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This Week's Newsletter: June 28, 2022

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
June 28, 2022
Issue #721

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Featured Listings:

Dare to Dream

Artist: Thierry Borcy
Start Date: June 29, 2022
End Date: August 1, 2022
Location: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: shelburneartscoop.com

Thierry Borcy's first solo exhibit features photographic works in black and white as well as a more recent exploration into sepia and gold tones reminiscent of the older printmaking feel and look. "Dare to Dream" is a visual feast of the natural beauty found in New England in all seasons: rivers, waterfalls, ocean, rocks, mountains, trees, and other features of the landscape. Thierry re-uses as many vintage frames as he can find, and frames all his work. Prints are archival quality.

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

 

Looking after 66 years

Artist: David Rohn
Start Date: July 7, 2022
End Date: July 30, 2022
Reception Date: Friday, July 8, 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery One, Two, Three
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

David Rohn (Chicago, b.1934) has had a painting career spanning 66 years. Born in Chicago & raised in Michigan, he took his career from New York City to Putney, VT where he taught at Windham College, returning to NYC after the college closed in 1976. He describes his method as defined by his joy of "looking at things," at how things are "compressed into tight engagement by the framing edge." This retrospective fills three showrooms with oil paintings and watercolors.

 

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

Painting

Artist: Evelyn Pye
Start Date: July 8, 2022
End Date: July 30, 2022
Reception Date: July 7, 5-8pm
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 3-8pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Evelyn Pye surrounds the viewer with landscape paintings, ranging from 6 feet to 6 inches, in oil on linen, canvas, or wood. PAINTING, for Pye, is an immersive, interactive process, and as she works with the physical material of paint, she brings us to look closely with a kind of double vision. Patterns of light and color become abstract while remaining a depiction of the landscape with reflections in water and shadows in foliage. Image: "Herring River"; photo credit: Stephen Petegorsky.

Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com

 

Have a Beer with Nancy

Artist: Gary Hallgren
Start Date: July 7, 2022
End Date: TDB
Reception Date: July 7, 5-9pm
Location: The Moan and Dove
Hours: Mon-Fri 3pm-1am, Sat-Sun 1pm-1am
Address: 460 West Street
City/Town: Amherst

Artist Gary Hallgren will be displaying paintings, part of a series examining the iconic comics character and her ouevre. Nancy has a meaningful following in pop culture and Hallgren is an avid supporter. His paintings are playful, naughty and thought-provoking. Gary is also a long-time member of the comics and illustration world and currently is the artist for Hagar The Horrible.

 

Curating between the Virtual and the Physical: Liliana Porter

Location: Online via Mead Art Museum
City/Town: Amherst
Website: porter.wordpress.amherst.edu

During the spring 2022 semester, students in Professor Niko Vicario’s course "Curating between the Virtual and the Physical: Liliana Porter" created these online projects with the support of the Mead Art Museum’s curatorial team. The course introduces students to contemporary art and the history and practice of organizing exhibitions. It explores how art is presented and experienced in physical galleries and online settings, using the concurrent exhibition Liliana Porter: Two Realities as a case study.

 

Mapping Terroir: Memory & Myth

Artist: Andrea Caluori
Start Date: June 18, 2022
End Date: September 30, 2022
Location: Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
Address: 650 East Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/renaissance/event/mapping-terroir-memory-myth-opening-reception

Mapping Terroir: Memory & Myth by Andrea Caluori, explores the Renaissance Center's rare book collection of agrarian theory and agricultural manuals to ask: What were the motions and movements that defined a culture of growing? And what were the relationships between human, animal, plant, and place--the relationships that create terroir? 8 original prints created from hand-carved linoleum blocks, accompanied by 6 books published between 1633-1717 form the centerpiece of the exhibit.

Contact: Liz Fox
efox@umass.edu

 

A Walk in the Reeds

Artist: Donna Roy
Start Date: June 2, 2022
End Date: July 2, 2022
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/donna-roy

A Walk in the Reeds is the body of work that culminated from time spent in the beautiful wetlands where I sketched, photographed, and found inspiration. Exploring textures, colors, and organic compositions, I used soft pastels on paper because of the tactile feel and energetic mark-making. Exploring washes, textured grounds, and a color palette that was new to me, I endeavored to capture the beauty of common places in an uncommon way.

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

 

Valley Artists Portraits

Artists: 20 valley artists seen in the ValleyBikes kiosks
Start Date: May 20, 2022
End Date: August 31, 2022
Location: Mill District North Amherst
Address: 91 Cowls Road
City/Town: Amherst

Exhibition of twenty artist portraits, shot by photographer Isabella Dellolio. These portraits are currently featured on the Valley Bike kiosks across the Valley, and you can see them all in this exhibit.

Contact: Britt Ruhe
britt@commonwealthmurals.org

 

Syncopate: Homage to Jazz

Artists: group show curated by Terry Jenoure
Start Date: June 2, 2022
End Date: July 2, 2022
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 3-8pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Inspired by the syncopation of Jazz, regional artists Donald Boudreaux, Andres Chaparro, Bobby Davis, Terry Jenoure, and Rodney Madison present paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, and sculptures that display a bold and beautiful interplay of complex visual rhythms. Organized by guest curator Terry Jenoure. Image: Andres Chaparro, "Search of the New Land", mixed media collage.

Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com

 

Diane Nevinsmith

Artist: Diane Nevinsmith
Start Date: April 1, 2022
End Date: June 30, 2022
Location: The Mill District Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4pm
Address: 91 Cowls Road
City/Town: Amherst
Website: themilldistrictna.com

Selected watercolors.

Contact: Diane Nevinsmith
mail@dianenevinsmithart.com
413-586-3772

 

Cummington Exhibits/Events

REFLECTIONS: Public Art on Main Street Cummington

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 24, 2022
End Date: October 31, 2022
Reception Date: July 2, 5-7pm
Location: various locations
Address: Main Street
City/Town: Cummington
Website: cummingtonculture.art

REFLECTIONS presents 10 sculptural and multi-media installations along Main Street, Cummington. The artists include Ana Busto, Jane Dyer and Gail Roberge, Gene Flores, Sergei Isupov, Dean Kent, Beckie Kravetz, Holly Lynton, Michael Melle, Becky Waterhouse and Phil Shedd and Students from New Hingham Elementary School led by Leonardo Quiles, Visual Arts Teacher. REFLECTIONS asks viewers to reflect upon the culture, agricultural history, and natural beauty of the land.

