The Valley Arts Newsletter: September 29, 2015

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September 29, 2015
Issue #369


 


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Deerfield
Easthampton
Greenfield
Holyoke
Monson
Northampton
Shelburne
Shelburne Falls
South Deerfield
Springfield
Ware
Westfield
Williamsburg

In this Issue:


A Breath of Fresh Air
Alicia Hunsicker
American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists' Colony
Amherst Art Walk
Anne Beresford
Art in the Orchard
Arte & Soul: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Artisans of WMass Fall Craft Show
Artist Talk: Martha Wilson
Artist Talk: Paul Bowen "The Reluctant Sculptor"
Artists in the Gallery: Katrina Ruby
Artists/Artisans: 2015
Barbara Milot
By the Light of the Silvery Moon: After Dark in Painting and Print
Cabinets of Curiosity: Contemporary Interpretations
Carmine L. Angeloni
Charlene Reann, Angela Christine
Chuck Close
Chuck Close Documentary
Copper Frances Giloth
Crimean Diary: Uncovered
Deborah Rubin
Debra Truskinoff
Deerfield Valley Art Association
Donnabelle Casis
Easthampton Art Guild Favorites
Elisa Lanzi
Evelyn Pye
Fairies and Secret, Sacred Dwellings
Fall Fest Art Fair
Five by Five
GeoNatural
Glenn Ridler
Gregory Stone
Gregory Stone
HARDWARE: Art and Artifacts from the Highland Hardware Store
Harriet Diamond, Rebecca Muller
Heat of the Moment
Helen Hodges
Intersecting Colors: Josef Albers and His Contemporaries
Jane Morrison
Janet Stupak
Joan Anderson
John Colt
John Gibson
Judith Inglese, Rochelle Shicoff
Kai McBride
Kamini Avril
Keith Hollingworth
Leni Gaudet
Lisa Ducharme
Luke J. Cavagnac
M D Tillyer
Marisa Scheinfeld
Marjorie Tauer
Marlene Rye
Masks & Mothholes
Meg Walker
Megan LaBonte
Mickey Boisvert
Motion-Emotion
Nero 156/KMS
Northampton Print & Book Fair
Paradise City Arts Festival
Patricia Cahill
Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists
Pioneer Valley Weavers
Robert Strong Woodward
Robert Sweeney
Robin Mandel
Ron Michaud
Russell Powell
Sally Chaffee, Marie Sakellarion
Sean Ryan
Smith College Department of Art Faculty Show
Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood
Steven Kennedy
Styled in Stone
Susan Gordon Hillier
The Eye Witness Project
The Highland Hardware Store Art Show
Todd Lynch, Nikki Gardner
Vaughn Sills
Wilbraham Art League Fall Art Exhibit
Women's Work: Feminist Art from the Collection
Wynne Llewellyn

Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities:


7th annual Small Works Show and Sale
7th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library
Call to artists
Easthampton City Arts+
Fall Fest Art Fair
Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Mill Arts Project (MAP)
Northampton Arts Council Fall Grants
Shelburne Arts Co-op seeking new members
The Cheap Art Show
The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children & Teens
The Greenfield Gallery
The Old Courthouse Art Gallery

Classes & Workshops:


Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop
ARTeens
Beginning Pottery (adults)
Beginning Pottery for ages 10-14
Creative Mosaics in the Indirect Method
Gourd Art
Jump Start Your Creative Practice
Kathleen Jacobs Artist Workshop: Fall Landscape Painting and Drawing
Ken Kewley Artist Workshop: Inventing Still Life - drawing, painting, collage and sculpture
Monotype Workshops
Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones
Walter Cudnohufsky Watercolor Workshops
Women Creating, Day into Night

Studio / Artist Space Available:


Holyoke: 315 sq/ft Studio Space at Historic Parsons Hall
Holyoke: 1000 sq/ft Studio Space at Historic Parsons Hall

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Featured Listings:


 

Cornucopia: A Retrospective Duo


Artists: Sally Chaffee, Marie Sakellarion
Start Date: September 30, 2015
End Date: October 26, 2015
Reception Date: Sunday, October 4, 3-5pm
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com


Beadwoven Jewelry and Art by Sally Chaffee and Decorative Painting and Traditional Folk Art by Marie Sakellarion.


Contact: 413-625-9324


 

Fall Fest Art Fair


Date: Saturday, October 3, 10am-3pm
Location Name: Ware Town Hall, Great Room
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.warebca.com


Free Admission, Artists space $25, email cindi at c5d6l34@verizon.net. Information at www.warebca.com. Image: Oil, "Vines and Feathers", by Ware artist Ray Paradis.


Contact: Cindi
c5d6l34@verizon.net


Want your listing in this top spot? Visit the Submissions page for details!


Agawam Exhibits/Events


 

Steven Kennedy


Artist: Steven Kennedy
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2016
Location Name: Agawam Public Library
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Address: 750 Cooper Street
City/Town: Agawam


Despite living with the limitations of his cerebral palsy, Steven Kennedy, 45, has found success with art. He has been a participant with Riverside Arts since 2006 and has mastered his creative style in those years. His art is influenced by his hopes, dreams, and memories, and has become a powerful tool for expression. Steve gets energized by listening to his favorite rock music while creating art.


Contact: Cher Collins
ccollins@agawamlibrary.org
413-789-1550


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Amherst Exhibits/Events


 

Amherst Art Walk


Date: Thursday, October 1, 5-8pm
Location Name: various locations
Address: downtown
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherstartwalk.com


A free cultural event held monthly throughout downtown. Any month might include exhibitions of visual art, poetry readings, musical performances, lectures. Venues offer refreshments and a trolley can whisk you from place to place. The Art Walk brings people into businesses, showcases contemporary art and culture, promotes scores of area artists, and brings cultural enrichment to residents and visitors. Check online for monthly show listings and information on artists and venues.


Contact: info@amherstartwalk.com


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Quotidian


Artist: Evelyn Pye
Start Date: October 1, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Reception Date: Thursday, October 1, 5-8pm
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Th-Su 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com


"I want to make paintings, not pictures," Pye believes, with Mark Rothko, that "a painting is not about an experience; it is an experience."


Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com
413-256-4250


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Chuck Close Documentary


Date: October 8, 5-7:30pm
Location Name: Unitarian Meeting House
Address: 121 N. Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca


In conjunction with the University Museum of Contemporary Art's Chuck Close Exhibition, the Amherst Art Walk is pleased to present a community screening of Chuck Close Documentary, a film about about Close's process of portraiture photography. Please join us for an introductory conversation with Keith Hollingworth, artist and friend of Chuck Close, and UMCA Education Curator Eva Fierst at 5pm followed by the screening. $5 Suggested Donation.


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Heart in Nature


Artist: Debra Truskinoff
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Reception Date: Thursday, October 1, 5-8pm
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst


Impressionistic paintings of landscapes and nature, utilizing intensity in color and contrasts of lights and darks. Brightness and vibrance, as well as an element of the unseen, are evident in the paintings. Medium: water color on paper and oil painting on canvas. Image: Poet's Pond at Race Point, Provincetown.


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Chasing Daylight


Artist: Elisa Lanzi
Start Date: October 1, 2015
End Date: November 20, 2015
Reception Date: October 1, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com


A unique exhibition of hand-made papers and monotype prints by local artist Elisa Lanzi. For Lanzi, her art is in the experience of the "making" process. Each piece is a record of the stories and passages of time and space held in the materials and in the environment around her. An opening reception and paper making demonstration will be held in conjunction with Amherst Art Walk on Thursday, October 1, 5-8pm. Artist reception October 3, 4:30-7pm.


Contact: Lyle Hawthorne
lyle@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197


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Ten Thousand Wonderful Things: A Conversation with the University Collections


Artist: Anne Beresford
Start Date: September 25, 2015
End Date: December 6, 2016
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: 151 Presidents Drive, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca


In this exciting new departure, the UMCA invites local artist Anne Beresford to curate a new iteration of our annual exhibition series "Dialogue with a Collection". Beresford will select and curate material and objects from multiple collections at UMass (art, biology, anthropology, geology, and Special Collections & University Archives) as the basis for an interdisciplinary exhibition.


