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This Week's Newsletter: February 20, 2024

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
February 20, 2024
Issue #807

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Featured Listings:

Call to Artists: Virtual Exhibits at Burnett Gallery of the Jones Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Burnett Gallery
Deadline: March 1, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: joneslibrary.org/galleryapplication

The Burnett Gallery of the Jones Library invites area artists to exhibit in VIRTUAL monthly art shows beginning June 2024 through May 2025. Exhibits will include 12 images, an artist's statement, and contact information. Interested local artists may apply as individuals or groups on the website. Images of artwork created in two or three-dimensional mediums and sculpture and craft are welcome.

Contact: Elisa Campbell
burnettgallerycommittee@gmail.com
413-256-4247

 

Beginning Stained Glass at Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio

Date & Time: February 24, 10am-3:30pm
Fee: $125
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, suite 229
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher or ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. We will cover the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. The perfect class for students with no experience or intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels welcome. Glass and supplies are included in the tuition and the use of all tools. Dates for same class: Feb 25, March 9, 10, 23, 24, and more.

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

 

Call to Artists: 3rd Annual Celebrating the Figure

Sponsoring Group Name: ArtWorks Gallery
Deadline: March 7, 2024, by midnight
Submission/Entry Fees: $25 for one piece / $35 for up to three pieces
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org/exhibitions/3rd-celebrating-the-figure-call-for-art

This show will focus on the realistic interpretation of the human figure. Open to all forms of applied mediums, sculpture, and printmaking. We are not accepting photography or electronic media for this show.

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

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

Stephanie Diaz

Artist: Stephanie Diaz
Start Date: February 1, 2024
End Date: February 29, 2024
Location: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org

Works by Stephanie Diaz on the main floor gallery walls. Diaz is a local artist who will be exhibiting acrylic and watercolor paintings, alongside woodburning art. Works and commissions by Diaz can be found online, at whimsicalcorner.bigcartel.com and in local craft fairs.

Contact: Erica LeFebvre
elefebvre@agawamlibrary.org
413-789-1550

 

Reflections: A Grief Awareness Exhibit

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 1, 2024
End Date: February 29, 2024
Location: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org

Part of a travelling exhibit facilitated by Rick’s Place to honor Children’s Grief Awareness. Rick’s Place is a Wilbraham-based support organization for children, teens, and families navigating grief. This collection serves to raise awareness about the impact of grief and loss on youth and families, as well as to provide a platform for individuals to tell their story through art.

Contact: Erica LeFebvre
elefebvre@agawamlibrary.org
413-789-1550

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

ARHA Studio Faculty and Staff Exhibition

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 19, 2024
End Date: April 12, 2024
Reception Date: February 22, 5-7pm
Location: Eli Marsh Gallery, Fayerweather Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: Amherst College
City/Town: Amherst

The Department of Art and the History of Art Staff and Faculty at Amherst College are presenting their work in a gallery show at the Eli Marsh Gallery in Fayerweather Hall on campus. Free and open to the public!

 

BREACH: LOGBOOK 24 | STACCATO

Artist: Courtney M. Leonard
Start Date: February 22, 2024
End Date: May 10, 2024
Reception Date: Wednesday, February 21, 5-7:30pm
Location: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat & Sun 12-4pm, first Thursdays until 8pm
Address: Randolph W. Bromery Center for the Arts, 151 Presidents Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/543afd

Shinnecock artist Courtney M. Leonard explores marine biology, Indigenous food sovereignty, migration, and human environmental impact through visual logbooks. BREACH: LOGBOOK 24 | STACCATO, includes paintings, sculptures, and video based on the life and kinship ties of Staccato, a North Atlantic right whale killed by a ship strike in 1999, whose remains are housed in the UMass collections. On view: Feb 22 - May 10 & Sept 19 - Dec 6. Reception & Artist Talk: February 21, 5-7:30pm.

Contact: Lucy Norton
lucy.norton@umass.edu

 

Meet Me in the Forest

Artist: Dani Schmidt
Start Date: February 1, 2024
End Date: February 29, 2024
Location: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hopeandfeathersframing.com/gallery-info

A collection that highlights my love of nature and mixed media techniques. I believe that we can find magic in the most unexpected and seemingly ordinary places- especially in the natural world. I love to capture that awe and mystical feeling in my work and I hope it inspires any viewer that comes upon it. Every work here has a story behind it, as all my art holds narratives big or small within their colors and marks.

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

 

Like a Slow Walk with Trees

Artist: Alicia Grullón
Start Date: January 26, 2024
End Date: June 9, 2024
Reception Date: February 29, 6-8pm
Location: Mead Art Museum
Hours: Tue-Sun 9am-5pm, Thur 9am-10pm
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherst.edu/museums/mead/exhibitions/2024/like-a-slow-walk-with-trees-alicia-grullon

This exhibition presents new work by Alicia Grullón (including banners, photographs, + video) that explore ideas of land and labor. Reflecting research on recent protests in a range of industries such as mining, shipping, and entertainment, Grullón poetically knits together the direct language used to make demands with other references that layer and complicate associations while addressing current issues. Alicia Grullón is an artist and activist based in NYC.

Contact: Charlotte Murtishaw
cmurtishaw@amherst.edu

 

Trópico es Político: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime

Start Date: January 26, 2024
End Date: May 5, 2024
Reception Date: February 29, 6-8pm
Location: Mead Art Museum
Hours: Tue-Sun 9am-5pm, Thur 9am-10pm
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/3b1cf4

Trópico es Político: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime considers notions of natural & fiscal paradise through the work of artists living in the Caribbean and its diaspora. Curated by Marina Reyes Franco, the show explores artists' responses to the "visitor economy regime" defined by the confluence of tourism + finance. Across mediums, artists center exchange, bodies + territories as part of a critical investigation of how the tropical is political. Img: Ricardo Cabret.

Contact: Charlotte Murtishaw
cmurtishaw@amherst.edu

 

FABRICATIONS and DREAMS

Artist: Cynthia Guild
Start Date: February 14, 2024
End Date: May 3, 2024
Reception Date: April 5, 5-7pm
Location: Hampden Gallery
Hours: Mon-Tue & Thur-Fri 1-5pm, Wed 1-7pm
Address: Hampden Dining Commons, 131 Southwest Circle
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/09bfc7

FABRICATIONS and DREAMS juxtaposes two series of oil paintings and drawings. In one body of work, Cynthia Guild presents industrial mechanical imagery representing logic. In the second body of work, she depicts dreamy, snowy alpine scenes of nature that represent escape and reverie. Guild will give an artist talk on Friday, April 5, 6-6:30pm, during Hampden Gallery's spring reception.

Contact: Lucy Norton
lucy.norton@umass.edu
413-387-7466

 

Obsessive Compulsive Drawings

Artist: Gonzalo Silva
Start Date: February 14, 2024
End Date: May 3, 2024
Reception Date: April 5, 5-7pm
Location: Hampden Gallery, Incubator Project Space
Hours: Mon-Tue & Thur-Fri 1-5pm, Wed 1-7pm
Address: Hampden Dining Commons, 131 Southwest Circle
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/93aa62

Chilean musician and artist Gonzalo Silva expands the utilitarian boundaries of the household ballpoint pen by detailing his compulsions on the back of 8.5"x11" stationery. Of the stationery, he says, "These items are important to me, like summons, default notices, or support group meeting lists." His exhibition will be on view in the Incubator Project Space, and he will give an artist talk 6:30-7pm at the April 5 reception.

Contact: Lucy Norton
lucy.norton@umass.edu
413-387-7466

 

Mientras una Hoja Respira (While a Leaf Breathes)

Artist: Lucia Monge
Start Date: February 15, 2024
End Date: March 22, 2024
Location: Hampshire College Art Gallery
Address: 893 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hampshire.edu/gallery

Mientras una Hoja Respira (While a Leaf Breathes) examines both our connections and dissociations from an intricate natural world that is hiding in plain sight. Through the fusion of art and biology, artist Lucia Monge presents us with a living installation where surprising materials are in conversation with each other. Her sculptures illuminate interspecies relationships and invite us to see how the human necessity to breathe is interwoven with the lives of plants and other organisms.

