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This Week's Newsletter: June 28, 2016

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
June 28, 2016
Issue #408

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Featured Listing:

Connect With Art Workshop

Sponsoring Group Name: Plunge Arts
Submission Due Date: July 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.plungearts.com

Holyoke artists are invited to participate in a 1-day workshop that will bring artists together with young students who attend Girls Inc. after-school program. Share your work, inspiration, & skills. A group show at Paper City Gallery in Holyoke will display the work of participating artists, along with student art created at the workshop. Info & to apply: www.plungearts.com & www.girlsincholyoke.org. Application due 7/15/16.

Contact: Jennifer Sitron
millertime29@earthlink.net
347-432-8560

 

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

Amherst Art Walk

Date: Thursday, July 7, 5-8pm
Location Name: various locations
Address: downtown
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstartwalk.com

A free cultural event held monthly throughout downtown. Any month might include exhibitions of visual art, poetry readings, musical performances, lectures. The Art Walk brings people into businesses, showcases contemporary art and culture, promotes scores of area artists, and brings cultural enrichment to residents and visitors. Check online for monthly show listings and information on artists and venues.

Contact: info@amherstartwalk.com

 

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

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

This exciting exhibit of works on paper has been curated from the Zea Mays Printmaking Flat File. The Flat File houses over 50 portfolios of prints by member artists, including etchings, monoprints, woodcuts and linoleum prints, photo etchings and lithographs, serigraphs and mixed media prints. This show features work from the Flat File from more than 24 artists. Reception & demo: July 7, 5-8pm, demo by Lynn Peterfreund; and August 4, 5-8pm, demo by Erika Radich.

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

 

Artifacts Inspire

Artists: Fiber Artists of Western Massachusetts
Start Date: April 29, 2016
End Date: September 25, 2016
Location Name: Amherst Historical Society
Hours: Fri-Sun 12-4pm
Address: 67 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amhersthistory.org

In May the Amherst Historical Society & Museum invited the nine member Fiber Artists of Western MA to tour the collection and create pieces that reflected their curiosity about and fascination with the museum's historic artifacts. We are pleased to present Artifacts Inspire, an exhibition of the works created by Nina Compagnon, Sally Dillon, Rebecca Fricke, Martha May, Martha G. Robinson, Flo Rosenstock, Debby Slavitt, Margaret Stancer, and Nancy Young. Support was provided Peoples Bank.

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

 

Light and Color

Artists: Karen Evans, Leni Gaudet, Jenny Tibbetts
Start Date: June 2, 2016
End Date: June 29, 2016
Reception Date: July 2, 5-8pm
Location Name: Burnett Gallery, Jones Library
Hours: library hours
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst

This exhibit showcases the work of three local artists who have developed individual ways to use light and color in their work. Karen Evans, Leni Gaudet and Jenny Tibbetts frequently work together and inspire each other to expand their creativity.

 

Treescapes

Artist: Lynne Adams
Start Date: June 2, 2016
End Date: July 2, 2016
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10-6, Thur 10-8, Sat 10-4
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

This body of work represents an on-going exploration of trees. As a landscape painter, Lynne finds trees to be the most visually compelling elements of a scene. However, there is more to it than the tree's beautiful aesthetic; for her they have an important spiritual power. Trees are healing. She goes to the woods, her sanctuary, when she seeks solace, the way some might go to church.

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

 

BLOOM!

Artists: Nancy Meagher, Tom Morton, Evelyn Pye
Start Date: June 2, 2016
End Date: July 1, 2016
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Th-Su 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

BLOOM! celebrates the onset of Summer with rich oil paintings by Nancy Meagher, Tom Morton and Evelyn Pye. These artists show their love for the textural, sensual nature of the medium, fitting for the burgeoning nature of the season. The annual June 16 observance of Bloomsday in Dublin and worldwide, by lovers of James Joyce's Ulysses, is named for the iconic character Leopold Bloom. BLOOM! will celebrate Bloomsday as well as offering Artists in Conversation on June 16, 7:30 pm, program to be announced.

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

 

Beauty, Here and There

Artists: Jackie Tuthill, Artemis Romell
Start Date: May 4, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2016
Location Name: Northampton Coop Bank Lobby
Hours: mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat 9am-12pm
Address: 253 Triangle Street
City/Town: Amherst

Jackie Tuthill and Artemis Romell, residents of Amherst,are showing their work of Photography and Paintings from areas in Western MA and New England.

Contact: Artemisro@comcast.net
413-253-3755

 

Sarah Belchetz-Swenson

Artist: Sarah Belchetz-Swenson
Start Date: May 2, 2016
End Date: August 16, 2016
Location Name: The Hall Gallery, Jewish Community of Amherst
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

Sarah's paintings, drawings and prints record her ongoing examination of the world around her. She is a figurative painter and a portraitist with work at Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges and at Amherst College where her portraits of Richard Wilbur, Rose Olver and William Henry Hastie hang in Johnson Chapel. Her work is in the collection of the Jewish Museum in New York and in a number of other collections in this country and abroad.

