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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.

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Previous call for artists from BWAC