The Valley Arts Newsletter is a weekly newsletter published on Tuesdays with listings for art shows & events, craft fairs & pop-ups, calls for artists, art classes, studio space, and art/ist crowdfunding. Listings are submitted by our readers and are focused on the visual arts in the Pioneer Valley area. See the Submissions page for details about submitting your listing. Listings are free!

 

This Week's Newsletter: February 25, 2020

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
February 25, 2020
Issue #599

follow Valley Arts Newsletter on Facebook follow Valley Arts Newsletter on Instagram

Help Support the Arts in the Valley!
The Valley Arts Newsletter is a one-woman volunteer effort. Your donation will help defray the operating costs. Thank you for your support! If you're a business, please consider advertising. Great rates!

fbpixel
Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com

Featured Listings:

Making Magic: The Art of Gary A. Lippincott

Artist: Gary A. Lippincott
Start Date: March 6, 2020
End Date: April 26, 2020
Reception Date: March 21, 5-7pm
Location Name: ArtWorks Gallery
Hours: Fri 3-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 69 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org/gallery

Come visit the enchanting world of Gary Lippincott's fantasy art and whimsical illustrations. Gary has been riding to work on the back of a dragon for many years. His delicate, highly detailed, old-world style watercolors will elevate your imagination. Join us for an artist reception and brief presentation on March 21st, 5-7pm. Light refreshments will be served.

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

 

Skies, Clouds And Sunsets with Meg Bandarra

Date & Time: April 18-19, 9:15am-12:15pm (both days)
Fee: $125 until Feb 29, $145 after Feb 29
Class Location: Center For The Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.megbandarra.com/p/classes-and-workshops.html

Learn to paint skyscapes with pastels in this two-day workshop. On day one we'll learn underpainting techniques, perspective and value relationships in clouds, and the unexpected colors that make convincing skies. On day two we'll paint a sunset, building and expanding on the techniques from day one. Both days include demonstrations, painting, and plenty of individual attention at your easel.

Contact: Meg Bandarra
megbandarra@gmail.com

 

Want your listing featured in this top spot? Visit the Submissions page for details!

Agawam Exhibits/Events

Friends of the Agawam Public Library 10th Open Juried Photography Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 3, 2020
End Date: February 28, 2020
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

The Upstairs Gallery and Glass Cases at the library contain 100 photos from 42 photographers that were juried into the show.

Contact: Bob Kadis
413-789-4814

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

A Horse Walks Into A Bar

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 7, 2020
End Date: April 12, 2020
Reception Date: Saturday, March 7, 3-5pm
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, Hampden Commons
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fineartscenter.com/hampden

A survey of 26 forward thinking and dedicated artists who continue to push the boundaries of fine art toward wit and humor. The artists reflect a very broad range of humor. Some works are out and out funny, others will take time to reveal themselves, perhaps in a very dark way that may or may not resonate with everyone. In the end it is all about what you, as the viewer, bring to the table. Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi.

Contact: Sally Curcio
413-545-3394

 

From Sun to Cement

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 5, 2020
End Date: March 26, 2020
Reception Date: March 5, 5-8pm
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: Herter Hall, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/herterartgallery

Herter Art Gallery is delighted to celebrate its 50th year with a juried exhibition of recent work by MFA Alumni from the UMass Amherst Department of Art. As part of the opening event, there will be a Panel Discussion with the artists which will be moderated by Department Chair, Professor Shona Macdonald, and Graduate Program Director, Professor Young Min Moon.

Contact: hertergallery@umass.edu

 

Searching for the Feathers of Icarus

Artist: Constance Hamilton
Start Date: March 5, 2020
End Date: March 28, 2020
Reception Date: March 5, 5-8pm
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

In an installation that includes large oil paintings and fabric sculpture, and combines both early and recent work, Constance Hamilton draws inspiration from ancient Greek mythology to reflect, both literally and abstractly, on the story of Daedalus and Icarus. Artists in Community Forum: Thursday, March 19, 7:30pm; Hamilton will lead a conversation about mythology and how it affects our lives and helps us find meaning and understanding as the creative process reveals itself.

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

 

Shapeshifting

Artist: Nan Salky
Start Date: March 5, 2020
End Date: March 28, 2020
Reception Date: Thursday, March 5, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hopeandfeathersframing.com/salky-shapeshifting

Nan finds inspiration and materials for her art in her wanderings through antique stores brimming with vintage ephemera. She is drawn to certain faces and expressions, finding humor and playfulness in the process of transformation. In her studio, formal portraits are collaged and embellished with exotic birds, flowers and impossible combinations of detail. Her pieces are completed with repurposed antique frames that help hold their place in the past.

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

 

Rodney Madison

Artist: Rodney Madison
Start Date: March 5, 2020
End Date: April 30, 2020
Reception Date: March 5, 5-8pm
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: kmoe-ptown.com

The exhibition features 12 oil, acrylic and collage mixed media works. Hailing from the South Side of Chicago and born in 1959, painter Rodney Byron Madison is currently a featured artist at kmoe Gallery in Provincetown. A self-taught artist it wasn't until later in life that Mr. Madison submerged himself into art and painting. Armed with a masters degree in education, he spent many years in leadership roles as a teacher and activist. Madison lives in Hadley with his wife Elieen.

 

The Heart's Core

Artists: Gallery A3 Artists
Start Date: February 22, 2020
End Date: March 22, 2020
Location Name: GoBerry
Hours: Fri-Sat 12-11pm, Sun-Thur 12-10pm
Address: 28 Amity Street, 1E (Amherst Cinema Center Building)
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Each month, Gallery A3 expands its gallery walls to include our next door neighbor, GoBerry. This month's exhibit celebrates our gallery's passionate painters in an exhibit titled "The Heart's Core". Experience warm colors to compliment your frosty yogurt treat. Image: "Paradiso Flaming Circle", Mixed-Media by Ron Maggio.

Contact: 413-256-4250

 

Illusion of Away

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 13, 2020
End Date: May 8, 2020
Location Name: R.W. Kern Center
Hours: 9am-4pm
Address: 893 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: sites.hampshire.edu/rwkerncenter/2020/01/23/the-illusion-of-away-eco-art-night

A exploration of "away": where our waste goes, and how we reconcile our role as consumers and humans. Work by Pioneer Valley and student artists. Artists: Dara Zierlein, Madge Evers, Jonathan Wright, Karen Chapman, Ann Mcneal, Marti Olmstead, Stein Feick, Mathew Wage, Mateo Garcia, Juliana Lillis, Hannah Cunningham, Tei Park, Ryu Jeongha.

Contact: Meredith Luchs
kern@hampshire.edu
413-559-5949/p>

 

Watercolors

Artist: Walter Cudnohufsky
Start Date: February 1, 2020
End Date: February 28, 2020
Location Name: Burnett Gallery at Jones Library
Hours: Mon 1-5pm, Tue & Thur 9am-9pm, Wed & Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-4:30pm
Address: 46 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.joneslibrary.org/204/Burnett-Gallery

The many moods of our cherished New England in landscape captured in watercolor. Celebrating history of our fragile and fast changing home.

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

 

Boundary Objects

Artist: Jeff Kasper
Start Date: February 5, 2020
End Date: February 26, 2020
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery
Hours: Sun 1-4pm, Mon-Fri 11am-4pm
Address: Herter Hall, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/herterartgallery/event/boundary-objects-new-work-jeff-kasper

In boundary objects the audience activates recent work by Jeff Kasper, including text, time-based media, games, and soft objects. The entire installation serves as a temporary social space for navigating interpersonal boundaries. Visitors are encouraged to use the exhibition to slow-down, rest, and practice playful 'choreographies of support' that can be applied to real-world conflicts, conversations, and collective situations.

Contact: Procheta Olson
polson@umass.edu
413-545-0976

 

Portals and Passageways

Artist: Amy A. Crawley
Start Date: February 4, 2020
End Date: February 28, 2020
Location Name: Amherst Visitors Information Center
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 35 South Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstdowntown.com/visitors-information-center

In this exhibit, I explore my ongoing journey with portals and passageways. Focusing on the movement of spirals, circles, and portals, I draw the viewer's eye toward the center of a space & take the viewer on a visual meditation, transporting them from one place to another. Using acrylic paint, oil and cold wax medium, textures and mark making, I create multi-layered paintings that beckon the viewer to stay a while.