Contact: 413-545-3670


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Chuck Close Photographs


Artist: Chuck Close
Start Date: September 10, 2015
End Date: December 6, 2016
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tues-Fri 11am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm
Address: 151 Presidents Drive, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/umca


This comprehensive survey explores how Chuck Close has stretched the boundaries of photographic means, methods, and approaches. The photographic origin of each Close painting is well known; however, Close's exploration of the medium extends far beyond the use of photographs as a programmatic tool. For the first time in his extensive exhibition history, this project delves into the full range of his photographic works, presenting some 86 images spanning 1964 to the present.


Contact: 413-545-3670


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Gaining or Ceding Control: The Sudoku Diaries


Artist: Copper Frances Giloth
Start Date: September 17, 2015
End Date: October 15, 2016
Location Name: Herter Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst


An exhibition of recent work. The exhibition offers the viewer a glimpse into a rich and fascinating journey into the unexpected that Giloth embarked upon. Gridded sheets of beautifully painted and sewn solution-driven Sudoku puzzles line the gallery walls. Looking closer, we are drawn into what feels like pages of a personal diary. There are hints and clues of two years of weekly global events, personal encounters, travel, newfound discoveries, and loss.


Contact: Trevor Richardson
413-545-0976


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Recent Works


Artist: Robin Mandel
Start Date: September 17, 2015
End Date: October 18, 2016
Location Name: Herter Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst


From his "Hold" series that employ video and installation in order to embody a paradox: they literally move to become still. This particular series takes as its subject the human breath, both as a requirement for life and as a mechanism of expression. By linking the breath to the image's attainment of equilibrium, Mandel underscores the fragility, the physicality, and the necessity of that gesture.


Contact: Trevor Richardson
413-545-0976


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Crimean Diary: Uncovered


Start Date: September 3, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2016
Location Name: Circa Now Gallery
Address: 534 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.facebook.com/CircaNowGallery


A photography exhibit featuring photographs taken in Crimea shortly after WWI.


Contact: EvaFairchild@gmail.com
413-336-4526


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Brain Unraveled


Artist: Meg Walker
Start Date: September 13, 2015
End Date: October 9, 2016
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Mon-Fri 1-6pm & Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, Hampden Bldg
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden


Walker's works don't illustrate the physical brain but rather mirror the mysterious relationship between brain and mind. One might think her images would therefore be delicate or ethereal: they are not. They are substantial and often made of clay, plaster, wire, and wood. A number of pieces also incorporate electric elements: lights, audio and sensors. Like the brain-mind dyad, she often pairs mass and form with conceptual and less tangible elements.


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


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Paint, Color, and the Brain


Artist: Ron Michaud
Start Date: September 13, 2015
End Date: October 9, 2016
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Mon-Fri 1-6pm & Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, Hampden Bldg
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden


Ron Michaud exhibits paintings and prints related to his long-standing interest in the study of color, vision and perception. His oil paintings and pigment prints demonstrate how limited but selective hues can be applied, grouped and repeated throughout an image in order to produce a convincing representation of the familiar three-dimensional world. The result is imagery that raises questions about how we see and how we process visual information.


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


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The Eye Witness Project: curated by Sally Curcio and Anne Seuthe


Artists: Over 40 Artists
Start Date: September 13, 2015
End Date: October 9, 2016
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Mon-Fri 1-6pm & Sun 2-5pm
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, Hampden Bldg
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden


Eye Witness Project is comprised of more than 40 objects culled from the studios of artists and curators who have exhibited with Hampden Gallery over the past few decades. The collected objects speak to the material and conceptual inspirations of the artists. The collection lets viewers peak into the private world of the artist's studio. Viewers become eyewitnesses to the creative process. The objects hold the potential to inspire wonder similar to that of the Wunder Kammer of the 18th Century.


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


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By the Light of the Silvery Moon: After Dark in Painting and Print


Start Date: August 28, 2015
End Date: January 3, 2016
Location Name: Mead Art Museum
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/mead


This exhibition presents a selection of nighttime scenes reflecting the range of moods captured by artists as they render the world after dark. From romantic, visionary moonlit vistas to modern realist images based on the Apollo space missions, the images include a variety of media -- including watercolor, pastel and oil -- and represent a range of print techniques: woodblock prints, etchings, lithographs, and photographs. Free admission.


Contact: Sheila Flaherty-Jones
sflahertyjones@amherst.edu
413-542-2335


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Intersecting Colors: Josef Albers and His Contemporaries


Start Date: August 28, 2015
End Date: January 3, 2016
Location Name: Mead Art Museum
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/mead


Emanating from Josef Albers's statement that color is "the most relative medium in art," this exhibition examines Albers's overriding concern with visual perception in his art and teaching with an approach that combines the fields of optics, vision science, and Gestalt psychology. For a calendar of exhibition-related events for all ages, visit amherst.edu/mead. Free admission. (Image: Josef Albers, Study for Homage to the Square: Rooted)


Contact: Sheila Flaherty-Jones
sflahertyjones@amherst.edu
413-542-2335


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Five by Five


Artists: group show
Start Date: September 3, 2015
End Date: September 29, 2015
Location Name: Hope & Feathers Gallery
Address: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com


The five elements each interpreted in new works by five local artists: Amanda Barrow, Scout Cuomo, Isabel Margolin, B.Z. Reily, Jane Thurber.


Contact: Lyle Hawthorne
lyle@hopeandfeathersframing.com
413-835-0197


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Earth's Bounty


Artist: Helen Hodges
Start Date: September 2, 2015
End Date: September 29, 2015
Location Name: Burnett Gallery, Jones Library
Address: 43 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst


An exhibit of watercolor and oil paintings. Local and abroad scenes. Landscapes, seascapes, stillife.


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Styled in Stone


Start Date: August 14, 2015
End Date: October 18, 2015
Location Name: Mead Art Museum
Hours: Tue-Sun 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-8pm
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amherst.edu/mead


For centuries, people around the world have used semi-precious stones for practical and decorative purposes. This installation brings together an assortment of intricately crafted objects from China, France, Egypt, and Mesopotamia to demonstrate the significance and symbolism of stone in different cultures. Gallery talk: "Symbolism in Stone", on September 3, 6:30pm in the Kunian Gallery.


Contact: Nadia Waski
nwaski@amherst.edu
413-542-2295


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Heat of the Moment


Artists: group show
Start Date: July 30, 2015
End Date: October 10, 2015
Location Name: FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art
Address: 236 North Pleasant Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.Folcwald.com


The last exhibition in the 2015 Radakovich 21st Century Award competition juried by Arline Fisch and Jean Radakovich. Celebrating sculptural adornment and art of the 21st century, viewers are invited to try on artworks and reflect on the stylistic, technical, and cultural connections between the 20th mid-century modern masters and this century's contemporaries. Local sculptor, Steve Saxenian, will have rotating artworks on display at each exhibit.


Contact: art@Folcwald.com
413-367-5303


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Watercolors


Artist: Deborah Rubin
Start Date: August 4, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: Jewish Community of Amherst (JCA)
Address: 743 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.j-c-a.org


Another reception September 3, 5-8pm.


Contact: Deborah Rubin
deborahrubin8@gmail.com
413-253-7922


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Echoes from the Borscht Belt


Artist: Marisa Scheinfeld
Start Date: April 26, 2015
End Date: October 30, 2015
Location Name: The Yiddish Book Center
Hours: Sun-Fri 10-4
Address: 1021 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/blog/15/03/echoes-from-borscht-belt


Scheinfeld's evocative, large-scale photos capture the dramatic decline of the once-thriving Catskills resort area known as the Borscht Belt, a popular vacation spot for much of the 20th century, especially for Jews from New York. Scheinfeld's images reveal ghostly remnants of the region's glory years as well as powerful evidence of nature's claim on the vacant resorts and their landscapes. The exhibition includes Scheinfeld's personal collection of ephemera from iconic Borscht Belt hotels.


