THE CHARLOTTE GLENCROSS GALLERY
The Charlotte Glencross Gallery, located in the heart of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, provides a visually unique exhibition space frequented by a diverse and appreciative audience for the arts. Wall space in the gallery spans two floors, including the building’s entryway, four staircases and a second floor landing, within a beautiful heritage building in Fredericton’s downtown. Brand new track hanging devices and security cameras, plus a large and steady flow of visitors provide a safe and highly visible area for artistic works in a wide range of media. As a hub for creative activity, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre’s Glencross Gallery offers an authentic presentation space supported by its tenant artists, arts organizations and its reputation in the community.
The Culture Garden at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre provides an evolving outdoor space for community members to gather, perform, or work. Situated in the heritage playground of the old Charlotte Street School, this garden is a complete refurbishment of a once-neglected neighbourhood space. Sculptural pieces dot the footprint of the garden in order to enhance the space, provide points of contemplation and emphasize the purpose of the historical building.
This project initiative, spearheaded by the City of Fredericton as part of its Cultural Capitals 2009 program, is unique to the province, in that there is no other designated space for outdoor installation art in New Brunswick. This project supports the city’s efforts to increase public art, beyond the scope of what is currently presented. Outdoor installation art is defined as art created in and for a specific space, in response to that space, including permanent or non-permanent work, new media work, sculpture created from natural materials, performance, sound, and found objects.
Use of the garden complements the programming and visibility of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Exhibitions at the Glencross Gallery (in the Charlotte Street Arts Centre) often include the garden space as an option for outdoor installation. In 2009, the Culture Garden featured artist-in-residence José Luis Torres installing a sculptural structure, Nomadic Landscape, in partnership with Gallery Connexion. 2011 saw the installation of a Pawakan Medicine Circle sculpture by local First Nations artist and 2011 CSAC artist-in-residence, Ned Bear.
MANY THANKS TO
- Angela Watson – Cultural Development Officer, City of Fredericton
- Gallery Connexion – 2009 artist residency partnership project
- Kate Rogers – Stakeholder consultation and design specs
- Backyard Betty Design by Kara Doucet – landscape design and development
- Dan Glen Group - Landscape Animation & Layout - YouTube Link here
- Pam Macdonald, Fredericton
- Simms Home Hardware, Fredericton
- City of Fredericton
And huge thanks, of course, our many supportive volunteers!
CULTURE GARDEN ARTISTS
THE PENNY GALLERY
The Penny Gallery, located on our main floor, is a high traffic space with almost 50 feet of wall length to activate. The Penny Gallery primarily showcases emerging and up-and-coming artists. A jury of artists and arts professionals selects exhibitions for the Penny Gallery every autumn. We are happy to accept applications at any time.
HOW TO APPLY
Charlotte Glencross Gallery & Penny Gallery Submission form. Download here.
Exhibitions are selected by a panel of respected artists, art educators and enthusiasts that comprise our Exhibition Committee. Exhibitions are scheduled on an ongoing basis, with the jury meeting once per year. The Charlotte Street Arts Centre is happy to receive applications for both the Charlotte Glencross and Penny gallery at anytime.
In choosing exhibitions, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre will strive to reflect its mandate: integrating the arts and the community and encouraging the development of excellence in the arts, guided by arts professionals. We seek a balance of professional artists, emerging artists, multicultural artists, amateur artists, as well as children’s art and student work.
In the 2018 year the Penny Gallery will soley be dedicated to Youth artwork, ranging in the ages of 15 - 25.
Applications must include:
• An arts CV (PDF or Word)
• Artist Statement about the work and what is trying to be achieved (One Page Max, PDF or Word.)
• 10 - 15 samples of work as images on a CD or by email, with an accompanying image list detailing title, media and dimensions. Total submission package must not exceed 8GB in JPEG.
Artists can submit proposals by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject Heading:
Glencross Gallery Submission - 2018 Exhibition
Penny Gallery Submission - 2018 Exhibition
SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2017
Applications can be dropped off at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre administration office (Room 200) or mailed via regular post to:
Attn: Exhibitions Committee
732 Charlotte Street, Room 200
Fredericton, NBE3B 1M5