For Immediate Release
June 12, 2023
‘Insight Out,’ created in partnership with Berkshire Museum, open to currently or formerly incarcerated individuals
PITTSFIELD, MA — 2nd Street seeks submissions to a juried art show, Insight Out, created in partnership with Berkshire Museum to showcase the art of currently or formerly incarcerated individuals. The deadline to submit works of art is Saturday, July 1. Artists who submit works accepted into the show will be awarded $200.
The exhibition will be on view at Berkshire Museum September 2–October 1, 2023.
Any Berkshire County resident who is currently or formerly incarcerated may submit works of art, including paintings, drawings, mixed media, prints, photographs, sculpture and videos. For more details on how to submit a work of art, visit www.2nd-street.org and click Special Projects, or call (413) 443-7220, ext. 1275.
“We especially invite those with little or no artistic experience to submit works of art,” said 2nd Street Executive Director Jason Cuyler. “The goal is to promote freedom of expression and to provide a fun, uninhibited way of doing so.”
Berkshire Museum Executive Director Kimberley Bush Tomio said, “Berkshire Museum is pleased to offer the museum as a place to showcase the art of presently or formerly incarcerated people. As a community partner, we applaud 2nd Street for its efforts to instill creativity and a sense of inclusion among its clients.”
Financial and in-kind support of Insight Out is provided by Berkshire Museum, Becky and Doug Crane, Josie Greene and Glenn Asch, David Crane and Ruth Blodgett, and Pittsfield Cultural Council.
About 2nd Street
Second Street Second Chances, Inc., better known as 2nd Street, supports formerly incarcerated persons in Berkshire County and connects them with the tools, programs and support they need to successfully reenter their community. 2nd Street is committed to treating formerly incarcerated individuals with respect and encouragement; providing them with job readiness skills and access to employment opportunities; preparing them to become productive and contributing citizens; and educating and advocating for communities to embrace them as such. Services and referrals include medical and mental health resources, substance use disorder services, financial resources and literacy, transportation, family reunification, housing, job training and employment, and legal services. Visit 2nd Street at www.2nd-street.org.