Contact: Amy Crawley
amy@amyacrawley.com

 

Labyrinth of Versailles: Out of Storage into VR

Artist: Copper Frances Giloth
Start Date: February 5, 2020
End Date: February 26, 2020
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery
Hours: Sun 1-4pm, Mon-Fri 11am-4pm
Address: Herter Hall, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/herterartgallery

In June 2019, Copper Giloth spent a week in one of the storage facilities at the Château de Versailles taking 25,000 photographs of remnants from the Labyrinth, which was built in the gardens of the château in 1665 and removed in 1775. Using photogrammetry software, they digitally reconstructed these remnant objects and placed them in their original context within Giloth's VR Labyrinth of Fables App.

Contact: hertergallery@umass.edu

 

Danyore

Artist: Mahwish Chishty
Start Date: February 5, 2020
End Date: February 26, 2020
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery
Hours: Sun 1-4pm, Mon-Fri 11am-4pm
Address: Herter Hall, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/herterartgallery

The complexity of Pak-China relations as a direct and indirect result of the CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) project are captured in this five-channel video installation. Chishty sees this project as an extension of her previous projects that combine her interests in Pakistani traditional folk art/culture and contemporary politics: Wagah border series, Drone art series and Basant, Let's go fly a kite.

Contact: hertergallery@umass.edu

 

Palimpsest

Artist: Procheta Mukherjee Olson
Start Date: February 7, 2020
End Date: April 26, 2020
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2–5pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/umca

Procheta Mukherjee Olson explores the multiple ways in which her work parallels the formal and conceptual concerns of Yun Fei Ji's "Three Gorges Dam Migration" (2002). A magnificent 32-feet-long hand scroll made with over 500-hand- carved woodblocks, this print from the University Museum's permanent collection maps the massive social and psychological disruptions caused by the construction of the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtse River in China. Artist talk: Feb 26, 5:30pm.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Explorations of Unseen Connections

Artist: Anne Burton
Start Date: February 6, 2020
End Date: April 30, 2020
Reception Date: April 2, 5-7pm
Location Name: Hall gallery at the Jewish Community of Amherst
Hours: Tue-Thur 10am-4pm, Fri 10am-3pm, or by appt
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

These works on paper arise from musings about the human condition in space and time. This series explores human connections and passages on earth, in the "firmament", higher worlds, and multiverses. It has, in part, been inspired by my experiences as a volunteer at the Hospice of the Fisher Home. My images emerge as I search for the comfort of a visual construct to make order out of the unknown.

Contact: Anne Burton
annestudio@comcast.net
413-230-1041

 

Partners

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 6, 2020
End Date: February 29, 2020
Location Name: Gallery A3
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Members of Gallery A3 turned to each other, to family members, and to other artists in the community to work on collaborative art projects. Partners shows the results of their various modes of co-creation, as they make art by moving beyond individual studio practice into cooperative partnerships. Artists in Community Forum, February 20, 7:30pm: gallery members will talk about how they engage with partnership and co-creation in their work and invite questions and comments from the audience.

Contact: Valerie Gilman
vgilman66@gmail.com

 

Roni Horn

Artist: Roni Horn
Start Date: January 31, 2020
End Date: April 26, 2020
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2–5pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/umca

For more than forty years, American artist Roni Horn has developed a richly diverse practice that spans drawing, sculpture, photography, installation, and books. Exploring wide-ranging topics including human identity, ecology, landscape, weather, and language, Horn's work intermingles material and context, complicating relationships between object, subject, and viewer in the process.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Valley Skies

Artist: Dominique Thiebaut
Start Date: January 20, 2020
End Date: March 31, 2020
Location Name: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hours: Tue-Thur 9am-5:30pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 3/14 9am-1pm
Address: 845 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hitchcockcenter.org

Long-time resident of the valley Dominique Thiebaut has selected photographs of the landscape surrounding the Pioneer Valley, including several photographs of the Holyoke Range. Thiebaut's photographs capture the ever-changing New England light, focusing on the Seven Sisters in early morning sunlight, encased in fog, with rolling clouds caressing their tops, or in the glow of a summer sunset.

Contact: Rebecca Niemark
Rebecca@hitchcockcenter.org
413-256-6006

 

Capriccio

Artist: Elisa Lanzi
Start Date: February 1, 2020
End Date: February 28, 2020
Location Name: Burnett Gallery at Jones Library
Hours: Mon 1-5pm, Tue & Thur 9am-9pm, Wed & Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-4:30pm
Address: 46 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.joneslibrary.org/204/Burnett-Gallery

A "capriccio" is a work of art representing a fantasy or a mixture of real and imaginary features. This exhibit features hand-colored lithograph monoprints and collages with handmade paper inspired by the artist's sojourns in her favorite European locales: Portugal, Venice and Sicily. Lanzi is interested in how common visual motifs have emerged over time that connect these places and cultures.

Contact: Elisa Lanzi
lanzielisa@gmail.com
413-256-8801

 

Future Forward

Artist: Christina Gusek
Start Date: January 22, 2020
End Date: February 29, 2020
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hopeandfeathersframing.com/gusek-future-forward

Gusek's vibrant futuristic drawings are inspired by recent advancements in science and technology and imagine the possible consequences these developments may have on nature and humanity. She illustrates fantastical aspects of possible and unknown futures, evoking dialogues involving theories of humanity evolving beyond current physical and mental limitations toward an ultimate goal of immortality. Her work ultimately poses the question: what effects will future technologies have on humans and our planet?

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

 

Release the Moorings

Artist: Christine Texiera
Start Date: January 26, 2020
End Date: February 28, 2020
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, Hampden Commons
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fineartscenter.com/hampden

This series contemplates flight and transportation as a metaphor for personal change. In these pieces, the sleek dirigibles and birds become entangled in their environment, halting their potential for loft. The focal images have the potential to rise, but their surrounding milieu interrupts them.

Contact: Sally Curcio
413-545-3394

 

Excogitation

Artist: Sloan Tomlinson
Start Date: January 26, 2020
End Date: February 28, 2020
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, Hampden Commons
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fineartscenter.com/hampden

Tomlinson's goal is to create images that swim with a certain mood. His work appears to harken back to the period of time between the turn of the century and the 1930s. For him, there is a great appreciation for that time fraught with invention, creation, discovery, conflict, and hardship. He takes hints from this period to create his tales. His ultimate goal is for viewers to wonder how these images got to this point, and to be curious as to what will transpire after.

Contact: Sally Curcio
413-545-3394

 

Self Portrait Paintings From Past To Present

Artist: Nancy K. Johnson
Start Date: January 26, 2020
End Date: February 28, 2020
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, Hampden Commons
City/Town: Amherst
Website: fineartscenter.com/hampden

Johnson is captivated by the physicality and craft of painting, its viscosity and malleability. When the oils and pigments coalesce and congeal to an almost sculptural effect is when she reaches her personal nirvana. Self Portraits are a way for her to reflect as the passing of time and events that influence her inner state of being and her outer appearance.

Contact: Sally Curcio
413-545-3394

 

Part of the Mind

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 12, 2020
End Date: February 29, 2020
Location Name: Gallery A3 at GoBerry
Address: 28 Amity Street, 1E
City/Town: Amherst

Drawings by Gallery A3 Members. Image: "An Old Story" by Rochelle Shicoff. Pencil, color pencil.

 

Seasons in the Forest

Artist: Christine Copeland
Start Date: January 2, 2020
End Date: February 28, 2020
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstma.gov/1932/Featured-Artists

Copeland explores her relationship with a recovering forest in Northfield that she and her husband conserved "Forever Wild" in 2007 with Mount Grace. She says, "To see a forest hawk perched high in the canopy requires senses on high alert. This is good for a painter." The use of soft acrylics with flow medium loosens paint so that it acts like watercolor on canvas or Fabriano paper. Wet paint on horizontal surfaces yields surprises -- color and form emerge and blend in unexpected ways.

Contact: Christine Copeland
christinecopeland16@gmail.com
413-834-1020

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Natural Beauty of Plum Island

Artist: John Sargent
Start Date: February 28, 2020
End Date: March 31, 2020
Reception Date: Sunday, March 8, 3:30pm
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and a student of the Lyme Academy of Art, John Sargent has worked and taught in many mediums. He has lived close to Long Island Sound and has become a keen observer of the landscape around him, which has inspired him to create images that raise awareness about the fragility of this coastal area. He and a friend were able to get permission to visit the island at different times of day during all 4 seasons under various weather conditions.