Contact: Programs@bikher.org
413-256-4900


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Deerfield Exhibits/Events


 

Artist for All Seasons


Artist: Robert Strong Woodward
Start Date: September 5, 2015
End Date: November 1, 2015
Location Name: Memorial Hall Museum, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association
Hours: Tue-Sun 11am-4:30pm
Address: 8 Memorial Street
City/Town: Deerfield


The paintings of Robert Strong Woodward (1885-1957) are marked by strong lines, beguiling compositions, and pragmatic colors. Featuring rural landscapes and scenes near his studio in Buckland, dating to the 1930s, this exhibition celebrates Woodward's New England Regionalism. Admission: Adults $6; Ages 6- 12: $3. (Admission grants access to exhibition and the museum). Talk by Bill Hosley, Thursday, Oct 1, 7 pm: "New England Impressions: Art & the Making of Regional Identity, 1885-1950"


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Human Impact


Artists: Harriet Diamond, Rebecca Muller
Start Date: September 20, 2015
End Date: October 30, 2015
Location Name: von Auersperg Gallery, Hess Center for the Arts, Deerfield Academy
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm, or by appt
Address: One Albany Road
City/Town: Deerfield
Website: www.deerfield.edu/calendar


Installation by local artists Harriet Diamond and Rebecca Muller, entitled Rise and Fall also featuring the photographs of: Sebastiao Salgado, Rachel Perry Welty, Andrew Moore, Brian Vanden Brink, Richard Misrach, and Tim Feresten. This 16' x 16' installation is the centerpiece of a new exhibition that explores multiple facets of Human Impact on earth.


Contact: Rebecca Muller
rebmuller@comcast.net
413-427-0689


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Easthampton Exhibits/Events


 

Explorations and Reflections


Artist: Wynne Llewellyn
Start Date: October 1, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Reception Date: Sunday, October 11, 3:30-4:30pm
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org


Wynne Llewellyn lives in Cummington and is originally from Llanrwst, an old market town in the lovely Conwy Valley of North Wales. This show "Explorations and Reflections" includes a variety of work--oils, mixed media, prints, ink--created over a period of ten years. Most of the pieces are abstract work although I have included a few from my two major landscape series.


Contact: Deborah Peavey
dpeavey@lathrop.kendal.org
413-586-0006


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Integration / Reintegration


Artist: Russell Powell
Start Date: September 12, 2015
End Date: October 3, 2015
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com


"It is not just the arcane details of the natural world that fascinate me. I am interested in how my interaction with my environment informs my present and persists in memory. What do I take away from my experience of landscape? What do I retain when I am no longer there, when it now exists in the past? What portion of it becomes indelible, a subterranean part of me?" Russell Powell


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


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Masks & Mothholes


Artists: group show
Start Date: September 7, 2015
End Date: September 29, 2015
Location Name: MAP space, Eastworks
Hours: Wed-Sun 1-5pm, and by appt
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Room 137
City/Town: Easthampton


Rob Kimmel presents Masks & Mothholes, a group show exhibiting art at the intersection of costume and character, with an array of work from sculpture to photography to painting. A diverse group of artists from Brooklyn, Las Vegas, and Maine join celebrated Western Mass artists: Sophie Argetsinger, Robin Barcus-Slonina, Erica Harris, Gary Hallgren, Devon Kelley-Yurdin, Rob Kimmel, Andrea Lauer, Tory Novikova.


Contact: rob.kimmel@gmail.com
917-309-4959


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A Breath of Fresh Air


Artists: group show
Start Date: September 12, 2015
End Date: October 7, 2015
Location Name: Nash Gallery
Address: 40 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.nashgalleryart.com


Group exhibit of recent plein air works by past "Easthampton Paint Out" winners. Sixteen artists will be showcasing plein air paintings of their choice, free from the rules of competition. Participating artists are: Catherine Gibbs, Susan Pecora, Marlene Rye, JoAnn Denehy, Gregory Stone, Michael MacTavish. Claire Metzner, Christy Patrick, John Murphy, June Prosciak, Rose O'Shei, John Gnatek, Ruth Sanderson, Meg Bandarra, Jonathan & Don Wilhelm.


Contact: nashgalleryart@yahoo.com
413-529-9393


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Sean Ryan


Artist: Sean Ryan
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Emily Williston Memorial Library
Address: Park Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ewmlibrary.org


Sean Ryan was born in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. His art is mainly a self-study and has never been intended for an audience, but after experiencing the inclusive Easthampton arts community, he is excited to participate in it.


Contact: Tamsen Conner
tconner@ewmlibrary.org
413-527-1031


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From the 70s to now: Painting joy


Artist: Marjorie Tauer
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: lathrop.kendal.org


Marjorie finds much joy in creating in several mediums. Watercolor and Acrylic are her favorites right now. She is an impressionistic landscape painter and endeavors to paint abstractly as well as realistic. She is mostly a self taught artist and has taken many workshops. She enjoys teaching watercolor, painting Plein Air, and painting weekly with the Easthampton Art Guild.


Contact: Deborah Peavey
dpeavey@lathrop.kendal.org
413-586-0006


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Art in the Orchard


Artists: group show
Start Date: August 13, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: Park Hill Orchard
Address: 82 Park Hill Road
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/Art-in-the-Orchard/225989180773514


Third biennial outdoor exhibit. Sculptures and Installations, Performances, Fruit. Artists: Sue Huang, Rosemary Barrett, Susan Arthur, Pat Bennett, Fielding Brown, Gerald Clark III, Tim de Christopher, Sally Curcio / Anne LaPrade Seuthe, Peter Dellert, Elizabeth Denny / Pat Bennett, Mark Fenwick, Piper Foreso, Susan Halls, Lyn Horan, Eileen Jager, Matt Johnson, Lindsey Molyneux, Trisha Moody-Bourbeau, David Poppie, Laura Reinhard, Mike Roche, Antoinette Schultze, Fletcher Smith, Michael Tillyer, Nora Valdez, Sophie Wood, Chris Woodman, Katie Richardson.


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Easthampton Art Guild Favorites


Artists: Easthampton Art Guild
Start Date: August 3, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Easthampton City Hall Gallery
Hours: 8am-5pm
Address: 50 Payson Ave, 1st Floor
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com


Introduces the artists of EAG and their works in watercolors, acrylics, oils, and mixed media, illustrating the diversity and breadth of their paintings. This group exhibition will showcase a sampling of the artists' favorite creations.


Contact: arts@easthampton.org
413-529-1425


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ABSTRACT SUMMER


Artist: Luke J. Cavagnac
Start Date: August 8, 2015
End Date: November 13, 2015
Location Name: The Invisible Fountain
Hours: M-F and sometimes on weekends
Address: 116 Pleasant Street, Suite #206
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.invisiblefountain.com


The newest showing of paintings by Luke J. Cavagnac. The Invisible Fountain is where Cavagnac paints and displays his "Art". Hundreds and hundreds of different paintings on display everyday.


Contact: luke@invisiblefountain.com
413-896-8073


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Greenfield Exhibits/Events


 

Transcendent


Artist: Alicia Hunsicker
Start Date: September 24, 2015
End Date: October 28, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, October 2, 6-7:30pm
Location Name: Geissler Gallery, Stoneleigh-Burnham School
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Address: 574 Bernardston Road
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.sbschool.org/fall-art-exhibition-features-paintings-and-prints-by-alicia-hunsicker/


Stoneleigh-Burnham School's Fall Art Exhibition will feature the artwork of Leyden-based artist Alicia Hunsicker. "Transcendent" will feature a selection of paintings and prints inspired by cutting edge science that addresses quantum energy and human consciousness as it intersects with the natural world. This exhibit will provide a glimpse into the development of Hunsicker's work over the last five years.


Contact: lmahoney@sbschool.org
413-774-2711


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Holyoke Exhibits/Events


 

Paintings by Mickey Boisvert


Artists: Mickey Boisvert
Start Date: October 7, 2015
End Date: October 29, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, October 9, 5:30-7:30pm
Location Name: Open Square Mill 4, 4th Floor Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 9am-10am
Address: 4 Open Square Way, Holyoke MA 01040
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.opensquare.com/news


Mickey Boisvert of South Hadley explores a painting style that accepts flaws and imperfection as evidence of the artist at work. From Monhegan to Martha's Vineyard; from town to country, she finds endless inspiration. Mickey is a 2015 Salmagundi Club award winner.


