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This Week's Newsletter: July 14, 2020

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
July 14, 2020
Issue #620

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Featured Listings:

Transitions

Artist: Laurieanne Wysocki
Start Date: July 7, 2020
End Date: August 1, 2020
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sat 12-6pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hopeandfeathersframing.com/wysocki-transitions

Artists use abstraction to push beyond the recognizable world and ornamentation to decorate it. Laurieanne's recent work explores the relationship between the two concepts in vibrantly colored and highly textured paintings. Identifiable forms and motifs are blended with spontaneous gestural work bringing the two pursuits into a delightful harmony. Walk ins are welcome for the gallery, on your own or small groups of up to three people. (appointments required for framing and printing services). Please wear a mask.

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

 

Urban Scenes

Artist: Richard Bulda
Start Date: July 8, 2020
End Date: TBD
Location Name: Mill 180 Park
Hours: Wed-Sat 3-9pm, Sun 3-8pm
Address: 180 Pleasant Street, Suite 217
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.richardwbulda.com/p169171584

Urban Scenes taken over the past few months by Richard Bulda. Many of these cityscapes are quasi-dystopian in their emptiness. Places like New York City's Time Square and Hudson Yards, which were crowded and vibrant earlier this year, are now desolate. The risk is that scenes that should seem bizarre may begin to seem normal. Venice Beach and Las Vegas Art District: photos taken the last weeks of January, 2020 before everything shut down.

Contact: Richard@arturbanstudio.com
413-527-2698

 

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

Circles Triangles and Squares: Revisiting Abstraction

End Date: August 1, 2020
Location Name: UMCA (Online)
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/umca/online_exhibitions/2011_11_19_carlino/circles_triangles_squares_text.html

Explore this online exhibition, curated by Easthampton artist Kim Carlino. We ask art to do a lot for us: stimulate thought, elicit converation, evoke connection and emotion. What can abstraction do for us in the 21st century? Why does its elusive and ambiguous nature continue to endure and make a resurgence in the contemporary art world today?

 

SOS (Summer On-screen Series)

End Date: August 1, 2020
Location Name: Hampden Gallery (Online)
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fineartscenter.com/sos

New works by artists created during the COVID-19 pandemic that both respond to and reflect on these uncertain times. Seemingly overnight, methods of communication have shifted dramatically across the globe, traditional venues have closed, and uncertainty rules. Artists, undeterred, use Zoom and other digital platforms as their medium and their venues. Curated by Sally Curcio. Featuring: Yasin Aribuga, Chenda Cope, Hannah Duggan, Avery Forbes, Cima Khademi, Nima Nikakhlagh, Abbey Paccia, Claire Sianna Seaman, Elizabeth Sobieski, Jenny Vogel.

Contact: Sally Curcio
sallycurcio@umass.edu
413-545-3394

 

ENCOUNTERS

Start Date: July 2, 2020
End Date: July 31, 2020
Location Name: Gallery A3
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Gallery A3 moves into a new mode, with ENCOUNTERS installed on panels in the storefront windows. Some works emphasize human contact--like moments of personal connection we all craved during the pandemic-induced lockdown or the scenes of human confrontation emerging from protests of racial injustice, sparked by the murder of George Floyd. Other encounters are symbolic, metaphorical, material, imaginary, or aesthetic. Image: "The Gift", clay and mixed media, Valerie Gilman.

 

Transitions

Artist: Laurieanne Wysocki
Start Date: July 7, 2020
End Date: August 1, 2020
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sat 12-6pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hopeandfeathersframing.com/wysocki-transitions

Artists use abstraction to push beyond the recognizable world and ornamentation to decorate it. Laurieanne's recent work explores the relationship between the two concepts in vibrantly colored and highly textured paintings. Identifiable forms and motifs are blended with spontaneous gestural work bringing the two pursuits into a delightful harmony. Walk ins are welcome for the gallery, on your own or small groups of up to three people. (appointments required for framing and printing services). Please wear a mask.

