January 2019 Monthly Meeting – Photography in Series

Photography in Series

You’ve probably heard the advice from countless galleries. Shows work well when they involve a series of related images. What are some ways to do that? This workshop involves talks from Mike Zeis (shown above), Bob Evans, James Hunt, Al Weems, and perhaps a few others. Learn more about how to work with a series.

Our January 2019 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 15th from 6:30-9pm.

Location:
BVAA Alternatives / Open Sky Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

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.

Our meetings cover BVAA organization business from 6:30-7:00pm and then go into the workshop part of the evening. Feel free to come for whichever half interests you the most. In general, our monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month unless otherwise announced.

All are welcome – this workshop is open to members and non-members. Feel free to bring along a friend! We’d love to see you there to try some new things and explore your creativity!

Ask with any questions!

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

Mike Zeis
Here’s a link to a series-themed show by Mike Zeis –
https://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20180114/forgotten-lives-haunting-photographs-cast-revealing-light-on-treatment-of-mentally-ill


Open Paint and Forgery – Jan 5 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! It’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free!

You can drop off for our upcoming photography show. You can also practice for the show after that, which is all about creating forgeries of famous works of art!

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

When:
Saturday, Jan 5, 2019
10am – 3pm

Where:
BVAA Alternatives 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 Alternatives 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.

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


Pamela White Murphy Artist Palette Student Show 2019

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is the proud hosting location for Pamela White Murphy’s Artist Palette Student Show in 2019! The show, “Pamela’s Picassos”, celebrates the works of her students. This is her 11th annual show!

When:
April 6 to May 11, 2018

Where:
BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA

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

Entering the Show
This show is open to students of Pamela White Murphy. Check out her website to learn more about enrolling in her classes!

ArtistPaletteStudio.com

Opening Reception
The opening reception for this show will be announced soon. All are welcome!

Here are photos from the 2016 Student Art Show –

2016 Artist Palette Studio Student Art Show


BVAA Carbon Copies Art Show – Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring a delightfully fun art show all about fakes, forgeries, and parodies!

Carbon Copies – Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

This show is for all BVAA members to participate in. The idea is to find a famous painting and then duplicate it! You can duplicate it exactly or you can add your own fun twist to it. You can paint a version of a Roger Fenton photo. You can stage a photo which resembles a Vermeer painting. Maybe you paint Mona Lisa as a cat.

The sky’s the limit!

Note that the source art needs to be in the public domain. In general that means it needs to have been created before 1923. Art which is under copyright, after 1923, has its rights controlled by that artist. You would need to ask that artist for permission to use their work in any exhibit.

When:
March 1 – March 30, 2019

Where:
BVAA Alternatives 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

Each BVAA member may exhibit up to three photos. These will be judged for cash prizes.

Entering the Show
The entry fee for this show is $8/piece for up to three pieces.

Artwork can be any size. That being said, please contact us first if you plan on bringing anything over 20″ x 30″ in size. We need to arrange for space for those separately.

All art must be family friendly and properly wired for hanging. Our hanging system does not work with saw-tooth or triangle hangers. If you are new to preparing art for shows, read our page on How to Mat and Frame a Photo. Please also check out our Show Terms and Conditions. This includes all details including the 25% commission for any sales of exhibit artwork in the gallery. You may also choose to have your artwork listed as not for sale.

All art items which are entered are hung. There is no “pre-selection” process where some are accepted and others are rejected. If you submit artwork, and it is family-friendly and wired properly, it will be part of our show.

Some reading material:
Creating Art Based on Another Artist’s Work
Fakes Forgeries and Parodies – The Terms
How Easy is it to Copy a Famous Painting?
Inside the Underground World of Legal Art Forgery

Submissions
To submit your entries use our BVAA Online Submission Form. The deadline to submit is midnight on Saturday, Feb 23rd, 2019. Work must be dropped off by Saturday, Feb 23rd, 2019 at 3pm. All work which is brought in will be hung (as long as it is properly wired and is family-friendly). Please bring along a photo of each of your source artwork items, so we can post those next to your artwork. That way visitors can see what you were working with.

We will hang the show on Wednesday February 27th.

Judging
Judge to be announced

Opening Reception
The opening reception for the show is Friday, March 1st, 2019 from 4-7pm. Invite family and friends – all are welcome!

Pick Up
Saturday, March 30th, 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!


Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class – January 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 meets on the first Thursday of every month from 6-9 pm.

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:
Thursday, January 3, 2019
6pm – 9pm

Where:
BVAA Alternatives 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


Open Paint and Card Making – Dec 22 2018

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! It’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free!

