Berks Arts announces the 19th annual Frank Scott Memorial Art Show: The Art of Jazz. 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 in coordination with Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest. Submission is open to artwork in all media.

Theme: Celebrate Jazz! An open theme to express how jazz inspires and impacts art, music, and the community through artists’ creative vision.

Cash prizes: $500 for First Place, $200 for Second Place and $100 for Third Place. Honorable Mentions or other awards awarded at the judge’s discretion.

Exhibit Dates: The exhibition will be on display April 1 – April 20, 2023 in the Schmidt Gallery on the 2nd floor of GoggleWorks Center for the Arts.

Reception Date: Awards Presentation is Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. in the Schmidt Gallery, 2nd Floor of GoggleWorks Center for the Arts.

About the Juror: SHANNON FUGATE has served as the Executive Director of The Baum School of Art in Allentown, PA since 2010. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the community visual art school and its classes in art, design, and fashion, for children, teens, and adults. In addition to over 350 classes annually, the school features the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family galleries, with curated exhibitions by professional regional, national and internationally recognized artists as well as students of all ages, and an annual art auction featuring local and regional artists that has enticed collectors for 37 years. Prior to her position at The Baum School of Art, Fugate served in various educational and administrative roles at Studio B in Boyertown, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, and The Banana Factory. Fugate graduated summa cum laude from Kutztown University, with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. She is a practicing artist working in a variety of media, from watercolor and illustration to printmaking, photography and fibers. She lives in Mertztown with her husband and children.