Contact: Lorenzo Conte
lconte@hampshire.edu
413-559-6552

 

As We Move Forward

Artists: seventeen BIPOC women artists
Start Date: February 7, 2024
End Date: May 10, 2024
Reception Date: February 27, 5-7pm
Location: Augusta Savage Gallery
Hours: Mon-Tue 1-5pm, Wed-Fri 1-7pm
Address: New Africa House, 180 Infirmary Way
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/ae5e09

This exhibit honors the work and legacy of American sculptor and educator Augusta Savage (1892-1962), who paved the way for future generations of Black artists. Co-curators Juana Valdes and Nhadya Lawes have chosen the works of seventeen BIPOC women artists from Savage's home state of Florida. The exhibition combines photography, painting, sculpture, videography, textile work, and other mixed media to create a space of celebration and growth for these emerging artists. Curators' talk: April 4, 6pm.

Contact: Lucy Norton
lucy.norton@umass.edu
413-387-7466

 

Winter's Colors

Artist: Gallery A3 artists
Start Date: February 1, 2024
End Date: March 31, 2024
Location: Go Berry 'n Cream
Address: 28 Amity Street 1E
City/Town: Amherst
Website: goberryncream.com

Start off the New Year with fresh local frozen yogurt and a new exhibit of artworks by Gallery A3 artists.

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

 

The Dance of Dementia

Artist: Cheryl Rezendes
Start Date: February 1, 2024
End Date: March 2, 2024
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 2-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

With the use of paint, dyes, and thread on textiles Rezendes presents abstract work that speaks to the emotional and vulnerable states of caregiving for two people she loved who suffered from dementia. Rezendes employs a wide variety of techniques, such as direct painting on the fabric, monoprinting using original hand-cut stamps and stencils, painting with acrylic, and oil painting with cold wax on panel.

Contact: Cheryl Rezendes
rezendescheryl@gmail.com

 

Front Window Exhibit

Artist: Maggie Hodges
Start Date: January 4, 2024
End Date: February 27, 2024
Location: The Mill District Local Art Gallery
Address: 91 Cowls Road
City/Town: Amherst
Website: generalstorelocalgallery.com

The Mill District Local Art Gallery is excited to feature Maggie Hodges and Family Outreach of Amherst in the Front Window Gallery. All paintings are available for immediate purchase; the artist is donating 20% of sales to Family Outreach of Amherst.

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

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Enlargement Show 2.0

Artists: 100+ artists
Start Date: February 24, 2024
End Date: March 9, 2024
Reception Date: Saturday, February 24, 5-9pm
Location: Mundus Press
Hours: Fri-Sun 12-6pm
Address: 2 Pine Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: munduspress.world

This show honors an exhibition under the same name that took place exactly a decade ago at the former DIY space, HeadQuarters (Northampton, MA). Ten years after Emma's concept and curation of the first Enlargement Show, Charlotte is curating its reprise. Works include sketchbook entries, paintings, film stills, screenshots, phone pictures, scans of 3D information, and images from personal archives. Uniting and equalized by materiality and lack of color. The show is meant to consume the viewer in a cave-like way.

 

Alteration

Artists: Mary Witt, Brianna Ashe
Start Date: February 29, 2024
End Date: March 24, 2024
Reception Date: March 14, 5-8pm
Location: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 2-7pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

Abstract paintings by Mary Witt & assemblages by Brianna Ashe. Witt's art is full of texture, color, & movement. Her paintings pull the viewer in, to engage in the environments. Raised on abstract art, Witt engages an intuitive process. As a musician, she paints to music & rhythm. Brianna Ashe creates assemblages of found & created objects displaying wonderful groupings of color, shapes & proximity. As a print maker, she incorporates words & shapes to exhibit playfulness in the message.

Contact: Mary Witt
mewitt@gmail.com
413-575-5135

 

Everything is Made From Everything

Artist: Amy Dawn Kotel
Start Date: March 1, 2024
End Date: March 30, 2024
Reception Date: March 3, 3-5pm
Location: Lathrop Community
Hours: 7 days / 9am-5pm
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton

In her paintings Amy is passionate about color and use of space. She loves creating images that move your eyes around the work. Her art is super vibrant and often utilizes small shapes to create a larger image. She loves creating beautiful scenes, comical imagery, surreal pieces and abstract work. Her hope is that the viewer feels something and comes up with a story based one what they see, even if it has nothing to do with her intention.

Contact: Marcia Jestaedt
marciajestaedt@verizon.net
301-693-0427

 

Showcase of a Creative Mind

Artist: Rachel Federico
Start Date: February 1, 2024
End Date: February 29, 2024
Location: Lathrop Community
Hours: 7 days / 9am-5pm
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton

Rachel Federico is a West Springfield artist who paints with bright bold colors drawing viewers into her world. The artwork on display is a combination of impressionistic landscapes and abstract art showcasing Rachel's need to explore and try new things.

Contact: Marcia Jestaedt
marciajestaedt@verizon.net
301-693-0427

 

Vive la Différence!

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 8, 2024
End Date: February 29, 2024
Location: The Elusie Gallery @ Old Town Hall
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: bigredframe.com/gallery

Vive la Différence! An expression attributed to the French poet, journalist and novelist Anatole France. Although Monsieur France was celebrating the difference between sexes, we are bringing this statement to a more intimate setting, the celebration of the differences within ourselves! We have asked artists to submit work that is different from anything they have ever shown, as a celebration of the difference in them.

 

Spire

Artist: Madge Evers
Start Date: February 8, 2024
End Date: February 29, 2024
Location: ECA Gallery
Hours: by appt
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: artlink.click/998d27

In the Spire series, Madge Evers explores interdependencies between plants and animals with large-scale botanical photograms that she sometimes alters with paint, ink, and collage.

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

 

Regenerate

Artists: B.Z. Reily, Deb Stewart-Pettengill
Start Date: February 1, 2024
End Date: February 25, 2024
Location: The Oxbow Gallery, back gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

B.Z.Reily's new work includes wall sculptures, relief prints, and collages, all centered around grieving the loss of a long time friend who was an extraordinary guitar player and musician. Deb Stewart-Pettengill's new sculptures, inspired by her love of nature, investigate the intricacy of botanical form combined with the delicacy of organic structure.

 

Connections

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 1, 2024
End Date: February 25, 2024
Location: The Oxbow Gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

Niswonger, Sillin & Lehman.

 

Smoky Mountain Landscapes

Artist: Rosemary Polletta
Start Date: February 1, 2024
End Date: February 29, 2024
Location: E-Media in Eastworks
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 11am-4pm (by appt only)
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Ste 102
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: floydgallery.com

The Robert Floyd Gallery/ Learning Center is pleased to exhibit Rosemary Polletta's "Smoky Mountain Landscapes" artwork at E-Media. Rosemary Polletta is an award-winning photographer and photo competition judge. Smoky Mountain Landscapes contain landscapes, a few portraits, and abstracts. The feelings conveyed in these images are powerful and captivating. Rosemary has woven a strong tapestry of feelings and emotions now. Photo: Snow Before Sunrise © 2022

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

 

Perception & Perspective

Artist: David Andrews
Start Date: February 1, 2024
End Date: February 29, 2024
Location: 50 Arrow Gallery
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 136
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: 50arrowgallery.com

Join us for an immersive experience featuring the captivating works of artist David Andrews. From intricate wasp's nests to the rugged beauty of tree bark, David's fusion of nature's materials and textures, combined with written poetry and musings, promises a visual and sensory journey like no other.

Contact: Jason Montgomery
jasonm@50arrowgallery.com

 

Ned Wagers Dibble

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

Paintings, prints and greeting cards.

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

 

Feeding Hills Exhibits/Events

Beat The Winter Blues Art Festival

Artists: Agawam Community Artists and Artisans
Date: Saturday, March 2, 10am-3pm
Location: Sacred Heart Parish Hall
Address: 1061 Springfield Street
City/Town: Feeding Hills
Website: agawamarts.com

40 artists and artisans. Art such as hand made wooden flutes, gourds, jewelry, pottery, art prints, photography, fused glass, and stained glass. Breakfast and lunch served from the parish kitchen. Free admission and parking.

