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This Week's Newsletter: May 24, 2016

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
May 24, 2016
Issue #403

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Featured Listing:

Paradise City Arts Festival

Date: May 28-30
Location Name: Three County Fairgrounds - Indoors and under tents
Hours: Saturday & Sunday: 10am-6pm; Memorial Day: 10am-4pm
Address: Old Ferry Road at Rt. 9
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.paradisecityarts.com

A world-class arts festival right in the cultural heart of New England. 250 juried painters, sculptors and fine craft makers from every corner of America descend upon Northampton for three days of astounding visual arts, eye-popping design, scrumptious food, fabulous live music and great fun. Featuring the themed exhibit "American Beauty: From Landscape to Dreamscape", talks and demonstrations, a silent art silent auction to benefit Kestrel Land Trust and a lush sculpture garden.

Contact: Katherine Sanderson
info@paradisecityarts.com
800-511-9725

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Free Lunch Studios

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 2, 2016
End Date: May 31, 2016
Reception Date: Tuesday, May 24, 7-8:30pm
Location Name: The Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org

A group exhibition of works featuring Skylar Barden, intern from Free Lunch Studios. The exhibition will also feature works by Matt Ryan, owner and chief illustrator at Free Lunch Comics. Selected artists from classes, workshops and events will be featured in the show along with Skylar Barden and Matt Ryan. The pieces on display range from sketches to finished works of art using medium such as charcoal and ink to acrylic and watercolor.

Contact: Cher Collins
ccollins@agawamlibrary.org
413-789-1550

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Artifacts Inspire

Artists: Fiber Artists of Western Massachusetts
Start Date: April 29, 2016
End Date: September 25, 2016
Location Name: Amherst Historical Society
Hours: Fri-Sun 12-4pm
Address: 67 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amhersthistory.org

In May the Amherst Historical Society & Museum invited the nine member Fiber Artists of Western MA to tour the collection and create pieces that reflected their curiosity about and fascination with the museum’s historic artifacts. We are pleased to present Artifacts Inspire, an exhibition of the works created by Nina Compagnon, Sally Dillon, Rebecca Fricke, Martha May, Martha G. Robinson, Flo Rosenstock, Debby Slavitt, Margaret Stancer, and Nancy Young. Support was provided Peoples Bank.

Contact: Marianne Curling
info@amhersthistory.org
413-256-0678

 

Light and Color

Artisst: Karen Evans, Leni Gaudet, Jenny Tibbetts
Start Date: June 2, 2016
End Date: June 29, 2016
Reception Date: July 2, 5-8pm
Location Name: Burnett Gallery, Jones Library
Hours: library hours
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst

This exhibit showcases the work of three local artists who have developed individual ways to use light and color in their work. Karen Evans, Leni Gaudet and Jenny Tibbetts frequently work together and inspire each other to expand their creativity.

 

Treescapes

Artist: Lynne Adams
Start Date: June 2, 2016
End Date: July 2, 2016
Reception Date: June 2, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10-6, Thur 10-8, Sat 10-4
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

This body of work represents an on-going exploration of trees. As a landscape painter, Lynne finds trees to be the most visually compelling elements of a scene. However, there is more to it than the tree’s beautiful aesthetic; for her they have an important spiritual power. Trees are healing. She goes to the woods, her sanctuary, when she seeks solace, the way some might go to church. Artist reception Friday, June 24, 6:30-8pm.

Contact: Bronwen Hodgkinson
bronwen@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197

 

BLOOM!

Artists: Nancy Meagher, Tom Morton, Evelyn Pye
Start Date: June 2, 2016
End Date: July 1, 2016
Reception Date: June 2, 5-8pm
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Th-Su 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

BLOOM! celebrates the onset of Summer with rich oil paintings by Nancy Meagher, Tom Morton and Evelyn Pye. These artists show their love for the textural, sensual nature of the medium, fitting for the burgeoning nature of the season. The annual June 16 observance of Bloomsday in Dublin and worldwide, by lovers of James Joyce's Ulysses, is named for the iconic character Leopold Bloom. BLOOM! will celebrate Bloomsday as well as offering Artists in Conversation on June 16, 7:30 pm, program to be announced.

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

 

Between the Moments

Artists: Janet Walerstein Winston, Rochelle Shicoff
Start Date: May 5, 2016
End Date: May 28, 2016
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Th-Su 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

An exhibit of new work by artists Rochelle Shicoff and Janet Walerstein Winston. Winston's monotypes and Shicoff's mixed-media paintings explore color, nature and the human spirit.

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

 

PVPA Student Works 2016

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 5, 2016
End Date: May 28, 2016
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10-6, Thur 10-8, Sat 10-4
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

An exhibition of drawing, painting, fashion, photography, and sculpture made by Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) students during the 2015-2016 school year. Exhibiting students include: Justice Alexander, Berry Auclair, Jaz Blain, Claire Bennet, Alex Chase, Claire Conklin, Brigit Ferry, Devon Franz, Nora Harris, Lauren LeCours, Bridget MacNeill, Emma Odell, Alex Robles.

Contact: Bronwen Hodgkinson
bronwen@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197

 

Beauty, Here and There

Artists: Jackie Tuthill, Artemis Romell
Start Date: May 4, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2016
Location Name: Northampton Coop Bank Lobby
Hours: mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat 9am-12pm
Address: 253 Triangle Street
City/Town: Amherst

Jackie Tuthill and Artemis Romell, residents of Amherst,are showing their work of Photography and Paintings from areas in Western MA and New England.