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

 

Maternal

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 6, 2020
End Date: April 1, 2020
Reception Date: March 6, 6-9pm
Location Name: Go With the Float Art Space
Address: 122 Pleasant Street, Keystone Building
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/Art-Gallery-at-Go-with-the-Float-118495016209505

This group show invites us to think about the Mother... Being a mother, Our mother, doing art work with a mother and child, the female lineage of a family, mothering... etc.

Contact: Amy Kotel
adkzab@gmail.com
413-923-2554

 

Dean Nimmer

Artist: Dean Nimmer
Start Date: March 6, 2020
End Date: April 2, 2020
Reception Date: March 6, 6-9pm
Location Name: Book Moon
Hours: Sun 1-5pm, Mon-Thur 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 86 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: bookmoonbooks.com

Join us for a reception and launch of a new art show featuring the book-inspired collages of Dean Nimmer. We'll have collages, art cards, books and tools of the trade and more from the artist. At 7pm the artist will give a talk on his work. Light refreshments served.

Contact: Gavin J. Grant
info@bookmoonbooks.com
413-203-1717

 

Love Thy Beautiful Neighbors

Artists: 28 local artists
Start Date: February 7, 2020
End Date: February 29, 2020
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 27 Combs Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BigRedFrame.com

A group exhibit that celebrates universal LOVE: the Love of our Neighbors, ALL our neighbors: the ones across the street, across the border or across the ocean; and across age, race or gender identifications.

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

 

Moving Water

Artist: Nathan Wood
Start Date: February 1, 2020
End Date: February 29, 2020
Location Name: Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Address: 27 Combs Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.massaudubon.org/arcadia

An exploration of the streams, rivers, and waterfalls of New England and beyond, in all four seasons, highlighting the motion of water through long exposure photography. Nathan Wood hails from West Virginia and now calls Easthampton home. In his four years in New England he has roamed far and wide. He hopes this exhibit will make you fall in love with the New England landscape just as he did while taking these photographs.

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

 

Watercolors

Artist: Sumiyo Toribe
Start Date: February 7, 2020
End Date: March 5, 2020
Location Name: Wedge Works Art and Home
Address: 26 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: wedgeworksart.com

Sumiyo Toribe was born in Kyoto, Japan during September 1973. Toribe studied art throughout her education but began painting seriously when she joined the graduate painting program at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1996. Her works have been published in several magazines and newspapers and been featured on local television. She instructs art classes online, privately and at the college level. Sumiyo expresses her daily experience through watercolor, sumi ink, and oil paint.

Contact: Boni Johnson
bonibayside@gmail.com
201-310-2711

 

A Nature Song

Artist: Fernando Molina
Start Date: February 7, 2020
End Date: February 26, 2020
Location Name: ECA Gallery
Hours: Mon & Wed 1-5pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/event/a-nature-song-by-fernando-molina

Fernando Molina's nature photography "reveals flora and fauna in it's natural environment" and "the unexpected beauty of nature".

Contact: arts@easthamptonma.gov
413-529-1425

 

Concealed / Revealed

Artist: Beckie Kravetz
Start Date: February 7, 2020
End Date: February 27, 2020
Location Name: MAP Space
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/event/concealed-revealed-by-beckie-kravitz

An exhibition of handmade masks and sculpture.

Contact: arts@easthamptonma.gov
413-529-1425

 

Singular: Monotypes and Monoprints

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 7, 2020
End Date: March 28, 2020
Location Name: #LOCAL Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sat 12-7pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: localgallerybyciderhouse.com

Monotypes and monoprints are "singular" one-of-a-kind and unique art works. Dating back to the 17th century, the monotype process offers the artist an opportunity for direct visual expression using hand-pulled techniques. The exhibit includes prints by more than 20 artists. "Singular" is a special Western Mass regional exhibition of the Monotype Guild of New England. Art Talk and champagne with artists Elisa Lanzi, Esther S. White and Lisa Barthelson: Friday, Feb 28, 6-8pm.

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

 

Oil Paintings

Artist: Richard Nowak
Start Date: January 31, 2020
End Date: February 28, 2020
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Richard Nowak paints New England landscapes, harbor scenes and gardens, using oils, acrylics and watercolors in an impasto impressionist style utilizing brush work and painting knives. Working on location and from photographs, he allows the actual texture of the paint strokes to convey the feeling of delight and joy that the act of painting inspires in him. The landscape or floral paintings are intended to emotionally uplift the observer and create a source of delight as food for the soul.

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

 

Photographs

Artist: Denise Riggs
Start Date: January 15, 2020
End Date: March 31, 2020
Location Name: Payson Gallery
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-5pm
Address: 50 Payson Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/event/photographs-by-denise-riggs

I am a fine art photographer with a BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. I have lived in the Pioneer Valley since 2002. Instinctually, I approach a subject directly. I shoot what I see and call it what it is. I do not manipulate my images (outside of routine color correction), no cropping, no double exposure, and using only available light. I am intrigued with reflections; I feel their layered complexities bring out the finest elements of contemporary photography.

Contact: 413-529-1425

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

The Silkscreen Experience

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 4, 2020
End Date: February 27, 2020
Location Name: The Sanford Gallery @ Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com/the-silkscreen-experience

Silkscreen printing is a modern printmaking mode with a very old history. The works on display come from the Zea Mays Printmaking archive and from ZMP members, past and present, who have practiced the medium. This exhibition celebrates the potential for new silkscreen innovation with the equipment recently added to the studio.

Contact: liz@zeamaysprintmaking.com

 

Vision 20/20

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 3, 2020
End Date: February 27, 2020
Location Name: Greenfield Cooperative Bank
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat 9am-12pm
Address: 6 Main Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.greenfieldcoopbank.com

An exhibition in two parts beginning and concluding the new year by artists Erica Ann Flood, Jennifer Ablard, Ellen Koteen, and Denise M. Riggs. It focuses on interpretations of perspective. We are a group of seven artists brought together in 2019, inspired by one member's craving for a supportive community of art makers. We encourage each other along our individual visual and artistic journeys. All members live in the Pioneer Valley and met through Easthampton's cultural community.

Contact: Denise M. Riggs
esinedmorr@gmail.com
413-478-4911

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Finding My Valley: A Search for Connection and Meaning in the Pioneer Valley Landscape

Date: March 5, 7-9pm
Location Name: Greenfield Community College
Address: One College Drive
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.gcc.mass.edu/events/finding-my-valley-a-search-for-connection-and-meaning-in-the-pioneer-valley-landscape

A presentation by photographer Michael Zide who has been actively photographing in the Pioneer Valley since 1982. The presentation examines his own search for meaning in the work that he's created "sense of place" and "perception bias" ties his photography into a cohesive body of work. Michael Zide has been a TedX presenter as well as presenting many programs to school and adult groups.

Contact: pvi@gcc.mass.edu
413-775-1661

 

Gallery Talk: Juana Valdes

Date: February 26, 12-1pm
Location Name: Greenfield Community College
Address: One College Drive
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.gcc.mass.edu/humanities/exhibit/juana-valdes

Gallery talk by artist Juana Valdes, whose work is on display in GCC's South Gallery through February 27. Valdes uses printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and site-specific installations, to explore issues of race, transnationalism, gender, labor, and class.

Contact: Joan O'Beirne
obeirnj@gcc.mass.edu

 

Something Old, Something New, Nothing Borrowed & a Taste of Blue

Artist: Bobby Davis
Start Date: February 25, 2020
End Date: April 18, 2020
Reception Date: February 28, 6-8pm
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/events/482491462641784

Davis started photographing Jazz Greats by accident. While writing a student article on jazz guitarist Michael Gregory for The Collegian, Davis brought a camera when he saw no one shooting the event. Upon this, he was asked by the Amherst Record to share his photos for their article, and by Gregory, who was seeking press materials. Since then, his many years of shooting saw him documenting friends, family and his travels, but his passion remains in capturing jazz musicians in the Pioneer Valley.

