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This Week's Newsletter: July 16, 2019

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
July 16, 2019
Issue #567

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Featured Listings:

Call to Artists: Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition

Sponsoring Group Name: Workshop13 & Art Works Gallery
Deadline: September 12 (online) & 13-14 (hand-delivered)
Submission Fees: 1 piece: $25, 2 pieces: $35, 3 pieces: $45
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org/gallery/northeast-fine-arts-exhibition

Workshop13 & Art Works Gallery are proud to announce our 1st juried art competition & exhibition! $1000 Best of Show and People's Choice Awards. We welcome originally conceived work in various Traditional Realism mediums in the following categories: Oil painting, acrylic painting (includes casein & egg tempera), watercolor painting, sculpture, drawing/graphics, and pastel. Jurors: Lauren A. Mills and Dennis Nolan. The show will run from September 28th - October 12th. Full details on website.

Contact: Loretta Medeiros
medeiros.lartist32@gmail.com
413-277-6072

 

The Handle Factory Community Clay Studio Open House

Date: Sunday, July 21, 12-4pm
Location Name: The Handle Factory
Address: 49 Conway Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: Handlefactory.com

All are welcome to our open house celebrating the new studio! Demonstrations and hands-on wheel throwing, show and sale of member and student work.

Contact: Molly Cantor
Molly@mollycantor.com
413-625-2870

 

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Multi-Location Exhibits/Events

13th Annual Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour & Sale

Date: July 27 & 28, 10am-5pm both days
Location Name: eight different studios
City/Town: Ashfield, Cummington, Westhampton, Windsor, & Worthington
Website: www.hilltown6.com

Nine potters at eight locations will open their studios to the public. There will be twelve guest artists, demonstrations and local foods. Participating potters include Robbie Heidinger, Christy Knox, Maya Machin, Michael McCarthy, Hiroshi Nakayama, Mark Shapiro, Eric Smith, Constance Talbot, and Sam Taylor. This free, self-guided tour has earned national recognition as one of the top contemporary craft events in the Northeast. For a downloadable map visit the website.

Contact: Sara Wein
nesaka@comcast.net
413-695-1638

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Photography by Catherine Lee

Artist: Catherine Lee
Start Date: July 1, 2019
End Date: August 31, 2019
Location Name: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hours: Tue-Thur 9am-5:30pm, Fri 9am-5pm
Address: 45 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hitchcockcenter.org/programs/community-programs/community-gallery-exhibit

I always have my camera. I never stop looking for beautiful pictures. Everyday I pause to look. I am influenced by my passion for art history and my desire to create fascinating works that imitate the paintings of my favorite artists and capture a moment in time.

Contact: Casey Beebe
casey@hitchcockcenter.org
413-256-6006

 

Youth Voices for the Planet

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

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

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

 

Great American Road Trip

Artist: Dawn Allen
Start Date: July 11, 2019
End Date: August 27, 2019
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: dawnallen.net

Features fiber art quilts pieces colorfully depicting vintage cars and trucks traveling all over the United States. "The inspiration behind the show", says Allen, "is my experience as a mother of young children, feeling trapped at times, lacking the freedom to go where-ever, when-ever! I chose to feature vehicles because the car is a symbol of total freedom. You can jump in and go anywhere at a moment's notice."

 

Bellwethers: Helena Dooley and Larry Smith

Artists: Helena Dooley, Larry Smith
Start Date: July 5, 2019
End Date: July 27, 2019
Location Name: Gallery A3
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Gallery A3 celebrates the artistic legacies of two long-time, well-loved former members of the cooperative gallery: Helena Dooley and Larry Smith. Honored as BELLWETHERS because they both were teachers and creators who sparked positive change around them, Helena is currently living in retirement in Colorado and Larry passed away in November 2018.

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

 

Before It's Gone

Artist: Daniel Chiaccio
Start Date: July 3, 2019
End Date: July 27, 2019
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hopeandfeathersframing.com/chiaccio-before-its-gone

Etchings, woodcuts, watercolors, and an installation centered around themes of memory and temporary spaces by Easthampton artist Daniel Chiaccio.

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

 

Art on Screen: Vermeer and Music

Date: Sunday, July 21, 11am
Location Name: Amherst Cinema
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstcinema.org

Filmed in London, New York, Washington DC, Amsterdam, the Hague, and Delft, this film guides the audience through works focusing on Vermeer's relationship with music, as well as through the artist's life story. Art on Screen takes you into the personal and creative lives of history's best-loved artists. See full schedule of films on website.

