The Valley Arts Newsletter is an email newsletter published on Tuesdays with news about art shows and events, calls for artists and opportunities, art class announcements, and studio availabilities. The information is submitted by our readers and is focused on the visual arts in the Pioneer Valley area. See the Submissions page for details about submitting your listing.

 

This Week's Newsletter: September 30, 2014

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
September 30, 2014
Issue #317

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LOOP Upcycled Art Market

Date: October 4-5, 10am-6pm
Location Name: Captain Jack's Roadside Shack
Address: 232 Northampton Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/614943111919305/

A pop-up art market showcasing artists and crafters who lean green. The free two-day outdoor happening will feature handmade repurposed art, jewelry, home decor, sculpture, children's items, furniture, clothing and accessories from over 30 artists and crafters. The event will also include local purveyors of vintage home goods, clothing, and other unique artifacts. Music provided by DJ Snack Attack and other area performers.

Contact: Mike Sjostedt
msjost@gmail.com

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Mary Jeanne Tash

Artists: Mary Jeanne Tash
Start Date: October 1, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org

Mary Jeanne was born in Danbury, CT. She is currently a health teacher, organist, photographer, mother of two, and grandmother of two. Her father gave her a camera at ten years old, and she has not been without one since. She is a candid photographer specializing in nature, children, special events, and Catholic Liturgy. However, she also does small informal weddings, reunions, and parties.

Contact: Joanne Szelag
jszelag@agawamlibrary.org
413-789-1550

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Katha: stories of lesser-known art

Artists: Anil Vangad, Baua Devi, Montu Chitrakar, Gurupada Chitrakar, Suresh Durve, Ladoo Bai
Start Date: October 7, 2014
End Date: October 28, 2014
Reception Date: October 7, 5-7pm
Location Name: Augusta Savage Gallery, UMass Amherst
Hours: Mon-Tue 1-7pm, Wed-Fri 1-5pm
Address: 180 Infirmary Way
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/fac/augusta

A group exhibition curated by Manvee Vaid showcases traditional and contemporary art from various parts of India.

Contact: Emily Everett
emilyeverett@admin.umass.edu
413-545-4482

 

A 'Pataphysical Conversation

Artist: Enid Blechman and Adipose Industries
Start Date: October 5, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Reception Date: Sunday, October 5, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass Amherst
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Enid Blechman, born in NYC, now divides her time between coastal Florida & Easthampton. She received a NYFA Fellowship & appeared in New American Painting. Her recent move to Florida raised environmental concerns and was the impetus for a new body of work. As founder and CEO of the fictional corporation Adipose Industries, she explores the repurposing of human fat and has recently turned the ocean upside down to become the first astronaut of the sea.

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

 

Recent Work

Artist: Diana MacKenzie
Start Date: October 5, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Reception Date: Sunday, October 5, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Incubator Project Space, UMass Amherst
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

This series of grid-based work begins as flat drypoint etchings, printed on large sheets of paper or fabric, which are then cut & folded or sewn into sculptures. MacKenzie is the Public Art Program Educator at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. She received a BFA in Printmaking from Syracuse University in 2005. www.dianamackenzie.com

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

 

Shape Meditations and Recent Monotype Prints

Artist: Amanda Barrow
Start Date: October 1, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Recetion Date: Saturday, October 18, 4-7pm
Location Name: Hope and Feathers Gallery
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Monotype Prints and Chine-colle prints will be on display alongside a constellation / installation of wood "Shape Meditations". The reception on October 18 which will feature a conversation with artist Kim Carlino at 5 pm. regarding Barrow's work. Art Walk Opening: Thursday, October 2, 5-8pm. "Play for the Art": Saturday, November 1, 4-5:30pm.

Contact: simone@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197

 

A Tribute to Ruth and Svetozar Radakovich

Artists: Ruth and Svetozar Radakovich
Start Date: September 4, 2014
End Date: October 25, 2014
Location Name: FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art
Hours: Tue-Wed 11am-6pm, Thur-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-7pm
Address: 236 North Pleasant Street, Suite 101
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.FOLCWALD.com

FOLCWALD is proud to present their grand opening retrospective on the life and works of Ruth and Svetozar Radakovich, one of the most influential artisan couples from the Mid-Century Craft and California Design movements, most famous for their innovations in jewelry and sculptural arts. Amherst Art Walk: 5-8pm, October 2nd.

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

 

The Texture of the Soul

Artist: group show
Start Date: September 10, 2014
End Date: October 1, 2014
Location Name: Augusta Savage Gallery
Hours: Mon-Tues 1-7pm, Wed-Fri 1-5pm
Address: 180 Infirmary Way, UMass Amherst
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/fac/augusta/

Curated by Kate Jansyn, this group of New York City artists turn contemplation into complex texture and passionate color, offering us a way of seeing magnificence in ordinary things. The artists, working in fabric, paper, and paint include Michael Wilson, Carin Kulb Dangot, Carlos Luis DeMedeiros, and Kathleen Jansyn

Contact: Emily Everett,
emilyeverett@admin.umass.edu

 

Five Decades, Paintings Prints and Drawings, 1945-1995

Artist: John Grillo
Start Date: September 11, 2014
End Date: October 11, 2014
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: 125a Herter Hall, UMass Amherst
City/Town: Amherst

A survey exhibition tracing the formal and conceptual evolution of the artist's expansive oeuvre across a period of sixty years. Throughout the long course of his rich and prolific career, John Grillo has proven himself to be an artist of uncommon aesthetic intelligence and originality who has kept painting alive - kept it vital and inventive as well as amusing and telling - as a medium of humanistic discourse.

Contact: Trevor Richardson
413-545-0976

 

Zephyr

Artist: Deborra Stewart Pettengill
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: September 30, 2014
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass Amherst
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

The sculptures in this exhibition continue a metaphorical exploration of transition, joint dependence, support and coalescence. The pieces are interconnected by a common formal theme, repeated within each piece and reiterated throughout the body of work. These elements are cut from flat, woven geometric shapes, and formed into organic modular units and gathered into a relationship with other similar forms. Each work becomes a point of reflection, and meditation.

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

 

Living Paint

Artist: Sarah Meyers Brent
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: September 30, 2014
Location Name: Hampden Incubator Project Space, UMass Amherst
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Sarah's works explore the viscous ooze at the creation and termination of life. Using globs of dried paint, recycled fabric, paint rags, and decaying flowers, her mixed-media pieces flow out of and accrete to the canvas and walls.

