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This Week's Newsletter: August 20, 2019

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
August 20, 2019
Issue #572

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Featured Listings:

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

Christin Couture continues to find inspiration in 'the nearest faraway place', her view from a precipice overlooking the Deerfield River's Salmon 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 her past work begin to emerge: Masaccio's Adam and Eve, schoolgirls from another era, a shy werewolf and a human-headed beast.

Contact: Rebecca Davis
bdavis@smith.edu
413-585-3102

 

Prisoners, Freedom Fighters, and Escapees

Artist: William Saltman
Start Date: August 4, 2019
End Date: September 8, 2019
Location Name: J Gallery at Springfield JCC
Address: 1160 Dickinson Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldjcc.org

The human condition spans the range from utter oppression to ultra-privilege. This work reflects this fact. Geometrical and expressionistic motifs compete for dominance, with winners, losers, and standoffs. This work invites the viewer to enter and apply his own sensibilities.

Contact: js24saltman@gmail.com

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Just Ink

Artist: Roger Duffy
Start Date: August 1, 2019
End Date: August 31, 2019
Reception Date: Wednesday, August 21, 5-8pm
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org

Captures the enduring illustrations of the beauty of the world around us. Roger has created in many mediums, but prefers the use of pen and ink to illustrate his art. "Pen and ink is an age old art form, but it is seldom used today because of the time required and other demands."

Contact: ccollins@agawamlibrary.org
413-789-1550

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

It Comes To This: Gallery A3 at GoBerry

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 20, 2019
End Date: October 31, 2019
Location Name: GoBerry
Address: 28 Amity Street, Suite 1E
City/Town: Amherst

Abstract works by Gallery A3 artists. Come enjoy a Frosty Yogurt and experience this fresh and colorful extravaganza! Image: Watercolor by Larry Smith.

 

Jewish Papercuts

Artist: Greta Kessler
Start Date: August 1, 2019
End Date: October 27, 2019
Reception Date: September 5, 5-8 pm
Location Name: Jewish Community of Amherst
Hours: Tue-Thur 10am-4pm, Fri 10am-3pm
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: jcamherst.org

Traditional papercuts were made by Jews in Central and Eastern Europe for holidays, birth announcement, ritual events, marriage contracts, memorials, new moon blessings and placed in synagogues. A revival of papercut artwork has taken place in the past 60 years. Greta's papercuts celebrate Jewish holidays and the historical land of Israel. She uses many Judaic symbolic forms in her designs. He imagery is sourced in the Bible, Psalms, Jewish history, and observations of nature in Israel.

Contact: Janet Winston
janetawinston@gmail.com
413-253-9483

 

Emily in Amethyst

Artist: Nancy Meagher
Start Date: August 1, 2019
End Date: August 30, 2019
Location Name: Amherst Historical Society
Hours: Thur 5-8pm, Fri 12-4pm
Address: 67 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amhersthistory.org

My paintings reflect my interests. In this instance, it was not the contributions of Mabel Loomis Todd, an important and remarkable person, that initially intrigued me, but rather, her metal paint box in the museum with its carefully stored tubes of oil color. This spring I had the chance to take a tour with Amherst History Museum and author Julie Dobrow. A life memory was enjoying a glass of champagne in front of remarkable Mabel's grave, as the tour came to a close.

 

Art on Screen: Girl with a Pearl Earring

Date: August 25, 11am
Location Name: Amherst Cinema
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstcinema.org

This documentary goes in pursuit of the many unresolved riddles surrounding this extraordinary painting and its mysterious creator Vermeer. 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

 

Sky Bowl: 6th Annual Juried Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 1, 2019
End Date: August 31, 2019
Location Name: Gallery A3
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

The Annual Juried Show offers regional artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in an active downtown Amherst gallery and gives the community a chance to discover artists who may live around the corner, across the river, or in another state in the Northeast. On Thursday, August 15, at 7:30 pm, at an Artists in Community Forum, juror Donnabelle Casis will talk about her process of curating the show, inviting questions and comments from the audience.

