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This Week's Newsletter: July 27, 2021

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
July 27, 2021
Issue #674

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Featured Listings:

"Leaves"

Artist: Joan Dix Blair
Start Date: July 1, 2021
End Date: August 1, 2021
Location: The Oxbow Gallery
Address: 271 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

The title of the solo show is "Leaves" -- and the artist's tree-inspired images become for her truly what she "leaves" behind -- scraps of paper that make reference to events in her life. Etchings and monoprints. joandixblair.com

 

Call to Artists: 3rd Annual Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition & Competition

Sponsoring Group Name: Workshop13 & ArtWorks Gallery
Deadline: August 28
Submission Fees: $25 one piece, $35 two pieces, $45 three pieces
City/Town: Ware
Website: artlink.click/ilo

We are thrilled to announce the 3rd Annual Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition in Traditional Realism. We are now accepting entries in oils, watercolor, sculpture, drawing, acrylic, pastel and mixed media. Awards in all 7 categories, over $5000 in prizes, including a $1000 Best in Show award! Online and hand delivered entries are due by August 28th. For more information and to enter, visit website.

Contact: Marie Lauderdale
marie@workshop13.org

 

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Online Exhibits/Events

UP CLOSE: Kevin Pomerleau

Location: Online via The ArtSalon
Website: theartsalon.com

UP CLOSE is a series of five short videos that provide a window into the art practices of Valley area artists. Through studio tours and curatorial driven interviews, these films enable The ArtSalon to expand its mission to a virtual platform. Volume 5 features Kevin Pomerleau, an artist/printmaker. The subject matter of his work ranges from everyday moments of monotony, intensity, happiness, and anger. Each piece documents these moments and acts as a form of catharsis and self-exploration.

Contact: valleyartsalon@gmail.com

 

Wear Orange: an Art Exhibit (the movie online)

Location: Online via Wear Orange Summer Jam
Website: wearorangesummerjam.com/easthampton-gallery

Watch the 25-minute movie online. Over fifty artists from New England and beyond, including 17 survivors of gun violence are featured. The works present reflections on historic and current gun violence, particular incidents of homicides, mass shootings and personal experience. Doris Madsen of Easthampton is the creator of the movie and primary organizer of the art show.

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

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

The Mill District Farmers & Artisans Market

Date: Thursday, July 29, 12-6pm
Location: The Mill District
Address: 134 Montague Road
City/Town: Amherst
Website: facebook.com/events/509080400314708

A growing selection of farm & artisan vendors, anchored by Quabbin Hill Farms! Join us every Thursday, 12-6pm. Interested in vending art goods? Send an email of interest to milldistrictfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Contact: milldistrictfarmersmarket@gmail.com

 

Assemblage / Cracks in the Wall

Artists: GK Khalsa, Tom Morton
Start Date: August 5, 2021
End Date: August 28, 2021
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 3-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street, 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

In Assemblage (Within a Box or Frame), GK Khalsa displays sculpture within a box or frame, composed of painted wooden reliefs, wood-turned pieces, and found objects. Tom Morton is showing a group of new, mostly abstract paintings and oil pastel drawings called Cracks in the Wall, along with earlier works. Images: Left: Cracks in the Wall, oil paint on acrylic paint, Tom Morton; Right: Untitled, detail, wood assemblage, GK Khalsa.

Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com

 

Amherst Regional High School Student Artwork

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 1, 2021
End Date: July 31, 2021
Location: Online via Bunett Gallery at Jones Library
City/Town: Amherst
Website: joneslibrary.org/919/Current-Virtual-Exhibit

Many Amherst High School students, experiencing isolation during the pandemic, found joy exploring their creative selves. The quality of the work seen here is a testament to their resilience and resourcefulness. Many art classes asked students to engage with the world and their place in it; including confronting racial injustice, dealing with the pandemic, and enduring a chaotic election. Enjoy this snapshot of a crazy year and appreciate all the love, labor, and creativity that went into these works.

Contact: Adele Gladstone-Gilbert
adeleggil@gmail.com
413 253-2786

 

All This and More

Artist: Isabel Margolin
Start Date: July 6, 2021
End Date: August 27, 2021
Location: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hopeandfeathersframing.com

Abstract Mosaics with intricate, hand-cut glass pieces that will amaze you. Meet the Artist & Mosaic Demo: Saturday, July 24th, 1:30-3pm - Isabel will discuss and demonstrate her mosaic process and create a piece that everyone can contribute to.

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

 

Windows into Art

Start Date: June 1, 2021
End Date: August 30, 2021
Location: various downtown locations
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherstcenterculturaldistrict.org/windows-into-art

The work of local artists is displayed in business windows throughout town.

 

Inward & Outward

Artists: Laura Holland, Janet W. Winston
Start Date: July 1, 2021
End Date: July 31, 2021
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 3-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street, 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

In Inward & Outward, Laura Holland turns inward, to discover still lives in domestic clutter in a series of hand-made accordion books, while Janet W. Winston looks outward--up and down and across the horizon--to interpret beauty in the land and in constantly changing colors, weather, and movement in oil paintings and monotype prints. Images: Left: Janet W. Winston, Cenote 2, oil painting, Right: Laura Holland, Stringed Instrument, accordion book.

Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com

 

Covid 19: The Artist Contest

Location: Online via Amherst Cultural District
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherstcenterculturaldistrict.org/virtualexhibit

The impact of COVID-19 continues to broadly affect every aspect of life around the world. Artists can best communicate, express and decipher complicated and challenging times. Where and how we live, eat, work, communicate, reflect, stay informed, vote, stay healthy, provide for ourselves and our family, stay sane and balanced and resilient are daily, even hourly concerns. We are experiencing this together, but every experience is not the same.

 

Deerfield Exhibits/Events

A Tale of Two Fiddles: Perception vs. Reality

Start Date: July 22, 2021
End Date: October 31, 2021
Location: Memorial Hall Museum
Hours: Tue-Sun 11am-4:30pm
Address: 8 Memorial Street
City/Town: Deerfield
Website: deerfield-ma.org

This FREE, small (but important) display in an existing exhibit at Memorial Hall Museum compares historical perceptions of African American musicians to their documented experiences. The stories highlighted help us understand racial attitudes of the time and their lasting impacts today.

Contact: Ellen White
pvmaoffice@deerfieldmuseum.org
413-774-7476

 

Fabric of Time: New England History Told Through Domestic Art

Start Date: July 22, 2021
End Date: October 31, 2021
Location: Memorial Hall Museum
Hours: Tue-Sun 11am-4:30pm
Address: 8 Memorial Street
City/Town: Deerfield
Website: deerfield-ma.org

This FREE exhibit at Memorial Hall Museum looks at the history of quilting in New England and explores how quilters expressed their aspirations and observations through their art. With 20 quilts and related objects spanning more than two and a half centuries, visitors can see the enduring traditions and technological advancements and learn how they impacted the creative forces behind some of New England's domestic art.

Contact: Ellen White
pvmaoffice@deerfieldmuseum.org
413-774-7476

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Wear Orange: an Art Exhibit

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 1, 2021
End Date: September 30, 2021
Location: Online via Easthampton City Arts
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptoncityarts.com/wearorange

Moms Demand Action is presenting Wear Orange: an Art Exhibit. Over fifty artists from New England and beyond, including 17 survivors of gun violence, will be exhibiting works in all medium. The works present reflections on historic and current gun violence, particular incidents of homicides, mass shootings and personal experience. Doris Madsen of Easthampton was the principal organizer with assistance from other Moms Demand Action volunteers. Read the history of Wear Orange at wearorange.org

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

 

Urban Scenes

Artist: Richard Bulda
Start Date: July 8, 2020
End Date: TBD
Location: Mill 180 Park
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-6pm
Address: 180 Pleasant Street, Suite 217
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.richardwbulda.com

Urban Scenes taken over the past few months by Richard Bulda. Many of these cityscapes are quasi-dystopian in their emptiness. Places like New York City's Time Square and Hudson Yards, which were crowded and vibrant earlier this year, are now desolate. The risk is that scenes that should seem bizarre may begin to seem normal. Venice Beach and Las Vegas Art District: photos taken the last weeks of January, 2020 before everything shut down.

Contact: Richard@arturbanstudio.com
413-527-2698

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Sideways Door Artist Fair

Date: Sunday, August 1, 3-7pm
Location: Mesa Beach
Address: 10 Fiske Avenue
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: loculuscollective.com/loculus-summer-festival

Artists: INTERBEING, Esther White, Blue Angel Flame Co., Esther Clark Ceramics, Sara Smith, Isa Reisner, Threshold Academy, Psyched on High, Tekhne Press, Liam Halvorsen, and more. Live DJs: th1rdm1nd, Matt Krefting, HEARTBALLOON, zaza runtz. Community Generated Zine at Looky Here. Experimental solo sets at John Doe Jr. Records. Presented by 10 Forward & Loculus Collective.

 

Carolyn Todd

Artist: Carolyn Todd
Start Date: July 2, 2021
End Date: August 31, 2021
Location: The Greenfield Gallery
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: artlink.click/6e7

A curated show by Gallery Sitka featuring Carolyn Todd. Come see the work on display and meet the artist! Also on display are works by Beth Barry, Barbara Groh, and Shira Toren. We recommend masks, but they are not required.

Contact: Tamar Russell Brown
978-425-6290

 

Cathe Janke

Artist: Cathe Janke
Start Date: July 3, 2021
End Date: August 31, 2021
Location: The LAVA Center
Hours: Sat 11am-2pm, Wed 5-9pm
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org

Cathe Janke graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art with an MFA in 2004 and has taught at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and at Chester College. She traveled extensively in India and Burma participating in an art residency and studying the local art and culture. Deeply inspired by her travels, Cathe has been working with painting, printmaking, drawing, everyday materials, found objects, local/seasonal plants, salt, and food coloring.

Contact: info@localaccess.org
413-512-3063

 

GCC Annual Art Student Exhibit

Location: Online via Greenfield Community College
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: gcc.mass.edu/annual-art-student-exhibit

Features student work from the Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 academic year art courses that were held online due to COVID restrictions. This mode of learning is often challenging for art students and faculty alike and yet the work featured here demonstrates a willingness to try, an ability to succeed and, in some cases, to surpass. They have risen to the challenge, struggled along the way, failed and picked themselves up again, and these are the fruits of their labors.

