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This Week's Newsletter: September 20, 2022

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
September 20, 2022
Issue #733

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Featured Listings:

Color, Light, Reflection

Artists: Sandra Denis, Flo Rosenstock, Sally Chaffee
Start Date: August 31, 2022
End Date: September 26, 2022
Location: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Wed-Mon 11am-5pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: shelburneartscoop.com

With ages totaling 244 years, these three continue to produce vibrant art. Sandra Denis' colorful pieces combine paint, collage and textual inspiration to reflect upon. Flo Rosenstock's marbled ceramic vases, fiber wall pieces and small vellum lanterns reflect a bit of light to illuminate these dark times. Sally Chaffee's intricate, colorful bead woven jewelry and wall hangings, recall her time as a Peace Corps volunteer, reflecting features of the Iranian landscape and exotic Persian bazaars.

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

 

Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop with Heather McLean

Date & Time: October 16, 9:30am-3pm (with a lunch break)
Fee: $100
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 229
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: dragonflystainedglassstudio.com

In this class you will have the opportunity to design a beautiful stained glass mosaic art piece. The class will cover how to prepare a mosaic pattern, how to cut glass into various geometric shapes, how to arrange glass within a pattern, and how to grout the final product. All levels are welcome. All glass and supplies are included in the tuition as is the use of all tools. Other date for the same class listed above: October 30. Additional classes can be viewed on the website.

Contact: Heather McLean
info@DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com
413-559-1010

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Mosaics

Artist: Isabel Margolin
Start Date: September 1, 2022
End Date: September 30, 2022
Location: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org

A unique display by mosaic artist Isabel Margolin. Isabel uses the indirect method, a technique that she has employed since 2009. She places her materials face down on sticky paper, not knowing her final results of the design until she turns the piece over into a bed of cement. Isabel states, "It is through a certain controlled randomness, a willingness to cede one's expectations to gravitational forces and the power of sticky tape that I apply the indirect technique to expand the boundaries of this art form."

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

60 Years of Collecting

Start Date: September 30, 2022
End Date: December 11, 2022
Reception Date: Thursday, September 29, 4:30-7:30pm
Location: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: 151 Presidents Drive, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/99f9e9

An anniversary exhibition celebrating the UMCA Permanent Art Collection. The 60th anniversary exhibition is a milestone for the UMCA, also a moment for reflection, critical examination, and charting new directions. The exhibition reveals the museum's most recent collecting strategy that prioritizes diversifying the collection. Recent acquisitions of works by women and by artists of color point to a renewed commitment to inclusion of artwork by emerging artists into this important UMass repository for study and research.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Symposium: The Future of Collecting

Date: Friday, September 30, 9:30am-5pm
Location: Bowker Auditorium
Address: Stockbridge Hall, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/77daa8

A daylong symposium in conjunction with UMCA's anniversary exhibition, 60 Years of Collecting. The focus of this day-long symposium is on collections as sites of discovery -- exploring how research within museums engenders greater understanding of their holdings and how new forms of collaboration among museums, artists, collectors, researchers, and the public bring new information about collections to light -- past, present, and future. Free admission, register online.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Quabbin Art Association: Group Exhibition

Artists: Quabbin Art Association
Start Date: September 1, 2022
End Date: September 30, 2022
Location: Greenfield Savings Bank
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm, Sat 9am-12pm
Address: 6 University Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: quabbinartassociation.com

The Quabbin Art Association has a new Group Exhibit at the Greenfield Savings Bank in Amherst. The exhibit features the work of twenty artists in various mediums including, oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil and photography. Many pieces are for sale and can be purchased directly from the artists. Come visit the bank during regular business hours and show your support for the arts!

Contact: Anna Jacke
studio@annajackeart.com
413-213-0486

 

STITCHING TIME: The Social Justice Collaboration Quilts Project

Start Date: September 12, 2022
End Date: December 9, 2022
Location: Augusta Savage Gallery, UMass
Address: 80 Infirmary Way
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/fc3193

This exhibition focuses on work made by the founders of the Social Justice Collaboration Quilts Project, Kenya, and Kelleher, and the first member of the Project, Sharif as well as Leonard Peltier, Zulu, Ramsey Orta, Abu Ali, Tex, Louisiana State Penitentiary Hospice Volunteers and inmates of Norton Correctional Facility. Their quilts address racial injustice in American history and celebrate Black creativity, thought, and political activism. Panel Discussion: Nov 18, 7-8pm.

 

If You See Something Be Something

Artist: Luke Cavagnac
Start Date: September 14, 2022
End Date: November 30, 2022
Location: Hampden Pop-up Gallery: Bartlett Hall, Room 156
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/90c2fe

Luke Cavagnac paints a lot and plays rock and roll. Cavagnac has more than 6,000 paintings and counting, and wants you to look at these paintings and think whatever you want to think. There is nothing to "get." They can mean anything you want them to. This painting will be about connecting people with art and with each other.

 

Life Stories

Artist: Eileen Claveloux
Start Date: September 14, 2022
End Date: October 14, 2022
Location: Hampden Pop-up Gallery: Bartlett Hall, Room 156
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/247a0e

Local artist and alumna Eileen Claveloux has exhibited work internationally, and has taught at several universities including UMass! In this exhibition, Claveloux combines photo collage with writing, and explores how we move through the world, as well as how our ancestors did. She captures the temporary nature of moving from place to place with compelling pieces that contain between 10 and 100 photos each.

 

Trees of the Valley

Artist: Jamie Malcolm-Brown
Start Date: September 1, 2022
End Date: October 1, 2022
Location: 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/trees-of-the-valley

Jamie Malcolm Brown is an aerial and landscape photographer based in New England. He is passionate about teaching others about drones, creative editing, and all things related to photography. This series is a unique look at the trees in our area.

Contact: Katie Bete
Katie@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197

 

Jen Delgado

Artist: Jen Delgado
Start Date: September 1, 2022
End Date: September 29, 2022
Location: Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library
Hours: Tue & Thur 9am-8:15pm, Fri-Sat & Mon & Wed 9am-5:15pm
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: joneslibrary.org

Local artist Jen Delgado will show a series of her abstract botanicals and surrealist drawings at the first in-person exhibit since the pandemic began at the Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library.

Contact: Jen Delgado
Jendelgado16@yahoo.com
413-579-2852

 

Refugees, Resistance, and Resilience

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 1, 2022
End Date: October 1, 2022
Location: Virtual Burnett Gallery at Jones Library
City/Town: Amherst
Website: joneslibrary.org/virtualburnett

Refugees, Resistance, and Resilience, brings together the work of Simone Alter-Muri, Harriet Diamond, Judy Shintani, and Viki Gable. Simone Alter-Muri's glass boxes tell the story of refugee brokenness and repair. Her grandparents were refugees. Viki Gable's ceramic portraits are inspired by her father who was a Holocaust Survivor. Judy Shintani's parents were survivors of the Japanese internment camps. Harriet Diamond's installations depict the Syrian and Rohingya refugee crises.

Contact: Simone Alter Muri
saltermu@springfieldcollege.edu
413-748-3752

 

Then and Now

Artists: Ron Maggio, Rochelle Shicoff
Start Date: September 1, 2022
End Date: October 1, 2022
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 3-8pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

In "Grid: Point of Departure", Ron Maggio employs the grid as an aesthetic device in mixed media works from the past 30 years, while Rochelle Shicoff uses figurative imagery and flat areas of color in her series "A Day Such as This" to trace her emotions during the pandemic. Image: left, Ron Maggio, Cielo E Mare; right, Rochelle Shicoff, Because It Is (Hell).

