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This Week's Newsletter: March 28, 2017

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
March 28, 2017
Issue #447

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Featured Listings:

Holyoke: studio spaces at Open Square

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

Two two-bay studios available, 870 and 790 sq. ft. Both feature two enormous windows overlooking the second-level canal. Windows face south-east. Stunning refinished maple floors, white painted brick wall and drywall dividing wall. These are on 2nd floor of handicap accessible building. Large common area with shared sink. $580 & $526 respectively, per month inclusive.

Contact: marketing@opensquare.com
413-532-5057

 

2017 Exhibition Opportunities at Nash Gallery

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

Availability for individual artists as well as curators of group shows for fine art exhibits through 2017. The gallery features monthly fine art exhibits with artist receptions taking place on the second Saturday of every month, during Art Walk Easthampton. The gallery is seeking two and three dimensional fine artists to be featured through 2017. The exhibition wall space is approximately 6' X 21' with pedestal space available below. Collaborations are encouraged. Previous applicants may reapply.

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

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Youth Art Month

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 1, 2017
End Date: March 31, 2017
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org

Students from the Elementary, Doering and Junior High School will have their artwork displayed throughout the library. The artwork of students in grades K-6 will be showcased on the Gallery Walls, Double Glass Case and Lower level Cases, as well as the Lower Level bookshelves. Mediums will include clay and papier Mache sculptures, small and large weavings, as well as a variety of drawings, paintings and mixed media artwork. Junior High students will be exhibiting 2-D work on the Lower Level Walls.

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

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Body Language

Start Date: March 23, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Reception Date: March 29, 4-6pm
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca

A student-curated exhibition of drawings from the UMCA collection. For centuries a foundation of art, figure drawing has a unique potential to revise stereotypes and assumptions about different types of bodies. Humans are drawn to and connect with the familiarity and beauty of the human figure, whether presented representationally or abstractly, through bodily traces and signs. This exhibition highlights the way drawings delineate bodies through tactile, visual, social, and even spiritual marks.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Transformed Entity

Artist: Peggy Klineman
Start Date: April 2, 2017
End Date: April 27, 2017
Reception Date: Sunday, April 2, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst

Cutting highly sensitive personal documents into unreadable shreds, Klineman removes traces of herself from the world. This information that represents her-- such as birth date, social security number, banking and other financial data is rendered mute. Identity thieves are thwarted. Through their destruction, these documents become the raw material of her art.

Contact: Sally Curcio
413-545-3394

 

Altered and Abstracted: Artist Books and Other Works

Artist: Laura Holland
Start Date: April 2, 2017
End Date: April 27, 2017
Reception Date: Sunday, April 2, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst

Holland stretches the fold-up accordion book structure in several directions, working larger scale than previously. Underlying the work is a sense of pulling, or abstracting, a lingering image from something that is about to vanish.

Contact: Sally Curcio
413-545-3394

 

Sweet Veil of the Night

Artist: Margie Rothermich
Start Date: April 2, 2017
End Date: April 27, 2017
Reception Date: Sunday, April 2, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst

Rothermich's work speaks to questions about the corporeal nature of humans and animals and looks to examine my deep frustration with the limitations of our lives apart from the flow of the natural world.

Contact: Sally Curcio
413-545-3394

 

Strength: 2nd Biennial Juried Photography Show

Start Date: April 6, 2017
End Date: May 27, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, April 6, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10-6, Thur 10-8, Sat 10-4
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Strength. Inner or physical. Actual or symbolic. What does strength mean to you? Thirty-four photographers answer this question. Juried for First, Second, and Third place awards by three nationally recognized photography experts: Stephen Petegorsky, Stacy Waldman, and Frank Ward. Cast your vote for the People's Choice Award! Jury Awards Reception, Thursday, April 6th, during Amherst Arts Night Plus, 5-8pm. People's Choice Award Reception, Thursday, May 4th, 5-8pm.

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

 

Woodlands and Waterscapes: light, color, and gesture

Artist: Larry Rankin
Start Date: April 6, 2017
End Date: April 29, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, April 6, 5-8pm
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Larry Rankin photographs the natural world, in particular the sacred spaces that connect us to the earth and to all who have walked before us. Rankin's skillful work with camera movement and light creates a vision beyond the literal, a reach for the transcendence of the natural world. The monthly Art Forum features a discussion with photographer Stan Sherer, and will be held on April 20, 7-8:30pm.

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

 

Monster Energy

Artist: Caitlin Cherry
Start Date: March 23, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Reception Date: March 29, 5-7pm
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca

An exhibition of digital prints, lithographs, and mixed-media maquettes by the Brooklyn-based artist Caitlin Cherry, who is known for her hybrid practice of painting and sculptural installation. Reception for the Artist: March 29, 5-7pm; Conversation with Caitlin Cherry at 6 pm.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Nina Rossi

Artist: Nina Rossi
Start Date: April 2, 2017
End Date: April 29, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, April 6, 5-8pm
Location Name: Burnett Gallery, Jones Library
Hours: Mon 1-5pm, Tue-Thur 9am-9pm, Wed & Fri-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-4:30pm
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.joneslibrary.org

"I enjoy the mystifying way that decisions in the artistic realm feel like foregone conclusions in some deep part of the brain where the architect of my dreams is cooking up a lunch of tasty little ideas. I also explore compositional urges inspired more by materials than by ways of seeing. Idea and form progress in tandem to conclusions influenced by a large inventory of castaways."

