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This Week's Newsletter: March 19, 2019

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
March 19, 2019
Issue #550

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Featured Listings:

Call to Artists: Art In the Orchard

Deadline: April 1
Submission Fees: $20 for up to three submissions
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: artintheorchard.org/apply

Art In the Orchard is seeking entries for its 5th biennial outdoor sculpture exhibit: We are looking for work that resonate with our public, such as those containing elements of whimsical, absurd, and surreal and those that elicit emotional responses. Site-specific and kinetic installations encouraged as well. Nothing is off the table, be creative! Selected artists receive a $500 honorarium. One or more short term residencies are available for site specific work. More info on website.

Contact: Jean-Pierre Pasche
aio@artintheorchard.org
413-529-9265

 

Stained Glass Workshop / Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Sunday, March 24, 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. We will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. This is a perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels welcome. All supplies included as is the use of all tools. Other dates for the same class: April 14, May 5, June 2.

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

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Youth Art Month at The Agawam Public Library

Start Date: March 6, 2019
End Date: March 31, 2019
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org

Agawam students from the Elementary schools, Doering and Junior High School will have their artwork displayed throughout both levels of the library for the month of March as we celebrate Youth Art Month. A variety of drawings, paintings and mixed media artwork from the elementary schools and Doering will be featured on the Gallery Walls and cases on the upper level. Artwork from the Junior High students will be exhibited on the lower level.

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

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Constructing Collage

Start Date: March 5, 2019
End Date: July 14, 2019
Location Name: Mead Art Museum
Hours: Sun-Thur 9am-12am, Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Address: Amherst College
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/mead

This exhibition presents some of the ways in which artists have employed collage, and the related forms of photomontage and film montage, throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. As a technique, collage involves the physical layering of disparate elements often borrowed from other contexts. This capacity for fragmenting and combining have rendered collage both an inexhaustible medium and emblematic of the ever-changing modern world.

 

There, Not There

Artist: Ellen Grobman
Start Date: March 7, 2019
End Date: March 31, 2019
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

"I'm always interested in creating another world through painting. That was my first impetus in making art, and it still is, I use pattern as structure. I articulate it, mess it up, and then allow it to bring me back from the edge of chaos, which is actually the place that interests me most."

 

Photography & Mixed Media: In Tune with Our Imagination

Artists: Gloria Kegeles, Diane Steingart
Start Date: March 7, 2019
End Date: March 30, 2019
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Steingart's mixed media pieces are tangible, outer manifestations of her memories and emotions, while Kegeles's photographs use the camera to capture images that are overlooked, unnoticed, or invisible to the naked eye. Although they work in different media, both artists offer viewers an opportunity to connect with the mystery of what is not always obvious. Artists in Community Forum: March 21, 7:30pm, the artists will talk about their work and invite questions and comments from the audience.

Contact: Gloria Kegeles
chromephotos@yahoo.com
978-544-0922

 

Small Oil Paintings

Artist: Lorna Ritz
Start Date: March 7, 2019
End Date: March 31, 2019
Location Name: Amherst Visitors Information Center
Address: 35 South Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst

Contact: Ann Tweedy
413-345-2945

 

Real Life Imaginary Friends

Artist: David Hyde Costello
Start Date: March 7, 2019
End Date: March 30, 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: hopeandfeathersframing.com/david-hyde-costello-imaginary-friends

A show of small watercolors featuring charming and lovable animal characters from the imagination of picture book author and illustrator David Hyde Costello. These adorable paintings appeal to all ages. Come by and find a new imaginary friend! A coloring zine featuring drawings by David will be for sale for the duration of the show.

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

 

Gallery A3 Mixed Media Exhibit at GoBerry

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 21, 2019
End Date: April 6, 2019
Location Name: GoBerry
Address: 28 Amity St #1E
City/Town: Amherst

Gallery A3 members exhibit Mixed Media and Collage work. All work is for sale. Come and have a yogurt and see the latest exciting art work. GoBerry is in the Amherst Cinema Complex. Image: Nancy Meagher.

 

A/E: Body in Flux

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 20, 2019
End Date: March 24, 2019
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: 125-A Herter Hall, UMass
City/Town: Amherst

Seven visual artists draw deeply from rooted personal experiences to address the complexities of the body in these states of transition, touching upon themes of disease, death, gender, identity, discrimination, inclusion, union and vulnerability. The artists are: Kate Brehm, Benjamin Heller, Kathryn Fanelli, Vick Quezada, Tony Reamer, Jessica Scott, and Chaehee Yoon.

Contact: 413-545-0976

 

Field of Vision

Artist: Gillian Haven
Start Date: February 7, 2019
End Date: April 29, 2019
Location Name: Jewish Community Center of Amherst
Hours: Thur 10am-4pm, Fri 10am-3pm
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gillianhaven.net

Exhibition of regional landscape paintings in oil by Pelham artist Gillian Haven. These paintings pay attention to place in a shifting world and tell a story that must not be lost.

Contact: Gillian Haven
ghduda@comcast.net
413-253-7626

 

Facts and Fictions

Artist: Terry Winters
Start Date: January 31, 2019
End Date: April 28, 2019
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: 151 Presidents Drive, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/umca

A leading figure in the art world for four decades, Terry Winters became well-known in the 1980s for his materially-conscious drawings, prints and paintings. Mobilizing the patterns and schema that undergird physical and intellectual life, Winters has developed his own pictorial language wherein grids, networks, and knots describe complex encounters between biological drives, technological systems, and mental processes.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Counterclockwise

Artist: Xylor Jane
Start Date: January 31, 2019
End Date: April 28, 2019
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: 151 Presidents Drive, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/umca

Xylor Jane's hypnotic paintings are rooted in mathematical concepts, numerology, and love. Devotional portraits of gridded Arabic numerals hold personal significance to the artist but are intended to spark a spell-like visceral experience for the viewer. The subjects include tetradic primes, Fibonacci sequences, and Magic Squares. The colors emerge from a seven-hue system that holds space for our curiosity, despair, and aspiration.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Belchertown Exhibits/Events

QAA Monthly Meeting & Juliet Bacchas Artist Demonstration

Date: Thursday, March 21, 6:30pm
Location Name: Belchertown Town Hall
Address: 2 Jabish Street
City/Town: Belchertown

Networking and socialization 6:30-7pm, the business meeting 7-7:30pm, and Ms. Bacchas will present at 7:30pm. Juliet Bacchas' work is greatly inspired by her Jamaican culture and landscape. A graduate from Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts she received a Bronze medal from the Jamaican Cultural Development Commission(JCDC). In 2000 she received a silver medal again from the JCDC.

