Annual Juried Art Show

Show dates: Wednesday, March 28 – Thursday, May 3
Awards Reception: Saturday, April 7 from 5-7pm

Artwork drop off: Friday, March 23 from 1-5pm & Saturday, March 24 from 10-1pm
Artwork pickup:
Friday, May 4 1-5pm & Saturday, May 5 from 10-1 pm

Juror: Josephine Barreiro
Curator: Dorie Dahlberg


Thank you to all artists who entered! 

Congratulations to the following artists on their acceptance into our 14th Annual Juried Art Show!

Jackie St. Angel- “DIY”

James Aberle- “Sparkles”

Kristan Barcalow- “Red Stream”

Karla Beatty- “Along the Shore” and “Soft Awakening”

Hillary Binder-Klein- “Lean On Me”

Cheryl Bomba- “Lavender Fields and Creamsicle Skies” and “Steely Determination”

Carmelina Carra- “Cruzin’ Havana”

Dana Cohoon- “Ghostly Steel”

Sue Crosby- “By the Shore”

Donna D’Amico- “Clothes’ Lines”

Beth De Martino- “Out for a Walk”

Kimberly De Martino- “Granite Post” and “Horsehair Jar”

Jodi DiLiberto- “Zabulon Skipper”

Robert Edelhauser- “Three Pears”

Marc F- “Dark Shadows”

Julie Gallagher- “Nautilus” and “Still Life with Water”

Linda Garabrandt- “Naked Raku”

Frank Gelormini- “Hats”

Gayle Gomez- “Oculus in the Mist”

Mary Goodwin- “Amy”

Carole Grand- “Separate Lives”

Beverly Hertler- “Fish II”

Jim Houba- “Prince”

Patti Kaufma- “51 Percent” and “For All of Us”

Julie Kiss- “Blue Buddha”

Mary Kliauga- “Seabrook”

Stanley Kramer- “Minerve”

Louise Krasniewicz- “Peep Show: La Leche Madre #1”

Linda Lavin- “Archie” and “Maddie”

Colleen Lineberry- “Sea Wall, Acadia”

Vince Matulewich- “Pink Hibiscus”

Patrick McCarthy- “JSS8588”

Sarah McGovern- “I See You”

Joan Myers- “Misty” and “Relaxing”

Dona Palmer- “On the Move” and “Into the Woods”

Frank Parisi- “Nature Returns” and “On Stand Down”

Jeanne Power- “Callahan Farm”

Tania Qurashi- “White Wolves”

Larry Ross- “One Over Ice”

Tom Rostron- “Misty Manhattan” and ‘Still Waters”

Kris Schoeleber- “Going Down” and “Mc Donald’s Milky Way”

Michael Sherfen- “The Woodworker”

Christina Sikorski- “Afternoon Siesta”

Peter Smejkal- “Vis Island Handyman Special”

Dug Smith- “Cappadoccia”

Ken Stetz- “The Flight Home”

Roderick Stevens- “Odanata”

Donna Turner- “Moulton”Adventure”

Robert Zupko- “Silver Seed”

Belmar Arts Council’s Annual Juried Art Show is our signature multimedia exhibition. JAS14 celebrates the fourteenth year of the JAS series. Works of all media by artists 17 years and older will be showcased in the galleries of BAC located at 608 River Rd. Belmar NJ. This year we are honored to have painter and art educator, Josephine Barriero, as the judge. Exhibiting artists are eligible for prizes awarded at the opening reception on April 7, 2018. Dorie Dahlberg, Curator.

About Josephine Barreiro

(b. Newark, NJ) The daughter of immigrants from Spain, Ms. Barreiro hails from Newark, NJ citing graffiti, specifically that of the urban center, as the groundwork for her gestural, energetic technique as well as the inspiration for her work. Her deep-seated appreciation for street art and abstract expressionism provided a path to a body of work that is laced with anger and spontaneous energy. Ms. Barreiro’s mixed media paintings illustrate her personal and cultural memories and experiences. Her works were recently exhibited at Pen and Brush Gallery, NYC where she created a live painting during the exhibition. Ms. Barreiro was also featured in an NYC-ARTS segment in 2016. After earning a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY and both an MFA and an MA (Art Education) from New Jersey City University, Ms. Barreiro began her career as an art educator in Newark Public Schools where she has taught for 23 years. She is also an adjunct professor at Kean University.​

Ms. Barreiro has exhibited at the The Fountain Street Fine Arts Gallery, Framingham, MA; Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA; Pen + Brush Gallery, Wilmer Jennings Gallery, New York, NY; Human Rights Institute Gallery, James Howe Gallery, Union, NJ; Newark Museum, Paul Robeson Gallery, City Without Walls, 27 Mix, L.I.P.S, Index Art, Newark; Distillery Art Gallery, L.I.T.M, Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, Jersey City, NJ; Ben Shahn Galleries, Paterson, NJ; Raritan Valley Community College, Somerville, NJ; Monmouth Museum, Lincroft NJ; UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, CO; and The Arts Guild, Rahway, NJ; among other locations.

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Conditions and artist instructions for ACCEPTED works:
• Two-dimensional pieces must be securely wired and ready for hanging. No sawtooth hangers, cleats or loops! All frames and glass should be clean and in excellent condition.
• Maximum size for two-dimensional work is 48” in any direction.
• Framed two-dimensional pieces over 36 inches in any direction normally displayed under glass must have Plexiglas instead of glass.
• 25 lb. maximum weight for work intended to be hung on the walls.
• Three-dimensional work is limited to 60 lb. For free-standing work, pedestals must be provided by the artist.
*Please also note that messy edges on gallery wrapped paintings are not acceptable. White, a solid color or a continuation of the painting’s imagery are preferred.
Any artwork not meeting the above specifications will not be installed.
All accepted work must be hand delivered on intake day only.
Belmar Arts is NOT equipped to receive or return shipped work or early drop-offs.

Accepted pieces cannot be substituted, must be an original and are committed for the duration of the show.WORK THAT IS NOT WIRED, IS OUTSIDE THE SIZE LIMITS OR IS NOT THE ORIGINAL WORK SUBMITTED FOR JURYING WILL  BE DECLINED FOR INSTALLATION.


Art sold is subject to a 30% commission fee for BelmarArts members/ 40% for non members. If not for sale, put NFS clearly on form and label at intake.  Sales tax will be added to the price of work sold.  Remittance of NJ Sales Tax will be handled by BelmarArts. Any artist or teacher with commissions above $600 per year is required to furnish their SS# or Tax ID# and a 1099-Misc will be issued.

Liability disclaimer

BelmarArts will make every effort to treat your artwork with care. However, work is submitted at the artist’s risk. BelmarArts and the Art Show Committee will not be held liable for lost or damaged work. Artists are responsible for insuring their work from delivery to pick-up.

Media/Press release

BelmarArts reserves the right to use digital images of accepted and exhibited artworks for the sole purpose of media and website PR and advertising for the JAS Art Show.

Late Pick-up Penalty

Work must be picked up on the day and time advertised. A $1/day fee will be charged per piece left after the time of pickup. If you cannot pick up your work during the advertised time, you must arrange for a friend to pick it up. Work left beyond two weeks after the advertised pick-up date will be considered abandoned. Abandoned work will become the property of the BelmarArts and will be sold at auction to benefit the BelmarArts.