We are having a party!

Hope and Feathers has moved their Framing and Printing Services to Northampton MA
Local artist Jesse Morgan is creating a custom piece just for H&F and his work will be on display in our pop-up gallery.

The Batch ice cream truck
 
will be here serving up ice cream!
We will be offering free tours
and tons of H&F giveaways.


June 7th 5 – 8pm.

Printing with Love
Any size, any paper

Hope and Feathers has moved their framing and printing services to Northampton MA

Our printing capabilities are better than ever!

We offer:

Photo Restoration
Negative and Slide Scanning
Large Scale Printing

Our Framing Project of the Month

framing a 100-year-old silk hat
framing a 100-year-old silk hat

This shadow box uses three unique mat colors. The top mats were lifted to create depth and visual interest.

Now Open!

Hope and Feathers has moved their Framing and Printing Services to Northampton MA

We are ready to frame and print
at 238 Bridge Street!

Opening Friday, April 5th

No Appointment Necessary!

Hope and Feathers has moved their framing and printing services to Northampton MA

 Our New Hours Are:

Mon – Friday 10 AM to 6 PM
Sat 10 AM to 5 PM

Follow us on Instagram for custom framing inspiration!

See you soon!

December Newsletter

 

Our Inventory is Stocked

& Our Framers are Ready!

 

Bring us your holiday framing projects!

Framing for the holidays
now until December 23rd

 

Now on View :
A photo frame forest!

Need a thoughtful, last-minute gift? Ready-made photo frames are perfect.

Join us for the Sip & Stroll!

December 14th from 5 to 8 PM! Come in for treats, discounts & holiday specials!

Ornaments, ornaments, and more ornaments!

 

 Hand-made by local artists with love

 

Meet Me in The Forest by Dani Schmidt

Meet Me in The Forest by Dani Schmidt

“Meet Me In The Forest” is a collection that highlights my love of nature and mixed media techniques. I believe that we can find magic in the most unexpected and seemingly ordinary places- especially in the natural world. I love to capture that awe and mystical feeling in my work and I hope it inspires any viewer that comes upon it. Every work here has a story behind it, as all my art holds narratives big or small within their colors and marks. 

Dani Schmidt is a queer, neurodivergent, freelance illustrator and painter from Holyoke, Massachusetts. They graduated from UNH Manchester in 2013 with a BA in European History and also The Institute of Art and Design at New England College in 2021 with a BFA in illustration. They use both analog and digital mediums to create narrative-heavy work with organic themes and varying styles. Dani considers themselves to be a multidisciplinary visual storyteller, seeking to forge human connection through their art. In their artwork, they focus on organic life and nature as a consistent theme that is explored. They devote much time to their personal projects such as illustrations for books, comics, and pattern making. Their goal is to use their art as a function of storytelling – one of the most time honored and important traditions of humanity.

Sip ‘n Stroll 2023


Join us for the Amherst Downtown Sip N Stroll!
Receive 20% off all gifts at H+F!
(Frames are excluded from this promotion. Promotion ends 12/15/23)

We are still framing for the holidays!
Now until December 23rd!
Last-minute ideas welcome.

 


Happy Holidays!

319 MAIN STREET, AMHERST, MA 01002

MONDAY – FRIDAY 10AM – 6PM
THURSDAY 10AM – 8PM
SATURDAY 10AM – 4PM

 

Newsletter January 2024

Thank you to everyone who framed, visited & shopped in 2023!

We can’t wait to see the amazing projects you bring us in 2024!

Now on View :
A Becker’s Dozen

Prints by by Fred Becker and Jean Morrison Becker

View the show now until February 2024

We are moving! February 2024 Newsletter


Exciting news! We are moving to Bridge Street in Northampton.

In September of 2010 we opened Hope and Feathers Framing across from Emily Dickinson’s homestead in Amherst.. Hope is thing with feathers and hope is what we brought to the little frame shop that grew to offer printing services and a beautiful gallery full of art and gifts.

We have been dreaming of a new space that allows us to work more efficiently and to expand our services. We have found the perfect location at 238 Bridge St. in Northampton. The new space has big windows with lots of natural light, plenty of parking, and room to grow. And we will be adding delivery services!
We are already sprucing up the new space and plan to open in Northampton in April.
In the meantime, it will be business as usual on Main Street in Amherst. We will be taking printing and framing orders through March 9th.
Follow us on Instagram or on our website for updates on the new location.
We look forward to seeing you soon!


And don’t miss our final show in Amherst!



