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This Week's Newsletter: October 21, 2014

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
October 21, 2014
Issue #320

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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

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Artwork of Homeschoolers in the Pioneer Valley

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

For the month of October, the display in the Agawam Public Library's Double Cases will be the artwork of homeschoolers in the Pioneer Valley. The children have utilized various forms of artistic expression. Represented are ages five through twelve and a diversity of families and backgrounds.

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

 

Mary Jeanne Tash

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

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

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

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Lasting Impressions: Contemporary Printmaking

Artists: Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Mikael Petraccia
Date: October 22, 4:30-6pm
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: Fine Arts Center, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca

The practice of printmaking over the last decades is no longer considered the poor cousin to painting, sculpting, or photography but is coming out of the shadow as an individual art form. In fact, creating prints offers a wide range of approaches and techniques that are both demanding and stimulating, stretching artistic explorations and processes. Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, and Mikael Petraccia discuss contemporary approaches to printmaking.

Contact: Eva Fierst
efierst@art.umass.edu
413-545-7716

 

Points of View

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 21, 2014
End Date: November 6, 2014
Reception Date: Thursday, November 6, 4-6pm
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst

A multi-media exhibition featuring a diverse range of works by students currently enrolled in the MFA Studio Arts Program of the Department of Art, Architecture and Art History.

Contact: Trevor Richardson
413-545-0976

 

Reclaim

Artist: Guru Karam Khalsa
Start Date: October 2, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Location Name: Gallery A3
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

These sculptural pieces are made with wood gathered from construction jobs. Some evoke paper sillouettes and others express the history of the original wood.

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

 

Katha: stories of lesser-known art

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

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

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

 

A 'Pataphysical Conversation

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

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

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

 

Recent Work

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

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

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

 

Shape Meditations and Recent Monotype Prints

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

Monotype Prints and Chine-colle prints will be on display alongside a constellation / installation of wood "Shape Meditations". "Play for the Art": Saturday, November 1, 4-5:30pm.

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

 

A Tribute to Ruth and Svetozar Radakovich

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

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

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

 

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

 

It Came to Pass

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

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

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

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

 

Xanthias and The Chorus of Frogs

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 14, 2014
End Date: October 25, 2014
Reception Date: Tuesday October 21, 6-9pm
Location Name: Fugitive Arts Collective Gallery Space
Hours: Saturday, October 25, 12-5pm
Address: 142 Eastworks Building, 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.fugitivearts.org/calendar/xanthias-and-the-chorus-of-frogs

A group exhibition of paintings and drawings, curated by Greta Svalberg. Artists: David Russell, Dave Yondernod, Erica Pinto, Joshua Burkett, Miss Olivia Kennett, Scott Allison, Shannon Ketch, Ted Lee.

Contact: Esther White
estherswhite@gmail.com

 

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

 

MALL STATE, BIG SKY, SMALL WORKS

Artists: Marcia Reed
Start Date: October 11, 2014
End Date: November 4, 2014
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: See website
Address: 43 Main Street / Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.bigredframe.com

Long time Easthampton resident and Fine Arts Teacher at the Williston-Northampton School, Marcia Reed now lives and paints in Milford, DE, where she also owns and runs her own Art Gallery, Gallery 37. She returns to her home town for an exhibit of her latest landscapes in oil and watercolor, as well as samples of her new media, collage.

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

 

The World of realism

Artist: Robert Wordsworth
Start Date: October 1, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Robert Wordsworth's paintings are traditional reflections of the world he loves-classic cars, ships, the ocean, old barns and homes, mountains and fields. A few years ago he made the transition from a 40-year career in the commercial art field to a professional fine artist. His background as a technical illustrator for the military and aerospace industry gave him a love for detail that is shown in his artwork.

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

 

Heddles & Treadles: A Juried Fiber Art Show & Sale

Artists: Weavers of Western Mass Guild
Start Date: October 9, 2014
End Date: October 26, 2014
Location Name: Eastworks, Suite 137
Hours: 12-6pm Thurs-Sun and Columbus Day
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.weaversofwesternmass.org

WWM Guild will host a juried show and sale of recently handwoven pieces made on traditional looms for the public to enjoy. Highlights include a gallery show, items for sale, people's choice awards and fiber art demonstrations. Enter the raffle to win a beautiful handwoven scarf that will be made in front of visitors eyes during the show. You will see rugs, scarves, shawls, towels, placemats, fashion and much more.

Contact: Lynn Foster
foster.lynn@gmail.com

 

I Never Said You Were The One

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

A solo exhibition of new work by Jim Garmhausen, an artist living and working in Ithaca, NY. Garmhausen will be in residence at the LoftParlor for several days while creating a site specific wall drawing in the gallery, and the installation of a 30 foot scroll drawing as well as many other pieces.

