Welcome to the BVAA

Welcome to the Blackstone Valley Art Association webpage! We have been supporting arts in the Blackstone Valley since 1957. Our main gallery is in Uxbridge; we sponsor numerous shows, events, and workshops throughout the year. This website provides hundreds of pages on local art shows, art events, field trips, workshops, museum visits, and much, much more. We even have a lending library. Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Gallery and Upcoming Events

BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery
Gallery Open Mon – Sat 10am to 3pm
Teen Self-Expression Show June 21 – July 26

Celebrating the Blackstone – Art on the Blackstone in July!

Sat Jul 20 – FREE Open Paint 10-3
NOTE: SUNDAY 7/21 EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO HEAT!
Mon Jul 22 – Sunflower Show JPG Submission Deadline
Thu Jul 25 – Good Ole Summertime Reception Milford TV – 6-8pm
Sat Aug 10 – Sunflower Show Reception at Booklovers Gourmet 2-4pm

July all month – “Good Ole Summertime” show at Milford TV Station
July all month – “Sharp” online show at Flickr

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Open Paint Sat 7/20/2019

If you’re interested in painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out! It’s all FREE!

We’ll do hands-on help with Instagram for anyone who brings in a smart phone or tablet!

Open Paint 10am-3pm
For the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

When:
Saturday, July 20, 2019
10am – 3pm

Where:
BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Our Saturdays at the gallery include an open paint session where all styles of art are warmly welcome. Whether you’re 12 or 102, whether you’re a new beginner or a seasoned artist, we would love to have you. It’s completely free to participate in the open paint. You can bring your own paints or we’ll have watercolors and brushes to share.

There is a TON of free parking immediately next to this building. It is fully and easily handicapped accessible.

BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

Feel free to show up for some or all of the day to paint. Some come for just the morning, some for the afternoon, and some for the entire time. There are several options on the same block to grab lunch if you’d like. We also bring in a pizza and those who want slices chip in a few dollars.

Our Saturday events are free, casual, relaxed, and fun! All levels are welcome.

Ask with any questions – we’d love to have you join us!

This Uxbridge gallery is supported in part by BVAA member dues, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by ValleyCAST. The space use is kindly donated to us by Open Sky Community Services. Open Sky uses this space for client activities during weekdays. They allow the BVAA use of the space – and its gallery walls – on evenings and weekends.

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About the BVAA

Since its inception in 1957, the Blackstone Valley Art Association has been dedicated to the advancement of the arts and preservation of the finest artistic traditions by means of exhibitions, classes, lectures, and other activities favorable to artistic expression, and to the development of friendly exchanges amongst artists and those interested in the arts.

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Meetings & Events

We meet at the BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery at 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge on the third Tuesday of every month. We also hold regular shows, workshops, and events. Please check our BVAA Calendar for more information. Board meeting venues will be announced. All meetings start at 6:30 pm unless indicated otherwise.

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Membership

We are a friendly, supportive community of all levels of experience. We have members who are just getting started and members who have established a substantial portfolio. We all learn from each other. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced artist, we’d love to have you join us! Membership Information

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Member Gallery

BVAA members are provided with an online member webpage displaying samples of their work and their artist’s statement. If you are a new member just starting out, or are an existing member looking to expand their gallery, please come to the meeting or Contact Us to get started.

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Participate!

All the work of the Blackstone Valley Art Association is accomplished due to the selfless contributions of our membership who share their time and talents. From our board to our sustaining members, we all do our part to help each other thrive. We offer a warm thank-you to our dedicated group of creative art enthusiasts!

Blackstone Valley Art Association

Please Contact Us to learn more about our organization!


Open Paint Sat 7/20/2019

If you’re interested in painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out! It’s all FREE!

We’ll do hands-on help with Instagram for anyone who brings in a smart phone or tablet!

Open Paint 10am-3pm
For the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

When:
Saturday, July 20, 2019
10am – 3pm

Where:
BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Our Saturdays at the gallery include an open paint session where all styles of art are warmly welcome. Whether you’re 12 or 102, whether you’re a new beginner or a seasoned artist, we would love to have you. It’s completely free to participate in the open paint. You can bring your own paints or we’ll have watercolors and brushes to share.

