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My paintings and prints explore the interactions of the built and natural environment and result from close observations of light, value, color and form. I seek to create imagery which envelops the viewer. I peer into, behind, around and through changing scenarios by bending spaces in order to reveal their dynamic interior life. By utilizing multiple and curvilinear perspectives, I attempt to “take it all in” as if I were floating through space to capture the dynamics of time, change, motion and meaning.
My process involves working en plein air, surrounded and enveloped by the environment. Working on location enables me to respond to direct visual stimuli and experience the sensations of nature. I also work in the studio in order to re-create, remember and capture the essence of my on-site experiences. This process involves re-thinking and responding to my plein air work; combining and creating observed and imagined images in the form of paintings, mono-prints, etchings and lithographs.
What fascinates me about the dynamic interactions of the built and natural environment are the narratives these relationships suggest about the people who envision, construct, occupy, adapt and re-create forms and spaces over time. The juxtaposition of architectural and natural forms, in their current state of life and decay, visually indicate stories about the forces of time, history, purpose and meaning. By painting cityscapes and landscapes from various vantage points, I want my work to challenge viewers to perceive the built environment as a natural manifestation of our ideas about home and shelter. Far from being opposites, the built and natural environments are part of a continuum of life in which a skyscraper is no less a part of nature than the cocoon created by a moth.
Our mission is to provide dedication to our clients and help them lead dignified, independent lifestyles in the comfort and safety of their own homes.
At Home TLC, Inc. provides all inclusive services that range from companionship to end-of-life care.
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We buy, sell and trade used and new vinyl records, compact discs, cassettes, and other music merchandise and equipment. Come check out our brick and mortar location, or browse our collections online in our Discogs profile (user name "tooner")
At Berkshire Kettlebells we train to become resilient. Our training philosophy emphasizes movement quality and a functional approach to strength building. Using the right tools in the right way we adapt our bodies to their original purpose...moving well.
My work encompasses several modes of expression that share a common visual language despite differences in materials and construction. Linear elements in the two-dimensional work translate into tactile fibrous forms in sculptures and environmental installations, which in turn influence the woven and drawn imagery.
Curvilinear shapes and ambiguous shadows in some weavings appear to reference hemp fibers, reed, slender shavings of wood, human hair, or other elements particular to living things. But in other works, similarly cursive lines represent glistening coils of transparent oxygen tubing. Their shapes echo those of natural forms but are rooted in a deeper, subtler relationship to nature. Pointing to the transience of life, these abstract images of a human lifeline evoke a sense of stillness, an acute awareness of the present moment suspended in that tiny instant between breaths; between life and its cessation; or between ordinary reality and a fleeting memory or impression.
I “paint” with threads and other fibrous materials, not pigment on a brush. On the loom, the “canvas” is constructed simultaneously with the image embedded in it. The weavings require detailed planning and meticulous attention to technical parameters in order to render an image—whether it is woven entirely by hand or developed pixel by pixel for fabrication on a computerized loom. In contrast, my approach to sculpture consists of manipulating materials instinctively and without specialized tools or technology. These complementary studio practices result in a rich cross-fertilization of visual content flowing back and forth between the weavings and the three-dimensional work.
Berkshire Photovoltaic Services has over 30 years of experience in turn-key solar projects- commercial, institutional and residential!
Berkshire Photovoltaic Services Inc.(BPVS) has completed many “firsts” in the area and the nation. We helped establish best practices in PV design. In recent years we are often called on to correct or retrofit systems orphaned by the original installer. Manufacturers whose products under warranty need service call us too because they’ve lost confidence in the original installer. See our Solar Power page to see the variety of solar designs and expertise we offer !
Buckleberry Foods dives off the deep end into sinfully delicious Buckleberry Truffles!
Each product is handmade using natural ingredients and loving care to create an indulgence in its purest form.
All our products are vegan, gluten free and GMO free.
Buckleberry Foods is a wink and a nod to the magic in all of us!
I'm Candace and I like to keep it real.
Life is hard. Work is hard. Maintaining healthy relationships is hard. Raising kids is hard. Know what makes it easier? Talking about it. Talking works.
I've worked tons of different jobs in several different industries and know what they all have in common? Burned out employees--including myself. Seeing burned out staff (and being one of those burned out staff) engage in power struggles with their clients and their inability to see how it is a lose/lose situation made me realize that we are all human and we all have our limits. How do we get back to a place of some sort of balance or healthy life?
