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Threads That Bind (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

Threads That Bind (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Threads That Bind: When The Fabric Of Social Culture Unravels. This national juried show is for artists working in traditional and/or contemporary approaches to fiber. Submissions must use fiber materials and/or processes (weaving, knitting, spinning, rug-making, embroidery, crochet, braiding, beading, needlepoint, cross-stitch, dyeing, sewing) as a primary component of the work. The final form of submitted artwork may be a sculpture, photograph, performance or video, or wearable or decorative art or fashion, as well as an embroidered, woven, crocheted, or dyed or knitted wall-hung or free-standing piece. Large-scale work up to 96″ in any direction is welcome.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 15 Aug 2021

Questions to ask yourself about your work when making a submission:

  • How have you embraced fiber processes during our sustained period of forced social isolation?
  • Does fiber making provide comfort, or do you use fiber processes to push against the boundaries of social constraints and/or civil and social unrest?
  • What does fiber making in the 21st century mean to you, and why do you choose these processes and materials instead of or in addition to more “traditional” art-making media?

In addition to images of up to 3 artworks, please write 1-3 sentences answering one of the above 3 questions.

BWAC promotes emerging artists. Threads That Bind will highlight fiber artists who have not been able to show their work, especially due to the Covid pandemic. Shows are free, open to the public, and well-attended. BWAC offers participating artists the opportunity to show their work through their online Artsy gallery and BWAC website platforms. Any artist can make arrangements to host an artist talk, invite friends and colleagues to the space, and take advantage of all the networking opportunities with BWAC.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC’s 8,000 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.

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Exchanging Visions Exhibition (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

Exchanging Visions Exhibition (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Exchanging Visions is an open call for artists to women and non-binary artists living and working in Brooklyn, NYC. What is the future of the arts in New York City? Submit 2-4 artworks that speaks to the theme: “Exchanging Visions: What is it that calls to us?”

Artists should have a demonstrated, consistent studio practice outside an academic setting for three or more years. Please note that advanced degrees or degrees of any sort are not required for this exhibition opportunity.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 20 Aug 2021

The exhibition program is open to artists working in all disciplines.

  • Opening reception on October 14th and 15th, 2021
  • Press materials and PR support
  • Professional publicity and marketing team will promote the artists and week-long event throughout NYC and online international promotions
  • Full color catalogue with essay and a statement by the curator
  • 95% of art sales at the event go to the artists
  • Show in New York City to increase your exposure and network with professional curators, gallerists, and art buyers
  • Partnering with RxR Realty and The Hall BK, established and large corporate real estate firms who are actively engaged in promoting local artists.

About Exchanging Visions

A women-run event for women and non-binary artists in Brooklyn, NYC. For all people who identify as women and non-binary. Committed to amplifying the creative vision of today’s women artists in NYC. Through this event and the publicity associated with it, increase the visibility of Brooklyn’s women and non-binary artists across the globe and help to bring more gender equity to the world of art.

Dedicated to living working artists known and yet to be discovered by larger audiences as well as the diversity, inclusivity, and benefit for all artists. Provide an environment and space where creativity and community can develop, expand, and flourish.

For more information, contact alex@alexandrajamieson.com.

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Recycle Exhibition (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

Recycle Exhibition (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Recycle 2021, a national juried show of art crafted from cast‐off, discarded, and re‐purposed materials and celebration of ingenuity and imagination.

BWAC is seeking to exhibit sophisticated two‐ and three‐ dimensional art created in the re‐use genre. The juror is John Cloud Daiser, Director of Education from Materials of the Arts.

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Deadline: 8 Aug 2021

As well as looking for skill in the use of material, BWAC wants to see art that demonstrates the importance of conserving limited natural resources. They will be looking for how well the medium relates to the upcycling movement and how fully the artist’s intention or concept is presented and realized. The Recycle juror’s awards will reflect that artistic judgment.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC’s 8,000 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.

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Art Over Time Exhibition (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

Art Over Time Exhibition (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Art Over Time, a national juried exhibition to be held July 3 to August 15, 2021. This exhibition is designed for artists over the age of 65. All media, forms/sizes (2/D, 3/D, photography, film/video when part of another medium, performance, and fiber art) including large scale works will be accommodated.

