The Valley Arts Newsletter is an email newsletter published on Tuesdays with news about art shows and events, calls for artists and opportunities, art class announcements, and studio availabilities. The information is submitted by our readers and is focused on the visual arts in the Pioneer Valley area. See the Submissions page for details about submitting your listing.

 

This Week's Newsletter: May 23, 2017

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
May 23, 2017
Issue #455

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Featured Listings:

Paradise City Arts Festival

Start Date: May 27, 2017
End Date: May 29, 2017
Location Name: Indoors and under tents at the Three County Fairgrounds
Hours: Sat-Sun 10am-6pm, Memorial Day: 10am–4pm
Address: Old Ferry Road at Rt. 9
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.paradisecityarts.com

A world-class arts festival right in the cultural heart of New England. 250 juried painters, sculptors and fine craft makers from every corner of America descend upon Northampton for three days of astounding visual arts, eye-popping design, scrumptious food, fabulous live music and great fun. Featuring the themed exhibit "Birds of Paradise", talks and demonstrations, a silent art silent auction to benefit the International Language Institute and a Sculpture Promenade.

Contact: Katherine Sanderson
info@paradisecityarts.com
800-511-9725

 

Art Stop(s)

Sponsoring Group Name: Springfield Central Cultural District
Submission Due Date: June 30, 2017
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldculture.org/artistresources

The Springfield Central Cultural District (SCCD) has issued a Call to Artists for an opportunity in Downtown Springfield. The SCCD is searching for artists to host a solo show in their Art Stop pop-up gallery program and sell their work in one of 3 locations – New England Public Radio (NEPR), UMass Springfield, and 1550 Main. All art will be listed for sale during the display period, with no commission taken. A stipend of $200 will be awarded to chosen artists alongside marketing and reception.

Contact: Morgan Drewniany
morgan@springfieldculture.org
413-454-1195

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Haiku Art

Artist: Alison Johnson
Start Date: May 1, 2017
End Date: May 31, 2017
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org

The unique art of Feeding Hills resident, Alison Johnson. Haiku Art is a series of haiku poems by Ms. Johnson. Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry consisting of 3 lines. The first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables, and the third line has 5 syllables. Haikus generally relate to nature or the human condition. Alison has displayed her poetry on a collage silhouette that reflects each poem. The text background is from old history books, giving an added layer of depth to each piece.

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

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Cherry Press Trio

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 4, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2017
Reception Date: June 1, 5-8pm
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst

Explorations in contemporary printmaking, including woodcuts, etchings, monotypes, collagraphs, traditional stone and polyester plate lithography and a revolutionary new technique that was invented here in the Pioneer Valley: non-toxic, Century Plate Lithography. Cherry Press Printmaking Workshop members: Randy LeSage, Kathy Murray & Director, Corinne Rhodes.

 

Secret Garden

Artist: Ali Moshiri
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: July 1, 2017
Reception Date: June 1, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10-6, Thur 10-8, Sat 10-4
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Oil paintings created between 2010 to 2017, representing various interpretations of nature and the natural world. His continued experiments in the expression and abstraction of nature ensure his work is always fresh and vibrant.

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

 

BLOOM! encore

Artists: Nancy Meagher, Tom Morton
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: July 1, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, June 1, 5-8pm
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Gallery A3 welcomes the beginning of summer with Bloom! Vintage mosaics and vibrant oil paintings by Nancy Meagher and Tom Morton. On Friday, June 16 at 7:30pm, the artists welcome the public to a Bloomsday celebration.

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

 

Fine Art Images to Live With: The Photography of Jim Gambaro

Artist: Jim Gambaro
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2017
Reception Date: June 1, 5-8pm
Location Name: Burnett Gallery, Jones Library
Hours: regular library hours
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: jimgambarophotography.zenfolio.com

This retrospective includes both representational and more abstract imagery. Gambaro's wanderlust has taken him from the most northern reaches of our planet, the Svalbard Archipelago, where he captured images of polar bears, to the most southern, the Antarctic peninsula, represented by penguins. But he has also recorded beauty much closer to home in the Berkshires and the Quabbin Reservoir. Several pieces from his recent exploration of the Western canyons will be shown here for the first time.

Contact: Jim Gambaro
jim@jimgambarophotography.com
413-323-5117

 

ArtSalon in Amherst

Artists: Daniel Schrade, Ellen Grobman, Jieun Shin, Cullen Washington, Kathy Couch
Date: Thursday, May 25, 6:30-8:30pm
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst, 151 President's 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 (pronounced peh-chak-cha) of 20 slides x 20 seconds each. This program is supported in part by The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts and Fierst, Kane and Bloomberg.

Contact: Fafnir Adamites
valleyartsalon@gmail.com

 

Portraits of my Family

Artist: Therese Legere
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2017
Location Name: Visitors Information Center
Address: 35 South Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartamerica.com/artists/therese+legere

Creating a portrait is an act of love and discipline. For Therese Legere, a good portrait is a combination of accurate proportions, personal expression, and above all the feeling of depth and soul that emerges from the eyes. Due to the amount of time and dedication involved in painting a portrait Legere mostly uses her family as subjects. Portraits become a way for her to explore herself, to heal the past, to connect deeper with a parent that has left, and to remember the joys of childhood.

