Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit Returns to the Pioneer Valley in November

Traveling photography exhibit

Hilltown Families: Traveling Photography Exhibit
Artist Reception: Friday, November 9th from 5-7pm
Northampton Arts Night Out at
River Valley Market Co-op

Returning to the Pioneer Valley after spending time in both the Berkshires and the Hilltowns earlier this year, Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit of Life & Landscape in Western Massachusetts will be showcased in the Quarry Cafe Gallery at River Valley Market Co-Op in Northampton, MA now through the end of November, 2012.  There will be a artist reception on Friday, November 9th from 5-7pm as part of Northampton Arts Night Out.

This exhibit features images of life and landscapes in Western MA by photographer and Hilltown Families’ founder, Sienna Wildfield. All images have been featured on HilltownFamilies.org over the years. The exhibit is a fundraiser for Hilltown Families with all net proceeds from the sale of images going directly to benefit the organization.

Thank you to Dave Fraser from WGBY Public Television’s Connecting Point for this feature on Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit earlier this year:

For more coverage on this exhibit, check out these interviews:


“Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit” is supported in part by grants from local Cultural Councils in Ashfield, Buckland, Chesterfield, Cummington, Westhampton and Worthington — all local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

“Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit” Featured on Connecting Point

Connecting Point Features “Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit”

Thank you to Dave Fraser from WGBY Public Television’s Connecting Point for traveling to Worthington, MA for a feature on Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit which aired on Jan 17th, 2012:

In 2011 the exhibit was on display in seven different locations through out the region.

In 2012 the show started out the year in Worthington for the first two months, will be moving the Treehouse in Pittsfield for the month of June, will be inviting local artists to join the show in Cummington in July, the Westhampton Library will host in August, and the Quarry Cafe gallery at River Valley Market Co-Op will host in November. All are great opportunities to showcase photographs from the region in community gathering spaces.

All  images in the exhibit are for sale and are a fundraiser for Hilltown Families. All net proceeds from the sale of images will benefit the organization. Contact us to inquire about hosting this fundraising exhibit for Hilltown Families in your town/venue.


“Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit” is supported in part by grants from local Cultural Councils in Ashfield, Buckland, Chesterfield, Cummington, Westhampton and Worthington — all local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Photography Exhibit Travels to Ashfield

Photography Exhibit Travels to Ashfield
Opening Reception on Sunday, Oct 2nd, from 3-5pm

There will be an opening reception today, Sunday, October 2nd from 3-5pm for “Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit” at Elmer’s Gallery in Ashfield. All are invited!

The exhibit will be on display at Elmer’s for the month of October feature images by Hilltown Families’ founder and director, Sienna Wildfield. The photos tell stories of life in the Hilltowns and illustrate the culture and values of the area. Entitled, Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit of Life and Landscape in Western MA, the show features images of life in the Hilltowns (and how it changes) throughout the seasons.

Come see images of life and landscape from around Western MA while enjoying the company of friends and neighbors. Sales of images from the exhibit benefit Hilltown Families, so bring your checkbooks!


Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit” is supported in part by grants from local Cultural Councils in Ashfield, Buckland, Chesterfield and Cummington — all local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Opening Reception for “Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit” in Williamsburg

Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit
On Display in Williamsburg in September
Opening Reception: Sat., Sept 17th from 2:30-4:30pm

The Neil Hammer Gallery of the Hawks~Hayden Community Room at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg is currently hosting a photography exhibit by Hilltown Families’ founder and director, Sienna Wildfield. The photos tell stories of life in the Hilltowns and illustrate the culture and values of the area. Entitled, “Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit of Life and Landscape in Western MA,” the show features images of life in the Hilltowns (and how it changes) throughout the seasons.

OPENING RECEPTION:

There will be an opening reception on September 17th from 2:30-4:30pm at the Meekins Library (Route 9 in Williamsburg). Come see images of life and landscape from around Western MA while enjoying the company of friends and neighbors. Refreshments offered will include pastries donated by Hilltown Families sponsor, Bread Euphoria. – Sales of images from the exhibit benefit Hilltown Families, so bring your checkbooks!


Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit” is supported in part by grants from local Cultural Councils in Ashfield, Buckland, Chesterfield and Cummington — all local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Opening Reception Tonight for “Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit”

Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit
At the Northampton Center for the Arts
in July & August 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, July 8th from 5-8pm

Opening reception: Friday, July 8th from 5-8pm.

On Friday, July 8th from 5-8pm at the Northampton Center for the ArtsHilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit opens in the center’s East Gallery, taking part in Northampton’s Arts Night Out with an opening reception.

Photographs of life and landscape in Western MA featured on HilltownFamilies.org over the years by Hilltown Families founder and photographer, Sienna Wildfield, will be on display.  In a recent interview with Ashley Kohl  of 22News Mass Appeal, Wildfield explains how the images in the exhibit aim to reflect the local culture and community values found in Western MA.

