Bernards Residents Invited to Sign Up to Exhibit in 7th Annual Community Art Show

Artwork at the 2017 Community Art Show -- Inspired By Nature, held each year at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge. Credits: By Linda Sadlouskos
Artwork from local residents is displayed each year at the Bernards Township Parks & Recreation department's Community Art Show -- Inspired by Nature. Credits: By Linda Sadlouskos
2017 Bernards Mayor Carolyn Gaziano and award winner Owen McKenna at last year's Mayor's Arts Awards, which also open the Community Art Show reception. Credits: By Linda Sadlouskos

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards residents age 16 or older are invited to register by February 28 for the seventh annual Community Art Show -- Inspired by Nature. Artwork submitted to the nonjuried show will later be exhibited at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge.

The exhibit is scheduled to run from March 17 through April 22 at the EEC, 190 Lord Stirling Road. The annual show -- which encourages but doesn't require local artists to submit pieces inspired by the natural world -- is sponsored by the Bernards Township Parks & Recreation department.

Opening reception scheduled for March 17

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An Opening Reception is due to be held at 11 a.m. on March 17, at the announcement of the 2018 Mayor’s Arts Awards. 

Space is limited. Each artist who registers is guaranteed to exhibit at least two pieces. Artists may list up to four pieces for display, if space permits.

Registration can be made online on the township website. For more information, contact the recreation department at 908-204-3003, or online at

Artwork previously entered may not be submitted.  Artwork can include, but is not limited to, watercolors, oils, acrylics, photography, pastels, drawings, mixed media, and sculpture. 

Artists may indicate if their artwork is for sale on the entry form. Attendees to the show will be given the contact information artists provide, should they be interested in purchasing artwork. However, the township will not arrange sales.

The Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to reject artwork for any reason.

Artwork to be displayed must be dropped off at the EEC on either Thursday, March 15, from 2 to 4 p.m., or on Friday, March 16, between 10 a.m. to noon. Following the show, artwork must be picked up between 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 23. 

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