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This Week's Newsletter: April 23, 2019

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
April 23, 2019
Issue #555

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Featured Listings:

Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail

Date: April 27-28, 10am-5pm both days
Location Name: nine studios located throughout western MA
Address: see website for locations
City/Town: Northfield, Greenfield, Shelburne Falls, Florence, Northampton, Hadley, Pelham
Website: www.apotterytrail.com

15th annual, self-guided tour of 24 potters at 9 studios. This vibrant springtime tradition showcases the work and workspaces of a group of nationally known potters and additional guest artists, including Mary Barringer, Molly Cantor, Stephen Earp, Lucy Fagella, Tom White, Francine & Frank Ozereko, Donna McGee, Tiffany Hilton and James Guggina. Pick up a "Pottery Passport" at your first stop and get it stamped at each studio. Visit seven or more studios to enter our raffles for pottery prizes!

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

 

The Magic of Art

Start Date: April 13, 2019
End Date: April 28, 2019
Reception Date: Sunday, April 28, 1-4pm
Location Name: House of Art
Hours: weekends and Thursday evenings
Address: 200 Main Street
City/Town: Monson
Website: MonsonArtsCouncil.org

Monson Arts Council 26th Annual Art Exhibition & Sale -- 100+ magical works of art in juried show in 9 rooms of the House of Art, Monson. April 28, 1-4pm: Closing Reception with Treehouse Brewing Co.

Contact: David Dupuis
Artshow@monsonartscouncil.org
413-813-5770

 

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

Allusion

Artist: Rita Edelman
Start Date: May 2, 2019
End Date: July 26, 2019
Reception Date: May 2
Location Name: JCA - Hall Gallery
Hours: Tue-Thur 10am-4pm, Fri 10am-3pm
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

Contact: 413-256-0160

 

Shifts in Form

Artists: Sue Katz, Janet Walerstein Winston
Start Date: May 2, 2019
End DatReceptione: June 1, 2019
End Date: Thursday, May 2nd, 5-8pm
Location Name: Gallery A3
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

An exhibit by mixed-media artist Sue Katz and painter and printmaker Janet Walerstein Winston. At an Artists in Community Forum on May 15, at 7:30pm, Katz and Winston will talk about their work and discuss shifts from realism to abstract forms in contemporary art.

Contact: Sue Katz
suekatzart@comcast.net
413-244-6785

 

Backscatter

Artist: Andrae Green
Start Date: May 2, 2019
End Date: June 1, 2019
Reception Date: Thursday, May 2nd, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: bit.ly/green-backscatter

Large-scale oil paintings by Springfield artist Andrae Green. Image: "The Nine Lives of St. Sebastian", oil on canvas.

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

 

Architecture Tour of Downtown Amherst

Date: Saturday, May 4, 9-10:30am
Location Name: Meet on the steps of Amherst Town Hall
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstma.gov/1212/Public-Art-Commission

Join us for a guided architectural tour of downtown Amherst as part of ArtWeek. The tour, led by architect Steve Schreiber FAIA, Chair of the Department of Architecture at UMass and a Town Councilor, explores the exteriors and surroundings of old and new buildings in the central business district, and will include stops at infrequently seen places. This is a walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes. RSVP requested although not required. Rain date: Sunday, May 5.

Contact: William Kaizen
publicart@amherstma.gov

 

About Face: Portrait and Figure Drawings

Artist: Lisa Yeisley
Start Date: May 2, 2019
End Date: May 30, 2019
Reception Date: Thursday, May 2, 5-8pm
Location Name: Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library
Hours: Mon 1-5pm, Tue & Thur 9am-9pm, Wed, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-4:30pm (closed May 26 & 27)
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.joneslibrary.org/204/Burnett-Gallery

Contact: Lisa Yeisley
lisayeisley@comcast.net
413-813-9003

 

Artist's Studio Supply & Surplus Sale

Date: Sunday, April 28, 11am-3pm
Location Name: Amherst Historical Society And Museum
Address: 67 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.facebook.com/events/337293083798886

Local artists have been invited to clear out their studios and will be selling, trading, or swapping supplies and materials that they no longer use or need. Some items offered for free! Potential items may include canvases, fiber, fabric, paints, frames, easels, beads, and tools. Artists may also sell seconds or discontinued art. Held on the lawn of the Amherst Historical Society. This event is part of ArtWeek 2019. In case of rain, this event will be cancelled.

 

Landscape Impressions: Abstract & Realistic

Artist: Janet Pozar
Start Date: April 4, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2019
Location Name: Ramboll
Address: 28 Amity Street, Ste 2A
City/Town: Amherst
Website: janet-pozar.squarespace.com

I paint for the way it makes me feel. When I am engaged in art making, I am fully caught up in the medium, my tools and my vision. I've learned not to think about the piece that I will end up with because the time spent engaged in the creative activity is what is most important to me. I enjoy feeling detached yet completely engaged. When I am in my art zone time goes by at a surreal pace. It's all about the process for me. The product is a bonus.

Contact: Janet Pozar
janetpozar@gmail.com
309-642-9204

 

Quabbin Art Association

Artists: members of the Quabbin Art Association
Start Date: April 1, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2019
Location Name: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hours: Tue-Thur 9am-5:30pm, Fri 9am-5pm
Address: 845 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hitchcockcenter.org

Members of the Belchertown-based Quabbin Art Association will exhibit new works. 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. To learn more about QAA members, or to join the organization, visit their website.

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

 

I Speak As One in Doubt

Artist: Margaret Hazel Wilson
Start Date: April 7, 2019
End Date: April 30, 2019
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Wilson's video, installation, and performance works engage critically with Catholic theology in order to investigate contemporary self-fashioning and image culture. Her practice is currently video installation and performance based. She is interested in the study of medieval art history and visual culture, particularly the practices of monastic women.

Contact: laprade@umass.edu
413-545-0680

 

SO HERE SO THERE

Artist: Barbara Ellman
Start Date: April 7, 2019
End Date: April 30, 2019
Location Name: Hampden Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Barbara Ellmann's large grids of encaustic paintings explore the way that we process and catalogue our visual experience of space/place by using varying degrees of abstraction and kinetic juxtapositions of form, color, and pattern to suggest fleeting impressions, connections, and memories.

