Grand Installations: Spatial Relations Call for Entries

This is an open Call for Submissions from artists all over the USA for an exhibit in our gallery – over 25,000 square feet of a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. 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. The enormous space of the gallery affords us the opportunity to exhibit large work, and we welcome it.

FEES: $25 Submission Fee
$75 Participation Fee for selected installations

Theme: “SPATIAL RELATIONS”

Installation art is created and installed on the exhibition site, often incorporating materials or physical features on the site.

Installation art is usually a three-dimensional work that is site specific and that transforms the perception of a space.

It can be a Video Installation combining video technology with installation art and can include monitors and/or projectors, as well as live performance.
It can be a Sound Installation (related to sound art and sound sculpture) and can include interactive art technology (computers, sensors, mechanical and kinetic devices), speakers, musical instruments or parts, as well as live performance.
It can be Performance Art scripted or unscripted, random or carefully orchestrated; spontaneous or carefully planned with or without audience participation. The performance can be live or via media, the performer can be present or absent, but should involve four basic elements: Time, Space, The Performers Body or presence in a medium, and a relationship between the performer and the audience.
It can be Interactive Art A form of art that involves the spectator/audience in a way that allows the art to achieve its purpose or define it purpose/message and can include monitors, computers, sensors, video, mechanical and kinetic devices.

Maximum Height – 108 inches
Special Note on the construction of our exhibition space: Gallery Aisles have two rows of Beams/Columns spaced 16 Feet apart and the columns are on 10 foot centers in the row.
RESTRICTED ITEMS: Food, Explosives, Excessive Sound Level, and Any other dangerous Items.
NOTE: Any and all elements and materials required for your installation – including: computers, monitors, projectors, sensors, mechanical and kinetic devices, speakers, musical instruments must be supplied by the installation artist. All installations must be installed and removed by the artist (with or without your own installation crew).

Proposals must be received by Friday, July 26, 2019
Submit your Installation Proposal via e-mail or on CD, DVD and please include all details, plans, schematics, comps, models, etc. for review. Please include time requirement for constructing and completing your installation on site.
• Please submit via e-mail to: fritz7730@gmail.com

• Please submit via mail to:
Installation Art BWAC C/O Fritz (Steven) Weiss 7730 Amboy Road
Staten Island, New York 10307
Notification: Will be made via e-mail by Friday, August 16, 2019

Installations can be constructed on site:
BWAC Fall Show
Grand Installations – “Spatial Relations” Exhibition Door 7A, at the Pier gate
481 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Sunday September 8, 2019 through Thursday September 19, 2019 by appointment

Take Down at end of exhibit on:
Saturday 11/2 from 12-5 PM, Sunday 11/3 and Sunday from 12-5 PM,
and Thursday 11/7 from 12-8PM

Exhibition Opens – Saturday September 21, 2019
Opening Reception – Saturday September 21, 2019 from 1-6 P.M.
Gallery Hours – Open Saturdays & Sundays 1-6 P.M. Exhibition Closes – Sunday October 27, 2019

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RED HOOK SUMMER POP UP SHOW

RED HOOK SUMMER POP UP SHOW 2019

Come join us for 3 summer weekends July 20-Aug 4th to exhibit your artwork in Red Hook, Brooklyn at Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition. We are a 200 member artist coalition located in the civil war era Beard Street warehouses located right on the pier facing the Statue of Liberty. Our galleries are 25,000 sq feet allowing artists the rare luxury to think big! Please submit 3-5 images to Adegener7@gmail.com
Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
Please send 3-5 images
Larger installations will be considered as well
Please send proposal
An additional $25 installation fee will be required upon acceptance
$50 total to exhibit once accepted which can be applied to becoming a member of BWAC

