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This Week's Newsletter: September 18, 2018

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
September 18, 2018
Issue #524

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Featured Listings:

Call to artists: The Burnett Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: The Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library
Submission Due Date: October 16
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.joneslibrary.org/205/Application-to-Exhibit

The Burnett Gallery monthly exhibits display the work of community artists and crafts people, who exhibit a variety of media, styles, and viewpoints, and levels of artistic experience. Burnett Gallery openings are a stop on Amherst's First Thursdays Arts Night Plus. Individuals or groups from Amherst and the surrounding towns may submit an application online or print and complete an application to be mailed to the library. Both application methods can be found on the Jones Library website.

Contact: Elisa Campbell
elisa.campbell@umass.edu

 

Brainard Carey: Author of "The Art World Demystified"

Date: Friday, September 21, 6-7pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMas
City/Town: Amherst
Website: ww.fineartscenter.com/hampden

In his books, Brainard Carey provides guidance on such issues as talking to curators, navigating suitable promotion, and maintaining motivation. In his writings, Carey enables and encourages artists to not only navigate the mysteries of the artist's career, but also to create their own mythologies by presenting their work in a way that generates interest, questions, and an invitation to the inner circle. The talk will be followed by Q&A. Park in lot 33 on University Drive for the event.

Contact: laprade@umass.edu
413-545-0680

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Agawam Library Exhibits

Start Date: September 1, 2018
End Date: September 30, 2018
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org

Featured on the gallery walls is Ludlow artist, Linda Lastoff. Pulchritudinous Pastels presents Linda's talent with pastel and watercolor painting. Mrs. Geraldine Schilling-Nordal, retired art teacher from Agawam High School is displaying a photography exhibit in the Johnson Showcase at the entrance of the of the library. Playful Pooches, a photo exhibit from Jolene Mercadante is on display in the double-glass cases on the way to the Children's Room.

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

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

XTCA Symposium & Parade

Date: Saturday, September 22, 10am-5pm
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: Fine Arts Center, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: bit.ly/2LyAK3W

The museum will present a full-day event, XTCA Symposium, followed by XTCA Parade. The goal of this programming is to engage the “town and gown” together by generating a robust public dialogue about the value of art and culture in building community. The Symposium will feature keynote speaker Jennifer Delos Reyes, as well as artists and architects from the exhibit. The Parade, organized by Elizabeth Pangburn, Co-Artistic Director of TheatreTruck, will include performances by members of Double Edge Theatre.

 

Art Forum at Gallery A3

Date: September 20, 7:30pm
Location Name: Gallery A3
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Visual Artist Rosalyn Driscoll will be the guest speaker. As an artist who works in sculpture, installation, collages, and photographs, Driscoll will delve into the topic of Body, Nature, and Matter--An encounter with natural forces and the human will. She will talk about her own work and lead a discussion based on her concepts and how they resonate with Rebecca Muller's work displayed in the gallery.

Contact: a3.gallerya3@gmail.com

 

Brainard Carey: Author of "The Art World Demystified"

Date: Friday, September 21, 6-7pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMas
City/Town: Amherst
Website: ww.fineartscenter.com/hampden

In his books, Brainard Carey provides guidance on such issues as talking to curators, navigating suitable promotion, and maintaining motivation. In his writings, Carey enables and encourages artists to not only navigate the mysteries of the artist's career, but also to create their own mythologies by presenting their work in a way that generates interest, questions, and an invitation to the inner circle. The talk will be followed by Q&A. Park in lot 33 on University Drive for the event.

Contact: laprade@umass.edu
413-545-0680

 

Environments

Artist: Mary Witt
Start Date: September 6, 2018
End Date: October 31, 2018
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstma.gov/1212/Public-Art-Commission

Environments are created spontaneously & intuitively by Mary Witt, an artist of abstract acrylic paintings. Mary enjoys making paintings that become mysterious places to dive into. Being a member of Oxbow Gallery in Northampton, Mary likes working with shapes, textures, & color. Using mostly palette knives to spread paint on her canvases, she layers various colors & thicknesses to bring texture & depth to the work.

Contact: Mary Witt
mewitt@gmail.com
413-575-5135

 

The Heart & The Harrows

Artists: Natalie Kassirer, Sue Kassirer
Start Date: September 6, 2018
End Date: September 28, 2018
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: bit.ly/kassirershow

Mother and daughter Sue and Natalie show their work together for the first time. They work in disparate mediums: Sue a sculptor in clay and Natalie a pen and ink artist with a background in illustration, but they share a common thread in the representation of emotion through earth-based imagery. The Heart and The Harrows speaks to both the passion and the pain involved in the creation of their art -- these emotions either drive the message a piece seeks to convey, or feature as the subject of the work itself.

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

 

I keep finding myself in the place I am.

Artist: Rebecca Muller
Start Date: September 6, 2018
End Date: September 29, 2018
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Rebecca Muller exhibits a series of mixed media installations that combine enlarged iPhone photographs, printed in large format on canvas and suspended among arrangements of metal and stone debris. Muller explores the reality that everything changes, and permanency is an illusion. They embody a sense of the ephemeral and are located at the intersection of geometric and organic form.

Contact: Rebecca Muller
rebmuller@comcast.net
413-427-0689

 

Ice to Water

Artist: Holly S. Murray
Start Date: September 16, 2018
End Date: October 11, 2018
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

In this body of work, Murray paints the vast and mysterious polar ice forms that are turning to salt water. Holly S. Murray grew up amidst the wild beauty of rural New England. She is a graduate of Syracuse University, with a B.F.A. in painting and printmaking. She holds a M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts, where she studied ceramics and photography.

