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This Week's Newsletter: October 15, 2019

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
October 15, 2019
Issue #580

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Featured Listings:

FALL into Art

Date: October 19, 10am-4pm & October 20, 12-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Senior Center
Address: 104 Allen Street
City/Town: Hampden
Website: scanticriverartisans.org

3rd Annual Scantic River Artisans juried art show. Art auction, demonstrations, refreshments. Awards at 2pm, October 20th.

Contact: 413-205-7985

 

Northampton Open Media Relaunch Party & NOM Fest NOW

Date: Friday, October 18, 6:30-9pm
Location Name: Northampton Open Media
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: northamptontv.org

Northampton Open Media (NOM), formerly Northampton Community Television, is celebrating a relaunch and rebrand. NOM has a long and recognized history of innovating within their field, and that trend continues with its new project NOM Fest NOW, an experimental film festival that utilizes the medium of Twitch. It's a live stream festival, a 48-hour celebration of local and community moving image and chat that will begin October 18th at 8pm live during the NOM Relaunch Party.

Contact: Albert Williams
413-587-3550

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Photography

Artist: Richard Harper
Start Date: October 1, 2019
End Date: October 31, 2019
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org

Mr. Harper is a retired pharmaceutical chemist and has made photography his hobby in retirement. Mr. Harper states, "a chemist will tell you that matter can neither be created nor destroyed, only altered. A photographer will tell you that matter can becaptured for eternity. The world is full of beauty and should be preserved for eternity".

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

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Soap, Water, and Wool

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 5, 2019
End Date: November 2, 2019
Location Name: Amherst Historical Society and Museum
Hours: Fri-Sat 12-4pm
Address: 67 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amhersthistory.org

Inside the Simeon Strong House, we are pleased to present an exhibit of wool felted artwork by Sally Dillon, Margaret Stancer and Florence Rosenstock. Landscapes, fish, fungi, vessels and a series of eyes show the variety of expressions available with imagination and the ability to manipulate Soap, Water & Wool. Visit the Amherst Historical Museum and Society and explore the fantastical world of felting!

Contact: Marianne Curling
amhersthistory@gmail.com
413-256-0678

 

Local: Photographs by Sandra Matthews

Artist: Sandra Matthews
Start Date: October 13, 2019
End Date: November 6, 2019
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass Amherst
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, Hampden Commons
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fineartscenter.com/hampden

The photographs in this exhibition, all made in rural areas and towns in Massachusetts, invite the contemplation of structures and markers placed in local landscapes. To place a structure or marker in the landscape, whether for private or public purposes, is to assert a claim on territory and ultimately on history. Whose histories are represented in the landscapes of Massachusetts? What remains invisible?

Contact: Sally Curcio
413-545-3394

 

Mythologies

Artist: Rina Goldfield
Start Date: October 13, 2019
End Date: November 6, 2019
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass Amherst
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, Hampden Commons
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fineartscenter.com/hampden

Goldfield calls her paintings a "small" feminist rebellion.

Contact: Sally Curcio
413-545-3394

 

Beyond the Beach & Mixed Media Paintings

Artists: Eric Broudy, Keith Hollingworth
Start Date: October 3, 2019
End Date: November 2, 2019
Location Name: Gallery A3
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Eric Broudy exhibits photographic images inspired by time spent on a beach in South Carolina while Keith Hollingworth displays a series of mixed media paintings rooted in a contemplative meditative practice.

Contact: Eric Broudy
ericbroudy@comcast.net

 

Where Land and Sky Meet

Artist: Frederick Burrington
Start Date: October 3, 2019
End Date: November 2, 2019
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hopeandfeathersframing.com/burrington

Burrington is a seventh-generation resident of the small rural town of Heath. He describes Heath as a place where land and sky meet, where future and past coexist in an uneasy truce, where nature transcends the human presence. The light and landscape here is an endless source of inspiration for him. He creates his highly-detailed realist artworks in a variety of traditional mediums: oils, egg tempera, pastel, watercolor, and ink. He explores different mediums as he continues to explore the land and sky.

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

 

12 Artists at Main Street Studios

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 3, 2019
End Date: October 30, 2019
Location Name: Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.joneslibrary.org

Twelve artists who have painted over the years at Main Street Studios (16 Main Street, Amherst) will display their art at the Burnett Gallery on the second floor of the Jones Library.

Contact: Linn Bower
Linnfbo@gmail.com
413 237-5959

 

A Life of Exploration

Artist: Avital Sagalyn
Start Date: October 4, 2019
End Date: December 8, 2019
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: 151 Presidents Drive, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/umca

Provides a glimpse into the range of Sagalyn's work and rich cultural history. Sagalyn was among the first female Fulbright scholars selected to study painting in Paris in the early 1950s. While working in New York and Paris, she was befriended by such iconic 20th century artists as Picasso, Ruben Tam, de Kooning, Richard Pousette-Dart, among others. In presenting Sagalyn's first museum exhibition, the UMCA will display a selection of her cubist and abstract drawings, sculptures, and textile designs.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Disruptions & Continuities: Recent Work by George Wardlaw

Artist: George Wardlaw
Start Date: September 25, 2019
End Date: October 25, 2019
Location Name: The Herter Art Gallery
Address: 125A Herter Hall, UMass
City/Town: Amherst

In this final body of work, Wardlaw enters into a dialogue with Picasso's portraits of women, to confront the latter on his treatment and depictions of women. Interjecting with imagery from his own lexicon of hard-edged geometric abstraction, Wardlaw relentlessly layers, arranges, and rearranges to mutate the syntax of these complicated portraits. The resulting work is a new gestalt -- a dynamic terrain of contesting forms and legacies.

Contact: 413-545-0976

 

Cycles

Artist: Leonardo Drew
Start Date: September 20, 2019
End Date: December 8, 2019
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: 151 Presidents Drive, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/umca

Drew's powerfully large, yet fragile prints transform cotton paper pulp and pigment into what appears to suggest densely populated cities, the forest, or an urban wasteland. Drew's sculptural installations in wood start with a raw material, transforming and reconstructing its essence until it resembles debris. Through this process, the artist articulates diverse histories of chaos, and cycles of birth and death.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Breathing Room

Artist: Lydia Kinney
Start Date: September 5, 2019
End Date: October 28, 2019
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherstma.gov

A departure from her smaller works on paper and larger canvas pieces, a new studio has provided the artist with traction and freedom to create larger paintings and drawings on wood panels. The resulting work shown (2018-2019) is free to be sparse, lush, dark, and electrified.