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

 

it rises in to wide open space

Artist: Tim McDonald
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: September 30, 2014
Location Name: Hampden Studio Gallery, UMass Amherst
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

For Tim McDonal, drawing is an holistic and ritual activity of the body. The moment of making a mark is the ground of imagination (located in the body). Perception is a natural system; an ecology of mind in which the perceiver is not separate from that which is perceived. The initiation of a mark is a primary point of contact, of clarity, that is before language, before thought--an original root experience of imagination, a manifestation of our animal mind operating along a wild edge.

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

 

Walid Raad

Artist: Walid Raad
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: December 7, 2014
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2pm-5pm
Address: 151 Presidents Drive, UMass Amherst
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca

One of the most influential artists from the Middle East, Walid Raad's work explores the experiences and representations of war through video, photography and performance. His work plays on the blurred boundaries between fact and fiction.

Contact: umca@acad.umass.edu

 

Nathan Hilu's Journal: Word, Image, Memory

Artist: Nathan Hilu
Start Date: April, 2014
End Date: September 30, 2014
Location Name: The Yiddish Book Center
Hours: Sun-Fri 10am-4pm
Address: 1021 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.yiddishbookcenter.org

Nathan Hilu's drawings-done in crayon and marker, on a "canvas" of shirt-insert cardboard from his neighborhood dry cleaner, and annotated with handwritten text that sometimes spills on to the back of his pieces-are exuberant, highly engaging examples of what experts call "outsider art."

Contact: 413-256-4900

 

It Came to Pass

Artist: Rochelle Shicoff
Start Date: August 7, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Location Name: Jewish Community of Amherst
Hours: Tue-Fri 10:30am-4pm, Sun 10-1pm
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

My latest series of photomontages, depicts sacred objects from currently functioning Lower Eastside, NYC historic orthodox synagogues. 1 room synagogues known as "stebbels" established early in the 20th century by newly arrived immigrants, are also shown. The photographs highlight only ritual objects such as "torahs", "tallism" and "seddurim." In this work the focus is to emphasize and express the intimacy and power of particular sacred objects.

 

Chicopee Exhibits/Events

Paintings of Ireland: A Sense of Place

Artist: Vincent Crotty
Start Date: August 30, 2014
End Date: October 4, 2014
Location Name: Borgia Gallery, Dooley Center at Elms College
Address: 291 Springfield Street
City/Town: Chicopee
Website: www.elmsirishcenter.org/art-exhibition-by-vincent-crotty

My paintings have a lot to do with light, and with paint itself. I try explore the full range of what daylight and nighttime have to offer, tackling blinding sunshine, to absolute darkness, and every mood that exists in between those two extremes. Using layers of transparent paint, I try to create maximum depth and richness in a scene. Rather than vistas or panoramic scenes, I am often inspired by the true colors of Irish street life, pub interiors, and other ordinary places. --Vincent Crotty

Contact: Ellen Dziura
irishcenter@elms.edu
413-265-2537

 

Deerfield Exhibits/Events

Robert Strong Woodward

Artist: Robert Strong Woodward
Start Date: September 20, 2014
End Date: October 13, 2014
Reception Date: October 4
Location Name: Memorial Hall Museum
Hours: Tues-Sun 11am-4:30pm
Address: 8 Memorial Street
City/Town: Old Deerfield
Website: www.RobertStrongWoodward.com

Woodward's art is notable above all for its sense of place. The physical disability that limited his territory to Western MA and Southern VT, far from restricting his artistic vision, enabled Woodward to focus with the passion of a preservationist on the landscapes that surrounded him. To one reviewer he was "once a recorder of landscape facts, now a poet of nature." Admission grants access to both the exhibition and the museum's collections. Admission: $6 for adults & $3 for ages 6 - 12

Contact: Janet Gerry
jgerry@crocker.com
413-625-6921

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

I Never Said You Were The One

Artist: Jim Garmhausen
Start Date: October 6, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Reception Date: October 11, 5-8pm
Location Name: Loft Parlor
Hours: M-F 10am-5pm
Address: 180 Pleasant Street, Third Floor
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.theloftparlor.com

A solo exhibition of new work by Jim Garmhausen, an artist living and working in Ithaca, NY. Garmhausen will be in residence at the LoftParlor for several days while creating a site specific wall drawing in the gallery, and the installation of a 30 foot scroll drawing as well as many other pieces. Please join us for an opening reception on October 11th, from 5-8PM. Meet the artist and hear more about his work.

Contact: Kim Carlino
kimcarlino@gmail.com
413-695-3514

 

I'll Connect You Directly

Artists: Zoard Wells Tyeklar, C'naan Hamburger
Date: Saturday, October 11, 5-8pm
Location Name: Fugitive Arts Project Space
Address: 142 Eastworks Building, 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ugitivearts.org/calendar/tyelkar-hamburger

New prints by Zoard Wells Tyeklar (Boston) and paintings by C'naan Hamburger (New York City) with a reading by local poet, Sean Sawicki at 7pm.

Contact: Esther S White
estherswhite@gmail.com

 

Feathery Devils

Artist: Lyell Castonguay
Start Date: October 6, 2014
End Date: October 27, 2014
Reception Date: October 11, 5-8pm
Location Name: Easthampton City Arts+
Hours: 12-6 M-Th, and the 2nd Saturday of each month
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

An ongoing series of woodcuts. His detailed woodcuts feature creatures that exhibit ferocity and restlessness. Castonguay says, "I distort the familiar imagery of birds into allegorical beasts."

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

 

LIGHT AND SOUND

Artists: Certain Death, John Ward, Moondrawn, Luis Arnias, Matt McWilliams, Benjamin Mosca, Lily Jue Sheng, Antonia Kuo
Date: Saturday, October 4, 7-10Ppm
Location Name: Fugitive Arts Project Space
Address: 142 Eastworks Building, 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.fugitivearts.org/calendar/light-and-sound

Organized by Trevor Powers, LIGHT AND SOUND is both a music show with live projections and a film screening with live soundtracks. With no one medium being at the forefront, the event will manifest into a unique audio and visual experience that will last for one night only. This event brings together visual and musical artists from Western MA, Boston, and Brooklyn. $5 Suggested Donation.

Contact: Esther S White
estherswhite@gmail.com

 

LOOP Upcycled Art Market

Date: October 4-5, 10am-6pm
Location Name: Captain Jack's Roadside Shack
Address: 232 Northampton Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/614943111919305/

A pop-up art market showcasing artists and crafters who lean green. The free two-day outdoor happening will feature handmade repurposed art, jewelry, home decor, sculpture, children's items, furniture, clothing and accessories from over 30 artists and crafters. The event will also include local purveyors of vintage home goods, clothing, and other unique artifacts. Music provided by DJ Snack Attack and other area performers.

