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This Week's Newsletter: August 23, 2016

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
August 23, 2016
Issue #416

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

Recent Works

Artist: Anastasia Keck
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: September 30, 2016
Reception Date: September 1, 5-8pm
Location Name: Burnett Gallery
Hours: Mon 1-5pm, Tue & Thur 9am-9pm, Wed & Sat 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-4:30pm
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.anastasiakeck.com

Keck will be exhibiting 2D mixed media pieces that combine digital photography, printmaking, and painting. She starts with objects and moments from her past and transforms their original form through layers of projectors, Photoshop, and paint. She is interested in how any one object or moment in time has an infinite amount of possible meanings and significance and can be woven into a story or a visual field to create a variety of meanings and truths that expand and transform their original story.

Contact: Anastasia Keck
Anastasia.keck@gmail.com

 

The Weight of Things

Artist: Rebecca Muller
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: October 1, 2016
Reception Date: September 1, 5-8pm
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

A mixed-media exploration by Rebecca Muller. Artists in Conversation, an informal discussion with the exhibiting artist, takes place on Thursday, September 15, 7:30pm. Rebecca Muller combines materials such as eroded metal, rod, wood, mesh and thread to explore the impact of force upon matter. Force, real or implied, leaves a residue: heavy, burdensome, loaded or biased, potent and powerful. In this exhibit, small and large constructions tread lightly in the space.

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

 

Portrait and Landscape Drawings

Artist: Gregory Chilenski
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: September 30, 2016
Reception Date: September 1, 5-7pm
Location Name: Amherst Chamber of Commerce Art Gallery
Hours: M-F 9am-4pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst

Gregory Chilenski, a landscape and portrait painter of 20 years, has been looking at people as a therapist for over 30 years, so it is timely for him to now to concentrate on portraiture, showing peoples' inner selves through looking and listening at the same time. He states: "Color gets me free of words. Standing at the easel, in front of a sitter or a landscape, with oil crayons sometimes as big as a flashlight, I make light happen through how colors ignite each other."

Contact: Kim Alli
kim@amherstarea.com

 

RETURN: Illustrations by Aaron Becker

Artist: Aaron Becker
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: October 1, 2016
Reception Date: September 1, 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

RETURN to the world of JOURNEY, with an exhibit celebrating the artwork behind the award-winning wordless picture book trilogy by local author and illustrator, Aaron Becker. RETURN just debuted at #1 on the NYT Best Seller list. The show will include original artwork, sketches, and giclée prints from the series. Artist's reception: Saturday, September 10th, 4:30-7:30pm. Aaron will be available to sign copies of his books at both receptions.

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

 

Six / Photography

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 4, 2016
End Date: August 27, 2016
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Six is a group show offering diverse approaches to photography, including abstraction, mixed media, classic prints, and wall installation. Artists in Conversation, an informal discussion with the artists, is on August 18 at 7:30pm. Artists: Marianne Connolly, Sue Katz, Gloria Kegeles, Rebecca Muller, Larry Rankin, and Rochelle Shicoff.

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

 

Block Prints

Artist: Neil Brigham
Start Date: August 4, 2016
End Date: October 27, 2016
Reception Date: September 1
Location Name: Jewish Community of Amherst
Address: Tue-Thur 10am-4pm, Fri & Sun 10am-2pm
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.neilbrigham.com

Illustrator and Printmaker, Neil Brigham, presents, Block Prints, a selection of his linocut block prints. After earning a Masters of Art in Illustration from Syracuse University, Neil has divided his art-making time between freelance illustration projects and printmaking. He is faculty and a member of Zea Mays Printmaking Studio in Florence. Neil's block prints can be found in the collection of the Boston Athenaeum.

Contact: Neil Brigham
neilbrigham@yahoo.com

 

Kate Spencer

Artist: Kate Spencer
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: August 31, 2016
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst

Kate Spencer of Montague will be showing her oil paintings at the Amherst Town Hall for the months of July and August.

Contact: Kate Spencer
413-824-1212

 

Hot Off The Press: Prints from the Zea Mays Printmaking Flat File Project

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 7, 2016
End Date: August 25, 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

This exciting exhibit of works on paper has been curated from the Zea Mays Printmaking Flat File. The Flat File houses over 50 portfolios of prints by member artists, including etchings, monoprints, woodcuts and linoleum prints, photo etchings and lithographs, serigraphs and mixed media prints. This show features work from the Flat File from more than 24 artists.

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

 

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

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Women of Mali

Artist: Joan Davis
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: September 30, 2016
Reception Date: Sunday, September 25, 3:30pm
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

A friend and I took an extraordinary trip to Mali in the winter of 2010. We were captivated by the women we met -- by their indefatigable industry, their wonderfully colorful dress and their unfailingly cheerful welcome of strangers. Using photographs taken on this trip, I have tried to capture this amazing African spirit, present not only in Mali but in other African venues we have visited.

