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CALL FOR ENTRIES

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MONMOUTH MUSEUM MAIN GALLERY

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony

January 28, 2024  4:00 - 6:00 PM

Museum Statement

Founded by the Monmouth County Arts Council in 1979, the Annual Juried Art Exhibition has been presented at the Monmouth Museum since its inception. In 2011 the Museum assumed complete sponsorship of this annual exhibition. That year, the Museum opened up the Call for Entries to an international audience. As a result, the Annual Juried Art Exhibition has become a brilliant representation of the creative talent and contemporary art trends across our County, State, and Country, as well as internationally.

Every year this stellar Main Gallery exhibition features art in a variety of media while embracing both traditional and new artistic ideas. It never fails to demonstrate the wealth of talent within Monmouth County plus offer the community a chance to view artwork from across the globe and has featured artwork from Japan, Russia, Lithuania, Israel, and Germany. We are proud to say the Monmouth Museum's Annual Juried Art Exhibition can embrace the label of a must-see destination exhibition.

 

As the Monmouth Museum moves into the future, we will continue to build on the excellent reputation of this long-established exhibition and champion its success for many years to come.

Jurors

Monmouth Museum Exhibition Committee. Our exhibition committee is comprised of art industry professionals from a variety of disciplines including art gallery representation, art appraisal, graphic arts, museum professionals, art and museum educators, and fine artists. We use this judging format to provide diverse and informed insight to provide a well-rounded platform for selection of artworks.

Awards

4 monetary Jurors' Awards of $250 each and 5 Honorable Mentions with no monetary award.

Eligibility

For this juried exhibition all visual arts media applications will be considered (drawing, print, painting, mixed media work, photography, sculpture, video, etc.) Open to all artists worldwide age 18 and over. All artwork entered must be the artist’s original creations completed within the last five years and must not have been presented in past Monmouth Museum exhibitions. Giclée reproductions of original works will not be accepted. Prints of digitally created art and photography are permitted.

Entry Fee

$30 entry fee for one work and $10 for up to three additional entries. You may enter 1 - 4 entries. Example: 1 entry/artwork = $30; 2 entries/artworks = $40; 3 entries/artworks = $50 and 4 entries/artworks = $60

Deadline

Payment must be made at time of online submission of your entry/entries. Amex, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted through PayPal via Submittable. There Are No Refunds.

Submission Guidelines

  • Artworks will be considered through online submission of digital images only (*See Below). Submissions are limited to a maximum of FOUR entries/artworks.

  • Acceptance into the exhibition is not guaranteed with entry.

  • The Monmouth Museum reserves the right to reject work delivered at the time of the exhibition that is not the artist's accepted work or does not meet the criteria set by the curators.

  • Selected artwork must be wired, framed (if media applicable) and ready to hang. Wired and painted gallery-wrapped canvas is acceptable.

  • No saw-tooth hangers, magnets, finishing nails, or tacks for hanging.

  • Wall-mountable artworks must be less than 6 feet-6 inches in height.

  • Sculpture must be less than 10 feet in height or width and able to fit through a standard door, 6 feet-6 inches. Pedestals cannot be guaranteed.

  • Entered and accepted work cannot be substituted.

  • All work must be available for the duration of the exhibition.

  • If accepted, appropriate equipment for video/film submissions must be provided by the artist.

  • Mixed media works must list all media used for each piece.


Online Submissions Via Submittable Only! After reading the following prospectus, at the bottom of this webpage you will find the button/link to create or log in to your Submittable account. This is the first step in submitting your artwork/s for consideration. There is no cost to create a Submittable account.

Online Submission Must Include:

  • Contact Information (Name, Address, Phone and Email)

  • Artist Statement (Not over 200 words). Please be careful when submitting your information to include proper spelling and grammar as changes cannot be made after submission. Statement should be written in the first person and specific to the work/s you are submitting.

  • Enter Artwork with a unique Title of each artwork, Media, Size (H x W x D), Year completed (must be completed within the last 5 years.), and Price. (All works must be for sale.)