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

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Light in the Middle of the Day

Artist: Roberley Bell
Start Date: February 22, 2020
End Date: March 21, 2020
Location Name: Readywipe Gallery
Hours: Feb 29, March 7, 14 & 21 (2-4pm each day)
Address: 532 Main Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: readywipegallery.com

The sculptures included in Roberley Bell's exhibition straddle the space between representation and abstraction. A formal language of color, pattern and materially are at play in these bold vertical sculptures.

Contact: info@readywipegallery.com

 

Montague Exhibits/Events

Annual Small Works Community Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 1, 2020
End Date: February 29, 2020
Location Name: Sawmill River Arts Gallery
Address: 40 Greenfield Road
City/Town: Montague
Website: sawmillriverarts.com

76 small art works by area artists. This annual unjuried community outreach exhibit includes pieces in many art forms and expressions by persons of all ages.

Contact: 413-367-2885

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Landscape

Artist: Jennifer Ablard
Start Date: February 25, 2020
End Date: March 31, 2020
Reception Date: TBD
Location Name: Curran and Keegan Financial Group Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Address: 46 Round Hill Road
City/Town: Northampton

Old Springfield Road is the link between Northampton and Easthampton by way of the Oxbow meadows and includes the Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary. It hosts a wide skyline vista for viewing the Holyoke and Mt. Tom Ranges, gauging the weather, observing sunrises, sunsets, and migrating birds. The wide expanse... is different every hour of every day! I have been documenting the changes that occur in the vista from the exact same spot for the past few years.

Contact: Jennifer Ablard
jenniferablardphotography@gmail.com
978-375-2315

 

Lecture: Photographer Regina DeLuise

Date: March 5, 5pm
Location Name: Graham Hall, Hillyer Art Building
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton

Photographer Regina DeLuise is committed to an immersive experience of place. As an artist, she has spent a lifetime leaning towards what is unknown in order to create space for direct experience. Her work is formal in approach and springs from a place of inquiry. Utilizing film and a large format, 8x10 view camera, compels her to move slowly and interpret her surroundings at a pace that is in opposition to our culture's spinning clock.

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

 

Leaves

Artist: Joan Dix Blair
Start Date: March 5, 2020
End Date: March 29, 2020
Reception Date: Friday, March 13, 5-7pm
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

A solo show of color prints. Blair's work is abstract, and the recent prints for the first time incorporate her thoughts of narration - as the cycle of seasons or a storytelling scroll. The exhibit title, "Leaves", considers the paper trail of a printmaker as well as leaves from trees. Blair is a member of Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence and a longtime resident of the Berkshires. joandixblair.com

Contact: Joan Dix Blair
blairprints@gmail.com
413-586-6300

 

From the Studio

Artist: Marilyn Allen
Start Date: March 5, 2020
End Date: March 29, 2020
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

Paintings and Drawings by Marilyn Allen.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

VHS (T.)A.P.E.

Artists: Gibson + Recoder
Start Date: March 6, 2020
End Date: April 1, 2020
Reception Date: Friday, March 14, 5-8pm
Location Name: APE Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

Kinetic sculpture, light works, and paintings made using discarded VHS video tape, conceived during Gibson + Recoder's recent artist residency at the Jentel Foundation in Banner, Wyoming. The title of the exhibition is a play on the Available Potential Enterprise (A.P.E.) of VHS video tape. Gibson + Recoder have been exhibiting their expanded cinema installations and projection performances since 2000. They live and work in NYC. gibsonrecoder.com

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

 

Luminous Places

Artist: Christopher Curtis
Start Date: March 9, 2020
End Date: April 3, 2020
Reception Date: Monday, March 16, 6-8:30pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

I am interested in photographing landscapes where the bones of the earth are revealed, where there are big skies and wild animals moving freely, and where sunlight etches the features of the land. I am also interested in the sacred places where its ancient aboriginal man's relationship with the land can still be seen. Many of these places are vanishing forever, just in the time that I have been on the planet.

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

 

Ceramic Sculptures

Artist: Immer Mowry Cook
Start Date: March 9, 2020
End Date: April 3, 2020
Reception Date: Monday, March 16, 6-8:30pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

I use traditional hand-building techniques and occasional wheel thrown elements to create my sculptures. My work has generally always made reference to vessel forms, using the architecture of the vessel (foot, body, handle, spout), as a vehicle for self-expression. One thread in my current body of work represents a departure from that focus. In this series I tried to develop a personal iconography which led me to a series of portraits and the incorporation of a pedestal element into my compositions.

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

 

Paintings

Artist: Susan Valentine
Start Date: March 9, 2020
End Date: April 3, 2020
Reception Date: Monday, March 16, 6-8:30pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

I'm endlessly fascinated by the play of natural light on a surface. In 2017 I began to direct that interest to my parents' childhood marble collection playing in the afternoon sun on my windowsill. That became a three-year journey, which grew to include many more marbles photographed on sunny afternoons as reference for these oil paintings.

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

 

You Are a Gift / Fancy Hotel Magazines

Artist: Mo Willems
Start Date: March 1, 2020
End Date: March 31, 2020
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: RMichelson.com

"The struggles of the last year, it's unkindness and pettiness, can obscure an important fact: living a generous life is a gift. I am reminded how lucky I am to be surrounded by good people, and you are one of them. Having spent a great deal of time in hotels this past year, I am acutely aware of the joys and comforts in knowing where I will spend the night. Consequently, proceeds to this 4th annual benefit exhibit will be donated to Northampton Shelter Sunday." --Mo Willems

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

 

Saturday Morning

Artist: Nancy Morgan Barnes
Start Date: February 12, 2020
End Date: March 13, 2020
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Brown Fine Arts Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton

An exhibition of drawings by the artist Nancy Morgan Barnes. The artist regularly draws from the figure with a group of like-minded people to break the isolation and solitude of the studio. The resulting studies and sketches have a simple frankness much like the jottings in a weekly journal.

Contact: Rebecca Davis
oresmangallery@smith.edu
413-585-3100

 

Portrait of Genevieve

Artist: Genevieve Mae Burnett
Start Date: February 7, 2020
End Date: February 29, 2020
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists, the New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Burnett often used herself as the subject of her paintings, and this, as it is for many painters, probably was a way of finding a path through her complicated life. In her case, this artistic practice was pursued with more urgency than it is for most. Her way to recognition was impeded by being a lone woman in a mental health system, where the reward for the person arises mostly from mercy than does from untainted admiration. Shown here is a selection of self-portraits from the collection.

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

 

ELSESPACES

Artists: Maria Guarino, Cori Cannavino, Anya Klepacki
Start Date: February 7, 2020
End Date: February 29, 2020
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists, the New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Anchor House of Artists hosts three women & non-binary artists who create three alternative-space shows in February. Each recontextualizes perceptions of the world: the stigma attached to epileptic seizures, the experience and manipulation of light, & the power of fantasy in reshaping a future reality. They invite you into these Elsespaces, explore with them, and reconsider these experiential elements often overlooked. See website for scheduled events.

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

 

2020 Landscape Exhibition at William Baczek Fine Arts

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 5, 2020
End Date: March 14, 2020
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm Thur-Sat 10am-6 pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

In this exhibition, we invite artists to expand upon and redefine what can be considered a landscape. This year fourteen artists from across the U.S., Canada, and Europe have been invited to participate: Guy Laramee, Jeremy Miranda, Michael Abrams, Jana Brike, Matthew Cornell, Jeff Gola, Andrew Haines, Charlie Hunter, Rick Pas, Scott Prior, Robert Sweeney, Jamie Young, and Charles Malzenski. The show will also include selections from the estate of artist Mallory Lake.

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

 

Home Ground

Artists: Elizabeth Lehman, Will Sillin
Start Date: February 6, 2020
End Date: March 1, 2020
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

Plein-air and studio paintings by Elizabeth Lehman and Will Sillin explore the lay of the land and light of our earthly home.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Jane Timken

Artist: Jane Timken
Start Date: February 6, 2020
End Date: March 1, 2020
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowgallery.org

A small selection of drawings, monotypes, and paintings on the subject of roses.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Artist of the Month

Artist: Cathy Kenneally
Start Date: February 3, 2020
End Date: February 28, 2020
Location Name: Northampton Senior Center, Hall Gallery
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton

Cathy Kenneally finds inspiration is the natural world and the breathtaking beauty of the New England landscape. Her oil paintings will be on view at the Northampton Senior Center Artspace.

