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 

August 2015: Images by Mary J. Hayes



Born in Paris, Mary was raised in New England and has been fortunate to spend time in many parts of the world. The daughter of renowned sculptor David Hayes and writer Julia Hayes, critics note that she has inherited their talent for seeing fresh, evocative images from nature.

“I became interested in photography as a child when my father set up a darkroom in our home. As time progressed I took pictures to document my hikes and adventures in areas such as Alaska, New Zealand, Ireland, and New England. As with my sculptor father and his work, I take much of my inspiration from nature. I find there is beauty in the grandest of mountains to the smallest grains of sand. I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I have enjoyed taking them.”

Mary has exhibited widely and her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times.


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