About the CRS Gallery

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) exhibits visual art in its second floor lobby in order to create a more inspiring and serene space in which to welcome its clients as well as to spark thoughtful conversations and provide emerging and established artists with opportunities to share their work with our community. Since opening in 2004, CRS has presented paintings, photography, fiber arts, ceramics, and, on occasion, diminutive sculpture by dozens of artists.

Our first responsibility in exhibiting art works in the lobby is to uplift and inspire (and not disturb) the many psychotherapy patients and healing clients who come to the Center seeking respite. Most work we select for exhibition addresses themes of miracles & spirituality, nature, women’s/human rights, parenting, or the creative process. We work closely with each artist to select the works to be exhibited and design the installation to create an environment in our lobby that we think will best speak to these themes and support our patrons.

Most of the artists we select are already participants in our global spiritual/creative community, including artists who have never exhibited anywhere before as well as with artists who have gallery representation and have been collected by museums.

For artists who would like to share work with our community that fits this profile, we also offer a Curated Rental Program. Details are available further down this page.

Past exhibitions have included works from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and by painters Lex Braes (Felix Ringel Galerie, Düesseldorf, Germany) and Eric Holzman (NEA & Guggenheim grantee), photographers Satomi Shirai (Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography permanent collection) and Annie Ling (The National Museum of Iceland permanent collection), and mixed-media artists Chris de Boschnek (C24 Gallery, NYC) and Keiko Nelson (Epcot Center, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco), among many others.

CRS does not attempt to sell art work on exhibit; however, exhibited artists are free to sell directly to patrons. For shows organized by us, we ask that the artist donate 30% of sales proceeds to CRS.

Pictured: installation in the CRS lobby by Clouds AO and live calligraphy by Setsuhi Shiraishi.

Christopher Pelham — CRS Director
Etsuko Sakamoto — CRS Assistant Director

Curated Gallery Rental Program

If you are interested in having your work exhibited at CRS, please start by emailing us a link to your portfolio, or jpgs of several images, as well as your bio, resume, and artist statement. Please make sure to make clear what kind of work you want to show in this exhibition and why. If we are interested, we will get in touch to discuss the possible show in more detail. We reserve the right to approve or reject each work to be displayed.

Our lobby is small with limited wall space, and our ceiling height in the lobby is only 7’9″ so art work cannot be more than about 30 – 36 inches tall). Smaller art works are most practical.

The fee for renting the exhibition space is $600. Exhibitions typically last one – two months.

CRS does not attempt to sell art work on exhibit; however, exhibited artists are free to sell directly to patrons.

CRS offers participating artists the opportunity to hold an opening reception, usually on a Saturday from 6 – 8 pm, depending on availability. We ask that the artist cover the cost of using the three spaces on the 2nd FL, which is $115/hr. The artist is responsible for providing any beverages or snacks he/she wishes to serve at the opening reception.

Artists are responsible for hanging their show by themselves and must provide before the opening a catalog/price list, bio, and artist statement for display during the exhibition.

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) accepts no responsibility for any damages that may befall any art works on display and will not purchase or reimburse the artist for any damage. The artist is wholely responsible for installing the art works securetly and accepts all risk. It is important to understand that the CRS lobby is sometimes extremely full of people. They may be wearing coats and backpacks. They may brush up against a work on the wall. We do our best to watch out for the work but accidents can happen.

At the end of the exhibition, the artist is responsible for taking down and removing the art works. The artist is also required to spackle and paint any places on the walls that were discolored or damaged.

Artist Statements

There are many online guides to writing artist statements. We consider the essentials of the artist statement to be:

  1. An explanation of the materials and media – What tools do you use? Why these and not others? Be as specific as you can.
  2. An explanation of the subject matter and concepts explored – What are you communicating? Again, be specific – What sets your work apart from other work?
  3. How these two aspects reinforce or contradict one another – What does your work DO?
  4. A short and specific personal narrative – no longer than 2 sentences
  5. Historical context – explaining one or two influences on the work and placing it into an art historical continuum
  6. NOTHING ELSE – save your feelings for your diary

Avoid vague or general statements that could be true for many other artists as well. Avoid personal details unless they relate specifically to your art or development as an artists.

