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The Diana Felber Gallery in village of West Stockbridge NY has permanently closed. The property is listed for sale

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6 Harris Street,
West Stockbridge, MA 01266
(413) 232-7007
11 AM – 6 PM : closed Tuesday

Representing nationally recognized artists from the Berkshires and beyond.

Welcome to the Diana Felber Gallery. The Gallery is located in the town of West Stockbridge in the Berkshire Hills. The artists work is presented in a terrific building which once housed a glass blowing workshop / gallery. After some extensive work we’re ready for visitors.

As longtime residents of the Berkshires, we hungered for more, quality art galleries, as there used to be when we first arrived.

There are so many fine artists that need a gallery like ours to show their work. We’ve scoured our memories, notes, made inquiries and have discovered some new artists to delight your senses. We have spent many weekends traveling to craft fairs looking for talented artisans. At Diana Felber Gallery you will discover work of craftspeople from as far as the Carolinas to California. We have also included some very talented artists from our Berkshire community.

It is our belief that art is a necessity for the soul. This idea has supported our efforts in creating the Diana Felber Gallery.

Upcoming Shows & Receptions

 

Berkshire Tidbits

By Judith Lerner |www.iberkshires.com/

 

Multitalented West Stockbridge artist Diana Felber spent the winter contacting and visiting other artists to create her first season of exhibitions and other art events at her new Diana Felber Gallery at 6 Harris St. across from Truc Orient Express Restaurant in West Stockbridge, 413 854-7002, dianafelbergallery.com.
It's open every day except Tuesday, "noon-ish to 6-ish," she says.

Diana started with a well-attended soft opening on a damp Saturday in mid-May. Her first show includes work in clay, wood, wire, photography, paintings, jewelry for which she had a grand opening and artists' reception the next Saturday, attended by several hundred people.

She arranged for and succeeded in turning a fairly rough little building into an airy, elegant space which is just finishing its first exhibit with two artists' talks on Sunday, June 12and Sunday, June 26, from 4:30 to 5:30.

On the 12th, internationally known clay artist Paul Chaleff will speak about his development. On the 26th, sculptor and photographer Naomi will discuss her work.

The gallery's second summer exhibit will include landscape paintings, watercolor collaged still lifes, photographs, tapestries and those same indescribably attractive wire sculptures of nude women by Naomi Grossman that are in the first show. The exhibit will run from Wednesday, June 15 through Thursday, June 31 with an artists' reception on Saturday, June 18 from 5:30 to 7:30.

 

New exhibit at Diana Felber Gallery is entrancing

Feats in perspective by Warner Friedman.

Feats in perspective by Warner Friedman.

 

STEPHANIE ZOLLSHAN - THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

WEST STOCKBRIDGE — Artist Sarah Brayer doesn't have many, if any, professional peers.

The Kyoto, Japan, resident is primarily a paper artist, which is not to be confused with someone who simply uses the medium to create art. The production of the paper itself is a vital part of her painting process.

"There [isn't] really a group of paper artists," Brayer said during a reception in early August at the Diana Felber Gallery, where some of her work is currently on display, along with pieces by Harriette Joffe and Warner Friedman, through Sept. 17.

To create her paintings, Brayer uses a Japanese method. With the help of two assistants, she mixes "washi" paper fibers with colors on a screen the size of a door frame. Without any direct artistic influences, Brayer's technique stems from years of studying Japanese papermakers. A Rochester, N.Y., native, Brayer moved to Japan shortly after graduating from Connecticut College in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in studio art. She had been drawn to the country's art, including its ceramics, and its culture quickly had a similar effect on her.

"It entranced me," she said.

While teaching English in the country for four years, Brayer decided she was serious about being an artist. She started in etchings and watercolor paintings before papermaking caught her attention. A friend knew of a factory about a two-and-a-half hour trip from Brayer's home at the time, so she began traveling there, learning about different types of paper and the processes for producing them. Eventually, she embraced her current technique. In the decades since, these paper works and other Brayer creations have been shown at museums around the world, ranging from the British Museum to the Milwaukee Art Museum to the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, according to her website.

"It was sort of a self-oriented journey," Brayer said of her development as a paper artist.

Diana Felber Gallery-goers can witness where her creativity has taken her in works such as "Hint of Red" and "Misty Blue Moon." Up close, the paper has a feathery appearance. Additionally, some of the pieces on display have a phosphorescent quality, glowing in the dark like the moon, a consistent source of inspiration for Brayer.

Unlike his pioneering gallery-mate, Friedman, a local artist who has garnered national recognition, had a more familiar beginning to his career; he had mentors in his artistic area of interest. One of them was the late Ellsworth Kelly, a minimalist.

"I was a great admirer of his," Friedman said during the reception.

In "Sunlight for E.K.," which is near the gallery's entrance, Friedman pays homage to Kelly, whom he knew personally. Friedman's work, however, eventually deviated from Kelly's abstraction. Friedman's life-size paintings typically depict doors, fences or windows through which a landscape is visible.

"I don't know why," Friedman said of the motivation for these choices that have defined his work for years. Later, he may have offered a hint; he said the universality of light beaming through these architectural frames was crucial to his paintings.

"We all see those angled shadows," he said.

Friedman often recreates a piece by a famous artist, such as Picasso, on the wall adjacent to a door or window, careful to match its actual proportions. Before doing so, he reads about the artists' lives.

"I immediately turn to biography," he said.

