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This Week's Newsletter: January 15, 2019

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
January 15, 2019
Issue #541

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Featured Listings:

Woodcut Workshop with Peter Cangialosi

Date & Time: January 27, 11am-4pm & February 3, 11am-5pm
Fee: $175
Class Location: Dunphy Art Studio
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.facebook.com/events/2183838231654458/

Start 2019 off on an artistic note: try out a new medium! Professional artist Peter Cangialosi will share the incredible art of woodblock relief printing. Think ahead to Valentine's - want to create a special woodblock image for a loved one? Jumpstart your path to printing beautiful woodblocks for years to come. Students will carve their own 5x7" block on the first day, and then print from it the following week. We ask that students be able to commit to both class dates. Tuition plus tools: $175.

Contact: holyokeartsleague@gmail.com
978-505-1744

 

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

Pop Up Art Show

Artist: David Hyde Costello
Start Date: January 16, 2019
End Date: January 19, 2019
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.facebook.com/events/2237639279841285/

A 4-day pop up art show featuring picture book author & illustrator David Hyde Costello. We're hanging some of our favorites from David’s previous show, a teaser for his upcoming March show: “Real World Imaginary Friends”. David is also taking requests for his upcoming show. Pop by and tell us what fictional / mythical / imaginary friend you’d like him to illustrate for his show! A juggling yeti? Dragons playing baseball? Knitting gnomes? You might just see your idea on the gallery wall in March!

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

 

Resist

Artist: Lora Talbot
Start Date: January 27, 2019
End Date: February 10, 2019
Reception Date: Sunday, January 27, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Lora Talbot's paintings are six feet or greater in any direction. These larger-than-life sized works feature pared down figurative images that are rendered in a bold palette of 2-4 colors. In titling her exhibition "Resist", Talbot positions the painted figure as an icon of strength and resistance.

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

 

Looking Back

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 3, 2019
End Date: February 2, 2019
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

As we start the new year, artists at Gallery A3 in Amherst are taking a moment to look back at some of their work from the past. Art Forum and Discussion with Gallery Artists on Thursday, January 17, at 7:30pm.

Contact: Sue Katz
suekatzart@comcast.net

 

Looking East

Artist: Jay Alexander
Start Date: January 5, 2019
End Date: March 15, 2019
Location Name: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hours: Tue-Thur 9am-5:30pm, Fri 9am-5pm, second Saturdays 9-11am
Address: 845 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hitchcockcenter.org

Jay Alexander's paintings present a contemporary reinterpretation of several dominant themes in classical Chinese painting: the plum, orchid, flowering plants, birds, and landscapes. He brings his experience and technique to these ancient venerable genres, depicting the above subjects in the moods, seasons and light of his environment. These subjects are expressed through his deep attachment to the natural world filtered through a vast body of theory with metaphysical underpinnings.

Contact: Casey Beebe
casey@hitchcockcenter.org
413-256-6006

 

Whispers

Artist: Alice Thomas
Start Date: November 1, 2018
End Date: January 30, 2019
Location Name: Robert Frost Library, Amherst College
Hours: see website
Address: 2 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/library

A collection of paintings that discusses our endangered and extinct species as identified by the US Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.

Contact: Tim Pinault
tpinault@amherst.edu
413-542-2212

 

Timing Is Everything

Start Date: September 13, 2018
End Date: February 17, 2019
Location Name: Mead Art Museum
Hours: Sun & Tue-Thur 9am-12am, Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Address: Amherst College
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/museums/mead/exhibitions/2018/timing-is-everything

Drawn entirely from the Mead's permanent collection, this exhibition presents artworks that visualize concepts of time: linear and cyclical, absolute and relative. It questions the role of time in memory and the many factors that have influenced human perception of the past, present, and future, including seasons, geography, and technology. Ideas of time told through historical and visual narratives have overlapping meanings and far-reaching significance for the sciences and humanities.

 

Belchertown Exhibits/Events

Quabbin Art Association January Meeting

Date: Thursday, January 17, 6:30-8:30pm
Location Name: Belchertown Town Hall
Address: 2 Jabish Street
City/Town: Belchertown

Please join us for our January meeting where Donna Estabrooks, a mixed media artist who creates colorful paintings with exuberance and spontaneity will show you some of her techniques and help to inspire your creativity. Donna's art is focused on the human condition, such as courage or hope, love, unity, relationships. It's an expression of whatever she might happen to be dealing with in her life. Open to the public. 6:30-7pm: Socializing; 7-7:30pm: Business Meeting; 7:30-8:30pm: Guest Speaker.