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

 

Feathery Devils

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

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

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

 

SQUARESVILLE

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

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

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

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

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

 

Hadley Exhibits/Events

OnTrend Craft Fair

Artists: Indie crafters from throughout New England and New York
Date: October 25, 9am-3pm
Location Name: Hadley Farms Meeting House
Address: 41 Russell Street (Route 9)
City/Town: Hadley
Website: www.ontrendcrafts.com

The first-ever OnTrend Craft Fair will be held on October 25 at the brand new Hadley Farms Meeting House in lovely Hadley. The fair will showcase talented indie craters and makers of all kinds from throughout New England and New York. Shoppers will find high-quality handmade jewelry, paper goods, wood crafts, home goods, and much more.

Contact: Jennifer Murphy
jennifer@ontrendcrafts.com
781-879-0541

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

The Canal Creature Crawl

Date: Saturday, October 25, 4:30pm
Location Name: The Canal Walk at Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke

Open to all artists and creative people to make, or dress up as, a creature of any kind. A diverse group of people comes together, usually accompanied by Expandable Brass Band, to walk and dance ourselves and our creatures along the Canal Walk. This year to coordinate with other events at the Holyoke Children's Museum and Holyoke Heritage State Park we will begin the parade at 4:30pm on October 25th, at the Canal Walk at Dwight Street.

Contact: Nancy Howard
nhowardsmith@comcast.net
413-883-9322

 

A MENAGERIE

Artist: Peggy Grose
Start Date: October 17, 2014
End Date: November 7, 2014
Reception Date: Wednesday, October 22, 11am-1pm (gallery talk at noon)
Location Name: The Taber Art Gallery, Holyoke Community College
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-5pm
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: thetaberartgallery.blogspot.com

"I didn't start out to make a menagerie, but in gathering up art for this show I noticed animals figuring highly. The best ones I see as being totemic, standing for qualities of the spirit; and also as disguised portraits of people I know. These assessments come after or towards the end of the work." Evening Reception: Thursday, October 23, 5:30-7:30pm

Contact: Amy Johnquest
413-552-2614

 

On the Job

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

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

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

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Out and About

Artist: Glenn Woods
Start Date: November 1, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Reception Date: November 6, 4:30-6:30pm
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
Reception Date: November 6, 4:30-6:30pm
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

 

Free Family Fun @ SCMA

Date: November 1, 1-4pm
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/artmuseum

Enjoy a day of art-making, art-looking and collaborative storytelling inspired by global tales and works of art on view at SCMA. Create your own fairy tale book with story elements drawn from works on view; Hang on to that Halloween costume and come dressed as your favorite storybook character; Listen to fairy tales--familiar and fractured--read aloud by students from the Smith College Campus School and pick up a little something bound for your library, at their Pop-Up Book Fair.

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

 

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

 

Miller Lecture by Anne Pasternak of Creative Time

Date: October 21, 7pm
Location Name: Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/artmuseum

Anne Pasternak of Creative Time will be giving the SCMA's 12th Annual Miller Lecture in Art and Art History. Based in New York City, Creative Time has collaborated with hundreds of artists to bring groundbreaking public art to millions of people around the world. Thanks to Pasternak's vision, Creative Time now presents national and global initiatives, making it the only public arts organization with programs that have reached from New York to New Orleans, Haiti to Hanoi, and now in outer space.

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

 

The Stamp Act

Artists: Karen Skelton, Phil Johnson
Start Date: October 10, 2014
End Date: November 9, 2014
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-5
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historic-northampton.org

World War II ration books and stamps in Historic Northampton's permanent collection have "triggered" a new exhibit called "The Stamp Act, Continuous War on the Earth by US" by the designer/writer team of Karen Skelton and Phil Johnson.

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

 

Prints, Paintings, Collage

Artists: Linda Batchelor, Sarah Belchetz-Swenson
Start Date: October 2, 2014
End Date: October 26, 2014
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Linda shows stylized bottle and figure collages, Sarah's work records her ongoing examination of the world around her to preserve what she loves.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

MOIRE

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

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

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

 

Stanley Bielen

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

Stanley Bielen will be showing new still life oil paintings.

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

 

Mallory Lake

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

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

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

 

Living Beauty Without Borders

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Images of Another Time

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

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

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

 

ADAPTATION

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

New work on paper and canvas. Enamels, Acrylics, Inks.

Contact: tiffany
bangbangbodyarts@gmail.com

 

Land and Sea Scapes

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

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

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

 

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

Start Date: September 30, 2014
End Date: November 24, 2014
Location Name: Mezzanine, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9-9, Tue & Thur 1-5, Fri-Sat 9-5
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

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

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

 

Recent Work

Artists: Adell Donaghue, Anita S. Hunt, Elizabeth Lehman
Start Date: October 2, 2014
End Date: October 30, 2014
Location Name: Hosmer Art Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9-9, Tue & Thur 1-5, Fri-Sat 9-5
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

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

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

 

Selected Works from the Double Elephant Press

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

From the Ground Up

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

Fiber art inspired by Nature.

