Sunday, May 31, 2009

Arts Guild of Rahway, Call to Artists

The Arts Guild of Rahway
Phone: (732) 381-7511
Origin: Rahway, New Jersey
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Announcement Information
Title: Tectonic
Deadline: June 19, 2009
Type: Call for Submissions
Category: Multiple Media
Fees: No Entry Fee
Juror(s): Evonne M. Davis
Regional Deadline: June 19, 2009 - Arts Guild of Rahway announces and open call for the exhibition titled 'Tectonic' Curated by Evonne M. Davis, Sept. 11 � Oct. 10, 2009.

Artists working in any and all media are invited to submit existing work, or propose new work, in response to the following:

How do we create and recreate ourselves around our spaces and environments? Does the shape of our internal lives reflect the shape of the structures that surround us? How does the health of the environment affect the emotional and spiritual health of our communities? Has the wealth of technological advancements of the last 50 years changed how we organically process thought and emotion?

tectonic tekˈtanik

adjective: 1) Geology of or relating to the structure of the earth's crust and the large-scale processes that take place within it. 2) of or relating to building or construction.

How to Submit:
To apply please send the following material:

- Up to 10 images.
- Image list with titles, dimensions, media, year and price.
- An artist statement.
- Resume/CV

Please make sure your name is on all of your material, including CD's and DVD's.

If you would like your material returned to you please include a SASE, otherwise we will keep your material on file for future consideration.

Evonne M. Davis
c/o Tectonic Exhibit
248 Sherman Avenue #43
New York, NY 10034

Evonne M. Davis is cofounder of Gallery Aferro and Gallery Director of City Without Walls, both in Newark, NJ. Evonne has curated over 30 affiliated and independent exhibit in the past 10 years. Most recently as a participant on the curatorial committee of the Peekskill Project at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill N.Y. Evonne is also a practicing artist.

Important Notes:
Artists will be notified by: July 13, 2009

Artists will be solely responsible for drop off and pick up of accepted art. All exhibited art works fully insured.

For more information please email contact.

The Arts Guild of Rahway is a non-profit center for the arts located at 1670 Irving St. at Seminary Avenue in the Downtown Arts District of the City of Rahway.

The art exhibits at the Guild focus primarily on the presentation of works by notable emerging New Jersey area artists. Our exhibits aim to present an overview of current or enduring trends and directions in contemporary art.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

SICA- Shore Institute of Contemporary Art

6th Annual Fresh Meat / Young Blood:
New Jersey's New Masters
May 30-July 3, 2009
Reception Sunday, May 31st from 3-6pm

The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts
20 Third Avenue Long Branch, NJ 07740 732-263-1121

Featuring NJ’s New Masters:

Ozgur Gungor, Laura Hamilton, Sue Miller, Dot Paolo, &
Joanna Wyzgowska from Mason Gross School of the Arts;

Frank Gavere, Patti Jordan, Arlene Kaczka, Pierre McGuffie, Teresa Owens, & Sarah Shewbridge from Montclair State University;

and Richard Buntzen, & K. Shelton from New Jersey City University.

The Noyes Museum of Art - Signature Artists Exhibition 2009

733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville, New Jersey 08231
(609) 652-8848

Exhibit Dates: May 28 - September 13, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, June 12, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

OCEANVILLE, N.J. - The Noyes Museum of Art presents their current Signature Artist Members in a Signature Artists Exhibition. This membership is a highly competitive designation awarded to an established professional regional artist in any medium whose work exemplifies the highest caliber of artistic standards, who has previously exhibited in museums and/or galleries and is teaching in his or her respective media. The group of 28 artists represents a wide range of creativity, media and technique including fiber arts, photography, painting, drawing and sculpture.

The Opening Reception, Sights & Sounds of Summer, on June 12th will feature Tony Day's popular jazz trio. This lively summer party celebrating the exciting new works in the Signature Artists Exhibition offers a chance to talk to exhibiting artists, listen to great jazz, and enjoy light refreshments. Visit for images and links to the current Signature Artist Members. Exhibiting artists include Bette Blank, Zenna Broomer, Matt Burton, Alice McEnerney Cook, Val Dyshlov, Amy Evans, Shelley Wentz Evans, Sheila Grabarsky, Jean Hutter, Debrah Jospe, Jack Knight, Steve Kuzma, Chuck Law, Anthony Migliaccio, Vincent Nardone, Sangita Phadke, Louis Riccio, Paul Russo, Joanie San Chirico, Miklós Sebek, Rae Smith, Ilona Sochynsky, Lou Storey, Jiaming Wang, James Watkinson, Kim Weiland, Tom Werner, and Rhoda Yanow.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

ART in the PARK

Sunday May 24th, 2009
10am - 5pm
At West End Park
One block from the beach on the corner of
Ocean and Brighton
Long Branch, NJ

This is a juried art show, which means the artists had to apply for entry- high quality art and crafts are all that are accepted. This is a great day at the beach with a side trip to an art show!


