BRIC’s second open call exhibition, presented in the Gallery of BRIC House, was open to all members of BRIC’s online Contemporary Artist Registry or those who joined during the exhibition submission period. With the upcoming Presidential elections in 2016, this exhibition sought to present work that responds to current social issues and/or embodies hopes and aspirations for the future, given this time of change. Registry artists were able to submit a single work of art to be included in the show.
Two prizes were awarded at the conclusion of the exhibition. A “Best In Show” Prize went to an artwork of exceptional merit selected by BRIC’s Contemporary Art team, with the artist awarded $300 and a solo exhibition of their work at BRIC House the following year. This prize went to artist Karen Ostrom. A “Viewer’s Choice” Prize went to an artwork of exceptional merit selected by the public, with the artist awarded $100 and a profile of their practice on the BRIC Blog. Kritwalee Seneetantikul won this prize.
Artists: Wayne Adams | Daniel Allegrucci | Audrey Anastasi | Carl Anderson | Rico Anderson | Andrew Michael Andrews | Eric Araujo | aricoco | Gerard Barbot | Fred Bendheim | Zeljka Blaksic | Karen Blankenship | Janet Braun-Reinitz | Liubov Brizhatiuk | Sally Brody | Johnny Camacho | Sarah Carpenter | Ted Casterline | Cristóbal Cea-Sánchez | Sandra B Cohen | Edward Coppola | Mark Crawford | Madeleine Cutrona | Robert Dandarov | Irina Danilova | Jenn DeWald | Joan Di Lieto | Kritwalee Seneetantikul | Joseph Dolinsky | Todd Drake | Chika Dunu | Rina Dweck | Kia Dyson | Melissa Eder | Gerard Ellis | Douglas Ensign | Mark Joshua Epstein | Patricia Fabricant | Felipe Galindo | Iliana Emilia Garcia | Gabriel Garcia Roman | Georgi Georgiev | Kevin Connolly Gillespie | Robin Glassman | Janet Goldner | Shosh Goller | Naima Green | Emily Greenberg | Daniel Greenfield-Campoverde | Cheryl Gross | Carl Gunhouse | Valerie Hallier | Bernard Hallstein | Callie Hirsch | Judy Hoffman | Shannon Holloway | William Howard | Ann Hunt Currier | Liz Johnson | Laura Karetzky | Leslie Kerby | Peter J. Ketchum | Matamba Kombila | Tara Kopp | Anne-Marie Lavigne | Soo Im Lee | Chandle Lee | Zhi Li | Jana Liptak | Carmen Lizardo | Loretta Lomanto | Richard Lund | Deirdre MacKenzie | Katrina Majkut | Monika Malewska | Russell Mehlman | Gwen Meyerson | Lizbeth Mitty | Traci Molloy | Susan Newmark | Bea Ortiz | Karen Ostrom | Kwantaeck Park | Robert Pennington | Marvin Piqué | Becky Plattus | Esther Podemski | Carol Radsprecher | Carlos Rigau | Elizabeth Riley | Anna Rindos | James Rose | Grace Roselli | Marcy Rosenblat | Barry Rosenthal | Jenn Ruff | A.V. Ryan | Charlene Rymsha | Ieka Sade | Robert Salmieri | Meryl Salzinger | Margarita Sánchez Urdaneta | Lorenzo Sanjuán Pertusa | Jamison Sarteschi | Steve Savitz | Matthew Schenning | Dick Schlefer | Karen Schmauk | Joelle Shallon | Manju Shandler | Laura Shechter | Ryann Slauson | Lauren Smith | Adel Souto | Sharon Stokes | Elyse Taylor | Joy Tomasko | Erin Treacy | Sidney Turner | Petra Vargova | Mitsuko Verdery | Adela Wagnerova | Joshua Walters | Larry Weekes | Joshua Weeks | Tony Wells | Alliyah Wheaton | Carlos Yepes | Ward Yoshimoto | Mary Younkin
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The 3,000 square-foot Gallery in BRIC House has soaring 18-foot ceilings that permit major exhibitions focusing on emerging and mid-career artists and curators.