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

 

Meteors are space eggs

Artist: Jenn Houle
Start Date: September 16, 2018
End Date: October 11, 2018
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Is the earth a seeded planet? Did a meteor or some other interplanetary body hit one inhabited world and travel across the cosmos carrying its bacteria, then impact the earth leaving microscopic 'life forms' to seed our planet? A theory that Jenn Houle contemplates from time to time when looking at nature as it plays out against the ever-expanding known universe.

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

 

We Grow Accustomed to the Dark

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 5, 2018
End Date: September 23, 2018
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: 125-A Herter Hall, UMass
City/Town: Amherst

An exhibition which investigates the role of identity in the current political climate by probing the connection between poetry and visual art. 11 visual artists and 4 poets come together as part of the 6th Annual Amherst Poetry Festival and use a variety of approaches to address the complexities of identity politics, class, gender, education, and industrialization. The gallery will host a poetry reading on September 21st, 5-6:30pm, to celebrate this noteworthy collaboration with the Amherst Poetry Festival.

Contact: polson@umass.edu

 

An Intersection of Pottery and Architecture

Artist: Andrew Quient
Start Date: September 2, 2018
End Date: September 30, 2018
Location Name: Burnett Gallery at Jones Library
Hours: Mon 1-5pm, Tues 9am-9pm, Wed 9am-5pm, Thur 9am-9pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-4:30pm
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst

An exhibit of pottery and architectural drawings by Andrew Quient. Quient is an artist with a dual background in ceramics and architecture. His work intertwines the two fields. In both his pottery and his drawings he believes in the importance of honoring and working from historic precedent. The work in this exhibit is a fabric that weaves together themes of pottery and architecture, history and new ideas. The artist invites the viewer to see and appreciate the connecting threads.

Contact: andyquient@gmail.com
631-972-8508

 

Inspired by Tradition: Calligraphic Art by Peggy H. Davis

Artist: Peggy H. Davis
Start Date: August 2, 2018
End Date: October 29, 2018
Location Name: Jewish Community of Amherst
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.jcamherst.org

Drawing inspiration from traditional Jewish texts, Peggy Davis gives each work an individual style and impact. The Jewish folk art of papercutting, collage, watercolor and other media are used in this collection of originals and prints. In conjunction with the Amherst Art Walk on Thursday, October 4, Davis will show a pop-up display of her original birth announcement and wedding, bar and bat mitzvah invitation designs.

 

Cross Town Contemporary Art (XTCA)

Start Date: July 1, 2018
End Date: November 1, 2018
Reception Date: September 21, 5-7pm
Location Name: outdoors from UMass Fine Arts Center to Kendrick Park
Address: North Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: bit.ly/2LyAK3W

An outdoor public art exhibition that seeks to reveal our interconnectedness as citizens and to highlight the gateway district between downtown Amherst and the University of Massachusetts. The exhibition features work by 13 nationally recognized artists, local artists, and members of the academic community. The goal of this project is to generate a robust public dialogue about the value of art and culture in building community. A full-day public symposium and exhibition route parade planned for Sept 22.

 

Cummington Exhibits/Events

The ArtSalon goes to Cummington

Date: Friday, September 21, 6-8:30pm
Location Name: Project Art
Address: 54 Main Street
City/Town: Cummington
Website: www.theartsalon.com

Presenters: Lyn Horton, Peggy Klineman, Alexandra Jelleberg, Mara Superior, Cynthia Atwood. A dynamic social evening of engaging presentations by established and emerging artists in the Pioneer Valley. The ArtSalon provides an opportunity for artists and designers of all mediums to present their work and ideas in a format called Pecha Kucha of 20 slides x 20 seconds each. $5-10 sliding scale admission.

Contact: Scout Cuomo
valleyartsalon@gmail.com

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

2 Behold 2

Artists: Kate Childs, Laura Radwell
Start Date: September 8, 2018
End Date: October 7, 2018
Location Name: #LOCAL
Hours: Thur-Fri 12-8pm, Sat 12-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/localgalleryeasthampton

Abstract landscape works by two artists with two different visions, conjured from within as they contemplate the world without. Kate's work communicates peace and calm; a sense of quietude. Laura's work contains movement, hints of changing conditions, and surprising elements. Her surroundings are more ambiguous and weathered than Kate's more romantic, dreamlike locales. Both paint with oil on canvas and bring to life inner visions that grace the canvas in breathtaking and unique ways.

 

Portraits on Felt

Artist: Katherine McClelland
Start Date: September 8, 2018
End Date: October 12, 2018
Location Name: Wedge Works Art and Home
Address: 26 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton

 

The Grand Bazaar at the Elusie Gallery

Start Date: September 8, 2018
End Date: October 6, 2018
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BigRedFrame.com

Putting the East in Easthampton: unique exhibit featuring Tibetan thangkas; Indian cushions and quilts sewn; Buddhist and Hindu statuary; Nepali Jewelry; Handwoven Silk Scarves and Stoles; Hindu Batiks and more. Curated by Elisa Mishory, long time lover, collector and merchant of fine arts and crafts from the Indian Sub-continent. A portion of the proceeds will go to Women on Wings, a not-for-profit organization whose mission it is to create one million jobs for rural women in India.

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

 

The Art of Terry Faivre

Artist: Terry Faivre
Start Date: September 1, 2018
End Date: September 23, 2018
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

An exhibit of paintings and fabric creations done over the last 35 years. Terry's serious and fanciful visions, along with her artistic talent, combine to make works that are both charming and beautiful. Each piece speaks of her love of life.

Contact: Adele Dowell
adele.dowell@gmail.com
413-203-5688

 

YOU'RE SURROUNDED!

Artist: Luke J. Cavagnac
Start Date: August 11, 2018
End Date: November 9, 2018
Location Name: The Invisible Fountain
Hours: Mon- Fri, and sometimes on the weekend
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street Suite #206
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: invisiblefountain.com

The newest showing of paintings by Luke J. Cavagnac. Some art you just cannot escape. The Invisible Fountain is where Cavagnac paints and displays his "Art". Hundreds and hundreds of different paintings on display everyday.

