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.

Once a year, The Carrack puts out a call for exhibition proposals. A panel of former Carrack artists and curators reviews the proposals along with the Executive Director, and they select the shows for that season.

We are now accepting proposals for 2017 at The Carrack:

  • Before proposing an exhibition, become familiar with The Carrack’s exhibition history and read the proposal application carefully to understand the gallery’s community emphasis and exhibition terms.
  • Then, read our 2017 Carrack Exhibition Application carefully and follow the instructions it provides for submitting your proposal.
  • If you have questions about your exhibition proposal, it is recommended that you contact us before applying.

Twice a year The Carrack invites any artist to drop off one work of art to be hung in a one-week, community show. There is no entry fee or jury process. Simply bring an original work that meets the requirements below and we will hang your work.

Our next Carrack Community Show will be in June 2017. Sign up for our newsletter to receive more information as June approaches.

Carrack Community Show artwork requirements:

  • Artwork must be 100% ready to hang or display. We do not frame artwork.
  • Artwork must not exceed 48” x 48” or 15 pounds.
  • Artwork must be dropped off and picked up during the designated times. We do not store artwork.
  • Artwork must be accompanied by a completed submission form.
  • Artwork previously displayed at The Carrack is ineligible.

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.