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This Week's Newsletter: January 18, 2022

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
January 18, 2022
Issue #698

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Featured Listings:

At the Precipice / Back & Forth

Artists: Gloria Kegeles, John Krifka
Start Date: January 6, 2022
End Date: January 29, 2022
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 3-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street, 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Abstract photographs by Gloria Kegeles, using vehicle surfaces at vintage car shows as her "canvas", in At the Precipice. Back & Forth, by John Krifka, includes traditional still life and landscape paintings plus digitally manipulated work. Left: Gloria Kegeles, Flipflops At the Precipice. Right: John Krifka, Grapes, Mushroom, Apple

Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com

 

Stained Glass Sun Catcher and Spinner Workshop with Heather McLean

Date & Time: Friday, January 28, 9:30am-3pm
Fee: $125
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 032
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: dragonflystainedglassstudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, 3-D spinner, small panel, or a few ornaments for your home or to give as gifts. We will cover the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass using the copper foil technique. Perfect for students with no experience or intermediate students with some experience who want a refresher course. All levels welcome. Glass and supplies included in tuition and use of all tools. Other dates for same class: Jan 29, 30, Feb 11, 12, 13, and more on website.

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

 

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Online Exhibits/Events

Wear Orange: Art Looks at Gun Violence

Date: January 20, 6:30-8pm
Location: Online via Forbes Library
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/7723638

The 25-minute movie is a virtual art exhibit including local artists and others from across the country, who remember those lost to gun violence, and commit to fighting the root causes of gun violence and make change. Doris Madsen, of Easthampton, is the artistic director and curator of the film completed in early June 2021 with the MA chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Content warning: disturbing language, sounds and images of guns. Q & A will follow.

Contact: Doris Madsen
doriswmadsen@gmail.com
413-210-2885

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Songs of the Sacred Harp

Artist: Mairead Clifford Dambruch
Start Date: January 14, 2022
End Date: February 28, 2022
Location: Hope & Feathers Framing
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hopeandfeathersframing.com/mairead-dambruch-songs

My work takes the form of a visual allegory which pulls from the endearments of craftsmanship and reaches to the ethers of spirit and folklore. Regarding the freedom of a fixed moment and the constrictions of eternity, the work ebbs and flows between the familiar and the foreign.

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

 

Winter Miniatures

Artists: Gallery A3 members
Start Date: January 15, 2022
End Date: February 22, 2022
Location: GoBerry ‘n Cream
Hours: Sun-Thur 2-9:15pm, Fri-Sat 2-10pm
Address: 28 Amity Street, 1E
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Small works of Art, small batches of homemade frozen yogurt -- fresh ice cream and crisp artwork. Image: "Apple Tree", mixed media on panel, by Ron Maggio.

 

Still Playing

Artist: Chris Bordenca
Start Date: December 3, 2021
End Date: January 31, 2022
Location: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: bordenca.com

I called this show "Still Playing" because each painting represents multiple forms of play. There was the initial time playing with these toys years ago, playing with the idea for a painting now, playing with the toys to set up a still life, and playing with the paint during the painting process. They are still lifes of play and are play themselves. The importance of play should not be understated in throughout our lives not just as children.

Contact: Chris Bordenca
Chris@bordenca.com
413-230-4859

 

At the Precipice / Back & Forth

Artists: Gloria Kegeles, John Krifka
Start Date: January 6, 2022
End Date: January 29, 2022
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 3-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street, 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Abstract photographs by Gloria Kegeles, using vehicle surfaces at vintage car shows as her "canvas", in At the Precipice. Back & Forth, by John Krifka, includes traditional still life and landscape paintings plus digitally manipulated work. Left: Gloria Kegeles, Flipflops At the Precipice. Right: John Krifka, Grapes, Mushroom, Apple

Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com

 

Tools = Work

Artist: Peter Dellert
Start Date: September 7, 2021
End Date: May 14, 2022
Location: Hampden Gallery Sculpture Garden
Hours: Tue & Thur & Fri 1:30-5:30pm, Mon & Wed 2:30-6:30pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/mzj

Two enlarged vintage kitchen tool sculptures are on exhibition in the Hampden gallery outdoor sculpture garden. These pieces reflect on the past and present production and use of hand tools, and tool users at home and at work in both the past and the present contemporary culture. Image: Peter Dellet, "Blend", turned, painted wood, stainless steel, recycled plastic. 72 x 36x 36 inches, 2019. Photo credit: Motoko Inoue.