Contact: Carol Kaminsky
413-256-0160

 

Unimaginable by One Mind Alone: Exquisite Corpses from the William Green Collection of Japanese Prints

Start Date: April 14, 2016
End Date: July 24, 2016
Location Name: Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
Hours: Tue-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/museums/mead

Celebrate the opening with a gallery talk by exhibition organizer Bradley Bailey, associate curator of Asian art at the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Contact: Cathy Keefe
ckeefe@amherst.edu
413-542-2295

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Dana Wilde: Open House

Artist: Dana Wilde
Date: July 9, 5-7pm (during Art Walk)
Location Name: Cottage Street Studios
Address: 1 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/danawildeart

Welcome to Summer in my new, spacious, and very alive art studio! It's a wonderful place I've been making my own since late last year. This open house is a chance to breeze in and out of my studio, with no pressure to do anything other than enjoy the space, look at all the art on the walls, preview bits of my new project THE SECRET LIFE OF NOTEBOOKS, doodle a picture, ask questions, etc. To come: Workshops, classes, and Creativity Tutoring for individuals. **Doors close at 7 for private event

Contact: Dana Wilde
danawildeart@gmail.com
413-584-8328

 

Lathrop Communities Annual Art Show

Artists: artists from Lathrop's Northampton and Easthampton Campuses
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Reception Date: Sunday, July 10, 3:30-4:30pm
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

There are a variety of wonderful artists who paint in many mediums. They are residing in both communities. This show will be the 19th annual show.

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

 

Marjorie Tauer

Artist: Marjorie Tauer
Start Date: June 1, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2016
Location Name: Emily Williston Memorial Library
Hours: Mon 10-8, Tue-Wed 9-8, Thur-Fri & Sat 9-1
Address: 9 Park Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ewmlibrary.org

Marjorie is an impressionistic, somewhat abstract artist painting in all art mediums, but mostly watercolors. Mostly self-taught and attending many workshops through the years, she enjoys sharing and showing her work. She meets weekly with the Easthampton Art Guild painting in plein-air as well as from her own photography, the beautiful New England landscape is her greatest inspiration; and she also teaches watercolor.

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

 

Cottage Street Artists, Part 2

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 11, 2016
End Date: July 5, 2016
Location Name: Cider House Media
Hours: M-F 10am-5pm
Address: 28 Northampton Street
City/Town: Easthampton

A sampling of mixed media work from almost 20 artists of Cottage Street Studios, including paintings, sculpture, photography, and furniture. Closing Party: Art And Cider Party, June 29th, 6-8pm.

Contact: Sharon Ligorner
sharon.ligorner@gmail.com
973-650-0636

 

My Pyrrhic Victory

Artist: Adell Donaghue
Start Date: June 4, 2016
End Date: July 2, 2016
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com

Donaghue's drawings, paintings, prints and videos are in effect documents. They evidence her perplexing feelings about the time we live in. Growing up in the United States in the twentieth century, Donaghue has spent her life observing an empire in decline. Creating scenes of vernacular architecture, carnival and the empty spaces along the American highways in light and shadow, she asks her work to whisper across time and space – this is how it felt to be here!

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

 

Summer Reflections

Artists: Nancy Nickerson, Nancy Perry
Start Date: May 31, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: Easthampton City Hall
Hours: Mon-Tues 7:30am-5pm, Wed 8am-6pm, Thur 8am-5pm
Address: 57 Payson Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton

Nancy Nickerson and Nancy Perry are members of the Easthampton Art Guild. They paint in oils, acrylics, watercolor and pastels. Their diverse subjects include portraits, landscapes, seascapes, animals and much more. Commissions are welcome.

Contact: Nancy Caffall
ncaffall@gmail.com
413-387-9534

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

New Works / Quabbin Hills and Skies

Artist: Paul Hoffman, Sarah Adam
Start Date: June 3, 2016
End Date: July 9, 2016
Reception Date: July 1, 6-8pm
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Hours: Tue-Wed 10-6, Thur-Fri 12-8, Sat 10-4
Address: 229 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/TheGreenfieldGallery

Due to popular demand, we are holding over our current exhibit a little bit longer. Join us on the 1st for a closing reception for our two amazing featured artists, Paul Hoffman and Sarah Adam. The gallery reception will coincide with the Greenfield Business Association's First Friday event, so come enjoy our party and see the town while you're here. Don't miss this incredible show!

Contact: Rachael
thegreenfieldgallery@gmail.com
413-772-9334

 

Found Object Art

Artists: Andy Rothschild & Students
Start Date: June 20, 2016
End Date: July 8, 2016
Location Name: Artspace
Hours: 8:30am-1pm
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

This exhibit is the culmination of a workshop led by Andy Rothschild at Artspace. Works will include Andy's sculptures and participants' sculptures made of various found object materials.

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

 

An Exhibition of Mail Art

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 14, 2016
End Date: July 12, 2016
Location Name: South Gallery, Greenfield Community College
Address: 1 College Drive
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: art.gcc.mass.edu

An exhibit of unjuried mail art submissions includes over 500 pieces of work from 17 states and 13 countries. With special guests, Maya Stein and Amy Tingle, bringing the Creativity Caravan, a mobile exhibition of miniature books presenting The Tiny Book Show. For more information: http://thecreativitycaravan.com/tiny-book-show. The South Gallery is fully accessible. Funding for this event has been provided by the GCC Student Senate.

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

The Animal Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 11, 2016
End Date: July 2, 2016
Location Name: Paper City Studios
Hours: Sat 12-4pm, and by appt
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: papercitystudios.wordpress.com

Whether you pet them, fear them or revere them, animals are endlessly fascinating and alluring. 18 artists from New York and Massachusetts share their ideas about fantastical fauna in The Animal Show at Paper City Studios Gallery.

