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This Week's Newsletter: September 17, 2019

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
September 17, 2019
Issue #576

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Featured Listings:

Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition & Competition

Artists: Artists from the Northeast and beyond
Start Date: September 28, 2019
End Date: October 12, 2019
Reception Date: September 28, 1-5pm
Location Name: Workshop13
Hours: Fri 4-8pm, Sat-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org/gallery/northeast-fine-arts-exhibition

The inaugural exhibition of Traditional Realism by hosts Workshop13 & ArtWorks Gallery. Guests will enjoy fine art in several traditional mediums, from painting to sculpture. Accomplished artists Lauren Mills, known for her paintings, sculptures, and illustrations and Dennis Nolan, internationally renowned artist and teacher, will Jury this year's show. $1000 Best of Show will be awarded and People's Choice Awards will be announced at 3pm, during the September 28th opening reception.

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

 

Stained Glass 101 & Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Sunday, October 20, 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: Oct 27.

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

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Cuba: An Intimate Portrait

Artists: Barbara Krawcyzk, Diane Savioli-Chase
Start Date: September 1, 2019
End Date: September 30, 2019
Reception Date: Thursday, September 19, 6-7:30pm
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org

This exhibit exemplifies the photographers' passion for depicting a culture through its people via environmental portraiture, rather than through expansive vistas. On a recent trip to Cuba, both photographers were so enamored by Cuba's color, art, music and street life and its peoples' vitality and friendliness that they made two trips to visit different regions of the country.

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

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Disruptions & Continuities: Recent Work by George Wardlaw

Artist: George Wardlaw
Start Date: September 25, 2019
End Date: October 25, 2019
Reception Date: September 25, 5-7pm
Location Name: The Herter Art Gallery
Address: 125A Herter Hall, UMass
City/Town: Amherst

In this final body of work, Wardlaw enters into a dialogue with Picasso's portraits of women, to confront the latter on his treatment and depictions of women. Interjecting with imagery from his own lexicon of hard-edged geometric abstraction, Wardlaw relentlessly layers, arranges, and rearranges to mutate the syntax of these complicated portraits. The resulting work is a new gestalt -- a dynamic terrain of contesting forms and legacies.

Contact: 413-545-0976

 

Cycles

Artist: Leonardo Drew
Start Date: September 20, 2019
End Date: December 8, 2019
Reception Date: Thursday, September 19, 4-7:30pm
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: 151 Presidents Drive, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/umca

Drew's powerfully large, yet fragile prints transform cotton paper pulp and pigment into what appears to suggest densely populated cities, the forest, or an urban wasteland. Drew's sculptural installations in wood start with a raw material, transforming and reconstructing its essence until it resembles debris. Through this process, the artist articulates diverse histories of chaos, and cycles of birth and death.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Breathing Room

Artist: Lydia Kinney
Start Date: September 5, 2019
End Date: October 28, 2019
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherstma.gov

A departure from her smaller works on paper and larger canvas pieces, a new studio has provided the artist with traction and freedom to create larger paintings and drawings on wood panels. The resulting work shown (2018-2019) is free to be sparse, lush, dark, and electrified.

Contact: Lydia Kinney
lydiamkinney@gmail.com
413-475-0033

 

Imperfect Horizon

Artist: Gregory W. Brown
Start Date: September 5, 2019
End Date: September 28, 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/imperfect-horizon

Landscape photography requires patience and a willingness to look and listen slowly. Imperfect Horizon is an unconventional collection of landscapes that highlight unusual perspectives and aspect ratios. Many include subtle or abstracted man-made elements, both in the images and in the techniques used to render the images. The images as a whole create a fragmented horizon-line -- spanning time, place, and technique. The exhibit includes photographs shot with digital and film cameras.

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

 

Jeff Wrench & Robert Moorhead

Artists: Jeff Wrench, Robert Moorhead
Start Date: September 4, 2019
End Date: September 29, 2019
Location Name: Burnett Gallery at Jones Library
Address: Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst

Jeff Wrench in recent years has focused on painting. He is interested in the way that abstract marks and colors can be used to represent familiar forms like human faces and figures. Robert Moorhead's work is based on his experience and interest in calligraphy, text, structure, early Christian mysticism, French Romanesque frescoes.

 

Materialized

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 8, 2019
End Date: October 6, 2019
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass Amherst
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, Hampden Commons
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fineartscenter.com/hampden

Sarah Braman, Carolyn Clayton, Jaynie Crimmins, Karen Dolmanisth, Lorie Fredette, Carla Goldberg, Sean Greeene, Bob Gregson, Ruth Hardinger, Susan Knight, Michael Kukla, Laura Moriarty, Helen O'Leary, Sntonia Perez, Judy Pfaff, Patrice Yourdon, Derrick Velasquez,and Jayoung Yoon. Curated by Suzan Shutan.

Contact: Anne LaPrade Seuthe
laprade@umass.edu
413-545-0680

 

Slicey Dicey

Artist: Suzan Shutan
Start Date: September 8, 2019
End Date: October 6, 2019
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass Amherst
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, Hampden Commons
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fineartscenter.com/hampden

Shutan's work is often ironic and with oddly connected commentary. She is in constant negotiation between working with flatness and dimension. The play of light and shadow are used as ominous and ethereal elements, while the materials incorporate found colors and textures that are bold and dissonant.. The work is tactile and vacillates between abundance and simplicity, ebbing and flowing into organic or geo-metrical patterns that coalesce.

