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: November 18, 2014

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
November 18, 2014
Issue #324

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r(e)volve {Pop-Up} Shop

Artists: local artisans and crafters
Start Date: December 5, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Reception Date: December 5, 5-8pm
Location Name: Eastworks, MAP Space
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Dec 24 & 31: 10am-2pm; closed Dec 25
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/RevolvePopUpShop

Our mission is to highlight the vibrant creative culture and raise awareness about the economic and community benefits of buying locally. This year the shop will offer an even broader retail shopping experience with many returning and many new artists and designers showcasing items for kids and adults, clothing & accessories, home goods, furniture, jewelry and fine art, all located around the Pioneer Valley and the Berkshires.

Contact: athan@athanvennell.com

 

Summer, Summer, Summer... Not

Artist: Susan Valentine
Start Date: September 20, 2014
End Date: January 3, 2015
Reception Date: November 20, 6-8pm
Location Name: Greenfield Community College Downtown Campus
Hours: 10am-4pm daily
Address: 270 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.susanvalentineart.com

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

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

The Agawam Library Salon

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 3, 2014
End Date: November 28, 2014
Location Name: Agawam Public Library,
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9-9, Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam

The Agawam Library Salon showcases the works of 83 artists from 36 communities. The 90 paintings fill the upstairs gallery walls and glass cases of the Agawam Public Library.

Contact: 413-789-1550

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Gallery A3 Art Forum

Artist: Janet Walerstein Winston
Date: November 20, 7:30pm
Location Name: Gallery A3
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.galleryA3.com

The November Art Forum features a dialogue with guests Terry Jenoure, Director of Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts and art historian Gary Tartakov.

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

 

Fingerprints of Time

Artist: Janet Walerstein Winston
Start Date: November 6, 2014
End Date: November 29, 2014
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thurs-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.galleryA3.com

Winston's paintings and monoprints express her fascination with the natural world, including insects, butterflies and the changing climate of the earth.

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

 

Radakovich 21st Century Award Competition

Artists: Artists hailing from California, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Amherst, MA
Start Date: November 5, 2014
End Date: December 13, 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, Studio 101
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.Folcwald.com

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

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

 

Intercourse: Collaborations between Artist and Printer

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 13, 2014
End Date: December 12, 2014
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery (west gallery)
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: 125A Herter Hall, UMass
City/Town: Amherst

The work eighteen contemporary artist resulting from their collaboration with "Fourth Estate", a New York City-based printmaking studio. Artists: Glen Baldridge, Ian Cooper, Bjorn Copeland, Alex Dodge, Tomory Dodge, Angela Dufresne, Brett Groves, Joseph Hart, Butt Johnson, Matt Keegan, Eddie Martinez, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Lucy Raven, Phil Sanders, Sara Sanders, Dread Scott, Craig Taylor.

Contact: Trevor Richardson
tjrich@art.umass.edu
413-545-0976

 

Methought, I saw a thousand fearful wrecks

Artist: Jenny Vogel
Start Date: November 13, 2014
End Date: December 12, 2014
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery (east gallery)
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: 125A Herter Hall, UMass
City/Town: Amherst

The work of German-born artist Jenny Vogel explores subjective themes as they are experienced in the age of information. Using a range of contemporary communication technology, the media, and historical preconceptions, Vogel addresses the anxiety of alienation, the desire of communication and a sense of belonging in the virtual world.

Contact: Trevor Richardson
tjrich@art.umass.edu
413-545-0976

 

The Meek Shall Inherit

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 9, 2014
End Date: December 2, 2014
Location Name: Hampden Gallery (South)
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Focuses on the effects of human self-extension on the lives of animals in the modern built environment. A wide range of media are employed to bring the viewer into the animals' frame of referenceand pose questions as to where we are all headed. Co-curated by Bernard Leibov and Elizabeth Keithline, the exhibition features the work of artists MeganEvans, TaeHee Kim, Roger Peet, Randy Polumbo, Deborah Simon and Meredith Stern.

