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This Week's Newsletter: June 11, 2024

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
June 11, 2024
Issue #823

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Featured Listings:

Call to Artists: 6th Annual Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition

Sponsoring Group Name: Workshop13
Deadline: August 27
Submission/Entry Fees: $27 one entry / $37 two entries / $47 three entries
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org/exhibitions/2024-nefae-call-for-art

We welcome artwork in Traditional Realism in the following 7 categories: Oil Painting, Watercolor, Sculpture, Drawing/ Graphics, Acrylic (includes casein & egg tempera, Pastel, and Mixed Media. The juror for this show is Todd Casey. Entry deadline: August 27th by midnight. There is a one-time, non-refundable entry fee for submissions.

Contact: Mary Remington
remington@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Beginning Stained Glass at Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio

Date & Time: June 15, 1-5:30pm
Fee: $125
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, suite 229
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher or ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. We will cover the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. The perfect class for students with no experience or intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels welcome. Glass and supplies are included in the tuition and the use of all tools. Dates for same class: June 29, July 13, 14, 27.

Contact: Heather McLean
Info@DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com
413-559-1010

 

Gallery A3 Open Call for Artists for 9th Juried Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Gallery A3
Deadline: June 28
Submission/Entry Fees: $38 for 3 entries, $7 for one additional entry, 4 entries max
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3-9thannualjuriedshow.artcall.org

Gallery A3's Call for Artists for Impermanence seeks art that speaks to the ever-changing, transient, and cyclical nature of all things as experienced in the realm of human relationships and emotions and as encountered in the material and natural worlds. Juror Maria Timina is Curator of Russian and European Art at the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College. Exhibit runs Aug 1-31. Opening Reception Aug 1 (5-8pm) and Art Forum Aug 15 (7:30pm). Full info on website.

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Agawam Historical Art Display

Artists: Agawam Community Artists & Artisans
Start Date: June 3, 2024
End Date: June 27, 2024
Location: Agawam Public Library
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamarts.com

The Agawam Community Artists and Artisans is exhibiting their historical collection of buildings and sites from Agawam and Feeding Hills. This exhibit includes well known buildings such as Cooper’s Commons, The Captain Leonard House, The Thomas Smith House, School Street Barn, Betty’s In The Patch just to name a few. The paintings are composed of pastel, colored pencil, oil, watercolor, pen and ink and acrylic.

Contact: Ceil Rossi
tocarefree2@hotmail.com
413-207-1247

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Gallery A3 @ GoBerry 'n Cream

Artists: Gallery A3 artists
Start Date: June 7, 2024
End Date: July 30, 2024
Location: GoBerry 'n Cream
Hours: Mon-Wed 4-9pm, Sun 1-9pm, Thur 4-10pm, Fri & Sat 1-10pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1E
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Delight in the colors and flavors of Summer at GoBerry ‘n Cream. Gallery A3 artists present an exhibit entitled "Pink and Green" to celebrate the season. Image: After the Rain by Laura Holland.

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

 

Paintings

Artist: John Krifka
Start Date: June 6, 2024
End Date: June 29, 2024
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 2-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

In his first solo show at Gallery A3, John Krifka brings together an array of paintings--old and new, large and small--that documents his exploration of pictorial space and that demonstrates various ways he has been "moving differently forward" as he shifts his style in painting over three decades. Online Art Forum on June 20 at 7:30pm; preregister at gallerya3.com. Image: Holiday Studio.

Contact: John Krifka
jkrifka@comcast.net

 

The Juncture: Ukrainian Artists in Search of Modernity and Identity

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 24, 2024
End Date: October 13, 2024
Location: Mead Art Museum
Hours: Tue-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherst.edu/museums/mead

"The Juncture" focuses on Alexander Archipenko, Vasyl Yermilov, & Oleksandr Bohomazov, three of Ukraine's most prominent Modernist artists, as well as how the complex sociopolitical dynamics of their time and burgeoning global art movements shaped their work. Frequently understood within the canon of Russian art history, this exhibition is a fascinating step towards understanding these key artists within the framework of the Ukrainian struggle for independence. Organized by Konstantin Akinsha.

 

Femme Locale

Artists: 30+ local artists
Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: June 29, 2024
Location: Mill District Local Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat & Sun 9am-4pm
Address: 91 Cowls Road
City/Town: Amherst
Website: generalstorelocalgallery.com/gallery

Femme Locale a group juried exhibition of artwork by trans women, cis women, intersex, genderqueer, genderfluid, and non-binary people within 39 miles of Amherst. Curated by Christine Texiera and Alexia Cota, this exhibition is inspired by and in solidarity with the Thrive Together Network Initiative, TAKING. UP. SPACE. (thrivetogethernetwork.com)

Contact: Christine Texiera
femmelocaleart@gmail.com
978-413-8757

 

Elusive Prize: Wonder, Wing & Transmutation

Artist: Brandon Graving
Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: October 15, 2024
Location: Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at UMass
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-5pm
Address: 650 East Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/renaissance/event/graving2024

Brandon Graving is a sculptor and printmaker who often works on a very large scale in mediums that include bronze, neon, paper, resins, steel and wood. She is the owner and master printmaker at Gravity Press Experimental Print Shop which holds one of the largest platen presses in the world. Her work has been exhibited widely in museums, public, and private collections around the world.

Contact: Liz Fox
efox@umass.edu
413-577-3600

 

Black Art Matters Festival

Start Date: February 27, 2024
End Date: July 7, 2024
Location: Mead Art Museum
Address: Amherst College
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherst.edu/museums/mead/events/BAM-Fest

The annual Black Art Matters Festival affirms and celebrates Black student artists and creators at Amherst College. Initiated by Zoe Akoto AC '21, the Festival has blossomed over the past seven years under the care of student artists and organizers. This year's visual arts exhibition will feature sculpture, ceramics, photography, painting, and more from current students.

 

Boundless (pt 2)

Start Date: February 27, 2024
End Date: July 7, 2024
Location: Mead Art Museum
Hours: Tue-Sun 9am-5pm, Thur 9am-10pm
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherst.edu/museums/mead

The second Boundless installation (curated by Heid E. Erdrich) roots itself in the shared aesthetic, intellectual, & spiritual traditions that connect Indigenous peoples across the globe. Bringing together the works of artists and writers like Brian D. Tripp, Enrique Chagoya, Kohar Avakian, Maggie Napangardi Watson Warlukurlangu, and Kaya Agari, the exhibition establishes the abundance and resilience of the artists' respective cultural traditions across time and into the future.

 

Belchertown Exhibits/Events

Member Art Exhibit

Artists: Linda Buckley, Christine White
Start Date: June 1, 2024
End Date: June 29, 2024
Location: Clapp Memorial Library - Main Room
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30-6pm, Sat 9:30am-2pm
Address: 19 South Main Street
City/Town: Belchertown
Website: clapplibrary.org

The Quabbin Art Association announces a new member exhibit featuring artists Linda Buckley and Christine White. Buckley is a resident of South Hadley, and is drawn to study nature, landscapes and musical instruments in watercolors. White holds several degrees in studio art from Holyoke Community College and Mount Holyoke College, and paints in oils, acrylics, pastels, and more recently, watercolors.

Contact: info@quabbinartassociation.com

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Encounters

Artist: Marilyn Allen
Start Date: May 30, 2024
End Date: June 23, 2024
Location: The Oxbow Gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

Marilyn Allen will be exhibiting new oil paintings, Encounters. Marilyn Allen has been exploring the natural world, especially the woods of mountainous places, for decades. These paintings represent a deep exploration of that world in paint and charcoal.

 

Mix and Match

Artist: Kate Spencer
Start Date: May 30, 2024
End Date: June 23, 2024
Location: The Oxbow Gallery, back gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

Her book "The Cat who Walked the Camino" will be one of the featured walls with original watercolors from the book on display. Oils will include paintings from Florida, still-lifes, and my museum and airport series in Black on white, as well as landscapes made during the past year. Kate will offer a talk Sunday, June 16, 1-3pm, about the history and process of painting the illustrations and making the book.

 

Lovers and Fighters

Start Date: June 1, 2024
End Date: August 31, 2024
Location: Moonlit Sea Prints
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-2pm by appt
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 226
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: moonlitseaprints.com/event/summer-2024-exhibit-lovers-and-fighters

Moonlit Sea Prints is presenting its newest exhibition, Lovers and Fighters, featuring a diverse collection of prints, including depictions of samurai, bijin-ga (portraits of beautiful women), and kuchi-e (illustrations for novels and magazines). These works capture the timeless narratives of romance and valor, providing an experience into the intricate artistry and storytelling of Japanese woodblock prints.