Contact: Ron Maggio
rmaggio@springfieldcollege.edu

 

From The Garden and Beyond

Artist: Barbara Levine
Start Date: August 31, 2022
End Date: October 26, 2022
Location: JCA of Amherst
Hours: Tues-Thur 10am-4pm, Fri 10am-3pm
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: barbaralevineart.com

Oil, gouache, watercolor, pastel and egg tempera paintings from the garden and beyond. Throughout my career, I have worked both as a painter and as a tapestry weaver. My work has always been strongly influenced by the natural world and my quest to interpret its deeper structure, be it through Egg Tempera, Oil, Gouache, Pastel or Watercolor. The phenomena of nature, exhibited in flowers and butterflies, and their manifestations of tremendous natural energy exert a special force on my being.

Contact: Barbara Levine
bpersephone@gmail.com
413-230-3699

 

Curating between the Virtual and the Physical: Liliana Porter

Location: Online via Mead Art Museum
City/Town: Amherst
Website: porter.wordpress.amherst.edu

During the spring 2022 semester, students in Professor Niko Vicario's course "Curating between the Virtual and the Physical: Liliana Porter" created these online projects with the support of the Mead Art Museum's curatorial team. The course introduces students to contemporary art and the history and practice of organizing exhibitions. It explores how art is presented and experienced in physical galleries and online settings, using the concurrent exhibition Liliana Porter: Two Realities as a case study.

 

Mapping Terroir: Memory & Myth

Artist: Andrea Caluori
Start Date: June 18, 2022
End Date: September 30, 2022
Location: Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
Address: 650 East Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/renaissance/event/mapping-terroir-memory-myth-opening-reception

Mapping Terroir: Memory & Myth by Andrea Caluori, explores the Renaissance Center's rare book collection of agrarian theory and agricultural manuals to ask: What were the motions and movements that defined a culture of growing? And what were the relationships between human, animal, plant, and place--the relationships that create terroir? 8 original prints created from hand-carved linoleum blocks, accompanied by 6 books published between 1633-1717 form the centerpiece of the exhibit.

Contact: Liz Fox
efox@umass.edu

 

Belchertown Exhibits/Events

New Solo Art Exhibit

Artist: Nancy J. Brown Birmingham
Start Date: September 6, 2022
End Date: October 2, 2022
Location: Auntie Elsie's Oatmeal Crisps
Hours: Sat & Sun 8am-2pm
Address: 4 Daniel Shays Hwy #4
City/Town: Belchertown
Website: quabbinartassociation.com

The Quabbin Art Association announces a new solo exhibit by Artist Member Nancy J. Brown Birmingham of Belchertown. Nancy is exhibiting more than a dozen original paintings in acrylic and watercolor at the popular Auntie Elsie's Oatmeal Crisps bakery in Belchertown. Matted originals are also for sale. Come view Nancy's work and support the arts! For more information on the QAA and it's mission to support local artists, visit quabbinartassociation.com.

Contact: Anna E Jacke
annajackeart@yahoo.com
413-213-0486

 

Cummington Exhibits/Events

The ArtSalon goes to Cummington

Date: Friday, September 30, 5pm
Location: Cummington Community House
Address: 33 Main Street
City/Town: Cummington
Website: theartsalon.com

Presenting artists: Aston McCullough, Sergei Isupov, Becky Waterhouse, Sarah Stefana Smith, and Sunny Allis. Presentations at the Cummington Community House at 6:30. Join us afterwards for a reception at Project Art, 54 Main Street. We have an evening full of art to share with you: 5pm Project Art open for visitors - gallery and studio, 5:30pm Art Walk - REFLECTIONS on Main Street, 6pm Dance performance outside at the Community House, 6:30pm ArtSalon presentations, 8-9pm Reception at Project Art.

Contact: valleyartsalon@gmail.com

 

REFLECTIONS: Public Art on Main Street Cummington

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 24, 2022
End Date: October 31, 2022
Location: various locations
Address: Main Street
City/Town: Cummington
Website: cummingtonculture.art

REFLECTIONS presents 10 sculptural and multi-media installations along Main Street, Cummington. The artists include Ana Busto, Jane Dyer and Gail Roberge, Gene Flores, Sergei Isupov, Dean Kent, Beckie Kravetz, Holly Lynton, Michael Melle, Becky Waterhouse and Phil Shedd and Students from New Hingham Elementary School led by Leonardo Quiles, Visual Arts Teacher. REFLECTIONS asks viewers to reflect upon the culture, agricultural history, and natural beauty of the land.

Contact: Hunt Chase
huntc@hilltowncdc.org
413-296-4536

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Foundations: Geometry, Color, and Other Curious Phenomena

Artist: KC Scott
Start Date: September 1, 2022
End Date: September 25, 2022
Location: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

The Exhibition contains drawings, paintings, digital works, and archival prints completed over the course of 55 years. KC Scott returned to art full time following a nearly 50 year career in graphics and advertising.

Contact: theoxbowgallery@gmail.com
413-203-1196

 

Before Color

Artist: Peter Schlessinger
Start Date: September 1, 2022
End Date: September 25, 2022
Location: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

I entered creative photography more than 50 years ago at a time when color imagery was generally seen as commercial and vulgar. Exploration in both artistic-aesthetic transmission of meaning and the pursuit of documentary objectivity is my pursuit. Gallery Talk: September 24, 11am. An opportunity to discuss the origins of the above-described attitudes, and to consider both their positive and problematic aspects.

Contact: theoxbowgallery@gmail.com
413-203-1196

 

MY WORLD

Artist: Dallas Looman
Start Date: September 2, 2022
End Date: September 30, 2022
Location: The Elusie Gallery at Big Red Frame
Hours: Tue-Thur 10:30am-5:30pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-12pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: bigredframe.com/gallery

Dallas is an artist who lives and works in Colrain, MA. His love for painting started at a very young age, when he began drawing pictures to show his mother what his school day had been like. Looman was diagnosed with autism at the age of two and a half and has struggled with language, so drawing became an effective way for him to communicate. And soon a creative passion. His preferred media is pastels and charcoal, that he uses expertly to create rich, saturated and carefully composed works.

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

 

The Emergent Imaginal

Artist: Chelvanaya "Naya" Gabriel
Start Date: September 1 2022
End Date: September 30, 2022
Location: 50 Arrow Gallery
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 244
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: facebook.com/fiftyarrowgallery

Chelvanaya Gabriel (they/them) is a queer trans non-binary disabled multidisciplinary artivist and resilience facilitator with a background in the sciences. They graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Chemistry & Asian Studies and currently work at Hampshire College as the sciences lab manager. A prolific self-taught visual artist, they found an Audre Lorde-inspired form of self-care and healing-survival through painting after the 2016 election.

Contact: jasonm@attackbearpress.com
860-214-6214

 

Abstract Embroidery and Watercolors

Artist: Bonnie Sennott
Start Date: September 2, 2022
End Date: September 30, 2022
Location: Easthampton City Arts Gallery at Old Town Hall
Hours: Wed & Fri 12-2pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: bonniesennottart.com

Recent negative space abstract embroideries by Bonnie Sennott. The artist's two yearlong stitch journals, A Year in Thread and Daily Thread, which documented the changing seasons through daily embroidery, will also be on view, as well as her 2022 "stones and water" watercolor project.

Contact: Bonnie Sennott
bluepeninsula@gmail.com
413-529-1425

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Florence Night Out (FNO)

Date: Saturday, September 24, 4-7pm
Location: Main Street & Maple/N Maple Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: florencenightout.org

A Florence village arts and culture block party. In addition to interactive art and live music from local area artists, FNO will feature a variety of unique and immersive activities, plus tasting special menus from local restaurants, original artwork, upcycled accessories, and handmade wares from local vendors at the FNO Artisan Market. This street fair is FREE and open to all. There will be a ticketed afterparty from 7:30-10pm at BOMBYX Center for Arts and Equity.

Contact: info@florencenightout.org

 

Crosscurrents at Zea Mays Printmaking

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 13, 2022
End Date: October 23, 2022
Reception Date: September 30, 5-7pm
Location: The Sanford Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, 2nd & 4th Saturdays and Sundays 11am-5pm
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com/crosscurrents

Works from the graduates of Zea Mays Printmaking's 2022 Artist Mentorship Program: Mary-Helen Horne, Sallie Ketcham and Diane Machado.

