BELMAR, NJ — Thinking outside the box to create art inside of one is the challenge the Belmar Arts Center is giving artists for its upcoming exhibit.
“Art Inside the Box” will feature artwork that is made totally inside a container — for example, a cereal box, shipping crate, milk carton, shoe or cigar box, even a box of tissues.
“All of these are perfect homes for your inside-the-box inspirations,” according to the call for art for the curated show, which will run from September 12 through October 13.
A selection of boxes for use is available at the center, located at 608 River Road, near the railroad tracks at the corner of Seventh Avenue.
Works in any medium, including video and digital format, will be accepted for the exhibit, which is being curated by Dug Smith and Louise Krasniewicz.
The exhibit is open to all artists, 16 and older, with a maximum of two submitted pieces. All works entered must be original creations by the artist and not previously exhibited at the Belmar Arts Center.
The online deadline to register is Wednesday, September 5. For one submission, there is a $20 entry fee for BAC members and $25 for nonmembers, and for two submissions, the fee is $30 for BAC members and $35 for nonmembers.
Artwork can be dropped off on Friday, September 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, September 8 from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. Acceptance notices for exhibits that are curated will not be issued, so artwork must be dropped off on these dates.
Since this is a curated exhibit, all submitted works will be installed if they meet show guidelines.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.
For more information, visit the Belmar Arts Council’s website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-749-3360.
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