Current Exhibits

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A Curated Exhibit



Explore and celebrate your ancestry in this wonderful exhibit focused on your family heritage. Create an image that shares your ancestors and their lives, their accomplishments, or their influence on your own art. Along with the works you enter for this exhibit you can also include (for no extra fee) a family heirloom, old family photos, or artwork or craftwork created by your ancestor that will be exhibited alongside your entered works. We hope this combination of contemporary art and ancestral creations will spark an interesting dialogue about the influences of our ancestors on our creative lives.

EXHIBIT DATES: Wednesday, July 5 to Friday, September 7

ARTWORK PICKUP: Friday, September 7 from 1-5pm & Saturday, September 8 from 10am-1pm

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, July 14 from 5-7pm with commentary by the artists

Curated by: Louise Krasniewicz

Contact co-curators at:

PINTEREST idea page:  Ancestors board

Visit our Facebook page for more ideas and examples.

Conditions and Instructions:

  • Open to all artists, 16 and older, all media.
  • All works entered must be original creations by the artist and not previously exhibited at the Belmar Arts.
  • A maximum of 2 works may be submitted by each artist.
  • This is a CURATED exhibit. All the submitted works will be installed if they meet the guidelines outlined here. We do not send acceptance notices for exhibit that are CURATED so please drop off your work on the dates indicated above.


Sales and Commission:

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

Art sold is subject to a 30% commission fee for members and 40% for non-members. If not for sale, use NFS on entry form. Sales tax will be added to the price of work sold.  Remittance of NJ Sales Tax will be handled by Belmar Arts. All artists with sales commissions of $600 or more per calendar year are required to furnish their SS# or Tax ID# to Belmar Arts. A 1099-MISC for taxable income will be issued by Belmar Arts for sales commissions of $600 or higher. Commissions are paid at the close of the show and buyers will pick up purchased work after the show is completed. Please elect one artist per entry to receive the commission if work is sold.

Liability disclaimer:

Belmar Arts will make every effort to treat your artwork with care. However, work is submitted at the artist’s risk. Belmar Arts 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:

Belmar Arts reserves the right to use digital images of exhibited artworks for the sole purpose of promotion of this exhibit and Belmar Arts on social media, websites, and advertising.

Late Pick-up Penalty:

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 someone else 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 Belmar Arts and will be sold to benefit Belmar Arts.

 Questions: Please email