2017 College Fellowship Show


On Friday March 3rd, the Berkshire Art Association will showcase the work of 13 exceptional college artists at the 2017 BAA Fellowship Show at an awards reception from 5-8 pm at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue, in Pittsfield. The opening will be part of Pittsfield’s First Friday Artswalk. The public is invited.

The show was juried by a panel representing several visual art disciplines. Of the 110 works submitted, 40 were chosen for exhibition. Cash awards totaling $5,000 will be presented. Rebecca Schnopp of Dalton and Eli Shalan of West Stockbridge will each receive Norman and Rose Avnet Fellowship Awards of $1,000. A gallery of the students’ work can be found on our ArtCall page. The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm and the show will run through March 25th.

BAA President Danielle Steinmann noted, “The BAA is very proud to exhibit the work being created by students in and from the county. For some, this will be their first opportunity to present their work at a public gallery, providing invaluable experience for emerging artists. Past recipients have told us how much they appreciated the award as well, often using the funds to buy much-needed art supplies. The BAA feels it is particularly important to encourage college students who are pursuing visual arts. We need their creative vision in our contemporary world.”

The mission of the BAA is to connect artists and the community in order to inspire creativity and increase access to the visual arts. The College Fellowship is funded by the BAA’s Norman and Rose Avnet endowment, donations, and proceeds from special events, including the February 23rd 10×10 RAP at the Berkshire Museum.

List of BAA Fellowship Recipients, 2017:

  • Natalie Bernstein, Senior, Williams College, from Chicago, IL
  • Moss Brenner-Bryant, Sophomore, Williams College, from San Francisco, CA
  • Quinnton Cooper, Sophomore, Williams College, from Ocala, FL
  • Amalie Dougish, Senior, Williams College, from Stockton, CA
  • Anna Harleen, Junior, Williams College, from San Francisco, CA
  • Jordan Jones, Junior, Williams College, from Mamaroneck, NY
  • Ellyn Pier, Sophomore, Williams College, from Freeport, ME
  • Alexandra Scarangella, Junior, Williams College, from Harrington Park, NJ
  • Rebecca Schnopp, Senior, Lesley University College of Art & Design, from Dalton, MA
  • Eli Shalan, Junior, Hampshire College, from West Stockbridge, MA
  • Halie Smith, Junior, MCLA, from Spencer, MA
  • Wylie Thornquist, Freshman, Williams College, from Garrison, NY
  • Erica Wilcoxen, Sophomore, MCLA, from Marlborough, CT

Questions? Contact Danielle Steinmann, BAA President at: president@berkshireartassociation.org