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This Week's Newsletter: August 16, 2022

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
August 16, 2022
Issue #728

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Marking Time

Artist: Joan Dix Blair
Start Date: August 4, 2022
End Date: August 28, 2022
Location: Oxbow Gallery, back gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-7pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

Prints by Joan Dix Blair. Blair presents color etchings and woodcuts which reflect a personal landscape. During the pandemic she added household ornament as subjects. Image: etching, artist proof, 2022.

Contact: blairprints@gmail.com
413-203-1196

 

Flight of Fancy

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 3, 2022
End Date: August 29, 2022
Location: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Mon & Wed-Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: shelburneartscoop.com

Featured in this exhibit are representational images of real and imaginary winged creatures, as well as fanciful flights of the imagination. Works include paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, fiber art, and mixed media pieces.

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

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape, Photographs of New Americans

Artist: Mark Chester
Start Date: August 1, 2022
End Date: August 30, 2022
Location: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org

A moving display of over 300 newly naturalized U.S. Citizens, all of whom are residents of Massachusetts. These powerful photographs create a visual archive that celebrates the broad diversity of Massachusetts citizens, who hail from more than 180 of the 196 countries around the globe. The photographs of these New Americans enrich the viewer by sharing the vast cultural resources and rich ethnic heritage of the Bay State's 351 towns and cities.

Contact: 413-789-1550

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Afterimage II

Artist: Greta Gundersen
Start Date: July 6, 2022
End Date: August 30, 2022
Location: 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/afterimage-II

Greta Gundersen was a prolific Belchertown-based artist who passed away in 2017. This exhibit is a selection of graphite drawings from her large body of work. These works are being made available so they can be seen and appreciated - to get her work out of storage and back out into the world. For this reason, they are offered for sale at less than half their appraised value. We will be donating 15% of all sales to The Performing Arts Project: performingartsproject.com

Contact: Katie Bete
Katie@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197

 

7th Annual Juried Show at Gallery A3

Start Date: August 5, 2022
End Date: August 27, 2022
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 3-8pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

After a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus, Gallery A3 is excited to resume its Annual Juried Show. The juror for this year's exhibition is Daniel Kojo Schrade, professor of art at Hampshire College. From over 340 images, the juror selected forty-one artists for the this year's exhibition.

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

 

Have a Beer with Nancy

Artist: Gary Hallgren
Start Date: July 7, 2022
End Date: TBD
Location: The Moan and Dove
Hours: Mon-Fri 3pm-1am, Sat-Sun 1pm-1am
Address: 460 West Street
City/Town: Amherst

Artist Gary Hallgren will be displaying paintings, part of a series examining the iconic comics character and her ouevre. Nancy has a meaningful following in pop culture and Hallgren is an avid supporter. His paintings are playful, naughty and thought-provoking. Gary is also a long-time member of the comics and illustration world and currently is the artist for Hagar The Horrible.

 

Curating between the Virtual and the Physical: Liliana Porter

Location: Online via Mead Art Museum
City/Town: Amherst
Website: porter.wordpress.amherst.edu

During the spring 2022 semester, students in Professor Niko Vicario's course "Curating between the Virtual and the Physical: Liliana Porter" created these online projects with the support of the Mead Art Museum's curatorial team. The course introduces students to contemporary art and the history and practice of organizing exhibitions. It explores how art is presented and experienced in physical galleries and online settings, using the concurrent exhibition Liliana Porter: Two Realities as a case study.

 

Mapping Terroir: Memory & Myth

Artist: Andrea Caluori
Start Date: June 18, 2022
End Date: September 30, 2022
Location: Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
Address: 650 East Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/renaissance/event/mapping-terroir-memory-myth-opening-reception

Mapping Terroir: Memory & Myth by Andrea Caluori, explores the Renaissance Center's rare book collection of agrarian theory and agricultural manuals to ask: What were the motions and movements that defined a culture of growing? And what were the relationships between human, animal, plant, and place--the relationships that create terroir? 8 original prints created from hand-carved linoleum blocks, accompanied by 6 books published between 1633-1717 form the centerpiece of the exhibit.

Contact: Liz Fox
efox@umass.edu

 

Valley Artists Portraits

Artists: 20 valley artists seen in the ValleyBikes kiosks
Start Date: May 20, 2022
End Date: August 31, 2022
Location: Mill District North Amherst
Address: 91 Cowls Road
City/Town: Amherst

Exhibition of twenty artist portraits, shot by photographer Isabella Dellolio. These portraits are currently featured on the Valley Bike kiosks across the Valley, and you can see them all in this exhibit.

Contact: Britt Ruhe
britt@commonwealthmurals.org

 

Cummington Exhibits/Events

REFLECTIONS: Public Art on Main Street Cummington

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 24, 2022
End Date: October 31, 2022
Location: various locations
Address: Main Street
City/Town: Cummington
Website: cummingtonculture.art

REFLECTIONS presents 10 sculptural and multi-media installations along Main Street, Cummington. The artists include Ana Busto, Jane Dyer and Gail Roberge, Gene Flores, Sergei Isupov, Dean Kent, Beckie Kravetz, Holly Lynton, Michael Melle, Becky Waterhouse and Phil Shedd and Students from New Hingham Elementary School led by Leonardo Quiles, Visual Arts Teacher. REFLECTIONS asks viewers to reflect upon the culture, agricultural history, and natural beauty of the land.

Contact: Hunt Chase
huntc@hilltowncdc.org
413-296-4536

 

Deerfield Exhibits/Events

Old Deerfield Painting Group 31st Exhibit

Artists: Old Deerfield Painting Group
Start Date: August 21, 2022
End Date: August 28, 2022
Reception Date: August 21, 2-4:30pm
Location: Deerfield Community Center
Hours: 12-5pm (Aug 21-28)
Address: Memorial Street
City/Town: Deerfield
Website: olddeerfieldpainting.wix.com/arts

This week we celebrate over 31 years of painting and exhibiting together. The stage theme for this year is "Pathways". We will present the work of 16 artists.

