About

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Our name is a wink to the “what exit?” joke about New Jersey, but 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 annual art fair in Jersey City in November is the centerpiece, our mission to support the visual arts and artists continues year round.

MISSION:

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


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.

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 4th edition of Art Fair 14C will be held November 11-13, 2022 at the Armory in Jersey City.

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 & 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).

global exhibitors . New Jersey flair .

the 2022 judges

Exhibitors

2022 Exhibitors are selected by a panel from the Art Fair 14C staff and Advisory Board team

the Showcase

Katie Henry | Art in Offices
Susan Nelly | The Villa America FIne Art
Ulysses Williams | ArtCrawl Harlem

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
Kristin DeAngelis | Mana Contemporary
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
Secretary Alysis Vasquez
Treasurer Julia Ryan

Directors
Brad Fay
Cynthia Hadjiyannis
Sarah Holloway
Renuka Sawhney
SiAe Sung