BAA Fellowship Show 2016

Posted in Fellowship & Shows

DATE:  February 20, 2016

THE BAA HONORS EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT ARTISTS AT 2016 COLLEGE FELLOWSHIP SHOW

On Friday, March 4 the Berkshire Art Association will showcase the work of 18 exceptional student artists at the 2016 BAA College Fellowship Show at an awards reception from 5-8PM at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue, in Pittsfield.  The opening will be part of Pittsfield’s First Fridays Artswalk.  The public is invited.

The show was juried by a panel of artists and art professors representing several disciplines.  Of the 169 works submitted for consideration, 52 were chosen for the show and $5,000 in cash awards was given.  A gallery of the students’ work can be found at baafellowship2016.artcall.org/pages/web-gallery.  The show will run through March 27.  The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11AM to 4PM.

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 recent 10×10 RAP at the Berkshire Museum.

List of BAA Fellowship Recipients, 2016:
Lauren Casey, Williams College, from North Pownal, VT
Antoinette Conant, UMass Amherst, from Pittsfield, MA
Izzy Davila, Williams College, from Lawrence, MA
Amalie Dougish, Williams College, from Stockton, CA
Mei Kazama, Williams College, from New York, NY
Michael King, Berkshire Community College, from Lenox Dale, MA
Angelina Lin, Williams College, from Morganville, NJ
Winnie Ma, Williams College, from San Diego, CA
Julia Matejcek, Williams College, from Prague, Czech Republic
Katherine Mooney, Williams College, from Princeton, NJ
Elaine Myers, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, from North Adams, MA
John Okemah, Williams College, from Mukilteo, WA
Clover Powell, Williams College, from Tucson, AZ
Alexandra Scarangella, Williams College, from Harrington Park, NJ
Stacey M. Schultze, Lesley University College of Art and Design, from Otis, MA
Sarah Tefft, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, from Greenwich, NY
Brian Trelegan, Williams College, from Cumberland, ME Isaac Wood, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, from Norwood, MA

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