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.

Current Call for Entries:

Monmouth Museum’s 
Juried Photography Exhibition 

(Main Gallery) 

September 15 – November 10, 2019

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 15, 4-6pm

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:  Monday, August 5, 2019 by Midnight EST 

The ability to submit will end Monday, August 5, 2019, at Midnight ESTYour submission must be completed before Midnight. No Exceptions.
NOTE: 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 work/s for consideration. There is no cost to create a Submittable account to submit to the Monmouth Museum’s Call for Entries, you only pay for making your submission. Remember to confirm you have selected the correct exhibition opportunity.

Museum Statement: 

This exhibition will feature work representing the breadth and diversity of expression in contemporary photography and includes a variety of photographic media, from traditional black and white images to color photographs, digital and manipulated prints, video/film and alternative processes.  

Eligibility: For this juried exhibition all photographic applications (including video/film) will be considered. Open to all artists worldwide age 18 and over. All work entered must be the photographer’s/videographer’s/filmmaker’s original creations and completed within the last five years, and must not have been presented in past Monmouth Museum exhibitions.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Works will be considered through online submission of digital images (*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 curator.
  • Selected artwork must be wired, framed and ready to hang (no saw-tooth hangers).
  • Wall-mountable artworks must be less than 7 feet in height or width.
  • 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 (if applicable).
  • Online Submissions Via Submittable Only!
  • Digital Submission Specifications: DO NOT submit more than 4 entries in your submission. 1 Detail is permitted per work submitted but not required.

SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE:

  • Contact Information (Name, Address, Phone, and Email)
  • Statement Summary (Not over 250 words). Please be careful when submitting your information to include proper spelling and grammar as changes cannot be made after submission. The statement should be written in the first person and specific to the work/s you are submitting.
  • Image List (With a unique Title of each work, MediaSize (HxWxD), Year completed and Price)
  • Images of your work/s. Re-name files to include image number (Corresponding to Image List). JPEG Image Files with the preferred resolution of 300 dpi /ppi 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 for consideration. Please see listing within the form/application for all acceptable file formats.
  • Submission Payment

*Frequently Asked Questions:

  • If your work is selected for promotional purposes you may be asked for a 300 dpi/ppi JPEG image at a later date if the file you submitted is different.
  • 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.
  • The requested Statement Summary has a limit of 250 words. The optional Full Statement has a limit of 2 pages. 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 CV or Biography. Please upload the optional Bio and/or CV in the designated areas.
  • Name images with consecutive numbers from 1 – 4.  Images must be labeled:  Title_EntryNumber_Media_Size_Year_Price
    Example:  Ideas_1_Photography_24 x 36_2018_$2000

FEE: $20 per entry/artwork. You may enter 1 – 4 entries.
Example: 1 entry/artwork = $20; 2 entries/artworks = $40; 3 entries/artworks = $60 and 4 entries/artworks = $80, One image detail is allowed and included per entry but not required.

PAYMENT: Payment must be made at the time of online submission of your entry/entries. Amex, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted through PayPal via Submittable.
SUBMIT HERE

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 2020!

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 worldwide 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

Main Gallery at the Museum