There is a TON of free parking immediately next to this building. It is fully and easily handicapped accessible.

BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

Feel free to show up for some or all of the day to paint. Some come for just the morning, some for the afternoon, and some for the entire time. There are several options on the same block to grab lunch if you’d like. We also bring in a pizza and those who want slices chip in a few dollars.

Our Saturday events are free, casual, relaxed, and fun! All levels are welcome.

Ask with any questions – we’d love to have you join us!

This Uxbridge gallery is supported in part by BVAA member dues, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by ValleyCAST. The space use is kindly donated to us by Open Sky Community Services. Open Sky uses this space for client activities during weekdays. They allow the BVAA use of the space – and its gallery walls – on evenings and weekends.


Milford TV Studio 2019-2020 Schedule

Here’s the schedule of BVAA shows at the Milford TV Studio for the 2019-2020 season!

We have a FREEEEE 2-month show schedule at the Milford TV Studio location. This location gets a fair amount of traffic as locals come and go to the various events there. Our art hangs on the walls in their hallways and rooms. Every two months we swap out with a new theme.

On the swap-out date, we all descend on the studio and hang out from 6-8pm. We take down the old art, put our new art against the walls, and have fun. We bring in our own snacks and drinks for this. It’s casual and relaxing. You can bring as many pieces as you wish on the theme. Milford TV hangs and labels our pieces for us.

On the reception date, Milford TV provides the food and drinks. By now they’ve hung and labelled all the artwork for us. We show up and enjoy the show and conversation from 6-8pm.

It’s free to participate and there’s no stress. Just bring in as many or few art items as you want, on the theme. Just label the back of each with the title, artist name, and price. You don’t have to fill out any online forms. We do have a sign-in sheet there just to keep track of what is in the gallery.

Ask with any questions! And let me know if you spot any typos on any of these pages. In general the date is always the last Thursday of the month. We only slide it to avoid major holidays like Thanksgiving. Sometimes we have to move dates due to winter storms and such – we’ll email in advance if that happens.

July 25th, 2019 – Summertime Reception
http://bvaa.org/2019/07/07/good-ole-summertime-reception-milford-tv-thu-july-25-2019/

August 29th, 2019 – Autumn Splendour Drop-off
http://bvaa.org/2019/07/07/milford-tv-art-show-sept-oct-2019-autumn-splendour/

September 26th, 2019 – Autumn Splendour Reception
http://bvaa.org/2019/07/07/autumn-splendour-reception-milford-tv-thu-sept-26-2019/

October 24th, 2019 – Small Works Drop-off
http://bvaa.org/2019/07/07/milford-tv-art-show-nov-dec-2019-small-works/

November 21st, 2019 – Small Works Reception
http://bvaa.org/2019/07/07/small-works-reception-milford-tv-thu-nov-28-2019/

January 2, 2020 – Winter Magic Drop-Off
http://bvaa.org/2019/07/16/milford-tv-art-show-jan-feb-2020-winter-magic/

January 30th, 2020 – Winter Magic Reception
http://bvaa.org/2019/07/16/winter-magic-reception-milford-tv-thu-jan-28-2020/

February 27th, 2020 – Spring Joy Drop-Off
http://bvaa.org/2019/07/17/milford-tv-art-show-mar-apr-2020-spring-joy/

March 26th, 2020 – Spring Joy Reception 
http://bvaa.org/2019/07/17/spring-joy-reception-milford-tv-thu-mar-26-2020/

April 30th, 2020 – Monochrome Drop-Off
http://bvaa.org/2019/07/17/milford-tv-art-show-may-jun-2020-monochrome/

May 28th, 2020 – Monochrome Reception
http://bvaa.org/2019/07/17/monochrome-reception-milford-tv-thu-may-28-2020/

June 25th, 2020 – Good Ole Summertime Drop-Off
http://bvaa.org/2019/07/17/milford-tv-art-show-jul-aug-2020-good-ole-summertime/

July 30th, 2020 – Good Ole Summertime Reception
http://bvaa.org/2019/07/17/good-ole-summertime-reception-milford-tv-thu-july-30-2020/

August 27th, 2020 Autumn Splendour Drop-Off
http://bvaa.org/2019/07/17/milford-tv-art-show-sep-oct-2020-autumn-splendour/

September 24th, 2020 Autum Splendour Reception
http://bvaa.org/2019/07/17/autumn-splendour-reception-milford-tv-thu-sept-24-2020/


Autumn Splendour Reception Milford TV – Thu Sept 24 2020

Come on out to enjoy the public reception for our Milford TV Station show “Autumn Splendour”!

