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This Week's Newsletter: November 23, 2021

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
November 23, 2021
Issue #690

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Featured Listings:

Laura Bundesen Neuro Art Pop Up Shop

Start Date: November 29
End Date: December 4
Location: REEVX LABS
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm
Address: 270 Bridge Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: laurabundesen.com

Neuro fiber artist Laura Bundesen brings her original artwork, prints, coloring books, enamel pins and earrings to the REEVX Labs storefront for a one of a kind pop up shop. Laura's work focuses solely on fantastical images of the human brain. Her mission is to inspire and motivate anyone with a neurologic disorder and their loved ones, along with healthcare professionals, scientists and students who work with the brain.

Contact: Laura Bundesen
Laura@LauraBundesen.com
201-925-5128

 

Easthampton: Cottage Street Open Studios and Holiday Sale

Date: December 4, 5 & 11, 10am-5pm each day
Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: cottagestreetstudios.com

After two years, we are back! Located in the heart of the Easthampton Cultural District, Cottage Street Studios hosts its Open Studios and Holiday Sale! A talented group of more than 25 local fine artists and makers will offer a creative selection of gifts and fine art for home, family and friends in all price ranges: from the smallest ornament to the largest painting. Meet the artists, see where the magic happens, learn how things are made, and find that special gift or treasure that will last a lifetime.

Contact: Ellen Koteen
ellen27louise@yahoo.com
413-210-5141

 

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Multi-Location Exhibits/Events

Valley Artists Expo

Date: ongoing through Thanksgiving
Location: ValleyBike Kiosks
City/Town: Springfield, West Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, South Hadley, Easthampton, Northampton, and Amherst
Website: commonwealthmurals.org/valley-artist-expo

Common Wealth Murals collaborated with ValleyBike on the Valley Artists Expo, which celebrates the work of Pioneer Valley artists. Twenty local visual artists and their work are displayed on ValleyBike Kiosks throughout the region, showing the diversity of artists and artistic work being created in the Pioneer Valley. The artists were photographed with a piece of their work by Amherst portrait photographer, Isabella Dellolio.

Contact: Britt Ruhe
britt@commonwealthmurals.org
413-230-8146

 

Online Exhibits/Events

Wear Orange: A Virtual Art Exhibit: Film Screening

Date: December 8, 7-8pm
Location: Online via Emily Williston Memorial Library
Website: tinyurl.com/ewml-wear-orange

Emily Williston Memorial Library hosts a virtual screening of Wear Orange: an Art Exhibit (the movie). Over fifty artists from New England and beyond, including 17 survivors of gun violence are featured. The works present reflections on historic and current gun violence, particular incidents of homicides, mass shootings and personal experience. Doris Madsen of Easthampton is the creator of the movie and primary organizer of the art show. Content warning: disturbing language, sounds and images of guns.

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

 

Amherst Exhibits/Events

Small Wonders Holiday Show and Sale

Artists: Gallery A3 members and invited guest artists
Start Date: December 2, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Reception Date: December 2, 5-8pm
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 3-8pm, Xmas & New Year's Eve 3-5:30pm
Address: 28 Amity Street, 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Intimate, enticing, in-person, fun, and affordable.... Gallery A3's annual Holiday Show and Sale Small Wonders features small works created by artist members of this contemporary cooperative gallery, along with works by invited guest artists. Most of the original artwork is on 6x6 or 5x7 wood panels, and includes paintings, prints, photographs, collages, assemblages, and sculptures. All pieces are cash and carry. Image: Sue Katz, Circles Diptych, encaustic.

Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com

 

Dekorglädje

Artist: Alison Aune
Start Date: November 4, 2021
End Date: November 26, 2021
Location: Hope & Feathers Framing
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hopeandfeathersframing.com/alison-aune-dekorgladje

My years of traveling in Nordic and Baltic countries, and living in Minnesota, has inspired the creation of my current body of work. I have been researching and documenting historic textile patterns and folk art designs as source material that I reinterpret and re-contextualize through mixed media and folk painting approaches. Through this creative process, I explore and celebrate, the intersection of art, craft, and heritage.

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

 

Dear Black Child

Artist: Eesha Suntai
Start Date: October 27, 2021
End Date: December 10, 2021
Location: Augusta Savage Gallery
Hours: Mon-Tue 1-7pm, Wed-Fri 1-5pm
Address: New Africa House, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/cbc4d7

Suntai focuses on subject matter possessing bold, evocative, and unapologetically dramatic color. This exhibition will include portraiture reflecting on her perspective of growing up as a person of color -- a black child in America.

 

"...in this backyard garden of the mind..."

Artist: Rebecca Muller
Start Date: November 4, 2021
End Date: November 27, 2021
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 3-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street, 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Spilling wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling, an immersive mixed media installation by Rebecca Muller transforms the interior space of Gallery A3 with found matter, wire mesh, and photographic images. Art Forum Online: Thursday, November 18, 7:30-9pm. Pre-register on website. Image: photograph with rebar, eroded metal, black mesh, coated wire, organic debris. Rebecca Muller, "...in this backyard garden...".

 

Green and Orange

Artists: Gallery A3 members
Start Date: October 28, 2021
End Date: January 6, 2022
Location: GoBerry 'n Cream
Hours: Sun-Thur 12-9:15pm, Fri-Sat 12-10pm
Address: 28 Amity Street, 1E
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Come experience fresh, local frozen yogurt or ice cream, while enjoying Gallery A3's exhibit titled, "Green and Orange." Photograph, "New Haven", by Nancy Meagher.

 

The Thing Itself

Artist: Christopher Janke
Start Date: September 7, 2021
End Date: December 1, 2021
Location: Hampden Gallery
Hours: Tue & Thur & Fri 1:30-5:30pm, Mon & Wed 2:30-6:30pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/xvx

Janke's latest show is an exhibit of light, video, rainwater, found artifacts, and periscopes. It investigates the gallery into which the work has been installed, previewing glimpses into rooms that have been closed to the public since 1997. The work questions the reliability of what we receive and prioritize through our senses and everyday experiences. Image: Christopher Janke, "The Thing Itself: Hallway Arches Looking South", Dimensions: 144" x 72" x 178, 560 minutes, Material: Light.

