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This Week's Newsletter: September 14, 2021

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
September 14, 2021
Issue #681

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Featured Listings:

3rd Annual Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition of Traditional Realism

Start Date: September 26, 2021
End Date: October 10, 2021
Reception Date: Saturday, September 25, 1-4pm (3pm awards ceremony)
Location: Workshop13
Hours: Fri 4-7pm, Sat-Sun 1-4pm
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

A juried show featuring artists from across New England. Over eighty paintings, drawings and sculptures in the genres of landscape, figure and still life will be on view in the Grand Hall which, with its stunning stained glass windows and open-beamed, craftsman-style construction is a work of art in itself. All are invited to attend the Opening Reception on September 25th. Awards, including the $1000 Best of Show will be announced at 3pm. The People's Choice Award will be announced on October 10th.

Contact: Marie Lauderdale
marie@workshop13.org

 

Stained Glass Workshops with Heather McLean

Date & Time: Friday, September 24, 9:30am-5pm
Fee: $125
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 032
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. We will cover all 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 glass and supplies included in tuition and the use of all tools. More class dates: Sept 25, 26, Oct 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, and 24.

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

 

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

The Thing Itself

Artist: Christopher Janke
Start Date: September 7, 2021
End Date: December 1, 2021
Reception Date: September 30, 5-7pm (artist talk 6pm)
Location: Hampden Gallery
Hours: Tue & Thur & Fri 1:30-5:30pm, Mon & Wed 2:30-6:30pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/xvx

The Thing Itself is based on Immanuel Kant's concept that the world can never be known directly but only through unreliable experiences. The Hampden Gallery has a body, a history, and a representation, like the world, of unfathomable incompleteness manifest by those looking. Image: Christopher Janke, "The Thing Itself: Hallway Arches Looking South", Dimensions: 144" x 72" x 178,560 minutes, Material: Light.

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

 

Formed with Silica

Artist: group show
Start Date: September 7, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Online via Hampden Gallery
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/sz4

Formed with Silica is an international online exhibition curated by Sally Prasch that features works from glass artists that range from realism, surrealism, to abstraction. Sally Prasch exhibits her work internationally and is a Scientific Glassblower and Glass Instructor at UMass Amherst. Curator Zoom Talk: Thursday, September 16, 6:30pm (register online).

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

 

UMCA Re-Opening Celebration

Date: Thursday, September 23, 5-7pm
Location: University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA)
Address: Fine Arts Center, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fac.umass.edu/UMCA

Join us for the UMCA Re-Opening Celebration! The reception will feature remarks by Director Loretta Yarlow, as well as performances by the a cappella group UMass Dynamics and a UMass student jazz combo.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Lateral Geographies

Artist: Daniel Zeller
Start Date: September 7, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Online via Hampden Gallery
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/e9e

Lateral Geographies is comprised of a series of recent (mostly) abstract drawings that attempt to explore a connection between what can be presented through our advanced tools of observation and what can be invented or distorted utilizing similar visual elements. Artist Zoom Talk: Tuesday, October 12, 6:30pm (register online). Image: Daniel Zeller, "Integrated Input", ink and acrylic on paper, 23 x 30 inches, 2017.

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

 

Prince

Artist: Nicole Eisenman
Start Date: September 23, 2021
End Date: December 5, 2021
Location: University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA)
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: Fine Arts Center, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/q90

An exhibition of prints by internationally renowned artist Nicole Eisenman is the artist's first museum exhibition to focus solely on their remarkable prints (lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, paper pulp prints, and monotypes). Despite Eisenman's reputation as one of the leading artists of our time, this exhibition provides a first glimpse into the range of the artist's exploration and experimentation in printmaking. Virtual live chat with the artist: November 10, 6-7pm.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Shape, Texture, Color

Artists: Gallery A3 members
Start Date: September 22, 2021
End Date: October 28, 2021
Location: GoBerry 'n Cream
Hours: Sun-Thur 12-9:15pm, Fri-Sat 12-10pm
Address: 28 Amity Street, 1E
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Enjoy a fresh and local frozen yogurt or ice cream, while savoring the theme of, "Shape, Texture, Color", by (next door) Gallery A3 artists. Image: "Spools of Yarn" photograph by Laura Holland.

 

Tools = Work

Artist: Peter Dellert
Start Date: September 7, 2021
End Date: May 14, 2022
Reception Date: September 30, 5-7pm (artist talk 6:30pm)
Location: Hampden Gallery Sculpture Garden
Hours: Tue & Thur & Fri 1:30-5:30pm, Mon & Wed 2:30-6:30pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/mzj

Two enlarged vintage kitchen tool sculptures are on exhibition in the Hampden gallery outdoor sculpture garden. These pieces reflect on the past and present production and use of hand tools, and tool users at home and at work in both the past and the present contemporary culture. Image: Peter Dellet, “Blend", turned, painted wood, stainless steel, recycled plastic. 72 x 36x 36 inches, 2019. Photo credit: Motoko Inoue.

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

 

Building Collage

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 8, 2021
End Date: October 8, 2021
Location: UMass Design Building Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Address: John W Olver Design Building, 551 North Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/architecture/event/building-collage

Building Collage explores the medium of collage as a powerful device for design thinking, with potential to shape studio production and professional practice. Co-curators Carey Clouse and Sandy Litchfield call attention to collage as both a method and medium for design practitioners to extend the boundaries and potentials of their work. Artists: Claire Dannenbaum, Carol Keller, Jen Simms, Jill Stoll.

Contact: architecture@umass.edu

 

Art Forum Online: Pay attention...Photographs from Provence and Paris

Date: Thursday, September 23, 7:30pm
Location: Online via Gallery A3
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

In an Art Forum Online, Larry Rankin welcomes viewers into his artistic process and illustrates image selection and post-capture editing decisions for several works in "Pay attention... Photographs from Provence and Paris", displayed at Gallery A3 through October 2. Register for this free event on the website.

Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com

 

Survivor Tree

Artist: Aaron Becker
Start Date: September 2, 2021
End Date: October 2, 2021
Location: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hopeandfeathersframing.com/aaron-becker-survivor-tree/

We are excited to host Aaron Becker's original drawings, watercolors, and prints from the new book "Survivor Tree", written by Marcie Colleen and illustrated by Aaron. This hopeful story of a resilient tree that grew (and still grows) at the base of the twin towers is a simple introduction for young readers to gain an understanding of September 11th and the impact it had on America.

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

 

Interstitial Zigzags

Artist: Benjamin Cowden
Start Date: September 10, 2021
End Date: November 30, 2021
Location: Portal Gallery
Address: Boltwood Plaza, Boltwood Walk
City/Town: Amherst

The inaugural exhibition at the new Portal Gallery on Boltwood Plaza, located in the headhouse above the town parking garage. Cowden's exhibition features five small windows into moving worlds. The artworks are kinetic and interactive: "viewers can make noise or shine light from their cell phones to activate the sculptures."

Contact: William Kaizen
publicart@amherstma.gov

 

Rising Waters/Blazing Earth

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 10, 2021
End Date: October 20, 2021
Location: Augusta Savage Gallery, New Africa House
Address: 180 Infirmary Way, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/z1d

An exhibition presented by Zea Mays Printmaking featuring multimedia works by 30 artists about the political, social, and personal issues related to natural resource exploitation--its forms and its consequences, including its effect on art making and human life. Printmaking demo: October 17th.

Contact: Liz Chalfin
liz@zeamaysprintmaking.com
413-584-1783

 

Pay attention...Photographs from Provence and Paris

Artist: Larry Rankin
Start Date: September 2, 2021
End Date: October 2, 2021
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 3-7pm (see website for expanded hours)
Address: 28 Amity Street, 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Inspired by the poet Mary Oliver, Larry Rankin brought a contemplative process to his photographic practice. In photographs from Provence and Paris, he looked for significant details and unusual angles, and consciously manipulated formal elements in the digital darkroom. Art Forum Online: September 23, 7:30pm. Register on website. Image: Larry Rankin, Climbers, photograph.

Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com

 

Gallery A3 @ GoBerry 'n Cream

Artists: Gallery A3 members
Start Date: August 5, 2021
End Date: September 24, 2021
Location: GoBerry 'n Cream
Hours: Sun-Thur 12-10pm, Fri-Sat 12-11pm
Address: 28 Amity Street, 1E
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Enjoy a fresh and local frozen Yogurt or Ice cream, while savoring the artwork gracing the walls by (next door) Gallery A3 artists. Image: "Apples Too", oil on canvas, by John Krifka.

 

Deerfield Exhibits/Events

A Whole Recollection

Artist: Maggie Nowinski
Start Date: August 30, 2021
End Date: October 23, 2021
Reception Date: October 10, 4-7pm
Location: von Auersperg Gallery, Deerfield Academy
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 7 Boyden Lane
City/Town: Deerfield
Website: deerfield.edu/academics/von-auersperg-gallery

A solo exhibition by Nowinski featuring two large-scale drawing installations. A year of daily drawings span three walls chronologically. They chronical unnamed prompts from each day: Friday, March 13, 2020 (day 1 of lockdown) through March 14, 2021. Her installation "Be Spilled, My Heart" of wHoles reaches almost 30' high, 20' wide and reaches into space. Open now for individuals and small groups during open hours through September, and larger groups starting October.

Contact: Lydia Hemphill
lhemphill@deerfield.edu
413-774-1480

 

A Tale of Two Fiddles: Perception vs. Reality

Start Date: July 22, 2021
End Date: October 31, 2021
Location: Memorial Hall Museum
Hours: Tue-Sun 11am-4:30pm
Address: 8 Memorial Street
City/Town: Deerfield
Website: deerfield-ma.org

This FREE, small (but important) display in an existing exhibit at Memorial Hall Museum compares historical perceptions of African American musicians to their documented experiences. The stories highlighted help us understand racial attitudes of the time and their lasting impacts today.

Contact: Ellen White
pvmaoffice@deerfieldmuseum.org
413-774-7476

 

Fabric of Time: New England History Told Through Domestic Art

Start Date: July 22, 2021
End Date: October 31, 2021
Location: Memorial Hall Museum
Hours: Tue-Sun 11am-4:30pm
Address: 8 Memorial Street
City/Town: Deerfield
Website: deerfield-ma.org

This FREE exhibit at Memorial Hall Museum looks at the history of quilting in New England and explores how quilters expressed their aspirations and observations through their art. With 20 quilts and related objects spanning more than two and a half centuries, visitors can see the enduring traditions and technological advancements and learn how they impacted the creative forces behind some of New England's domestic art.

Contact: Ellen White
pvmaoffice@deerfieldmuseum.org
413-774-7476

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Bird Impressions

Artists: Valerie McQuillan, Brian Mc Quillan
Start Date: September 3, 2021
End Date: September 25, 2021
Location: The Elusie Gallery, Big Red Frame
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-5pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: bigredframe.com

The Elusie Gallery is happy to welcome you back inside with Bird Impressions: Valerie McQuillan and brother-in-law Brian McQuillan: same name, same subject matter, but different media. Valerie shows her Paintings, Prints and Enamels; Brian his Welded Metal Sculptures. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will benefit the Easthampton Pascommuck Conservation Trust.

Contact: Jean-Pierre Pasche
elusie@bigredframe.com

 

Art In the Orchard 2021 - The Sixth Biennial

Start Date: August 1, 2021
End Date: November 28, 2021
Location: Park Hill Orchard
Hours: dawn to dusk daily
Address: 82 Park Hill Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: parkhillorchard.com/art

A multifaceted sculpture exhibition and festival on the grounds of a working New England apple orchard. AIO 2021 is a curated invitational sculpture exhibition along a walking trail showcasing three-dimensional outdoor works and installations created by local and regional artists. Additional events (such as music, storytelling, theater, and school field trips) will be programmed most weeks. Saturday, Sept 18, 1-3pm: Artists Appreciation Day, meet the artists who created the 30 sculptures and installations.

