wahcenter
wahcenter@gmail.com
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

BIO
In late October 1996, Yuko Nii founded the non-profit Williamsburg Art & Historical Center based upon her Bridge Concept. That concept envisions a multifaceted, multicultural art center whose mission is to coalesce the diverse artistic community, and create a bridge between local, national and international artists, emerging and established artists, and artists of all disciplines. Thus through the international language of art, we come to understand each other to create a more peaceful and integrated world. The WAH Center is a force for peace and understanding, and its concept is incorporated in its acronym: "WAH" in Japanese means peace, harmony, or unity.

Yuko also wanted to preserve the WAH Center's landmark building, a French Second Empire masterpiece, making it a functional part of the cultural community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.
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OPPORTUNITY

Wildlife in the Post-Natural Age


Deadline:
Fri Sep 28, 2012 20:00

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

The WAH Center presents
WILDLIFE IN THE POST-NATURAL AGE
September 7-28, 2012
Reception: September 14, 6-9 PM
Curated by Cara DeAngelis



Images of and concerned with wildlife are thriving in the heart of American cities, from New York to San Francisco. In September, American artists come together in Brooklyn with this exhibit to share what "Wildlife in the Post-Natural Age" looks like. The works range from drawing, to painting, video animation, sculpture, and photography. The artists are widely varied in their approach, but all have an integral connection to the overarching theme.

The show focuses on work that addresses the interplay between wildlife and our domesticated selves and spaces. It probes the persistence of wildlife in American culture and individual imagination through the work of a diverse group of city-based artists. The varied works evoke a reconsideration of the term "wild" in what Gary Snyder has called a "Post-Natural Age," and the role that the artists are playing in exploring these issues.

Participating Artists: Emily Davis Adams; Nick Baxter; Rachel Bensimon; Dina Brodsky; Jessie Brugger; Cara DeAngelis; Bryan Drury; MaDora Frey; Ian Healy; Loretta Hirsch; Maria Kozak; Monika Malewska; Benjamin Martins; Randall Nelson; John O'Reilly; Colleen Plumb; Kate Puxley; Christopher Reiger; Wade Schuman and Kimberly Witham


OPPORTUNITY

The Grand Harvest


Deadline:
Mon Oct 01, 2012 23:55

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

People often say that it takes at least 15 years to make an organization grow and mature. The not- for- profit WAH Center (Williamsburg Art & Historical Center) took 16 years to come this far while learning many lessons along the way.

The WAH Center has endeavored to fulfill the founder’s “Bridge Concept” - the idea of which is to coalesce diverse artistic communities and create a global bridge with emerging and established artists of all disciplines. We hope that our programs have inspired, educated and entertained the public at large, and we wish to express our sincere thanks to those kind supporters who had faith in the WAH Center’s unique mission and helped us grow. All of the noble ideas of "WAH" will be reminded, for WAH in Japanese means "Peace, Harmony and Unity.”

So, this fall we celebrate what the WAH Center has cultivated over the years and also what nature has provided in the harvest. Housed in a New York City and National Landmark, the WAH Center will offer this fall not only a fine art show but also a Gala Dinner and various performance programs for The Sweet 16th Anniversary Harvest Celebration. In this spirit, our open call provides an opportunity for outstanding artists to showcase work to new audiences in Williamsburg, a prominent art community in Brooklyn, New York and to national and international visitors from around the world.

The WAH Center is now accepting submissions for The Grand Harvest,an international juried show.

Theme: Celebrating the WAH’s harvest of “produce” by artists and the achievements of the WAH Center. Just submit the best art you have “produced!” Plus, how do artists envision the greening or re-greening of the world? What technologies do artists envision to assure the crops and foods for tomorrow from earth and sea? What harvest can you bring to share this autumn?

ELIGIBILITY: This call for entries is open to all international artists, working in any medium. Applications must be submitted via Email or SmarterEntry Online Service or sent through the postal service.
For more information see complete instructions in the entry form.
Artists are responsible for the shipment and delivery of their work. Further requirements for accepted work to follow upon selection.