Contact: Lydia Kinney
lydiamkinney@gmail.com
413-475-0033

 

It Comes To This: Gallery A3 at GoBerry

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 20, 2019
End Date: October 31, 2019
Location Name: GoBerry
Address: 28 Amity Street, Suite 1E
City/Town: Amherst

Abstract works by Gallery A3 artists. Come enjoy a Frosty Yogurt and experience this fresh and colorful extravaganza! Image: Watercolor by Larry Smith.

 

Jewish Papercuts

Artist: Greta Kessler
Start Date: August 1, 2019
End Date: October 27, 2019
Location Name: Jewish Community of Amherst
Hours: Tue-Thur 10am-4pm, Fri 10am-3pm
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: jcamherst.org

Traditional papercuts were made by Jews in Central and Eastern Europe for holidays, birth announcement, ritual events, marriage contracts, memorials, new moon blessings and placed in synagogues. A revival of papercut artwork has taken place in the past 60 years. Greta's papercuts celebrate Jewish holidays and the historical land of Israel. She uses many Judaic symbolic forms in her designs. He imagery is sourced in the Bible, Psalms, Jewish history, and observations of nature in Israel.

Contact: Janet Winston
janetawinston@gmail.com
413-253-9483

 

Youth Voices for the Planet

Artists: South Hadley High School Students
Start Date: July 1, 2019
End Date: November 1, 2019
Location Name: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hours: Tue-Thur 9am-5:30pm, Fri 9am-5pm
Address: 45 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hitchcockcenter.org/hitchcock-youth-gallery

A local initiative saw several dozen South Hadley High School students step beyond the walls of the school when they staged a walkout this past spring to protest climate change. The school group marched over a mile from the school to Town Hall to raise environmental awareness. The exhibit features their protest signs as well as images from the event.

Contact: Jessica Schultz
jessica@hitchcockcenter.org
413-256-6006

 

Belchertown Exhibits/Events

QAA Monthly Meeting with Guest Artist Steve Walbridge

Date: Thursday, October 17, 6:30pm
Location Name: Belchertown Town Hall
Address: 2 Jabish Street
City/Town: Belchertown
Website: www.quabbinartassociation.com

Join Quabbin Art Association for their monthly meeting and a live painting demonstration with artist Steve Walbridge. Steve is an award-winning artist in oils, watercolors, pen & ink, and pencil. Steve exhibits a wide range of interests and expressions by working in portraiture, landscapes, Impressionism and by pushing the boundaries of abstract painting by periodically expanding his painting into the framing itself.

Contact: Susan Shea
413-210-8881

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

The Lost Seclusion Drawings of Cletus Van Stratten

Artist: Ken Gagne
Start Date: October 12, 2019
End Date: November 5, 2019
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BigRedFrame.com/elusie

Charcoal portraits by Cletus Van Stratten in NYC in 1975. For three months Clete retreated in a dimly lit room, ingesting varying amounts of hallucinatory drugs. Every week one visitor was allowed to enter the room, serving as a model for Van Stratten's drawings. In 1978, Van Stratten was killed by a hit-and-run driver on his way back from eating breakfast for dinner at a deli located on 2nd Avenue and 7th Street. "Sometimes I miss him," states Ken Gagne "curator" of this exhibit.

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

 

Old Town Hall Ball

Date: Saturday, October 19, 7-10pm
Location Name: Eastworks Ball Room
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: laudable.live/cityspace

Easthampton's Old Town Hall turns 150 years old and guests are invited to an evening with music performances, dancing, and historic installations. Get gussied-up in the era of your choice, past, present, or future, show off your time machine elegance, and dance to timeless music by Baby Soda and Ch'Chunk. Guests will enjoy an evening of passed hors d'oeuvres, special Old Town Hall prizes, and a night to remember. Help support this vital center for the arts! Tickets $20 or $25 at the door.

Contact: Burns Maxey
info@cityspaceeasthampton.org
413-282-7705

 

Patricia Crutchfield

Artist: Patricia Crutchfield
Start Date: October 12, 2019
End Date: November 7, 2019
Reception Date: November 2, 5-8pm
Location Name: Easthampton Media in Eastworks
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: floydgallery.com

Pat Crutchfield captures the color, art, and play in her large scale print exhibit, Celebrate Springfield 2019. Pat walked following the art and the passion from block to block. She provides insights that most city dwellers have yet to discover. Feel alive. Come see cultural revitalization. Image (c)Pat Crutchfield, 2019.

Contact: Robert Floyd
floyd@floydgallery.com
413-529-2635

 

Monster Arts Project IV

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 12, 2019
End Date: November 3, 2019
Location Name: MAP Gallery, Eastworks
Hours: Fri-Sat 12-6pm, Sun 11am-3pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 137
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/MonsterArtsProject

Monster Arts Project returns for its fourth installment, with 23 artists working on the theme of monsters in various mediums. All set in a magical multi-sensory world, Monster Arts Project transports visitors into another time and world in which to view the amazing monster themed artwork.

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

 

Figure drawing, and...

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 12, 2019
End Date: October 31, 2019
Location Name: ECA Gallery
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/event/figure-drawing-and

The Northampton Center for the Arts Drawing Group presents an exhibition of drawings by several of their members. Curated by Steve Stankiewicz.

Contact: arts@easthamptonma.gov
413-529-1425

 

Nature Photography

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 3, 2019
End Date: November 2, 2019
Location Name: Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-3pm
Address: 127 Combs Road
City/Town: Easthampton

Features the photographs of some of John Green's current and former students in his nature photography classes at the Hill Institute in Florence. John Green, a naturalist and photographer well known in the Pioneer Valley, believes it is important for students to see their work on display and scrutinized by the public, which makes them better photographers. (Image by John Taylor, a former student.)

