Over it’s 47- year history, exhibitions at Bowery Gallery have been reviewed in The New York Times, the New York Sun, The New Republic, Art in America and many other publications. This year’s Juried Show exhibit is August 2-20 . The opening reception will be 5-8 PM on Thursday, August 4 .
The deadline for artist submissions has been extended to midnight April 24, 2016!!
The Bowery Gallery is honored to have Martica Sawin as the juror for this years competition. 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, Richard Pousette-Dart, and Yves Tanguy. From 1988 to 1994 she was Reviews Editor of The Art Journal. From 1967 to 1995 she chaired the Art History Department at Parsons School of Design and was the founding director of Parsons in Paris.
Martica Sawin is a delight to talk to. She has a great curiosity about art and sees as many shows as she can. “With art,” she said, “there is always something to learn!”. Of the current art scene, she says there are many things going on and it’s as if these many strands weave together into a fabric, which is the art of our time.
Artist Catherine Gibbs with her work in 2014 juried show
During our conversation Ms Sawin talked about how she approaches a work of art. She said that she wants to take each artist on their own merit. She tries to understand what they are trying to do and if they are successful, meaning how well the intention comes through. Above all, she is interested in what an individual artist is trying to say. The juried show at the Bowery Gallery will reflect Sawin’s wide range of interest in contemporary art.
Artist and friends gather at Opening reception –
The deadline has been extended to April 24, 2016!!
Click on the link for more details and to apply.
Entrythingy interview in the gallery with Diane Drescher about the Bowery gallery jured shows.
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Diane Drescher ——–