Contact: Janet Winston
janetawinston@gmail.com
413-687-5758

 

Afterimage

Artist: Greta Gundersen
Start Date: August 1, 2019
End Date: August 31, 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/gundersen-afterimage

Gundersen was a prolific Belchertown-based artist who passed away in 2017. This exhibit is a selection of oil paintings and graphite drawings from her large body of work. She was primarily a painter of abstract landscapes, and described them as "[hovering] between abstraction and representation." These works are being made available so they can be seen and appreciated - to get her work out of storage and back out into the world. For this reason they will be priced at less than half their appraised value.

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

 

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."

 

Deerfield Exhibits/Events

30th Annual Exhibition

Artists: The Old Deerfield Painting Group
Start Date: August 17, 2019
End Date: August 25, 2019
Location Name: The Deerfield Community Center
Hours: 12-5pm, Fri 12-7pm
Address: Memorial Street
City/Town: Old Deerfield
Website: olddeerfieldpainting.wix.com/arts

Contact: olddeerfieldpaintinggroup@gmail.com

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Art in the Orchard 2019

Start Date: August 10, 2019
End Date: November 24, 2019
Location Name: Park Hill Orchard
Hours: dawn to dusk
Address: 82 Park Hill Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.parkhillorchard.com/art

Fifth Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Park Hill Orchard. 30 new juried sculptures and installations by local and regional artists. Music, theater, dance, puppetry and other events happening alongside the sculpture exhibit. Visit Art in the Orchard's website or Facebook Page for the list of events

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

 

The Excitement of Color

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

Drawing and painting have always been a way for me to explore fantasy and to communicate. After graduating from Cooper Union in New York, I lived and worked in the City and had access to wondrous art museums. Artists such as Matisse, Van Gogh, Frankenthaler, Stella, and others gave me inspiration and direction. With our move from the City, my attention turned to landscape painting. The excitement of color, the essence of growing things, the movement of water, and the quality of light are my inspirations.

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

 

The Wonderful World of Water

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 13, 2019
End Date: September 8, 2019
Location Name: #LOCAL Gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.localbyciderhouse.com

Water has been the subject of paintings, sketches, mosaics, murals, poems, stories, books, and movies for centuries. This is because many turn to the image of water to soothe our souls. Please join us as a group of local artists come together to share their perspectives in an exciting tribute to water -- the glorious substance that binds us all. August 10th Art Walk at #LOCAL: Relax and bask in the wonder of beautiful art while you enjoy some delicious sips and treats!

Contact: 413-203-5781

 

In My Nature: Green World Scanography

Artist: Marty Klein
Start Date: August 10, 2019
End Date: September 7, 2019
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BigRedFrame.com/elusie

"People with cameras take pictures. I make them." In 2006, Marty Klein collected some leaves and flowers in his yard and arranged them on his flatbed scanner. The look of the image he saw on his monitor resonated so strongly with him that it became his medium of choice for making art. The prints in this exhibit are representative of the hundreds of scans Klein has created over the past 12 years.

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

 

Seeking Possibilities

Artist: MARLA SHELASKY
Start Date: August 6, 2019
End Date: August 29, 2019
Location Name: ECA Gallery, Easthampton City Arts
Hours: Tue & Thur 12-5pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: marlashelasky.com

An exhibit of woven paintings, large and small, and the color, line and texture studies that led to and informed the series.

