Monday, July 13, 2009

The 2nd Annual Pittsfield Contemporary Group Show

Paul Graubard Mask 1

Beginning July 25th, 14 of Pittsfield’s finest artists will invade the walls of the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts for the 2nd annual Pittsfield Contemporary Exhibition, a juried show of artists that live or work in Pittsfield. This year's jurors were Art in America contributing editor Carol Diehl, Kathleen Gilrain, executive director of NYC arts organization Smack-Mellon, and Maria Mingalone, Director of Interpretation at the Berkshire Museum. The show kicks off with an opening reception on July 25th, from 5 to 7pm and will run until August 29.

Jay Elling & Huckleberry DelSignore Untitled

This year’s show will correspond with the launch of PITTSFIELDCONTEMPORARY.COM, a dynamic arts marketing collaborative effort from Pittsfield’s premier contemporary art venues, including Ferrin Gallery, Berkshire Museum, Storefront Artist Project, the Lichtenstein Center forthe Arts, Gallery, Artscape, the Pittsfield Art Show, and the BCC Art Gallery.

Michael McKay Hansaviertel (cyanotype)

This year’s exhibit features twelve new artists, including photographer Nick Atlas; Autumn Doyle, a musician and photographer with striking self-portraits; Sydney Flint, a student at Massachusetts College of Art with wildlife inspired etchings; Eric Korenman, a photographer that specializes in buildings and landscapes; Paul Graubard, who presents colorful paintings inspired from childhood fantasies; Jay Tobin, a painter and retired firefighter; Eduardo Villanes, a native Peruvian with paintings of wild animals, Jay Elling and Huckleberry DelSignore, founders of Pittsfield’s bike church, Copperworks; as well as Colleen Surprise Jones, Michael McKay, and Monika Pizzichemi. Mike Carty, a spray paint graffiti artist, and Jazu Stine, local photographer, sculptor, and chef, both return to the Pittsfield Contemporary line-up this year.

Sydney Flint
The Shortest Distance Between Two Points

This exhibition is sponsored by Brix Wine Bar, which will provide catering and refreshments for the opening reception on July 25th. For more information about the event, call 413-499-9348 or email

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