Featured Artist

Barstow’s is a small family owned business and we are committed to supporting other local farmers, local crafters, and local artists.  Our walls are reserved for the art of local painters, sketchers, and photographers – giving us a beautiful and unique perspective on the area that we live and love.  Visit us to enjoy lunch, soak in the rural views, and enjoy the local art of your creative neighbors!

Are you interested in becoming our Featured Artist?  Contact us!

Our current Featured Artist is photographer Walter Hamilton.

July 2 - August 15

Artist's Statement

I hope that the images I have created will inspire you to think and act accordingly when confronted by economic and environmental decisions. Should our towns and cities approve more strip malls, gas stations, used car lots, fast-food restaurants, and large-lot housing subdivisions? Or should we take care to preserve the best farmland in New England, leave mountaintops undeveloped and encourage walkable neighborhoods and commercial centers?
Artists throughout history have influenced culture and the way we approach our roles in society. I have devoted a large portion of my work to portraying the Connecticut River Valley as we find it now as a landscape worth protecting and preserving for the future. I hope the images of the farms, woods, wildlife, waterways and our towns and villages, will stand as benchmarks of our time.

Awards

– The Mona Llama (2018) Awarded Honorable Mention at Holyoke Art League Annual Exhibition May 2018
– Snowbound (2016) Awarded Honorable Mention at Holyoke Art League Annual Exhibition May 2016
– Music in the Air (2015) – Awarded Honorable Mention at Holyoke Art League Annual Exhibition October 2015

Exhibitions

– Barstow’s Longview Farm, Hadley, MA, May - June 2019
– South Hadley Public Library, South Hadley, MA, June 2017
– Agawam Public Library, Agawam, MA, May 2015
– South Hadley Town Hall, South Hadley, MA, July 2014 - Jan. 2015.
– Lattitude Restaurant, West Springfield, MA, June - Aug. 2014
– Provisions, Northampton, MA, May - June 2014
– Northampton Cooperative Bank, Amherst MA, March - April 2014
– Amherst Town Hall, Amherst MA, Dec. 2013 - Feb. 2014
– The Old Mill Inn, 87 School St., Hatfield, MA, June 2014
– Barstow’s Longview Farm, Hadley, MA, Oct. - Nov. 2012
– Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA, Dec. 2008

Website
www.walterhamiltonart.com

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