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This Week's Newsletter: July 18, 2017

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
July 18, 2017
Issue #463

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Featured Listings:

Echoes of the Past: Photographs of Abandoned Places

Artist: Linda Jane
Start Date: July 6, 2017
End Date: September 4, 2017
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherstma.gov/1212/Public-Art-Commission

Explores the beauty of decay and the mystery of what's been left behind in factories, theaters, asylums, junkyards, and homes. The photographs showcase handcrafted architectural details of old buildings and the sculptural lines of vintage vehicles. The exhibit includes photographs from Linda's upcoming book: "Dark Waters: The Rise and Fall of Paper Services LTD", which focuses on the success and demise of a small town mill in Ashuelot, NH.

Contact: Linda Jane
echoesofthepast2014@gmail.com
413-222-4924

 

ART IN EVERY SCHOOL DAY

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 1, 2017
End Date: July 31, 2017
Location Name: Jones Library Atrium
Hours: library hours
Address: 43 Amity
City/Town: Amherst

Grades 9-12 of The Hartsbrook School are represented in this group show of work in watercolor, tissue paper collage, pastel, drawing, clay & stone sculpture, prints.

Contact: info@hartsbrook.org
413-586-1908

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

End War

Start Date: July 1, 2017
End Date: July 28, 2017
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org

Anti-war posters from several countries. The posters are from a collection of more than 6600 of Stephen Lewis. He is a long-time activist in the labor movement, and the former Treasurer of his union.

Contact: Cher Collins
413-789-1550

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Sticks & Stones II: Nature Finds

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 6, 2017
End Date: July 29, 2017
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10-6, Thur 10-8, Sat 10-4
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

An exhibit of varied works from Mary Carroll, Sharon McCartney, Bobbie Salthouse, and Andrea Zax. These four local artists celebrate the common themes that flows through their art. The natural world and the Pioneer Valley environment unites and inspires their work. This show offers four individual perspectives inspired by pebbles, leaves, scraps of fabric, and the fall of sunlight on trees. Each artist works in a different medium and illustrates the influence of the natural world on their work.

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

 

PROTEST

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 6, 2017
End Date: July 29, 2017
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

PROTEST offers artists a way to be politically active, to engage in and with the community directly. What is the content, the meaning, embedded in the object of art? Gallery A3 artists "speak their mind" visually about our current political situation or other concerns, historical or contemporary. Photography, painting, sculpture, and mixed media "shout out loud" this summer at Amherst's contemporary art gallery. Art Forum / Free and open to the public: Thursday, July 20, 7:30pm.

Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com
413-256-4250

 

Echoes of the Past: Photographs of Abandoned Places

Artist: Linda Jane
Start Date: July 6, 2017
End Date: September 4, 2017
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherstma.gov/1212/Public-Art-Commission

Explores the beauty of decay and the mystery of what's been left behind in factories, theaters, asylums, junkyards, and homes. The photographs showcase handcrafted architectural details of old buildings and the sculptural lines of vintage vehicles. The exhibit includes photographs from Linda's upcoming book: "Dark Waters: The Rise and Fall of Paper Services LTD", which focuses on the success and demise of a small town mill in Ashuelot, NH.

Contact: Linda Jane
echoesofthepast2014@gmail.com
413-222-4924

 

Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004-2012

Artist: Loli Kantor
Start Date: April 2017
End Date: October 15, 2017
Location Name: Yiddish Book Center
Hours: Sun-Fri 10am-4pm
Address: 1021 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/beyond-the-forest

Loli Kantor's Beyond the Forest considers the fragile renewal of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the early twenty-first century. Kantor, an Israeli-American photographer, turned a journey to discover the world of her family, most of whom perished in the Holocaust, into a broader engagement with the daily life of the Jews of Eastern Europe today.

