The Member Show: 2024
Exhibition: December 15 – January 26, 2024
For our Members Show, the Trolley Barn Gallery brings together a notable roster of local creative voices, presenting thought-provoking artwork that reinvents the Trolley Barn Gallery’s industrial space – the hub of Poughkeepsie’s thriving arts scene. After merging with Barrett Art Center in 2022, The Art Effect membership includes a combination of formerly Barrett Art Members and Art Effect Alumni. We are excited to see how The Art Effect Members continuously contribute to the ever-evolving legacy of Hudson Valley art.
The Members Show is one of the Trolley Barn Gallery’s annual exhibitions and is curated by the Trolley Barn Curatorial Team. This membership exhibition will be open to the public December 15 through January 26, 2024 at The Art Effect’s Trolley Barn Gallery, 489 Main St, Poughkeepsie, New York, with an Opening Reception Friday, December, 5-7 pm. Every gallery exhibition expands the curatorial knowledge of the gallery’s youth curators – teaching them necessary skills for professional development and community building in the heart of Poughkeepsie.
GALLERY CLOSED: December 25 – January 2, 2024
Opening Reception: December 15, 5-7pm
Membership Forum: January 18, 5-7pm
Closing Reception: January 26, 2023, 5-7pm
Art Return/Pickup of accepted artwork: January 26 – February 10; Tuesday through Friday 12-5pm, Saturday by appointment
Opening Reception – December 15, 5-7PM: At the opening of the exhibition, on December 15 from 5-7pm, the Trolley Barn Gallery will host an opening reception for the Members Show to highlight the work of our artist members. This event is free and open to the public, where light refreshments will be served and Members will have the opportunity to view the work of their peers and neighbors and share information about their past and upcoming exhibitions.
Membership Forum – January 18, 5-7PM: The Membership Forum is an opportunity for current and future members to share their expectations and ideals for Art Effect Membership on January 18 from 5-7pm. In this town-hall style event, members can give the Trolley Barn Gallery staff advice on how to build on successful events and replace outdated programs that may not suit the next generation of members. Audience members will have the chance to suggest initiatives that grow and support artists and ask questions about the current membership benefits.
Closing Reception – January 26, 5-7PM: At the conclusion of the exhibition, on January 26, 2024, the Trolley Barn Gallery will host a Closing Reception from 5-7pm. The Closing Reception will be open to current Art Effect Members and prospective Art Effect Members. The event will include light refreshments, art trivia and a chance to mingle with current members to understand their perspective on being a part of Poughkeepsie’s growing artistic community.
BECOME A MEMBER
To become a member before the Dec 1, 2023 deadline click the link: BECOME A MEMBER or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. The Art Effect’s Individual Artist and Senior Artist Memberships included artists who are residents of New York at every stage of their artistic careers, representing an array of mediums, methodologies and identities. An Individual Artist Membership at The Art Effect includes the following benefits:
- 50% Discount on submission fees for International Juried Exhibitions
- Automatic acceptance into the Trolley Barn Gallery’s Annual Members Show
- Early and exclusive Invites to Trolley Barn Gallery exhibition events and workshops
- The opportunity to support the education of the next generation of curators and community organizers, local teens age 16-22
Thank you to The Art Effect’s gallery sponsor, FastSigns of Wappingers Falls.