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

 

Only The Strong Survive

Artist: Elizabeth Keithline
Start Date: November 9, 2014
End Date: December 2, 2014
Location Name: Hampden Gallery (North)
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Features a group of full-scale, woven wire animals facing off against a '69 Dodge Charger. The exhibit focuses on how human self-extension affects the animal kingdom. In the last hundred years, human beings have developed a reliance on the gasoline engine that was largely helpful, until scientists confirmed the threat of global warming. "Only The Strong Survive" asks, WHAT IS STRENGTH NOW? What happens if the dependence that we've created shifts and begins to destroy us?

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

 

Animalia: The Endangered

Artist: Dawn Howkinson Siebel
Start Date: November 9, 2014
End Date: December 2, 2014
Location Name: Hampden Gallery Incubator Project Space and Studio Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Over 40% of all species on Earth are threatened with extinction. The "threatened" classification includes 2129 Critically Endangered, 3079 Endangered, and 4728 Vulnerable animal species -- and counting. Siebel's paintings present their being-ness in a visceral way.

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

 

Pipe Dreams

Artist: Sergei Fedorjaczenko
Start Date: November 9, 2014
End Date: December 2, 2014
Location Name: Hampden Gallery Lobby
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

While many of Fedorjaczenko's works have roots in technical fields and showcase the kind of beauty that can be found in industrial and man-made objects, in Pipe Dreams, he also explores a more whimsical and playful side of his imagination.

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

 

Soviet Form, Jewish Context

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

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

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

 

Images of the Unimaginable: Art from the First World War

Start Date: October 3, 2014
End Date: December 28, 2014
Location Name: Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sun 9am-12am, Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/mead

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I (1914-1918), the Mead presents Images of the Unimaginable, featuring artworks and documents from the Great War. The exhibition showcases early twentieth-century Russian artists, including Natalia Goncharova's print series Mystical Images of War, and Olga Rozanova's linocuts War. American artists include Childe Hassam, Waldo Peirce, and George Bellows.

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

 

Real Realms

Artist: Michael Crigler
Start Date: November 4, 2014
End Date: November 28, 2014
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Gallery
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Crigler explores non-ordinary reality. Each mesmerizing, mixed media image is inspired by experiences and information received while in a meditative state. This exhibition is a continuation of Crigler's work exploring themes of collective consciousness and the cosmic evolution.

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

 

Paper Landscapes: Prints of the American City and Countryside, 1820-1920

Start Date: October 3, 2014
End Date: January 4, 2015
Location Name: Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sun 9am-12am, Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/mead

Nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists' views of the American landscape, including a selection of never-before-shown masterworks of American art. Highlights include selections from William Guy Wall's and John Hill's Hudson River Portfolio; views of New York from the early 1820s and 1850s; tourist prints issued by Currier & Ives; and etchings from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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

 

Pain's Pyrotechnic Spectacle: The Sino-Japanese War in Print

Start Date: September 13, 2014
End Date: January 4, 2015
Location Name: Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sun 9am-12am, Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/mead

Following a period of rapid modernization, the Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895) established Japan as the preeminent imperial power in East Asia. It also revitalized the centuries-old woodblock publishing industry in Japan, providing artists with exciting new subject matter. Includes a digital exhibition (www.painspyrospectacle.com), featuring several woodblock triptychs and a special album titled "A True Account of the Sino-Japanese War" --on display for the first time.

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

 

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

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Personal Inspiration

Artist: Lynne Adams
Start Date: December 1, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Reception Date: Thursday, December 11, 3-4pm
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lahrop.kendal.org

Lynne Adams received her education from Clark University, Massachusetts College of Art, and the Vermont Studio School, where she studied with renowned painter Wolf Kahn. Since 1987 her work has shown at galleries and museums throughout New England and New York and is in collections in the U.S., England, Japan and South Korea. She has received two Massachusetts arts grants. She now teaches painting and works in her studio at the Cottage Street Studios in Easthampton.

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

 

Recollections and Recreations

Artist: Christy Patrick
Start Date: November 8, 2014
End Date: December 10, 2014
Location Name: Nash Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.nashgalleryart.com

Black and white mixed media pieces by Christy Patrick that blend images that remind the artist of events and scenes from her childhood with forced juxtapositions that create engaging compositions.

