Art Events Calendar

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Upcoming Art Events | Ongoing Events / Calls for Entry

Upcoming Arts Gowanus Events:


Upcoming Art Events:

Marked Urgent: An Exhibition in Defense of Free Press. Ground Floor Gallery is holding an art sale for the Committee to Protect Journalists. Each original artwork will be priced at $75, $25 from each sale will support the Committee to Protect Journalists. Ground Floor Gallery,  343 5th Street Brooklyn. Runs February 24-26. Opening Reception Friday February 24, 6-8.30pm

Echo Spectrum:  This group show curated by Mel Prest and Kirk Stoller focuses on nine artists who share  common visual dialect; exploring fragile geometric structures that simultaneously seem to build up and fall apart. Trestle Gallery, 850 Third Ave, suite 411 Brooklyn. Runs February 24-March 28. Opening Reception Friday February 24, 7-9pm 

Gowanus Darkroom Anniversary Party: This Saturday Gowanus Darkroom will be celebrating in the spirit of analog photography, showing of new works and the community being built in their darkroom. Gowanus Darkroom 170 7th St, suite 212, Brooklyn. Saturday February 25, 8-10pm

Cut and Paste: Contemporary Collage. Exhibition juried by Jared Ash. Site: Brooklyn 165 7th Street, Brooklyn. Runs Feb26-March 19. Opening Reception Wednesday March 01, 6-9pm



Wish Me Good Luck A solo exhibition of work by Monica Palma that spans different genres and media, employing drawing, textile design, painting, sculpture and performance to negotiate the breach between her Mexican heritage and her experience living in the US.  Ortega Y Gasset Projects 363 3rd Ave Brooklyn. Closing Reception Sunday December 4,  4-6pm

Affordable Art Show .  An amazing diverse group of Brooklyn artists have come together to offer the Community art at affordable prices under $200.00.  Cocoa Bar’s Art Space 228 7th Ave, Brooklyn.
Opening and Artist Talk  Thursday December 8, 7-9.30pm

Who Goes There by Rita LeDuc Ortega Y Gasset Projects 363 3rd Ave Brooklyn. Runs October 1-30. Opening Reception Saturday, December 10, 6-9pm.

Artist Talk: Matthew Deleget.  Co-founder of Dumbo’s MINUS SPACE (, specializing in contemporary reductive abstract art, and represents pioneering emerging and established artists will be speaking at Trestle Gallery 168 7th St, Brooklyn. RSVP, $5 suggested donation.Tuesday December 13, 6.30-7.30pm

Trestle Gallery and Trestle Projects Residency Exhibitions curated by  Jess Firestone, the work of residents from the 2016 year will be on show at both of Trestle’s Locations. Trestle Gallery (168 7th Street) & Trestle Projects (400 3rd Ave). Runs December 16-January 6. Opening Reception Friday December 16, 7-9pm.

Ongoing Events / Calls for Entry:

CALL FOR ENTRY:  440 Gallery  is seeking submissions from artists for a juried exhibition this summer, exploring the notion of “home”. From Gallery 440 ‘The idea of “home” is charged with emotion: an overused advertising meme, a political knot of identity, security and displacement. Personal as a womb and all-encompassing as Mother Earth. Show us what (home) is to you.’  Submission Deadline May 25

La Luna: a new series of pastel drawings by Jo-Ann Acey combines the beauty of nature with her sense of fantasy.  440 Gallery, 440 sixth Ave, Brooklyn. Runs February 11-30

The History of The World: A collection of Tom Judd’s recent paintings, that explore the mythic patterns of post-war American society. More specifically it probes our uneasy relationships with nature and culture, and the memory of modernism. Site: Brooklyn 165 7th Street, Brooklyn. Runs November 18-December 17.

Plus One 22 artists were invited to participate and extend their invite, as a “plus one”, to another artist whose work is in a creative dialogue with their own. Formal and conceptual relationships reveal themselves within this exhibition that celebrates unexpected connection. Trestle Contemporary Art Gallery ,850 3rd Ave, Suite 411.  Runs till January  6th, viewings by appointment.

Trestle Gallery Art Benefit Exhibition The work of over 80 artists will be on show at Trestle Gallery, in the lead up to their annual Art Benefit Events. Trestle Gallery 168 7th Street. Runs November 11-December 8. Tickets to Art Benefit 2016 are available here

Emotional Rescue Mary Kathryn Medlock’s debut solo show, collection of the artist’s angels, demons, loves, fears, highs and lows recorded over a time period of two years, using multiple mediums.  The Gallery at Gowanus Print Lab 54 Second Ave, Brooklyn. Runs November 10-December 8th

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