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This Week's Newsletter: May 21, 2024

 

The Valley Arts Newsletter
May 21, 2024
Issue #820

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Featured Listings:

WOW: Wisdom of Women

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: June 23, 2024
Location: ArtWorks Gallery
Hours: Sat & Sun 1-5pm; extended hours 1-7pm: 6/1 & 6/8
Address: 69 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org/exhibitions/wow-2024

Our planet may be on the eve of destruction! Amidst the challenges facing the world, Curator Terry Rooney has invited artists to the second WOW Show (Wisdom Of Women) to address pressing issues such as climate change, social justice issues and personal freedoms. Extended hours 1-7pm: on 6/1, & 6/8, before concerts.

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

 

STORIES I TELL MYSELF

Artist: Diane Steingart
Start Date: May 2, 2024
End Date: June 1, 2024
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 2-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

With her current mixed media work on paper, canvas, or wood, Diane Steingart continues to explore her artistic journey between the inner world of memories, feelings, and experiences and the outer manifestation of visual images. Image: The Breakup, mixed media

 

Holyoke Arts League Annual Members' Exhibition

Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: May 28, 2024
Location: Wistariahurst Museum
Hours: Mon 10am-2pm, Tue 4:30-6:30pm
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: wistariahurst.org/events

During the month of May, the Wistariahurst Museum is hosting an exhibition of artwork by members of the Holyoke Arts League (HAL), founded in 1923 and celebrating its 101st year in Holyoke. The League holds artist demonstrations and weekly adult figure drawing sessions. This juried exhibition showcases diverse entries such as oil and pastel, watercolor, acrylic, tempera, gouache, non-oil wet media, graphite, charcoal, printmaking, graphic media, sculpture, and ceramics.

Contact: Liz
holyokeartsleague@gmail.com

 

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

The Juncture: Ukrainian Artists in Search of Modernity and Identity

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 24, 2024
End Date: October 13, 2024
Reception Date: May 23, 6-8pm
Location: Mead Art Museum
Hours: Tue-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherst.edu/museums/mead

"The Juncture" focuses on Alexander Archipenko, Vasyl Yermilov, & Oleksandr Bohomazov, three of Ukraine's most prominent Modernist artists, as well as how the complex sociopolitical dynamics of their time and burgeoning global art movements shaped their work. Frequently understood within the canon of Russian art history, this exhibition is a fascinating step towards understanding these key artists within the framework of the Ukrainian struggle for independence. Organized by Konstantin Akinsha.

 

Femme Locale

Artists: 30+ local artists
Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: June 29, 2024
Location: Mill District Local Art Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat & Sun 9am-4pm
Address: 91 Cowls Road
City/Town: Amherst
Website: generalstorelocalgallery.com/gallery

Femme Locale a group juried exhibition of artwork by trans women, cis women, intersex, genderqueer, genderfluid, and non-binary people within 39 miles of Amherst. Curated by Christine Texiera and Alexia Cota, this exhibition is inspired by and in solidarity with the Thrive Together Network Initiative, TAKING. UP. SPACE. (thrivetogethernetwork.com)

Contact: Christine Texiera
femmelocaleart@gmail.com
978-413-8757

 

Elusive Prize: Wonder, Wing & Transmutation

Artist: Brandon Graving
Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: October 15, 2024
Location: Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at UMass
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-5pm
Address: 650 East Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/renaissance/event/graving2024

Brandon Graving is a sculptor and printmaker who often works on a very large scale in mediums that include bronze, neon, paper, resins, steel and wood. She is the owner and master printmaker at Gravity Press Experimental Print Shop which holds one of the largest platen presses in the world. Her work has been exhibited widely in museums, public, and private collections around the world.

Contact: Liz Fox
efox@umass.edu
413-577-3600

 

STORIES I TELL MYSELF

Artist: Diane Steingart
Start Date: May 2, 2024
End Date: June 1, 2024
Location: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 2-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street 1D
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

With her current mixed media work on paper, canvas, or wood, Diane Steingart continues to explore her artistic journey between the inner world of memories, feelings, and experiences and the outer manifestation of visual images. Meet Diane at the gallery: May 17, 4:30-7pm; May 18, 2-4:3 pm. Image: The Breakup, mixed media

 

Gallery A3 Artists at GoBerry 'n Cream

Artists: Gallery A3 Artists
Start Date: April 2, 2024
End Date: May 31, 2024
Location: GoBerry 'n Cream
Hours: Sun 1-9pm, Thur 4-10pm, Fri & Sat 1-10pm
Address: 28 Amity Street, Suite 1E
City/Town: Amherst
Website: goberryncream.com

Try a taste of Spring with the fresh flavors of local frozen yogurt at GoBerry 'n Cream and take a look at a new exhibit by artists from Gallery A3. Image: Leaves in Window, photograph by Laura Holland

 

Black Art Matters Festival

Start Date: February 27, 2024
End Date: July 7, 2024
Location: Mead Art Museum
Address: Amherst College
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherst.edu/museums/mead/events/BAM-Fest

The annual Black Art Matters Festival affirms and celebrates Black student artists and creators at Amherst College. Initiated by Zoe Akoto AC '21, the Festival has blossomed over the past seven years under the care of student artists and organizers. This year's visual arts exhibition will feature sculpture, ceramics, photography, painting, and more from current students.

 

Boundless (pt 2)

Start Date: February 27, 2024
End Date: July 7, 2024
Location: Mead Art Museum
Hours: Tue-Sun 9am-5pm, Thur 9am-10pm
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherst.edu/museums/mead

The second Boundless installation (curated by Heid E. Erdrich) roots itself in the shared aesthetic, intellectual, & spiritual traditions that connect Indigenous peoples across the globe. Bringing together the works of artists and writers like Brian D. Tripp, Enrique Chagoya, Kohar Avakian, Maggie Napangardi Watson Warlukurlangu, and Kaya Agari, the exhibition establishes the abundance and resilience of the artists' respective cultural traditions across time and into the future.

 

Like a Slow Walk with Trees

Artist: Alicia Grullón
Start Date: January 26, 2024
End Date: June 9, 2024
Location: Mead Art Museum
Hours: Tue-Sun 9am-5pm, Thur 9am-10pm
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: amherst.edu/museums/mead/exhibitions/2024/like-a-slow-walk-with-trees-alicia-grullon

This exhibition presents new work by Alicia Grullón (including banners, photographs, + video) that explore ideas of land and labor. Reflecting research on recent protests in a range of industries such as mining, shipping, and entertainment, Grullón poetically knits together the direct language used to make demands with other references that layer and complicate associations while addressing current issues. Alicia Grullón is an artist and activist based in NYC.

Contact: Charlotte Murtishaw
cmurtishaw@amherst.edu

 

Belchertown Exhibits/Events

Belchertown Wildlife & Landscape Photography Exhibition

Start Date: May 1, 2024
End Date: May 31, 2024
Location: Clapp Memorial Library
Address: 19 S Main Street
City/Town: Belchertown

The Belchertown Wildlife & Landscape Photography program is an annual, intergenerational opportunity to participate in learning, exploration, and expression. The photo contest was open to all Belchertown residents, including youth, teens, and adults, to submit up to 3 images in either or both categories of wildlife and landscapes. These photos must have been taken in Belchertown, and celebrate the open spaces and nature that are core to the identity of Belchertown.

Contact: E. Maude Haak-Frendscho
econdev@belchertown.org

 

East Longmeadow Exhibits/Events

Abstract and Impressionistic Paintings

Artists: Abstract Art Squad
Start Date: April 29, 2024
End Date: May 27, 2024
Location: East Longmeadow Senior Center, Media Room
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Address: 328 N. Main Street
City/Town: East Longmeadow
Website: abstractartsquad.com

We met at an abstract art class - four artists with different backgrounds developing our skills in abstract art. We have continued to gather weekly to support and inspire one another. This show includes twenty paintings in a variety of styles, colors and sizes. There are occasional events in this room so you may want to call (413) 525-5436 to confirm access to the Media room is available.

Contact: Roger J Kellman
namllek@aol.com
413-233-7478

 

Artist of the Month

Artist: Maurita Eaton
Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: May 29, 2024
Location: Kempf & Vanderburgh Consultants
Hours: Sun 1-3pm, Mon 11am-1pm, Tue & Wed 10am-3:30pm, Fri 11am-1pm
Address: 42 Harkness Avenue
City/Town: East Longmeadow

 

Easthampton Exhibits/Events

Somewhere in the Orient

Artist: Marcia Jestaedt
Start Date: May 10, 2024
End Date: June 10, 2024
Reception Date: May 25, 4-5pm
Location: Lathrop Community
Hours: 7 days, 9am-5pm
Address: 100 Bassette Brook Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: marciajestaedt.com

I am drawn to things that are exotic, rich in quality and have complexity of design. My robes are made from clay tiles that are Raku fired. I begin with drawings which are transferred to the clay. The process of going from the drawing to a finished piece is long and laborious and many things can go wrong along the way. However, the 2 to 3 month process is worth the effort.

