We are pleased to announce the judges for the 2023 Showcase exhibition!

The Showcase is for artists who live, or have a studio, in the state of New Jersey. Selected artists will be offered curated exhibition space during the 5th Edition of Art Fair 14C.

Our judges change each year, but they always have art world expertise and work outside of New Jersey. The three judges for 2023 are listed below. The application deadline is May 1.

Note: although the Showcase is restricted to NJ artists, exhibition booths are open to all.

David Baskin | Artist 

Acclaimed artist David Baskin was one of the original members of the Brooklyn-based non-profit art organization Smack Mellon. One-person exhibitions include Freight+Volume Gallery, NYC; Sculpture Center, NYC; Arts Brookfield, Grace Building Lobby, NYC ; Ingalls & Assoc., Miami, Fl and Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Selected group exhibitions include the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Marianne Boesky Gallery, NYC; Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany. Honors and awards include Dieu Donne Fellowship; NYC; McDowell Fellowship, NH; Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Yaddo Fellowship, NY.

He has taught at the Cooper Union School of Art, New York Institute of Technology and was a visiting critic at the School of Visual Arts, NYC; Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, University of Buffalo, NY and University of Nebraska- Lincoln.

You can read about his latest show (see it before it closes this weekend!) at sculpturemagazine.art.

Nina Kong-Surtees | smART Advisory

Nina Kong-Surtees is a creative, entrepreneurial, and collaborative Art Legacy Advisor with 20 years of experience in the art, design, tech, and luxury industries. Kong-Surtees wore many colorful hats while developing legacy plans, art collection management, and business strategies for artists at renowned artist-endowed estates/foundations, non-profit art centers, art galleries, and museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Morgan Library & Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In addition to her extensive experience as an art educator and advisor, Kong-Surtees focuses on the intersection between fine arts and technology as a mentor and collaborator on Web3 platforms to cultivate the next generation of thriving artists.

Jen Wallace | nAscent Art New York

As co-founder of nAscent Art New York, Wallace has led the success of nAscent’s project development and art direction. In her role, Wallace helps clients acquire fine art for leading hotels around the world, select corporate offices, and significant building lobbies.

A multifaceted arts professional, Wallace has also produced dozens of exhibitions and events viewed by hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, speaks on panels to discuss art and artists. She also consults galleries, individuals, institutions, and organizations on artists trending in the marketplace.

Jen lives in the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC with her husband (and business partner), James, and their dog Ziggy Starpup.