 

Saturday Salons at The LAVA Center

Date: Saturdays, 11am-2pm
Location: The LAVA Center
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org

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 that will feature our regular gallery display, art and video installations, curated and live music, local vendors, and more.

Contact: info@localaccess.org
413-512-3063

 

Hadley Exhibits/Events

Meanders

Artist: Hayley Wood, Kimberly Wachtel
Start Date: July 1, 2021
End Date: August 31, 2021
Location: Hadley Senior Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Address: 46 Middle Street
City/Town: Hadley
Website: hayleywood.info

Kimberly Wachtel's collection of work speaks to distances on the horizon, time travel: places to go back to and places to grow towards, thresholds to cross and openings to enter through (whereearthmeetssky.com). Hayley Wood's work includes oil paintings of meadow environments on board and canvas as well as monotypes on paper (hayleywood.info). In a world of uncertainty and change, visiting these places and contemplating their colors, textures, and forms provide grounding and solace.

Contact: 413-586-4023

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

STRIKE: Anna Hepler, Jeffrey Katz, Kevin Umaña

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 17, 2021
End Date: August 4, 2021
Location: PULP
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-4pm, or by appt
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

Pulp is pleased to announce a three person show, STRIKE, with work by Anna Hepler, Jeffrey Katz and Kevin Umaña. Bringing the three artists together was an intuitive process. Grounded in abstraction, each artist works across media exploring and refining ideas that ricochet back and forth between sculpture/prints, paintings/ceramics, and drawings/prints.

Contact: 413-362-6368

 

El Corazón/The Heart of Holyoke - Walking Tour

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

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

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

End-of-Summer Getting Collected

Start Date: August 6, 2021
End Date: August 28, 2021
Reception Date: Friday, August 13, 6-8pm
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery One
Hours: Wed-Fri & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Closing in on twenty five years of presenting & collecting artwork from Pioneer Valley artists and beyond, Anchor House of Artists takes an end-of-summer moment to gather & reflect on the vast leaps of expression from creatives that have shown here. The selected works for this exhibition represent a sliver thin view of the works in holding & their pairing is an experiment in conversation between objects. The galleries will be closed for vacation from August 18-26, reopening August 27.

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

 

Untied States, 1975

Artist: Michael Tillyer
Start Date: August 6, 2021
End Date: August 28, 2021
Reception Date: Friday, August 13, 6-8pm
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery Two
Hours: Wed-Fri & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

My being born American is like being made of a tin can; all one's history just kicked down the road in a cling-clang sort of "is this progress or what?" kind of rolling and tumbling, rock & roll, just glad ya' got somebody to love dream thing. I got proof, some old artworks. Pandemic clean out unearthed some 1975 circa collage work, some in pretty good shape even, like the suite called the Untied States. The galleries will be closed for vacation from August 18 to August 26, reopening August 27.

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

 

Self-Taught

Artist: Joseph McNamara
Start Date: August 6, 2021
End Date: August 28, 2021
Reception Date: Friday, August 13, 6-8pm
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery Three
Hours: Wed-Fri & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

McNamara debuts with a panoply of self-taught, healing artworks. After years struggling with mental illness, he describes that, "I achieved a B.S. in chemistry, 2 medical physics postdoctoral fellowships & a residency in oncology. Then I realized the stress of working full-time in a laboratory was not beneficial to my mental health. Art was my savior & helped me return to a stable frame of mind." The galleries will be closed for vacation August 18 to August 26, reopening August 27.

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

 

Nature Archetypal

Artist: Vincent Frano
Start Date: August 6, 2021
End Date: August 28, 2021
Reception Date: Friday, August 13, 6-8pm
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Open Creative Education Center Gallery
Hours: Wed-Fri & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Frano is a self and spirit taught, third-gender artist born between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Potomac River. His works are informed by his innate animistic worldview; exploring the intersections of spirituality, science, and domestic life. Frano's strong connections to his Mediterranean ancestry and the natural world heavily influence his creative expressions. The galleries will be closed for vacation from August 18 to August 26, reopening August 27.

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

 

Marilyn Allen

Artist: Marilyn Allen
Start Date: August 5, 2021
End Date: August 29, 2021
Reception Date: August 13, 5-7pm
Location: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

Through painting and drawing, the artist explores particular trees in her life from childhood to the present that highlight a search for home. Artist talk in the gallery: Sunday, August 15, 2pm.

Contact: jollyhillma@gmail.com

 

Homecoming: 2021 NHS Honors Art Alumni Exhibition

Start Date: July 21, 2021
End Date: August 28, 2021
Reception Date: August 13
Location: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 2-5pm, Friday 2-8pm, or by appt
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

The 4th iteration of the NHS Honors Art Alumni Exhibition, honoring NHS Honors Art teacher, curated by '07 alumna, Zoe Sasson. There will be a reception (and retirement party for Lisa Leary!) on August 13th. This is a particularly exciting exhibition, as it will celebrate 25 Northampton High School alumni from over 10 different generations of art students.

Contact: Lisa Thompson
lisathompson@apearts.org

 

In This Together: A Virtual Exhibit on Planetary and Human Health

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 5, 2021
End Date: September 5, 2021
Location: Online via Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/exhibit2021

41 Western MA artists and writers present visual art, poetry, prose, and video exploring the interconnectedness of climate change, the pandemic, and social justice, human life and sustainability of the biosphere.