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

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Urban Scenes

Artist: Richard Bulda
Start Date: July 8, 2020
End Date: TBD
Location Name: Mill 180 Park
Hours: Wed-Sat 3-9pm, Sun 3-8pm
Address: 180 Pleasant Street, Suite 217
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.richardwbulda.com/p169171584

Urban Scenes taken over the past few months by Richard Bulda. Many of these cityscapes are quasi-dystopian in their emptiness. Places like New York City's Time Square and Hudson Yards, which were crowded and vibrant earlier this year, are now desolate. The risk is that scenes that should seem bizarre may begin to seem normal. Venice Beach and Las Vegas Art District: photos taken the last weeks of January, 2020 before everything shut down.

Contact: Richard@arturbanstudio.com
413-527-2698

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Inside Out and Outside In - Virtual Tour & Fundraiser

Artist: Binda Colebrook
Location Name: Red Light Gallery
City/Town: Florence
Website: bindacolebrookart.com/inside-out-show.html

Due to the pandemic, the opening for the show at Red Light Gallery did not happen. The work is still up though, quietly waiting to see what happens. BUT... While you cannot see the work in the show in person right now, you can purchase it for a good cause! 100% of proceeds raised from this work will go to two local organizations: Northampton Survival Center & Western Mass Mutual Aid Fund. See website for details.

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Within, Without - Living the Remote Life

Location Name: Greenfield Community College
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: gcc.mass.edu/within-without

An online student/faculty art gallery with works inspired by the pandemic.

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

2020 HCC Virtual Student Art Exhibition

Location Name: Holyoke Community College
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: 2020hccstudentartexhibition.blogspot.com

Creativity is at the heart of making this particular school year work for everyone. Without creativity we never could have carried on through this uniquely challenging time. At the end of every school year we hold the HCC Student Art Exhibition to celebrate student works by filling the Taber Gallery and the Art and Photo department walls from floor to ceiling with amazing works. Though the campus is closed, this year we're grateful to be able to continue this custom by showcasing the work online.

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

A.P.E. presents: normal pop-up

Artist: Zoe Sasson
Start Date: July 20, 2020
End Date: August 3,, 2020
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

This summer, we'll feature the work of five visual artists in our window space. Beginning July 20: paintings by curator of normal pop-up Zoe Sasson: "In my current paintings, I create imagined spaces wherein characters strive for balance but stumble. My creations take from memories of shapes, colors, and patterns and transform them in a series of trials and errors--material risks and mishaps--until characters emerge, proudly claiming space."

 

For Everything There Is a Season

Artist: Elizabeth Chase
Start Date: July 1, 2020
End Date: August 31, 2020
Location Name: Northampton Cooperative Bank
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat 8:30am-12pm
Address: 67 King Street
City/Town: Northampton

Paintings and drawings of subjects from nature.

Contact: Elizabeth Chase
eachase09@yahoo.com
413-527-3875

 

A.P.E. presents: normal pop-up

Artist: Alicia Renadette
Start Date: July 6, 2020
End Date: July 20, 2020
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

This summer, we'll feature the work of five visual artists in our window space. Beginning July 6: sculptures by Alicia Renadette: "Drawing upon the overheated aesthetics of handmade fantasy movie sets, holiday retail displays, and really fancy cakes, my work entices viewers into a hothouse universe that re-examines our relationship with an excessively materialistic world and the traumas it inscribes on bodies and minds."

 

Imaginary Friends

Artist: Travis Louie
Start Date: June 10, 2020
End Date: July 25, 2020
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

William Baczek Fine Arts is pleased to announce the reopening of our gallery with a solo exhibition of new paintings by Travis Louie.

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

 

Anchor House of Artists Reopening with "Work Related", an Installation

Artist: Peter Dellert
Start Date: July 15, 2020
End Date: August 20, 2020
Reception Date: Friday, July 17, 5-9pm
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Anchor House of Artists announces its reopening Wednesday, July 15 with "Work Related," an installation with new sculptures by Holyoke's Peter Dellert. Preview visits by appointment. Reservations for six-person half-hour tours at a time, face coverings, & physical distancing is required. Dellert's reception is Friday, July 17, 5- 9pm. At the reception, self-directed, one-way visits lead to an outdoor gathering with physical distance in the parking lot behind the galleries.