Contact: Nina Rossi
nalerossi@gmail.com
413-834-8800

 

Man Descending

Artist: David Skillicorn
Start Date: March 1, 2017
End Date: March 31, 2017
Location Name: Burnett Gallery, Jones Library
Hours: Sun-Mon 9am-5pm, Tue-Thur 9am-9:30pm, Wed & Fri-Sat 9am-5:30pm
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.DavidSkillicorn.com

In light of the current unprecedented and polarizing political division, the works in this exhibition are my own reflection on an earlier administration, and the fragility of our shared democratic values. The paintings are presented in the spirit of a conversation about the essence of our country's foundational values, and why it is so important to be vigilant in protecting them.

Contact: David Skillicorn
sunrise10@gmail.com

 

Miniature Menagerie: Stories in the Making

Artist: David Hyde Costello
Start Date: March 1, 2017
End Date: April 1, 2017
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10-6, Thur 10-8, Sat 10-4
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

An exhibition of small watercolors featuring endearing animal characters created by picture book author and illustrator David Hyde Costello. Costello has created a charming menagerie of animals in mischievous and imaginative settings. Find your favorite and tell its story! We invite visitors to jot down brief stories about their favorite characters throughout the duration of the show.

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

 

Painting with Paper

Artist: Keila Ploof
Start Date: March 2, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Reception Date: April 6, 5-8pm
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: keilascalling.wixsite.com/keilas-calling

Original works that highlight her creative approach to using paper & charcoal as her medium of choice. An environmentally friendly artist, Keila uses old books and paper that is past its usefulness. She sees beauty in papers of all kinds exploiting the unique qualities that add character to her work. Each piece of paper is torn, cut or otherwise manipulated to form her "brush stroke" that is applied using a paint brush.

Contact: keilascalling@gmail.com

 

The Primary Line

Artist: Kim Carlino
Start Date: March 1, 2017
End Date: March 28, 2017
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst

I am an interventionist, mining the space between painting and drawing. I explore the evolutionary nature of mark making and relationships between color, geometry, line and form. Through a pseudo scientific lens of inquiry and exploration I set up a situation on a paper like surface using the language of painting to improvise from. This is an arena in which pattern and form engage and accentuate the contradictions, opposites and contrasts that exist in this fabricated world.

Contact: 413-545-0976

 

Celebrating: 15th Anniversary Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 2, 2017
End Date: April 1, 2017
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Gallery A3 celebrates its 15th anniversary with an exhibition of work by past and present members. Sixty-eight artists working in almost every artistic media have shown their work in the downtown Amherst gallery over the past fifteen years.

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

 

Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker's Tales of Slavery and Power

Artist: Kara Walker
Start Date: February 1, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMass
Hours: Tues-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: 151 Presidents Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca

Kara Walker has become one of the most widely-known and controversial artists working today. Exploring the painful history of American race relations through large-scale silhouette installations, Walker's work transforms historical materials, literary sources and popular culture, challenging us to access buried emotions about our nation's past. From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Pathways: monotypes and artist's books

Artists: 18 artists from Western Mass
Start Date: April 8 2017
End Date: May 5, 2017
Reception Date: April 8, 5-8 pm
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com

Eighteen local artists show monotype prints and artist's books with montoypes in a show coinciding with the Third Annual Easthampton BookFest. Exhibiting artist, Lynn Peterfreund, will present a gallery talk and demonstration on April 20, 5:30 pm. This program is supported in part by a grant from Easthampton City Arts+, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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

 

Lady Madonna & Son

Artist: Ken Gagne
Start Date: March 11 2017
End Date: April 1, 2017
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com

All the images in these drawings depict the Madonna and Son, in infant or adult forms, composed in both classical and contemporary settings while recognizing nuances of old and modern sensibilities.

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

 

History in Ruins

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 10, 2017
End Date: March 28, 2017
Location Name: MAP Gallery, Eastworks
Hours: Wed & Fri 12-5pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Featuring photographs of abandoned buildings and urban ruins.

Contact: pasqualina@easthampton.org

 

School of Life

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 11, 2017
End Date: March 28, 2017
Location Name: ECA Gallery, Old Town Hall
Hours: Tue 12-5pm, Thur 12-7pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Featuring drawings and paintings by the Figure Drawing Club of Easthampton.

Contact: pasqualina@easthampton.org

 

Streets and Towns in the Northeast

Artist: Ned Reade
Start Date: March 4, 2017
End Date: April 2, 2017
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Whether painting on a ridge overlooking a sheep farm or by the rushing waters of a trout stream or along the New England coast, Ned Reade captures the changing light and colors of the seasons in watercolors and oils. He teaches a watercolor workshop on Martha's Vineyard and one at the Southern Vermont Art Center each summer. His work can be seen in galleries around New England. For over 40 years he has been Chairman of the Art Department at the Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, NY.

Contact: Kathy Maloney
kmaloney@lathrop.kendal.org
413-586-0006

 

Barbara Johnson

Artist: Barbara Johnson
Start Date: March 11, 2017
End Date: March 29, 2017
Location Name: Cider House Media
Address: 28 Northampton Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ciderhousedesign.com

This month we are featuring the remarkable art of Barbara Johnson. Barbara is an internationally recognized, award-winning contemporary realist artist specializing in intimate and dramatic works of art. Her work sparks intrigue and realism, stirring emotions through detailed representations of our world.

