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This Week's Newsletter: April 21, 2015

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
April 21, 2015
Issue #346

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3rd Annual Birthday Bash

Sponsoring Group Name: Gemini's Pampered Greyhounds
Submission Due Date: April 27
Submission Fees: $35 and raffle donation (valued $10 or greater)
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.facebook.com/GeminisPamperedGreyhounds

Artist and vendors for 2- and 4-legged welcome to exhibit at greyhound dog adoption non-profit annual fundraising event. This is a free, family and large dog friendly event. It will be held on Saturday, May 2, 11am-3pm, at the beautiful Summit View Pavillion off Rt. 5 in Holyoke. The fee listed is tax deductible! Come support our Valley-based 501(c)3 that finds forever homes for "greyt" dogs!

Contact: Lisa Packard
geminispamperedgreyhounds@gmail.com
413-626-9879

 

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Multi-location Exhibits/Events

11th Annual Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail

Date: April 25-26, 10am-5pm
Location Name: 9 clay studios throughout the valley
City/Town: Florence, Hadley, Pelham, Shelburne Falls, Greenfield, and Northfield
Website: www.apotterytrail.com

A self-guided driving tour of 9 clay studios in the Connecticut River Valley. We'll have 12 guests, for a total of 21 potters. Potters: Mary Barringer, Molly Cantor, Stephen Earp, Lucy Fagella, James Guggina, Tiffany Hilton, Donna McGee, Francine T. Ozereko, Tom White. Guests: Todd Wahlstrom, Justine Figura, Elenor WIlson, Dawn Dishaw, Maya Machin, Gabrielle Shaffner, Sara Heimann, Megan Hart, Vikki Crowell, Shane Blitch, Hayne Bayless, Sam Taylor.

Contact: Francine T. Ozereko
ftostudio@comcast.net
413-253-2664

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Nature, Pleasure, Myth: Animals in the Art of Japan

Start Date: February 7, 2015
End Date: June 28, 2015
Location Name: Mead Art Museum
Address: Amherst College
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/calendar/events/node/591299

From Japanese folklore to kabuki performances, from the embroidered robes of courtesans to fascinating "secret calendars," animals--domestic, wild and fantastical--offer a view into the "floating world" of Edo, Japan (1600-1860). Join the exhibition curator Bradley Bailey for a gallery talk on Thursday, May 7, 6:30p.m. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Nadia Waski
413-542-2295
nwaski@amherst.edu

 

The Dynamic Spirit of Russian Modernism

Start Date: October 7, 2014
End Date: June 26, 2015
Location Name: Center for Russian Culture in Webster Hall
Address: Amherst College
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/calendar/events/node/602674

This exhibition brings together works that reflect the dynamic spirit of the artistic milieu of the first three decades of the twentieth century. Join Darya Bor '18 for a tour of the exhibition on Friday, April 10, at 12:30pm. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Oriel Strong
413-542-8204
ostrong02@amherst.edu

 

Gather Up Your Wings And Fly

Artist: Michael Goering
Start Date: April 8, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
Location Name: Hampden Gallery Incubator Project Space
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Michael Goering was born in Vreden/Westfalen (Germany). He studied painting at the Art Academy in Muenster and later worked as a curator at the Forderverein Aktuelle Kunst Munster. He is the recipient of several awards including the Forderpreis Bildende Kunst, GWK Munster, and the Arbeitsstipendium Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt Berlin For his installation he will combine or remodel ordinary objects in order to reveal their poetic potential...

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

 

Element Pool

Artist: Barbara Neulinger
Start Date: April 8, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
Location Name: Hampden Studio Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

These paintings derive from the experience of coming upon a pool of water in the woods. Unruly, the activity of temperature & breeze is quieted and held, momentarily, within the pool. A piece of bright sky melds with shadows while reflections shift and float. The surface and substance of the painting mimics the activity in the pool, where elements in disarray must find order.

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

 

Cost of Production

Artist: Peter Gordon
Start Date: April 8, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
Location Name: Hampden Main Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Peter Gordon, of Pittsfield, earned a BFA in painting at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2002, and an MFA from the University of Maryland College Park in 2007. In economics, Cost of Production refers to the direct and indirect costs require to generate a profit. In this exhibition, Cost of Production refers to the toll natural resources and habitats pay to manufacturing and transportation.

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

 

Body Politic: The Anatomy of the Grotesque

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 26, 2015
End Date: May 3, 2015
Reception Date: Thursday, April 16, 4-6pm
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: 151 Presidents Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca

Co-curated by M.F.A. Studio Arts candidate Chelsea Sams and M.A. Art History candidate Alex Leme, this exhibition invites its audience to interrogate society's definitions of the ideal body. Drawn primarily from the permanent collection of the UMCA at UMass, this exhibition showcases works by Judy Chicago, Paul McCarthy, Sheila Pepe, Kiki Smith, Andy Warhol, and others. Live Performance by Doreen Garner: Thursday, April 16, 4:30pm. Symposium: Friday, April 17, 1-3pm, 227 Herter Hall.

Contact: 413-545-3670

 

Lyric Visions: An Exhibition of Work by the Faculty of the UMass Art Department

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 26, 2015
End Date: May 3, 2015
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: 151 Presidents Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca

Guest curated by Lorne Falk, Five College visiting associate professor of contemporary art, this exhibition focuses on the recent work of twelve full-time Art Department faculty, many of whom are new to the Amherst community: Alexis Kuhr, Young Min Moon, Shona Macdonald, Copper Frances Giloth, Susan Jahoda, Jeanette Cole, Michael Coblyn, Patricia Galvis y Assmus, Ben Jones, Jerry Kearns, Nancy LaPointe, Robin Mandel, and Jenny Vogel.

Contact: 413-545-3670

 

Distant Places - Two Visions

Artists: Eric Broudy, Keith Hollingworth
Start Date: April 2, 2015
End Date: May 2, 2015
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thurs-Sun, 1-7pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Eric Broudy offers photographs of the Patagonian landscape and a private side of Buenos Aires, and Keith Hollingworth paints ocean and cosmos, with seashells or collage extending over the canvas.