Contact: arcadia@massaudubon.org
413-584-3009

 

Art in the Orchard 2019

Start Date: August 10, 2019
End Date: November 24, 2019
Location Name: Park Hill Orchard
Hours: dawn to dusk
Address: 82 Park Hill Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.parkhillorchard.com/art

Fifth Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Park Hill Orchard. 30 new juried sculptures and installations by local and regional artists. Music, theater, dance, puppetry and other events happening alongside the sculpture exhibit. Visit Art in the Orchard's website or Facebook Page for the list of events

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

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

The Art of Jeff Wrench

Artists: Jeff Wrench
Start Date: October 6, 2019
End Date: October 31, 2019
Location Name: The Ballroom at Hawks and Reed
Address: 4298 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/events/521962835301452

Jeff Wrench is a self-taught painter that interprets people's faces through intuitive color choices and bold brush marks. The new exhibit will feature portraits painted of attendees from a 2018 interactive art piece called "Exquisite Corpse" hosted at Hawks and Reed last year. Wrench solicited drawings and text from attendees to make collaborative images.

Contact: Jeff Wrench
jeff@noisician.com
203-524-4861

 

Hampden Exhibits/Events

FALL into Art

Date: October 19, 10am-4pm & October 20, 12-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Senior Center
Address: 104 Allen Street
City/Town: Hampden
Website: scanticriverartisans.org

3rd Annual Scantic River Artisans juried art show. Art auction, demonstrations, refreshments. Awards at 2pm, October 20th.

Contact: 413-205-7985

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Deconstructing Roy Lichtenstein

Artist: David Barsalou
Start Date: October 10 2019
End Date: November 21, 2019
Reception Date: Thursday, October 17, 4:30-6:30pm
Location Name: The Taber Art Gallery
Address: Mon-Thur 10am-5pm
Address: Holyoke Community College
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: thetaberartgallery.blogspot.com

An extensive, internationally recognized art history research project. Presented in large-scale digital format, this exhibition presents a comparative analysis of Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein's paintings with the original source images he copied from 1960's comic books... Focusing exclusively on Lichtenstein's use of 'Love and Romance' imagery from 1961 to 1965. Deconstructing Lichtenstein recognizes the numerous artists Lichtenstein swiped without giving proper credit or compensation.

Contact: 413-552-2614

 

Reliquary of Blackness

Start Date: August 27, 2019
End Date: October 23, 2019
Location Name: Wistariahurst
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.Wistariahurst.org

The exhibit showcases some of the results of a two year-long project to document the history of Holyoke's Black residents throughout the centuries, with a particular focus on the experiences of those living and working in Holyoke during the mid- 20th Century. September 19, 6-9pm: "Performing Blackness: An Arts Expo and Curator Talk" - Black Holyoke researcher, oral historian, and Reliquary of Blackness exhibit curator Erika Slocumb will present her work at this showcase of art and music.

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

 

Jane E. Simpson & Sheila King

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 14, 2019
End Date: October 26, 2019
Location Name: PULP
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

Sheila King has been obsessively working on a series of abstract paintings that explore geometric patterns inspired by the world around her. There is an emotional, spiritual intensity felt in the shapes and colors. Jane E. Simpson creates work using old paper and materials foraged from nature, salvaged from the recycling center or sifted from her sewing box. These components, along with photo inspired pencil drawings, trace humanity through the generations.

Contact: Dean Brown
dean@homeandhomme.com
413-362-6368

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Flowers and Farms

Artist: Lori Lynn Hoffer
Start Date: October 5, 2019
End Date: October 27, 2019
Reception Date: Sunday, October 20, 4-6pm
Location Name: Leverett Crafts and Arts (LCA)
Hours: Sat-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.lorilynnfineart.com

Local landscape/botanical painter Lori Lynn focuses on the beauty and abundance of our lovely Pioneer Valley, painting in a highly saturated colorist style reminiscent of stained glass. She works in oil paint on black canvas, creating plant portraits that vibrate with life and movement.

Contact: Lori Lynn Hoffer
lorilynn@waterlilydesign.com

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Gardens of Illusion

Artist: El Gato Chimney
Start Date: October 9, 2019
End Date: November 9, 2019
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

New work by Italian artist El Gato Chimney. His surreal gouache paintings feature birds, flowers, floating flames, mysterious landscapes, and enigmatic symbols. As he puts it, "[M]y work seeks to portray the fact that we will never totally understand this reality; that this reality is filled with magic." A self-taught artist, El Gato Chimney began his art career with street art at age 16. Since then his work has shown in galleries and art fairs in Rome, London, NYC, Madrid, Berlin, and more.

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

 

Northampton Open Media Relaunch Party & NOM Fest NOW

Date: Friday, October 18, 6:30-9pm
Location Name: Northampton Open Media
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: northamptontv.org

Northampton Open Media (NOM), formerly Northampton Community Television, is celebrating a relaunch and rebrand. NOM has a long and recognized history of innovating within their field, and that trend continues with its new project NOM Fest NOW, an experimental film festival that utilizes the medium of Twitch. It's a live stream festival, a 48-hour celebration of local and community moving image and chat that will begin October 18th at 8pm live during the NOM Relaunch Party.

Contact: Albert Williams
413-587-3550

 

Fourth Horse

Artist: Phil Lawrence
Start Date: October 4, 2019
End Date: October 31, 2019
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Seventy-year-old Lawrence has achieved a high-class mastery of minimalist and conceptualist art. "There is a certain painterly quality I strive for, I enjoy color combination and brush strokes. Simple design, numerical consistency, color, and brushwork, eschewing narration. How to make something basically uninteresting, interesting?" The title of the show derives from the teaching of Buddha on the four horses of devotion.

Contact: Mike Tillyer
artists@anchorhouseartists.org
413-588-4337

 

Variations on One Thing

Artist: Anna Bayles Arthur
Start Date: October 4, 2019
End Date: October 31, 2019
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

"It is my opinion that these images come not from "me", but from "us" -- they embody something ancient and universal, a microcosmic glimpse into a uniquely human landscape of symbols." These new, small intimate paintings invite the audience to wander soft mysterious worlds. See https://youtu.be/bL-VLEQvK5Q to hear Anna Bayles Arthur speak about her work and life experiences leading her to create her universal imagery.

Contact: Mike Tillyer
artists@anchorhouseartists.org
413-588-4337

 

Family, Friends, & Others

Artist: Carrie Gelfan
Start Date: October 3, 2019
End Date: October 27, 2019
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Oil paintings from the past 20 years inspired for the most part by photos of friends and family and by the artist's figure drawings. Rather than focusing on getting true likenesses, the artist is more interested in the dynamic between the figures and in conveying sense of intrigue and ambiguity. Carrie Gelfan lives in Vermont and studied art at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio and at the Art Students League in NYC. Her work has been shown in numerous New England venues.

