For Artists

The Carrack hosts approximately 20 exhibitions each year as well as several open community exhibitions and a wide range of multidisciplinary events. Follow this link to learn more about regular community-organized programming at the gallery.


Exhibitions are two weeks in length and feature an opening event and a public talk. Artists and curators may program additional events during their exhibition’s run. Also, artists and curators are responsible for designing, installing and deinstalling their own exhibitions.

Exhibition proposals are reviewed and selected by rotating panels of former Carrack artists, curators, and guests.

Submitting a Proposal to The Carrack

The Carrack is not currently accepting exhibition proposals. Please sign up for our newsletter and follow our Facebook page for announcements.

Community Show Header 2017

We invite all artists to join us for our annual Community Show! There is no entry fee or jury process, simply bring an original work that meets the requirements below.

Drop off: Sunday, January 14, 2018, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Pick up: Sunday, February 11, 2018, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Exhibit dates: January 18 – February 10, 2018
Third Friday Durham Reception: Friday, January 19, 2018, 6 – 9 p.m.

Community Show Artwork Requirements

  • 1 artwork per artist.
  • Artwork must be 100% ready to hang or display. We do not frame or wire artwork.
  • Artwork does not have to be for sale but may be priced for sale at the artist’s discretion. Artists may keep 100% of sale.
  • Artwork must not exceed 48 inches in any direction or 15 pounds.
  • Artwork must be dropped off and picked up during the designated times. We cannot store artwork.
  • Artwork must be accompanied by a completed submission form. (coming soon)
  • Artwork stays on display through February 10.
  • Artwork previously displayed at The Carrack is ineligible.

THANK YOU for sharing your work with us and our community!

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The Carrack hosts a wide range of multidisciplinary events such as readings, concerts, dance performances, art happenings, slideshows and film screenings in addition to workshops, roundtables, series and lectures. Peruse the gallery calendar to get a sense of the kinds of events that happen at The Carrack.

How to propose a public performance or event to the Carrack:

  • Contact us to begin planning a performance at the gallery and to understand the technical restrictions and requirements of the space.
  • Performances must be scheduled collaboratively with our exhibiting artists.