The Valley Arts Newsletter is a weekly newsletter published on Tuesdays with listings for art shows & events, craft fairs & pop-ups, calls for artists, art classes, studio space, and art/ist crowdfunding. Listings are submitted by our readers and are focused on the visual arts in the Pioneer Valley area. See the Submissions page for details about submitting your listing. Listings are free!

 

This Week's Newsletter: June 30, 2020

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
June 30, 2020
Issue #618

follow Valley Arts Newsletter on Facebook follow Valley Arts Newsletter on Instagram

Help Support the Arts in the Valley!
The Valley Arts Newsletter is a one-woman volunteer effort. Your donation will help defray the operating costs. Thank you for your support! If you're a business, please consider advertising. Great rates!

fbpixel
Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com

Featured Listings:

ENCOUNTERS

Start Date: July 2, 2020
End Date: July 31, 2020
Location Name: Gallery A3
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Gallery A3 moves into a new mode, with ENCOUNTERS installed on panels in the storefront windows. Some works emphasize human contact--like moments of personal connection we all craved during the pandemic-induced lockdown or the scenes of human confrontation emerging from protests of racial injustice, sparked by the murder of George Floyd. Other encounters are symbolic, metaphorical, material, imaginary, or aesthetic. Image: "The Gift", clay and mixed media, Valerie Gilman.

 

Waves Online Pastel Workshop with Meg Bandarra

Date & Time: August 14-16, 9:30am-12:30pm
Fee: $125 + Materials
Class Location: Online via Zoom
Website: www.megbandarra.com/p/classes-and-workshops.html

Learn the techniques for creating realistic waves with pastel. In this 3-day intensive, we'll cover everything from creating dynamic compositions to making believable waves that feel as though they've got movement and action. (Including the answer to everyone's top question- How do you make sea spray?) August 14-16. Limited to 9 participants. Ideal for those with some pastel experience.

Contact: Meg Bandarra
megbandarra@gmail.com

 

Want your listing featured in this top spot? Visit the Submissions page for details

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Amherst Arts Night Plus goes Virtual

Date: Thursday, July 2, 5-8pm
Location Name: various locations
Address: downtown
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherstartsnightplus.com/amherst-arts-night-plus-july-2nd

The program, which will air twice during the 5-8pm timeslot, consists of a combination of gallery presentations, musical interludes by area musicians, and artist discussions. Aired live on Amherst Media channel 15. It can also be streamed live. See website for links and details.

Contact: info@amherstartsnightplus.com

 

SOS (Summer On-screen Series)

End Date: August 1, 2020
Location Name: Hampden Gallery (Online)
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fineartscenter.com/sos

New works by artists created during the COVID-19 pandemic that both respond to and reflect on these uncertain times. Seemingly overnight, methods of communication have shifted dramatically across the globe, traditional venues have closed, and uncertainty rules. Artists, undeterred, use Zoom and other digital platforms as their medium and their venues. Curated by Sally Curcio. Featuring: Yasin Aribuga, Chenda Cope, Hannah Duggan, Avery Forbes, Cima Khademi, Nima Nikakhlagh, Abbey Paccia, Claire Sianna Seaman, Elizabeth Sobieski, Jenny Vogel.

Contact: Sally Curcio
sallycurcio@umass.edu
413-545-3394

 

ENCOUNTERS

Start Date: July 2, 2020
End Date: July 31, 2020
Location Name: Gallery A3
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Gallery A3 moves into a new mode, with ENCOUNTERS installed on panels in the storefront windows. Some works emphasize human contact--like moments of personal connection we all craved during the pandemic-induced lockdown or the scenes of human confrontation emerging from protests of racial injustice, sparked by the murder of George Floyd. Other encounters are symbolic, metaphorical, material, imaginary, or aesthetic. Image: "The Gift", clay and mixed media, Valerie Gilman.

 

The Time We're In

Start Date: June 1, 2020
End Date: June 30, 2020
Location Name: Gallery A3
City/Town: Amherst
Website: instagram.com/gallery_a3

Members of Gallery A3 explore their experience of the current global pandemic. Because schools and businesses -- and art galleries! -- have been closed down for months in response to the coronavirus, the gallery goes online, posting a new Instagram image each day, through the month of June. This online exhibit offers a collective snapshot of "where we are now" through its individual images. The exhibit also "merges" with the Gallery A3 Facebook page and is linked to the website at gallerya3.com.

