U.S. National Deadline: February 24, 2019 –
The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition is excited to announce our
tenth annual national juried art show, Wide Open 10. Again this year, we
are privileged to have another of NY’s art elite as our juror, Ylinka
Barotto, Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim Museum. With her guidance
and selections, we look forward to another spectacular show.
The exhibit runs May 11 – Sunday July 7, 2019.
The broad theme of Wide Open 10 encompasses all the possibilities of
knowledge and freedom and love ‐ wide open spaces… arms wide open… eyes
wide open ‐ but as with all things, there is the inevitable opposite ‐
wide open to attack… corruption… failure. What kind of fantasy is this?
What does it really indicate? This juried show looks to explore the idea
of “wide open” in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche.
We really love art – in all media. As well as looking for skill in
the use of a variety of materials, we look for how well that medium
relates to the concept or movement, and how fully the artist’s intention
or concept is presented and realized. The juror’s awards will reflect
that artistic judgment.
This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its
Territories 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for
artists working in all traditional and non‐traditional 2D and 3D media.
Virtually every medium is accepted including: Oil, Acrylic,
Watercolor, Photography, Pastel, Drawing, Print, Mixed Media, Sculpture,
Assemblage, Installation, Fabric, and Video 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 the criteria,
although juried, may be rejected.
Note: Crafts, kit work or reproductions of original works in other
media (such as giclee reproductions of oil paintings), unless used as
part of a mixed media work, will not be considered.
Ylinka Barotto is an Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim Museum and has
assisted on such large-scale modern and postwar retrospective
exhibitions as Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting (2015);
Moholy-Nagy: Future Present (2016); Visionaries: Creating a Modern
Guggenheim, which showcased masterworks from the Guggenheim’s modern
collection (2017); and Mystical Symbolism; The Salon de la Rose+Croix in
Paris, 1892-1897 (2017, for which she contributed to the catalog with
entries on many of the show’s artists. More recently, she has provided
curatorial support for Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away (2018). In addition
to her involvement with the exhibition program, 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.… see more
$3000 in cash prizes will be awarded including $1000 Best in Show Gold… see more.
Ours is a truly unique gallery—a massive Civil War-era warehouse on the
Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. Its enormous space affords us the
opportunity to exhibit really huge work, and we welcome it. We will be
using 8,000 square feet for this show, and look forward to exhibiting
artist’s work from all around the country, work in all sizes, subjects,
and media, except film (it’s almost completely wide open).
Only original works may be submitted. Works may be submitted in one or
multiple media. Early Bird Submissions fee thru February 4, 2019. Final
submission deadline February 24, 2019.
Visit BWAC’s Wide Open 10 prospectus for more details and easy online entry.
- Early Bird Submission Deadline: February 4
- Final Submission Deadline February 24, 2019
- Gallery Exhibition Dates: Saturday May 11 – Sunday July 7, 2019, weekends 1‐ 6 pm
- Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 1‐ 6 pm
Please direct all questions to email@example.com.
Organized in 1978, the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition is
a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation. BWAC’s 25,000 square foot gallery is
in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The vista of
New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge
is one of the best in the city. Our 18,000 annual visitors enjoy viewing
every medium and style of artwork, our shows are as spectacular as the
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
481 Van Brunt, Door 7
Red Hook, Brooklyn
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