Arts Guild Announces “Artist Of The Month” Competition

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RAHWAY —  Arts Guild New Jersey is holding its second annual Artist of the Month 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.

All artists chosen for the 2014 competition will be featured in an exhibit at Arts Guild New Jersey in early 2015. The exhibit will be held at the Arts Guild New Jersey gallery, located at 1670 Irving Street in Rahway. 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, Sept. 16. 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 72 dpi and be no larger than 4 x 6 inches. There is a $10 entry fee which can be paid by credit card 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 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 the Arts Guild 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.

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.


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