Locust Grove Estate Solo Shows 2019 - Call For Artists

Locust Grove Estate Solo Shows 2019 – Call For Artists

Locust Grove Estate Solo Shows 2019 – Call For Artists

Locust Grove, the Samuel F.B. Morse Estate, is partnering with Barrett Art Center to announce four solo show opportunities in 2019. Each 10-12 week show presents artists with the opportunity to present a solo show of 20-30 artworks in the Transverse Gallery in the Visitor Center at Locust Grove, a National Historic Landmark museum, education center, and nature preserve which attracts over 90,000 visitors each year, with a strong record of solo show artwork sales.

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Deadline: 1 May 2018

Locust Grove Estate Solo Shows 2019 are available for 2D artwork. Barrett Art Center encourages artists to develop new works of art for this exhibition opportunity. In an effort to give artists time to prepare, solo shows are being offered now for calendar year 2019.  Accepted artwork must be properly mounted, framed, and ready to hank from a track-type hanging system. Artwork may be either for sale or for exhibition only. Recommended number of works for display is 20-30 pieces, depending on size. If selected for Locust Grove Estate Solo Shows 2019, the images submitted for review do not necessarily have to be among the works exhibited. Please note the galleries are frequented by visitors of all ages, including school groups. Artists’ discretion is requested. Locust Grove reserves the right to not exhibit any artwork that does not meet our display criteria.

Locust Grove Estate Solo Shows 2019 Artist Benefits

Barrett Art Center and Locust Grove will work together to oversee the marketing of the exhibition through press releases sent to their media lists and announcements to our mailing lists. The solo show will be posted on each organization’s website. Locust Grove will assist the artist with on-site signage. Selected artists are invited, though not required, to present a public artists’ talk at Barrett Art Center during their solo show. Terms for sale of artwork: artist receives 75%; commission is 25%.

About Barrett Art Center

Barrett Art Center, founded by WPA-era artist Thomas W. Barrett, Jr. as the Dutchess County Art Association in 1935, brings hundreds of artists from across the nation to the Hudson Valley in juried exhibitions and solo shows each year. Their reputation for high-quality exhibitions and programs attracts annually thousands of art enthusiasts to an 1840s Greek Revival townhouse-turned gallery. Arts professionals from Barrett Art Center are part of the curatorial team which jurors shows.

Locust Grove was the nineteenth-century country estate of Samuel Morse who, in addition to being the inventor of the telegraph and Morse Code, was an artist and the founder of the National Academy of Design. In the twentieth century, the estate was owned by Poughkeepsie’s prominent Young family. They were noted collectors of Hudson River School paintings and the founders of the museum.

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