Contact: laprade@umass.edu
413-545-0680

 

Wind Trees Water & Form Shadows Light

Artists: Nancy Meagher, Margaret Jean Taylor
Start Date: April 4, 2019
End Date: April 27, 2019
Location Name: Gallery A3
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Armed with tubes of richly pigmented oil paints, sharp palette knives, and poetry, Amherst artist Nancy Meagher confronts a season of grief through her exploration of the internal and external environment surrounding two local ponds. Amherst artist Margaret Jean Taylor will exhibit drawings, prints, and paintings focusing on images of tree forms defined by light and shadow, selected from her work over six decades. Artists in Community Forum: April 25, 7:30pm. Image: "Night Hummer" by Nancy Meagher.

Contact: Nancy Meagher
ntmeagher@gmail.com
413-687-3386

 

Inner and Outer

Artists: Gallery A3 members
Start Date: April 7, 2019
End Date: May 1, 2019
Location Name: GoBerry
Hours: Sun-Thur 12-10pm, Fri-Sat 12-11pm
Address: 28 Amity St #1E
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

Gallery A3 members exhibit photographs. All work is for sale. Come and have a yogurt and see the latest exciting art work. GoBerry is in the Amherst Cinema Complex. Image: "Merida Window" by Laura Holland.

 

What's So Funny? How Humor Makes Us Think

Start Date: March 21, 2019
End Date: April 28, 2019
Location Name: UMCA
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm, & until 8pm on first Thursdays
Address: 151 Presidents Drive, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/umca

12th Annual Curatorial Fellowship Exhibition, co-curated by Kayla Peterson (M.A. Art History, 2020) and Siyu Shen (M.A. Art History, 2020), What's So Funny? How Humor Makes Us Think explores how humor may be used to provoke serious conversations on topics surrounding the political, social, and sexual climate of our world. All works of art in the exhibition are from the UMCA permanent collection.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Little Stories

Artist: Isabel Margolin
Start Date: April 4, 2019
End Date: April 27, 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/margolin-little-stories

Glass mosaics by Amherst artist Isabel Margolin.

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

 

Quabbin Art Association

Artists: Quabbin Art Association
Start Date: April 1, 2019
End Date: May 30, 2019
Reception Date: May 2, 5-8pm
Location Name: Greenfield Savings Bank
Address: 108 North Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.quabbinartassociation.com

Members of the Belchertown-based Quabbin Art Association will exhibit new works throughout the months of April and May at Greenfield Savings Bank. 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. To learn more about QAA members, or to join the organization, visit the website or stop by the gallery to meet the artists on May 2nd for Arts Night Plus!

Contact: Susan Shea
lifeisartphotography@outlook.com
413-210-8881

 

Constructing Collage

Start Date: March 5, 2019
End Date: July 14, 2019
Location Name: Mead Art Museum
Hours: Sun-Thur 9am-12am, Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Address: Amherst College
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/mead

This exhibition presents some of the ways in which artists have employed collage, and the related forms of photomontage and film montage, throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. As a technique, collage involves the physical layering of disparate elements often borrowed from other contexts. This capacity for fragmenting and combining have rendered collage both an inexhaustible medium and emblematic of the ever-changing modern world.

 

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

 

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

 

Belchertown Exhibits/Events

ART meets POETRY

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 1, 2019
End Date: April 30, 2019
Location Name: Clapp Memorial Library
Address: 19 South Main Street
City/Town: Belchertown
Website: www.quabbinartassociation.com

Six pieces of fine art, donated by members of the Quabbin Art Association, will be on display throughout the month. Poets and writers are invited to view the artwork and compose a poem in response to a selected piece of art. All poetry entries must be original and unpublished, and all entries must be submitted to the library by noon on April 30th. The following artists have donated artwork for this event: Sandra Burke, Susan Dion, Denise Fontaine-Pincince, Bev Phaneuf, Audrey Safford, and Susan Shea.

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Slow In The Shadow

Artists: Ashley Brown Durand, Justin Brown Durand
Start Date: April 13, 2019
End Date: April 30, 2019
Location Name: ECA Gallery
Hours: Tue & Thur 12-5pm
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/event/slow-in-the-shadow-new-work-by-ashley-justin-brown-durand

A collection of introspective, text-based wall hangings by fiber artist Ashley Brown Durand & abstracted, imaginary figure drawings by her husband, Justin.

 

Aqui Y Alla

Artists: Attack Bear Press
Start Date: April 13, 2019
End Date: May 1, 2019
Location Name: MAP Space Gallery, Eastworks
Hours: Wed-Sat 12-5pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/event/aqui-y-alla

Existing in the space between here and there, Aquí Y Allá explores the Post-colonial narrative through active synthesis and guided (re)construction. This show features new work from our enclosure project, excerpts and reworkings from our "memories of my life: Walking Book" and other community art.

 

The Art of the Word

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 13, 2019
End Date: May 5, 2019
Location Name: #LOCAL Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sat 12-7pm, Sun 12-6pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: localgallerybyciderhouse.com

The exhibit explores the power of the word as it shows up in different art forms. We'll look at how a word or sets of words can create a meaning that images alone could not, and how the addition of a word can add a whole new level to a piece of art. The words can also give us more of an understanding of the artist's creativity, thoughts and feelings.

 

The Kids Are Alright

Artists: Roger Patrick, Christy Patrick
Start Date: April 1, 2019
End Date: April 30, 2019
Location Name: The Inn at Lathrop Community
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org

Roger and Christy met at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT. The idea of referencing childhood is woven in and out of their works. Roger revisits old photos and interprets them in paint and has a series of paintings that address seemingly idyllic childhood scenes that reference the vulnerability of children. Christy recalls behaviors of kids in her urban upbringing and is sorting out personal memories and narratives swirling in her brain.

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

 

On the Beach

Artist: Eben Kling
Start Date: April 13, 2019
End Date: May 5, 2019
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BigRedFrame.com

The well anticipated book release of Eben Kling's latest publication "On the Beach", with an exhibition of recent work, and an original mural illustration drawn on the wall of the gallery especially for this event.

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

 

Hampden Exhibits/Events

ART in BLOOM

Artists: Scantic River Artisans
Date: April 27, 10am-4pm & April 28, 12-4pm
Location Name: Hampden Senior Center
Address: 104 Allen Street
City/Town: Hampden
Website: www.scanticriverartisans.org

Exhibiting Local Creativity. We invite you to experience, explore and purchase the diverse art on sale. Live demonstrations. Meet the Artisans: 12-2pm, both days.