Sponsored by the Long Branch Arts Council, The Long Branch Historical Association, The Long Branch Public Library and the City of Long Branch

For further info call: Mare Akana 732.542.1307

Friday, May 22, 2009

More Public Art Opportunities- Washington DC

Sponsor: U.S. General Services Administration
Origin: Washington, District of Columbia
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Announcement Information
Title: GSA's Art In Architecture Program
Deadline: Ongoing
Type: Percent & Public RFP's
Category: Multiple Media
National Deadline: Ongoing - GSA's Art in Architecture Program commissions publicly scaled artworks that are integral parts of the architectural fabric or surrounding landscapes of new Federal buildings.

This program enables GSA to provide the American public with government office buildings and courthouses that are not only pleasing and functional, but that also enrich the cultural, social, and commercial resources of the communities where they are located. Such public statements of American culture are meaningful contributors to the vibrancy of our democracy.

The program-known from 1962 to 1966 as the Fine Arts in New Federal Buildings program-was established in response to a 1962 report by President Kennedy's Ad Hoc Committee on Federal Office Space. Its Guiding Principles for Federal Architecture asserted that, " Where appropriate, fine art should be incorporated in the designs [of Federal buildings], with emphasis on the work of living American artists."

GSA reintroduced this initiative as the Art in Architecture Program in 1972. Under this program, GSA allocates one-half of one percent of the estimated construction cost of a new or substantially expanded Federal building for commissioning one or more works of art. Art professionals, civic and community representatives, and the project architect serve on project-specific panels that explore the opportunities for integrating art into a building project, and nominate artists for GSA's evaluation.

The Art in Architecture Program seeks to engage artists as members of the design team early in a building project. By increasing the level of collaboration among artists, architects, landscape architects, engineers, and practitioners of other disciplines early in the process, project participants are afforded opportunities to fuse their individual contributions into a more cohesive whole.

GSA maintains a slide registry for artists interested in being considered for Art in Architecture commissions. This registry is the principal resource for the review panels that assist GSA in selecting artists for each new project. Download Application. Artists may send their requests for registration information to the following address:

Art in Architecture Program
Office of the Chief Architect, PBS
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20405

Public Art - RFP - Summit, NJ

Sponsor: Summit Arts
Phone: (908) 517-5549
Origin: Summit, New Jersey
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Announcement Information
Title: Summit Arts' Public Art
Deadline: Ongoing
Type: Public Art RFP's
Category: Multiple Media
Fees: No Entry Fee
National Deadline: Ongoing - Summit Arts is constantly looking for artists interested in having their work publicly displayed in the city. Artists interested in having us consider their work should download our form, provide all the required information, and return it to us.

Email: SummitArts@CityofSummit.Org

The old-fashioned way:

Summit Arts
City Hall
512 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Things the artist should know:

* We try to enhance the vibrancy of our community by offering residents, workers, students, shoppers, and guests the opportunity for accidental encounters with contemporary art. Most of our installations are in place for about six months, although some have been in place longer and some have been moved to other locations for an additional period.

* Work must be suitable for outdoor display in an urban/suburban environment in the Northeastern United States, with its variety of climatic conditions.

* Work is always displayed on sidewalks, in parks, or near municipal buildings. There is nothing to prevent people from approaching the work and touching it. Delicate pieces or works subject to easy or casual damage are not suitable. We try to avoid works that require construction of special bases or supports, but we have been known to make exceptions for exceptional works.

* The artist is responsible for transporting the work to and from Summit. Unless special arrangements are made, works are carefully installed and removed by city employees.

* We like to have the artist present when work is installed and removed, and we often invite artists to participate in public or private gatherings in connection with our work.