Contact: Marcia Jestaedt
marciajestaedt@verizon.net

 

Dear Chronic Illness

Artist: Rebecca Zablocki
Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: May 24, 2024
Location: ECA Gallery
Hours: Tue & Thur 3-5pm, Wed & Fri 12-2pm
Address: 43 Main Street / Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: easthamptoncityarts.com/event/dear-chronic-illness-at-eca-gallery

Zablocki is a chronically ill, interdisciplinary artist who creates mixed media, installation-based work about her life as a chronically ill person and caregiver to her disabled partner. Dear Chronic Illness is an exhibition of handmade rugs, found objects, and writing. Within her work, Rebecca utilizes craft-based techniques, such as rug making and sewing to create objects indicative of domestic spaces, as well as found objects commonly present within medical spaces and chronically ill lives.

 

Assemblage with Mirrors

Artist: Keith Hollingworth
Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: May 25, 2024
Location: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street / Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: bigredframe.com/gallery

For the last few years, Keith Hollingworth has used found objects in his paintings. And for this series, he added mirrors, giving the artwork a new dimension, and allowing them to become interactive with the viewer. The mirrors provide a glass to look into and a reflection (both literally and figuratively).

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

 

Teamwork

Artists: Dennis Burke, Sandra Burke
Start Date: May 1, 2024
End Date: May 31, 2024
Location: Lathrop Community
Hours: 7 days, 9am-5pm
Address: 100 Bassette Brook Road
City/Town: Easthampton

Dennis' photographs and Sandra's oil paintings and lithographs strive to combine the gentle beauty that surrounds us and are a celebration of the natural world.

Contact: Marcia Jestaedt
marciajestaedt@verizon.net
413-203-1646

 

Low End Theory

Artist: Qrcky
Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: June 1, 2024
Location: 50 Arrow Gallery
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 136
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: 50arrowgallery.com

"Low End Theory" offers viewers an intimate glimpse into Qrcky's profound artistic journey, one that intertwines personal exploration with a deep-seated commitment to community and cultural heritage. Through a diverse array of paintings, Qrcky invites audiences to engage with themes of history, identity, and the unification of communities.

Contact: Jason Montgomery
jasonm@50arrowgallery.com
860-214-6214

 

New Prints

Artist: Joan Dix Blair
Start Date: May 2, 2024
End Date: May 26, 2024
Location: The Oxbow Gallery, front gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 2-7pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

Movement is the subject of Joan's two distinct groups of prints. On one wall, the images were inspired by an engraved rock stele (the Rosetta Stone). Her suggested texts are free and modern marks w/imagined meanings. The smaller images on the opposite wall could be sketches for ceiling-hung mobiles She works in both etching and woodcut.

Contact: 413-203-1196

 

Shawn Farley

Artist: Shawn Farley
Start Date: May 2, 2024
End Date: May 26, 2024
Location: The Oxbow Gallery, back gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 2-7pm
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: oxbowartgallery.com

Shawn Farley exhibits her abstract anthropomorphic constructions. Working with foundry molds, Farley utilizes the positive and negative spaces of these forms that naturally evoke abstraction and demand collaboration with other found objects. Shedding their original purpose and history, these pieces are joined together and painted to take on new identities, even a new soul.

Contact: 413-203-1196

 

Ned Wagers Dibble

Artist: Ned Wagers Dibble
Start Date: June 26, 2023
End Date: June 26, 2024
Location: New City Brewery
Hours: Mon-Fri 4-11pm, Sat & Sun 12-9pm
Address: 180 Pleasant Street (behind the Paragon Building)
City/Town: Easthampton

Paintings, prints and greeting cards.

Contact: Ned Wagers Dibble
nxdnwd@gmail.com
413-768-9087

 

Greenfield Exhibits/Events

indiVISIBLE

Artists: Alfonso Herrera-Neal, Lindy Whiton
Start Date: May 3, 2024
End Date: July 30, 2024
Location: The LAVA Center
Hours: Mon-Tue & Sat 11am-2pm, Thur & Fri 5-8pm
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: thelavacenter.org/humanities/indivisible

LAVA's project documenting local migrant and immigrant farm workers reopens on Friday with a reception, a display of photographs by Alfonso Herrera-Neal and Lindy Whiton and words excerpted from field interviews.

Contact: info@thelavacenter.org
413-376-8118

 

Distractions

Artists: Joan O'Beirne's Spring Seminar Students at Greenfield Community College
Start Date: May 3, 2024
End Date: May 26, 2024
Location: Artspace Community Arts Center
Hours: Tue 9am-12pm, Thur 4:30-8pm, Fri 4:30-8pm, Sat 9am-1pm
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: artspacegreenfield.org

Showcasing work by Sam Kuusinen, Ava Machowski, Suzy Q Groden, Isabella Lonardo, Madeline Keating, Mars, and Erin Shabunin. While brainstorming an idea for the show title, the group grew increasingly distracted, & decided that the word "distractions'' truly encapsulated the collective experience.Distraction is an opportunity to explore and experiment with their art. The work you see represents a struggle between avoiding distraction and embracing the chaotic nature of creating.

Contact: info@artspacegreenfield.org
413-772-6811

 

Tom Swetland

Artist: Tom Swetland
Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: June 29, 2024
Location: The LAVA Center
Hours: Mon-Tue & Sat 11am-2pm, Thur & Fri 5-8pm
Address: 324 Main Street
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: thelavacenter.org/exhibits/tom-swetland-art-show-2

The exhibit will feature collage art, assemblage, mixed media, papier mache and junk sculpture around the themes of surrealism, psychedelia, dreamscapes and conspiracy. Swetland is a mostly sel- taught artist. His work includes collage, assemblage, mixed media, and junk sculpture of assembled found objects. An ongoing theme is a critique of the usage of subtle propaganda in the omnipresent advertisement that surrounds us, and how that affects contemporary consciousness.

Contact: info@thelavacenter.org
413-376-8118

 

Hampden Exhibits/Events

Celebrate Art - 6th Annual Juried Art Show

Artists: Scantic River Artisans
Date: June 1, 12-5pm & June 2, 11am-3pm
Reception Date: June 2, 12-2pm
Location: Hampden Senior Center - Community Room
Address: 104 Allen Street
City/Town: Hampden
Website: scanticriverartisans.com

Join us for a celebration of creativity with paintings, jewelry, pottery, metalwork and a local author book signing. Uncover unique treasures and purchase the craftsmanship of talented artisans.

Contact: Nan Hurlburt
info@scanticriverartisans.com

 

Holyoke Exhibits/Events

Holyoke Arts League Annual Members' Exhibition

Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: May 28, 2024
Location: Wistariahurst Museum
Hours: Mon 10am-2pm, Tue 4:30-6:30pm
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: wistariahurst.org/events

During the month of May, the Wistariahurst Museum is hosting an exhibition of artwork by members of the Holyoke Arts League (HAL), founded in 1923 and celebrating its 101st year in Holyoke. The League holds artist demonstrations and weekly adult figure drawing sessions. This juried exhibition showcases diverse entries such as oil and pastel, watercolor, acrylic, tempera, gouache, non-oil wet media, graphite, charcoal, printmaking, graphic media, sculpture, and ceramics.

Contact: Liz
holyokeartsleague@gmail.com

 

Anima: Work from the Collection of Ute Stebich

Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: June 2, 2024
Location: PULP
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-4pm, or by appt
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

This is the 2nd time the Collector and Gallerist Ute Stebich has invited Pulp to select work for an exhibition. Over 50 works have been chosen from her collection. In this show we celebrate our connection to animals from various cultures around the world.

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

 

Hiroshi Tachibana

Artist: Hiroshi Tachibana
Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: June 2, 2024
Location: PULP, back room
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-4pm, or by appt
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: pulpholyoke.com

Pulp presents a series of works on paper, and canvas by Japanese artist Hiroshi Tachibana. This is Hiroshi's first time exhibiting in the United States.

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

 

The Pink Horizon

Artist: Joanne Holtje
Start Date: April 16, 2024
End Date: June 9, 2024
Location: Ceramic Studio of Maryanne Benns
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke

Window show, viewable 24/7. Eleven new, small paintings by Joanne Holtje celebrating the drama of sky and atmosphere while being grounded by a mysterious pink horizon.

