The Center for Contemporary Art 2020 Members' Non-Juried Exhibition & Sale

"Lotus Garden" by Al Gunther
"Lotus Garden" by Al Gunther
BEDMINSTER, N.J. - July 21, 2020 - PRLog -- The Center for Contemporary Art ("The Center") is pleased to announce its annual Members' Non-Juried Exhibition & Sale, a yearly opportunity for members to showcase their artwork in any and all media. The variety and range of entries is a testament to the diversity and creativity of The Center's community of artists. This year, there are one hundred and thirty-six works of art by participating members in painting, pastel, charcoal, ink, graphite, photography, mixed media, glass and ceramics. Because The Center is temporarily closed, the entire exhibition is available to view online at  All artwork in the exhibition is available for purchase and, in honor of The Center's 50th anniversary, all artists are donating 50% of sales to The Center.

The judge for this year's exhibition was Kathleen Palmer, director of Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery in Bernardsville, NJ. When speaking of the exhibition Ms. Palmer said, "The Center for Contemporary Art has played an important role in our community for over 50 years.  Its programs encourage art in many mediums as seen in this excellent exhibition.  The atmosphere at The Center has encouraged exploration, guidance and encouragement for artists of all ages. In judging this show, I wanted to acknowledge the achievements of artists in different mediums."

"Best of Show, the "Sally Bush Memorial Award", was presented to Al Gunther (Bridgewater) for his glass mosaic piece, Lotus Garden; the Ceramics Award of Excellence went to Michael Brailove (Highland Park) for his ceramic work, Red's Relatives; Awards of Excellence were given to Grace Bernhardt (Bridgewater) and Katherine Van Der Stad (Bedminster); Honorable Mentions were received by Vimala Arunachalam (Plainsboro), Steven Epstein (Edison), Margaret Fanning (Warren), Susanna Kopchains (Far Hills) and Linda Laustsen (Basking Ridge).

The exhibition will be available to view online at through August 29, 2020.

Jpeg images are available upon request.

About The Center for Contemporary Art
Founded in 1970, The Center for Contemporary Art is a vital regional art center with a vibrant studio art school, extensive exhibition program and important community outreach component. The Center for Contemporary Art is committed to enabling all visitors to experience its classes and workshops, exhibitions and public programs. The Center was awarded the 2019 Economic Champion Award in recognition of its significant impact on Somerset County in the areas of employment, financial contributions, and community events and programs. The Center is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster, NJ. For further information, please visit The Center for Contemporary Art online at

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