Contact: Hunt Chase
huntc@hilltowncdc.org
413-296-4536

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Easthampton Art Walk

Date: Friday, July 1, 5-8pm
Location: various locations
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptoncityarts.com/events/category/art-walk

All year long, Art Walk brings Easthampton to life the first Friday of every month February through December, from 5-8pm. Downtown awakens through art exhibitions and creative performances, and is enhanced by a diverse array of local restaurants and social establishments against the seasonally shifting backdrop of the City's natural scenic beauty.

 

Radwell, Brewster and Rye

Artists: Marlene Rye, Laura Radwell, David Brewster
Start Date: July 1, 2022
End Date: July 31, 2022
reception Date: Friday, July 1, 5-8pm
Location: Elusie Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 10:30am-5pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: bigredframe.com/the-elusie-gallery

The Elusie Gallery hosts an exhibit of selected artwork by Marlene Rye, Laura Radwell and David Brewster. Three artists unique in their styles, technique and inspiration, yet with similar intensity, passion and creative energy

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

 

Pastels and Paintings

Artist: Christine Hartman
Start Date: June 30, 2022
End Date: July 31, 2022
reception Date: Friday, July 1, 6-8pm
Location: Oxbow Gallery, front gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

I intend for each work to have its own reality, presence, to find that in nature, to develop it in the painting. As I work, the painting must come to direct my choices by its needs. I intend for the drawing to be graceful and complete. Lines moving magically through the space they simultaneously create. I intend for the color to be luminous, to have paint become light. That would be great. That is what I am working toward.

Contact: 413-203-1196

 

Confluence

Artists: Mary Witt & Brianna Ashe
Start Date: June 30, 2022
End Date: July 31, 2022
reception Date: Friday, July 1, 5-8pm
Location: Oxbow Gallery, back gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

Mary Witt and Brianna Ashe will be showing paintings and prints in their show "Confluence", a coming together. Brianna and Mary find their art always complements each other when they join forces in their art shows.

Contact: 413-203-1196

 

Fragmentos de un Naufragio

Artist: Pamela Acosta
Start Date: July 1, 2022
End Date: August 25, 2022
Reception Date: July 1, 5-8pm
Location: ECA Gallery at Old Town Hall
Hours: Wed & Fri 12-2pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptoncityarts.com/event/pamela-acosta-fragmentos-de-un-naufragio

Pamela Acosta is a Mexican artist from the borderlands along the Rio Grande Valley. Acosta often finds inspiration in literature and nature. She creates visual narratives about a myriad of beings, quests and the symbiotic relationships formed between beings and their environments; exploring how we construct, transform and are transmuted by our surroundings. Her work is characterized by figurative narratives explored through visual poetry and magical realism.

Contact: Pamela Acosta
pamacostahdz@gmail.com

 

The Way Out is Through

Artist: Jen Turner
Start Date: June 14, 2022
End Date: July 14, 2022
Reception Date: July 1, 5-7:30pm
Location: 50 Arrow Gallery
Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-4pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 244 (Eastworks)
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: facebook.com/fiftyarrowgallery

When beginning a piece, I start by curating a collection of images that speak to me. The images that inspire me belong in natures life cycle - lush green landscapes, ocean waves, decaying buildings, people living. Choosing from these images, I begin layering them in a way that makes visual sense to my eye. Certain everyday items may become focal points, fantastical images in others. I leave the piece open to the interpretation of the viewer and encourage discussion of the layers of the piece.

 

Scenes in the Night

Start Date: June 3, 2022
End Date: July 31, 2022
Location: Moonlit Sea Prints
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 226 (Eastworks)
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: moonlitseaprints.com

Showcasing the worlds of Hiroaki Takahashi Shotei, Tsuchiya Yoshitoshi, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Shoda Koho, Arai Yoshimune, Kawase Hasui, Tsuchiya Koitsu, Ohara Koson and Utagawa Hiroshige. While traditional Japanese art was created mainly for the ruling class, the woodblock prints of the Edo period onward emerged as an art form that appealed to the common person and mass-produced for commercial consumption. Their topics, rather than simply spiritual nature art, dealt with the human experience.

Contact: David Kutcher
david@moonlitseaprints.com
413-282-8742

 

Wild & Precious Art Exhibition

Artists: local women artists over 50
Start Date: May 27, 2022
End Date: June 30, 2022
Location: Elusie Gallery at Big Red Frame
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: wildpreciousartsfestival.com

The exhibition showcases the works of over 25 artists. Pieces are on sale with proceeds supporting the artists and gallery.

Contact: Burns Maxey
info@cityspaceeasthampton.org
413-552-7559

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

The Lightness of Being aka The Exhibition of Delights

Artists: Zea Mays Printmaking Flat File Members
Start Date: June 24, 2022
End Date: July 22, 2022
Location: The Sanford Gallery @ Zea Mays Printmaking
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, 2nd and 4th Saturdays & Sundays 11am-5pm
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com/the-lightness-of-being-aka-the-exhibition-of-delights

Exhibition of 35 prints from our 2022 Flat File, curated by Suzanne Artemieff. Excerpt from the Curator Statement: "Especially in times of darkness, it is crucial to not overlook moments, glimpses, points of light. The prints exhibited here were selected because together they reflect the lightness of being in the full range of its meaning."

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

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Smoky Puddle: Works by Cathy Wysocki & Wayne Hopkins

Artists: Cathy Wysocki, Wayne Hopkins
Start Date: June 4, 2022
End Date: August 27, 2022
Location: Looky Here
Hours: Wed & Fri 4-8pm, Sat 1-3pm
Address: 28 Chapman Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: lookyheregreenfield.com

Contact: Hannah Brookman
lookyheregreenfield@gmail.com
720-253-6750

 

But Not Without Purpose

Artist: Blake Soule
Start Date: June 1, 2022
End Date: June 30, 2022
Location: The LAVA Center
Hours: Sat 11am-2pm, Thur 5-8pm
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org

Photographer Blake Soule finds his comfort and expression in landscape, street, and documentary photography, thinking of himself as more of an observer than someone who wants to lead the action. He seeks reassurance in moments of loneliness, an emotion that is too often solely associated with negativity. Imagery of odd or overlooked spaces is common in his art, when he isn't exploring the harsher isolation within themes of gender and the self.

Contact: info@localaccess.org

 

Words on Words

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 1, 2022
End Date: June 30, 2022
Location: The LAVA Center
Hours: Sat 11am-2pm, Thur 5-8pm
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org

An exhibit of art that combines words and visual elements that respond and reflect upon language and/or writing. Features the works of: David Andrews, Sue Blaunder, Candace Curran, Jaime Forsythe, Nina Gross, Daniel Hales, Scarlet Kitchen, Jan Maher, Cindy Snow, Suzanne Travisano and Kimberly Wilson. Join curator/local author Michael Travisano and other artists for gatherings of poetry reading, stories, and discussion: June 9, 7-8pm, June 11, 12-1pm, June 24, 7-8pm, and, June 25, 1-2pm.

