A CALL TO BROOKLYN ARTISTS “GOWANUS BASIN: A SENSE OF PLACE”. DEC.5-22, 2008
A CALL TO BROOKLYN ARTISTS
“GOWANUS BASIN: A SENSE OF PLACE”. DEC.5-22, 2008
The Gowanus Canal Conservancy (GCC) invites visual artists to
participate in a benefit art exhibition and sale, “Gowanus Basin: A
Sense of Place”, on December 5-22, 2008. This event has come about
very quickly, due to the imminent availability of a new retail space
in Gowanus, on Bond Street between Union and Sackett.
The primary objectives of this exhibition are to raise funds for GCC,
to bring focus on Gowanus as the center of northwest Brooklyn
neighborhoods, to generate public interest in the preservation of the
Gowanus landscape, and to foster opportunities for local artists.
Very prompt action is requested by interested local artists — the
Opening Reception will be on Friday, December 5, 6-8:30 pm. Regular
gallery hours over the following 3 weeks are Thursdays 3-8 pm, Fridays
3-6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 11 am – 7 pm. There will be a Final Day
Sale on Monday, December 22, 11 am – 7 pm.
Submitted artwork should be representational views of streetscapes,
landscapes, or interiors, and specifically of locales in the Gowanus
Basin area of Brooklyn [the neighborhoods of Gowanus, Park Slope,
Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill]. Artwork must be 2-
dimensional media: painting, photography, original prints, etc. and
must be framed or canvas edges painted or taped.
For more information please visit www.gowanuscanalconservancy.org, or call Lauren Collins
at the Conservancy office, 718-858-0557.