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

 

Photographs of Easthampton

Artist: Kevin Belanger
Start Date: October 29, 2014
End Date: December 14, 2014
Location Name: City Hall Gallery
Hours: M-Th 8am-5pm
Address: 50 Payson Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Belanger captures the stillness of an industrial town in February. Signs, desolate landscapes, graffiti, and empty mill buildings are his subjects. "I took a walk in Easthampton early in the morning one President's Day. It was snowing and I carried two film cameras. I shot black and white. It was still and quiet with little traffic or people. I have tried to capture that quiet in these images.

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

 

Our Vintage Present

Artist: Barbara Johnson
Start Date: November 4, 2014
End Date: November 25, 2014
Location Name: ECA+ Gallery
Hours: 12-6 M-Th & 12-8 every 2nd Saturday
Address: 43 Main Street / Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Upon first look at Johnson's detailed industrial landscapes and interiors, the sheer technical skill resonates then takes the eye on a journey of light and atmosphere that exudes a cinematic quality. Her subject matter explores contradictions by capturing a wonderment and beauty in industrial grit. "In a way they are romantic sculptures - a mysterious playground for the eyes. Like Vermeer, I choose to paint these forms bathed in light, sites of industry through a realist vision", says Johnson.

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

 

Transitions

Artist: Theresa Rock
Start Date: November 8, 2014
End Date: December 6, 2014
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street / Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.bigredframe.com

Theresa Rock has been exploring the many transitions that one experiences throughout one's existence. Her Nudes are representations of the constant energy a human form has, while her Guardians begin to explore the identity beneath the form. What is it that guides and protects us from within as we progress through time?

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

 

MERGER

Artists: Elizabeth Alexander, Alicia Renadette
Start Date: November 7, 2014
End Date: November 28, 2014
Location Name: Mill Arts Project Space
Hours: Tues 5-7, Thur-Fri 4-7, Sat-Sun 1-4:30
Address: 1st floor Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/map

An exhibit of works that interrogate the multi-layered messages of gender compliance and classist aspirations marketed through the Wedding Industry. This exploration has resulted in a dream-scape of decadence including dissected china sets, illusions of indulgent meals, over-sized swans, fairy tales-cum-nightmares, sad flowers arrangements and heightened delusions of grandeur.

Contact: Alicia Renadette
arenadette@gmail.com
413-535-6376

 

Personal Inspiration

Artist: Valerie McQuillan
Start Date: November 1, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Paintings in watercolor and acrylic, and hand-colored lithographs and etchings of subjects I am interested in and give me inspiration, ranging from landscapes to florals.

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

 

Photographs of Western Massachusetts

Artists: Ralph Munn
Start Date: October 8, 2014
End Date: December 3, 2014
Location Name: Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce
Hours: 8:30am-4pm M-F
Address: 33 Union Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Ralph Munn is entangled in a life-long love affair with Mother Nature. Using wide angle, macro and tilt-shift photography, Munn explores the Western Massachusetts terrain capturing the diverse seasonal landscapes in the region.

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

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Solving the space conundrum: where to make and show art in the Valley

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 6-8pm
Location Name: The Arts Block
Address: 289 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.fosteringartandculture.org/events/141-buzz-2014-11-solving-the-space-conundrum

Everyone in the creative economy needs SPACE, places to meet, network, collaborate, create, perform, exhibit, and sell. Join us for the next BUZZ event to discuss some innovative solutions, both real and virtual, to this ongoing subject. After short presentations by our speakers, we hope to see a lively discussion of the issue.

 

Summer, Summer, Summer... Not

Artist: Susan Valentine
Start Date: September 20, 2014
End Date: January 3, 2015
Reception Date: November 20, 6-8pm
Location Name: Greenfield Community College Downtown Campus
Hours: 10am-4pm daily
Address: 270 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.susanvalentineart.com

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

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Nature Human Machine

Artist: Christina Gusek
Start Date: November 8, 2014
End Date: November 29, 2014
Location Name: Paper City Studios
Hours: Nov 15, 22, 29, 12-4pm
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke

A series of works based on the future of artificial intelligence, "transhumanism", and the continued integration of mankind, nature, and technology.

Contact: Christina Gusek
christina_gusek@hotmail.com
413-262-7083

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Leverett... The Pond & Beyond

Artists: Leverett Crafts & Arts Residents and Associates
Start Date: November 1, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Location Name: Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Thur-Fri 1-7pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.susanvalentineart.com

A month-long exhibit by artists in residence and associates. Among the featured works will be paintings in various mediums, textiles, silkscreen works, ceramics, glassworks and multi-media works on paper.

