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Jan all month – “Winter” show at Milford TV Station (drop-off Thu 1/5)
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Jan 13 – Anything Goes Photography Show (sub deadline 1/9)
Jan 22 – Papermaking Demo
Feb 18 – Choco l’Art Show (sub deadline 2/13)


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Anything Goes Reception Friday 13th January 2017


We had a great reception last night for our ‘Anything Goes’ photography show. I must say that the standard of the entries continues to rise each year and we had many excellent pieces in the show.

Our judge was Pamela Bhatia ( ) and she factored in 12 key criteria for selecting the winners:


  • Impact
  • Technical excellence
  • Creativity
  • Style
  • Composition
  • Presentation
  • Colour balance
  • Center of interest
  • Lighting
  • Subject matter
  • technique
  • Story telling

Pamela selected the following for awards for the show


1st Place-April Brown-Sleigh Ride

2nd Place-Joanne Zeis-Seaside Mist

3rd Place-Dale Hoopingarner-Shibumi


Honourable Mentions

Michael Backunas-Midnight Ride

Carol Dandrade-Rose Bud Macro

Carol Frieswick-All Cracked Up

Dale Hoopingarner-Blue Grotto

Al Weems-Amnesty


Congratulations to our winners and to everyone who participated. If you get a chance please call-in and see the show, it is well worth it!





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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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We meet at the Northbridge Senior Center, 20 Highland Street, Whitinsville on the third Tuesday of every month except during the summer months. We also hold regular 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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All the work of the Blackstone Valley Art Association is accomplished due to the selfless contributions of our membership who volunteer 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!


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