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This Week's Newsletter: June 27, 2017

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
June 27, 2017
Issue #460

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Featured Listings:

Virtual Reality Painting Project

Sponsoring Group Name: Northampton Community Television
Submission Due Date: July 7, 2017
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.northamptontv.org

NCTV announces the launch of one of the most unique art projects in the region - painting in virtual reality. We are seeking 4 artists in the region to produce works in VR using the Tilt Brush tool. We recognize that artists will have little to no experience using the tool, and so will map out time for selected artists to experience painting in this medium. Artists should submit their work in other mediums as a basis for selection to the program. The intent is to have artists create a painting in real time in VR at the Northampton Film Festival on September 30.

Contact: Al Williams
palwilliams@northamptontv.org
413-587-3550

 

The Burnett Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: The Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library
Submission Due Date: October 15, 2017
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. An application to exhibit in the Burnett Gallery is available on the Jones Library website and may be submitted by individuals or groups from Amherst and surrounding towns.

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

 

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

Sticks & Stones II: Nature Finds

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 6, 2017
End Date: July 29, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, July 6, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10-6, Thur 10-8, Sat 10-4
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

An exhibit of varied works from Mary Carroll, Sharon McCartney, Bobbie Salthouse, and Andrea Zax. These four local artists celebrate the common themes that flows through their art. The natural world and the Pioneer Valley environment unites and inspires their work. This show offers four individual perspectives inspired by pebbles, leaves, scraps of fabric, and the fall of sunlight on trees. Each artist works in a different medium and illustrates the influence of the natural world on their work.

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

 

PROTEST

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 6, 2017
End Date: July 29, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, July 6, 5-8pm
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

PROTEST offers artists a way to be politically active, to engage in and with the community directly. What is the content, the meaning, embedded in the object of art? Gallery A3 artists "speak their mind" visually about our current political situation or other concerns, historical or contemporary. Photography, painting, sculpture, and mixed media "shout out loud" this summer at Amherst's contemporary art gallery. Art Forum / Free and open to the public: Thursday, July 20, 7:30pm.

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

 

Echoes of the Past: Photographs of Abandoned Places

Artist: Linda Jane
Start Date: July 6, 2017
End Date: September 4, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, July 6, 5-8pm
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherstma.gov/1212/Public-Art-Commission

Explores the beauty of decay and the mystery of what's been left behind in factories, theaters, asylums, junkyards, and homes. The photographs showcase handcrafted architectural details of old buildings and the sculptural lines of vintage vehicles. The exhibit includes photographs from Linda's upcoming book: "Dark Waters: The Rise and Fall of Paper Services LTD", which focuses on the success and demise of a small town mill in Ashuelot, NH.

Contact: Linda Jane
echoesofthepast2014@gmail.com
413-222-4924

 

Cherry Press Trio

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 4, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2017
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.cherrypress.org

Explorations in contemporary printmaking, including woodcuts, etchings, monotypes, collagraphs, traditional stone and polyester plate lithography and a revolutionary new technique that was invented here in the Pioneer Valley: non-toxic, Century Plate Lithography. Cherry Press Printmaking Workshop members: Randy LeSage, Kathy Murray & Director, Corinne Rhodes.

Contact: Corinne Rhodes
corinne@cherrypress.org

 

Secret Garden

Artist: Ali Moshiri
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: July 1, 2017
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10-6, Thur 10-8, Sat 10-4
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Oil paintings created between 2010 to 2017, representing various interpretations of nature and the natural world. His continued experiments in the expression and abstraction of nature ensure his work is always fresh and vibrant.

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

 

BLOOM! encore

Artists: Nancy Meagher, Tom Morton
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: July 1, 2017
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Gallery A3 welcomes the beginning of summer with Bloom! Vintage mosaics and vibrant oil paintings by Nancy Meagher and Tom Morton. On Friday, June 16 at 7:30pm, the artists welcome the public to a Bloomsday celebration.

