BVAA Event Calendar

Here is the full list of upcoming events hosted by the Blackstone Valley Art Association.

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  • Sat
    06
    Jan
    2018

    Watercolor Open Paint

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA Start the new year off with creativity! Come join us for an open paint session. Bring your own supplies or we’ll have some for those without. Get feedback and encouragement! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/01/03/watercolor-open-paint-sat-jan-6-2018/
  • Wed
    10
    Jan
    2018

    Milford TV Winter Dropoff

    6-8pm The Milford TV Station is at: 138 South Main Street Milford, MA MOVED DUE TO SNOWSTORM! Every two months we rotate the art show at the Milford TV Station. We generally arrange our drop-offs on the last Thursday of the month preceding the show, but to avoid the Christmas/New Year issue for this one we slide it forward a week. The drop-off for the upcoming January-February 2018 show on the theme of “Winter Magic” is WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10th from 6-8pm. Details: http://bvaa.org/2017/10/05/milford-tv-art-show-jan-feb-2018-winter-magic/
  • Sat
    13
    Jan
    2018

    Watercolor Open Paint

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA Start the new year off with creativity! Come join us for an open paint session. Come and go whenever you wish in the 10am to 3pm time period. Bring your own supplies or we’ll have some for those without. It’s fine to bring a snack if you want. There’s food options right next door, too. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/01/03/watercolor-open-paint-sat-jan-13-2018/
  • Mon
    15
    Jan
    2018

    Anything Goes Deadline

    11:59 pm

    Alternatives Gallery, 1 South Main Street, Uxbridge, Mass.

    Deadline for the Anything Goes Photography Show - details - http://bvaa.org/2017/10/21/6th-annual-anything-goes-photography-show/

  • Tue
    16
    Jan
    2018

    Photography

    6:30-9pm Uxbridge Community Gallery, 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA. Our January 2018 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 16th from 6:30-9pm at the Uxbridge Community Gallery, 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA. 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. http://bvaa.org/2017/10/05/january-2018-monthly-meeting-photography/
  • Fri
    19
    Jan
    2018

    Anything Goes Reception

    4-7pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA

    Reception for the Anything Goes Photography Show - Details - http://bvaa.org/2017/12/31/reception-for-6th-annual-anything-goes-photography-show/

  • Sat
    20
    Jan
    2018

    Hand Coloring Photos with Pastels

    10am - noon BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA Come on out and enjoy this fun hands-on workshop shows you the techniques to hand color your photos with pastels. You start with black and white images. Your creativity can shine! Perfect for a variety of image types. Full details: Hand Coloring Photos with Pastels
  • Sat
    20
    Jan
    2018

    Black and White Photography Workshop

    1:30 - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA Come on out and enjoy this fun hands-on workshop! This workshop teaches you all about taking black and white photos. You can do this with cell phones, digital cameras, film cameras, you name it. What's so special about black and white? Which types of photos work best? How do you maximize the impact? Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/01/01/black-and-white-photography-workshop-jan-20-2018/
  • Sun
    21
    Jan
    2018

    Art Show Marketing Workshop

    1-3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA A fantastic opportunity for any artist who has thought about starting, producing, and marketing an art show or gallery! Amazing local photographers Donna Dufault and her husband and business partner, Scott Erb, will provide us with an inspiring discussion on artistic project management. Details: http://bvaa.org/2017/12/28/producing-and-marketing-an-art-show/
  • Sat
    27
    Jan
    2018

    Hand Coloring Photos with Watercolors

    10am - noon BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA Come on out and enjoy this fun hands-on workshop shows you the techniques to hand color your photos with watercolors. You start with black and white images. Your creativity can shine! Perfect for a variety of image types. Full details: Hand Coloring Photos with Watercolors
  • Sat
    27
    Jan
    2018

    Long Exposure Photography Workshop

    1:30 - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA Come on out and enjoy this fun hands-on workshop! This workshop teaches you all about taking long exposure photography. With long exposure photography, you control the time setting of your camera to allow the shutter to stay open for longer than it might normally do so. This can create a variety of special effects to add interest to your photography. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/01/01/long-exposure-photography-workshop-jan-27-2018/
  • Mon
    29
    Jan
    2018