Contact: Sally Curcio
sallycurcio@umass.edu
413-545-3394

 

Formed with Silica

Artist: group show
Start Date: September 7, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Online via Hampden Gallery
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/sz4

Formed with Silica is an international online exhibition curated by Sally Prasch that features works from glass artists that range from realism, surrealism, to abstraction. Sally Prasch exhibits her work internationally and is a Scientific Glassblower and Glass Instructor at UMass Amherst.

Contact: Sally Curcio
sallycurcio@umass.edu
413-545-3394

 

Lateral Geographies

Artist: Daniel Zeller
Start Date: September 7, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Online via Hampden Gallery
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/e9e

Lateral Geographies is comprised of a series of recent (mostly) abstract drawings that attempt to explore a connection between what can be presented through our advanced tools of observation and what can be invented or distorted utilizing similar visual elements. Image: Daniel Zeller, "Integrated Input", ink and acrylic on paper, 23 x 30 inches, 2017.

Contact: Sally Curcio
sallycurcio@umass.edu
413-545-3394

 

Prince

Artist: Nicole Eisenman
Start Date: September 23, 2021
End Date: December 5, 2021
Location: University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA)
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: Fine Arts Center, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/q90

An exhibition of prints by internationally renowned artist Nicole Eisenman is the artist's first museum exhibition to focus solely on their remarkable prints (lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, paper pulp prints, and monotypes). Despite Eisenman's reputation as one of the leading artists of our time, this exhibition provides a first glimpse into the range of the artist's exploration and experimentation in printmaking.

Contact: 413-545-3672

 

Tools = Work

Artist: Peter Dellert
Start Date: September 7, 2021
End Date: May 14, 2022
Location: Hampden Gallery Sculpture Garden
Hours: Tue & Thur & Fri 1:30-5:30pm, Mon & Wed 2:30-6:30pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artlink.click/mzj

Two enlarged vintage kitchen tool sculptures are on exhibition in the Hampden gallery outdoor sculpture garden. These pieces reflect on the past and present production and use of hand tools, and tool users at home and at work in both the past and the present contemporary culture. Image: Peter Dellet, "Blend", turned, painted wood, stainless steel, recycled plastic. 72 x 36x 36 inches, 2019. Photo credit: Motoko Inoue.

Contact: Sally Curcio
sallycurcio@umass.edu
413-545-3394

 

Interstitial Zigzags

Artist: Benjamin Cowden
Start Date: September 10, 2021
End Date: November 30, 2021
Location: Portal Gallery
Address: Boltwood Plaza, Boltwood Walk
City/Town: Amherst

The inaugural exhibition at the new Portal Gallery on Boltwood Plaza, located in the headhouse above the town parking garage. Cowden's exhibition features five small windows into moving worlds. The artworks are kinetic and interactive: "viewers can make noise or shine light from their cell phones to activate the sculptures."

Contact: William Kaizen
publicart@amherstma.gov

 

Colrain Exhibits/Events

Fleurs, Fiori, Flores, Flowers

Artist: Pacifico Palumbo
Start Date: November 13, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: The Barrel Shop Gallery
Address: 2 Heath Road
City/Town: Colrain
Website: thebarrelshopgallery.com

Original floral paintings by Artist Pacifico Palumbo, and giclee copies on canvas at reasonable prices.

Contact: Pacifico Palumbo
info@greenemporium.com
413-624-3275

 

Deerfield Exhibits/Events

Visions & Transitions - Paintings: 1971-2021

Artist: Robert Moorhead
Start Date: October 29, 2021
End Date: December 17, 2021
Location: Von Auersperg Gallery
Address: Deerfield Academy
City/Town: Deerfield

Images based on letter forms from the Roman and Arabic alphabets, isometric planes, poetic texts, and geometric abstractions. Executed in standard, iridescent and interference acrylic paint, many of the works respond to varying light sources and viewing positions. Moorhead admires and is influenced by early Christian mysticism, French Romanesque frescoes, and Russian icons. His grounding in the values of 'modernism' finds its way into his work as does the rendering of deep philosophical states.

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Sky: Native Art Exhibit

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 5, 2021
End Date: November 30, 2021
Location: 50 Arrow Gallery
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 244
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: facebook.com/fiftyarrowgallery

A collaborative native art exhibit in partnership with Paper City Clothing Company's "November Red" exhibit. This multi-site show features new art from local Native American artists: Ella Alkiewicz, Hailey-Jade Araujo, Justin Beatty, Casey Figueroa, Amalia FourHawks, Nayana LaFond, Anthony Melting Tallow.

Contact: Jason Montgomery
860-214-6214

 

Sound and Color

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 5, 2021
End Date: November 30, 2021
Location: Go With the Float in Keystone Building
Hours: Wed 9:30am-10pm, Thur-Fri 12-10pm, Sat-Sun 9:30am-10pm, Mon 12-10pm
Address: 122 Pleasant Street, Suite 126
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: gwtfloat.com

Four women artists, Sabrina Herman, Amy Dawn Kotel, Sharona Leshner, and Melissa Pandina, come together to share their tasty flavors of colorful art for your visual enjoyment and consumption. There are ways we all overlap in our style and yet, we are all so different. There is something splendid for every eye taste, as long as you appreciate a little color. Accompanying our art will be the exquisite sounds of Panthalasa. a spontaneous sound exploration experience. Masks required.

Contact: Amy Dawn Kotel
adkzab@gmail.com
413-923-2554

 

Art In the Orchard 2021 - The Sixth Biennial

Start Date: August 1, 2021
End Date: November 28, 2021
Location: Park Hill Orchard
Hours: dawn to dusk daily
Address: 82 Park Hill Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: parkhillorchard.com/art

A multifaceted sculpture exhibition and festival on the grounds of a working New England apple orchard. AIO 2021 is a curated invitational sculpture exhibition along a walking trail showcasing three-dimensional outdoor works and installations created by local and regional artists. Additional events (such as music, storytelling, theater, and school field trips) will be programmed most weeks.