Contact: Jean-Pierre Pasche
jean-pierre@parkhillorchard.com

 

Wear Orange: an Art Exhibit

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 1, 2021
End Date: September 30, 2021
Location: Online via Easthampton City Arts
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptoncityarts.com/wearorange

Moms Demand Action is presenting Wear Orange: an Art Exhibit. Over fifty artists from New England and beyond, including 17 survivors of gun violence, will be exhibiting works in all medium. The works present reflections on historic and current gun violence, particular incidents of homicides, mass shootings and personal experience. Doris Madsen of Easthampton was the principal organizer with assistance from other Moms Demand Action volunteers. Read the history of Wear Orange at wearorange.org

Contact: Doris Madsen
dmadsen.ma@gmail.com
413-210-2885

 

Urban Scenes

Artist: Richard Bulda
Start Date: July 8, 2020
End Date: TBD
Location: Mill 180 Park
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-6pm
Address: 180 Pleasant Street, Suite 217
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.richardwbulda.com

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

Florence Night Out 2021 (FNO 2021)

Date: Saturday, September 25, 4-7pm (film screening & after-party 7-10pm)
Location: North Main Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: florencenightout.org

Family-Friendly Arts and Culture Block Party! A vibrant mix of live music with local bands, an open-air artisan market, interactive family-friendly fun, independent walking tours of site-specific art installations, and film screenings. We'll even unveil an artist-designed custom crosswalk. The block party takes place from 4-7pm, a film screening from 7-8pm, and afterparty will close out the night from 8-10pm.

Contact: Donnabelle Casis
info@florencenightout.org
413-320-2828

 

Intertwined

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 7, 2021
End Date: September 30, 2021
Location: Sanford Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm & the second and fourth weekend of the month
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com

We share the air. Our lives are fundamentally interwoven with all lives on earth. This notion of the world as an interconnected organism was introduced in western scientific thought in the 1700s. And this belief was shared by numerous religious traditions long before that time. The works in this exhibit express interconnectivity--and our existence as relational. Curated by Nancy Haver & Olwen Dowling. Masks required. Hours subject to change, call 413-584-1783 to confirm that the gallery is open.

Contact: Nancy Haver
nancyhaver@gmail.com
413-549-1337

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Artist Talk: elin o'Hara slavick

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 12-1pm
Location: Online via GCC
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: gcc.mass.edu/events/artist-talk-elin-ohara-slavick

elin o'Hara slavick is an Artist-in-Residence at the University of California, Irvine. She was a Professor of Studio Art, Theory and Practice at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill from 1994 until 2021. Her interdisciplinary work critically explores war, memory, exposure, memorials, cartography, history, labor, feminism, the body, politics and utopia/dystopia. An Art Department Zoom event. Zoom link on website.

Contact: Joan O'Beirne
obeirnej@gcc.mass.edu
413-775-1898‬

 

Ancestors/Ancestras

Artist: María Sparrow
Start Date: September 11, 2021
End Date: October 30, 2021
Location: The LAVA Center
Hours: Sat 11am-2pm, Thurs 5-8pm
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org

María Sparrow is a painter, teacher, and musician living in Greenfield. The daughter of an Argentine mother, María grew up in Iowa and Maine and was awarded a scholarship to attend Amherst College in 2011. In her work she is interested in representations of womxn and in themes of belonging and alienation. Her show will include paintings from an ongoing series titled "Ancestors/Ancestras." In English and in Spanish.

Contact: info@localaccess.org
413-376-8118‬

 

Saturday Salons at The LAVA Center

Date: Saturdays, 11am-2pm
Location: The LAVA Center
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org

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 that will feature our regular gallery display, art and video installations, curated and live music, local vendors, and more.

Contact: info@localaccess.org
413-512-3063

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

COLLIDER

Artist: Jak Ritger
Start Date: September 15, 2021
End Date: September 19, 2021
Location: lower_cavity project space
Hours: Wed-Sun 2-5pm
Address: 416 Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: lowercavity.space

ART EXPERIMENT hyper-object curiosity active for one week. A presentation of photography, risograph, installation, sound and video work. Performance: September 17, 6pm

 

Listening. A photography exhibit

Artist: Virginia Sandman
Start Date: September 3, 2021
End Date: September 28, 2021
Location: Holyoke Library
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
Address: 250 Chestnut Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: virginiasandman.com

Six black and white photographs on exhibit at the historic and beautiful Holyoke Library. The show is located at the New Books (Libros Nuevos) section, enter at 250 Chestnut Street and take your first left. The photos are in black frames and measure 16x20 inches. They were shot on medium format film and are ink jet prints. YouTube Live studio visit: September 26th, 3pm. The event will be available in English and Spanish. Link on website.

Contact: Virginia Sandman
sandmanvirginia@gmail.com
413-420-8101

 

El Corazón/The Heart of Holyoke - Walking Tour

Location: downtown Holyoke
Address: various locations / Main Street area
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: nuevaofholyoke.org/el-corazon

A placekeeping and public art project on Main Street that reflects the vital Puerto Rican and Latinx culture of the surrounding neighborhoods. See website for self guided tours of the artworks installed along Main Street, and artist bios and statements. Artists include: Shey Rivera Ríos, Yadilette Rivera-Colón, Madeline Medina, Chelvanaya Gabriel, Michelle Falcón Fontánez, C. Yolanda Gonzalez, Emma Mesa-Melendez, Dreamclub, Frankie Borrero.

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Paintings from Lockdown: Domestic Botanicals

Artist: Susan Valentine
Start Date: September 3, 2021
End Date: September 26, 2021
Reception Date: September 26, 4-6pm
Location: Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Fri-Sun 1-5pm, or by appt
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: barnesgallery.org

This is part of Leverett Crafts & Arts Grand (post COVID shutdown) ReOpening and will include ceramics by John Varner and Zahava Friedman. Closing reception: September 26, 4-6pm.

