The Berks Art Alliance is a non-profit organization whose objective is to encourage artists by providing workshops, exhibitions, and information that will keep the artistic momentum alive and growing.


About the juror: Lucy Gans, earned her MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, She also studied painting and drawing at the Art Students League, New York, NY. She earned her BFA from Lake Earie College, Painesville, oH, she has taught in schools, colleges and universities in Ohio, New York, Alabama and Pennsylvania for over 35 years. Gans is the first holder of the Louis & Jane Weinstock ‘36 Chair of Art and Architecture at Lehigh University. She teaches sculpture and drawing and is also an affiliated faculty member in the Women Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. In addition, she is an artist/teacher in the Vermont College MFA program. Her work is figurative, narrative and socially situated and ranger from individual carved figures to installations with cast objects, prints and narrative text.

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 10, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Awards announced at 5pm

About Berks Art Alliance

The Berks Art Alliance had its beginnings in November of 1941 as a fellowship of artists, both professional and amateur, with a common goal (our mission statement). The Alliance has always actively reached out to the community by participating in art demonstrations, collaborating with other creative groups and supporting charitable organizations.   The organization began as “The Art Haven Guild of Berks County” and later changed it’s name to the “Berks Art Alliance” in 1947. Their current location is in the Yocum Institute for Arts Education in Wyomissing. The BAA continues to host an Open Juried Art Exhibition, inaugurated in 1977.  Today, with over 250 active members, the BAA continues a legacy of fostering passion for the arts in Berks County.