Contact: Susan Shea
413-210-8881

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Anatomically Incorrect

Artist: Tommy Kubitsky
Start Date: March 9, 2019
End Date: April 10, 2019
Location Name: Mill 180 Park
Hours: Thur-Fri 10am-10pm, Sat-Sun & Wed 10am-6pm
Address: 180 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.mill180park.com

A bunch of paintings by Tommy Kubitsky.

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

 

Landscape Visualizations

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 4, 2019
End Date: April 1, 2019
Location Name: Easthampton Media
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Address: Eastworks Building, 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptonmedia.org

Easthampton Media and The Robert Floyd Photo Gallery now co-host monthly photo exhibits at Easthampton Media. Officially part of Easthampton's 2nd Saturday Artwalks, we now exhibit a group show. 3 Photographers. 3 different styles. Patricia Crutchfield, Jack Grimaldi, Marc St. Onge. Image: Narnia ©Marc St. Onge.

Contact: Robert Floyd
floyd@floydgallery.com
413-529-2635

 

Ultimate Safari in Southern Africa

Artist: Vera Yanez
Start Date: March 5, 2019
End Date: March 27, 2019
Location Name: ECA Gallery, Old Town Hall
Hours: Tue & Thur 12-5pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Wildlife photography by Vera Yanez taken during a recent safari in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, and South Africa. Yanez traveled to see animals in their natural habitat.

Contact: 413-529-1425

 

Crossroads: Art and Healing

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 5, 2019
End Date: March 27, 2019
Location Name: MAP Space at Eastworks
Hours: Mon & Wed 12-5pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

A collection of artworks selected from several art organizations that advance the interests of artists living with supports. Anchor House of Artists, ArteSana, Rays of Hope, and Riverside Industries share in common the will to make artistic opportunities available to artists with compromised access to art materials, studio, and show chances.

Contact: 413-529-1425

 

Marks We Make

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 9, 2019
End Date: April 7, 2019
Location Name: Wedge Works Art and Home
Hours: 11am-6pm daily
Address: 26 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: wedgeworksart.com

A group exhibition in recognition of womens history month. Maggie Nowinski, Cyndi Coyne, Audra McGee, Katherine Mclelland, and Audrey Hyvonen.

Contact: Boni Johnson
bonibayside@gmail.com
201-310-2711

 

Silk Roads / Paper Trails

Artist: Elisa Lanzi
Start Date: March 9, 2019
End Date: April 6, 2019
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BigRedFrame.com

Original hand-pulled monotype prints, handmade paper and an illustrated haiku portfolio, exploring the geography of ancient silk routes - the crossroads, oases, and waterways - as avenues for conveying the invention of papermaking across the globe. Lanzi fuses her own family history, real and imagined, onto these same routes ending up in the Mediterranean. The artist combines painterly monotypes with her own handmade paper and Japanese washi paper in visualizing these cultural connections.

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

 

intimate/infinite

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 9, 2019
End Date: April 6, 2019
Location Name: #LOCAL Gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.localbyciderhouse.com

The exhibit, curated by Amanda Barrow, examines the nature of what is. While intimacy and infinity may at first seem to be opposites, upon further reflection they can be seen to be deeply intertwined. This exhibition will feature paintings, drawings, prints, and mixed media, all of which will explore nature and the abstract world from these perspectives. The artists showing are: Scout Cuomo, Lise Lemeland, Kim Carlino, Sharon Ligorner, Maggie Nowinski, and curator Amanda Barrow.

 

Before and Beyond

Artist: Gillian Haven
Start Date: March 1, 2019
End Date: March 29, 2019
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Haven's landscape paintings of the region describe fleeting moments of encounter while observing personal landmarks that provide a touchstone amidst change. The patchwork quilt motif used in some pieces, allows her to consider the many images and memories inspired by a place. It is through the details of the world close at hand that we catch a glimpse of something more enduring.

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

 

Easthampton Vibe

Artist: Lisa Quinones
Start Date: February 9, 2019
End Date: March 31, 2019
Location Name: Payson Gallery
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-5pm
Address: 50 Payson Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Much of the buzz about Easthampton's renaissance in recent years focuses on the thriving art scene. While this attention is well-deserved, I am turning my lens toward the small, independent businesses and individuals who also make this city such a vibrant place to live. My intention is to focus on the people behind the rich energy alive in Easthampton who, through both long-established and more recent enterprises, make the city breathe.

Contact: 413-529-1425

 

Iceland: Stark Beauty

Artist: Rob Weir
Start Date: January 29, 2019
End Date: March 31, 2019
Location Name: The Coffee Mill
Hours: Mon-Thur 7am-2pm, Fri 7am-3pm
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street #142
City/Town: Easthampton

Black-and white photos of Iceland by Rob Weir of Florence. The exhibition includes a dozen images taken by Weir in 2016. Included in the exhibit are shots inspired by nature and auteur films. They include Reykjavik street scenes, glacial lagoons, black sand beaches, and remote villages. Weir is a writer, photographer, blogger, and president of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association.

