Members’ Non-Juried Exhibit 2015
June 5 – August 29, 2015
The Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to present its annual Members’ Non-Juried Show, a yearly opportunity for The Center’s members to exhibit work in any media. This year, one hundred and eighteen members participated, submitting works in painting, pencil and charcoal, pastel, photography, mixed media, sculpture and ceramics. While the majority of the entries are paintings, the variety of sculpture, ceramics & mixed media continues to expand, showcasing the diverse community of artists at The Center.
Joan Sonnenfeld and Brian McCormack, artists and directors of Hamilton Street Gallery, judged the Members’ Exhibit entries and awarded seven prizes. The “Best in Show” award went to Dorothy Siclare (Millington), Awards of Excellence were given to Michelle Gibbs (Martinsville) and Peggy Santangelo (Piscataway), and Honorable Mentions were awarded to Philip Lee Smith (Basking Ridge), Kathleen S. Hollan (Succasunna), Deborah Huff (Raritan) and Jolanta Talaikiene (Far Hills).
Joan Sonnenfeld stated, “All of the work was very high quality, making it a challenge to decide whom to award. We wish there were more prizes to give out! The caliber of the art is excellent, and we are honored to be invited to judge this exhibition.”
About the Judges: Joan Sonnenfeld and Brian McCormack
For over thirty years, artists Brian and Joan have exhibited their work in museums and galleries throughout the metropolitan area, and have collectors nationwide and abroad. As Directors of Hamilton Street Gallery, a contemporary art space located in Bound Brook, New Jersey, they have had the unique pleasure of representing hundreds of artists as part of their topical and exciting art exhibits over the past four years. In addition, the artist/couple also aspire to attract and influx of arts and culture, in hopes of revitalizing this oldest community in Somerset County.