Contact: Mike Sjostedt
msjost@gmail.com

 

Chaga, Bloodletting, Atlantis, Mars, Encino

Artists: Anthony Pasquarosa, Greta Svalberg
Start Date: September 17, 2014
End Date: October 1, 2014
Location Name: Fugitive Arts Project Space
Hours: Sept 20, 21, 27: 12-5pm, and by appt
Address: 142 Eastworks Building, 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.fugitivearts.org

Anthony Pasquarosa's ink and watercolor drawings on paper and Greta Svalberg's mixed media works depict disparate subject matter covering foraging for chaga tea, medieval bloodletting, Mars Rover imagery, the lost city of Atlantis, transcendental commercial casting, and swimming in Encino, California. Images are culled from Warburgian research and observation that are reconstituted through recollection and recomposition.

Contact: Greta Svalberg
gretasvalberg@gmail.com

 

SQUARESVILLE

Artist: Luke J. Cavagnac
Start Date: September 13, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Location Name: The Invisible Fountain
Hours: M-F and sometimes on weekends
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite #206
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.invisiblefountain.com

The newest showing of paintings by Luke J. Cavagnac. Often the world of a painting is a four-sided proposition. Not lame but totally squaresville, man. Like a totally different meaning. Like height by width. Like any way you go you fall right off the planet. The planet that is the painting. Get it? Got it. Good.

Contact: Luke J. Cavagnac
luke@invisiblefountain.com
413-896-8073

 

Elemental Paintings

Artist: Marsha Lieberman
Start Date: September 13, 2014
End Date: October 8, 2014
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street / Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.bigredframe.com

The paintings in this exhibit are inspired by the physical world -- both the visible and the invisible. They have been created by extensive research and long hours of simply looking. While many of the pieces are of complex composition, my goal for each was to arrive at uncomplicated imagery. Several series are represented in this collection, spanning more than a decade of work. Common to all is the starkly simple forces, structures, and phenomena described.

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

 

Esther S. White

Artist: Esther S. White
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: September 30, 2014
Location Name: Emily Williston Memorial Library and Museum
Address: 9 Park Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.estherswhite.net/projects/hands/

This work is part of a series of monotypes exploring my personal experience with chronic pain and the tension between chance and artistic intention. These prints walk a line between abstraction and representation, where the hand pictured can stand in for myself, my body, my psyche.

Contact: Esther S. White
estherswhite@gmail.com
617-230-1297

 

Landscapes

Artists: Simone Alter-Muri, Harriet Graicerstein
Start Date: September 1, 2014
End Date: September 30, 2014
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Artists' Statement: Depicting the landscape is a metaphor for the process of small changes that occur throughout the moments in the scenes of our lives. Harriet has been creating art throughout Simone's life. Each day in our own way are reminded of the special moments in life; the spaces between the branches, the transformation of the seasons. Even in the depth of winter, we know spring will occur. We are both affected by light and color and how these elements create an impression of space.

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

 

Pollinate: Celebrating Pollinating Creatures In Nature & Agriculture

Artist: Victoria Chapman
Start Date: August 5, 2014
End Date: October 1, 2014
Location Name: Greater Chamber of Commerce Gallery
Hours: M-F 8:30am-4pm
Address: 33 Union Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

A small series of stylized and colorful watercolor illustrations featuring pollinating species in New England to celebrate and educate about the insects and birds who keep our plant-life and food crops thriving. The works feature colorful, whimsical and celebratory paintings of pollinating creatures. These include native bumble bees, butterflies, ruby throated humming birds, humming bird moths and while not native, but important among local agriculture, the honey bee.

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

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Quarter Sheet: Almost Legal

Artists: Monotype Guild of New England Members
Start Date: September 21, 2014
End Date: October 18, 2014
Location Name: The Sanford Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking
Hours: Tue-Wed 12-8pm, Thur-Fri 12-4pm, 2nd and 4th Sat & Sun 12-4pm
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com

47 Monotype Guild of New England Members are represented in the show, which celebrates the modest format of the quarter sheet and fills the space with wall-to-wall color and movement. Founded in 1985, the Monotype Guild of New England (MGNE) is a non-profit organization with over 250 member artists and a mission to showcase this unique method of printmaking.

Contact: Sheldon Carroll
shel@zeamaysprintmaking.com
413-584-1783

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

On the Job

Artist: Greg Stone
Start Date: October 13, 2014
End Date: November 13, 2014
Reception Date: October 16, 5-7pm
Location Name: Open Square, Mill 4, 4th Floor Gallery
Address: 4 Open Square Way
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.opensquare.com

For nearly 50 years, Gregory Stone has told the story of our Pioneer Valley and the world through his paintings. He has depicted people, views, and history that surround us but are sometimes overlooked or forgotten. In a series of new works, Stone uses his unique vision and the language of painting to honor people who work or volunteer in our community--people you may encounter every day. That encounter is often our only point of connection to the deep and complex human experience we all share.

Contact: Mickey Boisvert
mb.design@comcast.net
413-437-7227

 

DUPLICITY

Artist: Denis Luzuriaga
Start Date: September 16, 2014
End Date: October 18, 2014
Location Name: The White Rose
Hours: Tue-Wed 11am-5pm, Thu 2-8pm, Fri 11am-5pm
Address: 284 High Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.denisluzuriaga.com

All of the paintings in DUPLICITY depict a building, or a location in Holyoke. I consider the creation of these works a practice of artistic expression as well as documentation, like taking a "property" photo that catalogs a specific site for taxation purposes and gets filed away in a municipal filing cabinet. Perhaps this practice of cataloging the streets and structures of Holyoke will continue and perhaps it ends with this show. Either way, the vistas have long been etched in my memory.

Contact: Betty Kaplowitz
whiteroseholyoke@gmail.com
413-387-8161

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

MOIRE

Artist: Tara Donovan
Start Date: October 3, 2014
End Date: January 4, 2015
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/artmuseum

Artist Tara Donovan applies one rule, one process, and choice of one mundane material to create her installations. Multiplying single units into sometimes vast accumulations, her works evoke natural systems and abstract topographies. MOIRE, an installation composed of adding tape paper spread in gentle plateaus across the floor, is presented at SCMA for the first time since it was received as a gift from a private donor alongside minimalist, post-minimalist, and process art from the collection.

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

 

Stanley Bielen

Artist: Stanley Bielen
Start Date: October 8, 2014
End Date: November 9, 2014
Reception Date: Saturday, October 11, 5-7pm
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: T-W 10-5pm, Th-Sat 10-8pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

Stanley Bielen will be showing new still life oil paintings.

