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This Week's Newsletter: November 13, 2018

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
November 13, 2018
Issue #532

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Featured Listings:

Frock: Closing Party for Homespun

Date: Friday, November 16, 7-10pm
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: wistariahurst.org/events/homespun-frock-fete

Make it a night out to view Homespun, a fiber arts exhibition featuring pieces from the Wistariahurst Archive's textile collection alongside contemporary pieces by artists across the Pioneer Valley. We invite guests to wear something handmade as they view the exhibit, meet the artists, and enjoy music, drinks and refreshments in the halls of Wistariahurst. Your $12 ticket includes a complimentary glass of bubbly and there will be a cash bar during the event. Visit website to purchase tickets.

Contact: Katy Moonan
katy.artesana@gmail.com
413-588-2013

 

Snow Farm Seconds Sale

Date: November 16-18 & 23-25, 10am-4pm all days
Location Name: Snow Farm
Address: 5 Clary Road
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: www.snowfarm.org

Over 200 artists' work will be available during Snow Farm's largest fundraising event of the year. Artwork includes glass, wood, ceramics, fiber, jewelry, paintings and prints, cards, and much more! Seconds can be discontinued items, overstock, or slightly flawed pieces. Also many firsts! All make great gifts. New artwork each weekend, plus Make Your Own Glass Ornament in the Hot Shop ($25) on November 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25. $5 parking fee benefits the High School Scholarship Fund.

Contact: Miriam Cody
Miriam@snowfarm-art.org
413-268-3101

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

10th Open Juried Art Show at Agawam Public Library

Start Date: October 29, 2018
End Date: November 30, 2018
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

The show is presenting 106 works which were accepted from 106 entries! The 76 artists represented in the show hail from both Connecticut and Massachusetts. Photo: Alan Izatt, Shabby Sheep Farm, Watercolors, Honorable Mention.

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

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

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
Reception Date: TBD
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

 

ALTER/ALTAR

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 7, 2018
End Date: November 28, 2018
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: 125-A Herter Hall, UMass
City/Town: Amherst

An exhibition of work by graduate students in the Department of Art. Making art implies alteration, literally and figuratively, while an altar suggests a place for offering. By altering in the pursuit of offering, these artists work towards various forms of "altars". Through this thematic play on words, this exhibition explores the parallels that exist between their diverse practices, which range from painting, video, sculpture, installation, to performance.

Contact: hertergallery@umass.edu

 

New Work by Keith Hollingworth and GK Khalsa

Artists: Keith Hollingworth, GK Khalsa
Start Date: November 1, 2018
End Date: December 1, 2018
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Keith Hollingworth will exhibit two large-scale works. We are One Family consists of a grid of over 100 canvases. 40 Black Writers is a collection of 40 collages on paper. GK Khalsa will show wall-mounted sculptures made from wood and paintings in varying shades of primary color. The artists will hold an Art Forum on November 29 at 7:30pm.

Contact: Keith Hollingworth
keithhollingworth3 id="" 7@gmail.com

 

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

 

If Water Could Speak

Artists: Amanda Barrow, Janine Norton, Lynn Sisler
Start Date: November 1, 2018
End Date: November 29, 2018
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: bit.ly/waterHF

Amanda Barrow, Janine Norton, and Lynn Sisler reflect and respond to the current status and state of the waterways in our environment, with a focus on conservation. Responding to the premise "If Water Could Speak", each artist has shaped her individual vision using her choice of medium: painting, photography, and monotype printing.

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

 

Still Lifes

Artist: Kate Ussailis
Start Date: October 20, 2018
End Date: November 16, 2018
Location Name: Henion Bakery
Address: 174 N Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst

Experiments in photography of still lifes presented in the style of the Dutch Masters. I am interested in discovering and exhibiting texture and lines as revealed by light in subjects that I find pleasing and beautiful.

Contact: Kate Ussailis
kate@waldenweave.com

 

[containing] great space

Artists: Paula Elliott, Sigrid Miller Pollin, Joan Weber
Start Date: October 21, 2018
End Date: November 15, 2018
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

The exhibition originated with the notion of a container like image as a vehicle to enter a place of interiority, and the possibilities of distinctly personal results when artists embark on this path. The artists in this exhibition do so not out of an urge to shelter from the exterior world and its bombardments, but with a curiosity about what the examination of an interior world has to offer. Curated by Jeanette Cole.