 

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

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

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

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

 

Strength: 2nd Biennial Juried Photography Show

Start Date: April 6, 2017
End Date: May 27, 2017
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10-6, Thur 10-8, Sat 10-4
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com

Strength. Inner or physical. Actual or symbolic. What does strength mean to you? Thirty-four photographers answer this question. Juried for First, Second, and Third place awards by three nationally recognized photography experts: Stephen Petegorsky, Stacy Waldman, and Frank Ward.

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

 

The Horse Show

Artist: Bella Halsted
Start Date: May 4, 2017
End Date: July 28, 2017
Reception Date: June 1, 5-7pm
Location Name: The Hall Gallery, JCA (Jewish Community of Amherst)
Hours: Tues & Fri, 10am-4pm, or by appt
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

Bella Halsted's HORSE SHOW will celebrate its second month on June 1st as part of Amherst Arts Night Out, 5-7pm. This reception will include a get-together at 6:30. CONVERSATION with the ARTIST: How the Journey with Horses evolved and where it's going, What do we bring to our paintings to give them life? Where do we go from here?

Contact: bella@crocker.com

 

Amherst: The Beauty Around Us

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 2, 2017
End Date: May 30, 2017
Location Name: Burnett Gallery, Jones Library
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.joneslibrary.org

Thirteen members of the Amherst Plein Air Society exhibit their work. Scenes of local beauty in and around Amherst in a variety of media. Most paintings are for sale and a percentage of each sale goes to support the Library.

Contact: Fran Corriveau
francorriveau@gmail.com

 

Transformation

Artist: Sue Katz
Start Date: May 4, 2017
End Date: May 27, 2017
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

An exhibit of new work by Gallery A3 artist Sue Katz. This one-woman show features mixed media wall pieces combining encaustic paint, found metal, and wood objects. There will be an Art Forum at 7:30pm on May 18. All events are free and open to the public.

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

 

Recent Work by the Fiberistas

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 1, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2017
Location Name: Greenfield-Northampton Cooperative Bank
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 253 Triangle Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fiberistas.com

Eight Western MA fiber artists, display wearable, decorative, and sculptural pieces in several media including quilting, weaving, felting, dyeing, fabric manipulation, and collage. The exhibit includes a collaborative piece entitled "De-Coated", in which members deconstructed an actual coat and reconstructed its components in their individual artistic styles. Group members are Nina Compagnon, Sally Dillon, Rebecca Fricke, Martha May, Martha Robinson, Flo Rosenstock and Nancy Young.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
florosenstock@hotmail.com
413 256-1840

 

Ashfield Exhibits/Events

The Listening Ear

Artist: Christian McEwen
Date: Saturday, May 27, 9am-1pm
Location Name: Ashfield Farmers Market
Address: Ashfield Town Common
City/Town: Ashfield

On 5/27, 6/10, and 6/17, Christian McEwen will erect a small portable booth and giant papier-mache ear on the Ashfield Town Common, offering "open listening sessions" to anyone who'd like to share their story. All are welcome. No recordings will be made, though Christian will keep a record of those who want to share their names in case they'd like to continue the conversation.

Contact: Christian McEwen
christianmcewen@aol.com
413-584-2930

 

Colrain Exhibits/Events

Exploded View: River

Artists: Exploded View
Date: Sunday, May 28, 1-3pm
Location Name: Arthur A. Smith Covered Bridge
Address: Lyonsville Road
City/Town: Colrain

The River Cube is designed to get visitors to consider their relationship to the river by presenting information and posing questions. The public may participate by leaving their impressions, stories and reflections. Local poets, including Colrain's own Dennis Piana, 2016 Poet's Seat Prize adult winner, will give informal readings, and there will be photo opportunities with Annie Adromous, the Fish Woman, and a Waterwall. To learn more about Exploded View, visit their Facebook page @explodedviewMA.

Contact: Trish Crapo
tcrapo@mac.com
413-834-7934

 

Deerfield Exhibits/Events

Digital Prints

Artist: Peter Kemble
Start Date: May 7, 2017
End Date: June 12, 2017
Location Name: von Auersperg Art Gallery, Deerfield Academy
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-4pm
Address: 7 Boyden Lane
City/Town: Deerfield
Website: deerfield.edu/arts/facilities-and-equipment/von-auersperg-art-gallery/

Contact: Lydia Hemphill
lhemphill@deerfield.edu
413-772-0241

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

A New City: Easthampton, Mass

Artist: Henry Amistadi
Start Date: May 4, 2017
End Date: May 31, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, May 25, 6pm
Location Name: MAP Gallery, Suite 137, Eastworks
Hours:Wed 12-5pm, Fri 12-5pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.henryamistadi.com/newcity

A multimedia documentary project focusing on the mills and mill-workers housing neighborhoods of Easthampton. New City tracks the progress of a former manufacturing town as it moves forward in contemporary society. Combining new multimedia content and archival media, New City presents a view of contemporary Easthampton within the context of its rich historical past. Closing reception, May 25th, 6pm featuring New City Radio at 6:30.

Contact: Henry Amistadi
henryamistadi@gmail.com
978-727-5279

 

Long Days, Long Nights, Swim Often

Artist: Hannah Hurricane Sanchez
Start Date: May 9, 2017
End Date: May 30, 2017
Location Name: Easthampton City Arts, at Old Town Hall
Hours: Tue 12-5pm, Thur 12-7pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.Hannahhurricane.com

A collection of prints, drawings, and paintings by Hannah Hurricane Sanchez created during the transitionary period of becoming a mother. A cast of angels, super-heroines, stay-at-home moms, career women, and women adventurers navigate social roles, natural and spiritual ecosystems, and the distractions/freedoms of our current society.