Contact: Carol Walker
bcwalk505@gmail.com
413-665-4332

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Jason Montgomery: [DE]RANGE: 21

Artist: Jason Montgomery
Start Date: August 15, 2022
End Date: August 29, 2022
Location: 50 Arrow Gallery
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 244
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: facebook.com/fiftyarrowgallery

A specila exhibition of [de]range 21. [de]range was created by Attack Bear Press lead artist Jason Montgomery (JRM) to engage the gun violence epidemic in the US.

 

Ned Wagers Dibble

Artist: Ned Wagers Dibble
Start Date: August 1, 2022
End Date: September 1, 2022
Location: New City Brewery
Hours: Sun-Mon 4-9pm
Address: Paragon Arts & Industry Building, rear
City/Town: Easthampton

Recent paintings, lithographs, drawings, and cards By Ned Wagers Dibble.

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

 

Black and White

Artists: Gallery members
Start Date: August 4, 2022
End Date: August 28, 2022
Location: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

35 members of the Oxbow Gallery are exhibiting their work interpreting the theme of black and white. Both two and three dimensional work is included in this dynamic exhibition which explores, in many mediums, the nuanced meanings and aesthetic possibilites of the colors black and white.

Contact: 413-203-1196

 

Marking Time

Artist: Joan Dix Blair
Start Date: August 4, 2022
End Date: August 28, 2022
Location: Oxbow Gallery, back gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-7pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

Prints by Joan Dix Blair. Blair presents color etchings and woodcuts which reflect a personal landscape. During the pandemic she added household ornament as subjects. Image: etching, artist proof, 2022.

Contact: blairprints@gmail.com
413-203-1196

 

Fragmentos de un Naufragio

Artist: Pamela Acosta
Start Date: July 1, 2022
End Date: August 25, 2022
Location: ECA Gallery at Old Town Hall
Hours: Tue & Thur 12-5pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptoncityarts.com/event/pamela-acosta-fragmentos-de-un-naufragio

Pamela Acosta is a Mexican artist from the borderlands along the Rio Grande Valley. Acosta often finds inspiration in literature and nature. She creates visual narratives about a myriad of beings, quests and the symbiotic relationships formed between beings and their environments; exploring how we construct, transform and are transmuted by our surroundings. Her work is characterized by figurative narratives explored through visual poetry and magical realism.

Contact: Pamela Acosta
pamacostahdz@gmail.com

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Aldo Pizzi at Goose Divine Energy

Artist: Aldo Pizzi
Start Date: July 8, 2022
End Date: September 17, 2022
Location: Goose Divine Energy
Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am-5:30pm
Address: 223 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: goosedivineenergy.com

Goose Divine Energy is proud to present the powerful abstract paintings and drawings of local artist Aldo Pizzi. Aldo Pizzi's work evokes multi-layered space, a sense of three-dimensionality. Each piece echoes our modern kinetic environment even as it challenges the viewer to be still for reflection, urging the eye to travel fluidly across a textured surface. Ultimately, the viewer is left with the memory of a feeling, as if from a dream or forgotten place. aldo73.com

Contact: Astranada Gamsey
greenfieldgoose@gmail.com
774-722-2918

 

Why I Stand

Start Date: August 6, 2022
End Date: August 30, 2022
Location: The LAVA Center
Hours: Sat 11am-2pm, Thur 5-8pm
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org/art/why-i-stand

The Traprock Center for Peace and Justice's multimedia exhibition, featuring statements from some attending the weekly Greenfield Town Common vigil, with photos, video and original banners.

Contact: info@localaccess.org

 

Alfonso Neal: The UK Farm Belt: Looking out from lockdown

Artist: Alfonso Neal
Start Date: August 4, 2022
End Date: August 30, 2022
Location: The LAVA Center
Hours: Sat 11am-2pm, Thur 5-8pm
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org/art/alfonso-neal-uk-farm-belt

In 2021, the world slowly began recovering from Covid-19 and a year of self-isolation. With travel restrictions briefly lifted during the winter months of that year, Alfonso Neal flew to the United Kingdom to document daily life, work, and politics in a post-Brexit world. What had started as a month-long assignment became a 6-month-long adventure as Alfonso was locked down, furloughed, over 3,000 miles away from home.

Contact: info@localaccess.org

 

Smoky Puddle: Works by Cathy Wysocki & Wayne Hopkins

Artists: Cathy Wysocki, Wayne Hopkins
Start Date: June 4, 2022
End Date: August 27, 2022
Location: Looky Here
Hours: Wed & Fri 4-8pm, Sat 1-3pm
Address: 28 Chapman Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: lookyheregreenfield.com

Contact: Hannah Brookman
lookyheregreenfield@gmail.com
720-253-6750

 

Saturday Salon at the LAVA Center

Date: Saturdays 11am-2pm
Location: The LAVA Center
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: facebook.com/events/927650324681733/927650481348384

Every Saturday, stop by The LAVA Center in downtown Greenfield for an eclectic offering of local art and shopping. The Saturday Salon is a popup art salon and marketplace featuring art, poetry, music, video, local vendors, and more.

 

Hadley Exhibits/Events

Harmonic Hue

Artist: Jenny Tibbetts
Start Date: August 1, 2022
End Date: August 30, 2022
Location: Hadley Public Library
Hours: Mon 2-7pm, Tue 10am-5pm, Wed 2-8pm, Thu 10am-5pm, Fri 2-7pm, Sat 10am-3pm
Address: 50 Middle Street
City/Town: Hadley
Website: jennytibbetts.com

This exhibition of recent oil paintings by Jenny Tibbetts displays arrangements of colored elements composed entirely through the artist's visual intuition. Jenny emphasizes the plasticity of paint and her own physical gesture, creating works that celebrate human involvement in the creative process.

Contact: Jenny Tibbetts
jenny@jennytibbetts.com
413-768-0355

 

Stillness

Artist: Olwen Dowling
Start Date: July 1, 2022
End Date: August 31, 2022
Location: Hadley Senior Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Address: 46 Middle Street
City/Town: Hadley
Website: olwendowling.com

Contact: olwenoherlihy@gmail.com

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

EMERGENCE: QT/BIPOC Aesthetic Abundance

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 31, 2022
End Date: August 22, 2022
Location: PULP
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-4pm
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

Artists include Ella Alkiewicz, Julissa Rodriguez, Ebbie Russell, Jason Montgomery, Keystone Jones/Onkey Cosplay, and Erika Slocumb. CUrated by Chelvanaya "Naya" Gabriel.

