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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 annual art fair in Jersey City was the first program and remains a core part of 14C’s identity, our mission to support the arts and artists continues year round and takes many forms.


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

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The art world can be inaccessible, abstruse and elitist, filled with language, codes and rules. That can be considered a natural consequence of a focus on excellence, but it doesn’t have to be exclusionary.

14C is headquartered in Jersey City, one of America’s most diverse municipalities—accessible, open and egalitarian – and the arts is the most diverse sector of the community.

14C began in 2019 with a mission-driven art fair, and there have now been five editions of Art Fair 14C, in four different locations in Jersey City – the most recent in October 2023 at the Terminal in Liberty State Park.  The 6th Edition of Art Fair 14C will be held in spring 2025. 

Driven by our mission, we have expanded our programming well beyond the fair. Art Fair 14C created Jersey City Art Week and a series of neighborhood Art Crawls, while taking over operations of the Jersey City Art & Studio Tour and maintaining a regular exhibition series. We’ve also partnered with other organizations and helped facilitate their programming.

Our most ambitious program is Residency 14C, which launches in 2024 in partnership with GFP Real Estate.


Art Fair 14C pursues its mission to support the arts community and expand access to the arts to the general community through our annual art fair (6th Edition will be in spring of 2025) and a wide variety of programming.

We partner with businesses as well as arts organizations and institutions. We created the inaugural Jersey City Art Week in 2023, and started a series of neighborhood Art Crawls in 2022. This year is our most ambitious yet, with the establishment of Residency 14C, which will generate a new creative community of emerging artists from all disciplines in the heart of the Powerhouse Arts District.


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Robinson Holloway


Robinson Holloway is the Founder 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 serving as founding Chair of the Jersey City Arts Council Board of Directors.

The creator 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 global organization 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. She continues to work in television one day a year, writing the script for ABC’s coverage of the Rose Parade.

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

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Gretchen Von Koenig

Deputy Director ARTS 14C

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 on a leave of absence in 2024


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Diana Burroughs

Executive Director Project 14C

Born and raised in Boston, Diana graduated with a degree in history from the University of Wisconsin. After spending two years in Egypt, where she taught in a private elementary school and successfully competed in the equestrian world (she won best dressage rider in Egypt), she returned to New York. There she worked at the American- Arab Association for Commerce and Industry. Diana returned to school and got her MA and PhD in Near Eastern Studies (China’s relations with the Arab world) at Princeton.

She was the receipient of a Domestic Fullbright for four years while at Princeton. She worked for a number of years in the art world, where she was president of Jason McCoy Inc., a contemporary art gallery. In the mid-90s she left the art world and became involved in education, first as co-founder and executive director of PENCIL, then as Manhattan Deputy to the Chancellor of the Board of Education, and finally as the co- founder and executive director of TeachersCount. She returned to the art world to work with the Robert Miller Gallery (two years), and Marlborough Gallery (eight years) before returning to the Jason McCoy Gallery. Diana is the mother of three children.

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Sophie Couche

Artist Relations & Operations Director

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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Kristine Go

Director of Exhibitions

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.

global ambition . New Jersey attitude .


Charles Aubin | Centre Pompidou x Jersey City
Elizabeth Cain | Exchange Place Alliance
Melissa Cuccinello | Jersey City Public Schools
Kristin DeAngelis | Mana Contemporary
Emory Edwards | Hudson County Chamber of Commerce
Jenna Geiger | Deep Space Gallery
Christine Goodman | Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs
Gina Hulings | Hudson County Cultural & Heritage Affairs
Johannah Hutchison | International Sculpture Center
Jonathan LeVine | Jonathan LeVine Projects
Bryant Small | Jersey City Arts Council
Alysis Vasquez | MMFB Productions
Michelle Vitale | Hudson County Community College

board of directors

Chair Alysis Vasquez
Secretary Bradley Fay
Treasurer Julia Ryan

Cynthia Hadjiyannis
Robinson Holloway
Renuka Sawhney
SiAe Sung