Film Premiere: Tim’s Vermeer


A Penn & Teller Film    Tickets are no longer available to purchase online.  

Walk in tickets will be available after 7pm.

Thursday, January 30
Film 7:30 pm Bow Tie Cinema 36 White Street, Red Bank

Film only tickets will be available at the door after 7 pm tonight 

Tickets are $10.

Thanks to Tom Bernard ,SONY Pictures Classics Bow Tie Cinema & Ocean First Bank

About This Film

Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photo-realistically — 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers.

Spanning eight years, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and even to Buckingham Palace to see a Vermeer masterpiece in the collection of the Queen.

Monmouth Arts Receives National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Fast-Track Grant to Support the MoCo Arts Corridor


DATE: December 16, 2013

CONTACT: Mary Eileen Fouratt 732-212-1890 ext. 2 

Red Bank, NJ]— National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that Monmouth Arts is one of 150 not-for-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Challenge America Fast-Track grant. Monmouth Arts is recommended for a $10,000 grant to support a marketing initiative for the MoCo Arts Corridor, a cultural tourism campaign to promote Coastal and Bayshore Monmouth as an arts destination. The project will focus on traditional and new media marketing efforts for arts organizations in the 39-town region that was severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy.


FilmOneFest, Atlantic Highlands Arts Council

The Challenge America Fast-Track category offers $10,000 matching grants to support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Challenge America Fast-Track grants support two major outcomes: public engagement with diverse and excellent art and livability, or the strengthening of communities through the arts. In this FY 2014 funding round, the NEA received 294 eligible Challenge America Fast-Track applications requesting $2.94 million in funding. The NEA will award 150 Challenge America Fast-Track grants totaling $1.5 million to organizations in 46 states, including 33 first-time NEA grantees, or 22 percent of all CAFT grantees in this round.


Two River Theater, Red Bank

Jim Hickey, Monmouth Arts Board Member and Chair of the MoCo Arts Corridor Partnership said: “We are very excited about receiving the NEA Challenge America Grant. The MoCo Arts Corridor Partnership was formed with the knowledge that Monmouth County is rich with artistic and cultural resources and that the Arts can be a powerful economic engine for the good of the entire region. Our goal is to share that knowledge throughout the state, the country, even globally to accomplish our mission of making ‘the Jersey Shore a cultural destination of choice.’ The NEA grant will go a long way toward helping MoCo reach that goal.”

Mary Eileen Fouratt, Monmouth Arts Executive Director noted: “The MoCo Arts Corridor Partnership is a coalition under Monmouth Arts of artists, arts groups, municipal art councils, creative businesses, local and regional tourism offices, County Economic Development, Tourism and Planning Departments and NJ Transit. The project will build on the vibrancy of the strongest art hubs in this region (Asbury Park, Atlantic Highlands, Belmar, Manasquan and Red Bank) to develop the art assets of the other towns and market the region as an arts destination. The vision is to cultivate a place that provides a quality experience for artists, residents and visitors, reflects the diversity of the County, provides accessibility to the arts and fosters livable communities. We thrilled to have been awarded this grant to further this work.”


Axelrod Performing Arts Center

“The NEA was founded on the principle that the arts belong to all the people of the United States,” said NEA Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa. “We’re proud that Challenge America Fast-Track grants bring more opportunities for arts engagement to underserved communities.” See the complete listing of projects recommended for Challenge America Fast-Track grant support at

Monmouth Arts supports artists and arts groups through networking, workshops and resources; the Monmouth Teen Arts Festival bringing 2,000 student artists together with professional artists; the Local Arts Grant Program providing $90,000 in grants for nonprofit arts groups; and by publicizing the incredible range of performances and exhibitions available to the public in Get Out Get Art eblast and on Monmouth Arts programs and the groups we support serve over 800,000 people each year and bring over 2,900 high quality, low cost arts events to Monmouth County.

Monmouth Arts enriches the community by inspiring and fostering the Arts. The vision of Monmouth Arts is a vibrant arts community that enhances the quality of life throughout the County.

This program is made possible through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, through the County Historical Commission, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

You can see additional MoCo arts partner photos on Flickr.

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2013 Annual Appeal – ArtHelps


Art Helps – A simple message at the essence of the Monmouth Arts mission. And a wonderful thought after the year of rebuilding from chaos at our beloved New Jersey coast.  

The Board and Staff of Monmouth Arts are committed to championing and expanding all the visual and performing arts in MonmouthCounty.  In the past year we brought the healing power of the arts to our devastated communities. 

In 2013 Monmouth Arts supported: 

  • ArtHelps, bringing the healing power of the arts to over 20 communities in Monmouth and OceanCounty hard hit by Hurricane Sandy 
  • 28 arts groups with grants through the NJ State Council on the Arts creating 3,000 arts events for more than 800,000 people 
  • Networking, Workshops & Resources for Artists and Arts Groups 
  • A special 3 year $100,000 grant to the Asbury Park Musical Heritage Foundation 
  • 2,000 Teen artists at the Monmouth Teen Arts Festival at BrookdaleCommunity College 
  • MoCo Arts Corridor, a coalition of arts, tourism and economic development representatives focusing on MonmouthCounty as an arts destination 

There is more work to do – we’ve seen the importance of the arts in healing our towns.  We’ve learned that art matters in good times and bad times.  

Your investment is vital to our continued work throughout the county.  Please give as generously as you can to our Annual Appeal ensuring that Monmouth Arts continues to enrich our community by inspiring and fostering the arts. 


40th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign – UPDATE

Help us meet our goal.

To celebrate our 40th ANNIVERSARY in 2011, Monmouth Arts launched a campaign to raise $400,000 over the next 4 years, to build the organization’s capacity for the next 40 years of enriching the community by inspiring and fostering the arts. 

So far we have raised $142,500 through pledges and one time donations.  We have increased our endowment fund, our cash reserve, our funds available for re-grants and worked on development.  Our goal is to place Monmouth Arts on a sound financial footing in order to continue our mission for many years to come. 

We are more than halfway through the campaign and not quite halfway to our goal.  There is still time to make a two year pledge or a one time donation.

Read through the case statement below for more information about the campaign.