Contact: Nancy Yesu
Nyesu@northamptonma.gov
413-587-1313

 

Project Redemption

Artist: Veronika Patty
Start Date: February 7, 2020
End Date: March 5, 2020
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

A travelling photo exhibit featuring people in recovery created by Ashburnham photographer Veronika Patty. In August, Patty came to Northampton to take pictures of people in recovery who are affiliated with the Northampton Recovery Center.

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

 

Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne in the Berkshires

Artist: Kay Canavino
Start Date: February 7, 2020
End Date: March 5, 2020
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Fine art photographer Kay Canavino recently moved to Northampton from the Berkshires. The color photographs she is showing at the Hosmer Gallery are from a project she did on the writers Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne and how the landscape shaped their writing. Many of the photographs show the abundance of whale and sea imagery in the landscape--things Melville might have seen to remind him of his time spent at sea.

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

 

Street Scenes & Historic Buildings

Artist: Jesse Merrick
Start Date: February 7, 2020
End Date: March 5, 2020
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

This photography collection consists of black & white photographs reflecting my interest in local & national historic buildings and in capturing engaging and dramatic street scenes. I am interested in photography that has a retro or timeless atmosphere and I am most inspired by classic architecture, landscape and street photography. Recording interesting and spontaneous, real-life candid moments with striking lighting is my primary focus.

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

 

Tiny Pricks Project Northampton

Start Date: February 8, 2020
End Date: February 28, 2020
Location Name: APE Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 2-5pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

Tiny Pricks Project Northampton was spearheaded by Jill St. Coeur and A.P.E. to create some local interest in this national project. Contributors from around the world are stitching Donald Trump's words into textiles, creating the material record of his presidency and of the movement against it. Local participants are making tiny pricks to exhibit in conjunction with pieces from Diana Weymar's archives.

Contact: jill st coeur
jill.nohotpp@gmail.com

 

You, the drop, and I, the Ocean

Artist: Scout Cuomo
Start Date: January 30, 2020
End Date: April 17, 2020
Location Name: Smith College Alumnae House Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Address: 33 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: scoutcuomo.com

Though the winter months have drawn us away from feeling bodies of water hold us on a warm day, these paintings of the figure consumed by the ocean serve as a place to reflect upon our connection to exploring our inner depths and its home in the universe. These oceans of paint revel in the vast, colorful landscape of our connection to the multiverse of space and water.

Contact: Jonelle Dennis
jdennis@smith.edu
413-585-2066

 

River Walks, Horizons, Crows, Dogs

Artist: Lynn Peterfreund
Start Date: January 1, 2020
End Date: February 28, 2020
Location Name: Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Address: 112 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: lynnpeterfreund.com

Lynn Peterfreund is showing monotypes from her recent series, River Walks, depicting the Andrea Dawson Conservation area at the CT river in Hadley. Six larger prints from a colorful series of abstracted horizons of water and sky, along with two crow etchings and four painted dog portraits make up this show. All work is framed and available for purchase through the artist.

Contact: Lynn Peterfreund
lynnpeterfreund@gmail.com
413-237-6982

 

Brattleboro-West Arts

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 6, 2020
End Date: February 28, 2020
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Galleries
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.brattleboro-west-arts.com

Brattleboro-West Arts was founded in 2009 by neighbors who recognized the vibrant creative community that exists in the watershed of the Whetstone Brook west of downtown Brattleboro. Since then, membership has grown to include about thirty professional artists and craftspeople, working in many different media, who gather each month to share a meal, to educate and encourage each other, and to explore ways to enrich the artistic life of southern Vermont, and the surrounding area.

 

Birds and Wildlife of Berkshire and Hampshire Counties

Artist: Maggie Martin
Start Date: January 6, 2020
End Date: February 28, 2020
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

Martin's beautiful photographs are a wonderful break from the cold and ice now settling on the Pioneer Valley. She has spent many years searching for and documenting the beauty of local animal life, especially the wide range of birds that make this area their home.

 

Looking East - A Personal Interpretation

Artist: Jay Alexander
Start Date: January 6, 2020
End Date: March 31, 2020
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Health Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive
City/Town: Northampton

Alexander's beautiful brush paintings present reinterpretations of several themes in Classical Chinese painting: the plum, orchid, flowering plants, birds, and landscape. These subjects are expressed through his deep attachment to the natural world, where the essential truth of a painted object is the operation of the spirit (Chi) in life movement (Zheng tung). His work has appeared in many literary/art publications--The Shanghai Literary Review, Remembered Arts, The Hopper Magazine and the A3 Review.

 

Off-Brand Graceland

Artists: Senior Studio Art Majors at Smith College
Start Date: December 9, 2019
End Date: February 26, 2020
Location Name: Oresman & Jannotta Galleries (in Brown Fine Arts Center)
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/academics/art

Senior Studio Art Exhibition.

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

 

A Dust Bowl of Dog Soup: Picturing the Great Depression

Start Date: November 19, 2019
End Date: May 24, 2020
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: smith.edu

In 1935, in the midst of the Great Depression, President Roosevelt needed to generate enthusiasm for his New Deal. The challenge was to find support for investments into programs and services directed primarily to the recovery of rural America, which most city folk had not experienced firsthand.

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

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

My Little Town

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 17, 2020
End Date: March 8, 2020
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Hours: Fri-Sat 12-5pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

Art reflecting scenes, buildings, and events primarily in the towns of Northfield, Bernardston, and Gill with Montague and Millers Falls also represented. JoAnn Denehy, Kimiko Donohoe, Mary Glabach Field, Leni Gaudet, MJ Hauri, Annette Kilminster, Barb King, Jeanne Kozlowski, Annette Mackin, Caledonia McKeon, Rowan McKeon, Beverly Phelps, Melanie Phillips, Deb Putnam, Cate Woolner.

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

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Works in Clay

Artist: Marilyn Andrews
Start Date: February 28, 2020
End Date: April 26, 2020
Reception Date: April 18, 2-4pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Fri-Mon 10am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.salmonfallsgallery.com

This retrospective exhibit shows a body of sculptural work from 1983-2019, each one of them using the human figure to tell its story. "When I strip away clothing and hair, with their signals about gender and class, I have a powerful basic symbol to work with. When I depict figures as I see them around me, I get the same symbolic power with the weight of culture added. When I create an imagined figure I have a symbol of the Self removed to a perspective that moment-to-moment living can't access."

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

 

Mud Season

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 26, 2020
End Date: March 30, 2020
Reception Date: February 29, 3-5pm
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed-Thurs 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

The potters of the Co-op present functional, decorative and fanciful pottery, giving a positive spin to the challenges of mud season. Several paintings are also included in the exhibit.

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

 

South Hadley Exhibits/Events

Photographs: Architecture and Animals

Artist: Vera Yanez
Start Date: February 1, 2020
End Date: February 29, 2020
Location Name: Loomis Village Retirement Community
Hours: 10am-6pm daily
Address: 20 Bayon Drive
City/Town: South Hadley

Photos of Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona, Spain, and of the fascinating creatures found in the wild and in captivity during my travels.

Contact: Nancy Young
Youngnancy@charter.net
413-923-8545

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

History: Selections from the Gallery

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 13, 2020
End Date: March 12, 2020
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat by appt
Address: 1500 Main Street, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.art4thesoul.org

Celebrating 10 amazing artists whose artwork embodies historical perspectives & visions.

Contact: 413-301-6314

 

Fallacies of a Black Enthusiast

Artist: Kiayani Douglas
Start Date: February 4, 2020
End Date: February 29, 2020
Location Name: Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, STCC
Hours: Tue-Fri 12:30-4:30pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Address: 1 Armory Street, Building 28 (use Pearl Street gate)
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.stcc.edu/campus-life/arts-culture/amyhcarberrygallery

Kiayani Douglas has spent the last three years developing an interdisciplinary body of work called Black Identity Enthusiast. B.I.E. is a body of artwork geared towards curating conversations rooted in race, history and privilege. She uses the Black Panthers Party for Self-defense 10-point program to critique and make visual connections to social injustices that have plagued African Americans during the Diaspora. Feb 27, 10am: Artist talk in B19 FORUM.