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Deadline: 29 Apr 2021

Entry Fee: $35/per set of 3 images ($5 each additional image)

This second juried show of BWAC’s exhibition season, Art Over Time, seeks to highlight and honor the excellent works of artists who have, with grit and fortitude, pursued a call and commitment to artistic practice. Now is a good time to look at art through a lens that values extended practice and continual renewal, allowing ideas to ferment and grow as in fine wine.

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 3, 2021 from 1-6 P.M.

Gallery Exhibition Dates: Saturday, July 3, 2021 – Sunday, August 15, 2021, weekends 1-6 P.M.

Juror: Charlotta Kotik, independent curator, former Head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum

Art Over Time Prizes

  • Best of Show Gold: One year Membership with BWAC, inclusion in BWAC’s Fall Show, links to your website and social media on a special profile directory on BWAC’s website and inclusion into Artsy
  • Best of Show Silver: Fall Show participation and links to your website and social media on a special profile directory on BWAC’s website or inclusion into Artsy
  • Certificate of Recognition: Links to your website and social media on a special profile directory on BWAC’s website and promotion of this year’s submission

Art Over Time will be shown on the BWAC virtual gallery exhibition space on Artsy.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC’s 8,000 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.

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Black And White (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

Black And White (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Black and White, a national juried art show. Black and White has always been woven in the fabric of our nation since its inception. How we confront these trying times today goes to the core of who we are as a people and artists. This is an exhibition designed to bring together artists, art collectors, art organizations, and communities.

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Deadline: 10 Aug 2020

BWAC is privileged to have a NY art expert as juror, Jenée-Daria Strand. With her expert guidance, BWAC looks forward to another spectacular show. Putting it together in a wonderful space will be a fellow artist and BWAC Curator, Kenneth Jackson, creating the look of the exhibition with his placement assignments.

Jenée-Daria Strand is the Curatorial Assistant for the Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum where she supports the research and organization of numerous exhibitions, including “Out of Place: A Feminist Look at the Collection” and the upcoming “Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And.” Jenée-Daria has led and supported projects examining Black subjectivity through historical precedents, including her first independent co-curation of “what once was” in August of 2019 (Gloria Gail Gallery, NYC), and the Alvin Ailey x “The Dinner Party” by Judy Chicago performance collaboration for Women’s History Month 2020 (Brooklyn Museum, NYC), featured in ELLE Magazine. She serves on the Dance/NYC Junior Committee, holds a BFA from Florida State University, and will begin an MA at New York University this Fall.

Gallery Exhibition Dates: Saturday, September 26 – Saturday, October 24, 2020, weekends 1-6 P.M.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 26 from 1-6 P.M. (To Be Confirmed)

Black And White Artist Benefits

$2500 in cash awards, including:

  • Best of Show Gold: $1000
  • Best of Show Silver: $500
  • 8 Certificates of Recognition: $800 = $100 each for eight winners.
  • Peoples’ Choice Award: $200: The artists whose work is chosen ‘Best’ by attendees during the course of the show will receive a $200 check.
  • Value Add: Accepted artists will have the choice to be shown in the online BLACK & WHITE SHOW in BWAC’S Artsy Gallery for a small additional fee.

Social equity has been a big influence on the kind of art that BWAC likes to promote in their shows. They support the art of the mentally challenged and emerging artists. They are especially inclusive of art which expresses the following social issues: inclusion, diversity, justice for all, and social standards’ impact on human lives.

About The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC’s 8,000 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.

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Wide Open 11 (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

Wide Open 11 (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition announces a call for artists for Wide Open 11, a national juried show. This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories, 18 years of age or older. The broad theme of Wide Open 11 encompasses all the possibilities of knowledge and freedom and love ‐ wide open spaces…arms wide open…eyes wide open ‐ but 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.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 2 Mar 2020

This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non‐traditional 2D and 3D media, including film/video only when part of an installation. Works may be submitted in one or multiple media. All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution. Limited edition prints/photographs are accepted. Artwork not meeting the criteria, although juried, may be rejected. Note: Kit work or reproductions of original works in other media (such as giclee prints of oil paintings), unless used as part of a mixed media work, will not be considered.