Contact: programs@yiddishbookcenter.org
413-256-4900

 

The Horse Show

Artist: Bella Halsted
Start Date: May 4, 2017
End Date: July 28, 2017
Location Name: The Hall Gallery, JCA (Jewish Community of Amherst)
Hours: Tues & Fri, 10am-4pm, or by appt
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

Contact: bella@crocker.com

 

ART IN EVERY SCHOOL DAY

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 1, 2017
End Date: July 31, 2017
Location Name: Jones Library Atrium
Hours: library hours
Address: 43 Amity
City/Town: Amherst

Grades 9-12 of The Hartsbrook School are represented in this group show of work in watercolor, tissue paper collage, pastel, drawing, clay & stone sculpture, prints.

Contact: info@hartsbrook.org
413-586-1908

 

Bernardston Exhibits/Events

The Kringle Area Arts & Crafts Summer Fair

Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 29-30, 10am-4pm
Location Name: Kringle Candle
Address: South Street
City/Town: Bernardston

Rain or Shine. Featuring the works and hand-crafted items of 20-30+ fine artists and crafters, music, food, Kringle Kids activities! The event is free and open to the public.

Contact: carolyn.halloran@kringlecandle.com
413-648-3077

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

In A Different Light

Artists: Caren Hyde, Dave Rothstein
Start Date: July 8, 2017
End Date: July 27, 2017
Location Name: Easthampton City Arts Gallery
Hours: Tue & Thur 12-5pm, Sat 12-4pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Two unique interpretations of the theme "In A Different Light." Hyde's paintings depict twilight and illuminated night. Often thought of as a time of stillness, quiet and sleep, night is also a time of visual drama, when light may be sharply focused and shadows are deep and long. Rothstein's photographs feature miniature figurines paired with specialties created by the Valley's talented farmers, food artisans, brewers, and vintners - distorting our senses of space and place.

Contact: Pasqualina Azarrello
413-529-1425

 

While Art is Still Legal: Artivism in the Age of tRump

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 8, 2017
End Date: August 5, 2017
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com

More than 30 artists express their feelings about the current state of affairs in Washington, DC, the country, the world.

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

 

Summer Game

Artist: Roger Patrick
Start Date: July 8, 2017
End Date: August 9, 2017
Location Name: Nash Gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.nashgalleryart.com

Internationally recognized painter and Easthampton resident, Roger Patrick, will be exhibiting baseball paintings at the Nash Gallery through the month of July. His vibrant paintings document the highs and lows of America's summer game.

Contact: 413-529-9393

 

Ancestors

Artist: Brigitta Fuhrmann
Start Date: June 30, 2017
End Date: July 31, 2017
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.com

The recent resurgence of interest in the national heritage and in the search for family ancestors inspired Brigita to paint a series of portraits in the style of early American itinerant painters. The oil paintings in this exhibition bring to existence people, mainly children, who may have lived more than one hundred years ago in the houses that are still part of our New England towns, and in which many of us still live.

Contact: Kathy Maloney
kmaloney@lathrop.kendal.com
413-506-0006

 

Donna Verville

Artist: Donna Verville
Start Date: July 1, 2017
End Date: July 31, 2017
Location Name: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Address: 127 Combs Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.massaudubon.org/arcadia

Ever since I was a little girl I have always been interested in art in one form or another. I do not consider myself a photographer, I consider myself an artist. My camera is my canvas and the light I use to capture each image is my paintbrush. I get great pleasure out of creating work that push my creative boundaries. To me anything is possible, all one needs is time and patience. Photography is a passion that has taken me to where I am in life now. Wood duck picture by Donna Verville.

Contact: Ed Kaler
ekaler@massaudbuon.org
413-584-3009

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Be Bold. Be Brave.

Artist: Donna Estabrooks
Start Date: July 7, 2017
End Date: August 31, 2017
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-6pn, Thur-Fri 12-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/events/2079018908992026

Featured artist for the month of July, Donna Estabrooks. Be Bold. Be Brave. will hang throughout July and August.

Contact: Rachael or Kate
info@TheGreenfieldGallery.com
413-772-9334

 

Hampden Exhibits/Events

A Day in the Sun

Artists: Scantic River Artisans
Date: July 29, 12-2pm
Location Name: Hampden Senior Center
Address: 104 Allen Street
City/Town: Hampden
Website: www.scanticriverartisans.org

Artist displays across all mediums, as well as artist meet and greets.

