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This Week's Newsletter: November 28, 2023

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
November 28, 2023
Issue #795

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Featured Listings:

Cottage Street December Open Studios

Date: December 2, 3, & 9, 10am-5pm
Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: cottagestreetstudios.com

Located in the heart of the Easthampton Cultural District, Cottage Street Studios hosts its annual December Open Studios Event! A talented group of more than 40 local fine artists and makers will offer a creative selection of gifts and fine art for home, family, and friends in all price ranges. Meet the artists, see where the magic happens, learn how things are made, and find that special gift or treasure that will last a lifetime. Every studio tells a story.

Contact: Ellen Koteen
ellen27louise@yahoo.com
413-210-5141

 

Small Wonders Holiday Show & Sale

Artists: members of Gallery A3
Start Date: December 7, 2023
End Date: December 30, 2023
Reception Date: Thursday, December 7, 5-7pm
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 2-7pm (closed 12/24)
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Gallery A3's Holiday Show and Sale SMALL WONDERS features small-scale works of art created by current members of a contemporary cooperative gallery. Original artwork includes paintings, prints, photographs, collages, and assemblages. All pieces are appealingly small, with none larger than 10 by 10 inches. Prices range from $50-$150. All are Cash & Carry. Image: Evelyn Pye, Immersion.

Contact: Sue Katz
suekatzart@gmail.com

 

Beginning Stained Glass at Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio

Date & Time: December 2, 10am-3:30pm
Fee: $125
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, suite 229
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher or 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. The perfect class for students with no experience or intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels welcome. Glass and supplies are included in the tuition and the use of all tools. More dates for same class: Dec 3, 16, 17; Jan 13, 14, 27, 28.

Contact: Heather McLean
Info@DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com
413-559-1010

 

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

A Simple Circle / Gem Tactics-Practicing Sands

Artists: James Gehrt, Michael Medeiros
Start Date: December 2, 2023
End Date: December 30, 2023
Reception Date: December 10, 1-4pm
Location: Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 9am-5:15pm, Tue & Thur 9am-8:15pm, Sun 1-5:15pm
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: joneslibrary.org/204/Burnett-Gallery

A joint exhibit by photographer and archivist James Gehrt and multimedia artist Michael Medeiros explores the impact of the 19th century on our own era through the lenses of historic photography and the home and landscape of poet Emily Dickinson. The grand opening of the exhibit on Sunday, December 10, 1-4pm, will feature a baking demonstration using Dickinson’s own recipe for black cake, a molasses-rich fruit cake typically baked for the winter holiday season.

Contact: Michael Medeiros
brassica13@gmail.com
508-951-8538

 

Looking Back/Looking Forward: How Loretta Yarlow Shaped the University Museum of Contemporary Art

Date: Monday, December 4, 4:30-6:30pm
Location: Old Chapel, UMass
Address: 144 Hicks Way
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fac.umass.edu/UMCA

An in-depth look at the history and mission of the UMCA during former director Loretta Yarlow’s tenure. Created by local filmmaker Kate Geis and including interviews with students, faculty, artists, and curators, the film features key exhibitions from the last 18 years and shows how the museum has made a lasting impact on our community. Everyone is invited. Refreshments and a cash bar.

Contact: 413 545-3672

 

Small Wonders Holiday Show & Sale

Artists: members of Gallery A3
Start Date: December 7, 2023
End Date: December 30, 2023
Reception Date: Thursday, December 7, 5-7pm
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 2-7pm (closed 12/24)
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Gallery A3's Holiday Show and Sale SMALL WONDERS features small-scale works of art created by current members of a contemporary cooperative gallery. Original artwork includes paintings, prints, photographs, collages, and assemblages. All pieces are appealingly small, with none larger than 10 by 10 inches. Prices range from $50-$150. All are Cash & Carry. Image: Evelyn Pye, Immersion.

Contact: Sue Katz
suekatzart@gmail.com

 

Artist's Choice

Artist: Gallery A3 artists
Start Date: November 2, 2023
End Date: December 20, 2023
Location: GoBerry 'n Cream
Hours: Mon-Wed 4-9pm, Thurs-Sat 1-10pm, Sun 1-9pm
Address: 328 Amity Street 1E
City/Town: Amherst
Website: goberryncream.com

Relax and enjoy a new exhibit from Gallery A3 while savoring a locally sourced frozen yogurt or ice cream. Image: GREEN ARC, photograph, Laura Holland, $150.

 

Original Paintings

Artist: Ali Moshiri
Start Date: November 1, 2023
End Date: December 1, 2023
Location: 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/Ali-moshiri

Moshiri's work is based on observations from nature, primarily landscape. His work over the past fifteen years, while still based on these observations, has veered toward abstraction, though he does not see it as such. Moshiri explains: "The ultimate result is that of the paint and the painted surface, in an attempt to capture its own nature with only minor hints or references to anything external to the painting."

Contact: Katie Bete
Katie@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197

 

Color of Light

Artist: Peter Mishkin
Start Date: November 2, 2023
End Date: November 30, 2023
Location: Hall Gallery at the Jewish Community of Amherst
Hours: Tue-Thur 10am-4pm, Wed 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-3pm & 5:30-7:30pm, Sat 10:30am-12:30pm
Address: 472 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: jcamherst.org

Peter Mishkin returns to the Hall Gallery after 14 years. Mishkin's still life and abstract paintings are vibrantly alive, immersed in color, daring and inventive, and totally engaging. Twenty oils on canvas for this exhibition from over 1000 by the artist are curated by Carol Anne Kaminsky, JCA and Michael Tillyer, NEVAmuseum. All of the artworks are affordably available for sale.

Contact: 413-256-0160

 

EXPRESSIONS FROM NATURE: Past and Present

Artist: Janet W. Winston
Start Date: November 2, 2023
End Date: December 2, 2023
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 2-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Nature in up-close detail and in far-distant vistas inspire Janet W. Winston's interpretations of landscapes of the Middle East, the American South West, and New England. The play of light, shadow, and space along with Winston's characteristic use of harmonious colors, shapes, and gestural strokes unite all the paintings as they lean towards expressive abstraction. Image: When Autumn Flares Forth

Contact: Janet W. Winston
janetawinston@gmail.com

 

Creatures Among Us: A Macro Journey Through Your Backyard

Artist: Renee Hill
Start Date: November 1, 2023
End Date: November 30, 2023
Location: Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: joneslibrary.org/inpersonburnett

Come and get an up close and personal view of some of the little creatures that share our world. Renee Hill's macro photography will open your eyes to the details of things you may have never seen - even in your own backyard. Exhibit runs through the month of November.

Contact: Renee Hill
rphotoadventures@gmail.com

 

Displaced: Radia Adon's "Strangeness"

Artist: Radia Adon
Start Date: September 22, 2023
End Date: December 10, 2023
Location: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 12-4pm, 1st Thursdays until 8pm
Address: UMass, 151 Presidents Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fac.umass.edu/umca

Raida Adon's 2018 large-scale video installation Strangeness invokes experiences of displacement, as well as enduring journeys in search of Home. Interweaving a rich array of archetypal, historical, and biographical threads, Strangeness creates riveting audiovisual fabrics, which reflect human fragility and resilience, agony, and hope. The work unveils harsh truths about our broken world through the prism of Adon's unique, unbridled imagination.

Contact: Amanda Herman
aaherman@umass.edu

 

Artists, Born Elsewhere: Selections from the UMCA's Permanent Collection

Start Date: September 22, 2023
End Date: December 10, 2023
Location: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 12-4pm, 1st Thursdays until 8pm
Address: UMass, 151 Presidents Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fac.umass.edu/umca

Features works from UMCA's permanent collection by artists who immigrated to the U.S. and have had a lasting impact on American culture. The issue of immigration to this country has become ever more central to public discourse, and the flow of ideas and people with varied backgrounds and experiences is a consistent source of innovation and creativity.

Contact: Amanda Herman
aaherman@umass.edu

 

Dialogue with a Collection

Artist: Susan Yard Harris
Start Date: September 22, 2023
End Date: December 10, 2023
Location: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 12-4pm, 1st Thursdays until 8pm
Address: UMass, 151 Presidents Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fac.umass.edu/umca

Dialogue with a Collection is part of an ongoing exhibition series where work by local artists is juxtaposed with works from the museum's collection of more than 3,800 contemporary prints, drawings, and photographs. This year, drawings by Susan Yard Harris are installed alongside prints by Edda Renouf from the UMCA's collection. The exhibition explores the formal and conceptual concerns that parallel both artists' work, exploring texture, structures, and the very process of making art.