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

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

The New Herbarium

Artist: Madge Evers
Start Date: January 10, 2022
End Date: February 13, 2022
Reception Date: postponed until infection rates allow
Location: Grubbs Gallery, Reed Campus Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
Address: Williston Northampton School, 40 Park Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: williston.com/news/grubbs-gallery-artist-reimagines-botanical-prints

The New Herbarium series reimagines the centuries-old process of collecting and preserving plants for science and art. For traditional herbaria, botanical specimens are pressed and arranged on paper. I depart from tradition using mushroom spores to render leaves, petals, and stems. In compositions that contain organic patterns and photographic detail, I try to make visible mycorrhiza, the ancient and intimate collaboration between fungi and plants.

Contact: Madge Evers
madge@madgeevers.com
413-320-9498

 

Close to Home

Artist: Stephanie Vignone
Start Date: January 6, 2022
End Date: January 30, 2022
Location: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

Stephanie has been painting places she knows and loves for about two decades. This show features local landscapes, as well as several paintings from a prepandemic trip to Truro. Image: Little Stream at Tully Lake.

Contact: 413-203-1196

 

Small Works

Artist: Martha Armstrong
Start Date: January 6, 2022
End Date: January 31, 2022
Location: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

Martha paints small studies when she see something she wants to translate into an image, or when she is working on a large painting she tries small studies to get her mind around the whole. Image: The Tea Box.

Contact: 413-203-1196

 

Ned Wagers Dibble

Artist: Ned Wagers Dibble
Start Date: January 1, 2022
End Date: January 31, 2022
Location: New City Brewery at Paragon Arts and Industry Building
Hours: call 413-529-2000
Address: 180 Pleasant Street, #12 - Rear Of Building
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: nedwagersdibble.com

Contact: nxdnwd@gmail.com

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Rejuvenation

Artist: David Andrews
Start Date: December 31, 2021
End Date: February 28, 2022
Location: The LAVA Center
Hours: Sat 11am-2pm
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org/david-andrews-rejuvenation

David Andrews is a Chicago-born artist currently living and working in Western MA. He calls his work a fluid elegance turning 2D drawings into 3D pieces of sculpture on paper. His first show was titled "What do you see?". David's show will be on display through the winter, and also in the spring with new pieces.

Contact: info@localaccess.org

 

Hadley Exhibits/Events

Amanda Barrow

Artist: Amanda Barrow
Start Date: January 5, 2022
End Date: March 30, 2022
Location: UMassFive College Federal Credit Union
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-12pm
Address: 200 Westgate Center Drive
City/Town: Hadley
Website: amandabarrow.net

Now on view at the UMCA "Satellite Space" at the Credit Union's Hadley branch are monotypes and paintings by Easthampton artist Amanda Barrow. Through her inventive techniques, she expands the possibilities of abstraction, while at times referencing figuration and landscape in highly personal ways. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Boston and New York Public Libraries, and the Museum of the Book in the Netherlands, among numerous other institutions.

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

and i'll be there with you

Artist: Dr. Imo Nse Imeh
Start Date: January 15, 2022
End Date: February 6, 2022
Location: PULP
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-4pm, and by appt
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

A work in progress exhibition that offers a historical dive into the intersections of race, religion, and Amercian identity, from the perspective of a Black Christian man. The impetus for the project was the Jan 6th, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol.

Contact: pulpholyoke@gmail.com
413-362-6368

 

El Corazón/The Heart of Holyoke - Walking Tour

Location: downtown Holyoke
Address: various locations / Main Street area
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: nuevaofholyoke.org/el-corazon

A placekeeping and public art project on Main Street that reflects the vital Puerto Rican and Latinx culture of the surrounding neighborhoods. See website for self guided tours of the artworks installed along Main Street, and artist bios and statements. Artists include: Shey Rivera Ríos, Yadilette Rivera-Colón, Madeline Medina, Chelvanaya Gabriel, Michelle Falcón Fontánez, C. Yolanda Gonzalez, Emma Mesa-Melendez, Dreamclub, Frankie Borrero.

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

A.P.E. 2022 Flat File Program

Start Date: January 12, 2022
End Date: December 31, 2022
Location: Online via A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org/flat-file-program.html

The Flat File Program celebrates the potential of flat media: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and collage. The collection of 50 small works represents a variety of approaches to flat media either as finished works or momentary components of a creative process. A.P.E.'s Flat File Program is bringing work together to highlight and provide exposure to emerging artists and experimental work that is less likely to be shown in a traditional exhibition setting.

