Art Fair 14C is a visual arts initiative of Art House Productions, a multi-disciplinary 501(c)(3) arts nonprofit in Jersey City.
Founded in 2018, Art Fair 14C merged with Art House Productions in 2021.
Our name is a wink to the “what exit?” joke about New Jersey, but we take our Jersey-centric mission seriously. We work to strengthen and support artists and arts organizations and businesses, particularly in our home state.
Although the annual art fair is the centerpiece, our mission to support the visual arts and artists continues year round.
– Increase opportunities for artists
– Strengthen smaller art galleries and businesses
– Expand public access to fine art
– Enhance New Jersey’s reputation as a leading arts destination
The annual fair provides a showcase for hundreds of artists from New Jersey, New York and around the world, giving area art lovers exposure to a wide variety of visual arts, of all kinds and for all budgets.
Unique to Art Fair 14C is The Juried Show, which is open only to New Jersey artists. Artists selected to The Juried Show are given a central showcase during Art Fair 14C, and offered further exhibition opportunities throughout the year.
open . equitable . affordable .
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?
Founder & Executive Director
Robinson Holloway is the President of the Board of Trustees of Art House Productions and also serves as interim pro bono Executive Director for Art Fair 14C.
She created Art Fair 14C as an initiative of the Jersey City Arts Council in 2018 while Chair of the JCAC Board of Directors. Art Fair 14C became an initiative of Art House Productions in May 2021.
The founder of two non-profit galleries, including Village West Gallery in Jersey City, Holloway also 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 in sports journalism, focusing on the PGA Tour for Sports Illustrated, ABC Sports, ESPN and Golf Channel.
You can contact her at email@example.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).
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.
Executive Director of Art House Productions
Meredith Burns has been the Executive Director of Art House Productions since 2017.
Meredith was instrumental in passing the Jersey City Arts Fund in 2020 and served on the fund’s volunteer committee. She currently serves as a trustee on the board of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance and received the 2019 NJCU Leadership Award for her contributions to the Arts in Jersey City.
She began her career as an actor working off-broadway and regionally at theaters such as Pregones Theater/PRTT, The New Ohio, The Shakespeare Theater of DC, and Sierra Repertory. She is a founding member of Glass Bandits Theater Company, a nonprofit organization based in Brooklyn, and from 2010-2014 served as the company’s Managing Director.
She graduated with her BFA in Acting from SUNY Purchase and is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.
global exhibitors . New Jersey flair .
the 2021 judges
2021 Exhibitors will be selected by the Art Fair 14C staff and Advisory Board team
the Juried Show
Judges for 2021 will be announced in Spring 2021
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.
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 trustees
Art Fair 14C merged with Art House Productions in April 2021. Art Fair 14C Board members Brad Fay, Cynthia Hadjiyannis, Robinson Holloway and Alysis Vasquez joined the Art House Board as part of the merger.
Art House Productions Board:
President Robinson Holloway
Vice President Jim Peskin
Vice President Sophie Penkrat
Secretary Erin Leigh Pierson
Treasurer Cynthia Hadjiyannis
Art Fair 14C is an initiative of Art House Productions, a 501c3 charitable organization