FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jersey City, NJ – The Central Avenue S.I.D. Management Corporation is again seeking creative proposals for public art installations within the Central Avenue shopping district. Selected artwork will be commissioned for installation late summer/ early fall and paid upon completion. The submission deadline is Friday, August 2, 2019.
All artists interested in participating must complete and adhere to the guidelines in the Request for Proposal (RFP) which is available online: www.JCHeights.com. A hard copy of the application can also be obtained from the CASID office. It is a competitive process allowing all artwork and artists an equal opportunity to be selected.
Preference will be given to proposals that contain 1) original and well-executed use of Trompe l’oeil art technique involving realistic imagery that appears three dimensional and 2) artwork that references the rich history of the surrounding community (i.e. The Heights/ Jersey City/ Hudson County).
New Jersey Advance Media named Central Avenue the most eye-popping one mile walk in Jersey City in Spring 2019. As noted in the article, “Art lives in the street, taking over buildings, traffic boxes, and store windows. In less than a mile walk, there are more than two dozen pieces of art to see, with no admission charge.” The shopping district has commissioned nineteen art installations since 2009 and is seeking to do more. Local residents, businesses, and artists are working together to further shape and grow the outdoor art gallery along the Central Avenue shopping corridor.
This program is managed by the CASID and made possible by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of State, and administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.