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This Week's Newsletter: October 16, 2018

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
October 16, 2018
Issue #528

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Featured Listings:

[containing] great space

Artists: Paula Elliott, Sigrid Miller Pollin, Joan Weber
Start Date: October 21, 2018
End Date: November 15, 2018
Reception Date: Sunday, October 21, 2-4pm
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

 

Pivot Media 20th Anniversary Celebration & Open House

Artists: Martin Bridge, Carl Bridge, Jim Gipe
Date: Friday, October 19, 4-9pm
Location Name: Pivot Media / The Pivot Gallery
Address: 70 Maple Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.pivotmedia.com

In celebration of our 20th anniversary we will unveil a new mural titled "To Strong To Break" inspired by Florence history and painted by Martin and Carl Bridge. Also on display, digital illustrations created between 1999 and 2001 by Pivot Media owner Jim Gipe. Weather permitting; we will also inflate an 18 foot tall sculpture by artist Robert Cumming. The untitled piece resembles a three-eyed skull & cross bones. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council.

Contact: Jim Gipe
Jim@pivotmedia.com
413-584-5302

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Wilbraham Art League

Artists: Wilbraham Art League
Start Date: October 1, 2018
End Date: October 31, 2018
Location Name: The Agawam Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org

Featured on the gallery walls are a variety of pastels, watercolors and oil paintings. Visitors will also enjoy sculptures, baskets, photography and handmade jewelry and scarves in the cases on the Main Level of the Library. The Wilbraham Art League was established by a group of committed artists in 2007. Since then, the group has been active in developing community interest and providing education in the field of fine arts.

Contact: Cher Collins
ccollins@agawamlibrary.org
413-789-1550

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

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

 

Art Forum on Visual Arts and Social Justice

Date: October 18, 7:30pm
Location Name: Gallery A3
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Painter, author, and activist Janet Braun-Reinitz will speak on the topic of Visual Arts and Social Justice. Braun-Reinitz's on-going commitment to social justice began in 1961, when she was a Freedom Rider, arrested and jailed in Little Rock, AR. She will show images and speak about her studio work and international and national murals. Organized in connection with the exhibition of paintings by Rochelle Shicoff, and Shicoff will join Braun-Reinitz to talk about their more than 25 years of mural collaboration.

Contact: Rochelle Shicoff
landskybird@gmail.com

 

[containing] great space

Artists: Paula Elliott, Sigrid Miller Pollin, Joan Weber
Start Date: October 21, 2018
End Date: November 15, 2018
Reception Date: Sunday, October 21, 2-4pm
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

 

The ArtSalon goes to Amherst

Date: Thursday, October 18, 6:30-8:30pm
Location Name: Fine Arts Center, UMass
Address: 151 Presidents Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.theartsalon.com

A dynamic social evening of engaging presentations by established and emerging artists in the Pioneer Valley. The ArtSalon provides an opportunity for artists and designers of all mediums to present their work and ideas in a format called Pecha Kucha of 20 slides x 20 seconds each. This program is supported in part by Fierst, Kane and Bloomberg. Presenters: Bibiana Medkova, Procheta Mukherjee Olson, Darrell Petit, Naomi Darling, Gary Orlinsky.

Contact: Scout Cuomo
valleyartsalon@gmail.com

 

The Colored Bone China

Artist: Juana Valdes
Start Date: October 3, 2018
End Date: October 30, 2018
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: 125-A Herter Hall, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.facebook.com/HerterArtGallery

Valdes collects, arranges, and transforms mass-produced ceramic objects to explore her personal experiences as an Afro-Cuban American–Latinx artist. By investigating the history and origin of these objects, Valdes maps the complex terrain of multiple cultures and nations that constitute her own identity, and how it is constantly shaped and reshaped by experiences of displacement and transculturation. The resulting discourse is both political and poetic.

Contact: 413-545-0976

 

The Stories Inside: Palestinian Women Challenging Israeli Soldiers

Artist: Rochelle Shicoff
Start Date: October 4, 2018
End Date: October 27, 2018
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Rochelle Shicoff exhibits paintings that celebrate Palestinian women's resilience and resistance in their struggle for justice. In an Art Forum at 7:30 pm on October 18, the muralist, painter, author, and activist Janet Braun-Reinitz will address the topic of "Art and Social Justice." Shicoff will also join her to talk about their more than 25 years of mural collaboration.