Contact: Nancy Sachs
413 330-4505

 

Amor Fati

Artist: Christopher Willingham
Start Date: June 3, 2016
End Date: July 30, 2016
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.wistariahurst.org

Recent paintings by Christopher Willingham. In Amor Fati, "love of fate," he evokes themes from classical mythology with color and forms revealing powerful images in exploratory abstraction.

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Camera Materna: Revealing the Artist behind the Nurturer

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Reception Date: July 10, 4-6pm
Location Name: The Barnes Gallery / Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Fri-Sun, 1-6pm; July 31, 1-4pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.barnesgallery.org

A showcase of fine art photography by six local and regional artists who are connected by their dual roles as both artist and mother. This dynamic group show presents the art that has empowered each woman, so that she can in turn nurture others and her own creative spirit. Camera Materna was conceived by Barnes Gallery director, Susan Valentine, and features the work of Sara Acton, Sara Lechner, Kate Hunter, Maren Vigeland, Shelley Lawrence Kirkwood, and Trish Crapo.

Contact: Susan Valentine
BARNESGALLERY@gmail.com
413-992-5554

 

Montague Exhibits/Events

Summer Celebration

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

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

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

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Alicia Hunsicker

Artist: Alicia Hunsicker
Start Date: July 3, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Reception Date: Friday, July 8, 5-7pm
Location Name: Provisions
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 11am-7pm
Address: 30 Crafts Avenue
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.aliciahunsicker.com

Alicia Hunsicker will be showing her science inspired paintings at Provisions for the month of July. A wineand cheese reception will take place during Northampton's Arts Night on Friday July 8th. All are invited to stop in and enjoy this rich combination of distinctive fine art and fine wines.

Contact: Alicia Hunsicker
aliciahunsicker@verizon.net

 

6 X 6 at A.P.E.

Start Date: July 10, 2016
End Date: August 21, 2016
Reception Date: July 8, 5-8pm
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

A unique new program that expands the understanding of a contemporary art gallery as an active space within the community. 6X6 will host six artists/artist groups over six weeks. During their week-long residency, each artist or group will create and continue work in the gallery space, which will then be made open to the public through a variety of workshops, events, and pop-up exhibitions.

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

 

We Are Not Machines/No Somos Maquinas: Voices of Northampton Restaurant Workers

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 10, 2016
End Date: July 16, 2016
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

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 and create a more just and sustainable future for Northampton and other cities. A series of events will accompany the exhibition. Curators & Artists: Leslie Lynn Lucio, Adam Reid, Seth Gregory, Javiera Benavente, and Pioneer Valley Workers.

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

 

Free Second Friday at Smith College Museum of Art

Date: Friday, July 8, 4-8pm
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu

4–6 PM Hands-on! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view. Happy Valley: Create your own miniature "Happy Valley," inspired by the familiar landscape of local artist Sally Curcio's magical bubble sculptures. 6 PM Open Eyes. Join a guided gallery conversation exploring a different art object each month. Museum Shop open 11 AM–8 PM. Light Refreshments. Crooked Stick Pops for sale. Image Credit: Lynne Graves for SCMA.

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

 

Arts Night Out En Plein Air

Artists: Susan Barocas, David Brewster, Jeffrey Gatrall, Paula Gottlieb, Frank Gregory, Kathleen Hession, Elizabeth Lehman, Robert Markey, Scott Prior, Elizabeth Stone
Date: Friday, July 8, 4-8pm
Location Name: 4 locations throughout downtown
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Watch 10 local artists showcase their en plein air painting skills at one of several downtown locations from Forbes Library to the Old Courthouse lawn. We also invite the public to take part by providing 20 plein air watercolor kits to borrow for one hour at a time. Materials, courtesy of Chartpak, Inc, will be distributed, and demos will take place in front of First Churches at 129 Main Street. This community program is supported in part by grants from the MA Cultural Council and the Northampton Arts Council.

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

 

Variety Showcase

Artist: Nancy Nickerson
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Reception Date: Thursday, July 7, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist has been painting with watercolors for 50 years. She has painted landscapes, portraits, animals, flowers and buildings and enjoyed all of her subjects. She feels her paintings bring with them a sense of awe, happiness, beauty and meaning.

Contact: Nancy Nickerson
nancynick@aol.com
413-695-7111

 

New England's Visual Feast

Artist: Nancy Caffall
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Reception Date: Thursday, July 7, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist's watercolors reflect her love for the beauty of the Pioneer Valley, the Berkshires and the New England Coast. Her images include studies of old farm trucks rusting in a field or the unique values of abandoned and decaying mill and farm buildings, to close-ups of flowers, and portraits of animals.

Contact: Nancy Caffall
ncaffall@gmail.com
413-387-9534

 

MADWIMMIN BOOKS

Artist: Judith Abraham
Start Date: June 10, 2016
End Date: July 30, 2016
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm, and by appt
Address: 518 Pleasant Street (south side of Shell gas station)
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.anchorhouseartists.org

Abraham's "MADWIMMIN BOOKS" diorama, made of repurposed material, is based on the setting and characters taken from Alison Bechtel's graphic novel "Dykes To Watch Out For" Additionally to this masterwork, Abraham has designed an interactive event celebrating the LGBTQI pioneering era in this region's history. A moderated symposium held in the Anchor House of Artists Performance Arena on Sunday, July 17, 4-6pm, will continue the conversation. Contributions are welcomed to support this and future events.

