Wide Open 10 - Call For Artists (Brooklyn, New York, NY)

Wide Open 10 – Call For Artists

Wide Open 10 – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for their tenth annual national juried art show, Wide Open 10, opening May 11, 2019. The exhibit runs May 11 – July 7, 2019. The broad theme of Wide Open 10 encompasses all the possibilities of knowledge, freedom, and love including wide open spaces, arms wide open, eyes wide open. As with all things, there is the inevitable opposite such as wide open to attack, corruption, and failure. What kind of fantasy is this? What does it really indicate? This juried show looks to explore the idea of wide open in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche.

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Deadline: 24 Feb 2019

BWAC’s curators will be using 8,000 square feet for this show. This call for submissions is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2-D and 3-D media, including film/video when part of an installation. All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution. All work should be non-utilitarian in nature.

Early Bird discount through February 4th, 2019.

Ylinka Barotto, Juror, is the Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim Museum. Ms. Barotto has assisted on such large-scale modern and postwar retrospective exhibitions as Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting (2015); Moholy-Nagy: Future Present (2016); Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim, which showcased masterworks from the Guggenheim’s modern collection (2017); and Mystical Symbolism; The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892-1897 (2017, for which she contributed to the catalog with entries on many of the show’s artists.

More recently, she has provided curatorial support for Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away (2018). In addition to her involvement with the exhibition program, Barotto is one of the organizing curators for the museum’s Young Collectors Council, which acquires the work of emerging artists for the museum’s permanent collection.

Barotto received an MA in curatorial and museum studies at Accademia de Belle Arti di Brera in Milan and is currently working toward an MA in art history at Hunter College of the City University of New York with a focus on postwar and contemporary feminism.

Wide Open 10 Artist Awards

  • Best of show gold: $1000
  • Most innovative use of material: $500
  • Curator’s choice: $250
  • Peoples’ choice: $250
  • Certificates of recognition: $1000 total ($100 for each of ten winners)

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC’s 25,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. Gallery-goers enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market.

For over 20 years, BWAC has provided support for musicians and performers, offering performance based opportunities to participate as a major feature of opening receptions and specially themed exhibitions. Performances complement ongoing programming. The art exhibitions and performances are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact bwacjuriedshows@gmail.com.

Previous call for artists from BWAC

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