Contact: 413-896-8073

 

Teapots in Monotype: Zooming In, Zooming Out

Artist: Doris Madsen
Start Date: July 19, 2018
End Date: October 15, 2018
Location Name: Small Oven Bakery
Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-3pm, Sun 8am-3pm
Address: 36 Union Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.dorismadsen.com

Doris Madsen is showing monotypes, one-of-a-kind prints. She has drawn inspiration from teapot shapes in random arrangements and from various vantage points. Making prints ranging in size, the work depicts form, space and line from minuscule to large, from close up and far away.

Contact: Doris Madsen
doriswmadsen@gmail.com
413-210-2885

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Ronald Greenberg

Artist: Ronald Greenberg
Start Date: September 9, 2018
End Date: September 30, 2018
Location Name: Hawks & Reed
Address: 289 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: hawksandreed.ticketfly.com/event/1753822-photography-ronald-greenberg-greenfield/

Ronald Greenberg loves the outdoors and his focus is on landscape and cityscape photography. His extensive travel both domestic and international has given him some great locales for pursuing his art. This exhibit will focus on Ireland, Italy and the US. His full portfolio can be seen on rongreenbergphotography.com.

Contact: marketing@hawksandreed.com
413-774-0150

 

Visions of Love

Artist: Cameron Schmitz
Start Date: August 1, 2018
End Date: September 21, 2018
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Fri 12-8 pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: bit.ly/CameronSchmitzGG

Bernardston artist Cameron Schmitz believes in pushing herself out of her comfort zone. Trained as a representational landscape and portrait painter, Schmitz has lately been putting aside the impulse to plan and overly control her work, preferring to let intuition take over.

Contact: 413-772-9334

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Detour

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 22, 2018
End Date: October 28, 2018
Reception Date: September 22, 6-8:30pm
Location Name: Race Street Gallery
Hours: Sat-Sun 1-4pm
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke

Featuring 20+ artists from around the Region.

 

Uncommon Merits & Awards

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 6, 2018
End Date: October 24, 2018
Location Name: Taber Art Gallery, Holyoke Community College
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-6pm
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: thetaberartgallery.blogspot.com

We all know it is standard to win prizes for anything from best in show to a commendation for valor on the battlefield. But what about the many non-traditional milestones that may go unrecognized? In this exhibition, 18 New England artists have created work in both 2D and 3D applications, inventing ways to give recognition for activities and behaviors that may have heretofore gone unnoticed.

Contact: 413-552-2614

 

Picture Planes, Featherweights and Statuary

Artist: Gabriel Phipps
Start Date: September 8, 2018
End Date: September 29, 2018
Location Name: Readywipe Gallery
Hours: Sat-Sun 2-5pm or by appt
Address: 532 Main Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: readywipegallery.com

Gabriel Phipps is a Boston-born artist, curator and art educator. He received his BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art in 1997 and his MFA in painting from Boston University in 2000. For the past eight years he was represented by the Howard Scott Gallery, in New York City. He has shown recently at the John Davis Gallery, the Painting Center and looks forward to exhibiting in his new home, Western Massachusetts. Among his honors is a Josef and Anni Albers Foundation residency.

Contact: Susannah Auferoth
susannah@readywipegallery.com

 

Indian Orchard Exhibits/Events

Anxious Attachments

Artist: Jessica Poser
Start Date: September 8, 2018
End Date: September 29, 2018
Location Name: Dane Gallery at Indian Orchard Mills
Address: 34-40 Front Street
City/Town: Indian Orchard
Website: jessica-poser.squarespace.com

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Annual Gallery Exhibit and Open Studio

Artist: Susan Valentine
Start Date: September 3, 2018
End Date: September 29, 2018
Location Name: Barnes Gallery at Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Tue & Thur-Fri 1-6pm, Sat 1-5pm, Sun by appt
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: susanvalentine.art

This year's exhibit will include oil paintings from the current series, "Losing Her Marbles" as well as new floral works, landscapes from pond series, "Keeping Our Heads Above Water" and still lifes from the "Teetering" series.

Contact: Susan Valentine
s.valentine.art@gmail.com
413-547-1172

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

DOES MY VOICE COUNT?

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 7pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

In 1965, the Voting Rights Act was enacted marking the beginning of the end of voter suppression and disenfranchisement of blacks and people of color in the US. Jim Lemkin, a volunteer photographer for SNCC, traveled the rural roads of Tylertown, Mississippi with a group of northern college students getting the word out that voter suppression was now illegal. Join us for a slide show & discussion.

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

 

Pioneer Valley Weavers Exhibit

Artists: Pioneer Valley Weavers Guild
Start Date: October 1, 2018
End Date: October 31, 2018
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: pioneervalleyweavers.org

Handwoven items include scarves, shawls, jackets, table linens, rugs, and jewelry. Some items are for sale. The Guild has met in Northampton for more than 40 years and includes over 50 weavers with varying levels of experience and expertise. Enter the hospital's Main Entrance, proceed to the end of the wide hall, then continue to the right of the staircase.

Contact: Kate Jenkins
kate@thejenkins.org
413-348-7503

 

Northampton Print and Book Fair

Date: Sunday, September 30, 12-6pm
Location Name: A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: northamptonprintandbookfair.com

Free and open to the public, the Northampton Print and Book Fair will bring over thirty artists, publishers, and collectives to downtown Northampton for a one-day event. Saturday, September 29, 6:30pm, the Departure Reading Series will host a pre-fair "drive-in" style poetry reading at Pulaski Park. The curators of the Departure Reading Series will also be exhibitors at the fair, presenting the work of poets who have read in the series.