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

 

Mike Guitar Man Works

Artist: Michael Tillyer
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 17, 2016
Reception Date: Friday, July 1, 6:30-9pm
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm, and by appt
Address: 518 Pleasant Street (south side of Shell gas station)
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.anchorhouseartists.org

Old Mike like guitars. This is a show of guitar artworks made by old Mike. The reception will feature several of these guitar artworks in retrospect. Later, a live musical R&B performance with Silvia and Ernest Johnson's "Higher Help" will smooth out the night. Reception is free, the performance has a fee. See Anchor House of Artists FB for deets. Swinging time to be had by all.

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

 

Tess Rock

Artist: Tess Rock
Start Date: June 7, 2016
End Date: July 5, 2016
Location Name: Green Bean Cafe
Hours: daily 7am-3pm
Address: 241 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.art2rock.com

Tess Rock is a local painter whose work is best described as organic abstraction. Her imagery comes from nature reflecting her interpretation of these images through color and flowing forms.

Contact: Tess Rock
tess@art2rock.com
413-262-9160

 

One Hundred and One Visual Haiku

Artist: Ami Fagin
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Reception Date: July 8, 6-8pm
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

Fagin's newest, and seriously lighthearted, line of work. The series came as a sudden inspiration of daily watercolor meditative expression. It emerged in the late summer of 2015, and after about two months of daily exercise it became apparent that these little gems have an irresistible universality. Emotional mind states, observations of day to day reality and the cheekier flashes of life's paradoxes are all fodder for Visual Haiku. Maturity has its rewards, and this one has come home to roost!

Contact: Elana Chernick-Kritz
Elana@RMichelson.com
413-586-3964

 

Venice

Artist: Carol Duke
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 29, 2016
Reception Date: Wednesday, July 6, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9-9, Tue & Thur 1-5, Fri 9-5
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Venice is a longing . . . For photographer Carol Duke this yearning was finally satisfied in the year 2012. From a body of work containing more than 4,000 images captured during her sixteen-day stay, Carol has selected twenty-five to exhibit. Her collection recounts observations of the earthy colors, unique architecture and watery atmosphere which together contribute to the mysterious and dreamy essence that is Venice, Italy.

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

 

20 Matches/40 Lives Changed: portraits of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County

Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 29, 2016
Reception Date: Wednesday, July 6, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9-9, Tue & Thur 1-5, Fri 9-5
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire county, a program of CHD, made their first match in 1975. In these 40 years, over 2,000 kids (aged 6-16) have been matched with mentors through our program. A Mentor (Big) brings a different experience to the child's (Little) life. The mission is simple: Be there for a child, listen unconditionally, be a friend, have fun. This photo exhibit presents a view of 20 of these matches. We asked each pair to give us a view into who they are as a match.

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

 

RELICS

Artist: Annie Bissett
Start Date: June 30, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Reception Date: Friday, July 8, 6-8pm
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Artist-printmaker Annie Bissett explores the unacknowledged but inescapable religious past that underlies our 21st century secularity. The exhibition consists of a series of color halftone woodblock prints -- woodcut images made of dots -- depicting religious objects. These prints are then paired with scrolls bearing common 21st century American-English platitudes.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Light Through Color

Artist: Lorna Ritz
Start Date: June 30, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Reception Date: Friday, July 8, 6-8pm
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Lorna Ritz's abstract impressionist-expressionist oil paintings hold in them emotion, spirit, soul, and memory, all of which rise up in a form conducive to be realized in oil paint. How colors relate is everything: the color finds the light, creates the shape, moves the space. www.lornaritz.com

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Toys: Yesterday and Tomorrow

Artist: Jan Ruby-Crystal
Start Date: June 10, 2016
End Date: July 2, 2016
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-5
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historicnorthampton.org

Jan Ruby-Crystal intertwines toys from Historic Northampton's collection with contemporary toys, and creates a responding body of artwork exploring the ways that imaginative, manipulative, artistic and physical play support creative growth in children.

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

 

Perspectives

Artists: Jonathan Moldover, Jeffrey Waldron, Jennifer Ablard
Start Date: May 28, 2016
End Date: June 29, 2016
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Jennifer Ablard created this exhibit from a series of photographs taken over the span of 4 years. Jonathan Moldover has been photographing the details of the world around him for over 55 years. Jeffrey Waldron is a photographer and painter who has been working in the Pioneer Valley since 2000.

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

 

Seeing Things

Artist: Margaret Humbert-Droz
Start Date: June 1, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2016
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, New Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist initially worked with white paper - different whites, different textures – cut, torn, twisted into low relief images that relied on light and shadow to tell their story. Gradually hints of color were added. Not long ago, she was given a doodle drawing of interlocking shapes seemingly floating in space. She used black thread on white paper to depict space cities. More recently, paisley patterned gift wrap and tissue paper are her concentration.

Contact: Margaret Humbert-Droz
mhumbertdroz@earthlink.net
413-586-2014

 

Nature's Peaceful Places

Artist: Ed O'Brien
Start Date: June 1, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2016
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist had a 40-year career in engineering prior to pursuing an artistic career full time. He has studied with over 14 different artists. His landscape paintings are a blend of some of these styles and techniques. The artist has numerous gallery associations and since 2000 has been a Landscape Painting instructor at the Hill Institute.

Contact: Ed O'Brien
413-586-2726

 

House of Life

Artist: Anna Dibble
Start Date: June 8, 2016
End Date: July 3, 2016
Location Name: A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

A collection of recent work that was done during a three-year stretch of loss and change in Anna Dibble's life. The subsequent deaths of her husband, her dog and her mother motivated Dibble to find ways to tame the pain of grief. "The grieving, which often seemed to be an outside force that attacked like an emotional terrorist, erased clarity and inspiration. It seemed there was nothing I could do to speed up the process and get to the elusive other side."

