Once again the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation are challenging the creatives in our community!
The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation [JLGF] will hold a juried contest in five categories for visual and performing arts:
What makes this contest unique? The theme will be revealed on June 17th and the work must be completed within three days. This challenge is open to all artists living in Ocean County, NJ, who are 18 or older. Intention to compete form must be completed and submitted by midnight, June 15th.
Your correspondence must state what form of art you intend to produce. You may choose ONLY one of the five categories listed (music, poetry, sculpture, painting, or photography).
The challenge of course, will be to create your work in three (3) days. The work that is created must fit the theme. The theme will be announced at 8:00am on June 17th and the work must be completed by NOON, June 20th.
Judges will select their top three works of art in all five categories. The shortlist will be announced on WOBM’s Shawn and Sue on June 23rd, where online voting from the community will begin. Online voting ends midnight, June 30th.
One winner per category will be awarded $1,500 from the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation. The winner with the most popular votes will an additional $2,500.
All entries (not just winners) will be displayed on the www.jayandlindagruninfoundation.org/engagetomsriver website. Each entry becomes part of the public, historical online contest catalog and will not be removed at a later date.
*any instrument- as an instrumental (individual or group)
*cantata (vocals with accompaniment)
*a Capella (vocals alone)
Time perimeters: One and a half minutes to three and a half minutes (1.5 to 3.5 minutes)
Media event for announcing the theme will be on WOBM’s Shawn and Sue at 8:00am.
The competition is open to artists aged 18 or older, who are residents of Ocean County, NJ. In the case of teams, at least one team member must be a resident in Ocean County.
|Midnight, June 15, 2016||Intent to Compete must be submitted.|
|June 17, 8:00am||Theme will be announced on WOBM’s Shawn and Sue, by email, and it will be posted to the JLGF website www.engagetomsriver.com|
|June 20, Noon||All work must be delivered by email or brought physically to the library. 101 Washington St, Toms River, NJ. 08753|
|June 20-June 23||Panel of Judges decide shortlist.|
|June 23||Shortlist announced on Shawn and Sue, and on engagetomsriver.com|
|July 1||Winners announced at Mancini Hall reception. If you are not on the shortlist, you must pick up your art work after the reception.|
|June 20 -Aug 15||Exhibiting at the OC Library, 101 Washington St, Toms River, NJ. 08753|
|Aug 16||Winning art must be picked up from OC Library. Exact time frame TBD.|
The artists will retain all rights to the idea, music, art and design. The JLGF reserves the right to display, photograph, or otherwise record all submitted materials. The Downtown Toms River Business Improvement District and Ocean County reserve the right to use the submissions or a photographic image to fundraise, advertise and/or use for marketing materials. They also have a right to use any videos or recordings made during the entire process.
All art submitted and delivered on time, will be exhibited from June 20th to Aug 15th, in the atrium of the OC Library in Downtown Toms River, 101 Washington St, Toms River, NJ 08753.
The selected winners/or team from each category will be awarded $1,500, with one artist earning the Grand Prize, a total of $4,000.00!
The deadline to submit your Intent to Compete: June 15, 2016, Midnight.
Deadline for submission of actual work, June 20th, 12pm.
Intent to Compete must include:
There will be a prestigious panel of judges, which will be finalized soon. Check back for more information.
The winner will be notified July 1, 2016, at a reception at Mancini Hall in the OC Library.
Judges will be looking for:
* aesthetic and technical quality
* distinctive personal expression /uniqueness
* how well it expresses the theme / fulfills intent
*Please note: Terms and Conditions may change. Artists will assume all risk. The Ocean County Library, Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation and judges are not responsible for any potential damage to the submitted work.
Who We Are
The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation
The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation is a private family philanthropic fund based in Toms River, NJ. Our aim is to make Toms River the regional template for quality of life and strong economic health through root-cause focused investment in health care, education and the arts.
We are a proactive grant maker. This means we will identify and invest in organizations which will help the foundation attain its various programmatic goals.
Our aim is to collaborate with and invest in innovative projects that can have measurable impact and can create meaningful, transformative change. To find out more visit http://www.jayandlindagruninfoundation.org