Contact: Joanne Holtje
joanne@joanneholtje.com

 

Huntington Exhibits/Events

River Studios Sculpture Trail

Artist: Andrew DeVries
Start Date: May 17, 2024
End Date: October 27, 2024
Location: River Studios
Hours: Fri-Sun 11am-4pm or by appt
Address: 36 East River Road
City/Town: Huntington
Website: andrewdevries.com

Art and nature aficionados can wind their way through a wildflower meadow and shaded groves, dotted with 40 large bronze sculptures, as River Studios begins a new season of its Sculpture Trail. Poetry by a variety of writers complement the artworks, located along the middle branch of the Westfield River, adding to the contemplative experience. While there is no fee to walk the sculpture trail, we graciously accept donations for trail upkeep and care of the sculptures.

Contact: Andrew DeVries
andrew@andrewdevries.com
413-238-7755

 

Leverett Exhibits/Events

May at Leverett Crafts & Arts

Artists: Susan Mulholland, Michael Kudrikow
Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: May 26, 2024
Location: The Barnes Gallery at Leverett Crafts & Arts
Hours: Sat & Sun 1-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: leverettcraftsandarts.org

May features two LCA resident artists in the galleries: paintings from Susan Mulholland and metal sculpture from Michael Kudrikow.

 

Longmeadow Exhibits/Events

Celebrating Art and Nature

Artist: Noreen Acconcio
Start Date: May 1, 2024
End Date: June 4, 2024
Location: Longmeadow Adult Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-1pm
Address: 211 Maple Road
City/Town: Longmeadow

Watercolor, pastel, and oil paintings featuring depictions of landscapes, seascapes, animals, and flowers. Inspirations for painting are derived from the many facets of Nature. Some free flowing and colorful alcohol inks paintings will also be on display. Contact the artist for more information pertaining to sales or other questions about her art.

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

 

Montague Exhibits/Events

Caroline Wampole

Artist: Caroline Wampole
Start Date: May 25, 2024
End Date: June 30, 2024
Reception Date: Saturday, May 25, 1-4pm
Location: Sawmill River Arts
Hours: Thur-Mon 11am-5pm
Address: 3440 Greenfield Road
City/Town: Montague
Website: sawmillriverarts.com

Abstract works on paper and wood.

 

Northampton Exhibits/Events

Retrospective

Artist: Stan Sherer
Start Date: June 3, 2024
End Date: June 29, 2024
Reception Date: Saturday, June 8, 2-4:30pm
Location: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forbeslibrary.org/gallery

A retrospective exhibition of the career of Northampton photographer Stan Sherer. The exhibit will include Sherer’s early photographs on the streets of New York City and later photographs of Northampton’s shopkeepers, Massachusetts farmers, and the Northampton State Hospital. It will also include images from Albania, China, France, Israel, the Philippines, Russia, and West Africa, showing how Sherer has depicted daily life in varied cultures.

 

ETERNAL

Artists: LESN101 + NAGO
Start Date: June 3, 2024
End Date: June 9, 2024
Location: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Wed-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

As everything changes in our world, the only thing that remains fixed is the change itself. Through the lens of graffiti artist LESN101, and hip-hop producer NAGO, we see the radical acceptance of this change in ETERNAL. Arriving with paint and 70’s cinema scores, and leaving with alien artwork and broken speakers, ETERNAL invites the audience to both experience and participate in the spinning of straw into gold. Performances: June 5-8, 7-11pm. Part of ARC 2024, A.P.E.'s annual curated summer program.

Contact: Kathy Couch
kathycouch@apearts.org

 

A Beacon to the World: Art from the Sylvia Smith Lewis '74 and Byron E. Lewis Sr. Collection

Start Date: February 23, 2024
End Date: September 22, 2024
Location: Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA)
Address: 22 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: scma.smith.edu/art/exhibitions/beacon-world-art-sylvia-smith-lewis-74-and-byron-e-lewis-sr-collection

This special installation celebrates the recent donation of artwork from Sylvia Smith Lewis and her husband, Byron E. Lewis Sr. Lifelong supporters of Black artists, the Lewises built a major collection of modern and contemporary art. Unlike the majority of collectors and museums in the United States--who, until recently, ignored or marginalized work by Black artists--the Lewises have always championed the immense creativity and talent of these artists whose friendship they enjoyed and whose art they collected.

 

Menagerie

Artist: Turi MacCombie
Start Date: May 10, 2024
End Date: June 30, 2024
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/artists/turi-maccombie/menagerie-recent-works-by-turi-maccombie

New watercolors.

 

CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS: An Immigrant's Journey in Detention

Artist: Becky Field
Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: May 24, 2024
Location: NEVAmuseum, Museum Wing
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: neva-museum.org

This exhibit uses photographs, artwork, and words to illustrate the emotional and social impacts of detaining, shackling, and jailing an asylum seeker for legally requesting asylum.

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

Big Self-Taught Art

Artist: Larry Daniels, AKA Big Larry
Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: May 31, 2024
Location: NEVAmuseum, Gallery 1, 2, & 3
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: neva-museum.org

Daniels is a self-taught painter who has a following in the Holyoke art community and beyond. In his day job, he is a transportation specialist for million-dollar artworks. He has worked with famous galleries and collectors in Paris, France, and New York City. His works have passages of George Inness and Romare Bearden. They are very original works.

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

MICAfest 2024 M/others' View, NEVA edition

Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: May 31, 2024
Location: NEVAmuseum, Passway, Bumpus, and EPA Galleries
Hours: Tue-Sat 1-6pm
Address: 518 Pleasant Street, Ground Floor
City/Town: Northampton
Website: neva-museum.org

The M/others' View, NEVA edition, features 20 artists, each with powerful statements on their experiences with motherhood. The artworks, presented in varied media, including traditional painting, ceramic, fiber, print, video, poetry, and dance, offer a rich and diverse exploration of the theme. Several events can be seen at the MICA site, experiencemica.org. Image: Mother & Child, Juli Kirk

Contact: 413-588-4337

 

Masters of Realism

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 1, 2024
End Date: June 15, 2024
Location: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: wbfinearts.com

William Baczek Fine Arts is proud to announce the opening of a group exhibition titled Masters of Realism. Ten of the most prominent realist painters from across the US will be exhibiting work for the show. Participating artists are Julie Beck, Matthew Cornell, Gregory Gillespie, Jeff Gola, Jane Lund, Rick Pas, Larry Preston, Scott Prior, Eric Wert, and Yin Yong Chun.

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

 

JFK Student Art Show

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 2, 2024
End Date: May 30, 2024
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

A special exhibit featuring a variety of pieces created by JFK Middle School 6th through 8th grade art students. Over 400 expressive works in ceramic, sculpture, printmaking, painting, and design will be showcased!

Contact: fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org
413-587-1013

 

Sent From Fern Season

Artist: Alexis Fedorjaczenko
Start Date: April 12, 2024
End Date: June 7, 2024
Location: Gallery #1 on the Northampton Bike Path
Hours: all hours!
Address: 281 State Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: tinyartforallgallery.com/poetry

Join in the Tiny Gallery project by making your own postcard poem or collage! All ages, kid- and adult-friendly. Working with found materials is fun and accessible to all. Stop by Gallery #1 to see the Visual Poetry exhibit and pick up a postcard kit. Then send in your postcard to be included in the Tiny Gallery and/or in our online Community Gallery. All details on the website including pop-up poetry dates when you can make your collage onsite, chat with a poet, and wander down the path.

Contact: poetryonthepath@gmail.com

 

PLATITUDE: Queer Serviceware

Artists: group show
Start Date: April 19, 2024
End Date: May 26, 2024
Reception Date: May 24, 6-7:30pm
Location: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Wed-Sun 12-5pm, Fri 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: apearts.org

Scheduled to coincide with Northampton's annual Pride celebrations, PLATITUDE looks at contemporary queer life in America through the form of ceramic serviceware. PLATITUDE values the various perspectives of the queer experience by featuring artists at different career and life milestones: Connor Czora, Ayumi Horie, Jeremy Brooks, Ron Geibel, Kathy King, Bri Murphy, Leo Minski, Jinsik Yoo, Mark Burns. Curated by ceramics artist Adam Chau. Closing Reception and Gallery Talk with Kathy King and Leslie Ferrin, May 24.

Contact: Kathy Couch
kathycouch@apearts.org

 

Painting the Persianate World: Portable Images on Paper, Cloth and Clay

Start Date: February 2, 2024
End Date: July 7, 2024
Location: Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA)
Address: 22 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: scma.smith.edu/art/exhibitions/painting-persianate-world-portable-images-paper-cloth-and-clay

Painting the Persianate World introduces a view of cultures in flux through migration and contact. The movement of people from regions that comprise today's Iran and Afghanistan to present-day Pakistan, India and Bangladesh--and with them the Persian language-- formed what has come to be known as the Persianate world. Manuscript illustrations, dye-painted textiles, and decorated ceramics played an important role in binding these regions together.

