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This Week's Newsletter: April 22, 2014

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
April 22, 2014
Issue #294

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Featured Listing: Side Effects

Artists: Olivia Bernard, Sarah Bliss, Bruce Fowler, Lyn Horan, Amy Johnquest, Rob Kimmel, Denis Luzuriaga, Maggie Nowinski, The Ladies Who Collage
Start Date: May 9, 2014
End Date: June 6, 2014
Reception Date: Friday May 9, 6-9pm
Location Name: Paper City Studios
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: papercitystudios.wordpress.com

Nobody escapes the dilemma of what musician, Lowell George, referred to as "When the mind makes promises the body can't fill". Artists interpret this inevitable fact whether it's through their own experience, or through that of a loved one due to illness, the aging process, or our culture's obsession with body image and healthcare.

Contact: Lyn Horan
carhoran11@gmail.com
563-9750

Multi-location Exhibits/Events

10th Annual Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail

Date: April 26-27, 10am-5pm
Location Name: various locations
City/Town: Shelburne Falls, Greenfield, Florence, Hadley, Pelham, Northfield
Website: www.apotterytrail.com

You will see a wide variety of pottery styles, when 9 area pottery studios open their doors. This free event allows you to visit the studios of James Guggina, Tiffany Hilton, Donna McGee, Francine T Ozereko, Tom White, Lucy Fagella, Stephen Earp, Molly Cantor and Mary Barringer. This year's tour also features eleven guest potters. Look for the yellow Pottery Trail signs when leaving the main highways. Brochures are available at each studio, and maps of the tour can be downloaded at the website.

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

 

Agawam Exhibits/Events

Light Photography

Artist: Joshuah Chaisson
Start Date: May 1, 2014
End Date: May 31, 2014
Reception Date: Saturday, May 3, 2-4pm
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org

The young artist's photos will be featured in the main gallery of the Library. A resident of Agawam and 5th grade student at Agawam Middle School, Joshuah has been taking photographs for two years and enjoys the process of creating his own unique images. All are welcome to meet Joshuah on Saturday, May 3, 2-4pm. There will be items for patrons to purchase the day of his opening and all of Joshuah's photography will be for sale.

Contact: Judith Clini
jclini@agawamlibrary.org
413-789-1550

 

Robert Beaudry

Artist: Robert Beaudry
Start Date: May 1, 2014
End Date: May 31, 2014
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org

The woodcarvings of Robert Beaudry, member of the New England Wood Carvers and the National Woodcarver's Association and four-time winner of the New England Wood Carvers annual competition. Beaudry's art will be featured in the display cases found on the Main level of the Library. Beaudry's work features a variety of woods, ranging from white oak to jatoba, and are never painted or stained due to Beaudry's belief in the natural beauty of wood. This will be Beaudry's first public showing of his art.

Contact: Judith Clini
jclini@agawamlibrary.org
413-789-1550

 

The Peace Dove collection of Stephen Lewis

Start Date: April 1, 2014
End Date: April 30, 2014
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org

The audience will have a chance to see how different artists from different countries and cultures have utilized the symbol of the dove. While the styles and themes are very diverse, they also show the breadth of the desire of people from around the world to live in peace. The posters are from a collection of more than 4500 of Stephen Lewis.

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

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

MFA Thesis Exhibition

Artist: Priya Nadkarni
Start Date: May 1, 2014
End Date: May 8, 2014
Reception Date: Saturday, May 3, 4-7pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Priya Nadkarni's figurative paintings investigate notions of identity and social exchanges.

Contact: 413-545-0680

 

A Piece of Heaven

Artist: Terry Rooney
Start Date: March 3, 2014
End Date: May 30, 2014
Reception Date: May 1, 5-8pm
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall Gallery
Hours: 9-5
Address: 4 Boltwood Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.terryrooneyart.com

The artist, Terry Rooney asked everyone she met for 2 years "What is your heaven on earth?" The results are these multi-media monoprints which capture the sublime to the rediculous, ranging from having a baby, swimming in a lake on a hot summer's day or having an empty bladder! Whatever the answers were it was a window into the respondents soul, also a way to enjoy someone else's dreams.

Contact: Terry Rooney
terryrooneyart@gmail.com

 

Wabi-Sabi: Finding Beauty in Our Imperfect World

Artists: Rachel Folsom, Barbara Johnson
Start Date: May 1, 2014
End Date: May 31, 2014
Reception Date: Thursday, May 1, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing & Gallery
Hours: M-F 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Award winning Pioneer Valley realist painters Rachel Folsom and Barbara Johnson will be exhibiting paintings and drawings that reflect their exploration of wabi-sabi, the Japanese aesthetic of appreciating the beauty inherent in objects that are imperfect, unfinished, or show signs of wear. Artists' reception: Saturday, May 3, 4-7pm. Artists' talk: Thursday, May 22, 6:30pm.

Contact: Alex Krogh-Grabbe
413-835-0197

 

Between Men

Artist: Thomas Prutisto
Start Date: April 14, 2014
End Date: April 30, 2014
Location Name: The Herter Gallery
Hours: M-F 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: 125a Herter Hall, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/art/facilities/herter_gallery/index.html

MFA Thesis Exhibition. An experimental documentary that explores stereotypes of masculinity. Prutisto, a filmmaker in his early fifties, has a particular interest and curiosity in this subject as his own lived experience as a father and husband seems to contradict the stagnated popular definitions of what it means to be a man. Strategically, the filmmaker includes himself as an interviewee, the man behind and, through the use of mirrors in the barbershop, in front of the camera.

Contact: Thomas Prutisto
tprutisto@gmail.com

 

If I Knew This

Artist: Oliver Lake
Start Date: April 22, 2014
End Date: May 13, 2014
Location Name: Augusta Savage Gallery
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/augusta

The multi-talented saxophonist and poet displays his painting skills in a dazzling exhibit of new works.

Contact: 413-545-5177

 

Constance Hamilton

Artist: Constance Hamilton
Start Date: April 3, 2014
End Date: April 26, 2014
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thu-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

A retrospective of paintings, drawings and prints displays Hamilton's fine sensitivity to color and her handling of the mysteries of paint as it touches the canvas.

Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com

 

Recognition

Artist: Sally Curcio
Start Date: March 30, 2014
End Date: April 27, 2014
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Sally Curcio's current work examines the universal need for recognition, and both the reverence and absurdity that need inspires. Through paintings of United Nations military ribbons, YouTube videos of reality TV talent shows, and mirror sculptures that blur the subject and the object recognized, Curcio explores the human need for recognition, and the paradoxical and hopeful trend toward democratizing that recognition.

Contact: Anne Seuthe
413-545-0680

 

Water, Land, and Air

Artist: Mary Curcio
Start Date: March 30, 2014
End Date: April 27, 2014
Location Name: Hampden Studio Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Mary Curcio's paintings explore the mysteries and wonders of watercolor. As a member of the Cape Ann Watercolor Painters, Curcio paints the harbor, beaches, and rock quarries of this coastal location, both in the studio and en plein air. Her paintings are atmospheric and exude a strong sense of place.