Contact: weir.r@comcast.net

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Viewpoint

Artists: Marjorie Morgan, Edda V. Sigurdardottir
Start Date: March 5, 2019
End Date: March 29, 2019
Location Name: Sanford Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking
Hours: Tue-Thur 11am-6pm, Fri 11am-4pm, 2nd & 4th weekends 11am-4pm
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com

Viewpoint features Monoprints and polymergravure prints that are inspired by the natural world and the perspective it offers. Artists Marjorie Morgan and Edda V. Sigurdardottir look both inward and out into the world for imagery used in these creative and moving prints.

Contact: Marjorie Morgan
marjoriemorgannet@gmail.com
978-333-1167

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Art as veil

Artist: ixchelailee
Start Date: February 22, 2019
End Date: March 22, 2019
Location Name: Artspace Community Arts Center
Hours: Mon 3-6pm, Tue-Thur 12-6pm, Fri 10am-3pm
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

From hiding behind ... to walking through art as veil ... the sieve which separates grief... and the catharsis that emerges. ixchelailee is a local multi-media artist. This work is an exploration of digital collage using solely her iPhone 6.

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

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Dress Rehearsal

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 23, 2019
End Date: April 21, 2019
Reception Date: Saturday, March 23, 5-8pm
Location Name: PULP
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke

Dress Rehearsal is a group exhibit of local and national artists. PULP is a new art gallery in the Canal District in Holyoke. We are committed to providing space to a diverse group of artists and makers.

 

If The Future of This World Can't Be Depended On, I'll Make My Own: Fantasy Spaces in the 21st Century

Artist: Anya Klepacki
Start Date: March 4, 2019
End Date: March 21, 2019
Location Name: Taber Gallery
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-5pm
Address: Holyoke Community College
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: anyaklepacki.party

When is escapism helpful? When is it a distraction? How do we engage in escapism and fantasy for the future as 21st century people? In her first solo exhibition, Klepacki takes over the Taber Gallery with a dynamic and immersive mixed media installation. Enter this floor to ceiling fantasy world of found fabric creatures and curious landscapes created by Klepacki as well as some collaborative projects. Gallery Talk: March 21, 5-6pm.

Contact: anyaklepacki@gmail.com

 

Current Mood

Artist: Visual Mashups
Start Date: February 26, 2019
End Date: March 31, 2019
Location Name: Holyoke Hummus
Address: 285 High Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: visualmash-ups.blogspot.com/

Exhibiting current collage pieces from the collection.

Contact: Jen Turner
jenturn@gmail.com
413-345-2439

 

Photographs From Two Weeks Alone In Outer Cape Cod's Peaked Hill Dunes

Artist: Jonathan A. Wright
Start Date: March 2, 2019
End Date: March 31, 2019
Location Name: Gateway City Arts, Small Works Gallery
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: gatewaycityarts.com

These fourteen original photographs presented in locally harvested walnut frames made by the artist feature multiple dimensions of a two-week solo residency in late Spring 2017 in the dunes of Provincetown. The sea, the sand, the hollows, and the shacks all come to life in broad expanse and intimate detail.

Contact: cait@gatewaycityarts.com
413-650-2670

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Neo-Traditionalism and the Eco-Ethics of the African Feminist: Artist + Scholar in Dialogue

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 5-6:30pm
Location Name: Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: smith.edu

Artist Ifeoma U. Anyaeji is featured in the exhibition Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials. She will discuss her neo-traditional "Plasto-yarning" technique in dialogue with Chelsea Mikael Frazier, a cultural studies scholar working at the intersection of Black feminist theory and environmental thought. Moderated by Emma Chubb, Charlotte Feng Ford '83 Curator of Contemporary Art.

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

 

Melody Foti

Artist: Melody Foti
Start Date: March 8, 2019
End Date: April 30, 2019
Location Name: Optical Studio
Address: 274 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton

Traditional Chinese watercolor on rice paper.

Contact: Melody Foti
Foti.melody@gmail.com

 

A Giant and Otherness

Artist: Kevin Bouricius
Start Date: March 7, 2019
End Date: March 28, 2019
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat, 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

In the Backend Gallery, fourteen works by this reclusive oil painter explore subjects from the magically weird to the outright woozy. The painter shows dream states from inside the state asylum to renditions roughhewn from Northern Europe Renaissance, references hardly recognizable.

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

 

Toward the Unknown: Paper as Portal

Artist: Anna Bayles Arthur
Start Date: March 7, 2019
End Date: March 28, 2019
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat, 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

In two on-site galleries, Arthur will exhibit a new body of work of drawings & paintings that delve into the teaching subconscious. She uses paper as a portal to explore visions and narratives that occur during sleep or altered states of consciousness. Not unlike the ancient narratives painted on the walls of caves, these works seek to tap into some of the mystery, both terrible and beautiful, within our shared human experience. A synergistic storytellers event occurs on Sunday eve, March 23.

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

 

ROMA ANTICA

Artist: Diane Harr
Start Date: March 7, 2019
End Date: March 31, 2019
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Paintings are inspired by ancient Roman architecture and by the shapes and lines that appear in the remains of the ruins.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Try Being Nice

Artist: Mo Willems
Start Date: March 8, 2019
End Date: March 31, 2019
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: RMichelson.com

Occasionally during the roller coaster that was 2018, Mo Willems pulled out his pen and markers as a way to absorb, reflect, and share his thoughts on the events of the day. Try Being Nice collects many of these drawings along with a few signs created for various protests Mo attended throughout the year. All of Mo's proceeds for this show will be donated to The Northampton Education Foundation to help supplement programs and activities for the community's public-school students.

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

 

A Score For Possibility

Artist: Emily Tareila
Start Date: March 2, 2019
End Date: March 30, 2019
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Emily Tareila is an artist, educator and facilitator based in Goshen. She engages in long-term, place-based practices that reflect her lived experience, often evidenced in cyanotype photography, natural inks and dyes, plants, and writing. Her work is absorbed in the following questions: how might we learn to better care for ourselves, other people and the planet? How might we tend, mend and sustain this care? How we can support one another in the practice of being in and a part of the earth?