Contact: Mickey Boisvert
mb.design@comcast.net
413-437-7227


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Artists/Artisans: 2015


Artists: group show
Start Date: October 9, 2015
End Date: October 30, 2015
Reception Date: Friday, October 9, 6-9pm
Location Name: Paper City Studios/PCS80
Hours: Sat 1-4pm & Thurs Oct 15, 22, 29
Address: 80 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: papercitystudios.wordpress.com


PCS80 in collaboration with UMASS Arts ExtensionService present 8 valley artists/artisans. A variety of media presented: functional and non-functional objects: foot ware, jewelry, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and wearable art. Thursday Evenings with the Artists, Oct 15, 22, 29, 7-9pm


Contact: Nancy Sachs
nksachs@gmail.com
413-330-4505


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The Highland Hardware Store Art Show


Artists: group show
Start Date: September 2, 2015
End Date: October 17, 2015
Location Name: The Highland Hardware Store
Address: 917 Hampden Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.facebook.com/events/882233161865774/


A truly unique art exhibit featuring twenty Pioneer Valley artists displaying paintings, sculpture and installations in and among the nuts and bolts, tools, fertilizer, bicycles and small appliances at the familiar family store. Highland Hardware has been in business in Holyoke for nearly 70 years. Artists, teacher and author Dean Nimmer organized the exhibit with the goal of putting some fun into art.


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HARDWARE: Art and Artifacts from the Highland Hardware Store


Artists: group show
Start Date: September 8, 2015
End Date: October 1, 2015
Location Name: Taber Art Gallery, Holyoke Community College
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: thetaberartgallery.blogspot.com


Harry Craven, owner of the Highland Hardware and Bike Shop has had a lifetime interest in collecting Holyoke memorabilia and historical photographs and has made this collection a part of his store. A family run business since 1946, just about every square inch of wall space displays scenes, objects, curiosities and signage from Holyoke's past. Amongst this Harry and crew have also created some (hardware themed) objects de art of their own.


Contact: 413-552-2614


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Changing Landscapes: Michigan to Massachusetts


Artist: Janet Stupak
Start Date: August 2, 2015
End Date: September 29, 2015
Location Name: Wistariahurst Museum
Hours: Sat-Mon 12-4pm
Address: 238 Cabot Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.wistariahurst.org


Janet Stupak has been painting landscapes for about 40 years. She has captured scenes from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where she grew up, and many other states where she has lived, from the historic stone ironmaster's house of Charming Forge, Pennsylvania to the round barns and tobacco barns of Illinois. Currently Stupak lives in Holyoke and is painting local landscapes, including the wondrous brick factory buildings.


Contact: 413-322-5660


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Monson Exhibits/Events


 

Wilbraham Art League Fall Art Exhibit


Artists: Wilbraham Art League
Start Date: October 3, 2015
End Date: October 18, 2015
Reception Date: Sunday, October 4, 1-3pm
Location Name: The Monson House of Art
Hours: Sat-Sun, 11am-4pm
Address: 200 Main Street
City/Town: Monson
Website: www.wilbrahamartleague.com


The Monson House of Art is a fine New England venue for October weekend art viewing. Contributing artists are members of the Wilbraham Art League, a group of artists predominantly from Western MA.


Contact: Eloise Genest
genest@charter.net


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Northampton Exhibits/Events


 

Northampton Print & Book Fair


Date: Sunday, October 4, 12-6pm
Location Name: A.P.E Gallery
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.northamptonprintandbookfair.com


The NPBF is a combination invitational and juried event that will feature over 50 artists, publishers, studios and vendors who will have their works available for display and purchase. Focusing on printed material in the broadest sense, vendors will have a range of works from photographs, shirts, screen printed posters, chapbooks, zines, letterpress prints and more.


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Stone


Artist: Gregory Stone
Start Date: October 1, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: North Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.gregorystoneartist.com


The artist is a painter and sculptor. His exhibit comprises of 34 original works, oil on masonite. His show is an eclectic display of his artistic background and bringing rave reviews. A must see!


Contact: Gregory Stone
413-484-4489


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Pioneer Valley Weavers


Artists: Pioneer Valley Weaver's Guild
Start Date: October 1, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: New Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton


The guild consists of 70 members from Western and West Central Massachusetts. The goals of the guild include a desire to educate, inspire and foster excellence and creativity in weaving, and to increase public awareness of hand weaving as an art form.


Contact: Lynn Field
413-893-6890


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To the Bright Side of the Road


Artist: Susan Gordon Hillier
Start Date: October 1, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Reception Date: Thursday, October 8
Location Name: Locust Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton


The artist will exhibit pastels as well as oil and wax. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.F.A. degree in design. She captures the scenery of the hilltowns with her art. The artist has been selected for numerous years in the juried exhibition in the Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton and Marlborough.


Contact: Susan Gordon Hillier
413-628-3042


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Paradise City Arts Festival


Date: October 10-12; Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm, Monday 10am-4pm
Location Name: Three County Fairgrounds
Address: Old Ferry Road, off Rt. 9
City/Town: Northampton
Website: festivals.paradisecityarts.com


Spend Columbus Day Weekend at a world-class arts festival right in the cultural heart of New England. A carefully selected collection of 260 artists and fine craft makers from every corner of America descend upon Northampton for three days of astounding visual arts, eye-popping design, scrumptious food, fabulous live music, a beautiful sculpture garden and great fun. Held rain or shine in four buildings and under tents. $13 adults, $12 seniors; $8 students; 12 and under free.


Contact: Katherine
info@paradisecityarts.com
800-511-9725


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Artist Talk: Martha Wilson


Date: Wednesday, September 30, 6:30pm
Location Name: Smith College Campus Center
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton


The Smith College Museum of Art presents Martha Wilson, pioneering feminist artist and founder of Franklin Furnace, Wilson will trace the trajectory of her career as well as discuss her current work. Free and open to all.


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Collecting Their Thoughts: Two Women


Artists: Judith Inglese, Rochelle Shicoff
Start Date: October 7, 2015
End Date: November 1, 2015
Reception Date: Friday October 9, 6-8pm
Location Name: A.P.E Gallery
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5, Fri 12-8
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org


Inspired by Hindu cosmology in which certain animals like the elephant and tortoise are depicted as supporting the earth, Judith Inglese has created, "A Delicate Balance", a series of large terracotta animal sculptures. Rochelle Shicoff considers that her painting series "After All The Leaves Have Fallen: Muslim Women and Their Traditions" to have emerged from and been influenced by her living for 14 years in a conservative Middle Eastern neighborhood in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.


Contact: 413-586-5553


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Untamed Southern Kudzu


Artist: Kai McBride
Start Date: October 5, 2015
End Date: October 30, 2015
Location Name: Oresman Gallery
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
Address: Hillyer Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College
City/Town: Northampton


Contact: Rebecca Davis
bdavis@smith.edu


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New Paintings


Artist: John Gibson
Start Date: September 9, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Oresman Gallery
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
Address: Hillyer Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College
City/Town: Northampton


Contact: Rebecca Davis
bdavis@smith.edu


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Smith College Department of Art Faculty Show


Artists: Smith College Faculty
Start Date: September 22, 2015
End Date: October 7, 2015
Location Name: Jannotta Gallery
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
Address: Hillyer Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College
City/Town: Northampton


Contact: Rebecca Davis
bdavis@smith.edu


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Robert Sweeney 2015


Artist: Robert Sweeney
Start Date: September 30, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Reception Date: October 3, 5-7pm
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tues-Wed 10am-5pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12pm-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com


William Baczek Fine Arts is excited to present Robert Sweeney's solo exhibition. The show will feature new works by Mr. Sweeney. To preview the exhibit and see additional works, please visit: http://www.wbfinearts.com/index.php?id=5111. Image: Carousel, Boston Common, 2015, oil on panel, 32 x 48"


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


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Artist Talk: Paul Bowen "The Reluctant Sculptor"


Date: Thursday, October 1, 7pm
Location Name: Oxbow Gallery
Address: 275 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.bluewayartalliance.org


Part of the Blueway Art Alliance and Oxbow Gallery Lecture Series collaboration: a lecture about the work and career of Paul Bowen. Listen to artist Paul Bowen discuss how he turns raw materials such as washed ashore debris -- planks, crates, other artifacts -- that can be found along the beaches of Cape Cod into sculpture.


Contact: Kathleen Jacobs
Kathy@bluewayartalliance.com
413-570-5333


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Motion-Emotion


Artists: group show
Start Date: October 2, 2015
End Date: October 30, 2015
Reception Date: October 9, 5-8pm
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org


A juried exhibition at Hosmer Gallery. Jurors: Aprile Gallant Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Smith College Museum of Art; Paul Gulla, Gallery Manager, R. Michelson Galleries; Julia Courtney, Curator of Art, D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts. ARTIST RECEPTION will be held in conjunction with Arts Night Out on Friday, October 9th.