 

Deerfield Exhibits/Events

Cuba In Transition: Narrative & Perspective

Artist: Mark Guglielmo
Start Date: January 13, 2019
End Date: March 1, 2019
Location Name: Hess Center for the Arts von Auersperg Gallery, Deerfield Academy
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm, Sat & Sun by appt
Address: 7 Boyden Lane
City/Town: Deerfield
Website: markguglielmo.com

Photomosaics, Interviews and Field Recordings. A traveling exhibition of photomosaic murals, interviews, and field recordings by Northampton-based artist Mark Guglielmo set to a soundtrack of soulful Cuban music. Each mural measures 5 to 15 feet long and is handmade by taping together hundreds, sometimes thousands, of individual 4x6" photographs. Neither a computer nor Photoshop are used. Conversation with the Artist: Saturday February 16th (part of TEDxDeerfield).

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Travels

Artist: Ellen Koteen
Start Date: January 2, 2019
End Date: January 31, 2019
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

During the process of photographing flowers, animals and landscapes, I experience joy and a sense of peaceI delight in and am inspired by the detail, design and colors contained within nature. Photography has taught me to see light, shadows and nuances with a more vivid appreciation. I have been exhibiting my photographs since 2002 in numerous solo and group exhibits, both within the Pioneer Valley and in Prince Edward County, Ontario where I reside for five months each year.

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

 

Paintings by Roger and Christy Patrick

Artists: Roger Patrick, Christy Patrick
Start Date: December 8, 2018
End Date: February 3, 2019
Location Name: Wedge Works Art & Home
Address: 26 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.wedgeworksart.com

Recent paintings by Cottage Street Studios artists who explore composition and color with contemplative results.

Contact: Boni Johnson
413-527-3495

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

45th Annual Artspace Teen Show

Start Date: January 21, 2019
End Date: February 15, 2019
Reception Date: January 25, 5:15-7pm
Location Name: Artspace Community Arts center
Hours: Mon-Thur 12-6pm, Fri 10am-3pm
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Join us for the reception on Friday, January 25 for the 45th annual Artspace Teen Show. The teen show features new art by young people living and studying in Franklin County. This is the 45th year of the teen show and is dedicated this year to Artspace's retired executive director Mary Kay Hoffman, the founder of the show. At the reception you can meet Artspace staff and board members, and learn more about our new classes.

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

 

DEAL WITH IT

Artist: Esther S White
Start Date: January 10, 2019
End Date: February 14, 2019
Location Name: Geissler Gallery, Stoneleigh-Burnham School
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Address: 574 Bernardston Road
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: estherswhite.net

Exhibition of prints and artist's books by Esther S White and featuring the collaborative artist-publishing project 9X10: Artists' Book and Zine Box Set.

Contact: Esther S White
estherswhite@gmail.com

 

Automatic Landscapes

Artist: Andrew Nighswander
Start Date: December 12, 2018
End Date: January 31, 2019
Location Name: Hawks & Reed
Address: 289 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: hawksandreed.com

This series of paintings and drawings is the transcription of an inner landscape. While the project originated as series of ink drawings that served to record the most memorable features of my passage through the landscape of the Pioneer Valley, it soon grew into a series of monumental charcoal works and abstract paintings. The works are generated in alternating sessions of mark making and erasure that allow each pass to inform the next.

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

 

Paul Hoffman

Artist: Paul Hoffman
Start Date: November 17, 2018
End Date: January 15, 2019
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Fri 12-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: bit.ly/PaulHoffman2018

In his new collection of paintings, Paul Hoffman is returning to one of his strengths -- drawing. Hoffman's landscapes are boldly colored, intricate depictions that mix the familiar with the otherworldly. Hoffman's densely detailed surfaces call to mind Persian rugs or illuminated manuscripts, but the seemingly decorative quality of his work is oddly charged with a sense of hidden narrative, creating worlds that assert their claim to mystery.

