Kenise Barnes, Director

860 592 0220


Thursday - Saturday 11:00 - 5:30, Sunday 12 - 4:00 and by appointment



Lani Holloway, Associate Director

860 560 3085 

hours:  Tuesday - Saturday


PO Box 356, Kent, CT 06757


Because Art is Essential

Since 1994 Kenise Barnes Fine Art has focused on unique and exceptional contemporary art. The gallery represents more than 50 emerging and mid-career artists. Our thoughtfully curated solo and group exhibitions change every six weeks. We offer a carefully chosen selection of paintings, drawings, photography, and sculpture, and provide consulting services and collecting advice for the burgeoning to the seasoned collector. Additionally, the gallery maintains a large inventory of quality artwork in our on-site warehouse. We are adept at developing site-specific, public and corporate projects. As a professional art consulting firm, we also source work from our wide network of artist’s studios, galleries, and auction houses. We work extensively with architects, interior designers, art advisors and homeowners to find the perfect fit whether it is an entire collection or one special piece.


Kenise Barnes Fine Art opened in 1994 in Larchmont, NY and in May 2019 added a second location in the stunning Kent Barns complex in Kent, CT. In Spring 2021 the gallery closed the Larchmont location and expanded its presence in Kent by annexing a second building and is now doing business in our two barns in the beautiful Litchfield Hills and on our internet platforms ( and 1st


artist Submissions:

Please know that although we are not seeking new artists, the director reviews submissions on a rolling basis. Email a website link to with the subject line "artist submission". If we are interested in arranging a studio visit, a staff member will be in touch.