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

 

Into the Woods: Monotypes

Artist: Doris Madsen
Start Date: August 2, 2019
End Date: August 30, 2019
Location Name: Visitor Center, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-3pm
Address: 27 Combs Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.dorismadsen.com

Doris Madsen is showing monotypes, one-of-a-kind prints of surroundings in the near vicinity. In addition to her August exhibit, Madsen will have an Artist's Residency at the Arcadia Art House in September, 2019, where she will explore experimental, spontaneous ways of printmaking. The exhibit and residency is supported in part by a grant from the Easthampton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency

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

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Printmaking in Johannesburg: Artist Proof Studio

Start Date: August 5, 2019
End Date: August 30, 2019
Location Name: Sanford Gallery @ Zea Mays Printmaking
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, 2nd & 4th weekends 10am-4pm
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com/printmaking-in-johannesburg-artist-proof-studio

Liz Chalfin, director, Zea Mays Printmaking visited Artist Proof Studio to share non-toxic etching techniques with their studio artists. She returned with an exhibition of prints by South African artists, showcasing their incredible talents and compelling stories. During her visit, she worked with William Kentridge, making 3 etching plates with him. One of his prints is also on view. This exhibit is supported by Augusta Savage Gallery, UMass, Northampton Arts Council & Amherst Arts Council (MCC).

Contact: liz chalfin
liz@zeamaysprintmaking.com
413-584-1783

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

From the Garden

Artist: Linda Leighton
Start Date: August 20, 2019
End Date: September 20, 2019
Reception Date: Friday, August 23, 6-8pm
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Hours: Tue-Thur10am-6pm, Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/events/2632361256803421

Linda Leighton came to photography through the garden she tends with her husband. "Inspiration often arrives via a vegetable, the deep red and green textured Rainbow Swiss Chard, the surprising length of a Chinese bean, the sleekness of an eggplant. I gather a bouquet, depending on what’s blooming in the flower beds and my choice of vegetables. Sometimes I have roughly sketched a possible design; I always have a plan, but the actual composition is largely created spontaneously, experimentally."

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

 

Heath Exhibits/Events

4th Annual Heath Arts Exhibition

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 31, 2019
End Date: September 7, 2019
Reception Date: Sunday, September 1, 2-4pm
Location Name: Heath Community Hall
Hours: Sat 10am-1pm, Sun 2-4pm, Mon-Fri 4-6pm, Sat 9/7 10am-12pm
Address: 1 East Main Street
City/Town: Heath
Website: www.townofheath.org

The exhibition brings together artists of all ages and diverse backgrounds to share works in oil, pastels, watercolors, acrylic, glass, fiber, photography, and more. All residents from budding talent to well-known professionals are invited to participate. Last year 30 artists exhibited over 85 pieces. The reception will include an opportunity to meet the artists, tap your toes to live music, connect with friends and neighbors and enjoy refreshments.

Contact: Jean Gran
jgran@crocker.com
413-337-6611

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Tristatic - 10 Year Anniversary Instillation

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 26, 2019
End Date: August 30, 2019
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

The instillation will act as a retrospective of works created from 2008 through 2018. It will center around performance for video work, video stills, costumes and accessories. The instillation will be comprised of interactive elements which will allow visitors to generate their own material, along with a zine/exhibition and an artist conversation on August 30 at 6pm led by Lailye Weidman. Tristatic is Jaqueline Dougherty, Julia Handschuh, and Haley Morgan.

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

 

Old Friends: Selections from the Collection

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 9, 2019
End Date: August 31, 2019
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

The name artist to describe fifty humans that act in creative divergence is a mystery of language. To balance four rooms with one hundred artworks from these unique creatives is a feat of imagination. It invites wonder to see these without comparative judgment and to experience the unity and conversation between them. Unobtrusive Anchor House of Artists makes a place for creative freedom as the best least know regional gallery for twenty-two years. Image: Blue Guitar, Stuart Cudlitz (1950-2015).

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

 

Deborah Sklar (1964-2013)

Artist: Deborah Sklar
Start Date: August 9, 2019
End Date: August 31, 2019
Location Name: New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: neva-museum.org

Deborah Sklar (Lexington, MA, 1964-2013) graduated from Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA and Simmons Graduate School of Library Science. She attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and was associated with the Anchor House of Artists in Northampton from 2002 as a valued member until her death. Works of wild expressive color and texture touch on subjects of nature, human drama, and local urban scenes. Her work had a strong sense of social commitment too. Image: North Street.

