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This Week's Newsletter: June 18, 2019

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
June 18, 2019
Issue #563

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Featured Listings:

Open Studio Summer Clay Pass

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

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

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

 

Borderlands

Artist: Tom Morton
Start Date: June 6, 2019
End Date: June 29, 2019
Location Name: Gallery A3
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

A series of recent paintings as well as oil pastel drawings. These works represent a continuation of a fascination with strong patterns and symbols inspired by ancient carvings and other decorative sources, but now are combined with landscape and abstract subjects. Most of the paintings feature rough paint surfaces and intense color with oils laid on over acrylics. Artists in Community Forum, June 20, 7:30 pm: Laura Holland and Tom Morton will talk about their work and invite questions and comments from the audience.

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

 

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

Art on Screen: Vermeer and Music

Date: Saturday, June 29, 12:30pm & Sunday, July 21, 11am
Location Name: Amherst Cinema
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstcinema.org

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

Contact: 413-253-2547

 

Open Spaces

Artist: Isaiah Gulino
Start Date: June 6, 2019
End Date: June 29, 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/gulino-open-spaces

Brooklyn artist Isaiah Gulino works in oil paint and mixed media combining influences from past and present while reflecting multiple psychological meanings into a singular time and place. Within this body of distorted imagery, he integrates his upbringing in the Northeastern US with his travels to South America, establishing both personal and foreign connections to architecture, religion, and celebration.

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

 

The Land Is What They See

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

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

 

Azure Animalia

Artist: Michelle Vigeant
Start Date: May 2, 2019
End Date: June 25, 2019
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.stormslegacy.com

Azure Animalia portrays a cast of wild creatures amidst surreal butterflies and fields of stars. A coyote rolls in pools of color, while a fennec looks on, glowing in the rays of evening light. Using various media, Michelle Vigeant explores a world of animals. As they walk, their shadows form puddles of creation around their paws. The fox, a trickster armed with a paintbrush, draws surreal dreamscapes and the moon itself. These scenes are depicted in vivid colors playing with light and mood.

Contact: Michelle Vigeant
Mvigeant86@gmail.com
774-287-1368

 

Allusion

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

Contact: 413-256-0160

 

Unfolded & Fragmented: Accordian Books

Artist: Laura Holland
Start Date: June 6, 2019
End Date: June 29, 2019
Location Name: Gallery A3
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Laura Holland uses the accordion book format to put things together, placing photographs in sequence, and hoping the viewer follows the flow of an implied narrative that unfolds to unite individual images across the pages, and fills in formal connections of line, color, and shape that emerge between separate images. Artists in Community Forum, June 20, 7:30 pm: Laura Holland and Tom Morton will talk about their work and invite questions and comments from the audience.

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

 

Borderlands

Artist: Tom Morton
Start Date: June 6, 2019
End Date: June 29, 2019
Location Name: Gallery A3
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

A series of recent paintings as well as oil pastel drawings. These works represent a continuation of a fascination with strong patterns and symbols inspired by ancient carvings and other decorative sources, but now are combined with landscape and abstract subjects. Most of the paintings feature rough paint surfaces and intense color with oils laid on over acrylics. Artists in Community Forum, June 20, 7:30 pm: Laura Holland and Tom Morton will talk about their work and invite questions and comments from the audience.

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

 

Landscape Impressions: Abstract & Realistic

Artist: Janet Pozar
Start Date: April 4, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2019
Location Name: Ramboll
Address: 28 Amity Street, Ste 2A
City/Town: Amherst
Website: janet-pozar.squarespace.com

I paint for the way it makes me feel. When I am engaged in art making, I am fully caught up in the medium, my tools and my vision. I've learned not to think about the piece that I will end up with because the time spent engaged in the creative activity is what is most important to me. I enjoy feeling detached yet completely engaged. When I am in my art zone time goes by at a surreal pace. It's all about the process for me. The product is a bonus.

