THEME: "Wide open spaces... arms wide open... eyes wide open...


Call for Submissions: Deadline January 11 (or Late entry deadline:January 25)

Anne Strauss - Associate Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Nicolas Baume - Director & Chief Curator, Public Art Fund, NYC
Mark Hughes - Director, Galleria Lelong, Chelsea, NYC
Bill Murphy - Associate Professor & Gallery Director, Printmaker & Painter, Wagner College, NYC

Cash prizes totaling $1,750 including $1,000 Best of Show

Just feel all the possibilities of knowledge and freedom and love. But as with all things, there is the inevitable opposite. Wide open to attack... wide open to a lawsuit... wide open to corruption.. . wide open to failure...What kind of phantasy phrase is this? What does it really indicate? This juried show looks to explore this idea of "wide open", in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche."

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, except for film/video. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution. Note: Crafts, kit work or reproductions after original works in other media (such as giclees), unless used as part of a mixed media work, will not be considered.

Oversize Work, Assemblages and Installations are welcome at the discretion of BWAC, but must meet all other specifications and be delivered, installed and removed by the artist (or their agent).


Only original works may be submitted. They must be in a .jpg file format. No slides, photographs or DVDs. CD's will be accepted when application is submitted by mail.

Early Bird Submissions (through January 11): $45.00 for up to three (3) images, plus $8.00 for each additional image.

Submissions between January 12 and January 25: $65 for up to three (3) images, $10.00 for each additional image. All entry fees are non-refundable.

For more information go to: https://www.%20wideopenartshow.%20org/home