Contact: Lisa Thompson
lisathompson@apearts.org

 

Losing Winter

Artist: Lynn Cazabon
Start Date: January 24, 2022
End Date: March 3, 2022
Location: Oresman Gallery at Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: Hillyer Hall, 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: sophia.smith.edu/art-oresman-gallery

Lynn Cazabon explores the personal and cultural losses associated with the climate crisis that run in parallel to environmental impacts. A collective amnesia around climate change is created as seasonal "normalcy" is redefined slowly over time, manifesting ignorance regarding the ongoing climatic changes underway and the feelings of grief people may suffer in connection to climate-change related losses. Cazabon combatted this ignorance by facilitating a generational dialogue between communities of people aged 60+ and Smith College students showcased in this exhibit.

Contact: Lisa Portier
eportier@smith.edu
413-585-3100

 

The Svalbard Archipelago

Artist: Rhea Banker
Start Date: January 4, 2022
End Date: January 30, 2022
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

The Svalbard Archipelago, located approximately 10 degrees south of the North Pole, is one of the fastest warming areas of the Arctic. During the fall of 2019, I was chosen to participate in an Arctic Circle Art Residency, sailing around these islands to bear witness to the changing climate of the North, and to create and share our experiences through artistic expression.

 

Nature's Palette

Artist: Paul Hetzel
Start Date: January 4, 2022
End Date: January 30, 2022
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

The grand masters created magnificent works of art utilizing their brush strokes and color palette. My intention with this exhibit is to display a collection of magnificent colorful creations fashioned by Nature's Palette.

 

Mark Brown

Artist: Mark Brown
Start Date: December 21, 2021
End Date: January 22, 2022
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery 3
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Brown is famous for his approach to assemblage and is well-known and respected in the region's art community. This month and through this January he helps to kick off the 25th year of showing new art to the region and beyond at the Anchor House of Artists. Five engaging new face assemblages enthrall in narrative personality. All are available and incredibly accessible prices and there is time to acquire one for the holidays.

Contact: Mike Tillyer
artists@anchorhouseartists.org

 

Women Painters Through the Centuries

Date: Tuesday, January 18, 7pm
Location: Online via via Forbes Library
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/8636057

An online presentation by Martha Chiarchiaro. For the past several years, museums around the world have held a campaign called #5: promoting the public's knowledge of at least 5 women artists. In this presentation, we will explore the highlights of twenty-five women painters over the past five centuries. Just as a sampling, we'll view the works of the court painter to Elizabeth I, the drama of Artemisia Gentileschi, the glamour of Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, the maternal work of Mary Cassatt, and the boldness of Georgia O'Keeffe.

 

Smith College Senior Studio Show Fall 2021

Artists: Smith College Studio Art Seniors
Start Date: December 10, 2021
End Date: February 17, 2022
Location: Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer Hall - Brown Fine Arts Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
Address: Smith College 2 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: sophia.smith.edu/art-jannotta-gallery

Come see the creative works from senior Studio Art majors in the Jannotta Gallery. Featuring Ashai Gonzalez, Ariella Heise, Anna Levin, Anna Peel, Christie Lee, Elsa Hillis, Eve Liberman, Fay Adan, Julissa Nunez, Myrrh Brooks, Mayellen Matson, Alice Mulan Zhang, Nicole Huang, Phoebe Collins, Paige Oliveira, Simone Buschbeck-Fraser, Shreya Dwibedy, Sedona LeBlanc, Sheena Kuhn, Sandra Pomeleo-Fowler, and Talia Spencer Heyman.

Contact: Lisa Portier
eportier@smith.edu
413-585-3100

 

Any Resemblance? Exploring Michael Tillyer

Artist: Michael Tillyer
Start Date: December 7, 2021
End Date: January 22, 2022
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery 3
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

The Apple Orchard Band is back together again and fills Gallery One as an indoor concert for the first time, back from a breakup in Bennington Vermont. The band took thirteen years to form, each figure introduced to the quintet every two years at the Park Hill Orchard AiO exhibit starting with Tim on the Uke. Other figures stand in Gallery Two and all about. An exploration of self-resemblance in art. See our website to join our fundraiser for our 25th Anniversary NOW!

