CAF 2012 Call for Art: September 20th Deadline!


The Cathedral Arts Festival, the largest and longest-running celebration of artists and the arts in Hudson County, proudly announces its 23rd annual Festival and Gala. The creative gifts of our evergrowing pool of submitting artists and the dedication of passionate art supporters, both behind the scenes and in the crowds, have helped to make Cathedral Arts Festival a treasured cultural institution in the county, and a crown jewel in the cultural fabric that is historic downtown Jersey City. This year’s festival has been themed “Spirit of Community” to celebrate the spirit that brings together artists, supporters, congregation, and neighborhood for this event.

Our gallery venue is, itself, a work of art. The beautiful, 159-year-old sanctuary of Jersey City’s beloved Grace Church Van Vorst is the permanent home for this annual exhibition and festival. Our traditional champagne gala will officially open the visual art gallery on Saturday, November 3rd and the exhibition will remain open throughout the fall holiday season. The festival will end with the closing of the gallery on Friday, November 30.

We now reach out to our local art community and beyond to find the artists and work that will define CAF 23. As always, artwork in all media and encompassing all subject matter will be considered, but this year we ask specifically for work that reflects the theme “Spirit of Community.” The curatorial team asks that all submissions be new to CAF and our gallery space, not recently exhibited locally, physically available to CAF from drop-off weekend through the close of the festival, and reasonably priced so that visitors to the gallery might be encouraged and able to purchase original art of exceptional quality. All work is for sale with 60% of the sale going to the exhibiting artist and 40% to Grace Church and Grace Van Vorst Community Services.

Please submit up to six JPEGS (preferred) or prints of your work. JPEGs/prints should be of good quality, true to color, and named so as to be easily identifiable to the artist and for content. Please submit JPEGs that are 72 dpi. For each submission please clearly note/provide the following:
• Artist name and contact information (address, phone(s) and email)
• Title of Work
• Medium of Artwork
• Dimensions (height x width x length)
• Price
• One-Page resume

We encourage all artists who can to submit work via email by forwarding all materials and info to: You may, however, mail your submission or drop it off at the church.

All submissions, however, must be received on or before September 20th to be considered. If you choose to submit by mail, send all information to Grace Church Van Vorst, Attention: CAF 23 Artwork Submissions. Decisions regarding accepted work can be expected on or before October 10th.
Accepted artwork must be delivered (ready to install; hardware included) to Grace Church Van Vorst on Friday, October 19th from 6pm-9pm or on Saturday, October 20th from 9am to 11am.

GRACE CHURCH VAN VORST – 39 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: (201) 659-2211 /

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s