Open Paint Session and Monotypes – Sat June 23 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!

Our special feature for this Saturday will be MONOTYPES. Above is a sample monotype done by Randy LeSage. He ran a printmaking workshop for us in November 2015 which was quite popular. Monotypes are a type of printmaking done from a flat surface. It uses acrylic paints, a Gelli plate, and whatever paper you wish. Bring your paints and papers or we’ll supply some if you don’t have any!

If the weather is nice out, we’ll also do an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready. We just need some sunshine!

Note that there’ll be Yoga in the Gallery from 3pm-4pm. So come for the painting and stay for the yoga!
Yoga in the Art Gallery

When:
Saturday, June 23, 2018
10am – 3pm

Where:
BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

This is 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 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!


Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class – July 2018

NOTE: This class will focus on still life. Bring what you’d like to paint and your light and Carol will see you there!

Oil paint has been the medium of choice for a wealth of famous painters. Leonardo da Vinci. Claude Monet. Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Paul Cezanne. There is just something spectacular about the beauty of oil paint which captures the eye and the imagination.

Whether you’re a raw beginner or an experienced painter, this oil painting class will take you to the next level. It’s full of personal hands-on advice and a warm, welcoming atmosphere!

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 makes these classes fun and inspiring, while supporting you to the next level of your growth!

This monthly class meets on the first Thursday of every month from 6-9 pm.

Cost:
The maximum class size will be 10 students, to ensure plenty of hands-on time for each one.
If there are only 1 or 2 students registered for a class, the class will be cancelled.
If there are 3 or 4 students, each student pays $20/hr for the class = $60 total.
If there are 5-10 students, each student pays $15/hr for the class = $45 total.

Invite your friends! Share the news! The more students which attend, the less you pay and the more fun it is to learn from each other.

When:
Thursday, July 5, 2018
6pm – 9pm

Where:
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.

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

This class is open to the public. It is open to all ages and to all levels of painting ability.

Please make sure you register beforehand so we know how many to expect. Carol will send you a supply list to get you started.

To register, email: carol@carolarnoldfineart.com

To learn more about Carol Arnold and to view her painting gallery:

http://carolarnoldfineart.com/

Follow Carol on Facebook!

Carol Arnold Fine Art on Facebook


The Art of Yoga – Yoga in the Art Gallery – 7-7-18

Yoga enhances insight and fosters calm relaxation. Art fills us with inspiration and lifts us to a higher level. The entwining of yoga and art brings your creativity and energy into harmony!

Talented yoga instructor and BVAA member Christine Beauchaine hosts a weekly yoga class at the BVAA Uxbridge Gallery at 5 South Main Street. The classes are held Saturdays from 3-4pm. The gallery is open for painting and relaxation from 10am to 3pm on Saturdays, so feel free to come early for the art and then stay for the yoga!

Date: July 7, 2018 3-4pm
Location: 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA

All levels of yoga enthusiasts are welcome to join us. If you’ve never tried yoga before, definitely come out! Christine will start from the very beginning and get you moving with compassion and patience. We all have different strengths and weaknesses. Whatever your starting point, she will help you along your path.

Christine has been a certified yoga teacher since July 2012. She is fully certified in first aid and CPR. She’s also a talented artist and the author of several books!

The yoga classes are only $10 each. 10% of that payment goes to the gallery to support its activities.

Please contact Christine at edalynne@hotmail.com for more information, to ask any questions, and to reserve your spot! We hope to see you there!

For more information about Christine Beauchaine and the Joyful Blessings Yoga visit:
Joyful Blessings Yoga on Facebook


The Art of Yoga – Yoga in the Art Gallery – 6-30-18

Yoga enhances insight and fosters calm relaxation. Art fills us with inspiration and lifts us to a higher level. The entwining of yoga and art brings your creativity and energy into harmony!

Talented yoga instructor and BVAA member Christine Beauchaine hosts a weekly yoga class at the BVAA Uxbridge Gallery at 5 South Main Street. The classes are held Saturdays from 3-4pm. The gallery is open for painting and relaxation from 10am to 3pm on Saturdays, so feel free to come early for the art and then stay for the yoga!

Date: June 30, 2018 3-4pm
Location: 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA

All levels of yoga enthusiasts are welcome to join us. If you’ve never tried yoga before, definitely come out! Christine will start from the very beginning and get you moving with compassion and patience. We all have different strengths and weaknesses. Whatever your starting point, she will help you along your path.

Christine has been a certified yoga teacher since July 2012. She is fully certified in first aid and CPR. She’s also a talented artist and the author of several books!

The yoga classes are only $10 each. 10% of that payment goes to the gallery to support its activities.

Please contact Christine at edalynne@hotmail.com for more information, to ask any questions, and to reserve your spot! We hope to see you there!

For more information about Christine Beauchaine and the Joyful Blessings Yoga visit:
Joyful Blessings Yoga on Facebook


The Art of Yoga – Yoga in the Art Gallery – 6-23-18

Yoga enhances insight and fosters calm relaxation. Art fills us with inspiration and lifts us to a higher level. The entwining of yoga and art brings your creativity and energy into harmony!