“Autumn Splendour” celebrates the joys of the autumn months.

Public Reception
Thursday, Sept 24th, 2020
6-8pm

We will have delicious Food on hand! Tasty Wine!

Family, friends, our community, and artists are all welcome!

BVAA artists – feel free to bring along bin art, notecards, business cards, and other similar items as we meet-and-greet our visitors.

Location
Milford TV Station
138 South Main Street
Milford, MA
http://www.milfordtv.net/

Show details:
Milford TV Autumn Splendour 2020 Show


Milford TV Art Show Sep-Oct 2020 – Autumn Splendour

Amazing Autumn beauty is celebrated at the Milford TV Station!

Every two months we rotate the art show at the Milford TV Station. We arrange our drop-offs on the last Thursday of the month preceding the show. The drop-off for the upcoming September-October 2020 show on the theme of “Autumn Splendour” is Thursday, August 27th, 2020 from 6-8pm.

This date is also the take-down for the existing “Good Ole Summertime” show. If you’re not able to make it for this pickup date, please wait until after the reception to stop by and retrieve your art. That way the show is up for its full publicized period.

Drop-Off (and previous show pick-up)
Thursday, Aug 27, 2020
6-8pm
The public is warmly welcome and encouraged to attend the drop-off, to chat with the artists. Many artists hang out to chat during this period. Artists – please bring food or drink to share!

Public Reception
Thursday, Sept 24th, 2020
6-8pm
Milford TV will supply the food and wine for this one. Family, friends, and artists are all welcome! BVAA artists should feel free to bring along bin art, notecards, business cards, and other similar items as they meet-and-greet our visitors.

Location
Milford TV Station
138 South Main Street
Milford, MA
http://www.milfordtv.net/

Show Details for the Artists
The Milford TV Station employees create the labels and perform the hanging for us. There is no need to use the BVAA online submission form to indicate what you’re bringing. Simply be sure to label the back of each piece with its title, your name, contact info, and the price. This show is for BVAA members only and is free to participate in.

The Milford TV station does not take any commission on sales. Neither does the BVAA. This is an ideal sales venue, and we do see sales regularly at this venue.

Most artists bring in three to four items but if you have more which match the current theme that’s great! The items can be any size or shape – Milford has a great hanging system which can accommodate pretty much anything.

Ask with any questions! Share the news!


Good Ole Summertime Reception Milford TV – Thu July 30 2020

Come on out to enjoy the public reception for our Milford TV Station show “Good Ole Summertime”!

“ Good Ole Summertime ” celebrates the joys of the summer months.

Public Reception
Thursday, July 30th, 2020
6-8pm

We will have delicious Food on hand! Tasty Wine!

Family, friends, our community, and artists are all welcome!

BVAA artists – feel free to bring along bin art, notecards, business cards, and other similar items as we meet-and-greet our visitors.

Location
Milford TV Station
138 South Main Street
Milford, MA
http://www.milfordtv.net/

Show details:
Milford TV Good Ole Summertime 2020 Show


Milford TV Art Show Jul-Aug 2020 – Good Ole Summertime

Beautiful summertime is celebrated at the Milford TV Station!

Every two months we rotate the art show at the Milford TV Station. We arrange our drop-offs on the last Thursday of the month preceding the show. The drop-off for the upcoming July-August 2020 show on the theme of “Good Ole Summertime” is Thursday, June 25th, 2020 from 6-8pm.

This date is also the take-down for the existing “Monochrome” show. If you’re not able to make it for this pickup date, please wait until after the reception to stop by and retrieve your art. That way the show is up for its full publicized period.

Drop-Off (and previous show pick-up)
Thursday, June 25, 2020
6-8pm
The public is warmly welcome and encouraged to attend the drop-off, to chat with the artists. Many artists hang out to chat during this period. Artists – please bring food or drink to share!