Contact: Esther S White
estherswhite@gmail.com
617-230-1297

 

Foliage, Fruits, and Flowers in Watercolor

Artist: Ruthie Oland-Stuckey
Start Date: September 2, 2018
End Date: September 30, 2018
Location Name: Hampshire Regional YMCA
Hours: Mon-Fri 5:30am-9:30pm
Address: 286 Prospect Street
City/Town: Northampton

Haydenville artist and Keller Williams realtor, Ruthie Oland-Stuckey, developed her painting style with inspiration from Japanese watercolor masters. She mixes cool and warm colors to create dynamic flow of color, and focuses on a balance of movement and stillness with her subjects.

Contact: Ruthie Oland-Stuckey
ruthiejoy@gmail.com
413-923-2344

 

Communication Breakdown

Artist: Brantner DeAtley
Start Date: September 6, 2018
End Date: September 28, 2018
Location Name: Oresman Gallery at Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
Address: 20 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.brantnerdeatley.com

Recent Oil Paintings.

Contact: Brantner DeAtley
brantnerdeatley@gmail.com
413-222-3442

 

Autumn's Bounty

Artist: Valerie Bassett
Start Date: September 1, 2018
End Date: September 30, 2018
Location Name: Rockridge Retirement Community
Address: Coles Meadow Road
City/Town: Northampton

Valerie paints a variety of subject matter including still life and landscapes. Her work reflects a personal style as well as aspects of Realism and Impressionism.

 

Frankie Dack & Olwen Dowling: Landscape Paintings

Artists: Frankie Dack, Olwen Dowling
Start Date: September 4, 2018
End Date: September 30, 2018
Reception Date: Saturday, September 22, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-9pm, Tue & Thur 1-5pm, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

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

 

The Many Faces of Womanhood in East Asia

Start Date: August 17, 2018
End Date: December 9, 2018
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Hours: Tue-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-4pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: smith.edu

This selection of historical and contemporary works of art from the Smith College Museum of Art's collection probes into the multifaceted and ever-changing definition of womanhood in an East Asian context: How do women contribute to economic and social production? What are the roles of women in a household, including but not limited to those such as wife and mother? How does education affect women's development and shape their identities? What are the reveries, aspirations, and ambitions of women?

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

 

Under the Volcano

Artists: William Hosie, Christin Couture
Start Date: September 7, 2018
End Date: September 29, 2018
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

For Couture and Hosie the volcano remains a powerful form, both symbolic and actual, which they as visual artists have been exploring through 2D and 3D mediums and observing through a 24-hour web camera over the past several years. In their collaboration, selected images of the volcano, along with other related works, are merged whole or in part with sculptural elements and symbolic passages of color into a fully considered environment that expands upon their previous work in Mexico City.

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

 

Creatures from the Cigar Closet

Artist: Jessica Tam
Start Date: September 6, 2018
End Date: September 30, 2018
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

Includes artwork inspired by Tam's collaboration with the Connecticut River Valley Poets Theater.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Uneasy Sleep

Artist: Peter Schlessinger
Start Date: September 6, 2018
End Date: September 30, 2018
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

This group of images in particular allows some of the darker side of feeling and meaning to seep into consciousness. Often more provocative than pleasant, they invite sustained curiosity, and reward a sustained encounter. Peter Schlessinger is a former photographic curator, teacher, and gallery director whose interest in psychology grew out of a fascination with the mystery of images that seem to emerge unmediated from the unconscious.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

See and Rejoice

Artist: Ruth G. Rinard
Start Date: September 1, 2018
End Date: October 31, 2018
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

In dark and lonely times, our eyes often take us beyond our skin. We are able to see more deeply, sometimes with mystery and awe, and even a special joy. As you look may you see and rejoice. Rinard uses pastels to reveal what the special things she sees in lines, edges, values, color and shapes as she moves between a visual and emotional response to the world.

Contact: Ruth G.Rinard
rinards@rinard.net
413-256-8619

 

The World of Realism

Artist: Robert Wordsworth
Start Date: September 1, 2018
End Date: September 30, 2018
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

Wordsworth's paintings are traditional reflections of the world he loves--classic cars, ships, old barns, the ocean, mountains and fields. His background as a technical illustrator and as an art director for an art products manufacturer gave him a love for detail that is shown in his art work. He loves New England and that is where he finds most of his inspiration. His concentration is in oils and acrylics.

Contact: Robert Wordsworth
ruwords@charter.net
413-323-8166

 

Architectural Drawings

Artist: Andrew Quient
Start Date: September 1, 2018
End Date: December 31, 2018
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Atwood Center
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive, 2nd floor Waiting Area
City/Town: Northampton

While a potter all his professional life, Quient has a background in architecture, and is applying his training to creating a series of drawings of notable buildings in rural New England. Quient's purpose is two-fold: to honor and document these buildings, and to do so through the traditional skill of architectural hand drawing, at risk of becoming a lost art.

Contact: Andrew Quient
andyquient@gmail.com
631-972-8508

 

Marilyn Cavallari

Artist: Marilyn Cavallari
Start Date: August 10, 2018
End Date: October 31, 2018
Location Name: CLICK
Address: 9 1/2 Market Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.clickworkspace.org/events/ano-aug-2018

Simplistic is the word I would use to describe my style of art. My simplicity is extreme. In a brief moment you can see the entire image without any distractions. It is direct and profound while being very minimal. I use true colors that are bright and happy, yet when everyone views my paintings their comments are often that my work is very calming. In my landscapes the grass, the trees and the light source are the perfection of a Spring Day. www.marilyncavallari.com

 

Noho Skies

Artist: Dominique Thiebaut
Start Date: July 10, 2018
End Date: September 30, 2018
Location Name: Village on Main
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Fri, 10am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 213 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.instagram.com/modiniquet

Photos of Northampton skies.

