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This Week's Newsletter: February 24, 2015

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
February 24, 2015
Issue #338

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22nd Annual Spring Art Exhibition & Sale: Welcome to the World of Art

Sponsoring Group Name: Monson Arts Council
Submission Due Date: Digital Entries: Feb. 28; Hand Delivered Entries: Application March 7, Delivery March 14
Submission Fees: 2 entries $25, 3 entries $40
City/Town: Monson
Website: www.MonsonArtsCouncil.com

2015 juried exhibition Saturdays and Sundays April 11-26, at the House of Art, 200 Main St, Monson. We are seeking regional artists in all media to exhibit in this juried show. A Best of Show award of $1000 and $3300 in additional prizes are awarded in five major categories: Photography, Painting, Fiber Arts, Graphic Arts and Multi-Dimensional work. Jurors: Steve Wilda, Robert Floyd, Michelle Raboin. Submit either digitally or deliver work in person. Full prospectus at website.

Contact: David Dupuis
Macartshow@earthlink.net
413-813-5770

 

It's a Snap!

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 2, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Location Name: Eastworks, MAP Space
Hours: Mon, Weds, Fri, 12-5pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, suite 137
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/itsasnapshow

A show of anonymous snapshots from the collections of some of the most prominent collectors of found photos in the US. Please see the website for more information and the list of collectors contributing to the show.

Contact: Stacy Waldman
houseofmirthphotos@gmail.com
413-320-3830

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

5th Open Juried Photography Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 2, 2015
End Date: February 27, 2015
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends.htm

Categories: Creative, Nature, Photojournalism, Pictorial. The Photography Show is to benefit the Agawam Public Library and to help recognize and encourage photographers.

Contact: Bob Kadis
r.kadis@comcast.net
413-789-4814

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Making The Next Thing

Artist: Diane Englander
Start Date: March 3, 2015
End Date: March 31, 2015
Reception Date: Sunday, March 8, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery Incubator Project Space
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMASS
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Diane Englander studied with Bruce Dorfman at the Art Students' League in NY. Her recent and upcoming solo exhibits include Cambridge Health Associates, MA; Living Room Gallery, NYC; and UConn. Her work has been in group exhibits in NYC, Boston, and elsewhere in the US, and is included in The Visual Language of Drawing ('12). In '13 she won the Allied Artists of America award at the Butler Institute of American Art and she received an artist's grant from the Vermont Studio Center in 2012.

Contact: Anne Seuthe
anneseuthe@gmail.com
413-545-0680

 

Looking And Thinking

Artist: Barbara Hadden
Start Date: March 3, 2015
End Date: March 31, 2015
Reception Date: Sunday, March 8, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery (south)
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMASS
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Hadden was born in Hamburg, Germany, and spent her childhood in Europe and the Middle East. She studied painting, photography and filmmaking at the SMFA, Boston. She was awarded an Alumni Traveling Fellowship from that school for her work in photography. Hadden was a finalist in the Regional Fellowships for Visual Arts, awarded through the New England Foundation for the Arts. In the last decade, she regularly attended artist residency programs, which have deepened her commitment to landscape-based painting and photography.

Contact: Anne Seuthe
anneseuthe@gmail.com
413-545-0680

 

Looking And Thinking

Artist: Ethel Poindexter
Start Date: March 3, 2015
End Date: March 31, 2015
Reception Date: Sunday, March 8, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery (north)
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMASS
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Ethel Poindexter is from many places. Born inCentral America, she has also lived in Europe, North America and the Caribbean. She has lived in the Pioneer Valley in Western MA for at least fifteen years with excursions to different lands during that time. Poindexter hashad several solo exhibitions in New York City most notably at OK Harris. She currently resides in Oregon working for the University of Oregon in their Sculpture Art Department.

Contact: Anne Seuthe
anneseuthe@gmail.com
413-545-0680

 

Seasons

Artist: Gillian Haven
Start Date: March 4, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
Reception Date: Thursday, March 5, 3:30-5pm
Location Name: Northampton Cooperative Bank
Hours: M-F 8:30-5, Sat 9-12
Address: 254 Triangle Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.northamptoncoop.com

Gillian Haven's oil paintings respond to the changing seasons of the landscape and fleeting moments of illumination found in her surroundings.She often juxtiposes details of local scenes within a larger context, creating images that appeal to a more universal inner realm.

Contact: Gillian Haven
gillianhaven@gillianhaven.net
413-253-7626

 

Field Notes 5

Artists: Sigrid Miller Pollin, Stephen Schreiber, Jane Thurber
Start Date: March 5, 2015
End Date: March 28, 2015
Reception Date: Thursday, March 7, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hope and Feathers Gallery
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

A collaborative exhibition of drawings, paintings, collages, and sculptures created by architects Sigrid Miller Pollin and Stephen Schreiber, and landscape architect Jane Thurber. This is the fifth iteration of Field Notes. In this exhibit, the artists explore complex relationships between multiple patterns, colors and imagery in very different ways. While the works share themes, each artist employs a different medium and level of abstraction. Second reception Saturday, March 9, 4-7pm.

Contact: Lyle W. H. Hawthorne
413-835-0197

 

Sculpted on Paper

Artist: Alexandra Markiewicz
Start Date: March 1, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
Reception Date: March 5, 5-8pm
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstma.gov

As primarily a charcoal artist, I try to assert facial and bodily emotion through the shadows and lights reproducible through the beautiful fluid-like medium. The medium allows me to draw every line, every smirk, sigh, and frown upon a person's face, showing their each and every emotion. Ever since I was a child, I was always drawn to art and craft work, specifically drawing. I suppose the idea of focusing on people and portraits came from my passion for variety and constant movement.

Contact: Alexandra Markiewicz
aamarkiewicz@yahoo.com
413-627-1085

 

Water: Radakovich 21st Century Award Competition

Artists: Artists hailing from the U.S. and Europe, including local artist David Henion
Start Date: January 27, 2015
End Date: March 7, 2015
Location Name: FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art
Hours: Tue-Wed 12-5pm, Thurs-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 12-5pm
Address: 236 North Pleasant Street, Studio 101
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.Folcwald.com

Water is the third of seven exhibitions in the Radakovich 21st Century Award competition celebrating sculptural adornment and art of the 21st century. Viewers are invited to try on artworks and reflect on the stylistic, technical, and cultural connections between the 20th mid-century modern masters and this century's contemporaries. Artists interested in submitting an artwork for consideration in the competition, juried by renowned artist Arline Fisch, should visit www.Folcwald.com.

Contact: Deborah Foucault
art@Folcwald.com
413-367-5303

 

Mixed Bag

Artists: Keith Hollingworth, Tom Morton, Larry Rankin, Rochelle Shicoff, Margaret Jean Taylor
Start Date: February 5, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thurs-Sun, 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

An eclectic group show. This five-person exhibit includes photographs, paintings and prints.

Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com
413-256-4250

 

Migrants, Ghosts and the Dam

Artist: Yun Fei Ji
Start Date: January 22, 2015
End Date: March 8, 2015
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tues-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca

Yun Fei Ji, one of China's most celebrated contemporary artists, is known for his masterful use of traditional Chinese ink painting, His practice is rooted in travel and observation, and his interests frequently encompass the effects that grand infrastructural projects and natural disasters have on average people. Ji's paintings often deal with human displacement, sometimes adding a mythological dimension to recent events.

Contact: umca@acad.umass.edu
413-545 3670

 

From Cup to Tee

Artist: Stephen Capogna
Start Date: February 1, 2015
End Date: February 25, 2015
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Stephen Capogna received a BFA in painting from UMass in 2001. His work has most recently been on exhibit at the Lamont Gallery at the Phillips Exeter Academy in Andover, MA. An avid golfer, Capogna monumentalizes the golf ball in a series of 9 large-scale paintings that follow its trajectory from tee to cup.

Contact: Anne Seuthe
anneseuthe@gmail.com
413-545-0680

 

Vessel

Artist: Bonnie Tatro Capogna
Start Date: February 1, 2015
End Date: February 25, 2015
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Bonnie Tatro Capogna is a sculptor and art teacher at Wahconah Regional High School in Dalton, and at the Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield. She received an MFA from the University of Albany, NY and a BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her work has been on exhibit throughout New England. Her sculptures are built using clay and the vessel is her primary focus, with the use of texture and color her work takes on an other-wordly effect.

Contact: Anne Seuthe
anneseuthe@gmail.com
413-545-0680

 

Local Texture

Artist: Nancy Meagher
Start Date: January 21, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Location Name: Hope and Feathers Gallery
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Premiering oil paintings inspired by the interior and exterior landscapes of the Pioneer Valley, Meagher's new body of work represents a masterful evolution in her abstract impasto style. Her passionate use of the palate knife forms unique image textures usually reserved for memories and reflections in rippling water. Through this ecstatic exploration of color and dimension, Meagher draws from the internal, meditating on her personal journey, vision, and jubilation when painting.

Contact: Lyle Hawthorne
lyle@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197

 

40 Years / 40 Artists

Artists: group show includes Daniel Buren, Joel Shapiro, William Wegman, Jenny Holzer, Dawoud Bey, Kimsooja, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and many more
Start Date: January 22, 2015
End Date: March 8, 2015
Location Name: UMCA
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: 151 Presidents Drive, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca

To celebrate UMCA's 40th anniversary, 40 artists who had major exhibitions at the UMCA since 1975 will donate artworks in recognition of the impact the UMCA had on their careers. The exhibition of these prints, drawings, and photographs will serve as a reminder of the great impact these artists have had in opening up important dialogue on ideas relevant to contemporary art and society. Artists include many renowned local, national, and international artists.

Contact: 413-545-3670

 

Rivers' Flow

Artists: Fiber Artists of Western MA
Start Date: December 2, 2014
End Date: February 28, 20154
Location Name: Northampton Cooperative Bank
Hours: M-F 8:30-5, Sat 9-12
Address: 254 Triangle Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.northamptoncooperativebank.com

Fiber artists of western ma describe the panoply of techniques and materials known today as fiber art with quilting, felting, crochet and printmaking, a continuation of the jones library's December show.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
channujames@gmail.com
413-256-1840

 

Harmony

Artist: Martha Brouwer
Start Date: January 2, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.marthabrouwer.com

The surprise appearance of hot air balloons in front of Martha Brouwer's house this June when she moved to the Pioneer Valley immediately showed up in her painting of the meandering Connecticut River (the painting was selected for the NEPR 2014 art mug). Amherst Town Hall morphs into a book cover being read by a tuckered out professor in another painting. Sometimes with mystery and sometimes with quirkiness she enjoys painting her own personal take on the novelty of life's connections.

Contact: Martha Brouwer
marthabrouwer@gmail.com
413-461-1261

 

World Cups: A Cross-Cultural Look at Drinking Vessels

Start Date: November 29, 2014
End Date: April 5, 2015
Location Name: Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sun 9am-12am, Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/mead

Featuring a range of art from Africa, the Americas, east Asia, and Europe, this exhibition sets drinking vessels in cross-cultural and cross-temporal conversation, drawing from the Mead's collection of antiquities and decorative arts, and spanning over two millennia.

Contact: Sheila Flaherty-Jones
sflahertyjones@amherst.edu
413-542-2295

 

Soviet Form, Jewish Context

Artist: Felix Lembersky
Start Date: October 19, 2014
End Date: March 31, 2015
Location Name: The Yiddish Book Center
Hours: 10-4 Sun-Fri
Address: 1021 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.yiddishbookcenter.org

Paintings and drawings by the important but long-overlooked Soviet-era artist Felix Lembersky (1913-70), whose work was long suppressed for his refusal to conform to the ideology promoted by the state beginning in the Stalinist era.

Contact: programs@bikher.org
413-256-4900

 

Chicopee Exhibits/Events

Rhythms of a Faithful Journey

Artist: Robin Joyce Miller
Start Date: February 3, 2015
End Date: February 27, 2015
Location Name: Borgia Gallery at Elms College
Hours: Daily 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 291 Springfield Street
City/Town: Chicopee
Website: www.elms.edu

Artist, educator, poet and author Robin Joyce Miller's reception will include a slideshow and an exhibit of 14 mixed-media collage quilts. Twelve of them illustrate African-American history events or periods accompanying poetry from her book, Rhythms of a Faithful Journey. Recitations of poems that accompany these works of art will be included in the presentation. The slideshow is a personal narrative of the journey to restoration and healing through faith, art, poetry and photography.

Contact: Geri Brunell
brunellg@elms.edu
413-265-2312

 

Deerfield Exhibits/Events

The Fire This Time

Artists: include Carrie Mae Weems, Philip Guston, Honore Daumier, John Heartfield, Danh Vo, Ben Volta, Jesse Krimes, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Rick Savinon, Steve Schapiro, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Angel Abreu
Start Date: January 11, 2015
End Date: February 27, 2015
Location Name: von Auersperg Gallery, Deerfield Academy
Hours: M-F 9-4 or by appt
Address: 7 Boyden Lane
City/Town: Deerfield
Website: www.deerfield.edu

An exhibit focusing on the didactic sensibilities of each artist included, within a collective social consciousness. The title of the show derives from the James Baldwin's seminal book The Fire Next Time, written in 1963, 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Now, over 50 years later, the social unrest that is bubbling nationwide makes it clear that we all continue to have work to do. Curated by Angel Abreu, Deerfield class of 1992.

