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This Week's Newsletter: November 12, 2019

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
November 12, 2019
Issue #584

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Featured Listings:

Holyoke: Studios at Open Square

Location: Open Square
Date(s) available: early 2020
Address: 4 Open Square Way, suites 207A & 207B
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.opensquare.com/space/studio

Two approximately 1,305 square foot studios will be available for move in the first quarter of 2020 at Open Square. Refinished maple floors, white walls and ceiling. Tons of natural light through 3 south/southwestern facing windows. Lots of parking onsite. 24/7 Card access system and camera security systems onsite. Three high speed providers to choose from in building. Two-year lease required. $870/month inclusive of all but data. Perfect size space for sharing with a buddy.

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

 

Pop-up Shop: Outside the Box Gift Shop

Start Date: November 4, 2019
End Date: December 30, 2019
Location Name: Inside the Springfield Visitor Center
Hours: Tue & Thur-Fri 10:30am-5pm
Address: 1319 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield

Gift shop with local, handmade items and other unique gifts. Located right inside the Springfield Visitor Center, you'll have access to items such as: handmade soaps & essential oil products, painted stemware, handmade jewelery, crocheted hats and scarves, dog treats, lavender eye pillows, painted wooden signs and more! Cool stuff, yummy smells, good vibes and friendly faces.

Contact: Michelle LaRocque
mslarocque@comcast.net
413-265-9307

 

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

Games of Chance

Artists: Shawn Farley, Lois Guarino
Start Date: November 6, 2019
End Date: November 26, 2019
Location Name: Augusta Savage Gallery
Hours: Mon-Tue 1-7pm, Wed-Fri, 1-5pm (closed academic breaks)
Address: 103 New Africa House, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fineartscenter.com/augusta

Shawn Farley's painted mixed-media constructions utilize discarded and found materials to yield soulful results. Lois Guarino exhibits pen drawings that she creates by making marks, which she follows obsessively until completion.

Contact: Alexia Cota
acota@umass.edu
413-545-5177

 

Therese Legere

Artist: Therese Legere
Start Date: November 1, 2019
End Date: December 31, 2019
Location Name: AmherstWorks
Address: Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherstworks.io

New seasonal paintings. Come meet the artist at the Amherst Art Walk-Thurs 11/7, 5-8pm. She will also be showing her weavings: scarves, shawls & cowls.

 

FIBERSHED Woven Together: From Farm to Fashion Within Fifty Miles

Artists: Western Mass Fibershed
Start Date: November 4, 2019
End Date: January 3, 2020
Location Name: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hours: Tue-Thur 9am-5:30pm, Fri 9am-5pm
Address: 845 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hitchcockcenter.org/programs/community-programs/community-gallery-exhibit

Celebrates the successful production of bioregional wool fabric that was fashioned into original designs by local craftspeople. From bespoke shoes to flat caps and everything in between, ten expert artisans turned the flat fabric into one-of-a-kind, wearable items. Alongside the completed apparel, the fiber, yarn, cloth, and narrative storytelling materials will be on display to educate the public about producing local textiles.

Contact: Michelle Parrish
localcolordyes@gmail.com
413-461-5588

 

Wherever I May Be, the Sky is Mine

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 4, 2019
End Date: November 22, 2019
Location Name: Herter Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: 125A Herter Hall, UMass
City/Town: Amherst

An exhibition presenting works by the 1st and 2nd year MFA students from the Department of Art at the University of Massachusetts. Artists include: Taylor Benoit, Chenda Cope, Sally Curcio, Hannah Duggan, Avery Forbes, Cima Khademi, Nima Nikaklagh, Abbey Paccia, Jessica Scott, Chaehee Yoon. Curated by Professor Young Min Moon.

Contact: hertergallery@umass.edu
413-545-0976

 

Kintsugi

Artist: Karen Loomis
Start Date: November 10, 2019
End Date: December 6, 2019
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass Amherst
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm, closed Thanksgiving week
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, Hampden Commons
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fineartscenter.com/hampden

Loomis chose to express Kintsugi in a non-traditional way, by expanding it to include not only broken pots but all of nature, especially trees. In these pieces she calls attention to the lines and patterns made by time, the elements, experience, trauma, and even insects. Her inspiration first came about by mindfully stacking firewood. She became aware of the sculptural forms and shapes of the knots, holes and scars. She carefully set these aside so they would escape ignition in the woodstove.