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

 

PULP Flat Files Selections

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 31, 2022
End Date: August 22, 2022
Location: PULP, Front Room
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-4pm
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

A selection of abstract work by local artists Jenn Simms and Deborah Stewart, along with Australian artist Shane Drinkwater and Columbian artist Daniel Alfaya.

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

 

ATTENTION! Translating Uniforms, Understanding Service

Start Date: May 24, 2022
End Date: August 22, 2022
Location: Wistariahurst
Hours: Mon & Wed 10:30am-12:30pm, Tue 4:30-6:30pm
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: wistariahurst.org/events/attention-translating-uniforms-understanding-service

Dress uniforms of Veterans who served in three branches of the U.S. Armed Forces from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries will be on display. Selected from uniform collections at Holyoke Veterans Services and Wistariahurst, this exhibit aims to help viewers interpret and understand the subtleties of military uniform insignia and details. Register online to visit.

Contact: Penni Martorell
martorellp@holyoke.org

 

El Corazón/The Heart of Holyoke - Walking Tours

Date: Friday, August 19, 2-4pm
Location: meet at Nueva Esperanza
Address: 401 Main Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: facebook.com/events/632229714783761/632229738117092

A placekeeping and public art project on Main Street that reflects the vital Puerto Rican and Latinx culture of the surrounding neighborhoods. Join us to learn about the history of Main Street, enjoy arts & culture & tell your story! Third Fridays of the Month from February to October. Next tour: Sept 16.

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

All of the Things

Artists: Susan Valentine
Start Date: August 4, 2022
End Date: August 28, 2022
Reception Date: Sunday, August 28, 2-4:30pm
Location: Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Thur-Fri 3-6pm, Sat 2-6pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: susanvalentine.art

This is Susan's annual show. It includes works from these series: TEETERING, LOSING THEM, BOTANICALS, SUSTENANCE, LANDSCAPES. Closing reception: 8/28.

Contact: Susan Valentine
s.valentine.art@gmail.com
413-547-1172

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

John Landino Estate Support

Artist: John Landino (1947-2022)
Start Date: August 8, 2022
End Date: September 3, 2022
Location: Anchor House of Artists, the New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

John Landino made an impression. He was a metal sculptor, dadaist, performance artist. He was a self-taught musician. He was a sensitive, psychically attuned to the movements.beneath waking world the world. He was a cancer surpasser for many years until it caught up with him again and took him in the end this past January. This is the end of a several month estate sale to support his widow, Laura. We have the opportunity to own an affordable artwork to complete the mission to secure his estate here.

 

Sensus

Artist: Maggie Nowinski
Start Date: June 10, 2022
End Date: September 10, 2022
Reception Date: September 9, 6-8pm
Location: Click Workspace
Hours: most days, by appt
Address: 9 1/2 Market St
City/Town: Northampton
Website: clickworkspace.org/events/2022/5/19/maggie-nowinski-xexl7

Maggie Nowinski shares her most current site-responsive intallation of sculptural drawings, "wHOles", framed Somaflora Drawings, and other works on paper. Nowinski's work investigates somatic responses to socio-cultural pace and human emotion through imagined specimen drawings that appear as abject human-botanical entities or specimens. All work is available for purchase and there will be additional original drawings and intaglio prints on paper for sale at the closing reception.

Contact: Mary Yun
mary.yun@clickworkspace.org
413-270-3879

 

On the Beach

Artist: Charles Miller
Start Date: August 8, 2022
End Date: September 30, 2022
Location: Anchor House of Artists, the New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

This is the ninth in an year-long retrospective from this artist/muscian. The ninety year-old Miller is a sensitive man, intensely aware of the fact that humanity's worst enemy is itself. In this installment, two large-scale, color-soaked oil paintings depict the woeful desperation of human survivors in an apocalyptic setting on a beach.

 

Summer 2022 Group Exhibition at William Baczek Fine Arts

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 2, 2022
End Date: August 31, 2022
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 pleased to announce our Summer 2022 Show. The group exhibition highlights the work of the gallery's artists, featuring new work from Scott Prior, Jamie Young, Laura Gurton, Jeff Gola, and Andrae Green. There are a variety of mediums on display, from traditional oil painting, acrylic paintings, ceramic sculpture, abstract prints with hand-applied crystals, with styles from hyperrealism to nonobjective abstraction.

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

 

Worked: Artist Labor Relations

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 10, 2022
End Date: September 3, 2022
Location: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Wed-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

An exhibition of 7 innovative artists working in painting, printmaking, video, performance, sculpture, installation, social practice, and combined media. Artists include Ash Strazzinski, Eeshita Kapadiya, Ella Weber, Roz Crews, Sarah LaPonte, Thunder Miller, and kelli rae adams. "Worked" explores how artists respond to their relationship with labor––through critical discourse, radical rest, and intentional play––to consider the many shapes that labor can take. Curated by Grace Clark.

Contact: Lisa Thompson
lisathompson@apearts.org

 

About Face

Artist: Jules Jones
Start Date: August 8, 2022
End Date: September 3, 2022
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery One and Gallery Two
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Jules Jones (they/them) is a popular artist with a unique way of looking at interior things. A hallmark of their work is the complexity achieved through layering art elements. This art is as much a collaboration with time itself as it is with the raw materials and media that go into it. Of the show title, About Face, they say, "These works are about faces that really engage with the viewer and hold their eye. One could happen to turn around and lock eyes with a face hung there on the wall."

 

Dean Nimmer & Unique Fredrique

Artist: Dean Nimmer
Start Date: August 8, 2022
End Date: September 3, 2022
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Bumpus Gallery and The Experimental Performance Arena
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Dean Nimmer, Emeritus professor, MCA, and author of popular books on abstract art is represented in international collections such as the Central Academy of Arts and Design, Beijing, China to the Smith College Museum in Northampton, Massachusetts. Currently, he is creating impressive abstract art alongside his alternate ego, Unique Fredrique, and his ambitious output of fluxist art. Nimmer will give a talk about his work process in September.

