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This Week's Newsletter: February 19, 2019

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
February 19, 2019
Issue #546

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Featured Listings:

There and Back Again: Collages 1998-2019

Artist: Marianne Connolly
Start Date: February 7, 2019
End Date: March 2, 2019
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Amherst artist Marianne Connolly exhibits collage work rich in elements of narrative and storytelling, selected from the past twenty years. The Studio of Little Lu, a Reading and Conversation with the artist, will be held on February 21, at Gallery A3 at 7:30 pm, as part of Artists in Community programming.

Contact: Marianne Connolly
mtc@crocker.com
413-835-1405

 

Stained Glass Workshop / Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Sunday, March 3, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, a small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. We will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. 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 levels welcome. All supplies included as is the use of all tools. Other dates for the same class: March 24, April 14, May 5, June 2.

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

 

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Agawam Exhibits/Events

9th Open Juried Photography Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 4, 2019
End Date: March 1, 2019
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

The Upstairs Gallery and Glass Cases at the library contain 79 photos from 38 photographers that were juried into the show. There are four categories: Creative, Nature, Photojournalism, and Pictorial.

Contact: Bob Kadis
413-789-4814

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Speak To Me Of Rivers

Start Date: February 12, 2019
End Date: March 3, 2019
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: 151 Presidents Drive, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/umca

Inspired by the Langston Hughes poem, "A Negro Speaks of Rivers," this exhibition explores visual narratives of African American history and culture through the subjectivity of African-American artists. Features works from the UMCA permanent collection by LaToya Ruby Frazier, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, and Lorna Simpson, among others. Curated by Kiara Hill. In Conversation: Feb 27, 5–7pm, Fine Arts Center lobby.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Gallery A3 Mixed Media Exhibit

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 21, 2019
End Date: March 24, 2019
Location Name: Go Berry
Address: 28 Amity St #1E
City/Town: Amherst

Gallery A3 members exhibit Mixed Media and Collage work. All work is for sale. Come and have a yogurt and see the latest exciting Art work. Go Berry is in the Amherst Cinema Complex.

 

A/E: Body in Flux

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 20, 2019
End Date: March 24, 2019
Reception Date: February 20, 5-7pm
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: 125-A Herter Hall, UMass
City/Town: Amherst

Seven visual artists draw deeply from rooted personal experiences to address the complexities of the body in these states of transition, touching upon themes of disease, death, gender, identity, discrimination, inclusion, union and vulnerability. The artists are: Kate Brehm, Benjamin Heller, Kathryn Fanelli, Vick Quezada, Tony Reamer, Jessica Scott, and Chaehee Yoon.

Contact: 413-545-0976

 

Bernice Masse Rosenthal: Collage/Assemblage

Artist: Bernice Masse Rosenthal
Start Date: February 17, 2019
End Date: March 3, 2019
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Rosenthal's work, comprised primarily of wood assemblages, some painted, others natural, include both free-standing and wall sculptures. Her intent is to engage the viewer by introducing kinetic possibilities and by making two or three-part pieces that can be rearranged.

 

Malachim: Coming Out of Darkness

Artist: Tasha Robbins
Start Date: February 17, 2019
End Date: March 3, 2019
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Robbins' body of work is both an abecedarian adventure in paint and a personal meditation on the Letters of the Hebrew Alphabet depicted in, what is known as, angelic script, in an effort to keep their meaning in contemporary life. Now settled in Amherst MA, Tasha Robbins is a painter who has lived and worked in New York, Provincetown, Boston, Boulder, Santa Fe, San Francisco and New Orleans.

 

Field of Vision

Artist: Gillian Haven
Start Date: February 7, 2019
End Date: April 29, 2019
Location Name: Jewish Community Center of Amherst
Hours: Thur 10am-4pm, Fri 10am-3pm
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gillianhaven.net

Exhibition of regional landscape paintings in oil by Pelham artist Gillian Haven. These paintings pay attention to place in a shifting world and tell a story that must not be lost.

Contact: Gillian Haven
ghduda@comcast.net
413-253-7626

 

So be it. See to it.

Artist: Candace Hunter
Start Date: January 25, 2019
End Date: March 8, 2019
Location Name: Hampshire College Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am-4:30pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 893 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hampshire.edu/gallery

Inspired by the urgency of the handwritten affirmation 'So be it. See to it' in one of Octavia Butler's journals at the Huntington Library, artist Candace Hunter responds with a series of intimate collages set in dialogue with Butler's fiction. Butler's speculative fiction of the 1970s through 2000s feels eerily prescient in a contemporary moment wrought by political upheaval, resurgent racism, and the ongoing devastation of climate change. Hunter's visual storytelling likewise offers portals into other worlds, and our own.

Contact: gallery@hampshire.edu
413-559-5544

 

Facts and Fictions

Artist: Terry Winters
Start Date: January 31, 2019
End Date: April 28, 2019
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: 151 Presidents Drive, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/umca

A leading figure in the art world for four decades, Terry Winters became well-known in the 1980s for his materially-conscious drawings, prints and paintings. Mobilizing the patterns and schema that undergird physical and intellectual life, Winters has developed his own pictorial language wherein grids, networks, and knots describe complex encounters between biological drives, technological systems, and mental processes.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Counterclockwise

Artist: Xylor Jane
Start Date: January 31, 2019
End Date: April 28, 2019
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: 151 Presidents Drive, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/umca

Xylor Jane's hypnotic paintings are rooted in mathematical concepts, numerology, and love. Devotional portraits of gridded Arabic numerals hold personal significance to the artist but are intended to spark a spell-like visceral experience for the viewer. The subjects include tetradic primes, Fibonacci sequences, and Magic Squares. The colors emerge from a seven-hue system that holds space for our curiosity, despair, and aspiration.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

There and Back Again: Collages 1998-2019

Artist: Marianne Connolly
Start Date: February 7, 2019
End Date: March 2, 2019
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Amherst artist Marianne Connolly exhibits collage work rich in elements of narrative and storytelling, selected from the past twenty years. The Studio of Little Lu, a Reading and Conversation with the artist, will be held on February 21, at Gallery A3 at 7:30 pm, as part of Artists in Community programming.

