The 32nd Annual Art Festival of the Blackstone Valley Art Association was held in April 1990 at the Blackstone-Millville Regional Junior – Senior High School in Blackstone. The jurist was Lou Bonamarte.
This show featured a number of named awards rather than first / second / third. Also, I’ll note that there were NO PHOTOGRAPHS in these winners, meaning that there might have been no photographs at all in the show. The first time I’m finding any record of photography in a BVAA show is in 1992.
Arnold Banning Best of Show Award:
“Wild Flowers”, oil, Michael Graves
Alfred Demars Special Award:
“Trees”, oil, Bill Gustafson
William Boyd Special Award:
“Springtime”, oil, Inez Gornall Cloward
Bernard Corey Special Award:
“Untitled”, watercolor, Carole Rafferty
Raymond Sullivan Special Award:
“Purple Irish”, watercolor, Janice E. Moore
Doris Daniels Cox Special Award:
“Loon Sunset”, quilt, Millie Griffith
G. Arthur and Violet Small Special Award:
“Summer Field”, oil, William Heffernan
Let us know if you have any photos or notes from this event!