Contact: info@localaccess.org

 

Saturday Salon at the LAVA Center

Date: Saturdays 11am-2pm
Location: The LAVA Center
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: facebook.com/events/927650324681733/927650344681731

Every Saturday, stop by The LAVA Center in downtown Greenfield for an eclectic offering of local art and shopping. The Saturday Salon is a popup art salon and marketplace featuring art, poetry, music, video, local vendors, and more.

 

Hadley Exhibits/Events

Stillness

Artist: Olwen Dowling
Start Date: July 1, 2022
End Date: August 31, 2022
Reception Date: July 22, 6-8pm
Location: Hadley Senior Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Address: 46 Middle Street
City/Town: Hadley
Website: olwendowling.com

Contact: olwenoherlihy@gmail.com

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Wild Light

Artists: Sharona Color Art
Start Date: July 8, 2022
End Date: July 30, 2022
Reception Date: July 8, 6-9pm
Location: Paper City Clothing Co.
Address: 358 Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: sharonacolor.com/wildlight

Join in for a celebration of color and community. This exhibition of Sharona Color's artwork is sure to brighten your world. July 9: Open Studios 11am-3pm; Virtual Art Show via Zoom 3-4pm. July 23: Open Studios 11am-2pm; Art Remix Party! 2-3:30pm, $20 adults / $10 kids (RSVP online) - live screen printed totes, hands-on collage activities, and more. July 29: Closing Night Reception 6-9pm. Want a private showing of the exhibit? Get in touch and we can arrange it.

Contact: Sharon Leshner
sharonacolor@gmail.com

 

Light Accumulation

Artists: Kelly Hain, Ilana Harris-Babou, Sarah Pater
Start Date: June 18, 2022
End Date: July 17, 2022
Location: PULP
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-4pm
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

A three-person exhibition that addresses the fragility of concepts like "cool and collected", "peace and quiet", "happiness and wellbeing". The selected artworks present scenarios wherein a tenuous equilibrium has been reached by the steady accrual of ballpoint pen strokes, performed labor, or subjects painted in illusionistic space. Curated by Ali Osborn.

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

 

Ledger Drawings

Artist: Dean Brown
Start Date: June 18, 2022
End Date: July 17, 2022
Location: PULP, Front Room Gallery
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-4pm
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

Recent series of graphite drawings on 19th century ledger pages.

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

 

ATTENTION! Translating Uniforms, Understanding Service

Start Date: May 24, 2022
End Date: August 22, 2022
Location: Wistariahurst
Hours: Mon & Wed 10:30am-12:30pm, Tue 4:30-6:30pm
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: wistariahurst.org/events/attention-translating-uniforms-understanding-service

Dress uniforms of Veterans who served in three branches of the U.S. Armed Forces from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries will be on display. Selected from uniform collections at Holyoke Veterans Services and Wistariahurst, this exhibit aims to help viewers interpret and understand the subtleties of military uniform insignia and details. Register online to visit.

Contact: Penni Martorell
martorellp@holyoke.org

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Roving Eyes and Fertile Minds

Artists: Sandra Haynes, Beverly Phelps
Start Date: June 5, 2022
End Date: June 30, 2022
Location: The Barnes Gallery at Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Sat & Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: leverettcraftsandarts.org

An exciting mother and daughter show which includes everything from nature paintings to handmade decks of tarot cards.

 

Longmeadow Exhibits/Events

Celebrating Art and Nature

Artist: Noreen Acconcio
Start Date: July 1, 2022
End Date: July 30, 2022
Reception Date: July 16, 1-3pm
Location: Storrs Library
Address: 693 Longmeadow Street
City/Town: Longmeadow
Website: longmeadowlibrary.org

"Celebrating Art and Nature" will be on display at the Storrs Library from July 1 to July 30. The artist, Noreen Acconcio will showcase her watercolor, pastel and oil paintings for viewing and sale. A reception will take place in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room on Saturday July 16th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Please check library hours for daily viewing times.

Contact: Noreen Acconcio
noracc413@yahoo.com
413-636-4203

 

Ludlow Exhibits/Events

Betsy and Bill Koscher

Artists: Betsy and Bill Koscher
Start Date: May 1, 2022
End Date: July 3, 2022
Location: Rutabaga Art Gallery
Hours: 10am-3pm
Address: 51 Bridle Road
City/Town: Ludlow

Beautiful people and places displayed. Also portraits of dogs, print art, and collage. There is also a sculpture garden.

Contact: Betsy Koscher
betsykoscher@yahoo.com
413-583-6800

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

The Towns of Berkshire County

Artists: Springfield Photographic Society
Start Date: July 2, 2022
End Date: July 29, 2022
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

A photographic exhibit featuring one picture from each of the 32 towns in Berkshire County. The images have been provided by 27 members of the Springfield Photographic Society, capturing the uniqueness of the communities, and illustrating their history, culture, public spaces, and natural beauty. Each photographer chose one perspective that they felt was important to understanding their town.

 

Complicated History

Artist: Katherine McClelland
Start Date: July 2, 2022
End Date: July 29, 2022
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

A multimedia project that uses art to reckon with personal, local, and national narratives about slavery, war and privilege. The Hinckley family has a long history of prominent Northampton residents and while researching her paternal family, artist Katherine McClelland found that there was more to the story than she knew. The intent is to challenge the North's un-nuanced sense of being on the "right side" of history and to examine our complicated relationships to systems of oppression. Artist talk: July 13th, 7pm.

 

Looking after 66 years

Artist: David Rohn
Start Date: July 7, 2022
End Date: July 30, 2022
Reception Date: Friday, July 8, 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery One, Two, Three
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

David Rohn (Chicago, b.1934) has had a painting career spanning 66 years. Born in Chicago & raised in Michigan, he took his career from New York City to Putney, VT where he taught at Windham College, returning to NYC after the college closed in 1976. He describes his method as defined by his joy of "looking at things," at how things are "compressed into tight engagement by the framing edge." This retrospective fills three showrooms with oil paintings and watercolors.

 

God Encounters

Artist: Kevin Bouricius (1951-2019)
Start Date: July 7, 2022
End Date: July 30, 2022
Reception Date: Friday, July 8, 5:30-8:30pm
Location: New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

To Kevin Bouricius, the world was filled with special spiritual messages sent to him in dreams and visions. The words of Meher Baba were not far from his lips any time we visited with one another. Not at all an evangelist, in his conversation and in his art he sought affirmation in regard to the veiled boundary between the breathing world and the world of the spirit. Jesus made appearances in his painting in the most unconventional way. Image shown at left: Homecoming of Christ. o/c, d. 2005.

