Rescheduled: WAH Goes Abroad Open Call

WAH Goes Abroad

Curated by Richard Sanchez

Deadline to Apply: Sunday, September 2nd, 6pm

Show Dates: Saturday, September 15th – Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 15th, 4 – 6pm


Richard Sanchez, Matanzas, Cuba, Photography, 2017

In our digital age, through social media, 24-hour news cycles, and portable technology, we are increasingly connected with the world at large. For all intents and purposes, the world is literally at our fingertips. However, none of these virtual escapes supersede the actual experience of immersing oneself into another culture. The allure of travel remains fresh and exciting. In our constantly changing world, how do we capture our experiences abroad?

WAH Goes Abroad hopes to explore how we navigate the experience of going abroad and what we take away from our experiences traveling. Questions of identity and nationality are inherent as one immerses oneself in a different culture. How do we interact with other nationalities, do we experience them as voyeurs or do we “dive in”? How do we react to returning to our ancestral countries, are we experiencing them as an immigrant or seeing them for the first time? What do we seek to capture on our return, the commonalities or the differences?

The WAH Center presents WAH Goes Abroad – a multi-media group exhibition dedicated to exploring the myriad of ways in which artists capture and commemorate their travels. The WAH Center is a not-for-profit art and historical center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that seeks to emulate WAH Center Founder & Artistic Director Yuko Nii’s Bridge concept in which artists are varying nationalities, identities, and styles are connected. Artists are encouraged to submit artworks in the medium of their choosing, including two-dimensional works (painting, drawing. watercolor, printmaking, photography, etc), three-dimensional works (sculpture including craft such as glass, ceramic, weaving, furniture, etc), video/film, and installation.


We are now accepting submissions for “WAH Goes Abroad”

Submissions require all of the below to be considered.


Submission Fee: $25 for one artwork submission, $5 for each additional submission. Limit 3 submissions. (Student Rate: $15 for first submission, $ for each additional submission. Must submit valid student ID and current course schedule to receive student rate) Can be paid by cash or check (payable to WAH Center: 135 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211). Submissions must be sent via e-mail to: and must include the following information:

  • A completed entry form (please see attached)
  • Image files (jpeg, png, or tiff files, at least 72 dpi) of artwork submissions titled with the appropriate information as follows: “ArtistName_Submission#_ArtworkTitle”
  • Please note: High-resolution files may be shared via Google Docs
  • Artist statement (limited to 1 page), CV (limited to 2 pages), and a brief biographical paragraph. All documents should include your name at the top.
  • Note of how submission fee has been/will be paid. Please note that we only accept cash or check for submission entry fees.


Please direct any questions or concerns to Richard Sanchez by e-mailing Please visit our website,, for more information about the WAH Center.


Entry Forms & Instructions: 

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