Contact: Lydia Hemphill
lhemphill@deerfield.edu
413-774-1480

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

FIRE & ICE

Artist: Gregory Stone
Start Date: February 4, 2015
End Date: March 4, 2015
Location Name: Easthampton City Arts+ Gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.nashgalleryart.com

Gregory Stone, painter, sculptor, humanitarian, finds inspiration in the scenes of everyday. Whether it's the people and places found in the neighborhoods that surround his studio, or it's the cycles of nature and of art--Greg's work is always thoughtful, fresh, and spontaneous. A historic record of our time. Gregory will be exhibiting recent paintings which explore themes of fire and ice.

Contact: nashgalleryart@yahoo.com
413-522-2356

 

Myth and the Atemporal Challenge

Artist: Ruth Kjaer
Start Date: February 2, 2015
End Date: February 24, 2015
Location Name: Easthampton City Arts+ Gallery
Hours: M-Th 12-6pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

"When viewing the art of Ruth Kjaer one quickly comes to the realization that her work encompasses an incredibly wide range of expressive themes," explains Guy McLain, curator of Myth and the Atemporal Challenge. Kjaer explores themes of women in Greek mythology with a focus on Danae and the Golden Rain. Her paintings have an explosive quality of color and light that often vacillate from abstract to figurative.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org
413-527-8278

 

It's a Snap!

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 2, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Location Name: Eastworks, MAP Space
Hours: Mon, Weds, Fri, 12-5pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, suite 137
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/itsasnapshow

A show of anonymous snapshots from the collections of some of the most prominent collectors of found photos in the US. Please see the website for the list of collectors contributing to the show.

Contact: Stacy Waldman
houseofmirthphotos@gmail.com
413-320-3830

 

Nancy Caffall

Artist: Nancy Caffall
Start Date: February 1, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Location Name: Emily Williston Memorial Library
Hours: Mon 10-8, Tue-Wed 9-8, Thur-Friday 9-1, Sat 9-1
Address: 9 Park Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ewmlibrary.org

Born and raised in Manhattan Ms. Caffall grew up immersed in the exhibits of New York's greatest museums, playing in the world of Egyptian pharaohs to tilting with medieval knights at the Metropolitan to wondering at the immensity of the Turner skies at the Frick and the world of modern art at MOMA and the Guggenheim. In 2009 she studied gouache and pen and ink drawing at Lillstreet in Chicago. She has studied watercolor with Walt Cudnohufsky and Barbara Johnson.

Contact: Tamsen Conner
ehampton@cwmars.org
413-527-1031

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Winter Show and Sale

Artists: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Start Date: February 27, 2015
End Date: March 14, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, February 28, 2-4pm
Location Name: Wilson's Department Store
Address: Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield

Opening reception for artists and the public will be from 2-4pm on Saturday February 28th. The show is open during store hours through Saturday, March 14th. DVAA has been serving the arts and artists of Western Massachusetts since 1931.

 

New Work

Artist: Kristina McComb, Wes Talbot
Start Date: March 2, 2015
End Date: March 27, 2015
Reception Date: March 6, 5-7pm
Location Name: Artspace
Hours: Mon-Fri 2-6pm
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.franklyarts.com

McComb and Talbot are current students in the Visual Art program at GCC. Both students will be graduating this coming June and transferring to art colleges in the Fall. Kristina McComb's abstract and conceptual work involves photography, sculpture and installation. Exhibited is her most recent series of photographs which provide abstract glimpses of the world through a window. Wes Talbot's drawings and paintings are figurative and gestural abstractions derived from collected, social imagery.

Contact: info@franklyarts.com
413-772-6811

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

The Book Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 26, 2015
End Date: February 26, 2015
Location Name: The Taber Art Gallery, Holyoke Community College
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: thetaberartgallery.blogspot.com

Artwork from Dean Nimmer's new book, "Creating Abstract Art." Works by: Gary Hallgren, Frank Ozereko, Vitek Kruta, Amber Krawczyk, Jaims Presnell, Janet Stupak, Louise Laplante, Peter Dellert, Taiga Ermansons, Louise Kohrman, Bruce Fowler, Carolyn Lyons Horan, Budge Hyde, Olivia Bernard, Sean Greene, Tyler Vouros, Jason Antaya, Morgyn Stranahan, Morgyn Stranahan, Liz Chalfin, Chris Nelson, Joanne Holtje, Janet Stupak, Devora Mache, Dean Nimmer, Robert Neuman, Rudy Ternbach, David Poppie, Christopher Willingham.

Contact: Amy Johnquest
ajohnquest@gmail.com

 

Interstices

Artist: Claire Metzner
Start Date: December, 2014
End Date: May 31, 2015
Location Name: Open Square, Mill 4 Lobby
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
Address: 4 Open Square Way
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.opensquare.com

Claire Metzner, a pioneer valley artist, translates everyday perceptions into truthful representations that often culminate in non-objective imagery.The works in this exhibition are a series of investigations regarding relationships between mass and space, motion and stillness, rumination, and curiosity as color narrates the way.

Contact: Claire Metzner
clearsabell19@yahoo.com
413-532-5057

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

German Picture Albums: Visual Art at the Intersection of Commerce, Culture and Politics (1924-1942)

Start Date: March 5, 2015
End Date: June 19, 2015
Reception Date: March 5, 4:15-5:15pm
Location Name: Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library, 3rd floor
Hours: every day, 10am- 10pm
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton

Students in the Smith College course "Exhibiting the Visual Art of Interwar Germany 1924-1940" have curated an exhibition of German picture card albums produced in the 1920s and 1930s. These albums were first conceived as advertising tools in the late 19th century, but took on additional educational, recreational and political functions after World War I, thanks to new methods of mass producing color and photographic images.

Contact: Barbara Blumenthal
bblument@smith.edu
413-585-2906

 

Through Nature's Frame

Artist: Lewis Bryden
Start Date: March 1, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, March 13, 6-8pm
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: 132 Main Street
Address: Mon-Wed 10-6pm, Thur-Sat 10-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.RMichelson.com

Features oil paintings of the Western Mass landscape. "Painting outdoors has provided some of the happiest moments of my life as an artist. Not only am I surrounded then by my subject, but I can actually feel its presence--the sun on my arms, the breeze at my back, the temperature of the air. These are the qualities that I try to make one feel in my paintings."

Contact: Rich Michelson
events@rmichelson.com
413-586-3964

 

Oil Paintings

Artist: Valerie Bassett
Start Date: March 1, 2015
End Date: March 31, 2015
Location Name: New Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

Valerie Bassett has lived in Florence for 30 years and has been an oil painter and instructor in the local area for 15 Years. Val is a member of two local painting groups, The Old Deerfield Painting Group and the Hilltown Plein Air Painters. She exhibits her work throughout the year at The Old Mill Inn in Hatfield and in local art exhibits.

Contact: Valerie Bassett
valeriebassett@comcast.net
413-563-3538

 

Images from England and Ireland

Artist: Larry Rankin
Start Date: March 1, 2015
End Date: March 31, 2015
Reception Date: March 5, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: New Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.larryrankinphotography.com

The artist is a retired physician and landscape, nature, and fine art photographer for whom a camera and picture making have always been a part of his family, vacation and leisure experiences. He is a member of Gallery A3 in Amherst, the Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists, and the center for Photography, Woodstock, NY. Larry will be paired with oil painter Nancy Meager at Gallery A3 in Amherst during the month of March.

Contact: Larry Rankin
isrphoto@comcast.net
413-584-0115

 

Places for the Spirit

Artist: Vaughn Sills
Start Date: March 6, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Smith College Botanic Garden
Hours: 8:30am-4pm daily
Address: Lyman Plant House, Church Exhibition Gallery
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/garden/home.html

For twenty years, photographer Vaughn Sills collected images of a gardening style that, despite its long history, is unknown to most horticulturists and is disappearing quickly. Sills traveled through the Deep South searching out African-American folk gardens: those yards and gardens that reflect in form and organization some of the earliest African-American religious and cultural traditions. A selection of 30 photographs from Sill's book and information panels will be on display in the exhibit.

Contact: Pamela Dods
garden@smith.edu
413-585-2742

 

Drawings & Mixed Media

Artists: Lynne Adams, Diana MacKenzie
Start Date: March 3, 2015
End Date: March 30, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, March 7, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Lynne Adams is known for her colorful, fresh and expressive landscape paintings. Recently, Adams has been drawn to the structure underlying the landscape. Diana MacKenzie's series of grid-based work begins as flat drypoint intaglio etchings, printed on sheets of Rives BFK paper. The prints are then painted or cut and folded into three-dimensional wall art.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1011

 

Hand-crafted Miniature Vehicles

Artist: Louis Leone
Start Date: March 3, 2015
End Date: March 30, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, March 7, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

The hand-crafted wooden fleet of model vehicles by spry nonagenarian Leone will be on display. Dr. Leone was Director of Medical Oncology at Rhode Island Hospital for over thirty years, and on the faculty of Brown University Medical School. Almost forty years ago, Leone began using the crates in which his wine grapes arrived to build small automobiles. The cars, trucks, and sundry vehicles of Lou's fleet are made from these grape crates - as well as a few other found and scavenged materials that are sure to make you smile.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1011

 

Musings Then & Now

Artist: Leland P. Johnston
Start Date: March 6, 2015
End Date: March 29, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, March 13, 5-8pm
Location Name: A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5, Fri 12-8
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

I consider myself a conceptual artist. It means I usually start a work with my understanding of a particular word or a phrase which may or may not lend itself to some irony being put in the mix. I also occasionally use a particular process I wish to explore. My goal is to build on those ideas into an interesting combination of 2D or 3D attributes in various media and materials.

Contact: 413-586-5553

 

Free Family Day @ SCMA

Date: March 7, 12:30-3:30pm
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/artmuseum

Free admission all day! Hands-on Activities from 12:30-3:30pm. Free snacks. Wheelchair accessible. Experience the artist's glittering optical lens boxes and rocking canvases in the exhibition Mary Bauermeister: The New York Decade, and join us for a day of art inspired by the experimental use of found and natural objects in her assemblages! Image Credit: Mary Bauermeister. German, Born 1934. Palette, 1966. Painted wood, glass, optical lenses, and ink. Private Collection.

Contact: artmuseum@smith.edu
413-585-2760

 

Culinary Tools: New Photographs by Nikki Gardner

Artist: Nikki Gardner
Start Date: March 1, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, March 13, 5-7pm
Location Name: Provisions
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 12-6pm
Address: 30 Crafts Avenue
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.artandlemons.com

Recent photographs by Nikki Gardner will be on display at Provisions in Northampton. The exhibit showcases a photographic collection of culinary tools that evoke history and memory. "The women in my family collected antiques. Their kitchen shelves displayed dulled metal flour and sugar tins and misshapen biscuit cutters, worn out from daily use. Antique stoves and pie safes held pastries shaped by hand. I loved hearing their stories recanted in the kitchen over coffee and pie."

Contact: Nikki Gardner
nikki@artandlemons.com
413-268-7370

 

Garamaniacal Too! Dreams and Death of a Meteorite Monster

Start Date: February 13, 2015
End Date: March 8, 2015
Location Name: FOE
Hours: 11-7
Address: 114 Main Street, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.shopfoe.com

Garamaniacal Too! is a character themed art exhibit featuring the work of over 30 artists. Garamon is an iconic kaiju from the 1966 Japanese TV show Ultra Q. See how the artists interpret the clunky, crusty, fish-lipped, oil-belching, high-rise-wrecking meteorite monster and learn about kaiju culture.

Contact: Jim Shea
info@shopfoe.com
413-586-2320

 

Loving Books: An exhibition of Books from the Finison Collection

Start Date: January 26, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Location Name: Mortimer Rare Book Room, Neilson Library, 3rd floor
Hours: every day, 10am- 10pm
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/libraries/info/news/loving-books

On the occasion of Neilson Library's "I Love My Library" day on February 11, the Mortimer Rare Book Room is displaying a selection of late-19th and early 20th-century decorated cloth bookbindings. All of the book covers address love in some way, in their titles, prose, images, or decorations. They are chosen from the 2,000 volumes in the Finison Collection, amassed by longtime Northampton residents Myrtle and Harvey Finison, whose family donated the books to Smith College after Myrtle's death in 1999.

Contact: Barbara Blumenthal
bblument@smith.edu
413-585-2906

 

Paper or Plastic?: An exhibition of bookstore bags from around the world

Start Date: January 26, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Location Name: Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library, 3rd floor
Hours: every day, 10am- 10pm
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/libraries/info/news/paper-or-plastic

Among the 45,000 books, manuscripts, and objects in the Mortimer Rare Book Room are 176 paper and plastic bags from bookstores and museum shops from around the world. An eclectic selection of these bags is on display; they are from the collection of Elizabeth Swaim, English literature and book studies scholar and former rare book librarian at Wesleyan University.

Contact: Barbara Blumenthal
bblument@smith.edu
413-585-2906

 

Garamaniacal Too Coloring Fundraiser For Safe Passage

Start Date: January 29, 2015
End Date: March 8, 2015
Location Name: FOE
Hours: Mon-Wed 11am-7pm, Thurs-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 114 Main Street, 2nd floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.shopfoe.com/blogs/news/18692955-garamaniacal-too-coloring-fundraiser-for-safe-passage

The estimable Michael Nordstrom suggested the first coloring fundraiser back in 2012 for the original GARAMANIACAL show. Combining art, creativity and partnership to support a great community organization makes people happy. All funds raised will be donated to Safe Passage, the organization addressing domestic violence in Hampshire County. Artist Jeff Lamm has donated the awesome illustration. Show us your art skills! Color, paint or embellish the kickin' illustration in your personal style. See website for more info.