Contact: Artemisro@comcast.net
413-253-3755

 

Sarah Belchetz-Swenson

Artist: Sarah Belchetz-Swenson
Start Date: May 2, 2016
End Date: August 16, 2016
Location Name: The Hall Gallery, Jewish Community of Amherst
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

Sarah's paintings, drawings and prints record her ongoing examination of the world around her. She is a figurative painter and a portraitist with work at Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges and at Amherst College where her portraits of Richard Wilbur, Rose Olver and William Henry Hastie hang in Johnson Chapel. Her work is in the collection of the Jewish Museum in New York and in a number of other collections in this country and abroad.

Contact: Carol Kaminsky
413-256-0160

 

Unimaginable by One Mind Alone: Exquisite Corpses from the William Green Collection of Japanese Prints

Start Date: April 14, 2016
End Date: July 24, 2016
Location Name: Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
Hours: Tue-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/museums/mead

Celebrate the opening with a gallery talk by exhibition organizer Bradley Bailey, associate curator of Asian art at the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Contact: Cathy Keefe
ckeefe@amherst.edu
413-542-2295

 

SYNERGY

Artist: Alicia Hunsicker
Start Date: February 5, 2016
End Date: June 2, 2016
Location Name: Science & Engineering Library, UMass
Hours: During library hours, which vary. Call for specific hours.
Address: Lederle Lowrise Floor 2, 740 N. Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.library.umass.edu/news/exhibits/synergy/

Using science as a point of departure, Hunsicker paints vibrant organisms that reveal a cosmic discussion about the nature of all things. Rather than depict microscopic particles or cosmic bodies with pure scientific objectivity, her images are infused with a life force of joyful exuberance. Hunsicker graduated from UMass Amherst in 1993 with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree. She works from her home studio in Leyden, MA. Deeply connected to nature, she is inspired by science and spirituality.

Contact: Thea Atwood
tpatwood@library.umass.edu
413-545-2674

 

Untitled (Foundation)

Artist: Tom Friedman
Start Date: February 16, 2016
End Date: June 26, 2016
Location Name: Mead Art Museum
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst College
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/museums/mead

Exhibition curators David E. Little and Vanja Malloy will be on hand, along with artist Tom Friedman, at the opening reception.

Contact: Cathy Keefe
ckeefe@amherst.edu
413-542-2295

 

Ashfield Exhibits/Events

Ashfield Watercolor Student Exhibition

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 8, 2016
End Date: June 7, 2016
Location Name: Elmers Store
Address: Main Street (rt. 116)
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.facebook.com/Cudnohufsky-Watercolors-303525633011766/

A robust and compelling collection of recent paintings and subjects by twenty aspiring/ talented artists. Many for sale and affordable!

Contact: Walter Cudnohufsky
walt@wcala.com

 

Bernardston Exhibits/Events

Visions of Peace

Start Date: May 22, 2016
End Date: June 19, 2016
Location Name: Unitarian Meetinghousee
Hours: Wed & Sat-Sun 10am-2pm
Address: 49 Church Street
City/Town: Bernardston
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

A multi-media event sponsored by the Deerfield Valley Art Association, Pioneer Valley Institute, and Arts & Activism of the Bernardston Unitarian Meetinghouse. Closing day event: June 19th, 2pm Artist talk/slide show; Harry White, Collage "fleurage" artist. All events free and open to the public.

Contact: Beverly Phelps
413-522-2325

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Some Pops

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 6, 2016
End Date: June 24, 2016
Reception Date: June 11, 5-8pm
Location Name: ECA+ Gallery
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton

It’s a great time to be a father. The conventions of earlier generations have collapsed, allowing us to define masculinity and fatherhood in new ways. We can participate in our kids’ lives in ways that used to be reserved for mothers. We can be freer with our emotions, more flexible in our roles, and spend far more time with our children than our fathers and grandfathers. “Some Pops” gathers a small group of artist-fathers to explore what “Daddiness” is like in our 21st Century American life.

Contact: Rob Kimmel
rob@robkimmeldesign.com
917-309-4959

 

Summer Reflections

Artists: Nancy Nickerson, Nancy Perry
Start Date: May 31, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: Easthampton City Hall
Hours: Mon-Tues 7:30am-5pm, Wed 8am-6pm, Thur 8am-5pm
Address: 57 Payson Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton

Nancy Nickerson and Nancy Perry are members of the Easthampton Art Guild. They paint in oils, acrylics, watercolor and pastels. Their diverse subjects include portraits, landscapes, seascapes, animals and much more. Commissions are welcome.

Contact: Nancy Caffall
ncaffall@gmail.com
413-387-9534

 

Images of England and Ireland

Artist: Larry Rankin
Start Date: June 1, 2016
End Date: June 12, 2016
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Making photographs is for me as much about feeling as it is about seeing. Traveling with my wife Jean provides abundant opportunities to make images that I hope will convey a sense of the place in time and in mood, a glimpse of its people, and the beauty, colors, textures, and forms of a village or the countryside. Our England and Ireland adventures have been memorable for us, and we hope that the prints in this exhibit will evoke for the viewer something of the history and beauty of these enduring lands.

Contact: Deborah Peavey
dpeavey@lathrop.kendal.org
413-586-0006

 

Easthampton High School Arts Festival

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 9, 2016
End Date: May 28, 2016
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com

It is the 9th annual Easthampton High School Arts Festival, featuring mixed media artwork creating by EHS students in collaboration with a few local Artists.

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

 

Landscapes, Times and Seasons

Artist: Elizabeth Brownlow
Start Date: May 1, 2016
End Date: May 31, 2016
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Elizabeth Brownlow was born in California, but has made New England her home for the last 25 years. She is inspired by the 19th century Barbizon school and French landscape painters. Her travels in Europe and the Southwest are reflected in her subjects, but she paints mostly local landscapes in Western Massachusetts, aiming to express the spiritual quality of the light, and its relationship to land, skies and water.

