Ongoing Shows Featuring Guild Member's Artwork
Guild members show artwork at a variety of locations including those in the Guild's ART Around Town program. Sites for ART Around town include the Berkshire Humane Society and the Shaker Mill Inn.
Berkshire Humane Society Art Gallery
On Going Show
See Guild artists work at the Berkshire Humane Society Art Gallery in Pittsfield, MA . Contact the Shelter for current guidelines and restrictions. —Shelter link here.
First Fridays from 5-8 p.m.
ArtWalk in downtown Pittsfield, MA — learn more
Shaker Mill Inn
On Going Show
Currently for Inn guests only, Guild artist's work is on view at the Shaker Mill Inn in West Stockbridge, MA . Contact the Inn for current guidelines and restrictions.
TKG Real Estate Show - June 2022
137 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
THE FEMALE GAZE
Featuring: Mary Davidson, Ilene Richard, and other female artists, who look at women with humor, insight, and grace.
Reception Friday, June 3, 2022 — In-person 5-8pm/Online 4:30-5pm
Mary Davidson's body of work, “My New Hat Series,” presents colorful, geometric, large scale feminine forms, that are mysterious, bold, dramatic, captivating and complex. The many elegant, amorphic, intricate shapes which flow throughout, keep the eyes moving. These playful, dynamic, creative works, give the viewer a chance to pause, lifting your spirit to a better place.
Online Reception starts
Friday, June 3, 2022, at 4:30 pm
Join on Zoom
Meeting ID: 898 5187 3023
Ilene Richard's figurative work is based on my observations of people involved in everyday activities. Whether it be the interaction of a couple dancing or a group of strangers standing next to each other in a crowded room. I create an emotional connection for not only the viewer, but also between the people depicted in my work. Working as a children’s book illustrator and painter, it is important to me to create a narrative quality to my work, and draw the viewer more easily into my world.
There are many elements that go into creating my finished works. I believe a strong layout and design of the canvas is the most important piece to jumpstart a successful painting. I begin with a sketch, and when I am completely satisfied and feel excited about the concept, I will then draw directly onto the canvas and start the painting process.
I am never really sure what colors I will eventually use, but I do know as I layer more and color onto my works I feel the work evolve. At this point, if my painting looks and feels balanced, I know I am on the right path towards a successful piece.
A strong design, vibrant color palette, and a narrative quality, are what makes my work truly my own.