5 Jan 2018

Competitions Wide Open 9

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists CoalitionNew York, United States

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Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: January 19; February 16, 2018 – The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition is excited to announce our eighth annual national juried art show, Wide Open 9. Our prestigious juror is Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.

The exhibit runs May 12 – June 17, 2018.

The broad theme of Wide Open 9 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 this 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 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. This is a fine art exhibition.

Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum… see more

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

Ours is a truly unique gallery—a massive Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. Its enormous space affords us the opportunity to exhibit really huge work, and we welcome it. We will be using 8,000 square feet for this show, and look forward to exhibiting artist’s work from all around the country, work in all sizes, subjects, and media, except film (it’s almost completely wide open).

Only original works may be submitted (limited edition prints are OK). Works may be submitted in one or multiple media. Early Bird Submissions fee thru January 19, 2018. Final submission deadline February 16, 2018. See details here.

Visit BWAC’s Wide Open 9 prospectus for more details and easy online entry


  • Submission Deadline: Early Bird January 19 or Application Deadline February 16, 2018.
  • Gallery Exhibition Dates: Saturday May 12 – Sunday June 17, 2018, weekends 1‐6P.M.
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, May 12, 2017 from 1‐6P.M.

Please direct all questions to bwacinfo@aol.com.

Organized in 1978, the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation. 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 viewing every medium and style of artwork, our shows are as spectacular as the setting.

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
481 Van Brunt, Door 7
Red Hook, Brooklyn
t: 718-596-2506

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Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, Participant Reviewed Opps, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Sales.

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