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


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Nothing but the Blues Paintings


Artist: Gregory Stone
Start Date: September 20, 2015
End Date: October 10, 2015
Reception Date: October 9, 5pm
Location Name: Anchor House of Artists
Hours: Tues, Thurs & Sat 1-6pm, and by appt
Address: 518 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/anchorhouseartists


An artist who can paint with his soul, a Gregory Stone painting is recognized by its deeply engaging empathy with its subject equally along with its masterly brushwork and color. The work shown here, "Robert Johnson,"(photo credit: Stephen Petegorsky) from a body of paintings of American icons of Jazz and Blues. Free Public reception on October 9, Arts Night Out featuring the music of Honey and the Sting (cover charge, see facebook page for more info).


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


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Women's Work: Feminist Art from the Collection


Start Date: September 11, 2015
End Date: January 3, 2016
Location Name: Smith College Museum of Art
Hours: 10am-4pm
Address: 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/artmuseum


Exhibition featuring women artists in the forefront of Feminism's Second Wave (1960s-80s), an era of protest, organization and activism. Artists include Emma Amos, the Guerilla Girls and Martha Wilson, among others. Image credit: Martha Wilson. American, born 1947. *A Portfolio of Models: Working Girl *(detail), 1974, printed 2008. Gelatin silver prints and typewritten text on paper. Purchased with the Dorothy C. Miller, class of 1925, Fund.


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


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The World: Inside Out


Artists: Charlene Reann, Angela Christine
Start Date: September 11, 2015
End Date: October 7, 2015
Location Name: The Living Art Studio
Hours: Tue-Sat 11-8
Address: 219 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.thelivingartstudio.com


Explore a different view of the world around you. Get up-close and personal with nature and the wonders it contains. This diverse collection features eye-catching, surreal, and breathtaking photographs from two young artists. This show gives a unique perspective of things we see every day, and often overlook.


Contact: Alisa Inderieden
thelivingartstudio@gmail.com
413-584-3758


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Light, Life and Reflections


Artist: Leni Gaudet
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Locust Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton


The artist is known in the area for her wonderful pet portraits in pastel. She captures the personality of each pet for the owner. While still loving and working in pastels, she is currently experimenting with oils. No matter the subject, light plays an important role in her work. Her work tends to be loose and impressionistic, which gives it life and a sense of motion.


Contact: Leni Gaudet
audets22@verizon.net
413-498-5054


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Think Outside the Frame


Artist: Patricia Cahill
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: New Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton


The artist states her canvases serve as floorcloths or wall hangings. Her goal is to make them glow with color and to make people smile with hidden images and trompe-l'oeil. People are often dismayed at the thought of walking on these works, but they will last for decades, and the artist believes that people should be surrounded by beauty in their everyday lives.


Contact: Patricia Cahill
pac29@verizon.net
413-549-7898


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twixt & tween


Artist: Donnabelle Casis
Start Date: September 11, 2015
End Date: October 4, 2015
Location Name: Historic Northampton Museum
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historic-northampton.org


An exhibition of works by artist Donnabelle Casis. Inspired by specific artifacts from the museum's collection, these pieces explore the notion of identity through the lens of popular culture past and present, which initiate a dialogue with Casis's current work. Public Talk: Lynne Bassett, "From Gothic to Goth", September 19, 2pm.


Contact: Stan Sherer
stansherer@historic-northampton.org
413-584-6011


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From the Caves


Artist: Kamini Avril
Start Date: September 3, 2015
End Date: October 2, 2015
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org


Paintings in oil and fresco - recent work inspired by a trip to the caves of Ellora and Ajanta, India.


Contact: 413-628-9937


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Marlene Rye


Artist: Marlene Rye
Start Date: September 3, 2015
End Date: October 2, 2015
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 273 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org


Marlene Rye paints the landscape through the eyes of a child, capturing the magical and revealing that secret space where trees are dancers, magicians, and all things fantastical.


Contact: 413-628-9937


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Northampton Through My Eyes


Artist: Megan LaBonte
Start Date: September 8, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: Salon Herdis
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/1470426146614637/


A wonderful collection of images of Northampton and a new perspective of one local artists perception of her surroundings, and ours.


Contact: Athan Vennell
athanvennell@gmail.com


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Where Memories and Art Come Together


Artist: Lisa Ducharme
Start Date: August 1, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital Medical Center
Hours: 8am-5pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.yourvisualalternatives.com


In the 2nd Floor Waiting Area at 22 Atwood Drive. Ever thought you might have too many photographs? Ever wonder what to do with them? This led Lisa to set up Your Visual Alternatives, a business that specializes in the creation of photo art, which includes collages as well as mosaics, in which computer technology is used to create one image out of multiple images divided into small sections.


Contact: Lisa Ducharme
lisa@llr2000.com
603-809-0416


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Island Landscapes


Artist: Jane Morrison
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org/gallery


A collection of oil paintings of the Greek Island of Mykonos. They include seascapes, and images of the characteristics that make the Greek Islands so charming and unique; windmills, chapels, dove-cotes, and the white-washed homes and alleyways. Most of all, she was captivated by the clear, brilliant light of the Aegean, and how it lights up the white of the island, and shines against the blues of sea and sky. It is this light which she seeks to capture in her art.


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


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Watercolor Landscapes


Artist: Joan Anderson
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org/gallery


In the 1970s I worked as a fabric artist, creating and exhibiting large-scale pictorial batiks and eventually, sewn and stuffed bas-relief "dream works". I then pursued a career in graphic design and illustration, added photography to the mix, and became the Graphic Designer and Creative Photographer for Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. After five years with the college, I continued my career as a freelancer in design, photography, and promotional writing.


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


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of earth and water


Artist: Carmine L. Angeloni
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org/gallery


I was raised in southern Connecticut, always a short Sunday drive from the shore, and, like many people, am drawn to where ocean, land and sky meet. As my own family began to settle in various locations along the east coast, I have been blessed with the opportunity to spend time photographing along these dynamic edges.


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


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Fairies and Secret, Sacred Dwellings


Artists: Anna Brahms, Donal Tloog, Dori Urch
Start Date: August 14, 2015
End Date: November 14, 2015
Location Name: REVERENCE
Hours: by appt or "as luck will have it"
Address: 184 Main Street, Back Alley
City/Town: Northampton


Anna Brahms listens to fairies and nature spirits every day. Her ephemeral young and old fairy figures are exhibited and collected internationally. Donal Tloog vibrates with stones. He has made hundreds of balanced sculptures in many countries; a small installation can seen in this exhibition. Dori Urch's fairy houses began far away and long ago. Your imagination will soar into your childhood and children will be taken into a world they feel and intuitively know.


Contact: Dori
650-209-5257


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Let Go and Live


Artist: Nero 156/KMS
Start Date: August 14, 2015
End Date: October 5, 2015
Location Name: Bang Bang Body Arts
Hours: 11am-8pm mon-thurs, fri-sat 11am-10pm, sun 12-6pm
Address: 7 Armory street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.bangbangbodyarts.com


Bang Bang Body Arts & Tru Kru present new multi-media works by Nero 156/KMS. Sponsored by Writers Bench. This show will be up for 2 months. Don't sleep on this one!


Contact: Tiffany
bangbangbodyarts@gmail.com


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Places for the Spirit


Artist: Vaughn Sills
Start Date: March 6, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Smith College Botanic Garden
Hours: 8:30am-4pm daily
Address: Lyman Plant House, Church Exhibition Gallery
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/garden/home.html


For twenty years, photographer Vaughn Sills collected images of a gardening style that, despite its long history, is unknown to most horticulturists and is disappearing quickly. Sills traveled through the Deep South searching out African-American folk gardens: those yards and gardens that reflect in form and organization some of the earliest African-American religious and cultural traditions. A selection of 30 photographs from Sill's book and information panels will be on display in the exhibit.


Contact: Pamela Dods
garden@smith.edu
413-585-2742


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Shelburne Exhibits/Events


 

Lines, Lines, Lines, Lines, Lines & more Lines


Artist: Glenn Ridler
Start Date: June 20, 2015
End Date: October 18, 2015
Location Name: The Little Big House Gallery
Hours: Sat-Sun 1-4pm, or by appt
Address: 323 Patten Road
City/Town: Shelburne
Website: www.littlebighousegallery.com


For Glenn, the exploration of lines is a continual source of inspiration whether in simple pencil and ink drawings, in three-dimensional manifestations with his Da'Muse wire figures or with his layered sculptures of the last three decades. In the recent works on view, the lines have evolved. The current exhibition will also bring together the artist's other line related works, including his iconic, layered sculptures of a man.