 

Simply Lines

Artist: James Brown
Start Date: August 8, 2022
End Date: September 3, 2022
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery 3
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Much can be done with the simplest device of the ballpoint pen. James Brown studied at the Boston Museum school for a year in the 60s before his poor mental health made it impossible for him to bear the competitive environment of academics. Although emphatically, he never ceased to use his hand to great effect throughout his life, making a career as an itinerant observer. His creative strength is his ability to gather life on the page with a roving line, the point never ceasing till finding its mark.

 

Artist of the Month

Artist: Jennifer Ablard
Start Date: August 1, 2022
End Date: August 31, 2022
Location: Northampton Senior Center Hall Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton

Jennifer Ablard documents a wide skyline vista for viewing the Holyoke and Mt. Tom Ranges between Northampton and Easthampton- gauging the weather, observing sunrises, sunsets, and migrating birds. She has been photographing the changes that occur in the vista from the exact same spot for the past few years, only minimally editing the images.

Contact: Nancy Yesu
Nyesu@northamptonma.gov
413-587-1313

 

Ryan Murray: Paintings

Artist: Ryan Murray
Start Date: August 2, 2022
End Date: August 29, 2022
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

Through the unflinching medium of spray paint stenciling, I unearth and examine unsettling but important conversations about the stigma of mental illness, with the goal of normalizing the discussion and treatment of mental health in black communities. To examine Black mental health is to examine the effect of events in both the past and present, socioeconomic factors, how patterns of suffering repeat themselves, and the burden of certain societal expectations.

 

Jeff Wrench: Paintings

Artist: Jeff Wrench
Start Date: August 2, 2022
End Date: August 29, 2022
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

I try to balance realistic likeness vs. letting the paint be the center of attention with bold brush marks and colors and other surprises that the messiness of paint brings. When you study faces for a long time you realize there's something beautiful and interesting in all of them, and I've been hooked on painting them since I started about 10 years ago. Many of my paintings are on found surfaces like wallpaper or paint chips which I think, like faces themselves, are examples of beauty in the ordinary.

 

Yoni Glogower: Textile Arts

Artist: Yoni Glogower
Start Date: August 2, 2022
End Date: August 29, 2022
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

I use textiles to consider new ways of interpreting my personal world. Subjects include people and things of note in my life; family members, wildflowers, video game imagery, Hebrew, and found natural objects all make their way into my compositions. Using hand-dyed fabric, strategic piecing, applique and embroidery, I bring these elements into unexpected dialogue. This show explores new limits of textile collage at all stages of the process.

 

Works by Adrienne Albro-Fisher and Chloe McLean

Artists: Adrienne Albro-Fisher, Chloe McLean
Start Date: August 4, 2022
End Date: August 30, 2022
Location: A.P.E. @ Hawley
Hours: Mon-Thur 1-4pm, Fri 11am-2pm, or by appt
Address: 33 Hawley Street, Mezzanine Level gallery
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

McLean received her BFA in Studio Art with a Concentration in Painting from UMass, Amherst, in May 2022. She is living and painting on Cape Cod this summer. Albro-Fisher is a graduate of Northampton High School, and currently a senior pursuing the same BFA at UMass, Amherst. Both artists will be showing recent oil paintings. This show advances A.P.E.'s mission to support contemporary artists, particularly local students and developing artists.

Contact: meredithbove@apearts.org
413-586-5553

 

A.P.E. 2022 Flat File Program

Start Date: January 12, 2022
End Date: December 31, 2022
Location: Online via A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org/flat-file-program.html

The Flat File Program celebrates the potential of flat media: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and collage. The collection of 50 small works represents a variety of approaches to flat media either as finished works or momentary components of a creative process. A.P.E.'s Flat File Program is bringing work together to highlight and provide exposure to emerging artists and experimental work that is less likely to be shown in a traditional exhibition setting.

Contact: Lisa Thompson
lisathompson@apearts.org

 

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit

Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery/virtual-gallery/

While so many public spaces are closed, and exhibits in the Hosmer Gallery have been rescheduled, Forbes Library is hosting a Virtual Hosmer Gallery to create an online community art exhibit. Visit often, as new art works are being added frequently!

Contact: hosmergallery@forbeslibrary.org

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

DVAA Summer Member Exhibit

Artist: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Start Date: August 1, 2022
End Date: September 18, 2022
Location: Fiddleheads Gallery
Hours: Thur 3-6pm, Fri-Sat 12-pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

Deerfield Valley Art Association's seasonal member exhibit featuring artists from all over New England. Photo: Jeanne Sisson's Three Little Birds.

Contact: Marge Anderson
margedvaa@gmail.com

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Flight of Fancy

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 3, 2022
End Date: August 29, 2022
Location: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Mon & Wed-Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: shelburneartscoop.com

Featured in this exhibit are representational images of real and imaginary winged creatures, as well as fanciful flights of the imagination. Works include paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, fiber art, and mixed media pieces.

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

 

Foliage and Flowers in Fiber

Artist: Julie Crabtree
Start Date: June 30, 2022
End Date: August 28, 2022
Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: daily 11am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

Following an afternoon photographing the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, fiber artist Julie Crabtree of Springfield, VT, returned to her studio and began work in a sketchbook. A new series of pieces emerged, inspired by images from that afternoon.