 

Collection Selections

Artists: groups show
Start Date: July 7, 2022
End Date: July 30, 2022
Reception Date: Friday, July 8, 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Experimental Performance Arena Showspace
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

For 25 years, Anchor House of Artists has operated a creative space set aside from the pull of marketplace constrictions & has subsidized artists who need it. It has promoted the work of artists served by the mission & supported exhibition space for professionals to self-stage shows. Spanning the center's life, Anchor House of Artists, the New England Visionary Artists Museum has acquired many fine artworks. In July, we feature a wee peek at some. See our Summer 25 Fundraiser on our website.

 

Warp

Artists: Olivia Brandwein, Sarah Miller-Bartley
Start Date: July 4, 2022
End Date: July 10, 2022
Reception Date: Saturday, July 9, 6-8pm
Location: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Wed-Thur 12-1pm, Fri 12-1pm & 5-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

A community-engaged sculptural process. The public is invited to work creatively with the physical properties of raw canvas through cutting, twisting, tying, and unraveling small squares of the material. The final exhibition will blur the boundaries between "fine art" materials and mass-produced objects by joining the two visually and physically. Community collaborative day on July 5th: 11-12pm, 2-4pm, 5-6pm (please RSVP to aidanwright.21@gmail.com, walk-ins also welcome). A project of A.P.E.'s ARC 2022.

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

 

In Search of Edge

Artist: Anna Bayles Arthur
Start Date: July 3, 2022
End Date: July 31, 2022
Reception Date: Friday, July 8, 5-8pm
Location: A.P.E. @ Hawley
Hours: Mon-Thur 1-4pm, Fri 11am-pm, or by appt
Address: 33 Hawley Street, Mezzanine Level gallery
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

These new small works by Anna Bayles Arthur employ a playful, intuitive process to explore the concept of edge, both in a literal sense – the forms seem to emerge and disintegrate within the layers of transparent ground – and in a metaphorical sense, as Ms. Arthur engages with the boundaries between dream and reality, conscious and subconscious.

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

 

On the threshold of a silence bursting

Artist: Victor Signore
Start Date: July 3, 2022
End Date: July 31, 2022
Reception Date: Friday, July 8, 5-8pm
Location: A.P.E. @ Hawley
Hours: Mon-Thur 1-4pm, Fri 11am-pm, or by appt
Address: 33 Hawley Street, Mezzanine Level gallery
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

The new work in this show marks a return for me. A return home. Home to the creative process. Home to myself. To provide that missing outlet for the mounting thoughts, images, feelings, anxieties and amorphous, intangible senses that while, remain elusive as vapor, are too strong to ignore.

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

 

Artist of the Month

Artist: Mandana Marsh
Start Date: July 1, 2022
End Date: July 30, 2022
Location: Northampton Senior Center Hall Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton

For Mandana Marsh, photography is a source of joy. Starting with a career in photojournalism, she finds satisfaction when documenting people and nature-especially water- with a camera. Recently, her work has become less representational and more impressionistic. Visit her web site: mandanamarsh.com

Contact: Nancy Yesu
Nyesu@northamptonma.gov

 

Chloe London

Artist: Chloe London
Start Date: June 27, 2022
End Date: July 3, 2022
Location: A.P.E. Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

In residence, Chloe London will be rehearsing for her newest work, premiering in February 2023. In this piece, London is interested in color theory and in how hues and pigments move through the body. Chloe is interested in transforming what we perceive as visual into sensation: rather than seeing a hue, what does it feel like in the body and how does that craft a textural and emotional experience for both the dancers and the audience? A project of A.P.E.'s ARC 2022.

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

 

Artist of the Month

Artist: Jenny Hansell
Start Date: June 1, 2022
End Date: June 30, 2022
Location: Northampton Senior Center Hall Gallery
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton

Using oil, Acrylics, gouache and watercolor, Jenny Hansell is inspired by light, air, color and form to paint portraits, figures and landscapes. She finds inspiration in studying the work of other artists past and present. She paints for the joy she finds in the process.

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

 

In Other Wor(l)ds

Artists: B.Z. Reily, Micha Archer, Max Strong
Start Date: June 7, 2022
End Date: June 30, 2022
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery One, Two, Three
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Sculptor B.Z. Reily was the senior art educator at Eric Carle Museum & instigator of many community art projects. Micha Archer is an award-winning picture book author & illustrator. Both share an interest in the colorful whimsy of juxtaposing image and text in 3D and graphic art. They will display individual & collaborative work. They are joined by Archer's son, Max Strong, whose assemblages trace his world travels, tight and congested observations on urbanization's effect on the world.

 

Exploded View: Bitter Sweet Feast

Artists: Exploded View
Start Date: June 7, 2022
End Date: June 30, 2022
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Djata Bumpus Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Exploded View is a creative collective that includes Trish Crapo of Leyden, Edite Cunhã & Nina Rossi of Turners Falls, & Samantha Wood of Greenfield. In 2020, they explored shared pandemic lived experiences together in a traveling filmed performance work titled Bitter Sweet Feast. The visual result is a haunting collection of film and photographs. The film will be looping throughout the exhibit. Here, we are encouraged to question our encounter with masking, identity, isolation & connection.

 

Ninety Years of Protest: The Village Green

Artist: Charles Miller
Start Date: June 7, 2022
End Date: June 30, 2022
Location: New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

This seventh installment in a year-long retrospective presents one of Miller's more challenging paintings & one of his most endearing. The Village Green, 72 x 50-inch oil on canvas, depicts a park's edge. Four identical little men gather next to a fountain: two in conversation, one reading, & one catching dripping blood from the crucified Christ out of view who watches the scene from above. The other large canvas is a self-portrait of the artist seen from behind surveying a verdant landscape.

 

Misfits

Artist: Travis Louie
Start Date: May 25, 2022
End Date: July 2, 2022
Location: William Baczek Fine Arts
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: wbfinearts.com

New paintings by Travis Louie. The art of Travis Louie has always been about the perspective of the "outsider". His characters, though often whimsical, often are misinterpreted as frightening, but isn't that the way we often respond to those that are different than us? Especially now, that feeling of the other is especially poignant. Travis Louie's art reminds us how alike we all are, no matter how different we look or feel.

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

 

Landscapes

Artist: Stephanie Vignone
Start Date: June 2, 2022
End Date: June 29, 2022
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: vignoneart.com

Landscapes in oil and in pastel. Mostly from this area, ranging from Montague to Mount Toby to Amherst. Also featuring work by Bonnie Sennott.

