Deadline: March 15, 2016 – WIDE OPEN 7 – Call for Entries

Open Call for Submissions from artists all over the USA for a juried exhibit, Wide Open 7, to be exhibited in the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) gallery  – an 8,000 sf Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront.  The enormous space of the gallery affords us the opportunity to exhibit really huge work, and we welcome it.

The broad theme of “Wide Open 7” 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.

Early Bird Discounted Deadline:  March 1, 2016
Final Submission Deadline: March 15, 2016
Gallery Exhibition Dates: May 7 – June 12, 2016 weekends 1-6 PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 12, 2016 from 1-6 PM

Beth Saunders, Curatorial Assistant at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, holds a BFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MPhil from the CUNY Graduate Center, where she is currently a PhD candidate in Art History. Before joining the Met as curatorial assistant, she was a Jane and Morgan Whitney Art History Fellow. Saunders has published book and exhibition reviews in Photography and Culture and Exposure. Her essay “The Bertoloni Album: Rethinking Photography’s National Identity,” an account of photography’s transnational origins told through the lens of the Met’s Album di disegni fotogenici appeared in the edited volume Photography and Its Origins (2015).

$3000 in CASH AWARDS:
BEST of SHOW GOLD: $1000
CERTIFICATE of RECOGNITION:  $1000   $100 each for 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. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution.

SUBMISSIONS AND FEES: Only original works may be submitted.  The Early Bird discounted fee is $45 if received by midnight, March 1, 2016.  Between March 2 and March 15, fee is $65. The fee is for up to three (3) images, plus $5 for each additional image. All entries must be registered/received by midnight, March 15, 2016.   All entry fees are non-refundable.

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