  • Submission deadline: Early Bird: February 4, 2020; Final application deadline: March 2, 2020.
  • Gallery exhibition dates: Saturday May 9 – Sunday June 21, 2020; weekends 1‐ 6 P.M.
  • Opening Reception: Saturday May 9, 2020 from 1 ‐ 6 P.M.

Wide Open 11 Artist Benefits

Prizes are awarded and selected in person by our Juror, Paulina Pobocha of MoMa for the following categories:

  • Best of Show Gold: $1000 awarded at the Opening Reception to the artist whose work is juried as ‘Best of Show’
  • Best of Show Silver: $500 awarded at the Opening Reception to the artist whose work is juried ‘Best of Show Silver’
  • Certificates of Recognition: $500 total: $100 for each of five winners, awarded at the opening reception
  • All above selections will be made by our juror, Paulina Pobocha
  • Peoples’ Choice: $100 awarded to the artist whose work is voted ‘Best’ by attendees during the course of the entire show

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is a truly unique and generous space. It is a beautiful stone Civil War‐era warehouse overlooking New York Harbor from the piers of Red Hook, in Brooklyn NY.  BWAC welcomes the opportunity to exhibit unusually large work. They look forward to exhibiting artwork from all around the country. Virtually every medium is accepted including: oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, photography, drawing, print, mixed media, sculpture, assemblage, installation, and textile. Every year, BWAC greets between 5,000-7000 guests through their doors. They offer free weekly entertainment including music performances, spoken word, and short plays. Appropriate for all ages.

For more information, contact bwacjuriedshows@gmail.com.

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Color 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Color 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for a national juried show, Color 2019, taking place this Autumn.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 28 Jul 2019

Early bird entries end on July 14th, midnight PST.

The juror for this show is Jocelyn Miller, Assistant Curator for Moma, PS1. Curators are Alicia Degener and Janice Jacob.

Color 2019 finalists cash awards

  • Best of Show Gold: $800 cash prize given to one winner selected by Jocelyn Miller
  • Best of Show Silver: $500 cash prize given to one winner selected by Jocelyn Miller
  • Certificates of Recognition: $500 $100 each for 5 winners selected by Jocelyn Miller
  • Peoples’ Choice: $200: The artist whose work is voted ‘Best’ by the most attendees during the course of the show will receive a cash prize after the closing Oct 27th

Social Equity

Social equity has been a big influence on the kind of art that BWAC likes to promote in their shows. They support the art of the mentally challenged and emerging artists. They are especially inclusive of art which expresses the following social issues: inclusion, diversity, justice for all, and social standards’ impact on human lives.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC’s 8,000 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.

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Creative Climate Awards 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Creative Climate Awards 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

The Human Impacts Institute announces a call for artists for the Creative Climate Awards 2019, an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works. In an effort to inspire us to think more critically about our actions and their impacts, the program uses art and creativity to share knowledge, broaden the climate conversation, educate, and incite action.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 12 Jul 2019

The Human Impacts Institute accepts 2D works including graphic design, drawings, painting, photographs, collage, and mixed media; film (both shorts and feature length); and performative works including dance, theatre, and music. Artists are responsible for costs of shipping works to and from NYC. All performers must be able to perform in NYC November 6th – December 4th 2019. Selections announced on August 16th. Exhibit dates are November 6th – December 4th.

Creative Climate Awards 2019 Artist Benefits

There will be cash prizes for selected artists of $1,100, $600, and $360. Artists accepted to participate in the Creative Climate Awards 2019 will:

  • Have work viewed by a highly qualified panel of judges
  • Participate in a month long exhibit at 42nd St Gallery in New York City
  • May sell their work and receive a 50% commission on each sale
  • Interact with other artists and the public through a meet-and-greet session to discuss their work
  • Be highlighted on the Human Impacts Institute’s social media leading up to and throughout the month-long exhibit

Artist Equity

The Human Impacts Institute strives to highlight women and people of color in their programming. This is evident in an upcoming project that focuses on how women in the Global South are taking on climate action in their respective communities. The Institute will display their stories in an exhibit for the upcoming NYC Climate Week at the end of the year.