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

 

Fine Art Images to Live With: The Photography of Jim Gambaro

Artist: Jim Gambaro
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2017
Location Name: Burnett Gallery, Jones Library
Hours: regular library hours
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: jimgambarophotography.zenfolio.com

This retrospective includes both representational and more abstract imagery. Gambaro's wanderlust has taken him from the most northern reaches of our planet, the Svalbard Archipelago, where he captured images of polar bears, to the most southern, the Antarctic peninsula, represented by penguins. But he has also recorded beauty much closer to home in the Berkshires and the Quabbin Reservoir. Several pieces from his recent exploration of the Western canyons will be shown here for the first time.

Contact: Jim Gambaro
jim@jimgambarophotography.com
413-323-5117

 

Portraits of my Family

Artist: Therese Legere
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2017
Location Name: Visitors Information Center
Address: 35 South Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartamerica.com/artists/therese+legere

Creating a portrait is an act of love and discipline. For Therese Legere, a good portrait is a combination of accurate proportions, personal expression, and above all the feeling of depth and soul that emerges from the eyes. Due to the amount of time and dedication involved in painting a portrait Legere mostly uses her family as subjects. Portraits become a way for her to explore herself, to heal the past, to connect deeper with a parent that has left, and to remember the joys of childhood.

 

Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004-2012

Artist: Loli Kantor
Start Date: April 2017
End Date: October 15, 2017
Location Name: Yiddish Book Center
Hours: Sun-Fri 10am-4pm
Address: 1021 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/beyond-the-forest

Loli Kantor's Beyond the Forest considers the fragile renewal of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the early twenty-first century. Kantor, an Israeli-American photographer, turned a journey to discover the world of her family, most of whom perished in the Holocaust, into a broader engagement with the daily life of the Jews of Eastern Europe today.

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

 

The Horse Show

Artist: Bella Halsted
Start Date: May 4, 2017
End Date: July 28, 2017
Location Name: The Hall Gallery, JCA (Jewish Community of Amherst)
Hours: Tues & Fri, 10am-4pm, or by appt
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

Contact: bella@crocker.com

 

Recent Work by the Fiberistas

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 1, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2017
Location Name: Greenfield-Northampton Cooperative Bank
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 253 Triangle Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fiberistas.com

Eight Western MA fiber artists, display wearable, decorative, and sculptural pieces in several media including quilting, weaving, felting, dyeing, fabric manipulation, and collage. The exhibit includes a collaborative piece entitled "De-Coated", in which members deconstructed an actual coat and reconstructed its components in their individual artistic styles. Group members are Nina Compagnon, Sally Dillon, Rebecca Fricke, Martha May, Martha Robinson, Flo Rosenstock and Nancy Young.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
florosenstock@hotmail.com
413 256-1840

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Donna Verville

Artist: Donna Verville
Start Date: July 1, 2017
End Date: July 31, 2017
Location Name: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Address: 127 Combs Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.massaudubon.org/arcadia

Ever since I was a little girl I have always been interested in art in one form or another. I do not consider myself a photographer, I consider myself an artist. My camera is my canvas and the light I use to capture each image is my paintbrush. I get great pleasure out of creating work that push my creative boundaries. To me anything is possible, all one needs is time and patience. Photography is a passion that has taken me to where I am in life now. Wood duck picture by Donna Verville.

Contact: Ed Kaler
ekaler@massaudbuon.org
413-584-3009

 

Being Here Now

Artist: Elizabeth Slade
Start Date: June 10, 2017
End Date: July 5, 2017
Location Name: Nash Gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.nashgalleryart.com

A collection of landscapes and seascapes by Elizabeth Slade. Largely done and chalk pastel on paper, the artist explores the importance of place. The images shared in this show grow out of her quest for healing and renewal while also practicing the art of being present with what is true right now.

Contact: 413-529-9393

 

Ghosts of Industry

Artist: Catherine Gibbs
Start Date: June 3, 2017
End Date: July 2, 2017
Location Name: Elusie Gallery
Hours: Mon 1-6pm, Tue-Wed & Fri 10:30-6pm, Thur 10:30-7pm, Sat 9am-12pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.catherinegibbsart.com

I am inspired to paint the ribbons of hallways of the factory building where my studio is located. The ghosts of industrial workers still make their presence known where art is now made. In this series of paintings my goal is to transform mundanity to beauty; portraying the drama, romance, and sometimes desperation of industry.

