In September, 2014, eight artists founded the Amherst Art Group in a loft space in downtown Amherst. The group's mission is for each artist to have her own studio space while affording the opportunity to collaborate, critique each other's work, invite guest instructors and hold workshops and classes by studio members. Twice a year the group participates in open studio events during the Amherst Art Walk.
The exhibit will be comprised of paintings by eight women artists: Sally Dillon; Bianca Epstein Adele Gladstone-Gilbert; Rosanne Helden; Sally Kealy; Christine Labich; Ruth Rinard; Kate Troast. Various approaches to landscape painting afford the viewer an opportunity to compare and contrast mediums, styles, techniques, and perspectives. The artists draw their inspiration from personal photos or create in the plein air style of painting.