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This Week's Newsletter: November 24, 2020

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
November 24, 2020
Issue #639

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What/where is the Pioneer Valley? The three western MA counties that surround the CT River: Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties.

Featured Listings:

Amanda Barrow's One Cottage Street Open Studio

Date: December 5 & 6, by appt only
Location Name: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street, Studio #415
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net

Hello! Please make an appointment with me by emailing me at amanda@amandabarrow.net. Come to my studio for a 30-minute, deliciously inspiring and safe visit in my well-ventilated studio. I’ll be showing fresh new prints, and selling face masks for $7.50/ea. Take a look to see who else in our building is offering a safe way for you to participate in our Open Studios at One Cottage St: cottagestreetstudios.com MASK UP!

Contact: Amanda Barrow
amanda@amandabarrow.net

 

She Shapes History

Start Date: October 23, 2020
End Date: December 28, 2020
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 12-4pm
Address: 1500 Main Street, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Springfield
Website: artforthesoulgallery.com

Join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, in which women won the right to vote. Discover the stories of the unsung heroes, including local heroes, Elizabeth Freeman and Sojourner Truth, and also African American women's suffragist clubs and women factory worker labor union organizers, who fought the struggle and impacted US history of the past two centuries. On loan from the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA.

Contact: artforthesoulgallery@gmail.com

 

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

Amherst Plein Air Society Annual Members Exhibit

Artists: Amherst Plein Air Society
Start Date: November 10, 2020
End Date: January 10, 2021
Location Name: online
City/Town: Amherst
Website: OnlineGalleryShows.com/a4Zr1

The Amherst Plein Air Society (APAS) is a group of Western MA artists who gather weekly to paint en plein air (outside) all over the Pioneer Valley of Western MA. View 100 paintings by 26 talented local artists in a variety of media and price points. Original artwork makes a great gift that can be shipped (free) in time for the holidays. When you purchase a painting you love, you are supporting the arts on the Valley.

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

 

SMALL WONDERS

Artists: group show of gallery members
Start Date: December 3, 2020
End Date: January 2, 2021
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: daily window viewing
Address: 28 Amity Street, 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Gallery A3's annual Holiday Show and Sale features small works created by members of this local cooperative art gallery. Most of the original artwork is 6x6" or 5x7", and includes paintings, prints, photographs, collages, assemblages, and sculptures. Small scale and affordable, the pieces are created with holiday gift giving in mind. Artwork is displayed 24/7 in the front windows of the Gallery and GoBerry next door. Buyers connect with artists via email to purchase work and arrange for cash and carry.

Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com

 

The Passing Show

Artist: Kathryn Fanelli
Start Date: September 21, 2020
End Date: December 1, 2020
Location Name: Studio Arts Building, UMass
Hours: by appt
Address: 110 Thatcher Road
City/Town: Amherst

MFA thesis exhibition that juxtaposes contemplative practice with the carnivalesque-including a repurposed 1924 carousel-that considers unusual approaches to heal from the past and reimagine the future. The centerpiece of the show is an installation created from a 20-foot diameter kinetic, revolving, antique carousel liberated from its histories, embellished trappings and former meanings, in the second-floor atrium of the Studio Arts Building and is visible from the street and illuminated 24 hours a day. Socially distanced viewing available by text appointment.

Contact: 413-687-7591

 

Awe & Intimacy

Artist: Ruth Rinard
Start Date: November 4, 2020
End Date: December 1, 2020
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/rinard-awe-and-intimacy

New Pastels by Amherst Artist Ruth Rinard. Awe and intimacy, two constant threads in her work, are held together by narrative. As she starts a painting, she has a title or phrase in mind. It becomes the narrative linking the deeply personal interior and the unfathomable outer world. Her art strives to make this connection visible.

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

 

Covid 19: The Artist Contest

Location Name: Online via Amherst Cultural District
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherstcenterculturaldistrict.org/virtualexhibit

The impact of COVID-19 continues to broadly affect every aspect of life around the world. Artists can best communicate, express and decipher complicated and challenging times. Where and how we live, eat, work, communicate, reflect, stay informed, vote, stay healthy, provide for ourselves and our family, stay sane and balanced and resilient are daily, even hourly concerns. We are experiencing this together, but every experience is not the same.