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

 

Considering Water

Artist: Karen Iglehart
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: June 29, 2017
Location Name: Easthampton City Arts
Hours: Tue 12-5pm, Thur 12-7pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

A show of paintings & photographs.

 

Portraits

Artist: Paul Specht
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: June 29, 2017
Location Name: Municipal Building
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-5pm
Address: 50 Payson Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

A show of photographs.

 

John Green

Artist: John Green
Start Date: June 5, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2017
Location Name: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Address: 127 Combs Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.massaudubon.org/arcadia

Patience, diligence, and intimate knowledge of my subject matter are the keys to capturing nature on film, which is the only medium I employ. Natural light is my tool--I do not artificially light the subject--and I never add anything to a scene to improve it. As a naturalist, I use photography as an interpretive tool. I prefer to photograph smaller organisms on their own level.

Contact: Ed Kaler
ekaler@massaudbuon.org
413-584-3009

 

Special Moments

Artist: Anne-Marie Taylor
Start Date: June 6, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2017
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/AnneMarieTaylorArt

It is the special moments of everyday life that I try to capture in paint. Searching determinedly for such beauty in the ordinary has gotten me through dark times and helped me in the quest for a healthful balance between realism and boldness, serenity and vitality, in both life and art. Thus the meaningfulness for me of the artistic tradition of the Boston School -- its marriage of classical drawing techniques with an impressionist sense of light and color -- mirrors that quest.

Contact: Kathy Maloney
kmaloney@lathrop.kendal.org
413-586-0006

 

A New City: Easthampton, Mass

Artist: Henry Amistadi
Start Date: May 4, 2017
End Date: June 28, 2017
Location Name: MAP Gallery, Suite 137, Eastworks
Hours: Mon & Wed 12-5pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.henryamistadi.com/newcity

A multimedia documentary project focusing on the mills and mill-workers housing neighborhoods of Easthampton. New City tracks the progress of a former manufacturing town as it moves forward in contemporary society. Combining new multimedia content and archival media, New City presents a view of contemporary Easthampton within the context of its rich historical past.

Contact: Henry Amistadi
henryamistadi@gmail.com
978-727-5279

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Boom Boom! Boom Boom!

Artist: Ted Lee
Start Date: June 7, 2017
End Date: July 2, 2017
Location Name: Rozz Tox Art (at Feeding Tube)
Hours: Sat-Sun 12-6pm
Address: 221 Pine Street / Room 141
City/Town: Florence

Paintings by Ted Lee.

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

The Art of Steven Huerta

Artist: Steven Huerta
Start Date: June 5, 2017
End Date: June 29, 2017
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.Wistariahurst.org

A show of works whose inspiration has been drawn from the experiences and stories of his family, who journeyed from Mexico to California.

Contact: Kate Preissler
preisslerk@holyoke.org
413-322-5660

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Art and Art Supply Sale

Date: Saturday, July 8, 10am-4pm
Location Name: Leverett Crafts and Arts, Barnes Gallery
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.barnesgallery.org

Artists from LCA will sell art, and art supplies from their various areas of expertise. Deals galore! Proceeds to Leverett Crafts and Arts Gallery Fund.

 

Crafted Cloth

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 8, 2017
End Date: July 30, 2017
Reception Date: July 16, 2-7pm
Location Name: Leverett Crafts and Arts
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-5:30pm, and by appt
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.barnesgallery.org

Woven, felted and surface designed textiles for attire, decor, comfort, habitat and ceremony. Hand made by Leonore Alaniz, and other artisan-designers who subscribe to regenerative practices and reciprocal regional economies that reduce CO2 emisions. During the reception on July 16th, clothing will be auctioned off to raise funds for LCA.

Contact: 860-605-6705

 

Annual Open Studio and Gallery Show

Artist: Susan Valentine
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: July 2, 2017
Location Name: Leverett Crafts and Arts
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.susanvalentineart.com

Oil paintings by Leverett Crafts & Arts resident, Susan Valentine. Among this year's exhibit are two bodies of work completed this year: Keeping Our Heads Above Water, which depicts images of Leverett Pond. Also, the series of tiny paintings, "Teetering", a study in balance, makes its premier. Paintings range from 5x7" to 108x72".

