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Recycle 2018 – Call For Artists

Recycle 2018 – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Recycle 2018. A national juried show of art crafted from cast-off, discarded, and re-purposed materials. It will be a celebration of ingenuity and imagination. BWAC is seeking to exhibit sophisticated two- and three-dimensional art created in the re-use genre.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 20 Feb 2018

BWAC wants to see art that demonstrates the importance of conserving our limited natural resources. They are looking for how well the medium relates to the upcycling movement and how fully the artist’s intention or concept is presented and realized. This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older.

Recycle 2018 entries must incorporate at least 50 percent of repurposed, recycled, or reused materials. The theme is open to any medium resulting in 2‐Dimensional or 3‐Dimensional work, including film/video when part of an installation. All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution. Crafts, kit work, or reproductions of original works in other media (such as giclee reproductions of oil paintings), unless used as part of a mixed media work, will not be considered.

The juror’s awards will reflect that artistic judgment. John Cloud Kaiser is the Director of Education at Materials for the Arts, one of the largest reuse centers in the U.S. A program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. He curates at MFTA Gallery and his work with his art group Free Style Arts Association. John has been championing reuse-themed art in the museums, streets, and schools of New York City since 2000. These works have appeared broadly including The Metropolitan Museum,  NYC Parks Dept, and The New York Times. Kaiser graduated from New York University. He is currently working on a series of temporary sculptures for Storm King Sculpture Center and Socrates Sculpture Park.

Recycle 2018 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. Our 18,000 annual visitors enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market. BWAC hosts free Red Hook Waterfront Performance Series and Saturday afternoon Screening Room programs.

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC, pronounced bee-wack) is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation. Organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit, BWAC has grown to become Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization with over 400 members. Our artist/members are the management, leadership, board, and staff. They have two synergistic missions: to assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers and present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.

For more information, contact bwacinfo@aol.com.

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Wide Open 9 – Call For Artists

Wide Open 9 – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is excited to announce their ninth annual national juried art show, Wide Open 9, opening May 12, 2018. The exhibit runs May 12 – June 17, 2018.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 16 Feb 2018

The broad theme of Wide Open 9 encompasses all the possibilities of knowledge, freedom, and love. As with all things, there is the inevitable opposite – wide open to attack, corruption, 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.

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. All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution. All work should be non-utilitarian in nature. BWAC’s curators will be using 8,000 square feet for this show.

Wide Open 9 awards

  • Best of Show Gold: $1000
  • Best of Show Silver: $500
  • Curator’s Choice: $250
  • Peoples’ Choice: $250
  • Certificates of Recognition: $1000 Total ($100 for each of ten winners)

The juror is Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. She has organized several of the initiatives and exhibitions celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sackler Center, A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, and Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty. Carmen has curated Roots of The Dinner Party: History in the Making. She is currently organizing the Brooklyn presentation of the Hammer Museum exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985. Previously, Carmen was Assistant Curator for Collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2010-16), where she served on the museum’s Young Collectors Council acquisition committee, and co-curated Now’s the Time (2012-13) and Storylines (2015). She has previously worked with the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art.

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. Our 18,000 annual visitors enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market. There are free BWAC Red Hook Waterfront Performance Series and Saturday afternoon Screening Room programs.

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC, pronounced bee-wack) is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation. Organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit, BWAC has grown to become Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization with over 400 members. Our artist/members are the management, leadership, board, and staff. They have two synergistic missions: to assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers and present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.

For more information, contact bwacinfo@aol.com.

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The really Affordable Art $how – Call For Artists

The really Affordable Art $how – Call For Artists

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is excited to announce the third annual really Affordable Art $how, a national juried show opening September 23, 2017. The exhibit runs September 23 – October 15, 2017.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 6 Aug 2017

The really Affordable Art $how is a selling show with art priced for anyone and everyone. Thousands of New York art lovers and collectors will see your work. Expand your collector base in New York City. To make it easy for new collectors, all work submitted must be for sale at $499 or less. You will get 75% of the selling price.

Juror: Laura Phipps, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC. Over 100 pieces will be selected and bonus pieces selected by the artists. BWAC will be using 8,000 square feet for this show. They look forward to exhibiting artists’ work from all over the USA.

BWAC looks for skill in the use of a variety of materials, how well the medium relates to the concept or movement, and how fully the artist’s intention or concept is presented and realized. The juror’s awards will reflect that artistic judgment.