Contact: Jean-Pierre Pasche
jean-pierre@parkhillorchard.com

 

Florence Exhibits/Events

Paintings

Artist: Valerie Bassett
Start Date: November 1, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Northampton Cooperative Bank lobby
Address: 6 Main Street
City/Town: Florence

 

Print Projects

Artist: Margaret Jean Taylor
Start Date: October 19, 2021
End Date: November 28, 2021
Location: Sanford Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com

Throughout her career as an artist, Ms. Taylor has turned her focus to the landscapes of the places she's lived and loved, from New England to Montana to Texas and beyond. Print Projects showcases prints from four of the artists' print projects, including "Montana Spring", "The Rose & Fire and Ash", "Darkness and Light" and "Shattered." We ask that visitors to the Sanford Gallery wear masks.

Contact: info@zeamaysprintmaking.com
413-584-1783

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

Farm: Early Frost

Artist: Samantha Wood
Start Date: December 3, 2021
End Date: December 30, 2021
Reception Date: December 3, 6-8pm (presentation 7pm)
Location: Looky Here
Hours: Sun 12-3pm, and by chance or appt
Address: 28 ChapmanStreet
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: lookyheregreenfield.com

In September 2020, a killing frost punctuated a precious growing season already marked by the pandemic, climate change, and the coming election. This installation, which brings together images and field recordings, is the result of time spent on two local farms, Leyden Glen Farm and Just Roots, to listen closely and observe the forces at work there. An exploration of the landscape amidst rational despair, Farm: Early Frost is an invitation to listen.

Contact: Samantha Wood
cornerrobot@gmail.com
413-522-3832

 

2nd annual Community Art Show The LAVA Center

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 4, 2021
End Date: December 30, 2021
Location: The LAVA Center
Hours: Thur 5-8pm, Sat 11am-2pm
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org/community-art-show

Artists include: Charmae Bartlett (painting), Sophia Chambers (collage), Cara Finch (painting), Emerald Glen (painting), Jay Goldspinner (collage), Cathe Janke (painting), Robert Markey (painting), Billie Mae (collage), Stacey Peas (collage), Vanessa Query (photography), Thomas Ratte (drawing), Art Schwenger (photography), Philippe Simon (photography), Lindy Whiton (photography), Diane Worth (printing).

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

 

Hadley Exhibits/Events

BLOOM

Artist: Barbara D'Amato
Start Date: November 1, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Hadley Senior Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Address: 46 Middle Street
City/Town: Hadley
Website: hadleyma.org/council-aging

I began drawing and painting in 2003 when I lost the use of my dominant right hand due to Multiple Sclerosis. I taught myself to write with my left hand using children's practice writing pads. Drawing wasn't far behind. Watercolors attracted me initially because of their unpredictability, though I have recently added acrylics and mixed media to my paintings. I enjoy experimenting with various mediums as the possibilities are unlimited.

Contact: Barbara D'Amato
bdamato10@gmail.com
413-685-5355

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

November Red: Native American Artists

Start Date: November 20, 2021
End Date: December 18, 2021
Reception Date: December 18, 11am-3pm
Location: Paper City Clothing Company event space
Hours: Thur 4-8pm, Sat 11am-3pm (closed 11/25)
Address: 358 Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: artlink.click/698705

Paper City Clothing Company and Justin Beatty present an exhibition in celebration of native artists and indigenous cultural contributions, including the ongoing fight for recognition, support and justice for native communities. Artists: Ella Nathanael Alkiewicz, Hailey-Jade Araujo, Justin Beatty, Casey Figueroa, Nayana Lafond, Anthony Melting Tallow Bo'taan'niis. Closing ceremony: December 18. We're also proud to promote the partner exhibit, SKY, featuring more works from native artists at 50 Arrow Gallery in Easthampton.

Contact: Carlos Peña
info@papercityclothingcompany.com

 

MATRIX & MYCELIA

Artists: Donnabelle Casis, Robbie Heidinger
Start Date: November 6, 2021
End Date: December 5, 2021
Location: PULP
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-4pm, and by appt
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

Donnabelle Casis and Robbie Heidinger, informed by their lives, dig deep into the world around us. They are detectives, connecting the unseen, combing the past and present for clues and meaning. Their art is the manifestation of this process. Observations and expression brought to us in the form of complex, colorful work that is grounded in the culture and experience of living on Earth, but reaches for the stars.

 

El Corazón/The Heart of Holyoke - Walking Tour

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

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

 

Indian Orchard Exhibits/Events

Indian Orchard Mills Dane Gallery Exhibition

Start Date: November 13, 2021
End Date: December 18, 2021
Location: Indian Orchard Mills
Hours: Saturdays 12-4pm
Address: 34-40 Front Street
City/Town: Indian Orchard
Website: iomills.com

Art exhibit held in the Dane Gallery representing the art of local resident artists at Indian Orchard Mills.

Contact: Michelle Pescetta
mpescetta@gmail.com
413-563-7405

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

Oh Beautiful Glass!

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 5, 2021
End Date: November 28, 2021
Location: Leverett Crafts & Arts Barnes Gallery
Hours: Fri-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: barnesgallery.org/Exhibits.html

A eclectic and exciting group glass exhibit with glass artistes from the Northeast. Marta Bernbaum, Jocelyn Brown, Dominique Caissie, Ann Conlin, Sally Curio, Wesley Fleming, Martha Giberson, Lindsey Gonzalez, Colleen and Gary Grebus, Beth Hylen, George Kennard, Sally Prasch, Cary Rapaport, Jesse Rasid, Bill Rathbun, Jeremy Sinkus, Wayne Strattman.

Contact: Sally Prasch
praschsally@yahoo.com
413-250-3405

 

Leverett Pond and Beyond

Artist: Susan B Mulholland
Start Date: November 5, 2021
End Date: November 28, 2021
Location: Hall Gallery at Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Fri-Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: barnesgallery.org/Exhibits.html

Oil paintings from Leverett and areas around the pond, including landscapes, birds flowers and dogs & cats.