Contact: Ceil Rossi
tocarefree2@hotmail.com
413-207-1247

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Before Falling Asleep

Artist: Yuki Nagashima
Start Date: February 23, 2024
End Date: March 17, 2024
Reception Date: Saturday, February 24, 2-4pm
Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Hours: Tue-Sun 11am-5pm, or by appt
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com

Come see the results of nine months of labor here at Zea Mays Printmaking! Yuki Nagashima traveled all the way from Tokyo last summer to spend a year as a Zea Mays Printmaking member. If you've stopped by the Members' Studio, there's a good chance you've seen her and her big, colorful prints depicting dreamscapes and imaginary places.

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

My Inner Joy

Artist: Nese Uysal
Start Date: March 2, 2024
End Date: March 30, 2024
Reception Date: Saturday, March 2, 11am-2pm
Location: The LAVA Center
Hours: Mon-Tue 11am-2pm, Thur-Fri 5-8pm, Sat 11am-2pm
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: thelavacenter.org/exhibits/nese-uysal-my-inner-joy

Nese Uysal was born in Turkiye and now lives in Amherst. She is an educator and works in an elementary school. She enjoys doing arts and crafts. When she creates arts and crafts, she uses different materials such as fabric, paper, small objects, and the like, embroidery is one of the main techniques she uses in her creations. For Nese, creating art with different materials and techniques is a great source of joy. She finds happiness, healing, and defining in the process.

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

 

50th Annual Teen Art Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 16, 2024
End Date: March 15, 2024
Location: Artspace Gallery
Hours: Tue 9am-12pm, Thu & Fri 5-8pm, Sat 10am-1pm
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: artspacegreenfield.org

A dazzling showcase of young artistry by students at the Academy at Charlemont, Bement High School, Greenfield High School, Eaglebrook, Franklin County Technical School, Northfield Mount Hermon, Pioneer Valley Regional, and Stoneleigh-Burnham.

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

 

Staff Picks Art Exhibit & Retrospective

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 3, 2024
End Date: February 29, 2024
Location: The LAVA Center
Hours: Mon 11am-2pm, Tue 11am-2pm, Fri 5-8pm
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: thelavacenter.org/exhibits/staff-picks-art-exhibit-retrospective

A sort of retrospective, we'll be exhibiting works by artists who've shown at LAVA throughout the years--some of the work you may have seen, some is exclusive to this exhibit. For this short month, we'll be open again for limited gallery and cafe hours, until we re-open fully in March.

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

 

Hadley Exhibits/Events

Color and Texture

Artists: Katherine Benfer, Martha Brouwer
Start Date: January 2, 2024
End Date: February 28, 2024
Location: Hadley Senior Center
Hours: Mon & Wed & Fri 9am-4pm, Tue & Thur 9am-7pm
Address: 46 Middle Street
City/Town: Hadley
Website: marthabrouwer.com

A show of art work by Katherine Benfer and Martha Brouwer. Some paintings are inspired by the local surroundings and others are portraits or flights of fancy.

Contact: Martha Brouwer
marthabrouwer@gmail.com
413-461-1261

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Abstract Revelry: A Visual and Audio Experience

Artist: Erika Slocumb
Start Date: February 6, 2024
End Date: February 27, 2024
Location: Wistariahurst Museum
Hours: Mon 10am-2pm, Tue 4:30-6:30pm
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: wistariahurst.org/events

Born from a discussion about the need for interactive exhibits that can engage multiple senses, while also making sure to program this exhibit in a way that people with disabilities can also enjoy the full experience. Erika's artwork is intricate and multidimensional, making it a unique perspective on how art comes in many forms. You will hear artists such as Rihanna and Public Enemy, with QR Codes available to link you to a playlist that you can listen to while viewing the exhibit.

Contact: info@wistariahurst.org
413-322-5660

 

Heat of my Heart

Artist: Alexis Fedorjaczenko
Start Date: February 4, 2024
End Date: March 5, 2024
Location: Window display at the studio of Maryanne Benns
Hours: view the poems day & night from the street / studio open by chance
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: instagram.com/objet_autre_

Visual love poems by Alexis Fedorjaczenko hanging in the Holyoke windows of ceramic artist Maryanne Benns' studio. These poems were written to spice up the winter with a little warmth. Come check out "visual poetry" while you're in the neighborhood. The display is lit for evening viewing and can also be seen during the day. Come by anytime!

 

Geo-Spec: Cultural Introspection Wealth

Artist: Raishad J. Glover
Start Date: January 16, 2024
End Date: March 20, 2024
Reception Date: March 7, 4:30-7:30pm
Location: Taber Art Gallery at Holyoke Community College
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: sites.google.com/hcc.edu/taberartgallery/home

Glover considers himself a Conceptual artist who practices with mediums such as Lenticular Printing, Graphite Powder, Beeswax, Dura-trans/backlit Film, Analog/Digital Photography, and LED Lights. Visual Art & Sustainability Panel Discussion: March 6.

Contact: Rachel Rushing
rrushing@hcc.edu
214-502-2274

 

Forest, Field, and Flower

Artist: Russell Steven Powell
Start Date: January 5, 2024
End Date: February 27, 2024
Location: Holyoke Heritage State Park
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-4pm
Address: 221 Appleton Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: russellpowell.net

Intimate landscapes from the Connecticut River Valley to Cape Cod in watercolor, oil, and acrylic in Russell Steven Powell's first solo exhibit since before the pandemic.

Contact: Russell Steven Powell
russellstevenpowell@gmail.com
413-320-3927

 

Restored WPA Victory Theatre Murals at Wistariahurst Museum

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

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

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

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Jen Lambert Solo Show

Artist: Jen Lambert
Start Date: January 3, 2024
End Date: February 28, 2024
Location: Leverett Library / Gallery Room
Hours: Tue 3-8pm, Wed 10am-3pm, Thur 1-5pm, Sat 10am-3pm
Address: 75 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett

New works: monoprints and paintings.

Contact: Jen Lambert
Jenlambert1@gmail.com
413-824-6086

 

Montague Exhibits/Events

10th Annual Small Works Exhibit & Sale

Start Date: February 4, 2024
End Date: February 26, 2024
Location: Sawmill River Arts Collective
Hours: Thur-Mon 11am-5pm
Address: 440 Greenfield Road
City/Town: Montague
Website: sawmillriverarts.com/small-works-show-2024

Celebrate 10 years of small works with big local impact at Sawmill River Arts' 10th annual Small Works Exhibit & Sale! Featuring 80 pieces of small 2 and 3D art across all media and made by local artists of all walks of life. The gallery is located at the Montague Mill Complex. 2023 was Small Works' biggest year yet, and our collective is excited to keep that trend going!

Contact: sawmillriverarts@gmail.com
413-367-2885

 

North Hatfield Exhibits/Events

Landscapes at the Vineyard

Artists: Quabbin Art Association
Start Date: November 28, 2023
End Date: March 3, 2024
Location: Black Birch Vineyard
Hours: Mon-Fri 12-6pm, Sat 12-5pm
Address: 108 Straits Road
City/Town: North Hatfield
Website: blackbirchvineyard.com

The Quabbin Art Association of Belchertown has opened a new exhibit at the popular Black Birch Vineyard. Over two dozen works of art and photography are on display. Come enjoy a glass of wine and view the show. Many pieces are for sale and can be purchased at the vineyard.

Contact: Michelle
413-247-3300

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Biomorph: Shape, Pattern, Form

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 2, 2023
End Date: March 27, 2024
Reception Date: March 8, 5-8pm
Location: Split Level Gallery at 33 Hawley
Hours: Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 12-7pm
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: 33hawley.org

An exhibition of works by Madge Evers, Laurie Miles, and Rachel Thern. Using different media, their work is unified by a shared curiosity fueling an expression of architectural forms and patterns in nature. Evers creates atmospheric cyanotypes from foraged plant material. Using photography, Miles reveals the transparent networks within vegetables. Thern draws from her imagination to generate rhythmic patterns in charcoal.