 

INSIDE: Window exhibition at Gallery A3

Artists: group show of gallery members
Start Date: November 5, 2020
End Date: November 28, 2020
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: daily window viewing
Address: 28 Amity Street, 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Continuing a series of gallery window exhibitions, Gallery A3 presents INSIDE, a group show by member artists that reflects the altered way we navigate life now, as a consequence of the pandemic. As the days darken with encroaching winter, what do we encounter as we venture inside? Coordinators Janet W. Winston and Larry Rankin asked artists to search 'inside' their bubbles and then go 'outside' the box (and outside their comfort zones) to work in different media, materials, formats, or methods.

Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com

 

Embodied Taste - Virtual Tour

End Date: January 3, 2021
Location Name: Online / Mead Art Museum
Address: Amherst College
City/Town: Amherst
Website: my.matterport.com/show/?m=kSW2nAjYDXc

Navigate a 3-D online gallery space to take a byte of this exhibit on food, culture and power. Embodied Taste offers visitors an immersive exploration of food and how it moves—through our bodies and our world. From seed to harvest, food is vibrant matter that incorporates labor, memory, and community. This exhibition asks audiences to explore the collaborations, connections, and stories that are consumed every time you take a bite.

 

Belchertown Exhibits/Events

ART Take-Away

Date: Saturday, December 5, 1-3pm
Location Name: Belchertown Common
Address: Main Street
City/Town: Belchertown
Website: quabbinartassociation.com

QAA will host an ‘ART Take-Away’ exhibit on the Belchertown Common. Imagine the big pine tree in the center of the common decked out in lights, embellished with donations of art supplies, greeting cards, handmade ornaments, fine art, fine art prints, photography--anything art related. This opportunity is for QAA to give back to our community during the season and to fulfill an important part of our mission which is to provide opportunity for local artists and to promote community interest in the visual arts.

Contact: Susan Shea
413-210-8881

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Amanda Barrow's One Cottage Street Open Studio

Date: December 5 & 6, by appt only
Location Name: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street, Studio #415
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net

Hello! Please make an appointment with me by emailing me at amanda@amandabarrow.net. Come to my studio for a 30-minute, deliciously inspiring and safe visit in my well-ventilated studio. I’ll be showing fresh new prints, and selling face masks for $7.50/ea. Take a look to see who else in our building is offering a safe way for you to participate in our Open Studios at One Cottage St: cottagestreetstudios.com MASK UP!

Contact: Amanda Barrow
amanda@amandabarrow.net

 

POST PAUSE

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 1, 2020
End Date: January 30, 2021
Location Name: Online via Easthampton City Arts
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptoncityarts.com/galleries/post-pause

An online exhibition of artworks created during this time of pandemic in recognition of the expanded community of artists working in Western Massachusetts. Works created after Friday, March 13, 2020 were considered and artists working in any media in Western Massachusetts were encouraged to apply. This exhibition is made possible by support from Easthampton City Arts' Artist Grant Initiative and is curated by Maggie Nowinski.

Contact: Maggie Nowinski
postpauseart@gmail.com

 

Art Workspace Easthampton (AWE) at ECA Gallery

Artist: Eva Lin Fahey
Start Date: November 15, 2020
End Date: January 15, 2021
Location Name: ECA Gallery
Address: 43 Main Street, Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptoncityarts.com/announcing-ecas-new-artists-in-residence

The fall session of Easthampton City Arts' new studio residency program features Eva Lin Fahey, a painter, at ECA Gallery in Old Town Hall. In the coming months, a comprehensive body of work will emerge and the artist will be offering an Artist Talk and a Public Sharing of their work. More information about this program, and the artists selected for the winter and spring sessions, can be found on the website.

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

 

Art Workspace Easthampton (AWE) at MAP Space

Artist: Michelle Falcón Fontánez
Start Date: November 15, 2020
End Date: January 15, 2021
Location Name: MAP Space
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptoncityarts.com/announcing-ecas-new-artists-in-residence

The fall session of Easthampton City Arts' new studio residency program features Michelle Falcón Fontánez, a photographer and installation artist, at MAP Space in Eastworks. In the coming months, a comprehensive body of work will emerge and the artist will be offering an Artist Talk and a Public Sharing of their work. More information about this program, and the artists selected for the winter and spring sessions, can be found on the website.

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

 

The Myth of Utopia

Artist: Ruth Kjaer
Start Date: October 12, 2020
End Date: November 26, 2020
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: by appt only
Address: 43 Main Street, Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.bigredframe.com/the-elusie-gallery

After seven months of dormancy the Elusie Gallery is open again! Easthampton Artist Ruth Kjaer exhibits a compelling body of work. The paintings on display speak to the viewers in a passionate way, confronting them with some of difficult issues we face as a society today. The exhibit is open to the public by appointment (please call 413-529-9265) and runs through the end of November 2020.