Contact: Janet Pozar
janetpozar@gmail.com
309-642-9204

 

Quabbin Art Association

Artists: members of the Quabbin Art Association
Start Date: April 1, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2019
Location Name: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hours: Tue-Thur 9am-5:30pm, Fri 9am-5pm
Address: 845 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hitchcockcenter.org

Members of the Belchertown-based Quabbin Art Association will exhibit new works. Now in its third year, Quabbin Art Association provides education, support, and opportunity for local artists, and promotes community interest and appreciation in the visual arts. To learn more about QAA members, or to join the organization, visit their website.

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

 

Constructing Collage

Start Date: March 5, 2019
End Date: July 14, 2019
Location Name: Mead Art Museum
Hours: Sun-Thur 9am-12am, Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Address: Amherst College
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/mead

This exhibition presents some of the ways in which artists have employed collage, and the related forms of photomontage and film montage, throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. As a technique, collage involves the physical layering of disparate elements often borrowed from other contexts. This capacity for fragmenting and combining have rendered collage both an inexhaustible medium and emblematic of the ever-changing modern world.

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

many skies / many selves

Artist: Max Handelman-West
Start Date: June 1, 2019
End Date: June 25, 2019
Location Name: ECA Gallery
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

New watercolors and oil paintings.

Contact: Pasqualina Azzarello
PAzzarello@easthamptonma.gov

 

Ligare

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 1, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2019
Reception Date: Thursday June 27, 6-8pm
Location Name: MAP Space, Eastworks
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

LIGARE means to bind, or connect. Jorge Costa, Simon Draper, and Jessica Poser will explore connections to each other's work in a collaborative installation

Contact: Pasqualina Azzarello
PAzzarello@easthamptonma.gov

 

Daydreaming

Artists: Samson E. King, Kayla McFarlamnd
Start Date: June 1, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2019
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BigRedFrame.com/elusie

Daydreaming by definition is a pleasant visionary, usually wishful, creation of the imagination; allowing one to transcend the present and exist in their mind filled with nostalgia, memories, distant places, and dreamscapes. This exhibit pulls together both of the artist's interpretation of such by creating pieces that allow you to float through a daydream.

Contact: Rachel Ciecko
rachel@bigredframe.com
413-529-9265

 

Intimate Expressions

Artist: Rosemary Polletta
Start Date: June 8, 2019
End Date: July 10, 2019
Location Name: Easthampton Media, Eastworks
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Room 102
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: floydgallery.com

The Robert Floyd Photo Gallery continues to participate in Easthampton's Artwalk. This time with a solid exhibit by award winning photographer Rosemary Polletta. Rosemary demonstrates her keen ability in capturing subtle expressions from her sensitive portraiture to intimate landscapes and personal scenes. The exhibit is open during Easthampton Media's workday hours and by appointment. Image: "Silent Admirer" by Rosemary Polletta.

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

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Bolt

Artist: Donnabelle Casis
Start Date: May 20, 2019
End Date: June 21, 2019
Reception Date: June 21, 2019
Location Name: Red Light Gallery at Workroom Design Studio
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun by appt
Address: 30 Main Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.workroomdesignstudio.com

Casis' work explores personal identity and its relationship to markers and patterns. She researches textiles and tattoos that tell a story. The exhibition title 'Bolt' is a multi-level reference. Bolt can be defined as: a roll of cloth; a lightning stroke; to dart off; and to sift through a fine-meshed cloth. Casis believes the process of contextualizing visual information is akin to filtering information quickly, where connections can be compelling and electric.

Contact: Hanna Ray
hello@workroomdesignstudio.com
413-341-4565

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Signs [Volume I, 1977 to 2015]

Artist: Peter Alan Monroe
Start Date: June 21, 2019
End Date: August 10, 2019
Reception Date: Friday, June 28, 6-8pm
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Hours: Tue-Thur 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: bit.ly/SignsVol1

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

Contact: 413-772-9334

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

9X9

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

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

 

Holyoke Arts League Annual Wistariahurst Show

Start Date: June 9, 2019
End Date: June 26, 2019
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Address: 238 Cabot Street
Hours: Sun-Wed 12-4pm
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.facebook.com/events/449267732312435

An exhibition of artwork by members of The Holyoke League of Arts and Crafts. This juried show will include entries in oil and pastel, watercolor, acrylic, tempera, gouache and other non-oil wet media, graphite, charcoal, printmaking and other graphic media, sculpture and ceramics. Visits to the gallery include a self-guided tour for a suggested donation of $3.