Contact: Susan B Mulholland
sbmulholland1150@hotmail.com
413-548-9161

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Artist of the Month

Artist: Emily Harrison Weir
Start Date: December 1, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Northampton Senior Center Hall Gallery
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton

Emily learned her sewing skills as a child from her mother and grandmother. She is inspired by the quilts others have made, as well as by traditional quilt patterns, contemporary graphic design, patterns found in nature, and folk art of all kinds. Less interested in perfect alignment than in using colors and shapes that create energy together-for her quilting is all about color and pattern.

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

 

A.P.E. 2021-2022 Flat File Program

Start Date: December 6, 2021
End Date: December 18, 2021
Reception Date: Friday, December 10, 5-8pm
Location: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Mon-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

Celebrates the potential of flat media: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and collage. The collection of small works represents a variety of approaches to flat media either as finished works or momentary components of a creative process. The Flat File Program features 50 artists, bringing work together to highlight and provide exposure to emerging artists and experimental work that is less likely to be shown in a traditional exhibition setting. Curated by Jil Crary-Ross and Aidan Wright.

Contact: Jil Crary-Ross
apeflatfileprogram@gmail.com

 

Canary in the Coal Mine

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 2, 2021
End Date: December 30, 2021
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

An exhibition by Zea Mays Printmaking. Artists from all over North America were invited to participate by selecting a bird from The Audubon Society's list of 389 bird species currently threatened with extinction and to create an edition of prints using an upcycled printing plate. The goal is to create a visual reminder of the birds we will lose if action is not taken on climate change, and to celebrate this one facet of our planet's biodiversity.

 

The Procession of Hope and Feathers

Artist: Linda Post
Start Date: on view now
End Date: December 4, 2021
Location: R. Michelson Galleries, on the Mezzanine
Hours: Mon-Thur & Sat 10am-6pm, Fri 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: RMichelson.com

In this mural-sized oil painting, four figures and four birds unscroll across an 11-foot expanse of blue sky and green meadows. As if in a dream, a girl with a winged helmet perches on the railing of an elaborate gazebo, and another wears a raven mask. The title of this painting was inspired by an Emily Dickinson poem: "Hope" is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all ...

Contact: Paul Gulla
pg@rmichelson.com
413-586-3964

 

Landscapes

Artist: Ned Wagers Dibble
Start Date: October 5, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Cooley Dickinson Medical Office Building
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Address: 22 Atwood Avenue
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nedwagersdibble.com

An exhibit of 12 framed landscapes.

Contact: nxdnwd@gmail.com

 

From Caldecott to Coretta Scott: Award Winning Black Illustrators

Start Date: November 14, 2021
End Date: January 15, 2022
Location: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Thur & Sat 10am-6pm, Fri 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: RMichelson.com

The exhibition, which spent August on Martha's Vineyard, returns to the gallery as part of our 32nd Annual Children's Illustration Celebration. More than half of the Caldecott Honors and Medals that were given to Black children book artists, were given in the last ten years. We are pleased that Black illustrators are finally being recognized for their talent and celebrate those in this exhibition, who are among the pre-eminent artists of our time.

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

 

32nd Annual Children's Illustration Celebration

Start Date: November 14, 2021
End Date: January 15, 2022
Location: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: Mon-Thur & Sat 10am-6pm, Fri 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: RMichelson.com

Join R. Michelson Galleries as we celebrate our 32nd Annual Children's Illustration Celebration.

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

 

The Bearded Lady Project

Start Date: November 12, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts,
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org/events/category/the-bearded-lady-project-opening-reception

The Bearded Lady Project confronts public stereotypes of scientists by celebrating inspirational, adventurous women who have dedicated their lives to paleontology, searching for clues about past life on Earth. The beard, a potent symbol of masculinity, is added to the women's portraits to highlight the inequities and prejudices that persist in the sciences. The project seeks to educate the public and inspire the same recognition and respect for women in the sciences that their male colleagues typically receive.

 

But if the Crime is Beautiful...

Artist: Lauren Kalman
Start Date: October 27, 2021
End Date: December 10, 2021
Location: Oresman Gallery, Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: 20 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: sophia.smith.edu/art-oresman-gallery

Kalman uses assertive performances of the female body with decorative elements like metal, beading, and garments, combined with iconic Modernist Furniture. The legacy of modernism, minimalism, and the high arts (sculpture and painting) have historically privileged the cerebral over the corporeal. Crafts, in contrast, have long been associated with the domestic, collective, and the female. In this work the female body and decoration are inserted into and upon iconic Modern furniture objects.

Contact: Rebecca Davis
artdept@smith.edu

 

Artist of the Month

Artist: Paul Griffin
Start Date: November 1, 2021
End Date: November 30, 2021
Location: Northampton Senior Center Hall Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton

Paul uses a digital camera that was converted to be sensitive to infrared light that is beyond our eye's visual perception. The camera captures what is invisible to us, making infrared images the perfect metaphors for the subjects of these photos. They evoke something mysterious and haunting that is inherent in the ancient stones and abandoned structures like these that dot the Irish landscape.

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

 

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit

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

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

Contact: hosmergallery@forbeslibrary.org

 

Ninety Years of Protest

Artist: Charles Miller
Start Date: November 10, 2021
End Date: November 30, 2021
Location: Anchor House of Artists, OCEC Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Charles Miller (1931), who turns ninety this November, has been a local cultural hero since he moved here in the 1970s. A Boston transplant, he brought with him an urban bravura that translated into incredibly expressionistic oil paintings⏤lots of them. With this exhibit, presenting a survey of his most recent paintings, Anchor House of Artists begins a year-long revolving exhibition of his life's work. These new works depict current social upheavals that define our present American identity.

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

 

WAVE / SURGE / SPIKE

Artists: Amanda Maciuba, Jen Morris, Jessica Tam
Start Date: November 10, 2021
End Date: December 4, 2021
Location: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Wed-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

Curated and exhibited by Amanda Maciuba, Jen Morris, and Jessica Tam. The extreme isolation of the past year provoked feelings of helplessness about COVID-19, natural disasters, and racial violence. Maciuba, Morris, and Tam question how these reactions are normalized through the use of language, and experiment with the metaphors that shape our public and private lives. Panel Discussion: Nov 18, 7:30pm. Zoom discussion with the artists and moderator Amy Brady. Register on website.