* The City of Summit insures the work up to the value stated by the artist, subject to the city’s usual deductibles. This needs to be discussed in detail before we accept a work.

* We are pleased to offer the artist a modest honorarium in connection with the installation.

* We require the artist to enter into a formal written agreement with the city, setting forth these and other conditions of the temporary installation.

* Artists with questions may email contact or call our curator at +1 908 517 5549 (M-F 9AM-5PM USA Eastern local time).

Art Opportunity- NJ

New Art Group' '09-10 Juried Exhibitions
Deadline: January 1, February 1, March 1, June, 1, 2009
Type: Juried Competitions
Category: Multiple Media
Fees: No Entry Fee. 30% commission
Juror(s): See below
Regional Multi-State Deadline: January 1, February 1, March 1, June, 1, 2009 - The New Art Group will be curating a series of competitions at the Watchung Arts Center in Watchung, New Jersey during 2009-2010. There are no entry fees involved.

The basics are:
* All works must be hand delivered.
* The work must hang on the wall.
* No work larger than 72 inches.
* No insurance.
* 30% commission.
* We will ask the accepted artists to donate $35.00 to the Arts Center at the time of drop off.
* Works accepted as slides, CD’s or electronic – see below for details.
* SASE for return of slides, CD.
* Please send your images in early so that you don’t get underappreciated during the crush at the deadline.
* All submissions must be postmarked no later than the due date indicated below.

Below are currently open competitions. Three to four additional competitions will follow at the end of 2009 and into 2010.

Address specific questions to the individual curator. For general questions please contact

The New Art Group (NAG) is a group of 7 New Jersey artists that is 15 years old and they have done 36 group shows. The group was formed out of the Visual Arts Committee at the Watchung Arts Center (WAC). They were responsible for arts show in the lower and upper galleries for 7 years. During this time Jim Fuess was the curator at the WAC. We are now returning to our roots after a 7 year hiatus.

The Gallery:
The upper gallery where these shows will be held is 30x40 feet with 12 foot ceilings, track lighting, and a Walker hanging system. The room is also used for various concerts, comedy shows and other events. This means that a large number of people see the art shows.

The Watchung Arts Center:
Is a multi-use arts facility with an upper and lower art gallery. We also present quality works in fine arts, exciting music, and comedy events as well as classes in drawing, photography, and yoga.

The 2009 schedule:

- April:
Jim Fuess will be curating a “Narrative Art” show.

This is show is open to receive submission. The due date January 1, 2009. Please join us at the reception on Sunday April 1 1-4 pm.

I want the work to ask “What has happened? What is happening? What will happen?” I’m looking for mystery and possibilities rather than something obvious. If I can find works that stop time and involve a thousand yard stare I would be happy. The work doesn’t have to be realistic. This will be at least a 4 person show, maybe more.

To submit works, please send at least 5-6 works. Electronic, CD or slides are all ok. Send submissions for the "Narrative Art" show to:

Jim Fuess
682 Plainfield Ave
Berkeley Heights NJ 07922

- May
Paul Pinkman will be curating “Hard Times/Down Home”.

This show is open to receive submissions. The due date for entries is February 1. All submissions must be postmarked by that date. No more than 3 pieces submitted per artist.

The reception will be held on Sunday May 3 from 1-4 pm.

2008 proved to be a most stressful year in many ways. How are we, as artists, perceiving and dealing with the new reality? What has and hasn’t changed in our lives as a result of the crash of 2008 and how do we show that in our work? Hard Times/Down Home asks the artist to consider what, if anything, the economic collapse of 2008, coming on the heels of financial excesses of the prior 5 or so years has left us with. Is "Greed is Good" still valid and where do we go from here?

Send CD or slides for the "Hard Times/Down Home" show to:

Paul Pinkman
1211 Lakeview Terrace
Plainfield NJ 07060

- June 2009
Susan Ahlstrom will be curating , 'Art Tiles: from a slab of clay'

This show is open to receive submissions. The due date for submissions is March 1, 2009. All submissions must be postmarked by that date. Submissions may be sent in either electronic, CD, slides.

The reception will be held on Sunday June 7, from 1-4 pm.

In this exhibit I am looking for works that celebrate tiles as timeless, as evolving art forms, as dramatic ornamentation. Open call to artists of handmade tiles appropriate for interior or exterior architectural applications and employing one of the following techniques: low relief, resist, image transfer or mark making. At least 6 works from each artist.