Contact: Susan Valentine
s.valentine.art@gmail.com
413-695-7617

 

Tuscany Revisited, Golden Light

Artist: Lori Lynn Hoffer
Start Date: September 3, 2021
End Date: September 26, 2021
Reception Date: September 26, 4-6pm
Location: Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Fri-Sun 1-5pm, or by appt
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: barnesgallery.org

This is part of Leverett Crafts & Arts Grand (post COVID shutdown) ReOpening and will include pottery by Joy Friedman. Closing reception: September 26, 4-6pm.

Contact: Lori Lynn Hoffer
lorilynn@waterlilydesign.com

 

Montague Exhibits/Events

Spirits of Black Women

Artist: Belinda Lyons Zucker
Start Date: September 17, 2021
End Date: October 31, 2021
Location: Sawmill River Arts Gallery
Hours: Thur-Mon 11am-5pm
Address: 440 Greenfield Road
City/Town: Montague
Website: sawmillriverarts.com

Guest Artist Belinda Lyons Zucker's "Spirits of Black Women" highlights Zucker's skill and imagination through figures formed with cloth and clay. Her imagery celebrates her African ancestry and Black experience.

Contact: Chris Pellerin
cspellerin@comcast.net
413-367-3052

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

a quiet place……..where life is but a dream

Artist: Melissa Cooper
Start Date: September 3, 2021
End Date: September 28, 2021
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Hours: Tue-Thur 1-4pm
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org/events/category/exhibit-a-quiet-placewhere-life-is-but-a-dream

A collection of photographs by Melissa Cooper, who takes photos and turns them into images through edits and/or framing and composition. She is intrigued with beautiful scenery, landscapes, crowded streets, random but intricate details of anything pleasing to her eye. She has always been obsessed with color, texture, shadows and light. Her goal is for the viewer to enjoy what's in front of them, no thinking or pretentiousness. To feel whatever is felt naturally, organically, and deeply!

Contact: ncfa@nohoarts.org
413-584-7327

 

Light in Nature

Artist: Kate Follet
Start Date: September 8, 2021
End Date: September 30, 2021
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery One, Two, Three
Hours: Wed-Sat 3-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

This show features work centered in the local area, including southern Vermont and western Massachusetts tied to the seasons. Though these landscapes--and most art featuring them--are usually depicted as quaint, Follett is drawn to scenes that are uninhabited, remote, and silent. Through her images, she tries to express her sense of the natural world being larger & more powerful than ourselves, & ultimately beyond our understanding. We ask you wear your mask to make a shelta' from the Delta.

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

 

On Sale: Selected Works from the Archive

Artist: Greg Stone
Start Date: September 8, 2021
End Date: September 30, 2021
Location: Open Creative Education Center Gallery
Hours: Wed-Sat 3-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Gregory Stone (1947-2016) was a well-known 1970s artist pioneer to the "Northampton Renaissance". He established a celebrated career both locally and nationally. Stone is remembered by his friends and associates as an unusually engaging and charitable creative person. Since his death from cancer several years ago, his work is still sought after and appreciated. This month Anchor House of Artists will display choice works from his archive there offered up for sale by the family.

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

 

Land and Sea

Artist: Peter Mishkin
Start Date: September 8, 2021
End Date: September 30, 2021
Location: Open Creative Education Center Small Gallery
Hours: Wed-Sat 3-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Peter Mishkin uses a form of abstraction to analyze natural space. His manner of reading color in landscape comes in bands of pure hue. Gradations come with stripes of darkening tones. The experience of representative space in his work is a thought-provoking encounter with the act painting. We ask you wear your mask to make a shelta' from the Delta.

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

 

Spirit Seen in Nature

Artist: Andrew Magee
Start Date: September 8, 2021
End Date: September 30, 2021
Location: Back End Gallery
Hours: Wed-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Andrew Magee is an experienced graphic artist who achieved notoriety for his careful avian illustrations that were published in the Bird Finding Guide to Western Massachusetts. Evolving from the careful detailed approach he employed with graphic art, Magee launched into producing large, expressionist-styled oil paintings. He paints exclusively with his latex-gloved fingers. There are several hundred of these paintings available, but the selected ones here focus on his relationship with nature.

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

 

Mirror Image

Artist: Carrie Gelfan
Start Date: September 2, 2021
End Date: September 26, 2021
Location: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

"When feeling uninspired and at a loss for something to paint, I will do a self-portrait. I love seeing the progression of my self-portraits over many years, both the changes in my appearance and state of mind at the time of the portrait, and in my painting style."

Contact: theoxbowgallery@gmail.com
413-586-6300

 

New Paradigm Tool Company

Artist: Peter Dellert
Start Date: September 8, 2021
End Date: October 2, 2021
Location: A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery
Hours: Wed-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

Dellert's most recent works comprise an ongoing collection utilizing legacy tools for manual labor. The tools are refitted with new, surprising, and elaborate wood handles, often laboriously laminated and bent into curves; additional modifications to the tools are also employed. These changes render the tools seemingly non-functional, absurd and surrealistic. The work seeks to address the place of the worker, especially the hand worker and manual laborer in contemporary Western culture.

Contact: Lisa Thompson
lisathompson@apearts.com
413-586-5533

 

Artist of the Month: Cindy Chandler-Guy

Artist: Cindy Chandler-Guy
Start Date: September 1, 2021
End Date: September 30, 2021
Location: Northampton Senior Center Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm (closed 9/21-24)
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton

Inspired by local natural beauty, Cindy Chandler-Guy paints realistic landscapes with pastels, and explores working abstractly and more conceptually with printmaking. As a result, her monotypes/collages fall on a continuum from totally abstract to scenic/representational.