Contact: Faith Kaufmann
fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org

 

Summer 2021 Group Exhibition

Artists: group show
Start Date: June 15, 2021
End Date: TBA
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 presents our summer exhibition of paintings, photographs, prints, and sculpture by twenty-three artists. The gallery is also excited to welcome to the gallery artists Laura Gurton and Andrae Green.

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

 

Broken Promises

Artist: Diane Travis
Start Date: July 1, 2021
End Date: August 1, 2021
Location: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room Gallery
Hours: Fri-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

An art installation of found and embellished American flags that asks the question "What and who does the American flag represent?" Sculptor Diane Travis (MFA) has created an immersive environment to enter and contemplate our flag and history.

Contact: theoxbowgallery@gmail.com
413-586-6300

 

Called to Elegy

Artist: Anna Bayles Arthur
Start Date: July 3, 2021
End Date: July 31, 2021
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery One
Hours: Wed, Thur & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Bayles Arthur brings a new body of work employing symbols derived directly from dream images, as well as an intuitive tapping of an ancient body language of forms. In the tradition of cave painting, this process of image-making seeks to translate the universal human experience of grief, longing, mortality, and deep connections to the natural world. She brings empathy into the two-dimensional vocabulary of light, color, texture, and form. Image: Detail of triptych panel I.

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

 

Helioscores: New Prints, Sound and Video

Artist: Jake Meginsky
Start Date: July 3, 2021
End Date: July 31, 2021
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery Two and Gallery Three
Hours: Wed, Thur & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Meginsky employs a totally immersive sensory experience. Integrating a set of meditative riso prints, looping video, and sound installations in a performance at the reception with voice artist Liz Tonne and Jake Meginsky's solo electronics. Composer/filmmaker Jake Meginsky, a New Music USA award winner and Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow in both music and film, has collaborated and performed with an extraordinary range of top-notch musicians.

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

 

Timekeeper Images

Artist: Hannah Brookman
Start Date: July 3, 2021
End Date: July 31, 2021
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Open Creative Education Center
Hours: Wed, Thur & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Brookman is an artist and filmmaker, is an editor at the Montague Community Television station, & is the president of Looky Here, an all-ages community arts space in Greenfield, MA. During the pandemic, Hannah offered a "Plein Air Painting" workshop through Looky Here. This series of acrylic paintings & oil pastel drawings on display were done either in this group setting, at home, or on a walk during the long days of isolation, timekeepers of those moments of peaceful concentration.

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

 

That Narrow Path: Retrospective of Kevin Bouricius (1951-2019)

Artist: Kevin Bouricius
Start Date: July 3, 2021
End Date: July 31, 2021
Location: The New England Visionary Artists Museum
Hours: Wed, Thur & Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Self-taught Bouricius produced quality expressionist paintings steadily from age 20 to his death in 2019. Much of his work was dispersed among unhoused who crashed at his place, a slew of mental health workers that passed through his life, or incidental public who brushed his path in some significant way. He was sure of his paintings' worth but less able to use the establishment to represent his achievement until he encountered the Anchor House of Artists. Over 400 paintings are conserved there.

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

 

MAY DAY: An International Labor Poster Exhibit from the collection of Stephen Lewis

Start Date: July 7, 2021
End Date: August 26, 2021
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Hours: Mon 2:30-5:30pm, Tue-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Address: 120 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

The exhibit is part graphic art, part history, part culture, and part political message. Artists may appreciate the various ways a theme is depicted by many different artists, hailing from different countries and cultures. Historians can see what social and political changes were being advocated for in different countries at different times. Activists can see some of their favorite causes, including the celebration of May Day itself, agitated for in these posters.

Contact: 413-587-1011

 

"Leaves"

Artist: Joan Dix Blair
Start Date: July 1, 2021
End Date: August 1, 2021
Location: The Oxbow Gallery
Address: 271 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

The title of the solo show is "Leaves" -- and the artist's tree-inspired images become for her truly what she "leaves" behind -- scraps of paper that make reference to events in her life. Etchings and monoprints. joandixblair.com

 

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit

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

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

Contact: hosmergallery@forbeslibrary.org

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Bedazzled

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 22, 2021
End Date: August 23, 2021
Location: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Thur-Mon 11am-4pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: shelburneartscoop.com

This exhibit showcases the range of styles, materials, and inspirations in the work of the Co-op's several jewelers. Artists include Jim and Andrea Lorette, Andrew Serra, Betty Barrett, Sally Chaffee, Nina Rossi, Flo Rosenstock, Bonnie O'Brien, Marian Ives, Ina Peebles, Karen Green, Liz Smith, Laurie Wheeler.

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

 

Divergence: Shaping the Land

Artist: Rhea Banker
Start Date: July 2, 2021
End Date: August 29, 2021
Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Thur-Mon 11am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com/2021-rhea-banker.html

Shelburne Falls photographer Rhea Banker has found inspiration in the geology of far-flung regions of the earth. Her interests have taken Banker to the Svalbard Archipelago near the Arctic Circle, along the west coast of Greenland, Scotland, Copenhagen and moving south, to Buenos Aires. This exhibit grounds Banker in the place she now calls home, New England. These photographs represent her immersion in the land right here.