Contact: Hannah Sanchez
hannahham@gmail.com
512-964 0329

 

2017 EHS Arts Festival

Start Date: May 13, 2017
End Date: May 28, 2017
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com

10th Annual exhibit by high school students from the classes of Ms Claveloux and Ms Davis, including selected work framed by the students themselves.

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

 

New England Views: Landscapes and Seascapes

Artist: Richard Nowak
Start Date: May 2, 2017
End Date: May 26, 2017
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Richard Nowak paints New England landscapes, harbor scenes and gardens in an impasto impressionist style utilizing a combination of brush work and painting knives and is known for his textured application of paint and high-keyed colors. Working on location and from photographs he allows the paint strokes to convey the feeling of joy that the act of painting inspires in him. Local gardens such as Stanley Park, Amelia Park and Grandmother's Garden in Westfield are a constant source of inspiration.

Contact: Kathy Maloney
kmaloney@lathrop.kendal.org
413-586-0006

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Northampton Public Schools' K-8 Art Exhibit

Artists: Students in all four elementary and middle schools
Start Date: May 12, 2017
End Date: June 2, 2017
Location Name: JFK Middle School
Address: 100 Bridge Road
City/Town: Florence

Contact: Brenda Lilly
teachartforever@gmail.com
413-768-7979

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Some Things Are Just Beautiful

Artist: Trish Crapo
Start Date: May 8, 2017
End Date: June 2, 2017
Location Name: Artspace Greenfield
Hours: Mon-Fri 12-2:30pm & 4-6pm, and by appt
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Trish Crapo is a writer and photographer who lives in Leyden. She's worked and played with both words and images since she was a girl. After a long hiatus from high school and college darkrooms, she began taking photography seriously again in 2007, when she attended Hallmark Institute of Photography. The images in Some Things Are Just Beautiful are acknowledgements that sometimes beauty surprises us where we least expect it. The world is imperfect and varied, and that's magnificent.

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

 

Landscapes & Seascapes

Artist: Roy A. Schonbrun
Start Date: May 5, 2017
End Date: May 27, 2017
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: www.facebook.com/events/420313508354933/

The Greenfield Gallery is proud to present local oil painter Roy A. Schonbrun, with his show, Landscapes & Seascapes. Lose yourself in Roy's captivating imagery of beautiful scenes.

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

 

Anja Schutz

Artist: Anja Schutz
Start Date: March 7, 2017
End Date: May 31, 2017
Location Name: Hope & Olive Restaurant
Hours: 10am-2pm & 5-8pm, closed Mondays
Address: 44 Hope Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.anjaschutz.com

Prints of work from different disciplines: Portraiture, Still Life, Pet Portraits, Landscapes.

Contact: Anja Schutz
anja@anjaschutz.com

 

Hampden Exhibits/Events

It's a Spring Art Thing

Artists: Scantic River Artisans
Start Date: April 29, 2017
End Date: June 9, 2017
Location Name: Hampden Senior Center Building
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Address: 104 Allen St Street
City/Town: Hampden
Website: www.scanticriverartisans.org

Beautiful setting, plenty of free parking. It's the perfect opportunity to purchase a piece of art for those special people in your life.

Contact: Nan Hurlburt
nanhurlburt50@gmail.com
413-205-7985

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

The Art of Steven Huerta

Artist: Steven Huerta
Start Date: June 5, 2017
End Date: June 29, 2017
Reception Date: Monday, June 5, 6-8pm
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.Wistariahurst.org

A show of works whose inspiration has been drawn from the experiences and stories of his family, who journeyed from Mexico to California. During the reception Mayor Morse will present citations for two honorees in the City who have made contributions to the community as immigrants and State Representative Aaron Vega will speak on the importance of Holyoke continuing to be a safe and welcoming community for all people. Live classical guitar music by Malgorzata Lach.

Contact: Kate Preissler
preisslerk@holyoke.org
413-322-5660

 

Holyoke Arts League Annual Wistariahurst Show

Artists: Holyoke Arts League
Start Date: April 28, 2017
End Date: May 28, 2017
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.facebook.com/events/423891598003462/

During the month of May, the Wistariahurst Museum will host an exhibition of artwork by members of the Holyoke League of Arts and Crafts (HAL). Throughout the month of May, the exhibition may be viewed during the museum's open hours: Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 12-4 pm. The fee to view the exhibit is $3 per person.

Contact: Elizabeth Popolo
holyokeartsleague@gmail.com
978-505-1744

 

Pat. Pend.

Artist: Bruce Fowler
Start Date: March 31, 2017
End Date: May 27, 2017
Location Name: Paper City Studios
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: papercitystudios.wordpress.com

A solo show of new work.

Contact: brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Annual Open Studio and Gallery Show

Artist: Susan Valentine
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: July 2, 2017
Reception Date: June 11, 4-6pm
Location Name: Leverett Crafts and Arts
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.susanvalentineart.com

Oil paintings by Leverett Crafts & Arts resident, Susan Valentine. Among this year's exhibit are two bodies of work completed this year: Keeping Our Heads Above Water, which depicts images of Leverett Pond. Also, the series of tiny paintings, "Teetering", a study in balance, makes its premier. Paintings range from 5x7" to 108x72".