Contact: Tiffany Bradley
tbradley@smith.edu
413-585-2759

 

Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

Splash of Color

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 1, 2024
End Date: May 29, 2024
Location: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Hours: Mon & Wed-Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: shelburneartscoop.com

Color takes center stage in paintings, prints, photographs, decorative and wearable fiber art, glass, jewelry, sculpture, and mixed media pieces.

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

 

Southampton Exhibits/Events

Director's Choice Exhibit

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 12, 2024
End Date: June 2, 2024
Reception Date: Sundays, May 26 & June 2
Location: Robert Floyd Gallery
Hours: Tue-Wed & Sun 1-5pm
Address: 2 East Street corner of Rt. 10/College Highway
City/Town: Southampton
Website: floydgallery.com

Featuring artwork by dedicated Pioneer Valley photographers: Barry Farber, Bernie Kubiak, Bob Bernardara, Ed Hodgson, Ed Judge, Joanne Bell, Joe Kruzel, Marc St. Onge, MJ Tash, Pat Crutchfield, Rosemary Polletta, Stephen Geis, Steve Gingold, and Vern Wells. The artists have also been invited to speak during the Artist Gallery Conversations event on June 2 and other Sunday afternoons. One of the featured images in the exhibit is Balanced Rock in Atherton Brook, captured by Steve Gingold in 2024

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

 

Springfield Exhibits/Events

The Kalanit: Imagery of Beauty and Pain

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 13, 2024
End Date: May 31, 2024
Location: Springfield JCC
Address: 1160 Dickinson Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldjcc.org/j-gallery

This exhibit contains poster-renderings of original art created by Israeli artists commissioned by M2: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education. The kalanit, or anemone, is known as Israel's national wildflower. The anemone is the first flower to bloom across Israel in later winter as a sign of the spring to come. Beautiful landscapes are carpeted in red from north to south as the weather begins to warm. The artwork inspires quiet reflection and community conversation.

 

Wilbraham Art League

Artist: group show
Start Date: May 9, 2024
End Date: July 10, 2024
Location: Baystate Arts Alive Gallery, Baystate Medical Center, Daly 3 Connector
Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-8pm
Address: 759 Chestnut Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: wilbrahamartleague.org

The Wilbraham Art League will be showcasing their art in the Daly 3 Connector at Baystate Medical Center. Use the main entrance. Founded in 2007, the Wilbraham Art League was established to promote the understanding and appreciation of fine arts. Many of their artists will be participating with over 40 paintings in a wide range of mediums and styles on display. The diversity of their art makes their exhibits delightful and unique.

Contact: Roger Kellman
namllek@aol.com
413-233-7478

 

Look Again: Portraits of Daring Women

Artist: Julie Lapping Rivera
Start Date: April 27, 2024
End Date: February 23, 2025
Reception Date: May 31, 5-7pm
Location: D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/look-again-portraits-of-daring-women-by-julie-lapping-rivera

An homage to exceptional, pioneering women working across centuries. In a series of hand-carved, woodcut and collage prints, Leverett-based artist Julie Lapping Rivera highlights the lives and achievements of women who defied the status quo. Rivera's portraits invite the viewer to consider who is included, and omitted, from narratives of history today. There will be a talk with New York Times journalist Amy Padnani on September 5th, and a poetry reading on September 19th.

 

Gallery A3 Artists IN RESIDENCE at Art for the Soul Gallery

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 5, 2024
End Date: June 9, 2024
Location: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11-4pm
Address: Tower Square, 1500 Main Street, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Springfield
Website: artforthesoulgallery.com

Artists from Art for the Soul displayed their work in Amherst during January, artists from Gallery A3 will now be showing their work at Art for the Soul. Curated by William "Billy" Myers. Artists include: Marianne Connolly, Daniel Feldman, Paula Hite, Laura Holland, Karen Iglehart, Sue Katz, GK Khalsa, John Krifka, Ron Maggio, Nancy Meagher, Rebecca Muller, Evelyn Pye, Larry Rankin, Cheryl Rezendes, Rochelle Shicoff, Diane Steingart, and Janet Winston. Art Forum Online: May 16, 7:30-8:30pm, register online.

Contact: Emily Munsell
emilyartforthesoul@gmail.com

 

Sunderland Exhibits/Events

Awing & Honoring Frederick Gao Retrospective

Artist: Frederick Gao
Start Date: May 1, 2023
End Date: June 30, 2024
Location: Sunderland Public Library
Hours: Mon 10am-8pm, Tue & Wed 1-8pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 20 School Street
City/Town: Sunderland
Website: sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

Enter the world of Frederick Gao, an inner tapestry of lush landscapes, weathered New England barns, livestock and people, rendered into paintings and capturing his 30+ years of observing life in Western Massachusetts. Unlike most retrospectives, which show gradients of their perspective over time, Gao's body of work was produced through an impassioned flurry of five years. Gao passed away in 2023 before he was able to host an art show. This exhibit serves as a celebratory debut of Gao's work.

Contact: director@sunderlandpubliclibrary.org
413-665-2642

 

Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

What's on Your Plate?

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 5, 2023
End Date: June 29, 2024
Location: Great Falls Discovery Center
Hours: Tue 10am-4pm, Wed-Sun 10am-6pm
Address: 2 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

The exhibit What's On Your Plate? asks artists to investigate the entanglement of food, time, commitment, and ecology. Curated by Exploded View, in collaboration with the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center 2024 Food, Farms, and Factories project and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Contact: Trish Crapo
tcrapo@mac.com
413-834-7934

 

Ware Exhibits/Events

WOW: Wisdom of Women

Artists: group show
Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: June 23, 2024
Location: ArtWorks Gallery
Hours: Sat & Sun 1-5pm; extended hours 1-7pm: 6/1 & 6/8
Address: 69 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org/exhibitions/wow-2024

Our planet may be on the eve of destruction! Amidst the challenges facing the world, Curator Terry Rooney has invited artists to the second WOW Show (Wisdom Of Women) to address pressing issues such as climate change, social justice issues and personal freedoms. Extended hours 1-7pm: on 6/1, & 6/8, before concerts.

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

 

Westfield Exhibits/Events

Exuberant Expressionism: Trends in 21st Century Visual Art at Westfield Athenaeum

Artists: Marie Crane-Yvon, Ruth Kjaer
Start Date: May 14, 2024
End Date: August 31, 2024
Location: Jasper Rand Art Gallery at Westfield Athenaeum
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: westath.org

There are a number of interesting trends in 21st century art, and several artists in Western MA are on the forefront of these new directions. Marie Crane-Yvon and Ruth Kjaer illustrate probably the two most popular currents in recent art, one usually referred to as a minimalist approach to abstract art, and another that tends to go in the opposite direction, building paintings with many layers of exuberant color and texture. Lecture by Guy McLain about the artists and artwork: June 16, 2pm.

 

Multi-location Exhibits/Events

MICAfest Art for Change: The M/others' View

Artists: Mothers Institute for Collaboration and Art (MICA)
Start Date: May 1, 2023
End Date: May 31, 2024
Reception Date: May 25
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts / NEVAmuseum at Anchor House of Artists / Bombyx Center for Arts and Equity
Address: see website for location details
City/Town: Northampton & Florence
Website: experiencemica.org

MICAfest is back! Tickets on sale now. 80 m/other artists converge this May for MICAfest Art for Change: The M/others' View, a month-long, multidisciplinary festival in Northampton presented by MICA, a Western MA mom-run organization. Brace yourself for an unprecedented event with a visual exhibition and interdisciplinary weekly showcases. Don't miss this groundbreaking celebration, igniting essential conversations about m/otherhood, art, and social change. Free events and sliding scale tickets.

Contact: Lyza Fennell
hello@experiencemica.org
413-341-6916

 

Craft & Maker Fairs / Open Studios / Pop-ups / Festivals

Made with Pride Pop-up Market

Date: June 1, 2-7pm
Location: CitySpace
Address: 43 Main Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: cityspaceeasthampton.org/popup

Participating vendors include: Captain Debbie, Desmond Shea, Dragonlight Design, sHeather Geoffrey / Ouroboros Studios, KafkaEzque Alternative Stationery, Michael Sjostedt, Mossy Bee, Night Critter Prints, Paul Specht, pushcart judaica, Sophia Jakobson, The Shiny Bunny, ArtFromRainyDays, Bookends in Florence, brilliant trades, butchknits.

