Open Paint and Instagram – Sat Apr 13 2019



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!

We have a super-cool series show in the gallery right now. Come on in and soak in its beauty!

Series Art Show

Open Paint 10am-3pm
For the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! If the main room gets busy with photography, we have the back conference room dedicated for the painters. We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

We’ll also do a casual drop-in workshop in Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and other main social networks. If you’ve got one you’d like to learn more about, stop on in and we’ll lend a hand.

If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

When:
Saturday, April 13, 2019
10am – 3pm

Where:
BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art 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 Open Sky 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.

Our Saturday events are free, casual, relaxed, and fun! All levels are welcome.

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




International Draw a Bird Day April 8 2019

What a fantastic holiday! Monday, April 8th, 2019, is International Draw A Bird day.

This holiday found its source in 1943 when a young girl in England was cheering up her uncle, a war veteran. To distract him from his worries, she asked him to draw her a bird. The rest is history! Together we all draw birds and celebrate the beauty of life.

In the image above, the leftmost three images are done by Bonnie Frederico. The three on the right are by Frank Robertson. Both artists are amazingly talented. Those images are part of our current Series show at the Uxbridge gallery and are available for sale. Stop on by the gallery and take a look in person!

We’d love to see your bird images for Draw A Bird day. Email them to us, post them as comments, or post them on our social media sites! Join in the birding celebration!

http://www.dabday.com/


BVAA Spectacular Spring Show 2019

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring its annual BVAA Spectacular Spring Show – this is our 61st year! The show is open to all BVAA members. If you’re not yet a BVAA member, now’s the time to join us!

When:
May 17 to June 14, 2019

Where:
BVAA / Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Entering the Show
The entry fee for the Spectacular Spring show, open to all styles of artwork, is $8/piece or $20 for three. You can submit up to three pieces. The theme is wide open. You can submit a portrait, landscape, still life, abstract, seascape, you name it. Your imagination is the limit. Because this show is judged, you cannot enter anything which has previously been submitted for a BVAA judged show. It’s fine to enter works which have been in non-judged BVAA shows.

All artwork must be family friendly. Any hanging artwork MUST BE properly wired for hanging. The gallery will not accept non-wired wall-hanging artwork. If you are new to preparing hanging artwork for shows, read our page on How to Mat and Frame Artwork. Please also check out our Show Terms and Conditions

Submissions
To submit your entries use our BVAA Online Submission Form. The deadline to submit the online form is midnight on Saturday, May 11th, 2019. Work should be dropped off that Saturday, May 11th from 10am to 3pm. All work which is brought in will be hung (as long as it is properly wired and is family-friendly).

We will have a sign-in sheet. Please make sure you sign your art in so we can track what is in the gallery.

The show will be hung on Wednesday, May 15th from 4-6pm. We’d love to have you come participate! Hanging is easy and fun now that we have the wall hanging system. It’s all about figuring out which artwork styles go together.

Judging
This show awards cash prizes based on the number of entries received. The judge for this show is to be determined.

Opening Reception
The opening reception for the show is:
Friday, May 17th, 2019 5-7pm

There’ll be music, fun, and lively conversation! Bring a snack to share – just how creative can you get? Lisa might bring her ladybug-tomato-on-mozzarella! That is nice and springy!

Please invite family and friends – all are welcome!

Viewing Hours
Mondays through Saturdays 10am-3pm. If coming during the week, note that Open Sky uses this space for their work with clients. Call ahead to make sure someone will be there.

Pick Up
Pick up for this show is:

Saturday June 15th 10am-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 Series Art Show Reception

It’s all about series! The reception for our delightful Series show is on Friday, April 5th, 2019 from 5-7pm. Bring family and friends! Come on out! The show is just amazing. Our artists really came up with stunning combinations of items to create their series.

Location:

BVAA / Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art 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

If you’re curious what the show is all about, here are the details!

BVAA Series Show


Slow Art Day, Open Paint and Instagram – Sat Apr 6 2019



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!

This Saturday April 6th is also INTERNATIONAL SLOW ART DAY! It’s a day for taking your time and really appreciating a work of art. We have a super-cool series show in the gallery right now. Come on in and soak in its beauty!