 

Still Life Paintings

Artist: Steve Levin
Start Date: March 3, 2024
End Date: March 29, 2024
Reception Date: Saturday, March 16, 2-5pm
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

My still lifes are painted on copper which is cut to shape. In eliminating the frame, the window which separates the painted image from the "real" world, the paintings themselves become less a view into space than something more like an object in its own right. I do not have any literal narrative underlying the compositions but think of the still lifes simply as collections in which, I hope, the juxtaposition of objects might suggest interrelationships that are evocative in some manner.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1013

 

Artist Books

Artist: Laurel Rogers
Start Date: March 3, 2024
End Date: March 29, 2024
Reception Date: Saturday, March 16, 2-5pm
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

Laurel creates unique journals and artist books. As a book artist her aims are to explore the boundary of book space. She uses her own marbled papers, cyanotypes and eco-prints, as well as beautiful design papers from all over the world. The observer is drawn to discover different creativity with each piece. Laurel's book art training was in Boston, Western MA, and online classes. Works have been shown in Boston galleries, Western MA, Connecticut, Vermont, Florida, Michigan, and Colorado.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1013

 

Topographical Textiles

Artist: Lee Thomson
Start Date: March 3, 2024
End Date: March 29, 2024
Reception Date: Saturday, March 16, 2-5pm
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

Stitched textile work integrated with laser cut landscapes.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1013

 

Jaq Chartier, Laura Gurton & Anne Lilly

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 14, 2024
End Date: March 16, 2024
Location: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: wbfinearts.com

William Baczek Fine Arts is pleased to announce the opening of a three-person exhibition of new abstract paintings by Jaq Chartier, Laura Gurton, and Anne Lilly.

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

 

Winged Migration

Artist: Suzette Alsop Jones
Start Date: February 1, 2024
End Date: February 29, 2024
Location: River Valley Co-op
Hours: 7 days / 8am-10pm
Address: 330 N King Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: rivervalley.coop/event-details/art-in-the-cafe-february-2024-02

"I have always been fascinated by the way a bird angles its wings to ride the wind and the mysterious nature of their seasonal migrations. Beyond the specifics of each bird, my paintings often explore the visual rhythms, patterns, and naturally chaotic intersections of wings and movements of birds in flight. An underlying flow of energy is what I feel and look for when I lay out a composition." Learn more about Suzette Alsop Jones by visiting her website: suzettealsopjones.com

Contact: Reka Peterson
rpeterson@rivervalley.coop
413-584-2665

 

Women in The Book Arts: Mind, Memory, and Mycelium

Start Date: February 21, 2023
End Date: March 3, 2024
Reception Date: Friday, February 23, 5-8pm
Location: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

Showcasing an eclectic and powerful group of artists working in a variety of mediums devoted to the print and book arts. It explores the beauty and complexity of the brain, the importance and unreliability of memory and our intimate and often unseen reliance on nature, perfectly illustrated by mycelium. Artists: Tony(a) Lemos, Lilian R. Jackman, Sarah Khan, Edda Valborg Sigurðardóttir, Nancy Doniger, and Tekla McInerney. Curated by Lilian R. Jackman and Tony(a) Lemos. Book Fair: March 2, 10am-3pm.

Contact: Tony(a) Lemos
herbaltonya@gmail.com

 

SCMA Miller Lecture in Art: Shahzia Sikander

Date: February 20, 5pm
Location: Carroll Room at Smith College Campus Center
Address: 100 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: bit.ly/4aZrSwU

Artist Shahzia Sikander (b. Lahore, Pakistan) will present the Miller Lecture in Art where Sikander will discuss her contemporary practice which includes painting, sculpture, and animation. The lecture is an in-person event that will be live streamed on Facebook with a reception to follow, 6-7:30pm, at the Brown Fine Arts Atrium, Smith College Museum of Art.

 

Nature's Resilience

Artist: Olwen O'Herlihy Dowling
Start Date: February 9, 2024
End Date: April 15, 2024
Reception Date: March 22, 5-7pm
Location: Smith College Alumnae House
Address: 33 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: olwendowling.com

It seems each day we are feeling our equilibrium askew with a continuing barrage from outside sources that affect much more than we ever imagined. My way of responding is to find a way to try and live my life to its fullest and appreciate how beautiful it can be by doing my art. Nature and what it brings to our daily lives is the ultimate healer. These monotype, dry points, intaglio etchings, a few oils and watercolors center on this experience and hopefully bring a sense of stillness and quietude to the viewer.

Contact: olwenoherlihy@gmail.com

 

Painting the Persianate World: Portable Images on Paper, Cloth and Clay

Start Date: February 2, 2024
End Date: July 7, 2024
Location: Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA)
Address: 22 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: scma.smith.edu/art/exhibitions/painting-persianate-world-portable-images-paper-cloth-and-clay

Painting the Persianate World introduces a view of cultures in flux through migration and contact. The movement of people from regions that comprise today's Iran and Afghanistan to present-day Pakistan, India and Bangladesh--and with them the Persian language-- formed what has come to be known as the Persianate world. Manuscript illustrations, dye-painted textiles, and decorated ceramics played an important role in binding these regions together.

Contact: Tiffany Bradley
tbradley@smith.edu
413-585-2759

 

Thank You, Have a Nice Day

Artist: Marianna Peragallo
Start Date: February 1, 2024
End Date: March 14, 2024
Location: Oresman Gallery at Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: sites.smith.edu/art-oresman-gallery

See anthropomorphic sculptures of basic objects, transforming plastic bags into reflections on consumerist waste. Inspired by New York and São Paulo, Peragallo's art captures playfulness, gratitude, and nostalgia. Notable works include "Volte Sempre," a tribute to her grandmother. Humorous pieces like "Good Girl Gone Bag" shift the narrative from consumption to care.

Contact: Lisa Portier
eportier@smith.edu
413-585-3383

 

Clearstories

Artists: Stephen Petegorsky, Naila Moreira
Start Date: February 1, 2024
End Date: February 29, 2024
Location: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat 10am-6pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: RMichelson.com/clearstories

Stephen Petegorsky has been making images based on photos of cleared and stained animal specimens. The specimens are small birds, reptiles, fish, mammals and amphibians that have been soaked in a solution to make their tissue transparent and then stained to make bones and cartilage darker colors. A poet and natural scientist, Naila Moreira was drawn to the socioecological resonances of Petegorsky's images. Moreira's poems explore the ecological threats which these animals face today.

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

 

A TBI Story: working through a traumatic brain injury

Artist: Abbie Steiner
Start Date: February 6, 2024
End Date: March 1, 2024
Location: The New England Visionary Artists Museum, Gallery 1,2,3
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: NEVA-museum.org

Before her accident, Steiner was a physical therapist & a private-practice Alexander Technique teacher. She was well-regarded for her intricate Judaica artworks. Then, she suffered a concussion. This show presents, in pictures and words, "how I kept my mind and soul alive when my brain went off the rails." Image: drawing detail

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

Oil Paintings

Artist: Lori Lynne Hoffer
Start Date: February 2, 2024
End Date: February 29, 2024
Reception Date: Saturday, February 24, 3-5:30pm
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

Bursting with exuberant color and light, Lori Lynn's botanical paintings send a powerful message that beauty and appreciation of nature are essential to human happiness. Hopefully also reminding us humans of the imperative to create climate solutions that preserve the magnificence of our planet. This exhibit features her large 'imagined' garden squares as well as works from two special places in the artist's life - Florence Italy and eastern coast Florida.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1013

 

Birds & Desserts

Artists: Dora Dylanne Reyes, Don Carter
Start Date: February 2, 2024
End Date: February 29, 2024
Reception Date: Saturday, February 24, 3-5:30pm
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

A unique collaborative art series created by baker-turned-artist, Dora Dylanne Reyes and graphic designer/illustrator, Don Carter (aka Edgar Allan Slothman). The 24x36" mixed-media prints are created digitally, sometimes combining watercolor. Inspiration is drawn from vintage botanical/zoological prints and sometimes classic cult films. Originally based on the work of John James Audubon, the series has expanded to include original birds and compositions.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1013

 

Queer Voices

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 3, 2023
End Date: February 24, 2024
Location: Mezzanine Gallery at Northampton Center for the Arts
Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-7pm
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org

The Queer Trans Art Group at Resilient Community Arts is presenting a collection of their work. After biweekly collective meetings, the group has produced a colorful and meaningful body of work ranging from drawing, fiber arts, painting, sculpture, collage and more. The Queer Trans Art group, fondly known as "QTAG," is made up of artists local to the valley who have shared identities and experiences living as Queer and Trans people in our world.

