Project Description


Into the Light

March 13 through May 10, 2015

Pastel of sunset by Jim Schantz

Known for his spectacular depictions of the Berkshire Hills, the Housatonic River, and other compelling outdoor scenes from farther afield, Jim Schantz finds inspiration for his paintings and pastels in nature. “It is this place, the land we inhabit that offers us our sanctuary, inspiration, and transformation. As an artist it has become ever more important that I continue to capture our natural world in this time, in this light,” says Schantz. “These paintings serve as reminders of transformative moments found with the spiritual guidance of nature. These works are moments caught in time. The landscape itself transcends time.”

Works by acclaimed artist Jim Schantz are in numerous public collections, including the Center for Spiritual Life at Emerson College; Lowe Art Museum, Syracuse University; the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Massachusetts; Nelson Museum, U.C. Davis; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University; Skidmore College; Simon’s Rock of Bard College, and University of Massachusetts. Jim has had six solo exhibitions at Pucker Gallery in Boston and a solo exhibition at Harrison Gallery in Williamstown. His work has been featured in exhibitions at the Springfield Museum of Fine Arts; the Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton; the Albany Institute of Art; and the Brooklyn Museum. He received his Master’s degree in painting at University of California, Davis and his BFA at Syracuse University. He also studied at the Hornsey School of Art, London, and at the Skowhegan School in Maine. For more information, visit