Winners for the 2019 BVAA Spectacular Spring Show

Here are the winning artwork items for the 2019 BVAA Spectacular Spring Show! The judge for this show was talented artist Ria Hills – visit her page at
https://riahills.com/

First Place – Al Weems – Face Dancer. “Everything here is beautiful. The composition is perfect. The technique is great. The image as a whole draws me in to investigate it. “

Second Place – Michele St. Pierre – Twilight Blooms. “The composition is wonderful. The colors used work well together. The special details such as addition of yellow dots really brings it to life. “

Third Place – Lynn Randolph – Brotherly Love – “The entire piece is beautifully executed, from the layout to colors to technique.”

Honorable Mention – Carol Frieswick – Foppema’s Orchards – “Special note is given to the looseness of the trees in the background. “

Honorable Mention – Laura O. Cenedella – Great Point Lighthouse – “She achieved a lot of realism without a lot of detail – a great balance. The scene echoes with traditional quintessential New England charm.”

Honorable Mention – Bob Evans – Power in Shadow – “A powerful piece which draws you in with its great capture of light, shadow, and composition. It makes the viewer curious and drawn in to examine it more closely. “

Here’s the full details on the Spectacular Spring show 2019!
http://bvaa.org/2019/04/06/bvaa-spectacular-spring-show-2019/


Open Paint – Sat May 18 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!

The Spectacular Spring show is now live! Come in and take a look!

Spectacular Spring Show Details

We’ll do hands-on help with Instagram for anyone who brings in a smart phone or tablet!

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! We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

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

When:
Saturday, May 18, 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!

This Uxbridge gallery is supported in part by BVAA member dues, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by ValleyCAST. The space use is kindly donated to us by Open Sky Community Services. Open Sky uses this space for client activities during weekdays. They allow the BVAA use of the space – and its gallery walls – on evenings and weekends.




2019 Teen Self Expression Show

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring the 2019 Teen Self Expression Show – this show is open to the public! All styles of teen-created family-friendly artwork are warmly welcome! FREE FOR TEENS TO ENTER!

When:
June 21 to July 26, 2019

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

Participation is FREE and is open to the public. The show is open to any person who is a teenager. Each participant may exhibit up to three pieces of artwork. These will be judged for cash prizes.

Entering the Show
The show is completely free to enter. The artwork can be on any theme and in any medium.

Please check out our Show Terms and Conditions. Note that some of the conditions about framing and wiring do not apply to this show. If you simply wish to bring in 5×7 printed photos or artwork, that is fine, We can handle matting those for you. If you wish to bring in other forms of art that is framed and/or ready for display, that is fine too. Ask with any questions.

Submissions
To submit your entries use our BVAA Online Submission Form. The deadline to submit is 3pm on Saturday, June 15th, 2019. Work should be dropped off by Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 3pm. All work which is brought in will be hung (as long as it is family-friendly). If you can’t make it by Saturday, contact us and we’ll arrange a later drop-off for you. We hang the show on Wed, June 19th.

Judging
The teen self expression show awards cash prizes based on the number of entries received.

The judge for this show will be announced soon.

Opening Reception
The opening reception for the show is Friday, June 21st from 5-7pm. Invite family and friends – all are welcome!

Pick Up
Saturday, July 26th, 2019, from 10am to 3pm. If you aren’t able to make that, please contact us for other arrangements.

Address any questions via our BVAA Contact Information

Ask with any questions! We look forward to seeing your entries! It’s great to think outside the box for this show.

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ValleyCAST Whitinsville Survey 2019

ValleyCAST and Alternatives in 2019 received a grant through Mass Development to help them access the feasibility of developing inclusive, collaborative workspaces at the Whitin Mill campus that would better meet the needs of the community.

They are interested in responses from people throughout the Blackstone Valley.

Please take a moment to answer these questions. You can print out the two-sided form and do it on the form, or you can submit answers by email or social media to the BVAA. We’ll pass it along.

We all hope to hear from you!

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Firefly Gallery and Gifts – Uxbridge MA

Uxbridge has an amazing new offering! Firefly Gallery and Gifts is an art gallery which has opened up at 15 Mendon Street in Uxbridge, MA.

https://fireflygalleryandgifts.com/

They have all sorts of paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and other items available.

They offer art classes – check their calendar!

If you’re an artist who would like to teach classes, they are actively looking for teachers. They have a beautiful studio space with a bank of windows overlooking the waterfall. Here are a few photos of the space.

