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This Week's Newsletter: December 3, 2019

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
December 3, 2019
Issue #587

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Featured Listings:

Open Studios at Paragon Arts and Industry Building

Date: Saturday, December 14, 12-8pm
Location Name: Paragon Arts and Industry Building
Address: 150 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/Paragon-Open-Studios-1218697354937093

We are an eclectic mix of artists and the like who look forward to opening our doors to you. Visitors will discover works in progress and for sale - along with good conversation, yummy treats, and more. Participating studios include: Joey Pesce/Pygmalion Studios, Stanley, Maggie Nowinski, Adell Donaghue, Susan Arata Barocas, Seth Koen, SHOW Circus Studio, Shalan Stained Glass, Brittany Shoup/Whorgy Creations, Jenna McNerney/Level Studio, Marlene Rye, Vanessa Kerby/The Royal Monarch.

 

Cottage Street Open Studios and Holiday Sale

Date: December 7-8 & 14, 10am-5pm
Location Name: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.cottagestreetstudios.com

Located in the heart of the Easthampton Cultural District, Cottage Street Studios will host its annual Open Studios and Holiday Sale! A talented group of more than 50 local fine artists and makers will offer a creative selection of gifts and fine art for home, family and friends in all price ranges: from the smallest ornament to the largest painting. Meet the artists, see where the magic happens, learn how things are made, and find that special gift or treasure that will last a lifetime.

Contact: Patricia Czepiel Hayes
pchayesart@gmail.com
413-259-5164

 

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

Amherst Arts Night Plus

Date: Thursday, December 5, 5-8pm
Location Name: various locations
Address: downtown
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstartsnightplus.com

A free cultural event held monthly throughout downtown. Any month might include exhibitions of visual art, poetry readings, musical performances, lectures. Arts Night Plus brings people into businesses, showcases contemporary art and culture, promotes scores of area artists, and brings cultural enrichment to residents and visitors. Check online for monthly show listings and information on artists and venues.

Contact: info@amherstartsnightplus.com

 

9th Annual Small Works Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 4, 2019
End Date: January 11, 2020
Reception Date: Thursday, December 5, 5-8pm
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/9th-annual-small-works-show

Featuring over 200 works by local artists -- all 6x6" or 5x7" and all framed. From paintings to photographs, illustrations to assemblages and more, the show features works in a wide variety of mediums. All cash-and-carry for easy holiday shopping. Opening reception and Holiday Pie Party: Dec 5th, 5-8pm. Celebrate art and the season and join us for pie and spiced cider, and holiday cheer with our local creative community. A reception and art raffle will follow on Jan 2nd, 5-8pm.

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

 

Small Wonders Holiday Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 5, 2019
End Date: December 28, 2019
Reception Date: December 5, 5-8pm
Location Name: Gallery A3
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Gallery A3's annual December Holiday Show and Sale Small Wonders features small works created by Gallery A3 artists. This original art is mostly on 6" x 6" or 6" x 8" wood panels, and includes paintings, prints, photographs, collages, assemblages, and sculptures. All pieces are small scale and affordable, with holiday gift giving in mind.

Contact: Diane Steingart
ds@jwoodbridge.com

 

Canyon Journeys

Artist: Ann McNeal
Start Date: September 20, 2019
End Date: December 21, 2019
Location Name: Talon Furniture Store
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 320 College St (Route 9)
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.annmcneal.com

These luminous and layered works refer to the Grand Canyon as seen from underneath, at the river level, where the walls hang above and dwarf the traveler. Semi-abstract paintings evoke the moods of the canyon, the sense of space, color, and light.

Contact:Ann McNeal
amcn33@gmail.com

 

Contrast

Artists: Therese Legere, Vimala Steadman, Roxanne Boyd
Start Date: December 2, 2019
End Date: December 30, 2019
Reception Date: Thursday, December 5, 5-8pm
Location Name: Burnett Gallery, Jones Library
Hours: Mon 1-5pm, Tue & Thur 9am-9pm, Wed & Fri-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-4:30pm
Address: Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst

Three artist that contrast in idea, method, and media. Therese Legere is a painter who creates figurative and abstract paintings using a variety of materials such as oil pastels, oil and acrylic paint. Vimala Steadman is a painter of primarily abstract acrylic works on paper. Roxanne Boyd is a papercut artist who uses non-traditional materials including leaves, upcycled journal pages, and recyclable waterproof paper.