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

 

Urban Scenes

Artist: Richard Bulda
Start Date: July 8, 2020
End Date: TBD
Location Name: Mill 180 Park
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-6pm
Address: 180 Pleasant Street, Suite 217
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.richardwbulda.com

Urban Scenes taken over the past few months by Richard Bulda. Many of these cityscapes are quasi-dystopian in their emptiness. Places like New York City's Time Square and Hudson Yards, which were crowded and vibrant earlier this year, are now desolate. The risk is that scenes that should seem bizarre may begin to seem normal. Venice Beach and Las Vegas Art District: photos taken the last weeks of January, 2020 before everything shut down.

Contact: Richard@arturbanstudio.com
413-527-2698

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Vision 20/20

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 2, 2020
End Date: December 30, 2020
Location Name: Greenfield Cooperative Bank
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
Address: 6 Main Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: greenfieldcoopbank.com

An exhibition in two parts, beginning and concluding the year 2020. It focuses on interpretations of perspective. Perspective is what gives a three-dimensional feeling to a flat image. Perspective is also a point of view or interpretation. The artists exhibiting, Doris W. Madsen, Erica Ann Flood, Jenifer Ablard and Marissa Rose Donnellan are members of a group of artists from Northampton and Easthampton who gather monthly to share work and receive feedback.

Contact: Terry Novotny
tnovotny@greenfieldcoopbank.com
413-584-5266

 

Not Just Baskets Online Sale & Pop-Up Gallery

Start Date: November 3, 2020
End Date: December 6, 2020
Location Name: ML Basket Designs
City/Town: Florence
Website: MLBasketDesigns.com

Unique and beautiful handcrafted baskets and art from reed, pine needles, gourds, shells, paper, woods, walnut slices, pods and other natural materials. From useful reed baskets to the exquisite pine needle art, everyone can find something they like and can afford. See most works for sale on website or come to my outside pop-up gallery on my screen porch by appointment. Masks, sanitizing and distancing required. Plus see pieces that are not on the website and no shipping fee. Email for more info.

Contact: Marsha Leavitt
marsha@mlbasketdesigns.com
413-320-3646

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

GCC Artist Talk: Joe Saphire

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 12-1pm
Location Name: Online via Zoom / Greenfield Community College Art Department
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: gcc.mass.edu/events/artist-talk-joe-saphire/

JJoin us on Zoom for the Art Department's fall lecture series. Joe Saphire works in video, digital imaging, and installation. His projects explore the iterative nature of digital material, sourced from both popular culture and personal archives; and the ways in which narrative meanings are shaped and dismantled. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA, and Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA. He lives and works in Northampton, Massachusetts.

 

2020 Imprinted

Artist: Karen Axtell
Start Date: November 11, 2020
End Date: December 4, 2020
Location Name: Artspace Gallery
Hours: Mon & Wed & Fri, 2-6pm by appt
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: artspacegreenfield.com

Through her series of mixed media paintings and monoprints, Greenfield artist Karen Axtell interprets the world in her latest gallery exhibition "2020 Imprinted" on display inside the Artspace Gallery beginning November 11. "The series is small in stature, and imploding with emotion in response to this unimaginable year spanning impeachment to the implausible," Axtell said. A virtual tour will also be available on the Artspace website beginning Nov 13.

Contact: Sarah Perrin
info@artspacegreenfield.com
413-772-6811

 

Community Art Show at The LAVA Center

Start Date: November 7, 2020
End Date: December 19, 2020
Location Name: The LAVA Center
Hours: weekly gallery hours TBD
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org/community-art-show

Organizers Lindy Whiton, Charmae Bartlett and Christine Diani have gathered together thirteen Western MA-based artists for a diverse display of art that all centers around the theme of community. Artists: Sarah Ahearn, Charmae Bartlett, Patricia Crosby, Christine Diani, Cara Finch, Jay Goldspinner, Rodney Madison, Gerard McGovern, Arthur Schwenger, Dawn Spaulding, JJ White, Lindy Whiton and Glenn Yarnell. Several artists will be highlighted at each Saturday Salon event, Saturdays, 1-4pm.

