Art Events Calendar

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

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Arts Gowanus Gallery Night at Ortega y Gasset Projects: August 15, 7-9pm.  More info and RSVP here

Gowanus Open Studios: October 21 - 22, 2017. Noon-6pm Saturday and Sunday. More info here.



The Fire Theory: Ice

Open Source
On View through October 13      
Those who left. Those who got lost. Those who arrived. Those who stayed. Those who came back.
The Fire Theory presents ICE, an exhibition, residency and collaborative project curated by Omar López-Chahoud at Open Source Gallery.   306 17th Street, Brooklyn

"Latitudes": Richard Barnet and Joy Makon

440 Gallery
A two-person exhibit: sculpture of Richard Barnet and paintings of Joy Macon
On View: Exhibit continues through Oct 8   440 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Lucile Bertrand, Travelers and Strangers

Kentler International Drawing Space
Multi media installation of new work by Belgian Artist
On View:  through Sept 22    353 Van BruntStreet

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

Inner Sanctum Medatations by Charles Heppner

Broolyn Art Cluster / The Cluster Gallery
Curated by Heather Zises  
On View:  till Sept 30

Reflective Pool  group show
Curated by Heather Zises  
On view: till Sept 30   Cluster Gallery  200 6th Street  

Joe Mangrum - permanent sand paintings solo exhibit
On View:
through September 30th
Chashama Gallery   485 Madison Ave. NYC     between 51st & 52nd St.


Site:Brooklyn Gallery
165 7th Street

3rd Annual Hand Pulled Prints:
The Current Practice in Printmaking

September 22, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Juror: Master Printer Marina Ancona
Final Submission Deadline: August 10, 2017
Notification Letter Date: August 17, 2017 Gallery Exhibition Dates: September 22 – October 22,
pening Reception: Friday September 22, 2017 from 6-9PM

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. 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



Queer as a Clockwork PeachFish: A solo exhibition by m(ARTHA) BURGESS
Artist's reception: September 8th, 7-9PM
On view August 7th - September 15th.


Kentler International Drawing Space:  Focus On The Flat Files 353 Van Brunt Street           
Rotating selections from the Kentler Flatfiles
on view in their front gallery space through 2017


Small Editions  60 Sackett Street
Paperless- A group Exhibition on view through September 10, 2017
Max Fowler          Rachel Haberstroh        Sujin Lee          Nyeema Morgan


Trestle Projects 
400 3rd Ave, Brooklyn NY11215 (Gowanus)
The Soothing Center @ Trestle Projects Main Gallery, is an alternative spa featuring interactive artworks aimed at combating the daily bombardment of negative stimulation embedded in our material and media cultures. Through September 15th


Material Girls : No New Forms @ TP Project Space through Sept. 15th
Curated by Jesse Firestone


Gowanus Souvenir Shop:
project CLOUD DRIFT, by Katarina Jerinica, a series of cyanotype image flags installed on light posts on the   canal's bridges on Union, Carroll, Third and Ninth Streets until September 21. As each flag blows in the wind, images of the canal's surface just below unfurl, transforming its dingy waters into sublimely cloudy skies. More info at katarina-jerinic


Pioneer Works  159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook
Second Sundays: September 2017        4 PM-10:30 PM
A free event series presented on the second Sunday of every month. The program features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education.
open noon to 6 Wed –Sunday
Jean Shin      Meta Cloud…….. ……closes Sept 10
Eric Timothy Carlson   2 Apollo….closes Sept 10
Jo Broughton and Sarah Sudhof  After You’re Done… Sept 22 – Nov 12
Kenya Robinson, Doreen GarnerWhite Man on a Pedestal  Nov 10-dec 17



Sitebrooklyn - Color: Primary to Tertiary
International Juried Art Exhibition NYC - juror:  Lilly Wei 
Final Submission Deadline: September 25, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday November 3, 2017 from 6-9PM


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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