Contact: Christine Baronas
info@littlebighousegallery.com
413-625-6697


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Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events


Artists in the Gallery: Katrina Ruby


Date: Saturday, October 3, 2-4pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com


Katrina shows the technique she uses for the pieces we show here in the gallery: fused frit or patte de verre. Q & A about kiln firing in general to follow, even some firing schedules. All you glass enthusiasts, here's a chance to get a view of the nuts and bolts part of the creative glass process!


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


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Cornucopia: A Retrospective Duo


Artists: Sally Chaffee, Marie Sakellarion
Start Date: September 30, 2015
End Date: October 26, 2015
Reception Date: Sunday, October 4, 3-5pm
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm
Address: 26 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com


Beadwoven Jewelry and Art by Sally Chaffee and Decorative Painting and Traditional Folk Art by Marie Sakellarion.


Contact: 413-625-9324


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Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists


Artists: group show
Start Date: September 4, 2015
End Date: November 1, 2015
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Hours: 7 days, 10am-5pm
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com


The organization was founded in 1997 by a group of photographers to expand the public's appreciation of photography as a fine art, as well as to share knowledge and artistic growth among its members. Membership totals about 50 fine art photographers from throughout the Pioneer Valley. Hear more about the diverse photographic techniques these artists use during the panel discussion "The Demise of the Straight Photograph" Saturday, October 17 from 2-4pm.


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


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Deerfield Valley Art Association


Artisst: group show
Start Date: September 12, 2015
End Date: October 15, 2015
Location Name: McCusker's Market
Address: 3 State Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls


Eighteen Deerfield Valley Art Association artists are showing a variety of works in the galleries of McCusker's Market.


Contact: Beverly Phelps
edcp.bap@comcast.net
413-522-2325


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South Deerfield Exhibits/Events


 

Artisans of WMass Fall Craft Show


Date: October 3, 10am-5pm
Location Name: Yankee Candle Healthworks Building
Address: South Entrance, 25 Greenfield Road
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.artisansofwmass.com


Artisans of WMASS, Inc. will be hosting its 2nd Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show at the Healthworks Building South Entrance to the Yankee Candle Village. This show will feature 50 Massachusetts artisans some of whom will be demonstrating the skills and techniques utilized to create their handmade art and craft. The day promises to be a fun, interactive, and educational experience for all involved.


Contact: Jan Bajgier
events@artisansofwmass.com
413-665-4797


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Springfield Exhibits/Events


 

GeoNatural


Artists: group show
Start Date: September 15, 2015
End Date: October 10, 2015
Location Name: Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 12:30-4:30pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Address: STCC, 1 Armory Square, Bldg 28
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.geonaturalshow.com


In sculpture and sound, printing and painting, the artists in GeoNatural illustrate the inherent dichotomies of nature and the human response to them. Featuring work by Arboretum, Kerri Augenstein, Kim Carlino, Jenna Clarahan, Christina Coleman, Joo Lee Kang, Channing Lefebvre, and Erik Linton.


Contact: Leslie Tane
leslie@leslietane.com
413-527-3018


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Arte & Soul: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month


Artists: group show
Start Date: September 15, 2015
End Date: October 18, 2015
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tues-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat by appt only
Address: Tower Square, 1500 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.art4thesoul.org


The exhibition celebrates the rich cultural diversity of Latinos and includes the work of Raymond Escribano, Victor Guzman, Awilda Oxios, Stephanie Perez and Destiny Santiago. Reception Friday, September 18, 6:30-8pm. The artists will be present and all art work will be available for purchase. Snack and refreshments will be served.


Contact: Ashley Pereira
ashleyzurcpereira@gmail.com
413-575-7054


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Cabinets of Curiosity: Contemporary Interpretations


Start Date: August 25, 2015
End Date: August 28, 2016
Location Name: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org


A wide variety of extraordinary items drawn from the combined science, art, and history collections housed at the Museums. Cabinets of Curiosity (also known as "Wunderkammer," "Cabinets of Wonder" and "Wonder-Rooms") developed during the 17th and 18th centuries, and were essentially the precursors to the modern museum.


Contact: Matt Longhi
mlonghi@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800


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American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists' Colony


Start Date: July 14, 2015
End Date: October 25, 2015
Location Name: Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums
Hours: 10-5 Mon-Sat, 11-5 Sun
Address: 21 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.SpringfieldMuseums.org


More than one hundred works from the Reading Public Museum, all organized according to the artists' colonies that played such a critical role in the development of Impressionism in America. The featured artists included Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase and Charles Webster Hawthorne.


Contact: Matt Longhi
mlonghi@springfieldmuseums.org
413-263-6800


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Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood


Start Date: April 25, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: Springfield Armory
Hours: Wed-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: One Armory Square, Suite 2
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nps.gov/spar


From the prop houses of the film industry, Springfield Armory NHS will showcase firearms used in blockbuster Hollywood movies. A onetime opportunity to experience these remarkable movie props. The exhibit features such specialties as two rubber prop copies of Colt 1847 Walker Revolvers, which were used by Clint Eastwood for stunts in the cult classic "Outlaw Josey Wales" and a Savage Arms company 1907 pistol fired by Jude Law in the gangster movie "Road to Perdition."


Contact: Joanne Gangi-Wellman
Joannem_Gangi@nps.gov
413-348-4810


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Turners Falls Exhibits/Events


 

Ordinary Storms


Artist: Barbara Milot
Start Date: October 8, 2015
End Date: November 12, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, October 24, 5-7pm
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm, and by appt
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com


Barbara Milot combines abstract photos of the sky with scratchings inspired by the growth pattern of shells to create tactile diagrams of turbulent weather patterns.


Contact: 413-834-8800


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Ware Exhibits/Events


 

Fall Fest Art Fair


Date: Saturday, October 3, 10am-3pm
Location Name: Ware Town Hall, Great Room
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.warebca.com


Free Admission, Artists space $25, email cindi at c5d6l34@verizon.net. Information at www.warebca.com. Image: Oil, "Vines and Feathers", by Ware artist Ray Paradis.


Contact: Cindi
c5d6l34@verizon.net


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Westfield Exhibits/Events


 

Collection: M D Tillyer


Artist: M D Tillyer
Start Date: October 7, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Reception Date: Saturday, October 24, 2-5pm
Location Name: The Jasper Rand Art Museum, Westfield Athenaeum
Hours: 8:30am-8pm
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westath.org


Displaying work in Westfield, AKA Whip City--they used to make whips there. Making use of the antiquated space with funk sculpture and paintings--a real curator's nightmare, eek. Hope to be some fun. Imma be a great artist one of these days. Image: The Janitor's Family: celebrating what once was living wage for a working people. Reception: Thursday, October 29, 5-8pm.


Contact: Michael Tillyer
michael.d.tillyer@gmail.com
413-588-4337


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Nature up Close


Artist: John Colt
Start Date: September 24, 2015
End Date: October 17, 2015
Location Name: Arno Maris Art Gallery
Hours: Tues-Fri 2-5pm, Sat 1-5pm
Address: Ely Campus Center, Westfield State University
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfield.ma.edu


John Colt (1925-1999) was introduced to art at an early age by his parents artists Mary and Arthur Colt who ran the Colt School of Art in Madison, WI. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Colt earned his bachelor's and master's degree in art from the University of Wisconsin and eventually became a faculty member at the university. Preferring to work with paint and canvas, Colt was largely inspired by nature.


Contact: Molly Watson
413-454-3926


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Keith Hollingworth


Artist: Keith Hollingworth
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Location Name: The Jasper Rand Art Museum, Westfield Athenaeum
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westath.org


Hollingworth has been "including seashells in my work for a number of years. They are used for both symbolic and metaphoric reasons. Shells have been used for a variety of reasons: adornment, trade, storytelling (wampum). They were once alive and now dead, the circle of life. They come from the ocean, from which we have emerged. My paintings are meant for contemplation on these various levels."


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Williamsburg Exhibits/Events


 

Flotsam Weirs 2


Artists: Todd Lynch, Nikki Gardner
Start Date: August 28, 2015
End Date: October 19, 2015
Location Name: Meekins Library
Address: 2 Williams Street
City/Town: Williamsburg
Website: www.ecotropy.net


The Flotsam Weirs 2 installation explores overlaid ecological communities and site/non-site dynamics. It integrates film projection from the original weirs site on Mill Street that was inspired by social geography and ecology, material (such as found branches and flotsam) from the landscape in Williamsburg woven into a weir (a kind of fence). Visitors can add their "story" to the piece, which evolves over time to reflect the ecology fostered by the site and the community.