Contact: Sondra Peron
speron@stcc.edu
413-755-5258

 

Buoniconti, D'Agostino, Petrolati II

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 16, 2020
End Date: February 29, 2020
Location Name: Springfield Jewish Community Center
Hours: Mon-Thur 5:30am-9:30pm, Fri 5:30am-6pm, Sun 7am-5pm
Address: 1160 Dickinson Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldjcc.org

Join us for this exhibit of a local family of artists. Joanne Buoniconti, Frank D'Agostino, and Vi Petrolati.

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

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

413 Art Documentary Series Premiere

Date: February 28, 8pm
Location Name: Shea Theater Arts Center
Address: 71 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.facebook.com/events/s/413-art-documentary-series-pre/176997696851209

(413)Art investigates the local multi-disciplinary arts scene through filmed interviews with a diverse cross-county range of artists, following them in their work spaces to hear their stories and observe their practices.

 

Triple SSS: Sensual, Sexual, Smut

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 13, 2020
End Date: March 21, 2020
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: Thur-Sat 12-5pm
Address: 125A Avenue A (next to the Black Cow Burger Bar)
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: ninasnook.com

Triple SSS: Sensual, Sexual, Smut returns for the sixth time to Nina's Nook in Turners Falls, opening Thursday, February 13 through Saturday, March 21. Triple SSS features sculpture from artists working in wood, bone, metal, clay and paper to create forms that suggest a spectrum of sensuality, from mildly erotic to deliberately naughty. Photography, prints, and paintings feature both figurative and abstract fantasies and improvisations from mild to wild.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Exploded View: You Are Here

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 5, 2020
End Date: February 29, 2020
Location Name: The Great Falls Discovery Center
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls

A community art show featuring dozens of artists. The theme is maps and all that they imply. Where do you live? Where are you from? Where do you dream? Where are your borders? Who gets to make the map? And who gets left out? Throughout January and February, Exploded View will host a series of workshops and events. Saturday, Feb 29, 1-3pm: OPEN MIC READING, Join the ongoing conversation about mapping, the significance of place, and movement across boundaries. Each reader will have up to five minutes.

Contact: Samantha Wood
explodedviewma@gmail.com
413-522-3832

 

Ware Exhibits/Events

Making Magic: The Art of Gary A. Lippincott

Artist: Gary Lippincott
Start Date: March 6, 2020
End Date: April 26, 2020
Reception Date: March 21, 5-7pm
Location Name: ArtWorks Gallery
Hours: Fri 3-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 69 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org/gallery

Come visit the enchanting world of Gary Lippincott's fantasy art and whimsical illustrations. Gary has been riding to work on the back of a dragon for many years. His delicate, highly detailed, old-world style watercolors will elevate your imagination. Join us for an artist reception and brief presentation on March 21st, 5-7pm. Light refreshments will be served.

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

 

Residency at Bird Hill Farm

Artist: Karen Dolmanisth
Start Date: January 19, 2020
End Date: March 1, 2020
Location Name: Bird Hill Farm
Hours: Sun 12-4pm, or by appt
Address: 145 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: birdhillfarmbnb.com

In the transitional time leading up to her residency, Dolmanisth filled all of the guest rooms and common spaces in the Inn with some of her recent work. As her work unfolds, she will replace works displayed with new ones she creates during her residency, so the work on exhibit will change as the residency unfolds. At the culmination of her residency, she will facilitate 2 separate weekend-long retreats and a talk about her work and her process. Dates and details announced as the event approaches.

Contact: Vance Chatel
chatel64@gmail.com
413-277-0373

 

LOVE Story: Artists Share Stories Behind Favorite Artwork

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 31, 2020
End Date: February 27, 2020
Location Name: ArtWorks Gallery
Hours: Fri 3-7pm, Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 69 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org/artworks-gallery

Come feel the love at ArtWorks in February, when several of our favorite local artists share the love stories that inspired some of their works. Enjoy a rare glimpse behind the canvas, and find out how these artists turned their love stories into remarkable works of art.

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

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Manipulation

Artist: Amanda Kralovic
Start Date: February 18, 2020
End Date: March 21, 2020
Location Name: Arno Maris Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 11am-3pm
Address: Westfield State University
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfield.ma.edu/marisgallery

A native to the Saratoga Springs, NY, area, Kralovic's work has been exhibited in various juried national and international exhibitions in the United States and New Zealand. Her recent work portrays the emotional and natural sensations of water as it moves through and around the body and mind, depicted though shape, pattern, and color.

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

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Articulture Westfield 2020: A Celebration of Local Creativity

Sponsoring Group Name: ArtWorks of Westfield
Deadline: April 10
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.artworkswestfield.com

Articulture Westfield is our annual spring art show combined with live music and regional authors under one roof at Amelia Park Arena Westfield. Reception May 1, 6-8pm. Show May 2, 10am-4pm. Display space is 10' x 10'. Display fee is $25. Artists provide their own tent, tables, chairs, display vehicles. Accepted media: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, pottery, mixed media. Submit three jpg images of your work to artworkswestfield@gmail.com

Contact: Donna Carmel
info@artworkswestfield.com
413-335-6976

 

Logo Contest

Sponsoring Group Name: Three Sisters Sanctuary
Deadline: March 17
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Goshen
Website: www.threesisterssanctuary.com

Seeking submission of designs to represent the sanctuary on t-shirts, merchandise and in print. The merchandise will be sold as fundraisers to continue to develop and sustain Three Sisters. The winning design will be featured for one year as a limited edition. There is a prize of 2 nights free stay in our Airbnb or $150 cash! Also seeking new art to be displayed in the sanctuary from April to October of 2020. If you would like to be considered, please email photos of your work and contact info.

Contact: Alexandra Mello
info@threesisterssanctuary.com
413-210-4346

 

Annual Juried Art Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Red Thread Network
Deadline: March 23
Submission Fees: $30 for one piece, $5 each for two more pieces
City/Town: West Springfield
Website: www.redthreadnetworkforthearts.org

Annual juried show held at the West Springfield library at 200 Park St. Exhibit from April 1-27 during library hours. Printable Prospectus available on website. Reception/Awards: April 6. 5-7pm. $30 entry fee includes annual membership for Red Thread Network.

Contact: jane@redthreadnetworkfortheart.org
413-736-8882

 

Seeking Community Workshop Hosts

Sponsoring Group Name: Make-It Springfield
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.makeitspringfield.org/space-rental

Make-It Springfield invites proposals from potential new hosts interested in utilizing our space for public or private workshops or meetings in the arts, science, technology, personal enrichment, and other topics. Space is currently available at a rate of $10 / hour. All workshop proposals must be submitted online in advance. This is a great way to promote your work to the community. We are also a perfect community space to hold public workshops that are supported by local cultural council grants.

Contact: Sheldon Smith
sheldon@makeitspringfield.org
413-455-0663

 

Work-Study Program at Snow Farm

Sponsoring Group Name: Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program
Deadline: May 1 & June 1
Submission Fees: $25 application fee
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: snowfarm.org

An opportunity for students, artists and craftspeople (ages 18+) to work at Snow Farm and gain valuable experience in exchange for tuition-free workshops, housing, and meals (when the dining hall is open). The program runs May-November in three, 7-week sessions. Applicants can apply to more than one session. Work assignments are varied and may include property maintenance, greeting and checking students, working in the kitchen and more.

Contact: Dani Thompson
Dani@snowfarm-art.org
413-268-3101

 

Pioneer Valley Mini Maker Faire

Sponsoring Group Name: Pioneer Valley Mini Maker Faire
Deadline: March 6
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: pioneervalley.makerfaire.com

This year's Pioneer Valley Mini Maker Faire will take place on Saturday, April 11, at Mount Holyoke College. We're open to a wide array of exhibit types -- DIY tech, ceramics, textiles, food, inventions, craft soda -- whatever! Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects. Application on website.

 

Our Loving Earth: 2020 Juried Spring Art Exhibit

Sponsoring Group Name: Monson Arts Council
Deadline: March 4-11 (see website)
Submission Fees: $25 one piece, $35 two pieces, $45 three pieces
City/Town: Monson
Website: www.MonsonArtsCouncil.org

Our Loving Earth: 27th Annual Monson Arts Council Juried Spring Show: Weekends April 4-19, at House of Art. Photography/Video, Painting, 3D Art (including Fiber Art), Graphic Art (including drawing and printmaking). $4300 in Prizes. Completed in past 3 yrs, not previously exhibited in a MAC show. Must be for sale: Commission 20%. All entrants, work accepted or not, eligible for sales shop. Full details on website.