Contact: 413-205-7985

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Dave Laro

Artist: Dave Laro
Start Date: May 4, 2019
End Date: June 7, 2019
Reception Date: Saturday, May 4, 5-8pm
Location Name: PULP
Hours: Thur-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.pulpholyoke.com

Solo exhibition by self-taught artist Dave Laro. Laro brings his work to western mass for the first time. Assembled from salvaged parts, often screen printed, Laro creates amazing works of art. He may be reluctant to provide a straight narrative line, but he is an instinctual storyteller - of our times, of america… of class, race and gender.

 

Chi Lin & Kristine Villeneuve-Topor

Artists: Chi Lin, Kristine Villeneuve-Topor
Start Date: April 19, 2019
End Date: May 12, 2019
Location Name: The Small Works Gallery, Gateway City Arts
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: gatewaycityarts.com/smallworks

Chi Lin is an emerging artist who specializes in expressionist portraits and abstract city and landscapes. He pulls inspiration from exploration of character, individuality, and self-expression. Kristine Villeneuve-Topor was born and raised in Holyoke. She is a self-taught artist, developing her own style by reading and studying other artist's work. She has visited many libraries, museums, and galleries and has been refining her artistic skill for about 33 years.

Contact: Cait Simpson
cait@gatewaycityarts.com
413-650-2670

 

2019 HCC Student Art Exhibition

Start Date: April 16, 2019
End Date: May 7, 2019
Location Name: The Taber Gallery
Address: Holyoke Community College
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: thetaberartgallery.blogspot.com/

The Student Art Show is held in 3 locations throughout the HCC campus: The Taber Gallery and the Library Showcases on the 2nd floor of the Donahue bldg; the Art Dept on the 3rd floor FPA bldg; and in the Media Center on first floor Donahue near Rm 168. All locations are open to the public during regular school sessions (excepting the Taber Gallery which is open Mon-Thur 10am-5pm).

Contact: 413-552-2614

 

Valley of the Pickle Whip

Artist: Stacy Petty
Start Date: April 6, 2019
End Date: May 4, 2019
Location Name: Readywipe Gallery
Hours: by appt
Address: 532 Main Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.readywipegallery.com

Stacy Petty has created a sculpture installation incorporating themes of death, decay and rebirth. He is inspired by the study of history and culture from broken, fragmented recovered art. Through skillful display and subtle repairs, the fragments become alive again with room for the mind to fill the missing parts: art saved from the dustbin of lost history.

Contact: Katherine J. Kim
wanderingberet@gmail.com

 

Indian Orchard Exhibits/Events

Dane Gallery Art Exhibit

Artists: Wilbraham Art League
Start Date: April 6, 2019
End Date: April 27, 2019
Location Name: Dane Gallery at Indian Orchard Mills
Hours: Sat 12-4pm
Address: 34-40 Front Street
City/Town: Indian Orchard
Website: wilbrahamartleague.org

Sculptures, watercolors, pastels, paintings, photography, and more will be on display, with many of the pieces available for sale. Members will be on hand each Saturday from noon until 4pm to welcome visitors.

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

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

SIDE by SIDE: A Group of Seven

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 4, 2019
End Date: April 28, 2019
Location Name: The Barnes Gallery at Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.barnesgallery.org

For the past three years Annaliese Bischoff, Frankie Dack, Pat Little, Ann McNeal, Marti Olmstead, Mari Rovang, and Jacqueline Tsai have supported one another with their very different painting styles under the tutelage of faculty Budge Hyde and Penne Krol. The styles of their work vary from realism to abstraction, from impressionism to expressionism, but common to the whole group is a shared attitude of acceptance, respect, and encouragement. Annaliese Bischoff curates.

Contact: Susan Valentine
barnesgallery@gmail.com
413-547-1172

 

Lost Girls

Artist: Zitong (Ann) Wu
Start Date: April 4, 2019
End Date: April 28, 2019
Location Name: The Hall Gallery at Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.barnesgallery.org

This exhibit tells a story of Ann's melancholia, and how it shaped her philosophy on family, sorrow, and hope. It is also a journal of her personal growth; how she took initiative to derive new insights from sorrow. Most of all, it is a message to young adults who are experiencing mental and family struggles, to girls and women under sexual oppression, and to people whose freedom and rights are seized, imploring them to retrieve their voice and their life.

Contact: Susan Valentine
barnesgallery@gmail.com
413-547-1172

 

Monson Exhibits/Events

The Magic of Art

Start Date: April 13, 2019
End Date: April 28, 2019
Reception Date: Sunday, April 28, 1-4pm
Location Name: House of Art
Hours: weekends and Thursday evenings
Address: 200 Main Street
City/Town: Monson
Website: MonsonArtsCouncil.org

Monson Arts Council 26th Annual Art Exhibition & Sale -- 100+ magical works of art in juried show in 9 rooms of the House of Art, Monson. April 28, 1-4pm: Closing Reception with Treehouse Brewing Co.

Contact: David Dupuis
Artshow@monsonartscouncil.org
413-813-5770

 

Montague Exhibits/Events

Spring Fling Anniversary Thing

Artists: Sawmill River Arts Gallery member artists
Date: May 5, 1-4pm
Location Name: Sawmill River Arts Gallery
Address: 440 Greenfield Road
City/Town: Montague
Website: sawmillriverarts.com

Celebrate with us as we reflect on our 8 years as a collective art gallery. Visit our gallery and watch member artists demonstrate the creation of their work and discuss their processes.

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

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

EMERGENCE/SEE

Artists: Meadowbrook Arts Camp
Start Date: May 1, 2019
End Date: June 28, 2019
Reception Date: Thursday, May 2, 5-7pm
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The inaugural show of the Meadowbrook Arts Camp. Envisioned by two residents of the Meadowbrook Housing Complex in Florence, the camp was founded on the belief that each person IS art. What we do with paint, clay, music, pen or dance is an extension of ourselves. The art works are conversations we have with our world and with each other. Each child who participated in the MAC had the opportunity to go on a journey into and through their own emerging "voice".

 

New Landscapes

Artist: Janet Palin
Start Date: May 1, 2019
End Date: June 28, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.janetpalin.com

Palin's stunning pastel landscapes reflect her belief that the world's beauty is present in everything from the perfection of an insect to the majestic movement of clouds. Beginning by focusing on landscapes she found in Iceland and New England, she now spends time exploring and depicting the raw beauty she finds in the landscapes of the American West, including New Mexico, Utah, and Montana.