Contact: info@shopfoe.com
413-586-2320

 

Entering Northampton

Artist: Ellen Augarten
Start Date: February 6, 2015
End Date: March 8, 2015
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-5
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historic-northampton.org

"Entering Northampton" combines reprinted and mounted cyanotypes from Historic Northampton's Howland Photograph Album, original pages from the Album, and 15 new contemporary, double exposures by Ellen Augarten, together with brief histories. Public Talk: February 21, 2pm, Anthony Lee: "The Family Photo Album in late 19th century America"

Contact: Stan Sherer
stansherer@historic-northampton.org
413-584-6011

 

Annual Still Life Exhibition

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 4, 2015
End Date: March 14, 2015
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Th-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

William Baczek Fine Arts is pleased to begin the new year with it's Annual Still Life Exhibition. Works by Stanley Bielen, Teresa Fischer, Larry Preston, Scott Prior, Robert Sweeney, Eric Wert and Yin Yong Chun will be featured. Image: Yin Yong Chun, Black Plums in Chinese Bowl, 2014, oil on canvas, 20 x 16"

Contact: William Baczek
info@wbfinearts.com
413-587-9880

 

Valley-Rooted

Artist: David Sund
Start Date: February 1, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Location Name: New Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

David Sund's collection of floral portraits, still lifes, landscapes and architectural images is created using a primary pallet and a realist's eye to preserve the places, objects, plants and rural life-styles of the region. Some of the buildings are old acquaintances he has known for a lifetime. Some of the still life objects have played roles in creating quiet backdrops of simple, familiar, decades-old interiors. He is content to paint a thing if it evokes a sense of history and locality.

Contact: David Sund
DNSund@verizon.net
413-773-5330

 

Water, Water, Everywhere

Artist: Martha Olmstead
Start Date: February 1, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Location Name: Locust Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

Since retiring as a nurse in the operating room of the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, the artist has been concentrating on painting and studying art. She has selected paintings which reflect her interest in water, water in the landscape, in pools, rivers, the beach, and the ocean. The paintings are all oil on canvas. The large format paintings were inspired by "A Sea Symphony" by Ralph Vaughan Williams, with poetry by Walt Whitman.

Contact: Martha Olmstead
skipolstead@verizon.net
413-774-2220

 

Seawall Series

Artist: Georgia Pugh
Start Date: February 5, 2015
End Date: March 1, 2015
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Living and working in Hatfield, Ms. Pugh creates the dramatic paintings of the "Seawall Series", portraying the results of the high seas, storms and devastating coastal incursions brought about by climate change. This work presents the broken remnants of iron, concrete, rock and rebar, seawalls built to keep the water from the land. Using imagery of these powerful, yet precarious forms, the artist provokes a sense of the perpetual interaction between human will and the forces of nature.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Waterscapes

Artists: Elizabeth Lehman, Will Sillin
Start Date: February 5, 2015
End Date: March 1, 2015
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

These images explore particular light and place at locations near and along the Connecticut River, and in Provincetown. The presence of water adds a magical element to any landscape and an irresistible challenge to the painter.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Photograms by Ed Los & Photographs by Izudin Lelic and Meredith Howe Jones

Artists: Ed Los, Izudin Lelic, Meredith Howe Jones
Start Date: February 3, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Meredith Howe Jones tries to illuminate, through photography, some of the shape, form, light, and design in the natural world. Izudin Lelic is an amateur photographer from Western Massachusetts. He started with photography as a hobby about 15 years ago, first with film and later completely converting to a digital photography. Ed Los creates his images in the darkroom, without a camera.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1011

 

Eccentric Abstraction Revisited

Artists: Donnabelle Casis, Brantner DeAtley, Jieun Shin
Start Date: February 5, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

Three artists explore the facets of abstraction in a group exhibition of dynamic and diverse works.

Contact: 413-586-5553

 

Afterimage: In Memoriam of Deborah Sklar

Artist: Deborah Sklar
Start Date: December 27, 2014
End Date: February 28, 2015
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue, Thur & Sat: 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.anchorhouseartists.org

A final reception for Deborah Sklar on February 13 will be an opportunity to share in the legacy of this artist who died unexpectedly last January (She will have been 50 this past December). Featured are 60 expressionist artworks that defined her strength to live a life of meaning and love. Her family has arranged that sales from the exhibition go to support the fund for the Anchor House of Artists so that her artist friends and colleagues can continue to share in the benefits of this creative community.

Contact: Mike Tillyer
artists@anchorhouseartists.org
413-588-4337

 

Art on King

Artist: Mary Witt
Start Date: June 1, 2014
End Date: June 30, 2015
Location Name: Law Office of Peter Irvine
Address: 76 King Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.flickr.com/photos/marywittart/sets/72157623098975459/

Mary Witt is exhibiting her paintings in Peter Irvine's law office on King Street. They chose and hung the show together, a collection of abstract paintings. Mary is a member of Oxbow Gallery, a collective on Pleasant Street. Mary imagines the environments of her paintings and they emerge on the canvases as she wields her palette knife, spreading layers of paint. As the colors and layers build up, the textures and depth evolve. The creations become new dimensions, with movement and space.

Contact: Mary Witt
mewitt@gmail.com
413-575-5135

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Garden Reveries

Artists: Rebecca Clark, Kerry Stone, Gabriel Dark, Ashfield Stone, Bob Compton
Start Date: February 28, 2015
End Date: April 25, 2015
Reception Date: Sunday, March 22, 2-4pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Paintings by Kerry Stone, Pastels by Rebecca Clark, Objects for the garden by Ashfield Stone, Gabriel Dark Stonework, Bob Compton Metalsmith.

Contact: Donna Gates
413-625-9833

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

WHALES AND BLUEBIRDS

Artist: Holly S. Murray
Start Date: February 7, 2015
End Date: March 28, 2015
Location Name: Bing Arts Center
Hours: see website
Address: 716 Sumner Avenue
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.Bingartscenter.org

Paintings and works on paper consisting of two bodies of related work. One series reflects on the concept of the Bluebird of Happiness, the origin of its meaning and how happiness is interpreted in popular culture today. The other work finds its source in the history of whaling and how that industry mirrors our current processing and consumption of fossil fuels.

Contact: Brian Hale
info@bingartscenter.org
413-731-9730

 

Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami

Artists: Erik Demaine, Martin Demaine, Vincent Floderer , Miri Golan, Paul Jackson, Dr. Robert J. Lang, Yuko Nishimura, Richard Sweeney, Jiangmei Wu
Start Date: January 20, 2015
End Date: April 12, 2015
Location Name: Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: The Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

North American debut! A ground-breaking exhibition of large-scale origami installations by nine visionary master folders from around the world. Above the Fold demonstrates the extraordinary artistic achievements being made in the world of contemporary origami. In the hands of nine international artists, what was once considered a children's craft becomes a sophisticated and often breathtaking global art form. Paper is transformed into breathtaking sculpture, large-scale installations and conceptual works that express contemporary social, political, and aesthetic ideas.

