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This Week's Newsletter: December 18, 2018

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
December 18, 2018
Issue #537

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Featured Listings:

Stained Glass Workshop / Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Sunday, January 20, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, a small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. Build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. A perfect class for students with no experience or intermediate students who want a refresher course. All levels welcome. All glass and supplies included in the tuition as is the use of all tools. Gift certificates available. Other dates for the same class: Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 3.

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

 

8th Annual Small Works Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 5, 2018
End Date: January 12, 2019
Reception Date: Thursday, January 3, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hopeandfeathersframing.com

Featuring 250+ works by local artists -- all 6x6" or 5x7". From paintings to photographs, illustrations to assemblages and more, the show features works in wide variety of mediums. All cash-and-carry! As work sells, new pieces are hung. Join us Jan 3rd, 5-8pm for an art raffle, winner get a small work of their choice!

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

 

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

Small Wonders Holiday Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 6, 2018
End Date: December 29, 2018
Location Name: Gallery A3
Address: Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Small, fun, affordable... Small Wonders is Gallery A3's annual December Holiday Show and Sale featuring small works created by Gallery A3 artists. This original art is mostly on 6"x 6" wooden panels. We make them small and affordable with holiday gift giving in mind.

 

For Susan

Artist: Sally Kealy
Start Date: December 3, 2018
End Date: January 3, 2019
Location Name: Amherst Downtown Visitor Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
Address: 35 South Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstdowntown.com

An exhibit of oil and acrylic art work dedicated to my twin sister, Susan who inspires me in her daily battle with severe rheumatoid arthritis. This collection consists of mostly landscapes with some portraiture. A portrait of Roshi Eve Marko (Head Teacher of Green River Zen Center) is up for silent auction and the profit will be donated to Green River Zen Center. Profit from the portrait "Bardo" will be donated to Lucio Perez, currently in sanctuary at The First Congregational Church in Amherst.

Contact: Sally Kealy
sallysonenkealy@gmail.com
914-837-7646

 

Re-presenting Nonotuck: The Landscape Paintings of Hitchcock and Gloman

Artists: Orra White Hitchcock, David Gloman
Start Date: November 1, 2018
End Date: December 31, 2018
Location Name: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hours: Tue-Thur 9am-5:30pm, Fri 9am-5pm
Address: 845 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hitchcockcenter.org

David Gloman has painted the same central Connecticut River Valley landscapes that noted scientific illustrator and scientist Orra White Hitchcock depicted 175 years earlier. Gloman identified Hitchcock's original vantage points for a selection of her local landscapes and then positioned himself as closely as possible to those spots to recreate her work in his own voice. This exhibit pairs Gloman's new paintings of these sites with those of Hitchcock.

Contact: Rebecca Neimark
rebecca@hitchcockcenter.org
413-256-6006

 

8th Annual Small Works Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 5, 2018
End Date: January 12, 2019
Reception Date: Thursday, January 3, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hopeandfeathersframing.com

Featuring 250+ works by local artists -- all 6x6" or 5x7". From paintings to photographs, illustrations to assemblages and more, the show features works in wide variety of mediums. All cash-and-carry! As work sells, new pieces are hung. Join us Jan 3rd, 5-8pm for an art raffle, winner get a small work of their choice!

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

 

Whispers

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

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

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

 

Timing Is Everything

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

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

 

Belchertown Exhibits/Events

Quabbin Art Association Presents Robert Floyd

Date: December 20, 7pm
Location Name: Belchertown Town Hall
Address: 2 Jabish Street
City/Town: Belchertown
Website: www.quabbinartassociation.com

Quabbin Art Association is proud to present Robert Floyd at their December 20th meeting. Join us in the auditorium at 7 pm at the Belchertown Town Hall. Robert Floyd is a highly respected and widely published photojournalist and fine-art photographer. He is the owner of The Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center. A native of Massachusetts and resident of Southampton, Robert will be discussing the subject of composition.

Contact: Susan Shea
Lifeisartphotography@outlook.com
413-210-8881

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Small Works 2018

Start Date: December 6, 2018
End Date: December 20, 2018
Location Name: ECA Gallery
Address: 43 Main Street / Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Join us for our annual Small Works exhibition at ECA Gallery in Old Town Hall! Support local artists while shopping for the holidays!