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

 

EIGHT

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 10, 2019
End Date: August 28, 2019
Location Name: Arts Trust building
Hours: Tue-Fri 12-4pm (plus most weekend evenings)
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

Showcasing eight artists who inhabit or have once inhabited Western Massachusetts. Using painting, printmaking, photography, and stitching this work composes a thread of narratives based on lived and fantasy experiences. Madeline Chmielinski, Samson King, Jae Matthews (Dirt Gallogher), Beyon Wren Moor, Kevin Pomerleau, Valentina Sarfeh, Max Handelman-West, and Esther S White.

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

 

Greenfield 6 + 1

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 8, 2019
End Date: September 1, 2019
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

A group of artists showing a collection of artwork and performances who met at Greenfield Community College in 2016 and continue to think, make, exhibit, curate, and create public performances together. Amber Scoon, Hannah Hurricane Sanchez, Rachael Waring, Peter Fath, Lu Vincent, Hannah Chase, Johanna Hoodendyk.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Botanical Fantasy

Artist: KC Scott
Start Date: August 8, 2019
End Date: September 1, 2019
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

KC Scott's work sometimes begins with a clear plan to execute-- more often, however, with nothing at all in mind. He thinks of his spontaneous drawings as little worlds, each evolving according to its own rules. As with any evolutionary process, a mistake has the possibility of creating a new rule. It is not unusual for these works to end up with a botanical appearance. Because of this he has recently departed somewhat from his normal method by intentionally guiding the work toward botanical themes.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Tapestries

Artist: Tamar Shadur
Start Date: August 2, 2019
End Date: August 30, 2019
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Since weaving tapestries is extremely time consuming, I choose concepts that hold my interest throughout the process of designing, making a cartoon to guide the weaving, selecting yarns and colors, and the weaving itself. My latest body of work is about notable historical and contemporary aspects of the town of Florence where I live. Other tapestries in this exhibit are inspired by poetry, folk art, nature, and liturgy.

 

Felt Images

Artist: Katherine McClelland
Start Date: August 2, 2019
End Date: August 30, 2019
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

I find felting to be the perfect mix of painterly expression and physical process, satisfying me in a way that other mediums have not. When I create, I am looking to tell a story. Whether I am working on still lifes or figures, I am interested in the narrative of the subject. Felting falls into the category of textiles which, in our culture, is often in the domain of women. This is something I reflect on as I consider the content of my work.

 

Quilts

Artist: Amy Putnam
Start Date: August 2, 2019
End Date: August 30, 2019
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

I make quilts that seek to challenge the commonly accepted distinctions between "craft" and "art." By celebrating the artistic functionality of quilts, I explore the multiple facets of their usefulness - both as objects to use and subject matter that reminds us to notice and care for the world around us. Basing my art in the rich histories of women, craft, function and human expression, I seek to blend craft and art into a growing exploration of form, story and everyday use.

 

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

Christin Couture continues to find inspiration in 'the nearest faraway place', her view from a precipice overlooking the Deerfield River's Salmon 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 her past work begin to emerge: Masaccio's Adam and Eve, schoolgirls from another era, a shy werewolf and a human-headed beast.

Contact: Rebecca Davis
bdavis@smith.edu
413-585-3102

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

The Artists of LCA

Artist: group show
Start Date: August 1, 2019
End Date: September 8, 2019
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Hours: Thur 2-6pm, Fri -Sun 12-6pm
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

A reciprocal exhibit by LCA (Leverett Crafts & Arts) artists who hosted DVAA member artists in June. Paintings, sculpture, botanical prints, mixed media. Artists: William Rathbun, Susan B Mulholland, Lori Lynn Hoffer, John Rathbun, Susan Valentine, Lenore Alaniz, Chris Nelson, Elsje Sturtevant.

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

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

The Blue Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 31, 2019
End Date: August 26, 2019
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

A celebration of the color blue, its many variants and the many moods it suggests, are represented in paintings, photographs, collages, clay, 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
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.