 

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. 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

 

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

 

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

Artists of Arcadia's Art House

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 6, 2019
End Date: January 29, 2020
Reception Date: December 14, 10-4pm
Location Name: Visitor's Center, Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Hours: 9am-3pm daily
Address: 127 Combs Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/arcadia/exhibits/art-house-artists

Works created by the Art House artists-in-residence: Stacy Dell Isola, Ella Condon, Doris Madsen, Russell Powell, and Jan Ruby-Crystal. This is a fundraiser for the Art House. The Arcadia Art House is a lively and charming cabin, open five days a week from April through November 1. Artists-in-residence provide encouragement, opportunities, and art materials to help visitors and campers of all ages engage in their own creative experiences.

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

 

Paintings

Artist: Robert Moorhead
Start Date: December 10, 2019
End Date: January 15, 2020
Reception Date: Saturday, December 14, 1:30-3pm
Location Name: Grubbs Gallery
Address: Williston-Northampton School
City/Town: Easthampton

Paintings by Moorhead present images based on letterforms from the Roman and Arabic alphabet, poetic texts, and geometrical abstractions. Executed in standard, iridescent and interference acrylic paint the works respond to different light sources. Moorhead admires and is influenced by early Christian mysticism, French Romanesque frescoes, and 16th century French gardens. His grounding in the values of ‘modernism' finds its way into his work as does the rendering of deep mystical states.

 

The Gift of Art

Artists: The Easthampton Art Guild
Start Date: December 2, 2019
End Date: December 31, 2019
Reception Date: Sunday, December 8, 3:30-4:30pm
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Started in 2006, the Easthampton Art Guild artists are a diverse group, exhibiting work in a variety of styles and media, while sharing the same love of art.

Contact: Adele Dowell
adele.dowell@gmail.com
413-203-5688

 

Mni Wiconi, Honoring the Water Protectors

Artist: John Willis
Start Date: November 9, 2019
End Date: December 11, 2019
Reception Date: December 7, 5-8pm
Location Name: Easthampton Media
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 192
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: floydgallery.com

John Willis brings us right onto the North Dakota reservation with his select seeing and passion to share the truth. "I supported the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their allies with the indigenous led movement resisting placing the Dakota Access Pipeline under the Missouri River, their water source." Image: Non-natives circle to protect the Dakota Water Protectors from the police ©John Willis.

Contact: 413-529-2635

 

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

 

All Our People

Artists: amy dame, Ahalya Raman
Start Date: November 9, 2019
End Date: December 5, 2019
Reception Date: Friday, December 6, 6-9pm
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

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

8" x 8" x $88: Zea Mays Printmaking's annual exhibition and SALE

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 3, 2019
End Date: December 24, 2019
Reception Date: Friday, December 13, 5-8pm
Location Name: Sanford Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking
Hours: Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm, 2nd & 4th weekends, 11am-4pm
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com

Etchings, Screenprints, Monoprints, Collagraphs, Woodcuts and more - all original, hand-pulled works of art! All prints for sale are 8" x 8" and cost $88. Cash and carry (cash, check and credit card accepted). Come buy a print for a gift or for yourself and support a printmaker at the same time!

Contact: liz@zeamaysprintmaking.com

 

Holidays at CyclePottery

Artists: CyclePottery Studio Potters
Start Date: November 29, 2019
End Date: December 22, 2019
Reception Date: December 13, 6-9pm
Location Name: CyclePottery
Hours: Sat-Sun 10am-6pm
Address: 42 Maple Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.cyclepottery.com

Celebrate the holidays with us at CyclePottery! Festivities kick off Black Friday and continue through December 22 and include handmade pottery for sale, a holiday clay craft, wheel throwing demos, entry into holiday gift basket drawing with purchase and local treats! Come join our Meet the Potters Holiday Party on Friday December 13 from 6-9pm.

Contact: Kathryn Roszko
cyclepottery01062@gmail.com
413-333-8893

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

New Paintings

Artist: Paul Hoffman
Start Date: November 22, 2019
End Date: January 18, 2020
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

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

PHOTOGRAPHS: Jon Goodman & Kane Stewart

Artists: Jon Goodman, Kane Stewart
Start Date: December 7, 2019
End Date: January 5, 2020
Reception Date: Saturday, December 7, 5-8pm
Location Name: PULP
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

Connecting the work of these two artists is their dedication to older photographic processes, including the photogravure and platinum & carbon prints. While the subject matter varies, it is the beauty and lush tonal range of the prints that elevates the work.