Contact: Carrie Gelfan
cgelfan@yahoo.com
802-722-4321

 

Finding Home: Watercolor Landscapes, Cityscapes, Seascapes and Still Lifes

Artist: Robin Levine
Start Date: October 3, 2019
End Date: October 31, 2019
Location Name: Hampshire Regional YMCA
Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30am-9:30pm, Sat 7am-5:30pm, Sun 8:30am-5:30pm
Address: 286 Prospect Street
City/Town: Northampton

Over 30 new works in watercolor inspired by New England landscapes from Pioneer Valley, Vermont and the coast.

 

Brian Chu

Artist: Brian Chu
Start Date: October 3, 2019
End Date: October 27, 2019
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

 

Peyrelebade

Artist: Patrick Neal
Start Date: October 8, 2019
End Date: October 31, 2019
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/academics/art/events

Patrick Neal creates still life paintings that exist as reference points for musing on the creation of artwork itself. He selects objects based on their sensuality and tactile appeal, and accentuates the materiality of these objects in his paintings. His props are diaristic materials gleaned from travels to, from and within the studio; found objects; snapshots; tracings and sketches; and aspects of the books, words and notes he is reading and writing about.

Contact: artdept@smith.edu
413-585-3100

 

New Plein Air Work

Artist: Deborah Sacon
Start Date: October 3, 2019
End Date: December 31, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Medical Group
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive, 2nd floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: deborahpaints.com

Deborah Sacon creates beautiful plein air paintings of both the Pioneer Valley and the environs of Maine. Her oils and watercolors have been described as "ethereal," "joyful," and "expressionistic." A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, she has also studied with Walter Kamas.

 

From Seed to Fruition: Northampton Arts Council 2019 Biennial

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 2, 2019
End Date: October 30, 2019
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Hpurs: Mon & Wed 9am-9pm, Tue & Thu 10pm-6pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Work that interprets the theme in a literal form or as a work/body of work that has been fully developed and most closely represents the artist's personal artistic vision. The jurors selected work in a wide variety of styles and media. Their selections reflect their shared interest in experimentation, innovative use of materials, and an open-ended approach to narrative.

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

 

Shared Spaces

Artist: Stephen Wicks
Start Date: October 4, 2019
End Date: November 2, 2019
Reception Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sat 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

A mixed media exhibition/installation including photographs and video views of spaces shared by the natural landscape and built environment. Artist's Talk: Thursday, October 17th, 7pm. Artist's Meet and Greet: Sunday, October 27th, 2-5pm.

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

 

Leonard Baskin, Sculptor: A Retrospective

Artist: Leonard Baskin
Start Date: September 1, 2019
End Date: October 31, 2019
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: RMichelson.com

Exhibited is a collection of sculpture, prints and watercolors spanning a 60-year career.

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

 

This Is Me: Portraits of Pathlight

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 13, 2019
End Date: October 28, 2019
Location Name: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: pathlightgroup.org/news-and-events/portraits-of-pathlight

A photography exhibit featuring portraits by fourteen local photographers that convey the strength, beauty, complexity and personality of people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism who are served by Pathlight, a non-profit serving children, teens and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities throughout Western Massachusetts.

Contact: Gina-Louise Sciarra
Gina-louise.sciarra@pathlightgroup.org
413-585-8010

 

NOW and THEN

Artists: Marjorie Morgan, Whitney C. Robbins
Start Date: September 2, 2019
End Date: October 31, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West & North Galleries
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: marjoriemorgan.net

Marjorie Morgan and Whitney C. Robbins, long-time art collaborators and creators of Woolly Mammoth Studios in Greenfield, present an exciting show of both NEW works and a RETROSPECTIVE of work created over the last 10 years. Morgan has spent most of her life creating work in a variety of medias. Robbins is a visual artist and art teacher.

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

Fabricated II

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 12, 2019
End Date: November 3, 2019
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Hours: Thur 2-6pm, Fri-Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

Wearable art, sculpture, wall hangings, quilts, rugs, benches, jewelry and much more. Artists: Jeanne Sisson, Margaret Stancer, Florence Rosenstock, Sally Dillon, Renee Busch, Lenore Alaniz, Chris Pellerin, Liz Canali, Susan Mulhollan.

Contact: Marge
andersonm8080@gmail.com
860-287-7400

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Melissa Richard

Artist: Melissa Richard
Start Date: October 26, 2019
End Date: November 25, 2019
Reception Date: Saturday, October 26, 3-5pm
Location Name: Gallery Sitka West
Hours: Mon 10am-5pm, Wed-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: 2 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: gallerysitka.com

Melissa A. Richard will show her art at Gallery Sitka West! If you missed her last show at the Bull Run in Shirley, come see her unique artistic sense while surrounded by beautiful autumn views on the water. Melissa will be curating a show for Gallery Sitka East soon, so if you'd like to join, the opening reception on Oct 26 is the perfect time to come chat! Light refreshments will be served. Find this event on Facebook by following Gallery Sitka West.

Contact: Tamar Russell Brown
office@gallerysitka.com
413-625-0135

 

From Sunrise to Moonrise

Artist: Amanda Quinby
Start Date: October 2, 2019
End Date: October 28, 2019
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

Amanda Quinby's color photographs depict the wonder of light, at many hours of day and night, in many realistic and abstract locations.

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

 

Entering Abstraction through Color

Artist: Karen Iglehart
Start Date: September 6, 2019
End Date: October 27, 2019
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

Iglehart is both painter and photographer, with an eye for the simplicity in the images she finds around her. Her Cottage Street studio in Easthampton has been full of landscapes, all very close to abstraction, but still one knew they were looking at land, sky and/or water. This exhibit shows only paintings in which color and shape relate to each other, and to the space within which they are found, the canvas.

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

 

The Endangered

Artist: Dawn Siebel
Start Date: September 6, 2019
End Date: October 27, 2019
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

Easthampton painter Dawn Siebel's most recent passion is the rapid extinction of multitudes of species. She has individual animals mostly in zoos, and painted portraits of them. These intimate paintings make us acutely aware of what we share with the animals, not what is different.

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

 

Modern Art Quilts

Artist: Carson Converse
Start Date: September 6, 2019
End Date: October 27, 2019
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

Converse is a diverse artist, blurring the line between craft, fine art and design. An interior designer and sculptor by training, she has been making quilts for 20 years. Drawn towards minimalism, but loving intricate detail, she "strives to strip away noise until the essence of a piece is found."

