Calling all artists for the 18th Annual Frank Scott Memorial Art Exhibition: The Art of Jazz


Berks Arts announces the 18th edition Frank Scott Memorial Art Show: The Art of Jazz. Founded during Berks Jazz Fest 2005, The Art of Jazz pays tribute to legendary local jazz musician Frank Scott.

Frank Scott was a renowned saxophonist and jazz musician who received his musical education in the Reading School District. Scott was then inducted into the Central PA Friends of Jazz Hall of Fame in 1994.

The Art of Jazz exhibits annually as a prelude to Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest and is open to artwork submissions in all media. The show features artwork depicting the theme Celebrate Jazz, which expresses the impact of jazz on art, music and community through the vision of the artist.

The exhibition rotates March 12 – April 13, 2022 in the Schmidt Gallery, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts (201 Washington St. Reading, PA). The show takes place as a prelude to the 31st Annual Boscov’s Berks Jazz Festival presented by Berks Arts.

All works must be hand-delivered to the Schmidt Gallery by one of the following dates:

3rd of March between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
March 4 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

All work must be original and completed within the last 3 years. Any work already submitted to the exhibition will be not to be accepted. In addition, all work must be suitably mounted and ready to hang, including glass protection where applicable. Clip frames and sawtooth suspensions will not be accepted. All frames must have hanging hardware including wire and securely padded glass.

The entry fee is $40 for the first work and an additional $5 for each piece thereafter (up to a total of 3 pieces). Fees are waived for high school and younger students.

The juror, Dr. Christine Isabelle Oaklander, will award cash prizes and honorable mentions.

First place – $500
Second place – $200
Third place – $100

There is a $100 prize dedicated to the best submission for senior high school students or younger.

Dr. Christine Isabelle Oaklander has spent the past 21 years actively working with artists of all ages in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

From 2001 to 2006, she was director of collections and exhibitions at the Allentown Art Museum. During this time, she gave exhibition opportunities to dozens of artists and mentored groups of talented artists.

From 2006 to 2013, she served as the Arts Coordinator for the Lehigh Valley Health Network, placing approximately 300 works of art on hospital campuses for purchase or donation.

Additionally, Oaklander managed the Allentown Outdoor Art Exhibit, Art-in-the-park, since 2018.

In addition to her dedicated work in the arts, Oaklander earned her doctorate in historical American art with publications in journals associated with: Smithsonian Institution, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick-Collection, the Brandywine River Museum and the New York Historical Society.

Dr. Christine Isabelle Oaklander continues to donate and support a wide range of museums and
academic programs in the arts.

The Frank Scott Memorial Art Exhibition: The Art of Jazz is made possible thanks to the generosity
support from the JerLyn Foundation.

The Art of Jazz flyer is available at: www.berksarts.org

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