Contact: Anne Seuthe
413-545-0680

 

From Inside The Birdhouse

Artist: Holly Curcio
Start Date: March 30, 2014
End Date: April 27, 2014
Location Name: Incubator Project Space, Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Holly Curcio makes ceramic sculptural work that deals with personal narrative and subtle humor. The pieces are primarily hand-built with layers of under-glaze, glaze, and laser decals. Curcio says "I am interested in what goes on inside a person's head. I pull imagery from my surroundings for reflection. Inside the Incubator Space I will structure ceramic forms to createa narrative that will span the entire wall's width."

Contact: Anne Seuthe
413-545-0680

 

Order Seeking Chaos

Artist: Jannine Covelli (JaCo)
Start Date: April 3, 2014
End Date: April 30, 2014
Location Name: Burnett Gallery, Jones Library
Address: 13 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst

These paintings grew from an interest and a desire to translate certain scientific concepts of time/space, orderliness and chaos into a visual form. They are translations using the language of line, color over color and manipulation (intentional or not) of restrictions set by the medium. The context of the work is an exploration of the energy created within this boundary and acts as an invitation to interact with and form a relationship with the art, its concepts and the artist.

Contact: Jannine Covelli
jpcovelli@comcast.net
413-548-4774

 

Full Circle

Artist: B.Z. Reily
Start Date: April 3, 2014
End Date: April 30, 2014
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing & Gallery
Hours: M-F 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Includes found-object wall sculptures and prints. They are constructed out of weathered and worn items, antique wood, metal scraps, fabric, gloves, and pieces from the natural world. This new work includes collagraph plates, embossed prints, and encaustics. The circle has been a reoccurring form throughout her sculptural work but she has made it central to this show and installation. Forty years ago she was a printmaking student in college so you could say she has come full circle.

Contact: Alex Krogh-Grabbe
413-835-0197

 

Camouflage, Ink, and Silence

Artist: Katy Schimert
Start Date: March 26, 2014
End Date: May 4, 2014
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: UMass Amherst
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/umca

The acclaimed American artist who works across a variety of media, including drawing, sculpture, and film. This exhibition will comprise a new series of large-scale watercolors, measuring as large as 100" x 60", as well as ceramic and glass sculptures. She uses an ancient method of casting glass and ceramics, making forms through a process of heating and cooling. March 26, 6pm: Artist in Conversation, with noted poet and art critic John Yau.

Contact: 413-545-3670

 

A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era

Start Date: March 5, 2014
End Date: May 10, 2014
Location Name: W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level
Address: UMass Amherst
City/Town: Amherst
Website: bit.ly/lalh2014

A panel exhibition from the Library of American Landscape History. Beginning in the late nineteenth century, new fortunes in the United States made it possible for many city dwellers to commission country estates. Rising cultural aspirations, a widespread belief in the salutary benefits of country life, the availability of beautiful land, and growing numbers of landscape practitioners set the stage for thousands of such places.

Contact: Leslie Schaler
413-545-0162

 

Fractured: The Modern Nude

Start Date: March 26, 2014
End Date: May 4, 2014
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: UMass Amherst
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/umca

2014 Annual Curatorial Fellowship Exhibition. Curated by M.A. candidates Brittany Mayo and Maureen McVeigh. This year's show explores the nuances of the fragmented body in modern photography and drawings from the collection of UMCA. The exhibition asks its audience to consider the way they perceive the body when confronted with a part rather than the whole. What is the subject of the work: that which is seen or unseen? Does the part retain its original form and meaning, or does it become something else entirely?

Contact: 413-545-3670

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Paintings

Artist: Elizabeth Brownlow
Start Date: April 14, 2014
End Date: June 18, 2014
Location Name: Easthampton City Hall Gallery
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm
Address: 50 Payson Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

In the tradition of by the twentieth-century American Tonalists and their Barbizon predecessors, Elizabeth Brownlow captures the New England landscape with luminescent oils.

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

 

Horses and Their Friends

Artist: Erica Damon
Start Date: April 9, 2014
End Date: May 28, 2014
Location Name: Greater Easthampton Chamber Gallery
Hours: M-F 8:30am-4pm
Address: 33 Union Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Artist Erica Damon has loved horses for as long as she can remember. It isn't always the most spectacular horses that catches Damon's eye. She is searching for the uncommon qualities that each dynamic horse exudes.

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

 

Extended People

Artist: Jieun Shin
Start Date: April 7, 2014
End Date: May 2, 2014
Location Name: Loft Parlor
Hours: M-F 10am-5pm
Address: 180 Pleasant Street, Third Floor
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.theloftparlor.com

Jieun Shin is the recipient of a 2014 MCC Drawing Fellowship. Shin has an MFA from UMass Amherst and an MFA in Information Design from Ewha Woman's University, Seoul Korea. Shin has shown her work nationally and internationally.

Contact: Kim Carlino
loftparlor180@gmail.com
413-695-3514

 

Small Works at Small Oven

Artist: Michael Sjostedt
Start Date: April 12, 2014
End Date: April 30, 2014
Location Name: Small Oven
Hours: Tue-Sat 7am-3pm, Sun 8am-2pm
Address: 36 Union Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/268198370021254

Eight new 7 x 7 framed original works on display, plus three recent framed prints from his "Portrait Vortex" show.

 

Artists at the Crossroads

Artist: group show
Start Date: April 12, 2014
End Date: May 3, 2014
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street / Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.bigredframe.com

An eclectic group of Western Mass professional artists providing fine art, including; painting, mixed media, jewelry & sculpture.

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

 

Inside My Pocket

Artist: Lauren Parent
Start Date: April 4, 2014
End Date: April 29, 2014
Location Name: Easthampton City Arts+ Gallery
Hours: Mon-Thur & Sat, 12-6pm
Address: 43 Main Street, suite 2
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Instead of using the traditional format of hanging drawings on the wall, Lauren Parent displays her three-dimensional prints horizontally. This shift in perspective speaks to the increasingly complicated relationship that humans have to landscape. Visually inspired by aerial landscapes, topographical models and radiographic images, Parent's meditative and explosive work invites a sense of discovery into new terrains.

Contact: Burns Maxey
info@EasthamptonCityArts.com
413-527-8278

 

On Location

Artist: John M. Murphy
Start Date: April 12, 2014
End Date: May 7, 2014
Location Name: Nash Gallery
Hours: Tues-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.nashgalleryart.com

Paintings that have a loose, spontaneous feel have always drawn my interest. My work is a response to color and shape and the effects of light on objects. I enjoy the freedom of working outside the studio (Plein Air) for the opportunity to capture something special. Residing within the Connecticut River Valley gives me the opportunity to paint in a variety of environments, from cities to farmland, mountains as well as the coastline. John earned a BFA in Painting and Graphic Design from UMASS.

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

 

BUTCH: Not Like Other the Girls

Artist: SD Holman
Start Date: April 4, 2014
End Date: May 4, 2014
Location Name: Mill Arts Project (MAP) at Eastworks
Hours: Wed-Sat 12-6pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, suite 137
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.sdholman.com

A photographic exploration of the liminal spaces occupied by female masculinity in contemporary communities. Holman delineates Butch as "an inclusive site of resistance to limitations on the way women, gender, and sexuality are still defined." The images honor the beauty, power and diversity of women who transgress the gender binary, with subjects reflecting the many sizes, shapes, ethnicities, and styles of Butch. The transversal dialectic of female masculinity is celebrated here -- unapologetic and undiluted.

