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This Week's Newsletter: March 24, 2015

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
March 24, 2015
Issue #342

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Scott Prior, Susan Mikula

Artists: Scott Prior, Susan Mikula
Start Date: March 18, 2015
End Date: April 25, 2015
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

William Baczek Fine Arts is pleased to present Scott Prior and Susan Mikula's concurrent solo shows. Scott Prior will exhibit his recent oil paintings, while Susan Mikula will display her polaroids. Please call or email the gallery with inquiries.

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

 

Weaving Up & Down: 13 Tapestry Weavers

Artists: Louise Abbott, Janet Austin, Barbara Burns, Susan Clark, Greta Kessler, Susan Matthew, Eve Pearce, Suzanne Pretty, Minna Rothman, Tamar Shadur, Micala Sidore, Sue Urquhart, Sarah Warren
Start Date: March 12, 2015
End Date: April 12, 2015
Location Name: Deerfield Arts Bank
Hours: W, F, Sun 12-6pm, Thurs 12-8
Address: 3 Sugarloaf Street
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.deerfieldartsbank.com

Spring brings 28 modern versions of the 3000 year old art of tapestry weaving by members of TWiNE (Tapestry Weavers in New England). There are many types of woven creations; tapestry weaving is defined by the warp (threads on the loom) completely disappearing beneath the weft (horizontal yarns that create the imagery). Choose a tapestry weaving demonstration: Thursday, April 2 (6-8pm) with Tamar Shadur and Sunday, April 12 (4-6pm) with Janet Austin.

Contact: Jane Trigere
jane@deerfieldartsbank.com
413-665-0123

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Youth Art Month at Agawam Public Library

Artists: Agawam Public Schools students in grades K-8
Start Date: March 1, 2015
End Date: March 31, 2015
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org

The artwork of students in grades K-6 will be showcased on the Upper Level Gallery Walls, in the Johnson Memorial, Double Glass, and Downstairs Cases, and on the tops of the Lower Level Bookshelves. The mediums will include clay and papier-mache sculptures, small and large weavings, as well as a variety of drawings, paintings, and mixed media artwork. Students in grades 7-8 will be exhibiting 2-D work on the Lower Level Gallery Walls.

Contact: Joanne G. Szelag
jszelag@agawamlibrary.org
413-89-1550

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

The Nature of Space

Artists: over twenty photographers
Start Date: April 2, 2015
End Date: May 30, 2015
Reception Date: April 2, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hope and Feathers Gallery
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Artists were asked to explore the nature of constructed spaces and the relationships between environment and emotions. The finalists represent a diverse and unique group including students, fine artists, and commercial photographers. First, second, and third place medals are awarded by a jury of three nationally recognized photographers, Holly Lynton, Jon Crispin, and Susan Jahoda, and will be announced at the opening reception. A people's choice award will be announced at an artist reception on May 7.

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

 

Flora and Schema

Artist: Jieun Shin
Start Date: February 26, 2015
End Date: April 3, 2015
Location Name: Herter Gallery (west gallery)
Hours: M-F 11-4, Su 1-4
Address: Herter Hall, off Haigus Mall, UMass Amherst
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/art/about/exhibitions-herter-gallery

Recent works by Korean artist, Jieun Shin that explore themes of cultural dislocation and estrangement in the context of our increasingly hybrid visual culture.

Contact: Trevor Richardson
413-545-0976

 

Infinity Mirror

Artists: Sean Greene, Xylor Jane, Nichole van Beek, Gary Petersen, Warren Isensee
Start Date: February 26, 2015
End Date: April 2, 2015
Location Name: Herter Gallery (east gallery)
Hours: M-F 11-4, Su 1-4
Address: Herter Hall, off Haigus Mall, UMass Amherst
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/art/about/exhibitions-herter-gallery

This is a painting exhibition, featuring recent works of 5 painters, from New York, Greenfield and Northampton. Collectively, their work seeks to engage and challenge modernist conventions with respect to abstract painting. Preview images: www.tumblr.com/blog/greenesean

Contact: Sean Greene
seangreene@themode.org
413-545-0976

 

Headstrong

Artist: Lora Talbot
Start Date: March 8, 2015
End Date: March 31, 2015
Location Name: Hampden Gallery Lobby Project 1-2-1
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMASS
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Lora Talbot's paintings exude a raw energy and expressive engagement with the figure. The intention of Hampden Gallery's Project 1-2-1 is to open up a new avenue of showing fresh work and to introduce new artists to gallery audiences. Project 1-2-1 will exhibit one work by one artist on the north wall of the Red Platform located in the Hampden Gallery Lobby. The artists are selected based on recommendations by a past or present artist who has shown in the main gallery.

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

 

Making The Next Thing

Artist: Diane Englander
Start Date: March 3, 2015
End Date: March 31, 2015
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
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
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
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
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.

