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Our Summer Art Shows: July 26 - August 17th (weekends 2-6pm)

Summer Group Art Show

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The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) gallery, a repurposed Civil-war era warehouse on the historic piers of Red Hook, is chockablock with over 800 works of art for BWAC's summer art show, Out of Order.

200+ local artists will be showing work that addresses turmoil at any scale, geopolitical and personal crises alike. The show will contain works critical and comical, traditional and digital, flat and 3D. There is a special juried section World Out of Order, where Problems such as homelessness, poverty and hunger are addressed and 25% of the sales will be donated to charities.

The opening day reception will be an all-day Meet-and-Greet with the artists; there'll be some special libations from Cocktails with Chocolate, and live music by jazz vibraphonist /marimbist, Stefan Bauer and Voyage.

Special events are planned for each day of the show, including Saturday film programs and the weekly Sunday series of concerts, UnPlugged in Red Hook. And, on August 9, a very special special event, screenings of Sweet Dreams - an inspiring award-winning documentary about female drummers and an ice cream shop in the aftermath of the Rwanda genocide. There will be drumming performances, a live podcast with the filmmakers and free ice cream from Blue Marble.

The BWAC gallery is a perfect destination for a summer weekend. It is across from the Fairway supermarket and down the block from IKEA in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, with its harbor view, trendy boutiques and restaurants galore. It is accessible by public transportation and biking is a breeze!

National Juried Art Show

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Pablo Picasso: I want to know one thing. What is color?

Come see for yourself how artists from all around the country have responded to the challenge "What is color?" - in large scale installations, works on canvas, assemblage, photography, mixed media, fabric art and sculpture. 100 pieces were selected out of the 1740 submissions received, by esteemed juror, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Assistant Curator, Lauren Hinkson.

Says Hinkson of her experience jurying the show:
The submissions for Color span a wide range of media and subject matter with some artists embracing a bold and vibrant color palette while others took the title of the exhibition as a point of departure to explore the notion of color conceptually. Many of the paintings manifest strong links to historical styles such as gestural abstraction or photorealist painting. The installations and sculptures reflect an expressive use of materials that sometimes reveal humorous or poetic underpinnings. The final exhibition highlights the high quality displayed in all of the submissions while representing the diversity of these sophisticated and intelligent works.

At the opening ceremony on Saturday, July 26th at 3PM, a $1000 award for Best in Show Gold will be selected and presented by Hinkson. Additional prizes to be awarded are the $500 Best in Show Silver, a Curator's Choice of $250, and ten $100 Certificates of Recognition. And in keeping with BWAC's 36 year commitment to diversity and participation - the opportunity for visitors to be part of the conversation and vote for "People's Choice."

The exhibit takes place 2-6PM weekends July 26-August 17th on the Ground Floor of BWAC's iconic gallery, located in a Civil War-era warehouse in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn.

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The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition is an organization seeking to empower living artists, run with dedication and passion by the artists themselves. We are a community of emerging and established painters, sculptors, photographers and musicians with energy and spirit, and we'd love to have you on board.

Exhibit and sell your work
Participating at BWAC gives you the opportunity to show your work in a large, distinctive Civil-War era space in artist-mecca Brooklyn - to an audience of more than 15,000 visitors each year. Come be a part of our more than $100,000 in annual art sales!

Learn, teach, be inspired
As an Exhibiting Artist, you can attend free workshops and seminars on topics as varied as the latest digital photo editing tools, how to effectively sell your own work, and framing/hanging your art, or you can organize your own workshop to share what you know with other exhibitors.

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You will also receive your own mini-webpage affiliated with BWAC (such as Artists are profiled regularly on our website, and being part of our exhibitions means potential mentions in show reviews. Your mini-website can link to your main site and/or dealers' sites, have your resume as well as up to 50 images.

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