Pro Arts seeks work for

SOLSTICE – a Member’s exhibition

Exhibit Dates June 1- 30, 2017

Artist Reception: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 6-8 pm

Curated By Eileen Ferara and Nupur Nishith

Rotunda Gallery, City Hall, 280 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ.

Humans have long celebrated the astronomical occurrence of the longest daylight of the year, also known as midsummer, in the northern Hemisphere. It is the point when the sun seems to stand still in the sky. While the Northern Hemisphere celebrates the longest day of the year, those south of the equator are experiencing the shortest day, or winter solstice. In the Arctic it is the time of the midnight sun. Celebrations surrounding the summer solstice have been held since ancient times. In ancient Chinese culture a ceremony was held to honor the earth, femininity and yin; the Sioux held spectacular rituals featuring dancing and body paint; Pre-Columbian civilization placed great significance on the solstice, positioning temples so that the buildings aligned with cast shadows at important astronomical times, and the Romans paid tribute on the solstice to Vesta, goddess of the hearth. fire, dancing, maypoles and sun salutations are some of the ways that people still celebrate the solstice.

Pro Arts encourages work that is a broad interpretation of the theme. Both 2D and 3D work will be considered, and the curators also seek proposals for a hanging work appropriate for the Rotunda space. City Hall is located at 280 Grove St in downtown Jersey City. Every effort will be made to include work from each Pro Arts member.

SUBMISSION DETAILS: Please Submit:  jpegs for up to 3 works. detail images welcome if important to understanding the overall piece (eg sculpture).

File requirements: Size: 72dpi, no more than 1000px in any direction

Name files as follows: LastName_FirstName_01.jpg, LastName_FirstName_02.jpg, LastName_FirstName_03.jpg

Body of email:  Include an image list that corresponds with your file number.

Include Title, size, medium, date, price
Ex: 01 – “Love that Art”, 24″ x 45″, oil on canvas, 2017, $700

ENTRY FEE:  FREE for all Current members, $25 membership fee for non-members, good for one year membership to Pro Arts

Deadline for submitting work:  May 12, 11pm.

Notification of work selected: May 17

Send submission to with the headline:



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