Contact: Anne LaPrade Seuthe
laprade@umass.edu
413-545-0680

 

Stories and Voices: All of What is Possible

Artists: Rochelle Shicoff, Ron Maggio
Start Date: September 5, 2019
End Date: September 28, 2019
Location Name: Gallery A3
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Shicoff's latest painting series, "Voices from Far Lands", invites viewers into an intimate world where goats represent sensuality and determination, Red-winged Blackbirds suggest freedom and playfulness, and human figures evoke vulnerability, endurance, and fear. Maggio's new mixed-media series, "Stories", employs an illegible, enigmatic line that communicates the many aspects of our lives, creating opportunities for viewers to participate in formulating or completing the "Untold Story".

 

THE JOY OF PAINTING

Artist: Therese Legere
Start Date: September 5, 2019
End Date: September 28, 2019
Location Name: Greenfield Savings Bank
Hours: Mon-Wed 9am-4pm, Thur-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-12pm
Address: 108 North Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: ThereseLegere.com

A series of 16 abstract paintings. The series is a result of allowing the impulse of the moment to manifest through an explosion of color, movement, and dimension. The 18"x 24" pieces are painted on watercolor paper, mounted on birch board and varnished. Therese Legere is a painter and has studied fine arts at the College St-Laurent in Montreal. She creates figurative and abstract paintings such as her current Angels Series and Abstract Series. She works in oil pastels, oil and acrylic.

 

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
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

 

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

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

The ArtSalon visits Park Hill Orchard

Date: Friday, September 20, 6:30-8:30pm
Location Name: Park Hill Orchard
Address: 82 Park Hill Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.theartsalon.com

The ArtSalon visits another beautiful setting of Western Massachusetts, Easthampton's Park Hill Orchard, to discover the emerging and established work of Ligia Bouton, Pasqualina Azzarello, Eva Fierst & Elizabeth Stone, Samson King, Christy Patrick, and Joshua Ruder. The evening starts at 6:30 pm with mingling and light refreshments. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket. The presentations begin at 7pm.

Contact: valleyartsalon@gmail.com

 

Makers Market at the Arcadia Folk Festival

Date: Saturday, September 28, 10am-6:30pm
Location Name: Mass Audubon's Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Address: 127 Combs Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: arcadiafolkfest.com

This event will serve to engage more people with Arcadia's mission, raise funds to help expand the reach of Arcadia's programming through the Arcadia Climate Action Center, and celebrate the community's tremendous support over 75 years. Full details on website.

 

WANT & WASTE: A talk about plastics, electronics, fast clothes

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 7-8:30pm
Location Name: Park Hill Orchard
Address: 82 Park Hill Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/2228494257276135

Creators of the "Three (dis)Graces" at Art in the Orchard, Betsy Stone and Eva Fiest will host a panel conversation with Alan Weisman, author of The World Without Us and Kiki Smith, Obie Award winning Professor of Theater. They will investigate the impact of plastics, electronics, and of fast fashion on a global scale. Joining them for the second part of the event is Connecticut River Conservatory steward Andrea Donlon to address environmental issues and efforts on a local, grassroot level.

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

 

Hidden Worlds: Exploring Nature's Smallest Treasures

Artist: Jessica Benson Evans
Start Date: September 3, 2019
End Date: September 30, 2019
Location Name: Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-3pm
Address: 127 Combs Road
City/Town: Easthampton

Jess is an amateur mycologist and nature photographer who is deeply interested in the smallest aspects of nature that are often missed. Slime molds, tiny insects, fungi, flowers; each have a place in this show detailing hidden treasures across the natural world. She is also a preschool teacher and parent to an elementary-aged child, and she is always looking for opportunities to introduce nature to young children.

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

 

Graffiti in Montreal, 2019

Artist: Richard Bulda
Start Date: September 14, 2019
End Date: October 9, 2019
Location Name: Easthampton Media at Eastworks
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 102
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: floydgallery.com

Bulda captures images that rock with a sense of happening. His travels to Montreal for the Under Pressure, Annual Montreal Graffiti festival has been a rich experience. This exhibit showcases 12 of his Montreal artwork. Richard started photography using a film camera. His first memorable foray in digital was Christo's Gate project in Central Park. He enjoys rubbing elbows with highly creative people wherever he travels. He often visits Miami, Manhattan, Montreal, Atlantic City, and Brooklyn.

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

 

Fermentation

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 14, 2019
End Date: October 9, 2019
Location Name: Mill 180 Park
Hours: Wed 10am-6pm, Thur & Fri 10am-10pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-6pm
Address: 180 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.mill180park.com

This year's anniversary Boardwalk Art Show is broadly themed around the idea of Fermentation with the stunning art work from a collection of our Mill 180 Park artists: Lynne Adams, Jorge Costa, Sheryl Jaffe, Michael Karmody, Tommy Kubitsky, Dan Manson, Janine Norton, Joshua Ouellette, Paul Palmgren, Sydney Quinonez-Diaz, Amy Waldman and Susanna White.

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

 

Electric Feminine Cosmic Hybrid: Heady Desire Delirious Excess

Artist: Colleen Keough
Start Date: September 14, 2019
End Date: September 30, 2019
Location Name:MAP Space, Eastworks
Hours: Mon & Wed 12-5pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/event/electric-feminine-cosmic-hybrid-heady-desire-delirious-excess

An immersive installation and performance which explores digital simulation and symbolic forms of the feminine in nature, and the cosmic archetypal. Using new media as a vehicle for investigating hybrid creation, I explore mythic and botanic embodiments of the feminine, and relationships between feminism, science, pop culture, consciousness, electronic media and nature. Feminine excess, desire, decadence and the immaterial are recurring themes in this work.

 

Intangible

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 14, 2019
End Date: October 6, 2019
Location Name: #LOCAL Gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: localgallerybyciderhouse.com/exhibitions/intangible

It is a feast for the eyes of abstract art. Elusive. Inviting. Indescribable. Transformative. This is the magic of abstract art. It touches each of us differently as we create our own unique stories from its dynamics. Come view the art of a stellar group of artists whose work will touch your soul and excite your mind!

