Monday, December 23, 2013

Last Week of Deborah Hanson Greene: Watercolors

Don't miss the charming watercolors by Deborah Hanson Greene which are being exhibited until Friday, December 28, 2013 at Art On Main. 

Art On Main is open during the regular business hours of Barnbrook Realty at 271 Main St., Great Barrington.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Deborah Hanson Greene: Watercolors

Deborah Hanson Greene: Recent Watercolors

November 2 to December 27, 2013

Reception for the Artist: Saturday, November 16 from 5 – 7 pm

Danish Bowl with Lemons
Animal Mineral Vegetable
New Marlborough Farm
Great Barrington, MA – Art On Main is pleased to exhibit the recent watercolor paintings of Deborah Hanson Greene at the office of Barnbrook Realty on Main Street in Great Barrington.  The spacious walls will showcase Berkshire landscapes and still-lifes which are matted, framed and under glass.  A reception for the artist will take place on Saturday, November 16, from 5 to 7 pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Greene, a Lenox native who returned to the Berkshires from the Washington-Baltimore area after a long hiatus, paints in-between her full-time development job with the Norman Rockwell Museum.  Her work has been accepted into juried exhibits in Annapolis, MD and Alexandria, VA and was represented by several galleries in the that area.  In 2009, The Marketplace CafĂ© in Sheffield hosted a solo show of her paintings.

A graduate of Vassar College, majoring in anthropology, Greene worked most of her life in the Midwest and Washington – Baltimore corridor.  She also spent a transformative nine months camping across Africa, and two months in Nepal, trekking and camping in Everest National Park.

Despite these world adventures or perhaps because of these experiences, Greene’s paintings reflect her intimate relationship with the local landscape and the everyday objects of her home and personal collections.  Appreciating the north light and familiar landscapes that inspired her to paint as a child, she returned to her childhood roots in the Berkshires where she shares her Victorian home with her boyfriend and two cats.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

"iphone Artistry" an annual event?

Great Barrington, MA – Art On Main presents “iphone Artistry” an exhibit of cell phone photography by local artists of Berkshire Co. through October 2013.  A reception for the artists will take place on Saturday, August 31 from 5 to 7 pm at the gallery of Barnbrook Realty, 271 Main St., Great Barrington.


Smart phones, in particular Apple’s iphone have been around for less than a decade. In that short period of time they have become ubiquitous as the easy-to-reach, simple to use camera of choice for sharing images with friends as well as fine art photography.  With access to free or inexpensive apps for shooting, resizing, distorting, stylizing, framing, blending, texturizing, stitching panoramas, and painting, these self-contained units are also miniature darkrooms where creativity is unleashed using the many tools in a very big toolbox.

This exhibit explores the various approaches to iphonography by nine Berkshire artists.  Many of the photographs are created from images taken with the iphone camera but later put through one or more  post-processing steps.  Some use the basic iphone’s built-in lens while others utilize options most people are surprised to learn are available as options such as HDR (High Dynamic Range) and panorama.   Most clearly demonstrated in this exhibit, is that in the hands of an artist, a camera phone can be an expressive vehicle, lots of fun and inspiring for the viewer.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ruth Kolbert "Friends, Artists and Special Places: New Paintings"

Art On Main presents the oil paintings of Sheffield, Massachusetts artist Ruth Kolbert beginning  June 29 until August 29 with a reception for the artist on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 5 to 7 pm.

Kolbert was born in Czechoslovakia and studied with Oscar Kokoschka in Salzburg, Austria who was deeply rooted in Expressionism and, in the US with abstract painters Nicolas Carone and Charles Cajori both known for their exploration of color as well as strong movement in painting.  Though her unique individual style is anchored in portraiture, the influence of these artists is evident in the energy and strong presence of her subjects on the canvas.

After a long career in publishing and graphic design with such notable companies as Random House, Crown, and as Art Director at Scribner’s, Kolbert continued to paint but made the move to the Berkshires where she met other artists, musicians and writers.  She chose to make these friends the subjects of her paintings inviting them to sit for her and has continued to do so for the last 23 years.  Often these paintings are life-size or larger and reveal the relationship of her subjects to their environment which provides a wider context for deeper understanding of the people we are viewing.

The exhibit also includes portraits of Berkshire farm structures, a subject Kolbert has developed a close tie to as an active member of the Sheffield Land Trust.  Barns as well as the surrounding land and its conservation, are vehicles for compositions that echo her desire to preserve the landscape in art and in life.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Photographic Celebration of San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende

Comes to Great Barrington: A Photographic Celebration

Please join us for the opening reception on

Saturday, April 27



Art On Main, the Gallery at Barnbrook Realty

271 Main St., Great Barrington

All Welcome
Refreshments will be served

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sarah Horne: the Back of a Truck

"Palettes" by Sarah Horne
Don't miss this show....
Until April 25, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sarah Horne's "The Back of a Truck" opens

The Back of A Truck: Works by Sarah Horne

Art On Main, the gallery at Barnbrook Realty, 271 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230

 March 2 to April 25, 2013

Sarah Horne has created a body of work for this show which, like much of Pop Art, elevates mundane visual experiences to objects rich in color, form, line and shape.  By flattening and transferring the photographic image to vinyl canvas, these truck panels take on a new painterly pictorial space.  What we see on the roadways as we drive to and from our work each day, can also be a beautiful arrangement of geometric or abstract elements. 

Art On Main is positioned in the center of town at 271 Main Street at Barnbrook Realty.  The gallery is open during regular business hours, 10 – 5, including Saturday and Sunday.


Friday, January 4, 2013

The Watercolor Show Opens at AOM

The Watercolor Show features four local artists working in this medium. 

Stephanie Anderson's recent show in Housatonic highlighted her drawings but her watercolors have long been her calling card.

Nina Lipkowitz switched from pottery to two-dimensional media with a focus on creating watercolors that reflect her love of form and gardens.

Jasmine Gage is a textile artist who has created wearable art and painterly landscapes on silk and paper.

Sue MacVeety is an author and illustrator who also paints whimsical and light-filled landscapes and images inspired by her life with animals and music.

Join us on February 2, 2013 from 5 to 7 pm for a meet and greet with the artists.