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

 

Southampton Exhibits/Events

MNI WICONI, HONORING THE WATER PROTECTORS

Artist: John Willis
Start Date: October 8, 2019
End Date: November 6, 2019
Reception Date: Sunday, October 20
Location Name: Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center
Hours: Tue & Sat-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 2 East Street (@Rt 10/College Hwy)
City/Town: Southampton
Website: floydgallery.com

"I supported the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their allies with the indigenous led movement resisting placing the Dakota Access Pipeline under the Missouri River their water source." --John Willis. Receptions Sundays Oct 20 & 27, and Nov 3. Image: Morning Mist, November (c)John Willis, 2017.

Contact: Robert Floyd
floyd@floydgallery.com
413-529-2635

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Bing Comic Con 2019

Date: Saturday, October 26, 11am-5pm
Location Name: Trinity United Methodist Church, Asbury Hall
Address: 361 Sumner Avenue
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.facebook.com/bingcon2014

60+ tables of comic book artists, writers, crafters, creators, cosplayers and book dealers all gathered to raise money for the Bing Arts Center in Springfield. Come by and check Springfield's only comic book, pop culture show. $5 admission at the door, free parking and catered food inside.

 

Unfolding Consciousness

Artist: Tim Champoux
Start Date: September 12, 2019
End Date: November 1, 2019
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 12-5pm, Sat by appt
Address: Tower Square, 2nd floor, 1500 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.art4thesoul.org

Champoux's oil paintings are canvases executed in bold and bright color. He uses color as a means of expression, and has created a series of paintings devoid of conventional color harmony in favor of sharp intense colors that produce a shimmering lighting effect.

Contact: 413-301-6314

 

A Thousand Tiny Cuts: Portraiture in the Trump Era

Artist: Paul Bloomfield
Start Date: September 7, 2019
End Date: October 21, 2019
Location Name: Bing Arts Center
Address: 716 Sumner Avenue
City/Town: Springfield
Website: bingartscenter.org

With intense media coverage of various news stories of the past three years relating to Trump's administration, I initially began to document people and their stories visually to just keep track. These stories included scandals, cover-ups, corruption, fixers, congressional hearings, Russian interference with elections, the Special Counsel report by Robert S. Mueller III, to name but a few.

Contact: info@bingartscenter.org

 

Art in the Everyday: A Photographer's Perspective

Start Date: May 30, 2019
End Date: November 1, 2019
Location Name: Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Hours: Wed-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: One Armory Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nps.gov/spar

Historic and rarely seen photographs from the archives in the museum's temporary exhibit gallery. The museum collection at Springfield Armory NHS holds thousands of photographs that feature the people, experiments, and factory work at Springfield Armory from the late 1800s through the 1960s. The photos range in dates from 1910 through 1965, and show various facets of life at Springfield Armory as seen from the photographer's perspective.

Contact: Alex MacKenzie
alex_mackenzie@nps.gov
413-734-8551

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Migrations

Artists: The Guatemala Art and Culture Connection
Start Date: October 1, 2019
End Date: October 20, 2019
Location Name: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: 10am-6pm every day
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

An art exhibit that celebrates the human and natural diversity of the Americas and the upper Connecticut River Valley.​

Contact: Janel Nockleby
janel.nockleby@mass.gov
413-963-3221

 

Mapping the Body

Artist: Nancy Lautenbach
Start Date: September 12, 2019
End Date: October 26, 2019
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Address: 123A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

The installation includes sculptural surprises as well as wall art. Her Pod Series of drawings and collage features a feminine, organic form that "eludes to secrets, body, sexuality, shame, woundedness, containment, fear, and the intimacy of being,"says Lautenbach Her 365 Series also features this pod form, with collage, text, and drawings, that emerged during Lautenbach's third year of daily art practice.

 

Ware Exhibits/Events

Spectacle and Sprawl

Artist: Zannah Noe
Start Date: October 20, 2019
End Date: November 20, 2019
Reception Date: October 20, 12-5pm
Location Name: Bird Hill Farm
Address: 145 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: BirdHillFarm.com

Following our Summer 2019 Artist Residency, we invite you to join us for a salon with Brooklyn based artist, Zannah Noe. Noe's ongoing series examines architecture and urban development's impact on community and culture. Bird Hill Farm is a synthesis of several passions--Art & design, sustainability, hospitality, and community. Noe's fifty 10x10" paintings will be shown throughout our guest and common rooms giving the viewer the opportunity to tour our bed and breakfast and design shop.

Contact: Vance Chatel
chatel64@gmail.com
413-885-5566

 

My Backyard and Beyond

Artist: Susan Pecora
Start Date: September 5, 2019
End Date: October 27, 2019
Location Name: Art Works Gallery
Hours: Thur-Fri, 3-7pm, Sat 1-7pm
Address: 69 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org/gallery

The show will explore the diverse nature of New England's factories, farms, and fishing villages as well as paintings from Susan's travels throughout Newfoundland, Mexico and Europe. A selection of her sketchbooks, which she constantly uses on location, will be on display, allowing visitors a glimpse into her creative process. She works in watercolor, egg tempera and oils. ArtWorks Gallery offers fine art, sculpture, jewelry and more. Visit us, explore and become inspired!

Contact: Joyce Eichacker
artworks@workshop13.org
413-277-6069

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Faculty Art Show at Westfield State University

Start Date: October 15, 2019
End Date: November 16, 2019
Reception Date: Wednesday, October 23, 4-6pm
Location Name: Arno Maris Art Gallery, Ely Campus Center
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 11am-3pm
Address: Westfield State University
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfield.ma.edu/marisgallery

The works of University faculty members will be displayed, including pieces by Art Professors Barbara Keim, Ed.D.; Faith Lund, Maggie Nowinski, David Shapleigh, and Jamie Wainright; Associate Professor of Art Imo Imeh, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor of Art George Ramirez; and Adjunct Professors of Art Janet Garcia, Susan Montgomery, Patrick O'Brien, Amber Scoon, Ph.D.; Linda Siska, and David White. Image: "Evolution II" by Faith Lund.

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

 

Westhampton Exhibits/Events

Bridgmont and Willow Farm Open Studios

Date: October 26-27, 2-5pm both days
Address: 71 Chesterfield Road & 136 North Road
City/Town: Westhampton
Website: mfmontague.com

Annual open studio by 3 local artists. Montague is a pastel artist who does landscapes, portraits and animals. Robinson paints landscapes with watercolor and Brodeur creates landscapes and animals with watercolors and oils.

