2019 New Jersey Arts Annual – Crafts February 9 – June 16, 2019

Call for Submissions

The New Jersey Arts Annual is a unique series of exhibitions highlighting the State’s visual artists. One exhibition takes place each year in either fine arts or crafts, in alternating sequence. These exhibitions are open to any artist currently living or working in New Jersey.

The Arts Annual series is sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

Exhibition Theme
New Jersey: New Directions in Fiber Art

Exhibit location: Montclair Art Musuem, February 8 – June 16 2019

In recent years, artists have been actively contributing to an international renaissance in fiber arts with powerful, cultural associations. The formerly strict boundaries between so-called fine and applied arts have become increasingly blurred. Renowned artists such as Sheila Hicks and Lenore Tawney working with textiles and fiber transcend simple and assumed distinctions between art and craft. Whether emerging or established, the artists chosen for this year’s Crafts Annual should manifest the striking diversity and vitality of New Jersey fiber work. The examples chosen will encompass a variety of media and techniques and also address a multiplicity of technical, aesthetic, and social concerns. As humanity relies increasingly upon technology, there is a growing appreciation of the personal, sensuous delivery of mood and content through the familiar components of fiber. Putting forth the discoveries of their world and times, these artists engage the expressive potential of ancient methods with contemporary voices.

ENTRY DEADLINE Wednesday, August 1, 2018

For more information about jurors, eligibility, and submission requirements and form, please click here to download the prospectus.

Reminder: June 2018 Meeting this Thursday


PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 209 Mountain Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006

Doors will open  at 7pm.  Elections for the 2018-2019 Board will be held at this meeting. Please visit the Members Only section to read about the nominees.

Important: Please sign in at the registration table 

Remember to bring: 

  • Bee Hive blocks are due.
  • Icon Pillow Challenge is due.
  • Charity quilts that you’ve completed
  • Refreshments: since it’s the official start of summer, consider bringing a “solstice snack” to share, especially if your birthday is this month
  • Name Tag: If you do not have a name tag, we can arrange a partner swap – just ask any of the NJMQG Executive Board Officers (Margy, Kathy, Lori, Aubrey, Sarah).
  • As always, please bring anything you may have for Show and Tell!

 FREE table: Bring in the quilty items you no longer use and drop them on our FREE table at the beginning of the meeting. If your items are not taken, please take them home with you

• Member Corner: Many of our members have their own creative businesses and services to offer. A designated table is provided for members to leave their business cards, class/workshop lists, postcards, etc. This is a great way to get the word out about what you have to offer!

• Library: Have you borrowed a book from the NJMQG library? Books can be checked out for one month. Please see Laura F., our librarian.
If you have checked a book out, please return it at the September meeting when we will be back at the Community Church.

• Upcoming Programs:

Saturday July 21st – Open Sew at the Montclair Public Library Auditorium 50 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

Saturday August 11th – Silk Screen Workshop with Aleeda Crawley. Signups will open soon; watch for an announcement. Meanwhile, keep doodling & sketching!

See you on Thursday! 

Board Nominations are Open!


Nominations are open for all Board positions but we are particularly looking for a Program Chair (or two/co-chairs) and a Treasurer. Please help our guild move forward and consider running for one of these critical board positions.

For more information, log into the Members-Only section here.

If you have any questions about the roles and responsibilities of any of the board positions, reach out to the current or past holders of those positions and check the by-laws.