MALC Award

2018 MALC “Champion of Artists”

November 14, 2018

This award is given in the memory of the late State Representative Chris Walsh. Chris strongly encouraged artists to become organized then to advocate civically for issues important to them. The artists who co-founded Save the Art–Save the Museum (STA-STM) did exactly that.

MALC supported the advocacy of Save the Art–Save the Museum (STA-STM) to protect important art treasures at the Berkshire Museum from auction, especially work that artist Norman Rockwell donated to the Berkshire for future generations in the Pittsfield area to be able to enjoy forever. STA-STM artists gave up treasured time from their creative practices to advocate for the protection of all artists’ rights with regard to their legacy wishes, from donating work to their designated collecting institutions to protecting work held in the public trust by art museums.

Opening remarks by Anita Walker, Executive Director, Mass Cultural Council
Award speech