Contact: Stephanie Vignone
smvignone@hotmail.com
413-665-6752

 

Abstract Embroidery and Watercolors

Artist: Bonnie Sennott
Start Date: June 2, 2022
End Date: June 29, 2022
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

Abstract embroideries and watercolors by Bonnie Sennott, including Daily Thread, a yearlong visual journal for which she embroidered every day using colors observed in nature. Other daily embroidery pieces employ negative spaces to explore absence, loss, and the passing of time. Her abstract watercolors, based on the theme of "stones and water," are also part of a daily art project. For more information, visit website. Also on view: Stephanie Vignone, Landscape Paintings.

Contact: Bonnie Sennott
bluepeninsula@gmail.com
413-587-1011

 

People Mountain People Ocean

Artist: Jessica Tam
Start Date: May 23, 2022
End Date: August 10, 2022
Location: Oresman Gallery, Hillyer Hall, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: sophia.smith.edu/art-oresman-gallery

Jessica Tam creates situation-specific paintings that stem from popular sport and entertainment, and evolve into immersive fictional environments. In her work, Tam uses the wrestling ring as a platform for storytelling and invention of a fantastical arena of serpents, sea creatures, and stormy weather.

Contact: Eva Weber
eweber51@gmail.com
413-585-3103

 

A.P.E. 2022 Flat File Program

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

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

Contact: Lisa Thompson
lisathompson@apearts.org

 

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit

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

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

Contact: hosmergallery@forbeslibrary.org

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

Northfield Ambles

Artist: Christine Copeland
Start Date: July 1, 2022
End Date: August 15, 2022
Location: Dickinson Memorial Library Gallery
Hours: Tue 1-8pm, Wed-Thur 1-6pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-3pm
Address: 115 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield

Living as I do surrounded by conserved woodland, I observe firsthand the subject matter of my work on a daily basis. A familiar scene looks very different at different times depending on the sky, the light, the foliage. Seasonal changes bring recurring surprises: bright patches of blooming shad bush in early spring, birds glimpsed on their fly-through in fall, crystalline ice sculptures in winter. To see the common but shy wildlife - bobcat, fox, fisher cat - requires senses on high alert.

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

 

Staying Connected

Artists: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Start Date: June 17, 2022
End Date: July 31, 2022
Location: Fiddleheads Gallery
Hours: Fri-Sat 12-5pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

A multi-media exhibit of art as an expression of cultural heritage.

Contact: Marge Anderson
margedvaa@gmail.com

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Foliage and Flowers in Fiber

Artist: Julie Crabtree
Start Date: June 30, 2022
End Date: August 28, 2022
Reception Date: Sunday, July 10, 2-4pm
Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: daily 11am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

Following an afternoon photographing the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, fiber artist Julie Crabtree of Springfield, VT, returned to her studio and began work in a sketchbook. A new series of pieces emerged, inspired by images from that afternoon.

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

 

Gifts from Nature

Artist: Sandy Renna
Start Date: June 30, 2022
End Date: August 28, 2022
Reception Date: Sunday, July 10, 2-4pm
Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: daily 11am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

Join Salmon Falls Gallery to appreciate and learn more about Warwick woodworker Sandy Renna's turned wood vessels and the process through which he transforms rough wood into elegant objects. The exhibit features wood objects and photographs that illustrate the many steps involved in transforming a rough cut log into a polished finished piece and reveals a glimpse of the time and patience it takes to create his unique bowls and vessels.

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

 

Dare to Dream

Artist: Thierry Borcy
Start Date: June 29, 2022
End Date: August 1, 2022
Location: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: shelburneartscoop.com

Thierry Borcy's first solo exhibit features photographic works in black and white as well as a more recent exploration into sepia and gold tones reminiscent of the older printmaking feel and look. "Dare to Dream" is a visual feast of the natural beauty found in New England in all seasons: rivers, waterfalls, ocean, rocks, mountains, trees, and other features of the landscape. Thierry re-uses as many vintage frames as he can find, and frames all his work. Prints are archival quality.

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

 

The Art of Destruction

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 11, 2022
End Date: July 15, 2022
Location: The Art Garden
Address: 14 Depot Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: theartgarden.org

Annual teen community art show, organized by teens for teens. 29 works of art by 13 local teens. Call The Art Garden for viewing hours and more information.

Contact: 413-625-2782

 

Southampton Exhibits/Events

Up Close In the Garden

Artist: Betsy Feick
Start Date: June 5, 2022
End Date: June 30, 2022
Location: Robert Floyd Photo Gallery
Hours: Tue, Wed & Sun 1-5pm
Address: 2 East Street @ Rt10 / College Highway
City/Town: Southampton
Website: floydgallery.com

This project began about 15 years ago when Betsy was asked to provide a photo for the ticket for the annual Northampton garden tour. Since then Betsy has photographed every tour in her quest to provide the next year's ticket image. Her study has been to make a capture that gives a strong sense of moment and offers a scent and touch memory to an aware viewer, which is what she hopes these photos will offer you. Image: Honeysuckle ©2021 Betsy Feick.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Looking through the Eyes of a Photographer

Artist: Richard Harper
Start Date: June 9, 2022
End Date: August 2, 2022
Location: Springfield Jewish Community Center
Hours: Mon-Thur 5:30am-12pm & 3-8pm, Fri 5:30am-12pm & 3-5:30pm, Sat-Sun 7am-3pm
Address: 1160 Dickinson Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldjcc.org

Local photographer Richard Harper's latest exhibit features photographs of the world around us, including birds and flowers of New England, wildlife, places of interest, and abstracts. Artist Statement: For me, photography is more than a way of making memories - it is an art form which allows me to express myself, with the only boundaries being the ones I create. When I make a piece, I allow the viewer to come into my space and go on a journey with me.

Contact: Nicole Longhi
NLonghi@SpringfieldJCC.org
413-739-4715

 

Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 11, 2022
End Date: September 4, 2022
Location: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm (Mon 10am-5pm, Jun 27 - Aug 22)
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/washi-transformed

This must-see exhibit demonstrates the transformation of a traditional medium into breath-taking and visionary contemporary art. Washi Transformed presents more than thirty highly textured two-dimensional works, expressive sculptures, and dramatic installations that explore the astonishing potential of this traditional medium.

Contact: info@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

Fantastic Ruins

Artist: Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Start Date: April 16, 2022
End Date: July 17, 2022
Location: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/fantastic-ruins-etchings-giovanni-battista-piranesi

Artist, designer, architect and theorist Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) was fascinated by the ancient architecture of Rome. Sometimes called "Rembrandt of the ruins," Piranesi created etchings that employed dramatic angles and bold lighting effects to imbue crumbling structures with vitality and romance. Drawn from the museum's permanent collection, the Piranesi prints in this exhibition still offer an exciting encounter with the colossal archways and elegant columns of antiquity.

