Mayor Mark A. Smith is pleased to announce that the City will host its First Annual Citywide Art Show at the Bayonne Community Museum located at 229 Broadway. The opening reception will be on Friday, April 13, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The show will be open to viewers on weekdays, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 27, 2012.

 All artists who are residents of Bayonne are invited to submit images of their work for consideration to be included in the show. A jury of Bayonne residents headed by Anthony Sienkiewicz, painting instructor at the 4th Street Senior Center Art Club, will judge the entries and choose the works to be exhibited.

“I am very excited about this inaugural show. The exhibition will give the opportunity to Bayonne’s many talented artists to showcase their works in a beautiful setting at the Bayonne Community Museum,” said Mayor Smith. “I invite all artists who live in the City of Bayonne to participate and for everyone to come out and see all of the wonderful paintings, drawings and sculptures created by our own hometown residents.”

A prospectus for the show is below:



First Annual Bayonne Citywide Art Show

Bayonne Community Museum

229 Broadway

Bayonne, New Jersey 07002


ELIGIBILITY: Any visual artist aged 18 and older residing in the City of Bayonne.


SPECIFICATIONS: Original works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, collage, computer graphics, photography and sculpture. Works cannot be larger than 36” x 36” unframed or greater than 36” in height if a sculpture. Sculpture with stands preferred. All works must be suitably framed, matted and wired for hanging.


SUBMITTING WORK FOR CONSIDERATION: Artists interested in exhibiting may submit between one (1) and five (5) images via e-mail to [email protected] for consideration by the jury. E-mail submissions are strongly encouraged; artists unable to submit image(s) via e-mail may bring works to Ferdez, located at 237S Broadway (between 8th and 9th Streets), Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The deadline for submitting work will be Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Anything submitted after this deadline, whether by e-mail or otherwise, will not be considered for inclusion in the show.


Images submitted via e-mail should be no larger than 300 dpi or greater than 1 MB. The jury will consider all works submitted and select the artists to be included in the show. All submitting artists shall include the following: name; address; title(s) of work(s), dimension(s) of work(s); medium(s) of work(s). Artists who bring their works to Ferdez must bring a self-addressed stamped envelope with them.


If an artist is selected, the jury will choose one (1) or two (2) of the selected artist’s works to be included in the show. All decisions of the jury are final. All submitting artists will be informed by Thursday, March 22, 2012 whether they will be included in the show. Artists who submit works via e-mail will be informed in the same manner. Artists who bring their works to work(s) to Ferdez will be informed via U.S. mail.


RECEIVING OF WORKS BY SELECTED ARTISTS: Drop-off is on Saturday, March 31, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Monday, April 2, 2012, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. All works must be delivered during these times to the Bayonne Community Museum, 229 Broadway, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002


OPENING RECEPTION: The open reception will be held on Friday, April 13, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


PUBLIC VIEWING: The show will be open to the public on weekdays, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 27, 2012.


REMOVAL OF ALL WORKS: All work must be picked up at the Bayonne Community Museum on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


LIABILITY: All works will be handled with utmost care, but the City of Bayonne shall not be held responsible for the loss or damage to the works submitted.


INFORMATION: Anyone seeking further information can call Anthony Sienkiewicz at (201) 858-3745 or can e-mail [email protected].