Call Detail
2023 New Jersey Arts Annual: Mother Nature vs Human Nature

Entry Deadline: 12/4/22
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Local
State: New Jersey
Jury Dates: 12/5/22 - 12/15/22

2023 New Jersey Arts Annual Prospectus  

HOSTED BY: The Noyes Museum of Art 

SPONSORED BY: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts


EXHIBITION DATES: February 1 – June 24, 2023

New Jersey Arts Annual  

The New Jersey Arts Annual is a unique series of exhibitions highlighting the State’s visual and performing artists. In partnership with major museums around the state, one exhibition takes place each year, alternating between host institutions. These exhibitions are open to any artist currently living or working in New Jersey. 

The Arts Annual series is sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.  

Exhibition Theme  

The 2023 Arts Annual is open to New Jersey Artists working in any medium (visual, audio, video) who wish to explore the crises climate change and the inequality of climate resilience. Artists will be encouraged to offer local to global perspectives. Two galleries will be dedicated at each location, Arts Garage in Atlantic City and Kramer Hall, Hammonton. This will provide more dedicated space to exhibit many New Jersey Artists. 

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University welcomes submissions to the Mother Nature vs Human Nature: The Inequity of Climate Resilience  

from February 1 – June 24, 2023. This open call invites a range of artistic practices and media that explore the Climate Crisis theme. In addition to the exhibition, dedicated programs will be offered in conjunction with the exhibition like lectures, podcasts, panel discussion, etc.  


Robert Roesch was born in New York State, lives in Philadelphia Pa, and works in a studio in the New Jersey Pinelands.  As a graduate of Pratt Institute and the State University of New York, Roesch served as the Chair of Sculpture and a sculpture faculty member at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for the past 35 years. Roesch is chairperson of the Philadelphia Art and Architecture Commission and has received 12 grants, including a Fulbright Specialist Award that brought him to lecture and exhibit throughout Japan in 2006-07 and to represent the United States in the Baku Biennial in 2009 while also representing the United States in the Cairo Biennale in 2019. His work is in museum collections Internationally and has completed 20 major public art projects in the United States including the Gateway to the City of Wichita Kansas and the entrance to Texas A & M University in Corpus Christi. 

Together with his wife, artist Suzanne Horvitz, Roesch was the Cultural Advisor to The United States Embassies in Azerbaijan, Egypt, Syria, Argentina, Ecuador, and Myanmar. Their collaborative sculpture “Transduction” is a permanent installation at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. 

Roesch was an invited artist in the 2007 and 2009 Biennials in Alexandria Egypt, and he was the guest of the Chinese Government and the Academy of Fine Arts in Hang Zhou, in 2008. He built a solar powered sculpture for Westlake, Hang Zhou. In 2010 he completed a second sculpture Rainwall- “a Moment in the Garden” sited in downtown JianDe. In, 2016 a third sited public artwork- “The World in Balance” for the G20 Summit held in Hang Zhou, China. 

In 2021 along with Suzanne Reese-Horvitz he curated BORDERLESS Digital practices in changing times. for the Noyes Museum. 

Roesch is exhibited video and digital artwork at Schau Fenster Gallery in Berlin, Germany opening in 2021. 

Suzanne Horvitz Born in Philadelphia, PA, Founder and Executive Director of Foundation for Today’s Art/ Nexus. Dr. Horvitz collaborates with her partner Robert Roesch on large-scale projects, their work “Transduction” is a permanent installation at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ.  Horvitz has received fellowships from PA’ Council on the Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts, grants from NEA and a Masterworks Fellowship from The Center for Creative Glass. In 1977, Horvitz received her D. Ed from Columbia University.  She had a one-person exhibition at the Gulbenkian Museum, Portugal. She has had one -person exhibitions and is in the permanent collections of the Fyns Kunstmuseum, Denmark, Utah Museum, Museum of Greater Victoria, and Musée D’Art Contemporain in France.  Her work has also been exhibited in and is in the permanent collection of the Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, Corning Museum, Museum of American Glass, and Glasmuseum, Denmark. Horvitz has had exhibitions of her artwork in South America, the Far East, and the Middle East. She was awarded a Fulbright Specialist Award 2006 to 2016. Dr. Horvitz has taught workshops and classes in painting, artists books, and digital art at Colleges and Universities in United States and abroad, including: University of the Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Fleisher Art Memorial, Texas A&M University and Art Academy of Hangzhou, China.  

About the Museum  

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University offers several locations in Southern New Jersey, providing access and support to the arts and artists of the region and beyond. A source of inspiration and enjoyment for enthusiasts of the arts, from residents of the community, students and faculty of the university, to visitors to the shore and Pine Barrens, the Noyes Museum serves the entire South Jersey area. In 2010, the Noyes partnership with Stockton University began as a natural extension of Stockton’s commitment to the area’s cultural scene. The Noyes Museum formally became a part of Stockton University in 2016. Home to one of the area’s top performing arts centers, Stockton has its own art gallery, a growing visual arts program, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is among the many courses of study. Through Communications Studies, Historical Studies, Language and Culture Studies, Literature and Philosophy, Stockton is serving the arts and humanities in southern New Jersey.    

Today, The Noyes Museum maintains its founders’ dedication to preserving, highlighting, interpreting, and celebrating the arts through its dynamic locations across southern New Jersey. 

Submission Details 

There is no entry fee. 

All submissions must represent work that: 

  • Has been completed within the past two years.
  • Is available for the complete duration of the exhibition.