Contact: Elizabeth Popolo
holyokeartsleague@gmail.com
978-505-1744

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

DVAA Group Exhibit

Artists: members of Deerfield Valley Art Association
Start Date: June 6, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2019
Location Name: Galleries at Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-6pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: barnesgallery.org

DVAA was formed in 1931 and has served New England Arts since that time. Its mission is to encourage, create and foster appreciation of and support for the fine arts and crafts in our region. Our home base is on Rt. 63 in the heart of Northfield, MA. LC&A is proud to exchange exhibits for the first time this year, presenting nearly twenty member-artists of DVAA. Pictured top to bottom are Leni Gaudet's and Verena Smith's work.

Contact: Susan Valentine
barnesgallery@gmail.com

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Three Sisters

Artist: E. Joseph McCarthy
Start Date: July 1, 2019
End Date: August 30, 2019
Reception Date: Thursday, July 11, 5-7pm
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
Reception Date: Thursday, July 11, 5-7pm
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.gunnphotography.net

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

 

Whimsy Series

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

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

 

The Nearest Faraway Place III

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

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

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

 

Hugs & Kisses

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

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

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

 

Past Presents

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

Johnquest utilizes the unusual NEVAM space with immersive works that include current & previously explored (yet reconfigured) creations. Johnquest likes to consider the big picture (life & death) in a reverent yet playful way. Much of her art evokes a carnivalesque feel.

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

 

SIDESHOW

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

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

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

 

Words from Angels

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

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

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

 

New Work

Artist: Christopher Bagg
Start Date: June 6, 2019
End Date: July 3, 2019
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Elizabeth Meyersohn & Cathy Swift

Artists: Elizabeth Meyersohn, Cathy Swift
Start Date: June 6, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2019
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Through the Window Through the Door

Artist: Walter Cudnohufsky
Start Date: June 1, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2019
Location Name: Northampton Senior Center
Hours: 8am-5pm
Address: 67 Conz
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com

A series of watercolor paintings that depict a dark protective interior and a bright but shuttered exterior world. A condition common to much of our daily, weekly seasonal and yearly lives. The paintings quickly reduce to a comforting two pieces in Andrew Wyeth tradition, the interior and the exterior. Within each are multiple parts but with little value separation among them bringing coherence and discernibility. The paintings have a symbolic potential for a lasting coherence and interest.

Contact: Walter Cudnohufsky
walt@wcala.com
413-628-4600

 

Great Expectations

Artist: Terry Jenoure
Start Date: June 6, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2019
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

A series of handmade doll sculptures, paper dolls and illustrations. They are inspired by letters written to my grandmother when she arrived in New York from Jamaica in the early part of the 20th century. Whether built into the figures, or more abstractly referenced, these letters from my great-grandmother and other ancestors are central and express their excitement, concerns, caution, but ultimately their hope for her success in the new world.

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

 

Sender/Receiver: Our Infinite Atmospheres

Artist: Pasqualina Azzarello
Start Date: June 6, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2019
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

A series of paintings that explores radical self-acceptance and transformative change. Each one is made with water-based media and utilizes direct and reflective mark-making to create human forms that represent, embody, and inhabit the interface of psychological and physiological healing. In its entirety, the series consists of 200+ works and continues to grow.