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

 

Painting with De-Light

Artist: Jim Gambaro
Start Date: July 2, 2021
End Date: August 29, 2021
Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Thur-Mon 11am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com/2021-jim-gambaro.html

Jim Gambaro hails from Belchertown. Upon retirement Jim found the skills he knew from his photojournalist days could be a vehicle to bring himself delight. What joy! Jim describes the title of his exhibit, Painting with De-Light this way: "The title is a knock-off, clearly, of the derivation of the word itself, as in 'writing with light.' But, as I have no shame in my labeling - as well as the work itself - I am happy to abuse the term for my own amusement."

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

 

South Hadley Exhibits/Events

Long Distance Relationship

Start Date: May 4, 2021
Location: Online via Mount Holyoke Art Museum
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: artmuseum.mtholyoke.edu/virtual-engagement/long-distance-relationship

Virtual exhibition created by Class of 2020 and 2021 students in "Senior Studio" capstone course. 15 artists navigate new territories sprung from the global pandemic and associated landscapes of stress, disconnection, and trauma. Throughout the projects presented in Long Distance Relationship, ranging from textile creations and paintings on paper, to video, performance and site specific sculpture, the artists contend with our reality of social distancing and shifts in time zones.

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Artists of Springfield MA

Artists: Marie Chivers, Marla Shelasky
Start Date: July 1, 2021
End Date: September 30, 2021
Location: 1550 Main Street
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 8am-1pm
City/Town: Springfield
Website: marlashelasky.com

Marie Chivers is a self-taught artist who paints nature and animals in her studio in the Indian Orchard Mills, Springfield. Marla Shelasky creates woven paintings and presents workshops on the technique. This is the 7th exhibit of artists coordinated through Artists of Springfield MA--an effort to raise the visibility of Springfield artists to the rest of the region. AOSM is supported by grants from the Springfield Cultural Council, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Contact: Marla Shelasky
mjshelasky@gmail.com

 

Tradition and Dissent

Artist: Ai Weiwei
Start Date: July 17, 2021
End Date: January 2, 2022
Location: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Wheeler and Barn Galleries
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/ai-weiwei

Internationally renowned artist and social activist Ai Weiwei, is an art innovator, provocateur, and political dissident who explores tradition in non-traditional, even radical ways. This special exhibition curated exclusively for the Springfield Museums features rare works from three decades of the artist's career.

Contact: info@springfieldmuseums.org

 

Trust Transfer Project

Start Date: June 1, 2021
End Date: July 31, 2021
Location: Online via Springfield Cultural Partnership
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldculture.org/trusttransferproject

Visual art, poetry, and music created by Trust Transfer artists will be displayed throughout the city to inspire and encourage community members to seek information, to engage in conversations about their health and stopping the spread of Covid-19. This new initiative allows our local artists to lead in health messaging that will directly impact the lives of their family, neighbors, and friends. A partnership between Community Music School of Springfield and Springfield Cultural Partnership.

Contact: Vanessa Ford
vford@communitymusicschool.com

 

Stronger Together

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 2, 2021
End Date: July 31, 2021
Location: Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Hours: Wed-Sun 9:30am-4pm
Address: One Armory Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: nps.gov/spar

Features the artwork of local students from the East Street School, Ludlow, and the William E. Norris School, Southampton. Springfield Armory National Historic Site is the location of the nation's first armory (1794-1968) and was established by George Washington.

Contact: Kelly Fellner
kelly_fellner@nps.gov
413-734-8551

 

Art in the Everyday: A Photographer's Perspective at Springfield Armory

Artists: group show
Start Date: July 2, 2021
End Date: July 31, 2021
Location: Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Hours: Wed-Sun 9:30am-4pm
Address: One Armory Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: nps.gov/spar

Showcases rarely seen images from the archives that highlights the work-a-day world of the Armory throughout the 20th century. Springfield Armory National Historic Site is the location of the nation's first armory (1794-1968) and was established by George Washington.

Contact: Kelly Fellner
kelly_fellner@nps.gov
413-734-8551

 

Sensory Friendly Saturdays at Springfield Museums

Date: Second Saturdays, 9-11am
Location: Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Springfield Science Museum
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org

Sensory Friendly Saturdays provide less noise, less bright light, and cool-down spaces for those who have sensory sensitivity. The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Springfield Science Museum will open early, with some exhibits modified to provide an opportunity for people with a range of differing abilities to experience what the museums have to offer. Trained staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer. Sensory-friendly crafts for all ages will be available in the Cat's Corner.

Contact: Karen Fisk
kfisk@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800

 

Constructing Poetry: Sculptural Work by Don Gummer

Artist: Don Gummer
Start Date: May 1, 2021
End Date: September 12, 2021
Location: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts & Quadrangle Green
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/don-gummer

An exhibit that will take place both within the galleries and outside on the Springfield Museums grounds. Large-scale, abstract, three-dimensional sculptures by the internationally renowned artist Don Gummer will join the whimsical characters in the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden on the Museums grounds. Smaller sculptures, maquettes, and a painting will grace two galleries in the D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts. Docent tours Mondays at 1pm.

