Berks Arts Council announces a call for artists for the 15th annual Frank Scott Memorial Art Show: The Art of Jazz.
The exhibit is open to artists in all media with work focusing on the theme “Celebrate Jazz.”
The exhibit runs March 27-April 25, 2019, in the Rolf and Renate Schmidt Gallery on the second floor of the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington Street, Reading. It is on view in conjunction with the 29th annual Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest, which runs April 5-14, 2019.
Artwork must be hand delivered to the Schmidt Gallery on Thursday, March 21, between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. or Friday, March 22, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
The Artist’s Reception and Awards Presentation will be held on Sunday, April 14, between 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Three cash prizes will be awarded: $500 for first place, $200 for second place, and $100 for third place.
Honorable mentions may be awarded at the juror’s discretion.
A People’s Choice Award winner will be named based on votes received from visitors to the exhibition throughout the awards presentation.
To be eligible for awards, submissions must be original work produced after January 1, 2016, not previously exhibited at any Berks Arts Council function.
Serving as juror for the 2019 exhibition is educator/ sculptor, Brian Glaze.
Brian Glaze has exhibited nationally and internationally relating to sculpture, installation, interactivity and time-based artwork. Recent exhibitions include the Reece Museum, Tennessee, Minot State University, North Dakota, Berlin Project, Germany and ARTVENICE BIENNALE 3, Italy. Residencies have spanned the former Banff New Media Institute (Banff Centre), Canada to Harvestworks Digital Media Center, NYC.
Currently residing in Pennsylvania, Brian continues his research on subjects pertaining material treatment, personal and social concepts, and continued observation of his surroundings.
The Frank Scott Memorial Art Show: The Art of Jazz and the Frank Scott Memorial Award honor legendary local jazz musician Frank Scott and are made possible through the generous support of the JerLyn Foundation. These memorial events were founded during the 2005 Berks Jazz Fest by Berks Arts Council along with local businessman and artist Jerry Holleran.
The entry fee for Berks Arts Council Members is $35 for the first artwork and $5 each additional work up to a total of three entries. Entry fees are waived for high school student submissions. Cash, check, and major credit cards will be accepted.
The Art of Jazz prospectus can be found online at www.BerksArts.org or by calling Berks Arts Council at 610-898-1930.