Monday, January 12, 2009

From a great resource.....

Philadelphia is the Only Venue for a
Major Exhibition
Exploring Cézanne's Impact on Artists
of Succeeding Generations

The exhibition places substantial emphasis on
artists of the present day.

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- In 1907, the French painter
Paul Cézanne’s posthumous retrospective astonished
younger artists, accelerating the experimentation of
European modernism. Cézanne (1839-1906) became
for Henri Matisse “a benevolent god of painting,” and for
Pablo Picasso “my one and only master.” Cézanne’s
inclusion in the ArmoryShow in New York in 1913 also
offered American artists a newdirection. Cézanne &
Beyond(February 26 through May 17, 2009)
will examine the seismic shift provoked by this pivotal
figure,examining him as form-giver, catalyst, and
touchstone for artists who followed. It will survey the
development of an artistic visionthat anticipated Cubism
and fueled a succession of artistic movements,
and will juxtapose Cézanne’s achievement with works by
many whowere inspired directly by him, showing a fluid
interchange of form and ideas. It will place his work in
context with more recent artists like Ellsworth Kelly,
Jasper Johns, and Brice Marden, who in quite
different ways came to terms with the master of
Aix-en-Provence. His profound impact on successive
generations endures to the present
day. The exhibition will present more than
150 works, including alarge group of paintings,
watercolors and drawings by Cézanne,
along with those of 18 later artists.
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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Downtown Toms River Art & Music Festival

Call to Artists!
Downtown Toms River
Art & Music Festival 2009

Huddy Park
Water St & Rt 166 (Main St)
Toms River, NJ 08753

This is an outdoor festival celebrating live music and dance,
visual arts and fine crafts of our region.

May 16, 2009. Rain date: May 17, 12- 5pm

About the Event:
Downtown Toms River had a very successful music concert series last summer. It seems only natural to expand that with visual arts & fine crafts. We encourage emerging artists as well as those with established reputations to participate in this juried show. There is an abundant amount of talent within our city limits, as well as in the county and throughout the state. The purpose of the exhibit is not only to sell art, but to also to showcase the talent of local artists, and to enlighten and delight the general public. Monetary prizes will be issued the day of the show for Best In Show, 2nd and 3rd place.

To be considered for the jury process, artists are required to submit two images by email. All work submitted must be available for sale and must be original work by the artist (limited edition prints by the artist are also acceptable). There are a finite number of spaces available and only the highest quality work will be selected for participation. Submission of work is not a guarantee of acceptance into the show.

About the Juror:
All submitted work will be juried by Drew Stevens, award-winning art director and graphic designer. For nearly twenty years Drew has worked in the advertising and publishing industries, specializing in the design of high-quality, illustrated reference books. The books he produced have sold millions of copies, and his advertising work regularly appears in shelter magazines such as Architectural Digest, Veranda, and Elle Decor. He is winner of the 2004 50/50 Award given by the American Institute of Graphic Artists for his design of the best-selling Sibley Field Guides to Birds. He currently works as a freelance designer and marketing specialist.

Best in Show: $200
2nd place: $100
3rd place: $50
Awards announced at 4pm.

Process to apply:
Entry Fee: $10 Jury Fee (non refundable) - 10x 10 Booth Fee: $75. [With Attendance on May 16th, artist 's will receive a $25 refund for the booth fee]

Email two images of work that will be for sale the day of the show to make out TWO checks, one for $10 and one for $75. The $75 checks will NOT be cashed unless you are accepted into the show. For applicants that are denied - your checks will be destroyed. Make checks out to: Yvonne Yaar
and mail check and Entry Form (below) to: 218 Main St, Toms River, NJ 08753 Attn: Yvonne Yaar.

Entry Form

Last Name:
First Name:
City, St, Zip:
Phone number:

1. Title of work:

2. Title of work:

Remember to include this Information with your two checks [one for $10 and one for $75] and with your email submission.

Artist Information for Day of the Event:
Booth fee: $25 will be refunded upon attendance on the day of the show, for the original $75 fee. The space is approximately 10 x 10. Tents and tables are the artists' responsibility.

Work submitted must be suitably framed, wired or prepared for hanging. Work must be professionally displayed. Submitted work must be for sale and available for the entire day (12- 5pm) unless sold to a customer, of course.

Sales: No commission, the artist's retail price is entirely for the artist- no additional fees.

Huddy Park is a beautiful riverside park. It is located at the corner of Main Street/State Route 166 and Water Street in Toms River, NJ.

Additional park information: Food vendors will be available. Very clean, permanent bathroom facilities on location. Free parking.

Important Deadlines and Dates:
March 1, 2009: Submission deadline for 2 images via email to and for receipt of $10 nonrefundable jury fee. (This has been extended from February 17)
Mar 10, 2009: A list of accepted artists will be posted to: Show details, drop off process, etc. will be given at this time. (This has been extended from March 1)
May 16, 2009: Day of show- Unloading begins at 9am. Loading area must be cleared by 11am. Artists must be set up by noon.

Contact: Yvonne Yaar, Show Coordinator at

The artists alone are responsible for their work. DTR, or any of the volunteers and coordinators, etc. of the event are not liable for any damage to, or theft of, art work.

Program Sponsors:
This program has been made possible in part by the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission, through funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and also by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Friday, January 2, 2009

The Monmouth Museum

The Monmouth Museum
is one of the top five museums in New Jersey!

The NJ Emerging Artists Series

The Monmouth Museum NJ Emerging Artists Series is an ongoing program for artists in all mediums who are residents of NJ, who have never had a one-person show. The Nilson Gallery in the Monmouth Museum provides a unique and exciting opportunity for New Jersey artists to showcase their work. A very successful first series of six exhibitions was held during Summer and Fall of 2007 and through the Spring of 2008. Our Second Annual series began in the Summer of 2008 and featured oil paintings by Rick Buttari, and works in ink on paper by Linda Lee Nicholas. Currently on view are clay sculptures by Kathy Forer. The series will continue in the Spring of 2009 with works in glass by Yvonne Yaar, photographs by John Monahan, and works in acrylic on beveled wood by Darren McManus. The artists selected for this Series represent the diversity of talent in the State and demonstrate their creativity in a wide variety of media. Gallery talks scheduled during the exhibitions offer artists the opportunity to share insights on their work.

The New Jersey Emerging Artists Series at the Monmouth Museum is supported by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation logo

2009 - 2010 CALL FOR ENTRIES
We are planning now for the 2009 through 2010 NJ Emerging Artists Series. Application forms will be available through the website below and at the museum. Please check this website for updated information. The exhibitions are open to any artist, 18 or older, currently living in New Jersey, who has not been featured in a one-person exhibition in the State. A panel of jurors will select six artists. Work will be considered in all media, must be original creations by the artist, and produced within the last five years. Sculpture must be wall-mounted. Guidelines are available online at the links below. Contact the Museum at 732-747-2266 for additional information.