Welcome to the West Windsor Arts Council's online art submissions page.
Click on the More button below for individual prospectus details and to begin. Please read the full prospectus. For most gallery shows, you will need to have the following ready before beginning the submission process:
- Title of Artwork
- Dimensions or size range (WxH) of pieces
- Price and Insurance Value
- Short Bio *
- Short Artist Statement *
- Images of your work *
- Credit card for submission fee (if applicable) *
*Please note these items are not required for Off the Wall registration for 2019.
Thank you for submitting your work for consideration in a West Windsor Arts Council exhibition!
West Windsor Township is located in central New Jersey, 4 miles from Princeton University, 48 miles from Philadelphia and 60 miles from Manhattan. West Windsor was established initially in 1682. The West Windsor train station is served by Amtrak and New Jersey Transit. Its cultural activities and attractions include the West Windsor Arts Center, West Windsor Farmers’ Market, summer concerts, community festivals and organizations, and several town parks.
On October 30, 1938, during Orson Welles’ infamous radio broadcast of the “War of the Worlds,” local residents, and a nationwide audience, heard that an alien spacecraft had landed in Grover’s Mill (a farming village in West Windsor), Martians had emerged, and were planning to invade the United States. Although the broadcast was a radio drama based on H.G. Wells’ 1898 novel, “The War of the Worlds,” many people believed it was a factual newscast, which sparked widespread public panic and media outrage. Today, a monument stands near Grover’s Mill Pond in Van Nest Park to commemorate this exciting historic event.
The West Windsor Arts Council (WWAC) wants to commemorate the War of the Worlds radio broadcast with a permanent, outdoor, township-wide, family-friendly, series of public sculpture installations, collectively called The mARTian Project. Multiple sculptures will be installed in various highly trafficked locations in historic West Windsor. When complete, these installations will help build a stronger sense of community identity, encourage people to learn about the township’s history and create permanent outdoor sculpture installations for all to enjoy. The Mission of the Project is:
“The mARTian Project is a public art initiative to enhance the quality of life in West Windsor with art and cultural activities to promote a connection between our community and its unique history as the town portrayed in the infamous 1938 “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast.”
WWAC installed the first sculpture in time to be featured in the West Windsor Township celebration of the 80th anniversary of the War of the Worlds radio broadcast to will be held on the weekend of October 27, 2018.
Additional sculptures will be added on an ongoing basis.
- The mARTian Project is open to all sculptors who are at least 18 years of age, regardless of location.
- All entries must be original work and of safe design and construction.
- A sculpture is defined as a visual work of art in two- or three-dimensions, which can be viewed from multiple sides.
- Sculptures must be Martian-like images or related to the “War of the Worlds,” of any size, that are family-friendly and aesthetically appropriate for display in public places. Some examples of the family-friendly criterion include absence of violence, nudity, bias, and hate.
- The sculpture must be able to be structurally secured to a concrete pad or the exterior surface (e.g., wall or roof) of a building.
- Sculptors are responsible for providing specific requirements for mounting a sculpture (e.g., types of fasteners or adhesives).
- Materials may include but are not limited to: metal, plastic, stone, ceramic or any other durable material that can withstand varying temperatures (approximately 22 - 95 degrees Fahrenheit), humidity (approximately 50 – 100% relative humidity), hurricanes, blizzards and other outdoor elements.
- Sculptors are responsible for transporting the artwork to West Windsor, NJ. The WWAC will be responsible for sculpture installation, in consultation with the sculptor.
- Each sculptor must submit a budget for the development, production, and installation of their sculpture. WWAC will seek funding to support accepted projects. The source of funding for The mARTian Project is donations from individuals and organizations.
- The sculptures included in The mARTian Project will become the property of the West Windsor Arts Council.
- The schedule for installation of each sculpture will be mutually determined by the artist and WWAC.
When reviewing sculpture proposals, some of the important considerations will be:
- safety to the public (i.e., no sharp edges, no points, no breakable or bendable components, no climbing hazards, no barbed wire, etc.)
- outdoor durability
- appropriate for family-friendly audience
- connection to War of the Worlds theme
Multiple sculpture proposals may be submitted for consideration.
