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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Primary Colors 2019 – Call For Artists

Primary Colors 2019 – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Primary Colors 2019. A small box of Crayola crayons contained eight glorious wax colors. Three of them – red, yellow, and blue – gave kids the ability to create all the colors of the rainbow. In addition, many first art projects focused on these crayons as they were packaged – strong primary color artistic elements.

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Deadline: 20 Jan 2019

Primary Colors 2019 is about images in which one of these colors stands out as a critical element of your photographic composition. Determine which of the three colors – red, yellow, or blue – represents each image submitted. They can be black and white photographs with a single point of color; red, yellow or blue monochromes; or any image where red, yellow, or blue stands out as a focal part of the photograph. Is the blue sky the most important part of your image, a red umbrella, or maybe a big yellow flower? Have you modified a print to be all shades of red?

There will be fifty winning images for Black And White 2018. The prizes total $3,000. There are a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, fifteen juror’s selections, and twenty honorable mentions. Each of the first twenty-five winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all winners are posted in a gallery on our website and included in an exhibition gallery.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Black And White 2018 – Call For Artists

Black And White 2018 – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites you to a special call for entry themed Black And White 2018. Photographers know about the dramatic change in photography that came about when color film was introduced. For both portraits and scenics, hand coloring was no longer necessary. Over time, color images joined black and white as fine art. This call is NYC4PA’s homage to those images where all the emotion, texture, and beauty are expressed in shades of black and white. No matter if your original image was shot with tri x or with a digital SLR, if the end product is a terrific black and white, then it fits the call. Sepia will be accepted.

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Deadline: 11 Nov 2018

There will be fifty winning images for Black And White 2018. The prizes total $3,000. There are a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, fifteen juror’s selections, and twenty honorable mentions. Each of the first twenty-five winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all winners are posted in a gallery on our website and included in an exhibition gallery.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Summer – Call For Artists

Summer – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites you to a special call for entry themed Summer. Any images that represent summer to you are welcome. For those in the northern hemisphere, summer is from June through September and in the southern hemisphere, November through March. Whichever months your summer spans, it is the season of long days, warm temperatures, swimming, beaches, lakes, pools, and street hydrants splashing. It is also the season of charitable summer camps for inner city youth. The scope is broad, from sun tanning and baseball to kids making the best of it in city streets and bathing suits drying on the line. How do you capture summer?

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Deadline: 23 Sept 2018

There will be fifty winning images. The prizes total $3000 and have a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, fifteen juror’s selections, and twenty honorable mentions. Each of the first twenty-five winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all winners are posted in a gallery on our website and included in an exhibition gallery.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.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.

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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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East Village NYC Mural – Call For Artists

East Village NYC Mural – Call For Artists

El Sol Brillante, a community garden on 12th Street between Avenues A and B in New York’s East Village, is seeking artists to create a mural along the back wall of the garden.

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Deadline: 1 Jul 2018

When the garden was first incorporated, a trompe l’oeil mural along the back wall depicted lines of crops extending back into the vanishing point. For years, that mural was the symbol of the garden until subsequent construction resulted in its partial demolition. The new mural should capture the spirit of the original: the infinitely renewing power and energy of nature extending outward from the garden.

A committee of garden members will meet to determine which proposals mesh best with the garden’s values and aesthetic. They will forward those proposals for consideration to the membership of the garden which will vote to determine the final project at a garden meeting.

The garden has received a grant providing for a $250 commission for the artist plus all needed supplies. An additional commission may be available. Include a proposed commission in the proposal.

About El Sol Brillante Jr Community Garden

The garden is a center of community life on 12th street, providing a haven from the hustle city life. It is a place where numerous plants flourish. The garden is a center of artistic activity, from music and dance performances to the Garden of Earthly Delights wrought iron fence created by Julie Dermansky in 1994.

For more information, contact davidgeorgeschultz@gmail.com.

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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.

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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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Humans – Call For Artists

Humans – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Humans. Art history is filled with images of humans that have changed our lives and changed our minds. Painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography have engaged us in our own reflection. Photography, the most accessible medium, shows us our humanity through traditional portraiture, street photography, families, events, and selfies. This is not about equipment, it is about ideas and vision. We consider our various manifestations as we see through the lens of others. Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon, Henri Cartier Bresson, and Vivian Meier all have a unique vision of who we are.

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Deadline: 10 Jun 2018

Humans is a call for entry for your vision of who we are. Images must have people in them photographed alone, as couples, or in groups. Images can be spontaneous or structured, in the street, at sporting events, or celebrations. This call for entry is about how you see yourself and/or the people around you. Captured traditionally or by alternative process, cell phone or film, the possibilities are endless.

There will be fifty winning images. The prizes total $3000 and have a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, fifteen juror’s selections, and twenty honorable mentions. Each of the first twenty-five winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all winners are posted in a gallery on our website and included in an exhibition gallery.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Open Call 2018 – Call For Artists

Open Call 2018 – Call For Artists

The Shed announces a call for artists for Open Call 2018, a showcase for local emerging artists. The Open Call program provides support, visibility, and recognition for NYC early-career artists aged over 18 to create and present new work in a unique space. Open Call values proposals that are cross-disciplinary, inventive, and bold.

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Deadline: 4 May 2018

Submissions for Open Call 2018 should be idea-driven, poetic, and realized feasibly. Artists should be inclusive and equitable as they engage their ideas and communities with intellectual and aesthetic rigor. Open Call supports NYC’s diversity of emerging talent in many forms—including artistic media, race, ethnicity, age, identity, physical abilities, and experience.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Early career artists and art collectives (no educational requirement)
  • Disciplines include, but are not limited to, performing arts (dance, theater, comedy), visual arts, music, literary arts, film, fashion, design, and science, as well as interdisciplinary and new-media work
  • Must currently live and/or work in NYC
  • Must be able to commit to three visits/work review sessions within the five boroughs by The Shed’s staff over the course of the commissioning period

Open Call 2018 Artist Benefits

Participation in Open Call is free. All artists/collectives selected will receive a commissioning fee of $7,000 – $15,000 to support the creation of their work. Open Call will occupy various spaces at The Shed throughout the year including one of the galleries, the theater, and the outdoor plaza. This allows for artistic diversity in commissioned works. Open Call artists working in the theater and plaza space will follow each other within a presentation period. The gallery space will be presented as a group exhibition. Because every eligible and complete submitted application will be reviewed by the Open Call panel, the program is an opportunity to present your work and ideas to The Shed’s expert staff and distinguished guest reviewers.

About The Shed

The Shed, opening in spring 2019 where the High Line meets Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s west side, will be the first arts center designed exclusively to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture. From hip hop to classical music, visual art to literature, film to theater and dance, The Shed will bring together leading artists from all art forms under one roof. The building is an innovative 200,000-square-foot structure designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group. It can physically transform to support artists’ most ambitious ideas.

Committed to supporting artistic invention and nurturing creativity, The Shed is led by artistic director and CEO Alex Poots. He will bring together artists from a broad range of genres and backgrounds. This will include innovative thinkers from the sciences, technology, and humanities to advance culture in the 21st century. Nurturing artists at the beginning of their careers is a central commitment for The Shed. It is as integral to their mission as commissioning and presenting new work by established artists.

For more information, contact opencall@theshed.org.

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