Contact: anneseuthe@gmail.com
413-545-0680

 

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.

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Future Forward

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 1 2018
End Date: November 30, 2018
Location Name: MAP Space, Eastworks
Hours: Wed-Sat 12-5pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

A benefit exhibition supporting ECA's Youth Arts Initiative.

 

Caught In A Fantasy

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 10, 2018
End Date: December 1, 2018
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.

 

Next to Nothing: Paintings at the Edge

Artist: Martha Braun
Start Date: November 10, 2018
End Date: December 1, 2018
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BigRedFrame.com

Martha Braun is a visual artist who received her Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston with residencies in Provincetown. Braun's work is most easily identified as painting though it contains elements of the sculptural and photographic as well. The work sits in the realm of non-representation and presents a point of focus for the silence of contemplation, subtlety of color, and the elegance of form.

Contact: Jean-Pierre Pasche
elusie@bigredframe

 

Photography

Artist: Andrew Sovjani
Start Date: November 10, 2018
End Date: December 6, 2018
Location Name: Wedge Works Art and Home
Hours: Wed-Sun 12-7pm
Address: 26 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: wedgeworksart.com

Andrew Sovjani is a visual artist recognized for blurring the boundaries between photography, printmaking and painting. Raised in a family of working studio artists, art making is in his blood. Andrew has drawn from his life experiences in the scientific world and living in Asia to create transcendent bodies of work that are often extremely peaceful. His award-winning photographs have been shown in exhibitions throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan and are held in many public and private collections.

Contact: Matt Johnson
matt@evaldart.com
201-310-2711

 

Excogitation

Artist: Sloan Tomlinson
Start Date: November 3, 2018
End Date: December 1, 2018
Location Name: ECA Gallery
Hours: Tue & Thur 12-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: sloantomlinson.com

A collection of exploratory self portraits taken over the last two years by Sloan Tomlinson. Working with deep blacks of shadow and hints of light mixed with props and structures eluding to a different time, Sloan invites you into the middle of a story, where you're not sure how the subject got there or what will happen next.

Contact: sloan@sloantomlinson.com

 

Sharing the Seasons

Artist: Mary Montague
Start Date: October 31, 2018
End Date: November 30, 2018
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

I was born and raised on a farm where weather is all important; light, sunshine, rain, wind, temperature and yes, snow. I strive to express that in my paintings, so that it speaks to its audience. My passion is to capture that feeling so that others can experience the excitement as I do. When I do, it's magic. Day after day it draws me into the studio and outdoors to be immersed in it. Everywhere I look, a painting is waiting for me.

Contact: Adele Dowell
adele.dowell@gmail.com
413-203-5688

 

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

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Ryan Barch

Artist: Ryan Barch
Start Date: November 1, 2018
End Date: November 30, 2018
Reception Date: Thursday, November 15, 5-7pm
Location Name: Holyoke Hummus Cafe
Address: 285 High Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.holyokehummuscompany.com

Ryan lives in Easthampton and has Visual Art Degree from Holyoke Community College. For this series he uses limited paint colors, and home decor pamphlets to create a sort of glitch series, in a way reassembling the same imagery throughout each piece. Restructuring, and personifying them into unique works, while still visually retaining the same imagery and broad marking.

 

Dean Nimmer Studio Sale

Start Date: November 14, 2018
End Date: November 30, 2018
Location Name: Dean Nimmer Studio
Hours: by appt
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke

FEATURING my paintings drawings, prints and the weird creations by my alter ego, Unique Fredrique. ART MATERIALS: paints, brushes, canvas, premium paper, printmaking inks and paper, frames, portfolio cases, and much more. EQUIPMENT: 3-inch button making machine, Akua printing press, drafting tables, easels, digital cameras and more! SALE ONGOING: beginning Tuesday, Nov 14 to Nov 30 by appointment. Contact Dean Nimmer at deannimmer@gmail.com