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

 

Winter Show 2021-2022 at William Baczek Fine Arts

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 8, 2021
End Date: January 29, 2022
Location: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Thur 10am-5pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: wbfinearts.com

William Baczek Fine Arts is pleased to announce the opening of the Winter Show 2021-2022. The group exhibition highlights the work of gallery artists, with new work contributed by Scott Prior, Jana Brike, Laura Gurton, Jamie Young, Charlie Hunter, Rick Pas, Robert Sweeney, and Andrew Haines. The featured works span many mediums, from oil and watercolor, to egg tempera painting and photography.

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

 

Birth Wheel (Happenstance)

Artist: Amy Johnquest
Start Date: December 7, 2021
End Date: January 22, 2022
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery 3
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

This compelling exhibit supplies all new hand-painted vintage cards & a playful interactive feature that is the charm of a Johnquest experience, She invites us to step into the "Birth Wheel" installation & take a turn on the big hand-painted wheel of fortune, you get to see what birth parent(s) you could wind up with. "We are stardust, all composed of the same building blocks of matter, yet our destiny as a human being begins with the randomness of a parental draw. Image: Birth Wheel Baby detail.

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

 

Music Men

Artist: Charles Miller
Start Date: December 7, 2021
End Date: January 22, 2022
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery 3
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Part two of a year-long revolving exhibition of artwork to celebrate the artist's ninetieth year on the planet, this suite of large-scale, monochromatic paintings capture the beat of jazz performances the percussionist Miller played with. The paintings themselves are primed with pop and rhythm. The exhibit will fill the museum space at this wandering venue.

 

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit

Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery/virtual-gallery/

While so many public spaces are closed, and exhibits in the Hosmer Gallery have been rescheduled, Forbes Library is hosting a Virtual Hosmer Gallery to create an online community art exhibit. Visit often, as new art works are being added frequently!

Contact: hosmergallery@forbeslibrary.org

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Season's Magic

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 24, 2021
End Date: January 24, 2022
Location: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: shelburneartscoop.com

Featured in this winter themed exhibit are paintings, prints, photographs, collage, mixed media, and fiber art.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
sac01370@gmail.com

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Lecture: Mastery and Materiality in the Ancient Americas

Date: January 20, 12:15-1:30pm
Location: Springfield Museums or via Zoom
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/program/mastery-materiality-ancient-americas

This talk, which accompanies the exhibition The Body Adorned: Artistry and Legacy of the Ancient Americas", examines artworks from both the Andes and Mesoamerica and considers the pre-Hispanic values these objects make evident through their construction and materiality. Members & Springfield residents: FREE. Non-members: $4. To attend via ZOOM, please register in advance.

Contact: lectures@springfieldmuseums.org

 

The Body Adorned: Artistry and Legacy of the Ancient Americas

Start Date: December 4, 2021
End Date: February 27, 2022
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/body-adorned

This fully bilingual (Spanish and English) exhibition provides a rare and must-see opportunity to view expertly crafted adornments and textiles made by artists working during the pre-Hispanic period in Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, and Mexico and to explore the ongoing influence of indigenous artistry.

Contact: Karen Fisk
kfisk@springfieldmuseums.org

 

Ed Johnetta Miller: Master Textile and Quilt Designer

Artist: Ed Johnetta Miller
Start Date: November 28, 2021
End Date: March 26, 2022
Location: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 12-4pm, Sun by appt
Address: 1500 Main Street, Tower Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: artforthesoulgallery.com

New works by internationally acclaimed textile artist Ed Johnetta Miller. Miller is known for addressing social issues and community development through her fabric creations. Widely exhibited in the U.S. and internationally, her quilts can be found in many corporate and private collections including the Smithsonian and the Wadsworth Atheneum. Miller says, "My current work is improvisational after escaping the structured weaving work after 25 years, I don't want structure anymore." Curated by Jonathan Bruce.

Contact: artforthesoulgallery@gmail.com

 

Springfield Then and Now

Date: ongoing
Location: Skyview Downtown storefront windows
Address: Dwight Street (between Harrison and State streets)
City/Town: Springfield

Common Wealth Murals has created a new exhibit featuring images of inspirational people from Springfield's past, paired with a young person living in Springfield today with similar interests or passions. The exhibit will be displayed in the Skyview Downtown storefront windows. Brief biographies about the individuals will accompany each image, in both English and Spanish.