Contact: Deborah Peavey
dpeavey@lathrop.kendal.org
413-586-0006

 

As We See It

Artists: Easthampton Art Guild (EAG)
Start Date: April 4, 2016
End Date: May 31, 2016
Location Name: Easthampton City Hall Gallery
Hours: Mon-Tues 7:30am-5pm, Wed 8am-6pm, Thurs 8am-5pm
Address: 50 Payson Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton

A group show of watercolors, oils and acrylics by members of EAG. This exhibit illustrates the range and variety of the group's painting interests and media from landscapes, flowers, animals, abstracts, etc.

Contact: Nancy Caffall
ncaffall@gmail.com
413-387-9534

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Northampton Public Schools' K-8 Art Show

Start Date: May 20, 2016
End Date: June 10, 2016
Location Name: JFK Middle School
Address: 100 Bridge Road
City/Town: Florence

A sampling of original artwork by local students from Leeds, Ryan Road, Jackson Street, Bridge Street and J.F.K. Middle Schools.

 

Supporting Materials

Artist: Fafnir Adamites
Start Date: May 4, 2016
End Date: May 28, 2016
Location Name: Rozz Tox Art at Feeding Tube Records
Hours: Wed 5-8pm, Sat-Sun 11am-7pm
Address: 221 Pine Street, Room 141
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.feedingtuberecords.com/rozztoxart

Sculptural objects. Elevated materials holding meaning and making meaning. Curated by Greta Svalberg. Catalog design by Scott Allison. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Contact: Fafnir Adamites
fafnir.adamites@gmail.com
413-835-5096

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

On the Edge

Artist: Angelina Delaney
Start Date: May 9, 2016
End Date: June 6, 2016
Location Name: Artspace
Hours: Mon-Wed, & Fri 12-2:30 pm & 4-6pm, Thur 12-1:30pm & 3:30-6 pm, and by appt
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Angelina is a student at Greenfield Community College who will graduate in June. She took many classes in the arts that exposed her to different mediums. Photography is her main focus but she has also made videos, paintings and drawings. Upon graduation she plans to attend Hartford Art School in the fall where she plans to go even further with her career in art.

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

 

The Art of Framing (and Printing)

Start Date: May 6, 2016
End Date: May 31, 2016
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/TheGreenfieldGallery

Sometimes, Presentation is Everything. For the month of May we will be featuring the beauty and art of custom framing and fine art printing. We will be displaying original works, as well as prints and reproductions by various artists, including the exquisite custom framing of Jean-Pierre Pasche and Big Red Frame at The Greenfield Gallery! Stop by our opening reception and pick up a coupon for big discounts on printing and framing services!

Contact: Kate Hunter
thegreenfieldgallery@gmail.com
413-772-9334

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

The Great Holyoke Brick Race

Date: Saturday, June 4, 11am-3pm
Location Name: Paper City Studio
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.thegreatholyokebrickrace.com

Come and join the fun.

Contact: brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

Amor Fati

Artist: Christopher Willingham
Start Date: June 3, 2016
End Date: July 30, 2016
Reception Date: June 3, 5:30 pm
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.wistariahurst.org

Recent paintings by Christopher Willingham. In Amor Fati, "love of fate," he evokes themes from classical mythology with color and forms revealing powerful images in exploratory abstraction. June 3, 5:30pm: "Amor Fati & Motion Focus", opening reception and concert; an evening of art and music featuring music by Anders Griffen. Free and open to the public, refreshments and cash bar. Seats limited; contact to 413-540-0200 or info@mifafestival.org to reserve.

 

Exhibition and Open Studios

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 6, 2016
End Date: June 3, 2016
Location Name: Paper City Studios
Hours: Sat-Sun 12-3pm (until May 29)
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke

Exhibition and Open Studios. Open Studios: Sat & Sun, May 7th & 8th, 12-3pm.

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Susan Valentine

Artist: Susan Valentine
Start Date: May 6, 2016
End Date: May 29, 2016
Reception Date: May 29, 5-6pm
Location Name: Barnes Gallery @ Leverett Crafts & Arts (LC&A)
Hours: 1-6pm Thur-Sun
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.barnesgallery.org

An annual event, Susan had to skip it last year in lieu of treatment for breast cancer. This exhibit is full of work–familiar and never seen–very large to very small including landscapes, still lifes and florals. See more at susanvalentineart.com

Contact: Susan Valentine
s.valentine.art@gmail.com
413-547-1172

 

Montague Exhibits/Events

From Darkness Into Light

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 2, 2016
End Date: May 30, 2016
Location Name: Sawmill River Arts Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-6pm, Mon & Wed 11am-3pm
Address: 440 Greenfield Road (next to the Montague Bookmill)
City/Town: Montague
Website: www.sawmillriverarts.com

This just may be the friendliest gallery you'll ever visit. See recent works by the 16 member artists at the Sawmill River Arts Gallery collective. Image credit: "Backyard Visitor" oil on canvas, 36" x 24", by Patricia Czepiel Hayes.

Contact: Patricia Czepiel Hayes
ph@hadleydesignworks.net
413-259-5164

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Donna Verville

Artist: Donna Verville
Start Date: June 1, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2016
Reception Date: Wednesday, June 1, 7:30-8:30pm
Location Name: Northampton Senior Center
Hours: 8:15am-4pm
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton

Ever since Donna was a little girl she had always been interested in art in one form or another. She did not consider herself a photographer, but an artist. Her camera is the canvas and the light used to capture each image is her paintbrush. Donna gets great pleasure out of creating work that pushes her creative boundaries. Anything is possible, all you need is time and patience. Photography is a passion that has taken her to where she is in life now. "Photography found her".

