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The Center for Contemporary Art is a vibrant regional art center with studio art classes, a summer art camp, rotating exhibitions and community outreach programs.

Art classes for children and adults are offered in painting (oils, acrylic and watercolor), ceramics, pottery, drawing, pastels, photography and more. Exhibitions of contemporary art are presented in three galleries, as well as annual members’, international juried and youth art month exhibits. Outreach programs bring art experiences to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, at-risk youth, seniors, adults with disabilities and people affected by cancer.

The Center is located in a fully-accessible facility in Bedminster, Somerset County in Central NJ with convenient access to routes I-78, I-287, and 202/206.

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  • Check out work by three artists associated with The Center in the NJ Arts Annual at the NJ State Museum! @nj_statemuseum #robertkogge #garygodbee #melleipzig

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  • An art camper's "Starry Night" #thestarrynight #vangoghinspired #vangoghinthemaking #starrynight #ccabedminster #artcamps #kidsartcamps #summerartscamp #kidsart #njarts #artsednow

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  • Our 5-8 year old summer camp aspiring artists! #njarts #summerartscamp #artsednow #kidsartcamps #bedminsternj #painting #artcamps #ccabedminster

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  • Call for entries 2017 International Juried Exhibition. For complete guidelines, all exhibit details and to enter, visit our website and view "Opportunities for Artists." #njarts #opportunitiesforartists #callforentries #callforartists #exhibitionopportunity #artistcall #internationalopportunity #contemporaryexhibition

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  • Searching for a unique way to kick off a Saturday night with friends? Join us for "Art After Hours: A Paint & Sip Benefit for The Center" on Saturday, July 22nd from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. We supply the painting materials, scrumptious food, delicious wine and cold craft beer. All you need to bring is your own creativity. Join artist Katie Truk for this evening of making memories and art. Tickets are $45 per person and available on our website. #katietruk #katietrukart #njarts #njevents #paintandsip #njpaintandsip #bedminsternj #somersetcountynj #njsipnpaint #sipandpaint #njthingstodo

    ccabedminster: "Searching for a unique way to kick off a Saturday night with friends? Join us for "Art After Hours: A Paint & Sip Benefit for The Center" on Saturday, July 22nd from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. We supply the painting materials, scrumptious food, delicious wine and cold craft beer. All you need to bring is your own creativity. Join artist Katie Truk for this evening of making memories and art. Tickets are $45 per person and available on our website. #katietruk #katietrukart #njarts #njevents #paintandsip #njpaintandsip #bedminsternj #somersetcountynj #njsipnpaint #sipandpaint #njthingstodo"
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  • Thank you Jeanne Brasile, Gallery Director of the Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall U., for judging the 2017 Members' Exhibition! Join us Friday night to see her selections and the whole show! #njarts #bedminsternj

    ccabedminster: "Thank you Jeanne Brasile, Gallery Director of the Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall U., for judging the 2017 Members' Exhibition! Join us Friday night to see her selections and the whole show! #njarts #bedminsternj"
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  • Gather your friends and join us on Saturday, July 22nd from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. for “Art After Hours: A Paint and Sip Benefit for The Center." We supply the painting materials, drinks and food, all you need to bring is your creativity. No prior art experience is required. It promises to be a lively evening of socializing, making memories and art. Support The Center and have fun at the same time! Limited availability - Purchase your tickets on our website today! #njarts #njevents #thingstodo #paintandsip #njpaintandsip #njsipnpaint #njbenefits #njnightout

    ccabedminster: "Gather your friends and join us on Saturday, July 22nd from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. for “Art After Hours: A Paint and Sip Benefit for The Center." We supply the painting materials, drinks and food, all you need to bring is your creativity. No prior art experience is required. It promises to be a lively evening of socializing, making memories and art. Support The Center and have fun at the same time! Limited availability - Purchase your tickets on our website today! #njarts #njevents #thingstodo #paintandsip #njpaintandsip #njsipnpaint #njbenefits #njnightout"
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  • We were visited by a drone today!

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  • Work by HE Wei in "Space Permeable" on view through early June #hewei @heandhu

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  • Children's books illustrated by faculty member Lena Shiffman #bookarts #lenashiffman #watercolor #childrensbooks #njarts #njartist

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