Contact: David Kutcher
david@moonlitseaprints.com
413-282-8742

 

Do It for the Boys

Artist: Nathan Bolton
Start Date: June 1, 2024
End Date: June 27, 2024
Location: ECA Gallery
Address: 43 Main Street / Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptoncityarts.com/event/nathan-bolton-eca-gallery-2

Do It for the Boys follows the Los Angeles Rebellion – one of the United States' four original Queer/Inclusive rugby teams. A member of the team for 6 years, I began to document my friends and teammates during this increasingly uncertain time after a dislocated leg caused me to retire permanently from playing.

 

Footprints in the Sand

Artist: Jane Pelton Andresen
Start Date: June 1, 2024
End Date: June 29, 2024
Location: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street / Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: bigredframe.com/gallery

Jane Pelton Andresen is a fiber artist, but she has branched into many mediums. Her most recent work is a series of (mostly) wall hangings that incorporate beach trash. "I like the dichotomy of materials that flies in the face of expectation: tampon applicators and shot gun shells don't belong on a beach, but one wouldn't expect them to be in a wall hanging either. From a distance they can just look like colorful objects, but up close they are ugly or broken or symbolize something lost."

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

 

Ned Wagers Dibble

Artist: Ned Wagers Dibble
Start Date: June 26, 2023
End Date: June 26, 2024
Location: New City Brewery
Hours: Mon-Fri 4-11pm, Sat & Sun 12-9pm
Address: 180 Pleasant Street (behind the Paragon Building)
City/Town: Easthampton

Paintings, prints and greeting cards.

Contact: Ned Wagers Dibble
nxdnwd@gmail.com
413-768-9087

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Valley Arts Mentorship Showcase

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 6, 2024
End Date: June 28, 2024
Location: Artspace Community Arts Center
Hours: Tues 9am-12pm, Thur 4:30-8pm, Fri 4:30-8pm, Sat 9am-1pm
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: artspacegreenfield.org

The Valley Arts Mentors group pairs aspiring artists with experienced creatives in the Valley for a 6month mentorship. This exhibition showcases the work by artists Davida Carta, Lorna Ritz, Rochelle Shicoff, Laurel Rogers, Julia Rowinski, Clare Churchill-Seder, Jamie Brelsford, Godeliéve Richard, and Laura Josephs.

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

 

indiVISIBLE

Artists: Alfonso Herrera-Neal, Lindy Whiton
Start Date: May 3, 2024
End Date: July 30, 2024
Location: The LAVA Center
Hours: Mon-Tue & Sat 11am-2pm, Thur & Fri 5-8pm
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: thelavacenter.org/humanities/indivisible

LAVA's project documenting local migrant and immigrant farm workers reopens on Friday with a reception, a display of photographs by Alfonso Herrera-Neal and Lindy Whiton and words excerpted from field interviews.

Contact: info@thelavacenter.org
413-376-8118

 

Tom Swetland

Artist: Tom Swetland
Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: June 29, 2024
Location: The LAVA Center
Hours: Mon-Tue & Sat 11am-2pm, Thur & Fri 5-8pm
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: thelavacenter.org/exhibits/tom-swetland-art-show-2

The exhibit will feature collage art, assemblage, mixed media, papier mache and junk sculpture around the themes of surrealism, psychedelia, dreamscapes and conspiracy. Swetland is a mostly sel- taught artist. His work includes collage, assemblage, mixed media, and junk sculpture of assembled found objects. An ongoing theme is a critique of the usage of subtle propaganda in the omnipresent advertisement that surrounds us, and how that affects contemporary consciousness.

Contact: info@thelavacenter.org
413-376-8118

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Kathy Osborn & Hannah Morris

Artists: Kathy Osborn, Hannah Morris
Start Date: June 8, 2024
End Date: July 7, 2024
Location: Pulp
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-4pm, or by appt
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

Hudson, NY, artist Kathy Osborn arranges dollhouse dioramas that are the foundation for her oil paintings of domestic scenes. Barre, VT, artist Hannah Morris paints over collaged elements to create paintings of gatherings of people. The work of both artists invite us to explore interior and exterior spaces where people gather.

Contact: pulpholyoke@gmail.com
413-362-6368

 

Lynn Peterfreund

Artist: Lynn Peterfreund
Start Date: June 8, 2024
End Date: July 7, 2024
Location: Pulp
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-4pm, or by appt
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

In our front room, a series of Drypoint prints inspired by a place along the Northampton Bike Trail, and gouache drawings of everyday objects. Lynn Peterfreund lives and works in Amherst.

Contact: pulpholyoke@gmail.com
413-362-6368

 

Huntington Exhibits/Events

River Studios Sculpture Trail

Artist: Andrew DeVries
Start Date: May 17, 2024
End Date: October 27, 2024
Location: River Studios
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-4pm or by appt
Address: 36 East River Road
City/Town: Huntington
Website: andrewdevries.com

Art and nature aficionados can wind their way through a wildflower meadow and shaded groves, dotted with 40 large bronze sculptures, as River Studios begins a new season of its Sculpture Trail. Poetry by a variety of writers complement the artworks, located along the middle branch of the Westfield River, adding to the contemplative experience. While there is no fee to walk the sculpture trail, we graciously accept donations for trail upkeep and care of the sculptures.

Contact: Andrew DeVries
andrew@andrewdevries.com
413-238-7755

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Travel the World

Artist: Dave Pueschel, Jackie Pueschel
Start Date: June 9, 2024
End Date: June 30, 2024
Location: Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Sat & Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: leverettcraftsandarts.org

Photographs and paintings.

 

Montague Exhibits/Events

Caroline Wampole

Artist: Caroline Wampole
Start Date: May 25, 2024
End Date: June 30, 2024
Location: Sawmill River Arts
Hours: Thur-Mon 11am-5pm
Address: 3440 Greenfield Road
City/Town: Montague
Website: sawmillriverarts.com

Abstract works on paper and wood.

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Arts Night Out Northampton

Date: Friday, June 14, 5-8pm
Location: various locations downtown
City/Town: Northampton
Website: artsnightout.live

Be a part of Northampton's evolving arts scene. Explore local and visiting artists' work at downtown venues on the 2nd Friday of every month. See website for full list of locations and events.

Contact: artsnightoutnorthampton@gmail.com

 

Pride Pop-up at Smith College Museum of Art

Date: Friday, June 14, 4-8pm
Location: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 ElmStreet
City/Town: Northampton
Website: scma.smith.edu

Drop by the museum's Cunningham Center for Prints, Drawings and Photographs on SCMA's second floor for a pop-up exhibition of art by and of LGBTQIA+ artists from the museum's collection. SCMA is free and open to all.

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

 

June Arts Night Out at 33 Hawley

Date: June 14, 5-8pm
Location: Northampton Center for The Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org/events/category/june-arts-night-out-at-33-hawley

Opening reception with refreshments and live music! "Run and Return | רצוא ושׁוב" by Jay Smith can be seen in the Barn Door Gallery. "The Endless River of Dreams" with work by Dani Schmidt and Elizabeth Meyersohn can be seen in the Split Level Gallery. SUMMER ANO BONUS: our annual summer block party, 7:30-9:30pm! 33 Outside is an outdoor, family-friendly, community dance party, free and open to the public, where DJs from the Peace & Rhythm collective spin, "head-nodding, feel-good, body-moving music."

 

Everything Old is Garbage

Artist: Bobby LaBitch
Start Date: June 17, 2024
End Date: June 23, 2024
Reception Date: June 22, 5-9pm
Location: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sat 12-5pm (until 8pm on Friday)
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

What kinds of things in our heritage and history do we want to keep? What from the past do we romanticize? The room will be furnished and decorated with LaBitch’s own sculptures, made of recycled, discarded and salvaged items–particularly childrens’ stuffed animals. Unlike in traditional house museums, everything will be touchable, sittable, browseable. LaBitch will be in residency in the drawing room daily. The large gallery window will be the fourth wall of the room, and visible to people on the street.