Contact: dominique.t@gmail.com

 

To trace for to carry

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 4, 2018
End Date: January 31, 2019
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Hours: Tue-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-4pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: smith.edu

These works consider how the body acts as a vessel for memories, languages, and ghosts that link past, present, and future. The United States occupies a paradoxical place in their work. The U.S. government, military, and police appear as the cause of persistent violence and oppression and yet the country also promises to provide a site for refuge and relief. As contemporary artists seek to address the worlds in which they live, their art raises questions about whose bodies and stories matter.

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

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

STEAM-Y ART & SCIENCE

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 20, 2018
End Date: November 11, 2018
Reception Date: September 23, 1:30-3:30pm
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Hours: Fri-Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

Art inspired by and incorporating the sciences with related educational STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities including vintage quack science objects, demos. Presentation on Steampunk by Barry Deitz on Sept 27 at 7pm, and a workshop Nov 11, 10-2pm by K. Johnson on Embroidered Rusty Fabric. See website for details.

Contact: Marge
margedvaa@comcast.com
860-287-7400

 

Orange Exhibits/Events

20th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival

Date: September 29 & 30, 10am-5pm
Location Name: Forster's Farm
Address: 60 Chestnut Hill Road
City/Town: Orange
Website: garlicandarts.org

This family friendly destination is bursting with exceptional art, local farm products, fabulous food, endless entertainment, and inspiration for a hopeful future. Held on a historic farm amid fall foliage, the festival attracts thousands from throughout New England.

 

Palmer Exhibits/Events

The American Landscape

Artist: Beverly Phaneuf
Start Date: September 7, 2018
End Date: September 30, 2018
Location Name: Palmer Public Library
Address: 1455 N Main Street
City/Town: Palmer

The show includes works in pastel and in oil highlighting the iconic beauty in location across the country. Scenes from eleven states, as well as several National Parks are included. Phaneuf began painting following retirement from a career in public education. She prefers to work on location and has travelled across the United States and in Europe to paint. Whether done "plein air" or in the studio, she enjoys the challenge of capturing the features unique to each landscape.

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Art for the Bridge of Flowers: Silent Auction & Gala

Date: Sunday, September 30, 3-5pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

Art for the Bridge of Flowers flower-themed Gala with music by Einstein's Little Homunculus. Silent Auction to benefit the Bridge is ongoing at the Gallery with the winning bid announced at the Gala.

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

 

Double Vision

Artists: Rosanne Helden, Sally Kealy
Start Date: September 1, 2018
End Date: October 15, 2018
Location Name: McCusker's Market and Dining Room
Hours: 7am-8pm
Address: 3 State Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls

An exhibit displaying the work of two local artists whose paintings express their unique and individual approach to the world around them.

Contact: Rosanne Helden
rkhelden@gmail.com
516-967-4456

 

Inspired by Nature

Artist: Candace Silver
Start Date: August 29, 2018
End Date: October 1, 2018
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

Candace Silver's stunning color photographs range from realistic images that capture fleeting moments in startling detail to abstractions in light, pattern and hue. The natural world provides endless inspiration and reflects this artists's unending awe at her surroundings.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
sac01370@gmail.com
413 625-9324

 

Works on Paper

Artist: E. Joseph McCarthy
Start Date: August 31, 2018
End Date: October 28, 2018
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

Joe has made the exciting discovery that he can take his oil paints from canvas to paper. All these pieces are oil paintings, created on large sheets of rag paper. They are quite wonderful: luminous yellows, oranges, reds, and balanced with cool blues, greens and purples, all edged in softness. The vertical structures of his earlier "Cityscape" series have been boiled down to their essential elements as they float in a sea of warm colors and movement.

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

 

Stream of Consciousness: Paintings by Petula Bloomfield

Artist: Petula Bloomfield
Start Date: August 31, 2018
End Date: October 28, 2018
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

Bloomfield's Stream of Consciousness transports you to a world where intuition is in the driver's seat. Dream-like spaces invite the viewer along on the artist's inner journey. Little is provided by Bloomfield in the way of explaining her boldly patterned and brightly colored world. She wants to favor the opinion of the viewer. Bloomfield is "more intrigued to know how a viewer might see the painting rather than to offer any statement of intent. My hope is that you enjoy what you see."

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Insight That Accrues

Artist: Fafnir Adamites
Start Date: September 4, 2018
End Date: September 29, 2018
Reception Date: Wednesday, September 19, 11:30am-1pm
Location Name: Amy H. Carberry Fine Art Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 12:30-4:30pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Address: Springfield Technical Community College
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.stcc.edu/campus-life/amyhcarberrygallery

New sculptural works in plaster and paper and featuring a 25' long weaving made from recycled t-shirts. Meet and Greet: Wednesday, Sept 19 11:30am-1pm.

Contact: Fafnir Adamites
fafnir.adamites@gmail.com

 

Collages & Legacies

Artists: Frank Frazier, Dindga McCannon
Start Date: September 7, 2018
End Date: October 19, 2018
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 11am-3pm
Address: Tower Square, 2nd Floor, 1500 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.art4thesoul.org

Contact: artforthesoulgallery@gmail.com
413-301-6314

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

PaperJam

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 2, 2018
End Date: September 29, 2018
Location Name: Great Falls Discovery Center
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.facebook.com/explodedviewMA

Dozens of regional artists have contributed to this art exhibit curated by Exploded View, and have interpreted the theme of Paper in diverse ways: political, personal, historical, material, among others. Includes "On a Roll: The Story of Paper in Turners Falls": Discovery Center interpreters Janel Nockleby and Sheila Damkoehler have put together an exciting historical display and gathered related artifacts on the history of paper making in Turners Falls. Full calendar of events: turnersfallsriverculture.org

Contact: explodedviewma@gmail.com

 