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

 

Paintings, Drawings & Sculptures

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

This show is a historical perspective of my work documenting how it develops from the exploration stage to the maturity of that discovery. It was as if I was an alchemist mixing pigments, clay, wood chips and passion until something, some thing of value to me, appeared. Using paintings, drawings, and sculptures, each is a stepping-stone along a continuous path. The path, to date, has taken 36 years.

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

 

North Hatfield Exhibits/Events

Pushing Paint Around

Artist: Jim Murphy
Start Date: December 6, 2019
End Date: February 23, 2020
Reception Date: December 14, 1-3pm
Location Name: Black Birch Vineyard
Address: 108 Straits Road
City/Town: North Hatfield
Website: www.blackbirchvineyard.com

Contact: Aja Talarico
aja@blackbirchvineyard.com
413-247-3300

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

ASTONISHING ROOMFUL

Artists: Ted Eiseman, Juan Vazquez
Start Date: December 6, 2019
End Date: December 31, 2019
Reception Date: Friday, December 13, 5-8:30pm
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Ted Eiseman, the chief artist at F.F.P. poster & print restoration, Haydenville, and Juan Vazquez, collector, present their collection of antique, restored posters of unusual art-quality origins and Eiseman's exotic masks. Eiseman's expertise as a restorer and preparator of antique documents is much sought out by professional collectors of whom, Vazquez is one. Both are musicians too and will entertain at the reception with Ryan Larson to open. Find more on Eiseman on Instagram @brachbuilder

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

 

Everything 2019 Review at Anchor House of Artists

Start Date: December 6, 2019
End Date: December 31, 2019
Reception Date: Friday, December 13, 5-8:30pm
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Now going on its twenty-third year, Anchor House of Artists reviews 2019 & the 18 artists who exhibited in its galleries & New England Visionary Artists Museum, including Wendita Chicoine, Jonathan Stark, Andrew Magee, Anna Bayles Arthur, Carol Boyer, Kevin Bouricius, James Brown, Mark Brown, Arleen Correa, Cara Finch, Ben Hotchkiss, Amy Johnquest, Sylvia Boston & Ernest Jerry Johnson, John Landino, Neal Parks, Brooke Schnable, Deborah Sklar. We're showing them all plus others in the collection.

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

 

In Memoriam Kevin Bouricius (1951-2019)

Start Date: December 6, 2019
End Date: December 31, 2019
Reception Date: Friday, December 13, 5-8:30pm
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Kevin Bouricius, 68, of Amherst, passed away peacefully on November 4th. He was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico, grew up in Katonah, New York, and resided in the Pioneer Valley for 33 years. Bouricius was a talented and reclusive painter. Of the first members at Anchor House of Artists, he was selected for key shows including exhibits at Boston's Federal Reserve Bank, Fountain Gallery, & the Outsider Fair in NYC and had many solo shows too. Thoughtful, he lived well through his art.

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

 

Changing Perspective, New Outlook on Our Environment

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 5, 2019
End Date: January 5, 2020
Reception Date: Friday, December 13, 5-8pm
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

A group show of works by members of the Oxbow Gallery that investigates our relationship to the natural world in the midst of climate crisis.

 

Mushroom Spore Print Art

Artist: Madge Evers
Start Date: December 1, 2019
End Date: December 31, 2019
Reception Date: Friday, December 13, 5-8pm
Location Name: The Bike Bar at Northampton Bicycle
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9:30am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 319 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.madgeevers.com

Images from Evers's 2019 Herbarium and 2017 Iterations series. Evers uses materials she grows or forages to make images that "explore the sweet spot between accident and design." The Herbarium series is an interpretation of the practice of preserving plant specimens for scientific study, inspired by Emily Dickinson's Herbarium. Evers's prints are described as "at the nexus of printmaking, antique photography, and environmental studies" by Juliet Feibel, Executive Director of ArtsWorcester.

Contact: Madge Evers
mevers6@comcast.net
413-586-3810

 

Artist of the Month

Artist: Stephanie Vignone
Start Date: December 1, 2019
End Date: December 31, 2019
Location Name: Northampton Senior Center Hall Gallery
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton

Stephanie Vignone creates dramatic landscapes in pastel and oils .