Despite his fascination with artists' backgrounds, the 81-year-old has never included people in his works. "I haven't figured out how to do that," he said.

Joffe, the third artist presenting work at the gallery, has no problem portraying individuals in her paintings and drawings. Though she was raised on the abstract expressionist movement, her work at the gallery focuses on Jewish fairy tales and includes figures such as Queen of Sheba. But Joffe doesn't want any browsers to feel alienated if they aren't Jewish.

"Fairy tales are fairy tales no matter what culture [they're from]," she said.

IF YOU GO...

WHAT: "High Summer: Three Artists" (Sarah Brayer, Warner Friedman and Harriette Joffe)

WHEN: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Monday through Sunday, Sept. 17

WHERE: Diana Felber Gallery, 6 Harris St., West Stockbridge

ADMISSION: Free

 

 

En Mass, an exhibit displaying the work of three Western Massachusetts 'graffiti' artists, at the Diana Felber Gallery in West Stockbridge. Photo: Wane.

 

REVIEW: Unexpected beauty at the Diana Felber Gallery

By David Noel Edwards Saturday, Jan 28, 2017

West Stockbridge –– Is it vandalism? A gang’s territorial insignia? A revolutionary communiqué? A postmodern rune of urban heraldry? An afterschool pastime for Beavis and Butt-head? Yes. Graffiti can be all of these things. But when it graces the pristine walls of Diana Felber’s gallery in West Stockbridge, it is Fine Art. En Mass, on exhibit through February 27, features new works by three Western Massachusetts graffiti “writers” (their preferred designation) whose studio pieces and commentary provide an unprecedented glimpse into the shadowy world of the outlaw street artist.



“Motion” and “Overlay” by Farce; Right: “American as Apple Pie” by Wane. Photo: Wane.

The show’s three contributors enjoy de facto membership in an international coterie of famous-but-anonymous artists who rely on single-syllable nom de plumes like “Banksy” and “Crash” and “Daze” to protect their identities and avoid incarceration. Ranging in age from twenty-something to forty-something, the artists of “En Mass” are known publicly as “Farce,” “Limer,” and “Wane.” And, yes, they all have arrest records.

What could possibly have compelled Diana Felber to cover the walls of her upscale gallery with the works of three outlaw street artists? Only beauty. “You will be delighted and surprised,” she says, “by how beautiful their work is.” And she’s right:

These artists have produced works of startling beauty that not even Felber herself could have anticipated. And she’s in good company: Examples of unexpectedly beautiful graffiti have popped up in urban centers around the world, putting local law enforcement authorities in a peculiar quandary: Property owners want to see anti-graffiti laws enforced, but not when the unauthorized scribblings prove to be exceptionally beautiful works of art. Thus, from the Bronx to Tehran to Singapore, many works of illegal street art have received such critical accolades that no one has been willing to destroy them. Instead, the best have received official protection and become part of their community’s cultural heritage. As a result, we now see, in many parts of the world, accommodations being made in the way of legal “graffiti zones,” “permission walls,” and other schemes intended to give graffiti artists a legitimate canvas for their art. Of course, this approach doesn’t always work, because, as adolescents throughout history have always known, legitimacy can take the fun out of almost any prohibited activity. More than a few adrenaline-fueled graffiti writers will admit: when graffiti goes legit, the thrill is gone.

Notwithstanding graffiti’s improved reputation in many parts of the world, Felber realizes En Mass will challenge the aesthetic limits of many viewers: “A graffiti show is definitely pushing the envelope of comfort in the Gallery world,” she says.

While all of the En Mass pieces are, as Felber puts it, “from, about, and within Western Massachusetts,” there’s nothing provincial about any of them. In fact, many pieces are clearly the product of far-flung stylistic influences that only a global perspective can provide. (These guys travel the world.)

Farce had been writing graffiti for over five years when he enrolled in Hampshire College as a Studio Arts major. Now sojourning in the inscrutable wonderland of academia, Farce is working to expand the outermost boundaries of fine art but is determined to remain true to his roots as a street artist. His works on canvas give little hint of their origins, but their simplicity of form and color stems in part from the urban environments of his early practice. A must-see Farce work in this exhibit is “Overlay — 30” x 30” Spray Paint and Acrylic on Canvas.”

Limer

“Absorb” by Limer.  Photo: Wane.

Limer started writing graffiti as an adolescent growing up in New York City. After several arrests, he withdrew from the world of street art to earn a college degree. But, in the course of taking courses, he never lost his passion for graffiti. So now he divides his time between graffiti and studio work.

Limer’s cut-paper pieces look like the daydreams of a Martian highway engineer. By suggesting symmetry without actually being symmetrical, these works offer a sense of order, stability, and, above all, balance. For example, “Reflect” (48” x 48” Cut Paper), gives first-time viewers a few seconds to rest their eyes before they lose themselves in its intricate web of avenues, byways, and cul-de-sacs. Children, especially, will be captivated by Limer’s cut-paper pieces, because the works are reminiscent of the spontaneous designs kids make on their book covers when they’re supposed to be doing their homework. (Plus, Limer’s cut-paper designs look like perfect places to operate toy motor vehicles.)

The magazines Graphotism, Train-Gang, and Studio International have published features about Limer, and galleries in South Korea, Massachusetts, and New York (most notably the Leila Heller Gallery in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City) have shown his work. Meanwhile, it’s still possible to catch glimpses of his graffiti on walls and trains at various undisclosed locations throughout Asia and the United States.