Contact: trish@thegreenfieldgallery.com
413-772-9334

 

Hampden Exhibits/Events

Art Blizzard

Artists: Scantic River Artisans
Date: January 26, 10am-4pm
Reception Date: January 26, 12-pm
Location Name: Hampden Senior Center
Address: 104 Allen Street
City/Town: Hampden
Website: www.scanticriverartisans.org

Art to shake off that winter chill! The Scantic River Artisans is having their winter art show, Art Blizzard, one day only, January 26, (inclement weather date: January 27). The reception will be 12-2pm. For more information please see website.

Contact: Carol Soutra
cfsoutra@gmail.com
413-348-0728

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Content

Artist: Fafnir Adamites
Start Date: December 1, 2018
End Date: January 25, 2019
Location Name: Readywipe Gallery
Hours: by appt
Address: 532 Main Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: readywipegallery.com

New work and sculpture by Fafnir Adamites.

Contact: Susannah Auferoth
susannah@readywipegallery.com
413-552-3475

 

Indian Orchard Exhibits/Events

Rebel Art Showcase

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 5, 2018
End Date: January 31, 2019
Location Name: The Dane Gallery at Indian Orchard Mills
Hours: Sat 12-4pm
Address: 34 Front Street
City/Town: Indian Orchard
Website: www.facebook.com/Meeshka-Fine-Art-Studio-504298543411345

Highlighting local artists and their original creations that push boundaries in art. Rebel art is a feeling of not wanting to do what's been done but to create something new and be authentically original. Artists: Marc Austin, Shalyn Chamberland, Sabrina Geraghty, Lynelle Kuzontkoski, Newell G. Murri, Mary O'Sullivan, Michelle Pescetta, Ellen Pollock, Marla Shelasky, Mike Stitsinger, Corinne Tryon, Jasmine Wigen.

Contact: Michelle Pescetta
meeshka.art@gmail.com
413-563-7405

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Winter 2019 Exhibition at William Baczek Fine Arts

Artists: group exhibition of gallery artists
Start Date: January 9, 2019
End Date: February 28, 2019
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tues-Wed 10am-5pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

This group exhibition highlights the work of nineteen gallery artists: Jana Brike, Travis Louie, El Gato Chimney, Eric Wert, Scott Prior, Susan Mikula, Michael Abrams, Jaq Chartier, Larry Preston, Jeff Gola, Brad Woodfin, Robert Sweeney, Mallory Lake, Rick Pas, Joshua Huyser, Chie Yoshii, Yin Yung Chun, Michael Boroneic, and Guy Laramee. The featured works span many mediums, from oil and egg tempera painting, to photography and carved books.

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

 

Bodies in Motion Festival

Start Date: January 8, 2019
End Date: February 3, 2019
Location Name: The Arts Trust Building
Address: 233 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

The month-long festival will feature a different focus each week—improvisation, contemporary dance in performance, streetdance and Butoh, and new works created by local choreographers. Additional workshops and lectures will be held during the course of the month. Scholar in Residence Deborah Goffe will host conversations with the dance makers, and four affiliated visual artists will create and present their work in relation to the dance events.

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

 

Integration

Artists: Mary Witt, Brianna Ashe
Start Date: January 10, 2019
End Date: February 3, 2019
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Mary Witt brings her experience of growing up in the segregated South to her paintings for this show. The use of mostly black and white imagery, with other skin-color marks overlayed, represents the old and new struggles of people's views based on skin color. Brianna Ashe's work in this exhibit surrounds the ideas she often finds herself obsessing over - interpersonal relationships - and attempting to make sense of where the brain takes us in times of anxiety.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Botanicals, Mongolia, and Beyond

Artist: Thayer Tomlinson
Start Date: January 3, 2019
End Date: March 29, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Health Center, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.thayertomlinson.com

This summer, Thayer returned to Hatgal, a village in far northern Mongolia where she had lived 20 years ago as a Peace Corps volunteer. Her original trip deeply affected her and it is clear, from her beautiful new work, that this special place continues to affect her. These latest landscapes of Mongolia are based on her sketches and photographs from her most recent trip, and movingly capture her love for this area of the world.