Contact: Dean Nimmer
deannimmer@gmail.com

 

Homespun: One Hundred Years of Textile Arts in Holyoke

Start Date: November 8, 2018
End Date: November 18, 2018
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Hours: Mon-Fri 12-6:30pm, Sat-Sun 12-4pm
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: wistariahurst.org/events/homespun-one-hundred-years-of-textile-arts-in-holyoke-hilanderia-casera-cien-anos-de-artes-textiles-en-holyoke

The exhibition, which will be installed on two floors of Wistariahurst Museum, pays homage to the women who formed the core of the historic textile industry in Holyoke. Pieces from the Wistariahurst Archive's textile collection will be installed alongside contemporary pieces by artists across the Pioneer Valley. From 19th century samplers, to intricate quilts, to modern fashion, Homespun shows off the wide range of what is possible with a little thread and a little fabric. Free.

Contact: Katy Moonan
katy.artesana@gmail.com
413-588-2013

 

Frock: Closing Party for Homespun

Date: November 16, 7-10pm
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: wistariahurst.org/events/homespun-frock-fete

Make it a night out to view Homespun, a fiber arts exhibition featuring pieces from the Wistariahurst Archive's textile collection alongside contemporary pieces by artists across the Pioneer Valley. We invite guests to wear something handmade as they view the exhibit, meet the artists, and enjoy music, drinks and refreshments in the halls of Wistariahurst. Your $12 ticket includes a complimentary glass of bubbly and there will be a cash bar during the event. Visit website to purchase tickets.

Contact: Katy Moonan
katy.artesana@gmail.com
413-588-2013

 

HUMAN SHAPE

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 6, 2018
End Date: November 24, 2018
Location Name: Readywipe Gallery
Hours: Tue & Thur 11am-2pm, Sat-Sun 12-3pm
Address: 532 Main Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: readywipegallery.com

A group art exhibition about the essence of a character. Curator Katharine J. Kim of Wandering Beret Projects created the show to encourage a dialogue about the expression of personality, individuality, self. Artists: Abby Lloyd, Brian Fekete, Chad Hayward, Drake Carr, Michael Tong, Rebecca Ness, Robert Cenedella, Sean O'Connor, Stacy Petty, Susannah Auferoth, Thomas Whittaker Kidd.

Contact: Katherine J. Kim
wanderingberet@gmail.com

 

Montague Exhibits/Events

Pushing the Boundaries

Artists: Sawmill River Arts Gallery Member Artists
Start Date: November 4, 2018
End Date: November 30, 2018
Location Name: Sawmill River Arts Gallery at the Montague Bookmill
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-6pm, Mon & Wed 12-4pm
Address: 440 Greenfield Road
City/Town: Montague
Website: www.sawmillriverarts.com

Celebrate recent works by Sawmill River Arts Gallery member artists Judy Cummings, Patricia Czepiel Hayes, Joan Levy, Roy Mansur, Louise Minks, Chris Pellerin, Kerry Stone, Tracy Vernon.

Contact: sawmillriverarts@gmail.com
413-367-2885

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

The Gilded Cage: Northampton's Last Water-Powered Elevator

Artist: Stan Sherer
Date: November 16, 5-6:15pm
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historicnorthampton.org

Northampton's Masonic Block, 25 Main Street, which opened in 1898, featured an ornate water-powered elevator. This came to an end in 2017, when the elevator was decommissioned. To preserve this fascinating bit of Northampton's history, documentary filmmaker Stan Sherer interviewed former operators and the repair service person who maintained it from the mid-1980s until the end. We learn how elevators work and why they matter, and what this one meant to the people and the City of Northampton.

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

 

LINEATE

Artists: Michael Sjostedt, Cara Taylor
Start Date: November 9, 2018
End Date: November 26, 2018
Location Name: ASSEMBLE, Thornes Market
Address: 150 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.assemblenorthampton.com

A duo show with shop favorites Taylor Ceramics and Magazine Dream Collage! Both makers explore their love of line and geometry in their brand new collections on view at ASSEMBLE for the first time. Stop in for something beautiful and inspired for both your walls and your table top.