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

 

Collage

Artist: Lou Peugh
Start Date: March 2, 2019
End Date: March 30, 2019
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Lou Peugh's exhibit covers six years of her work in collage. "I started experimenting a bit on my own and wanted to learn more collage technique. When I took classes with Alexandra Sheldon, I was exposed to a whole new way to create art. Collage was freeing- I could be messy, casual, make mistakes and sometimes end up with an image I was happy with." Lou's background is in watercolor and oil painting.

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

 

Abstract Embroidery

Artist: Bonnie Sennott
Start Date: March 2, 2019
End Date: March 30, 2019
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Bonnie Sennott, an artist and knitwear designer based in Amherst, is exhibiting abstract, improvisational embroideries. Among the works shown is her yearlong daily stitch journal, "A Year in Thread." For 365 consecutive days, she stitched on linen with a color observed in nature in her backyard. Rooted in the natural world and seasons of western Massachusetts, each of the 12 "Year in Thread" pieces was begun on the first day of the month and ended on the last day.

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

 

undercover

Artist: Donnabelle Casis
Start Date: March 5, 2019
End Date: March 26, 2019
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 20 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: donnabellecasis.com

New paintings by Filipina-American artist, Donnabelle Casis.

Contact: Donnabelle Casis
donnabelle@donnabellecasis.com
413-320-2828

 

The BagShare Project: Creative Reuse in Action

Start Date: March 8, 2019
End Date: April 8, 2019
Reception Date: March 20, 4-6:30pm
Location Name: Smith College Campus Center, Nolen Art Lounge
Address: 100 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu

BagShare Project volunteers transform locally sourced surplus materials into reusable bags. Leni Fried, local artist and printmaker, founded project in 2007 in Cummington. Since then over 30,000 reusable bags have been made by volunteers and shared in stores and food pantries. This installation tells the story of the project and its environmental impact--and invites you to take action! Presented in conjunction with the exhibit: Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials.

 

Lourdes Morales & Abbie Steiner

Artists: Lourdes Morales, Abbie Steiner
Start Date: March 8, 2019
End Date: April 30, 2019
Location Name: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Morales' subject matter evokes spaces of "interior/exterior" visual aspects. Her work dips freely into the realms of abstraction, figuration, surrealism, pop art, and spiritual expression. Steiner's "The Aleph Bet Bestiary" (2002-2019) is a response to the tradition of bestiaries and illuminated alphabets, and she creates whimsical prints suitable for animal lovers of all ages.

Contact: 413-584-7327

 

Making a Mural in Burundi

Artist: Frances Kidder
Start Date: March 7, 2019
End Date: March 31, 2019
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

In May 2018 I painted a mural for Village Health Works, a health care center, in Kigutu, Burundi. The show will focus on the process of making the mural, and will include information relating to the people and culture of Burundi.

Contact: Frances Kidder
frankidder@icloud.com
413-537-5574

 

Details in Nature

Artist: Ellen Koteen
Start Date: March 1, 2019
End Date: April 30, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.cottagestreetstudios.com/artists/ellen-koteen

Ellen started her photographic journey 20 years ago, primarily through a macro lens which allowed her to focus on the details within flowers: dew drops on ground phlox, the velvet petals of a red rose, the flowing lines of calla lilies, the beauty and gracefulness of orchids, how flowers open up from tight buds, and light reflecting off the petals of a sunflower. In this exhibit, she invites the viewer to join her in observing the details and feeling the awe of nature.

 

Spring into Art

Artists: Easthampton Art Guild
Start Date: March 1, 2019
End Date: April 30, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/listing-artist/easthampton-art-guild

The Easthampton Art Guild is a group of friendly artists who meet every Thursday morning to create, share ideas, critique each other's work, and enjoy friendly collaboration. We share ideas about art and our paintings. The group has a few shows each year and enjoys art demonstrations. Occasionally, they take a trip together to see a gallery or museum.

 

Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 8, 2019
End Date: July 28, 2019
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: smith.edu

The story of plastic is as complex as the polymer chains that make up its unique material properties. The exhibition Plastic Entanglements brings together sixty works by thirty contemporary artists to explore the environmental, aesthetic, and technological entanglements of our ongoing love affair with this paradoxical, infinitely malleable substance. Both miraculous and malignant, ephemeral yet relentlessly present, plastic infiltrates our global networks, our planet, and even our bodies.

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

 

Botanicals, Mongolia, and Beyond

Artist: Thayer Tomlinson
Start Date: January 3, 2019
End Date: March 29, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Health Center
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.

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

From Fields to Table

Artists: Deerfield Valley Art Association Members
Start Date: February 1, 2019
End Date: March 31, 2019
Reception Date: March 31, 1-3pm
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Hours: Fri-Sat 12-5pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

An exhibit in partnership with CISA of art depicting farms, farmers and food with rotating local farms displaying nonperishable food for purchase. Celebrating farms, farmers, and the food they produce to sustain us.

Contact: Marge Anderson
andersonm8080@gmail.com
860-287-7400

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

The Lay of the Land

Artist: Nina Anderson Coler
Start Date: March 27, 2019
End Date: April 29, 2019
Reception Date: April 6, 5-7pm
Location Name: Shelburne Art Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon, & Wed-Thurs 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

A native of Western Massachusetts, Nina's watercolors demonstrate a passion for the rural landscape. She views her paintings as another way to advocate for the environment and the preservation of open space. She and her husband live off the grid on 100 acres of field and forest, growing most of their own food, harvesting their own firewood, and sharing their land for hiking and skiing.

