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Meet the Artist
Archive from 09/10/2021 to 12/31/2021

Meet the Artist events specific Fridays at 5-6 pm

Join the Guild in celebrating one of our fine artists in an informal presentation of their work, process, inspiration and tools. Raise a glass! You will be able to ask questions. The program is usually held on Fridays at 5 p.m. on Zoom.

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Art After 9/11

Friday, September 10, 2021 at 5-6 pm


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Twenty years ago, did you find yourself doing art as a way to deal with the events of 9/11?
Please send photos of your work to Kcarmean@gmail.com.

Join Karen and Debbie Smith in a discussion of art in the time after the trauma of 9/11 on Friday Sept. 10.

Some of you expressed interest in making a flag to express your ideas now; please take a photo of any flag you have produced.

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Mark Mellinger Video Replay

Friday, September 17, 2021 at 5-6 pm


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Mark Mellinger video replay from March 26, 2021.

 

Mark Mellinger: "In the '60s I studied at Cooper Union Art School, later I worked in biology research; ultimately, becoming a psychologist. While continuing my psychoanalytic practice, I paint, collage and make constructions of found objects in my Pittsfield studio. I love the Berkshire art scene."

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Sally Lebwohl

Pastel Painter

Friday, September 24, 2021 at 5-6 pm


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My paintings aim to capture a moment of light and are inspired by everyday life. Soft pastels enable me to create work that is gestural and saturated with pure pigment on paper. 

My work contains a trace, or more, of human presence, a story unfolding in the landscape, streetscape, or interior space. 

Representational landscapes and streetscapes are derived from places that are familiar to me. I have recently returned to live in Massachusetts, now making my home in Berkshire County.  

The orange cone series, a repeated object in the landscape from my former neighborhood in East Cambridge MA…a symbol of human presence.  Streetscapes, Interior spaces, chairs, inviting or abandoned. Landscapes grab me with their light, often mysterious, and feeling of distance or intimacy. I become more aware of the power and beauty of the world around us as I describe it with color and shape.

I majored in Studio art in college, concentrating in printmaking. I then studied architecture and worked in photography and marketing in architecture. Next, I was an archivist and worked on publications for art galleries in NYC. While raising a family in NY, CT, and NJ, I earned a certificate in Appraisal in Fine and Decorative Arts, while continuing to draw and work in watercolor, until I discovered the strength and rich pigment of soft pastel on paper.

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Bruce Shickmanter​

Video Replay

Friday, October 1, 2021 at 5-6 pm


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Join us for a video presentation of Bruce Shickmanter's talk from November 20, 2020 with the Guild of Berkshire Artists.

Bruce Shickmanter retired in 2012 from his work as a physician in Berkshire County. After retirement he decided to pursue a long-term interest in watercolor painting. In his paintings Bruce tries to use pleasing shapes along with light and color to convey a sense of magic, mystery and movement. He uses the texture and matte finish of gouache to create a contrast with the transparent and ephemeral qualities of watercolors. The scenes he paints are often places he has come across while hiking or biking or are inspired by a photo that stimulates his creativity. Bruce’s paintings have been shown at St. Francis Gallery in Lee, MA, The Artful Mind Gallery in Lenox, MA, Chocolate Springs Cafe in Lenox, MA and in multiple group shows in various locations with the Guild of Berkshire Artists.