Contact: Sally Curcio
413-545-3394

 

UPSTREAM

Artist: Deborah Garner
Start Date: November 10, 2019
End Date: December 6, 2019
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass Amherst
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm, closed Thanksgiving week
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, Hampden Commons
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fineartscenter.com/hampden

Leyden, MA artist Deborah Garner exhibits improvisational paintings via personal immersions in the Collective Stream of Consciousness. Her artistic process is one concerned with "letting go". Letting go of image, symbol,composition - a letting go of control by my intellectual-self and an attempted stepping back from a strictly personal point of view toward a more universal one.

Contact: Sally Curcio
413-545-3394

 

Embodied Landscape

Artist: Laura Radwell
Start Date: November 6, 2019
End Date: November 29, 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/radwell

New paintings by Northampton artist Laura Radwell. Radwell's work is characterized by atmospheric and dream-like components of landscape that drift, overlap, and morph into one another. These new works are an exploration of a further point along that continuum involving tighter, more disciplined, and dynamic compositions -- they emerge from a place she has not been before, a willingness to commit to more definition.

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

 

Re-Imagined

Artist: Elaina Kennedy
Start Date: November 7, 2019
End Date: November 30, 2019
Location Name: Gallery A3
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

A solo exhibit by Elaina Kennedy. Kennedy challenged herself to use only materials that she would otherwise discard, and transform them into artworks. She hopes to highlight awareness about how much one person consumes as well as find beauty in materials already produced. Artists in Community Forum: November 21, 7:30pm.

Contact: Elaina Kennedy
elaina.kennedy@vcfa.edu
413-627-4926

 

Exploring Light, Dark and Color: Recent Pastel Landscapes

Artist: Richard Cohen
Start Date: November 1, 2019
End Date: January 30, 2020
Location Name: Jewish Community of Amherst
Hours: Tue-Thur 10am-4pm, Fri 10am-3pm, or by appt
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

Cohen's landscape paintings are inspired by his love of the outdoors. Being in nature nourishes and energizes him, and in his paintings he tries to capture the beauty, awe and serenity of those experiences. He wants to enable the viewer, even when inside, to be surrounded by natural beauty, and experience the play of light on hills, trees and water.

Contact: Richard Cohen
ra_cohen@msn.com
413-256-6145

 

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

 

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

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Balance

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 9, 2019
End Date: December 5, 2019
Location Name: Go With the Float
Address: Keystone Building, 122 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/Art-Gallery-at-Go-with-the-Float-118495016209505

Balance... What does it mean to you? This group show poses this question, with a variety of answers. This is a many medium show. Artists include: Katelyn Hurd, Amy Kotel, Adora LaRoche, Ruthie Oland, Faith Oland, Rose O'Shei, and several more.

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

 

Zea Mays at ECA

Start Date: November 7, 2019
End Date: November 26, 2019
Location Name: ECA Gallery
Hours: Tues & Thur 12-5pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

A group show of artists working at Zea Mays printmaking studio in Northampton. Image by Nancy Haver.

 

All Our People

Artists: amy dame, Ahalya Raman
Start Date: November 9, 2019
End Date: December 5, 2019
Location Name: MAP Space
Hours: Mon & Wed 12-5pm
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

An multimedia exhibition of textiles by amy dame and photographs and video by Ahalya Raman. amy dame combines art and craft to create pieces that express the experiences, beliefs and political convictions that guide their life as a fat queer femme genderqueer person with invisible disabilities. Ahalya Raman was born in India, and currently lives in Western Massachusetts. She is interested in memory, in what remains, and looking back in order to look forward.

 

Easthampton Days

Artist: Alyssa Pratt
Start Date: November 1, 2019
End Date: December 31, 2019
Location Name: Payson Gallery
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-5pm
Address: 50 Payson Ave
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

An exhibition of photographs of the City of Easthampton by local artist Alyssa Pratt.

 

Chapters

Artist: Olwen O'Herlihy Dowling
Start Date: November 9, 2019
End Date: December 7, 2019
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BigRedFrame.com

Etchings in intaglio and drypoint & monotype.

