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2024 International Juried Exhibition
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Entry Deadline: 11/16/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee for Artists): $40.00
Entry Fee (Reduced Entry Fee for Art Educators and Members of The Center): $30.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: New Jersey
Event Dates: 1/19/24 - 3/17/24

EXHIBITION DATES: January 19, 2024 – March 17, 2024

JUROR: Hunter O'Hanian

Special Exhibitions Committee Award: Up to three artists will be selected for a solo exhibition at The Center for Contemporary Art in 2025.
First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $250
Third Prize: $100

Submission Deadline: Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. MT
Artist Notification:Tuesday, December 12, 2023 (by email)
In Person Delivery and Receipt of Shipped Work: Wednesday, January 3 – Thursday, January 11, 2024 – note that the facility will be closed prior to January 3, 2024!
Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday, January 19, 2024
Pre-paid Artwork Return and In-Person Pick-Up: March 18 - March 24, 2024 during office hours

Hunter O’Hanian has a long career in supporting visual arts and LGBTQ+ studies.  He is the past Executive Director of the Stonewall National Museum and Archive and the College Art Association, the largest professional association supporting art historians and visual artists in the world. Prior to that, he was the founding Director of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.

Prior to joining Leslie-Lohman, Hunter was the Director of the Foundation for Massachusetts College of Art and Design.  Prior to that, he led two renowned artists’ residencies programs, having served as the President of Anderson Ranch Arts Center, outside Aspen, CO, and Director of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, the largest residency program for emerging artists and writers in the United States.

Hunter has a long career of non-profit board and community involvement. He is the past board chair of the Alliance of Artists Communities, the national membership organization for artists’ residency programs. Hunter graduated from Boston College and received his law degree from Suffolk University.  He is presently working on a collection of stories and images by Baltimore artist, Amos Badertscher. 

$40 for up to three entries
$30 for Members of The Center for Contemporary Art & Art Educators

Entry fees are non-refundable

The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in all media. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging and no larger than 36″ X 36″. Free-standing pieces may not exceed 32″ X 32″ X 48″ or weigh more than 75 lbs. Work across a variety of media and display solutions is encouraged. Accepted work cannot be substituted and must be available for the duration of the exhibit. Please contact The Center with questions about oversize pieces or other shipping concerns before you apply.

Submit up to three JPG digital images. 
Upload options for image files:
File format: JPEG or JPG only
File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side
File size: 5 MB maximum
Information on how to resize your file can be found here.

File Type: MOV, MP4, WMV, 3GP, AVI, ASF, MPG, M2T, MKV, M2TS.
File Size: Under 100 MB.
Currently, linked media from YouTube, Vimeo, etc. is not accepted.

The artist is responsible for the cost of shipping or mailing artwork to and from The Center for Contemporary Art using UPS, Fed-X or DHL. A return shipping label and return postage must be included with the artwork. Artwork may also be hand-delivered to and picked up from The Center for Contemporary Art on the appropriate dates during the scheduled times.

All artwork is insured for its declared value from the time it is received through March 24, 2024 while it is on the premises. Artists are responsible for insuring artwork during transit. The Center for Contemporary Art receives a 40% commission on all exhibition sales.

MEDIA/PUBLIC RELATIONS: The Center for Contemporary Art reserves the right to use digital images of exhibited artwork for media, website, PR and advertising.

Application Requirements

Please provide an artist statement, CV/BIO.

Eligibility Criteria

The exhibition is open to artists age 18 and older