April 26 – June 1, 2014 

The first floor features a juried show with cash prizes to be judged by Pauline Pobocha, an assistant curator at MOMA. Only one hundred pieces were chosen by the curator from the eighteen hundred submitted. All media were considered and the artists were asked to explore the concept of “Wide Open” with all that might imply with regard to medium, expression, composition, experience, dreams, reality or however the artist wanted to interpret it. One of the largest pieces in the show is by Betsy Bannen, an artist from Virginia who will show “Fabulous Installation,” a twenty-one foot-wide piece with dozens of oil-painted panels arranged to look like a fish.

Wide Open 5 Prize Winners

Outer Limits Auction Winners

Outer Limits Opening Day Photos courtesy of Robin George

The second floor features and show with the work of over two hundred artists on display, also in various media. This spring’s theme is “Outer Limits,” that is, exploring beyond the boundaries into fantasy, science fiction or the artist’s psyche itself. Painting, drawing, print, sculpture, photography, assemblage, installation and fabric will all be on display and for sale. You might see some visitors circulating in themed costumes and there have even been whispers that a giant robot will be in attendance on opening day.

Check out a discussion with Donato Giancola. Interviewed by KMO on stage at BWAC.

Outer Limits / Wide Open 5