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

The Great Gifts Art Show is currently live! Come on out and see it!

When:
Saturday, December 22nd, 2018
10am – 3pm

Where:
BVAA Alternatives 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 Alternatives 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.

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


Southgate Art Show 2019 – Floral Submissions

In order for us to apply to have an art show at Southgate in Shrewsbury in 2019, we need to first gather up images and create a coherent “submission” to them of what we plan. We set a deadline of Friday, December 14th, 2018 for anyone who was interested to email us JPGs of their artwork. The theme was FLORAL.

Here are the art items we received! Thank you to everyone who sent in art! Now we will work on creating a show statement. We will submit these JPGs and the show statement to Southgate for review. We will let you know what they say!

Here were the details for this project:

Southgate 2019 Floral Show


Open Paint with Laura O. Cenedella – Dec 8 2018

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! It’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free!

FEATURED ARTIST – LAURA O. CENEDELLA
The amazing artist Laura O. Cenedella will be in the gallery from 11am to 3pm working on a still life painting. You can watch her at work and ask any questions you wish. You can paint along with the still life. Or you can paint anything else you wish! It’ll be delightful, creative, relaxing, and fun.

Oil Painting Demonstration of Glass – painting with the simplest palette. Join Laura if you want to and bring all the supplies you will need. Basic oil paint color, surface, brushes, easel, turpentine, brush cleaner, rags, trash bag, drying additives.

Here is the time-lapse video of the session!

Here is her discussion about which brushes she uses –

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

The Great Gifts Art Show is currently live! Come on out and see it!

When:
Saturday, December 8st, 2018
10am – 3pm

Where:
BVAA Alternatives 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 Alternatives 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.

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


2019 Choco l’Art Show – Whitinsville Library

Our 2019 Choco l’Art show is the perfect melding of chocolate and art! Enjoy the taste sensation! This our 8th Annual celebration of the theme!

All forms of hanging art are welcome – photography, watercolors, acrylics, oils, fabric art, drawings, etc. The art must be wired to work with our panel system. The art doesn’t have to be about chocolate. It can be about anything you wish :).

Where
Whitinsville Social Library
17 Church Street
Whitinsville, MA
Whitinsville Library Webpage

Submissions
The submission deadline is Monday, February 4th, 2018 at midnight EST. This show is displayed on panels so works submitted need to be less than 36″ wide in order to fit on a panel. There’s a $5 fee for up to 3 works. It’s open to all BVAA members. As this is a judged show, only pieces which have not been previously entered into a BVAA judged show are eligible for participation. Any sales will include a 20% BVAA commission. Full BVAA terms: BVAA Show Terms and Conditions

Drop-Off
The drop-off for Choco l’Art is Thursday, February 7th from 10am to 2pm. We’ll be setting up the panels during that time and will hang things as we get close to 2pm. If you can’t make that timeframe, let us know and we’ll arrange another time to coordinate – maybe you can drop off at the gallery the previous Saturday and we can take it in from there, for example.

Public Reception
The reception is on Saturday, February 9th from 10am to 2pm. All are welcome! There’ll be lots of chocolate in all shapes, sizes, and varieties. Artists – please bring in some chocolate of your own to share (no nuts please).

Pick-Up
Pick-up for the show is Saturday, February 16th from from 1pm to 2pm. Note the library closes at 2pm.

Prizes
This show has the visitors vote on a “People’s Choice” award. There’s a ribbon plus a cash prize. The prize amount is based on the number of entries.

Theme
You can do a romantic theme or a chocolate theme if you’d like, but it’s not required!

Use the BVAA online submission form to submit for this show.

Volunteers Needed
The BVAA is run by volunteers – please lend a hand! We need volunteers for the following activities:
* Bringing of Panels and Hanging the show from noon-2pm on Thu, Feb 7th
* Watching over the reception for time blocks of your choice between 10am and 2pm on Sat, Feb 9th.
* Bringing of chocolate for the chocolate reception (please do not include any nuts)
* Take-down of the show from 1-2 on Saturday, February 16th and return of panels

Let us know on your submission form how you’re able to help out.

Past Shows:
Choco l’Art 2018 Details – 7th Annual
Choco l’Art 2017 Details – 6th Annual
Choco l’Art 2016 Details – 5th Annual
Choco l’Art 2015 Details – 4th Annual
Choco l’Art 2014 Details – 3rd Annual
Choco l’Art 2013 Details – 2nd Annual

If you have photos from the first show please let us know!

The 2016 winner for this show was Carole Plante with her chocolate lab! Quite appropriate :).

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Here’s what Carole did for 2018 :).