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

 

Street Art from Montreal to Miami

Artist: Richard Bulda
Start Date: November 8, 2019
End Date: January 5, 2020
Location Name: Mill 180 Park
Hours: Wed-Thur & Sat 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-10pm, Sun 11am-6pm
Address: 180 Pleasant Street #217
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/RichardWBulda

Richard Bulda captures images that rock with a sense of happening. This exhibit showcases his travels to Montreal for the Under Pressure Annual Montreal Graffiti Festival, to Wynwood district in Miami during Art Basel, which features hundreds of street artist working on their walls, to Fresh Paint Springfield annual Mural Festival. His first memorable foray in digital was with the Christo's Gate project in Central Park, He enjoys rubbing elbows with highly creative people wherever he travels.

Contact: RichardBulda@gmail.com
413-527-2698

 

Healing Journey

Artist: Fran Corriveau
Start Date: November 1, 2019
End Date: November 30, 2019
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

This is a continuation of my healing art journey. The show is hung in the lobby of the Inn all month. There are quite a few new works and some old favorites.

Contact: Fran Corriveau
francorriveau@gmail.com
413-219-7731

 

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

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Western Mass Comic Book Expo

Date: Sunday, November 24, 10am-3pm
Location Name: American Legion Post 28
Address: 63 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.facebook.com/events/385165585442246

Mark your calendars for a great event featuring 20 tables of comic books and artwork. Looking for that elusive back issue? Missed the hot new release? Our dealers will have everything from investment grade keys to dollar books! Comic books from the golden age to present! Free Admission! Featuring local creators: Gary Smith, Mark Masztal, Casey Kruk, Warren Onufer, Marcus McLaurin (Marvels, Cage), Tanner Ogle, Casey Kruk.

Contact: westernmasscomicshow@gmail.com

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

New Paintings

Artist: Paul Hoffman
Start Date: November 22, 2019
End Date: January 18, 2020
Reception Date: November 22, 6-8pm
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/events/2500410473512461

Hoffman returns to the Greenfield Gallery for his third show. His works are among the gallery's most popular offerings; his paintings are poetic, dreamscape-like images full of quiet action and surprise--all feels familiar and nothing is as it seems, with new, lush details emerging with every moment spent looking. Hoffman paints and illustrates; a retired commercial illustrator, he moved into fine art using techniques developed during his career, and pulls from references from a lifetime of world travel.

Contact: Rachael Katz
info@thegreenfieldgallery.com
413-772-9334

 

Backroad Visions

Artist: Catherine Lee
Start Date: November 1, 2019
End Date: November 30, 2019
Reception Date: Monday, November 25, 5-8pm
Location Name: The Ballroom at Hawks and Reed
Address: 298 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: hawksandreed.ticketfly.com/e/backroad-visions-the-art-of-catherine-lee-80587193465

An exhibit of western Massachusetts landscape photography.

Contact: cathyannlee@comcast.net

 

Western Massachusetts Illustrators' Guild

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 27, 2019
End Date: November 16, 2019
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/events/521962835301452

Come see the incredible works of members of the Western Massachusetts Illustrators' Guild, which span several styles, mediums and genres but all come together in the vein of narrative illustration.

Contact: Rachael Katz
info@thegreenfeldgallery.com
413-772-9334/p>

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Paintings, Drawings & Sculptures

Artist: David Bowerman
Start Date: November 5, 2019
End Date: December 5, 2019
Reception Date: Sunday, November 17, 2-4pm
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Hours: Tue-Thur 10am-2pm (closed Thanksgiving week)
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.mifafestival.org

For the second event of its 25th Anniversary Season, MIFA Victory Theatre presents David Bowerman at Wistariahurst Museum. The Opening Reception will include live music performed by the Cozy Corner Jazz Ensemble, and light refreshments. The Opening Reception is FREE and open to the public.

Contact: Emily Mann
info@mifafestival.org
413-540-0200

 

New Work

Artist: Nathan Margalit
Start Date: November 2, 2019
End Date: December 3, 2019
Location Name: PULP
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

With his recent work, Margalit extends his understanding of what is possible in the realm of painted encaustic collage, a medium and process in which he is considered a leading practitioner. The work is based on observation and imagination and explores the nature of the painting process with references to moments in art history including, ancient Egypt and 20th century innovative art movements.

