Recognizing that Art Fairs are now 46% percent of the global art market, but that most small and medium sized galleries are shut out, ART FAIR 14C was created to address this imbalance and help strengthen careers in the visual arts.
ART FAIR 14C (the name is a wink to the “what exit?” joke about New Jersey) began 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.
– Strengthen smaller art galleries
– Increase opportunities for artists
– Expand public access to fine art
– Enhance Jersey City’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 on the waterfront of Jersey City—accessible, open and egalitarian. After the first edition in March 2019, one of the most frequent comments we heard was about what a great energy there was—it was a weekend of fun, with extraordinary and surprising art to explore around every corner.
*How can Art Fair 14C offer galleries and artists an art fair experience at cost?
ART FAIR 14C has a unique business model. We are a 501c3 non-profit, and are blessed with extraordinary sponsors and partners who support our mission to strengthen and support the visual arts.
who are we?
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.
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.
56 exhibitors . 3 days . 1 art fair .
the 2020 judges
the Exhibition RoomS
Peter Gynd Lesley Heller Gallery
Kristina Huntington KH Fine Art Projects | Lincoln Center Editions
Elizabeth Sadoff Elizabeth Sadoff Art Advisory
the Juried Show
Ellen Callamari Callamari Fine Art
Matthew Deleget MINUS SPACE Gallery
Ellen Hackl Fagan Odetta Gallery
Jessica L. Porter ArtTable
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 Rooms scores are cumulative. After the Exhibition Room judges have submitted their scores, we add an extra point for those who exhibited with us in our inaugural year, as well as single extra points for exhibitors from New Jersey or who are members of the Association of Women Art Dealers. Although there are potentially three extra points available, there is no exhibitor who qualifies for all three bonus points, though a small handful will get two extra points.
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 Cynthia Hadjiyannis
Treasurer Julia Ryan
Secretary James Kafadar
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.