Contact: Kathy Couch
kathycouch@apearts.org

 

Run and Return | רצוא ושׁוב

Artist: Jay Smith
Start Date: June 1, 2024
End Date: June 28, 2024
Reception Date: June 14, 5-8pm
Location: Barn Door Gallery at Northampton Center for the Arts
Hours: Wed-Sat 12-7pm
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org

This exhibit is a reflection of a Chasidic concept to "run" to the divine and to "return" to our mortal bodies and material world.

 

The Endless River of Dreams

Artists: Dani Schmidt, Elizabeth Meyersohn
Start Date: June 4, 2024
End Date: June 28, 2024
Reception Date: June 14, 5-8pm
Location: Northampton Center for The Arts
Hours: Wed-Sat 12-7pm
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

An exhibition that addresses several themes: dreaming, the human experience, liminality and artificial intelligence. These works are mixed media and curated by Dani Schmidt a local illustrator, painter and storyteller featuring their own work and the work of talented painter Elizabeth Meyersohn.

 

Giving Voice: Immigrants Share Their Stories

Artist: Nikki Gardner
Start Date: June 14, 2024
End Date: August 31, 2024
Reception Date: June 14, 6-8pm
Location: Click Workspace
Address: 9 1/2 Market Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: clickworkspace.org

A documentary portrait and audio storytelling project that delves into the realities of immigrants who have built a new life in the region. Through collaboration with ten participants who have relocated to the Pioneer Valley, Gardner creates a multifaceted experience.

Contact: Nikki Gardner
nikki@nikkigardnerphotography.com
978-684-2294

 

Art that Breathes

Artist: Tony(a) Lemos
Date: Friday, June 14, 5:30-8pm during Arts Night Out
Location: Jo Smith Studio Gallery
Address: 9 Market Street
City/Town: Northampton

Art Made in Collaboration with Nature. Art which fosters a spirit of engagement with the Natural World through a creative and sustainable practice, using art techniques w/ foraged and found materials. With this collection I wish to inspire the viewer and encourage a sense of wonder, a remembering of what it feels like to be in a relationship with the Earth.

Contact: Tony(a) Lemos
herbaltonya@gmail.com
413-475-0442

 

Second Friday at Smith College Museum of Art : Art and Light

Date: Friday, June 14, 4-8pm
Location: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 ElmStreet
City/Town: Northampton

Enjoy an evening of fun at SCMA's June 14th Second Friday! Drop in for hands-on! art making activities, 4-7pm. Explore ways that light interacts with nature and then create your own representation of shadows and lights inspired by Alma Thomas's painting Morning in the Bowl of Night. Drop by the museum's Cunningham Center for Prints, Drawings and Photographs for a pop-up exhibition of art by and of LGBTQIA+ artists from the museum's collection.

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

 

R.U.R. or Rossum's Universal Robots

Artists: NADA Art Collective
Start Date: June 10, 2024
End Date: June 16, 2024
Location: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

This installation will be based on the linguistic source of the word "robot," the play R.U.R. or Rossum's Universal Robots, and explore the themes of industry, labor, humanity, and the soul, through a collective artmaking process and performance of the adapted original play. The installation will use cheap or found materials to create beauty from the surplus of capitalism. Join us in Rossum's Robot Factory. PERFORMANCES of R.U.R. (adapted): June 14 + 15, 8pm. Part of ARC 2024, A.P.E.'s annual curated summer program.

Contact: Kathy Couch
kathycouch@apearts.org

 

Faces Rising From Water

Artist: Hazel Berner
Start Date: June 8, 2024
End Date: June 29, 2024
Reception Date: Friday, June 14, 5-8pm
Location: NEVAmuseum, Passway Gallery
Hours: Wed & Thu 2-6pm, Fri & Sat 12-8pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: neva-museum.org

This debut exhibit is a graduation capstone for this young woman from the Cummington Common School. She explores the personality of her peers' faces in her experiments with watercolor. When I paint my subjects, I search for the delicate balance between representing someone's features and having abstract elements that speak about personhood.

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

Present Sculpture and Drawing

Artist: Brantner DeAtley
Start Date: June 8, 2024
End Date: June 29, 2024
Reception Date: Friday, June 14, 5-8pm
Location: NEVAmuseum, Museum Wing
Hours: Wed & Thu 2-6pm, Fri & Sat 12-8pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: neva-museum.org

From his studio, Red Horse Sanctuary, DeAtley strives to "slow down the world." He produces images that enter from the natural world that surrounds his workspace. Using mostly salvaged materials, odds and ends scavenged from job sites he wants to make sense of "our world and celebrate what we take for granted." Lively paintings, energetic drawings, and rambunctious sculptures are, "puzzles to see the world through as well as get lost inside."

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

Animals

Artist: Robert Markey
Start Date: June 8, 2024
End Date: June 29, 2024
Reception Date: Friday, June 14, 5-8pm
Location: NEVAmuseum, Bumpus
Hours: Wed & Thu 2-6pm, Fri & Sat 12-8pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: neva-museum.org

Robert Markey has built a career in public art projects in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Israel, India, Afghanistan and the U.S. He currently works out of his studio in Ashfield and teaches at the Springfield Museum School and the Franklin County Jail. His connection with people is an essential element to his art experience. This show collects a group of animal paintings viewed in his world travels. They are honest and direct.

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

Transformational Scenes

Artist: Inung Hwang
Start Date: June 8, 2024
End Date: June 29, 2024
Reception Date: Friday, June 14, 5-8pm
Location: NEVAmuseum, Passway Gallery
Hours: Wed & Thu 2-6pm, Fri & Sat 12-8pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: neva-museum.org

Hwang presents a group of quickly assembled oil paintings combined with poems that have an urgent immediacy about them.

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

Side-Effects II

Artists: 11 regional artists
Start Date: June 8, 2024
End Date: June 29, 2024
Reception Date: Friday, June 14, 5-8pm
Location: NEVAmuseum, Galleries 1, 2, and 3
Hours: Wed & Thu 2-6pm, Fri & Sat 12-8pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: neva-museum.org

11 visual artists have something to say about what happens when our bodies fail us or don't meet a norm of perfection due to illness, disability, accidents, addiction, trauma at any age? Or when society still dictates what a "good" body looks like? Including Lyn Horan, Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegria, Kristen Bachler, Olivia Bernard, Bruce, Fowler, Izim Prizm, Amy Johnquest, Rob Kimmel, Harlan Mack, Maggie Nowinski, Paul Seidell.

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

Retrospective

Artist: Stan Sherer
Start Date: June 3, 2024
End Date: June 29, 2024
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

A retrospective exhibition of the career of Northampton photographer Stan Sherer. The exhibit will include Sherer's early photographs on the streets of New York City and later photographs of Northampton's shopkeepers, Massachusetts farmers, and the Northampton State Hospital. It will also include images from Albania, China, France, Israel, the Philippines, Russia, and West Africa, showing how Sherer has depicted daily life in varied cultures.

 

A Beacon to the World: Art from the Sylvia Smith Lewis '74 and Byron E. Lewis Sr. Collection

Start Date: February 23, 2024
End Date: September 22, 2024
Location: Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA)
Address: 22 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: scma.smith.edu/art/exhibitions/beacon-world-art-sylvia-smith-lewis-74-and-byron-e-lewis-sr-collection

This special installation celebrates the recent donation of artwork from Sylvia Smith Lewis and her husband, Byron E. Lewis Sr. Lifelong supporters of Black artists, the Lewises built a major collection of modern and contemporary art. Unlike the majority of collectors and museums in the United States--who, until recently, ignored or marginalized work by Black artists--the Lewises have always championed the immense creativity and talent of these artists whose friendship they enjoyed and whose art they collected.

 

Menagerie

Artist: Turi MacCombie
Start Date: May 10, 2024
End Date: June 30, 2024
Location: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Thur & Sat 10am-6pm, Fri 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: rmichelson.com/artists/turi-maccombie/menagerie-recent-works-by-turi-maccombie

New watercolors.

 

Masters of Realism

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 1, 2024
End Date: June 15, 2024
Location: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: wbfinearts.com

William Baczek Fine Arts is proud to announce the opening of a group exhibition titled Masters of Realism. Ten of the most prominent realist painters from across the US will be exhibiting work for the show. Participating artists are Julie Beck, Matthew Cornell, Gregory Gillespie, Jeff Gola, Jane Lund, Rick Pas, Larry Preston, Scott Prior, Eric Wert, and Yin Yong Chun.

