WELCOME TO BWAC. We Are Artists Supporting Artists. Join Us.
Our Mission: Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that provides opportunities for artists and viewers to share and be transformed by the experience of art.
The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, BWAC, is a 501c3 non-profit organization, founded in 1978 by artists looking for a place to exhibit. BWAC currently is comprised of more than 100 artist-members who volunteer and run BWAC in various management, board and staff functions.
Our gallery is open from Spring though December, and visitors can see, buy and experience a wide range of member art exhibits, juried shows, performances, and workshops. Additionally, BWAC artist-members are represented on Artsy. The BWAC Gallery is housed on Van Brunt Street in a magnificent 25,000-square-foot gallery space, a brick Civil War-era warehouse, on the Red Hook waterfront.
The Red Hook waterfront vista, spanning New York Harbor from the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazzano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. Gallery visitors can enjoy nearby restaurants, bars, shopping and the waterfront promenade—a wonderful day out in Brooklyn.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: WIDEOPEN 12
BWAC is presenting our second juried show of the year, WIDEOPEN 12
As the world opens up, does your work reflect an altered reality? Are you experimenting with new materials out of necessity or curiosity? This juried show looks to explore the idea of being “wide open” to what excites and engages you now.
Open to all, members and non-members.
ARTISTS: BWAC is looking for new members. Looking for a great place to exhibit your work? Find out what BWAC can do for you. Membership Benefits
CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION in NYC, April 30 – June 5, 2022
Ancient cultures defined the natural world around them in terms of five fundamental elements. Chinese, Japanese, Hindu, Buddhist, ancient Greeks, and other cultures, envisioned all living things as being made possible through these building blocks of life. Each culture put its own stamp on the five elements: Earth, Air (Wind), Water (Sea), Fire, and Sky
Gallery Exhibition Dates: Saturday, April 30 – Sunday, June 5, 2022
open weekends 1-6 P.M.
BROOKLYN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY’S
April 30 – June 5, 2022
Join BWS members in celebrating their 50th anniversary! This spring show highlights the organization’s professional watercolorists with a wide variety of themes.
Every weekend there is a tour, talk, or demo starting at 2:00 P.M.
Gallery Exhibition Dates: Saturday, April 30 – Sunday, June 5, 2022, open weekends 1-6 P.M.
Wide Open 12
NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION in NYC, June 18 – July 17, 2022
As the world opens up, does your work reflect an altered reality?
Are you experimenting with new materials out of necessity or curiosity?
This juried show looks to explore the idea of being “wide open” to what excites and engages you now.
Gallery Exhibition Dates: Saturday, June 18 – Sunday, July 17, 2022
open weekends 1-6 P.M.
CALL FOR ENTRY. THEY/HE/SHE
This pride month, the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) presents our first exhibition dedicated to queer and trans artists from across the country. All members of the LGBTQIA+ community are invited to participate.
The fee for submissions is $35 for up to 5 artworks. The deadline for submissions is midnight on May 29. Acceptance into the show is subject to the curator and notification will be sent out on June 1.
Accepted artwork must be hand-delivered on Friday, June 10, Saturday, June 11, or Sunday, June 12, or shipped to arrive during the period of Wednesday, June 8, Thursday, June 9, or Friday,