Sometimes the heaviness of our job takes a toll on our abilities as a partner, a parent, and an employee. You probably realize how miserable you are at your job, but don't believe that you have the ability to change and feel better. I've tried to overcome these feelings by changing jobs, but that was only a temporary solution to a bigger issue. Is it possible that the job wasn't actually the problem?
Are you spending your free time looking back on your life and regretting things you didn't do by putting your job first, like the concert you missed, how you handled a situation with your child, the passive aggressive comments you made to your partner? Is it possible to come to terms with the past and move forward in a positive direction?
Yep. It's possible. I'm not saying it's all rainbows and sunshine. It might be really hard work.
If you're ready to finally have someone really, truly meet you where you're at and walk the uphill road with you to the next level, we should talk.
I'm board certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a licensed mental health counselor. I'm also a member of the American Counselors Association.
Cheeky Fishing was founded in 2009 out of the Boston, MA apartments of Scott Caras, Peter Crommett, and Ted Upton. While Caras, Crommett and Upton were grinding on the business in Boston, Max Key headed up “Cheeky West” (as we called it) in Denver, Colorado. As longtime friends and fishing buddies, the four of us founded Cheeky Fishing because we weren’t satisfied with fly fishing’s sometimes stuffy vibe, or the unimaginative, bland look and performance of the equipment.
The four of us are fishing addicts … inspired by that heart-pounding moment when a fish explodes on the surface and all hell breaks loose. We wanted a reel that performed better, looked better, and reflected our passion and intensity. So, in the waning months of 2009, we set out to create and deliver a product that would meet this need.
For us, believe it or not, it all started with the ski industry. If we weren’t on the water, we were definitely on the mountain. In fact, I think some of us still struggle with the age-old dilemma: epic powder day or epic trout day? We all loved to ski, but couldn’t help but notice how different the ski industry was from the fly fishing industry. In those days, you couldn’t get on a chair lift without seeing neon orange and green ski pants, bold ski graphics, and constantly improving technology (think twin tips, rockers, parabolic shapes, fatties, etc.). There were smaller upstart ski companies emerging everywhere with eye-catching, innovative equipment, which in turn was attracting new people to the sport and also converting traditionalists because it was better.
After a few months of brainstorming and business planning, we officially incorporated Cheeky Fishing in March, 2010. We had little money, but we had a plan, drawing on our inspiration from the ski industry, to launch a fly reel company that manufactured technically advanced fly reels utilizing colors and materials that were totally different than what the marketplace was used to (at the time, you were hard pressed to find a fly reel that wasn’t solid black, silver or gold). We wanted to make a splash with colors and designs, but even more importantly, we knew we had to create a better fly reel. In the months following, we set out to do both.
As we quickly learned, starting a business and developing an innovative product line with almost no capital is no easy task. To make it happen, we worked second jobs during the nights and weekends at fly shops and restaurants, put that money into the business, and dedicated the daylight hours to developing our products. The early development days were a blast. We spent about a third of our time staring at computer screens (mostly tweaking and testing our CAD designs in Solidworks), a third of our time actually on the machine shop floor building prototypes, and the rest on the water testing the reels. Our testing strategy was pretty simple. We tried to break the reels, and when we did, we’d adjust the design and try and break them again. Eventually, we ran out of things to fix.
It took over a year, but in May 2011 we completed our first fly reel design. It was a slow and organic process, but looking back, it was the right way to do it. We emerged from our design process with a 7-10 weight fly reel featuring a fully sealed drag, the Mojo 425, and we anodized the reel in bright yellow and blue. The reel boasted features not seen in the marketplace before. It was lighter, stronger, and had more line capacity than many of our competitors' offerings. We were using more carbon fiber drags discs, and we even incorporated a titanium casing for the sealed drag. The reels were bomb proof. We had made it. All we had to do now was put up a website, kick back, and let the orders roll in for our $690 fly reel.
As you can imagine, that’s not exactly how it went. In the beginning, sales were slower than we hoped, the product was pricey, and some people thought we were crazy for introducing something so flashy into a sport that was, to date anyway, quite traditional. Maybe they were right, but we knew the performance of our fly reel was second-to-none and we were determined to see it through. Three months later, in August, we launched our second reel in the lineup … a similarly designed 5-7 weight reel, the Ambush 375, which we anodized in bright green and gold and retailed for $640.
