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

 

This Week's Newsletter: June 30, 2015

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
June 30, 2015
Issue #356

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Featured Listings:

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

 

Plein Air Landscape Drawing And Painting with Kathleen Jacobs

Date & Time: Fri-Sun, 9am-2pm, 3 Sessions: August 14-16
Fee: $620
Class Location: Blueway Art Alliance
Address: 30 North Maple Street, #3
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.bluewayartalliance.com

Simple hikes will take class members to the river banks, meadows and countryside within Florence and Northampton. Initially, there will be an emphasis on drawing the form and structure of the landscape, seeking a certain grace and order from nature. There will be an added emphasis on finding visual unity when composing a sketch that will eventually become a painting. Students of all levels are welcome, open to all painters using oil, watercolor, acrylic or gouache.

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

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Spread The Rumer

Artist: Jolene Mercadante
Start Date: July 1, 2015
End Date: July 31, 2015
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org

The photography of Jolene Mercadante, Assistant Director at the Agawam Public Library. Whether through writing, speaking, and now photography exhibits; Jolene hopes she can impact the way people think and reveal the breed that was once the "All American Dog"! Jolene's work will be featured on the Gallery walls, as well as the display case on the lower level. For more information, please visit @mylifeinpits on Instagram.

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

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

The Art and Life of Edward Kwiatkowski

Artist: Edward Kwiatkowski
Start Date: June 4, 2015
End Date: July 31, 2015
Reception Date: Thursday, July 2, 5-8pm
Location Name: Circa Now Gallery
Address: 534 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.facebook.com/CircaNowGallery

Born with cerebral palsy, Kwiatkowski picked up his first art utensil with his left foot, and never looked back. He sadly passed away last year, yet his inspirational life lives on through his sketches and paintings.

Contact: EvaFairchild@gmail.com
413-336-4526

 

Gallery A3 Open Juried Show

Artists: Artists from throughout the Valley and beyond
Start Date: July 2, 2015
End Date: August 1, 2015
Reception Date: July 2, 5-8pm
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Gallery A3, a member-based contemporary fine art gallery, will present its second open, juried show. The juror is John R. Stomberg, director of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. Exhibited works will come from artists throughout the Pioneer Valley. Artists Reception: July 11, 5-8pm.

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

 

The Witch's Mark

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 2, 2015
End Date: July 25, 2015
Reception Date: July 2, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hope and Feathers Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Curated by New England based visual-artist Courtney Brooke Hall, the diverse group show represents a visual exploration of the spiritual self through the feminine connection to nature. Exhibiting photographs, paintings, sculptures, and illustrations from both international and American artists, The Witch's Mark seeks to reclaim the female body from the male gaze through powerful and active representations. Artist's reception July 11, 4:30-7pm.

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

 

Gods, Kings, and Lovers: Paintings from Courtly India

Start Date: February 14, 2015
End Date: July 5, 2015
Location Name: Mead Art Museum
Address: Amherst College
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/calendar/events/node/591304

Drawn entirely from the Mead's permanent collection, this exhibition explores the essential role of painting in the lives of India's elites, looking especially at the convergence of human and divine in nine exquisite works created for Muslim and Hindu patrons between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. Free and open to the public.

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

 

The Jewish Chicken Farm Series

Artist: Paula Gottlieb
Start Date: May 7, 2015
End Date: July 31, 2015
Location Name: Hall Gallery, Jewish Community of Amherst
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

From around 1999-2002 Paula Gottlieb created a series of paintings interpreted from old family photos taken in the 1940's and 1950's on her family's New Jersey chicken farm. In the process she has recreated a period of time informed by her memory and intuition. The paintings are documentation and memoir of a thriving community that virtually disappeared by the 1970's.

Contact: Paula Gottlieb
paula@paulagottlieb.com

 

Echoes from the Borscht Belt

Artist: Marisa Scheinfeld
Start Date: April 26, 2015
End Date: October 30, 2015
Location Name: The Yiddish Book Center
Hours: Sun-Fri 10-4
Address: 1021 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/blog/15/03/echoes-from-borscht-belt

Scheinfeld's evocative, large-scale photos capture the dramatic decline of the once-thriving Catskills resort area known as the Borscht Belt, a popular vacation spot for much of the 20th century, especially for Jews from New York. Scheinfeld's images reveal ghostly remnants of the region's glory years as well as powerful evidence of nature's claim on the vacant resorts and their landscapes. The exhibition includes Scheinfeld's personal collection of ephemera from iconic Borscht Belt hotels.

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

 

Deerfield Exhibits/Events

Just Visiting: Chirico Was Here!

