2017 Exhibition Schedule

“The Figure: Clothed and Unclothed” curated by Mel Leipzig
Robert Bunkin, Jenny Tango, Noel Scott
Faculty Exhibition: Oscar Peterson
January 13 – February 25
Opening Reception: Friday, January 13th from 6-8 p.m.

2017 Members’ Juried Exhibition at Watchung Art Center
Juror: Michael Wolf
18 Stirling Road, Watchung
February 6 – 26
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 5th from 2-4 p.m.

Youth Art Month Exhibitions

  • Part I grades K-5: March 6- 12
    Awards reception on Sunday, March 12th from 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Part II grades 6-12: March 14-19
    Awards Reception on Sunday, March 14th from 2-3:30 p.m.

2016 Solo Exhibition Award: Dara Alter
2016 Solo Exhibition Award: Matthew Borgen
2016 Solo Exhibition Award: He+Hu
March 24 – June 10
Opening Reception: Friday, March 24th from 6-8 p.m.

Annual Non-Juried Members’ Exhibition
Judge: To be announced
June 23 – September 2
Opening Reception: Friday, June 23rd from 6-8 p.m.

“Synthesizing Nature” curated by Cory E. Card (View Arts Center) and Wes Sherman
Lucas Kelly + 1 curated by Wes Sherman
Faculty Exhibition
September 15 – October 28
Opening Reception: TBD

2017 International Juried Exhibition
Juror: To be announced
November 9 – December 23
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 9th from 6- 8 p.m.

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Economic Impact Statement

2015 Economic Impact Statement for Bedminster, Somerset County and Surrounding Region

Data is based on the 2015 expense budget of $482,359

LOCAL JOBS: The Center for Contemporary Art (“The Center”) employed 53 local residents
• 8 employees worked year round (3 full time & 7 part time)
• 46 art teachers worked year round

GOODS AND SERVICES: The Center contributed over $53,000 into the local economy:
• Printing companies
• General repairs/maintenance: electrical, plumbing, painting & cleaning services
• Caterers/supermarkets/food services
• Postal services
• Print advertising
• Sponsorship support of local events

FREE LOCAL EVENTS: The Center hosted 16 free events that drew thousands to the area over the year:
• 454 young artists and their families attended Youth Art Month receptions
• 396 people of all ages attended “Hooray for May!” free family art day
• 2,425 people visited art exhibitions and attended public opening receptions

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL STUDENTS: The Center’s education program offered 210 classes and workshops for adults and classes for children, and 50 summer art camps attended by:
• 1,085 adults in classes and workshops
• 646 children and teens in classes and art camps
• 40 teen volunteers fulfilled community service hours
• 4 college student internships

EXHIBITIONS OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL ARTISTS: The Center’s 12 on site and 4 off-site exhibitions featured the work of 393 artists including:
• 159 members, 60% from Somerset County
• 197 Somerset County school children
• 37 visiting artists

COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS: The Center’s 23 outreach programs were attended by 208 members of the community who needed them the most:
• Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs
• Adults with disabilities at the Midland School
• People affected by cancer from The Cancer Support Community
• Seniors at Somerset County Senior Centers

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