Contact: Craig Rivest
craigrivest@gmail.com
413-575-8531

 

Heath Exhibits/Events

Eye of the Beholder: The Photography of Howard Dickinson 1940-1980

Artist: Howard Dickinson
Start Date: July 29, 2017
End Date: August 5, 2017
Reception Date: Sunday, July 30, 2-4pm
Location Name: Heath Community Hall
Hours: 7/29 & 8/5, 10am-1pm; 7/31 - 8/4, 4-6pm
Address: corner of South Road & Main Street
City/Town: Heath

Howard Dickinson, aged 94, has lived his entire life in Heath. Not unlike his famous Amherst poet-cousin, his connection with a world outside this rural community was through art--in his case, by the images he produced with his Rolleiflex camera purchased over half a century ago. Through the lens of his camera, he has taken in the landscape, the structural details, and the people of this town--in starkly vivid black and white images.

Contact: Suzanne Hannay
shannay614@gmail.com
413-337-5727

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Sneak Peek showing of the MIFA Film

Date: Wednesday, July 19, 4pm
Location Name: Holyoke Senior Center
Address: 291 Pine Street
City/Town: Holyoke

In celebration of MIFA's 23rd season of success, we have compiled a short film filled with video clips from our 1994-2017 seasons. View and reminisce with these highlights from past festival seasons as MIFA continues to bring world-class arts to the region and work towards the reopening of the Victory, the historic jewel of Holyoke! Complimentary light refreshments will be provided featuring Holyoke's own Hot Oven Cookies. This event is free and open to the public.

Contact: info@mifafestival.org
413-540-0200

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Crafted Cloth

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 8, 2017
End Date: July 30, 2017
Location Name: Leverett Crafts and Arts
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-5:30pm, and by appt
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.barnesgallery.org

Woven, felted and surface designed textiles for attire, decor, comfort, habitat and ceremony. Hand made by Leonore Alaniz, and other artisan-designers who subscribe to regenerative practices and reciprocal regional economies that reduce CO2 emisions.

Contact: 860-605-6705

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Sourcing The Stream

Artist: Wendy Woodson
Start Date: July 23, 2017
End Date: July 29, 2017
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

This immersive project in video, sound, and performance looks to the stream as a timely source for inspiration, solace, reflection and reaction. Each day the artists in residence will experiment with different ways to create images in different media based on streams - their motion, patterns, colors, voices and reflections. The week residency at A.P.E. will allow time to experiment in an open environment where unexpected reactions and interactions can influence the evolution of the project.

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

 

The Brush Shop

Date: July 23, 2pm
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historicnorthampton.org/the-brush-shop.html

In its heyday, "The Brush Shop," as locals called it, grew in tandem with growing national concern for oral hygiene to become one of the city's largest employers. Through interviews with former Pro Brush people, archival photographs from the collection of Historic Northampton, and commercials and advertisements from different periods, this film tells the story of a vital Northampton industrial history. The main plant is now Arts & Industries at 221 Pine Street. Documentary film: 64 minutes.

Contact: Stan Sherer
stansherer@historic-northampton.org
413-584-6011

 

50 Visions

Artist: Kevin Bouricius
Start Date: July 11, 2017
End Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm, and by appt
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.Facebook.com/anchorhouseartists

Painter Kevin Bouricius (b. 1951) has developed his visionary oeuvre in relative obscurity since he began painting in 1968. His work has been featured in several shows arranged by this organization in the Pioneer Valley and at the Outsider Art Fair in New York City. This exhibit will feature fifty of his oils taken from dreams and visions in three galleries. Image Shown: "Autofest" -detail.

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

Nature Photography

Artist: Karen Gardner
Start Date: July 1, 2017
End Date: July 31, 2017
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist's lifelong interest in photography has taken a significant step forward since her retirement from a career designing and implementing computer software. Her focus is the natural world, which provides a richness of subjects with its endless variety of color, shape, texture and light. Birds and seascapes are a special interest.