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

 

Wanderings

Artists: AD Tinkham, Jesse Connor
Start Date: August 13, 2016
End Date: September 7, 2016
Location Name: Nash Gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.nashgalleryart.com

Both artists are captivated by the mystery of weather, atmosphere, water and geology. Connor and Tinkham have painted together in Key West, Western Mass and Nova Scotia. Tinkham is inspired by weather of the marine environment. His paintings and drawings are focused on places from Labrador to Cuba. Cape Cod to Key West. Connor primarily works from western ma landscape, including elements of marshlands, woodlands and the architecture of New England's industrial and agricultural past.

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

 

The Most Unknown Known

Artist: Ricky Silverspoon
Start Date: August 13, 2016
End Date: September 3, 2016
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: See website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com

Ricky Silverspoon is an artist with no formal artistic education. His work features many urban and street influences as a transference onto canvas of pop culture and street archaeology, as well as strong references and homages to historical figures or other works of art throughout his body of work.

 

Marie Fiat

Artist: Marie Fiat
Start Date: August 1, 2016
End Date: August 31, 2016
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

Ms. Fiat is a self-taught artist who resides in Easthampton for most of her life. She creatively expresses her dreams and emotions in her paintings; favoring watercolor, using both wet wash and dry brush techniques. In 2014, she took a Zentangle class at the Easthampton Senior Center. Because Zentangle is a complicated-looking drawing that grows and changes in different directions, it helps focus and relax the mind and offers the artist creative confidence.

Contact: Nora Blake
ehampton@cwmars.org
413-527-1031

 

The Joys of Summer

Artists: Easthampton Art Guild (EAG)
Start Date: August 2, 2016
End Date: September 29, 2016
Location Name: Easthampton City Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Address: 50 Payson Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Enjoy the images of "The Joys of Summer" in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel and mixed media painted by the members of the EAG. Participating EAG members are Elizabeth Chase, Terry Faivre, Eleanor Herman, Debra Hughes, Nancy Nickerson, Lois, Peirent, Nancy Perry, Joanne O'Leary, Marjorie Tauer and Betty Schaffer.

Contact: Elizabeth Chase
mountainvue@yahoo.com
413-527-3875

 

Migration Stories and Other Curious Lore

Artist: Lynn Sisler
Start Date: August 3, 2016
End Date: August 25, 2016
Location Name: ECA+ Gallery
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Lynn Sisler's 'Migration Stories' come from the space between the scientific study of nature, from the ancient past to the present, and the artist's interpretation of these narratives through a spiritual lens.

Contact: Lynn Sisler
lynnsislerart@gmail.com

 

Plein Air Inspirations

Artists: Hilltown Plein Air Painters
Start Date: August 1, 2016
End Date: August 31, 2016
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

The Hilltown Plein Air Painters have been painting together since 2003, exploring the hilltowns and beyond while pursuing their art. The group has had several group shows including their Tenth Anniversary Show at Hosmer Gallery in Northampton: "Road Trip: Route 66" which were scenes painted along Route 66 starting in Northampton and ending in Huntington. The group enjoys painting scenes that have local interest, that make our area unique, and celebrate the beauty and history of New England.

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

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Deerfield, February 1704: Contact, Conflict, & Combat

Artist: Jim Murphy
Start Date: August 30, 2016
End Date: September 30, 2016
Reception Date: September 2, 6-8pm
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/events/1742970569278329/

A fresh look at the historic events that took place in Deerfield, Massachusetts in February of 1704. Join us for an opening reception coinciding with First Friday Greenfield on September 2nd, from 6-8pm. The show will hang through the month of September. Additional events related to the show are being planned throughout the month; please check back for details.

Contact: Rachael or Kate
TheGreenfieldGallery@gmail.com
413-772-9334

 

Retrospective: Local New England Views

Artist: Charles Unaitis
Start Date: August 22, 2016
End Date: September 16, 2016
Reception Date: Friday, September 9, 5-7pm
Location Name: Artspace Greenfield
Hours: August: M-F 8:30am-1pm; September: 12-2:30pm & 4-6pm
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Landscape paintings of local New England views.

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

 

Hadley Exhibits/Events

The Sky and Earth

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: October 28, 2016
Reception Date: Thursday, September 8, 4-6pm
Location Name: US Fish & Wildlife Service
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: 300 Westgate Center Drive
City/Town: Hadley

For this exhibition, four artists, Janet Walerstein Winston, Rochelle Shicoff, Julie Lapping Rivera, and Larry Rankin have each expressed a relationship to nature in their own chosen art form: printmaking, painting, mixed media, and photography.

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

 

Montague Exhibits/Events

Summer Celebration

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 1, 2016
End Date: August 29, 2016
Location Name: Sawmill River Arts Gallery at the Montague Bookmill
Hours: Mon & Wed 11am-3pm, Thur-Sun 12-6pm
Address: 440 Greenfield Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.sawmillriverarts.com

Celebrate the summer with artists at what is quite possibly the friendliest gallery you'll ever visit. See recent work and catch up at the reception with artists from our collective: Louise Minks, Roy Mansur, Christine Mero, Christine Pellerin, Patricia Czepiel Hayes, Joan Levy. (Image by photographer Roy Mansur.)

