Calls for Art

The Center presents high-quality exhibitions of contemporary art by emerging, established, and under-represented artists in a variety of media working with a variety of subject matter. Exhibitions are proposed and selected by an Exhibitions Committee, which is made up of area leaders in the field and includes museum curators, art professors, gallerists, professional artists, teachers, and lecturers.

Member Exhibitions
Members of The Center have opportunities to participate in juried and non-juried exhibitions in our galleries. 

2023 Members' Juried Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: June 16 – September 15, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, June 16 from 6-8pm

JUROR: Jessica Melillo

Solo Exhibition at The Center for Contemporary Art
Best of Show Award ($150)
Honorable Mentions

Entries Have Closed


Artwork may be hand-delivered to and picked up from The Center for Contemporary Art on the appropriate dates during the scheduled times. The artist is responsible for the cost of shipped or mailed artwork to and from The Center for Contemporary Art using USPS, UPS or FedEx. 
A return shipping label and return postage must be included with the artwork. 

All artwork is insured for its declared value from the time it is received through September 21, 2023 while it is on the premises. Artists are responsible for insuring artwork during transit. The Center for Contemporary Art receives a 40% commission on all exhibition sales.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. MT
Artist Notification: Friday, May 12, 2023 (by email)
In Person Delivery and Receipt of Shipped Work: June 5 – 10, 2023
Exhibit Opening Reception: Friday, June 16, 2023 fro 6-8 p.m.
Pre-paid Artwork Return and In-Person Pick-Up: September 16-21, 2023 during office hours


Lifetime Somerset Hills resident Jessica Melillo not only strives to develop her children’s appreciation for the arts, but to also extend community access to the works of local artists.

In 2021 Melillo launched Somerset Hills Art Collective (SHAC), showcasing local artists exhibiting their love for the area through their work. She carefully oversees all aspects of the organization, while collaborating with others to advance arts and culture throughout NJ’s Somerset Hills.

SHAC’s principal gallery is housed in the heart of Far Hills, NJ within the Far Hills Center. Melillo‘s long-term goal is to establish numerous SHAC galleries throughout the Somerset Hills.

Artists featured at SHAC galleries generously donate a portion of their proceeds to the Somerset Hills Land Preservation Trust, established to preserve open spaces and natural resources, and promote smart-growth ideals that foster land conservation.

Melillo sits on Peapack & Gladstone’s Open Space Advisory Board and Recreation Committee, and the Development Committee at FHCDS.

MEDIA/PUBLIC RELATIONS: The Center for Contemporary Art reserves the right to use digital images of exhibited artwork for media, website, PR and advertising.

For more information on our accessibility services and gallery access, please call us or visit our accessibility webpage.

International Juried Exhibition
Each year over 1,000 entries are received from around the world for this much-anticipated annual exhibition. Cash prizes as well as a solo exhibition are awarded. The entry fee is discounted for members of The Center and art educators. Past jurors have included Yvonne Davis, Jonathan Goodman, Garth Johnson, Margaret O’Reilly, Edwin Ramoran, Stephen Westfal, and John Yau. 

Submission Policy for Exhibitions
Exhibitions proposals are accepted by invitation only.


The Center for Contemporary Art
in Bedminster, NJ, is a popular destination for world-class contemporary art exhibitions and community-based arts education and programming.

2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ 07921
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Experiment and Play. Inquire and Discover.

As the premier hub for contemporary art in the region, The Center offers an exceptional variety of in-person and virtual art classes, workshops, summer art camps, rotating art exhibitions, and community partnerships. 

The Center for Contemporary Art recognizes the diversity of its community’s abilities and needs and is committed to enabling all visitors to experience the benefits of arts education. Our community partnerships are designed in response to specific needs and provide an outlet for creative expression in a safe, supportive setting.

All are welcome!

There are many ways to support The Center.

Our mission is made possible by the dedication, involvement, and support of our members, volunteers, staff, sponsors, partners, and donors. Without their support, we could not continue to bring innovative arts programming and exhibitions to our region. Please join our welcoming community of artists and art enthusiasts.