Sculpture proposals will be reviewed by a committee that includes diverse business professionals and artists from the West Windsor area. The artwork will be judged on artistic merit, originality, technical quality and durability, in addition to the important considerations listed above. The selected sculptors may be interviewed by phone to further discuss their proposed sculpture. Selected sculptors must enter into a contractual agreement approved by the West Windsor Arts Council.
Benefits to the Sculptor
- Sculpture exhibited at high visibility sites in West Windsor, NJ.
- A plaque with the sculptor’s and sculpture name posted near the artwork.
- An ongoing promotional campaign that will include print media and electronic media on a website dedicated to the project. The website will have information about each sculptor and sculpture, and a map guiding visitors to the locations of all the March of the mARTians sculptures.
For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call to Artists: STEAM Series: Mathematics and Art 2019
Exhibit Dates: Monday, September 9 – Friday, November 1, 2019
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 4pm to 6pm
Submission deadline: Sunday, August 11, 2019 at midnight
This is the fourth and final exhibit in a series of STEAM–previous juried shows explored the relationships of each discipline of the acronym (Science, Technology, Engineering, and now Math) with art.
Statement of concept:
The Relationship of Mathematics and Art
Despite being thought of as originating from opposite hemispheres of the human brain, mathematics and art have long been intertwined and enjoy a strong creative relationship. Artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer famously used mathematics in order to help drive their creativity. Mathematical concepts such as the Rule of Thirds and the Golden Ratio continue to serve as the backbone for works that artists create today. While mathematics has a defined set of rules and formulas, we as artists can push the envelope and bend the rules in order to explore the less restrictive outer realms of creativity. Artists can use mathematics as a defined structure in which to operate (e.g., Hamid Naderi Yeganeh) or a spring board from which to leap and play creatively (e.g., MC Escher). As the field of mathematics continues to advance exponentially and drive much of modern society and economics, the relationship between mathematics and art shows no sign of slowing down. As such, we invite artists to submit pieces that showcase how they incorporate math and mathematical concepts, as subjects or behind the scenes, into their work.
JUROR: Lucas Kelly Kelly’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States and throughout Europe. His work has been the subject of multiple solo and group exhibitions, most notably in the survey of abstract painting “The Painted World” at PS1 MoMA. In 2019 Kelly was named as the inaugural artist in residence at the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics. A full professor in Visual Arts at Mercer County Community College, Kelly holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and a MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts. He is a member of the Tiger Strikes Asteroid network of artists, and his studio is in Philadelphia.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists over 18 years of age. All art must be original and new to WWAC.
The maximum size for art, including frame is recommended to be 30in x 30in, but the jurors will judge larger works on a case by case basis.
-All work that can be hung on the wall including video, installation, drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, or printmaking will be considered. A limited number of monitors or other equipment may be available, but it is preferred for the artist to provide his/her own equipment. Artwork must be in original form for the medium being submitted. Giclee or other reproductions of original work will not be accepted, unless original is a photograph/print. Example: giclee of watercolor will not be accepted.
-All works entered MUST be properly finished and ready for hanging, including but not limited to being framed and properly wired across the back with picture hanging wire. Installations for this show may require participation by the artist.
SUBMISSION FEES: $25.00 for a maximum of 3 artworks. Fees must be paid at the time of submission.
- Exhibit dates: Monday, September 9 – November 1, 2019
- Submission deadline: Sunday, August 11, 2019 at midnight
- Accepted art drop-off date: Sunday, September 8, 2019, between 10am – 12pm
- Opening reception: Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 4pm – 6pm
- Pick up of Artwork – Sunday, November 3, 2019 between 10am – 12pm
WWAC Artisan Market 2019:
Two-Day Artisan Market on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, 2019
The WWAC Artisan Market is a celebration of fine arts and crafts. We are looking for Artisans to sell their innovative handcrafted items in our two day Artisan Market and Opening Reception for our Off the Wall Art Show.
ABOUT WWAC ARTISAN MARKET: This year marks the ninth anniversary of our Artisan Market that has grown into a respected venue for showcasing the work of talented artisans and attracts visitors from the greater Princeton area. This is a two day event, allowing opportunities for more vendors and increased attendance from the public. This event is held concurrent with our Off the Wall Affordable Art Sale that is a juried art show bringing in artists from all over NJ. Both events will be held in time for holiday shopping, offering beautiful handmade items and artwork. Please note that submission to the Off the Wall Affordable Art Sale will be under a separate prospectus. WWAC is committed to promoting our events to the public through our extensive on-line lists, press releases, postcards, flyers, event websites and supporters of WWAC.
