Project Description

Art of the Hills: Narrative

Oil panting by Robert Markey of elderly woman with grey hair and wrinkled skinlaughing

Robert Markey, Old Woman Laughing in Nepal, oil on canvas, 24″x18″.

On view October 10, 2020 to January 10, 2021
Available online June 6 to October 9, 2020

The second installment of Art of the Hills, a juried exhibition highlighting the work of local artists, is coming to the Berkshire Museum in Fall 2020.

Art of the Hills is a celebration of the rich, creative culture of our region, highlighting the current works of both emerging and established artists. This year’s jurors, artists Amy Myers and Seung Lee, have selected a diverse collection of 2D and 3D works that together create a rich and colorful experience that invites visitors to explore the myriad stories that can be found in each work.

3D amber-colored honeycomb set on a white background

Natalie Tyler, Honeycomb, crystal glass, 16″x18″x5″.

The exhibition will feature 78 works by 64 artists including paintings by Robert Markey and Julia Dixon, photography by Sally Eagle and Bruce Panock, drawings by Jen Delgado and Keith White, sculpture by Ralph Frisina and Natalie Tyler, plus mixed media, textiles, prints, and more.  Art of the Hills 2018 Best in Show winner Pat Hogan and Runner Up John Clarke are both included in this year’s exhibition. Art of the Hills: Narrative was created from more than 530 works of art  submitted for consideration by more than 200 artists.

 

A dark-skinned man in paint-stained, ripped clothes and a hat stands in a grey space

Sally Eagle, Gravedigger, Cuba, digital photograph, 37.5″x28″.

This contemporary exhibition will make its debut online on June 6. Visitors will be invited to tour our galleries online, learn about our featured artists, and join curators Amy Myers and Seung Lee for virtual gallery talks as part of Berkshire [email protected].

Art of the Hills: Narrative will open at the Berkshire Museum on October 10, 2020, with a community celebration of the rich artistic talent that flourishes in our region. We hope you will join us to meet the artists and view their works up close and in person. Awards for Best in Show, Second Place, Third Place, and Honorable Mention as chosen by Myers and Lee will be presented at the opening event.

Art of the Hills: Narrative is generously sponsored by Lee Bank.

 

 

 

 

 


 

To look back on Art of the Hills 2018, check out these links:

Art of the Hills exhibition page

A Juror’s Conflict: Art of the Hills

Art of the Hills: Juried Award Winners

Art of the Hills: Community Choice Award