Artist: Rob Chirico
Start Date: July 2, 2015
End Date: July 30, 2015
Reception Date: Thursday, July 2, 6-8pm
Location Name: Deerfield Arts Bank
Hours: W, F, Sun 12-6pm, Thur 12-8pm
Address: 3 Sugarloaf Street
City/Town: Deerfield
Website: www.deerfieldartsbank.com

Rob Chirico is a masterly oil painter who focuses intently on landscapes and still lifes. And, for the first time in New England, he will be showing his witty and irreverent drawings, what he calls his "Art Objections." They are all pastiches and parodies of works of art, with a good deal of irony and gender-bending. Events: Thursday, July 9, 6-8pm: "Sip & Swear"; Thursday, July 16, 6-8pm, Reception for artists only; Thursday, July 23, 6-8pm, Getting Published--an Insider's Guide.

Contact: Jane Trigere
jane@deerfieldartsbank.com
413-768-8917

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Art Walk Easthampton: dECAde

Date: Saturday, July 11, 5-8pm
Location Name: various locations
Address: downtown
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.artwalkeasthampton.org

Art Walk Easthampton, a monthly event celebrating the arts in Easthampton. This July we celebrate 10 years of Easthampton City Arts+ and the history of arts becoming a vibrant part of Easthampton's culture.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org

 

Monochrome Mon Amour

Artist: Bill Rowley
Start Date: July 1, 2015
End Date: July 31, 2015
Reception Date: Sunday, July 12, 3:30pm
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Currently, Bill serves as president of the Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists. While he rules out nothing as a photographic subject or approach, most of his recent work has been macro in scale and abstract in style. In this exhibit, titled "Monochrome Mon Amour," Bill returns to an old love, black and white imagery, and treats himself and the viewer to a feast of textures, lines and tones.

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

 

Caught: How we are Imprisoned

Artist: Kathy Anderson
Start Date: June 13, 2015
End Date: July 4, 2015
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com

Kathy Anderson's Miniature Rooms have been inspired by many years of experience in psychiatric crisis intervention and as a psychotherapist working with people who have been imprisoned by their minds (as is each of us), and in many cases, by their bodies. She has worked with clients who have experienced all of the trappings you will see depicted here.

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

 

HAVEN

Artists: Donna Beck, Katie Richardson, Beryl Salinger Schmitt
Start Date: June 12, 2015
End Date: July 7, 2015
Location Name: Nash Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.nashgalleryart.com

Three artists working across diverse mediums, find a commonality at the heart of their work in themes that express concepts of haven, however simple or complex, vulnerable or strong, solitary or communal. This exhibition explores the idea of a HAVEN, and the suggestion that place-making and space-making are rooted in a primal instinct to provide shelter and sanctuary in order to nurture. Made possible with a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Easthampton Cultural Council.

Contact: Beryl Salinger Schmitt
yipsister@comcast.net
413-530-7916

 

Brigita Fuhrmann

Artist: Brigita Fuhrmann
Start Date: June 1, 2015
End Date: June 30, 2015
Location Name: Emily Williston Memorial Library
Hours: Mon 10-8, Tue-Wed 9-8, Thur-Sat 9-1
Address: 9 Park Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ewmlibrary.org

The recent resurgence of interest in our national heritage and the search for family ancestors inspired Brigita to paint a series of portraits in the style of early American itinerant painters. The oil paintings in this exhibition bring into existence people - mainly children - who may have lived more than one hundred years ago in the houses that are still a part of our New England landscape, and in which many of us still live.

Contact: Tamsen Conner
tconner@ewmlibrary.org
413-527-1031

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

PIVOT

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 5, 2015
End Date: July 3, 2015
Location Name: Artspace Community Art Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Members of an ongoing life drawing group meet at Artspace twice a month to draw from life. Using a live model for inspiration, artists work in their chosen art medium to express the essence of the human form. A highlight of this year's member's exhibit is the artwork by Nina Rossi of Turners Falls. Nina deconstructs her drawing into geometric shapes which become abstract renditions of the figure. These renderings are later reconstructed in the creation of her decoratively painted wooden figurines.

Contact: Laura Garrison
laura@artgarrison.com
413-519-0981

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Holyoke League of Arts and Crafts

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 5, 2015
End Date: July 27, 2015
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Hours: Sat-Mon 12-4pm
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke

Paintings and sculpture by members of The Holyoke League of Arts and Crafts (HAL). Organized in 1923 to promote the arts in the community, the Holyoke League of Arts holds monthly meetings to conduct artist demonstrations, critiques, and group art activities. In addition to the member artists' works that will be on display, the exhibit will also include Holyoke's version of the MassBench project.

Contact: Liz Laskey
413-322-5660

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

New Work

Artist: Claudia Sperry
Start Date: July 2, 2015
End Date: July 26, 2015
Reception Date: July 10, 5-8pm
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

In this new work I have returned to nature after a 20 year leave of absence. Breaking away from an abstract vocabulary for rendering the natural world in an imaginative way is an interesting departure for me. I want to see and experience space and light in order to travel in a landscape of my own making. I don't work from life. I work totally from my own memory and inventive fancy.