* Size: not to exceed 18l” x 18w” x 2d”
* Medium: fired clay Weight: to be advised shortly.
* Presentation: Art tiles must have appropriate hanging devices.

Send submissions for the 'Art Tiles: from a slab of clay show' to:

Susan Ahlstrom
221 Pleasant Plains Road
Stirling, NJ 07980

- September 2009
Francesca Azzara will be curating. "Encaustic, an Ancient Medium Rediscovered"

This show is open to receive submissions. The due date is June1. Please join us at the reception on Sunday September 13 1-4 pm.

This show is open to artists working in Encaustic in 2D only. Francesca is looking for encaustic incorporated completely or partially in the work and a variety of techniques and styles. At least 4 works should be submitted per artist. Submissions may be sent in either electronic, CD, slides.

Send submissions for the "Encaustic, an Ancient Medium Rediscovered" show to:

Francesca Azzara
c/o Watchung Arts Center
18 Stirling Road
Watchung, NJ 07069

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Art and music take center stage BY STEPHANIE LODER •Asbury Park Press- STAFF WRITER • May 18, 2009

TOMS RIVER — The sky was a canvas of blue, gold and gray for the Arts & Music Festival Saturday.

"With all the rain we've been having, we almost went somewhere else," said artist Lori Tabermind of New Hope as she walked through Huddy Park, listening to music and watching dance.

Hundreds of people enjoyed art of all kinds and watched artists in action during the newest attraction of Downtown Toms River.

The multivenue, multiart event began at noon and continued until 9 p.m.

The Arts & Music Festival took center stage, offering a juried art show, free live musical entertainment and dance.

Tents with artwork filled Huddy Park under a brilliant sunny sky that at times became overcast. The threat of rain didn't deter visitors.

"Mom, can I have a portrait for my wall," asked art student Seth Meyers, 14, of Toms River. "I think everyone here is so diverse and talented."

The art ranged from pastels and paints to pencil and pen. There was interpretive dance and the comedy and music of The Bill & Ron Show.

"It's something for everyone," said Alice Kneble of Toms River as she crossed the street at Huddy Park. "Now we're going to check out the gallery at the library, and I know we won't be disappointed."

Rosemarie Sprouts traveled from Sweetwater to be featured. Portraits and other scenes were perfectly showcased by the sun with the backdrop of her white tent.

"It's a good show and a great opportunity to be here," she said.

Enhancing Downtown Toms River's position as a cultural center of Ocean County is one of the major initiatives in the master plan for the downtown.

The Arts & Music Festival is among several special events throughout the year produced by Downtown Toms River — officially the Toms River Business Improvement District.

The nonprofit organization was created to encourage economic revitalization and attract area residents to the historic business district.

The next Downtown Toms River event is the 20th Annual New Jersey State Chili and Salsa Cook-Off on May 30.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences

In the Gallery
May 14 - June 8

Glass Under Glas

This invitational exhibition will present the intricacies and subtle beauty of glass. Exquisite examples of blown glass, stained glass and fused glass will be on display. The show will include many glass artists who were residents at the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, location of the Museum of American Glass.

Join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, May 23 from 5-7pm in the Main Gallery.

2009 Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival

June 5, 6 & 7 (Fri - Sun)
Marine Park (Red Bank)

The 23rd Annual FREE Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival, which takes place in Marine Park overlooking the beautiful Navesink River and offers three days and nights of Jazz, Blues, food, crafts, games, good company, and plenty of family fun. So come out and enjoy some of the best Jazz and Blues music around, and experience this New Jersey tradition. Featuring Deanna Bogart, Sonny Kenn
Band, Houston Person, T.J.Wheeler and more!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Vintage Purses- Ocean County Historical Society

Collector and antique dealer Kate Butler of Pemberton, New Jersey will present the program “Antique & Vintage Purses” at the Ocean County Historical Society, 26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River, NJ on Thursday evening June 11 at 7:00 p.m. She will bring examples of purses from the 1800’s thru the 1960’s with a special emphasis on the Victorian thru the Art Deco period. The current exhibition of the society “Antique & Vintage Purses & Accessories” will be open for viewing.

For additional information you may call OCHS at 732-341-1880 or go to our web page at

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Craft Shows

Craft Shows- for those of you who love to attend and for the artists looking for craft show opportunities- here is a helpful resource: