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National Juried Solo Shows Barrett Art Center

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National Juried Solo Shows Barrett Art Center


Barrett Solo Show Series 2021 – 2022
Barrett Art Center offers opportunities for established and emerging artists to exhibit their work in our historic gallery setting. From August 2021 through June 2022, BAC will host four (4) solo shows in our Crenson Gallery, held in conjunction with national juried exhibitions in the main galleries.

Barrett Art Center seeks solo show proposals for shows in the second-floor Crenson Gallery. Drawing, painting, pastel, printmaking, photography, sculpture, fiber, mixed-media works are eligible. This presents a unique opportunity for solo projects, as well as installation works for the Crenson Gallery and the adjacent exterior second floor side-porch. We invite proposals of both contemporary and traditional artwork that create a visually-compelling complement, or counterpoint, to Barrett Art Center’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse interior.

Juror: Nico Wheadon, Curator & Principal, bldg fund LLC

About the Juror:
Nico Wheadon is an independent art advisor, curator, educator and writer. She is also founder and principal of bldg fund LLC, an innovation platform for BIPOC artists, entrepreneurs and neighbors. Nico currently serves on the Board of Governors at the National Academy of Design, and the Advisory Board for the Lubin School of Business. An adjunct assistant professor at Brown University, Barnard College and Hartford Art School, she has also guest lectured internationally on topics including: the future of museums; art and entrepreneurship; navigating risk in the nonprofit industrial complex; and building artist-led institutions. In 2020, she was appointed as a Guide at The Institute of Possibility. Nico’s first manuscript—On Museum Citizenship: A Toolkit for Radical Art Pedagogy, Practice & Participation—is slated for publication in Spring 2021. The book brings together over forty pioneering voices from the field to reflect on canon-shifting practice currently taking place within, beyond, and through the museum space. In recent posts, Wheadon served as Inaugural Executive Director of NXTHVN (2019-2020); Inaugural Director of Public Programs and Community Engagement at the Studio Museum in Harlem (2014-2019); and Curatorial Director of Rush Arts Gallery (2007-2010). She holds an MA in Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship from Goldsmith’s College University of London (2011), and a BA in Art-Semiotics from Brown University (2006).

Entry Fee: BAC members – $25 Non-members – $35
Members, please contact info@barrettartcenter.org or 845.471.2550 for coupon code.

Opening Receptions on first day of show, Saturday, 3-6pm
Anticipated Show Dates:
Aug 7 – Sep 11, 2021; Sep 25 – Oct 30, 2021
Jan 29 – Mar 5, 2022; May 21 – Jun 25, 2022


Four artists will be chosen to exhibit in the Crenson Gallery for shows in 2021-2022. 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.

Notification of decisions will be sent to applicants on or about April 1, 2021 via email coming from CaFE

Artists selected to present Crenson Gallery Solo Shows are required to pay a small gallery fee ($150) to support Barrett community programming and the upkeep of our historic building.