Contact: 413-253-2547

 

The Land Is What They See

Artists: Gallery A3 members
Start Date: June 9, 2019
End Date: July 20, 2019
Location Name: GoBerry
Hours: Sun-Thur 12-10pm, Fri-Sat 12-11pm
Address: 28 Amity St #1E
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Gallery A3 artists will show landscape work in a variety of media at GoBerry. Come and refresh yourself with a yogurt while viewing beautiful art work. Image: "Leverett Pond" by Nancy Meagher.

 

Allusion

Artist: Rita Edelman
Start Date: May 2, 2019
End Date: July 26, 2019
Location Name: JCA - Hall Gallery
Hours: Tue-Thur 10am-4pm, Fri 10am-3pm
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

Contact: 413-256-0160

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Easthampton Cultural Council Summer Networking Event

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 6:30-8:30pm
Location Name: New City Brewery
Address: 180 Pleasant Street #12 Rear (Mill 180)
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptonculturalcouncil.org

Come hear from past grantees, enjoy refreshments from Big E's, and share experiences and ideas. We welcome YOU and your questions about the cultural council granting process. Applications for 2020 will be available September 1st

Contact: ecc@easthamptonculturalcouncil.org

 

Art in the Ordinary

Artist: Jeanne Rye
Start Date: July 13, 2019
End Date: August 9, 2019
Location Name: Wedge Works Art and Home
Hours: 11am-7pm
Address: 26 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: wedgeworksart.com

Jeanne Rye's artwork is whimsical, quirky and humorous. She paints an eclectic range of subject matters and has a particular weakness for the comedy of animals and everyday objects. Her paintings seek to expose the extraordinarily in the ordinary

Contact: Boni Johnson
matt@evaldart.com
201-310-2711

 

Hilltowns and Homeground

Artist: Jim Murphy
Start Date: July 5, 2019
End Date: August 4, 2019
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BigRedFrame.com

Landscapes from around the Valley and Ireland by Ashfield Resident Jim Murphy. "Jim Murphy's painterly realism shows the influence of Hopper's simplicity and structure, with the color and brushwork of American Impressionists"

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

 

The Circus

Artist: Tracey Physioc Brockett
Start Date: July 13, 2019
End Date: July 30, 2019
Location Name: ECA Gallery
Address: 43 Main Street / Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

A series of abstract drawings in ink, marker and acrylic on paper, and small mixed-media and found object assemblages dealing with absurdity, that grew out of a daily practice of intuitive drawings. The work spans about 4 years and consists of about 36 small drawings and mixed-media pieces.

 

Nancy Nickerson

Artist: Nancy Nickerson
Start Date: June 28, 2019
End Date: July 31, 2019
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Painting is a fun, stress-relieving opportunity for me to express myself. When I paint, I get completely absorbed in what I am painting. No matter where I go, I am always looking for what I want to paint next: clouds, trees, flowers, buildings, bridges, people and pets; nature is a good way to put it. I paint realistically, not abstractly. I enjoy the challenge watercolor painting presents. What you put on the paper stays there; you can't correct the painting as you can with oils or acrylics.

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

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Peter Ruhf

Artist: Peter Ruhf
Start Date: July 7, 2019
End Date: July 31, 2019
Location Name: Hawks & Reed
Address: 289 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.hawksandreed.com

Painter and artist Peter Ruhf lives in Shelburne Falls where he works in pencil, gouache and oil paint to create mystical works of realist landscapes and motifs. Inspired by the psychedelic art of the 1960's and 70's, Ruhf incorporates elements of folks art into his paintings that question reality and explore the elusive meaning of existence. Work will be on display at Hawks and Reed the entire month of July.

 

Signs [Volume I, 1977 to 2015]

Artist: Peter Alan Monroe
Start Date: June 21, 2019
End Date: August 10, 2019
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Hours: Tue-Thur 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: bit.ly/SignsVol1

New and vintage photographic prints by Peter Alan Monroe, curated by Kate Hunter. The exhibit offers a glimpse into Monroe's vault, bringing to life images that have never been printed before. Some vintage prints Monroe made when he still had a working darkroom will be included as well.

