Ends on August 14, 2017$20.00 - 80.00
$20.00 - 80.00


Monmouth Museum

Juried Watercolor Exhibition:
Traditional to Modern  

(Main Gallery) 

September 15, 2017 – November 5, 2017

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 15th, 2017 from 6 - 8pm

The ability to submit will end on 
Monday, August 14th 2017 at Midnight EST.  
Your submission must be completed before Midnight.
No Exceptions. 

NOTE: After reading the following prospectus, at the bottom of this webpage is the button/link to create your Submittable account (unless you already have one established). This is the first step in submitting your artwork/s for consideration. There is no cost to create a Submittable account to submit to the Monmouth Museum’s Call for Entries, you only pay for making your submission. Remember to confirm you have selected the correct exhibition opportunity.

Museum Statement
The fluidity within the medium of watercolor offers artists a gamut of innovative and bold ways to express how they see the world. From the traditional transparent processes often capturing people, places and things in a realistic fashion, to expressive modern approaches encompassing the use of inks, gouache, acrylic and mixed media; watercolor, watercolors, watercolour, aquarelle, acuarela, etc., offer both the artist and viewer a chance to explore this unpredictable, uniquely challenging but beloved medium. Watercolor works in a variety of styles on paper, cotton, rag and fiber will be considered for this exhibition.

Juror: Monmouth Museum Exhibition Committee

Eligibility: For this juried exhibition all traditional and modern watercolor media, styles and processes will be considered including inks, gouache, acrylic and mixed media on paper, cotton, rag or fiber. Open to all artists world-wide age 18 and over. All artwork entered must be the artist’s original creations completed within the last five years, and must not have been presented in past Monmouth Museum exhibitions. NO print substitutions of original works allowed.  

Submission Guidelines: 
  • Artworks will be considered through online submission of digital images (*See Below). Submissions are limited to a maximum of FOUR entries/artworks.
  • Acceptance into the exhibition is not guaranteed with entry. 
  • The Monmouth Museum reserves the right to reject work delivered at the time of the exhibition that is not the artist's accepted work, or does not meet the criteria set by the curator. 
  • Selected artwork must be wired, framed (if media applicable) and ready to hang (no saw-tooth hangers).
  • Wall-mountable artworks must be less than 7 feet in height or width and able to fit through a standard door.
  • Entered and accepted work cannot be substituted. 
  • All work must be available for the duration of the exhibition. 

Online Submissions Via Submittable Only!

  • Contact Information (Name, Address, Phone and Email)
  • Artist Statement (Not over 250 words) and Payment. Please be careful when submitting your information to include proper spelling and grammar as changes cannot be made after submission. 
  • Artwork List (With a unique Title of each artwork, MediaSize (HxWxD), Year completed and Price)
  • Images of your Artwork/s (300 dpi/ppi* Jpeg preferred format - See Below)

*IMPORTANT: Please upload JPEG Image Files with the preferred resolution of 300 dpi /ppi. Re-name files to include image number (Corresponding to Artwork List).

Digital Submission Specifications: DO NOT submit more than 4 entries in your submission. 1 Detail is permitted per work submitted but not required.
*Frequently Asked Questions: 

  • The image specifications stated above are preferred due to the PR and printing needs of the Museum. Images of different resolutions and formats can still be submitted, for example 72 dpi/ppi and 92 dpi/ppi or PNG and TIFF files, etc. can be submitted and will not exclude your work from consideration. 
  • If your work is selected for promotional purposes you may be asked for a 300 dpi/ppi JPEG image at a later date.
  • The Museum will not re-size images or offer tutorials on the re-sizing of your images. Please visit the internet for an abundance of various sources and YouTube tutorials on how to re-size your image.
  • HINTS: IPhone and Smart Phone photographs are usually comparable with our requested format. Remember to only photograph the artwork, not the frame, glass or wall and crop the image when needed.
  • The requested Artist Statement has a limit of 250 words. Please state HOW & WHY you created the specific work/s being submitted. Please do not use identifying markers such as your name or website in this section. This section is not a CV or Biography. If selected by the Jurors for exhibition the Public Relations Department may contact you for additional materials if needed.

