Hosmer Gallery

In Memory of Jean Elizabeth Hosmer (1954-1999)
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Botanical Watercolors by artists of the Hill Institute

September 6-30, 2017
Reception: Saturday September 9, 2-4 PM

The Hill Institute advanced watercolorists are holding a group exhibit of botanicals in the Forbes Library Hosmer Gallery throughout the month of September.

Featured painters are:
Instructor: Beverly Duncan
Mary Ellen Anderson
Lori Austin
Heleen Cardinaux
Anneliese Chang
Starr Florio
Mary Kay Hannon
Elizabeth Healy
Natalie Madden Georges
Sarah Mattison Buhl
Martha McCormick
Pat McDonagh
Caitlin McKinnell
Roseanne Risner
Louisa Sapienza
Yulia Stone

painting by Marjorie Morgan

Marjorie Morgan

2017 Visual Arts and Poetry Biennial: A Juried Exhibition
presented by the Northampton Arts Council

October 3-30, 2017
Reception: Friday October 13, 5-8 PM (Arts Night Out)

photograph by Abraham Ravett

Abraham Ravett

painting by Priya Green

Priya Green

The Northampton Arts Council and Forbes Library are proud to announce the 2017 Northampton Biennial. This is the second Northampton Biennial to include both poetry and visual arts. Our opening celebration will take place in conjunction with Arts Night Out at Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library on Friday, October 13th, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

For the 2017 Biennial, the Northampton Arts Council asked artists and writers who live and work in Western Massachusetts to submit their best work created in the past two years which most closely represents their personal artistic vision.

The visual art for the Biennial Exhibition was selected by three jurors: Rosemary Tracy Woods from Art for Soul Gallery in Springfield, Justin Kimball, photographer and faculty member at Amherst College, and H. Emerson Blake, Editor-in-Chief at Orion Magazine. The jurors selected work in a wide variety of styles and media from 32 artists, including painting, printmaking, book arts, photography, video, and sculpture. Their selections reflect their shared interest in experimentation, innovative use of materials, and an open-ended approach to narrative.

The poetry, which will be presented at a reading and in a publication, was selected by three jurors: Northampton’s poet laureate Amy Dryansky; Diana Babineau Owen, Managing Editor at Orion Magazine; and Robbie Dunning, poet. The Biennial Poetry Reading will be held on Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Calvin Coolidge room at Forbes Library. Accepted poems will be available at our opening reception as well.

The Northampton Arts Council has partnered with The ArtSalon to present a special Biennial ArtSalon on Sunday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. at STUDIO4, 25 Main Street, Northampton. Six artists represented in the 2017 Northampton Biennial will each present their work in the engaging Pecha Kucha style of 20 slides x 20 seconds each.

Gallery Hours

Monday 9-9 ; Tuesday 1-5 ; Wednesday 9-9 ; Thursday 1-5 ; Friday & Saturday 9-5 ; closed Saturdays in July & August ; closed Sundays and holidays.


Arts Night Out Northampton   Paradise City Cultural District, City of Northampton