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

 

Deconstructing Roy Lichtenstein

Artist: David Barsalou
Start Date: October 10 2019
End Date: November 21, 2019
Location Name: The Taber Art Gallery
Hours: 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

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Scott Prior at 70: A Solo Exhibition

Artist: Scott Prior
Start Date: November 13, 2019
End Date: December 14, 2019
Reception Date: Saturday, November 16, 5-7pm
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

This solo exhibition features new oil paintings by Scott Prior, called "one of America's greatest realist painters" by documentarian John Thornton. Visitors will see still lifes and landscapes, featuring scenes from the Pioneer Valley and Cape Cod. The paintings glow with richly colored light filtered through windows, antique glasses, clouds at sunrise and sunset, and even the silk of hot air balloons.

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

 

2nd Annual Red Dot Dash

Date: Friday, November 22, 5:30-8pm
Location Name: Northampton Community Arts Trust
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.theartsalon.com

An affordable and exciting way to add to a collection, support art makers (50% of a sale goes directly to the artist), and fund ArtSalon honorariums at the same time! Buyers have the opportunity to acquire original 10" x 10" sized 2D works and 10" x 10" x 10" sized 3D works by established and emerging artists for ONLY $88 EACH! Each piece will be exhibited ANONYMOUSLY and is offered on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. The identity of the artist will be revealed only after the work is purchased.

Contact: valleyartsalon@gmail.com
413-586-5553

 

Jeanne Henry Hoose

Artist: Jeanne Henry Hoose
Start Date: November 1, 2019
End Date: November 30, 2019
Reception Date: Thursday, November 21, 5-6:30pm
Location Name: Northampton Senior Center Hall Gallery
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton

Jeanne Henry Hoose's realistic paintings in watercolor and gouache depict still lifes and moments caught of people being themselves.

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

 

Unbroken: 50 In-Line Compositions

Artist: Jonathan Stark
Start Date: November 7, 2019
End Date: November 30, 2019
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Stark lives and works in Northampton where he has space at Anchor House of Artists subsidized studios. 30 years, he has produced stubbornly consistent hyper-focused compositions using one continuous undulating line that never crosses itself, sixty on display. He was included in a presentation on Autism featuring Oliver Sax and Temple Grandin at Cooper Union College. He was featured at the Outsider Art Fair and has shown at Ricco Maresca Gallery in NYC.

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

 

Light Strokes

Artist: Ben Hotchkiss
Start Date: November 7, 2019
End Date: November 30, 2019
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Hotchkiss was born in Manhattan and was raised, the eldest of four sons in a family of artists in rural western Connecticut. As a teen of the sixties, he wandered to end up in Haight Ashbury, San Francisco where he began painting watercolors, moved on to oils making surrealistic abstracts on panels, & was represented by Ricco Maresca. Work included at Intuit Museum of Outsider Art in Chicago and in the New England Visionary Artists Museum in Northampton. He is reclusive and self-taught.

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

 

Valerie Bassett

Artist: Valerie Bassett
Start Date: November 3, 2019
End Date: December 30, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North and West Galleries
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: Valerie-bassett.pixels.com

Valerie Bassett has been working as an artist and instructor in mixed level painting and calligraphy classes in the Northampton and the Berkshire, MA areas for several years. She is a member of art groups in the Pioneer Valley and in the Berkshires, including the Old Deerfield Painting Group. Her beautiful still-life and landscape studies have appeared in public shows throughout the area and her work hangs in several private and public collections.

Contact: valeriebassett@comcast.net

 

30th Annual Children's Illustration Celebration

Start Date: November 10, 2019
End Date: January 15, 2020
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

Contact: Meghan Zaremba
Meghan@RMichelson.com
413-586-3964

 

TRANSITIONS

Artist: Deborra Stewart-Pettengill
Start Date: October 31, 2019
End Date: December 1, 2019
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, back room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

New work explores transitions of color, value, shape and form. Inspired by examination balance and rhythm of Mobius forms.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

