Mission

Trestle is a 501c3 non-profit contemporary art space located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, that was established in 2012 in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Our mission is to foster creativity and community by offering exhibition, education, and networking opportunities for contemporary artists and curators. We provide a place for creative people to focus on the development of their art and their career. Our mission is carried out through four core programs: Contemporary Exhibitions, Professional Development, Community Classes, and Residencies.

Trestle Gallery Residencies
Trestle Gallery has two residency opportunities with April 15th deadlines, our Trestle Artist Residency and Visiting Artist Residency. Applicants are required to submit 4-8 work samples in the following formats: .JPG, .GIF, .MOV, .MP4, .AVI, .MP3. Applicants must have at least one professional reference.
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Trestle Artist Residency
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019 (11:59PM)  
Residency Dates: July 1 - December 31, 2019

About the Trestle Artist Residency:
This residency is aimed at helping artists find a foothold in the art world while they develop a new body of work as an Trestle Art Space Member. Residents receive a 10% discount on the TAS Membership while getting additional support of 6 months advisory with Jason Stopa, Adrienne Tarver, or Christina Kelly. Residents are also given the opportunity to exhibit their work at Trestle. Participants receive all benefits of a Trestle Art Space Membership as well as monthly group advisory meetings which include critiques, guest speakers, and studio visits. By participating in this program artists take advantage of networking and community building opportunities in addition to having access to low-cost studio space. The residents give back to the community and get a peek into the administrative end of the art world by volunteering in the gallery or studio for three hours per month. All artists are invited to apply. Applications are accepted twice each year.

Part of the Trestle Artist Residency program is the option to participate in an end of year Residency Exhibition with rotating prominent guest curators. The guest curator for the 2019 residency cycle will be Eriola Pira.
 

Who this residency is ideal for:
1. Artists developing a new body of work
2. Artists entering or re-entering the art world
3. Artists who have graduated with a BFA or MFA within the past two years (note: this residency is open to all artists, Bachelors/Masters degrees are not required).
 

*Please note: we do not provide housing*
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Visiting Artist Residency
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019 (11:59PM)  
Upcoming cycle: July 1 - December 31, 2019

About the Visiting Artist Residency:
The Visiting Artist Residency at Trestle Gallery allows artists to explore their practice and share their artistic experience with the Trestle Gallery and Art Space community. Each cycle, one artist receives a free private studio membership for six months at Trestle Art Space. The Visiting Resident Artist leads monthly public critiques for the duration of the residency.
 

Who this residency is ideal for:
This residency is ideal for established artists with a serious practice looking for a space to make work while engaging with the Trestle Gallery & Art Space community.
*Please note: we do not provide housing*
 

Ends on April 1, 2019$10.00
$10.00

Small Works 2019

Curated by Will Hutnick

  • Opening Reception: June 20th, 7-9pm
  • On View through July 10th.
  • Drop Off Dates: 1:30-6pm Weds May 29, Fri May 31, Mon June 3, & Weds June 5
  • You can also ship your work to us! We will be accepting shipments M-F beginning Weds, May 29 through Weds June 5.
  • As a non-profit we do not have a shipping budget. Please include return shipping in your original shipment. Address all shipments to: Trestle Gallery, 850 3rd Ave, Suite 411, Brooklyn, NY 11232


Submission Guidelines:  
- Pieces may be no bigger than 12" on longest side - we accept 2D and 3D framed and unframed works of all media. If a work is framed, the frame can be a maximum of 2" larger than the piece itself, making the max dimension 14"
 - You may submit up to 3 works for consideration
 - Images must be in JPEG format, 1000 pixels on longest side
 - CV and Statement must be submitted in PDF form
 - National and international artists are welcome to apply. As a non-profit we don't have a shipping budget, so should an artist be selected they will have to cover the cost of shipping to and from the gallery.
- As a non-profit gallery, Trestle splits all sales 70/30, with 70% going to the artist.
 

About the Curator:
Will Hutnick is an artist and curator based in Wassaic, NY. He received his M.F.A. from Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY) and his B.A. from Providence College (Providence, RI). His work has been exhibited most recently at LVL3 Gallery (Chicago, IL), Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA), Paradice Palase (Brooklyn), Geoffrey Young Gallery (Great Barrington, MA), DEMO Project (Springfield, IL), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Brooklyn), The Java Project (Brooklyn), Providence College Galleries (Providence, solo) and Pratt Institute. Hutnick has curated numerous exhibitions at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Trestle Projects, Pratt Institute (New York and Brooklyn) and Hamiltonian Gallery (Washington, DC). He has been an artist-in-residence at Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, NY), DNA Gallery (Provincetown, MA), Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT) and a curator-in-residence at Benaco Arte (Sirmione, Italy) and Trestle Projects (Brooklyn). Hutnick is a 2017 Martha Boschen Porter Fund grant recipient from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation as well as a 2015 grant recipient from the Foundation for Contemporary Art. He is the Co-Director of Ortega y Gasset Projects, an artist-run curatorial collective and exhibition space in Brooklyn, and is currently the Residency Director at the Wassaic Project, a nonprofit organization that uses art and art education to foster positive social change.

(via http://www.willhutnick.com/cv/)

 

Artists and curators are invited to submit proposals for group exhibitions at Trestle (three artists or more). Current submissions will be considered for the 2020-2021 calendar. Note: Due to the volume of exhibition proposal submissions, we are unable to send any form of response or feedback. No hard copy submissions are accepted.


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To Apply:
- Written proposal (up to 500 words)
- Up to 8 .JPG images
- List of artists and their CVs in .PDF form



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