“We’re thrilled to be invited by the Northampton Center for the Arts to display the exhibit in their East Gallery this summer,” says Wildfield.  “It’s a great opportunity to showcase photographs from Northampton, including images from last year’s Chalk Art Festival, the Tuesday Market and this year’s Busker’s Ball.”

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Northampton Center for the Arts Hosts “Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit” this Summer!

Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit
At the Northampton Center for the Arts
in July & August 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, July 8th from 5-8pm

Opening reception: Friday, July 8th from 5-8pm.

On Friday, July 8th from 5-8pm at the Northampton Center for the ArtsHilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit opens in the center’s East Gallery, taking part in Northampton’s Arts Night Out with an opening reception.

Photographs of life and landscape in Western MA featured on HilltownFamilies.org over the years by Hilltown Families founder and photographer, Sienna Wildfield, will be on display.  In a recent interview with Ashley Kohl  of 22News Mass Appeal, Wildfield explains how the images in the exhibit aim to reflect the local culture and community values found in Western MA.

“We’re thrilled to be invited by the Northampton Center for the Arts to display the exhibit in their East Gallery this summer,” says Wildfield.  “It’s a great opportunity to showcase photographs from Northampton, including images from last year’s Chalk Art Festival, the Tuesday Market and this year’s Busker’s Ball.”

The images will be on display from July 8th trough August 19th, with an opening reception on July 8th from 5-8pm.  The exhibit will then move to the Meekins Library in Williamsburg, to display several new images that reflect the season and the host town.

All  images in this exhibit are for sale and are a fundraiser for Hilltown Families, a community communication network that has been helping to connect and create community in western Massachusetts for over five years. All net proceeds from the sale of images will benefit the organization.

Northampton Center for the Arts is located on the third floor of the Sullivan Square building, 17 New South St.  For information visit them at www.nohoarts.org or call 413-584-7327.


Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit” is supported in part by grants from local Cultural Councils in Ashfield, Buckland, Chesterfield and Cummington — all local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Mass Appeal Features “Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit”

Thank you to Ashley Kohl  of 22News Mass Appeal for featuring Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit on a recent episode:

22News Mass Appeal InterviewThe exhibit was recently hosted by the Trustees of Reservation’s  Bullitt Reservation and will be at the Northampton Center for the Arts in July and August.  In the fall the exhibit will be at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg, MA for the month of September, Elmer’s in Ashfield, MA for October, and then will close out the year in Nov/Dec in Shelburne Falls, MA at Mocha Maya’s.

Each exhibit is a unique showcase of images that correspond with the season and venue.

We are currently booking venues for 2012. Contact us to inquire about hosting this fundraising exhibit for Hilltown Families in your town/venue.


Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit” is supported in part by grants from local Cultural Councils in Ashfield, Buckland, Chesterfield and Cummington — all local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

WGBY Features “Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit”

Thank you to Meghan Lynn Allen from WGBY Public Television’s Connecting Point for featuring Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit on a recent episode:

The exhibit debuted in Feb/March 2011 in Florence, MA at Cup & Top Cafe.  It’s currently on display through the month of April in Haydenville, MA at Bread Euphoria.  In mid-May the show moves to the Bullitt Reservation in Ashfield, MA for four weeks and then will be at the Northampton Center for the Arts in July.  In the fall the exhibit will be at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg, MA for the month of September, Elmer’s in Ashfield, MA for October, and then will close out the year in Nov/Dec in Shelburne Falls, MA at Mocha Maya’s.

Each exhibit is a unique showcase of images that correspond with the season and venue.

Contact us to inquire about hosting this fundraising exhibit for Hilltown Families in your town/venue.


Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit” is supported in part by grants from local Cultural Councils in Ashfield, Buckland, Chesterfield and Cummington — all local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Annuals of the Arts: Hilltown Glories in Photos

Annuals of the Arts: Hilltown Glories in Photos
By Chelsea Faria, Daily Hampshire Gazette

Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, MA (February 3rd, 2011)

Sienna Wildfield, founder of The Hilltown Families online grassroots communications network, does not subscribe to the notion that if you’ve seen one Hilltown, you’ve seen them all. Far from it.

She believes each Hilltown has its own “unique culture, often reflected in their seasonal and community celebrations,” she said in a telephone interview with Briefings.

To catch a glimpse of the individuality of the Hilltowns that give the western region of the state part of its character, the Hilltown Families network is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a photo exhibit on the region. Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit opens this week in Florence. Wildfield is the curator as well as the photographer featured in the exhibit. Her work features images of Hilltown family life and the landscapes of western Massachusetts.

The exhibit will travel to five towns this year: in February and March at the Cup & Top Cafe in Florence. There will be an opening reception Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. “As the show travels throughout the region, it will showcase images relative to the season and the host town,” Wildfield said. The debut, however, will incorporate images from towns all over western Massachusetts.

