Calls for Entry:

We the People: Political Art in an Age of Discord


We the People: Political Art in an Age of  Discord is a national juried art exhibition that invites artistic expressions of the political. Established and emerging artists are encouraged to submit artworks that engage with a variety of political themes and viewpoints, from the local to the global

JUROR: Michelle Legro

 Juror Michelle Legro was previously Culture Editor at The New Republic, where she chronicled the 2016 Presidential Campaign in articles "Four Days in Cleveland" and "Four Days in Philadelphia". Ms. Legro is a contributor to The Guardian, Tin House, The Believer, Guernica, and Brain Pickings.  She is the editor of Longreads and is the former Senior Editor at Lapham's Quarterly. 

ENTRY DEADLINE: April 17, 2017

Accepted Work Delivered to Barrett Art Center:  June 19 – 21, 2017

No exceptions will be made for late deliveries.

Exhibition Dates: July 8 – August 12, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 8, 2017, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Drawing, painting, pastel, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, fiber, mixed-media works are eligible. We seek 2-D and 3-D artworks as well as small installations that can be accommodated in our atypical venue: the intimate galleries of our landmark 1840's Greek Revival townhouse. Historically used as domestic spaces, our galleries provide a dramatic, visually-compelling presentation of contemporary and cutting-edge work.

BAC is located two hours north of New York City in Poughkeepsie, New York. Each year, BAC hosts four premier national juried exhibitions that showcase the work of established and emerging artists working in an array of medium and genres. Past BAC national show jurors include renowned curators from leading art institutions across the U.S.