Series Art Show

Open Paint 10am-3pm
For the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! If the main room gets busy with photography, we have the back conference room dedicated for the painters. We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

We’ll also do a casual drop-in workshop in Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and other main social networks. If you’ve got one you’d like to learn more about, stop on in and we’ll lend a hand.

If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

When:
Saturday, April 6, 2019
10am – 3pm

Where:
BVAA Open Sky 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 Open Sky 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.

Our Saturday events are free, casual, relaxed, and fun! All levels are welcome.

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




Second Annual Uxbridge Sketch Walk & Art Festival

It’s our second annual event! Come join us and celebrate!

Uxbridge features some of the most beautiful scenery in the region. Did you know that within a five-minute walk of our Uxbridge Art Gallery there is a train station, several old churches, two historical homes, a waterfall, and several old stone buildings?

We have created a day of creativity, art, and fun to explore all that is delightful about Uxbridge!

This event is FREE and open to the public! All are welcome and warmly encouraged to participate!

When:
Saturday, June 8th, 2019
10am – 3pm

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

In the spirit of Urban Sketchers, we will sketch Uxbridge!

If you’d like to stay close, you can walk from the gallery to explore the nearby sights. Not enough? Then it’s just a five-minute drive to the stone arch bridge, red barn, and canal views at River Bend Farm. Or for a little elevation, climb Goat Hill.

This sketch walk will be led by talented artist Dennis Smith. We will meet at the BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery at 5 South Main at 10am to get acquainted. Ten minutes after the meet time, we will head off as a group or split up and head to one or more locations. Over the course of the morning the idea is to visit several of the locations around Uxbridge and create artwork at them. We will provide a sketch map showing the locations along with suggested routes and stops.

Dennis has put together an amazing set of maps and photos to get you started. Here you go!

Dennis Smith SketchWalk Maps and Photos

Bring your sketchbook or pad, pens, pencils, watercolors or whatever your favorite medium and have at it. If you don’t have materials, we can supply some for you to use. For inspiration and to get an idea of what others have done, visit Urban Sketchers website at http://www.urbansketchers.org or their Boston group at https://www.facebook.com/urbansketchersboston

We will meet back at the Uxbridge art gallery around 1pm to share our experiences. We will create a wall of our sketches so we can take photos of the art and our group. We’ll order in pizza – anyone interested in sharing should donate a few dollars to the pot. There are also several other food choices right on this street, for those not interested in pizza.

We’ll also have a showcase of local Uxbridge-themed art on hand for visitors to explore. From notecards to prints to original paintings, we’ll delight in the fantastic beauty which is Uxbridge.

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

Here’s more details about Dennis Smith:

https://www.facebook.com/DenSmithCreative/

Dennis Smith SketchWalk Maps and Photos

Ask with any questions! All levels and ages are warmly welcomed to join us!


2019 Premier Image Gallery Open Show

The Premier Image Gallery in Ashland, Massachusetts is having its 2019 Summer Show! This is their 30th anniversary of the show! This will be a joint show between the Blackstone Valley Art Association and several other local art groups. There will be cash prizes!

Premier Image Gallery
290 Eliot Street
Ashland MA 01721

You can enter up to two pieces at $8 each. Pieces must be properly wired. The drop off dates are:

Thu May 2, 2019 10-2
Fri May 3, 2019 10-2
Sat May 4, 2019 10-1

If you can’t make it during those times, let us know and we can arrange someone else to coordinate with you to bring them in. You don’t have to fill out any online forms with this. Just label the back with the usual artist name / title / medium / price and then the owner Don will fill out a hand-written inventory sheet when you get there.

The BVAA has historically done quite well at these open shows. It’s well worth entering!

The reception is Thursday, May 16th from 5:30-7:30pm. Bring a snack to share!

The pickup will be on June 29th during the gallery’s normal business hours.

For more about the gallery including contact information visit:

http://premierimagegallery.com/


Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class – April 2019

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 usually meets on the first Thursday of every month from 6-9 pm. We are experimenting with other days to see how they work.

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:
Monday, April 8, 2019
6pm – 9pm

Where:
BVAA Open Sky 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