The really Affordable Art $how $2050 in cash awards and purchase prizes include:

  • Best of Show Gold: $1000 Purchase Prize The work selected as ‘Best of Show’ will be purchased by BWAC for $1000 and added to Laura Phipps’ personal collection.
  • Best of Show Silver: $250
  • Certificates of Recognition: $800 ($100 each for eight winners.)

All prize selections will be made by Laura Phipps at the gallery and announced at the opening reception at 3 PM.

About The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC is a truly unique gallery. It is a 25,000 square foot gallery in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge is one of the best in the city. It sees over 18,000 visitors each season.

For more information, contact help@affordableartshow.info.

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Material Matters – Call For Artists

Material Matters – Call For Artists

The Brooklyn Artists Waterfront Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Material Matters, Innovations in Clay, Glass, Wood, and Metal.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 9 Jul 2017

What is art and what is design? Where is the line? Is there a line? When did the concept of functionality become antithetical to fine art? What is the role of design in art and art in design? Must we still refer back to Plato, who identifies only music and poetry as fine arts, relegating the work of the hand as lowly materiality? Surely, nearly a quarter into the 21st century, we must re-assess our thoughts about where boundaries exist now. While we create new definitions for community, and new paradigms for communication, where do the visual arts fit in? We are surely bound by our materiality. Ours are the “too, too solid flesh” of the arts — actual, not virtual, art in three dimensions. We may be the last bastion of brilliance in designing the material world. Isn’t this the right time to celebrate that?

This year’s national juried exhibition, Material Matters, seeks work that explores ideas about form over function in work using clay, glass, wood, or metal alone or in combination. If your work inhabits these boundaries, BWAC is looking for you.

The juror, Lilian Tone, Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA, will be looking for artists’ work that illuminates their vision and scope. This presents the possibility of selected artists having more than one artwork juried into the show.

This is a national juried exhibition for artists 18 years of age or older. All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution. All work must be handcrafted by the artist. Mass production work and commercially manufactured pieces will not be accepted.

Material Matters Cash Awards

  • Gold — $500
  • Silver — $250
  • Bronze — $100
  • Five (5) Certificates of Merit will also be awarded.

Material Matters will be on view during BWAC’s Fall Shows, which see a large portion of the over 18,000 annual visitors. All award selections will be made by the juror. Awards will be presented at the Opening Reception, Saturday, September 23rd, 2017. BWAC will retain a 25% commission on all exhibition sales.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

Exhibit your work in BWAC’s 25,000 square foot gallery, a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The spaciousness of the gallery means large works are welcome. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge is one of the best in the city. The gallery sees over 18,000 annual visitors.

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation. Organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit, BWAC has grown to become Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization with over 400 members. The artist/members are the management, leadership, board and staff.

There are two synergistic missions: 1) to assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers; and 2) to present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.

For more information, contact bwacmm@gmail.com.

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BWAC Black And White 2017 – Call For Artists

BWAC Black And White 2017 – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for BWAC Black and White 2017. This national juried art show in NYC runs July 29 – Aug 20, 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 May 2017

We bathe in the beauty of color and spin thousands of words describing the experience that the cone cells transmit to our brain. In reality, they are not nearly as numerous as our rods, the cells that register light and dark, the black and white of our experience. Our rods are less articulated in language. Fewer words are generated to describe that experience. Black and white is primal, the underneath, the foundation, of the opulence of color. It is where we register motion and, when the cones do not have sufficient light, our rods optimize our survival in the night woods. Black and White intends to explore this underground of survival and few words.

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. BWAC will use 8,000 square feet for this show.

Juror: Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator for Nineteenth-Century European Painting at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

BWAC Black and White 2017 cash awards:

  • Best of show gold: $1000
  • Best of show silver: $500
  • Peoples’ choice: $250
  • Curators’ choice: $250
  • Certificate of recognition: $1000 ($100 each for ten winners.)

25% commission on exhibition sales.

Artists accepted into BWAC Black and White 2017 can also send one additional work that will be exhibited in our Affordable Art area. All works must be smaller than 12” x 16” (including frame, if framed). Works must be priced for sale at $500 or under.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is a truly unique gallery. It is a 25,000 square foot Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. Its enormous space affords the opportunity to exhibit large work. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. OThe gallery has over 18,000 annual visitors.

Organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit, BWAC is Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization. They have been exhibiting the artwork of local Brooklyn artists for almost 40 years. BWAC has two synergistic missions: assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers and present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.

