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Open Call for Dog Lovers!

Williamsburg Art & Historical Center

Aug 2012

Original Post

Posted on:
September 26, 2015


Deadline: FRI. OCTOBER 16, 2015



2 -D Small Works in Small Gallery

With Special Guest Artists:

William Wegman: Internationally known photographer for his WEIMARANERS

Eric Ginsburg: Internationally known for his portrait of “Dog”

Curated by Yuko Nii



Show Dates: SAT. NOVEMBER 7 - SUN. DECEMBER 6, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 7th, 4-6pm


“Man’s best friend” has always been the phrase that captures the outpouring of care and affection that we feel and display towards our furry little comrade, the dog. If you have a special affinity for “man’s best friend,” and you’re an artist, wouldn’t you jump at the chance to exhibit your work? When you hear who else is showing their “Dog” works besides your own “dog” work, it will get your tail wagging!


2-D works: in our small gallery we will exhibit selected works from  this “Open Call” including painting, drawing, watercolor, print, and photography along with the works by our “Special Guest Artists” namely, the internationally known photographer, William Wegman and the internatinally known painter Eric Ginsburg.



3-D works: in our main galley we will present another unique show “The Dog’s Notes,” by a Taiwanese sculptor, Poren Huang. His work has been exhibited throughout Asia: Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, etc., The work displays a deep affinity with our furry friends. Huang’s large sculptural dog forms bring an imaginative and illustrative vision of animated dogs that seem to have jumped right off the page of a graphic novel or anime series, into 3-dimmensional reality.



The staff at the WAH Center would like to see these sculpture accompanied by other salutes to “man’s best friend.” The open call, then, is for complimentary artworks that take dogs as their direct subject matter and inspiration. All qualifying pieces that show that passionate bark for the dog, will be shown alongside these other outstanding artist’s works. This will be a show that focuses deeply on the best aspects attributed to our furry friends: their loyalty, beauty and exceptional ability to bring us comfort and companionship when we need it the most. All dog lovers are welcome to submit their work to the WAH Center as soon as possible to be considered for the show.




We are now accepting submissions for the “WAH BRIDGES TO MAN’S BEST FRIEND, “DOG” show.


Eligibility: Artists whose work is “Dog”

Deadline: Friday, October 16, 2015

Submission Fee: $20 for one artwork submission, $5 for each additional submission. Limit 3 submissions; can be paid by cash or check (payable to: WAH Center, 135 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211). Submissions must be sent via email to: and must include the following information:

A completed entry form (please see our website:

Image files (jpeg at least 72 dpi) of the artwork submissions, titled with the appropriate information as follows: “ArtistName_Submission#_ArtworkTitle_Medium_Dimensions_Date_Edition#”

Artwork category (please refer to painting, drawing, watercolor, print, photography)

Note of how submission fee has been/will be paid

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