LONG BRANCH: Some of the areas best artists will be converging on the Long Branch area next month for the 16th annual Art in the Park event.
The event will be held in West End Park, on the corner of Brighton and Ocean Avenues, on Sunday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will feature art and crafts in a variety of mediums including photography, sculpture and paint.
Over 50 artists participated last year to display and sell their art and event organizers are looking to increase that number this year.
Organizers are seeking submissions in the categories of works on paper, works on canvas, sculpture, mixed media, photography, ceramics, and special materials including wood, glass or plastic). Submissions in jewelry, fiber and fabric art are not being taken at this time.
This year's guest juror will be Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern, a New Jersey based artist whose paintings and prints have been exhibited at galleries in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Chicago. She is a Parsons graduate and an adjunct professor of painting and drawing at New Jersey City University and Brookdale Community College and the former executive designer for Polo Ralph Lauren.
Those interested in participating in this year's Art in the Park should send photos or JPEGS of their work for consideration and should contact event coordinator Mare Akana at 732-542-1307 for submission details. The deadline to enter this year's event is Saturday, May 17 and there is a non-refundable entry fee of $45 due at time of registration, and locations of tents or stalls (measuring 100 square feet) within the park will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.