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Thursday, July 09, 2009

NJ Highway Art Gallery

OK young ARTISTS at Mount Prospect School!
I have a challenge for you...Palisades, the nice NJ car insurance company, is looking for artwork inspired by NJ landscapes for the state’s first Highway Art Gallery. Create a new piece of artwork that tells a story about New Jersey or take a look in your portfolio and find a piece you have already created, take a photo and upload it at the address below!

Good Luck!!!

This summer, the Palisades Highway Art Gallery will exhibit images of original works by NJ artists on some of the largest and most-viewed canvases in the state – New Jersey’s highway and roadway billboards. The first two billboards will feature artwork by renowned New Jersey landscape artists Tim Daly and Gary Godbee.

We’ve picked up to a dozen additional billboards on some of the most traveled roads throughout the state to feature work by artists like you! Your work could receive more than 80,000 views A DAY – and Palisades will foot the cost of the billboard and printing!

The purpose of the exhibit is to offer NJ artists a public venue for their work, and give local drivers an uplifting driving experience. This unique concept will give widespread exposure to New Jersey artists in a first-of-its-kind setting.


Want in? Starting July 13th, register and submit images of your original paintings, drawings, photography, or mixed media inspired by New Jersey scenic views, landscapes, seascapes, urbanscapes, destinations and landmarks at

· There is no registration fee, and all submissions are free.

· Each applicant can submit a maximum of 10 pieces.

· Entries will be accepted as of July 13th, 2009 at

· Entries should be in .jpeg or .gif format at least 600 pixels wide and 175 pixels high.

· The size of the file uploaded to the site should not exceed 8 MB.

  • Sorry, sculpture or three dimensional works can’t be accepted.
  • All submissions must be capable of being digitally reproduced and enlarged in order to be posted on the billboards.

The competition kicks off July 13th and you have until July 31st to submit your work, so enter early! Your art will be showcased in our online gallery, where site visitors can vote for their favorite submissions. Voting runs from July 14th through August 7th. Up to a dozen winners will be announced on August 10th on, based on the number of votes.

Drive With a Smile

Want more information?
Send an email to

We hope to see your artwork in New Jersey’s first-ever highway gallery!

The parties agree that the artwork and images made by the artist will be the sole property of the artist. However, the artist agrees that Palisades Safety and Insurance Management Corporation (Palisades) shall have unrestricted use of the artist’s name and the image and artwork provided and produced by the artist in any and all commercial, promotional and advertising material without any monetary compensation. The decision to use and the manner of such use of the artist’s name artwork produced by the artist shall be the sole decision of Palisades. Employees and family members of Palisades, its affiliated and subsidiary companies and its vendors are not eligible to submit their artwork or images. All those under 18 must receive permission to enter from a parent or guardian.



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