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Opening Celebration for Debut of “Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit” this Saturday!

Family-Friendly Opening Celebration
Saturday, February 5th, 2011 from 5-7pm
Cup & Top Café in Florence, MA

A traveling photography exhibit featuring images of life and landscapes in western Massachusetts will kick off celebrations for the fifth anniversary of the founding of Hilltown Families, an online grassroots communication network for families. - All net proceeds from the sale of images will benefit the organization.

An opening celebration for the debut of Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit Featuring Life and Landscape in Western MA happens this Saturday, February 5th from 5-7pm at Cup and Top Café (1 North Main St.) in Florence, MA, featuring work by photographer and Hilltown Families’ founder, Sienna Wildfield.

This family-friendly event is open to all to come celebrate the 5th anniversary of Hilltown Families.  Enjoy free appetizers, h’orderves, and Cup and Top Café’s delicious soups.  There will even be birthday cake, including a gluten-free one!  Let your children entertain themselves in the café play space where there will be a screening of The Nields The Organic Farm DVD for the little ones.

All photos in the show have been featured here on Hilltown Families over the years and reflect the beauty and diversity of life in our region.  This opening celebration is an opportunity to bring the community together to celebrate while raising money for the network.  All net proceeds from the sale of images will benefit the organization.

There will also be a GIVEAWAY of 5 gift baskets from 5 local businesses at the opening reception! All of the businesses included in the giveaway have products that are used or sold at the café.  Deadline to enter to win is Friday, February 4th and you must be present to win.  Find out more about the giveaway here.

The exhibit will be on display at the café for the months of February & March.  For more info on exhibit, email us at hilltownfamilies@gmail.com or call the café at 585-0445.


Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit” is supported in part by grants from local Cultural Councils in Ashfield, Buckland, Chesterfield and Cummington — all local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Photography Exhibit Celebrates Five Years of Western MA Grassroots Network for Families

Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit Featuring Life and Landscape in Western MA

In February, the show kicks off celebrations for the 5th anniversary of Hilltown Families with its debut at Cup and Top Café in Florence. An opening reception on Saturday, February 5th from 5-7pm offers the opportunity to bring the community together to celebrate while raising money for the network.

A traveling photography exhibit featuring images of life and landscapes in western Massachusetts will kick off celebrations for the fifth anniversary of the founding of Hilltown Families, an online grassroots communication network for families. Featuring work by photographer and Hilltown Families’ founder, Sienna Wildfield, the show will travel to five different towns in 2011, showcasing images relative to the season and the host town. All images have been featured on HilltownFamilies.org over the years and the exhibit is a fundraiser for Hilltown Families, a community communication network that has been helping to connect people in western Massachusetts for over five years. All net proceeds from the sale of images will benefit the organization.

Ellen Doyle of Williamsburg said, “Hilltown Families is the most amazing resource! It’s a great way to keep in touch with the rest of our unique corner of Massachusetts. I love the way Hilltown Families promotes local writers and artists, all while fostering a sense of community.”

The show begins February 1st, 2011 in Florence, MA for two months at Cup & Top Café, with an opening reception to be held on February 5th from 5-7 p.m. Reception is free.

“The community that benefits from and supports Hilltown Families is the same community that benefits from and supports our cafe,” writes Helen Kahn, owner of Cup & Top Café. “Hilltown Families is an incredible resource for connecting, informing and strengthening our community.  We are so pleased to be able to host the debut of Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit while assisting the fund raising efforts of Hilltown Families.”

From Florence, the exhibit travels to Haydenville in April, when Bread Euphoria will be the host; to the Bullit Reservation in Ashfield for May/June; the Northampton Center for the Arts will host the show in Northampton for July; to Williamsburg in September at Meekins Library; to Elmer’s in Ashfield for five weeks in October in time for the town’s Fall Festival; and finally, to Mocha Maya’s in Shelburne Falls in November.

Wildfield, who founded Hilltown Families over five years ago as a way to connect families and strengthen community in western MA, said “Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit is an opportunity to bring the community together to celebrate our past five years while raising money for the network.  All of the photographs to be shown in this traveling exhibit will have been featured on HilltownFamilies.org and tell a visual story that is unique to our community.  These images give a glimpse into the life and culture of western MA to families visiting, moving to and living in the region.”

The network now hosts a dynamic web site, online bulletin boards, social network, listserv, a weekly radio show and podcast, and collaborations with civic and nonprofit groups, including the Hilltown CDC, Flywheel Arts Collective, Hilltown Home Gardeners Exchange, the Old Creamery Co-Op, among others.

Seth Isman, Economic Developer of the Hilltown CDC says, “Hilltown Families is a model resource for the community. When we want to know what’s happening in the hilltowns, we turn to Hilltown Families first.”


Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit” is supported in part by grants from local Cultural Councils in Ashfield, Buckland, Chesterfield and Cummington — all local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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