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

 

Sculpted on Paper

Artist: Alexandra Markiewicz
Start Date: March 1, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
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

 

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

 

Deerfield Exhibits/Events

The Art is the Cloth: A Series of Reflections

Artists: weavers from Canada, Mexico, and the United States
Start Date: March 26, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
Reception Date: Thursday, March 26, 5-7:30pm
Location Name: Deerfield Academy, von Auersperg Art Gallery
Hours: weekdays 9-5
Address: 7 Boyden Lane
City/Town: Deerfield
Website: www.deerfield.edu/departments/administrative-departments/von-auersperg-art-gallery/

Curated by Micala Sidore, tapestry weaver and director of Hawley Street Tapestry Studio, Northampton, the exhibition offers ways in which contemporary tapestries call attention to themselves as cloth. Helena Hernmarck, one of the most renowned tapestry weavers in the world, will give a talk on My Evolution as a Fiber Artist, Saturday, 28 March. Thoma Ewen, artistic director the Moon Rain Centre, Val-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada, will give a talk on Weaving the Community Together on Saturday, 18 April.

Contact: Micala Sidore
micala@hawleystreet.com

 

Behold Woman!

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 12, 2015
End Date: May 17, 2015
Location Name: Deerfield Arts Bank
Hours: W, F, Sun 12-6pm, Thurs 12-8
Address: 3 Sugarloaf Street
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.deerfieldartsbank.com

Twenty-three eclectic works of art (Prints, etchings, lithographs, paintings, photographs and paintings). A personal selection of the artist's view of women through the ages and in different cultures and settings. All reasonably priced. ...and in the bin: fashion photographs from the designer Pauline Trigere (1950's-1980's).

Contact: Jane Trigere
jane@deerfieldartsbank.com
413-665-0123

 

Weaving Up & Down: 13 Tapestry Weavers

Artists: Louise Abbott, Janet Austin, Barbara Burns, Susan Clark, Greta Kessler, Susan Matthew, Eve Pearce, Suzanne Pretty, Minna Rothman, Tamar Shadur, Micala Sidore, Sue Urquhart, Sarah Warren
Start Date: March 12, 2015
End Date: April 12, 2015
Location Name: Deerfield Arts Bank
Hours: W, F, Sun 12-6pm, Thurs 12-8
Address: 3 Sugarloaf Street
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.deerfieldartsbank.com

Spring brings 28 modern versions of the 3000 year old art of tapestry weaving by members of TWiNE (Tapestry Weavers in New England). There are many types of woven creations; tapestry weaving is defined by the warp (threads on the loom) completely disappearing beneath the weft (horizontal yarns that create the imagery). Choose a tapestry weaving demonstration: Thursday, April 2 (6-8pm) with Tamar Shadur and Sunday, April 12 (4-6pm) with Janet Austin.

Contact: Jane Trigere
jane@deerfieldartsbank.com
413-665-0123

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Picturing Words

Artists: Western Mass Illustrators' Guild
Start Date: April 2, 2015
End Date: April 28, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, April 11, 5-8pm
Location Name: MAP (Mill Arts Project) gallery at Eastworks
Hours: Mon-Fri 1-5pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Room 137
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.wmig.org

An exhibition and sale of original illustration, poetry broadsides, books, and prints by the Western Mass Illustrators' Guild. Free drop-in workshops on creating picture book illustration for children of all ages during Easthampton Book Fest on April 11 from 1-4:30 pm. Exhibitors include Jane Yolen, Jeff Mack, Ruth Sanderson, Diane DeGroat, Bob Marstall. Lauren Mills, Michael Nelson, Dick Walz, Linda Graves, Nancy Haver, Sean Wang, and Jon Sideriadis.

Contact: Ruth Sanderson
ruth@ruthsanderson.com
413-320-5971

 

PARALLELS

Artists: Amanda Barrow, Laurie Goddard, Sharon Ligorner
Start Date: March 25, 2015
End Date: May 7, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, April 11, 1:30-3:30pm
Location Name: Grubbs Gallery, Williston-Northampton School
Hours: See website
Address: 40 Park Street, Reed Campus Center
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.williston.com

Amanda Barrow, Sharon Ligorner, and Laurie Goddard: handwoven tapestries, encaustics, and works on paper. These three artists use abstraction to explore themes related to life's cycle of impermanence, regeneration, and growth within the process of their own art-making activities.

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

 

It's about the Light

Artist: Robert Grant
Start Date: March 14, 2015
End Date: April 4, 2015
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: See website
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com

While his subject matter comes mostly from coastal Maine and the foothills of the Berkshires, these only provide the occasion. It is the Light that Robert Grant paints --the moment, character, and effect of light. He does this with transparent watercolors, water-based pigments that allow ambient light to pass through and be reflected by the painted surface. Unlike oil painting for instance, the effects of light are not painted; they are revealed.

