The Berkshire Art Association seeks original, contemporary art that explores practices and themes within an industrial context -- historic, modern, or imaginary -- for a juried exhibition, "BAA Redux: Industrial Manifest," at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave.
The exhibition will open on Pittsfield’s First Fridays Artswalk, from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1, and will run through the end of the month. An artist reception with cash awards presentation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2.
The exhibition is open to artists working in the Northeast and will be juried by three art professionals: Carol Diehl, artist and art critic; artist-printmaker Melanie Mowinski, associate professor of art, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; and John R. Stomberg, director of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum.
The exhibition is part of the Pittsfield’s 2014 summer-long NEA-funded initiative, "Art + Industry," developed by the Office of Cultural Development with additional funding by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Pittsfield Cultural Council.
A $25 registration fee covers three works for review per artist, submitted as jpegs on the registration page at industrialmanifest.artcall.org. Acceptable media include original paintings, prints, photographs, drawings 72 inches or smaller; and small sculptures and installations 75 pounds or less.