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

 

The Nature of Space

Artists: over twenty photographers
Start Date: April 2, 2015
End Date: May 30, 2015
Location Name: Hope and Feathers Gallery
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Artists were asked to explore the nature of constructed spaces and the relationships between environment and emotions. The finalists represent a diverse and unique group including students, fine artists, and commercial photographers. A people's choice award will be announced at an artist reception on May 7.

Contact: Lyle Hawthorne
info@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197

 

Seasons

Artist: Gillian Haven
Start Date: March 4, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
Location Name: Northampton Cooperative Bank
Hours: M-F 8:30-5, Sat 9-12
Address: 254 Triangle Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.northamptoncoop.com

Gillian Haven's oil paintings respond to the changing seasons of the landscape and fleeting moments of illumination found in her surroundings.She often juxtiposes details of local scenes within a larger context, creating images that appeal to a more universal inner realm.

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

 

Sculpted on Paper

Artist: Alexandra Markiewicz
Start Date: March 1, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstma.gov

As primarily a charcoal artist, I try to assert facial and bodily emotion through the shadows and lights reproducible through the beautiful fluid-like medium. The medium allows me to draw every line, every smirk, sigh, and frown upon a person's face, showing their each and every emotion. Ever since I was a child, I was always drawn to art and craft work, specifically drawing. I suppose the idea of focusing on people and portraits came from my passion for variety and constant movement.

Contact: Alexandra Markiewicz
aamarkiewicz@yahoo.com
413-627-1085

 

Deerfield Exhibits/Events

Black & White & Read All Over

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 16, 2015
End Date: May 17, 2015
Location Name: Deerfield Arts Bank
Hours: W, F, Sun 12-6pm, Thurs 12-8
Address: 3 Sugarloaf Street
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.deerfieldartsbank.com

The gallery is filled with art that is mostly black & white & red. It's a amazing what happens when an artist's palette is drastically limited. Come see red and read! Also a unique event: "Share a Read", Thursday, April 30 (6-8pm). Come Read 3 pages, or for 3 minutes, from your favorite book or something special you wish to Share!

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

 

The Art is the Cloth: A Series of Reflections

Artists: weavers from Canada, Mexico, and the United States
Start Date: March 26, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
Location Name: Deerfield Academy, von Auersperg Art Gallery
Hours: weekdays 9-5
Address: 7 Boyden Lane
City/Town: Deerfield
Website: www.deerfield.edu/departments/administrative-departments/von-auersperg-art-gallery/

Curated by Micala Sidore, tapestry weaver and director of Hawley Street Tapestry Studio, Northampton, the exhibition offers ways in which contemporary tapestries call attention to themselves as cloth. Thoma Ewen, artistic director the Moon Rain Centre, Val-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada, will give a talk on Weaving the Community Together on Saturday, 18 April.

Contact: Micala Sidore
micala@hawleystreet.com

 

Behold Woman!

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 12, 2015
End Date: May 17, 2015
Location Name: Deerfield Arts Bank
Hours: W, F, Sun 12-6pm, Thurs 12-8
Address: 3 Sugarloaf Street
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.deerfieldartsbank.com

Twenty-three eclectic works of art (Prints, etchings, lithographs, paintings, photographs and paintings). A personal selection of the artist's view of women through the ages and in different cultures and settings. All reasonably priced. ...and in the bin: fashion photographs from the designer Pauline Trigere (1950's-1980's).

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

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

It is (still) about the Light

Artist: Robert Grant
Start Date: April 11, 2015
End Date: May 2, 2015
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com

The Elusie Gallery had to cancel the scheduled April exhibit due to illness of the featured artist. We wish her healthy recovery and are thankful that Robert Grant was ready to step up to the plate and extend his exhibit, featuring work from his march exhibit as well as a selection of new work.

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

 

Photography

Artist: Ellen Koteen
Start Date: April 1, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.lathrop.kendal.org

During the process of photographing flowers, animals and landscapes, I experience joy and a sense of peace. Capturing their natural beauty in a photograph allows me to hold on to that joy and to share it with others. I delight in and am inspired by the detail, design and colors contained within nature. Photography has taught me to see light, shadows and nuances with a more vivid appreciation.

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

 

Photographs of the 1930s and 40s

Artist: Eudora Welty
Start Date: April 11, 2015
End Date: May 6, 2015
Location Name: Nash Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.nashgalleryart.com

During her spare time as a junior publicist for the WPA in the 1930s, Eudora Welty captured people and places in Mississippi with her camera. Eudora Welty was known for her writing, yet her photographic documentation of the Depression-era created a compelling record of the time and place that would greatly influence all of her creative works.

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

 

The Shape of Water

Artists: Lynne Adams, Patricia Parker
Start Date: April 7, 2015
End Date: April 28, 2015
Location Name: Easthampton City Arts+ Gallery
Hours: 12-6 M-Th
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.EasthamptonCityArts.org

Adams' paintings intently explore the surface of water and the reflections of the surrounding landscape. Her paintings engulf the viewer while Parker continues to analyze the natural history and local water habitats in New England often with an enlarged microscopic focus.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org

 

Picturing Words

Artists: Western Mass Illustrators' Guild
Start Date: April 2, 2015
End Date: April 28, 2015
Location Name: MAP (Mill Arts Project) gallery at Eastworks
Hours: Mon-Fri 1-5pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Room 137
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.wmig.org

An exhibition and sale of original illustration, poetry broadsides, books, and prints by the Western Mass Illustrators' Guild. Exhibitors include Jane Yolen, Jeff Mack, Ruth Sanderson, Diane DeGroat, Bob Marstall. Lauren Mills, Michael Nelson, Dick Walz, Linda Graves, Nancy Haver, Sean Wang, and Jon Sideriadis.

Contact: Ruth Sanderson
ruth@ruthsanderson.com
413-320-5971

 

PARALLELS

Artists: Amanda Barrow, Laurie Goddard, Sharon Ligorner
Start Date: March 25, 2015
End Date: May 7, 2015
Location Name: Grubbs Gallery, Williston-Northampton School
Hours: See website
Address: 40 Park Street, Reed Campus Center
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.williston.com

Amanda Barrow, Sharon Ligorner, and Laurie Goddard: handwoven tapestries, encaustics, and works on paper. These three artists use abstraction to explore themes related to life's cycle of impermanence, regeneration, and growth within the process of their own art-making activities.