Contact: info@resilientcommunityarts.org

 

Structures for Spaciousness

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

Kim Carlino's art is based in geometric abstraction and rooted in the historical language of 20th-century abstraction exploring issues of color, form, flatness, and pattern while juxtaposing abstracted forms from nature and the environment around us to create works that find harmony in the tension of contrasting elements.

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

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Volcanix II

Artist: Christin Couture
Start Date: January 15, 2024
End Date: March 30, 2024
Location: Art in the Hall / Art Bank Building
Hours: by chance or appt
Address: 26 Bridge Street, 2nd floor
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: redtidebluefire.com/Volcanix

A selection of mixed medium prints based on a woodcut of the Mexican volcano Popocatépetl. These works were inspired by watching a 24 hour webcam of the volcano over a period of several years. The image was printed on Pellon fabric, then painted, dyed, sprayed, layered, and collaged. They have been exhibited at the Museo León Trotsky, and Galeria Rojo de Tacubaya, Mexico City, and A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton. An essay on Volcanix has been published in La Revista de la Universidad de Mexico, by Miriam Moscona.

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

 

Love at First Sight

Artist: group show
Start Date: January 31, 2024
End Date: February 26, 2024
Location: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Mon & Wed-Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: shelburneartscoop.com

Many things inspire love at first sight--objects of beauty, an awe-inspiring scene in nature, beautiful flowers, a human or animal being with exceptional characteristics. All these inspirations are depicted in works by Co-op artists. Media include painting, photography, collage, sculpture, ceramics, glass, decorative and wearable fiber, jewelry, mixed media pieces, metalwork, leather, wood, paper, and more.

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

 

South Hadley Exhibits/Events

Verdant Valley

Artist: Christine Texiera
Start Date: January 6, 2024
End Date: March 26, 2024
Reception Date: March 26, 5:30-7:30pm
Location: South Hadley Public Library Community Room
Hours: Mon-Wed 9:30am-8pm, Thur-Fri 9:30am-6pm, Sat 9:30am-1pm
Address: 2 Canal Street
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: shadleylib.org

Christine Texiera is exhibiting watercolor landscapes of the Connecticut River Valley. Nineteen paintings completed in the last two years will be on view. There will be a contest to guess the locations portrayed concurrent to the exhibition. Submissions will be entered to random drawings and winners can choose between prints or packs of notecards of the paintings on display.

Contact: Christine Texiera
ctexiera@gmail.com
978-413-8757

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Sound Healing and the Arts

Date: February 29, 12-1pm & 5-6pm
Location: Art for the Soul Gallery
Address: 1500 Main Street, Floor 2
City/Town: Springfield
Website: artforthesoulgallery.com/post/sound-healing-the-arts-with-maria-del-carmen

Join us for an experience of sound healing and artistic expression! Immerse yourself in the powerful vibrations of sound therapy by our seasoned sound healing resident, Maria del Carmen. Art For The Soul Gallery invites talented artist, Chaunacey who will reveal and showcase her original painting she will create during the sound healing session while you are laying or sitting back taking in the harmonies of the instruments. $15 per session, register on the website.

Contact: Maria del Carmen Rodriguez
mariadelcarmen06095@gmail.com
413-301-6314

 

Reclaiming Our Heritage

Artists: Springfield Honors Academy and Conservatory of the Arts
Start Date: February 5, 2024
End Date: February 29, 2024
Location: Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, Springfield Technical Community College (STCC)
Hours: Mon 10am-2pm, Tue 11am-4pm, Wed 10am-5pm, Thu 11am-3pm, Fri 10am-3pm, Sat 10am-1pm
Address: 1 Armory Square, B28 (Pearl St Gate)
City/Town: Springfield
Website: stcc.io/carberry

The Carberry Gallery at Springfield Technical Community College presents "Reclaiming Our Heritage," a selection of 2D and 3D artwork by students from Springfield Honors Academy and Conservatory of the Arts. In response to Black History Month, this celebration of BIPOC student artwork focuses on issues of identity.

Contact: Sondra Peron
speron@stcc.edu
413-695-3196

 

The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today

Start Date: February 17, 2024
End Date: May 5, 2024
Location: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/the-outwin-2022-american-portraiture-today

The Springfield Museums is one of only four museums in the country to host this major exhibition organized by the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. The Outwin 2022 is the culminating exhibition from the most recent Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, which every three years invites emerging and established artists who are living and working in the United States to submit a recent portrait to a panel of experts chosen by the Portrait Gallery.

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

 

Animationland

Start Date: January 13, 2024
End Date: May 5, 2024
Location: Springfield Science Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/animationland

Dive into the world of storytelling and channel your creativity to develop your own animated production using storyboarding, sketching, stop-motion movie making, and more! The quirky cast of characters and hands-on interactives break down the process step-by-step to reveal how animated features are created. Animationland empowers visitors of all ages to experiment, learn, and tell their own stories through animation.

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

 

Artist Square: Past and Present

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 29, 2023
End Date: February 29, 2024
Location: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4pm
Address: Tower Square, 1500 Main Street, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Springfield
Website: artforthesoulgallery.com/post/artist-square-past-and-present

Come view this group exhibition featuring artists Lorraine MacAlpine, Paul Midura, Ryan Murray, Awilda Oxios, Don Blanton, Paul Blanton, Morocco Flowers, Kristine Crimmins, Glen Rossi, Timothy Champoux, and Gloria Arce who have shown in the Artist Square Group Gallery. The gallery has since evolved to become Art for the Soul, and these artists have evolved to expand their careers and bodies of work.

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

A Gathering: Works from Contemporary Black American Ceramic Artists

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

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

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

 

Sunderland Exhibits/Events

2024 Winter Group Exhibit

Artists: Quabbin Art Association
Start Date: January 2, 2024
End Date: February 28, 2024
Location: Sunderland Public Library
Hours: Mon 10am-8pm, Tue & Wed 1-8pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 20 School Street
City/Town: Sunderland
Website: sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

The Quabbin Art Association opened their first group exhibit for the new year at the Sunderland Public Library. More than two dozen pieces including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pencil and photography are available for viewing during regular business hours. Many pieces are for sale directly from the artists. Come visit the library and support the arts!

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

On the Ground and in the Air and in Between

Artist: Amy Dawn Kotel
Start Date: January 23, 2024
End Date: February 23, 2024
Location: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: Tue 10am-4pm, Wed-Sun 10am-5pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

Artist Amy Dawn Kotel's exhibit asks: "What do we see and how do we perceive our earth and all who dwell here?" See beauty and strangeness from different angles.

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

 

Rivers of Franklin County

Artist: Joe Kopera
Start Date: January 11, 2024
End Date: April 15, 2024
Location: The Rendevous
Address: 78 3rd Street
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: joemaps.com

Prints of Joe Kopera's map art of rivers in Franklin County, showing the secret details and ancient histories of their floodplains, will be on display.

Contact: Joe Kopera
joe@joemaps.com

 

Paintings + Prints

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

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

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

 

Ware Exhibits/Events

BLUE

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 20, 2024
End Date: February 25, 2024
Location: ArtWorks Gallery
Hours: Sat & Sun 1-4pm
Address: 69 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org/exhibitions/blue-gallery

Explorations of the color blue and the varied psychological and symbolic meanings associated with this color. Image: "The Deep Blue Sea" by Eva Lin Fahey, award-winner for Most Original.

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

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Zea Mays Printmaking BIPOC Artist Membership Program

Sponsoring Group Name: Zea Mays Printmaking
Deadline: May 14, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com/education/scholarships/bipoc-artist-membership

Zea Mays Printmaking is offering two free memberships to BIPOC artists in 2024. Membership includes the ability to work independently at the fully equipped printmaking studio, a discount on workshop registration, and the opportunity to submit work to the Zea Mays Printmaking Flat File and participate in community exhibitions. Awardees of the BIPOC Artist Membership will also receive 100 free hours of studio usage. Awardees will be decided by lottery on May 31st.

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

 

Articulture Westfield 2024

Sponsoring Group Name: ArtWorks Westfield
Deadline: April 21, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Westfield
Website: bit.ly/CallForArtistsArticulture2024

Call for new, emerging, experienced and pro artists! Articulture Westfield is our annual community experience featuring local and regional artists and authors on the arena floor at Amelia Park Arena. Cash prizes! Accepted media includes painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, collage, photography, printmaking, digital art, wood, glass, metal, fiber, clay, ceramics. Email three image samples of your work, your name, medium, contact info by 4/21 to info@artworkswestfield.com or apply online.

