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2019 Works on Paper - National Juried Competition
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies, NJ 08008

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: New Jersey
Event Dates: 5/24/19 - 6/24/19
Entry Deadline: 4/26/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (2019 Works on Paper - National Juried Competition): $35.00

National Juried Competition - Works on Paper 2019
The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, LBI, New Jersey

"Works on Paper" 2019 is the 21st Annual National Juried Competition and Exhibition at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Works on Paper can include but is not limited to Drawing, Painting on Paper, hand pulled Prints, Photographic Prints, Digital Works on Paper, and Paper constructions that can be wall hung.

The Juror for 2019 is Dr Louis Marchesano,
the Philadelphia Museum’s new Audrey and William H. Helfand Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.

Three cash Prizes and three Honorable Mentions will be awarded by the Juror at the opening reception. Artist do not have to be present to receive their awards.

The competition and exhibition is open to emerging as well as established artists working in the continental US.
May 24  - June 23, 2019
Reception & Awards Presentation: Sunday, June 16,  5 - 7pm

The 21st annual exhibition, National Juried Competition "Works on Paper" 2019 at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences welcomes entries of original work, created within the last two years, which explore the varied media which utilize Paper.  The Competition and Exhibition is open to artists in continental USA only. Works on Paper can include, but are not limited to: drawing, painting on paper, hand-pulled prints, photographic prints, digitally created artwork displayed as prints, and paper constructions which may be wall hung.

Cash Awards will be announced at the reception $500 first prize, $250 second prize, $100 third prize; and three honorable mentions. Other awards to be announced.

Artists 18 years and older, residing in the continental USA, are eligible. 
Works on Paper can include, but are not limited to: drawing, painting on paper, hand-pulled prints, photography, digitally created artwork displayed as prints, photographic prints, and paper construction that are wall hung. Entries must have been created within the last two years and not been previously shown at LBIF.
Two dimensional works should not exceed 60 inches in width and 60 inches in height, and not exceed 10 lbs.  Work may not project in the third dimension beyond 18 inches. However, larger size work is encouraged and allowed but the artist must provide return prepaid postage or pre-paid return shipping label for work and packaging that is over 10 lbs and/or larger than 60 inches by 60 inches. Please do not submit work that has a retail value over $10,000.
Submitted work must be available for the duration of the exhibition. ALL WORKS MUST BE FOR SALE. The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences will retain a 40% commission of the purchase price on all works sold during the exhibition. If any artwork is commissioned from this exhibition, the LBIF will retain 40% of the commissioned price.
Work submitted must be suitably framed, firmly wired, prepared for hanging, and professionally presented. No sawtooth hangers; no sandwich frames. All paper must be displayed framed and protected under acrylic (Plexiglas). 3-D work will be considered, but should be wall mounted, or able to be displayed on a 10” deep wall mounted shelf. Please do not submit three dimensional works in the round that require pedestals.
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences reserves the right to exclude from the exhibition any works that do not arrive in sturdy condition, or are deemed too fragile to be successfully exhibited. Work that has not been suitably prepared will be hung at LBIF's discretion.
Please only submit work that will be available at the time of the exhibition and will remain for its entirety. No accepted entry may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition. No pricing changes will be allowed after acceptance. Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible. Entries must not have been previously exhibited at LBIF. If the work does not fully reflect what is represented in the submitted images, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences reserves the right to exclude it from the exhibition.
Please refer to the prospectus for full details regarding eligibility, deadlines, awards and details posted on the LBIF website at:


April 26, 2019  Deadline for entries on

May 3:  Accepted entries posted on LBIF website by this date; artists will also be notified by email
May 20:   Work must be received by this date at LBIF
May 24 - June 23: Exhibition dates
June 16   5–7 PM,  Reception
June 27, 2019  Work returned to artists