 

A conversation about the art of Avital Sagalyn

Artist: Avital Sagalyn
Location Name: UMCA, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.avitalsagalyn.com/a-conversation-with-hugh-davies

We hope you enjoyed our fall 2019 exhibition of work by Avital Sagalyn. Sagalyn was among the first female Fulbright scholars selected to study painting in Paris in the early 1950s, where was befriended by such iconic 20th century artists as Pablo Picasso, among others. She has lived in Amherst since 1968. Her son has made a video of his discussion with Hugh Davies. Davies was the founding director of the University Gallery (now known as the University Museum of Contemporary Art) at the UMass Fine Arts Center.

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Inside Out and Outside In - Virtual Tour & Fundraiser

Artist: Binda Colebrook
Location Name: Red Light Gallery
City/Town: Florence
Website: bindacolebrookart.com/inside-out-show.html

Due to the pandemic, the opening for the show at Red Light Gallery did not happen. The work is still up though, quietly waiting to see what happens. BUT... While you cannot see the work in the show in person right now, you can purchase it for a good cause! 100% of proceeds raised from this work will go to two local organizations: Northampton Survival Center & Western Mass Mutual Aid Fund. See website for details.

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Within, Without - Living the Remote Life

Location Name: Greenfield Community College
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: gcc.mass.edu/within-without

An online student/faculty art gallery with works inspired by the pandemic.

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

2020 HCC Virtual Student Art Exhibition

Location Name: Holyoke Community College
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: 2020hccstudentartexhibition.blogspot.com

Creativity is at the heart of making this particular school year work for everyone. Without creativity we never could have carried on through this uniquely challenging time. At the end of every school year we hold the HCC Student Art Exhibition to celebrate student works by filling the Taber Gallery and the Art and Photo department walls from floor to ceiling with amazing works. Though the campus is closed, this year we're grateful to be able to continue this custom by showcasing the work online.

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

A.P.E. presents: normal pop-up

Artist: Galen Cheney
Start Date: June 22, 2020
End Date: July 6, 2020
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

This summer, we'll feature the work of five visual artists in our window space. Beginning June 22: paintings by Galen Cheney: "The work I am currently making is a furthering, a deepening of work that I started during a residency in China in 2015. There, I was working with accumulated papers, building them up into multi-layered constructions. I use fragments of past paintings, old receipts, used airline tickets, remnants of past experiences and work them into the texture of the new painting."

 

Better Times Ahead - Window Show Series at The Oxbow Gallery

Artist: Mary Witt
Start Date: June 24, 2020
End Date: July 5, 2020
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

Paintings by Mary Witt. Dreaming of better times ahead with all the upheaval in our country, Mary Witt paints abstract images of struggle and hope. The Oxbow Gallery is pleased to announce our new Window Show Series, eleven-day shows of work by our member artists while the gallery remains closed. We offer these mini exhibits to affirm our ongoing presence on Pleasant Street. We hope they intrigue, engage and lift the spirits of passersby. See website for more information.

 

Imaginary Friends

Artist: Travis Louie
Start Date: June 10, 2020
End Date: July 25, 2020
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

William Baczek Fine Arts is pleased to announce the reopening of our gallery with a solo exhibition of new paintings by Travis Louie.

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

 

A.P.E. presents: normal pop-up

Artist: Alicia Renadette
Start Date: July 6, 2020
End Date: July 20, 2020
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

This summer, we'll feature the work of five visual artists in our window space. Beginning July 6: sculptures by Alicia Renadette: "Drawing upon the overheated aesthetics of handmade fantasy movie sets, holiday retail displays, and really fancy cakes, my work entices viewers into a hothouse universe that re-examines our relationship with an excessively materialistic world and the traumas it inscribes on bodies and minds."