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

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

SPLENDOR AND SORROW: Glimpses of WW1

Artist: Therese Dwyer Moriarty
Start Date: November 14, 2014
End Date: December 21, 2014
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-5
Address: 6 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historic-northampton.org

A collection of monotypes and collages juxtaposing the beauty and splendor of the Alps and surrounding countryside with writings and images from WW1. Closing Reception with the artist: December 14.

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

 

The Creative Journey

Artist: Marjorie Tauer
Start Date: November 1, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Location Name: Rockridge Community Gallery
Address: Coles Meadow Road
City/Town: Northampton

Contact: mt72artist@gmail.com

 

MAKERS MARKET at the Parlor Room

Date: November 22, 11am-7pm & November 23, 11am-5pm
Reception Date: November 22, 5-7pm
Location Name: Parlor Room at Signature Sounds
Address: 32 Masonic Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.parlorroommusic.com/makersmarket

An invitational craft show featuring contemporary, one-of-a-kind goods and gifts. Buy local, handmade, original art and craft from 18 prime vendors. Our talented group of artists will offer unique, high-quality jewelry, pottery, apparel, home decor, fashion accessories, glass ware, paintings, prints, dolls, toys, and more. Free admission to show and evening reception. During Bag Day in downtown Northampton.

Contact: Tiffany Hilton
makersmarket@signaturesounds.com
413-824-6506

 

The Morandi Series

Artist: Mike Tillyer
Start Date: November 4, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Location Name: Northampton Senior Center
Hours: M-F 8:15am-4pm
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.TillyerVision.com

Several not quite literal sculptural interpretations of the still life paintings of Giorgio Morandi (Italian, born 1890 - died 1964). Bugs and birds inserted to animate the still life. Additionally, exhibit will include not quite literal water media paintings interpretations of the sculptural interpretations of the oil paintings of the great painter, Giorgio Morandi.

Contact: Mike Tillyer
413-588-4337

 

Elizabeth Meyersohn

Artist: Elizabeth Meyersohn
Start Date: October 30, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Landscape based, her work resonates with color and expression as she paints views both familiar yet surprising in their personal interpretation of the landscape tradition.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Prints & Poetry

Artist: Deborra Stewart-Pettengill
Start Date: October 30, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Gallery
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Deborra Stewart-Pettengill, & poet Amie Keddy collaboratively created etchings/poetry for new limited edition book, "The Light We Leave." They worked collaboratively to create etchings and poetry for their new limited edition book. An opening reception and poetry reading will be held on November 14th during Northampton Arts Night Out.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Solo Exhibition

Artist: Anne Lilly
Start Date: November 12, 2014
End Date: December 13, 2014
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Th-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

A solo exhibition by kinetic sculptor, Anne Lilly. Lilly uses carefully engineered motion to shift and manipulate our perception of time and space. Her highly ordered and precisely constructed interactive sculptures move in strikingly organic, fluid and mesmeric ways. They are usually fabricated in machined stainless steel, but require the viewer's participation to initiate movement: pressing clinical qualities against the sensuous response of each piece.

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

 

Solo Exhibition

Artist: Carrie Seid
Start Date: November 12, 2014
End Date: December 13, 2014
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Th-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

Seid's pieces are constructed using a hardwood base, cut and formed sheet metals, and silk. The metal forms an understructure which supports a stretched layer of silk. Modulated color (in the form of under-painting, mylar, and dyed silk) is sometimes used to enhance depth, structure and dimension. The additional step of oiling the silk creates various degrees of translucence, allowing the outer layer to be visually penetrable like a watercolor rendered in three dimensions.

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

 

25th Annual Illustration Exhibit featuring Jerry Pinkney

Artists: Jerry Pinkney, William Steig, Jules Feiffer, Marc Brown, Trina Schart Hyman, Maurice Sendak, and many more!
Start Date: November 9, 2014
End Date: January 15, 2015
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: 10am-6pm, Thur-Fri 10am-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.RMichelson.com

This year's exhibit will feature award winning illustrator Jerry Pinkney. Over 50 original watercolors and drawings by Mr. Pinkney will be on display in our mezzanine gallery. Also on display: the Caldecott Corner, featuring work from over 20 Caldecott Medal and Honor recipients. And the Cartoon Corner, featuring work by William Steig, Jules Feiffer, N.M. Bodecker, and more!

