Inwood Art Works is pleased to invite emerging and established Inwood and Washington Heights artists to submit artwork for our upcoming exhibition and auction: Bridging the Invisible Divide, a local artist exhibition and fundraising auction for Inwood Art Works that bridges “The Broadway Divide,” presenting Northern Manhattan as a unified neighborhood.
There is an invisible divide that seemingly separates the social, political, racial, and religious worlds in Northern Manhattan. However, this “wall” is something that is created by and only useful to those who wish to divide people – neighbors, who in all actuality, are not so different. Among these people, there are incredibly gifted and amazing artists that inhabit and represent all worlds both sides of the divide. Therefore, the focus of this exhibition is to celebrate and showcase local Inwood and Washington Heights visual artists in one communal exhibition; united through art. Plus Visual Artist Panels, Live Entertainment, and Cinema Series.
This will be a group exhibition comprised of works of two-dimensional art open to current or former Inwood and Washington Heights visual artists. Painting, drawing, works on paper, collage, printmaking, photography, mixed media, illustration that fits on an 8 x 10” canvas or hard board (size must be inclusive of image area, margin, and borders). There is no fee to enter. For more guidelines and entry form click here.
In a neighborhood bereft of art galleries, Inwood Art Works Gallery is a pop-up in a raw space that expands public access to professional visual arts in Northern Manhattan, and presents as diverse an array of art as the community it serves. Bridging the Invisible Divide is curated by Inwood Art Works, Aaron Simms, Founding Executive Producer.
In addition to, and during, the exhibition, Inwood Art Works will also be presenting visual artist panels, live entertainment, artist brunches, and a cinema series at the gallery space. An announcement of the full programming calendar is forthcoming at www.inwoodartworks.nyc.
LOCATION AND ADMISSION
Inwood Art Works Gallery is located at 4857 Broadway (“The Stack”), New York, NY 10034.
Admission to Bridging the Invisible Divide exhibition is FREE for all.
Forthcoming special live entertainment events and cinema series programming may require admission charge.
All artists must submit work according to the guidelines to be included in the exhibition and auction, which will take place at the Inwood Art Works Gallery, 4857 Broadway from November 2-19, 2017.
Artists may submit one (1) original work which will be donated for auction. To be included in the exhibit, work must fall within the theme, meet required size, and submit a completed entry form on or before October 14, 2017. Entry forms may be downloaded here.
A complimentary 8 x 10” Masonite panel is available for pick-up from Inwood Art Works. Artists may also use their own canvas/materials. Entries must be made either on Masonite-backed canvas, your own canvas, stiff board, or paper mounted on board. Loose works on paper cannot be included. All works must be unframed, and will be installed with hook or removable, non-staining adhesive attached directly to back.
Artworks from artists age 18 and over will be offered for auction beginning at $50. Artworks from artists age 17 and under will be offered for auction beginning at $25. Art may be viewed and bid on throughout the exhibition period only at the gallery and will culminate with a finale “live” auction on November 19 at 4pm.
The artist chooses to donate 50% or 100% of the purchase price to Inwood Art Works, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit arts organization. All proceeds directly support Inwood Art Works programming. Inwood Art Works mission is to create and curate professional performing and visual arts in Inwood and its surrounding community. Through its Film Works (Inwood Film Festival, Film Works Alfresco), Art Works (Inwood Art Works Gallery), and Stage Works (Back Porch Show) programs, Inwood Art Works encourages positive social engagement, goodwill, and unity through live theater, music, dance, film, new media, and visual arts within accessible proximity at affordable prices or free of charge.
To submit send to email@example.com the following:
- Please send Entry Form in .pdf format.
- Please send image of submitted labeled as such: Last name, First Name, Title of Work. Please submit image file as .jpg file no larger than 72 dpi. Images should be at least 600 pixels but not greater than 1200 pixels in any direction.
Inwood Art Works creates and curates professional performing and visual arts in the Inwood community. Through its Film Works (Inwood Film Festival, Film Works Alfresco), Art Works (Gallery), and Stage Works (Back Porch Show) programs it encourages positive social engagement, goodwill, and unity through live theater, music, dance, film, new media, and visual arts within accessible proximity at affordable prices or free of charge.
Aaron Simms is a New Yorker from Cincinnati. Among his recent credits, he produced the New York Times Critic’s Pick Soot and Spit by Charles Mee at the New Ohio Theatre. He has company managed the acclaimed Off Broadway runs of Small Mouth Sounds, and Wrestling Jerusalem. He has worked at Maximum Entertainment Productions, Snug Harbor Productions, Richards/Climan, Inc., Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Realm, DR Theatrical Management, and ICM Partners. He is the Chair of Northern Manhattan Arts and Culture, and the Founding Executive Producer of Inwood Art Works. In addition, he is a union member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and I.A.T.S.E. He holds a B.A. in Theater from Butler University, and an M.F.A. in Theater Management& Producing from Columbia University.
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