31st Annual Children’s Illustration Celebration
November 2020-January 2021

R. Michelson Galleries invites you to celebrate Children’s Illustration with us, beginning November 18th. While we not be joining together for our usual author/illustrator reception “in person” opening, this year, we look forward to celebrating both online, and with masked and distanced gallery visits!

View new works on our illustration page.




















Marc Brown | Speak Truth to Power, Endpages | 6.5×11.5 in | Mixed media


Neil Waldman
Where I Live: New Watercolors
October 15-31, 2020

Living in the COVID era has affected everyone.  For Neil Waldman, it gave him a burst of energy and a drive to find a place to feel peaceful.  Throughout the last several months he has striven to depict his inner locale, a place brimming with a pregnant calm, teeming with life and hope.   See the new watercolors on our web site and in person at the gallery through the month of October.


View the exhibit here.

Shimmering Forest | Watercolor | 20.25 x 12.75 inches

Robert Masla
Gratitude: The Unrecognized Essential Worker Series
October 2020

Earlier this year, Robert Masla was hard at work on his upcoming exhibit, Catching the Light: Then and here- Here and Now, scheduled for October 2020. Then came COVID-19 and his attention shifted. This new collection of paintings depict the various unheralded but much needed essential workers that have come into the spotlight during the COVID era. Included in this group is the burgoening protest movement, essential now more than ever.

This exhibit will be on view in the gallery through the month of October.  Masks and appropriate social distancing is required.

Mr. Masla will be at the gallery Friday, October 2, from 3pm to 8pm and Saturday October 3rd, from 1pm to 8pm

View the Exhibit Here.

Immigrant Farm Workers I | 30 x 40 inches | Oil on Canvas

Forests, Farms, and Riverways:
50 Years of Kestrel Land Trust
Sept 10-Oct 31, 2020
Virtual Exhibit

Fifty years ago, a small group of Amherst residents who loved the town’s many natural spaces saw the local forests and farms being lost to a wave of rapid development. These passionate conservationists created The Kestrel Trust in December 1970 to support the Town’s efforts to protect its vital farms, forests, and riverways.

Over the past 50 years, thousands of dedicated volunteers and supporters have continued this work to save land for people and for wildlife throughout the Pioneer Valley. Caring for this special place we all call “home” has always been at the heart of what Kestrel Land Trust does: And, it will continue to be our mission for the next 50 years and beyond.

From the Mount Holyoke & Mount Tom Ranges, to the rich Valley farmlands, and the hilltown forests, support from people like you has enabled Kestrel to conserve more than 28,000 acres. We believe in connecting people to the land through the arts, history, and culture to ensure future generations care about the special places that make this region a great place to live.

For generations, artists have played a critical role in inspiring people to care about the future of our land with their artwork. The works in this exhibit celebrate this connection and our shared love of the land. Kestrel is grateful to the artists and R. Michelson Galleries for supporting our continued efforts to conserve the Pioneer Valley with proceeds from this exhibit. – Kari Blood, Kestrel Land Trust

View the exhibit here

Robert Brooks, View of Northampton from Mt. Holyoke. Oil on canvas 30×40 in

Mo Willems | You Are a Gift / Fancy Hotel Magazines | March 2020

Mo Willems’ 4th Annual Benefit Exhibit.  A portion of the proceeds from this exhibit will benefit the Shelter Sunday Coalition which provides essential services to those who are homeless and families in the Hampshire County Community

March 1 to March 29, 2020.


The struggles of the last year, it’s unkindness and pettiness, can obscure an important fact: living a generous life is a gift. I am reminded how lucky I am to be surrounded by good people. And you are one of them.


Having spent a great deal of time in hotels this past year, I am acutely aware of the joys and comforts in knowing where I will spend the night. Consequently, proceeds to this 4th annual benefit exhibit will be donated to the Shelter Sunday Coalition.

View the exhibit here.

You Are a Gift, Marker, 6.75 x 4.5 in

Leonard Baskin, Sculptor:
A Retrospective
September-October 2019

Gallery talk Friday, September 13, 2019 6-8pm in conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out.  Richard Michelson  and Hosea Baskin discuss Leonard Baskin’s sculpture and his career.  Talk begins at 7pm.


See the exhibit here

Idolatry, 24×14.5×14 in. wood, 1971-1972

Rebecca Leveille | Hugs & Kisses and the Room of Lies | June 1 – July 31, 2019

June 1 – July 31, 2019
Opening reception: June 14, 2019, 6-8pm
In conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out

Rebecca Leveille’s new works examine the concept of the “narrative envelope” as it relates to both communal myths and to personal experience. Her small works and large painted environments (paintings in the round) delve into the the subjectivity of both escapism and determinations of objective reality. Employing a vast array of the visual tools of narrative, figuration, and abstraction, she asks the viewer to at once surrender to and be critical of her provocations.

See the upcoming show here.

The Willing Suspension of Disbelief | April 26 – May 26, 2019

Now extended to May 26th!

April 26 – May 26, 2019
Opening reception: May 10, 2019, 6-8pm
In conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out


R. Michelson Galleries is pleased to present Linda Post: The Willing Suspension of Disbelief. This exhibition of large-scale oil paintings, saturated with dense color, reflects on narratives which delve into memories and dreams.  Linda’s work examines the nature of womanhood, the space within relationships and the conjunction of dreaming and waking states. By exploring imaginative land and seascapes, she creates a sense of uncertainty and mystery. Please join us for the Opening reception on Friday, May 10th from 6-8 pm (in conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out). See more images of the show here.













We Didn’t Know How to Read But We Knew How To Live | April 15-May 6 2019

Literary works by Newly-Literate Grandmothers from Suncheon, South Korea
April 15-May 6, 2019
Reception: Friday April 26, 2019, 6-8pm
Speaking at the event will be Ms. Okhyeon Na, Director of the Suncheon Picture Book Library

These twenty grandmothers from Suncheon, Korea, did not learn to read and write as children because they were women, they were poor, and they were born in Korea in the early twentieth century. Through a program at the Suncheon Picture Book Library, they had the opportunity to learn much later in their lives and it has given them the ability to express their own life stories through writing and drawing. These Korean grandmothers, who went through life’s trials and tribulations, and survived the historical turmoil in South Korea, tell us their own stories in heart-warming and humorous ways. These are deeply personal stories that they can now write in their own words and pictures. These stories and pictures were compiled and published in a picture book which debuted at the Bologna Children’s Book Festival.

Read some of their stories here

Dog by Sun Jah Jung 9.5x7in crayon