Contact: info@springfieldmuseums.org

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Light, Breath, Form

Artists: Bill Copeland, Christine Copeland
Start Date: August 6, 2021
End Date: September 1, 2021
Reception Date: Sunday, August 8, 1-3pm
Location: Great Falls Discovery Center
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

This artist couple has produced a body of work reflecting their interests and background in the natural world. Drawing from this and the experience of living in a forested river valley, the exhibit features pensive and playful human and animal figures surrounded by renderings of vernal pools, waterfalls and a seasonally changing landscape. Abstract pieces and geologic tiles suggest deep time and evolutionary processes. Opening reception with light snacks and live jazz from Blue Moon Trio.

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

 

8th Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival

Date: August 7-8, 10am-5pm
Location: Unity Park
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: nolumbekaproject.org/pocumtuck-homelands-festival

A Celebration of Native American Art, Music & Cultures. Special Guests: Tom Porter, Mohawk Spiritual Leader and Annawon Weeden, actor, activist, dancer and artist with Mashpee Wampanoag, Narragansett and Pequot heritage. Live music. Native American arts and crafts vendors, Eastern Woodlands skills demonstrations, Ceremonial Stone Landscapes display, children's, social dancing, history presentations, Native American food vendors.

Contact: nolumbekaproject@gmail.com

 

Fertile Ground: Corn, Cranberries, Tobacco, and Artists

Start Date: May 19, 2021
End Date: August 1, 2021
Location: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: Tue 12-4pm, Wed-Sun 10am-6pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association's traveling exhibit explores connections between the Connecticut River Valley's agricultural landscape and generations of artists in the Fuller family of Deerfield. Enjoy imaginary art studios and reproductions of oil paintings, prints, and watercolors from Memorial Hall Museum; learn how farming influenced these artists' work; and plan your own art activities inspired by our local landscape. Most labels have English and Spanish translations. Reception includes artmaking for all ages.

Contact: Sheila Damkoehler
Sheila.Damkoehler@mass.gov
413-863-3221

 

Westhampton Exhibits/Events

Coming out of Covid

Artists: The Hilltown Plein Air Painters
Start Date: July 2, 2021
End Date: August 30, 2021
Location: Westhampton Library
Hours: Mon & Thur 2-8pm, Tue-Wed 9am-12pm & 1-5pm, Sat 10am-1pm
Address: 1 North Road
City/Town: Westhampton
Website: westhampton-ma.com/westhampton-public-library

The Hilltown Plein Air Painters will have an opening art show entitled "Coming out of Covid", including paintings done during the pandemic at conservation areas and other outdoor settings where the group was able to meet. Other works were done from photographs of past travels and personal inspirations. The exhibit represents the impact of the pandemic on the creative process which continued to nourish and strengthen the artists despite the challenges of covid.

Contact: Jackie Brodeur
willows2@comcast.net
413-527-1758

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

ArtWalk Westfield

Sponsoring Group Name: ArtWorks Westfield
Deadline: July 30
Submission Fees: $25
City/Town: Westfield
Website: facebook.com/events/344894113961268

Artwalk Westfield will take place 10am-2pm on August 7th as part of the Downtown Westfield Art & MusicFest, a day long cultural experience in the heart of the city, 10am-9pm. ArtWalk Westfield will feature the work of local and regional gallery/visual artists, and can accommodate up to 15 artists outdoors in the Gaslight District along Elm Street from School Street heading north along Elm towards Arnold Street and the Westfield G&E. See website for full details.

Contact: info@artworkswestfield.com

 

Traveling Museum: Plein Air in the Orchard

Sponsoring Group Name: New England Apple Association
Deadline: August 20
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Leominster
Website: newenglandapples.org

A daylong celebration of apples, the inaugural "traveling" event for a New England Museum of Apples and Cider on Saturday, September 4, 10am-5pm, at Sholan Farms in Leominster, birthplace of John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed). We are looking for artists to paint in the lush, peaceful orchard and be available for questions or observation. The nonprofit New England Apple Association, based in Hatfield, is organizing the event. Lunch and mileage provided. Email up to three images for consideration.

Contact: Russell Steven Powell
russellstevenpowell@gmail.com
413-247-3232

 

Florence Night Out Artisan Market

Sponsoring Group Name: Florence Night Out
Deadline: September 3
Submission Fees: $25
City/Town: Florence
Website: florencenightout.org/call-for-artist-artisan-vendors-2/

Florence Night Out (FNO) invites vendors of original artwork, up-cycled accessories, and handmade-only wares to apply to our 2021 celebration on September 25th, 4-7pm. FNO will include Mobile Art Box installations, open art studios, art openings, live music, dance performances, poetry readings, short film/video screenings, family-friendly activities, special menus from local restaurants, and more! The Artisan Market aims to showcase the work of artists and artisans from Florence and surrounding towns.

Contact: info@florencenightout.org

 

Meat for Tea: Cheek

Sponsoring Group Name: Meat for Tea: The Valley Review
Deadline: August 21
Submission Fees: $4.50
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: meatfortea.com/submit.htm

Accepting art and writing submissions for the next issue. The theme is "Cheek." Themes are never to be approached literally. See website for full details.

 

3rd Annual Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition & Competition

Sponsoring Group Name: Workshop13 & ArtWorks Gallery
Deadline: August 28
Submission Fees: $25 one piece, $35 two pieces, $45 three pieces
City/Town: Ware
Website: artlink.click/ilo

We are thrilled to announce the 3rd Annual Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition in Traditional Realism. We are now accepting entries in oils, watercolor, sculpture, drawing, acrylic, pastel and mixed media. Awards in all 7 categories, over $5000 in prizes, including a $1000 Best in Show award! Online and hand delivered entries are due by August 28th. For more information and to enter, visit website.