Contact: Nancy Yesu
Nyesu@northamptonma.gov
413-587-1313

 

Mountain Folders Origami

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 1, 2021
End Date: September 29, 2021
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Mountain Folders was founded in 2012 by Charlene Morrow and Sarah Pease on the way back from the OrigamiMIT Conference. We continued to meet in-person every month until Feb 2020 when the pandemic hit. Thanks in part to the generosity of OrigamiUSA we were able to switch almost immediately to meeting on Zoom, so we have been able to meet monthly throughout the pandemic. We now have between 30 and 40 people join us, including people from all across the USA and several other countries.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1013

 

Conversations in Printmaking: Prints by Edda V. Sigurðardóttir, Margo Temple and Marjorie Morgan

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 2, 2021
End Date: September 26, 2021
Location: The Oxbow Gallery, Front Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

Three artists showing a variety of prints in this exhibit that invites investigation. Art will be interspersed to allow for visual interaction, and printmaking methods will be shared to reveal the practice behind the prints. There will be an Opening Reception on 9/10, a Lecture/demonstration on Natural Inks in Printing on 9/17, and an Artists Conversation on 9/24. All events are free and begin at 5pm. (All events are subject to change. Please check the website.)

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

 

Two Artists: Jackie Brown & Erin Mallea

Artist: Jackie Brown, Erin Mallea
Start Date: July 26, 2021
End Date: September 24, 2021
Location: Jannotta Gallery, Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton

Brown's primary focus is on sculpture installation. In Malleable And Changeable, Brown combines three previous installations and invites viewers into imagined biological systems. Mallea is a multidisciplinary artist motivated by an attempt to better understand the spaces she inhabits. In Refuge, she examines the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon and explores the past and present of particular microcosms as metaphors for larger human and environmental conditions.

Contact: Rebecca Davis
oresmangallery@smith.edu
413-585-3100

 

Jeff Gola: Recent Paintings

Artist: Jeff Gola
Start Date: August 25, 2021
End Date: September 25, 2021
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 pleased to announce the opening of two solo exhibitions which will run concurrently during the month of September. Charlie Hunter and Jeff Gola are two artists who paint primarily landscape paintings, but in very different styles and in very different mediums. Jeff Gola will be exhibiting a new body of work in egg tempera painting.

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

 

Charlie Hunter: Signal Passing

Artist: Charlie Hunter
Start Date: August 25, 2021
End Date: September 25, 2021
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 pleased to announce the opening of two solo exhibitions which will run concurrently during the month of September. Charlie Hunter and Jeff Gola are two artists who paint primarily landscape paintings, but in very different styles and in very different mediums. Charlie Hunter will be showing oil and acrylic paintings.

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

 

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit

Location: 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 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

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Sojourns: Artists' Books and Handmade Paper

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 3, 2021
End Date: October 31, 2021
Reception Date: Saturday, September 18, 2-4pm
Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 11am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

What happens when you take the idea of what a book is, and put it in the hands of a visual artist? Do you need to have words? Is it bound? Does it have pages that you can turn? Everything you thought you knew about what a book looks like, is up for revision. Sojourns is 7 artists exploring these questions: Valerie Carrigan, Fenfolio (Fenneke Wolters-Sinke), Sheryl Jaffe, Elisa Lanzi, Marjorie Morgan, Janet Poirrier, and Edda Valborg Sigurðardóttir. Curated by Elisa Lanzi.

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

 

Silent Auction to benefit Out Now

Start Date: September 3, 2021
End Date: October 31, 2021
Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 11am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

As part of the Marilyn Andrews retrospective exhibit, Salmon Falls Gallery is auctioning a sculpture made collaboratively by Marilyn Andrews and Andrew VanAssche to benefit Out Now, a Springfield based youth group empowering LGBTQ youth for the last 21 years. The piece was created by the couple in 1983 to explore the gender roles in their own marriage with the intention of discarding them. The exhibit can be seen through October 31. Bids can be placed by phone, in person, or by emailing the gallery.

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

 

Works in Clay, A Retrospective Exhibit

Artist: Marilyn Andrews
Start Date: September 3, 2021
End Date: October 31, 2021
Reception Date: Saturday, October 2, 2-4pm
Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 11am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

Plainfield sculptor Marilyn Andrews died in December of 2019. This exhibit was originally hung in March of 2020, but then came COVID and the gallery had to close its doors on the exhibit of 75 sculptures, wall works, articles and the statements which charted her creative life chronologically. Now we are trying again! This exhibit will be about half the size, but Marilyn's strong sense of emotional truth, social justice and just plain creative potency shines throughout the entire collection.

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

 

Poppies and Peonies

Artists: Candace Silver, Nancy Baker
Start Date: August 26, 2021
End Date: September 27, 2021
Location: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Thur-Mon 11am-4pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: shelburneartscoop.com

Colorful realistic and abstract floral images are represented in large format photographs by Candace Silver and paintings by Nancy Baker.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Pop Geometric: The Art of Carlos Mateu

Artist: Carlos Mateu
Start Date: September 18, 2021
End Date: October 29, 2021
Reception Date: Saturday, September 18, 4-6pm
Location: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 12-3pm, Sun by appt only
Address: Tower Square, 1500 Main Street, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Springfield
Website: artforthesoulgallery.com

This exhibition features the art of Afro-Cuban visual artist and professional dancer, Carlos Mateu. Mateu's paintings, which are inspired by his Afro Cuban background, his life in the US and his own creative interpretation of his experience, fuse elements of cubism, realism, surrealism and mysticism.

Contact: Ashley Zurc Pereira
ashleyzurcpereira@gmail.com
413-575-7054

 

Literate Hands: Beading as an Act of Resilience

Artist: Lauren Johnson
Start Date: September 18, 2021
End Date: October 29, 2021
Reception Date: Saturday, September 18, 4-6pm
Location: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 12-3pm, Sun by appt only
Address: Tower Square, 1500 Main Street, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Springfield
Website: artforthesoulgallery.com

A collaboration between Magdalena Gómez, an award-winning artist and Poet Laureate for Springfield, and guest curator, Ashley Zurc Pereira featuring the beaded jewelry of Lauren Johnson.

