Village Art Show Open Call 2017

The Village Art Show in Worcester, Massachusetts has an Open Call for 2017. The show runs from Sunday, May 8th through Sunday, June 4th, 2017.

From their flyer:

Drawing. Painting. Printmaking. Photography.
Mixed Media. Small Clay and 3-D Works.

A digital submission of your work (up to 3 pieces) must be submitted to ArtReach via email at and you must have “VILLAGE ART SHOW” written in the memo. You will be contacted in 24 hours that your submission has been accepted. Submission deadline is April 26th.

The maximum size for 2-Dimensional work is 48” x 48” and 18” x 18” for clay and 3-dimensional work.

ALL ArtWork must be delivered, ready to hang (see Artist’s Agreement) with your $7 hanging fee, to ArtReach during the week of May 1st to May 5th, between the hours of 1:00pm and 6:00pm. If those hours don’t work, please email Darcy at to arrange a time.

The show will be hung on Sunday, May 7th. The show will be up until Sunday, June 4th. The Opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 13th, with Artists in the show expected to attend.

Artists may pick-up their unsold work on Monday, June 7th thru Wednesday, June 9th.

Artists may keep 100% of the sales from their work.

Please see the Artists Agreement/Receipt and Information Form for details.


From the email message:

The First Village Art Show held at ArtReach in Worcester has an OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS to SHOW and SELL their work. Please share. Artists keep 100% of the sale price. ArtReach has over 200 students and families who are interested in ART coming through the studio each week. What a wonderful opportunity for Artists. The opening is scheduled for Saturday, May 13th, and will have light refreshments, drinks, and live music. lease consider putting a piece in the show, and sharing this email with any artists who you think may be interested.


They are located at 322 West Boylston Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. That’s up past the Greendale Mall, just before Greendale’s Pub, for those who know that area.

Canal District Art Walk – April 2017

Here’s the photos from the first Canal District Art Walk of 2017, held on Sunday, April 9th. The weather was perfect, the crowds were great, and the live music was simply beautiful!

Be sure to mark your calendars for the May date – Sunday, May 14th! It’s always the second Sunday of the month.

For more information:

Premier Image Gallery 2017 Photography Show

This is not a BVAA show  – we are simply sharing the news about it.

The Premier Image Gallery in Ashland is having a 2017 Photography Show. In general these shows are open to all artists and anybody who drops off their art (and pays the entrance fee) is hung on the walls.

Drop-off dates are:

Thursday, May 18th 9-4

Friday, May 19th 9-4

Saturday, May 20th 10-1

They must be properly wired and framed – no clip frames. Entry fee is $5 per piece, up to three pieces.

The opening reception is Thursday, June 1st from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

The gallery receives a 40% commission. All submitted items must be available for sale.

Pickup is Thu July 20th & Fri Jul 21st, 10-4, and Sat July 22nd 10-1.

Call the callery for more details at 508-881-4730.

Here is their official entry form:

Premier Photography 2017 Entry Form

Ron Rosenstock group at the Sprinkler Factory

These photos were from the Ginsberg evening on Friday, April 7th, 2017. This was a combination Poetry – Author – Art event at the Sprinkler Factory done in the environment of photography by the Ron Rosenstock group. The art show runs through April 30 2017.

More info about the photography show –

Call for Art – Art on the Brewery Walls

From the Massachusetts Cultural Council, this is not a BVAA event but it sounds interesting!

The Jamaica Plain Arts Council, JPNDC, and Samuel Adams are co-hosting PROJECTIONS II: Art on the Brewery Walls.

On the evening of May 13th, 2017, artists’ images will be projected onto the outside walls of Jamaica Plain’s Brewery Complex. Submissions can include images 2D, 3D, and video. This nontraditional art show is open to all artists. You can work in any medium and you do not have to live in Jamaica Plain. Innovation and originality are valued.

Submission is free and open to any artist. Each artist may submit up to three (3) images for inclusion in the Projections event.

Email your entry to: with the following information:
* artist name
* mailing address
* email address
* up to three (3) images of your work.

Images must comply with the following guidelines (images that do not comply will not be accepted):
* JPEG format
* 1920px on the longest side
* titled as follows: last name_first name_ entry # (e.g. smith_john_1.jpg).

List of images with the following information:
title, medium, dimensions, price.

Deadline: April 19, 2017 (midnight)

For more information, visit the JP page:

JP Open Studios / Art on Brewery Walls

2017 Tower Hill Daffodil Field Trip

Breathe in the fresh spring air! The BVAA will be taking a field trip to the Tower Hill Botanical Garden sometime in April – whenever they announce their daffodil field is at full bloom. Usually it’s the last week in April, but it of course depends on the weather. As of 4/16 Tower Hill is reporting they’re on track for the last week of April. Let us know your availability in that time range.

We’ll be watching their website for updates on the field status.

More info on Tower Hill –

and info on the Field of Daffodils –

Comment here or let us know at the main INFO @ email address if you’d like to join us. The plan will be to go in mid-afternoon when it’s both sunny and warm. Contact Lisa via text or cell or her email address once you get there if you’d like to hook up. Or just meander over to the daffodils :).

Most libraries offer discount passes to get in.

In past years, Tower Hill has run an associated photography contest. The photo must have been taken between April 1 and April 30, 2016 at Tower Hill. We’ll let you know if we see any news of that happening again.

April 2017 Meeting – Writing an Artist’s Statement


Our April 2017 meeting will be a hands-on workshop on writing an artist’s statement.

As always, our monthly meeting will be held at the:
Northbridge Senior Center
20 Highland Street
Whitinsville, MA 01590

Our monthly meetings are open to the public and are supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Our monthly meetings traditionally begin with about a half-hour of reviewing upcoming events and sharing member news. Then we go into the actual demo or workshop.

For the basics on writing an artist’s statement, to get started, read here:

Writing an Artist’s Statement

To see how other BVAA members have crafted their artist’s statements, visit here:

BVAA Members Gallery

We hope to see you at the meeting!