Nov. 20, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 is pleased to announce that its “MADE BY HAND HOLIDAY ART SHOW,” formerly the 99 Cents Affordable Art Show, will open on Thursday, Nov. 29, just in time for the holiday season. All art will be priced between $1 and $100, and can be taken to go to be given as gifts.

The public is invited to attend a free opening reception on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m., at MCLA Gallery 51.

The “MADE BY HAND HOLIDAY ART SHOW” celebrates the artwork of local and regional artists and includes sculpture, ceramics, watercolors, jewelry, paintings, cards, collages, fiber, book arts, photography, and printmaking.

According to Arthur DeBow MCLA Gallery 51 curator, this show is a perfect combination of talented artisans, creative gift ideas and a wonderful warm, inviting atmosphere to shop in, all the while supporting more than 40 local/regional artists.

“This exhibition is the perfect place to look for the perfect present and usually come away with a little something for yourself,” De Bow said. “It’s a great way to kick off the season. There will be something for everyone. All artwork can be taken from the gallery when it is purchased.”

Participating artists include: Carolyn Albert, Casey Albert, Derick Belford, Stephanie Boyd, Misa Chappel, Kathline Carr, Galen Cheney, Arthur De Bow, Zoe Doucette, Richard Harrington, Megan Hart, Sarah Haze, Jennifer Huberdeau, Wendy James, Ellen Joffe-Halpren, Zan Klain, David Lachman, Amrita Lash, Tammara Leminen, JD Logan, Linda O’Brien, Opie O’Brien, Alvin Ouellet, Petrea Mannello, Jonas McCaffery, Melanie Mowinski, Dawn Nelson, Hideyo Okamura, Sara Farrell Okamura, Sarah Pike, Amanda Romanelli, Wilma Rifkin, Ann Scott, Ann M. Scott, Jackie Sedlock, Gail Sellers, Phil Sellers, Sarah Sutro, Jessica Sweeney, Victoria van der Laan, Betty Vera, Patricia Welch, Mary Weissbrodt and Samantha White.

The “MADE BY HAND HOLIDAY ART SHOW” will run in MCLA’s Gallery 51 Thursday, Nov. 29, through Saturday, Dec. 29.

MCLA Gallery 51 is a program of MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center. The gallery is open Monday- Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 413-662-5320 or go to

MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) provides opportunities, resources, and support to the Northern Berkshire Community. BCRC brings together the Northern Berkshires, MCLA, and greater Creative Communities through its cultural programming including: MCLA Gallery 51, and DownStreet Art. We will promote, facilitate, and encourage a dialogue in order to foster a sustainable creative community. BCRC is a collaborative project of MCLA, MASS MoCA, and the City of North Adams.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.

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