Contact: Kaye Carroll
kaye@zeamaysprintmaking.com
413-584-1783

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Art Beyond Four Walls: Art for Resilience and Recovery

Artist: group show
Start Date: September 1, 2022
End Date: September 30, 2022
Reception Date: Friday, September 30, 5-8pm
Location: The LAVA Center
Hours: Thur & Fri 5–8pm, Sat 11am–2pm
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org/art/art-beyond-four-walls-art-for-resilience-and-recovery

A community art exhibit from the Salasin Project in collaboration with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office Programs. View more than 70 pieces from men and women who are or who have been incarcerated and the community artists from Weekly Watercolor group who represent a welcoming bridge towards healing after release. Art from watercolor and other multimedia are featured all month at The LAVA Center and Looky Here.

Contact: 413-376-8118

 

Saturday Salon at the LAVA Center

Date: Saturdays 11am-2pm
Location: The LAVA Center
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: facebook.com/events/927650324681733/927650334681732

Every Saturday, stop by The LAVA Center in downtown Greenfield for an eclectic offering of local art and shopping. The Saturday Salon is a popup art salon and marketplace featuring art, poetry, music, video, local vendors, and more.

 

Hadley Exhibits/Events

The Beauty Around Us: Two Perspectives in Watercolor

Artists: Robin Levine, Valerie Steinberg
Start Date: September 1, 2022
End Date: October 31, 2022
Location: Hadley Senior Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Address: 46 Middle Street
City/Town: Hadley

An exhibition of new and selected watercolor works on paper by local artists, Robin Levine and Valerie Steinberg. These realistic and imagined landscapes, cityscapes, and still life have been inspired by the natural beauty of New England and other places the artists have traveled. Although each artist has shown her works previously, this is their first joint exhibit.

Contact: coa@hadleyma.org
413-586-4023

 

Hatfield Exhibits/Events

Landscapes at the Vineyard

Artists: Quabbin Art Association
Start Date: August 31, 2022
End Date: October 31, 2022
Location: Black Birch Vineyard
Hours: Wed-Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 108 Straits Road
City/Town: Hatfield
Website: quabbinartassociation.com

The Quabbin Art Association has just opened a Group Art Exhibit - "Landscapes at the Vineyard" at the popular Black Birch Vineyard in the picturesque Pioneer Valley in North Hatfield. Twenty talented artists have chosen to exhibit multimedia artwork at the winery during the height of harvest season. Come visit the Black Birch Vineyard and enjoy this beautiful show until October 31st.

Contact: Anna Jacke
annajackeart@yahoo.com
413-213-0486

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Abel Burger & Alexandra Duprez

Artists: Abel Burger, Alexandra Duprez
Start Date: September 10, 2022
End Date: October 2, 2022
Location: Pulp
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-4pm
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

Abel Burger lives in a small fishermen town in the south of France and through her paintings explores the concept of individual mythologies. Alexandra Duprez lives in Western Brittany and draws and paints on vintage book covers.

Contact: pulpholyoke@gmail.com
413-362-6368

 

little worries

Artist: Andrew M. Smith
Start Date: September 10, 2022
End Date: October 2, 2022
Location: Pulp
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-4pm
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

Andrew M. Smith is a British artist living in Austria. He only draws birds.

Contact: pulpholyoke@gmail.com
413-362-6368

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Out of the Shadows

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 1, 2022
End Date: October 30, 2022
Reception Date: October 2, 1-5pm
Location: Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Sat & Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: leverettcraftsandarts.org

Out of the Shadows is a reflection on the double lives of artists. From an eclectic group of painters, printmakers, photographers, and sculptors of the Pioneer Valley, our exhibit considers the labor that happens unseen and after hours. Darkness is an escape from the everyday; together, twelve artists traverse the border between worlds and find refuge in hidden realms. Crafted in the cracks between jobs, schools and families, we bring our creations of the shadows to the light where they belong.

Contact: Sophie Combs
sophiecombs8@gmail.com
978-533-9164

 

The ROY G. BIV of Fungi

Artist: Annaliese Bischoff
Start Date: September 1, 2022
End Date: September 25, 2022
Location: Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Sat & Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: leverettcraftsandarts.org/copy-of-future-exhibits

In the Hall Gallery, UMass Professor Emerita Annaliese will exhibit her rainbow hued fungi illustrations, completed as part of her recent forages and studies of locally found specimens.

Contact: Annaliese Bischoff
abischof@umass.edu
413-221-6154

 

Travels and Botanicals

Artist: Lori Lyn Hoffer
Start Date: September 1, 2022
End Date: September 25, 2022
Location: Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Sat & Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: leverettcraftsandarts.org/copy-of-future-exhibits

In the Barnes Gallery, oil paintings by Lori Lynn Hoffer. Lori Lynn is a Leverett Crafts & Arts resident. Her oil paintings are vivid, beautifully stylized and masterfully rendered.

Contact: Annaliese Bischoff
abischof@umass.edu
413-221-6154

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

ANY BODY: poems, portraits & poes

Artist: Rachel Jenkins
Start Date: October 1, 2022
End Date: October 30, 2022
Reception Date: Saturday, October 1, 4-6:30pm
Location: Anchor House of Artists, the New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Rachel Jenkins turned to art at 69 after working as a psychologist for 39 years. She has always been compelled by people's stories. Now as a portrait painter, she stands across from an easel, and curiosity remains. A different kind of listening happens. Another kind of story emerges. Over thirty new expressionistic portraits, poems, and a self-explorative video are included in this exhibition opening Saturday, October 1, 4-6:30pm.

 

Laurel Park: Celebrating 150 Years

Start Date: October 3, 2022
End Date: October 29, 2022
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

Laurel Park is a cluster of 100 cottages and 5 community buildings on 40 acres of shared woodland in Northampton. It was founded 150 years ago by Methodists and was a popular center for summer camp meetings and Chautauqua gatherings in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibition features historical photographs and informative texts arranged on panels designed by Kandy Littrell. They are replicas of the permanent historical signs which will be unveiled at a public celebration on October 22nd at Laurel Park.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org

 

Mary Messick & Marilyn Greco: Inspired by Nature

Artists: Mary Messick, Marilyn Greco
Start Date: October 3, 2022
End Date: October 29, 2022
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

Watercolor paintings by Marylin Greco and Prints by Mary Messick.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org

 

Party for the People: Benefit to support the Northampton Center for the Arts Community Fund

Date: Friday, September 30, 8pm-12am
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org/events/category/party-for-the-people

Come shake it like it's 2019 at this dance party to end all dance parties! DJ'd by REC1NE, you will not want to stop moving, unless it's to grab a drink! Has it been a while since the last time you really let loose on the dance floor? This is your chance to have a FABULOUS night out AND support one of the most important initiatives at NCFA. This party is for 21+, and the cover charge is on a sliding scale from $10-$50 (pay what you can, ALL profits go to the Community Fund). Tickets available online.

 

2022 Landscape Exhibition at William Baczek Fine Arts

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 7, 2022
End Date: October 15, 2022
Location: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 12–5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: wbfinearts.com

William Baczek Fine Arts is proud announce the 2022 Landscape Exhibition. Ten artists from across the United States will be exhibiting their interpretations of the landscape in a variety of mediums, from oil painting, egg tempera, pastel, acrylic painting, and photography.

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

 

Eliza Jane Moser and the Atelier

Artist: Eliza Jane Moser
Start Date: September 7, 2022
End Date: October 1, 2022
Location: Anchor House of Artists, the New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Eliza Jane Moser is a still-life and figurative painter from Springfield. Her work is foremost influenced by the "Atelier" movement, a group of contemporary artists who adopted the techniques of classical realism. This includes practices of working from life, training the eye, and use of natural light. Moser's work seeks to harmonize these classical ideals and aesthetics with a contemporary world. During the September 9 reception, her father, Steve Moser will perform with Band of Brothers.