Contact: 413-203-5781

 

Diversity in Art

Artists: Artists at the Crossroads
Start Date: September 14, 2019
End Date: October 5, 2019
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BigRedFrame.com/elusie

Artists at the Crossroads is a group of 12 impassioned professional artists from the Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut region. Collectively they present an eclectic body of work covering all mediums and styles of fine art including traditional, contemporary and three dimensional. This exhibit is also a fundraiser for the Easthampton Community Center Food Pantry: bring a non-perishable item to the Elusie Gallery for a chance to win a L/E print by D.J. Shaw (pictured here).

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

 

A Potpourri of Places, People and Creatures

Artist: Vera Yanez
Start Date: August 30, 2019
End Date: September 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

I take every opportunity to hone my photography skills as I strive to deliver my own vision clearly, to give the viewer a different perspective of the incredible, beautiful world we live in. I hope we save it before it's too late. This exhibit is a mix of Spain and Cuba (part of my cultural roots), children I have encountered, and animals found in the wild and captivity.

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

 

STORY LINES

Artists: Artists of Springfield MA
Start Date: September 5, 2019
End Date: September 26, 2019
Location Name: ECA Gallery, Easthampton City Arts
Hours: Tue & Thur 12-5pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: marlashelasky.com

Presenting artists in the Greater Springfield Area who are living, working and contributing to the arts community in and around our city: Frankie Borrero, Miguel Cabrera, Gypsy, Sheldon Smith, Nastra Vinci, Jacob Capone, Kay Douglas, Trish Cataldo. Curated by Marla Shelasky.

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

 

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

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Watercolors

Artist: Ruthie Oland-Stuckey
Start Date: August 26, 2019
End Date: September 20, 2019
Location Name: Artspace
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Her style takes inspiration from the Japanese watercolor masters --as taught to her by Bill Lambert at Snow Farm-- depicting landscapes, fruits, branches, and other elements from nature. Using a combination of hand-mixed warm and cool colors, and white space, Oland-Stuckey strives to create a balance of easeful movement and stillness.

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

 

From the Garden

Artist: Linda Leighton
Start Date: August 20, 2019
End Date: September 20, 2019
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Hours: Tue-Thur 10am-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

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Reliquary of Blackness

Start Date: August 27, 2019
End Date: October 23, 2019
Location Name: Wistariahurst
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.Wistariahurst.org

The exhibit showcases some of the results of a two year-long project to document the history of Holyoke's Black residents throughout the centuries, with a particular focus on the experiences of those living and working in Holyoke during the mid- 20th Century. September 19, 6-9pm: "Performing Blackness: An Arts Expo and Curator Talk" - Black Holyoke researcher, oral historian, and Reliquary of Blackness exhibit curator Erika Slocumb will present her work at this showcase of art and music.

Contact: Kate Preissler
preisslerk@holyoke.org
413-322-5660

 

CA LANDSCAPES

Artist: Gilbert Johnquest
Start Date: September 3, 2019
End Date: October 3, 2019
Location Name: Taber Art Gallery
Address: Holyoke Community College
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: thetaberartgallery.blogspot.com

Mixed media works in a vibrant and soulful installation by Gilbert Johnquest. A graduate of Milwaukee College of Art and Design, he has lived and worked in California since 1979. Johnquest works on a variety of materials and found objects. In this exhibition he will be creating a site-specific installation utilizing both finished works shipped from his California studio as well as found objects procured from his travels and then assembled in the gallery. A gallery talk at the end of the exhibition TBA.

Contact: 413-552-2614

 

Jane E. Simpson & Sheila King

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 14, 2019
End Date: October 26, 2019
Location Name: PULP
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

Sheila King has been obsessively working on a series of abstract paintings that explore geometric patterns inspired by the world around her. There is an emotional, spiritual intensity felt in the shapes and colors. Jane E. Simpson creates work using old paper and materials foraged from nature, salvaged from the recycling center or sifted from her sewing box. These components, along with photo inspired pencil drawings, trace humanity through the generations.

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

 

6 Eyes Squared

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 7, 2019
End Date: September 29, 2019
Location Name: Readywipe Gallery
Hours: Sat 2-4pm, Sun 12-2pm
Address: 532 Main Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: readywipegallery.com

Six Eyes Squared is comprised of Carolyn Eckert, Moira Greto, and Hans Teensma. This show is a celebration of their mutual admiration for each other--and nature--and how each appreciates and interprets ordinary moments of life in the form of photography and video. (Image: Carolyn Eckert)

Contact: info@readywipegallery.com

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Annual Gallery Exhibit and Open Studio

Artist: Susan Valentine
Start Date: September 5, 2019
End Date: September 29, 2019
Location Name: Galleries at Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-6pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: susanvalentine.art

Oil paintings will include new works from the current series, "Losing Her Marbles" as well as new floral works, landscapes from pond series, "Keeping Our Heads Above Water" and still lifes from the "Teetering" series.

Contact: Susan Valentine
s.valentine.art@gmail.com
413-547-1172

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Leonard Baskin, Sculptor: A Retrospective

Artist: Leonard Baskin
Start Date: September 1, 2019
End Date: October 31, 2019
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: RMichelson.com

Exhibited is a collection of sculpture, prints and watercolors spanning a 60-year career.

Contact: Elana Chernick-Kritz
Elana@RMichelson.com
413-586-3964

 

This Is Me: Portraits of Pathlight

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 13, 2019
End Date: October 28, 2019
Location Name: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: pathlightgroup.org/news-and-events/portraits-of-pathlight

A photography exhibit featuring portraits by fourteen local photographers that convey the strength, beauty, complexity and personality of people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism who are served by Pathlight, a non-profit serving children, teens and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities throughout Western Massachusetts.