Contact: Burns Maxey
info@EasthamptonCityArts.com
413-527-8278

 

Transforming Aging Experience Through Photography

Artist: Bruce Barone
Start Date: April 1, 2014
End Date: April 30, 2014
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

I specialize in portrait, nature, food, and documentary photography. I am also a published writer, art consultant, and gourmet cook. I love family get-togethers, and cats and dogs. And red wine. Photography is my passion. Child of an Iowa farm girl and a Vaudeville tap-dancer, I believe I have been a gift. A gift for seeing beauty--creating artful, remarkable, memorable photographs. My clients call it "distinctive photography with soul."

Contact: Sarah Gauger
sgauger@lathrop.kendal.org
413-586-0006

 

Paint Misbehavin'

Artist: Luke J. Cavagnac
Start Date: February 8, 2014
End Date: May 2014
Location Name: The Invisible Fountain
Hours: M-F + sometimes on the weekend
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street Suite #206
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.invisiblefountain.com

No one to talk with - all by myself. No one to walk with but I'm happy on the shelf. Paint misbehavin' - I'm saving all my art for all. The Invisible Fountain is where Cavagnac paints and displays his "Art". Hundreds and hundreds of different paintings on display everyday.

Contact: 413-896-8073

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Imperfect Nostalgia: Homesickness for Places You've Never Been

Artist: Hilary Emerson Lay
Start Date: May 1, 2014
End Date: June 30, 2014
Reception Date: Thursday, May 1, 5-8pm
Location Name: Cup and Top
Address: 1 North Main Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.hilaryemersonlay.com

A series of large-scale paintings based on original photographs of abandoned houses, haunting landscapes, and odd still-lives, all designed to fill you with a strange sense of deja-vu.

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

 

Artisan of the Month

Artist: Draper Harris
Start Date: May 3, 2014
End Date: May 30, 2014
Reception Date: Saturday, May 3, 6-8pm
Location Name: Groundings Reiki Center
Address: 7 Main Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: artisticdrapes.weebly.com

Groundings Reiki Center welcomes Artistic Drapes as May Artisan of the Month. Join us at the free opening reception, Saturday, May 3. Draper Harris is excited to share his nature inspired original acrylic paintings draped with his energy, love and spirit. Enjoy this free, open-to-the-public exhibition all May!

Contact: Draper Harris
artisticdrapes@gmail.com
413-455-4918

 

MAY DAY: Florence Night Out

Date: May 1, 5-8pm (post show: 8-9pm)
Location Name: various locations
Address: Downtown
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.facebook.com/events/679966155396162/

FLORENCE NIGHT OUT will offer lovers of art, music, dance, film and local businesses an event to help usher in the spring and celebrate community. The unprecedented event was the brainchild of local artist, Donnabelle Casis, who wanted to pool all of the creative energy in Florence into one big festival. The event will start with the rite of spring dance: a May Day Maypole dance by the Marlboro Morris Men and a clog dance by the Guided Star Clog Morris troupe at the Trinity Row Triangle green at 5pm.

Contact: Donnabelle Casis
d_casis@yahoo.com
413-320-2828

 

Earthscapes: Sculptural Books and Monotypes

Artist: Susan Rostow
Start Date: April 8, 2014
End Date: May 10, 2014
Location Name: The Sanford Gallery @ Zea Mays Printmaking
Hours: Tues-Wed 11-8, Thurs-Sat 11-4
Address: 20 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com

Rostow's sculptural books were created from monotypes bound with a mixture of mud, glue, pigment, tree fungus, roots, bones and shells. The artist invites the viewer to touch and interact with her pieces as all the tactile qualities are not visible at once. Surprise elements reveal themselves in the process of turning the pages. As the viewer becomes engaged in the sight, feel and smell of the piece, they experience a sense of visiting a strange but familiar place.

Contact: shel@zeamaysprintmaking.com
413-584-1783

 

Cindy Lutz Kornet

Artist: Cindy Lutz Kornet
Start Date: March 2, 2014
End Date: April 30, 2014
Location Name: Cup and Top
Address: 1 North Main Street, suite 2
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.cupandtop.com

Cindy Lutz Kornet has been creating art since the late sixties. She has been designing jewelry and wearable art bags for the last 20 years. Her work has been sold sold at local fairs, some stores and by special order. After an initial private session with Florence artist Donna Estabrooks, Cindy decided she was ready to paint and show her art to the world! Her inspiration comes from nature and spirit.

Contact: Cindy Lutz Kornet
artsoul@comcast.net
413-567-6846

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Alchemy Artisan Fair

Date: Saturday, April 26, 10am-6pm & Sunday, April 27, 11am-4pm
Location Name: Gateway City Arts
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.alchemyfair.com

Alchemy is a new kind of craft and entertainment fair. Our philosophy: Hand made quality goods should be attainable to everyone. Learning how to make things, is good for everyone! Alchemy will offer hand made goods from local makers with a majority under $75. Mini-workshops will teach people how to make new stuff either for free, or for a small fee.

Contact: Malea Rhodes
alchemyfair@yahoo.com

 

2014 Holyoke Community College Student Art Exhibition

Start Date: April 14, 2014
End Date: May 8, 2014
Location Name: Taber Art Gallery, Holyoke Community College
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: thetaberartgallery.blogspot.com

The HCC Student Art Show is held in 3 locations throughout the HCC campus: The Taber Gallery and the Library Showcases on the 2nd floor of the Donahue bldg; the Art Dept. on the 2nd floor of C bldg; and the 3rd floor of G bldg. in the Media Center. All locations are open to the public during regular school sessions (excepting the Taber Gallery which is open Mon-Thurs 10am-6pm).

Contact: Amy Johnquest
413-552-2614

 

Work and Culture

Artist: Deborah Baronas
Start Date: March 8, 2014
End Date: April 28, 2014
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Hours: Sat-Mon 12-4pm
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.wistariahurst.org

Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Baronas has captured the lives of RI and MA 19th century textile mill workers, domestic servants and tobacco farm field hands, whose cultural histories are reflected in hand stenciled scrims, paintings, artifacts, and other media. These become part of the backdrop and commentary, both literally and figuratively in her upcoming show. Admission to gallery $3.

Contact: Marjorie Latham
lathamm@holyoke.org
413-322-5660

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons

Artist: Jon J Muth
Start Date: April 14, 2014
End Date: April 30, 2014
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: M-W 10am-6pm, Thur-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.RMichelson.com

Featuring original watercolor paintings from Jon J Muth's newest book "Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons".

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

 

Artist Talk: Solitude or Alone

Artist: Genevieve Burnett
Date: Thursday, April 24, 6:30-8pm
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.anchorhouseartists.org

Since 1962, the oil painter Genevieve Burnett has kept a running journal in cursive, filling over 100 spiral bound notebooks, documenting her life and times as an artist living on the edge. This event features a reading from the preliminary draft of a compiled, annotated biography, an exhibit of paintings hitherto unseen and a slideshow of artworks from the extensive library of documents from an artist's life. Seating Limited. Advanced reservations $8, At door $10.