Contact: 413-772-9334

 

Hampden Exhibits/Events

Surfin Art Show

Artists: Scantic River Artisans
Date: July 20, 10am-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Senior Center
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Hampden
Website: scanticriverartisans.org

Reception / meet the artisans: 12-2pm. Live demos.

Contact: scanticriverartisans@gmail.com
413-205-7985

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Stitch by Stitch: Needlework from the Wistariahurst Collection

Start Date: July 18, 2019
End Date: August 18, 2019
Reception Date: Thursday, July 18, 5:30-7:30pm
Location Name: Gateway City Arts Small Works Gallery
Hours: Sun-Wed 12-4pm
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.Wistariahurst.org

Selections from Wistariahurst's textile collection, including samplers from what are now the United States and the United Kingdom. They date from approximately 1690 - 1850 and reflect a range of styles. The exhibit will illustrate components, look at who made samplers, and discuss how they were made and why. It will examine how sampler designs and motifs reflected the lives and beliefs of their makers and provide visitors with an opportunity to try their hand at cross stitch and other patterns.

Contact: Penni Martorell
martorellp@holyoke.org
413-322-5660

 

Small Works Show at Gateway City Arts

Artists: Regan Drouin Halas, Ben Anderson
Start Date: June 29, 2019
End Date: July 21, 2019
Location Name: Gateway City Arts Small Works Gallery
Hours: Wed-Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 4-11pm, Sun 10am-3pm
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com/smallworks

Halas: mixed media collages combining textural elements such as silk, wax and found objects with traces of language. They are born of the desire to reach beyond words and to disturb habits of perception. They play at illuminating the latent symbolism of phenomena (UnSungStudio.net). Anderson: these works are a small piece of an exploration: my hope is that you connect with the texture and the subtleties of grain, the evidence that a chisel, guided by a human hand, touched this wood (Albatrossbuild.com)

Contact: Rachel McCandish
rachel@gatewaycityarts.com
413-650-2670

 

9X9

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 15, 2019
End Date: July 28, 2019
Location Name: PULP
Address: 380 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.pulpholyoke.com

9 artists - each exhibiting 9 works of art. Artists include Fern Apfel, Jon Goodman, Sean Greene, Amy Johnquest, Carol Keller, Dean Nimmer, Christy & Roger Patrick, Kamil Peters and Jen Simms.

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

RESIDENTS EXHIBIT

Artists: Resident Artists at Leverett Crafts & Arts
Start Date: July 5, 2019
End Date: July 28, 2019
Location Name: Barnes Gallery at Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Fri-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: barnesgallery.org

From the eighteen studios at LC&A many residents will offer work to this summer exhibit. Participating artists include Elsje Sturtevant (pastel painting pictured here), Lynn Peterfreund, Sally Dillon, Susan Mulholland, Lori Lynn Hoffer, Joy Friedman, Liz Fieldsteel, Dale Schwartz, Jewell Greco, Christine Mero, Louise Minks, Leonore Alaniz and Susan Valentine

Contact: Susan Valentine
barnesgallery@gmail.com
413-547-1172

 

SISTER ART

Artists: Becca Wheeler, Elisabeth LaChance
Start Date: July 5, 2019
End Date: July 28, 2019
Location Name: Hall Gallery at Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Fri-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: barnesgallery.org

Elisabeth LaChance's sculptures are made with polymer clay, baked and painted. Her reliefs and freestanding sculptures exhibit astute observation of human behavior--full of intricate detail, movement and personality. Becca Wheeler's furniture is prepped carefully before decoration. Pieces are sealed with 2-5 coats of Varathane to ensure durability. She leaves the dog bites, cracks and other minor surface marks as homage to the furniture's previous life, adding to its overall character.

Contact: Susan Valentine
barnesgallery@gmail.com
413-547-1172

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

ARC Project 3: Security in a State of Violence

Start Date: July 28, 2019
End Date: August 11, 2019
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

A multi-disciplinary collective art installation interrogating the notion of self-care and how it is immersed in social, political, and economic relations. Artists include: Eli Liebman, Venancio Velasco, Clarice Allgood, Andrew Fernandez, Alex Liebman. The show will be comprised of woodblock prints, animation, sewn blankets, postcards, sound, and sculpture.

