“01301/2: photos of Greenfield” Show Opening February 6!

It’s time for the 2nd annual art show sponsored by the Greenfield Local Cultural Council, “01301/2: photos of Greenfield.” This year’s show features photos of Greenfield chosen from submissions to the Master Plan photo contest and those submitted directly to the GLCC. It will run from February 6 through the end of March at the Greenfield Community College Downtown Campus at 270 Main Street. Building hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and in the evenings when classes are being held.

A four-person jury made up of Braden Chattman, a faculty member at the Hallmark Institute of Photography who was also on last year’s jury; Karen Gaudette, artist, educator, and winner of last year’s show “01301: images by, for, and about Greenfield”; Beth Reynolds, photographer, educator, and owner of base camp photo; and Greenfield Mayor Bill Martin curated the show and chose the three winning images. The show will include an additional gallery of work from local professional photographers who were invited to show by the GLCC.

Please join us at the opening on Thursday, February 6 from 5 – 7 p.m. as we celebrate Greenfield as captured through the lens of these talented photographers. Light refreshments will be served; no admission charge. You can see the facebook event page here.

The Lady of Green Fields has been stolen!

The Best In Show piece of the GLCC’s 01301 show, “Lady of Green Fields” by Karen Gaudette, was stolen from its new owners from outside Hope & Olive. It should be hanging there or at Magpie! If you see this piece anywhere, please let me or Jennifer Stromsten or Evelyn Wulfkuhle know. If the current “owner” is honorable enough to return it, there will be no questions asked and the GLCC will replace it with a poster of the image. Help bring the Lady home!

Lady of Green Fields, by Karen Gaudette

“01301” during Brick + Mortar!

Juror Jean-Pierre Pasche was not able to participate but jurors Jenn Simms, Braden Chattman, and Becky George have viewed all of the entries; they will be deciding the final winners in the week prior to the opening reception. If your piece was chosen for the show, you will be receiving notification soon. Thanks again to all who entered!

The “01301” opening reception will be held sometime Friday or Saturday, October 12 or 13, the same weekend as the Brick + Mortar International Video Art Festival here in Greenfield. We have leads on several good downtown locations for the show & will be choosing a final location sometime in September. We look forward to announcing the details soon!

“01301” show update

The deadline to enter the Greenfield Local Cultural Council’s first annual juried art show, 01301: Art by, for, and about Greenfield has now passed. The show was open to anyone living in Greenfield, anyone working in Greenfield, or anyone making art about or inspired by Greenfield; artists of all ages, working in any media, were encouraged to enter.

The entries have now gone to the jurors: Jen Simms, Professor of Art at Greenfield Community College; Braden Chattman, Digital Imaging Instructor at Hallmark School of Photography; Jean-Pierre Pasche, owner of Eastmont Custom Framing in Easthampton & co-creator of the Arts In the Orchard sculpture project; and Becky George, Events Manager at the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and co-organizer of the Green River Festival and the Brick and Mortar International Video Art Festival.

The show and its gala opening will be held Fall 2012, in a location to be announced at a later date.

For more information, please contact Caitlin von Schmidt, Chair of the Greenfield Local Cultural Council, at 413.376.5050 or GreenfieldLCC@gmail.com.

“01301” theme information

There’s some question about the theme of this show: each piece or artist must have some connection to the 01301 (Greenfield’s zip code). Maybe you live here, maybe you produced your piece within the city limits (GCC or local studio), maybe you were sleeping on the couch of a friend in Greenfield when you dreamed about the work? Just make a connection of some sort with the 01301 and your piece will be considered fairly! Submission is only $10. Prizes substantially larger!