Contact: info@localaccess.org
413-512-3063

 

Saturday Salon Series at The LAVA Center

Date: Saturdays, 10:30am-1pm, until December 19
Location Name: The LAVA Center
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: facebook.com/events/251767416261295

Every Saturday until December 19th, stop by The LAVA Center in downtown Greenfield for an eclectic offering of local art and shopping. The Saturday Salon Series is a popup art salon and marketplace that will feature our regular gallery display, popup art and video installations, curated pre-recorded music, local vendors, and more. This event series is free to attend (donations are welcome and will help to support the artists and the space).

Contact: info@localaccess.org
413-512-3063

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

The Sublime Line

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 27, 2020
End Date: December 20, 2020
Reception Date: Friday, November 27, 12-4pm
Location Name: Readywipe Gallery
Hours: 2-4pm: Nov 28 & Dec 6, 13, 20; or by appt
Address: 532 Main Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: readywipegallery.com

Features Brooklyn artists Audrey Stone and Jennifer Sirey and New England artists Elizabeth Gourlay, Brantner DeAtley and Susannah Auferoth. The Sublime Line explores the communal grounding and reaching each of these mid-career artists navigate in their work. The number of visitors in the space at one time will be limited; masks and social distancing required.

Contact: info@readywipegallery.com

 

overtime: meet me half way on the road to paul bunyon & other stories

Artists: Louis Watts, Ben Pinder, Larry Slezak, Dean Brown
Start Date: November 14, 2020
End Date: December 6, 2020
Location Name: PULP
Hours: Fri-Sun, 10am-3pm
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

Themes identified by the artists in their work vary - marking time during lockdown, the exploration and mythology of masculinity, addictive technology, the contextualization of art, the relationship between artist and viewer, racial injustice, meditative practice, and power dynamics, to name just a few. No sign up necessary. Gallery will be limited to 6 visitors at a time to keep the space safe.

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

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Oxbow Window Show: Deborra Stewart Pettengill

Artist: Deborra Stewart Pettengill
Start Date: November 25, 2020
End Date: December 6, 2020
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

Created during the pandemic, these abstract sculptures investigate the challenge of stabilizing turbulence in a time of volatility. These pieces serve as meditations through daily conversations between painting, printmaking and sculpture. They function as a response to political, cultural and pandemic related issues.

 

Makers Market at the Parlor Room

Date: Saturdays 11am-5pm, November 28 & December 5
Location Name: Parlor Room
Address: 32 Masonic Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: facebook.com/MakersMarket.Noho

A small invitational craft show featuring contemporary, one-of-a-kind goods and gifts. This year we will host three small pop-ups with five different vendors each Saturday. All CDC Covid guidelines will be in place. Free admission. Nov 21:Tiny Anvil Jewelry, Free Ramblin Kids, Casey Williams, Birch & Ivory, Tiffany Hilton Pottery. Nov 28: Crafty Doll, Mark Lattanzi, Hannon Made, James Guggina Ceramics, Jupiter Girl. Dec 5: Mary Risley Jewelry, Reclaimed Crafts, J-Mo Design, Elizabeth Gardner, Filzwork.

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

 

Everyday

Artist: Jeremy Miranda
Start Date: November 4, 2020
End Date: December 5, 2020
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: artlink.click/131b6

Miranda's new acrylic paintings span twelve months, looking at seasonal changes, forest scenes, and domestic moments in all seasons. Visitors will see moments from the whole year: holiday lights glittering from the end of a dark, snowy driveway in "To Face Unafraid," spring rain before the arrival of a drought in "When it Used to Rain," summer peaches and fresh green beans in the titular painting "Everyday," and split wood under a vivid blue tarp waiting for winter in "Seasoned."

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

 

Seeing Red, Feeling Blue

Artists: Nanette Vonnegut, Jennifer McCandless
Start Date: November 10, 2020
End Date: December 13, 2020
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Thur 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, and by appt
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

Jennifer McCandless and I met in the spring, 2017, at The Loomis Chaffee School, where I was an artist in residence. As the head of the art department, it was Jen's job to find out how I might be useful to the students there, which involved showing examples of my work. Shortly after that Jen gave me a tour of her studio. We quickly recognized something kindred in our work, dark undertows hiding under flowery scenes and cartoonish figures. There was laughing involved and, as artists, a very real connection.

Contact: lisathompson@apearts.org

 

Student Work at Janotta Gallery

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 6, 2020
End Date: December 2, 2020
Location Name: Online via Smith College Department of Art Janotta Gallery
City/Town: Northampton
Website: sophia.smith.edu/art-jannotta-gallery/schedule

Student work from 200 + 300 Level / Intermediate + Advanced Architecture.