Contact: Susan Valentine
susanvalentineart@gmail.com
413-547-1172

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Nature Photography

Artist: Karen Gardner
Start Date: July 1, 2017
End Date: July 31, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, July 6, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist's lifelong interest in photography has taken a significant step forward since her retirement from a career designing and implementing computer software. Her focus is the natural world, which provides a richness of subjects with its endless variety of color, shape, texture and light. Birds and seascapes are a special interest.

Contact: Karen Gardner
klgardner@comcast.net

 

Nature's Healing

Artist: David Foster
Start Date: July 1, 2017
End Date: July 31, 2017
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

There is growing evidence that being in and around nature is good for both the body and the soul. The images in this exhibit offer viewers an opportunity to lose themselves for a moment, to sink into that quiet, healing space while they explore the wonder in a flower or the joy of a waterfall. The artist is an award winning nature photographer who first exhibited in Northampton in 2006.

Contact: David Foster
dfoster45@gmail.com

 

New Works

Artists: Zea Mays Printmaking
Start Date: July 5, 2017
End Date: July 31, 2017
Reception Date: July 31, 5-7:30pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

A collection of new prints by 63 members of Zea Mays Printmaking Studio. The exhibit features a wide breath of styles and techniques, all using non-toxic, alternative printmaking processes with a clear commitment to innovation and quality.

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

 

Summer 2017 Group Exhibition

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 13, 2017
End Date: August 26, 2017
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

The Summer 2017 group display acts as a survey of the year and hints to the work to be presented in the future, as many of these artist will exhibit new work beginning in the Fall. While each of these artists own a unique identity, spanning a wide range of media including oil paint, acrylic paint, egg tempera, watercolor, gauche, wax, resin, pastel, bronze, and kinetic stainless steel, their clear commonality is an almost obsession with process and precision.

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

 

The Debriti Show

Artist: JonMarc Edwards
Start Date: July 1, 2017
End Date: July 22, 2017
Reception Date: Friday, July 14, 5-9pm
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

An interactive installation that comments on the power of language and communication. It is set in what at first appears to be an apothecary or medical marijuana dispensary, but rather than weed, it dispenses text, words and poetry. The Helvetica text is made from biodegradable materials and sold by the word, the phrase or by weight.

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

 

Dogs in Water

Artist: Marion Miller
Start Date: June 29, 2017
End Date: July 30, 2017
Reception Date: July 14, 5-8pm
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

This series grows concurrently with my series of horse-and-rider paintings. It explores many of the same issues of light and space, both as force and agency. But instead of the dramatic figures being massive creatures in the confined space of the arena, here the figures play on a lateral field with implications of infinity and interact in the entirely unique medium of water, itself both plane and figure.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Odyssey: New Paintings by Joanne Holtje

Artist: Joanne Holtje
Start Date: June 29, 2017
End Date: July 23, 2017
Reception Date: July 14, 5-8pm
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Joanne Holtje's bold, color-driven, expressive, abstract paintings explore scenes and characters from Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

ARC: activate, research, create

Start Date: June 26, 2017
End Date: August 5, 2017
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

ARC launches A.P.E.'s second curated summer program. ARC continues the investigation of a contemporary art gallery as an active space within the community. From June 26 to August 5, A.P.E. will host four projects that consist of collaborative performance, a textual interactive installation, video installation/live performance, and immersive sound installation. Each project maintains a central inquiry into the relationship between the public, the work, and the space in which it is made.

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

 

Calligraphic Visions

Artist: Robert Moorhead
Start Date: June 7, 2017
End Date: August 30, 2017
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, BFAC, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/academics/art/events

13 paintings based on letterforms and texts. The first series of paintings offers an exploration of the artistic possibilities inherent in various letterforms, while the second series offers philosophical and poetic texts that have been presented in an evocative manner. The works exhibited are all executed in acrylic paint, standard pigments and interference and iridescent paints. These materials interact with the lighting source and change subtly with the viewer's orientation.

