Friday, June 30, 2017

Solo Show at Oxbow!

Odyssey
New Paintings by
Joanne Holtje

June 29-
July 30

The Oxbow Gallery
Northampton, MA


Reception: July 14, 5-8 p.m.

I have filled the front gallery at Oxbow with vivid paintings which were inspired by Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey.

Don’t worry if you are not familiar with the story! 
The paintings stand on their own. 
If you are curious about which scene or character I was used for each painting, there are brief notes accompanying them.  
There will not be a quiz!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

See you soon!

Thanks to everyone who came out to see our group show at the Sprinkler Factory!
We all had such a great time from opening till closing.
It all came down last Sunday night.

Now I am just weeks away from installing my solo show at Oxbow.  
I will keep you posted on my progress.
There will be a reception on July 14, if you want to mark the date now!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Continuum Continues

The Unexpected Form of my Grief
2017
oil on unstretched canvas
74x63

This weekend, June 3rd & 4th, is the last chance to see
Continuum:  5 years on at the Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA.

New Work from Christine Croteau, Joanne Holtje, Ted Lilley,
Philip Marshall, Lynn Simmons, and Mark Spencer

The gallery will be open from 1-4 p.m. both days.

On Sunday, starting at 2 p.m. we will have a public discussion about our work.  Refreshments will be served!

Sprinkler Factory Gallery West
38 Harlow St.
Worcester, MA

Sunday, May 14, 2017

A Wonderful Opening Reception

Thanks to everyone who came out to make this a great celebration!

Sprinkler Factory Gallery, West
38 Harlow St., Worcester, MA

Gallery Hours:  Saturdays & Sundays 1-4 pm
Show closes June 4th






Thursday, May 11, 2017

Installation Underway!


I was going to have some nifty shots of our installation process, but, alas, my battery was DOA.

You are just going to have to take my word for it that things are shaping up magnificently at the Sprinkler Factory Gallery West.

Please join us for our reception this Saturday evening!

Sprinkler Factory
38 Harlow Street
Worcester, MA

Reception, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 6-9 p.m.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Sprinkler Factory: Here we come!


Gearing up to install this show!  I am super excited because I adore this space and love these artists.  It is always an exciting day when we all show up, nerves tingling, with our current works, ready to make magic happen.
I will be showing (have I mentioned this already?) my two largest paintings, ever.
May the gods of all things level and square be with me (not my natural forte) as I attempt to hang a nine panel painting.

Please come join us for our opening celebration on Saturday, May 13, 2017 6-9 p.m.
38 Harlow Street
Worcester, Ma  
(artsier than you think!)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Busy, busy, busy!

Detail from new work

I am busy working towards two upcoming shows.

In May I will be joining five dear friends who have all worked and exhibited together over the past five years in Worcester.

This is always a very stimulating group for me to be involved with as my fellow artists do such amazing work with sculpture, printmaking, installation, video, and even occasionally paint!

Our newest production, Continuum:  Five Years On, will open at the Sprinkler Factory, West Gallery on May 13th 2017.

The image above is a section of a large piece (74x63), oil on un-stretched canvas that I will include in  this show.

More news to come.  Check back for updates!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Public Discussion and Poetry at the Anchor House

I want to thanks the brave folks. new friends and old, who braved the cold and snow to come to my opening last Friday.


It was great to be able to talk with everyone and hear their thoughts on this project.



Next Saturday, February 18th from 4-6 p.m. we will host a public discussion on this series, I will read some passages from the found journal, and several Anchor House poets will share their words as well.

Now, if only the gods of weather will cooperate!

Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA
Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 1-6 p.m.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Found Journal Series at the Anchor House

Show is up and looks great in the space.



Gallery Director, Michael Tillyer, persuaded me to have the found journal pages on display along with the art.  I have always been protective of them, so I initially felt uncomfortable, but now I see how powerful it is to include them.

Please come join us at the opening on Friday night Northampton’s Arts Night Out
February 10 5:30 - 8:30p.m.
518 Pleasant St., Northampton
gallery hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 1-6p.m.



Saturday, January 14, 2017


This series of paintings that I completed in 2013 will be on exhibit at the Anchor House of Artists, Northampton, Massachusetts.

The Anchor House is an amazing place where visual art, performance and social outreach all come together under the guiding hand and big heart of Michael Tillyer, a gifted artist in his own right.

We will participate in Northampton's Arts Night Out on February 10th by celebrating our opening from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

On February 18th there will be a public discussion on the making and source of this work as well as poetry from four Anchor House poets.  4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Find the Anchor House at 518 Pleasant St., Northampton in a nondescript building next the the Shell Station.