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

 

Belchertown Wildlife & Landscape Photography Contest

Sponsoring Group Name: Clapp Memorial Library, Town of Belchertown Planning Department, and Town of Belchertown Conservation Commission
Deadline: March 31, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Belchertown
Website: artlink.click/1b7ca8

The photo contest is open to all Belchertown residents, including youth, teens, and adults, who may submit up to 3 images in either or both categories of wildlife and landscapes. These photos must have been taken in Belchertown. Judges, including artists and conservation leaders, will select the top three winners in each age group and wildlife or landscape category will be displayed at an in-person exhibition in May 2024 at the Clapp Memorial Library.

 

Femme Locale

Sponsoring Group Name: Thrive Together Network
Deadline: March 23, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/g5e

Femme Locale is a group juried exhibition for women identifying artists during the month of May and into June in the Front Window Gallery at the Mill District General Store and Local Art Gallery in Amherst. Curated by Christine Texiera & Alexia Cota, this exhibition is inspired by and in solidarity with the Thrive Together Network Initiative, TAKING. UP. SPACE.

Contact: Christine Texiera
ctexiera@gmail.com
978-413-8757

 

Shea Theater Call to Muralists

Sponsoring Group Name: Common Wealth Murals
Deadline: March 10, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Montague / Turners Falls
Website: forms.gle/2MpGaqn61AeT2PwLA

Call for Artists open now for a muralist to paint a 3000sf mural on the Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. The Artist Fee for this mural is $15,000. All paint, supplies, boom lift, transportation, room and board will be provided. The Shea Theater, a 330-seat performing arts center, is the hub of entertainment in the area.The selected artist will be expected to create a mural design based on input from a community listening session & information provided by the mural steering group.

Contact: info@commonwealthmurals.org

 

2024 Holyoke Pride Fest

Sponsoring Group Name: Holyoke Pride
Deadline: May 1, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: $50 for 10x10' space
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: forms.gle/2AjYtBb1EvTea3Hw6

2024 Holyoke Pride Fest at will be held at Veterans Park on Saturday, June 22, 12-6pm. (Rain location: the Holyoke War Memorial). Each business or organization will receive a single 10x10' space at the park. Cost is $50. You will need to provide your own table, chairs, and tent. If you have any questions or concerns, please email info@holyokepride.org. Once your application is submitted, we'll be back in touch with payment information.

Contact: info@holyokepride.org

 

Storefront Springfield: Let Your Light Shine

Sponsoring Group Name: Springfield Cultural Partnership (SCP) & Springfield Business Improvement District (SBID)
Deadline: February 27, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldculture.org/storefront-springfield-let-your-light-shine

Requesting proposals for public art in the form of high-resolution digital images to be installed in vacant storefront windows within the SBID & SCP Districts. Theme: Wellness: "Let Your Light Shine". Eight to twelve proposals will be awarded and funded. Open to all local artists. Priority will be given to: Springfield residents, Artists who represent Springfield's population, LGBTQIA+ artists, Female artists, Artists with disabilities. Full details on website.

Contact: Karen Finn
Karen@SpringfieldCulture.org

 

Community Zine for Disabled Folks in Western MA

Sponsoring Group Name: Westfield State University Ely Library & the Radical Librarianship Institute
Deadline: March 1, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Westfield
Website: lib.westfield.ma.edu/zines/RLI

Do you self-identify as disabled? Are you interested in building community with other disabled folks living, learning, and working in Western MA? Submit your proposal for a submission for a community zine created by and for disabled individuals, as part of librarian Anna Boutin-Cooper's RLI project entitled "Cultivating a Creative & Inclusive Community with Zines." Please see the website for more information as well as a proposal form. $40 gift card available to first 25 participants.

Contact: Anna Boutin-Cooper
aboutincooper@westfield.ma.edu
413-572-5300

 

FACE TO FACE at Art Fluent

Sponsoring Group Name: Art Fluent
Deadline: March 29, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: $25 first entry / $10 for each additional entry
City/Town: Boston
Website: art-fluent.com/calls-for-art/face-to-face-prospectus

Portraits captivate us because they serve as windows into our human experience. They go beyond more than just physical representation- they capture emotions, stories, and identities. Their attraction comes from their power to freeze a moment, revealing the layers and subtleties of an individual's spirit. Whether classical or contemporary, portraits allow us to explore the depth of human expression, reminding us of our shared humanity and individual uniqueness. Full details on website.

Contact: Amy Matteson Neill
hello@art-fluent.com
508-419-1015

 

3rd Annual Celebrating the Figure

Sponsoring Group Name: ArtWorks Gallery
Deadline: March 7, 2024, by midnight
Submission/Entry Fees: $25 for one piece / $35 for up to three pieces
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org/exhibitions/3rd-celebrating-the-figure-call-for-art

This show will focus on the realistic interpretation of the human figure. Open to all forms of applied mediums, sculpture, and printmaking. We are not accepting photography or electronic media for this show.

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

 

Women in Horror

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton Film Festival
Deadline: February 29, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: $5
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: filmfreeway.com/EasthamptonFilmFestival

Calling female filmmakers! This May, the Easthampton Film Festival is sponsoring a Women in Horror screening and panel to celebrate women who make independent horror films. Submissions may be of any length, and there are no premiere requirements. Submission deadline is Feb 29th; films will be screened as part of the Easthampton Film Festival 2024 between May 2-5. The screening will be followed by a talkback with attending filmmakers. Please see website for more details!

Contact: Chris Ferry
info@easthamptonfilmfestival.com

 

A Touch of Whimsy at Fiddleheads Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Deadline: March 19, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Northfield
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

A Touch of Whimsy. Art that makes you smile. Naïve, Fanciful, Humorous, Curious, Folk. Artists Living in New England. Fiddleheads Gallery, 105 Main St, Northfield. Exhibit dates: April 19 – June 9, 2024.

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

 

Field Trip

Sponsoring Group Name: Elusie Gallery
Deadline: June 26, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton

This is a show about the best feelings/moments/places of your youth. Playfulness and wonder, being cared for, a stuffed animal, the whole world being in front of you, finding a stick, seeing a magic trick, a full imagination. What brought you the deepest feelings of joy? What things or places filled you with awe, what brought you delight? Do you remember? We want the viewers to enter the gallery and be immersed in an environment filled with whimsey, nostalgia and wonder.

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

 

HERE & NOW at Art Fluent

Sponsoring Group Name: Art Fluent
Deadline: February 23, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: $35
City/Town: Boston
Website: art-fluent.com/calls-for-art/here-now-prospectus

A call for artists to submit a series of work that grabs our attention and provokes thought while addressing pressing contemporary issues. Whether social, political, cultural, environmental, inspirational, spiritual, or personal. We encourage artists to delve into modern life's realities, challenges, struggles, and joys and express them uniquely through their artistic creations. Show us HERE & NOW from your perspective.

Contact: Amy Matteson Neill
hello@art-fluent.com
508-419-1015

 

5th Annual Juried Arts & Crafts Festival at Plymouth Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Plymouth Public Library Foundation
Deadline: April 1, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: $275 for a standard 10x10' space / $325 for a corner space
City/Town: Plymouth
Website: pplfdn.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/5th-Annual-Arts-Application.pdf

The Festival will take place on the Plymouth Public Library lawn, 132 South St, Plymouth, 10am-4pm, August 10 & 11, 2024. This show is a rain or shine event. Festival proceeds will be used to support the many cultural, artistic and educational programs offered by the library. We are calling for approximately 75 exhibitors to present their original and handcrafted canvas art, sculpture, woodwork, glass creations, art fabric, pottery, fashion, metalwork and more. Full details on website.

Contact: Bill Petrillo
Bill.petrillo@comcast.net
774-766-7689

 

Virtual Exhibits at Burnett Gallery of the Jones Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Burnett Gallery
Deadline: March 1, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: joneslibrary.org/galleryapplication

The Burnett Gallery of the Jones Library invites area artists to exhibit in VIRTUAL monthly art shows beginning June 2024 through May 2025. Exhibits will include 12 images, an artist's statement, and contact information. Interested local artists may apply as individuals or groups on the website. Images of artwork created in two or three-dimensional mediums and sculpture and craft are welcome.