 

Nimmer Energy: Reception Redux

Artist: Dean Nimmer
Start Date: September 7, 2022
End Date: October 1, 2022
Reception Date: Friday, September 23, 6-8pm
Location: Anchor House of Artists, the New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Dean Nimmer is a painter, a popular teacher, and the author of popular books on abstract art. In addition to his international success since 1970, when he launched his art career, his artworks are in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, DeCordova Art Museum, Smith College Art Museum, and Harvard University. Tuesday, from 6-9pm, the galleries will be open as the AE quartet perform in the performance arena here ahead of Friday's closing presentation.

 

Alter Ego Spells His Name Incorrectly

Artist: Unique Fredrique
Start Date: September 7, 2022
End Date: October 1, 2022
Reception Date: Friday, September 23, 6-8:30pm
Location: Anchor House of Artists, the New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Unique Fredrique is a created personality, an alter ego of the artist, Dean Nimmer. He is not a figment of imagination or an alternate personality. He is a conscious mechanism for manufacturing artworks that diverge from Nimmer's main oeuvre. The Fredrique persona is a choice that establishes a pathway to new aesthetic realms. However, Fredrique spells his name wrong by the rules of French. Come ask Nimmer why Fredrique doesn't spell his name, Frédérique at this Friday's closing ceremony.

 

The Artists

Artist: Charles Miller
Start Date: September 7, 2022
End Date: October 1, 2022
Location: Anchor House of Artists, the New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

This 10th installment of a year-long revolving retrospective for the ninety-year-old Charles Miller glances at one aspect of what he has been trying to do over the years. It's been important to him to get others to love art and artists as much as he does. The selections this month are from portraits of the greats. Shown Here: Jackson Pollack, c. 1985, b/w Acrylic on canvas.

 

Holding Hands with Jupiter

Artist: Lex Parent-Gonzalez
Start Date: September 5, 2022
End Date: September 28, 2022
Location: The Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org/events/category/holding-hands-with-jupiter

An immersive, sensory, interactive, multimedia exhibit envisioned and crafted by Lex Parent-Gonzalez. The exhibit engages with themes such as Dissociative Identity Disorder, self-discovery, rethinking trauma and the neurodivergent brain, healing, and community, and includes multimedia works, photography, videography, fine art, music, dance, and interactive theatre arts. Opening reception features live performances by Lex with various other artists, and an interactive theater experience with Murry Eyeball!

Contact: ncfa@nohoarts.org

 

Stillness: Recent and Past Work

Artist: Olwen Dowling
Start Date: September 7, 2022
End Date: October 1, 2022
Location: Anchor House of Artists, the New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Olwen Dowling was born in Dublin, Ireland, & emigrated with her family to the United States. In Gallery One & Two this month, Dowling, a well-known name in the region, presents a group of botanical monotypes, drypoint, & intaglio etchings. As she explains, "This exhibition is very personal because I decided to return to a time of study that helped me get centered, that is biology and nature, what it brings to our daily lives ultimate healing." Stillness and quietude are the exhibition's quest.

 

Another World is Possible

Artists: Zea Mays Printmaking Members & Artists-In-Residence
Start Date: September 8, 2022
End Date: October 8, 2022
Location: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

A juried group exhibition of prints and print-related artwork by 32 members and former artists-in-residence of Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA. The exhibiting artists utilize a vast array of printmaking techniques in imagining their response to the challenge of Another World is Possible, and each piece is amplified by a statement of intent, how their work envelopes and evolves the theme of the exhibition.

Contact: 413-586-5553

 

Painting Biathlon

Artist: Marina Mangubi
Start Date: August 24, 2022
End Date: October 6, 2022
Location: Oresman Gallery, Hillyer Hall, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: sophia.smith.edu/art-oresman-gallery

In her Biathlon series, Marina Mangubi combines cross-country skiing and painting to posit sports as a performance medium. She set up painting stations along cross-country ski tracks and skied sprints, stopping at each station to make a quick painting. Markmarking and athleticism converge in the artist's control of form, focus, and timing. Paintings are shown together with digital prints and videos.

Contact: Eva Weber
eweber51@smith.edu
413-585-3103

 

Japanese Pop Art and Landscape

Artist: Kimiko Donohoe
Start Date: September 2, 2022
End Date: September 29, 2022
Reception Date: September 23, 4-6pm
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

I am inspired by the small details of life that we often take for granted. Art to me is an appreciation of nature which makes the ordinary, extraordinary. I am an oil painter, a silk kimono weaver, and a certified flower designer. Most of my works are of landscapes, a few abstracts, and some portraits. As a Japanese artist, the special Ukiyoe (Edo era 1603 ~ 1868) color scheme has always fascinated me. For this exhibition, I used unique colors of Ukiyoe, which consists of Prussian blue, dark red, gold.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org

 

Paintings and Ceramics

Artist: Dale Rogers
Start Date: September 2, 2022
End Date: September 29, 2022
Reception Date: September 23, 4-6pm
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

To create is to strive to mirror the beauty all around us, to find meaning in this life experience, to achieve a balance for all that seems to be destructive and full of pain and seemingly hopeless. In the striving to create there are elements of curiosity, compassion, forgiveness, faith, hope, and love. There is the desire within to make a painting or a pot as perfectly as possible, given imperfect human hands, heart, and mind of the maker. To create is an act of affirmation.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org

 

Paintings

Artist: Maggie Hodges
Start Date: September 2, 2022
End Date: September 29, 2022
Reception Date: September 23, 4-6pm
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

My paintings capture my feeling and impression of the beauty in nature and especially in and around the Pioneer Valley. Many of my paintings are done outdoors which is often referred to as plein air painting. Often after painting outside I finish the painting in my studio or use it as a study for a larger painting. I choose to paint in oils because it offers a richness through applying the paint in different textures and thicknesses which I find adds depth and interest to my paintings.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org

 

The Joy of Monotype and Monotype Collage

Artist: Arch MacInnes
Start Date: September 2, 2022
End Date: October 30, 2022
Location: Cooley Dickinson Hospital West Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 11am-3pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: archmacinnes.com

Northampton printmaker Arch MacInnes uses fragments of monotypes he has made as the building blocks of collage. Each work proposes a graphic language that encourages a personal involvement in the work. Come see for yourself.

Contact: Arch MacInnes
archmacinnes7@gmail.com
617-583-2430

 

Baskin and Politics: An Exhibition on the 100th Anniversary of His Birth

Artist: Leonard Baskin
Start Date: August 15, 2022
End Date: October 31, 2022
Location: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Thur & Sat 10am-6pm, Fri 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: RMichelson.com

August 15, 2022, marked the one hundredth anniversary of Leonard Baskin's birth; a century rife with political strife and violent conflict. Much of Baskin's work was overtly political. He constantly gravitated towards the marginalized; always illuminating the plight of the persecuted and exposing the tyrant, though aware of how easily the oppressed could become the oppressor.

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

 

John Landino Estate Support

Artist: John Landino (1947-2022)
Start Date: August 8, 2022
End Date: October 1, 2022
Location: Anchor House of Artists, the New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

John Landino made an impression. He was a metal sculptor, dadaist, performance artist. He was a self-taught musician. He was a sensitive, psychically attuned to the movements.beneath waking world the world. He was a cancer surpasser for many years until it caught up with him again and took him in the end this past January. This is the end of a several month estate sale to support his widow, Laura. We have the opportunity to own an affordable artwork to complete the mission to secure his estate here.

 

A.P.E. 2022 Flat File Program

Start Date: January 12, 2022
End Date: December 31, 2022
Location: Online via A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org/flat-file-program.html

The Flat File Program celebrates the potential of flat media: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and collage. The collection of 50 small works represents a variety of approaches to flat media either as finished works or momentary components of a creative process. A.P.E.'s Flat File Program is bringing work together to highlight and provide exposure to emerging artists and experimental work that is less likely to be shown in a traditional exhibition setting.