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

 

Painting the Persianate World: Portable Images on Paper, Cloth and Clay

Start Date: February 2, 2024
End Date: July 7, 2024
Location: Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA)
Address: 22 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: scma.smith.edu/art/exhibitions/painting-persianate-world-portable-images-paper-cloth-and-clay

Painting the Persianate World introduces a view of cultures in flux through migration and contact. The movement of people from regions that comprise today's Iran and Afghanistan to present-day Pakistan, India and Bangladesh--and with them the Persian language-- formed what has come to be known as the Persianate world. Manuscript illustrations, dye-painted textiles, and decorated ceramics played an important role in binding these regions together.

Contact: Tiffany Bradley
tbradley@smith.edu
413-585-2759

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Country Life

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 29, 2024
End Date: July 1, 2024
Location: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Mon & Wed-Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: shelburneartscoop.com

Pastoral images abound in the exhibition of paintings, prints, photographs, decorative and wearable fiber, sculpture, collage, jewelry, wood, metal, and mixed media pieces.

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

 

South Hadley Exhibits/Events

Quabbin Art Association

Artists: Quabbin Art Association
Start Date: June 3, 2024
End Date: July 1, 2024
Location: South Hadley Senior Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: 45 Dayton Street
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: southhadley.org/324/Council-on-Aging

The Quabbin Art Association opened a new group exhibit at the South Hadley Senior Center. More than two dozen pieces including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pencil and photography are available for viewing during regular business hours. Many pieces are for sale directly from the artists.

Contact: info@quabbinartassociation.com

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Frida Kahlo, Her Photos

Start Date: June 1, 2024
End Date: September 8, 2024
Location: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/frida-kahlo-her-photos

This profoundly moving and intimate exhibition reveals a series of images belonging to Frida's personal collection, which were locked up in a bathroom at the artist's residence, La Casa Azul (now Museo Frida Kahlo), for more than 50 years.

Contact: info@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

For the Love of Water

Artist: Joyce Belliveau
Start Date: June 10, 2024
End Date: July 5, 2024
Reception Date: June 13, 6-7pm
Location: Springfield JCC
Address: 1160 Dickinson Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldjcc.org/j-gallery

A selection of artistic creations by Joyce Belliveau that explores her love of water and beach scenes. Presented in an array of mediums, including watercolors, oils and pastels.

Contact: Yael Silver
ysilver@springfieldjcc.org

 

Wilbraham Art League

Artist: group show
Start Date: May 9, 2024
End Date: July 10, 2024
Location: Baystate Arts Alive Gallery, Baystate Medical Center, Daly 3 Connector
Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-8pm
Address: 759 Chestnut Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: wilbrahamartleague.org

The Wilbraham Art League will be showcasing their art in the Daly 3 Connector at Baystate Medical Center. Use the main entrance. Founded in 2007, the Wilbraham Art League was established to promote the understanding and appreciation of fine arts. Many of their artists will be participating with over 40 paintings in a wide range of mediums and styles on display. The diversity of their art makes their exhibits delightful and unique.

Contact: Roger Kellman
namllek@aol.com
413-233-7478

 

Look Again: Portraits of Daring Women

Artist: Julie Lapping Rivera
Start Date: April 27, 2024
End Date: February 23, 2025
Location: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/look-again-portraits-of-daring-women-by-julie-lapping-rivera

An homage to exceptional, pioneering women working across centuries. In a series of hand-carved, woodcut and collage prints, Leverett-based artist Julie Lapping Rivera highlights the lives and achievements of women who defied the status quo. Rivera's portraits invite the viewer to consider who is included, and omitted, from narratives of history today. There will be a talk with New York Times journalist Amy Padnani on September 5th, and a poetry reading on September 19th.

 

Sunderland Exhibits/Events

Awing & Honoring Frederick Gao Retrospective

Artist: Frederick Gao
Start Date: May 1, 2023
End Date: June 30, 2024
Location: Sunderland Public Library
Hours: Mon 10am-8pm, Tue & Wed 1-8pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 20 School Street
City/Town: Sunderland
Website: sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

Enter the world of Frederick Gao, an inner tapestry of lush landscapes, weathered New England barns, livestock and people, rendered into paintings and capturing his 30+ years of observing life in Western Massachusetts. Unlike most retrospectives, which show gradients of their perspective over time, Gao's body of work was produced through an impassioned flurry of five years. Gao passed away in 2023 before he was able to host an art show. This exhibit serves as a celebratory debut of Gao's work.

Contact: director@sunderlandpubliclibrary.org
413-665-2642

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

What's on Your Plate?

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 5, 2023
End Date: June 29, 2024
Location: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: Tue 10am-4pm, Wed-Sun 10am-6pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

The exhibit What's On Your Plate? asks artists to investigate the entanglement of food, time, commitment, and ecology. Curated by Exploded View, in collaboration with the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center 2024 Food, Farms, and Factories project and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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

 

Ware Exhibits/Events

WOW: Wisdom of Women

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: June 23, 2024
Location: ArtWorks Gallery
Hours: Sat & Sun 1-5pm
Address: 69 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org/exhibitions/wow-2024

Our planet may be on the eve of destruction! Amidst the challenges facing the world, Curator Terry Rooney has invited artists to the second WOW Show (Wisdom Of Women) to address pressing issues such as climate change, social justice issues and personal freedoms.

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

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Exuberant Expressionism: Trends in 21st Century Visual Art at Westfield Athenaeum

Artists: Marie Crane-Yvon, Ruth Kjaer
Start Date: May 14, 2024
End Date: August 31, 2024
Location: Jasper Rand Art Gallery at Westfield Athenaeum
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: westath.org

There are a number of interesting trends in 21st century art, and several artists in Western MA are on the forefront of these new directions. Marie Crane-Yvon and Ruth Kjaer illustrate probably the two most popular currents in recent art, one usually referred to as a minimalist approach to abstract art, and another that tends to go in the opposite direction, building paintings with many layers of exuberant color and texture. Lecture by Guy McLain about the artists and artwork: June 16, 2pm.

Contact: 413-568-7833

 

Craft & Maker Fairs / Open Studios / Pop-ups / Festivals

Franklin County Pride Parade & Festival

Date: Saturday, June 15, 12pm
Location: downtown, starts at Energy Park
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: franklincountypride.org/parade

The parade kicks off at 12pm aand marches down Federal Street, turns right onto Main Street, and then left to Energy Park. All of Miles Street down to Energy Park will be closed for the Franklin County Pride Festival, which occurs directly after the parade. You'll find vendors all along the street and in the park. Vendors represent community organizations, businesses, and crafts/merchandise. There will also be food trucks in the Energy Park parking lot.

 

Juneteenth Jubilee Springfield Family Fun Day

Date: Saturday, June 15, 12-7pm
Location: Blunt Park
Address: 1780 Roosevelt Avenue
City/Town: Springfield
Website: facebook.com/JuneteenthSpfldMA2023

Hosted by 93.7's DJ Meechie. Music by DJ Mike Torch and DJ Antdowe. Youth basketball clinic, Black Vivid fashion show, virtual arcade, taste of Dine Black, Juneeteenth Jubilee Awards Ceremony, D9 Presentations, free braids and haircuts, free food, ice cream truck, vendors, live performances, and more!

 

Queer Artisans Market

Date: Sunday, June 23, 10am-2pm, rain or shine
Location: The Mill District
Address: 91 Cowls Road
City/Town: Amherst
Website: facebook.com/share/Y6qds865RRsT7vxb

This FREE family friendly event will host makers of all sorts of lovely goods from members of the LGBTQIA+ community. This event will be ideally outdoors in front of the former Provisions space in the center of North Square in The Mill District. In the event of rain we will be able to pop-up inside of the former Provisions space to have an indoor event.

 

Holyoke Pridefest

Date: Saturday, June 22, 12-6pm
Location: Veterans Park
Address: Hampden & Maple Streets
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: holyokepride.org

Come celebrate the vibrant LGBTQ+ community of Holyoke with a day filled with love, acceptance, and joy. Indulge in delicious food, groove to the beats of local musicians, and be captivated by dazzling performances. Plus, explore the talent of local artists showcasing their work!

