The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring our second annual “Show of Hands” open art show! The public is warmly invited to participate! This show is open to all forms of artistic expression EXCEPT photography. It is the counterpoint to our photography-only show in January. We would love to see watercolors, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, sculptures, pottery, mixed media, drawings, pastels, and other non-photographic forms of artwork.
August 14 to September 28, 2018
BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569
There is a TON of free parking immediately next to this building. It is fully and easily handicapped accessible.
Entering the Show
The theme is wide open. Any topic can be addressed as long as it is family-friendly and is not photography. Artwork can be any size. That being said, please contact us first if you plan on bringing anything over 20″ x 30″ in size. We need to arrange for space for those separately.
All wall-hanging items must be properly wired for hanging. Our hanging system does not work with saw-tooth or triangle hangers. If you are new to preparing artwork for shows, read our page on How to Mat and Frame a Photo. Please also check out our Show Terms and Conditions
To submit your entries use our BVAA Online Submission Form. The fee to participate is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. You can submit up to 2 pieces for that fee. The deadline to submit is August 11, 2018 at 3pm EST.
Drop Off of Works
Work must be dropped off either on Saturday, August 4th or Saturday, August 11th between 10am and 3pm. All work which is brought in will be hung (as long as it is properly wired and is family-friendly).
Note on Show Hanging Date
We are hoping to repaint the walls before this show is hung, so the show hanging date may slide a little based on that. We will update this as we get closer.
The opening reception will be Friday, September 7th, 2018 from 5-7. Invite family and friends – all are welcome!
Saturday, September 29th, 2018, from 10am to 3pm. If you aren’t able to make that, contact us for other arrangements.
Address any questions via our BVAA Contact Information
Ask with any questions! We look forward to seeing your entries!