Future Exhibits

Berks Art Alliance 37th Open Juried Art Exhibition

September 3 - October 16, 2016

September 11, 2016 from 4-6pm

The Berks Art Alliance is a fellowship of artists, both professional and amateur, with a common goal to encourage artists by providing educational, inspirational, and exhibition opportunities for both members and non-members. The first annual membership exhibition was held in March of 1944 at the studio and gallery at 538 Centre Avenue, Reading. It continues today at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts.

About the Juror: Jim McFarlane, AWS

Jim McFarlane, AWS, nationally and internationally recognized artist and popular teacher, is the current president and a signature member of the American Watercolor Society. He is also a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, the Philadelphia Water Color Society, and the National Society of Painters of Casein and Acrylics.

He is equally comfortable painting traditional representational paintings and non-objective abstractions. Either way, his paintings are inspired by the close-to-home beauty of his native Pennsylvania and neighboring states, by his regular vacations in Maine, or by the quiet places or exotic sites encountered on his frequent trips abroad. Jim finds the quiet solitude of a rural retreat and the clamor and cacophony of the city are equally of interest as subject matter.

Opening Reception: September 11, 4-6pm
Awards Presentation starts at 5pm


IX9 Main Show

October 19 - October 23

This year, IX9 comes to downtown Reading, PA. IX is the first, ground-breaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to imaginative realism – bringing artists, students, collectors, and art fans together for an annual gathering intended to inspire and create further awareness and zeal for imaginative realism and all that’s encompassed in the realm of the fantastic. As the largest display of original imaginative realist art in the world, IX is an entirely unique experience.

The Main Show exhibition will be held at GoggleWorks center for the Arts, as well as the symposium portion of IX, which includes workshops, demos, lectures, and panel discussions. More information here.


12th Annual GoggleWorks’ Studio Artists Exhibition

October 29 - January 8

November 4, 5:30-7:30pm

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts proudly presents the 12th Annual Juried Studio Artists’ Exhibition. The artists represented in this exhibition are in many stages of development. They are from a wide cross section of the regional artist community and range from emerging artists to well established professionals respected Nationally in their disciplines. Expressing themselves in a variety of mediums, this eclectic group features a collection of new work born from the talents of the artists and alumni selected by the Exhibition Committee Jury to be included in the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts’ studios over the past 10 years. The annual expose’ includes watercolor, oil, acrylic, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and multi-media pieces created within the past year.

No future exhibitions are currently scheduled.

In Studio 240 2016

No future exhibitions are currently scheduled.

The Green Wall 2016

No future exhibitions are currently scheduled.

This permanent exhibition showcases the 130-year history of Willson Goggles. Historical artifacts and interactive learning activities depict the groundbreaking innovations of a company that led the world in the development of safety products. Explore the industrial history of Reading along with the personal histories of Willson Goggles factory workers.

No future exhibitions are currently scheduled.

Café Space 2016

No future exhibitions are currently scheduled.