25 November 2015

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"Aspens in Autumn" (Triptych) Jennifer Vranes







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24 November 2015

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Leaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 24, 2015
End Date: March 27, 2016
Location Name: Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums
Hours: Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5
Address: 1 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.SpringfieldMuseums.org

Leaving Our Mark celebrates the diverse medium of graphite through this new exhibit of abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts, plus a selection of contemporary sculptures made entirely from pencils.

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

 

DICK

Start Date: November 16, 2015
End Date: December 17, 2015
Location Name: Taber Art Gallery, Holyoke Community College
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-5pm
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.facebook.com/events/481392722045348

Stacy Waldman is a prominent collector and dealer of vintage photographs and diaries. Her found photos are sought out by artists and collectors worldwide and have made their way into museum show collections and publications. This exhibition is a selection of vintage photographs from a 365-day calendar project she's creating using found photos of people and things named Dick.

Contact: 413-552-2614

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Amherst Exhibits/Events

 

Open Studio

Artist: Christine Labich
Start Date: December 3, 2015
End Date: December 5, 2015
Reception Date: Thursday, December 3, 5-8pm
Location Name: Main Street Studios
Hours: Thur 5-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-4pm
Address: 16 Main Street, upstairs
City/Town: Amherst

Plein air and studio paintings inspired by the open space and intimate shorelines of the Pioneer Valley. The work explores how color conveys mood and excitement in the landscape.

Contact: Christine Labich
clabich77@gmail.com
413-695-7631

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Human Rights exhibition

Artists group show
Start Date: November 17, 2015
End Date: November 30, 2015
Location Name: Jones Library
Address: 43 Amith Street
City/Town: Amherst

120 drawings with texts by Amherst Regional Middle School students inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1948. Two social studies classes, Team Phoenix and Team Zeppelin, guided by teachers Irene LaRoche, Kate Burke, and Elena Betke-Brunswick, and teaching intern Alexandra Brearley, took part in the project. Many students concentrated on human rights violations due to the horrifying civil war in Syria.

Contact: Irwin Spiegelman
spiegelman52@gmail.com
413-253-7934

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Tour of Ten Thousand Wonderful Things

Date: Thursday, December 3, 6-6:45pm
Location Name: University Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: Fine Arts Center, UMass
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu/fac/umca

Biology Professor Betsy Dumont will talk with Education Curator Eva Fierst about the installation by artist Anne Beresford. In conjunction with the Amherst Art Walk.

Contact: Eva Fierst
efierst@art.umass.edu
413-545-1176

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Forrest Floor: Recent Work by Ben Pedersen and Sophia Flood

Artist: Sophia Flood
Start Date: November 19, 2015
End Date: December 14, 2015
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery (center gallery)
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst

Using the painting-sculpture relationship in part to explore the fissures between romance and experience, ideal and real, the artist views her work as an attempt to resurrect something lost, as much as it is about setting up space for a new encounter; one that permits the viewer's own experience to bloom within the object's parameters.

Contact: Trevor Richardson
413 545-0976

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Forrest Floor: Recent Work by Ben Pedersen and Sophia Flood

Artist: Ben Pedersen
Start Date: November 19, 2015
End Date: December 14, 2015
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery (west gallery)
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst

Working in an additive manner using the humble materials surrounding him, Brooklyn-based artist Ben Pedersen, employs his subconscious, dreams, intuition, and learned sculptural tropes to create myriad hybrid forms. The artist's emphatically Romantic approach is balanced with a dystopian and multi-faceted perspective concurrent with the culture in which he finds himself.

Contact: Trevor Richardson
413 545-0976

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YES, AND: Recent Paintings by Sean Greene

Artist: Sean Greene
Start Date: November 19, 2015
End Date: December 14, 2015
Location Name: Herter Art Gallery (east gallery)
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm
Address: UMass
City/Town: Amherst

For the artist, painting has come to mean a way of understanding and coming to terms with the various forces of his own experience, inner, outer, past and present, that define him as an individual in a world of universal experiences.

Contact: Trevor Richardson
413 545-0976

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Contemporary Landscape: Jennifer Tibbetts

Artist: Jennifer Tibbetts
Start Date: November 15, 2015
End Date: December 13, 2015
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Mon-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm (closed 11/24-30)
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, Hampden Bldg
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Jenny Tibbetts strives to capture the essence of her subject using elemental shapes and interesting color transitions. She takes her initial color cues from nature, but her final color choices are an intuitive response to her subject. Her color juxtapositions express reflective light, glowing luminosity, and the play of light across a variety of surfaces.

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

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Contemporary Landscape: Karen Evans

Artist: Karen Evans
Start Date: November 15, 2015
End Date: December 13, 2015
Location Name: Hampden Gallery, UMass
Hours: Mon-Fri 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm (closed 11/24-30)
Address: 131 Southwest Circle, Hampden Bldg
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.fineartscenter.com/hampden

Karen Evans paints reflected light and and chooses colors inspired by the season and local weather conditions. She is interested in the way reflected light can define, dissolve, reshape and unify a space. She uses seasonal color to set the tone or mood for each painting.

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

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Drawings of Ocean and Landscape

Artist: Lorna Ritz
Start Date: November 2, 2015
End Date: November 30, 2015
Location Name: Amherst Chamber of Commerce
Hours: M-F 9-4
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.lornaritz.com

Lorna draws the seasons as they occur, locating the light from the sky constantly changing through how colors relate.

Contact: Kim Alli
kim@amherstarea.com

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Paintings by Mickey Boisvert

Artist: Mickey Boisvert
Start Date: November 5, 2015
End Date: December 31, 2015
Location Name: Amherst Town Hall
Address: 4 Boltwood Avenue
City/Town: Amherst

Contact: Mickey Boisvert
mb.design@comcast.net

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3rd Annual Juried Art Show: In My Lady's Parlor Prize Winners

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 24, 2015
End Date: December 5, 2015
Location Name: Amherst Historical Society
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-4pm
Address: 67 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.amhersthistory.org

The public is invited to attend both this year's reception and the art show. A portion of art sales from the show will benefit the historical society. Eva Robbins-Davies, this year's juror, selected the prize winners. First prize was awarded to John Krifka for his oil on panel "Lady Apples." The richly toned black and white photograph "Beyond the Rim" by Jim Barnhill received the second place award and Stephen Schreiber's wood sculpture "Parlor Music 2" was named third place.