 

Paradise City Arts Festival

Date: May 25, 10am-6pm; May 26, 10am-5pm; May 27, 10am-4pm
Location: Three County Fairgrounds
Address: 54 Old Ferry Road
City/Town: Northampton
Website: festivals.paradisecityarts.com/shows/northampton-may-show

Paradise City Arts hosts New England's most celebrated shows of contemporary fine and decorative arts. For nearly 30 years, our events have drawn thousands of attendees of art buyers, designers, and enthusiasts seeking to connect with our 220 exceptional artists & makers from across the country. Our festivals are known for their diverse and lively atmosphere-- offering a weekend of live music, local eats, our exhibit "The Art in Gathering", and activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Contact: Mariah Swanson
mswanson@paradisecityarts.com
413-587-0772

 

Open Studios with Casting Demonstrations

Date: Saturdays, 1-4pm, May 25, June 22, August 31 & October 12
Location: River Studios
Address: 42 East River Road
City/Town: Huntington
Website: andrewdevries.com

Award-winning master sculptor Andrew DeVries will demonstrate the ancient process of lost wax bronze casting at four Saturday afternoon Open Studios. Recognized worldwide for his depiction of ballet dancers, he is among a handful of artists in the US who not only create and design, but actually cast their own works in bronze. Events are limited to 12 people by reservation. Tickets are $25 per person and available online. The nonrefundable fee is dedicated to Sculpture Trail upkeep.

Contact: Andrew DeVries
andrew@andrewdevries.com
413-238-7755

 

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

Paw Prints at Becket Arts Center

Sponsoring Group Name: Becket Arts Center
Deadline: June 1
Submission/Entry Fees: $5
City/Town: Becket
Website: pawprints.artcall.org

We are accepting submissions of paintings, sculpture, photography, and mixed media artwork to display in our gallery. Apply to show your animal-themed artworks in our juried show, Paw Prints.

Contact: Jacob Laczkowski
Jacob@becketartscenter.org

 

THIS LAND at Art Fluent

Sponsoring Group Name: Art Fluent
Deadline: July 12, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: $25 first entry / $10 for each additional entry
City/Town: Boston
Website: artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=13407

Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, THIS LAND. The landscape, with its ocean waves sculpting cliffs and the earth's crust shaping mountains, is a testament to the planet's breathtaking beauty. This diversity of landscapes provides unlimited inspiration for artistic expression, offering so much to explore and countless ways to get creative. We're captivated by nature's endless beauty and invite you to share your perspective of THIS LAND.

Contact: Amy Matteson Neill
hello@art-fluent.com
508-419-1015

 

Here and Now: Springfield

Sponsoring Group Name: Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, STCC
Deadline: May 31
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: stcc.io/carberry

The Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery on the campus of the Springfield Technical Community College seeks artists and photographers living in Springfield working in all mediums to apply for consideration to a special juried group exhibition called "Here and Now: Springfield." This show will be juried and curated by STCC fine arts students and the gallery director of the Carberry Gallery and on view from September to October 2024. All mediums considered.

Contact: SONDRA PERON
speron@stcc.edu
413-695-3196

 

Call for Springfield-Based Artists: Artists at Work

Sponsoring Group Name: Springfield Cultural Partnership, Springfield Cultural Council and THE OFFICE performing arts + film
Deadline: May 21
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldculture.org/artists-at-work-springfield-opportunity

Artists At Work will offer 4 local Springfield-based artists a salary and benefits for the period of one year. In addition to continuing their own artistic practices, selected artists will work with local partners within the Springfield TDI District -- focused around the Mason Square neighborhood -- on artistic civic engagement projects that engage youth around community priorities laid out by the Mason Square TDI Partnership for the area's future, centering on identity, history and belonging, and community safety and wellness.

 

Barn Door Gallery 2024-2025 Season

Sponsoring Group Name: Barn Door Gallery at Northampton Center for the Arts
Deadline: May 31
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: nohoarts.org/art-gallery

Calling all local artists! Applications from artists interested in exhibiting in the Barn Door Gallery for our 2024-2025 season are now being accepted! We have had an amazing first season featuring talented artists and incredible work, and we are excited for more. Please visit our website to find the application process and links to application forms. Submissions are due in full by midnight on Friday 5/31, but we recommend submitting early!

Contact: gallery@nohoarts.org

 

Jazz & Roots: Call for Vendors

Sponsoring Group Name: Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival
Deadline: June 7
Submission/Entry Fees: no fee to apply
City/Town: Springfield
Website: springfieldjazzfest.com/vendors

It's time to apply again to sell your wares to thousands at the Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival on Friday & Saturday, July 12 & 13! The festival will give you excellent exposure to a diverse, happy audience, having fun and looking to buy food and local crafts. As a free, outdoor event, the festival is accessible, safe, and popular.

 

Downtown Northampton Sunday Block Party

Sponsoring Group Name: Spill the Tea Sis
Deadline: rolling
Submission/Entry Fees: no fee to apply
City/Town: Northampton
Website: forms.gle/jLtVCKA8zvmVVB93A

The Sunday Block Party runs the 2nd Sunday of every month May to October. We are particularly interested in artists, makers, musicians, farmers, local food businesses & divination readers for this event! BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Small Businesses encouraged! See website for full details.

 

4th Annual Pioneer Valley Art Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: Agawam Community Artists and Artisans
Deadline: July 1
Submission/Entry Fees: no fee to apply
City/Town: Agawam
Website: agawamarts.com

At the Agawam Polish American Club, Feeding Hills. Saturday August 24 & 25, 10am-4pm. 10x10 tent space $65. For entry form please contact Ceil Rossi.

Contact: Ceil Rossi
tocarefree2@hotmail.com
413-207-1247

 

Gallery A3 Open Call for Artists for 9th Juried Show

Sponsoring Group Name: Gallery A3
Deadline: submit images May 28 - June 28
Submission/Entry Fees: $38 for 3 entries, $7 for one additional entry, 4 entries max
City/Town: Amherst
Website: gallerya3.com

Gallery A3's Call for Artists for Impermanence seeks art that speaks to the ever-changing, transient, and cyclical nature of all things as experienced in the realm of human relationships and emotions and as encountered in the material and natural worlds. Juror Maria Timina is Curator of Russian and European Art at the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College. Exhibit runs Aug 1-31. Opening Reception Aug 1 (5-8pm) and Art Forum Aug 15 (7:30pm). Full info on website.

 

Bridge of Flowers Art Show & Sale 2024

Sponsoring Group Name: Bridge of Flowers
Deadline: August 1
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: bridgeofflowersmass.org

The Bridge of Flowers Art Show and Sale is accepting applications for our second annual show August 16-18. More information and application forms are available on the Bridge of Flowers website. This is not a juried exhibition and there is no participation fee. However, all work must be for sale. This show is open to all West County artists working in 2D media. Please direct any questions to Ann Lofquist annlof@earthlink.net

Contact: ann lofquist
annlof@earthlink.net
805-603-8010

 

Celebrate Art

Sponsoring Group Name: Scantic River Artisans
Deadline: May 23
Submission/Entry Fees: Members $25 1st entry; $35 up to 3 entries / Assoc Members $30 1st entr; $40 up to 3 entries / Non-members $35 1st entry; $45 up to 3 entries
City/Town: Hampden
Website: scanticriverartisans.com

Show dates: June 1 (noon - 5pm) and June 2 (11 - 3pm). Reception and awards June 2 (noon - 2pm). Accepted Works will be posted by 5pm on May 28th. Categories for prizes and awards: Acrylic, Oil, Pastel, Watercolor, Sculpture, Graphics, Photography, Mixed Media. Must be at least six entrants for the category to qualify for prizes. Criteria: Original work only. All art must be for sale. 10% commission to SRA for all sales. Visit website for entry forms.

Contact: Christine Sterritt
chrisps@charter.net
413-537-8162

 

Ecstatic Resistance Magazine

Sponsoring Group Name: Fortuna Major Press / Astral Cherry Healing Arts
Deadline: June 30
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: astralcherryart.com/fmp

Calling all creatives, visionaries, and catalysts with a cause! Fortuna Major Press is thrilled to announce submissions to our first issue, Beyond Separation, are OPEN NOW. The mission: to amplify the voices of marginalized communities and uplift the work of creatives who are pushing boundaries and cultivating a world of justice and belonging. To learn more about the magazine and submit, visit astralcherryart.com/opportunities

Contact: Lachlan Thompson
fortunamajorpress@gmail.com

 

REFLECTIONS: Main Street Art Activations

Sponsoring Group Name: Cummington Cultural District
Deadline: May 31
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Cummington
Website: cummingtonculture.art

An annual application-based program offering up to $1,000 and marketing support to local artists and organizations to produce public artworks, cultural events, and other activities within the Cummington Cultural District. Preference will be given to artists from Cummington and the adjacent towns of Ashfield, Windsor, Worthington, Chesterfield, Goshen and Plainfield.

