Berks Arts is excited to announce the 18th annual Frank Scott Memorial Art Show: The Art of Jazz!

Founded during the 2005 Berks Jazz Fest, The Art of Jazz honors the legendary local jazz musician Frank Scott.

Frank Scott was a renowned saxophone player and jazz musician who gained a musical education right here in the Reading School District. Scott was later inducted into the Central PA Friends of Jazz Hall of Fame in 1994.

The Art of Jazz exhibit acts as a prelude to the Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest and is open to artwork in all media. The show features artwork inspired by jazz and depicts the impact of art and music on our community. This exhibition is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the JerLyn Foundation.

The exhibition will run from March 12 – April 13th, 2022,in the Schmidt Gallery (2nd Floor of Goggleworks).

PRIZES

First Place – $500

Second Place – $200

Third Place – $100

Additionally, there is a $100 price dedicated to the highest-placing submission for students in senior year of high school or younger.

COST & ENTRY

If you are interested in submitting artwork, there is a $40 fee for the first piece of work and an additional $5 for each piece after that (up to a total of 3 pieces).

The fee is waived for high school students and younger.

Work must be hand-delivered to the Schmidt Gallery on either of the following dates:

March 3: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

March 4: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

While all media are eligible for consideration, they must follow the exhibition theme: “Celebrate Jazz.”

All work must be original and made within the past 3 years. Any work previously to the show will not be accepted.

All work must be suitably mounted and ready to hang, including glass protection where appropriate. Clip frames and sawtooth hangers will not be accepted.

Additionally, all frames must have hanging hardware, including wire and safely cushioned glass.

We ask that you kindly indicate the top of each work by the proper placement of your entry tag (top left back). For any 3D work, please place the label on the base of your work.

Due to our gallery size, art size may be limited.

Exhibition acceptance will be determined by our juror, Dr. Christine Isabelle Oaklander.

MEET THE JUROR

We are so excited to announce that Dr. Christine Isabelle Oaklander is our juror for this year’s The Art of Jazz exhibition! She has spent the last 21 years actively working with artists of all ages in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Christine Isabelle Oaklander was the Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Allentown Art Museum. During this time, she gave exhibition opportunities to dozens of artists and mentored a group of talented artists.

From 2006 to 2013, she was the Arts Coordinator for the Lehigh Valley Health Network, placing about 300 pieces of art on hospital campuses for purchase and donation.

Additionally, Oaklander has managed Allentown’s premier outdoor art exhibition, Art-in-the-Park since 2018!

Aside from her dedicated work in the arts, Oaklander has earned her doctorate in Historical American Art with publications in journals associated with the Smithsonian Institution, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection, the Brandywine River Museum and the New-York Historical Society.

Dr. Christine Isabelle Oaklander continues to donate and support a wide range of museums and academic programs in the arts.

We are thrilled to have Dr. Christine Isabelle Oaklander as our juror for The Art of Jazz 2022 exhibition.

We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions about submission or eligibility, please contact our office at 610-898-1930 or email us at info@BerksArts.org