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

 

Working History

Artist: David Barten
Start Date: June 1, 2020
End Date: August 14, 2020
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

David Barten (1941- ) has produced polychromed figurative sculpture on the life scale since he graduated from Cornell University in 1965. Widely displayed, receiving important commissions, his work is in museum collections. A remarkable series of work is placed at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Trappist, KY. Besides the Instagram live event, his work can be viewed through the bank of windows running along the Pleasant Street side of the Anchor House of Artists home. www.instagram.com/anchorhouse_artists

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

 

Geometry and Color - Window Show Series at The Oxbow Gallery

Artist: KC Scott
Start Date: July 8, 2020
End Date: July 19, 2020
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

This exhibition explores the artist's life-long fascination with geometry and the phenomenon of color. It is a thread to which he routinely returns between series of other works of a less rigid and pre-planned form. The Oxbow Gallery offers these mini exhibits to affirm our ongoing presence on Pleasant Street. We hope they intrigue, engage and lift the spirits of passersby. See website for more information.

 

Stations of the Cross

Artist: Charlie Miller
Start Date: June 1, 2020
End Date: July 14, 2020
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Miller produced this suite of fourteen eight by six foot paintings circa 1977 to 1980. They represent the Catholic tradition of the path of Christ to the Crucifixion, only set in contemporary Boston where the centurions are represented by helmeted police and the whole process is shown covered by TV news cameras. www.instagram.com/anchorhouse_artists

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

 

2020 Virtual Hosmer Gallery

Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery/virtual-gallery/

While so many public spaces are closed, and exhibits in the Hosmer Gallery are rescheduled for next year, 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

 

Virtual Tour of to be listened into speaking Exhibit

Artist: Jamila Jackson
Location Name: Northampton Center for the Arts
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org/events/category/the-afromation-festival

A video tour of Jamila Jackson's thesis exhibit.

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Transitional Structures: Works in Clay

Artists: Chris Archer, David Ernstner
Start Date: June 5, 2020
End Date: August 2, 2020
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Fri-Mon 11am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Two clay artists collaborate to create this exhibit. Both Chris Archer & David Ernster call New Hampshire their home and both use the form of the clay vessels to realize their unique artistic visions. Through August 2 virtually in our online store and in our brick & mortar gallery by appointment. See website for more information.

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

 

Visual Poems, Original Prints

Artist: Kate Whittaker
Start Date: June 5, 2020
End Date: August 2, 2020
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Fri-Mon 11am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Whittaker is a painter and photographer. When she combines the two practices, she becomes a digital mixed media artist. The exhibit is a series of hanging scrolls, most measuring approximately 12 x 41". In the artist's words: "These original prints … are composed of details of my paintings layered, and sometimes overlain, with photographs I have taken during my travels. As a poem can be said to paint an image, here painting and photography combine to form a poetic narrative." View online or by appointment.

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

 

Southampton Exhibits/Events

27 Days of "The Legend Series"

Artist: Barrie Wentzell
Start Date: July 19, 2020
End Date: August 16, 2020
Reception Date: July 19, 3pm (via Zoom)
Location Name: Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center
Hours: by appointment only
Address: 2 East Street (@College Highway/Route 10)
City/Town: Southampton
Website: floydgallery.com

The Floyd Gallery will display one different image each day on The Floyd Gallery website from its signed limited-edition black and white print collection from "The Legend Series" portfolio by Barrie Wentzell. Each print is available at 50% of its appraised value. Two separate appraisals accompany each print. The musicians range from Taj Mahal to Creedence Clearwater Revival, from George Harrison to Paul Simon, from Melanie to Donavan. Image: "Count Basie" (c) 1965 Barrie Wentzell

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Say Their Names

Artists: Wane One, Nero, Souls
Location Name: MLK Center
Address: 3 Rutland Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.commonwealthmurals.org/say-their-names

A tribute mural to People of Color killed by the police. Painted June 4 & 5 by Wane One, Nero, and Souls. Organized by Communwealth Murals, Art for the Soul Gallery, and the MLK Center. The mural lists names of the more than 60 black and brown people who were unarmed when killed by police in the last 12 months. It also includes the names of 7 Springfield residents killed by the police.

