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Central Avenue Artwork Installation 2019 (Jersey City, NJ) – Call For Artists

Central Avenue Artwork Installation 2019 (Jersey City, NJ) – Call For Artists

The Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation (CASID) is seeking creative proposals for the Central Avenue Artwork Installation 2019. Selected artwork will be commissioned for installation late summer/ early fall and paid upon completion. All artists interested in participating must complete and adhere to the guidelines in the request for proposal. A hard copy of the application can also be obtained from the CASID office. It is a competitive process allowing all artwork and artists an equal opportunity to be selected.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 2 Aug 2019

Preference will be given to proposals that contain 1) original and well-executed use of Trompe l’oeil art technique involving realistic imagery that appears three dimensional and 2) artwork that references the rich history of the surrounding community (i.e. The Heights/ Jersey City/ Hudson County).

Central Avenue Artwork Installation 2019 Artist Benefits

Select artwork will be commissioned. Artists will be compensated as per written agreement. Fees range from $200 to $3,000. Artwork will be displayed prominently within the very busy Central Avenue shopping district which is centrally located in Hudson County (Population: 674,900). Artists will be featured on organization’s website and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Their contributions to Hudson County’s growing artist community will be recognized.

About The Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation

The Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation (CASID) was established to improve and preserve the traditional main street community in the heart of the Jersey City Heights (Central Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and North Street). Its mission is to make the district a center for shopping, dining, working, and living. It works to engage stakeholders, drive collective decision making, and supplement services to the district.

CASID has now commissioned nineteen art installations since 2009. It is seeking to do more. Local residents, businesses, and artists are working together to shape the outdoor art gallery along the Central Avenue shopping corridor which is adjacent to the Riverview Arts District in the Heights section of Jersey City. The outdoor art gallery has grown significantly where NJ.com recently shared a news story naming Central Avenue as “This one mile is the most eye-popping walk in Jersey City.”

For more information, contact dd@jcheights.com.

Previous call for artists from The Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation

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Public Art Installations 2018 – Call For Artists

Public Art Installations 2018 – Call For Artists

The Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation is seeking creative proposals for public art installations 2018 within the Central Avenue shopping district. Selected artwork will be commissioned for installation late summer/ early fall. Paid upon completion. Preference will be given to proposals that contain 1) original and well-executed use of Trompe l’oeil art technique involving realistic imagery that appears three dimensional and 2) artwork that references the rich history of the surrounding community (i.e. The Heights/ Jersey City/ Hudson County).

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 3 Aug 2018

Select artwork for the public art installations 2018 will be commissioned and artists compensated as per written agreement. Fee range from $200 to $3,000. Artwork will be displayed prominently within the Central Avenue shopping district which is centrally located in Hudson County. Population: 674,900. Selected artwork will be part of the daily lives for many local residents. They will experience the murals each time they visit their main street for regular needs such as shopping, dining, banking, and visiting doctor’s offices. Artists will be featured on organization’s website and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) where their contributions to Hudson County’s growing artist community will be recognized.

About Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation

The mission of the Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation (CASID) is to guide and promote the positive social growth and economic revitalization occurring in the City of Jersey City. They provide supplemental management, maintenance, and improvements to the Central Avenue business district also known as the Central Avenue Special Improvement District (Central Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and North Street).

CASID has commissioned eighteen art installations since 2009. It is seeking to do more. Local residents, businesses, and artists are working together to shape the outdoor art gallery along the Central Avenue shopping corridor. This is adjacent to the Riverview Arts District in the Heights section of Jersey City.

For more information, contact dd@jcheights.com.

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Delusional Art Competition – Call For Artists

Delusional Art Competition – Call For Artists

Jonathan LeVine Projects announces a call for artists for their second Delusional Art Competition. Submissions are welcomed in 2D and 3D mediums excluding photography, video, and performance art.

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Deadline: 20 May 2018

Up to forty finalists will be selected for inclusion in a summer group show from August 1st – 25th. Winners will be announced at the opening. Enter for a chance to win a solo exhibition, a group exhibition, promotional opportunities, cash prizes, and inclusion in an art fair.