Contact: Claudia Sperry
claudiasperry@comcast.net
413-695-5523

 

David Rohn

Artist: David Rohn
Start Date: July 2, 2015
End Date: July 26, 2015
Reception Date: July 10, 5-8pm
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

David paints and repaints the same image of a seated nude woman...and also has a still-life series. Recent oil and watercolor paintings based on observation, including one or more series of the same motif showing the artist's development of the theme.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Summer 2015, pt. 1

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 10, 2015
End Date: July 30, 2015
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

William Baczek Fine Arts is proud to present its Summer 2015 exhibit, a group show featuring recent and new works by gallery artists. tanley Bielen, Marc Civitarese, Tim de Christopher, Stephen St. Francis Decky, Jeff Gola, Sean Greene, Gina Kamentsky, Mallory Lake, Anne Lilly, Travis Louie, Susan Mikula, Ali Moshiri, Larry Preston, Scott Prior, John Roy, Carrie Seid, Nanette Vonnegut, Margaret Withers, Eric Wert, Brad Woodfin, Chie Yoshii.

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

 

Free Second Friday at Smith College Museum of Art

Date: July 10, 4-8pm
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Artl
Address: Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/artmuseum

4-6pm: Hands-on art making for all ages, inspired by works on view. This month: Color & Light Create a sun catcher, inspired by SCMA's Morris & Company stained glass window. 6pm Open Eyes: A guided conversation exploring a different work of art each month. Light refreshments 5pm. 11am-8pm Museum Shop open. Photo credit: Lynne Graves.

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

 

Coming Home Again

Artist: Mary Montague
Start Date: July 1, 2015
End Date: July 31, 2015
Reception Date: July 2, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: New Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist paints in charcoal, oils and pastel. Her subjects include local landscapes, the New England coast, animals and renderings of the southwest. She has just returned from a painting trip on the Southwest coast of Ireland. The artist is a member of the Hilltown Plein Air Painters, the Hilltown Artisan's Guild, the Connecticut Pastel Society and the Academic Artist's Association.

Contact: Mary Montague
bridgmont1@comcast.net
413-527-6193

 

New England in Summertime

Artist: Helen Hodges
Start Date: July 1, 2015
End Date: July 31, 2015
Reception Date: July 2, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Locust Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The show includes paintings of local farms, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, still lifes and flowers. Pleinaire on the coast, still lifes in studio at Memorial Hall in Old Deerfield and others; a combination of onsite and photos the artist took and completed in her studio.

Contact: Helen Hodges
woodpecker_hollow@mac.com
413-628-3346

 

The Birds Downtown

Artist: Greg Saulmon
Start Date: July 2, 2015
End Date: July 30, 2015
Reception Date: July 8, 5-7pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org/gallery

What do you see in a city? It depends on how closely you look, and it depends on what you expect to find. Before I began birding in downtown Holyoke I assumed there were no falcons or owls or warblers here. It wasn't a vision of the city that made sense. But, I was wrong. The birds featured in this exhibit were all photographed in the heart of Holyoke's urban core. It's a landscape shaped by industry; a world of canals and factories and tenements.

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

 

Curatorial 365

Artist: Leslie Tane
Start Date: July 2, 2015
End Date: July 30, 2015
Reception Date: July 8, 5-7pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org/gallery

From January 1 through December 31, 2014, Leslie Tane designed one "4x6" postcard every day. The result is "Curatorial 365." After graduate school, Leslie decided to continue her study of curation, exhibit design, and art history with this mediation of making. After reading a relevant essay each day, she selected a phrase from it to design. The intention was two-fold: the reading became a daily practice of learning and the designing sharpened her creative skills.

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

 

Folk Arts and Artifacts From America's Prison Culture

Start Date: July 2, 2015
End Date: July 30, 2015
Reception Date: July 8, 5-7pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org/gallery

Curated by Phyllis Kornfeld, with Janelle Aieta. The creative spirit is unstoppable no matter what the circumstances. Incarcerated men and women triumph over security bans with ingenious resourcefulness - extracting color from shampoo, making paint out of M & Ms, sculpture out of toilet paper. Much of the work on display here is Folk Art: traditional crafts--paper weaving, soap carving, toothpick constructions-handed down not from generation to generation but from cellmate to cellmate.

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

 

Circus Stories

Artist: Gene Cauthen
Start Date: July 3, 2015
End Date: July 26, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, July 10, 5-8pm
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

Exhibition by Gene Cauthen from the years 1995-2014. Linear bronze works cast by the artist himself, drawings, and a number of pieces he calls niches. Gene Cauthen is a sculptor/painter living in north central Massachusetts and has done several bronze commission works in Boston and Cambridge. Since then he has continued to expand moving from the figure.