In-Dwelling

Artist: Rosemary Starace
Start Date: October 31, 2019
End Date: December 1, 2019
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Starace's sculpture and paintings explore the meaning of "refuge" through house imagery. From the plight of political refugees, the work is a meditation on human vulnerability and internal/external quest for safety. Artist talk: Sunday, November 17, 3pm.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Wall Horn: Jet Construction Installation

Artists: Jet Construction
Start Date: November 5, 2019
End Date: November 28, 2019
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, BFAC, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton

Cameron Schoepp, Peter Anderson and Mark Anderson (known collectively as Jet Construction) created Wall Horn, a piece that emerged from a series of intensive collaboration sessions during Spring 2019. Jet Construction developed a new range of large-scale works projecting issues of tension, compression, gravity, mass and spatial density (as they understand the threads so far). Wall Horn is the first in this series to be built at scale. Public talk by the artists Nov 4, 5-6pm in Graham Hall, BFAC.

Contact: oresmangallery@smith.edu

 

Wood, Paper, Slate

Artist: Carolyn Webb
Start Date: November 6, 2019
End Date: December 7, 2019
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

I have long dreamed of presenting these sculptures and prints in conversation in my community. I was especially curious to see how my work has evolved over time; to show older works juxtaposed with current pieces and thereby reveal the spiral path my career has followed. Past artistic fascinations and forms constantly re-emerge as if there is a gravitational pull towards certain essential forms, ideas and questions present from my beginning.

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

 

Collective Ground

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 2, 2019
End Date: November 19, 2019
Reception Date: Friday, November 15, 5-7pm
Location Name: Northampton Community Arts Trust Building
Hours: Tue-Fri 12-6pm, and by appt
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.northamptonartstrust.org

A.P.E.@33 Hawley presents an exhibition of works by students in the Senior and Advanced Studio Arts program at Mount Holyoke College. Featuring artworks from artists Levi Taylor Booker, Lily Cook, Lauren Ferrara, Abigail Hill, Katie Kelso, Xiangwei Kong, Camila Le, Ricki Lovett, Abby Li, Cora Melcher, Kiwi Song, Samiha Tasnim, Deborah Uller, and Megan Walker, this exhibition brings together fourteen unique visions.

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

 

Like Father, Like Daughter

Artists: Marla Shelasky, Steve Shelasky
Start Date: November 2, 2019
End Date: November 27, 2019
Reception Date: Wednesday, November 13, 5-6:30pm
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

Steve has been taking nature photos all his adult life and has gained local and national recognition. He has won accolades from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and has a number of photos chosen for nature calendars. Marla has made a career in marketing and communications, including graphic design and illustration, while continuing to pursue a love of drawing and textile painting. Her recent work is a series of woven paintings -- the merging of two acrylic paintings on paper.

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

 

Northampton Reflections

Artists: The Hilltown Plein Air Painters
Start Date: November 2, 2019
End Date: November 27, 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

This collection of plein air paintings was inspired by the Hosmer's 2019 Call for Artists, which challenged us to examine what is important and binds us together as a community. For artists living in nearby hilltowns, Northampton is where we go for many of life's events; for entertainment, shopping, celebrations, inspiration and study. The paintings in this collection are a direct result of that challenge.

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

 

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.

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

Season of Light

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 7, 2019
End Date: December 22, 2019
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

An exhibit of exquisite art for holiday giving by more than 50 local artists including paintings, sculpture, pottery, photography and more!

Contact: gaudets22@verizon.net

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Michael Tillyer & the Anchor House Artists

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 1, 2019
End Date: December 31, 2019
Reception Date: Saturday, December 7, 3-5pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 10am-6pm, 7 days
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Sculpture by Michael Tillyer and wall work by artists working in the Anchor House studio. Participating Anchor House Artists: Jon Stark, Mary Dunn, Genevieve Burnett, Ben Hotchkiss, Kevin Bouricius, James Brown, Molly Rupp, Mary Dunn, Peter Mishkin.

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

 

Vermont Glass Guild

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 1, 2019
End Date: December 31, 2019
Reception Date: Saturday, December 7, 3-5pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 10am-6pm, 7 days
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

16 of the 34 members and associate members of the guild are exhibiting their glass art at Salmon Falls Gallery. Techniques shown include Hotglass, Fused/Slumped, Flameworking and Cold Working.