Contact: Marianne Connolly
mtc@crocker.com
413-835-1405

 

Who Knew?

Artist: Robert Dow
Start Date: January 24, 2019
End Date: March 2, 2019
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hopeandfeathersframing.com/robert-dow-who-knew

Recent large-scale pastels by Amherst artist Robert Dow.

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

 

Looking East

Artist: Jay Alexander
Start Date: January 5, 2019
End Date: March 15, 2019
Location Name: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hours: Tue-Thur 9am-5:30pm, Fri 9am-5pm, second Saturdays 9-11am
Address: 845 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hitchcockcenter.org

Jay Alexander's paintings present a contemporary reinterpretation of several dominant themes in classical Chinese painting: the plum, orchid, flowering plants, birds, and landscapes. He brings his experience and technique to these ancient venerable genres, depicting the above subjects in the moods, seasons and light of his environment. These subjects are expressed through his deep attachment to the natural world filtered through a vast body of theory with metaphysical underpinnings.

Contact: Casey Beebe
casey@hitchcockcenter.org
413-256-6006

 

Deerfield Exhibits/Events

Cuba In Transition: Narrative & Perspective

Artist: Mark Guglielmo
Start Date: January 13, 2019
End Date: March 1, 2019
Location Name: Hess Center for the Arts von Auersperg Gallery, Deerfield Academy
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm, Sat & Sun by appt
Address: 7 Boyden Lane
City/Town: Deerfield
Website: markguglielmo.com

Photomosaics, Interviews and Field Recordings. A traveling exhibition of photomosaic murals, interviews, and field recordings by Northampton-based artist Mark Guglielmo set to a soundtrack of soulful Cuban music. Each mural measures 5 to 15 feet long and is handmade by taping together hundreds, sometimes thousands, of individual 4x6" photographs. Neither a computer nor Photoshop are used.

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Floyd Gallery Photographers

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 4, 2019
End Date: February 28, 2019
Location Name: Easthampton Media
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptonmedia.org

Easthampton Media and The Robert Floyd Photo Gallery co-hosts monthly photo exhibits and participate in Easthampton's 2nd Saturday Artwalks. All artwork available for viewing and sale. Photographers: Nancy Bryant, Patricia Crutchfield, Robert Floyd, Ed Judge, Julius Lester, Barrie Wentzell. Image: Wonder ©Nancy Bryant, 2017.

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

 

Boudoir Silhouettes

Artists: Trisha Moody-Bourbeau, Arnold Skolnick
Start Date: February 9, 2019
End Date: March 2, 2019
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BigRedFrame.com

Trisha Moody-Bourbeau and Arnold Skolnick excel in very different media - the softness and suggestive touch of white chalk, the twisted and welded metal elements – yet they both express a similar evocative sensuality. They come together beautifully in this exhibit at the Elusie Gallery, which is a p erfect antidote to the winter blues.

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

 

Waxing Natural

Artist: Patricia Jenks
Start Date: February 6, 2019
End Date: March 8, 2019
Location Name: ECA Gallery
Hours: Tues-Thur 12-5pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Waxing Natural highlights the sculptural work in encaustic by artist Patricia Jenks, where the artist uses natural materials embedded in beeswax on hardwood panels to create unusual objects. Jenks' mission is to give viewers a fresh perspective on ordinary natural materials by presenting them in extraordinary juxtapositions.

Contact: 413-529-1425

 

Fort Future @ MAP Space

Start Date: February 6, 2019
End Date: March 2, 2019
Location Name: MAP Space
Hours: Wed-Sat 12-5pm
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Fort Future is a space for intergenerational curiosity in Easthampton. Make space to follow your creative impulses.

Contact: 413-529-1425

 

Trees Trees Trees

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 9, 2019
End Date: March 3, 2019
Location Name: #LOCAL Gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.localbyciderhouse.com

Join us at #LOCAL Gallery as we celebrate the magnificence of the tree with 17 local artists. Strong, unyielding, stoic, and beautiful, trees show us how to weather any storm. They carry the power to ground us while they provide oxygen, mark the seasons, combat climate change, conserve water, support wildlife, and provide wood, heat, and shade.

Contact: 413-203-5781

 

Easthampton Vibe

Artist: Lisa Quinones
Start Date: February 9, 2019
End Date: March 31, 2019
Location Name: Payson Gallery
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-5pm
Address: 50 Payson Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Much of the buzz about Easthampton's renaissance in recent years focuses on the thriving art scene. While this attention is well-deserved, I am turning my lens toward the small, independent businesses and individuals who also make this city such a vibrant place to live. My intention is to focus on the people behind the rich energy alive in Easthampton who, through both long-established and more recent enterprises, make the city breathe.

Contact: 413-529-1425

 

Easthampton Days

Artist: Alyssa Pratt
Start Date: February 9, 2019
End Date: March 8, 2019
Location Name: Wedge Works Art and Home
Address: 26 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: wedgeworksart.com

I started my Easthampton Days instagram account in the fall of 2017, and for the next 365 days I shared a photo taken somewhere in our town. I'm especially drawn to architectural details and saturated colors, and I love the texture of our older buildings. Photography has helped me to see the world quite differently, and seeking out the beauty and wonder in our community is still a daily practice for me.

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

 

Iceland: Stark Beauty

Artist: Rob Weir
Start Date: January 29, 2019
End Date: March 31, 2019
Location Name: The Coffee Mill
Hours: Mon-Thur 7am-2pm, Fri 7am-3pm
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street #142
City/Town: Easthampton

Black-and white photos of Iceland by Rob Weir of Florence. The exhibition includes a dozen images taken by Weir in 2016. Included in the exhibit are shots inspired by nature and auteur films. They include Reykjavik street scenes, glacial lagoons, black sand beaches, and remote villages. Weir is a writer, photographer, blogger, and president of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association. The gallery will also be open from 5-8pm for Easthampton Art Walk on February 8 and March 8.

