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

Mon Nov 4 – Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class – CANCELLED

Nov all monthSmall Works” show at Milford TV
Nov all month – “Sharp” online show at Flickr

2019 BVAA Fall Show

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Latest Blog Update

BVAA Art Instructors

The Blackstone Valley Art Association has many talented art instructors in our mix. Here is a listing of the ones we know about so far. If you’re a BVAA member who teaches art and aren’t on this list yet, contact us so we can add you in!

Carol Arnold

Talented painter Carol Arnold teaches a monthly oil painting class at the BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery! Carol is a member of Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik’s Putney Painters! All levels of painters are welcomed with open arms. The focus will be on drawing, edges, values and color. These are areas which a beginner can practice and an advanced student can hone to perfection.

Carol Arnold Class Details

Sue Dion

Sue Dion has done workshops for the BVAA in the past. Her gallery space is right down the street from us in Uxbridge. She teaches watercolors, acrylics, oils, and other media.

Sue Dion Class Details

Bonnie Frederico

Bonnie teaches classes in a variety of topics – colored pencil, pen and ink drawings, canvas paintings, mixed media, furniture painting, and more. She is based in Grafton at SellarShop.

Bonnie Frederico Class Details

Libia Goncalves

Libia has two studios – one in Milford and one in Whitinsville. Her art classes are called “DColorex”. Dcolorex brings you realistic  fine art ideas for everybody, here you will find preschoolers’ first strokes, children’s art,  teens and  adult’s  projects. Learn to see, to mix and apply color. Strengthen your skills, and amaze yourself with a masterpiece at DColorex.   

Libia Goncalves Class Details

Scott Nelson

Scott is a talented illustrator and painter. He teaches drawing classes at the Worcester Art Museum and has illustrated many area children’s books.

Scott Nelson Class Details

Michelle St. Pierre

Michelle teaches a variety of classes in drawing and painting at the Firefly Gallery in Uxbridge. It’s right around the corner from our BVAA gallery. Check out the schedule and sign up!

Michelle St. Pierre Class Details

If you’re a BVAA member who isn’t listed yet, let us know!

I’ll add a gallery of the instructors’ featured paintings here soon, once I hear from them what they want to showcase.

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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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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!

Blackstone Valley Art Association

Please Contact Us to learn more about our organization!

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