BWAC Call for Entry


  • | Start Date: 2/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 5/9/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $45.00 USD per 5
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: BWAC

"In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is—as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. In order to use color effectively it is necessary to recognize that color deceives continually. Color is “passive,” “deceptive,” and “unstable,” color behaves, color  ismagic."   - Joseph Albers, Interaction ofColor

This is an open Call for Submissions from artists all over the USA for an exhibit in our gallery – 8000 square feet of a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. With its trendy restaurants, bars, boutiques and billion-dollar view of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor, it’s an exciting place to visit and EXHIBIT. The enormous space of the gallery affords us the opportunity to exhibit largework, and we welcome it.

We are fortunate to be joined by a prestigious juror – Marcela Guerrero, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art.With her experience, expect an exceptionally exciting exhibition!

BWAC Show Curators: Katrina D. Jeffries and Alicia Degener

$3000 in Cash Awards - Selections made by our juror, Marcela Guerrero.

Early Bird Discounted Deadline: May 9, 2018
Final Submission Deadline: May 30, 2018
Gallery Exhibition Dates: July 28 – August 19, 2018 weekends 1-6PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 1-6PM

See PROSPECTUS for full details and submission Sign Up Now! link.

BWAC Call for Entry

Material Matters: Breaking with Tradition

  • | Start Date: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 6/14/2018 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 5
  • | Additional Entries: $5.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: BWAC

As an expression of culture, art is often unconventional and rebellious; experimental and insightful. Yet, art by necessity relies upon familiar traditions to achieve its unconventional ends. This is why the better we know our traditions, the more cleverly we can break them.

The annual exhibition, Material Matters, asks artists who work in a variety of traditional materials -- clay, glass, wood, metal or fiber/textile -- to consider the traditions underpinning their work and the rules and conventions they break in method or material. Artists are invited to submit original works that change traditional "ways of seeing" by demonstrating a break with the past or suggesting a new way forward, whether toward logical or illogical conclusions.


Melissa Stern is an artist and journalist. Her drawing and sculpture have been exhibited in museums, galleries, private and corporate collections throughout the world.  Stern uses a wide range of materials including encaustic, clay, pastel, and steel. Her sculptural work includes found objects, souvenirs, vintage magazines and books as well as fabricated images and sculpture. Her art reviews and cultural commentary have been featured in Hyperallergic, a Brooklyn-based digital arts publication, and she serves as Art Editor for Posit, a journal of literature and art.


$450 in cash awards, including $250 GOLD prize.