Contact: Jean-Pierre Pasche
elusie@bigredframe.com
413-529-9265

 

Nancy Pulley

Artist: Nancy Pulley
Start Date: March 1, 2015
End Date: March 31, 2015
Location Name: Emily Williston Memorial Library
Hours: Mon 10-8, Tue-Wed 9-8, Thur-Sat 9-1
Address: 9 Park Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ewmlibrary.org

Originally from Fitchburg, MA, Ms. Pulley is a resident of Easthampton for 17 years. After retirement in 2006, she dedicated her time between volunteer opportunities and developing her artistic creativity. The artwork she has chosen for her display this month is a selection of work on canvas and barnboard of acrylics and watercolors.

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

 

Carrying On

Artist: Laura Radwell
Start Date: March 11, 2015
End Date: April 8, 2015
Location Name: Nash Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.nashgalleryart.com

Laura Radwell began painting many years ago at the urging of her teacher and mentor, Gregory Stone. Soon thereafter, Laura turned her attention to raising her family and developing her business in communication and design and working on digital artwork. After a painting workshop in Italy this past September (2014), she returned to her brushes and oils and has barely left the easel.

Contact: nashgalleryart@yahoo.com
413-529-9393

 

Dog Holes (and Other Pictures Taken in the Woods)

Artist: Trevor Powers
Start Date: March 3, 2015
End Date: March 26, 2015
Location Name: Easthampton City Arts+ Gallery
Hours: 12-6pm M-Th
Address: 3 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.org

Power's large xerographic prints taken with an artist described "out-of-date consumer grade digital camera" are an understated documentation of subtly transformed spaces in natural landscapes. After relocating from Boston to the Pioneer Valley, Powers says, "I began to notice ways in which the dogs have subtly and unintentionally transformed the landscape.". Through his daily visits to the regionally familiar Northampton dog park, spatial shifts captured the attention of Powers.

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

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

New Work

Artist: Kristina McComb, Wes Talbot
Start Date: March 2, 2015
End Date: March 27, 2015
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

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

 

Montague Exhibits/Events

Conceptual/Landscapes

Artists: Collin Chmielowiec, Josh Allen
Start Date: March 5, 2015
End Date: March 29, 2015
Location Name: Sawmill River Arts Gallery (at the Book Mill)
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-6pm
Address: 440 Greenfield Road
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.sawmillriverarts.com

Collin, originally from Arizona and Josh, a native of Ohio, both technically trained at the Hallmark Institute of Photography have returned to their old stomping grounds of Western Massachusetts to present new work.

Contact: Jaye
sawmillriverarts@gmail.com
413-367-2885

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Ashfield Watercolors

Artist: Walter Cudnohufsky
Start Date: April 2, 2015
End Date: May 2, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, April 4, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9-9, Tue & Thur 1-5, Fri & Sat 9-5
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org/gallery

A solo exhibition of watercolors depicting the many moods of the New England landscape. "Walter Cudnohufsky's paintings are steeped in the moods of the New England landscape, depicting old apple trees, birches, flowers and other pastoral vistas, including some inspired by the scenes at his farm in Ashfield, where he lives with his wife, Susan. His ultimate intent is to record what is unique in his rural surroundings." --Laura Roadley 3.22.13 DailyHampshire Gazette

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

 

Big Picture Show

Artist: Deborah O'Neill
Start Date: March 24, 2015
End Date: April 8, 2015
Location Name: The Living Art Studio
Hours: 11-8, Tue-Sat
Address: 219 Main Street, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Northampton

Deborah O'Neill (European & American Photos and Paintings) presents a BIG PICTURE SHOW in the gallery of the Living Art Studio through the month of March. Fresh off the plane from Ireland and Italy, Deborah's collection of 30x40 photographs presents captivating views from her recent 18th journey abroad. O'Neill is a native of Northampton and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts.

Contact: Alisa Inderieden
thelivingartstudio@gmail.com
413-584-3758

 

Color Poems

Artist: Tania Colletta
Start Date: April 1, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
Reception Date: April 2, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: New Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist has been drawing and painting for the past twenty years. The cycles and colors of nature and her deep love for creatures of all kinds are her constant inspiration. She uses a variety of media including colored pencil, watercolor, and oil pastel. Each one allows for a unique way to explore the process.

Contact: Tania Colletta
moonhorse66@msn.com
413-667-0033

 

Explorations and Reflections

Artist: Wynne Llwellyn
Start Date: April 1, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
Reception Date: April 2, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Locust Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist is originally from Lianrwst, an old market town in lovely Conwy Valley of North Wales. The artist learned some of the basic skills from her father, a self-taught artist. Over the years, she acquired an artistic education through various informal opportunities and classes a GCC. Her show includes a variety of work-oils, Mixed media, prints, ink-created over a period of ten years. Most of the pieces are abstract work.

