Minutes from Officers Meeting – Nov 9 2018

Minutes from Officers Meeting
Tuesday November 6, 2018 (election day)
Began 6:30pm at Uxbridge gallery

Present –
Lisa Shea, Bob Evans, Carol Frieswick, Dennis Smith, Pam Siderewicz

1) Review Milford TV Station Schedule
Schedule is set. Milford TV has it posted. Individual events are set up on BVAA.org site and on Facebook page. Milford has been lobbying for the separate receptions and will be paying for food and wine for them. The schedule of all “last Thursdays of the Month” (except for December) should build up attendance momentum.

Dennis suggested setting up master time-based listing of upcoming events on BVAA.org page.

Small Works – Nov-Dec 2018
Drop-off Thu Oct 25
Reception Thu Nov 29

Winter Magic – Jan-Feb 2019
drop-off Thu Jan 3
Reception Thu Jan 31

Spring Joy – Mar-Apr 2019
Drop-off Thu Feb 28
Reception Thu Mar 28

Monochrome – May-Jun 2019
Drop-Off Thu Apr 25
Reception Thu May 30

Summertime – Jul-Aug 2019
Drop-Off Thu Jun 27
Reception Thu July 25

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2) Review BVAA meeting presenter schedule
Carol F did an awesome job of arranging this back in August or so. This seems to be set and fine.

Sept. JoAnn Naugher — Alcohol Inks (had to cancel, had Carol Arnold instead)

Oct. Adria Arch — Golden Acrylic products demo and free samples (people loved this)

Nov. Carolyn Letvin — Monoprints via palm printing method

Dec. party

Jan. Panel of Photographers who have done work in a series—Bob E.-James and Mike etc.

Feb. group critique

March. Gamblin product demo and free samples

April. JoAnn Naugher — Alcohol Inks

May. election and party

Note that the Golden demo person is willing to do a 4-hour workshop for $600. We’d have to get at least 10 people to want to do it before the per-person price became even remotely reasonable.

Also look into Grafton pastel workshop.

I’ll let people know about the Cuttyhunk / Avalon opportunities in late spring.

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3) Work on Uxbridge Gallery Show Schedule
This was the meat of the meeting and took most of the hour.

FALL SHOW
October 12 to November 17 2018
Pickup – listed as Sat Nov 17. Changing to Sat Nov 10th as we want Tapestry to be live Nov 17th.

TAPESTRY SHOW
November 17 to December 1
Drop-off Sat Nov 3 and Sat Nov 10
Hanging Wed Nov 14th. Pam created a cool wreath to post next to wall sign.
Reception – Sat Dec 1 4-7pm / Uxbridge First Night
Pickup – Mon Dec 3

SMALL WORKS HOLIDAY SHOW
December 8 through December 31
Drop-off Sat Dec 1
Hanging Wed Dec 5
Reception – BVAA Party Tue Dec 18th
Pickup – Sat Jan 5 and Sat Jan 12th

ANYTHING GOES PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW – *2 pieces* (had far too many in 2018)
January 19 – February 23
Drop-Off Sat Jan 5 and Sat Jan 12
Hanging Wed Jan 16
Reception – Fri Jan 18th
Pickup – Feb 23

TEEN EXPRESSIONS SHOW MARCH – want to get flyers done soon so we can publicize this
March 2 – Mar 30
Drop-Off – Sat Feb 23
Hang – Wed Feb 27
Reception – Fri Mar 1
Pickup – Mar 30

PAMELA WHITE STUDENT SHOW
April 6 – May 11
Reception – WE ARE NOT INVOLVED – Sam handles this.
Pickup – May 11

BVAA Spring Show
* could be held off-site if interesting location is found *
The Uxbridge gallery is a good back-up plan in case we don’t.
May 18 – June 8
Reception –
Pickup – June 8

??? OPEN FOR ADVENTURES
June 15 – …..

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Non-Uxbridge-Gallery opportunities

* Milford TV – set for year

* Grafton Inn – Bob did an awesome job of setting this up for us. We get good sales here. I’m checking on open spots, John R keeps selling his owls :).

* Worcester Senior Center – reception Tue 12/18 11am-1pm. Asking Suki about Jan-Feb. (We will get Mar-Apr)

* Art-Poetry show – set – finding 3 more poets and then will do pairing. Blackstone Library in March and Millbury B&N in April.