 

Working History

Artist: David Barten
Start Date: June 1, 2020
End Date: August 14, 2020
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

David Barten (1941- ) has produced polychromed figurative sculpture on the life scale since he graduated from Cornell University in 1965. Widely displayed, receiving important commissions, his work is in museum collections. A remarkable series of work is placed at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Trappist, KY. Besides the Instagram live event, his work can be viewed through the bank of windows running along the Pleasant Street side of the Anchor House of Artists home. www.instagram.com/anchorhouse_artists

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

 

Geometry and Color - Window Show Series at The Oxbow Gallery

Artist: KC Scott
Start Date: July 8, 2020
End Date: July 19, 2020
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

This exhibition explores the artist's life-long fascination with geometry and the phenomenon of color. It is a thread to which he routinely returns between series of other works of a less rigid and pre-planned form. The Oxbow Gallery offers these mini exhibits to affirm our ongoing presence on Pleasant Street. We hope they intrigue, engage and lift the spirits of passersby. See website for more information.

 

Stations of the Cross

Artist: Charlie Miller
Start Date: June 1, 2020
End Date: August 14, 2020
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Miller produced this suite of fourteen eight by six foot paintings circa 1977 to 1980. They represent the Catholic tradition of the path of Christ to the Crucifixion, only set in contemporary Boston where the centurions are represented by helmeted police and the whole process is shown covered by TV news cameras. www.instagram.com/anchorhouse_artists

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

 

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

 

Virtual Tour of to be listened into speaking Exhibit

Artist: Jamila Jackson
Location Name: Northampton Center for the Arts
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org/events/category/the-afromation-festival

A video tour of Jamila Jackson's thesis exhibit.

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Transitional Structures: Works in Clay

Artists: Chris Archer, David Ernstner
Start Date: June 5, 2020
End Date: August 2, 2020
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Fri-Mon 11am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Two clay artists collaborate to create this exhibit. Both Chris Archer & David Ernster call New Hampshire their home and both use the form of the clay vessels to realize their unique artistic visions. Through August 2 virtually in our online store and in our brick & mortar gallery by appointment. See website for more information.

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

 

Visual Poems, Original Prints

Artist: Kate Whittaker
Start Date: June 5, 2020
End Date: August 2, 2020
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Fri-Mon 11am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Whittaker is a painter and photographer. When she combines the two practices, she becomes a digital mixed media artist. The exhibit is a series of hanging scrolls, most measuring approximately 12 x 41". In the artist's words: "These original prints … are composed of details of my paintings layered, and sometimes overlain, with photographs I have taken during my travels. As a poem can be said to paint an image, here painting and photography combine to form a poetic narrative." View online or by appointment.

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

 

Southampton Exhibits/Events

Welcome to Our World: Women Working, Creating, Nesting and Persisting

Artist: Patricia Crutchfield
Start Date: June 9, 2020
End Date: June 30, 2020
Location Name: Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center
Hours: Tue, Sat, Sun, 1-5pm, by appt only
Address: 2 East Street (@College Highway/Route 10)
City/Town:Southampton
Website: floydgallery.com

The Floyd Gallery honors women with its 19th Annual "Women in History Month" Exhibit. We maintain this exhibit these 3 months for its striking 75 portraits of women in the Pioneer Valley. Our Ms. Pat Crutchfield captured images of women working, creating, nesting, and persisting. Pat's black and white portraits capture a range of emotion. Contact us for your appointment. Looking forward. Image: "Women Creating, Snow Farm" (c)Patricia Crutchfield, 2019

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Say Their Names

Artists: Wane One, Nero, Souls
Location Name: MLK Center
Address: 3 Rutland Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.commonwealthmurals.org/say-their-names

A tribute mural to People of Color killed by the police. Painted June 4 & 5 by Wane One, Nero, and Souls. Organized by Communwealth Murals, Art for the Soul Gallery, and the MLK Center. The mural lists names of the more than 60 black and brown people who were unarmed when killed by police in the last 12 months. It also includes the names of 7 Springfield residents killed by the police.

 

inkling Virtual Tour

Artist: Donnabelle Casis
Location Name: Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery
Address: Springfield Technical Community College, Pearl Street Entrance, Building 28
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.stcc.edu/about-stcc/news/stcc-offers-virtual-art-exhibit-at-carberry-gallery.html

Casis' work explores personal identity and its relationship to markers and patterns. The title 'inkling' can be defined as: a slight knowledge or suspicion; a hint. It can also loosely refer to the ink of tattooing or a word taken from the Philippine word tinikling: a traditional Philippine folk dance which originated during the Spanish colonial era. Casis believes visual information is contextualized is akin to moving and reshifting, where connections can be compelling and indelible.

