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Introduction to the Guild
Best Practices: How to have YOUR OWN show

Best Practices, Art Talks, Intro to Guild, Artist Demos, Studio Visits, Seminars, and Discussions

Best Practices. Wed. April 5, 3-4pm

Intro to Guild & website First Tuesdays 4-5 pm

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Studio Visits Second Sunday

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Photo Editing Workshop how to take photos, edit them and  prepare them for our Artists page on the website, for shows and for contests you may want to enter.

Mixed Media Collage Demonstrations and Workshops

Learn BEST Practices of artists. Hear from some of the most experienced artists and enter the panel discussion led by David Honneus. Or join the Guild in watching the creative process of one of our fine artists. You will get to see them working for about an hour and explaining why they do what they do. You will be able to ask questions. Since our artists work in a variety of media, over time, you will be exposed to a large number of processes and approaches. The program may be a simplified “how to do” something or it may be a broader demonstration of how to start something, how to finish something, how to fix something or how to proceed when they are stuck. This program is usually held on Tuesdays at 3pm but it can be pre recorded and shown another time upon request.

Topics of Best Practices we have held:

  • How to Have Your Own Show

  • How to Price your Work

  • How to apply for a Residency

  • How to Market your Work

  • How to take Credit Cards

Please refer to the Calendar for details about specific upcoming events.

Best Practices Artist Residencies April 19, 2022 - 3pm
Best Practices Plein Air Discussion May 17, 2022 - 3pm
Please refer to the Calendar​ for upcoming events.
Please refer to the Calendar​ for upcoming events.
Please refer to the Calendar​ for upcoming events.
Please refer to the Calendar​ for upcoming events.

Best Practices:

How to Price your work

Wednesday April 5,  2023, 3 pm


Join on Zoom

Meeting ID: 842 9410 6011

Password: 926317​

Panel discussion! Get ready to show your art at Colonial Theatre in May and Art on Main Gallery in June.

Intro to the Guild Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 3pm

Introduction for New 

Guild Members


Monday, March 6, 3-4 pm

Zoom link:

Join on Zoom


Meeting ID: 817 7507 7879

Password: 428824


New members join us for an introduction to the Guild's offerings and operations.


Come and discover what the Guild offers and how to access its many resources. Learn about the various ways to stay up to date, keep your profile page current, and get involved!


Please take a moment to browse the website at BEFORE the start of the overview to get familiar with it.


We also recommend not clicking on the link no more than 5 mins before 5 pm.


Thank you!

Studio Visit
Art Talk Leslie Alfin & Karen Dolmanisth Aug 2, 2022 - 3pm

Art Talk by Karen Dolmanisth and Leslie Alfin for the  show Mosaic at 3-4pm on Zoom.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022


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Meeting ID: 842 9410 6011

Password: 926317​

To see details about the show Mosaic Click Here

MOSAIC is an exhibit that ties together Alfin's chaotic, colorful and noisy pieces with Dolmanisth's quiet, serene, and meditative work through each artists process of identifying, selecting, and combining bits and pieces of experiential material harvested from the depths of the internet in Alfin's case or the depths of introspection in the case of Dolmanisth. In this way, the coming together of the work creates a powerful dialogue that is paradoxically both chaotic and serene.

Join us to meet the artists and view Karen Dolmanisth's opening night performance.

Studio Visit

Mark Mellinger and Shany Porras


SundayMarch 5 , 2023, 1:30-3:30pm

Sunday April 2, 1:30-3:30pm


Limited enrollment. Cost is $10 members and $15 for nonmembers of the Guild 

Click here to sign up

Members and Non-members of the Guild of Berkshire Artists are invited to sign up for a studio Visit to Mark Mellinger's  and Shany Porras's studio Sunday March 5 , 1:30-3:30pm. Mark is an artist in mixed media , acrylic paint, collage, assemblages of found objects, and prints. Shany is a creative translator who takes one abstract language, music, and translates it into another abstract language, abstract acrylic painting. Limited to 28 participants; first come, first serve; you may trade slots with other members or cancel so others can take your place. You will have almost an hour to learn from each artist.

Mark and Shany will show us their studio, the tools used and some of the variety of processes used to make his art. You will be able to ask questions.

Click here to sign up and  for detailed information