“Close to Home” (Apr. 6 – May 30, 2014)
“Works on Paper” (June 8 – Aug.1, 2014)
“Chair Dreams…Interpreted” (Sept.14 – Oct.31, 2014)
Art To Wear “Pop-up” by Nona Hatay (Nov.8-13, 2014)
“Small Art 4 Big Holidays” (Nov.20 – Dec.24, 2014) Gift show
The Deerfield Arts Bank is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition, “Close to Home.” The exhibit’s grand opening and artists’ reception will be Sunday, April 6, 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The show will run until May 29.
“Close to Home,” curated by Amherst artist Terry Rooney, will feature mostly Deerfield artists including Candace Bradbury-Carlin, Bryan Higgins, Alicia Renadette, Jane Trigère and Marcia Rossi Wise. “The goal of the Deerfield Arts Bank is to offer many opportunities to showcase the work of local artists,” Rooney emphasizes.
“This exhibit will take us on textural and spiritual journeys through various media: featuring impressionist paintings of water, reuse of rescued fabric history, recycled materials, mixed media clay and textile installations,” explains Jane Trigère, the Deerfield Arts Bank founder and participating artist.
June 8th – August 1st
Submissions to this Call to Artists were juried by Terry Rooney, independent curator, past chair of the Amherst Public Arts Commission, founder and co-curator of the Amherst Biennial, Loretta Yarlow, director of the University Museum of Contemporary Art at Umass-Amherst, and Jane Trigère, founder of the Deerfield Arts Bank, the newest Valley gallery.
The 25 artists vary in their choice of medium from the colored pencil by Imo Nse Imeh, to pastels and gouaches by Linda Devine and Alan Hopkins, metallic paints and markers by Marsha Lieberman (above right) and Agnes Temesari (left), watercolors by Debra Truskinaff, acrylics and markers on photographs by Barbara Milot, collographs, monoprints and assemblage by B.Z. Reily, Hannah Richards, woodblock print by Benjamin Sears, oil pastels by Dale Schwarz, oil paint by Stephanie Vignone, lithography by Kimberlee Zacek, papercut and constructions by Tavi Wolfwood, Lu Vincent and Margaret Humbert-Droz (right), ink and oilstick by Tracey Physioc Brockett, photography by Andy Cavacco, digital prints by Rachel Hankinson, Anita Licis-Ribak, Lourdes Morales, Maurine Sutter, Betsy Todd, and basic pencil by Mary Kendra Crawford and Emmet Nathaniel Blanchette.
The variety is marvelous and entertaining.
A delight for the eyes … all on, or with, sensitive, pliable, cut-able, absorbent, delicate and resilient paper!
Best of Show
On June 8, 2014, at the artists’ reception of Works on Paper, an award for Best of Show was given to
Imo Nse Imeh for his colored pencil drawing called Coda.
Imo Nse Imeh is an Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at Westfield State University. He received his doctorate in Art History from Yale University, where he focused on the art and aesthetics of the African Diaspora.
Imeh was one of 25 artists selected through a ‘Call to Artists’ for the second exhibition of the Deerfield Arts Bank. This Call to Artists was juried by Terry Rooney, independent curator, past chair of the Amherst Public Arts Commission, founder and co-curator of the Amherst Biennial, and Loretta Yarlow, director of the University Museum of Contemporary Art at Umass-Amherst, with input by Jane Trigère, founder of the Deerfield Arts Bank.
This newest Valley gallery thrives in a former bank building in South Deerfield Center. Music events, art & music classes are coming soon. The new retail store in the former teller space is open. Come visit!
September 14th – October 31st
The opening and artists’ reception of Chair Dreams is from 2-4pm on Sunday, September 14, 2014. The exhibit will continue until October 31, 2014.
Curator Jane Trigère explains her choice of theme… chairs are interesting because their physical form implies the human form. They are designed the way that they are because we are designed the way we When presented with this unusual title, some artists’ eyes lit up… and the results will be on display at the Deerfield Arts Bank.Visual artists from the Valley and way beyond have interpreted this theme each in their preferred medium…paint, sculpture, embroidery, assemblage, collage and metal. Some artists made chairs, some painted chairs, some made paintings of chairs, or used chairs to show paintings.
Others showed the role of chairs in our lives, in rituals, and in history. Chair Dreams…interpreted by visual artists is designed and curated by the gallery owner, Jane Trigère.
Complementing the exhibit are 4 events to suit all tastes:
Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 pm: Classic Chairs of the Twentieth Century. A slide lecture by Arnold Friedmann, retired professor of design in the Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History at U-Mass. He will show Eames, Mies van der Rohe, Bertoia, & Thonet chairs.
Tuesday, Sept. 21at 4 pm: Chair seat weaving & caning demonstration by Priscilla Williams.
Tuesday, September 30 (5:30-7:30 pm): Chair Massage at $1/minuteSunday, October 19 at 3pm: Concerto (artist and program TBA)
This November 8-14, 2014
Festive Opening: Saturday night 7-9pm
Artist will be on site (12-6pm) on Sunday Nov. 9.
Based on Nona Hatay’s Natural Illusion Series (1998-2008) in which her photographs of nature are mirrored– the effect is positively psychedelic and kaleidoscopic. She designs and prints dresses, drapey tops, ties, and vests for men and women. Her work has been exhibited and sold in New York City at JULIE: Artisan’s Gallery on Madison Avenue, the top Art to Wear gallery for over forty years. Accompanying the clothes will be some of Hatay’s original photoart and her first design ideas, including the “Clothes Line” exhibit previously displayed at the Holyoke Children’s Museum.
Show is open Tuesday & Wednesday 12-6 and Thursday 12-8. It closes Thursday night.
EVERYTHING in the gallery and the store is $100 or less (often much less!).
And all art supplies are 20%off!Festive reception on Thursday, December 4th (6-8pm)
Here’s what we have!
Click on images to enlarge…more coming!
Lots of art for the wall (paintings, drawings, pastels, photographs, paper and textile collages, collographs, etc.), polymer clay & blown glass Christmas tree balls, embroidered felt hamsas & ornaments, patchwork bookmarks, painted rocks, fantasy houses from twigs, pillows, aprons, miniature chairs, lamps, clocks, yarn and button bracelets, papercuts, turned woodpens and small bowls, wooden cutting boards, metal clay & polymer clay jewelry, painted tiles, Thaisilks, books on art, and ‘millions’ of varied seasonal note cards by many different artists!