Enter Juried Exhibition 2018


Gallery side view of 2017 Best of Show, Gil Given’s “Rods and Ribbons”

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$30 for 3 images
$50 for 6 images
$70 for 9 images

Calling all artists, please submit your work to Ground Floor Gallery + Studios’ 6th Annual Juried Art Exhibition–Rhythm and Rush! We are honored to have those juried by Catherine Haggarty. As always, selected artists will be chosen for the gallery show and ‘Best of Show’ chosen from those will receive a solo exhibition.

New this year, at least one image of ALL artists that submit will be included in a bound photo book Ground Floor presents to Catherine Haggarty as a gift. We need high quality images for the art book. They should be 300 dpi, 5 inches or better, or 2000 px or better. Bigger is better – no limit on size. If you aren’t able to upload that large of an image to Entry Thingy please email to info.groundfloorgallery@gmail.com 

–  Rhythm and Rush seeks to find work that provokes movement, atmosphere, and speed in both conceptual and formal ways within all media. The ways in which the picture frame is questioned, expanded or uniquely considered while being provocative, contemporary and personal are elements of this show concept. The juror, Catherine Haggarty is curious about the ways in which the speed of image consumption, and image promotion affects artists today – or the ways in which it does not affect them. Rhythm and Rush is an open consideration to the lens in which we all are living and working in. Slow, fast, static, haptic, and rhythmic can be presented in many ways – we are seeking works that touch on these ideas in very specific, sensitive and strong ways.

Final submission deadline is July 15th, 2018. Rhythm and Rush will run from September 1st-October 20th, 2018. Notification for inclusion in gallery show August 1st. Work needs to be delivered by August 15th, ready to hang.

Catherine Haggarty, b. 1984, is an artist, curator, and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. Haggarty earned her M.F.A from Mason Gross, Rutgers University in 2011 and is currently the co-director of Ortega y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn, New York.

Haggarty’s paintings & curatorial work has been reviewed & featured in Hyperallergic, Two Coats of Paint, Brooklyn Magazine, The New York Times, Maake Magazine, Art Maze Magazine, The Black and White Project (UK), Sound and Vision Podcast and Young Space.

Exhibiting nationally and internationally for a decade, select shows include: Leftfield Slo & Hashimoto Contemporary (CA), The Provincial (MI), Tripp Gallery (London), N2N Gallery (NYC), Bridge Productions (Seattle, WA), CGK Gallery (Copenhagen), Art on Paper Fair (Armory Week), Projet Pangee (Montreal), Paper Paris (France), Geoffrey Young Gallery (MA) and Design Sublime (Miami, FLA).

Solo shows include This Friday Next Friday (NYC), One River School of Art and Design, Proto Gallery (NJ) and Look e Listen in Marseille France.

Teaching experience includes but is not limited to Rutgers University, Abrons Art Center, Princeton Day School, Philadelphia Mural Arts and One River School of Art and Design.

In 2018 Haggarty was a lecturer at Penn State in their Anderson Lecture Series and in 2016 was the juror of The Boston Young Contemporaries New England MFA Exhibition at Boston University and she has been a guest critic at Nars Foundation, Residency Unlimited, The Wassaic Project, Abrons Center for the Arts and Trestle Projects in New York City.


Select Podcast & Interviews:
Sound and Vision Podcast
Gorky’s Granddaughter
The Conversation Project


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Catherine Haggarty

Brooklyn New York





Master of Fine Arts, Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, NJ


Arcadia University, Certification of k-12 Art Education


BA, Fine Arts Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, 

BS, Psychology, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA


The Tyler School of Art, Study Abroad, Rome, Italy


Professional Affiliations:

Co-Director, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn NYC

Contributing Writer:

The Curator – A Contemporary online Art Magazine

Art Savvy – One River School of Art and Design




Group Exhibitions:

            Windows, Next to Nothing, Lower East Side, NYC

            Papier 2018 – Projet Pangee, Montreal, Canada

Somewhere in between, Bridge Productions, Seattle, WA

Missed Connections, 137 Eldridge, New York, New York

Reading between the lines – Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA



One Person Shows:

Solo Show, ‘Bleu Jaune Champ’ One River School or Art and Design, Allendale, NJ

Solo Show & Residency, Look e Listen. Marseille, France

Solo Show, ‘What if you Slept’ – Proto Gallery, NJ

Group Exhibitions:

            Paper Cuts – Kris Day, London, England

Duty Free, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NJ

Assemble, Proto Gallery

Ears, Eyes, Nose, lips etc – Left Field Slo, CA

Painting xxx, CGK Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

            More Women Painting, Miami Dade College, Miami Florida

Brave New Work, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington MA

Cities Like Dreams, Swamps, Where, Cedars Grow, The Provincial, Michigan



One Person Shows:

Solo Show, ‘The Sixth Woman’, This Friday or Next Friday Gallery, Dumbo Brooklyn

Group Exhibitions:

Serious Play, Automat, Philadelphia

The Black and White Project, curated by Yifat Gat & Look e Listen    Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Solar Vortex, Geoffrey Young Gallery, MA,