Contact: 413-586-5553

 

Andrew Magee

Artist: Andrew Magee
Start Date: June 10, 2015
End Date: July 27, 2015
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue & Thur 12-4pm, Wed & Sat 1-6pm, and by appt
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.anchorhouseartists.org

In the Front gallery, Alla prima paintings by Andrew Magee, a self-taught oil painter, channel Rothko-esque color subtleties and edges. Around the corner find other surprising works from gallery artists who are autodidacts, too. Saturday June 27 evening, one of those beautiful summer evenings, a reception with the artist, Andrew Magee, will feature live, original piano Jazz from Doug Abrams and friends, more at the Anchor House Facebook page.

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

Cindy Lutz Kornet

Artist: Cindy Lutz Kornet
Start Date: June 1, 2015
End Date: June 30, 2015
Location Name: River Valley Market
Address: North King Street
City/Town: Northampton

 

Personal Inspiration

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

Paintings and prints, recent and past, that represent the artist's interest in birds, flowers, and scenes that she is familiar with, are included in the exhibit. Using color, form and composition, she tries to convey her response to the image and create artwork in a variety of media. She draws inspiration from what is around her, like the bluebirds nesting and the ladyslippers growing in her yard.

Contact: Valerie McQuillan
vmhavenart@aol.com
413-527-7343

 

Tribute to Frank and Michael Gnatek, Jr

Artists: Frank Gnatek, Mike Gnatek
Start Date: June 1, 2015
End Date: June 30, 2015
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Locust Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

A tribute to Frank and Michael Gnatek, Jr. is an exhibit by two brothers noted for their exceptional works of art. Noted for his drawings, mostly Plein Air, Frank's media includes watercolors, dry point etchings and some oils. Michael, Jr., is nationally recognized for his outstanding historical, American West and wildlife paintings.

Contact: John Gnatek
413-527-0264

 

EXHIBITS

Artists: Betsey Garand, Carolyn Webb, Kathryn Fanelli
Start Date: May 21, 2015
End Date: August 21, 2015
Location Name: Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer Hall, Smith College
Address: 22 Elm Street, next to the Smith College Museum of Art
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/art/exhibitions.php

Betsey Garand is a New Hampshire native who received her BFA in Printmaking from the University of New Hampshire and an MFA in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art of Temple University. Williamsburg artist, Carolyn Webb is a sculptor and printmaker whose works have been exhibited widely in solo and group shows in the US and abroad. Kathryn Fanelli was born in Massachusetts to a traveling carnival family. She holds degrees in art and art education.

Contact: Rebecca Davis
bdavis@smith.edu
413-585-3102

 

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

 

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 Exhibits/Events

Lines, Lines, Lines, Lines, Lines & more Lines

Artist: Glenn Ridler
Start Date: June 20, 2015
End Date: October 18, 2015
Location Name: The Little Big House Gallery
Hours: Sat-Sun 1-4pm, or by appt
Address: 323 Patten Road
City/Town: Shelburne
Website: www.littlebighousegallery.com

For Glenn, the exploration of lines is a continual source of inspiration whether in simple pencil and ink drawings, in three-dimensional manifestations with his Da'Muse wire figures or with his layered sculptures of the last three decades. In the recent works on view, the lines have evolved. The current exhibition will also bring together the artist's other line related works, including his iconic, layered sculptures of a man.

Contact: Christine Baronas
info@littlebighousegallery.com
413-625-6697

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Here, There, and Everywhere

Artist: Edith Bingham
Start Date: July 1, 2015
End Date: July 27, 2015
Reception Date: July 11, 5-7 pm
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op Gallery
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

Massachusetts artist, Edith Bingham works in oil, watercolor, and egg tempera. Her paintings in this show depict people and places where she has lived, worked and traveled, spanning four decades and four continents.

Contact: 413-625-9324

 

The Same Moon: A Table Set for Many Faiths

Artist: Molly Cantor
Start Date: July 3, 2015
End Date: August 30, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, July 18, 6-8pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

An exhibition of ceramic and multi-media work exploring the beauty of faith and spiritual practice.

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

 

WOOD STONE WATER and Plantlife Collaborations

Artist: Karen Dolmanisth
Start Date: July 3, 2015
End Date: August 30, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, July 18, 6-8pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

To speak with Shutesbury artist Karen Dolmanisth is to move between worlds. When she describes her artwork, her words demand the attention of your soul. Her site specific installations require the same attention. One feels that they 'inhabit' the space in which they are built, stone by stone, thread by thread, or from whatever materials are needed for that specific time and place. You, the viewer, are invited to cohabitate, become part of the work. It is an experience in the best sense of the word.

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

 

On My Mind

Artists: local teens
Start Date: June 13, 2015
End Date: July 9, 2015
Location Name: The Art Garden
Hours: Mon-Sat 1-5pm
Address: 4 Depot Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.org

Come find out what local teens are thinking about. As one teen said about the image she made for the poster, "The whole world is on my mind." This is the second art exhibition organized by ARTeens, an out-of-school program at The Art Garden, for local teens. The opening reception marks the end of this year's program and will include work that does not hang on walls (video and performance).