Although he refuses to claim responsibility, he has created works showcased like graffiti anonymously. His sculpture entitled "Batman Fantasy" appeared without announcement outdoors in Union Square and was constructed from Batman t shirts stitched together and worn by mannequin parts. "Got this idea from the images on MoonAtMidnight," the popular online store that features Batman apparel. "The sculpture was gradually euthanized by rain and bad weather," but not before making a significant splash in the underground art press.



“Blu” by Farce; Right: “Passion of Labor” by Wane.  Photo: Wane.

Wane https://waneone.com is the eldest and most entrepreneurially advanced of the three En Mass artists. Of all the pieces in this show, Wane’s are most recognizable as works created by a graffiti artist.

Having lived in the United Kingdom until the age of seven, Wane moved with his family to the North Bronx area of New York City, birthplace of the hip-hop movement and home to countless graffiti-writing legends. The year was 1978, and graffiti was already well established as an important ingredient in hip-hop culture. Also, unfortunately, graffiti in Wane’s neighborhood had a long history of association with gangs. Graffiti marked their territorial boundaries, and their disputes were often bloody affairs. But not everyone wants to die in a gang shootout.

Before long, Wane found camaraderie and respect within a circle of South Bronx graffiti writers whose aspirations were wholly artistic. For Wane, the act of painting subway cars and train walls was a creative end in itself, a purely artistic endeavor. He painted his first train in 1984.

In 1988, Wane started painting on canvas and, soon after, on articles of clothing. By the time he started using airbrush to paint on T-shirts, Wane was cooking with gas: He had evolved into a professional graphic designer with clients like Nike, Sean John Menswear, and Reebok. His company, Writers Bench https://freshpaintnyc.com, has documented everything one could ever want to know about the history of graffiti in New York City.

Wane still resides in the Bronx.

The practice of illegally scribbling text in public places is, by any measure, nothing new. It predates the cuneiform script of ancient Mesopotamia. It has plagued property owners for millennia while entertaining, informing, encouraging, and empowering others. Even the Bible talks about it (No joke: Ever hear the expression, “writing on the wall”?) Graffiti’s standing in the fine art world goes back decades. We’d best learn to appreciate its artistic merits, because it won’t be going away anytime soon.

En Mass will be on exhibit at the Diana Felber Gallery through February 27.

 

 

 

Some of the ARTISTS

2 Dimensional

  • Stephanie Anderson
  • Shawn Baker
  • Petula Bloomfield
  • Birgit Blyth
  • Bessie Boris
  • Kathleen Cammarata
  • Paul Chaleff
  • Peter Handler
  • Murray Hochman
  • Nina Evans
  • Michael Filmus
  • Naomi Grossman
  • Nava Grunfeld
  • Meryl Hope Josephs
  • Ellen Kaiden
  • Lorraine Klagsbrun
  • Richard Lasner
  • Terri L Moore
  • Lorna Ritz
  • Will Sillin
  • Paul Solovay
  • Betty Vera

3 Dimensional

  • Ricky Bernstein jeweler
  • Petula Bloomfield jeweler
  • David Bryce sculptor
  • Rob Cartelli functional porcelain pottery
  • Kay Castelle potter
  • Paul Chaleff potter
  • Jim Connell potter
  • Thea Fine jeweler
  • Naomi Grossman wire sculpture
  • Peter Handler furniture
  • Linda Kaye-Moses jeweler
  • Irina Okula potter
  • Peter Petrochko wood carving
  • Peter Thorne furniture

 

Stephanie Anderson

   

Stephanie Anderson is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She has garnered awards and praise as the illustrator of the children’s books, “Weaving the Rainbow’, “Sleepy Boy”, and “You, Me and Home Sweet Home” (all published by Simon and Schuster) and her work has been commissioned by both private and corporate clients. Though fluent in a variety of media, Anderson is best known for her watercolors; her still-life paintings were featured in the winter 2008 issue of American Artist Watercolor Magazine. A native of the Berkshires, she lives and works in South County with her husband and cat, and more of her work can be seen on her website.

 


Paul Chaleff

SOLO EXHIBITIIONS

2006        Sanford Smith Fine Art, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
2004        Atrium Gallery, Simon’s Rock College, Great Barrington, MA
2003        Becket Arts Center, Becket, Massachusetts
1998        Becket Arts Center, Becket, Massachusetts
1998        David Findlay JR Fine Art, New York, New York
1996        David Findlay JR Fine Art, New York, New York
1990        Welles Gallery, Lenox, Massachusetts
1984        David Findlay JR Fine Art, New York, New York
1980        Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
1979        Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York
1977        Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York
1975        Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York
1974        Harbor Gallery, Cold Spring Harbor, New York
1974        Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016        The White Gallery, Lakeville, CT
2015-2016    Lauren Clark Fine Art, Great Barrington, MA
1985        “Works on Paper,” David Findlay JR, New York, New York
1980        Art in the Embassies, American Embassy, Rabat, Monaco, Contemporary Naturalism, Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York
1979        Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
1976        “200 Years of American Art,” Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
1975-1977    “Drawing USA,” Traveling Exhibition of the Minnesota Museum of Art, including Carleton College, Minnesota; Civic Fine Arts Association,
South Dakota; Albrecht Museum of Fine Art, Missouri; Memphis Academy of Fine Arts; Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan
1975        Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
1973        Audubon Artists, New York, New York
1972        Graham Gallery, New York, New York

AWARDS

1976        Butler Institute of American Art, Purchase Prize
1974        North Shore Community Arts Center, Drawing Prize


 

Nina Evans

Since the late 90’s, as a self-taught painter in watercolor, I worked at the confluence of accident and intention, seeking to evoke, without copying, the luminous natural world. Seven years ago I began exploring the extension of transparent watercolor into the third dimension by painting on one or both sides of window glass with water-based paints specially formulated to adhere permanently to glass, and mounting whole painted glass panels or cut pieces into multiple painted transparent layers. This process results in work which combines the luminosity of stained glass with the looseness and freedom of watercolor.