 

Twelfth House Introspective Retrospective

Artist: Neal Parks
Start Date: May 7, 2019
End Date: May 31, 2019
Reception Date: Friday, May 10, 5-8pm
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat, 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Neal Parks exhibits very large mystical oil paintings in three showrooms at the Anchor House of Artists including the Big and Little Galleries plus the New England Visionary Artists Museum Wing. By what he explains and for those who have some knowledge of things astrological, Parks was once given a star chart reading with the 12th House as a predominant feature in his cosmological makeup. There was a resonance for him in that arcane label. Image: "12th" House.

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

 

Odd Exposure

Artist: Andrew Magee
Start Date: May 7, 2019
End Date: May 31, 2019
Reception Date: Friday, May 10, 5-8pm
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat, 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

The Anchor House of Artists again releases large oil paintings by the self-taught artist, Andrew Magee. This group of aggressive images, thick with impasto oil paint applied by finger, represent conscious states in raw form. Image: detail of "Inner Monkey".

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

 

Ongoing Study

Artist: Genevieve Mae Burnett
Start Date: May 7, 2019
End Date: May 31, 2019
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat, 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: neva-museum.org

Genevieve Mae Burnett (1945-2015) passed quietly from lung cancer in November 2015 after 70 years of rough living, artmaking, and writing about life. She left to the Anchor House of Artists over seven hundred paintings, thousands of drawings, and journal writing dating back to 1956. Our endeavor now is to research her rich legacy and to present this oeuvre in serial exhibitions to the public. This show is a condensed exhibition from the past month featuring her cat paintings. Image: Burnett with her art.

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

 

Recent Paintings

Artist: Larry Preston
Start Date: May 1, 2019
End Date: June 8, 2019
Reception Date: Saturday, May, 5-7 pm
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

New oil paintings by artist Larry Preston. Working in the still life tradition, he explores subjects as varied as eggs from his own chickens, amaryllis flowers, knobby wild apples, and stacks of jelly donuts. Preston's work has been featured repeatedly in American Art Collector, which stated that he, "... rivals the Flemish Old Masters he studied as a youth." His paintings have a richness of color that is the result of many applications of thin colored glazes on smooth prepared wooden panels.

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

 

Northampton High School Student Art Exhibition

Start Date: May 1, 2019
End Date: May 29, 2019
Reception Date: Friday, May 10, 4-7pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Annual art show by NHS students. NHS students will display paintings, drawings, ceramics, and other art work. The selection is curated by art teachers Lisa Leary and Louise Martindell. Students at all levels are represented.

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

 

Selected Paintings 2014-2018

Artist: Chuck Stern
Start Date: May 3, 2019
End Date: May 26, 2019
Reception Date: Friday, May 10, 5-8pm
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

These pieces, at least while in progress, are about relationships: what color next to which, what pattern or shape settles in or calls for more action, what happens when the paint physically engages with or ignores or obscures the drawn shape? What excites or calms or irritates? Often small changes answer large questions.

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

 

Cityscapes

Artist: Deborah Rubin
Start Date: April 1, 2019
End Date: April 30, 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

Deborah Rubin has been pushing the boundaries of photorealism since the mid 1970's with a focus on nature. Her large-scale flower works made her one of the most sought-after floral painters in the country. "Cityscapes" is a bold new exhibition of urban landscapes. With their angular lines and flat planes, this series offers a sharp contrast to the organic curves of her well-known trees and flowers.

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

 

Paintings

Artist: Brooke Schnabel
Start Date: April 6, 2019
End Date: April 28, 2019
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tue-Thur & Sat, 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Brooke Schnabel will exhibit a collection of vivid landscapes and figurative artworks, oils, and watercolors, that have already delighted audiences in several venues in the local scene and beyond. The delight is in the play of sun over quiet harbors and broad, populated beaches. Detail at left: Beach Series #32, Acrylic on panel, 24"x 30"

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

 

Turn Towards the Living

Artist: Elizabeth Slade
Start Date: April 1, 2019
End Date: June 28, 2019
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Health Center
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive, #201
City/Town: Northampton

This is a show about living, about showing up boldly, unequivocally. It's an exploration beyond what the eye can see in a landscape into what else lives there. It is about possibility, allowing subtle colors in nature to live boldly on paper. Elizabeth Slade is an emerging artist who works in chalk pastel. She studies landscapes and seascapes working to bring them to life for her viewers.

Contact: Elizabeth Slade
elizslade@gmail.com
413-531-3016

 

From the Bottom of the Canyon

Artist: Ann McNeal
Start Date: April 2, 2019
End Date: April 29, 2019
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Ann McNeal's current paintings refer to the Grand Canyon. Not as seen from the top rim, a landscape of openings created by the Colorado River eons ago. But from underneath, inside the cleft, where changes are still made, where the effort of the river is palpable, the water is vital and dangerous. Where the walls hang above and dwarf the pilgrim. Knowing that there is no way to capture the immensity and detail all at once, Ann focuses on the moods of the canyon, the sense of space, and the light.

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

 

Mixed Media Dolls and Puppets

Artist: Anne Krauss
Start Date: April 2, 2019
End Date: April 29, 2019
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Textile artist Anne Krauss will be exhibiting mixed media dolls and puppets which incorporate found objects, clay, fabric, and encaustic wax. Her work is connected to the ancient traditions of storytelling and handcrafting objects with intention, while imbuing them with meaning. A long-time resident of Amherst, Anne manages her art studio in addition to a counseling practice, which specializes in work with artists, writers, and musicians.

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

 

Bronze Sculptures of Animals

Artist: Judith Abraham
Start Date: April 2, 2019
End Date: April 29, 2019
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

Judith Abraham is a sculptor and mixed media artist. Her works in wax and bronze have been inspired by her love for animals. Working in wax allows her to work directly with her subjects. In these pieces she spent time in fields and barns getting to know her models. She hopes you take as much delight in them as she has.

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

 

So Far: a 20 year retrospective

Artist: Janet Palin
Start Date: April 4, 2019
End Date: April 28, 2019
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

A view of the last 20 years of her pastel landscapes.

Contact: 413-586-6300

 

Motivo

Artist: Marjorie Morgan
Start Date: April 4, 2019
End Date: April 28, 2019
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Motivo features paintings that explore a landscape motif that artist Marjorie Morgan has been obsessed with for over a year. The repeated form evokes a sense of place and time with each iteration.

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

 

A Journey

Artists: Rita Edelman, Kate Whittaker
Start Date: April 3, 2019
End Date: April 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

Rita Edelman and Kate Whittaker create a two person exhibition at A.P.E.