Contact: Lisa Thompson
lisathompson@apearts.org

 

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit

Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery/virtual-gallery/

While so many public spaces are closed, and exhibits in the Hosmer Gallery have been rescheduled, Forbes Library is hosting a Virtual Hosmer Gallery to create an online community art exhibit. Visit often, as new art works are being added frequently!

Contact: hosmergallery@forbeslibrary.org

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

Sticks & Stones

Artists: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Start Date: September 23, 2022
End Date: November 6, 2022
Reception Date: September 29, 3-6pm
Location: Fiddleheads Gallery
Hours: Thur 3-6pm (through Oct 6), Fri-Sat 12-5pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

The artwork on exhibit features the artists' interpretation of the whimsical theme of sticks and/or stones, and include sculpture, mixed media, mosaic, images, fiber art, and more. The opening reception, which is on Thurs. Sept. 29, coincides with a farmers market on site. A raffle to be drawn on Nov. 6 includes many prizes including books, toys, jewelry, and artwork in keeping with the sticks and stones theme.

Contact: Marge Anderson
margedvaa@gmail.com

 

Palmer Exhibits/Events

2022 Group Plein Air Exhibition

Artists: Quabbin Art Association
Start Date: September 1, 2022
End Date: September 30, 2022
Location: Palmer Public Library Meeting Room
Hours: Mon 10am-5pm, Tue-Thur 10am-8pm, Fri 10am-2pm
Address: 144 N. Main Street
City/Town: Palmer
Website: quabbinartassociation.com

The Quabbin Art Association is having their annual Plein Air Exhibition at the Palmer Public Library. The show features the work of member artists in various mediums including, oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil and wood. The Meeting Room Exhibit is open during regular library hours. Many of the works are for sale and can be purchased directly from the artists.

Contact: Anna Jacke
annajackeart@yahoo.com
413-213-0486

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Work on Paper: Drawings and Prints

Artist: Carolyn Webb
Start Date: September 1, 2022
End Date: October 30, 2022
Reception Date: Sunday, September 25, 2-4pm
Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: daily 11am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

A featured exhibition of Williamsburg printmaker and artist Carolyn Webb. Featured are prints from three of the artist's recent series and address issues surrounding grief, building, patterns, and reflections. Webb thinks in terms of building when printing, finding new patterns through changing plate orientations, colors, and ink transparency.

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

 

Reduction Woodcuts and Linocut Prints

Artist: William H. Hays
Start Date: September 1, 2022
End Date: October 30, 2022
Reception Date: Sunday, September 25, 2-4pm
Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: daily 11am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

A featured exhibition of Turners Falls printmaker William H. Hays. The artist's favorite works alongside five new prints not seen before, as well as pieces from a new series using New England architecture in a way similar to how Japanese artists use temples and scenes of everyday life.

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

 

Color, Light, Reflection

Artists: Sandra Denis, Flo Rosenstock, Sally Chaffee
Start Date: August 31, 2022
End Date: September 26, 2022
Location: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Wed-Mon 11am-5pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: shelburneartscoop.com

With ages totaling 244 years, these three continue to produce vibrant art. Sandra Denis' colorful pieces combine paint, collage and textual inspiration to reflect upon. Flo Rosenstock's marbled ceramic vases, fiber wall pieces and small vellum lanterns reflect a bit of light to illuminate these dark times. Sally Chaffee's intricate, colorful bead woven jewelry and wall hangings, recall her time as a Peace Corps volunteer, reflecting features of the Iranian landscape and exotic Persian bazaars.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

L.G. Talbot: ABSTRACTED recent paintings

Artist: L.G. Talbot
Start Date: September 6, 2022
End Date: September 30, 2022
Location: Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, Springfield Technical Community College (STCC)
Hours: call for hours
Address: One Armory Square, B28
City/Town: Springfield
Website: stcc.io/carberry

Talbot establishes larger-than-life color fields and builds layers of paint in muted, earth tones. First sketched compositions with charcoal, then erased and drawn directly on the canvas, physical engagement with materials and elegant economy in design have become signature aspects of her oil paintings. Originally trained as a ceramicist, Talbot holds a master's degree from Lesley College and a B.F.A. from the University of Tennessee. Carberry Conversation interview: stcc.io/conversations

Contact: Sondra Peron
speron@stcc.edu
413-755-5258

 

Fresh Paint Springfield: Nelson Stevens Commemoration & Mural Ribbon Cuttings

Date: September 24, 1-3pm
Location: starting at 1 Montrose Street, and ending at 38 Catherine Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: freshpaintspringfield.com/22events

Join us as we celebrate Nelson Steven's and honor his life and work. During Fresh Paint Springfield 2022, the Community Mural Institute will recreate two of Stevens' murals, originally painted in Springfield in the 60s and 70s as part of the AfriCOBRA (The African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) movement. Mural ribbon cuttings, starting at 1pm at 1 Montrose Street, and then moving to 38 Catherine Street. Reception to follow.

Contact: info@commonwealthmurals.org

 

We're Still Here

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 1, 2022
End Date: June 30, 2022
Location: Native Hall at the Springfield Science Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/were-still-here

Curated by Springfield resident Aprell May--who has ancestry from the Mohawk tribe of the great Iroquois Confederacy and is a member of the Native American Inter-Tribal Council of Western Massachusetts--"We're Still Here" bridges the past to the present. By exploring varied themes of ancestry, resilience, and identity through the words of contemporary Native peoples, this exhibit says in many voices: "We're Still Here!"

Contact: Karen Fisk
kfisk@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

Oxios Oasis

Artist: Awilda Oxios
Start Date: August 18, 2022
End Date: September 30, 2022
Location: Springfield Jewish Community Center
Hours: Mon-Thur 5:30am-8pm, Friday 5:30am-5:30pm, Sat-Sun 7am-3pm
Address: 1160 Dickinson Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldjcc.org

Oxios Oasis, is Awilda Oxios' exploration of different mediums, surrounding elements, and vivid imagination. Awilda's love of art began when her mother took her to see a live show of Latino performers. After working 25 years as a fashion designer for the prestigious house of haute couture of Luis Fuentes in Puerto Rico, she found herself with more time to dedicate to art and her love of painting rekindled. She uses acrylic paints and anything else she can get her hands on.

Contact: Nicole Longhi
NLonghi@SpringfieldJCC.org
413-739-4715

 

Card Tricks: Salvador Dalí and the Art of Playing Cards

Artist: Salvador Dalí
Start Date: August 20, 2022
End Date: November 20, 2022
Location: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm (Mon 10am-5pm, until Aug 22)
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/card-tricks-salvador-dali-art-playing-cards/

This exhibit highlights not only Salvador Dalí's art, but also includes examples of creative card decks designed by artists working today. "Like Dalí's Surrealist paintings, his playing card designs defy logic, embrace the absurd, and deal in visual trickery," writes Maggie North, Curator of Art at the Springfield Museums. "Salvador Dali excelled at creating vivid depictions of impossible scenes, often fooling the eye with what he called image of "concrete irrationality."

Contact: kfisk@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Weaving with Wood

Artist: Chris King
Start Date: September 3, 2022
End Date: September 28, 2022
Location: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: Tue 10am-4pm, Wed-Sun 10am-6pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

Chris King, scientist, engineer, and artist from Worcester, displays artworks. He up-cycles and repurposes found materials into art. In this exhibit, Chris transforms marine, textile and yard waste into fabric, panels, and sculpture, and investigates color theory, material texture, and information storage in knots.

Contact: Janel Nockleby
janel.nockleby@mass.gov
413-863-3221

 

Ware Exhibits/Events

WOW: Wild Ornery Women - Wiser Overlooked Women

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 24, 2022
End Date: October 23, 2022
Reception Date: Saturday, October 1, 2-4pm
Location: ArtWorks Gallery
Hours: Sat & Sun 1-5pm, or by appt
Address: 69 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org/exhibitions/wowshow

Where are the WOMEN whose art was OVERLOOKED in the Twentieth Century? They are now OLD – old enough to be unseen as WOMEN. But, they have been ORNERY enough to continue to create, to explore, to make provocative images. This generation of Wrongfully Overlooked Women have added the wisdom of maturity and experience to create challenging visual work. WOW is a show of powerful social commentary works by women who have continued to voice their opinions.

