That’s a RAP: BAA’s Real Art Party Sells Out Year Seven
Pam Kueppers, BAA President Mary Beth Eldridge and BAA board member Danielle Steinmann
Artist Irene Collias chose an artwork by Regina Pompa Burgio.
Abby Powers and Bryan Powers, who donated artwork to the raffle, with their chosen pieces
Alliey Pevay, who created a piece of art for the raffle, with Roshni Bhambhwani and Connor Brimmer
The Berkshire Museum's Bridget Rigas with Cultural Pittsfield's Executive Director Jen Glockner
Franci Gazzaniga chose an artwork created by The Berkshire Eagle's Jen Huberdeau
Kalise and her mother, Kelly Conant
Now in its seventh year, the Real Art Party (RAP), a fundraiser for the Berkshire Art Association, is a guaranteed sell-out event. This year’s RAP sold its 115 tickets before much of the crowd even arrived at the Berkshire Museum on Thursday evening, Feb. 21. Each year’s number of available tickets depends on the number of 10x10 inch original artworks donated. Admission is free, but the purchase of a $25 ticket guarantees you a piece of art to take home. In what order your number is called, ah, now there’s where the excitement lies. The artwork up for grabs can include paintings, photography, collage, sculpture, ceramic art, leatherwork and more. The Real Art Party is part of Pittsfield’s 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, and money raised supports college fellowships for Berkshire County art students, art field trips for Berkshire high school students, and free admission for art students to the Berkshire Museum.
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