 

Two Sides

Artists: Jonathan Stark, Andrew Magee
Start Date: December 5, 2018
End Date: January 23, 2019
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists, Little Gallery
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Essentially two sides of one coin, these two artists employ intense focus with different mediums to produce intoxicating amorphous compositions. Magee finger paints with oil stick crayon on rag paper. Stark uses one continuous line with ink on paper. Still and exacting, his approach to creating is meditative and silent.

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

 

Quabbin Art Association New Works

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 3, 2019
End Date: February 28, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.quabbinartassociation.com

The Quabbin Art Association, based in Belchertown, boasts 60 members whose work represents a wide range of art genre. Now in its third year, Quabbin Art Association provides education, support, and opportunity for local artists, and promotes community interest and appreciation in the visual arts.

 

Flyover

Artist: Amanda Maciuba
Start Date: January 3, 2019
End Date: January 30, 2019
Reception Date: Saturday, January 26, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Maciuba's work is concerned with the landscapes, communities, development practices and environmental concerns prevalent throughout the US. By reacting directly to the landscapes and environments she is living in at the time, her work examines, celebrates, and critiques place. Flyover contains a selection of prints and artist's books created in the last five years, inspired by her time living in three different states in the Midwest and her most recent home in Western MA. Gallery Talk: Jan 12, 2-3pm.

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

 

Electric Feminine Cosmic Hybrid: Infinite Desire

Artist: Colleen Keough
Start Date: January 3, 2019
End Date: January 30, 2019
Reception Date: Saturday, January 26, 2-4pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Keough is a Trans-Disciplinary Hybrid Media artist working in lens and time-based media, performance, installation, creative writing, and digital art. Her integrated media works explore feminist new media themes through the intersection of pop culture, identity, myth and technology. The "Electric Feminine Cosmic Hybrid" series is created from digital print cut outs, which are then collaged into large scale site-specific compositions. Gallery Talk: Jan 12, 2-3pm.

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

 

A Softer Take on Realism

Artist: Jim Gambaro
Start Date: January 2, 2019
End Date: February 28, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: jimgambarophotography.com

Belchertown Photographer Jim Gambaro digitally expands traditional photography into unique images.

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

 

28 Faces 23 Spaces

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 5, 2018
End Date: January 31, 2019
Location Name: Oresman and Jannotta Galleries, Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/art

The largest Smith College senior studio art class on record brings you a variety of artworks: from oil painting, printmaking and digital collage to video art, sculptural installations and multimedia pieces. The class framed their fall 2018 semester around the broad theme of "work." Students were asked to not only create but also examine, orient, and possibly re-conceptualize their artistic practice, continuously asking the question "what is work?"

 

Samantha Sarvet

Artist: Samantha Sarvet
Start Date: November 1 2018
End Date: February 1, 2019
Location Name: CLICK Workspace
Hours: second Fridays 6-8pm
Address: 9 1/2 Market Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: clickworkspace.org

Samantha Sarvet's paintings address the multi-dimensional experience of color and the sensory effect of repetitive pattern. They are brightly colored, densely layered, and embrace painterly irregularity. Each painting reveals itself through layers built up over time. Repetitious form and symmetry create pattern while opacity and transparency generate depth in color. The eye sinks and resurfaces in the accumulation of layers.

Contact: Catherine Iannucci
member.advocate@clickworkspace.org
774-454-1844

 

29th Annual Children's Illustration Celebration

Start Date: November 11, 2018
End Date: January 15, 2019
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm, Thu-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.RMichelson.com

More than 50 of your favorite illustrators and authors.

Contact: Elana Chernick-Kritz
Elana@RMichelson.com
413-586-3964

 

No Man's Land: Prints from the Front Lines of WWI

Start Date: September 7, 2018
End Date: February 17, 2019
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: smith.edu

Drawn primarily from a generous donation of prints by Gladys Engel Lang and Kurt Lang, No Man's Land: Prints from the Front Lines of WWI features some fifty works on paper made by German, American, English, Scottish, and French artists. This installation commemorates the centennial of the end of the War, and offers insight into the changing perceptions of artists' wartime experience

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

 

To trace for to carry

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

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

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

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

A Winter's Tale

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 28, 2018
End Date: January 28, 2019
Location Name: Shelburne Art Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon, & Wed-Thurs 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

The joys, delights, and challenges of winter are depicted in this exhibit of paintings, photographs, collages, sculpture, fiber art, glass, and ceramics.