 

Redress

Artist: Amanda Russell Wallace
Start Date: November 5, 2018
End Date: November 28, 2018
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/art

Amanda Russhell Wallace continues her exploration of the relationship between image and language that sustain formed identities. For this exhibition, she employs a photographic-based installation to question the broad parameter of the modes and definitions of ad/re/dress.

 

Healing Journey

Artist: Fran Corriveau
Start Date: November 9, 2018
End Date: November 31, 2018
Location Name: Northampton Senior Center
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton

While recovering from a brain injury several years ago, I was told that I would have better results if I took up a pastime that would build new neural pathways. Since I had never even drawn a picture, I chose painting. I never expected to like it. I did not know it would transform my life. This show is an illustration of my path from that moment to now.

Contact: Fran Corriveau
francorriveau@gmail.com
413-219-7731

 

Paul Mariani: A Celebration

Artist: Barry Moser
Start Date: November 9, 2018
End Date: November 23, 2018
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

An exhibit of wood engravings by artist Barry Moser, with whom Mariani collaborated on several books.

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

 

DOGS IN WATER

Artist: Marion Miller
Start Date: November 1, 2018
End Date: December 2, 2018
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Explorations of light, motion, and surface, heroed by dogs.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Growth/Overgrowth

Artists: Mary Bernstein, Harriet Diamond, Rebecca Muller
Start Date: November 1, 2018
End Date: December 2, 2018
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

The artists will manipulate natural materials to create an environment representing unchecked growth which has gone awry. They will continue to develop the installation over the month of November. Mary Bernstein's words distil the inspiration for the project. "Growth bursts forth unfettered by the normal cycle of maturation and decay. It pushes set boundaries threatening its neighbors and the very existence of its host."

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Lost and Found

Artists: Judith Inglese, Bernice Rosenthal
Start Date: November 8, 2018
End Date: December 2, 2018
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

Ceramic murals by Judith Inglese and assemblages by Bernice Rosenthal. The exhibit speaks to the process of re-incarnation and transformation. Bernice uses found objects that were discarded or forgotten and gives them new meaning and form. Judith's ceramic murals explore themes of childhood, the time for play, imagination and lost innocence. Both art forms engage the viewer, using whimsy, detail and storytelling in the murals, and juxtaposition and abstraction of forms in the assemblages.

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

 

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

 

Eclectic...at its Best!

Artists: Artists at the Crossroads
Start Date: November 1, 2018
End Date: November 30, 2018
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North and West Galleries
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

Artists at the Crossroads is a group of impassioned, professional artists from Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. Originally formed in 2011, the group has grown to twelve members who present an eclectic body of work covering all mediums and styles of art. Members include: Diane Caswell Christian, Beverlee Corriveau, Bernard Duffy, E.E. Eidman, Linda Lastoff, Lynn Miller, Janet Miller, Joan Nelson, Susan Marie Newman, Peter Sarno, Donna Shaw and Steve Walbridge.

 

Lewis Hayden and the Underground Railroad

Start Date: November 2, 2018
End Date: November 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

After escaping slavery in Kentucky Lewis Hayden became a leader in Boston's African-American community. His Beacon Hill home was a stop on the Underground Railroad and a base for dramatic attempts to rescue fugitive slaves. The exhibit tells the improbable story of his rise from early deprivation to prominence in Civil War Massachusetts.

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

 

Jeff Gola Solo Exhibition

Artist: Jeff Gola
Start Date: October 17, 2018
End Date: November 17, 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: www.wbfinearts.com

A solo exhibition of paintings by Jeff Gola. The exhibition consists of over twenty new landscape paintings done in egg tempera that the artist has completed over the past two years. Selections from this exhibition and other works by gallery artists can be seen on the gallery's web site.

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

 

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

 

Envisioning a Better World: A Life's Work

Artist: Gregory Stone
Start Date: October 9, 2018
End Date: November 30, 2018
Location Name: New England Visionary Artists Museum
Address: Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Gregory Stone (1947-2016) was a well-known 1970's Northampton Renaissance pioneer. He established a celebrated career both locally and nationally. His methods are formally splendid. The show includes over forty of his works spanning his career and maquettes from public sculptures. Some works will be for sale.