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

 

All Creatures Great and Small

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 30, 2019
End Date: November 25, 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

Group exhibit features a range of images of large, small, and tiny creatures in many media including painting, photography, sculpture, collage, fiber art, glass, and miniatures.

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

 

Melissa Richard

Artist: Melissa Richard
Start Date: October 26, 2019
End Date: November 25, 2019
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.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Ambidextrous

Artists: Andrae Green, Priya Green
Start Date: November 9, 2019
End Date: January 25, 2020
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Address: Tower Square, 1500 Main Street, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Springfield
Website: art4thesoul.org

A double-location exhibition of new paintings by husband and wife Springfield-based artists Andrae and Priya Green. Second location is Bing Arts Center, 716 Sumner Avenue.

Contact: artforthesoulgallery@gmail.com

 

Color and Light

Artists: Artists of Springfield MA
Start Date: November 2, 2019
End Date: December 29, 2019
Location Name: Springfield City Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 12-8pm, Tue & Thu & Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 220 State Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/?s=art+central

Presenting artists in the Greater Springfield Area whose work will be featured on the Artists of Springfield MA 2019 collection of artist note cards: Ellen Pollock, painter, Mary Blaxland, illustrator; Wanda Davila, photographer, and J. Gamaliel Crespo-Rosado, painter. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Contact: MARLA SHELASKY
mjshelasky@gmail.com
413-626-2891

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Full Snow Moon Gathering featuring Traditional Native Finger Weaving

Date: Saturday, November 16, 1-3pm
Class Location: Great Falls Discovery Center
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls

A talk by Mashpee Wampanoag Elder Marlene Lopez, Rabbit Clan Mother. Finger Weaving has been used by the Mashpee Wampanoag people for hundreds of years. Marlene Lopez has been finger-weaving for approximately 30 years. Her main interest in finger weaving is to keep this art alive by teaching others the knowledge that she has learned throughout the years. Free admission. All welcome.

 

Ware Exhibits/Events

Veterans Art Show: Perspectives on Military Service

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 1, 2019
End Date: November 24, 2019
Reception Date: November 16, 5-7pm
Location Name: ArtWorks Gallery
Hours: Fri 3-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 69 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org/gallery

A statewide art show that gives voice to personal military experiences. Artwork from veterans, active duty military, National Guard and Reserves. 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. The gallery will host a guest speaker during the month to discuss Art and the Military. See website for more info.

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

 

Spectacle and Sprawl

Artist: Zannah Noe
Start Date: October 20, 2019
End Date: November 20, 2019
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

 

Wendell Exhibits/Events

[not necessarily] BY THE BOOK

Artist: Trish Crapo
Start Date: November 7, 2019
End Date: December 31, 2019
Reception Date: Saturday, November 16, 1-3pm
Location Name: Wendell Free Library
Address: 7 Wendell Depot Road
City/Town: Wendell

Altered books and collage by Trish Crapo. This exhibit brings together many curious works I've never shown, or haven't shown for a long time. Altering books or making collage have long been activities I did mostly for myself. Both kinds of work open up space in which I can experiment and play. Altering books frees me to deconstruct and reconstruct meaning, and to posit new relationships between books and readers.

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Faculty Art Show at Westfield State University

Start Date: October 15, 2019
End Date: November 16, 2019
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

 

Worthington Exhibits/Events

Hilltown Artisans Guild Holiday Show

Date: November 16 & 17, 10am-4pm both days
Location Name: Worthington Town Hall
Address: Route 112
City/Town: Worthington

Visitors to Hilltown Artisans Guild shows will delight in seeing a variety of finely crafted pottery, small to large paintings in various mediums and styles, fine art photography, cards, brooms, baskets, soaps, quilts, hand-woven scarves, welded metal and straw and stick sculptures, and more.

Contact: Ed Pelletier
hilltownartisansguild@gmail.com

 

Craft Fairs & Open Studios & Pop-up Shops

Makers Market at the Parlor Room

Date: November 23 & 24, Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 11am-4pm
Location Name: Parlor Room
Address: 32 Masonic Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/MakersMarket.Noho

Makers Market is an invitational craft show featuring contemporary, one-of-a-kind goods and gifts. Buy local, handmade, original art and crafts from vendors filling both rooms at the Parlor Room. Our talented group of artists will offer unique, affordable, high-quality jewelry, metal work, pottery, apparel, accessories, home decor, wood work, dolls and more. Free admission.