Contact: Elizabeth Appelquist
elizabeth@ciderhousedesign.com
413-203-2356

 

The All-Too-Human Condition

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 17, 2017
End Date: April 9, 2017
Location Name: Colson Gallery
Hours: Fri-Sat 1-5pm, and by appt
Address: Eastworks, Ste 246
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ColsonGallery.com

In the spirit of The Family of Man, 50 images from 20 different photographers worldwide including some of the Pioneer Valley's finest image makers. Explores the human condition: Pathos, ethos, love, hate, the capacity for relationships, life and death.

Contact: Rick Colson
Rick@colsongallery.com
617-413-5343

 

New City Stories

Artist: Henry Amistadi
Start Date: February 2, 2017
End Date: March 31, 2017
Location Name: Municipal Gallery
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-5pm
Address: 50 Payson Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

A collection of 20 photographs by Henry Amistadi.

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Landscapes

Artist: Gillian Haven
Start Date: March 2, 2017
End Date: April 26, 2017
Location Name: Northampton Cooperative Bank
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat 9am-12pm
Address: 6 Main Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.gillianhaven.net

Catching sight of the resting crest of Mt. Norwottuck or the gleam of the Connecticut River anchors the landscape for painter Gillian Haven who explores the shifting nature of local surroundings.

Contact: Gillian Haven
gillianhaven@gillianhaven.net
413-253-7626

 

No Respite

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 1, 2017
End Date: April 9, 2017
Location Name: Rozz Tox Art / Feeding Tube Records
Hours: Wed-Fri 4-8pm, Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-6pm
Address: 221 Pine Street, Rm 141
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.feedingtuberecords.com/rozztoxart

Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, and Sculpture. Ariel Kotker, Andrea Sroka, Danny Monster Cruz, Loren Burke, Sam Guerin, Hollister Fitch, Noel'le Longhaul, Esther S. White, Trevor Powers, C'naan Hamburger, Lee Ranaldo. Curated by Greta Svalberg

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Pastel Studio Spring 2017

Artists: groups show
Start Date: March 31, 2017
End Date: April 26, 2017
Reception Date: Friday, April 7, 5-7pm
Location Name: Artspace Greenfield
Hours: Mon-Fri 12-12:30pm & 4-6pm
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Featuring works by members of Becky Clark's Advanced Pastel class, including Carolyn Gross, Carla Lagrassa, Joyce Lanciani, Brenda Mockler, Paula Olson, Gail Oswald, Liza O-Neil, Sharon Roth, and Karen Savage.

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

 

An Italian Story

Artist: Pacifico Palumbo
Start Date: March 15, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Reception Date: April 7, 6pm
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Fri 12-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/events/1877410979141810/

Inspired by his collection of family photographs, artist Pacifico Palumbo translates on canvas his childhood memories and his family's legacy in this collection of oil paintings featuring everyday life in Park Slope Brooklyn, New York. The Greenfield Gallery is honored to be featuring Palumbo's coveted work throughout the month of April with a preview slated for mid March.

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

 

Anja Schutz

Artist: Anja Schutz
Start Date: March 7, 2017
End Date: May 1, 2017
Location Name: Hope & Olive Restaurant
Hours: 10am-2pm & 5-8pm, closed Mondays
Address: 44 Hope Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.anjaschutz.com

Prints of work from different disciplines: Portraiture, Still Life, Pet Portraits, Landscapes.

Contact: Anja Schutz
anja@anjaschutz.com

 

Water Views

Artist: Annette Mackin
Start Date: January, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2017
Location Name: Baystate Cafe, Franklin Medical Center
Hours: open 24/7
Address: 164 High Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

Archival color photographs by Annette Mackin. is an excerpt from a large body of work that Annette has done spending summers on Squam Lake, NH, on Long Island beaches in NY, on the Connecticut and Falls Rivers in western MA, and on the Cape Ann coast of Massachusetts. Water views have always been an attraction for artists for many reasons beyond the obvious basic sustenance of food and water.

Contact: Beverly Phelps
edcp.bap@comcast.net

 

Whispers

Artist: Alice Thomas
Start Date: January 6, 2017
End Date: March 28, 2017
Location Name: GCTV
Address: 393 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield

This series of work discusses the endangered and extinct species of nature. The manner of brush stroke, color, and title all lend information to the viewer for identification and sense of progression on the spectrum of endangerment.

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Pat. Pend.

Artist: Bruce Fowler
Start Date: March 31, 2017
End Date: May 6, 2017
Reception Date: Friday, March 31, 6-9pm
Location Name: Paper City Studios
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: papercitystudios.wordpress.com

A solo show of new work.

Contact: brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

Recent Work

Artists: Binda Colebrook, Richard Lloyd
Start Date: March 25, 2017
End Date: April 8, 2017
Location Name: Readywipe
Address: Baustein Building, 532 Main Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.bausteinbuilding.com

Please join Binda Colebrook and Richard Lloyd for a showing of their recent work at the Baustein Building's Readywipe space in Holyoke MA. The work can be viewed at the opening or by appointment.

Contact: Richard Lloyd
rdlloyd@verizon.net

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Framing Faces

Artist: Kate Troast
Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: May 23, 2017
Reception Date: April 22, 5-9pm
Location Name: Leverett Crafts and Arts
Hours: Sat-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.barnesgallery.org

A year long exploration of oil painting and faces by Kate Troast of Amherst. Artist reception with food and music, Saturday April 22.