Contact: Sondra Peron
speron@stcc.edu
413-755-5258

 

Ware Exhibits/Events

Where? Ware!

Location Name: Artworks Gallery
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org/artworks-gallery

Replica masterpiece portraits painted by local artists for our installation is now up on a storefront on Main Street, downtown Ware. The building is across the street from Country Bank. If you are in the area or want to take a relaxing drive come check it out. Order take out from the neighboring restaurant, Hanna Devine's, and enjoy the view. It's pretty awesome!

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

It's real not digital

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 4, 2020
End Date: July 3, 2020
Location Name: Little River Studio
Hours: Sat 1-4pm or by appt only
Address: 399 Little River Road
City/Town: Westfield
Website: donnacarmel.com

A collection of paintings, collage, pen and ink, and monotypes and monoprints by 10 local artists. Many styles in one space. Masks and safe distancing will be observed. Come out and support the arts see the show for real.

Contact: Donna Carmel
lrprintmaking@gmail.com
413-297-2070

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Sun Bath Quilt Tour: a driving tour of Easthampton's household quilts on display for a day

Sponsoring Group Name: Big Top Quilts
Deadline: August 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.bigtopquilts.com/sun-bath-quilt-tour-summer-2020

Seeking quilt hosts to spread the light of the quilts throughout the city. If you have a quilt, it can join the tour! If your friend has a quilt, you can host it at your house! Community sourced quilts will be displayed outside our own private homes: out windows, on porches and lawns. Viewers will be directed to enjoy a self-guided driving tour using your provided address which may include relevant quilt stories. Register through the form linked on the website.

Contact: Audrey Hyvonen
audrey@bigtopquilts.com
413-230-0771

 

COVID-19: The Artist Contest

Sponsoring Group Name: Amherst Center Cultural District
Deadline: July 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstcenterculturaldistrict.org/covid19-artistcontest

The contest is a way to distribute funds from the Massachusetts Cultural Council directly to artists. The implications and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic involve so many aspects of life, culture, society, business and more and artists are uniquely able to interpret and express the complicated and the difficult. The ACCD is seeking those interpretations and expressions from artists in 5 categories: 2D art; Sculpture/Installation; Poetry & Writing; Dance & Music; and Others. Full details on website.

Contact: Ann Tweedy
info@amherstcenterculturaldistrict.org
413-530-3129

 

Electrify Amherst! The Electrical Box Makeover Project 2020

Sponsoring Group Name: Amherst Public Art Commission
Deadline: August 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstma.gov/electrifyamherst

Artists are invited to submit proposals for Electrify Amherst! The Electrical Box Makeover Project 2020. This project continues to increase the presence of public art in Amherst by inviting artists to create unique and imaginative paintings on designated utility boxes in one of three village areas in Amherst. Three selected artists will receive a $500 stipend. This event happens on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

Contact: Amy A. Crawley
electrifyamherst@amyacrawley.com
978-239-7601

 

Breathing While Black

Sponsoring Group Name: Augusta Savage Gallery, UMass
Deadline: July 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/asgcall20

Augusta Savage Gallery will host Breathing While Black, a juried digital visual art exhibition, during the fall 2020. The gallery has a reputable history of enlightening viewers on such social concerns as race, ethnicity, class, and cultural identity. This exhibition is an invitation to make a range of responses to the stated slaughters public. Full details on website.

 

Virtual Corona Mask Contest

Sponsoring Group Name: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Deadline: July 10
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

A virtual art mask contest using found objects. Rules: objects must be found in your home or yard. Beautiful, serious, humorous, outrageous, whatever. Entries may be refused if deemed inappropriate at the will of the judges. Submit a photo of your mask, and if not too shy, one of you wearing it, in jpeg format via email. Two divisions: Teen/Adult (13 and over), Youth (12 & under). Finalists will be determined by panel of judges TBA. A People's Choice will be awarded in each category.

