11 Jan 2019

Competitions Recycle 2019: NYC National Juried Show

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists CoalitionBrooklyn, New York, United States

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Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: February 24, 2019 – The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is excited to announce the fifth national juried art show, RECYCLE 2019. We are honored once again to have as our juror John Cloud Kaiser, Director of Education at Materials for the Arts, to help us in this quest.

We are seeking to exhibit sophisticated two- and three-dimensional art created in the re-use genre. As well as looking for skill in the use of material, we want to see art that demonstrates the importance of conserving our limited natural resources. We look for how well the medium relates to the up-cycling movement and how fully the artist’s intention or concept is presented and realized. Entries must incorporate at least 50 percent of repurposed, recycled, or reused materials.

The exhibit runs May 11 – July 7, 2019.

This call for submissions 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 2-D and 3-D media, including film/video when part of an installation. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution. All work should be non-utilitarian in nature. This is a fine art exhibition.

John Cloud Kaiser is the 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. Through art shows he curates at MFTA Gallery and his work with his art group Free Style Arts Association, he has been championing reuse-themed art in the museums, streets, and schools of New York City since 2000. These works have appeared broadly, from The Metropolitan Museum, to the NYC Parks Dept., to The New York Times. Kaiser graduated from New York University and is currently working on a series of temporary sculptures for Storm King Sculpture Center and Socrates Sculpture Park. Kaiser was recently awarded the 2018 Arts Administrator of Year by the NYC Art Teachers Association.

$3000 in cash prizes will be awarded including $1000 Best in Show.

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).

All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution. All work should be non-utilitarian in nature. This is a fine art exhibition. Early Bird deadline discounted entry fee, February 4, 2019; Final Deadline February 24, 2019.

Visit BWAC online for more details and easy online entry.

The juror’s results will be emailed by Monday, March 18, 2019.

BWAC will retain a 30% commission on all exhibition sales. The price represented on the artist entry form will be the sale price.

Please direct all questions to bwacinfo@aol.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 setting.

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

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Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Sales.

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