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

 

Mallory Lake

Artist: Mallory Lake
Start Date: October 8, 2014
End Date: November 9, 2014
Reception Date: Saturday, October 11, 5-7pm
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: T-W 10-5pm, Th-Sat 10-8pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

Mallory Lake will be exhibiting new pastel paintings of still lifes, landscapes and steam trains.

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

 

Free Second Friday at Smith College Museum of Art

Date: October 10, 4-8pm
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/artmuseum

4-6 PM Hands-on! Art making for ages 4+ with adult (while supplies last). 6 PM Open Eyes An informal, guided conversation about an art object. Museum Shop open 10-8 PM. Photo: Lynn Graves.

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

 

Midnight to Midnight: Northampton's Self-Portrait in 48 Hours

Date: October 10, 5-8pm
Location Name: Coolidge Museum, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

On May 2 and 3, 2014, the community was invited to photograph Northampton, Florence and Leeds during a 48 hour period. For this first ever "selfie" of the city, more than one hundred amateur and professional photographers submitted almost 1000 photos of people, places and events. The collection will act as a "digital archive" for Northampton's history. Free; all ages; refreshments.

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

 

Living Beauty Without Borders

Artist: Donna Estabrooks
Start Date: October 1, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Reception Date: October 2, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: New Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.donnaestabrooks.com

The artist will exhibit a variety of styles of work.abstract, figure and floral. Most of the time she allows painting to paint itself. She looks into abstract paint strokes and looks for the image. Her work of 70-80 paintings can be seen at Judies Restaurant.

Contact: Donna Estabrooks
betrueart@aol.com
413-586-3869

 

Systems: Zea Mays Printmaking Biennial at A.P.E.

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 10, 2014
End Date: November 2, 2014
Reception Date: October 10, 5-8pm
Location Name: A.P.E Ltd Gallery
Hours:
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

"Systems" explores a wide range of topics: memory, grief, philosophy, geography, geology, astronomy, poetry, secret languages, religion, physiology, nature and process. These explorations take the form of prints on paper, collages, sculptures and artists' books - all with some form of printmaking at their core. Curated by Liz Chalfin, director of Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence. All of the artists in the exhibition are members of this local, green printmaking studio.

Contact: Liz Chalfin
liz@zeamaysprintmaking.com
413-584-1783

 

Images of Another Time

Artist: Steve Wilda
Start Date: October 1, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Reception Date: October 2, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Locust Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.stevewilda.com

Art and photography prints will be on display. Graphite and recent acrylic paintings will be included. The artist has started an extensive series of still life paintings in acrylics, of subjects that have definitely seen better days. ARTiculACTION, an online magazine has showcased the artist's pencil and color work.

Contact: Steve Wilda
stevewildaart@gmail.com
413-584-8482

 

ADAPTATION

Artist: WANE ONE
Start Date: September 27, 2014
End Date: November 7, 2014
Reception Date: Friday, October 10, 6-9pm
Location Name: Bang Bang Body Arts
Hours: mon-thurs 11am-8pm, fri-sat 11am-10pm, sun 12-6pm
Address: 7 Armory Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.bangbangbodyarts.com

New work on paper and canvas. Enamels, Acrylics, Inks. 2nd artist reception Friday, October 10, 6-9pm, for Arts Night Out.

Contact: tiffany
bangbangbodyarts@gmail.com

 

Land and Sea Scapes

Artist: Rey Milici
Start Date: October 1, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Reception Date: Friday, October 10, 6-8pm
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Wed 10-6pm, Thurs-Sat 10-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.RMichelson.com

I have always been drawn to New England farm houses with their long standing history. They are romantic and majestic while at the same time ruggedly real. Surrounding these monoliths with our Fall colors allows me to be both real and abstract at the same time. The seashore has another type of appeal for me. Wellfleet at low tide has been a draw with boats resting, people clamming, and tire tracks in the sand. With a limited palette, I'm able to portray both calm and movement at the same time.

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

 

A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era

Start Date: September 30, 2014
End Date: November 24, 2014
Location Name: Mezzanine, 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

Traces the development of an important movement in American landscape design through a selection of seven estate landscapes designed between 1905 and 1950. A collaboration between Robin Karson, a landscape historian, and Carol Betsch, a landscape photographer. Karson studied hundreds of historical landscapes and selected seven to represent the chronological development of landscapes during the American country place era.

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

 

Recent Work

Artists: Adell Donaghue, Anita S. Hunt, Elizabeth Lehman
Start Date: October 2, 2014
End Date: October 30, 2014
Reception Date: Friday, October 10, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hosmer Art 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

An exhibit of landscape-inspired work by three area artists: works on paper by Adell Donaghue, etchings by Anita S. Hunt, and paintings by Elizabeth Lehman.

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

 

Selected Works from the Double Elephant Press

Artist: Michael Kuch
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: December 15, 2014
Reception Date: October 8, 4pm
Location Name: Mortimer Rare Book Room, Neilson Library
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/libraries/info/news/2014mcgrath-lecture

Michael Kuch--artist, writer, printer, and publisher--attended Hampshire College, studying with his mentor Leonard Baskin. Kuch founded the Double Elephant Press in 1994. This exhibition was created on the occasion of Kuch's lecture, "Twenty Years of the Double Elephant Press: Harnessing Influence & Ignorance," on October 8. This is the 2014 McGrath Lecture in Contemporary Book Arts, a lecture series sponsored by the Mortimer Rare Book Room in honor of master pressman Harold P. McGrath.

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

 

Art on King

Artist: Mary Witt
Start Date: June 1, 2014
End Date: June 30, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, October 3, 5-8pm
Location Name: Law Office of Peter Irvine
Address: 76 King Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.flickr.com/photos/marywittart/sets/72157623098975459/

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

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

 

World War I Posters from Forbes Special Collections

Artist: Jeffrey Gatrall
Start Date: August 19, 2014
End Date: September 30, 2014
Location Name: Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

World War I era posters that were collected by Forbes librarians between 1914-1920. They relate to many facets of the war including recruiting, war bonds and loans, and the home front. Most were printed in the U.S., including some in languages other than English which were designed to reach immigrant communities. There are a large number of posters from other countries as well, with France the best represented in the Forbes collection.

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

 

A Year in Arcadia

Artist: Jeffrey Gatrall
Start Date: September 12, 2014
End Date: October 5, 2014
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-5
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historic-northampton.org

A collection of twelve paintings documenting the seasonal changes on a farm near the Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary. Also included is Edward Nichols: "Northampton Meadows" (from the archive of Historic Northampton). Public Talk: September 20, 2pm. Jonah Keane, Sanctuary Director for Massachusetts Audubon's Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries, will speak on the history and current Audubon programs, statewide and locally.