Ixchelailee Art

Artist: Diana Pedrosa
Start Date: August 16, 2018
End Date: October 6, 2018
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: Thur-Sat 12-5pm
Address: 125 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls

Diana is a multi media artist who goes by the alias ixchelailee or ixchel. She combines past photography education and passion for image transfer with her tactile inclinations towards fibers and patterns. The show is part of PaperJam, a month of exhibits, workshops, presentations and performances on the theme of Paper that will be taking place at venues in Turners Falls this September.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Painting with Paper

Artist: Laura Stein
Start Date: September 5, 2018
End Date: October 19, 2018
Location Name: Arno Maris Gallery, Ely Campus Center
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 11am-3pm
Address: Westfield State University
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfield.ma.edu/marisgallery

"I draw with paper, using lines from different sources," Stein explained about her work. "Usually, I make a pencil drawing first. I fit together bits of printed diagrams, map lines, or repurposed drawings to create a work of lines that come together as a whole drawing." Artist's talk: October 2, 11:30am.

Contact: Troy Watkins
twatkins@westfield.ma.edu
413-572-5523

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Pelham Cultural Council 2019 Grants

Sponsoring Group Name: Pelham Cultural Council
Submission Due Date: October 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Pelham
Website: www.mass-culture.org/pelham

The Pelham Cultural Council invites proposals from organizations, schools, and individuals for 2019 grants supporting arts, humanities, and science programs benefiting the residents of Pelham and Pelham School students and families. Proposals are due before close-of-business on Monday, October 15, via the online application portal accessible via www.mass-culture.org.

Contact: Nora Maroulis
nora@wunderarts.com

 

Art At PumpkinFest 2018

Sponsoring Group Name: ArtWorks Westfield
Submission Due Date: October 6
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.facebook.com/groups/ArtWorksWestfield

ArtWorks Westfield is hosting an art show in downtown Westfield on Oct 13 as part of Westfield PumpkinFest 2018. We can host up to twenty artists to show and sell their work. Display space 10' x 10'. Artists provide their own tent, tables, chairs, display vehicles. Event occurs rain or shine. Display fee is $20; non-refundable; no commissions; all mediums accepted. Email two images of your work for consideration. Event hours: 12-6pm. Show space located adjacent to Blended Vintage Marketplace.

Contact: Cheryl Crowe
cheryl.crowe@comcast.net
413-335-6976

 

Milltown Artisan Fair

Sponsoring Group Name: Milltown Artisan Fair
Submission Due Date: September 23
Submission Fees: no fee to apply
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/milltownartisanfair

The first Milltown Artisan Fair will bring a select group of 20 artisans, makers and artists together on November 11 at Eastworks. The fair is juried by members of the local arts community to create a marketplace featuring high-quality, original handmade goods and art. We are not accepting applications from vendors of manufactured goods nor sellers of vintage goods, although artisans who repurpose vintage materials in their work are welcome to apply. Details on our Facebook page.

Contact: Marjory Zaik
milltownartisanfair@gmail.com
718-344-8905

 

Easthampton Cultural Council 2019 Grants

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton Cultural Council (ECC)
Submission Due Date: October 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.mass-culture.org/easthampton

All submissions are free and must be made electronically through the Mass Cultural Council website. The application, full guidelines, previously funded projects, and application submission portal can be found on the website. Do you have an idea for a project in the arts and/or interpretive sciences that has a public component? Are you able to manifest your proposal in Easthampton with a modest grant from ECC? The ECC has received $9,500 from the Mass Cultural Council to grant for 2019.

Contact: Rachel Phillips
eculturalcouncil@gmail.com

 

Winter Night Light Artisan Fair

Sponsoring Group Name: Belchertown Cultural Council
Submission Due Date: October 5
Submission Fees: $25 for 10' space
City/Town: Belchertown
Website: docs.google.com/forms/d/1ELk_Sk7acSCw3-C7bnUA-tBlcHTbDTK5mzslqRv1fdo/edit?ts=5b951d5a

Planned for Small Business Saturday, this event is happening in conjunction with an outdoor festival on the Belchertown Common, so high attendance is expected. Only applicants of hand-crafted items will be accepted into this juried event; preference will be given to artisans and craftspeople located in Belchertown. Deadline for applications and payment is Friday, October 5. Artisans will be informed of acceptances after deadline. Spaces are $25 for 10' (Vendors to provide tables).

 

Wicked Good Art!

Sponsoring Group Name: Scantic River Artisans
Submission Due Date: October 3, 9am-3pm; and October 4, 9am-3pm & 6-8pm
Submission Fees: $25 for one, $35 for three
City/Town: Hampden
Website: www.scanticriverartisans.org

The Scantic River Artisans, a group of artists and fine craftsman, is holding its second annual juried art show October 13-14. This year will feature jurors Sylvia Pyzocha and Jorge Costa. The reception will be held October 13, 12-2pm, we will be featuring refreshments, an art auction, and demonstrations. Entry forms may be obtained on our website. Art will be on display at our permanent gallery for the eight weeks fallowing the show.

Contact: Nan Hurlburt
nanhurlburt50@gmail.com
413-205-7985

 

Artists/Crafters/Vendors wanted for Annual Holiday Bazaar

Sponsoring Group Name: South Congregational Church
Submission Due Date: November 2
Submission Fees: 8' table $15
City/Town: Springfield

Artists/Crafters/Vendors Wanted for the Annual Holiday Bazaar at South Congregational Church, 45 Maple Street, Springfield. Sunday, November 11th, 9am-2pm. 8 foot table - set-up at 8AM - $15.

Contact: janicehills110@gmail.com
413-207-1060

 

Amherst Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals

Sponsoring Group Name: The Amherst Cultural Council
Submission Due Date: October 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.mass-culture.org

The Amherst Cultural Council has set an October 15 deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at www.mass-culture.org. There will be a public information meeting in the Amherst Room at the Jones Library on Tuesday, September 11, at 4:30pm.