Contact: Amanda Herman
aaherman@umass.edu

 

Selective Memory

Artist: Moray Hillary
Start Date: September 15, 2023
End Date: December 1, 2023
Location: Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Mon-Tue & Thur-Fri 1-5pm, Wed 1-7pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umassfineartscenter.org/hampden

Selective Memory transforms the gallery into an immersive environment and travelogue. It forms a complex installation that consists of a large series of miniature paintings upon vintage car wing mirrors. The mirrors are fitted to the walls at various heights and angles throughout the space, creating a constellation of intricate imagery. Each painting depicts detailed observations, or artificial reflections.

Contact: Sally Curcio
sallycurcio@umass.edu
413-545-0680

 

Ways of Seeing

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 15, 2023
End Date: December 1, 2023
Location: Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Mon-Tue & Thur-Fri 1-5pm, Wed 1-7pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umassfineartscenter.org/hampden

A group exhibition of new works by members of Hampden Gallery's Critique Group. The group comprises western Massachusetts artists who work in photography, painting, sculpture, and digital media. Group members include internationally recognized artists as well as self-taught artists. The variety of members' experiences, processes, and materials used results in a rich and vital dynamic.

Contact: Sally Curcio
sallycurcio@umass.edu
413-545-0680

 

The Miracle Machine

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 13, 2023
End Date: December 8, 2023
Location: Augusta Savage Gallery, UMass
Hours: Mon & Tue 1-7pm, Wed-Fri 1-5pm
Address: New Africa House, 80 Infirmary Way
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umassfineartscenter.org/augusta

Led by Dr. Imo Nse Imeh, a professor of art and art history at Westfield State University, The Miracle Machine features five visual artists, including Kahli Hernandez, on the heels of his fascinating interactive solo exhibition at A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, local artist JaJa Swinton, Xavier Merkman, an art major and sophomore at Westfield State, and Omarthan Clarke (Westfield State, 2007), who is both a contributing artist and curator of this installation.

Contact: Anne Seuthe
laprade@umass.edu
413-545-5177

 

Seeping In

Artist: Elizabeth James-Perry
Start Date: September 14, 2023
End Date: January 7, 2024
Location: Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
Hours: Tue-Sun 9am-5pm, Thur 9am-10pm
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherst.edu/museums/mead/exhibitions/2023/seeping-in-coursing-through-elizabeth-james-perry

A recent Amherst College Artist-in-Residence, James-Perry centers ecological and historical inquiry through creative practices passed down from her Aquinnah Wampanoag ancestors. "Seeping In" is grounded in personal and historical experiences of the Connecticut River region, and presents new works engaging both traditional and contemporary art forms.

Contact: Charlotte Murtishaw
cmurtishaw@amherst.edu

 

Boundless

Start Date: August 29, 2023
End Date: January 7, 2024
Location: Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
Hours: Tue-Sun 9am-5pm, Thur 9am-10pm
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherst.edu/go/boundless

Boundless, curated by writer Heid E. Erdrich, presents works by Indigenous artists and writers which center story, culture, and homeland, tracing relationships between generations of artists & celebrating the persistence and abundance of Indigenous creators in the Northeast and beyond.

Contact: Charlotte Murtishaw
cmurtishaw@amherst.edu

 

Amherst Plein Air Society

Artists: Amherst Plein Air Society
Start Date: September 2, 2023
End Date: December 31, 2023
Location: The Mill District Local Art Gallery, Front Window Gallery
Hours: Sat & Sun 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
Address: 91 Cowls Road
City/Town: Amherst
Website: generalstorelocalgallery.com

The Mill District Local Art Gallery is excited to host the Amherst Plein Air Society in the Front Window Gallery. 15% of proceeds will be donated to Kestrel Land Trust. Over 30 paintings showcase the beauty of Sweet Alice Conservation Area and are available for purchase directly from the artists.

Contact: Shannon Borrell
gallery@cowls.com
413-835-0966

 

Belchertown Exhibits/Events

Landscapes

Artist: Anna Jacke
Start Date: November 3, 2023
End Date: January 3, 2024
Location: Clapp Memorial Library
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-6pm, Sat 9:30am-2pm
Address: 19 S. Main Street
City/Town: Belchertown
Website: annajackeart.com

Anna Jacke is exhibiting a series of plein air and studio landscapes painted in traditional realism. Since 2013, her work has appeared in multiple publications including Southwest Art Magazine and The Artistic Touch 6 – A Book of Watercolor Inspiration featuring the nation's leading water-colorists. She is a juried member of Oil Painters of America and California's OCPA- Online Catalog of Professional Artists. Her current exhibit is sponsored by the Quabbin Art Association of Belchertown.

Contact: Anna Jacke
studio@annajackeart.com

 

Haiku Thank You

Artist: Denise Fontaine-Pincince
Start Date: November 3, 2023
End Date: January 3, 2024
Location: Clapp Memorial Library
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-6pm, Sat 9:30am-2pm
Address: 19 S. Main Street
City/Town: Belchertown
Website: poetryandpaint.com/haiku-thank-you-collection

Denise Fontaine-Pincince has a new exhibit of her popular assemblage/poetry series, "Haiku Thank You." The collection honors the ordinary as a prayer of gratitude presented as visual poetry, combining art with haiku. Each haiku poem and corresponding piece of artwork could stand alone, but when both forces are combined a third element is born. All pieces are for sale with a softcover book accompanying the series. Her exhibit is sponsored in part by the Quabbin Art Association of Belchertown.

Contact: Denise Fontaine-Pincince
dcfontaine@yahoo.com

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Expressionistic Plein Air Paintings

Artist: Deborah Sacon
Start Date: November 9, 2023
End Date: December 9, 2023
Location: The Flying Squirrel
Hours: Thur-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 84 1/2 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: shopflyingsquirrel.com

Deborah Sacon's solo exhibit celebrates the joy of plein air painting, re-creating dynamic scenes that bridge the gap between realism and expressionism. Her recent landscapes -- painted at the edge of the sea, in the pasture among cows, in the woods beside a flowing river -- share each setting's movement and spirit. Deborah's work includes recognizable locations in the valley, some are bucolic, others will inspire your imagination. Buy original art; works range in size 8x10" to 18x24".

Contact: Deborah Sacon
debsacon@gmail.com
413-695-6475

 

My Life in France: A European Collage

Artist: David Barclay
Start Date: November 3, 2023
End Date: November 30, 2023
Location: Lathrop Community
Hours: 7 days / 9am-5pm
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: davidbarclayart.com

The exhibit with include more than 20 oil paintings of European scenes inspired by trips that I have taken over many years to France and other European countries.

Contact: Marcia Jestaedt
marciajestaedt@verizon.net
413-203-1646

 

Hand in Hand: Intergenerational Art Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 4, 2023
End Date: December 15, 2023
Location: Resilient Community Arts
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Ste #238
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: resilientcommunityarts.org

Hand in Hand showcases the talents within our community across generations, bringing together artists of all medias and ages!

Contact: info@resilientcommunityarts.org
413-342-0396

 

Flat Files Exhibition 50 Arrow Gallery

Start Date: July 1, 2023
End Date: July 2024
Location: 50 Arrow Gallery
Hours: by appt
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 244
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: 50arrowgallery.com

Showcasing the talent and diversity of perspectives within our artistic community, this collection features an impressive roster of emerging and established artists. The Flat Files exhibition provides a unique platform for artists to display their captivating creations. From paintings and drawings to prints and mixed media, the artwork represents a wide range of mediums, styles, and themes.

Contact: Jason Montgomery
jasonm@attackbearpress.com
860-214-6214

 

Ned Wagers Dibble

Artist: Ned Wagers Dibble
Start Date: June 26, 2023
End Date: June 26, 2024
Location: New City Brewery
Hours: Mon-Fri 4-11pm, Sat & Sun 12-9pm
Address: 180 Pleasant Street (behind the Paragon Building)
City/Town: Easthampton

Paintings, prints and greeting cards.

Contact: Ned Wagers Dibble
nxdnwd@gmail.com
413-768-9087

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

2023 Print Exhibition and Sale

Start Date: October 18, 2023
End Date: December 31, 2023
Location: The Sanford Gallery @ Zea Mays Printmaking
Hours: Tue-Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com/see-prints/2023-print-exhibition-and-sale

The 2023 Print Exhibition and Sale is a two-and-a-half month rotating exhibition, featuring over 200 prints from our member artists. Monotype, etching, photopolymer intaglio, screenprinting, woodcut, mixed media and more are represented in this collection, with each artist bringing their own unique practice and creative spark to their submitted prints. All prints are sized 11" x 15", unframed, and all are available for sale in person and online for $175 each, plus tax and shipping.

