Wide Open 8 – National Juried Art Show

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)

Entry Deadline: Mar. 5

481 Van Brunt Street, Door 7
Brooklyn, NY 11231


We are excited to announce our seventh annual national juried art show, Wide Open 8, opening May 13, 2017. We are privileged to have another of NY’s art elite as our juror, The Museum of Modern Art’s Cara Manes, Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculpture. With her guidance and selections, we look forward to another spectacular show.

The broad theme of “Wide Open 8” 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.

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).

Call to Artists for Submissions
Submission Deadline: Early Bird February 19 or Final Application Deadline March 5, 2017.
Gallery Exhibition Dates: May 13 – June 18, 2017 weekends 1-6P.M.
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 1-6 P.M.

$3000 in Cash Awards
BEST of SHOW GOLD: $1000
CERTIFICATE of RECOGNITION: $1000 ($100 to each of ten winners.)

Bonus Offer
Artists accepted into Wide Open 8 can also send one additional work that will be exhibited in our Affordable Art area. All works must be smaller than 16” x 20” (including frame, if framed) and must be priced for sale at $500 or under.

ELIGIBILITY: 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 when part of an installation.

SUBMISSIONS AND FEES: Only original works may be submitted.
Early Bird Submissions (through midnight, February 19, 2017): $45 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.
Submissions between February 20th and midnight March 5, 2017: $65 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.

Submissions are on-line only; see full prospectus: http://bwac.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/WO8-Prospectus-11-24-16.pdf

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to [email protected]

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