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New Jersey Emerging Artists: 2023-2024

(Nilson Gallery)

Deadline Extended: August 18, 2023 at Midnight EST

Museum Statement:

The Monmouth Museum is committed to providing opportunities for New Jersey artists. New Jersey Emerging Artists started in 2007 to give a platform to local artists who have yet to exhibit their work in a solo-show and create a nurturing environment to develop their careers. We have worked with over 70 local artists since the program's inception and it has become a popular staple at our museum. 

Each New Jersey Emerging Artists series consists of six monthly solo exhibitions where artists are given a platform to exhibit their work and are guided through the stages of a solo exhibition including the installation of the show. Artists are also provided promotional material and an opening reception by the museum. 


The focus of the upcoming Emerging Artists Series will be representing the underrepresented in the arts, as it applies to all fields and disciplines. We look to thoughtfully engage a broad group of emerging artists and prioritize diversity in all areas, including gender, age, background, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and the special needs community. The focus is to encourage the artistic expression of those artists underrepresented in the art world, at their point of emerging in their next career level as an artist. By creating a platform and providing a voice to these diverse perspectives, the exhibits can provide an inclusive and interactive space for artistic exploration and support a collaborative environment for attendees. 


This exhibition opportunity is open to any artist who is a full-time resident of New Jersey, at least 18 years of age, and has not had a solo exhibition at a Museum or gallery. If selected, proof of New Jersey residency is required. 







2014 – 15

Laura Bethmann Michael Burris Johnson Gina Delia Haneui KimInyoung Seoung Hannah Ueno

2013 – 14

Dawn DiCicco Alphonso DunnSteven Epstein Alexa GarbarinoSue Kasdon Bill Ross

2011 – 12

Etty Yaniv Francisco Diaz Carlos Frias Joanne Amantea Ann Marie Fitzsimmons Aliza Augustine

2009 – 10

Shin-Young An Rachel LeibmanSangita Phadke Jill Baker GowerRiccardo Berlingeri Michael Hynes

2012 – 13

Jane Dell Karissa HarveyWilliam Waggoner Wendell Jeffrey Pam Cooper

2010 – 11

Seth Ruggles Hiler Anique Taylor Megan Ruisch Lauren Rosenthal Gary Dates Amy Puccio

2008 – 09

Rick Buttari Linda Lee Nicholas Kathy Forer Yvonne Yaar John Monahan Darren McManus

2007 – 08

Philip Carroll Paul Lenz Pat Brentano Marie Sturken Michalyn Tarantino Gustav Rosenlof