About The Human Impacts Institute

The Human Impacts Institute (HII) is an arts-based environmental nonprofit based in Brooklyn, New York. Founded in 2010, HII has grown each year through climate and environmental-themed programming that utilizes local experts (artists, activists, and academics) in order to engage the local community on these issues. HHI hopes to inspire a culture and behavior of environmental stewardship through programming that creates transformational change. The Creative Climate Awards are an on-going annual event that contributes to this type of change. The Taiwanese Economic and Cultural Office in NYC host and sponsor the month-long exhibit.

For more information, contact outreach@humanimpactsinstitute.org.

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Artsy Gallery (Online) – Call For Artists

Artsy Gallery (Online) – Call For Artists

Brooklyn, NY based 440 Gallery  announces a call for three (3), new, under-represented artists for their Artsy Gallery page from May 1, 2019 – May 1, 2020. This call is open to artists not currently represented by a gallery. Artsy is an internationally based platform dedicated to sales of art online.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 11 Apr 2019

Non-Refundable Entry Fee: $35

Artists Requirements

  • Currently are a practicing artist, making new work
  • Not currently represented by a gallery
  • Have a website, artist statement, and CV
  • Upload a minimum of ten (10) images to start profile
  • 440 Gallery will take 30% commission on all sales
  • Artist is required to pack and ship artwork (buyer pays for shipping and handling, artist will be reimbursed for expenses)

Artsy Gallery Artist Benefits

  • Up to 75 images uploaded to the Artsy platform
  • Dedicated sales director updating profile and handling sales
  • Artsy is the top read artist magazine with 2.5 – 3 million unique visitors per month
  • Great way to reach and build relationships with collectors
  • Artsy works with the Art Genome Project, an algorithm search engine that recommends works to collectors based on their preferences
  • Artsy proactively markets to collectors based on their likes
  • Every Sunday, Artsy sends emails to their collectors, alerting them to new work that is uploaded
  • All artists on site are represented by gallery partners on Artsy, they do not allow artists to sign up individually
  • Promotion in the 440 newsletter (more than 5,000 subscribers)
  • Participation in one online exclusive group show

About 440 Gallery

440 Gallery is an artist-run space in Park Slope, Brooklyn, dedicated to the creation, exhibition, and sale of a wide range of work. The artists exhibited range from emerging to mid-career. They practice a broad spectrum of styles and media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, assemblage, and installation. 440 Gallery invites outside artists and curators to participate in seasonal group shows. 440 Gallery hosts weekly events including poetry readings, artist talks, musical performances, children’s workshops, and receptions. Since 2005, the gallery has facilitated a lively cultural exchange within its Brooklyn neighborhood and the artistic community at large.

For more information, contact info@440gallery.com.

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really Affordable Art $how 2018 – Call For Artists

really Affordable Art $how 2018 – Call For Artists

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is excited to announce the fourth annual really Affordable Art $how 2018, a national juried show opening October 6, 2018. The exhibit runs October 6 – 15, 2018. This is a selling show with art priced for anyone and everyone. Thousands of New York art lovers and collectors attend. To make it easy for new collectors, all work submitted must be for sale at $499 or less. Receive 70% of the selling price.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 12 Jul 2018

BWAC really loves art in all media. As well as looking for skill in the use of a variety of materials, BWAC looks for how well that 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. Virtually every medium is accepted including oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pastel, drawing, print, mixed media, sculpture, assemblage, and fabric. The juror is Brinda Kumar, Assistant Curator in the department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

The broad theme of really Affordable Art $how 2018 encompasses all the possibilities of your imagination allowing you to think, play, and create outside the box with few inhibitions, restrictions, rules, or guidelines. Set yourself free to explore the possibilities of creativity.

really Affordable Art $how 2018 Artist Benefits

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

All prize selections will be announced at the Opening Reception at 3PM.

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.

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