Contact: arts@easthampton.org
413-529-1425

 

Paintings by Roger and Christy Patrick

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

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

Contact: Boni Johnson
413-527-3495

 

Short & Sweet

Artist: Dave Rothstein
Start Date: December 1, 2018
End Date: December 31, 2018
Location Name: Mt. Tom's Homemade Ice Cream
Hours: 11:30am-8:30pm
Address: 34 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.daverothstein.com

This light-hearted series illustrates everyday idioms by pairing miniatures with colorful penny candy. The approach is minimalist, playing with depth of field to momentarily distort our perspectives of space and place. The pairing focuses attention on the texture and composition that we often overlook. And the miniatures engage our childlike sense of wonder.

Contact: info@daverothstein.com

 

Art and Soul

Artist: Marjorie Tauer
Start Date: December 1, 2018
End Date: December 31, 2018
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.lathrop.kendal.org

Marjorie finds much joy in creating in several mediums. Watercolor and Acrylic are her favorites right now. She is an impressionistic landscape painter and endeavors to paint abstractly as well as realistic. She is mostly a self -taught artist and has taken many workshops. She enjoys teaching watercolor, painting Plein Air, and painting weekly with the Easthampton Art Guild.

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

 

Caught In A Fantasy

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 10, 2018
End Date: January 6, 2019
Location Name: #LOCAL Gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.localbyciderhouse.com

Fantasy can be a discovery, a path, a parallel universe, or machinations of the imagination to escape what we think is reality. Fantasy is where we explore other worlds. These worlds may just be an escape from a reality that may be haunting us, or they may be a place where we discover more about the Truth of ourselves. Perhaps a place where we reach out to our inner child who is welcoming fantasy at every turn. The fantasy world is a limitless place of fun, fright, mind-benders, and self-realization.

 

Easthampton Vibe

Artist: Lisa Quinones
Start Date: October 3, 2018
End Date: December 20, 2018
Location Name: Payson Gallery
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-5pm
Address: 50 Payson Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/july-2018-on-view-at-payson-gallery

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Eight x Eight x Eighty

Start Date: November 6, 2018
End Date: December 23, 2018
Location Name: Sanford Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com

An exhibition featuring original hand-pulled prints. The "Eight" concept makes holiday shopping a breeze--each 8" x 8" print is $80. We invite you to browse this curated show featuring a range of styles and techniques including etchings, monotypes, woodcuts, silkscreen, digital and more. Zea Mays Printmaking is a studio, workshop, gallery, educational facility and research center dedicated to the safest and most sustainable printmaking practices available.

Contact: Margo Temple
margoptemple@gmail.com
413-584-1783

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Andrew Nighswander

Artist: Andrew Nighswander
Start Date: December 12, 2018
End Date: January 10, 2019
Location Name: Hawks & Reed
Address: 289 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: hawksandreed.com

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

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

 

Paul Hoffman

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

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

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

 

Projected Impressions

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 29, 2018
End Date: December 18, 2018
Loceation Name: Artspace
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield

Students of Greenfield Community College.

Contact: 413-772-6811

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Small Works Gallery at Gateway City Arts

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 8, 2018
End Date: January 1, 2019
Location Name: Gateway City Arts
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: gatewaycityarts.com

Gateway City Arts is proud to not only welcome the public to their opening of their NEW Small Works Gallery, but to also display the works 20+ artists involved in their Holiday Group Show. This a new gallery at GCA that will display a few artists monthly. This first month is a culmination of single pieces contributed by over 20 artists from in and around the valley. All art will be for sale just in time for the holidays. The pieces range from paintings, to photography, to sculptures, to poetry, and more.

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

 

Content

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

New work and sculpture by Fafnir Adamites.

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

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Cookies with a Curator

Date: December 20, 3pm
Location Name: Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

A monthly show and tell from the Forbes Library's Collection on Third Thursdays at 3pm in the Coolidge Museum. This month's offering is a walking tour of the Forbes Library's permanent Art Collection on display in the building, by Arts & Music Librarian Faith Kaufmann.

