About

ART FAIR 14C (the name is a wink to the “what exit?” joke about New Jersey) launched in 2018 as an initiative of the Jersey City Arts Council, and is now its own non-profit, offering the benefits of art fair experience at very low cost to galleries and artists.

Recognizing that art fairs are nearly half of the global art market, but that most small and medium sized galleries are shut out, ART FAIR 14C exists to address this imbalance.

Although the annual fair (3rd edition October 15-17, 2021 at the Glass Gallery at Mana Contemporary) is central to our mission, the ART FAIR 14C team works year-round to strengthen and support careers in the visual arts, through residencies, exhibitions, promotion and outreach.

OUR NONPROFIT MISSION:
– Increase opportunities for artists
– Strengthen smaller art galleries
– Expand public access to fine art
– Enhance Jersey City and New Jersey’s reputation as a leading arts destination

open . accessible . egalitarian .

The world of fine art can seem inaccessible, abstruse and elitist, filled with language, codes and rules that can feel inexplicable.

ART FAIR 14C is located in Jersey City, one of America’s most diverse municipailities—accessible, open and egalitarian. After our first two editions in 2019 and 2020, the most frequent comment we heard was about the great energy at the Fair—a weekend of fun, with extraordinary and surprising art to explore around every corner.

who are we?

Robinson Holloway

Founder & Executive Director

Holloway created Art Fair 14C as an initiative of the Jersey City Arts Council while she was the Chair of the Board of Directors. She stepped down from the JCAC board in December 2018 to run Art Fair 14C full time.

The creator of two non-profit galleries, including Village West Gallery in Jersey City, Holloway serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Women Art Dealers, and is a member of ArtTable and the International Women’s Forum. She is also involved in her community, serving as the Vice President for Communications for the Village Neighborhood Association.

Her focus on the arts came after a long career on the PGA Tour working for Sports Illustrated, ABC Sports and ESPN.

You can contact her at robinson@artfair14c.com or (1) 917-859-4947

Gretchen Von Koenig

Deputy Director & Exhibitor liaison

Von Koenig is a curator and historian for The Office of Cultural Affairs for the City of Jersey City and a professor of art & design history at Parsons School of Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology & Kean University. She has a background in museum education & development, previously working at the Brooklyn Museum and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Museum of Design. She is passionate about arts advocacy and has worked for a variety of non-profit organizations. She is a member of the College Art Association (CAA) as well as the Design History Society (DHS).

Kristin DeAngelis 

Deputy Director & Juried Show liaison

DeAngelis has 25 years of art, marketing  and sales experience, most recently as owner, director and curator at 107 Bowers Gallery & ArtSpace. Prior to opening 107 Bowers Gallery & ArtSpace, Kristin spent over 20 years in key strategic roles directing marketing and sales communications for well known brands.

As a gallery director, DeAngelis works with artists, galleries, interior designers and collectors. As an art educator, she works with children under 12 years of age to bring out the Young Master within them.  As an art advocate, Kristin coaches pre-emerging artists to get them focused and back on track to their creativity.  She is a member of the Association for Women Art Dealers and The Jersey City Arts Council.

56 exhibitors . 3 days . 1 art fair .

the 2021 judges

the Exhibition Rooms

Judges for 2021 will be announced in November 2020

the Juried Show

Judges for 2021 will be announced in November 2020

Applications are judged solely on the quality of the artwork submitted for consideration and judges score each application on a scale of 1 to 5.

Juried Show scores are averaged, Exhibition Room scores are cumulative.

advisory board

Joanna Arcieri | Jersey City Times
Mary Birmingham | Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
Ivy Brown | Ivy Brown Gallery
Elizabeth Cain | Exchange Place Alliance
Cathy Condon | Cathy Condon Art
Kristine Go | MK Apothecary
Catherine Hecht | Harmony Media NJ, LLC
Donna Kessinger | Monmouth Museum | ChaShaMa
Jonathan LeVine | Jonathan LeVine Projects
Susan J. Mumford | Association of Women Art Dealers
Eunice Salton | Mediators Beyond Borders International
Catherine Sippin | Mana Contemporary

board of directors

President Robinson Holloway
Treasurer Cynthia Hadjiyannis
Secretary Brad Fay

Directors
Sarah Holloway
James Kafadar

Alysis Vasquez

Art Fair 14C is a registered non-profit in the state of New Jersey.  Formerly an initiative of the Jersey City Arts Council, the art fair is in the process of becoming a stand alone 501c3 charitable organization.