 

The Many Faces of Womanhood in East Asia

Start Date: August 17, 2018
End Date: December 9, 2018
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

This selection of historical and contemporary works of art from the Smith College Museum of Art's collection probes into the multifaceted and ever-changing definition of womanhood in an East Asian context: How do women contribute to economic and social production? What are the roles of women in a household, including but not limited to those such as wife and mother? How does education affect women's development and shape their identities? What are the reveries, aspirations, and ambitions of women?

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
Reception Date: Sunday, November 18, 1-3pm
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

Just for Fun

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 31, 2018
End Date: November 26, 2018
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

Features works that are engaging, whimsical, delightful. Media include painting, photography, prints, sculpture, ceramics, glass, fiber art, and collage.

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
Reception Date: December 1, 3-5pm
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

Wilbraham Art League

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 3, 2018
End Date: November 29, 2018
Location Name: South Hadley Public Library
Hours: Mon-Wed 9:30am-8pm, Thur-Fri 9:30am-6pm, Sat 9:30am-1pm
Address: 2 Canal Street
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: wilbrahamartleague.org

Members of the Wilbraham Art League are exhibiting works in a variety of media including oils, pastels, watercolors, photography, and more. The league was established to develop active community interest and provide education in the field of fine arts. Membership is open to those interested in and supportive of fine arts in the Hampden County area.

Contact: Joanne Bell
joannebellphoto@yahoo.com
413-599-1770

 

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.

 

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

 

Face Forward

Artist: Julianne Jones
Start Date: October 12, 2018
End Date: November 17, 2018
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: Thur-Sat 12-5pm, or by appt
Address: 125 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: ninasnook.com

An exhibition of paintings and works on paper featuring anonymous decorative faces as well as self-portraits. These "funky face" pieces range in size from miniature canvases to full grown lengths of paper and medium sized canvases. The exhibit includes screen prints and lithography prints drawn on or pasted over with original and scanned doodles. The show aims to immerse the viewer with expressive characters brought to life from paper and paint; their inquisitive stares begging to be met.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Nun Isilme

Artist: Tyler Vouros
Start Date: October 30, 2018
End Date: December 7, 2018
Location Name: Arno Maris Gallery at Westfield State University
Address: Ely Campus Center, 577 Westfield Avenue
City/Town: Westfield
Website: westfield.ma.edu

A series of realistic charcoal pieces featuring bird and sunflower drawings. Water, brushes, erasers, and sandpaper add depth to his charcoal drawings which are later mounted to canvas for display. Gallery talk: Nov 28th, 3:10-4pm.

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

 

Craft Fairs & Open Studios & Pop-up Shops

Winter Night Light Artisan Fair

Date: November 24, 12-5pm
Location Name: Old Town Hall
Address: 28 Park Street
City/Town: Belchertown
Website: www.facebook.com/events/1054843058008578/

Supporting small business saturday, the Belchertown Cultural Council is hosting an artisan fair from 12-5pm in the Old Town Hall on Park Street. Come take care of your holiday shopping needs!

Contact: winternightlight@gmail.com

 

Makers Market at the Parlor Room

Date: November 17-18; Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-3pm
Location Name: Parlor Room / Signature Sounds
Address: 32 Masonic Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/MakersMarket.Noho

An invitational craft show featuring contemporary, one-of-a-kind goods and gifts. Buy local, handmade, original art and crafts from vendors filling both rooms at the Parlor Room. Our talented group of artists will offer unique, affordable, high-quality jewelry, metal work, pottery, apparel, home decor, wood work, dolls and more. Free admission.

Contact: Tiffany Hilton
makersmarket@signaturesounds.com

 

Snow Farm Seconds Sale

Date: November 16-18 & 23-25, 10am-4pm all days
Location Name: Snow Farm
Address: 5 Clary Road
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: www.snowfarm.org

Over 200 artists' work will be available during Snow Farm's largest fundraising event of the year. Artwork includes glass, wood, ceramics, fiber, jewelry, paintings and prints, cards, and much more! Seconds can be discontinued items, overstock, or slightly flawed pieces. Also many firsts! All make great gifts. New artwork each weekend, plus Make Your Own Glass Ornament in the Hot Shop ($25) on November 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25. $5 parking fee benefits the High School Scholarship Fund.