Contact: Marie Lauderdale
marie@workshop13.org

 

The Ferry Street Gateway to the Mills

Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts
Deadline: September 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptoncityarts.com/resources/open-call-for-public-art

ECA will create a "pocket park" at the Ferry Street entryway to Millside Park and is seeking proposals for an original, artist-designed and fabricated public sculpture. $5000 honorarium to cover costs, including design fee, materials, fabrication, transportation, and installation. Full details and guidelines on website.

Contact: Pasqualina Azzarello
pazzarello@easthamptonma.gov

 

Authors and Artists Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: NatureCulture
Deadline: December 30
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Online
Website: artlink.click/59e

The Third annual Authors and Artists Festival, to be held online February 26-27, 2022, is now accepting entries for the online art exhibit. The festival seeks artwork in any discipline that interprets how artists "write the land"; for example, artwork that tells stories of land, reveals our relationship with land (ecoliteracy), or incorporates words to connect images of land and written landscapes. Full details on website.

Contact: JuPong Lin
jupong2trees@gmail.com

 

2021 Visual Art and Poetry Biennial

Sponsoring Group Name: The Northampton Arts Council
Deadline: August 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: westmassbiennial.artcall.org

Seeking Submissions for the 2021 Visual Art and Poetry Biennial, to be held at Forbes Library's Hosmer Gallery, October 2-29. The Biennial is a juried art exhibit and poetry event open to artists and poets from Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties. Artists and writers are asked to submit their best work that was created within the timeframe of January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, and most closely represents the artist's or poet's personal artistic vision. Full details on website.

Contact: Brian Foote
bfoote@northamptonma.gov
413-587-1069

 

Hannah's Local Art Gallery

Deadline: rolling
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: North Amherst
Website: facebook.com/Hannahslocalartgallery

Hannah's Local Art Gallery is a community hub for local artists to show and sell their work, teach pop-up classes, & learn from one another. Rent space for $20/linear foot/month + a 20% commission fee on monthly sales, which is cycled into the gallery to support marketing & events. Opportunities to sell in the Mill District General Store! Painting, drawing, mixed media, fiber/leather, photography, jewelry, sculpture, metal, wood, and more! Apply for space: bit.ly/HannahsGalleryApplication

Contact: Hannah Rechtschaffen
gallery@cowls.com
413-835-1765

 

Canary in the Coal Mine Project

Sponsoring Group Name: Zea Mays Printmaking
Deadline: rolling basis up until October 1
Submission Fees: $10
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com/canary-in-the-coal-mine-project

As part of Zea Mays Printmaking's participation in Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss, we are inviting any artist interested in collaborating with us to join in the Canary in the Coal Mine Project. Let's create a visual reminder of the birds we will lose if we don't take action on the climate crisis now. Speak up with your printmaking! Your participation will help fund Zea Mays Printmaking's technical research into safer and more sustainable printmaking practices. Full details on website.

 

1st Open Juried Virtual Art Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library (FAPL)
Deadline: September 30
Submission Fees: $25 per entry
City/Town: Agawam
Website: artlink.click/bfc521

Five Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media (pencil drawing, charcoals, pen and inks, block prints, collage, encaustics, fiber art, collagraphy). Cash awards. Multiple Entries per Category are allowed. Fee applies to each entry. Original art only. Online show, will be online by November 15. Full details on website.

Contact: Bob Kadis
r.kadis@comcast.net
413-789-4814

 

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

 

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. The 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!

 

Classes & Workshops

Intro to Stained Glass

Date & Time: Saturday, July 31, 2pm
Fee: $35, partially refundable
Organization: Glass Visions Stained Glass Studio
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.glassvisions.biz

Join us for a basic introduction to copper-foil stained glass construction. We'll give a quick introduction to the stained glass art form including its history, designs, types, stained glass details, equipment and construction techniques. You'll have an opportunity to try glass cutting, foiling & soldering and see a few actual pieces in construction. This is a great class to see what stained glass is all about and/or to help you make a decision about taking our BEGINNING STAINED GLASS class.

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

 

Beginning Stained Glass

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-9pm, August 5 - September 2; OR Saturdays, 2-5pm, August 7 - September 11
Fee: $150
Organization: Glass Visions Stained Glass Studio
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.glassvisions.biz

Join us for a complete exploration of the copper-foil stained glass process. The goal for this class is to give students a complete understanding of copper-foil stained glass art and how to use all of the necessary equipment as you learn & work through the stained glass construction process to build your own small take-home panel. Please visit website for complete details. All glass & supplies are included in the cost of the class! Five 3-hr classes.

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

 

How to Unblock Creativity Workshop Series

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-8pm, August 11-25
Fee: $150
Organization: Sharona Color Art
Location: Eastworks, Studio 228
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: sharonacolor.com/shop

Are you itching to get your hands dirty and make art in community again? Then this class is for you! In this 3-part series of hands-on art making workshops we will experiment with watercolor and collage to create unique artworks. There are two sessions of this course to choose from, see website for details.

