31 Jan 2020

Competitions BWAC Juried Show: Wide Open 11

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists CoalitionBrooklyn, New York, United States

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Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: March 2, 2020 – The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition is excited to announce our eleventh annual national juried art show, Wide Open 11 opening May 9, 2020. This year we are privileged and delighted to have returning to BWAC as a juror one of New York’s very knowledgeable curators, Paulina Pobocha, of MoMA. With her guidance and selections, we look forward to another spectacular show.

The broad theme of Wide Open 11 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.

The exhibit runs May 9 – Sunday June 21, 2020.

Ours is a truly unique and generous space – a beautiful stone Civil War‐era warehouse overlooking New York Harbor from the piers of Red Hook, in Brooklyn NY. We welcome the opportunity to exhibit unusually large work, and look forward to exhibiting artwork from all around the country, work in all sizes, and subjects, and media. Virtually every medium is accepted including: Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolor, Photography, Drawing, Print, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Assemblage, Installation*, and Fabric.

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, *including film/video only 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/photographs are accepted. Artwork not meeting the criteria, although juried, may be rejected. Note: Kit work or reproductions of original works in other media (such as giclee prints of oil paintings), unless used as part of a mixed media work, will not be considered.

Paulina Pobocha is an Associate Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. She has written on and organized numerous exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, with a focus on art made after 1970. Prior to joining the curatorial staff of MoMA, Paulina was a Joan Tisch Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY where she lectured on a broad range of subjects in contemporary and modern art. She was appointed critic at the Yale University School of Art in 2011… see more

$2100 in cash prizes will be awarded including $1000 Best in Show Gold… see more.


  • Early Bird: (through midnight, February 4, 2020): $45 for up to three (3) images plus $6.00 for each additional.
  • Submissions February 5 through midnight March 2, 2020: $65 for up to three (3) images plus $6.00 for each additional.
  • Sculpture and Installations: artists may use two (2) additional images for details, at no extra charge.


The juror’s results will be e‐mailed by Monday March 16, 2020. If you have not received notification by March 20.

BWAC will retain a 30% commission on all exhibition sales.


  • Submission Deadline: Early Bird: February 4, 2020; Final Application Deadline: March 2, 2020.
  • Gallery Exhibition Dates: Saturday May 9 – Sunday June 21, 2020; weekends 1‐ 6P.M.
  • Opening Reception: Saturday May 9, 2020 from 1 ‐ 6 P.M.

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 03 March thru April, Open to U.S. Artists Only, Participant Reviewed Opps, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Sales.

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