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

 

Gifts from Nature

Artist: Sandy Renna
Start Date: June 30, 2022
End Date: August 28, 2022
Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: daily 11am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

Join Salmon Falls Gallery to appreciate and learn more about Warwick woodworker Sandy Renna's turned wood vessels and the process through which he transforms rough wood into elegant objects. The exhibit features wood objects and photographs that illustrate the many steps involved in transforming a rough cut log into a polished finished piece and reveals a glimpse of the time and patience it takes to create his unique bowls and vessels.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Card Tricks: Salvador Dalí and the Art of Playing Cards

Artist: Salvador Dalí
Start Date: August 20, 2022
End Date: November 20, 2022
Location: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm (Mon 10am-5pm, until Aug 22)
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/card-tricks-salvador-dali-art-playing-cards/

This exhibit highlights not only Salvador Dalí's art, but also includes examples of creative card decks designed by artists working today. "Like Dalí's Surrealist paintings, his playing card designs defy logic, embrace the absurd, and deal in visual trickery," writes Maggie North, Curator of Art at the Springfield Museums. "Salvador Dali excelled at creating vivid depictions of impossible scenes, often fooling the eye with what he called image of "concrete irrationality."

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

 

Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 11, 2022
End Date: September 4, 2022
Location: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm (Mon 10am-5pm, Jun 27 - Aug 22)
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/washi-transformed

This must-see exhibit demonstrates the transformation of a traditional medium into breath-taking and visionary contemporary art. Washi Transformed presents more than thirty highly textured two-dimensional works, expressive sculptures, and dramatic installations that explore the astonishing potential of this traditional medium.

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

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Let Food Be Your Medicine

Artist: Leonore Alaniz
Start Date: July 30, 2022
End Date: August 31, 2022
Location: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: Tue 10am-4pm, Wed-Sun 10am-6pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

Hippocrates' timeless maxim implies that the food we ingest can strengthen or weaken us, cure and prevent illness. This exhibit features Leonore Alaniz' imprints that capture the anatomy and life force of edible plants. They grow wild and are cultivated in local farms. Includes works by other artists and poets. See a demonstration of plant printing on 8/20, 1-4:30pm, and make your own plant print on 8/27, 2-4:30pm in the Great Hall.

Contact: Janel Nockleby
janel.nockleby@mass.gov
413-863-3221

 

Westhampton Exhibits/Events

Art with Heart

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 1, 2022
End Date: August 30, 2022
Location: Westhampton Public Library
Address: 1 North Road
City/Town: Westhampton
Website: cooleydickinson.org/programs-services/vna-hospice/the-garden/art-with-heart

The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children and Teens – a program of Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice, proudly presents "Art with Heart". Local artists worked with grieving kids ages 5-18 and their caregivers from across western MA and made Art with Heart. All artwork created will be shown throughout western MA in different venues throughout 2022 and 2023.

Contact: Kelly Charest
klcharest@cooleydickinson.org
413-582-5330

 

Wilbraham Exhibits/Events

WAL at WPL

Artists: Wilbraham Art League
Start Date: August 2, 2022
End Date: August 30, 2022
Location: Wilbraham Public Library
Hours: Mon-Wed 9am-8pm, Thur-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 25 Crane Park Drive
City/Town: Wilbraham
Website: wilbrahamartleague.org

Three-dimensional art, including sculptures and hand-woven baskets, will be featured in the library's entrance showcases. Pastels, watercolors, paintings, and photography will be on display in the Brooks Room. All are the work of local artists. Many of the exhibited items will be available for sale.

Contact: Joanne Bell
joannebellphoto@yahoo.com
413-977-0255

 

Craft & Maker Fairs / Open Studios / Pop-up Shops

Agawam: 3rd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival

Date: August 27 & 28, 11am-4pm both days
Location: Polish American Club
Address: 139 Southwick Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamarts.com

Organized by the Agawam Community Artists and Artisans. 60 artists, artisans, and crafters will be present at the Festival.

Contact: artistsofagawam@gmail.com

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Florence Night Out Call for Artist/Artisan Vendors

Sponsoring Group Name: Florence Night Out (FNO)
Deadline: September 3
Submission Fees: $25
City/Town: Florence
Website: florencenightout.org/call-for-artist-artisan-vendors-2

Florence Night Out (FNO) is a street festival that will take place on Main Street in Florence. FNO invites vendors of original artwork, up-cycled accessories, and handmade-only wares to apply to our next FNO celebration. The market is designed to showcase artists and artisans and will prioritize those applications. For just $25, you will receive a 10ft x 10ft space in the heart of the action on Main Street! Bring your own table and tent. rain or shine event. Space limited! Event date: September 24, 4-7pm.

Contact: info@florencenightout.org

 

Iris Residency at the Studios at MASS MoCA

Sponsoring Group Name: Berkshire Immigrant Center & the Studios at MASS MoCA
Deadline: September 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: North Adams
Website: assetsforartists.org/blog/2022/6/24/iris-residency

Open call for artists (18+) from all disciplines living in Western Massachusetts who are foreign-born or identify as first or second generation American to apply for the Iris Residency! Two artists will be selected for a free four-week residency in February 2023. Artists will have access 24/7 to studio space, private room in a shared apartment, and financial support among other benefits. All information is in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Contact: Luiza Folegatti
luiza@berkshireic.org

 

Call For Workshops, Classes, and Events

Sponsoring Group Name: Resilient Community Arts
Deadline: December 31
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: resilientcommunityarts.org

Resilient Community Arts (RCA) is looking for local creatives to collaborate with in offering PAID workshops, classes, and events for Western Mass designed and led by YOU. We especially want to amplify offerings from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and Disabled community members. RCA is built on the philosophy that when community members have a place to voice their experiences, to harness cultural power, and amplify their stories we take steps forward together towards a more just and equitable world.

Contact: Lachlan Thompson
info@resilientcommunityarts.org

 

Northampton Artisan Fair

Sponsoring Group Name: Northampton Center for the Arts
Deadline: September 1
Submission Fees: varies
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org/northampton-artisan-fair

Are you an established artist looking to connect with the Northampton art community? Are you an emerging artist looking for an opportunity to broaden your reach? We are here to help! On Saturday, November 26th (Small Business Saturday), the Northampton Center for the Arts will host a building-wide artisan fair from 10am-4pm in the beautiful spaces at 33 Hawley St. This fair will be juried for diversity of medium and experience.

Contact: programs@nohoarts.org

 

Quality Creations at PATS

Sponsoring Group Name: Quality Creations
Deadline: December 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Williamsburg

We are a consignment shop strictly for artists and craftsmen. Looking for more consignors. 20 percent commission, additional 4 percent if customer uses credit card, no other fees. Presently we have 23 consignors of varying types. We have space for much more.