Contact: Wynne Llwellyn
wynlucy@verizon.net
413-634-5576

 

Roam

Artist: Brian Chu
Start Date: April 2, 2015
End Date: April 26, 2015
Reception Date: April 10, 6-8pm
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Plein air paintings come from home and abroad, about the process of forming visions. Color, space, texture and form engage intensely in an evolving continuum while Chu embraces the unknowingness that fuels his curiosity. Image: "Via delle Stelle, Ascoli Piceno, Italy", 26"x40", oil on linen, 2007-14

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Lorna Ritz

Artist: Lorna Ritz
Start Date: April 2, 2015
End Date: April 26, 2015
Reception Date: April 10, 6-8pm
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Painter Lorna Ritz says, 'Painting is a foreign country in which to travel. I reach for the inaccessible, referential to implied landscape. My painting process is always unsettling, completely passionate, radical, and driven, but it is the paint itself that guides me to a place of wonder, just as an improvisational musician finds "lines."' Image: "Ocean Waves", 15 X 22", oil crayon, Truro, Massachusetts, 2014

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Scott Prior, Susan Mikula

Artists: Scott Prior, Susan Mikula
Start Date: March 18, 2015
End Date: April 25, 2015
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

William Baczek Fine Arts is pleased to present Scott Prior and Susan Mikula's concurrent solo shows. Scott Prior will exhibit his recent oil paintings, while Susan Mikula will display her polaroids. Please call or email the gallery with inquiries.

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

 

Unexplored Works

Artist: Genevieve Burnett
Start Date: March 13, 2015
End Date: April 17, 2015
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists, Little Gallery
Hours: Tue, Thur-Sat 1-6pm and by appt
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.anchorhouseartists.org

20 "Unexplored Works" by Genevieve Burnett from the archive over 500 paintings and more that 100 spiral-bound notebooks containing journal notes that trace her life as an artist living with schizophrenia back to 1966 all kept at AHOA. Burnett (69), has been painting since childhood. She is among the founding artists at Anchor House of Artists. After a terrible accident several years ago she was confined to a nursing facility and made the decision to have her body of work secured at AHOA.

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

 

Selected Works

Artists: Kevin Bouricius, Peter Mishkin, Kyle Mitchell, Molly Rupp
Start Date: March 13, 2015
End Date: April 17, 2015
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists, Front Gallery
Hours: Tue, Thur-Sat 1-6pm and by appt
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.anchorhouseartists.org

Selected works from the stable of artists associated with AHOA over the years will show the variety and depth of these talents that are largely self-taught, fresh and authentic, and very good at what they do. This exhibit includes works by Kevin Bouricius, Peter Mishkin, Kyle Mitchell, Molly Rupp. Intense color, daring composition, and visionary insight characterize the four artists' approaches and the hard-to-achieve balance on the wall will be a feat of curatorial science.

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

 

Objects of Origin

Artist: Michael Van Winkle
Start Date: March 13, 2015
End Date: April 3, 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

Van Winkle expands on his visual interests by responding directly to three objects from the museum's collection: an anvil, a fan and a needlework sampler. Through exploring these disparate objects Van Winkle creates a series of offspring, which embody change and growth while reflecting their object of origin. Public Talk: March 22, 2pm. Elise Bernier-Feeley: "The Brazen, the Bad, and the Beautiful" (A talk about genealogy).

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

 

Fresh Work

Artists: Mark Soderling, Liz Wilson
Start Date: March 5, 2015
End Date: March 29, 2015
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

An exhibition of painting.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Junk Drawer

Artist: B.Z. Reily
Start Date: March 5, 2015
End Date: March 29, 2015
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

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
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
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Wed 10-6pm, Thur-Sat 10-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
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
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
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
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
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

 

Culinary Tools: New Photographs by Nikki Gardner

Artist: Nikki Gardner
Start Date: March 1, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
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

 

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

The Purple Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 1, 2015
End Date: April 27, 2015
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Hours: Sun-Thur 11-5, Fri-Sat- 11-7, closed Tue
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.ShelburneArtsCoop.com

A group show featuring work in shades of purple by our 50 member artists - paintings, fiber art, jewelry, photography, wood, pottery and more.

Contact: 413-625-9324

 

Garden Reveries

Artists: Rebecca Clark, Kerry Stone, Gabriel Dark, Ashfield Stone, Bob Compton
Start Date: February 28, 2015
End Date: April 25, 2015
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

Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 10, 2015
End Date: April 25, 2015
Location Name: Artist Square Group Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11-5pm, Sat by appt
Address: Tower Square, 1500 Main Street, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/Artist-Square-Group-Gallery/187930684552174

Artists Square Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of new works for Women's History Month. Artists include: Gina Beavers, Jackie Griswold, Dolores Howard, Natalia Munoz, Priya Nadkarni, Denise Mari Stewart, Barbara Stroup.