Contact: 413-625-9324

 

assemblages

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

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

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

 

Still Living

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

Oil Still life paintings in the classical style.

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

 

South Deerfield Exhibits/Events

Chair Dreams

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

Visual artists from the Valley and way beyond have interpreted this theme each in their preferred medium...paint, sculpture, embroidery, assemblage, collage and metal. Some artists made chairs, some painted chairs, some made paintings of chairs, or used chairs to show paintings. Others showed the role of chairs in our lives, in rituals, and in history.

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

 

South Hadley Exhibits/Events

Art of the Spirit

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

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

Contact: Dorrie Blakney
413-539-3264

 

Walter Hamilton

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

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

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

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

Crops: Art that Celebrates Food and Farming

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 9, 2014
End Date: November 9, 2014
Location Name: Avenue A Storefront Galleries
Address: #106-112 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.turnersfallsriverculture.org

The exhibition features paintings, pottery and fiber art by members of the Sawmill River Arts Collective (Montague) including Susan Essig, Lana Fiala, Nancy Howard, Sharon Lapan, Joan Levy, Kathy Litchfield, Susan Loring-Wells, Christine Mero, Jaye Pope, Roy Mansur, Louise Minks, Kerry Stone and Tracy Vernon. Springfield artist Ann C. McDonald exhibits a series of landscape paintings that explore color and form through farming scenes.

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

 

Paul Root

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

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

Contact: Nina Rossi
naban@verizon.net

 

Portraits

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

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

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

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Emilee's Art Dream

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 24, 2014
End Date: December 10, 2014
Reception Date: Thursday, November 6, 5:30-8pm
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
Reception Date: Thursday, October 23, 6-8pm
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

 

WALKING AT WENTWORTH: Summer 2014

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

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

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

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

The Canal Creature Crawl

Submission Due Date: October 25, 4:30-5:30pm
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke

Open to all artists and creative people to make, or dress up as, a creature of any kind. A diverse group of people comes together, usually accompanied by Expandable Brass Band, to walk and dance ourselves and our creatures along the Canal Walk. This year to coordinate with other events at the Holyoke Children's Museum and Holyoke Heritage State Park we will begin the parade at 4:30pm on October 25th, at the Canal Walk at Dwight Street.

Contact: Nancy Howard
nhowardsmith@comcast.net
413-883-9322

 

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

 

R(e)volve 2014

Sponsoring Group Name: R(e)volve Pop-Up Shop
Submission Due Date: October 31 to be included in promo materials, rolling admission after that until Nov 22
Submission Fees: $40 when accepted and 25% commission taken from sales
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/RevolvePopUpShop

A collection of local artisans and crafters gathered in one space to make holiday shopping more exciting for our customers. We will be located at EASTWORKS, MAP Room, Suite 137 on the first floor. The shop will be open from December 5-24, with receptions to celebrate. Email up to 5 images that best portray your work, a link to your website/ facebook page if you have one and a brief description about yourself/your work, put r(e)volve app in subject. Check out the website for more info.

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

 

Westfield Athenaeum seeking applications for Jasper Rand Art Museum

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

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

Contact: Cher Collins
413-568-0638

 

Wilbraham Friends of the Library Annual Art Exhibit

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

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

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

 

Film/Video/Photo Submissions

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

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

Contact: popcornnoir@gmail.com

 

Call for Erotic Art

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

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

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

 

6th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library

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

Show Dates: November 3-28, 2014. Multiple Entries per Category Allowed of original art only. Fee applies to each entry. Five Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media (pencil drawing, charcoals, pen and inks, block prints, collage, encaustics). Total $1,250 - Best in Show ($250) and 1st ($100), 2nd ($60), 3rd ($40) in each Category plus Honorable Mentions for a total of 26 awards. Download a prospectus/entry form on the website.

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

 

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

Color Theory: A Travelogue in Color

Date & Time: January 5-15
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

 

Flower Painting in Oil with Christina Mastrangelo

Date & Time: 10am-4pm, Saturday, October 25
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.

Contact: info@workshop13.org

 

Mosaic Mirror Frame with Christine Kenneally

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 22, 6-9pm & Thursday, October 23, 6-9pm
Fee: $80
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-mirror-frame

Learn how to use broken pottery, ceramic tiles and unique found objects to create a beautiful framed mirror. You will learn how to cut pottery shards into usable pieces, and how to use them to form patterns and simple designs. We will discuss the use of color and texture in mosaics, as well as which adhesives are best.