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

 

Southampton Exhibits/Events

The Why Tree

Artist: Maurine Sutter
Start Date: June 5, 2015
End Date: July 31, 2015
Location Name: Black Birch Vineyard
Hours: Fri-Sun 12-6pm
Address: 155 Glendale Road
City/Town: Southampton
Website: www.blackbirchvineyard.com

In The Why Tree, photographer Maurine Sutter manipulates images from Naumkeag, in Stockbridge, using infrared film, hand tinting and cotton rag paper to create her finished prints. She combines techniques from traditional "wet darkroom" methods with contemporary digital methods.

Contact: mary@blackbirchvineyard.com
413-527-0164

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

How We Arrived

Artist: Frank Frazier
Start Date: June 20, 2015
End Date: June 30, 2015
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery, Classical Atrium
Address: 235 State Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.art4thesoul.org

Artist Exhibition Featuring Works of Frank Frazier, Emerging Artist Liana Murphy.

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

 

Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood

Start Date: April 25, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
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

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

ALIENA ANIMALI

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 15, 2015
End Date: July 20, 2015
Location Name: Avenue A Storefront Galleries
Address: 106-112 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.turnersfallsriverculture.org

Strange Beasts, Sci-Fi Figments, Monsters and Bio-Hybrids. Rob Kimmel (painting and sculpture), Bruce Kahn (photography), Sophie Argetsinger (drawing), Gary Smith (illustration), Darrin Martin & Torsten Zenas Burns (video).

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

 

Western Mass in Fine Arts and Photography

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 1, 2015
End Date: June 30, 2015
Location Name: Great Falls Discovery Center
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls

Sixteen Deerfield Valley Art Association Fine Artists and Photographers will exhibit their work in Multi and mixed Media. Each Member has exhibited Award Winning pieces in Solo and Group Juried Events, both nationally and throughout New England. The Center is open 7 days a week and is free and open to the public.

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

 

Cool Cats

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 11, 2015
End Date: July 18, 2015
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: Thur-Sat 12-5pm and by appt
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

Highlighting the work of Montague painter Christine Mero, the show also includes paintings by Donna Estabrook and N. S. Koenings, with sculpture, toys, and other items by Nina Rossi, Peggy Hart, Edite Cunha, Belinda Lyons Zucker and others. The artists honor and celebrate all things feline for this special show.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

The Gilded Age

Start Date: May 1, 2015
End Date: June 30, 2015
Location Name: Westfield Athenaeum
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westath.org

A unique look into the Gilded Age in Westfield. Coined by famous author Mark Twain, The Gilded Age defined the era between the 1870's and the very early 1900's as a time of rapid economic and industrial growth. After the restoration following the Civil War, the United States entered into a time of rapid expansion and opulence for a growing upper class. Our exhibit highlights some of the day to day fashions, accessories and household items that were used by the wealthy upper class in Westfield.

Contact: Kate Deviny
kdeviny@westath.org
413-562-0716

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Apply to participate in Print Fair North

Sponsoring Group Name: Zea Mays Printmaking
Submission Due Date: July 15
Submission Fees: Individual Artists: $125 per table; Groups, Studios, Businesses: $200 per table
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com/print-fair-north-2015/

Print Fair North, working in conjunction with Zea Mays Printmaking and supported by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council, will provide a venue for printmakers and print studios to showcase and sell work to the public on Saturday, September 26, in a tent in the courtyard of Zea Mays Printmaking. Individual artists as well as area printmaking studios and groups are invited to participate. We are currently accepting applications. For complete details and application, visit the website.

Contact: Adrienne Figus
robotslovedinosaurs@yahoo.com

 

Portraits of a Melting Pot

Sponsoring Group Name: Western Massachusetts Refugee and Immigrant Consortium
Submission Due Date: July 6
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.facebook.com/westmassconsort

Grant-funded project: 10-15 environmental portraits of Springfield area refugees for exhibition in September. Our goal is to show the public the faces and lives of refugees as residents, parents, business owners, students and home owners. Your photographs will share exhibition space with work by another photographer who has spent the last two years shooting photos of naturalized citizens throughout the state. Please send 2-3 images of your work and a brief statement about why this project interests you.

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

 

15th Anniversary Design Contest

Sponsoring Group Name: Open Square
Submission Due Date: contest open July 1-31
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.opensquare.com/design-contest-call-for-submission-2/

Open Square seeks talented artists, graphic designers and illustrators to bring a unique, funny and smart visual identity to our 15th anniversary by creating a print-ready image or illustration that visually captures Open Square. Open Square will use your design on a t-shirt, poster and on social media. Open Square will not use your design without giving you credit. The winner will receive $600. See website link for usage, visual requirements and submission directions.

Contact: Maggie Bergin
marketing@opensquare.com
413-532-5057

 

Amherst Public Art Commission looking for new members

City/Town: Amherst

The Amherst Public Art Commission is looking for interested people to join the Commission. The Commission is currently involved in a number of exciting projects to expand and improve the visual and performing arts in Amherst. For information on the work of the Commission and how to apply to be a Commission member, contact Rene Theberge.

