Home Historical art GALLERY PREVIEW: Guild of Berkshire Artists ”Art on Main” July 8-10 and July 15-17 at Old Town Hall in West Stockbridge

GALLERY PREVIEW: Guild of Berkshire Artists ”Art on Main” July 8-10 and July 15-17 at Old Town Hall in West Stockbridge


“Morning in the Meadow” (oil) by Michael Coyne.

Stockbridge West — On July 8, you won’t do much better than grab a cup of coffee at No. Six Deposit and wander towards old town hall take in the Berkshire Artists Guild‘ July show, “Art on Main”. More than 30 of the Guild’s 170 members present 125 works in oil, watercolour, acrylic, stained glass, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media and woodworking.

“Waiting for Spring” (mosaic) by Penny Pitts.

The following artists will present works in the exhibition: Lori Bradley, Amy Pressman, Jill Kantor, Kay Lerner, Janet Pumphrey, ML Kammel, Luu Nguyen, Ilene Richard, Sarah Morrison, Margie Skaggs, Mollie Kellogg, Pat Hogan, Barbara Quart, Penny Pitts, Lear Levin, Sally Lebwohl, Theresa Terry, Michael Coyne, Dana Goedewaagen, Bruce Shickmanter, Louis Coco, Doris Bronson, Howard Greenhalgh, Richard Lerman, Lynne Horvath, Robert Horvath, Linda Hertz, Carolyn Abrams, Lorraine Klagsbrun, Preeti Kedia , Mitch Greenwald, Shany Porras and MJ Marx.

There will be a reception for artists on July 9 from 3 to 5 p.m.

The non-profit Guild of Artists of Berkshire (GBA) was founded in 2014 as the Richmond/West Stockbridge Artists Guild, with its first art exhibition held that year at the Richmond Congregational Church . Since then, the Guild has served Berkshire artists with lectures, artist demonstrations, seminars, live model paintings and sketches, outdoor demonstrations and other programs, not to mention countless performances from type that they present this month. The Guild has been largely unscathed by the pandemic, thanks to outdoor art exhibits and Zoom seminars.

The Guild’s workshop visits provide members with real-time views of other Guild artists at work. They will take place in Pittsfield on July 23 and 24 and in Great Barrington on August 20 and 21. (Non-members are welcome to apply to the Guild to participate in one or two tours.)

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2009, the Old Town Hall in West Stockbridge is a destination in itself. Built in 1854, the building has served a variety of community purposes over its 168 years of existence. Through years of effort on the part of the West Stockbridge Historical Society and their in-house fundraising ensemble, the West Stockbridge Chamber Players, Old Town Hall has become an all-weather community gathering place, history museum, concert hall and permanent home for the Chamber Players.

“Art on Main” runs Friday, July 8 through Sunday, July 10 and Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit the Guild’s website.