Call For Artists

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 a 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 five hours within the four-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, with 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: October 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, or Teen & Adult 14+.
  • Workshop topics are open to all media; however, the venue is not equipped with computers or tech equipment.
  • Workshops must be approximately two hours in length; available times are Saturdays from 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm.
  • Selected teaching artists will receive $125 for 2.5 hours (two-hour class, 30 minutes of prep).
  • BRAC will supply all materials and supplies, as needed from our supply room.
  • Access to the space is up one flight of stairs, with no elevator.
  • 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.