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Navigating Elements
Rowan University Art Gallery
301 High Street West, First Floor
Glassboro, NJ 08028

Entry Deadline: 1/29/18
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 8
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 5
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 8

Navigating Elements
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
2018 Arts Annual Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: April 28 - July 28, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 28, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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About the New Jersey Arts Annual

The New Jersey Arts Annual series is a program of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts carried out in partnership with major arts organizations around the state. The unique series of exhibitions highlights the work of New Jersey visual artists working in the areas of fine arts and crafts. One exhibition takes place each year in either fine arts or crafts, in altering sequence, and all artists currently living or working in New Jersey are invited to apply. The Arts Annual has been presented in the past at the Montclair Art Museum, the Morris Museum, the Newark Museum, The Noyes Museum of Art, and the New Jersey State Museum.

Exhibition Theme
The 2018 New Jersey Arts Annual in Fine Art at Rowan University Art Gallery will highlight artists exploring multiple environmental themes. In contemporary art practices artists investigate the relationship of content and medium to convey meaning in their work. For some artists navigating these elements is motivated by content and resolved by medium.

The exhibition “Navigating Elements” will focus a lens on the artistic play with content and medium around environmental themes. All environmental themes will be considered and can be either image driven or issues driven. Topics can include, but not limited to: natural habitats, ecosystems, agriculture, species and biodiversity, renewable resources, recycling, waste and waste management, social practice, climate justice, climate change, and climate policies.


  • All artists over the age of 21.
  • Artists must either live or work in the state of New Jersey to be eligible to apply.
  • All mediums are eligible and artists working in technologies are encouraged to apply.
  • Proposals that include unfinished or unrealized works will not be accepted.
  • Has been completed within the past five years.
  • Is available for the complete duration of the exhibition.
  • Has not been shown in a previous Arts Annual.


Ysable Pinyol, MANA Contemporary

Ysabel Pinyol is the Curatorial Director of Mana Contemporary (Chicago, Miami and Jersey City) and Co-Founder of Mana Residencies. Originally from Barcelona, she earned a Masters of Architecture (M.Arch) from Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB) in 2006. Pinyol began collecting art over two decades ago and opened her gallery in Barcelona in 2007, which she directed until 2011. Since Mana Contemporary’s inception in 2011, she has curated several notable exhibitions, including Mana Seven for Miami Art Week (2016), The T’ang Horse: The Passions of Anthony Quinn (2016), and Pablo Picasso: La Tauromaquia (2014) and Each state of mind is irreducible: Spanish and Latin American Art for Hudson County Community College (2017). She is currently curating two exhibitions, And it can’t be helped, Eisenkraft Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, (2017) and Exquisite Corpse: Moving Image in Latin American and Asian Art (opening on December 5, 2017 at Mana Wynwood during Miami Art Week 2017).

Jodi Throckmorton, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Jodi Throckmorton is curator of contemporary art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Previously, Throckmorton was curator of modern and contemporary art at the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University, Kansas, and associate curator at the San Jose Museum of Art, California. She organized the exhibition and publication Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India (2015). Other projects include Melt/Carve/Forge: Embodied Sculptures by Cassils (2016); Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints (2014); Questions from the Sky: New Work by Hung Liu (2013); Ranu Mukherjee: Telling Fortunes (2012); and This Kind of Bird Flies Backward: Paintings by Joan Brown (2011). Throckmorton is currently curating an exhibition and publication on the work of Rina Banerjee opening in 2018.

Submission Procedure
There is no entry fee to apply. All applications are submitted through the slide management platform CaFE. Artists may submit 5 works for consideration plus 3 details if applicable.

  • Do not email media to the gallery.
  • Currently, linked media from YouTube, Vimeo, etc. is not accepted.
  • Please use upload-ready media files only.

Application Will Include

  • Application form
  • Artist statement
  • Brief Professional Bio
  • Digital images
  • Video and other time-based media are also eligible


Artists chosen for the exhibition will be responsible for all shipping and delivery arrangements of their artwork.

If packing materials are in good condition and space is available, the gallery will save all original packing material provided by artists and reuse it for packing at the end of the exhibition.

Rowan University Art Gallery will insure all artwork at fair market value, from the time it is received at the Gallery until it is released by the Gallery at the end of the exhibition. Artists must assume responsibility for their artwork in transit to and from the Gallery. Artists will be notified upon receipt and inspection of their artwork if the Gallery feels a work cannot be insured due to its condition, structure, fragility or inherent vice.

Rowan University Art Gallery will act as agent for any works offered for sale and will retain 30% of the sales price.

An exhibition catalogue illustrating one work by each artist and a directory of the artists represented will be produced as an on-line printable PDF document, available to download from the Gallery’s website.

Contact Mary Salvante at Rowan University Art Gallery with any questions.

Mary Salvante
Curator, Gallery & Exhibitions Program Director