Solo shows:

JWS Art Supplies, Gt. Barrington, MA August, 2016
Becket Arts Center, Becket, MA July, 2016 (three person)
Welles Gallery, Lenox, MA July, 2014
JWS Art Supplies, Gt. Barrington, MA January- February, 2014
Good Purpose Gallery, Lee, MA (two person) November-December, 2013
Welles Gallery, Lenox, MA (three person) July, 2013
Chester Theater, Chester, MA August, 2011
TD Bank, Gt. Barrington, MA June, 2011
Becket Arts Center, Becket, MA July, 2010
Salisbury Athaeneum, Salisbury, CT July, 2008
Flying Pig, Mt. Kisco, NY June, 2007
Stockbridge Library, Stockbridge, MA April, 2007
Becket Arts Center, Becket, MA July, 2005

 


 

Naomi Grossman

Naomi Grossman was born in Brooklyn and works in Long Island City, NY.  She attended Queens College (BA) and New York University (MA).

One-person shows include Art of the Five- Queens Select-Invitational at the interchurch Center, NYC, Sometimes Beautiful– catalogue- Castellani Art Gallery, Niagara University, Writing the Body at the Queens College Art Center, Body Language– one-person exhibit and visiting artist at the Freyberger Museum, Penn State University and a show and a visiting artist at the Phillips Museum, Franklin & Marshall College, PA. Grossman has shown in many group exhibitions, including  Linear Expressions  at the Patchogue Arts Gallery, a three person invitation,  Text, an invitational at the Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley, Art of the Five- Queens Select– Invitational-Interchurch Center, NYC,  Lifelines, at the Omni Gallery, Uniondale, NY, DUMBO Festival 2010, the Patchogue Biennial, the Zimmerli Art Museum (Rutgers University), UBS Gallery (NYC), the Theresa Mahoney Gallery, and WIRED at the Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, NYC.

Grossman has produced site-specific installations in gallery settings. Recent residencies include the Ragdale Foundation and the Hambidge Center for the Arts.  Her awards include best in show at the Parrish Art Museum, MARK Grant and numerous SOS grants from NYFA.  She was s a One-on-One Consultant for NYFA.   Grossman’s work is in numerous permanent public and private collections.


Betty Vera

BETTY VERA received her B.F.A. in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and holds an M.F.A. in Studio Art from Montclair State University. She studied textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design, and Jacquard weaving at the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles and at The Jacquard Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina.  She currently lives and has a studio in western Massachusetts.

Vera’s work has been exhibited widely and has been published in American Craft, Fiberarts, Surface Design, Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot, and Interiors magazines, as well as several editions of the Fiberarts Design Book; Marypaul Yates’ book, Fabrics: A Guide for Interior Designers and Architects; and Carol K. Russell’s international survey, Fiber Art Today.

Formerly an art and craft book editor, she maintained her own studio in New York City for 20 years. During that time, she also worked on several large commissioned projects as a weaver in the Michelle Lester Studio.  Vera taught fiber arts at Montclair State University and the Fashion Institute of Technology, and continues to teach intensive workshops throughout the United States. She has been a Visiting Artist at both Syracuse University (New York State) and NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Artist residencies include the Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA).

Vera was awarded New York State Craft Artist grants by the Empire State Crafts Alliance three times. She has also received project and exhibition grants through Artists Space; a Ruth Chenven Foundation Award; two Strategic Opportunity Stipends (in 2009 and 2010) from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts; and the Handweavers Guild of America’s Silvio and Eugenia Petrini Grant. In 2012 the New York Foundation for the Arts selected her to participate in its NYFA MARK 12 artist career development program.

My landscape-inspired work is not literally representational, though it may evoke a sense of space or the impression of a horizon.  It is concerned with the abstract geometries of the spaces we inhabit. Color and hand-woven texture provide an expressive visual language


 

Petula Bloomfield

Petula Bloomfield was born in the UK and has exhibited her work in the US and Europe since 1990. She has taught art at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School in South Hadley since 2004. Residencies include the Vermont Studio Center, Castello di Spannocchia, Tuscany and Norristown, PA. She is a recent recipient of grants from the Surdna Foundation in New York and the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. She has an MS in Art from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a BA in Liberal Arts from Clark University, Worcester. Recent shows include, Things That Die Interestingly, Bloomfield and Shambroom, APE Gallery, Northampton 2014 in collaboration with Smith College Botanic Garden, Take a Seat, University Museum of Contemporary Art, Amherst, MA, 2016.

 


 

Peter Petrochko

My work in wood crafts is an outgrowth of studying both architecture at the University of Cincinnati, and Fine Arts at Silvermine College of Art. While studying design, I became enthusiastic about making objects of wood, and chose wood as my crafts medium. About thirty years ago, wood crafts appealed to me as a practical and creative way to make a living. However, it took working several years at another job before this goal was realized.

Although I have created furniture in wood, the current focus of my work is on both wood vessels and wood sculpture.

