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

 

This Week's Newsletter: December 23, 2014

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
December 23, 2014
Issue #329

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Small Wonders Holiday Show

Start Date: December 4, 2014
End Date: December 27, 2014
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

December is a month of Small Wonders at Gallery A3. Over fifty small works by local artists fill the walls in this fascinating exhibition, each an original piece of art in mixed media, painting, or photography.

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

 

r(e)volve {Pop-Up} Shop

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

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

Contact: athan@athanvennell.com

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Agawam Community Artists and Artisans

Artists: Agawam Community Artists and Artisans (ACAA)
Start Date: December 2, 2014
End Date: December 27, 2014
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org

Artwork will be displayed on the upstairs gallery walls and in the glass display cases. The show will include paintings, photographs, and gourds. The ACAA normally meets at 6:30pm on the second Wednesday of the month at the library. The meetings are open to all artists and friends and are hosted by Howie Safford, President. Following a short meeting, there is an artist demonstration lasting approximately one hour. Members provide refreshments.

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

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Connections and Disconnections

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 2, 2015
End Date: January 31, 2015
Reception Date: Thursday, January 8, 5-8pm
Location Name: The Burnett Gallery, Jones Library
Address: Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst

Work by six veteran digital photographers. For the first time as a group Jim Gambaro, Lew Holzman, Bruce Kahn, Bernie Kubiak, Bill Rowley and Tom Wyatt will be exhibiting their very diverse work.

Contact: Lew Holzman
lholz46@gmail.com
413-213-0501

 

Harmony

Artist: Martha Brouwer
Start Date: January 2, 2015
End Date: February 28, 2015
Reception Date: Thursday, January 8, 5-8pm
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.marthabrouwer.com

The surprise appearance of hot air balloons in front of Martha Brouwer's house this June when she moved to the Pioneer Valley immediately showed up in her painting of the meandering Connecticut River (the painting was selected for the NEPR 2014 art mug). Amherst Town Hall morphs into a book cover being read by a tuckered out professor in another painting. Sometimes with mystery and sometimes with quirkiness she enjoys painting her own personal take on the novelty of life's connections.

Contact: Martha Brouwer
marthabrouwer@gmail.com
413-461-1261

 

World Cups: A Cross-Cultural Look at Drinking Vessels

Start Date: November 29, 2014
End Date: April 5, 2015
Location Name: Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sun 9am-12am, Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/mead

Featuring a range of art from Africa, the Americas, east Asia, and Europe, this exhibition sets drinking vessels in cross-cultural and cross-temporal conversation, drawing from the Mead's collection of antiquities and decorative arts, and spanning over two millennia.

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

 

Radakovich 21st Century Award Competition

Artists: Artists hailing from the U.S. and Europe
Start Date: November 16, 2014
End Date: January 24, 2015
Reception Date: Thursday, January 8, 5-8pm
Location Name: FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art
Hours: Tue-Wed 11am-6pm, Thur-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-7pm
Address: 236 North Pleasant Street, Studio 101
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.Folcwald.com

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

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

 

Small Wonders Holiday Show

Start Date: December 4, 2014
End Date: December 27, 2014
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

December is a month of Small Wonders at Gallery A3. Over fifty small works by local artists fill the walls in this fascinating exhibition, each an original piece of art in mixed media, painting, or photography.

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

 

4th Annual Small Works Show

Start Date: December 4, 2014
End Date: January 17, 2015
Location Name: Hope & Feathers
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

The Small Works Show is like no-other! Featuring affordable artwork from over one hundred of the Valley's most talented artists, all cash and carry! Support area artists, local business, and go home with the perfect holiday gift!

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

 

Rivers' Flow

Artist: Fiber Artists of Western MA
Start Date: December 2, 2014
End Date: December 29, 2014
Location Name: Burnett Gallery, Jones Library
Hours: library hours (gallery closes 1/2 hr earlier)
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.joneslibrary.org

Fiber Artists of Western MA in their exhibit, River's Flow, describe the panoply of techniques and materials know today as fiber art with art quilting, felting, crochet, printmaking and demonstrations throughout the month.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
channujames@gmail.com
413-256-1840

 

Soviet Form, Jewish Context

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

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

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

 

Images of the Unimaginable: Art from the First World War

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Prints

Artist: Karen Johnson
Start Date: December 9, 2014
End Date: January 28, 2015
Location Name: The Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce Gallery
Hours: 8:30am-3pm
Address: 33 Union Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.org

Johnson's prints were created using linoleum, wood, and stencils. She explores various subject matters with a keen interest in nature.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org

 

Conjuring the World

Artist: Mickey Boisvert
Start Date: December 12, 2014
End Date: January 10, 2015
Location Name: Nash Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.nashgalleryart.com

The Nash Gallery exhibit of paintings by Mickey Boisvert was inspired by the poem "At Buck Hall", which describes the freedom poet Morri Creech allows himself to interpret the natural world. By word or by brush, we conjure meaning.