Contact: 413-586-5553

 

Donna Verville

Artist: Donna Verville
Start Date: June 1, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2016
Location Name: Northampton Senior Center
Hours: 8:15am-4pm
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton

Ever since Donna was a little girl she had always been interested in art in one form or another. She did not consider herself a photographer, but an artist. Her camera is the canvas and the light used to capture each image is her paintbrush. Donna gets great pleasure out of creating work that pushes her creative boundaries. Anything is possible, all you need is time and patience. Photography is a passion that has taken her to where she is in life now. "Photography found her".

Contact: Joanne Brooks
jbrooks@northamptonma.gov
413-587-1228

 

Thinking in Wool: Contemporary Hooked Rugs

Artists: Margaret Bruzelius, Jill St. Coeur
Start Date: May 20, 2016
End Date: August 16, 2016
Location Name: Jannotta Gallery in Hillyer Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/art

An imaginative and playful exhibition of hooked rugs.

Contact: Rebecca Davis
bdavis@smith.edu
413-585-3103

 

New Encaustics

Artist: Sharon Ligorner
Start Date: May 20, 2016
End Date: August 20, 2016
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College
Hours: M-F 8:30am-4pm
Address: Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton

Contact: Rebecca Davis
bdavis@smith.edu
413-585-3100

 

Imagine the Possibilities: Faces of Our United Way Community

Artist: Paul Shoul
Start Date: May 13, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2016
Location Name: Thornes Marketplace, 3rd floor gallery
Address: 150 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton

The exhibit will feature photos from Northampton-based photojournalist Paul Shoul. Shoul travels extensively, capturing global images through his lens. Closer to home, over the past three years, he has photographed individuals who have been touched by the positive work of United Way of Hampshire County. Shoul's images help tell the poignant stories of lasting, positive change in the community. Narratives on the photos and the people they represent will also be part of the exhibit.

Contact: Ruth Griggs
ruth@rccomms.com
413-727-3354

 

Wonderland Forever

Artists: Robert MacRrae, Valey Mahuchy, Lewis Carroll
Start Date: May 1, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2016
Location Name: Brueggers Gallery at Bruegger's Bagels
Hours: M-F 5:30am-5pm, Sat-Sun 6am-5pm
Address: 96 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton

Original paintings and photographs taken by Lewis Carroll celebrating his 1865 classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Contact: Nicki Rannikko
northampton@brueggers.com
413-585-0275

 

Elephant and Piggie: We Are in an Exhibition!

Artist: Mo Willems
Start Date: May 15, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2016
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

"The Thank You Book" is the 25th and final book for Elephant and Piggie! R. Michelson Galleries would like to thank Mo Willems for this amazing young reader series. We are celebrating with a retrospective of original art from each book.

Contact: Elana Chernick-Kritz
Elana@RMichelson.com
413-586-3964

 

Be Still An Instant

Artist: Valerie Bassett
Start Date: May 2, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: 22 Atwood Drive
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.fineartamerica.com

The artist is an oil painter living in Florence. As a seeker of stillness, she finds herself drawn to still life as a subject of painting. She finds peace and order in the containment of objects and she attempts to capture them as they appear, utilizing natural light as much as possible. The artist is a member of the Old Deerfield Painting Group and the Pittsfield College Club.

Contact: Valerie Bassett
Valeriebassett@comcast.net
413-563-3538

 

Dislocation | Negotiating Identity: Contemporary Photographs from South and Southeast Asia

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 12, 2016
End Date: August 14, 2016
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton

This exhibit includes over 40 photographs by a diverse group of nine artists from Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Vietnam. Each of these artists is focused on the complexities of identity, within and beyond national boundaries to produce a set of highly evocative and powerful images. Rooted in complex histories, they are nevertheless highly contemporary and will be meaningful to viewers everywhere.

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

 

Palmer Exhibits/Events

Who Run The World

Artist: Jen Turner
Start Date: June 1, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: Community Room @ Palmer Public Library
Hours: Mon 10am-5pm, Tue-Thur 10am-8pm, Fri 10am-2pm
Address: 1455 North Main Street
City/Town: Palmer
Website: visualmash-ups.blogspot.com/?view=classic

Contact: Jen Turner
jenturn@gmail.com
413-345-2439

 

Shelburne Exhibits/Events

Ken, Glenn and Morgan Show

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

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

Contact: 413-625-6697

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Out and About... Shelburne Falls

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 29, 2016
End Date: July 25, 2016
Reception Date: Saturday, July 16, 4-7pm
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 28 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.ShelburneArtsCoop.com

The 18-year-old Shelburne Arts Co-op, a prime example of both the longevity and novelty present in Shelburne Falls, is a gallery and shop displaying the ever changing work of 50 regional artists. The Co-op's July anniversary exhibit will include paintings, photographs, jewelry, glass, sculpture and fiber art inspired by the scenic wonders of the immediate surroundings. A reception will be held on July 16, and will feature music by Co-op silversmith and versatile multi-instrumentalist Hal Bosco.

Contact: 413-625-9324

 

To The Sea and Back

Artist: Laurie Goddard
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Location Name: Echo Gallery
Hours: Thur-Mon 12-5pm
Address: 29 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.echo-gallery.net

Contemporary paintings including works on paper, collages and encaustics all relating to water. While there is much abstraction, the essence is there in color or mood. Find familiar places, secret coves, surf and serenity in this new gallery.