Contact: 413-263-6800

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Triple SSS 2015: Sensual, Sexual, Smut

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 7, 2015
End Date: March 14, 2015
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: Thur-Sat 12-5pm, or by appt
Address: 125 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

The fourth annual erotic art show at Nina's Nook. The tiny and intimate gallery will be filled with the art of more than two dozen local and regional artists working in a wide array of materials along the erotic spectrum from mild to WILD. The reception will be hosted across the street at Madison's on the Ave, a funky gallery of vintage goods and art at 104 Avenue A.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Liberty Blues

Artist: Terry Rooney
Start Date: March 5, 2015
End Date: April 18, 2015
Reception Date: March 19, 5:30-7:30pm
Location Name: Arno Maris Gallery, Westfield State University
Hours: Tues-Sat 2-5pm
Address: Ely Campus Center, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfield.ma.edu/galleries

 

Natalie Birrell, John Barclay

Artists: Natalie Birrell, John Barclay
Start Date: February 1, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Location Name: The Westfield Athenaeum
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8:30am-5pm
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westath.org

The exhibit started as a Business Improvement District project when Lisa McMahon, as Director of BID, suggested they create paintings of buildings in the downtown area that have historical significance as well as some of the newer additions to our city. The original paintings are now on permanent display at Noble Hospital. The ones on exhibit at the library are additional paintings they have created.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

In Like a Lamb, Out like a Lion: An Exhibition That Anticipates Spring

Sponsoring Group Name: Turners Falls RiverCulture
Submission Due Date: March 14
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.turnersfallsriverculture.org

Looking for art that addresses the change of seasons, transformation, re-birth and hope. The exhibition will be in the Avenue A Storefront Galleries from March 14 to April 12. All media will be considered: painting, photography and sculpture. Artists may submit up to 6 works. Email jpegs of your work along with a short description to riverculture@gmail.com. Please note, the galleries are not heated and art should not react to cold temperatures.

Contact: Suzanne LoManto
riverculture@gmail.com
413-835-1390

 

Salon Herdis booking ART SHOWS

Sponsoring Group Name: Salon Herdis
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.salonherdis.com

We are looking for art that promotes the feelings of beauty, literally or figuratively: beauty portrait shots to abstract color collages, as long as it evokes feelings of beauty. Art to be hung on the walls--does not need to be 2-D, it just has to be able to hang. Salon Herdis will promote the event and host a reception to coincide with Arts Night Out. It is a high-traffic business! Please contact Athan for inquiries, do not contact the salon. Provide a link to a website or some digital sample images of your work.

Contact: Athan Vennell
avd2274@yahoo.com
917-561-7592

 

The Oxbow Gallery is accepting applications for membership

Sponsoring Group Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Submission Due Date: March 22, 2015
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

The Oxbow Gallery is a cooperative gallery of 39 members. During a three year period each member has a show in the large front gallery and a show in the back gallery, in addition to participation in two group shows every year. All proceeds from sales go to the artist/member. Dues per year are $920 for non-sitting and $485 for sitting members. Application may be made for shared memberships. The Gallery hours are Thurs -Sun from 12-5pm, and 5-8pm on Arts Night Out. See website for more info.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Art For Scholars

Sponsoring Group Name: Franklin County Bar Association
Submission Due Date: February 24, 2015
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.franklincountybar.org

The Franklin County Bar Association is seeking donations from artists for Art for Scholars a fundraiser for our annual scholarship program. An auction will be held on February 27, from 6pm-8pm. At the Art Block. The fundraiser for the Thomas W. Merrigan Memorial scholarship will be an entertaining evening attended by residents of Franklin County and beyond.

Contact: Siri Goldberg
Sgoldberg@sirigoldberg.com
413-475-3166

 

Artisan Demonstration Day

Sponsoring Group Name: Artisans of Wmass
Submission Due Date: March 8
Submission Fees: $40
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.artisansofwmass.com

Now accepting applications for our second annual Artisan Demonstration Day. This event will take place on Saturday May 2, 2015, from 10 to 5 pm at the Yankee Candle Co. Healthworks Building on Greenfield Road (Route 5 & 10) in South Deerfield. This will be an mostly an indoor show and will take place rain or shine. All members of the artisan community are encouraged to apply but note that priority acceptance will be given to members of Artisans of Western Mass.

Contact: Jan Bajgier
jan.bajgier@gmail.com
413-665-4797

 

Shelburne Arts Cooperative seeking new working members

Sponsoring Group Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com/sac-joinus.html

The member-owned and -operated Shelburne Arts Cooperative in Shelburne Falls is seeking new working members. Jurying takes place out our members' meeting the first Tuesday of each month.

Contact: sac01370@gmail.com

 

Green Bean is Booking Art Shows

Sponsoring Group Name: Green Bean
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.greenbeannorthampton.com

It's that time of year again. The Green Bean is booking ART SHOWS for our wide open 2015 calendar. The Green Bean is a great place to show your work. Great walls for art. Tons of exposure. We take no commission from sales. If you're interested (or if you know someone who might be) please send an email to info@greenbeannorthampton.com with a link to a website or some digital samples of your work.

Contact: info@greenbeannorthampton.com

 

22nd Annual Spring Art Exhibition & Sale: Welcome to the World of Art

Sponsoring Group Name: Monson Arts Council
Submission Due Date: Digital Entries: Feb. 28; Hand Delivered Entries: Application March 7, Delivery March 14
Submission Fees: 2 entries $25, 3 entries $40
City/Town: Monson
Website: www.MonsonArtsCouncil.com

2015 juried exhibition Saturdays and Sundays April 11-26, at the House of Art, 200 Main St, Monson. We are seeking regional artists in all media to exhibit in this juried show. A Best of Show award of $1000 and $3300 in additional prizes are awarded in five major categories: Photography, Painting, Fiber Arts, Graphic Arts and Multi-Dimensional work. Jurors: Steve Wilda, Robert Floyd, Michelle Raboin. Submit either digitally or deliver work in person. Full prospectus at website.

Contact: David Dupuis
Macartshow@earthlink.net
413-813-5770

 

Call to Photographers

Sponsoring Group Name: Hope and Feathers Gallery
Submission Due Date: March 8, 2015
Submission Fees: $15
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Hope and Feathers Gallery is proud to host a juried photography show for the months of April and May. Open to all photographers, the gallery calls for submissions in response to a discussion on the nature of space. The show will be juried for medals by a conference of three nationally recognized photographers -- Holly Lynton, Jon Crispin and Susan Jahoda. A $500 cash prize will be awarded for best in show. For the full show prompt, jury bios and to download a submission packet please visit the website.