Contact: Rebecca Davis
bdavis@smith.edu

 

Brooke, Brown, and Boss

Artists: Brooke Schnabel, Mark Brown, Susan Boss
Start Date: November 5, 2020
End Date: November 28, 2020
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery 1, 2 & 3
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Unity from variety is the work that Anchor House of Artists seeks to do, and this November, in three galleries, we bring three artists that use vastly different approaches to reach this. Brooke Schabel presents new experiments in mixed media. Mark Brown extends his oeuvre of plaque-like face constructions. Susan Boss creates onsite new mandala-like installations, ephemeral, and made of materials taken from nature. Visitor pre-registration online or by phone, please. $ contribution appreciated.

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

 

Evolving in Chaos

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 2, 2020
End Date: November 29, 2020
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Fri 4-7pm, Sat 3-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

Every month a different group of members will exhibit new work. During that time, artists may choose to swap out their pieces. A visit at one time during the month may look very different at a later point. Additionally, individual front window shows will be on-going through late November. #alwayssomethingnewattheoxbow

 

2020 Virtual Hosmer Gallery

Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery/virtual-gallery/

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

Contact: hosmergallery@forbeslibrary.org

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

Reawakening: Celebrating the Reopening of the DVAA Center for the Arts

Artists: Deerfield Valley Art Association Members
Start Date: September 29, 2020
End Date: January 31, 2021
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Hours: Fri-Sat 12-4pm
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

Showcases the work of 27 New England artists including painting, sculpture, mosaic, photography, fiber, gourd, and mixed media. Open Fridays and Saturdays 12-4pm with additional hours TBA in December.

Contact: Marge
margedvaa@gmail.com

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Simple Gifts

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 27, 2020
End Date: January 31, 2021
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-4pm & til 8pm 11/27
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: shelburneartscoop.com

Fine arts and craft at affordable prices for holiday gifting. Paintings, prints, photographs, fiber art, wearables, pottery, glass, jewelry, ornaments.

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

 

Artists for Food!

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 20, 2020
End Date: December 31, 2020
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Thur-Mon 11am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Small works under $100. A fundraiser for the Food Bank Farm of Western Massachusetts. 25% of all sales go to the Food Bank Farm. Participating artists are volunteers from the pool of artists who exhibit at the gallery on an ongoing basis. This exhibit can be seen through the end of the year and the fundraising effort will also go through the end of the year.

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

 

Monochrome, Mon Amour

Artist: Bill Rowley
Start Date: November 20, 2020
End Date: December 31, 2020
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Thur-Mon 11am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

A series of "portraits" of growing things, all in black and white, by photographer Bill Rowley. These plants, shown against a simple black background, literally look lit from within. The exhibit can be seen through the end of the year. Bill is offering a free Zoom talk and demo on December 5 at 2pm. Sign up on the website.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Virtual Lecture Series: Voice of Resilience: The Intersection of Women on the Move

Date: December 10, 12:15-1:30pm
Location Name: Online via the Springfield Museums
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/program/voices-resilience-intersection-women-move

This lecture explores the Voices of Resilience exhibit and celebrates the intersecting lives of women in Massachusetts and beyond who have changed the course of history. Through highlights of diverse 'hidden figures' and narratives, this exhibition explores the collaborative and interconnected stories of social, educational, and cultural change as defined by women, women of color and others on the move to a more inclusive and just world. Via ZOOM, please register in advance. Cost: $4 / $2 members.

Contact: kfisk@springfieldmuseums.org

 

She Shapes History

Start Date: October 23, 2020
End Date: December 28, 2020
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 12-4pm
Address: 1500 Main Street, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Springfield
Website: artforthesoulgallery.com

Join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, in which women won the right to vote. Discover the stories of the unsung heroes, including local heroes, Elizabeth Freeman and Sojourner Truth, and also African American women's suffragist clubs and women factory worker labor union organizers, who fought the struggle and impacted US history of the past two centuries. On loan from the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA.

Contact: artforthesoulgallery@gmail.com

 

This Is Us: Regional Portraiture Today

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 24, 2020
End Date: April 4, 2021
Location Name: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/this-is-us

This Is Us showcases local portraiture and highlights the rich artistic talent of our region. Created within the last two years, many submissions respond to current events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and calls for social justice. In a year marked by social distancing, the exhibition offers visitors an opportunity to "meet" their neighbors, and to gather in celebration of the power of human connection and the joy of creativity.