RECYCLE WINNERS LIST

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BEST IN SHOW: HALLIE MELTZER, PORTRAIT OF MAX ON HIS JEANS
INNOVATIVE USE OF MATERIALS: CHRISTOPHER GEORGE, AXIS MUNDI (ATLAS)
10 CERTIFICATES of MERIT:
SEEMA PANDYA TABLE TAPESTRY 01
SONJA LAPOINTE, YOUR VOICE IS WARM HONEY
SONDRA N. ARKIN, DRAWING IN SPACE
WALTER BROWN, EMOTION #7
ADRIENNE SHISHKO, TOTEMS
RIMA DAY BORO, ROCOCO DRESS
CAROLE LANDISMAN, WHAT’S IMPORTANT IS ON THE INSIDE
LISA BAGWELL, CAKE
VICTORIA COWLES, NUMBER 989
MUTANT LAND, CRIMSON FIGURE

COLOR – NATIONAL JURIED ART SHOW NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISIONS

Early bird deadline July 14th for the Fall Color show. Enter through https://smarterentry.com

Prospectus

 

NATIONAL JURIED ART SHOW NYC 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-era 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. We are privileged to have 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!

Call to Artists for Submissions:
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

About The Juror:
Jocelyn Miller, Assistant Curator at MoMA PS1, has been a member of MoMA PS1’s curatorial team since 2011 and has organized such 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, overseeing museum publications, and served as Editor for the 2015 Greater New York: Readers series. She received her BA in Comparative Literature at Princeton University.

 

$2000 in Cash Awards:
BEST of SHOW GOLD: $800 cash prize given to one winner selected by Jocelyn Miller
BEST of SHOW SILVER: $500 cash prize given to one winner selected by Jocelyn Miller
CERTIFICATES of RECOGNITION: $500 $100 each for 5 winners selected by Jocelyn Miller
PEOPLES’ CHOICE: $200: The artist whose work is voted ‘Best’ by the most attendees during the course of the show will receive a $200 cash prize after the closing Oct 27th.

Judging: All judging to enter this competition will be on-line. Judging for prizes is done on-site. All decisions are final.

Show Details:
COLOR: “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” ― Alice Walker, The Color Purple
“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” – Oscar Wilde
“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” – Vincent Van Gogh

ELIGIBILITY:
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.

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.

SUBMISSIONS AND FEES:
Only original works may be submitted.
The Early Bird discounted fee is $45 if received by midnight PST, July 14, 2019. The regular fee is $65. The fee is for up to three (3) images, plus $5 for each additional image. Sculpture and installations: artists may use two additional images for details, at no extra charge. Contact bwacjuriedshows@gmail.com if you need them. You must have already applied before you can request extra images.
All entries must be registered/received by midnight PST, July 28, 2019. All entry fees are non-refundable.

DIRECTIONS FOR ONLINE SUBMISSION:

Click on the Sign Up Now! link below.
Follow the directions on the Site Login Page to create a new profile. You will need to create a new profile, unless you applied to BWAC’s juried shows or to another competition that licensed the Smarter Entry system after August 27, 2012 – you then can just login). Your username is your email address

Click on COLOR to register. (It’s under the heading: AVAILABLE SHOWS). You will be taken to a secure site where you can pay your application fee.
Once you have paid your application fee, you can upload your images. Submit your images as JPG, TIF, or PNG files not greater than 4MB. The longest side should be 1,280 pixels or greater for best presentation.

Click on the Choose File button to browse for the file you want to upload. The actual file name is the image file title you see in a directory / folder. File names cannot have special characters as they present security risks or are not compatible with programming. When you browse your folder to select your file and then it inserts into the SmarterEntry system, you may see something like this: c:my_harddrive%5filename.jpg. The c:my_harddrive%5 is the computer’s path to the file. It can/will have special characters, and that is ok. It is only the filename.jpg part that cannot have special characters.
Upload your image as directed. Please note that all fields marked with an asterisk are required. Selling price and year created will not be a factor in the juror’s selection. Enter the medium and materials used in the Additional Notes box, and other information you would like the juror to consider. These notes may be used as part of the exhibition.
Click Add Image to upload it to the show. While the image is uploading do not press the back button or otherwise interfere with the upload process. When the image appears below, it has been submitted to the competition. You may have to scroll down to see all images.
Repeat this process for all your images. You can click Return to Account on the left hand bar at any time, then return later to submit more images. You can delete and resubmit a new image at no additional cost. You can edit the information submitted up to the deadline. PLEASE write down and save for your files the titles, sizes and prices of your submissions. After the deadline you will not have access to the information.

