Amherst Biennial


Amherst Biennial '12: Oct. 6 - Nov. 30 Art in Expected & Unexpected Places The Amherst Public Arts Commission (APAC) is pleased to announce the second Amherst Biennial: Art in Expected & Unexpected Places this Fall (Oct/Nov 2012), all over town, adding sites on Amherst College, Umass & the Emily Dickinson Museum. We are looking for the best art created in Western MA during the last 2 years. The curators for this Biennial will be Elizabeth Barker, Director of the Mead Museum, Amherst College, Loretta Yarlow, Curator for the University Museum at UMass, Amherst and Terry Rooney, Chair of the Amherst Public Arts Commission. Send 3 digital images (2 each for 3D work), a resume and this application. CD must be readable on both a Mac and PC formats.Images must be jpegs at 72 DPI with the largest dimension set at no more than 800 pixels. Please label CD with your name email address and phone number. Deadline for all submissions is April 3, 2012. We are looking for original artwork, all media welcome including art installations. A catalogue of the Amherst Biennial artists and their artwork is planned. Applications available at the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce website:


Nancy Winship Milliken installation

Lovely article on Sheryl Jaffe, Amherst Biennial artist
Sheryl Jaffe - Artist, Art Teacher and Master Paper Maker - The Mirror

Lovely article on Sheryl Jaffe, Amherst Biennial artist

After traveling to Japan, I understood that paper could become anything, shelter, doors, balloons, and scrolls. Drawings and writings, ideas, thoughts and images from the 9th century can be here with us in the present, because of paper as their vehicle.


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Tonight Amherst Biennial struts it's stuff all over Amherst!!! 5 Museums, 4 Galleries, all 3 colleges are host sites plu...
Amherst Biennial

Tonight Amherst Biennial struts it's stuff all over Amherst!!! 5 Museums, 4 Galleries, all 3 colleges are host sites plus art in expected & unexpected places. Starts 4 PM at the Hitchcock Ctr & BOA the rest of the sites at 5 PM . Of course public art 24/7 come join the fun. Samuel Rowlett's Canvas performance at the pond at FAC - UMASS for map


Yarnbombing, Bells Ringing, performances, installations are just a few of the new projects that will be part of our new Amherst Biennial. Stay tuned for new developments....


Carolyn Webb selected for the Banner Project at the Fine Arts Center at U Mass. This summer installation will be extended to be included in the Amherst Biennial.


The energy is cranking up for the next Biennial. We have a special installation planned Emily's Rhapsody for the next one with panels by local artists with responses to Emily Dickinson poems. Applicants to the Amherst Biennial can pick up panels at Hope & Feather's Gallery, 319 Main St., Amherst. Deadline for inclusion in the Biennial is Oct. 1. If you would like it considered for the White House Project at the Emily Dickinson Museum, deadline is May 1. Drop off work at Hope & Feathers or Valley Frameworks also on Main St.


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