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

 

ARC Project 2: Shaina Cantino

Start Date: July 7, 2019
End Date: July 21, 2019
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

ARC.2019 continues to expand the understanding of a contemporary art gallery as an active space within the community. Shaina will be developing and documenting an evening-length contemporary dance theater piece in collaboration with performer Leah Fournier and dramaturg/designer Rose Proctor. July 18-20, 8pm: Nightly performances open to the public. Tickets are $12 with some flexibility in price.

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

 

JUMP ON IN...the Water's Fine!

Artist: Jeffrey Gillis
Start Date: July 4, 2019
End Date: August 4, 2019
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Continuing his theme of painting from photographs that were taken over the years.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Small Works

Artist: Anneke Corbett
Start Date: July 4, 2019
End Date: August 4, 2019
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Engaging Nature: Recent Work by the Amherst Plein Air Society

Artists: Amherst Plein Air Society (APAS)
Start Date: July 2, 2019
End Date: July 30, 2019
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-9pm, Tue & Thur 10am-6pm, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Nearly 30 APAS artists will exhibit over 100 paintings that are the result of directly engaging with the natural world, some painted completely en plein air, others started in the field and completed in the studio. Studio artists will also exhibit paintings inspired by their sketches, studies, and photographs of nature. Plein air demo on Friday, July 19, 9am-12pm: visitors are invited to watch APAS artists paint en plein air on the Library lawn.

Contact: Susanne Personette
SusannePersonette@gmail.com

 

Three Sisters

Artist: E. Joseph McCarthy
Start Date: July 1, 2019
End Date: August 30, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

Well known abstract artist E. Joseph McCarthy exhibit spans several years and includes both highly texture acrylic and oils on large 60"X48" canvasses. Always the colorist, his paintings vary in hue from soft to orchid skies to fiery reds, golds and oranges. His subject matter ranges from seascapes to cityscapes and reflect both his Western Massachusetts and New Jersey roots. Joe usually works on three canvasses simultaneously, in what he calls "Three Sisters" hence the name for this exhibit.

 

Emily's Hall

Artist: Roxanne Brunetti-Gunn
Start Date: July 1, 2019
End Date: August 30, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.gunnphotography.net

Roxanne Gunn-Brunetti is a local photographer who has been taking pictures for 42 years. She considers it a passion in her life and not a profession. She is mostly a nature photographer but has done a bit of everything, considering herself lucky having the chance to document wildlife. Her goal is to share her work with people, hoping people will want her images in their homes so they can see the beauty she sees.

 

Whimsy Series

Artist: Diane Harr
Start Date: July 1, 2019
End Date: September 30, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital Medical Group
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive, 2nd floor
City/Town: Northampton

Harr is displaying a series of paintings inspired by Key West, Florida. They were influenced by the colors and shapes of the plants and by the sparkle of the sea that surrounds the entire area. Her work is joyous, luminescent, and filled with celebration. She is a member of the Oxbow Gallery in Northampton where she shows regularly. Having also lived in Italy for many years, she has shown in Rome at the Galleria Chiari, Gallery 999, and in the Teatro Contrari.

 

The Nearest Faraway Place III

Artist: Christin Couture
Start Date: June 4, 2019
End Date: August 29, 2019
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/academics/art/events

The artist continues to find inspiration in 'the nearest faraway place', her backyard on a precipice overlooking the Deerfield River's Salmon Falls in Shelburne Falls. Its protean nature converges in a spectacle of light and mood constantly colliding and shifting yet retaining its iconic form as place. In this new body of paintings figures from past work begin to emerge: Masaccio's Adam and Eve, young schoolgirls from another era, a shy werewolf and a human-headed beast.

Contact: christincouture@icloud.com
413-625-0137

 

Hugs & Kisses

Artist: Rebecca Leveille
Start Date: June 1, 2019
End Date: July 31, 2019
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: rmichelson.com

Rebecca Leveille's new works examine the concept of the "narrative envelope" as it relates to both communal myths and to personal experience. Her small works and large painted environments (paintings in the round) delve into the the subjectivity of both escapism and determinations of objective reality.

Contact: meghan@rmichelson.com
413-586-3964

 

Past Presents

Artist: Amy "BannerQueen" Johnquest
Start Date: June 7, 2019
End Date: July 27, 2019
Location Name: New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm, and by appt
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.anchorhouseartists.org

A large site-specific survey of Amy Johnquest's recent works along with previously explored (yet shape shifted) artistic endeavors.