I am challenged by the many possibilities of what a vessel might be. Currently, I am creating pieces which range from geometrically patterned bandsawn vessels, to more natural vessels which are hand carved from a single log. The use of bandsaw, laminating, hand carving and disc sanding techniques allow me to project three dimensional forms, namely wood vessels, directly from flat lumber. From an ecological perspective, this conservative use of a natural resource is very satisfying, as it is the essence of economy. Many of these vessels are one of a kind pieces in which I explore various relationships in form, pattern, color, texture, and light.

My sculptural work in wood ranges from abstract carvings, to organic sculptural constructions. One of these styles of architectural construction draws inspiration from ancient cultures such as the Incans and from nature itself. These works range in style from elegant simplicity, to more complex statements which display an intriguing relationship between Light, Space, & Mass.

 


 

Kathleen Cammarata

An American artist born in NY, Cammarata has been painting for 32 years, printmaking for 15 years, and in the last decade pursued drawing as a formal contemporary medium. She has had 28 solo shows including the Copley Society of Art, Boston, the MIT Dean’s Gallery, University Place at Harvard, and most recently the Belles Artes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She has participated in over 50 juried shows including several Boston Printmaker’s Biennials and the Northeast Prize show in Cambridge. She has received numerous grants and awards for her work including the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. She has taught at the Worcester Art Museum, the DeCordova Museum, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Maine College of Art, and at Shepley Bullfinch Architectural firm. Her work is in collections including Boston, New York, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Detroit, Toronto, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she now lives.

Awards & Grants 2016

Bershire Taconic Grant
Artist Incentive Grant – City of Lowell
Kinnicut Award – Worcester Art Museum

 


Peter Handler

As a climate activist, I have been working since 2008 on a body of work called “Canaries in the Coal Mine”. These pieces are about specific things happening regarding climate change, to bring people in through their beauty, and confront them with the message.  For example, the Maldives Table is about rising sea levels.  The people of the Maldives during this century will need to flee their country, with an average elevation of four  feet, as sea levels rise.  The shape of the table is a lifeboat.  The material is coconut palm plywood,  the coconut palm being the National Tree of the Maldives, and the legs are the colors of the Maldives flag.  These pieces are a call for people to pay attention to the most serious crisis that we as humans have ever had to face.

I use photographs in the doors of many of my cabinets, printed on aluminum, the colors and imagery working in concert with the design of the piece.  I also print photographs on wood, often landscapes, to me, creating “windows” on a wall.  They also enable me to show images reflecting my concerns about climate change.   As I am applying as a furniture maker, I did not include any wood prints in the jury photos.

 


 

Michael Filmus

SOLO EXHIBITIIONS

2006        Sanford Smith Fine Art, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
2004        Atrium Gallery, Simon’s Rock College, Great Barrington, MA
2003        Becket Arts Center, Becket, Massachusetts
1998        Becket Arts Center, Becket, Massachusetts
1998        David Findlay JR Fine Art, New York, New York
1996        David Findlay JR Fine Art, New York, New York
1990        Welles Gallery, Lenox, Massachusetts
1984        David Findlay JR Fine Art, New York, New York
1980        Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
1979        Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York
1977        Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York
1975        Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York
1974        Harbor Gallery, Cold Spring Harbor, New York
1974        Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016        The White Gallery, Lakeville, CT
2015-16   Lauren Clark Fine Art, Great Barrington, MA
1985        “Works on Paper,” David Findlay JR, New York, New York
1980        Art in the Embassies, American Embassy, Rabat, Monaco
Contemporary Naturalism, Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York
1979        Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
1976        “200 Years of American Art,” Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
1975-77  “Drawing USA,” Traveling Exhibition of the Minnesota Museum of Art, including Carleton College, Minnesota;
Civic Fine Arts Association, South Dakota;
Albrecht Museum of Fine Art, Missouri; Memphis Academy of Fine Arts; Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan
1975        Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
1973        Audubon Artists, New York, New York
1972        Graham Gallery, New York, New York

AWARDS

1976        Butler Institute of American Art, Purchase Prize
1974        North Shore Community Arts Center, Drawing Prize

 


 

Lorna Ritz

BFA Pratt Institute,MFA CranbrookAcademyArt. Teaching: R.I. School Design, Brown U, U. Minnesota, Dartmouth College, Vermont Studio Center 1991-2013. American U, (D.C.). in Umbria, Italy, Instituto de Belles Artes, (Medellin, Colombia); Humboldt State U. (CA); NY Studio School, Institute for American Universities (France); Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Traveled through the USIA: Malta, Honduras. Exhibitions:Art-in-Embassies Program, D.C., Divinity Center @ Yale U, Bowery Gallery, NYC, Contemporary Art Museum”@ U MASS., Hood Museum @Dartmouth College, Fine Arts Center, Provincetown, MA. Painting Center, NYC, Provincetown Art Assc Museum, HopperHouse Museum, Nyack, NY., State [email protected] the Capital, Boston, French Cultural Center, Boston, Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, NH. Collections: Johnson and Johnson, Brunswick, NJ., Cedars-Sinai, (Los Angeles), Audax, Mead Art Museum @ Amherst College, etc. Awards: Pollock-Krasner3Awards, Kittredge Fund Grant, Harvard U., cultural ambassador,’ (through the International Residency Program ‘at the Augusta Savage Gallery at U.Mass), to exchange ideas with artists in the Townships, South Africa, teaching painting at the Jail through the Puffin Foundation, George Sugarman Foundation, Berkshire Taconic Artists Resource Trust, Artists’ Fellowship, NYC, Haven Foundation, ME, Foundation Contemporary Art Emergency Grant, NYC. 5-College Inc.Associate Member, Amherst, MA.

