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November 30, 2020

Represent: New Portraiture National Juried Exhibition

  • Organization: Barrett Art Center
  • Submission Deadline: November 30, 2020
  • Event Dates: March 13, 2021 - April 18, 2021
  • Entry Fee: $40
  • Award Info: $500 Juror’s Prize, $250 Second Prize, $125 Honorable Mention
  • Type: Exhibition
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Poughkeepsie, New York

Juror: Hannah Turpin, Curatorial Assistant for Modern and Contemporary Art and Photography at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Exhibition Dates: March 13 – April 18, 2021

$500 Juror’s Prize, $250 Second Prize, $125 Honorable Mention

Portraiture has always been about more than just creating a record of a individual’s appearance. How do we understand what it means to represent, or re-present a person or place? Represent invites traditional and contemporary approaches to portraiture across a wide array of media – painting, photography, drawing, pastels, printmaking, mixed media, ceramics, textiles, sculpture, and new media. 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 interior.

This national juried exhibition will be held March 13 through April 18, 2021.

Submitting Entries:

BAC Members: $30 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.

Non-members: $40 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.

Members, please email or call us at 845-471-2550 for coupon code. To become a member, visit,

About the Juror:

Hannah Turpin has served as the Curatorial Assistant for Modern and Contemporary Art and Photography at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) since 2015. As a curator, Turpin is particularly interested in 20th and 21st century art practices connected to feminist and queer ideologies and focused on issues of visibility and representation. She is currently planning a solo exhibition with artist Elle Pérez (CMOA, opening January 2021) that will feature new works exploring themes of intimacy, body modification, and relationality. Turpin recently opened Counterpressures (CMOA, 2020), a thematic group exhibition that features work of ten Pittsburgh–area artists exploring their personal encounters with the climate crisis. Recent independent curatorial projects include The Self, Realized: Queering the Art of Self-Portraiture (Brew House Association, 2019), in which fourteen LGBTQ+ identified artists who work across media embraced and reimagined the self-actualizing power of the genre. Turpin previously worked at the Leslie Lohman Museum in New York. She earned her MA in Art History at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts and her BA in East Asian Studies at Denison University.

About Barrett Art Center:

Barrett Art Center works with curators from around the globe to bring exemplary contemporary art from international artists to its exhibitions in the Hudson Valley. Our reputation for high-quality exhibitions and programs attracts thousands of art enthusiasts from the northeast corridor to our gallery annually. We are located at the terminus of the Metro North Railroad out of Grand Central in NYC.

Always free and open to the public — so there are no financial barriers to access — BAC’s arts programming engages with its inner-city community. Barrett Art Center is an open, inclusive, and equitable place where all feel welcome.

Marketing strategies employed for exhibitions include:

Press releases submitted to more than print and electronic media outlets in the Hudson Valley with consistent local newspaper coverage; Online: bi-weekly e-newsletter; website (; Facebook; Instagram. The e-newsletter has over 2,900 subscribers. Exhibition artwork is posted in an online exhibition during the show and archived on the site after the show closes. Social media and e-newsletters emphasize “action links” to drive traffic to the Barrett website and connect viewers to relevant artist contact information in the online gallery for each exhibition.

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