* Sutton post office – running smoothly with rotations, 7 Sutton residents in BVAA.

* Whitinsville post office – planning, 6 Whitinsville residents in BVAA. Will ask Christine.

* Muffin House – Carol will let them know we’ll take it. 2 month rotations, 4 people, 18 pieces.

* Southgate senior center in Shrewsbury – Carol will get next available date. Floral theme. 18 pieces, 1/2 each. They professionally hang them for us. I’ll look for Carol’s photos of her show to show samples.

* Northbridge senior center – they are installing a hanging system. Carol will check when they’re done to see how we can hang there.

* Sunflower show / Webster is always popular in the late summer. We get regular sales there.

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Encourage (again) classes and workshops in gallery space
* Carol Arnold gets 1-3 a month
* Northbridge is available for weekday daytime classes

Finances are solid, with over $11,000 in our bank account. Carol F is a financial wizard.

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Meeting ended at 7:30pm.

Extra note:

I forgot about Choco l’Art. This is our annual show at the Whitinsville Library around Valentine’s Day.

Reception is Sat Feb 9, 2019
Take down end-of-day Sat Feb 16, 2019


Small Shop Saturday 2018 – Sat Nov 24

Celebrate Small Shop Saturday!

Every year, on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving, the world celebrates Small Shop Saturday. This wonderful event celebrates the local stores, artisans, authors, and other individuals which make our local areas so special. In 2018, Small Shop Saturday falls on Saturday, November 24th.

Come on out to Uxbridge to celebrate the many small shops we have in town!

Blackstone Valley Art Association Gallery
The BVAA gallery, at 5 South Main Street, will be open from 10am to 3pm! We currently are hosting our annual community Tapestry art show. There are photographs, watercolors, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, sculptures, origami, prints, cards, books, jewelry, and much, much more! All are welcome. Come on by and see what your community has created!

Our Saturdays at the gallery include 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 and brushes 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

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

If you’re a local business participating in 2018’s Small Shop Saturday, let us know – we’d love to help promote you!


Uxbridge First Night / Tapestry Community Art Show Reception

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is proud to be a part of the 2018 Alternatives / Open Sky Community Tapestry Art Show! This show is open to all forms of artistic expression, on all themes. We create a Tapestry of community expression. We showcase watercolors, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, sculptures, pottery, mixed media, drawings, pastels, photography, cyanotypes, and other forms of art.

The celebratory reception for our Tapestry Community Art Show is on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 from 4-7pm! This is part of the Uxbridge First Night town-wide celebration!

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

There will be food, music, and all sorts of fun events. Invite family and friends – all are welcome!

We’ll have Mark Seagrave – live caricature artist!!

Our Community Raffle will be drawn at 6:45pm! All raffle proceeds support the gallery and the Open Sky art workshop projects.

Featured Raffle Prize

Trek Shop in North Grafton is raffling off a coupon for a bike tuneup, worth $99! This coupon is valid through February 28, 2019. If you love your bicycle, be sure to stop by and put in your raffle tickets toward this awesome prize!
https://www.trekstop.com/

Share the news about the Tapestry Art Show! And come on out to our fun reception!


Small Works Reception Milford TV – Thu Nov 29 2018

Come on out to enjoy our Milford TV Station show “Small Works”!

“Small Works” features smaller-sized items perfect for gift giving! We’ll also have prints and notecards on hand.

Public Reception
Thursday, November 29th, 2018
6-8pm

Food! Wine!

Family, friends, and artists are all welcome!

BVAA artists – feel free to bring along bin art, notecards, business cards, and other similar items as we meet-and-greet our visitors.

Location
Milford TV Station
138 South Main Street
Milford, MA
http://www.milfordtv.net/

Show details:
Milford TV Small Works Show


Open Paint – Sat Dec 1 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, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

The Tapestry Community Art Show is currently live! Come on out and see it!

When:
Saturday, December 1st, 2018
10am – 3pm

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

Our Saturdays at the gallery include 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 and brushes 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 – December 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, December 6, 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, please make sure you 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


Open Paint – Sat Nov 17 2018 – Card Making Pendant Making Facebook

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, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

Cardmaking / Pendant Making Hands-On Workshop 10am-noon
In addition to the open paint, we will be doing a hands-on workshop from 10am to noon on making cards from your 4×6 artwork. This workshop will demonstrate a variety of ways of taking your 4×6 artwork – either an original or a print – and then turning that into a greeting card. If you want to make your own cards out of your own 4×6 artwork, which you would bring with you, there would be a charge for the supplies, based on the actual cost of the items. It ranges from 30 cents to $1 per card.

