Exhibition Opening Event
31st Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show
Saturday, February 4
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Remarks at 2 p.m. by Francis Vallejo
Join us for this special celebration of the creativity of Berkshire County youth. Original works in all media—from painting and drawing to photography, ceramics, three-dimensional assemblage, and digital art—will be on view from high schools throughout the region. The exhibition will be on view from February 4 through March 4. Francis Vallejo will be speaking.
Free for Museum members and high school art show attendees.
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Art and Refreshments in the lower lobby and classrooms.
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Commentary by illustrator Francis Vallejo in the lower level.
This will take place in the Stockbridge Room. The Norman Rockwell video and Saturday Evening Post cover gallery will be unavailable for viewing during this time.
Francis Vallejo is an award-winning, Detroit based, American artist whose works have been exhibited in major national publications, art galleries, and museums. Vallejo earned his Bachelor’s degree from Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, FL and has since created artwork for a host of notable clients including Candlewick Press, Snapple, VIBE, and Camelbak. He has shown in The Anchorage Museum, The Society of Illustrator’s Museum of American Illustration, Gallery Nucleus, and Pixar studios. Vallejo recently debuted his picture book Jazz Day, written by Roxane Orgill and published by Candlewick Press, too much critical acclaim from the likes of The Boston Globe, Esquire, The Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly as well as winning the 2016 Boston Globe Horn Book award for best Picture Book. He is an Assistant Professor of Illustration at the College for Creative Studies. Vallejo’s work can be characterized by traditional media experimentation with a heavy foot in classical picture making and draftsmanship.
This exhibition is generously sponsored by Berkshire Bank, with support for student family memberships also provided by Alarms of Berkshire County and members of the Museum’s Board and National Council.