Artist Melanie Mowinski hangs examples from her “50 Card Project” in the “Showing Up: for Our Communities, Our Neighborhoods and Our Selves” exhibit at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in Pittsfield.

By Benjamin Cassidy, The Berkshire Eagle PITTSFIELD — The concept of community isn’t traced by town or county lines. Neither is Berkshire Art Association’s (BAA) biennial juried show “Showing Up: for Your Neighborhoods, Communities and Each Other” which is on view at Pittsfield’s Lichtenstein Center for the Arts through Nov. 16. The display of painted, sculpted, drawn and photographed art represents a bevy of Berkshire-based artists’ work, but the exhibit also includes creators from New York and other parts of New England. Denise Minnerly of Norwalk, Conn., and Donald Bracken of Cornwall Bridge, Conn., collaborated on “Village Project,” an installation that directly engages with theRead More →

BAA Biennial: Showing Up

The Berkshire Art Association presents Showing Up: for Our Neighborhoods, Our Communities and Each Other – a juried exhibition of contemporary art exploring themes of community and civic engagement. Interpretations of the theme, as well as the definitions of ‘community’ and ‘neighborhood’ are open to the Artist. Artists working in all media will be considered for acceptance. The call is open to artists living and working in the Northeast (New England and New York). An artist’s statement, outlining how the artist’s experience and work pertain to the theme is required with submission. All visual media will be considered for submission. A non-refundable registration fee ($25) coversRead More →

Eli Shalan - Jones & Son

Image above:  Eli Shalan – Jones & Son On Friday April 6th, the Berkshire Art Association (BAA) showcases the work of seventeen exceptional college artists at the BAA Fellowship Show awards reception from 5-8 pm at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue, in Pittsfield. The show was juried by a panel of art professionals, and cash awards totaling $5,000 will be presented. The opening is part of Pittsfield’s First Friday Artswalk. The event is free and open to the public. BAA President Mary Beth Eldridge notes, “Through the BAA Fellowship, college students with Berkshire connections have a rare opportunity to show theirRead More →