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

 

Black and White Photography

Artist: Ken Kipen
Start Date: June 1, 2019
End Date: June 29, 2019
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-9pm, Tue & Thur 10am-6pm, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

"Photography has evolved for me as a way to recognize the life of worlds very different from my own. As I travel I look to discover subjects and configurations that, in compelling ways, transcend their time and place. As empathy with chosen subjects is often very strong, desire to do them justice in camera/darkroom work can be counterproductive. But when I let go of all agendas my subjects seem to meet me halfway, and there comes a moment when I suddenly see the finished result and know how to achieve it."

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

 

Looking Closely

Artists: Paul Redstone, Patricia McDonagh
Start Date: June 1, 2019
End Date: June 29, 2019
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-9pm, Tue & Thur 10am-6pm, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Using film negatives from a large format camera, Paul Redstone captures his views of flowers and water in platinum/palladium prints. Patricia McDonagh translated her lifelong interest in plants by creating detailed images of flowers, mushrooms and leaves in her botanical art paintings. Sadly she passed away earlier this year.

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

 

EMERGENCE/SEE

Artists: Meadowbrook Arts Camp
Start Date: May 1, 2019
End Date: June 28, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The inaugural 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".

 

New Landscapes

Artist: Janet Palin
Start Date: May 1, 2019
End Date: June 28, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.janetpalin.com

Palin's stunning pastel landscapes reflect her belief that the world's beauty is present in everything from the perfection of an insect to the majestic movement of clouds. Beginning by focusing on landscapes she found in Iceland and New England, she now spends time exploring and depicting the raw beauty she finds in the landscapes of the American West, including New Mexico, Utah, and Montana.

 

Turn Towards the Living

Artist: Elizabeth Slade
Start Date: April 1, 2019
End Date: June 28, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Health Center
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive, #201
City/Town: Northampton

This is a show about living, about showing up boldly, unequivocally. It's an exploration beyond what the eye can see in a landscape into what else lives there. It is about possibility, allowing subtle colors in nature to live boldly on paper. Elizabeth Slade is an emerging artist who works in chalk pastel. She studies landscapes and seascapes working to bring them to life for her viewers.

Contact: Elizabeth Slade
elizslade@gmail.com
413-531-3016

 

Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials

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

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

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

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

Beauties, Bugs, and Beasties

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 13, 2019
End Date: July 28, 2019
Reception Date: Sunday, June 23, 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

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

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

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Realism and Imagination

Artist: Albyn Davis
Start Date: May 29, 2019
End Date: July 1, 2019
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

Albyn is a self-taught photographic artist, educated by museums and other photographers. His approach is to "see something that can become something" through various manipulations. He finds his subjects in European cities, in Western MA, and in nature surrounding his Charlemont home. His eye is drawn to architecture, street scenes, color, light, and details in objects that can become abstractions. The show includes works in black and white as well as vivid color.

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

 

Waterside: Man-Made Structures in Natural Landscapes

Artist: Paul Hoffman
Start Date: May 3, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2019
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Fri-Mon 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

In this series of waterside landscapes, Hoffman has brought together man-made structures and natural elements to explore their harmonies and contrasts. Each painting unfolds its own narrative and establishes a unique sense of place.

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

 

Garden Structures and Ornaments

Artists: Piper Glass & Steel
Start Date: May 3, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2019
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Fri-Mon 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

A variety of structures and decorations providing visual interest, functional support, and fun in the garden. Materials used include steel, stainless steel, glass, and wood. Inspired by the beauty, magic, and endless possibilities of gardening!

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Dragonfly: A Close-up Look at Nature through a Macro Lens

Artist: Vincent Piepul
Start Date: June 1, 2019
End Date: July 2, 2019
Reception Date: Tuesday, July 18, 4-6:30pm
Location Name: J-Gallery, Springfield Jewish Community Center
Hours: Mon-Thurs 5:30am-9:30pm, Fri 5:30am-6pm, Sun 7am-5pm
Address: 1160 Dickinson Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldjcc.org/adults/artsculture/galleriesatthej

Inspired by the natural beauty of Western Massachusetts, Vincent Piepul loves to photograph winged creatures that are normally too small or too fast to see.