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

 

South Hadley Exhibits/Events

Promise of the Infinite: Joan Jonas and the Mirror

Artist: Joan Jonas
Start Date: July 17, 2018
End Date: June 16, 2019
Location Name: Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 50 College Street
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: artmuseum.mtholyoke.edu

Through her career-long use of mirrors, this pioneering artist and Mount Holyoke alumna shows us that images are not facts, but reflections of our individual imaginations and assumptions.

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Something Old, Something New

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 12, 2018
End Date: February 11, 2019
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tues-Fri 12-5pm, Sat by appt
Address: 1500 Main Street, 2nd floor, Tower Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: art4thesoul.org

A special exhibit! New to the gallery: Donnabelle Casis, Ryan A. Murray, Whitney Cookman. Established artists to be featured include: Kristine Crimmins, Timothy Champoux, Dolores Howard, Big Larry, Hughan William, Richard Roy, Paul Midura.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Sunderland Exhibits/Events

Quilts by Marge Barrett-Mills

Artist: Marge Barrett-Mills
Start Date: January 4, 2019
End Date: February 27, 2019
Location Name: Sunderland Public Library
Hours: Mon 10am-8pm, Tue-Wed 1-8pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 20 School Street
City/Town: Sunderland
Website: www.sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

Marge Barrett-Mills has been a quilter for over 35 years. Her quilts have been exhibited or are on permanent display in locations such as the State House in Boston, NELCWIT, Franklin County Children's Visitation Program, Congressman Jim McGovern's Office in Northampton, and the New England Peace Pagoda.

Contact: Katherine Hand
director@sunderlandpubliclibrary.org
413-665-6242

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Talking Cloth: Kangas from East Africa

Artists: Peggy Hart, Nell Koenings
Start Date: January 4, 2019
End Date: February 9, 2019
Location Name: Discovery Center
Hours: Wed-Sun 10am-4pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

Before there were T shirts to convey our thoughts and identities, there were kangas. Kangas are the everyday cloth worn and used by women in many East African countries, unique for their colorful patterns and also their printed text. The kangas in this exhibit are from the collections of two local women who have lived and worked in Kenya and Tanzania.

Contact: Peggy Hart
blanketweave@gnail.com
413-625-2730

 

West Springfield Exhibits/Events

5th Annual Holiday Art Show

Artists: The Artists at the Crossroads
Start Date: December 14, 2018
End Date: January 18, 2019
Location Name: J.H. Miller
Address: 86 Elm Street
City/Town: West Springfield

An eclectic body of work by 12 talented, professional local artists.

 

Felted Works

Artist: Kat McClelland
Start Date: January 7, 2019
End Date: February 22, 2019
Location Name: West Springfield Public Library
Address: 200 Park Street
City/Town: West Springfield
Website: www.marsupicool.com

These unique images explore the painterly qualities of felted wool. Everyday objects and figures are rendered entirely with wool through a combination of felting processes to create soft and colorful art.

Contact: Kat McClelland
marsupicoolmama@gmail.com
413-205-7288

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Commune2

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 29, 2019
End Date: March 1, 2019
Location Name: Arno Maris Gallery, Ely Campus Center
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 11am–3pm
Address: Westfield State University
City/Town: Westfield
Website: westfield.ma.edu/marisgallery

Featuring the art work of faculty members from Greenfield Community College. Artists' talk: February 25 at 1pm. The process of artmaking is one of giving thought expression. It is an active, creative endeavor that takes many forms. The represented artists work in a variety of mediums--painting, photography, sculpture, computational art, video, and weaving--and their work reflects different concerns and preoccupations. They are also educators currently teaching at GCC and other regional colleges and universities.

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

 

Wilbraham Exhibits/Events

Portraits: Influence of the Media

Artists: Paul Bloomfield, Kiayani Douglas
Start Date: January 10, 2019
End Date: January 30, 2019
Location Name: Binney Art Gallery, Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Address: 423 Main Street
City/Town: Wilbraham
Website: www.wma.us/fine-performing-arts/fpa-events

Work by WMA Fine & Performing Arts Faculty members Paul Bloomfield and Kiayani Douglas. The works in this show rely heavily on how messaging and news stories come to be embodied in an individual. Each portrait represents a story or aspect of an unfolding one. With the rapid turnover of news in the media, it can be difficult to keep up with the variety and connectivity of events. This show is a way to recall the people, stories and issues by slowing down and considering their impact on us.