Contact: Ashley Zurc Pereira
ashleyzurcpereira@gmail.com
413-575-7054

 

Just Ink

Artist: Roger Duffy
Start Date: September 3, 2021
End Date: October 7, 2021
Location: Springfield Jewish Community Center
Hours: Mon-Thur 5:30am-7:30pm, Fri 5:30am-5:30pm, Sun 7am-3pm
Address: 1160 Dickinson Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldjcc.org/culture/j-gallery

Pen and ink has reached across the span of time for illustrators. All have dipped their pens into the inkweels of hope for an enduring illustration of the beauty of this world around us and the words that touch and inspire our hearts so profoundly for generations to come Roger Duffy's illustrations, in some small way, try to capture this enduring quality with "Just Ink." Roger Duffy is a fine artist specializing in pen and ink illustration on the world of God.

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

 

Museums a la Carte Lecture: Lords and People of Tokugawa Japan 1600-1900s

Date: Thursday, September 23, 12:15pm
Location: Online or in-person at Springfield Museums
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/program/lords-people-tokugawa-japan-1600-1900

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the George Walter Vincent Smith Museum, James Callahan will delve into the history and context of the collecting interests of the Smiths. Together we will explore the people of Japan beginning with Hideyoshi in 1537, leading to the establishment and later collapse of the Shogunate in 1868. We will also discuss the flourishing of the arts during the Meiji period (1868-1912) while exploring objects in the museum associated with this period. Registration required. $4 / $2 for members.

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

 

Museums a la Carte Lecture: A Glimpse into the Gilded Age: Digitizing the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum Archives

Date: Thursday, September 15, 12:15pm
Location: Online or in-person at Springfield Museums
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/program/glimpse-gilded-age-digitizing-george-walter-vincent-smith-art-museum-archives

The Springfield Museums' recent digitization of the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum Archives revealed a treasure trove of unpublished images, documents, and correspondence. Although little-known, these important Archives tell the story of Springfield's first art museum and shed light on the lives of benefactors George Walter Vincent Smith (1832-1923) and Belle Townsley Smith (1845-1928). Presented by Maggie North, Curator of Art, Springfield Museums. Registration required. $4 / $2 for members.

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

 

Artists of Springfield MA

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 1, 2021
End Date: September 30, 2021
Location: 1550 Main Street
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 8am-1pm
City/Town: Springfield

Marie Chivers is self-taught and paints nature and animals, Alex LeFevre is an emerging artist who expresses his emotions through painting, Chris Lyons is a stained glass artist and owner of Glass Visions, and Marla Shelasky creates woven paintings and collage. Artists of Springfield MA, an effort to raise the visibility of Springfield artists to the rest of the region, is supported by grants from the Springfield Cultural Council, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council.

Contact: Marla Shelasky
mjshelasky@gmail.com

 

Tradition and Dissent

Artist: Ai Weiwei
Start Date: July 17, 2021
End Date: January 2, 2022
Location: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Wheeler and Barn Galleries
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/ai-weiwei

Internationally renowned artist and social activist Ai Weiwei, is an art innovator, provocateur, and political dissident who explores tradition in non-traditional, even radical ways. This special exhibition curated exclusively for the Springfield Museums features rare works from three decades of the artist's career.

Contact: info@springfieldmuseums.org

 

Sensory Friendly Saturdays at Springfield Museums

Date: Second Saturdays, 9-11am
Location: Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Springfield Science Museum
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org

Sensory Friendly Saturdays provide less noise, less bright light, and cool-down spaces for those who have sensory sensitivity. The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Springfield Science Museum will open early, with some exhibits modified to provide an opportunity for people with a range of differing abilities to experience what the museums have to offer. Trained staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer. Sensory-friendly crafts for all ages will be available in the Cat's Corner.

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

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Make or Do Without: Depression Era Wool Quilts

Start Date: September 4 2021
End Date: September 30, 2021
Location: Great Falls Discovery Center
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

Cotton is the fiber most often associated with quilts, but wool quilts were also created--especially during the 1930s and 1940s. Some were made of old wool clothes, while others were crafted with woolen and worsted manufacturing samples. This exhibit curated by Peggy Hart shows examples of both and contemporary quilts inspired by the vintage ones.

Contact: Peggy Hart
blanketweave@gmail.com

 

Ware Exhibits/Events

3rd Annual Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition of Traditional Realism

Start Date: September 26, 2021
End Date: October 10, 2021
Reception Date: Saturday, September 25, 1-4pm (3pm awards ceremony)
Location: Workshop13
Hours: Fri 4-7pm, Sat-Sun 1-4pm
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

A juried show featuring artists from across New England. Over eighty paintings, drawings and sculptures in the genres of landscape, figure and still life will be on view in the Grand Hall which, with its stunning stained glass windows and open-beamed, craftsman-style construction is a work of art in itself. All are invited to attend the Opening Reception on September 25th. Awards, including the $1000 Best of Show will be announced at 3pm. The People's Choice Award will be announced on October 10th.

Contact: Marie Lauderdale
marie@workshop13.org

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Ephemeral Marks

Artist: Charles Suggs
Start Date: September 13, 2021
End Date: October 23, 2021
Location: Arno Maris Art Gallery, Westfield State University
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 11am-3pm
Address: 577 Western Avenue
City/Town: Westfield
Website: westfield.ma.edu/marisgallery

In May 2020, The Boston Globe named Suggs one of "five outstanding art school grads for 2020." He is fascinated with researching lesser-known stories from Black history and exploring them in his art. His art began with drawings, transitioned to watercolors, and recently expanded to video and animation. The artist will present a talk on Wednesday, October 6, 3:15pm, in the gallery.

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

 

Online Exhibits/Events

How To Start Painting With Pastel - Free Online Demo

Date: September 17, 6-8:30pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Website: megbandarra.com/pastel-demo

Curious about painting with pastel but aren't sure where to begin or if this medium is for you? Join Meg Bandarra for an online demonstration. Meg will give an overview of materials, demo her painting technique, and answer questions from attendees. The demo is free but registration is required. Visit the website link above for details and registration.