 

Transition

Artist: Chie Yoshii
Start Date: November 3, 2021
End Date: December 4, 2021
Location: Wiliam Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: wbfinearts.com

Chie Yoshii, from Japan and now residing in Los Angeles, will be exhibiting new figurative oil paintings.

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

 

Dictionaries of the Wind

Artist: El Gato Chimney
Start Date: November 3, 2021
End Date: December 4, 2021
Location: Wiliam Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: wbfinearts.com

El Gato Chimney, from Milan, Italy, will present new large-scale watercolors.

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

 

Steel Musings

Artist: Joseph Chichirillo
Start Date: November 4, 2021
End Date: November 30, 2021
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery One and Two
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Chichirillo emerges out of the pandemic with the desire to change his working methods, with the ways he deals with process and material. "I have never been interested in making sculpture that is purely architectural or organic in look or feel. I have been searching for different materials & methods to express my thoughts. My sculpture is conceptual. My ideas become real as the piece is built." He is the founder and curator of NBOSS, a summer sculpture exhibition in North Bennington, VT.

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

 

New Constructions

Artist: Shawn Farley
Start Date: November 10, 2021
End Date: November 30, 2021
Location: Anchor House of Artists, Gallery Three
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Fresh from her solo exhibition at the Springfield Art Museum, Farley presents a new collection of "shapeshifters", figurative painted wood sculptures that are constructed from discarded setup blocks used by machinists and other appropriated materials. The resultant colorful objects, cubist-like, radiate personality and voice, demanding an opportunity at another life. Her work is widely collected and very desirable. See shawnfarley.art.

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

 

Photographs by Denise M. Riggs

Artist: Denise M. Riggs
Start Date: November 1, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, West Gallery
Hours: 12-7pm weekly
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: denisemriggs.com

Denise M. Riggs is a native of Massachusetts and has lived in the Pioneer Valley since 2002. She approaches photography in a semi-abstracted manor, taking her subject out of its ordinary context, oftentimes creating a puzzle of sorts for the viewer to decipher. Reflections are a favorite subject matter as well as urban imagery. Denise has exhibited her work widely for over 30 years and holds a BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Image: Barney's Reflection.

Contact: Denise M. Riggs
esinedmorr@gmail.com

 

In Memoriam

Artists: Michihrio "Yoshi" Yoshida (1930-2018) & Harriet Graicerstein (1928-2019)
Start Date: November 4, 2021
End Date: November 30, 2021
Location: Anchor House of Artists, New England Visionary Artists Museum wing
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: anchorhouseartists.org

Exhibit features "Surrealistic Mythic Modernist" oil painting of this WWII Japanese Air Force veteran. Yoshida used painting to work out the horrors he had witnessed in the war including the decimation of Hiroshima by the Atomic Bomb in 1945. He received professional recognition before his tragic death when he was struck by a car in South Hadley. Also featured is work by NYC-based artist educator in an exhibit curated by her daughter Simone Alter-Muri. The artists knew each other for 36 years.

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

 

Hilltown and Island Landscapes

Artist: Chris Bagg
Start Date: October 28, 2021
End Date: November 28, 2021
Location: The Oxbow Gallery, back gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

This show features a group of landscapes painted in the Berkshire Hills and on Swans Island on the coast of Maine.

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

 

Explorations, Suggestions and Accidents

Artist: Gary Niswonger
Start Date: October 28, 2021
End Date: November 28, 2021
Location: The Oxbow Gallery, front gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

Gouache Paintings on paper 2020-21. The strokes create accidents that find structure, building textural patterns. Each painting is unique, though the process of search remains the same.

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

 

Photographs of Vietnam

Artist: Len Seeve
Start Date: November 2, 2021
End Date: November 30, 2021
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

I've travelled to Vietnam a number of times over the years and each time I've been enthralled by its sensual impact - the colors, textures and smells. From the rice terraces in the mountainous north to the street food of Hanoi, from the fishing villages on the coast to the water buffalo markets in the countryside, the journey of the senses can sometimes seem overwhelming. And yet as alluring and intriguing as the sites are, it's the people that have always made it a special experience.

Contact: Len Seeve
lseeve@comcast.net
413-374-2971

 

Birds and Nature Photography

Artist: Karen Gardner
Start Date: November 2, 2021
End Date: November 29, 2021
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org

After a career designing and writing software, I discovered a love of birds and nature photography. Pursuing both, I found that capturing images of the birds that I love, and the natural world in which they reside allowed me to share what I was seeing with others. Though my eye is always searching out birds to photograph, I also love to photograph landscapes, seascapes, and other critters.

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Tomo Sakai Curates Glass: Coldworking

Artist: Stephen Earp
Start Date: November 5, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 11am-5pm daily
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

Tomo Sakai of Cruze+Sakai has collected a group of glass artists who all use cold working as a focus in their art-making process. Some of these artists have been forming glass for many decades, some are newer on the scene, and all are masters of their art. Artists: Martin Rosol of Shelburne, MA, Sidney Hutter of Waltham, MA, Aron Leaman of Dracut, MA, Josh Bernbaum of Brattleboro, VT, Trina Urrata-Weintraub of Waltham, MA, Emilio Santini of Blacksburg, VA, and curator Tomo Sakai of Worcester, MA.

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

 

ARTISTS FOR FOOD! Working with Monte's March 2021 to support the Food Bank Farm of Western Massachusetts

Start Date: November 5, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 11am-5pm daily
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: salmonfallsgallery.com

What could be better than supporting our local artists? Why, supporting our local artists and giving to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts at the same time! Feed your soul with beauty when you purchase something from the exhibit, and your purchase will help feed hungry bodies right here in our region. The sale of anything in this exhibit donates at least 20% to ending hunger.