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Emerging Artists Program

Sponsoring Group Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.surveymonkey.com/r/emergingartistsinterestsurvey

Art for the Soul Gallery is well on its way to opening the doors for the Emerging Artists Program. The program is meant for artists of all ages, and art of all mediums. We are looking for artists who, though not yet established in their field, are committed to doing the work to jump start their career. Fill out the applicant form in the link above, or share the link. Let's get some fresh voices represented in the art community! And yes, really art of all forms. Visual, theatre, poetry, etc. More details to come!

Contact: 413-301-6314

 

Artists Collective Space Opportunity

Sponsoring Group Name: Anchor House of Artists
Deadline: February 1, 2019
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Call to explore the formation of a artists' collective to occupy approximately 1500 sqft 2nd-floor space near downtown. Good light, open wood floor, non-smoking locked space, 24-hour access. Membership includes space + show opportunity at the adjacent first-floor galleries located in the Anchor House of Artists. Shared rent, maintenance fee, and gallery docent duty expected. No elevator, no ventilation for noxious substances. Regular coordination meetings monthly. Submit interest by email.

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

 

Art Blizzard

Sponsoring Group Name: Scantic River Artisans
Deadline: January 25, 2019
Submission Fees: $25
City/Town: Hampden
Website: www.scanticriverartisans.org

The Scantic River Artisans is having their winter art show, Art Blizzard, one day only, January 26, (inclement weather day January 27) from 10 to 4 (reception 12-2). All mediums are welcome: painters, sculptors, potters, authors, and fine crafts. Submissions due by 3pm, Friday the 25th. Membership for the year is $25, which entitles you to exhibit art at our permanent gallery and shows throughout the year. For more information on our organization please see our website.

Contact: Carol Soutra
cfsoutra@gmail.com
413-348-0728

 

The Art of Words: Open Call for Art

Sponsoring Group Name: Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe
Deadline: February 24, 2019
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Haydenville
Website: www.facebook.com/events/595997674184297/

To coincide with a fundraiser we are having for Forbes Library on Friday, April 12th from 6-8 pm, we are holding a two-month long community art show centered around the theme of literature, books, and words. The show will run from March 1 through April 30. Limit 3 entries per person. Full details on website.

Contact: hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com

 

C'Artboard Competition

Sponsoring Group Name: Gateway City Arts
Deadline: January 28, 2019
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: gatewaycityarts.com

An all ages art making competition that celebrates recycling and creativity! Prizes will be awarded by age groups. You may only use cardboard, glue/tape, and paint! On display during the Winter Festival: 1/31 - 2/3. Please sign up by 12/27 - drop-off is 1/28. See website for more info.

Contact: Cait Simpson
cait@gatewaycityarts.com

 

Red Thread Network for the Arts 6th Annual Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Red Thread Network for the Arts
Deadline: March 25, 10am-12pm or 5-7pm
Submission Fees: $30 for 1 piece (includes membership) $5 each for 2nd/3rd piece
City/Town: West Springfield
Website: www.facebook.com/RedThreadNetwork

Our 6th annual show. Pick up declined pieces Mar 30, 10am-12pm. Reception/awards April 3, 5-7pm. Exhibit from April 1-27 during library hours. Pick up work April 29, 10am-12pm or 5-7pm. Categories: Pastel, Watercolor, Oil/Acrylic, Graphics.

Contact: Jane Barrientos
janetrompe@comcast.net

 

Amherst Town Hall Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: Amherst Public Art Commission
Deadline: January 20, 2019
Submission Fees: $20 entry fee is payable upon acceptance to exhibit
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstma.gov/FormCenter/Public-Art-Commission-26/Application-for-Amherst-Exhibits-105

The Amherst Public Art Commission invites area artists or groups of artists to submit work for consideration for exhibition in the Amherst Town Hall Gallery in 2019-2020 (July 2019-June 2020). Established & emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Exhibitions are on display for two months. Receptions are held during the monthly Amherst Arts Night Plus event. Various hanging media including painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, pastels, mixed media, fiber & illustration will be considered.