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

 

Nocturnal Landscapes

Artist: Chris Hill
Start Date: July 5, 2019
End Date: September 1, 2019
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.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Prisoners, Freedom Fighters, and Escapees

Artist: William Saltman
Start Date: August 4, 2019
End Date: September 8, 2019
Location Name: J Gallery at Springfield JCC
Address: 1160 Dickinson Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldjcc.org

The human condition spans the range from utter oppression to ultra-privilege. This work reflects this fact. Geometrical and expressionistic motifs compete for dominance, with winners, losers, and standoffs. This work invites the viewer to enter and apply his own sensibilities.

Contact: js24saltman@gmail.com

 

Glassworks

Artist: Marilyn Sutin
Start Date: August 1, 2019
End Date: August 31, 2019
Location Name: Springfield Central Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 12-8pm, Tue & Thur & Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 220 State Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.funky-fusion.com

Unique glass art forms.

 

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

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Cantos from the Woods

Artists: David Flood, Maggie Hodges
Start Date: July 30, 2019
End Date: August 28, 2019
Location Name: Great Falls Discovery Center, Great Hall
Hours: every day 10am-6pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

Sculpture by David Flood and paintings by Maggie Hodges. David Flood's work leads him into forests to encounter how the forces of nature act on the figure of wood. David has produced natural art from wood for over 25 years and maintains a studio in Ipswich, MA. Maggie Hodges recently discovered a passion for oil painting. She layers paint to create texture and depth while capturing the beauty of Hampshire Valley.

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

 

Cute Little Human Monsters: Observations by Donna Horn

Artist: Donna Horn
Start Date: July 25, 2019
End Date: August 31, 2019
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."

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

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Popup Show: Blue

Sponsoring Group Name: Monson Arts Council
Deadline: September 21
Submission Fees: $5 per entry - maximum 2 entries
City/Town: Monson
Website: www.monsonartscouncil.org

Popup Show with theme "Blue". September 21 & 22 at the House of Art, Monson. Every entry exhibited. Enter on Saturday before 11am. Work will be judged by Jackie Griswold. $100 Best of Show, Ribbon in major categories. Reception on Sunday, September 22 is Pot Luck. There will also be a Silent Auction and a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate "MAC" the Dragon. Early registration online. Bring your bluest, your jazziest, your skies, your water, your dress.

Contact: Maureen Solomon
artshows@monsonartscouncil.org
413-267-3042

 

The Poisoner's Garden

Sponsoring Group Name: The Bower Studio
Deadline: August 29
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.thebowerstudio.com/call-for-artists

The Bower Studio is hosting a themed juried group show on September 5th for their grand re-opening. Artists from throughout the Pioneer Valley are encouraged to submit up to 3 pieces related to the theme, The Poisoner's Garden, exploring the plants & mushrooms often associated with witchcraft, the supernatural, & psychedelic journeys. Works will be displayed thru Oct 2 and sold on 20% commission. Emerging, LGBTQ, & POC artists are given priority for submissions.

Contact: Vincent Frano
thebowerstudio@gmail.com
413-687-6761

 

Scarecrow in the Park

Sponsoring Group Name: Bernardston MA Kiwanis
Deadline: October 9
Submission Fees: $45 for 10x10' space; $70 for 10x20'
City/Town: Bernardston
Website: www.facebook.com/scarecrowinthepark

Seeking artists and craftspeople for two-day event October 19 & 20 at Cushman Park. Organizers are seeking artists in a wide and interesting variety of mediums. The grounds are beautiful and level, and conducive to foot traffic. This event is always a destination, and the artists and craftspeople, as well as a weekend full of live music, make it even more so. All proceeds from this event go to the Kiwanis Scholarship Fund.

Contact: scarecrowinthepark@gmail.com

 

NEPR Art Mug

Sponsoring Group Name: New England Public Radio
Deadline: September 9
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nepr.net/post/nepr-art-mug#stream/0

New England Public Radio is seeking submissions for our annual Art Mug! The limited-edition mug will be available to NEPR's contributing listeners during the station's on-air fund drives from September 2019 through June 2020. We're looking for a design created exclusively for NEPR that reflects your interpretation or appreciation of the station, our programming, or even our home in western New England. See website for details.

