Wide Open 9 – National Juried Art Show

BWAC Gallery

Entry Deadline: Feb. 16

481 Van Brunt St., Door 7
Brooklyn, NY 11231


We are excited to announce our ninth annual national juried art show, Wide Open 9, opening May 12, 2018. Our prestigious juror is Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. With her guidance and selections, we look forward to another spectacular show. With her guidance and selections, we look forward to another spectacular show.

The broad theme of Wide Open 9 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. BWAC’s curators 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 January 19th or Final Application Deadline February 16, 2018.
Gallery Exhibition Dates: May 12 – June 17, 2018 weekends 1-6 P.M.
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 1-6 P.M.

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

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, January 19, 2018): $45 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.
Submissions between January 20th and midnight February 16, 2018: $65 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.
All entries must be registered/received by midnight, February 16, 2018. All entry fees are non-refundable.

Submissions are on-line only; see full prospectus: http://bwac.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/WO9-Prospectus-12-29-17.pdf

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


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