Deadline: March 5, 2017 – WIDE OPEN 8 – Call for Entries

Open Call for Submissions from artists all over the USA for a juried exhibit, Wide Open 8, to be exhibited in the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) gallery  – an 8,000 square-foot 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.  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.

Early Bird Discounted Deadline:  February 19, 2017
Final Submission Deadline: March 5, 2017
Gallery Exhibition Dates: May 13 – June 18, 2017 weekends 1-6 PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 1-6 PM

Cara Manes is Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, where she works extensively on the ongoing displays in the collection galleries, as well as temporary exhibitions and special installations. Most recently she organized Projects 104: Nástio Mosquito (2016) and the collection exhibition Take an Object (2015). Alongside museum colleagues, she has contributed to numerous other exhibitions, including From the Collection: The 1960s (2016),Ellsworth Kelly: The Chatham Series (2013), Artist’s Choice: Trisha Donnelly (2012), and Cy Twombly: Sculpture (2011). Manes’ writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including Hans Arp and the United States (Stiftung Arp, 2016) and Films and Videos by Robert Morris (Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, 2011). She holds degrees from Wellesley College and The City University of New York.

$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 (limited edition prints are OK).  Works may be submitted in one or multiple media.  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 20, 2017 and midnight March 5, 2017:  $65 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.  All entries must be registered/received by midnight, March 5, 2017.   All entry fees are non-refundable.

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