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

 

Soft Works: Abstract landscapes

Artist: Tisha Ferguson
Start Date: December 3, 2019
End Date: December 29, 2019
Reception Date: December 4, 6-8pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Abstract landscapes in fiber & mixed media. Her abstract expressionist landscapes are emotional interpretations of the world as it reveals itself.

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

 

Alice Thomas

Artist: Alice Thomas
Start Date: December 3, 2019
End Date: December 29, 2019
Reception Date: December 4, 6-8pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Alice Thomas is a contemporary-conceptual artist. She has shown her work in Massachusetts and New York; recent venues include Smith College, Amherst College and the Stoneleigh-Burnham School. Her paintings in this exhibit are acrylic on canvas from both the Precarious and Coalesce series, including the painting that became the cover art for Silkworm 12: Survival, Annual Review of the Florence Poets Society, 2019 edition.

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

 

Cin Kunz

Artist: Cin Kunz
Start Date: December 3, 2019
End Date: December 29, 2019
Reception Date: December 4, 6-8pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Cin Kunz is an interdisciplinary artist based in Northampton. Her newest paintings present a visual reaction to the conflict between the symbiotic foundation of the natural world and the chaotic expansion of exploitative human activity. She examines the tension found between forms, the use of line as points of contact and meaning, and the influence of one boundary, one direction, one action upon another.

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

 

Panel discussion: Reclaiming Munio Makuuchi, an American Artist

Date: December 3, 5-6pm
Location Name: Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, Smith College
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton

The relevance of the artist's poetry and prints nearly 20 years after his death. Speakers include Curator Aprile Gallant, Professor Floyd Cheung, Printer Andrew Balkin and art historian Margo Machida.

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

 

Scott Prior at 70: A Solo Exhibition

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Tiny Treasures

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 27, 2019
End Date: January 25, 2020
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

A selection of miniature art works includes paintings, photographs, ceramics, fiber art, glass, basketry, paper cuts, handmade books, wooden boxes, jewelry, and holiday ornaments.

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

 

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

 

Southampton Exhibits/Events

Celebrate Springfield Live

Artist: Patricia Crutchfield
Start Date: November 10, 2019
End Date: December 8, 2019
Reception Date: December 8
Location Name: Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center
Hours: Sun & Tue-Wed 1-5pm
Address: 2 East Street (@College Hwy/Route 10)
City/Town: Southampton
Website: floydgallery.com

Pat Crutchfield observes, plays, and creates images of the life, culture, and sounds of Springfield. Pat comfortably walks the Springfield streets being attracted to light and color, vivid and subtle. The Springfield Fresh Paint project has focused her vision to delight us all with her large format prints. An accompanying video of 96 of her images blended with music created by her son Zach. Image: Celebrate Springfield_1 (c) Patricia Crutchfield 2019.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Oh, the Places We've Been and the People We've Seen...

Artist: Lyn Silverstein
Start Date: November 19, 2019
End Date: December 27, 2019
Location Name: Springfield Jewish Community Center
Hours: Mon-Thur 5:30am-9:30pm, Fri 5:30am-6pm, Sun 7am-5pm
Address: 1160 Dickinson Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldjcc.org

Join us as local photographer Lyn Silverstein makes her J-Gallery debut!

Contact: Deb Krivoy
arts@springfieldjcc.org
413-739-4715

 

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

Junior Duck Stamps: Connecting Youth with Nature Through Science and Art

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 7, 2019
End Date: January 4, 2020
Location Name: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: Wed-Sun 10am-4pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

Young students from Kindergarten to High School submit artwork for a statewide art contest. In the process, they gain awareness of the importance of preserving wetland habitats and the delights of wildlife. Come see the top Massachusetts youth entries for the 2019 Junior Duck Stamp competition!

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

 

Ware Exhibits/Events

The Small Works Art Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 29, 2019
End Date: January 26, 2020
Reception Date: Sunday, December 8, 2-4pm
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/artworks-gallery

A must-see group exhibition of work 10" or smaller in all dimensions. Representational paintings & illustrations, sculpture and art objects in this reduced scale will draw you in for a closer look. Guests of ArtWorks will display work alongside ArtWorks' resident artists Roc Goudreau, Gary Lippincott, Susan Tilton Pecora, Kara Bigda, Kathleen DeQuence Anderson, Susan Harris, Deborah Rubin, Loretta Medeiros and more. Consider the gift of art this holiday season!