Contact: Nicole Longhi
arts@springfieldjcc.org
413-739-4715

 

Art in the Everyday: A Photographer's Perspective

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

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

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

 

Arts at the Armory

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

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

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

 

Wilbraham Art League at Baystate Medical Center

Artists: Wilbraham Art League
Start Date: May 8, 2019
End Date: July 8, 2019
Location Name: Baystate Medical Center
Hours: during hospital hours
Address: 1 Medical Center Drive
City/Town: Springfield
Website: wilbrahamartleague.org

WAL artists will be displaying art in a variety of media, including watercolors, pastels, oil and acrylic paintings, photography, and more. Many of the pieces will be available for sale. The Wilbraham Art League is dedicated to developing active community interest and providing education in the field of fine arts. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month except July and August, and are open to interested non-members. For more information, visit their website.

 

Sporeplay at ArtStop(s)

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

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

Contact: Madge Evers
mevers6@comcast.net

 

Jason Antaya at ArtStop(s)

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

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

 

The Black Elephant in the Room

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

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

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

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Gathering My Wits

Artist: Linda Baker-Cimini
Start Date: June 6, 2019
End Date: July 10, 2019
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: ninasnook.com

Linda's pen and ink drawings continue to find their way into the hearts and minds of many, where they create smiles and a little more laughter. Her most recent musings, ponderings, and miscellaneous tangents spring from imaginary worlds far beyond Franklin County. Nina's Nook is at 125A Avenue A, next to the Black Cow Burger Bar.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Ware Exhibits/Events

The Life And Works Of Elizabeth Howe Lincoln

Artist: Elizabeth Howe Lincoln
Start Date: May 1, 2019
End Date: June 29, 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 is proud to feature the original works of Elizabeth (Betty) Howe Lincoln during the months of May and June. Reminiscent of days gone by, Betty Lincoln's work captures life in the Quabbin Valley during the heyday of small-town America. Beloved art teacher at Ware High School finishing her career in art education at Wilbraham-Monson Academy. Accomplished artist for eight decades. Betty died in 2011 at the age of 93. Don't miss your chance to purchase a piece of history.

Contact: Cindy Allen Bourcier
artworks@workshop13.org
413-277-6909

 

Craft Fairs & Open Studios & Pop-up Shops

Artist's Studio Supply & Surplus Sale

Artists: Hilltown Arts Alliance
Date: Sunday, June 23, 11am-3pm
Location Name: Knights of Columbus Hall
Address: 47 Boltwood Walk
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.facebook.com/events/2364613470253270

Local artists will be selling, trading, or swapping supplies and materials that they no longer use or need. Some items offered for free! Potential items may include canvases, fiber, fabric, paints, frames, easels, beads, and tools. Artists may also sell seconds or discontinued art. Held at the Knights of Columbus Hall (47 Boltwood Walk). Entrance in the rear, next to the rear entrance of Judie's Restaurant. Presented in partnership with the Amherst Center Cultural District.

 

Hilltown Open Studio Tour

Artists: Hilltown Arts Alliance
Date: June 22-23, 10am-5pm both days
Location Name: Tour Hub: Community House Gallery, 33 Main Street, Cummington
Address: see website for map and artist locations
City/Town: Multiple towns: Plainfield, N.Chester, Cummington, Worthington, Chesterfield
Website: hilltownartsalliance.org/open-studio-tour

Get a glimpse into the creative process and inspiring spaces of 29 talented Hilltown artists working in 24 Studios in over 11 diverse mediums. The tour is set amid the mountain views and streams of Western Mass rural splendor. There is no cost for the tour, but many artists will have work for sale. This year we are excited to host several of our artists at the William Cullen Bryant Homestead along with a very special Farm-to-Table Dinner to conclude the wonderful weekend. Please join us!