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

 

The Diorama Show

Artists: Judith Abraham, Sally Curcio, Kathy Couch, Beckie Kravetz, Jane Lund, Lindsay Palermo, Elizabeth Stone, Michael Tillyer
Start Date: November 7, 2014
End Date: December 7, 2014
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5, Fri 12-8
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

The Diorama Show will include the disparate visions of 8 contemporary artists. Their various approaches are conceptual, realistic, dreamlike, symbolic or reflective often with a strong vein of wit. The dioramas range from small wall hung boxes to a store window-sized scenario. One includes a transmuting projected image and another hides under the skirts of ceiling-hung dresses. Thanks to the Northampton Arts Council for its support.

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

 

Out and About

Artist: Glenn Woods
Start Date: November 1, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Location Name: Locust Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist left for the United States Air Force right out of high school where he traveled for 20 years. Having spent those years on the Cape, Germany, Alaska, Colorado, Texas, and Mississippi, he enjoyed his passion for photography and the great outdoors. The show is sharing his work with others.

Contact: Glenn Woods
413-297-5584

 

Bootsey's Basement

Artist: Dawn Nolan Lombardi
Start Date: November 1, 2014
End Date: November 31, 2014
Location Name: New Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist is an award winning artist who has paintings across the globe. She painted the 350th Northampton street scene for the Gala celebration. Dawn was citizen of the year in her town of Farmington, CT. She has done work for President G.W. Bush, Governors of Connecticut and Kentucky. The collection showing will be a variety of paintings ready for the holidays.

Contact: Dawn Nolan Lombardi
farmingtonpainters@sbcglobal.net
860-857-7233

 

Self on Self

Artists: Carolyn Burkhart, Michael Tillyer
Start Date: October 9, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue, Thur & Sat: 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.anchorhouseartists.org

"I have Infantile Autism, which is why I do not draw as nearly as grown up as my aunt Charlotte," Carolyn Burkhart reflects, "What my father says I lack in technique, I make up for in my excellent taste and eye for color." She and Michael Tillyer have been meeting together at her residence every Friday evening for a little more than six years. In their meetings they enjoy studio sessions together, interpretive reading and journalistic writing.

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

 

Bow Down: Queens in Art

Start Date: September 9, 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

What are we seeing when we look at a queen: the person or the crown? Explore the world of the royal at SCMA's newest exhibit Bow Down, organized by Margaret Kurkoski '12.

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

 

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

 

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

 

Selected Works from the Double Elephant Press

Artist: Michael Kuch
Start Date: September 2, 2014
End Date: December 15, 2014
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
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

 

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

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Two Part Harmony

Artists: Sandy Denis, Louise Minks
Start Date: October 29, 2014
End Date: November 24, 2014
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Hours: Sun-Thur 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-8 closed Tues
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.ShelburneArtsCoop.com

Louise Minks and Sandy Denis share a long history of painting together. They met in a critique group in Greenfield with a Museum of Modern Art curator who generously gave her time on Fridays once a month to mentor them. Then they shared a gallery in Gloucester, MA and started traveling together to paint scenes of New England, the Southwest, and Provence, en plein-air. They have always enjoyed each other's work and have a good time when they travel.

Contact: 413-625-9324

 

South Deerfield Exhibits/Events

Saint Francis' Realm

Artist: Mike Tillyer
Start Date: November 7, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Location Name: Greenfield Savings Bank
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-4:30pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-12pm
Address: 61 North Main Street
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.TillyerVision.com

Featuring the life-sized wood sculpture "Frank", other sculpture, and several water media paintings in avian and other creature themes.

Contact: Mike Tillyer
413-88-4337

 

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

Fire and Ice: Landscapes Worldwide

Artist: Amy S. Dane
Start Date: November 12, 2014
End Date: December 30, 2014
Location Name: Baystate Medical Center
Address: 759 Chestnut Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.amydaneadventures.com

A photography exhibit by Amy S. Dane, will be on view in the Daly Building. The 40 photographs lining the corridor to the MRI wing, all for sale, will highlight landscapes and seascapes from the Arctic to Antarctica with 21 countries in between.