Contact: Elisa Campbell
burnettgallerycommittee@gmail.com
413-256-4247

 

Mentoring Program for Early Career Artists from the Connecticut River Valley

Sponsoring Group Name: Valley Arts Mentors (VAM)
Deadline: rolling
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: artsmentors.org/mentorship

VAM is currently accepting registrations for mentors and mentees! We match 10 - 15 mentor/mentee pairs a year on a rolling basis. Commitment: Mentors and mentees connect online or in person once every two weeks for a six month period. Full details and registration form on website.

Contact: admin@artsmentors.org
508-439-2069

 

Local Art at the Montague Center Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Montague Center Library
Deadline: June 1, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Montague

Live in or near Montague? Want to show your art in the Montague Center Library? We have a small exhibition area to feature local artists. Please email for more information. Call for artists is ongoing. All 2D (or close to) art will be considered.

Contact: Kate Martineau
kmartineau@cwmars.org
413-367-2852

 

50 Arrow Gallery Call for Artists

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

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

Contact: info@50arrowgallery.com

 

Display your art at The LAVA Center

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

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

 

Borgia Gallery at Elms College

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

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

Contact: Dr Amber Scoon
scoona@elmse.edu

 

Classes / Workshops / Seminars / Meet Ups

Still Life in Charcoal with Deborah Padden

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 10am-12:30pm, February 20 - March 5
Fee: $35 per session / 10% member discount at checkout / sliding scale pricing and sibling discounts available
Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

Embark on a creative journey into the world of charcoal drawing. Each week we'll work on a different landscape drawing. Sign up for all three classes for a full experience of charcoal technique or choose whichever week works with your schedule. All materials included.

Contact: Mary Remington
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Paper, Pencil, Draw! with Roc Goudreau

Date & Time: Thursdays, 5-7pm, February 22 - March 14
Fee: $125 / 10% member discount at checkout / sliding scale pricing available
Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

Have you always wanted to draw but don't know where to start? In this 4 week course, professional artist and illustrator Roc Goudreau will share his secrets using pencil techniques, proportions, shading, and measurement to make your art come to life! Ages: 15 years to adult. All materials included.

Contact: Mary Remington
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Belchertown Wildlife & Landscape Photography Workshops

Date & Time: Saturdays, February 24 & March 2, 2-3pm
Fee: none
Location: Clapp Memorial Library
Address: 19 S Main Street
City/Town: Belchertown
Website: belchertown.org/planning

Participants in the workshops will learn more about wildlife and landscape photography from photographer Mark Lindhult, who leads the Quabbin Photo Group. Meet other local photographers while learning new skills, build a portfolio of work, and then submit your top photos to the photo contest. February 24: Photography Technique. March 2: Photography in the Field. Open to Belchertown residents.

 

Artist Sessions at Wistariahurst

Date & Time: Saturday, February 24, 11am-2pm (last Saturday of every month)
Fee: none
Location: Wistariahurst Museum
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: wistariahurst.org/event/artist-sessions-at-wistariahurst-februarys-meet-and-greet

Are you an artist wanting to connect with other local artists? Are you stuck on a project or piece of art? The Artist Sessions is the perfect opportunity for you! Led by local artist Jackie Delarosa, these sessions are meant to help artists in the western MA area come together to create a supportive environment. Once a month Wistariahurst Museum will host various workshops and sessions to help artists focus on their personal goals and enhance their practices by interacting with other artists.

Contact: info@wistariahurst.org
413-322-5660

 

Spring Term Registration open at Easthampton Clay

Date & Time: classes run March 4 - April 27
Fee: varies
Location: Easthampton Clay
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptonclay.com

This Spring term will be packed with fun, challenging class offerings and new opportunities to further your pottery skills. Each adult course (ages 17+) will include one 25-pound bag of clay and two hours of optional practice time per week. Kids and teen classes include tool kits and a bag of clay. Full details and registration on website.

Contact: info@easthamptonclay.com

 

Collage Club at Looky Here

Date & Time: February 24, 1-3pm
Fee: $10
Location: Looky Here
Address: 28 Chapman Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: lookyheregreenfield.com/event/collage-club-2

The Collage Club is where you can play, experiment, and learn the fundamentals of creating a collage! No experience is necessary to participate and open to all ages! All collage materials will be provided or you can bring your own. We will meet from 1-3 pm. Tickets for this event are $10 each class. Let's cut things up, glue them down, and create something beautiful!

Contact: Bella LaMontagne
bellalamontagne875@gmail.com

 

Painting in Oils with Roc Goudreau

Date & Time: Wednesdays, February 21 - March 27, 10am-12pm intermediate to advanced students / 4-6pm beginner to intermediate students
Fee: $175 / 10% member discount at checkout / sliding scale pricing available
Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

Painting with oils is far easier than you might think and incredibly satisfying! Three different oil painting techniques, monochromatic, oil washes, and abstract realism will be taught with this hands-on approach. All materials included. Ages 15 years to adult.

Contact: Mary Remington
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Amanda Barrow's Monotype & Gel Plate Printing Workshops

Date & Time: Monotype: Saturday, March 23 / Gel Plate: Sunday, March 24
Fee: $140 for Monotype class / $105 for Gel Plate class / $235 for both
Location: Amanda Barrow Printmaking Studio
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #415
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: artlink.click/1778e6

Take these classes separately or experience a Printmaking Power Combo! Monotype & Gel Plate prints are one-of-a-kind prints! Imagine painting on a sheet of plastic, placing paper over it, & running it through a printing press. Voila, the image comes out on the paper in reverse to how you painted it! Come have fun & play with AKUA soy-based inks, brushes, & different papers to create original prints. All materials included, make new friends! Next up: Print Power Combo April 27/28.

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

 

February Youth Studio at Resilient Community Arts

Date & Time: February 20-22, 10:30am-2:30pm each day
Fee: $75 for 1 day / $215 for 3 days
Location: Resilient Community Arts
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Ste #238
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: resilientcommunityarts.org/program-registration/p/february-youth-studio

Winter Youth Studio is the perfect time to get the kids out of the house and into creativity during February Break. Each day will include art exploration "stations" where young artists can learn new skills and work on individual projects they are excited about! Art Mediums offered Include: painting, drawing, printmaking, fiber arts, bookmaking, mosaics, jewelry making, sculpture and more! Ages 7-12, all materials provided. Partial scholarships and payment plans available.

Contact: info@resilientcommunityarts.org

 

Week-Long Art Workshops for Kids at Artspace

Date & Time: July 8 - August 7 (4 week-long workshops)
Fee: $179 per workshop
Location: Artspace Community Arts Center
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artspacegreenfield.org/classes-workshops

Young artists can unleash their creativity each week with multi-media projects, movement, and play. Summer is a time for fun and to learn new techniques for creative self-expression! These workshops are geared towards kids ages 7-11. If your child is a year or two outside of our age range and you think they would fit well with this workshop, we would love to have them! Please email our office alongside your registration or prior to registering if you have questions.

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

 

Poster Power: Screenprinting for Teens

Date & Time: Tuesday-Friday, April 16-19, 10am-3pm
Fee: $250-$550
Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com/event/poster-power-screenprinting-for-teens

Turn your passion into posters and learn how to screen print! In this 4-day workshop, students will explore the history and power of the printed political poster. They will learn screenprinting techniques, research a topic and create original printed posters that share a message that they are passionate about. This workshop is for teens who are ready to use art to spark change! All materials provided. Class size is limited to 6 participants.

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

 

Sequencing Workshop with Lydia Thompson

Date & Time: Sunday, March 10, 1-4pm
Fee: $75
Location: Leverett Crafts & Arts
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: leverettcraftsandarts.org/events

Sequencing is a way for both beginners and more experienced art makers to enter the process of painting at a deep and direct level. Through this process, Sequencing allows you to engage in creating art without self-doubt or other barriers that can inhibit creativity. You engage directly with the paint, surface and tools in a very immediate and tactile way.