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

 

Creating Together: Collaborations Between Mothers & Their Children

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 8, 2019
End Date: April 28, 2019
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Fri-Mon 10am–6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

This exhibit shows the creative partnership between 3 moms and their children when making artwork together. Each collaboration has it's own unique nature, capturing the special bonding experience between mother and child that comes out of making something together.

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

 

Women of Power

Artist: Belinda Lyons Zucker
Start Date: February 8, 2019
End Date: April 28, 2019
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Mon & Fri-Sun 10am–6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

An exhibition of dolls and figures by Belinda Lyons Zucker. Inspired by the feminine impact In West African Mythology. These idealized female figures portray the mysteries and power of the stages of existence.

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

 

Red Hot

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 30, 2019
End Date: March 26, 2019
Location Name: Shelburne Art Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon, & Wed-Thurs 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

The color red is a focal point, contrast point, thematic element or inspiration for the works in this exhibit, which includes painting,photography, fiber art, ceramics, sculpture, glass, paper cutting, jewelry, and mixed media.

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.

 

Southampton Exhibits/Events

18th Annual Women in History Month Juried Photo Exhibit

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 3, 2019
End Date: March 31, 2019
Reception Date: March 24, 3pm
Location Name: Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center
Hours: Sun, Tue, Wed 1-5pm
Address: 2 East Street (@Route 10)
City/Town: Southampton
Website: floydgallery.com

The Floyd Gallery honors women with a separate exhibit. Come see "Women B&W Portraits_Their Story." This annual event draws the very best in B&W portraiture created by women of women. Awards Ceremony: March 24, 3pm. Closing Reception, March 31. Image: The Jazz Singer - Liz Wright ©Rosemary Polletta, 2018.

Contact: Robert Floyd
floyd@floydgallery.com
413-529-2635

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Just Talking

Artist: Dane Tilghman
Start Date: February 26, 2019
End Date: May 31, 2019
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 12-3pm
Address: Tower Square, 1500 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: art4thesoul.org

An exhibition featuring the works of Dane Tilghman, premier painter of the African-American experience.

 

Breathing In: Monotypes by Doris Madsen

Artist: Doris Madsen
Start Date: March 2, 2019
End Date: April 25, 2019
Location Name: Springfield Central Library
Hours: Mon 12-8pm, Tue 9am-5pm, Wed 12-8pm, Thu & Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 220 State Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.dorismadsen.com

Doris Madsen draws inspiration from the world around her; places, plants, and things she sees. "Once I start a new piece, it takes on its own journey as I respond to the marks I make with each pass of the plate though a press". Doris is pleased to share her recent prints in the library where she worked and with the public she served. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Contact: Matthew V. Jaquith
mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
413-263-6828

 

Close Encounters

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 8, 2019
End Date: April 12, 2019
Reception Date: April 11, 5-7
Location Name: William Blizard Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:30am-4pm
Address: Blake Hall, 2nd floor, Springfield College
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.facebook.com/William-Blizard-Gallery-2060526254258029

The work of four artists, Fafnir Adamites, Kim Carlino, Jorge Costa, and Maggie Nowinski, will unfold in an evolving and improvisational visual and material dialogue. Throughout the duration of the exhibit, the artists will develop their work, responding to the site as well as to each other. The resulting installation will change and grow over time through processes of accumulation, aggregation and proliferation.

Contact: Jessica Poser
jposer@springfieldcollege.edu

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Landscape Collage

Artist: Jesus Vio
Start Date: March 15, 2019
End Date: April 26, 2019
Location Name: La Mariposa
Hours: Mon-Fri 12-5pm, or by appt
Address: 111 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.facebook.com/events/866200353710991

Jesus Vio uses landscape to explore new themes and aesthetics for the general global consciousness by using multimedia collage, contemporary transcendental/spiritual reflections of nature, and titles with themes of science.

Contact: jesusvioarts@gmail.com

 

Spontaneous Combustion: The Improvisatory Art of Adam Bosse

Artist: Adam Bosse
Start Date: March 14, 2019
End Date: May 5, 2019
Reception Date: Sunday, April 14
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: ninasnook.com

Musician and music educator Adam Bosse explores improvisatory painting techniques where colorful chaos and black ink lines collide in an often explosive union. Bosse's art work is presented here for the first time along with sound tracks from Bosse's two music groups, 23 Ensemble and Fred Cracklin, accessible to gallery goers through a scannable QR code displayed with the artwork, or played on the gallery speaker system. Artist reception will be Sunday afternoon, April 14.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Ware Exhibits/Events

Junior Artist Spotlight at Art Works Gallery

Artists: Tantasqua High School
Start Date: March 1, 2019
End Date: March 28, 2019
Location Name: Art Works Gallery
Hours: Thur-Fri 3-7pm, Sat 1-7pm
Address: 69 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org/gallery

Our Junior Artist Spotlight wall is dedicated to showing the inspiring works of our next generation of artist. Teachers Trisha O'Brien and Emma Hubacz. Students: Aly Locke, Liz Harrell, Meagan Smeltzer, Bridgett Azarowski, Rozie Fleming, Katelyn Lauritxen, watercolor trees. Art Works Gallery displays and offers for sale one-of-a-kind art works from many talented local artists.

Contact: Cindy Allen Bourcier
artworks@workshop13.org
413-222-6909

 

Watercolors on Clayboard at Art Works Gallery

Artist: Kara Bigda
Start Date: February 28, 2019
End Date: March 27, 2019
Location Name: Art Works Gallery
Hours: Thur-Fri 3-7pm, Sat 1-7pm
Address: 69 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org/gallery

Art Works Gallery is proud to feature the creative works of West Brookfield's Kara Bidga during the month of March. Enjoy a demonstration of her unique approach to watercolor on March 16 from 2-4pm. Kara describes her process as "building a painting." Working on the entirety of a composition from start to finish. Incorporating temperature and value into the early stages of her paintings. Many other talented local artists on display.