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

 

Earthen Watercolors

Artist: M D Tillyer
Start Date: April 24, 2014
End Date: May 10, 2014
Reception Date: Thursday, April 24, 5pm
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton

This is a small show of new watercolors made of nontraditional pigments held in Gum Arabic.

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

 

Watercolors

Artist: Nancy Caffall
Start Date: May 1, 2014
End Date: May 31, 2014
Reception Date: May 6, 6-8pm
Location Name: Northampton Senior Center
Hours: M-F 8:15am-4pm & W 5:30-9pm
Address: 7 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nancycaffall.com

Watercolors depicting New England themes from seascapes to landscapes, old farm vehicles, flowers, mill buildings of Easthampton and more. Ms. Caffall is a member of the Easthampton Art Guild and has shown at ECA+ Small Works, Cooley-Dickinson Hospital, Easthampton Lathrop Community, Nash Gallery Plien Air Competition.

Contact: Nancy Caffall
ncaffall@gmail.com
413-387-9534

 

Northampton High School Student Art Exhibition

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 1, 2014
End Date: May 28, 2014
Reception Date: Friday, May 9, 5-7pm
Location Name: Forbes Library, Hosmer Gallery
Hours: M & W 9-9, Tu & Th 1-5, F-Sa 9-5
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Student work from classes in Foundations of Art, Drawing & Painting 1, Ceramics 1 & 2, Graphic Design, Honors Art 1-4, and Woodworking will be displayed. NHS has an outstanding art program led by teacher Lisa Leary, and many students have won awards for their work.

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

 

Crown

Artist: Jenni Sussman
Start Date: April 11, 2014
End Date: May 2, 2014
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historic-northampton.org

This exhibition in the series Contemporary Art at Historic Northampton features drawings and multimedia sculptural wall pieces made by Jenni Sussman. The artist combines themes from contemporary fashion design, abstracted and invented body systems, with forms inspired by sewing techniques and textures from Historic Northampton's Women's Headwear collection.

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

 

The Art of the Hooked Rug: Contemporary Versions of a Traditional Technique

Artists: Jill St.Coeur, Margaret Bruzelius, Deidre Muccio, Gary Niswonger, Sheena See, Jan Stenson, Jan Whitaker
Start Date: April 11, 2014
End Date: May 30, 2014
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historic-northampton.org

Original hooked rugs by area artists will be shown alongside an example of a traditional mid-19th Century hooked rug from Historic Northampton's collection. Like most of the rugs in the collection, this example is made using a pre-printed pattern with suggested color schemes. In contrast, the artists included in the exhibit take a more abstract and personal approach to the hooked rug, creating a wide variety of individualized designs with a bold use of color and hooking techniques unique to each artist.

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

 

Like a Dream

Artist: Andrea Newland
Start Date: April 11, 2014
End Date: May 7, 2014
Location Name: Living Art Studio
Hours: Tue-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 219 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.andreanewland.com

A kaleidoscope of colors with dark shadows sneaking in, abstract compositions make way to recognizable forms. Figures inhabit surreal spaces, like a place you saw in a dream. I like to use mixed media to create a variety of styles of paintings. Abstract, representational and figurative, they sometimes meet in the middle.

Contact: Alisa Inderieden
thelivingartstudio@gmail.com
413-584-3758

 

Fine Art Photography to Accompany Fine Wine

Artist: Ellen Koteen
Start Date: April 6, 2014
End Date: May 3, 2014
Location Name: Provisions
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 12-6pm
Address: 30 Crafts Avenue
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.ellenkoteenphotographs.com

This exhibit covers the range of nature photography portrayed by Koteen's work, from the soft, painterly quality contained in two works on canvas in Tuscan colors to the sharp, detail oriented macro flower photography.

Contact: Ellen Koteen
e-l-k@comcast.net
413-210-5141

 

Travel

Artist: Justin Kim
Start Date: April 11, 2014
End Date: April 27, 2014
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Recent work by Justin Kim. The show will include large mixed media landscapes on paper combining grand tradition of painting with a contemporary sensibility, exploring themes including pastiche, authenticity, physical presence and the relationship between technology and the artist's hand. His work generates tension between artifice and reality while challenging traditional painting structures.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Grand Nature

Artist: Elizabeth Solley Caine
Start Date: April 11, 2014
End Date: April 27, 2014
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Exploration of the dramatic landscape of the American West through colorful paintings, drawings and mono-prints.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

The Power of Now

Artist: Janice Sorensen
Start Date: April 11, 2014
End Date: May 8, 2014
Location Name: Bang Bang Body Arts
Hours: mon-thurs 11am-8pm, fri-sat 11am-10pm, sun 12-6pm
Address: 7 Armory Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.bangbangbodyarts.com

Mixed media transparencies.

Contact: tiffany
bangbangbodyarts@gmail.com

 

Prestidigitizations: Exploring the Magic of Imaging Software

Artist: Jim Gambaro
Start Date: April 1, 2014
End Date: April 30, 2014
Location Name: Locust Street Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: jimgambarophotography.zenfolio.com

Gambaro will show some Photoshop slight-of-hand exhibiting the final version of each work displayed with a smaller image of the original photo or photos. "When people hear that a digital image has been 'photoshopped,' many hear that as another way of saying the image has been distorted or manipulated, that the viewer has been cheated in some fashion of a 'real' experience. Balderdash. Haven't film photographers always massaged their images with filters, or timing and chemistry, or retouching?"

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

 

Marion Abrams, Karl Knapp, Melissa Caldwell, Monica Vachula

Artists: Marion Abrams, Karl Knapp, Melissa Caldwell, Monica Vachula
Start Date: April 2, 2014
End Date: April 29, 2014
Location Name: Forbes Library, Hosmer Gallery
Hours: M & W 9-9, Tu & Th 1-5, F-Sa 9-5
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Pysanky Eggs by Marion Abrams. Paintings and Handmade Lamps by Karl Knapp. Miniature Paintings by Melissa Caldwell. Paintings: Original Illustrations by Monica Vachula.

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

 

Confrontations

Artist: Turi MacCombie
Start Date: April 1, 2014
End Date: May 31, 2014
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: M-W 10am-6pm, Thur-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.RMichelson.com

Features large scale animal watercolors on a progressive theme of loss and redemption.

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

 

Paper Moons and Cardboard Seas

Artist: Mike Metzger
Start Date: April 6, 2014
End Date: April 27, 2014
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

With a new show of his recent works collage artist Mike Metzger is excited to be returning to the A.P.E. Gallery after four years of guzzling cooking wine from paper bags and sleeping in parks. Mike's varied background is evidenced in his art work, themes running the gamut from the realms of childhood, wildlife, show business and art, coupled with a satirical, humorous and, overall, a genuine love for his cultural heritage.

Contact: 413-586-5553

 

Creative Colleagues

Artists: Smith College Libraries staff members
Start Date: February 10, 2014
End Date: May 27, 2014
Location Name: Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library (3rd floor)
Hours: 10am-9pm every day
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: sites.google.com/a/smith.edu/creative-colleagues/

Here is your chance to see what librarians do when they're not at work! This exhibition, in honor of the retirement of Mimi Lempart, includes watercolors, photographs, poetry, videos, knitting, quilting, pottery, and more, all by members of the Smith College Libraries staff. Many of the items on display are the result of collaborations among work colleagues.