Contact: Marianne Curling
info@amhersthistory.org
413-256-0678

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Paintings

Artist: Frances Kidder
Start Date: November 3, 2015
End Date: January 30, 2016
Location Name: Jewish Community of Amherst
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Address: 742 Main Street
City/Town: Amherst

Regardless of the subjects of Kidder's paintings, which range from dogs to refugees to landscapes, one thing remains constant - her desire to make a paintings which the paint itself has a voice.

Contact: Frances Kidder
franceskidder@verizon.net
413-537-5574

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nothing is wasted in nature or in love

Artist: Sue Katz, Olivia Bernard, Constance Hamilton, Evelyn Pye
Start Date: November 5, 2015
End Date: November 28, 2015
Location Name: Gallery A3
Hours: Thur-Sun 1-7pm
Address: 28 Amity Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website: www.gallerya3.com

The title of this exhibition comes from the final line of a poem by Laura Gilpin, and the theme is made manifest in layers of time and material: paint, wax, rope, wood, paper, glass. The result is a show that evokes experiences not entirely comprehended, and emotions deeply felt, that fade, then return, and then sometimes fade again, creating works of art.

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

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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, 2015
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, 2015
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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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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Easthampton Exhibits/Events

 

Pastel Landscapes

Artist: Stephanie Vignone
Start Date: December 1, 2015
End Date: December 31, 2016
Reception Date: Thursday, December 13, 3-4pm
Location Name: Lathrop Community Art Gallery
Hours: 9am-4pm daily
Address: 100 Bassett Brook Drive
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.lathrop.kendal.org

Stephanie Vignone started painting about 15 years ago after taking a landscape pastel class at the Guild in Northampton. She has always spent a lot of time outdoors, hiking in the woods, and loves the way pastels allow her to capture some of her experiences there. She is attracted to scenes which have a strong structure, and tries to get that across in her paintings. Since that first class she has taken many others in the area, and has begun working in oils as well, painting interiors, figures, and portraits

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

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Open Studio Show and Sale

Artist: Lynn Sisler
Date: December 4-6 & 12
Location Name: Studio #508
Hours: Fri 12-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5, Sat 10-5
Address: 1 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.lynnsisler.com

Mixed media artist Lynn Sisler uses the beauty of natural materials, including wood, fabric, wax, and collaged paper to add depth and to reflect the meaning of her paintings, typically featuring animals. The layers become reminiscent of ghostly histories, spiritual energy, and primitive, yet powerful narratives of her psyche. Since 1986, the artists and artisans of 1 Cottage Street have opened their doors to the public with an annual open studio. Come and see Lynn's work along with 50+ other artists and artisans.

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Yeti Market

Date: Saturday, December 5, 12-5pm
Location Name: Eastworks
Address: 116 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/Yeti-Market-1507716592882560/

A holiday art market showcasing high-quality, offbeat handmade goods from over 40 local makers. Wishbone Zoe will perform all day. You can take a selfie with a real live Yeti or try your skill at the Yeti Bean-Bag Toss to benefit the Northampton Survival Center. The Yeti market will fill the first floor of Eastworks.

Contact: Rob Kimmel
rob.kimmel@gmail.com

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The Order of Chaos

Artist: Michael Sjostedt
Start Date: November 28, 2015
End Date: January 2, 2016
Reception Date: Saturday, November 28, 5-8pm
Location Name: Comics N' More
Address: 31 Union Street,
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/events/968510009880318/

The first series Sjostedt created exclusively with materials provided by a location hosting his exhibit. All source materials - comic books from the 1970s through 1990s - are from Comics N' More's collection. "Comic book art is so over the top," said Sjostedt. "But my new direction is sparse and precise. I liked the exercise of using chaotic source material to create work with fewer elements, yet maintaining the melodramatic characteristics of this medium." DJ Just Joan will spin "psychedelic spy" music during the opening reception.

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

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Gilles in the Pleasure Garden

Artist: Dana Salisbury
Start Date: November 14, 2015
End Date: December 2, 2015
Location Name: The Elusie Gallery
Hours: see website
Address: 43 Main Street @ Old Town Hall
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.BigRedFrame.com

In a kind of living archive, Dana Salisbury revisits a body of work provoked by Watteau's famous 18th century painting of the clown Gilles. A passive and unhappy adolescent, he stands in a pleasure garden, fellow actors clustered at his feet. In intensely colored paintings created between 1978 and 1981, Salisbury rearranged the characters to reveal their underlying psycho-social relationships.

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

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Eastworks Holiday Pop-up Shop

Start Date: November 2, 2015
End Date: December 31, 2015
Location Name: Eastworks
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
Address: 116 Pleasant Street,
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.facebook.com/Eastworks-Holiday-Pop-Up-Store-199895856860271/

Featuring work by resident artists and businesses in Eastworks. The quality of work is exceptional and there is a wide price range from small $10 gifts to major purchases for the very important person in your life, or yourself.

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Valley Watercolor Artist Group Show

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

The Valley Watercolor Group is an eclectic group of thirty painters who meet weekly for instructive demonstrations, individual painting, critiques and camaraderie. The group has participated in an exhibit at the Burnett Gallery, Hope and Feathers and many shows by individuals. The group fosters a supportive and congenial environment, which inspires and encourages our work.

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

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Painterly Friends

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 1, 2015
End Date: November 25, 2015
Location Name: City Hall Gallery
Hours: Mon-Thur 8am-5pm
Address: 50 Payson Avenue
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.easthamptoncityarts.com

Three artists from the Easthampton Art Guild (Marguerite Wilson, Terry Faivre, and Marjorie Tauer) explore a variety of subject matter including landscapes and nature through painting.

