Visitors can explore over 40,000 square feet of exhibit space, view artworks by a variety of artists, and support New Jersey’s artists at the third annual Art Fair 14C, which will be held November 12-14 at Mana Contemporary, located at 888 Newark Ave. in Jersey City.
Art Fair 14C’s mission is to support NJ artists, art organizations, and businesses, and this show is designed to bring art and people together. The fair provides support and opportunities for artists of small and medium-sized galleries. Keep reading to learn more about the largest and most important visual arts event on the New Jersey arts calendar.
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About Art Fair 14C
With art fairs typically considered expensive for new artists and galleries, Art Fair 14C’s goal is to be more inclusive by offering lower participation costs so small to medium-sized galleries can also participate, have targeted community outreach, and have an accessible application process to make sure that all artistic styles, mediums, and sizes are included.
“Art Fair 14C was created because fairs are where the art world and art lovers come together, and participation is vital for the survival of galleries, the careers of artists, and the opportunity for the public to enjoy fine art. We’ve heard from our artists and our exhibitors how difficult the pandemic has been on them – with galleries closing, artists’ income reduced, and often months of isolation. Art Fair 14C has always been one of the most fun events on the arts calendar, and its return this fall is providing joy for our participants,” says Robinson Holloway, founder, and director of Art Fair 14C.
This Year’s Event
In past years, the fair was held on the Jersey City waterfront at the Hyatt Regency. This year, Art Fair 14C will be moved to Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. “The visual arts need to be seen – that’s why it was so important to us to have an in-person fair in 2021, and there’s no better venue we can imagine than the Glass Gallery at Mana Contemporary,” says Robinson.
The fair will feature over 120 regional and international artists and galleries. Many first-time exhibitors will be there including Akwaaba Gallery from Newark, 4 Flavors Art Gallery from Montclair, and Office Space from Salt Lake City, Utah.
There will also be five installation spaces which will allow for immersive art to be included. The installation booths will feature Anne Dushanko Dobek from New Providence, New Jersey, Debbie Hesse from New Haven, Connecticut, Frank Ippolito from Jersey City, New Jersey, Rita Jimenez from Lyndhurst, New Jersey, and Shell Space: Margaret Roleke from Easton, Connecticut.
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This year will once again feature The Juried Show which showcases 40 New Jersey artists with about half being from Jersey City. Artists chosen for The Juried Show are given a central showcase that also offers exhibition opportunities throughout the year. The judges for the 2021 Juried Show include Ronni Anderson from Anderson Contemporary, Diana Burroughs from Marlborough Gallery, and Krista Scenna from Ground Floor Gallery.
Tickets + Special Events
“After Hours” is a new experience at the fair that will take place on November 12th from 6PM-9PM. Those looking for a fun Friday night out will enjoy music from a DJ while talking to other art lovers. Food trucks and a cash bar will be available. After Hours tickets are $15.
Attendees of the art fair will also receive admission to view some collections at Mana Contemporary. All attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination at the door. Tickets are available now, and day Passes range from $10-$30. Discounted tickets will be available for students and patrons with disabilities. Complimentary tickets will be available for veterans and active military personnel to visit the fair on November 11.
Art Fair 14C will implement all applicable COVID-19 safety procedures recommended by the CDC and New Jersey Department of Health. Safety measures will include mandatory vaccination for all exhibitors, artists, staff, and attendees, mandatory face masks, and sanitation stations throughout the venue.
To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit the Art Fair 14C website.