In 2004, 70 artist-decorated, oversized, fiberglass Merino sheep transformed Pittsfield’s slightly decrepit, downtown streetscape into a visual playground of color, humor, history, and excitement. Under the Berkshire Art Association’s non-profit leadership in cooperation with the City of Pittsfield, a large group of people and organizations, supported generously by local businesses, came together to make Pittsfield’s downtown a destination through the draw of the sheep. Sheeptacular Pittsfield! focused on Merino sheep as the source of the City’s very earliest prosperity – the agricultural and industrial innovations of pioneers in the woolen industry. By 2004, Pittsfield had moved away from the heavy industrial base that had definedRead More →
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The Berkshire Art Association seeks contemporary art for its biennial juried show at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, planned for October 2-November 21 at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfield, MA. The 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.
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. NEXT steps? As a world. NEXT time?” The BAA invites artists to broaden and explore these questions and respond with unique artistic expression. To apply, go to: baabiennialnext-2020.artcall.org.
Artists are asked to submit an artist’s statement which addresses the art they are submitting, and may submit jpegs of up to 3 works, with up to 3 views of each work, for a $25 fee. the call will be open from Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, July 31, 2020. Artists will be notified of their acceptance by Sunday, August 23, 2020. Work must be delivered to the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts at 28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfield, MA. by Friday, September 25, 2020. Questions can be sent to email@example.com.