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

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

What I Am

Artist: Denise Beaudet
Start Date: August 26, 2016
End Date: August 28, 2016
Reception Date: Saturday, August 27, 5-8pm
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

This is a showing of more than 150 tiny paintings and photos full of narrative rememberings and woodland critters, meant to bring meaningful, affordable Art to Local Peoples. The proceeds from this show will fund the final leg of the Roots To Resistance Project which uses Art and Activism here in the Valley to support and partner with Women Activists across the Globe.

Contact: Lisa Thompson
lisathompson@apearts.org
413-586-5553

 

Summer 2016

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 1, 2016
End Date: September 30, 2016
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

Stanley Bielen, Jaq Chartier, Marc Civitarese, Stephen St. Francis Decky, Jeff Gola, Hale Johnson, Travis Louie, Mallory Lake, Elliot Offner, Rick Pas, Larry Preston, Scott Prior, Robert Sweeney, Nannette Vonnegut, Eric Wert, Brad Woodfin, Yin Yong Chun, Chie Yoshii.

Contact: 413-587-9880

 

The Norwood Engineering Building: A Florence Landmark

Artists: Paul Griffin, Peter Norman
Start Date: August 12, 2016
End Date: September 4, 2016
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat, 10-4, Sun 12-5
Address: 6 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historicnorthampton.org

Like many of the large nineteenth century brick factory buildings scattered throughout Florence, the nondescript Norwood Engineering building on North Maple Street has long played a role in the economic and cultural evolution of our community. Photographers Paul Griffin and Peter Norman have documented the current occupants. Historical photos and artifacts will also be on display.

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

 

Alicia Hunsicker

Artist: Alicia Hunsicker
Start Date: July 3, 2016
End Date: August 28, 2016
Location Name: Provisions
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 11am-7pm
Address: 30 Crafts Avenue
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.aliciahunsicker.com

Alicia Hunsicker will be showing her science inspired paintings at Provisions for the month through August.

Contact: Alicia Hunsicker
aliciahunsicker@verizon.net

 

Eric Avery: AIDS Work

Start Date: August 12, 2016
End Date: December 11, 2016
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton

Includes more than 30 prints and books by Dr. Eric Avery acquired by Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) and the Mortimer Rare Book Room in 2014. This group represents a cohesive and important body of work that documents three decades in the life of the major public health crisis of AIDS (Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome). As an artist, physician, and gay man, Avery was at the center of the crisis both personally and professionally.

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

 

Dog Days

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 4, 2016
End Date: August 28, 2016
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

A group show that brings together work by members and invited guests. Exhibiting artists pledge that a minimum of 5% of sales proceeds will be donated to the Dakin Humane Society. Dog Days are the hottest, most sultry, uncomfortable days of the Northern summer. Since its inception in 1969, Dakin has become one of the most recognized nonprofit organizations in the Pioneer Valley and a national leader in animal welfare. www.dakinhumane.org

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Paintings from the Gallery

Artist: Dawn Nolan Lombardi
Start Date: August 1, 2016
End Date: October 31, 2016
Location Name: 22 Atwood Drive, 2nd floor waiting area
Hours: 8am-5pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive
City/Town: Northampton

The artist prefers working live (en plein air) and enjoys capturing main events onto her canvas. She is highly decorated having won many awards. Dawn has designed the Governor of CT's Holiday cards and ornaments as well as holiday painting for The White House. Her exhibit will feature local scenes along with surrounding gardens.

Contact: Dawn Nolan Lombardi
dlombardigallery@gmail.com

 

Twenty Matches Forty Lives Changed

Artists: Big Brothers Big Sisters
Start Date: August 1, 2016
End Date: August 31, 2016
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, New Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County made their first match in 1975. In these 40 years, over 2000 kids (aged 6-16) have been matched with mentors through the program. The photo exhibit presents a view of 20 of these matches.

Contact: Elaine Puleo
empuleo@gmail.com

 

Light and Color in the Seasons

Artist: Karen Evans
Start Date: August 1, 2016
End Date: August 31, 2016
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: karenjevans.wix.com/paintings

Karen Evans favorite subject is the reflected light seen in skies, trees and fields, and especially water. This light can reflect, dissolve, reshape and unify a space, and in doing so, change what we see. My paintings of local landscapes and still life explore the new forms and visual pathways that light can reveal. I hope that people looking at my paintings of familiar sites will find pleasure and a fresh eye.

Contact: Karen Evans
karenevans@verizon.com

 

Progressions

Artists: David Andrews, Karen Chapman, Nina Rossi
Start Date: August 2, 2016
End Date: August 30, 2016
Reception Date: August 23, 6-8pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9-9, Tue & Thur 1-5, Fri 9-5
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Diverse in style and medium, yet similar in their dedication to their particular artistic journey, the three artists in "Progressions" present work in their chosen themes and media. David Andrews' graphite drawings explore elemental organic forms. Karen Chapman's abstract paintings on canvas reference naturalistic forms. Nina Rossi constructs geometric figures of painted wood.

