Member News

General News

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest members who have joined HVAL in 2018:

Barbara Beach, Housatonic, MA; Susan Johnson, Croton-on-the-Hudson, NY; Alice McGowan, North Egremont, MA;  Elaine Radiss, Great Barrington, MA; Jeffrey Sesko, Winsted, CT


Susan Bachelder has started a collection of movies related to artists and artist’s lives that will be the core of a lending library for those who would like to borrow them on a short term basis for viewing. Among those available are films about Artemisia, in French with English subtitles and a definite R rating; Jackson Pollack; Georgia O’Keeffe; Freda; and two chestnuts – one aboutVan Gogh with Kirk Douglas, and the other about Michaelangelo with Charlton Heston (especially timely with the Michaelangelo Drawing exhibition now at the Met). She is also working on an arrangement with the Thornwood Inn to show some of these as part of our Last Sunday of the Months.

 Violet Wilcox had her drawing, “The Hand of Elroy Face” chosen for the sign dedicating a baseball feld in his honor in Spencertown, NY,his birthplace. Elroy Face, for those few members too young to remember, was a great pitcher for the Pittsburg Pirates in the 1950s & 60s.

 Members Currently Showing Their Work

Pat Hogan
is showing her work with Marlene Mosca in the Two Perspectives Show at the Good Purpose Gallery, 40 Main Street, Lee from September 12 to November 13.  The opening reception is on September 28 from 4:30 – 6:30.

Berkshire Eagle – Sep 16, 2018 at 9_11 AM




Violet Wilcox is having an exhibit at Berkshire Medical Center lobby, 725 North Street, Pittsfield, Ma. for the
month of August. Please join her on Friday, August 6, from 2-4 PM. for the opening reception.

Robin Schmitt and Ruth Drysdale are having an exhibit, Paste Paper and Collage at the Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, MA for the month of July.  Please join them on Friday, July 6, from 5-7 PM for the opening reception.

Margareta Thaute and Alice McGowan will be part of a juried “Small Works” mixed media show at The New Marlborough Meeting House Gallery from June 23 to July 22. Opening reception is on June 22, 5-7 pm. Gallery days: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 11 am to 4 pm.

Roselle Chartock will be showing her work in the 14 Artists Show at the Artful Mind Gallery, 22 Walker Street, Lenox, May through August.  Opening reception is on Saturday, June 23, 4 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours are 12 to 5 p.m. daily except Mondays beginning May 1st. Roselle hopes everyone can come to the reception or visit the show during the summer. For additional information, please call: 413 854-4400.

Keith Emerling is exhibiting at the Becket Arts Center from June 23 to July 8, 2018. The opening reception is from 2–4 p.m. Saturday, June 23rd. The show will feature oil and watercolor paintings by Keith Emerling as well as the work of three other artists including Lauren Skelly Bailey, Nancy Katz and Katherine Oakes. Gallery hours are 12-4 pm, Thursday through Sunday.

Christine Goldfinger and husband Ron are in a kind of dual, solo show with the Marblehead Art Assoc. On May 20. Ron did a demo and Christine gave a talk about Tonalism. The exhibition runs through
June 17 at the King Cooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead, MA.

Linda Hertz, Eleanor Lord and Babara Lafer, are exhibiting in a Recent Work Group Show at the Front Gallery, in Housatonic. The show runs through June 24, and is only open on weekends from 12 – 5 p.m., or by appointment. for more information, call 413 227-6607.

Sue MacVeety will be creating music for the eyes, in a way, as she is one of 15 artists participating in the Piano Project. Each artist gets to paint a piano at the Adams School in Adams. The pianos will then go on display throughout Berkshire County from July 18 through August 25 to benefit the Berkshire Music School. Sue’s Piano will be on display at the Bushnell Sage Library in Sheffield.

Karen Linden is also a member of Norfolk Artists & Friends and has an oil painting hanging, along with other members of NAF, in the new community center in Norfolk Village called The Hub. This is a space where local people can hold meetings, share information, use the wifi, conference room, computers, printers, and offices. The show will be up until June 29th.

To all members:  Post a notice of your show on the HVAL website.

If you are having a show, you can have a notice with a picture of your work on the HVAL website and Facebook page. Contact:  Ann-Marie Light