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Youth Art Month Exhibits

March is Youth Art Month!

The Center for Contemporary Art, in partnership with Art Educators of New Jersey, invites you to celebrate a month of exhibitions and events focused on young artists.

Exhibit Part I: Artwork by students in grades K-5
Exhibit Dates: March 6 – 12, 2017
Sunday, March 12th
Reception: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Awards Presentation: 2:30 p.m.

Exhibit Part II: Artwork by students in grades 6-12
Exhibit Dates: March 14 – March 19, 2017
Sunday, March 19th
Reception: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Awards Presentation: 2:30 p.m.

The pieces shown below will represent Somerset County at the New Jersey State Youth Art Month Exhibit featuring the work of students from every county in the state at the Statehouse in Trenton.

 

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.

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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  • Artist and instructor at The Center Gary Godbee's "Alternate Realities" exhibition will be on view now through November 4th. #artopenings #njartist #artobernj #njgalleries #njgallery #artsednow #bedminsternj #njarts #njartscene #njartexhibit #njartexhibition #realistart #realistpainting #realistpainter #landscapepainting

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  • Check out these Botanical Studies by Nick Marshall in our "Synthesizing Nature" exhibition, now on view through November 4th. #artsednow #bedminsternj #njarts #njgallery #njgalleries #njartscene #artopenings #njartexhibit #botanicalart

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  • Check out the latest work by New Jersey artist Lucas Kelly in his exhibition "Last First Dance", now on view through November 4th. @lucaskelly77 #njarts #njartexhibit #njartist #njartists #mercercountycommunitycollege #bedminsternj #artsednow #artopenings #njgallery #njgalleries #njartscene #lucaskelly

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