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

 

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

Promenade of Shoes

Artist: Belinda Lyons Zucker
Start Date: April 1, 2015
End Date: May 2, 2015
Reception Date: April 16
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

Carefully sculpted and detailed shoes enshrined in miniature dioramas by Zucker are tributes to well known shoe icons such as Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz) and Elphaba (Wicked) and other well known characters. Additional sculptures celebrate the symbolic aspects of footwear as more than just the perfect accessory. Companion shoe paintings and cards by Nina Rossi complement Zucker's show. Reception with the artist to coincide with the Third Thursday in Turners Falls evening of events on April 16.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

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

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 14, 2015
End Date: April 12, 2015
Location Name: Avenue A Storefront Galleries
Address: #106-#112 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.turnersfallsriverculture.org

Winter be gone! This inspirational group of work addresses the themes of spring, hope and transformation. Artists include Marjorie Morgan and Whitney Robbins of Woolly Mammoth Studio (Greenfield), Gary Smith, Jack Nelson, Ann C. McDonald and Sawmill River Arts Gallery artists Jaye Pope, John Moore, Patricia Czepiel Hayes, Roy Mansur, Joan Levy, Sharon Loehr Lapan, Louise Minks and Kerry Stone. Picture: "Goat" by Whitney Robbins. Paintings by Marjorie Morgan and Whitney Robbins.

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

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Liberty Blues

Artist: Terry Rooney
Start Date: March 5, 2015
End Date: April 18, 2015
Location Name: Arno Maris Gallery, Westfield State University
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 12-4pm
Address: Ely Campus Center
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfield.ma.edu/offices/art-galleries/arno-maris-gallery-exhibits

Terry Rooney's ancestors were welcomed by "The Statue of Liberty" and she was born in its shadow. Perhaps that is why this figure became a central theme in this artist's work for more than 30 years. Since Lady Liberty witnessed the devastation of 9/11, Rooney and what the statue stands for has been in harm's way. The work in this exhibit asks political and philosophical questions to provoke gallery visitors to reevaluate our government's response to terrorism.

Contact: Faith Lund
flund@wsc.edu.ma

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

EAT (Easthampton Arts Treasury)

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts+
Submission Due Date: April 10
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/eat

What creative project would you kick start with $1,000? EAT (Easthampton Arts Treasury) is a live crowdfunding event in support of creative projects brought to you by the ECA+ Grants Subcommittee.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org

 

dECAde

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts+
Submission Due Date: April 20
Submission Fees: Free for ECA+ members; Non-members: $15 for up to three
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/decade

ECA+ celebrates 10 years! Apply for a juried exhibition and events to happen in July 2015.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org

 

Black & White & Read All Over

Sponsoring Group Name: Deerfield Arts Bank
Submission Due Date: April 8
Submission Fees: $15 per artist
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.deerfieldartsbank.com

Submit original art work (2- and 3-D) in response to the title: Black & White & Read All Over. 'Read' can be understood as 'Red' but not necessarily. We are looking for painting, photography, altered books, sculpture, collage, assemblage, textile, etc. Feel free to submit old or new work for sale. Exhibit opens April 16. Deadline approaching soon. Please visit website "Call to Artists!" for full description and to download submission form and details. Alert us by email of your interest and with any questions.

Contact: Jane Trigere
jane@deerfieldartsbank.com
413-665-0123

 

Artist-in-Residence Program (AIR) at Laurel Park Arts

Sponsoring Group Name: Laurel Park Arts
Submission Due Date: April 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.laurelparkarts.org/residency-program/

A non-residential, place-based creative laboratory. The selected artist is asked to engage with Laurel Park through its distinct history, architecture, landscape and community. For nine months, the AIR is given studio space to develop creative projects, along with access to the Tabernacle for performances and the Nine-Acre Woods conservation area. The AIR is asked to offer at least one community program to residents, participate in Chautauqua, and a final presentation of their work in the fall.

Contact: Ximena Kilroe
laurelparkarts@gmail.com
310-713-8133

 

Cultural Chaos Makers Market

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts+
Submission Due Date: April 28
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.culturalchaos.org

Join Cultural Chaos, a street festival with a twist as part of the Makers' Market.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org

 

Seeking Cool Cats

Sponsoring Group Name: Nina's Nook
Submission Due Date: June 6
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

Seeking Cool Cats for a special feline feature at Nina's Nook, June-July 2015! Fantastical, floppy, funny, frumpy, foolish, just let the fur fly for this show of fine art and craft. Also seeking practical cat items such as treats, toys, collars, etc. Interested consignors please contact Nina Rossi.