Contact: weir.r@comcast.net

 

Seeing Ourselves

Artist: Ruth Rinard
Start Date: February 1, 2019
End Date: February 28, 2019
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Within the past ten years I have found pastels a way to use drawing skills within a painterly framework that catches what I see and feel. Lines and edges, value and color, positive and negative shapes move between a visual and emotional apprehension of the world. When I am drawn to an object or a scene that way, I want to explore what makes it special and worth observing, what qualities might be easily overlooked or passed by. It can be a shape, a color, a line, or a mood.

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

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Art as veil

Artist: ixchelailee
Start Date: February 22, 2019
End Date: March 22, 2019
Reception Date: Friday, February 22, 5:15-7pm
Location Name: Artspace Community Arts Center
Hours: Mon 3-6pm, Tue-Thur 12-6pm, Fri 10am-3pm
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

From hiding behind ... to walking through art as veil ... the sieve which separates grief... and the catharsis that emerges. ixchelailee is a local multi-media artist. This work is an exploration of digital collage using solely her iPhone 6. This opening reception will be an adventure in crossing the lines between art and artist, audience and subject. Join us.

Contact: Samantha Wood
info@artspacegreenfield.com
413-772-6811

 

The Long View

Artist: Marjorie Morgan
Start Date: January 25, 2019
End Date: March 15, 2019
Reception Date: Friday, February 22, 6-8pm
Location Name: The Greenfield Gallery
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Fri 12-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: bit.ly/GGMM2019

Dream landscapes by Marjorie Morgan. Artist reception with live music and treats: Friday, February 22, 6-8pm.

Contact: 413-772-9334

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

17 Years Boy: Epilogue

Artist: Imo Nse Imeh
Start Date: February 8, 2019
End Date: March 15, 2018
Location Name: Readywipe Gallery
Hours: Feb 23, Mar 2, Mar 9: 12-2pm; and by appt
Address: 532 Main Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.readywipegallery.com

Visual artist and educator Dr. Imo Nse Imeh will present 17 Years Boy: Epilogue, an extraordinary collection of new works that are part of a yearlong project highlighting the issue of the subjugation of Black boys in America. To book special viewing appointments contact the artist directly: imoimeh@gmail.com

Contact: Imo Nse Imeh
imoimeh@gmail.com

 

Gary Hallgren: A Retrospective

Artist: Gary Hallgren
Start Date: January 28, 2019
End Date: February 21, 2019
Location Name: The Taber Art Gallery, Holyoke Community College
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: thetaberartgallery.blogspot.com

A retrospective look at the work of artist and illustrator Gary Hallgren. Rooted in pop culture, Hallgren's approach to the comic art genre is unique from other artists who have ventured in this realm. Hallgren's visual pleasures of bold designs, distorted realities, finished and unfinished surfaces, canonized humor and the joy of painting are clearly present in this exhibition's selections form his expansive body of work.

Contact: gary@garyhallgren.com

 

Indian Orchard Exhibits/Events

Kaleidescapes

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 2, 2019
End Date: February 28, 2019
Location Name: Dane Gallery, Indian Orchard Mills
Hours: Sat 12-4pm
Address: 34 Front Street
City/Town: Indian Orchard

Features the work of artists who work and live in greater Springfield. Members of the Collective came together more than three years ago, as members of a drawing class taught by Brian Kiernan, a noted landscape artist. The group grew in talent, numbers and identity as a community of artists. Many came to the classes as a way to reignite talent that lay dormant; some came to refine skills. Others came after life transitions.

Contact: Laura Geryk
LauraGeryk@comcast.net
413-348-7871

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Details in Nature

Artist: Ellen Koteen
Start Date: March 1, 2019
End Date: April 30, 2019
Reception Date: Thursday, March 7, 4-6pm
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.cottagestreetstudios.com/artists/ellen-koteen

Ellen started her photographic journey 20 years ago, primarily through a macro lens which allowed her to focus on the details within flowers: dew drops on ground phlox, the velvet petals of a red rose, the flowing lines of calla lilies, the beauty and gracefulness of orchids, how flowers open up from tight buds, and light reflecting off the petals of a sunflower. In this exhibit, she invites the viewer to join her in observing the details and feeling the awe of nature.

 

Spring into Art

Artists: Easthampton Art Guild
Start Date: March 1, 2019
End Date: April 30, 2019
Reception Date: Thursday, March 7, 4-6pm
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/listing-artist/easthampton-art-guild

The Easthampton Art Guild is a group of friendly artists who meet every Thursday morning to create, share ideas, critique each other’s work, and enjoy friendly collaboration. We share ideas about art and our paintings. The group has a few shows each year and enjoys art demonstrations. Occasionally, they take a trip together to see a gallery or museum.

 

The Time Being

Artist: Emily Orzech
Start Date: February 4, 2019
End Date: March 1, 2019
Reception Date: March 1, 5-7pm
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Brown Fine Arts Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/art/

The Time Being is made up of selected work from my series Family History, which was catalyzed by my late partner's illness and my experience navigating the healthcare system. Orzech is interested in the liminal spaces we inhabit in the process of illness and caregiving. This liminal space combines at once the urgency of time passing and an intense focus on the present, on the daily processes of living.

Contact: Rebecca Davis
rdavis@smith.edu
413-585-3102

 

Inner Vision, Outside World

Artist: Vitek Kruta
Start Date: February 8, 2019
End Date: February 28, 2019
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: RMichelson.com

Vitek Kruta's creations are part sculpture, and part painting. Inspired by the European masters he encountered while apprenticing in the former Czechoslovakia, his work combines the qualities of the vast architectural church murals he would work on with an American landscape tradition. He refers to these pieces as INSCAPES.