Contact: Rochelle Shicoff
landskybird@gmail.com

 

Inside Out

Artist: Diane Steingart
Start Date: October 2, 2018
End Date: October 30, 2018
Location Name: Burnett Gallery at Jones Library
Hours: Mon 1-5pm, Tues 9am-9pm, Wed 9am-5pm, Thur 9am-9pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-4:30pm
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.dianesteingart.com

A show of paintings and collages. Diane is a mixed-media artist who works from her world of memories, feelings, and experiences. Diane's work explores the commonality of experience in human behavior. An Art Forum entitled "Why We Make Art" will be held on Thursday October 11, 7-8pm, with Valerie Gilman, Nancy Meagher, and Diane Steingart.

Contact: Diane Steingart
ds@jwoodbridge.com
413-230-0805

 

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.

 

American Demographics

Artist: Jon Crispin
Start Date: October 4, 2018
End Date: October 27, 2018
Reception Date: Saturday, October 20, 4:30-7pm
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/jcrispinAD

This is the first time these hand-colored silver gelatin prints by acclaimed Pelham photographer Jon Crispin have been exhibited. The photographs date from the mid-1970s to the mid-90s, and were published in the 1980-90s in the now-defunct American Demographics Magazine (a monthly magazine about marketing and consumer trends). The 11"x14" prints were meticulously hand-colored by artist Robby Aceto, making them one-of-a-kind works of art. Gallery Talk: Saturday, 10/20, 4:30-7pm.

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

 

Environments

Artist: Mary Witt
Start Date: September 6, 2018
End Date: October 31, 2018
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstma.gov/1212/Public-Art-Commission

Environments are created spontaneously & intuitively by Mary Witt, an artist of abstract acrylic paintings. Mary enjoys making paintings that become mysterious places to dive into. Being a member of Oxbow Gallery in Northampton, Mary likes working with shapes, textures, & color. Using mostly palette knives to spread paint on her canvases, she layers various colors & thicknesses to bring texture & depth to the work.

Contact: Mary Witt
mewitt@gmail.com
413-575-5135

 

Inspired by Tradition: Calligraphic Art by Peggy H. Davis

Artist: Peggy H. Davis
Start Date: August 2, 2018
End Date: October 29, 2018
Location Name: Jewish Community of Amherst
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.jcamherst.org

Drawing inspiration from traditional Jewish texts, Peggy Davis gives each work an individual style and impact. The Jewish folk art of papercutting, collage, watercolor and other media are used in this collection of originals and prints. In conjunction with the Amherst Art Walk on Thursday, October 4, Davis will show a pop-up display of her original birth announcement and wedding, bar and bat mitzvah invitation designs.

 

Cross Town Contemporary Art (XTCA)

Start Date: July 1, 2018
End Date: November 1, 2018
Location Name: outdoors from UMass Fine Arts Center to Kendrick Park
Address: North Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: bit.ly/2LyAK3W

An outdoor public art exhibition that seeks to reveal our interconnectedness as citizens and to highlight the gateway district between downtown Amherst and the University of Massachusetts. The exhibition features work by 13 nationally recognized artists, local artists, and members of the academic community. The goal of this project is to generate a robust public dialogue about the value of art and culture in building community.

 

Cummington Exhibits/Events

Leni Fried Printmaking Open Studio / Open Barn

Date: Sunday, October 21, 10am-5:30pm
Location Name: Leni Fried Printmaking Studio
Address: 494 Stage Road
City/Town: Cummington
Website: www.lenifriedprintmaking.com

Leni invites you to her Open Studio / Open Barn on Sunday, October 21. Leni's monoprints, scrolls, cards, affordable art, handmade journals, reusable bags and more will be available at her studio in a century old barn a in Cummington. Leni's studio is also the home of thebagshare.org and oldstonemill.org. October 22-28, call to schedule a private studio visit. For more information, visit the website.

