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Drawn From Nature – Call For Artists

Drawn From Nature – Call For Artists

The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove (JJAC) announces a call for artists for the Drawn From Nature annual juried show. Images should feature some aspect or the impact of birds, wildlife, and/or nature in the environment.

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Deadline: 11 Mar 2018

Work submitted must have been created within the past three years. No reproductions will be accepted. Each entry must be original in concept and composition and be executed solely by the submitting artist. Artwork that has been exhibited previously at any JJAC exhibition will not be eligible. Artwork shall not exceed 48 inches on its longest dimension including frame. Work containing feathers will not be accepted. All entries must be for sale.

  • Entry fee: $25.00 for up to two works.
  • Juror of Selection: Cheryl Agulnick Hochberg
  • Juror of Awards: Bruce Hoffman

Drawn From Nature Artist Benefits

More than $2,000 in cash prizes will be presented for outstanding examples of the accepted artists’ work. Categories are: oil/acrylic, watercolor, other two-dimensional work on paper, photography, sculpture, and other three-dimensional work. This show is an opportunity for artists to exhibit and sell their work. Accepted work will be offered through on-line sale opportunity promoted to a mailing list of 40,000. Sale commissions of 30% go toward supporting JJAC education programs. Invited artists receive two free tickets to opening reception on April 13.

The exhibit will be installed in a beautiful historic barn with modern lighting. The nonprofit Center is a historic landmark preserved by Montgomery County and operated by National Audubon Society. It is located on over 200 acres of fields and woods along the Perkiomen Creek. The grounds include the historic home where Audubon lived, non-releasable owls, and other birds that cannot live in the wild due to injury. During the run of the exhibition, entry fee to the historic house will be waived. Located 1201 Pawlings Road, Audubon, PA, minutes from King of Prussia, just off Route 422.

About the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

The John James Audubon Center is part of the National Audubon Society. The Center is located at the first home in America of ornithological artist and naturalist John James Audubon. The shared mission of the John James Audubon Center and the Valley Forge Audubon Society is to inspire people to appreciate, preserve, and protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitat; to promote personal appreciation and stewardship of the local natural environment through education and active participation in its preservation; and to preserve the artistic, scientific, and historic legacy of John James Audubon and celebrate the conservation movement he inspired.

For more information, contact wchristie@audubon.org.

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Fantastic Fibers 2018 – Call For Artists

Fantastic Fibers 2018 – Call For Artists

Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the Fantastic Fibers 2018 international juried exhibition. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging and innovative international exhibitions, Fantastic Fibers 2018 seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding contemporary works related to the fiber medium.

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Deadline: 16 Feb 2018

The show began in 1987 as a wearable art show. It has evolved over the years to include a compelling mix of works created from natural or synthetic fibers and work that addresses the subject or medium of fiber. The Fantastic Fibers 2018 exhibit is an American Quilter’s Society (AQS) sanctioned event. Paducah becomes a Mecca for quilters and quilt enthusiasts each April. It attracts more than 30,000 visitors from across the globe attend AQS QuiltWeek. This year’s AQS QuiltWeek dates are April 18 – 21, 2018.

Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium or concept are welcome. This exhibition is open to artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years, and not previously exhibited in a Fantastic Fibers exhibition. There are no size restrictions. Up to five entries per artist are permitted with an entry fee of $25 per piece. All selected artworks will be featured in a full color catalog produced by Yeiser Art Center for sale during the exhibition. Selected artists for exhibit will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the exhibition catalog at a discounted rate. Fantastic Fibers 2018 will be on display at Yeiser Art Center from April 14 to June 9, 2018.

Artists may submit up to 5 distinct artwork entries with 3 images each entry. Each submission is $25 and should consist of 1 single artwork represented by 1 to 3 images (multiple full views and/or details may be included). A new application should be completed for each subsequent artwork up to 5 entries in total.