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

 

Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 8, 2019
End Date: July 28, 2019
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: smith.edu

The story of plastic is as complex as the polymer chains that make up its unique material properties. The exhibition Plastic Entanglements brings together sixty works by thirty contemporary artists to explore the environmental, aesthetic, and technological entanglements of our ongoing love affair with this paradoxical, infinitely malleable substance. Both miraculous and malignant, ephemeral yet relentlessly present, plastic infiltrates our global networks, our planet, and even our bodies.

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

 

Song and Vision

Artists: Sylvia Boston, Ernest Jerry Johnson, Arlene Correa
Start Date: February 8, 2019
End Date: February 28, 2019
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat, 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Ernest Jerry Johnson brings childhood experience from his colorful childhood in Louisiana and New York City. Sylvia Boston brings her love and caring for the world with her dolls aside of those from a children's doll making workshop she runs. They are joined with healer and artist Arlene Correa.

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

 

New Work by John Galt & Chris Serra

Artists: John Galt, Chris Serra
Start Date: February 7, 2019
End Date: March 3, 2019
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Serra's recent work consists of mixed media on fiberboard and paintings on paper. Galt's work, a collection of recent small bronze works, are shown along with several preparatory drawings.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Arboreal and Streets Scenes

Artist: James Brown
Start Date: February 8, 2019
End Date: February 28, 2019
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists, "Little Gallery"
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat, 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Brown shows street scenes of Amherst and arboreal paintings that are on fire with color.

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

 

Paint Overs

Artist: John Landino
Start Date: February 8, 2019
End Date: February 28, 2019
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists, "Backend Gallery"
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat, 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Landino, a sculptor known for his desecrated books metal sculptures wherein in the books are welded in by metal scraps, has discovered painting using a slashing technique of gesturally marking canvas with scrapes of primary color. Pleased with this development, he now paints over masterwork reproductions gleaned from thrift shops and auctions and is at it again, desecrating, freeing art history from its historical shackles with action. Image: Paint Over Modigliani.

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

 

Sara Karz Reid and Tad Malek: Photographs

Artists: Sara Karz Reid, Tad Malek
Start Date: February 2, 2019
End Date: February 28, 2019
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Reid's exhibit, "A Different Piece of Information," is inspired by a quotation from American photographer Sally Mann: "What is truth in photography? It can be told in a hundred different ways. Every thirtieth of a second when the shutter snaps, it's capturing a different piece of information." Tad Malek's experience in photography was originally rooted in the traditional color landscape, connecting with the contemplative solitude of remote natural environments.

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

 

Bob Pelletier: Pencil Drawings

Artist: Bob Pelletier
Start Date: February 2, 2019
End Date: February 28, 2019
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

I have always been passionate about Art. I was elected class artist for the class of 1967 at Holyoke High School and chosen for a summer tutor program at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. A full and wonderful life took up my time and now that I am retired I am able to resume my old passion. Inspiration for this show comes from a lifetime of my photos taken on vacation with my family on Cape Cod and shore.

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

 

People at Work

Start Date: February 2, 2019
End Date: February 28, 2019
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

A selection of photographs from the archives depicting people at work in and around Northampton over the past 125 years. Each month during Forbes Library's 125th anniversary year, a variety of images and objects from the Library's local history collections will be featured.

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

 

starDUST to starDUST

Artist: Anne LaPrade Seuthe
Start Date: February 2, 2019
End Date: February 28, 2019
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

Abstract paintings, built from an accumulation of thin layers of paint and glazes on panel, draw on reference images of both the cosmos and the cells that our bodies are comprised of. My reference materials include NASA photographs and images of the cellular structure of the human body. The micro-macro mystery to the similarities of these disparate sources drives the work. Each painting is paired with an object that relates formally and conceptually.

Contact: 413-586-5553

 

Winter 2019 Exhibition at William Baczek Fine Arts

Artists: group exhibition of gallery artists
Start Date: January 9, 2019
End Date: February 28, 2019
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tues-Wed 10am-5pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

This group exhibition highlights the work of nineteen gallery artists: Jana Brike, Travis Louie, El Gato Chimney, Eric Wert, Scott Prior, Susan Mikula, Michael Abrams, Jaq Chartier, Larry Preston, Jeff Gola, Brad Woodfin, Robert Sweeney, Mallory Lake, Rick Pas, Joshua Huyser, Chie Yoshii, Yin Yung Chun, Michael Boroneic, and Guy Laramee. The featured works span many mediums, from oil and egg tempera painting, to photography and carved books.

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

 

Botanicals, Mongolia, and Beyond

Artist: Thayer Tomlinson
Start Date: January 3, 2019
End Date: March 29, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Health Center
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.thayertomlinson.com

This summer, Thayer returned to Hatgal, a village in far northern Mongolia where she had lived 20 years ago as a Peace Corps volunteer. Her original trip deeply affected her and it is clear, from her beautiful new work, that this special place continues to affect her. These latest landscapes of Mongolia are based on her sketches and photographs from her most recent trip, and movingly capture her love for this area of the world.

 

Quabbin Art Association New Works

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 3, 2019
End Date: February 28, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.quabbinartassociation.com

The Quabbin Art Association, based in Belchertown, boasts 60 members whose work represents a wide range of art genre. Now in its third year, Quabbin Art Association provides education, support, and opportunity for local artists, and promotes community interest and appreciation in the visual arts.

 

A Softer Take on Realism

Artist: Jim Gambaro
Start Date: January 2, 2019
End Date: February 28, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, North Gallery
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: jimgambarophotography.com

Belchertown Photographer Jim Gambaro digitally expands traditional photography into unique images.

Contact: Jim Gambaro
jim@jimgambarophotography.com
413-323-5117

 

Northfield Exhibits/Events

From Fields to Table

Artists: Deerfield Valley Art Association Members
Start Date: February 1, 2019
End Date: March 31, 2019
Reception Date: March 31, 1-3pm
Location Name: DVAA Center for the Arts
Hours: Fri-Sat 12-5pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: www.deerfieldvalleyart.org

An exhibit in partnership with CISA of art depicting farms, farmers and food with rotating local farms displaying nonperishable food for purchase. Celebrating farms, farmers, and the food they produce to sustain us.