Here’s some of the supplies we’ll have on hand:

Plymouth Nature Collection frame https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JVMYF4E/
Plymouth Ivory Collection frame https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072JV261R/
Plymouth Spring Collection frame https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DEV64W/
Plymouth Summer Collection frame https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DEZ3JG/

Strathmore white emboss mount https://www.amazon.com/Strathmore-Photo-Envelopes-Embossed-Package/dp/B0025U0QSO/

Juvale Kraft Paper frame https://www.amazon.com/Juvale-50-Pack-Picture-Frames-Envelopes/dp/B0719CJ62L/

White 5×7 plain cards + envelopes https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071F3KCS2/

5.44×7.25 plastic bags https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0105Y1JFA/

I’ll also bring the items for making pendants, rings, and earrings. Here are some examples:

Here are the supplies so you can see what the costs are. You just pay base price for what you use. MAKE SURE YOU EMAIL ME YOUR ARTWORK JPG BEFOREHAND. That way I can print it for you in the right size! I need to bring the printouts in with me on Saturday – I won’t have a printer there.

Necklace:

set of 12 trays plus 12 domes –
https://www.amazon.com/Cabochon-Pendant-Circle-Assorted-Colors/dp/B01H6JRMM6/
$10.90 = $0.91 cents each

set of 50 necklace strings –
https://www.amazon.com/Konmay-Necklace-50PCS-Black-Silver/dp/B00NZ5QPNS/
$11.05 = $0.22 cents each

or

Set of 105 key chain clasps –
https://www.amazon.com/WXJ13-Swivel-Lanyard-Lobster-Keychain/dp/B01HTQ0QHE/
$9.59 = $0.09 cents each

So either $1.03 for a necklace version or $1.00 for a key chain version.

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Earrings:

set of 40 (20 pair) earrings –
https://www.amazon.com/Earring-JGFinds-Cabochon-Settings-Jewelry/dp/B071QWX1ZL/
$17.95 = $0.90 cents a pair

100 12mm rounds for the earrings –
https://www.amazon.com/CleverDelights-12mm-Round-Glass-Cabochons/dp/B00NAIEYME/
$12.88 = $0.26 cents for two

Earrings are $1.16 per pair total

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Ring (they’re out of oval, so we’ll do round)

Ring – set of 10 ring 25mm –
https://www.amazon.com/PEPPERLONELY-Antiqued-Adjustable-Cabochon-Setting/dp/B00Q2P2RKS/
$12.99 = $1.30 per ring

25mm glass dome set of 100 –
https://www.amazon.com/Acmer-Transparent-cabochons-cabochon-Non-calibrated/dp/B0753XT2Y4/
$11.99 = $0.12 per ring

Rings are $1.42 per finished ring

Note if you are making these at home that you NEED DIAMOND GLAZE which I’ll have at the gallery for free use:

https://www.amazon.com/Judikins-Diamond-Glaze-8-Ounce-GP008/dp/B000S16WQM/

All attendees get a free copy of my how-to ebook.

Facebook Hands-On Workshop 1-3pm
Facebook is incredibly powerful for artists. Bring your smartphone, tablet, or laptop and I’ll help you get set up. We have free WiFi in the gallery.


All BVAA members can get a free copy of Lisa Shea’s book on merchandising your artwork. It covers these topics and more. Just let Lisa know if you’re interested in getting your copy!

When:
Saturday, November 17rd, 2018
10am – 3pm

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

Our Saturdays at the gallery include 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 and brushes 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!


Making Movies from Books Plays and TV Shows

Making Movies from Books, Plays, and TV Shows!

David Kirkpatrick, former President of Walt Disney Studios and Paramount Pictures, talks about his experiences on Terms of Endearment, Ordinary People, Star Trek, Brady Bunch, Wayne’s World and other iconic movies.

Ask him questions about the steps involved in turning your own book or other project into a movie!

Where:
Millbury Barnes & Noble
Blackstone Valley Shoppes

When:
Sunday, November 18th
3-5pm

Support the Blackstone Valley Art Association In-store & Online by presenting a bookmark from the discussion section at this event or letting your bookseller know at time of purchase.