Contact: culturaldistrictcummington@gmail.com

 

4th Annual LAVA Film Festival

Sponsoring Group Name: The LAVA Center
Deadline: August 11 (early bird deadline: July 21)
Submission/Entry Fees: free for Valley filmmakers (email for promo code)
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: thelavacenter.org/lava-film-festival

The newest, brightest, and best of Massachusetts filmmaking talent--from students to professionals and everyone in between! Festival dates: October 4-6. Submission requirements: Films must be made by current residents of Massachusetts. We will accept films and videos of any length, any subject, any style. Films must be creative projects in their own right, as opposed to live events or performances filmed for documentation purposes. Valley filmmakers can submit for free! To get a promo code to waive the entry fee, email us and tell us where you live.

Contact: info@thelavacenter.org

 

Artist in Residence at Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Sponsoring Group Name: Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Deadline: July 1, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Amherst
Website: umass.edu/renaissance/2022-2023callproposals

Aided by the Center's collection of over 1,000 rare books, gardens, and meadowscape, artists are invited to explore how their work intersects with Renaissance (1490-1750) thought and craft to produce work that generates new perspectives on the relationship between the early modern world and our own. Projects should creatively open onto the ways in which today's most urgent topics ranging from global capitalism to environmental and social justice traffic in ideas that extend into the Renaissance.

Contact: Liz Fox
efox@umass.edu
413-577-3600

 

Beyond the Scars at Art Fluent

Sponsoring Group Name: Art Fluent
Deadline: June 7, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: $25 first entry / $10 for each additional entry
City/Town: Boston
Website: art-fluent.com/calls-for-art/beyond-the-scars-prospectus

As artists, we know that our creations can be born from the unexpected, where accidents and errors are transformed into elements of beauty. It's the unexpected aesthetic that emerges when we embrace the imperfections of the creative process. Join us in celebrating the imperfect in art, where every flaw has a story to tell, each imperfection adds character, and every mistake is a tribute to the unpredictable beauty of the creative journey. Show us BEYOND THE SCARS from your perspective.

Contact: Amy Matteson Neill
hello@art-fluent.com
508-419-1015

 

Field Trip

Sponsoring Group Name: Elusie Gallery
Deadline: June 13, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: antlereditions.com/fieldtrip

This is a show about the best feelings/moments/places of your youth. We want the viewers to enter the gallery and be immersed in an environment filled with whimsey, nostalgia and wonder. Pieces of any medium to show at Elusie Gallery- July 6th to July 30th. Opening during ArtWalk- Saturday July 6. Submissions due June 13th. Accepted submissions due by July 3rd at Elusie Gallery. Need to be ready to hang or display. Full details on website.

Contact: Lisa Hersey
lisa@antlereditions.com
413-204-2431

 

Summer 2024 Shows at Becket Arts Center

Sponsoring Group Name: Becket Arts Center
Deadline: July 1, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: $5-$20
City/Town: Becket
Website: 2024becketarts.artcall.org/current-calls-for-entry

We have several open calls for art including three large group shows and two small group shows. Apply now

Contact: Jenn Beatty
jenn@becketartscenter.org
413-623-6635

 

Mentoring Program for Early Career Artists from the Connecticut River Valley

Sponsoring Group Name: Valley Arts Mentors (VAM)
Deadline: rolling
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: artsmentors.org/mentorship

VAM is currently accepting registrations for mentors and mentees! We match 10 - 15 mentor/mentee pairs a year on a rolling basis. Commitment: Mentors and mentees connect online or in person once every two weeks for a six month period. Full details and registration form on website.

Contact: admin@artsmentors.org
508-439-2069

 

Local Art at the Montague Center Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Montague Center Library
Deadline: June 1, 2024
Submission/Entry Fees: none
City/Town: Montague

Live in or near Montague? Want to show your art in the Montague Center Library? We have a small exhibition area to feature local artists. Please email for more information. Call for artists is ongoing. All 2D (or close to) art will be considered.

Contact: Kate Martineau
kmartineau@cwmars.org
413-367-2852

 

Display your art at The LAVA Center

Sponsoring Group Name: The LAVA Center
Deadline: open
Submission/Entry Fees: no fee to apply
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: localaccess.org/gallery-space

We have two gallery spaces in our large, window-less space in downtown Greenfield. No windows means no sun damage, and lots of uninterrupted white space to better highlight your work. Both gallery spaces include a reception, generally on the first weekend of the month; regular public gallery hours throughout the month; marketing and promotions: a press release sent to local and regional news outlets and being featured on our website, in our email newsletter, and in social media. Full details on website.

 

Borgia Gallery at Elms College

Sponsoring Group Name: Elms College
Deadline: July 12, 2024
Submission/Entry 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. The gallery space is approximately 1000 square feet, and it is located in the Mary Dooley College Center. Exhibitions run from 4 to 8 weeks in length and the college provides printed marketing materials such as postcards and flyers. Interested parties should submit 10 digital images or website to scoona@elms.edu

Contact: Dr Amber Scoon
scoona@elmse.edu

 

Classes / Workshops / Seminars / Meet Ups

Pop Up Books 1.0 with Lisa Hersey

Date & Time: Friday, June 28, 6-9pm
Fee: $60
Location: Antler Editions
Address: 1 Cottage Street, studio 512
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: antlereditions.com/workshops/pop-up-books-10

Create your own short popup book using three different pop up techniques. Students should come with an idea or two for a short story, think of something that can be told in three scenes. We will explore three different techniques, then work on sketching and creating three spreads and a cover. Students bring their preferred dry medium for creating work (markers, pencils, crayons.) Students will be able to recreate their work at home with cardstock paper.

Contact: Lisa Hersey
lisa@antlereditions.com
413-204-2431

 

Stitch 'N Sip at Fame Lounge/Eatery

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 5, 6-7:30pm
Fee: free
Location: Fame Lounge/Eatery
Address: 386 Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke

Grab your WIPs and come out for a night of knitting, crocheting, and fiber arts at Fame Lounge Eatery, hosted by Mary and José. All levels welcome! Come spend the night connecting with fellow fiber lovers, over some delicious food and drinks (available for purchase). We will have some awesome giveaways and an opportunity to show off your WIPs! Happy stitching!

 

A Day of Connecting Artists - Building Community Resiliency & an Equitable Creative Economy

Date & Time: Saturday, June 1, 10am-2:30pm
Fee: $16, register by May 25
Location: Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity
Address: 130 Pine Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: artshubwma.org/event/artshub-building-community-resiliency-an-equitable-creative-ec2024-06-01

Join the ArtsHub for this special event dedicated to connecting artists and creatives from any discipline. Artists' Day of Connection is designed to inspire, challenge, and foster greater collaboration among our vibrant artistic communities. One of the biggest concerns we hear from artists is that there are few opportunities to meet other artists and to lay the foundation for working together. The day will include a panel discussion, presentations by artists and NEFA staff, and networking.

 

Nature Journaling at the Medicine Garden with Elayna Sturm

Date & Time: Saturday, June 15, 10am-12pm
Fee: $5-40
Location: The People's Medicine Project Homestead Garden
Address: address provided upon registration
City/Town: Conway
Website: elaynasturm.com/nature-journaling-in-the-medicine-garden

Nature journaling is a means of connecting to where you are through art, writing, and observation. Nature journaling can include elements of drawing, writing, painting, collaging, and whatever else you may please! People of all ages and any skill level are welcome to join. Half of the proceeds from this class will be donated to the People's Medicine Project.

Contact: Elayna Sturm
thefantasiesofyouth@gmail.com

 

Nature Journaling at Child's Park with Elayna Sturm

Date & Time: Saturdays, 10am-12pm, June 29, July 13 & July 27
Fee: $5-40
Location: Childs Park
Address: 71 N Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: elaynasturm.com/nature-journaling-2024

Nature journaling is a means of connecting to where you are through art, writing, and observation. Nature journaling can include elements of drawing, writing, painting, collaging, and whatever else you may please! This event will include an overview of what nature journaling is/can be, observational skills, and the impact of what we choose to give our attention to. People of all ages and any skill level are welcome to join!