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

 

Contained & Constrained

Artists: Karen Battles, Leslie Lyman
Start Date: June 9, 2017
End Date: July 30, 2017
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historicnorthampton.org/contained-and-constrained.html

Features hanging and sculptural artworks created specifically for Historic Northampton by Massachusetts-based artists Leslie Lyman and Karen Battles, responding to and reinterpreting images and artifacts in its collection and informed by the late 19th century book "Social Etiquette or Manners and Customs of Polite Society."

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

 

Cats in Hats

Artists: The Western Massachusetts Illustrator's Guild
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2017
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.RMichelson.com

In conjunction with the opening of the Springfield Museums' new "Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum," R. Michelson Galleries is pleased to present the group show, Cats in Hats.

Contact: Elana Chernick-Kritz
413-586-3964

 

Addicted to Beauty

Artist: Elizabeth Willard
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2017
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

Includes many subjects photographed by the artist while in her travels. Also, the artist loves landscapes and winter photos with snow. She enjoys the light effect upon her photos; so she might shoot the same photo in the morning, the afternoon and the evening.

Contact: Elizabeth Willard
bettylou277@yahoo.com
413-695-5072

 

Brushes & Paint

Artist: Elizabeth Sheridan
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2017
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist, watercolorist of Marco Island, Florida and South Hadley, MA, draws inspiration from local color and the beauty of nature in both northern and tropical surroundings. Her work features bright and tropical florals, lively greenery, landscapes, seascapes and buildings in clear tones with evocative light and shadows.

Contact: Elizabeth Sheridan
Elizabeth9116@gmail.com
413-575-3301

 

New Americans

Artists: Teen Advocacy Group at Northampton High School
Start Date: June 2, 2017
End Date: June 29, 2017
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Through interviews, photographs, and portraits, we share the immigration experiences of American immigrants, refugees, and citizens. We explore the significance of Northampton's designation as a sanctuary city with advocates and public officials and the impact of local and national policy on our documented and undocumented community members.

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

 

Paintings & Photographs

Artists: Jan Ruby-Crystal, Ellen Augarten
Start Date: June 2, 2017
End Date: June 29, 2017
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

As two dedicated and practicing artists, we have grown from each other's creative work. For this exhibit our work is driven by light, shadows, nature and most recently, fences. Our exhibit will include mixed media, two and three-dimensional work by Jan, a set of photographic prints by Ellen, and several collaborative pieces.

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

 

AN ECLECTIC EYE RESTROSPECTIVE

Artist: Jim Gambaro
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: July 31, 2017
Location Name: 2nd Floor Waiting Area
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 22 Atwood
City/Town: Northampton

The works in this exhibit span several years of the artist's development, reflecting changes in both subject and treatment of photographic images. The artist has moved from largely representational to largely interpretive (that is, abstracted to some degree) images.

Contact: Jim Gambaro
jimgam117@aol.com
413-323-5117

 

Leisure & Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis Near Pompeii

Start Date: February 3, 2017
End Date: August 17, 2017
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu

Featuring works seen for the first time outside Italy, this groundbreaking exhibition centers on the ancient town of Oplontis on the Neapolitan coast, a site that was buried and preserved when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE. The exhibition focuses on two adjacent, spectacular Roman archaeological sites--one an enormous luxury villa that once sprawled along the coast of the Bay of Naples, the other a nearby commercial-residential complex, where products from the region were exported.

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

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

Gems from Private Collections

Start Date: June 23, 2017
End Date: August 6, 2017
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield

Deerfield Valley Art Association launches the Museum of New England Art, Craft, and Design, MoNEA, exhibiting over forty works from the early 19th Century to the present, which are held in private collections throughout New England.

Contact: Beverly Phelps
edcp.bap@comcast.net
413-522-2325

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Along the River

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 28, 2017
End Date: July 31, 2017
Reception Date: July 8, 2-5pm
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

Painters, printmakers, photographers, fiber, glass, and mixed media artists display images of Shelburne Falls--the river, the potholes, the Bridge of Flowers, and other local scenes.

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

 

Imagined Landscapes

Artist: Trina Sears Sternstein
Start Date: June 30, 2017
End Date: August 27, 2017
Reception Date: August 12, 4-6pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

Trina Sears Sternstein's exhibit of oil paintings. Reception is on Saturday, August 12, 4-6pm, with music by Adria Sternstein Foster, Principal Flutist for the Kennedy Center Opera House, with her husband Violist Daniel Foster, Principal Viola of the National Symphony Orchestra.

