Art Events Calendar

This page includes several listings: upcoming and ongoing art events & calls for submission happening around Gowanus or featuring GOS artists.

Let us know about your Gowanus art events... Send us your newsletters, press releases, tips, calls for entry, etc.





Focus On The Flat Files

Kentler International Drawing Space:  353 Van Brunt Street
Rotating selections from the Kentler Flatfiles
On View: front gallery space through 2017

353 Van Brunt Street

At The Invisible Dog Art Center:


On view 24/7 on Bergen street between Smith and Boerum Place until end of December

Still on View in The Glass House: WHEELOCK by Abraham McNally

The Invisible Dog Art Center,  51 Bergen St. 

Pioneer Works  159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook

Kenya Robinson, Doreen Garner White Man on a Pedestal  Nov 10-dec 17

FiveMyles  558 St. John's Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238 USA

Two exhibitions are ongoing:

FiveMyles presents Bête Noire, a group show curated by Mario Naves in the main gallery.  ON VIEW: 11/11 - 12/17

As a literary allusion, the French term "bête noire"--loosely translated as "bugaboo", "bane" or "pest"--hones in on a quality that is, by turns, vexing and irresistible. The paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures featured in this exhibition illuminate the conceit by embodying forms, narratives and frames of mind that pique and, perhaps, consternate the eye, haunting it in ways that refuse ready interpretations.

“There are any number of ways artists can make their work felt--to connect with the viewer, and have that engagement matter”, writes curator Mario Naves. “The artists featured in ‘Bete Noire’ do so by embracing contradiction and idiosyncrasy; they delve into thematic and stylistic notions that court the illogical, the humorous, the intensive and unexpected. As a result, the work promises a raft of complications and, with them, pleasures that are no less curious.”

Artists: Matthew Blackwell, Nancy Cohen, Elisa D’Arrgio, Laura Dodson, Nancy Grimes, Natasha Hesketh, Stephanie Hightower, David Hornung, Loren Munk, Thomas Nozkowski, Fara’h Salehi, Lee Tribe

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FiveMyles presents Resolution by Larry Weekes in the Plus/Space.  ON VIEW: 11/11 - 12/17/17

The main theme in Larry Weekes' work has been his passionate belief in the term "IWE" (I am part of WE) - the connection of human beings to each other. He sees this clearly with the widespread need need for the worship of a god, and with this exhibition the artist respects and celebrates the diverse ways men have expressed their spirituality. 

The installation in the FiveMyles Plus/Space, a swirl of organic shapes, that measures 11 x 11 x 10 ft., references the veneration before the Kaaba Stone, the serenity of Buddhism and the oneness with God in the Kabbalah.

The sound of jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, whose songs in part inspired Resolution, accompanies the exhibition.

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Gallery hours: Thursday - Sunday: 1-6PM, or by appointment.


440 Gallery
13th Annual Small Works Show
440 Gallery announces the Call for Entries for the 13th annual Small Works Show 2017. This national, juried exhibition celebrates the innovation of artists who create work on a small scale, in a broad range of media and styles. Deadline Extended to November 3rd. The exhibition will be on display in the 440 Gallery, Park Slope, Brooklyn space from Thursday, December 7, 2017 through Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Juror: Angel Bellaran


DESIGN COMPETITION NOW OPEN for Stanton and Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument
#Monumental Women:  The Design Competition for the Elizabeth Cady Stanton And Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument is now open!  Any professional sculptor/artist over the age of 18 located in the United States can enter. Applicants must have previous work experience in creating figurative and contemporary sculpture.
Take a look at the RFQ/RFP on the sculptors page of our website:

Art Slope 2017 Film Festival    Shorts in The Slope 
Go to the website to submit your short film for inclusion in the 2017 film festival
Currently seeking submissions for short films - so if you are a filmmaker - or know of a filmmaker who might be interested go to the website  

Gowanus Darkroom   160 7th St. Suite #212, Brooklyn  
After school programs    
Art Critiques weekly: go to website
Teen Darkroom Workshops: Taught by: Galina Kurlat 
Ages: 13-18,  Time: Tuesdays 4-7pmSeptember 5th – November 28th

Spoke The Hub Stand Up and Dance
Open House and Free Sample Classes Sat & Sun Sept 9th and 10th
Fall Classes begin Sept. 11th

Trestle Gallery hosts open calls and residency opportunities for artists year round.  Residencies span both Gowanus and Sunset Park locations. Since they haveseveral different calls, be sure to read the open call descriptions.
Visiting Artist Residency  Upcoming cycle: January - June 2018  
Application deadline: Nov 1st, 2017,
$10 Application Fee

Trestle Art Classes  850 3rd Ave, Suite 411, Brooklyn, 11232
Experimental Monoprint         Myra Kooy
Art From Intuition: Using Non-Traditional Printing Techniques With An Etching Press    Thursdays from 11AM - 2PM, Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, Nov. 2, 9, 16
A three-part printing class,
Painting Studio with Caitlin Hurd, 5-Session Class, 10AM - 1PM
If you want to have guidance with oil or acrylic paint but have your own project in mind Open Painting Studio is the class for you. This five-session starts on Monday, Sept. 11th.
Intuitive Color with Melissa Staiger       6 Hour Class, 11AM - 5PM  starts Sept 24
Always wanted to know more about color mixing and how to train your gut to trust your intuition? This class is for you! 
Staiger also teaches Abstract Painting on Wednesday nights.

Check out Urban Glass


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