Contact: Leni Fried
leni@lenifriedprintmaking.com
413-634-5591

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Meditations

Artist: Zachary Gedelman
Start Date: October 13, 2018
End Date: November 7, 2018
Location Name: Mill 180 Park
Hours: Wed, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm; Thur-Fri 10am-10pm
Address: 180 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.mill180park.com

A capstone show to a summer outpouring of artist Zachary Gedelman. The period represented signifies transformation artistically, and is rooted in the practice of Insight Meditation. Influenced deeply by the rich blossoming of a Western Massachusetts summer unfolding, the work reflects a loving, kind awareness of an artist in touch with the natural world and the heart.

Contact: Susanna White
art@susannawhite.com
413-977-1538

 

Creatures of Discomfort

Artist: Erica Pinto
Start Date: October 13, 2018
End Date: November 3, 2018
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BigRedFrame.com

Anthropomorphic taxidermy with a macabre and wry sense of humor, a window into the humour noir of absurd beauty, provoking discomfort as well as amusement.

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

 

Visual Poems

Artist: Kate Whittaker
Start Date: October 2, 2018
End Date: October 30, 2018
Location Name: ECA Gallery
Hours: Tue & Thur 12-5pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/event/visual-poems

 

Going Within: Self-Portrait As Medicine

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 3, 2018
End Date: October 31, 2018
Location Name: MAP Space
Hours: Wed-Sat 12-5pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/event/going-within-self-portrait-as-medicine

Curated by Tracey Eller.

 

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

 

Beyond the Surface

Artists: Lynne Adams, Michael MacTavish
Start Date: October 13, 2018
End Date: November 4, 2018
Location Name: #LOCAL
Hours: Thur-Fri 12-8pm, Sat 12-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton

A celebration of the visual language of art that is steeped in history and traditions. This exhibit represents the merging of two artists whose optimism and keen love of nature form the unifying thread of their art. How it speaks to them and what arises for them within can be seen in their work. However, the way these conversations with nature show up on their canvases is very different.

Contact: 413-203-5781

 

A Ten Year Retrospective

Artist: Steve Hamlin
Start Date: October 1, 2018
End Date: October 31, 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 have lived most of my life in New England, for many years in the foothills of the Berkshires, and love painting subjects from my home region. I paint primarily in watercolor, in a style that lies somewhere between impressionistic and photo-realistic. I love the transparency and immediacy of watercolors and celebrate the happy accidents of the medium, as well as its challenges.

Contact: Adele Dowell
adele.dowell@gmail.com

 

YOU'RE SURROUNDED!

Artist: Luke J. Cavagnac
Start Date: August 11, 2018
End Date: November 9, 2018
Location Name: The Invisible Fountain
Hours: Mon- Fri, and sometimes on the weekend
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street Suite #206
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: invisiblefountain.com

The newest showing of paintings by Luke J. Cavagnac. Some art you just cannot escape. The Invisible Fountain is where Cavagnac paints and displays his "Art". Hundreds and hundreds of different paintings on display everyday.

Contact: 413-896-8073

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Pivot Media 20th Anniversary Celebration & Open House

Artists: Martin Bridge, Carl Bridge, Jim Gipe
Date: Friday, October 19, 4-9pm
Location Name: Pivot Media / The Pivot Gallery
Address: 70 Maple Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.pivotmedia.com

In celebration of our 20th anniversary we will unveil a new mural titled "To Strong To Break" inspired by Florence history and painted by Martin and Carl Bridge. Also on display, digital illustrations created between 1999 and 2001 by Pivot Media owner Jim Gipe. Weather permitting; we will also inflate an 18 foot tall sculpture by artist Robert Cumming. The untitled piece resembles a three-eyed skull & cross bones. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council.

Contact: Jim Gipe
Jim@pivotmedia.com
413-584-5302

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

NUKKUA/TO SLEEP

Artist: Anja Schutz
Start Date: October 5, 2018
End Date: November 5, 2018
Reception Date: Friday, October 26, 6-8pm
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/AnjaGG

Ink transfer prints by Turners Falls photographer Anja Schutz. Schutz says the work grew out of a dream of plants growing from humans that she had right before she left for Finland. The dream and the resulting images are connected to recent and ongoing losses she's experienced, including the death of a beloved grandmother, and the long-term illness of a close friend.

Contact: 413-772-9334

 

What Is Just

Artist: Alice Thomas
Start Date: October 4, 2018
End Date: November 9, 2018
Location Name: Geissler Gallery, Stoneleigh-Burnham School
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Address: 574 Bernardston Road
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.sbschool.org

This installation covers: some topics of social justice, poetry/essetries of, of legislation, as well as relationships between current issues and the citizenry both now and in the future.