Contact: Mary Montague
Bridgmont1@comcast.net
413-527-6193

 

Winged Migration

Artist: Suzette Alsop Jones
Start Date: August 31, 2019
End Date: October 30, 2019
Location Name: Westhampton Public Library
Hours: Mon & Thur 2-8pm, Tue & Wed 9am-12pm & 1-5pm, Sat 10am-1pm
Address: 1 North Road
City/Town: Westhampton
Website: www.suzettealsopjones.com

Oil paintings of birds that explore the visual rhythms, patterns, and naturally chaotic movements of birds in flight.

Contact: Suzette Jones
jones.suzette@gmail.com
508-934-9292

 

Craft Fairs & Open Studios & Pop-up Shops

Craft Fair Fundraiser for World Language Club

Date: Saturday, October 26, 9am-3:30pm
Location Name: Easthampton High School
Address: 70 Williston Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/easthamptonschools

Fourth annual craft fair at Easthampton High School. The event is a fundraiser to help students who are traveling to Portugal February 2020. It also helps fund the travel scholarship awarded yearly to a senior. Join us, there will be over 85 local crafters/vendors, food, raffles and live entertainment by local band "AcousticcA" and students.

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

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Red Dot Dash

Sponsoring Group Name: The ArtSalon
Deadline: November 17
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.theartsalon.com/red-dot-dash

One artwork per artist, can be in any medium ON PAPER, CANVAS or BOARD, and a maximum of 10"x 10" inches (does not need to be square), UNFRAMED with no mat, no exceptions. 3D works cannot exceed 10" cubed. The exhibition and sale is not juried. All work that arrives by the deadline and meets the submission criteria will be displayed. All work will be displayed ANONYMOUSLY. 50% of a sale will go to the artist (e.g. $88 artwork sale = $44 to artist via check). Visit website for details.

Contact: Donnabelle Casis
valleyartsalon@gmail.com

 

Arts Night Out at Northampton Bicycle

Sponsoring Group Name: Northampton Bicycle, LLC
Deadline: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohobike.com

Northampton Bicycle would like to engage in Arts Night Out and is looking for local artists who would be interested in having their work displayed on a monthly basis for the event. We have four main wall spaces that could be used: 70x70", 100x72", 78x65" and 88x88" or so. These are rough measurements. If interested, please contact us. We'd love to see your stuff. Doesn't need to be bicycle related.

Contact: Leila Everett
nohobikegirl@gmail.com
413-586-3810

 

Flight at #LOCAL Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: #LOCAL Gallery
Deadline: October 29
Submission Fees: $35 1-3 images; $5 each additional
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: localgallerybyciderhouse.com/exhibitions/flight

We are now accepting submissions for our next show, "Flight"; a show created to celebrate birds. Within the theme of birds, all media is eligible for consideration: all visual arts, painting, drawing, sculpture, and video. We are open to seeing other mediums as well and considering 3D as well as 2D work. We are very open to many different styles and formats and thinking and creating outside of the box. The show will be up November 9 - December 8. Full details on website.

Contact: 413-203-5781

 

Amherst Town Hall Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: Amherst Public Art Commission
Deadline: January 19
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstma.gov/FormCenter/Public-Art-Commission-26/Application-for-Amherst-Exhibits-105

The Amherst Public Art Commission invites area artists or groups of artists to submit work for consideration for exhibition in the Amherst Town Hall Gallery in 2020-2021 (July 2020-June 2021). Established & emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Exhibitions are on display for two months. Receptions are held during the monthly Amherst Arts Night Plus event. Various hanging media including painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, pastels, mixed media, fiber & illustration will be considered.

Contact: Amy Crawley
amy@amyacrawley.com
978-239-7601

 

Balance

Sponsoring Group Name: Go With the Float Art Gallery
Deadline: October 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/Art-Gallery-at-Go-with-the-Float-118495016209505

Interpret "Balance" to mean what is true to you. We are looking for artists for this community art show, to enter three pieces or less. All mediums. Space is limited. 30% commission on works sold. Show opens November 9th, 5-8pm. If your work is accepted, we ask that you be at the space in support of hanging your work, the morning of, especially if work is challenging to hang/display. Please send photo and contact info to email. All work must be well displayed and framed when appropriate.

Contact: Amy Kotel
adkzab@gmail.com
413-923-2554

 

9th Annual Small Works Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Deadline: November 25
Submission Fees: $25 per entry
City/Town: Amherst
Website: bit.ly/smwrks2019

It's your chance to be a part of Hope & Feathers 9th Annual Small Works Show! We provide a 6x6" or 5x7" birch panel to create your masterpiece on. The $25 entry fee includes one panel, a frame, and glass. A variety of ready-made frames will be available for you to choose from when you drop off your entry. Panels available now until they run out (we've got plenty!). Show runs December 4th to January 11th.

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

 

You Are Here

Sponsoring Group Name: Exploded View
Deadline: December 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: explodedviewma.blogspot.com/2019/09/call-for-art-you-are-here.html

Artists living in Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont or New Hampshire are invited to submit artwork on, about, or related to the theme: You Are Here. Open to all media. Artists are asked to make a small donation at drop-off time of $5 to help with reception costs, but there are no submission fees for this show. Full details on website.

Contact: explodedviewma@gmail.com

 

10th Open Juried Photography Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Deadline: February 1
Submission Fees: $25 per entry, $30 after Jan 25
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

Categories: Creative, Nature, Photojournalism, Pictorial. Multiple entries allowed. Cash awards. Jurors: Sue Fenton and Kevin Fay. The Photography Show is to benefit the Agawam Public Library and to help recognize and encourage photographers. Show dates: February 3-28, 2020. Full details and entry form on website.

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

 

Triple SSS 2020

Sponsoring Group Name: Nina's Nook
Deadline: January 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: ninasnook.com

The sixth edition of the "Triple SSS: Sensual, Sexual, Smut" erotic art show, February 2020. If your work falls on the erotic continuum between mild and wild, this is your chance to show work that might not be acceptable elsewhere. Please send up to three jpegs for consideration in the show. Due to the size of the gallery and popularity of this show, smaller works are encouraged. A small fee ($10) is expected from participating artists to help fund reception costs, payable at drop-off.

