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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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Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park – Call For Artists

Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park – Call For Artists

Rose Squared Productions announces a call for artists for the Spring Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park. Located a half a mile from the Garden State Parkway on the border of Bloomfield and affluent, arty Montclair, Brookdale Park is a lovely setting for a quality, outdoor fine art and craft show. Presently in its 31st year, the show is co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs and Rose Squared Productions. Held rain or shine on June 15-16 from 10am-5pm. The show is presently in its 31st year, features 160 fine artists and fine crafters, and has been selected as one of Sunshine Artists Magazines top 200 shows in the country.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 Jun 2019

Most Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park exhibitors can park behind their space with their canopy backdrop in place. Setup is all day Friday and early Saturday morning. The free-to-the-public show runs from 10am-5pm.

A minimum of four images of works and one of display is required for jurying. Jurying for jewelry closes on January 8. Other categories are juried on an ongoing basis with categories closing as they fill.

Excellent PR/advertising with strong Facebook/Instagram paid ads.  Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park promotion includes first class mailing to past patrons (25,000) and multiple email blasts.

About Rose Squared Productions

As former exhibitors, Rose Squared Productions knows what artists need to have a successful event. They have been promoting fine art/fine craft events for 37 years in beautiful county parks, creating excellent marketing opportunities for the participants. Both Howard and Janet Rose were full time teachers at a central New Jersey High School. Janet taught English for 26 years and Howard was a Vocational Graphic Arts teacher for 27 years. They retired in June 2000.

Before beginning show promotion, both were professional potters creating wheel-thrown, functional stoneware participating at quality craft shows for approximately 6 years throughout the Northeast (Lincoln Center, Peters Valley). Knowing what it is like being exhibitors allows them to create a show with the exhibitors interests, both fiscal and physical, in mind. They are committed to keeping out “buy/sell” and reducing as much of the risk an exhibit takes in participating in their shows.

After assisting running an art and craft show at their Temple, Howard and Janet decided to form Rose Squared Productions and create a quality, juried event in Essex County. The name Rose Squared is from Howard’s grandmother, Rose Rose. Being two Roses, they formed the business with the appropriate name.

Their first show was held at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ. After the second year, the business was expanded to include free-to-the-public shows in Montclair, Verona, Upper Montclair, and Cranford. Shows are held in co-sponsorship with the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs and the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal.

For more information, contact howard@rosesquared.com.

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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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Demarest Place Walkway Mural – Call For Artists

Demarest Place Walkway Mural – Call For Artists

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Initiative, the Hackensack Creative Arts Team (CAT), and the Hackensack Main Street Alliance are seeking an artist or artist team for the Demarest Place Walkway Mural. Design and paint a mural at 135 Main Street on the corner of Demarest Place in Hackensack, NJ.

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Deadline: 6 Jul 2018

Demarest Place is a unique pedestrian walkway, crossing Main Street, between the Atlantic Street bus stop and the Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC). This year, the CAT is focusing on activating the site through the arts via a large-scale Demarest Place Walkway Mural. Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group has granted permission to use the north side wall of its building at 135 Main Street, on the corner of Demarest.

This art application is a recommendation based on the outcomes of the Hackensack Strategy Lab, a joint initiative of the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking and the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Initiative, held at Demarest Place on October 17, 2017. Fifty members of Hackensack and surrounding communities collaborated to brainstorm ideas of art, physical elements (lighting, seating), and cultural programming to create an enlivened and beautified public walkway that would serve as an attractive gateway to Main Street from the bus terminal and the HACPAC.

Hackensack, NJ is going through a major renaissance and redevelopment. The city believes the arts plays an essential role in bringing positive change that will better all who live, work, and visit there. Demarest Place is a unique pedestrian walkway that the city is working to transform into a public space for the arts. The selected artist has an opportunity to showcase his/her creative vision on the wall of a prominent building that can be seen from Main Street. It will be viewed by hundreds of passers-by from the new Performing Arts Center and bus station.

One artist or artist team will be selected for the Demarest Place Walkway Mural. The selected artist or team will be paid $9,600 in total for the project, including supplies, planning meeting, design, wall preparation, painting, and sealing of the mural.

About Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Initiative

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Initiative has been partnering with the City of Hackensack, the Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance, and its Creative Arts Team for three years to integrate arts and culture into the city’s redevelopment plans. Together they have accomplished many creative placemaking projects that are enlivening the city through the arts: The Main Gateway Mural Project, Art on a Stick, Interactive Arts Village, and the Utility Art Box Project. They want to make Hackensack a more vibrant place where the arts and artists flourish and community is made stronger.

The Hackensack Creative Arts Team (CAT) is a group of artists, merchants, organizational leaders, and public officials working to implement a creative placemaking plan for the City of Hackensack. Creative placemaking is the integration of arts and culture into a neighborhood, town, or region to build community and livability and boost local economy. The CAT works to identify projects that will move forward the Creative Vision Statement it drafted with the input of various members and sectors of the community.

For more information, contact artsbergen@nnjcf.org.

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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.

Click here for the application / registration

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.

Click here for the application / registration

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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Somerville Arts And Crafts Fair – Call For Artists

JC Promotions (JC) announces a call for artists for the Somerville Arts and Crafts Fair. The space sizes are 10” W x 12” D. Vehicle parking is available.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Apr 2017

This is a juried event. The jury requires five photos of your work and one to two of your outdoor set up (digital images preferred). White or light beige canopies required. Absolutely no retail, buy and sell, or imported items are allowed. This is strictly for artisans who create their own work. If you are a returning exhibitor to JC’s juried events, then you do not have to be re-juried unless you have changed the items you are selling.

