Bowery Gallery

On October 31, 1969, a group of independent artists formed the Bowery Gallery. The gallery has been in continuous operation ever since, and is one of the oldest in New York City. The gallery is incorporated as a nonprofit organization of representational and nonrepresentational artists.

In 1969, a group of eighteen adventurous young male and female New York artists, looking around the contemporary art world and thinking back to the 10th Street days of the 1950s, founded a new coop gallery, located on the Bowery which gave the space its name. In 1972 the gallery moved to Greene Street, in 1980 to Wooster Street, and in 2000 to its present space in Chelsea. From its beginnings, the gallery has been a force for the expansion of art’s traditions in a venue unconstrained by commercial pressures. Current and past member exhibits can be seen on our blog: www.bowerygallery.wordpress.com. Exhibitions at the Bowery Gallery have received notice in The New York Times, Arts, Art in America, Modern Painters, ARTnews, Artcritical.com, Vogue, The New Criterion, The New York Sun, The Observer and The New Republic. A national competition, sponsored by the gallery in August, has been juried by such notable artists as William Bailey, Rosemary Beck, Nell Blaine, Natalie Charkow, Lois Dodd, Rackstraw Downes, Louis Finkelstein, Janet Fish, Jane Freilicher, Bill Jensen, Gabriel Laderman,  Wilbur Niewald,  Paul Resika, Joan Snyder, Kyle Staver, John Walker, and Ro Lohin; and art critics Lance Esplund, Jed Perl, Martica Sawin and Karen Wilkin. Janice Nowinski was our juror for 2020.

Image Captions

1. Bowery Gallery Members. Photo: Ralph Gabriner. 2. Martha Armstrong, Blue Day, Watercolor and paper on paper, 16 x 20", 1970’s. 3. Rita Baragona, Garden Jazz, Cut paper & acrylic, 12 x 17", 2020. 4. Monica Bernier, Cutout #5 (June), Gouache/cut paper, 14 x 17", 2020. 5. Audrey Cohn-Ganz, Figure and Interior Foliage. Oil paint on prepared paper, 24 x 24", 2017. 6. Stephanie L Franks, Breakfast Boogie-Woogie, Collage, 9 x 12", 2019. 7. Mark Lewis, Tree, 6th and Peoria Intersection, Graphite and paper collage, 91 x 71", 2017. 8. Lynette Lombard Desert Valley Cloth, watercolor, acrylic on Fabriano paper, 35 x 28”, 2016-20. 9. Naomi Nemtzow, Quarantine Collage with Pueblo, Collage and mixed media,5 ½ x 8", 2020. 10. Hearne Pardee, Wall Grid, Acrylic/cut paper, 50 x 76" (four panels), 2020. 11. David Bradford, City III, Acrylic and burlap on board, 18 x 24", 2020. 12. Glen Cebulash, Bologna, Cut paper, 12.5 x 16.5", 2020. 13. Nagib Nahas, Third Avenue, Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40", 2019. 14. Iris Osterman, Low Tide, Oil on canvas, 52 x 64", 2019. 15. Dena Schutzer, Three Girls in Nook, Oil on canvas, 22 x 24", 2020.