Contact: 413-277-6072

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Color Fields: New Expressions in Abstract Landscapes

Artist: Laura Radwell
Start Date: September 5, 2022
End Date: October 29, 2022
Location: Rand Art Gallery at The Westfield Athenaeum
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: westath.org

A large exhibition featuring 33 of Radwell's works ranging from oil on canvas and on paper, to digital paintings in the form of limited edition prints. According to Guy McClain, Executive Director, Radwell produces highly original work with an interesting connection to the Color Field school of painters from the 1950s New York art scene. "But her work only begins with the innovations of the Color Field school. She has incorporated a variety of other influences."

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

 

Williamsburg Exhibits/Events

Treasure the Land

Artist: Angela Sciotti Vincent
Start Date: October 1, 2022
End Date: November 29, 2022
Reception Date: Saturday, October 8, 11am-2pm
Location: Meekins Library
Hours: Tue 10am-6pm Wed 1-7pm, Thur 3-6pm, Sat 9am-2pm
Address: 2 Williams Street
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: meekins-library.org

Treasure the Land, an exhibit by Angela Sciotti Vincent is at Meekins Library during October and November. Presented is a series of recent landscapes that promote an awareness and appreciation of conservation efforts in our valley. Executed in oil, watercolor, and pastel, the works represent efforts to preserve and conserve land. Angela has participated in local exhibits over the past several years. A resident of Goshen, her portfolio is online at www.dovehollow.gallery

Contact: Angela Sciotti Vincent
avincent@dovehollow.gallery
413-207-4477

 

Craft & Maker Fairs / Open Studios / Pop-up Shops

Easthampton Fall Makers Market

Date: Saturday, September 24, 10am-4pm
Location: Easthampton Municipal Building Lot & Nashawannuck Pond
Address: 50 Payson Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: fb.me/e/2HXbEgW8l

Spend a beautiful fall day outdoors browsing the work of 40+ local makers while you take in the beautiful background of Mount Tom and the Nashawannuck Pond and enjoy a bite to eat. Artists include local potters, jewelers, woodworkers, painters, photographers, glass makers, textile artists, and more! It's the perfect FREE event to meet your talented neighbors! We will be highlighting participants as the event gets closer, so be sure to mark "interested" or "going" to see sneak previews.

Contact: Carolyn Anderson
carolynandersonceramics@gmail.com
413-626-5426

 

4th Annual Hilltown Open Studio Tour

Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, 11am–5pm both days
Location: various locations - see map on website
City/Town: Chesterfield, Cummington, Huntington, North Chester, Plainfield, and Worthington
Website: hilltownartsalliance.org/open-studio-tour

Twenty-three artists will be opening their workspaces. The weekend features art demonstrations and a full slate of food and drink opportunities from unique Hilltown artists and producers. A Tour Hub & Gallery featuring representative works of each artist is being set up at the Cummington Community House, 33 Main Street. The artists included are painters, sculptors, fabric artists, artisan jewelry makers, printmakers and ceramicists. See website for map and complete list of participants.

Contact: hilltownarts@gmail.com

 

Orange: 24th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival

Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, 10am–5pm both days
Location: Forster Farm
Address: 60 Chestnut Hill Road
City/Town: Orange
Website: garlicandarts.org

The family friendly "festival that stinks" is renowned for exceptional art, local farm products, fabulous food, endless entertainment, and inspiration for a hopeful future. Held on a historic farm amid fall foliage, the event attracts and unites many thousands locally and from across New England. Admission: $10 (kids under 12 free), $5 students, seniors, EBT.

 

Northampton Print & Book Fair

Date: Saturday, October 1, 12–5pm
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: northamptonprintandbookfair.net

NPBF is a one-day celebration of artist publications, prints, and multiples. The event will feature artists, publishers, and collectives from across western Massachusetts and New England. Artwork will be on display and for sale and include artists' books, zines, chapbooks, poetry, comics, screenprints, risograph prints, photographs, mini sculptures, ceramics, wearable art, and much more. The event is free to attend and open to the public with 100% of the sales going directly to the artists.

Contact: Trevor Powers
northamptonprintandbookfair@gmail.com

 

Northampton: A.P.E.'s Flat File Program Sale

Date: Saturday, October 1, 10-3pm
Location: Workroom Theater at Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org/flat-file-program.html

A.P.E. will host a pop-up Flat File show & sale celebrating flat media alongside the Northampton Print & Book Fair. A.P.E. has encouraged all its flat file artists to attend if possible as it will be a great opportunity to meet fellow flat-file artists, print and book fair artists and to sell work! A.P.E.'s inaugural Flat File Program celebrates the potential of flat media: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, textiles, ceramic and collage.

Contact: Jil Crary-Ross
jil.crary.ross@gmail.com

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

ECA Gallery 2023

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts (ECA)
Deadline: October 20
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptoncityarts.com/resources/call-for-artists

Apply to exhibit your artwork at ECA Gallery in 2023. Applications will be reviewed and artists will be selected to exhibit their work during the 2023 calendar year. Applications are reviewed by a panel of ECA Coordinating Committee members and additional representatives from the greater visual arts community. All applicants will receive follow-up communication in December 2022. Application on website.

Contact: Pasqualina Azzarello
pazzarello@easthamptonma.gov

 

Public Sculpture: Celebrating Service: Honoring Our Volunteers

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts (ECA)
Deadline: October 20
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptoncityarts.com/resources/open-call-for-public-art

For its newest public art initiative, ECA will support an artist or an artist-team to create an original public sculpture that clearly, explicitly both honors and celebrates the past, present, and future of volunteerism in the arts and cultural sectors in the City of Easthampton. The sculpture will be installed along the Nashawannuck Pond Promenade in the heart of the Cottage Street Cultural District. $10,000 honorarium. Full details on website.

Contact: Pasqualina Azzarello
pazzarello@easthamptonma.gov

 

Art Workspace Easthampton

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts (ECA)
Deadline: October 31
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptoncityarts.com/resources/eca-artist-residency

A Residency Program for Visual, Literary & Performing Artists. Easthampton City Arts will continue to offer a total of 5 two-month studio residencies per year--all free of charge--at AWE Space (formerly known as MAP Space) in Eastworks, beginning in January 2023. Because ECA is an organization that supports artists whose work engages and cultivates community, we require that the participating resident artists offer a "public sharing" of their work. Full details on website.

Contact: Pasqualina Azzarello
pazzarello@easthamptonma.gov

 

Early Career Fellowship for BIPOC Ceramic Artists

Sponsoring Group Name: Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail
Deadline: October 15
Submission Fees: none
Website: asparagusvalleypotterytrail.com

Established to support artists of color who are embarking on a career in functional ceramics. The Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail has continually grown in attendance and sales and has a forward momentum that we feel excited to share with the recipients of the Fellowship. We invite you to apply and experience the thriving pottery community and creative economy in Western MA. Recipients will join the 2023 Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail as guest potters at one of our host studios. Full details and application on website.

Contact: steve.theberge@gmail.com

 

ARTery

Sponsoring Group Name: City of Holyoke in collaboration with the Greater Holyoke Chamber, and Print Shop Inc
Deadline: rolling
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: forms.gle/UJrX4JAbj7gFreeL7

An art store and gallery at 289 High Street in September 2022 to run throughout 2023 and to feature original and re-made works crafted by a diverse array of regional talent. A grand opening event is planned for Friday, October 14th. Original artwork, handcrafted and/or up-cycled/refinished items, and locally produced artisan goods ONLY. Full details and registration form on website.