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

 

Anamnesis of Place

Artist: Joanne Holtje
Start Date: August 4, 2016
End Date: August 28, 2016
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Joanne Holtje's first show at the Oxbow Gallery is an exploration of natural spaces from memories so distant that they merge with imagined places. Abstract and evocative, Holtje's oil paintings invite the viewer to experience their own remembrances. www.joanneholtje.com

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

The Lay of the Land: Contemporary Landscapes from the Collection

Start Date: June 17, 2016
End Date: September 11, 2016
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu

The Lay of the Land: Contemporary Landscapes from the Collection, entirely drawn from works in SCMA's holdings, offers a wide variety of contemporary perspectives by American artists on the landscape in its natural, altered, or re-imagined forms. Featuring a range of topographies from cultivated lands to forest and desert, The Lay of the Land highlights new acquisitions, as well as works being displayed for the first time.

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

 

Shelburne Exhibits/Events

Ken, Glenn and Morgan Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 1, 2016
End Date: October 31, 2016
Location Name: Little Big House Gallery
Hours: by appt
Address: 323 Patten Road
City/Town: Shelburne

Ken Ridler was a primitive painter who inspired his son Glenn to paint. Glenn has an MFA in painting and has made art his life's work. Glenn put a pencil in his daughter Morgan's hand when she was two years old. This show is a collection of paintings by all three creative members of the Ridler family.

Contact: 413-625-6697

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Flower Power

Artist: Kerry Stone
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: October 30, 2016
Reception Date: Sunday, October 2, 4-6pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

The exuberant color and brush strokes of Warwick painter Kerry Stone bring the garden right onto the walls of Salmon Falls Gallery this September and October. Her exhibit is titled “Flower Power” and Kerry really brings it! Her paintings can be quite large, inviting you to metaphorically step right into the scene. As the artist states, “Flowers add tremendous beauty, color, fascination and grace to our everyday lives.”

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

 

Birds & Circles

Artist: Q Holmes
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: October 30, 2016
Reception Date: Saturday, September 24, 4-6pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Paintings by Ashfield artist Q Holmes. Reception September 24, 4-6pm, Artist’s talk entitled: "Hamburger vs. Dumpling" at 4pm. Music by Philipe and Peter, playing from the Great American Songbook.

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

 

On Pens and Needles

Artist: Sandy Tobin
Start Date: July 27, 2016
End Date: August 29, 2016
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.ShelburneArtsCoop.com

Calligraphy and Fiber Art by Sandy Tobin.

Contact: 413-625-9324

 

Joining Heaven and Earth

Artist: Peter London
Start Date: August 4, 2016
End Date: August 28, 2016
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Joining Heaven and Earth by Shelburne artist Peter London is a series of oil pastel and colored pencil drawings on litho paper. The collection explores London's belief that the imperative of art is to join heaven and earth.

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

 

It's never the same but it's always still EXACTLY; Palimpsests

Artist: Janice Sorensen
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: August 28, 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

Buckland painter Janice Sorensen exhibits a series of works created by layering organic matter, spray paint, hardware and string over previously painted canvases. The works explore art, ownership, letting go and the nature of change.

Contact: Michele Desabrais
SalmonFalls@megaplanet.com
413-625-9833

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Tango: Contemporary Art of Argentina

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 26, 2016
End Date: September 25, 2016
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 12-3pm
Address: Tower Square, 1500 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.art4thesoul.org

Join us as we celebrate Tango: Contemporary Art of Argentina.

Contact: 413-301-6314

 

National Parks Centennial Exhibit: A Century of Service

Start Date: May 26, 2016
End Date: January 31, 2017
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.

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

 

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

 

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

Local Color

Artist: Jenny Tibbetts
Start Date: August 1, 2016
End Date: August 31, 2016
Location Name: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: 7days, 10am-6pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: jennytibbetts.wix.com/paintings

This exhibit of paintings and pastels by Jenny Tibbetts consists of rural and urban landscapes referencing many local settings. Jenny takes her initial color cues from nature but her final color choices express an intuitive response to her subject. Her paintings reflect a glowing luminosity and moody play of light across a variety of surfaces.

Contact: Jenny Tibbetts
jtibbetts@nmhschool.org

 

Clouds

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 7, 2016
End Date: August 27, 2016
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

Images from the "sky of mind" of three artists fill the Nook. Clouds light up as wall sculptures; clouds arise from the pen and ink details of brick; clouds scud across small canvases.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Martin Weinstein

Artist: Martin Weinstein
Start Date: August 1, 2016
End Date: August 31, 2016
Location Name: Jasper Rand Art Museum, Westfield Athenaeum
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:30am-8am, Fri 8:30-5pm
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield

Weinstein was born in New York City in 1952. His father was also a painter, and had trained at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris where he worked in Georges Roualt's studio. After receiving his BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Martin returned to paint in New York City and the Hudson Valley. Weinstein's work consists primarily of paintings executed on layers of transparent acrylic sheet. The subjects include landscapes, flowers and figures.

