Project Art was established by gallerist Leslie Ferrin and artist Sergei Isupov as a live-work space for the production of ceramic art. Ferrin Contemporary maintains a library, archives, and gallery to support the activities taking place in the building.
Located in a fully renovated 19th century mill building on the Westfield River in rural Cummington, Massachussetts, Project Art offers studio space, workshops, and residencies for emerging and professional contemporary artists, writers, curators, and critics. We offer support for the completion of research, artworks, and exhibitions.
Project Art is open to the public by appointment and for programmed events. Artist Salons feature resident and local artists, and visiting scholars who present their work, opening a dialog with the wider art community. Master workshops are offered to benefit artists working in clay. The public gallery hosts shows by residents and visiting artists as well as group shows. Many of these are held in connection with Ferrin Contemporary.
Who We Are
Where We Are
Located 3.5 hours from NYC and 2.5 from Boston — midway between the Berkshires and Pioneer Valley — at our renovated 8,000 square foot mill building on the bank of the Westfield River you are just as close to MASS MoCA, as Northampton, MA with nature out the window and outside the doorstep.
From New York
Several routes can be used for travel from New York City. From the West use the Taconic State Parkway, then travel to Pittsfield, MA and follow directions below. From the East and leaving the city through Conneticut, use Merritt – Wilbur Cross Parkway or interstates 95 North to 91 or 84 East to 91 to Hartford. From Hartford, travel on 91 North to Northampton, follow directions below.
Leave Pittsfield on Route 9 heading East.
Go through Dalton following Route 9.
Make a left turn to follow Route 9 as you leave Dalton.
A Cumberland Farms Gas Station will be on your left at the intersection.
Please note that if you need gas there won’t be any further opportunities after 8:00 pm.
If you don’t make the turn, you’ll be on Route 8 and going the wrong way towards Becket, not Cummington.
Stay on Route 9 until you get to Cummington- approximately 18 miles, 20 minutes.
You will pass through Windsor and West Cummington.
You’ll see a building on the right with a cow on top, The Creamery. It is the only store.
Just past the Creamery, on your left, you’ll see a sign for the center of Cummington.
Take a Left onto Main Street.
Project Art, Ferrin Contemporary is on the left, a big red Mill building at 54 Main Street, two houses past Plainfield road and the bridge over the river.
From North Adams
Take Rte 8 South to Adams
Take 116 East to Plainfield
Take a Right on South Central Street/Cummington Road, go 4 miles to end.
Take a Left on Main Street, Cummington.
Project Art at The Mill is at 54 Main Street, on your left, two houses past Plainfield road and the bridge over the river.
Take Route 9 West to Cummington for 20 miles.
When you go over the metal bridge, take the next right onto Main Street at the intersection with the fire station on the left, the elementary school on the right.
Project Art at The Mill is at 54 Main Street, on your right, less than ½ mile.
West on US90, North on 91 to Northampton, follow directions below
West on Rte 2 to Shelburne Falls, South on 112 to Goshen, West on 9 to Cummington.
Colleges + Universities
54 Main Street
Cummington, MA 01026 USA
Open to the public on occasion for programmed events otherwise, by appointment.
This workshop is offered in partnership with Saratoga Clay, in conjunction with their exhibition PLAYING WITH FIRE: Altered Atmospheres. The exhibition was curated by Mark Shapiro. The cup is perhaps the most basic vessel. Our bodies demand hydration even more than...
Join internationally acclaimed sculptor Sergei Isupov for a livestream demonstration titled THE NARRATIVE CUP. The program will include a 1.5 hour demonstration, followed by a ½ hour Question and Answers. The demonstration will cover techniques of slab construction...
Project Art launches a new virtual workshop platform as a result of a $8500 Hilltown CDC grant; hosts virtual events throughout 2021. The Hilltown CDC (Community Development Corporation) awarded Project Art a $8500 Micro-Enterprise Program grant for the development...
The Ceramic Congress 2020 was a great success. Attendance at the “live” events was spectacular, with 4,804 people from 50 countries from around the world tuning in. Sergei’s workshop, “Sculpture as Canvas“ had over 1000 viewers over the course of the two hour...
Sergei Isupov will be presenting an online workshop, "Sculpture as Canvas", at the virtual International Ceramic Congress 2020. Sergei will build and paint a figural sculpture using techniques of slab construction, underglaze painting, and glaze application. The one...
CRYSTAL MOREY | Figural Sculpture | Additive / Subtractive Processes in Porcelain | Demonstration Workshop | September 2019
Figural Sculpture Demonstration
Friday, September 20 – Sunday, September 22