Contact: Caroline Smith
champagnesmith@aol.com
413-268-7454

 

Spring 2023 Paradise City Arts Festivals

Sponsoring Group Name: Paradise City Arts Festivals
Deadline: September 7
Submission Fees: $30 for one show, $20 for each additional show
City/Town: Northampton & Marlborough
Website: bit.ly/ApplyParadise

Apply online! Produced by artists, for artists, Paradise City presents New England's leading shows of handmade craft, painting and sculpture. Paradise City's events showcase fresh, innovative work in all media in airy indoor settings, with outdoor space available in Northampton for large-scale sculpture. Applications from new and emerging artists are encouraged. For over 25 years Paradise City has been known for setting new standards in show publicity and marketing, and for its user-friendly approach to artists.

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

 

Sticks & Stones

Sponsoring Group Name: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Deadline: September 20
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northfield
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

All media welcome, but works must contain sticks or stones or both! Be creative! Artists may submit up to 6 pieces to the show. Exhibit runs Sept 23 to Nov 6. Photo: felted vessel by Christine Pellerin.

Contact: Marge Anderson
margedvaa@gmail.com

 

12th Annual Chalk Art Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: Downtown Northampton Association (DNA)
Deadline: August 26
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: artlink.click/19ff03

The Downtown Northampton Association (DNA) is looking for artists to participate in its 12th Annual Chalk Art Festival to be held in downtown Northampton on September 9, 9am-4pm. There is no fee to participate in the Festival; all accepted artists will receive a stipend of $100 per completed chalk drawing, and three special prizes of $300, $200 and $100 will also be awarded. Application form and full details on website.

Contact: amy@northamptondna.com

 

Borgia Gallery at Elms College

Sponsoring Group Name: Elms College
Deadline: July 12, 2024
Submission 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 1200 square feet, and it is located in the Mary Dooley College Center. Exhibitions run from 4 to 6 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 kiernanb@elms.edu

Contact: Brian Kiernan
kiernanb@elms.edu

 

Call for Craft Vendors

Sponsoring Group Name: Turners Falls Summer Bazaar
Deadline: August 16
Submission Fees: $35 for 10x10 tent, $60 for 10x20 tent
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: bit.ly/3HrpG31

The Second Annual Turners Falls Summer Bazaar is looking for vendors to participate in the August 27 craft fair, scheduled from 9am-4pm at Peskeompskut Park, on the corner of Avenue A and Seventh Street. This is a juried show. Only accept one vendor from each direct sales company will be permitted. $35 for 10x10' tent or $60 for a 10x20' tent. Proceeds benefit the Franklin County Dog Shelter. Visit website to apply.

Contact: Dawn Fisher Hubbard
413-824-2031

 

Valley Arts Mentors Remote Mentoring Program

Sponsoring Group Name: Valley Arts Mentors
Deadline: rolling
Submission Fees: none
Website: artsmentors.org/mentorship

VAM is currently accepting registrations for Year 2's Mentorship Cohort! We will be matching 10 arts mentors with 10 mentees on a rolling basis. Commitment: Mentors and mentees connect online or, pandemic allowing, in person once every two weeks for a six month period. We seek applications from mentees, and we are recruiting mentors who are established artists or arts professionals with 15+ years of experience in their field. Full details on website.

 

The Montague Reporter Wrapping Paper Edition

Sponsoring Group Name: The Montague Reporter
Deadline: September 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Montague

The Montague Reporter invites local artists to submit designs for a wrapping paper edition to be published in November. Each artist will be given a double page measuring 20 by 22 inches. The design may use full color. Selected artists receive a $200 stipend plus copies of the edition. Send your contact information and a proposal along with up to three samples of finished work that represents your style (.jpegs please), to features@montaguereporter.org with "Wrap" in the subject line.

Contact: Nina Rossi
features@montaguereporter.org
413-834-8800

 

Three Calls at Small Works Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: Small Works Gallery at Gateway City Arts
Deadline: September 5 / October 10 / November 21
Submission Fees: $10 per show
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: gatewaycityarts.com/small-works-gallery/about-the-small-works-gallery

Gateway City Arts is now accepting submissions for its final three shows of 2022 in the Small Works Gallery: HERBARIUM (Fantasy Flowers) on view September 14 - October 15; TANDEM (poetry and art) on view October 19 - November 26; and the 5TH ANNUAL SMALL WORKS HOLIDAY SHOW on view November 30 - December 31.

Contact: smallworksgallery@gatewaycityarts.com

 

Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition

Sponsoring Group Name: Workshop13
Deadline: August 21
Submission Fees: $27 for one entry, $37 for two entries, $47 for three entries
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

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.

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

 

The Elusie Gallery 2022 & 2023

Sponsoring Group Name: The Elusie Gallery at Big Red Frame
Deadline: rolling
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: bigredframe.com/news

The Elusie Gallery is seeking applications to fill the rest of the 2022 calendar as well as 2023. Anybody can apply. Priority will be given to: 1) artists whose exhibits have been cancelled because of Covid-19, 2) emerging artists, 3) group exhibits with social or environmental themes. Exhibits open on the first Friday of the month with Artwalk Easthampton and run until a week before the next Artwalk. Full details on website.

Contact: elusie@bigredframe.com

 

Easthampton Farmers' Market

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts
Deadline: reviewed on a rolling basis
Submission Fees: free to apply, $35 per market if selected
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: artlink.click/90f93c

An exciting new partnership between Easthampton City Arts & the Easthampton Farmers' Market! We're sharing out an open call to any local visual artists working in any media who is interested in exhibiting + selling your work at the outdoor market during the 2022 season. It's free to apply and $35 per market to participate, if selected. Tent, table, and chairs provided. Saturdays May through October. Application on website.

 

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit

Sponsoring Group Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

In this extraordinary time of social isolation, people still need to connect with others, share ideas, see something new, and express our creativity. This Hosmer Gallery welcomes anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited!

