Art Shows

Artist of the Month:
Margaret A. Buchte

Margaret Buchte has been painting and drawing with passion and joy for over 25 years. A self-taught artist and art instructor who draws her inspiration from the beauty of the Berkshires and beyond, Margaret strives to capture the essence of a scene under dramatic light.

Streetscapes; historic buildings; all of nature including landscapes with mountains, rivers, and lakes; and farm life are subjects that inspire her. She also loves painting portraits of both people and animals.

Her work has been shown in solo art shows, as well as in various juried shows. She teaches all media: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, and drawing in charcoal and pencil. Her images have been used by several area cultural institutions. Tanglewood used the image from her original oil painting “Finding a Good Spot” for a new poster. Margaret’s oil painting “Stopping in Lenox” was used on a cover of a book of the history of the Lenox Library during its 150th Anniversary Celebration. She also has been featured on CTSB in two televised interviews.

Margaret is currently represented by Berkshire Art Gallery (Jack Wood), 80 Railroad Street, Great Barrington. Paper products of sleeved matted prints, sleeved notecards with envelopes, and postcards, which have images of her original artwork, are sold in gift shops in Berkshire County and Connecticut.

Margaret’s work will be on display in the Lobby art gallery throughout the month of November.


Art show guidelines:

  1. Local artists are invited to submit images of their work to art curator Terry Wise at email hidden; JavaScript is required.
  2. Shows run for one calendar month.
  3. Artist is responsible for hanging and taking down artwork, with help from the art curator.
  4. If artist desires an opening reception s/he will be responsible for all related costs and set up. Receptions may be held on Tuesday or Friday evenings from 5-7:00 p.m.
  5. Library will post notice of the show on its website, Facebook, and enewsletter. All other promotion is the responsibility of the artist.
  6. Sales are to be handled by the artist. A 20 percent donation to the Stockbridge Library is expected on any sales generated by the show.
  7. Questions may be directed to art curator Terry Wise at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

For a printable set of these guidelines, please click HERE.