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

 

SIDESHOW

Artists: Mark Brown, Michael Tillyer
Start Date: June 7, 2019
End Date: July 30, 2019
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm, and by appt
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.anchorhouseartists.org

Mark Brown's and Mike Tillyer's wall relief constructions and freestanding sculpture. Studiomates forty years ago, the two share a common creative thread with third mate Susan Boss, not available for this show. Together again, they gather their latest. Brown's portraiture-styled wall constructions invent form and structure as well as make playful use of old stuff. Tillyer, Anchor House of Artists founding director, plays on the floral Baroque in his new stuff.

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

 

Words from Angels

Artists: Mary Dunn
Start Date: June 7, 2019
End Date: July 31, 2019
Location Name: New England Visionary Artists Museum at the Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm, and by appt
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: neva-museum.org

Poet, painter, and spiritual speaker, Mary Dunn (1956-2008) joined the AHOA studio at its inception in 1997. In 2010, she passed away from pancreatic cancer, discovered only weeks before her death. Her apartment was emptied, and her scores of artifacts were thrown in a dumpster. An unknown person initially retrieved them and gave them to a friend who brought them here in 2014. This exhibit presents a selection from the project to organize her poems, letters, journal entries, and some of her visual artworks.

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

 

Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 8, 2019
End Date: July 28, 2019
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: smith.edu/artmuseum

The story of plastic is as complex as the polymer chains that make up its unique material properties. The exhibition Plastic Entanglements brings together sixty works by thirty contemporary artists to explore the environmental, aesthetic, and technological entanglements of our ongoing love affair with this paradoxical, infinitely malleable substance. Both miraculous and malignant, ephemeral yet relentlessly present, plastic infiltrates our global networks, our planet, and even our bodies.

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

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

Beauties, Bugs, and Beasties

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 13, 2019
End Date: July 28, 2019
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Hours: Thur 2-6pm, Fri-Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

A collection of eclectic animal-themed art including paintings, folk art, fabric, and metal, wood and paper mache sculpture created by New England.

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

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

The Handle Factory Community Clay Studio Open House

Date: Sunday, July 21, 12-4pm
Location Name: The Handle Factory
Address: 49 Conway Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: Handlefactory.com

All are welcome to our open house celebrating the new studio! Demonstrations and hands-on wheel throwing, show and sale of member and student work.

Contact: Molly Cantor
Molly@mollycantor.com
413-625-2870

 

A Taste for Art

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 3, 2019
End Date: July 29, 2019
Reception Date: July 20, 4-7pm
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon, Wed-Thurs 11am-5pm, Fri & Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

Art as food, food as art. The many ways in which art can engage the senses are depicted in this exhibit of paintings, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, glass, and fiber art.

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

 

Driving Home

Artist: Sarah Holbrook
Start Date: July 5, 2019
End Date: September 1, 2019
Reception Date: Sunday, July 21, 3-5pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

In this series of photographs, Holbrook captures the warm feelings, and satisfaction of adventure experienced on traveling the winding back roads of Southern Vermont, and into Western Massachusetts. Reception Sunday, July 21, 3-5pm. Music by Loren Feinstein.

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

 

Nocturnal Landscapes

Artist: Chris Hill
Start Date: July 5, 2019
End Date: September 1, 2019
Reception Date: Sunday, July 21, 3-5pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

A series of surreal botanical paintings depicting farmland and fallow field as they should be. The exhibit points toward a possible future in which cultivated land abounds with hundreds of native plant and insect species coexisting in harmony with nature. Reception July 21 with music by Loren Feinstein. Native Fruit and Nut Tree Sale: July 20 & 21 by World Repair Nursery.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Art in the Everyday: A Photographer's Perspective

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

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

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

 

Arts at the Armory

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 1, 2019
End Date: July 31, 2019
Location Name: Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Hours: Wed-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: One Armory Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nps.gov/spar

Springfield Armory National Historic Site, the International Fiber Collaborative, and local schools were invited to create works of art that convey the phrase, "Technological Innovation" in relation to Springfield Armory. "We are excited to have the opportunity to showcase works by young artists from the surrounding area and are always looking for ways to work with the community," commented Education Specialist Scott Gausen.

