July 7, 2021

Members’ Exhibition at Contemporary Art Center

“M19”: This piece by Bob Ricciotti was named Best in Show at the Center for Contemporary Art’s annual “Members’ Non-Juried Exhibition and Sale.” This year’s exhibit, on view through August 28, features 79 works of art in painting, pastel, charcoal, ink, graphite, photography, mixed media, glass, and ceramics.

The Center for Contemporary Art (The Center) in Bedminster has announced its annual “Members’ Non-Juried Exhibition and Sale,” a yearly opportunity for members to showcase their artwork in any and all media. The variety and range of entries is a testament to the diversity and creativity of The Center’s community of artists. This year, there are 79 works of art by participating members in painting, pastel, charcoal, ink, graphite, photography, mixed media, glass, and ceramics.

The judge for this year’s exhibition was Susanna Baker, executive director and gallery director for Studio Montclair, Inc. Baker is a N.J.-based artist who combines printmaking, painting, sewing, and 3D effects to create unique artworks. Driven by process, she uses organic and geometric shapes to populate a multi-layered space that might be massive or microscopic. Baker has exhibited widely in both group and solo shows, throughout New Jersey, New York City, Providence, R.I., and San Francisco, Calif. She has also curated a number of shows in the New Jersey area. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design.

Best of Show, the “Sally Bush Memorial Award,” was presented to Bob Ricciotti (Randolph) for his oil crayon and pencil piece, M19; the Ceramics Award of Excellence went to Naomi Nierenberg (Somerset) for her ceramic work, Spatial Interaction; Awards of Excellence were given to Carolyn Evans (Bedminster) and Andrew Lippman (Bedminster); and Honorable Mentions were received by Doris Aufschlager (Bernardsville), Bette Blank (Madison), Zig Mantell (Martinsville), Terry Mayfield (Bridgewater), and MaryAnn L. Miller (Clinton).

The exhibition will be on view through August 28.

The Center for Contemporary Art is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (908) 234-2345 or visit ccabedminster.org to learn more.