Contact: Lyle Hawthorne
lyle@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197

 

Trash to Treasure: The River's Song Project Art Exhibit

Sponsoring Group Name: The Asian Arts and Culture Program at the UMass Fine Arts Center
Submission Due Date: March 15, 2015
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fac.umass.edu/Online/RiverSong

The River's Song Project, conceived as an innovative year-long study combining the arts and the environment gives voice to a diverse constituency along the Connecticut River basin and highlights its ecology. As part of The River's Song Project, art work created from trash collected in the Connecticut River Watershed will be exhibited at the Great Hall in the Turners Falls Discovery Center during April and May of 2015. See website for more information.

Contact: aacp@acad.umass.edu
413-577-2486

 

Women History Month Event

Sponsoring Group Name: Artist Square Group Gallery
City/Town: Springfield

Call for Artist, Female Artist for March, Women History Month Event. Please send information to Tracy Woods at ArtistSquareGroupGallery@gmail.com or for additional information. Send email and jpgs of work.

Contact: Tracy Woods
ArtistSquareGroupGallery@gmail.com
413-301-6314

 

Call to Artists for Amherst Town Hall

Sponsoring Group Name: Amherst Public Art Commission
Submission Due Date: ongoing until June 15, 2015
Submission Fees: $20
City/Town: Amherst

The Amherst Public Art Commission invites artists/groups of artists to submit their proposals and resumes for its bi-monthly exhibits in the Amherst Town Hall beginning in July, 2015. Exhibitors will participate in the monthly Amherst Art Walk. Both established and emerging talents are welcome.

Contact: Rene Theberge
renetheberge@comcast.net
413-575-8123

 

Mill Arts Project (MAP)

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts+
Submission Due Date: Rolling Basis
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/map

The Mill Arts Project is an educational opportunity for first-time and experienced curators to develop their marketing and curating abilities by putting on an exhibit or an event for one to two months. While curators bring a vision or creative idea, ECA+ and Eastworks assists by providing a space, assisting with marketing for the exhibition or event, and project guidance. See website for more information.

Contact: info@easthamptoncityarts.com
413-527-8278

 

Easthampton City Arts+

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts+
Submission Due Date: ongoing
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.org

Join Easthampton's largest network of creative people. Stay connected and enjoy ECA+ creative opportunities! ECA+ welcomes members who live or work in Southampton, Westhampton and Easthampton. Members including visual artists, craftspeople, dancers, writers, performers, musicians etc. and creative businesses & organizations are invited to apply via the ECA+ website. Visit the easthamptoncityarts.com/apply for further information.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org
413-527-8278

 

Classes & Workshops

Acrylic Landscape Painting

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 10am-12pm, March 17 - April 21; OR Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, March 19 - April 23
Fee: $295, materials fee $20 or bring your own supplies (list provided at registration)
Organization: Lynne Adams Art
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.lynneadamsart.com

Explore the benefits of acrylic paint using landscape as your subject matter. Landscape painter Lynne Adams uses a method of teaching that gives beginners a jump start into painting and more experienced artists a way to paint quickly and more effectively, bringing their painting to the next level. Color mixing and demos by the instructor are really useful components of the workshop. This is a 6-week painting class.

Contact: Lynne Adams
lynneadamsart@gmail.com
413-687-4466

 

Introduction to the Art of Drawing: Part 1

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 9:30am-12pm, March 11 - April 8
Fee: $325
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Learn the basic language and principles of drawing- through a series of exercises designed to build the perceptual skills used in the "art of seeing". Gain confidence with graphite and charcoal pencils, different surfaces available, and their effects. Examples from the history of drawing provide insight to the possibilities and the value of drawing as an art in itself, as well as preparation for ideas to execute in other art forms.

Contact: Barbara Johnson
BarbaraJohnson202@gmail.com
413-259-7727

 

Classical Painting Techniques Workshops

Date & Time: Fridays, 9:30-12:30, March 13 - April 17
Fee: $385
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Students are guided through a series of painting exercises designed to build their perception of tonal values, color temperature, and aerial perspective, the essential ingredients of strong realistic painting since the Renaissance. Participants benefit greatly from each other's explorations and achievements in a supportive setting. Class size limited to ensure quality individualized instruction. All levels welcome.

Contact: Barbara Johnson
BarbaraJohnson202@gmail.com
413-259-7727

 

Dyeing Silk with Gail Callahan

Date & Time: 9am-4pm, March 7-8
Fee: $195
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 84 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com

Learn to dye your own fiber! In this workshop, we will explore color mixing and gray scale exercises using watercolor pencils and workbook pages. Students will use Color Grid by Gail Callahan to select colors for projects. Using strips of silks, students will dye a 36-color progression using just three primary colors. They will leave the class with samples, along with the recipe references for each. Demonstrations of different dyeing techniques for dyeing large pieces of silk will be performed.

Contact: Arline Rasely
sales@feltingsupply.com
413-527-1188

 

Handmade Books with Pat Bock

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, March 5-26 OR May 14 - June 4
Fee: $125
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

Nothing beats the feel of a book in your hands--the feel of the paper, the texture of the cover. It's personal, especially when it is just for your (or a friend's or your child's!) writings. Get acquainted with the wonderful world of handmade books.

Contact: info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Creating Abstract Art with Dean Nimmer

Date & Time: Sunday, March 1, 11am-3pm
Fee: $100 or $300 for season pass to all 6 of Dean Nimmer's spring workshops
Class Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 92-114 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com

My new best-selling book, Creating Abstract Art, presents new pathways to creativity rooted in your imagination. We will explore abstract painting, drawing and mixed media techniques working from observation, memory and your own uninhibited imagination. Even if you are just curious to try something that's out of your comfort zone, this class will expand your passion to make art! To reserve a place in an individual workshop or make a deposit on a Season Pass, contact Dean.

Contact: Dean Nimmer
deannimmer@gmail.com

 

Art by Accident with Dean Nimmer

Date & Time: Sunday, March 15, 11am-3pm
Fee: $100 or $300 for season pass to all 6 of Dean Nimmer's spring workshops
Class Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 92-114 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com

Risk-taking and chance are the key players directing your drawing and painting compositions that will artistically answer the Clint Eastwood question: "Are ya feeling lucky today?" Definitely a fun time! To reserve a place in an individual workshop or make a deposit on a Season Pass, contact Dean.

Contact: Dean Nimmer
deannimmer@gmail.com

 

Watercolor Loose & Fast with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: 6:30-9pm, February 24 - March 24
Fee: $200
Organization: Northampton Center for the Arts
Class Location: Art Trust Building
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Learn to let go with water and paint. Some watercolor basics for those beginners and then off to creating quick watercolors filled with color and movement. All levels welcome. The emphasis is on "learning by doing," so expect to jump in with paint immediately.

