OPEN CALL for Artists
Deadline: Friday Sept 17, 2021

Now marking its fifth year, Windows of Understanding is seeking artists to be paired with organizations to create site specific works of public art around the themes of: ECONOMIC JUSTICE; PUBLIC HEALTH; CLIMATE CHANGE; and FROM PROTEST TO POLICY. This project has become an annual tradition and we are so grateful for the robust participation of artists from across the state, representing a wide range of philosophies and mediums. The 2022 season will run from Jan 17-Feb 28.


Each artist will be paired with a local organization working in social or environmental justice based on the issues they care about. An honorarium will be provided to each artist for their work, as well as a stipend for art materials to support their window intervention. All participating artists will attend an Artist Facilitator training that will cover project goals and community- based art practices.  A detailed timeline will be provided to all participants. 


TO APPLY: Complete this submission form by September 17 and send along with 5-8 examples of your art to  Artists may direct application questions to Cassandra at

2021 Featured Artists

Kim Adlerman, Metuchen First Presbyterian Church Food Pantry

Dominique Brancato, Metuchen First Aid Squad 
Helene Brenenson, MCFOODS

Jenn Cacciola, Rutgers Climate Institute

Joe Castronova, Kiddie Keepwell Camp

Frances Cruz, Highland Park Food Pantry

Hiawatha Cuffee, Neighborcorps

Lauren Curtis, Edison Greenways Group

Bob Diken, GLSEN

Sonya Elefante, Garden of Healing

Shauna Figueroa, Highland Park Middle School

Janice Fried, Women Aware

Melisa Gerecci, Elijah's Promise

Martina Hannah, Women Aware

Samantha Knierim, Johnson & Johnson Open & Out

Luciana Mallozzi, Metuchen First Aid Squad

John Marron, Highland Park Gives a Hoot

Ria Monga, Traumatic Loss Coalition

Maja Opacic, Edison Greenways Group

Lauren Rabinowitz, Metuchen First Aid Squad

Robyn Trimboli-Russo, Kiddie Keepwell Camp

Krishna Schroth, Healthier Middlesex

Amalya Sherman, Women Aware

Marcia Shiffman, Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership

Anisha Thind, Metuchen First Presbyterian Church Food Pantry

Mickey Waring, Edison Greenways Group

Wilford Charles & Cristina Hoyos, Kiddie Keepwell Camp