Fantastic Fibers 2018 Juror

Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, juror, is a fiber artist whose experimental techniques and expressive interpretations have earned him an international reputation. Arturo is one of Kentucky’s most original, influential, and significant artists. His work is in the collections of the New York City Museum of Modern Art’s Architecture and Design Collection, as well as galleries and private collections throughout the world.

“What distinguishes me from other artists working in fiber is my choice to mainly explore and recycle twentieth century industrial materials that have been primarily designed as tapes or films. Incorporating them into woven or interlaced webs provides for me permutations for my design concepts which are personalized into a visual vocabulary of the sky, water, landscape; and more recently, issues related to international and domestic politics, terrorism, the total nuclear threat, the cosmic realms, and personal spiritual beliefs.” – Sandoval

Fantastic Fibers 2018 Awards

  • $1,000 Best of Show
  • $500 First Place
  • $250 Second Place
  • $150 Third Place

Sales will be encouraged where works are offered for purchase, but work need not be for sale to enter. Yeiser Art Center will keep a gallery of 40% commission on all sales. Price your work accordingly. Work will be insured for the duration of the exhibition for the value of the work or 60% of the retail price. Artists are responsible for insuring their work during transit to and from the Yeiser.

About The Yeiser Art Center

The Yeiser Art Center (YAC), a non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status, was established in 1957 as the Paducah Art Guild. Its purpose was to promote the appreciation of the visual arts and their creation. It started as a small volunteer organization with founding members Mary Yeiser, Ginny Black, and Bob Evans leading the way. Today, YAC has a permanent exhibition space that hosts seven shows annually and a permanent collection of over 300 works. The center offers visual art based programming including educational classes, public gallery talks, and artist lectures. They have grown to employ a full-time executive director and full-time administrative assistant. YAC has a supporting membership program as well as many loyal and terrific volunteers.

YAC promotes visual arts by presenting dynamic exhibitions and programs. The exhibitions are chosen to showcase a diverse range of art forms, styles, and techniques. The center provides the regional community the opportunity to view original artworks, provides a forum for artists, and serves as an educational resource for schools, colleges, and community organizations. Through exhibitions and programs, YAC provides art experiences for children while advocating the importance of a visual arts education in local schools. They work to help interpret the visual arts to the region by promoting  regional and national artists.

YAC strives to be a good community partner. They foster collaborative projects where possible, seeking to secure funds and contribute time and expertise to support other community arts projects. The center serves as a cultural attraction in Paducah’s historic downtown district. It adds to the city’s overall strength and competitiveness as a tourist destination.

For more information, contact office@theyeiser.org.

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2019 Artist Exhibition Opportunities – Call For Artists

2019 Artist Exhibition Opportunities – Call For Artists

The Caldwell Arts Council will accept portfolios from artists for the 2019 artist exhibition opportunities. The exhibition ranges from one to three-months long at Caldwell Arts Council gallery (four exhibit opportunities ranging from 5-8 weeks), Art-in-Healing Gallery, or another off-site gallery in Caldwell Arts Council (three 3-month long exhibit opportunities).

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Deadline: 31 Jan 2018

The Caldwell Arts Council exhibits artists from across the country and has a reputation for quality exhibits. The center is housed in an historic 100+ year old home. There are four gallery spaces that have been renovated as professional exhibit spaces. Exhibits range from contemporary to traditional and include 2-D and 3-D exhibitions. The Art-in-Healing Gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital can hang up to 20 works of 2-D or 3-D wall artworks.

The 2019 artist exhibition opportunities reach visitors from the southeastern United States. While sales opportunities are not strong, there is an opportunity to have museum and gallery curators, regional university art students, and professors. Exhibit invitations are mailed to 400-500 individuals and emailed to 1,700 individuals.

About Caldwell Arts Council

The Caldwell Arts Council is known for ‘pushing the envelope’ on the art styles displayed in the gallery. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit. The Caldwell Arts Council is a regional arts center that presents art exhibits, educational opportunities, and collection programs that foster the cultural arts. Programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, as well as individual donors, corporate donors, and sponsorships.  All donations are tax-deductible.  The largest programs include the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention (now in its 14th year, held Labor Day weekend annually), the annual Sculpture Celebration (now in its 34th year) which brings sculptors to Lenoir for a one-day competition the Saturday after Labor Day, and the Artists-in-Schools performance series for Caldwell County students which brings theatrical productions to Lenoir.