Contact: Sara Gibbons
sgibbons@sbschool.org
413-774-2711

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

The 4th Annual Czechtober Fest

Date: Saturday, October 20, 11am-11pm
Location Name: Readywipe Gallery
Address: 532 Main Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: gatewaycityarts.com

Join us for a day of Czech Cuisine, History, Culture, and Art! Czechtoberfest is a tradition at Gateway City Arts. It signifies the welcoming of fall through the celebration of cuisine and Czech culture! Come out to Holyoke for this day-long event!

Contact: cait@gatewaycityarts.com

 

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

 

Detour

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 22, 2018
End Date: October 28, 2018
Location Name: Race Street Gallery
Hours: Sat-Sun 1-4pm
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke

Featuring 20+ artists from around the Region.

 

Uncommon Merits & Awards

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 6, 2018
End Date: October 24, 2018
Location Name: Taber Art Gallery, Holyoke Community College
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-6pm
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: thetaberartgallery.blogspot.com

We all know it is standard to win prizes for anything from best in show to a commendation for valor on the battlefield. But what about the many non-traditional milestones that may go unrecognized? In this exhibition, 18 New England artists have created work in both 2D and 3D applications, inventing ways to give recognition for activities and behaviors that may have heretofore gone unnoticed.

Contact: 413-552-2614

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Jeff Gola Solo Exhibition

Artist: Jeff Gola
Start Date: October 17, 2018
End Date: November 17, 2018
Reception Date: October 20, 5-7pm
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

 

Re-Membering: Of Things Lost and Found

Artists: Martha Johnson, Sig Feller
Start Date: October 28, 2018
End Date: November 3, 2018
Reception Date: October 28
Location Name: Lyman Hall, First Churches
Hours: check website for hours
Address: 1 Center Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.artandsoulwm.org/re-membering-of-things-lost-and-found-installation.html

This popup series of events celebrates the theme of Legacy, taking place during threshold times in Mexican culture, and in Protestant, Catholic and nature-based spiritualities where the lines between living and dying are blurred. Things that were once lost are found again. The installation features two area artists: Martha Johnson, whose collages sat in a closet for 15 years, and Sig Feller's pottery and woodworking, which were posthumously rediscovered in a basement by his son after his death.

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

 

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

 

Reflections: New Work by Neil Waldman

Artist: Neil Waldman
Start Date: October 1, 2018
End Date: October 31, 2018
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: RMichelson.com

An exhibition of new works by Neil Waldman. With each series, the artist reinvents himself, stylistically. This collection of both watercolor and oil paintings returns to a common theme, reflection. For those who have followed Neil's career, the exploration of reflected landscapes and lone boats on the water may be familiar, but each new piece has an individual voice and identity all to its own.

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

 

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

 

HOWL

Artist: Nick Osetek
Start Date: October 12, 2018
End Date: November 5, 2018
Location Name: The Dirty Truth Beerhall
Address: 29 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nickosetek.com

A selection of work that I created for my senior undergrad show upon graduating from Appalachian State. The imagery was conceived while exploring new territory in alternative dark-room photography and printmaking and was influenced by the dilution of light and dark that coincides with the effects of having a bipolar disorder. All of the works are original, hand-pulled prints created with traditional techniques in woodblock and intaglio printmaking.

Contact: Nick Osetek
nickosetek@yahoo.com
214-709-7153

 

Chasing the Light

Artists: Caroline Jennings, Marjorie Portnow
Start Date: October 4, 2018
End Date: October 29, 2018
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Side by Side

Artist: Linda Batchelor
Start Date: October 4, 2018
End Date: October 28, 2018
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

Linda creates colorful jazzy pieces using monotype process of collage materials and the backgrounds. This medium is well suited to explorations in color and pattern and emotional harmonies. She has been awarded the National Association of Women Artists.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

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.

 

Variations on a Theme

Artist: Anne LaPrade Seuthe
Start Date: October 2, 2018
End Date: October 30, 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

A range of paintings that depict various aspects of the landscape of Western, MA. She uses a limited palette, and simplified compositions that run the gamut from representational to abstraction.

