frequently. asked. questions.
Q. Who can apply for an exhibition booth at Art Fair 14C?
Anyone can apply, whether a traditional gallery, online gallery, arts organization, individual artist, or pair or group of artists – in the past we’ve even had a university art department participate.
Although many of our applicants come from New Jersey, applications are open to all, and we have had exhibitors from around the world.
The deadline to apply is August 9, 2021.
Q. Since the fair has moved from the Hyatt to the Glass Gallery, where should we stay if we need a hotel room?
We are working on low cost exhibitor hotel rates, and should be announcing our official partner hotel soon.
Q. Do I have to provide and/or build my own exhibition booth walls?
This is actually our most frequently asked question – which may say something about how little is routinely offered to small galleries and artists. No, you do not – we will provide the walls, we will provide the lighting, we will provide tables and chairs.
And we’ll be doing so for a rate that is substantially below cost.
In the past Art Fair 14C was a hotel fair and the cost to exhibitors was just the cost of their hotel room. Given consideration to the pandemic’s outsized effect on the arts, and given our nonprofit mission in general, we are determined to offer exhibition space for a price that is well below that of other art fairs.
Our booth prices will range from $750 for a two-walled space 8′ x 10′ to our largest booth, which has four display walls totaling a massive 70 feet of display space, which is $5,250. Although these prices are below cost, we had originally wanted to keep them even lower – but the combination of Covid and the recent trade war has increased the costs of supplies and materials.
Q. How can you offer exhibition booths for below cost?
It’s essential to our mission. Art Fair 14C is not just an event, it’s a program to provide artists and arts businesses with an international art fair experience — and all the ripple-effect benefits that such an experience can accrue — for a price that will help them make a living in the arts.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we rely on donors and sponsors to help us with our mission. You can donate here. The donation will be through Art House Productions – Art Fair 14C is an initiative of Art House Productions.
Q. Do I have to be from New Jersey to participate in Art Fair 14C?
Yes and no. The Juried Show is open only to artists who live or have a studio in New Jersey, but the Exhibition Spaces are open to all.
In 2021 Art Fair 14C will strictly abide by New Jersey’s Covid-19 regulations and restrictions, which may make it impractical for exhibitors from outside of the United States or outside of the Northeast.
Q. I’m not a traditional brick-and-mortar gallery, can I still apply?
Of course! We recognize that the traditional model of gallery is in flux – it’s one of the reasons we created this art fair – and that there are many different ways that art dealers can exhibit and sell art.
In past editions of Art Fair 14C there have been a wide variety of Exhibitors – from established Chelsea galleries to online startups. We’ve had individual artists exhibit, as well as artist collectives, arts organizations, and even the Art Department of a university.
We are open and flexible in our requirements for Exhibition space applicants, but if you are uncertain about applying, please feel free to email us at email@example.com, explain your business model, and we will be happy to help guide you.
Q. Is there a fee to apply?
Yes – although we are a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the visual arts, we do need to have an application fee to cover the costs of the application – an application through the Submittable program and honoraria for our judges.
The fees are $25 for the Juried Show, $60 for an Exhibition Booth ($40 early bird through July 1st).
Applicants who are not accepted will receive two complimentary day passes to Art Fair 14C.
Q. Who are the judges?
We are still confirming judges for 2021.
Q. I have more questions.
Happy to answer any and all – just write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
FAQ for visitors
Q. What kind of art can I expect to see at Art Fair 14C?
We don’t yet know what the 2021 fair will look like, but based on the past two years, you will find an eclectic mix of contemporary art, much of it from the NY/NJ region.
Art Fair 14C was created to give opportunities to artists and galleries who are largely shut out of traditional art fairs, so you will definitely discover new artists.
Q. I am not that familiar with Jersey City – is it easy to get there?
Very easy! We’re just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan.
You can get here by car through the Holland Tunnel or the New Jersey Turnpike (exit 14C, of course). By mass transit through the PATH train (Journal Square station is a 10 minute walk from Mana Contemporary).