Other Programs Guild members might attend or be interested in.
May, 23, 2021 at 2-4 p.m.
Berkshire South Community Center
15 Crissy Road, Great Barrington, 02130
Meetings Currently Held on Zoom
Meet up with other photographers. Meet in person at last.
— learn more
Can’t wait for summer and doing art Plein Air
in the beautiful Berkshires?
Get ready with Plein Air Live.
If you sign up early the price is reduced, prices go up after April 11, 2021.
There is a one day program for beginners on April 14 for $297.
A three day program of 40 hours of training which you can access for 7 more days for $647.
Access for 60 days for $797 which will bring you to prime Plein Air time.
A whole year's worth of access for $1397 but the price goes up after April 11.
Several of our members have attended in the past and gotten a lot out of it.
ArtWeek Berkshire County September 16-26, 2021
Berkshire Plein Air: Join Guild of Berkshire Artists: Painting, Drawing, Photography. Daily 9:30-1pm. Sign up at
Demonstrations of the Creative Process and Talks by Artists of the Guild of Berkshire Artists. Sign up here and you will be reminded of the free event. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090544A5A72CA7FA7-share
A Countywide Celebration of Creativity Sept. 16-26, 2021
ArtWeek Berkshires is a county-wide event that brings art, music, dance, theater, craft, writing, film, and more to residents and visitors of the Berkshires. This year’s event spans September 16 – 26, 2021. ArtWeek Berkshires is a collaboration of the five Cultural Districts in Berkshire County: Downtown Great Barrington, Lenox, North Adams, Pittsfield (Upstreet Cultural District), and Williamstown. Promotional support is being provided by 1Berkshire.
When: For the duration of ArtWeek
Where: Downtown Pittsfield
Details: For the month of September, First Fridays Artswalk will encompass a variety of indoor and outdoor locations in and around the downtown Pittsfield area. Enjoy brand new indoor art shows, murals, and Artscape’s Pittsfield Paintboxes all month long. You can view all locations and events at www.FirstFridaysArtswalk.com, and new this year, you can download the PocketSights app to follow a virtual walking tour on your cell phone.
When: September 25 | 2-6PM
Details: Let’s overload Pittsfield neighborhoods with art and celebrate the creative culture and community of our wonderful city! TO PARTICIPATE AS AN ARTIST and get your location on the map, please send your Pittsfield address to: firstname.lastname@example.org by September 10th. ARTISTS CAN display visual art (painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, fashion, sidewalk art, video…) from their porches, trees, on their lawns, driveways, open their garages, project on homes, place on easels… IF YOU ARE NOT AN ARTIST but you know an artist that lives outside of Pittsfield – you are welcome to invite them to whatever space you have available. Also if you collect art by area artists you’d like to display outside, that would be great too! If you are an artist outside of Pittsfield and looking for a Pittsfield host please just email or private message me! (Rain date Sunday September 26th 2pm – 6pm). Email: email@example.com
When: September 26 | 2 PM
Where: In front of Hotel on North, 297 North St., Pittsfield
Details: I will be displaying paintings and canvas prints of my paintings-acrylics and watercolors.
When: September 16 (Daily in good weather depending on weather) | 9:30 AM – 1 PM
Details: Join our Plein Air group to paint, draw and photograph outside at different Berkshire locations each day of the week, weather and regulations permitting, 9:30-1pm free for members ($52 a year), @$10 a day nonmembers @$20 for season for affiliates who abide by our rules: [Carry in, carry out(even watercolor water). Leave the area pristine. Be friendly. Don’t work on paths or in buildings. Pay entrance fee if required.] Sign up by 6:30pm the night before and check updates at 8am at https://www.berkshireartists.org/plein-air Watch artists at work. Work till noon, then join us for lunch (each buys or brings) followed by positive critique. Bring supplies. Open to artists of all levels! See Resources at berkshireartists.org/members-area, Thursdays: The Mount; Fridays: Lenox; Saturday: West Stockbridge by Post office; Sundays: Norman Rockwell Museum grounds; Mondays: Hancock Shaker Village, Tuesdays: Lake Cheshire or Oxbow. We have been doing this for several years but this year open it to nonmembers.
When: September 25 – October 31
Where: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Rd., Lenox
Details: Experience “Two Perspectives on the Natural World: Paintings by Ghetta Hirsch and Carolyn Newberger.” Together their paintings create a visual conversation, evoking nature from alternative points of view—one vast, one intimate—a vibrant dialogue in which form, color and expressive response connect us, through these two perspectives, both near and far, to the preciousness of the natural world. The community is invited to the artists’ reception on September 25th from 4-7pm. The show will run September 18-October 31.
When: September 16 | 10AM | Open all week
Where: 17 Housatonic Street, Lenox
Details: I opened the Janet Pumphrey Gallery at 17 Housatonic Street in Lenox in June, 2020. While photography is a representational medium, I appreciate the ability to manipulate a photograph through the artistic imagery available both in-camera and in post-processing, turning what was a realistic photograph into a creative work of art. My cityscapes and landscapes are at times painterly and impressionist and at times stark, reflective, and architectural.
When: September 25 | 12 – 6 PM
Where: 234 Long Pond Rd, Great Barrington
Details: Open Studio and Artists Gallery Talk featuring Great Barrington artists Virginia Bradley, William Casper, and Chris Malcomson with Guest Collage Artist Lynn Wadsworth from St. Paul, MN. Lynn Wadsworth will discuss her work at 3pm on September 25th. Lynn Wadsworth’s collages were awarded a Minnesota Arts Board Grand to create the book “Salvages.” Both Lynn’s collages and book will be exhibited. Virginia Bradley is a contemporary abstract painter whose practice utilizes alchemy in the transformation of materials. Bradley’s new Catena Series will be featured at the Open Studio. Figurative Sculptor William Casper will be exhibiting his work. Chris Malcomson is both an abstract oil painter and watercolorist. Chris’s latest paintings bring together all that he has learned through a lifetime searching for meaning.
When: September 18 & 19 and September 25 & 26 | 10AM
Where: 105 Hill Province Road, Williamstown
Details: Come see a fiber artist’s studio and multiple art works! From starting with white cloth to dyed, painted, printed, abstract wall hangings. There will be lots of work and samples to see.
When: September 18 & 19 and September 25 & 26 | 11AM – 4PM
Where: 105 Hill Province Rd., Williamstown
Details: My studio will be open for exploring. Art work will be displayed and available for purchase. My art starts with white fabric and I dye, paint, stamp, fuse and stitch the fabrics together into wall hangings. A quilting machine will be available to try out!
When: September 25 & by phone reservation: (914) 260-7413
Where: 100 North St Room 303 and 332, Pittsfield (3rd floor elevator building)
Details: Showing paintings in Pittsfield
When: Saturdays, September 18 & 25 | 11AM
Where: Inner Vision Studio, 2 Furnace Rd, West Stockbridge, MA 01266
Details: A chance to meet the artist, learn about watercolor painting and mixed media, and shop for artsy housewares and clothing all designed by the artist. Studio/Gallery is always OPEN BY APPOINTMENT throughout the year. Please call/text ahead if you’d like to come view the art or meet the artist: 413-22-1394.
When: September 18 | 1-8 PM
Where: MUSE, 430 Park Street, Housatonic, MA -studio 2L
Details: Please join artists John Clarke and John Roberts at their open studio in Housatonic’s MUSE building on Saturday, September 18th from 1-8pm. MUSE is located in the old Country Curtains mill building at 430 Park St. in Housatonic, MA. Studio 2L. This event is in collaboration with Sohn Fine Art in Lenox, MA.