To submit work, applicants must apply online at (CaFÉ). A link to that platform and a PDF of the abbreviated prospectus is located on the Noyes Museum’s Exhibitions webpage – Opportunities for Artists 

Artists may submit up to six (6) total works in any media. High quality digital photographs of the work(s) must accompany the application. Images, video, or audio files may all be submitted, but the total number of submitted works must be no more than six (6). CaFÉ accepts up to six (6) total uploads of all work and detail images. Compilation images are acceptable if more than one image is needed. 

Submissions must also include a current résumé, brief artist biography, an artist’s statement, and complete and accurate dimensions of the work submitted. For works selected for the exhibition, the submitted images may be used in the catalog, on the Museum website and publications, programsand/or for press purposes. If you do not choose to have your images retained by the Museum, please note that at the top of your artists’ statement document. The Museum reserves the right to edit the artist’s statement. The artist statement should be no more than 150 words. 

See Specifications below for accepted CAFÉ work sample formats. 

Submissions must also include a current résumé, brief artist biography, an artist’s statement, and complete and accurate dimensions (in Inches - Height x Width x Depth; weight if over 50lbs; # minutes for audio/video) of the work submitted. For works selected for the exhibition, the submitted images may be used in the catalogue, on the Museum website and publications, programs, and/or for press purposes. If you do not choose to have your images retained by the Museum, please note that at the top of your artists’ statement document. The Museum reserves the right to edit the artist’s statement. The artist statement should be written in the first person and no more than 150 words. 


  • Images must be in JPEG or JPG format.
  • File Dimensions: 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side. File Size: Under 5 MB
  • Video must be in MOV, MP4, WMV, 3GP, AVI, ASF, MPG, M2T, MKV, or M2TS format.
  • File Size: Under 100 MB.
  • Linked media from YouTube, Vimeo, etc. is not accepted.
  • Audio must be in AIFF, WAV, XMF, or MP3 format.
  • File Size: Under 10 MB.

Please Note:

  • Images should be of publishable quality, including sharp, accurate color reproduction and the highest resolution possible. Selected works/images may be used in the exhibition catalogue, on the Museum website, in digital publications, or for press purposes related to the 2023 New Jersey Arts Annual.
  • Inclusion of images in the application constitutes permission from the artist to use submitted images for such purposes free of restrictions. The Museum will endeavor to include all appropriate credit information whenever images are reproduced.
  • Each digital file MUST include the following as accompanying information in the CaFÉ upload: artist’s name, title of work, date, medium and dimensions (in inches, height x width [x depth, if appropriate]; weight if over 50lbs; # minutes for video/audio). (Example: “Jane Smith, Untitled, 2021, oil on canvas, 24 x 24")
  • CaFE accepts up to six (6) total uploads of all work and detail images. Compilation images are acceptable if more than one image is needed.
  • Artwork requiring assembly or special handling must include precise directions and photo(s) of the assembled work.
  • Artwork MUST be ready to install and include all necessary hanging hardware (D rings, metal wire, cleats), equipment or mounts.
  • If artwork is not inherently balanced or stable, an appropriate mount or method must be provided.
  • Electrical requirements must be stated; US/North America standard: 115/120V, 60hz; no more than 15 amp. Delicate electronics (micro-controllers, midis, etc.) must include their own battery back-up (UPS)
  • Audio, video, and media works must be accompanied by all the necessary AV equipment (monitor, projector, media player, speakers, cables, etc.). They must have the ability to automatically restart components and initialize the multimedia program if power is interrupted. Multimedia must function without active WiFi and all auto update features should be disabled. Sound volume must be adjustable.

*All work samples must be submitted via a CAFÉ application. Please do not email the Museum directly. 


  • Competed Entry Form in CaFE
  • Up to 6 high resolution images per work or 6 high resolution videos for new media submissions, or a combination of images, video, and audio of no more than 6 samples.
  • Artist Biography
  • Artist Statement document, 150 words maximum, written in the first person
  • Current Résumé

Please do not email images to the museum.  

Email Michael Cagno, Executive Director with questions.  

Selection Process  

All submissions will receive direct consideration by the juror and Noyes Museum curator. Artists may also be selected at the invitation of the juror and Noyes Museum curator. Applicants may be requested to submit additional materials. Artists are strongly encouraged to visit the Museum before submitting their work, as is possible given the current pandemic. 

Please Do Not Email Materials To The Museum.  

Email Michael Cagno with any questions,  


Application Deadline: December 4th, 2022

Complete application with all supporting materials must be received in CaFÉ by midnight on December 4, 2022. You are encouraged to submit in advance of this date, if possible. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Jury Deliberation:  December 5th – 14th, 2022  

Artists Notified of Status: No later than January 5th, 2023  

Letters of Notification will be sent out via the CAFÉ email system to all applicants. 

Exhibition Opens: February 1st, 2023    

Exhibition Closes:  June 24th, 2023

Opening Reception Arts Garage:  Saturday, February 4th, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00        

Closing Reception Hammonton: Saturday, June 3rd, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 

Delivery Date:  January 21st - 23rd, 2023, 11:00 – 5:00         

Installation Date:  January 23rd - February 2nd, 2023     

De-Install Date:  June 25th - 27th, 2023, 11:00 – 5:00       

Pick-up Date:  June 25th - 27th, 2023, 11:00 – 5:00       

Exhibitions schedule and related components may be subject to change. 


*If you need technical assistance with the CaFE system please contact help for artists: 

Website support is available Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MDT. Call us at 303.629.1166 or by email.

Help Page is here.

Application Requirements

Fill out the submission form via CaFE and submit at least one (1) or a maximum of six (6) work samples. Submissions should be representative of the artist's work completed within the last two (2) years. 

Eligibility Criteria

Artists must be over the age of 21 and either live or work in the state of New Jersey.