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NEW at Trestle Gallery

Trestle programs are designed to offer an alternative to the expense of higher education. The Trestle philosophy comes from a belief that artists can grow and learn from each other without the excessive student loans that can come with graduate work at larger institutions.


Open Calls at Trestle Gallery

Trestle Gallery accepts exhibition proposals on a rolling basis, and hosts two annual open calls open to national and international artists - Introductions and Small Works - as well as 6 month residency programs. Be sure to read the open call descriptions thoroughly before applying.

Please note: as a non-profit we are not able to cover the cost of shipping to and from the gallery. 

Artist Residencies at Trestle Gallery


The Trestle Artist Residency is aimed at helping artists find a foothold in the art world while they develop a new body of work as a member of the Trestle Art Space community. Residents receive a 10% discount on TAS Membership while benefiting from 6 months of monthly advisory meetings. Residents are additionally afforded networking opportunities with established artists, critics, curators and other art world professionals.

There is an end of residency exhibition curated by rotating prominent guest curators - 2019’s guest curator is Eriola Pira.

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.

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.

Current Visiting Artist Resident: Sa’dia Rehman

*Disclaimer* applying to an open call or residency at Trestle Gallery does not guarantee participation, however it does guarantee your artwork will be seen by our rotating guest curators.