Contact: Joanne Brooks
jbrooks@northamptonma.gov
413-587-1228

 

Thinking in Wool: Contemporary Hooked Rugs

Artists: Margaret Bruzelius, Jill St. Coeur
Start Date: May 20, 2016
End Date: August 16, 2016
Location Name: Jannotta Gallery in Hillyer Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/art

An imaginative and playful exhibition of hooked rugs.

Contact: Rebecca Davis
bdavis@smith.edu
413-585-3103

 

Paradise City Arts Festival

Date: May 28-30
Location Name: Three County Fairgrounds - Indoors and under tents
Hours: Saturday & Sunday: 10am-6pm; Memorial Day: 10am-4pm
Address: Old Ferry Road at Rt. 9
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.paradisecityarts.com

A world-class arts festival right in the cultural heart of New England. 250 juried painters, sculptors and fine craft makers from every corner of America descend upon Northampton for three days of astounding visual arts, eye-popping design, scrumptious food, fabulous live music and great fun. Featuring the themed exhibit "American Beauty: From Landscape to Dreamscape", talks and demonstrations, a silent art silent auction to benefit Kestrel Land Trust and a lush sculpture garden.

Contact: Katherine Sanderson
info@paradisecityarts.com
800-511-9725

 

John Edward DeStefano Tribute

Artist: John Edward DeStefano
Start Date: May 14, 2016
End Date: May 27, 2016
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tues, Thurs, Sat, 1-6pm, and by appt
Address: 518 Pleasant Street (south side of Shell gas station)
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/anchorhouseartists

John DeStefano worked lifelong as a graphic artist. Boston Museum school trained, he became mentally ill as a young adult and was hospitalized until his death in 2013. He produced thousands of imagined machines shaped by careful tearing. The family has loaned two large storage boxes of these for display and wants this to be a fundraiser for Anchor House.

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

 

Bigger Is Not Always Better

Artist: Elaine Darr-Morton
Start Date: May 2, 2016
End Date: May 31, 2016
Location Name: Northampton Senior Center
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton

My approach to photography is simply straightforward pictorial documentation. My intent and emphasis is not on interpretation (I'll leave that to the fine art photographers) but on presenting as effectively as possible the essence of a particular subject at a particular time while adhering to the proven age-old principles of classical pictorialism.

Contact: Joanne Brooks
jbrooks@northamptonma.gov
413-587-1228

 

The Great Meadow: Natural and Cultural Histories of Northampton's Meadows

Artists: Nick Baker, Claudette Lambert Peterson, Anthony W. Lee
Start Date: May 13, 2016
End Date: June 4, 2016
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat, 10-4, Sun 12-5
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historicnorthampton.org

Once the heart of agricultural settlement in Northampton, today the Meadows is a wild space of parties and encampments, a wasteland where the bomb squad detonates suspicious packages, a nature preserve where birds migrate and birdsong predominates, and a vast farmland where corn is cultivated as it has been for hundreds of years. By what mixtures of subject and means might artists represent the Meadows and its many facets?

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

 

New Encaustics

Artist: Sharon Ligorner
Start Date: May 20, 2016
End Date: August 20, 2016
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College
Hours: 8:30am-4pm
Address: Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton

Contact: Rebecca Davis
bdavis@smith.edu
413-585-3100

 

Melvin and Percy, And Their Curious Friends

Artist: Travis Louie
Start Date: May 4, 2016
End Date: June 11, 2016
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

A solo exhibition featuring new and recent paintings and drawings by Travis Louie. The show features paintings that center around the characters of a fictional town called Oxhoofville, North Dakota. The artist comments that, "It's a strange place where the unofficial mayor of the town is a toad, the town character is a frog who can't seem to rid himself of a fly that hovers over his head, people who have pets end up looking like them, and lightning seems to strike constantly."

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

 

Imagine the Possibilities: Faces of Our United Way Community

Artist: Paul Shoul
Start Date: May 13, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2016
Location Name: Thornes Marketplace, 3rd floor gallery
Address: 150 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton

The exhibit will feature photos from Northampton-based photojournalist Paul Shoul. Shoul travels extensively, capturing global images through his lens. Closer to home, over the past three years, he has photographed individuals who have been touched by the positive work of United Way of Hampshire County. Shoul's images help tell the poignant stories of lasting, positive change in the community. Narratives on the photos and the people they represent will also be part of the exhibit.

Contact: Ruth Griggs
ruth@rccomms.com
413-727-3354

 

Wonderland Forever

Artists: Robert MacRrae, Valey Mahuchy, Lewis Carroll
Start Date: May 1, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2016
Location Name: Brueggers Gallery at Bruegger's Bagels
Hours: M-F 5:30am-5pm, Sat-Sun 6am-5pm
Address: 96 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton

Original paintings and photographs taken by Lewis Carroll celebrating his 1865 classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Contact: Nicki Rannikko
northampton@brueggers.com
413-585-0275

 

Elephant and Piggie: We Are in an Exhibition!

Artist: Mo Willems
Start Date: May 15, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2016
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: M-W 10-6, Th-Sat 10-9, Sun 12-5
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.RMichelson.com

"The Thank You Book" is the 25th and final book for Elephant and Piggie! R. Michelson Galleries would like to thank Mo Willems for this amazing young reader series. We are celebrating with a retrospective of original art from each book.

