Sunflower Show 2017 Entries

Here are the entries for our August 2017 Sunflower Show to be held at the Booklovers’ Gourmet in Webster.

If I missed anybody, please let me know!

It looks like we have the perfect number of entries for the walls. That means each person gets to put theirs live :). If you haven’t submitted your title, medium, and price yet via the submission form, please send that in now for your piece of art. That way we know what to put on the labels.

Thank you to everyone who is participating!

Sunflower Show Full Details


Free Fun Friday – Friday July 21 2017

Here are the options for Free Fun Friday for Friday, July 21st, 2017! Let us know if you’d like to go to one!

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Tanglewood, Lenox
Boston Athenaeum
The Museum of the NCAAA, Boston
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard
American Museum of Stamps & Postal History, Weston
Lynn Museum
Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield
Sandwich Glass Museum

Here’s all the details:

Free Fun Fridays for 2017


Sutton Post Office show

The monthly new BVAA art show at the Sutton Post Office is now live! :). All the participants are Suttonian BVAA members. It’s cool what a range of styles we use!

The group from top left is Bob See, Lisa Shea, April Eaton Brown, then on the bottom row Al Weems, Janice E Boutiette, and Meagan Fedigan.

Every person has their own cool way of viewing the world!


Free Fun Friday – Friday July 14 2017

Here are the options for Free Fun Friday for Friday, July 14th, 2017! Let us know if you’d like to go to one!

Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Boston
The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill
Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, Cambridge
Larz Anderson Auto Museum, Brookline
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown
Edward Gorey House, Yarmouth Port
Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton
Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

Here’s all the details:

Free Fun Fridays for 2017


Davis Gallery Call to Artists – Nonobjective Now

From the Davis Gallery in Worcester, Massachusetts!

CALL TO ARTISTS
Nonobjective NOW
New England Artists Explore Abstraction

The Davis Art Gallery is seeking abstract artwork for our next juried exhibit: Nonojbective NOW. Various 2D and 3D media will be selected for the exhibit, including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, photography, fiber arts, and more.

The gallery will select approximately 35–45 artworks that will appear in the main exhibition space at the gallery from September 22, 2017 through January 5, 2018. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Entry Deadline: August 21, 2017

Download the application guidelines and entry form to submit your work.

About the Davis Art Gallery:
The gallery is located in the Printer’s Building at 44 Portland Street, Worcester, MA 01608. The mission of the gallery is to advocate for the awareness of art in the vibrant Worcester community, as well as promote artists and provide a venue for showing their work in the downtown Worcester Arts District.

Visit DavisArtGallery.com for more information about the gallery.


Mass Audubon 2017 Photo Contest

From the Mass Audubon group:

Picture This: Your Great Outdoors Photo Contest
2017 Photo Contest: June 1–September 30
Once again we’re seeking photos that highlight people in nature and the beauty of Massachusetts wildlife and landscapes.

We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this year! Find everything you need to know about how and what to enter. For those who have entered before, we have updated the submission guidelines along with the prizes.

The contest runs June 1 to September 30, and each month we will highlight some of the entries on our Facebook page. Until then, happy snapping!

Full details:

Mass Audubon Photo Contest


Free Fun Friday – July 7, 2017

Here are the Free Fun Friday options for July 7, 2017! Let us know which ones you’re interested in!

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston
Venford Hall Mansion, Lenox
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington
Amelia Park Children’s Museum, Westfield
Falmouth Museums on the Green, Falmouth
Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth
Children’s Museum, Easton
The Hall at Patriot Place, Foxborough

Here’s all the details:

Free Fun Friday for July 7 2017 – sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation


BVAA alumni artist Sue Dion

Works by BVAA alumni artist Sue Dion – she currently has a show at the Hanover Theater in Worcester – stop by to see her show! These are from her opening reception tonight, on June 29, 2017. The last two are from her private studio.


Art In Motion – Gallery Z Lowell – Deadline Aug 21 2017

This press release comes from the Gallery Z! Contact the gallery for more information

GALLERY Z 167 Market Street, Lowell MA 01852
Open Call Artists & Prospectus

TITLE :
“ Art in Motion” September, 6 – October, 1 2017,
Opening Reception: Saturday, September, 9 2017, 7 – 9 PM

THEME: “Motion” Mixed Media, 2D & 3D works that move or appear to; optical illusion, kinetic or motor driven, spring loaded, gear powered, steam punk and mobiles. September is a festive month in downtown Lowell with the Arts and Makers festival and Kinetic Sculpture Race, both taking place right outside our front door. As part of the Lowell down town scene Gallery Z is excited to announce this call for artists and leaving the creativity to you.
WORK REQUIREMENTS: 2 & 3 D, mixed Media, you can submit up to 3 works, 2 D works, framed or un-framed with edges finished and wired. 3 D work if special installation is required artists must install. All work submitted will be accepted with the discretion of the gallery curator. You will be notified if you need to pick up un accepted work by email.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: by August 21st 2017, please send all submissions materials to: pattydistefano@gmail.com,
• – Artist Statement
• – Up to 3 .jpg’s, 2 MB Max
• -rename files: Name,_title,_size,_medium,_year created,_ price,_
• – How did you learn of this call?

SUBMISSION FEE: Non-members $30.00 for up to 3 works. Submission fee must be received with your entry form. Gallery Z is currently accepting, Co-op and supporting membership for 2017

SALES: Gallery Z receives a 30% commission on all sales made in this exhibition. Payment for work sold will be made no later than 15 days after the close of the exhibit. We will deduct the credit card fees from your total.

CONDITIONS: Submission of all work to this exhibition must be created by the artist and not resale of or submitted for someone else. Work must be clean and dust free

INSURANCE AND LIABILITY: Gallery Z carries insurance to cover damage or loss while the art work is on our premises. Every reasonable precaution will be taken to ensure protection and careful handling of work.

DELIVERY: Please drop off your work to Gallery Z, 167 Market St., Lowell, MA, between August 28th & September 4th 2017 from 12-5 pm. If you are unable to make it in at these times, please make arrangements in advance by contacting Patty DiStefano Donahue at pattydistefano@gmail.com.

ENTRY FORM: Please completed and mail in your entry form with your fee make check payable to Gallery Z. Please use our labels and entry form attached below.

PICK UP OF EXHIBITED WORK: Unsold works can be picked up after close of show on October 1st – 4th between 12 – 5pm. if you cannot make it in at these times please arrange an alternate time in advance with pattydistefano@gmail.com