BWAC returns for the annual Fall Art Show in Red Hook

Sandra Giunta, “Coral Memories-11”; Volume. Photos courtesy of BWAC

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) has returned with its annual art show for the season at its historic gallery space at 481 Van Brunt St. in Red Hook.

The exhibition will open with an opening reception on Saturday 30 April. It runs until Sunday, June 5 from 1pm to 6pm

BWAC is an artist-run gallery with around 150 members.

The gallery will be closed for four months over the winter and the artists are ready to reopen this weekend.

BWAC Co-President Alicia Degener is excited about the return of the annual event.

“We started spring cleaning this past March and April and hung all the shows,” she said. “BWAC has a strong sense of pride and community like an extended family. Everyone is very proud of our beautiful huge space and all the new artwork that has been created over the winter break. We are all super happy to be back together in the gallery and can’t wait to reopen this weekend.”

Nora Aresti, “Ashokan Reservoir, Wo
NYC gets its drinking water”, acrylic on canvas.

BWAC spring exhibitions include drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations and more.

This year’s exhibitions include The Elements, Sky Earth Sea, Art and Artists for Ukraine, and The Brooklyn Watercolor Society.

The Elements gathers contemporary working artists for a re-evaluation of our relationship to the world. It is an examination of the essence of existence as manifested in its ancient essentials: water, earth, fire, wind and sky.

The jury is Scout Hutchinson, Associate Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Sky Earth Sea is an accompanying exhibition showcasing the work of BWAC members. As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, artists are expressing their feelings about where we are now in relation to our surroundings.

With Art and Artists for Ukraine, BWAC partners with Gap Inc. to raise funds for Ukrainian refugees with a special exhibition. Proceeds from the sale of the exhibition will go to the United Nations-established UNHCR fund to support refugee families in the USA. Also, Gap Inc. will adjust sales.

Peter Lopez, “Album 6”; Oil on canvas.

The Brooklyn Watercolor Society is a special exhibit featuring a variety of watercolor techniques presented by the Brooklyn Watercolor Society.

Housed in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront, BWAC is an artist-led organization founded in 1978 by 16 artists.

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