Contact: info@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Everything Can Be Fixed

Artist: Susan Blauner
Start Date: June 1, 2022
End Date: August 15, 2022
Location: The Rendezvous
Hours: Sun-Thur 11:30am-12am, Fri-Sat 11:30am-1am
Address: 78 3rd Street
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: thevoo.net

A vibrant and eclectic multidisciplinary showcase of large and small abstract expressionist paintings, found object sculpture, quilted wall hangings, watercolors, and colored pencil compositions. "Everything Can Be Fixed" refers to the power of unseen potential, ever present and waiting for expression. Blauner explores line quality, composition, viscosity, color, texture, weight, and juxtaposition, often using wind, water, and gravity to guide the creative process. 25% of proceeds benefit Ukraine relief.

Contact: Susan Blauner
sue.blauner@gmail.com

 

Pollinators and Predators of Massachusetts and Costa Rica

Artist: Bart Bouricius
Start Date: June 8, 2022
End Date: July 5, 2022
Location: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: Wed-Sun 10am-6pm (open July 4)
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

Come see photographer Bart Bouricius' pollinators and predators, an exhibit featuring insects and arachnids. Enjoy the beauty and fascinating entangled lives of some of the small beings that help maintain our world. Slideshow and reception Saturday, June 25th 1-3pm.

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

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Muralist Call for Fresh Paint Springfield 2022 and 2023

Sponsoring Group Name: Common Wealth Murals
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: forms.gle/XKCb7QiJuRR3qtESA

Seeking muralists with more than 5 years experience doing large scale work. Fresh Paint Springfield is an annual mural festival in September in Springfield. During each festival, Fresh Paint Springfield hosts 10 experienced muralists who create murals that reflect and respond to the community surrounding the mural site. Selected muralists will be provided food, lodging, travel, lift, paint and all supplies, and an honorarium. Full details on website.

Contact: info@commonwealthmurals.org

 

The Montague Reporter Wrapping Paper Edition

Sponsoring Group Name: The Montague Reporter
Deadline: September 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Montague

The Montague Reporter invites local artists to submit designs for a wrapping paper edition to be published in November. Each artist will be given a double page measuring 20 by 22 inches. The design may use full color. Selected artists receive a $200 stipend plus copies of the edition. Send your contact information and a proposal along with up to three samples of finished work that represents your style (.jpegs please), to features@montaguereporter.org with "Wrap" in the subject line.

Contact: Nina Rossi
features@montaguereporter.org
413-834-8800

 

Working Capital Grants for Artists

Sponsoring Group Name: ValleyCreates and Assets for Artists
Deadline: July 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: communityfoundation.org/nonprofits/valleycreates

The Working Capital Grant Program is a fast-tracked financial wellness and sustainability initiative for artists who currently live or have studio space in Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties. In this round, this program pairs a $1,500 artist mini-grant with one-on-one coaching and online financial and business resiliency webinars focusing on navigating a post-COVID cultural sector. Full details on website.

 

Three Calls at Small Works Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: Small Works Gallery at Gateway City Arts
Deadline: September 5 / October 10 / November 21
Submission Fees: $10 per show
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: gatewaycityarts.com/small-works-gallery/about-the-small-works-gallery

Gateway City Arts is now accepting submissions for its final three shows of 2022 in the Small Works Gallery: HERBARIUM (Fantasy Flowers) on view September 14 - October 15; TANDEM (poetry and art) on view October 19 - November 26; and the 5TH ANNUAL SMALL WORKS HOLIDAY SHOW on view November 30 - December 31.

Contact: smallworksgallery@gatewaycityarts.com

 

Thornes Marketplace Mural

Sponsoring Group Name: Arts and Culture Department of Northampton
Deadline: July 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: northamptonartscouncil.org/2022/06/request-for-qualifications-thornes.html

The Arts and Culture Department of Northampton is assembling a pool of artists interested in creating a large-scale, painted decorative mural important to the growth and culture of Northampton. The mural is anticipated to be executed in October 2022. For the mural, three artists from the pool will be selected by the mural's community stakeholder group to create design proposals; one of the proposals will be commissioned. Full details on website.

 

10th Annual Tell it Slant Poetry Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: Emily Dickinson Museum
Deadline: July 17
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: emilydickinsonmuseum.org/2022-tell-it-slant-poetry-festival-call-for-proposals

The 2022 Tell it Slant Poetry Festival will be on-site & virtual, September 19-25! We are now accepting proposals for performances, workshops, readings, exhibits & other programs. The Festival is committed to featuring & serving established & emerging poets who represent the diversity of the contemporary American poetry scene, & to fostering community by placing poetry in the public sphere. Honoraria provided. Proposals due: Sunday, July 17, 12pm. Submission guidelines on website.

Contact: Anna Plummer
edmprograms@emilydickinsonmuseum.org

 

Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition

Sponsoring Group Name: Workshop13
Deadline: August 2
Submission Fees: $27 for one entry, $37 for two entries, $47 for three entries
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

We welcome artwork in Traditional Realism in the following 7 categories: Oil Painting, Watercolor, Sculpture, Drawing/ Graphics, Acrylic (includes casein & egg tempera, Pastel, and Mixed Media.

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

 

Hosmer Gallery 2023

Sponsoring Group Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Deadline: July 16
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery/info-for-artists

Planning exhibits for December 2022 through December 2023. The Hosmer Art Gallery is designed to provide opportunities for local artists to show their work to the public. Exhibits include a wide range of media and content reflecting the diversity of the greater Northampton community. The gallery has versatile display panels, cases and pedestals to accommodate a variety of two- and three-dimensional art formats. Details and application on website.

 

7th Annual Juried Show at Gallery A3

Sponsoring Group Name: Gallery A3
Deadline: July 1
Submission Fees: $35 for 3 entries / $10 each additional entry
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Gallery A3 is excited to announce a CALL for ARTISTS for its 7th Annual Juried Show, to be held August 5-27, 2022. Opening reception August 4, 5-8pm, an Art Forum scheduled for August 18, 7:30pm. The juror is Daniel Kojo Schrade, professor of art at Hampshire College. Celebrating its 20th year as a cooperative fine art gallery, A3 is pleased to resume its tradition of presenting an annual juried show for area artists.