Contact: Susan Valentine
susanvalentineart@gmail.com
413-547-1172

 

Framing Faces

Artist: Kate Troast
Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: May 23, 2017
Location Name: Leverett Crafts and Arts
Hours: Sat-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.barnesgallery.org

A year long exploration of oil painting and faces by Kate Troast of Amherst.

Contact: barnesgallery@gmail.com

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

New Americans

Artists: Teen Advocacy Group at Northampton High School
Start Date: June 2, 2017
End Date: June 29, 2017
Reception Date: Monday, June 12, 5-7pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Through interviews, photographs, and portraits, we share the immigration experiences of American immigrants, refugees, and citizens. We explore the significance of Northampton's designation as a sanctuary city with advocates and public officials and the impact of local and national policy on our documented and undocumented community members.

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

 

Paintings & Photographs

Artists: Jan Ruby-Crystal, Ellen Augarten
Start Date: June 2, 2017
End Date: June 29, 2017
Reception Date: Monday, June 12, 5-7pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

As two dedicated and practicing artists, we have grown from each other's creative work. For this exhibit our work is driven by light, shadows, nature and most recently, fences. Our exhibit will include mixed media, two and three-dimensional work by Jan, a set of photographic prints by Ellen, and several collaborative pieces.

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

 

Cuba in Transition: Narrative and Perspective

Artist: Mark Guglielmo
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: June 25, 2017
Reception Date: Friday, June 9, 5-9pm
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

An homage to Cuba at this historic moment with large-scale photo-collages, interviews, and field recordings he created on three recent trips to the island. Curated by Waleska Santiago-Centeno, the exhibit travels to Cienfuegos and Trinidad, Cuba in February 2018. Up to 15 feet long, each piece is handmade by taping together thousands of 4x6" photos. Neither a computer nor Photoshop are used. Diverse Cuban perspectives are presented on mp3 players. Special guest DJ Bongohead at June 9th reception.

Contact: Mark Guglielmo
info@markguglielmo.com
413-586-5553

 

In the Sandbox: New Paintings, Collages, and Mixed Media

Artist: Linda Batchelor
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: June 25, 2017
Reception Date: June 9, 5-8pm
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Diverse work ranging from collages and monotypes to oil and acrylic paintings as well as mixed media. The images are both figurative and abstract; sometimes playing off of older images that are reworked in a different style and medium. "In this way I hope to hold onto the playful nature that suits my intuitive method of working." Image: "Tuxedo", mixed media on panel, 18" x 18"

Contact: Linda Batchelor
lindabatchelor@gmail.com
413-586-8249

 

Paradise City Arts Festival

Start Date: May 27, 2017
End Date: May 29, 2017
Location Name: Indoors and under tents at the Three County Fairgrounds
Hours: Sat-Sun 10am-6pm, Memorial Day: 10am–4pm
Address: Old Ferry Road at Rt. 9
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.paradisecityarts.com

A world-class arts festival right in the cultural heart of New England. 250 juried painters, sculptors and fine craft makers from every corner of America descend upon Northampton for three days of astounding visual arts, eye-popping design, scrumptious food, fabulous live music and great fun. Featuring the themed exhibit "Birds of Paradise", talks and demonstrations, a silent art silent auction to benefit the International Language Institute and a Sculpture Promenade.

Contact: Katherine Sanderson
info@paradisecityarts.com
800-511-9725

 

Conversations: Movement Over Time

Artists: Lisa Smith, K Staelin
Start Date: May 17, 2017
End Date: May 31, 2017
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Hillyer Department of Art
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College, 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton

Meeting at Smith College, Lisa Smith and Katharine Staelin have shared artistic conversation for over 30 years. The artworks in this exhibition capture this extended dialogue and explore the dynamism of how we perceive and interact with objects. A collaborative wallpaper pattern incorporates photos of favorite items from each other's homes. The collaged images simultaneously convey differences in environments, shared aesthetic sensibilities, and offer complementary visions that extend each other.

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

 

Laws Change. People Die. The Land Remains.

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 12, 2017
End Date: June 4, 2017
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historicnorthampton.org/the-land-remains.html

The landscape of Western Massachusetts has long been a magnet for artists: from Thomas Cole to the artists of today. The resulting artwork provides a lens for us to see the cultural and political changes that continue to shape the region. Jesse Connor, Sally Curcio, Karen Evans, Anne LaPrade Seuthe, Jenny Tibbetts.

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

 

Seeing Things

Artist: Peter Schlessinger
Start Date: May 4, 2017
End Date: May 28, 2017
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Photographs by Peter Schlessinger. Gallery talk, 11am, Saturday May 27. Images from the intersection of psyche and the material world. Using the camera as an emotional divining rod, Schlessinger invites his internal states to select mysteries and metaphors from the display of the physical environment.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Joyce In the Land of Coal

Artist: Caroline Jennings
Start Date: May 4, 2017
End Date: May 28, 2017
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Small handmade paper pieces incorporate photography from early 20th c. West Virginia, and text. The juxtaposition of the pictures and text on fragile paper evoke an archival sense of American history that seems especially pertinent today, with the new administration's threats to "bring back coal", etc. Photographs used were taken and developed between 1909 and 1925 on a 4 x 5 box camera by Caroline's grandfather, a collaboration with her grandfather, Witt Jennings, who died in 1967.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

2017 Northampton High School Student Art Exhibition

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 4, 2017
End Date: May 30, 2017
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Student artwork from the Foundations of Art, Drawing & Painting 1 & 2, Ceramics 1, Sculpture and Honors Art 1-4 classes at Northampton High School will be exhibited. The selection of artwork is curated by teachers Lisa Leary and Sheryl Jaffe, who collectively teach approximately 200 students each year.