Contact: Karen Gardner
klgardner@comcast.net

 

Nature's Healing

Artist: David Foster
Start Date: July 1, 2017
End Date: July 31, 2017
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

There is growing evidence that being in and around nature is good for both the body and the soul. The images in this exhibit offer viewers an opportunity to lose themselves for a moment, to sink into that quiet, healing space while they explore the wonder in a flower or the joy of a waterfall. The artist is an award winning nature photographer who first exhibited in Northampton in 2006.

Contact: David Foster
dfoster45@gmail.com

 

New Works

Artists: Zea Mays Printmaking
Start Date: July 5, 2017
End Date: July 31, 2017
Reception Date: July 31, 5-7:30pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

A collection of new prints by 63 members of Zea Mays Printmaking Studio. The exhibit features a wide breath of styles and techniques, all using non-toxic, alternative printmaking processes with a clear commitment to innovation and quality.

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

 

Summer 2017 Group Exhibition

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 13, 2017
End Date: August 26, 2017
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: www.wbfinearts.com

The Summer 2017 group display acts as a survey of the year and hints to the work to be presented in the future, as many of these artist will exhibit new work beginning in the Fall. While each of these artists own a unique identity, spanning a wide range of media including oil paint, acrylic paint, egg tempera, watercolor, gauche, wax, resin, pastel, bronze, and kinetic stainless steel, their clear commonality is an almost obsession with process and precision.

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

 

The Debriti Show

Artist: JonMarc Edwards
Start Date: July 1, 2017
End Date: July 22, 2017
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

An interactive installation that comments on the power of language and communication. It is set in what at first appears to be an apothecary or medical marijuana dispensary, but rather than weed, it dispenses text, words and poetry. The Helvetica text is made from biodegradable materials and sold by the word, the phrase or by weight.

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

 

Dogs in Water

Artist: Marion Miller
Start Date: June 29, 2017
End Date: July 30, 2017
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

This series grows concurrently with my series of horse-and-rider paintings. It explores many of the same issues of light and space, both as force and agency. But instead of the dramatic figures being massive creatures in the confined space of the arena, here the figures play on a lateral field with implications of infinity and interact in the entirely unique medium of water, itself both plane and figure.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Odyssey: New Paintings by Joanne Holtje

Artist: Joanne Holtje
Start Date: June 29, 2017
End Date: July 30, 2017
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Joanne Holtje's bold, color-driven, expressive, abstract paintings explore scenes and characters from Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

ARC: activate, research, create

Start Date: June 26, 2017
End Date: August 5, 2017
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

ARC launches A.P.E.'s second curated summer program. ARC continues the investigation of a contemporary art gallery as an active space within the community. From June 26 to August 5, A.P.E. will host four projects that consist of collaborative performance, a textual interactive installation, video installation/live performance, and immersive sound installation. Each project maintains a central inquiry into the relationship between the public, the work, and the space in which it is made.

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

 

Calligraphic Visions

Artist: Robert Moorhead
Start Date: June 7, 2017
End Date: August 30, 2017
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, BFAC, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/academics/art/events

13 paintings based on letterforms and texts. The first series of paintings offers an exploration of the artistic possibilities inherent in various letterforms, while the second series offers philosophical and poetic texts that have been presented in an evocative manner. The works exhibited are all executed in acrylic paint, standard pigments and interference and iridescent paints. These materials interact with the lighting source and change subtly with the viewer's orientation.

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

 

Contained & Constrained

Artists: Karen Battles, Leslie Lyman
Start Date: June 9, 2017
End Date: July 30, 2017
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historicnorthampton.org/contained-and-constrained.html

Features hanging and sculptural artworks created specifically for Historic Northampton by Massachusetts-based artists Leslie Lyman and Karen Battles, responding to and reinterpreting images and artifacts in its collection and informed by the late 19th century book "Social Etiquette or Manners and Customs of Polite Society."

Contact: Stan Sherer
stansherer@historic-northampton.org
413-584-6011

 

AN ECLECTIC EYE RESTROSPECTIVE

Artist: Jim Gambaro
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: July 31, 2017
Location Name: 2nd Floor Waiting Area
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 22 Atwood
City/Town: Northampton

The works in this exhibit span several years of the artist's development, reflecting changes in both subject and treatment of photographic images. The artist has moved from largely representational to largely interpretive (that is, abstracted to some degree) images.

