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

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

[Sponsored Listing] 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.

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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.

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Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park 2020 (New Jersey) – Call For Artists

Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park 2020 (New Jersey) – Call For Artists

Rose Squared Productions announces a call for artists for the Spring Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park 2020. Brookdale Park, located a half a mile from the Garden State Parkway on the border of Bloomfield and affluent, arty Montclair, New Jersey, is a lovely setting for a quality, outdoor fine art and craft show. Presently in its 32nd year, the Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park 2020 show is co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and Rose Squared Productions, featuring 150 fine artists and crafters and has an estimated 12,000+ attendance. The free-to-the-public show runs Saturday and Sunday, June 20th and 21st at 10am-5pm.

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Deadline: 1 Jun 2020

This is a long-standing juried event. Approximately 25% of the show is fine art and fine photography. The clientele who attends the event are middle and upper middle class who appreciate quality. They attend the show to meet the artists and learn about the work and what inspires the artist. Jurying for jewelry closes on January 8. Other categories are juried on an ongoing basis with categories closing as they fill.

Setup is all day Friday and early Saturday morning. Exhibitors may park behind their spaces making set-up and break down easy. Show takes place in a beautiful county park with permanent bathrooms, food, and booth sitters.

The show is heavily advertised with 22,000 direct mail postcards, heavy social media sponsored ads, billboards, posters, and social media partners in the local cultural community.

About Rose Square Productions

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. They participated 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 try to create a quality, juried event in Essex County. The name Rose Squared is from Howard’s grandmother, Rose Rose, and being two Roses, 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 in co-sponsorship with the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs and the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal.

Rose Squared Productions presents from four to six shows annually with 140 to 175 exhibitors. Artists and fine crafters from throughout the East Coast and beyond participate in these well-attended, well-organized events. When the weather gods shine down upon the shows, attendance is from 12,000-16,000. They are now celebrating over 37 years in business.

Rose Squared Productions supports free and fair elections by donating a space to the League of Women Voters.

For more information, contact info@rosesquared.com.

Previous call for artists from Rose Squared Productions

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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.

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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.

Previous call for artists from Rose Squared Productions

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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.

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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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