AWARDS: $500 first prize, $250 second prize, $100 third prize and three honorable mentions.
Please note: Artists are not required to attend the reception. Artists who receive an award and do not in attend the reception will receive their check by mail.
IMAGE SIZING:  Image size for entry on CAFE:

File format: JPEG or JPG only

  • File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side. Anything larger than 1200 px will be resized to fit the limitations.
  • File size: under 5 MB

If you are having difficulty resizing your images to fit this format, go to
Drag and Drop your images in the space on the site. Click longest side from the left hand menu. Enter 1920 in the box next to pixels. Hit the Start Resizing. You should see it says completed. Note that depending on your browser settings, the image may go directly to your “Downloads” folder.
If you have questions, please contact LBIF at 609-494-1241 or email at

FEES: $35.00  for up to 3 entries (non-refundable)

We suggest - for the Juror's convenience - that on the CAFE application after the TITLE of your WORK on your application, you state the medium you are submitting, such as "STILL LIFE - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY" or "STILL LIFE - CHARCOAL DRAWING ON  PAPER". Because of the range of materials that are allowed, this information will quickly inform the Juror when viewing each of the submitted images. 
ARTIST STATEMENT:  Please include in your application a one page Artist Statement. A one to two page Resume is optional.

NOTIFICATION: Accepted entries will be notified by email and posted on the LBIF website.
LBIF website:

or paste this URL in your browser.

If you do not receive your notification by the notification date, please contact LBIF at:

DELIVERY of accepted artwork:  Shipping/Delivery instructions will accompany email notification of acceptance. Shipping to LBIF is the responsibility of the artist. Return shipping via UPS for accepted artworks will be provided by the LBIF, for work that complied with the stated dimensions and weight and with a pre-printed Return Label.  Any larger submissions or packages that weigh more than 10 lbs. must be sent with a pre-paid return shipping label or shippers’ UPS or FEDEX account number to charge to artists’ account.  
Works will be insured for the duration of the exhibition from time of arrival at the LBIF until return shipment to the extent of 60% of the artist’s stated retail value.

About the Juror

The Juror for 2019 is Dr Louis Marchesano, the Philadelphia Museum’s new Audrey and William H. Helfand Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.

Dr. Marchesano has served as Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Getty Research Institute (GRI) in Los Angeles since 2002. After completing a BA with honors in the Visual Arts from the University of Western Ontario in 1987, Marchesano received an MA (1990) and PhD (2001) in the History of Art from Cornell University. Dr. Marchesano has written and lectured on topics ranging from antiquarianism in the Renaissance and Baroque and French prints from the period of the Revolution to the end of the Bourbon Restoration to the graphic work of the German artist Käthe Kollwitz. Much of his scholarship has focused on the history of printmaking in France from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries, and for these contributions the French government this year bestowed upon him the honor of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters).


Submission to NJC 2019: Works on Paper constitutes an agreement with all conditions of this show. The artist allows the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences the right to photograph accepted work for publicity purposes, use artist's name and bio, and images of artist and their work for publicity purposes. Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences reserves the right to reject any work not resembling the submitted entry or work that is not ready to be shown according to the aforementioned specifications.

The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences (LBIF) was established in 1948 as a non-profit institution by artist Boris Blai to provide arts and educational opportunities to the surrounding communities.  Blai, a sculptor and founding Dean of Tyler School of Art, Temple University, had a vision that through exceptional art exhibitions, classes, and cultural activities the LBIF could provide visitors an opportunity to experience and share quality arts and cultural programming.  For more than sixty-nine years the LBIF has delivered this mission through its Exhibition programs, Visiting Artists programs, Artist Residency and Retreat Program.
APPLY ONLINE on Call for Entry (CaFE). All entries should be subbmitted online.

For further information and instructions for submissions to this Competition and Exhibition visit:

April 26: Deadline for submission on CAFE
May 3: Accepted Artists notified
May 20: Artwork due at LBIF
May 24-June 23: Exhibition on view
June 16: Reception for Artists & the Public. Prizes & Awards announced 



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