 

inkling Virtual Tour

Artist: Donnabelle Casis
Location Name: Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery
Address: Springfield Technical Community College, Pearl Street Entrance, Building 28
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.stcc.edu/about-stcc/news/stcc-offers-virtual-art-exhibit-at-carberry-gallery.html

Casis' work explores personal identity and its relationship to markers and patterns. The title 'inkling' can be defined as: a slight knowledge or suspicion; a hint. It can also loosely refer to the ink of tattooing or a word taken from the Philippine word tinikling: a traditional Philippine folk dance which originated during the Spanish colonial era. Casis believes visual information is contextualized is akin to moving and reshifting, where connections can be compelling and indelible.

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

 

Ware Exhibits/Events

Where? Ware!

Location Name: Artworks Gallery
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org/artworks-gallery

Replica masterpiece portraits painted by local artists for our installation is now up on a storefront on Main Street, downtown Ware. The building is across the street from Country Bank. If you are in the area or want to take a relaxing drive come check it out. Order take out from the neighboring restaurant, Hanna Devine's, and enjoy the view. It's pretty awesome!

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

The Montague Village Store Logo Contest

Sponsoring Group Name: Montague Village Store Logo
Deadline: July 24
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Montague

Montague Village Store would like to solicit area artists and designers to submit ideas for the first ever Montague Village Store logo. The one-color logo should incorporate the name of the store in the design. Incorporating a community focus is a plus! Prize is $200 cash plus an awesome swag bag from some of our vendors. Submit your jpeg or png file by July 24th. Email with subject line LOGO for questions. No calls, please. The store is located at 60 Main Street, Montague Center.

Contact: montaguevillagestore@gmail.com

 

Community Mural Institute

Sponsoring Group Name: GoodSpace Murals & Common Wealth Murals
Deadline: July 19
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: commonwealthmurals.org

The Institute teaches how to structure and facilitate community design and painting workshops, best practices for mural design, and how to create and install murals using the parachute cloth technique. The Institute meets on three weekends over three months. During the Institute, each artist will partner with a pre-selected community group to design, paint and install a 150 square foot mural. Participating artists will receive a stipend of $2000. Full details on website.

Contact: britt@commonwealthmurals.org

 

Sun Bath Quilt Tour: a driving tour of Easthampton's household quilts on display for a day

Sponsoring Group Name: Big Top Quilts
Deadline: August 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.bigtopquilts.com/sun-bath-quilt-tour-summer-2020

Seeking quilt hosts to spread the light of the quilts throughout the city. If you have a quilt, it can join the tour! If your friend has a quilt, you can host it at your house! Community sourced quilts will be displayed outside our own private homes: out windows, on porches and lawns. Viewers will be directed to enjoy a self-guided driving tour using your provided address which may include relevant quilt stories. Register through the form linked on the website.

Contact: Audrey Hyvonen
audrey@bigtopquilts.com
413-230-0771

 

COVID-19: The Artist Contest

Sponsoring Group Name: Amherst Center Cultural District
Deadline: July 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstcenterculturaldistrict.org/covid19-artistcontest

The contest is a way to distribute funds from the Massachusetts Cultural Council directly to artists. The implications and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic involve so many aspects of life, culture, society, business and more and artists are uniquely able to interpret and express the complicated and the difficult. The ACCD is seeking those interpretations and expressions from artists in 5 categories: 2D art; Sculpture/Installation; Poetry & Writing; Dance & Music; and Others. Full details on website.

Contact: Ann Tweedy
info@amherstcenterculturaldistrict.org
413-530-3129

 

Electrify Amherst! The Electrical Box Makeover Project 2020

Sponsoring Group Name: Amherst Public Art Commission
Deadline: August 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstma.gov/electrifyamherst

Artists are invited to submit proposals for Electrify Amherst! The Electrical Box Makeover Project 2020. This project continues to increase the presence of public art in Amherst by inviting artists to create unique and imaginative paintings on designated utility boxes in one of three village areas in Amherst. Three selected artists will receive a $500 stipend. This event happens on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

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

 

Breathing While Black

Sponsoring Group Name: Augusta Savage Gallery, UMass
Deadline: July 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/asgcall20

Augusta Savage Gallery will host Breathing While Black, a juried digital visual art exhibition, during the fall 2020. The gallery has a reputable history of enlightening viewers on such social concerns as race, ethnicity, class, and cultural identity. This exhibition is an invitation to make a range of responses to the stated slaughters public. Full details on website.