Somerville Arts And Crafts Fair artist benefits

JC’s arts and crafts fairs are held in upscale communities in order to match the ideal customer to the event. Find top-notch artisans from the tri-state area that feature arts, handcrafted items, and photography at JC’s juried arts and crafts festivals. Artisans are assured that JC will not comprise the integrity of juried events by bringing in non-conforming exhibitors. JC will promote artist participation in our event with a picture of the craft or art on the JC event website. They will notify the public that you will be attending the particular event.

Somerville Arts And Crafts Fair - Call For Artists

JC Promotions has been in business for over 30 years. It is a professional event planning company that produces a variety of community events throughout New Jersey. As producers of arts, crafts, and photography shows, street fairs and festivals, and flea markets and collectible shows, JC has something special going on every weekend. JC has a well-known reputation for their outstanding event advertising and professional signage. JC produces a multiplicity of events and each one features a particular category of vendor. Whenever JC hosts a fine arts and crafts event, it will be noted in the title of the event. These are juried by a professional committee.

For more information, contact events@jcpromotions.info.

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Fine Art And Crafts At Verona Park – Call For Artists

Rose Squared Productions announces a call for artists for Fine Art and Crafts at Verona Park. The show features 140 fine artists and crafters and has an estimated 10,000 plus attendance.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2017

Verona Park is a beautiful Essex County Park in Verona, New Jersey. The park boasts a boathouse with rental boats and canoes, a lovely lake, and many flower gardens. Located on busy Bloomfield Avenue in Verona, it is an excellent location for an outdoor fine art and fine craft show.

Many Fine Art And Crafts At Verona Park exhibitors can have their car behind their space with their canopy backdrop in place. Set-up is all day Friday and early Saturday morning. The free to the public show runs from 10am-5pm. Jurying for jewelry is January 8. Other categories are juried on an ongoing basis with categories closing as they fill.

The 32nd annual Fine Art and Crafts at Verona Park is an excellent way for artists to display and sell their work in a beautiful county park. All categories of fine art and sculpture accepted. Accepted fine artists must have a canopy and professional display. This is the first of Rose Squared Productions’ four long-standing fine art and fine craft shows of the year. The event is heavily advertised with a 25,000 mailing of color postcards, multiple paid email blasts, email blast to our 5,000 subscribers, paid Facebook advertising, local newspapers, billboards, and posters.

Fine Art And Crafts At Verona Park

About Rose Squared Productions

2017 is the thirty-sixth year Rose Squared Productions have been promoting shows in New Jersey. They:

  • have been in your shoes and have the tales to tell to prove it.
  • promoted the Super Crafts Sunday in the NJ Meadowlands, Peter’s Valley, Nassau Colosseum, Hartford Civic Center, and more.
  • take the jurying process very seriously, presenting quality fine art and craft shows. They do due diligence with regard to buy/sell using a number of investigative techniques including internet research, studio visits, and input from our exhibitors.
    Exhibitors can confirm that removal of inappropriate exhibitors most definitely occurs.
  • have no set deadlines (except jewelry). Categories close as they reach a specific percentage of the show’s expected total number of exhibitors. Jewelry is juried beginning January 8 accepting approximately 20% of a show’s expected total which is fair to the participating jewelers and the public looking for a balanced show.
  • are organized ad nauseam, double and triple checking everything so your experience is the most positive it can possibly be.
  • have built a reputation of treating others the way they want to be treated.
  • create an exhibitor friendly atmosphere where exhibitors get to park behind their booths at three out of four of our outdoor shows. Booth sitting offered when requested for those bathroom/food runs.
  • have a great web site. Individual show exhibitor lists link to participants’ web sites and images of their work on the year’s gallery and slide show.
  • do whatever needs to be done to insure a successful event from bringing along extra soap and toilet paper for the bathrooms to killing ants or bees if needed.

For more information, contact info@rosesquared.com.

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Belmar Arts at the Spring Lake Theater – Call For Artists

Belmar Arts Center announces a call for artists for a special three month exhibit at the beautiful Spring Lake Theater.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 26 Oct 2016

Exhibit dates: November 20, 2016 – March 12, 2017

Opening Reception: Sunday, November 20 at The Spring Lake Theatre, 300 Madison Avenue in Spring Lake, NJ

This is a juried exhibit. The exhibit is open to two- and three-dimensional work provided it can be hung on a wall.

$25 BACmember/$30 nonmember for 1 entry.

$35 BAC member/$40 nonmember for 2 entries.

Theater goers and other guests of the Spring Lake Theater will be able to view art with the possibility of purchasing it.

The Belmar Arts Center is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our residents, visitors, and neighbors by helping the arts to flourish. The Center offers diverse and exciting experiences in both the visual and performing arts for people of all ages, all year-round and promotes expanded public participation in and support for the arts. The organization, founded in 2004, is a non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Trustees.

Our mission is to bring people together to discover, create, learn about, and celebrate the arts.

Our goals:

  • Nurture the arts and support artists
  • Bring arts programming and education to residents and visitors of all ages
  • Use the power of the arts to benefit the community

For more information, contact info@belmararts.org.

Belmar Arts at the Spring Lake Theater

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Arts in the Park 2016 – Call For Artists

Main Street Highland Park, NJ invites artists, crafters, and vendors to participate in Arts in the Park 2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 16 Sept 2016

The festival is a combined street fair, outdoor juried show, and arts and crafts sale.

Awards will be given in each of the following categories:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Fine crafts
  • Jewelry
  • Graphics/Drawing/Printmaking
  • Mixed media
  • Textiles/Quilts/Needlework

Arts in the Park 2016

Main Street Highland Park promotes the downtown business district and artistic community in Highland Park, NJ.

For more information, contact rebecca@mainstreethp.org.

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