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

 

ReEvolve

Artist: Karen St.Pierre
Start Date: December 13, 2018
End Date: January, 2019
Location Name: Iconica Social Club
Address: 1 Amber Lane
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.iconicasocialclub.com

My work explores freeing myself from expectations and allowing myself to enjoy the journey. I began creating this work after my family and I moved to the Pioneer Valley in 2017. It came from a need to alter the behavior that I had found myself in after living in Los Angeles. I did not realize the power that nature and a supportive community could bless me with. My work speaks of this journey, my love for textures and form, but it is also an open conversation about the changes we wish to see.

Contact: Scott St. Pierre
thestpierre@gmail.com
310-933-2581

 

Northampton Plein Air

Artist: Wendita Chicoine
Start Date: December 8, 2018
End Date: December 29, 2018
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Wendita Chicoine brings summer's fresh air into this dark, cold December with her plein air studies from excursions to beautiful regional sites.

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

 

28 Faces 23 Spaces

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

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

 

Anna Arthur

Artist: Anna Arthur
Start Date: December 8, 2018
End Date: December 29, 2018
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Our life in dreams is the mind's invention. When we loosen our ties with the world, the mind makes the waking life's bits and pieces into a shape of its own. Anna Arthur records this shape of dreams with its otherworldly impressions into delicately crafted yet powerfully translated watercolors. These current and evolving small paintings are featured in this exhibit. Anna Arthur, who holds an MFA in painting, talks freely of her explorations and invites others to share their dream adventures.

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

 

Walking into Painting

Artist: Marilyn Allen
Start Date: December 6, 2018
End Date: January 6, 2019
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

A natural progression from seeing to painting from memory. Images, resonant with emotion, are shaped by a combination of memory and the tactile reality of painting. The abstraction in these images of stone, sky and sea is an inevitable result of the process.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Sacred Profane

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 6, 2018
End Date: January 6, 2019
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

A show of small works by Oxbow artists and friends.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Samantha Sarvet

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

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

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

 

The Harvest is Plenty

Artist: Valerie Bassett
Start Date: December 4, 2018
End Date: December 30, 2018
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: valerie-bassett.pixels.com

Valerie Bassett has lived in the Pioneer Valley for 30 years and is a member of the Old Deerfield Painting Group. Her work is a part of several private and public collections. She enjoys teaching oil painting at her home studio in Florence. Valerie's individual style of oil painting has been influenced by both Impressionism and Realism. She enjoys painting a variety of subject matter, including still life, which invites stillness and contemplation.

Contact: Valerie Bassett
valeriebassett@comcast.net
413-563-3538

 

Wild at Heart

Artist: Dawn Howkinson Siebel
Start Date: December 6, 2018
End Date: December 31, 2018
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

The exhibited works are part of a project Siebel began developing in 2012 of painting portraits of endangered species. Siebel spends extended periods of time in zoos sitting with, watching, and learning from and about the species she paints. This research is brought back into her studio, where Seibel paints a portrait that is just as much a record of the emotional memory of meeting her subject as it is based on photographic and informational documentation of her time with them.

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

 

Selections from the Estate of Mallory Lake

Artist: Mallory Lake
Start Date: November 21, 2018
End Date: December 22, 2018
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: wbfinearts.com

An exhibition of selected pastels from the estate of Mallory Lake. Mallory Lake was one an inaugural artist at William Baczek Fine Arts and began showing her pastels with William Baczek when he opened his gallery over twenty-one years ago. She continued to create new work up until her passing in July 2017. This exhibition will present pastels from the past twenty years and include examples of the Italian series as well as work from the series of steam trains and urban landscapes of New York and Mexico.

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

 

Thirty Years in Old Deerfield

Artists: The Old Deerfield Painting Group
Start Date: December 3, 2018
End Date: December 29, 2018
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-9pm, Tue & Thur 1-5pm, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

The Old Deerfield Painting group was started in Historic Deerfield in 1989 by Elice Davis Pieropan and is now under the direction of local artist David Sund. All 15 member artists are participating in this exhibit: Valerie Bassett, Trudi Bluml, Jo-Ann Denehy, Leni Gaudet, Helen Hodges, Nancy Howell, Jean Koslowsky, Joan Morawski, Harry Ruddock, David Sund, Barbara Taylor, John Tomasetti, Georgina Van Zandt, Carol Walker, and Christine Yario.

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

 

29th Annual Children's Illustration Celebration

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

More than 50 of your favorite illustrators and authors.

