BWAC Spring Exhibition ’22
Exhibitions: The Elements, Earth Sky Sea, Art & Artists for Ukraine
Dates: Saturday, April 30 to Sunday, June 5, 2022
Open weekends 1 to 6 pm; Opening reception Saturday, April 30, 1 to 6 pm
Where: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
BWAC Gallery, 481 Van Brunt St., Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Description: The BWAC spring exhibitions include all types of drawings, paintings, sculpture,
photography, installations … and more.
Contact: Lee Sessions, arts administrator – email@example.com
BWAC Set to Open Spring Exhibitions in Red Hook
The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists coalition (BWAC) is poised to open their spring
exhibitions on Saturday, April 30 with a reception from 1 to 6 pm. Four exhibitions are featured
in the expansive space on the Red Hook waterfront:
A national juried exhibition, The Elements gathers contemporary working artists for a
reappraisal of our relationship to the world. It is an investigation of the nitty gritty of existence as
manifest in its ancient essentials: Water, Earth, Fire, Wind and Sky. The setting is BWAC, a
gallery space at the end of Red Hook, where earth, water, and sky meet. The show juror is
Scout Hutchinson, a Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
Sky Earth Sea
A companion exhibition, Sky Earth Sea features the work of BWAC members. As we continue
to deal with a worldwide pandemic, we have all gained a new perspective on our relationship to
our environment over the past two years. BWAC artists are expressing their emotions on where
we are now, in relation to our surroundings.
Art and Artists for Ukraine
BWAC is partnering with Gap Inc. to raise funds for Ukrainian refugees with a special exhibition.
Proceeds of sales from the exhibition will go to the USA for UNHCR fund established by the
United Nations to support refugee families. Gap Inc. will match the sales, effectively doubling
your purchase donation. Art can also be purchased online at artsy.net.
The Brooklyn Watercolor Society
A special exhibition featuring a wide variety of watercolor techniques is being presented by The
Brooklyn Watercolor Society on the gallery’s second floor.
There will be an opening reception on Saturday, April 30, from 1 to 6 pm. The gallery is open
weekends from 1 to 6 pm at 481 Van Brunt St., Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231, from Saturday,
April 30 to Sunday, July 7, 2022.
The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) was founded in 1978 with the simple idea of
acquiring exhibition space for artists. Today, as then, our primary mission as an artist memberrun nonprofit organization is to offer art exhibition and performance opportunities – including
music, spoken word, puppetry and more – for artists at any stage of their career. BWAC resides
in a two-story, 25,000 sq. ft. gallery space in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook,
Brooklyn waterfront. BWAC presents art exhibitions in a welcoming, informal atmosphere so art
is accessible, artists are approachable, and buyers can affordably begin a collection or add to
an existing one. For more information on current schedules, visit bwac.org.
Image information: Bonnie Ralston, Attractors II, iron fillings, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, salt and rust on paper