Contact: Elayna Sturm
thefantasiesofyouth@gmail.com

 

Print and Stitch Workshop with Julie Crabtree

Date & Time: June 22 & 23, 1-4pm each day
Fee: $125 + $28 materials fee
Location: Salmon Falls gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: artlink.click/800c79n

You'll begin by using household items like bubble wrap, corks, and stencils to print and overprint paint onto paper and fabric, creating a base design. You'll then layer the printed background with shear materials and netting to create a unique background for hand stitching. You might cut back layers, and add beads and found objects to create texture. You'll learn simple stitches and see samples of Julie's work for inspiration. You'll go home at the end of day two with your own completed artwork.

Contact: 413-625-9833

 

Summer Solstice Crafting at Sulis Studio

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 18, 6:30-8:30pm
Fee: $5-20
Location: Sulis Studio
Address: Brushworks Arts and Industry Building, 221 Pine Street, #253
City/Town: Florence
Website: partiful.com/e/3XZM9L817rLBJ5sZgaT9

Summer in the Northern hemisphere is lush and ripe. A time when fruit and veggies are plenty, and the days are warmer and longer. A chance to revel in and share in gratitude for the abundant provisions of Earth. Come for an evening of crafting, making mini fruits out of model clay, tending to the community altar, and reflecting on how we are shaping our individual and collective worlds this summer.

Contact: Elayna Sturm
thefantasiesofyouth@gmail.com

 

Artist's Barter Party and DIY Pride Accessories at Resilient Community Arts

Date & Time: May 23, 6:30-9pm
Fee: sliding scale cover fee $8-$20
Location: Resilient Community Arts
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Ste #238
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: resilientcommunityarts.org/program-registration/p/artists-barter-party-and-diy-pride-accessories

Join artists of all backgrounds, styles, and mediums for an evening of sharing and swapping art at our first SPRING Barter Party! No money will be exchanged for artwork; instead, trade your art for another’s art or labor/consultations from your fellow artists. Bring your own drinks and snacks and come for as long as you’d like! Restricted to makers 21+

Contact: info@resilientcommunityarts.org
413-342-0396

 

Classical Painting Techniques with Barbara Johnson

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 10am-1pm, June 4 - July 9
Fee: $475
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BarbaraJohnson.com

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

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

 

Introduction to the Art of Drawing with Barbara Johnson

Date & Time: Thursdays, 6-8:30pm, June 5 - July 10
Fee: $395
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BarbaraJohnson.com

Explore the basic language and principles of drawing-the foundation of art explorations. Experience a series of exercises and materials designed to build the perceptual skills used in the "art of seeing". Gain confidence with graphite and charcoal pencils and become familiar with the different surfaces available in paper, and their effects. Explore Old Master drawings with each exercise to build perceptual skills. All levels are welcome.

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

 

Wheel & Surface with Sophia Aussant

Date & Time: Tuesdays, June 11 - August 6, 6-9pm
Fee: $350 / 10% member discount at checkout / sliding scale pricing available
Location: ClayWorks
Address: 71 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

This pottery course teaches students basic wheel throwing and hand-building with a focus on surface design, and glazing techniques to add a unique touch to your functional and sculptural pieces. Beginner friendly but also suitable for intermediate students. Fee includes includes 6 hrs of open studio time per week + 25 lbs of clay. Glazing and firing included. Ages: 16 to adult.

Contact: Mary Remington
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Painting in Oils with Roc Goudreau

Date & Time: Wednesdays, June 12 - July 24, 2-4pm intermediate to advanced / 4-6pm beginner to intermediate
Fee: $175 / 10% member discount at checkout / sliding scale pricing available
Location: Workshop13
Address: 13 Church Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: workshop13.org

Painting with oils is far easier than you might think and incredibly satisfying! Three different oil painting techniques, monochromatic, oil washes, and abstract realism will be taught with this hands-on approach. All materials included.

Contact: Mary Remington
info@workshop13.org
413-277-6072

 

Cut Loose: Cocktails & Collage with Michael Sjostedt

Date & Time: Saturday, June 15, 1-3pm
Fee: $45
Location: Fame Lounge/Eatery
Address: 386 Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: michaelsjostedt.com

Come to Fame Lounge/Eatery to chill, create, and connect on Saturday, June 15. Arrive early to settle in with a cocktail and some delicious eats! We'll have fun cutting up classic celebrity magazines, sexy catalogs, comic books, and other vintage treasures for our collaging pleasure. Everyone will take home several handmade collages--to keep or gift! $45 per person - all materials included. Workshop is limited to 25 people.

Contact: Michael Sjostedt
msjost@gmail.com
413-230-1812

 

Weekly Drawing Class with Eliza Moser

Date & Time: Fridays, 10am-12pm; OR Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Fee: $160 (4-week class)
Location: Eliza Moser Fine Art - Studio & Gallery
Address: 21 College Street, Suite #9
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: elizamoser.com

Join us for our weekly drawing class to learn the fundamentals of classical drawing. Open to all skill levels, this class will teach students a step-by-step process of drawing. New students will begin with drawing exercises designed to teach the method, after which students may bring in projects or subject matters of their own choosing. The regular nature of this class encourages students to build up their drawing skills over time and apply what they've learned to their own artistic goals.

Contact: Eliza Moser
elizamoserfineart@gmail.com
413-204-4797

 

Create Books & Cards with Homemade Inks at Zea Mays Printmaking

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2, 10am-5pm
Fee: $280 + $40 materials fee
Location: Zea Mays Printmaking
Address: 320 Riverside Drive
City/Town: Florence
Website: zeamaysprintmaking.com/event/organic-impressions-books-and-cards

Learn how to safely and sustainably create your own eco-friendly inks and dyes out of natural materials, then use them to make artist books and creative cards! No previous bookmaking or printmaking experience required. Each participant will learn the recipes for a multitude of natural inks and dyes, how to use these inks/dyes to create prints, and the basic structures for creating a variety of books and cards. Everyone will go home with at least one completed artist book and an infinity card.

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

 

Reduction Print Workshop at Red Horse Sanctuary

Date & Time: June 2, 10am-4pm
Fee: $130
Location: Red Horse Sanctuary
Address: 7 Mountain Street
City/Town: Haydenville
Website: redhorsesanctuary.com

In this 6-hour workshop we will create limited edition multi color relief prints using the reduction method, a technique for achieving multiple colors in a single print while only using one block. Starting at the beginning with basic carving techniques, we will create a three color image through a step by step process of printing the first color, carving away certain areas, and printing the next color. All materials included.

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

 

Artist Sessions at Wistariahurst

Date & Time: Saturday, May 25, 11am-2pm (last Saturday of every month)
Fee: none
Location: Wistariahurst Museum
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: wistariahurst.org/event/artist-sessions-at-wistariahurst-may-2024

Are you an artist wanting to connect with other local artists? Are you stuck on a project or piece of art? The Artist Sessions is the perfect opportunity for you! Led by local artist Jackie Delarosa, these sessions are meant to help artists in the western MA area come together to create a supportive environment. Once a month Wistariahurst Museum will host various workshops and sessions to help artists focus on their personal goals and enhance their practices by interacting with other artists.

Contact: info@wistariahurst.org
413-322-5660

 

Cut Loose: Crafts & Drafts - Tin Can Planters with Michael Sjostedt

Date & Time: June 6, 6:30-9pm
Fee: $40
Location: Progression Brewing Company
Address: 9 Pearl Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: michaelsjostedt.com

Come unwind, create, and connect as you make your own collage tin can planters! Transform recycled tin cans into cool house planters using collage techniques. This eco-friendly craft allows you to express your creativity while giving plants a stylish home. $40 per person – all materials included. Workshop is limited to 25 people.

Contact: Michael Sjostedt
msjost@gmail.com
413-230-1812

 

Water Wise: Arts & Educational Workshop at Sulis Studio

Date & Time: Thursday, May 30, 7-8:30pm
Fee: free
Location: Sulis Studio
Address: 221 Pine Street, #253
City/Town: Florence
Website: ctriver.org/event-details/water-wise-arts-educational-workshop

Through art-making and conversation, this workshop is designed to build awareness around our local water resources and how they relate to the Connecticut River. Together, we will learn how to be better stewards of the water that sustains our life and ecosystems! This workshop is a collaboration between Connecticut River Conservancy and Sulis Studio. Light refreshments will be served. Join us!

Contact: Rebecca DeWitt
rebecca.s.dewitt@gmail.com
617-935-6169

 

Tag Art and Concertina Book

Date & Time: Saturday, May 25, 10am-4pm
Fee: $35 half day / $55 full day w/Concertina Book Making
Location: 230am Studio at the Carriage House
Address: 8 North Street
City/Town: Erving
Website: 230amstudio.com

There's something so freeing, unintimidating, and all-out FUN about working this small. You'll have time to collage a variety of different tags and get your creative juices flowing. Creating these tags is a great way to work past an artist's block, but you'll also end up with beautiful tags to hang on a wine bottle or gift box, use as an inspirational reminder or bookmark, frame or add to a handmade book. You can also stay for the follow-up afternoon class and make them into a concertina book.

