Spring 2019 Berta Golahny Student Awards

CALL FOR ART: Click here to submit to the Recent Works Exhibition & Golahny Student Awards!

Portrait of the Artist #3 by Berta Golahny


Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE) invites students in the visual arts to submit work produced in the past year for inclusion in our spring exhibition, Recent Works, which will run from Friday, April 12th through Thursday, May 30th.

This show will feature two-dimensional work only—painting, drawing, photography, prints, collage and mixed media—created within the past year.

All submissions by students to the art show will also be considered for the Berta Golahny Student Award, which includes a $100 cash prize given to 3 CCAE visual arts students. Please carefully read the details that follow.

Portrait of the Artist #3 (1970) by Berta Golahny

Dates and Deadlines

  • The deadline to submit is Friday, March 1st, 5pm
  • You will be notified if your piece was selected for inclusion in the exhibition by Wednesday, March 13th
  • You must drop-off artwork between Monday, March 18th and Monday, April 1st
  • Your piece will be on display from Friday, April 12th through Thursday, May 30th
  • Student Award Winners will be notified on Thursday, April 11th
  • Opening Reception & Award Ceremony: Friday, April 12th, 5:30-7:30pm.
  • Pick-Up Work: Between Saturday, June 1st and Wednesday, June 5th

Please note: only apply if you are able to work within these dates.


  • Artwork must be created within the past year, between January 1st, 2018 and December 31st, 2018.
  • Student must have been enrolled in a visual art class at CCAE in the past year, but may submit work completed either inside or outside of the CCAE classroom.
  • Students may submit up to 2 pieces for our review.
  • If selected for exhibition, artwork will need to be delivered ready to install. Framed work should have a hanging wire.
  • If a student chooses to list work for sale, CCAE maintains a 70/30 split, the artist retains 70% of the sale price and CCAE retains 30%.

About The Berta Golahny Student Awards

Berta Golahny was a longtime visual arts teacher at CCAE, from 1959 to 2001. Her family provided a gift to create the Berta Golahny Awards in her memory. The gift was originally designed to support awards from 2016-2018. CCAE and the Golahny family decided to continue the student awards tradition annually.

The 2019 jury will be comprised of: 
Amy Golahny, Ph.D., Richmond Professor of Art History and Chair, Art Department, Lycoming College;
Faculty Juror for 2019: Ellen Stutman, Drawing Instructor

The jury will select the student award recipients by viewing all works selected for exhibition.

About Berta Golahny

Berta Rosenbaum was born in Detroit.  She studied at the Arts Students League of New York on scholarship, the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Iowa. She met Yuda Golahny in Detroit; they married and came to Cambridge for Yuda to study at MIT. Berta taught CCAE painting classes on Monday nights. Many of her students took her class continually for years, creating deep bonds between this extraordinary teacher and her students. In her obituary, one of these students asked, “Now that Berta is gone, what will we do on Monday nights?”

We encourage you to visit this website to learn more: www.golahny.org. Additionally, a large selection of prints by Berta can be found at The Brier Hill Gallery website: brierhillgallery.com

The opening reception and award ceremony will take place on April 12, 2019 5:30-7:30pm.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the exhibition, please email Jessica Covert at jessica.covert@ccae.org.