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

 

Rescued Art for Rescued Dogs

Sponsoring Group Name: LOOT
Submission Due Date: claim a painting June 18, 5-9pm; final submissions due August 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.facebook.com/loottheshop

Save a painting and help a dog. Claim your landscape painting at LOOT on Thursday, June 18, 5-9 during the downtown TF Creature Feature event. Artists rescue the painting by adding a creature to the landscape. Completed paintings are due by August 15 and will be auctioned off at LOOT (date TBD.) All proceeds will go to the Franklin County Dog Shelter located in Montague. Creature is a loosely defined word and all forms of media are welcome! Image credit: Serene Bacigalupi from leroysplace.com

Contact: Erin MacLean
erin@loottheshop.com
413-863-9500

 

Fall Fest Art Fair

Sponsoring Group Name: Ware Business and Civic Association
Submission Due Date: September 30
Submission Fees: $25
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.warebca.com

The annual Ware B&CA Fall Fest is a community festival in downtown Ware. The Fall Fest Art Fair, hosted by the Ware Historical Society, has vendor space available for artists. The spaces are 10 x 10, indoors and there are some tables available for artists. The fair is in the Great Room at the Ware Town Hall and is free to the public. Handicap accessible with dedicated parking for artists.

Contact: Cynthia LaBombard
c5d6l34@verizon.net
413-967-3887

 

ECA+ Gallery Exhibitions

Sponsoring Group Name: ECA+
Submission Due Date: July 20
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/calltoartists

ECA+ seeks exhibiting artists for the ECA+ gallery in 2015 (October/November) and 2016. ECA+ in a community gallery that shows both established and emerging artists ranging from traditional to experimental works.

Contact: arts@easthampton.org
413-529-1425

 

25th Anniversary Celebration and Craft Fair

Sponsoring Group Name: Gran-Val Scoop
Submission Due Date: July 3
Submission Fees: $25 for a 10'x10' booth
City/Town: Granville
Website: www.granvalscoop.com

We are looking for variety of artists and fine crafters to display and sell their work at our 25th Anniversary Celebration event on July 11th. All mediums welcome to apply. All work being sold must be original to the artist. Please send 3 images of your work, a brief description and contact information to info@granvalscoop.com. Artists must provide their own tents, tables and chairs.

Contact: Nicole Berndt
info@granvalscoop.com
413-357-0164

 

Monster Arts Project

Submission Due Date: July 31
City/Town: Easthampton

A monster based art show to take place in Eastworks in Easthampton, October 9-31. The theme will be somewhat based around the idea of a Victorian era study, with the art work interspersed amongst things. The larger room will be more fine art/realistic/Victorian/scientific study ideas of monsters. The smaller secondary room will be more children's ideas of monsters. Looking for both 2D and 3D artists. The show will play host to several monster themed shows as well. Artwork can be submitted for sale or NFS.

Contact: Sloan Tomlinson
sloan@sloantomlinson.com

 

The Oxbow Gallery is Accepting Applications for Membership

Sponsoring Group Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Submission Due Date: July 12
Submission Fees: $25
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

The Oxbow Gallery is a cooperative gallery of 39 members, showcasing a variety of fine art techniques and mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, and installation. Next review of applications will be on July 12, 2015. For more information about The Oxbow Gallery and the requirements for the application process, please visit our website or come to the gallery Thurs-Sun, 12-5pm.

Contact: joanne Holtjei
jwholejay@aol.com
413-213-0054

 

Easthampton Farmers and Makers Market

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton Farmers Market
Submission Due Date: Until all spaces are full
Submission Fees: $15/ day, $60 deposit, $25 registration fee
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/EasthamptonFarmersMarket

This year's Easthampton Farmers Market will take place at 50 Payson Avenue on Saturdays from 9am-1pm and will run from May 23 - October 24. We are excited that the Nashawannuck pond promenade will be finished this summer and will hopefully bring more foot traffic our way. The market runs for a total of 22 weeks. There is a $25.00 registration fee, due upon application. The stall fee is $15 per week. If you are interested in participating this year please email for more info.

Contact: Heather McLean
EasthamptonFarmersMarket@gmail.com
413-527-2711

 

Third Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: West Springfield Arts Council
Submission Due Date: June 30
City/Town: West Springfield

The festival will be held on Saturday, August 1 (rain date August 2) on the town common on Park Street. Artists working in the area of fine art, photography and crafts are encouraged to submit applications with samples of their work for this annual, juried show. Applications may be picked up at J.H. Miller Framing & Gallery, 86 Elm Street, the Park & Rec office, 2nd floor of the Municipal Office Building, and the library. Applications may also be downloaded from the town's website.