Contact: Britt Ruhe
britt@commonwealthmurals.org
413-230-8146

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

The Northfield Chateau – Remembered, Revisited

Artist: Jack Nelson
Start Date: January 6, 2022
End Date: February 27, 2022
Reception Date: Sunday, February 20, 1-3:30pm (snow date Feb 27)
Location: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: Wed-Sun 10am-4pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

Jack Nelson presents an architecturally accurate ceramic model of the Northfield Chateau. The exhibit includes interior and exterior photos, artifacts, a brief history of the architect Bruce Price, a brief history of the owner Francis Robert Schell, and, perhaps, most important, the usage of the Chateau as it evolved over time to a most revered building with decades of memories. Reception February 20th, share your own memories or family memories of the Chateau.

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

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Untold Stories

Start Date: November 8, 2021
End Date: January 22, 2022
Location: Jasper Rand Art Museum at the Westfield Athenaeum
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-8pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: westath.org/art-museum

An array of paintings carefully selected from the collections of the Westfield Athenaeum. These works date from the early nineteenth century to the 1980s, and include portraits, landscapes, watercolors, and interior scenes. Most of the portraits are of prominent Westfield residents, many of whom held important political positions and were the founders of some of the largest companies in Westfield. This exhibit also gives viewers the opportunity to see a number of the artists who have lived and worked in the city.

Contact: Becky Blackburn
bblackburn@westath.org

 

Craft Fairs & Open Studios & Pop-up Shops

Springfield: Makers Market Saturdays

Date: Saturdays, 10am-2pm, until January 29
Location: Make-It Springfield
Address: 168 Worthington Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: facebook.com/events/693860454841816

Different creative vendors every Saturday! Local makers meet up to show, share and sell their creative products. Stop by to meet them and shop for gifts! While you're there, check out all we do at Make-It Springfield and learn how you can get involved!

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

A.P.E.'s Summer Program: ARC (activate, research, create)

Sponsoring Group Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Deadline: March 15, 2022
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org/arc.html

Open to all artists, curators, and creative thinkers, ARC is a summer program of 1-2 week projects in June and July that focus on artistic practice/exploration and public engagement. ARC was initiated in the summer of 2016 and has included performances, interactive installations, on-site making, workshops, exhibitions, and more. A.P.E. will provide free space, intern and staff support, administrative and technical support, and small grants (if funding allows). Full details on website.

Contact: lisathompson@apearts.org

 

Franklin County Student Art Exhibit

Sponsoring Group Name: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Deadline: February 2, 2022
Submission Fees: free to students grades 1-12
City/Town: Northfield
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

DVAA will be hosting a student art exhibit. Details will be sent to interested students, parents, caregivers, or teachers. Students do not need to be talented in art techniques, everyone should make and enjoy art! Open to students grades 1-12; Public, private, home-schooled; Franklin County residents; All media, any size; 1-3 pieces per student; Family-friendly content. Exhibit runs Feb 25-27, Mar 4-6. Students may sell their work for $5 for grades 1-5, $10 grades 6-12, or they may be NFS (Not For Sale).

Contact: Marge Anderson
margedvaa@gmail.com
413-225-3132

 

Home: A Virtual Exhibit of Visual and Performing Arts and Writing

Sponsoring Group Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Deadline: February 11, 2022
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/virtualexhibit2022

Home has many facets. We envision a range of creative work that engages with any aspect of the theme, including (but not limited to) how we live and who live with, what makes us feel at home, making a home, homesickness, houses versus homes, housing insecurity, immigration, emigration, community, the neighborhood, the city, the country, the world. Curated by Faith Kaufmann, Pamela Acosta, and Art Middleton (writing). Full details on website.

 

Burnett Gallery Virtual Monthly Exhibits

Sponsoring Group Name: Burnett Gallery of the Jones Library
Deadline: February 28, 2022
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: joneslibrary.org/galleryapplication

The Burnett Gallery is inviting artists to apply to exhibit in the VIRTUAL monthly art shows beginning June 2022 through May 2023. Since Covid, the Burnett Galley has featured monthly online exhibits of up to 24 images, along with the artist's statement and contact information. Interested local artists may apply as individuals, pairs or groups. Images of artwork created in any two or three-dimensional medium are welcome. Full details on website.