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

 

Melody Foti

Artist: Melody Foti
Start Date: March 8, 2019
End Date: April 30, 2019
Location Name: Optical Studio
Address: 274 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton

Traditional Chinese watercolor on rice paper.

Contact: Melody Foti
Foti.melody@gmail.com

 

Lourdes Morales & Abbie Steiner

Artists: Lourdes Morales, Abbie Steiner
Start Date: March 8, 2019
End Date: April 30, 2019
Location Name: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Morales' subject matter evokes spaces of "interior/exterior" visual aspects. Her work dips freely into the realms of abstraction, figuration, surrealism, pop art, and spiritual expression. Steiner's "The Aleph Bet Bestiary" (2002-2019) is a response to the tradition of bestiaries and illuminated alphabets, and she creates whimsical prints suitable for animal lovers of all ages.

Contact: 413-584-7327

 

Details in Nature

Artist: Ellen Koteen
Start Date: March 1, 2019
End Date: April 30, 2019
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
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.

 

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

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Garden Structures and Ornaments

Artists: Piper Glass & Steel
Start Date: May 3, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2019
Reception Date: June 1, 3-5pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Fri-Mon 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

A variety of structures and decorations providing visual interest, functional support, and fun in the garden. Materials used include steel, stainless steel, glass, and wood. Inspired by the beauty, magic, and endless possibilities of gardening!

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

 

Fabrications

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 1, 2019
End Date: May 27, 2019
Reception Date: May 11, 2-4pm
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Sun-Mon & Wed-Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11-7pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

Functional, wearable, and decorative work by Co-op artists working in various fiber media including quilting, felting, stitchery, weaving, knitting, marbling, canvas floor cloths and placemats, and collage.

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

 

5th Fabulous Hilltown Draw-Around

Date: April 27, 12pm-12am
Location Name: Cowell Gym
Address: 51 Maple Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: theartgarden.wordpress.com/

Join the Shelburne Falls Art Garden for 12 fantastical hours of community doodling, drawing, and creative coloring fun! This inclusive all-ages community event is a pay-what-you-can fundraiser benefiting the local ARTeens after school program. Whether you are 8 or 80, a closet artist or the next Picasso, come make your mark! For more information or to volunteer please email Laura or visit website.

Contact: Laura
liveson504@gmail.com

 

The Lay of the Land

Artist: Nina Anderson Coler
Start Date: March 27, 2019
End Date: April 29, 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

A native of Western Massachusetts, Nina's watercolors demonstrate a passion for the rural landscape. She views her paintings as another way to advocate for the environment and the preservation of open space. She and her husband live off the grid on 100 acres of field and forest, growing most of their own food, harvesting their own firewood, and sharing their land for hiking and skiing.

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

 

Creating Together: Collaborations Between Mothers & Their Children

Artists: group show
Start Date: March 8, 2019
End Date: April 28, 2019
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: Fri-Mon 10am-6pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

This exhibit shows the creative partnership between 3 moms and their children when making artwork together. Each collaboration has it's own unique nature, capturing the special bonding experience between mother and child that comes out of making something together.

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

 

Women of Power

Artist: Belinda Lyons Zucker
Start Date: February 8, 2019
End Date: April 28, 2019
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

 

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.

 

Southwick Exhibits/Events

Southwick Cultural Council 20th Annual Arts Exhibition

Start Date: April 27, 2019
End Date: April 28, 2019
Reception Date: Friday, April 26, 5:30-7:30pm
Location Name: Southwick Town Hall
Address: 454 College Highway
City/Town: Southwick

Contact: cultural@southwickma.net

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Sporeplay at ArtStop(s)

Artist: Madge Evers
Start Date: May 3, 2019
End Date: July 31, 2019
Reception Date: Friday, May 3, 2019, 5-8pm
Location Name: UMass Springfield
Hours: Mon-Thur 7:30am-10pm, Fri 7:30am-5pm, Sat 8am-5pm
Address: 1500 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.sporeplay.com

Madge Evers makes art with the millions of tiny spores that fall from the gills of mushrooms. Her work originates in the soil, using materials she grows or forages to explore tensions between randomness and the deliberate. Evers's mushroom spore prints have been described as "at the nexus of printmaking, antique photography, and environmental studies." Pictured is "Hermann's Pirouette," a 22x30 inch mushroom spore print on paper.

Contact: Madge Evers
mevers6@comcast.net

 

Jason Antaya at ArtStop(s)

Artist: Jason Antaya
Start Date: May 3, 2019
End Date: July 31, 2019
Reception Date: May 3, 5-8pm
Location Name: Valley Venture Hub
Address: 276 Bridge Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: jasonantayaart.wordpress.com

Contact: Jason Antaya
jasonantaya808@gmail.com
413-204-6964

 

The Black Elephant in the Room

Artist: Ryan A. Murray
Start Date: May 3, 2019
End Date: July 31, 2019
Reception Date: May 3
Location Name: Valley Venture Hub
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Address: 276 Bridge Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: ryanamurray.com

Series of artworks on display by Ryan Murray. Ryan is a Springfield-based stencil artist whose subject matter includes social commentaries, abandoned buildings, streets, and the under-representation of mental health issues in African-American communities, using both autobiographical and pop culture elements -- at times revealing hidden beauty and at other times unearthing unsettling but important conversations.

Contact: Ryan Murray
ryanamurray1@gmail.com
413-535-6173

 

ART STOP(S) 2019

Date: Friday, May 3, 5-8pm
Location Name: multiple locations
Address: starts at 1550 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldculture.org/cultural-events

Galleries, artists, musicians, puppeteers, magicians, actors, stilt walkers… and downtown dining discounts for visitors with an ART STOP(S) Passport, all come together for this very special community evening celebrating Springfield arts and culture! Pop-Up gallery locations highlight ART STOP(S)'s juried artists while existing art galleries show current and special exhibits, and other locations host their own retail and resident artists. A complete list is available on the website.

Contact: Karen Finn
karen@springfieldculture.org
413-337-1713

 

Just Talking

Artist: Dane Tilghman
Start Date: February 26, 2019
End Date: May 31, 2019
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 12-3pm
Address: Tower Square, 1500 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: art4thesoul.org

An exhibition featuring the works of Dane Tilghman, premier painter of the African-American experience.

