Deadline: March 22, 2016 – RECYCLE – Call for Entries

Open Call for Submissions from artists in the USA for ‘Recycle’, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)’s national juried show of art crafted from cast-off, discarded, and re-purposed materials, will be a celebration of ingenuity and imagination.   We are seeking to exhibit sophisticated two- and three-dimensional art created in the re-use genre.  To help us in this quest, we are greatly honored to have as our juror, Harriet Taub, Executive Director of Exhibits at Materials for the Arts.

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 upcycling 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 theme is open to any medium resulting in 2-Dimensional or 3-Dimensional work.

Early Bird Discounted Deadline:  March 8, 2016
Final Submission Deadline: March 22, 2016
Gallery Exhibition Dates: May 7 – June 12, 2016 weekends 1-6 PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 12, 2016 from 1-6 PM

Harriet Taub is the Executive Director of 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.  She joined MFTA in 1998 and also co-founded and helms its affiliated nonprofit, Friends of Materials for the Arts, which provides teacher training, arts and environmental education, and arts programming like artist residencies.  Taub graduated from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education.  She currently sits on the boards of the environmental organization the Reuse Alliance and the arts organization Pentacle.

$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 8, 2016.  Between March 9 and March 22, 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 22, 2016.   All entry fees are non-refundable.

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