Contact: Elana Chernick-Kritz
Elana@RMichelson.com
413-586-3964

 

Be Still An Instant

Artist: Valerie Bassett
Start Date: May 2, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: 22 Atwood Drive
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.fineartamerica.com

The artist is an oil painter living in Florence. As a seeker of stillness, she finds herself drawn to still life as a subject of painting. She finds peace and order in the containment of objects and she attempts to capture them as they appear, utilizing natural light as much as possible. The artist is a member of the Old Deerfield Painting Group and the Pittsfield College Club.

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

 

Watercolor Paintings

Artist: John Tomasetti
Start Date: May 2, 2016
End Date: May 31, 2016
Location Name: North Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The show will include recent paintings by the artist including seasonal landscapes of New England, florals and coastal themes.

Contact: John Tomasetti
413-367-9978

 

Recent Paintings

Artist: Christopher Bagg
Start Date: May 4, 2016
End Date: May 29, 2016
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Landscapes, still-lifes, and portraits, alpainted from life.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Scenes from the Beach

Artist: Barbara Hadden
Start Date: May 5, 2016
End Date: May 29, 2016
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, back room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Barbara Hadden's layered northern landscapes alternate between spatial representation and flat modernist abstraction. The figures present don't stand apart from the land but are part of it, dissolving both human and animal individuality into the natural world. Generated from photographic imagery (the artist is also a photographer), Hadden's paintings belie their origins through masterful paint handling."

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Northampton High School Student Art Exhibition

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 6, 2016
End Date: May 26, 2016
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

Students in Foundations of Art, Ceramics 1 & 2, Drawing & Painting 1, Graphic Design, and Honors Art 1-4 at Northampton High School will exhibit work in a variety of media. The selection is curated by teachers Lisa Leary and Sheryl Jaffe. Up to 100 students will be participating.

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

 

New England Landscapes

Artists: John Dunphy, Debra Dunphy
Start Date: May 2, 2016
End Date: May 31, 2016
Location Name: New Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

Winter may be over, but you can still enjoy views of snowy New England landscapes during the month of May at the New Gallery in the Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. Original oil paintings from husband and wife artists John and Debra Dunphy will include images of romantic Vermont Inns, bustling ski resorts, quaint country stores and snowy street scenes.

Contact: Betty Krywicki
auxiliary@cooley-dickinson.org

 

Collecting to Create

Artist: Angela Lorenz
Start Date: March 17, 2016
End Date: May 27, 2016
Location Name: Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library
Hours: 7 days, 10am-10pm
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/libraries/info/news/angela-lorenz

Visual artist Angela Lorenz uses found objects, interesting trash, vintage ephemera, and strange "stuff" she has stumbled upon over the years as the raw material and inspiration for some of her artists books and projects. This is the first time that some of her ephemera is on display with prints of her watercolors of these objects. American-born, Angela Lorenz has made artists books since 1990 in Bologna, Italy.

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

 

Dislocation | Negotiating Identity: Contemporary Photographs from South and Southeast Asia

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 12, 2016
End Date: August 14, 2016
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton

This exhibit includes over 40 photographs by a diverse group of nine artists from Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Vietnam. Each of these artists is focused on the complexities of identity, within and beyond national boundaries to produce a set of highly evocative and powerful images. Rooted in complex histories, they are nevertheless highly contemporary and will be meaningful to viewers everywhere.

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

 

Mothers' Arms: Kathe Kollwitz's Women and War

Artist: Kathe Kollwitz
Start Date: January 29, 2016
End Date: May 29, 2016
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/artmuseum/

Kathe Kollwitz's works offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of both World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany's role in this history. The personal circumstances of her life and work offer an incisive perspective on the perplexities of wartime experience. Drawn from the Museum's collections of prints with loans from private and public collections, the exhibition gives Kollwitz's works a political, historical, and cultural context.

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

 

Palmer Exhibits/Events

Who Run The World

Artist: Jen Turner
Start Date: June 1, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Reception Date: June 2, 6-7:30pm
Location Name: Community Room @ Palmer Public Library
Hours: Mon 10am-5pm, Tue-Thur 10am-8pm, Fri 10am-2pm
Address: 1455 North Main Street
City/Town: Palmer
Website: visualmash-ups.blogspot.com/?view=classic

Contact: Jen Turner
jenturn@gmail.com
413-345-2439

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

The Nature of Things

Artist: Nancy Baker
Start Date: June 1, 2016
End Date: June 27, 2016
Reception Date: Saturday, June 18, 2-6pm
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.ShelburneArtsCoop.com

Mixed media works from wall art to fiber art.

Contact: 413-625-9324

 

Something Else

Artist: Candace Silver
Start Date: April 27, 2016
End Date: May 30, 2016
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.ShelburneArtsCoop.com

Oils, Watercolors and Photography

Contact: 413-625-9324

 

Interludes

Artist: Cheryl Rezendes
Start Date: May 6, 2016
End Date: June 27, 2016
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Sun-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-8pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

A collection of new works by Bernardston fiber artist Cheryl Rezendes speaks to the moments of light, understanding and peace the artist felt during the time her father made his final journey from life here on earth to the unknown beyond.

Contact: Donna Gates
SalmonFalls@megaplanet.com
413-625-9833

 

Along the River

Artist: Rebecca Clark
Start Date: May 6, 2016
End Date: June 27, 2016
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Sun-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-8pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Pastels by Deerfield artist Rebecca Clark. Works from the artist's Patty Pan Series which includes all her works in Pastel. Abstractions that start with the seeds of water, hills, flowers, greens, and with the clouds above.