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

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Art in the Orchard

Artists: group show
Start Date: August 13, 2015
End Date: November 26, 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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Florence Exhibits/Events

 

BEACH PARTY

Artist: Mary Beach
Start Date: December 2, 2015
End Date: January 31, 2016
Reception Date: Wednesday, December 2, 5-8pm
Location Name: RozzTox
Hours: Wed 5-8pm, Sat-Sun 11am-7pm
Address: 21 Pine Street, Room 14
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.FeedingTubeRecords.com/RozzToxArt

Collages by Mary Beach. Curated by Lili Dwight and Byron Coley.

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Hadley Exhibits/Events

OnTrend Handmade Holiday Market

Date: November 28, 10am-4pm
Location Name: Hadley Farms Meeting House
Address: 41 Russell Street
City/Town: Hadley
Website: www.ontrendcrafts.com

Join us on Saturday, November 28th for the Handmade Holiday Market presented by OnTrend Crafts. Dozens of the area's most talented indie crafters will be at the lovely Hadley Farms Meeting House on Route 9 in Hadley selling their unique handmade wares. Shoppers will find letterpress prints and cards, candles, knit goods, handmade soaps, wood crafts, jewelry, home goods, and more. The event is free to attend. Visit ontrendcrafts.com for more information.

Contact: Jennifer Murphy
jennifer@ontrendcrafts.com
781-879-0541

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Holyoke Exhibits/Events

 

Dick of the Day

Start Date: November 16, 2015
End Date: December 17, 2015
Location Name: Taber Art Gallery, Holyoke Community College
Hours: Mon-Thur 9am-5pm
Address: 303 Homestead Avenue
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.facebook.com/events/481392722045348

Stacy Waldman is a prominent collector and dealer of vintage photographs and diaries. Her found photos are sought out by artists and collectors worldwide and have made their way into museum show collections and publications. This exhibition is a selection of vintage photographs from a 365-day calendar project she's creating using found photos of people and things named Dick.

Contact: 413-552-2614

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Leverett Exhibits/Events

LCA Resident Artists

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 4, 2015
End Date: November 30, 2015
Location Name: Barnes Gallery, Leverett Crafts and Arts
Hours: Sundays 12-5pm
Address: 13 Montague Road
City/Town: Leverett
Website: www.barnesgallery.org

LCA Resident Artists Exhibit of paintings, graphic art, pottery and more.

Contact: barnesgallery@gmail.com

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Leyden Exhibits/Events

 

Glen Road Open Studios

Artists: Alicia Hunsicker, Deborah Garner, Kristin Nicholas
Date: December 5, 10am-4pm & December 6, 10am-3pm
Location Name: Leyden Glen Farm & Glen Road Artist Studios
Address: 40 Glen Road
City/Town: Leyden
Website: www.eepurl.com/bEDoJz/

Three Leyden artists have banded together to present to you a very special weekend event for the holiday season. We are pleased to share with you a wide range of masterful original art, prints, pottery, textile, jewelry, craft and much more that we guarantee will excite you and fill your holiday celebrations with joy and delight!

Contact: Alicia Hunsicker
aliciahunsicker@verizon.net

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Northampton Exhibits/Events

Manifesto: A Senior Studio Seminar Exhibition

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 3, 2015
End Date: February 1, 2016
End Date: Friday, December 4, 4:30-6pm
Location Name: Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer Hall Brown Fine Arts Center
Hours: 8:30am-5pm
Address: Smith College, 22 Elm Street
City/Town: Northampton

A presentation of the various visions and ideas that have been explored by the senior studio art majors throughout the semester via the act of making. Each student has dedicated countless hours, both in and out of the studio, to working on their craft and producing quality work with individual creative lenses. Among them are painters, printmakers, performers, thinkers, and all of the other adjectives and identities that make up a complex and passionate group of people.

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

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26th Annual Children's Illustration Celebration

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 8, 2015
End Date: January 15, 2016
Location Name: R. Michelson Galleries
Hours: M-W 10-6, Th-Sat 10-9, Sun 12-5
Address: 132 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.RMichelson.com

New original children's book illustrations by Mo Willems, Mark Brown, Jerry Pinkney, Kadir Nelson, Mordicai Gerstein, Jon J Muth, Mark Teague and many others!

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

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Thoughts in Pictures: A Peek in my Mind

Artist: Dara Herman Zierlein
Start Date: December 1, 2015
End Date: December 31, 2015
Reception Date: December 11, 5-7pm
Location Name: River Valley Co-op
Hours: 8am-9pm
Address: 330 North King street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: motherstime.blogspot.com

I am inspired to paint and driven to tell a story or record a period of time visually. The themes in my work are of personal, political and universal topics. I favor watercolors and tend to over work them. I obsess over the paint as much as I obsess over my subject matter! Please join me for a little celebration with music, food and art!

Contact: Dara
hermandara1@gmail.com
413-813-5394

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Difficult Women

Artist: Tony Scherman
Start Date: December 4, 2015
End Date: January 30, 2016
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Brown Fine Arts Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/edigest/

This solo exhibition features three encaustic paintings from Scherman's recent series. Artist Lecture: December 7, Graham Hall, Department of Art.

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

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NINETEEN: Architects Making Art

Artists: group show
Start Date: December 1, 2015
End Date: December 13, 2015
Reception Date: December 11, 5-8pm
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tues-Sun 12-5pm, Friday 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

Work by members of the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (WMAIA). WMAIA has nearly 200 members: architects, associated professionals, educators, corporate sponsors, and non-architect affiliate members living and working in the Pioneer Valley and the Berkshires. Our members work on local, regional, national, and international projects ranging from single-family residences to corporations, schools, and museums.

Contact: Lisa Thompson
lisathompson@apearts.org

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Anthony Fisher

Artist: Anthony Fisher
Start Date: November 3, 2015
End Date: November 30, 2015
Location Name: Oresman Gallery, Brown Fine Arts Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Address: Smith College
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.smith.edu/edigest/

Fisher's main focus is painting; his current work explores various themes of the self through metaphors in the still-life and portrait. Mr. Fisher currently exhibits at Galerie Mourlot, New York City, NY. Fisher currently has an exhibit of paintings and drawings as part of a large two-person retrospective show at the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University through March 4, 2012.