Contact: Cindy Allen Bourcier
artworks@workshop13.org

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Made in Westfield

Start Date: February 13, 2019
End Date: April 13, 2019
Reception Date: March 26, 6:30pm
Location Name: Westfield Athenaeum
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8:30am-5pm
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westath.org

A look at manufacturing and industry in Westfield -- presents 45 companies and their products spanning the 19th through 21st centuries. From the early industries of brick & ice making powder mills and furniture building to the more unique manufacturing of hoop skirts, washer tubs, extracts & flavors, stoves, marble, bicycles, whips, paper, golf clubs, piano legs and pipe organs -- Westfield made them all.

Contact: 413-568-0638

 

Williamsburg Exhibits/Events

Rooted In This Place

Artist: Carol Duke
Start Date: April 2, 2019
End Date: April 28, 2019
Location Name: Neil Hammer Gallery, Meekins Library
Hours: Tue 12-5pm, Wed 10am-8pm, Thur 3-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Address: 2 Williams Street
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: caroldukeflowers.com

The paintings in this exhibit are remembered and imagined landscapes. Echoing the majesty of Rock Maples and a 1790 farmhouse nestled on a hillside in Williamsburg, Carol Duke seeks to convey the magical feeling of the land and the dialogue between trees and the humble white clapboard house.

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Artist's Studio Supply & Surplus Sale

Sponsoring Group Name: Amherst Arts Night Plus
Deadline: April 14
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstartsnightplus.com/call-for-artists-artists-studio-supply-surplus-sale

Is your studio bursting at the seams? Do you have supplies you no longer use or need? Do you have seconds or discontinued art work in your inventory? On April 28, Amherst Arts Night Plus is hosting an Artist's Studio Supply & Surplus Sale on the grounds of the Amherst Historical Society & Museum. Area artists are invited to clear out their studios and sell their extra supplies during this event. A limited number of spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. This event is part of ArtWeek 2019.

 

Temporary Public Art Installation

Sponsoring Group Name: HCG
Deadline: March 27
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: hcg-ma.org/request-for-art/

HCG is accepting proposals from artists in Western MA for the temporary placement of a 50' x 40' public art banner on the Old Courthouse site, 99 Main Street, Northampton, during the months of April through July/August, 2019. The artwork will hang on high visibility scaffolding surrounding the Main Street entrance to the Courthouse. Full details on website.

Contact: Lydia King
lking@hcg-ma.org

 

Articulture WESTFIELD 2019

Sponsoring Group Name: ArtWorks of Westfield
Deadline: April 5
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.artworkswestfield.com

Articulture Westfield celebrates area artistic expression featuring forty visual artists. Opening Reception May 3; 6-8pm. Show May 4; 10am-5pm. No fee to apply. $25 non-refundable fee: 4'X 7' indoor panel space or limited 10'x10' outdoor tent space due April 12 upon acceptance. Best in Show Award and cash prizes! Accepted media: painting, drawing, sculpture, pottery, photography, mixed media. Submit three jpeg samples, your name, email, phone, medium, sample titles to artworkswestfield@gmail.com

Contact: Bill Westerlind
artworkswestfield@gmail.com
413-335-6976

 

The Art of the Word

Sponsoring Group Name: Cider House Media / #LOCAL - A Gallery With A Twist
Deadline: April 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton

All media eligible for consideration: all visual arts, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and video. As we look at the many ways in which words are used and show up in art, we are open to many different styles and formats. The show's opening coincides with Bookfest, April 13th. The show will be up until May 5th. We will consider 3D and 2D work. Abstract art welcome too. Email 1-3 images with title, dimensions, medium, and description of each piece (this is optional).

Contact: Elizabeth Appelquist
elizabeth@ciderhouse.media

 

Makers Market

Sponsoring Group Name: Storrowton Village Museum
Deadline: April 30
Submission Fees: $25 (if accepted)
City/Town: West Springfield
Website: storrowtonvillage.com/makersmarket

Storrowton is looking for vendors for our new summer makers market, to be held on June 15, 2019. At our market, vendors can expect to connect with a community of like-minded creatives and an enthusiastic customer base excited to shop your wares -- all surrounded by the beautiful 18th and 19th century buildings on our grounds. For more information, please visit the website.

Contact: Sarah Platanitis
splatanitis@thebige.com
413-205-5041

 

Plymouth Public Library Arts & Crafts Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: Plymouth Public Library
Deadline: March 31
Submission Fees: $25 (if accepted)
City/Town: Plymouth
Website: www.plymouthpubliclibrary.org

Inaugural juried Fine Arts Festival. The festival will take place on the Plymouth Public Library Lawn, Sunday, August 11, 10am-5pm. We are calling for 50 exhibitors to present original and handcrafted canvas art, sculpture, woodwork, glass creations, fabric art, pottery, fashion, metalwork and more. Exhibitors that are selected will be strongly supported with a marketing campaign consisting of print, electronic media and area business and arts groups involvement. Applications available on website.

Contact: Bill Petrillo
bill.petrillo@comcast.net
774-766-7689

 

Art In the Orchard

Sponsoring Group Name: Art In the Orchard
Deadline: April 1
Submission Fees: $20 for up to three submissions
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: artintheorchard.org/apply

Art In the Orchard is seeking entries for its 5th biennial outdoor sculpture exhibit: We are looking for work that resonate with our public, such as those containing elements of whimsical, absurd, and surreal and those that elicit emotional responses. Site-specific and kinetic installations encouraged as well. Nothing is off the table, be creative! Selected artists receive a $500 honorarium. One or more short term residencies are available for site specific work. More info on website.