 

Saturday Salon at The LAVA Center

Sponsoring Group Name: The LAVA Center
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: forms.gle/jNEhqYGk8gBRhL5v5

Seeking artists and vendors to display their work during our Saturday Salon. Artists of all stripes--visual artists, writers, musicians, vendors, filmmakers, etc.--are welcome to join us!

Contact: vanessa@localaccess.org

 

Classes / Workshops / Seminars / Meet Ups

The Handle Factory: Registration open for Fall classes

Fee: varies
Location: The Handle Factory
Address: 49 Conway Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: handlefactory.com

Registration is open for weekly class series and special topic classes this fall. Get information, register for a class, or sign up to work independently as a studio member. Potters of color are encouraged to explore our BIPOC membership option. All info is on the website.

Contact: handlefactoryclay@gmail.com

 

Printmaking at Red Horse Sanctuary

Date & Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Saturdays
Fee: $30/2 hour class
Location: Red Horse Sanctuary
Address: 7 Mountain Street
City/Town: Haydenville
Website: redhorsesanctuary.com

Etching, Monoprint and Block Printing classes. Pay by the class and come to as many or as few as you like, although it is recommended to sign up for at least two classes in order to complete a print. Students of all abilities welcome. Join a welcoming, supportive, friendly community of like minded people, learn new techniques, share ideas, and enjoy the beautiful space and excellent facilities.

Contact: Shoshana DeAtley
shanadeatley@icloud.com
413-221-5775

 

Sculpting the Human Head with John Collins

Date & Time: Sundays, 9am-4pm, August 21 & 28
Fee: $290 non-members, $260 members
Location: ClayWorks
Address: 71 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

In this workshop series learn the foundations of realistic sculpting in water-based clay. Students will make a sculpture of a human head from a live model. Get hands-on experience in armature building, proper proportion measuring, and detailed eye and lip studies using clay sculpting tools and techniques.

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

 

On & Off the Wheel with Mary Remington

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6-9pm, September 6 - November 1
Fee: $310
Location: ClayWorks
Address: 71 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

In this beginner-friendly pottery course, students will learn wheel throwing, hand-building, form, surface design, and glazing techniques to make functional and sculptural pieces. This is also suitable for intermediate students who want to work independently, but need some instruction and constructive feedback.

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

 

Plein Air Painting with Loretta Medeiros

Date & Time: Saturday, 10am-4pm, September 3
Fee: $100 non-members, $90 members
Location: Bird Hill Farm
Address: Upper Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

Join landscape National Award Winning painter Loretta Medeiros for a small-size Plein Air painting workshop. This class is for beginner to intermediate painters. Loretta will share her enthusiasm for Plein Air painting with you! Instruction will focus on how to create a good composition when outdoors, the use of colors, values, and lights. Acrylic, oils, or watercolor.

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

 

Tuesday Morning Screen Printing

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 10am-2pm, September 27 - October 25
Fee: $440
Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com/event/tuesday-morning-screen-printing

Explore screenprinting or deepen your practice in a five-week morning workshop! This workshop is a sampler of many ways to make screen prints – everything you need to get started on a screenprinting project or to refresh your skills. This workshop is appropriate for all levels.

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

 

Introduction to Etching

Date & Time: Saturday and Sunday, September 24 & 25, 10am-5pm
Fee: $315
Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com/event/introduction-to-etching-with-big

Learn the basics of etching on copper to create beautiful intaglio prints. Bring your ideas, sketches, and enthusiasm! Zea Mays Printmaking is an education and research facility dedicated to finding safer, more sustainable methods of printmaking. All levels of printmaking experience welcome. Plates, paper, ink, etching grounds and use of tools are included in the registration fee.

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

 

Fall Atmosphere Pastel Workshop with Meg Bandarra

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, September 10-11, 10am-12:30pm
Fee: $85 + Materials
Location: Online Via Zoom
Website: megbandarra.com/fallatmosphere-workshop

The transition times (or shoulder seasons) in New England are famously fickle, but those temperature fluctuations create the perfect opportunity to paint fog. Fog is a wonderful weather effect that's fun to paint with pastel, and fall is an especially good time to practice- we get a lot of fog during this season, the vibrant foliage provides a nice contrast, and there's a mysterious, moody feeling to fog that makes it appropriate for the season. Pastel beginners welcome!

 

Beginning Stained Glass Workshop with Heather McLean

Date & Time: August 21, 9:30am-3pm (with a lunch break)
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 a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. We will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. A perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels welcome. All glass and supplies included in tuition and use of all tools. Other dates for the same class: September 11 & 25, October 9 & 23.

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

 

Intermediate Stained Glass Workshop with Heather McLean

Date & Time: August 28, 9am-12pm OR 1-4pm
Fee: $75
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 229
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: dragonflystainedglassstudio.com

We will cover all the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. Students may choose any size and style of pattern or bring their own. Glass, foil and solder will be available for purchase. After completing this class students will be eligible to register for open studio time. This class is designed for students who have completed our beginning/sun catcher class or have equivalent experience. Other date for the same class: Sept 18.

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

 

Needle Felted Landscape Workshop with Chris Pellerin

Date & Time: September 17, 12-4pm
Fee: $105
Location: Fiddleheads Gallery
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: eventbrite.com/e/384175337777

Make a painterly needle felted autumn landscape. You will learn how transfer an image from a photograph, blend wool colors, and manipulate your needle to achieve certain effects. Time permitting, we'll talk about mounting your textile art for framing (frame not included). Class is suitable for beginners as well as people with some experience needle felting (over age 12). Fee includes instruction and materials kit.

Contact: Chris Pellerin
cspellerin@comcast.net
413-387-5387

 

Artist Appreciation August

Date & Time: August 18, 1-2pm
Fee: none
Location: online
Website: eventbrite.com/e/artist-appreciation-month-tickets-388134118597

Are you an artist? Do you want to turn your creative endeavors into a business? Let the Mass Cultural Council and the SBA help you! Dan Blask from the Mass Cultural Council and Caroline Williams from the Massachusetts District Office of the SBA will share resources for artists and entrepreneurs to help you take the next step as a creative entrepreneur. We'll discuss SBA programs and funding as well as grant opportunities and support from the Mass Cultural Council.

