Shift: NYC MFA Exhibition at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)


Shift: NYC MFA Exhibition at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

EXHIBITION: October 6 – 28, 2018 — DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: March 17, 2018

BWAC Curators: Nelson Alvarez &Wendi Gueorguiev

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn’s oldest arts organization, established in 1978, is excited to be presenting an exhibition, during its Fall 2018 season which will spotlight works of transformative significance, curated from the work of MFA candidates from local colleges and universities in NYC area, as follows:

Creative paths, including those that journey through MFA programs, are often (and hopefully) littered with breakthrough works that manifest after a period of uphill struggles, slips outside one’s comfort zone, and even collisions with fortuitous chance.  These transitional pieces represent metamorphic events, and act in turn as gateways to expanded perspectives, clarifications of vision, amplified expressions of intent, and even radical changes of direction. While these works may not fully define, or embody one’s current practice at this moment, they stand as artifacts of evolutionary shifts in the artist’s practice.



1) Deadline for Submission of materials: March 17, 2018
2) Decisions will be emailed to the artists by: April 7, 2018
3) Exhibition fee
-No submission fee.
-$50 Artist Agreement and Exhibition fee to be received by: April 21, 2018 (details to follow with acceptance email)
4) Coalition service hours
-12 hours volunteer service hours required
-Artists to complete their volunteer time during the preceding two exhibition seasons (Saturdays and Sundays btw 12noon and 6pm during the Spring btw 5/12-6/17 and Summer 7/28-8/19) prior to the installation of the Fall 2018 MFA Exhibition
-Volunteers assist in show installations and breakdowns, visitor and café services
-Alternate amount of $150 in lieu of volunteer time to be paid prior to hanging show, to be received by: May 5, 2018

See full PROSPECTUS for criteria and submission details.