OUR NONPROFIT MISSION:
– Increase opportunities for artists
– Strengthen smaller art galleries
– Expand public access to fine art
– Enhance New Jersey’s reputation as a leading arts destination
Art Fair 14C is a visual arts nonprofit, created in 2018 to strengthen and support artists and arts organizations, particularly in our home state.
Our name is a wink to the “what exit?” joke about New Jersey, but we take our Jersey-centric mission seriously.
Although the annual art fair is the centerpiece, our mission to support the visual arts and artists continues year round.
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 . 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 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
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.
You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 directors
President Robinson Holloway
Treasurer Cynthia Hadjiyannis
Secretary Brad Fay
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.