Contact: artmug@nepr.net
413-735-6606

 

Hosmer Gallery 2020

Sponsoring Group Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Deadline: September 30
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery/info-for-artists

The Hosmer Gallery is designed to provide opportunities for local artists to show their work to the public. Exhibits include a wide range of media and content reflecting the diversity of the Pioneer Valley community. The gallery has versatile display panels, cases and pedestals to accommodate a variety of two- and three-dimensional art formats. Artists living and working in the greater Northampton area are eligible to apply. First-time exhibitors, individuals and groups are welcome. Details on website.

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

 

Spring 2020 Paradise City Arts Festivals

Sponsoring Group Name: Paradise City Arts Festivals
Deadline: September 10
Submission Fees: $30 for one show, $15 for each additional show
City/Town: Northampton & Marlborough
Website: bit.ly/ApplyParadise

Produced by artists, for artists, Paradise City presents New England's leading shows of handmade craft, painting and sculpture. Paradise City's events showcase fresh, innovative work in all media in beautiful indoor settings, with outdoor space available in Northampton for large-scale sculpture. Applications from new and emerging artists encouraged. For 25 years Paradise City has been known for setting new standards in show publicity and marketing, and for its user-friendly approach to artists.

Contact: Katherine Sanderson
artist@paradisecityarts.com
800-511-9725

 

Easthampton City Arts Gallery Spaces 2020

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts
Deadline: September 30
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/artists/call-for-artists/

Submit your work for consideration as an exhibiting artist in any of the ECA gallery spaces: ECA Gallery, MAP Space, or the Payson Gallery. All applicants will receive follow-up communication, and selected exhibiting artists will be notified no later than December. Applications are reviewed by a panel of ECA Coordinating Committee members and additional representatives from the greater visual arts community. Full details and application form on website.

 

Intangible

Sponsoring Group Name: Cider House Media / #LOCAL
Deadline: September 1
Submission Fees: $35 for one up to three images, $5 for each additional
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.localbyciderhouse.com/exhibitions/intangible

Within the abstract theme, all media is eligible for consideration: all visual arts, painting, drawing, sculpture, and video. We are open to seeing other mediums as well and considering 3D as well as 2D work. We are very open to many different styles and formats and thinking and creating outside of the box. The show will be up from September 14th until October 6th. See website for details.

Contact: 413-203-5781

 

The 10th Annual Northampton Chalk Art Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: The Downtown Northampton Association
Deadline: August 23
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.northamptondna.com/2019-chalk-art-festival---call-to-artists.html

Inviting submissions for the Chalk Art Festival to be held September 13. All accepted artists will receive a stipend of $100 per completed drawing. Only non-oil based soft chalk/pastels in a solid form may be used. Your canvas will be a 5'x5' section of cement located downtown. Sites assigned at random. Work from 8am-4pm. Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges, and three prizes of $300, $200 and $100 will be awarded on the steps of City Hall at 5pm. Full details on website.

Contact: Amy Cahillane
amy@northamptondna.com
413-584-1900

 

Perspectives on Military Service

Sponsoring Group Name: Art Works Gallery & Brookfield Institute
Deadline: October 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.BrookfieldInstitute.org

A statewide art show that will give voice to personal military experiences. Artwork from veterans, active duty military, National Guard and Reserves are welcome. Organized by the Brookfield Institute, the purpose of the exhibit is to provide a space for veterans to create art to express and process their experiences while also giving the public a better understanding of these experiences. Exhibition Nov 1-30 at Art Works Gallery in Ware. See website for details.

