Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Meet Audrey Anastasi: BWAC Artist



I have a story about how I met Audrey. Soon after I moved to Brooklyn two years ago, I met one of my neighbors because I was admiring her dog. Marie was very friendly, the dog too, and we got to chatting. I told her I was an artist and she said her best friend was an artist. Marie took me to meet Audrey in her studio/gallery in Sunset Park. As a collage artist, I have been particularly interested in her work. You never know where a casual conversation will take you.

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Wood Engraving/Paintings by Rosemary Feit Covey

A friend of mine who is a collector told me today that he and his wife recently purchased a new print for their home.  They called it a "woodcut painting". As a printmaker I was intrigued by this description and wanted to learn more. I was so impressed with what I learned about Rosemary Feit Covey, I wanted to share it with the BWAC community. 

Crossing the Line

Wood engraving and painting
72 x 60 inches

My friends bought a print from Covey very much like the one above.


Rosemary Feit Covey was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her work is housed in more than forty major museum and library collections worldwide, including the original collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the New York Public Library Print Collection, the National Museum of American History, Harvard University, and the Papyrus Institute in Cairo, Egypt.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

New York Wants to Give You $15K

There are two exciting grants opportunities open to artists in New York.  One is for all state residents, the other only for NYC residents. They have relatively short deadlines and one requires a fiscal sponsor. 


New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) FY2022 Round 3 – Support for Artists

$10,000

Deadline September 1


Program Overview


The New York State Council on the Arts recognizes that artists are at the center of creative endeavor. NYSCA is committed to providing opportunities for artists, at all stages in their careers, to continue to develop and present their work.

NYSCA Support for Artists:

For FY 2022 artists may apply for a creative grant to NYSCA, via a sponsoring organization (fiscal sponsor), by selecting from the following artistic areas via a drop-down menu in the application portal.

• Choreography Commissions

• Composer Compositions

• Film, Media, and New Technology

• Folk and Traditional Arts

• Interdisciplinary

• Literature

• Theater Commissions

• Visual Arts




City Artist Corps Grants

$5,000

Deadline August 10


Program Overview


City Artist Corps Grants are intended to support NYC-based working artists who havebeen disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The program will distribute one-time $5,000 grants to over 3000 artists to help sustain their practice and engage the public across New York City’s five boroughs this summer beginning July. Artists working in any discipline are eligible to apply. (From their website)

Grant applications are accepted in three cycles, two of which are over. 


Application Cycle 3

CAC Grants - Program Overview (updated 06/07/21)

Engagements from September 3 to October 31

Open: Tuesday, July 27, at 10:00AM

Close: Tuesday, August 10 at 10:00AM

Recipients notified: Wednesday, August 25




Sunday, July 11, 2021

Welcome to the BWAC Blog! 

Watch for artist interviews, highlights of BWAC exhibits, reviews of museum exhibits in the area and more.


Blockbuster opening at BWAC on Saturday, July 10, 2021. The place was hoppin'. A real treat to see such a rich variety of artwork from artists all over the country. If you weren't there, be sure to get to BWAC 
any Saturday and Sunday through August 15, 2021, from 1 to 6 pm.