Belmar NJ - The Belmar Arts Council (BAC) announces a call for submissions to its 9th Annual Jersey Shore Juried Art (JAS9) Exhibition. The show is open to artists working in all media, age 17 and older. This year’s juror is Professor Kay Stables, Goldsmith’s College, University of London, a specialist in textiles and fashion and an internationally recognized design educator.

Entries will be received on Friday, March 8 from 5:00 -7:00pm and Saturday, March 9 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at The Boatworks, Belmar Art Council’s headquarters located at 608 River Road.

The exhibition will be displayed from March 23 through April 26, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 1:00 to 5:00pm.  The opening reception is Saturday, March 23 from 5:00 to 7:00pm. During the reception, awards will be presented for achievement in Painting, Sculpture and Fine Crafts, Photography, Drawing and Graphic Media, and Mixed Media, as well as Best in Show. 

Artists should note that all artwork must be original and not previously exhibited in a BAC show. Two pieces per artist may be entered with the maximum of one piece to be accepted for exhibition. Acceptance is not guaranteed. The entry fee is $15 per piece for non-members or $10 per piece for BAC members. Sales of work are encouraged but not required. An entry form and complete details can be obtained online at www.belmararts.org.

Dues, donations and grants fund the programs of the Belmar Arts Council. BAC’s events are made possible in part by the Belmar Tourism Commission, the NJ Cultural Trust, OceanFirst Foundation, and Monmouth County Arts Council through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, through the County Historical Commission, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts. This year’s awards are provided by the generous sponsorship of seven BAC Trustees.

About the Belmar Arts Council

The Belmar Arts Council is a non-profit corporation dedicated to making Belmar a better place to live through the arts.

The BAC sponsors monthly art exhibits, musical performances and cabarets, community arts projects such as the Main Street Murals and Hurricane Sandy Barrier Project, special interest groups in life drawing, painting, creative writing, and photography, and art classes for adults and children.