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Atlantic Highlands Arts Council

Call for Art

Affordable Art Show & sale - November 29th - december 22


Submissions due by November 11th!

Our Affordable Art Show  & Sale will Open on "Black Friday",November 29th and will exhibit a curated selection of handmade work by local artisans at the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council Gallery this holiday season. 

Art can include 3D objects such as handmade jewelry, sculpture and pottery as well as 2D objects such as original oils, watercolor and works on paper.   Must be original artwork or craftwork  and never shown at Arts Council before.  Prices can range from $5 to $500 to suit both first-time and seasoned art collectors.  Artists may submit up to 5 pieces. 

Items must be submitted online through our website at the link below

(LIMITED in person submission on Tuesdays -  BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please email us at  Subject Line : TUESDAY APPT REQUEST )

Two dimensional work must be wired and ready to hang. 

Please read our artist AHAC 2019 Exhibit Policies  under Exhibition Forms section below for more details.  Work may be posted on our social media and printed promotional materials.

Entry fee (per item): $5 members/$10 non-members

Online entry: before 5pm on November 11, 2019 through submission links below.

Delivery of work: must be hand-delivered to the AHAC Gallery at

54 First Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 between the hours of 11am and 4pm on Saturday, November 23rd or Sunday, November 24th.

Opening Reception: Black Friday (November 29th) from 4:00 pm until 9:00. Admission to the opening reception is free to all and open to the public. Artists are encouraged to attend.
Pick-up Unsold Consigned Work: In person pick-up between the hours of 11am and 4pm on Saturday, December 21st or Sunday, December 22nd.

Payment: AHAC will handle all sales. 30% of the sale will benefit the AHAC. You will receive a check for the remaining 70% by mid-January, 2020.

Follow link below to Submit work and Instructions for sending images to us!

Submission (members) $5

Submission (non-members) $10





Pratima Rao is a national award winning  artist from Holmdel, NJ. This exhibit will feature Rao’s expressive land and seascapes in oil,  which were painted en plein air – outdoors – in Southern Italy and New  Jersey.
Rao has been juried several times into well known national plein air  events, and most recently into ‘Plein Air Easton,’ one of the most  prestigious plein air events in the country.
Rao seeks to capture the effect of light on the landscape. As a result,  her works are filled with light, vibrant, impressionistic expressions  that are said to allow the viewer to feel like they can walk into her  art and experience the moment.
Rao’s artwork is collected by patrons in the U.S. and abroad. Rao enjoys teaching and currently conducts oil painting classes and  workshops for studio and plein air oil painting at the Guild of Creative  Art in Shrewsbury and at the Canvas Studios in Fair Haven.

Pictured above : "Fun on the Beach"

8"x10"  Oil on Linen

In Our Window




Judi Hull, JustJudi is an Asbury Park, NJ based artist with studio space

in The Jersey Shore Arts Center right around the corner in Neptune.

Judi is a painter of anything she can find. Bold, friendly colors

and uplifting inspiring subject matter are among this artists favorite

things to paint. “Todays world can be a complicated and dark place.

There is just so much everyday simple and natural beauty around us.

Why not just paint it.”

Judi is also a graphic designer/art director with a degree in graphic

design. She studied graphic design and fine art at California College of

the Arts, Oakland, CA and also The Art Students League in New York.

Judi earned her degree from duCret School of Art in Plainfield, NJ.

She began her career in New York on Madison Avenue at

Young & Rubicam, Inc. Judi has worked as an Art Director and

Graphic Designer at various agencies on accounts ranging from food

and beverage, liquor, pharmaceuticals, beauty, cosmetics

and insurance. No matter how busy, Judi always manages to

come back to her first love which is painting and drawing.

Pictured above  : "The Last of the Sunflowers" 

48"x24"  Acrylic on Canvas


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Jersey Shore Arts Center

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Hotel Tides, Asbury Park - Solo Show

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The Art of the Jersey Shore -

Featured Visual Artist, Cafe Artiste

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Upcoming exhibits

November : the Pause between | photographs by beatriz elena rodriguez & caroline northrop


Film is not dead! Original film photography by Atlantic Highlands artist, Caroline Northrop and Brooklyn artist, Beatriz Elena Rodriguz.

upcoming calls for art

Annual Juried members Art Exhibit - january 2020


Our Annual Juried Members Art Exhibit  is scheduled for January 2020. If you are a current member of the Atlantic Highlands Arts  Council, you will be invited to submit a piece to our Annual Juried Members Art Exhibit.  This exhibit is being spearheaded  by artist member, Mike Scherfen. Details and Call to follow.



2020 exhibit highlights

2020 sneak preview

In addition to our Annual Juried Members Art Exhibit in January, we will be putting Calls For Art out for a Ceramic & Jewelry exhibit, a group Photography exhibit, the Plastic Wave Project returns in April in time for Earth Day for a 2-week exhibit, a Children's Art exhibit, Art of the Edge returns, a Tattoo Arts exhibit, a Pastel Arts exhibit are among the shows we have in store. In additon, look for Mike Scherfen & Miguel Figueras in 2020.

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