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

 

The Eye is a Door

Artist: Anne Whiston Spirn
Start Date: January 31, 2014
End Date: August 31, 2014
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Hours: Tu-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4, 2nd Fri 10-8
Address: Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/artmuseum

Showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn. This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn's photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy-the ability to read and analyze visual information.

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

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

Water Dance to the CT River

Date: Saturday, April 26, 8:15pm
Location Name: Riverview Picnic Area
Address: Ferry Road
City/Town: Northfield

A public sound and light ceremony and a gesture of appreciation to the Connecticut River, the citizens, and action groups who protect it. Gratitude is a powerful force when generated by a group. Phyllis Labanowski (celebration artist) and Ricardo Frota (Brazilian sound artist) will be joined by a hardy group of local volunteers. Arrive for the 7:43 sunset. Bring something to sit on and dress warm (the evening breezes off the river can be cold when the sun goes down).

Contact: Phyllis Labanowski
phyllislabanowski@comcast.net
413-369-9985

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Beauty and Imagination

Artist: Julie Hall Rocke
Start Date: April 30, 2014
End Date: May 26, 2014
Reception Date: Saturday, May 3, 5-8pm
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm, closed Tues
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

A retrospective of the work of one of our founders. Julie, who lived many years with her husband, Ken Rocke, in Heath, passed away unexpectedly on September 23, 2013. The retrospective will show the wonderful imagery and color of Julie's work, much of it representing her imaginative memories of her life and work in Guatemala. Many pieces in the exhibit will be from private collections. Julie is remembered as an extraordinary artist and nurturing and devoted friend by many whose lives she touched.

Contact: 413-625-9324

 

Country Life

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 26, 2014
End Date: April 28, 2014
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm, closed Tues
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

A group show featuring paintings, fiber art, jewelry, photography, wood and pottery by our 50 member artists in the Shelburne Arts Cooperative.

Contact: 413-625-9324

 

A Life of Painting

Artist: Elice Davis Pieropan
Start Date: March 1, 2014
End Date: April 28, 2014
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Fri-Mon 10am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Elice Davis Pieropan, or Mimi as everyone knew her, was an immensely prolific artist. When I visited her daughter Pam's gallery/studio in Bernardston, every spare surface was stacked with works and the walls covered with framed watercolors and oils. The collection is predominantly plein air works from the seacoast as well as landscapes from right here in West County. All the pieces let the richness of the land come through. These paintings are alive.

Contact: Donna Gates
salmonfalls@megaplanet.com
413-325-7664

 

South Deerfield Exhibits/Events

Close to Home

Artists: Candace Bradbury-Carlin, Bryan Higgins, Alicia Renadette, Kerry St. Laurent, Jane Trigere, Marcia R. Wise
Start Date: April 6, 2014
End Date: May 30, 2014
Location Name: Deerfield Arts Bank
Hours: Wed-Fri 1-4, Sun 1-4
Address: 3 Sugarloaf Street
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.deerfieldartsbank.com

Deerfield Arts Bank is please to announce it's inaugural exhibition will feature mostly Deerfield artists and guests. This exhibition will take us on a textural and spiritual journeys through various media featuring impressionistic paintings of water, reuse of rescued fabric history, recycled-material art and mixed media clay and fabric installations.

Contact: Terry Rooney
terryrooneyart@gmail.com
413-665-0123

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

5 Narratives

Artists: Faith Lund, Lydia Kann Nettler, Imo Nse Imeh, Laura Radwell, Tom Wyatt
Start Date: March 1, 2014
End Date: October 1, 2014
Location Name: The MassMutual Center
Address: 1277 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.massmutualcenter.com/art

Multiple works from 5 local artists all expressed through various mediums, methods, and techniques.

Contact: Laura Radwell
lr@radwell.com
413-320-8134

 

Steampunk Springfield: Re-Inventing an Industrial City

Artists: Bruce Rosenbaum, other regional Steampunk artists
Start Date: March 22, 2014
End Date: September 28, 2014
Location Name: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum & Wood Museum of Springfield's History
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

The remarkable new exhibition at the Springfield Museums. Guest curated by Bruce Rosenbaum, dubbed the "Evangelist of Steampunk" by Wired Magazine, Steampunk Springfield combines fantastical large-scale exhibits with a series of lectures, gatherings, and happenings in and around Springfield to help spur a re-imagining of the city's future. Check www.facebook.com/SteampunkSpringfieldMA to get the latest news and events.

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

 

Favorite Faces from Faraway Places

Artist: Amy S. Dane
Start Date: March 12, 2014
End Date: May 1, 2014
Location Name: Baystate Medical Center
Address: Daly Building
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.amydaneadventures.com

The 40 photographs lining the corridor to the MRI wing will display faces from twenty different countries worldwide. Dane, a lifelong Longmeadow resident, describes herself as "a travel addict who loves to take pictures." She believes that travel builds bridges and promotes tolerance and understanding between diverse cultures. Her favorite subject is people. Since hospitals are dedicated to helping and healing people, Dane considers Baystate Medical Center a most fitting venue for her work.

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

 

Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico

Artist: Josie Vargas
Start Date: September 10, 2013
End Date: May 11, 2014
Location Name: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org

Artist Josie Vargas colorful watercolor paintings are inspired by foliage on the island of Puerto Rico as well as locations in Mexico and the Bronx Botanical Gardens in New York. The artist takes photographs during her travels to tropical locations and then returns to her studio to paint. Vargas fills the paper with rich, saturated color reflecting the mood of tropical islands.

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

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Transformagination: the Surreal Collage Art of Tiffany Heerema

Artist: Tiffany Heerema
Start Date: May 1, 2014
End Date: June 7, 2014
Reception Date: Thursday, May 15, 5-8pm
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: W-Th 4-6, Fri-Sat 1-6, and by appt
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

It's the nature of things to serve many purposes other than that which was originally intended, and in the realm of pure imagination, of course, the possibilities are endless. A seashell becomes a boat or a hideaway. An arch in the rock functions as a TV nook. Greek columns are barstools at the soda fountain of the gods. Treat yourself to a fantastic alternative reality at Nina's Nook during the month of May!

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

 

Look At Me!

Artist: William Accorsi
Start Date: March 19, 2014
End Date: April 26, 2014
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: W-Th 4-6, Fri-Sat 1-6, and by appt
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

Featuring playful wooden sculptures by William Accorsi. Created over the last 7 years, some of the 65 sculptures presented here serve as children's banks, others as mirrors or curious puzzles. Other art works include original scenes from the pages of Accorsi's many children's books, created in felt, fabric and thread and decorated with wire, buttons, and wood. Accorsi has culled illustrations from hundred-year old childrens magazines to collage many of these new items.