Contact: Scott Gausen
scott_gausen@nps.gov
413-271-3977

 

Sporeplay at ArtStop(s)

Artist: Madge Evers
Start Date: May 3, 2019
End Date: July 31, 2019
Location Name: UMass Springfield
Hours: Mon-Thur 7:30am-10pm, Fri 7:30am-5pm, Sat 8am-5pm
Address: 1500 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.sporeplay.com

Madge Evers makes art with the millions of tiny spores that fall from the gills of mushrooms. Her work originates in the soil, using materials she grows or forages to explore tensions between randomness and the deliberate. Evers's mushroom spore prints have been described as "at the nexus of printmaking, antique photography, and environmental studies." Pictured is "Hermann's Pirouette," a 22x30 inch mushroom spore print on paper.

Contact: Madge Evers
mevers6@comcast.net

 

Jason Antaya at ArtStop(s)

Artist: Jason Antaya
Start Date: May 3, 2019
End Date: July 31, 2019
Location Name: Valley Venture Hub
Address: 276 Bridge Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: jasonantayaart.wordpress.com

Contact: Jason Antaya
jasonantaya808@gmail.com
413-204-6964

 

The Black Elephant in the Room

Artist: Ryan A. Murray
Start Date: May 3, 2019
End Date: July 31, 2019
Location Name: Valley Venture Hub
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Address: 276 Bridge Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: ryanamurray.com

Series of artworks on display by Ryan Murray. Ryan is a Springfield-based stencil artist whose subject matter includes social commentaries, abandoned buildings, streets, and the under-representation of mental health issues in African-American communities, using both autobiographical and pop culture elements -- at times revealing hidden beauty and at other times unearthing unsettling but important conversations.

Contact: Ryan Murray
ryanamurray1@gmail.com
413-535-6173

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Cute Little Human Monsters: Observations by Donna Horn

Artist: Donna Horn
Start Date: July 25, 2019
End Date: August 31, 2019
Reception Date: Saturday, July 27, 3-6pm
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: ninasnook.com

Paintings representing emotional landscapes and emotional creatures, expressions of what she feels at the time of their creation. Over time, she says that her work has gotten "lighter and more humorous--it used to be darker, a little scary, even. It was the angsty drama of a younger person." Celebrate with Donna Horn and her creatures at the opening reception. There will be a mini-scene of costume, noise, and refreshments to delight those who come to the little art cave next to Black Cow Burger Bar.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Ware Exhibits/Events

Wearable Art & More

Artist: Kathleen DeQuence Anderson
Start Date: July 5, 2019
End Date: August 31, 2019
Location Name: Art Works Gallery
Hours: Thur-Fri 3-7pm, Sat 1-7pm
Address: 69 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org/gallery

Art Works Gallery features the creative polymer clay artwork of Kathleen DeQuence Anderson from Amherst during the months of July & August. Her award-winning handcrafted limited edition & one-of-a-kind jewelry, key fobs, bookmarks, kaleidoscopes & The Original HeartBox, have been exhibited nationally. Art Works Gallery displays and offers for sale fine art and craft from many talented local artists. Visit us to explore and become inspired. Other downtown shops offer antiques and vintage items.

Contact: Cindy Allen Bourcier
artworks@workshop13.org
413-277-6069

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Gary Brady

Artist: Gary Brady
Start Date: July 1, 2019
End Date: July 31, 2019
Location Name: Jasper Rand Art Gallery, Westfield Athenaeum
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:30am-8pm, Fri 8:30am-5pm
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: westath.org

This show is about women. When I got custody of my sons ages (2 & 4), I lost my male friends, but I found so many female friends -- we were in the same boat- single mothers. I learned so much from them. When you view the show, please remember the titles mean so very much and point in the direction I want to go. For example, the painting "Don't you wish they never grew up?" is only about the girl, but what the mother feels about her daughter and her new-found sexuality.

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition

Sponsoring Group Name: Workshop13 & Art Works Gallery
Deadline: September 12 (online) & 13-14 (hand-delivered)
Submission Fees: 1 piece: $25, 2 pieces: $35, 3 pieces: $45
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org/gallery/northeast-fine-arts-exhibition

Workshop13 & Art Works Gallery are proud to announce our 1st juried art competition & exhibition! $1000 Best of Show and People's Choice Awards. We welcome originally conceived work in various Traditional Realism mediums in the following categories: Oil painting, acrylic painting (includes casein & egg tempera), watercolor painting, sculpture, drawing/graphics, and pastel. Jurors: Lauren A. Mills and Dennis Nolan. The show will run from September 28th - October 12th. Full details on website.

