Call for Art: Members Show

This Too Shall Pass:

an exhibition of artwork by HV Arts Council members

With New Jersey’s stay-at-home orders lifting, we are thrilled to announce that the show will go on!

“Joy in the Everyday” Member Show 2019 at Capital Health-Hopewell

Registration is Closed

Drop-off: Mon, July 13, 2020, 6:00-7:00pm and Tue, July 14, 2020, 10:00-11:30am

Exhibition Date: Fri, July 17, 2020 to Thu, October 29, 2020

Artists Reception: Fri, September 11, 2020 

Artwork will be accompanied by a statement describing the artists’ inspiration and how making art helps them cope during this challenging time.

Not a member of the HV Arts Council? What better time to join than now?

Call for Art:


This Too Shall Pass:

an exhibition of artwork by HV Arts Council members
July 17 to October 29, 2020

The global health pandemic brings with it fear, dislocation, and loss. But it also brings with it a unique opportunity to slow down, reflect, and reprioritize as we stay at home. As artists, we jump at the opportunity of free time to dive into our creative activities, often with a surge of inspiration, during difficult times like these.

We hope This Too Shall Pass will encourage the community to come out of their homes, be rejuvenated by your artwork, and safely break bread together in support of one of our local restaurants.

Exhibition Location & Dates:
The show is scheduled to be on display Friday July 17 to Thurs October 29, 2020 at the Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn, 15 East Broad Street, Hopewell New Jersey, 08525. For restaurant hours and info, see

Artists Reception:
Friday, September 11, 2020, at the Hopewell Bistro & Inn front porch, 7 – 8:30 pm. (Date subject to change, if required). Snacks will be provided by the Bistro and HV Arts Council will host introductions and live music.

Members of the HV Arts Council are eligible to submit up to two pieces of artwork for consideration. Artwork must be delivered and picked up at the Hopewell Bistro in Hopewell New Jersey.

Show Requirements:
Two-dimensional work, in any medium, created by the artist around the time of the stay-at-home orders.

Artwork should not be larger than 36 inches in any direction, although we can accommodate a few larger pieces. Please indicate the finished size of your work when registering.

Artwork may be juried based on the number of submissions received.

Due to the public nature of the exhibit, please refrain from submitting works that are political, sexual, or religious in nature. Acceptability will be at the discretion of the HV Arts Council.

Artwork must be professionally presented, securely wired, and ready for hanging.

Selected artwork will be accompanied by a paragraph describing the inspiration for your artwork or how making art helped you cope during this challenging time. Paragraphs should be submitted by July 6 or early as a Microsoft Word document, if possible, and sent via email to


Art Sales & Commissions:
All work must be offered for sale with 80% of proceeds going to the artist and 20% to the HV Arts Council. All sale transactions will be handled by the HV Arts Council. Commission checks will be mailed to artists two weeks after the conclusion of the show.

To register, please click the button above for an electronic submission form where you will be asked to enter your contact information and artwork description, and prompted to upload JPG or PNG images of your artwork. You will receive an email notifying you of the acceptance of your submissions.

Registration Deadline:  Tues July 7, 2020

Delivery of Artwork:
Artwork must be delivered to the Hopewell Bistro & Inn at 15 East Broad Street, Hopewell NJ on Mon July 13 from 6pm to 7pm or Tues July 14 from 10am to 11:30am.

Removal of Artwork:
Removal of the artwork is each artist’s responsibility. Pick-up date is Fri Oct 30, 2020.

Waiver & Release of Liability:
Participating artists are required to sign a waiver and release of liability form. The form will be included in the acceptance letters.

Publicity & Media Rights:
The HV Arts Council reserves the right to use images, audio, video, and other media collected as part of the show for educational and publicity purposes.

Questions or need additional info?
Contact us at or Kyle Wille at