Public Reception
Thursday, July 30th, 2020
6-8pm
Milford TV will supply the food and wine for this one. Family, friends, and artists are all welcome! BVAA artists should feel free to bring along bin art, notecards, business cards, and other similar items as they meet-and-greet our visitors.

Location
Milford TV Station
138 South Main Street
Milford, MA
http://www.milfordtv.net/

Show Details for the Artists
The Milford TV Station employees create the labels and perform the hanging for us. There is no need to use the BVAA online submission form to indicate what you’re bringing. Simply be sure to label the back of each piece with its title, your name, contact info, and the price. This show is for BVAA members only and is free to participate in.

The Milford TV station does not take any commission on sales. Neither does the BVAA. This is an ideal sales venue, and we do see sales regularly at this venue.

Most artists bring in three to four items but if you have more which match the current theme that’s great! The items can be any size or shape – Milford has a great hanging system which can accommodate pretty much anything.

Ask with any questions! Share the news!


Monochrome Reception Milford TV – Thu May 28 2020

Come on out to enjoy the public reception for our Milford TV Station show “Monochrome”!

“Monochrome” celebrates art in single hues.

Public Reception
Thursday, May 28th, 2020
6-8pm

We will have delicious Food on hand! Tasty Wine!

Family, friends, our community, and artists are all welcome!

BVAA artists – feel free to bring along bin art, notecards, business cards, and other similar items as we meet-and-greet our visitors.

Location
Milford TV Station
138 South Main Street
Milford, MA
http://www.milfordtv.net/

Show details:
Milford TV Monochrome 2020 Show


Milford TV Art Show May-Jun 2020 – Monochrome

Monochrome beauty is coming at the Milford TV Station! Monochrome doesn’t have to be black and white. It can be an image done in shades of pink. In lush green. The featured color you choose is up to you!

Every two months we rotate the art show at the Milford TV Station. We arrange our drop-offs on the last Thursday of the month preceding the show. The drop-off for the upcoming March-April 2020 show on the theme of “Monochrome” is Thursday, April 30th, 2020 from 6-8pm.

This date is also the take-down for the existing “Spring Joy” show. If you’re not able to make it for this pickup date, please wait until after the reception to stop by and retrieve your art. That way the show is up for its full publicized period.

Drop-Off (and previous show pick-up)
Thursday, April 30, 2020
6-8pm
The public is warmly welcome and encouraged to attend the drop-off, to chat with the artists. Many artists hang out to chat during this period. Artists – please bring food or drink to share!

Public Reception
Thursday, May 28th, 2020
6-8pm
Milford TV will supply the food and wine for this one. Family, friends, and artists are all welcome! BVAA artists should feel free to bring along bin art, notecards, business cards, and other similar items as they meet-and-greet our visitors.

Location
Milford TV Station
138 South Main Street
Milford, MA
http://www.milfordtv.net/

Show Details for the Artists
The Milford TV Station employees create the labels and perform the hanging for us. There is no need to use the BVAA online submission form to indicate what you’re bringing. Simply be sure to label the back of each piece with its title, your name, contact info, and the price. This show is for BVAA members only and is free to participate in.

The Milford TV station does not take any commission on sales. Neither does the BVAA. This is an ideal sales venue, and we do see sales regularly at this venue.

Most artists bring in three to four items but if you have more which match the current theme that’s great! The items can be any size or shape – Milford has a great hanging system which can accommodate pretty much anything.

Ask with any questions! Share the news!


Spring Joy Reception Milford TV – Thu Mar 26 2020

Come on out to enjoy the public reception for our Milford TV Station show “Spring Joy”!

“Spring Joy” celebrates the rebirth of flowers and our world.

Public Reception
Thursday, March 26th, 2020
6-8pm

We will have delicious Food on hand! Tasty Wine!

Family, friends, our community, and artists are all welcome!

BVAA artists – feel free to bring along bin art, notecards, business cards, and other similar items as we meet-and-greet our visitors.

Location
Milford TV Station
138 South Main Street
Milford, MA
http://www.milfordtv.net/

Show details:
Milford TV Spring Joy 2020 Show