I am deeply sorry to share with the Sandisfield Arts Center and wider community the sad news that Barbara Penn, longtime Board member of the Sandisfield Arts Center, passed away in February of this year -- an unexpected turn in what had seemed a very manageable and not life-threatening heart [...]
Call for Artists – Daniel Manacher Prize for Young Artists – Closed, winners announced
July 22 update: Winners have been selected, awards will be presented at the August 13 gallery opening reception. See more here.
About the contest:
The Sandisfield Arts Center is pleased to announce the Daniel Manacher Prize for Young Artists, submission deadline June 15, 2022. Three artists [...]
Val Coleman, Dear Friend, Author, and Sandisfield Arts Center Stalwart
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, Playwright: “The Stamp Collection”
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 [...]
Our 2020 Season: The Best Laid Plans…
Last year we looked back on a wonderful 2019 season in a season recap, Sandisfield Arts Center 2019 in Review: Charlie, Community, Culture, and Celebrations, posted on this site.
This year, the retrospective is now (September), and "retrospective" isn't exactly the right word. Instead, this is a [...]
Daniel Jacob Manacher, Artist
In July, the world lost a creative, original spirit, Daniel Jacob Manacher.
Daniel and the Manacher-Birnbaum family are longtime and beloved members of the Sandisfield and Sandisfield Arts Center community. The text below is adapted from the August 2020 Sandisfield Times. With this online [...]
Love Poetry read by Benjamin Luxon
Preview “‘Our Town’ at the Minack,” and come see it in 2021!
A highlight of our 25th anniversary 2020 season was to be the showing of "'Our Town' at the Minack" a film about the 2016 preparations and performance by the Sandisfield Players at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall. England,
The 90-minute film will be shown next season, but in the meantime, you can [...]
“Giving Tuesday 2020”: The gift of poetry from our donors, read by Ben Luxon
For Giving Tuesday this year (May 5, 2020), we made an offer that would be meaningful to a very special type of audience, and donor -- a Sandisfield Arts Center-type audience and donor:
Donate in any amount, and mention a poem you'd like to hear Ben Luxon read. We'll draw names from a hat and [...]
For Memorial Day, A Requiem from our own Ben Luxon
As we approach Memorial Day 2020, a Memorial Day unlike any other in our country's history, it's good to remember how it originated and what it is meant to memorialize. From History.com:
Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official [...]