With two reels to market, a developing track record of performance and dependability, and a growing word-of-mouth following, Cheeky was starting to get its legs. In October of 2011, the Mojo 425 landed on the cover of the largest fly fishing magazine in the world, Fly Fisherman, under the tag "Gear for the New Year." While the Editors remarked “the bold colors and designs are a slap in the face to traditional ported reels,” they also praised Cheeky reels for their performance: “[the] drag withstood repeated dunkings and stayed smooth, even though it was cast aside and bashed on riverbank cobbles with almost every steelhead.” We were ecstatic!
As 2011 drew to a close, we had our work cut out for us. Our following grew rapidly and sales increased steadily, but we only had two fly reels to market and they both retailed for almost $700. For us, at the ripe age of 26, that was A LOT of money to spend on a fishing reel. We suspected others felt the same. Unfortunately, the solution wasn’t as simple as just lowering the price. We were trying to build a successful business, and our costs to manufacture in the USA were extraordinarily high. If we had lowered the price, the business wouldn’t have been able to operate.
After some serious soul searching, we arrived at a conclusion: we built a fly reel that none of us could even afford to buy ourselves. We needed to make a change and get back to our roots. We started Cheeky Fishing because we were trying to make fly fishing more approachable and fun for all. A $700 fly reel was not the answer.
During the summer of 2012, we made the very difficult decision to transition our manufacturing overseas. Our goal was to continue developing our line of fly reels without compromising on performance, but at a price point that was more obtainable to more anglers. Building on an already proven USA spec’d design, we drastically lowered our manufacturing costs overseas with scale and manufacturability techniques. We passed all of the savings back to the customer. By the end of 2012, we reduced our prices by over 40%. In addition, we were able to invest more in development, launching three more reels: a 2-4 weight in bright bronze and silver, a 10-12 weight in bright green and blue, and a 12-16 weight in bright blue and silver (the Strike 325, Thrash 475 and Dozer 525 respectively).
With a full lineup of competitively priced fly reels, coupled with Cheeky’s unparalleled performance and head-turning designs, we entered 2013 with a bang. Fly shops were taking notice and the phone started ringing. We began partnerships with dealers all over the country and we invested heavily in marketing and community building at events/shows to support our growing dealer base (the annual Cheeky Schoolie Tournament has become the largest fly fishing tournament in the world!). We also invested heavily in new product development. While we were starting to experience some success, we knew we had to keep innovating to stay relevant. On top of that, by designing and developing more high performance yet affordable products, we felt we could continue to make the sport more and more accessible.
And so in 2014, we launched the award winning Boost Fly Reel lineup and our sought after 550 Pliers. In 2015, we followed that up with the economical Tyro Fly Reel lineup, and in 2016, we introduced Triple Plays (one reel, two spools, and a Fishpond case, bundled at one great price). In 2017, we launched the Limitless Fly Reel lineup, which has continued to set the bar for the highest performing fly reels available today.
As we look ahead, we have much, much more in store and we are as excited as ever to continue building Cheeky Fishing and providing great products to you, our customers. In doing so, we will always stay committed to our roots, humbled in our approach, and we will always strive to share our passion for fishing, and business, as widely as we can.
We hope you’ve enjoyed Our Story. It’s been a wild ride. We did leave out a few anecdotes along the way (like determining our first prototype’s line capacity by wrapping the line around an empty keg … or … that time we flipped the tin can in the middle of an off-the-grid northern lake at dusk and almost died … or … that time we decided to class it up on a testing trip, and instead of camping, stayed at the Glades Motel in Naples—don’t stay at the Glades Motel in Naples), but in general we feel this is as accurate a description as we can give for Cheeky’s founding story. And still to this day, Caras, Crommett, Key and Upton are at the helm, and we’re as committed and dedicated as ever to continuing to push the limits of the sport we love. We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to fly reels, but we hope you’ll choose Cheeky.
Founded in 2014, Clinical Providers Staffing, P.C., (CPS) is transforming gap staffing services with its commitment to providing high-quality, friendly physicians, transparent pricing, and a focus on building relationships. CPS began with emergency medicine and now includes hospitalist, intensivist, and med/peds hospitalist services. CPS is domiciled in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and provides services to Massachusetts hospitals from Boston to the Berkshires. To deliver the same outstanding service to hospitals in the Empire State, Medical Provider Service, P.C. was incorporated in New York in 2017.