 

Men & Metal

Artists: Sebastian Glebocki, Christopher Lyons, Vincent Caruso
Start Date: July 29, 2016
End Date: September 5, 2016
Location Name: WOW/WCA's Shoppe/Gallery
Address: 105 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfieldcreativearts.com

Three local metal artists are being featured with a wide arrange of sculpture, photographs and stained-glass.

Contact: 413-579-5967

 

Wilbraham Exhibits/Events

Kathy Lehndorff, Artmaker (1947-2015)

Artist: Kathy Lehndorff
Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: September 29, 2016
End Date: September 17
Location Name: The Brooks Room, Wilbraham Public Library
Hours: Mon-Wed 9am-8pm, Thur-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm
Address: 25 Crane Park Drive
City/Town: Wilbraham
Website: www.wilbrahamlibrary.org

Selected mixed-media work by the late artist Kathy Lehndorff of Hampden and Holyoke will be on display the month of September. Kathy passed away in October from Huntington's Disease. She was an active member of the Valley art community. The reception on September 17 will also be a celebration of her life as an artist. Partial proceeds will benefit the Huntington's Disease Program at UConn Health Center.

Contact: Peter Lehndorff
peter@lehndorff.com
413-233-8348

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

The Cottage Street Paint Out!

Sponsoring Group Name: Nash Gallery
Submission Due Date: September 7, 6pm
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.nashgalleryart.com

Join the Cottage Street Paint Out! Between August 27 and September 7, artists are invited to paint a painting "en plain aire" within the geographical boundaries of the Cottage Street Cultural District or "of/including" the Cultural District (lots of room for creativity here!). No registration is required. Paintings are due to Nash Gallery by 6pm on September 7 and must be sufficiently dry and wired to hang. An Artist Reception will be held during Art Walk Easthampton on September 10, 5-8pm. More information on website.

 

2016 NEPR Art Mug

Sponsoring Group Name: New England Public Radio
Submission Due Date: September 20
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nepr.net/artmug/

New England Public Radio is seeking submissions from local artists for our 11th Annual Art Mug! We’re looking for a unique design created exclusively for New England Public Radio that reflects your interpretation or appreciation of the station, our programming, or even our home in western New England. Just think, many of the 160,000+ weekly listeners may be drinking coffee from your design while listening to Morning Edition each morning.

Contact: Burns Maxey
webmaster@nepr.net
413-735-6606

 

Ware Fair and Flea

Sponsoring Group Name: The Ware Center Meeting House and Museum
Submission Due Date: September 17
Submission Fees: $10 for a 10 x 10 space
City/Town: Ware

Call for artists, crafters, and vendors. The Ware Center Meeting House and Museum is seeking exhibitors for our annual Ware Fair and Flea at the Ware Center Meeting House on Saturday, September 17. Whether you have a talent or information to share, a craft or attic treasure to sell, we invite you to join in the fun at our annual Fair and Flea! Vendor space is just $10 for a 10 x 10 space! All proceeds for the Fair and Flea are used for the ongoing restoration of the Ware Center Meeting House.

Contact: Carol
warecentermeetinghouse@gmail.com
413-967-8304

 

Art Stop(s)

Sponsoring Group Name: Springfield Central Cultural District
Submission Due Date: September 1
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.SpringfieldCulture.Org/artistresources

The Springfield Cultural District is seeking art to display in three unexpected spaces in Downtown, all highly public, trafficked, and visible to residents and employees of the area. Solo galleries will be in place in these locations for a 4-month period and then will be removed to allow for new art. A joint opening reception will be held between the three locations with music and other entertainment, provided by the SCCD. Displayed art will be advertised for sale. RFP and application on the website.

Contact: Morgan Drewniany
Morgan@SpringfieldCulture.Org
413-454-1195

 

Paint Out in the Hilltowns

Sponsoring Group Name: The Trustees
Submission Due Date: October 1
Submission Fees: $5 Trustees Members, $10 Nonmembers
City/Town: Cummington
Website: www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/pioneer-valley/event-28657.html

Plein air painters are invited to paint the scenic landscapes of the hilltowns at 3 of The Trustees' hilltown properties: The William Cullen Bryant Homestead (Cummington), Notchview (Windsor), and The Chesterfield Gorge (Chesterfield). All work produced by registered participants of the paint out will be on display in an evening art show at the William Cullen Bryant Homestead for all to come and see. Paint Out is 1-3:30pm. Evening art show opens at 6pm.