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

 

The Eye in Matter

Artist: Robert Seydel
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: December 15, 2014
Location Name: Book Arts Gallery
Hours: Every day 10am-9pm
Address: Neilson Library, Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/rarebook/exhibitions

A major retrospective exhibition of the work of writer and artist Robert Seydel (1960-2011), featuring collage, drawing, photography, and narrative and lyric writing. Includes Seydel's own journals and pages from his acclaimed "Ruth" series, featuring his alter ego Ruth Greisman. Image copyright Estate of Robert Seydel.

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

 

2014 Landscape Exhibition

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 3, 2014
End Date: October 4, 2014
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tues-Wed 10am-5pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

William Baczek Fine Arts will be featuring their annual Landscape Exhibition. The show is open to the public, and there is no cost for admission. Please contact William Baczek Fine Arts or visit their website for further information. Artists: Bruce Ackerson, Marc Civitarese, Tim de Christopher, Jeff Gola, Mallory Lake, Susan Mikula, Rick Pas, Scott Prior, Robert Sweeney, Margaret Withers.

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

 

REE2, SHIRO, PART ONE, SUE WORKS & CLYDE

Artists: REE2, SHIRO, PART ONE, SUE WORKS & CLYDE
Start Date: August 14, 2014
End Date: October 6, 2014
Location Name: Bang Bang Body Arts
Hours: mon-thurs 11am-8pm, fri-sat 11am-10pm, sun 12-6pm
Address: 7 Armory Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.bangbangbodyarts.com

NYC Aerosol Artists working on canvas & maps.

Contact: tiffany
bangbangbodyarts@gmail.com

 

Paris

Artist: Mo Willems
Start Date: September 1, 2014
End Date: September 30, 2014
Reception Date: September 30, 2014
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Wed 10-6pm, Thurs-Sat 10-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.RMichelson.com

Mo Willem's latest drawings from his year abroad in Paris.

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

 

Shelburne Exhibits/Events

Masterpiece Pizzas

Artist: Pacifico Palumbo
Start Date: September 28, 2014
End Date: October 19, 2014
Location Name: Little Big House Gallery
Hours: Sat & Sun 1-4pm
Address: 323 Patten Road
City/Town: Shelburne
Website: www.littlebighousegallery.com

Twelve paintings, all 24 x 24 inches, will be on display. They depict the special pizzas that were served by the Green Emporium Restaurant.

Contact: info@littlebighousegallery.com
413-625-6697

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

From the Ground Up

Artist: Flo Rosenstock
Start Date: October 1, 2014
End Date: October 27, 2014
Reception Date: Sunday, October 5, 2-5pm
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Coop
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11-5, Fri-Sat, 11-8, closed Tues
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.ShelburneArtsCoop.com

Fiber art inspired by Nature.

Contact: 413-625-9324

 

assemblages

Artist: Larry Simons
Start Date: September 6, 2014
End Date: October 26, 2014
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Brattleboro, VT artist Larry Simons finds things, all kinds of things, tennis racquets, bobbins, chair spindles, driftwood. These finds are the artistic medium in which he works. Simons states, "Most everything I work with has had a previous life." He is a recycler by nature and has found the perfect spot to bring new life to old objects in his artwork.

Contact: Donna Gates
salmonfalls@megaplanet.com
413-325-7664

 

Still Living

Artist: Kimberly Sebrey
Start Date: August 12, 2014
End Date: November 3, 2014
Location Name: Blue Rock Restaurant
Address: Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls

Oil Still life paintings in the classical style.

Contact: Kimberly Sebrey
ksebrey@gmail.com
413-625-2936

 

South Deerfield Exhibits/Events

Artisans of WMass Fall Craft Show

Date: October 5, 10am-5pm
Location Name: Healthworks Bldg at Yankee Candle Village
Address: 25 Greenfield Road
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.artisansofwmass.com

Featuring 50 local artisans and their finely made handcrafted creations including ceramics, organic body products, hand carved wood, woven baskets and scarves, fused glass, jewelry, fine art, and so much more. Find what you love at the AWM Fall Craft Show.

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

 

Chair Dreams

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 14, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Location Name: Deerfield Arts Bank
Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sun 12-6pm, Thurs 12-8pm
Address: 3 Sugarloaf Street
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.deerfieldartsbank.com

Visual artists from the Valley and way beyond have interpreted this theme each in their preferred medium...paint, sculpture, embroidery, assemblage, collage and metal. Some artists made chairs, some painted chairs, some made paintings of chairs, or used chairs to show paintings. Others showed the role of chairs in our lives, in rituals, and in history. Tuesday, September 30, 5:30-730pm: An evening of chair massage. Sign up starts at 5pm.

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

 

South Hadley Exhibits/Events

Art of the Spirit

Artist: Jonathan Wilhelm
Start Date: September 7, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Location Name: The Thirsty Mind
Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-10pm, Sun 7am-8pm
Address: 23 College Street
City/Town: South Hadley

The Temptation of Adam and Eve is one of six Bible woodcut prints, lifted from carvings by Artist Jonathan Wilhelm, to be featured in a one-man exhibition entitled, including portraits, landscapes, and still lifes - about 40 works of art in total. He describes his work as an effort to focus on "the light and spirit" of people, places and things as he endeavors to capture a meaningful moment in media.

Contact: Dorrie Blakney
413-539-3264

 

Walter Hamilton

Artist: Walter Hamilton
Start Date: July 8, 2014
End Date: January 8, 2015
Location Name: South Hadley Town Hall, Selectboard Meeting Room
Address: 116 Main Street
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: www.walterhamiltonart.com

"Don't try to make a good painting out of a bad picture," was the advice one of my mentors gave me since I began drawing and painting almost 20 years ago. As I travel around the Connecticut River Valley, camera in hand, I look for good pictures. I also find my subjects in everyday things - cheese and wine, a puddle, and cups and spoons. Good pictures can be found everywhere. Subjects can range from landscapes to items on a tabletop. I look for color, light and composition.

Contact: Walter Hamilton
hamiltonw7747@yahoo.com
413-532-7518

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Retroactive

Artist: Sally Curcio
Start Date: September 9, 2014
End Date: October 3, 2015
Location Name: The Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, STCC
Hours: Tues-Fri 12:30-4:30pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Address: 1 Armory Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.stcc.edu/arts

Northampton artist, Sally Curcio, will be exhibiting works from the last eighteen years of her art career. Curcio's work is marked by innocent beauty, while addressing difficult social, philosophical, and aesthetic issues.

