Artist Information

Guidelines, dates & answers for artists.

Jury Process

Artist excellence of original work is the sole criteria for selection of exhibitors. Images are reviewed by jurors in a blind jury online process. Artists are assigned a number and judged only by the digital images submitted, not on any other qualifications.

The digital images will be displayed in one row showing four (4) digital images of the artwork, and one (1) image of the booth.

The identities of artists are not disclosed to jurors. The jury is comprised of one working artist and two art professionals. Each juror will view each artist’s set of five images.

The process, materials and dimensions for each image as well as artist information statements are made available to the jury. Artistic excellence and a well-balanced show are the criteria for selection of exhibitors.

Scores are averaged together.

Important Dates

Verona Park 2022
35th Annual Rose Squared Art Show Verona Park

May 21-22, 2022: Show Dates
Jan. 15, 2022: Early Application Deadline ($25 Jury Fee)
Jan. 20, 2022: Jury Results Emails for Early Application
Feb. 15, 2022: Booth Fee Due (Early Decision Discount)
March 15, 2022: Application Deadline ($35 Jury Fee)
March 20, 2022: Jury Results for 2nd Round Applications
April 15, 2022: Booth Fee Due
Spring Brookdale Park 2022
33rd Annual Rose Squared Art Show Brookdale Park

June 18-19, 2022: Show Dates
Feb. 1, 2022: Early Application Deadline ($25 Jury Fee)
Feb. 8, 2022: Jury Results Emails for Early Application
March 15, 2022: Booth Fee Due (Early Decision Discount)
March 30, 2022: Application Deadline ($35 Jury Fee)
April 5, 2022: Jury Results for 2nd Round Applications
May 1, 2022: Booth Fee Due
Anderson Park 2022
38th Annual Rose Squared Art Show Anderson Park

September 17-18, 2022: Show Dates
Dec. 15, 2021: Application opens on ZAPP
April 1, 2022: Early Application Deadline ($25 Jury Fee)
April 8, 2022: Jury Results Emails for Early Application
May 15, 2022: Booth Fee Due (Early Decision Discount)
May 30, 2022: Application Deadline ($35 Jury Fee)
June 5, 2022: Jury Results for 2nd Round Applications
July 1, 2022: Booth Fee Due
Fall Brookdale Park 2022
23rd Annual Rose Squared Art Show Fall Brookdale Park

October 15-16, 2022: Show Dates
Dec. 15, 2021: Application opens on ZAPP
April 1, 2022: Early Application Deadline ($25 Jury Fee)
April 8, 2022: Jury Results Emails for Early Application
May 15, 2022: Booth Fee Due (Early Decision Discount)
May 30, 2022: Application Deadline ($35 Jury Fee)
June 5, 2022: Jury Results for 2nd Round Applications
July 1, 2022: Booth Fee Due

Hours (all shows)
10am to 5pm

Locations
Verona Park - 475 Bloomfield Ave, Verona, NJ 07044
Brookdale Park - Watchung Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
(bordered by Grove Street & Bellevue Avenue)
Anderson Park -  288 Bellevue Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043

Artwork Criteria

All work exhibited must be original art produced by the applying artist. Work that has been produced with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, prefabricated forms or other commercial methods are not permitted.

Studios involved in volume production are not permitted.

The work exhibited must be consistent with the application submitted by the artist and Rose Squared guidelines. 

Compliance will be verified during the Art Festival. Rose Squared Art Shows has the right to require that any other work be immediately removed from the show.

Failure to comply may result in exhibitor’s removal from the show with no refund of fees and exhibitor’s right to exhibit in future Art Festivals may be refused.

FAQ for Artists

1How do I apply?
Applications are accepted via Zapplication (link - https://www.zapplication.org/) only. No slides, CDs of images, or other envelopes, packages or boxes will be reviewed or returned.
2What fees are involved?
An application fee is paid at the time of application. This is a non-refundable fee paid by everyone who applies to the show. If you are invited to exhibit at the show, you must purchase your booth space in order to confirm your acceptance.
3I didn’t apply. Can I still show my work at this year’s show?
These are juried art shows. Every artist who exhibits goes through the jury process. You will need to check the calendar of deadlines for each show to see if you can still apply.
4 I was notified that I was accepted, what do I need to do?
If you are notified via email through Zapplication that you have been accepted to one of our shows, you will need to accept the invitation and then purchase and pay for your booth space to confirm your acceptance. If you will not be able to exhibit with us after all, you also have the option to decline your invitation through Zapplication.
5I was notified that I am on the alternate list/wait list for this year’s show, what do I need to do?
The email you received through Zapplication regarding the alternate list will have several options. Please reply to that email with your preference of remaining on the alternate list until show time, remaining on the alternate list until a particular date, or asking to be removed from the alternate list.
6I submitted a booth request. Will you be able to accommodate me? I exhibited with you before. Will I be able to get the same booth location?
We do our best to accommodate any booth requests made, however, we do not guarantee that we will be able to do so.
7Is electricity available?
Due to the outdoor location, our booths contain NO electricity. We do allow quiet generators.
8When will I be notified of my booth location?
You will be notified of your booth placement when you arrive for setup. While the layout is usually completed two weeks before the show, placement of artists will be changed if the ground conditions warrant. The public walks the entire show because of the beautiful park paths.
9When is setup?
Setup and check-in for the show begin on Friday of the show weekend, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturday morning from 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. When you arrive, you will be given your parking pass, booth location, map and show directory. If you are not able to arrive before 6 p.m. on Friday and want to setup on Friday evening – call or text Robin Markowicz, Director of Rose Squared Art Shows, at 301-755-4599, to make arrangements.
10I have a very large/tall truck. Do I need to notify you before I arrive?
We so appreciate knowing that in advance of setup. Please send an email with details to [email protected]
11What do I do if there is a problem with my booth location?
Please find any of our staff members with a radio and bring it to their attention. They will contact Robin Markowitz, Director of Rose Squared Art Shows.
12Can I get assistance with setting up or tearing down my booth?
Unfortunately, there is not enough staff available for us to offer this service.
13Something has come up and I cannot attend the show. Am I able to send an assistant to work my booth?
As stated on our application, Rose Squared Art Shows requires the artist to be at the show.
14May I sleep in my trailer in the Artist Parking Lot?
Yes, you can sleep in the trailer, but keep in mind no electric or water hookups are available.

ZAPPlication Help

1How do I apply?
Click here for a step-by-step walkthrough of the application process.
2My images will not upload. What should I do?
Check to ensure you have formatted your image according to ZAPP’s Image Formatting specifications.
3I applied to a show, but I do not see my application. Where is it?
Some artists have multiple accounts. Be sure that you are logged into the correct account or use the Forgot Username tool to retrieve your active accounts.
4What does my application status mean?
Click here to see explanations for each application status.
5How to do I purchase a booth?
Click the ZAPP Shop to see available products for purchase or view our walkthrough video, How to Purchase a Booth.
6How do I get a refund for something I purchased?
Contacting the event administrator is the only way to request a refund for purchases made on ZAPP. While payments are charged through ZAPP, the funds collected are the property of the events and only event administrators can authorize a refund.
7I see a broken web page when I try to access ZAPP. What should I do?
If you cannot reach the ZAPP site, you are using an outdated internet browser and will need to update. As of June 12, 2017, ZAPP® will only support TLS version 1.2. For more information about this security change, please visit our TLS Frequently Asked Questions. Can’t find your question here? Visit the Help Center for more resources.