 

Breathing In: Monotypes by Doris Madsen

Artist: Doris Madsen
Start Date: March 2, 2019
End Date: April 25, 2019
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 Street
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

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Landscape Collage

Artist: Jesus Vio
Start Date: March 15, 2019
End Date: April 26, 2019
Location Name: La Mariposa
Hours: Mon-Fri 12-5pm, or by appt
Address: 111 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.facebook.com/events/866200353710991

Jesus Vio uses landscape to explore new themes and aesthetics for the general global consciousness by using multimedia collage, contemporary transcendental/spiritual reflections of nature, and titles with themes of science.

Contact: jesusvioarts@gmail.com

 

Spontaneous Combustion: The Improvisatory Art of Adam Bosse

Artist: Adam Bosse
Start Date: March 14, 2019
End Date: May 5, 2019
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: ninasnook.com

Musician and music educator Adam Bosse explores improvisatory painting techniques where colorful chaos and black ink lines collide in an often explosive union. Bosse's art work is presented here for the first time along with sound tracks from Bosse's two music groups, 23 Ensemble and Fred Cracklin, accessible to gallery goers through a scannable QR code displayed with the artwork, or played on the gallery speaker system.

Contact: 413-834-8800

 

Ware Exhibits/Events

The Life And Works Of Elizabeth Howe Lincoln

Artist: Elizabeth Howe Lincoln
Start Date: May 1, 2019
End Date: June 29, 2019
Reception Date: Saturday, May 5, 5-7pm
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 is proud to feature the original works of Elizabeth (Betty) Howe Lincoln during the months of May and June. Reminiscent of days gone by, Betty Lincoln's work captures life in the Quabbin Valley during the heyday of small-town America. Beloved art teacher at Ware High School finishing her career in art education at Wilbraham-Monson Academy. Accomplished artist for eight decades. Betty died in 2011 at the age of 93. Don't miss your chance to purchase a piece of history.

Contact: Cindy Allen Bourcier
artworks@workshop13.org
413-277-6909

 

Regional Renowned Artists Celebrated

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 1, 2019
End Date: April 30, 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

Come celebrate and witness the whimsical to classical arts of many accomplished local artists: Susan Pecora, Gary Lipincott, Ruth Sanderson and others. Co-op members will welcome and educate you with spontaneous demonstrations or interesting conversation. Many one-of-a-kind art works are offered for sale. Including fine art, sculpture, jewelry, photography and more. Visit us to explore and become inspired. Other downtown shops offer antiques and vintage items.

Contact: Cindy Allen Bourcier
artworks@workshop13.org
413-277-6909

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Articulture Westfield 2019

Date: May 4, 10am-5pm
Reception Date: May 3, 6-8pm
Location Name: The Episcopal Church of the Atonement
Address: 36 Court Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.facebook.com/ArtWorksWestfield

Articulture Westfield is a celebration of local artistic expression featuring up to fifty visual artists from Westfield and Valley communities, live musical performances, and fourteen local authors all under one roof! Most art work will be available for purchase. This is our fourth annual Articulture event, which provides a platform for new and emerging artists to showcase their work alongside the work of more established and seasoned Pioneer Valley artists. Admission to this event is FREE!

Contact: Bill Westerlind
artworkswestfield@gmail.com
413-335-6976

 

A Sense of Place

Artist: Kim Carlino
Start Date: March 21, 2019
End Date: April 25, 2019
Location Name: Arno Maris Gallery, Ely Campus Center
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Saturday 11am-3pm
Address: Westfield State University
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfield.ma.edu/marisgallery

Carlino is a self-described interventionist, mining the space between painting and drawing. "I explore the evolutionary nature of mark making and relationships between color, geometry, line, and form." Carlino has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions throughout Massachusetts, as well as in New York, New Jersey, and Florida. A summa cum laude graduate of UMass Amherst, she resides and works in Easthampton.

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

 

Williamsburg Exhibits/Events

Rooted In This Place

Artist: Carol Duke
Start Date: April 2, 2019
End Date: April 28, 2019
Reception Date: April 28, 3-5pm
Location Name: Neil Hammer Gallery, Meekins Library
Hours: Tue 12-5pm, Wed 10am-8pm, Thur 3-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Address: 2 Williams Street
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: caroldukeflowers.com

The paintings in this exhibit are remembered and imagined landscapes. Echoing the majesty of Rock Maples and a 1790 farmhouse nestled on a hillside in Williamsburg, Carol Duke seeks to convey the magical feeling of the land and the dialogue between trees and the humble white clapboard house.

 

Craft Fairs & Open Studios & Pop-up Shops

Art Happening in Millers Falls

Date: April 27, 10am-6pm
Location Name: multiple locations
Address: around 28 Bridge Street
City/Town: Millers Falls

Open studios, live music, craft vendors, art demonstrations, street performers, kids activities and more! Studios are located around 28 Bridge Street in downtown Millers Falls. Free! Rain or Shine.

 

Open Studios, Art Show, Sale & Reception at Indian Orchard Mills

Date: May 4-5, 12-4pm both days
Location Name: The Dane Gallery At Indian Orchard Mills
Address: 34 Front Street
City/Town: Indian Orchard
Website: www.IndianOrchardMills.com

Wander through the century-old mill complex and meet over 50 Artists as they welcome you into their private studios and showcase their art in the Dane Gallery. This semi-annual event highlights the energy and diversity of the tenant's many talents. The exhibition will include stained glass, textile art, photography, pottery, jewelry, paintings in a variety of mediums, repurposed furniture, woodworking and much more.

Contact: Judy Webber
judy@indianorchardmills.com
413-543-3321

 

Palmer Artisan Festival

Date: Saturday, May 4, 11am-4pm
Location Name: Palmer Historical & Cultural Center
Address: 2072 Main Street
City/Town: Three Rivers
Website: www.townofpalmer.com

ArtWeek Event featuring 40+ artisan vendors as well as the Palmer High School Art Department, Palmer Library, and Palmer Senior Center. Fine Art, pottery, photography, jewelry, textiles, woodworking, etc. as well as all day musical performances and food.

Contact: Nancy Roy
palmerculturalcouncil@gmail.com
413-896-5838

 

Cottage Street Open Studios

Date: May 4-5, 10am-5pm both days
Location Name: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: cottagestreetstudios.com

A weekend-long interactive event where approx. 25 artists showcase their work, demonstrate their processes, and offer informal talks about creativity. Demonstrations and workshops will be held on topics including: painting, ceramics, weaving, lamp makeovers, and printing on salvaged & restored letterpress equipment! Seeing the art is inspiring; getting to know the artists and talking about creativity is where the magic happens.