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

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Temporal and Terrestrial

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 6, 2014
End Date: May 3, 2014
Location Name: Westfield State University Downtown Art Gallery
Hours: Tue, Wed & Fri 2-5 pm; Thur 2-7pm, Sat 1-5pm
Address: 105 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfield.ma.edu/offices-services/art-galleries/downtown-art-gallery

An exhibit which focuses on nature and the various ways it can be recreated by using a combination of observable and imagined images. This exhibit includes egg tempera paintings and silverpoint drawings by Westfield State University alumna Diane Savino, Carol A. O'Neill, Banjie Nicholas, and Leslie Anderson.

Contact: Molly Watson
413-454-3926

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Works on Paper

Sponsoring Group Name: Deerfield Arts Bank
Submission Due Date: May 3
Submission Fees: $25
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.deerfieldartsbank.com

Call for Art from artists in Western MA for Works on Paper (unframed), will be curated by Terry Rooney, founder of the Amherst Biennial, Jane Trigere, Director for Deerfield Arts Bank, & Loretta Yarlow, Director of the University Museum of Contemporary Arts at UMASS for the Summer exhibition (June/July) at the new Deerfield Arts Bank. Artwork should be no more than 36" in any direction 2D & 3D considered. Download application from website.

Contact: Terry Rooney
terryrooneyart@gmail.com
413-665-0123

 

Amherst Public Art Commission bi-monthly exhibits

Sponsoring Group Name: Amherst Public Art Commission
Submission Due Date: June 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst

The Amherst Public Art Commission invites artists to submit their proposals and resumes for its bi-monthly exhibits in the Amherst Town Hall for the year beginning July 2014. Exhibitors will participate in the monthly Amherst Art Walk. There are no entry fees or participation fees. Both established and emerging talents are welcome.

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

 

Makers Market at Green River Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: Green River Festival
Submission Due Date: May 1 for best rates
Submission Fees: $200 and up
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.greenriverfestival.com/vendors.html

Seeking fresh new craft vendors for this years festival. Juried show for handmade only. See website for information.

Contact: Tiffany Hilton
makersmarket@signaturesounds.com
413-824-6506

 

Public Hanging in Greenfield

Sponsoring Group Name: Artspace Community Arts Center
Submission Due Date: April 28-30
Submission Fees: $25
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.franklyarts.com

This is a non-juried exhibit (May 5 - June 27), and artists, of all ages and styles, are invited to submit 3 works of art. All work must be ready to hang or to be displayed. 2D work should be no larger than 4 ft sq. There is a $25 fee to participate in the exhibit. Delivery dates are April 28, 29 & 30, 1-6pm. A reception for the artists will be held on Friday, May 23, 5:30pm. The public is invited to attend.

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

 

Tracing: A Multi-Media Collaborative Design Residency

Sponsoring Group Name: Tracing
Submission Due Date: April 22
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: docs.google.com/forms/d/1Gq1hebmTFeuVClml-YB-y_W17t8lWDkrEdXruaq6nwI/viewform

A month long residency (May 1st-June 2nd 2014) curated and facilitated by Emelia Brumbaugh and Olana Flynn as part of the Mill Arts Project. The residency will provide up to four artists the opportunity to engage in their personal practice while simultaneously establishing a collaborative process with each other. The residency will culminate in a multi-media performance or installation collaboratively created by participants.

Contact: Olana Flynn
olana.flynn@gmail.com
917-370-4504

 

Abandoned Building Brewery: Call to Artists

Sponsoring Group Name: Abandoned Building Brewery
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.abandonedbuildingbrewery.com

Exhibit your work in Abandoned Building Brewery's Tasting Room, Easthampton's newest brewery located in the Mill District at 142 Pleasant Street. Submit a description of your work and links or attachments of representative images of your work via email.

Contact: Matt Tarlecki
abandonedbuildingbrewery@gmail.com
413-282-7062

 

Hilltown Arts Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: Arts Alive in the Hilltowns
Submission Fees: $20 for 12x12 space
City/Town: Worthington

Calling All Artists. Arts Alive in the hilltowns is having our Hilltown Arts Festival on Saturday, July 12, 10-4. Email for more info and an application form.

Contact: Natalie Stafford
natStafford72@gmail.com

 

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

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: May 31, 2014
Submission Fees: $25 per entry before May 29, $30 after.
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends.htm

All 3D Art Objects must be original and made by the artist/artisan. Categories: 1. Sculpture - Traditional/Single Media - object created using a single material, such as, but not limited to, stone, bronze, cast, wood, ceramics, plastic. 2. Sculpture - Contemporary/Mixed Media - object combines more than one material including recyclables and found objects. 3. Artisan/Craft - Jewelry/Metals/Glass. 4. Artisan/Craft - Furniture/Wood/Fabrics. 5. Artisan/Craft - Ceramics/Gourds. Show Dates: June 2-23, 2014.

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

 

Off the Wall at The Old Mill Inn

Sponsoring Group Name: The Old Mill Inn
City/Town: Hatfield
Website: oldmillinn.ma/off-the-wall-at-the-old-mill-inn/

A new program this spring seeking new and original artwork for display and available for purchase on a consignment basis. Entitled 'Off the Wall', The Old Mill Inn will feature works by artists throughout the Pioneer Valley. It is a rare opportunity for locals and tourist alike to purchase original pieces at the very reasonable prices. Artists are asked to submit work priced at three different tiers of $100, $200, or $300. See website for more information.

Contact: georg@oldmillinn.ma
413-247-3301

 

Amherst Public Art Commission Membership Openings

Sponsoring Group Name: Amherst Public Art Commission
City/Town: Amherst

The Amherst Public Art Commission is looking for artists/interested people to join the Commission. Applicants must be residents of Amherst. The purpose of the commission is to foster a greater community awareness of public art, and through public art to promote cultural diversity and an improved quality of life for Amherst's citizens. 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

 

Gallery on the Green at the 35th Annual Long Meddowe Days

Sponsoring Group Name: The Longmeadow Historical Society
Submission Due Date: April 25, 2014
Submission Fees: $75 for a 15' X 15' space (spaces may be shared for this fee by two artists)
City/Town: Longmeadow
Website: www.longmeddowedays.com

Graphic artists and photographers are invited to exhibit in this always popular and well attended Gallery on the Green. Prints and note cards can be sold. Drawing or painting is encouraged on site. The Gallery will be advertised and publicized extensively. Applications on website. Gallery dates: Sat-Sun, May 17 (9am-5pm) and May 18 (11am-5pm). Free pancake breakfast on Saturday for exhibitors.

Contact: Stuart A. Warshaw
stucreations@gmail.com
413-531-9414

 

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.com

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

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

 

Art Walk Easthampton

Sponsoring Group Name: Art Walk Easthampton
Submission Due Date: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.artwalkeasthampton.org

Art Walk Easthampton invites artists to submit their resumes and proposals to www.artwalkeasthampton.org for participation in Art Walks. There are no entry fees or participation fees. Both established and emerging talents are welcome. There are opportunities for indoor exhibitions and shows as well as for sidewalk/outdoor performances. All opportunities are non-paid. Proposals for visual, music or performance art are made available to Art Walk Easthampton venues for their independent consideration.

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

 

Classes & Workshops

Grisaille Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesdays 11am-2pm, April 30 - June 4
Fee: $375
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.barbarajohnsonworkshops.com

This workshop is an exploration, in oil, of the "camaieu", a painting done in shades of grey. Mastering the method of monochromatic painting is ideal for studying the intricacies of light and shadow that lie beneath color and indispensable to understanding color temperature.

