2021 Artsbridge Members Online Exhibition
March 26–June 30, 2021
Entry due between February 22 and February 26

The 2021 Artsbridge Members Online Exhibition is for Artsbridge members only. The online exhibit will begin with an Opening Reception (virtual) on March 26 at 6:30 pm and run through June 30. As in previous shows, artists may submit one piece of artwork, and there is no entry fee. The art will be shown in an online gallery, and the work may be available for sale or NFS (not-for-sale). The entry period for the show is from February 22 through February 26.

We are pleased to announce that Carol Cruickshanks, artist and executive director of New Hope Arts since 2011, will be jurist for awards for this year’s show (see artist CV below). Prizes will be awarded for works in five different media in addition to the “Ty Hodanish Award for Oil Landscape” (see below).

Membership for 2021 must be paid before entering the show. Annual membership fees are $35 for each individual. New members are welcome. Go to http://artsbridgeonline.com/site/member-stuff/become-a-member/ for paying by PayPal or a form to mail in before Feb. 19.

Artwork Requirements: Artwork must NOT have been shown previously with Artsbridge. It must be current art created within the past 3 years. The art is not juried to get accepted, each member enters one piece and it is accepted. There is no size limit (since it is online only). Artists set their own prices and get full payment.

Art on canvas must be framed or must have finished edges; works on paper must be framed. This includes but is not limited to mediums such as acrylic, mixed media, oils, photography, pastels and watercolor. Original pieces only please, no prints, copies or giclées.

3D works are eligible, including but not limited to jewelry, glass, ceramic, pottery, wood, wire, sculpture. No video or performance art.

Carol Cruickshanks

Since 2011, Carol has served as executive director of New Hope Arts, a non-profit organization located in New Hope, PA. Prior to that, she was a long-time faculty member in art history at The College of New Jersey, and was an Art Specialist with Rago Auctions in Lambertville. Carol has authored articles for New England Journal of Public Policy, Modernism Magazine, American Art Review, among others. She has served on the Board of the Trenton City Museum – Ellarslie, and as scholarship chair for the Lambertville – New Hope Chamber of Commerce.

TO ENTER THE SHOW:

  1. Photo of artwork: Take a digital photo of your art (.jpg or .png). Digital files should be between 1-4 megabytes, with 1600 pixels on the longest side. Crop image to the outer edge of the frame or outside of rectangular art. Use a plain solid background for other shapes and sculptures and crop in tight to get largest size for presenting online.

    Name the .jpg or .png file with artist’s name, using the LastName.FirstName format: (i.e. Jones.Maria.jpg or Smith.Daniel.png)

  2. Artist information: Create a Word file containing each item in a separate line: Artist’s name, Title of work, Medium (e.g. “Oil on canvas”), Size: maximum height (inches) x maximum width (inches), For sculpture only: weight (lbs.), Price in dollars, no cents (i.e. $200) or NFS (not for sale), Email address, Phone number (indicate cell or landline), Category (A, B C, D E).*

    *Your artwork will be displayed and judged in one of five categories, based on artistic media. One award will be given in each of the four categories A–D. In Category “E” (oil painting), awards will be given to the top two works, one of which is the “Ty Hodanish Award for Oil Landscape”.

    Please indicate the category below that best fits your work:

    CATEGORY:

    “A” 3-D; includes sculpture, ceramics, fabric art, jewelry, metal

    “B” Watercolor/pastel/drawing: includes watercolor, pastel (all types), egg tempera, charcoal drawing, graphite drawing, printmaking, works on paper

    “C” Photography/Digital Art

    “D” Acrylic Painting

    “E” Oil Painting

  3. Submit your entry: Email your digital photo and Word file to: AB2021.Member.Exhibit@gmail.com during the entry period beginning February 22 and ending February 26. In the email Subject line, include only the artist’s name in the format: Last name, First Name, i.e. Jones, Maria

Purchases: The Exhibit Chair will notify the artist that there is a buyer for their work. The artist will then coordinate directly with the buyer for the sale including the method of payment, transfer of the artwork, shipping (if necessary) and other specifics. Please inform the Exhibit Chair, Laura Nicholson, of action taken so that no sale gets forgotten by emailing her at AB2021.Member.Exhibit@gmail.com

Shipping: Buyers can opt for shipping of art pieces. The cost must be paid for in full by the buyer by arrangement with the artist. Please inform exhibit chair of action taken so that no sale gets forgotten.

Marketing: Online (Artsbridge website, Artsbridge Facebook, members personal Instagram and Facebook) and news releases only. There will not be roadside signs or postcard mailings.

Any questions or concerns, contact Laura at AB2021.Member.Exhibit@gmail.com

Seeking Artists for The New Hope Historical Society Garden Tour “Art in Bloom” on June 5

The New Hope Historical Society has asked New Hope Arts to partner with them on the reintroduction of their annual Garden Tour, that was not run in 2020, but is coming back this year in a new form, “Art in Bloom.” New Hope Arts is organizing the artists and will have them set up at Garden Tour venues, with appropriate cover for 2 Dimension work at many locations.

This year will mark the NHHS’s 27th Garden Tour. Artists are being selected by New Hope Arts to participate with displays throughout the gardens in site specific outbuildings, porches and tents on the properties. Sculpture is solicited for the enhancement of the gardens as well as two-and three dimensional work, crafts and theme appropriate works. In the case of sculpture placements, the pieces must be easy to install and remove. The opportunity to showcase work and sell is unique for this year but will be developed as an inherent part of the tour in the future years.

Rutgers Nursery in Ringoes, NJ is a part of the tour and features a specific program for painters, especially plein air artists but may also be suitable for photography. Rutgers’ contact, Catherine Schurdak will meet with artists so that they can select a spot.

Modeled on the event Rutgers did last Fall, they would provide the following for each artist:

  • postcards to distribute to the artists own audience and that are distributed to Rutgers customers
  • posters created for each artist.
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  • a display setup for each artist in the Garden.

To apply, please forward a few images and contact information to Carol Cruikshanks at New Hope Arts, info@newhopearts.org