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Arts Guild New Jersey Announces New 2014 Artist of the Month Competition

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 • 2:34pm

Arts Guild New Jersey announces the 2ndannual Artist of the Month, a juried competition open to fine artists everywhere. Twelve artists will be chosen, each to be featured on Arts Guild New Jersey's website for one month over the course of one year. The Artist of the Month website pages will include several images of the artwork, statement and current exhibit resume of each selected artists. An announcement for each Artist of the Month listing will be sent to our e-mail lists and promoted on all of our social media sites. All artists chosen for the 2014 competition will be featured in an exhibit at Arts Guild New Jersey in early 2015.

At the conclusion of the 12 month program Arts Guild New Jersey will present an art exhibit featuring the twelve artists chosen for the year of the Artist of the Month competition. The exhibit will be held at the Arts Guild New Jersey gallery, located at 1670 Irving Street in Rahway, NJ. The exhibit will run for approximately one month. All artworks will be offered for sale in the gallery, as well as through the Arts Guild's website, if this is acceptable to the chosen artists.  

The deadline for submitting artwork is Monday, September 16, 2013.  Submitting artists will be notified within three weeks of the deadline.

Interested artists can visit http://www.agnj.org to complete an entry form and upload up to six images of recent work. Images uploaded for the judging process should be formatted as JPEGS, saved at 72dpi and be no larger than 4 x 6 inches. There is a $10.00 entry fee which can be paid by creditcard through the link on the Arts Guild's website.

Artists may alternately send a CD with six images formatted as specified above, with a statement, current resume, artist's name, address, phone number and email address. CDs should be mailed to Arts Guild NJ: 1670 Irving St. Rahway, NJ 07065, and include a $10.00 check written out to “Arts Guild New Jersey” to be considered for the competition.

The first competition was in 2012. Beginning in January 2013, chosen Artists of the Month have been featured on a new blog linked to our website. To view the Artist of the Month blog visit: http://www.agnj.org and click the “Artist of the Month” banner of the main page.  The artists chosen for this year in the contest will be featured beginning in January 2014.

This program is open to ALL fine artists. Judging will be conducted by Arts Guild New Jersey Executive Director, Lawrence Cappiello as well as additional artist jurors, to be announced. All media will be considered for this exhibit, with the exception of crafts, such as jewelry, pottery and glass.

Artist of the Month winners will be announced in November, 2013 and the program will commence on the Arts Guild's website in January, 2014. The order in which the twelve winning artists are presented does not reflect a particular rank. Winners are assigned to a month at the discretion of the judges.

 

About Arts Guild New Jersey

1670 Irving Street

Rahway, NJ 07065

(732) 381-7511

Arts Guild New Jersey is a non-profit center for the arts located in the downtown Arts District of Rahway.  Each year, the Guild presents a series of fine art exhibitions and an art education program that includes studio art classes for adults, teens and children, an on-going series of intensive one-day workshops for adults, and a series of summer art workshops for teens and children. Arts Guild New Jersey is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway, NJ Turnpike, Routes 1 & 9, Saint Georges Avenue (Route 27/35), and by train, via NJ Transit Northeast Corridor and Jersey Shore Lines. The exhibit program at Arts Guild New Jersey is made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by a grant from the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, which promotes health, well-being and quality of life in New Jersey’s communities, including the arts. Sponsors of this program are RSI Bank, Rahway, NJ, and ConocoPhillips.

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