Contact: Amy S. Dane
amy@amydaneadventures.com
413-567-0929

 

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

Artist: Amy "BannerQueen" Johnquest
Start Date: November 8, 2014
End Date: January 17, 2015
Location Name: The Bing Art Center
Hours: Sat 11-3, and during events and performances
Address: 716 Sumner Avenue
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.bannerqueen.com

Hailed as the high novelty artist of our time, Amy "BannerQueen" Johnquest kisses 2014 goodbye with her final valley show, "For a Limited Time Only." An astounding installation of her inimitable sideshow banners, collages, altered cabinet cards, and so much more. On display in the galleries through January 17.

Contact: ajohnquest@gmail.com

 

Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

Start Date: October 28, 2014
End Date: January 4, 2015
Location Name: Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums
Hours: 10-5 Tues-Sat, 11-5 Sun
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.SpringfieldMuseums.org

Japanese woodblock prints by some of the world's most well-known and revered ukiyo-e artists, including Katsushika Hokusai, Ando Hiroshige, Utagawa Kunisada, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, and Nomura Yoshimitsu. The prints are from the Springfield Museums' world-renowned Raymond Bidwell Collection, and displayed only on rare occasions due to light sensitivity. Also included are over 70 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antiques from the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, and holiday scenes.

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

 

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

 

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

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Face Nook

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 14, 2014
End Date: December 6, 2014
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: W-Th 4-6pm, Fri-Sat 1-6pm and by appt
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

Small self-portraits on canvas created by current and former students in the art department at Greenfield Community College will be for sale at the unique fundraiser. All proceeds from these sales will be donated to the Art Department. Most canvases are 6x6 inches. Nina's Nook is next to the Black Cow Burger Bar at 125A Avenue A.

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

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Emilee's Art Dream

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 24, 2014
End Date: December 10, 2014
Location Name: Westfield State University, Arno Maris Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 2-5pm, Sat 1-5pm
Address: Ely Campus Center
City/Town: Westfield

In memory of Emilee Dawn Gagnon, a 2013 graduate who died last year while bicycling cross-country to raise money for multiple sclerosis research. Emilee was an art major with minors in French and ethnic and gender studies. She graduated as a Commonwealth honors scholar. The exhibit will feature work of 15 different artists from New England whose lives have been touched by MS. Student and faculty artwork will also be shared as well as pieces made by Emilee herself.

Contact: Molly Watson
mwatson@everestpr.com
413-454-3926

 

Return to the Valley

Artist: Heidi Coutu, James Rosenthal
Start Date: October 23, 2014
End Date: November 22, 2014
Location Name: Westfield State University's Downtown Art Gallery
Hours: Tues-Fri 2-5pm, Sat 1-5pm
Address: 105 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield

"The title alludes to my showing my work back in Western Mass, my longtime home and creative hub, where I moved from in 2008," Coutu said. Coutu continues, saying "The show features a mixture of familiar themes of land and sea juxtaposed to expressive female figurative pieces. These are personal expressions, and are also created to interface with sculpture by guest artist and friend, Jim Rosenthal."

Contact: Molly Watson
mwatson@everestpr.com
413-454-3926

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

4th Open Juried Photography Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: January 31, 2015
Submission Fees: $25 per entry, $30 after Jan 17
City/Town: Agawam

All images must be captured with light sensitive material (either film or digital). Jury selections will be based on the review of the original images, not digital files. Categories: CREATIVE, NATURE, PHOTOJOURNALISM, PICTORIAL. Show Dates: February 2-27, 2015. The Photography Show is to benefit the Agawam Public Library and to help recognize and encourage photographers. Prospectus/Entry form on website.

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

 

Call to Artists for Amherst Town Hall

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

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

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

 

The Old Courthouse Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: The Hampshire Council of Governments
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.hampshirecog.org/content/art-gallery

Exhibit space for artists living and working in the greater Hampshire County Area. Most artists will be also participating in the city-wide gallery open house, Arts Night Out, sponsored by the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce. These open houses are usually from 5-8pm on the second Friday of the month. Occasionally, the open house is scheduled for a different night to avoid a conflict. The Council is currently scheduling exhibits of two dimensional artwork. See website for more info.

