Berkshire Art Association Extends Application Deadline for Festival

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Art Association is seeking donations of original artwork for our annual 10x10 RAP (Real Art Party) show and fundraiser raffle.
In collaboration with the Berkshire Museum and the city of Pittsfield's 10x10 Festival in February, the BAA welcomes submissions from artists from the Berkshires and beyond. All artwork will be included in a raffle to benefit art students of Berkshire County. The raffle and Real Art Party (RAP) will be a free, live and in-person event hosted by the Berkshire Museum on ​Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. 
A $25 ticket purchase guarantees a 10x10 work of art. 
All visitors to Berkshire Museum 18 years and older, must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination accompanied by photo ID. Acceptable forms of proof include a photo or hard copy of an official immunization record of a vaccine administered from within or outside the U.S. Digital forms of state or federally issued proof of vaccination such as the NY Excelsior Pass are also acceptable. Masks are required for everyone over two years of age while indoors.
Art Specs:
All artwork must measure 10x10 inches, prepared with a wire or hooks for hanging (wire and hooks may be provided). Artwork may be in any medium and should reflect the quality of your usual work. Three dimensional work in any media should fit in a 10x10x10 cube. Attach an Art ID (bottom of this document) to the back of each piece you donate (limit three works).
To register, submit your name, guardian's email, plus title and medium for each piece here and email the image to with "5x5=10 RAP" in the subject line. Artists under 10 years old (and websites) will be added to the Artists Registry at
DROP OFF 10x10 and 5x5 ENTRIES to the Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield
  • Feb. 5, Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m. 
  • Feb. 6, Sunday,   1 - 4 p.m.
  • Feb. 7, Monday,   2 - 5 p.m.
  • February 3, 2022 Registration deadline for 5X5 and 10x10 submissions
  • Feb 14 to 24 - 10X10 RAP EXHIBIT on view at the Berkshire Museum
  • Feb 24, Thursday - 10x10 RAP (FREE ADMISSION)
  • 5pm - Doors open to the 10x10 Real Art Party 
  • 6 pm - 5x5 at 10x10 ARTIX drawn:  Each $10 ARTIX guarantees a piece of original 5x5 art to take home. 
  • 7 pm -10x10 ARTIX drawn:  Each $25 ARTIX guarantees a piece of original 10x10 art to take home.

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