Contact: Tiffany Hilton
makersmarket@signaturesounds.com
413-824-6506

 

Outside the Box Gift Shop

Start Date: November 4, 2019
End Date: December 30, 2019
Location Name: Inside the Springfield Visitor Center
Hours: Tue & Thur-Fri 10:30am-5pm
Address: 1319 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield

Gift shop with local, handmade items and other unique gifts. Located right inside the Springfield Visitor Center, you'll have access to items such as: handmade soaps & essential oil products, painted stemware, handmade jewelery, crocheted hats and scarves, dog treats, lavender eye pillows, painted wooden signs and more! Cool stuff, yummy smells, good vibes and friendly faces.

Contact: Michelle LaRocque
mslarocque@comcast.net
413-265-9307

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Flight at #LOCAL Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: #LOCAL Gallery
Deadline: November 27
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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Classes & Workshops

Mindfulness Photography Workshop with Amy Thompson Avishai

Date & Time: November 17, 2-6pm
Fee: $59
Class Location: Amy Thompson Avishai Photography and Education
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Studio #032
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: Amythompsonphotos.com

CALM, CREATIVE AND CONNECTED... HEADING INTO THE HOLIDAYS... A half-day workshop blending mindfulness and photography. Engage with the world in a new way, heighten focus and discover authentic self-expression. In this workshop, easily accessible to non-photographers and photographers alike, we will practice techniques that carry over into our everyday lives and help us relate more meaningfully to our surroundings and ourselves. Camera phones welcome, no experience needed, come as you are.

Contact: Amy Thompson Avishai
Amy@amythompsonphotos.com
603-686-0847

 

Learn how to Sell Your Art as Artwork with Robert Floyd

Date & Time: Saturday, November 23, 1:30-4pm
Fee: free
Class Location: Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

This class is designed for emerging artists who grapple with questions like how to price their art appropriately, where and how to show it, and how to connect to resources that will help their careers. We will cover a range of strategies for building an audience, selling and licensing original art in today's ever-changing marketplace. Participants will learn time- and stress-saving business and organizational skills for the working artist.

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

 

Mobile Sculpture Workshop

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 19, 6-8pm
Fee: none
Class Location: Tilton Library
Address: 75 North Main Street
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.facebook.com/events/2460157154217712

In this fun and creative workshop we will explain and demonstrate the basic concepts behind creating a mobile, which it turns out, are fairly straight forward. You will create a small mobile, and this will give you the skills you need to make much larger mobiles at home. All you need to bring is your imagination and any sturdy paper objects (such as colored card stock or postcards) you would like to use. The basic tools, shapes, and wire will be provided. Sign up required, limited to 6 students.

Contact: Candace Bradbury-Carlin
cbradbury-carlin@cwmars.org
413-665-4683

 

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

 

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

 

Ashfield Watercolors with Walter Cudnohufsky

Date & Time: Saturdays, 9am-5:30pm, until June 6
Fee: $110 per class ($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

 

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, November 23, 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!! The next workshop after Nov 23 is Saturday, Dec 21, 9:30am-3pm.

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

Easthampton: Studio share at Eastworks

Location: Eastworks
Date(s) available: now
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton

Looking for responsible person to share my studio space at Eastworks. The space for rent is approximately 20 x 25 feet and faces a huge wall of windows facing Pleasant Street. Ceilings are 14 feet tall, and the light is fantastic. Shared fridge and microwave.

Contact: Suzanne
refinerybrooklyn@gmail.com
917-601-4211

 

Holyoke: Studios at Open Square

Location: Open Square
Date(s) available: early 2020
Address: 4 Open Square Way, suites 207A & 207B
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.opensquare.com/space/studio

Two approximately 1,305 square foot studios will be available for move in the first quarter of 2020 at Open Square. Refinished maple floors, white walls and ceiling. Tons of natural light through 3 south/southwestern facing windows. Lots of parking onsite. 24/7 Card access system and camera security systems onsite. Three high speed providers to choose from in building. Two-year lease required. $870/month inclusive of all but data. Perfect size space for sharing with a buddy.

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

 

Art 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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