The online registration period is July 21 to August 21, 2023
No registration will be accepted after August 21.
Online submission is the only way to register.
There will be no paper registration form.
Over $2,000 in Awards
Open to Guild Members and Non-Members
Receiving of conditionally accepted artwork is only one day:
Wednesday, September 27, 2023, noon to 7 pm
Opening Reception at the Guild is
Sunday, October 1, 2023, 3 – 5 pm
Awards will be announced and presented at 4 pm
Exhibit Dates: September 30 to November 1, 2023
Beginning July 21, 2023 the online registration link will appear at the bottom of this page.
Please read the Prospectus carefully before you register.
Eligibility: Open to all artists, original work only: no copies, crafts, giclée copies of paintings, or class/workshop pieces. The Guild will be accepting works in the following 3 categories:
Painting – Includes mixed media, collages, computer generated artwork, print making. However, the Guild does not welcome AI Paintings that are totally generated.
Sculpture – Including wood, glass, ceramic, but the Guild does not welcome AI Sculptures that are totally generated.
Photography – Original work of the submitting artist. For composite images, no elements to be produced by others. All entries must have originated with a camera. However, computer generated textures and other software enhancements may be used to complement the photographic image.
– A phone that takes pictures is a camera – allowed;
– A computer generated image is not a camera – not allowed;
– A stock photo is a photo taken by someone else – not allowed.
– An Image that is totally AI generated – not allowed.
Any entry in the photography category that contains AI generated images or objects (for example, those that may be produced by the AI software recently included in Photoshop) must be acknowledged in the appropriate fields on the registration form.
Collaborative Entry: Entries created in collaboration with another artist are acceptable. However, the entry will be considered as one entry for EACH artist and will count towards the total allowable entries per artist. Additionally, in the event the collaborative entry is accepted and receives an award, only one medal will be presented. The entry will be displayed with both artists’ names.
Multi-part Entry: An artist may submit a multi-part entry, such as a diptych or triptych, as in telling a story, or related subject matter. In this case, the group will count as a single entry, will be displayed together with one title tag, will have one sale price for the complete group, and cannot be separated for sale. The group together must not exceed 48″ on any side, including the frames. The JPG submitted must be a photo of the group together.
Artwork previously shown at the Guild will not be accepted.
The committee has the right to reject objectionable and non-conforming images.
Entry Procedure: All entries must be submitted online as digital jpg image files. The judges will review the digital jpg images to select those suitable for conditional acceptance to exhibit in the show. The final award judging will be based on the actual artwork on display in the exhibit. Up to 3 works may be submitted. Based on the judges’ decision and subject to exhibit space availability, all of your entries may be accepted.
Each entry uploaded must be in the JPG format with no less than 2000 pixels on the longest side.
Your JPG files must be named as follows:
Category (painting, photography, or sculpture)_your last name_your first name__title of artwork.
For example: painting_Swift_Taylor_You Belong With Me.jpg
Note the placement of the underscores. Do not include underscores in the title of the JPG.
If you’re not sure how to size and name your jpg you are urged to have someone help you. You may also find one of these tutorials helpful. (Be mindful that there may be variations in these tutorials depending on your version of the operating system and the file editing software on your computer.)
How to resize & rename a JPG in Windows 10 (PDF)
How to resize & rename a JPG on a Mac (PDF)
Fee: Members- $15 for one entry; $25 for two entries; $35 for three entries.
Non-members- $35 for one entry; $45 for two entries; $55 for three entries.
(If during registration for the October Juried Show, a non-member elects to become a member, the membership will be good for the October Juried Show and extend through the following year.)
Entry fee is non-refundable.
Acceptance: Initial judging will be based on the JPG images submitted. By September 3 a list of artists and artwork conditionally accepted into the exhibit by the judges will be posted on the Guild’s website at www.guildofcreativeart.org. An email will be sent to registrants when the list has been posted. Final acceptance is contingent on the JPG you submitted being an accurate representation of the work you deliver, have excellent quality, and meet all of the requirements described in this Prospectus.
Delivery of Conditionally Accepted Artwork: All work must be hand delivered to the Guild on Wednesday, September 27, between noon and 7 pm. No work may be delivered before or after that date and times. Works must not exceed 48″ on any side, including the frame (and including multi-panel works). Works must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. No alligator clips or table top frames allowed. Framed pieces over 36″ in any direction (including the frame outer dimensions) normally displayed under glass must have Plexiglas instead of glass. Wraparound canvas must be painted/printed on all sides, without staples. Work intended to be hung on the walls shall not exceed a maximum weight of 25 pounds. Non-conforming work will be rejected at the discretion of the receiving committee. All artwork must be for sale and remain until the show ends. The Guild receives a 33 1/3 % commission on all sales.
Insurance: Please note: The Guild of Creative Art specifically disclaims any liability for the loss, damage, or theft of any artwork exhibited or stored on its premises. Artists are responsible for insuring their own work from delivery to pick-up and return to artist.
Gina Torello, MFA professional artist, instructor and professor – click HERE for her bio.
Phil Echo, award winning New Jersey photographer
$200 – Best in Painting
$200 – Best in Photography
$200 – Best in Sculpture
$100 – Mitchell Award for Acrylic
$100 – Friedlander Award for Abstract
$100 – Lorraine Ravner Memorial Award for Artistic Innovation Photography
$100 – Bill Machinsky Memorial Award for Landscape Photography
$100 – Caivano Memorial Award for Oil
$100 – David MacNeill Memorial Award for “Make ’em Laugh”
$100 – Tom Wilczewski Memorial Award for Watercolor
$100 – Barbara Shieldkret Memorial Award for Mixed Media
$100 – Fred N. Biello Memorial Award for Non-objective Painting
$100 – Sarah Stern Memorial Award for Artistic Innovation in Painting
$100 – Frank Colaguori Memorial Award for Realism in Painting
$100 – Michelina Delucia Memorial Award for Bird Photography
$100 – Pastelist Salon of New Jersey Award in memory of Caroline Klein
$100 – Bob O’Keefe Memorial Award for Technical Brilliance
$100 – Goldstein Family Award for People Photography
$100 – Mark Behr Memorial Award for Action in Photography
$100 – Jean Watson Parmly Memorial Award for Portraiture
$100 – Betty Ann Butler Memorial Award for Wildlife
Medal – Bronze Achievement Awards
Additional awards may be announced. All award winners will receive medals.
The judges will make awards based on the actual artwork submitted, not on the JPG.
Artist’s Release: Artist agrees that accepted works may be used for publicity.
End of Show Pick-Up: Thursday, November 2, noon – 7 pm ONLY. Note: There will be a $2.00 per day charge for late pick-up. Works remaining 30 days in storage will be donated to charity. No exceptions.
Your registration must be complete before the deadline, without errors, omissions or failure to pay the correct registration fee.
Therefore, you are strongly advised to play it safe and file no later than 5 days before the deadline date. Should there be a problem with any aspect of your registration there will be time to remedy it.
If you register too close to the deadline date and any information is incomplete, you risk rejection of your filing.
To register click HERE between July 21 and August 21, 2023.