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Welcome to HVAL

The Housatonic Valley Art League is based in the Great Barrington area of southern Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  Formerly the Sheffield Art League, we are a blend of artists old and young, professional and not-yet professional who work together to produce several art shows each year and to host several workshops for artists in various mediums.

Historically, we have been artists working in various fine-art mediums such as oil, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, pastel, drawing, etc. and also sculptors in various 3-dimensional mediums.  In 2017 we expanded our mission to include photographers, so we are excited to be presenting shows that include photographs as well.

Thank you for visiting – join us if you can!  See Membership page:



 Current and Upcoming Events


Calling all artists for L’Atelier Gallery Berkshires Summer Group Show!

Word has it that L’Atelier Berkshires Art Gallery, at 597 Main St., Great Barrington, is looking for work from local artists for a summer group show.  For the application form to submit your work, go to their website

For more information contact Natalie Taylor at (510) 469-5468.



New Art Walks in Stockbridge on 2nd Thursdays beginning in May.
The Guild of Berkshire Artists and TKG Realty are presenting the first Stockbridge Art Walk, on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 4-7 p.m.
The Art Walk is a self-guided tour of locations within the downtown area of Stockbridge. The venues include the new TKG Real Estate office, which will host a reception for an exhibit of Guild artists. Other venues include Schantz Gallery, the Stockbridge Library (open til 4:45 pm), Mutability in Motion, An American Craftsman, the Image Gallery, the Red Lion Inn Gift Shop, and SEVEN (from 6-7 pm). Some venues feature primarily local artists, while others showcase regionally and nationally known artists.
A map of the Art Walk locations, all within a 1/2 mile walk total, will be available at the TKG office, 10 Elm Street, Stockbridge.
This is the first Art Walk taking place in Stockbridge, and is the first of eight planned  Art Walks this year, with 8 locations on board. We hope to add more shops and galleries for future dates: second Thursdays, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 8, and December 13.
Second Saturday Open Studio Tours
The Guild of Berkshire Artists is having its third annual summer and fall Open Studio Tours, on the second Saturday of the month — July 13, August 10, September 14, and October 12. The receptions at TKG Realty Gallery on the Thursdays prior to these dates will feature representative works by Guild of Berkshire Artists members who will open their studios to the public. Maps of the Studio Tours will be available then, as well as in brochure racks throughout the summer.
For more information visit or call 413.298.0610
Be a part of Art Studio Tours—Sign up by April 10th




HVAL Gillian Seidl Grant to a High School Senior

The Housatonic Valley Art League (formerly Sheffield Art League) is pleased to announce an individual grant of $1,500 to a deserving senior of Mount Everett High School of Sheffield who chooses to gain a Fine Arts degree, or the equivalent, upon graduation. The grant is in memoriam to Gillian Seidl, a cherished and long-time resident of Sheffield.

In addition to her acting and other theater accomplishments, for which she is widely known, and her long-time painting hobby, Gillian was a beloved mother, wife, grandmother and friend.

Tragically, on April 25, 2017, Gillian in her capacity as Art League Program Coordinator, was attempting to cross Route 7 to the Sheffield Bushnell-Sage Library with an armload of refreshments for a scheduled program and social event later that evening.  A devastating accident, resulting in  her death occurred due to a confluence of conditions involving blocked access to the freshly paved parking lot of  the library, necessitating crossing on foot, and regrettable traffic measures.

There is no compensation for the senseless loss of a gentle, kind and vital person but the league hopes, in this small act, to honor Gillian with this gesture.

On Saturday, June 2, Olivia Marchione became the first recipient of the HVAL Gillian Seidl Memorial Scholarship for art. The award was presented to her on behalf of HVAL by the principal of the Mount Everett Regional High School during her graduation at Tanglewood.




We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest members:

Kerry Milliken, Great Barrington, MA, Mary Buchan, Rochester, NY, Caryn King, Southfield, MA, Gary Gemini, Wolcott, CT