Contact: Jim Gambaro
jimgam117@aol.com
413-323-5117

 

Leisure & Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis Near Pompeii

Start Date: February 3, 2017
End Date: August 13, 2017
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu

Featuring works seen for the first time outside Italy, this groundbreaking exhibition centers on the ancient town of Oplontis on the Neapolitan coast, a site that was buried and preserved when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE. The exhibition focuses on two adjacent, spectacular Roman archaeological sites--one an enormous luxury villa that once sprawled along the coast of the Bay of Naples, the other a nearby commercial-residential complex, where products from the region were exported.

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

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

Gems from Private Collections

Start Date: June 23, 2017
End Date: August 6, 2017
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield

Deerfield Valley Art Association launches the Museum of New England Art, Craft, and Design, MoNEA, exhibiting over forty works from the early 19th Century to the present, which are held in private collections throughout New England.

Contact: Beverly Phelps
edcp.bap@comcast.net
413-522-2325

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Artists in the Gallery: Mary Teichman - Color Etching & Technique

Date: Sunday, July 23, 2-4pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

Holyoke artist Mary Teichman has been making prints since 1975. Her gallery talk includes slides and sample prints. In her words, "My multi-plate color etchings are triggered by things I observe: a color or texture, a slant of light--especially those that evoke memories. I am fascinated by the quality of light at night, and by the shapes emerging as my eyes adjust to the darkness." Come to the gallery Sunday, July 23, 2-4pm to listen, ask questions and meet the artist.

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

 

Along the River

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 28, 2017
End Date: July 31, 2017
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

Painters, printmakers, photographers, fiber, glass, and mixed media artists display images of Shelburne Falls--the river, the potholes, the Bridge of Flowers, and other local scenes.

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

 

Imagined Landscapes

Artist: Trina Sears Sternstein
Start Date: June 30, 2017
End Date: August 27, 2017
Reception Date: August 12, 4-6pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

Trina Sears Sternstein's exhibit of oil paintings. Reception is on Saturday, August 12, 4-6pm, with music by Adria Sternstein Foster, Principal Flutist for the Kennedy Center Opera House, with her husband Violist Daniel Foster, Principal Viola of the National Symphony Orchestra.

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

 

Reflection and Illusion

Artist: Tom Wyatt
Start Date: June 30, 2017
End Date: August 27, 2017
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

Tom Wyatt's exhibit of his photographs on metal. Reception is on Saturday, July 8, 4-6pm, with improvisations on sax by Loren Feinstein.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Push the Green Hand Ahead: Springfield Armory in World War I

Start Date: April 6, 2017
End Date: January 7, 2018
Location Name: Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Hours: Wed-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: One Armory Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nps.gov/spar

It was precisely 100 years ago on April 6th, 1917 that President Woodrow Wilson signed a joint resolution from Congress to enter into "a war to end all wars" that had already been raging in Europe for nearly three years. This exhibit is a unique opportunity to learn the compelling role of Springfield Armory in World War I, when the government arms factory pushed its workforce to supply the soldiers on the front line with essential armaments.

Contact: Alex MacKenzie
Alex_MacKenzie@nps.gov
413-271-3971

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Imperfect People

Artist: Theo Fadel
Start Date: July 1, 2017
End Date: August 8, 2017
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: Thur-Sat 12-5pm and by appt
Address: Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

Theo Fadel presents prints and small carvings. Described as "a small show to celebrate heroic vulnerability and the ownership of imperfection."

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Stone Soup Bazaar

Sponsoring Group Name: Unitarian Universalist Society
Submission Due Date: August 31, 2017
Submission Fees: $65 for 8' x 6' vending area
City/Town: Amherst

An annual holiday shopping fundraising event held at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, from 10am-4pm, Saturday, December 2nd. In the past our arts and crafts vendors have sold their work in pottery, fabrics, jewelry, photography, wood, mixed-media printing, leather, handmade soap making, and also created some delicious edibles. Please contact Sue Kelsey for an application.

