Plainfield is fourth to take part in ‘Art Outside the Box’

Artists interested in submitting artwork for Plainfield location have until Aug. 24

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Plainfield as the fourth municipality to participate in the County’s first ‘Art Outside The Box’ public art project. Visual artists are invited to submit original artwork for consideration to cover traffic control boxes at four different locations in Plainfield.
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Plainfield as the fourth municipality to participate in the County’s first ‘Art Outside The Box’ public art project. Visual artists are invited to submit original artwork for consideration to cover traffic control boxes at four different locations in Plainfield.

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces Plainfield as the fourth municipality to participate in the County’s first Art Outside The Box public art project.

Art Outside The Box is a new countywide project created to support Union County visual artists by offering a nontraditional exhibition opportunity that broadens and diversifies public exposure to art murals.

Visual artists are invited to submit original artwork for consideration to cover traffic control boxes at four different locations in Plainfield.

This call for entries is open to all 2-D visual artists — painters, photographers, printmakers, graphic and computer/digital artists — residing in or working in Union County. Artists are invited to submit up to four different designs for project consideration. The deadline to submit artwork for consideration at each of the four Plainfield locations is Aug. 24.

The theme for this submission is diversity. Artists should submit work that is uplifting, colorful, and appropriate for people of all ages. There is no fee required to participate.

A total of four original artworks will be selected to cover traffic control boxes in Plainfield, NJ. Each artwork will be reproduced on a special vinyl adhesive film and professionally applied to the exterior of the pre-selected traffic control boxes.

Funded by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Art Outside The Box project will provide a $200 honorarium for each artist whose work is selected. Details about the project, including entry form, traffic control box locations, reference samples, and artist agreement are available online at ucnj.org/artoutsidethebox.

Entries will be juried and selected for the program based on artistic excellence, technical merit, the ability to complement the setting and how well it translates into large-scale viewing.

For more details about how to participate, call the Union County Department of Cultural Heritage at 908-558-2550 or visit ucnj.org/artoutsidethebox.

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