 

Virtual Hosmer Gallery

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. The 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! This exhibit will grow until the library building reopens, and stay visible for at least a month after that.

 

Classes & Workshops

Basics of Digital Photography Workshop with Marc St. Onge and Robert Floyd via Zoom

Date & Time: 7-9pm, July 16 - August 6
Fee: $175 for 4 class sessions with image critiques (plus a one-on-one via Zoom with Robert Floyd)
Class Location: online via Zoom / Robert Floyd Gallery & Learning Center
Address: 2 East Street (@College Highway/Route 10)
City/Town: Southampton
Website: floydgallery.com

Learn to operate your camera and have fun doing it. Our workshop introduces you to camera, lenses, shutter, aperture, exposure, and composition. Learn to use them comfortably with purpose for the photographs you will create. Gain knowledge and confidence to create great images. Learn what needs to be in focus and how to achieve it. Understand good composition and its role in pulling the viewer into your photograph. Guaranteed: only 5 participants max. Image: "Lily, Westfield" (c)Marc St. Onge

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

 

The Painterly Monotype with Donna Carmel

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8pm July 16 to August 27
Fee: $40 (includes materials) for one 2-hour class
Class Location: Little River Studio
Address: 399 Little River Road
City/Town: Westfield
Website: donnacarmel.com

Artists and beginners bring your painting, drawing or pen and ink style into a new medium where you can make your own prints using soy-based inks. Discover techniques using recycled objects for textures and drawing and painting onto the printing plate. Ink and 6 sheets of paper will be supplied. Please wear comfortable shoes and a smock. All workshops limited to 2 attendees. Masks to be worn and social distancing, studio is disinfected between workshops. Register online.

Contact: Donna Carmel
lrprintmaking@gmail.com

 

Waves Online Pastel Workshop with Meg Bandarra

Date & Time: August 14-16, 9:30am-12:30pm
Fee: $125 + Materials
Class Location: Online via Zoom
Website: www.megbandarra.com/p/classes-and-workshops.html

Learn the techniques for creating realistic waves with pastel. In this 3-day intensive, we'll cover everything from creating dynamic compositions to making believable waves that feel as though they've got movement and action. (Including the answer to everyone's top question- How do you make sea spray?) August 14-16. Limited to 9 participants. Ideal for those with some pastel experience.

Contact: Meg Bandarra
megbandarra@gmail.com

 

Berry Printmaking Workshop with Donna Carmel

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6-8pm July 7-28
Fee: $40 (+ materials) for 1 class
Class Location: Little River Studio
Address: 399 Little River Road
City/Town: Westfield
Website: donnacarmel.com

Learn to apply textures using acrylic paint and juice from berries. You will create your own images of textures and colors onto a printing plate and then hand press onto paper. Acrylic paint and paper will be provided. Please wear comfortable shoes and a smock. All workshops limited to 2 attendees. Masks to be worn and social distancing, studio is disinfected between workshops. Register online.

Contact: Donna Carmel
lrprintmaking@gmail.com

 

Amherst Plein Air Society

Date & Time: Wednesdays & Fridays, April-October
Fee: none
Class 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 twice each week at varied beautiful locations in the Valley. All media, ages, and levels of experience are welcome. We are a very friendly, supportive environment where we all learn from and help each other grow in our work. During the pandemic, we've continued to paint in the fresh air outdoors while observing physical distancing and wearing masks. To come try a paint-out to see if APAS is a good fit for you, contact Susanne Personette.

Contact: Susanne Personette
SusannePersonette@gmail.com

 

Online Pastel Workshops with Meg Bandarra

Date & Time: July 20 - Aug 26, Various Sessions
Fee: $75-$140 + Materials
Class Location: Online via Zoom
Website: www.megbandarra.com/p/classes-and-workshops.html

In Pastel 101 learn the basics of working with soft pastel while you paint a summer landscape. Beginners welcome! 4 Classes, Mondays, 4-6:30pm, July 20- August 10. Waterfalls Workshop: Paint moving, falling, water that has dimension and liveliness. Pastel experience recommended. 2 Classes, Wednesdays, 9-11:30am, August 19 and 26. Workshops Limited to 9 participants. Visit megbandarra.com for details.

