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Art on the Edge 2014

Art of the Edge 2014

Artwork by Anthony weird*eye*one

Artists are continuously searching for new and innovative ways to express their views. Art on the Edge is the perfect venue to experiment with new and innovative imagery. It can be controversial, impulsive, bold or understated. Art is a creative reaction….Art On The Edge is a multifaceted, annual juried exhibition featuring art of any and all mediums and cash prizes.

Online Submissions: We are no longer accepting entries for this exhibit.
Acceptance notification is now posted! Please click here!
Intake of Accepted Work: Saturday, June 7 from 10am-1pm
Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, June 11- Friday, June 27


Opening Reception: Saturday, June 14 from 5-7pm. Cash awards will be announced at 6pm!
Return of Artwork: Saturday, June 28 from 10am-1pm


Eligible work: Art on the Edge is open to artists in all media, ages 17 and over. All works exhibited must be original creations by the artist, not previously exhibited at BelmarArts and meet the theme of “Art on the Edge”. A maximum of two pieces per artist may be submitted. Juror’s decision is final.  Acceptance into exhibition is not guaranteed.

Entry fees:
$10 per entry BelmarArts member – maximum of 2 entries
$15 per entry Non-BelmarArts member – maximum of 2 entries
Non-refundable entry fee is payable online by credit card or PayPal account to BelmarArts at the time of registration.

Jurors:  Barry Petersen, Jeanna Petersen and Roddy Wildeman

Jurors Bios:

Barry Petersen is an accomplished artist whose highly contemporary work defines “Art on the Edge”. Barry along with his partners owns Stay Gold Cafe and Lounge in Belmar, NJ. Stay Gold Cafe & Lounge is the culinary venture and vision of Barry. Having an idea for putting everything healthy under one roof, including the work of local artists, Barry drew upon globe-trotting exposures as frontman for Barry & The Penetrators to bring the experience of living true to yourself to life.

Jeanna Petersen has been active in the Jersey art scene for many years. Jeanna is an Oklahoma native who studied Modern Dance performance at University of Oklahoma. She then completed her Bachelors of Science in Liberal Arts on a full dance scholarship at University of Central Oklahoma in 1998. She continues to teach modern, ballet, tap and jazz in the Jersey Shore area for the last 18 years. Jeanna also sings and plays keyboard for Barry and The Penetrators since 1998. She has been awarded “best keyboard player”  from Asbury Park Music Awards in 2004. She continues to enjoy playing and singing and has opened up for legends including The Wailers, Pepper, Slightly Stoopid, The English Beat and Dick Dale.

Roddy Wildeman was born in Long Branch NJ and resides in Ocean Grove. He currently owns and manages torche’ galerie in Belmar and Senses NYC in NY. His studio is also housed within in the gallery in Belmar. Although not formally trained as an artist, he has worked under master carpenters and absorbed their craft. He says of his work using discarded building material debris, metal and furniture; “There is something about knowing these items have been cherished that inspires me.  I feel an intimate connection working with materials knowing they have passed through the hands of others. They have sentimental value, because they have been part of homes and the families that lived, loved and died there.”

Show Directors: Ali Bowie and Barry Petersen

Sponsors of Cash Prizes: Stay Gold Cafe and Lounge and Three Brothers Pizza of Italy in Belmar

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Conditions and artist instructions for accepted works:

  •    Two-dimensional pieces must be wired and ready for hanging. Cut outs, hooks or other modifications will not work with our  hanging system in the gallery, no exceptions!
  •    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.
  •    Artwork may not be substituted from the submitted image(s).
  •    All artwork must remain installed for the duration of the show.
  •    Work must be hand-delivered to the BelmarArts. BelmarArts is not equipped to receive or return parcels sent by mail or delivery service.


Artwork sold is subject to a 30% (for BelmarArts members) or 40% (nonmembers) commission fee. If not for sale, put NFS clearly on entry form.  Sales tax will be added to the price of work sold.  Collection of payments and remittance of NJ Sales Tax will be handled by BelmarArts. All artists with sales commissions of $600 or more per calendar year are required to furnish their SS# or Tax Id# to BelmarArts. A 1099 for taxable income will be issued by BelmarArts for sales commissions of $600 or higher. All artists will be notified via email regarding sales of their work during the show. Commissions are mailed within 5 business days after show closes.

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 exhibition.

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.

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