Contact: Gina-Louise Sciarra
Gina-louise.sciarra@pathlightgroup.org
413-585-8010

 

Chajara-Tupelo

Date: Thursday, September 19, 5:15pm
Location Name: Paradise Pond (rain or shine)
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu

A performance by artist Younes Rahmoun followed by discussion with audience. Rahmoun develops multiple work, mixing influences from his own universe, its origins, beliefs and experiences. Declining a vocabulary of numbers, colors and shapes, the artist often creates beautiful works, from which emanates a quest for universality. Presented in collaboration with The Botanic Garden of Smith College and part of the scholarly convening, "Light, Brick, Jute, Earth: Younes Rahmoun", September 19-21.

 

Recent Paintings

Artist: Robert Sweeney
Start Date: September 4, 2019
End Date: October 5, 2019
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

This solo exhibition showcases 40 new oil paintings by the artist, who has taught painting and drawing at Amherst College for over 30 years. Visitors will see landscapes from Italy, Boston, the Pioneer Valley, and even more personal locations like his wife Barbara's garden. In all of his work he seeks to uncover what he calls, "a unique presence of mood and gesture not limited to the sum of its parts."

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

 

Collective (IM)Possibilities

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 4, 2019
End Date: September 29, 2019
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Collective (IM)Possibilities is the second show of the Meadowbrook Arts Camp. Envisioned by two residents of the Meadowbrook Housing Complex in Florence, the camp was founded on the belief that each person IS art. What we do with paint, clay, music, pen or dance is an extension of ourselves. The art works are conversations we have with our world and with each other. Each child who participated in the MAC had the opportunity to go on a journey into and through their own emerging "voice".

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

 

The 21st Century High School

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 4, 2019
End Date: September 29, 2019
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Photographs by Northampton High School students, curated by teacher Jeromie Whalen. The start of the 21st century brought with it the widespread adoption of image-capturing technologies and the transformation of modern society into one of continuous expression and understanding through digital means. This embracing of technology as a cultural and artistic medium continues to have a resounding impact on our everyday lives, and will shape the future of photography for generations to come.

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

 

Formations

Artist: Michael Sjostedt
Start Date: September 13, 2019
End Date: September 27, 2019
Location Name: THELo Home & Modern Wellness
Address: 153 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/418447058775130

Formations is a new collection of abstract, mid-century-inspired analog collage art by Magazine Dream Collage.

 

Send Nudes

Artist: Haley McDevitt
Start Date: September 13, 2019
End Date: October 7, 2019
Location Name: The Dirty Truth
Hours: daily 4-11pm
Address: 29 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/2428005720647020

Haley McDevitt's latest series of abstract nude portraiture attempt to be present in a fleeting moment before you, as does the artist. McDevitt's abstracted acrylic paintings adorned with chalk pastel explore the disconnect between body, mind, and spirit, and attempt to bridge the gaps separating them through abstraction, humor, and vulnerability.

Contact: Haley McDevitt
haleycatherinemcdevitt@gmail.com

 

Frank Ward & Robert Tobey Photographs

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 4, 2019
End Date: September 28, 2019
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sat 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

Ward's "The Last Empire--The new countries of the old Soviet Union" is a series of photographs of the former Soviet Empire that tell a story of curious pleasures and confounded expectations. Tobey's "BLIND I" consists of pictures of people at parades in Holyoke and Greenfield, all taken with one camera and one fixed-focal-length lens, while on a bicycle... mostly in motion.

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

 

NOW and THEN

Artists: Marjorie Morgan, Whitney C. Robbins
Start Date: September 2, 2019
End Date: October 31, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West & North Galleries
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: marjoriemorgan.net

Marjorie Morgan and Whitney C. Robbins, long-time art collaborators and creators of Woolly Mammoth Studios in Greenfield, present an exciting show of both NEW works and a RETROSPECTIVE of work created over the last 10 years. Morgan has spent most of her life creating work in a variety of medias. Robbins is a visual artist and art teacher.

 

Narrative Paintings of Metaphysical Experiences: True Stories from Beyond the Veil

Artist: Cara Finch
Start Date: September 6, 2019
End Date: September 28, 2019
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Cara Finch is a lifetime painter who has found great reception in the Renaissance and Medieval festival community. Her surrealistic rendering of inner experience invites considerable contemplation. She says of her exhibit, "Since I describe my work as 'narrative painting' I am organizing the artwork like a book with chapters, with paintings grouped together on wall space based on those chapters. I want people to be able to view the paintings in order as if they were reading a story."

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

 

Pieced Along the Way

Artist: Carol Boyer
Start Date: September 6, 2019
End Date: September 28, 2019
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Carol Boyer is a former therapist until her encounter with life-changing circumstances as the result of brain injury, She has found her way back to sustainable functioning through art and through writing. In this exhibit, she presents several quilted squares which integrate her experience along the way of her process of brain trauma to acceptable reintegration. These squares are joined in one panel and are accompanied by a text that narrates her journey.

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

 

Seek the Joy

Artist: Marlene Rye
Start Date: September 5, 2019
End Date: September 29, 2019
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Marlene Rye exhibits new pastel works. Rye's current body of work embraces the choice to focus on beauty and magic in our lives. Rye continues to explore humanities' relationship to place, particularly how we can find magic and joy in the wild places.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

New Paintings

Artist: Lorna Ritz
Start Date: September 5, 2019
End Date: September 29, 2019
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Painting began to become interesting when it was moving forward enough so that ideas began to freely present themselves. When I am not certain how to move the paint, I look elsewhere on the canvas, trusting that the hand knows. Then I look back and see that it was the right move, for I stepped outside of myself in order to find how things connected, and it was good, so good.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Turmoil and Silence

Artist: Elena Peteva
Start Date: September 4, 2019
End Date: October 3, 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

Bulgarian-born artist Elena Peteva delves deeply into the exploration of our individual and social states to create distilled representations that capture a deeper and more truthful reality. The image in her charcoal functions as a subtle but charged signifier, which creates a delicate net of meaning. Her drawing process involves a slow, layered construction of the detailed image in which the intricate "micro-abstractions" come together in a compelling representation.