Contact: burnettcommittee@gmail.com

 

Taboo Art Showcase

Sponsoring Group Name: Indian Orchard Mill & Different Strokes Paint Parties
Deadline: February 26, 2022
Submission Fees: $30 if selected to show
City/Town: Indian Orchard
Website: differentstrokesma.com/artists-page

The purpose of this showing is to shine a light on societal and cultural taboos. The dictionary definition of "Taboo" is a prohibition imposed by social custom or as a protective measure; something that is not acceptable to say, mention, or do: something that is taboo/ proscribed by society as improper or unacceptable. Full details on website.

Contact: Brian Pierce
brian.pierce.differentstrokes@gmail.com
860-578-0091

 

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit

Sponsoring Group Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

In this extraordinary time of social isolation, people still need to connect with others, share ideas, see something new, and express our creativity. This Hosmer Gallery welcomes anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited!

 

2nd Open Juried Virtual Photography Show

Sponsoring Group Name: The Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Deadline: February 15, 2022
Submission Fees: $25 per entry
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org/about-2/friends/#FriendsPhotoShow2ndVirtual

Categories: Creative, Nature, Photojournalism, Pictorial. Awards: Total $1,340 - Best in Show ($300) and 1st ($120), 2nd ($80), 3rd ($60) in each Category and 8 Honorable Mentions for a total of 21 awards. Show Dates: online show, will become available after March 15, 2022. Our library is working out of the Agawam Senior Center until extensive repairs are completed. We do not believe our Library would be ready in time for an in-person Photography Show. Full details on website.

Contact: Bob Kadis
r.kadis@comcast.net

 

Saturday Salon at The LAVA Center

Sponsoring Group Name: The LAVA Center
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: forms.gle/jNEhqYGk8gBRhL5v5

Seeking artists and vendors to display their work during our Saturday Salon. Artists of all stripes--visual artists, writers, musicians, vendors, filmmakers, etc.--are welcome to join us!

Contact: vanessa@localaccess.org

 

Classes & Workshops

Winter Stained Glass Suncatchers with Glass Visions

Date & Time: Saturday, January 22, 10am-1pm
Fee: $40
Organization: Glass Visions Stained Glass Studio
Location: Mill Park Office Commons
Address: 81 Mill Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: glassvisions.biz

Join us for our 3-hr WINTER SUNCATCHER CLASS! This class is for beginners and you'll get an introduction to the copper-foil stained glass construction process and build a small winter-themed suncatcher panel to hang in your window. You'll have some practice time to get basic exposure to glass cutting, grinding, foiling and soldering then you'll work on your chosen pattern. All glass & supplies included. Next class date: Feb 8. See website for more info & additional classes.

Contact: Christopher Lyons
training@glassvisions.biz
413-562-4740

 

Spring Workshops at Zea Mays Printmaking

Date & Time: see website for schedule
Fee: varies
Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com/learn

Learning a new skill or refreshing your artistic practice is a great way to shake off the winter blues. Zea Mays is offering a wide array of both in-house and Zoom workshops to get you excited for the coming months.

Contact: info@zeamaysprintmaking.com

 

Watercolor Big & Bold with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm, March 16 - April 13
Fee: $195 plus materials
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org

Learn about techniques, materials, and design while creating vibrant watercolors. Some of the techniques are wet on wet, dry brush, and glazing. All levels welcome! Renting supplies is an option for those beginners who don't want to invest in the supplies.

Contact: Kelli Silliman
ncfa@nohoart.org
413-584-7327

 

Exploring The Surface: Online Pastel Workshop With Meg Bandarra

Date & Time: Thursdays, 1-3pm, March 10 - April 7
Fee: $195 some materials included
Location: Online via Zoom
Website: megbandarra.com/surface-workshop

Today's pastel artists have a huge variety of painting substrates available to them. In this workshop we'll try different surfaces to see how they can impact the feel of a painting, and influence the way an artist works. We'll also discuss matching the surface to the subject, make a homemade surface, and learn ways to customize store-bought surfaces. A supply kit with a variety of papers and mediums is included with registration. For more information or to register online visit the website.

Contact: Meg Bandarra
megbandarra@gmail.com

 

Share the Love of Quilting with Ed Johnetta Miller

Date & Time: February 19, 1-3 pm (snow date Feb 26)
Fee: free
Location: Art for the Soul Gallery
Address: 1500 Main Street, Tower Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: artforthesoulgallery.com

Quilting from its beginnings was a social art that brought women together to share one another's company while combining their creative energies. In that spirit, join us for a quilt sharing day! Bring family quilts or quilts you have made to share your stories. Master textile designer Ed Johnetta Miller will be showing quilts from her private collection. All guests must wear masks. This event accompanies Miller's current exhibit at the gallery.