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

 

THE THREE P-ZZZ' of ART: Photography, Paints and Colored Pencils

Artist: Madelyn K. Miller, Alan Kelley
Start Date: May 1, 2017
End Date: May 31, 2017
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Locust Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

A brother and sister team have joined forces to exhibit a range of familiar objects in different visual techniques, including underlying characteristics of the specific art form to give a distinct presentation, pleasing to the eye. Alan, has been involved in photography for some 50 years. Madelyn, is a member of several area art groups and has won numerous prizes in juried art shows for her work in watercolors and colored pencils.

Contact: Madelyn Miller
miller432@aol.com
413-732-5592

 

Call to The Sea

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

As a contemporary impressionist, the artist lives and paints in the best of worlds--the land of Western Massachusetts and the sea and shore of Cape Cod and the Islands. Her painting technique has evolved along with a fascination with color and her efforts to learn through workshops at the Cape School of Art Provincetown.

Contact: Susan Arata Barocas
barocas@comcast.net
413-210-6188

 

AN ECLECTIC EYE RESTROSPECTIVE

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

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

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

 

Solo Exhibition

Artist: Larry Preston
Start Date: May 3, 2017
End Date: June 10, 2017
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

A solo exhibition of recent oil paintings by Larry Preston.

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

 

Views of the Mount Holyoke Range with Kestrel Land Trust

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 1, 2017
End Date: May 31, 2017
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: www.RMichelson.com

A group exhibit in conjunction with Kestrel Land Trust. Artists in a variety of media and styles bring attention to the land and its importance. The Mount Holyoke mountain range has been a beacon of inspiration for artists for hundreds of years and we invited the Land Trust and the artists to demonstrate why it's so valuable and how to preserve it.

Contact: Elana Chernick-Kritz

 

2Behold, Feeling figured into landscape

Artists: Kate Childs, Laura Radwell
Start Date: May 4, 2017
End Date: May 28, 2017
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

Abstract landscape works by Kate Childs and Laura Radwell, two artists with two different visions, conjured from within in contemplation of the world without. Childs' work communicates peace and calm, a sense of quietude. Radwell's work contains movement, hints of changing conditions, and surprising elements. Her surroundings are more ambiguous and weathered than Childs' more romantic, dreamlike locales. Both paint with oil on canvas.

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

 

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

Start Date: February 3, 2017
End Date: August 17, 2017
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu

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

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

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

American Luminessence: Homer, Eakins, Whistler, et al

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 6:30-8pm
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

Presenter Barry Deitz brings the second of our Art History programs, where we turn to the last decades of the Nineteenth Century, when American Art was at a crossroads. Artists like Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer wanted Art grounded in the real world, a world where the Civil War had changed everything......$10 donation suggested.

Contact: Beverly Phelps
dvaa1931@deerfieldvalleyart.org
413-522-2325

 

Grand Opening of DVAA Center for the Arts & Annual Spring Show

Artists: Deerfield Valley Art Association members and friends
Start Date: April 28, 2017
End Date: June 18, 2017
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Hours: Fri-Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 105 Main Street, Suite 1
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

Grand Opening of our new location, DVAA Center for the Arts and home on Museum of New England Art, which will include a gallery, gift shop, and workshop/theater space. New members are welcome. Application available on our website.

Contact: Beverly Phelps
dvaa1931@deerfieldvalleyart.org
413-522-2325

 

Palmer Exhibits/Events

The Art of Andrea Newland

Artist: Andrea Newland
Start Date: May 1, 2017
End Date: May 31, 2017
Location Name: Palmer Public Library
Address: 1455 North Main Street
City/Town: Palmer
Website: www.palmer.lib.ma.us

With vibrant colors and realism bridging into abstraction two worlds twist together to portray a narrative that is up to the viewer.

Contact: Andrea Newland
newland.andrea@gmail.com
413-221-6660

 

Shelburne Exhibits/Events

An Evolution of Aluminus Centipedus, an Artistic Infestation

Artist: Glenn Ridler
Date: June 3, 4-8pm
Location Name: Little Big House Gallery
Address: 323 Patten Road
City/Town: Shelburne
Website: www.littlebighousegallery.com

Little Big House Gallery opens the 2017 season with Glenn Ridler's new wire sculptures. 100 charming creatures wait for visitors.

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Portals and Passages

Artist: Amanda Quinby
Start Date: May 31, 2017
End Date: June 26, 2017
Reception Date: June 2, 5-7:30pm
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

A collection of platinum/palladium and gum bichromate prints of windows, doors, stairways, and bridges. First discovered in the 19th century, gum printing was one of the earliest means of bringing color to the photographic process. During the 19th and 20th centuries, the palladium print was one of the most popular photographic techniques, supplanted by silver when the price of palladium soared during the first World War.