Name images with consecutive numbers from 1 - 4. 
Images must be labeled:

Confidence_1_Acrylic_24 x 36_2014_$2000

Fee: $20 per entry/artwork. You may enter 1 - 4 entries. 

Example: 1 entry/artwork = $20; 2 entries/artworks = $40; 3 entries/artworks = $60 and 4 entries/artworks = $80, One detail image is allowed per entry but not required

PAYMENT: Payment must be made at time of online submission of your entry/entries. Amex, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted through PayPal via Submittable. 


Announcement of Accepted Artists: Artists selected for exhibition will be contacted directly via email on 8/21/17. Artists declined will also be notified via email on 8/21/17

CALENDAR (If Accepted) 

Receiving (In Person Drop - Off): 
Monday, September 11, 2017 from 10am to 5pm  

  • Shipping Due Date: Monday, September 11, 2017 from 10am to 5pm (See Below**)
  • Exhibition: September 15, 2017 – November 5, 2017
  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 2017 from 6 - 8pm
  • Pick-up Artwork: Monday, November 6, 2017 from 10am - 5pm
  • Shipping Return**:  Send a pre-paid return label with your artwork/s. Artists are then responsible to schedule pick-up with their own shipping provider for either, Tuesday, November 7th; Wednesday, November 8th; and Thursday, November 9th, 2017. Schedule pick up between 10am and 4:30pm. 

There is a $5 per day late fee for all works left at the Museum after the in person pick-up date of Monday, November 6, 2017 from 10am - 5pm. You cannot remove your artwork from the exhibition early. The $5 per day late fee applies for shipped works left at the Museum beyond Thursday, November 9th, 2017.** 

Sale of Artwork: The Monmouth Museum encourages the sale of exhibited artwork. The Monmouth Museum will collect the purchase price for all work, take a 20% sales commission and issue a check for the remainder to the artist at the close of the exhibition. 

Media/Public Relations Release: The Monmouth Museum reserves the right to use digital images of accepted and exhibited artwork for media and website PR and advertising. 

Insurance: All temporary loans accepted by the Monmouth Museum shall be insured at the confirmed value under the Museum’s Fine Arts Policy while on the Museum's premises.  In the event of loss of, or damage to a loan, the Museum’s liability to the Lender shall be limited to the value stated on the agreed upon price list attached to this Loan Agreement. The Lender agrees the Museum shall only be liable for those risks covered by the Museum’s insurance policy following generally excepted standard exclusions. Works that are for sale are only eligible for up to 80% of the stated value (Lender’s commission rate). 

**SHIPPING: All work shipped via FedEx, UPS, DHL, Private Shipper or USPS must arrive at the Museum by Monday, September 11, 2017. Schedule deliveries between 10am and 4:30pm. 

All shipping costs and liability of artwork during shipment are the responsibility of the artist. All entries must have a prepaid downloaded FedEx, UPS, DHL or USPS return shipping label with barcode included in the package. PLEASE NOTE: Do not use “FED EX OFFICE” for return shipping labels as they provide no pick-up at the Museum and the Museum does not make deliveries. Artists are responsible to schedule pick up with their own shipping provider for either,  A late fee of $5 per day applies after 
Thursday, November 9th, 2017 for works that were shipped (Schedule pick up between 10am and 4:30pm).

Receiving (In Person Drop - Off):
Monmouth Museum, 765 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ 07738
On the Campus of Brookdale Community College, take Campus Drive to Museum Drive to Parking Lot 1

Shipping address for accepted works delivered via FedEx, UPS, DHL and Private Shipper:
Monmouth Museum, 765 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ 07738

Shipping address for accepted works via USPS delivery ONLY:
Monmouth Museum, PO Box 359, Lincroft, NJ 07738

For more information:

Catherine Clark

Arts & Fund Development Manager

● cclark@monmouthmuseum.org

● 732-224-1989