Contact: Sue Kelsey
smkelsey53@gmail.com
413-536-2676

 

Submit Your Design for the 2017 NEPR Art Mug!

Sponsoring Group Name: New England Public Radio
Submission Due Date: September 4, 2017
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Springfield
Website: nepr.net/post/submit-your-design-2017-nepr-art-mug#stream/0

NEPR is seeking submissions from local artists for our 12th Annual Art Mug! The limited-edition mug will be available to NEPR--s contributing listeners during the station's on-air fund drives from September 2017 through June 2018. We welcome all submissions from collage, to pen and ink, to photography -- as long as it translates well on a coffee mug! The winning design will be posted on our website and will also be described over the air during the pledge drive for our listeners.

Contact: webmaster@nepr.net
413-735-6606

 

Crafter/vendor spaces at Veteran's Classic Auto Show

Sponsoring Group Name: The Westfield Cruisers
Submission Due Date: July 22, 2017
Submission Fees: $10
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfieldcruise.com

We have crafter/vendor spaces are available for $10, pre-registration is required please. Saturday, July 29, 9am-3pm [rain date TBD] at the Westfield Fairgrounds. Gates will open for spectators at 9am, admission just $3/car. We will be collecting monetary donations and gift cards and all proceeds will benefit HomewardVets.org, a local non-profit organization committed to "Filling a Soldier's Home". Awards, music, food, raffles and more!!

Contact: Julie
413-454-5371

 

The Kringle Area Arts & Crafts Summer Fair

Sponsoring Group Name: Kringle Candle Company
Submission Due Date: July 20, 2017
Submission Fees: $75 inclusive for both days
City/Town: Bernardston

Spaces are available for the 2017 Kringle Summer Fair and all fine artists and crafters are invited to attend (jewelry included). July 29-30, rain or shine. Space: 10' x 10' Space and Tents are provided for all artists/crafters. Only handmade Arts & Crafts and Original Designs. (send photos), students encouraged. Email for info and to reserve.

Contact: carolyn.halloran@kringlecandle.com
413-648-3077

 

4th Annual Juried Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Gallery A3
Submission Due Date: July 31, 2017
Submission Fees: one entry: $25; one additional $5
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Gallery A3 announces its fourth annual juried show to be held in August, 2017. The juror is Eva Fierst, Education Curator at the University Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibit will run from August 3 through September 2, 2017 with an opening reception on August 3, in conjunction with the Amherst Arts Night Plus. The gallery will host an Art Forum and reception with the juror on August 5. Complete submission guidelines are available on the gallery's website.

Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com

 

Art in the Parks

Sponsoring Group Name: City of Holyoke
Submission Due Date: August 11, 2017
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.holyoke.org

The City of Holyoke seeks proposals for art installations in two municipal public parks: McNulty Park and Pina Park. Up to $20,000.00 will be available per location. Installation by December 31, 2017 (negotiable) To receive a copy of the Call for Art in the Parks proposal package, please call or email Jennifer Martins.

Contact: Jennifer Martins
martinsj@holyoke.org
413-322-5610

 

Call for Erotic Art

Sponsoring Group Name: Nina's Nook
Submission Due Date: September 1, 2017
Submission Fees: $10 contribution requested
City/Town: Turners Falls

September will see the return of Triple S: Sensual, Sexual, Smut at Nina's Nook. Submit work along the continuum "from mild to wild." Please limit the size of works to no more than 20 x 30 inches. Sculpture welcome as well, but should either hang on the wall or fit on a small shelf. If it is weather-proof, larger sculpture may be permitted. Send up to three jpegs of your submission pieces to nalerossi@gmail.com. Participants will be asked to make a ten dollar contribution towards expenses at drop off.

Contact: nalerossi@gmail.com
413-834-8800

 

The Burnett Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: The Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library
Submission Due Date: October 15, 2017
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.joneslibrary.org/205/Application-to-Exhibit

The Burnett Gallery monthly exhibits display the work of community artists and crafts people, who exhibit a variety of media, styles, and viewpoints, and levels of artistic experience. Burnett Gallery openings are a stop on Amherst's First Thursdays Arts Night Plus. An application to exhibit in the Burnett Gallery is available on the Jones Library website and may be submitted by individuals or groups from Amherst and surrounding towns.