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

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Bringing the Past Into the Present

Artist: Barbara Groff
Start Date: November 2, 2015
End Date: November 30, 2015
Location Name: North Gallery, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The artist is nationally known for her award-winning, still life paintings and the ability to accomplish remarkable detail using the traditional pastel medium. She combines a precise degree of realism, intriguing narrative, and a conceptual approach to her still life. The inspiration for her paintings come from old and unique objects with a history and family heirlooms to which she has an authentic emotional connection.

Contact: Barbara Groff
bgroff@groffdesign.com
860-872-8246

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Wildlife at a Crossroad

Artist: Steve Upton
Start Date: November 2, 2015
End Date: January 31, 2016
Reception Date: December 10
Location Name: 2nd Floor Waiting Area
Hours: 8am-5pm
Address: 22 Atwood Drive
City/Town: Northampton

Steve has crisscrossed the globe photographing the ever decreasing wildlife. With his images, he hopes to inspire others to become interested in conserving the habitats necessary for their survival.

Contact: Steve Upton
steve-upton@me.com

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Eye of the Beholder

Artist: Aquadro Photography
Start Date: November 3, 2015
End Date: December 31, 2015
Location Name: Salon Herdis
Hours: M 9-4, Tu, Th, Fr, Sat 9-8, Wed 11-8, Sat 9-5
Address: 231 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/RevolvePopUpShop/

Brian and Laurel Ingraham Aquadro are the owners and photographers behind Aquadro Photography. They work in partnership creating images that strive to illuminate unnoticed moments, whether in their hometowns of NY and MA or while traveling abroad. In their Salon Herdis show, they'll display many photos shot locally throughout the Pioneer Valley. They'll also display photos that utilize Intentional Camera Movement, or ICM, as a technique for expressing the feel of a scene rather than a literal image.

Contact: Athan vennell
athanvennell@gmail.com

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Farewell to Another Technology

Artist: Abraham Ravett
Start Date: November 13, 2015
End Date: December 20, 2015
Location Name: Historic Northampton
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-5
Address: 46 Bridge Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.historicnorthampton.org

Local filmmaker/photographer and Hampshire College professor, Abraham Ravett, will exhibit a series of Polaroid SX-70 photographs he made during the 1980s and early 1990s. The exhibition combines descriptive landscapes, family portraits and hand made collages generated with Polaroid's unique SX-70 technology. Photographs from the museum's collection will be on exhibit.

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

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Material Matters

Artist: Diane Travis
Start Date: October 29, 2015
End Date: November 29, 2015
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 73 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Artist Diane Travis uses old linens and cast off household fabrics as the foundation for installation which explores the body, domestic realm and passage of time from the unique perspective of a mother, woman and wife. Diane's talk: Sunday, November 22, 4pm.

Contact: 413-586-6300

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Richard Schultz

Artist: Richard Schultz
Start Date: October 29, 2015
End Date: November 29, 2015
Location Name: The Oxbow Gallery, Back Room
Hours: Thur-Sun 12-5pm
Address: 73 Pleasant Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.oxbowgallery.org

Sculptor painter Richard Schultz.

Contact: 413-586-6300

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Prints and Photographs

Artists: Leonore Alaniz, Tracey Eller, Fred LeBlanc
Start Date: November 3, 2015
End Date: November 28, 2015
Location Name: Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
Address: 20 West Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.forbeslibrary.org

Leonore Alaniz inks foliage and direct imprints it onto paper and cloth. Tracey Eller, a portrait photographer based in Easthampton, is interested in exploring themes to tell a story. Fred LeBlanc has worked as a professional commercial, corporate and editorial photographer for over thirty years.

Contact: 413-587-1011

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In Retrospect

Artists: Ben Jenkins, Kate Jenkins
Start Date: November 2, 2015
End Date: November 30, 2015
Location Name: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, New Gallery
Hours: 8am-8pm
Address: 30 Locust Street
City/Town: Northampton

The exhibit includes old favorites and new. Ben's photographs capture moments in Cape Cod, Nova Scotia and France as well as favorite spots close to home. Kate's monotypes offer impressions of her neighborhood with backyard birds and community gardens. Among the hand woven scarves are a new line of improvisational weavings designed spontaneously on the loom.

Contact: Kate Jenkins
kate@thejenkins.org
413-348-7503

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Two Views of New Orleans

Artists: Deborah Slavitt, Henry Joost
Start Date: November 7, 2015
End Date: November 30, 2015
Location Name: Northampton Senior Center
Hours: 8:15am-4pm
Address: 67 Conz Street
City/Town: Northampton

Local artist and writer, Deborah Jane Slavitt and her son, film director Henry Joost's photo exhibit, "Two Views of New Orleans," on the 10th anniversary of hurricane Katrina. The show opens at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz Street, with a reception on November 7th from 2-5 pm, coffee, tea and "beignets" and a screening of "Wade in the Water, Children" by Gabriel Nussbaum and Elizabeth Wood.

Contact: Crystal Cote-Stosz
ccotestosz@northamptonma.gov
413-587-1228

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Stephen Petegorsky Photographs

Artist: Stephen Petegorsky
Start Date: November 5, 2015
End Date: November 29, 2015
Location Name: A.P.E. Gallery
Hours: Tues-Sun 12-5pm, Friday 12-8pm
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.apearts.org

As a child, I was fascinated by dioramas in natural history museums. The taxidermed specimens allowed me to see animals in a way that would otherwise have been impossible, and I was captivated. Equally fascinating to me are cleared and stained specimens that combine science and art to allow interior views of animals.

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

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Eric Wert 2015

Artist: Eric Wert
Start Date: November 4, 2015
End Date: December 12, 2015
Location Name: William Baczek Fine Arts
Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Address: 36 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.wbfinearts.com

William Baczek Fine Arts is pleased to be hosting a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Eric Wert. The exhibit will feature ten new pieces of Wert's work, which embraces both the macabre and the beautiful. Image: Blood Oranges, 2015, oil on panel, 20 x 20"

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

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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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Shelburne Falls Exhibits/Events

 

Mystery and Magic

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 25, 2015
End Date: January 24, 2016
Location Name: Shelburne Arts Cooperative
Hours: Sun-Thur 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-8
Address: 6 Bridge Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.shelburneartscoop.com

A Holiday Group Show by artists at the Shelburne Arts Cooperative; Music by the Famous Crabgrass Band on Saturday 12/19 from 4pm.