 

Open Studios with Casting Demonstrations

Date: Saturdays, 1-4pm, June 22, August 31 & October 12
Location: River Studios
Address: 42 East River Road
City/Town: Huntington
Website: andrewdevries.com

Award-winning master sculptor Andrew DeVries will demonstrate the ancient process of lost wax bronze casting at four Saturday afternoon Open Studios. Recognized worldwide for his depiction of ballet dancers, he is among a handful of artists in the US who not only create and design, but actually cast their own works in bronze. Events are limited to 12 people by reservation. Tickets are $25 per person and available online. The nonrefundable fee is dedicated to Sculpture Trail upkeep.

Contact: Andrew DeVries
andrew@andrewdevries.com
413-238-7755

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Mysterium: Queer/Trans Magic Magazine

Sponsoring Group Name: Fortuna Major Press / Astral Cherry Healing Arts
Deadline: August 31
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: astralcherryart.com/opportunities

Queer/Trans Magic Magazine is an international, biannual anthology celebrating LGBTQ+ creativity and liberation. Mysterium invites you to revel in the mysteries, mythologies, and traditions that shape our queer and trans experiences. Whether through short stories, personal essays, scholarly work, poetry, photography, visual art or even spellwork, we welcome it all! It is FREE to submit. Previously published work is welcome.

Contact: Lachlan Thompson
fortunamajorpress@gmail.com

 

6th Annual Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition

Sponsoring Group Name: Workshop13
Deadline: August 27
Submission/Entry Fees: $27 one entry / $37 two entries / $47 three entries
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org/exhibitions/2024-nefae-call-for-art

We welcome artwork in Traditional Realism in the following 7 categories: Oil Painting, Watercolor, Sculpture, Drawing/ Graphics, Acrylic (includes casein & egg tempera, Pastel, and Mixed Media. The juror for this show is Todd Casey. Entry deadline: August 27th by midnight. There is a one-time, non-refundable entry fee for submissions.

Contact: Mary Remington
remington@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Here and Now: Springfield

Sponsoring Group Name: Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, STCC
Deadline: June 15
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: stcc.io/carberry

The Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery on the campus of the Springfield Technical Community College seeks artists and photographers living in Springfield working in all mediums to apply for consideration to a special juried group exhibition called "Here and Now: Springfield." This show will be juried and curated by STCC fine arts students and the gallery director of the Carberry Gallery and on view from September to October 2024. All mediums considered.

Contact: SONDRA PERON
speron@stcc.edu
413-695-3196

 

NCFA Curatorial Committee

Sponsoring Group Name: Northampton Center for the Arts
Deadline: rolling
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org/art-gallery

NCFA seeks 5-6 community members to serve on a curatorial committee that will meet in July to choose exhibits for the Barn Door Gallery for the Sept '24 - Aug '25 season. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and the committee will include people who are invested in visual art in varying ways, and who represent a cross-section of our local community.

 

REFLECTIONS: Main Street Art Activations

Sponsoring Group Name: Cummington Cultural District
Deadline: June 15
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Cummington
Website: cummingtonculture.art

An annual application-based program offering up to $1,000 and marketing support to local artists and organizations to produce public artworks, cultural events, and other activities within the Cummington Cultural District. Preference will be given to artists from Cummington and the adjacent towns of Ashfield, Windsor, Worthington, Chesterfield, Goshen and Plainfield.

Contact: culturaldistrictcummington@gmail.com

 

THIS LAND at Art Fluent

Sponsoring Group Name: Art Fluent
Deadline: July 12, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: $25 first entry / $10 for each additional entry
City/Town: Boston
Website: artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=13407

Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, THIS LAND. The landscape, with its ocean waves sculpting cliffs and the earth's crust shaping mountains, is a testament to the planet's breathtaking beauty. This diversity of landscapes provides unlimited inspiration for artistic expression, offering so much to explore and countless ways to get creative. We're captivated by nature's endless beauty and invite you to share your perspective of THIS LAND.

Contact: Amy Matteson Neill
hello@art-fluent.com
508-419-1015

 

Downtown Northampton Sunday Block Party

Sponsoring Group Name: Spill the Tea Sis
Deadline: rolling
Submission/Entry Fees: no fee to apply
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forms.gle/jLtVCKA8zvmVVB93A

The Sunday Block Party runs the 2nd Sunday of every month May to October. We are particularly interested in artists, makers, musicians, farmers, local food businesses & divination readers for this event! BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Small Businesses encouraged! See website for full details.

 

4th Annual Pioneer Valley Art Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: Agawam Community Artists and Artisans
Deadline: July 1
Submission/Entry Fees: no fee to apply
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamarts.com

At the Agawam Polish American Club, Feeding Hills. Saturday August 24 & 25, 10am-4pm. 10x10 tent space $65. For entry form please contact Ceil Rossi.

Contact: Ceil Rossi
tocarefree2@hotmail.com
413-207-1247

 

Gallery A3 Open Call for Artists for 9th Juried Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Gallery A3
Deadline: June 28
Submission/Entry Fees: $38 for 3 entries, $7 for one additional entry, 4 entries max
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3-9thannualjuriedshow.artcall.org

Gallery A3's Call for Artists for Impermanence seeks art that speaks to the ever-changing, transient, and cyclical nature of all things as experienced in the realm of human relationships and emotions and as encountered in the material and natural worlds. Juror Maria Timina is Curator of Russian and European Art at the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College. Exhibit runs Aug 1-31. Opening Reception Aug 1 (5-8pm) and Art Forum Aug 15 (7:30pm). Full info on website.

 

Bridge of Flowers Art Show & Sale 2024

Sponsoring Group Name: Bridge of Flowers
Deadline: August 1
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: bridgeofflowersmass.org

The Bridge of Flowers Art Show and Sale is accepting applications for our second annual show August 16-18. More information and application forms are available on the Bridge of Flowers website. This is not a juried exhibition and there is no participation fee. However, all work must be for sale. This show is open to all West County artists working in 2D media. Please direct any questions to Ann Lofquist annlof@earthlink.net

Contact: ann lofquist
annlof@earthlink.net
805-603-8010

 

Ecstatic Resistance Magazine

Sponsoring Group Name: Fortuna Major Press / Astral Cherry Healing Arts
Deadline: June 30
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: astralcherryart.com/fmp

Calling all creatives, visionaries, and catalysts with a cause! Fortuna Major Press is thrilled to announce submissions to our first issue, Beyond Separation, are OPEN NOW. The mission: to amplify the voices of marginalized communities and uplift the work of creatives who are pushing boundaries and cultivating a world of justice and belonging. To learn more about the magazine and submit, visit astralcherryart.com/opportunities

Contact: Lachlan Thompson
fortunamajorpress@gmail.com

 

4th Annual LAVA Film Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: The LAVA Center
Deadline: August 11 (early bird deadline: July 21)
Submission/Entry Fees: free for Valley filmmakers (email for promo code)
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: thelavacenter.org/lava-film-festival

The newest, brightest, and best of Massachusetts filmmaking talent--from students to professionals and everyone in between! Festival dates: October 4-6. Submission requirements: Films must be made by current residents of Massachusetts. We will accept films and videos of any length, any subject, any style. Films must be creative projects in their own right, as opposed to live events or performances filmed for documentation purposes. Valley filmmakers can submit for free! To get a promo code to waive the entry fee, email us and tell us where you live.

Contact: info@thelavacenter.org

 

Artist in Residence at Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Sponsoring Group Name: Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Deadline: July 1, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/renaissance/2022-2023callproposals

Aided by the Center's collection of over 1,000 rare books, gardens, and meadowscape, artists are invited to explore how their work intersects with Renaissance (1490-1750) thought and craft to produce work that generates new perspectives on the relationship between the early modern world and our own. Projects should creatively open onto the ways in which today's most urgent topics ranging from global capitalism to environmental and social justice traffic in ideas that extend into the Renaissance.

Contact: Liz Fox
efox@umass.edu
413-577-3600

 

Field Trip

Sponsoring Group Name: Elusie Gallery
Deadline: June 13, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: antlereditions.com/fieldtrip

This is a show about the best feelings/moments/places of your youth. We want the viewers to enter the gallery and be immersed in an environment filled with whimsey, nostalgia and wonder. Pieces of any medium to show at Elusie Gallery- July 6th to July 30th. Opening during ArtWalk- Saturday July 6. Submissions due June 13th. Accepted submissions due by July 3rd at Elusie Gallery. Need to be ready to hang or display. Full details on website.

