Exhibition Opportunities

Trestle Gallery hosts two annual open calls for gallery exhibitions - Introductions and Small Works . We are also pleased to announce The Wall - a new opportunity for site-specific installations for our gallery entrance wall, starting in 2020. All of our exhibition opportunities are 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.  Although submission fees are low, and only used to help offset the costs of the exhibition and Submittable platform, Trestle accepts requests for fee waivers in advance of submission for those who cannot afford to pay. Please email r.hurt@brooklynartspace.org.

The Wall


Trestle Gallery is pleased to announce a new open call opportunity for site-specific projects for The Wall. Trestle Gallery will select 4 artists (or artistic collaborators/collectives) for the 2020 calendar year to execute a site-specific drawing, painting, or installation on our 8 x 10.25 foot entrance wall at our 850 3rd Avenue location. These projects will remain on view for approximately 2 months, with an opening reception that coincides with our other gallery programming. Applications are open to all artists (NY-based or otherwise) but selected artists must be available to install and deinstall their own projects. Trestle will provide a modest stipend to help cover expenses related to the production of the work. Selected artists will be notified in the Fall of 2019.


Application Deadline: Oct 20, 2019, 11:59pm

Have you shown at Trestle Gallery before? No? Then you are qualified to apply to Introductions 2020!

This annual open call’s only requirement is that you have not participated in a show at our gallery before (previous iterations of Introductions and Small Works count, TAS Member/Residency exhibitions do not count).

Small Works

2019 Application closed

Do you work small? Have a bite-size series? Traverse the tiny? Have an occasional moment of “mini”? This is the call for you!

Open to international and national artists working in any medium - the only requirement is that you submit work no larger than 12” on the longest side.