Contact: eroticart2020@gmail.com
413-834-8800

 

Perspectives on Military Service

Sponsoring Group Name: Art Works Gallery & Brookfield Institute
Deadline: October 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.BrookfieldInstitute.org

A statewide art show that will give voice to personal military experiences. Artwork from veterans, active duty military, National Guard and Reserves are welcome. Organized by the Brookfield Institute, the purpose of the exhibit is to provide a space for veterans to create art to express and process their experiences while also giving the public a better understanding of these experiences. Exhibition Nov 1-30 at Art Works Gallery in Ware. See website for details.

Contact: Beverly Prestwood-Taylor
beverly@brookfieldinstitute.org
413-563-7282

 

The Burnett Gallery

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

The Burnett Gallery monthly exhibits display the work of community artists and crafts people who exhibit a variety of media, styles, and viewpoints, and levels of artistic experience. Burnett Gallery openings are a stop on Amherst's First Thursdays Arts Night Plus. Individuals or groups from Amherst and the surrounding towns may submit an application online or print and complete an application to be mailed to the library. Applications on website.

Contact: Elisa Campbell
elisa.campbell@umass.edu

 

11th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Deadline: November 2
Submission Fees: $25 per entry until Oct 26, $30 after
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

Five Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media. A total of 27 awards. Selection & Awards Jurors/Judges: Maureen Cotti and Matthew Mattingly. The Art Show is to benefit the Agawam Public Library and to help recognize and encourage artists. Show Dates: Nov 4-29. More info and entry form on website.

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

 

Classes & Workshops

Discovering Talent Within You with Bill Rathbun

Date & Time: Saturdays, 10am-12pm, November 9 & 16
Fee: $30 ($15 each session)
Organization: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Class Location: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

xplore your hidden talents of self expression with local artist Bill Rathbun. If just getting started, or sharpening your skills, you are invited to join in this stimulating 2 day workshop. Using Mixed Media materials in the use of drawing, proportion, perspective and shading, you will be encouraged to develop a sense of personal style. Includes Supplies.

Contact: Gen Abate
genabate333@gmail.com
413 225-3132

 

Divinatory Poetics: Composing and Encoding Collage / Northampton

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 13, 7-8:30pm
Fee: $35 suggested contribution
Class Location: Eli's Room, Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org/art-classes

We will investigate composition through the art of collage: approached as an inquiry, an experiment in decision-making and an opportunity for unexpected revelations. We will explore texture, the aesthetics of text and the possibilities of asemic (wordless) writing. We will examine the concept(s) of wabi sabi (un-tamed beauty) and abstraction, and attempt to meet at the crossroads of spontaneity and design. Open and accessible to all manner of the curious, intrepid and the skeptical.

Contact: Regan
rdrouin26@gmail.com
970-901-0779

 

Divinatory Poetics: Composing and Encoding Collage / Holyoke

Date & Time: Friday, November 15, 5-6:30pm
Fee: $35 suggested contribution
Class Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com/classes

We will investigate composition through the art of collage: approached as an inquiry, an experiment in decision-making and an opportunity for unexpected revelations. We will explore texture, the aesthetics of text and the possibilities of asemic (wordless) writing. We will examine the concept(s) of wabi sabi (un-tamed beauty) and abstraction, and attempt to meet at the crossroads of spontaneity and design. Open and accessible to all manner of the curious, intrepid and the skeptical.

Contact: Regan
rdrouin26@gmail.com
970-901-0779

 

Anatomy and the Art of Figure Drawing Part I: Skeleton, Torso, Arm & Leg

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-8:30pm, November 6 - December 18
Fee: $400
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Learn the essential skeletal and muscle structures that influence the surface forms on the human figure while drawing from the live model. Part I covers the skeleton, torso, arm, and leg. By analyzing master figure drawings, and exploring a variety of drawing techniques and exercises, you will build your knowledge of the human form and greatly improve your figure drawing. Artists will work from a live model at each session. Class size is limited to guarantee personalized instruction.

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

 

Upholstery, Chair Caning, Woodcarving, Rug Hooking, Quilting & more

Date & Time: Fall sessions open for registration until late November
Fee: varies
Organization: Holyoke Creative Arts
Class Location: multiple locations
City/Town: Holyoke, West Springfield, Florence
Website: www.holyokecac.org

Come learn from skilled craftspeople in a variety of disciplines. We offer classes and workshops including Upholstery, Chair Caning, Woodcarving, Rug Hooking, Quilting and more. All classes are hands on. You will learn skills and come away with beautiful hand crafted projects. Find your passion with us!

Contact: info@holyokecac.org
413-532-0465

 

Art Critique Group with Abbie Steiner

Date & Time: October 27, 3:30-5:30pm
Fee: $20
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Critique group for 8 participants. Professional and serious hobbyists welcome. Please bring 2-6 pieces to share for discussion and constructive feedback.

Contact: Abbie Steiner
abbiesteiner3@gmail.com
413-478-7600

 

Ashfield Watercolors with Walter Cudnohufsky

Date & Time: Saturdays, 9am-5:30pm, October 26 - June 6
Fee: $110 or $100 seniors
Class Location: Belding Library
Address: 344 Main Street
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com

Fifteenth year of uncommon success dedicated to the adage everyone can paint. "Thank you so much for our day filled with so much creativity and excellent teaching techniques, knowledge and generosity, Also thank you for the wonderful pictures, materials list, and homework assignment." --Diane

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

 

Cut and Paste Collage Workshop with Elisa Lanzi

Date & Time: Saturday, October 19, 1-4pm
Fee: $38 + $8 materials fee
Class Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.myshopify.com/collections/workshops/products/elisa-lanzi-cut-paste-collage-workshop-10-19-19

Join me in creating a collage with reclaimed art prints, vintage ephemera and handmade paper. This is a fun opportunity to be playful and creative no matter what your collage making or art experience might be. All materials will be provided for this workshop, but feel free to bring in items from your own personal stash. The workshop includes a pack of specially selected make your own collage bits for each participant to take away and continue their collage art process.

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

 

Silverpoint Workshop with Barbara Johnson

Date & Time: Saturday, October 19, 10am-5pm
Fee: $225
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Explore the unique medium of silverpoint drawing. Metalpoint drawing -- in lead, gold, silver, or copper -- is a technique characterized by great linear purity. Used by Renaissance artists: Albrecht Durer, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and modern artists: Joseph Stella, Alan Magee, Laura Shechter. Includes stylus, paper, brush to keep. Preparatory grounds, and Tandem lunch provided.