Contact: Sharon Leshner
sharonacolor@gmail.com

 

Wild Arts Cafe Mini-Camps

Date & Time: August 9-10, 9am-12pm / August 12-13, 9am-12pm
Fee: $125-$175 (sliding scale) per mini-camp, plus materials
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Sreet
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org/art-classes/category/wild-arts-cafe-mini-camps

Register for one or both! Story People, August 9-10: Make A Life-sized Story Person and Find the Poetry that Pops out of Them. A mixed-media art and creative writing experience that will result in a one-of-a-kind multi-layered large-scale art piece. Double Masking It, August 12-13: Create TWO papier mache masks with cardboard frames. We use paint, clay and found objects from your home or outside. Along the way, we will be constructing stories about the masks-- myths, plays, journeys, comics strips.

Contact: programs@nohoarts.org

 

Cyanotype Workshop with Madge Evers

Date & Time: July 31, 11am-1pm; OR August 7, 11am-1pm
Fee: $3 per workshop
Location: Make-It Springfield
Address: 168 Worthington Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: artlink.click/744

Magical and simple cyanotypes are a camera-less technique that results in graphic blue and white prints. This alternative photographic process was first used in the 1800's. You will have the opportunity to create and take home two 6x9-inch cyanotypes and one greeting card. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring objects or pressed plants with interesting silhouettes to use in your compositions. The process requires sunlight, so part of the workshop will be conducted outdoors.

Contact: Madge Evers
madge@madgeevers.com

 

Plein Aire Landscape Painting with Peter Barnett

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 9-11am, August 24 - September 28
Fee: $15 for all six sessions
Organization: Monson Arts Council
Location: House of ART
Address: 200 Main Street
City/Town: Monson
Website: monsonartscouncil.org

Peter Barnett will give this 6-week workshop in painting landscapes directly from nature. First Session: at the House of Art, Orientation and Demo. Participant choice of medium. For those working in oils or acrylics, prepared painting panels will be offered at cost, (small = $0.50, large = $1.00) up to a limit of 6 panels. Other materials will need to be provided by the participants.

Contact: Peter Barnett
Peter@monsonartscouncil.org
413-267-9764

 

Summer Art Classes for Children with Jane Morrison

Date & Time: Thursdays, 3-4pm, until July 29
Fee: $25 per class (including materials)
Organization: Open Creative Education Center
Location: Anchor House of Artists, the New England Visionary Artists Museum
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: janiem.com/home.html

Educational and fun-filled lessons designed to inspire the unique and creative gifts of each child. For children ages six to eleven, these classes offer a wide range of lively subject matter and art techniques in drawing, painting, and collage. Jane Morrison, a Northampton native, is an artist and former elementary teacher. She holds a BA in visual art from Smith College and a MA teacher's license from Westfield University. A great opportunity to have cool summer enjoyment for your child.

Contact: Jane Morrison
ms.janie@yahoo.com
413-387-8942

 

Stained Glass Workshop with Heather McLean

Date & Time: Friday, September 10, 9:30am-3pm (with a lunch break)
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, a small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. We will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. This is a perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All glass and supplies included in the tuition and the use of all tools. See website for more dates.

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

 

Creative Resilience Dialogues with Chelvanaya Gabriel

Date & Time: Sunday, August 1, 1-3pm
Fee: sliding scale $10-$40 each (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Location: Online via Northampton Center for the Arts
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org/art-classes/category/creative-resilience-dialogues-with-chelvanaya-gabriel-online

A series of workshops, community-engaged art presentations and consultation work designed with creative non-verbal expression as the entry point to community building, relational change and exploring ideas about wellness, identity, and resilience. See website for more info and upcoming dates.

 

Painting Summer Flowers in Watercolor with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: 6:30-9pm, August 16, 18, 23, 25
Fee: $160 plus materials
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org

Paint some glorious summer flowers! Focusing on color and contrast, you'll complete two paintings in the two-week session. Techniques include dry brush, wet on wet, big and flat brush. Some demos, some critiques, and a lot of fun! All levels are welcome.

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

 

FARM & ART

Date & Time: August 2-6, 9am-3pm
Fee: $100 - $350 (pay-what-you-can)
Location: Wilder Brook Farm
City/Town: East Charlemont

The Art Garden, Wilder Brook Farm, and environmental educator Robin Huntley are excited to yet again offer FARM & ART, a hands-on, nature-based summer youth program. Program facilitators, John Hoffman, Robin Huntley, Jane Beatrice Wegscheider and 4 teen mentors will guide participants (ages 7-14+) as they explore the farm's gardens, fields, woods, and stream while learning to experience the natural world as an artist, a farmer, and a naturalist. Email for more information.

Contact: Jane
csartgarden@gmail.com

 

Amherst Plein Air Society

Date & Time: 9am-1pm, Mon-Fri, April to October
Fee: $40 per year
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 every day of the week 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. During the pandemic, we've continued to paint outdoors right through winter while observing physical distancing and wearing masks. We're now looking forward to warmer weather! To come try a paint-out to see if APAS is a good fit for you.

Contact: Susanne Personette
SusannePersonette@gmail.com

 

Online Artist Workshops with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: ongoing
Location: online
Website: www.lornaritz.com

Technical & Aesthetic Instruction, Winter 2021: a critical approach to your painting and/or drawing focusing on still life. (in spring we will meet in the landscape). Lorna encourages artists to ask questions on paper or canvas with curiosity, 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: gchilenski@gmail.com

 

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