An Occasional Dream, Life on Mars Gallery, NYC

Expand and Flourish, Proto Gallery, NJ

Art on Paper, Armory Week, Proto Gallery & The Dorado Project, Pier 21

Solo Show, The Sixth Woman, This Friday or Next Friday Gallery, Dumbo Brooklyn NYC

Paper Paris 3 Cite’ Du Petit Thouars, Curated by Look e Listen, Yifat Gat


Project Raisin, Gallery Martagon. Malaucene, France

On the Fence, Finish Flag – curated by Joshua Bienko, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY (Nov. 13th)

MEGALODON – Curated by Nick DePiro, R. Neumann Warehouse, NJ

‘——–‘ No Holds Barred Project Series, 191 Henry Street, Lower East Side New York, NY

Summer Invitational / Portraits, Life on Mars Gallery, 56 Bogart, Bushwick, New York

Mixtape II, 56 Bogart, Bushwick, New York

Painting in Trees, The People’s Garden, Bushwick New York

Momenta, Spring Benefit, Brooklyn, New York

New Work City curated by Julie Torres. Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York


New Work City, curated by Julie Torres, Momenta Art. 56 Bogart Street, NYC

Never-Mind the Bollocks, Life on Mars Gallery Bushwick, Brooklyn NYC

Ballet X, Bridget Mayer Gallery Philadelphia, PA.

            Mana Fest – Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, New Jersey



2017- Current: Instructor & co-director, New York City Crit Club

2017: Abrons Center for the Arts, Lower East Side, New York

20162017: Teaching Artist, Advanced Studio Instructor – Art Effects Program, One River School of Art & Design.

2014 -2017: West Orange Public Schools

2013: Princeton Day School, Princeton, NJ

2011: Philadelphia Mural Arts Corps, Teaching Artist, Philadelphia, PA.

2011: Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, NJ.

* Part Time Lecturer, course: Drawing I

2010: Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, NJ.

*Part Time Lecturer, course: Undergraduate Figure Drawing II

2010: Rutgers Art Camp Instructor – Kids Create k-8, New Brunswick, NJ

2006: Bloomsburg University Psychology Department

*Teaching Assistant, course: General Psychology


Visiting Critic & Jurying:


Penn State – Anderson Endowed Lecturer and Guest Critic


NARS Foundation – Guest Critic

Residency Unlimited – Guest Critic

Artists as Curator Panel, Trestle Projects, – Guest Panelist,

Ortega y Gasset Projects: Juror, Residency & Solo Show Open Call


The Wassaic Project – Wassaic New York – Guest Critic and Lecturer

New England MFA Juror for Young Boston Contemporaries, Stone Gallery, Boston University.

Juror, ‘The Skirt’ Open Call, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY



Selected Publications / Press:

Art Maze Magazine, Issue 7 Spring, 2018 – Print Edition, London, UK

Sound and Vision Podcast with Brain Alfred 2017

Schwendener, Martha. The New York Times, Ten Galleries to Visit in Brooklyn – April 2017

Miller, Rachel, Brooklyn Magazine, Top Shows to see in Brooklyn – February 2017

Wallace, Brett, The Conversation Project, Forthcoming January 2017

Moths, Kate. Young-Space Interview with Catherine Haggarty, Young-Space.com, Forthcoming, January 2017

Swiger, Greg, Final Friday podcast with Artist Catherine Haggarty, Final Friday. October 25th, 2016

Haggarty, Catherine. An Artist’s Exchange, NYC to LA, Two Coats of Paint, August 20th 2016

Haggarty, Catherine. On Influence – The Curator, July 25th 2016

Butler, Sharon. Body Parts: Catherine Haggarty, Clarity Haynes & Ginny Casey, Two Coats of Paint. February 25th 2016.

Joy, Chris & Keating Zach. Gorky’s Granddaughter Interview, Gorky’s Granddaughter, February 21st 2016

Morowitz, Daniel. Now What it is Interview – Catherine Haggarty. February 18th 2016.

Micchelli, Thomas. The Other Side of Portraiture – Hyperallergic. June 15th, 2015.



Curatorial & Professional work:


Strange Business, Rose Nestler, Ortega y Gasset Projects, NY, NY


(I) Pine, Rick Briggs at Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn NY

About Looking, Matt Phillips & Travis Fairclough at Ortega y Gasset Projects,

Brooklyn NY


Philly Caj Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn NY


Curating Contemporary – Curation and essay, The Players Dinner.

Curation and Essay, WE ARE WHAT THE SEAS HAVE MADE US, Proto Gallery, NJ

2011: Zimmerlli Art Museum, Rutgers University, Data Base Documentation of Collections spanning 3,000 pieces of art.




Look e Listen Artist in Residence, Saint Chamas France


Arvia Street, Artist in Residence, Los Angeles, CA

DNA Gallery, Freight & Volume Artist in Residence, Provincetown, MA


E.S.K.F.F Artist in Residence, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ


Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, V.T



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