Contact: artdept@smith.edu
413-585-3100

 

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.

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

Fabricated II

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 12, 2019
End Date: November 3, 2019
Reception Date: September 22, 1-3pm
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

Wearable art, sculpture, wall hangings, quilts, rugs, benches, jewelry and much more. Artists: Jeanne Sisson, Margaret Stancer, Florence Rosenstock, Sally Dillon, Renee Busch, Lenore Alaniz, Chris Pellerin, Liz Canali, Susan Mulhollan.

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

 

Orange Exhibits/Events

21st Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival

Date: September 28 & 29, 10am-5pm both days
Location Name: Forster's Farm
Address: 60 Chestnut Hill Road
City/Town: Orange
Website: garlicandarts.org

The family friendly "festival that stinks" is renowned for exceptional art, local farm products, fabulous food, endless entertainment, and inspiration for a hopeful future. Held on a historic farm amid fall foliage, the event attracts and unites many thousands locally and across New England. Find travel and parking info, schedule of entertainment, activities, and exhibitors on website. Admission: $10, $5 seniors & students, EBT cardholders. Kids 12 and under free.

 

Palmer Exhibits/Events

Quabbin Art Association's Plein Art Group

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 2, 2019
End Date: September 30, 2019
Location Name: Palmer Library
Address: 1455 N Main Street
City/Town: Palmer

This plain air art group has been painting together for three years at various locations in Western Massachusetts. Their work, completed in a variety of mediums, highlights the beauty of our local landscapes.

Contact: Susan Shea
413-210-8881

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Grand Opening Art Show

Artist: Nina Arnold
Date: Saturday, September 28, 3-5pm
Location Name: Gallery Sitka West
Address: 2 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: gallerysitka.com

Arnold's colorful paintings and mixed media works incorporate unexpected colors and shapes into familiar nature imagery -- so much so that she calls her pieces "land escapes" rather than landscapes! Her works are available for sale and will make a beautiful addition to any home. This exhibition of Arnold's work also serves as a Grand Opening show for Gallery Sitka West. The artist will be there in person, and available to discuss her work.

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

 

Entering Abstraction through Color

Artist: Karen Iglehart
Start Date: September 6, 2019
End Date: October 27, 2019
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

Iglehart is both painter and photographer, with an eye for the simplicity in the images she finds around her. Her Cottage Street studio in Easthampton has been full of landscapes, all very close to abstraction, but still one knew they were looking at land, sky and/or water. This exhibit shows only paintings in which color and shape relate to each other, and to the space within which they are found, the canvas.

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

 

The Endangered

Artist: Dawn Siebel
Start Date: September 6, 2019
End Date: October 27, 2019
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

Easthampton painter Dawn Siebel's most recent passion is the rapid extinction of multitudes of species. She has individual animals mostly in zoos, and painted portraits of them. These intimate paintings make us acutely aware of what we share with the animals, not what is different.

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

 

Modern Art Quilts

Artist: Carson Converse
Start Date: September 6, 2019
End Date: October 27, 2019
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

Converse is a diverse artist, blurring the line between craft, fine art and design. An interior designer and sculptor by training, she has been making quilts for 20 years. Drawn towards minimalism, but loving intricate detail, she "strives to strip away noise until the essence of a piece is found."

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

 

Local Color

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 28, 2019
End Date: September 29, 2019
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

The beauty and color of the local landscape inspire this exhibit of paintings, photographs, ceramics, glass, sculpture, mixed media, and fiber art.

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

 

South Hadley Exhibits/Events

Art Sparks: Book Launch

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2pm
Location Name: Odyssey Bookshop
Address: 9 College Street
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: hilaryemersonlay.com/art-sparks

The launch of "Art Sparks: Draw, Paint, Make, and Get Creative with 53 Amazing Projects!" by Summer Art Barn founder Marion Abrams and Assistant Director Hilary Emerson Lay. This event is family friendly, and will include hands-on art activities for kids and adults of every age! See website for more upcoming events.

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Unfolding Consciousness

Artist: Tim Champoux
Start Date: September 12, 2019
End Date: November 1, 2019
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 12-5pm, Sat by appt
Address: Tower Square, 2nd floor, 1500 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.art4thesoul.org

Champoux's oil paintings are canvases executed in bold and bright color. He uses color as a means of expression, and has created a series of paintings devoid of conventional color harmony in favor of sharp intense colors that produce a shimmering lighting effect.

Contact: 413-301-6314

 

Photographs from Near and Far

Artist: Ellen Finkelstein
Start Date: September 13, 2019
End Date: October 7, 2019
Location Name: Springfield Jewish Community Center
Address: 1160 Dickinson Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldjcc.org/adults/artsculture/galleriesatthej

Ellen Finkelstein has been exploring the art of photography her entire life. Now in the age of digital photography, she's thrilled to be out of the darkroom and into the light. From Newfoundland and the Galapagos Islands to Fannie Stebbins Memorial Wildlife Conservation and Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Ellen has photographed birds from regions both near and far.

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

 

Thank an Artist: Celebrating Springfield's Creative Community

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2-5pm
Location Name: The Plaza at MGM Springfield
Address: 1 MGM Way
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldculture.org/thank-an-artist

Thank an Artist is one of the many projects the Springfield Cultural Compact has created to bring a collective creative, and economy to the forefront of the city. The event will showcase local artists who have participated in other SCC events, such as Art Stop(s), Fresh Paint Springfield Murals, and Painted Pianos. There will also be live performances throughout the event, including Malado, Nu Energii, DREAM Studio dancers, Natalie McKnight and more! There will also be ticket giveaways in a raffle.