Contact: Tim Denney
artshows@monsonartscouncil.org
413-267-3208

 

Mountains Majesty

Sponsoring Group Name: #LOCAL Gallery
Deadline: February 26
Submission Fees: $35 for 1-3 images; $5 for each additional
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: localgallerybyciderhouse.com/exhibitions/mountains-majesty

Within the mountain theme, all media is eligible for consideration: all visual arts, painting, drawing, sculpture, and video. We are open to seeing other mediums and encourage 3D as well as 2D work. We are very open to many different styles and formats and thinking and creating outside of the box. Show dates: March 6 to April 26. See website for more information. It is important to read all of the submission guidelines to successfully complete the submission process.

Contact: 413-203-5781

 

Classes & Workshops

Watercolor Workshop with Barbara Johnson

Date & Time: Saturdays, 10am-3pm, March 7 & 14
Fee: $325
Class Location: Barbara Johnson Studio
Address: Cottage Street Studios
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Think Slow-Paint Fast. Explore the delightful medium of watercolor. Learn the basic principles and possibilities of the "live" medium. Beginning, returning artists, and those wanting guidance on personal projects are welcome.

Contact: Barbara Johnson
Barbarajohnson202@gmail.com
413-259-7727

 

Nature Painting with Jan Ruby-Crystal

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 2-5pm, March 2 - April 6
Fee: $255 Mass Audubon members, $290 non-members
Class Location: Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Address: 127 Combs Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#search

Learn new techniques, develop compositional skills, and learn more about color mixing. Discover ways that media work together (and don't) while you create artwork in an environment of learning, discovery, and joy. Group and individualized instruction will be provided. Please bring all the materials you require; artist/instructor Jan Ruby-Crystal may bring some additions to pique your interest. A list of suggested materials will be emailed to all participants.

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

 

Spirit of the Crow with Loretta Kane

Date & Time: March 21, 10am-1pm
Fee: sliding scale $20-40
Organization: Art & Soul
Class Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit
Address: 11 Center Street
City/Town: Northampton

This workshop is part of "A Celebration of Crows" featuring art from Loretta Kane. Loretta will lead us in a quiet, contemplative creative exploration with pen, ink, watercolor and clay of Crow as Wise Inner Guide. No need to be artsy in any way. Suitable for those 14+, no young children, please.

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

 

Anatomy and the Art of Figure Drawing Part 2 with Barbara Johnson

Date & Time: Mondays, March 2 - April 8
Fee: $400
Class Location: Barbara Johnson Studio
Address: Cottage Street Studios
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

This workshop provides a variety of approaches to better comprehend the forms of the Head, Features, Hands and Feet. Learn the essential skeletal and muscle structures influencing the surface forms on the live model. By analyzing master portrait drawings with exercises, you will build your knowledge of the human form and greatly improve your figure drawing. Artists will work from a live model at each session. Class size is limited to guarantee personalized instruction. All levels welcome.

Contact: Barbara Johnson
Barbarajohnson202@gmail.com
413-259-7727

 

MANDALA: An Artist Retreat with Karen Dolmanisth

Date & Time: March 22, April 26, May 24
Fee: $189
Class Location: Bird Hill Farm
Address: 145 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: eventbrite.com/e/mandala-an-artist-retreat-with-karen-dolmanisth-tickets-94895142927

One-day retreats facilitated by internationally recognized artist Karen Dolmanisth. The retreat is open to artists and non-artists alike--anyone interested in learning about and experiencing the meditative qualities of creating a mandala. The day-long retreat will be divided into two main sections with the morning being devoted to a survey of mandalas throughout history and across cultures. Guests will leave with instructions and materials to continue this practice into their daily lives.

Contact: Vance Chatel
chatel64@gmail.com

 

Nalbinding with Angela Robins

Date & Time: Saturday, April 4, 10am-4pm
Fee: Sliding Scale $100 - $130 (includes materials and lunch)
Organization: Fabric of Life
Class Location: Farmhouse
Address: 80 Bassett Road
City/Town: Shelburne
Website: www.fabric-of-life.org/nalbinding

Nalbinding is an ancient form of fabric construction that dates back to the Iron and Bronze Ages. For hundreds of years, Scandinavians have used nalbinding techniques to make hats, socks, milk strainers and mittens. The tools are simple: a single needle with an eye, and yarn that can be felted. In this class, students will learn the Oslo and Korgen stitches and how to nalbind in the round while crafting a custom cowl. We will discuss yarn selection and fulling methods for finishing.

Contact: Melissa Rudder
office@fabric-of-life.org
413-387-2684

 

Broom Making Workshop with Eva Gaultney

Date & Time: Sunday, June 14, 9-11:30am
Fee: Sliding Scale $55 - $85 (includes materials)
Organization: Fabric of Life
Class Location: Farmhouse
Address: 80 Bassett Road
City/Town: Shelburne
Website: www.fabric-of-life.org/broom-making-workshop

Attend a 2.5 hour workshop and learn the craft of broom making. You will learn the basics and weave one broom that will be cut into three brooms. Participants will learn the process of broom making and weave their own shaker combo broom.

Contact: Melissa Rudder
office@fabric-of-life.org
413-387-2684

 

Intro to Drawing Part I & Part II with Bill Rathbun

Date & Time: Saturdays, March 7 & 14, 10am-12pm
Fee: $30
Class Location: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

Explore your hidden talents of self expression with local artist Bill Rathbun. If just getting started, or sharpening your skills, you are invited to join thisstimulating 2-day workshop. Using simple materials in the use of drawing, proportion, perspective and shading, you will be encouraged to develop a sense of personal style and imagination. Includes supplies.

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

 

Tree of Life Papercut Workshop with Tamar Shadur

Date & Time: Sunday, March 22, 1-3:30pm
Fee: $30
Class Location: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

Learn a beloved folk tradition of many cultures. Using simple techniques and materials, you'll create at least one papercut to take home. Tamar Shadur is an experienced teacher with degrees in Art Education and Med ESL. She is a tapestry designer and weaver who offers papercut workshops as a way to pass on her late mother's expertise and legacy.

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

 

Drawing Into Watercolor

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 4-6pm, March 3 - April 7
Fee: $185 + supplies
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Have you always wanted to draw, and paint with watercolors? Well shut off your electronic devices and let's get started! In this fun and unique class we will explore the basics of black and white drawing and watercolor painting through exercises in still life, portraiture, and landscape. Open to all levels of ability.

Contact: Kelly Silliman
ncfa@nohoarts.org
413-584-7327

 

Poem of Myself: Creative Expression for Those Affected By Cancer

Date & Time: February 27, March 26, April 30, May 28
Fee: free will donation
Organization: Art & Soul
Class Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit
Address: 11 Center Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.artandsoulwm.org/poem-of-myself-creative-expression-for-those-affected-by-cancer.html

Sometimes it is helpful to shift gears, pause, breathe, spend some quiet time with yourself and do a soul check-in. Whether you have a cancer diagnosis, someone close to you does, or have lost someone, you are welcome into this gentle space of listening and creativity. I will provide a prompt that invites inner reflection; you come and enjoy nurturing space and all kinds of creative materials that assist you to give voice to the fullness of what you are feeling and experiencing.

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

 

Watercolor Series with Evelyn "Susie" Slater

Date & Time: Saturdays, 12-2:30pm, February 29 - March 28
Fee: $155 plus materials (approx. $30)
Class Location: Primary Colour Gallery Fine Art & Custom Framing
Address: 183 West State Street
City/Town: Granby
Website: www.pcfineart.com

Beginner level watercolor series, with Evelyn Susie Slater. Susie is a very talented artist, with a strong passion for sharing her artistic knowledge and experience with others. This series runs for five consecutive Saturdays. Registration online or at the gallery.

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

 

Divinatory Poetics: Composing and Encoding Collage with Regan Halas

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6:30-9pm, March 5 - April 16 (no class Mar 26)
Fee: $28 per class
Class Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.eventbrite.com/e/divinatory-poetics-composing-and-encoding-collage-tickets-91354813707

In this series we investigate composition through the art of collage: as an inquiry, a contemplative practice and an opportunity for unexpected revelations. We explore texture, the aesthetics of text and symbolism. Each week lays a pathway for future investigations. *Stillness & Line *Images/Fragments *Shades of Meaning *Flawed Beauty *Automatism *3 Principles. Open to all manner of the curious, intrepid and skeptical. Please reserve your space by purchasing your first class via EventBrite.