Contact: Marge Anderson
andersonm8080@gmail.com
860-287-7400

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Talk: Hands & Hearts to Cloth: Inspiration from The 1800s Women Abolitionists For Our Times

Date: Sunday, February 24, 2-4pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

Charlemont librarians Mary Boehmer and Bambi Miller will trace the role local Abolitionist women played gathering petitions, public speaking and creating quilts to generate funds for the support of the Underground Railroad Movement. Inspired by the nineteenth century Ladies' activities, and following in their footsteps, discussion will revolve around the efforts of one hundred contemporary women and their quilting participation, bringing to light our Community's past.

Contact: Bambi Miller
danielbmiller@verizon.net

 

Women of Power

Artist: Belinda Lyons Zucker
Start Date: February 8, 2019
End Date: April 28, 2019
Reception Date: Saturday, March 9, 3-5pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Mon & Fri-Sun 10am–6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

An exhibition of dolls and figures by Belinda Lyons Zucker. Inspired by the feminine impact In West African Mythology. These idealized female figures portray the mysteries and power of the stages of existence.

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

 

Red Hot

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 30, 2019
End Date: March 26, 2019
Location Name: Shelburne Art Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon, & Wed-Thurs 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

The color red is a focal point, contrast point, thematic element or inspiration for the works in this exhibit, which includes painting,photography, fiber art, ceramics, sculpture, glass, paper cutting, jewelry, and mixed media.

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

 

South Hadley Exhibits/Events

Promise of the Infinite: Joan Jonas and the Mirror

Artist: Joan Jonas
Start Date: July 17, 2018
End Date: June 16, 2019
Location Name: Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 50 College Street
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: artmuseum.mtholyoke.edu

Through her career-long use of mirrors, this pioneering artist and Mount Holyoke alumna shows us that images are not facts, but reflections of our individual imaginations and assumptions.

 

Southampton Exhibits/Events

Landscapes Visualization Exhibit

Artists: Patricia Crutchfield, Jack Grimaldi, Marc St. Onge
Start Date: February 3, 2019
End Date: February 28, 2019
Reception Date: February 24
Location Name: Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center
Hours: Sun, Tue, Wed 1-5pm
Address: 2 East Street (@Route 10)
City/Town: Southampton
Website: floydgallery.com

Landscapes. Three Photographers. Three Visions. Patricia Crutchfield, Southwick. Jack Grimaldi, Ludlow. Marc St. Onge, Russell. Image: Water Color Flow ©Patricia Crutchfield.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Breathing In: Monotypes by Doris Madsen

Artist: Doris Madsen
Start Date: March 2, 2019
End Date: April 25, 2019
Reception Date: Sunday, March 3, 2-3pm
Location Name: Springfield Central Library
Hours: Mon 12-8pm, Tue 9am-5pm, Wed 12-8pm, Thu & Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 220 State Stree
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.dorismadsen.com

Doris Madsen draws inspiration from the world around her; places, plants, and things she sees. "Once I start a new piece, it takes on its own journey as I respond to the marks I make with each pass of the plate though a press". Doris is pleased to share her recent prints in the library where she worked and with the public she served. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Contact: Matthew V. Jaquith
mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org
413-263-6828

 

Close Encounters

Artists: group show
Start Date: February 8, 2019
End Date: April 12, 2019
Reception Date: April 11, 5-7
Location Name: William Blizard Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:30am-4pm
Address: Blake Hall, 2nd floor, Springfield College
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.facebook.com/William-Blizard-Gallery-2060526254258029

The work of four artists, Fafnir Adamites, Kim Carlino, Jorge Costa, and Maggie Nowinski, will unfold in an evolving and improvisational visual and material dialogue. Throughout the duration of the exhibit, the artists will develop their work, responding to the site as well as to each other. The resulting installation will change and grow over time through processes of accumulation, aggregation and proliferation.

Contact: Jessica Poser
jposer@springfieldcollege.edu

 

Sunderland Exhibits/Events

Quilts by Marge Barrett-Mills

Artist: Marge Barrett-Mills
Start Date: January 4, 2019
End Date: February 27, 2019
Location Name: Sunderland Public Library
Hours: Mon 10am-8pm, Tue-Wed 1-8pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 20 School Street
City/Town: Sunderland
Website: www.sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

Marge Barrett-Mills has been a quilter for over 35 years. Her quilts have been exhibited or are on permanent display in locations such as the State House in Boston, NELCWIT, Franklin County Children's Visitation Program, Congressman Jim McGovern's Office in Northampton, and the New England Peace Pagoda.

Contact: Katherine Hand
director@sunderlandpubliclibrary.org
413-665-6242

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

In the Vicinity

Artist: Nina Rossi
Start Date: February 1, 2019
End Date: March 9, 2019
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: Thur-Sat 12-5pm, and by appt
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: ninasnook.com

Features gallery owner and artist Nina Rossi's various depictions of the village of Turners Falls; Railroad Salvage ruins, shopping carts, smokestacks, and brick facades abound in these primarily mixed-media works.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Ware Exhibits/Events

February Spotlight at Art Works Gallery

Artist: Juliet Bacchas
Start Date: February 1, 2019
End Date: February 23, 2019
Location Name: Art Works Gallery
Hours: Thur-Fri 3-7pm, Sat 1-7pm
Address: 69 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.workshop13.org/gallery

Art Works Gallery features the creative works of Juliet Bacchas from Monson during the month of February. Her ceramic art works make use of a unique African coil technique to create beautiful, functional sculptures. Art Works displays and offers for sale one-of-a-kind art works from many talented local artists, including fine art, sculpture, jewelry, photography and more. Look no further for a Valentine's Day gift from the heart!

Contact: Cindy Allen Bourcier
artworks@workshop13.org
413-277-6069

 

West Springfield Exhibits/Events

Felted Works

Artist: Kat McClelland
Start Date: January 7, 2019
End Date: February 22, 2019
Location Name: West Springfield Public Library
Address: 200 Park Street
City/Town: West Springfield
Website: www.marsupicool.com

These unique images explore the painterly qualities of felted wool. Everyday objects and figures are rendered entirely with wool through a combination of felting processes to create soft and colorful art.

