Forces of Nature: Art on Tour at Mass Audubon


CATA and Mass Audubon present “Forces of Nature”, an exhibit of paintings and drawings by CATA artists with disabilities inspired by the wildlife and natural landscape of the Berkshires.

RECEPTION: Thursday, October 3 from 5-7pm (FREE)

EXHIBIT: October 3 – 31, 2019

WHERE: The historic barn at Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, MA)

RSVPs requested for the free, opening reception. Please email or call CATA at 413-528-5485 to register.


The exhibit is the culmination of a year-long collaboration between CATA and Mass Audubon, where CATA artists worked with naturalists from Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries to explore connections between art and nature. Through their collaboration, CATA artists have created a stunning collection of artwork inspired by our native wildlife and beautiful Berkshire landscape.

Click the images below for a preview of the exhibit:



The exhibit opens October 3 with a free, public reception from 5-7pm in the historic barn at the Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. RSVPs are requested for the opening reception. Please email or call CATA at 413-528-5485.

The works range widely in stylistic expression and scale of size, including botanical studies, landscapes and wildlife portraits, as well as abstract paintings and mixed-media works inspired by textures, colors, and patterns found in our local environment.

All works in the exhibit are professionally matted, framed, and available for sale, with proceeds supporting commissions for the individual artists. This exhibit is part of CATA’s “Art on Tour” program, where original works of art created by CATA artists travel throughout the year to museums, galleries, community centers, and other venues in Berkshire ​and Columbia counties.

Sponsored in part by October Mountain Financial Advisors, Frames on Wheels, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and generous supporters like you.