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Call for Artists - BLACK & WHITE 2017 - National Juried Art Show NYC

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

Aug 2007

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March 21, 2017

We are excited to announce our 3rd BLACK & WHITE National Juried art show, opening July 29, 2017.  We are privileged to have one of NY’s art elite as our juror, Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  With her guidance, we look forward to another spectacular show.

We bathe in the beauty of color and spin thousands of words describing the experience that the cone cells transmit to our brain.  In reality, they are not nearly as numerous as our rods, the cells that register light and dark, the black and white of our experience.  Our rods are less articulated in language; fewer words are generated to describe that experience.  Black and white is primal, the underneath, the foundation, of the opulence of color; black and white is where we register motion and, when the cones do not have sufficient light, our rods optimize our survival in the night woods.  Black and White intends to explore this underground of survival and few words.  All submissions are welcome in this exploration.

Ours is a truly unique gallery – a massive Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. Its enormous space affords us the opportunity to exhibit large work, and we welcome it. We will be using 8,000 square feet for this show, and look forward to exhibiting artist’s work from all around the country, work in all sizes, subjects, and media.

Call to Artists for Submissions

Submission Deadline: Early Bird May 10 or Final Application Deadline May 31, 2017.

Gallery Exhibition Dates: July 29 – August 20, 2017 weekends 1-6P.M.

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 1-6P.M.

About The Juror:  Alison Hokanson is an Assistant Curator for Nineteenth-Century European Painting at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She holds a BA from Brown University and an MA and PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she studied Minimalism before writing her dissertation on Belgian Realism and Symbolism. Her recent projects include exhibitions on the whaling scenes of Joseph Mallord, William Turner and on The Met’s collection of Pre-Raphaelite art and design. She publishes and lectures on topics ranging from Impressionist painting to Symbolist drawing, and was previously a juror for the National Arts Club’s Artist Members Exhibition. 

$3000 in Cash Awards

BEST of SHOW GOLD: $1000




CERTIFICATE of RECOGNITION: $1000 ($100 each for ten winners.)

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, including film/video when part of an installation. 

SUBMISSIONS AND FEES:  Early Bird Submissions (through midnight, May 10, 2017):  $45 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.  Submissions between May 11th and midnight May 31, 2017:  $65 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.  All entries must be registered/received by midnight, May 31, 2017.   All entry fees are non-refundable.

Submissions are online only.  See full prospectus here:

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions prior to receiving your Notification Letter to

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