Contact: Kat McClelland
marsupicoolmama@gmail.com
413-205-7288

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Commune2

Artists: group show
Start Date: January 29, 2019
End Date: March 1, 2019
Location Name: Arno Maris Gallery, Ely Campus Center
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 11am–3pm
Address: Westfield State University
City/Town: Westfield
Website: westfield.ma.edu/marisgallery

Featuring the art work of faculty members from Greenfield Community College. Artists' talk: February 25 at 1pm. The process of artmaking is one of giving thought expression. It is an active, creative endeavor that takes many forms. The represented artists work in a variety of mediums--painting, photography, sculpture, computational art, video, and weaving--and their work reflects different concerns and preoccupations. They are also educators currently teaching at GCC and other regional colleges and universities.

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

 

Wilbraham Exhibits/Events

Wilbraham Art League

Artists: Wilbraham Art League
Start Date: February 1, 2019
End Date: February 27, 2019
Location Name: Rice Fruit Farm
Hours: Sun-Sat 6am-7pm
Address: 757 Main Street
City/Town: Wilbraham
Website: wilbrahamartleague.org

Member artists from the Wilbraham Art League will be displaying works in the dining area of Rice Fruit Farm throughout the month of February. A variety of media will be represented, and many of the works will be available for sale. For information about the Wilbraham Art League, please visit our website.

Contact: Joanne Bell
JoanneBellPhoto@yahoo.com
413-599-1770

 

Sweetheart Show

Artists: Wilbraham Art League
Start Date: February 2, 2019
End Date: March 14, 2019
Location Name: Wilbraham Senior Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Address: 45 Post Office Park
City/Town: Wilbraham
Website: wilbrahamartleague.org

Wilbraham Art League's annual "Sweetheart Show" will open on February 2 at the Wilbraham Senior Center, Themed in observance of Valentine's Day, this exhibit will run through the middle of March. Member artists will be displaying works in a variety of media, including pastels, oil and acrylic paintings, photography, and more. Many of the pieces will be available for sale. For information about the Wilbraham Art League, please visit our website.

Contact: Joanne Bell
JoanneBellPhoto@yahoo.com
413-599-1770

 

Craft Fairs & Open Studios & Pop-up Shops

40th Annual Artspace Pottery Seconds and More Sale

Date: Friday, March 1, 5-8pm & Saturday, March 2, 10am-4pm
Location Name: Greenfield Community College
Address: 1 College Drive
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.artspacegreenfield.com

The 40th annual Artspace Pottery Seconds & More Sale, a not-to-be-missed event, is one of the biggest fundraisers for Artspace Community Arts Center in Greenfield. Friday night there will be a $2 admission to get first chance at the diverse work by local artisans. Door prizes, live music. Come find beautiful items and help us make a thriving home for the arts in Franklin County!

Contact: Samantha Wood
info@artspacegreenfield.com
413-772-6811

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

The Magic of Art

Sponsoring Group Name: Monson Arts Council
Deadline: March 13
Submission Fees: $15 to $45
City/Town: Monson
Website: MonsonArtsCouncil.org

Artists, open your art closet and look for the magic: glitter, transformation, surprise, mystery, fantasy, humor, brilliance. $4200 in prizes - See jurors on website! Don’t hesitate to enter! Magic is so personal -- who knows what magic will reveal itself in your work! 4 categories: painting, multi-dimensional, photography & graphic arts (printmaking & drawing). Online is fast and easy. If you want a paper form: artshows@monsonartscouncil.org.

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

 

Art In the Orchard

Sponsoring Group Name: Art In the Orchard
Deadline: April 1
Submission Fees: $20 for up to three submissions
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: artintheorchard.org/apply

Art In the Orchard is seeking entries for its 5th biennial outdoor sculpture exhibit: We are looking for work that resonate with our public, such as those containing elements of whimsical, absurd, and surreal and those that elicit emotional responses. Site-specific and kinetic installations encouraged as well. Nothing is off the table, be creative! Selected artists receive a $500 honorarium. One or more short term residencies are available for site specific work. More info at ArtintheOrchard.org

Contact: Jean-Pierre Pasche
aio@artintheorchard.org
413-529-9265

 

Shelburne Arts Co-op

Sponsoring Group Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: $5 jury fee
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

Shelburne Arts Co-op, a thriving fine art and craft gallery, has openings for artists creating distinctive handcrafted jewelry. Working and non-working member options. Please see website for jurying guidelines.

Contact: Flo Rosenstock
sac01370@gmail.com

 

FLAIR looking for local artisans/makers/artists

Sponsoring Group Name: FLAIR Makers Market
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton

FLAIR holiday market is growing and will be the first gallery in Northampton to carry only local and handmade work. We are looking for more local artisans, makers, artists to join us. Please email Cristine at revisions2@verizon.net for more details. Local trade is the fairest trade of all.

Contact: Cristine
revisions2@verizon.net

 

Workshop Access Program at Snow Farm

Sponsoring Group Name: Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program
Deadline: March 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: www.snowfarm.org/blog/jan-7-2019/new-workshop-access-program

The NEW Workshop Access Program (WAP) at Snow Farm makes workshops available to people who otherwise could not afford to attend. Eligible students will be invited to enroll in select workshops at a 75% discount when space is available two weeks before the start of the class! When available, both weekend and weeklong classes will be offered, and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis through online registration only. Apply by March 1, 2019 for the 2019 workshop season.

Contact: Mary Jo Murphy
maryjo@snowfarm-art.org
413-268-3101

 

The Oxbow Gallery New Member Opportunity

Sponsoring Group Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Deadline: March 30
Submission Fees: $25
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

The Oxbow Gallery is accepting applications for new members. Full memberships and shared memberships are available. The Oxbow Gallery is a cooperative gallery of approximately 40 members. All application materials should be delivered to the gallery on Saturday, March 30 from 12-5pm. Pick up of materials is on Sunday, March 31 from12-5pm. Please visit the website or drop by the gallery (Thur-Sun 12-5pm) for more information and full list of application materials.