Contact: Andrea Caluori
acaluori@thetrustees.org
413-628-4485

 

Celebrate Fiber Arts

Sponsoring Group Name: Monson Arts Council
Submission Due Date: September 10
Submission Fees: $25 One Entry, $35 Two Entries, $45 Three Entries
City/Town: Monson
Website: www.monsonartscouncil.com

We are seeking artists in Felting, Quilting and Weaving to enter our open show Celebrate Fiber Arts to be held in four venues on Main Street in Monson, September 30, October 1 & 2, 2016. A festival for fiber artists, we will showcase the amazing work and beautiful designs of artists working with fabric. Here is an opportunity to show your work in our region plus an opportunity to sell your work - all entrants may be in our sales shop. Juried prizes = $1800.

Contact: Maureen Solomon
Celebratefiberarts@yahoo.com
413-267-3042

 

Spring 2017 Paradise City Arts Festivals

Sponsoring Group Name: Paradise City Arts Festivals
Submission Due Date: September 8
Submission Fees: $30 for one show, $15 for each additional show
City/Town: Northampton and Marlborough
Website: www.paradisecityarts.com

Apply online today! Paradise City presents New England's leading shows of handmade craft, painting and sculpture. Paradise City's events showcase fresh, innovative work in all media in beautiful indoor settings, with outdoor space available in Northampton for large-scale sculpture. Applications from new and emerging artists are encouraged. For 22 years Paradise City has been known for setting new standards in show publicity and marketing, and for its user-friendly approach to artists.

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

 

The 4th Annual CHEAP ART SHOW

Sponsoring Group Name: Creative Community Connections (C3) of Deerfield
Submission Due Date: October 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: South Deerfield

A one-day show that celebrates financial accessibility to art. Feel free to bring originals, or you could bring small works, seconds, mistakes, copies, or work that has been hanging around your studio forever and you would like to move out. We always get a great turn out and the art sells fast. Sunday, November 6, 2-5pm, at the Polish American Club, South Deerfield. Music and Refreshments, Cash Bar. All art priced $15 and under. Artists: please email for details and to sign up. No fee. Space is limited.

Contact: Erika Higgins Ross
c3deerfield@gmail.com
413-824-2249

 

8th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: October 29
Submission Fees: $25 per entry before October 15; $30 after
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

Five Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media (pencil drawing, charcoals, pen and inks, block prints, collage, encaustics). Show Dates: November 1-25, 2016. Awards: Total $1,250 – Best in Show ($250) and 1st ($100), 2nd ($60), 3rd ($40) in each Category plus Honorable Mentions for a total of 26 awards. The Art Show is to benefit the Agawam Public Library and to help recognize and encourage artists. Download Prospectus / Entry form on website.

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

 

The Burnett Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: The Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library
Submission Due Date: October 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.joneslibrary.org/205/Application-to-Exhibit

The Burnett Gallery monthly exhibits display the work of community artists and crafts people, who exhibit a variety of media, styles, and viewpoints, and levels of artistic experience. Burnett Gallery openings are a stop on Amherst's First Thursday Art Walk. An application to exhibit in the Burnett Gallery is available on the Jones Library website and may be submitted by individuals or groups from Amherst and surrounding towns.

Contact: Arthur Mange
amange@bio.umass.edu
413-253-7769

 

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

Introduction to Adobe InDesign

Date & Time: 9am-5pm, August 30 - September 2
Fee: $300
Organization: The Conway School
Class Location: Mill 180
Address: 180 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.csld.edu/2016/08/workshop-august-30-september-2-introduction-adobe-indesign/

The Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, offers excellent tools for designers and planners to distill complex social and environmental data into compelling documents that inform and inspire. This summer, come learn fundamental tools and techniques to communicate your big ideas with the Conway School of Landscape Design.

Contact: Kate Cholakis
Kate@csld.edu

 

Easthampton City Arts+ Grant Writing Workshop

Date & Time: September 14, 6:30-8:30pm
Fee: free
Class Location: Easthampton City Arts+
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/grants

ECA+ announces new online applications for the upcoming MCC 2017 grant cycle. Applications are being accepted for programming in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences for projects benefitting the residents of Easthampton. The deadline for applications is October 17, 2016. ECA+ has also scheduled a free Grant Writing Workshop. Attendees will learn about guidelines, priorities, and the new online application process.

Contact: Christy Crutchfield
ecagrants@easthampton.org
404-626-0789

 

Acrylic Landscape Painting

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 10am-12pm OR 6-8pm, September 13 - October 25
Fee: $295, materials fee $20 or bring your own supplies (list provided at registration)
Organization: Lynne Adams Art
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.lynneadamsart.com

Explore the benefits of acrylic paint using landscape as your subject matter. No experience necessary! Beginners will get a jump start into painting and more experienced artists will learn ways to paint quickly and more effectively, bringing their painting to the next level. "Color Boot Camp" and demos by the instructor are really useful components of the workshop.