Talented yoga instructor and BVAA member Christine Beauchaine hosts a weekly yoga class at the BVAA Uxbridge Gallery at 5 South Main Street. The classes are held Saturdays from 3-4pm. The gallery is open for painting and relaxation from 10am to 3pm on Saturdays, so feel free to come early for the art and then stay for the yoga!

Date: June 23, 2018 3-4pm
Location: 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA

All levels of yoga enthusiasts are welcome to join us. If you’ve never tried yoga before, definitely come out! Christine will start from the very beginning and get you moving with compassion and patience. We all have different strengths and weaknesses. Whatever your starting point, she will help you along your path.

Christine has been a certified yoga teacher since July 2012. She is fully certified in first aid and CPR. She’s also a talented artist and the author of several books!

The yoga classes are only $10 each. 10% of that payment goes to the gallery to support its activities.

Please contact Christine at edalynne@hotmail.com for more information, to ask any questions, and to reserve your spot! We hope to see you there!

For more information about Christine Beauchaine and the Joyful Blessings Yoga visit:
Joyful Blessings Yoga on Facebook


June 2018 Monthly Meeting – Boosting Creativity

Our June 2018 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19th from 6:30-9pm at the Uxbridge Community Gallery, 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA.

This meeting and workshop is free and open to the public. No experience is necessary. The fun of our workshops is that we all try new things we’ve never done before.

The topic of this hands-on workshop is:

Topic: Boosting Creativity
Moderator: Lisa Shea

Our meetings cover BVAA organization business from 6:30-7:00pm and then go into the workshop part of the evening.

The workshop will involve Carol Frieswick’s book and card set “The Artist’s Muse – Unlock the Door to Your Creativity”. There are bunches of cards with all sorts of challenges and prompts to get you thinking out of the box with your art. We’ll have watercolors, acrylics, pastels, paper, and brushes on hand. If you have a preferred medium feel free to bring along your own paints, pastels, pencils, or camera. We will tackle the creative challenges with whatever we like to work with. Or, heck, if you normally work in one media, try changing over to another to see how it goes!

Ask with any questions!

Our meetings are supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


Open Paint Session – Sat June 16 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!

If the weather is nice out, we’ll also do an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready. We just need some sunshine!

This is the final drop-off date for the For the Birds Art Show

Note that there’ll be Yoga in the Gallery from 3pm-4pm. So come for the painting and stay for the yoga!
Yoga in the Art Gallery

When:
Saturday, June 16, 2018
10am – 3pm

Where:
BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

This is 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 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!


2018 Alternatives Community Tapestry Art Show

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is proud to be a part of the 2018 Alternatives Community Tapestry Art Show! The public is warmly invited to participate! This show is open to all forms of artistic expression. We would love to see watercolors, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, sculptures, pottery, mixed media, drawings, pastels, photography, cyanotypes, and other forms of art.

When:
November 17th to December 1st, 2018

Where:
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.

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

Entering the Show
The theme is wide open. Any topic can be addressed as long as it is family-friendly. 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

Submissions
To submit your entries use our BVAA Online Submission Form. This show is free to participate in. Each artist may submit up to two items. The deadline to submit is November 10th, 2018 at 3pm EST.

Drop Off of Works
Work must be dropped off either on Saturday, November 3rd or Saturday, November 10th between 10am and 3pm. All work which is brought in will be hung (as long as it is properly wired and is family-friendly).

Opening Reception
The opening reception will be Saturday, December 1st, 2018 from 5-7. Invite family and friends – all are welcome!

Pick Up
Saturday, December 8th, 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!


BVAA 2018 Fall Show

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring our annual members-only Fall Show! This show is open to all forms of artwork on any theme. It will be judged for cash prizes.

When:
October 12th to November 17th, 2018

Where:
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.

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

Entering the Show
The theme is wide open. Any topic can be addressed as long as it is family-friendly. 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

Submissions
To submit your entries use our BVAA Online Submission Form. The fee to participate is $8/piece for members. You can submit up to 3 pieces. As this is a judged show, you cannot enter anything which has been entered into a previous BVAA judged show. The deadline to submit is October 6, 2018 at 3pm EST.

Drop Off of Works
Work must be dropped off either on Saturday, September 29th or Saturday, October 6th between 10am and 3pm. All work which is brought in will be hung (as long as it is properly wired and is family-friendly).

Opening Reception
The opening reception will be Friday, October 12th, 2018 from 5-7. Invite family and friends – all are welcome!

Pick Up
Saturday, November 3rd, 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!


2nd Annual Show of Hands Open Art Show

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.

When:
September 7 to September 28, 2018

Where:
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.

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

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

Submissions
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).

Opening Reception
The opening reception will be Friday, September 7th, 2018 from 5-7. Invite family and friends – all are welcome!

Pick Up
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!