Contact: Loretta Medeiros
medeiros.lartist32@gmail.com
413-277-6072

 

Ware Fair & Flea

Sponsoring Group Name: Ware Center Meeting House
Deadline: September 15
Submission Fees: $15 10x10 outdoor spaces, $25 10x10 indoor spaces
City/Town: Ware
Website: warecentermeetinghouse.org/ware-fair-flea

Artists, Artisans and Crafters Wanted. September 21st, 9am-3pm (rain date 22nd) at the Ware Center Meeting House. The Fair features sweets and treats, flea market and crafts, a silent auction, historical exhibits, art show and much more. The proceeds benefit the restoration and upkeep of the historic meetinghouse.

Contact: czins1@gmail.com
413-967-8304

 

Artist spaces at 3rd Annual Veteran's Classic Auto Show

Sponsoring Group Name: The Westfield Cruisers
Deadline: July 17
Submission Fees: free to apply, $15 for booth space
City/Town: Westfield

Saturday, July 27th at the Westfield Fairgrounds, 9am-3pm. Proceeds benefit the Warrior's Art Room of Westfield, a non-profit organization which provides area veterans and their families a place to express themselves through art. We are currently accepting applications for crafters/vendors/artists who would like to set up a booth to be part of this event. Preregistration is required. Spaces reserved on a first come, first serve basis. For more information on this event, please contact Julie.

Contact: Julie
413-454-5371

 

Arcadia Folk Festival Call for Vendors

Sponsoring Group Name: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Deadline: August 1
Submission Fees: free to apply
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.arcadiafolkfest.com

We are seeking vendors with an environmentally friendly twist or nature inspired artwork for the 2nd annual Arcadia Folk Festival on Saturday, September 28, 10am-6:30pm. Handmade, earth friendly, crafts and art. Outdoor rain or shine. TO APPLY: email makersmarket@signaturesounds.com your website and photo of your booth by Aug 1. $120 booth fee includes two festival tickets.

Contact: Tiffany Hilton
makersmarket@signaturesounds.com

 

From Seed to Fruition: 2019 Western Massachusetts Biennial

Sponsoring Group Name: The Northampton Arts Council
Deadline: August 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.northamptonartscouncil.org/p/biennial.html

Open to artists and poets in Western MA. Artists are asked submit two and three-dimensional art in any style, as well as video and performance art to interpret the theme "from seed to fruition". Jurors include Donna Gates, Salmon Falls Gallery; Jameson Johnson, The Boston Art Review; Robert Wiesenburger, The Clark, Nellie Prior, the Departure Reading Series; Karen Skolfield, poet laureate of Northampton; and Catherine Weiss, Northampton Poetry.

 

The Burnett Gallery

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

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

Contact: Elisa Campbell
elisa.campbell@umass.edu

 

11th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library

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

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

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

 

Classes & Workshops

Art Class - All Mediums

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 5:30-8pm, ongoing
Fee: $45 per class or $180 per month
Organization: Deborah Padden Fine Art
Class Location: Central Street Art Studio
Address: 1009 Central Street
City/Town: Palmer

1st Night is Free! Teaching art in any medium. Teaching techniques in art for beginners to advanced artists. Join us for a night out of relaxed fun. Learn something new and create a beautiful piece of art. Call or email for information.

Contact: Deborah Padden
Dpadden1@gmail.com
413-301-4183

 

Thrown & Altered: Combining wheel and hand-building skills

Date & Time: August 17-18, 10am-4pm both days
Fee: $225 includes materials
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: tiffanyhilton.com/classes

Some wheel experience required. Small class size allows for lots of individual instruction. This weekend workshop will be hands on with lots of demonstrations and time for you to work on your own pieces. Learn to throw parts on the wheel and assemble them into oval, squared, or organic shaped pots by combining slabs and hand-building skills. We will also learn how to fit oval lids to make a jar or casserole dish. You will be taking home greenware or you can arrange to fire with me for an additional fee.