Contact: Laurie Goddard
Lgoddard@lauriegoddard.com
413-489-0010

 

Homecoming

Artist: E. Joseph McCarthy
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: July 31, 2016
Reception Date: Saturday, July 2, 4-6pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Sun 11am-6pm, Mon-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-8pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

An exhibit of oils by E. Joseph McCarthy, can be seen July 2-31. Growing up in Shelburne Falls, the artist walked by "the granary" every day on his way to school. The granary he remembers, is now the place Salmon Falls Gallery calls home. Meet the artist and learn a bit of Shelburne Falls history at the exhibit's reception, Saturday, July 2, 4-6pm.

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

 

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

Artist: Janice Sorensen
Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: August 28, 2016
Reception Date: July 31, 4-6pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Sun-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-8pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Buckland painter Janice Sorensen exhibits a series of works created by layering organic matter, spray paint, hardware and string over previously painted canvases. The works explore art, ownership, letting go and the nature of change. Reception Sunday, July 31, 4-6pm in the lobby of the Blue Rock Restaurant.

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

 

Brainstorm

Artists: ARTeens
Start Date: June 11, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2016
Location Name: The Art Garden
Hours: Mon-Sat 1-5pm
Address: 14 Depot Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.org/programs/for-teens/

Come support emerging teen artists. Find out what they are thinking about. This is the third art exhibition organized by ARTeens, an out-of-school program at The Art Garden, for local teens.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

National Parks Centennial Exhibit: A Century of Service

Start Date: May 26, 2015
End Date: January 31, 2017
Location Name: Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Hours: Wed-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: One Armory Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nps.gov/spar

This exhibit, dedicated to the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service, will highlight the compelling connection Springfield Armory has with other NPS sites through the history of firearms and the park's unique museum collection. During the nine month run of the centennial exhibit, Springfield Armory NHS curator Alex Mackenzie will display artifacts never before seen by the public.

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

 

Photo-Secession: Painterly Masterworks of Turn of the Century Photography

Start Date: April 12, 2015
End Date: August 28, 2016
Location Name: Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums
Hours: Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

This exhibit celebrates the intrepid group of artists who seceded from the Camera Club of New York in 1902 and established photography as a full-fledged fine art. Drawn from a private collection, Photo-Secession includes classic examples of Pictorialism by the most ambitious artist-photographers, including Alfred Stieglitz, Heinrich Kuhn, Gertrude Kasebier, Edward Steichen, and Clarence White.

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

 

Cabinets of Curiosity: Contemporary Interpretations

Start Date: August 25, 2015
End Date: August 28, 2016
Location Name: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

A wide variety of extraordinary items drawn from the combined science, art, and history collections housed at the Museums. Cabinets of Curiosity (also known as "Wunderkammer," "Cabinets of Wonder" and "Wonder-Rooms") developed during the 17th and 18th centuries, and were essentially the precursors to the modern museum.

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

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Impressions of Turners Falls

Artist: Karen Evans
Start Date: July 2, 2016
End Date: July 30, 2016
Location Name: Great Falls Discovery Center
Address: 2 Avenue A
Hours: 7 days, 10am-6pm
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: karenjevans.wix.com/paintings

Karen Evans has been painting local landscapes since moving to Turners Falls in 2007. Her primary medium is oil paint and her favorite subject is the reflected light seen in skies, trees and fields, and especially water. People who live in the Turners Falls area will likely recognize the sites on which her paintings are based.

 

Clouds

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 7, 2016
End Date: August 27, 2016
Reception Date: July 22, 5-7pm
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

Images from the "sky of mind" of three artists fill the Nook. Clouds light up as wall sculptures; clouds arise from the pen and ink details of brick; clouds scud across small canvases. A reception with artists Marjorie Morgan, Nina Rossi and Barbara Milot will be held on July 22.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

West Springfield Exhibits/Events

The Celebration of Life and Color

Artist: Jean Hodge DeVeuve
Start Date: May 21, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2016
Location Name: West Springfield Public Library
Hours: M-W 9am-8pm, Th-F 9am-5pm
Address: 200 Park Street
City/Town: West Springfield
Website: www.wspl.org

This exhibit looks at the evolution of the art works by Jean Hodge DeVeuve. She earned her BA degree in "Practical Arts" from Boston University in the 40s then had initial jobs in advertising at Forbes and Wallace and Steigers in Springfield. She eventually found her way to watercolor and then to Sumi-e while raising a family and teaching art in the Enfield CT public school. All are welcome to view the progression of a life's work.

Contact: Gail Benkert
Gailbenkert@hotmail.com

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Anthony Biladeau

Artist: Anthony Biladeau
Start Date: June 1, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2016
Location Name: Jasper Rand Art Museum
Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8:30am-5pm
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield

The works in this exhibition consist of acrylic paintings, oil pastels and a woodcut print. The paintings are a continuation of his works with a floral theme. Oil pastel is the medium used in creating the landscapes and the spaces they occupy. Oil pastel is an exciting medium providing much diversity in the texture and colors possible to achieve.

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

8th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library

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

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

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

 

Connect With Art Workshop

Sponsoring Group Name: Plunge Arts
Submission Due Date: July 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.plungearts.com

Holyoke artists are invited to participate in a 1-day workshop that will bring artists together with young students who attend Girls Inc. after-school program. Share your work, inspiration, & skills. A group show at Paper City Gallery in Holyoke will display the work of participating artists, along with student art created at the workshop. Info & to apply: www.plungearts.com & www.girlsincholyoke.org. Application due 7/15/16.