Contact: Jean-Pierre Pasche
aio@artintheorchard.org
413-529-9265

 

Shelburne Arts Co-op

Sponsoring Group Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: $5 jury fee
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

Shelburne Arts Co-op, a thriving fine art and craft gallery, has openings for artists creating distinctive handcrafted jewelry. Working and non-working member options. Please see website for jurying guidelines.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
sac01370@gmail.com

 

FLAIR looking for local artisans/makers/artists

Sponsoring Group Name: FLAIR Makers Market
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton

FLAIR holiday market is growing and will be the first gallery in Northampton to carry only local and handmade work. We are looking for more local artisans, makers, artists to join us. Please email Cristine at revisions2@verizon.net for more details. Local trade is the fairest trade of all.

Contact: Cristine
revisions2@verizon.net

 

The Oxbow Gallery New Member Opportunity

Sponsoring Group Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Deadline: March 30
Submission Fees: $25
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

The Oxbow Gallery is accepting applications for new members. Full memberships and shared memberships are available. The Oxbow Gallery is a cooperative gallery of approximately 40 members. All application materials should be delivered to the gallery on Saturday, March 30 from 12-5pm. Pick up of materials is on Sunday, March 31 from12-5pm. Please visit the website or drop by the gallery (Thur-Sun 12-5pm) for more information and full list of application materials.

Contact: Marjorie Morgan
marjoriemorgannet@gmail.com
413-586-6300

 

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

 

Red Thread Network 6th Annual Juried Art Show

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

Opening reception on Wednesday April 3, 5-7 pm, awards at 6pm. $1500 in awards. West Springfield Library, 200 Park St. Exhibit runs from April 1-27, Mon-Wed 9-9, Thur -Sat 9-5. Contact Jane Barrientos for an emailed prospectus.

Contact: Jane Barrientos
janetrompe@comcast.net
413-736-8882

 

Classes & Workshops

Make Your Own Oval Pottery Platter

Date & Time: April 7, 12:30-6:30pm
Fee: $65 for DVAA members / $75 for nonmembers
Organization: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Class Location: DVAA Gallery/ Gift Shop
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

Leyden Potter Rhonda Wainshilbaum teaches you how to roll out clay to form, design and paint for firing your own functional decorative work of art. Bring design ideas for an OVAL PLATTER and a blow dryer if you have one. Coffee and snacks provided. Preregistration is required.

Contact: Gen Abate
genabate333@gmail.com
413 225-3132

 

Art Classes at Studio Works Modern

Date & Time: ongoing, 4-6:30pm; Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
Fee: $150 to $450 per month (see website for details)
Organization: Studio Works Modern
Class Location: Brushworks Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, Ste #230
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.studioworksmodern.com

Are you interested in being an artist, or aspiring to a Visual Arts Career? Explore drawing, painting and printmaking. Learn about Fine Art, Commercial Illustration, Design, Publishing, and Applied Visual Arts. For beginners through advanced. Zhee Singer is a professional artist and publisher of fine art, worked as a commercial illustrator for fortune 500's. Exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Tours Program, Oakland Museum, gallery exhibitions, private and corporate collections.

Contact: Zhee Singer
info@zheesingerstudio.com
413-727-8352

 

Introduction to the Art of Drawing with Barbara Johnson

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 9:30am-12pm, April 12 - May 17
Fee: $360
Class Location: Barbara Johnson Studio
Address: One Cottage Street Studios
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Explore the basic language and principles of drawing- the foundation of art explorations. Experience a series of exercises and materials designed to build the perceptual skills used in the "art of seeing". Gain confidence with graphite and charcoal pencils and become familiar with the different surfaces available in paper, and their effects. Examples from the history of drawing in art provide insight to the possibilities inherent in each of the exercises explored. Class size is limited.

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

 

Classical Painting Techniques with Barbara Johnson

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 9:30am-12pm, April 2 - May 6
Fee: $425
Class Location: Barbara Johnson Studio
Address: One Cottage Street Studios
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 sizes are limited to ensure quality individualized instruction. All levels are welcome.

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

 

Learn Basics of Digital Photography

Date & Time: 7-9pm, May 2-23
Fee: $175
Class Location: Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center
Address: 2 East Street (@Route 10)
City/Town: Southampton
Website: floydgallery.com

New camera? Need a refresher? This basic digital photo workshop delivers. Learn with a working PRO now. Our workshop introduces you to all the gadgets on your camera and how you use them to control the photographs you will create. Sign up now. You will learn the principles of making better photos. Image: Swan ©Marc St. Onge, 2018.

Contact: Robert Floyd
floyd@floydgallery.com
413-529-2635

 

Let's Draw! with Jeannie Donovan

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 4-6pm, April 2 - May 7
Fee: $120
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Have you always wanted to draw but think you don't have the talent? Shut off your electronic devices and start drawing! Explore the basics of drawing and design in this fun and invigorating class. Build your creative and perceptual skills using a variety of media. Open to adults and high school students who would like to build an art school portfolio or simply like to draw. Instructor Jeannie Donovan is an exhibiting artist and art educator who has taught students of all ages for over 25 years.

Contact: 413-584-7327

 

Vav Immersion: 15 week Weaving Intensive

Date & Time: 9am-3:40pm daily, August 12 - November 22
Fee: $9,500 (includes instruction and studio time, course handouts)
Class Location: Fabric of Life
Address: 80 Bassett Road
City/Town: Shelburne
Website: www.fabric-of-life.org/programs/immersion

Immerse yourself in a beautiful rural environment, weaving by day and delving into other textile wonders at night. Led by Becky Ashenden, renowned Scandinavian Weaver, this comprehensive course explores foundational skills, then builds on them to include challenging projects and extensive theory classes. Live and learn this age-old craft at the Farmhouse in Shelburne, with weekly visits to our partner organization, Vavstuga Weaving School in Shelburne Falls. Application deadline: May 15.

