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!


Premier Gallery Reception

Great time at Premier Gallery reception tonight and the BVAA was well represented.
Don is hosting another show immediately after this one and we will post more info shortly.