Contact: Penny Burke
ncfa@nohoarts.org
413-584-7327

 

Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: 10:30am-5pm, Saturday, March 14
Fee: $160 including materials
Organization: Cottage Street Arts School
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts
Address: One Cottage Street, studio 516
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net

Monotype prints are one-of-a-kind prints, all unique! Imagine painting on a sheet of plastic, placing paper over it, then running it through my printing press. Voila, the image comes out on the paper in reverse to how you painted it! Come have fun and play with water-based inks, brushes, and different papers to create your one-of-a-kind prints using my printing press. No experience necessary; three students maximum per workshop means personal attention from the teacher. See website for more info.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
amanda@amandabarrow.net
413-835-6854

 

Wine & Painting Wednesdays

Date & Time: Every Wednesday, 6:00-8:30pm
Fee: $30
Class Location: artALIVE
Address: 35 S. Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.artaliveamherst.com

Recreate famous art. Drink wine. This is not your typical wine and paint art. We only paint the masters works, you can do it too! Great for groups and team bonding. Choose to join us on a Wednesday event or book a private party with us on another day. $30 includes instructor (Teri Magner), art supplies, and a snack. Attendees provide their own wine or other drink of choice. Bring friends, we need a minimum of 5 to hold the Wednesday event!

Contact: info@artaliveamherst.com
413-222-5366

 

artALIVE Academy: Fine Art School focusing on Watercolor, Drawing, and Painting

Date & Time: open
Fee: $25/hour
Class Location: artALIVE
Address: 35 S. Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.artaliveamherst.com

Semi-private lessons by famous painter Alexander "Sasha" Spivak in watercolor; touching upon wet on wet technique, classical watercolor, dry brush technique, styles, brush tricks, finished watercolor masterpiece, drawing; understanding classical proportions & perspective rules, perfecting symmetrical shapes, portraiture, finished drawing masterpiece, and painting; understanding of color palette, choosing the right brushes, still life, and old masters techniques.

Contact: info@artaliveamherst.com
413-222-5366

 

Wood Carving

Date & Time: ongoing, Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm
Fee: $15/class
Class Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com

Learn woodcarving with award winning woodcarver Ed Cope. This class is a continuing class with all skill levels welcomed. Learn the basics to advanced techniques at your own pace; from simple "whittling", to Chip Carving, to sculpting with chisels. You may carve one of Ed's award winning designs or bring in your own project. Call Ed to register for the class and to determine what your project needs and tool requirements are. To see samples of Ed's carvings, visit www.edthewizard.com.

Contact: Ed Cope
hello@gatewaycityarts.com
978-544-8092

 

Watercolor, Loose & Fast

Date & Time: 6:30-9pm, February 24 - March 24
Fee: $200
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Learn to let go with water and paint. Some watercolor basics for those beginners and then off to creating quick watercolors filled with color and movement. All levels welcome. www.deborahrubin.com

Contact: ncfa@nohoarts.org
413-584-7327

 

Flower Painting in Oil with instructor Christina Mastrangelo

Date & Time: 10am-4pm, March 14 & 21
Fee: $180
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

Learn how to create an alla prima painting, accurately mix and match color and how to paint realistic petals and leaves. Explore the unique properties that make oil such an interesting medium to work with. For artists wishing to achieve a more realistic painting or budding artists who wish to paint with a higher level of skill this workshop will leave you with a greater sense of confidence in your approach to mix and apply paint to the canvas.

Contact: info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Acrylics or Oils for the Seasoned Veteran and for the Terrified Beginner!

Date & Time: 1-4pm, Saturdays, January 3 - February 28
Fee: $25/class (Attend as many classes as you can or want)
Organization: Louise Minks
Class Location: Leverett Crafts & Arts Building
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.louiseminks.com

Fear Not! is Louise's motto. Learn perspective! Color! Composition! And how to "Rescue the Perishing" - those embarrassing efforts on canvas. This is your chance! It's time again for winter painting classes at Louise's studio. Plan to forge ahead, even if you haven't painted in years. Limited to 10 per class with a waiting list. February tends to open up more spaces.

Contact: Louise Minks
Louise@LouiseMinks.com
413-367-2800

 

Stained Glass Panel and Panel Lamp Workshop

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-9pm, February 26 - March 19
Fee: $300
Organization: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios, Studio 510
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful stained glass panel or stained glass panel lamp. In this class we will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. All levels are welcome. Materials and supplies are not included in the tuition but are available to purchase during the class.

Contact: Heather McLean
HeatherMcLean22@gmail.com
413-559-1010

 

Stained Glass 101 Workshop

Date & Time: February 25, 6-9pm
Fee: $100
Organization: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios, Studio 510
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher to grace your home or give as gifts. We will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. All levels of experience are welcome. All materials and supplies are included in the tuition. Other dates for the same class are: February 28, 1-4pm; March 4, 6-9pm; March 7, 1-4pm; April 8, 6-9pm; April 12, 1-4pm.

Contact: Heather McLean
HeatherMcLean22@gmail.com
413-559-1010

 

Art For A Change

Date & Time: 6:30-9:30pm, February 25, meets monthly
Fee: FREE (donations welcome)
Class Location: The Art Garden
Address: 14 Depot Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.org

Art For A Change focuses on incubating and hatching creative ideas that address issues you care about. You can come to one or all sessions! No idea is too big or too small to work on. (Bringing an idea is not required.) Each session begins with a slide presentation of inspiring work by local, national and international artists and activists. Each session includes time for incubating and hatching ideas.

Contact: Jane Beatrice Wegscheider
csartgarden@gmail.com
413-625-2782

 

Monthly Watercolor Classes

Date & Time: 9-5:30; Mar 14, Apr 13, May 9, Jun 14
Fee: $100 inclusive of all materials. Senior discount available
Class Location: Belding Library
Address: 344 Main Street
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com

Painting watercolor with changing New England subjects. Demonstrations step by step and at hand guidance. Fun and everyone a painter! Instructor: Walter Cudnohufsky.

Contact: Walter Cudnohufsky
walt@wcala.com
413-628-4600

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Holyoke: Studio at Paper City Studios

Location name: Paper City Studios
Date available: March 1
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: papercitystudios.wordpress.com

This 3rd floor studio is 30' x 30' with 10' ceilings and has two large arched windows that overlook the canal. $500 plus heat. Electric is included. For more information contact Bruce Fowler.

Contact: Bruce Fowler
brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

Holyoke: Studio Space at Open Square

Location name: Open Square
Date available: now
Address: 4 Open Square Way
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.opensquare.com

The arts and creative businesses are an integral part of the atmosphere at Open Square. We offer a limited number of incredible, work-only studios for artists and small businesses in the creative fields at substantially reduced rates. Perfect for artists, artisans, graphic designers and small architecture firms. Please visit our website for more photos and information on each available studio.

Contact: Michelle St. Jacques
michelle@opensquare.com
413-532-5057

 
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