Call for Artists | BRAC – Visual, Installation & Performance Artists wanted for “Work in Progress” Pop-Up Exhibition | Deadline: October 20

Artists & Friends,

The Bronx River Art Center is excited to announce our upcoming exhibition, “Work In Progress”, a Pop-Up exhibition at the newly transformed Rex Hall, and we invite you to submit your artwork as well as proposals for Saturday community workshops in the space.

As we approach the scheduled completion of our renovated building, BRAC is popping up once again at another venue in our Bronx community. Rex Hall, located on E. 187th ST near Arthur Ave, is being envisioned as a new cultural hub for Bronx residents, according to The Belmont Society of Arts & Culture. The hall boasts 4,000 square feet of space and original period detailing, with newly painted copper ceiling and dramatic lighting from classic chandeliers.

BRAC’s Pop-Up exhibition, “Work In Progress”, is a unique opportunity for artists to activate the space while engaging with other artists and the community. The exhibition will invite the public to experience the creative process, to see artwork in development and to better understand artistic practices. Our aim is to inspire local residents, particularly Bronx youth, by connecting them to artists at work. On Saturday afternoons during the run of the exhibition, we will also be hosting community art workshops in the space. All exhibiting artists are welcome to also submit proposals for one or more workshops if interested.

Exhibition Application Guidelines:

In addition to the installation of artworks, artists must be willing to schedule their time to create work
and/or perform inside the space during gallery hours, at least 5 hours within the 4 week exhibition period.
Open to all NYC visual and performing artists, 18 and over
Work cannot be installed directly on walls using nails, but may be hung from crown molding if necessary.
Access to the space is up one flight of stairs, no elevator

Send 3-5 images of works, along with CV, Bio and/or Artist Statement to cgonzalez@bronxriverart.org

Deadline for Exhibition Applications: Thursday, October 20th

Workshop Proposal Guidelines:

Workshops must take place on one or more of the following Saturdays: (Oct 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17)
Workshops must be geared toward one of the following age groups: Youth 7-10, Youth 11-13, Teen & Adult 14 + Workshop topics are open to all media, however the venue is not equipped with computers or tech equipment.
Workshops must be approx. 2 hours in length, available times are Saturdays 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm.
Selected teaching artists will receive $125 for 2.5 hours (2 hr workshop, half hour prep)
BRAC will supply all materials and supplies as needed from our supply room.
Access to the space is up one flight of stairs, no elevator
In proposal, specify target age of participants, medium, topic, Saturday availability and preferred date and
time slot, and necessary equipment/supplies in proposal.
Submit CV and brief proposal for one or more visual art workshops to cgonzalez@bronxriverart.org

Workshop Applications will be accepted until all slots are filled.

About the Bronx River Art Center:
Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is a culturally diverse, multi-arts, non-profit organization that provides a forum for community, artists, and youth to transform creativity into vision. Our Education, Exhibitions, and Presenting Programs cultivate leadership in an urban environment and stewardship of our natural resource, the Bronx River.

For more information visit www.bronxriverart.org

This project is supported in part with public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and The New York State Legislature. Related education and public programs are supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works; Con Edison, the New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, and the generosity of our patrons.

The Bronx River Art Center expresses its appreciation for the support of The City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Council members Ritchie Torres, Annabel Palma, Andy King, Rafael Salamanca Jr., and members of the Council’s Bronx Delegation.