 

UP CLOSE: Kevin Pomerleau

Location: Online via The ArtSalon
Website: theartsalon.com

UP CLOSE is a series of five short videos that provide a window into the art practices of Valley area artists. Through studio tours and curatorial driven interviews, these films enable The ArtSalon to expand its mission to a virtual platform. Volume 5 features Kevin Pomerleau, an artist/printmaker. The subject matter of his work ranges from everyday moments of monotony, intensity, happiness, and anger. Each piece documents these moments and acts as a form of catharsis and self-exploration.

Contact: valleyartsalon@gmail.com

 

Wear Orange: an Art Exhibit (the movie online)

Location: Online via Wear Orange Summer Jam
Website: wearorangesummerjam.com/easthampton-gallery

Watch the 25-minute movie online. Over fifty artists from New England and beyond, including 17 survivors of gun violence are featured. The works present reflections on historic and current gun violence, particular incidents of homicides, mass shootings and personal experience. Doris Madsen of Easthampton is the creator of the movie and primary organizer of the art show.

Contact: Doris Madsen
dmadsen.ma@gmail.com
413-210-2885

 

Craft Fairs & Open Studios & Pop-up Shops

Orange: Pop-up Marketplace at Forsters Farm

Date: Saturday, September 18, 12-5pm
Location: Forster Farm
Address: 60 Chestnut Hill Road
City/Town: Orange
Website: garlicandarts.org/whats-new

Hosted at Forster Farm, site of the North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival which is on hiatus for 2021. Featuring twenty local artists familiar to festival goers. There will be a food vendor with light lunch fare, Nalini's Kitchen from Quabbin Harvest, and Maple Mama will sell their refreshing drinks. Attendees are also welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the beauty of the rolling farm. An open mic on the family stage will add casual song and story to the lovely setting.

 

Amherst: The Mill District Farmers & Artisans Market

Date: Thursday, September 16, 2-7pm
Location: The Mill District
Address: 134 Montague Road
City/Town: Amherst
Website: facebook.com/events/523505882205493

A growing selection of farm & artisan vendors, anchored by Quabbin Hill Farms! Interested in vending art goods? Send an email of interest to milldistrictfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Contact: milldistrictfarmersmarket@gmail.com

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Gurvitch Adult Memorial Art Exhibit

Sponsoring Group Name: Springfield JCC
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 annual art exhibit highlights the creative efforts of non-professional senior artists who wish to exhibit their work. The show is dedicated primarily to Sadie Gurvitch, who in her 60s developed a strong interest in art and painting. Adults from the Pioneer Valley, ages 50 and older, are eligible to submit their work. The show is open to non-professional artists only..

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

 

A.P.E. 2021-2022 Flat File Program

Sponsoring Group Name: A.P.E.
Deadline: October 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forms.gle/44dksMd4M9L4KxdH8

The Flat File Program celebrates the potential of flat media: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and collage. The collection of small works will represent 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 will feature 30-50 artists, 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: apeflatfileprogram@gmail.com

 

Newspaper Box Public Art Program

Sponsoring Group Name: Northampton Arts Council
Deadline: September 20
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forms.gle/aZXREiQ1sMkrmuKV6

Selected artists will have their photos or digital art printed on vinyl and wrapped around newspaper boxes in downtown Northampton. This project is designed to encourage community pride and beautify the streets of Northampton. Murals will be installed in public places and must be suitable for viewing by all ages. The Arts Council anticipates selecting artwork from 8 photographers or digital artists and will pay selected artists $350 per image.

 

Community Art Show

Sponsoring Group Name: The LAVA Center
Deadline: September 23
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org

Community Art Show: November & December 2021. What makes a "community"? Show us what community means to you with art! Entrance decisions: October 13. Art drop off: October 27. Art must be "family friendly". No sculpture & no free standing installations. Email submissions to lindy.whiton@gmail.com.

Contact: lindy.whiton@gmail.com

 

Gingerbread: Under the Sea

Sponsoring Group Name: The Springfield Museums
Deadline: November 8
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/gingerbread

In this 12th annual holiday exhibit, visitors will dive into the enchanted waters and journey to the bottom of the sea where fantastical creatures and colorful plants are interpreted as culinary creations! We invite interested bakeries, schools, organizations, individuals and families to register by Monday, November 8. Gingerbread creations will be on display from November 26th to January 2nd, in a large exhibit hall with creative murals, festive decorations, and other enchanting elements.

Contact: programs@springfieldmuseums.org
413-314-6486

 

Authors and Artists Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: NatureCulture
Deadline: December 30
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Online
Website: artlink.click/59e

The Third annual Authors and Artists Festival, to be held online February 26-27, 2022, is now accepting entries for the online art exhibit. The festival seeks artwork in any discipline that interprets how artists "write the land"; for example, artwork that tells stories of land, reveals our relationship with land (ecoliteracy), or incorporates words to connect images of land and written landscapes. Full details on website.

Contact: JuPong Lin
jupong2trees@gmail.com

 

Canary in the Coal Mine Project

Sponsoring Group Name: Zea Mays Printmaking
Deadline: rolling basis up until October 1
Submission Fees: $10
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com/canary-in-the-coal-mine-project

As part of Zea Mays Printmaking's participation in Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss, we are inviting any artist interested in collaborating with us to join in the Canary in the Coal Mine Project. Let's create a visual reminder of the birds we will lose if we don't take action on the climate crisis now. Speak up with your printmaking! Your participation will help fund Zea Mays Printmaking's technical research into safer and more sustainable printmaking practices. Full details on website.

 

1st Open Juried Virtual Art Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library (FAPL)
Deadline: September 30
Submission Fees: $25 per entry
City/Town: Agawam
Website: artlink.click/bfc521

Five Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media (pencil drawing, charcoals, pen and inks, block prints, collage, encaustics, fiber art, collagraphy). Cash awards. Multiple Entries per Category are allowed. Fee applies to each entry. Original art only. Online show, will be online by November 15. Full details on website.