Contact: barnesgallery@gmail.com

 

Monson Exhibits/Events

Show Us Your Colors: Monson Arts Council 24th Annual Art Show

Artist: group show
Start Date: April 8, 2017
End Date: April 23, 2017
Reception Date: April 8, 1-4pm
Location Name: House of Art
Hours: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 200 Main Street
City/Town: Monson
Website: www.MonsonArtsCouncil.com

85 Regional Artists showing 115 works: Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Drawing. $4300 in prizes awarded. Closing Party - Beer Tasting by Tree House Brewing Co. Bluegrass by Livestock.

Contact: David Dupuis
art23451@comcast.net
413-267-0343

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Along the Beach and Through the Fields and Woods

Artist: Edward C. Pelletier
Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, April 6, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.berkshirehillsproduction.com

A display of photographs, framed and on canvas. They are representations of those precious things and sights we encounter while walking on the beach; through the fields; along the byways and through the woods. The artist has been an avid amateur fine art photographer for over 40 years. For the last fifteen years he has done professional photography.

Contact: Edward C. Pelletier
ecpelletierphotography@gmail.com
413-238-4418

 

Oil, Acrylic and Gouache Paintings

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 3, 2017
End Date: May 1, 2017
Reception Date: Monday April 3, 5-7pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Three Pioneer Valley artists present rural and urban landscapes for the month. Trina Sears Sternstein, Ed Kaplan, Rob Chirico

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

 

Free Community Day

Date: Saturday, April 8, 11:30am-3:30pm
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/artmuseum

Immerse yourself in the world of Ancient Rome! All ages welcome. Join us for a free Community Day inspired by the exhibition Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii.

 

Solo Exhibition

Artist: Scott Prior
Start Date: March 29, 2017
End Date: April 29, 2017
Reception Date: Saturday, April 1, 5-7pm
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

A solo exhibition by Scott Prior.

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

 

Colorplay

Artists: Mary Witt, Brianna Ashe
Start Date: April 6, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Reception Date: Friday, April 14, 5-8pm
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Mary Witt, painter, and Brianna Ashe, multimedia artist, will be showing their new work. They both love working and playing with color in their abstract artwork. Although different, their art always seems to set up an interesting dynamic, a stylistic conversation.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Surveillance Landscapes

Artist: Marcus DeSieno
Start Date: April 5, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Reception Date: Friday, April 14, 5-8pm
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

In our increasingly intrusive electronic culture, how do we delineate the boundary between public and private? "Surveillance Landscapes" is a body of work that interrogates how surveillance technology has changed our relationship to--and understanding of--landscape and place.

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

 

We Are Not Machines/No Somos Maquinas

Start Date: March 24, 2017
End Date: March 31, 2017
Location Name: Nolen Art Lounge, Smith College Campus Center
Hours: Mon-Thur 7am-12am, Fri 7am-2am, Sat 9am-2am, Sun 9am-12am
Address: 100 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton

Highlights the voices and faces of people affected by low-wage restaurant work. The show creates a connection between workers and the community they serve daily, and hopes to foster a collective dialogue about workplace conditions to create a more just and sustainable future for workers in Northampton and other cities. The exhibition features portraits by Leslie Lynn Lucio, interviews with service workers by Adam Reid, and typesetting by Seth Gregory. A series of events will accompany the exhibition, including a public launch, film forum, a worker panel, and worker-led musical groups.

Contact: Saraphina Masters
nolenartlounge@smith.edu

 

Insects, Plants, Fruit and Shadows

Artist: Diane Schlappi
Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, April 6, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Locust Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist feels there are times when color, either transparent or opaque may be unforgiving or unpredictable. When this happens, her greatest pleasure is to profit by surprise and let the medium work with her to interpret shadow, light and form. And because she is an insect lover and gardener with intense interest in the natural world, bugs, fruit, vegetables and the land have become favorite subjects.

Contact: Diane Schlappi
d_schlappi@yahoo.com
413-665-4250

 

Northampton Streetscapes: Views of City Storefronts

Artist: John Dunphy
Start Date: March 10, 2017
End Date: April 11, 2017
Location Name: City Hall Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 210 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/1807835829538093/

Streetscapes from Northampton and Florence. They include images of landmark building such as the Hotel Northampton and the Academy of Music, as well as the ghosts of businesses past, including the South Street Variety Store and the JavaNet Cafe.

Contact: Brian Foote
arts@northamptonma.gov
413-587-1269

 

States of Incarceration (Northampton)

Start Date: March 13, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2017
Location Name: Forbes Library & Historic Northampton
Address: 20 West Street & 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.statesofincarceration.org

Explores the history of incarceration by focusing on human stories from 20 different local communities from across the U.S., including here in western Massachusetts. The exhibit offers a diverse genealogy of the incarceration generation and challenges all of us to remember our own past and use the insights of history to shape what happens next. A Spanish-language exhibit catalog accompanies the exhibit.

 

Unidentified Woman

Artists: Jodi Colella
Start Date: March 10, 2017
End Date: April 9, 2017
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-4pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historicnorthampton.org

Jodi Colella engages with headwear and daguerreotypes from the collection of the Historic Northampton Museum and responds to forces that have shaped women's identities since the 18th century

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

 

The Beauty of Nature

Artists: Wilbraham Art League
Start Date: March 1, 2017
End Date: March 31, 2017
Location Name: North Gallery and Locust Gallery at Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The Wilbraham Art League will be celebrating 10 years this year. The league has 75 members, all involved in either painting, photography, ceramics, pottery, basket weaving and jewelry design. The membership meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Wilbraham Senior Center at which time monthly exhibits are planned along with a demonstration from a guest artist.

Contact: Lorianne MacAlpine
wilbrahamartleague.org
908-256-2345

 

Three Photographers and the Natural World

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 2, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2017
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Robert Salthouse, Janine Norton, and Bruce Hawkins.