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

 

Flora Inspired

Artists: Artists of Springfield MA
Start Date: October 15, 2020
End Date: December 15, 2020
Location Name: 1550 Main Street
Hours: email to schedule a visit
Address: 1550 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: facebook.com/ArtistsofSpringfieldMA

Matthew Cowles, Laura Geryk, Sheldon Smith, Gabriela Sepulveda, Amanda Marrero, and Livia Shelasky show work that is inspired by floral and landscape motifs. Email mjshelasky@gmail.com to schedule a visit of up to 4 people. Artists of Springfield MA works to raise the visibility of artists who live in, work in and contribute to our city. This exhibit is supported 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

 

Chance Encounters

Artist: Shawn Farley
Start Date: August 15, 2020
End Date: March 7, 2021
Location Name: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/chance-encounters-mixed-media-constructions-shawn-farley

Shawn Farley creates sculptural assemblages that give new life to obsolete foundry molds and other found objects. By embracing chance and trusting her keen artistic instincts, Farley constructs clever compositions that take on human qualities and adopt their own personalities. As the artist says, her works, "assume new identities and an evocation of something soulful."

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

 

Voices of Resilience: The Intersection of Women on the Move

Start Date: February 15, 2020
End Date: January 3, 2021
Location Name: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/voices-resilience-intersection-women-move

Celebrates the intersecting lives of women in Massachusetts and beyond who have changed the course of history. Through highlights of diverse 'hidden figures' and narratives, this exhibition explores the collaborative and interconnected stories of social, educational, and cultural change as defined by women, women of color and others on the move to a more inclusive and just world.

Contact: info@springfieldmuseums.org

 

West Springfield Exhibits/Events

New Community Mural

Location Name: Amostown Road and Smyrna Street
City/Town: West Springfield
Website: redthreadnetworkforthearts.org

At the community pool off Amostown Road and Smyrna Streets in West Springfield. The Artist is John Matlock from West Springfield. Sponsored by The Red Thread Network for the Arts and the town's Parks and Recreation Department. Part of our future mural trail in West Springfield. John is a marine artist, part of a national art group. We hope to raise enough money to have another mural painted next spring.

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

WSU Alumni/Student Virtual Invitational Exhibition

Location Name: Online via Arno Maris Gallery at Westfield State University
City/Town: Westfield
Website: artlink.click/1b7f3

In this time of COVID, the arts are alive and well at Westfield State University. This virtual exhibit is a celebration of the accomplishments of current students and of alumni. Their artist statements express the creative mind in a multitude of ways.

 

Williamsburg Exhibits/Events

Snow Farm Seconds Sale

Date: November 27-28, 10am-4pm each day
Location Name: Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program
Address: 5 Clary Road
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: artlink.click/f3992

The annual Snow Farm Seconds Sale is a holiday tradition! See work by 200+ artists in five galleries. High quality and great prices. To assure that in-person shopping at the Seconds Sale complies with all MA health guidelines, shoppers must reserve a day and arrival time.

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Local Cultural Council Grants

Sponsoring Group Name: Mass Cultural Council
Deadline: December 14
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: multiple
Website: artlink.click/c8b04

Deadline extended! Mass Cultural Council funds and manages a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils across the state, representing every city and town in the Commonwealth. Each council awards money based on individual community cultural needs, assessed and set by council members. Applicants should apply directly to local councils. Full details on website.

 

Holyoke Student Designers (HSD) program at The Print Shop

Sponsoring Group Name: The Print Shop
Deadline: rolling
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: forms.gle/aqfvLAqrvjMAcfu79

This pilot program, funded by the Holyoke Local Cultural Council, will provide free memberships and a materials budget for self-driven projects for applicable Holyoke students ages 16-22. Students who are accepted into HSD will be receive an annual maker membership to the Print Shop and a materials budget to complete projects. This cycle is limited to 3-5 students (including groups), so early application is encouraged.

Contact: Jeffrey Bianchine
jeff@printshopholyoke.org
413-335-2845

 

Artist of the Month Solo Shows March 2021 to February 2022

Sponsoring Group Name: Northampton Senior Center
Deadline: December 31
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: northamptonma.gov/2055/Senior-Services

Flatwork including drawing, painting, pastel, photography, fabric and mixed media accepted. Priority given to artists 55+ who live in or near Northampton. Submit photos of 2-3 of your pieces as attachments to an email with your name, email address and phone number. Juried by three local artists, Paul Shoul, Nanny Vonnegut and Betsy Stone. Minimum 12, maximum 20 pieces of work should be ready to hang if/when in-person shows are again possible. Until then, artwork will be showcased virtually.

