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A New Berth - Juried Art Show

Call for Artists to Submit Work

in partnership with camden shipyard and maritime museum
Camden, NJ

Exhibition Dates: September 15 - October 13, 2019
Registration Deadline: august 19, 2019

Artists are invited to submit work for consideration for “A New Berth,” a maritime-themed exhibition at Camden FireWorks.  Jurors will consider the quality of the artist’s work and the relevance of the subject matter.  Acceptable subjects include seascapes, maritime culture and history; marine life; rivers, streams and watersheds; ocean journeys and immigration and works that speak to related social issues.  

A New Berth is part of a collaborative project with the Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum.  Art work accepted for “A New Berth” may, with the artist’s permission, also be displayed at a pop-up exhibition at the Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum as part of the museum’s annual fundraising event on October 20.  To learn more about the museum, please check out their website:

Camden FireWorks is a dynamic new art space on South Broadway, part of a neighborhood cultural renaissance driven by visual, performing and literary arts leaders.  The gallery hosts a range of offerings from world-class artists to neighborhood celebrations.  Camden was once home to a prosperous, vibrant international culture, supported by its shipbuilding industry and enriched by its port, which was one of the ten largest in the world.  A New Berth aims to lift up and explore both the history and the hopes of this river city.  Submit your work to become part of the story!

Our Jurors:  Lonnie Graham and Doris Nogueira-Rogers

Lonnie Graham, is an artist, photographer and cultural activist whose work addresses the integral role of the artist in society and seeks to re-establish artists as creative problem solvers. He is a Pew Fellow and Professor at Pennsylvania State University, the former Acting Associate Director of the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia and the former Director of Photography at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Doris Nogueira-Rogers received her B.A. from the Escola de Belas Artes (School of Fine Arts) of the Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In addition to exhibiting her work nationally and internationally, Doris has been actively involved in education through her work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Taller Puertorriqueno, Appel Farms Arts and Music Center, among other institutions.  She grew up in a seafaring family, the daughter and sister of commanders in the Brazilian Navy.  

Registration Deadline extended: august 19, 2019, 11:59 pm 
Acceptance will be posted by: Wednesday, August 28 at 12:00 pm
Artwork Drop off: september 5, 6 and 7, 11 am - 6 pm
Artwork Pickup: October 22 and 23, 11 am - 6 pm
For Information:

Conditions and Instructions:

Open to all artists and all media.
All works must be for sale.
All works entered must be original creations by the artist.
Entry into this exhibit is not guaranteed and only three pieces from any one artist will be accepted in the jurying process.  If you are accepted into the exhibit and the work you deliver is not true to your digital submissions, is below our professional standards, or not display ready, the committee has the right to deny your submissions with no refunds.

To Enter:

To enter, follow the instructions below and submit a clear image for each entry as an email attachment.  The image can be a jpeg, png, or tiff. To resize your image, open it in an image processing program and change the dimensions to between 800–1200 pixels on the largest side.  Do NOT submit thumbnails (less than 800×800 pixels).  Change the resolution to 72dpi. Make sure the resulting file size is less than 1mb.  
NAME YOUR IMAGE THIS WAY (PLEASE):  yourlastname_yourfirstname_medium_title

Entry Fees:  $20 per entry for up to three works

The entry fee may be paid using the DONATE button on the Camden FireWorks website (see the upper right corner of the site).

Delivering Works:

Your work  must be hand-delivered to Camden FireWorks at 1813 South Broadway, Camden, NJ 08104.  Camden FireWorks is not equipped to receive or return parcels sent by mail or delivery service.
Your two-dimensional works must be wired for hanging: no saw tooth hangers, cleats, string, or tape are permitted.
A 25 lb. maximum weight for work intended to be hung on the walls including hardware and/or armature.
Three-dimensional work can be freestanding or displayed on a pedestal.  The artist will provide the pedestal.

Sales and Commission:

Art sold is subject to a 25% commission fee.  Sales tax will be added to the price of work sold.  Remittance of NJ Sales Tax will be handled by Camden FireWorks.  All artists with sales commissions of $600 or more per calendar year are required to furnish their SS# or Tax ID# to Camden FireWorks.  A 1099-MISC for taxable income will be issued by Camden FireWorks for sales commissions of $600 or higher.  Commissions are paid at the close of the show.

Media/Press Release:

Camden FireWorks reserves the right to use digital images of exhibited artworks for the sole purpose of promotion of this exhibition and Camden FireWorks on social media, websites, and advertising.

Late Pick-up Penalty:

If you cannot pick up your work during the advertised time, you must arrange for someone else to pick it up.  Work left beyond two weeks after the advertised pick-up date will be considered abandoned.  Abandoned work will become the property of the Camden FireWorks and will be sold to benefit the organization’s mission.

A New Berth Submission Instructions

Please submit the following in the body of your email to



Phone Number


List of Submitted Works with the Following: Title, Medium, Dimensions, Price

Attach up to 3 images to your email.


Please contact us at or call 856-448-3044.

Thank you!