The Northampton Arts Council is an organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Friday, June 20, 2014

8 ROOMS New Work by Sally Clegg

Friday, June 27th marks the opening of 8 ROOMS, new work by local artist Sally Clegg. The Sanford
Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking will host a reception from 6-8pm.

The show will be comprised of 8 prints—8 Rooms—created by the artist in Zea Mays Printmaking's
non-toxic studio facility, as well as large collages built from dozens of proofs created in the making of
those original images.

The exhibition conveys the experience of hypervigilance: a heightened state of sensitivity to one's
environment where ordinary spaces and their contents are perceived by the brain in a contorted way.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


TRANSPERFORMANCE XXIV-OFF THE MAP: Hamp’s Annual End of Summer Music Festival

Presented by the Northampton Arts Council

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 • 4:00-9:30 PM Pines Theater, Look Park

Adults - $10; Seniors 65 & Over - $8; Kids 12 & Under - $4
No refunds/No exchanges
Available in person: State Street Fruit Store in Northampton, Cooper’s Corner in Florence

Available the day of the show at the gates of the event starting 3:00 PM

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Northampton Chalk Art Festival Invites Artists To Apply!

The Northampton Center for the Arts is seeking artists to participate in the fifth annual Northampton Chalk Art Festival on Friday, September 12, 2014. Participation is selective and requires the completion of an application form by Friday, August 29. Details are at
The festival is scheduled from 8 am until 8 pm and is part of Northampton’s monthly Arts Night Out. Artists will be invited to work from 8 am until 4 pm, rendering drawings in chalk on 5’x5’ cement canvases located throughout downtown Northampton. All who participate receive a $100 stipend. In addition, cash prices of $250, $150 and $100 will be awarded by a panel of judges for the top three creations.
This event is sponsored by the Northampton BID and Chartpak Inc. It is produced in cooperation with the City of Northampton, the Northampton Center for the Arts, and Arts Night Out.

Attached image by Clara Flynn, winner of 2013 Northampton Chalk 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

“Plein Air Around Town” Takes Fresh Look at Northampton in July

Northampton, MA—Artist Paula Gottlieb offers a 3-day workshop from Tuesday, July 22 through Thursday, July 24, 10am-4 pm. The plein air (“in the open air”) session will be based at the Arts Trust Building at 33 Hawley Street. The group will wander out from there.

According to Gottlieb, understanding how to structure and organize drawings and paintings can strengthen an artist’s work. Her workshop will address and demonstrate methods for translating the landscape onto paper. The group will observe landscape and buildings, working primarily with drawing materials to understand visual principles such as composition, value and perspective. Materials may include graphite pencils, water soluble graphite, color pencils, water soluble color pencils, pen and ink, cray pas and watercolor. The fee is $295 plus materials. Registration details at or call (413) 584-7327 for information.

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