Contact: Amy Crawley
amy@amyacrawley.com
978-239-7601

 

9th Open Juried Photography Show at the Agawam Public Library

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

Multiple Entries per category allowed. Fee applies to each entry. Categories: Creative, Nature, Photojournalism, Pictorial. All images must be captured with light-sensitive material (either film or digital). Jury selections will be based on the review of the original images, not digital files. All images must be original, made by the photographer, and cannot be previous entries in our shows. Download Prospectus/Entry form on website. Show dates: February 4 - March 1, 2019.

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

 

Classes & Workshops

One-Day Arts Workshop for Children

Date & Time: 8:30am-3:30pm, January 21
Fee: by donation
Organization: Multi-Arts
Class Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church
Address: 867 N Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.multi-arts.org

A One-Day Workshop so children can experience what we do during our longer programs. Multi-Arts invites your children to join us in an exploratory day of the ARTS. Children will work with professional artists exploring different types of art, dance, creating stories, mime and more. For the families of children at the Amherst schools, Multi-Arts offers an extra day of immersion in the arts on January 22, fee $75. Financial aid is available. Limited space. Register now via website.

Contact: Catalina Arrubla
413-584-7951

 

Base-ics of Round Reed Basketry

Date & Time: 9am-1pm January 25; 9am-3:30pm February 16, March 16, & April 6
Fee: $50 for the first class, then $75 per class
Organization: ML basket Designs
Class Location: Arts and Industry Building, #424
Address: 21 Pine Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.mlbasketdesigns.com

Get a complete grounding in round reed basketry through the 4-part series. Each class will focus on a different base and include weaves and rims. You will take home 4 baskets. While the classes are progressive you can take any or all. Visit website for photos and details.

Contact: Marsha Leavitt
marsha@mlbasketdesigns.com
413-320-3646

 

Woodcut Workshop with Peter Cangialosi

Date & Time: January 27, 11am-4pm & February 3, 11am-5pm
Fee: $175
Class Location: Dunphy Art Studio
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.facebook.com/events/2183838231654458/

Start 2019 off on an artistic note: try out a new medium! Professional artist Peter Cangialosi will share the incredible art of woodblock relief printing. Think ahead to Valentine's - want to create a special woodblock image for a loved one? Jumpstart your path to printing beautiful woodblocks for years to come. Students will carve their own 5x7" block on the first day, and then print from it the following week. We ask that students be able to commit to both class dates. Tuition plus tools: $175.

Contact: holyokeartsleague@gmail.com
978-505-1744

 

Beginning Acrylic Painting with Melissa Pandina

Date & Time: Mondays, 6:15-9:15pm, February 25 - April 8
Fee: $184
Class Location: Holyoke Community College
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: hcc.3dcartstores.com/Introduction-to-Painting-with-Acrylics_p_15217.html

Acrylics are an easy and versatile medium. You can create paintings similar to watercolors or the old Masters' oils. You can even embrace a more modern aesthetic by adding more sculptural elements or by using special effects medium. In this class you will experiment with brush vs palette knife paintings and adding several mixing media. We will explore different techniques to get to your desired style. All levels welcome but class is geared to beginners. Instructor Melissa Pandina.

 

Beginning Illustration with Melissa Pandina

Date & Time: Mondays, 6:15-9:15pm, April 22 - June 10
Fee: $184
Class Location: Holyoke Community College
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: hcc.3dcartstores.com/Introduction-to-Illustration_p_15218.html

Have you always wanted to illustrate a book or have your artwork in a magazine but didn't know where to start? In this class we will be following the creative process to get the best results in a finish project. Bring your own project or select one of several illustration prompts. The class explores character development, color studies, until producing a final piece. Instructor Melissa Pandina. No class on May 27.

 

Two Day Teapot Workshop with Tiffany Hilton

Date & Time: 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun, January 19-20
Fee: $225 includes materials
Class Location: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: tiffanyhilton.com/classes

In this workshop we will give our full attention to making this complex form; throwing the body, fitting various styles of lids, handbuilding or throwing spouts, pulling handles and discussing the positioning of all of these parts and their effect on form and function. Numerous demonstrations and images will encourage and inspire you. Some wheel experience required. We will each make several teapots using Cone 6-10 stoneware.