A percentage of your purchases will benefit the BVAA and support our FREE community programs and events!

Can’t attend this book fair at Barnes & Noble?

Visit http://BN.COM/bookfairs to support us online from 11/18-11/23/18 by entering Bookfair ID #12464020 at check out.

Please share the news!


Open Paint – Sat Nov 10 2018 – Card Making Pendant Making Instagram

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, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

Cardmaking / Pendant Making Hands-On Workshop 10am-noon
In addition to the open paint, we will be doing a hands-on workshop from 10am to noon on making cards from your 4×6 artwork. This workshop will demonstrate a variety of ways of taking your 4×6 artwork – either an original or a print – and then turning that into a greeting card. If you want to make your own cards out of your own 4×6 artwork, which you would bring with you, there would be a charge for the supplies, based on the actual cost of the items. It ranges from 30 cents to $1 per card.

Here’s some of the supplies we’ll have on hand:

Plymouth Nature Collection frame https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JVMYF4E/
Plymouth Ivory Collection frame https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072JV261R/
Plymouth Spring Collection frame https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DEV64W/
Plymouth Summer Collection frame https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DEZ3JG/

Strathmore white emboss mount https://www.amazon.com/Strathmore-Photo-Envelopes-Embossed-Package/dp/B0025U0QSO/

Juvale Kraft Paper frame https://www.amazon.com/Juvale-50-Pack-Picture-Frames-Envelopes/dp/B0719CJ62L/

White 5×7 plain cards + envelopes https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071F3KCS2/

5.44×7.25 plastic bags https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0105Y1JFA/

I’ll also bring the items for making pendants. Note that this is primarily so you can see how it works. The plan is for people to then email me JPGs of their chosen art for NEXT weekend 11/17 so I can print out your pendant art for you. That way it’s the right size to make pendants and earrings from. But by coming by today you’ll see how it all works so you can plan out your options.

Instagram Hands-On Workshop 1-3pm
Instagram is incredibly powerful for artists. Bring your smartphone or tablet – those are the devices Instagram works on – and I’ll help you get set up. We have free WiFi in the gallery.


All BVAA members can get a free copy of Lisa Shea’s book on merchandising your artwork. It covers these topics and more. Just let Lisa know if you’re interested in getting your copy!

When:
Saturday, November 10rd, 2018
10am – 3pm

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

Our Saturdays at the gallery include 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 and brushes 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!


November 2018 Monthly Meeting – Carolyn Letvin Monotypes

Oil Monotypes, or
How a Painter Can Become a Printmaker Fast and Easy!

This demonstration will cover a basic printmaking process for painters, using oil paint, although the same technique can be used with acrylic paint. Using your current oil painting supplies and some simple tools, you can create beautiful, unique prints. It can easily be taken into the field for plein air monotyping. You will get the opportunity to experience applying paint to the plexiglass matrix and making a print at the end of the demonstration.

Our November 2018 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 20th from 6:30-9pm.

Location:
BVAA Alternatives 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.

Our meetings cover BVAA organization business from 6:30-7:00pm and then go into the workshop part of the evening. Feel free to come for whichever half interests you the most.

All are welcome – this workshop is open to members and non-members. Feel free to bring along a friend! We’d love to see you there to try some new things and explore your creativity!

Ask with any questions!

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

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Carolyn Letvin, Painter

BIOGRAPHY

Carolyn Letvin is a resident of Plainville, Massachusetts. She has exhibited in the New England area since 1990. She is an accomplished landscape painter and also creates stylized feline and farm animal imagery. She works on-site, from photographs and memory.

She has won many awards through the years, including the Top Award at the 18th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, an Honorary Mention/Sakura Award from the United Pastelists of America/Oil Pastel Association in 2001, and a second place in the 2014 Blanche Ames National Juried Exhibition. Her most recent award is from Concord Art’s 2017 Members Juried 2 Exhibition where she received the prestigious Nancy T. Baldwin Drawing Award. Currently, her work can be seen at Galatea Fine Art in Boston, MA, Lauren Clark Fine Art in Great Barrington, MA, Hudson Art & Framing in Hudson, MA, and Gallery Wright in Wilmington, VT. She is the new board president of the Monotype Guild of New England.

http://www.carolynletvin.com