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

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Landscapes: The Red Mountain Series

Artist: Elizabeth Solley Caine
Start Date: April 1, 2015
End Date: May 30, 2015
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.wistariahurst.org

In the past ten years Elizabeth Solley Caine has spent a great deal of time in many of our national parks observing the uniqueness of each. "When I first visited the Grand Canyon I found its majestic beauty overwhelming," she writes. Caine does not create traditional landscape paintings. She strives for a reasonably accurate depiction of her surroundings, but she is more interested in the feelings that the environment creates within her - the effect on her spirit and soul.

Contact: Siobhan McArdle
413-322-5660

 

Alchemy Artisan Fair

Date: May 2-3
Location Name: Gateway City Arts
Address: 114 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.alchemyfair.com

The Fair will showcase the work of over 30 local artisans as well as offering a variety of clinics and workshops including Yo-Yo clinics from A-Z Science and Learning, Hula Hoop Jams with Kimqi Hoops, Mini Comic workshops with My Monster Hat, Paint Your Own Pottery with The Celadon Studio, Food from the Holyoke Hummus Company and a Beer Garden featuring seasonal offerings from Paper City Brewery. Tickets are $5 at the door, children under 12 free.

Contact: Malea Rhodes
alchemyfair@yahoo.com

 

2015 HCC Student Art Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 13, 2015
End Date: May 7, 2015
Location Name: Holyoke Community College
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: thetaberartgallery.blogspot.com

The HCC Student Art Show is held in 3 locations throughout the HCC campus: The Taber Gallery and the Library Showcases on the 2nd floor of the Donahue bldg; the Art Dept on the 3rd floor of C bldg; and in the Media Center on the 3rd floor of G bldg. All locations are open to the public during regular school sessions (excepting the Taber Gallery which is open Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm).

Contact: Amy Johnquest
ajohnquest@hcc.edu

 

Interstices

Artist: Claire Metzner
Start Date: December, 2014
End Date: May 31, 2015
Location Name: Open Square, Mill 4 Lobby
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
Address: 4 Open Square Way
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.opensquare.com

Claire Metzner, a pioneer valley artist, translates everyday perceptions into truthful representations that often culminate in non-objective imagery.The works in this exhibition are a series of investigations regarding relationships between mass and space, motion and stillness, rumination, and curiosity as color narrates the way.

Contact: Claire Metzner
clearsabell19@yahoo.com
413-532-5057

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Mixed Media - Paintings

Artist: Will Sieruta
Start Date: May 1, 2014
End Date: May 31, 2015
Reception Date: Sunday, May 10, 4-6pm
Location Name: Leverett Crafts & Arts, Barnes Gallery
Hours: Thur-Fri 1-7pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.barnesgallery.org

Will Sieruta received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. At SAIC William was able to study with Albert Oehlen and Jim Nutt, and both painters have had a lasting influence on his artistic philosophy. After graduation William spent several years working in the Arts in New York City, as both a studio assistant to Joe Scanlan, and as a Gallery Manager at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn. He lives and works in Leverett.

Contact: Susan Valentine
director@barnesgallery.org
413-547-1172

 

Paintings

Artist: Steven Stroud
Start Date: April 1, 2014
End Date: April 30, 2015
Location Name: Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Thur & Fri 1-7pm, Sat 12-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.barnesgallery.org

Steven Stroud spent 25 years as an illustrator with his work appearing on the covers of many best selling authors including Steven King, Clive Cussler, John Sanford and Isaac Asimov. His work is featured in the book The illustrator in America by Walt Reed. He is a past president of the Society of Illustrators in New York City. The show feature Steve's landscapes and figurative work from the New England area.

Contact: Susan Valentine
director@barnesgallery.org
413-547-1172

 

Monson Exhibits/Events

Monson Arts Council 22nd Annual Spring Art Exhibition & Sale: Welcome to the World of Art

Artist: group show
Start Date: April 11, 2015
End Date: April 26, 2015
Location Name: House of Art
Hours: Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5 (10-5 April 26)
Address: 200 Main Street
City/Town: Monson
Website: www.MonsonArtsCouncil.com

Juried Show featuring work in Painting, Photography, Fiber Art, Graphic Arts & Multi-Dimensional Art. 92 Regional Artists in 9 Galleries. Chocolate & Wine Reception: April 18.

Contact: David Dupuis
art23451@comcast.net
413-813-5770

 

Montague Exhibits/Events

Marie Welch

Artist: Marie Welch
Start Date: April 1, 2015
End Date: April 26, 2015
Location Name: Sawmill River Arts Gallery
Address: 440 Greenfield Road
City/Town: Montague

Marie is this month's guest at the gallery and her small paintings of local scenes are not to be missed.

Contact: 413-367-2880

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Fair People: Continuing a Tradition

Artist: Stan Sherer
Start Date: April 10, 2015
End Date: May 3, 2015
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-5
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historic-northampton.org

A collective portrait of the people who participate in the annual agricultural fairs in western Massachusetts. Public Talk: April 25, 2pm. Bruce Shallcross, general manager of the Three County Fair: "Thoughts on Turning 200".

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

 

Sideshow

Artists: Randall Deihl, Nancy Hill
Start Date: April 10, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Wed 10-6pm, Thur-Sat 10-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.RMichelson.com

Sideshow is an exhibit featuring all new oil paintings of old-time carnival nostalgia by husband and wife Randall Deihl and Nancy Hill.

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

 

time and again in a thousand disguises: The Social Onion Project

Artist: Neal Parks
Start Date: April 7, 2015
End Date: May 3, 2015
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 2126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

The show will feature unique drawings on photographs, several large paintings on canvas, as well as a window display with mannequins dressed with clothing and hand-made masks that tie thematically into the overall scheme.

Contact: Lisa Thompson
413-586-5553

 

Ashfield Watercolors

Artist: Walter Cudnohufsky
Start Date: April 2, 2015
End Date: May 2, 2015
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9-9, Tue & Thur 1-5, Fri & Sat 9-5
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org/gallery

A solo exhibition of watercolors depicting the many moods of the New England landscape. "Walter Cudnohufsky's paintings are steeped in the moods of the New England landscape, depicting old apple trees, birches, flowers and other pastoral vistas, including some inspired by the scenes at his farm in Ashfield, where he lives with his wife, Susan. His ultimate intent is to record what is unique in his rural surroundings." --Laura Roadley 3.22.13 DailyHampshire Gazette

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

 

Color Poems

Artist: Tania Colletta
Start Date: April 1, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
Location Name: New Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist has been drawing and painting for the past twenty years. The cycles and colors of nature and her deep love for creatures of all kinds are her constant inspiration. She uses a variety of media including colored pencil, watercolor, and oil pastel. Each one allows for a unique way to explore the process.

