2015 Call for Artists – Site-specific Installation in Bay Ridge

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About SAW

SAW provides a nontraditional outlet for emerging and mid-career Brooklyn artists to create site-specific installations in storefront settings. Exploring a symbiotic relationship between art, community, and commerce, SAW raises awareness for the arts in the underserved neighborhood of Bay Ridge, while exposing audiences to contemporary art and celebrating local business. SAW commissions new work that is original and integrative, deriving from the storefront spaces both aesthetically and conceptually.

Call for Artists

SAW is looking for artists to participate in the 6th Annual Bay Ridge Storefront Art Walk, which will take place from May 16th-June 28th, 2015. Selected artists will create site-specific installations in storefronts along the 5th Avenue BID corridor. Artists will be required to coordinate the installation of their work in participating storefronts along the 5th Avenue BID corridor. For a list of qualified businesses, please visit: http://bayridgebid.com/bid/businesses/.

Participating artists will be selected by a panel of curators, arts administrators, and artists. The 15 selected artists will each receive a stipend (amount to be determined based on available funds) to create new work that will be installed for the duration of SAW. Public programs and an opening reception will be scheduled through the run of the event.

Please note that all transportation/installation costs will be the artists’ responsibility, and must be covered by the stipend. Artists are not required to have selected a site prior to applying, but it is encouraged that they be familiar with venues along 5th Avenue.

Artists of all media are encouraged to apply.

Application Materials

    • paragraph artist statement
    • paragraph on potential installation/project
    • CV
    • 10 jpgs 1MB or less each

*Please note, only artists living or working in Brooklyn will be considered.


For more information on SAW and how to apply, please attend an optional application workshop on Monday, January 12th 7-8pm or Monday, January 19 7-8pm at The Owl’s Head, 479 74th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209.

Please send application materials no later than 5pm on Monday, January 26th, 2015 to: [email protected].

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