Contact: Nancy Yesu
nscartspace@gmail.com

 

Celebrate! - Online Art Exhibit

Sponsoring Group Name: Monson Arts Council
Deadline: November 30
Submission Fees: $15 for two entries
City/Town: Monson
Website: www.monsonartscouncil.org

Celebrate! is an Online Art Exhibit for Painting, Photography, Multi-dimensional Art, Drawing & Graphic Arts. Juror Roc Goudreau of Workshop 13 in Ware will select prize winners from all entrants: 1st Prize - $250; 2nd Prize - $100, 3rd Prize - $50 plus Honorable Mentions. All entries will be exhibited at monsonartscouncil.org. Prize winners and entrants will also be featured on the Arts Council Facebook page and on Instagram. Work may be for sale, no commissions will be charged.

Contact: Tim Denney
artshows@monsonartscouncil.org
413-267-3208

 

1st Open Juried Virtual Photography Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library (FAPL)
Deadline: January 1, 2021
Submission Fees: $25 per entry until November 30, $30 after
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

Categories: Creative, Nature, Photojournalism, Pictorial. Multiple entries allowed. All images must be original, made by the photographer, captured with light sensitive material (either film or digital), and cannot be previous entries in our shows. Awards: Total $1,340 - Best in Show ($300) and 1st ($120), 2nd ($80), 3rd ($60) in each Category and 8 Honorable Mentions. Show will be online after February 1, 2021. Full details and entry form on website.

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

 

Seeking artists and vendors for Saturday Salon Series

Sponsoring Group Name: The LAVA Center
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org

Seeking artists and vendors to display their work during our Saturday Salon Series in November and December. Visual artists: gallery walls are taken, but maybe you've got installation or video work you can display. Writers: Display writings for sale, maybe an impromptu reading when there's a small audience. Musicians: pre-recorded music only. Vendors: depending on your wares, you could use one of our tables or bring your own (6 feet or less please). Email Vanessa with details about your work.

Contact: vanessa@localaccess.org

 

Local Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) group

Sponsoring Group Name: National Women's Caucus for Art
Deadline: none
Submission Fees: membership/discounts
City/Town: Western MA
Website: nationalwca.org

The WCA has been bringing women artists & professionals together since 1972! We are committed to recognizing the contributions of women in the arts and providing women with leadership opportunities, professional development, networking and exhibition opportunities. We support local, national and global art activism. We advocate for equity in the arts for all. If you are interested in joining WCA to form a new local Western MA Group, contact Dara. Explore the website for information about WCA.

Contact: Dara Herman Zierlein
hermandara1@gmail.com
413-813-5394

 

Pioneer Valley Arts Mentorship Program

Sponsoring Group Name: Valley Arts Mentors (VAM)
Deadline: rolling basis until all slots are filled
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: artsmentors.org

VAM is pleased to announce its first arts mentorship cohort! We will be matching 10 arts mentors with 10 mentees on a rolling basis, pairing artists with 15+ years of professional experience with younger artists ages 18+ or those considering a career change. Commitment: Mentors and mentees connect online or, pandemic allowing, in person once every two weeks for a six month period. Full details on website.

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

 

Virtual Hosmer Gallery

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

In this extraordinary time of social isolation, people still need to connect with others, share ideas, see something new, and express our creativity. The Hosmer Gallery welcomes anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! This exhibit will grow until the library building reopens, and stay visible for at least a month after that.

 

Classes & Workshops

ARTeens Art-In-A-Box

Date & Time: 5-month series, starts Dec 1st
Fee: $25-40 per box or pay what you can
Location: The Art Garden
Address: 14 Depot Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: facebook.com/The-Art-Garden-135019196547468

Monthly boxes for teens that focus on specific artistic media and techniques. Each box will be filled with art supplies, prompts, and links to inspiration and instructional videos. Individual mentoring support will also be available. Order individually or as a series. To register for the December Printmaking box or the full series of boxes, please email Jane & Laura by December 1st. Boxes will be available for pickup at The Art Garden by the middle of each month. See website for more info.

Contact: csartgarden@gmail.com

 

Northampton Community Making Space

Date & Time: Third Saturdays, 4-7pm: Dec 19, Jan 16, Feb 27
Fee: free
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org/events/category/northampton-community-making-space

We will each have a 6' space. You will be provided a table, a chair, a dedicated power strip, and a drop cloth. You will need to bring your own materials and tools. Please bring projects that are appropriate for working on in a group setting. Masks will be required at all times. The space will accommodate 10 people at one time. Sign up online. See website for more info.