 


 

Paul Solovay

Paul D. Solovay spent nearly 30 years as a top creative talent in advertising, creating many award-winning commercials. He wrote copy, jingles, art directed, produced and was member of the Directors Guild of America. His Pepsi commercial “Bringing Home Baby” is in the Smithsonian Museum and the Broadcast Museum in NYC.

Paul first picked up a camera when he was 19 and won a juried 1st prize with his first roll of exposed film. He studied filmmaking at NYU and took a masters degree program at The Brooklyn College Television Center. His photos have been used for tourist boards, airlines and businesses.
His music photography is a result of a technique he calls “The Active Camera”. Paul first utilized this technique in 1979 during a visit to Preservation Hall, a famed jazz venue in New Orleans. That photo, as well as others, are in the homes of private collectors.
With the Active Camera, Paul and the camera are constantly in motion – as he translates musical sound waves into light waves — images that capture the high energy of performance. It’s a visual tour de force. When you see his work you can almost ”Hear the Photographs.”

Paul has exhibited his photography at the gallery at American Glory in Hudson, and has been in the juried show at the Hudson Opera House three successive years. He was the featured artist at the former Nobo Gallery in Hudson, and displayed work at the Briggs Mountain Gallery in Red Hook, Kave in Bushwick, Brooklyn, The Royale Gallery in Providence R.I., The Good Purpose Gallery, Lee Ma., the St. Francis Gallery in Lee, Ma and the Art Annex in Hillsdale NY.  In Florida he is in the RCB Gallery in West Palm  Beach and Gallery 14 in Vero Beach this winter. He was commissioned to photograph the Junkanoo Celebration by the National Gallery of the Bahamas in his “Active Camera” style. Paul was an Official Photographer for the NYC Halloween Parade using that same technique, and photographed last years Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans.

 


 

Nava Grunfeld

EDUCATION
Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, Master’s degree MAT, 1981
The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, BFA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1977
Fashion Institute of Technology, Assoc. Degree (graphic design), New York, NY, 1970

SELECTED GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Smith College, Alumnae House, Northampton, Massachusetts, 2015
Brill Gallery, North Adams, Massachusetts, 2011
Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, Massachusetts, 2009
Arts Unlimited Gallery, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 2007-08
Powers Gallery, Acton, Massachusetts, 2007
Smith College, Alumnae House, Northampton, Massachusetts (solo) fall, 2006
Generator Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, summer, 2006
Galleria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (solo) winter, 2006
Coconut Grove Gallery, Coconut Grove, Florida, 2004
Zenith Gallery, Washington DC, 2000-2004
Hart Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts (solo), 1999, 2001
Canyon Ranch, Lenox, Massachusetts, 2000-2004
Forbes Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts (solo) 1997
SELECTED NATIONAL PUBLICATIONS
LIT FROM WITHIN: Saturated Watercolors by Nava Grunfeld. Book published 2010
Featured in The Artist’s Magazine, Summer, 2010
Featured on the cover of Watercolor Artist Magazine, August, 2008
Featured on the cover of The Artist’s Magazine, August 2005
Double page spread in Splash 9: Watercolor Secrets.
Featured on the cover of Splash 8: Watercolor Discoveries.
Included in Splash 7: Qualities of Light. The Best of Contemporary Watercolors.

10-page feature article in the Spring 2003 issue of Watercolor Magazine,
Featured on poster for annual American Women Artists annual exhibition and Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico 2000
Included in American Artist Magazine, American realism today issue, 2000

 


 

Will Sillin

Education-
B.A.- Wesleyan University, Middletown, Ct- 1977
M.S.-University of Massachusetts, School of Natural Resources, Amherst, Ma.- 2001
Xi Sigma Pi, Forestry Honor Society, Full Membership, 2001

Art Education-
Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Lyme, Ct., 1978
studio with Salvatore Grippi, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, 1979
studio with James Valerio, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 1980

Permanent Exhibits
In The Late Triassic, 14’x 29′ mural, Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Jurassic Morning, 8′ by 14′ mural, Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College , Mass.
Paintings of the East Border Fault Basin, Triassic and Present, Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College, Mass.
The Triassic, 5′ x 10′, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Mass.

Exhibits-
“Valleys to the Sea”,  The Kerri Gallery, Willimantic, CT, 2016 (solo show)
Waterscapes , Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA 2015 (2 person show)
30th Annual Almost Miniatures Show, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA 2014
Alumni Art Exhibit, Westminster School, Simsbury, CT 2014
Confluence- New Members, Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA 2014
Francesca Anderson 30th Anniversary Show, Framcesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA 2013
Through Rain, Snow and Nor’easters, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA 2013
29th Annual Near Miniatures Show, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA 2013
28th Annual Near Miniatures Show, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA 2012
Then and There, Landscapes , Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York, 2009 (solo show)
Guest Artist, Isle of Shoals Marine Biology Lab, Isle of Shoals, NH., 2006
15 Pioneer Valley Artists Celebrate University Heritage Trees, Exhibit and Calender, Student Union Art Gallery, UMass, Amherst, MA. 2002
Art of the Heart Calendar, Published by ServiceNet, Northampton, MA. 2001
Group Exhibit, The Hart Gallery, Guild Art Center, Northampton, MA. 2001
Northampton Center for the Arts & Northampton City Hall, Northampton, MA. 1999
Landscapes, Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill, CT., 1993
Days On Earth, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA., 1991
2 person show, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY., 1987
Big Places, Pratt Museum of Natural History, Amherst College, Amherst,MA., 1986
Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Art League National Juried Exhibition, Springfield, MA.,1984, (Grumbacher Gold Medal)
Hall of Flowers, Haight Ashbury Artists Group Exhibition, San Francisco, CA. 1983
Gallery Endoge, Erotic Art Group Exhibition, San Francisco, CA. 1982