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

 

Anne-Marie Taylor

Artist: Anne-Marie Taylor
Start Date: October 2, 2018
End Date: October 30, 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

Art and life are inseparable. For me both have become a quest. My first memory in life is of drawing a picture. But, like so many, I was discouraged from studying because representational art was supposed to be dead. Instead, I got an M.A. in French and a Ph.D. in History, taught (French in the U.S. and English in France), wrote (Young Charles Sumner, UMass Press, 2001), was a caregiver -- and dreamt desperately of more time to draw as my world became increasingly empty and unbalanced.

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

 

The Space Between Two: Zea Mays Printmaking Biennial

Start Date: October 5, 2018
End Date: November 4, 2018
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

This exhibition explores The Space between Two through the medium of printmaking and takes many forms: prints, books, sculpture, textiles and video. Several pieces are large and hang from the ceiling--or are built as boats and the prints are the "skin" of the boat. Other prints are long and sculptural, presented in book form or in video. All of the prints are hand-pulled and created using non-toxic approaches to printmaking.

Contact: Liz Chalfin
Liz@zeamaysprintmaking.org
413-584-1783

 

Vantage Points - A Search for Understanding

Artist: Amanda Case Millis
Start Date: October 3, 2018
End Date: October 31, 2018
Location Name: Oresman Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/art

In her first solo show, Amanda Case Millis investigates and interprets the world around her. Her work is painted from observation -- largely in nature across the United States, from Massachusetts to Oregon's Great Basin. Asked about her work, Amanda says that she synthesizes the transitory impressions of light in nature and records her emotional response into a painted repository.

 

Pioneer Valley Weavers Exhibit

Artists: Pioneer Valley Weavers Guild
Start Date: October 1, 2018
End Date: October 31, 2018
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: pioneervalleyweavers.org

Handwoven items include scarves, shawls, jackets, table linens, rugs, and jewelry. Some items are for sale. The Guild has met in Northampton for more than 40 years and includes over 50 weavers with varying levels of experience and expertise. Enter the hospital's Main Entrance, proceed to the end of the wide hall, then continue to the right of the staircase.

Contact: Kate Jenkins
kate@thejenkins.org
413-348-7503

 

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

 

See and Rejoice

Artist: Ruth G. Rinard
Start Date: September 1, 2018
End Date: October 31, 2018
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

In dark and lonely times, our eyes often take us beyond our skin. We are able to see more deeply, sometimes with mystery and awe, and even a special joy. As you look may you see and rejoice. Rinard uses pastels to reveal what the special things she sees in lines, edges, values, color and shapes as she moves between a visual and emotional response to the world.

Contact: Ruth G.Rinard
rinards@rinard.net
413-256-8619

 

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

 

Marilyn Cavallari

Artist: Marilyn Cavallari
Start Date: August 10, 2018
End Date: October 31, 2018
Location Name: CLICK
Address: 9 1/2 Market Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.clickworkspace.org/events/ano-aug-2018

Simplistic is the word I would use to describe my style of art. My simplicity is extreme. In a brief moment you can see the entire image without any distractions. It is direct and profound while being very minimal. I use true colors that are bright and happy, yet when everyone views my paintings their comments are often that my work is very calming. In my landscapes the grass, the trees and the light source are the perfection of a Spring Day. www.marilyncavallari.com

 

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

STEAM-Y ART & SCIENCE

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 20, 2018
End Date: November 11, 2018
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Hours: Fri-Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

Art inspired by and incorporating the sciences with related educational STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities including vintage quack science objects, demos. A workshop Nov 3, 10am-3pm, by Kathy Johnson on Embroidered Rusty Fabric. See website for details.

Contact: Marge
margedvaa@comcast.com
860-287-7400

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Paper Mosaic

Artist: Jen Luck Hale
Start Date: October 2, 2018
End Date: October 29, 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

The artist is mounting small paper cuts on magnetic panels to be displayed across a wall on magnet boards as a long mosaic. Some areas will be designed to be interactive, with viewers invited to move and re-configure the pieces.

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

 

Works on Paper

Artist: E. Joseph McCarthy
Start Date: August 31, 2018
End Date: October 28, 2018
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

Joe has made the exciting discovery that he can take his oil paints from canvas to paper. All these pieces are oil paintings, created on large sheets of rag paper. They are quite wonderful: luminous yellows, oranges, reds, and balanced with cool blues, greens and purples, all edged in softness. The vertical structures of his earlier "Cityscape" series have been boiled down to their essential elements as they float in a sea of warm colors and movement.

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

 

Stream of Consciousness: Paintings by Petula Bloomfield

Artist: Petula Bloomfield
Start Date: August 31, 2018
End Date: October 28, 2018
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

Bloomfield's Stream of Consciousness transports you to a world where intuition is in the driver's seat. Dream-like spaces invite the viewer along on the artist's inner journey. Little is provided by Bloomfield in the way of explaining her boldly patterned and brightly colored world. She wants to favor the opinion of the viewer. Bloomfield is "more intrigued to know how a viewer might see the painting rather than to offer any statement of intent. My hope is that you enjoy what you see."

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

 

South Deerfield Exhibits/Events

6th Annual Cheap Art Show

Date: October 28, 2-5pm
Location Name: Polish American Citizens Club
Address: 46 South Main Street
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.facebook.com/events/504154680051265

We believe in the Bread and Puppets manifesto that art is necessary for survival, and that offering great art at low rates can encourage those who do not have a large budget for art, can still have exquisite pieces to encourage and inspire them. All the art is under $15, but more than that, half the money raised goes to the artists, and the other half is used to support art and culture in the Deerfield area. C3 doesn't keep any of the profit!

 

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
Reception Date: October 18
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

Collages & Legacies

Artists: Frank Frazier, Dindga McCannon
Start Date: September 7, 2018
End Date: October 19, 2018
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 11am-3pm
Address: Tower Square, 2nd Floor, 1500 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.art4thesoul.org

Contact: artforthesoulgallery@gmail.com
413-301-6314

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

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

Painting with Paper

Artist: Laura Stein
Start Date: September 5, 2018
End Date: October 19, 2018
Location Name: Arno Maris Gallery, Ely Campus Center
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 11am-3pm
Address: Westfield State University
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfield.ma.edu/marisgallery

"I draw with paper, using lines from different sources," Stein explained about her work. "Usually, I make a pencil drawing first. I fit together bits of printed diagrams, map lines, or repurposed drawings to create a work of lines that come together as a whole drawing."

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

 

Westhampton Exhibits/Events

Westhampton Open Studio Tour

Date: October 27 & 28, 2-5pm
Location Name: various locations
City/Town: Westhampton

Three of the town's artists will have their studios open to the public the weekend of October 27th and 28th. Jacqueline Brodeur, along with her husband, John Robinson, will show their recent paintings at Twin Willow Farm Studio at 136 North Road. Mary Montague will feature her pastel paintings at her Bridgmont Farm Studio at 71 Chesterfield Road. The studios will be open both days from 2-5PM and are located within two miles of each other. Refreshments will be served at both locations.

 

Craft Fairs & Pop-up Shops

World Language Club 3rd Annual Craft Fair

Date: Saturday, October 27, 9am-3:30pm
Location Name: Easthampton High School
Address: 70 Williston Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/easthamptonschools

A fundraiser to help with the cost of travel for students who are traveling to Guatemala and Belize in April 2019. It also helps fund the travel scholarship awarded yearly to a senior. Join us, there will be over 85 local crafters/vendors, food, raffles and live entertainment by local band "AcousticcA" and students. See you there!

Contact: Toni Mango
amango@epsd.us
413-529-1585

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

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

 

Caught In A Fantasy

Sponsoring Group Name: Cider House Media / #LOCAL - a Gallery with a Twist
Deadline: October 20
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton

All media 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 that express or show elements of fantasy/fantasy world - whimsy, other worlds, make-believe, dreamlands, alice-in-Wonderland-like, and imagination. Email 1-4 images with title, dimensions, medium. If you have a short description of the piece(s) please include (not mandatory). Show dates: November 10 - December 2.

Contact: Elizabeth Appelquist
elizabeth@ciderhouse.media

 

RED DOT DASH Benefit Exhibition

Sponsoring Group Name: The ArtSalon
Deadline: November 4
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.theartsalon.com/red-dot-dash

The ArtSalon seeks 10x10" works on paper, canvas or board UNFRAMED for its First Annual RED DOT DASH Benefit Exhibition at the new 33 Hawley Street, Northampton, on Friday, November 9, 6-9pm. Established and emerging artists over 18 may submit ONE artwork to sell for ONLY $88 EACH. Each piece is exhibited ANONYMOUSLY and is offered on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. 50% of a sale goes to the artist, 50% to fund ArtSalon honorariums. More info on website.