Commonwealth Financial Group, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), was established in 1857 with the commitment of providing extraordinary financial services to individuals, families, business owners, and companies. Over 150 years later, the agency’s original mission is still observed. What has changed is the continuously expanding national footprint. We look forward to the ongoing empowerment of current and future clients to take the steps towards achieving financial confidence.
Our mission is to maintain our position as a world-class provider of financial services by seeking to equip each of our clients a clear path to financial confidence, as well as a true sense of financial clarity and empowerment.
OUR CULTURE & VALUES
Commonwealth Financial Group’s culture is characterized by teamwork, trust, cooperation, and collaboration. We deploy a team-based, holistic approach to meet the needs of our clients. While striving to consistently deliver the finest level of service available, we hold ourselves accountable to the very highest level of integrity and ethical standards.
We are a small winery producing fruit, berry wines blends, grape wines, Hard Ciders and on occasion's Blueberry and Strawberry Meads. And, we can’t forget about the two different types of sangria's that we added. We now have a new tasting room where you can relax with a glass wine/sangria or a bottle of wine and enjoy the historic mill setting, with the great views of the mountain range and the river. We also can accommodate for parties. We are located in the Historic Norad Mill at 60 Roberts Dr. in North Adams MA. Enter the back of the mill, we are behind BFAIR and Cental Radio. Go past the Security Supply co. Use the entrance door where the dock is. (second floor suite 211). The mill is under construction but we are open! If you have any questions just call! 652-7505.
For the Love of Color
I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t knitting, and short of injury or ill-health, I can’t imagine ever putting my needles down. I don’t know if my need to keep my hands occupied came as a result of knitting or was what led me to it.
Dyeing has felt like a homecoming for me. As a photography student at the San Francisco Art Institute in the 80’s I spent hours in the darkroom color correcting my photographic prints. Intensifying reds, taking greens out of blue to make it true, turning a pink into purple. When I learned fiber dyeing I was amazed to see that the process is almost identical to darkroom work; changing filters and altering exposure time to get the perfect shade and saturation were not unlike the additive and subtractive process when creating my pigment percentages and solution strength for the perfect depth of shade in my yarn.
Back in 2003 I started Knitwhits, a knitting pattern and kit company. After 6 years of designing small portable projects and keeping within the strict boundaries of making cost-effective, “kit-able” designs, I was bursting at the seams to make sweaters and larger projects. I started designing using primarily self-striping yarns as it appealed to my need to still change things up a bit. Long stretches of stockinette in one color just don’t seem to hold my attention.
It became increasingly apparent that though there were some gorgeous self-striping yarns on the market, there were elements still missing. It is those missing elements that I bring to Freia Handpaint Yarns. I have developed an extensive range of gradient yarns unlike anything that existed before. I straddle the line somewhere between an indie dyer and a large yarn company, providing a unique hand dyed yarn, but with lots of hours and hard work we are able to produce the yarn at levels to supply the wholesale market, enabling us to sell to retail stores across the world. The yarn I use is soft and lofty (or smooshy as I prefer to call it). It has a wonderful rustic character to it, without the itch. In our Flux self-striping yarn the balls begin and end in the same color, making it simple to just keep knitting on a bigger project without having to dig to match colors from ball to ball (and waste yarn in the process). The Ombré yarns have gorgeous extra long gradients - that cannot be replicated in mass production - with a lush depth of color only we can bring as hand dyers. Our semi-solids give a knitter enough flexibility to combine all sorts of colors in a project in a base to match the other yarns we supply.
In the time since I took up dyeing back in the early part of 2010 to today, the company has grown dramatically. Nine months into this venture the company was primarily still just me and one hard-working intern working out of my house. From the summer of 2013 until the winter of 2017, the company was housed in a 2000 sq foot space in the heart of gritty West Oakland and home to many more employees. In the beginning of 2018 I packed my bags (and the studio) and drove across the US to set up shop in a 4000 square foot space in a revitalized textile mill in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. I wouldn't be where I am without the countless hours and commitment of my amazing staff through the years who somehow put up with my endless onslaught of enthusiasm, drive and crazy ideas.