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

 

A World Beneath Our Feet

Artists: Joanne Gold, Lynda Faye
Start Date: May 3, 2017
End Date: May 29, 2017
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

Floor cloths and rag rugs are 19th century crafts brought into the 21st century. The artists experiment with vivid color and bold patterns for these traditional floor coverings, moving them from utilitarian objects to usable art. Gold's floor cloths use acrylic paint and fabric collage on canvas and can enhance a room or table while having practical use. Faye uses a fixed frame similar to those found in early American household to create fiber art that can be wall mounted or used on floors.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
florosenstock@hotmail.com
413-256-1840

 

The Nearest Faraway Place

Artist: Christin Couture
Start Date: May 5, 2017
End Date: June 25, 2017
Reception Date: June 10, 4-6pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

For over a decade in all weather and seasons Christin Couture has drawn, painted, photographed, and filmed from a precipice overlooking the Deerfield River's Salmon Falls, her 'nearest faraway place' close to home in Shelburne Falls. The Nearest Faraway Place exhibits a selection of the encaustic landscape paintings in this series of works. Reception is Saturday, June 10, 4-6pm, music by Rosemary Caine.

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

 

Winter's Bone

Artist: Carl Nardiello
Start Date: May 5, 2017
End Date: June 25, 2017
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

A series of ongoing photographic studies inspired by the forms, color, and light of late fall and winter. When the dominant foliage of summer falls away, fresh layers of landscape reveal themselves. Each day, each shift of weather and wind, creates new contexts. The capture of such images is one of feeling, of intuition, and a precise use of technology.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Children's Books: The Illustrations of Frank Morrison

Artist: Frank Morrison
Start Date: April 5, 2017
End Date: June 15, 2017
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat by appt
Address: 1500 Main Street, 2nd Floor Tower Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.art4thesoul.org

Renowned Artist and Children's Book Illustrator, Frank Morrison, will be exhibiting his works.

Contact: Rosemary Tracy Woods
artforthesoulgallery@gmail.com

 

Art Stop(s)

Artists: Lisa Hersey, Esther S White, Kat Harrison
Start Date: April 5, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2017
Location Name: Springfield Cultural District
Hours: 9am-5pm
Address: 1550 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.SpringfieldCulture.Org/projects

The Springfield Central Cultural District is presenting a slew of unconventional galleries in Downtown Springfield.

Contact: Morgan Drewniany
Morgan@SpringfieldCulture.Org
413-454-1195

 

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

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

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

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

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

The Time Tunnel

Artist: Adrian Montegano
Start Date: May 13, 2017
End Date: June 24, 2017
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

An installation by Wendell artist Adrian Monteganol. Visitors to the Nook will become engulfed in a plethora of ticking, shimmering, glittering clocks made by Montegano from a variety of found objects, especially vintage kitchen ware. Dozens of working timepieces will line the walls of the tiny gallery, making a trip through the Time Tunnel quite a unique audio and visual treat.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Catch and Release & River Performance

Start Date: May 5, 2017
End Date: May 30, 2017
Location Name: Great Falls Discovery Center
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.facebook.com/explodedviewma

Exploded View, a local art, word and performance group, presents Catch and Release, a community art show. Catch and Release includes art by dozens of local artists on the theme of Rivers, Water, and Fish. Exploded View group: Trish Crapo, Edite Cunha, Candace Curran, Leah Banks, Nina Rossi and Samantha Wood.

Contact: 413-863-3221

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

The Dewey House 40th anniversary

Date: Sunday, June 4, 12-4pm
Location Name: The Dewey House
Address: 87 South Maple Street
City/Town: Westfield

The Dewey House, owned and operated by the Western Hampden Historical Society, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Guided house tours, crafters doing needle work, rug hooking, calligraphy and basket making will be on hand. The 37th Mass. Voluntary Infantry Regiment will set up an encampment. We will be selling hand crafted wood birdhouses and garden herbs and vegetable plants. Try your luck at one of our wonderful raffle prizes. It’s a party so we will be serving cake and punch!

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Art Stop(s)

Sponsoring Group Name: Springfield Central Cultural District
Submission Due Date: June 30, 2017
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldculture.org/artistresources

The Springfield Central Cultural District (SCCD) has issued a Call to Artists for an opportunity in Downtown Springfield. The SCCD is searching for artists to host a solo show in their Art Stop pop-up gallery program and sell their work in one of 3 locations – New England Public Radio (NEPR), UMass Springfield, and 1550 Main. All art will be listed for sale during the display period, with no commission taken. A stipend of $200 will be awarded to chosen artists alongside marketing and reception.

Contact: Morgan Drewniany
morgan@springfieldculture.org
413-454-1195

 

Art exhibit space available

Sponsoring Group Name: Community Health Center of Franklin County
Submission Due Date: April 20 - June 15, every 2 months thereafter
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.chcfc.org

Open area to hang artwork created by artist in Pioneer Valley and featuring this area, people, animals or creations. Rod and rail system with 11 hooks, height limitation of 36 inches (additional space not visible in image).

Contact: Cameron Carey
Cameron.carey@chcfc.org
413-325 8500

 

9th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library

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

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

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

 

Monster Arts Project III: A Circus of Monsters

Sponsoring Group Name: Monster Arts Project, ECA+, MAP, Eastworks
Submission Due Date: July 15, 2017
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/MonsterArtsProject/

Monster Arts Project is returning for its third year, and we are excited to unveil "A Circus of Monsters". We are looking for several more artists, both 2D and 3D who are interested in creating artwork for the show that both is monster themed, but also ties into a circus theme. Think old timey turn of the century creepy circus. This year's show will be running for 5 weekends so it will be huge exposure. Contact me for further information.