  • Images of your Artwork/s. 300 dpi/ppi, JPEG format and a maximum largest dimension of 3000 x 3000 pixels. *IMPORTANT: Please upload JPEG Image Files with the resolution of 300 dpi /ppi. Re-name files to include image number. Name images with consecutive numbers from 1 - 4.

 

Images must be labeled:

Title_EntryNumber_Media_Size_Year_Price

 

Example:

Ideas_1_Acrylic_24 x 36_2018_$2000

Announcement of Accepted Artists

Artists selected for exhibition will be contacted directly via email by Friday, December 29, 2023, Midnight EST. Artists declined will also be notified via email by Friday, December 29, 2023, Midnight EST.T.

Calendar (If Accepted)

  • IN PERSON Receiving (Drop - Off): Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 10am to 5pm

  • SHIPPING Due Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2024, from 10am to 4pm (See Details Below**)

  • Important: Accepted artwork not received by 5pm, January 9, 2024, will not be considered for awards.

  • Exhibition: Sunday, January 28, 2024 –Sunday, March 24, 2024

  • Opening Reception: Sunday, January 28, 2024, from 4 - 6 pm

  • Pick-up Artwork IN PERSON: Monday, March 25, 2024, from 10am – 4pm.

  • SHIPPING Return: Send a pre-paid return label with barcode with your artwork.

Drop Off and Pick Up of Artwork

IN PERSON

Monmouth Museum

765 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ 07738

On the Campus of Brookdale Community College,

take Campus Drive to Museum Drive to Parking Lot 1

SHIPPING address for accepted works delivered via FedEx, UPS, DHL:

Monmouth Museum

765 Newman Springs Road

(Museum Drive, Parking Lot 1, Building #10)

Lincroft, NJ 07738

Shipping: All work shipped via FedEx, UPS, DHL must arrive at the Museum by 4:00 pm Tuesday, January 9, 2024 EST. Schedule deliveries between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Please note: Do not ship USPS (United States Postal Service) as they do not deliver to the museum.

All shipping costs and liability of artwork during shipment are the responsibility of the artist. All entries must have a prepaid downloaded FedEx, UPS, or DHL return shipping label with barcode included in the package. PLEASE NOTE: Do not use “FED EX OFFICE” for return shipping labels as they provide no pick-up at the Museum and the Museum does not make deliveries. Please note: Do not ship USPS as they do not deliver to the Museum.

A late fee of $10 per day applies after March 25, 2024. Monmouth Museum is not responsible for any work left after this date. Artwork is not insured by the museum and the Museum is not responsible for artwork after March 25, 2024. Any work left more than one month will be considered abandoned and become the property of the Museum.

Sale of Artwork

The Monmouth Museum will collect the purchase price for all work, take a 30% sales commission and issue a check for the remainder to the artist at the close of the exhibition.

Media/Public Relations Release

The Monmouth Museum reserves the right to use digital images of accepted and exhibited artwork for media and website PR and advertising.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The image specifications stated above are preferred due to the PR and printing needs of the Museum. Images of different resolutions and formats can still be submitted, for example 72 dpi/ppi and 92 dpi/ppi or PNG and TIFF files, etc. can be submitted and will not exclude your work from consideration.

  • If your work is selected for promotional purposes you may be asked for a 300 dpi/ppi JPEG image with a maximum largest dimension of 3000 pixel at a later date.

  • The Museum will not re-size images or offer tutorials on the re-sizing of your images. Please visit the internet for an abundance of various sources and YouTube tutorials on how to re-size your images.

  • HINTS: iPhone and Smart Phone photographs are usually compatible with our requested format. Remember to only photograph the artwork - not the frame, glass or wall and crop the image when needed.

  • The required Artist Statement has a limit of 200 words. Please write your statement in the first person and state HOW & WHY you created the specific work/s being submitted. Please do not use identifying markers such as your name or website in this section. This section is not a Curriculum Vitae or Biography. If selected by the Jurors for exhibition the Public Relations Department may contact you for additional materials if needed.

For submission assistance:

Carolyn Robertshaw

crobertshaw@monmouthmuseum.org

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