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April, 1 2013
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Maplewood’s Second Annual Maplewood Art Walk announces a Call for Artists Submissions
Deadline for applicants to apply and register is May 15th 2013
The Maplewood Arts Council is currently inviting fine artists and fine jewelry makers to apply to present their work in front of a committee of well-known and respected jurors at the second annual Maplewood Arts Walk on Sunday, September 29th. Artists, photographers, and jewelry craft makers will be featured displaying and selling their hand-crafted and original work in a town that has its heart and soul in the arts.
Judging the event this year are three prominent art critics, Ann Schaffer, Tara O’Leary, and Jim Oliver. Jim Oliver is currently the director of Mary Boone gallery, an advisor to private collectors, and he has personally supervised the installation of over 500 exhibitions, some of which were curated by him. Ann Schaffer serves on committees and boards for some of the most prestigious arts organizations including the Photography and Art Selection Committee of the Guggenheim Museum, and Officer of the Contemporary Arts Council of the Museum of Modern Art. Tara O’Leary trained as an artist at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and currently shows and sells her work both locally and nationally. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories- Best professional artist, best amateur artist, and a second prize in each category.
Maplewood is home to some of the metropolitan areas finest visual artists, and all accepted candidates will be able to display and sell their work on a day when people from Essex County will flock to a local community event that promises to live up to its creative and artistic reputation. At least a dozen arts and cultural organizations will participate in the Art Walk., alongside many cafes and restaurants. Live performances will be scheduled throughout the event and a schedule will be posted later in the year. “This community is alive with artists from many disciplines. The town has a strong arts community that works together to ensure that the variety of artistic skills are showcased properly.” Says Julie Doran, director of the Maplewood Village Alliance.
Submissions are required to be submitted before the deadline of May 15th, along with a $45 application fee. For all submission requirements and details please visit www.maplewoodvillagenj.com/artwalk/artist-information/. For questions concerning the submission details please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.