Contact: Donna Gates
SalmonFalls@megaplanet.com
413-625-9833

 

Southampton Exhibits/Events

Mt. Tom, Hope and Strength

Artist: Roger Lobdell
Start Date: May 1, 2016
End Date: May 31, 2016
Location Name: Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center
Hours: Tue & Sun 1-6pm, Wed 5-7pm
Address: 2 East Street @ Route 10
City/Town: Southampton
Website: www.robertfloydphoto.com

Mt. Tom has been a part of my life since living on Wolcott Road in Southampton as a young boy. It was one of the subjects I photographed on the first, and only, roll of film my father gave me. A couple of years ago, I saw parts of the devastation from the October 2014 microburst. It was not until this March when I walked the Mt. Tom park road and looked through my camera's viewfinder that I began to comprehend what happened.

Contact: Robert Floyd
floyd@robertfloydphoto.com
413-529-2635

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

National Parks Centennial Exhibit: A Century of Service

Start Date: May 26, 2015
End Date: January 31, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, May 26, 6pm
Location Name: Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Hours: Wed-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: One Armory Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nps.gov/spar

This exhibit, dedicated to the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service, will highlight the compelling connection Springfield Armory has with other NPS sites through the history of firearms and the park's unique museum collection. During the nine month run of the centennial exhibit, Springfield Armory NHS curator Alex Mackenzie will display artifacts never before seen by the public. The first of these four “Behind the Storage Door” experiences will be on Saturday, June 4, 2pm.

Contact: Joanne M. Gangi-Wellman
Joannem_Gangi@nps.gov
413-734-8551

 

Connections & Disconnections

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 16, 2016
End Date: June 17, 2016
Location Name: Valley Photo Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm
Address: Mezzanine Level, Tower Square, 1500 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.facebook.com/events/1110903848932697

All photography is manipulated. Manipulation may occur in the environment (e.g. throwing a stone into a still pond), in the camera (through the use of filters or other special effects) or in the computer (through Photoshop, Light Room or other software). Five veteran digital photographers will showcase their diverse work and individual approaches to manipulation.

Contact: Bernie Kubiak
bkubs@comcast.net
413-253-5178

 

Photo-Secession: Painterly Masterworks of Turn of the Century Photography

Start Date: April 12, 2015
End Date: August 28, 2016
Location Name: Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums
Hours: Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

This exhibit celebrates the intrepid group of artists who seceded from the Camera Club of New York in 1902 and established photography as a full-fledged fine art. Drawn from a private collection, Photo-Secession includes classic examples of Pictorialism by the most ambitious artist-photographers, including Alfred Stieglitz, Heinrich Kuhn, Gertrude Kasebier, Edward Steichen, and Clarence White.

Contact: Matt Longhi
mlonghi@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

At Camp in the Field: Life of the Civil War Soldier

Start Date: November 21, 2015
End Date: May 31, 2016
Location Name: Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Hours: Wed-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: One Armory Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nps.gov/spar

View previously unseen Civil War artifacts from the Springfield Armory collection. See historic civil war rifles, bayonets, knapsack, and frock coat. Read soldiers' letters written in their own hand that stirs up the challenges, humor, and heartache experienced in Civil War camps. Museum admission is free of charge.

Contact: Joanne M. Gangi-Wellman
Joannem_Gangi@nps.gov
413-348-4810

 

Cabinets of Curiosity: Contemporary Interpretations

Start Date: August 25, 2015
End Date: August 28, 2016
Location Name: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

A wide variety of extraordinary items drawn from the combined science, art, and history collections housed at the Museums. Cabinets of Curiosity (also known as "Wunderkammer," "Cabinets of Wonder" and "Wonder-Rooms") developed during the 17th and 18th centuries, and were essentially the precursors to the modern museum.

Contact: Matt Longhi
mlonghi@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Art on the Avenue: Open Studio

Artists: Rodney Madison, Eric Grab, Luis Felipe Gonzalez
Date: May 27, 5-8pm
Address: 104 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.turnersfallsriverculture.org

Artists Rodney Madison, Eric Grab and Luis Felipe Gonzalez will be hosting an in-studio exhibition of their recent works.

Contact: Suzanne LoManto
413-835-1390

 

Thrones

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 17, 2016
End Date: June 25, 2016
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

A ubiquitous household item becomes object d'art at the Nook: "Thrones" transforms the common toilet seat into new art forms. Local artists have taken on the challenge in various ways, from functional to purely sculptural. Lahri Bond, Edite Cunha, Liz Denny, Christina Gusek, Anne Harding, ixchelailee, Trouble Mandeson, Margorie Morgan, Nina Rossi and Gina Vernava, among others, show their creations.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

West Springfield Exhibits/Events

The Celebration of Life and Color

Artist: Jean Hodge DeVeuve
Start Date: May 21, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2016
Location Name: West Springfield Public Library
Hours: M-W 9am-8pm, Th-F 9am-5pm
Address: 200 Park Street
City/Town: West Springfield
Website: www.wspl.org

This exhibit looks at the evolution of the art works by Jean Hodge DeVeuve. She earned her BA degree in "Practical Arts" from Boston University in the 40s then had initial jobs in advertising at Forbes and Wallace and Steigers in Springfield. She eventually found her way to watercolor and then to Sumi-e while raising a family and teaching art in the Enfield CT public school. All are welcome to view the progression of a life's work.

Contact: Gail Benkert
Gailbenkert@hotmail.com

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Open House and Art Show

Date: Saturday, June 4, 10am-4pm
Location Name: The Marie Flahive Art Studio
Address: 22 Cherry Street
City/Town: Westfield

An Open House and Art Show at its newly renovated location. This reception will showcase the studio's new handicap-accessible work and classroom area, housed in a renovated industrial space formerly Sterling Press. (This opening coincides with the Downtown Art Walk that day.) For this event, the gallery space will be filled with paintings by Flahive and several local artists, as well as with the work of class participants.