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

 

Creating on the Wheel: Beginner and Beyond

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm; OR Thursdays 10am-12:30pm. February 5 - March 28
Fee: $325 includes materials
Class Location: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: tiffanyhilton.com/classes

Try the potter's wheel for the first time or tackle a form you haven't tried yet. Perhaps you're still learning to center or you want to throw larger and improve you handles. The emphasis of the class will be on functional pottery using high-fired stoneware and glazes. Class session offers time to explore bowls, mugs, and plates. Beginners are welcome.

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

 

Miniature Worlds Workshop with Sally Curcio

Date & Time: Sunday, January 20, 10am-12pm
Fee: $50, everything supplied
Class Location: Brushworks Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.sallycurcio.com

Make your own domed bubble world inspired by Sally Curcio's work using materials such as beads, thread, maps and more! Curcio was recently selected as Lead Artist for the Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program for Art Dubai 2019 where she will exhibit her work and teach workshops. No experience necessary, All levels welcome ages 5*-105, Ages 5 to 7 must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more info and to register email Sally (must register by 1/13/19).

Contact: Sally Curcio
sallycurcio@gmail.com

 

Figure Drawing Fridays

Date & Time: Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm (doors open at 6 - come early if you want an easel)
Fee: $15/ $10 for students
Class Location: Studio One (side door - follow the signs)
Address: 71 Bradford Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/figuredrawingfridays

We provide the model, some easels, music, conversation and snacks. We are an easy-going group and enjoy the social/ community aspect of these sessions as much as the actual drawing. Bring your own materials and BYOB if you want. NO INSTRUCTOR but there is often peer review. High school students welcome with parental consent. There will most likely be a very sweet dog in the studio. Building is scent free for the comfort of others. RSVP requested, space is limited.

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

Stained Glass Workshop / Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Sunday, January 20, 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. Build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. A perfect class for students with no experience or intermediate students who want a refresher course. All levels welcome. All glass and supplies included in the tuition as is the use of all tools. Gift certificates available. Other dates for the same class: Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 3.

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

 

Adult Art Club

Date & Time: Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm
Fee: $10 suggested donation for supplies
Class Location: Make-It Springfield
Address: 168 Worthington Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.makeitspringfield.org

What better way to spend your Friday night? Come on by Art Club for a fun, low-pressure opportunity to get your art on! Feel free to BYOB or bring your own supplies - but neither are necessary. Drop in at any point throughout the session. No artistic talent necessary. Street or garage parking close by.

Contact: makeitspringfield@gmail.com
413-455-0663

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, January 26, 9:30am-3pm
Fee: $145 includes all materials
Class Location: Amanda Barrow, Arts Studio
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #415
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net/monotype-print-workshops

Monotype prints are one-of-a-kind prints, all unique! Imagine painting on a sheet of plastic, placing paper over it, then running it through my printing press. Voila, the image comes out on the paper in reverse to how you painted it! Come have fun and play with AKUA water-based inks, brushes, and different papers to create your one-of-a-kind prints. No experience necessary; three students max per workshop means personal attention. Next workshop after January 26 is April 27.

 

Painting/Drawing Workshops with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: every other Friday, January 18 - March 29
Class Location: Valley View Studio + Gallery
Address: 44 Amherst Road
City/Town: Pelham

Lorna is an experienced painting instructor at all levels of artistic expression, from beginners to professionals, and across cultures. Classes focus on landscape, working from the model, and interior still life. Workshop members' selected works will be shown in a gallery event on site at conclusion of the workshop series.

Contact: Gregory Chilenski
gchilenski@gmail.com

 

Ashfield Watercolors with Walter Cudnohufsky

Date & Time: once monthly Saturdays 9am-5:30pm, October 20 - June 8
Fee: $90-$110, everything supplied
Class Location: Belding Library
Address: 344 Main Street
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com

Finished paintings in one day, demonstrations and step by step all skill levels fifteenth year. Techniques taught, initial composition to finish painting and or rescue. Smaller and private classes available.

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

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Holyoke: studio at Paper City Studios

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

Located in the heart of the Arts and Innovation district and walking distance to the Holyoke Creative Arts Center. The perfect place to collaborate and share ideas with like-minded community members and artists. Located on the canal, and next to Gateway City Arts. $380 per month + heat. 2nd floor studio. Bathroom and sink located just outside the studio. Room size 15' x 36' with two 7' windows facing the canal.

Contact: bruce fowler
brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

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