Contact: 413-625-9324

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Moonlight Magic

Date: Friday, November, 27, 4-8pm
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Celebrate Moonlight Magic at Salmon Falls Gallery with mandolin music and origami for a good cause. Serenata Mandolin Trio plays music from the "Golden Age of Mandolin" (around 1900). Lilin Tseng helps you make a paper ornament for $3, all proceeds going to benefit The Art Garden, a community supported art-making space that is open to all right here in Shelburne Falls.

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

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Woolgathering

Artist: Peggy Hart
Start Date: November 6, 2015
End Date: December 31, 2015
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

The leap from handweaving to working on industrial looms isn't one that many make, but in 1982 Peggy Hart of Bedfellows Blankets in Buckland did that, to be able to weave affordable blankets. Her exhibit offers a collection of variations on traditional linsey woolsey fabric as well as blankets incorporating wool from local farmers. Photographs of Hart's looms and a timeline of technology, from hand spun to factory made, will round out the exhibit.

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

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Explorations in Felt

Artists: Liz Canali and collaborating guest artists
Start Date: November 6, 2015
End Date: December 31, 2015
Location Name: Salmon Falls Gallery
Address: 1 Ashfield Street
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website: www.SalmonFallsGallery.com

Heath artist Liz Canali has been creating works in wool felt for the last 3 years. She makes hats, nuno scarves, handbags and now has invited her artist friends to design works that incorporate the felt she makes. This is how her exhibit Explorations in Felt was born. The focus is on interior design and includes upholstery, lights, wall hangings, sculpture and vessels.

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

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South Deerfield Exhibits/Events

 

Portraits: Revealing & Concealing

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 15, 2015
End Date: January 14, 2016
Location Name: Deerfield Arts Bank
Hours: W, F, Sun 2-6pm; Thurs 2-8pm; or by appt
Address: 3 Sugarloaf Street
City/Town: South Deerfield
Website: www.deerfieldartsbank.com

A curated selection of portraits & self-portraits by local artists... an exploration of how we choose to see people and what we conceal and reveal about ourselves. And, is the viewer simply a voyeur? The community is invited to come for a portrait or a selfie in our photo booth to include in our on-site "Face Book" as part of the exhibit. There will be related talks.

Contact: Jane Trigere
jane@deerfieldartsbank.com
413-768-8917

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Southampton Exhibits/Events

 

Landscape Studies

Artists: David Hardy, Kathleen Jacobs, Elizabeth Lehman, David Marshall
Start Date: November 20, 2015
End Date: January 4, 2016
Location Name: Black Birch Vineyard
Hours: Fri-Sun 12-6pm
Address: 155 Glendale Road
City/Town: Southampton
Website: www.blackbirchvineyard.com

Oil paintings made outdoors from life on and around the Black Birch Vineyard Landscape between September and December of 2016 by artists David Hardy, Kathleen Jacobs, Elizabeth Lehman, and David Marshall.

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

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Southwick Exhibits/Events

 

Ellen Westerlind

Artist: Ellen Westerlind
Start Date: November 2, 2015
End Date: November 30, 2015
Location Name: Southwick Public Library
Hours: Mon-Tues 10am-8pm, Wed 1-8pm, Thur-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-1pm
Address: 95 Feeding Hills Road
City/Town: Southwick

The acrylic paintings of Westfield artist Ellen Westerlind are inspired by the iridescence found in nature. Glowing images of birds and other subject matter are created by layering transparent glazes of color over a reflective tonal under-painting.

Contact: goodbirdstudio@gmail.com
413-335-6977

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Springfield Exhibits/Events

 

Leaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil

Artists: group show
Start Date: November 24, 2015
End Date: March 27, 2016
Location Name: Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums
Hours: Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5
Address: 1 Edwards Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.SpringfieldMuseums.org

Leaving Our Mark celebrates the diverse medium of graphite through this new exhibit of abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts, plus a selection of contemporary sculptures made entirely from pencils.

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

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Ten Little Nigger Girls

Artist: Dr. Imo Nse Imeh
Start Date: November 6, 2015
End Date: December 31, 2015
Location Name: Art for the Soul Gallery
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat by appt
Address: Tower Square, Upper Level, 1500 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.Art4thesoul.org

Grand reopening with the thought provoking works-in-progress titled, Ten Little Nigger Girls, by Dr. Imo Nse Imeh. His large-scale drawings collectively address the present-day reality of black girls in different states of danger within the American and global cultural contexts. It is based on a troubling children's storybook from the early 1900s that eliminates a cast of little black girls in horrific ways. The Costen Cultural exhibit will also accompany the show.

Contact: Rosemary Tracy Woods
artforthesoulgallery@gmail.com
413-301-6314

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At Camp in the Field: Life of the Civil War Soldier

Start Date: November 21, 2015
End Date: May 31, 2016
Location Name: Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Hours: Wed-Sun 9am-5pm
Address: One Armory Square
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.nps.gov/spar

View previously unseen Civil War artifacts from the Springfield Armory collection. See historic civil war rifles, bayonets, knapsack, and frock coat. Read soldiers' letters written in their own hand that stirs up the challenges, humor, and heartache experienced in Civil War camps. Museum admission is free of charge.

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

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HAVEN

Artists: Donna Beck, Beryl Salinger Schmitt, Katie Richardson
Start Date: November 8, 2015
End Date: December 12, 2015
Location Name: Art Gallery, St. Germain Campus Center, Western New England University
Hours: Mon-Fri 10-7:30, Sat-Sun 10-5
Address: 1215 Wilbraham Road
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.wne.edu/arts

Donna Beck, Beryl Salinger-Schmitt, and Katie Richardson, working across very diverse mediums, have found a commonality at the heart of their work in themes that often express concepts of haven, however simple or complex, vulnerable or strong, solitary or communal. This exhibition explores the idea of HAVEN, with the suggestion that place-making and space-making are rooted in a primal instinct to provide shelter and sanctuary in order to nurture. Gallery Talk: Thursday, November 19, 7pm

Contact: Katie Richardson
katierayrich@gmail.com

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Artists' Pop Up Shop

Start Date: November 13, 2015
End Date: December 23, 2015
Location Name: Artists' Pop Up Shop @ Tower Square
Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm
Address: Street Level, 1500 Main Street
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.artistsPopUpShop.com

There will be fine art, prints, photography, hand made cards, ceramics and more available for sale. Consider giving the gift of art this holiday season!

