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
  •              Medium 
  •              Dimensions or size range (WxH) of pieces 
  •              Prices
  •              Short Bio
  •              Short Artist Statement
  •              Images of your work
  •              Credit card for submission fee (if applicable)


Thank you for submitting your work for consideration in a West Windsor Arts Council exhibition!

Community Description

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) is a non-profit organization that was created in 2002 because a group of citizens came together out of deep community spirit and a belief in the transformative power of the arts. In 2010, the WWAC moved into a local firehouse that was built in 1931. The WWAC’s Mission is to provide high quality cultural programming that brings people together and transforms the world around us by inspiring, educating and promoting the arts and art appreciation for our diverse community. It serves as a gathering place for West Windsor and surrounding communities by presenting arts education classes and camps, community outreach events and rental space, performances in theater, music, and dance, literary events and art exhibitions. These programs serve over 14,500 individuals each year. 

Project Description

The 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.”

The WWAC’s goal is to have the first (of approximately a total of 10) Martian sculpture installed in West Windsor by October 1, 2018, which will allow it 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.

Project Guidelines

  • 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 selected to have her/his sculpture included in The mARTian Project installations will receive a $1,000 honorarium to help defray costs of transportation and other expenses involved. 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. 

Selection Process

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

  • $1,000 honorarium to be paid after successful installation.
  • 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 martianproject@westwindsorarts.org.

Ends on August 24, 2018$15.00
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WWAC Artisan Market 2018: 

Two-Day Artisan Market on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2018

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 eighth 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 year we have created 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:

Show Dates and hours:  New this year, WWAC is offering a 2 day event, with varied Artisans each day.

  • Saturday, November 17, 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday, November 18, 11am to 5pm

Submission Fee: $15 fee to be consider for one day or for both days

Submission Deadline: August 26, 2018

Accepted and declined Artisan notification: August 31, 2018

Accepted Artisan Table Fee: $50 per day accepted, due by September 28, 2018. Please pay directly to WWAC.

Table Size: 30 x 72 inches

Expanded Space, 5 available, additional fee: $25 per day accepted 

GUIDELINES FOR EXHIBITION AT SHOW: 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. Not acceptable work: 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 17, 10am to 6pm (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 7pm. Those Artisans accepted for both days may leave their table setup. 
  • Sunday Nov 18, 11am to 5pm. 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 Friday, September 28, 2018. 

JURIED EXPANDED SPACE: 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 October 26 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.