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 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 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 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
Second Saturday Open Studio Tours, July through October
HVAL Gillian Seidl Grant to a High School Senior
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.