Contact: Georgia Barnhill
curatorgbb@yahoo.com
413-835-0870

 

Warm Up The Night 2018

Sponsoring Group Name: Family Outreach of Amherst
Submission Due Date: October 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: chd.org/child-adolescent-and-family-services/educational-developmental-support-services/family-outreach-amherst/family-outreach-events/warm-up-the-night-2018/

On 10/17/18, Family Outreach of Amherst, a human services agency that works with struggling low-income families, will hold our annual fundraising event Warm Up The Night. WUTN is a culinary extravaganza made up of restaurants, breweries, and local chefs. FOA is recruiting artists and crafters to participate by displaying a carved and/or painted pumpkin or gourd at the event. The art pieces, along with brochures and business cards, will be displayed throughout the tent and grounds. Apply online!

Contact: Nik Krauchi
nkrauchi@chd.org
413-548-1272

 

Plein Air Easthampton

Sponsoring Group Name: Wedge Works Art and Home
Submission Due Date: October 11
Submission Fees: $20 registration fee
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: wedgeworksart.com

All works will be undertaken on assigned and registered 16 x 20 canvases that will be available for artists to use within the city of Easthampton to capture those unique "observable truths" that can only arrive by painting in the open air. Canvases will be assigned at the gallery beginning September 1, until all thirty have been registered. Finished works must be delivered to the gallery for hanging between October 3-11. More info on website. Exhibit: Oct 13 - Nov 7.

Contact: Matt Johnson
matt@evaldart.com

 

Winter's Work

Sponsoring Group Name: APE Gallery
Submission Due Date: October 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton

We are looking for Young and Emerging artists and markers to participate in the third annual Winter's Work sale. The APE Gallery will host the event from 10-4 on Saturday, December 8. Please submit a short bio/letter of intent and some sample pieces (photos, website, etc) to eli.liebman@gmail.com by Monday, October 1. Applicants will be selected at the latest by November 1. There is no cost to apply, but an approximately $40 table fee will be required of participants.

Contact: Eli Liebman
eli.liebman@gmail.com

 

Small Works Gallery at Gateway City Arts

Sponsoring Group Name: Gateway City Arts
Submission Due Date: October 1
Submission Fees: $10
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: goo.gl/forms/fGeUOOD8oyFr9qW13

Small Works Gallery is a hallway of GCA that will be used for displaying small sized works of art from artists all over the Valley (such as drawings, paintings, prints, photography, small sculptures, wall reliefs, mixed media, craft objects). Grand opening of the gallery will be a special Holiday Group Show, with one piece of art from individual artists who apply. Works must be no bigger than 12x12 inches. Details about this specific show are in the application (website link above).

 

Celebrate Fiber Arts Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: Monson Arts Council
Submission Due Date: September 30
Submission Fees: $15 for one piece, $25 for two pieces, $35 for three pieces
City/Town: Monson
Website: www.MonsonArtsCouncil.org

Enter work in any fiber media: Quilts, Tapestry and Weaving PLUS Basketry, Beading, Braided Rugs, Crochet, Cross-Stitch, Embroidery, Felted Art, Handcrafted Fiber Dolls and Animals, Knitting, Macrame, Needlepoint, Punch Needle, Rug Hooking/Making. All who enter are eligible to be exhibited. PRIZES TOTALING $2500: Most Artistically Creative, Most Technically Amazing, Most Inspiring. 1st prize - $300, 2nd prize - $200, 3rd prize - $100. Committee Choice: $150. People's Choice: $50.

Contact: Tara Hengeveld
artshows@MonsonArtsCouncil.org

 

9th Open Juried Photography Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: February 2
Submission Fees: $25 per entry by January 19th, $30 after
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org/about/friends/#NinthPhotoShow

Multiple Entries per category allowed. Fee applies to each entry. Categories: Creative, Nature, Photojournalism, Pictorial. 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. Download Prospectus/Entry form on website. Show dates: February 4 - March 1, 2019.

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

 

Mill 180 Park

Sponsoring Group Name: Mill 180 Park
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.mill180park.com

Mill 180 Park is a beautiful indoor hydroponic park and community space. We have space for both 2 & 3-D work. Shows change out 2nd Thursdays monthly. Both solo & group shows welcome! Currently lining up shows for the next year.

Contact: Susanna White
art@Susannawhite.com
413-977-1538

 

Caught In A Fantasy

Sponsoring Group Name: Cider House Media / #LOCAL - a Gallery with a Twist
Submission Due Date: September 30
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton

All media is eligible for consideration: all visual arts, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and video. We are open to seeing other mediums as well. We will be looking for images that express or show elements of fantasy/fantasy world - whimsy, other worlds, make-believe, dreamlands, imagination. Email 1-4 images with title, dimensions, medium. If you have a short description of the piece(s) please include (not mandatory). Show dates: November 10 - December 2.

Contact: Elizabeth Appelquist
elizabeth@ciderhouse.media

 

The Burnett Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: The Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library
Submission Due Date: October 16
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.joneslibrary.org/205/Application-to-Exhibit

The Burnett Gallery monthly exhibits display the work of community artists and crafts people, who exhibit a variety of media, styles, and viewpoints, and levels of artistic experience. Burnett Gallery openings are a stop on Amherst's First Thursdays Arts Night Plus. Individuals or groups from Amherst and the surrounding towns may submit an application online or print and complete an application to be mailed to the library. Both application methods can be found on the Jones Library website.

Contact: Elisa Campbell
elisa.campbell@umass.edu

 

10th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: October 13-27
Submission Fees: $25 per entry by October 13th, $30 after
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

Multiple Entries per Category Allowed of original art only. Fee applies to each entry. Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media (pencil drawing, charcoals, pen and inks, block prints, collage, encaustics, fiber art). Download Prospectus/Entry form on website. Show Dates: October 29 - November 30, 2018.