Contact: Joyce Eichacker
Artworks@workshop13.org
413-277-6909

 

Wendell Exhibits/Events

[not necessarily] BY THE BOOK

Artist: Trish Crapo
Start Date: November 7, 2019
End Date: December 31, 2019
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.

 

West Springfield Exhibits/Events

5th Annual Yuletree Jubilee

Start Date: November 29, 2019
End Date: December 15, 2019
Location Name: Balise Toyota Showroom
Address: 1399 Riverdale Street
City/Town: West Springfield
Website: www.redthreadnetworkforthearts.org

More than forty decorated trees will be displayed and raffled off for 17 days. Proceeds will help The Red Thread Network continue to support local projects and artists. Local groups such as Cassin Dance Academy, the Keepers, local dueling artists Joan Nelson, Jane Barrientos and friends and Alice Moore Bell Choir will be some of the featured entertainment. Thursday evenings 5-8pm will be Ladies Night Out Creative Market, with local artisans teaching simple crafts.

Contact: Jane
janetrompe@comcast.net

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

IMAGES: A Holiday Pop-Up Art Show & Sale

Date: December 7, 10am-4pm
Reception Date: December 6, 6-8pm
Location Name: Olver Transit Pavilion
Address: 10 Arnold Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.artworkswestfield.com

Art in Unusual Spaces! IMAGES: A Holiday Pop-Up Art Show in the Gaslight District at the Olver Transit Pavilion in downtown Westfield. In this experimental exhibition, local and regional artists will present their work as juxtaposition on the glass, steel and chrome of a modern, fully functional public transportation center. This free event is an Images of Westfield Art Show Heritage presentation in the Art In Unusual Spaces series, leveraging unused, under-used or unusual spaces to share art.

Contact: Bill Westerlind
info@artworkswestfield.com
413-335-6976

 

Craft Fairs & Open Studios & Pop-up Shops

Seymour Pop Up Artisan Fair

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2-6pm
Location Name: Seymour the Pub
Address: 5 Bank Row
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/events/532705860640841

Join us for an afternoon of craft beer and lovingly made local artisan works, including hand-fabricated jewelry, handcrafted natural fragrances, elegant ceramics, colorful art prints, and brightening floral bouquets. Meegan Schreiber of Silverlane Studio, Ananda Wilson of Gather Perfume, Scout Cuomo Painter, Megan Sward of m. sward ceramics, Hallie Justice of made.cozy, Bronwen Hodgkinson of Three Posies, Clarissa Marchia of Lucy Blooms, Martha Ebner art prints, Sarah Stroud Quilts, and Benjamin Spencer art.

Contact: westernmassmakers@gmail.com

 

2nd Annual Holiday Art Show & Sale

Date: Saturday, December 14, 10am-4pm
Location Name: Visitor Center, Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Address: 127 Combs Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/arcadia/news-events/holiday-art-sale

A one-day event that combines an artist's reception, exhibition, and art sale--all in support of Arcadia's Art House. There will be a silent auction, refreshments, and a maker space for visitors of all ages. Meet the artists whose works are on display until January 29. Explore The Artists of Arcadia's Art House, the newest exhibit in the Gallery. Shop an exquisite selection of original paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints and handmade books, artifacts, and jewelry.

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

 

Open Studios at Paragon Arts and Industry Building

Date: Saturday, December 14, 12-8pm
Location Name: Paragon Arts and Industry Building
Address: 150 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/Paragon-Open-Studios-1218697354937093

We are an eclectic mix of artists and the like who look forward to opening our doors to you. Visitors will discover works in progress and for sale - along with good conversation, yummy treats, and more. Participating studios include: Joey Pesce/Pygmalion Studios, Stanley, Maggie Nowinski, Adell Donaghue, Susan Arata Barocas, Seth Koen, SHOW Circus Studio, Shalan Stained Glass, Brittany Shoup/Whorgy Creations, Jenna McNerney/Level Studio, Marlene Rye, Vanessa Kerby/The Royal Monarch.

 

Lowbrow Craft Fair

Date: Saturday, December 7, 11am-5pm
Location Name: First Churches of Northampton
Address: 129 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/399601977383189/

Come join 25+ artists and crafters with a wide range of unique, quirky, fun handmade goods for a craft fair unlike any other in the Valley. We have something for everyone -- a range of jewelry, cards, herbal tinctures and other products, body care products, candles, home goods, books, prints, fleece monster hats, original art, pottery, pins, kitchen notions, snarky holiday ornaments, and many, many more! Please note: the entrance is on the side of First Churches across from the Iron Horse!