Contact: Kaye Carroll
kaye@zeamaysprintmaking.com
413-584-1783

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

C.R.E.A.T.E. - Creativity in Recovery Expressed Artistically Through Our Experience

Artists: The Recover Project
Start Date: November 17, 2023
End Date: December 23, 2023
Location: Artspace Community Arts Center
Hours: Thur & Fri 5-8pm, Sat 10am-1pm, closed Nov 23 & 24
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: artspacegreenfield.org/create-recovery-project thelavacenter.org

The peer recovery movement is exploding across this country and throughout the world. The fact that peer recovery has been happening in Greenfield since 2003 is a big story. Our vision is to create a net of recovery-informed organizations and individuals throughout Greenfield. This net will be ever widening, ever deepening, to allow for sustained recovery by removing barriers that exist via stigma, outdated social policies, antiquated healthcare practices, and commonplace ignorance.

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

 

Climate Crisis Community Photo Exhibit

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 10, 2023
End Date: December 31, 2023
Location: The LAVA Center
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: thelavacenter.org

This exhibition will focus our attention on our immediate surroundings, as we see evidence of weird weather, attributable to climate change. And we will start to think about ways to confront and deal with these changes. Over the course of November and December, we will be screening a series of short films, Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops, as well as a Q&A with series producer and writer, Bonnie Waltch (Nov 17th, 7pm), and two nights of our popular Climate Change Action Theatre Dec 2nd & 9th, 7pm.

Contact: humanities@thelavacenter.org
413-376-8118

 

4th Annual Community Art Show at The LAVA Center

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 4, 2023
End Date: December 30, 2023
Location: The LAVA Center
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: thelavacenter.org/art/community-art-show

This year's theme is "reclamation," guiding artists to create art from old materials or reclaim an old focus. The local artists featured this year are Laurel Carangelo, Patricia Crosby, Edite Cunhã, Allen Fowler, Daniel Hales, Julia Hamel, Drew Hutchinson, Maddy Keating, Robert Machado, Sarah Marquesen, Everett McKee, David Nader, Kaylee Pernice, Vanessa Query, Alice Thomas, Barbara J. Watts, Lindy Whiton, Diane Worth, and Cameron Wrisley.

Contact: info@thelavacenter.org
413-376-8118

 

BKFST KNGDM

Artist: Wishbone Zoe
Start Date: October 1, 2023
End Date: November 30, 2023
Location: Looky Here
Hours: Weds-Fri 12-5pm, Sat 12-3pm
Address: 28 Chapman Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: wishbonezoe.com

A show of new work by Zosia Kochanski across multiple media: paintings and drawings, animation, video, and installation. Opening and closing receptions will feature performances by Western MA artists. Keep an eye on Looky Here and Zosia's instagram accounts for details.

Contact: Zosia Kochanski
wishbonezoe@gmail.com

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Restored WPA Victory Theatre Murals at Wistariahurst Museum

Start Date: March 10, 2023
End Date: March 10, 2024
Location: Wistariahurst Museum
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: mifafestival.org/event-details/victory-theatre-mural-exhibition

For the first time since 2010, see a newly restored section of the historic Victory Theatre murals completed by conservators EverGreene Architectural Arts at Wistariahurst Museum in a year long exhibition. The Victory murals were painted in 1942 by artist Vincent Maragliotti as part of the increasingly renowned WPA (Works Project Administration) program. The MIFA/ Wistariahurst mural exhibition will include information on Maragliotti, the restoration process, and the WPA.

Contact: info@mifafestival.org
413-540-0200

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Cynthia Chamberland

Artist: Cynthia Chamberland
Start Date: December 2, 2023
End Date: December 29, 2023
Reception Date: Friday, December 8, 3:30-5:30pm
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Chamberland uses acrylics, oils, watercolors and pastels in her paintings of landscapes, water and flowers. Her love of nature and painting transcend physical, emotional, environmental and social barriers she deals with as a person with a physical disability. She has learned to adapt her painting process to be able to paint from her wheelchair with limitations in her hands and strength. She paints in plein air and from her photos at her Easthampton home studio.

Contact: Faith Kaufmann
fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org

 

Gillian Haven

Artist: Gillian Haven
Start Date: December 2, 2023
End Date: December 29, 2023
Reception Date: Friday, December 8, 3:30-5:30pm
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

I will be exhibiting oil paintings of the regional landscape, which has been my refuge and companion since my earliest days. The process of painting is a dialogue between constant flux and the search for an enduring presence. Painting is my way of paying attention and homage to a place, seeking its rhythms and discovering its visual language.

Contact: Faith Kaufmann
fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org

 

Debra Hoyle

Artist: Debra Hoyle
Start Date: December 2, 2023
End Date: December 29, 2023
Reception Date: Friday, December 8, 3:30-5:30pm
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Debra Hoyle is currently exploring mixed media using collage, monoprints, and acrylics. Her inspirations come from the beauty of the natural world, a love of history, memoir, mark making, color, texture, and the movement of energy. Debra has also worked in oils, pastels, and watercolors, and has exhibited regionally.

Contact: Faith Kaufmann
fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org

 

MICROWORKS 23: A Small Works Fundraiser of A.P.E. Alum Artists

Start Date: December 8, 2023
End Date: December 22, 2023
Reception Date: Friday, December, 8, 5-8pm (during Arts Night Out)
Location: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Wed-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org/microworks-2023.html

This exhibition will feature extra-small 2D and 3D works by over 120 artists who have graced A.P.E.’s spaces over the past 40+ years. All money raised by A.P.E. from this show will go directly to supporting future programming opportunities for artists, including ARC and our Guest Curator program. This is a salon style ‘cash-and-carry’ exhibition. All work will be priced to sell.

Contact: Kathy Couch
kathycouch@apearts.org

 

Second Friday at SCMA: Art and Focus

Date: Friday, December 8, 4-8pm
Location: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: scma.smith.edu/calendar

From 4–8pm focus your attention on details of gesture that we might observe in art. Connect your creativity to care in our interactions with each other. Get hands-on during a drop-in artmaking program! 4-7pm: Art making for all ages! Trace, draw, embellish and photograph the palm of your hands. 6pm: Explore the art on view during themed talks in the galleries. See website for more details.

 

Rushing and Standing Still: An American Collage

Artist: David Barclay
Start Date: December 1, 2023
End Date: December 29, 2023
Reception Date: Friday, December 8, 5-7pm
Location: Northampton Senior Center Hall Gallery
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton

David Barclay is inspired by the natural world. Many of his landscapes include water as a major visual element. The paintings in this exhibition depict American images ranging from Yosemite National Park’s Lower Yosemite Falls in the west to Mohegan Island off the coast of Maine and portraits of two of iconic American cars. www.davidbarclayart.com

Contact: Nancy Yesu
nyesu@northamptonma.gov
413-587-1228

 

A Mayan Harvest

Artists: GuateMaya Art and Culture Connection
Start Date: November 1, 2023
End Date: November 30, 2023
Location: River Valley Co-op
Hours: 7 days / 8am-10pm
Address: 330 N King Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: rivervalley.coop

Gratitude and reverence are fundamental qualities of the Mayan Culture. This exhibit features images of fruit, vegetables, harvesting and the market place. We work with Mayan artists around Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Our visionis to foster deeper appreciation and connection between peoples of different cultures and help to bring into being a more equitable, just and peaceful world. Sales help to support the artists and local initiatives that address poverty, health and education.

Contact: Reka Peterson
rpeterson@rivervalley.coop

 

Symbiotic Nostalgia

Artist: Liz Miller
Start Date: November 9, 2023
End Date: December 20, 2023
Location: Oresman Gallery, Hillyer Hall - Brown Fine Arts Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: Smith College, 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: sites.smith.edu/art-oresman-gallery

Using reclaimed lawn chairs and white, rubber coated shelving units, "Symbiotic Nostalgia" explores our desire to acquire such objects--and our constant need to get rid of them. Through weaving of the shelving units, the woven structures of the lawn chairs are echoed, while paint both highlights and negates the woven structures. Installed in the space, these objects create an environment that is at once familiar and surprising.

Contact: Lisa Rizzo
lrizzo@smith.edu
413-585-3102

 

The Asian Wall Series

Artist: Amanda Barrow
Start Date: November 10, 2023
End Date: November 29, 2023
Location: Rhynia Inc.
Address: 122 Main Street, lower level
City/Town: Northampton
Website: amandabarrow.net

This series of collage paintings are inspired by Barrow's numerous trips to India, and incorporate a strong sense of geometry within the underlying matrix/softness of fabric and paper. Gel Plate workshop happening Nov 26th, 1-3.30pm. Additional gallery hours: Nov 29th, 2-5pm.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
bridge.arts.1@gmail.com

 

Structures for Spaciousness

Artist: Kim Carlino
Start Date: November 10, 2023
End Date: March 1, 2024
Location: CLICK Workspace
Address: 9 1/2 Market Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: clickworkspace.org/events/2023/11/10/structures-for-spaciousness

Join us for the Opening Reception of Kim Carlino's "Structures for Spaciousness" on the evening of Friday, November 10th! Kim Carlino's art is based in geometric abstraction and rooted in the historical language of 20th-century abstraction exploring issues of color, form, flatness, and pattern while juxtaposing abstracted forms from nature and the environment around us to create works that find harmony in the tension of contrasting elements.

