Art 101: BWAC’s Summer 2010 “Red Hooked” art show

Posted on July 15, 2010

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Regular readers of this column are familiar by now with my coverage of Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition‘s thrice yearly large group shows in a Civil War era warehouse building on the Red Hook waterfront (see my article on the Spring 2010 show). This past Sunday I previewed the Summer 2010 show that opens on Saturday July 17 and continues on weekends from 1:00-6:00 PM through August 22, and I was struck by the high quality of the work (see the slideshow below). In past articles I have noted its affordability, the diversity of styles and backgrounds of the artists, and that Jewish artists are somewhat overrepresented, all of which applies to this show as well.  As was the case in the earlier BWAC shows my wife Shoshana Cooper is one of the BWAC artists whose work is exhibited.

4 Ways of Green, glass and metal, by Renee Radenberg

David Cooper

Many of the works offered this time are quite affordable (there are small, and in at least one artist’s case framed, photos for $25) for people on middle to upper-middle class budgets; most are priced from the mid two figures to four figures, and there is a charity auction where prices start at $50.  The exhibit is located at 499 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn opposite the Fairway Supermarket (see the BWAC website for directions). The views of the harbor outside the exhibit space would be worth the trip and with the exhibit are a lovely bonus (see my article about the Summer 2009 show for photos).

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