Firefly Gallery and Gifts
Firefly Gallery and Gifts
View out the Main Studio Window

In addition, there are two smaller studio spaces which can be rented by the hour. This is perfect for artists, musicians, authors, poets, and other creatives to have a beautiful space to relax and work. My photos are a bit dark because I wanted to show the scenery outside the window – the rooms are actually well lit.

Studio 1 – Firefly Gallery and Gifts
Studio 2 – Firefly Gallery and Gifts

To contact Firefly, visit their website and social networking links!

https://fireflygalleryandgifts.com/


Open Paint – Sat May 11 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!

The series show is coming down this Saturday and we’re taking in entries for our upcoming Spring show. If you have entries for the Spring show, bring them in!

Spectacular Spring Show Details

We’ll do hands-on help with Instagram for anyone who brings in a smart phone or tablet!

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! We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

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

When:
Saturday, May 11, 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!

This Uxbridge gallery is supported in part by BVAA member dues, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by ValleyCAST. The space use is kindly donated to us by Open Sky Community Services. Open Sky uses this space for client activities during weekdays. They allow the BVAA use of the space – and its gallery walls – on evenings and weekends.


Foxboro Open Paint 5/18/2019

A message to share with our membership, from Jack Gannon, President of the Foxboro Art Association.

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I had mentioned during our last meeting that the Artist’s Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place (Foxboro, MA in the shadows of Gillette Stadium) has scheduled a Paint Out for Saturday May 18th 1-5pm.  Artists painting along-side one another.  Artists from all of the surrounding communities (and from the communities represented within this distribution list) are welcome to participate.

Patriot Place is doing their annual Street Art Festival (a chalk art festival managed by the Foxboro High School students) that same day, so there will be many spectators checking out the artwork and it is a great opportunity to gain exposure.

No cost to attend the Paint Out.  Bring your easel and supplies.  And bring something to anchor down your easel in the event of a little wind (empty gallon jug you can fill w/ water while at the art gallery along with a small rope or a bungy cord).  Artists will be both inside and outside the art gallery painting that day.  And you can bring a finished painting to display so the spectators can not only see what you are painting, but can also see what a finished product looks like.  And if you have not yet seen our art gallery, it is a great space in a great location and may be one of the largest local-artist art galleries on the east coast.

You are welcome to share this with your membership.  The more artists attending, the more fun the event will be.

In the event of rain, artists can check the Patriot Place website to see if the Street Art Festival has been rescheduled.  The Paint Out will be held the same day as the Street Art Festival.

Patriot Place is on Rt. 1 in Foxboro surrounding Gillette Stadium.  Park in Lot 23 and walk up between Davios and Bar Louie, turn left into the marketplace, and then right at Dunkin Donuts.  The art gallery is across from Splitsville Bowling and Howl at the Moon Pub and next to Red Robin.  Or, if Lot 23 is full, you can park in front of the movie theatre, go in the movie theatre front entrance, up the escalator, follow the walkway to the end.  Once outside turn left at Dunkin Donuts and we are three doors down on the right.

Hope to see you there!

Regards,

Jack Gannon

President, Foxboro Art Association

Founder & Manager, Artist’s Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place

Founder & Manager, ART Room Today


Open Paint – Sat May 4 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

Lisa will have her camera with her, so if you’d like her to take photos of your artwork for use on Instagram and other promotions, bring it on in. She could do short videos of you painting, too, which is always fun to post :).

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! We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

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

When:
Saturday, May 4, 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!

This Uxbridge gallery is supported in part by BVAA member dues, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by ValleyCAST. The space use is kindly donated to us by Open Sky Community Services. Open Sky uses this space for client activities during weekdays. They allow the BVAA use of the space – and its gallery walls – on evenings and weekends.


Open Paint – Sat Apr 27 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

Lisa will be at Barnes & Noble for the day, overseeing the Authorstock event. So Carol Frieswick will be hanging at the gallery from 10-noon. Pam Siderewicz, perhaps with Dennis Smith lending a hand, will be there from noon to 3pm. Come on out to get tips for painting. If you want, bring in what you’re working on for the upcoming Spring Show and get suggestions!

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! We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

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

When:
Saturday, April 27, 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!

This Uxbridge gallery is supported in part by BVAA member dues, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by ValleyCAST. The space use is kindly donated to us by Open Sky Community Services. Open Sky uses this space for client activities during weekdays. They allow the BVAA use of the space – and its gallery walls – on evenings and weekends.