Contact: artery@holyokeart.com

 

Night Market at the ARTery

Sponsoring Group Name: ARTery
Deadline: October 3
Submission Fees: no fee to apply
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: forms.gle/1yMRu4RdBGRdEG3C8

Event date: October 22, 2-8pm. Night Market at the Artery is a juried event: we are looking for unique and distinct items and objects of your own creation or services you provide (e.g. facepainting). This is an indoor event with 8x8 table spaces available for vendors. Cost for a space is $20. Full details and registration form on website.

Contact: artery@holyokeart.com

 

Pop-Up at Old Town Hall

Sponsoring Group Name: CitySpace
Deadline: September 30
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: cityspaceeasthampton.org/2022/09/01/calling-all-artists-makers

CitySpace invites artists and makers of all kinds to set-up a table of their work during Art Walks and select events in the accessible first floor hallway and foyer of Old Town Hall. Priority given to early applications. Two to four artists will be selected per event. It's free to set-up. Table and wifi provided. Artists/Makers set-up and strike tables.

Contact: Burns Maxey
info@cityspaceeasthampton.org
413-282-7705

 

Scantic River Artisans 4th Juried Art Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Scantic River Artisans
Deadline: October 21
Submission Fees: Member: $25-1st Entry / $35-3 entries; Assoc Member: $30-1st Entry / $40-3 entries; Non-Member: $35 - 1st Entry / $45 - 3 entries
City/Town: Hampden
Website: artlink.click/4c2607

Categories: acrylic, oil, pastel, watercolor, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, mixed media. Original work only. All artwork must be for sale. 10% commission of all sales to go to SRA. Show dates: October 29 & 30. Juried by Debra Dunphy, Linda Lastoff, Craig Rivest. See website for full details.

Contact: Nan Hurlburt
info@scanticriverartisans.com
413-205-7985

 

Tandem: Art & Poetry Collaborations

Sponsoring Group Name: Small Works Gallery at Gateway City Arts
Deadline: October 10
Submission Fees: $10
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: gatewaycityarts.com/small-works-gallery/about-the-small-works-gallery

The Small Works Gallery is calling on poets and artists to submit one work of art inspired by each other's work. The poetry can be inspired by the work of art, or the art can be inspired by the poem or created together. Up to 25 "Tandems" will be selected for this exhibition on view October 19 to November 26 and the work will also be published as a volume.

Contact: smallworksgallery@gatewaycityarts.com

 

Call for Collaborators: Queer & Trans Survivor Tarot

Sponsoring Group Name: Astral Cherry Art
Deadline: December 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: astralcherryart.com/qtsurvivortarot2023

Astral Cherry Art is looking for queer & trans survivors of sexual or interpersonal violence to be part of creating a personalized tarot or oracle card for inclusion in a public exhibition in June 2023 at The Bloomery Art Gallery & Meeting Place. Survivors may remain anonymous, and the creation of a personalized card is completely free of charge in exchange for being shown in the exhibition.

Contact: Lachlan Thompson
astralcherryart@gmail.com
612-229-3886

 

Serve It Up! & Little Treats

Sponsoring Group Name: ArtWorks Gallery
Deadline: October 13
Submission Fees: $27 for one entry, $37 for two entries, $47 for three entries
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

Food and the elaborate tableware with which it is served has always been the subject of art. The art of cuisine relies on the interplay between artful plating and the plates themselves. From still-life's to ceramic vessels and platters, from abstract to realism, and from serious to whimsical, we welcome all work that fits the theme!

Contact: Marie Lauderdale
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Gurvitch Memorial Adult Art Exhibit

Sponsoring Group Name: Springfield Jewish Community Center
Deadline: September 23
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldjcc.org/culture/j-gallery

Sponsored by the Lepow-Gurvitch family in loving memory of Sadie and Eli Gurvitch, this much-loved exhibit highlights the creative efforts of non-professional senior artists who wish to show their work. Adults from the Pioneer Valley, ages 50 and older, are eligible to submit work. The show is open to non-professional artists only. Applications are due no later than Friday, September 23. You may submit completed applications to Nicole Longhi at NLonghi@springfieldjcc.org or in-person at the J.

Contact: Nicole Longhi
NLonghi@springfieldjcc.org
413-739-4715

 

Call For Workshops, Classes, and Events

Sponsoring Group Name: Resilient Community Arts
Deadline: December 31
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: resilientcommunityarts.org

Resilient Community Arts (RCA) is looking for local creatives to collaborate with in offering PAID workshops, classes, and events for Western Mass designed and led by YOU. We especially want to amplify offerings from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and Disabled community members. RCA is built on the philosophy that when community members have a place to voice their experiences, to harness cultural power, and amplify their stories we take steps forward together towards a more just and equitable world.

Contact: Lachlan Thompson
info@resilientcommunityarts.org

 

Quality Creations at PATS

Sponsoring Group Name: Quality Creations
Deadline: December 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Williamsburg

We are a consignment shop strictly for artists and craftsmen. Looking for more consignors. 20 percent commission, additional 4 percent if customer uses credit card, no other fees. Presently we have 23 consignors of varying types. We have space for much more.

Contact: Caroline Smith
champagnesmith@aol.com
413-268-7454

 

Sticks & Stones

Sponsoring Group Name: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Deadline: September 20
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northfield
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

All media welcome, but works must contain sticks or stones or both! Be creative! Artists may submit up to 6 pieces to the show. Exhibit runs Sept 23 to Nov 6. Photo: felted vessel by Christine Pellerin.

Contact: Marge Anderson
margedvaa@gmail.com

 

Borgia Gallery at Elms College

Sponsoring Group Name: Elms College
Deadline: July 12, 2024
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Chicopee
Website: elms.edu/academics/humanities/borgia-gallery

The Borgia Gallery at Elms College in Chicopee is seeking artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional or small three-dimensional media to exhibit work. The gallery space is approximately 1200 square feet, and it is located in the Mary Dooley College Center. Exhibitions run from 4 to 6 weeks in length and the college provides printed marketing materials such as postcards and flyers. Interested parties should submit 10 digital images or website to kiernanb@elms.edu

Contact: Brian Kiernan
kiernanb@elms.edu

 

Valley Arts Mentors Remote Mentoring Program

Sponsoring Group Name: Valley Arts Mentors
Deadline: rolling
Submission Fees: none
Website: artsmentors.org/mentorship

VAM is currently accepting registrations for Year 2's Mentorship Cohort! We will be matching 10 arts mentors with 10 mentees on a rolling basis. Commitment: Mentors and mentees connect online or, pandemic allowing, in person once every two weeks for a six month period. We seek applications from mentees, and we are recruiting mentors who are established artists or arts professionals with 15+ years of experience in their field. Full details on website.

 

Easthampton Farmers' Market

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts
Deadline: reviewed on a rolling basis
Submission Fees: free to apply, $35 per market if selected
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: artlink.click/90f93c

An exciting new partnership between Easthampton City Arts & the Easthampton Farmers' Market! We're sharing out an open call to any local visual artists working in any media who is interested in exhibiting + selling your work at the outdoor market during the 2022 season. It's free to apply and $35 per market to participate, if selected. Tent, table, and chairs provided. Saturdays May through October. Application on website.

 

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit

Sponsoring Group Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

In this extraordinary time of social isolation, people still need to connect with others, share ideas, see something new, and express our creativity. This Hosmer Gallery welcomes anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited!

 

Saturday Salon at The LAVA Center

Sponsoring Group Name: The LAVA Center
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: forms.gle/jNEhqYGk8gBRhL5v5

Seeking artists and vendors to display their work during our Saturday Salon. Artists of all stripes--visual artists, writers, musicians, vendors, filmmakers, etc.--are welcome to join us!

Contact: vanessa@localaccess.org

 

Classes / Workshops / Seminars / Meet Ups

Neuroqueer Art Night

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 21, 6-8pm
Fee: sliding scale, from $5
Location: Online via Zoom with Astral Cherry Art
City/Town: Northampton
Website: astralcherryart.com

Neuroqueer Art Night is a fun, once a month gathering for neuroqueer creatives of all kinds to come together, meet new people, and make art in community. Show up to hang out, network, and collaborate -- the choice is yours! Offered on a sliding scale for each session. All funds raised through Neuroqueer Art Night are used to support other Astral Cherry Art offerings like peer support, identity based art exhibitions, and more.