Contact: Tiffany Hilton
high_fired@hotmail.com
413-824-6506

 

Make a Mosaic Garden Stepping Stone

Date & Time: Sunday, August 18, 12-5pm
Fee: $40 DVAA Members/ $45 Non-Members
Organization: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Class Location: DVAA Gallery/ Gift Shop Center for the Arts
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

Clay and Mosaic Artist Rhonda Wainshilbaum will show you how to attach mosaic shards to a ready made cement stepping stone. Everything you need is provided, but you may bring colorful ceramic crockery (especially plates and tiles), mirrors, beads, stones, glass globs, shells, jewelry, knick-knacks, and small found objects to use or share. There will be a myriad of clay shards to choose from. Space is limited. No experience necessary.

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

 

Jars, Lids, Handles and Knobs! Intermediate Wheel Throwing Class​

Date & Time: July 20-21, 10am-4pm both days
Fee: $225 includes materials
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, studio 352
City/Town: Florence
Website: tiffanyhilton.com/classes

Take your skills to the next level! Some wheel experience required. Small class size allows for lots of individual instruction. This weekend workshop will be hands on with lots of demonstrations and time for you to work on your own pieces. Let's focus on throwing better jars and fitting lids of different styles. Make bigger, bolder knobs and handles with more confidence! You will be taking home greenware or you can arrange to fire with me for an additional fee. BYO lunch or we can order locally.

Contact: Tiffany Hilton
high_fired@hotmail.com
413-824-6506

 

Figure Drawing Fridays in Northampton

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

Every Friday night we draw inspiration from the live nude to create, converse and commune. Model, some easels, music, conversation, and snacks provided. An easy-going group that enjoys the social/ community aspect of these sessions as much as the actual drawing. Bring your own materials and BYOB if you want. NO INSTRUCTOR but there is often peer review. High school students are welcome with parental consent. There will most likely be a very sweet dog in the studio. Scent/smoke/vape free building.

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

Stained Glass Workshop / Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Sunday, July 21, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, a small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. We will cover the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. The perfect class for students with no experience and intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels welcome. All glass and supplies are included in the tuition and the use of all tools. Other date for same class: August 18.

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

 

Watercolor Seascapes with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: 6:30-9pm, August 19, 21, 26, 28
Fee: $160
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Paint the sea and sky in 4 sessions. You'll work with wet on wet and dry brush to create at least 2 finished paintings.

Contact: Deborah Rubin
deborahrubin8@gmail.com
413-253-7922

 

Fine Art Soft Pastel Workshop with Rebecca Clark

Date & Time: Sundays, 2-4pm, July 28, August 18
Fee: $25 includes all your materials
Class Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

If you're fascinated with vibrant color and line work, and want to carve out a few hours on a Sunday afternoon, Becky will introduce you to the immediate gratification of pastel. This workshop will allow you to experiment while building skill and confidence in your handling of the medium. For beginners and those with drawing experience. We will begin with mark making, move on to shadow and light, then still life, and end with the basics of landscapes.

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, September 28, 9:30am-3pm
Fee:$145 includes all materials
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts Studio
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #415
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net/monotype-print-workshops

Monotype prints are one-of-a-kind prints, all unique! Imagine painting on a sheet of plastic, placing paper over it, then running it through my printing press. Voila, the image comes out on the paper in reverse to how you painted it! Come have fun and play with AKUA water-based inks, brushes, and different papers to create your one-of-a-kind prints. No experience necessary; three students max per workshop means personal attention. Next workshop: October 26, at the same time.

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

 

Open Studio Summer Clay Pass

Date & Time: June-August, 15 hours per week
Fee: $100 month + $35 for 25lbs of clay (includes firing)
Class Location: ClayWorks Ceramic Studio
Address: 71 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org/education/pottery-classes

Work in a bright ceramics studio with a great community of mud lovers! Self directed open studio for those who have experience working with clay. A monthly pass gives you access to our new studio with 8 wheels, a slab roller, one large electric kiln, glazes and shelf space on Mondays, 1-4pm, Wednesdays, 10am-1pm & 6-9pm, Saturdays, 6-9pm. Sundays, 10am-1pm. New to pottery? We also offer a wide range of classes, workshops and summer programs for adults, kids and teens!

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

 

Artist Workshops with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: ongoing spring/summer/fall
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. questions: lenajenny3@yahoo.com

Contact: gchilenski@gmail.com
207-975-2659

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Holyoke: Studio at Paper City Studios

Location: Paper City Studios
Date(s) available: now
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke

$380 per month + heat. The unit available is a 2nd floor studio. Bathroom and sink are located just outside the studio. Room size 15' x 36' with two 7' windows facing the canal.

Contact: brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

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