Contact: Marge Anderon
margedvaa@gmail.com

 

El Corazon / The Heart of Holyoke

Sponsoring Group Name: The City of Holyoke and partners
Deadline: June 30
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: holyokeredevelopment.com/projects/current-projects/el-corazon-the-heart-of-holyoke

We are seeking local artists with strong connections to the vibrant Puerto Rican/Latinx community in Holyoke. This call for art is for the following public projects to be installed along Main Street: a large-scale photo project and a multiple panels project. The artists selected for these projects will be asked to create work that responds to community-identified themes and ideas that contribute to creating a Main Street that is a safe and vibrant gateway to the city. Full info on website.

Contact: Cynthia Espinosa
espinosac@holyoke.org
413-538-4744

 

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

Waves Online Pastel Workshop with Meg Bandarra

Date & Time: August 14-16, 9:30am-12:30pm
Fee: $125 + Materials
Class Location: Online via Zoom
Website: www.megbandarra.com/p/classes-and-workshops.html

Learn the techniques for creating realistic waves with pastel. In this 3-day intensive, we'll cover everything from creating dynamic compositions to making believable waves that feel as though they've got movement and action. (Including the answer to everyone's top question- How do you make sea spray?) August 14-16. Limited to 9 participants. Ideal for those with some pastel experience.

Contact: Meg Bandarra
megbandarra@gmail.com

 

Berry Printmaking Workshop with Donna Carmel

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6-8pm July 7-28
Fee: $40 (+ materials) for 1 class
Class Location: Little River Studio
Address: 399 Little River Road
City/Town: Westfield
Website: donnacarmel.com

Learn to apply textures using acrylic paint and juice from berries. You will create your own images of textures and colors onto a printing plate and then hand press onto paper. Acrylic paint and paper will be provided. Please wear comfortable shoes and a smock. All workshops limited to 2 attendees. Masks to be worn and social distancing, studio is disinfected between workshops. Register online.

Contact: Donna Carmel
lrprintmaking@gmail.com

 

Amherst Plein Air Society

Date & Time: Wednesdays & Fridays, April-October
Fee: none
Class Location: a different location in the Valley every week
City/Town: Amherst
Website: facebook.com/Amherst-Plein-Air-Society-392391357552048

APAS artists paint en plein air together twice each week at varied beautiful locations in the Valley. All media, ages, and levels of experience are welcome. We are a very friendly, supportive environment where we all learn from and help each other grow in our work. During the pandemic, we've continued to paint in the fresh air outdoors while observing physical distancing and wearing masks. To come try a paint-out to see if APAS is a good fit for you, contact Susanne Personette.

Contact: Susanne Personette
SusannePersonette@gmail.com

 

Learn Basics of Digital Photography Workshop via Zoom

Date & Time: July 9-30, 7-9pm
Fee: $175 for 4 class sessions and image critiques
Class Location: Online via Zoom / Robert Floyd Gallery & Learning Center
City/Town: Southampton
Website: floydgallery.com

Learn to operate your camera and have fun doing it. Our workshop introduces you to your necessary camera buttons. Learn to use them to control the photographs you will create. Gain knowledge and confidence to create great images. Learn what needs to be in focus and how to achieve it. Understand good composition and its role in pulling the viewer into your photograph. Rewarding fun experience awaits you. Guaranteed: only 6 participants max. Image: "Waterfall, Westfield" ©Marc St. Onge

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

 

Online Pastel Workshops with Meg Bandarra

Date & Time: July 20 - Aug 26, Various Sessions
Fee: $75-$140 + Materials
Class Location: Online via Zoom
Website: www.megbandarra.com/p/classes-and-workshops.html

In Pastel 101 learn the basics of working with soft pastel while you paint a summer landscape. Beginners welcome! 4 Classes, Mondays, 4-6:30pm, July 20- August 10. Waterfalls Workshop: Paint moving, falling, water that has dimension and liveliness. Pastel experience recommended. 2 Classes, Wednesdays, 9-11:30am, August 19 and 26. Workshops Limited to 9 participants. Visit megbandarra.com for details.