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

 

2015 Easthampton Calendar Contest and Fundraiser

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 13, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: See website
Address: 43 Main Street / Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.bigredframe.com

Exhibit of the winning entries of the third annual photo contest and 2015 Calendar Fundraiser/Sale to benefit the Pascommuck Conservation Trust for the Mutter Field Accessible Trail. The calendars are also for sale at Big Red Frame, Easthampton Savings Bank, Mt. Tom Ice Cream, White Square Books and the Municipal Building at 50 Payson Ave.

Contact: info@bigredframe.com
413-529-9265

 

r(e)volve {Pop-Up} Shop

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

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

Contact: athan@athanvennell.com

 

Art is a Gift: An Exclusive Selection of Locally Created Gift Items

Start Date: December 13, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: See website
Address: 43 Main Street / Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.bigredframe.com

with Piper Glass and Steel - Susan Boss, Textiles - Tiffany Hilton, Pottery - Matt Johnson, Sculptures - Susan Halls, Ceramic Sculptures - Juli Kirk, Painted Food Trays - Amanda Quinby, Gilded Acorns - Lynn Latimer, Fused Glass - Loretta Kane - Jewelry - Mark Brown, Clocks & Creatures - Nina Rossi, Wearables & Jewelry - Bronwen Hodgkinson, Jewelry & Cards.

Contact: info@bigredframe.com
413-529-9265

 

EVERYBODY NOW

Artist: Luke J. Cavagnac
Start Date: December 6, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Location Name: The Invisible Fountain
Hours: M-F + sometimes on the weekend
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite #206
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.invisiblefountain.com

EVERYBODY NOW aka The Eleventh Anniversary Show is the newest showing of paintings by Luke J. Cavagnac.

Contact: 413-896-8073

 

Personal Inspiration

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

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

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

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Summer, Summer, Summer... Not

Artist: Susan Valentine
Start Date: September 20, 2014
End Date: January 3, 2015
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

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Afterimage: In Memoriam of Deborah Sklar

Artist: Deborah Sklar
Start Date: December 27, 2014
End Date: February 28, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, December 27, 1-4pm
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue, Thur & Sat: 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.anchorhouseartists.org

Expressionist paintings, pastels and drawings that defined a woman's strength to live a life of meaning and love. Image shown: detail of untitled Krystallnacht-themed painting on tarpaper with grit.

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

 

Tiny Environments

Artist: Mary Witt
Start Date: November 29, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Location Name: River Valley Market
Address: 330 N King Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.flickr.com/photos/marywittart/sets/72157623098975459/

A collection of tiny abstract paintings which were done mostly with a large palette knife. The contrast in scale of canvas size and applicator produced some fun, interesting effects. Lots of color and texture and movement make these small pieces come alive with vibrancy. Perfect for holiday gifts!

Contact: Mary Witt
mewitt@gmail.com
413-584-8760

 

Sculpturally-Modified Paintings

Artist: Stephanie Gerolimatos
Date: ongoing
Location Name: Northampton Naturopathic
Address: 30 N King Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.StephG.org

A selection of abstract, highly textured paintings. Many are cut through to reveal tactile surfaces such as velvet. Some are built up into sculptural forms.

Contact: Stephanie Gerolimatos
ssStephG@gmail.com
413-552-3728

 

Things that Die Interestingly

Artists: Petula Bloomfield, Donald Shambroom
Start Date: December 12, 2014
End Date: January 4, 2015
Location Name: APE Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

An exhibition of the works of Petula Bloomfield and Donald Shambroom in paintings, sculpture and installation. The show includes sculptures and installation using hundreds of fading mums, freshly gathered from the recent Smith College Botanic Garden Fall Chrysanthemum Show.