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

 

Chance Encounters

Artist: Mutsu Crispin
Start Date: March 8, 2017
End Date: April 2, 2017
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

One's first discovery of the bouncy ball (or 'superball') usually involves a surprise, and extreme delight, as an unassuming little orb of compressed rubber explodes off the ground or wall. In a series of sculptures by Vermont-based artist Mutsu Crispin, balls of different sizes, colors and visceral qualities are coaxed, danced, bullied or ouijaed into place to create a range of immersive visions.

Contact: 413-586-5553

 

You Are Not Alone: Reflections on the News

Artist: Mo Willems
Start Date: March 1, 2017
End Date: March 31, 2017
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: M-W 10-6, Th-Sat 10-9, Sun 12-5
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.RMichelson.com

This show is comprised of date-stamped art which are immediate reflections on philosophical questions we find ourselves asking almost daily as the world changes and the ground shifts beneath our feet. Please join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, March 10th from 6-8 pm (in conjunction with Northampton's Arts Night Out).

Contact: Elana Chernick-Kritz
413-586-3964

 

Restoring the Role of Washington DC's Tiber Creek

Artist: Karolina Kawiaka
Start Date: March 3, 2017
End Date: March 29, 2017
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/art/exhibitions.php

This project proposes a low impact, green infrastructure approach to address interior flooding in the Federal Triangle. Designed to handle stormwater by recreating some of the natural hydrological conditions by restoring aspects of the historic Washington Canal. Presented to over 40 DC agencies and received a great deal of as a solution to an issue that could cause up to $7.5 billion in damages to our nation's capital. Karolina Kawiaka is a Smith alum with a Masters of Architecture from Harvard.

Contact: Siviva Levana
slevana@smith.edu
413-585-3100

 

Leisure & Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis Near Pompeii

Start Date: February 3, 2017
End Date: August 17, 2017
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu

Featuring works seen for the first time outside Italy, this groundbreaking exhibition centers on the ancient town of Oplontis on the Neapolitan coast, a site that was buried and preserved when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE. The exhibition focuses on two adjacent, spectacular Roman archaeological sites--one an enormous luxury villa that once sprawled along the coast of the Bay of Naples, the other a nearby commercial-residential complex, where products from the region were exported.

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

 

Architecture & Light

Artist: JoAnne Denehy
Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: 2nd Floor Waiting Area
Hours: 8am-5pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive
City/Town: Northampton

Recent work by JoAnne Denehy includes many local scenes. She is continually inspired by the local landscape and brings depth and light to each painting.

Contact: JoAnne Denehy
denehy18th@aol.com
413-665-4344

 

Elisabetta Franchini Chaudruc

Artist: Elisabetta Franchini Chaudruc
Start Date: January 27, 2017
End Date: April 14, 2017
Reception Date: Friday, April 21, 5:15-7:15pm
Location Name: Smith College Alumnae House Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 33 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.elisabettafranchini.com

Elisabetta Franchini Chaudruc's paintings feature the varied 'faces' of Italy--then and now--rich with living history and accented by centuries-old topiary, weather-worn statues or soaring cypress trees. For Chaudruc, the villages of Pienza, Portofino, Positano--each with a distinct palette unique to their region.... create a never ending source of inspiration. Please join the artist for closing reception, Friday, April 21.

Contact: Jonelle Dennis
jdennis@smith.edu

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Better Than Taxes

Artists: Members of the Shelburne Arts Co-op
Start Date: March 29, 2017
End Date: May 1, 2017
Reception Date: April 8
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

A group show by members of the Shelburne Arts Co-op includes paintings, prints, photographs, and mixed media pieces.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
florosenstock@hotmail.com
413-256-1840

 

Mohawk Trail Middle and High School Visual Art Showcase

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 3, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Reception Date: April 8, 4-6pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Fri-Mon 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

Mohawk Trail Middle and High School Visual Art Showcase runs from March 3 - April 30, reception for the exhibit is Saturday, April 8, 4-6pm, with music by student musicians The Paperweights.

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

 

Friendship Thread, portraits of friends both near and far

Artist: Nathan Hanford
Start Date: March 3, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Fri-Mon 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

Nathan Hanford's exhibit, Friendship Thread: portraits of friends both near and far can be seen in side by side exhibits with works by Soldier On veterans.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Push the Green Hand Ahead: Springfield Armory in World War I

Start Date: April 6, 2016
End Date: January 7, 2018
Location Name: Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Hours: Wed-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: One Armory Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nps.gov/spar

It was precisely 100 years ago on April 6th, 1917 that President Woodrow Wilson signed a joint resolution from Congress to enter into "a war to end all wars" that had already been raging in Europe for nearly three years. This exhibit is a unique opportunity to learn the compelling role of Springfield Armory in World War I, when the government arms factory pushed its workforce to supply the soldiers on the front line with essential armaments.

Contact: Alex MacKenzie
Alex_MacKenzie@nps.gov
413-271-3971

 

Turtle Power! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Samurai Heroes

Start Date: November 8, 2016
End Date: May 14, 2017
Location Name: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield Museums
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/turtle-power/

A unique and imaginative exhibit that brings together original graphic novel art from the collection of local TMNT enthusiast Elias Derby and the Museums' own world-famous collection of Japanese arms, armor, and pristine ukiyo-e prints. Featuring a Saturday morning cartoon area and samurai-inspired activities.