    Submission Deadline Claflin Hill

    12 midnight Milford Town Hall 52 Main Street Milford, MA 01757 Submission deadline to participate in the February Claflin Hill show - details - http://bvaa.org/2017/10/04/claflin-hill-russian-romance-art-music-feb-3-2018/
  • Mon
    29
    Jan
    2018

    Submission Deadline Choco l'Art

    Midnight Whitinsville Social Library 17 Church Street Whitinsville, MA The submission deadline is Monday, January 29th, 2018. This show is displayed on panels so works submitted need to be less than 36″ wide in order to fit on a panel. Details: http://bvaa.org/2017/10/08/2018-choco-lart-show-whitinsville-library/
  • Thu
    01
    Feb
    2018

    Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class

    6-9pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA Carol Arnold, a member of Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik’s Putney Painters, is now offering oil painting classes at the Uxbridge Alternatives Gallery! All levels welcomed. The focus will be on drawing, edges, values and color. Carol’s goal is to make this fun and inspiring, while learning how to get to the next level of your growth! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/01/15/carol-arnold-oil-painting-class-feb-2018/
  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    Claflin Hill Russian Romance

    7:30pm Milford Town Hall 52 Main Street Milford, MA 01757 The BVAA, in conjunction with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, is offering a fun night of art and music! The orchestra provides the music while the BVAA provides the art! Come enjoy the shows! Full Details: http://bvaa.org/2017/10/04/claflin-hill-russian-romance-art-music-feb-3-2018/
  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    Choco l’Art Show

    10am - 2pm Whitinsville Social Library 17 Church Street Whitinsville, MA Our 2018 Choco l’Art show is the perfect melding of chocolate and art! Details for the 2018 Choco l'Art Show Reception
  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    Cyanotype Workshop 1

    10am - noon BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA Come on out and enjoy this fun hands-on workshop! This workshop teaches you all about cyanotypes. Cyanotypes are an early form of photography. We'll explain how they're made. We'll explore the different types of cyanotypes you can make. Then we go hands-on. Details: Cyanotype Workshop
  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    Macro Photography Workshop

    1-3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA Macro photography is all about appreciating the small things in life. The details. It draws one in to being mindful about the tiny items which might otherwise go unnoticed. The eyes of a bumblebee. The details of a flower petal. The curve of a watch gear. If you’ve got a cellphone or a camera, bring it along to play. If you don’t, that’s fine! You can watch, learn, and enjoy the experience. All are welcome, and it’s free! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/01/14/macro-photography-workshop-sat-2-3-18/
  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    2018 BVAA Art-Poetry Show Reception

    3:30 - 5:30pm Worcester Public Library, Main Branch 3 Salem Square Worcester, MA 01608 The Blackstone Valley Art Association Art and Poetry show is a creative combination of the written word and visual images. Each artist gives a poet a work of art that the poet is inspired by. The poet gives the artist a poem which the artist brings to life. Come on out to see the works and enjoy the poetry! Reception Details: Art-Poetry 2018 Reception
  • Mon
    05
    Feb
    2018

    Carol Arnold Monthly Critique

    6:30pm - done BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA Carol Arnold, a member of Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik’s Putney Painters, is starting a monthly critique session at the Uxbridge Gallery on the 1st Monday of each month. The session will start at 6:30pm and run until all works are fully discussed. You can bring in 2-3 pieces of work in progress for a learning critique. This is open to the public. There is a $5 fee to have your works reviewed. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/01/15/carol-arnold-monthly-critique-feb-2018/
  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2018

    Cyanotype Workshop 2

    10am - noon BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA Come on out and enjoy this fun hands-on workshop! This workshop teaches you all about cyanotypes. Cyanotypes are an early form of photography. We’ll explain how they’re made. We’ll explore the different types of cyanotypes you can make. Then we go hands-on. Details: BVAA Cyanotype Workshop
  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2018

