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Wide Open 10
By Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

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

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 setting.

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
481 Van Brunt, Door 7
Red Hook, Brooklyn
t: 718-596-2506

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