Past Events

Hooray for May! 2015
Holiday Party & Boutique 2014
“Off The Wall” Art Auction 2014
Hooray for May! 2014

The Art of the Garden Party

Tuesday, May 17th 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club

Mark Rose and Sylvia Weinstock

“The Art of the Garden Party” spring benefit luncheon featured acclaimed NYC Floral & Event Designer Mark Rose and well-known area designers and businesses including Laura Clare Floral Design and Event Decor, Eggsotic Events, Classic Home and Garden, Philosophy Boutique, Diane Durocher Interiors, House of Jawi and Peony’s Envy.

Special guest Mark Rose has worked with Preston Bailey and Robert Isabell and was responsible for public flowers and in-house events at The Plaza and The Pierre Hotel for nearly a decade. Mr. Rose shared highlights of his own events and gave a presentation on the elements of a fabulous garden party. He was introduced by surprise guest Sylvia Weinstock!

“The Art of the Garden Party” was co-chaired by Kathleen Palmer and Debbie Bergen.

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An Evening of Hot Jazz: Friday March 25, 2011

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy jazz performances by the Rio Clemente Quartet and the Vincent Troyani Trio! A great time was had by all.

The Factory House Party

Many thanks to the sponsors and advertisers for this event!

Celebrating the new identity and vision of The Center for Contemporary Art @ Bedminster, the art center was transformed into Andy Wahol’s famed “Silver Factory,” complete with tin foiled walls, red couch, neon bar, photo booth, disco balls, screen test videos, and of course, party goers dressed as Warhol Superstars. With rave reviews still coming in and attendees already asking about the next House Party, these unique art-themed special events will be synonymous with CCA.

Enjoy the video slide show from the party and please check out our online event journal as well!


All photos credit of Sigourney Faul.

Please take the time to review the Event Journal:

The Factory House Party Committee

Lisa Mayle, Event Chair

Philip Kennedy-Grant, Michelle Mendez, Christine Sutherland, Matt Talbot
Florence Faul, Andrea Gianchiglia, Janice Haggerty, Mick Jagger,
Liza Minnelli, Nico, Sandy Noble, Caren Olmsted, Elvis Presley, Edie Sedgwick

The Art of Cake Design

May 11, 2010
Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club, Bedminster
co-chairs Debbie Bergen & Kathleen Palmer

Showstopper Award

“Showstopper Award” Anne Khobiar Heap and Liz Norton, Pink Cake Box, Denville, NJ with judges Sylvia Weinstock and Colette Peters

Participate poster

photo by Cartier-Bresson

“Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century”
an evening with
Peter Galassi
Chief Curator of Photography, Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Clarence Dillon Public Library , Bedminster

Photo Caption: from left to right, Paul Huegel, President of the Somerset Medical Center Foundation, Michael Graves, Mel Leipzig and Dr. John Cross, Board President, The Center for Contemporary Art

From left to right: Paul Huegel, President of the Somerset Medical Center Foundation, Michael Graves, Mel Leipzig and Dr. John Cross, Board President, The Center for Contemporary Art

“Michael Graves”
The unveiling of a five panel portrait by
Mel Leipzig
Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Panelists for Surviving Breast Cancer: Decades of Hope Panel Discussion

Presenters (from left to right): Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Pam Adams, Meera Bagle, Sheryl Hardy, Marion Behr and Dr. Angela Lafranchi

Surviving Breast Cancer: Decades of Hope
Panel Discussion comprised of medical experts and women
diagnosed during different stages of life.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Generously sponsored by Drs. Reinhard and Helga Schwartz

Friendship by Marion Behr

Friendship by Marion Behr

The above work was inspired by the Alpha Cradles which meld to a woman’s torso to keep the body still during radiation, the artist created using these forms, sculptural totems expressive of the myriad of emotions felt by breast cancer patients during their journey of treatment, hope and survival.

Image Early Benefit
Raising Breast Cancer Awareness Through
the Power of the Visual Arts
Friday, October 23
co-chairs Tracy Redling & Meera Bagle

A portion of the proceeds was donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

Finished mural

Savour Coffee House
May 15, 2009
Generously sponsored by Bedminster, Warren and
Riverwalk at Basking Ridge Starbucks

On May 15, guests of SAA’s Savor Coffee House enjoyed listening to the musical talents of folk singer and song writer Steve Kunzman and accompanying musicians Adam Krass and Greg Molyneaux, while watching the on-site creation of a 20 foot long mural (above) by Starbucks employees. The mural was the vision of Bedminster Starbucks’ Manager James Kelewae.