Alfa Art Gallery’s New Brunswick Salon ~ Call for Artists

New Brunswick Art Salon, Fall 2011 – Call for Artists

About the Exhibition

In the 18th and 19th century, Art Salons were the greatest annual or biannual art events in the Western world, celebrating the farthest advances in academia and the arts. The Alfa Art Gallery, in order to bridge talented and highly esteemed artists with the New Brunswick public, holds its own Art Salon exhibition biannually in the spring and fall.

Call for Entries

The Alfa Art Gallery would like to invite artists to submit work for the New Brunswick Art Salon, Fall ’11. There are two artist categories: newly emerging artists and professional artists. All submissions must be in by September 25. Artists will be notified if their work is accepted by September 30. The exhibition opening will be held on Friday, October 21.


For this exhibition, artists must submit works celebrating diversity or unity in a community.

Submission Requirements

All applicants must be associated with New Brunswick as a resident or as an artist who exhibits in New Jersey. Students and faculty members of Rutgers University and neighboring schools may enter. You must at least be pursuing an undergraduate career to participate. Degree does not need to be related to art.  There is no limit to the number of works entered.

To enter for consideration, please email the following to

  • Images with title/dimensions
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement about your work
Or contact:
Jewel Lim, Event coordinator,

3 thoughts on “Alfa Art Gallery’s New Brunswick Salon ~ Call for Artists

  1. Honey Bee, this was very insightful and a wonderful read. I admire the way you express yourself and the confidence you have regarding your identity.
    Ps. You’re soooo not androgynous. Not when you had long hair & denim skirts and not now when you have short hair and pants.

  2. This made me think of my own relationship with the ethnic aspect of my identity. My background is Jewish and Russian, with my self-being a first generation American. My family, as a result, had the full USSR experience, anti-Semitism included. And both my maternal grandparents lived through the blockage during the Siege of Leningrad. Even though I think these stories partly make me who I am, I do not identify as Russian or Jewish. Nor do I see myself as a person. I identify more with the activities I perform and the things I enjoy: comedy and music nerd, writer, JVP team member, Friend of Tom, Philosophy major, etc. Although I do take pride in being a first generation American. So, this article certainly got my thinkin’!

  3. Identity is tough. A lot of times, I feel our culture is almost hyper-focused on labeling and identifying oneself. That is not to say we should abandon all forms of identity, Rebecca is right, identity is very important. I feel that we should let our identity to explain where it is that we come from rather than who we are. By identifying myself in one way or another, it allows people to pass judgment prematurely. I think in an ideal world, one would present their point of view or ideas and then state what aspects of human culture they identify with. I suppose I would say that I’m Irish American, I also have the good fortune of being the first in my family born in the US but for me this has meant that my parents talk funny and the majority of my relatives live far away from me. The fact that I’m Irish always made me feel like I was a weird kid but I’ve come across very few people who simply identify themselves as ‘American.’
    Nice article Rebecca, how did the girl’s hair turn out?

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