Hamilton Street Gallery, located in downtown Bound Brook, New Jersey, is an exhibition space for contemporary visual art. We welcome both emerging and established artists residing in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. All media is considered and we encourage work that is new and experimental. There will be 6 annual group exhibits, some of which will be juried and curated by our gallery staff, and others by guest curators. Shows will run between 6 and 8 weeks. They will be thematic and versatile in nature, ranging from whimsical to the audacious, providing artists with the means to articulate their ideas about the world. Also, we hope to stimulate the creative pulse of the community by conveying an atmosphere in which to experience a focused, personal and enriching engagement with art.
One Person and group exhibitions:
To be considered for future one person exhibitions as well as group shows, please follow the instructions under “Submission Guidelines” at the end of this prospectus, and send 5 JPEGS for group exhibitions or 10 to 20 to be considered for one person exhibitions.
They will be included in our slide registry.
Eligibility – Artists must be 18 years or older to apply. We prefer that artwork be hand delivered, but will accept prepaid shipment of work, through the Post Office with return packaging to and from the gallery. All artwork must be original by the artist and ready for hanging and/or installation. Wall hung work must not exceed 48” in any direction and size limitations for sculptural and video pieces will be considered individually. Indicate any special instructions for setting up work. All accepted artwork must remain at the gallery for the duration of the exhibit.
Fees – There is no entry fee to enter exhibitions. Accepted artists pay a nominal fee of $25, by cash, check or money order payable to Hamilton Street Gallery to cover costs for promotional mailing, hanging, lighting and installation. Hamilton Street Gallery charges 25% commission on artwork sold. Sales will be finalized at the end of each exhibition.
Insurance – Hamilton Street Gallery will provide insurance for work upon receiving art, during exhibition and up until work is picked up. We are not responsible for artwork while in transit to and from the gallery.
Submission Guidelines –
There are two ways to submit work:
A. Up to 5 digital file submissions will be accepted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or
B. Up to 5 images on a CD rom can be mailed through the Post Office
- All submissions must be in JPEG format in the order you would like them viewed with artist name and title of work. Images cannot be larger than 800 x 800 pixels at 72 DPI.
- An image list on paper, numbered in the order in which they appear on the CD, including title of work, media, dimensions, date, and price.
- One page resume (please include phone number and email address)
- An artist statement (optional but encouraged)
- An SASE for return of materials if requested
- Video and performance artists should submit a full length DVD labeled with name, title, date and price.
*(All submissions should be received, not post marked, by the deadline date.)
Return of Materials – Artists must include an SASE if they want their materials sent back to them. Otherwise, submissions will not be returned. Accepted artists materials will remain in our active file.
Please mail completed submission package in an envelope no larger than 9” x 12” to:
Hamilton Street Gallery
P.O. Box 710
Bound Brook, New Jersey 08805
or email submissions to: email@example.com
Hours: Thursday – 12 to 5 pm, Friday 5 – 8 pm, Saturday – 1 to 5 pm and by appointment