Artisan Barry Gross was selected from among nearly 1,000 applicants to participate in the Paradise City Arts Festival, May 28, 29 and 30, at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, MA. Thousands of images were reviewed last September, with only 260 artists selected for this prestigious show. The applicants' work was judged on the basis of imagination, technical excellence, design and originality. Named among America's Top Ten Art Fairs since 2004 by AmericanStyle magazine, Paradise City Arts Festival's 2011 ranking is #3 nationwide. Paradise City offers innovative shows of fine crafts, paintings and sculpture, with a diverse selection of the newest work at the cutting edge of design from the studios of both emerging and established artists. Forty artists will exhibit their work in Northampton for the first time at this spring's event.
An auction will be held to raise funds for underprivileged and underinsured women recovering from breast cancer. Gross is donating two pens to this worthy cause.