For more information, contact office@caldwellarts.com.

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Juried Documentary Photography – Call For Artists

Juried Documentary Photography – Call For Artists

Smithtown Township Arts Council invites submissions for its upcoming juried documentary photography exhibition at the Mills Pond Gallery. Juror: Kevin C. Downs. Open to photographers age 18 and older using visual narratives in their photos.

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Deadline: 13 Mar 2018

The entry fee is $45 for up to three project entries (two to four images per project).

Juried Documentary Photography Exhibit Dates: April 28 – May 19. 660 Route 25A, St. James, NY 11780.

An important quality of entries should be the intent to tell a visual story about the subject of your photographs. Style may be documentary, personal, or photo-journalism. Each entry may consist of between two and four images that convey a story around a particular theme. Smithtown Township Arts Council is looking for work that focuses on visual storytelling rather than fine art photography, work that compels us to think about life outside our own little worlds, teaches us something we didn’t know, or helps us understand a situation from a new point of view.

Selected artists for the Juried Documentary Photography exhibit will have opportunity to win $500 first place or $200 second place awards. Winning artists are invited to future winners showcase exhibit. Accepted artists have an opportunity to exhibit with documentary photography artists from across the US and be judged by a documentary photographer who is among the top in his field.

About Smithtown Township Arts Council

Smithtown Township Arts Council operates Mills Pond Gallery in an historic Greek Revival building built in 1838. Adaptation of Mills Pond House for public use has introduced modern mechanical systems to the structure without impairing its historic integrity. Gallery lighting and handicapped access have been designed to complement the original building. Notable among the ca. 1838 Grecian details are the gold-veined marble mantelpieces, ornamental plater “centres” applied to the ceilings, and front and rear stoops supported by wooden Doric columns.

Mills Pond house preserves the locality’s name, but departs from tradition in other respects. Its high-style Grecian design is unusual on Long Island and the hand of an accomplished architect is nearly unique at this early date. Pollard’s influence is seen in the use of imported materials: Albany boards, Carolina yellow pine, English glass, Connecticut stone, and Santo Domingan mahogany. The silvered hardware, decorative plaster, and carpeting were bought in New York City shops. William Wickham Mills died in 1865. His home descended in the family until its gift to the Town of Smithtown in 1976. Today, it is preserved for use as an arts-related facility.

By exhibiting contemporary works of art from local to national sources, Mills Pond Gallery brings art and people together to discover, enjoy, and understand the nation’s rich and diverse artistic heritage. Exhibitions reach local communities through classes, special events, and community outreach programs that focus on active and collaborative learning.

For more information, contact gallery@stacarts.org.

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Worth A Thousand Words – Call For Artists

Worth A Thousand Words – Call For Artists

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions from artists 18 and over for a new exhibit entitled, Worth a Thousand Words. The Gallery is located in the Maritime Parking Garage exhibit space in Norwalk, CT. All mediums accepted. The exhibit will run from January 29 to May 11, 2018.

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Deadline: 16 Dec 2017

Every picture tells a story, it can communicate to anyone in the world a complex idea with just a single image, no translation needed. The Maritime Garage Gallery seeks work that captures how the artist would communicate their stories, emotions, concerns, memories, and ideas about life, nature, hope, world events, and humanity into works of art. The exhibit will be curated by Nadia Martinez.

Chosen artists for Worth A Thousand Words will benefit from having their art exhibited in a gallery that is located in a highly trafficked public space. The Maritime Garage is located in historic South Norwalk. The Garage has between 500 and 700 cars going in and out daily, with an average of three passengers. This brings an estimated 1,500 – 2,100 daily impressions to the space. In addition, there will be an opening reception that will be attended by artists, Parking Authority representatives, area politicians, notables, and the public. The Gallery also promotes the opening reception and exhibit in all local media outlets.

