Current Call for Entries

42nd Annual Juried Art Exhibtion

Museum Statement: Since the Annual Juried Art Exhibition was founded by the Monmouth County Arts Council in 1979, the exhibition has been presented at the Monmouth Museum. In 2011 the Monmouth Museum assumed complete sponsorship of the exhibition. The same year, the museum expanded the call for entries to be international. As a result, the Annual Juried Art Exhibition has become a refreshing representation of creative talent from around the world. Alongside local New Jersey artists, the Annual Juried Art Exhibition has included artists from Japan, Russia, Lithuania, Israel, and Germany.

This year, the Monmouth Museum presents the 42nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition. We are accepting artwork of all media and styles to feature in our Main Gallery and will be continuing our tradition of showcasing diverse and international art. We are also advancing our goal of focusing on the underrepresented in the arts and providing a platform for a broad group of artists. The Monmouth Museum’s goal is to engage artists and the community in promoting inclusivity of gender, age, background, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and special needs.

(Main Gallery) November 13, 2020- January 3, 2021

Opening Reception: November 14, 2020; 3-5pm

Deadline to Submit: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Midnight EST.



Member Miniatures: BIG Art in small Packages 2020-2021

Museum Statement: Since 2015, the Monmouth Museum has celebrated our Artist Members by hosting an art exhibition in our Nilson and Hallway Galleries. The show has always been an excellent opportunity for our members to show off their talent and creativity in small formats.

For the 2020 Holiday Season, we are continuing the tradition and exhibiting member artwork in an exclusive show once again. As a show of miniatures, we are looking for artwork no bigger than 12″x12″ when framed. Artwork can be all media types; wall-mountable is preferred as there is limited gallery space for pedestals.

(Nilson & Hallway Galleries) November 13, 2020– January 3, 2021

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 14, 2020; 3pm – 5pm

Deadline to Submit: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Midnight EST.



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 Instagram @TheMonmouthMuseum and follow Museum News on the home page to keep up to date on exhibition opportunities.

Main Gallery Exhibitions: 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: 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): The New Jersey Emerging Artists Series consists of annual solo exhibitions to showcase the work of NJ artists.

Exhibition Proposals: 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

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?