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December 2019 – Berkshire Art Association (BAA) and Storefront Artist Project (SAP) in collaboration with the Berkshire Museum ARTISTS FROM THE BERKSHIRES AND BEYOND: CALL FOR ART for the 10×10 RAP (REAL ART PARTY) Berkshire Art Association needs your help! We are seeking donations of 10×10 inch original art for the 10×10 RAP – a fundraiser benefitting Berkshire County art students. The 10×10 RAP will be at the Berkshire Museum during the City of Pittsfield’s 10×10 Festival in February. It’s an art exhibit and FREE art party. A $25 ticket purchase guarantees a piece of original art, drawn at random, to take home. “ARTIX” will be sold atRead More →

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 →


Showing Up: for Our Neighborhoods, Our Communities and Each Other – October 5 – November 16, 2018. Berkshire County artists in “Showing Up”, 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 →