Sponsored by the JerLyn Foundation, The 15th annual Frank Scott Memorial Art Show: The Art of Jazz runs March 27th through April 25thas a prelude to the 29th annual Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest, April 5 – 14, 2019. Founded during the 2005 Berks Jazz Fest, The Art of Jazz honors the legendary local jazz musician Frank Scott. The Art of Jazz exhibits annually as a prelude to the Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest. Submission is open to artwork in all media.
As creativity comes in a number of capacities, so do the many forms of art. As this exhibition is in conjunction with the celebration of music, it is interesting to see how melody can be visually transformed through artistic expression.
Music can be a catalyst for artmaking for a variety of reasons: relaxation, concentration or inspiration. It can be the spark to stimulate your artwork and the path it takes.
In the selection process, expression was one of the main contributing factors whether it was representational, abstract, two dimensional or three dimensional. Artwork with obvious content was not always the rationale for selection, as the creative process individual journey with diverse outcomes.
The works receiving award stood out by way of technique and unique interpretation of material and/or visual content. Color, texture and mark making were also deciding factors for award.
As any show, selection of awards is a difficult process. The work as a whole was impressive from diverse mediums, subject matter and approaches.
It was an honor to review this year’s 2019 “Art of Jazz Exhibition” and I wish to thank all of the artists for their participation.
About Berks Arts Council
Through the creation and support of varying art events, community collaborations and grants, the Berks Arts Council positively impacts our community cultural and economic well-being. The mission of the Berks Arts Council is to inspire, unite and grow our community through arts collaboration, education and presentations. Our vision is to support community and economic growth, promote positive change and create a more connected community. Today, in everything the Berks Arts Council does and supports, we seek to make Berks County, PA a more creative, more desirable, and a more resilient community.