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:


July 31-August 18, 2018
Reception 5-8pm, Thursday August 2
Karen Wilkin, Juror
Karen Wilkin is a New York-based independent curator and art critic. She has organized numerous exhibitions internationally and is the author of monographs on Stuart Davis, Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler, and Hans Hofmann. Wilkin teaches in the Master of Fine Arts program of the New York Studio School. She is the Contributing Editor for Art for the Hudson Review and a regular contributor to The New Criterion, and the Wall Street Journal. She also authored the book Georges Braque for the Modern Masters Series.

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. Bowery Gallery accepts applications from outside the U.S.

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 23, 2018. The gallery will make every effort to notify applicants of acceptance by June 1.

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