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

 

Cats in Hats Illustrations from the Western Massachusetts Illustrators' Guild

Artists: over 40 artists from Western Mass and the region
Start Date: October 4, 2016
End Date: April 30, 2017
Location Name: Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/cats-in-hats/

Cats in Hats includes works inspired by Dr. Seuss' famous children's book in celebration of the forthcoming museum in his honor. Over 40 of the region's best-known illustrators are featured, including Diane deGroat, Ruth Sanderson, and Jane Yolen, among others. Also includes an interactive space featuring a "Cat Walk" scavenger hunt, a "Cat Paw-trait" wall/selfie photo booth, and a "Cat-Toons" cartoon station area.

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

 

Sunderland Exhibits/Events

akin II

Artist: Whitney Robbins
Start Date: March 1, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Reception Date: Friday, March 31, 5-7pm
Location Name: Sunderland Public Library
Hours: Mon 10am-8pm, Tues-Wed 1-8pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 20 School Street
City/Town: Sunderland
Website: www.sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

Most of the paintings and drawings for akin II are created from old photos of family and friends. Some are found, scavenged from slide boxes or albums; others have been collected from Facebook or taken with my iPhone. I have selected these images because they illustrate the mysterious and powerful bonds that exist between humans and animals. They tell a story of respect and love, or they explore the ideas of coexistence and connection.

Contact: Katherine Hand
413-665-2642

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Connectivity Realized Through: Science, Math, Art

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 21, 2016
End Date: April 14, 2017
Location Name: Arno Maris Art Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 11am-3pm
Address: Ely Campus Center
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfield.ma.edu/offices/art-galleries/arno-maris-gallery-exhibits

Eight faculty members and 36 students contributed artwork to the show. The exhibit started as a collaborative effort between non-art faculty teaching art students. Art students interpreted their presentations and submitted work that creatively reflected the newly-learned subject interjected with their own thoughts and interpretations. Mediums on display range from video and animation and Photoshop, to charcoal, styrofoam, watercolor, photography, and more.

Contact: Laura Phelon
lphelon@westfield.ma.edu
413-572-5523

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

16th Annual "Women in History Month" Photo Contest/Exhibit

Sponsoring Group Name: Robert Floyd Photo gallery and Learning Center
Submission Due Date: April 8, 2017
Submission Fees: $20 per black and white artwork; 4 for $60
City/Town: Southampton
Website: www.robertfloydphoto.com

Women who work and/or live in the Pioneer Valley are welcome to honor women now by submitting framed for hanging black and white portraits of women anywhere in the world showing "Human Emotion." Up to 4 framed images, $20 per image and 4 for only $60. Women are invited to speak at The April Gallery Sunday afternoons, 3:00 pm, in Gallery Conversations. Hundreds of dollars in awards and merchandise prizes. Image: "A Friend" by Anne E. Ely

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

 

Monster Arts Project III: A Circus of Monsters

Sponsoring Group Name: Monster Arts Project, ECA+, MAP, Eastworks
Submission Due Date: July 15, 2017
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/MonsterArtsProject/

Monster Arts Project is returning for its third year, and we are excited to unveil "A Circus of Monsters". We are looking for several more artists, both 2D and 3D who are interested in creating artwork for the show that both is monster themed, but also ties into a circus theme. Think old timey turn of the century creepy circus. This year's show will be running for 5 weekends so it will be huge exposure. Contact me for further information.

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

 

Articulture Westfield 2017

Sponsoring Group Name: ArtWorks of Westfield
Submission Due Date: April 15, 2017
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.facebook.com/groups/ArtWorksWestfield

Articulture Westfield 2017 is a celebration of homegrown local artistic expression. We are seeking up to 24 artists to display their work at the April 22 event at the Westfield Woman's Club. Each artist will have a 4'x6' exhibition space to display their work. Email up to three jpgs of your work with a brief description of each piece and your contact information to cheryl.crowe@comcast.net

Contact: Cheryl Crowe
cheryl.crowe@comcast.net
413-533-3372

 

Amherst ChalkWalk

Submission Due Date: April 29
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.facebook.com/events/343819326014387

The Amherst ChalkWalk is a celebration of chalk art and the town of Amherst. The ChalkWalk needs artists of all ages and experience levels. On the day of the festival, participants will create draw on sidewalk spaces throughout town. Participants will be able to choose whether or not they would like to enter their work in a judged competition. Prizes donated from local businesses will be awarded to winners in each division; additionally, one "People's Choice" prize will be awarded.

Contact: Helena Burgueno
amherstchalkwalk@gmail.com
203-641-8305

 

Bi-Monthly Shows in the Lane Family Reading Room Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: Sunderland Public Library
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Sunderland
Website: www.sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

The Trustees of the Sunderland Public Library are accepting applications to display artwork in the Lane Family Reading Room Gallery. Applications may be picked up at the Sunderland Public Library (20 School Street, Sunderland) or downloaded from website. The Lane Family Reading Room Gallery features 37 linear feet of wall space to hang artwork. Applications from artists of all mediums are accepted and encouraged.

Contact: Katherine Hand
director@sunderlandpubliclibrary.org
413-665-2642

 

Fall 2017 Paradise City Arts Festivals

Sponsoring Group Name: Paradise City Arts Festivals
Submission Due Date: April 3, 2017
Submission Fees: $30 for one show, $15 for each additional show
City/Town: Northampton and Marlborough
Website: www.paradisecityarts.com

Apply online today! Paradise City presents New England's leading shows of handmade craft, painting and sculpture. Paradise City's events showcase fresh, innovative work in all media in beautiful indoor settings, with outdoor space available in Northampton for large-scale sculpture. Applications from new and emerging artists are encouraged. For 23 years Paradise City has been known for setting new standards in show publicity and marketing, and for its user-friendly approach to artists. Produced by artists, for artists!