Contact: Donnabelle Casis
valleyartsalon@gmail.com

 

Seasonal Holiday Shop in downtown Northampton

Deadline: October 31
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton

Call to local & regional makers/artisans to participate in seasonal holiday shop located in downtown Northampton. Shop opens November 15th. We are looking for well-crafted work in most mediums that will fit well in a retail holiday shop. We want to provide local makers a highly visible, professional & well marketed brick & mortar outlet. One of our goals is to create a new model where the artist/maker retains most of the proceeds from their work. Please contact us for more details. We will be looking at work through the month of October.

Contact: revisions2@verizon.net

 

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

 

Artists/Crafters/Vendors wanted for Annual Holiday Bazaar

Sponsoring Group Name: South Congregational Church
Deadline: November 2
Submission Fees: 8' table $15
City/Town: Springfield

Artists/Crafters/Vendors Wanted for the Annual Holiday Bazaar at South Congregational Church, 45 Maple Street, Springfield. Sunday, November 11th, 9am-2pm. 8 foot table - set-up at 8AM - $15.

Contact: janicehills110@gmail.com
413-207-1060

 

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

 

The Burnett Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: The Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library
Deadline: October 16
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. Individuals or groups from Amherst and the surrounding towns may submit an application online or print and complete an application to be mailed to the library. Both application methods can be found on the Jones Library website.

Contact: Elisa Campbell
elisa.campbell@umass.edu

 

10th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Deadline: October 13-27
Submission Fees: $25 per entry by October 13th, $30 after
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

Multiple Entries per Category Allowed of original art only. Fee applies to each entry. Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media (pencil drawing, charcoals, pen and inks, block prints, collage, encaustics, fiber art). Download Prospectus/Entry form on website. Show Dates: October 29 - November 30, 2018.

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

 

Classes & Workshops

Cycle Sampler Classes for Lil' Ones and Adults & Sculpting Saturdays

Date & Time: Fridays & Saturdays, October 19 - November 10
Fee: $40-45 per class
Class Location: CyclePottery
Address: 42 Maple Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.cyclepottery.net

Not ready to commit to a class? Try your hands at the Potter's Wheel with other adults, or share special time with your little one and hand build a unique ceramic piece and feel the clay on the wheel during a one-time class. Drop-in Sculpting Saturdays are also a relaxing way to start your weekend! 1.5 - 2 hour classes.

Contact: Kathryn Kothe Roszko
cyclepottery01062@gmail.com
413-219-9594

 

Adult Wheel Throwing Classes for All Levels

Date & Time: October 30 - December 14 (open enrollment through 2nd class)
Fee: $260-290
Class Location: CyclePottery
Address: 42 Maple Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.cyclepottery.net/classes

A 6-week session to try wheel throwing for the first time or continue working on your skills with Master Potter Andrew Quient, studio owner Kathryn Kothe Roszko, or professional potter & certified teacher Liz Fieldsteel. Benefit from a shared learning environment with professional & talented potters working alongside you! Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 6:15-8:45pm with Andy Quient or Liz Fieldsteel; Fridays 10am-12:30pm w/Kathryn Kothe Roszko, all with Open Studio time on Sundays 10am-2pm.

Contact: Kathryn Kothe Roszko
cyclepottery01062@gmail.com
413-219-9594

 

Watercolor for Beginners with Susan Harris

Date & Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm, October 16-25
Fee: $125 Non-Member/ $100 Member
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

This new class format provides the beginner with continued lessons in watercolor in addition to drawing landscape and composition in order to complete a painting from start to finish. First session includes the completion of the drawing to be painted. If you wish to attend all sessions but would rather the sketch be provided, please indicate when you sign up and the sketch will be provided. This photo is the subject matter for the painting. All materials are included.

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

 

Alla Prima Workshop with Eliza Moser

Date & Time: November 6-7, 6-9pm
Fee: $125 Non-Member/ $100 Member
Class Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org

Learn the fundamental of "All-Prima" (at first attempt) painting. This method, often used by Sargent and Zorn, is the art of creating a painting with only one layer of paint allowing for fresh brush strokes and brighter colors. This is an excellent workshop for anyone who wants to gain confidence with a brush.