Contact: Todd Lynch
todd@ecotropy.net
413-320-2736


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Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities


Northampton Arts Council Fall Grants


Sponsoring Group Name: Northampton Arts Council
Submission Due Date: October 15
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.northamptonartscouncil.org


These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Northampton, Florence, and Leeds, including exhibits, writings, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures. The Northampton Arts Council will hold open office hours at their location at 240 Main Street, Memorial Hall Room #1 Northampton, on Wednesday, October 7th from 4:30PM - 6:30PM for any potential applicants looking for advice on the application process.


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


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The Greenfield Gallery call to artists


Sponsoring Group Name: The Greenfield Gallery & Fine Art Printing
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/TheGreenfieldGallery


The Greenfield Gallery welcomes all professional artists and artisans to submit 2D and 3D work for consideration via email. Please include jpeg images of each piece and an artist statement. All work should be ready for display or hanging. All medias considered.


Contact: TheGreenfieldGallery@gmail.com
413-772-9334


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The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children & Teens


Sponsoring Group Name: The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children & Teens
Submission Due Date: October 1
City/Town: Northampton


Art-work needed for inaugural fundraising silent-auction on 10/4 located in the Healing Garden of Cooley Dickinson Hospital at 30 Locust St, Northampton. Submit uniquely designed 3-d watering can. Paint, sculpt, transform, or adorn using mosaic, mirrors, tiles, or other media. Size = 12"-24". A can to be provided upon request. All materials are the responsibility of the artist. Submit by 10/1. Contact Shelly Bathe Lenn for more information.


Contact: Shelly Bathe Lenn
shelly_lenn@cooley-dickinson.org
413-582-5312


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7th annual Small Works Show and Sale


Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts+
Submission Due Date: September 30
Submission Fees: Free; Selected Non-Members, $15 for three
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/smallworks


Call to Artists - Easthampton City Arts+ hosts its 7th Annual Small Works Show and Sale. The ECA+ Small Works Show is offers a cash and carry format exhibit that coincides with the Light Up the Arts Holiday Bash and the December Art Walk. Works including 2-d, 3-d, music (cds, tapes), books, zines etc. may be submitted provided that item is 10 x 10 are smaller.


Contact: arts@easthampton.org
413-529-1425


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Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library


Sponsoring Group Name: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
Submission Due Date: October 10
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org/gallery/info-for-artists/


From September 3 through October 10, artists may apply to exhibit their work in the Hosmer Gallery next year. The gallery is designed to provide opportunities for local artists to show their work to the public. Exhibits include a wide range of media and content reflecting the diversity of the Pioneer Valley community. The gallery is curated and scheduled by the Head of the Arts & Music Department. There is no fee for application or for the use of the space. Details and applications on the website.


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


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Shelburne Arts Co-op seeking new members


Sponsoring Group Name: Shelburne Arts Co-op
Submission Due Date: ongoing
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.ShelburneArtsCoop.com


Do you want to be a part of a vibrant and creative collective of regional artists? The member-owned Shelburne Arts Cooperative in Shelburne Falls is seeking new working members, particularly glass artists. Working members receive 70% of the sale of their work and work 12 hours a month in the Gallery and/or on a committee. Jurying takes place at our monthly meeting the first Tuesday of each month. Please submit at least 5 pieces of your work with retail prices by the Monday before the first Tuesday of the month.


Contact: Sally Chaffee
sac01370@gmail.com


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The Old Courthouse Art Gallery


Sponsoring Group Name: Hampshire Council of Governments
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.hampshirecog.org/content/art-gallery


The Hampshire Council of Governments has exhibit space at the Old Courthouse that we offer to area artists to display their work free of charge. Our building is secure; however, we do get foot traffic. The Old Courthouse Art Gallery is open during regular business hours of the Court House. At the discretion of the artist, the gallery is also open on the 2nd Friday of the month, 5-8 pm, to participate in the City of Northampton's Art Night Out.


Contact: Lydia B. King
413-584-1300


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7th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library


Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: October 31
Submission Fees: Early-bird registration fee $25, $30 after October 17
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends


Five Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media (pencil drawing, charcoals, pen and inks, block prints, collage, encaustics). Awards: Total $1,250 - Best in Show ($250) and 1st ($100), 2nd ($60), 3rd ($40) in each Category plus Honorable Mentions for a total of 26 awards. On the night of the Reception the Artists will be given an opportunity to choose an Artist's Choice Award, thus, making the 27th award. Download prospectus & entry form on website.


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


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Call to artists


Sponsoring Group Name: Cider House Media
Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.ciderhousedesign.com


We are a website design agency creating branding and websites for businesses. We are especially interested in promoting art and design in the community and welcome any and all artists to display their works in our office space. We are at 28 Northampton Street in Easthampton.


Contact: Elizabeth LaPrade
elizabeth@freemarketmediagroup.com
413-203-2356


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The Cheap Art Show


Sponsoring Group Name: Creative Community Connections (C3)
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: South Deerfield


This is a one-day show that celebrates financial accessibility to art. Feel free to bring originals, or you could bring small works, seconds, mistakes, copies, or work that has been hanging around your studio forever and you would like to move out. We always get a great turn out and the art sells fast. Saturday, October 17, 5-8pm, at the Polish American Club, South Deerfield. All art priced $15 and under. Email for details and to sign up.


Contact: Candace Bradbury-Carlin
c3deerfield@gmail.com
413-695-4514


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Fall Fest Art Fair


Sponsoring Group Name: Ware Business and Civic Association
Submission Due Date: September 30
Submission Fees: $25
City/Town: Ware
Website: www.warebca.com


The annual Ware B&CA Fall Fest is a community festival in downtown Ware. The Fall Fest Art Fair, hosted by the Ware Historical Society, has vendor space available for artists. The spaces are 10 x 10, indoors and there are some tables available for artists. The fair is in the Great Room at the Ware Town Hall and is free to the public. Handicap accessible with dedicated parking for artists.


Contact: Cynthia LaBombard
c5d6l34@verizon.net
413-967-3887


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Mill Arts Project (MAP)


Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts+
Submission Due Date: Rolling Basis
Submission Fees: free
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com/map


The Mill Arts Project is an educational opportunity for first-time and experienced curators to develop their marketing and curating abilities by putting on an exhibit or an event for one to two months. While curators bring a vision or creative idea, ECA+ and Eastworks assists by providing a space, assisting with marketing for the exhibition or event, and project guidance. See website for more information.


Contact: info@easthamptoncityarts.com
413-527-8278


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Sponsoring Group Name: Easthampton City Arts+
Submission Due Date: ongoing
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.org


Join Easthampton's largest network of creative people. Stay connected and enjoy ECA+ creative opportunities! ECA+ welcomes members who live or work in Southampton, Westhampton and Easthampton. Members including visual artists, craftspeople, dancers, writers, performers, musicians etc. and creative businesses & organizations are invited to apply via the ECA+ website. Visit the easthamptoncityarts.com/apply for further information.


Contact: arts@easthampton.org
413-527-8278


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Classes & Workshops


 

Beginning Pottery for ages 10-14


Date & Time: October 5-9, 4-6pm
Fee: $90
Organization: Isaac Jude Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building, studio #226
Address: 221 Pine Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.isaacjudepottery.com


Kids will learn hand-building and all the basic skills needed for wheel throwing. If there is more than one student, Isaac will tutor one student individually while the others work on hand-building coil pots, so that each student will have the chance to do both. Class size is limited to 4 students. Kids will take home at least 5 finished pieces. Kids classes meet 3 times over the course of a week; new classes start most Mondays.


Contact: Isaac Snell
isaac.snell@gmail.com
315-212-7001


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Beginning Pottery (adults)


Date & Time: October 6-15, 6-8pm
Fee: $130
Organization: Isaac Jude Pottery
Class Location: Arts & Industry Building, studio #226
Address: 221 Pine Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.isaacjudepottery.com


This class is intended for someone who has never touched the wheel before, or for someone looking for a refresher course. You will be guided through all the basic skills needed for wheel throwing, including clay preparation, centering clay on the wheel, & trimming & glazing. Class size is limited to 4 students, so you will receive plenty of individual attention. You will take home at least 5-6 finished pieces. Adult classes meet 4 times over the course of 2 weeks; new classes start every 2 weeks.


