The Griffin Museum of Photography at Colson Gallery opens in Massachusetts

The Colson Gallery at Eastworks and The Griffin Museum at Colson Gallery recently announced their September 2016 opening. The Pioneer Valley’s newest dedicated photography gallery and a satellite location for The Griffin Museum of Photography is opening at Eastworks in Easthampton in Suite 246. The Grand Opening is September 16, 2016.

The Griffin Museum of Photography

Located in a 2nd floor converted loft space in the recently developed Eastworks complex, the gallery has an educational mission as well as bringing the best black-and-white and color photography to the region.

According to president and director Rick Colson, “In our first year, as a not-for-profit organization, we’re hoping to create a space for both known and unknown photographers to show great work and to provide an opportunity for the image makers — almost all of whom are struggling to survive — to get a greater share of gallery revenue than strictly ‘for profit’ galleries. These people are great, collectible artists and they deserve more recognition. Colson Gallery will strive to be the place where this happens, a new model for galleries.”

He adds, “We also include education as core to our mission and plan to feature group programs and individual instruction in Printing Your Own Large Image Reproductions; Photoshop; Color Management; Studio Imaging; Incorporating Writing Into Your Images; and Darkroom Toxicity, Safety and Health, among others.”

In addition to a full schedule of exhibitions, Colson Gallery, a not-for-profit art space, plans to offer programs to students and the general public.

Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Mass says, “We are delighted to welcome Colson Gallery as the Griffin Museum’s latest satellite gallery, giving us a new presence in Western Mass and The Pioneer Valley.”

Colson Gallery, Eastworks Ste 246, 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA 01027, call 844-457-858 or visit

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