Contact: Sloan Tomlinson
sloan@sloantomlinson.com
413-923-8923

 

Easthampton City Arts

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts
Submission Due Date: ongoing
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.org

Join Easthampton's largest network of creative people. Stay connected and enjoy ECA creative opportunities! ECA welcomes members who live or work in Southampton, Westhampton and Easthampton. Members including visual artists, craftspeople, dancers, writers, performers, musicians etc. and creative businesses & organizations are invited to apply via the ECA website. Visit the easthamptoncityarts.com/apply for further information.

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

 

Classes & Workshops

David Kassan's Drawing the Portrait from Life

Date & Time: June 11-12
Fee: varies
Class Location: Off The Map Tatto
Address: Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.offthemaptattoo.com

David Kassan is a contemporary American painter best known for his life size representational paintings, which combine his subjects with abstract backgrounds. This instructional class is set up in two parts. David will begin by leading a drawing demonstration with a live model while explaining his process from start to finish. Workshop attendees then draw a live portrait with David's input and personalized guidance. Class is available for beginners and advanced artists. For prices and times visit website.

Contact: Steve Sanderson
Steve@offthemaptattoo.com
413-527-6574

 

Crash Course in Pastels with Becky Clark

Date & Time: Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm, June 1-22
Fee: $80
Class Location: Artspace Community Arts Center
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

For beginners and those with drawing experience, these sessions will include drawing exercises and opportunities to create finished artworks and the class offers an open environment of sharing knowledge and posing questions with individual attention. Topics for class discussions include composition, value ranges, perspective, color, and light. In a relatively short time span we will touch on some of the most important aspects of mastering pastels.

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

 

Making Found Object Art with Andy Rothschild

Date & Time: 1-4pm, June 12-16
Fee: $75
Class Location: Artspace Community Arts Center
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Feeling creative or inventive? Join Andy Rothschild at Artspace for an inspirational workshop creating art from found objects and treasured trash. Exhibition of finished pieces in the Artspace Gallery to follow. Ages 16+

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

 

Fine Art Soft Pastel Workshop with Rebecca Clark

Date & Time: June 11 & 25, 2-4pm
Fee: $20 + $5 in material costs
Class Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com/events.html

These classes allow you to experiment under the guidance of local artist Rebecca Clark, while building skill and confidence in your handling of Pastels. Each session will include drawing exercises & opportunities to create finished artworks & offers an open environment of sharing knowledge and posing questions with individual attention. You may sign up for one, or both. If you sign up for both, the second session will hone in on already acquired skills from the first session.

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

 

Classical Painting Techniques

Date & Time: Tuesday mornings, May 23 - June 27
Fee: $400
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Florence
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: BarbaraJohnson202@gmail.com
413-259-7727

 

Color Theory: Landscapes, for new and advanced artists

Date & Time: 2-5pm, July 10 - August 11
Fee: $700
Organization: Mt. Holyoke College
Class Location: Mt. Pollux, South Amherst, or on rainy days at MHC
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: www.mtholyoke.edu/go/page-courselisting

Taught by painter Lorna Ritz, (www.lornaritz.com), we can optionally work on campus, or @ Mt. Pollux, Holyoke Mountain Range in South Amherst. These sensuous mountains capture light and shadow from the sky, always alive and in motion. Through color we will find light, essence, mood, feeling of what this special place is, expressed through your chosen medium. Style is irrelevant, color study is emphasized.

Contact: Roberto Mugnani
PaGE@mtholyoke.edu
413-538-3450

 

Using Resin in the Painting Process with Scout Cuomo

Date & Time: 5-8pm, June 6 - August 8
Fee: $250
Organization: Scout Cuomo Studio
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 412
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.scoutcuomo.com/class-signup/

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

Contact: Scout Cuomo
scoutcuomo@gmail.com

 

Open Sew

Date & Time: June 16, 6-10pm
Fee: $10
Class Location: Big Top Quilts
Address: 62 Briggs Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigTopQuilts.com

A true social sewing or stitching lounge, where you'll socialize and learn from each other rather than from an instructor. Audrey will be there and can provide limited guidance and support, while also working on her own project. At Open Sew, you can work on any kind of sewing project you like! What should I bring to the event? Bring your machine, your basic sewing supplies and your project of choice! The studio provides irons, ironing boards, design wall space and assorted snacks. Next date: July 16, 9am-1pm.

Contact: Audrey Hyvonen
audrey@bigtopquilts.com
413-230-0771

 

Local Wool Rugs with Christine White

Date & Time: June 3-4, 9am-4:30pm
Fee: $225
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 122 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/product/felted-rugs-christine-white

Go green and support New England farms! Feltmaker Christine White will lead a weekend workshop on how to felt a durable, lasting rug for your home using selected wools from the Pioneer Valley and other small farms farther a-field. We'll be using beautiful, rich, hand-dyed wools and embellishments to decorate the background of natural sheep colors (brown, white or gray). Materials fees will vary depending on the size of the rug and type of wool used (approx. $85 for a 3' x 4' embellished rug).

Contact: sales@feltingsupply.com
413-527-1188

 

Simple Book Structures for Printmakers with Rich Turnbull

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, June 3-4, 10am-4pm
Fee: $275 non-member $245 member; $35 materials fee includes bookboard, some papers, adhesives, thread
Class Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com

Come introduce yourself to some basic bookbinding structures (pamphlet stitch, accordion fold and drum leaf binding) that will allow printmakers (and other artists) to create their own handmade artists' books. Learn how to properly use various adhesives and bookbinding tools. Participants should bring prints they would like to recycle into books or can make blank books.

