Auction for a Cause
The Princeton Community Auction invites everyone to donate items to be auctioned or to bid on already donated items and experiences. Proceeds from the auction will benefit local businesses and their employees, including those who have been laid off. Visit cbo.io/bidapp/index.php?slug=prince# for more information.
Call for Cats
The Acme Screening Room in Lambertville is accepting entries to the Quarantine Cat Film Festival through Friday, May 15. Each household can submit a maximum of three videos of their cat up to 30 seconds long and 2 gigabytes in size. The videos will be judged in four categories: Cutest, Funniest, Bravest, and Most Loving, as well as Best in Show. Selected entries will be made available in virtual theaters on June 19, with 50 percent of proceeds to benefit the theater through which you purchase tickets. For more information visit rowhouse.online/cats.
Calls For Art
HomeFront is accepting submissions for its Small Works from Big Hearts online exhibit through May 30. Artists are invited to create a new two-dimensional work no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches and email a high-resolution image to email@example.com. Include your name; the title, dimensions, and medium of your work; and your contact information. Works will be exhibited online at www.artjamnj.org. All works will be for sale for a donation of $50 to benefit HomeFront.
The New Jersey Emerging Artists Series consists of annual monthly solo exhibitions at the Nilson Gallery in the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, New Jersey.
The project showcases new work of NJ artists emerging into their next phase as artists.
Its current focus is to present work by underrepresented artists, including gender, age, background, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and the special needs community. Artists will be selected by a panel of curators and visual arts professionals.
Selected artists are guided through the exhibition process, provided promotional materials and give an Artist’s Talk during their exhibition, offering the public insight into their artistic process. All opening receptions and talks are free and open to the public. There is also a virtual component
Submissions are accepted now through June 15 at www.monmouthmuseum.org/artists/submit/call/ ($20 submission fee for a portfolio of up to 10 pieces).
The New Jersey Watercolor Society is accepting entries for its third annual online show. Participating artists must pay a $10 entry fee plus $35 for NJWS dues and can submit one JPG image. The entry deadline is June 1. Monetary awards will be presented to the show winners, and all works will be exhibited on the NJWS website for one year. For more information visit www.njwcs.org.
On Line Exhibitions
“The Ellarslie “Not-Quite-Open”: The Art of Sheltering in Place” is the Trenton City Museum’s online exhibition that continues the museum’s work to engage regional artists and present new work. The virtual exhibition features works more than 125 works created or completed during the region’s mandatory pandemic-related social distancing measures, specifically between March 30 and April 30.
The digitally submitted or shared works by artists from Central New Jersey and Bucks County range from depictions of the virus and its impact to landscapes, portraits, sculptures, fiber art, photography, and more. “Not-Quite-Open” will remain on view indefinitely. Viewing is free but goodwill donations are appreciated. Visit www.ellarslie.org
Artworks Trenton is presenting “Quarantine: Art in Isolation,” a virtual exhibition curated by Artworks’ exhibition director, Addison Vincent. The first of its kind for the noted arts center and creator of Art All Night, the exhibition is designed to showcase works created by artists who have suddenly found themselves isolated from artistic support circles and normal exhibition venues.
On view through May 31, “Quarantine” features approximately 150 works, including those by Kathleen Hurley Liao, Howard Michaels, Addison Vincent, April Cooper, and Philip McConnell. Visit www.artworkstrenton.org/quarantine-art-in-isolation.