Pop Up Gallery Show in NJ: “To Be Continued…”

To Be Contined...

Entry Deadline: Dec. 12

420 Main Street
Metuchen , NJ 08840


Deadline December 12, 2014: Metuchen based artist Roman Stefaniw is seeking artists to participate in a new exhibit , “To Be Continued… ” on January 17, 2015. Artists are invited to submit work in any medium for the exhibit. The theme of each piece should tie in to the venue’s (Metuchen book store To Be Continued …) maxim of “everything old is new again” and giving traditional things and ideas the respect they deserve while at the same time reinventing them. See submission guidelines and additional theme info below.

There is no charge to submit your work for the event and no limit to the number of pieces you can submit. Submissions are accepted via email only to [email protected] . Please see guidelines below:

•All submissions must include a clear digital photograph of the piece to be considered.

•Each piece must be submitted individually (one per email) and must include a title, date of creation and a short statement of how you feel it embodies the theme.

•Entries must be submitted no later than December 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM. The final participants will be selected and notified no later than December 31, 2014.

•Selected artists must be available the evening of January 16, 2015 for set up and all day January 17, 2015 to attend the event and meet guests. All work must be removed from the venue at the end of the day.

•In lieu of an exhibit fee, selected artists may be asked to contribute to event expenses. This contribution will not exceed $30/per artist.

•Selected artists must commit to self promote through social media, flyer distribution and any other channels available to them to encourage attendance.

•All selected flat works such as canvas and photography must be suitable and ready for hanging and will be displayed on a portable grid or panel wall units, which can be supplied by Roman Stefaniw if the artist does not have something of that nature to bring. A rental fee of may apply.

•Sculptures and other works that cannot be hung will be displayed on small tables or pedestals that the artists must supply.

Let the history of the venue be a guideline to the theme; owners Karen Winters and her husband Sergio took over a popular second-hand bookstore in town called the Raconteur and revived it as a cultural hot spot by hosting events locals said they wanted to see. Then they took things a step further by launching a Kickstarter-like campaign to purchase another struggling local business, a five and dime type store, and relocated their operation there. While they still sell books like the Raconteur they also sell coffee and candy as Variety Village did before them. In addition to preserving the memory of those local institutions To Be Continued… draws in new clientele by offering consignment space to a wide variety of local artists and vendors.

To Be Continued … the store embodies the idea of embracing the “old” and its history and keeping it relevant with attention to detail and unexpected additions. To Be Continued…the art show seeks to display pieces that reflect and celebrate this idea.

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