About The Maritime Garage Gallery

The Maritime Garage Gallery was founded by the Parking Authority as part of its “Art in Parking Places” initiative. This effort to support art in public spaces includes several permanent public art exhibits in the South Norwalk Railroad Station. The exhibits highlight the city’s maritime tradition and other historical facts about town. These installations were made possible by a grant provided by the Federal Transportation Enhancement Public Art Program. These initiatives are a collaboration of the Norwalk Parking Authority and the Norwalk Arts Commission. The Maritime Garage Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday. The Norwalk parking Authority oversees the management, operation, facilities, and maintenance of over 4,000 on and off-street parking spaces.

For more information, contact maritimegallery@norwalkpark.org.

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East Lansing Art Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

East Lansing Art Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

East Lansing Art Festival 2018 announces a call for artists for the May 19-20, 2018, mid-Michigan event featuring fine art, live local music, children’s educational art activities, live artist demos, poetry readings, and an international-style food court in Downtown East Lansing, Michigan.

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Deadline: 31 Jan 2018

East Lansing is a charming university town with a variety of shops, restaurants, and galleries. The beautiful Michigan State University campus is across the street. It is home to the renowned Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum. The East Lansing Art Festival is ranked #38 by Sunshine Artist magazine’s 100 best fine art shows.

Exhibitors at the East Lansing Art Festival 2018 can expect

  • Well-educated visitors including professionals from the state government and university
  • Friendly volunteers who welcome artists and make load-in and load-out run smoothly
  • Booth sitting services
  • Friday set-up
  • Free artist parking
  • Saturday morning coffee
  • Artist reception and award ceremony
  • Affiliation with local public TV and radio – bringing the right people to you
  • Eclectic live music that enhances the art rather than distracts from it
  • International flavors in a unique food court
  • Hands-on arts education area for children and families
  • A festive mood – this is the kickoff of the local festival season in Michigan

About The East Lansing Art Festival

Established in 1964, the East Lansing Art Festival is an evolving outdoor celebration featuring fine artists, exceptional musicians, artist demos, children’s art activities, poetry, and delicious food. The festival offers community members an opportunity to learn about the artistic process directly from the artist and purchase one of a kind original pieces of art. The festival strives to introduce the next generation of art lovers by introducing children to interesting arts activities and experiences. The Emerging Artist program also contributes to the next generation of exhibiting artists by providing space and mentorship to artists new to the festival circuit. Each of these endeavors fosters an atmosphere of art appreciation and a weekend of fun.

For more information, contact info@elartfest.com.

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Zine Show – Call For Artists

Zine Show – Call For Artists

The Holland Project Gallery is excited to be putting together a zine show exhibition this December. They are interested in showcasing all types and genres of zines. Open to zines created by veteran zine makers, artists, writers and activists as well as those created by up and comers new to zine making.

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Deadline: 27 Nov 2017

The zine show exhibition will take place in the Holland Project Gallery, located at 140 Vesta St, Reno, NV, from December 12 – 29, 2017.

Artists will benefit by having their work exhibited professionally in a contemporary gallery space among other highly skilled and talented artists. Artists will have the opportunity to sell their work in the gallery during the run of the exhibition. They will be included on the Holland Project’s artist registry for inclusion in future exhibitions and zine based events. In addition to this exhibition, the Holland Project will host a Zine Fair this summer (June 2018). Any artists who participate in the zine show exhibit this December will be first on the list to receive news and a vendor invitation for the Zine Fair.

About the Holland Project

The Holland Project is an all-ages arts and music initiative by young people, for young people, in Reno, NV. Holland Project’s aim is four-pronged:

  1. Art access
  2. Music access
  3. Diverse workshop opportunities
  4. Community involvement and collaboration

Holland Project is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization that produces more than 150 all-ages events annually in the Reno area. Governed by its members, volunteer boards, and our committees, Holland Project seeks to propel Reno’s all-ages movement. It supports and champions wholeheartedly opportunities for young people in the community. Holland focuses on executing live music events monthly, curating gallery exhibits, hosting unique and affordable workshops, and presenting special events and city-wide collaborations.