Contact: Lydia B. King
lking@hampshirecog.org
413-584-1300

 

Small Works Show and Sale

Sponsoring Group Name: ECA+
Submission Due Date: November 20
Submission Fees: Free for ECA+ members, $15 for non-ECA+ members for up to three works.
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/smallworks

Join the 6th Annual Small Works Show and Sale. There are two receptions as part of this exhibition including the Light Up the Arts Holiday Bash and the December Art Walk. Space is limited.

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

 

R(e)volve Christmas Trees

Sponsoring Group Name: R(e)volve Pop-Up Shop
Submission Due Date: November 22
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/RevolvePopUpShop

In conjunction with the pop-up shop, I am asking for artists to create their version of a Christmas tree. The only stipulation is that the trees be a maximum of 3'x3'x3'. The show will coincide and be a part of the pop-up shop with a special reception during Arts Walk when we will silent auction off the trees and the proceeds to be donated to local organizations. Be as creative as you want. This is about gathering people's ideas of what a Christmas tree means to them. Open to EVERYONE, not just pop-up shop artists!

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

 

Shelburne Arts Cooperative seeking new working members

Sponsoring Group Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Submission Due Date: February 1, 2015
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com/sac-joinus.html

The member-owned and -operated Shelburne Arts Cooperative is seeking new working members. Jurying takes place out our members' meeting the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, email or visit website.

Contact: sac01370@gmail.com

 

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

 

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

The Return of the Butterfly

Date & Time: 10am-5pm, January 31, 2015
Fee: Suggested $75
Organization: Khandroling Paper Cooperative
Class Location: Shang Shung Institute, Room TBA
Address: 18 Schoolhouse Road
City/Town: Conway
Website: khandrolingpapers.blogspot.com

Brenda taught this workshop at the 2014 International Origami Workshop in NYC. She writes: "Over time and through influences from other artists I now fold with handmade papers, a variety of simple to complex designs, and incorporate the models into a work of art. The idea of sharing my accumulated knowledge inspires me to infect other people with the magic of creating something 3-dimensional with a flat piece of paper." This workshop will focus on creating lovely origami butterflies with handmade paper.

Contact: Tatiana Shannon
taraframeconservation@gmail.com
413-313-5820

 

Gilding on Paper

Date & Time: 10am-5pm, January 17, 2015
Fee: Suggested $75
Organization: Khandroling Paper Cooperative
Class Location: Shang Shung Institute, Room TBA
Address: 18 Schoolhouse Road
City/Town: Conway
Website: khandrolingpapers.blogspot.com

In this 1-day workshop, students will acquire the skills needed to gild on a range of handmade and commercially produced papers, as well as various methods of altering the color of metal leaf. Using stencils and other templates, students will have the opportunity to explore the unique images that can be created with metal leaf. Students are encouraged to bring existing works of art on paper to gild. We will also have some Tibetan seed syllables to make stencils from for those interested.

Contact: Tatiana Shannon
taraframeconservation@gmail.com
413-313-5820

 

Sumi-e Woodcut

Date & Time: 10am-5pm, December 5-7
Fee: $360 non-members, $320 members; $30 materials fee to cover blocks, papers and ink due first day of workshop.
Class Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com/sumi-e-woodcut/

Sumi-e is the term for the black ink used in Japanese brush painting. This workshop will apply painterly brush work to woodcut printmaking. Creating a painterly woodcut is an excellent way to infuse your working practice with spontaneous energy. Lyell Castonguay will guide students through the process of painting, carving, and printing a 24" x 24" image. Please note that prior to the first class students are required to purchase two $15 chisels from McClains Printmaking.

Contact: Lyell Castonguay
lyellcastonguay@gmail.com

 

Art For A Change

Date & Time: 6:30-9:30pm, November 19, meets monthly (next sessions: Dec 17, Jan 28, Feb 25)
Fee: FREE (donations welcome)
Class Location: The Art Garden
Address: 14 Depot Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.org

Art For A Change focuses on incubating and hatching creative ideas that address issues you care about. You can come to one or all sessions! No idea is too big or too small to work on. (Bringing an idea is not required.) Each session begins with a slide presentation of inspiring work by local, national and international artists and activists. Each session includes time for incubating and hatching ideas. Theme for Nov 19 session: Climate Justice and Environmental Issues.