Contact: Arthur Mange
amange@bio.umass.edu
413-253-7769

 

9th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: October 28, 2017
Submission Fees: $25 per entry; $30 after Oct 14
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

Five Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media (pencil drawing, charcoals, pen and inks, block prints, collage, encaustics). More information and download Prospectus/Entry form on website.

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

 

Classes & Workshops

Mosaic Free-For-All!

Date & Time: Wednesday evenings, 6-9pm, September 13 - October 18
Fee: $300 (including all materials)
Organization: Mosaics by Christine Kenneally
Class Location: Paragon Building
Address: 150 Pleasant St, Suite 236
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.christinekenneallymosaics.com

The possibilities are endless in this 6 week class! Bring your ideas and get the instruction and materials to turn them into reality. From mosaic wall panels, flower pots, or mirror frames, to landscape scenes celebrating fall, to a sign for your office or child's room, to a house number for your porch; this class will celebrate the diversity of styles and applications that mosaics offer. Various methods & materials will be used, depending on the project of your choice. Open to all levels.

Contact: Christine Kenneally
christine@christinekenneallymosaics.com
413-244-2384

 

Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones

Date & Time: August 30 - December 5; 5-9pm (each date is a separate class)
Fee: $75 per evening (includes all materials)
Organization: Mosaics by Christine Kenneally
Class Location: Paragon Building
Address: 150 Pleasant St, Suite 236
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.christinekenneallymosaics.com

Learn how to use glass and cement to make your own mosaic stepping stone for your garden or walkway in this popular class! We'll discuss the patterns used in mosaics and see some examples of this art form that has been around for centuries. Learn how to cut glass and use the Indirect Method for creating a mosaic that will be a conversation piece in any garden! Students will make one stepping stone each evening, which can be picked up the following week. Sign up for one evening, or as many as you want.

Contact: Christine Kenneally
christine@christinekenneallymosaics.com
413-244-2384

 

Soft Pastel Workshop

Date & Time: Sunday, 1-4pm, July 30; OR August 20
Fee: $25 + $5 materials fee per session
Class Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

Back by popular demand, we are offering 2 more Pastel Workshops by Becky Clark this summer. For beginners & those with drawing experience, the session will include drawing exercises & opportunities to create finished artworks & offers an open environment of sharing knowledge and posing questions with individual attention. Preregistration required.

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

 

Plein Air Painting Workshop

Date & Time: August 19-20, 9am-4pm
Fee: $175 (supplies included)
Organization: Lynne Adams Art
Class Location: Park Hill Orchard
Address: 82 Park Hill Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.LynneAdamsArt.com

There is nothing like being outdoors experiencing and observing nature first hand. Learn what so many other painters throughout the years have learned - that painting directly from life will make you a better artist! This painting class takes place at the beautiful Park Hill Orchard during the "Art in the Orchard" event in Easthampton. Set high on a hill, the farm delivers a breathtaking view of Mt. Tom. Open to all levels.

Contact: Lynne Adams
413-687-4466

 

Intensive Watercolor Painting Weekend

Date & Time: July 28-30
Fee: $250 (early bird discounted rate of $200 available through July 14)
Class Location: The Conway School's Conway Campus
Address: 332 South Deerfield Road
City/Town: Conway
Website: www.csld.edu/about/workshops/watercolor/

Beginner or advanced, come for an intensive and fun weekend of painting watercolor. Walt Cudnohufsky, founder of the Conway School, has transferred some of his design teaching interest and skill to teaching watercolor over the past fifteen years. He teaches in a step-by-step style with ample demonstrations. Subjects will vary and will include landscape painting, probably a New England barn and its setting. All materials are provided. Plan to leave with several finished matted small paintings.

Contact: Bruce Stedman
institute@csld.edu
413-369-4044

 

Figure Drawing Fridays

Date & Time: 6:30-9:30pm, Friday nights (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

Every Friday night we draw inspiration from the live nude to create, converse and commune. We provide the model, some easels and drawing horses, music, conversation and snacks. We are an easy-going group and we enjoy the social/ community aspect of these sessions as much as the actual drawing. Bring your own materials and BYOB if you want. There is NO INSTRUCTOR at these sessions but there will be a dog. She doesn't draw but she naps like a boss! High school students are welcome with parental consent.

