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. *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 both our Chief Curator Katerina Lanfranco and our rotating guest curators.

Guest curated by Enrico Gomez. Introductions is an annual open call hosted by 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).

Guest curated by Enrico Gomez. Introductions is an annual open call hosted by 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).

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 (850 3rd Ave, Sunset Park, BK). Residents receive a 10% discount on TAS Membership while getting additional support of 6 months advisory with Jason Stopa, Adrienne Tarver or Christina Kelly. There is an end of residency exhibition curated by Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator at The Brooklyn Museum.

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 (850 3rd Ave, Sunset Park, BK). Residents receive a 10% discount on TAS Membership while getting additional support of 6 months advisory with Jason Stopa, Adrienne Tarver or Christina Kelly. There is an end of residency exhibition curated by Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator at The Brooklyn Museum.

The Visiting Artist Residency allows artists to explore their practice and share their artistic experience with the Brooklyn Art Space and Trestle community. Each cycle,  one artist receives free Brooklyn Art Space Semi-Private studio membership for six months at our 400 3rd Avenue (Gowanus, BK) location. The Visiting Resident Artist leads one art talk and one critique or workshop during the residency.  Current Visiting Artist Resident: Allison Kaufman

The Visiting Artist Residency allows artists to explore their practice and share their artistic experience with the Brooklyn Art Space and Trestle community. Each cycle,  one artist receives free Brooklyn Art Space Semi-Private studio membership for six months at our 400 3rd Avenue (Gowanus, BK) location. The Visiting Resident Artist leads one art talk and one critique or workshop during the residency. 

Current Visiting Artist Resident: Allison Kaufman

Guest Curated by Sharon Louden. Small Works is an annual open call hosted by Trestle Gallery. Pieces may be no bigger than 12" on their longest side (14" framed).

Guest Curated by Sharon LoudenSmall Works is an annual open call hosted by Trestle Gallery. Pieces may be no bigger than 12" on their longest side (14" framed).


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. This year's resident exhibition will be curated by Katherine Murdock, Curator at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (residents can contact trestle@brooklynartspace.org for application).

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. This year's resident exhibition will be curated by Katherine Murdock, Curator at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (residents can contact trestle@brooklynartspace.org for application).

Guest Curated by Jacqueline Ferrante. An annual salon showcasing the work of artists who are a part of Trestle Art Space & Brooklyn Art Space. You must be a current member to apply, for access to the application email trestle@brooklynartspace.org.

Guest Curated by Jacqueline Ferrante. An annual salon showcasing the work of artists who are a part of Trestle Art Space & Brooklyn Art Space. You must be a current member to apply, for access to the application email trestle@brooklynartspace.org.

Artists are invited to submit 3 images, a statement and CV as a portfolio to be reviewed by our gallery committee headed by Chief Curator, Katerina Lanfranco. We file the images for future consideration and in-house curatorial research at Trestle Gallery.  To Apply: Send 3 .JPG images, and a statement, and CV in .PDF form to submissions@brooklynartspace.org. Note: Due to the volume of portfolio and exhibition proposal submissions, we are unable to send any form of response or feedback. No hard copy submissions are accepted.

Artists are invited to submit 3 images, a statement and CV as a portfolio to be reviewed by our gallery committee headed by Chief Curator, Katerina Lanfranco. We file the images for future consideration and in-house curatorial research at Trestle Gallery. 

To Apply: Send 3 .JPG images, and a statement, and CV in .PDF form to submissions@brooklynartspace.org.

Note: Due to the volume of portfolio and exhibition proposal submissions, we are unable to send any form of response or feedback. No hard copy submissions are accepted.

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. To Apply: Send your written proposal (up to 500 words), up to 8 .JPG images, and list of artists and their CVs in .PDF form to submissions@brooklynartspace.org. 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.

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.

To Apply: Send your written proposal (up to 500 words), up to 8 .JPG images, and list of artists and their CVs in .PDF form to submissions@brooklynartspace.org.

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.