Holland Project hopes to further identify Reno as a cultural center with a vibrant urban scene where art and music thrive. It fundamentally believes that music and art are vital forces. Young people have the ability and right to shape and share their culture. All-ages events and opportunities are an important part of any healthy and happening community. Holland Project is proud to present all-ages offerings. The Holland Project Gallery is one of the go-to art spaces in Reno to see young, contemporary artists and their influences both regionally and nationally. The main gallery space, located at our venue at 140 Vesta Street, features one to three exhibitions a month.

For more information, contact alisha@hollandreno.org.

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Tomorrow’s World – Call For Artists

Tomorrow’s World – Call For Artists

Atom Gallery seeks submissions of work from artists, illustrators, and printmakers for Tomorrow’s World, a group exhibition at a London gallery. Event to be held from 8th December 2017 until 26th January 2018. Broad interpretations of the theme are welcomed including utopias, dystopias, science fiction, political prophecies, fears, hopes, and quotations.

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Deadline: 1 Dec 2017

If selected, the finished artwork must be delivered to Atom Gallery at 127 Green Lanes, London N16 9DA by 1st December 2017. Delivery and collection of the artwork is the responsibility of the artist. The gallery can arrange return postage upon receipt of adequate payment. All artworks submitted should be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition, both in the gallery and from Atom Gallery’s online shop. Artists will be asked to sign a standard artist’s agreement. They will receive 60% of the sale price of their work if sold. Where possible, we would prefer works in standard A and B sizes (A1, A2, A3, B2 etc) to enable us to frame the work easily.

The Tomorrow’s World group exhibition at Atom Gallery will be publicized through the gallery’s existing social media channels. This provides artists with online exposure to our customers and followers. This will coincide with the distribution of digital press releases about the exhibition to relevant online blogs, websites, and analogue art and design publications. If selected, artists will be asked to give permission for their name to be mentioned within this publicity and for their work to be used within any promotional publicity.

About Atom Gallery

Atom is a small, contemporary art gallery in North London which specializes in limited edition prints and printmaking. The gallery has a growing reputation for exhibiting artists. It has a loyal customer-base both online and in the real world. The gallery owners are artist-printmakers who work in a purpose-built print studio beneath the gallery space. In addition to curating several exhibitions each year, they provide a digital (giclée) print service and professional screenprint editioning service for artists.

For more information, contact rich@atomgallery.co.uk.

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Deck The Halls Exhibition – Call For Artists

Deck The Halls Exhibition – Call For Artists

Gallery North of Setauket, Long Island invites artists to submit artwork for their annual holiday exhibition, Deck the Halls. This exhibition focuses on small works for holiday gift giving.

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Deadline: 27 Oct 2017

Artists are invited to submit one festive piece to Deck the Halls for a fee of $10, or 2 pieces for $15. Artwork should not exceed 20 inches in any dimension. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, October 27, 2017. Artists will be notified of acceptance via email no later than October 31.

Each year, Gallery North features up to 10 exhibitions that are promoted extensively with postcard mailings to patrons and businesses, local and regional newspaper advertisements, radio ads, and social media posts. All exhibitions have an opening reception with complimentary wine and snacks. Exhibiting artists are encouraged to join the celebration as they are always well-attended. Events provide a chance to network with other artists and possibly meet patrons looking to purchase the work of local artists.

About Gallery North

Gallery North is a not-for-profit gallery promoting the finest contemporary regional art and craft. It is located in the beautiful and historic area of Setauket, Long Island. Established in 1965, Gallery North focuses on contemporary art in a variety of disciplines, including painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, digital art, and film. Exhibits explore the diversity and vitality of the arts on Long Island. Classes, workshops, excursions, talks, and annual festivals involve community members in the lively process of art making. With the addition of the Community Art Center,  Gallery North continues to provide the community with a diverse selection of educational programming including ArTalks, Art Ventures, Art Abilities, and Art Works.