 

39th Annual Northampton Winter Craft Fair

Date: December 7, 9:30am-4:30pm & December 8, 10am-4pm
Location Name: Northampton High School
Address: 380 Elm Street Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/2412294345719965

A beautiful selection of goods produced by 90 juried artisans and our delightful children's book sale. The silent auction will be held on Saturday. Delicious food will be available for purchase from Hillside Pizza and Catering. Admission: $5 for adults (free for children). Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County in furthering the mission of creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

 

Cottage Street Open Studios and Holiday Sale

Date: December 7-8 & 14, 10am-5pm
Location Name: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.cottagestreetstudios.com

Located in the heart of the Easthampton Cultural District, Cottage Street Studios will host its annual Open Studios and Holiday Sale! A talented group of more than 50 local fine artists and makers will offer a creative selection of gifts and fine art for home, family and friends in all price ranges: from the smallest ornament to the largest painting. Meet the artists, see where the magic happens, learn how things are made, and find that special gift or treasure that will last a lifetime.

Contact: Patricia Czepiel Hayes
pchayesart@gmail.com
413-259-5164

 

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

2020 NHS Honors Art Alumni Exhibition

Sponsoring Group Name: A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery & Northampton High School
Deadline: January 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: docs.google.com/document/d/1_l4zMABY4ZqU0x00Qpvlu-TospnL-_wafCH9DwIWfL0/edit

A.P.E. Gallery is pleased to present the 4th iteration of the NHS Honors Art Alumni Exhibition, honoring NHS Honors Art teacher, Lisa Leary. It will be curated by '07 alumna, Zoe Sasson, running from July-August 2020. Open to all mediums, we are seeking a diverse range of alumni artists from varying NHS classes and backgrounds. If chosen to participate in this exhibition, we will ask for artists to drop off work or mail to A.P.E. Gallery. See link for more info.

Contact: Zoe Sasson
sassonzr@gmail.com
413-559-1206

 

Small Works Show at Sawmill River Arts Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: Sawmill River Arts Gallery
Deadline: January 12-26
Submission Fees: $5 per piece
City/Town: Montague
Website: www.sawmillriverarts.com

A community Small Works Show of original 2- or 3-dimensional art, Feb 1-29. Non-juried show open to all ages, all mediums. Limit 2 pieces per artist, 10" in any direction, including frame (if framed). Application form at the gallery or website. Bring completed form, entry fee of $5 per piece and art to the gallery between Jan. 12-26. Art must be for sale, price set by artist. 20% commission of sale price to gallery. At the Book Mill, community reception Sat, Feb 1, 1-4pm.

Contact: Louise Minks
Louise@LouiseMinks.com
413-367-2800

 

ECA Small Works 2019

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts
Deadline: December 10
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/726407927863043

Join us for our annual Small Works exhibition at ECA Gallery in Old Town Hall! All artworks will be accepted, as this is not a juried show; Each artist can include up to 3 artworks; Each artworks should not exceed 12" in any direction; All artworks must be ready to hang in the gallery; Show dates: Dec 12-20. Full details on website.

Contact: pazzarello@easthamptonma.gov

 

Mill 180 Park

Sponsoring Group Name: Mill 180 Park
Deadline: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.mill180park.com

Mill 180 Park has a rolling submission policy for art work and welcomes both two and three-dimensional work. Guest curators are welcome and submissions can be from individuals or groups. We are particularly interested in urban, industrial and park art and welcome submissions from artists of all levels and backgrounds. We have room for both large and small scale work and are open to multi-media, light and sound art as well. If interested, please email jpg images to set up an appointment to discuss.

Contact: Susanna White
art@susannawhite.com
413-977-1538

 

The Illusion of Away: what really happens to our waste

Sponsoring Group Name: R.W. Kern Center, Hampshire College
Deadline: February 3, 2020
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: sites.hampshire.edu/rwkerncenter/2019/11/12/the-illusion-of-away-what-really-happens-to-our-waste

This winter the R.W. Kern Center is challenging you to look at what we throw away: waste. For most of us, our waste is hidden. Trash is taken away to an unseen landfill, waste water is processed in facilities far away from us, air pollutants are discharged in neighborhoods far removed from the public eye; this invisibility prevents us from conceptualizing our impact. Most of us have no sense of where our waste goes, how much waste we produce, or the legacy of our waste after we are gone.

