Call for Entries:
Does It Match the Couch? - A Juried Exploration of Color
June 1, 2018 – September 2, 2018 Opening Reception:
Friday, June 1, 2018 from 6 - 8pm
The ability to submit will end Sunday, April 22, 2018 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.
match or not to match, that is the question! There are varying answers,
viewpoints and even more questions surrounding that age old query that has the
ability to make many an artist cringe. Should you buy a piece of art because it
will compliment your décor or because you like it? Is it taboo to commission an
artist to create an artwork to compliment the color scheme of a room? How do
interior designers select art for the spaces they design? How does color theory
play a role in the creation of art? How does the color palette of a space
affect your mood?
In this whimsical summertime exhibition, Does It Match the Couch? A Juried
Exploration of Color, we will delve into all those questions and more. The walls of the Main Gallery will be lined with couches from local furniture
establishments and the artwork will be installed strategically behind them, or
if sculptural, placed nearby. Plus, we will be offering Lifelong Learning
Series educational programs to fuel the inner artist and interior designer in
let’s explore the notion, should artwork be selected for its intrinsic value or
just to match the color of one’s couch?
Monmouth Museum Exhibition Committee
Note: At a later date a list of participating local furniture establishments
will be provided and artists, Museum members and patrons are encouraged to
visit the stores to see the “participating” couches!
Eligibility: For this juried exhibition all visual arts media applications will be considered (drawing, print, painting, mixed media work, photography, sculpture, video, etc.) 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.
- 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). Painted,
gallery-wrapped canvas is acceptable.
- Wall-mountable artworks must be
less than 7 feet in height or width and sculpture must be less than 10 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
- If accepted, appropriate equipment for video/film submissions
must be provided by artist and pedestals must be provided by all NJ artists for
all three-dimensional works (when appropriate).
Online Submissions Via Submittable Only!SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE:
- 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, Media, Size (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
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 images.
Name images with
consecutive numbers from 1 - 4.
Images must be labeled:
Ideas_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
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS.
Announcement of Accepted Artists: Artists selected for exhibition will be contacted directly
via email by Midnight on Tuesday, May 15th. Artists declined will also be
notified via email by Midnight on Tuesday, May 15th.
- Receiving (In Person Drop - Off): Friday, May 25, 2018 10am to 5pm
- Shipping Due Date: Friday, May 25, 2018 10am to 5pm (See
- Exhibition: June 1, 2018 – September 2, 2018
- Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 2018 from 6 - 8pm
- Pick-up Artwork: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 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, Wednesday, September 5th; Thursday, September 6th, 2018; and Friday, September 7th 2018. 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 Tuesday, September 4, 2018 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 Friday, September 7th, 2018.**
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.
**SHIPPING: All work shipped via FedEx, UPS, DHL, Private
Shipper or USPS must arrive at the Museum by 5:00 pm on Monday, May 21, 2018. 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, Wednesday, September 5th; Thursday, September 6th, and Friday September 7th 2018. A late fee of $5 per day applies after Friday, September 7th, 2018 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:
Arts & Fund Development Manager