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For Art's Sake

The Art Lover's Journey

The Art Center wishes to thank For Art’s Sake 2014 Co-Chairs Kelly Deere, Terri Friedman, and Greg Smith, as and well as Communications and Marketing Chair, Elizabeth Ventura and Sponsorship Chair, Elisa Zachary, Art Center staff, Board Members, especially Board Chair, Millie Cooper, and Development Chair, Helaine Winer, and all of our amazing volunteers. We sincerely appreciate your dedication and support in helping us honor over 80 years of bringing art and people together.

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Saturday, May 3, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Great art is just a bid away!
Now in its ninth year, the Art Center’s signature event features a Silent Art Auction with access to a one-of-a-kind juried selection of art in a variety of media and a Connoisseurs' Salon with specially priced works by contemporary artists. As the bidding intensifies, enjoy cocktails and premier catering provided by David Ellis Events and mingle with fellow art lovers.
Participating Artists & Artwork

Be a VIP for early access!
Friday, May 2, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
For VIP Ticket Holders
In addition to Saturday Night’s For Art’s Sake Benefit, VIP ticket holders will enjoy a special “Art of Collecting” talk with Curator, Mary Birmingham and have an exclusive opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists. The evening will also include cocktails and light refreshments, a chance to preview the art and place a sealed bid prior to Saturday night’s auction. A portion of VIP ticket proceeds directly benefit the Art Center’s remarkable array of exhibitions and community programs.

VIP Ticket $300
Individual Ticket $175 ($200 at the door)

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For Art’s Sake has raised over $300,000 a year that directly benefits exhibition programs and annual outreach programs including Artists with Disabilities and Arc, NJ Seeds and Young Scholars Program, SAGE Elder Care: Art from the Heart, The Connection for Women and Families and other initiatives in Essex, Union, and Morris counties. Arts educational and enrichment programs are also provided for over 22 school districts across northern and central New Jersey.

David Ellis Events
Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper
Lois Schneider Realtor
Seavest Healthcare Properties, LLC

Heather & Elliot Braun
Marie J. & Roy Alan Cohen
Millie & Jack Cooper
Kelly Deere & Lee Shavel
Terri & Mark Friedman
Christine & Andy Gottesman
Betse & Frank Gump
Sarah & Del Johnson
Lizanne & John Kenney
Tammy & David Mclean
Linda & Derek Mithaug
Amy & Mitchell Radin
Judy & Walter Shipley
Audrey & Zygi Wilf
Jane & Mark Wilf
Elizabeth Ventura
Elisa & Louis Zachary

Greg Smith and Contemporary Art & Editions, Millburn, NJ
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine
L.A. Frame Co., Green Brook, NJ
Trap Rock Brewery

*as of Aprl 25

For more information or to inquire about Sponsorship Opportunities contact Fabiana Bloom, Membership & Special Events Manager, at or 908.273.9121 x227.

Kelly Deere, Terri Friedman & Greg Smith

Sue Baier
Karen Caplan
Millie Cooper
Leslie Dannin Rosenthal
Laura Fromm
Elizabeth Girouard
Christine Gottesman
Wolfgang Guenther
Susan Hoecker
Carolyn Hough
Carl Klemme
Andrea Maletta-Bussel
Joanie Schwarz
Diane Simon
Erika Sirabian
Kim Tomassi
Elizabeth Ventura
Sue Welch
Helaine Winer
Elisa Zachary

 - Shakespeare in the Garden
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Next Stage Ensemble performs The Libation Bearers in our garden.
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 - Fall Classes & Workshops
Create something new in one of our classes or workshops for all ages!
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