Current Call for Entries

Several times throughout the year the Museum will announce Calls for Entries here on this page that will enable artists to submit works for consideration for both group and solo exhibitions in our Galleries. So be sure to like us on Facebook and Twitter @MonmouthMuseum and follow Museum News on the home page to keep up to date on exhibition opportunities.

Photo from Kevan Lunney’s Opening Reception

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Kevan Lunney in front of some of her pieces for “Archeology: Shared Wisdom”

Excerpt from Sherry Rubel’s Gallery Talk


NJEA Sherry Rubel discusses some of the stories behind her work dealing with homelessness in Central Jersey. Be sure to catch every word at the next gallery talk for Kevan Lunney in September. Check our website for updates.

Call for Entries: Juried Portrait Exhibition

DEADLINE: Monday, August 24, 2015
presented in the Main Gallery 9/18 – 11/1/15

Opening Reception: Friday, September 18, 2015 from 6 – 8pm

Call for Entries is now CLOSED.

Museum Statement

From the best-known portraits in the world such as Leonardo da Vinci’s painting the Mona Lisa, Vincent Van Gogh’s numerous self-portraits, the political portraits of statesmen and world leaders throughout time to the modern day “Selfie”, portraiture and capturing the human face and its expression with the intent to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of a person is an enduring part of our culture across the globe.

For this juried exhibition a portrait is defined as an artistic representation of a person whether it is a drawing, print, painting, mixed media work, photograph, sculpture, video, etc. with all visual arts media applications being considered.

Juror: Monmouth Museum Exhibition Committee

Announcement of Accepted Artists: Artists selected for exhibition will be contacted directly via email by 9/01/15. Artists declined will also be notified via email by 9/01/15.
IMPORTANT: If selected please refer to this Prospectus for delivery/shipping information.

Online Submissions Via Submittable Only!

Juror: Monmouth Museum Exhibition Committee

New Jersey Emerging Artists Series

njea-all-artists-final The Monmouth Museum is committed to present the work of NJ emerging artists through its popular series, The New Jersey Emerging Artists Series, now entering its eighth year. The New Jersey Emerging Artists Series consists of six annual monthly solo exhibitions to showcase the new work of NJ artists who have not previously held one-person exhibitions in our State. The Nilson Gallery in the Monmouth Museum provides a unique and exciting opportunity for these artists to exhibit their work. Selected artists are guided through the exhibition process, provided promotional materials and give an Artist’s Talk during their

exhibition, offering the public insight into their artistic process. All opening receptions & Gallery Talks are free and open to the public. The artists selected for this Series represent the diversity of talent in the State and demonstrate creativity in a wide variety of media.

NJ Emerging Artists Series 2015 – 2016 Selected Artists

Thank you to everyone who entered their portfolio for consideration for the Monmouth Museum’s NJ Emerging Artists Series. The Monmouth Museum Exhibition Committee is continually amazed at the vast amount of talent our great State of New Jersey has to offer. The competition was, as always, very tight for this exhibition opportunity but the Jurors have made their decision on the next 6 artists (See Below).

Again, to all the artists who entered and shared with us their artwork, we thank you, good luck in all your artistic endeavors, look for the NJ Emerging Artists Series 2016 – 2017 Call for Entries and opportunity to submit again on our website at the end of January 2016 and most important of all, keep creating art!

Congratulations to…

Sherry Rubel – Photography
Kendall Park, NJ
July 10 – August 9, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, July 10th 6 – 8 pm

Kevan Lunney – Fiber Works
East Brunswick, NJ
August 14 – September 13, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, August 14th 6 – 8 pm

Janet Tsakis – Colored Pencil Portraits
Weehawken, NJ
September 18 – October 18, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, September 18th 6 – 8 pm

Danielle Austen – Photography
Hillsborough, NJ
March 25 – April 24, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, March 25th 6 – 8 pm

Seunghwui Koo – Mixed Media Sculpture
Cliffside Park, NJ
April 29 – May 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, April 29th 6 – 8 pm

Lorraine DeProspo – Oil and Wax Paintings
Montclair, NJ
June 3 – July 3, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, June 3rd 6 – 8 pm

 

The 2015 – 16 New Jersey Emerging Artists are:

Sherry Rubel, Kendall Park (Photography) artist-sherry-zoom“TC”

Kevan Lunney, East Brunswick (Fiber Works) “Archeology 24″

Janet Tsakis, Weehawken (Colored Pencil Portraits) Janet_Tsakis-2_Tsakis_Janet_JanetandChris_ColoredPencil “Janet and Chris”

Danielle Austen, Hillsborough (Photography) Danielle_Austen-3_Austen_D_Streams_Photo “Streams”

Seunghwui Koo, Cliffside Park (Mixed Media Sculpture) Seunghwui_Koo-4_Koo_S_Amazing_Pig_2_Mixed_Media. “Amazing Pig 2″

Lorraine DeProspo, Montclair (Oil and Wax Paintings) Lorraine_DeProspo-1_DeProspo_L__Capefog_oil_on_canvas“Capefog”

Upcoming Call for Entries

Several times throughout the year the Museum will announce Calls for Entries here on this page that will enable artists to submit works for consideration for both group and solo exhibitions in our Galleries. So be sure to like us on Facebook and Twitter @MonmouthMuseum and follow Museum News on the home page to keep up to date on exhibition opportunities.

Call for Entries coming in 2015!

Main Gallery Exhibitions Summary: The 2,300 square foot Main Gallery presents changing art, science and history exhibitions. Exhibitions selected by professional jurors, group exhibitions in specific mediums and themes, cultural and historically significant subjects and national traveling exhibitions are presented annually in the Main Gallery.

Juried Exhibitions Artists world-wide who are age 18 or older (unless otherwise noted in the prospectus) are eligible to enter works for consideration to our Juried Exhibitions following the guidelines and specifications outlined in each prospectus. All entries are submitted digitally through an online submission process.

Nilson Gallery Exhibitions Summary: In planning the ongoing schedule of exhibitions in the 950 square foot Nilson Gallery, the Museum is committed to providing opportunities for New Jersey artists. Six of the Gallery’s annual exhibitions feature the work of emerging New Jersey artists. Also presented are art exhibitions related to culture and the history of our community. All entries are submitted digitally through an online submission process.

NJ Emerging Artists Series (NJEAS) Summary: The New Jersey Emerging Artists Series consists of six annual solo exhibitions to showcase the work of NJ artists who have not previously held one person exhibitions in our State. Selected artists are mentored through the exhibition process, are required to give a Gallery Talk, provided promotional materials and sales of their work are encouraged.

Museum Gift Gallery Summary: The Monmouth Museum Gift Gallery is committed to featuring the art & crafts New Jersey Artists and Artisans as well as featuring artworks and items related to the current exhibitions presented in our Galleries. If you are interested in selling your work in our Gift Shop or need more information please contact us HERE.

Exhibition Proposals Summary: The Monmouth Museum Exhibition Committee will review proposals from Curators, Artists, Artist Groups, Traveling Exhibitions, etc. at quarterly meetings. The Museum receives numerous proposals, in turn, only complete proposals submitted well in advance will be considered. Please mail your proposals to Monmouth Museum PO Box 359 Lincroft, NJ 07738 (to the attention of Catherine Clark)

Frequently asked questions…

How much does it cost per image to submit to a juried exhibition?
How will I know if I get into a juried exhibition?
Can I submit via email, photograph or by bringing my work to the Museum?
For more information contact: Catherine Clark, Arts & Education Coordinator, cclark@monmouthmuseum.org, 732-747-2266 ext.6

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