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

 

Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from the Horvitz Collection

Start Date: September 28, 2018
End Date: January 6, 2019
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: smith.edu

Explores "The Woman Question" (La Querelle des Femmes) that was at the heart of some of the most pressing cultural, philosophical, political, and social debates of the 18th-century French Enlightenment. What did it mean--legally, socially, scientifically--to be a woman in France in this time? Includes more than 100 works of art from The Horvitz Collection, mostly drawings but also pastels, paintings, and sculpture created by many of the most prominent French artists of the 18th and early 19th centuries.

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Architectural Drawings

Artist: Andrew Quient
Start Date: September 1, 2018
End Date: December 31, 2018
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Atwood Center
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive, 2nd floor Waiting Area
City/Town: Northampton

While a potter all his professional life, Quient has a background in architecture, and is applying his training to creating a series of drawings of notable buildings in rural New England. Quient's purpose is two-fold: to honor and document these buildings, and to do so through the traditional skill of architectural hand drawing, at risk of becoming a lost art.

Contact: Andrew Quient
andyquient@gmail.com
631-972-8508

 

To trace for to carry

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

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

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

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

Season of Light

Artists: Deerfield Valley Art Association Members
Start Date: November 16, 2018
End Date: December 23, 2018
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Hours: Thur 2-6pm, Fri-Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 155 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

An exhibit of holiday treasures, suitable for gift-giving, including paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and photography, and fine seasonal craft and cards in the gift shop created by more than 50 regional artists.

Contact: Leni Gaudet
gaudets22@verizon.net
413-498-5054

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

A Winter's Tale

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

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

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

 

One Size Fits All: Banners and Altered Cabinet Cards by Amy Johnquest

Artist: Amy Johnquest
Start Date: November 2, 2018
End Date: December 31, 2018
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

By using found objects, vintage photos, and textiles as her base, Johnquest alters and paints over these materials creating transcendent atmospheres. Ranging from the sublime to cosmic jokes, Johnquest likes to consider the big picture in a reverent yet playful way. Johnquest obtained the moniker of BannerQueen in 1999 when she began painting sideshow banner themed art with a pop culture twist.

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

 

Leaves to Landscapes: Abstracts in Precious Metal Leaf

Artist: Amanda Quinby
Start Date: November 2, 2018
End Date: December 31, 2018
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

The panels for this exhibit are a study in form - the essential shapes that comprise a tree, a flower or a landscape. The unique qualities of the gilded surface, combined with color and the mercurial play of light, result in images that exemplify Quinby's response to nature.

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

 

South Hadley Exhibits/Events

Promise of the Infinite: Joan Jonas and the Mirror

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

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Christmas at the Armory in WWII

Date: Saturday, December 22, 2pm
Location Name: Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Address: One Armory Square, Suite 2
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nps.gov/spar

Join Ranger Susan Ashman for her holiday program, Christmas at the Armory in WWII. The program begins at 2pm in the museum theater and continues with a rare tour Commandant's House on the grounds of the National Historic Site. Admission is free.

Contact: Susan_Ashman@nps.gov
413-734-8551

 

Something Old, Something New

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

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

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

No Rules

Artist: Mary Hakkinen
Start Date: November 23 , 2018
End Date: December 24, 2018
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: Thur-Sat 12-5pm
Address: 125 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: ninasnook.com

Mary Hakkinen is a Franklin County artist working across diverse mediums, but primarily in creating small-scale sculpture. She has made living for 20 years making fairies, elves and mermaids. Mary spends a lot of time these days searching for old objects to put together in her mixed-media boxes and her works on canvas, and has fun creating these unique constructions. Open late December 14 during the Wonderful Night in Turners Falls holiday shopping event, and also by appointment.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

West Springfield Exhibits/Events

5th Annual Holiday Art Show

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

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

 

Craft Fairs & Open Studios & Pop-up Shops

Make-It Springfield Gift Shop

Date: ongoing
Location Name: Make-It Springfield
Address: 168 Worthington Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.makeitspringfield.org

Make-It Springfield is a community workshop space for local makers, artists, entrepreneurs, programmers, students and enthusiasts. Make-It creates opportunities for local makers to pilot and launch their creative businesses. Artwork, t-shirts, notecards, soaps and other products are always on sale in our space.