Contact: Lisa Hersey
lisa@antlereditions.com
413-204-2431

 

Summer 2024 Shows at Becket Arts Center

Sponsoring Group Name: Becket Arts Center
Deadline: July 1, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: $5-$20
City/Town: Becket
Website: 2024becketarts.artcall.org/current-calls-for-entry

We have several open calls for art including three large group shows and two small group shows. Apply now

Contact: Jenn Beatty
jenn@becketartscenter.org
413-623-6635

 

Mentoring Program for Early Career Artists from the Connecticut River Valley

Sponsoring Group Name: Valley Arts Mentors (VAM)
Deadline: rolling
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: artsmentors.org/mentorship

VAM is currently accepting registrations for mentors and mentees! We match 10 - 15 mentor/mentee pairs a year on a rolling basis. Commitment: Mentors and mentees connect online or in person once every two weeks for a six month period. Full details and registration form on website.

Contact: admin@artsmentors.org
508-439-2069

 

Display your art at The LAVA Center

Sponsoring Group Name: The LAVA Center
Deadline: open
Submission/Entry Fees: no fee to apply
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org/gallery-space

We have two gallery spaces in our large, window-less space in downtown Greenfield. No windows means no sun damage, and lots of uninterrupted white space to better highlight your work. Both gallery spaces include a reception, generally on the first weekend of the month; regular public gallery hours throughout the month; marketing and promotions: a press release sent to local and regional news outlets and being featured on our website, in our email newsletter, and in social media. Full details on website.

 

Borgia Gallery at Elms College

Sponsoring Group Name: Elms College
Deadline: July 12, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Chicopee
Website: elms.edu/academics/humanities/borgia-gallery

The Borgia Gallery at Elms College in Chicopee is seeking artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional or small three-dimensional media to exhibit work. The gallery space is approximately 1000 square feet, and it is located in the Mary Dooley College Center. Exhibitions run from 4 to 8 weeks in length and the college provides printed marketing materials such as postcards and flyers. Interested parties should submit 10 digital images or website to scoona@elms.edu

Contact: Dr Amber Scoon
scoona@elmse.edu

 

Classes / Workshops / Seminars / Meet Ups

Paste Paper and Journals with Lisa Hersey

Date & Time: Saturday, July 13 & 20, 9am-1pm
Fee: $300
Location: Antler Editions
Address: 1 Cottage Street, studio 512
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: antlereditions.com/workshops/icfr0xuvnvqv25uc3x60fw6qfdixrj

A two-day workshop where we will explore designing our own papers. The first day of class will be spent making our own paste paper designs using acrylic paint, paste, and various tools to create textures. We will also begin to sew our text blocks. The second day of class we will use our dried paste papers to bind small journals. We will then fold a paper slip case to house our books. Students will go home with the knowledge to create their own papers and small journals at home.

Contact: Lisa Hersey
lisa@antlereditions.com
413-204-2431

 

The Anatomy of Landscape Drawing with Barbara Johnson

Date & Time: June 23 & 30, 9am-5pm
Fee: $395
Location: Barbara Johnson Studio
Address: Cottage Street Studios #431
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: barbarajohnson.com

Learn the Building Blocks of Landscape Drawing: Plants, trees, clouds, land formations and their structure. Using a variety of drawing materials, you will explore texture and aerial perspective, how to effectively use the placement of the horizon in your drawings, and study many compositional devices that artists have used to convey depth and their feelings for their chosen subject. Local outdoor sites to be arranged. BYOL.

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

 

Cut Loose: Sip & Clip at Tip Top Wine Shop

Date & Time: Thursday, July 11, 7-9pm
Fee: $45
Location: Tip Top Wine Shop
Address: 150 Pleasant Street, #155
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: michaelsjostedt.com/shop/July-11-Sip-&-Clip-at-Tip-Top-Wine-Shop-p646020559

Pop the cork and unleash your creativity at the Cut Loose: Sip & Clip, a night of artistic adventure at Tip Top Wine Shop in Easthampton! Dive into a treasure trove of vintage Gourmet magazines and other fancy ephemera to piece together your very own collage art. This evening is all about letting loose, enjoying some fine wine, and unleashing your inner artist. All materials and wine samples included. Limited to 15 people!

Contact: Michael Sjostedt
msjost@gmail.com
413-230-1812

 

Boats and Beaches in Watercolor with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: 6:30-9pm, August 19, 21, 26 & 28
Fee: $160-$225 sliding scale
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org

Paint two waterscapes from photos over four sessions using various techniques like wet on wet, dry brush, and graded washes.

Contact: Kelly Silliman
programs@nohoarts.org
413-584-7327

 

Painting Summer Flowers with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: 6:30-9pm, August 5, 7, 12 & 14
Fee: $160-$225 sliding scale
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org

Paint some glorious flowers. In this 4 session class you will create two paintings, learning techniques such as wet on wet, dry brush, and a combo of both.

Contact: Kelly Silliman
programs@nohoarts.org
413-584-7327

 

Kitchen Table Monotype with Joyce Silverstone

Date & Time: Saturday, July 20, 10am-5pm
Fee: $140 + $25 materials fee
Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com/event/kitchen-table-monotype

Not all printmaking requires a press! Spend a day exploring the simple method of transferring ink to paper through hand pressure and the touch of a tool. Subtle, direct mark-making is the pleasure of this printing technique, always full of expressive possibilities. No printmaking experience is needed, just a desire to slow down and enjoy taking in the world through touch. Participants will create a small series of related monotype prints. This class is limited to 8 participants.

Contact: Kaye Carroll
kaye@zeamaysprintmaking.com
413-584-1783

 

Solstice Serenity: A Meditative Art Journey with Dori Dittmer

Date & Time: June 21, 2-4pm
Fee: free
Location: West Springfield Public Library
Address: 200 Park Street
City/Town: West Springfield
Website: wspl.org

Summer Solstice is June 20, bringing in a season of growth and transformation! Dori guides you through a journey of deep breathing, muscle relaxation, and a solstice meditation. This experience offers inspiration to respond with a drawing, a poem or even a dance. Immerse yourself in this gentle journey of creative expression and self-discovery. No experience needed -- just bring your open heart and curiosity. Free of charge, but we'll thank you for a small donation for the Library.

Contact: Dori Dittmer
oasisinthestorm@gmail.com
917-346-0969

 

Family Pride Day at Springfield Museums

Date & Time: June 22, 10am-5pm
Fee: free with museum admission
Location: Springfield Museums
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/program/family-pride-day-2024

Our annual celebration of diversity, equality, and family, featuring a rainbow of activities for all ages. Community "Mural", 11am-3pm: Join artist Amy Reyor and contribute to a piece of community artwork. Activities include: Pride Buttons, Design a Tote Bag, Collaborative Weaving, Dance Party, Make Your Own Pride Flag, Affirmation Bracelets.

Contact: info@springfieldmuseums.org

 

A Quick Spin at ClayWorks

Date & Time: June 15, 3-5:30pm
Fee: $65 per person / 10% member discount at checkout / sliding scale pricing available
Location: ClayWorks
Address: 71 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

Have you always wanted to try the potters' wheel? This is your chance! In this 2.5 hr workshop, our instructors will help get you centered then off you go! Ages 11+ or with parental assistance.

Contact: Mary Remington
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Date Night! at Clayworks with Sophia Aussant

Date & Time: June 14, 7-9:30pm
Fee: $130 per couple / 10% member discount at checkout / sliding scale pricing available
Location: ClayWorks
Address: 71 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

Get Dirty on Date Night at ClayWorks Pottery Studio. In this 2.5 hr workshop, our instructors will help get you centered then off you go. Ages 18+

Contact: Mary Remington
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Pencil, Paper, Draw! with Roc Goudreau

Date & Time: Thursdays, 5-7pm, June 20 - July 18
Fee: $125 / 10% member discount at checkout / sliding scale pricing available
Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

Have you always wanted to draw but don't know where to start? In this 4 week course, professional artist and illustrator Roc Goudreau will share his secrets using pencil techniques, proportions, shading, and measurement to make your art come to life! Ages 15 to adult. All materials included.

Contact: Mary Remington
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Canvas Connections: Adventures in Oil Painting at Resilient Community Arts

Date & Time: Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm, June 13-20
Fee: $90-$120 sliding scale
Location: Resilient Community Arts
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Ste #238
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: resilientcommunityarts.org/program-registration/p/canvas-connections-adventures-in-oil-painting

Join us to take your painting skills up a notch. The class is open to anyone, including beginner painters... we will meet you wherever your skill level is at! Painters can choose explorations in figurative painting or abstraction, still life, landscape, or portraiture, while receiving guidance and customized exercises from an RCA instructor. This 3-part course will cover color theory, tools and techniques specific to oil painting, and building confidence in your "finished" piece.