Contact: Meg Bandarra
megbandarra@gmail.com

 

Free Composing & Encoding Collage Online Class #1: Stillness and Line with Regan Drouin Halas

Date & Time: anytime / on your own time
Fee: tips happily accepted, not expected
Website: unsungstudio.net/workshop

In this workshop, a simple, contemplative structure makes painting into an interior journey as well as a satisfying creative challenge. We will settle the mind and explore techniques of line-work and composition. The creative process and the beauty of imperfection is emphasized. No experience needed! You will emerge with 3 original paintings.

Contact: Regan
UnSungStudio@gmail.com
970-901-0779

 

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

 

Oasis In The Storm Online Meditation Group

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6:30-8pm
Fee: none
Organization: Oasis In The Storm

Weekly free meditation sessions gently lead you to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, break creative blocks. There will be traditional guided meditation as well as meditative creative experientials (visual arts, writing and movement). Become aware of and trust your inner knowledge, access your inner wisdom, build self-esteem and self-confidence, and find a more cohesive sense of self. No arts experience needed. Email for Zoom invite and questions.

Contact: Doris Dittmer
oasisinthestorm@gmail.com
917-346-0969

 

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
Class 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

 

Art Crowdfunding / Fundraising

Legends of Fomora Graphic Novel

Goal: $4000
Start Date: June 23
End Date: July 22
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: goatsheadbook.com

A young adult graphic novel that follows three friends through a fantastical wilderness has come to Kickstarter! The heroes encounter monsters, faeries, and discover ancient magic that will change the world! Go to GoatsHeadBook.com to get the graphic novel, coloring book, art, and more! Comics are an important tool in turning reluctant readers into lifelong ones. And they are super fun! Our Studio weaves curiosity, representation, and emotional storytelling together with adventure and magic.

Contact: Pat Nietupski
goatsheadstudios@gmail.com

 

Auction for Social Justice

Goal: open
Start Date: July 1, 8pm
End Date: July 5, 8am
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: instagram.com/western.mass.makers

Western Mass Makers is hosting a virtual auction on instagram featuring the work of 30+ local artists to benefit social justice organizations in the Pioneer Valley. Works will be posted via the @western.mass.makers feed and bidding will take place in the comments. Bidding will open July 1st at 8pm and close July 5th at 8am. Full details at @western.mass.makers on instagram.

 

Easthampton City Arts Artist Grants

Goal: $5,000
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: gofundme.com/f/easthampton-city-arts-artist-grants

ECA has created the ECA Artist Grants Initiative in an effort to create new opportunities for artists to work and to be supported for the value they bring to our community. ECA has committed $10,000 to local artists through this Initiative, which will roll out in phases during the weeks and months to come. Additional funds can be raised to directly and exclusively support this effort. For every $300 raised through this platform, 1 new artist will be supported through this program.

 

Support the Shelburne Arts Co-op

Goal: $15,000
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.gofundme.com/f/support-the-shelburne-arts-coop

Like many other small businesses, the Shelburne Arts Cooperative and its 42 artist members have been dramatically affected by the necessary restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We at the Shelburne Arts Co-op reluctantly but hopefully ask for your support at this challenging time, in hopes that raising a modest amount of money, $15,000, will enable us to cover our monthly expenses, possibly needed until the end of 2020, with the expectation that we will eventually be able to reopen.

Visit our advertisers, and thank them for supporting local art!

House of Mirth PhotosValley CreatesArt for the Soul GalleryNorthampton Open MediaSalon Herdis - Look Good Feel GoodHope & Feathers FramingMary Witt, PaintertillyervisionOld Colony Package Store
Salmon Falls Gallery - Shelburne Falls, MAFinck & Perras Insurance AgencyJohn Polak PhotographyBig Red Frame, Easthampton, MAThe Taber Art GalleryThree PosiesThe Greenfield Gallery & Fine Art PrintingLathrop CommunitiesEasthampton City Arts+Kevin Mulligan ConstructionAnchor House of ArtistsPivot MediaKW HomeA.P.E. Ltd.CyclePotteryHampden Gallery, UMassMt. Tom's Homemade Ice Cream & Candy StoreEvolv Fine Art Printing
Green Web Hosting! This site hosted by DreamHost