Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pittsfield Art Show Invitational Opening Friday

For the second year, The Pittsfield Art Show is presenting an Invitational, a month-long gallery exhibition at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue. The juried Invitational is open only to artists accepted into the weekend art show. The exhibit will run from Wednesday, June 23 through Sunday, July 18 with Opening Reception from 5 – 7 p.m. on Friday, June 25. The Invitational gives the public a preview of the outdoor show, and offers the selected artists an opportunity to display work that could not be easily be exhibited in an outdoor environment.

The artists presented include Nancy Coleman, Sarah Cummingham, Stephen Danker, June Ferrin, John Gampert, Ulrike Grannis, Noelle Horsfield, Elsa Karr, Sean McCusker, Susan Robinson, Allan Seppa, H. David Stein and Doug Truth with work in a wide variety of media.

The jurors include Stuart Chase, Director, Berkshire Museum; Stephanie Hoadely, Owner, The Hoadley Gallery, Lenox; Jonathan Secor, Director Special Programs, MCLA, and the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center.

The mission of the Pittsfield Art Show is to present a high-quality, outdoor summer show of fine art and crafts to make downtown Pittsfield an art destination. In addition to providing a venue for regional and national artists, the Pittsfield Art Show serves as a vehicle for local, emerging artists to get experience in marketing and selling their work in a supported, safe setting.

The Pittsfield Art Show is a joint project of the City of Pittsfield’s Artscape Committee and Office of Cultural Development, Downtown, Inc., and the Berkshire Art Association in cooperation with RSVP and the Store Front Artists Project. Major underwriting is being provided by The Berkshire Eagle with additional generous support from local businesses.

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