Berkshire County college art majors are invited to apply for the 2021 juried Berkshire Art Association College Fellowship Show. $5,000 in fellowship grants will be awarded to college art majors whose work is selected.

Here's the Official Press Release From Berkshire Art Association:

The Fellowship is open to Berkshire County residents enrolled as art majors at any college in the country, as well as to non-residents majoring in art at a Berkshire County college – Berkshire Community College, MCLA, Williams, and Simon’s Rock.

Berkshire Art Association President Mary Beth Eldridge had this to say:

In a difficult year, the BAA board hopes to award at least $5000, especially knowing that during this pandemic, many students have found themselves isolated and challenged to gather sufficient supplies to pursue their projects.

The call for art  will open on Friday, January 8, and close on  Sunday, February 21 , 2021 at 11:59 pm. Submission will be through this link. The show will open on April 2 and run until April 30, 2021. The Virtual Awards Ceremony is Saturday, April 10.

If you like, you can check out a gallery of recent BAA Fellowship winners here.

The mission of the BAA is to connect artists and the community in order to inspire creativity and increase access to the visual arts. The BAA Fellowship is funded in part by the Norman and Rose Avnet Fellowship Endowment and private donations.

Additionally, local artists support the Fellowship through their 10x10 inch art donated to the 10x10 RAP (Real Art Party) at the Berkshire Museum. This year, the 10x10 RAP will be held virtually on Thursday, February 18, 2021, as part of the City of Pittsfield’s 10x10 Festival.

You can get additional information by going here, or by contacting fellowships@berkshireartassociation.org.

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