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

 

Reflection and Illusion

Artist: Tom Wyatt
Start Date: June 30, 2017
End Date: August 27, 2017
Reception Date: July 8, 4-6pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

Tom Wyatt's exhibit of his photographs on metal. Reception is on Saturday, July 8, 4-6pm, with improvisations on sax by Loren Feinstein.

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

 

Works in Progress

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 10, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2017
Location Name: The Art Garden
Hours: Mon-Sat 1-5pm
Address: 14 Depot Street (access via Elm Street)
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.org

A regional Teen Art Exhibit organized and curated by ARTeens and open to all teens. The exhibit is funded in part by Local Cultural Councils.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Art Stop(s)

Artists: Lisa Hersey, Esther S White, Kat Harrison
Start Date: April 5, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2017
Location Name: Springfield Cultural District
Hours: 9am-5pm
Address: 1550 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.SpringfieldCulture.Org/projects

The Springfield Central Cultural District is presenting a slew of unconventional galleries in Downtown Springfield.

Contact: Morgan Drewniany
Morgan@SpringfieldCulture.Org
413-454-1195

 

Push the Green Hand Ahead: Springfield Armory in World War I

Start Date: April 6, 2017
End Date: January 7, 2018
Location Name: Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Hours: Wed-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: One Armory Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nps.gov/spar

It was precisely 100 years ago on April 6th, 1917 that President Woodrow Wilson signed a joint resolution from Congress to enter into "a war to end all wars" that had already been raging in Europe for nearly three years. This exhibit is a unique opportunity to learn the compelling role of Springfield Armory in World War I, when the government arms factory pushed its workforce to supply the soldiers on the front line with essential armaments.

Contact: Alex MacKenzie
Alex_MacKenzie@nps.gov
413-271-3971

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Imperfect People

Artist: Theo Fadel
Start Date: July 1, 2017
End Date: August 8, 2017
Reception Date: Saturday, July 8, 4-7pm
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: Thur-Sat 12-5pm and by appt
Address: Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

Theo Fadel presents prints and small carvings. Described as "a small show to celebrate heroic vulnerability and the ownership of imperfection."

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Art in the Parks

Sponsoring Group Name: City of Holyoke
Submission Due Date: August 11
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.holyoke.org

The City of Holyoke seeks proposals for art installations in two municipal public parks: McNulty Park and Pina Park. Up to $20,000.00 will be available per location. Installation by December 31, 2017 (negotiable) To receive a copy of the Call for Art in the Parks proposal package, please call or email Jennifer Martins.

Contact: Jennifer Martins
martinsj@holyoke.org
413-322-5610

 

Call for Erotic Art

Sponsoring Group Name: Nina's Nook
Submission Due Date: September 1, 2017
Submission Fees: $10 contribution requested
City/Town: Turners Falls

September will see the return of Triple S: Sensual, Sexual, Smut at Nina's Nook. Submit work along the continuum "from mild to wild." Please limit the size of works to no more than 20 x 30 inches. Sculpture welcome as well, but should either hang on the wall or fit on a small shelf. If it is weather-proof, larger sculpture may be permitted. Send up to three jpegs of your submission pieces to nalerossi@gmail.com. Participants will be asked to make a ten dollar contribution towards expenses at drop off.

Contact: nalerossi@gmail.com
413-834-8800

 

Virtual Reality Painting Project

Sponsoring Group Name: Northampton Community Television
Submission Due Date: July 7, 2017
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.northamptontv.org

NCTV announces the launch of one of the most unique art projects in the region - painting in virtual reality. We are seeking 4 artists in the region to produce works in VR using the Tilt Brush tool. We recognize that artists will have little to no experience using the tool, and so will map out time for selected artists to experience painting in this medium. Artists should submit their work in other mediums as a basis for selection to the program. The intent is to have artists create a painting in real time in VR at the Northampton Film Festival on September 30.

Contact: Al Williams
palwilliams@northamptontv.org
413-587-3550

 

The Burnett Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: The Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library
Submission Due Date: October 15, 2017
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. An application to exhibit in the Burnett Gallery is available on the Jones Library website and may be submitted by individuals or groups from Amherst and surrounding towns.