Contact: info@resilientcommunityarts.org
413-342-0396

 

ReWeaving Hope with Took Storm

Date & Time: Sunday, June 16, 12-3pm
Fee: $40 materials included
Location: The Mill District Local Art Gallery
Address: 91 Cowls Road
City/Town: Amherst
Website: generalstorelocalgallery.com

Create a personalized tapestry map while exploring tapestry symbolism through the act of warping and weaving on a loom. Only 10 seats! Masking is mandatory for all participants at artist's request. Ages 16+

Contact: Shannon Borrell
Gallery@cowls.com
413-835-0966

 

Cut Loose: Couture Collage @ Harper James with Michael Sjostedt

Date & Time: Thursday, June 20, 6:30-8:30pm
Fee: $45
Location: Harper James Clothing
Address: 106 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: michaelsjostedt.com/shop/June-20-Couture-Collage-@-Harper-James-p642529232

Swing by Harper James to mix, mingle, and make. Craft your own style narrative, piecing together unique collage art from fabulous magazines and vintage catalogs. No experience? No problem! With a spread of materials at your fingertips and experts to guide you, you'll craft collages that speak your style language, whether to adorn your walls or to share as one-of-a-kind gifts. Fee includes all materials and light refreshments. Limited to 15 people.

Contact: Michael Sjostedt
msjost@gmail.com
413-230-1812

 

Creative Teens Matter at Make-It Springfield

Date & Time: starts in June, see schedule on website
Fee: varies / scholarships available
Location: Make-It Springfield
Address: 286 Bridge Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: makeitspringfield.org/creativeteens

Nominate a talented young artist between the ages of 13-18 for this summer opportunity designed for teens with a true passion for creativity and a commitment to growth. This course offers two tracks of study: FASHION and INTERDISCIPLINARY. Upon completion, teens will receive an award and certification from Make-It Springfield, recognizing their dedication, talent, and artistic development. For more info and to nominate a teen, visit the website.

Contact: Jamila Jackson
jamila@makeitspringfield.org

 

Beginner Jewelry Crafting at Make-It Springfield

Date & Time: June 22, 11:30am-1pm
Fee: $20
Location: Make-It Springfield
Address: 286 Bridge Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: makeitspringfield.eventbrite.com

A fun hands-on experience covering the essential tools and materials for creating hand-made jewelry with craft wire, findings, and glass beads. Create a wearable pendant and a piercing or clip-on style earring set. and learn techniques and design considerations that you can have fun experimenting with. Includes all materials. Make-It is committed to making our activities financially accessible; we are an accessible space; metered parking is 25¢ for 30 minutes and free after 6pm and on weekends.

Contact: Marla Shelasky
info@makeitspringfield.org

 

Sewing Basics with Sheldon Smith

Date & Time: Thursdays, June 13 & 27, 4-6pm
Fee: $10
Location: Make-It Springfield
Address: 286 Bridge Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: makeitspringfield.eventbrite.com

We have a room full of sewing machines for you to learn new sewing skills or bring a project to work on! This is a skill sharing opportunity for people with all levels of machine sewing. Beginners can try out our machines and more advanced sewers can drop in to work on projects in process. We have notions and some fabrics to share. Try a workshop and then stop in other days to practice your craft. This class will be guided by artist Sheldon Smith.

Contact: Marla Shelasky
info@makeitspringfield.org

 

Beginning Embroidery at Paper City Fabrics

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm, June 25 - July 30
Fee: $120
Location: Paper City Fabrics
Address: 330 High Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: papercityfabrics.com/products/beginning-embroidery-tuesdays-5-30-7-00-pm

Learn the basics of embroidery in this 6-week class. Students will learn the 6 basic stitch types (straight, chain, knotted, couching/applique, cross stitch, and beading); embroider on a variety of surfaces with different thread types and materials; create finished pieces that utilize a variety of interacting techniques; and understand their embroidered work within its historical and cultural context.

Contact: Jeff Cattel
info@papercityfabrics.com
413-322-9419

 

Learn to Sew for 10-14 Year Olds at Paper City Fabrics

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30pm, June 26 - August 7
Fee: $120
Location: Paper City Fabrics
Address: 330 High Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: papercityfabrics.com/products/learn-to-sew-10-14-years-old-wednesdays-4-30-6-30-pm

Learn the basics of machine sewing in this 6-week class. Students will learn sewing machine safety, how to set up their sewing machine, complete basic stitches, and make a custom tote bag.

Contact: Jeff Cattel
info@papercityfabrics.com
413-322-9419

 

Learn to Sew for 7-10 Years Olds at Paper City Fabrics

Date & Time: Thursdays, 5-6pm, June 27 - August 8
Fee: $120
Location: Paper City Fabrics
Address: 330 High Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: papercityfabrics.com/products/learn-to-sew-7-10-years-old-thursday-5-00-6-00-pm

Learn the basics of hand sewing during this 6-week class. Students will learn to thread and knot a needle, sew a running stitch, back stitch and whip stitch. By the end of class, students will make their own custom designed softie/stuffed animal.

Contact: Jeff Cattel
info@papercityfabrics.com
413-322-9419

 

Workshop: What is a robot?

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 11, 3-4:30pm
Fee: none
Location: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

This workshop will include physical improvisation and dramaturgical engagement with "Generation Alpha," whose interaction and understanding of robotic technologies is deep and entwined. Questions will include: What is a robot? How much of a robot are you? And opportunities for participants to create their own robotic creations out of cheap materials. For kids 4-14 yrs. Part of NADA Art Collective's "R.U.R. or Rossum's Universal Robots" at A.P.E.

 

Pop Up Books 1.0 with Lisa Hersey

Date & Time: Friday, June 28, 6-9pm
Fee: $60
Location: Antler Editions
Address: 1 Cottage Street, studio 512
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: antlereditions.com/workshops/pop-up-books-10

Create your own short popup book using three different pop up techniques. Students should come with an idea or two for a short story, think of something that can be told in three scenes. We will explore three different techniques, then work on sketching and creating three spreads and a cover. Students bring their preferred dry medium for creating work (markers, pencils, crayons.) Students will be able to recreate their work at home with cardstock paper.

Contact: Lisa Hersey
lisa@antlereditions.com
413-204-2431

 

Nature Journaling at the Medicine Garden with Elayna Sturm

Date & Time: Saturday, June 15, 10am-12pm
Fee: $5-40
Location: The People's Medicine Project Homestead Garden
Address: address provided upon registration
City/Town: Conway
Website: elaynasturm.com/nature-journaling-in-the-medicine-garden

Nature journaling is a means of connecting to where you are through art, writing, and observation. Nature journaling can include elements of drawing, writing, painting, collaging, and whatever else you may please! People of all ages and any skill level are welcome to join. Half of the proceeds from this class will be donated to the People's Medicine Project.

Contact: Elayna Sturm
thefantasiesofyouth@gmail.com

 

Nature Journaling at Child's Park with Elayna Sturm

Date & Time: Saturdays, 10am-12pm, June 29, July 13 & July 27
Fee: $5-40
Location: Childs Park
Address: 71 N Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: elaynasturm.com/nature-journaling-2024

Nature journaling is a means of connecting to where you are through art, writing, and observation. Nature journaling can include elements of drawing, writing, painting, collaging, and whatever else you may please! This event will include an overview of what nature journaling is/can be, observational skills, and the impact of what we choose to give our attention to. People of all ages and any skill level are welcome to join!

Contact: Elayna Sturm
thefantasiesofyouth@gmail.com

 

Print and Stitch Workshop with Julie Crabtree

Date & Time: June 22 & 23, 1-4pm each day
Fee: $125 + $28 materials fee
Location: Salmon Falls gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: artlink.click/800c79n

You'll begin by using household items like bubble wrap, corks, and stencils to print and overprint paint onto paper and fabric, creating a base design. You'll then layer the printed background with shear materials and netting to create a unique background for hand stitching. You might cut back layers, and add beads and found objects to create texture. You'll learn simple stitches and see samples of Julie's work for inspiration. You'll go home at the end of day two with your own completed artwork.