Contact: Nina Rossi
naban@verizon.net
413-834-8800

 

Arts Council Bus Trip to New York

Sponsoring Group Name: West Springfield Arts Council
City/Town: West Springfield

The West Springfield Arts Council's 4th annual bus trip to NYC, Sunday, May 17. Check in 7:15am at the parking lot across from the town hall. Leave 7:30am, arriving NYC 10:30am. There will be a choice of drop off points beginning with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The bus home will leave NYC at 7pm, arriving back around 10pm. Cost $39 per person (including tip for driver). Please reserve your seats now. Payment must be received by April 15 and are non-refundable. For more information, contact Sue Newman.

Contact: Sue Newman
Marie1203@aol.com
413-531-0009

 

Rosenberg Fund for Children's 25th Anniversary Celebration spotlighting "Artists as Activists"

Sponsoring Group Name: Rosenberg Fund for Children
Submission Due Date: April 15, 2015
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.rfc.org/calltoartists

Help the Rosenberg Fund for Children mark 25 years of supporting the children of targeted activists, by creating an original work that represents the RFC at 25 to be used as the central image of our anniversary celebration at Eastworks spotlighting "Artists as Activists." Honorarium provided for permission to RFC to reproduce images of the work. To submit work for consideration email a high-res image to amber@rfc.org or send photo to RFC, 116 Pleasant St. Suite 348, Easthampton, MA, 01027.

Contact: Amber Black
amber@rfc.org
413-529-0063

 

1st Open Juried 3D Art Object Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: June 3
Submission Fees: $25 per entry until May 20, then $30 per entry
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends.htm

Five Categories and Media: Sculpture - Traditional/Single Media; Sculpture - Contemporary/Mixed Media; Artisan/Craft - Jewelry/Metals/Glass; Artisan/Craft - Furniture/Wood/Fabrics; Artisan/Craft - Ceramics/Gourds. Multiple Entries per Category Allowed. All 3D Art Objects must be original and made by the artist/artisan. Download Prospectus/Entry form on website. More info on website.

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

 

GCA Bazaar/Market

Sponsoring Group Name: Gateway City Arts
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com

GCA has opened a weekly bazaar/market place where artists, artisans, and other vendors can sell their wares. Tables are available for $20/day / booth space for $40/day (vendors must provide their own booth). Long term arrangements are available for a discount. Electricity and basic lighting is provided. Free Wi-Fi also available. The bazaar is open every Thursday from 11am-7pm. During this time the Holyoke Hummus Company also serves lunch and dinner.

Contact: Vitek Kruta
vitekjp@gmail.com
413-539-0385

 

Historic Northampton: Contemporary Art Proposal

Sponsoring Group Name: Historic Northampton, in collaboration with The Northampton Center for the Arts and A.P.E.
Submission Due Date: May 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historic-northampton.org

Artists are invited to submit a proposal to show work drawing on or inspired by selected objects from the museum's permanent collection. This successful program is entering its second year, marking Historic Northampton as a destination for art and history lovers alike. The museum is also part of Northampton's monthly Arts Night Out. Submissions for solo and group shows/installations will be considered for October 2015 through June 2016. See website for more information.

Contact: Stan Sherer
stansherer@historic-northampton.org

 

Makers Market at The Green River Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: The Green River Festival
Submission Due Date: May 1
Submission Fees: $225 or $375 (depending on booth location)
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.greenriverfestival.com

A call for vendors for the 2015 Green River Festival, happening July 11-12. Juried, handmade only. No imports or commercial vendors. This is the festival's 29th year. We expect 10,000 attendees over the weekend. Last year's festival sold out in advance. The vendor application is available here: http://tiny.cc/z7c1ux

Contact: Tiffany Hilton
makersmarket@signaturesounds.com
413-341-3317

 

Art in the Orchard 2015 (AiO.15)

Sponsoring Group Name: Art in the Orchard
Submission Due Date: April 20
Submission Fees: $20 per application
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.parkhillorchard.com/art

Art In the Orchard (AiO) is seeking entries for sculptors and installation artists for its third biennial outdoor exhibit set on the grounds of Park Hill Orchard. Exhibition Dates: August 13 - October 31 Honorarium: $300. Please visit website for full description and to download application.

Contact: Jean-Pierre Pasche
AiO@parkhillorchard.com
413-529-9265

 

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

 

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

 

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

ARTeens

Date & Time: 2:30/3:30-6pm, April 14 - June 9
Fee: pay-what-you-can
Class Location: The Art Garden
Address: 14 Depot Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.org

Applications are being accepted for the eight-week Spring session. An out-of-school program for teens who are hungry for the freedom to express themselves and direct their own art-making. ARTeens is a pay-what-you-can program. Co-facilitators Jane Beatrice Wegscheider and Phyllis Labanowski are proud to announce that no one has been turned away because of lack of funds. (Actual cost of the program = $350.) Applications available on line and are due March 27.