Contact: 413-755-5258

 

Edgardo Abello

Artist: Edgardo Abello
Start Date: September 9, 2014
End Date: January 4, 2015
Location Name: Starr Watercolor Gallery, Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Address: Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.SpringfieldMuseums.org

A new exhibit of watercolor portraits and still-lifes by Connecticut-based artist Edgardo Abello in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Abello's training as an architect allows him to render fine details in his paintings, combining an appreciation of color and light with a careful study of the subject matter. Sponsored by The Community Foundation of Western MA, the Eugene A. Dexter Charitable Fund administered by Bank of America, Trustee, and in part, by the Art Angels. Media sponsor: WGBY Public Television.

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

 

Possibility of Space

Artist: Kim Carlino
Start Date: September 7, 2014
End Date: October 2, 2015
Location Name: Western New England University Art Gallery
Hours: M-F 10am-7:30pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
Address: St. Germain Campus Center,
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.kimcarlino.com

"My work begins with the physicality of the process of painting. The materiality of the watercolor and ink pooling onto the surface forming striations and islands of pigment resembling distant galaxies or topography of a fabricated landscape." Gallery talk: Tuesday, September 9, 7pm.

 

Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American

Start Date: May 20, 2014
End Date: January 4, 2015
Location Name: Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm (open Mondays starting June 30)
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

The exhibit features twenty-one original drawings by Norman Rockwell from the Wood Museum's collection, along with an original Rockwell-inspired mural by local artist John Simpson, The exhibit focuses on many of themes that Rockwell explored during his career, including depictions of family, work, and leisure, and also delves into how those themes relate to contemporary times. Sponsors: Field Eddy, Lyman and Leslie Wood.

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

 

5 Narratives

Artists: Faith Lund, Lydia Kann Nettler, Imo Nse Imeh, Laura Radwell, Tom Wyatt
Start Date: March 1, 2014
End Date: October 1, 2014
Location Name: The MassMutual Center
Address: 1277 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.massmutualcenter.com/art

Multiple works from 5 local artists all expressed through various mediums, methods, and techniques.

Contact: Laura Radwell
lr@radwell.com
413-320-8134

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Paul Root

Artist: Paul Root
Start Date: October 1, 2014
End Date: October 28, 2014
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: W-Th 4-6pm, Fri-Sat 1-6pm, and by chance or appt
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

Local painter Paul Root will be Artist-in-Residence in the gallery during October (while Ms Nina-Nook is on her honeymoon!) Paul explores "questions of personal transformation, spirituality, and childhood, my own subconscious ...black egg shells cracking open and revealing baby crows transforming into people, stone walls with figures hiding behind them, bipedal animals in clothing....all are visual symbols with meaning." Paul will be painting on site with an exhibit of completed works for sale.

Contact: Nina Rossi
naban@verizon.net

 

Portraits

Artist: Anja Schutz
Start Date: September 5, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Location Name: The Rendezvous
Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am-1am, Sun 10:30am-1am
Address: 78 3rd Street
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.facebook.com/events/700130443400074/

An exploration of masculinity. In traditional portraiture men are encouraged to take ownership of their identity as men, to project confidence and, of course, to banish vulnerability. Their eyes, aware and in control, challenge the gaze of the viewer. What happens when this immediate communication and expression of strength is taken away? Opening Reception coincides with the 7th Anniversary of The Rendezvous!

Contact: Suzanne LoManto
riverculture@montague-ma.gov
413-835-1390

 

Welcome to Railroad Salvage

Artists: Nina Rossi, Barbara Milot
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: September 30, 2014
Location Name: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: 7 days, 10am-4pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls

Constructions, reliefs and large scale drawings by Turners Falls artists Nina Rossi and Barbara Milot, with historical timeline and commentary by Anne Harding. An opening reception will be held mid-show on September 13, with a presentation by Harding of juicy details from the building's past, from its beginnings as the Griswold Mill to its present state of neglect. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the exhibit by leaving their thoughts, comments and memories on the timeline.

Contact: B. Milot
bmilot@barbaramilot.com

 

Ware Exhibits/Events

Fall Fest Art Show

Date: Saturday, October 4, 10am-3pm
Location Name: The great room at Ware Town Hall
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.warebca.com

Hosted by the Ware Historical Society. More information on website. Image: "Eagle Over Enfield" by Les Campbell.

Contact: C5D6L34@verizon.net

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

WALKING AT WENTWORTH: Summer 2014

Artist: Chris Page
Start Date: October 3, 2014
End Date: October 30, 2014
Reception Date: October 4, 2-4:30pm
Location Name: Jasper Rand Art Museum
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8:30am-5pm
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.pagestudios.com

Featured will be three large paintings, one over sixteen feet long, created specifically for the exhibition. Related photographs will also be shown creating an installation that reflects on a series of walks at the Wentworth Farm Conservation Area in Amherst, MA. The walks, enacted as performance art, during which Page focuses on witnessing an ever-changing sky while concentrating awareness on each moment. The walks are documented through photographs which become the basis for the paintings.

Contact: Chris Page
chris.page@me.com
413-237-3466

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

ReUse Art Show and Sale: 75% +

Sponsoring Group Name: Northampton DPW ReUse Committee
Submission Due Date: October 8
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.northamptonma.gov/reduce-waste

Artists using 75% repurposed materials in their work invited to show/sell: 10/18/14, 9-3 pm, the gym at Smith Vocational HS. 10 x 10 space, $10 with table, chair. Publicity in local press and on our Northampton ReUse facebook page. A very popular event! Includes workshops, demos, fashion show, costume swap, and materials for you from you own Wish List!

Contact: Deborah Jane Slavitt
reuse.northampton@gmail.com

 

Call for Works for 2nd Annual Juried Art Show: Scene in Amherst

Sponsoring Group Name: Amherst Historical Society and Museum
Submission Due Date: October 18
Submission Fees: $25 is charged for one entry, $30 for two
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amhersthistory.org

We are requesting submissions of original works: painted, drawn, photographed or 3-D, inspired by scenes in Amherst. "We have wonderful pieces depicting historic Amherst in the museum's collection," says curator Marianne Curling, "but we want to see what artists are doing these days. We came up with the overall signature of Art Inspired by Our Town and each year will ask artists to work to a specific theme." Submission guidelines and entry forms can be found at the museum's web site.

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

 

Westfield Athenaeum seeking applications for Jasper Rand Art Museum

Sponsoring Group Name: The Westfield Athenaeum
Submission Due Date: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westath.org

Currently seeking artist applications for inclusion for the 2015 Jasper Rand Art Gallery exhibits. Artists interested in exhibiting their own work or items from their personal collection, should submit an application, and should make available at least three (3) slides, photographs or examples of representative work, along with a brief description of the artist's training or background. Applications will be reviewed by committee and submission does not guarantee an exhibit. See website for more info.

