Our mission is to create space(s) to showcase the complex and beautiful nuances of avant-garde art, that may not otherwise exist in more traditional, dedicated places. Continuing in the footsteps of Fluxus avant-gardists, we want to highlight contemporary, experimental art spanning a range of media from video and sound to poetry and performance and everything in between.

We do not exist within the confines of a single brick and mortar building; rather, we occupy existing spaces (be it a park, residence or gallery) to create an ephemeral, collective experience fostering creativity, connectivity & conversation.

Inspired by the rich history and creative energy of Asbury Park – on the uniquely awesome Jersey Shore – we are always looking for strong peripheral voices from near and far. And if you have a space you’d like to share with us, we’d love that too.

So please reach out! Nothing makes us happier than building a community by connecting and collabing with fellow humans. Email and IG contact info below.

Call for Artists

We are currently accepting art submissions for an upcoming show at the Geis Gallery at Georgian Court. Artists may submit 1-3 pieces for consideration. All experimental styles and types of media are welcome.

Submissions are due via email by Tuesday, January 31st, 2023 and must include a short artist biography and statement, along with images/links of the work (with specific title, year, medium, and size). Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Selected artists will be contacted by Feb. 3rd and arrangements must be made to ensure that the works are received by the gallery no later than Friday, Feb. 17th.

Please only submit your work if you are able to meet all of the deadlines above.

Current Shows:

Flipping Reality, Geis Gallery, Oct. 19, 2022 to Feb. 15, 2023 with live musical performance by Rory D’Lasnow.

Past Shows:

  • Music of Twin Peaks at the Georgian Court Mansion, May 20th, 2022.
  • Colours, Geis Gallery, Mar. 16, 2022 to Apr. 19, 2022 – with live musical performance by Blaise, accompanied by David Ross Lawn.
  • Experiments, Geis Gallery, Jan. 26, 2022 to Feb. 23, 2022.
  • Revisiting the Avant-Garde, Geis Gallery, Dec. 1, 2021 to Jan. 12, 2022 – with live musical performance by Martin Howth.

A note on the gallery space: The M. Christina Geis Gallery is located on the beautiful campus of Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ and supports artists by not charging a commission. Please note that all artworks are insured only while on property and that it is the responsibility of the artist to provide shipping, handling, and insurance of all selected pieces to and from the gallery.

For additional information, please email info@asburyparkavantgarde.com