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

 

Figural Sculpture Workshop with Sergei Isupov

Date & Time: October 20-26
Fee: $1250
Class Location: Project Art
Address: 54 Main Street
City/Town: Cummington
Website: Projectart01026.com

Join internationally acclaimed sculptor Sergei Isupov for Figural Sculpture: Ideation to Materialization, an intensive hands-on workshop exploring the sculpted figure in clay, the painted surface from the development of ideas to materialization of form. Open to participants age 18 and above. Hands-on workshops are for artists with prior, advanced experience with clay. Limited to 10.

Contact: Leslie Ferrin
projectart01026@gmail.com

 

Demonstration Workshop with Sergei Isupov

Date & Time: November 2-3
Fee: $350
Class Location: Project Art
Address: 54 Main Street
City/Town: Cummington
Website: Projectart01026.com

Join internationally acclaimed sculptor Sergei Isupov for a demonstration workshop exploring the sculpted figure in clay, the painted surface and artistic practice from ideation to materialization. Demonstration workshops are open to all regardless of work experience with clay. Limited to 20. The workshop takes place in the airy, shared studio space at Project Art, a renovated 19th century Mill on the banks of the Westfield River.

Contact: Leslie Ferrin
projectart01026@gmail.com

 

Figure Drawing Fridays in Northampton

Date & Time: Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm
Fee: $15 / $10 for students
Class Location: Studio One (side door - follow the signs)
Address: 71 Bradford Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/figuredrawingfridays

Every Friday night we draw inspiration from the live nude to create, converse and commune. We provide the model, some easels, music, conversation and snacks. We are an easy-going group and we enjoy the social/ community aspect of these sessions as much as the actual drawing. There is NO INSTRUCTOR at these sessions but there is often peer review. RSVP requested as space is limited. Doors open at 6 - come early if you want an easel.

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

Zentangle: Celtic Knot Flower with Annette Chittenden

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 23, 6:30-9pm
Fee: $45 JCC members, $55 general public ($7 materials fee)
Class Location: Springfield Jewish Community Center
Address: 1160 Dickinson Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldjcc.org

Do you love to draw, but don't think you have artistic talent? Zentangle is a method of creating complex drawings while using simple repetitive patterns. Certified Zentangle Instructor Annette Chittenden will guide you through the Celtic knot flower, which involves some simple tangles in a stunning circular design. This project incorporates colored pencil work as well as line work and can be done by beginners and experienced tanglers alike.

Contact: Bev Nadler
bnadler@springfieldjcc.org
413-739-4715

 

Watercolor Classes with Marjorie Tauer

Date & Time: Tuesdays, October 1-29
Fee: $25 per class
Class Location: The Art Studio, Lathrop Community
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton

Basic watercolor skills, composition, values, perspective. Landscapes, flowers and trees, buildings, skies and seascapes.

Contact: Marjorie Tauer
mt72artist@gmail.com
413-527-1838

 

Beginning Drawing with Melissa Pandina

Date & Time: Mondays, 6:15-9:15pm, November 4 - December 23
Fee: $189
Class Location: Holyoke Community College
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: hcc.3dcartstores.com/Beginning-Drawing_p_16008.html

If you can you draw a stick figure, with practice and instruction you can easily develop into drawing realistically. Starting with primitive drawing, you'll advance through the stepping stones to drawing realistically, and have fun doing it. Learn and explore shapes and shadow, negative space, rudimentary perspective, line quality and composition. All levels welcome but will be geared to beginners. Materials not included but expect to spend $35-$50. No Class November 11.

Contact: Valentyna Semyrog
vsemyrog@hcc.edu
413-552-2324

 

Painting Autumn Colors in Watercolor with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: 9:30am-4pm, October 19-20
Fee: $150 plus supplies
Class Location: Artspace
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Spend the weekend painting outdoors. Learn some techniques, color theory, and more. Places include Old Deerfield and the Poets Seat.

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

 

Watercolor Big & Bold with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm, October 16 - November 20 (no class Nov 13)
Fee: $195 plus supplies
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Learn techniques and theory to create colorful paintings: dry brush, wet on wet, big brush and flat brush. Some demos and critiques. All levels welcome. Age 14+.

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

 

Stained Glass 101 & Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Sunday, October 20, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, a small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. We will cover the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. The perfect class for students with no experience and intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels welcome. All glass and supplies are included in the tuition and the use of all tools. Other date: Oct 27.

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, November 2, 9:30am-3pm
Fee:$145 includes all materials
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts Studio
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #415
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net/monotype-print-workshops

Monotype prints are one-of-a-kind prints, all unique! Imagine painting on a sheet of plastic, placing paper over it, then running it through my printing press. Voila, the image comes out on the paper in reverse to how you painted it! Come have fun and play with AKUA water-based inks, brushes, and different papers to create your one-of-a-kind prints. No experience necessary; three students max per workshop means personal attention. Next workshop is Saturday November 23.

Contact: amanda@amandabarrow.net
413-835-6854

 

Artist Workshops with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: ongoing
Class Location: Valley View Studio + Gallery or out in the landscape
City/Town: Pelham and Amherst
Website: www.lornaritz.com

Technical and Aesthetic Instruction: A critical approach to your painting and drawing. A year long series of six weekly three hour classes, both landscape and figure. Lorna encourages artists to ask questions on paper or canvas with curiosity, rather than stating only what the eye perceptually sees. The eye, instead, moves around and not just on the object being drawn or painted, so that movement is created through color relationships.

Contact: gchilenski@gmail.com

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Florence: Creative Workspace Available

Location: Studio Works Modern
Date(s) available: December 1
Address: 221 Pine Street, Ste #230
City/Town: Florence

Creative bright white workspace available. Freight elevator. 220sq ft $325/m. Sublease. Utilities included.

Contact: 413-727-8352

 

Crowdfunding

First Proof Press: A Community Printmaking Studio

Goal: $12,000
Start Date: October 7
End Date: December 7
City/Town: Easthampton / Brattleboro
Website: kck.st/33cVRh7

Easthampton-based artist Dan Chiaccio is opening a green printmaking studio in the heart of Brattleboro VT. For the past 5 years he has been working on setting up a community printmaking studio. He wants to support printmakers and artists that need space, equipment and expertise, along with first-time printmakers who have been wanting to try the medium out, and provide these creators with green, earth-friendly methods and materials.

Contact: firstproofpress@gmail.com

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