Ends on October 9, 2018

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Monmouth Museum
Holiday Exhibition - Fabulous Food

(Main Gallery) November 18 – December 30, 2018
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 4 - 6 pm

The ability to submit will end Tuesday, October 9th 2018 at Midnight EST.  Your submission must be completed before midnight. There will be no exceptions made for late entries. 

NOTE: After reading the following prospectus, please scroll down to the bottom of this webpage to find the button/link to create your Submittable account (or to log in to your existing account ). 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:

Family, Friends, Fun and Food! This year, the Monmouth Museum’s Annual Holiday Exhibition, Fabulous Food, celebrates the intersection of art and food. In this merry and mouth-watering international juried show, the Main Gallery will be adorned with artists’ two and three dimensional depictions of food and the festivities surrounding the sharing of a meal. Regardless of country, religion, politics, socio-economic status, race, class and gender, creating and partaking in traditional meals and social activities during the holidays is a common thread present in all communities.

Throughout art history humankind has used the portrayal of food to symbolize, comment on and commemorate what is happening in our own lives and the society surrounding us. The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci; Giuseppe Arcimboldo's imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruit, vegetables, and fish; VanGogh’s glowing scenes of the harvest; Cezanne’s vibrant still life works of fruit; the iconic images of the American holiday meal created by Norman Rockwell; the pop art soup cans of Andy Warhol to the current popular trend of foodstagramming, are all prime examples of the impact of Fabulous Food on our creative culture. 

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” - J.R.R. Tolkien

The Main Gallery will also feature our popular Winter Wonderland Model Train Display and Christmas Tree decorated by the Friends of the Monmouth Museum.   

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.

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). 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 exhibition. 
  • If accepted, appropriate equipment for video/film submissions must be provided by the artist and pedestals must be provided by all NJ artists for all three-dimensional works (when appropriate). 

 Online Submissions Via Submittable Only!


  • Contact Information (Name, Address, Phone and Email)
  • Artist Statement (Not over 250 words). Please state HOW & WHY you created the specific work/s being submitted. Also, please take care when submitting your Artist Statement to include proper spelling and grammar as changes cannot be made after submission. *Please do not use identifying markers such as your name or website in your Artist Statement. This section is not a CV or Biography.
  • Artwork List (With a unique Title of each artwork, Media, Size (HxWxD), Year completed and Price) Please upload your Artwork List in the form of a document using one of the following acceptable file types: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf, wpf, odt. 
  • *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 may still be submitted, for example 72 dpi/ppi and 92 dpi/ppi or PNG and TIFF files, etc. may be submitted and will not exclude your work from consideration. 
  • If your work is selected for promotional purposes you may be asked to provide 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.
  • HINTS: IPhone and Smart Phone photographs are usually comparable with our requested format. Remember to photograph only the artwork - not the frame, glass or wall and crop the image as 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 as follows:
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 Submittable.


Announcement of Accepted Artists: Artists selected for exhibition will be contacted directly via email by October 24, 2018 Midnight EST. Artists declined will also be notified via email by October 24, 2018 Midnight EST.

CALENDAR (If Accepted) 

  • Receiving (In Person Drop - Off): Monday, November 12, 2018, from 10am - 5:00pm 
  • Shipping Due Date: Monday, November 12, 2018 from 10am - 4:30pm (See Below**)
  • Exhibition: November 18, 2018 - December 30, 2018
  • Opening Reception: Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 4 - 6 pm
  • Pick-up Artwork: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 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 Thursday, January 3, or Friday, January 4, 2019. 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 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 10am - 5pm. You may not remove your artwork from the exhibition early. 

**The $5 per day late fee applies to shipped works left at the Museum beyond Friday, January 4, 2019.

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 remaining 80% 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.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 4:30 pm Monday, November 12, 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 Thursday, January 3 or Friday, January 4, 2019.  A late fee of $5 per day applies after Friday, January 4, 2019 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 submission assistance:

Dawn DiCicco

Artist Liaison

Tuesday - Thursday


732-224-1995 (direct)

For more information:

Catherine Clark

Arts & Fund Development Manager


732-224-1989 (direct)