Contact: Cher Collins
413-568-0638

 

Wilbraham Friends of the Library Annual Art Exhibit

Sponsoring Group Name: Wilbraham Friends of the Library
Submission Due Date: Friday, October 24
Submission Fees: Membership fee (varies) for Wilbraham Friends. All are welcome to join.
City/Town: Wilbraham
Website: www.wilbrahamlibrary.org

Annual Art Exhibit in the Brooks Room of the Wilbraham Library during the month of November. Artists are invited to submit one piece of art. Some (limited) space is also available for 3 dimensional, small work, in display cases. Registration forms can be downloaded from the library's website, or obtained at the library. Eloise Genest, chairing this year's event, will also be happy to email a registration form upon request, or answer any questions about this exhibit.

Contact: Eloise Genest
genesteloise@gmail.com
413-627-9183

 

Belchertown Cultural Council Accepting Grant Applications for the 2015 Funding Cycle

Sponsoring Group Name: Belchertown Cultural Council
Submission Due Date: October 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: October 15
Website: www.mass-culture.org

Projects may include exhibits, festivals, artist residencies, performances, workshops and lectures. The postmark deadline for applications is October 15. For more information, please visit www.mass-culture.org.

 

Film/Video/Photo Submissions

Sponsoring Group Name: Popcorn Noir Film Club at The Platinum Pony
Submission Due Date: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptonpopcorn.com/p/submissions.html

Your video on the big screen! Popcorn Noir is seeking submissions for locally made videos, films, and digital photography to put up on the big screen at The Platinum Pony. No video is too short. You don't need to be a cutting edge artist, just inspired! See website for more info.

Contact: popcornnoir@gmail.com

 

Finding Forever: Giving Voice to the Children of Foster Care

Sponsoring Group Name: Finding Forever Exhibition
Submission Due Date: October 1, 2014
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.FindingForeverExhibition.org

Potters are invited to submit a cup or mug of professional quality for show and sale. Each cup or mug will represent a child currently in the foster care system. All works will be priced at $50 with 20 going to the artist, 20 going to the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (M.A.R.E.) and 10 going towards producing the event. More information on website. Show dates: Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2014.

Contact: Pam Kinsmith
FindingForeverExhibition@gmail.com
413-773-1214

 

Call for Erotic Art

Sponsoring Group Name: Nina's Nook
Submission Due Date: January 23, 2015
Submission Fees: $10 participation fee if accepted
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

Do you already have work that regular galleries are afraid to put up? Are you interested in creating something more frankly sensual for a change? My gallery provides an intimate venue for this type of work during the Fourth Annual "Triple S: Sensual, Sexual, Smut" show. Looking for a wide spectrum of erotica from regional artists, previous participants encouraged to re-apply! Exhibit will open February 2015. Wall pieces smaller than 24x30 preferred. Limited horizontal surfaces.

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

 

6th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: November 1
Submission Fees: Early-bird registration fee $25 per entry, $30 after Oct. 18
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends.htm

Show Dates: November 3-28, 2014. Multiple Entries per Category Allowed of original art only. Fee applies to each entry. Five Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media (pencil drawing, charcoals, pen and inks, block prints, collage, encaustics). 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. Download a prospectus/entry form on the website.

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

 

Fall Fest Art Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Ware Business and Civic Association
Submission Due Date: September 30
Submission Fees: $25
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.warebca.com

The annual WareBCA Fall Fest is a community festival in downtown Ware. The Fall Fest Art show, hosted by the Ware Historical Society, has vendor space available for artists. The show is in the Ware Town Hall and is free to the public. Last year's show featured the work of Elizabeth Lincoln along with artists from the surrounding area.

Contact: Cynthia LaBombard
c5d6l34@verizon.net
413-967-3887

 

Mill Arts Project (MAP)

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

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

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

 

Easthampton City Arts+

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

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

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

 

Classes & Workshops

Acrylic Landscape Painting

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 10am-12pm, Oct 15 - Nov 19; or Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, Oct 21 - Nov 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. Landscape painter Lynne Adams uses a method of teaching that gives beginners a jump start into painting and more experienced artists a way to paint quickly and more effectively, bringing their painting to the next level. Color mixing and demos by the instructor are really useful components of the workshop. This is a 6 week painting class.

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

 

Glass Class

Date & Time: Friday, October 3, 1-5pm, or Sunday, October 5, 2-6pm
Fee: First timers: $65. Old Timers: $50.
Address: 33 Bryant Street
City/Town: Cummington
Website: www.lenifriedprintmaking.com

Sandblast bottles, plate glass , any glass object, stones or even ceramics in this one day class. Sandblasting is fun and easy for any level of art experience. You will emerge with 4 or more gift worthy items although you will probably want to keep them. Includes all materials except a per yard price for sandblasting tape. Registration deadline: October 1.

Contact: leni@titaniumarts.com
413-634-5591

 

Paint, Signs & Mocktails

Date & Time: Saturday, October 11, 9:30-11:30am or 1:30-3:30pm
Fee: $7
Class Location: Artist Square Group Gallery
Address: 1500 Main Street, Tower Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.signingbasics.vpweb.com

A social painting event in celebration of National Disabilities Awareness Month. Deaf Artist Brittainy Baskini, will teach basic signing as you paint.

Contact: 413-241-3192

 

Stained Glass 101

Date & Time: October 1, 6-9pm; October 5, 1-4pm; December 5, 6-9pm; December 8, 1-4pm
Fee: $100
Organization: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: Cottage Street, Studio 510
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

In this three hour workshop we will cover all of the skills and techniques used to build a unique piece of stained glass art. This is a perfect class for students with no experience as well as students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels are welcome. Students will be making a small sun catcher in this workshop.

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

 

Drawing: the Basics and Beyond with Paula Gottlieb

Date & Time: 3:30-5:30pm, October 23 - November 20
Fee: $200 for 5 sessions
Organization: Northampton Center for the Arts
Class Location: Arts Trust Building
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Learning to draw is about learning to see and about learning the concepts for translating this seeing onto paper. In this class we will work with the elements of line, shape, value, mass and proportion to create the illusion of three dimensions on paper. Through observation of the still life and interior space, we will work with compositional studies and perspective to create depth. Open to those with some drawing experience who want to improve upon their skills.

