Hopedale Day in the Park 2017

DATE: Saturday September 16, 2017

The Hopedale Day in the Park 2017 is coming up! This is the 38th annual year they’ve done it. Celebrations in Hopedale actually began way back in 1902!

This is a FANTASTIC opportunity for artists. They have a large art show which gets quite a number of visitors and a fair number of sales. Also, the BVAA has a booth where we showcase our art.

In 2017 the Day in the Park is held on September 16, 2017, with a rain date of Sunday. They only have the rain date if it’s heavy rain – light sprinkles don’t count! It is a one-day show. You bring in your work in the morning, they judge it, the show goes through the afternoon, and you take it home.

This is at the Hopedale Town Park, at the corners of Dutcher & Northrop Streets in Hopedale, MA.

Note that the BVAA does NOT run the Hopedale Art Show. We are merely helping to publicize it since it’s so much fun.



Make sure you allow time for the mail to get there! The cost is $20 for up to three pieces. Pieces must be framed and wired.

Review BOTH of these documents and get your entries submitted!

Entry Form: Hopedale Day in the Park

Rules: Hopedale Day in the Park


Free Fun Friday – Friday July 28 2017

The Free Fun Friday options for Friday, July 28th, 2017 are:

JFK Library & Museum, Boston
Commonwealth Museum, Boston
Arnold Arboretum, Boston
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst
Berkshire Theater, Stockbridge
Historic Deerfield, Deerfield
Cape Cod Museum, Dennis
Wenham Museum, Wenham
Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Boylston

Here’s where you get all the details!


Sunflower Show 2017 Entries

Here are the entries for our August 2017 Sunflower Show to be held at the Booklovers’ Gourmet in Webster.

If I missed anybody, please let me know!

It looks like we have the perfect number of entries for the walls. That means each person gets to put theirs live :). If you haven’t submitted your title, medium, and price yet via the submission form, please send that in now for your piece of art. That way we know what to put on the labels.

Thank you to everyone who is participating!

Sunflower Show Full Details

News Clippings from the Sunflower Show

Photos of the Live Sunflower Show

Free Fun Friday – Friday July 21 2017

Here are the options for Free Fun Friday for Friday, July 21st, 2017! Let us know if you’d like to go to one!

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Tanglewood, Lenox
Boston Athenaeum
The Museum of the NCAAA, Boston
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard
American Museum of Stamps & Postal History, Weston
Lynn Museum
Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield
Sandwich Glass Museum

Here’s all the details:

Free Fun Fridays for 2017

Sutton Post Office show

The monthly new BVAA art show at the Sutton Post Office is now live! :). All the participants are Suttonian BVAA members. It’s cool what a range of styles we use!

The group from top left is Bob See, Lisa Shea, April Eaton Brown, then on the bottom row Al Weems, Janice E Boutiette, and Meagan Fedigan.

Every person has their own cool way of viewing the world!

Free Fun Friday – Friday July 14 2017

Here are the options for Free Fun Friday for Friday, July 14th, 2017! Let us know if you’d like to go to one!

Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Boston
The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill
Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, Cambridge
Larz Anderson Auto Museum, Brookline
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown
Edward Gorey House, Yarmouth Port
Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton
Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

Here’s all the details:

Free Fun Fridays for 2017

Davis Gallery Call to Artists – Nonobjective Now

From the Davis Gallery in Worcester, Massachusetts!

Nonobjective NOW
New England Artists Explore Abstraction

The Davis Art Gallery is seeking abstract artwork for our next juried exhibit: Nonojbective NOW. Various 2D and 3D media will be selected for the exhibit, including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, photography, fiber arts, and more.

The gallery will select approximately 35–45 artworks that will appear in the main exhibition space at the gallery from September 22, 2017 through January 5, 2018. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Entry Deadline: August 21, 2017

Download the application guidelines and entry form to submit your work.

About the Davis Art Gallery:
The gallery is located in the Printer’s Building at 44 Portland Street, Worcester, MA 01608. The mission of the gallery is to advocate for the awareness of art in the vibrant Worcester community, as well as promote artists and provide a venue for showing their work in the downtown Worcester Arts District.

Visit DavisArtGallery.com for more information about the gallery.

Mass Audubon 2017 Photo Contest

From the Mass Audubon group:

Picture This: Your Great Outdoors Photo Contest
2017 Photo Contest: June 1–September 30
Once again we’re seeking photos that highlight people in nature and the beauty of Massachusetts wildlife and landscapes.

We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this year! Find everything you need to know about how and what to enter. For those who have entered before, we have updated the submission guidelines along with the prizes.

The contest runs June 1 to September 30, and each month we will highlight some of the entries on our Facebook page. Until then, happy snapping!

Full details:

Mass Audubon Photo Contest

Free Fun Friday – July 7, 2017

Here are the Free Fun Friday options for July 7, 2017! Let us know which ones you’re interested in!

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston
Venford Hall Mansion, Lenox
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington
Amelia Park Children’s Museum, Westfield
Falmouth Museums on the Green, Falmouth
Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth
Children’s Museum, Easton
The Hall at Patriot Place, Foxborough

Here’s all the details:

Free Fun Friday for July 7 2017 – sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation