Berkshire Art Association Fellowships have been awarded annually since the early 1970s to encourage emerging college artists in their choice of visual arts as a means of expression. Fellowships are open to any enrolled college student majoring in art who either grew up in Berkshire County or goes to college in Berkshire County. Jurors are artists, art educators and other art professionals. They will award $5000 in prizes this year. Visit the BAA website berkshireartassociation.org to view recent BAA Fellowship Shows.
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. 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 on Thursday, February 20, 2020 as part of the City of Pittsfield’s 10x10 Festival.