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

 

Artful Scarecrow-Building Workshop with Michael Melle

Date & Time: Sunday, November 1, 1-4pm
Fee: $95 per scarecrow - materials are provided
Organization: The Trustees of Reservations
Class Location: The Bullitt Reservation
Address: Bullitt Road
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/pioneer-valley/artful-scarecrow-building.html

Come alone, with a friend, or with your kids to build your own sculptural scarecrow with the experienced guidance of Plainfield artist Michael Melle. Melle has delighted viewers with a baseball team of life-like figures, harvesters in a garden, and dancers along a rural roadway. He's been commissioned by museums, such as the Clark Art Institute, and sculpture shows to create these artistic gems and now you can create one of your own. Advance registration is required.

Contact: Cynthia Sommer
westregion@ttor.org
413-532-1631

 

Textures, Colors, and Surfaces in Enamel w/ Beginners Option

Date & Time: 10am-5pm, October 23-26
Fee: $320-$570 (2-day minimum)
Organization: Angela Gerhard Jewelry Studio
Class Location: Parsons Hall
Address: 362 Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.angelagerhard.com

Now an optional introductory day for beginners! Take 2, 3, or all 4 days of class. In this workshop we'll be exploring a variety of surface treatments and techniques that will add depth and visual interest to your enamel work. Working strictly with opaque enamels, students will learn the techniques I use for creating my popular sgraffito pieces, as well as how to emboss and form copper both with hand tools and the hydraulic press to create striking 3-dimensional forms for enameling.

Contact: Angela
acg@angelagerhard.com
413-374-5186

 

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

 

Sculpting the Figure in Clay with Susan Halls

Date & Time: 6-9pm, November 4-18
Fee: $175 (includes all materials and firings)
Organization: Northampton Center for the Arts
Class Location: Arts Trust Building
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Working from the nude model students will be shown simple and effective construction techniques for making 3D sculpture in clay. No laborious hollowing out or armature will be necessary. Using terra cotta paper clay (which will later be kiln fired) and electric heat guns you can work quickly and spontaneously allowing you to make an expressive interpretation of the theme. Please see the website for full details. We will study two poses over three sessions. Model will be female.

Contact: Susan Halls
susan@susanhalls.com
413-584-7327

 

Monthly Watercolor Classes

Date & Time: 9-5:30; Oct 25, Nov 9, 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

 

ARTeens

Date & Time: 3-6pm, November 4 - December 9
Fee: Pay-what-you-can, no one will be turned away becasue of lack of funds
Class Location: The Art Garden
Address: 14 Depot Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.com/programs/for-teens

Six-week session provides an opportunity for teens to cultivate an art practice in a supportive, intergenerational studio. Facilitated by working artists: Jane Beatrice Wegscheider and Phyllis Labanowski, each three-hour, weekly session emphasizes personal responsibility and self-direction where teens explore the world around them, develop their own voices, and share their ideas in a diverse, non-judgmental group. Actual cost of program=$350 per teen. Deadline to apply, October 22.

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

 

Fall Art Classes

Date & Time: October-December
Fee: Varies
Class Location: Deerfield Arts Bank
Address: 3 Sugarloaf Street
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.deerfieldartsbank.com

The Deerfield Arts Bank will offer several art classes this fall for children and adults. Adult classes include Pastel (starting 10/7), Watercolor, Calligraphy, Bookmaking, Metal Clay or Polymer Bead Jewelry, and Papercut Art. For kids, we offer Drawing, Embroidery, Painting, Fun in 3D, Polymer Bead Jewelry, and many more. Find more details online at www.deerfieldartsbank.com. Register online or by phone. Classes vary from one session to six, daytime and evening.

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

 

Acrylic Landscape Painting

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 10am-12pm, Oct 15 - Nov 19; or Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, Oct 21 - Nov 25
Fee: $295, materials fee $20 or bring your own supplies (list provided at registration)
Organization: Lynne Adams Art
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.lynneadamsart.com

Explore the benefits of acrylic paint using landscape as your subject matter. Landscape painter Lynne Adams uses a method of teaching that gives beginners a jump start into painting and more experienced artists a way to paint quickly and more effectively, bringing their painting to the next level. Color mixing and demos by the instructor are really useful components of the workshop. This is a 6 week painting class.

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

 

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

 

Drawing: the Basics and Beyond with Paula Gottlieb

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

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

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

 

Junior Artists

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

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

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

 

Arts Immersion

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

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

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

 

Compassion Mandalas

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

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

 

Gifts with Meaning / Adult Open Studio

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

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

 

Fall Fine Arts Courses

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

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

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

 

Making Notecards with Instructor Kara Bigda

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

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

Contact: info@workshop13.org

 

Fall Session at The Museum School at the Springfield Museums

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

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

Contact: Jeanne Fontaine
413-263-6800

 

Watercolor Workshop

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

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

Contact: Ginny Wright
woodwrights@comcast.net

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Holyoke: Studio Space at Open Square

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

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

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

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