Wide Open 10 – National Juried Art Show

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WIDE OPEN 10 is our tenth spectacular juried show on this theme, and will be on exhibit May 11 – July 7, 2019.

Our  juror is  Ylinka Barotto, Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim Museum.  

$3000 Cash Awards will be presented at the opening reception on May 11, 2019.

Ours is a truly unique gallery – a massive Civil War‐era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. Its generous space affords us the opportunity to exhibit large work, and we welcome it.  BWAC’s curators for WIDE OPEN 10,  Kenneth Jackson and Isabella Glaz, will be using 8,000 square feet for this show, and will be exhibiting artwork from all around the country; work in all sizes, and subjects, and media.

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


BWAC Gallery Announces the Opening of Wide Open 10 — A National Juried Exhibition
From: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)
Contact BWAC Arts Administrator: Elaine Mendez
Contact email: bwacinfo@aol.com
Contact Phone: 718-596-2506

April 12, 2019

Brooklyn, NY — The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is pleased to announce a new exhibition, Wide Open 10, opening at the BWAC Gallery in Red Hook, Brooklyn, from Saturday, May 11 to Sunday, July 7, 2019. Wide Open 10 is a national juried exhibition that explores the possibilities of wide open spaces, arms wide open, or eyes wide open … to knowledge and love, faith and hope; and the inevitable opposite of wide open for … attack, corruption and failure … within the hidden niches of our collective psyche.

“This is the tenth year of BWAC hosting the Wide Open theme for national entries, and it’s a very exciting one for me to curate,” said show co-curator Keith Jackson. Co-curator Therese Urban added, “This year’s show is particularly cohesive in expressing movement, texture and color — a truly thoughtful selection of work by juror Ylinko Barotto presented consistently in a diversity of media. It’s a must see!”

Ms. Barotto is an Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Most recently, she has provided curatorial support for Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away (2018). In addition to her involvement with the exhibition program, Ms. Barotto is one of the organizing curators for the museum’s Young Collectors Council, which acquires the work of emerging artists for the museum’s permanent collection.

There will be an opening reception on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the BWAC Gallery, 481 Van Brunt St. #7, Red Hook, Brooklyn. $3000 in Cash Awards for exceptional artwork, as selected by juror Ylinka Barotto, will be presented at the opening. The exhibit is open on weekends from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. until July 7, 2019.

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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

In the Side Gallery
At the same time, in BWAC’s side gallery, there will be a companion exhibition of artwork by fourth and fifth graders from New York City Public School 106. Kenneth Jackson states, “At PS 106 we currently offer dance and visual arts in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth. Each student at our school is given the opportunity to partake in our arts program. Our goal is to instill in our students a deep appreciation of the arts. Our arts program is supported by parental and community based involvement.”
About BWAC
The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization. For more than 40 years, BWAC has been exhibiting the artwork of local 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 bwac.org for more information on membership and exhibits, or to donate.”