Contact: Isaac Snell
isaac.snell@gmail.com
315-212-7001


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Walter Cudnohufsky Watercolor Workshops


Date & Time: Monthly from October 2015 to June 2016
Fee: $105 with discounts for multiple classes, seniors
Class Location: Belding Memorial Library
Address: Main Street
City/Town: Ashfield
Website: www.cudnohufsky.com


Tenth year! Full day (9am-5:30pm) Saturday or Sunday watercolor workshops. All skill levels welcome! All materials provided! Different subjects each class. Take one class or several. Pre-registration required. For details: walt@wcala.com,413 628 4600 ext #11, www.facebook.com/walter.cudnohufsky


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


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ARTeens


Date & Time: Tuesdays, 3-6pm, beginning October 27
Fee: FREE for Franklin County teens
Class Location: The Art Garden
Address: 14 Depot Street (in the Trolley Museum Building)
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.theartgarden.org


ARTeens, a weekly after school program, is FREE this year to Franklin County teens thanks to the generosity of our community and grants from the Art Angels and the Community Foundation of Western MA. (Spaces not filled by residents will be open to other teens on a tuition basis.) Facilitated by working artists Jane Beatrice Wegscheider and Phyllis Labanowski, ARTeens provides an opportunity for teens to cultivate an art practice in a supportive, intergenerational studio. Applications due Oct. 9.


Contact: Phyllis Labanowski
csartgarden@gmail.com
413-625-2782


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Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop


Date & Time: 9.30am-3pm, Saturday, October 17
Fee: $170 including materials
Organization: Cottage Street Arts School
Class Location: Amanda Barrow Arts
Address: One Cottage Street, studio #4-15
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.amandabarrow.net


Monotype prints are one-of-a-kind prints, all unique! Imagine painting on a sheet of plastic, placing paper over it, then running it through my printing press. Voila, the image comes out on the paper in reverse to how you painted it! Come have fun and play with water-based inks, brushes, and different papers to create your one-of-a-kind prints. No experience necessary; three students maximum per workshop means personal attention. See website for more info. Next Workshop in 2015: Nov 14.


Contact: Amanda Barrow
amanda@amandabarrow.net
413-835-6854


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Kathleen Jacobs Artist Workshop: Fall Landscape Painting and Drawing


Date & Time: October 16-18, 9am-2pm
Fee: $620
Class Location: Blueway Art Alliance
Address: 30 N Maple Street, #3
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.bluewayartalliance.org


Come paint the inspiring landscape and embrace the exciting challenge of painting and drawing outdoors. Simple hikes will take class members to the river banks, meadows and countryside within Florence and Northampton. Initially, there will be an emphasis on drawing the form and structure of the landscape, seeking a certain grace and order from nature. There will be an added emphasis on finding visual unity when composing a sketch that will eventually become a painting.


Contact: 413-570-5333


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Ken Kewley Artist Workshop: Inventing Still Life - drawing, painting, collage and sculpture


Date & Time: October 10-12, 8:30am-4:30pm
Fee: $800
Class Location: Blueway Art Alliance
Address: 30 N Maple Street, #3
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.bluewayartalliance.org


A weekend course in abstraction and the still life. Taking our inspiration from Braque, who turned away from the model to get closer to reality, we will look but we will not copy. No more boring still lifes of castoff objects sitting on a shelf. No more trying to breathe life into dead objects. Creating our own still lifes with corrugated cardboard we are going to see how many ways we can take them apart and reassemble them in the search for the most exciting composition.


Contact: 413-570-5333


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Jump Start Your Creative Practice


Date & Time: October 10-11, 10am-3pm
Fee: $95
Class Location: Riverside Industries Building
Address: 1 Cottage Street, studio 508
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.lynnsisler.com


This 2-day collaborative intensive workshop will get you started in developing personal strategies to perpetuate your artistic and creative "flow" in a friendly, open, and supportive environment. Our focus will be on art-making as a process using journaling, sketching, and other reflective practices, thus finding new insights into the creative process. Class time will be provided for using mixed media materials in which to explore your own themes. Bring a spiral-bound journal at least 6" x 8".


Contact: Lynn Sisler
lynnsislerart@gmail.com
404-680-9690


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Gourd Art


Date & Time: Saturdays, 10am-1pm, ongoing
Fee: $20
Class Location: Westfield Creative Arts Center
Address: 105 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.Westfieldcreativearts.com


Contact: Create@Westfieldcreativearts.Com
413 579-5977


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Monotype Workshops


Date & Time: September 2 and ongoing, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm, Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays
Fee: 40 per session, plus supplies (paper, paint, acrylic plate) 4 SESSION MINIMUM
Class Location: Carole Guthrie Art
Address: 66 Glenvale Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.caroleguthrie.com


Each session will be devoted to creating a monotype (some call it monoprint) original. First session demonstration and use of Dickerson Etching Press.


Contact: Carole Guthrie
caroleguthrie@gmail.com
413-363-0050


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Women Creating, Day into Night


Date & Time: Saturday, October 24, 9am-9pm. Optional stay Sunday Oct 25)
Fee: $155 - $225 Sliding scale for Saturday (includes most materials) $90 additional for Sunday
Class Location: Leverett Crafts and Arts
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.tocreate.org


If you long to express your creativity through art/writing, but have trouble making time for it in your life, you are not alone. Join me for a Women Creating, Day into Night retreat. Come explore and re-connect with your creative passion. This is an opportunity to be with a community of like-spirited women while nourishing and rejuvenating yourself; playing with art materials, reflecting and writing. Spend time in nature walking to the pond or in the woods. It's time for you, to do as you please!


Contact: Dale Schwarz
413-665-4880


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Creative Mosaics in the Indirect Method


Date & Time: Tuesday evenings, 6pm-9pm, September 29 - November 3
Fee: $275 (all materials included)
Organization: Christine Kenneally Mosaics
Class Location: Smashing Good Times Studio
Address: 72 Spring Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.christinekenneallyart.com


Learn to use ceramic tile, glass, pottery, found objects, etc. to make beautiful mosaics. Translate your ideas into the language of mosaics using pattern, repetition, color and rhythm as design elements. Learn and practice techniques for cutting materials and put it all together using the Indirect method. Class limited to 6 people, to allow for individual instruction in developing a successful, satisfying project, which could be a wall panel, tabletop, frame, or other two-dimensional surface.


Contact: Christine Kenneally
kenneally.christine@gmail.com
413-244-2384


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Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones


Date & Time: Separate classes: October 7, 21; 5:30-9pm
Fee: $65 per class (includes materials)
Organization: Christine Kenneally Mosaics
Class Location: Smashing Good Times Studio
Address: 72 Spring Street
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.christinekenneallyart.com


Create a functional mosaic in just one evening in this popular class! Learn to use glass, found objects and concrete to make your own mosaic stepping stone for your garden or walkway. We'll discuss the patterns used in mosaics and see some examples of this art form that has been around for centuries. Learn how to cut glass and use the Indirect Method for creating a mosaic that will be a conversation piece in any garden! Sign up for one evening, or as many as you want.


Contact: Christine Kenneally
kenneally.christine@gmail.com
413-244-2384


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Studio / Artist Space Available


 

Holyoke: 1000 sq/ft Studio Space at Historic Parsons Hall


Location name: Parsons Hall
Date available: September 1
Address: 362 Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke


Approx 1000 sq/ft artist studio for $500/mo. Studio space with one storefront window, 800sq/ft main room and 200 sq/ft alcove or closet in the back, Available September 1st or possibly sooner. Heat and electric included. Historic Parsons Hall building is on the second canal in downtown Holyoke.


Contact: holyokeresearcher@gmail.com
413-265-8320


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Holyoke: 315 sq/ft Studio Space at Historic Parsons Hall


Location name: Parsons Hall
Date available: now
Address: 362 Dwight Street
City/Town: Holyoke


315 sq/ft artist studio or office for $190/mo. Studio space with large northern-facing window, great light and wall space, available immediately. Utilities included: electric 24/7, heat is run daily on 12hr cycle. Internet available for additional fee of $5/month. Historic Parsons Hall building is on the second canal in downtown Holyoke.


Contact: holyokeresearcher@gmail.com
413-265-8321


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