Art lovers in the region will be exposed to a wide variety of visual artwork, in all media and for all budgets, as Art Fair 14C returns for its third year. The 2021 edition will feature over 120 regional and international artists and galleries from November 12-14 in the Glass Gallery at Mana Contemporary.
Established in 2018, Art Fair 14C offers local and regional artists and arts organizations the experience of an international art fair that is now crucial to making a living in the arts. The annual fair provides a showcase for hundreds of artists from New Jersey, New York and around the world, providing art lovers in the region with exposure to a wide variety of visual artwork, in all media and for all budgets.
“The visual arts must be seen – that’s why it was so important for us to have an in-person fair in 2021, and there is no better place we can imagine than the Glass Gallery at Mana Contemporary” says Robinson Holloway, founder and director of the 14C art fair.
“Art Fair 14C was created because fairs are the meeting place for the art world and art lovers, and participation is vital for the survival of galleries, the careers of artists and the possibility for the public. to enjoy the fine arts. Our artists and exhibitors have told us how difficult the pandemic has been for them – with galleries closing, artists’ incomes cut, and often months of isolation. Art Fair 14C has always been one of the funniest events on the art calendar, and its return this fall is a hit with our attendees.
Art Fair 14C spent its first two years on the Jersey City waterfront at the Hyatt Regency. The new space at the Glass Gallery includes a new 40,000 square foot space.
Several exhibitors will be attending their first-ever art fair, including the AKWAABA GALLERY in Newark, 4 Flavors Art Gallery in Montclair and Office Space in Salt Lake City, UT. The fair will also include five installation spaces that will feature Anne Dushanko Dobek, New Providence; Debbie Hesse, New Haven, Connecticut; Frank Ippolito, Jersey City; Rita Jiménez, Lyndhurst; and Shell Space: Margaret Roleke, Easton, Connecticut.
Art Fair 14C will also once again present The Juried Show, featuring 40 artists from New Jersey, nearly half of them from Jersey City. Artists selected for The Juried Show benefit from a central showcase during Art Fair 14C and are offered other exhibition opportunities throughout the year. Judges for the 2021 Jury Show include Ronni Anderson, Anderson Contemporary; Diana Burroughs, Marlborough Gallery; and Krista Scenna, Ground Floor Gallery.
New to the fair is “After Hours”, which will take place on November 12th from 6pm to 9pm. at a reduced ticket price. Food trucks and a cash bar will be available. After hours tickets cost $ 15.
Participating artists and groups include Jersey City’s Now Project Space (NPSA), which will occupy booth D18 and feature three artists: Cheryl Gross will present multimedia works on paper; Jada Fabrizio presents her staged photographs based on the “New Topographic” movement of landscapes altered by man; and Vikki Michalios will present abstract paintings from his series “Haven, a celebration of the human being”.
Jonte Drew, who has been selected for the summer / fall residency at 14C, will also be on stand D15. Drew, who recently obtained a Masters of Fine Arts, was selected for a 6-month residency at Art 150 last July. The residency ends on December 31. Her work focuses on the shared experiences of African Americans in America, the commodification of urban culture, and the conversations surrounding mental health.
Other Jersey City and New Jersey venues that will be featured include Art House Gallery, 4 Flavors Art Gallery, Anne Dushanko Dobek, Cheryl R. Riley, Deep Space Gallery, Gardenship.Art, Maidens and Martyrs, NJCU: MFA Program , Tim Daly, The Carpenters and the Village West Gallery.
Tickets for Art Fair 14C are available at https://bit.ly/3weWTJ7. The Glass Gallery at Mana Contemporary is located at 888 Newark Ave., Jersey City. All visitors will be required to present proof of their full immunization status in paper or digital form. Vaccination exceptions will be made for children under 12 years old. These guests must present proof of a negative PCR test performed within 36 hours of the event or a negative antigen test performed within six hours of the event.