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

 

Call for Art: Catch and Release

Sponsoring Group Name: Exploded View
Submission Due Date: April 22, 2017
Submission Fees: none; $5 requested donation
City/Town: Turners Falls

A community art show to premier at the Great Falls Discovery Center in during the month of May. Artists living in Western MA are invited to submit wall art on the theme of rivers and water for the "Catch and Release" exhibit. Artists should email up to three jpgs of their work, with a brief description of each including title, dimensions and materials, along with their name, address, and phone number to explodedviewma@gmail.com by April 22 to be juried into the show.

Contact: Nina Rossi
413-834-8800

 

2017 Exhibition Opportunities at Nash Gallery

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

Availability for individual artists as well as curators of group shows for fine art exhibits through 2017. The gallery features monthly fine art exhibits with artist receptions taking place on the second Saturday of every month, during Art Walk Easthampton. The gallery is seeking two and three dimensional fine artists to be featured through 2017. The exhibition wall space is approximately 6' X 21' with pedestal space available below. Collaborations are encouraged. Previous applicants may reapply.

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

 

Art In the Orchard Call for Sculptures

Sponsoring Group Name: Art In the Orchard @ Park Hill Orchard
Submission Due Date: April 1, 2017
Submission Fees: $20 per artist for three entries
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ArtInTheOrchard.org

Art In the Orchard (AIO) is seeking outdoor sculptures and installations for its 4th biennial exhibit in Easthampton. This biennial is expected to draw 25,000 visitors from Aug 13th to Nov 26th and will feature 30 works. Artists will receive a $500 honorarium (totaling $15,000). AIO '17 is funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well as private donations. AIO was awarded MCC's prestigious Gold Star Award for exemplary community arts project.

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

 

Easthampton City Arts+

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

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

Contact: arts@easthampton.org
413-529-1425

 

Classes & Workshops

Basics of Digital Photography with Marc St. Onge

Date & Time: 7-9pm, March 30 - April 27
Fee: $175
Class Location: Robert Floyd Photo Gallery And Learning Center​
Address: 2 East Street @ Route 10
City/Town: Southampton
Website: www.robertfloydphoto.com

Learn your camera for fun visuals now. A five-week course with four sessions and homework assignments on the Basics of Successful Digital Photography will be held at the Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center beginning Thursday MAR 30 from 7-9pm. Sign up and learn the principles of making better photos. Meet at 6 pm for the first session.

Contact: Robert Floyd
413-529-2635

 

Mosaic Free-For-All!

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-9pm, May 17 - June 21
Fee: $345 (including all materials)
Organization: Christine Kenneally Mosaics
Class Location: Paragon Building​
Address: 150 Pleasant Street, Suite 236
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.christinekenneallymosaics.com

The possibilities are endless in this 6 week class! Bring your ideas and get the instruction and materials to turn them into reality. From mosaic wall panels, flower pots, or mirror frames, to landscape scenes celebrating springtime, to a sign for your office or child's room, to a house number for your porch; this class will celebrate the diversity of styles and applications that mosaics offer. Various methods & materials will be used, depending on the project of your choice. Open to all levels.

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

 

Classical Painting Techniques

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, April 11 to May 16; OR Thursdays 6-9pm, April 20 to May 25
Fee: $400
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Students are guided through a series of painting exercises designed to build their perception of tonal values, color temperature, and aerial perspective, the essential ingredients of strong realistic painting since the Renaissance. Lively on-going discussions of current and historical movements in painting, visual resources, and still life materials all provide a stimulating environment where individual expression is encouraged. All levels are welcome.

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

 

Forms and Marks in Space: Monotype Explorations

Date & Time: 10am-5pm, Saturday, April 29
Fee: $140 non-members; $125 members ($25 materials fee includes use of screen, inks, paper, emulsions)
Class Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com/forms-and-marks-in-space-monotype-explorations

Using still life subjects as inspiration, learn to create forms and marks that convincingly exist in space. The same principles for using value, color, line, edges and texture work whether those forms and marks have volume, or are flat. In this class, students will be able to explore different ways of interpreting still life forms with the quick, directness of monotype. The lessons learned are applicable to other forms of drawing and painting.

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

 

Wednesday Morning Screen Printing

Date & Time: 10am-2pm, Wednesdays, April 5-26
Fee: $250 non-members; $225 members ($30 materials fee includes use of screen, inks, paper, emulsions)
Class Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com

This workshop is a sampler of many ways of making screen prints – from hand drawn, to cut paper to photographic. We will work with stencils made from paper and tape, drawing fluid and screen filler, and photo process, and focus on layering transparent inks to create depth and complex colors. The class will cover basic printing technique and paper registration – everything you need to get started on a screenprinting project and get you familiar with the screen printing studio at Zea Mays. No experience necessary.

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

 

Stained Glass Workshop

Date & Time: 12-4pm, Sunday, April 23
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

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

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

 

Creative Hand-building & Design for Ceramic Forms

Date & Time: Saturday, April 15, 9am-4pm
Fee: $250
Class Location: Juliet Rose Pottery Studio
Address: 191 Reimers Road
City/Town: Monson
Website: www.julietrosepottery.com

A rare opportunity to learn creative hand-building techniques for making pottery. Christy Knox of Cummington will demonstrate & work with participants to create and decorate pottery using slabs and molds. Work will be fired following workshop. Lunch provided. Christy has been featured in Ceramics Monthly magazine, is an invited guest at the April Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail. Owner of Natural Elements Pottery Studio in Cummington, she's a member of the annual Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour.