Contact: Tania Colletta
moonhorse66@msn.com
413-667-0033

 

Explorations and Reflections

Artist: Wynne Llwellyn
Start Date: April 1, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
Location Name: Locust Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist is originally from Lianrwst, an old market town in lovely Conwy Valley of North Wales. The artist learned some of the basic skills from her father, a self-taught artist. Over the years, she acquired an artistic education through various informal opportunities and classes a GCC. Her show includes a variety of work-oils, Mixed media, prints, ink-created over a period of ten years. Most of the pieces are abstract work.

Contact: Wynne Llwellyn
wynlucy@verizon.net
413-634-5576

 

Roam

Artist: Brian Chu
Start Date: April 2, 2015
End Date: April 26, 2015
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Plein air paintings come from home and abroad, about the process of forming visions. Color, space, texture and form engage intensely in an evolving continuum while Chu embraces the unknowingness that fuels his curiosity. Image: "Via delle Stelle, Ascoli Piceno, Italy", 26"x40", oil on linen, 2007-14

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Lorna Ritz

Artist: Lorna Ritz
Start Date: April 2, 2015
End Date: April 26, 2015
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Painter Lorna Ritz says, 'Painting is a foreign country in which to travel. I reach for the inaccessible, referential to implied landscape. My painting process is always unsettling, completely passionate, radical, and driven, but it is the paint itself that guides me to a place of wonder, just as an improvisational musician finds "lines."' Image: "Ocean Waves", 15 X 22", oil crayon, Truro, Massachusetts, 2014

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Scott Prior, Susan Mikula

Artists: Scott Prior, Susan Mikula
Start Date: March 18, 2015
End Date: April 25, 2015
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

William Baczek Fine Arts is pleased to present Scott Prior and Susan Mikula's concurrent solo shows. Scott Prior will exhibit his recent oil paintings, while Susan Mikula will display her polaroids. Please call or email the gallery with inquiries.

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

 

German Picture Albums: Visual Art at the Intersection of Commerce, Culture and Politics (1924-1942)

Start Date: March 5, 2015
End Date: June 19, 2015
Location Name: Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library, 3rd floor
Hours: every day, 10am- 10pm
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton

Students in the Smith College course "Exhibiting the Visual Art of Interwar Germany 1924-1940" have curated an exhibition of German picture card albums produced in the 1920s and 1930s. These albums were first conceived as advertising tools in the late 19th century, but took on additional educational, recreational and political functions after World War I, thanks to new methods of mass producing color and photographic images.

Contact: Barbara Blumenthal
bblument@smith.edu
413-585-2906

 

Through Nature's Frame

Artist: Lewis Bryden
Start Date: March 1, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Wed 10-6pm, Thur-Sat 10-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.RMichelson.com

Features oil paintings of the Western Mass landscape. "Painting outdoors has provided some of the happiest moments of my life as an artist. Not only am I surrounded then by my subject, but I can actually feel its presence--the sun on my arms, the breeze at my back, the temperature of the air. These are the qualities that I try to make one feel in my paintings."

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

 

Places for the Spirit

Artist: Vaughn Sills
Start Date: March 6, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Smith College Botanic Garden
Hours: 8:30am-4pm daily
Address: Lyman Plant House, Church Exhibition Gallery
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/garden/home.html

For twenty years, photographer Vaughn Sills collected images of a gardening style that, despite its long history, is unknown to most horticulturists and is disappearing quickly. Sills traveled through the Deep South searching out African-American folk gardens: those yards and gardens that reflect in form and organization some of the earliest African-American religious and cultural traditions. A selection of 30 photographs from Sill's book and information panels will be on display in the exhibit.

Contact: Pamela Dods
garden@smith.edu
413-585-2742

 

Culinary Tools: New Photographs by Nikki Gardner

Artist: Nikki Gardner
Start Date: March 1, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
Location Name: Provisions
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 12-6pm
Address: 30 Crafts Avenue
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.artandlemons.com

Recent photographs by Nikki Gardner will be on display at Provisions in Northampton. The exhibit showcases a photographic collection of culinary tools that evoke history and memory. "The women in my family collected antiques. Their kitchen shelves displayed dulled metal flour and sugar tins and misshapen biscuit cutters, worn out from daily use. Antique stoves and pie safes held pastries shaped by hand. I loved hearing their stories recanted in the kitchen over coffee and pie."

Contact: Nikki Gardner
nikki@artandlemons.com
413-268-7370

 

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

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Kiln Partners

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 1, 2015
End Date: June 28, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, May 2, 5-7pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Kiln Partners: Two kilns, two teams of potters. Gallery One: Mark Shapiro of Stonepool Pottery, Worthington, MA. Firing Partners are Maya Machin, Michael McCarthy, & Steve Theberge. Gallery Two: Sam Taylor of Dogbar Pottery, Westhampton, MA. Firing Partners are Tom White, & Hayne Bayless.

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

 

The Purple Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 1, 2015
End Date: April 27, 2015
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Hours: Sun-Thur 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-7, closed Tue
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.ShelburneArtsCoop.com

A group show featuring work in shades of purple by our 50 member artists - paintings, fiber art, jewelry, photography, wood, pottery and more.

Contact: 413-625-9324

 

Garden Reveries

Artists: Rebecca Clark, Kerry Stone, Gabriel Dark, Ashfield Stone, Bob Compton
Start Date: February 28, 2015
End Date: April 25, 2015
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Paintings by Kerry Stone, Pastels by Rebecca Clark, Objects for the garden by Ashfield Stone, Gabriel Dark Stonework, Bob Compton Metalsmith.