Contact: Marjorie Morgan
marjoriemorgannet@gmail.com
413-586-6300

 

Westfield Athenaeum

Sponsoring Group Name: Westfield Athenaeum
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westath.org

Month long solo exhibit (from 1st to last of month). Beautiful high ceiling room at the Westfield Athenaeum. Please submit proposal with 20 slides. No fee to artists. Space and hanging requirements will be sent to you after your submission.

Contact: khall@westath.org

 

Emerging Artists Program

Sponsoring Group Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Deadline: open
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.surveymonkey.com/r/emergingartistsinterestsurvey

Art for the Soul Gallery is well on its way to opening the doors for the Emerging Artists Program. The program is meant for artists of all ages, and art of all mediums. We are looking for artists who, though not yet established in their field, are committed to doing the work to jump start their career. Fill out the applicant form in the link above, or share the link. Let's get some fresh voices represented in the art community! And yes, really art of all forms. Visual, theatre, poetry, etc. More details to come!

Contact: 413-301-6314

 

The Art of Words: Open Call for Art

Sponsoring Group Name: Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe
Deadline: February 24, 2019
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Haydenville
Website: www.facebook.com/events/595997674184297/

To coincide with a fundraiser we are having for Forbes Library on Friday, April 12th from 6-8 pm, we are holding a two-month long community art show centered around the theme of literature, books, and words. The show will run from March 1 through April 30. Limit 3 entries per person. Full details on website.

Contact: hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com

 

Red Thread Network 6th Annual Juried Art Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Red Thread Network for the Arts
Deadline: March 25, 10am-12pm or 5-7pm
Submission Fees: $30 for 1 piece
City/Town: West Springfield
Website: www.facebook.com/RedThreadNetwork

Opening reception on Wednesday April 3, 5-7 pm, awards at 6pm. $1500 in awards. West Springfield Library, 200 Park St. Exhibit runs from April 1-27, Mon-Wed 9-9, Thur -Sat 9-5. Contact Jane Barrientos for an emailed prospectus.

Contact: Jane Barrientos
janetrompe@comcast.net
413-736-8882

 

Classes & Workshops

Multimedia Art Classes for Kids Ages 6-12

Date & Time: Mondays, 3:30-4:45pm, February 25 - April 1
Fee: $125 for the full session
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, collage, textiles and more!

Contact: Susan Gelotte
srgelotte@gmail.com

 

Intro to Digitizing Artwork & Giclee Printing

Date & Time: March 2, 10-11am
Fee: $25
Organization: Artists of Springfield MA
Class Location: Giclee Printing & Framing of New England
Address: Indian Orchard Mills, Building 19, Suite 235, 34 Front Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-digitizing-artwork-giclee-printing-registration-55722670006#

Curious how to make quality prints of your original artwork, or from your digital files? Join a small group for this 1-hour workshop, followed by a tour of an artist studio or two and a visit to the Dane Gallery. Learn about scanning large and small artworks or printing from digital files, the mechanics of giclee printers, the wide variety of papers available, and authenticating prints. 6 spots available. Register via the website link above.

Contact: artistsofspringfieldma@gmail.com

 

Watercolor Classes with Marjorie Tauer

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 10am-12pm, March 5 - April 2
Fee: $25 per class
Class Location: The Art Studio, The Inn at The Lathrop Community
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton

These classes will cover composition, materials and techniques of creating landscapes.

Contact: Marjorie Tauer
mt72artist@gmail.com
413-527-1838

 

Stained Glass Workshop / Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Sunday, March 3, 12-4pm
Fee: $100
Class Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: 19 Chapin Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher, a small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. We will cover all of the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. 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 levels welcome. All supplies included as is the use of all tools. Other dates for the same class: March 24, April 14, May 5, June 2.

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

 

Foreshortening and the Art of Figure Drawing with Barbara Johnson

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-8:30pm, March 6-27
Fee: $300
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

This illusionist technique was first pioneered during the Early Renaissance to add more theatrical spatial effects to paintings. Enjoy an historical survey of examples of this evolution in dramatic perspective. Working with the live model from a variety of dramatic viewpoints, artists will learn methods to analyze and techniques to realistically depict those challenging forms of the human figure advancing and receding in space. Class size is limited to guarantee personalized instruction.

Contact: Barbara Johnson
BarbaraJohnson202@gmail.com
413-259-7727

 

Classical Painting Techniques with Barbara Johnson

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 10am-1pm, February 19 - March 26
Fee: $425
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Class Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Students are guided through a series of painting exercises designed to build their perception of tonal values, color temperature, and aerial perspective, the essential ingredients of strong realistic painting since the Renaissance. Information on color mixing, organizing the palette, the care, maintenance, and function of the various brushes and materials used. Class sizes are limited to ensure quality individualized instruction. All levels are welcome.

Contact: Barbara Johnson
BarbaraJohnson202@gmail.com
413-259-7727

 

Miniature Worlds Workshop with Sally Curcio

Date & Time: Sunday, February 24, 10am-12pm
Fee: $50, everything supplied
Class Location: Brushworks Arts & Industry Building
Address: 221 Pine Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.sallycurcio.com

Make your own domed bubble world inspired by Sally Curcio's work using materials such as beads, thread, maps and more! Curcio was recently selected as Lead Artist for the Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program for Art Dubai 2019 where she will exhibit her work and teach workshops. No experience necessary, All levels welcome ages 5*-105, Ages 5 to 7 must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more info and to register email Sally at: sallycurcio@gmail.com

Contact: Sally Curcio
sallycurcio@gmail.com

 

Bold & Beautiful: Intro to Impressionist Full Color Painting

Date & Time: April 6, 10am-4:30pm; & April 7, 9am-4pm
Fee: $290
Class Location: Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program
Address: Clary Road
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: www.snowfarm.org

First, learn to render objects simply through the use of shape and color values. Discover how to use a palette knife and focus on color placement. Then build on these lessons to create a small still life painting. Lots of individual attention, group discussions, and critique. Instructor: Marcia Wise.