Here are a couple of good web resources: http://www.artbusiness.com/artstate.html

http://makingamark.blogspot.com/2009/02/marketing-art-how-to-write-artists.html

Past Exhibitions

Exhibition: Ne-ko — Paintings by Hiroki Otsuka

Copyright © Hiroki Otsuka
November 16
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Exhibition: Small Voyage by Ayane Kurai

Women March 2018 copyright © 2018 by Ayane Kurai
October 20
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Exhibition: Love Planet – sending love of the plants all over the world through photography

Love Planet
August 30
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Exhibition: CODE — a drawing like poetry like drawing

CODE - a drawing like poetry like drawing by Teo Yamamoto exhibition postcard
July 5
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Exhibition: One Art One Spirit

One Art One Spirit
June 6
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Exhibition: The Color of Energy — Recent Paintings by Janet Morgan

Copyright © by Janet Morgan
May 8
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Exhibition: Happy Peace — Paintings by Kimi Tea

copyright © by Kimi Tea (Kimiko Tsukada)
March 8
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Exhibition: Paintings by Yoshihiro Youkee Nishida

February 6
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Exhibition: The Mortal Apparatus — Photographs of Flowers & Cityscapes by Chris Fiore

Chris Fiore exhibition 9/14/17 – 11/30/17
September 14, 2017 - November 30, 2017
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New York, NY 10003 United States
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Exhibition: Imaginary Mindscapes by Philippe Halaburda

Copyright © by Philippe Halaburda
July 13, 2017 - September 13, 2017
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Exhibition: Rhythmic Continuity — Paintings by Deanna Lee

Waterfolly copyright © by Deanna Lee
July 12, 2017
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Exhibition: Beyond Prayer — Paintings by Yuko Kasahara

S_madoromi copyright © by Yuko Kasahara
April 6, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until April 25, 2017

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Exhibition: Out of Mind — Paintings by Eric Holzman

Hudson Valley #1 by Eric Holzman
December 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017
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New York, NY 10003 United States
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USAATO Fashion Show & Exhibition

October 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)
123 4th Ave #2
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Exhibition — The Art of A Good Life in Hell by Ai Tatebayashi

Wedding by Ai Tatebayashi
August 4, 2016 - October 4, 2016
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New York, NY 10003 United States
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Exhibition: Water People — Prints by Kazoo

June 5, 2016 - August 3, 2016
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New York, NY 10003 United States
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Exhibition: Regeneration — Works by Tomoko Abe

February 23, 2016 - April 25, 2016
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New York, NY 10003 United States
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Exhibition: Space Beyond — Speculative Works by Clouds AO

December 23, 2015 - February 13, 2016
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123 4th Ave #2
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Exhibition: “Debris of Angel” by Su

November 30, 2015 - December 19, 2015
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New York, NY 10003 United States
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Exhibition — “Home and Home: New York in My Life” — Photographs by Satomi Shirai

pregnancy 001 copyright © Satomi Shirai
October 19, 2015 - November 28, 2015
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123 4th Ave #2
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Exhibition: Moments of Silence — Paintings by Douglas Newton

Painting by Douglas Newton
August 20, 2015 - September 30, 2015
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New York, NY 10003 United States
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Exhibition: Whispering Lights — Art by Erika Mizukami

Whispering Lights by Erika Mizukami
July 11, 2015 - August 17, 2015
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123 4th Ave #2
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Exhibition: Voice of Nature — Paintings by Keiko Takeko

Voice of Nature — Works by Keiko Takeko
June 6, 2015 - June 30, 2015
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123 4th Ave #2
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Exhibition: Rhythm of Color by Brian Potter

Rhythm of Color — Paintings by Brian Potter
April 25, 2015 - May 31, 2015
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New York, NY 10003 United States
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Exhibition: “流転-RUTEN-” by Yasuka Matsumoto

April 17, 2015 - April 20, 2015
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