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

Gingerbread Under the Sea

Start Date: November 26, 2021
End Date: January 2, 2022
Location: Springfield Science Museum
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/gingerbread-under-the-sea

Experience the annual gingerbread competition and exhibit that meshes two of our favorite things--baking and creativity! In this 12th annual holiday exhibit, visitors will dive into the enchanted waters and journey to the bottom of the sea where fantastical creatures and colorful plants are interpreted as culinary creations!

Contact: Karen Fisk
kfisk@springfieldmuseums.org

 

The Body Adorned: Artistry and Legacy of the Ancient Americas

Start Date: December 4, 2021
End Date: February 27, 2022
Location: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/body-adorned

This fully bilingual (Spanish and English) exhibition provides a rare and must-see opportunity to view expertly crafted adornments and textiles made by artists working during the pre-Hispanic period in Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, and Mexico and to explore the ongoing influence of indigenous artistry.

Contact: Karen Fisk
kfisk@springfieldmuseums.org

 

Lasting Impressions: Tattooing and Body Art in the Ancient Americas

Date: Sunday, December 5, 1pm
Location: Davis Auditorium, D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/program/lasting-impressions-tattooing-body-art-ancient-americas

For thousands of years, ancient American peoples practiced tattooing and other permanent forms of body modification. Dr. Lars Krutak explores the enduring legacy of these traditions with special reference to contemporary indigenous peoples of Amazonia who continue to transcend their human, natural, and otherworldly realms of existence through bodily alteration. A panel discussion follows the lecture. Free with museum admission. Not able to join us in person? Watch on Zoom, register online.

Contact: Karen Fisk
kfisk@springfieldmuseums.org

 

Ed Johnetta Miller: Master Textile and Quilt Designer

Artist: Ed Johnetta Miller
Start Date: November 28, 2021
End Date: March 26, 2022
Reception Date: November 28, 4-8pm
Location: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 12-4pm, Sun by appt
Address: 1500 Main Street, Tower Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: artforthesoulgallery.com

New works by internationally acclaimed textile artist Ed Johnetta Miller. Miller is known for addressing social issues and community development through her fabric creations. Widely exhibited in the U.S. and internationally, her quilts can be found in many corporate and private collections including the Smithsonian and the Wadsworth Atheneum. Miller says, "My current work is improvisational after escaping the structured weaving work after 25 years, I don't want structure anymore." Curated by Jonathan Bruce.

Contact: artforthesoulgallery@gmail.com

 

40 Black Writers

Artist: Keith Hollingworth
Start Date: October 29, 2021
End Date: December 7, 2021
Location: Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery
Address: Springfield Technical Community College
City/Town: Springfield
Website: stcc.edu/campus-life/arts-culture/amyhcarberrygallery

Collages by Keith Hollingworth. The series started in 2012 and features Sonia Sanchez, Alain Locke, Edwidge Danticat, Ntozake Shange, and James Baldwin, among many other Black writers whose wide range of thought, ideas, and feelings are illustrated with portraits, stamps, and book art. A virtual tour with no audio is available on YouTube.

 

Springfield Then and Now

Date: ongoing
Location: Skyview Downtown storefront windows
Address: Dwight Street (between Harrison and State streets)
City/Town: Springfield

Common Wealth Murals has created a new exhibit featuring images of inspirational people from Springfield's past, paired with a young person living in Springfield today with similar interests or passions. The exhibit will be displayed in the Skyview Downtown storefront windows. Brief biographies about the individuals will accompany each image, in both English and Spanish.

Contact: Britt Ruhe
britt@commonwealthmurals.org
413-230-8146

 

Tradition and Dissent

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

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

Contact: info@springfieldmuseums.org

 

Sensory Friendly Saturdays at Springfield Museums

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

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

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

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

Bitter Sweet Feast / Maintenance & Repair

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 4, 2021
End Date: November 30, 2021
Location: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: Wed-Sun 10am-4pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls

In this second pandemic year, it feels essential to perform maintenance and repair individually, and in community. Exploded View members Trish Crapo, Edite Cunhã and Nina Rossi, and Samantha Wood addressed this topic by creating the new work, Bitter Sweet Feast. In the curated group exhibit Maintenance & Repair, artwork from roughly two dozen area artists reflects on processes of mending, reconstruction, redemption, fixing, rebuilding, healing, and transformation. Upcoming events: Nov 26th, 28th.

Contact: explodedviewma@gmail.com

 

Gallery Event: Nap!

Date: Friday, November 26, 2:30-4pm
Location: Great Falls Discovery Center
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls

In conjunction with Bitter Sweet Feast / Maintenance & Repair. It's about time for a Nap! Bring your mat and pillow into the Great Hall and enjoy restorative rest and repair with members of Exploded View. Spread out on the floor and enjoy an ambient soundscape. Social distancing and masks required. From 2:30-4pm after the Go Green on Black Friday Walk.

Contact: explodedviewma@gmail.com

 

Gallery Event: Bitter Sweet Feast / Maintenance & Repair

Date: Sunday, November 28, 1-3pm
Location: Great Falls Discovery Center
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls

A large screen showing of Bitter Sweet Feast at 2 pm, and performative readings by Exploded View. Light refreshments in the courtyard with artists from the gallery show.

Contact: explodedviewma@gmail.com

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Untold Stories

Start Date: November 8, 2021
End Date: January 22, 2022
Location: Jasper Rand Art Museum at the Westfield Athenaeum
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-8pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: westath.org/art-museum

An array of paintings carefully selected from the collections of the Westfield Athenaeum. These works date from the early nineteenth century to the 1980s, and include portraits, landscapes, watercolors, and interior scenes. Most of the portraits are of prominent Westfield residents, many of whom held important political positions and were the founders of some of the largest companies in Westfield. This exhibit also gives viewers the opportunity to see a number of the artists who have lived and worked in the city.

