Bowery Gallery


Juried Shows

Every year The Bowery Gallery Annual Juried Competition is open to all applicants working in two-dimensional media. Past jurors have included prominent artists such as William Bailey, Rackstraw Downes, Paul Resika and Joan Snyder, and eminent critics like Jed Perl, David Cohen, and Stephan Westfall. Bowery is pleased to present this year's juried competition:


August 2-20, 2016
Reception 5-8pm, Thursday August 4
Martica Sawin, Juror
Art historian and critic Martica Sawin has spent a half century covering contemporary art in print and in the classroom. She has written more than 100 essays on contemporary artists for exhibition catalogues and art magazines and has authored a number of monographs on artists including Wolf Kahn, Nell Blaine, and Yves Tanguy. From 1988 to 1994 she was Reviews Editor of The Art Journal. From 1967 to 1995 she served on the faculty of the Art History department at Parsons School of Design.

ELIGIBILITY  Eligible two-dimensional media include painting, drawing, printmaking and mixed media, not to exceed 36" in height or width, including frame. Sculpture, photography and digital art not eligible. Work must be suitably framed. Glazing on all shipped work must be Plexiglass.

SALES  All work will be for sale unless artist states otherwise. All proceeds will go to the artist.

FEES  A $35.00 entry fee allows each artist to submit 1-3 images. A $6.00 fee is required for each additional image. A maximum of 6 images may be submitted. Entry fees must be paid to Bowery Gallery through the entry form's Paypal link, which accepts credit cards. Fees are nonrefundable. While there are no handling fees, artists are responsible for all shipping costs.

SUBMISSION  Images must be JPGs with minimum width/height of 500px, maximum size 3MB. Please do not use spaces or special characters such as !”/)(:#;&$ in image file names. Embedded color profile recommended for most accurate color. Be sure to upload all images before paying. Bowery Gallery reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work.

DEADLINE  Submissions must be received by midnight, April 24, 2016. The gallery will make every effort to notify applicants of acceptance by June 1.

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