Contact: 413-625-9833

 

Summer Solstice Crafting at Sulis Studio

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 18, 6:30-8:30pm
Fee: $5-20
Location: Sulis Studio
Address: Brushworks Arts and Industry Building, 221 Pine Street, #253
City/Town: Florence
Website: partiful.com/e/3XZM9L817rLBJ5sZgaT9

Summer in the Northern hemisphere is lush and ripe. A time when fruit and veggies are plenty, and the days are warmer and longer. A chance to revel in and share in gratitude for the abundant provisions of Earth. Come for an evening of crafting, making mini fruits out of model clay, tending to the community altar, and reflecting on how we are shaping our individual and collective worlds this summer.

Contact: Elayna Sturm
thefantasiesofyouth@gmail.com

 

Cut Loose: Cocktails & Collage with Michael Sjostedt

Date & Time: Saturday, June 15, 1-3pm
Fee: $45
Location: Fame Lounge/Eatery
Address: 386 Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: michaelsjostedt.com

Come to Fame Lounge/Eatery to chill, create, and connect on Saturday, June 15. Arrive early to settle in with a cocktail and some delicious eats! We'll have fun cutting up classic celebrity magazines, sexy catalogs, comic books, and other vintage treasures for our collaging pleasure. Everyone will take home several handmade collages--to keep or gift! $45 per person - all materials included. Workshop is limited to 25 people.

Contact: Michael Sjostedt
msjost@gmail.com
413-230-1812

 

Weekly Drawing Class with Eliza Moser

Date & Time: Fridays, 10am-12pm; OR Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Fee: $160 (4-week class)
Location: Eliza Moser Fine Art - Studio & Gallery
Address: 21 College Street, Suite #9
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: elizamoser.com

Join us for our weekly drawing class to learn the fundamentals of classical drawing. Open to all skill levels, this class will teach students a step-by-step process of drawing. New students will begin with drawing exercises designed to teach the method, after which students may bring in projects or subject matters of their own choosing. The regular nature of this class encourages students to build up their drawing skills over time and apply what they've learned to their own artistic goals.

Contact: Eliza Moser
elizamoserfineart@gmail.com
413-204-4797

 

Beginning Stained Glass at Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio

Date & Time: June 15, 1-5:30pm
Fee: $125
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, suite 229
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher or ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. We will cover the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. The perfect class for students with no experience or intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels welcome. Glass and supplies are included in the tuition and the use of all tools. Dates for same class: June 29, July 13, 14, 27.

Contact: Heather McLean
Info@DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com
413-559-1010

 

Hard Cover Journals with Lisa Hersey

Date & Time: Saturday, June 15, 1-5pm
Fee: $150
Location: Antler Editions
Address: 1 Cottage Street, studio 512
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: antlereditions.com/workshops/hard-cover-journals

This structure is great for people who like to stick extra stuff into their journals. It is a hard cover variation of a long stitch. The spine is wider than normal to accommodate extra growth in the text block without bulging like many store bought journals do. Students will choose from a variety of book clothes, end sheets and a threads. We will create our covers, fold the signatures, and sew a book. Students will leave with two books.

Contact: Lisa Hersey
lisa@antlereditions.com
413-204-2431

 

Summer Camps at CyclePottery

Date & Time: July 15 - August 23, Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm (three sessions)
Fee: $450
Location: CyclePottery
Address: 42 Maple Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: artlink.click/9dc1f7

SUMMER CAMPS! July 15th -19th: w/ Kathryn & Sophia. July 29th - Aug 2nd: w/Kathryn & Owen. August 19th - 23rd: (9-12 year olds) w/Kathryn & Sophia. Ages 9+. Learn more & register on website.

 

Amherst Plein Air Society

Date & Time: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 9am-1pm, until October 31
Fee: $45 annual dues
Location: Amherst area
City/Town: Amherst
Website: facebook.com/Amherst-Plein-Air-Society-392391357552048

APAS artists paint en plein air together three days a week from 9am-1pm at different beautiful locations in the Valley. All media, ages, and levels of experience are warmly welcome. We are a friendly, supportive group of artists who learn from and help each other grow in our work. To come try a paint-out to see if APAS is a good fit for you, email Susanne.

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

 

Drop-In Public Studio at Resilient Community Arts

Date & Time: second Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm
Fee: donations appreciated but not required
Location: Resilient Community Arts
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Ste #238
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: resilientcommunityarts.org/program-registration/p/drop-in-studio

The time is yours! Drop In Public Studio is supervised by RCA studio assistants and instructors. There is no set theme or project for drop-in studio hours, but our staff will always be there to share new techniques, equipment, and ideas with you! Come to hang out in community, use any of RCA's supplies, and create independently! Artists younger than 11 must be accompanied by an adult, ages 12-17 need written or phone call permission from a guardian to be at the studio without an adult.

Contact: info@resilientcommunityarts.org
413-342-0396

 

Queer And Trans Art Group at Resilient Community Arts

Date & Time: June 12 (every other Wednesdays), 7-8:30pm
Fee: donations appreciated but not required
Location: Resilient Community Arts
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Ste #238
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: resilientcommunityarts.org/program-registration/p/qtag

Open to anyone who identifies as queer, trans, or gender-expansive. This is a bi-weekly program happens every other Wednesday at 7pm with our fabulous facilitator Mi! Come hang out, make art in community, or just connect with other queer and trans folks in a safer space.

Contact: info@resilientcommunityarts.org
413-342-0396

 

Week-Long Art Workshops for Kids at Artspace

Date & Time: July 8 - August 7 (4 week-long workshops)
Fee: $179 per workshop
Location: Artspace Community Arts Center
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artspacegreenfield.org/classes-workshops

Young artists can unleash their creativity each week with multi-media projects, movement, and play. Summer is a time for fun and to learn new techniques for creative self-expression! These workshops are geared towards kids ages 7-11. If your child is a year or two outside of our age range and you think they would fit well with this workshop, we would love to have them! Please email our office alongside your registration or prior to registering if you have questions.

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

 

Snow Farm Summer for Teens

Date & Time: Session 1: June 30 - July 13; Session 2: July 14-27
Fee: varies / scholarships available
Location: Snow Farm, The New England Craft Program
Address: 5 Clary Road
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: snowfarm.org/teens/summer-art-program

Snow Farm Summer is a welcoming, creative community with small classes, intensive instruction, passionate instructors, and modern studios. Open to teens ages 14-18. The heart of the program are the studio classes in flameworking, ceramics, painting & drawing, metalsmithing/jewelry, sculpture, and flat glass. Students enroll in two studios each session; one class meets in the morning from 9am to 12pm and the second one meets from 1pm to 4pm. Full details on website.

Contact: highschool@snowfarm.org
413-268-3101

 

Studio / Artist Space Available / Seeking Artist Space

Ceramic Artist Looking for Studio Share

Location: Northampton area
Website: anitawalling.com

Ceramic artist looking for peaceful shared studio space. I create porcelain pinch pots. I come with a work table, shelving, my supplies and tools, and a Skutt 822 kiln. And quite a bit of finished or in process work. Currently working in 110 sq ft with the kiln outside but that is feeling a little tight. Moving to the NoHo area from Asheville the end of May.

Contact: Anita Walling
AnitaWalling@mailhaven.com

 

Art Crowdfunding / Fundraising / Crowdsourcing / Volunteer Help

Swanson's Fabrics and The Stash House: 10K Matching Grant Campaign to Improve Facilities

Goal: $10,000
End Date: June 30
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: patronicity.com/stashhouse

Swanson's Fabrics and The Stash House, Franklin County's creative reuse store, sewing “gym,” and education center, has been approved for a 10K “Biz-M-Power” crowdfunding matching grant to purchase a robotic long-arm quilting machine and facilities improvements for their maker's space. The Stash House includes a donation center, thrift shop, and community classroom. Memberships start at $25/month, with access to machines, discounts on workshops, first look at weekly website listings and more.

Contact: Elsa Cousins
elsa@swansonsfabrics.com

 

Make-it Springfield 2024 Appeal: Support our Teens

Goal: open
End Date: December 31
City/Town: Springfield
Website: makeitspringfield.org/teen-appeal2024

Help us reach our goal to provide transportation services for teens who will spend time creating and inventing at Make-it Springfield. Providing transportation addresses a key barrier to high-quality, out-of-school resources for youth. Our ability to provide transportation removes this barrier for the teens in our community who tell us that transportation issues restrict their ability to access our space.

Contact: info@makeitspringfield.org

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