The Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation (CASID), in partnership with the City of Jersey City and the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs Office, is pleased to announce a new call for artists for a Central Avenue Artwork Installation, aiming to expand the outdoor art gallery along Central Avenue, Jersey City.
Deadline: 30 Jul 2021
The CASID is seeking well-executed proposals for its main street community. Proposals should be family-friendly and suitable for all ages. Selected artwork will be commissioned for installation late summer/ early fall 2021 and paid upon completion. Central Avenue is a ¾ mile main thoroughfare consisting of 240 storefronts and is centrally located in Hudson County (estimated population 672,400).
The Central Avenue Artwork Installation artwork should complement Central Avenue’s main street environment and contribute to positive energy, boost morale, and upbeat attitudes among residents, visitors, and shoppers. This project will further the neighborhood’s long-term goal of adding art destination to Hudson County’s distinct resume.
The artist with the winning mural design(s) will receive agreed monetary compensation and be featured on the organization’s website and other social media accounts such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Artists will have the opportunity to address the public at a press conference.
“My wife and I found this so appropriate since the people of Jersey City were incredibly friendly and appreciative. People either walking by or shouting from their car windows said Thank You. WOW! I should be thanking them. The people of Jersey City were so engaged; this made the artwork for us. We painted a traffic box, but the people gave it the meaning we intended. That is, people being connected, sharing, and helping one another. Another observation was that the people were wearing their face masks – the caring for one another was evident. Thank you to the people of Jersey City and to Alexa, Executive Director of Central Avenue SID Management Corp.” – Micheal Cooper artist for “Together Again & Again” located off of Central and Bower St in September 2020.
About Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation
Central Avenue in Jersey City prides itself on the outdoor art gallery along the shopping corridor. New Jersey Advance Media named Central Avenue the most eye-popping one mile walk in Jersey City in 2019. This year will mark Central Avenue’s twelfth consecutive year installing artwork. With over 20 art pieces on the avenue, colorful artwork is appreciated by hundreds of shoppers each day. Heights neighborhood as a hub of culture and commerce. This new installation will add to a flourishing outdoor art gallery which already includes art on seven traffic boxes and five splendid murals. The main street shopping district in adjacent to the Riverview Arts District and this project will further the neighborhood’s long-term goal of adding “art destination” to Hudson County’s distinct resume.
For more information, contact ALima@jcheights.com.
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.
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.
- 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 email@example.com.