Contact: Kevin O'Connor
hilltownarts@gmail.com
917-757-6535

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

From Seed to Fruition: 2019 Western Massachusetts Biennial

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

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

 

The Burnett Gallery

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

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

Contact: Elisa Campbell
elisa.campbell@umass.edu

 

6th Annual Juried Show at Gallery A3

Sponsoring Group Name: Gallery A3
Deadline: June 21
Submission Fees: $35 for 2 images, $10 each for three additional
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com/juried-show.html

Open to all artists 18 and older in MA, CT, RI, VT, NH, Maine, NY, NJ, PA, and DC. Artists of all backgrounds and working in all media are encouraged to apply. Work must not exceed 26" in width, including framing. Sculpture must not exceed 18 lbs and 26" in any dimension. All artwork must be ready to install. Show dates: August 1-31, opening reception August 1, 5-8 pm. The juror for this year's exhibition is Donnabelle Casis. See website for more information and to apply.

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

 

Shelburne Arts Co-op openings for jewelers, potters, and woodworkers

Sponsoring Group Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Deadline: ongoing
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

Shelburne Arts Co-op, a thriving fine art/craft gallery, has openings for jewelers, potters creating colorful functional ware, and woodworkers. Working member and consignor opportunities available. See website for application processes or contact by email with questions.

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

 

Monster Arts Project IV

Sponsoring Group Name: Monster Arts Project, ECA, MAP, Eastworks
Deadline: June 30
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/MonsterArtsProject

Monster Arts Project returns for its forth year! We're excited to bring this amazing show back to Eastworks and would love monster artists to join our fun group. This year's theme is turn of the century London city street and curio shop. Art must be made for the show specifically, and must be related to monsters/imaginary creatures. Art can be in any medium you work in. Please submit examples, websites, instagram, etc. to the contact, and contact me for further information.

Contact: Sloan Tomlinson
sloan@sloantomlinson.com
413-923-8923

 

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

 

Open Call for Female or Female Identifying Photographers

Sponsoring Group Name: Underexposed Magazine
Deadline: July 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Pioneer Valley area
Website: underexposedmagazine.tumblr.com

Underexposed Magazine is an online magazine curated by Davìda Carta, and it is dedicated to showcasing and promoting fine art photography made by women. If you are a female or female identifying photographer, submit a photo in low resolution, and a link to your website, along with some info about your project.

Contact: Davida Carta
underexposedphotos@gmail.com

 

Classes & Workshops

Figure Drawing Fridays in Northampton

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

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

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

 

Stained Glass Workshop / Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Sunday, July 14, 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 for same class: July 21, August 18.

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

 

Watercolor Seascapes with Deborah Rubin

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

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

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

 

Fine Art Soft Pastel Workshop with Rebecca Clark

Date & Time: Sundays, 2-4pm, June 23, July 28, August 18
Fee: $25 includes all your materials
Class Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

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

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, July 20, 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 after July 20 is September 28.

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

 

Open Studio Summer Clay Pass

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

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

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

 

Artist Workshops with Lorna Ritz

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

Technical and Aesthetic Instruction: A critical approach to your painting and drawing. A year long series of six weekly three-hour classes, both landscape and figure. Lorna encourages artists to ask questions on paper or canvas with curiosity, rather than stating only what the eye perceptually sees. The eye, instead, moves around and not just on the object being drawn or painted, so that movement is created through color relationships. questions: lenajenny3@yahoo.com

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

 

Fiber Frolic

Date & Time: 9am-3pm daily, July 1-5
Fee: $325 (+ $50 materials fee)
Class Location: Fabric of Life
Address: 80 Bassett Road
City/Town: Shelburne
Website: www.fabric-of-life.org/programs/weaving-for-young-people

Fiber Frolic is an inter-generational program for the young - and young at heart - to delve into the world of weaving through active play, story, movement, and activity. Would your child like to spend a week in a beautiful natural setting, unplugged, picnicking, playing hoops and other old-fashioned games in addition to weaving on hand looms both big and small in our barn studio? Would you? Come join us! Adult family and friends are encouraged to participate alongside their young weavers.

Contact: Jennifer Martin
jennifer@fabric-of-life.org

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Holyoke: Studio at Paper City Studios

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

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

Contact: brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

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