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

 

Flower Painting in Oil with Christina Mastrangelo

Date & Time: 10am-4pm, Saturday, December 13
Fee: $100
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

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

 

Sculpting the Figure in Clay with UK Artist Susan Halls

Date & Time: 9:30am-4:30pm, Saturday, December 6
Fee: $135 plus $10 firing fee (optional)
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

Working from the nude model students will be shown how to easily manipulate and construct figurative forms using soft, hollow, clay shapes. The technique allows you to work quickly -- with no internal armature or tedious hollowing out. Two poses will be studied throughout the day -- one semi reclining, one seated. The model will be female. Demonstrations will be given throughout the day and much individual tutoring offered. All materials and tools will be provided. No experience necessary.

 

Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones with Christine Kenneally

Date & Time: Thursday, December 4, 6-9pm & Thursday, December 11, 6-7:30pm
Fee: $75
Organization: Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse
Class Location: Eastworks
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 126
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.knack.org/blog/mosaic-garden-stepping-stones

In this two part class, taught by Christine Kenneally, you will learn how to use glass, found objects and cement to make your own mosaic stepping stone for your garden or walkway. Pickup finished project on Thursday, December 18, 6-6:30pm.

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

 

November-December Classes

Date & Time: Sundays, November 2 - December 21
Fee: Varies
Class Location: Deerfield Arts Bank
Address: 3 Sugarloaf Street
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.deerfieldartsbank.com/classes/

Consider registering for the last of the fall classes, all on Sundays: Trinkets & Treasure Boxes (11/2) for kids only, ages six and up. Polymer Bead Jewelry (11/9 & 11/16) for adults and kids, ages 9 and up. Papercutting (11/23, 12/7, & 12/21) for adults and kids ages 8 and up, may be registered for separately.

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

 

Color Theory: A Travelogue in Color

Date & Time: January 5-15, 10am-1pm
Fee: $700 (two credits)
Class Location: Mount Holyoke Professional and Graduate Education
Address: 50 College Street
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: www.mtholyoke.edu/go/page-courselisting

Whether a novice or advanced, this class is an opportunity to develop a personal visual vocabulary that enables artists to deepen how 'seeing' nature translates to a flat surface, while maintaining the illusion of depth. Coupled with exploring paint, or oil crayon, emphasis rests on expanding drawing skills through formal visual challenges. With Professor Lorna Ritz. Open to students and community members seeking academic credit, professional development and personal enrichment.

Contact: page@mtholyoke.edu
413-538-3450

 

Figure Drawing

Date & Time: 9:30am-12:30pm, Wednesdays (ongoing)
Fee: $15 per visit (cash only)
Organization: Northampton Center for the Arts
Class Location: Arts Trust Building
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Untaught drawing/painting sessions with a nude model. Open to all adults 18 and over. For more information or to get on the group email list contact organizer Susan Halls.

Contact: Susan Halls
susan@susanhalls.com

 

Monthly Watercolor Classes

Date & Time: 9-5:30; Dec 14, Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 13, May 9, Jun 14
Fee: $100 inclusive of all materials. Senior discount available
Class Location: Belding Library
Address: 344 Main Street
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com

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

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

 

Oil Painting

Date & Time: Private or small group sessions
City/Town: Florence

Oil Painting, mixed level, in Florence, with experienced instructor. Students work from photos or still life at a comfortable place, while learning techniques and skills required to complete beautiful oil paintings. Private or small group sessions available. Very reasonable rates. Contact instructor for days and times.

Contact: Val
bassettpainting@Gmail.com
413-563-3538

 

Stained Glass 101

Date & Time: 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

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

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

Old Colony Package StoreEasthampton City Arts +Mill 1 at Open Squarepaleophoto: Archival Pigment Printing. Photo Restoration. Film Scanning. 1-on-1 Lessons.Mike Tillyer Sculpture and Drawings at Hampshire CollegeHope & Feathers Framing and GalleryHolyoke Creative Arts Center