I love what I do, I feel like a kid in a candy store. I get to play with color, I get to knit and design with yarn whose color I’ve created and dyed from scratch. Short of owning my own sheep, this is may be the next best thing! And who is Freia? Freia was my wonderful Chesapeake Bay Retriever who kept me sane the rest of the time. She and her companion Cody both passed in the early part of 2018 and Rosie, the current studio dog, has some big shoes to fill but has a lot of love and snuggles to give and is good at her job. Both Freia (the dog) and Freia (the yarn) have brought a wonder to my life that is priceless in beauty, joy and exuberance
Ellen Joffe-Halpern, painting under the signature of Joffe is an artist, teacher, and art therapist living in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She is a member of the NUarts studio group in Pittsfield, MA. She received her BFA from the University of Massachusetts and a M.Ed in expressive art therapy from Lesley College. She studied for many years with Wallace Bassford while managing the North Truro.
Knockout Designs gives brewers, architects, builders and designers the freedom to create true signature pieces that are as artistic as they are durable. We are breaking the mold in custom tap handles and hardware with the option of intricate designs and no minimum orders.
Leapfolio is a commercial collaborative publishing venture established by the executives and staff of the nonprofit company Tupelo Press, one of the most respected literary book publishers in America.
Conventional routes to publishing — often involving labyrinthine manuscript submission procedures and intermediary agents to (possibly) get noticed by a decision maker at a corporate media conglomerate — aren’t meeting the needs of all aspiring authors.
Leapfolio provides guidance, hands-on expertise, and a customized book-production process for independent authors and organizations who recognize that collaborative publication is a viable way to meet personal, professional, and creative goals in the midst of a publishing industry that’s undergoing enormous shifts and changes.
Moresi & Associates is committed to private economic development in the Berkshires and beyond! We proudly provide commercial and residential property management and real estate development services.
Moresi Real Estate Partners is a full service real estate brokerage firm located in Berkshire County Massachusetts. The firm offers extensive and unique experience to clients, both buying and selling. The principals combine over 30 years of real estate knowledge ranging from single family homes to large scale development.
Movement Matters Healing Arts is a place of nourishment. Movement is NOT just exercise. We believe movement comes from within, starting with our breath, thoughts, & how we speak to ourselves. We facilitate movement from within, so your mind, body, & spirit can heal. Everything we offer will give you the confidence to trust your body, release, and make real lasting changes to live your BEST life forward. Take a look at all we offer & step into the dance of healing and the joy of living!
"Nothing changes until something moves" Albert Einstein
Peter Egazarian, PGA, TPI
Teaching Professional - Taconic Golf Club
Owner/ Performance Coach - Northeast Golf Performance, Inc.
"This is a player centered environment guiding self discovery"
Pinewoods Potters is proud to offer functional pottery such as teapots, platters, and plates, as well as sculptural art, like orbs throughout New York. We enjoy using wood and metal, along with clay. As a result, we do a variety of different items, such as pottery, masks, and clocks. We especially enjoy a variety of pottery, including, raku firing and horse hair raku, the results of which are spontaneous, so you never know exactly what you will get. We use a lot of images of women and have an affinity for feminine experiences. No matter what we create, we give each one-of-a-kind piece the attention it needs to bring out its uniqueness. You can enjoy our artwork for a price range of $25 to $150.
In a nutshell, our family started this business over 20 years ago, by taking a risk...by combining our enthusiastic interest in "rocks" with a dedicated passion to work for ourselves...and we continue to do what we love today. Retail and wholesale, searching the world for the finest mineral treasures! We buy, sell and showcase a variety of minerals for anyone interested; from amateur to the most seasoned collectors. We exhibit for the public via trade shows & private appointment, and, of course, display & sell annually at the mecca of rock shows, in Tucson AZ.
Skin Envy is a full service aesthetic salon located in the historic Norad Mill in the beautiful Berkshires. Skin Envy specializes in anti-aging treatments, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, facials, waxing and sunless tanning. All services are provided by Tiffany Ingalls RN, Licensed Aesthetician.
Services are offered in a private setting by appointment only.
The Spin-Off Yarn Shop has an extensive and beautiful selection of yarn for every budget. The shop carries Malabrigo, Juniper Moon Farm, Ella Rae, Rowan, DanDoh, Urth, Freia, Toft, Frabjous, and many others, along with locally produced and hand-dyed yarns.
We have patterns and books to provide inspiration for your next project. Knitting needles, crochet hooks, gifts, and must-have haberdashery are available. For those finishing touches, we have thousands of beautiful buttons, making our unique button selection the best in the area.