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

 

Raku Firing Workshop

Date & Time: June 17, 10am-4pm
Fee: $165 (or $325 with African Coiling Workshop - below)
Class Location: Juliet Rose Pottery
Address: 191 Reimers Road
City/Town: Monson
Website: www.julietrosepottery.com

Raku is a traditional Japanese technique with results characterized by brilliant colors and unique texture. Participants bring or purchase bisqued pots which are glazed and heated to 1800 degrees F in an outdoor gas fired kiln. The kiln is opened and molten glazed pots are removed with tongs and placed in barrels with wood chips & paper to cool before being washed and scrubbed. Instructor Linda Spelko has 15+ years experience teaching raku. Pot luck lunch. Bisqued pots available for purchase.

Contact: Juliet Bacchas
juliet@julietrosepottery.com
413-563-9916

 

African Coiling & Bas Relief Workshop

Date & Time: June 24, 10am-4pm
Fee: $175 (or $325 with Raku Firing Workshop - above)
Class Location: Juliet Rose Pottery
Address: 191 Reimers Road
City/Town: Monson
Website: www.julietrosepottery.com

We will spend a day exploring a hand-building technique "african coiling." Participants will create a form as well as explore surface finish with bas relief. We will discuss how to create a one of a kind design and how to apply that to your forms. African coiling has been used to create pottery for thousands of years. Juliet Bacchas teaches this hand-building technique without scoring and coil making — a wild and exciting technique and very versatile. Includes all materials, firing and lunch.

Contact: Juliet Bacchas
juliet@julietrosepottery.com
413-563-9916

 

Silverpoint Drawing Workshop

Date & Time: Sunday, June 11, 10am-4pm
Fee: $195
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

A daylong workshop to explore the unique medium of silverpoint drawing. Metalpoint drawing- in lead, gold, silver, or copper- is a technique characterized by great linear purity, and like fine wine mellows with time. Participants will learn paper preparation, drawing techniques, and the application of various methods used in tinting the drawings. Included in the cost of the workshop, participants receive a handcrafted silverpoint drawing tool, 12 sheet pad of hotpress paper, special silverpoint ground and brush.

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

 

Figure Drawing Fridays

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

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

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

Amherst Plein Air Society (APAS)

Date & Time: Wed and/or Fri, 9am-1pm, April thru October
Fee: $20 per year membership​
Class Location: V​arious​ ​beautiful ​outdoor​ locations
City/Town: Amherst and surroundings

Have you been wanting to paint en plein air? APAS members paint outdoors together every week in the Amherst area, then gather for a friendly critique and brown bag lunch. We welcome all media, ages, and levels of experience. Get on the mailing list to receive the weekly paint-out notice, then try out three paint-outs before deciding to join.

Contact: Susanne Personette
SusannePersonette@gmail.com
413-835-5229

 

Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones

Date & Time: March 15 - June 15, 5-9pm (each evening is a separate class - see website for dates)
Fee: $75 per evening (includes all materials)
Organization: Mosaics by Christine Kenneally
Class Location: Paragon Building​
Address: 150 Pleasant Street, Suite 236
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.christinekenneallymosaics.com

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

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: 9.30am-3:30pm, Saturday, September 23
Fee: $165 including materials
Organization: Cottage Street Arts School
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts​
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #4-15
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net/monotype-print-workshops

Monotype prints are one-of-a-kind prints, all unique! Imagine painting on a sheet of plastic, placing paper over it, then running it through my printing press. Voila, the image comes out on the paper in reverse to how you painted it! Come have fun and play with AKUA water-based inks, brushes, and different papers to create your one-of-a-kind prints. No experience necessary; three students max per workshop means personal attention. See website for more info. NEXT WORKSHOPS: Sat Oct 21, Wed Nov 15.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
bridge_arts@yahoo.com

 

Watercolor Workshops with Walter Cudnohufsky

Date & Time: Monthly from October 2016 to June 2017
Fee: $110 with discounts for multiple classes, seniors.
Class Location: Belding Memorial Library
Address: Main Street
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com

Eleventh year! Full day (9am-5:30pm) Saturday or Sunday watercolor workshops. All skill levels welcome! All materials provided! Different subjects each class. Take one class or several. Pre-registration required. For details: walt@wcala.com, 413 628 4600 ext. #11; www.cudnohufsky.com; facebook.com/Cudnohufsky-Watercolors-303525633011766

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

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Greenfield: studios at Studio 7

Date available: Immediately
Location: Studio 7
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield

Two studios available above The Greenfield Gallery, right in the heart of downtown Greenfield. Gallery quality LED lighting, large communal space with slop sink, conveniently located restroom, 24 hour access and free parking. Steps away from great restaurants and the co-op market. Printing and framing services right downstairs, with discounts for resident artists. One studio is $200/mo for 200sqft, inclusive of utilities. The other is adjustable to suit, from 150sqft up to 300sqft, at $1/sqft.

Contact: Rachael Katz
StudioSeven.GF@gmail.com
413-824-7443

 

Easthampton: studio share at Eastworks

Date available: June 1
Location: Eastworks
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton

Looking for a studio mate for my 1000sf, north facing studio in the Eastworks building! Looking for someone positive and drama free! Looking for someone who works in 2D or as a writer. I will be splitting my time between my home studio and Eastworks studio. Please email to set up a time to view my space! Beginning June 1st. $300/month including everything.

Contact: Kim Carlino
Kimcarlino@gmail.com
413-695-3514

 

Holyoke: studio space at Open Square

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

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

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

 

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