Published Illustrations include
Historic Deerfield, Landscape, Historic Deerfield Inc., Deerfield , MA., Autumn 2011,
Deerfield Magazine, River, Valley, Rock, Richard Little, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield MA., Spring 2011
Perspectives on Animal Behavior 3e, Goodenough, McGuire, Jakob, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ., 2009
Endocrinology, Vol 149, No.9, for Rolf Karlstrom, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA., 2008
Raid On Deerfield: The Many Stories (http://1704.Deerfield.history.museum) & (http://1704.deerfield.history.museum/maps/landscapes.html) for the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, MA. 2004
Great Day Trips in the Connecticut Valley of the Dinosaurs, for Brendan Hanrahan, Perry Heights Press, 2004
Functional Anatomy of Vertebrates, edition 3, for Liem, Bemis & Walker, Thomson/Brooks Cole, Belmont, Ca., 2001
Cell and Development Biology, Volume 13 No.6, for Rolf Karlstrom, University of Massachusetts, Mass., 2002
The Auk, Vol 119, No.4, for Andrea Ward, University Of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA., 2002
Apoptosis, cover illustration for Lawerence Schwartz, Academic Press, 2001
Exploring Franklin County, A Geology Guide, cover illustration for Richard Little, Earthview Press, 1989

other-
Maze artist, Mike’s Maze at Warner Farm, Sunderland, MA. 2000-2014

 


 

Lorraine Klagsbrun

ONE AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS:
2013 GALLERY 25, SPRING UNCORKED, PITTSFIELD, MA
2008 NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, GRAMERCY PARK, NYC
1999 WOODBLOCK PRINTS AND MIXED MEDIA, SPENCERTOWN ACADEMY, SPENCERTOWN, NY
1997 1999-2009 BECKET ARTS CENTER
LE PETIT MUSEE, HOUSATONIC, MA.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 HVAL MEMBERS SHOW, HONORABLE MENTION, GT BARRINGTON MA
2014 ABSTRACTION St, Francis Gallery, Stockbridge MA
2013 CLOTHING OPTIONAL, FIRST PRIZE, Juried Exhibition NAWA, NYC

2012 Outside In: The Art of the Garden, Juried Exhibition, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield MA

Coming of Age Juried Exhibition, Riverside Public Library, NYC

NAWA 122nd annual exhibition Sylvia Wald-Po Kim Gallery, NYC

MELVILLE: Juried Exhibition, Lichtenstein Center for the arts, Pittsfield MA

2011 Welles Gallery, Olli Small Works Exhibition, Lenox, MA National Arts Club Exhibiting Artists, Honorable Mention
2010 Gallery Seven, Vero Beach, Fla, Honorable Mention, Smallworks Lauren Clark Gallery, housatonic, ma
2009 Hudson Valley Art Association, Juried exhibit
2009 fem-in-art third annual, Welles gallery, lenox, ma, 1st prize
2007-8 Tokanoma Gallery, West Stockbridge, MA, gallery artist
2004 FEM-IN-ART SECOND ANNUAL Berkshire S. Regional Community Ctre., Gt. Barrington, MA

ARTISTS INVITATIONAL Train Station Gallery, W. Stockbridge, MA

2003 NAOUSSA GALLERY Tyringham, MA
2002 SMALL WORKS TOKANOMA GALLERY, HOUSATONIC, MA
2000 NATIONAL COMPETITION, FIRST ST. GALLERY, NYC, NY

SMALL WORKS, STUDIO 4 WEST, PIERMONT, NY

SANTARELLA MUSEUM, TYRINGHAM, MA

NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION OF SMALL WORKS, MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY GALLERY, MONTCLAIR, NJ

ARTWORKS GALLERY, LENOX, MA

1999 SIZE MATTERS PELHAM ART CENTER, PELHAM, NY

NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION RIDGEWOOD ART INSTITUTE, RIDGEWOOD, NJ

BERKSHIRE ART ASSOCIATION 1998 Juried EXHIBITION O F PAINTING AND SCULPTURE  THE BERKSHIRE MUSEUM, PITTSFIELD, MA

Juror: Laura Hoptman, Curator, The Museum of Modern Art

ARTWORKS GALLERY, LENOX, MA

20TH NATIONAL JURIED PRINT EXHIBITION SCHENECTADY MUSEUM
SCHENECTADY, NY

BODYPRINTS PRINTMAKING COUNCIL OF NEW JERSEY

GRIDWORKS W. KINGSTON, R.I

ART & LANGUAGE THE MARIBOE GALLERY, HIGHTSTOWN, NJ

HOLIDAY INVITATIONAL FLUSHING TOWN HALL, FLUSHING, NY

1997 PAPERWORKS ‘97 RIDGEFIELD GUILD OF ARTISTS, RIDGEFIELD, CT.

NEW YORK ARTISTS EQUITY ASSOCIATION 50TH ANNIVERSARY PRINT EXHIBITION
BROOME ST. GALLERY, SOHO, NY Juror:Robert Blackburn