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

 

Classes & Workshops

Fall Arts and Humanities Internship Fair

Date & Time: Thursday, October 11, 11am-2:30pm
Fee: free
Location: Fine Arts Center Atrium
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.facebook.com/events/2014108395504758

Are you an artist, cultural organization, or creative business interested in having a student intern for the fall or spring? The fair will be an opportunity for you to meet prospective interns in our arts (studio arts, art history, history, theatre, music & dance), humanities, and arts management programs. Internship postings for the fair need to be submitted by Thursday, October 4 - space is limited so early application is highly recommended.

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 7, 9:30am-3pm
Fee: $155 includes all materials
Location: Amanda Barrow, Arts Studio
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #415
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net/monotype-print-workshops

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

 

Cycle Sampler Wheel Throwing Class for All Levels

Date & Time: Friday, 6-8pm, September 21
Fee: $40 per class
Location: CyclePottery
Address: 42 Maple Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.cyclepottery.net/workshops

Want to try your hands at the Potter's Wheel but not ready to commit to a class? Try a one-time Cycle Sampler Class and from there you can decide if you want to take a class or come back for more Cycle Samplers every other Friday! W/ studio owner Kathryn Kothe Roszko.

Contact: Kathryn Kothe Roszko
cyclepottery01062@gmail.com
413-219-9594

 

Beginning Watercolor at HCC with Melissa

Date & Time: Mondays, 6:15-9:15pm, Oct 15 - Dec 3
Fee: $184
Location: Holyoke Community College
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: hcc.3dcartstores.com/Beginning-Watercolor-Painting_p_14743.html

Watercolor painting with no fear. Embracing the chaos is important when learning watercolor. We will start with very loose paintings and then expand into watercolor sketches. By the end of the session, we'll tighten your sketches into a finished work. We will cover landscapes, still-life, and human figures. All levels welcome but it will be geared to beginners. No class November 12.

 

Intermediate / Advanced Wheel Throwing

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8:30pm, Oct 11 - Dec 6 (No Class Nov 22)
Fee: $350 / 8 weeks / includes all materials and firing fees
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: tiffanyhilton.com/classes

Take your skills to the next level with more advanced demonstrations to help you gain confidence, make sets, try a teapot, and improve handles and lids. Small class size allows each student to work on their specific goals and projects. We will also take some time to try new surface design techniques and mix a glaze together in class!

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

 

Landscape painting/drawing workshop

Date & Time: Sunday, October 7, 4-7pm (rain date: October 8)
Fee: free
Class Location: Valley View Studio and Gallery
Address: 44 Amherst Road
City/Town: Pelham
Website: www.lornaritz.com

Artist and teacher Lorna Ritz, MFA, will be offering instruction, demonstration and support to artists depicting the Pelham landscape as the individual artist perceives it. She is an experienced teacher and instructor at all levels of artistic expression from beginners to professionals, across cultures. Attendees' works will be exhibited at Valley View Studio + Gallery during Pelham 275 festivities the following weekend.

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

 

Friday Art Wind Down

Date & Time: Fridays, 2:30-5:30pm, September 7 - December 14
Fee: $10 per hour minimum
Organization: Art & Soul
Class Location: The Nest Space
Address: 11 Center Street, 2nd floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.artandsoulwm.org

It's Friday afternoon. Unwind from your week. Take refuge. Seek. Explore. Play. I'll provide an idea or two each week as possible creative prompts but you are welcome to enjoy a wide variety of materials at your leisure. You do not have to be "artistic" or "creative" in any way.

Contact: Susannah Crolius
artandsoul.wm@gmail.com
413-348-2385

 

Fall Session at Westfield Creative Arts

Date & Time: starts September 4
Fee: varies
Class Location: Westfield Creative Arts
Address: 105 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfieldcreativearts.com

In addition to our quilting, intermediate acrylics, watercolor, writing and photography classes, we have expanded our adult curriculum to include Autumn Gourd Design, Traditional Quilling, Fundamentals of Sewing, Knitting and Crochet, a Beginner Acrylics class, and more! We also offer several classes for young artists, including Drawing and Watercolor and new this fall, Crocheting a Balayage scarf! For more information, including material lists and pricing please see website or call.

Contact: 413-579-5967

 

The Bone and Seed Tribe: Explorations in Healing/Art

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 10am-12:30pm, September 4 - November 20
Fee: $20-40 per session
Organization: Art & Soul
Class Location: The Nest Space
Address: 11 Center Street, 2nd floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.artandsoulwm.org

"Healing" is a broad term, at once personal and urgently communal. Each week will invite reflection/ writing/art making/ritual on a different aspect of healing: its definitions and vocabulary, its forms and practices, both sacred and secular, from around the world. Our inspirations for creative response will be wide: podcasts, film and video clips, poetry, sacred texts, music, silence, rituals small and big, news stories, and whatever else blows in.

Contact: Susannah Crolius
artandsoul.wm@gmail.com
413-348-2385

 

Open Sew with Big Top Quilts

Date & Time: Friday, September 28, 5-9pm
Fee: $10
Class Location: Big Top Quilts
Address: 62 Briggs Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: bigtopquilts.com

At Open Sew, you can work on any kind of sewing project you like! What should I bring to the event? Bring your machine, your basic sewing supplies and your project of choice! The studio provides irons, ironing boards, design wall space and assorted snacks.

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

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Holyoke: studio space at Paper City Studios

Location name: Paper City Studios
Date(s) available: now
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke

Not live in, work space only. On the 2nd floor, but not accessible by wheel chair, unfortunately. Utility sink and bathroom close by. Next to Gateway City Arts.

Contact: Virginia Sandman
art_01@virginiasandman.com
617-863-7088

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