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 and we sponsor numerous shows, events, and workshops throughout the year. Our website here 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 Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery
Gallery Open Mon – Sat 10am to 3pm
Current Show – Great Gifts Art Show – Dec 3 to Dec 31

Sat Dec 8 – Free Open Paint and Oil Still Life Demo with Laura Cenedella! 10am – 3pm
Fri Dec 14 – Southgate Submission Deadline
Sat Dec 15 – Free Open Paint and Live Pet Portraits with Betty Havens! 10am – 3pm (Betty’s there until 2pm)
Tue Dec 18 – BVAA Holiday Party
Thu Jan 3 – Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class – 6-9pm
Thu Jan 3 – Winter Magic Dropoff at Milford TV 6-8pm
Sat Jan 12 – Anything Goes Photography Show Submission Deadline
Mon Feb 4 – Choco l’Art Show Submission Deadline

Dec all month – “Small Works” show at Milford TV Station
Dec all month – “Sharp” online show at Flickr

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Open Paint with Laura O. Cenedella – Dec 8 2018

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 an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free!

The amazing artist Laura O. Cenedella will be in the gallery from 11am to 3pm working on a still life painting. You can watch her at work and ask any questions you wish. You can paint along with the still life. Or you can paint anything else you wish! It’ll be delightful, creative, relaxing, and fun.

Oil Painting Demonstration of Glass – painting with the simplest palette. Join Laura if you want to and bring all the supplies you will need. Basic oil paint color, surface, brushes, easel, turpentine, brush cleaner, rags, trash bag, drying additives.

Here is the time-lapse video of the session!

Here is her discussion about which brushes she uses –

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

The Great Gifts Art Show is currently live! Come on out and see it!

Saturday, December 8st, 2018
10am – 3pm

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community 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 Alternatives 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.

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

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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 Alternatives 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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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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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!

Please Contact Us to learn more about our organization!