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ACCEPTANCE:
Notification of Acceptance of work will be made via e-mail by Monday, Aug 19, 2019. A returnable Confirmation Form will be required by Aug 31, 2019 to hold a spot in the exhibition.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTED WORK:
1. Maximum Size: 14’w x 9’h x 8’d (but packages must fit through a 76” X 58” wide door). OVERSIZE CRATES (BY UPS STANDARDS) MUST BE DELIVERED INSIDE GALLERY AND UNPACKED BY ARTIST OR AGENT, as approved by BWAC.

2. Where appropriate and at the discretion of BWAC, all work must be suitably framed to a professional standard. Work must be wired and ready for hanging. No clip frames, saw-tooth hangers or taped edges. All framed conventional work must use Plexiglas, except hand-delivered work less than 24” x 30”. Canvases may have neat gallery wrapped edges.

3. Heavy work must provide French Cleats. No ceiling mounts or special installation requirements unless agreed to beforehand by BWAC. When approved by the artist, any special handling may be invoiced by BWAC at $90/hr min. or as quoted in writing beforehand.
4. Sculptors may provide their own pedestals, or must agree to use those provided by BWAC.

5. Artwork should be marked on the back with Name, Title, Medium, Dimensions, and Price. This information must correspond with the Accepted image as listed on Notification form. No artwork may be substituted.

6. All artwork must be priced for sale. Any work marked POR (Price on Request) or NFS (Not For Sale) will not be eligible for entry into the exhibition.

7. Work cannot be withdrawn before the end of the exhibit, except for sales, which can be removed after 4PM on Sept 21st.

DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORK:
1. Hand delivered work should be delivered to BWAC GALLERY at 481 Van Brunt Street, Door 7, Brooklyn and unpacked by artist or artist’s agent on Thursday Sept 5, 4-8 PM, or Saturday, Sept 7; Sunday, Sept 8; between 12 – 5:00 PM. No UPS or FedEx delivery drop-offs will be accepted as hand delivery. BWAC staff installs all work, except that oversize, overweight, large sculptures and/or artwork requiring on-site assembly are to be delivered and installed by appointment with BWAC staff.

2. All shipped work should be ORDERED to be delivered (UPS and FedEx are preferred – NO USPS will be accepted) to BWAC at 481 Van Brunt Street, Door 7, Brooklyn, NY 11231 between Monday, Sept 9 – Thursday, Sept 12. The handling fee for shipped works is $40 per package for the first 30 lbs, plus $1 per additional pound, by check payable to “BWAC”. The artist assumes all responsibility for insuring artwork against shipping damage or loss. BWAC staff installs all shipped work, except that artists shipping oversize, overweight, large sculptures and/or artwork requiring on-site assembly, must consult with BWAC staff before shipping.

LATE ARRIVAL AND RETURNS: BWAC reserves the right to reject and return work that is late, is deemed unstable upon arrival, is not properly presented, or differs from the submitted digital image. Returns will be solely at the artist’s expense.

SALES, COMMISSIONS AND DELIVERY: BWAC will retain a 30% commission on all exhibition sales. The price represented on the artist entry form will be the sale price. No changes will be allowed. Sold works will remain until the end of the exhibition, unless the buyer arranges to remove the work (after 4PM Opening Day). All shipping of works to buyers will be the sole responsibility of the artist, however BWAC will work with the artist to facilitate such sales.

REMOVAL: Hand-delivered artwork must be removed Sat Nov 2, or Sat Nov 9, or by appointment with BWAC staff. Any work not removed during this specified time may be subject to a storage fee or be disposed of at BWAC’s discretion if not removed within 6 months. Shipped work will be packed by BWAC staff and readied for pick up by shippers within 2 weeks of Oct 27 closing.

LIABILITY: BWAC is not responsible for any damage or breakage that may have occurred during transport. Every precaution will be taken in handling the entries, but BWAC assumes no liability for any loss or damage to any artist’s work while in our care, custody or control, before, during or after the exhibition. Each artist, if they wish, needs to provide their own insurance.

USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include publication in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to bwacjuriedshows@gmail.com. If accepted your Acceptance Letter will direct you to the BWAC Curator(s) handling the installation of the show.

ENTRY AGREEMENT: With the submission of artwork into the “COLOR” Art Show, the artist agrees to all the terms and conditions set forth in this Prospectus.

Current Events – 2019 (Past Events – 2018)

2019 PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

SUNDAY, June 16, 2019: 4:00-5:30 PM:
No, I AM Your Father: Michael Schwartz
“No… I… am your father!” Sunday, June 16th at 4pm, come hear a dizzying dreamboat full of daddy drama as Word Cabaret invites back some alumni to wax eloquent on paternity, patriarchy, and all things fatherly…. Writers reading include Hal Ackerman, Raquel I. Penzo, Lori Romero, Tom Romero, and Tim Tomlinson among others!
Facebook URL:
https://www.facebook.com/events/444394589689219/

2018 PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

 

SUNDAY, October 28, 2018:
2:00-4:00 Word Cabaret “Fantastically Ekphrastic!”
4:00-5:45 Affordable Art Auction

SATURDAY, October 27, 2018:
2:00-5:00 SICC Spoken Word: The Elephant in the Room

ARTISTS_TALK_ART – SPRING SHOWS PRESENTATIONS: OCTOBER 13th & OCTOBER 20th, 12:30 PM

SATURDAY, October 13, 2018:
2:00-3:00 Special Performance: Fode Sissoko of Senegal

SUNDAY, October 7, 2018:
2:00-4:00 Jazz Foundation Presents Ellis the Nazarene 
4:00-5:30 Word Cabaret Speculative Visions: Futuristic Fiction

SATURDAY, October 6th, 2018:
1:00-1:45 Lindsey Wilson & The Human Heart Trio
2:00-3:30 Paula Jeanine Bennett
4:00-5:00 Val Kinzler’s NYC Women Who Rock: Chix ‘N Axe 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018:
2:00-5:00 SICC Spoken Word “Words Across Bridges”

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018:
2:00-4:00 Jazz Foundation Presents Pianist Rafik Williamson
4:00-5:45 Affordable Art Auction

SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2018:
2:00-5:00 Val Kinzler & Friends: Alt Americana; Music for the Heart of Hearing

SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018:
2:00-3:00 Myrna and the Bulldog
3:00-5:00 Allegic to Bs

ARTISTS_TALK_ART – SPRING SHOWS PRESENTATIONS: MAY 19, MAY 26, & JUNE 2, 1:00 PM

SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018:
2:00-4:00 Jazz Foundation Presents Pianist Roy Meriwether

SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2018:
2:00-5:00 SICC Spoken Word

SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018:
2:00-4:00 Word Cabaret

SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018:
2:00-5:00 Violizzy & Friends
10:00 AM – BWalk – Annual Fundraiser

SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018:
2:00-3:00 John Kessel/Mystery Band
3:00-5:00 Madame Please

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2018:
2:00-4:00 Accordions on the Waterfront

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018:
2:00-5:00  SPECIAL EFFECTS: Pedals and Loopers at BWAC
with Spaghetti Eastern Music, Kyle Rogers, Josh Wakesberg.
A special presentation of performances by adventurous musicians who
use effects pedals, samples, synths, and loops to sculpt sound.

SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018:
2:00-3:30   FILM SCREENINGS: Dead Horse Bay: New York’s Hidden Trove of Trash
 – Q&A with Gerard Barbot follows;
and Making Art From Junk – Q&A after with artist David Hoffman via Skype.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018 (MOTHERS DAY Celebration):
2:00-3:00 Myrna and the Bulldog
3:00-4:00 Mitch Distefano
4:00-4:30 Paul Jeanine Bennett & One Village Choir – Interactive Performance

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018 (SPRING SHOWS OPENING DAY!):
1:45-3:45  Richard X Bennett & RXB5
4:00-5:00  Zoe Over Zero

2018 SPRING PERFORMANCE CALENDAR – PDF