Contact: Becky Blackburn
bblackburn@westath.org

 

Inalienable World

Artist: Colin McMullan
Start Date: November 2, 2021
End Date: November 30, 2021
Location: Arno Maris Art Gallery, Westfield State University
Hours: Tue & Thur 10am-2pm, Wed 11am-2pm, Fri 10am-1pm, Sat by appt
Address: 577 Western Avenue
City/Town: Westfield
Website: westfield.ma.edu/offices/arno-maris-art-gallery/gallery-history

For "Inalienable World," the related works "speak to our existential experiences with land that we have divided and subdivided for many generations," McMullan explained. "We claim ownership over tiny fragments of an intricate and holistic world that, in truth, belongs to all of us equally, or to none of us at all."

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

 

Craft Fairs & Open Studios & Pop-up Shops

Springfield: Black and Brown Wall Street Mall Pop-Up

Date: November 26 & 27, 12-6pm (both days)
Location: Valley Venture Mentors (VVM)
Address: 276 Bridge Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: facebook.com/events/409514537470091

Come and support 65 local Black, Brown and allied businesses, performing artists, visual artists and more! There will also be live podcast recordings with Springfield economy stakeholders as well as live ARPA RFP writing workshops!

 

Easthampton: Art is a Gift

Start Date: November 20, 2021
End Date: December 24, 2021
Location: Big Red Frame and the Elusie Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 10:30am-5:30pm, Thur 10:30am-7pm, Sat 9am-1pm; Fri Nov 26, 2-6pm & Sat Nov 27, 9am-4pm
Address: Old Town Hall, 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: bigredframe.com

8th Annual Holiday Market featuring arts and crafts from local artisans: Ceramics, jewelry, ornaments, wearables, metal work, switch plates, prints and original artwork, greeting cards and much more. Open late on Thursdays. SHOP LOCAL and support LOCAL entrepreneurs!

 

Easthampton: Cottage Street Open Studios and Holiday Sale

Date: December 4, 5 & 11, 10am-5pm each day
Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: cottagestreetstudios.com

After two years, we are back! Located in the heart of the Easthampton Cultural District, Cottage Street Studios hosts its Open Studios and Holiday Sale! A talented group of more than 25 local fine artists and makers will offer a creative selection of gifts and fine art for home, family and friends in all price ranges: from the smallest ornament to the largest painting. Meet the artists, see where the magic happens, learn how things are made, and find that special gift or treasure that will last a lifetime.

Contact: Ellen Koteen
ellen27louise@yahoo.com
413-210-5141

 

Holyoke Creative Arts Center Holiday Craft Fair

Date: Saturday, November 27, 10-4pm
Location: The Jericho Center
Address: 537 Northampton Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: facebook.com/events/438403407675560

Christmas decor, jewelry, clothing, custom home decor, handmade gifts, and much more. Silent auction for chairs and gifts, festivities continue until 7pm.Free admission and parking. Masks required.

Contact: craftfairholyokecacnov27th2021@gmail.com

 

Shelburne Falls: Holiday Makers & Art Market Pop Up Shop

Date: November 27, 10am-4pm & November 28, 11am-3pm
Reception Date: November 26, 5-8pm
Location: The Mill at Shelburne Falls
Address: 49 Conway Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: themillatshelburnefalls.com/events/holiday-artist-makers-market-2021

The Holiday Makers and Art Market returns to the Mill at Shelburne Falls in a new format this season. A new addition to the Holiday Market is an indoor Pop-Up Shop located in the Office Building community room. The Pop-Up Shop hosts an opening reception and preview hours on Friday, November 26, during the Shelburne Falls Moonlight Magic Festival. The Pop-Up Shop and Makers Market feature work by local makers and artists in wood, glass, metal and textile arts.

 

Greenfield: Saturday Holiday Salon at The LAVA Center

Start Date: November 27, 2021
End Date: December 18, 2021
Location: The LAVA Center
Hours: Sat 11am-2pm
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org

Shop local and support small businesses and artists this holiday season! For the second year, The LAVA Center in downtown Greenfield will host its Saturday Holiday Salon, a popup art salon and marketplace featuring local vendors, artisans and craftspeople selling locally-made wares. The holiday salon series will kick off on Shop Local Saturday, Nov 27. There will be rotating vendors, live and curated music, and other special surprises.

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

 

Northampton Artisan Fair

Date: Saturday, November 27, 9am-5pm
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
Address: 33 Hawley Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: facebook.com/events/1029724354236178

Join us on Small Business Saturday for the first annual Northampton Artisan Fair, featuring the work of 30+ artists and artisans! The Artisan Fair is free to attend, and there will be live music, refreshments, and amazing artisan crafts. Come support local arts and find that perfect holiday gift for your loved ones or yourself!

 

Springfield: Laura Bundesen Neuro Art Pop Up Shop

Start Date: November 29
End Date: December 4
Location: REEVX LABS
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm
Address: 270 Bridge Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: laurabundesen.com

Neuro fiber artist Laura Bundesen brings her original artwork, prints, coloring books, enamel pins and earrings to the REEVX Labs storefront for a one of a kind pop up shop. Laura's work focuses solely on fantastical images of the human brain. Her mission is to inspire and motivate anyone with a neurologic disorder and their loved ones, along with healthcare professionals, scientists and students who work with the brain.

Contact: Laura Bundesen
Laura@LauraBundesen.com
201-925-5128

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Urban Field Station Artist Residency Program

Sponsoring Group Name: ReGreen Springfield / US Forest Service
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: regreenspringfield.org/art

The program's mission is to promote understanding of and engagement with urban ecology through art. The Urban Field Station Network understands cities as social-ecological systems, and this year's call focuses on the theme of connectivity. One artist will be selected for a year-long residency at the US Forest Service's Amherst-Springfield Urban Field Station. The residency is dedicated to a local artist currently living in the metro area of Springfield. A $3,000 stipend will be awarded. Full details on website.

Contact: David Bloniarz
art@regreenspringfield.org
413-523-0014

 

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit

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

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

 

2nd Open Juried Virtual Photography Show

Sponsoring Group Name: The Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Deadline: February 15, 2022
Submission Fees: $25 per entry
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamlibrary.org/about-2/friends/#FriendsPhotoShow2ndVirtual

Categories: Creative, Nature, Photojournalism, Pictorial. Awards: Total $1,340 - Best in Show ($300) and 1st ($120), 2nd ($80), 3rd ($60) in each Category and 8 Honorable Mentions for a total of 21 awards. Show Dates: online show, will become available after March 15, 2022. Our library is working out of the Agawam Senior Center until extensive repairs are completed. We do not believe our Library would be ready in time for an in-person Photography Show. Full details on website.