Contact: Rita Petersen
413-732-8630

 

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

 

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

GOLDEN Acrylics from A to Z

Date & Time: Sunday, July 26, 10am-12pm
Fee: free
Class Location: Recovery Learning Community
Address: 1 Osgood Street
City/Town: Greenfield

A fun, fast-paced informative lecture covering a technical review of acrylics and their varied applications. The lecture demo will present information on pigments, paint viscosities, gels, mediums and the amazing water absorbent grounds. Artists of all levels will come away from this lecture demo with fresh new insights to feed their creative expression. Participants will receive a literature packet, including hand-painted color charts, and free samples. Must pre-register, space is limited.

Contact: cindi@cindioldham.com
413-522-4123

 

Not Your Mom's Acrylics

Date & Time: Sunday, July 26, 11-4pm
Fee: free
Class Location: Recovery Learning Community
Address: 1 Osgood Street
City/Town: Greenfield

In this exciting, hands-on workshop, explore the latest in the GOLDEN line of products. Try it before you buy it! For experienced artists and newbies alike, you'll learn about the new High Flow paints and the longer-drying OPEN colors. We'll paint on some of the way-cool absorbent acrylic grounds and see how adding mediums can make your paintings even better. All materials are provided, with free samples to take home. Must pre-register, space is limited.

Contact: cindi@cindioldham.com
413-522-4123

 

Non-Instructional Figure Drawing

Date & Time: Mondays, July 6 - August 28
Fee: $100/five sessions, $15/drop-in
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.Workshop13.org

Self-guided students seeking to keep up their figure drawing skills with model. Starts with 5 2-minute poses for warm-up, followed by a long pose for the rest of the evening. All newcomers to the Figure Drawing class, please register by calling Workshop13 - leave a message if we are not available to talk - even if you are doing a drop-in class, we'd like to make sure you can be reached in the event that class is cancelled due to weather.

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

 

Family Workshops: Around the World!

Date & Time: 1-3pm, July 1, 8, 15
Fee: none
Class Location: Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/calendar/events/node/609054?destination=mm/204650%3Fmm_calendar%3D2015-07

Make the Mead your destination for family fun this summer! Families with children ages 8-12 are invited to explore the Mead in a whole new way through this series of afternoon art adventures. Each session will include interactive close-looking activities, sketching, crafts, storytelling, and more. All participants receive an "art passport" on their first visit - fill it up by attending all three sessions! Free and open to all.

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

 

Figure Drawing Fridays

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

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

 

Basic Drawing for Adults with Cindi Oldham

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6-9pm, July 14 - August 18
Fee: $160
Class Location: ArtSpace Community Art Center
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Do you want to learn how to draw? Do you have a secret or not so secret desire for more art in your life? You may have a feeling that you're meant to draw, that it could be fun, and that it might even become a significant part of your life. In this 6 week class you'll learn traditional drawing techniques that will give you more confidence to be on your way to drawing anything you see realistically! Register on website, or call or email ArtSpace.

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

 

Needle Felted Dragons with Rachel Gerowe

Date & Time: 9:30am-4pm, Saturday, July 11
Fee: $95 plus materials
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 84 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/shop/classes/needle-felted-dragons/

Have you ever thought it would be fun to design a dragon? Now you can! Learn to needle felt a dragon of your own design using a barbed needle to sculpt the wool into a one of a kind 9"-12" dragon. You choose the colors, details, and pose while being guided to form the head, body, wings, and feet. Beginner.

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

 

Installation Pods with Andrea Graham

Date & Time: 9:30am-4pm, Sunday, July 19 - Tuesday, July 21
Fee: $475 plus materials
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 84 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/shop/classes/installation-pods/

Using a resist, create a large scale sculpture that integrates a variety of 3D elements and multiple resists to evoke interest and mystery. Students will also have the option to create a bark-like surface texture to further the visual complexity. Please note that this is a labor intensive workshop. Some wet felting experience necessary.

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

 

Plein Air Landscape Drawing And Painting with Kathleen Jacobs

Date & Time: Fri-Sun, 9am-2pm, 3 Sessions: August 14-16
Fee: $620
Class Location: Blueway Art Alliance
Address: 30 North Maple Street, #3
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.bluewayartalliance.com

Simple hikes will take class members to the river banks, meadows and countryside within Florence and Northampton. Initially, there will be an emphasis on drawing the form and structure of the landscape, seeking a certain grace and order from nature. There will be an added emphasis on finding visual unity when composing a sketch that will eventually become a painting. Students of all levels are welcome, open to all painters using oil, watercolor, acrylic or gouache.

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

 

Introduction to Collagraph Workshop

Date & Time: Tues-Thurs, July 7-9, 10am-5pm
Fee: $350 non-members, $310 members; $40 materials fee (includes plates, inks, paper))
Class Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com/introduction-to-collagraph/

The 3-day workshop will focus on exploring the endless textural possibilities of collagraphic image building. The course will discuss a variety of different materials and tools used in collagraph; basic intaglio and relief-inking techniques; additive as well as reductive plate building processes; paper selection, preparation and registration; and printing collagraph plates on the etching press. Instructor Victoria Burge.

