NEXT  BAA 2020 Biennial Show Where do we go next? What do we do next? What comes next? NEXT is expressed and explored by 21 artists from the Northeast. 37 paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, mixed media and graphic works are represented, offering wide ranging interpretations of the theme. Jurors for the exhibit were artists Tatana Kellner, printmaker, book designer, a founder of the Women’s Studio Workshop; Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, president of Providence Art Club, founder of Rhode Island Art League; and Leo Quiles, adjunct professor at MCLA and artist-in-residence at Darrow School. With our 2018 Biennial Show, Showing Up, artists dealt with issues of community andRead More →

UPDATE: Open Call deadline extended to August 14, 2020. The Berkshire Art Association seeks contemporary art for its biennial juried show, planned for October 2-November 21 at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfield, MA. An awards reception will be Saturday, October 3, from 3-6 pm. A virtual gallery tour is planned. Art in all media is sought. Artists working in New York and New England are invited to submit, responding to our theme, NEXT.  NEXT: Where do we go next? What do we do next? What comes next? Mary Rentz, BAA board member, pondered, “As individuals. NEXT door? As a community. NEXT generation? As a country.Read More →

It’s been an invigorating and refreshing few years for the members of Berkshire Art Association (BAA). Stemming from a day-long board retreat in 2015, BAA’s volunteer members reaffirmed their commitment to the organization’s mission to connect artists and the community in order to inspire creativity and increase access to the visual arts. With donations totaling more than $10,000 in the last three years, they have been able to host culturally relevant art exhibitions, update their website, and acquire a donation management system, in addition to funding art-related field trips for area high schools, providing free admission for art students to the Berkshire Museum, and providingRead More →