Contact: info@clickworkspace.org
413-270-3879

 

Always Evolving

Artist: Amalia FourHawks
Start Date: November 2, 2023
End Date: November 29, 2023
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Amalia FourHawks draws on her Native American background for inspiration with her work. The colors and patterns of her work come from historic beadwork, pottery and weaving designs from a multitude of Native nations.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org

 

Luminous

Artist: Cheri Cross
Start Date: November 2, 2023
End Date: November 29, 2023
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

A collection of scratchboard illustrations created by Cheri Cross. Scratchboard is a form of direct engraving where the artist uses a sharp knife to scratch off dark ink to reveal a white or colored layer beneath. Cheri uses a Japanese surgical scalpel to cut small lines and marks into the scratchboard surface so that her subjects literally "shine through" the black background.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org

 

Photography

Artist: Ellen Koteen
Start Date: November 2, 2023
End Date: November 29, 2023
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

During the process of photographing flowers, animals and landscapes, I experience joy and a sense of peace. Capturing their natural beauty in a photograph allows me to hold on to that joy and to share it with others. I delight in and am inspired by the detail, design and colors contained within nature.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org

 

Artful Bonds: Veterans and their Families

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 5, 2023
End Date: November 30, 2023
Location: NEVAmuseum, Anchor House of Artists, Gallery 1,2,3
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: neva-museum.org

Featuring work of soldiers, veterans, & family members, Artful Bonds sheds light on family connections. Artworks produced through engagement with Warriors Art Room in Easthampton. NEVAmuseum is one of many included in the citywide A Stone's Throw festival, organized by A.P.E. & Central Hampshire Veteran Services, made possible in part through support from Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Northampton Arts Council, and ARPA. More information at APEarts.org. Image: PTSD, Barry Sponder

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

Learning to Dowse

Artist: David Keanes
Start Date: November 5, 2023
End Date: November 30, 2023
Location: NEVAmuseum, Anchor House of Artists, Gallery 1,2,3
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: neva-museum.org

Kearne's large paintings fill three galleries with an experience kind of like Philip Guston meeting Pieter Bruegel meeting in an alley. According to the artist, "I think these are mostly paintings about reality congealing and coagulating into being. Just waking up in the morning, your eyes adjusting to the light, walking into and out of the woods, light changing and moving through and across space, revealing the landscape." Sculptural installation pieces add further depth to the exhibition.

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

Trouble Brewing: WWIIII paintings

Artist: Charles Miller
Start Date: November 5, 2023
End Date: November 30, 2023
Location: NEVAmuseum, Experimental Performance Arena
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: neva-museum.org

Charles Miller's chillingly prescient group of paintings called the WWIIII series will be displayed in the Performance Arena of NEVA museum. The 92 year-old painter this month, made this collection of works twenty years ago when the world was no less dangerous than it is now. While stark and grim, the life-long painter reminds us that World War is not inevitable, it is in the hands of our leaders and us to will peace.

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

Artists' World Studies

Artists: Larry Kurowski aka Larry Alice, Charles Kimball Fitts
Start Date: November 9, 2023
End Date: November 30, 2023
Location: Bumpus Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: neva-museum.org

An ongoing exhibition highlighting the artwork & lives of these two artists. In light of the of the NEVAmuseum's tagline, "artwork is only incidental to the creative hand that fashioned it," the show features artwork samples & documents tracing the inner developments of these artists. Charles Fitt's fine craft pieces are on loan from the Charles and Cybele Derby collection. Larry Alice's paintings & seven crates of life writings are donated to the museum by artist Patricia Blue who was his wife.

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

Rough Path

Artist: Amilcar Shabazz II
Start Date: November 8, 2023
End Date: November 30, 2023
Location: NEVAmuseum, Anchor House of Artists, Passway East
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: neva-museum.org

This debut show features expressionist travels, according to him, "a storm of schizophrenic activity and the way I spent my time painting seemed to distract some of the malevolent voices I heard in my head" that otherwise might have been destructive. Encouraged to draw in his youth by his father, an eminent historian and activist, he continued to develop, largely self-taught. His path to painting is spirit driven and traces his reconciliation with tribulation.

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

34th Annual Children's Illustration Celebration

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 12, 2023
End Date: January 15, 2024
Location: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-6pm, Fri 12-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: RMichelson.com

R. Michelson Galleries invites you to join us for the 34th Annual Children's Illustration Celebration.

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

 

Healing Journey 10th Anniversary

Artist: Fran Corriveau
Start Date: November 1, 2023
End Date: November 30, 2023
Location: Northampton Senior Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, Tue until 7pm
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: northamptonma.gov/2414/About-Us

This is the anniversary of my healing journey into art. It was 10 years ago that I first attempted to paint. I had no training, skills or as far as I knew any aptitude. Come and see how it all turned out. And remember, if I can paint, you can too.

Contact: Fran Corriveau
francorriveau@gmail.com
413-219-7731

 

A Stone's Throw: A festival of visual art and performance illuminating the experiences of military veterans and their families

Start Date: November 3, 2023
End Date: November 30, 2023
Location: A.P.E. Gallery and other locations
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org/a-stones-throw.html

Throughout November at various Northampton venues, A.P.E. and Central Hampshire Veteran Services will host a festival of visual arts and performance. Through the stories of veterans and their family members, "A Stone's Throw" offers a compelling and powerful window into how military service can have a ripple effect once a service member returns home--an effect that impacts the service member, their family and, more broadly, the entire community. See website for full schedule.

Contact: Mollye Maxner
mollyemaxner@apearts.org

 

Tiny Art 4 All

Start Date: October 13, 2023
End Date: December 1, 2023
Location: Northampton Rail Trail
Hours: 24/7
Address: rail trail / starts at 281 State Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: tinyartforallgallery.com

The Tiny Art 4 All Gallery project announces Artist Cohort 3! We are thrilled to highlight a participatory installation of Artist Trading Cards from Northampton High School Honors Art Students in collaboration with their art teacher, Louise Martindell. Also on view is the work of Nikki Gardner, Angela Zammarelli, Sandy Wright, and Kelsey Socha-Bishop. There are 5 sites on the rail trail between King Street and Bridge Road. Gallery 1 is at the rail trail entrance at 281 State Street.

Contact: Kim Carlino
kimcarlino@gmail.com
413-695-3514

 

Select Collection Walking Tour

Start Date: October 13, 2023
End Date: December 31, 2023
Location: The New England Visionary Artists Museum at the Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Launched out of the Anchor House of Artists in 2017, the newly incorporated nonprofit, the New England Visionary Artists Museum, hosts the visions of over 200 artists, living and deceased. Our driving mission is to view artwork as incidental to the hand of the creative mind and to let the artist speak through it. Walk on through and find a supply of things to see and thoughts to ponder here.

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

Multiplying Power: Image as Protest in Prints and Photographs

Start Date: March 24, 2022
End Date: January 2024
Location: Smith College Museum of Art
Hours: Tue-Sun 11am-4pm
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: scma.smith.edu/art/exhibitions/multiplying-power-image-protest-prints-and-photographs

This installation displays a range of prints and photographs from the SCMA collection whose circulation documents and sparks social change. Primarily made in the United States during the 20th and 21st century, these works engage with issues of racial justice, civil rights, gay liberation, feminism, Indigenous land rights, and environmental justice, among others.

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

 

Palmer Exhibits/Events

2023 Plein Air Exhibit

Artists: Quabbin Art Association
Start Date: November 1, 2023
End Date: November 30, 2023
Location: Palmer Public Library
Hours: Mon 10am-5pm, Tue-Thur 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-2pm
Address: 1455 N Main Street
City/Town: Palmer

The show features artwork painted "en plein air" in various mediums including oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, pencil and pen & ink. The exhibit is located in the Meeting Room. Many of the pieces are for sale and can be purchased directly from the artists.