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

 

Figure Drawing with Nick McNally

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, October 7 - November 18
Fee: $158 Museum Members, $186 Nonmembers
Class Location: Museum School @ the Springfield Museums
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org/learning_and_travel/the_museum_school/24-adult-drawin

Working from life, learn to render the human form. Emphasis is on drawing accurately by controlling contour, tone, foreshortening, composition and line. Open to all levels, Supply list provided at registration.

Contact: museumschool@springfieldmuseums.org
413-268-6300

 

Junior Artists

Date & Time: 6-8pm, Tuesdays, ongoing
Fee: $25 per 2 hour session, all materials included
Class Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 91 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com

The Artists Academy at Gateway City Arts is now recruiting the next generation of artists and we would love to welcome your student to our class! Classes run in weekly 2 hour sessions Tuesdays 6-8 PM. The class is ongoing, yearly sessions that run continuously, classes are an intro to studio arts college prep level course taught to middle and high school level students. This class focuses on fundamental drawing skills, anatomy, and figure drawing as well as explorations in Printmaking and Ceramics.

Contact: Benjamin Martins
benjamin.c.martins@gmail.com
413-387-8331

 

Arts Immersion

Date & Time: 6-8pm, Wednesdays, ongoing
Fee: $25 per 2 hour session, all materials included
Class Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 91 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com

The Artists Academy at Gateway City Arts is now recruiting the next generation of artists and we would love to welcome your student to our class! Classes run in weekly 2 hour sessions Wednesdays 6-8 PM. The class is ongoing, yearly sessions that run continuously, classes are an intro to studio arts college prep level course taught to middle and high school level students.

Contact: Benjamin Martins
benjamin.c.martins@gmail.com
413-387-8331

 

Compassion Mandalas

Date & Time: Sunday, October 26, 1-4pm
Fee: $25. Early registration by October 20: $20
Organization: Sunny Avenue Arts Studio
Class Location: Paragon Arts & Industry Building
Address: 150 Pleasant Street Studio #348
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.sunavestudio.com

Create a colorful illuminated mandala using a variety of art materials: watercolor, acrylic and metallic paints, sand, fabric, thread, and more... to express your energy to live Joyfully.

 

Gifts with Meaning / Adult Open Studio

Date & Time: 6-9pm, Monday and Tuesday evenings, October 6 - December 16
Fee: $20 includes most materials
Organization: Sunny Avenue Arts Studio
Class Location: Paragon Arts & Industry Building
Address: 150 Pleasant Street Studio #348
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.sunavestudio.com

Create a unique project from the Heart for yourself, friends and family.

 

Basic Drawing: Eye to Hand

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-8pm, October 1-22
Fee: $169/$179 plus $15 materials
Organization: Amherst Leisure Services
Class Location: Bangs Community Center
Address: 70 Boltwood Walk
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.lsse.org

Whether you think you can't draw or want to jump to the next skill level, this course will help you learn to see while learning to draw. We will explore line quality, gesture, proportion, and value to develop the eye and hand. Simple materials such as charcoal, pencil, and a limited palette of black, red, and white allow you to focus on expressive drawing. Students will engage in creative exercises and receive individual feedback to develop confidence.

Contact: Elizabeth Stone
ehstoneart@gmail.com
413-584-3123

 

Fall Fine Arts Courses

Date & Time: September - November
Fee: varies
Organization: Gateway City Arts and Holyoke Community College
Class Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com/#!classes/cee5

Gateway City Arts and Holyoke Community College are teaming up to bring you excellent fine arts courses this fall. Courses include Introduction to Ceramics, Handmade Tea & Coffee Cups, Aqueous Media Painting, Oil Painting, Applied Arts, Figure Drawing and Advanced Drawing. Detailed information online at www.gatewaycityarts.com. Register through Holyoke Community College at: www.hcc.edu/bce. Courses vary from 6-8 week sessions, day time and evening.

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

 

Vision Boards with Creativity Coach, Robin Ritz

Date & Time: Saturday, October 4, 10am-12pm
Fee: $30
Class Location: Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 126
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.knack.org/blog/vision-boards-creativity-coach-robin-ritz

Define your dreams & goals, gain clarity and create a powerful visual aid to assist you in manifesting the change you desire. Workshops do not require any artistic ability. They only require an open mind and willingness to live the life of your dreams.

Contact: info@knack.org
413-529-0126

 

Making Notecards with Instructor Kara Bigda

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 28, 6-9pm
Fee: $40
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

Create customized notecards and/or holiday cards in this 3-hour workshop with artist, Kara Bigda. Students will learn how to scan images and using a template, edit their artwork in Photoshop adding text to their designs. This class is designed to have students leave with their cards uploaded and ordered through an economical, quality online printer. Students are encouraged to bring their laptops, and a piece of 2-dimensional artwork for scanning - or have a high-resolution image to use.

Contact: info@workshop13.org

 

Fall Session at The Museum School at the Springfield Museums

Class Location: Springfield Museums
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org/learning_and_travel

The Museum School at the Springfield Museums is now accepting signups for the fall session. Unlock your inner artist, writer, scientist or designer with a class taught by our talented instructors. For kids, there are classes in art, chemistry, and robotics, and adults can learn to paint, write, or even finish that novel! Adult day trips are available as well - for information, visit the website or contact Jeanne Fontaine.

Contact: Jeanne Fontaine
413-263-6800

 

Fall Courses at the Springfield Museum School with Christina Mastrangelo

Date & Time: classes start October 6
Fee: varies
Class Location: Springfield Museums
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 352
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

Color Mixing with Oils, 10am-1pm, Oct 6 - Nov 17. Portrait Drawing, 6-8:30pm, Oct 6 - Nov 17; or 10am-2pm, Oct 7-28. Baroque Drawing, 6-8:30pm, Oct 7 - Nov 18. Painting Flesh Tones, 10am-2pm, Nov 4 & 18. Contact for Full Descriptions & more info.

Contact: museumschool@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

Watercolor Workshop

Date & Time: Friday, October 24, 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $25
Organization: Agawam Community Artists & Artisans
Class Location: Agawam Senior Center
Address: 945 Main Street
City/Town: Agawam

With Joan Steinmeyer. Seating limited to 12 people. Supply list will be provided when payment is received.

Contact: Ginny Wright
woodwrights@comcast.net

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Holyoke: Studio Space at Paper City Studios

Location name: Paper City Studios
Date available: now
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke

1800 sq ft studio for rent. 3rd floor walk up with canal view. 700 + heat and electric. Artist work studio big enough for 2 or 3 artists to share. Large common area and bathroom outside the door. Contact Bruce Fowler for more information.

Contact: Bruce Fowler
brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

Holyoke: Studio Space at Open Square

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

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

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

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