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

 

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

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-8:30pm, November 7 - December 19
Fee: $400
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Norseman A.V.
Address: 71 Bradford Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

The human figure is one of the most enduring themes in the visual arts. Part I covers the skeleton, torso, arms, and legs. This workshop provides a variety of approaches to better comprehend these forms, you will build your knowledge of the human form and greatly improve your figure drawing. Class size is limited to guarantee personalized instruction. Artists will work from a live model at each session, alternating male and female subjects. All levels welcome.

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

 

Ink Transfer Workshop with Anja Schutz

Date & Time: Saturday, October 27, 11am-3pm
Fee: $45
Class Location: The Greenfield Gallery
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: bit.ly/AnjaWorkshop

Learn how to easily create your own transfer images to take your photographs in a creative new direction. Bring laser jet print-outs of the images you would like to use. All other supplies will be on hand. Schütz warns that the process requires the use of wintergreen oil, which is highly fragrant. People with extreme fragrance intolerance should not take part. Register at the Greenfield Gallery or online.

 

Hand-Building for All Levels with Tiffany Hilton

Date & Time: 6-8:30pm, Oct 18 - Dec 6 (No Class Nov 22)
Fee: $285
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: tiffanyhilton.com/classes

We will explore multiple construction methods and surface techniques for a variety of projects such as cups, bowls, plates, trays, planters, vases, wall pieces, sculpture... or whatever you can dream up! Plus, it's the perfect time of year to make some handmade holiday gifts. All levels of experience, beginners welcome.

Contact: Tiffany Hilton
high_fired@hotmail.com
413-824-6506

 

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

 

Introduction to the Art of Drawing Part II with Barbara Johnson

Date & Time: Fridays, 9:30am-12pm, October 19 - November 30
Fee: $390
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

This workshop continues the basic form-building skills covered in Part I, with an even more in-depth deciphering of the role of the mark in drawing. Artists will explore new approaches to those still essential elements: Space, scale, surface, materials, mark making, and composition. Through a series of organized exercises using both traditional and non-traditional tools and surfaces, participants will discover more creative possibilities.

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

 

Introductory Workshop: Taproot Studio Group - Community, Freedom, Inspiration

Date & Time: October 16, 9:30am-12:30pm
Fee: $45
Organization: Val Gilman at Taproot Arts and Insight
Class Location: Wellspring Group Room
Address: 104 Russell Street
City/Town: Hadley
Website: taprootartsinsight.com/studio-groups.html

If it is hard to give yourself permission to do your creative work, this workshop is just the thing to open up the nourishing space of creative play. Dive into your own visual voice in a new way, re-energize your sense of play and exploration, and feel connected and nourished in a community of artists. Bring your favorite art materials and let yourself be inspired and supported in community of makers. This will give you a taste of the Taproot Studio Group which begins the following week.

Contact: Valerie Gilman
val@taprootartsinsight.com
814-282-0545

 

Taproot Studio Group

Date & Time: 9:30am-12:30pm, October 23 - December 11
Fee: $310
Organization: Val Gilman at Taproot Arts and Insight
Class Location: Wellspring Group Room
Address: 104 Russell Street
City/Town: Hadley
Website: taprootartsinsight.com/studio-groups.html

Imagine the sense of inspiration, community and freedom that you feel as you settle into the studio room with a bunch of other women- each setting up with her own materials. In this weekly group you will dive into your own visual voice in a new way, re-energize your sense of play and exploration, and feel connected and nourished in a community of artists. Bring your favorite art materials and let yourself be inspired by a different prompt each week.

Contact: Valerie Gilman
val@taprootartsinsight.com
814-282-0545

 

Stained Glass Workshop / Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Sunday, October 28, 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. Other dates for the same class: Nov 4, Jan 20.

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 7, 9:30am-3pm
Fee: $155 includes all materials
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.

 

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

Holyoke: studio at Paper City Studios

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

$380 per month + heat. The available studio is on the 2nd floor, has 2 rooms and a slop sink. Bathroom and sink are located just outside the studio. Rooms are 10x15 and 14x18 with two windows facing the canal.

Contact: brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

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