The New Jersey State Museum is welcoming submissions to the 2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence. The exhibition will be on view in the Museum on June 18, 2022 through April 30, 2023. This open call invites a range of artistic practices and media that explore the “Reemergence” theme.

New Jersey is home to a diverse and robust artistic community. Here at the start of 2022, the world remains devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, political and ideological polarization continues to divide Americans, and our collective reckoning with systemic racism remains critical to achieving the country’s promise. Artists, like most New Jerseyans, are taking steps to reemerge into an altered landscape. How has this changed landscape manifested itself in artists’ practice? Do the works reflect hope, despair, resignation, or something else? Have artists altered their style, worked with new materials, embraced technology? How has isolation and tentative reemergence been reflected in the works created during this period? Deadline for applications is March 18, 2022; use this link to apply. https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=10106

The New Jersey Arts Annual is a unique series of exhibitions highlighting the State’s visual and performing artists. In partnership with major museums around the state, one exhibition takes place each year, alternating between host institutions. 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.  At the New Jersey State Museum, the exhibition is also supported by the New Jersey State Museum Foundation.