Contact: 413-586-5553

 

Life After Life

Artist: Ken Kipen
Start Date: December 1, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Location Name: Locust Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The exhibit title describes the artist's lifetime camera-work with subjects depicting the forces in nature that ensure its continuity. Since first taking up the camera the medium has allowed Kipen to connect with worlds beyond his own that he somehow recognizes from an awareness beyond seeing.

Contact: Ken Kipen
kenfires2@gmail.com

 

The Blue and White Series

Artist: Frank Ozereko
Start Date: December 1, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Location Name: New Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.ozereko.com/Frank_Ozereko/Home.html

The artist is a former, retired professor of art at UMass. The exhibit consists of framed watercolors, all blue and white based on Chinese ceramics, specifically Willowware. The Blue and White series explores the most well known design ever created for dinnerware - Willowware. Blue, as a color, and Willowware as a theme appealed to the artist who was both a watercolorist and a ceramist.

Contact: Frank Ozereko
fozereko@art.umass.edu

 

Oxbow & Friends Group Show

Start Date: December 4, 2014
End Date: January 4, 2015
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Contact: oxbowgallery@gmail.com
413-586-6300

 

Recent Landscapes

Artist: Frances Kidder
Start Date: December 4, 2014
End Date: January 4, 2015
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

For the last 25 years Kidder has been dividing her time between Williamsburg, MA and South Bristol, ME. Her inspiration came from observing the drama enacted by the rocks, water and trees of a saltwater cove in Maine.

Contact: oxbowgallery@gmail.com
413-586-6300

 

Woodblock Prints

Artist: Annie Bissett
Start Date: December 2, 2014
End Date: January 2, 2015
Location Name: The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Northampton artist Annie Bissett has been making woodblock prints using the traditional Japanese method since 2005, following a nearly 20-year career as a commercial digital illustrator. Annie's prints explore a wide range of contemporary American socio-political issues and themes.

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

 

Recent Etchings

Artist: Joan Dix Blair
Start Date: December 2, 2014
End Date: January 2, 2015
Location Name: The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Residing as she does in Berkshire County, on a former farm property, Joan Dix Blair is an observer of nature - her observations are the springboard for her art work. From animal to pond to rock, she draws her abstractions based on the thing at hand. On view are recent prints from three separate series titled "Shale," "Surfaces," and "Reptiles."

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

 

25th Annual Illustration Exhibit featuring Jerry Pinkney

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

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

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

 

Bow Down: Queens in Art

Start Date: September 9, 2014
End Date: January 4, 2015
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/artmuseum

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

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

 

MOIRE

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

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

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

 

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

 

South Deerfield Exhibits/Events

Small Art 4 Big Holidays

Start Date: November 20, 2014
End Date: December 24, 2014
Location Name: Deerfield Arts Bank
Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri & Sun 12-6pm, Thur 12-8pm & by appt
Address: 3 Sugarloaf Street
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.deerfieldartsbank.com/2014/11/17/small-art-4-big-holidays/

EVERYTHING in the gallery and the store is $100 or less, and all art supplies are 20% off! Find art for the wall, Christmas tree balls, embroidered felt hamsas & ornaments, patchwork bookmarks, painted rocks, fantasy houses from twigs, pillows, aprons, miniature chairs, lamps, clocks, yarn and button bracelets, papercuts, turned wood pens and small bowls, wooden cutting boards, metal & polymer clay jewelry, painted tiles, Thai silks, books on art, and seasonal note cards by many artists!

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

Fire and Ice: Landscapes Worldwide

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

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

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

 

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

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

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

Contact: ajohnquest@gmail.com

 

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

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

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

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

 

Edgardo Abello

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

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

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

 

Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American

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

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

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

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

01376

Start Date: December 1, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours:Thur-Sun 12-5; Dec 24, 12-4; or by appt
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

All things Turners Falls, zip "01376"! Jewelry, shopping totes, photos, cards, paintings and more featuring iconic Turners Falls images by local artist Nina Rossi. Plus a large selection of gifts for the holidays: steampunk recycled tire bags, geared necklaces and light switches, bizarre sculpture, Shimmer Tatts temporary metallic tattoos, guitar accessories, and other un-necesariums.