 

Scribing Fundamentals Workshop

Date & Time: March 4-7
Fee: sliding scale
Location: dpict
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 255
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: dpict.co/workshops

Looking to enter the world of graphic facilitation and want to get started right away? Join aspiring and emerging graphic facilitators for this 3-day workshop to learn tools, visual frameworks, listening strategies, and capture techniques that will help you develop your craft. In addition to sharing expertise and knowledge from over 20 years in the field, our instructors will explore new materials and applications. This course is ideal for aspiring and emerging visual practitioner.

Contact: andy@dpict.info

 

Private Pottery Lessons with Steve Theberge

Date & Time: ongoing
Fee: $75/hr (class bundles available)
Location: Steve Theberge Ceramics
Address: 319B Rocky Hill Road
City/Town: Florence
Website: stevetheberge.com/lessons

Looking to make pots that come alive with clarity and purpose? Join me for private one-on-one lessons that will focus on developing an intimate and intuitive connection with the material and an open, generous approach to technique. Classes are offered as either a one-time session or as a multi-class bundle and are tailored to your needs and interests. Classes include hands-on instruction, feedback, and guidance. Classes include all materials and are offered onsite at my studio in Florence.

Contact: Steve Theberge
steve.theberge@gmail.com
413-658-5788

 

Mini Memberships at Easthampton Clay

Date & Time: July 1 - August 18 / apply by February 29
Fee: $450
Location: Easthampton Clay
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: artlink.click/39461d

Mini Membership is a 7-week summer program running July 1st to August 18th. Mini Membership effectively works as a micro membership package, wherein students have the opportunity to access the studio as a member (24-hour access with independently guided studio time and full access to classroom resources). Mini membership is only open to students who have taken a minimum of 2 classes at EHC (by the time of this program) and who feel confident working independently.

Contact: info@easthamptonclay.com

 

February Break Kids Art Workshop at Artspace Community Arts Center

Date & Time: February 20-23, 8:30am-12:30pm
Fee: $145
Location: Artspace Community Arts Center
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artspacegreenfield.org/product-page/february-break-workshop-feb-20th-23rd

Art workshop for 7-11yo. Acrylic paint pouring, paper-quilled pictures and bookmarks, mosaic tile picture frames and coasters, paper mache bowls, and watercolor creations are just a few of the plans Jill has for your kiddos this February Break. This workshop will be full of art-making, movement breaks, and a daily snack time. *If your child is a year or two outside of our age range and you think they would fit well with this workshop, please email our office!

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

 

Intermediate Stained Glass at Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio

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

We will cover all the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. Use of all tools is included in the tuition. Glass, foil and solder will be available for purchase. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for open studio time. This class is designed for students who have completed our beginning/sun catcher class or who have equivalent experience. Dates for same class: April 9.

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

 

Beginning Stained Glass at Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio

Date & Time: February 24, 10am-3:30pm
Fee: $125
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, suite 229
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher or ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. We will cover the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. The perfect class for students with no experience or intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels welcome. Glass and supplies are included in the tuition and the use of all tools. Dates for same class: Feb 25, March 9, 10, 23, 24, and more.

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

 

Snow Farm 2024 Registration

Date & Time: classes start late April and run through June
Fee: varies
Location: Snow Farm, The New England Craft Program
Address: 5 Clary Road
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: snowfarm.org

The 2024 schedule has over 200 workshops, one of our biggest years ever. Glassblowing is back, and the newly renovated 3D & Mixed Media studio is a wonderful new home for workshops that need room to spread out and work large. Full details on website. Registration opens January 11th.

Contact: info@snowfarm.org
413-268-3101

 

Cosmic Bracelet Class

Date & Time: February 22, 6-8pm
Fee: $20
Location: Hampden Senior Center - Community Room
Address: 104 Allen Street
City/Town: Hampden
Website: scanticriverartisans.com

The Scantic River Artisans present: "Cosmic Bracelet Class". Unveil the Power of your Zodiac Gemstone! Create a bracelet while sipping wine in our "Interactive Learning Through Art" Class. Embark on a celestial journey with our exclusive workshop designed to deepen your connection with the universe and express your unique essence through a personalized gemstone bracelet.

Contact: Sue Superson
sjsrighter@aol.com

 

First Friday Paint Nights with Eliza Moser

Date & Time: First Fridays, 6:30-8:30pm (until March 1)
Fee: $55 per class
Location: Eliza Moser Fine Art - Studio & Gallery
Address: 21 College Street, Suite #9
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: elizamoser.com

Perfect for beginners, our First Friday Paint Nights are a relaxed environment in which people can try their hand at oil painting even if they have no prior experience. Attendees will learn the basics of oil painting in a judgment-free zone, and go home with a work of art of their own making. These events are perfect for couples on date-night, friends who want to try something new, or anyone curious about painting in general. Materials provided.

Contact: Eliza Moser
elizamoserfineart@gmail.com
413-204-4797

 

Weekly Drawing Class with Eliza Moser

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm; OR Fridays 10am-12pm
Fee: $160 (4-week class)
Location: Eliza Moser Fine Art - Studio & Gallery
Address: 21 College Street, Suite #9
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: elizamoser.com

Open to all skill levels, this class will teach students a step-by-step process of drawing. New students will begin with drawing exercises designed to teach the method, after which students may bring in projects or subject matters of their own choosing. Runs in sessions of 4 weeks. See session dates below, join at start of any session: Session 3: March 6th - 27th.

Contact: Eliza Moser
elizamoserfineart@gmail.com
413-204-4797

 

Art for A Change: Space to Incubate + Hatch Ideas

Date & Time: first Wednesdays of the month through May, 6-9pm
Fee: free / donations welcomed
Location: The Art Garden
Address: 14 Depot Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: theartgarden.org

Meeting the 1st Wednesday of every month, January through May to workshop the ideas people bring to the group. Intended for: artists who want their creativity engaged for activism, activists who want their work to be more creative, and community members who want to be a part of it all. (No idea is too small or too large to work on.) Facilitated by Phyllis Labanowski and Jane Wegscheider. Simple snacks and tea provided. Feel free to bring dinner.

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

 

Queer And Trans Art Group at Resilient Community Arts

Date & Time: every other Wednesdays, 7pm, February 21
Fee: donations appreciated but not required
Location: Resilient Community Arts
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Ste #238
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: resilientcommunityarts.org/program-registration/p/qtag

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

Contact: info@resilientcommunityarts.org

 

Snow Farm Summer for Teens

Date & Time: Session 1: June 30 - July 13; Session 2: July 14-27
Fee: varies / scholarships available
Location: Snow Farm, The New England Craft Program
Address: 5 Clary Road
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: snowfarm.org/teens/summer-art-program

Snow Farm Summer is a welcoming, creative community with small classes, intensive instruction, passionate instructors, and modern studios. Open to teens ages 14-18. The heart of the program are the studio classes in flameworking, ceramics, painting & drawing, metalsmithing/jewelry, sculpture, and flat glass. Students enroll in two studios each session; one class meets in the morning from 9am to 12pm and the second one meets from 1pm to 4pm. Full details on website.

Contact: highschool@snowfarm.org
413-268-3101

 

Stitch Circle at the Mill District Local Art Gallery

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

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

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

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Studio Share at Indian Orchard Mills

Date(s) available: March 1
Location: Indian Orchard Mills
Address: 34 Front Street
City/Town: Indian Orchard

Studio share of 600 sq ft studio in the amazing Indian Orchard Mills arts community. I'm a female artist / oil painter who also dabbles in other (currently 2-D) stuff. We hold an annual fall open studio event that all residents are welcome but not required to participate in. Included in the rent is the ability to use the on-site, public gallery for private or community exhibitions, classes, or other arts-related events! Potentially interested? Let's talk. Rent is $226 monthly, all-inclusive.

Contact: Ellen
ellenjp77@gmail.com
413-335-8861

 

Art Crowdfunding / Fundraising / Crowdsourcing / Volunteer Help

Resilient Community Arts Art is for Everybody Pledge Drive

Goal: open
Start Date: January 10, 2024
End Date: February 29, 2024
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: resilientcommunityarts.org/aef-pledge-drive-2024

Extended through end of February! Resilient Community Arts is hosting its first annual Art is For Everybody Pledge Drive, asking supporters to pledge a monthly donation from $5-$50 through the organization's website before the end of February with a goal of 50 pledges. The fund supports three unique programs, each aiding local youth coming from low-income homes who would not otherwise be able to access arts enrichment, but community donations help make their studio time possible.

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

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