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

 

Drawing for Everyone

Date & Time: Saturdays (and one Sunday) 10am-12:30pm, September 3 - October 2
Fee: $195
Class Location: Menagerie Studio
Address: 40 Berkshire Terrace
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.lynnsisler.com/classes-workshops.html

This drawing class is for those who are interested in improving their realistic drawing skills, even if you are convinced that you "can't draw". The class is based on the principles of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, but will not adhere strictly to the curriculum in the book. We will meet for 5 sessions, each session focusing on a specific, vital drawing skill. Specific activities to be practiced at home between classes will be part of the learning experience. All levels welcome.

Contact: Lynn Sisler
lynnsislerart@gmail.com
404-680-9690

 

Introduction to the Public Art Process Workshop (Easthampton)

Date & Time: September 21, 5:30-8pm
Fee: Free; pre-registration required
Organization: UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service
Class Location: Flywheel Arts Collective
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.umass.edu/aes/introduction-public-art-process-workshops-fall-2016

Public Art projects, whether free-standing artworks or community-engagement projects, are excellent opportunities for Pioneer Valley artists to expand their vision, be paid to make art, build their portfolio, and have their work seen by a diverse audience within our region and beyond. Open to artists of all mediums, participants in this workshop will receive an overview of the unique issues, skills needed, and steps required to create a competitive public art project application.

Contact: aes@acad.umass.edu

 

Introduction to the Public Art Process Workshop (Holyoke)

Date & Time: September 28, 5:30-8pm
Fee: Free; pre-registration required
Organization: UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service
Class Location: Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center
Address: 100 Bigelow Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.umass.edu/aes/introduction-public-art-process-workshops-fall-2016

Public Art projects, whether free-standing artworks or community-engagement projects, are excellent opportunities for Pioneer Valley artists to expand their vision, be paid to make art, build their portfolio, and have their work seen by a diverse audience within our region and beyond. Open to artists of all mediums, participants in this workshop will receive an overview of the unique issues, skills needed, and steps required to create a competitive public art project application.

Contact: aes@acad.umass.edu

 

Marie Flahive Art Studio Fall watercolor classes

Date & Time: starts September 10
Class Location: Marie Flahive Art Studio
Address: 22 Cherry Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.marieflahive.com

A two session course, "The ULTIMATE BEGINNER", will be held on Saturday mornings September 10 and 17. Following these classes, participants are encouraged to continue painting in one of the three OPEN STUDIO PLUS sessions which will continue throughout October. The multi-level watercolor OPEN STUDIO PLUS series (consisting of instruction, an exercise, and time to paint ) will be held on Monday evenings or Tuesdays during the daytime, in September and October.

Contact: marieflahivestudio@gmail.com
413-330 5725

 

Japanese Stab Bookbinding

Date & Time: August 27, 11am-5pm
Fee: Suggested donation $25-$50
Organization: Khandroling Paper Cooperative
Class Location: Tsegyalgar
Address: 18 Schoolhouse Road
City/Town: Conway
Website: khandrolingpapers.blogspot.com/2016/08/japanese-bookmaking-class-with-patricia.html

In this workshop we will make three different books with Japanese stab binding, using handmade papers for the covers and waxed linen thread or ribbon for the binding. We will do three simple patterns and explore more complex patterns for the more adventurous.

Contact: Jacqueline Gens
jacqueline.gens@gmail.com

 

Artist Workshops with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: ongoing
Class Location: Valley View Studio and Gallery
City/Town: Pelham
Website: www.lornaritz.com

Technical and Aesthetic Instruction: A critical approach to your painting and drawing. A year long series of six weekly three hour classes, both landscape and figure. Lorna encourages artists to ask questions on paper or canvas with curiosity, rather than stating only what the eye perceptually sees. The eye, instead, moves around and not just on the object being drawn or painted, so that movement is created through color relationships. questions: lenajenny3@yahoo.com

Contact: gchilenski@gmail.com
207-975-2659

 

Nuno Felt Scarf

Date & Time: Saturday, September 10, 10am-4:30pm
Fee: $95 plus materials
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 122 Pleasant Street, Ste 104
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/product/nuno-felted-scarf-nancy-dorian/

You will be elated as you transform layers of hand-painted silk, sumptuous merino wool roving, novelty and other silk embellishments into gorgeous flowing fabric. During the felting process, the wool fibers migrate through the weave of the silk and entangle, pulling the silk and any other embellishments along with them as they shrink. In this one-day workshop we will cover design, layout, felting, fulling and finishing creating your own art-to-wear. Beginner and experienced felters are welcome.

Contact: Christine Laverdiere
sales@feltingsupply.com
413-527-1188

 

Quiet Your Mind with Line Design

Date & Time: Saturday, September 10, 10am-1pm
Fee: $30
Organization: Westfield Creative Arts (WCA)
Class Location: Rinnova Building
Address: 105 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfieldcreativearts.com

Christine Southworth, an RN/Holistic Nurse Educator and Expressive Arts Facilitator will facilitate this workshop for a minimum of three and maximum of ten students. Supply bags, including a black and gel pen, an assortment of papers and a small canvas is included in the registration fee. Also being supplied will be plenty of papers, pens and embellishments, as well relaxing music. This innovative, simply doodling process is a creative and portable relaxation technique.