Contact: Regan
UnSungStudio@gmail.com
970-901-0779

 

Skies, Clouds And Sunsets with Meg Bandarra

Date & Time: April 18-19, 9:15am-12:15pm (both days)
Fee: $125 until Feb 29, $145 after Feb 29
Class Location: Center For The Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.megbandarra.com/p/classes-and-workshops.html

Learn to paint skyscapes with pastels in this two-day workshop. On day one we'll learn underpainting techniques, perspective and value relationships in clouds, and the unexpected colors that make convincing skies. On day two we'll paint a sunset, building and expanding on the techniques from day one. Both days include demonstrations, painting, and plenty of individual attention at your easel.

Contact: Meg Bandarra
megbandarra@gmail.com

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop with Akua Inks

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, March 7-8
Fee: $285 includes all materials for both days, or $145 for one day
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts Studio
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #415
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net/monotype-print-workshops

Monotypes are one-of-a-kind, unique! Imagine painting on a sheet of plastic, placing paper over it, then running it through my printing press. Come have fun and play with AKUA soy/water-based inks to create your prints. No experience necessary, all materials provided, three students max / class. Monotypes will be made on Mar 7, and we will employ the fun and fascinating world of making prints with Gel plates without a press on Mar 8. Next workshop: Saturday, April 18 for a monotype class only.

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

 

Totem Building with Maryanne Bens

Date & Time: Saturdays, 10am-1pm, March 7 - April 25
Fee: $310
Class Location: ClayWorks Pottery Studio
Address: 71 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org/clayworks

Totem Poles represent stories or important events with each figure on the totem representing part of the story. In this hand-building course, we will use a simple mold making techniques allowing more time for exploration of surface and form design. Hand building experience helpful, but not required. Week 1-6 is construction, no class week 7 while pieces are bisqued, week 8 is glaze week, week 9 is pick-up and critique. Includes 25lbs of clay, firing of your work, and access to 9hrs of open studio time.

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

 

Stained Glass Workshop / Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Saturday, March 7, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, a small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. We will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. The perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels welcome. Glass and supplies included in tuition. Upcoming classes: March 8, 14, 15. More dates on website.

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

 

Watercolor Big & Bold with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: 6:30-9pm, March 1 - April 1
Fee: $195 plus supplies
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Learn techniques and theory to create wonderful colorful paintings. techniques may include dry brush, wet on wet, big brush and flat brush. The emphasis is on "learning by doing" so expect to jump in with paint immediately.

Contact: Kelly Silliman
ncfa@nohoarts.org
413-584-7327

 

Create Art With Us with Lindsay K. Finch

Date & Time: Thursdays, 3-4pm (ongoing)
Fee: free - donations for supplies welcome
Organization: Lindsay Kendrick Studio
Class Location: Mill 180 Park
Address: 180 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lindsaykfinch.wixsite.com/lindsaykstudio

A new weekly class taught by art educator Lindsay K. Finch. Lindsay's approach is warm and nurturing. Her hope is for each child to have a creative experience that will keep their natural interest in art alive. Classes are free, though donations for supplies are greatly appreciated. Lindsay Kendrick Studio, LLC is a traveling art class for children ages 2 to 12 years old. They bring the art project and supplies to after school and special events.

Contact: Lindsay Finch
Lindsaykfinch@gmail.com
413-695-1386

 

Ashfield Watercolors with Walter Cudnohufsky

Date & Time: Saturdays, 9am-5:30pm, until June 6
Fee: $110 per class ($100 seniors)
Class Location: Belding Library
Address: 344 Main Street
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com

Fifteenth year of uncommon success dedicated to the adage everyone can paint. "Thank you so much for our day filled with so much creativity and excellent teaching techniques, knowledge and generosity, Also thank you for the wonderful pictures, materials list, and homework assignment." --Diane

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

 

Artist Workshops with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: ongoing (winter)
Class Location: Valley View Studio + Gallery
City/Town: Pelham
Website: www.lornaritz.com

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

Contact: gchilenski@gmail.com

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Easthampton: Studio Space at Paragon Arts and Industry Building

Location Name: Paragon Arts and Industry Building
Date(s) available: now
Address:150 Pleasant street
City/Town: Easthampton

Approximately 215 square feet for $225. Includes all utilities. First floor space with easy access to freight elevator, loading dock, bathrooms, and sinks. Right off the bike path, 2 breweries and dispensary just outside your back door. Lots of wall space, perfect for a painter. Easy parking and lots of amenities in town. Nice and warm during the winter and ceiling fans keep things cool all summer.

Contact: Jacin Giordano
jacingiordano@gmail.com
786-302-1927

 

Holyoke: 790 sqft Studio Space at Open Square

Location Name: Open Square, Mill 4, Suite 204
Date(s) available: February 1
Address: 4 Open Square Way
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.opensquare.com/space/studio

Located in Mill 4 on the 2nd floor. Lots of onsite parking. Card access and camera security system. Central location. Three high speed providers to choose from in building. White painted wood ceilings & brick walls. Luscious refinished maple floors. Two large windows flood the office with natural light. Windows face North/Northeast (afternoon light). Approximately 790 square feet. $526/month. Two-year lease required.

Contact: Maggie Bergin
Marketing@opensquare.com
413-532-5057

 

Holyoke: 1,394 sqft Studio Space at Open Square

Location Name: Open Square, Mill 4, Suite 207
Date(s) available: February 1
Address: 4 Open Square Way
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.opensquare.com/space/studio/

Located in Mill 4 on the 2nd floor. Approximately 1,394 square feet. Three large sliding windows with screens let in tons of light and fresh air. AC included. Forced air heat. Vintage windows onto shared hallway adds character. Lots of parking. 24/7 Card access system and camera security systems on site. Three high speed providers to choose from in building. Windows face South/Southwest (morning light). White painted wood ceilings. Two-year lease required. $929/month inclusive of all but data.

Contact: Maggie Bergin
Marketing@opensquare.com
413-532-5057

 

Easthampton: Spaces at Majestic Makers Mart

Location Name: Majestic Makers Mart
Date(s) available: May/June
Address: 84 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.majesticmakersmart.com

A curated community of Makers, Artists & Artisans 8 studio/retail spaces + cafe, to start, in a 1920's theater at the heart of Easthampton's Cultural District. Join Easthampton's vibrant & flourishing creative community. Be at the center of it all in Easthampton's Cultural District in an iconic & stunning building on Cottage Street. Beautiful architecturally historic details. Convenient & large free parking lot directly across the street. Each studio will also be part of the open air market.

Contact: Jo Roessler
info@nojodesign.com
413-527-9663

 

Ware: ClayWorks Pottery Studio Memberships

Location Name: Workshop13
Date(s) available: now
Address: 71 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org/education/pottery-classes

A limited number of ClayWorks Memberships are available to potters capable of working with clay, glazes and equipment responsibly and without supervision. Members are key holders with access to the studio any time of the day or night, except when classes or workshops are being held. Applicant's level of professionalism, artistic quality of work, and commitment to the Workshop13 Community are taken into consideration. $100-$150 per month, depending on the commitment. Details on website.

Contact: marie@worskhop13.org
413-277-6072

Visit our advertisers, and thank them for supporting local art!

Smith College Museum of ArttillyervisionStudio Space at Open SquareHope & Feathers FramingOld Colony Package StoreSalon Herdis - Look Good Feel GoodMonson Arts Council 27th Annual Juried Spring Art Exhibition & SaleMANDALA: An Artist Retreat with Karen DolmanisthNorthampton Open MediaValley Creates
Salmon Falls Gallery - Shelburne Falls, MAPivot MediaA.P.E. Ltd.The Greenfield Gallery & Fine Art PrintingFinck & Perras Insurance AgencyJohn Polak PhotographyCyclePotteryEasthampton City Arts+Lathrop CommunitiesHampden Gallery, UMassBig Red Frame, Easthampton, MAThree PosiesTiffany Hilton PotteryAnchor House of ArtistsZea Mays PrintmakingKevin Mulligan ConstructionThe Taber Art GalleryPaper City Studios, Holyoke, MAKW Home
Green Web Hosting! This site hosted by DreamHost