Contact: Bob Kadis
r.kadis@comcast.net

 

Artist of the Month Solo Shows at Northampton Senior Center

Sponsoring Group Name: Northampton Senior Center
Deadline: January 1, 2022
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: northamptonma.gov/2055/Senior-Services

Flatwork including drawing, painting, pastel, photography, fabric and mixed media accepted. Artists should be 55+ and live in or near Northampton. Minimum 12 pieces of work should be ready to hang. Email photos of 2-3 pieces in jpeg format with your name, address and phone number, and preferred contact method. Submissions will be juried by three local artists, Paul Shoul, Nanny Vonnegut and Betsy Stone for March 2022-February 2023. Months for shows will be randomly assigned to selected artists.

Contact: Nancy Yesu
nscartspace@gmail.com

 

Heart and Hands Art Collaborative January Exhibit

Sponsoring Group Name: Heart and Hands Art Collaborative
Deadline: December 1
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Online / Northampton

Heart and Hands Art Collaborative seeks submissions for their online exhibit. HHAC is a group of parents/caregivers with special needs kids who do art as a means of self-care, and who show their work to raise awareness of art's therapeutic value. We invite any parent/caregiver of a special needs child to submit 3 hi-res photos of your work and a short blurb about how art helps you manage the demands of raising a high needs child. If interested, contact Gayla at HeartHandsArt@gmail.com

Contact: Gayla Berry
HeartHandsArt@gmail.com

 

Hope & Feathers 10th Annual Small Works Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Deadline: November 26
Submission Fees: $30
City/Town: Amherst
Website: hopeandfeathersframing.com/info-for-artists-2021

The 10th Annual Small Works Show is coming! The $30 entry fee includes one 5×7" or 6x6" birch panel, a frame, and glass. Choose your frame when you drop off your finished piece. Show dates: December 1st - January 11th. Full details on website.

Contact: contact@hopeandfeathersframing.com

 

Individual & Group Shows at Borgia Gallery

Sponsoring Group Name: Borgia Gallery, Elms College
Deadline: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Chicopee
Website: elms.edu/academics/humanities/borgia-gallery

The Borgia Gallery at Elms College in Chicopee, is seeking artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional or small three-dimensional media to exhibit work. Exhibitions are approximately one month in length and the college provides printed marketing materials such as postcards and flyers. Interested parties should submit 10 digital images or website to kiernanb@elms.edu.

Contact: Brian Kiernan
kiernanb@elms.edu

 

Authors and Artists Festival

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

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

Contact: JuPong Lin
jupong2trees@gmail.com

 

Saturday Salon at The LAVA Center

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

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

Contact: vanessa@localaccess.org

 

Classes & Workshops

Beginning Stained Glass

Date & Time: Mondays, 6pm, December 6 - January 3
Fee: $150
Organization: Glass Visions Stained Glass Studio
Location: Mill Park Office Commons
Address: 87 Mill Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: glassvisions.biz

Copper-foil stained glass class for beginners/intermediates (15-hr / 5 weeks). We cover history, Tiffany/La Farge, types of stained glass projects, stained glass details, how to select glass for your projects, patterns, equipment use & safety, construction process and finishing techniques. Fee covers instruction, glass & supplies for your take-home panel and a copy of my Stained Glass Reference Book. Mention ad for $10 discount. See website for additional dates/times.

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

 

Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop with Akua Inks

Date & Time: Saturday, December 18, 10am-3pm
Fee: $145
Location: Amanda Barrow Arts Studio
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #415
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: artlink.click/9452dc

Monotypes are one-of-a-kind, unique! Imagine painting on a sheet of plastic, placing paper over it, then running it through my printing press. Come have fun and play with AKUA soy/water-based inks to create your prints in a clean and safe environment! No experience necessary, all materials provided, four students max / class. Facemasks & Vaccines Required.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
bridge.arts.1@gmail.com
413-835-6854

 

Holiday Stained Glass Ornaments by Glass Visions

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 8, 6-8:30pm
Fee: $35
Organization: Glass Visions Stained Glass Studio
Location: Make-It Springfield
Address: 168 Worthington Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: makeitspringfield.org/workshops

Join us for a beginner/intermediate class where you'll be able to build up to 2 take-home copper-foil Holiday Ornaments from our set of 12 patterns. We'll introduce the copper-foil stained glass construction process and you'll practice glass cutting, grinding, foiling and soldering before working on your ornaments. We'll walk through the process and be available to help as much as needed. Instruction, equipment use and glass & supplies included in the cost.

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

 

Mixed Media Gel Printing with Mari Chavez

Date & Time: Saturday, November 27
Fee: sliding scale, see website for details
Organization: Resilient Community Arts
Location: Eastworks, Studio #044
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: resilientcommunityarts.org/programs

Gel printing basics will be discussed for the first 15 minutes of every class for newcomers, and then we will launch into some new techniques and project challenges; make your own mini journals, prints, ephemera, and collage fodder, all using stamps, stencils, and more to make your fun messy and fabulously you project come to life! Register online.

Contact: Maddie McDougall
maddie@resilientcommunityarts.org

 

Stained Glass Workshops with Heather McLean

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

Create a beautiful sun catcher, small panel, or a few ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. We will cover all the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art using the copper foil technique. A perfect class for students with no experience as well as intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All glass and supplies included in tuition and the use of all tools. More class dates: Dec 4, 5, 17, 19.

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

 

Creative Resilience Dialogues with Chelvanaya Gabriel

Date & Time: Sunday, December 19, 1-3pm
Fee: sliding scale $10-$40 each (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Location: Online via Northampton Center for the Arts
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org/art-classes/category/creative-resilience-dialogues-with-chelvanaya-gabriel-online

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

Contact: programs@nohoarts.org

 

Drawing in the landscape with Lorna Ritz

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

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

Contact: lenajenny3@yahoo.com

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