CATA presents "I Am a Part of Art" 2019 Annual Art Show

“I Am a Part of Art 2019” CATA’s Annual Art Show


Community Access to the Arts (CATA) presents “I Am a Part of Art,” CATA’s 2019 Annual Art Show featuring work by more than 125 artist with disabilities.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfield, MA
PUBLIC RECEPTION (FREE): Thursday, July 11 from 5-7pm
EXHIBIT: July 5 – July 27, 2019 (Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-4pm)

Clark Art Institute
227 South Street, Williamstown, MA
MEET THE ARTISTS: Tuesday, July 23 from 1-4pm
EXHIBIT: July 6 – August 25, 2019 (Gallery Hours: daily, 10am-5pm)


This year’s exhibit explores the theme of “NEXUS”, inviting us to consider the ways we intersect and connect with each other and with our community. The exhibit showcases more than 200 original works of art, representing artists with disabilities from across Berkshire and Columbia counties, and ranging from students to adults to elders.

Click the images below for a preview of the exhibit:

Works are professionally matted and framed, and all pieces are available for sale, with proceeds providing commissions to the individual artists. The curated exhibits feature a wide range of styles, including abstract and representational paintings, drawings, sculpture, collage, and printmaking in a variety of media including acrylic, tempera, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, clay and mixed media. In addition, the exhibit at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will feature a collaborative sculptural installation created by 30 CATA artists using recycled materials.

This annual exhibition is the culmination of hundreds of visual arts workshops that CATA holds throughout the year across Berkshire County, Massachusetts and Columbia County, New York in day programs, residences, schools, elder care settings, and in the CATA Studio. Through these year-round workshops, CATA artists with disabilities grow creatively, learn new techniques, and find community working side by side with others.

I Am a Part of Art is sponsored in part by Greylock Federal Credit Union, Berkshire Magazine, Pittsfield Cultural Council, Frames on Wheels, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Clark Art Institute, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, and other generous supporters.