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

 

FLAIR Holiday Market

Date: November 24 - December 31
Location Name: FLAIR Holiday Market
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 18 Center Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/FlairHolidayMarket

Seasonal Makers Market featuring the work of 27 local artisans. Open through the Holidays! Shop Local, the Fairest Trade of All! Gift giving with flair. Creative - Innovative - Affordable.

Contact: Nick Behrens
flairholidaymarket@gmail.com
413-230-9199

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

LOCAL Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: Cider House Media/ LOCAL ~ A Gallery With A Twist
Deadline: January 4, 2019
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton

All media is eligible for consideration: all visual arts, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and video. We are open to seeing other mediums as well. We will be looking for images of sunrise or of dawn, first daylight, or images that evoke brightness and light or emerging light. Abstract art is welcome too. Email 1-3 images with title, dimensions, medium, description of each piece (this is optional).

Contact: Elizabeth Appelquist
elizabeth@ciderhouse.media

 

C'Artboard Competition

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

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

Contact: Cait Simpson
cait@gatewaycityarts.com

 

Red Thread Network for the Arts 6th Annual Show

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

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

Contact: Jane Barrientos
janetrompe@comcast.net

 

Amherst Town Hall Gallery

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

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

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

 

Shelburne Arts Co-op

Sponsoring Group Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Deadline: December 31
Submission Fees: $5 Jury Fee
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

Artists and craftspersons in all media are invited to submit work for jurying at Shelburne Arts Co-op, a thriving gallery in Shelburne Falls. Working member or consignor options. See website for details or contact for more info.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
sac01370@gmail.com
413-256-1840

 

9th Open Juried Photography Show at the Agawam Public Library

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

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

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

 

Classes & Workshops

Anatomy and the Art of Figure Drawing Part II with Barbara Johnson

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-8:30pm, January 9 - February 13
Fee: $400
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

This workshop provides a variety of approaches to better comprehend the forms of the Head, Features, Hands and Feet. Learn the essential skeletal and muscle structures influencing the surface forms on the live model. Artists will work from a live model at each session. Class size is limited to guarantee personalized instruction. All levels welcome, though some basic drawing experience is helpful.

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

 

Figure Drawing Fridays

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

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

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

Stained Glass Workshop / Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Sunday, January 20, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, a small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. Build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. A perfect class for students with no experience or intermediate students who want a refresher course. All levels welcome. All glass and supplies included in the tuition as is the use of all tools. Gift certificates available. Other dates for the same class: Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 3.

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

 

Adult Art Club

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

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

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

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

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

 

Live Model Mondays at Workshop13

Date & Time: Mondays, 6-9pm
Fee: $15
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

Ongoing, self guided figure drawing & group interaction. Bring your own drawing supplies. Live nude model.

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

 

OPEN STUDIO at Workshop13

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-8pm
Fee: $15 Non Member / $10 Member
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

An opportunity to come into the studio to work independently on your art work. There is no formal instruction, but our resident artists will be onsite working alongside you and will happily critique or give advice if requested. Artists working alongside artists. Artists are expected to bring their own supplies and materials. You are welcome to use some of our studio materials such as drawing pencils, paper, pastels, acrylic brushes, or paint if you'd like to try a new medium. BYO friendly.

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

 

Workshops with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: ongoing
Class Location: Valley View Studio + Gallery
Address: 44 Amherst Road
City/Town: Pelham

Lorna Ritz, painter, teaches ongoing painting/drawing workshops with direct individual instruction and supportive group "critique." Instruction in landscape, portraiture, figure, and still life. Opportunities to show work in a small gallery on-site, attend painting lectures, see painting films and have painting-group discussions.

Contact: gchilenski@gmail.com

 

Ashfield Watercolors with Walter Cudnohufsky

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

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

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

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Holyoke: studio at Paper City Studios

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

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

Contact: bruce fowler
brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

Easthampton: studio share at Cottage Street Studios

Location name: Cottage Street Studios
Date(s) available: December 15, 2018 - December 15, 2019
Address: One Cottage Street, #415
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net

$205/mth. Drama-free person, approximate 340 SF. 24-hour access, vibrant artist community. Share space with two other artists. Great for writers! Non-smoker, no musicians (sorry!) Must share liability insurance ($90/yr). If you are looking for a studio, fit the above criteria and are a Respectful Human Being, please contact Amanda.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
amanda@amandabarrow.net
413-835-6854

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