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

 

West Springfield Exhibits/Events

Small Works Art Show and Sale

Start Date: December 5, 2014
End Date: December 24, 2014
Location Name: J.H. Miller Picture Framing & Gallery
Address: 86 Elm Street
City/Town: West Springfield

All artwork is priced under $100 and the gallery is offering 20% off framing on any (unframed) piece sold during this exhibit. Give the gift of art this holiday season while supporting local artists.

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Community 6 x 6" Art Exhibit and Sale

Sponsoring Group Name: Sawmill River Arts Gallery at The Montague Bookmill
Submission Due Date: February 1, 2015
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Montague
Website: www.sawmillriverarts.com

Members of the community are invited to submit 1 to 3 separate pieces of original wall art for the exhibit and sale to be held February 7-March 1. 6 x 6" is the maximum dimension of the art; works can also be 4 x 6 or 3 x 3 etc. Framing not required, but art must have a firm backing and must have a wire, cord or hook on the back for hanging. If the art is framed, the frame will not count toward the dimension of the piece. Each piece will be priced at $36 (20% of sales will go to the gallery).

Contact: Louise Minks
louise@louiseminks.com
413-367-2800

 

Trash to Treasure: The River's Song Project Art Exhibit

Sponsoring Group Name: The Asian Arts and Culture Program at the UMass Fine Arts Center
Submission Due Date: March 15, 2015
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fac.umass.edu/Online/RiverSong

The River's Song Project, conceived as an innovative year-long study combining the arts and the environment gives voice to a diverse constituency along the Connecticut River basin and highlights its ecology. As part of The River's Song Project, art work created from trash collected in the Connecticut River Watershed will be exhibited at the Great Hall in the Turners Falls Discovery Center during April and May of 2015. See website for more information.

Contact: aacp@acad.umass.edu
413-577-2486

 

MassMutual Center seeks large scale 2D artwork

Sponsoring Group Name: MassMutual Center
Submission Due Date: January 9, 2015
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.massmutualcenter.com/center-information/art

Global Spectrum, operators of the MassMutual Center, in coordination with the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA), seeks large scale 2D artwork from artists (minimum size 36"x48'), artisans and/or designers to develop interior public artwork(s) concepts for long term display within the downtown Convention Center. The six-month display will highlight local artists. For all of the details please visit our website.

Contact: Scott Griffith
sgriffith@massconvention.com
413-271-3243

 

Life's Impressions: Student Artwork at the Springfield Museums

Sponsoring Group Name: Springfield Museums
Submission Due Date: January 16, 2015
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in a juried exhibition to be held at the D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts. Each selected student-artist will be awarded a Museum School Course! Artwork must be 2-D. Paintings, drawings, and prints will be accepted. Photography will not be accepted. Framed artwork can be no larger than 18 x 24 inches. A digital photo of the work must accompany the entry form. Life's Impressions will be on view from Saturday, May 9 through Sunday, May 17.

Contact: Larissa Murray
lmurray@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

Women History Month Event

Sponsoring Group Name: Artist Square Group Gallery
City/Town: Springfield

Call for Artist, Female Artist for March, Women History Month Event. Please send information to Tracy Woods at ArtistSquareGroupGallery@gmail.com or for additional information. Send email and jpgs of work.

Contact: Tracy Woods
ArtistSquareGroupGallery@gmail.com
413-301-6314

 

5th Open Juried Photography Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: January 31, 2015
Submission Fees: $25 per entry, $30 after Jan 17
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends.htm

All images must be captured with light sensitive material (either film or digital). Jury selections will be based on the review of the original images, not digital files. Categories: CREATIVE, NATURE, PHOTOJOURNALISM, PICTORIAL. Show Dates: February 2-27, 2015. The Photography Show is to benefit the Agawam Public Library and to help recognize and encourage photographers. Prospectus/Entry form on website. Pictured: the 2014 award for Best in Show went to Joe Oliverio of Springfield.

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

 

Call to Artists for Amherst Town Hall

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

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

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

 

The Old Courthouse Gallery

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

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

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

 

Shelburne Arts Cooperative seeking new working members

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

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

Contact: sac01370@gmail.com

 

Call for Erotic Art

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

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

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

 

Mill Arts Project (MAP)

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

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

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

 

Easthampton City Arts+

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

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

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

 

Classes & Workshops

Mixed level oil painting

Date & Time: ongoing
Fee: $18-$25
Class Location: artist's home studio
City/Town: Florence

Mixed level oil painting instruction with experienced artist/instructor Val Bassett at her home studio in Florence. Comfortable & supportive environment for students to progress at their own pace. Private and small group classes are available weekdays.