Contact: Phyllis Labanowski
csartgarden@gmail.com
413-369-9985

 

Beginning Drawing with Paula Gottlieb

Date & Time: April 26, 1-5pm
Fee: $85
Class Location: Deerfield Arts Bank
Address: 3 Sugarloaf Street
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.deerfieldartsbank.com/classes/adults-mar-apr-2015/

For beginners and those who would like to refresh their drawing skills. We will work with principles of proportion, negative space and light/dark values. You will learn how to look at objects and spaces in order to draw illusions of three dimensions on paper. Feel at ease to take this class even if you know nothing about drawing. The instructor requests that participants please refrain from wearing perfumed and highly scented products. See our web site for required materials.

Contact: Jane Trigere
jane@deerfieldartsbank.com
413-665-0123

 

Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones

Date & Time: Tuesday evenings, 5:30-9pm (each evening is a separate class), Starts April 21 (last class June 2)
Fee: $65 per evening (includes all materials)
Organization: Mosaics by Christine Kenneally
Class Location: Smashing Good Times Studio
Address: 72 Spring Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.christinekenneallyart.com

Learn how to use glass, found objects and cement to make your own mosaic stepping stone for your garden or walkway. We'll discuss the patterns used in mosaics and see some examples of this art form that has been around for centuries. Learn how to cut glass and use the Indirect Method for creating a mosaic that will be a conversation piece in any garden! Students will make one stepping stone each evening, which can be picked up the following week. Sign up for one evening, or as many as you want.

Contact: Christine Kenneally
kenneally.christine@gmail.com
413-244-2384

 

Creative Mosaics in the Indirect Method

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-9pm, April 15 - May 6
Fee: $195 (includes all materials)
Organization: Mosaics by Christine Kenneally
Class Location: Smashing Good Times Studio
Address: 72 Spring Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.christinekenneallyart.com

Learn to use ceramic tile, glass, pottery, stones, etc, to make beautiful mosaics. Learn the language of mosaics-pattern, repetition, color, scale, and rhythm as elements of design. Cut materials using hand tools. Then put it all together in the Indirect Method. The class will be small (limit 6) to allow for individual instruction in developing a satisfying project (ex-wall panel, tabletop, or anything else flat). Open to beginners as well as those with some experience in mosaics.

Contact: Christine Kenneally
kenneally.christine@gmail.com
413-244-2384

 

Draw the Portrait & Figure

Date & Time: April 1-15, 6-9pm
Fee: $169 plus $40 materials & model fee
Organization: Elizabeth Stone
Class Location: Bangs Community Center
Address: 70 Boltwood Walk
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.lsse.org

Explore a variety of techniques to train the eye while using pencil, charcoal, and black/white/red Conte sticks for figure and portrait drawing. Whether you have confidence and experience or wish to challenge your "I can't draw" belief, Betsy creates a supportive and instructive environment. Stimulating exercises, generous individual guidance, and group feedback will bring you to a new level of seeing and drawing. We will be drawing both portraits and figures from life.

Contact: Elizabeth Stone
ehstoneart@gmail.com
413-259-3065

 

Watercolor: The Basics and Beyond

Date & Time: April 1-29, 1-3pm
Fee: $190
Organization: Watching the Paint Dry
Class Location: Paula Gottlieb Studio
Address: 237 Stage Road
City/Town: Cummington
Website: www.paulagottlieb.com

Paula Gottlieb will be teaching this five week watercolor class at her studio in Cummington. Beginners will learn basic watercolor skills and techniques and others will continue to improve upon their skills. Maximum class size is 5.

Contact: Paula Gottlieb
paulagottliebart@gmail.com
413-634-0066

 

Italic calligraphy with Mary Teichman

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm, March 25 - April 29
Fee: $225 for six sessions
Class Location:Cottage Street Art School
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.cottagestreetartschool.com

Learn the art of beautiful writing using techniques and materials similar to those of the medieval scribes. Using a broad-edged dip pen students will learn the Italic "hand" a 15th century Italian script. Each student works at his or her own pace, no experience necessary. Students may learn another script (other than Italic) if they prefer. All materials provided by the instructor for a $40 fee.

Contact: mary@mtcalligraphy.com
413 529-9212

 

Big Animal Sculpting with Paper Clay

Date & Time: 10am-4pm, April 11-12
Fee: $395 (includes all materials and tools)
Class Location: Susan Halls Studio
Address: 27 Clark Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.susanhalls.com

Two-day workshop exploring fast and effective ways of making large, hollow, animal sculpture in paper clay. All techniques are demonstrated and fully explained. Sculpture can be kiln fired. Suitable for beginners. Please see website for full details.

Contact: Susan Halls
susan@susanhalls.com
413-529-1164

 

Stop Whining and Draw!

