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Our name is a wink to the “what exit?” joke about New Jersey, and we take our Jersey-centric nonprofit mission seriously.  We work to strengthen and support artists and arts organizations and businesses, particularly in our home state.

Although the autumn annual art week in Jersey City is the centerpiece, our mission to support the visual arts and artists continues year round.


– Increase opportunities for artists
– Expand public access to fine art
– Strengthen careers in the visual arts
– Activate under-recognized art regions

Art Fair 14C annually 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.

Our nonprofit model is an art fair that reduces the barriers for access to the art world, for both visitor and exhibitor.  Our subsidized exhibition booths are offered at cost or below cost, allowing smaller galleries, as well as non-traditional exhibitors, the opportunity to gain art fair experience at a fraction of the usual cost.

Unique to Art Fair 14C, and of central importance to our mission, is The Showcase, which is for New Jersey-based artists.

The 5th edition of Art Fair 14C will be held in October 2023 in Liberty State Park.

Art Fair 14C is able to fulfill its nonprofit mission to support and strengthen all parts of the visual arts ecosystem through donations and sponsorship.

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. The most frequent comment we hear about our fairs is about the great energy at the Fair—a weekend of fun, with extraordinary and surprising art to explore around every corner.

who we are

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Robinson Holloway

Founder & Executive Director

Robinson Holloway is the Founder, Board Chair and 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.

The founder of two non-profit galleries, including Village West Gallery in Jersey City, Holloway also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the London based Association of Women Art Dealers.

She is also involved in her community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce as well as co-chair of the HudsonGives Steering Committee.  She is also 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 PGA Tour coverage for Sports Illustrated, ABC Sports, ESPN and Golf Channel.

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

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Gretchen Von Koenig

Deputy Director

Von Koenig is a Ph.D. Student in Design History. She holds her MA in History of Design and Curatorial Studies from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and is an adjunct professor of design history at Parsons School of Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Kean University.

She was a curator and grant writer for the Apple Tree House in the Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Jersey City and has worked as a design writer and editor for Metropolis Magazine, Cooper Hewitt, and Plot(s) Journal of Design Studies. She has presented original scholarship and chaired sessions at the annual conferences of Design History Society, College Arts Association, and The National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, and been featured in the NYTimes.

Von Koenig is taking a leave of absence in 2023 to focus on her Ph.D.


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Joanna Arcieri

Director of Operations

Arcieri is an academic, researcher, journalist and communications professional.

Her published work has appeared on Buzzfeed, Jersey Digs and elsewhere. As a Jersey City resident for over 10 years, she has volunteered and worked for various organizations including the Van Vorst Park Association, Hudson County Democratic Organization, Jersey City Arts Council, and Art House Productions.

She holds a BA in Film Studies from Mount Holyoke College and an MA in Media Studies from the New School. Currently, Joanna is a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University and writing a dissertation on celebrity journalism and the #FreeBritney movement.

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Kristine Go

Exhibitions Director

Go is a curator, designer, artist and co-founder of MK Apothecary Gallery. Kristine has worked as a design director for retailers in the apparel, home and social experience industries. She runs and owns the design studio, Pattern Curator. Passionate about cultivating creative communities, Kristine is a member and involved in various art and design related groups including the Association of Women Art Dealers.

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Tina Maneca

JCAST Director

Maneca is an arts organizer, independent curator and artist based in Jersey City, NJ. Over the past 14 years she has participated in and curated shows for the Jersey City Art and Studio Tour, most notably the Exquisite Corpse Show, and was the curator for the 2018 JCAST HQ group show.

She is the founder and studio manager of the Musician’s Building Artist Studios located in the JC Heights neighborhood and served as the gallery manager for the Firmament Gallery + Boutique in downtown Jersey City.

Maneca holds a BFA in Textile Design from Parsons School of Design / The New School. Publications of her woven fabrics and handmade quilts include International Textiles Magazine and Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion.

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Susan Justiniano

Exhibitor liaison

Susan Justiniano | RescuePoetix, is a self-taught bilingual globally published performing poet, advocate, spoken word artist, playwright, public art poet, recording artist and teaching artist, project manager and producer. 

In 2006 RescuePoetix™ emerged as a professional artist entrepreneur. As a published performing poet, she has recorded poems to music, in English and Spanish, is deeply immersed in the Arts across communities throughout NJ, NY, CT,MA, PA and MD and is developing a body of work that focuses on the rich linguistic poetry.

She is twice honored as Poet Laureate: First Puerto Rican woman Poet Laureate of Jersey City, NJ (2020-2022) and State of New Jersey Beat Poet Laureate (2022-2024). She expands the position of Poet Laureate to engage artists of varied cultures and languages to reflect the diversity of Jersey City as a community, advocate for artists as professionals and establish that multilingual events, including ASL and trilingual translations, are mainstream and spotlights the importance of embracing the rich cultural diversity within the Arts.

As an arts advocate, she serves on the boards of In Full Color (Jersey City), Art Pride NJ (Co-Lead, Independent Advisory Board), Art Pride NJ Strategic Planning Committee, House on the Waterfront MD (DMV – Founding Partner), Bergen County Players, EDI Committee (Oradell NJ) and committees throughout the USA with a focus on equity and equality in the Arts.

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Sophie Couche

Artist liaison

Couche is a program and artist manager with 10+ years of experience in the global arts and culture space. From international art shows in Paris and Sydney to cult-classic food institutions in New York, she has helped produce a variety of events by working with a diverse group of artists and patrons throughout her career.

Couche holds a BA in Middle Eastern Arts and French from Monash University, Australia.

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Aylin Cabrera

JCAST social media manager

Cabrera is a Social Media Manager & Content Creator based in West New York. 

global exhibitors . New Jersey flair .

advisory board

Ivy Brown | Ivy Brown Gallery
Elizabeth Cain | Exchange Place Alliance
Catherine Carriere | Momentum Worldwide
Kristin DeAngelis | Mana Contemporary
Kristine Go | MK Apothecary
Catherine Hecht | Harmony Media NJ, LLC
Sarah Holloway | Columbia University SIPA
Jonathan LeVine | Jonathan LeVine Projects
Susan J. Mumford | Association of Women Art Dealers
Marc Neal Simon | Simon Design
Catherine Sippin | CS Art Consulting
Michelle Vitale | HCCC Cultural Affairs

board of directors

Chair Alysis Vasquez
Secretary Bradley Fay
Treasurer Julia Ryan

Cynthia Hadjiyannis
Robinson Holloway
Renuka Sawhney
SiAe Sung

the 2023 judges


2023 Exhibitors are selected by a panel from the Art Fair 14C staff and Advisory Board team

the Showcase

David Baskin | Artist 

Nina Kong-Surtees | smART Advisory

Jen Wallace | nAscent Art New York