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

 

Basic Drawing from Eye to Hand

Date & Time: 9am-4pm, May 18-23
Fee: $575 (days) $760 (overnight inclusive)
Organization: Snow Farm the New England Craft Program
Address: 5 Clary Road
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: www.snowfarm.org

Whether you think you can't draw or want to jump to the next skill level, this course will help you learn to see while learning to draw. We will explore line quality, gesture, proportion, and value to develop the eye and hand. Simple materials such as charcoal, pencil, and a limited palette of black, red, and white allow you to focus on expressive drawing. Students will engage in creative exercises and receive individual feedback to develop confidence.

Contact: Elizabeth Stone
ehstoneart@gmail.com
413-268-3101

 

Classical Painting Techniques Workshops

Date & Time: Tuesday Evenings 6:30-9:30pm & Friday Mornings 9:30am-12:30pm, May 5 & May 9, June 9 & June 13
Fee: $375
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.barbarajohnsonworkshops.com

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

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

 

ART STOP

Date & Time: ongoing weekly art classes, through May 31
Fee: ost varies depending on class
Organization: Sunny Avenue Arts Studio
Class Location: Paragon Arts & Industry Building
Address: 150 Pleasant Street, Studio #348
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.sunavestudio.com

ART STOP offers a variety of art classes and is designed with an open time frame to accommodate the busy schedules in peoples lives. Stop to take time to explore your creative side.

Contact: Joanne Lucia
sunavestudio@yahoo.com
413-695-3312

 

IDEA + FORM = BOOK

Date & Time: Thursday evenings, 6-9pm, May 8-29
Fee: $275 members, $300 non-members
Class Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.eamaysprintmaking.com/idea-form-book/

Join us for an exploration of how the book form can expand your imagery and ideas about content. We'll start with simple books and progress to more complex variations of sewn, folded and adhesive structures, investigating the many ways that form and content can interact. You'll learn the basics of making books and choosing a structure that suits your idea. We'll spend time with technical instruction, guided exercises in generating content and imagery, and simple printing to create pages.

Contact: Meredith
meredith.broberg@gmail.com
413-584-1783

 

Children's Book Illustration with Linda Graves

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm, April 30 - May 28
Fee: $125
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

This class will concentrate on illustrating a book for children, from concept, to thumbnails, to rough sketches, and then final sketches, to final painting or drawing. We will also work on maintaining consistency in the execution, the flow of the book, as well as creating some excitement in the variation of the pictures. Any medium the participants desire to use will be fine. Participants should choose a story they would like to illustrate and bring it to the first session.

Contact: Roc Goudreau
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Watercolor

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 3-5pm, April 30 - May 28
Fee: $190
Class Location: Paula Gottlieb Studio
Address: 237 Stage Road
City/Town: Cummington
Website: www.paulagottlieb.com

This is a class for beginners but if you are beyond the basics you are welcome to attend, paint at your level, and check in for critiques. Will cover basic watercolor techniques, color theory and its application for painting the landscape, methods of looking at the landscape, both in photos and from life... the last few classes will meet outdoors, weather permitting.

Contact: Paula Gottlieb
paulagottliebart@gmail.com
413-634-0066

 

Crash Course in Pastels

Date & Time: Thursdays 1-3pm, May 22 & 29, June 5 & 12
Fee: $160 (includes materials)
Class Location: Artspace Community Arts Center
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.franklyarts.com

This class will allow you to explore subjects while building skill and confidence in your handling of the medium. For beginners and those with drawing experience, the sessions will include manipulation of pastels, exploration of surfaces, opportunities to create finished artworks and offers an open environment of sharing knowledge and posing questions with individual attention. Topics for class discussions include composition, value ranges, perspective, color and light.

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

 

Stop Whining and Draw!

Date & Time: Sunday, April 27, 11am-3pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.facebook.com/events/689217214470463/

Enjoy making art without whining, grumbling or thinking out loud. To reserve a place, please send a $50 deposit check to: Dean Nimmer 146 Allyn St, Holyoke, MA 01040

Contact: Dean Nimmer
deannimmer@gmail.com

 

Mosaic Mirror Frame

Date & Time: Thursday, May 1, 6-9pm & Thursday, May 8, 6-9pm
Fee: $80
Class Location: Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 126
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.knack.org/blog/mosaic-mirror-frame

If you have ever broken a beautiful dish and wished you could use the pieces for something... this is the class for you! Learn how to use broken pottery, ceramic tiles and unique found objects to create a beautiful framed mirror. You will learn how to cut pottery shards into usable pieces, and how to use them to form patterns and simple designs. We will discuss the use of color and texture in mosaics, as well as which adhesives are best.

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

 

Oil Painting with Val Bassett, BFA, MSM

Class Location: at the instructor's home
City/Town: Florence

This mixed level oil painting class meets weekly in Florence. AM and PM sessions are open, both private and semi-private lessons available. Students work in a comfortable and supportive environment at the instructor's home in Florence, working from still life and photographs. All styles of painting welcome. Student and professional references available upon request. Please contact the instructor for more info.

Contact: Val Bassett
bassettpainting@gmail.com
413-563-3538

 

Pastel Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, April 26, 9am-2pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

Pastel is an ideal medium for artists of all levels, but its accessible working qualities particularly suit beginners. In this workshop, instruction will deal with drawing and values of colors, layering and blending of the soft pastels and final treatment of the surface. Instruction is personal and each person will be led through the various stages of the picture. Please bring a set of pastels and Mi-Teintes Brand paper (toned color, not white).

Contact: Roc Goudreau
413-277-6072

 

Acrylic Landscape Painting

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 10am-12pm, May 7 - June 11
Fee: $295 plus materials, list provided at registration
Organization: Lynne Adams Art
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.lynneadamsart.com

This six week acrylic painting class is designed for all levels of experience!! This special method of teaching breaks the painting process into simple, direct steps, making the painting process very manageable and rewarding. Color theory will be studied to give students confidence in color mixing. Students of from beginners to more advanced will be amazed at how quickly they can produce impressive paintings! Class will include demos by the instructor.

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

 

Welding for Women

Date & Time: May 17-18, 9am-5pm
Fee: $175
Organization: Katie Ray Arts
Class Location: Stone Soup Farm
Address: 81 Rocky Hill Road
City/Town: Hadley
Website: www.katierayart.com

Learn the basics of cutting, bending and welding steel in a friendly, supportive environment. Familiarize yourself with metalworking tools and processes. Day 1 will focus on a few simple assigned projects to build your skills. Day 2 will give you time to play. Make a simple sculpture or a decorative object for your home or garden. Email to register or with questions.

Contact: Katie Richardson
katierayrich@gmail.com
413-570-0221

 

Children's Art Workshop: Oaxaca Plaster Animals

Date & Time: April 23-25, Morning session 9-12, Afternoon session 2-5
Fee: $75 includes all materials
Organization: Sunny Avenue Arts Studio
Class Location: Paragon Arts & Industry Building
Address: 150 Pleasant Street, Studio #348
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.sunavestudio.com

A 3-day Workshop to create your favorite animal. A 3D construction made from newspaper, cardboard and plaster craft strips. Children will learn about the history of Oaxacan Woodcarvings and various design techniques to paint their animal with colorful patterns and designs. Ages 7 -12 yo.