Contact: Jennifer Sitron
millertime29@earthlink.net
347-432-8560

 

Residency at Zea Mays Printmaking Studio

Sponsoring Group Name: Zea Mays Printmaking Studio
Submission Due Date: July 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com

2-week subsidized fellowship printmaking residency, January 17-30, 2017.

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

 

The Burnett Gallery

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

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

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

 

4th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: The West Springfield Arts Council
Submission Due Date: July 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: West Springfield

The festival will be held on the town common on Park Street, Saturday, August 6, 10am-4pm (Rain date Sunday, August 7, 10-4). Artists of all mediums are encouraged to participate in this annual event. A 15' x 15' exhibit space is only $45.00. Food and entertainment are also provided. For more information as well as applications, contact Rita Petersen.

Contact: Rita Petersen
413-732-8630
ritapete39@comcast.net

 

Create a large woodcut at Noho Print & Book Fair

Sponsoring Group Name: BIG INK
Submission Due Date: July 18
Submission Fees: Free to apply, $195 if selected
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.bigink.org/apply

BIG INK is pleased to partner with the Northampton Print & Book Fair and Zea Mays Printmaking's Print Fair North in Northampton, MA for a one-day large woodcut printing session October 2nd, 2016. We will be utilizing BIG INK's mobile 48" x 96" etching press to pull prints. Artists are invited to submit a proposal to create a woodcut, at least 24" x 36" in dimension, online at www.bigink.org on or before July 18th.

Contact: Lyell Castonguay
contact@bigink.org
207-576-9356

 

3rd Annual Juried Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Gallery A3
Submission Due Date: July 3
Submission Fees: $20; each additional is $5; with a maximum of three
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com/CFA.html

An opened juried show to be held from July 7 through July 30, 2016. The juror is Mara Williams, Chief Curator of the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. Artists wishing to submit work should deliver their artwork to the gallery on Saturday, July 2 between 9am and 12 noon or Sunday, July 3, 4-7pm. The fee for one entry for $20; each additional is $5; with a maximum of three. Complete submission guidelines on website.

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

 

Monster Arts Project II

Sponsoring Group Name: Monster Arts Project, ECA+, MAP, Eastworks
Submission Due Date: July 16, 2016
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/MonsterArtsProject/

Monster Arts Project is returning to Eastworks this October 7th-30th. I am looking for more artists that work around the concept of monsters/imaginary creatures. Artwork can be 2D or 3D, and any medium. Last year the space was converted into a Victorian era study, with the artwork interspersed among props to give the viewer a unique experience, this year we are doing 1920's. I am looking for 1-3 pieces per artist depending on the size and medium. Contact me for further information.

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

 

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

Open Studios - July Session

Date & Time: July 11-25, Mondays, 9am-12pm
Fee: $60 for all 3 days if sign up by July 5
Organization: Menagerie Studio
Class Location: Lynn Sisler's studio
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.lynnsisler.com/shows-and-workshops.html

This time is for people who want to work independently or finish projects they've already begun, with instruction and guidance on an as-needed basis. Students have access to work space and some materials. We share resources, ideas, opinions, and moral support in a friendly, non-judgmental and supportive way. Most of all, we relax and have fun! Visit our website for more info. No drop-ins; please sign up on the website or email me ahead of time to arrange cash or check payment.

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

 

Summer Arts Academy

Date & Time: July 11 - August 5, 9am-3:30pm
Fee: $180 a week
Organization: The Artists Academy
Class Location: Norseman Audio-Video Systems
Address: 71 Bradford Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.benjaminmartins.com

Whether your child is the next Michelangelo, is passionate art and wants to learn fundamental skills, or just likes to get creative, our Studio Art program delivers hands-on artistic adventure. Our studio in downtown Northampton provides the perfect studio backdrop to inspire your child as he or she develops a foundation in the visual arts and explores his or her own creativity. Activities are led by our talented staff and take place both indoors and out, teaching students Academic art techniques.

Contact: Benjamin Martins
Benjaminmartinsart@gmail.com
413-387-8331

 

Figure Drawing Fridays

Date & Time: Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm (doors open at 6 - come early if you want an easel)
Fee: $12-15 (less if more than 6 people show)
Location: Studio One (follow the signs)
Address: 71 Bradford Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/figuredrawingfridays

Open Figure Drawing group in Northampton. We provide the model, some easels, music, conversation and snacks. We are an easy-going group and we enjoy the social/ community aspect of these sessions as much as the actual drawing. Bring your own materials and BYOB if you want. There is NO INSTRUCTOR at these sessions but there will be a puppy. She doesn't draw but she does like artists a lot. RSVP: requested as space is limited.

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

The Art of Transformation: A Yoga, Writing and Mosaics Workshop

Date & Time: August 6-7, 10am-3:30pm
Fee: $230
Organization: Christine Kenneally Mosaics
Class Location: Paragon Arts & Industry Building
Address: 150 Pleasant Street, Suite 236
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.christinekenneallymosaics.com/workshops/

Join us for this joyful 2-day transformation workshop designed to break down old stories, ignite your creativity and reconnect you to an embodied sense of wholeness in community. Through a blend of creative writing exercises, gentle all-levels yoga and a playful exploration of materials, you will be guided to craft your story into a mosaic, rearranging the pieces in a way that fuels growth, unlocks self-expression and fosters a sense of connection. No experience necessary.