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

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Line, Process, and Play

Artists: Amanda Barrow, Kim Carlino
Start Date: October 3, 2015
End Date: January 9, 2016
Location Name: The Bing Arts Center
Hours: variable, call for hours
Address: 716 Sumner Avenue
City/Town: Springfield
Website: www.bingartscenter.org

An exhibition of paintings, prints, and mixed media by Amanda Barrow and Kim Carlino. Sponsored by the Springfield Cultural Council.

Contact: Amanda Barrow
amanda@amandabarrow.net
413-731-9730

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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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Sunderland Exhibits/Events

 

Land and Water

Artist: Adrienne Cremins
Start Date: November 3, 2015
End Date: November 28, 2015
Location Name: Sunderland Public Library
Hours: Mon 10am-8pm, Tue-Wed & Fri 1-8pm, Sat 10am-7pm
Address: 20 School Street
City/Town: Sunderland
Website: www.sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

An exhibition of oil paintings by Adrienne Cremins of South Deerfield. Ms. Cremins is a longtime resident of the Pioneer Valley who works as a multimedia designer at UMass Amherst. A graduate of Cooper Union and a lifelong painter, her recent work includes Pioneer Valley landscapes and views of local waterways, including the Deerfield and Connecticut Rivers and Lake Warner.

Contact: Adrienne Cremins
acgraphix@yahoo.com
413-665-8880

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Turners Falls Exhibits/Events

 

Trunk Show at Nina's Nook

Start Date: November 13, 2015
End Date: December 1, 2015
Location Name: Nina's Nook
Hours: Thur-Sat 12-5pm, or by appt
Address: 125A Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.ninasnook.com

Silvia's Exotic Fashions is back at Nina's Nook. A lifetime of world travel as represented in fashions from Silvia's closet: vintage dresses, jewelry, accessories and clothes of impeccable taste.

Contact: 413-834-8800

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Autumnal Rites

Artists: group show
Start Date: October 23, 2015
End Date: November 24, 2015
Location Name: Avenue A Storefront Galleries
Address: 110-112 Avenue A
City/Town: Turners Falls
Website: www.turnersfallsriverculture.org

Autumnal rites like Day of the Dead, All Saints Day, and Hallows' Eve, are among the oldest celebrated on earth. In every country these observances occur after the harvest, when the barren earth gives passage to the souls lying beneath it. This is a group exhibition by GCC students that explores the thin veil between this world and the spirit world. Artists include Hannah Chase, Johanna Hoogendyk, Anthony Ahearn, Drew Orluk, Peter Fath, and Bret Leighton. Curated by Jen Simms and Suzanne LoManto.

Contact: riverculture@montague-ma.gov
413-835-1390

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Ware Exhibits/Events

Ware Tree and Wreath Stroll

Date: December 5-6, 10am-4pm
Location Name: Ware Town Hall
Address: 126 Main Street
City/Town: Ware

The public is invited to view the decorated trees which will be raffled to raise money for the Ware Center Meeting House and Museum - for restoration of the Meeting House and ongoing museum programs. The event is free. There will be a plaque awarded to the business whose tree garners the most interest. In addition to the beautifully decorated trees, there will be a live performance by the Premiere Brass Quartet at 1pm on Saturday and crafts for the children from 1 to 2:30pm on Sunday.

Contact: warecentermeetinghouse@gmail.com
413-967-8304

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West Springfield Exhibits/Events

 

Holiday Small Works & Fine Art Sale

Artists:Artists at the Crossroads
Start Date: December 4, 2015
End Date: December 31, 2015
End Date: Friday, December 4, 6-9pm
Location Name: J.H. Miller Picture Framing & Gallery
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Thur 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-2pm
Address: 86 Elm Street
City/Town: West Springfield
Website: www.facebook.com/TheArtistsAtTheCrossroads

Many pieces priced at $100 or less in celebration of the season of giving. Artists: Joan Barnard, Jane Barrientos, Darlene Duncan, E. E. Eidman, Jackie Griswold, Janet Miller, Lynn Miller, Sue Newman, Peter Sarno, Donna Shaw & Steve Walbridge. The gallery is offering 20% off framing on any (unframed) piece sold during this show. Artists Reception on Dec. 4. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

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Westfield Exhibits/Events

Fezziwig's Holiday Faire

Start Date: November 27, 2015
End Date: December 24, 2015
Location Name: Rinnova Building
Hours: Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-3:30pm, Thur 10am-7pm, Sun 12-4pm
Address: 105 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfieldcreativearts.com

Looking for a unique gift for the holidays or special occasion... a one-of-a-kind gift that can't be purchased anywhere else? Faerie Houses / Garden Stepping Stones / Buyers Choice Caroler for 2016 / Wren Birdhouses / WOW's Whip City Candle's WOW Holiday Scent / Painted Gourds / Jewelry /Quilts / Fine Art / Pet Portraits / Gift Certificates / and much more ... ALL created for YOU by local and regional artists!

Contact: 413-579-5967

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Q Li Holmes

Artist: Q Li Holmes
Start Date: November 1, 2015
End Date: November 30, 2015
Location Name: Jasper Rand Art Museum
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8:30am-5:30pm
Address: 6 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westath.org/about-the-library/jasper-rand-art-museum

Q's art has evolved from her exposure in the East and life in Western Mass. Her inherited traditions reach back in time to vistas of misty mountains and glimpses of rain-soaked lotuses. Yet, her New England years have infused her with a second nature of maple-lined roads, lichened stone walls and weathered barns. Now she is further on her path of Zen and Tao (Taoism). Her lines get simpler and strokes more expressive. The media are mineral color, rice paper or canvas.

