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RAW 2018: 5th Annual Photography Competition & Exhibition

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University presents the fifth annual RAW juried photography competition. The top images will be selected for an exhibition in the Noyes Museum Galleries at The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The theme for this exhibition is "Light & Shadow: Form, Metaphor, and Culture.” Photographers may consider this theme in several ways: as the formal use of light in photography, as a metaphor (personal, spiritual, psychological, etc.), or as a representation of cultural concerns (social and political).


  • EXHIBITION DATES: September 28, 2018 - January 27, 2019
  • OPENING RECEPTION & AWARDS (Second Friday): October 12, 2018: 6:00-8:00pm


Michael Chovan-Dalton is a photographer and a professor and coordinator of Photography and Digital Imaging at Mercer County Community College in New Jersey, the JKC Photo Gallery director, and he is the creator of the podcast His podcast features artists with discussions about origins, influences, teaching, books, showing, tools, technology, and anything else that may come up in conversation. He was awarded a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and an MFA from Columbia University.  


  • Group exhibition for selected works at the Noyes Museum Gallery at The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University
  • First Place - Juror’s Choice Award: $500 + feature on Noyes Museum website
  • Second Place Award: $300 + feature on Noyes Museum website
  • Third Place - Honorable Mention Award: $100 + feature on Noyes Museum website

Photos shown above - RAW 2017 finalists (left to right): 1st Place - Rachel Adams, I Want to Feel Weightless; 2nd Place - Gary Wiesner, Recessed; 3rd Place - Abigail Orme, 180 Distortion & Mysterium


Second Fridays at The Noyes Arts Garage

The Noyes is looking to liven up our Second Friday opening receptions, and we want you to help us! At each monthly Second Friday event, we will offer a 6 ft. table of space to 2-4 lucky artists. We will provide you with the table and a black table linen. You supply the art and any display or fixtures you may require. Chosen artists will be permitted to sell their artwork at their discretion during the event. All artists working with any medium are welcome to apply - - priority will be given to Atlantic City residents. To apply, simply email your artist statement and a brief bio, along with 3-5 images of your work, to We will notify the selected artists 2 weeks prior to the event.  

Gift Shop Artist Inquiry

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University is interested in learning more about you and your work to establish if your art is a good fit for our shops. Retail and display opportunities exist at the Noyes Museum shop in Atlantic City.

Artist Memberships at the Noyes Museum

The Noyes Museum has an established artist membership program with two levels, one to support emerging artists and the other to promote established artists of the region. Exhibition opportunities at the Noyes Museum’s locations in Atlantic City, Hammonton, and at Seaview Resort in Galloway, access to artist resources, and promotion through the Noyes Museum are some of the benefits of acceptance in this program.
Click here for an application instructions

See a list of current Signature Artists members here.


In the Community & Beyond

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

ArtPride New Jersey  

A coalition of arts organizations and individuals that advocates at local, state and national levels for funding, support and recognition of the arts as vital to New Jersey's quality of life.


They share the goal of shining light on a community that sometimes lives in the shadows: the arts and creative culture in south Jersey.

Atlantic City Alliance

The mission of the ACA is to revitalize and rebuild Atlantic City’s reputation and to broaden the destination’s appeal beyond a gaming area to a multi-night, year-round destination in order to drive increased visitation.

Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs

The mission of Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs is to develop countywide programs and promote public interest in local and county history, in the arts, and in the cultural traditions of the community.