ENTRY FEE: $35 Entry Fee for the first 3 images and $10 will be charged for additional each image up to 6 images


EVENT

Wildlife in the Post-Natural Age


Dates:
Fri Sep 07, 2012 13:00 - Fri Sep 28, 2012

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

The WAH Center Presents
WILDLIFE IN THE POST-NATURAL AGE
September 7-28, 2012
Reception: September 14, 6-9 PM
Curated by Cara deAngelis



Images of and concerned with wildlife are thriving in the heart of American cities, from New York to San Francisco. In September, American artists come together in Brooklyn with this exhibit to share what "Wildlife in the Post-Natural Age" looks like. The works range from drawing, to painting, video animation, sculpture, and photography. The artists are widely varied in their approach, but all have an integral connection to the overarching theme.

The show focuses on work that addresses the interplay between wildlife and our domesticated selves and spaces. It probes the persistence of wildlife in American culture and individual imagination through the work of a diverse group of city-based artists. The varied works evoke a reconsideration of the term "wild" in what Gary Snyder has called a Post-Natural Age, and the role that artists are playing in exploring these issues.

Participating Artists: Emily Davis Adams; Nick Baxter; Rachel Bensimon; Dina Brodsky; Jessie Brugger; Cara DeAngelis; Bryan Drury; MaDora Frey; Ian Healy; Loretta Hirsch; Maria Kozak; Monika Malewska; Benjamin Martins; Randall Nelson; John O'Reilly; Colleen Plumb; Kate Puxley; Christopher Reiger; Wade Schuman; Kimberly Witham


EVENT

J_Art 2nd: 5th Annual Japanese Artists' Exhibition


Dates:
Fri Mar 02, 2012 01:00 - Sun Mar 11, 2012

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

WAH Center (Williamsburg Art & Historical Center) is pleased to present J_ART 2nd: 5th Annual Japanese Emerging Artists Exhibition, curated by PEPPER'S PROJECT, a Tokyo-based gallery and project space. This annual exhibition introduces Japanese artists from Tokyo and New York, supporting artistic exchange across many disciplines--painting, wood-block, photography, sculpture, contemporary craft, installation, video, sound art and dance. Works are installed throughout the WAH Center’s historic building, occupying the galleries as well as hallways, staircases, bathrooms, and other surprising spaces.

J_ART 2nd coincides with the 6th Japanese Young Artists Book Fair. Participating bookstores: Kinokuniya, Printed Matter, St. Marks Bookshop, Book Court, Desert Island.

Additional Information is available on the WAH Center website. www.wahcenter.net


OPPORTUNITY

WAH CENTER SPRING FLING


Deadline:
Sat Mar 17, 2012 23:59

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS
WAH CENTER SPRING FLING

SAT. APRIL 21 – SUN. MAY 27, 2012
OPENING SAT. APRIL 21, 4-6 PM

Come, fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring / The Winter Garment of Repentance Fling!  (The Rubaiyat, Omar Khayyam, 1120 AD)

The WAH Center (Williamsburg Art & Historical Center) is now accepting submissions for Spring Fling, an international juried exhibition. Spring is a time of planting for the future when nature erupts with joyous living presence. In the spirit of celebration, our open call provides an opportunity for outstanding artists to showcase work to new audiences in Williamsburg—the heart of Brooklyn’s art community.

The WAH Center is housed in New York City Landmark Kings County Savings Bank (built in 1867) and on the National Register of Historic Places. This French Second Empire architectural treasure offers artists a visually stunning and unique exhibition space. Our gallery is able to accommodate large-scale works, and we welcome submissions in any medium, including 2-D, 3-D, video, performance, and installation.

Representing a seasonal and creative return-to-earth, Spring Fling coincides with our Spring Festival, featuring music and performance series, Taste of Williamsburg smorgasbord from delicious local eateries, as well as an artist market, flower show, and other special programs. We look forward to including your talent in what will be an exceptional event!

DEADLINE
Sat. March 17, 2012 (midnight).

ACCEPTANCE
Notification of accepted work will be sent via email by Sun. April 1, 2012.

ELIGIBILITY
This call for entries is open to all international artists, working in any medium. Submissions must be for the specific works you intend to exhibit. Please download the Entry Form from our website.