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

 

Plein Air Painting with Paula Gottlieb at The William Cullen Bryant Homestead

Date & Time: August 6, 1-5pm
Fee: The Trustees of Reservations & Hilltown Land Trust Members: $68; NonMembers: $85
Organization: The Trustees of Reservations & Hilltown Land Trust
Class Location: The William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Address: 207 Bryant Road
City/Town: Cummington
Website: www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/pioneer-valley/event2464424643.html

Join landscape painter Paula Gottlieb, as she teaches you how to engage the summer landscape through perspective, color, and composition. You will have time to sketch and paint throughout the afternoon and individual feedback will be offered. Open to anyone who has some experience painting in any medium. Bring your own painting materials, a sketchbook and pencil. Please register by August 1st.

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

 

Plein Air Painting with Paula Gottlieb at The Bullitt Reservation

Date & Time: July 16, 1-5pm
Fee: The Trustees of Reservations & Hilltown Land Trust Members: $68; NonMembers: $85
Organization: The Trustees of Reservations & Hilltown Land Trust
Class Location: The Bullitt Reservation
Address: 332 Bullitt Road
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/pioneer-valley/event-24643.html

Join landscape painter Paula Gottlieb, as she teaches you how to engage the summer landscape through perspective, color, and composition. You will have time to sketch and paint throughout the afternoon and individual feedback will be offered. Open to anyone who has some experience painting in any medium. Bring your own painting materials, a sketchbook and pencil. Please register by July 12th.

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

 

Color Theory: Landscape painting and/or drawing

Date & Time: Tue & Thur 2-5pm, July 6 - August 11
Class Location: Mt Holyoke College
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: www.mtholyoke.edu/go/page-courselisting

Studio Art Course taught by painter Lorna Ritz, www.lornaritz.com. Course can be taken for academic credit. Apply online: www.mtholyoke.edu/go/page-courselisting

Contact: Page@mtholyoke.edu

 

Artist Workshops

Date & Time: ongoing
Class Location: Valley View Studio
Address: 44 Pelham Road
City/Town: Pelham
Website: www.lornaritz.com

Technical and aesthetic instruction by Lorna Ritz, six weekly three hour landscape or live model, (including portraiture), courses offered. Beginners in one class, advanced in another. Students' work will be exhibited with reception and publicity in private gallery on site.

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

 

Creating on the Wheel: Beginner and Beyond

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-8:15pm, July 6 - August 31 (no class Aug 17)
Fee: $300, includes materials
Class Location: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Address: 221 Pine Street, studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.tiffanyhilton.com/classes

Try the potter's wheel for the first time or tackle a form you haven't tried yet. This is a very accommodating class with lots of demonstrations, individual instruction and opportunities to focus on your specific goals. The emphasis of the class will be on functional pottery using high-fired stoneware and glazes. Class session (8 weeks) offers time to explore bowls, mugs, plates and other forms based on student's experience. Beginners are welcome. Class size is limited to five students.

Contact: Tiffany Hilton
high_fired@hotmail.com
413-824-6506

 

Make A Quilt Mix and Match Summer Workshop Slots

Date & Time: Pick the mornings that work for you, Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 28 - August 25
Fee: $50/morning
Class Location: Big Top Quilts
Address: 62 Briggs Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.bigtopquilts.com

Make a Quilt is a self-paced quilt construction workshop in which each artist will bring their own machine and materials and utilize the guidance and support of Big Top Quilts' artist, Audrey Hyvonen, to make progress on their own project of choice. Suggestions for projects will be offered as necessary, but feel free to come in with an idea and we'll work together to realize it! All levels welcome. Pick the mornings that work for you.

Contact: Audrey Hyvonen
audrey@bigtopquilts.com
413-230-0771

 

Stained Glass 101 Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, July 16, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Organization: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: 1 Cottage Street, Studio 510
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. Other date for the same class listed above are: August 13.

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: 9.30am-3:30pm, Saturday, September 17
Fee: $165 including materials
Organization: Cottage Street Arts School
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #4-15
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net

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

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

Studio / Artist Space Available

Greenfield: Studio Seven Artist Studios

Date available: immediate
Location: Studio Seven
Address: 229-231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/StudioSevenGreenfield

Need a quiet, well-lit workspace with 24 hour access, a great community of artists, a prime location, and very reasonable rents? Then Studio Seven is the place for you. Located above The Greenfield Gallery, all of downtown Greenfield's great restaurants and stores are within easy walking distance. And of course, the printing, framing, and other art services available at The Greenfield Gallery are right downstairs. Come take a look and consider joining us!

Contact: Rachael Katz
studioseven.gf@gmail.com
413-824-7443

 

Crowdfunding

Monster Arts Project II

Goal: $3,000
Start Date: June 24, 2016
End Date: July 24, 2016
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.indiegogo.com/projects/monster-arts-project-ii#/

Bringing the magic of Monster Arts Project back for another year; bigger, better, artier. This year I want to make the show even more spectacular than the last! The space will be transformed into a 1920's adventurer's lounge: complete with a specimen room filled with treasures from the explorations. With your help, I can make this a spectacular event to behold for people of all ages, and a place that all of the 14 artists will be proud to hang their work. The show will run October 8-29, at MAP at Eastworks in Easthampton.

Contact: Sloan Tomlinson
sloan@sloantomlinson.com

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