Congratulations to the Berkshire Museum’s Art of the Hills 2018 Juried Award Winners Pat Hogan of Great Barrington and John Clarke of North Egremont! Their pieces were chosen by juror/curator Ryan Seslow from 43 works of art by 36 Berkshire-based artists living within a 60-mile radius of the Museum, selected through a blind jurying process from 627 submitted works. Each winning artist will be featured in their own solo exhibition at the Museum, BerkshireNow: Pat Hogan, February 1 through April 28, 2019. The Berkshire Museum will host the next juried exhibition in June of 2020, continuing a long Berkshire Museum tradition of exhibiting the work of accomplished local artists, and celebrating the rich, creative culture of the region.

Best In Show: Pat Hogan, Winter, acrylic and mixed media

“I specialize in paintings inspired by nature. Recent works reflect respect and love for our beautiful Berkshires, the mountains and sea coast of Maine, and the vanishing islands of the Chesapeake Bay. I am passionate about watercolor and the illusions created through the transparency and luminescence of the medium.”

Learn more about the artist and view her online gallery at

Pat Hogan, Winter, acrylic.

Artist Pat Hogan’s daughter accepts the Best in Show Juror Award on her mother’s behalf for her work, “Winter,” from Berkshire Museum Chief Experience Officer Craig Langlois at the Art of the Hills opening reception in June, 2018.

Runner Up: John Clarke, Trees by the Pond, photography and mixed media

“I have targeted dusk, light that I call ‘pastel light,’ to capture long exposures. Purposeful, gestural movements of the camera during capture soften the landscape, distilling the natural world into pastel-like images. These images result in large archival prints, which in turn become a new starting place, the backdrop for an emotional, personal layer of abstract line, color and symbol.”

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Artist John Clarke accepts his Art of the Hills award from Berkshire Museum Chief Experience Officer Craig Langlois at the exhibition’s opening reception on June 2, 2018.

John Clarke, Trees by the Pond, pastel and pencil over archival pigment print

Visitors to the Museum during Art of the Hills were invited to cast their vote for a Community Choice prize. Click here to learn more about the Art of the Hills Community Choice Winner, John MacDonald.