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Calls to Artists / Artist Opportunities

 

Holiday Artisan and Craft Gift Sale

Sponsoring Group Name: Gateway City Arts
Submission Due Date: December 1
Submission Fees: $15 per day for 2"x6" table
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com

Calling all artisans and crafters to sell your wares at our Holiday Gift Sale. During the sale GCA will be serving delicious food including our ramen soup menu and Sunday brunch. Please call to inquire further details.

Contact: Vitek Kruta
vitek@gatewaycityarts.com
413-539-0385

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6th Open Juried Photography Show at the Agawam Public Library

Sponsoring Group Name: Friends of the Agawam Public Library
Submission Due Date: January 30
Submission Fees: $25 per entry, $30 after Jan. 16
City/Town: Agawam
Website: www.agawamlibrary.org/about/friends

Categories: Creative, Nature, Photojournalism, Pictorial. All images must be original and made by the photographer. Download Prospectus/Entry form from the website. Show Dates: February 1-26, 2016

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

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First Annual Holiday Bazaar

Sponsoring Group Name: The Greenfield Gallery & Fine Art Printing
Submission Due Date: December 31
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.facebook.com/TheGreenfieldGallery

The Greenfield Gallery welcomes all artists and artisans to submit their 2D and 3D works to be considered for their First Annual Holiday Bazaar. Display is rolling, as work comes in, beginning November 11th and continuing through the end of the year. Email entries are preferred. Please include jpeg image(s) of each piece, description, and dimensions. In-person entries by appointment only, please. All work should be ready for display or hanging. All medias considered.

Contact: Rachael & Kate
TheGreenfieldGallery@gmail.com
413-772-9334

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R(e)VOLVE Pop-Up Shop

Submission Due Date: ongoing
Submission Fees: none
City/Town: Northampton

Looking for artists/ designers/ makers to showcase at downtown Northampton Salon location. Fine Art for the gallery walls and also retail items. Fine Art should be geared towards the idea of 'beauty'. Retail: hair accessories, jewelry, and small personal accessories have done very well so far. There is a 60/40 consignment split in artists favor for retail items. Fine Art consignment is set up differently, but not more than that and are two month long shows with receptions on Arts Night Out.

Contact: avd2274@yahoo.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

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 Art Night Out, which has been fairly successful for exhibiting artists.

Contact: Lydia B. King
413-584-1300

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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

Art Open Studio with Dean Nimmer

Date & Time: Sunday, December 6, 11am-3pm
Fee: $50
Class Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com

This workshop provides an open studio environment to bring in one or more art projects - drawing, painting, collage, print or sculpture - and work on it with the guidance of Dean Nimmer for the 4-hour session. Bring examples of your work along with your own art supplies in the same medium. Open to all levels of experience.

Contact: deannimmer@gmail.com

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Jewelry Making: Ring in the new year

Date & Time: January 9, 12:30-4pm
Fee: $95
Class Location: adk design studio
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 222
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.adkdesign.net

Learn sizing, forming, soldering and finishing, and walk away with a band of your own. Give the gift of a workshop or lessons. Certificates now available. Gather 3 people and schedule your own jewelry making event.

Contact: alyssa dee krauss
adk@alyssadeekrauss.com
413-530-4572

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Offbeat Off-press Monotypes with Dean Nimmer

Date & Time: Sunday, November 29, 11am-3pm
Fee: $50
Class Location: Gateway City Arts
Address: 92 Race Street
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gatewaycityarts.com

Making monotypes - one-of-a-kind prints - using lo-tech, off-press techniques. Use monotypes combined with drawing, painting and collage. No printmaking experience needed. All materials supplied, nothing to buy. To make a reservation for the workshops you want to attend in advance by sending me an email at deannimmer@gmail.com

Contact: deannimmer@gmail.com

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Felted Slippers

Date & Time: Saturday, November 28, 9:30am-4:30pm
Fee: $95 plus materials
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 84 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/shop/classes/felted-slippers-nov-28/

In this beginner-friendly workshop participants will create a pair of cozy slippers to warm one's feet for a cold winter's night! Students will learn to calculate shrinkage to determine the right size and shape of their template and explore the wet felting technique of using a flat resist. The design and embellishment will be kept simple in order to focus on shaping the slipper to achieve the perfect fit.

Contact: Arielle Andler
sales@feltingsupply.com
413-527-1188

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New England Log Carrier

Date & Time: December 5, 10am-4pm & December 6, 10am-12pm
Fee: $145 individual, $175 for a couple, plus materials
Class Location: New England Felting Supply
Address: 84 Cottage Street
City/Town: Easthampton
Website: www.feltingsupply.com/shop/classes/new-england-log-carrier/

We'll be felting and constructing a very durable log carrier from local wools. To decorate the carrier, we've purchased 12 sets of heavy woolen quilt squares made at the famous Johnson Woolen mill in Vermont. Each student will choose one set of patterned wool fabric and coordinating leather handles in natural leather tones that will be hand-sewn to the heavy felt. No experience is necessary, but making the felt requires standing most of the first day, so some degree of physical endurance is assumed.

Contact: Arielle Andler
sales@feltingsupply.com
413-527-1188

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Figure Drawing Fridays

Date & Time: 6-9pm, Friday nights (ongoing)
Fee: $12-15 (less if more than 6 people show)
Address: 71 Bradford Street
City/Town: Northampton
Website: www.facebook.com/figuredrawingfridays

Figure drawing open studio in Northampton. We provide the model, some easels, music and occasionally snacks. We are an easy-going group and we enjoy the social/community aspect of these sessions as much as the actual drawing. Bring your own materials and BYOB if you want. There is NO INSTRUCTOR at these sessions. RSVP requested as space is limited.

Contact: gundy
ehoartguy@gmail.com

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Artist-in-Business Training

Date & Time: January 9-10, 9am-4:30pm
Fee: $40
Organization: UMass Arts Extension Service
Class Location: Greenfield Community College
Address: 1 College Drive
City/Town: Greenfield
Website: www.umass.edu/aes

How much have you invested in your art career? Are you ready to pour that same energy into making your artist business work? In this two-day intensive, artists learn best business practices and create elements of their marketing plans, leaving with next steps to build - or expand - their unique business. Topics include pricing, web and offline marketing, understanding your unique market, short- and long-term goals, and finance basics.