Contact: Juliet Bacchas
julietrosepottery@gmail.com
413-563-9916

 

Artist Workshops and Master Classes with Lorna Ritz

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

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

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

 

ARTeens (an afterschool program)

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 3-6pm. April 25 - June 10. Applications due March 31.
Fee: $350, Pay-What-You-Can (no one turned away due to lack of funds)
Class Location: The Art Garden
Address: 14 Depot Street (same building as Trolley Museum)
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.org

Weekly meetings provide extended art-making time and individualized instruction in a studio filled with professional art supplies. Teens come from different schools (and homeschooling) and arrive between 2:30-3:45pm. Facilitated by working artists Jane Beatrice Wegscheider and Phyllis Labanowski, the spring session ends with a regional teen exhibition, curated by ARTeens. Applications (on website) due March 31. Please note: If lots of teens apply, we will offer the program on Thursdays too.

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

 

Felted Slippers with Elena Gibson

Date & Time: April 8, 9am-4:30pm
Fee: $95
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 122 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/product/felted-slippers-elena-gibson/

Students will learn to calculate shrinkage to determine the right size and shape of their template and explore the wet felting technique of using a flat resist. Different methods of embellishment such as cut-outs, applique, and needle felted embroidery will be demonstrated in class to provide participants with possible choices to finish their product off at home.

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

 

Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones

Date & Time: March 15 - June 15, 5-9pm (each evening is a separate class - see website for dates)
Fee: $75 per evening (includes all materials)
Organization: Mosaics by Christine Kenneally
Class Location: Paragon Building​
Address: 150 Pleasant Street, Suite 236
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.christinekenneallymosaics.com

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

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

 

iPhone Landscape Photography

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 10am-12pm, April 12 - May 10; OR Thursdays, 5-7pm, April 13 - May 11
Fee: $195 plus $5-$15 Material Fee
Class Location: Meg Bandarra Studio
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.megbandarra.com

Whether you're a budding landscape photographer, an artist who wants to take more accurate reference photos, or just someone who wants to take better pictures with your iPhone- this workshop is for you! Over five classes we'll cover the basic principles of photography, explore apps that make your phone work more like a professional camera, spend one day taking pictures outdoors and learn about editing. Space is limited to six students per workshop. For more information visit megbandarra.com

Contact: Meg Bandarra
megbandarra@gmail.com

 

Woodland Wonders: Squirrels and Chipmunks with Jennifer Field

Date & Time: May 5-6, 9am-4:30pm
Fee: $250
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 122 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/product/felted-squirrels-chipmunks-jennifer-field/

In this fun and informative two day workshop students will explore a variety of needle felting techniques to "sculpt" wool fleece into a realistic chipmunk or small squirrel. Students will learn how to create a sturdy wire skeleton(armature), about animal proportions and how to sculpt a solid core in natural undyed wool fleece and then add colorful "skin and fur". Learn how to make delicate wired claws. Lampworked glass eyes created by the instructor will bring your creation to life.

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: 9.30am-3:30pm, Saturday, April 22
Fee: $165 including materials
Organization: Cottage Street Arts School
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts​
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #4-15
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net

Monotype prints are one-of-a-kind prints, all unique! Imagine painting on a sheet of plastic, placing paper over it, then running it through my printing press. Voila, the image comes out on the paper in reverse to how you painted it! Come have fun and play with AKUA water-based inks, brushes, and different papers to create your one-of-a-kind prints. No experience necessary; three students maximum per workshop means personal attention. Please see website for more info!

Contact: Amanda Barrow
bridge_arts@yahoo.com

 

Watercolor Workshops with Walter Cudnohufsky

Date & Time: Monthly from October 2016 to June 2017
Fee: $110 with discounts for multiple classes, seniors.
Class Location: Belding Memorial Library
Address: Main Street
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com

Eleventh year! Full day (9am-5:30pm) Saturday or Sunday watercolor workshops. All skill levels welcome! All materials provided! Different subjects each class. Take one class or several. Pre-registration required. For details: walt@wcala.com, 413 628 4600 ext. #11; www.cudnohufsky.com; facebook.com/Cudnohufsky-Watercolors-303525633011766

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

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Holyoke: studio space at Paper City Studios

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

1800sf studio for rent. All reconditioned with two great arched windows overlooking the second canal. This is a 3rd story walk up large enough for more than one visual artist. Large common area with bath room just outside your door. $700 per month plus heat and electric. This studio is a must see. Canal Walk in front of building. Fast growing arts community.

Contact: brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

Shelburne Falls: shared studio space

Date available: now
Address: 22 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls

1/3 share of art studio space for rent, 600 sq ft, great light, 5 windows, sink, includes heat, electric, internet. $175/month.

Contact: Harvey Schaktman
schaktman@comcast.net
413-625-6177

 

Holyoke: studio spaces at Open Square

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

Two two-bay studios available, 870 and 790 sq. ft. Both feature two enormous windows overlooking the second-level canal. Windows face south-east. Stunning refinished maple floors, white painted brick wall and drywall dividing wall. These are on 2nd floor of handicap accessible building. Large common area with shared sink. $580 & $526 respectively, per month inclusive.

Contact: marketing@opensquare.com
413-532-5057

 

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