Dani Schmidt

Meet me in the forest

February 1st – 29th

Dani Schmidt’s first solo show featuring a beautiful collection of paintings.

We are hosting an artist reception on Feb 8th 5-7pm. Stop in and see these lovely works and enjoy our gallery space for one last reception in Amherst.

319 MAIN STREET, AMHERST, MA 01002
moving to
238 BRIDGE STREET, NORTHAMPTON MA, 01060 IN APRIL 2024

MONDAY – FRIDAY 10AM – 6PM
THURSDAY 10AM – 8PM

SATURDAY 10AM – 4PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Becker’s Dozen, Prints by Fred Becker and Jean Morrison Becker

From Carla Becker:
This show is a tribute to my parents, Jean Morrison and Fred Becker who lived and worked in Amherst from 1968 to 2004. While my mother was primarily a painter, she was one of a few women artists who worked at the Atelier 17 Print Studio in the late 1940’s.

My parents met at the Atelier 17 Printmaking studio in New York City in 1946.  Originally from Paris, Stanley William Hayter the director of Atelier 17 moved to New York when World War II broke out in Europe. It was a meeting place of artists emigrating from Europe to escape the war and American artists. It was known for its cutting edge experimentation in printmaking.

Fred was already an established printmaker having worked on the Works Progress Administration (WPA) from 1935-39 when the project was shut down. He connected with the Atelier in the early 1940’s and returned in 1945 after his stint in the army. He was considered one of the expert printers and helped print works by Miro and Tanguy.

Jean had studied painting and theatre at Sarah Lawrence College but moved to New York to pursue her dreams in the early ‘40s. She joined the American Red Cross during the war and performed theatre for the enlisted men in England. After the war, she found her way to the Atelier through artists she shared a studio with.

In 1948, Fred was offered a professorship at Washington University in St. Louis to create the Printmaking Department that continues to thrive today. My parents married in 1949. Jean taught painting in the Art School’s Night School.

            In 1968 the family moved to Amherst when Fred joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts.  He retired in 1986. Jean taught in the UMass Continuing Education Division from 1972-86. In 1972 Jean continued her education and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from UMass in 1978. She became very active in University and Amherst town activities. Always interested in women’s education, she was one of the founders of Everywoman’s Center at the University. Jean was on the Amherst Public Arts Commission and was the initial director of the Burnett Gallery in Jones Library.

Both Fred and Jean are represented by Dolan Maxwell Gallery in Philadelphia.

Their works are held in many major museums in the US and abroad.

About Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery:

Hope & Feathers offers expert custom framing to artists, art lovers, and anyone looking to preserve and display their favorite things. The staff are highly skilled designers and have been crafting one-of-a-kind frames for over three decades. They also offer in-house archival printing and photo restoration services, and feature local artists in monthly exhibits in their gallery space. 

Original Paintings by Ali Moshiri

Original Paintings by Ali Moshiri

About the Show:
Moshiri’s work is based on observations from nature, primarily landscape. His work over the past fifteen years, while still based on these observations, has veered toward abstraction, though he does not see it as such. Moshiri explains: “The ultimate result is that of the paint and the painted surface, in an attempt to capture its own nature with only minor hints or references to anything external to the painting.”

About Ali Moshiri:
Born in Iran, Ali Moshiri was educated in England and the US, returning to his native country for medical school. After his residency in Cincinnati, he worked at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge where he met his mentor, Leo Garel, who had been the artist-in-residence and a pioneer in art psychotherapy. After a period of painting on his own, he sought guidance and instruction from Garel, developing a relationship that lasted until Garel’s death in 1999. Moshiri and his family live in Amherst

 

The exhibition opens November 1st and can be viewed Monday – Friday 10-6 pm, Thursday 10-8 pm, and Saturday 10-4 pm until December 1st.

The Brookfield Trail by Karen Tunnell

 

Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery hosts “The Brookfield Trail”, Original pencil drawings by Karen Tunnel.

The exhibition opens October 4th, and can be viewed Monday – Friday 10-6 pm, Thursday 10-8 pm and Saturday 10-4 pm until October 31st.

About Karen Tunnell:

In 2021 I moved from midtown Atlanta, Georgia to South Amherst, next to a hay field at the top of the Brookfield Trail. Over the year I photographed the trail in every season, taking close-up shots and landscape views of wildflowers, vernal pools, hemlock forests, ice formations, farm machinery and old barns: all images that to my southerner’s eye seemed exotically beautiful. These colored pencil drawings grew out of those photographs and are a reflection of my love for my new place in the world.

Artist Reception Thursday, October 5th from 5 to 7 PM