MAKING HISTORY Exhibition & Benefit


  • StoreFront Ten Eyck Gallery 324 Ten Eyck St Brooklyn, NY, 11206 United States

Reception: Sunday, April 19, 4:00–7:00 p.m.

In preparation for the 2016 Bushwick Open Studios tenth anniversary we are having a three week long art show that will be raffled as our annual benefit.

The show will be curated by Krista Saunders and Dexter Wimberly and it will be held at StoreFront Ten Eyck Gallery, opening on April 19 running through until Raffle/Benefit on May 10. Tickets will become available on April 19.

My piece "Kaiser" the butterfly can be yours - A mixed media H.8"x W.10"x D.1 5/8" ready-to-hang piece.

"Kaiser" the butterfly - 2015 - mixed media - H.8"x W.10"x D.1 5/8" - ready-to-hang

"Kaiser" the butterfly - 2015 - mixed media - H.8"x W.10"x D.1 5/8" - ready-to-hang

In an effort to further the mission of Arts in Bushwick and support our year round community programming, the show will be an open call to all artists that have or had studios in Bushwick in the past 10 years and/or recently participated in any group or solo show in a Bushwick Gallery.

The profits of the 2015 raffle will be used to make a book celebrating Arts in Bushwick/Bushwick Open Studios 10th anniversary that will be published in 2016. Our intention is to feature every artist who participates in the 2015 show and give them each a page with an image of their work that was in the show and the artists’ information.

The book will also include the history of Arts in Bushwick/Bushwick Open Studios and writing by a selected art critic who has been supportive of this community.

Every artist whose work sells in the raffle will receive a copy of the book free of charge. Others will have the opportunity to purchase the book for an as yet to be determined price that will be based on printing/publishing costs. See the submission guidelines page for more details.

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BIOS

Krista Saunders Scenna is an independent curator based in Brooklyn, NY. She has worked for the ICA in Philadelphia, the Queens Museum, the Whitney Museum of Art and New Museum in various capacities. Scenna was a 2010-11 Lori Ledis Curatorial Fellow. In addition to exhibitions at BRIC, NURTUREart and Lesley Heller Workspace, her curatorial portfolio also includes site-specific exhibitions in alternative forums such The Old Stone House, Vax Moto motorcycle garage, the DUMBO Arts Festival and SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2015.  Scenna also advises emerging artists as the co-founder and director of Ground Floor Gallery in Park Slope, Brooklyn – a young gallery that connects underrepresented, local artists with new art buyers.

Dexter Wimberly is an independent curator born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. A passionate collector and supporter of the arts, he has exhibited the work of hundreds of artists in the U.S. and abroad. Wimberly maintains a critical dialogue with emerging artists throughout the world by way of his exhibitions, public programs, and lectures at galleries and public arts institutions. He has organized exhibitions and programs for Mixed Greens Gallery; Driscoll Babcock Galleries; 101 Exhibit; Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art; bitforms gallery; Koki Arts, Tokyo; the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA); and The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; among others. Wimberly is the Director of Strategic Planning at Independent Curators International in New York.