    Lighting Photography Workshop

    1-3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA Light is the key to photography. Just how does light impact the photos you are taking? What happens when you use incandescent light, fluorescent light, or LED lights? How do they compare with sunlight? Bring your camera or cellphone and we’ll play with real life examples. If you don’t have a camera, that’s fine, just come and learn! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/01/14/lighting-photography-workshop-sat-feb-10-2018/
  • Sat
    17
    Feb
    2018

    Al Weems Selfie Workshop

    10am - noon BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 Al Weems is a professional photographer with decades of experience in portraits and photography. He knows how to take an image from 'typical' to 'exceptional'. Come on out for a hands-on workshop on capturing that perfect selfie - just in time for the 2018 BVAA Selfie Show! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/01/15/al-weems-selfie-workshop-sat-feb-17-2018/
  • Sat
    17
    Feb
    2018

    Abstract Photography Workshop

    1-3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA Abstract photography lets you see beyond the obvious. You examine the details. Step back for a wider view. Break shapes down into lines and angles and curves. If you’ve got a cellphone or a camera, bring it along to play. If you don’t, that’s fine! You can watch, learn, and enjoy the experience. All are welcome, and it’s free! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/02/06/abstract-photography-workshop-sat-2-17-18/
  • Tue
    20
    Feb
    2018

    Critique Session

    6:30-9pm Uxbridge Community Gallery, 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA. Our February 2018 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 20th from 6:30-9pm at the Uxbridge Community Gallery, 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA. 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. The topic of this hands-on workshop is: Topic: Critique Session Instructor: the full group http://bvaa.org/2017/10/05/february-2018-monthly-meeting-critique-session/
  • Thu
    22
    Feb
    2018

    Milford TV Art Show Mar-Apr 2018

    6-8pm The Milford TV Station is at: 138 South Main Street Milford, MA Every two months we rotate the art show at the Milford TV Station. We arrange our drop-offs on the last Thursday of the month preceding the show. The drop-off for the upcoming March-April 2018 show on the theme of “Spring Joy” is Thursday, February 22 from 6-8pm. http://bvaa.org/2017/10/05/milford-tv-art-show-mar-apr-2018-spring-joy/
  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018

    Portrait Photography Workshop

    10am - noon BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA What’s involved in taking a lovely portrait? How does color differ from black and white in bringing out a personality? How does lighting, background, and other details make a difference? Come play with faces in this fun workshop! Bring your camera or cellphone – if you have neither, that’s fine too. The more faces the better for this workshop! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/01/15/portrait-photography-workshop-sat-feb-24-2018/
  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018

    Street Photography Workshop

    1-3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA Street photography isn’t standing in the middle of the road and taking photos of the street! That would be dangerous :). Street photography is about documenting life on the street. The mom taking her kids to the pizza place for lunch. The elderly widow heading to the coffee shop to sit and read. Where are people going? What are they thinking? Street photography catches a glimpse into other lives. Bring your cameras and cellphones or just come to participate as a person-on-the-street! All are welcome. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/01/15/street-photography-workshop-sat-feb-24-2018/
  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018

    Teen Photography Selfie Show Dropoff

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring the 2018 Teen Photography Selfie Show – this show is open to the public! All styles of cameras and cellphone images are warmly welcome! To submit your entries use our BVAA Online Submission Form. The deadline to submit is 3pm on Saturday, February 24th, 2018. Work must be dropped off by Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 3pm. All work which is brought in will be hung (as long as it is family-friendly). Details: http://bvaa.org/2017/12/01/2018-teen-photography-selfie-show/
  • Sun
    25
    Feb
    2018

    Basic Photography Course Week 1

    10am - noon BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 This basic photography class starts from the very beginning. It covers pressing those buttons on your camera. It presents hands-on practice to learn how f/stop is different from shutter speed and how they relate to each other. You’ll play with the rule of thirds and leading lines. You’ll learn fun tricks that bring life and interest to your images. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/01/28/basic-photography-class-feb-18-to-mar-11-2018/
  • Thu
    01
    Mar
    2018

    Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class

    6-9pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 Carol Arnold, a member of Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik’s Putney Painters, is now offering oil painting classes at the Uxbridge Alternatives Gallery! All levels welcomed. The focus will be on drawing, edges, values and color. Carol’s goal is to make this fun and inspiring, while learning how to get to the next level of your growth! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/02/12/carol-arnold-oil-painting-class-march-2018/
  • Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018

    Claflin Hill Iberian Legends

    4-6pm Milford Town Hall 52 Main Street Milford, MA 01757 The BVAA, in conjunction with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, is offering a fun night of art and music! The orchestra provides the music while the BVAA provides the art! Details: http://bvaa.org/2017/10/04/claflin-hill-iberian-legends-art-music-mar-3-2018/
  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018

    Anything Goes Pickup

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA Time for everyone to pick up their photography from the Anything Goes Photography Show! Details: http://bvaa.org/2017/10/21/6th-annual-anything-goes-photography-show/
  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018

    Open Paint Session

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge MA Open paint! All are welcome! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/02/26/open-paint-session-sat-march-3-2018/
  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018
    Sun
    04
    Mar
    2018

    AuthorStock 2018

    noon-5pm Millbury Barnes & Noble The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley Millbury, MA It’s here! That amazing time of year! It’s AuthorStock 2018, happening Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 4th, 2018. There are workshops, readings, seminars, how-tos, and much more! A share of proceeds benefits the Blackstone Valley Art Association! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/02/26/authorstock-2018-sat-march-3-and-sun-march-4/
  • Sun
    04
    Mar
    2018

    Basic Photography Course Week 2

    10am - noon BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 This basic photography class starts from the very beginning. It covers pressing those buttons on your camera. It presents hands-on practice to learn how f/stop is different from shutter speed and how they relate to each other. You’ll play with the rule of thirds and leading lines. You’ll learn fun tricks that bring life and interest to your images. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/01/28/basic-photography-class-feb-18-to-mar-11-2018/
  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018

    Massachusetts Show Reception 2018

    4-7pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 The Blackstone Valley Art Association is proud to celebrate its March 2018 show on the theme of “Massachusetts”! We are showcasing BVAA member photography and paintings on this topic. In addition, we are also featuring two local teenage artists as well! Congratulations to Morgann Conley and Ashley Labbe for their beautiful artistic photography! They submitted to our Teen Self Expression component of this show, and we’re proud to have them in our gallery! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/03/05/massachusetts-show-reception-2018/
  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018

    Minimalism Photography Workshop

    1-3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 There’s a fine line between abstract and minimalism. Often, abstract can present a minimalist image. Architecture can be minimalism. Even the curve of a throat can be minimalism. Play with minimalism and see how sometimes less can be more. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/03/05/minimalism-photography-workshop-sat-3-10-18/
  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018

    Open Paint Session

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 Explore your creativity! Come join us for an open paint session. Come and go whenever you wish in the 10am to 3pm time period. Bring your own supplies or we’ll have watercolors available for those without. It’s fine to bring a snack if you want. There’s food options right next door, too. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/03/05/open-paint-session-sat-march-10-2018/
  • Sun
    11
    Mar
    2018

    Basic Photography Course Week 3

    10am - noon BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 This basic photography class starts from the very beginning. It covers pressing those buttons on your camera. It presents hands-on practice to learn how f/stop is different from shutter speed and how they relate to each other. You’ll play with the rule of thirds and leading lines. You’ll learn fun tricks that bring life and interest to your images. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/01/28/basic-photography-class-feb-18-to-mar-11-2018/
  • Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018

    2018 BVAA Art-Poetry Show Reception

    noon-2pm Blackstone Public Library 86 Main Street Blackstone, MA The Blackstone Valley Art Association Art and Poetry show is a creative combination of the written word and visual images. Each artist gives a poet a work of art that the poet is inspired by. The poet gives the artist a poem which the artist brings to life. Come on out to see the works and enjoy the poetry! Be sure to come out for our show’s opening reception on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from noon to 2pm. Meet the poets, chat with the artists, and learn more about this fun process! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/03/05/2018-bvaa-art-poetry-show-reception-sat-mar-17/
  • Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018