 

Arts On Elm

Date: Saturday, June 4, 10am-4pm
Location Name: various locations
Address: Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfieldonweekends.com

Westfield Creative Arts (WCA) together with Westfield on Weekends, Inc. (WOW) is excited to announce Westfield’s first ART WALK: “Arts On Elm”. More than 25 local and regional artists will be presenting both inside fifteen businesses as well as outside under tents along the way, from Westfield’s Athenaeum across both bridges ending at Westfield’s Depot Square. There is always room for additional artists. Should you be interested in presenting or performing, please contact us.

Contact: create@westfieldcreativearts.com
413-579-5967

 

The Schizophrenic Life that was Saved by the Artist Within, an Exhibit and Talk

Artist: Genevieve Mae Burnett (1945-2015)
Start Date: May 12, 2016
End Date: May 27, 2016
Location Name: Jasper Rand Museum, Westfield Athenaeum
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8:30am-5pm
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.facebook.com/anchorhouseartists

Burnett was a lifelong painter and diarist who managed a very productive life despite living with constant, persecuting auditory hallucinations. Beyond producing over one thousand oil paintings and reams of drawings, she chronicled her life carefully, leaving behind from her death in November 2015 over ten thousand pages of journalistic writing.

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

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

BrainStorm

Sponsoring Group Name: The Art Garden
Submission Due Date: June 4
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.org/programs/for-teens/

Regional teen art exhibit for area teens organized by ARTeens (an after school program at The Art Garden.) Optional theme, BrainStorm, but teens can submit anything they want. At least one piece by every teen will be included in the show. Since work doesn’t always hang on walls, performances are also welcome during the opening reception on June 4. Call for details. (Logo design by Julia Campbell).

Contact: Phyllis Labanowski
phyllislabanowski@comcast.net
413-625-2782

 

Hilltown Art & Thriving Community Happenings (H.A.T.C.H.)

Sponsoring Group Name: The Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association (GSFABA) and The Art Garden
Submission Due Date: May 27
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: the hilltown communities of western Franklin County
Website: www.gsfaba.org

A new program designed to support and help fund creative projects that engage the Hilltown communities of western Franklin County. Artists wishing to apply for seed money and the opportunity to present their project at an event on June 25 at the Buckland Town Hall. Up to five projects will be selected; projects moving forward will be notified in early June. All selected final projects will receive mentoring, support, and up to $500 seed money. Check the website for guidelines/information. Artists must have a connection to one of the ten hilltowns.

Contact: Carmela Lanza-Weil
carmela@shelburnefalls.com
413-625-2526

 

Improved Thrift Store Art

Sponsoring Group Name: Nash Gallery
Submission Due Date: June 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.nashgalleryart.com

On June 11, during Cultural Chaos, Nash Gallery will premier a group exhibit of improved thrift store art. Here is your chance to "embellish" an old, discarded thrift store painting and make it your own. Please email jpeg and dimensions of "your" artwork to nash gallery art at yahoo dot com. Exhibit will run through July 2.

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

 

4th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: The West Springfield Arts Council
Submission Due Date: July 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: West Springfield

The festival will be held on the town common on Park Street, Saturday, August 6, 10am-4pm (Rain date Sunday, August 7, 10-4). Artists of all mediums are encouraged to participate in this annual event. A 15' x 15' exhibit space is only $45.00. Food and entertainment are also provided. For more information as well as applications, contact Rita Petersen.

Contact: Rita Petersen
413-732-8630
ritapete39@comcast.net

 

Create a large woodcut at Noho Print & Book Fair

Sponsoring Group Name: BIG INK
Submission Due Date: July 18
Submission Fees: Free to apply, $195 if selected
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.bigink.org/apply

BIG INK is pleased to partner with the Northampton Print & Book Fair and Zea Mays Printmaking's Print Fair North in Northampton, MA for a one-day large woodcut printing session October 2nd, 2016. We will be utilizing BIG INK's mobile 48" x 96" etching press to pull prints. Artists are invited to submit a proposal to create a woodcut, at least 24" x 36" in dimension, online at www.bigink.org on or before July 18th.

Contact: Lyell Castonguay
contact@bigink.org
207-576-9356

 

3rd Annual Juried Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Gallery A3
Submission Due Date: July 3
Submission Fees: $20; each additional is $5; with a maximum of three
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com/CFA.html

An opened juried show to be held from July 7 through July 30, 2016. The juror is Mara Williams, Chief Curator of the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. Artists wishing to submit work should deliver their artwork to the gallery on Saturday, July 2 between 9am and 12 noon or Sunday, July 3, 4-7pm. The fee for one entry for $20; each additional is $5; with a maximum of three. Complete submission guidelines on website.

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

 

Monster Arts Project II

Sponsoring Group Name: Monster Arts Project, ECA+, MAP, Eastworks
Submission Due Date: July 16, 2016
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/MonsterArtsProject/

Monster Arts Project is returning to Eastworks this October 7th-30th. I am looking for more artists that work around the concept of monsters/imaginary creatures. Artwork can be 2D or 3D, and any medium. Last year the space was converted into a Victorian era study, with the artwork interspersed among props to give the viewer a unique experience, this year we are doing 1920's. I am looking for 1-3 pieces per artist depending on the size and medium. Contact me for further information.

