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CALL TO ARTISTS – for Summer Outdoor Art Shows with the New Studio Art Group

The New Studio Art Group Northampton Weekend Summer Art Fair

The New Studio Art Group presents a summer series of outdoor art exhibitions downtown Northampton. The events feature a curated group of fine artists showcasing original works of art and fine art prints.


CALL TO ARTISTS: Visual fine artists of all backgrounds who work in mixed media, watercolor, oil, acrylics, print making are welcome. Artists are invited to submit work by filling out and following the submission application below. Please note that submissions will be accepted via email and that only accepted artists will be notified.

WHEN: First Show is planned for Saturday & Sunday July 20-21, 2019, 10 am to 6pm and ongoing every weekend through summer, weather permitting.

WHERE: EJ Gare Plaza behind Thornes Marketplace next to the Parking Garage, 99 Armory Street, downtown Northampton.


STATEMENT OF INTENT: During the summer there are an array of pop-up art shows promoted throughout various outdoor venues for visual artists all over the United States. While those shows can be very productive for selling art, they remain logistically complicated, sometimes requiring extensive travel; and are capital intensive, costing upwards to many thousands of dollars towards generating a pre-planned exhibition schedule.

Our intention is to provide a series of weekend outdoor art shows for a curated group of local artists in the downtown area of Northampton through the summer to facilitate a local, ongoing marketplace and a cultural attraction for the local and outlying community.

A modest fee of $150.00 per weekend is required for the organization and promotion towards the success of these outdoor events.


IN ORDER TO EXHIBIT: Artist must exhibit their own work and be personally present during the event. Exhibitors are required to provide a 10′ x 10′ canopy. Walls or A-frames and a table covered with tablecloth. Artists are required to maintain a neat and well-organized exhibition within the 10′ x10′ space permitted, all storage must be hidden out of sight (for example under tablecloth). Under no circumstances leave behind debris, garbage trash.

APPLICATIONS are reviewed on a first-come first-served basis. Only accepted artists will be notified to participate. Deadline for email submission followed by mailed check is Wednesday July 10, 2019


CONTACT INFO: Please fill out and print this contact info and include it in check envelope.



Phone Number:

Check Number:


Website ((if you have one):


Please email a submittal of 5 images of your artwork and bio to: Please also make sure email contains all the above contact information.

$20.00 application fee is required. Send to: Studio Works Modern, 221 Pine Street, #230, Florence, MA 01062. Please also include in envelope same contact information.


If you need more information or clarification, please email Zhee or Mia at: or call: 413-727-8352.

Zhee Singer, MFA is the juror and promotor for the New Studio Art Group. He is owner and publisher of Studio Works Modern. Zhee is a working artist with a studio in Florence, MA


AGREEMENT TO PARTICIPATE: Submitting your entry indicates that you agree with the conditions of entry and exhibit as outlined in this prospectus, that you are reserving spots in our jury, that you will send the show fee of $150.00 per weekend, and that you agree to exhibit your work according to the specifications. Please DO NOT submit an entry form if you cannot follow through.

