Open Calls for Artists



5th Annual Juried Print Exhibition Prospectus




Artworks Trenton is pleased to announce our  5th Annual Juried Print Exhibition which showcases the works of selected artists and printmakers whose works reflect the many mediums of hand pulled printing.   Artists will be selected from all over the country to take part in this exhibition which will be held in our Community Gallery, from March 10th - April 14th, 2018, with a opening reception on March 10th, 2017, from 7-9pm.  

JUROR:  Mike Quinn - Owner/Sole Proprietor at Culture Magnet



•All entries must be original work completed within the last three years and not previously shown in any Artworks Trenton show.

•Copies and reproductions of original works of art, whether embellished or not, are not eligible for submission to this juried exhibition. However, prints such as lithographs, woodcuts, engravings, etching, screen prints, or any other method of hand pulled printing are acceptable.  Digital works, giclee prints, photography are not acceptable.  Editions must be numbered.

•Please be mindful of copyright infringements – BE ORIGINAL!


•A Diptych or Triptych is considered as one submission of artwork and must be priced as one individual piece. It must be submitted, charged, and labeled as such.  The overall maximum size of the triptych or diptych may not exceed 30” x 60”.  Any combination of work greater than these dimensions will not be accepted. Please contact the Exhibition Coordinator to discuss any concerns before submission of work.


•Maximum size for prints ( including frame ) may not exceed 30x60. This rule is to ensure that there is space enough to hang at least one piece from each accepted artist.

•Any entry weighing over 40 lbs. must be handled by the artist and prior arrangements for its placement made with the Exhibition Coordinator.


•All works must be framed. Glass or Plexi must be clean (inside and out), unscratched and intact.

•Frames must be in good condition (no scratches or loose corners).

•Mats must be clean and smoothly cut.

• Screw eyes and hanging wire MUST be attached firmly to the back of the piece. NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS!  Works not wired will not be accepted.

•Art work must be completely dry. 


•The Review Committee will inspect submissions for condition and adherence to the above policies

•Inclusion in the exhibit is at the sole discretion of the juror(s), Artworks Exhibition Coordinator, Artworks Education Coordinator, and the Artworks Executive Director.


Work accepted for an exhibition may not be substituted, nor will any be permitted to be withdrawn during the exhibition, except in extenuating circumstances, and then only with the approval of the Exhibition Coordinator.  All works must hang for the durations of the exhibition.


All accepted entries are insured from the opening of the exhibition to the close of the exhibition.  Insurance does not cover damage caused by faulty framing or wiring.  Submission of work to any exhibition constitutes agreement on the part of the artist to the provisions set forth.


- First Prize – 125.00

- Second Prize – 75.00

- Third Prize – 50.00

- Honorable Mention - Artworks Artist Membership ( 50.00 value )


All juried exhibitions require a non-refundable entry fee of $25.00 for up to three submissions.


Artworks Trenton will handle ALL sales.  There is a 30% sales commission to Artworks Trenton.


1. Fill out the online application form.  Pay non-refundable submission fee of $25 (for up to three entries)

2. Send an email with a list of artwork and up to three images attached, NOT embedded and NO links, with PRINT EXHIBITION 2018 (ALL CAPS) in the subject line to Image files should be JPG files, no more than 10” in height or width, and no less than 72 dpi and no more than 300 dpi. Name each image file with first name, last name and title of artwork. (  Jane_Doe_ArtworkTitle )   Each title within the file name must correspond with the title on the entry form.                                                             



Art MUST be dropped off by the artist or a representative of the artist on the designated drop off day(s). If artwork is not delivered on the designated day(s), they will not be included in the exhibition. 

Mailed in works MUST be received by the end of the day on the last drop off day. Mailed in works MUST have return postage sent with the original package.



Art MUST be picked up within one week after the close of the exhibition. If artwork is not picked up on the designated days, fees will incur on a daily basis. {$5.00/day for every business day starting one week after the pick up date, not to exceed two weeks.  After two weeks, works are considered orphaned and become the property of Artworks Trenton. 

Mailed in works MUST have return postage sent with the original package.




Any exhibiting artist consents to the use of his/her name and the artist’s image(s) for purposes of promotion and advertisement by Artworks Trenton.  The artist waives any claim, including any claim for invasion of the right of privacy of copyright, against Artworks, its directors, officers, employees, and volunteers.



•The Exhibition Coordinator must be notified in advance if an unconventional method of presentation or hanging is required. Policies set forth by Artworks Trenton will prevail.

Once an accepted piece of artwork is installed in a show, please do not ask to change its location.  It is up to the Exhibition Coordinator and/or Curator of the exhibition to place and hang artwork.





Mercer County is seeking artwork for the exterior of the County Court House that opened in 2013.

Professional, practicing artists and artist teams living or working within a 50-mile radius of Mercer County are eligible to apply to be chosen for the Mercer County Court House Public Art Project. Artists with positive public art installation experiences or who have partnered with architects in art installation are strongly preferred.

The art, which will be installed in five recessed panels, should reflect the history of Mercer County, the city of Trenton, and/or the county court system.

Panels in the exterior wall of the courthouse to the left of the courthouse’s main entrance on South Warren Street will showcase the artwork. The panels are four feet tall, eight feet wide, and four inches deep.

Sculptors, artists or artist teams are invited to submit their professional and artistic qualifications for the public art project. For details and application requirements, click here. Finalists selected by a committee will be asked to submit a full proposal for the project. The deadline to submit an application for the project is Jan. 10 of 2018.

Materials used must be weather resistant and the final artwork must be prepared to be readily mounted to CMU block. The total project budget, including installation costs, is $74,000. Questions? Contact Tricia Fagan at