Contact: artforthesoulgallery@gmail.com

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Class with Akua Inks

Date & Time: Saturday, February 19, 10am-3pm
Fee: $145 includes all materials
Location: Amanda Barrow Arts Studio
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #415
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: artlink.click/74j

Join us for a Speedball / MONOTYPE print workshop, using AKUA soy/water-based inks to create your prints in a clean & safe environment! Have you ever wanted to create one-of-a-kind prints on a printing press? Use templates, stencils, and a variety of papers utilizing this simple technique. No experience necessary, 3 students max! Kickstart your New Year! Facemasks/vaccines/booster required.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
bridge.arts.1@gmail.com
413-835-6854

 

January Programs at Resilient Community Arts

Date & Time: see website for schedule
Fee: sliding scale
Organization: Resilient Community Arts
Location: Eastworks
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Studio #044
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: resilientcommunityarts.org/programs

Registration for January Programs at Resilient Community Arts is now open. January Highlights Include: Paste Paper Workshop, Intro to Weaving, Painting Group, Drawing Fundamentals, Teen Studio, & Kid Creatives. Resilient Community Arts is a 501c3 non-profit and all programs are offered on a sliding scale to make arts accessible to all.

Contact: info@resilientcommunityarts.org

 

Stained Glass Sun Catcher and Spinner Workshop with Heather McLean

Date & Time: Friday, January 28, 9:30am-3pm
Fee: $125
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 032
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: dragonflystainedglassstudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, 3-D spinner, small panel, or a few ornaments for your home or to give as gifts. We will cover the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass using the copper foil technique. Perfect for students with no experience or intermediate students with some experience who want a refresher course. All levels welcome. Glass and supplies included in tuition and use of all tools. Other dates for same class: Jan 29, 30, Feb 11, 12, 13, and more on website.

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

 

Sacred Time Series with Susannah Crolius

Date & Time: Sundays, 2-4pm, January 9 - February 6
Fee: suggested offering of $125 for series (or $25 per session), but no one turned away due to finances
Location: Online via art + soul
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: artandsoulwm.org/sacred-time-series.html

What does it mean to have "well-being"? This series offers creative, contemplative, shared and personal musings on Time, inviting us to articulate through conversation, words and art-making how our experience of Time shapes our human be-ing. Christine Valters Paintner's book Sacred Time will loosely guide us. You do not need to have the book to participate in this series. There will be plenty of time to make art or write each week. See website for more information on this series.

Contact: Susannah Crolius
artandsoul.wm@gmail.com
413-348-2385

 

Crafty Crochet Club with Gwendolyn Smith

Date & Time: Mondays, 11am
Fee: free
Organization: Make-It Springfield
Address: 168 Worthington Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: artlink.click/ep8

Whether you are interested in learning how to crochet or already know how and would like to work on new stitches, this club is for you! Bring a project to work on, share your knowledge, learn from others or just chat while you work. All ages welcome! Some supplies are available to share. Register on website.

 

Beginning Stained Glass with Glass Visions

Date & Time: Mondays, 6-9pm, January 24 - February 21
Fee: $150
Organization: Glass Visions Stained Glass Studio
Location: Mill Park Office Commons
Address: 81 Mill Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: glassvisions.biz

Copper-foil stained glass class for beginners/intermediates (15-hr / 5 weeks). We cover history, Tiffany/La Farge, types of stained glass projects, stained glass details, how to select glass for your projects, patterns, equipment use & safety, construction process and finishing techniques. Fee covers instruction, glass & supplies for your take-home panel and a copy of my Stained Glass Reference Book. Mention ad for $10 discount. Next class starts Feb 9th. See website for additional upcoming class dates.

Contact: Christopher Lyons
training@glassvisions.biz
413-562-4740

 

Drawing in the landscape with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: Wednesday afternoons
Location: Mt. Pollux
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.lornaritz.com

Technical & Aesthetic Instruction: a critical approach to your drawing focusing color changes in the mountains, trees, fields, sky. Lorna encourages artists to ask questions on paper rather than stating what the eye perceptually sees and/or what the mind already knows. The eye, instead, moves around and not just on the object being drawn or painted, so that movement is created between objects through color relationships. Individual or group critiques.

Contact: lenajenny3@yahoo.com

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