 

Learn Basics of Digital Photography Modules via Zoom

Date & Time: 7-9pm, November 19 - December 10
Fee: $50 per module
Location: Robert Floyd Learning Center
Address: 2 East Street (@Route 10/College Highway)
City/Town: Southampton
Website: floydgallery.com

Learn in the comport of your home with any computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone. We guarantee 100% satisfaction. Nov 19: Exposure. Email 2 images and share why you are happy OR UNHAPPY with the exposure. We explore the intricacies of exposure to improve your images. Dec 3: Focusing and Composition. Email 2 images of same subject composed in different ways. Dec 4: Review and Q/A. Email images for critique.

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

 

Creative Resilience Dialogues with Chelvanaya Gabriel

Date & Time: December 1, 4-5:30pm
Fee: $10-$40 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Location: Online via Northampton Center for the Arts
City/Town: Northampton
Website: artlink.click/49963

Creative Resilience Dialogues are a way to build community and explore our ideas about wellness and resilience through art-making and dialogue (both non-verbal and verbal). We will co-create the space, learn and practice active listening skills, practice mindfulness, and communicate through our art with presence, respect and joy. No artistic experience required. Full details on website.

Contact: ncfa@nohoarts.org

 

ARTSPACE Fall 2020 Online Courses

Date & Time: ongoing, see website
Fee: varies
Location: Online via Artspace Community Arts Center
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: artspacegreenfield.com

Fourteen new art and writing courses are being offered this semester for students of all ages and skill levels, as well as some new music classes. Some are multi-session classes while others are one-off workshops, but all involve collaboration and an open mind. Adults exploring a new medium can take intro-level courses in paper and book art or drawing, while children and teens can take an array of courses tailored to their age groups that work with pastels, poetry, performance and mail art.

Contact: Sarah Perrin
info@artspacegreenfield.com
413-772-6811

 

Upholstery with Gary Clarke

Date & Time: ongoing 4-week sessions, see website
Fee: varies $125 to $208
Location: Holyoke Creative Arts Center in West Springfield
Address: 150 Front Street, Dock 5
City/Town: West Springfield
Website: www.holyokecac.org

Led by Master Upholsterer Gary Clarke. Students bring their own chair and they are stored here. We have all the equipment for you to use and other than your fabric, we have all the supplies you will need, available for purchase here. Classes ongoing in 4-week sessions, days or evenings, starting around the beginning of each month. See website for details.

Contact: Margaret Chandler
admin@holyokecac.org
917-536-3967

 

Stained Glass Online Zoom Workshops / Stained Glass Studio Kit Rentals

Date & Time: November 30 & December 2 (both days)
Fee: $100
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Online via Zoom
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

We will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. During the two online workshops we will learn the art of cutting, grinding, copper foiling and soldering. Before the class you will be invited to the studio to choose your pattern and glass. If you don't have your own equipment, there is an option to rent a stained glass studio kit for $75/week, which includes over $800 worth of materials, tools and supplies. More class dates and info on website. All levels welcome.

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

 

Online Acrylic Painting Sessions with Richard Nowak

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Fee: none

A continuation of classes offered at Westfield Creative Arts Center for the last 4 years. 4 to 5 regular students now meet via zoom. They are intermediate painting students who paint their own different painting at each session and I offer them suggestions and critiques and from each other. No pressure and they paint at their own pace. I thought that other painters may want to join the zoom meeting for the encouragement and helpful hints from other experienced painters. Please call for Zoom access info.

Contact: Richard Nowak
413 563-6565

 

Figure Drawing Fridays - Virtual Edition

Date & Time: Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm via Zoom
Fee: $16
Website: facebook.com/figuredrawingfridays

While we can't meet in person we are going to continue to run our drawing sessions via Zoom. To join: RSVP and pay the model fee via paypal ($16) to norsemanrealty@gmail.com. Everyone who pays in advance will receive the meeting invite - please make sure we have some form of contact (e-mail or text) so we can send it. Watch our facebook page or the meetup page (search figure drawing fridays) to make sure we have a model for the week. Full refund if session is cancelled. Participants limited to to 8 for now to keep the zoom meeting sane and ensure everyone can be seen/heard.

Contact: gundy
figuredrawingnoho@gmail.com

 

Artist Workshops with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: ongoing
Location: Valley View Studio + Gallery
City/Town: Pelham
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, still life and/or 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. Individual critiques offered as well.

Contact: gchilenski@gmail.com

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