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

 

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

 

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. 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!

 

Classes & Workshops

Intro to Gel Plate Printing with Mari Chavez

Date & Time: Saturday, October 16, 11am-12:30pm
Fee: $5 (supplies incl)
Location: Make-It Springfield
Address: 168 Worthington Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-gel-plate-printing-tickets-169486934985

Mari Chavez presents her colorful range of gel plate printed artwork and stationary products she creates for her small business, Made of Sea and Stars Studio. Mari will also discuss and demonstrate the tools and techniques and guide your experimentation with all the gel plates, rollers and paint available to you at Make-It Springfield.

Contact: marla@makeitspringfield.org

 

Mixed Media Mosaics with Dr. James Rosenthal

Date & Time: Thursdays, 7-9pm, October 21 - November 11
Fee: $70 / $60 members (+ $40 materials fee)
Location: Springfield JCC
Address: 1160 Dickinson Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldjcc.org/life-lessons/mixed-media-mosaics

Create your very own mixed media mosaic by exploring a wide variety of materials including glass, metal, stone, wood, plastic, and paints, and use resin as an extremely strong medium to bond objects and layer them in any number of ways. Express yourself through your choice of materials and create a beautiful work of art to display in your home. No artistic ability required. Instructor: Dr. James Rosenthal is an ophthalmologist and sculptor.

Contact: Bev Nadler
bnadler@springfieldjcc.org
413-739-4715

 

Beginning Stained Glass with Christopher Lyons

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6pm, September 21 - October 19
Fee: $150
Organization: Glass Visions Stained Glass Studio
Location: Mill Park Office Commons
Address: Mill Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: glassvisions.biz

Class is for beginners/intermediates and provides a complete exploration of stained glass history and the copper-foil process. We'll cover history, Tiffany/La Farge, types of stained glass projects, details about stained glass and how to select, patterns, equipment use & safety, construction process and finishing techniques. Fee covers instruction, glass & supplies for your take-home panel and a copy of my Stained Glass Reference Book. See website for details and other class dates.

Contact: Christopher Lyons
training@glassvisions.biz
413-562-4740

 

Beginning Watercolor Painting with Melissa Pandina

Date & Time: Mondays, 6:15-9:15pm, November 8 - December 20
Fee: $189
Location: Holyoke Community College
Address: 79 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: artlink.click/qod

Watercolor painting with no fear. Embracing the chaos is important when learning watercolor. We will start with very loose paintings and then expand into watercolor sketches. By the end of the session, we'll tighten your sketches into a finished work. We will cover landscapes, still-life, and human figures. All levels welcome but it will be geared to beginners. Materials not included but expect to spend approximately $100. Students will receive supply list by email on the day of registration.

 

Beginning Drawing with Melissa Pandina

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6:15-9:15pm, September 14 - October 26
Fee: $189
Location: Holyoke Community College
Address: 79 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: artlink.click/sjg

Starting with primitive drawing, you'll advance through the stepping stones to drawing realistically,and have fun doing it. Learn and explore shapes and shadow, negative space, rudimentary perspective, line quality and composition. All levels welcome but class will be geared to beginners. Materials not included but expect to spend $35-$50. Students will receive the list of supplies by email on the day of registration.

 

Watercolor Journal Sketchbook with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: 9:30am-4pm, September 18 & 19
Fee: $200 plus materials
Location: ArtSpace Greenfield
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: artspacegreenfield.com

Learn the art of watercolor journaling using a small sketchbook, pen, and watercolors. I will have assignments during the weekend which will teach you to see, figure out what you want to paint, and then finish a watercolor sketch. It's fun!

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

 

Watercolor Big & Bold with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm, October 6 - November 3
Fee: $195 plus supplies
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org

Learn about techniques, materials, and design while creating vibrant watercolors. Some techniques might include wet on wet, dry brush, and glazing.

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

 

Beginner Pastel Painting with Meg Bandarra

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-8:30pm, October 27 - November 10
Fee: $125 + Materials
Location: Online via Zoom
Website: megbandarra.com/beginnerpastel-workshop

Have you been wanting to make art or try something new? This 3-week workshop is for those who've been thinking about painting (for the first time or after a break), those who've just stared using pastel, or artists who work in another medium but have no pastel experience. Pastel is a forgiving medium with rich color and a unique luminescent quality. It's a tactile, versatile, fun way to paint. For more information or to register online visit megbandarra.com/workshops. Limit of six students.

 

Stained Glass Workshops with Heather McLean

Date & Time: Friday, September 24, 9:30am-5pm
Fee: $125
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 032
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. We will cover all 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 glass and supplies included in tuition and the use of all tools. More class dates: Sept 25, 26, Oct 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, and 24.

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

 

Creative Resilience Dialogues with Chelvanaya Gabriel

Date & Time: Sunday, September 26, 1-3pm
Fee: sliding scale $10-$40 each (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Location: Online via Northampton Center for the Arts
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org/art-classes/category/creative-resilience-dialogues-with-chelvanaya-gabriel-online

A series of workshops, community-engaged art presentations and consultation work designed with creative non-verbal expression as the entry point to community building, relational change and exploring ideas about wellness, identity, and resilience. See website for more info and upcoming dates.

Contact: programs@nohoarts.org

 

Amherst Plein Air Society

Date & Time: 9am-1pm, Mon-Fri, April to October
Fee: $40 per year
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 every day of the week 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. During the pandemic, we've continued to paint outdoors right through winter while observing physical distancing and wearing masks. We're now looking forward to warmer weather! To come try a paint-out to see if APAS is a good fit for you.

Contact: Susanne Personette
SusannePersonette@gmail.com

 

Online Artist Workshops with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: ongoing
Location: online
Website: www.lornaritz.com

Technical & Aesthetic Instruction, Winter 2021: a critical approach to your painting and/or drawing focusing on still life. (in spring we will meet in the landscape). Lorna encourages artists to ask questions on paper or canvas with curiosity, 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: gchilenski@gmail.com

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