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 →

Showing Up: for Our Neighborhoods, Our Communities and Each Other October 5 – November 16, 2018. Berkshire County artists in “Showing Up”, Berkshire Art Association’s latest exhibit, included Nicholas DeCandia, Keith Emerling, Melyssa Fortini, Ellen Joffe-Halpern, Richard Haskins, Colleen Surprise Jones, Michael King, Melanie Mowinski, Carolyn Newberger, Michele Ridgeway, Joan Rooks, Kira Smith, Debbie Detwiller Smith, Ilene Spiewak, Scott Taylor, and Peter Vacchina. Artists from the greater Northeast region included Julia Eisen-Lester, Madge Evers, Robert Markey, Denise Minnerly and Don Bracken, Nils Johnson, Jamie Rodriguez, Melissa Scheid Frantz, and Vicki Windman.Read 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 →