Deadline October 24: Photographers are invited to submit photographs to be considered for exhibition at the 21st Annual Juried Photography Exhibit of the New Jersey Photography Forum. The exhibit is open to any photographer able to hand deliver their work to the Watchung Arts Center at 18 Stirling Road on the Circle in Watchung, NJ 07069 on Saturday, October 24th from 1-4 PM. The cost is $20 for every two photographs entered. There is no limit to the number of entries; however, all entries must be professionally presented and securely wired for hanging. Each finished work can be no wider than 45 inches including frame. No clip frames or clips holding the wire. Images that have been previously exhibited at the Watchung Arts Center may not be entered. Black frames and white mats are preferred. Any piece larger than 20×24 should have plexiglass and a sturdy frame. More information about submission requirements is available at www.njphotoforum.com.
There will be cash awards for Excellence ($100) and Merit ($50) determined by the jurors. All work should be available for sale. All sales will be handled by the Watchung Arts Center who will receive a 30% commission to support the art center.
The public is invited to attend the opening artists’ reception on Sunday, November 8 from 1- 4PM at which time awards will be presented.
The exhibit is free and open to the public during business hours of the Watchung Arts Center: Tuesday-Friday from noon to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am-3pm or by appointment. The exhibit will be curated by Nancy Ori of Berkeley Heights. The jurors for the show are: Wendel White: Distinguished Professor of Art at Stockton University; published photographer by Chroma: Manifest; in numerous public collections and publications. Ira Black: Gallery Director for Gallery 70 in Morristown; fine art photographer. Nancy Ori: exhibitor, curator, freelance photographer and educator; director of NJ Photography Forum and Digital Arts Group; owner of NJ Media Center in Berkeley Hts.
The New Jersey Photography Forum is dedicated to furthering the interests of professional and serious photographers living or working in the New Jersey area. Over the past 20 years under the direction of Nancy Ori, the NJPF has become the largest and most recognized group of fine art exhibiting photographers in the state. The monthly meetings are held at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit and encourage attendees to share expertise and advance their skills. The meetings provide access to a wide variety of current creative and technical information through informal presentations and demonstrations by manufacturers and photographic artists. Regularly, photographers have an opportunity to display their work for critique by others. Exhibition possibilities within the fine art community are constantly explored, which has become an invaluable resource for photographers interested in becoming fine art exhibitors. For more information, go to www.njphotoforum.com or call Nancy Ori at 908-790-8820.
The Watchung Arts Center offers new art exhibitions each month; performances of music, comedy, and improve; and classes for children and adults in art, photography, dance, yoga, and more.
For more information, go to www.watchungarts.org.