Contact: Miriam Cody
Miriam@snowfarm-art.org
413-268-3101

 

Guest Basket Teacher in Florence

Date & Time: May 7, 9am-4pm
Fee: $76 or $83 (depending on the basket chosen)
Class Location: ML Basket Designs
Address: Arts and Industry building #424
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.mlbasketdesigns.com

Guest teacher, Annetta Kraayeveld from Wisconsin, is coming to my studio to teach two baskets. You can choose Braided Muffin Basket or Seagrass Storage Basket. She is teaching them simultaneously. See my website for pictures and details. Registration deadline is Feb 22. (She has to ship the class kits before she heads east for a full teaching schedule.) Don't delay!!!!

Contact: Marsha Leavitt
marsha@mlbasketdesigns.com
413-320-3646

 

Watercolor Big & Bold with Deborah Rubin

Date & Time: March 13 - April 10, 6:30-9pm
Fee: $195 plus supplies
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Learn techniques and theory to create colorful paintings: dry brush, wet on wet, wet on dry plus color, composition and more. Some demos and critiques. All levels. Learn by doing.

Contact: Deborah Rubin
ncfa@nohoarts.org
413-584-7327

 

Encaustic Painting with Debra Claffey

Date & Time: March 9, 10am-4pm
Fee: $129 ($110 for Springfield Museums Members)
Organization: Springfield Museums
Class Location: Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/program/intro-encaustic-painting-workshop-2

This introduction to encaustic paints and techniques will cover all the basics of working with beeswax and pigment. Basic materials provided. Taught by Debra Claffey, a visual artist who uses encaustic, oil, and mixed media in her work. She holds a BFA in Painting from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Tufts University and an Associate's Degree in Horticultural Technology from the University of New Hampshire.

Contact: Laura Sutter
lsutter@springfieldmuseums.org
413-314-6477

 

Beginning Acrylic Painting with Melissa Pandina

Date & Time: Mondays, 6:15-9:15pm, February 25 - April 8
Fee: $184
Class Location: Holyoke Community College
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: hcc.3dcartstores.com/Introduction-to-Painting-with-Acrylics_p_15217.html

Acrylics are an easy and versatile medium. You can create paintings similar to watercolors or the old Masters' oils. You can even embrace a more modern aesthetic by adding more sculptural elements or by using special effects medium. In this class you will experiment with brush vs palette knife paintings and adding several mixing media. We will explore different techniques to get to your desired style. All levels welcome but class is geared to beginners. Instructor Melissa Pandina.

 

Beginning Illustration with Melissa Pandina

Date & Time: Mondays, 6:15-9:15pm, April 22 - June 10
Fee: $184
Class Location: Holyoke Community College
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: hcc.3dcartstores.com/Introduction-to-Illustration_p_15218.html

Have you always wanted to illustrate a book or have your artwork in a magazine but didn't know where to start? In this class we will be following the creative process to get the best results in a finish project. Bring your own project or select one of several illustration prompts. The class explores character development, color studies, until producing a final piece. Instructor Melissa Pandina. No class on May 27.

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, April 27, 9:30am-3pm
Fee: $145 includes all materials
Class Location: Amanda Barrow, Arts Studio
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #415
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net/monotype-print-workshops

Monotype prints are one-of-a-kind prints, all unique! Imagine painting on a sheet of plastic, placing paper over it, then running it through my printing press. Voila, the image comes out on the paper in reverse to how you painted it! Come have fun and play with AKUA water-based inks, brushes, and different papers to create your one-of-a-kind prints. No experience necessary; three students max per workshop means personal attention.

 

Painting/Drawing Workshops with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: every other Friday, January 18 - March 29
Class Location: Valley View Studio + Gallery
Address: 44 Amherst Road
City/Town: Pelham

Lorna is an experienced painting instructor at all levels of artistic expression, from beginners to professionals, and across cultures. Classes focus on landscape, working from the model, and interior still life. Workshop members' selected works will be shown in a gallery event on site at conclusion of the workshop series.

Contact: Gregory Chilenski
gchilenski@gmail.com

 

Ashfield Watercolors with Walter Cudnohufsky

Date & Time: once monthly Saturdays 9am-5:30pm, October 20 - June 8
Fee: $90-$110, everything supplied
Class Location: Belding Library
Address: 344 Main Street
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com

Finished paintings in one day, demonstrations and step by step all skill levels fifteenth year. Techniques taught, initial composition to finish painting and or rescue. Smaller and private classes available.

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

 

Studio / Artist Space Available

Easthampton: Studio Share at Paragon

Location name: Paragon Building
Date(s) available: March 15 onward
Address: 150 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton

Private, 400 sq ft of space available within a larger studio. High ceilings, wood floors, sink and elevator. We are looking for one or two people to sublease this front space starting March 15. Two painters will be sharing the back space. Rent is $325 per month, including utilities. Located on the bike path, the Paragon building is next door to Mill 180, two breweries and much more! We are taking over the lease from the current tenants, so the whole space will be freshly cleaned and painted.

Contact: Lena Schmid
schmid.lena@gmail.com

 

Holyoke: Studio at Paper City Studios

Location name: Paper City Studios
Date(s) available: now
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke

The studio is 15' x 45' with a built in room that is 8' x 15'. The rent is $450 plus heat. Studio is a 2nd floor walk up and faces the canal.

Contact: bruce fowler
brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

Northampton: Artists Studio Opportunity

Location name: Anchor House of Artists
Date(s) available: February going forward
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

1500 sqft 2nd-floor space near downtown. Good light, open wood floor, non-smoking locked space, 24-hour access. Forming a cooperative studio for 9 artists. Immediate response suggested--space is on the market. Submit interest by email.

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

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