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

 

Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition

Sponsoring Group Name: Workshop13 & Art Works Gallery
Deadline: September 12-14
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

 

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

How to Create an Illustrated Journal with Maureen Moore

Date & Time: Saturday, September 21, 9am-3pm
Fee: $45 DVAA members, $55 non-members
Class Location: Deerfield Valley Art Center Gallery/Gift Shop
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

Maureen will demo and teach how to create a personal, colorful illustrated journal with just a few tools and no special skills. Learn how to design, sketch and color pleasing page layouts of images and lettering to commemorate the simple pleasures of daily life. Discover the many kinds of personal journals so popular today: garden journals, cooking journals, travel journals, and more. Register with a $10 non-refundable deposit by September 5. All supplies/materials included.

Contact: dvaa1931@deerfieldvalleyart.org
413-225-3132

 

Drawing and Painting with Giselle Harrington

Date & Time: Saturdays, 10am-1pm, September 7 - October 5
Fee: $99
Organization: Smith Vocational Adult Community Education
Class Location: Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School
Address: 80 Locust Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: smith-adult-community-education.myshopify.com/products/Location-Drawing-and-Painting

Learn to observe and capture the beauty of the world around you this fall, with Location Drawing and Painting at Smith ACE! In this five-session class, students will begin with basic drawing tools and techniques, then move into black and white value painting, and finally learn the basics of watercolor painting. Discussions and exercises will teach skills of perspective, sighting tools, value contrast, media techniques and more. Suitable for beginners.

Contact: Giselle Harrington
hi@giselleharrington.com

 

Beginning Watercolor with Melissa Pandina

Date & Time: Mondays, 6:15-9:15pm, September 7 - November 28
Fee: $189
Class Location: Holyoke Community College
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: hcc.3dcartstores.com/Beginning-Watercolor-Painting_p_16095.html

Watercolor painting with no fear. Embracing the chaos is important when learning watercolor. We will start with very loose paintings and then expand into watercolor sketches. By the end of the session, we’ll tighten your sketches into a finished work. We will cover landscapes, still-life, and human figures. All levels welcome but it will be geared to beginners. Materials are not included but expect to spend approximately $100. No class October 14.

Contact: Valentyna Semyrog
vsemyrog@hcc.edu
413-552-2324

 

En Plein Aire Oil Painting

Date & Time: September 7 & 14, 10am-4pm
Fee: $149
Class Location: Holyoke Community College
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: hcc.3dcartstores.com/En-Plein-Air-Oil-Painting_p_16091.html

Capture the beauty of the New England landscape in Oil. You will learn basic oil painting techniques in this 2-day intensive. Learn to capture light and space in an outdoor natural setting. Focus will be placed on composition, atmospheric perspective and paint handling. Canvas, Oil paint and medium will be provided in this class. Students must bring 3-4 oil brushes (sizes #2-1/2 Flat -- spend no more than $30) This workshop is open to beginning and intermediate painters.

Contact: Valentyna Semyrog
vsemyrog@hcc.edu
413-552-2324

 

Drawing into Watercolor with Jeannie Donovan

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 4-6pm, September 3 - October 8
Fee: $175
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Have you always wanted to draw, and paint with watercolor? Here's your chance! In this fun and unique class we will explore the basics of black and white drawing and watercolor painting as you build your creative and technical skills in both. Open to all levels of ability. Jeannie Donovan, an exhibiting artist and art educator, has taught drawing and painting to students of all ages for over 25 years.

Contact: 413-584-7327

 

Stained Glass Workshop / Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Sunday, August 25, 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 dates: Oct 20, Oct 27.

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

 

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

 

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

 

Artist Workshops with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: ongoing
Class Location: Valley View Studio + Gallery or out in the landscape
City/Town: Pelham and Amherst
Website: www.lornaritz.com

Technical and Aesthetic Instruction: A critical approach to your painting and drawing. A year long series of six weekly three hour classes, both landscape and figure. Lorna encourages artists to ask questions on paper or canvas with curiosity, rather than stating only what the eye perceptually sees. The eye, instead, moves around and not just on the object being drawn or painted, so that movement is created through color relationships.

Contact: lenajenny3@yahoo.com

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