    Open Paint Session

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 Explore your creativity! Come join us for an open paint session. Come and go whenever you wish in the 10am to 3pm time period. Bring your own supplies or we’ll have watercolors available for those without. It’s fine to bring a snack if you want. There’s food options right next door, too. Ask with any questions! Teens and up are welcome – we warmly welcome beginners! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/03/05/open-paint-session-sat-march-17-2018/
  • Sun
    18
    Mar
    2018

    Basic Photography Course Week 4

    10am - noon BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 This basic photography class starts from the very beginning. It covers pressing those buttons on your camera. It presents hands-on practice to learn how f/stop is different from shutter speed and how they relate to each other. You’ll play with the rule of thirds and leading lines. You’ll learn fun tricks that bring life and interest to your images. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/01/28/basic-photography-class-feb-18-to-mar-11-2018/
  • Tue
    20
    Mar
    2018

    Open Paint and Carol Arnold Critique

    6:30pm – 9pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 If you’re interested in painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect evening for you! There’s going to be music, wine, laughter, creativity, and of course painting and drawing! http://bvaa.org/2018/03/16/open-paint-and-carol-arnold-critique-mar-20-2018/
  • Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018

    Sculpture with Robert Collins

    6:30-9pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery, 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA. Our March 2018 monthly meeting will be held on FRIDAY, March 23rd from 6:30-9pm at the Uxbridge Community Gallery, 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA. 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. The topic of this hands-on workshop is: Topic: Sculpture Instructor: Robert Collins Details: http://bvaa.org/2017/10/07/march-2018-monthly-meeting-sculpture-with-robert-collins/
  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018

    Holga Photography Workshop

    1-3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 This two-part workshop INCLUDES THE CAMERA AND FILM. The price for the workshop gets you your very own Holga 120N film camera and two rolls of 120 medium-format film. The first workshop steps you through preparing your camera, loading it, and how to take photos. The follow-up workshop answers any questions you have and has a photo shoot. If a person can only come to one or the other, they will get prepared and set up with their camera at that session. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/02/16/holga-photography-workshop-mar-26-and-31-2018/
  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018

    Open Paint Session

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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! http://bvaa.org/2018/03/15/open-paint-session-sat-march-24-2018/
  • Mon
    26
    Mar
    2018

    Submission Deadline Spring Show

    midnight Amazing Things Gallery 160 Hollis Street Framingham, MA 01702 The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring its annual BVAA Spectacular Spring Show – this is our sixtieth year! The show is open to all BVAA members. If you’re not yet a BVAA member, now’s the time to join us – this is an amazing gallery and opportunity! http://bvaa.org/2018/01/01/bvaa-spring-show-2018-at-amazing-things/
  • Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    Holga Photography Workshop

    1-3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 This two-part workshop INCLUDES THE CAMERA AND FILM. The price for the workshop gets you your very own Holga 120N film camera and two rolls of 120 medium-format film. The first workshop steps you through preparing your camera, loading it, and how to take photos. The follow-up workshop answers any questions you have and has a photo shoot. If a person can only come to one or the other, they will get prepared and set up with their camera at that session. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/02/16/holga-photography-workshop-mar-26-and-31-2018/
  • Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    Open Paint Session with Giselle

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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! http://bvaa.org/2018/03/15/open-paint-session-with-giselle-sat-march-24-2018/
  • Mon
    02
    Apr
    2018

    Open Paint and Carol Arnold Critique

    6:30-9pm

    BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery
    5 South Main Street
    Uxbridge, MA 01569

    If you’re interested in painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect evening for you! There’s going to be music, wine, laughter, creativity, and of course painting and drawing! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/03/26/open-paint-and-carol-arnold-critique-april-2-2018/

  • Wed
    04
    Apr
    2018

    Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class

    6-9pm

    BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery
    5 South Main Street
    Uxbridge, MA 01569

    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! http://bvaa.org/2018/03/26/carol-arnold-oil-painting-class-april-2018/