 

Linocut: Start to Print

Date & Time: Tue-Thur, 10am-5pm, August 23-25
Fee: $390
Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com/event/linocut-start-to-print

After examining the history and evolution of the linocut, we will create a relief print, taking a linocut block from conception to final printing with a focus on carving discrete objects, animals, figures, or objects that can be "cut out" from the surrounding block. This workshop will go beyond the basics and include shaping plates, exploring narrative with the addition of a second plate, and/or printing block to block to create a mirror image block and print.

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

 

Easthampton Clay: Registration open for September classes

Fee: varies
Location: Easthampton Clay
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 241
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptonclay.com

Registration is now open for September! Adult Classes are 8 weeks for $280 and include one 25-pound bag of clay. Each adult class has two hours of optional practice time per week. Kids/teen classes are $210 per class. Clay and a tool kit is provided.

Contact: info@easthamptonclay.com

 

Teen Arts at Forbes Library

Date & Time: Fridays, 3:30-4:30pm
Fee: free
Location: Community Room at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/9326027?hs=a

Drop in, relax, and make art! Make the suggested project each week, or use our supplies to do your own thing. All materials will be provided. This program is for teens only. Email Madison Bishop with questions.

Contact: Madison Bishop
mbishop@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1010

 

Beginning Bookbinding Class: Pamphlet Sewn Notebooks with Sandra Haynes

Date & Time: Saturday, August 20, 10am-12pm
Fee: $25
Location: Mill District Local Art Gallery
Address: 91 Cowls Road
City/Town: North Amherst
Website: generalstorelocalgallery.com

Explore book artistry with Sandra Haynes at the Local Art Gallery! Learn about the art of book construction and storytelling while creating two notebooks using 5 hole pamphlet sewing and chain stitch sewing. All materials provided, though you may bring a small stash of decorative paper & memorabilia to personalize your book. This is NOT a drop in class! Plan to be present for the entire workshop. Adults & children 12+ with adult accompaniment. Preregistration required-ONLY 10 spots!

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

 

Collage Workshop with Donald Clark

Date & Time: Wednesday, 4-6pm, August 24
Fee: free
Location: Make-It Springfield
Address: 168 Worthington Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: makeitspringfield.org/events

Working with collage artist, Donald Clark, you'll use various papers, cloth, and paste to create your image. Lots of materials will be provided, however if you have something you'd like to use bring it along with your imagination. No experience necessary. This workshop will make participants of any age unleash their creativity. Fun for parents/grandparents and their kids! Between sessions, stop by during Make-It's open hours to practice and explore with our in-house materials at no cost.

Contact: Marla Shelasky
marla@makeitspringfield.org
413-626-2891

 

Sewing Night Fridays at Looky Here

Date & Time: Fridays, 6-8pm, until August 19
Fee: $5-20
Location: Looky Here
Address: 28 Chapman Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: lookyheregreenfield.com

Bring your projects or start some here! We're breaking out the machines and are here for all things sewing!

Contact: Hannah Brookman
lookyheregreenfield@gmail.com
720-253-6750

 

Learn & Practice Gel Plate Printing with Mari Chavez

Date & Time: Saturday, 11-1pm, August 27
Fee: $5
Location: Make-It Springfield
Address: 168 Worthington Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: makeitspringfield.org/events

Springfield artist Mari Chavez returns to guide you in learning the techniques and tricks of gel plate printing! Experiment and create your own set of beautiful papers to take home for collage work or for framing. All tools and supplies are available at Make-It for you to use. Return during open hours to practice at no cost! View Mari's whimsical artwork at madeofseaandstars.com. We are committed to making workshops available to all - if needed, text 413-455-0663 to request a free code.

Contact: Marla Shelasky
marla@makeitspringfield.org
413-626-2891

 

Painting Summer Flowers in Watercolor with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm, August 22-31
Fee: $160 plus supplies
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org

Paint some glorious summer flowers! In this 4-session class you will learn wet on wet, dry brush, and a combo of both. We will touch on color and contrast as well as composition. The images will be a variety of summer flowers, maybe sunflowers, daisies, hollyhocks, etc.

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

 

Figure Drawing at Looky Here

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8pm, until August 25
Fee: $15
Location: Looky Here
Address: 28 Chapman Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: lookyheregreenfield.com

Bring your own materials, easels provided!

Contact: Hannah Brookman
lookyheregreenfield@gmail.com
720-253-6750

 

Amherst Plein Air Society (APAS)

Date & Time: Tues, Thurs, Fri mornings, May-October
Fee: $40/year member dues
Location: a different location in the Valley every week
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 welcome. We are a welcoming, supportive group where we all learn from and help each other grow in our work. Come try a paint-out to see if APAS is a good fit for you.

Contact: Susanne Personette
SusannePersonette@gmail.com

 

Summer Art Class for Kids

Date & Time: Sundays, 12-2pm, until August 28
Fee: $10-$60 per class (sliding scale)
Location: Survivor Arts Collective / Qaleidoscope
Address: 1 Cottage Street, Suite 518
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: tinyurl.com/kidsclass22

This multi-media art class will be geared towards 5-7 year olds. We will look at artist's work, get inspired, and learn foundational techniques together. The class focuses on structured lesson plans with room for student led projects and ideas. Does your kid have a favorite artist or a project they're wanting to start? Let's explore it together! Each weekly class ranges from $10-$60 with some flexibility. For more info about pricing and payment, please see website. Please email Cleo with any questions.

Contact: Cleo Vesy
cleo.vesy7@gmail.com
301-300-0420

 

Drawing in the landscape with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: Wednesday afternoons
Location: Mt. Pollux
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.lornaritz.com

Technical & Aesthetic Instruction: a critical approach to your drawing focusing color changes in the mountains, trees, fields, sky. Lorna encourages artists to ask questions on paper rather than stating what the eye perceptually sees and/or what the mind already knows. The eye, instead, moves around and not just on the object being drawn or painted, so that movement is created between objects through color relationships. Individual or group critiques.

Contact: lenajenny3@yahoo.com

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