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Barrett National Juried Solo Shows 2020
55 Noxon Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: New York
Entry Deadline: 11/13/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 10
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (Barrett National Juried Solo Shows 2020): $30.00

Barrett Solo Shows 2020
Entry Deadline: November 13,  2019
Juror: Ashley James, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum

Barrett Art Center offers opportunities for established and emerging artists to exhibit their work in our historic gallery setting.  In 2020, BAC will host four (4) solo shows in our Crenson Gallery, held in conjunction with exhibitions in the main galleries.

Entry Fee:  BAC members - $20; Non-members - $30

Opening Receptions on first day of show, Saturday, 3-6pm

2020 Show Dates:

January 25th – March 7th

May 16th – June 20th

October 10th – November 14th

November 28th – December 19th


Barrett Art Center seeks solo show proposals for shows: drawing, painting, pastel, printmaking, photography, sculpture, fiber, digital and mixed-media works are eligible. This presents a unique opportunity for a solo show in a landmark historic townhouse from the 1840s.  We invite proposals of both contemporary and traditional approaches that create a visually-compelling complement, or counterpoint, to Barrett Art Center’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse architecture.

About the Juror: Ashley James
Ashley James comes to the Brooklyn Museum from the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art, where she was a Mellon Research Consortium fellow assisting on the forthcoming Charles White and Adrian Piper retrospectives. James is a Ph.D. candidate in the Departments of African American Studies; English Literature; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. She holds an M.A. and an M.Phil. in English Literature and an M.A. and an M.Phil. in African American Studies from Yale. At Yale she co-curated the 2014 University Art Gallery exhibition Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection. She writes broadly on modern and contemporary literary and visual arts practices, and her dissertation reconsiders the relationship between politics, art, and blackness in the late 1960s.

Four proposals will be chosen to exhibit in the Crenson Gallery for shows in 2020. Criteria for review will include technical and artistic execution, a cohesive body of work or coherent theme, and overall artistic merit.  Gallery size and structural capacity will also play a role in submission selection.

Marketing strategies employed for exhibition include: Press releases submitted to print and electronic media outlets in the Hudson Valley with consistent local newspaper coverage. Online: weekly newsletter; page on website; Facebook & Instagram.  Barrett Art Center hosts over 4,00 annual visitors and has an e-newsletter has over 2,500 subscribers.    Artists may present an artist talk during the exhibition.

Notification of decisions will be sent to applicants on or about the first week of December, via email coming from CaFE

Artists selected to present Solo Shows are required to pay a gallery fee to support Barrett community programming and the upkeep of our historic building. 

 Exhibition Dates and Gallery Fees:

January 25 – March 7:   BAC Members - $125; Non-Members - $150

May 16 – June 20:   BAC Members - $125 Non-Members - $150.

October 10 – November 14:   BAC Members - $125 Non-Members - $150.

November 28 December 19:   BAC Members - $120; Non-Members - $140.

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