The Carrack's Winter Community Show, which lasted from Jan. 18 to Feb. 10, began with an open call for art submissions. Without an entry fee or jury process, the show made itself an accessible environment for local talent to showcase a piece of their work. This inclusivity is central to The Carrack's mission. Founded in June 2011 as a zero-commission, artist-centered gallery, the space has housed community shows biannually since its founding. While the Summer Community Show celebrates the anniversary of The Carrack's founding, the Winter Community Show rings in each new year of exhibitions, performances and workshops.
“It gives us the feeling of a jump start for the new year ⎯ doing something that has that much positive energy about it,” said Kerry Crocker, director of operations and fundraising event coordinator at The Carrack.