Contact: info@SpringfieldCulture.org​
413-337-1713

 

A Thousand Tiny Cuts: Portraiture in the Trump Era

Artist: Paul Bloomfield
Start Date: September 7, 2019
End Date: October 21, 2019
Location Name: Bing Arts Center
Address: 716 Sumner Avenue
City/Town: Springfield
Website: bingartscenter.org

With intense media coverage of various news stories of the past three years relating to Trump's administration, I initially began to document people and their stories visually to just keep track. These stories included scandals, cover-ups, corruption, fixers, congressional hearings, Russian interference with elections, the Special Counsel report by Robert S. Mueller III, to name but a few.

Contact: info@bingartscenter.org

 

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

Speaking for the Trees

Artist: Cindi Oldham
Start Date: September 1, 2019
End Date: September 30, 2019
Location Name: The Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: 10am-6pm daily
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.cindioldham.com

Turners Falls artist Cindi Oldham asks whether thinking about trees and plants as sentient beings would influence our actions in her exhibit that includes her paintings and related text.

Contact: Cindi Oldham
cindioldham@gmail.com
413-824-4692

 

FAB Fashion Passion

Start Date: September 20, 2019
End Date: September 22, 2019
Reception Date: September 20, 6-9pm
Location Name: FAB Fashion
Address: 67 Second Street
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.fabfashionpassion.com

FAB officially launches Fashion Passion, the latest fashion-week event that brings a unique mix of local, regional and international designers to new audiences in Western MA. Sept 20, 6-9pm: Opening Reception/ Mingle, FAB Fashion. Sept 21, 6-9pm: Designer Runway Presentation, Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A. Sept 22, 3-5pm: ReVamp Recycled Fashion Show, Discovery Center.

Contact: Richie Richardson
richie@richierichardsonfab.com
347-495-3935

 

Mapping the Body

Artist: Nancy Lautenbach
Start Date: September 12, 2019
End Date: October 26, 2019
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Address: 123A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

The installation includes sculptural surprises as well as wall art. Her Pod Series of drawings and collage features a feminine, organic form that "eludes to secrets, body, sexuality, shame, woundedness, containment, fear, and the intimacy of being,"says Lautenbach Her 365 Series also features this pod form, with collage, text, and drawings, that emerged during Lautenbach's third year of daily art practice.

 

Ware Exhibits/Events

Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition & Competition

Artists: Artists from the Northeast and beyond
Start Date: September 28, 2019
End Date: October 12, 2019
Reception Date: September 28, 1-5pm
Location Name: Workshop13
Hours: Fri 4-8pm, Sat-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org/gallery/northeast-fine-arts-exhibition

The inaugural exhibition of Traditional Realism by hosts Workshop13 & ArtWorks Gallery. Guests will enjoy fine art in several traditional mediums, from painting to sculpture. Accomplished artists Lauren Mills, known for her paintings, sculptures, and illustrations and Dennis Nolan, internationally renowned artist and teacher, will Jury this year's show. $1000 Best of Show will be awarded and People's Choice Awards will be announced at 3pm, during the September 28th opening reception.

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

 

My Backyard and Beyond

Artist: Susan Pecora
Start Date: September 5, 2019
End Date: October 27, 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

The show will explore the diverse nature of New England's factories, farms, and fishing villages as well as paintings from Susan's travels throughout Newfoundland, Mexico and Europe. A selection of her sketchbooks, which she constantly uses on location, will be on display, allowing visitors a glimpse into her creative process. She works in watercolor, egg tempera and oils. ArtWorks Gallery offers fine art, sculpture, jewelry and more. Visit us, explore and become inspired!

Contact: Joyce Eichacker
artworks@workshop13.org
413-277-6069

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Westfield State University Alumni Art Show

Start Date: September 4, 2019
End Date: October 5, 2019
Reception Date: Saturday, September 28, 1-3pm
Location Name: Arno Maris Art Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 11am-3pm
Address: Ely Campus Center, Westfield State University
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfield.ma.edu

Included in this event will be the works of the University's alumni, including paintings by Jacob Capone '19, Dan Delisle '16, Michelle Pescetta '04, Diane Savino '82, Joan Steinmeyer '92, and JoAnne M. Zimmerman '77; an illustration by Casey Desilets '11, drawings by Micayla Levesque '18 and Anthony Sarkis '19, ceramics by Jill Fahey '14 and Mary Ann (Sharland) Roussi '77; and printmaking and sculpture by Lee Connolly Weill '75.

Contact: Troy Watkins
twatkins@westfield.ma.edu
413-572-5523

 

Westhampton Exhibits/Events

Winged Migration

Artist: Suzette Alsop Jones
Start Date: August 31, 2019
End Date: October 30, 2019
Location Name: Westhampton Public Library
Hours: Mon & Thur 2-8pm, Tue & Wed 9am-12pm & 1-5pm, Sat 10am-1pm
Address: 1 North Road
City/Town: Westhampton
Website: www.suzettealsopjones.com

Oil paintings of birds that explore the visual rhythms, patterns, and naturally chaotic movements of birds in flight.

Contact: Suzette Jones
jones.suzette@gmail.com
508-934-9292

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

You Are Here

Sponsoring Group Name: Exploded View
Deadline: January 4
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: explodedviewma.blogspot.com/2019/09/call-for-art-you-are-here.html

Artists living in Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont or New Hampshire are invited to submit artwork on, about, or related to the theme: You Are Here. Open to all media. Artists are asked to make a small donation at drop-off time of $5 to help with reception costs, but there are no submission fees for this show. Full details on website.

