Art of Jazz

Berks Arts Council is hosting the 16th annual Frank Scott Memorial Art Show: The Art of Jazz in 2020. Founded during the 2005 Berks Jazz Fest, The Art of Jazz honors the legendary local jazz musician Frank Scott. The Art of Jazz exhibits has typically been a a prelude to the Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest. Submission is open to artwork in all media.

COVID-19 UPDATE

With the reopening of the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Berks Arts Council will be hosting the exhibit from July 14 through August 31, 2020 in the Schmidt Gallery, located on the 2nd Floor.  The show features artwork inspired by jazz and depicts the impact of art and music on the community. Please click here to read the full press release and directions on how to access the show at the GoggleWorks.

Theme: Celebrate Jazz. This is an open theme and is an opportunity for the artist to reflect on what Jazz means as interpreted by visual arts.

2020 Juror Christiana David

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2020 Art of Jazz Honorees

First Place: Kyle Atkins – Fly Me to the Moon

Second Place: Donna Unger – And the Beat Goes On

Third Place: Cyndi Arnold – Ad Lib

Honorable Mentions:

Miles Decoster – Kind of Blue

Peter Tietbohl – Twisted Strings 2

Birdie Zoltan – Softly Playing

Berks Arts Council and GoggleWorks reserve the right to photograph accepted artworks for purposes connected with this and future exhibitions. Artists will be asked to sign a release to give permission for photographs of juried art to be taken and used in promotional materials and websites. All reasonable care and security measures will be taken in handling and displaying the works submitted. Artists are responsible for insuring their own works of art. Participating artists understand that Berks Arts Council/GoggleWorks is not responsible for any damage to their work while they are hanging it, while it is on display, or if BAC/GW has to temporarily remove it for whatever reason. Berks Arts Council’s liability insurance only covers loss due to theft, vandalism, or natural elements, such as wind, fire, water or other “acts of god.”