Annual Juried Art Show

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

REGISTER ONLINE by: Wednesday, March 7 at 11:59pm (form open on or about Jan 18)
Artwork drop off: Friday, March 23 from 1-5pm & Saturday, March 24 from 1-3pm
Artwork pickup:
Friday, May 4 & Saturday, May 5 from 1-5pm

Juror: Josephine Barreiro
Curator: Dorie Dahlberg

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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About Dorie Dahlberg

(b. Orange, NJ) After exploring the US and her education for a several years in her 20s, Ms. Dahlberg returned to NJ finishing a BFA in 1985 at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers New Brunswick. Coming from an early interest in photography, she worked in commercial developing/printing before becoming an art educator in Newark Public Schools. Now retired after 25 years of teaching, she has been able to concentrate on her own work. Ms. Dahlberg attended Pratt Institute, Graduate School of Communication Design from 1989-1993 and in 2004, she received an MA in Education Administration from St. Peter’s University.

Ms. Dahlberg’s BFA concentration was Works on Paper, specifically printmaking and drawing. For several years, she exhibited large pastel and mixed media drawings however in recent years she returned to photography. She considers herself an artist who uses photography as her medium rather than a photographer. Exhibition venues include: Newark Museum, Paul Robeson Gallery Rutgers Newark, The Priory, Pierro Gallery South Orange, The Perth Amboy Gallery Center of Art, Strong Women 6 – Newark, Monmouth Museum, Monmouth Art Alliance, Belmar Arts, The Guild – Shrewsbury, Jersey City Artist Studio Tour 2017, What’s Next? a ProArts Exhibition at 210 Hudson/Atrium and LITM Gallery both in Jersey City. What’s Next?2 at Rahway Arts Center. She is an active member of ProArts, Jersey City and a member of the working artist salon, JerseyCity5. Ms. Dahlberg teaches Basic Drawing at the BAC.

Eligible work:
BAC’s Annual Juried Art Show is open to all artists in all media, age 17 and over. There is no theme for this exhibition, but this is our signature show featuring cash awards and the highest level of artistry in a variety of media. All media (except installation or video) is welcome.

All works entered must be original creations by the artist, not previously exhibited at the Belmar Arts Center. A maximum of two pieces may be submitted. The juror’s choice is final, acceptance into show is not guaranteed and all fees are non-refundable.

-an image of your artwork must be submitted ONLINE only. Image should be of your finished artwork only. Do not include frames, mats glass or other objects. Do not submit photos of works in progress.

-You MUST rename your image file: Last Name_First Name_ Title_Media
(ex. Smith_Mary_Sunshine_Oil) prior to uploading it to the entry form!

– image files that are of poor quality or not labeled correctly will not be considered.

-All show entry fees are non-refundable and payment must be received before your entry is processed.

-Selling your work is optional and subject to commission & terms posted below. If not for sale -please enter NFS on entry form.

$25 member/$30 nonmember for 1 entry/$35 member/$40 nonmember for 2 entries
Membership may be added or renewed at checkout! We will contact you if your membership needs to be renewed.

After submitting your entry form, you will directed to the payment page, show entries without payment or images cannot be processed. You will receive two separate email confirmations; one for your entry form and one that your payment has been received.

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.

14th Annual Juried Show Entry Form

  • After you submit this form you will be directed to our payment page where you can submit your payment safely online using any credit card or a PayPal account!