On February 22nd The Center for Contemporary Art (The Center) in Bedminster welcomed Elie Porter Trubert as its new Executive Director. Ms. Trubert brings over twelve years of non-profit arts experience to The Center, having held positions at the Hunterdon Art Museum, the Arts Council of the Morris Area and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey where she was the Director of Development and Communications for three years. Ms. Trubert is an experienced manager, fundraiser and development professional, and was most recently employed as a development consultant with Partnership in Philanthropy. She is also an artist, and lives with her family in rural Hunterdon County.
Trubert states, “I am a strong believer in the value of the arts and their impact on so many areas including the education, health and wellness, community-building, economic development and overall quality of life. I am honored and excited to join an organization that is reinventing itself and is poised for tremendous growth, and I look forward to working with The Center’s Board, staff, members and the local community.”
Founded in 1970, The Center for Contemporary Art was known until recently as the Somerset Art Association. The organization’s new identity was announced last October when the art center marked its 40th anniversary, recognizing past accomplishments and looking toward the future. The Center is a vital regional art center with a vibrant studio art school, extensive exhibition program and important community outreach component.