Contact: explodedviewma@gmail.com

 

Plein Air Easthampton 2019

Sponsoring Group Name: Wedge Works Art and Home
Deadline: October 10
Submission Fees: $20
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: Wedgeworksart.com

All works will be undertaken on provided and registered 16 x 20 canvases for artists to take with them to that special site and scene within the city of Easthampton to capture those unique "observable truths" that can only arrive by painting in the open air. Exhibit: Oct 13 – Nov 7; Plein Air Gala reception during the October art walk (Oct 12). Canvases available at the gallery. Finished work must be delivered to the gallery between October 2-10.

Contact: Matt Johnson
matt@evaldart.com
201-310-3897

 

Fall Into Art: 3rd Annual Juried Art Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Scantic River Artisans
Deadline: October 4
Submission Fees: $25 for 1, $35 for up to 3
City/Town: Hampden
Website: scanticriverartisans.org

Juried Art Show Open to ALL Artists. Drop off of work is Sept 28, 9am til noon and Oct 3 & 4, 9am-3pm. Bring submissions with cash or check made out to Scantic River Artisans to the Hampden Senior Center. Exhibit dates: October 19-20.

 

Milltown Artisan Fair

Sponsoring Group Name: Milltown Artisan Fair
Deadline: September 22
Submission Fees: no fee to apply
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/2730943380270811

Following the success of our first fair last November, the second Milltown Artisan Fair will bring a select group of 20 artisans, makers and artists together for a one-day fair in the comfortable, attractive, accessible and convenient West End Event Space at Eastworks, right at the start of the holiday shopping season. The fair is juried by members of the local arts community to create a marketplace featuring high-quality, original handmade goods and art. Full details on website.

Contact: milltownartisanfair@gmail.com

 

10th Open Juried Photography Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Deadline: February 1
Submission Fees: $25 per entry, $30 after Jan 25
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

Categories: Creative, Nature, Photojournalism, Pictorial. Multiple entries allowed. Cash awards. Jurors: Sue Fenton and Kevin Fay. The Photography Show is to benefit the Agawam Public Library and to help recognize and encourage photographers. Show dates: February 3-28, 2020. Full details and entry form on website.

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

 

Triple SSS 2020

Sponsoring Group Name: Nina's Nook
Deadline: January 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: ninasnook.com

The sixth edition of the "Triple SSS: Sensual, Sexual, Smut" erotic art show, February 2020. If your work falls on the erotic continuum between mild and wild, this is your chance to show work that might not be acceptable elsewhere. Please send up to three jpegs for consideration in the show. Due to the size of the gallery and popularity of this show, smaller works are encouraged. A small fee ($10) is expected from participating artists to help fund reception costs, payable at drop-off.

Contact: eroticart2020@gmail.com
413-834-8800

 

Fine Art at Westfield PumpkinFest 2019

Sponsoring Group Name: ArtWorks of Westfield
Deadline: October 5
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.facebook.com/groups/ArtWorksWestfield

ArtWorks Westfield is hosting a fine art show in downtown Westfield on October 19 as part of Westfield PumpkinFest 2019. Up to thirty artists can show and sell their work. Display space 10' x 10'. Artists provide their own tent, tables, chairs, display vehicles. Event occurs rain or shine. Display fee is $35; non-refundable; no sales commissions; all mediums accepted. Email three images of your work for consideration. Event hours 12 to 6pm. Show space along Elm Street from Main to Thomas Street.

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

 

Gurvitch Memorial Adult Art Exhibit

Sponsoring Group Name: Springfield Jewish Community Center
Deadline: September 25
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldjcc.org/adults/artsculture/galleriesatthej

Sponsored by the Lepow-Gurvitch family in loving memory of Sadie and Eli Gurvitch, this annual art exhibit highlights the creative efforts of non-professional senior artists who wish to exhibit their work. Adults from the Pioneer Valley, ages 50 and older, are eligible to submit their work. The show is open to non-professional artists only.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

Beginner Level Watercolor Fall Series with Evelyn "Susie" Slater

Date & Time: Saturdays, 12pm, October 5 - November 2
Fee: $155 plus materials (approx $30)
Class Location: Primary Colour Gallery Fine Art & Custom Framing
Address: 183 West State Street / US Rte 202
City/Town: Granby
Website: pcfineart.com

A five-part, beginner-level watercolor series. Susie is a very talented and accomplished watercolorist, with a strong artistic passion, and loves sharing her knowledge with others. Class runs for five consecutive Saturdays. Additional details, online registration, and materials list on website.

Contact: Jeff Groleau
contactus@pcfineart.com
413-467-9183

 

Watercolor Classes with Marjorie Tauer

Date & Time: Tuesdays, October 1-29
Fee: $25 per class (or 5 classes $100)
Class Location: The Art Studio, Lathrop Community
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton

Basic watercolor skills, composition, values, perspective. Landscapes, flowers and trees, buildings, skies and seascapes.

Contact: Marjorie Tauer
mt72artist@gmail.com
413-527-1838

 

Intermediate / Advanced Wheel Throwing with Tiffany Hilton

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8:30pm, October 3 - November 21
Fee: $350 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 with more advanced demonstrations. Small class size allows for lots of individual instruction and goal setting. Learn to make sets, lidded jars, teapots, and improve handles and glazing skills.

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

 

Kids Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding Class with Melissa Gilman

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 3:30-5pm, September 18 - October 23
Fee: $170
Class Location: CyclePottery
Address: 42 Maple Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: cyclepottery.com/classes

Come join us for a fun, calm and centering time of working with your hands! Explore new textures and forms and discover what you're able to create! Kids will work on a different hand building project each week and will also have the opportunity to work on the wheel. Enjoy a couple of hours to allow your imagination to come to life! Ages 7+

Contact: Melissa Gilman
CyclePottery01062@gmail.com
413-333-8893

 

Wheel Throwing Classes for All Levels

Date & Time: weeks of September 9 - November 19
Fee: $210 - $625, depending on class
Class Location: CyclePottery
Address: 42 Maple Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: cyclepottery.com/classes

A 6-10 week session (depending on class) to try wheel throwing for the first time or continue working on your skills with master potter Andrew Quient, studio owner Kathryn Kothe Roszko, professional potter & certified teacher Liz Fieldsteel. Classes for adults, teens, and kids. See website for details.

