Mayor Mark A. Smith and the Art Circle of Bayonne announced that applications are available for the next art exhibit at the Bayonne Community Museum. The exhibit is scheduled to open on Friday, December 13. It will be open to the public December 13-20 on hours that will be announced. An opening reception for the artists, their guests, and the general public will take place on December 13 at the museum, 229 Broadway, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. A similar closing reception will take place on Friday, December 20, from 6:00 p.m. top 9:00 p.m.
Submitting art to the exhibit is open to members of the Art Circle of Bayonne. Membership applications for non-members are available on the entry form. The membership fee for the Art Circle is $25 per year. There is a $10 entrance fee for this show for artists. Art submissions must be framed, wired, and otherwise ready to hang. The artist’s name and title of the artwork must appear on the back of each piece with the provided show label. Eligible media for the show include two-dimensional works for sixty artists. Two-dimensional art would include paintings and sketches, for example. Three–dimensional works, such as statues, will not be eligible for this exhibit. Each participating artist will have an assigned area to exhibit his or her art, with a fee of $10 for the first board, and $20 for the second board, if available. Each board will have a workable space of 42 by 48 inches, with no work displayed on the bottom 32 inches of the panel. Each artist will be responsible for hanging his or her own work. Hooks will be provided. Gallery workers will be on hand to assist each artist. All art, including sold pieces, must remain on display for the duration of the show, and signed out on Saturday, December 21, between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.
Details about artwork sales are available on the entry forms. Applications are available from the Recreation Division in Room 13 at City Hall, 630 Avenue C. The deadline for entering the December art exhibit via an entry form is either Saturday, November 23, or when registration has reached sixty (60) artists, whichever comes first.