Contact: Priya Nadkarni
aes@acad.umass.edu
413-545-2360

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Painting classes with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: ongoing; Mondays 6-9pm, and Tuesdays 9am-12pm
Fee: $425 for six classes, or $75 one class
Class Location: Valley View Studio and Gallery
City/Town: Pelham
Website: www.lornaritz.com

Lorna encourages artists to rely upon the ability of color to locate volume. Asking questions right out on paper or canvas with curiosity is a balance with actual seeing. The eye, instead, moves around and not just on the object being drawn or painted. Private Classes $125 per hour, including critique session for a body of work. For registration contact: gchilenski@gmail.com 207-975-2659. Contact Lorna for detailed information.

Contact: Lorna Ritz
lenajenny3@yahoo.com

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Expert and Affordable Art Classes for Teens

Date & Time: Mon, Tues, & Thur; 6-8pm
Organization: Crossroads Art Studio
Class Location: Cabotville Industrial Park
Address: 165 Front Street, Studio 2B04
City/Town: Chicopee

We provide visual art classes to middle school, high school, and college students. We train future artists in traditional painting, drawing, sculpture, anatomy drawing, spray painting, etc. Classes are 6 p.m - 8 p.m every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. First class is always free!

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Jewelry Making: Earrings in the Afternoon

Date & Time: December 5, 12:30-4pm
Fee: $95
Class Location: adk design studio
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 222
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.adkdesign.net

Get basic silver soldering and wire forming skills, while fabricating your very own pair of earrings. Give the gift of a workshop or lessons. Certificates now available. Gather 3 people and schedule your own jewelry making event.

Contact: alyssa dee krauss
adk@alyssadeekrauss.com
413-530-4572

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Color Theory: A Travelogue in Color with Lorna Ritz

Date & Time: January 4-15, 10am-1pm
Fee: $700
Class Location: Mount Holyoke College, Art Building
Address: 50 College Street
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: www.mtholyoke.edu/go/page-courselisting

This is a studio art course that enables artists to deepen how 'seeing' nature translates to a flat surface, while maintaining the illusion of depth. Coupled with exploring paint, or oil crayon, emphasis rests on expanding drawing skills through formal visual problems presented. Artists learn through each others' solutions, in group critiques, as well individual instruction. Formal compositional problems focus on where objects rhythmically move in relationship-proximity.

Contact: page@mtholyoke.edu
413-538-3450

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Interactive Design with Nick Baker

Date & Time: January 4-15, 3-5pm
Fee: $350
Class Location: Mount Holyoke College, Art Building
Address: 50 College Street
City/Town: South Hadley
Website: www.mtholyoke.edu/go/page-courselisting

This course will focus on the basics of generating meaningful interactions between humans and machines. We will cover the design and construction of robots that can sense and react to their environment, and we will develop programs that detect faces and react to people in real time. This course is ideal for art students who want their works to move and interact, theater students who want to create an interactive space for performance, or anyone who wants to make their world a little richer with machine intelligence.

Contact: page@mtholyoke.edu
413-538-3450

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Jewelry Making / Art + Design

Date & Time: ongoing private or semi-private lessons
Fee: 90-minute lessons start at $55
Class Location: adk design studio
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio 222
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.adkdesign.net

Learn how to make jewelry with an established artist and teacher. Get the skills to design and fabricate rings, bracelets, earrings, etc. Create unique pieces while practicing soldering, wire forming, stone-setting, and finishing techniques. Holidays? Make your own gifts, or consider offering lessons to someone you know. Looking to turn your love of jewelry into a business? Get guidance, and helpful how-to's from a professional. All skill levels encouraged and welcome. Contact for rates, packages and special offers.

Contact: alyssa dee krauss
adk@alyssadeekrauss.com
413-530-4572

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Oil Painting with Debra Dunphy

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 2-4pm
Fee: $80 per 4-Week Session or $20 per week, plus materials
Class Location: Rinnova Gallery
Address: 105 Elm Street
City/Town: Westfield
Website: www.westfieldcreativearts.com

Learn about a variety of materials and techniques unique to painting with oils. Use photographs, still-life or prints of master paintings as sources of inspiration for your work. Designed for artists just starting out, established artists can learn as well.

Contact: 413-562-5967

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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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Amanda's Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Date & Time: 9.30am-3:30pm, Saturday, December 19
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.

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

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Studio / Artist Space Available

 

Easthampton: Art Studio Sublet in Eastworks Building

Location name: Eastworks
Date available: December 1 - July 1, or longer.
Address: Pleasant Street, 2nd Floor
City/Town: Easthampton

Fantastic 1,000 sq. ft, Clean, west facing studio space with sink available to sublet $835 mo. Includes all utilities. Great walls, high ceilings, wood floor, great community. Possible date extension.

Contact: Kathy
kathrynfanelli@yahoo.com

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Florence: shared pottery studio space at Arts & Industry Building

Location name: Isaac Jude Pottery
Date available: immediately, ongoing
Address: 221 Pine Street, Studio #226
City/Town: Florence
Website: www.isaacjudepottery.com

New pottery studio seeking tenants (5 more slots available). 760 sq ft studio in the Arts & Industry Building. Four wheels, two kilns, pug mill. Studio has giant windows and fantastic light. Tenants each get their own shelf space and key with 24/7 room access. $100/month, first and last required up front. Opening night celebration is happening Thursday, October 22 from 6-9pm. Come check out the space, or contact Isaac to set up a time to come by.

Contact: Isaac Jude Snell
isaac.snell@gmail.com
781-346-1777

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Crowdfunding

Help Holyoke Buy a 3D Laser Printer

Goal: $5000
City/Town: Holyoke
Website: www.gofundme.com/u68jy9zr

The Holyoke Creative Arts Center would like to host Holyoke's first 3D Printing Fabrication Lab, offering classes and workshops on how to use a Glowforge 3D printer, as well as 3D printing pens. We have already located a few local experts in the area to help teach the courses and we have the structure and space within our organization to make this happen! Help Holyoke lead the way into the future of Fabrication Labs. Help us build the creative economy we deserve.

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