Contact: 413-579-5967

 

WCA Autumn Classes

Date & Time: starts week of September 6
Fee: $20 per session
Organization: Westfield Creative Arts (WCA)
Class Location: Rinnova Building
Address: 105 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfieldcreativearts.com

Adult art-instructional classes, including: Creative Writing, Calligraphy, Chair Caning, Crocheting, Oil Painting, Acrylics, Watercolors, Basic Drawing, Open Studio Quilting, Beginning Knitting, Beginning Sewing, Painted Gourd Crafting, Nantucket Basket Weaving, Photography, and Stained-Glass.

Contact: 413-579-5967

 

Monoprint Workshop

Date & Time: 10am-12pm, Mondays & Wednesdays; ongoing, starts August 22
Fee: $30/plus $$ for supplies
Class Location: 16 Acres
Address: 66 Glenvale Street
City/Town: Springfield

Contact: caroleguthrie@gmail.com

 

Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones

Date & Time: 5-9pm, August 29 - December 5
Fee: $75 per evening (includes all materials)
Organization: Christine Kenneally Mosaics
Class Location: Paragon Building
Address: 150 Pleasant St, Suite 236
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.christinekenneallymosaics.com

Learn how to use glass and cement to make your own mosaic stepping stone for your garden or walkway in this popular and exciting class! 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

 

Mosaic Tables

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-9pm, September 21 - November 9
Fee: $485 (includes all materials, including table)
Organization: Christine Kenneally Mosaics
Class Location: Paragon Building
Address: 150 Pleasant St, Suite 236
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.christinekenneallymosaics.com

In this 8-week class, you'll make a mosaic table! Starting with the basics, learn techniques for designing your mosaic, choosing colors, cutting glass, creating patterns, laying the pieces, and putting it all together using the indirect method. These tables are 22" x 22", an ideal size to be used as end tables in a living room, or on a patio. All materials provided. Open to all levels, this is sure to be a fun experience with an exciting result. Class will be kept small for individual instruction.

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

 

August Open Studio Salon at Menagerie Studio

Date & Time: Mondays, 9am-12pm. August 1-29
Fee: $25 per session
Class Location: Lynn Sisler: Menagerie Studio
Address: 40 Berkshire Terrace
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.lynnsisler.com/shows-and-workshops.html

This "salon" is for anyone who is working independently on 2-D or smaller 3-D (portable) artwork. Time can be spent finishing projects you have already begun or if you just want some guidance on starting new work. Instruction and feedback given on an as-needed basis by Lynn and/or other participants. Students have access to work space and some materials. In a way, it's like a book club for artists! Most of all, we relax and have fun! You must register ahead of time, no drop-ins please.

Contact: Lynn Sisler
lynnsislerart@gmail.com
404-680-9690

 

Pastel Foundations: Underpaintings and Custom Surfaces

Date & Time: Tuesdays, Sept 6 - Oct 18 (No class Sep 27th), 9:00-11:30am
Fee: $195 (Plus $15 materials fee. Note: Fee does not cover all supplies, only shared materials)
Organization: Meg Bandarra Studio
Class Location: Northampton Senior Center
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.megbandarra.com

Join pastel artist Meg Bandarra for a six-week landscape course that explores underpaintings and custom painting surfaces. Try a variety of wet and dry underpainting approaches all while discovering how the choice of color and technique affect your final piece. Create two different painting surfaces, an exciting alternative to commercially available papers! Adults of all ages and painting levels welcome. For a full description visit www.megbandarra.com *Deadline to register is August 21st.

Contact: Meg Bandarra
megbandarra@gmail.com

 

Acrylic Painting Classes

Date & Time: ongoing, Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Fee: $80 for four classes
Organization: Westfield Creative Arts
Class Location: Rinnova Building
Address: 105 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfieldcreativearts.com

Acrylic classes have landscapes, seascape and floral subjects and are for beginners although those with prior painting experience will also benefit. I will teach in a step by step process and we proceed at the participants speed in a fun class! See website for information and registration.

Contact: Richard Nowak
413-563-6565

 

Figure Drawing Fridays

Date & Time: Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm (doors open at 6 - come early if you want an easel)
Fee: $12-15 (less if more than 6 people show)
Location: Studio One (follow the signs)
Address: 71 Bradford Street
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 will be a puppy. She doesn't draw but she does like artists a lot. RSVP: requested as space is limited.

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: 9.30am-3:30pm, Saturday, September 17
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!

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

Studio / Artist Space Available

Shelburne Falls: Studio share at The Art Bank

Date available: now
Location: The Art Bank
City/Town: Shelburne Falls

1/3 share of 500 sq ft studio in The Art Bank in Shelburne Falls. Second floor, 5 windows, sink. Share with painter & mosaic artist. $170/month inc all utilities. Call 413-625-6177 between 10am-noon.

Contact: Harvey Schaktman
413-625-6177

 

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