Contact: Meredith Luchs
mel18@hampshire.edu
413-559-5949

 

Northampton's 10th Annual Ice Art Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: The Downtown Northampton Association
Deadline: December 16
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.northamptondna.com

Create an ice sculpture as part of the Festival, which will culminate in the public display of the final sculptures during Arts Night Out on Friday, Feb 14. Carving takes place all day on Feb 14 and finished sculptures are on display as long as weather permits. Participating artists will be paid a $200 stipend, and will be provided with up to 3 blocks of ice, on an illuminated pedestal base. Interested in creating an ice-related work of art in another medium? Submit an application with your idea!

Contact: Amy Cahillane
amy@northamptondna.com
413-387-5145

 

Artist of the Month Solo Shows

Sponsoring Group Name: Northampton Senior Center
Deadline: December 18
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.northamptonma.gov/1769/Senior-Center

Flatwork including drawing, painting, pastel, photography, fabric and mixed media accepted. Priority given to artists 55+ who live in or near Northampton. Minimum 12, maximum 20 pieces of work should be ready to hang. Submit photos of 2-3 of your pieces as attachments to an email with your name, email address and phone number. Three local artists will jury and select 12 artists for monthly shows. (February 2020-January 2021)

Contact: Nancy Yesu
nscartspace@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

 

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

Anatomy and the Art of Figure Drawing Part 2: Head, Hands, & Feet

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-8:30pm, January 8 - February 12
Fee: $400
Class Location: Barbara Johnson Studio, Cottage Street Studios
Address: 1 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

This workshop provides a variety of approaches to better comprehend the forms of the Head, Hands and Features. Learn the essential skeletal and muscle structures influencing the surface forms on the live model. By analyzing master portrait drawings with exercises, you will build your knowledge of the human form and greatly improve your figure drawing. Artists will work from a live model at each session. Class size is limited to guarantee personalized instruction.

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

 

Classical Painting Techniques with Barbara Johnson

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 10am-1pm, January 7 - February 11
Fee: $425
Class Location: Barbara Johnson Studio, Cottage Street Studios
Address: 1 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Students are guided through a series of painting exercises designed to build their perception of tonal values, color temperature, and aerial perspective, the essential ingredients of strong realistic painting since the Renaissance. Information on color mixing, organizing the palette, the care, maintenance, and function of the various brushes and materials used. Class sizes limited to ensure quality individualized instruction. All levels are welcome.

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

 

Embroidery Workshop: All Our Threads with amy dame

Date & Time: Thursday, December 5, 6:30-9pm
Fee: sliding scale, $15-$50
Class Location: MAP Space, Eastworks
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/770935433334036

Embroidery is a relaxing art form that's portable and low cost and allows you to express yourself. Come learn the basics of embroidery and be inspired to take it further.We'll talk about the supplies you'll need, how to transfer your design, and we'll go through the basic stitches you'll want to know. A supply kit is included in the registration cost, so you'll leave with an info zine, a hoop, some fabric and a couple of needles to get you going. Space is limited, pre-registration is required.

Contact: amyamydame@gmail.com

 

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, December 21, 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! Two-day workshop offered Jan 25 & 26, 2020!

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

Looking for creative studio space?

Date(s) available: January 1
City/Town: Holyoke

Investigating the possibility of a large studio space with extra room. Get in touch if you're interested in joining this endeavor.

Contact: Naya Gabriel
laughinglioness@gmail.com
413-461-0292

 

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

Attack Bear Press End of Year Fundraiser

Goal: $3,000
Start Date: November 20, 2019
End Date: January 1, 2020
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.attackbearpress.com/donations

We have some great opportunities on the horizon for 2020. We are working hard to bring the Create Space online in the former Canal Gallery building in Holyoke. We have moved to the final round for grant funding that will hopefully get the project off the ground. This end of year fundraiser will help raise some community-based funds for the project and demonstrate our community's desire to see it brought to life. Now is the time to show that you care about free space for artists in Western MA.

Contact: Jason Montgomery
jasonm@attackbearpress.com
860-214-6214

 

First Proof Press: A Community Printmaking Studio

Goal: $12,000
Start Date: October 7, 2019
End Date: December 7, 2019
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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