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

Crafted Cloth: Classroom in the Gallery

Date & Time: Thur-Sat, 2-5pm and by appt, July 8-30
Fee: free
Class Location: Leverett Crafts and Arts
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett

Leonore Alaniz invites children and adults to inspect "Crafted Cloth" on display, to weave, spin wool and twist rope. Equipment, materials and instruction provided free of charge.

Contact: 860-605-6705

 

Artspace Summer Intensives

Date & Time: each class is 3-5 days; between June 26 - August 18
Fee: varies
Class Location: Artspace Community Arts Center
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Artspace offers a variety of weeklong summer intensives in art, music, and theatre for children and adults. This year's classes include Travel Watercolor Sketching, Clay, Ensemble-based Physical Theatre Workshop, Physical Theatre Workshop, Make a 3D Theme Park, Hand Drumming, Painting, Craft Potpourri, Music Theory, Advanced Strings, Beginning Strings, Beginning Guitar, Drawing Painting & Collage 2D, and Mythological Creatures & Magical Beings 3D.

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

 

Stained Glass Workshop

Date & Time: Sunday, July 30, 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. In this class we will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. This is a perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels are welcome. All glass and supplies are included in the tuition as is the use of all tools.

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

 

Using Resin in the Painting Process with Scout Cuomo

Date & Time: 5-8pm, August 7 & 9; OR August 8 & 10
Fee: $165
Organization: Scout Cuomo Studio
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 412
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.scoutcuomo.com/class-signup/

Have you ever wanted to learn how to use resin? You do not have to paint realistically to play with paint. We will address color and paint layering on the canvas of glass and use resin to create an 8x8 resin layered painting with steel frame. Each student will come away with a finished piece and a more acute sense of boldness in their creative practice. Students will meet in Scout Cuomo's studio for 2 3hr sessions to create their project. All materials will be provided. Come play!

Contact: Scout Cuomo
scoutcuomo@gmail.com

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: 9.30am-3:30pm, Saturday, September 23
Fee: $165 including materials
Organization: Cottage Street Arts School
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts​
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #4-15
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. NEXT WORKSHOPS: Sat Oct 21, Wed Nov 15.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
bridge_arts@yahoo.com

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Holyoke: studio space at Paper City Studios

Date available: now
Location: Paper City Studios
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke

2nd floor unit approximately 800sqft. $600 plus heat. Electricity is included. This unit is in the rear half of the building with windows facing the East and North. A rare opportunity to locate your art studio or work space into the coveted Paper City Studios. Located in the heart of Holyoke's Arts and Innovation district and walking distance to the Holyoke Creative Arts Center the Paper City Studios is the perfect place to collaborate and share ideas with like-minded community members and artists.

Contact: brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

Holyoke: studio space at Open Square

Date available: immediately
Location: Open Square, Suite 213
Address: 4 Open Square Way, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.opensquare.com/space/studio

3-bay studio across hall from shared slop sink. All windows open/close. Windows face south/southeast. Heat/AC included. Card access and camera security system. Wired to the teeth (if you need it) White painted wood ceilings and brick walls. 1,305 square feet $870/month. Perfect to share.

Contact: marketing@opensquare.com
413-532-5057

 

Crowdfunding

Monster Arts Project III

Goal: $4,000
Start Date: June 26, 2017
End Date: July 29, 2017
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.indiegogo.com/projects/monster-arts-project-iii#/

Monster Arts Project returns again with the Circus of Monsters!!! Monster Arts Project is now in it's third year, and every year I strive to make it better and bigger than the years past. My goal is to make this show a wonderfully exciting experience for all that come to view it, and to transport the viewer into another world. Monster Arts Project is designed to lift up the monster art in the world, and help all of the artists involved gain more visibility and credit for their amazing talent.

Contact: Sloan Tomlinson
sloan@sloantomlinson.com

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