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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.

Click here for the application / registration

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.

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Recycle 2019 – Call For Artists

Recycle 2019 – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Recycle 2019, a national juried show of art crafted from cast-off, discarded, and re-purposed materials. A celebration of ingenuity and imagination exhibiting sophisticated two- and three-dimensional art created in the re-use genre. Art must demonstrate skill in the use of the material, the importance of conserving our limited natural resources, how well the medium relates to the upcycling movement, and how fully the artist’s intention or concept is presented and realized. The juror’s awards will reflect that artistic judgment.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 24 Feb 2019

BWAC seeks original artwork from artists working in repurposed materials. 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) will not be considered unless used as part of a mixed media work.

This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older.

Early Bird discount through February 4th, 2019.

Recycle 2019 exhibit dates: May 11 – July 7, 2019

John Cloud Kaiser, Juror, is the Director of Education at Materials for the Arts, one of the largest reuse centers in the U.S and a program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Through art shows, he curates at MFTA Gallery. His art group, Free Style Arts Association, has been championing reuse-themed art in the museums, streets, and schools of New York City since 2000. These works have appeared broadly from The Metropolitan Museum to the 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 2019 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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Material Matters – Call For Artists

Material Matters – Call For Artists

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Material Matters: Breaking With Tradition. As an expression of culture, art is often unconventional, rebellious, experimental, and insightful. Yet, art, by necessity, relies upon familiar traditions to achieve its unconventional ends. This is why the better we know our traditions, the more cleverly we can break them.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 12 July 2018

The annual exhibition, Material Matters, asks artists who work in a variety of traditional materials to consider the traditions underpinning their work and the rules and conventions they break in method or material. Artists are invited to submit original works that change traditional ways of seeing by demonstrating a break with the past or suggesting a new way forward, whether toward logical or illogical conclusions.

The juror, Melissa Stern, artist and journalist, will be looking for artists’ work that illuminates their vision and scope. All award selections will be made by the juror. Awards will be presented at the Opening Reception, Saturday, October 6, 2018.

This is a national juried exhibition for artists 18 years of age or older working in clay, glass, wood, metal, or fiber/textile alone or in combination. Only submit original works. All work must be for sale. BWAC will retain a 30% commission on all exhibition sales.

Material Matters Cash Awards

  • Gold — $250
  • Silver — $150
  • Bronze — $50
  • Five (5) Certificates of Merit

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. Some notable events have included a long-running acoustic series, Red Hook Unplugged, an exhibition of Caribbean art and music, and the staging of multiple outdoor battle-of-the-bands featuring local rock groups. Musicians and performers from around the world perform on the BWAC stage on weekends from 1-6 pm throughout each exhibition season. The art exhibitions and performances are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact bwacmusic@gmail.com.

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In The Groove – Call For Artists

In The Groove – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition announces a call for artists for In The Groove focusing on digital original album cover art. This national print exhibition seeks to celebrate the mutually inspiring, creative relationship between music and art. It recognizes the profound cultural impact and influence of the art form itself, its trailblazing history, and ever evolving visual and conceptual strategies.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 10 Mar 2018

Entry fee: $15/one image, $5/each, up to two additional artworks

Artwork must be the copyright property of the artist and is:

  • by you for your own album of music, or
  • a hypothetical/conceptual album cover inspired by a band/album/song (famous or obscure), or
  • a commissioned piece for an actual band with express written permission to exhibit the image.

All work must be for sale; minimum $50 (30% commission to BWAC.) Artists’ submissions to be digital artwork only.

Jurors: Sal Cataldi, NYC-based musician and publicist, leader of critically acclaimed Spaghetti Eastern Music, founder and creative director of Cataldi Public Relations. Wendi Gueorguiev, BWAC Performance Series Coordinator, exhibiting artist.

In The Groove will be on view for three seasons, from May 12th – October 28th, 2018, in the performance area of BWAC’s gallery. BWAC will print and hang accepted submissions. Eighteen thousand annual visitors pass through the BWAC Gallery in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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. Some notable events have included a long-running acoustic series, Red Hook Unplugged, an exhibition of Caribbean art and music, and the staging of multiple outdoor battle-of-the-bands featuring local rock groups. Musicians and performers from around the world perform on the BWAC stage on weekends from 1-6 pm throughout each exhibition season. The art exhibitions and performances are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact bwacmusic@gmail.com.

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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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