Montclair Art Museum is pleased to announce a call to Essex County artists for Personal Landscapes –- a small, juried exhibition that will open to the public on February 8, 2020.
Since its founding, MAM has been nourished by its connection to the artists of our region, but the success and pleasure of last season’s Fiber Arts exhibition, sponsored by the NJ State Council on the Arts, really brought home the positive spirit and energy of those relationships.
“MAM cares deeply about supporting our local working artists.” says museum Director Lora Urbanelli, who adds “Our museum wouldn’t exist if not for the work of the renowned local artist George Inness in the late 1800s who attracted other well-known artists, helping to establish Montclair’s reputation as an art community.”
This spring, MAM has made available its historic Lehman Court at the Museum’s front entrance as a home for local artists’ work -- up front and center. The installation will open to the public along with our spring exhibitions.
Overall, this year’s spring shows feature Animalia, the work of Colombian-American sculptor Federico Uribe, as well as a new reinstallation of the permanent collection entitled Uncaged: Animals in the Collection. In that context, artists from Essex County, NJ are encouraged to submit their work for a small installation exploring the theme of Personal Landscapes. Open to broad interpretation, we encourage artists to consider their personal environment, external or internal, using a wide range of possible materials and methods.
To submit work:
Use the submission form below. Make sure to submit payment on the second page of the form (after clicking submit the first time, stay in the window). Then, log in to your MAM account and navigate to "upload a document" in the drop down in the top right corner. Email email@example.com with any qustions about submissions.