The Hunterdon Art Museum is now accepting entries for its 2017 Members Exhibition. All the information and rules you need are below. Remember, you can submit up to five works of art. One artist will be selected to receive a solo exhibition at the Museum in 2018.

Want to become a member so you can enter the show, plus take advantage of all the perks a HAM membership offers? Then please go here.

Juror

Since 2010, Mary Birmingham has been Curator at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, where she directs an ambitious program of contemporary art exhibitions. She began her career at the Whitney Museum, and for nine years was a member of the curatorial department of the Montclair Art Museum. From 2007-2010, she was Director of Exhibitions at the Hunterdon Art Museum. Birmingham received an MA in Art History from Hunter College, with a concentration in American Modernism and is the author of Dynamic Impulse: The Drawings of Stuart Davis. She has organized numerous exhibitions, and has written and lectured on a variety of topics in American and contemporary art.

Eligibility

All current members of the Hunterdon Art Museum are invited to submit up to five images of work completed in the last five years, and not previously exhibited at the Museum. Two-dimensional work must not exceed 72 inches in height or width, including frames. Three-dimensional work may not weigh more than 50 pounds, or measure more than 72 inches in height or 30 inches in width or depth. Those who are not current members may join when applying to the exhibition.

Entry Fee

A non-refundable fee of $40 is required of all participants. Entry fees are necessary to cover the cost of organizing the exhibition.

Requirements

By Email: Click here and complete the downloaded entry form (there is a Word version of the entry form here) and email it to ellen@hunterdonartmuseum.org, along with images of your artwork(s). Please use “2017 Members Exhibition” as the subject line. Images should be attached in JPEG format, no larger than 300 dpi at approximately 4 x 6 inches. Each image should be titled with your last name and the title of the work (e.g.: Monet, Water Lilies.) Please include additional information such as bios, resumes, artist statements, etc. attached to your email. Also, please be sure to use your last name in the titles of all documents submitted. Entries must be received by July 7, 2017.

By Mail: Click here and complete the downloaded entry form (there’s a Word Document version available here) and mail it, along with the entry fee and images of your artwork(s) on a CD to the attention of “2017 Members Exhibition.” Images should be in JPEG format, no larger than 300 dpi at approximately 4 x 6 inches. Each image should be titled with your last name and the title of the work (e.g.: Monet, Water Lilies.) Additionally, you must provide a separate document with the following for each image submitted: title, year, medium, size (this may be placed on the same disc or printed and included).
Please include additional information such as bios, resumes, artist statements, etc. with your submission. Also, please be sure to use your last name in the titles of all documents submitted and label your CD with your name, email address and telephone number. CDs will not be returned. Entries must be received by July 7, 2017.

Selection and Prizes – Win a Solo Exhibition

The Museum will notify artists of the juror’s selections on or about August 1, 2017 by email. A list of accepted artists will also be posted on the Museum’s website. The Juror will select one artist as the recipient of a solo exhibition in the Museum’s River Gallery to be held during the 2018-2019 season. Additionally, a Hunterdon Art Museum prize of $100 will be awarded to one artist.

Reproduction

The Hunterdon Art Museum reserves the right to reproduce any work accepted for the exhibition for use in publicity materials.

Delivery and Return

All work must be hand-delivered, in protective packaging, in ready-to-exhibit condition to the Museum, by the dates outlined in the calendar. The Museum will provide insurance for works that are physically present at the Museum or under the care, custody or control of an authorized HAM employee or representative, for the insurance value stated unless otherwise advised. Artists are responsible for insurance during transport to and from the Museum.

NOTE: The Museum will produce a postcard announcement for the exhibition. Artists who wish to produce individual announcement cards may do so at their own expense; however, any such cards must be clearly identified as a product of the artist, not the Museum.


Museum programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, Investors Foundation, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, The Large Foundation, The Provident Bank Foundation and other corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Hunterdon Art Museum is a wheelchair accessible space.

Publications are available in large print. Patrons who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired may contact the Museum through the New Jersey Relay Service at (TTY) 1 (800) 852-7899.