Contact: Sloan Tomlinson
sloan@sloantomlinson.com
413-923-8923

 

2nd Open Juried 3D Art Object Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: May 31, 2016
Submission Fees: $25 per entry, $30 after May 16
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

Categories and Media: 1. Sculpture - Traditional/Single Media: object created using a single material, such as, but not limited to, stone, clay, bronze, cast, wood, ceramics, plastic. 2. Sculpture - Contemporary/Mixed Media: object combines more than one material including recyclables and found objects. 3. Artisan/Craft: Jewelry/Metal/Glass. 4. Artisan/Craft: Fabric/Basket/Gourd. 5. Wall Hanging 3D Art (max 15 pounds). Download Prospectus/Entry form from the website. Show Dates: June 8-11, 2016

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

 

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
413-529-1425

 

Classes & Workshops

Making Found Object Art Workshop

Date & Time: June 13-15, 1-4pm
Fee: $75
Class Location: Artspace Greenfield
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

3-day workshop on making Assemblages from found objects, led by Andy Rothschild. Participants will create their own sculptures (on plywood or free-standing). Their work will be on display for three weeks at Artspace with an Opening Reception on June 24. Participants are expected to bring some “found object materials” to the first day of class (such as pieces of plastic, metal, wood, and unwanted items found during your spring cleaning) Ages 16+.

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

 

Make A Quilt Mix and Match Summer Workshop Slots

Date & Time: Pick the mornings that work for you, Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 28 - August 25
Fee: $50/morning
Class Location: Big Top Quilts
Address: 62 Briggs Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.bigtopquilts.com

Make a Quilt is a self-paced quilt construction workshop in which each artist will bring their own machine and materials and utilize the guidance and support of Big Top Quilts' artist, Audrey Hyvonen, to make progress on their own project of choice. Suggestions for projects will be offered as necessary, but feel free to come in with an idea and we'll work together to realize it! All levels welcome. Pick the mornings that work for you.

Contact: Audrey Hyvonen
audrey@bigtopquilts.com
413-230-0771

 

Classical Painting Techniques

Date & Time: Monday evenings, May 25 - June 29; OR Tuesday mornings, May 24 - June 28
Fee: $395
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. Information on color mixing, organizing the palette, the care, maintenance, and function of the various brushes and materials used. Class sizes are limited to ensure quality individualized instruction. All levels are welcome.

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

 

Crash Course in Pastels

Date & Time: Thursdays, June 2-23, 1-3pm
Fee: $90
Class Location: Artspace Greenfield
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

This class, taught by Becky Clark, will allow you to explore subjects while building skill and confidence in your handling of the medium. For beginners and those with drawing experience, the sessions will include manipulation of pastels, exploration of surfaces, opportunities to create finished artworks and offers an open environment of sharing knowledge and posing questions with individual attention. In a short time span we will touch on some of the most important aspects of mastering pastels.

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

 

Spring and Summer Workshops @ Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program

Date & Time: from 2-7 days
Fee: Prices vary. Can choose Days Only or All-Inclusive with room/board.
Class Location: Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program
Address: 5 Clary Road
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: www.snowfarm.org

Glassblowing, ceramics, fiber arts, printmaking, welded sculpture, metalsmithing, painting & drawing, woodworking and MUCH MORE! Most workshops require no previous experience. Ages 13+. Also, summer program for high school students: 2 or 4 weeks in July.

Contact: Lisa Oram
lisa@snowfarm-art.org
413-268-3101

 

Figure Drawing Fridays

Date & Time: 6:30-9:30pm, Friday nights (ongoing)
Fee: $12-15 (less if more than 6 people show)
Address: 71 Bradford Street (in the studio - follow the signs)
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/figuredrawingfridays

Open Figure Drawing group in Northampton. We provide the model, some easels, music, conversation and 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 but there is likely to be a puppy. She doesn't draw but she does like artists a lot. RSVP: requested as space is limited. (doors open at 6 - come early if you want an easel).

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

Artist Workshops with Lorna Ritz

Fee: $75 for each three-hour class, or $425 for all six classes in the series
Class Location: Valley View Studio + Gallery
City/Town: Pelham
Website: www.lornaritz.com

A year-long series of six weekly three hour live model, still-life and/or landscape classes. Maximum enrollment of four students allows for individual instruction and group critiques. Prior registration, with payment, is required one week in advance of first class. Students' work will be exhibited in a private gallery on site at the conclusion of a series of classes. Supplies and materials list available upon request. Easels, live model, and still life material provided.

Contact: lenajenny3@yahoo.com

 

Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones

Date & Time: 5-9pm, one-day class, April 7 - June 2
Fee: $65 per evening (includes all materials)
Organization: Christine Kenneally Mosaics
Class Location: Paragon Building
Address: 150 Pleasant Street, Suite 236
City/Town: Easthampton
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

 

Stained Glass 101 Workshop

Date & Time: June 25, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Organization: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: 1 Cottage Street, Studio 510
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, a small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. In this class we will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. This is a perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels are welcome. All glass and supplies are included in the tuition. Other dates for the same class listed above are: July 16, August 13.

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

 

Walter Cudnohufsky Watercolor Workshops

Date & Time: Monthly from October 2015 to June 2016
Fee: $105 with discounts for multiple classes, seniors
Class Location: Belding Memorial Library
Address: Main Street
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com

Tenth year! Full day (9am-5:30pm) Saturday or Sunday watercolor workshops. All skill levels welcome! All materials provided! Different subjects each class. Take one class or several. Pre-registration required. For details: walt@wcala.com,413 628 4600 ext #11, www.facebook.com/walter.cudnohufsky

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: 9.30am-3:30pm, Tuesday, May 24
Fee: $165 including materials
Organization: Cottage Street Arts School
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #4-15
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 AKUA 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 attention. Please see website for more info! Next workshops: Tuesday June 14, and Saturday September 17.

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

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