15 Jun 2019

Competitions BWAC National Juried Show: Color

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists CoalitionBrooklyn, New York, United States

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Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: July 28, 2019 – The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition is excited to announce our upcoming national juried art show, ‘Color’. We are privileged to have one of NYC’s art elite, Jocelyn Miller, Assistant Curator at MoMA PS1 as our juror. With her guidance and selections, we can expect BWAC’s curators for COLOR, Janice Jacob and Alicia Degener, to mount an exceptionally exciting exhibition!

The exhibit runs Sept 21 – Oct 27, 2019.

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition makes this open Call for Submissions to artists all over the USA for an exhibit in our gallery – an 8000 sf Civil War-er warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The spacious gallery affords us a unique opportunity to exhibit large work. With its trendy restaurants, bars, boutiques and billion dollar view of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor, it’s an exciting place to visit and exhibit.

This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S.A. 18 years of age or older. 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 are accepted. Artwork not meeting this criteria may, although juried, be rejected. Note: Crafts, kit work or reproductions of original works in other media (such as giclee print of oil paintings), unless used as part of a mixed media work, will not be considered.

Jocelyn Miller, Assistant Curator at MoMA PS1, has been a member of MoMA PS1’s curatorial team since 2011 and has organized such prestigious exhibitions as Projects 106: Martine Syms at The Museum of Modern Art (2017) and Maria Lassnig: New York Films 1970-1980, Body Armor (both 2018); Past Skin (2017); and Meriem Bennani: FLY (2016) at MoMA PS1. She has co-organized solo exhibitions with Reza Abdoh, Naeem Mohaiemen, Ian Cheng, Mark Leckey, Cao Fei and Simon Denny, as well as career retrospectives of the artists Maria Lassnig and James Lee Byars, the latter both at MoMA PS1 and Museo Jumex, Mexico City. She also serves as Editorial Manager for MoMA PS1’s curatorial department… see more

$2000 in cash prizes will be awarded including $800 Best in Show Gold… see more.

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.

Oversize Work, Assemblages and Installations are welcome at the discretion of BWAC, but must meet all other specifications and be delivered, installed and removed by the artist (or their agent) upon arrangement with BWAC staff. All work requiring electricity must auto on/off with the line power.

Only original works may be submitted. Works may be submitted in one or multiple media. Early Bird Submissions fee thru July 14, 2019. Final submission deadline July 28, 2019.

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  • Early Bird Discounted Deadline: Midnight PST, Sunday July 14, 2019
  • Final Submission Deadline: Midnight PST, Sunday July 28, 2019
  • Gallery Exhibition Dates: Sept 21 – Oct 27, 2019 weekends 1-6PM
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept 21, 2019 from 1-6PM

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 07 July thru Aug, Open to U.S. Artists Only, Participant Reviewed Opps, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Sales.

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