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Dumbo Open Studios in full tilt

Contributed by Patrick Neal / Open Studio events always take place on weekends throughout artist enclaves in the city, and this past weekend it was DUMBO’s turn. This year, DUMBO Open Studios included a slew of events — 140 open studios, pop-up shows in studios and conference rooms, installations in storefront windows and on sidewalks, self-guided and docent-led tours, and artists selling their wares on the street. Art in Dumbo’s website offered several helpful maps and interactive tools to assist in planning a weekend of studio hopping, and they will continue to be a useful resource for the art community. A special feature this year was Curated Guides, specializing in specific areas of interest like drawing, mixed media, sculpture, and non-objective art. Exhibitions in commercial, non-profit, and residency program galleries were abundant, as were opportunities to talk to artists in their studios and see work in progress.

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Survey: Dumbo Open Studios 2018

Contributed by Katie Fuller / Dumbo Open Studios afforded me and many others a golden opportunity to catch up with familiar artists and also discover some completely new work. The larger installations ranged from the hive of artists in the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program and Smack Mellon�s Kentucky Derby Benefit Auction  to “Among Friends,” an inventive and widely inclusive group show and fundraising opportunity in Beth […]

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Images: DUMBO Open Studios

Contributed by Katie Fuller / Even though the weather this weekend wasn’t ideal, Dumbo Open Studios was well worth a visit. For readers who couldn’t make it, I’ve compiled a stack of images, featuring both work-in-progress and completed pieces. My collection, however, doesn�t even begin to cover all the participants, many of whom are established artists who […]

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Neon and Narrative: Bushwick Open Studios 2016

Contributed by Debbi Kenote and Tyl Will / Bushwick Open Studios 2016 erupted with color this year. Saturated gallery walls and odd street happenings drew crowds inside and out. Bogart Street and Johnson Avenue boasted full spectacle, with street installations and performances spilling out of the surrounding buildings. As usual, […]

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Out of context: Bushwick Open Studios, 2014

Bushwick Open Studios isn’t just about visiting artists’ studios anymore. Curators and gallerists have gotten involved, organizing events and exhibitions throughout the neighborhood. The curated pop-up exhibitions undoubtedly brought more people into the area, but I heard from several artists that they also drew viewers away from the studios themselves. […]

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Contributed by Sharon Butler / Artists flew in from all over the world for Bushwick Open Studios, and several participated in ALLTOGETHERNOW, a collaborative drawing project and abstract painting exhibition organized by Bushwick artist Julie Torres. Once the roster of participating artists was determined via Facebook, Torres helped select work […]