JURORS: WWAC Exhibition Committee
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT A GLANCE:
Show Dates and hours: We are seeking different Artisans for each day. Artisans can choose which day is best for them.
- Saturday, November 16, 10am to 5pm
- Sunday, November 17, 11am to 5pm
Submission Fee: $15
Submission Deadline: August 25, 2019
Accepted and declined Artisan notification: August 31, 2019
Accepted Artisan Table Fee: $50 per day accepted, due by September 30, 2019. Please pay directly to WWAC.
Table Size: 30 x 72 inches
Juried Expanded Space- 5 available for an additional fee of $25
MORE INFORMATION IN DETAIL:
GUIDELINES FOR ARTISANS: Participating Artisans are expected to read all the information in the prospectus carefully as some items have changed from previous years. Submission of an application serves as acceptance to the rules and policies of WWAC, and those specifically outlined here in the prospectus.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artisans. Work must be original and handcrafted by the artist, and may include jewelry, pottery/ceramics, glass, fiber and textile items, leather goods, paper crafts and journals, metal arts, basketry, woodworking, apothecary, food products such as chocolate, jams, and chutneys, and more. We are looking for artisan's work that will not compete with the wall art for our juried Off the Wall Art Show. Artisan Market items must not include wall art, either framed, unframed or matted. Note cards are allowed.
DISPLAY: Tables must be set up for the entire show for the day you are accepted:
- Saturday Nov 16, 10am to 5pm (10am to 11am open to WWAC Members Only, 11am to 5pm open to the public). Doors will open for Artisans at 8am to set up. At end of show, all Artisans must promptly break down their table display by 6pm.
- Sunday Nov 17, 11am to 5pm (11am to 12 noon open to WWAC Members Only, 12 noon to 5pm open to the public). Doors will open for Artisans at 9am to setup. At end of show, all Artisans must promptly break down their table display by 6pm.
On both days, once cars are unloaded they will need to be moved to parking lot at Princeton Junction Train Station. There is no fee to park there for the day of the event and directions will be given the day of the show.
TABLES: All items must be arranged in a display that will fit on a 30” x 72” tabletop. Tables and chairs will be provided by the WWAC. You may use your own set-up if you request to do so prior to the show and it must fit in the 30” x 72” space. Tables must be covered and skirted to the floor. We can provide a table covering for an additional fee of $10, to be paid the day of the market. No banners above table height will be permitted.
ARTISAN FEE: All Artisans must pay a fee of $15 at the time of submission to be considered for the Artisan Market. Artisans who are accepted into the market must pay the additional $50 table fee per day they are accepted by Monday, September 30, 2019.
JURIED EXPANDED SPACE- 5 available for an additional fee of $25 per day. We are offering 5 juried expanded spaces for an additional fee of $25. Each expanded space is approximately the size of 2 tables, 30” x 72” each, with some extra space. This would be great for clothing racks, small shelves, addition tables, etc. These designated sites allow the Artisan to show more merchandise. If you are interested, please check the appropriate box on the submission from. Artisans will be juried for the spaces, and the selection process will focus on what is best for the show.
SALE OF MERCHANDISE: Artisans will be responsible for collecting sale proceeds for their merchandise. Please be prepared to accept credit cards. Artisans are expected to collect and pay sales tax. WWAC does not take a percentage of Artisan's sales. It is the Artisan's responsibility to obtain any licenses or permits necessary by state and local laws for the sale of handmade items and food to the public.
We are creating a program for the event. Each Artisan will be listed on our page of Artisans. If you would like to purchase an ad for the program, please contact us directly. Quarter page ($25), half page ($50), and full page ($100) black and white ads are available. We will need a pdf file, sized accordingly, along with your payment by Nov 4 by 5pm. Programs will be handed to all customers upon entry. This is a great way for you to advertise your work, and to increase your customer base!
Note: The West Windsor Arts Council retains the right to use artist’s name and digital images of accepted artwork.