Spring! Coiled & Ready! – BWAC’s Spring 2019 Member Show

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BWAC MEMBERS:  Download & print registration to bring with your artwork:

Spring! Coiled & Ready! Artist Registration Form 2019

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) opens a member art show, Spring! Coiled & Ready!, on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the BWAC Gallery in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  Spring! Coiled & Ready! is an exhibition featuring artists living and working in New York City, and is on view from Saturday, May 11, to Sunday, July 7, 2019.

The word “spring” conjures up a myriad of definitions. It is at once a season, an object and an action. This exhibition seeks to explore the literal and metaphorical aspects of the concept through paintings, drawing, sculpture … and of course, color and form.

Anna Hagan, show curator, added, “We looked to present work that expresses the power of “spring” and its potential to delight or surprise. The power of “spring” is also growth. Rebirth. Resilience. Renewal. Spring has sprung, but what has it sprung? A harbinger of promise born from the seeds of inspiration and ideas, a sense, coiled and ready, of becoming more.”

The opening reception for Spring! Coiled & Ready! is on Saturday, May 18, 2019, 1-6 PM, in the upstairs BWAC Gallery.

 This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
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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 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. Please visit bwac.org for more information on membership and exhibits, or to donate.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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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.


— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —

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.

Visit the BWAC website at bwac.org, and you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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.”
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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.”

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Recycle 2019 – National Juried Art Show

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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.


 

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —

RECYCLE 2019, A National Juried Exhibition, Set to Open at the BWAC Gallery
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 — 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 bwac.org, and you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
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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 http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcla/mfta/html/home/home.shtml

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 bwac.org for more information on membership and exhibits, or to donate.”

 

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Showing Opportunities 2019


Lighthouse Point Festival 2019

Lighthouse Point Festival Contract for Local Artists & Crafters

Lighthouse Point Festival Contract for Non-Profits

Lighthouse Point Festival Contract for Food Vendors


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CALL FOR ARTISTS

The South Shore Artists Group of Staten Island presents their 52nd Annual Art Exhibit
at Conference House Park in Staten Island, NY.  The exhibition will be on Sunday, June 2nd,
with a rain date of Sunday, June 9th, 2019.

Download Prospectus

Information Online at South Shore Artists Group


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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce CONFERENCE HOUSE ART
EXPO 2019, our celebration of creativity, culture and community!

A wide selection of painting, photography, sculpture, installation art and craft in all its
disciplines will be on exhibit. Exhibition will be on the grounds of Conference House Park and
inside the Conference House. Bonus! Each artist is invited to submit a small scale work (not
to exceed 24″ in any dimension) to be exhibited during the opening reception and the Expo
within the Conference House.

DATE
Opening Reception May 16, 6 – 8 pm. Expo is on May 18, 11 am – 4 pm. (Rain date May 19, 2019.)

ENTRY
Send three (3)jpeg images of your work with name, address and phone to
DMWproductions@si.rr.com. Or, send photos to Deborah Woodbridge,7455 Hylan Blvd.,
Staten Island, NY 10307.

FEE
The basic fee for exhibiting will be $50 for each exhibitor. Exhibitor may display their work on
a 10′ wide section of 8′ high fence or set up their own display in a designated area in
Conference House Park. Artists/Craftpersons will be responsible for all sales. No commission
will be required.

ACCEPTANCE AND NOTIFICATION
Notification of acceptance will be sent, with contract and instructions for payment. Hanging/
exhibition arrangements will be made upon receipt of contract and exhibition fee. Notification
will be sent out by April 5, 2019.  (Contact Deborah Woodbridge for submissions past this date.)

All artwork must be original or signed limited edition with the exception of installation art. All
work must be presented to a professional standard. The Conference House Association
reserves the right to refuse inappropriate work. All work must have a label with artist, title,
medium, dimensions and price. All artists and craftpersons or a representative must be present
during the entire show.

For inquiries, please call Deborah Woodbridge @917-539-2559, 9am – 9pm.

Prospectus

 


The NYC DOT has many opportunities for artists.  See their website for additional calls for art & artists.


 

Barrier Beautification

Bounce by Brittany Baldwin. Presented with New York Cares. Queens Boulevard between Woodhaven Boulevard and 59th Avenue, Queens.

Bounce by Brittany Baldwin. Presented with New York Cares. Queens Boulevard between Woodhaven Boulevard and 59th Avenue, Queens.

DOT Art collaborates with New York Cares to beautify concrete barriers with bold, colorful murals that are designed by professional artists but painted almost entirely by volunteers. Barriers located along protected bike lanes or active sidewalks become canvases for art. DOT Art provides selected artists with a design honorarium of $2,500 and a materials fee of $500 for stencil production. DOT Art and NY Cares provide paint and associated materials at no cost to the artist. NY Cares coordinates volunteer recruitment and secures volunteers to implement the mural on a single day in fall and spring. Murals remain installed for 11 months.

Submission Deadline: Spring 2019

Download Barrier Beautification RFP (pdf)

Download Barrier Beautification Application (pdf)

Barrier Beautification projects on Flickr

 

 

Current Events – 2019 (Past Events – 2018)

2019 PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

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