Contact: Meg Bandarra
megbandarra@gmail.com

 

Free Composing & Encoding Collage Online Class #1: Stillness and Line with Regan Drouin Halas

Date & Time: anytime / on your own time
Fee: tips happily accepted, not expected
Website: unsungstudio.net/workshop

In this workshop, a simple, contemplative structure makes painting into an interior journey as well as a satisfying creative challenge. We will settle the mind and explore techniques of line-work and composition. The creative process and the beauty of imperfection is emphasized. No experience needed! You will emerge with 3 original paintings.

Contact: Regan
UnSungStudio@gmail.com
970-901-0779

 

Online Acrylic Painting Sessions with Richard Nowak

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Fee: none

A continuation of classes offered at Westfield Creative Arts Center for the last 4 years. 4 to 5 regular students now meet via zoom. They are intermediate painting students who paint their own different painting at each session and I offer them suggestions and critiques and from each other. No pressure and they paint at their own pace. I thought that other painters may want to join the zoom meeting for the encouragement and helpful hints from other experienced painters. Please call for Zoom access info.

Contact: Richard Nowak
413 563-6565

 

Figure Drawing Fridays - Virtual Edition

Date & Time: Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm via Zoom
Fee: $16
Website: facebook.com/figuredrawingfridays

While we can't meet in person we are going to continue to run our drawing sessions via Zoom. To join: RSVP and pay the model fee via paypal ($16) to norsemanrealty@gmail.com. Everyone who pays in advance will receive the meeting invite - please make sure we have some form of contact (e-mail or text) so we can send it. Watch our facebook page or the meetup page (search figure drawing fridays) to make sure we have a model for the week. Full refund if session is cancelled. Participants limited to to 8 for now to keep the zoom meeting sane and ensure everyone can be seen/heard.

Contact: gundy
figuredrawingnoho@gmail.com

 

Artist Workshops with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: ongoing
Class Location: Valley View Studio + Gallery
City/Town: Pelham
Website: www.lornaritz.com

Technical and Aesthetic Instruction: A critical approach to your painting and drawing. A year long series of six weekly three hour classes, still life and/or figure. Lorna encourages artists to ask questions on paper or canvas with curiosity, rather than stating only what the eye perceptually sees. The eye, instead, moves around and not just on the object being drawn or painted, so that movement is created through color relationships. Individual critiques offered as well.

Contact: gchilenski@gmail.com

 

Art Crowdfunding / Fundraising

Legends of Fomora Graphic Novel

Goal: $4000
Start Date: June 23
End Date: July 22
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: goatsheadbook.com

A young adult graphic novel that follows three friends through a fantastical wilderness has come to Kickstarter! The heroes encounter monsters, faeries, and discover ancient magic that will change the world! Go to GoatsHeadBook.com to get the graphic novel, coloring book, art, and more! Comics are an important tool in turning reluctant readers into lifelong ones. And they are super fun! Our Studio weaves curiosity, representation, and emotional storytelling together with adventure and magic.

Contact: Pat Nietupski
goatsheadstudios@gmail.com

 

Easthampton City Arts Artist Grants

Goal: $5,000
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: gofundme.com/f/easthampton-city-arts-artist-grants

ECA has created the ECA Artist Grants Initiative in an effort to create new opportunities for artists to work and to be supported for the value they bring to our community. ECA has committed $10,000 to local artists through this Initiative, which will roll out in phases during the weeks and months to come. Additional funds can be raised to directly and exclusively support this effort. For every $300 raised through this platform, 1 new artist will be supported through this program.

 

Support the Shelburne Arts Co-op

Goal: $15,000
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.gofundme.com/f/support-the-shelburne-arts-coop

Like many other small businesses, the Shelburne Arts Cooperative and its 42 artist members have been dramatically affected by the necessary restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We at the Shelburne Arts Co-op reluctantly but hopefully ask for your support at this challenging time, in hopes that raising a modest amount of money, $15,000, will enable us to cover our monthly expenses, possibly needed until the end of 2020, with the expectation that we will eventually be able to reopen.

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