Contact: info@quabbinartassociation.com

 

Plainfield Exhibits/Events

Considering Clouds

Artist: Susanna White
Start Date: November 7, 2023
End Date: November 30, 2023
Location: Shaw Memorial Library
Hours: Tue 2-8pm, Thur 5-8pm, Sat 9am-12pm
Address: 312 East Main Street
City/Town: Plainfield
Website: plainfield-ma.us/p/16/Library

Considering Clouds is a collection of paintings by artist Susanna White exclusively about clouds and her response to them, using them as an artistic exploration of light, form, abstraction and realism. The opening will include an artist's talk about her work. Susanna White is an active working artist and a teacher, teaching both privately and in group workshops. She will be leading a Plein Air workshop next June at Snow Farm.

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

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Peace, Joy, and Art

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 22, 2023
End Date: January 29, 2024
Location: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Mon & Wed-Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: shelburneartscoop.com

For many artists, the creative process brings peace and joy, not only to themselves but also to the viewers and recipients of their work. This exhibit includes paintings, prints, photographs, jewelry, glass, sculpture, collage, leatherwork, wearable and decorative fiber, and holiday ornaments, all created with these goals in mind.

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

 

The Antique Future

Artist: Christin Couture
Start Date: November 1, 2023
End Date: December 30, 2023
Location: Art in the Hall / Art Bank building
Hours: by chance or appt
Address: 22 Bridge Street, 2nd floor
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: redtidebluefire.com/Predellas

A surreal immanence inhabits three long horizontal landscape paintings in battered vintage frames spanning three decades. Two contain mysterious figures and one has nobody at all (nods to Masaccio and Julio Cortázar): A Continuity of Parks; The Werewolf's Fashion Show; and Expulsion from the Garden/Rosehall. Originating in the early Italian Renaissance, predellas were long horizontal paintings on the lower part of an altarpiece and usually depicted the lives of the saints.

Contact: Rose Hall
Redtidebluefire@gmail.com
413-625-0137

 

On the Land

Artist: Charles Malzenski
Start Date: November 3, 2023
End Date: December 31, 2023
Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: daily 11am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: SalmonFallsGallery.com

Artist Charles Malzenski is a painter of representational landscapes, non-representational work including color field and minimalist studies, and conceptual work including dowsing, drawing on the ground, and altering and arranging landscape elements. On the Land features those representational landscapes and Malzenski's mastery of the medium- timeless, sweeping landscapes where one gets lost in clouds and trees, and where sunlight and shadow become active elements in still images.

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

 

Southampton Exhibits/Events

Smoky Mountain Landscapes

Artist: Rosemary Polletta
Start Date: November 12, 2023
End Date: December 8, 2023
Reception Date: December 8
Location: Robert Floyd Gallery & Learning Center
Hours: Sun & Tue-Wed 1-5pm, and by chance or appt
Address: 2 East Street @ Rt. 10/ College Highway
City/Town: Southampton
Website: floydgallery.com

Rosemary Polletta captures the spirit of the Smokies in her NEW exhibit. Her images convey a sense of place that is uniquely strong. Rosemary's 23 images are cohesive yet stand on their own brilliantly. Her having gifted seeing is a delightfully refreshing benefit for the viewer. Her exhibit is a must-see and her best work for this award-winning photographer. Image: One Orange Tree © 2022 Rosemary Polletta

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Ways of My Ancestors: We are Nipmuc. We are the Freshwater People

Start Date: September 2, 2023
End Date: February 25, 2024
Location: Springfield Science Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: artlink.click/098015

A new installation celebrating the resilient, rich, and diverse culture of the Nipmuc People, featuring photography by Scott Strong Hawk Foster and Andre StrongBearHeart Gaines, Jr.

Contact: Michelle M. Murphy
mmurphy@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

As They Saw It: Women Artists Then & Now

Start Date: October 14, 2023
End Date: January 14, 2024
Location: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/as-they-saw-it-women-artists-then-now

About women, by women, and curated by women, "As They Saw It"celebrates the vision and creativity of American women artists working across three centuries. The exhibition emphasizes varied experiences and approaches to artmaking, while pushing back against the underrepresentation of women in the arts. The 60+ works showcase how women--despite social, economic, and cultural barriers--express their identities and shape their "herstories" through artistic expression.

Contact: Michelle M. Murphy
mmurphy@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

Paintings

Artist: Tamara Fricke
Start Date: September 28, 2023
End Date: December 31, 2023
Location: Baystate Arts Alive Gallery at Baystate Medical Center
Hours: daily 8am-8pm
Address: 759 Chestnut Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: tiktok.com/@fricnotfrac/video/7284686881470729518

The complexity of nature has allowed Tamara Fricke to work through the difficult to find beauty in the stilled moments painted. Leveraging color theory and texture, Fricke began with poppies as a study of light and gradually expanded her repertoire to complete the collection presented. Paintings are displayed behind the Gift Shop in the Daly building. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Baystate Health Foundation that supports children and cancer programs in the region.

Contact: Tamara Fricke
tamara.fricke@gmail.com
413-657-6121

 

Journey Through the Eyes of an Artist

Artist: Richard Roy
Start Date: October 7, 2023
End Date: December 30, 2023
Location: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: by appt
Address: 235 State Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: artforthesoulgallery.com

Richard Roy is a master painter, sculptor and hand engraver. Roy has been a member of The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts for greater than 30 years and has appeared in numerous periodic publications as well as received recognition from venues including the Wadsworth Athenaeum, Frederic Remington Museum, and others. Richard has also been a mentor to his daughter Monique who has inherited his passion for the arts and the beauty of nature. The two artists share space in this exhibition.

Contact: Emily Munsell
emilyartforthesoul@gmail.com
413-301-6314

 

Latinos en SPRINGFIELD, Presente y Pasado / Latinos in SPRINGFIELD, Past and Present

Start Date: September 30, 2023
End Date: March 3, 2024
Location: Wood Museum of Springfield History
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/latinos-en-springfield-presente-y-pasado-latinos-in-springfield-past-and-present

Explore the history of Springfield's vibrant Latino community from its early roots in the city in the 1940s to the present day. This selection of historic photographs highlights the groundbreaking efforts of Latino community leaders and celebrates Springfield's Latino culture. The images on exhibit feature the work of photographer Ed Cohen and as well as Latino community members

Contact: Michelle M. Murphy
mmurphy@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

A Gathering: Works from Contemporary Black American Ceramic Artists

Artists: group show
Start Date: September 23, 2023
End Date: March 24, 2024
Location: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/a-gathering-works-from-contemporary-black-american-ceramic-artists

The first traveling museum exhibition to focus on Black ceramic artists working today. The artworks in this exhibition demonstrate a range of techniques, exploring topics of historical and contemporary relevance. Understanding the role of clay in carrying ancestral and cultural knowledge from Africa to the Americas, several artists use their medium to explore history, including histories of enslavement, as well as heritage and identity.

Contact: Michelle M. Murphy
mmurphy@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

Artifice

Artist: Priya N. Green
Start Date: April 15, 2023
End Date: December 31, 2023
Location: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/artifice-new-paintings-priya-n-green

Springfield artist Priya N. Green uses painting to grapple with the human condition, exploring concepts such as how we see and understand the world. She often uses found images and film stills as source material for her paintings. Green's most recent body of work, which she started while spending time at home in the early days of the Coronavirus pandemic, draws on her experience of absorbing news and information through electronic devices and screens.

Contact: info@springfieldmuseums.org

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Junior Duck Stamps

Artists: young students in grades K-12
Start Date: December 6, 2023
End Date: January 16, 2024
Location: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: Tue 10am-4pm, Wed-Sun 10am-5pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

See the top Massachusetts youth entries for the 2023 Junior Duck Stamp competition in the Great Hall. This state-wide art contest by students from Kindergarten to High School heightens awareness of the importance of preserving wetland habitats and the delights of wildlife. See the exhibit and then enjoy scavenger hunts and crafts in the Great Hall at a self-guided investigation station all about ducks and waterfowl. You can make your own Junior Duck Stamp too!

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

 

Paintings + Prints

Artist: Amy Chilton
Start Date: November 3, 2023
End Date: February 29, 2024
Location: LOOT found + made
Hours: Wed 11am-4pm, Thur & Fri 11am-5pm, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm
Address: 62 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: loottheshop.com

Amy Chilton will be showing her colorful geometric paintings and a selection of fine art prints.

Contact: hello@loottheshop.com
413-863-9500

 

Migrations Exhibit & Day of the Dead Altar

Start Date: October 6, 2023
End Date: November 30, 2023
Location: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: Tue 10am-4pm, Wed-Sun 10am-5:30pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

Migrations paintings celebrate the human and natural diversity of the upper Connecticut River Valley and the Americas. Colorful works depict scenes integral to village life, Mayan culture, and the history of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Curated by GuateMaya Art and Culture Connection.