Contact: Lachlan Thompson
astralcherryart@gmail.com

 

Genreflux: Collage As Creative Nonfiction Storytelling

Date & Time: September 28, 6-8pm
Fee: sliding scale, from $20
Location: Online via Zoom with Astral Cherry Art
City/Town: Northampton
Website: astralcherryart.com

This workshop takes a deep dive into storytelling through collage, inspired by approaches to creative nonfiction. Participants learn a type of oral storytelling and transform the stories they share into collages to take home with them. Participants also receive a resource guide and prompt list to inspire further explorations in these genre-bending mediums.

Contact: Lachlan Thompson
astralcherryart@gmail.com

 

Wonderful Watercolor with Debbie Roberts Kirk

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, September 22 - October 13
Fee: $135 non-members/ $110 members
Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org/

Have you always wanted to try watercolor? Have you dabbled a bit but want some more direction? This course might be perfect for you. Over the course of 4 classes, you will become familiar with basic watercolor skills, techniques, and materials in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. Learn techniques that make tube watercolor painting so exciting!

Contact: Marie Lauderdale
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Pencil, Paper, Draw! with Roc Goudreau

Date & Time: Thursdays, 5-7pm, September 22 - October 13
Fee: $125 non-members / $110 members
Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org/

Have you always wanted to draw but don't know where to start? In this 4 week course, professional artist and illustrator Roc Goudreau will share his secrets using pencil techniques, proportions, shading, and measurement to make your art come to life! All materials included.

Contact: Marie Lauderdale
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Acrylic Quick Paint Course with Nan Hurlburt

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 11am-1pm, October 12 - November 16
Fee: $188 non-members / $155 members
Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org/

Each week you will learn to paint a different subject on an 8 x 10 canvas using only 2 brushes and 50 strokes or less! This fun course will stimulate your power of observation and mixing colors "on the fly" on the canvas.

Contact: Marie Lauderdale
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Big & Bold Watercolor with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm, October 26 - November 30
Fee: $195 plus supplies
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org/art-classes/category/watercolor-big-bold-with-deborah-rubin

Learn about techniques, materials, and design while creating vibrant watercolors. Some of the techniques are wet on wet, dry brush, and wet on dry. For beginners who might not want to make the monetary investment, renting everything is an option. ALL levels welcome.

Contact: Kelly Silliman
programs@nohoarts.org
413-584-7327

 

Intro to Stained Glass at Make-It Springfield

Date & Time: September 25, 1-3pm
Fee: $15
Location: Make-It Springfield
Address: 168 Worthington Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: makeitspringfield.org

Join Glass Visions for an introduction to the beauty and history of Stained Glass Art! The first part of this class will give a HISTORY of the art--from the beautiful and wide scoping lead-came glass construction used in Cathedrals to the amazing Opalescent glass creations produced by Tiffany Studios using the copper-foil technique. In the second part of the class you'll get some HANDS-ON TIME to try glass cutting, grinding, foiling and soldering. Hope to see you there! Includes all supplies.

Contact: info@makeitspringfield.org
413-455-0663

 

Sewing Group Tuesdays at Make-It Springfield

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 4-6pm, until September 27
Fee: free
Location: Make-It Springfield
Address: 168 Worthington Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: makeitspringfield.org

Learn new sewing skills or bring a project to work on! This is a skill sharing opportunity for people with all levels of hand and machine sewing, guided by Artist Sheldon Smith. Beginners can try out our machines and advanced sewers can start or work on projects in process. Come back week to week for guidance, support, and creative community. We have 12 machines, notions and some fabrics to share. Bring your own machine or supplies if you like! Space limited; register to reserve a spot.

Contact: info@makeitspringfield.org
413-455-0663

 

The Handle Factory: Registration open for Fall classes

Fee: varies
Location: The Handle Factory
Address: 49 Conway Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: handlefactory.com

Registration is open for weekly class series and special topic classes this fall. Get information, register for a class, or sign up to work independently as a studio member. Potters of color are encouraged to explore our BIPOC membership option. All info is on the website.

Contact: handlefactoryclay@gmail.com

 

Printmaking at Red Horse Sanctuary

Date & Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Saturdays
Fee: $30/2 hour class
Location: Red Horse Sanctuary
Address: 7 Mountain Street
City/Town: Haydenville
Website: redhorsesanctuary.com

Etching, Monoprint and Block Printing classes. Pay by the class and come to as many or as few as you like, although it is recommended to sign up for at least two classes in order to complete a print. Students of all abilities welcome. Join a welcoming, supportive, friendly community of like minded people, learn new techniques, share ideas, and enjoy the beautiful space and excellent facilities.

Contact: Shoshana DeAtley
shanadeatley@icloud.com
413-221-5775

 

Tuesday Morning Screen Printing

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 10am-2pm, September 27 - October 25
Fee: $440
Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com/event/tuesday-morning-screen-printing

Explore screenprinting or deepen your practice in a five-week morning workshop! This workshop is a sampler of many ways to make screen prints – everything you need to get started on a screenprinting project or to refresh your skills. This workshop is appropriate for all levels.

Contact: Kaye Carroll
kaye@zeamaysprintmaking.com
413-584-1783

 

Introduction to Etching

Date & Time: Saturday and Sunday, September 24 & 25, 10am-5pm
Fee: $315
Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com/event/introduction-to-etching-with-big

Learn the basics of etching on copper to create beautiful intaglio prints. Bring your ideas, sketches, and enthusiasm! Zea Mays Printmaking is an education and research facility dedicated to finding safer, more sustainable methods of printmaking. All levels of printmaking experience welcome. Plates, paper, ink, etching grounds and use of tools are included in the registration fee.

Contact: Kaye Carroll
kaye@zeamaysprintmaking.com
413-584-1783

 

Beginning Stained Glass Workshop with Heather McLean

Date & Time: September 25, 9:30am-3pm (with a lunch break)
Fee: $125
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 229
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: dragonflystainedglassstudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher 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. 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 glass and supplies included in tuition and use of all tools. Other dates for the same class: October 9 & 23.

Contact: Heather McLean
info@DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com
413-559-1010

 

Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop with Heather McLean

Date & Time: October 16, 9:30am-3pm (with a lunch break)
Fee: $100
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 229
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: dragonflystainedglassstudio.com

In this class you will have the opportunity to design a beautiful stained glass mosaic art piece. The class will cover how to prepare a mosaic pattern, how to cut glass into various geometric shapes, how to arrange glass within a pattern, and how to grout the final product. All levels are welcome. All glass and supplies are included in the tuition as is the use of all tools. Other date for the same class: October 30. Additional classes can be viewed on the website.

Contact: Heather McLean
info@DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com
413-559-1010

 

Amherst Plein Air Society (APAS)

Date & Time: Tues, Thurs, Fri mornings, May-October
Fee: $40/year member dues
Location: a different location in the Valley every week
City/Town: Amherst
Website: facebook.com/Amherst-Plein-Air-Society-392391357552048

APAS artists paint en plein air together three days a week from 9am-1pm at different beautiful locations in the Valley. All media, ages, and levels of experience are welcome. We are a welcoming, supportive group where we all learn from and help each other grow in our work. Come try a paint-out to see if APAS is a good fit for you.

Contact: Susanne Personette
SusannePersonette@gmail.com

 

Drawing in the landscape with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: Wednesday afternoons
Location: Mt. Pollux
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.lornaritz.com

Technical & Aesthetic Instruction: a critical approach to your drawing focusing color changes in the mountains, trees, fields, sky. Lorna encourages artists to ask questions on paper rather than stating what the eye perceptually sees and/or what the mind already knows. The eye, instead, moves around and not just on the object being drawn or painted, so that movement is created between objects through color relationships. Individual or group critiques.

Contact: lenajenny3@yahoo.com

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