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

 

Art Stop(s)

Sponsoring Group Name: Springfield Central Cultural District
Submission Due Date: June 30, 2017
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldculture.org/artistresources

The Springfield Central Cultural District (SCCD) has issued a Call to Artists for an opportunity in Downtown Springfield. The SCCD is searching for artists to host a solo show in their Art Stop pop-up gallery program and sell their work in one of 3 locations -- New England Public Radio (NEPR), UMass Springfield, and 1550 Main. All art will be listed for sale during the display period, with no commission taken. A stipend of $200 will be awarded to chosen artists alongside marketing and reception.

Contact: Morgan Drewniany
morgan@springfieldculture.org
413-454-1195

 

9th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: October 28, 2017
Submission Fees: $25 per entry; $30 after Oct 14
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

Five Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media (pencil drawing, charcoals, pen and inks, block prints, collage, encaustics). More information and download Prospectus/Entry form on website.

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

 

Easthampton City Arts

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

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

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

 

Classes & Workshops

Summer Art Camp for Grown-Ups: Papier-mache Alpacas!

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 5, 6-8pm
Fee: $30, includes all materials
Class Location: Summer Art Barn
Address: 191 Pantry Road
City/Town: N. Hatfield

This is one of my all-time favorite projects to do with the kids. You start with a foam egg, four nails, and some old newspapers, and within two hours you'll have your own little alpaca friend! The best part is decorating them; we'll use felt and yarn to deck them out just like they do in South America.

Contact: Hilary Emerson Lay
hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com
781-346-1777

 

Sketch-a-thon

Date & Time: Saturday, July 15, 1-4pm
Fee: free
Class Location: Leverett Crafts and Arts
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett

A class in drawing and sketching. Class by artists Bill Rathbun and Walt Burnham. A small fee will cover supplies unless you bring your own. Otherwise, Free to the Public. Selected works to be displayed at the Barnes Gallery at the LCA 50th Anniversary Exhibit in September.

Contact: 860-605-6705

 

Crafted Cloth: Classroom in the Gallery

Date & Time: Thur-Sat, 2-5pm and by appt, July 8-30
Fee: free
Class Location: Leverett Crafts and Arts
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett

Leonore Alaniz invites children and adults to inspect "Crafted Cloth" on display, to weave, spin wool and twist rope. Equipment, materials and instruction provided free of charge.

Contact: 860-605-6705

 

Artspace Summer Intensives

Date & Time: each class is 3-5 days; between June 26 - August 18
Fee: varies
Class Location: Artspace Community Arts Center
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Artspace offers a variety of weeklong summer intensives in art, music, and theatre for children and adults. This year's classes include Travel Watercolor Sketching, Clay, Ensemble-based Physical Theatre Workshop, Physical Theatre Workshop, Make a 3D Theme Park, Hand Drumming, Painting, Craft Potpourri, Music Theory, Advanced Strings, Beginning Strings, Beginning Guitar, Drawing Painting & Collage 2D, and Mythological Creatures & Magical Beings 3D.

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

 

Summer Art Camp for Grown-Ups: Tiny Painted Animal Rocks!

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 28, 6-8pm
Fee: $30, includes all materials
Class Location: Summer Art Barn
Address: 191 Pantry Road
City/Town: N. Hatfield

Using bona fide beach rocks I picked up at Nauset Beach on the Cape, we'll make owls, foxes, and bunnies--using the world's tiniest paint brushes! (Seriously, they're adorable). You'll go home with a little menagerie of animal rocks to give as gifts, display around your house, or carry in your bag for good luck (that's what I do). Plus you'll be learning a pretty easy art form that you can do at home by yourself! This is a fun, meditative art project and all that's required is a steady hand!

