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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Jurried Art Show NYC March 13-28, 2010

BWAC Juried Art Show

Call to Artists for Submissions
Deadline for submissions: January 11, 2010 (or Late entry deadline: January 25, 2010)
Gallery show dates: March 13th-28th, 2010 Weekends 1-6 PM

Opening Reception: Saturday March 13th, 2010 1-6 PM

Anne Strauss - Associate Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Nicholas Baume - Director & Chief Curator, Public Art Fund, NYC
Mark Hughes - Director, Galleria Lelong, Chelsea, NYC
Bill Murphy - Associate Professor & Gallery Director, Printmaker & Painter, Wagner College, NYC

Best of Show: $1,000. The artist whose work is juried as ‘BEST of SHOW’ will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a complimentary one-year BWAC membership.

PEOPLES’ CHOICE: $500. The artist whose work is voted ‘Best’ by attendees at the Show opening will receive a $500 cash prize and a complimentary one-year BWAC membership.

CURATORS’ CHOICE: $250. The artist whose work the Show Curators, (Anna Annus Hagen, Joseph Anastasi, Fritz (Steven) Weiss and Bill Murphy) choose for excellence will receive a $250 cash prize and a complimentary one-year BWAC membership.

CERTIFICATES Certificates will be awarded in the following categories: Best Oil Painting, Best Acrylic Painting, Best Watercolor Painting, Best Photograph in Traditional, Best Photograph in Digital formats, Best Mixed Media, Best Assemblage or Installation, Best in Classical Pastel/Drawing/Print/Graphic media, Best in Computer-aided Drawing/Print/Graphic media and Best Sculpture.
Show Details

THEME: "Wide open spaces… arms wide open… eyes wide open… Just feel all the possibilities of knowledge and freedom and love. But as with all things, there is the inevitable opposite. Wide open to attack… wide open to a lawsuit… wide open to corruption… wide open to failure…What kind of phantasy phrase is this? What does it really indicate? This juried show looks to explore this idea of “wide open”, in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche."

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, except for film/video. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution. Note: Crafts, kit work or reproductions after original works in other media (such as giclees), unless used as part of a mixed media work, will not be considered.

Oversize Work, Assemblages and Installations are welcome at the discretion of BWAC, but must meet all other specifications and be delivered, installed and removed by the artist (or their agent).

JUDGING: Final judging will be on site. Jurors may reject entries that differ significantly from their digital images. Decision of the judges is final.

Only original works may be submitted. They must be in a .jpg file format. No slides, photographs or DVDs. CD’s will be accepted when application is submitted by mail.
Early Bird Submissions (through January 11): $45.00 for up to three (3) images, plus $8.00 for each additional image.
Submissions between January 12 and January 25: $65 for up to three (3) images, $10.00 for each additional image.
All entry fees are non-refundable

BWAC prefers an Online Entry, mailed CD entries are charged an extra $10 uploading fee. All entry fees are non-refundable.
Cost of Entry is $45.00 for up to three (3) images ($55.00 if mailed) plus $25.00 for up to three (3) additional images. All entries must be registered/received by midnight, January 11, 2010. Late entries will be accepted between January 12 and midnight January 25, 2010, at an additional flat fee of $20.00.

Click here for directions for online submission: