April 2018 Monthly Meeting – Hand Coloring Black and White Photos

Our April 2018 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 17th 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: Hand Coloring Black and White Photos
Instructor: Carol Frieswick

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

We will post about supplies as we get closer to the event.

Ask with any questions!

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


March 2018 Monthly Meeting – Sculpture with Robert Collins

Our March 2018 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 20th 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: Sculpture
Instructor: Robert Collins

Our meetings cover BVAA organization business from 6:30-7:00pm and then go into the workshop part of the evening. As pastels can get a bit messy, please consider this when choosing what to wear.

We will post about supplies as we get closer to the event.

Ask with any questions!

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

For more information about Robert Collins, be sure to visit his website: http://www.robertcollinspaintings.com/


February 2018 Monthly Meeting – Critique Session

Our February 2018 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 20th 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: Critique Session
Instructor: the full group

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

Since February can sometimes be snowed out, we use this time for a session which is casual. We all bring in our latest works or images and then offer each other suggestions and advice. You can bring the works in in person or bring JPG images for us to view on a laptop.

Ask with any questions!

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


January 2018 Monthly Meeting – Photography

Our January 2018 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 16th 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: Photography
Instructor: to be determined

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

We are still determining the exact nature of this photography workshop and will update this page as we get closer to the date.

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


December 2017 Monthly Meeting – Holiday Dinner

Our December 2017 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 19th from 6:30-9pm at the Uxbridge Community Gallery, 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA.

This is our annual Holiday Dinner. All members are welcome to attend!

Our meetings cover BVAA organization business from 6:30-7:00pm and then go into the eating and celebrating.

We are still planning out how we will handle the food. Usually we do a pot luck. We’ll let you know the plans as we get closer!


November 2017 Monthly Meeting – Pastels with Janet Schwartz

Our November 2017 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 21st 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: Pastels
Instructor: Janet Schwartz

Our meetings cover BVAA organization business from 6:30-7:00pm and then go into the workshop part of the evening. As pastels can get a bit messy, please consider this when choosing what to wear.

Here are a selection of pastel works created by Janet Schwartz.

If you have your own pastels, feel free to bring them along. If not, we will have supplies for the group to use.

Ask with any questions!

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

For more information about Janet Schwartz, be sure to visit her website: https://www.janetschwartzart.com/


October 2017 Monthly Meeting – Oil Pastels with Jill Pottle

Our October 2017 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 17th 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: Oil Pastels
Instructor: Jill Pottle

Our meetings cover BVAA organization business from 6:30-7:00pm and then go into the workshop part of the evening. As pastels can get a bit messy, please consider this when choosing what to wear.

Here are a selection of oil pastel works created by Jill Pottle.

Supply Listing
16X20 drawing board Optional
Blender Bar from oil bars Optional
Metal Pallet knife or xacto knife
Gum eraser, graphite pencil
small set of oil pastels or craypas
More expensive, Senelier pastels Optional
1/2 inch bristle brushes Optional
One sheet of BFK Rives (white) or smoothish watercolor paper or heavy drawing paper
Masking tape
Acrylic Matt Medium

We will bring supplies for those who do not have any. If you have spare supplies you don’t mind sharing, please bring them along for the evening.

The Project
Here is the specific image we will be working with. If you wish to trace it out beforehand, feel free!

There are three different ways you could transfer the line drawing to a pastel-friendly paper.

1) If you have some, use carbon tracing paper. Be sure to use carbon NOT colored transfer paper. The colored stuff is waxy and will act as a resist.
2) If you have one, you could use a light box. Put your pastel-friendly paper on top of the image and both on the light box. You’ll be able to see the lines through the paper.
3) The cheap way – simply tape the pastel-friendly paper on top of your line drawing onto a sunny window. Use the sunlight to let you see what to trace.

Ask with any questions!

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

For more information about Jill Pottle, be sure to visit her website: http://www.pottleart.com/


Milford TV Art Show Jul-Aug 2018 – Good Ole Summertime

Every two months we rotate the art show at the Milford TV Station. We arrange our drop-offs on the last Thursday of the month preceding the show. The drop-off for the upcoming July-August 2018 show on the theme of “Good Ole Summertime” is Thursday, June 28th from 6-8pm.

This date is also the reception (and take down) for the existing “Monochrome” show. Please try to wait until the end of the evening before you take your art off the walls. That way people who come to the reception to see the show are able to see all the art. If you’re not able to make it for the reception date, please wait until after the reception to stop by and retrieve your art.

The public is warmly welcome and encouraged to attend the art reception!

Artists – please bring food or drink to share!

The Milford TV Station is at:

138 South Main Street
Milford, MA

http://www.milfordtv.net/

The Milford people do the labels and hanging for us, so there is no need to use our online submission form to indicate what you’re bringing. Simply be sure to label the back of each piece with its title, your name, and the price.

The Milford TV station does not take any commission on sales. Neither does the BVAA. So this is an ideal sales venue, and we do see sales regularly at this venue.

This show is for BVAA members only and is free to participate in.

Most artists bring in three items but if you have more which match the current theme that’s great! The items can be any size or shape – Milford has a great hanging system which can accommodate pretty much anything.

Ask with any questions!


Milford TV Art Show May-June 2018 – Monochrome

Every two months we rotate the art show at the Milford TV Station. We arrange our drop-offs on the last Thursday of the month preceding the show. The drop-off for the upcoming May-June 2018 show on the theme of “Monochrome” is Thursday, April 26th from 6-8pm.

This date is also the reception (and take down) for the existing “Spring Joy” show. Please try to wait until the end of the evening before you take your art off the walls. That way people who come to the reception to see the show are able to see all the art. If you’re not able to make it for the reception date, please wait until after the reception to stop by and retrieve your art.

The public is warmly welcome and encouraged to attend the art reception!

Artists – please bring food or drink to share!

The Milford TV Station is at:

138 South Main Street
Milford, MA

http://www.milfordtv.net/

The Milford people do the labels and hanging for us, so there is no need to use our online submission form to indicate what you’re bringing. Simply be sure to label the back of each piece with its title, your name, and the price.

The Milford TV station does not take any commission on sales. Neither does the BVAA. So this is an ideal sales venue, and we do see sales regularly at this venue.

This show is for BVAA members only and is free to participate in.

Most artists bring in three items but if you have more which match the current theme that’s great! The items can be any size or shape – Milford has a great hanging system which can accommodate pretty much anything.

Ask with any questions!


Milford TV Art Show Mar-Apr 2018 – Spring Joy

Every two months we rotate the art show at the Milford TV Station. We arrange our drop-offs on the last Thursday of the month preceding the show. The drop-off for the upcoming March-April 2018 show on the theme of “Spring Joy” is Thursday, February 22 from 6-8pm.

This date is also the reception (and take down) for the existing “Winter Magic” show. Please try to wait until the end of the evening before you take your art off the walls. That way people who come to the reception to see the show are able to see all the art. If you’re not able to make it for the reception date, please wait until after the reception to stop by and retrieve your art.

The public is warmly welcome and encouraged to attend the art reception!

Artists – please bring food or drink to share!

The Milford TV Station is at:

138 South Main Street
Milford, MA

http://www.milfordtv.net/

The Milford people do the labels and hanging for us, so there is no need to use our online submission form to indicate what you’re bringing. Simply be sure to label the back of each piece with its title, your name, and the price.

The Milford TV station does not take any commission on sales. Neither does the BVAA. So this is an ideal sales venue, and we do see sales regularly at this venue.

This show is for BVAA members only and is free to participate in.

Most artists bring in three items but if you have more which match the current theme that’s great! The items can be any size or shape – Milford has a great hanging system which can accommodate pretty much anything.

Ask with any questions!