Jurors:

  • Evan Pricco (Editor of Juxtapoz)
  • Yasha Young (Director of Urban Nation)
  • Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo (Brooklyn Street Art founders)
  • Tara McPherson (Artist)
  • Jeff Soto (Artist)
  • Jonathan LeVine (Gallerist)

Delusional Art Competition Prizes

  • 1st Place – Solo Exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Projects
  • 2nd Place – Participation in a group show at Jonathan LeVine Projects
  • 3rd Place – A week of promotion via Jonathan LeVine Projects social media platforms

All finalists will be featured on the Delusional website and listed on the gallery’s highly trafficked Artsy page. Select entries will be promoted on the gallery’s extensive social media networks. Artists will receive promotion in the form of email marketing, press release announcements, and widespread social media marketing.

About Jonathan Levine Projects

Jonathan Levine Projects is committed to new and cutting edge art and exploring the terrain of the high/low. As a youth growing up in Trenton, New Jersey during the 1980’s, Jonathan LeVine recognized the appeal of countercultural aesthetics including punk flyers, comics, graffiti, and tattoos. In 2001, after years of independently curating at alternative venues, he decided to open a gallery specializing in this nascent art movement. Many people called him and this risky endeavor delusional; however, he is the owner of one of the most well-known gallery’s in the world seventeen years later.

For more information, contact info@jonathanlevineprojects.com.

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Public Art Installations – Call For Artists

Public Art Installations – Call For Artists

The Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation (CASID) seeks creative proposals for public art installations. Proposed artwork will be installed on either a wall space or traffic box.

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Deadline: 8 Sept 2017

All artists interested in participating in this program must complete and adhere to the guidelines in the Request for Proposal (RFP). It is a competitive process allowing all artwork and artists an equal opportunity to be selected.

Chosen artists will create public art installations within the Central Avenue shopping district in the Jersey City Heights. The artist with the winning mural design(s) will receive agreed monetary compensation and be featured on the Jersey City Heights’ website. Media exposure may include an interview or presentation at a press conference. Jersey City, NJ has a vibrant artist community. The new art installation will be centrally located in Hudson County.

This public art installations program is organized and administered by the CASID and made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the national Endowment of the Arts. It is administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

About The Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation

The mission of the Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation (CASID) is to guide and promote the positive social growth and economic revitalization occurring in the City of Jersey City. It provides supplemental management, maintenance, and improvements to the Central Avenue business district. It is also known as the “Central Avenue Special Improvement District” (Central Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and North Street).

Formed in 1992 by municipal ordinance, the CASID was one of the first Special Improvement Districts in the State. It was the first of six in Jersey City. CASID was initiated by the efforts of involved business leaders and commercial property owners within the district. It functions as a public/ private partnership between the City of Jersey City and private stakeholders to supplement, not substitute, government services. Such services include, but are not limited to, administration, marketing, maintenance, capital improvements, and other operations. An elected board of seven (7) trustees from within the district volunteers their valued time to govern the CASID.

In a traditional neighborhood setting, there is a sensitive relationship between local commerce and the surrounding population. One can not thrive without the other. For this reason, it is imperative to be a key player in the community and take a general interest in local matters to better advocate on behalf of our main street community. With over 450 united members (defined as commercial property owners and/ or commercial tenants of assessed properties within the district), the CASID is one of the strongest business organizations in the City. The CASID works alongside community leaders, civic organizations, and elected officials. They guide the growth of Jersey City and its highly valued traditional neighborhood quality in the Heights.

For more information, contact dd@jcheights.com.

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Call to Artists: Application Now Available for New Heights Murals

The Central Avenue S.I.D. Management Corporation is pleased to announce that it is seeking creative proposals for its 2014 mural installation program. Pursuing multiple applications for both traffic box artwork and wall murals.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 10/17/14.

This art installation will continue to grow the outdoor art gallery happening in the Central Avenue shopping district which is adjacent to the new “Riverview Arts District” in the Heights section of Jersey City. Local residents, businesses, and artists are working together to reach the neighborhood’s long-term goal of adding “art destination” to Hudson County’s distinct resume. The Jersey City Heights is centrally located in Hudson County and directly across the Hudson River from New York City.

For a fifth consecutive year, the CASID has partnered with numerous Hudson County-based art organizations to bring new art installations to its neighborhood main street. Among these installations include the “Dream” and “Koi Too” mural by Ed “T.DEE” Morris, Megan Gülick’s “Urban Inner Peace Zone” mural and Richard La Rovere’s “Salute to Central Avenue.” Other art installations include “The Flowers Never Die” and “Streetscapes” which mounted artwork on seven traffic boxes within the district.

For more information, contact dd@jcheights.com.

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