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Art Fair 14C gallery exhibitions Jersey City

 

FAQs for galleries

Does my gallery have to be from New Jersey to be eligible for an exhibition room?

The exhibition application is open to all galleries or arts organizations, or individual artists – no geographic restrictions.

I’m not a traditional brick-and-mortar gallery, can I still apply?

We recognize that the traditional model of gallery is in flux – it’s one of the reasons we created this art fair, to help strengthen galleries! – and that there are many different ways that art dealers can exhibit and sell art. We are open and flexible in our requirements for gallery applicants, but if you are uncertain about applying, please feel free to email us at info@artfair14c.com, explain your business model, and we will be happy to help guide you.

 Who are the jurors selecting the exhibiting galleries?

Our jurors are: Ivy Brown of Ivy Brown Gallery, Jacquie Grande, Director of Reveal Art Fair, Jonathan LeVine of Jonathan LeVine Projects, and Susan Mumford, CEO of the Association of Women Art Dealers.

Is there a fee to apply?

Yes, there is a $35 application fee for galleries.  This fee covers the costs of the application (we use Submittable) and honoraria for the judges.

What are the costs to participate?

Galleries or organizations selected as exhibitors will pay the cost of their hotel room at the Hyatt Regency, which is $249 per night for four nights – checking in March 14, checking out March 18. With tax, the total comes to $1,161.50, which is due upon check-out on March 18.

There are no other costs required by Art Fair 14C – galleries will have the option of renting additional display supplies from either the hotel or approved vendors. The rental fees will be no more than the actual cost of the equipment – we’re a non-profit and our mission is to support the visual arts – so everything we offer to galleries and artists is at cost.

There is also no fee or commission on sales from the exhibition rooms. Though if an exhibitor needs a credit card sale facilitated, the Jersey City Arts Council will do that for a 5% fee.

Can we effectively display art in the Hyatt rooms?

There is no question that a 400 sq foot hotel room is not the same as a white-walled booth at a large exhibition center, but we feel the Hyatt’s rooms are well set up for display, particularly of small and medium scale pieces.

Anne Trauben and James Pustorino of the Drawing Rooms visited the Hyatt to check out the possibilities of the rooms as exhibition spaces. Here is their review:

We were so impressed with the rooms at the Hyatt and are excited to apply to our first art fair. The rooms are large and beautiful and have great views. We were intrigued by the creative possibilities of placing artworks in this fun and first-rate setting. Work can be placed on the bed or on top of the large impressive headboard which runs almost 10 feet wide across the wall. Work can also be propped against the chair and a desk. Paper pieces and light work can be adhered to the walls. The closet, bathroom and windows can also be used as display areas. The ballroom, where the juried show will be, is gorgeous. It is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and a terrace which opens onto the Hudson River with a great view of Manhattan. The staff were so accommodating to us when we visited the rooms. We feel very fortunate that Robinson is putting her full attention on this project and that such an exciting opportunity is coming to our area for an incredibly reasonable price. We are positive it will be a success.

Anne Trauben, Artist, Exhibitions Director & Curator
James Pustorino, Artist, Executive Director

Drawing Rooms

926 Newark Ave #T107

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Journal Sq. PATH stop

www.drawingrooms.org

The exhibition spaces are hotel rooms – will the furniture be removed?

Hyatt regency hotel room for Art Fair 14C gallery exhibitions Jersey City 2019No – the only thing that will be removed prior to check-in will be the single piece of artwork currently hanging in each room. This hotel art fair will be reminiscent of the original Gramercy Hotel Art Fair that was the genesis for the Armory Show, with artwork creatively displayed on all surfaces.

The rooms at the Hyatt Regency, which range from 360-400 square feet, are well suited for displaying art – particularly small and medium sized work.  There are ample surfaces to prop up art work, and we will have temporary walls available to rent.

There will be storage spaces provided by the Jersey City Arts Council for luggage, packing material, and a few items that can be removed from the rooms.

Can we use the rooms after the Fair’s open hours for client appointments?

Yes – it’s your room, you have occupancy of it from March 14 through the 18th. You can also sleep overnight, as long as the room is ready as an exhibition space by open hours the next day.

What if I have never participated in an art fair before?

Because our focus is on small and medium sized galleries, and in particular, galleries from New Jersey, we anticipate that many will 14C as their first art fair experience.  We want to provide the boost that allows galleries to increase their exposure and abilities to continue at other art fairs.

I have more questions.

We’ll try to answer them all – please write to us at info@artfair14c.com.

 

FAQs for artists

Do I have to be from New Jersey to participate in the art fair?

Yes and no.

The Juried Show for individual artists is open only to artists who live or work in New Jersey. You must have a current New Jersey address to apply.

But there are no geographic restrictions for exhibition rooms – any artist (or group of artists) may apply for one of the rooms.

Who are the jurors for the Juried Show?

Our jurors are: Ivy Brown of Ivy Brown Gallery, Jacquie Grande, Director of Reveal Art Fair, Jonathan LeVine of Jonathan LeVine Projects, and Susan Mumford, CEO of the Association of Women Art Dealers.

Is there a fee to apply?

Yes, there is a $35 fee for all artists, who are allowed to submit a maximum of three works for consideration. This fee covers the costs of the application (we use Submittable) and honoraria for the judges. If you apply for an exhibition room – and you are from New Jersey – the first three uploaded works are automatically entered into the Juried Show. There is no need to fill out both applications.

How much does it cost to have an exhibition room? Can I share the room with another artist and split the cost?

If accepted, you will simply pay the price of the hotel room – $249 per night for four nights (March 13-17). You will have to secure the reservation with a credit card couple of weeks before, but won’t be charged until checkout on March 18. With tax the total comes to $1,161.59.

Part of the mission of Art Fair 14C is to provide access to an art fair at cost. If you want to partner with one or more artists and split the costs of the hotel room, please indicate that on the application. All artists who want to share a room will need to fill out the application, and all artists will need to be accepted by our jury.

Can we sleep in the rooms at night?

Yes – it’s your room, you have occupancy of it from March 14 through the 18th. You can sleep overnight, as long as the room is ready as an exhibition space by open hours the next day.

How will sales of artwork be handled?

Sales for the Juried Show will go through the Jersey City Arts Council, which will take 30% commission. Sales in exhibition rooms are handled by the exhibitors, whether gallery or individual artist. If you need an intermediary to do credit card sales, then the Arts Council can do that for a 5% fee.

 

FAQs for visitors

What kind of art will I see at 14C?

The participating galleries and artists haven’t been selected yet – check back in with us in February, and make sure you’re on our mailing list! – but we anticipate a wide variety of visual art. Because we draw from all over the highly diverse state of New Jersey, there is no unifying theme to the exhibition.

How can I get tickets?

You can get tickets by clicking here. Use the code EARLYBIRD for a 50% discount on all tickets.

I’m not that familiar with Jersey City, is it easy to get to the Art Fair 14C ?

Very easy!

The Hyatt Regency is at Exchange Place on the waterfront. There is PATH train service to Exchange Place from the World Trade Center Oculus (you can use your MetroCard). It’s about a 3-minute ride on the PATH. There are also ferries across the Hudson on NY Waterways that go to Exchange Place.

There is ample parking in the area, and the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail stops about a block away.