Call for Art

NAMI NJ is hosting a contest to design a mural for the front wall entrance of its office. Artists can submit their proposals in color on 11×17 bond paper, as well as a 250-500 word essay about the piece’s theme and its relationship to NAMI. The theme is open, but it should be uplifting, hopeful, and supportive. Submissions can be sent to NAMI NJ Expressive Arts Mural Contest, 1562 Route 130, North Brunswick, NJ 08902. Deadline for submissions is March 1. An exhibit featuring the top 10 proposals will be displayed at NAMI NJ’s annual meeting and will tour parts of the state.The winner will be announced mid-March, and the unveiling of the mural will be held at NAMI’s open house May 18, 2019. Materials to complete the mural will be supplied to the winner by NAMI. For more information, contact Lisa Powell at or 732-940-0991.


The New Jersey State House Tour Program seeks individuals who enjoy history, civics and have an appreciation of art and architecture to conduct tours of one of the nation’s oldest state capitols. Guides lead tours focusing on the legislative process and the building’s history and architecture. No experience is necessary. You should be comfortable speaking to groups.If this describes you, contact Carol Rogers, tour guide liaison, at or call 609-847-3150. Training begins this spring.

The Sourland Conservancy relies on volunteers to protect, promote, and preserve the Sourland Mountain region. The organization is also looking for members of its Sourland Stewards project, which includes nature hikes, programs on stewardship topics, print and online media, resources, brochures, and more. For more information about volunteering or stewardship, send an email to

Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program is seeking participants interested in learning about and analyzing the environmental issues affecting New Jersey. Classes will be offered by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County at 1440 Parkside Avenue, Ewing. The 2019 course begins March 14 and meets every Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. through July. The program costs $250. For more information, visit, contact Meredith Melendez at or call 609-989-6830.

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