Contact: Donna Gates
413-625-9833

 

Southwick Exhibits/Events

Parks, Gardens and Flowers

Artist: Richard Nowak
Start Date: April 1, 2015
End Date: April 30, 2015
Location Name: The Gallery at Southwick Public Library
Hours: Mon-Tue 10am-8pm, Wed 1-8pm, Thur-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-1pm
Address: 95 Feeding Hills Road
City/Town: Southwick
Website: www.richardnowakfineart.drupalgardens.com

The exhibition displays my oil paintings of local park and garden scenes from the Westfield area, including scenes from Stanley Park, Amelia Park and Grandmother's Garden. My oil paintings especially of flowers are known for the highly textures finish which I achieve through brushwork and painting knives which gives the painting a "3D" look and you feel like you can walk into a painting.

Contact: Richard Nowak
nowakfineart@gmail.com

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood

Start Date: April 25, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, April 25, 6pm
Location Name: Springfield Armory
Hours: Wed-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: One Armory Square, Suite 2
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nps.gov/spar

From the prop houses of the film industry, Springfield Armory NHS will showcase firearms used in blockbuster Hollywood movies. A onetime opportunity to experience these remarkable movie props. The exhibit features such specialties as two rubber prop copies of Colt 1847 Walker Revolvers, which were used by Clint Eastwood for stunts in the cult classic "Outlaw Josey Wales" and a Savage Arms company 1907 pistol fired by Jude Law in the gangster movie "Road to Perdition."

Contact: Joanne Gangi-Wellman
Joannem_Gangi@nps.gov
413-348-4810

 

Competitive Landscapes

Artist: Sally Curcio
Start Date: April 3, 2015
End Date: June 13, 2015
Location Name: Bing Arts Center
Hours: Sat 11am-2pm & during evening events
Address: 716 Sumner Avenue
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.bingartscenter.org

An exhibition of oil paintings and drawings by Northampton artist Sally Curcio. The series of work is based on a variety of sports fields, courts, and martial arts surfaces.

Contact: sallycurcio@gmail.com

 

Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 10, 2015
End Date: April 25, 2015
Location Name: Artist Square Group Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11-5pm, Sat by appt
Address: Tower Square, 1500 Main Street, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/Artist-Square-Group-Gallery/187930684552174

Artists Square Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of new works for Women's History Month. Artists include: Gina Beavers, Jackie Griswold, Dolores Howard, Natalia Munoz, Priya Nadkarni, Denise Mari Stewart, Barbara Stroup.

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

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

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

Artists: Nina Rossi, Carolyn Bessette, Candace Bradbury-Carlin , Phyllis Labanowski, Jane Beatrice Wegscheider, Laura Iveson , Allen Fowler, Beryl Salinger Schmitt, Jane R. Cohen, Jose L. Santos, Barbara Milot
Start Date: April 4, 2015
End Date: May 27, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, May 16, 6:30-8:30pm
Location Name: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: Sat-Sun 10am-4pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.turnersfallsriverculture.org

Trash to Treasure... From maple sugar tubing to Tyvek... to old bottles... to car parts... Such things can be turned into art! As part of the River's Song Project, The Great Falls Discovery Center will host an art exhibition of work created from trash collected in the Connecticut River Watershed. Work selected for the exhibit integrates trash into a range of media including sculpture, painting, and textile art. There will be an artists' reception during the River's Song Celebration, Saturday, May 16.

Contact: Suzanne LoManto
riverculture@gmail.com
413-835-1390

 

Promenade of Shoes

Artist: Belinda Lyons Zucker
Start Date: April 1, 2015
End Date: May 2, 2015
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

Carefully sculpted and detailed shoes enshrined in miniature dioramas by Zucker are tributes to well known shoe icons such as Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz) and Elphaba (Wicked) and other well known characters. Additional sculptures celebrate the symbolic aspects of footwear as more than just the perfect accessory. Companion shoe paintings and cards by Nina Rossi complement Zucker's show.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Amherst Art Walk

Sponsoring Group Name: Amherst Dog Wash
Submission Due Date: May 5
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstartwalk.com

The Amherst Art Walk is a free event held in downtown Amherst on the first Thursday of each month from 5-8pm. It is an opportunity for local artists to display and sell their work for the members of the community. The art will be displayed in our shop, the Amherst Dog Wash, for the reminder of the month after the Art Walk date to be enjoyed by our customers. We love pet-related artwork, but all are welcome. Please contact us for more information.

Contact: Ben Levy
amherstdogwash@gmail.com
413-253-9274

 

Peep This: Art in Springfield Storefronts

Sponsoring Group Name: Springfield Central Cultural District
Submission Due Date: April 30
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfielddowntown.com/cultural-district/artists-springfield/

The Springfield Central Cultural District is offering you the opportunity to showcase your work in exciting and unique exhibition sites: vacant storefronts! This project is designed to reactivate vacant store windows by filling them with artwork and art installations in order to brighten the downtown area, increase foot traffic, and showcase local artists. We seek proposals from visual artists to submit existing works, or proposals for temporary installations to fill empty storefronts.

Contact: Katy Moonan
katy.moonan@springfielddowntown.com
413-588-2013

 

Deerfield Valley Art Association Spring Members Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Submission Due Date: May 27
Submission Fees: $15
City/Town: Bernardston
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.com

"Agriculture : the Heartbeat of the Valley". May 30 - June 13, 10am to 2pm daily at the 1739 Bernardston Unitarian Meetinghouse. A Multi-Media Art Exhibit Celebrating Working Farms of the Pioneer Valley. DVAA Members and Local Artists may submit art works on May 27. We will be accepting three works per artist in any medium no larger than 24" X 36." See our website for labeling and registration forms.

Contact: Annette Mackin
413-330-0807

 

Public Scuplture at the Old Courthouse

Sponsoring Group Name: Hampshire Council of Governments
Submission Due Date: May 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.hampshirecog.org/content/current-rfpssolicitations

Accepting proposals from Hampshire County artists for the permanent placement of a work of sculpture on the Old Courthouse site, 99 Main Street, Northampton. The Council is seeking an innovative, thought provoking sculpture. The sculpture must be of durable material and fabrication. Request for Proposals, a sketch of the area, and images of the grounds are on the Council's website.