Contact: Val Bassett
Bassettpainting@Gmail.com
413-563-3538

 

Imaginative Drawing with Gary Lippincott

Date & Time: Wednesday evenings 6:30-8pm, starts January 7
Fee: $125
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

Drawing from life is difficult, but how about drawing from your imagination? How would you create a world or an image that exists only in your mind's eye? World-renowned fantasty artist Gary Lippincott will guide you through the steps he takes to produce artwork using traditional drawing skills and stepping into the realm of fantasy art.

 

Painting in Pastels with Jeff Kern

Date & Time: Saturday, January 17, 10am-13pm
Fee: $75
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

Join Jeff Kern as he guides you through the creation of a pastel piece you will take home at the end of the session. Using demonstration, sharing technique and skill, Jeff will work with you and coach you through your own pastel painting--pointing out your strengths and building on your skill. Materials: Bring your current pastels, and if you have a preference for toned paper, bring your own.

 

Painting with Natural Pigments with Janet Street

Date & Time: Saturday, January 17, 10am-12pm
Fee: $30
Organization: Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse
Class Location: Eastworks, Suite 126
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.knack.org/blog/painting-natural-pigments-janet-street

Learn how to make paints using pigments derived from plants and earth minerals. In this workshop, participants will create a simple painting with eco-friendly paints. The focus of the workshop will be in experimenting with mixing and painting using non-toxic, petro-chemical free artist's materials. No experience necessary and all materials provided.

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

 

Embroidery I with Bonnie Sennott

Date & Time: Saturday, February 21, 10am-12pm
Fee: $30
Organization: Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse
Class Location: Eastworks, Suite 126
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.knack.org/blog/embroidery-i-0

Get started stitching! Learn the basics--running stitch, back stitch, lazy daisy, seed stitch, French knots, and blanket stitch/applique. Hoops, needles, fabric, and threads will be provided--but feel free to bring your own. You'll also get a fragrant mix of lavender, chamomile, and rosemary for making an herbal sachet.

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

 

Stained Glass Panel and Panel Lamp Workshop

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-9pm, February 26 - March 19
Fee: $300
Organization: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios, Studio 510
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful stained glass panel or stained glass panel lamp. In this class we will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. All levels are welcome. Materials and supplies are not included in the tuition but are available to purchase during the class.

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

 

Stained Glass 101 Workshop

Date & Time: February 25, 6-9pm
Fee: $100
Organization: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios, Studio 510
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher to grace your home or give as gifts. We will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. All levels of experience are welcome. All materials and supplies are included in the tuition. Other dates for the same class are: February 28, 1-4pm; March 4, 6-9pm; March 7, 1-4pm; April 8, 6-9pm; April 12, 1-4pm.

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

 

Understanding your Digital SLR and Basic Digital Photography

Date & Time: Mondays and Thursdays, 3:30-5pm, January 5-15
Fee: $200
Class Location: Mount Holyoke College
Address: 50 College Street
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: www.mtholyoke.edu/professional-graduate/courses/course-listing

This course will cover the use of auto (green box), scene and program modes, ISO, flash, use of focal points and pre-focusing, single shot vs. continuous drive, and depth of field. Students will also leave with an understanding of white balance, image size and compression, raw vs. jpeg shooting, image composition, image organization, equipment care, and selection of new lenses appropriate to their shooting needs.

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

 

The Return of the Butterfly

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

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

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

 

Gilding on Paper

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

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

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

 

Art For A Change

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

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

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

 

Color Theory: A Travelogue in Color

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

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

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

 

Monthly Watercolor Classes

Date & Time: 9-5:30; 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

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Holyoke: Studio Space at Parsons Hall

Location name: Parsons Hall
Date available: now
Address: 362 Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke

405 sq ft artist studio for $225/mo. Located at the historic Parsons Hall on the second level canal in downtown Holyoke. Two southern-facing windows, plenty of wall space. Utilities included: electric 24/7, heat is run daily on a 12hr cycle. Internet available for an additional $5/mo.

Contact: holyokeresearcher@gmail.com
413-265-8321

 

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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