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

 

Ware Exhibits/Events

Beautiful Little Things

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 18, 2023
End Date: December 17, 2023
Location: ArtWorks Gallery
Hours: Sat & Sun 1-4pm
Address: 69 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org/exhibitions/beautiful-little-things-gallery

A small works show! Purchase a Beautiful Little Thing and take it home the same day. Image: "Holiday Beets" by Janet Pozar.

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

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

ArtWorks Westfield Downtown WinterWalk

Date: Saturday, December 9, 10am-4pm
Location: Gaslight District Downtown Westfield
Address: Elm Street between Court Street and Franklin Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: artworkswestfield.com

ArtWorks Downtown WinterWalk, a hybrid of traditional urban art walks and elements of the European outdoor winter markets, featuring art, music, shopping, dining, in-store demos and exhibitions, spread out across downtown Westfield from Franklin to Court Streets and all points in between. Take a leisurely stroll through the heart of the city to experience awesome art work by local and regional artists; live music; Art in Unusual Places; The Nook Night Market; Art Along School and way more!

Contact: Bill Westerlind
wfwjr@yahoo.com
413-335-6976

 

Inspired: Two Centuries of Westfield Art

Start Date: November 6, 2023
End Date: January 13, 2024
Location: Westfield Athenaeum
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-8pm, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: westath.org

The Westfield Athenaeum and Westfield on Weekends is excited to announce the opening of the art exhibit, "Inspired: Two Centuries of Westfield Art." This exhibit, which will be shown at two sites, the Rand Art Gallery of the Athenaeum, and Westfield on Weekends' location in the Rennova Building, will feature more than 30 artists who have made Westfield home. Included in the show will be a variety of landscapes, still-life compositions, interior scenes, and modern abstractions.

 

Westhampton Exhibits/Events

Two Friends Painting: Plein Air Paintings From The Pioneer Valley

Artists: Georgie Runkle, Susanna White
Start Date: October 3, 2023
End Date: November 29, 2023
Location: Westhampton Public Library Community Room
Hours: Mon 2-8pm, Tue & Wed 9am-12pm & 1-5pm, Thur 2-8pm, Sat 10am-1pm
Address: 1 North Road
City/Town: Westhampton
Website: westhampton-ma.com/westhampton-public-library

This show is the result of painting friendship that has taken these two painters to various locations around the Pioneer Valley from Holyoke's Pulaski Park to Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, to Westhampton, Southampton and more. They've painted as often as the two could manage during the warmer weather. They share bold, colorful palettes and views, yet create totally different realities. The exhibit is the culmination of the past two years of their efforts.

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

 

Online Exhibits/Events

The Dreamweavers

Artist: Lachlan Thompson
Start Date: June 30, 2023
End Date: December 30, 2023
Location: Online via Astral Cherry Healing Arts
City/Town: Northampton
Website: astralcherryart.com/dreamweavers-exhibition

Existing in the realm between folklore, myth, and our embodied realities The Dreamweavers is the culmination of 42 hours of interviews with queer, trans, and Two Spirit survivors of abuse, sexual violence, and relationship violence about their healing journeys and relationship to themselves. These stories were then collaboratively transformed into tarot cards using imagery and portraiture that is personally significant and emblematic of each survivors' experience, identity, and insight.

Contact: Lachlan Thompson
astralcherryart@gmail.com

 

Craft & Maker Fairs / Open Studios / Pop-ups / Festivals

Lowbrow Craft Fair

Date: Saturday, December 9, 11am-5pm
Location: First Churches Northampton
Address: 129 Main Street (entrance across from Iron Horse)
City/Town: Northampton
Website: fb.me/e/7ZX3K1E0F

Come join 25+ artists and crafters with a wide range of unique, quirky, fun handmade goods for a craft fair unlike any other in the Valley. December 9 from 11 to 5pm (no early birds before 11am, please). We ask our vendors to have roughly 1/2 to 1/4 of their goods be priced at $20 and under. We'll have knitted and sewn things, pottery and home goods, resin work, posters, prints, cards, stickers, monster hats, and much more. Entrance across from the Iron Horse; wheelchair accessible.

Contact: lowbrowfair@gmail.com

 

Lucy Fagella Pottery Open Studio & Seconds Sale

Date: December 9 & 10, 10am-4pm both days
Location: Lucy Fagella Pottery
Address: 86 Leyden Road
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: lucyfagella.com

Lucy Fagella will open her pottery studio to the public for the weekend of December 9th and 10th. Lucy will have new pottery for sale and lots of pottery seconds at deeply discounted prices. Come and meet the maker, watch pottery demonstrations, and enjoy cookies and hot cider!

Contact: Lucy Fagella
lucyfagella@gmail.com
413-522-8370

 

Pushcart Hanukkah Craft Market

Date: Sunday, December 3, 12-5pm
Location: CitySpace
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: cityspaceeasthampton.org/all-events/#/events/69766

Featuring 20+ Jewish artists, craftspeople, zinesters, healers & more. Live klezmer music & snacks including knishes babka, pickles & other Jewish treats! Masks required.

 

Saturday Holiday Salons

Date: Saturdays, 12-3pm, December 2, 9 & 16
Location: The LAVA Center
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: thelavacenter.org/saturday-holiday-salon

Popup art salon and marketplace featuring local vendors, artisans and craftspeople selling locally-made wares. Come on out for art, community, and unique and 100% local holiday gifts! Plus live music with Michael Nix, storytime and crafts with Mrs. Claus.

Contact: info@thelavacenter.org

 

Paper City Open Studios

Date: December 9 & 10, 12-5pm
Location: Paper City Studios
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke

Eat. Drink. Shop for affordable holiday gifts. Artists: Phyllis Labanowski (shrines, water blessings, prints on paper), Liz Folk (rugs, pillows, character illustrations) and Maryanne Benns (fine arts and crafts mostly in clay). On Saturday only: Nalini Goordial (spice mixes and tisanes). On Sunday only: Chelvanaya Gabriel (paintings, journals, flash art) and Ancient Ponies Farms (teas, watercolors, wool). PULP Gallery will be open. Sorry our scrappy little building does NOT have an elevator.

Contact: Phyllis Labanowski
phyllislabanowski@comcast.net
413-320-7986

 

Northampton Holiday Craft Walk

Date: Saturday, December 9, 10am-5pm
Location: downtown Northampton
Address: various locations
City/Town: Northampton

Coming out for a show? Make it a HOLIDAY CRAFT WALK. 4 amazing fairs close by to one another -- so much clever, crafty holiday awesomeness! Western Mass Makers Market @ Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley Street (10am-4pm, masks required 10-11am). Queer Winter Makers Market @ The Majestic Saloon, 24 Main Street (12-5pm, masks required). Lowbrow Craft Fair @ First Churches, 129 Main Street (11am-5pm). Curated Craft @ The Dirty Truth, 29 Main Street (10am-4pm).

Contact: lowbrowfair@gmail.com

 

Yet Another Queer Pop-up Market

Date: December 2, 10am-5pm
Location: Florence Civic Center
Address: 90 Park Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: yet-another-queer-pop-up-market.mailchimpsites.com

For our first market we will be hosting approximately 20 makers of all different genres of making! We are a fledgling pop-up market centering LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and emerging artisans and makers exploring their craft in Western MA. We believe there is always room for more spaces to support the financial success of makers in our community. Our goal is to provide the additional support we've been looking for in preparing for a craft or maker market as a newbie.

Contact: M Rudder
yetanotherqueerpopupmarket@gmail.com
413-387-2684

 

Fresh Pressed: Print & Design Holiday Party Edition

Date: Fridays, December 1, 8 & 15
Location: Paper City Clothing Co & ArteSana Studio
Address: 358 Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: papercityclothingcompany.com/post/fresh-pressed-holiday-party-edition

Design and print your own clothing + household items! Each Friday we partner with a new local designer to drop a limited-edition print: 12/1 Flylife: Springfield-based youth advocate and motivational brand creator @flylifeworldwide. 12/8 Joel Farms: Holyoke artist Joel Farms with psychedelic-inspired mixed medium works @jfarms_. 12/15 Hasani Picasso: Hip hop artist with clothing line Picasso Apparel born and raised in Holyoke @hasanipicasso. Free, all welcome! Print items start at $5.

Contact: katy moonan
info@papercityclothingcompany.com
413-588-2013

 

St. Mary's Guild 42nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair

Date: Saturday, December 2, 9am-3pm
Location: St. Mary's Academy Gym
Address: 56 Hopkins Place
City/Town: Longmeadow
Website: stmarylong.org

A festive event with unique crafts, gifts & holiday decor, featuring: 35 of the area's finest artists and craftsmen; huge raffle baskets, each worth over $200, with themes like Scratch Tickets, Health & Wellness, Italian, Gourmet Chef, Gift Certificates, Wines & more - winners need not be present; giant book sale, gourmet baked goods sale, coffee bar & bistro cafe serving hot soup & sandwiches.