Contact: Patricia Czepiel Hayes
ph@hadleydesignworks.net
413-259-5164

 

Patricia Czepiel Hayes Open Studio

Date: May 4-5, 10am-5pm both days
Location Name: Studio #508 at Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street (5th floor)
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.hadleydesignworks.net

Original paintings in oil, as well as prints, notecards and tile reproductions. See my ongoing "Daydream" series of landscapes in oil and watch a demonstration of my process, working in oils without solvents. All questions are welcome!

Contact: Patricia Czepiel Hayes
ph@hadleydesignworks.net
413-259-5164

 

Open Studio and Art Sale

Date: Thursday, May 2, 5-8pm
Location Name: Rosanne Helden + Sally Kealy Art Studio
Address: 26 S. Prospect Street, Suite 3
City/Town: Amherst

Light refreshments and wine. Chat with the artists about what inspires them as well as their favorite techniques. Rosanne Helden paints in oil, cold wax and watercolor. Sally Kealy paints in oil, cold wax and acrylic. Another entrance to studio is behind Laughing Dog Bicycle Shop.

 

Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail

Date: April 27-28, 10am-5pm both days
Location Name: nine studios located throughout western MA
Address: see website for locations
City/Town: Northfield, Greenfield, Shelburne Falls, Florence, Northampton, Hadley, Pelham
Website: www.apotterytrail.com

15th annual, self-guided tour of 24 potters at 9 studios. This vibrant springtime tradition showcases the work and workspaces of a group of nationally known potters and additional guest artists, including Mary Barringer, Molly Cantor, Stephen Earp, Lucy Fagella, Tom White, Francine & Frank Ozereko, Donna McGee, Tiffany Hilton and James Guggina. Pick up a "Pottery Passport" at your first stop and get it stamped at each studio. Visit seven or more studios to enter our raffles for pottery prizes!

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

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Fiber & Fashion

Sponsoring Group Name: Cider House Media/ #LOCAL - A Gallery With A Twist
Deadline: May 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton

All media eligible for consideration: all visual arts, painting, drawing, sculpture, and video. We are open to seeing other mediums as well. Our theme is fiber art, including wearable art. We are open to many different styles and formats and thinking and creating outside of the box. The show will be up for 2 months until July 7th. We will consider 3D as well as 2D work. Abstract art is welcome too. Email 1-3 images with title, dimensions, medium, and description of each piece (this is optional).

Contact: Elizabeth Appelquist
elizabeth@ciderhouse.media

 

11th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Deadline: November 2
Submission Fees: $25 per entry until Oct 26, $30 after
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

Five Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media. A total of 27 awards. Selection & Awards Jurors/Judges: Maureen Cotti and Matthew Mattingly. The Art Show is to benefit the Agawam Public Library and to help recognize and encourage artists. Show Dates: Nov 4-29. More info and entry form on website.

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

 

Conservatory Art Installation at Emily Dickinson Museum

Sponsoring Group Name: Emily Dickinson Museum
Deadline: May 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/calltoartists

Call to artists for a summer art installation in the conservatory at the Homestead where Emily Dickinson was born, died, and did most of her writing and her tending of plants! The selected artist will create an installation in any medium that draws attention to the importance of this diminutive space in the life of one of America's greatest poets, and enhances the visitor experience by integrating contemporary art in a historic setting. Full information on the project on the website.

Contact: BSteinhauser@EmilyDickinsonMuseum.org

 

Studio Mural at Valley Free Radio

Sponsoring Group Name: Valley Free Radio, WXOJ 103.3FM Northampton
Deadline: April 28
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.ValleyFreeRadio.org

Valley Free Radio, the Pioneer Valley's local community radio station, is looking to have a mural painted inside the station. VFR is a hub of political activism, free thought, and music. We are looking for art that reflects independent media and the variety of voices here. The wall is 11' x 20'4" and includes a door and central ceiling beam. Please submit supporting documents, a draft of the idea, 3-5 images of your past work, and/or CV or resume.

Contact: Caroline Ruderman
CarolineRuderman@gmail.com

 

2nd Annual Dewey House Summer Social Craft Fair

Sponsoring Group Name:
Deadline: May 4
Submission Fees: $30
City/Town: Westfield

The 2nd Annual Dewey House Summer Social Craft Fair is scheduled for June 15 on the lawn of the Church of the Atonement, Court St, Westfield, 10am-3pm. Rain date June 22. We are looking for local craftspeople (NO vendors/direct sales please) to join us, each space is $30 and pre-registration is required. This is an outdoor event and space is limited. Last year's event was very successful and all proceeds from this event will go to the Dewey House preservation fund. For more info, please contact Julie.

Contact: Julie
justme00315@yahoo.com
413-454-5371

 

Open Call for Female or Female Identifying Photographers

Sponsoring Group Name: Underexposed Magazine
Deadline: July 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Pioneer Valley area
Website: underexposedmagazine.tumblr.com

Underexposed Magazine is an online magazine curated by Davìda Carta, and it is dedicated to showcasing and promoting fine art photography made by women. If you are a female or female identifying photographer, submit a photo in low resolution, and a link to your website, along with some info about your project.

Contact: Davida Carta
underexposedphotos@gmail.com

 

Makers Market

Sponsoring Group Name: Storrowton Village Museum
Deadline: April 30
Submission Fees: $25 (if accepted)
City/Town: West Springfield
Website: storrowtonvillage.com/makersmarket

Storrowton is looking for vendors for our new summer makers market, to be held on June 15, 2019. At our market, vendors can expect to connect with a community of like-minded creatives and an enthusiastic customer base excited to shop your wares -- all surrounded by the beautiful 18th and 19th century buildings on our grounds. For more information, please visit the website.

Contact: Sarah Platanitis
splatanitis@thebige.com
413-205-5041

 

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

 

Classes & Workshops

Make Your Own OVAL Pottery Platter

Date & Time: May 19, 12:30-6:30pm
Fee: $65 for DVAA members / $75 for non-members
Organization: Deerfield Valley Art Association
Class Location: DVAA Gallery/ Gift Shop
Address: 105 Main Street
City/Town: Northfield
Website: deerfieldvalleyart.org

Leyden Potter Rhonda Wainshilbaum teaches you how to roll out clay to form, design and paint for firing your own functional decorative work of art. Bring design ideas for an OVAL PLATTER and a blow dryer if you have one. Coffee and snacks provided. Preregistration is required.

