Recycle 2019 – National Juried Art Show


RECYCLE 2019, the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s national juried show of art crafted from cast-off, discarded, and re-purposed materials – is a celebration of ingenuity and imagination.  The show exhibits sophisticated two‐ and three‐ dimensional art created in the re‐use genre; art that demonstrates the importance of conserving our limited natural resources.

Our honored juror is, once again, John Cloud Kaiser,  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.   BWAC’s curators for RECYCLE 2019 are Mary Anne Kinsella and Janice Jacob, with assistance from Renee Radenberg.

$3000 in cash awards will be presented to winners on opening day, May 18, 2019, with the exhibition on view from May 11 – July 7, 2019.

Gallery Exhibition Dates: Saturday, May 11 – Sunday, July 7, 2019 weekends 1‐ 6 P.M.
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 1‐ 6 P.M.



RECYCLE 2019, A National Juried Exhibition, Set to Open at the BWAC Gallery
From: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)
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April 12, 2019

Brooklyn, NY — RECYCLE 2019, will be presented by the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), at the BWAC Gallery in Red Hook, Brooklyn, from Saturday, May 11 to Sunday, July 7, 2019. RECYCLE 2019 is a national juried exhibition in which all the artwork is “upcycled,” being composed of discarded materials, and repurposed or found objects.

Show co-curator Mary Anne Kinsella said, “The artists working today with recycled materials surpass the usual criteria for the imaginative and unique. Their process and workmanship creates another reality for the viewer; I guess that is what all art strives to do. The work in RECYCLE 2019 is superb, superb, superb!” Janice Jacob, show co-curator, added, “We have artists from around the country exhibiting both two dimensional and three dimensional works that not only demonstrate a high level of skill in the handling of the materials, but illustrates the importance of conserving our limited natural resources.”

The exhibition’s returning juror is John Cloud Kaiser, the Director of Education at Materials for the Arts, one the largest reuse centers in the U.S. and a program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. States Mr. Kaiser, “Each year we are thrilled to see the creative ways that artists transform materials that could have ended up in landfills. They are embedding the stories of their re-used materials into the art through the history of the objects and their statement on sustainability. This exhibition proves without a doubt that discarded materials make fantastic art supplies.”

There will be an opening reception for RECYCLE 2019 on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the upstairs BWAC Gallery, 481 Van Brunt St. #7, Red Hook, Brooklyn. $3000 in Cash Awards for exceptional artwork, as selected by juror John Cloud Kaiser, will be presented at the opening. The exhibit is open on weekends from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. until July 7, 2019. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Visit the BWAC website at, and you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
About Materials for the Arts
Materials for the Arts is New York’s premiere reuse center, providing a way for companies and individuals to donate unneeded supplies to thousands of nonprofit organizations with arts programming and public schools. We offer a wide variety of events, workshops, and classes to help people see and experience creative reuse up close. For more information, visit

About BWAC
The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization with more than 200 members. For more than 40 years, BWAC has been exhibiting the artwork of artists with seasonal mega-exhibits that include national juried and local member shows, which present a wide variety of contemporary visual arts from the traditional to the experimental cutting edge. Ours is a truly unique gallery — a massive Civil War‐era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. BWAC receives generous support from the O’Connell Organization, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and its many members and friends. Visit for more information on membership and exhibits, or to donate.”