Contact: Lydia B. King
413-584-1300

 

Piecework

Sponsoring Group Name: Sister Sister Books
Submission Due Date: April 30
Submission Fees: Free
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: sistersisterbooks.tumblr.com/piecework

Sister Sister Books is accepting submissions for an anthology of remnant and scrap-based poetry to be released in conjunction with Piecework, a multi-media exhibition of painting, textile, and performance collage at Mill Arts Project (MAP) at Eastworks. Guest editor Halie Theoharides, managing editor of jubilat magazine, will review submissions through April 30. The chapbook release party is Saturday, May 21, 6-8pm at MAP.

Contact: Halie Theoharides
h.theoharides@gmail.com

 

Artisans of WMass Fall Craft Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Artisans of WMass, Inc.
Submission Due Date: August 1
Submission Fees: $40 outside; $50 inside
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.artisansofwmass.com

The Artisans of WMass is now accepting applications for our Fall Craft Show to take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 10 am to 5 pm at the Yankee Candle Co. Healthworks Building in South Deerfield. We are seeking a variety of artists and fine crafters in every genre. This will be a juried show. It will be an indoor/outdoor show and will take place rain or shine. Limited electricity will be available on a first come, first served basis. App. online at: www.artisansofwmass.com.

Contact: Jan Bajgier
jbajgier@comcast.net
413-665-4797

 

Looking for artists and craftspeople to join a new arts collective

Sponsoring Group Name: Brick & Mortar
Submission Due Date: end of April
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Franklin County

Brick & Mortar will be located in Franklin County in a high traffic downtown location, studio/store/gallery. We are interested in makers who will be able to produce work on location and work in the studio/store 4 or more days a month, including some weekends and some holidays. We are not looking for jewelers or painters at this time. We are collecting information and will begin interviews toward the end of April and plan to open in mid-May. Interested individuals should email us.

Contact: brickandmortarstudio@yahoo.com

 

3rd Annual Birthday Bash

Sponsoring Group Name: Gemini's Pampered Greyhounds
Submission Due Date: April 27
Submission Fees: $35 and raffle donation (valued $10 or greater)
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.facebook.com/GeminisPamperedGreyhounds

Artist and vendors for 2- and 4-legged welcome to exhibit at greyhound dog adoption non-profit annual fundraising event. This is a free, family and large dog friendly event. It will be held on Saturday, May 2, 11am-3pm, at the beautiful Summit View Pavillion off Rt. 5 in Holyoke. The fee listed is tax deductible! Come support our Valley-based 501(c)3 that finds forever homes for "greyt" dogs!

Contact: Lisa Packard
geminispamperedgreyhounds@gmail.com
413-626-9879

 

Cultural Chaos Makers Market

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts+
Submission Due Date: April 28
Submission Fees: free to apply
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.culturalchaos.org

Join Cultural Chaos, a street festival with a twist as part of the Makers' Market.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org

 

Seeking Cool Cats

Sponsoring Group Name: Nina's Nook
Submission Due Date: June 6
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

Seeking Cool Cats for a special feline feature at Nina's Nook, June-July 2015! Fantastical, floppy, funny, frumpy, foolish, just let the fur fly for this show of fine art and craft. Also seeking practical cat items such as treats, toys, collars, etc. Interested consignors please contact Nina Rossi.

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

 

1st Open Juried 3D Art Object Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: June 3
Submission Fees: $25 per entry until May 20, then $30 per entry
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends.htm

Five Categories and Media: Sculpture - Traditional/Single Media; Sculpture - Contemporary/Mixed Media; Artisan/Craft - Jewelry/Metals/Glass; Artisan/Craft - Furniture/Wood/Fabrics; Artisan/Craft - Ceramics/Gourds. Multiple Entries per Category Allowed. All 3D Art Objects must be original and made by the artist/artisan. Download Prospectus/Entry form on website. More info on website.

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

 

GCA Bazaar/Market

Sponsoring Group Name: Gateway City Arts
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com

GCA has opened a weekly bazaar/market place where artists, artisans, and other vendors can sell their wares. Tables are available for $20/day / booth space for $40/day (vendors must provide their own booth). Long term arrangements are available for a discount. Electricity and basic lighting is provided. Free Wi-Fi also available. The bazaar is open every Thursday from 11am-7pm. During this time the Holyoke Hummus Company also serves lunch and dinner.

Contact: Vitek Kruta
vitekjp@gmail.com
413-539-0385

 

Historic Northampton: Contemporary Art Proposal

Sponsoring Group Name: Historic Northampton, in collaboration with The Northampton Center for the Arts and A.P.E.
Submission Due Date: May 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historic-northampton.org

Artists are invited to submit a proposal to show work drawing on or inspired by selected objects from the museum's permanent collection. This successful program is entering its second year, marking Historic Northampton as a destination for art and history lovers alike. The museum is also part of Northampton's monthly Arts Night Out. Submissions for solo and group shows/installations will be considered for October 2015 through June 2016. See website for more information.

Contact: Stan Sherer
stansherer@historic-northampton.org

 

Makers Market at The Green River Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: The Green River Festival
Submission Due Date: May 1
Submission Fees: $225 or $375 (depending on booth location)
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.greenriverfestival.com

A call for vendors for the 2015 Green River Festival, happening July 11-12. Juried, handmade only. No imports or commercial vendors. This is the festival's 29th year. We expect 10,000 attendees over the weekend. Last year's festival sold out in advance. The vendor application is available here: http://tiny.cc/z7c1ux

Contact: Tiffany Hilton
makersmarket@signaturesounds.com
413-341-3317

 

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.

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

 

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

Create your own piece of art from a gourd

Date & Time: 9:30am-4pm, daily
Fee: $65 for the day
Class Location: Carefree Gourd Gallery
Address: 75 Simpson Circle
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.facebook.com/carefreegourdgallery

Come for the day and create your own piece of art from a hardshelled gourd. Bring a sack lunch, a set of angled assorted brushes, wear old clothes. Cost for the day includes the gourd, paints and all embellishments to complete your project. Morning coffee, juiced and goodies provided.

Contact: Ceil Rossi
Tocarefree2@hotmail.com
413-207-1247

 

Stained Glass 101 Workshop

Date & Time: 12-4pm, May 30
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #510
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher 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 materials and supplies are included in the tuition. Other dates for the same class: June 14, 12-4pm & July 18, 12-4pm.

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: 10.30am-4pm, Saturday, May 23
Fee: $170 including materials
Organization: Cottage Street Arts School
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #415
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 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 and attentive attention from the teacher. See website for more info.