Contact: Joanne Lucia
sunavestudio@yahoo.com
413-695-3312

 

BIG INK: Large Scale Woodcut

Date & Time: Tuesday evenings 6-9pm, May 27 - June 24
Fee: $300
Class Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com/big-ink-large-scale-woodcuts/

Create your own larger than life woodcut and expand your scale in this big bonanza! Lyell Castonguay will guide students through the process of drawing, carving, and printing a 24" x 48" image. Learn what drawing materials work best, quick image transfer methods, and tricks to create specific textures using chisels and gouges. Let the woods chips fly as Castonguay demonstrates how to achieve a dynamic composition, define form, and create a light/dark contrast.

Contact: Lyell Castonguay
lyellcastonguay@gmail.com
207-576-9356

 

Fun Stitches

Date & Time: Saturday, April 26, 10am-12pm
Fee: $30
Class Location: Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 126
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.knack.org/blog/fun-stitches-embroidery

Embroider a sampler using colorful woven and embellished stitches: couching, Pekinese, woven circles, cloud filling, and more. After class, you can display your completed sampler in an embroidery hoop or use it to create something lovely and useful for your home.

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

 

Women Creating Day Into Night

Date & Time: Saturday, April 26, 9am-9pm (optional stay for April 27, 9am-1pm)
Fee: $150-$175 (Sliding scale for Saturday) $80 for Sunday (includes materials)
Class Location: Leverett Crafts and Arts Center
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.tocreate.org

Do you long to express your creativity through art/writing, but don't make time for it in your life? You are not alone. Join me for a Women Creating Day into Night Retreat. Explore and re-connect with your creative passion in a community of like-spirited women. Nourish and rejuvenate yourself, play with art materials, and reflect through writing. Spend time in nature at the pond and in the woods. I provide materials, guidance, support and coaching for you as needed throughout the retreat.

Contact: dale@tocreate.org
413-665-4880

 

Making Art with Your Alter Ego

Date & Time: Sunday, May 4, 11am-3pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.facebook.com/events/1425410424367510/

Okay I confess, I have an alter ego named "Unique Fredrique" and I'm glad I do! My "mini-me" artist satisfies my insatiable drive to create art without being bound by constraints of any kind. In other words, I invented this odd character so that I can make any kind of art I feel like without worrying about such things as 'good taste' or being true to a style of art I'm known for. To reserve a place, please send a $50 deposit check to: Dean Nimmer 146 Allyn St, Holyoke, MA 01040

Contact: Dean Nimmer
deannimmer@gmail.com

 

Creating on the Potter's Wheel: Beginner and Beyond

Date & Time: 6-8:15pm, Thursdays, May 1 - June 19
Fee: $225 Tuition, plus $50 materials fee
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: ffany Hilton
high_fired@hotmail.com
413-824-6506

 

Intermediate Wheel

Date & Time: 9-11:15am, Tuesdays, May 6 - June 24
Fee: $225 Tuition, plus $50 materials fee
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.tiffanyhilton.com/classes/

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

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

 

West Springfield Arts Council Bus Trip to New York

Date & Time: Sunday, May 18, 7:15am; arrive NY 10:30am
Fee: $39
Class Location: Municipal Office Building parking lot
Address: 26 Central Street
City/Town: West Springfield

There will be a choice of drop off points beginning with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The bus returning home will leave New York at 7pm, arriving back in town around 10pm. The cost of this year's trip is $39 per person. Please reserve your seats now. Checks should be made payable to the West Springfield Arts Council and may be dropped off or mailed to 26 Central Street, West Springfield, MA 01089. For more information, contact Sue Newman. Payment deadline date April 30.

Contact: Sue Newman
Marie1203@aol.com
413-531-0009

 

Art For A Change - space to incubate and hatch ideas

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 7, 6-9pm
Fee: FREE (thanks to the Xeric Foundation)
Class Location: The Art Garden
Address: 14 Depot Street (in the Trolley Museum Building)
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.org

A monthly workshop for activists who want their work to be even more creative, for artists who want their creativity engaged, and for community members who want to be a part of it all. Participants are asked to bring projects they care about (although bringing one is not a requirement). No idea is too small or too large to work on. Find out what other activists and artists have done. Work on a project in the company of others who also care about local and global issues.

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

 

Weekend full-day watercolor/drawing classes

Date & Time: October 2013 - June 2014
Fee: contact for details
Class Location: Belding Library
Address: 344 East Main Street
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com

Beginner and advanced painters welcome! Master Instructor - Walter Cudnohufsky. "I love your classes! Every time I learn so much.. Watching artists on TV....never worked for me... which is why I drive three hrs to take your classes! You are the most wonderful teacher! People can't believe it is my first flower, barn, tree, etc.... I can't believe it either!" Lou C.

Contact: Walter Cudnohufsky
Walt@wcala.com
413-628-4600

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Holyoke: Live/Work Artist Loft

Location name: 101 Cabot Street
Date available: late Spring
Address: 101 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke

1200 sq. ft. spectacular factory Live/Work artist loft for rent on the top floor. Presently setup as a painting studio. Overlooks canal in the artist's district. High 18' ceilings. Light filled with large thermal paned windows with eastern exposure(morning sun). Natural brick w/industrial maple flooring. Large painting wall. Storage lofts. Painting racks. Worktables. In house secured parking-1 reserved space. Residential elevator. Kitchen and bath. Air conditioned. Fee based WIFI. Sorry, no dogs, kittys OK.

Contact: Michael
413-313-4535

 

Holyoke: Workspace at Gateway City Arts

Location name: Gateway City Arts
Date available: now
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com

Semi-private workspace ranges in size, starting at 100sq. ft for $100/month. Includes lockable storage closet, shared clean-up sink, access to common areas, and internet. Additionally you have the advantage of a professional location for meeting clients and networking with other creative people, entrepreneurs, artists and professionals. There is also room for growth as studios can be built out to fit your working needs and budget.

Contact: Vitek Kruta
hello@gatewaycityarts.com
413-539-0385

 

Easthampton: Studio Sublet at One Cottage Street

Location name: One Cottage Street
Date available: July 1 - October 31, 2014
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ellenkoteenphotographs.com

$250/month for a 508 sq ft studio. 4-month sublet of an established artist. Find out if studio life is for you; works well also for writers, graphic designers or as office. Light, airy, clean studio with huge windows and great wall space for exhibiting work. Electricity, heat and trash/recycling included; easy parking; access to building 24/7. Join a wonderful community of nationally recognized artists (www.cottagestreetstudios.com) in the first mill building in the region to house artists.

Contact: Ellen Koteen
ellen27louise@yahoo.com
413-210-5141

 

Holyoke: Studio Space at Paper City Studios

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

1800 sq ft studio for rent. 3rd floor walk up with canal view. 700 + heat and electric. Artist work studio big enough for 2 or 3 artists to share. Large common area and bathroom outside the door. Contact Bruce Fowler for more information.

Contact: Bruce Fowler
brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

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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