Artist Opportunities

Open Calls at Trestle Gallery

Trestle Gallery hosts two annual open calls open to national and international artists. 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. 


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, curated by Jason Andrew

The only qualification is that you have not participated in a curated show at Trestle Gallery before (previous open calls such as Introductions & Small Works count, TAS Member Salons & Resident Exhibitions do not count). [image: Ruth Freeman]

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. 


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 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 with Jason Stopa, Adrienne Tarver, Christina Kelly, or Jennifer Schmidt. 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 - 2018's guest curator is Carmen Hermo, of the Brooklyn Museum.


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.

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: Amy Ritter

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Resident Exhibition

In part of our continuing effort to support and provide opportunities for artists, we guarantee any residents who participate in our residency program an exhibition in our gallery. 2019's resident exhibition will be curated by Carmen Hermo, Curator at the Brooklyn Museum. Residents can contact for access to application).

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Exhibition Proposals

Artists and curators are invited to submit proposals for group exhibitions at Trestle (three artists or more). Current submissions will be considered for the 2019-2020 calendar. 

Click here for Trestle Gallery's floor plan.

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.


*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.