 

Re-Arrangements

Sponsoring Group Name: Tilton Library
Deadline: June 30
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: tiltonlibrary.org/call-for-art-re-arrangements

LET'S FILL TILTON LIBRARY WITH FLOWERS! This will be a group exhibit of creative flower arrangements and unusual containers, placed all throughout the library. MEDIA/MATERIALS: Your artful arrangement must contain one or more of the following: 1. Unusual flowers & plant material (real or fake - artists including fresh cut flowers may need to replace them throughout the exhibit). 2. Unique arrangements. 3. Non-traditional, Handmade / repurposed vase or container.

Contact: Candace Bradbury-Carlin
tiltonlibrary@cwmars.org
413-665-4683

 

Black & White

Sponsoring Group Name: Workshop13 & ArtWorks Gallery
Deadline: July 20
Submission Fees: $27 for one entry, $37 for two entries, $47 for three entries
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

Any work that fits this theme - It's Black and White! (or is it!?) Open to all 2-D and 3-D mediums.

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

 

Call for Zines

Sponsoring Group Name: Forbes Library
Deadline: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Forbes Library invites you to contribute your work to our upcoming zine library! Our zine library will be housed in the Young Adult Room located in the Children's Department. It will be a space to make and share zines, booklets and other book arts related projects with our community. We can't wait to see your zines!

Contact: Pamela Acosta
pacosta@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1010

 

Agawam Community Artists and Artisans 3rd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: Agawam Community Artists and Artisans
Deadline: July 15
Submission Fees: no fee to apply
City/Town: Feeding Hills
Website: agawamarts.com/sign-up-for-show

Now accepting applications for the 3rd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival. Festival dates: August 27 & 28. All work must be original, no kits. Handmade items only of professional quality. Categories: Acrylic Painting / Watercolor Painting / Oil Painting / Mixed Media / Drawing / Sculpture / Metal Art / Paper Art / Photography / Ceramics / Clay / Pottery /Fiber Art / Clothing & Accessories / Jewelry / Furniture / Woodworking / Wood / Glass. See website for details and registration form.

Contact: Ceil Rossi
artistsofagawam@gmail.com

 

The Elusie Gallery 2022 & 2023

Sponsoring Group Name: The Elusie Gallery at Big Red Frame
Deadline: rolling
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: bigredframe.com/news

The Elusie Gallery is seeking applications to fill the rest of the 2022 calendar as well as 2023. Anybody can apply. Priority will be given to: 1) artists whose exhibits have been cancelled because of Covid-19, 2) emerging artists, 3) group exhibits with social or environmental themes. Exhibits open on the first Friday of the month with Artwalk Easthampton and run until a week before the next Artwalk. Full details on website.

Contact: elusie@bigredframe.com

 

Easthampton Farmers' Market

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts
Deadline: reviewed on a rolling basis
Submission Fees: free to apply, $35 per market if selected
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: artlink.click/90f93c

An exciting new partnership between Easthampton City Arts & the Easthampton Farmers' Market! We're sharing out an open call to any local visual artists working in any media who is interested in exhibiting + selling your work at the outdoor market during the 2022 season. It's free to apply and $35 per market to participate, if selected. Tent, table, and chairs provided. Saturdays May through October. Application on website.

 

Artist in Residence at the Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Sponsoring Group Name: Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, UMass Amherst
Deadline: July 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/renaissance/artist-residence

The Center invites artists to submit proposals for a new Artists in Residence program. Residencies range in length from one week to several months. The artistic project will act as a catalyst for interdisciplinary programming at the Center including masterclasses, performances, and exhibits. Projects should creatively open onto the ways in which today's most urgent topics ranging from global capitalism to environmental and social justice traffic in ideas that extend into the Renaissance.

Contact: Liz Fox
efox@umass.edu

 

2nd Annual LAVA Film Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: The LAVA Center
Deadline: July 14
Submission Fees: $5 by June 16, $10 after. (free for under-18s)
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: filmfreeway.com/LAVAFilmFestival

A showcase of Massachusetts filmmaking talent, from students to professionals and everyone in between. Open to all Massachusetts filmmakers. Two categories: Youth filmmakers (under 18 years old), and College student & adult filmmakers.

 

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit

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

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

 

Saturday Salon at The LAVA Center

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

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

Contact: vanessa@localaccess.org

 

Classes & Workshops

Summer Stained Glass Suncatchers

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 13, 6:30pm; OR Sunday, July 24, 3pm
Fee: $40
Location: Make-It Springfield
Address: 168 Worthington Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: makeitspringfield.org/events

Join us for an introduction to the copper-foil stained glass construction process and build a small suncatcher panel for your window. Select one of 8 summer patterns and then practice glass cutting, grinding, foiling and soldering. A suction-cup hanger for your window is included. Participants receive a $10 discount to BEGINNING STAINED GLASS class with Glass Visions, Springfield. Make-It is committed to making our workshops financially accessible - if needed, text 413-455-0663 for a free code.

Contact: Marla Shelasky
marla@makeitspringfield.org
413-626-2891

 

Collage Workshop with Donald Clark

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 4-6pm, July 27 & August 24
Fee: free
Location: Make-It Springfield
Address: 168 Worthington Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: makeitspringfield.org/events

Working with collage artist, Donald Clark, you'll use various papers, cloth, and paste to create your image. Lots of materials will be provided, however if you have something you'd like to use bring it along with your imagination. No experience necessary. This workshop will make participants of any age unleash their creativity. Fun for parents/grandparents and their kids! Between sessions, stop by during Make-It's open hours to practice and explore with our in-house materials at no cost.

Contact: Marla Shelasky
marla@makeitspringfield.org
413-626-2891

 

On & Off the Wheel for Kids with Mary Remington

Date & Time: Tuesdays & Fridays, 10am-1pm, July 19-29
Fee: $125
Location: ClayWorks
Address: 71 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

Come get muddy with us this summer at ClayWorks. You'll work both on and off the potter's wheel to make sculptural or functional pieces of pottery. Work will be glazed and fired and ready to be picked up approx 4 weeks after the class ends. Bring a snack and water bottle and dress for mess! Ages 10+

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

 

Sewing Night Fridays at Looky Here

Date & Time: Fridays, 6-8pm, until August 19
Fee: $5-20
Location: Looky Here
Address: 28 Chapman Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: lookyheregreenfield.com

Bring your projects or start some here! We're breaking out the machines and are here for all things sewing!

Contact: Hannah Brookman
lookyheregreenfield@gmail.com
720-253-6750

 

Learn & Practice Gel Plate Printing with Mari Chavez

Date & Time: Saturdays, 11-1pm, July 9, July 23, Aug 27
Fee: $5
Location: Make-It Springfield
Address: 168 Worthington Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: makeitspringfield.org/events

Springfield artist Mari Chavez returns to guide you in learning the techniques and tricks of gel plate printing! Experiment and create your own set of beautiful papers to take home for collage work or for framing. All tools and supplies are available at Make-It for you to use. Return during open hours to practice at no cost! View Mari's whimsical artwork at madeofseaandstars.com. We are committed to making workshops available to all - if needed, text 413-455-0663 to request a free code.

