Watercolors Then and Now Art Show Reception


artwork by Carol Frieswick

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring the “Watercolors Then and Now” show to celebrate all past and present BVAA members and their watercolors. We are in our 60th year!

The opening reception will be Friday, May 11th, 2018 from 5-7.

Invite family and friends – all are welcome!

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

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

Full details about this show:

Watercolors Then and Now Art Show


Instagram for Artists Workshop – April 7 2018

Instagram is an amazingly powerful social network – and it is ALL about images. Every single post is an image with a description. This is perfect for artists. You can share the artwork you’re working on, let people know about shows you’re in, build up your fan base, and make sales.

Best of all, it’s free. Just like this workshop! Come on out for a free hands-on exploration of Instagram. All you need is a web-enabled (smartphone) cellphone or tablet. We’ll help you set up your account and get started. If you have an account, we’ll show you how to use it to its best ability.

You also get a free copy of my book on Instagram for Artists.

When:
Saturday, April 7, 2018
1pm – 3pm

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 fascinating workshop is open to the public. And it’s free!

You do need a tablet or smartphone. Instagram doesn’t work from a PC or Mac interface, unless you install a cell phone emulator onto that system. That can be a bit tricky, but it’s doable if that’s your only option.

The instructor for this workshop is:

Lisa Shea


Open Paint Session with Pet Portraits – Sat April 7 2018


Image by Betty Havens

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!

We have a special treat this Saturday. Talented BVAA member Betty Havens will be in the gallery painting on-demand pet portraits while you wait! Just bring a photo or cellphone image of your pet, and in about fifteen minutes Betty will have your custom portrait painted for you! Perfect for framing and hanging!

When:
Saturday, April 7th, 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.

Note that there’ll also be a free Instagram for Artists workshop in the afternoon. So any of you with cellphones or tablets, you can get personalized help setting up an Instagram account while you paint!

Ask with any questions – we’d love to have you join us!


Landscape Photography with Cemal Ekim

This great news tidbit comes from member Mike Zeis!

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Cemal Ekim, who was the judge for the BVAA Anything Goes exhibit in January 2013, is leading a roundtable on Landscape Photography at the next meeting of the Film Photographers Association.

I’ve been to Cemal’s roundtables covering still life photography, abstract photography, and fine art photography. These sessions start with opening remarks that cover the given topic generally as art. Then Cemal covers the emergence of the artistic form in photography, illustrated by examples from top photographers. After about 15 minutes or so of foundation, discussion begins. I find both parts of the evening to be stimulating. Cemal’s presentation helps me understand the subject and get a feel for some of the distinctions that make a difference, and the discussion provides a feel for practical application.

Date/time: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:00 (for socializing and snacks). The discussion starts at 7:30. The meeting ends at 9 pm.

Place: Rev. Larson Senior Center, 25 South Main Street , Attleboro, MA 02703.

Getting there: You can travel there on your own, or you can come along with me. I will leave Uxbridge at 6:30 pm, and can take three people with me. (Honda says my Pilot can fit two more in the seats behind the seats, but these last two have to clamber into the way-back.) We’ll meet in the parking lot by the Uxbridge gallery. Post here if you’re interested!

Mike Zeis


2018 BVAA Art-Poetry Show Reception Fri April 6

“Painting is silent poetry,
And poetry is painting that speaks.”
— Plutarch

The Blackstone Valley Art Association Art and Poetry show is a creative combination of the written word and visual images. Each artist gives a poet a work of art that the poet is inspired by. The poet gives the artist a poem which the artist brings to life. Come on out to see the works and enjoy the poetry!

Be sure to come out for our show’s public reception on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 7 to 9pm. Meet the poets, chat with the artists, and learn more about this fun process! We’ll have poetry readings and fun discussion. All ages are warmly welcomed!

Where
Millbury Barnes & Noble
The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley
70 Worcester Providence Turnpike #5
Millbury, MA 01527
508-865-2801
Millbury Barnes & Noble Website

The store is fully handicapped accessible. Our display is on the ground floor.

We look forward to seeing you there! Please share the news!

Art Poetry Pairing 2018 – full details


Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class – April 2018

IMPORTANT NOTE: WE MAY BE DOING THE CLASS BOTH WED AND THU TO ACCOMMODATE STUDENTS. Please contact Carol at carol@carolarnoldfineart.com to let her know your preference, so she can plan and coordinate this month’s class.

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 normally meets on the first Thursday of every month from 6-9 pm.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR APRIL!! Because of the opening reception for the BVAA Spectacular Spring Show being on that Thursday, we are moving Carol’s oil painting class to the WEDNESDAY just before. That is Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

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:
Wednesday, April 4, 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/

 


Open Paint and Carol Arnold Critique – April 2 2018

If you’re interested in painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect evening for you! There’s going to be music, wine, laughter, creativity, and of course painting and drawing!

When:
Monday, April 2nd, 2018
6:30pm – 9pm

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.

In addition to the open paint, we have a special treat!

Carol Arnold, a member of Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik’s Putney Painters, will provide detailed suggestions on ways in which to bring your work to the next level! She is kind, patient, and incredibly supportive. You can bring in 2-3 pieces of work in progress for a learning critique. This is open to the public! There is a $5 fee to have your works reviewed.

We have a private conference room available so you can have your in-depth discussion with Carol in private.

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 evening to paint. We’ll have wine – feel free to bring a snack to share! If you’d like to talk with Carol about your work, please come in the early 6:30pm-7:00pm range so she knows how many artists she will work with.

Here’s more details about Carol Arnold.

http://carolarnoldfineart.com/


3 Days Until 2018 Spring Spectacular Deadline

Only 3 more days to submit your titles/prices for the Spectacular Spring Show at the Amazing Things gallery!

The theme is wide open – the art can be on any topic you wish. I.e. The art doesn’t have to be about “spring” :). It can be a monochrome study of a glacier, an oil painting of a pumpkin, anything at all!

We love photography, painting, sculpture, and more! Newcomers warmly welcomed – we all grow and learn!

Spectacular Spring Show 2018

Please share the news!