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

 

Nuno Watercolor Dress with Judith Dios

Date & Time: May 3-6, 9am-4:30pm
Fee: $415 plus materials
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 84 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/product/nuno-watercolour-dress-with-judith-dios/

Create a one-of-a-kind seamless dress featuring 3-dimensional surface designs! Use lustrous fibers, fabrics and hand spun silk to form rosettes, blossoms, abstract ruffles, "corkscrew" fringe and rivers of silken shimmer. In addition, instruction in the creation of pattern templates, including pattern grading (expanding the pattern to allow for shrinkage during felting), use of resists and the much-loved "No Roll" method is included.

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

 

Wood Inlay

Date & Time: July 30 - August 2
Fee: $475 Days Only, $700 Overnight Inclusive
Class Location: Snow Farm New England Craft Program
Address: 5 Clary Street
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: www.snowfarm.org

Instructed by local Fine Furniture Maker, Sharon C. Mehrman. Create with wood! Wood inlay is the process of cutting out shapes in wood veneer, creating a recess in a wood background, and gluing the veneer into the recess. Learn to inlay lines and geometric designs with stringing, and to make complex designs with sheet veneer. Explore wood colors and exotic grain patterns with a huge variety of veneers available. All are welcome, no experience necessary.

Contact: info@snowfarm-art.org
413-268-3101

 

Box Making

Date & Time: June 7-13
Fee: $595 Days Only, $780 Overnight Inclusive
Class Location: Snow Farm New England Craft Program
Address: 5 Clary Street
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: www.snowfarm.org

Instructed by local Fine Furniture Maker, Sharon C. Mehrman. Whether you're a seasoned woodworker or a beginner, there's a lot to discover while making a box. Experienced students can hone skills, challenge creativity, and learn techniques that apply to many other woodworking projects. Beginners will learn to use the table saw, jointer, chop saw, and router for the first time, build wood shop confidence, and complete a project. All are welcome, no experience necessary!

Contact: info@snowfarm-art.org
413-268-3101

 

Ken Kewley: Inventing Still Life: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Collage, and Sculpture

Date & Time: July 10-12, 8:30am-4:30pm
Fee: $850
Class Location: Blueway Art Alliance
Address: 30 North Maple Street, #3
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.bluewayartalliance.com

Taking our inspiration from Braque, who turned away from the model to get closer to reality, we will look but we will not copy. No more boring still lifes of castoff objects sitting on a shelf. No more trying to breathe life into dead objects. Creating our own still lifes with corrugated cardboard we are going to see how many ways we can take them apart and reassemble them in the search for the most exciting composition.

Contact: Kathleen Jacobs
info@bluewayartalliance.com
413-570-5333

 

Stuart Shils: A Figurative Painting And Drawing Master Workshop

Date & Time: June 1, Lecture 6:30-8:00pm; June 2-4, Class 8:30am-4:30pm
Fee: $950
Class Location: Blueway Art Alliance
Address: 30 North Maple Street, #3
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.bluewayartalliance.com

This studio class with Stuart Shils offers an orchestrated setting in which to engage with pictorial concerns ranging far beyond literal, naturalistic description and certainly not dwelling on "how to" paint the figure. Our primary objectives here will be learning how to see and frame the relationship between what is 'out there' in the room, our perception of it, and what appears on our working surface. The three days will not be a conservative or "atelier" approach to figuration.

Contact: Kathleen Jacobs
info@bluewayartalliance.com
413-570-5333

 

Acrylic Landscape Painting

Date & Time: 10am-12pm, May 5 - June 9; OR Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, May 7 - June 11
Fee: $295, materials fee $20 or bring your own supplies (list provided at registration)
Organization: Lynne Adams Art
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.lynneadamsart.com

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

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

 

Art for a Change

Date & Time: April 22, 6:30-9:30pm
Fee: FREE
Class Location: The Art Garden
Address: 14 Depot Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.org

Workshop for activists who want to be more creative, for artists who want their creativity engaged, and for community members who want to be a part of it all. Participants bring projects they care about, although bringing one is not required. Find out what other activists and artists are doing. Work on your project in the company of others who also care about local and global issues. No idea is too small or too large. Donations support the program. April theme: Funding your ideas.

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

 

Color Theory: A Travelogue in Color - Landscapes

Date & Time: 2-5pm, M-W & F, July 7 - August 12
Fee: $1400 (Art supplies additional, depending on medium)
Organization: Mount Holyoke Professional and Graduate Education (PAGE)
Class Location: Mount Holyoke College
Address: 50 College Street
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: www.mtholyoke.edu/go/page-courselisting

Landscape painters new or advanced to drawing/painting are welcome to join the course. Each artist moves freely to develop his/her own inner personal expression, through the formal placement of point, line, plane and sets of planes that become spatially related, manipulated on paper through the colors that create volume. Artists will rely upon the ability of color to move space through the volume that color creates through the mixing of colors for exact temperature ranges.

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

 

Currents in Contemporary Art

Date & Time: July 7 - August 12
Fee: $$1400
Organization: Mount Holyoke Professional and Graduate Education (PAGE)
Class Location: Mount Holyoke College
Address: 50 College Street
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: www.mtholyoke.edu/go/page-courselisting

Imagine the world of contemporary art as an ocean, with separate currents that intersect and converge to change directions in dynamic ways. We will view the historical contexts for art currents and analyze the artistic, discursive, and economic practices that have constituted contemporary art since 1980. The course covers Port-au-Spain, Trinidad and Nsukka, Nigeria; Marfa, Texas and Moscow, Russia; Sao Paulo, Brazil and Shanghai, China; Sharjah, UAE and New Delhi, India.

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

 

Spring/Summer Printmaking Workshops

Fee: varies
Class Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com/workshops

Come learn a new printmaking technique or explore an old favorite! Our workshopsare small (8 people max) and are taught by excellent teachers in a state-of-the-art print studio. Monotype, Linocut, Woodcut, Etching, Photo and more!

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

 

Drawing on Nature: Art in the Woods

Date & Time: 10am-2pm, Sundays, May 3 - June 7
Fee: $250
Organization: Biocitizen
Class Location: starts at Sheldon Field
Address: Old Ferry Road
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.biocitizen.org

A class fully devoted to nurturing biophilia and the skills of transporting nature's beauty to the sketchbook with pencils and paints--that includes hikes and plein aire activities tracking and capturing Nonotuck's emergences through high Spring. This 6-week art class for ages 9-12 is designed to immerse children in nature while they learn fundamental art skills.