THE CAMERA OBSCURED FOTOCIRCLE GALLERY, SEATTLE, WA

1996 2ND ANNUAL NATIONAL SMALL WORKS HOLIDAY EXHIBITION

CHUCK LEVITAN GALLERY, SOHO, NY Juror: Marisol

BERKSHIRE ART ASSOCIATION 1996 EXHIBITION OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE

THE BERKSHIRE MUSEUM, PITTSFIELD, MA Juror: Dan Cameron, Senior Curator, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC

1996 TWO LEGS, FOUR LEGS, PAINTING AND SCULPTURE RIVER CONTEMPORARY ART, HOUSATONIC, MA

PRINTMAKERS 96 UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH GALLERY, PITTSBURGH, PA

ARTISTS VIEW NATURE THE ACADEMY BUILDING, SALISBURY, CT

PAINTINGS FRONT STREET GALLERY, HOUSATONIC, MA

THE BURNING BRA & OTHER BEDSIDE TALES: A 90S VIEW OF THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT SMITHTOWN TOWNSHIP ARTS COUNCIL, ST. JAMES, NY

1995 IMAGES ALLEE GALLERY, LENOX, MA

1994 SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION SPAZI GALLERY, HOUSATONIC, MA

1993 NEW ARTISTS MAMARONECK ARTIST’S GUILD, MAMARONECK, NY

1991 SMALL WORKS NYU GREY GALLERY, NY
EDUCATION
M.S. MUSEUM EDUCATION: BANK STREET COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, NY 1984
B.A. ART HISTORY: SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE, BRONXVILLE, N Y 1982
A.A.S. FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, NEW YORK 1964

 


 

Birgit Blyth

Education:
Denmark and U.S.A.
Project, Inc., Cambridge MA (Photography)
DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln MA (Printmaking)
Maine Photography Workshop, Rockport ME (Photography)
Boston Museum School (Photography and Printmaking)

Member of:
Cambridge Art Association
Photographic Resource Center, Boston MA
Concord Art Association, Distinguished Artist Member since 1988

Co-founder of CAMERADA (Critique group of 6 photographers), 1978

Shows with CAMERADA:
University Place, Cambridge, 1998
University Place, Cambridge, 1994
Cornelius Wood Gallery, Middlesex School, Concord, 1993
Concord Art Association, 1989
Juliani Gallery, MBCC, Wellesley, 1988
Newton Free Library, 1987
Cambridge Art Association, 1984
Concord Library, 1982
Project, Inc., Cambridge, 1980

Solo Shows
Koussevitzky Art Gallery, Pittsfield, MA, 2003
Wainright Bank, Cambridge, MA, 2003
Carrie Haddad Photographs, Hudson, NY, 2010

Group Shows:
Diana Felber Gallery, West Stockbridge, MA, 2016
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2015
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2012
Washington Art Gallery, Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2012
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2010
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2008
Haddad Lascano Gallery, Great Barrington, MA 2007
GASP (Gallery Artist Studio Projects), Brookline, MA, 2007
Welles Gallery, Lenox, MA, 2006
Concord Art Association, 2005
Higgins Art Gallery, Barnstable, MA, 2005
BF Gallery, Boston, 2005
Haddad Lascano Gallery, Gt. Barrington, MA, 2005
Cambridge Art Association (3 Person show), 2002
Concord Art Association, March, 2002
New England Photographers 2001, Danforth Museum, Framingham, 2001
Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, December 2000
Cambridge Art Association, National Invitational show, 2000
Fuller Museum, Brockton, 9th Triennial, 1999
Cambridge Art Association, members’ show (1st prize, prints), 1998
Cambridge Art Association, National Invitational show (1st prize, prints), 1998
Spazi Gallery, Housatonic MA, 1994
New England Photographers 1994, Danforth Museum, Framingham, 1994
Cambridge Art Association (Juror’s citation), 1994
Albany Center of the Arts, Albany, N.Y., 1990
Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center (4 person show), 1986
Cambridge Art Association (4 person show), 1984
Cambridge Art Association, 1983
Project, Inc., Cambridge, 1981
Cambridge Art Association, 1979
Pratt Institute, N.Y., 1979
Museum School, Boston, 1978
Project, Inc., Cambridge, 1976
Panopticon Gallery, New England Photographers, 1976

Residencies
Artist Proof Studio, Johannesburg, South Africa
1996 Pinhole and alternative photography
1997 Photography and Silkscreen
1998 Photography and waterless lithography
2000 Printmaking
2004 Pinhole and alternative photography
2005 Black and white photography
2006 Alternative photography
2007 Alternative photography
2008 Alternative photography

Northern Territory University, Darwin, Australia
2001 Pinhole and alternative photography; car battery etching

“Out of the Dump” Project, Guatemala City
2000 Alternative photography

Visiting Artist:
1996 School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Paper making; alternative photography
2000 School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Chromoskedasik alternative photography
2001 Interlaken School of Art (IS 183), Stockbridge, MA; Alternative photography
2003 Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA; Alternative photo processing

Publications:
The Mothers’ Book, ed. Ronnie Friedland and Carol Kort. Boston, 1981
Speaking of Galbraith, by Peggy Lamson. Boston, 1991
New Dimensions in Photo Processes, by Laura Blacklow, 4th edition, 2006

 


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