Contact: Donna Beck
230amdesigns@gmail.com
413-214-8470

 

Beginning Stained Glass at Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio

Date & Time: June 1, 1-5:30pm
Fee: $125
Location: Dragonfly Stained Glass Studio
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, suite 229
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com

Create a beautiful sun catcher or ornaments to grace your home or give as gifts. We will cover the skills and techniques to build a unique piece of stained glass art. The perfect class for students with no experience or intermediate students with some experience who may want a refresher course. All levels welcome. Glass and supplies are included in the tuition and the use of all tools. Dates for same class: June 2, 15, 29.

Contact: Heather McLean
Info@DragonflyStainedGlassStudio.com
413-559-1010

 

Tunnel Book with Lisa Hersey

Date & Time: Saturday, June 1, 10am-1pm
Fee: $60
Location: Antler Editions
Address: 1 Cottage Street, studio 512
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: antlereditions.com/workshops/tunnel-book

Learn to create your own tunnel book in this class. Each student will use their favorite dry media to create a scene within their book. This structure is made up of three layers of a scene, think background, middle ground and foreground. Each window tells part of your story. Looking into a tunnel book is like entering a small three dimensional world. Students will be able to recreate this book at home.

Contact: Lisa Hersey
lisa@antlereditions.com
413-204-2431

 

Hard Cover Journals with Lisa Hersey

Date & Time: Saturday, June 15, 1-5pm
Fee: $150
Location: Antler Editions
Address: 1 Cottage Street, studio 512
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: antlereditions.com/workshops/hard-cover-journals

This structure is great for people who like to stick extra stuff into their journals. It is a hard cover variation of a long stitch. The spine is wider than normal to accommodate extra growth in the text block without bulging like many store bought journals do. Students will choose from a variety of book clothes, end sheets and a threads. We will create our covers, fold the signatures, and sew a book. Students will leave with two books.

Contact: Lisa Hersey
lisa@antlereditions.com
413-204-2431

 

Watercolor: Think Slow Paint Fast with Barbara Johnson

Date & Time: Sundays, 10am-5pm, June 9 & 16
Fee: $335
Organization: Barbara Johnson Studio
Location: Cottage Street Studios
Address: One Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: BarbaraJohnson.com

Explore the delightful medium of watercolor. An introduction to the basic principles and possibilities of the "live medium" and the joys to be found in the process. Students are guided through a series of painting exercises designed to build their skills with materials both traditional and experimental. Participants benefit greatly from each other's explorations and achievements in a supportive setting. Class size limited to ensure quality individualized instruction. All levels welcome.

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

 

Painting Flowers & Floral Arrangements with Eliza Moser

Date & Time: May 25, 9:30am-4:30pm
Fee: $115, material rental options available
Location: Eliza Moser Fine Art - Studio & Gallery
Address: 21 College Street, Suite #9
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: elizamoser.com

Learn the secrets to painting Flowers in this one-day workshop. Working directly on the canvas, students will learn how to first sketch the basic structure of a flower or floral arrangement, then how to mix colors and apply paint. Along the way we will discuss the form and "structure" of petals and botanicals, as well as learning other tips and tricks specific to this timeless subject matter.

Contact: Eliza Moser
elizamoserfineart@gmail.com
413-204-4797

 

Summer Camps at CyclePottery

Date & Time: July 15 - August 23, Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm (three sessions)
Fee: $450
Location: CyclePottery
Address: 42 Maple Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: artlink.click/9dc1f7

SUMMER CAMPS! PRE-REGISTER NOW! You heard it first! Now's your chance to reserve a spot before they are advertised to the public. July 15th -19th: w/ Kathryn & Sophia. July 29th - Aug 2nd: w/Kathryn & Owen. August 19th - 23rd: (9-12 year olds) w/Kathryn & Sophia. Ages 9+. Learn more & pre-register on website.

 

Amherst Plein Air Society

Date & Time: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 9am-1pm, until October 31
Fee: $45 annual dues
Location: Amherst area
City/Town: Amherst
Website: facebook.com/Amherst-Plein-Air-Society-392391357552048

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

Contact: Susanne Personette
susannepersonette@gmail.com
413-835-5229

 

Drop-In Public Studio at Resilient Community Arts

Date & Time: second Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm
Fee: donations appreciated but not required
Location: Resilient Community Arts
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Ste #238
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: resilientcommunityarts.org/program-registration/p/drop-in-studio

The time is yours! Drop In Public Studio is supervised by RCA studio assistants and instructors. There is no set theme or project for drop-in studio hours, but our staff will always be there to share new techniques, equipment, and ideas with you! Come to hang out in community, use any of RCA's supplies, and create independently! Artists younger than 11 must be accompanied by an adult, ages 12-17 need written or phone call permission from a guardian to be at the studio without an adult.

Contact: info@resilientcommunityarts.org
413-342-0396

 

Queer And Trans Art Group at Resilient Community Arts

Date & Time: every other Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm
Fee: donations appreciated but not required
Location: Resilient Community Arts
Address: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Ste #238
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: resilientcommunityarts.org/program-registration/p/qtag

Open to anyone who identifies as queer, trans, or gender-expansive. This is a bi-weekly program happens every other Wednesday at 7pm with our fabulous facilitator Mi! Come hang out, make art in community, or just connect with other queer and trans folks in a safer space.

Contact: info@resilientcommunityarts.org
413-342-0396

 

Week-Long Art Workshops for Kids at Artspace

Date & Time: July 8 - August 7 (4 week-long workshops)
Fee: $179 per workshop
Location: Artspace Community Arts Center
Address: 15 Mill Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: artspacegreenfield.org/classes-workshops

Young artists can unleash their creativity each week with multi-media projects, movement, and play. Summer is a time for fun and to learn new techniques for creative self-expression! These workshops are geared towards kids ages 7-11. If your child is a year or two outside of our age range and you think they would fit well with this workshop, we would love to have them! Please email our office alongside your registration or prior to registering if you have questions.

Contact: info@artspacegreenfield.org
413-772-6811

 

Snow Farm Summer for Teens

Date & Time: Session 1: June 30 - July 13; Session 2: July 14-27
Fee: varies / scholarships available
Location: Snow Farm, The New England Craft Program
Address: 5 Clary Road
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: snowfarm.org/teens/summer-art-program

Snow Farm Summer is a welcoming, creative community with small classes, intensive instruction, passionate instructors, and modern studios. Open to teens ages 14-18. The heart of the program are the studio classes in flameworking, ceramics, painting & drawing, metalsmithing/jewelry, sculpture, and flat glass. Students enroll in two studios each session; one class meets in the morning from 9am to 12pm and the second one meets from 1pm to 4pm. Full details on website.

Contact: highschool@snowfarm.org
413-268-3101

 

Studio / Artist Space Available / Seeking Artist Space

Ceramic Artist Looking for Studio Share

Location: Northampton area
Website: anitawalling.com

Ceramic artist looking for peaceful shared studio space. I create porcelain pinch pots. I come with a work table, shelving, my supplies and tools, and a Skutt 822 kiln. And quite a bit of finished or in process work. Currently working in 110 sq ft with the kiln outside but that is feeling a little tight. Moving to the NoHo area from Asheville the end of May.

Contact: Anita Walling
AnitaWalling@mailhaven.com

 

Art Crowdfunding / Fundraising / Crowdsourcing / Volunteer Help

Make-it Springfield 2024 Appeal: Support our Teens

Goal: open
End Date: December 31
City/Town: Springfield
Website: makeitspringfield.org/teen-appeal2024

Help us reach our goal to provide transportation services for teens who will spend time creating and inventing at Make-it Springfield. Providing transportation addresses a key barrier to high-quality, out-of-school resources for youth. Our ability to provide transportation removes this barrier for the teens in our community who tell us that transportation issues restrict their ability to access our space.

Contact: info@makeitspringfield.org

 

MICAfest Art for Change: The M/others' View

Goal: $10,000
End Date: May 31
City/Town: Northampton
Website: fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/mica-mothers-institute-for-collaboration-and-art

MICAfest Needs You! Help m/other artists shatter outdated narratives of motherhood this May in Northampton. Donate to support our monthlong festival performances, art, and community and challenge outdated motherhood myths. Every gift gets us closer to our $10,000 goal and the chance to win an additional $1,000 in the Fractured Atlas Spring Match! Act NOW in the Fractured Atlas Spring Match - your donation could be increased! Donate to MICAfest and ignite change in the art world.

Contact: Lyza Fennell
hello@experiencemica.org
413-341-6916

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