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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:  hvart.org/wp/membership/

 

 Current and Upcoming Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information and to get the prospectus, go to the Show Page: http://hvart.org/shows/

 

Art Show Returns to the Old Town Hall, West Stockbridge, August 22 – 25, August 29 – September 1
The Guild of Berkshire Artists announces its annual art show and sale at the Historic Old Town Hall at 9 Main Street in West Stockbridge, MA. The event runs Thursday through Sunday for two weekends: August 22-25 and August 29-September 1. Hours are Thursdays and Fridays 2-6 p.m.; Saturdays 11 a.m. -6 p.m.; and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The show features the latest painting, photography, sculpture, ceramic arts, and other media by local Guild members. All works will be for sale. There will be a reception on Saturday, August 24 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Visitors will also be able to view the latest in the West Stockbridge Historical Society’s restoration of the 1854 Old Town Hall, including the New Elevator.
Founded in 2014 as the Richmond-West Stockbridge Artists’ Guild, the Guild of Berkshire Artists (www.BerkshireArtists.org) is a group of more than 150 artists working is a wide range of visual media.  We welcome new members.
The 7th Annual Trinity Juried Fall Art Show with Non-Juried Small Works Show, Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24

Artists’ drop off Day – November 3, 12 to 2 pm
Opening reception – November 8, 5-7pm
Show open for viewing – November 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 noon to 4 pm
Art pick up Day –
November 24, 4-4:30 pm.

The jurors are:

TeeJay Jones

TeeJay is a graduate of the Pratt Institute and has been privately commissioned by worldwide clientele.  He is a member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, the International Association of Pastel Societies and the Connecticut Pastel Society.

He has created work for the Virginia State Reading Association, the Presidential Purchase Award, the School Beautiful Initiative as well as the Merrimack Lifeskills Project.  He was also a recipient of the Hampton Roads Education Innovation Teacher/Instructional Grant and the Western Art Grant.

His work has also been displayed at the Charles H. Taylor Gallery in Hampton, VA; the Thought Forms Underground Gallery; the Russell Simmons; the Schaffler Gallery; the Kingsborough College in Brooklyn, NY and the Liberty BOCES in Liberty, NY.

TeeJay is currently a teacher/educator for the Maplebrook School and the Director of the AIM Gallery in Amenia, NY.

Paul Gould

Paul Gould is well known for his landscape paintings of the Hudson Valley, New England and Ireland,is highly regarded for his expertise in painting restoration, as well as for jurying various art shows.

He began his painting career at the age of eleven under the guidance of his father, noted artist and illustrator, John Gould. In 1957, Paul’s parents founded the Bethlehem Art Gallery, where he has conducted art classes for more than 30 years.

He currently owns and operates the Hudson Valley Gallery in Cornwall-on-the Hudson, NY where he conducts art classes. He also conducts Plein Air in New England and Europe.

Paul is currently a member of the Kent Art Association where he served as President.  He is also a full artist member of the North Shore Art Association in Gloucester, MA, an associate member of the Rock Port Art Association, and is a member of the Oil Painters of America. His paintings are included in numerous public and private collections around the world.

New Art Walks in Stockbridge on 2nd Thursdays from May through December
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 Salon.spa (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, July through October
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 www.berkshireartists.org or call 413.298.0610

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.