At Studio North Dance Arts, we believe that dance is for everyone - whether just beginning as a preschooler, continuing as a teen, or returning as an adult (or trying something new as a teen or adult!). Our classes are designed to encourage discipline and creativity in all of our students while teaching the technical concepts of the art of dance. Dance class is beneficial for every age group - teaching young students how to be in a class room and follow direction, helping all to be physically active, and developing a love of the arts.
We offer once a week classes for the recreational students who enjoy multiple interests, such as sports, theatre or musical instruments, as well as a more intensive program for the older dance student who has decided that dance is his or her passion.
Our school year runs September through May, culminating in a recital for family and friends at the end of the year. We accept new registrations through December, and sometimes later if we feel a student will be able to successful integrate into the class and have an enjoyable experience. We offer an 8 week session starting in June, as well as DANCEcamps for ages 3-12 during August for those who want to continue through the summer months.
For tax preparation in North Adams MA, you can count on Jacqueline I. Demarisco, EA at Tax Solutions Of The Berkshires, Inc. Jacqueline I. Demarisco, EA assists taxpayers and small businesses with taxes in North Adams MA and the surrounding communities. Whether you are an individual or a local business in or around North Adams MA, Jacqueline I. Demarisco, EA has years of valuable experience as an IRS registered tax preparer. Contact Jacqueline I. Demarisco, EA, tax filing specialist in North Adams MA, for help with your taxes.
Since 2000, The Computer Bug has become a well-known Computer Repair Service in North Adams. What started out as a hobby has now become our passion and we're delighted to share it with you. We offer quality repairs at affordable prices. Our intense passion for fixing what’s broken has brought us to the forefront of the repair industry, and our impeccable results have kept us there.
We are Tunnel City Coffee, a specialty coffee company roasting and operating cafes in the northern Berkshires of Massachusetts since 1992. We get our name from the Hoosac Tunnel, which laid the foundation for businesses in the northern Berkshires, including ours. Our own story started with roasting coffee in a small home oven in Williamstown, MA, when we called ourselves Cold Spring Coffee Roasters. Since then, we've grown our number of cafes and roast all our coffee in the historic Norad Mill of North Adams, MA. Our mission remains the same, to build on the foundation of small manufacturing in the northern Berkshires and share what we love about specialty coffee with you.
Tupelo Press, Inc., which released its first five books in fall 2001, is an independent, literary press devoted to discovering and publishing works of poetry, literary fiction, and creative nonfiction by emerging and established writers. Tupelo Press is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit company.
What we look for is a blend of urgency of language, imagination, distinctiveness, and craft. What we produce and how we produce it — from design to printing to paper quality — honors the writing in books which boast the uniquely sensual look and feel of a Tupelo Press book.
Readers and writers alike have already come to recognize both the aesthetic appeal and unique literary merit of Tupelo publications. No other press in America approaches the production standards of Tupelo Press. Tupelo has quickly established itself as the new standard among independent literary presses.
Jason Varone combines video and painting with appropriated news footage and electronic data, removing any distinctions or boundaries between them. His “videopaintings” underline the impermanence and constant bombardment of transmitted information to a society that is fixated on alternately obsessing over or ignoring electronic messages.
A graduate of New York University, Varone lives and works in both The Berkshires, Massachusetts and Brooklyn, New York. His artwork has been exhibited in many venues including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, The Boston Center for the Arts, The British Film Institute, The International Center of Photography and Art in General in New York City.
Wit McKay ’78 is a freelance photographer and artist in New York City. He graduated from Williams with a double major in History and Studio Art. Wit attended graduate school at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received his MFA in 1983. There he won an Andrew Mellon Graduate Fellowship in Art and Technology. Upon graduation he left Chicago for New York.
After moving to New York, and in spite of being completely unqualified, he soon found himself employed at Sotheby’s as a large format still life photographer. This evolved into a career and “day job” to support his personal fine art work. Over the years he has worked for all of the major auction houses and many prominent art and antiques galleries, producing images for advertising, catalogues, books and sales material. In this time he has photographed the entire range of artworks from Botticelli and Michelangelo to Giacometti and Stuart Davis, from Louis XV chairs to fantastic jewelry to Louis Tiffany’s own lamp. Recently, deciding it was time for a change after 27 years in New York City, he and his wife moved back to Williamstown to pursue personal projects full time.