Contact: Miriam Cody
Miriam@snowfarm-art.org
413-268-3101

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Holiday Artwalk Small Show Celebration

Sponsoring Group Name: Artworks Westfield
Deadline: November 25
Submission Fees: $10 membership fee
City/Town: Westfield
Website: Artworkswestfield.com

All work must be 11x14" or 154 square inches, with a frame or smaller. Paintings, photography, drawings, mixed media. Must be ready to hang Send 2 images with your name, phone number to artworkswestfield@gmail.com. December Artwalk: December 21, 5-8pm.

Contact: artworkswestfield@gmail.com

 

ECA Small Works

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts
Deadline: December 4
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/156258215325593

Join us for our annual Small Works exhibition at ECA Gallery in Old Town Hall! If you're an artist, we encourage you to participate! Join us for the opening reception at ECA's Fundraiser on Thursday December 6 from 6-9pm and again on Saturday December 8 from 5-8pm as part of Art Walk Easthampton! All artworks will be accepted, as this is not a juried show. Full details on website.

Contact: pazzarello@easthamptonma.gov

 

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

 

8th Annual Small Works Show at Hope & Feathers

Sponsoring Group Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Deadline: November 26
Submission Fees: $25
City/Town: Amherst
Website: bit.ly/smwrks2018

Be a part of this busy small works show! Last year we had over 230 amazing entries (and over 180 sales!). And there's pie. We provide a 6x6" or 5x7" birch panel to create your masterpiece on! The $25 entry fee includes one panel, a frame, and glass. A variety of custom frames will be available for you to choose from when you drop off your entry (frames are first-come, first-serve). Full details and submission form on website.

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

 

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. 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

Classical Painting Techniques with Barbara Johnson

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 10am-1pm, November 13 - December 18
Fee: $425
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Students are guided through a series of painting exercises designed to build their perception of tonal values, color temperature, and aerial perspective, the essential ingredients of strong realistic painting since the Renaissance. Information on color mixing, organizing the palette, the care, maintenance, and function of the various brushes and materials used. Participants benefit greatly from each other's explorations and achievements in a supportive setting. All levels are welcome.

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

 

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

 

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. We will cover all of the skills to build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. This is a perfect class for students with no experience or intermediate students with some experience who want a refresher course. All levels welcome. All glass and supplies included in the tuition as is the use of all tools.

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

 

Figure Drawing Fridays

Date & Time: Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm (doors open at 6 - come early if you want an easel)
Fee: model 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, 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. NO INSTRUCTOR at these sessions but there is often peer review. High school students are welcome with parental consent. There will most likely be a very sweet dog in the studio.

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

Friday Art Wind Down

Date & Time: Fridays, 2:30-5:30pm, September 7 - December 14
Fee: $10 per hour minimum
Organization: Art & Soul
Class Location: The Nest Space
Address: 11 Center Street, 2nd floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.artandsoulwm.org

It's Friday afternoon. Unwind from your week. Take refuge. Seek. Explore. Play. I'll provide an idea or two each week as possible creative prompts but you are welcome to enjoy a wide variety of materials at your leisure. You do not have to be "artistic" or "creative" in any way.

Contact: Susannah Crolius
artandsoul.wm@gmail.com
413-348-2385

 

The Bone and Seed Tribe: Explorations in Healing/Art

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 10am-12:30pm, September 4 - November 20
Fee: $20-40 per session
Organization: Art & Soul
Class Location: The Nest Space
Address: 11 Center Street, 2nd floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.artandsoulwm.org

"Healing" is a broad term, at once personal and urgently communal. Each week will invite reflection/ writing/art making/ritual on a different aspect of healing: its definitions and vocabulary, its forms and practices, both sacred and secular, from around the world. Our inspirations for creative response will be wide: podcasts, film and video clips, poetry, sacred texts, music, silence, rituals small and big, news stories, and whatever else blows in.

Contact: Susannah Crolius
artandsoul.wm@gmail.com
413-348-2385

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

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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