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.

Ends on November 1, 2018$10.00

Introductions 2019

Introductions is an annual open call hosted by Trestle Gallery. In support of our 2019 exhibition theme & focus, all applicants to 2019's open call will be considered for a solo exhibition at Trestle Gallery. The only qualification is that you have not participated in a show at our gallery before (previous open calls count, member salons do not count).

Show Dates:
Install: week of 12/17/18 | On View: 12/21/18-1/30/19 | Reception: 1/4/19 | De-install:  2/1/19

Submission Guidelines:  

  • 2D and 3D artworks of all media are accepted for consideration
  • You may submit 8-10 images in your application
  • Images must be in JPEG format, 1000 pixels on longest side
  • CV, Statement, and Bio must be submitted in PDF form
  • As a non-profit gallery, Trestle splits all sales 70/30, with 70% going to the artist.
  • Link to view sketch up files & floor plan: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B98QuPIzf--dWFg0MUU5bHhxX0U?usp=sharing
  • As a small non-profit, Trestle does not have a shipping or transportation budget. It is the artist's responsibility to get their work to the gallery.

Curated by Jason Andrew:

Jason Andrew is an independent scholar, curator, and producer. He is the Founding Partner at Artist Estate Studio, LLC, which manages the estates of Jack TworkovJanice Biala, and Elizabeth Murray as well as the studio of Robert Zakanitch to name a few. A prominent figure in the Brookyn art scene, Mr. Andrew is the co-founder and director of Norte Maar  a non-profit now celebrating its 15th anniversary encouraging, promoting, and presenting collaborative projects in the arts.

He can be followed on Twitter and Instgram: @jandrewARTS

Ends on April 1, 2019$10.00

Small Works 2019
Curated by Will Hutnick
Show Dates: June 13th - July 10th
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.

Click here for Trestle Gallery's floor plan.

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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