Contact: Kathryn Kothe
CyclePottery01062@gmail.com
413-333-8893

 

Anatomy and the Art of Figure Drawing Part I with Barbara Johnson

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-8:30pm, September 25 - October 30
Fee: $400
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Learn the essential skeletal and muscle structures that influence the surface forms on the human figure while drawing from the live model. Part I covers the skeleton, torso, arm, and leg. By analyzing master figure drawings, and exploring a variety of drawing techniques and exercises, you will build your knowledge of the human form and greatly improve your figure drawing. Artists will work from the live model at each meeting. Class size is limited to guarantee personalized instruction.

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

 

Classical Painting Techniques with Barbara Johnson

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 10am-1pm, September 24 - October 29
Fee: $425
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

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

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

 

Beginning Drawing with Melissa Pandina

Date & Time: Mondays, 6:15-9:15pm, November 4 - December 23
Fee: $189
Class Location: Holyoke Community College
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: hcc.3dcartstores.com/Beginning-Drawing_p_16008.html

If you can you draw a stick figure, with practice and instruction you can easily develop into drawing realistically. Starting with primitive drawing, you'll advance through the stepping stones to drawing realistically, and have fun doing it. Learn and explore shapes and shadow, negative space, rudimentary perspective, line quality and composition. All levels welcome but will be geared to beginners. Materials not included but expect to spend $35-$50. No Class November 11.

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

 

Figural Sculpture Demonstration Workshop with Crystal Morey

Date & Time: September 20-22
Fee: $350
Class Location: Project Art
Address: 54 Main Street
City/Town: Cummington
Website: www.projectart01026.com

Join artist Crystal Morey for a weekend of sculpting demonstrations and conversation, exploring the hand sculpted porcelain figurine coinciding with her solo exhibition "Venus on the Waves" at Ferrin Contemporary in North Adams. Morey will share her process of creating a figure in hollow form, while adding layers of additive and reductive detail. No experience is required.

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

 

Fine Art Soft Pastel Workshop with Rebecca Clark

Date & Time: Sunday, September 22, 2-4pm
Fee: $30 + $5 for materials
Class Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.myshopify.com/collections/workshops/products/rebecca-clark-fine-art-soft-pastels-workshop-9-22-19

These classes allow you to experiment while building skill and confidence in your handling of the medium. For beginners and those with drawing experience, each session will include drawing exercises and opportunities to create finished artworks and offers an open environment of sharing knowledge and posing questions with individual attention. In a very short time span we touch on some of the most important aspects of mastering pastels.

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

 

Ceramics Club for Seniors with Mary Anne Benns

Date & Time: Fridays, 9-11:30am
Fee: free to attend, cost of supplies may apply
Class Location: Holyoke Senior Center
Address: 291 Pine Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.holyoke.org/departments/council-on-aging-2

Artist Mary Anne Benns leads a drop in ceramics class for older adults (55+) interested in exploring the ceramics arts. We offer greenware for glazing and well as hand building opportunities. No experience required.

Contact: Eileen Maginnis
maginnise@holyoke.org
413-322-5625

 

Watercolor Painting for Seniors with Nancy Howard

Date & Time: Mondays, 1:30-3pm
Fee: $2.75 per class (requires buying a book of 10 activity tickets – first class is free)
Class Location: Holyoke Senior Center
Address: 291 Pine Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.holyoke.org/departments/council-on-aging-2

Learn how to paint with watercolors with artist Nancy Howard as she brings her expertise to the classroom. No experience necessary. You're encouraged to bring your own materials, though some are available.

Contact: Eileen Maginnis
maginnise@holyoke.org
413-322-5625

 

Painting Autumn Colors in Watercolor with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: 9:30am-4pm, October 19-20
Fee: $150 plus supplies
Class Location: Artspace
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

Spend the weekend painting outdoors. Learn some techniques, color theory, and more. Places include Old Deerfield and the Poets Seat.

Contact: Deborah Rubin
info@artspacegreenfield.com
413-772-6811

 

Watercolor Big & Bold with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm, October 16 - November 20 (no class Nov 13)
Fee: $195 plus supplies
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Learn techniques and theory to create colorful paintings: dry brush, wet on wet, big brush and flat brush. Some demos and critiques. All levels welcome. Age 14+.

Contact: programs@nohoarts.org
413-584-7327

 

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

 

Stained Glass 101 & Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Sunday, October 20, 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: Oct 27.

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, October 5, 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: gchilenski@gmail.com

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Easthampton: Studio share at Eastworks

Location: Eastworks
Date(s) available: now
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton

Looking for responsible person to share my studio space at Eastworks. The space for rent is 20x25 feet with 14 foot ceilings - very airy and great Northern light with a wall of windows.

Contact: Suzanne
refinerybrooklyn@gmail.com
917-601-4211

Crowdfunding

Monster Arts Project IV

Goal: $1600
Start Date: September 9
End Date: September 30
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.indiegogo.com/projects/monster-arts-project-iv

Monster Arts Project is now working on its fourth year of fantasy and fun! We have over 20 artists on board again this year working in a wide variety of mediums producing amazing artwork around the theme of imaginary creatures/monsters. As every year we try and produce a multi-sensory experience to blow away our visitors. Our plan this year may be the most ambitious yet! The gallery will be transformed like never before! With a little help we'll guarantee our vision comes to perfect light!

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