“FINDING OUR WAY”: This acrylic painting by Mary Budkoski was presented with Best of Show, the Sally Bush Memorial Award in the annual “Members’ Non-Juried Exhibition and Sale” at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster.
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 91 works of art by participating members in painting, pastel, charcoal, ink, graphite, photography, mixed media, ceramics, and more.
The judge for this year’s exhibition was M’kina Tapscott, executive director of Artworks, Trenton’s Visual Arts Center. Tapscott’s 15-year career in education, access, curation, and advocacy resonates with Artworks’ mission “to connect community, culture, and creativity through the arts.” She began her work as director of education and programs at Project Row Houses, an art and social service development in Houston, Texas, and continued through education and outreach positions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. A practicing artist, she holds an MFA from the University of Houston and a BFA from Texas State University.
Best of Show, the Sally Bush Memorial Award, was presented to Mary Budkoski (Easton, Pa.) for her acrylic painting Finding Our Way; the Ceramics Award of Excellence went to DeAnn L. Prosia (Morristown) for her ceramic work Frosty Gathering; Awards of Excellence were given to Daniel C. Boyer (New York, N.Y.) and Michael McFadden (Hampton); and Honorable Mentions were received by Wendy Hallstrom (Clinton), Bob Ricciotti (Randolph) and Florence Shea-Gerold (Blairstown).
The exhibition will be on view through August 27.
The Center for Contemporary Art is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (908) 234-2345 or visit ccabedminster.org.