For more information, contact bwacinfo@aol.com.

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Wide Open 8 – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is excited to announce our eighth annual national juried art show, Wide Open 8. We are privileged to have another of NY’s art elite as our juror, the Museum of Modern Art’s Cara Manes, Curatorial Assistant.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 5 Mar 2017

The broad theme of Wide Open 8 encompasses all the possibilities of knowledge and freedom and love – wide open spaces, arms wide open, and eyes wide open but, as with all things, there is the inevitable opposite – wide open to attack, corruption, and failure. What kind of fantasy is this? What does it really indicate? This juried show looks to explore this idea of wide open in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche.

The exhibit runs May 13 – June 18, 2017. We will be using 8,000 square feet for this show.

$3000 in cash prizes will be awarded including $1000 Best in Show Gold.

Wide Open 8

BWAC is a truly unique gallery – 25,000 square f feet in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge is one of the best in the city. Our 18,000 annual visitors also enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market. Its enormous space affords us the opportunity to exhibit large work and we welcome it.

For more information, contact bwacinfo@aol.com.

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Oil Grease: Nigerian Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

Gallery AWA invites artists worldwide to participate in an exhibition that explores local issues concerned with Las Gidi and/or on the wealth of Nigeria – Oil Grease: Nigerian Art Exhibition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Nov 2016

The theme for this exhibition is: Through the looking glass of oil and its connected corruption with the Gidi of Lagos, Nigeria, and West Africa.

The exhibition will open on January 13th, 2017 in Brooklyn NY. We welcome all forms of art.

The mission of Gallery AWA is to exhibit art, ideas, and other forms of creative expression on socially-relevant topics from under-represented parts of the world. Our goal is to bring more of the world to New York.

For more information, contact curator@galleryawa.com.

Oil Grease: Nigerian Art Exhibition

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Really, Really Affordable Art Show – Call for Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for the Really, Really Affordable Art Show.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 8 Aug 2016

Really, Really Affordable Art Show is a selling show with art priced for anyone and everyone. Thousands of NY art lovers and collectors will see your work up close and personal. It is time to expand your collector base in NYC. To make it easy for new collectors, all work submitted must be for sale at $499 or less. You will get 75% of the selling price.

$2050 in cash awards and purchase prizes:

  • Best of Show Gold: $1000 Purchase Prize – The work selected as ‘Best of Show’ will be purchased by BWAC for $1000 and added to Helga Christoffersen’s personal collection
  • Best of Show Silver: $250
  • Certificates of Recognition: $100 each for eight winners

Really, Really Affordable Art Show

For 30 years, BWAC has been exhibiting the artwork of local Brooklyn artists. Our three annual mega-exhibits and outdoor sculpture show present a wide variety of contemporary visual arts from the traditional to the experimental cutting edge.

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. Our 18,000 annual visitors enjoy nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market.

For more information, contact help@affordableartshow.info.

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Art in Clay IV: Up Against the Wall – Call for Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Art in Clay IV: Up Against the Wall.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 20 Jul 2016

Up Against the Wall invites you to forget the pedestal. Let’s put our clay on the map and on the vertical axis, just perfect for Brooklyn where horizontal space is at such a premium. We have to build up, big or small, fat or flat in New York City, confrontational clay at its most insistent however it is hanging.

$850 in cash awards:

  • Gold — $500 cash prize
  • Silver — $250 cash prize
  • Bronze — $100 cash prize
  • Five (5) Certificates of Merit

Art in Clay IV: Up Against the Wall

BWAC has two synergistic missions 1) to assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers and 2) to present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.

BWAC’s 25,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront with 18,000 annual visitors. The vista of New York Harbor is one of the best in the city. Every medium and style of artwork represented. There are free weekly music performances and Saturday afternoon Screening Room programs.

For more information, contact artinclay@bwac.org.

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Color – National Art Show NYC – Call for Artists

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Color, a national art show in NYC.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 2 Jun 2016

“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” – Oscar Wilde. Find the colors that sing to you and share them with our audience.  The enormous space of our gallery affords us the opportunity to exhibit really huge work. We welcome it!

$3000 in cash awards:

  • Best of Show Gold: $1000
  • Best of Show Silver: $500
  • Peoples’ Choice: $250
  • Curator’s Choice: $250
  • Certificate of Recognition: $100 each for ten winners

Color

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. Our 18,000 annual visitors also enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market. Our shows are as spectacular as the setting.

For more information, contact bwacinfo@aol.com.

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