Members’ Non-Juried Exhibition 2016
June 24 – September 3, 2016
The Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to present its annual Members’ Non-Juried Exhibition, a yearly opportunity for The Center’s members to exhibit artwork in any media. This year one hundred and twenty-seven members participated, submitting works in painting, pencil, charcoal, pastel, photography, mixed media, sculpture and ceramics. While the majority of the entries are paintings, the variety of sculpture, ceramics and mixed media continues to increase, showcasing the diverse community of artists at The Center.
New Jersey artist Serena Bocchino judged the Members’ Exhibition entries and awarded eight prizes. The “Sally Bush Memorial Award” first prize” was given to Oscar Beck (West Milford), Awards of Excellence were given to Dan McCormack (New York) and Thomas Martin (Edison), and Honorable Mentions were awarded to Lori Goldberg (Bedminster), Rita Koch (Flemington), Tatiana Luts (Bridgewater), Naomi Nierenberg (Somerset) and Michael Zambelli (Basking Ridge).
In a statement Bocchino told artists, “It is an honor and a delight to judge this years’ Members’ Exhibition. It is not an easy task to award some artists and not others, so do not dismay if you were not chosen. So many artists, including myself, have not been chosen for exhibitions and awards – however this is certainly not why we make art. So keep working, developing and challenging yourselves. And enjoy the creative process.”
About the Judge: Serena Bocchino
Serena Bocchino is a New Jersey artist whose themes include the visual interpretations of American jazz. Bocchino has a Masters Degree from New York University and has received acknowledgment from many institutions, including New York City’s Artists Space, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center and the Museum of Modern Art.