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Classes with Zhee Singer at Northampton Center for the Arts
EIGHT TUESDAY AFTERNOONS 1 to 3:30pm: APRIL 9 to MAY  28, 2019
FEE: $320.00 plus Supplies see below
To register, email or call the Center at 413 584-7327. Please include your name, address, and telephone contact. Course fees are payable in advance by check to “NCFA” and can be mailed to the Northampton Center for the Arts, PO Box 366, Northampton MA 01061. We do not accept credit cards. Classes are held in our lower level studio at 33 Hawley Street. Parking is free. 
Zhee Singer received his MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 1973 after studying at the Art Students League in NYC. Since then he has had numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the country, to include the Oakland Museum and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Tours and Travel Program. Zhee’s work is represented in many private and public collections, including I. Magnin, Haines Collection and the Rene di Rosa Foundation.
An important part of being an artist is to understand the immensity of art culture. Expressionism may be the single most important art movement of modern history, producing the best and worst in painting, and defining subsequent movements by their furtherance or rejection of its principles.
To think creatively is to comprehend what drives the art world. To recognize greatness in others is to understand it in yourself and give it personal expression.
Processes may involve the manipulation of space, the deconstruction of form. Take the opportunity to re-invent your visual world. 
This class will explore different form and space making systems as they relate to abstraction. We will focus on abstraction and different artists, art movements, elements of visual language, and concepts past and present; all to engage and open students’ visual ideas and art making practice. Students will be encouraged to pursue their own ideas and imagery as they work with the course material. Painterly drawing will be explored using different visual resources for inspiration.
Simply put, this class is about exploring possibilities – the use of various combinations of materials on any paper related products, from fine drawing rag to left-over cardboard, various materials, constructions, stencils, large format drawing wall-works and found objects towards the individual pursuit for a personal visual voice is encouraged through art making processes and in-depth discussions.
ART SUPPLIES – MIXED MEDIA: We are going to work big in this class!
Materials have been selected to support student’s exploration of mixing materials towards fuller creative expression. While there are many good sources for art supplies, and you can use any source you like, to simplify I recommend  for easy ordering and good prices.
PAPER: ‘Fabriano Studio Watercolor Paper’ 29.5” x 42”, 140lb=300gsm. Order #10063-1050
BRUSHES: ‘Craft Brushes, Assorted Set of 25’. Order #06280-1309
PAINT: ‘Amsterdam Expert Series Acrylics, set of 12’. Order #01620-0129
‘Liquitex Acrylic Glazing Medium’ 8 oz. Order #00618-2015
COLORED PENCILS: ‘Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils’ – set of 12. Order #20508-1209
PLASTIC PALEETTE: ‘Rectangular Plastic Palette’. Order #03426-1875
ERASER: ‘Prismacolor Kneaded Rubber Eraser’. Order #21502-2720
MASKING TAPE: ‘Artist Masking Tape’ 3/4” wide. Order #24124-1034
PENCIL SHARPENER: Or single-edge razor.



Professional Guidance of Visual ART PORTFOLIO for College Application


Planning for Art / Design College

Your High School Path Creating a Portfolio for your College Application

Art work: Drawing, Painting, Print Making, Design, and Commercial Illustration


                                       Creativity is a calling – Make the future catch up to you
Build your portfolio for college application with professional guidance to help ensure your acceptance into the school of your choice.

Review and critique of current portfolio.
Structured portfolio development and content editing.
Assignment and critiques of projects to enhance and build portfolio content.

Art Portfolio College Counseling is a personalized educational consulting service for high school and community college students who want to advance their education. We nurture and strengthen our students’ artistic development by offering practical information, creative mentorship, and innovative counseling that enables them to develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to launch themselves successfully in college and beyond.

Consultation and guidance fees for 10 hours at private studio with included technical support 875.00

Zhee Singer is a professional artist and National art publisher of fine art
He has worked as a commercial illustrator for fortune 500 companies. Clients include Micro Soft and IBM  
His exhibitions include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Tours and Travel Program, and the Oakland Museum.



Classes by Zhee Singer at Studio Works Modern


To REGISTER NOW contact Mia at:

Studio Works Modern at the Brush Building | 221 Pine Street, Ste 230, Florence, MA 01062 | Phone: 413-727-8352 | Email:

Class Description:  These classes offer a positive approach for both the beginning and seasoned student.

Are you interested in being an artist, or aspiring to a Visual Arts Career? Explore drawing, painting and printmaking. Learn about Fine Art, Commercial Illustration, Design, Publishing, and Applied Visual Arts. For beginners through advanced.

The art instructor Zhee Singer is a professional artist and publisher of fine art, worked as a commercial illustrator for fortune 500’s. Exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Tours Program, Oakland Museum, gallery exhibitions, private and corporate collections.

Zhee Singer stresses the importance of a sound knowledge of materials and techniques, but also strongly encourages experimentation with both materials and ideas, whether with still life, the human figure or one’s own fantasy, in order for each student to find a personal expression.


DATES:  Classes start Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – ongoing!

Time4 – 6:30 pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Available3 classes per week, enroll in as many/few as you like

Register and sign up for 1 class per week =  4 classes per month = $150

Register and sign up for 2 class per week =  8 classes per month = $300

Register and sign up for 3 class per week =  12 classes per month = $450