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

 

Teresa Bonillo: Capturing The Embodied Spirit Through The Beauty Of Line And Shadow

Date & Time: July 31 - August 2; 9am-4pm Fri-Sat, 9am-2pm Sun
Fee: $650
Class Location: Blueway Art Alliance
Address: 30 North Maple Street, #3
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.bluewayartalliance.com

Drawing the figure can be a daunting challenge, however when approached with the mindset of capturing the spirit of the body through the beauty of line and shadow, rather than simply producing a 'copy' we allow ourselves to engage in a conversation with the figure, to see what it reveals of itself to us.The course begins with an academic review of the anatomical shape, proportion and perspective of the figure combined with studies of short gestural poses in search of direction, movement and weight.

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

 

Access Your Creativity with Zentangle

Date & Time: June 30, July 21, August 18; 6:30-8pm
Fee: $20 per class. First class materials fee is $8
Organization: John Nordell, Certified Zentangle Teacher
Class Location: Base Camp Photo
Address: 22 Riddell Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.basecampphoto.com/zentangle-with-john-nordell/

If you can make a line, a dot and curve, you can create Zentangle art! Zentangle drawing is an easy to learn and relaxing method of creating beautiful images from structured patterns. It is a combination of drawing and meditation, a blend of art and spirit. De-stress in a gentle classroom environment and feel the satisfaction of creating art. No artistic experience required. Bring your reading glasses as we work on 3.5 inch squares of paper. Anything is possible, one stroke at a time!

Contact: John Nordell
john@createlookenjoy.com
413-522-4810

 

Illustration techniques with Roc Goudreau

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-8pm, July 1-22
Fee: $125/four classes/WS13 non-member, $100/four classes/WS13 Member
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.Workshop13.org

Interested in the field of Illustration? Here is your chance to learn the ropes of what it takes to be a professional illustrator, from advertising to product design images to pictures for books and beyond. Learn the building blocks of applying your developing skills and talent for a variety of commercial opportunities. How to work in a variety of mediums, from graphite to painting to creating with a computer. How to market your talent to targeted potential clients.

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

 

Art Workshop for Children (ages 9-12)

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 30, 1:30-3pm
Fee: $30, includes all materials (canvas, paper, paint, brushes)
Organization: Lynne Adams Art
Class Location: South Hadley Public Library
Address: 2 Canal Street
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: www.lynneadamsart.com

Children will draw, paint or collage their impression of the river. No experience necessary, but pre-registration is required.

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

 

Thrown & Altered: Wheel and hand-building

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8:15pm, July 9 - Aug 27
Fee: $300 (includes materials)
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.tiffanyhilton.com/classes/

Learn some new skills while taking your pots off the wheel, altering them at different stages and combining hand-building techniques to make oval and square pots and other more complex forms. Some wheel experience required.

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

 

Creating on the Wheel: Beginner & Beyond

Date & Time: Tuesdays, July 7 - Aug 25, 6-8:15pm; OR Thursdays, July 9 - Aug 27, 9-11:15am
Fee: $300 (includes 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. Perhaps you're still learning to center or you want to throw larger and improve you handles. 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). Beginners are welcome.

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

 

Women Creating Day into Night

Date & Time: July 11-12
Fee: $155-$180 Sliding scale for Saturday, $80 additional for Sunday
Class Location: Leverett Crafts and Arts building
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. Join me for a Women Creating Day into Night retreat. 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; playing with art materials, reflecting and writing. Spend time in nature walking to the pond or in the woods. It's time for you, to do as you please!

Contact: Dale Schwarz
Dale@tocreate.org
413-665-4880

 

Stained Glass 101 Workshop

Stained Glass 101 Workshop

Date & Time: 12-4pm, July 18
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 date for the same class: August 23.

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: 9.30am-3pm, Saturday, September 19
Fee: $170 including materials
Organization: Cottage Street Arts School
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts
Address: Onee Cottage Street, studio #4-15
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net

Monotype prints are one-of-a-kind prints, all unique! Imagine painting on a sheet of plastic, placing paper over it, then running it through my printing press. Voila, the image comes out on the paper in reverse to how you painted it! Come have fun and play with water-based inks, brushes, and different papers to create your one-of-a-kind prints. No experience necessary; three students maximum per workshop means personal attention. See website for more info. Workshops in 2015: Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 14.

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

 

Tuesday morning oil painting with Jeff Kern

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm
Fee: $125/four classes/WS13 non-member, $100/four classes/WS13 Member
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.Workshop13.org

Known for guiding students to create their best paintings, Jeff Kern is an award-winning oil painter and scholar. Through this ongoing oil painting class, no matter what your skill level, you will gain insight into composition, color, tools, techniques, and more, to bring out your best. From beginner to intermediate and beyond, this class is created to work with you on projects no matter where you are in your learning process.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Holyoke: Studio Space at Open Square

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

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

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

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