Contact: Jennifer Martin
jennifer@fabric-of-life.org

 

Fiber Frolic

Date & Time: 9am-3pm daily, July 1-5
Fee: $325 (+ $50 materials fee)
Class Location: Fabric of Life
Address: 80 Bassett Road
City/Town: Shelburne
Website: www.fabric-of-life.org/programs/weaving-for-young-people

Fiber Frolic is an inter-generational program for the young - and young at heart - to delve into the world of weaving through active play, story, movement, and activity. Would your child like to spend a week in a beautiful natural setting, unplugged, picnicking, playing hoops and other old-fashioned games in addition to weaving on hand looms both big and small in our barn studio? Would you? Come join us! Adult family and friends are encouraged to participate alongside their young weavers.

Contact: Jennifer Martin
jennifer@fabric-of-life.org

 

Contemplative Painting Classes with Catherine Gibbs

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 10am-12pm, March 27 - April 17
Fee: $140
Class Location: Catherine Gibbs Fine Art
Address: 1 Cottage Street Studios, Studio #4-34
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: catherinegibbsart.com

Spend 4 chilly spring mornings in my warm studio as we explore painting flowers using meditative painting techniques in acrylic. Classes include materials. Catherine Gibbs is an established painter, locally and nationally.

Contact: Catherine Gibbs
wybenart@gmail.com

 

Create Your Own Visual World

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 1-3:30pm, March 26 - May 14
Fee: $320 plus supplies
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org/art-classes/category/create-your-own-visual-art-world

This class will explore different form and space making systems as they relate to art broadly. We will focus on abstraction and different artists, art movements, elements of visual language, and concepts past and present; all to engage and open students' visual ideas and art making practice. Students will be encouraged to pursue their own ideas and imagery as they work with the course material. Painterly drawing will be explored using different visual resources for inspiration.

Contact: Zhee Singer
ncfa@nohoarts.org
413-727-8352

 

Tilemaking for Adults

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, March 20 - May 15
Fee: $200
Class Location: Artspace Community Arts Center
Address: 5 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Taught by Deborah Bazer. Come explore the wonderfully rich world of tiles in a playful, nurturing environment of beginning and advanced adult students. Learn about the history of tiles by creating them through a variety of techniques that have been used for centuries. Raised relief carving, slip inlay and sgraffito will be taught as well as glazing techniques. All work will be fired throughout the session to enable learning about the process from soft clay to finished fired work.

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

 

Center for the Arts Drawing Group

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 10am-1pm, ongoing
Fee: $15 drop-in, $10 in advance
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Each Wednesday morning session begins with a nude model assuming a series of short poses that increase in length from 2 minutes to 30 minutes. There are no requirements other than a desire to draw, so bring your paper and pencil, watercolors, crayons… whatever medium you choose. Beginners and experts and all in between are welcome. No critique or instructions, just drawing. Tables, chairs, and easels are provided.

Contact: Chris Murphy
cmurph.com@gmail.com

 

Figure Drawing Fridays

Date & Time: Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm
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

Every Friday night we draw inspiration from the live nude to create, converse and commune. We provide the model, some easels, music, conversation and snacks. Bring your own materials and BYOB if you want. NO INSTRUCTOR at these sessions but there is often peer review. High school students are welcome with parental consent. There will most likely be a very sweet dog in the studio. Our building is scent/smoke/vape free for the comfort of others.

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

Watercolor Classes with Marjorie Tauer

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 10am-12pm, March 5 - April 2
Fee: $25 per class
Class Location: The Art Studio, The Inn at The Lathrop Community
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton

These classes will cover composition, materials and techniques of creating landscapes.

Contact: Marjorie Tauer
mt72artist@gmail.com
413-527-1838

 

Stained Glass Workshop / Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Sunday, March 24, 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. We will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. This is a perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels welcome. All supplies included as is the use of all tools. Other dates for the same class: April 14, May 5, June 2.

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

 

Bold & Beautiful: Intro to Impressionist Full Color Painting

Date & Time: April 6, 10am-4:30pm; & April 7, 9am-4pm
Fee: $290
Class Location: Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program
Address: Clary Road
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: www.snowfarm.org

First, learn to render objects simply through the use of shape and color values. Discover how to use a palette knife and focus on color placement. Then build on these lessons to create a small still life painting. Lots of individual attention, group discussions, and critique. Instructor: Marcia Wise.

Contact: Miriam Cody
Miriam@snowfarm-art.org
413-268-3101

 

Guest Basket Teacher in Florence

Date & Time: May 7, 9am-4pm
Fee: $76 or $83 (depending on the basket chosen)
Class Location: ML Basket Designs
Address: Arts and Industry building #424
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.mlbasketdesigns.com

Guest teacher, Annetta Kraayeveld from Wisconsin, is coming to my studio to teach two baskets. You can choose Braided Muffin Basket or Seagrass Storage Basket. She is teaching them simultaneously. See my website for pictures and details. Registration deadline is Feb 22. (She has to ship the class kits before she heads east for a full teaching schedule.) Don't delay!!!!

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

 

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.

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: Sunday, April 14, 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.

 

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

Deerfield: Studio Share

Location name: Deerfield Healing Arts Studio
Date(s) available: soon
Address: 222 Deerfield Road
City/Town: Deerfield

I am looking for a co-resident artist to share a small space - big enough for classes and workshops in a newly forming healing arts center in Deerfield (one door down from the Atlas Farm Stand). Opportunities to collaborate with me and/or the healers who will offer: gong baths, sound healing, yoga classes, acupuncture, etc. Operating as a collective, we'll need a commitment to take on a portion of the start-up workload and minimal costs. Monthly rent ($155-200 inclusive). Rehab begins soon.

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

 

Holyoke: Studio at Paper City Studios

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

$600 per month with heat. The unit available is a 1st floor storefront / studio, 20' x 24'. This is the original office for the building. A rare opportunity to locate your art studio or work space at Paper City Studios!

Contact: bruce fowler
brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

Holyoke: Studio at Paper City Studios

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

The studio is 15' x 45' with a built in room that is 8' x 15'. The rent is $450 plus heat. Studio is a 2nd floor walk up and faces the canal.

Contact: bruce fowler
brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

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