Contact: Hilary Emerson Lay
hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com
781-346-1777

 

Creating on the Wheel: Beginner and Beyond

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 10am-12:30pm, July 12 - August 30
Fee: $325
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.tiffanyhilton.com/classes/

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

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

 

Vessels from Nature: Double Resists and Textural Tips

Date & Time: July 9-10, 9am-4:30pm
Fee: $275
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 122 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/product/vessels-from-nature-dawn-edwards/

In this two-day workshop, we will create fabulous felt vessels inspired from nature. You may choose to make a vessel with cracks resembling the parched desert floor, or a vessel resembling a woodsy forest floor. Come and explore methods of creating great visual interest through a fabulous, highly textured surface. We will form our 3D wet-felted vessels using a flat resist (or for the cracked earth surface, a double resist). Felting with a resist(s) will produce a seamless, hollow shape.

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

 

Stained Glass Workshop

Date & Time: Sunday, July 30, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, a small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. In this class we will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. This is a perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels are welcome. All glass and supplies are included in the tuition as is the use of all tools.

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

 

Take Great Reference Photos: iPhone Photography Workshop for Artists

Date & Time: Sat-Sun, July 8-9, 9-11am
Fee: $85, plus material fee of $1.99 for app
Class Location: Meg Bandarra Studio
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.megbandarra.com

Learn to take beautiful, more accurate reference images with your iPhone or iPad. Capturing accurate color and value is essential for great reference photos. Over two classes we'll identify common problems artists encounter when taking reference images. Participants will learn how to avoid these problems and find solutions through better picture taking, the use of an app and editing. We'll also spend part of class two taking pictures outside as a group.

Contact: Meg Bandarra
megbandarra@gmail.com

 

Color Theory: Landscapes, for new and advanced artists

Date & Time: 2-5pm, July 10 - August 11
Fee: $700
Organization: Mt. Holyoke College
Class Location: Mt. Pollux, South Amherst, or on rainy days at MHC
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: www.mtholyoke.edu/go/page-courselisting

Taught by painter Lorna Ritz, (www.lornaritz.com), we can optionally work on campus, or @ Mt. Pollux, Holyoke Mountain Range in South Amherst. These sensuous mountains capture light and shadow from the sky, always alive and in motion. Through color we will find light, essence, mood, feeling of what this special place is, expressed through your chosen medium. Style is irrelevant, color study is emphasized.

Contact: Roberto Mugnani
PaGE@mtholyoke.edu
413-538-3450

 

Using Resin in the Painting Process with Scout Cuomo

Date & Time: 5-8pm, July 11 & 13; OR August 7 & 9; OR August 8 & 10
Fee: $165
Organization: Scout Cuomo Studio
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 412
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.scoutcuomo.com/class-signup/

Have you ever wanted to learn how to use resin? You do not have to paint realistically to play with paint. We will address color and paint layering on the canvas of glass and use resin to create an 8x8 resin layered painting with steel frame. Each student will come away with a finished piece and a more acute sense of boldness in their creative practice. Students will meet in Scout Cuomo's studio for 2 3hr sessions to create their project. All materials will be provided. Come play!

Contact: Scout Cuomo
scoutcuomo@gmail.com

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: 9.30am-3:30pm, Saturday, September 23
Fee: $165 including materials
Organization: Cottage Street Arts School
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts​
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #4-15
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net/monotype-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. NEXT WORKSHOPS: Sat Oct 21, Wed Nov 15.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
bridge_arts@yahoo.com

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Holyoke: studio space at Open Square

Date available: immediately
Location: Open Square, Suite 213
Address: 4 Open Square Way, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.opensquare.com/space/studio

3-bay studio across hall from shared slop sink. All windows open/close. Windows face south/southeast. Heat/AC included. Card access and camera security system. Wired to the teeth (if you need it) White painted wood ceilings and brick walls. 1,305 square feet $870/month. Perfect to share.

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

 

Crowdfunding

Monster Arts Project III

Goal: $4,000
Start Date: June 26, 2017
End Date: July 29, 2017
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.indiegogo.com/projects/monster-arts-project-iii#/

Monster Arts Project returns again with the Circus of Monsters!!! Monster Arts Project is now in it's third year, and every year I strive to make it better and bigger than the years past. My goal is to make this show a wonderfully exciting experience for all that come to view it, and to transport the viewer into another world. Monster Arts Project is designed to lift up the monster art in the world, and help all of the artists involved gain more visibility and credit for their amazing talent.

Contact: Sloan Tomlinson
sloan@sloantomlinson.com

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