Gallery North showcases the vibrant creativity of artists and craftspeople from Long Island and nearby regions. It is not just a gallery, but also a community. Artists have opportunities to show and get feedback on work while growing and developing their skills and vision. Among the various shows, there is a good balance of representational and traditional work as well as abstract, experimental, and conceptual work. This attracts a wide audience from across Long Island and NYC.

For more information, contact exhibitions@gallerynorth.org.

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Photowork 2018 – Call For Artists

Photowork 2018 – Call For Artists

Dutchess County Art Association (DCAA) announces a call for artists for Photowork 2018, an annual exhibition of contemporary photographs curated from photographers throughout the United States. It is jurored by leading curators, critics, and processionals in the field.

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Deadline: 4 Dec 2017

Photowork celebrates its 31st year in 2018. Barrett Art Center is proud to welcome 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning photographer E. Jason Wambsgans as this year’s juror. The Photowork 2018 show embraces reinvention, wherein artists provide a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting-edge practices in dynamic imagery. The show celebrates photography’s role as fine art and prescient social commentary. Winners in the past have spanned the gamut of photographic output from small to large format cameras, pinhole cameras, silver gelatin prints, pigment prints, and chromogenic prints.

2017 Pulitzer Prize winning photographer E. Jason Wambsgans is a staff photographer at the Chicago Tribune. He has spent the last 15 years covering stories that have taken him from the vanishing rainforests of Madagascar to the war in Afghanistan. He has intensively documented the problem of Chicago’s gun violence over the last five years. Wambsgans studied fine art and cinema at Central Michigan University. Throughout a career of wide-ranging assignments, his editors have counted on his ability to inventively meet challenges whether aesthetic, technical, or conceptual while gracefully conveying the human experience.

Photowork 2018 Prizes

  • $1,000 Juror’s Prize
  • $250 Second Prize
  • $125 Third Prize

Marketing strategies employed for exhibitions include press releases submitted to more than 80 print and electronic media outlet in the Hudson Valley with consistent local newspaper coverage. Online coverage includes the weekly DCAA newsletter, Barrett Art Center website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The DCAA e-newsletter has over 2,600 subscribers. Information emphasizes action links to drive traffic to the DCAA website. Readers connect to relevant artist contact information on online galleries for each exhibition. Contact information is archived on the site for viewing after the show. The website attracts over 2,000 unique visitors each month on average.

About the Dutchess County Art Association

Exhibitions have been at the core of the DCAA mission since its inception 82 years ago. The DCAA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents of the Hudson Valley through the visual arts by fostering important and relevant visual expression. The annual schedule of exhibitions is a core component in their effort to champion artists and introduce contemporary work to the community.

DCAA’s story goes back to the 1840s, when leading professional families in Poughkeepsie built elegant town homes within walking distance of the city center, notably the Greek Revival brick townhouse at 55 Noxon Street. The Gilded Age, and another housing boom, brought Poughkeepsie banker Thomas Barrett and his wife, Kate, to the house in 1900. Their son, Thomas Weeks Barrett, Jr., was born in 1902. He attended Poughkeepsie schools discovered his love for art. After graduating from the art school of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Barrett worked in NYC as a commercial artist, creating this playing card design. It was the hard times of the Depression that made Barrett House what it is today. After the Crash of 1929, Barrett returned to his family home and set up shop on the 3rd floor.

The popular response to President Roosevelt’s unprecedented governmental support for the arts inspired Barrett to organize Dutchess County’s first art exhibition in 1934 at the Luckey Platt Department Store in Poughkeepsie. Over 2,000 visitors attended on the opening day. Buoyed by the show’s success, Barrett and his colleagues founded the Dutchess County Art Association in 1935. DCAA continues their work today. They present cutting-edge art in Barrett’s boyhood home, keeping alive the spirit of creativity in our Hudson Valley community.

For more information, contact info@barrettartcenter.org.

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