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August 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 15, 2019 @ 12:00 am


Frontline Arts and Frontline Paper are inviting artists nationwide to submit work for an upcoming group show: “The War on the World”. The curators of the exhibition “The War On The World” extend to you an invitation to submit up to three works for consideration to hang in the Frontline Arts Gallery throughout November, 2019. “The War On The World” confronts the reality that the leading polluter of our planet is the U.S. military. Given the precarious state of the earth, with our country hostage to mindless greed and racism, fear and hate, the curators hope to construct a vivid picture of where we are, where we could be going and what we can do about it. Our thoughts are to begin immediately and then to expand this exhibit into later next year. In advance of the 2020 elections, we wish to be seen, maybe heard, perhaps inspire. Does it matter? Humanity is part of the
Eco-system. As artists, we know something of humanity. So why not. As one great artist of the environment, Edward Abbey, famously said, “Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.”


Frontline Paper, formerly known as Combat Paper NJ, is a program under the socially engaging arts organization, Frontline Arts. The unique paper created in this program is handmade by Veterans from U.S. military uniforms. A Veteran’s art project since 2011, we Deconstruct our uniforms into postage stamp-size pieces, Reclaim them as paper using traditional papermaking tools and practices, and Communicate our stories through art. As we have grown, we have partnered with non-veteran groups and artists to share experience and ideas. Information on Frontline Arts is available at Artists interested in working on handmade paper from our Frontline Paper program will find more information here.

Open Call for artists nationwide

All artwork must be relevant to the theme of ecocide critique and commentary on the pollution of our military

All artwork must be the original creation of the artist submitting. Digital reproductions of work previously created in other media will not be accepted.

Original work is accepted in all printmaking mediums, also including, but not limited to, papermaking, photography and book arts. Artists may submit work that has been created partially or completely with digital methods, as long as the image is original and NOT a digital reproduction of an image that already exists in another medium.

Two-dimensional artwork may not exceed 48” in any direction, including the mat and frame

Three-dimensional artwork may not exceed 36” in any direction. Maximum weight for 3-D artwork is fifty (50) pounds.

All artwork must be ready-to-hang with proper hardware attached. Frames for 2-D work are not mandatory but are recommended. Hanging artwork should have eyehooks and wire if framed; unframed artwork should have all necessary hanging attachments in place at time of drop-off.

Artists may submit up to THREE pieces of artwork for consideration

Up to THREE total images may be sent for EACH piece of artwork (the artwork as a whole and two details)

FREE entry of submissions for Frontline Arts’ current Members. Not a member and want to be? Sign up here!

Non-Member Submission Fee of $10 for up to 3 pieces of artwork sent for consideration

Payment for Non-Member Submissions is due by the September 15th- Midnight deadline, payable on the Registration page linked below.

No entry will be viewed by the curator without proper submission fees by the deadline

Images, in JPEG or PNG format, must be digitally submitted with your online registration. Up to THREE total images may be sent for EACH piece of artwork (the artwork as a whole and two detail shots).

In the Registration tab (linked down below), you will be asked to submit:

Your name, address and phone number

Title, Date, Medium, Dimensions

Sale Price or Not For Sale (NFS)

If NFS, you must include the artwork’s value for the insurance policy

3-5 sentences on how your piece relates to the theme of the exhibition


August 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am
September 15, 2019 @ 12:00 am


Frontline Arts
440 River Road
Branchburg, NJ 08876
(908) 725-2110
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