2017 Crenson Gallery Solo & Group Shows 

Barrett Art Center offers opportunities for established and emerging artists to exhibit their work in our historic gallery setting.  In 2017, BAC will host four (4) solo or group shows in the Crenson Gallery, held in conjunction with exhibitions in the main galleries.

Crenson Gallery.

Crenson Gallery.


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

 Four proposals will be chosen to exhibit in the Crenson Gallery for shows in 2017. Submissions will be reviewed by Ellen Driscoll, Program Director of Studio Arts and Visiting Professor of Sculpture at Bard College. 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.  For Crenson Gallery layout, BAC website. www.barrettartcenter.org/crenson-solo-shows Notification of decisions will be sent to applicants on or about Tuesday, February 14, 2017, via email.

.Entry Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Juror: Ellen Driscoll, Program Director of Studio Arts and Visiting Professor of Sculpture at Bard College
Entry Fee:  BAC members - $20; Non-members - $25

Exhibtion space at entrance to Crenson Gallery

Exhibtion space at entrance to Crenson Gallery

2017 Crenson Gallery Show Dates:

Solo Show dates will be assigned to artists by the Barrett Art Center

March 18 – April 15

May 27 – June 24

July 8 – August 12

November 18 – December 22

Crenson Gallery, Original marble mantelpiece at left.

Crenson Gallery, Original marble mantelpiece at left.

Artists selected to present Crenson Gallery Solo Shows are required to pay a gallery fee to support the upkeep of the building.  

Additional Gallery Fee: BAC Members - $150; Non-Members - $175.


About the Juror, Ellen Driscoll

Ellen Driscoll’s work encompasses sculpture, drawing, and public art installation. Recent large scale installations include “CartOURgraphy” for Middle College High School and the International High School in Queens, "Night to Day, Here and Away" for the Sarasota National Cemetery, “Distant Mirrors” for the Providence River, “FastForwardFossil #2” at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, and “Revenant” and “Phantom Limb” for Nippon Ginko, Hiroshima, Japan. Earlier works include “The Loophole of Retreat” at the Whitney Museum at Phillip Morris, “As Above, So Below” for Grand Central Terminal (a suite of 20 mosaic and glass images for the tunnels at 45th, 47th, and 48th Streets), “Catching the Drift”, a restroom for the Smith College Museum of Art, and “Wingspun” for the International Arrivals corridor at Raleigh Durham airport. Ms. Driscoll has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bunting Institute at Harvard University, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, the LEF Foundation, the Rhode Island Foundation, Anonymous Was a Woman, a 2014 Fine Arts Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a 2015 Siena Arts Institute Fellowship.  Her work is included in major public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of Art.  She is Program Director of Studio Arts and Visiting Professor of Sculpture at Bard College. http://www.ellendriscoll.net/