Contact: Marla Shelasky
marla@makeitspringfield.org
413-626-2891

 

Open Plein Air & Figure Drawing in Holyoke

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8pm, June 30
Fee: $20
Organization: GoFigure Drawing Studio & Holyoke Arts League
Location: The Guilded Brick
Address: 380 Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: meetup.com/gofigure-holyoke/events

Come enjoy social figure drawing evenings with fresh air, music, and a 90-minute pose. Artists of all levels & backgrounds are welcome. Relax, chat, and make a finished, rendered piece! Bring your paper and supplies; we provide the rest. Teacher available to offer tips and guidance on making a complete drawing. Email us now to reserve a spot for you and a friend! Door Fee: $20 per person; cash, check and Venmo accepted.

Contact: Liz Popolo
holyokeartsleague@gmail.com

 

Painting Summer Flowers in Watercolor with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm, August 22-31
Fee: $160 plus supplies
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org

Paint some glorious summer flowers! In this 4-session class you will learn wet on wet, dry brush, and a combo of both. We will touch on color and contrast as well as composition. The images will be a variety of summer flowers, maybe sunflowers, daisies, hollyhocks, etc.

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

 

Intermediate Wheel with Tiffany Hilton

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm, July 5 - August 23
Fee: $360
Organization: Tiffany Hilton Pottery
Location: Pivot Pottery / Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, studio 334
City/Town: Florence
Website: pivotpottery.com/classes-and-workshops

Take your wheel throwing skills to the next level with more advanced demonstrations. Small class size allows for lots of individual instruction and goal setting. Learn to make sets, lidded jars, teapots, and improve handles and glazing skills. Fall Intermediate Wheel class meets Sept 6 - Oct 25.

Contact: Tiffany Hilton
high_fired@hotmail.com
413-824-6506

 

Printmaking at Red Horse Sanctuary

Date & Time: ongoing
Fee: $30 / 2-hour class
Location: Red Horse Sanctuary
City/Town: Haydenville
Website: redhorsesanctuary.com

Join us on our sunny hilltop in Haydenville for Etching, Monotype, and Block Printing classes every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Brand new, fully equipped printmaking studio, small class size. Enjoy our picturesque sanctuary and meet our friendly animal residents while learning a new printmaking technique.

Contact: Shana DeAtley
shanadeatley@icloud.com
413-221-5775

 

Figure Drawing at Looky Here

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8pm, until August 25
Fee: $15
Location: Looky Here
Address: 28 Chapman Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: lookyheregreenfield.com

Bring your own materials, easels provided!

Contact: Hannah Brookman
lookyheregreenfield@gmail.com
720-253-6750

 

Art in Nature (ages 7-10 years)

Date & Time: July 11-15, 9am-3pm (each day)
Fee: $220
Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

Art in Nature will meet every morning at Workshop13 where we will explore watercolor, felting, natural dyeing, and eco printmaking projects before heading to Grenville Park for land art, or ClayWorks pottery studio to make butterfly and bird feeders. Parents are invited to an art show at the end of the week.

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

 

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! Summer Weekly Creative Stations (ages 7-12 years)

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 10am-1pm, July 6 - August 17
Fee: $20 per person per day
Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

Climb aboard and become an innovator this summer! Use Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math concepts to make incredible works of Art! Weekly challenges and art exploration will keep kids sharp and get those creative juices flowing.

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

 

Stained Glass Sun Catcher and Spinner Workshop with Heather McLean

Date & Time: Friday, July 15, 9:30am-3pm
Fee: $125
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 032
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: dragonflystainedglassstudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher or a 3-D spinner. We will cover all the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. Perfect for students with no experience or intermediate students with some experience who want a refresher course. All levels welcome. Glass and supplies included in tuition and use of all tools. Other dates for same class: July 16, 17, 18, 29 and 30. We are also now offering studio memberships starting in July. See website for details.

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

 

Amherst Plein Air Society (APAS)

Date & Time: Tues, Thurs, Fri mornings, May-October
Fee: $40/year member dues
Location: a different location in the Valley every week
City/Town: Amherst
Website: facebook.com/Amherst-Plein-Air-Society-392391357552048

APAS artists paint en plein air together three days a week from 9am-1pm at different beautiful locations in the Valley. All media, ages, and levels of experience are welcome. We are a welcoming, supportive group where we all learn from and help each other grow in our work. Come try a paint-out to see if APAS is a good fit for you.

Contact: Susanne Personette
SusannePersonette@gmail.com

 

Summer Art Class for Kids

Date & Time: Sundays, 12-2pm, until August 28
Fee: $10-$60 per class (sliding scale)
Location: Survivor Arts Collective / Qaleidoscope
Address: 1 Cottage Street, Suite 518
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: tinyurl.com/kidsclass22

This multi-media art class will be geared towards 5-7 year olds. We will look at artist's work, get inspired, and learn foundational techniques together. The class focuses on structured lesson plans with room for student led projects and ideas. Does your kid have a favorite artist or a project they're wanting to start? Let's explore it together! Each weekly class ranges from $10-$60 with some flexibility. For more info about pricing and payment, please see website. Please email Cleo with any questions.

Contact: Cleo Vesy
cleo.vesy7@gmail.com
301-300-0420

 

Drawing in the landscape with Lorna Ritz

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

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

Contact: lenajenny3@yahoo.com

 

Art Crowdfunding / Fundraising / Crowdsourcing

Art for the Soul Gallery Virtual Silent Auction

End Date: June 30
City/Town: Springfield
Website: accelevents.com/e/afsauction#auction

Art for the Soul Gallery strives to promote understanding and inspire appreciation of the achievements, contributions, and experiences of diverse artists as they exist throughout the world; through exhibits, programs and activities that illustrate historical, political and social passage through present day. Help support the Gallery by participating in our virtual silent auction. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the operational funds of the Gallery.

 

El Corazón / The Heart of Holyoke Murals

Goal: $50,000
End Date: July 2
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: patronicity.com/project/el_corazn__the_heart_of_holyoke_murals

To honor the upcoming state designation of Holyoke's Puerto Rican Cultural District -- the second in the country! -- Nueva Esperanza Inc. is building a local coalition to produce a series of epic murals produced by Beyond Walls that feature the Caribbean's most celebrated muralists alongside Holyoke-based street artists. The festivities will culminate during Nueva Esperanza, Inc's, much-anticipated Noche de San Juan Festival on June 25th.

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