Contact: Sara Brewster
skbrew6766@gmail.com
563-528-0416

 

Leverett Crafts ands Arts Holiday Sale

Date: December 2 & 3, 9 & 10
Location: Leverett Crafts and Arts Building
Hours: Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: leverettcraftsandarts.org

25th Annual Holiday sale, featuring ceramics by Mudpie Potters studio, and graphic & fabric art, and paintings by LCA studio members. A little off the beaten track in scenic Leverett center, but the quality is more than worth the short drive.

Contact: John Varner
johnsvarner@msn.com
413-345-1146

 

Holiday Open House & Festive Market

Date: December 2 & 3, 11am-3pm
Location: Wistariahurst Museum
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: wistariahurst.org/events/holiday-open-house-festive-market

During this captivating weekend, our beloved museum will be beautifully decorated with the season's splendor and festive cheer as we welcome you into our decked halls. People of all ages will be able to enjoy holiday story time, an exciting festive model train, sample tasty treats, and groove to your favorite holiday tunes! A festive market with local vendors will offer an array of products including art, delicious treats, jewelry, and many other amazing items!

 

Cottage Street December Open Studios

Date: December 2, 3, & 9, 10am-5pm
Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: cottagestreetstudios.com

Located in the heart of the Easthampton Cultural District, Cottage Street Studios hosts its annual December Open Studios Event! A talented group of more than 40 local fine artists and makers will offer a creative selection of gifts and fine art for home, family, and friends in all price ranges. Meet the artists, see where the magic happens, learn how things are made, and find that special gift or treasure that will last a lifetime. Every studio tells a story.

Contact: Ellen Koteen
ellen27louise@yahoo.com
413-210-5141

 

Art is a Gift

Start Date: November 9, 2023
End Date: December 23, 2023
Location: Old Town Hall
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: bigredframe.com/gallery

10th annual Holiday Arts & Crafts market at Old Town Hall. Thirty Arts and Crafts Makers under one roof, in the ECA and Elusie Gallery. Ideal one stop destination for your Holidays shopping. Shop local, shop artful! Art is a Gift is open when Big Red Frame is open, see website for details.

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

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

BLUE

Sponsoring Group Name: ArtWorks Gallery
Deadline: December 14
Submission/Entry Fees: $25 for up to 5 submissions
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org/exhibitions/blue-call-for-art

ArtWorks Gallery invites artists throughout the northeastern US to explore the use of the color blue and the varied psychological and symbolic meanings associated with this color. BLUE will be juried by Anne Seuthe.

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

 

ArtWorks Westfield Downtown WinterWalk

Sponsoring Group Name: ArtWorks Westfield
Deadline: December 2
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Westfield
Website: bit.ly/ArtWorksWestfieldDowntownWinterWalk

Call for new, emerging, experienced and pro artists! Downtown WinterWalk is a hybrid of the traditional urban art walk and the European Winter Market concept. Strolling, dining, exploring, buying art! Accepted media includes painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, collage, photography, printmaking, digital art, wood, glass, metal, fiber, clay, and ceramics. Email three image samples of your work, your name, medium, contact info by Dec 2nd to info@artworkswestfield.com - or use the online form.

Contact: Bill Westerlind
wfwjr@yahoo.com
413-335-6976

 

Queer/Trans Magic Zine Call for Submissions

Sponsoring Group Name: Astral Cherry Healing Arts
Deadline: December 29
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: artlink.click/3ff5f2

Astral Cherry Healing Arts is announcing the call for submissions for the second issue of the Queer/Trans Magic Zine! The zine is a growing collection creative works that explore, honor, and transform lineages of queer magic & resilience. This edition's theme is Luxuria (Desire/Lust/Luxury/Excess). This issue asks: How can we uproot and transform shameful and oppressive relationships to desire, lust, luxury, and excess into something completely new? Learn more at astralcherryart.com/blog

Contact: Lachlan Thompson
astralcherryart@gmail.com

 

4th Open Judged Virtual Photography Show

Sponsoring Group Name: The Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Deadline: February 15, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: $25 per entry
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org/about-2/friends/#FriendsPhotoShow

The Friends of the Agawam Public Library are looking for entries to their 4th Open Judged Virtual Photography Show. An online display of all accepted entries and winners to become available after March 15, 2024. Categories: Creative, Nature, Photojournalism, Pictorial. Awards: Total $1,540 -- Best in Show ($300) and 1st ($120), 2nd ($80), 3rd ($60) in each Category and 8 Honorable Mentions ($25/ea). Selection & Awards Jurors: Dave Roback and Tim Donelan. Full details and entry form on website.

Contact: Bob Kadis
r.kadis@comcast.net

 

Town of Erving Call for Paid Art: Temporary Natural Materials Sculpture

Sponsoring Group Name: Town of Erving & Erving Public Library
Deadline: December 15
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Erving
Website: erving-ma.gov/home/bids/call-art-natural-materials-sculpture

A call for artists to receive a grant for a temporary sculpture located at Erving Public Library, to be made of natural materials and fit the 2024 Summer Reading Program theme of "Read, Renew, Repeat" which features the idea of ecosystem conservation. Installation will occur prior to June 1, 2024 and remain, at minimum, through September 2024. The Town will be awarding the artist or artist teams a total of $12,000 grant funds. The call is open to any resident of the USA aged 18 years or older.

Contact: Mariah Kurtz
bids@erving-ma.gov
413-422-1105

 

2024 Shows at Lathrop Community Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: Lathrop Community Gallery
Deadline: January 31, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton

Lathrop Community Gallery seeks applications for its 2024 calendar year shows. We have No entry fees, and no commissions are taken. We can exhibit only 2-d work and have 54 linear feet of space with a height limit of 44 inches. The shows are up for 1 month and we provide help with hanging.

Contact: jmantonsen@yahoo.com

 

50 Arrow Gallery Call for Artists

Sponsoring Group Name: 50 Arrow Gallery
Deadline: open
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: 50arrowgallery.com/artists-apply

At 50 Arrow Gallery, we are committed to promoting social equity and inclusion through art. Our BIPOC-centered gallery space is dedicated to showcasing work by BIPOC artists and providing a platform for artists who may not have had access to traditional gallery spaces. We're always looking for new artists to feature in our gallery, so if you're a BIPOC artist interested in showcasing your work, please get in touch. We can't wait to see what amazing art we'll be featuring next!

Contact: info@50arrowgallery.com

 

Call for Paid Art Program Facilitators at Resilient Community Arts (RCA)

Sponsoring Group Name: Resilient Community Arts (RCA)
Deadline: December 31
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: resilientcommunityarts.org/collaborations

Resilient Community Arts (RCA) is built on the philosophy that when community members have a place to voice their experiences, to harness cultural power, and amplify their stories and what is important to them, we take steps forward together toward a more just and equitable world. We're looking to support local creatives and artisans in offering paid art-infused programs of all kinds to Western Massachusetts. If our philosophy aligns with your values, then let's get started on collaborating!

 

E-Media Art Walk Events

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton Media, Inc
Deadline: December 31
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptonmedia.org

We're looking for artists who are interested in showing their work in our office gallery. We participate in the monthly Easthampton Art Walks, and have high visibility at our location in the Eastworks Building. Our Art Walk events include live performances in our studio space (we're also looking to book performers for these events as well).

Contact: Jeff Mastroianni
director@easthamptonmedia.org
413-203-1360

 

Display your art at The LAVA Center

Sponsoring Group Name: The LAVA Center
Deadline: open
Submission/Entry Fees: no fee to apply
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org/gallery-space

We have two gallery spaces in our large, window-less space in downtown Greenfield. No windows means no sun damage, and lots of uninterrupted white space to better highlight your work. Both gallery spaces include a reception, generally on the first weekend of the month; regular public gallery hours throughout the month; marketing and promotions: a press release sent to local and regional news outlets and being featured on our website, in our email newsletter, and in social media. Full details on website.

 

ARTery

Sponsoring Group Name: City of Holyoke in collaboration with the Greater Holyoke Chamber, and Print Shop Inc
Deadline: rolling
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: forms.gle/UJrX4JAbj7gFreeL7

An art store and gallery at 289 High Street running throughout 2023 and featuring original and re-made works crafted by a diverse array of regional talent. Original artwork, handcrafted and/or up-cycled/refinished items, and locally produced artisan goods ONLY. Full details and registration form on website.

