The Sandisfield Arts Center is pleased to announce the Daniel Manacher Prize for Young Artists, submission deadline June 15, 2022. Three artists will be selected as finalists and each will receive $350 in support of their art practice, as well as a group show of their work at the Sandisfield Arts [...]
The Sandisfield Arts Center Board of Directors thanks you for your support and your participation in 2021 and wishes you a wonderful holiday and a healthy and happy new year!
As the year ends, we'd like to share two videos, below, to brighten your winter days. These videos were labors of love [...]
Recorded July 10, 2021.
Michelle Arnot gives her unique insights into how the crossword has changed since it became a global pastime in the 1920s. She also shows you how to improve your solving time with The Berkshire Eagle puzzles.
Michelle Arnot, author of Crossword Puzzles for Dummies and [...]
June 10: The call for artists is closed. These 20 local artists will be exhibiting their work:
Robert Adzema, Nick Brittingham, Bill Cummings, Erika Crofut, Susan Crofut, Sophie Eisner, Jamie Goldenberg, Nancy Johnson, Jaye Moscariello, Robert G. Osborne, Bevan Ramsey, Jon Riedeman, Richard [...]
We will definitely be seeing you, and you us, in 2021 -- first on Zoom, but then in person. Although there are still unknowns for our 2021 season, we are pleased to report what we know so far.
Please note: Some dates are set, others are still in the works, and a few details may change.
The thrill of live performance! For many of us, there is nothing like it. Some of these become lifetime memories. We say, “I was there when...” and the sentence might continue with—
“...Jennifer Holiday sang ‘And I am telling you, I’m not going’ in ‘Dreamgirls’”
“...the original cast of the [...]
This short reading by Val of a poem he wrote in honor of the Sandisfield Arts Center for its 25th anniversary (2020) captures more than thousands of ordinary words could about what is so magical in this space.
Video by Peter Baiamonte.
For 2020, we'd planned a bang-up celebration season of our 25th anniversary... that, along with so much else, could not happen. Insread, we offered what we could online, fun and informative workshops for photographers and crossword puzzle fans, a film trailer by Jerry Herman for his film, "Our Town [...]
December 21, 2020
This is just a short post to let our community know the sad news that yesterday morning December 20, 2020, we lost Val Coleman, who died after several days at Fairview Hospital after a fall.
As most of you know, Val was involved with the Arts Center from its beginnings, [...]
Val Coleman was not only a fine poet, writer, speaker, and historian, but also a playwright. In July of 2017 Val Coleman's play "The Stamp Collection" was presented at the Arts Center by The Sandisfield Players, a highlight of the many fine and memorable Players productions.
Here's what Val [...]