Contact: Gen Abate
genabate333@gmail.com
413-225-3132

 

Paint Your Own Flower Faerie with Anya Jacobs

Date & Time: May 18 & June 22
Fee: $45 per session
Class Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

In a fun environment with fresh flowers and bits of nature to draw inspiration from, students will design and complete their own imaginative faerie characters to take home with them! Call or email to sign up.

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

 

Landscape Painting with Barbara Johnson

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6-9pm, May 8 - June 12
Fee: $400
Class Location: Barbara Johnson Studio
Address: One Cottage Street, Studio #431
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BarbaraJohnsonWorkshops.com

Observe the effects of atmosphere and the color of light on the landscape. Guidance for mixing color, canvas or panel preparation, composition, and equipment needs. Individual guidance provided, along with continual study of master landscape paintings for methods and composition. Class sizes are limited to ensure individualized instruction. All levels are welcome.

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

 

Artist Workshops with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: ongoing spring/summer/fall
Class Location: Valley View Studio + Gallery or out in the landscape
City/Town: Pelham and Amherst
Website: www.lornaritz.com

Technical and Aesthetic Instruction: A critical approach to your painting and drawing. A year long series of six weekly three-hour classes, both landscape and figure. Lorna encourages artists to ask questions on paper or canvas with curiosity, rather than stating only what the eye perceptually sees. The eye, instead, moves around and not just on the object being drawn or painted, so that movement is created through color relationships. questions: lenajenny3@yahoo.com

Contact: gchilenski@gmail.com
207-975-2659

 

Artist-in-Business Training

Date & Time: Saturday, April 27, 9am-4pm
Fee: $15
Organization: Arts Extension Service
Class Location: UMass Springfield
Address: Tower Square, 1500 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.umass.edu/aes/artist-business-training

Dive in to our 1-day Artist-in-Business Training and leave ready to take the next steps towards your successful arts business! Working segments include business planning, marketing, pricing your work, and more. $15 registration fee includes coffee, continental breakfast, lunch, and training materials. Space is limited. Priority given to Springfield and Indian Orchard area artists. More info and registration details on website.

Contact: aes@acad.umass.edu

 

Art Classes at Studio Works Modern

Date & Time: ongoing, 4-6:30pm; Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
Fee: $150 to $450 per month (see website for details)
Organization: Studio Works Modern
Class Location: Brushworks Building
Address: 221 Pine Street, Ste #230
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.studioworksmodern.com

Are you interested in being an artist, or aspiring to a Visual Arts Career? Explore drawing, painting and printmaking. Learn about Fine Art, Commercial Illustration, Design, Publishing, and Applied Visual Arts. For beginners through advanced. Zhee Singer is a professional artist and publisher of fine art, worked as a commercial illustrator for fortune 500's. Exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Tours Program, Oakland Museum, gallery exhibitions, private and corporate collections.

Contact: Zhee Singer
info@zheesingerstudio.com
413-727-8352

 

Learn Basics of Digital Photography

Date & Time: 7-9pm, May 2-23
Fee: $175
Class Location: Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center
Address: 2 East Street (@Route 10)
City/Town: Southampton
Website: floydgallery.com

New camera? Need a refresher? This basic digital photo workshop delivers. Learn with a working PRO now. Our workshop introduces you to all the gadgets on your camera and how you use them to control the photographs you will create. Sign up now. You will learn the principles of making better photos. Image: Swan ©Marc St. Onge, 2018.

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

 

Vav Immersion: 15 week Weaving Intensive

Date & Time: 9am-3:40pm daily, August 12 - November 22
Fee: $9,500 (includes instruction and studio time, course handouts)
Class Location: Fabric of Life
Address: 80 Bassett Road
City/Town: Shelburne
Website: www.fabric-of-life.org/programs/immersion

Immerse yourself in a beautiful rural environment, weaving by day and delving into other textile wonders at night. Led by Becky Ashenden, renowned Scandinavian Weaver, this comprehensive course explores foundational skills, then builds on them to include challenging projects and extensive theory classes. Live and learn this age-old craft at the Farmhouse in Shelburne, with weekly visits to our partner organization, Vavstuga Weaving School in Shelburne Falls. Application deadline: May 15.

Contact: Jennifer Martin
jennifer@fabric-of-life.org

 

Fiber Frolic

Date & Time: 9am-3pm daily, July 1-5
Fee: $325 (+ $50 materials fee)
Class Location: Fabric of Life
Address: 80 Bassett Road
City/Town: Shelburne
Website: www.fabric-of-life.org/programs/weaving-for-young-people

Fiber Frolic is an inter-generational program for the young - and young at heart - to delve into the world of weaving through active play, story, movement, and activity. Would your child like to spend a week in a beautiful natural setting, unplugged, picnicking, playing hoops and other old-fashioned games in addition to weaving on hand looms both big and small in our barn studio? Would you? Come join us! Adult family and friends are encouraged to participate alongside their young weavers.

Contact: Jennifer Martin
jennifer@fabric-of-life.org

 

Center for the Arts Drawing Group

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 10am-1pm, ongoing
Fee: $15 drop-in, $10 in advance
Class Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.nohoarts.org

Each Wednesday morning session begins with a nude model assuming a series of short poses that increase in length from 2 minutes to 30 minutes. There are no requirements other than a desire to draw, so bring your paper and pencil, watercolors, crayons… whatever medium you choose. Beginners and experts and all in between are welcome. No critique or instructions, just drawing. Tables, chairs, and easels are provided.

Contact: Chris Murphy
cmurph.com@gmail.com

 

Stained Glass Workshop / Open Studio Time

Date & Time: Sunday, May 5, 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 date for the same class: June 2.

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

 

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

 

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

Holyoke: Studio at Paper City Studios

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

$430 per month + heat. The unit available is a 2nd floor walk up studio. Bathroom and slop sink are located outside the studio. Room size 15' x 45' with a built in room 8' x 15' and two 7' windows facing the canal. Comes with a 4' x 14' work table.

Contact: Bruce Fowler
brucefowlerart@yahoo.com

 

Crowdfunding

Fresh Paint Springfield

Goal: $50,000
Start Date: April 1
End Date: April 30
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.patronicity.com/project/fresh_paint_springfield

During the first week of June, seventeen professional muralists will be creating ten giant murals throughout downtown Springfield. Our goal is to raise $50,000, which will be matched by a $50,000 grant from MassDevelopment. If you're wondering why we need that much money (and more), consider this: these ten works of art will require at least 1500 cans of spray paint, 500 gallons of liquid paint, dozens of brushes and rollers, and hundreds of hours of skilled labor. No amount is too small, or too large.

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