2012_"Cherry Blossoms", pressure printing and letterpress, four 6" x 8" pressure prints layered over four 6"x8" letterpress prints. (c)Marli LaGrone.

BAA FELLOWSHIP TO SHOWCASE LOCAL ART STUDENTS Berkshire County college art majors are encouraged to apply for the 2015 juried Berkshire Art Association College Fellowship Show.  Up to $5,000 in prizes will be awarded to students whose work is selected.  The show will run from March 6-28, 2015, at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue in Pittsfield.  There will be an Awards Reception during First Fridays Artswalk on March 6 from 5-8 pm. BAA President Mary Rentz noted that, “The BAA feels it is particularly important to encourage college students who are pursuing visual arts.  We need their creative vision in our contemporaryRead More →

BAA Redux:  Industrial Manifest, a regional juried show featuring thirteen artists, opens at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue, August 1, 2014, 5-8PM, for First Fridays Artswalk. The public is also invited to an awards reception for the artists to be held on Saturday, August 2, from 4-6PM.  The show presents original contemporary art exploring practices and themes within an industrial context. In the words of juror John Stomberg, “I think visitors to the exhibition will find the works represent the excitement of contemporary art and enjoy the inventiveness that these artists have brought to the theme.” BAA Redux:  Industrial Manifest wasRead More →

The Berkshire Art Association (BAA) seeks original, contemporary pieces that reveal art in an historic, current, or imagined industrial milieu for a juried, regional exhibition at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA, in August, 2014. BAA Redux:  Industrial Manifest is part of the city’s 2014 “Art + Industry” cultural initiative with support from the NEA, Mass Cultural Council, and Pittsfield Cultural Council.  Open to all artists working in the Northeast.  Paintings, prints, photographs, small sculptures, or installations will be considered.  Jurors are Carol Diehl, artist and art critic; Melanie Mowinski, artist and Associate Professor, MCLA; John R. Stromberg, Ph.D, Director, Mount Holyoke College ArtRead More →