Contact: artery@holyokeart.com

 

Borgia Gallery at Elms College

Sponsoring Group Name: Elms College
Deadline: July 12, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Chicopee
Website: elms.edu/academics/humanities/borgia-gallery

The Borgia Gallery at Elms College in Chicopee is seeking artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional or small three-dimensional media to exhibit work. The gallery space is approximately 1000 square feet, and it is located in the Mary Dooley College Center. Exhibitions run from 4 to 8 weeks in length and the college provides printed marketing materials such as postcards and flyers. Interested parties should submit 10 digital images or website to scoona@elms.edu

Contact: Dr Amber Scoon
scoona@elmse.edu

 

Classes / Workshops / Seminars / Meet Ups

Marbled Holiday Ornaments with Mary Remington

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 6, 6-7pm
Fee: $30 / members receive 10% discount / sliding scale pricing available
Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

Learn how to hydro dip in this festive class and bring home an assortment of color swirled ornaments for your Holiday tree. Each person will leave with 6 ornaments. All materials included.

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

 

Winter Greenery Wreath Making with Lauren of Troubadour Mercantile

Date & Time: Friday, December 8, 6-8pm
Fee: $50 / members receive 10% discount / sliding scale pricing available
Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

Bring a few friends and join Lauren of Troubadour Mercantile for this Winter Wreath workshop. Choose to make a traditional wreath, an asymmetrical wreath, or a swag. All materials are provided including locally sourced fresh greenery. BYOB friendly! Ages: 16 to adult.

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

 

Artsy Elves Make & Take at Workshop13

Date & Time: Saturday, December 9, 10am-2pm
Fee: free
Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

Free for all ages! Take selfies with Santa and get crafty with our Artsy Elves! Enjoy Hot Cocoa, Cookie Painting, Play with Clay, and Make-n-take Holiday crafts.

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

 

Tiny Book Ornaments

Date & Time: December 7, 6:30-8:30pm; or December 9, 10am-12pm or 2-3pm; or December 14, 6:30-8:30pm
Fee: $48
Location: Antler Editions
Address: 1 Cottage Street / Studio 512
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: antlereditions.com/workshops/ornament-making

In this class we will create tiny books that hang from a loop as ornaments. These tiny books are 2x3" and contain 84 blank hand bound pages. Students will choose their spine fabric, end band color, and marbled paper. A great intro to bookbinding, all skill levels welcome, must be able to thread and handle a needle. All materials and tools will be provided. Class size 8. One-day class dates: Dec 7: 6:30-8:30pm, Dec 9: 10am-12pm, Dec 9: 2-4pm (during Open Studios), Dec 14: 6:30-8:30pm

Contact: Lisa Hersey
Lisa@antlereditions.com
413-204-2431

 

Experimental Watercolor and Collage

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8pm, December 7-21
Fee: $250
Location: The Color Collaborative
Address: Eastworks, Suite #228, 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: sharonacolor.com/shop/experimental-watercolor-and-collage8-week-session

Let it flow! This class is awesome for anyone looking to explore new territories in their own creativity. We will focus on learning and mastering watercolor and collage techniques. We will practice pouring with fluid acrylics, layering with inks, and creating multi-color gradations, and more. Students will leave with an abundance of new artworks and free-flowing creativity.

Contact: sharon leshner
sharonacolor@gmail.com
856-630-4041

 

Art for a Change: Space to Incubate and Hatch Ideas

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 6, 6-9pm
Fee: donation
Location: The Art Garden
Address: 14 Depot Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: theartgarden.org

The re-launching of a favorite program, meeting the 1st Wednesday of every month, December through May. Workshopping the ideas people bring to the table. For artists who want their creativity engaged for activism. For activists who want their work to be more creative. And for community members who want to be a part of it all. (No idea is too small or too large to work on.) Facilitated by Phyllis Labanowski and Jane Wegscheider. Simple snacks and tea provided. Feel free to bring dinner.

Contact: Phyllis Labanowski
phyllislabanowski@comcast.net
413-320-7986

 

Monotype Printing for Textile Design

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3, 10am-5pm
Fee: $325 + $30 materials fee
Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com/event/monotype-for-textile-design

Create your own design and have it digitally printed on fabric! Bring your doodles, sketches, photos and ideas and turn them into a repeating pattern through the magic of monotype printing. Each student will then get to send one design to Raspberry Creek Fabrics to be printed on the fabric of their choice. Come away with a truly unique material to make something for your home or to wear.

Contact: Kaye Carroll
kaye@zeamaysprintmaking.com
413-584-1783

 

Intermediate Stained Glass at Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio

Date & Time: Tuesday, December 12, 5:30-8:30pm
Fee: $75
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, suite 229
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

We will cover all the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. Use of all tools is included in the tuition. Glass, foil and solder will be available for purchase. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for open studio time. This class is designed for students who have completed our beginning/sun catcher class or who have equivalent experience. Next date for same class: Jan 16.

Contact: Heather McLean
Info@DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com
413-559-1010

 

Beginning Stained Glass at Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio

Date & Time: December 2, 10am-3:30pm
Fee: $125
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, suite 229
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher or 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. The perfect class for students with no experience or intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels welcome. Glass and supplies are included in the tuition and the use of all tools. More dates for same class: Dec 3, 16, 17; Jan 13, 14, 27, 28.

Contact: Heather McLean
Info@DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com
413-559-1010

 

Queer And Trans Art Group at Resilient Community Arts

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 29, 7-8:30pm
Fee: donations appreciated but not required
Location: Resilient Community Arts
Address: Eastworks, Ste #238, 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: resilientcommunityarts.org/program-registration/p/qtag

Open to anyone who identifies as queer, trans, or gender-expansive. This is a bi-weekly program happening every even # Wednesday at 7pm with our fabulous facilitator Mi! Come hang out, make art in community, or just connect with other queer and trans folks in a safer space.

Contact: info@resilientcommunityarts.org

 

Digital Drawing Drop In at the Print Shop

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 5-7pm
Fee: $20
Location: The Print Shop
Address: 62 Main Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: holyokeart.com/service-page/digital-drawing-drop-in

Draw, paint, and illustrate on your tablet. This 2-hour free-style session is open to any level of experience. Come to learn and share! Required supplies - we have three iPads for student use - otherwise bring your own iPad with Apple Pencil and ProCreate app.

Contact: artery@holyokeart.com

 

Sunday Art Space at The Mill District Local Art Gallery

Date & Time: Sundays, 9am-3pm
Fee: none
Location: The Mill District Local Art Gallery
Address: 91 Cowls Road
City/Town: Amherst
Website: generalstorelocalgallery.com/gallery

The Gallery table is open for you to sit and create. Bring your supplies from home, or grab new items from our terrific art section. 1-3pm: The Gallery hosts a different artist, leading an activity or just holding space for your creative exploration. The space is welcoming of all ages; kids under 14 must have an adult in the area.

Contact: Gallery@cowls.com
413-835-0966

 

Stitch Circle at the Mill District Local Art Gallery

Date & Time: Thursdays, 4-6pm, until May 16, 2024
Fee: none
Location: The Mill District Local Art Gallery
Address: 191 Cowls Road
City/Town: Amherst
Website: generalstorelocalgallery.com

The Mill District General Store and Local Art Gallery offers a weekly Stitch Circle every Thursday from 4 to 6pm. Bring your own project: knit, crochet, embroider, or hand quilt. Free and welcoming. Ages 16+

Contact: Shannon Borrell
Gallery@cowls.com
413-835-0966

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Studio Space Available

Date(s) available: November 1
Address: 30 Fairfield Avenue
City/Town: Haydenville
Website: zillow.com/williamsburg-ma/rentals

Unique, pleasant workspace 10-15 minutes from downtown Northampton. Freshly painted. Very clean, private, quiet artist studio or office space surrounded by gardens and woods. THIS IS NOT RESIDENTIAL LIVING SPACE. Suitable work space for artist, bookkeeper, accountant, writers, research, etc. Heat and air conditioning by mini-split. High-speed internet provided. Off-street parking for one car. Utilities included.

Contact: Robin Hodgkinson
claywind@msn.com
413-320-7687

 

Art Crowdfunding / Fundraising / Crowdsourcing / Volunteer Help

The People's Museum Fund

Goal: $9501
Start Date: November 1, 2023
End Date: January 30, 2024
City/Town: Northampton
Website: neva-museum.org/get-involved.html

This June, New England Visionary Artists Museum received IRS recognition as a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization. NEVA museum is a people's museum. We feel art is incidental to the creative hands that fashion it. Your help is required so we can support those creative hands as we build our 2024 exhibition season. Join us to support the diverse artistic labor our neighborhoods need, our communities thrive on, & our New England region deserves. Please visit our website to learn how to become a part.

Contact: Michael Tillyer
413-588-4337

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