Contact: Robbie Heidinger
info@biocitizen.org
413-695-7994

 

Oil Painting Skills for Adults

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-8pm, April 22 - May 13
Fee: $125
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

Recommended For: Intermediate Oil Painters, i.e. have some experience with the medium. Bring your paints and brushes to this class and bring home some added skills to your portfolio! Through demonstration and instruction, Roc will teach how to bring a beautiful design and light to your paintings. Learn from one of the best around!

Contact: Judy Weaver Gonyeau
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Watercolor for Beginners

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, April 21 - May 12
Fee: $110
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

Susan Harris gives beginners a wonderful overview of watercolor techniques and color exploration as you create a beautiful painting.

Contact: Judy Weaver Gonyeau
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Classical Painting Techniques

Date & Time: Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm, April 24 - May 29
Fee: $385
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Students are guided through a series of painting exercises designed to build their perception of tonal values, color temperature, and aerial perspective, the essential ingredients of strong realistic painting since the Renaissance. Information on color mixing, organizing the palette, the care, maintenance, and function of the various brushes and materials used. Class sizes are limited to ensure quality individualized instruction. All levels are welcome.

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

 

Introduction to the Art of Drawing: Part II

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 9:30am-12pm, April 22 - May 27
Fee: $325
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

This workshop continues the basic form building foundational skills covered in Part I, with an even more in depth deciphering of the mark and the language of drawing. Artists will explore new approaches to the concept of drawing through those still essential elements: space, scale, surface, materials, mark making, and composition. Through a series of organized exercises using both traditional and non traditional tools and surfaces, participants will discover more creative possibilities.

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

 

Intermediate / Advanced Wheel

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8:15pm, May 7 - June 25
Fee: $300 including materials
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.tiffanyhilton.com/classes/

Take your skills to the next level with more advanced demonstrations to help you improve your skills, make a set of bowls or plates, try a teapot, lidded jar or another project you have been dreaming about.

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

 

Creating on the Potter's Wheel: Beginner and Beyond

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 9am-11:15am, May 5 - June 23
Fee: $300 including materials
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
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 or six students.

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

 

Realism and Abstraction

Date & Time: Saturday, May 2, 11am-3pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 92-114 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com

This special workshop focuses on the connections and contrasts between painting realistically and taking an abstract approach to observed subjects. Team-taught by myself and realist artist, Paul Leveille, we will teach the group hands-on techniques for drawing and painting in each art form. Note that this workshop is scheduled on a Saturday.

Contact: Dean Nimmer
deannimmer@gmail.com

 

Beginning Drawing with Paula Gottlieb

Date & Time: April 26, 1-5pm
Fee: $85
Class Location: Deerfield Arts Bank
Address: 3 Sugarloaf Street
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.deerfieldartsbank.com/classes/adults-mar-apr-2015/

For beginners and those who would like to refresh their drawing skills. We will work with principles of proportion, negative space and light/dark values. You will learn how to look at objects and spaces in order to draw illusions of three dimensions on paper. Feel at ease to take this class even if you know nothing about drawing. The instructor requests that participants please refrain from wearing perfumed and highly scented products. See our web site for required materials.

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

 

Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones

Date & Time: Tuesday evenings, 5:30-9pm (each evening is a separate class), Starts April 21 (last class June 2)
Fee: $65 per evening (includes all materials)
Organization: Mosaics by Christine Kenneally
Class Location: Smashing Good Times Studio
Address: 72 Spring Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.christinekenneallyart.com

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

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

 

Applied Arts

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 9am-12pm, ongoing
Fee: 12 hour pass: $132 + $24 materials fee; 36 hour pass: $360 + $72 materials fee; 60 hour pass: $540 + $120 materials fee
Class Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 2 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com/#!appliedarts/cmzg

This class is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of techniques and materials used in decorative and fine arts as well as architectural/interior design. Some of these techniques include faux finishing, trompe-l'oil, goldleafing, stenciling, moldmaking and more. Students design their own projects and are guided individually, while also learning from each other. For interested students, career development and mentoring is available. Class is taught by Vitek Kruta.

Contact: Vitek Kruta
vitekjp@gmail.com
413-539-0385

 

Women Creating Day into Night: a retreat led by Dale Schwarz

Date & Time: April 25, 9am-9pm & April 26, 9am-1pm
Fee: $155-$180 Sliding scale for Saturday (includes most materials); $80 additional for Sunday
Class Location: Leverett Crafts and Arts
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.tocreate.org

If you long to express your creativity through art/writing, but have trouble making time for it in your life, you are not alone. Come explore and re-connect with your creative passion. This is an opportunity to be with a community of like-spirited women while nourishing and rejuvenating yourself. Previous art experience isn't needed. Just bring your willingness to explore. I provide materials, guidance, support and coaching. Come and create to your heart's content! Call to register.

Contact: 413-665-4880

 

Figure Drawing Fridays

Date & Time: 6-9pm, Friday nights (ongoing)
Fee: $12-15 (less if more than 6 people show)
Class Location: artist's studio (follow the signs)
Address: 71 Bradford Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/figuredrawingfridays/timeline

Figure drawing open studio in Northampton. We provide the model, some easels, music and occasionally 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. RSVP requested as space is limited.

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

Monthly Watercolor Classes

Date & Time: 9-5:30; 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 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

 

Crowdfunding

New Book and Upcoming Multi-Media Exhibition for Easthampton Photographer

Goal: $2000
End Date: May 22, 2015
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: kck.st/1xWOzIh

Easthampton photographer, James Gehrt, launches a crowd sourced campaign to produce and distribute his new publication, "The Weight of Air." With this project Gehrt has decided to use the local press, Bridgeport National Bindery in Agawam. In an effort to secure enough orders for a bulk run of printing, Gehrt has set up a Kickstarter campaign for placing advance orders. The production of this book will directly support his upcoming multimedia exhibition at UMASS, Amherst's Hampden Gallery, in the fall of 2016.

Contact: James Gehrt
413-695-5221
jamesgehrt@gmail.com

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