Date & Time: Sunday, April 12, 11am-3pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 92-114 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com

If you procrastinate and obsess about making art, this class is for you! This workshop is a non-stop, no time to think or whine, drawing/painting session that emphasizes passion, process and pleasure over fussy picture making. This marathon session will help you overcome your fears and obstacles to making art while having fun along the way!

Contact: Dean Nimmer
deannimmer@gmail.com

 

Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: 10.30am-4pm, Saturday, April 18
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. No experience necessary; three students maximum per workshop means personal and attentive attention from the teacher. See website for more info.

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

 

Applied Arts

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 9am-12pm, ongoing
Fee: 12 hour pass: $132 + $24 materials fee; 36 hour pass: $360 + $72 materials fee; 60 hour pass: $540 + $120 materials fee
Class Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 2 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com/#!appliedarts/cmzg

This class is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of techniques and materials used in decorative and fine arts as well as architectural/interior design. Some of these techniques include faux finishing, trompe-l'oil, goldleafing, stenciling, moldmaking and more. Students design their own projects and are guided individually, while also learning from each other. For interested students, career development and mentoring is available. Class is taught by Vitek Kruta.

Contact: Vitek Kruta
vitekjp@gmail.com
413-539-0385

 

3rd Annual Photography Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, March 28, 10:30am-4:30pm
Fee: FREE
Class Location: Agawam Public Library
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam

This event is designed for photographers of all levels who want to learn more about photography or share what they know with others. The day will include several presentations by top photographers, but there will also be time to work in small groups so you can explore the features of your camera. Please bring your camera, lenses, flash, and your camera manual. There will be ample time during the day for you to ask questions and to share your knowledge with others.

Contact: Kevin Fay
fay44@comcast.net

 

Women Creating Day into Night: a retreat led by Dale Schwarz

Date & Time: April 25, 9am-9pm & April 26, 9am-1pm
Fee: $155-$180 Sliding scale for Saturday (includes most materials); $80 additional for Sunday
Class Location: Leverett Crafts and Arts
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.tocreate.org

If you long to express your creativity through art/writing, but have trouble making time for it in your life, you are not alone. Come explore and re-connect with your creative passion. This is an opportunity to be with a community of like-spirited women while nourishing and rejuvenating yourself. Previous art experience isn't needed. Just bring your willingness to explore. I provide materials, guidance, support and coaching. Come and create to your heart's content! Call to register.

Contact: 413-665-4880

 

Easthampton Creates

Date & Time: March 28, 7-9:30pm (arrive at 6:45)
Fee: $45
Class Location: Abandoned Building Brewery
Address: 142 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/1396533697327547/

An evening of learning and creating with local artists. Choose 2 workshops: Glass bead making with Katie Richardson, jewelry making with Heather Beck, paper making with Donna Beck, upcycled wallet making with Lou Leelyn. Admission to this evening is $45 and includes two workshops and one beer of your choosing. The event is 21+. Preregistration required at www.valleycreates.com

Contact: Katie Richardson
katierayrich@gmail.com

 

Figure Drawing Fridays

Date & Time: 6-9pm, Friday nights (ongoing)
Fee: $12-15 (less if more than 6 people show)
Class Location: artist's studio (follow the signs)
Address: 71 Bradford Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/figuredrawingfridays/timeline

Figure drawing open studio in Northampton. We provide the model, some easels, music and occasionally snacks. We are an easy-going group and we enjoy the social/ community aspect of these sessions as much as the actual drawing. Bring your own materials and BYOB if you want. There is NO INSTRUCTOR at these sessions. RSVP requested as space is limited.

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

Collage-a-thon

Date & Time: Sunday, March 29, 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

Collage is a great medium for everyone who enjoys putting curious images, found objects and paint together in art. This class will expand your collage ideas and techniques using paper, cardboard, wood and items scavenged from your attic, garage and the trash. The goal for the day is to make as much as we can, transforming everyday stuff into extraordinary images for all to enjoy.

Contact: Dean Nimmer
deannimmer@gmail.com

 

Handmade Books with Pat Bock

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, 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

 

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

 

Monthly Watercolor Classes

Date & Time: 9-5:30; 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: Co-working studio spaces at Gateway City Arts

Location name: Gateway City Arts
Date available: now
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com

GCA offers memberships for its co-working studios. Spaces include a woodshop, ceramics studio, fine arts studio, and dance studio. Most equipment is included (woodworking machines, kiln, pottery wheels, easels, etc.) Just bring your personal tools such as paintbrushes, paints, clay carving tools, etc and we'll worry about the heat and lights. Access is allowed from 8am-midnight every day. Lockable storage closets available. Internet included. We have various memberships to fit your needs and budget.

Contact: Vitek Kruta
hello@gatewaycityarts.com
413-650-2670

 

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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