An important part of our mission of sparking creativity in the communities we serve is to provide independent working artists and writers opportunities to submit their work for solo and group exhibitions and to share their process and their work more publicly.
NOW SHOWING IN THE GALLERY: OTHER NATURE
JUNE 14-JULY 28, 2018
Three artists, inspired by the phenomena of the physical world around them and by the ways Mother Nature motivates exploration, collection, and creation. The work of Rachael Krehel, Erica Pizza, and Susana Plotquin intends to show the balance between nature’s subtle sensitivity and powerful ability to evoke change. Found objects and symbols of nature inspire the making, and their processes include weaving, knotting, braiding, and cutting. Each artist utilizes raw natural space to showcase her own work as a means to highlight its organic nature.
Rachael Borth Krehel, a New Jersey public school visual arts educator and artist. She draws inspiration mostly from nature and the sciences, also drawing from the decorative arts areas like traditional Mexican art, Buddhist Art, and the Art Deco movement. Erica Engfer Pizza is a proud public high school art teacher and the recipient of two grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Her work explores new ways to render simplified imagery with the intention of challenging the viewer about perceptions of everyday objects. usana Plotquin is interested in art infused with other cultures. Her passion for weaving started two years ago when she visited Guatemala. After learning the process from a local woman who shared her loom, Susana fell in love with it and bought her own.
JUNE 22-24, 2018
MORE TO THE POINT: AN EXHIBITION OF PENCIL DRAWINGS By beatrice Ross clark
Beatrice is a 14-year-old recent graduate of Renaissance School in Montclair. She will be a freshman at Glen Ridge High School in the fall and she enjoys learning French, watching horror movies, and, of course, drawing with pencils. To preview and purchase her work, go here.
Gallery / WORSHOP SPACE Rental
The Creativity Caravan is an alternative art space providing a venue for exhibits and events in a less-traditional setting within a busy retail community in the heart of Montclair center. Our 700-square-foot workshop/gallery area is available for rental by artists who are looking for a space to share their work - whether teaching a workshop, showing personal work, or collaborating with a group of artists. We would also love to host poetry or book readings and corporate groups for creative team-building exercises.
The Creativity Caravan will also provide opportunities for several group shows per year - open public calls for artists, all submission forms, and information will be added to our site several months prior. If you are an artist or instructor who is interested in displaying your work in our gallery or in teaching a workshop, please contact us directly for details about space rental. We are especially interested in working with emerging artists, but all artists and mediums will be considered.
Please note: In January 2018, we announced we will be exhibiting the work of female and female-identifying artists only. We have a year-round open submission policy for our monthly exhibitions and we are seeking artwork from emerging and established artists in any medium: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital art and mixed media. You may submit your artwork as a “general submission” or to a specific exhibit that we list twice a year. All artwork submitted is reviewed by our curatorial panel and kept on file to be considered for each upcoming exhibition. (For 2018, all exhibition rental fees have been waived. A 40% commission on all sales still applicable.)
Workshop/Space Rental fees:
Up to 2-hours: $75
3+ hours: $35 per hour + $25 set up/clean up fee
We offer artists/workshop facilitators a professional sales staff, display space in prime Montclair retail location, and marketing via our website, social media, press releases, and print media.
Our cancellation policy:
14 days prior to event: $25 administration fee will be charged to the renter.
7 days prior to event: 25% of total rental fee will be charged to renter.
48 hours prior to event: 50% of total rental fee will be charged to renter.