Art Gallery

The Hampshire Council of Governments is pleased to offer exhibit space to artists living and working in the greater Hampshire County Area.

Gallery Exhibits
The Old Courthouse Gallery 

October 2016 - Kathleen Dubour and Bruce Chambers

Ten years ago, Kathleen Dubour was in the Caribbean admiring an artist painting the beauty of the sea. She wondered "Could I do that?" She went home, gave painting a try, and has never stopped.

Kathleen attended UMass School of Nursing and has worked as a nurse for many years. Currently, she is a school nurse in Chicopee. She has had no formal art training, although this past summer, she attended art classes taught by Lynne Adams at the Cottage St. Studios in Easthampton.

Her paintings are done with another person in mind, as a gift, something meaningful to that person. She paints a variety of subjects in acrylic. This is her first public showing and she is honored to be a part of ArtsNightOut.



In 2006, Bruce Chambers picked up his camera to capture the excitement at his daughter's sporting events. The sports photography lead into landscape, seascape and nature photographs and the hobby became a passion. Nature is his primary focus. He also shots dynamic photos of local musicians.

Born in Holyoke, in the shadow of Mt Tom, surrounded by the forest and mountain, his love of nature was born. He captures everyday, seemingly ordinary moments that are all around us making them extraordinary! He snaps many photos around Ashley Reservoir where you can admire a sunset year round.

His goal in photography is to draw you in, spark your imagination, and tell you a story. He is very pleased to be a part of this exhibit.

November 2016 - Stephen Petegorsky 

Photographs from the Meadows, Northampton, Massachusetts.


The Meadows is a vast tract of land close to Northampton’s downtown, bordered by the Connecticut River.  Mostly agricultural, the fields, dirt roads, woods and ponds lie just north of the small mountains we know as the Holyoke Range.

For many years I have walked, driven, or bicycled through this land - often very early in the morning - to explore, to walk my dog, to think, to photograph.  The views from and within the Meadows change with the seasons.

I have been drawn to the magic of particular moments in the Meadows.  It is, ultimately, a landscape whose rhythms, textures, uses, and appeal are both unique and yet also typical of New England.

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Old Courthouse Gallery
99 Main Street, Northampton

Open to the public: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, M-F

Old CourthouseEnter through courthouse security at 15 Gothic Street. (Pocket knives and cameras are not allowed.)
Most artists will be also participating in the city-wide gallery open house, ArtsNightOut, sponsored by the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce. These open houses are usually from 5 to 8 pm on the second Friday of the month. Occasionally, the open house is scheduled for a different night to avoid a conflict.

ATTENTION ARTISTS: The Council is currently scheduling exhibits of two dimensional artwork. To learn more about having your artwork featured in the gallery here: Art Exhibition Application and Guidelines