  • Thu
    05
    Apr
    2018

    Spectacular Spring Show Reception

    6-8pm

    Amazing Things Gallery
    160 Hollis Street
    Framingham, MA 01702

    The Blackstone Valley Art Association is presenting its annual BVAA Spectacular Spring Show - this is our sixtieth year! Come on out and celebrate with our spectacular reception! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/03/12/bvaa-spectacular-spring-show-2018-reception/

  • Thu
    05
    Apr
    2018

    Open Paint Session with Pet Portraits

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 We have a special treat this Saturday. Talented BVAA member Betty Havens will be in the gallery painting on-demand pet portraits while you wait! Just bring a photo or cellphone image of your pet, and in about fifteen minutes Betty will have your custom portrait painted for you! Perfect for framing and hanging! http://bvaa.org/2018/04/05/open-paint-session-with-pet-portraits-sat-april-5-2018/
  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018

    Art-Poetry Show Reception

    7-9pm Millbury Barnes & Noble The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley 70 Worcester Providence Turnpike #5 Millbury, MA 01527 Be sure to come out for our show’s public reception on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 7 to 9pm. Meet the poets, chat with the artists, and learn more about this fun process! We’ll have poetry readings and fun discussion. All ages are warmly welcomed! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/03/26/2018-bvaa-art-poetry-show-reception-fri-april-6/
  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018

    Instagram for Artists

    1-3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 Instagram is an amazingly powerful social network – and it is ALL about images. Every single post is an image with a description. This is perfect for artists. http://bvaa.org/2018/04/05/instagram-for-artists-workshop-april-7-2018/
  • Sat
    14
    Apr
    2018

    Open Paint Session with Pet Portraits

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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! We have a special treat this Saturday. Talented BVAA member Betty Havens will be in the gallery painting on-demand pet portraits while you wait! Just bring a photo or cellphone image of your pet, and in about fifteen minutes Betty will have your custom portrait painted for you! Perfect for framing and hanging! http://bvaa.org/2018/04/12/open-paint-session-with-pet-portraits-sat-april-14-2018/
  • Sat
    14
    Apr
    2018

    Twitter for Artists Workshop

    1-3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 Twitter is an amazingly powerful social network – it reaches millions upon millions of viewers. Images play a key part of the Twitter environment. With Twitter you can share the artwork you’re working on, let people know about shows you’re in, build up your fan base, and make sales. Best of all, it’s free. Just like this workshop! http://bvaa.org/2018/04/12/twitter-for-artists-workshop-april-14-2018/
  • Tue
    17
    Apr
    2018

    Hand Coloring Black and White Photos

    6:30-9pm Uxbridge Community Gallery, 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA. Our April 2018 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 17th from 6:30-9pm at the Uxbridge Community Gallery, 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA. 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. The topic of this hands-on workshop is: Topic: Hand Coloring Black and White Photos Instructor: Carol Frieswick http://bvaa.org/2017/10/08/april-2018-monthly-meeting-hand-coloring-black-and-white-photos/
  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018

    EditFest with Dennis Smith

    9am - 12 noon BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 In the spirit of Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” we are holding an editing challenge where we will edit any picture you bring in. Have a landscape that doesn’t pop? A portrait that looks green? A room interior where the walls tip crazy? Bring ’em on. This event is FREE and open to the public! All are welcome! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/03/15/editfest-with-dennis-smith-apr-21-2018/
  • Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018

    Open Paint Session

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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! http://bvaa.org/2018/04/25/open-paint-session-sat-april-28-2018/
  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018

    Watercolors Then and Now Submission Deadline

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring the “Watercolors Then and Now” show to celebrate all past and present BVAA members and their watercolors. The deadline to submit is 3pm on Saturday, May 5th, 2018. Work must be dropped off either on Saturday, April 28th or Saturday, May 5th between 10am and 3pm. Details: http://bvaa.org/2017/12/15/watercolors-then-and-now-art-show/
  • Fri
    11
    May
    2018

    Watercolors Then and Now Art Show Reception

    5-7pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA The opening reception will be Friday, May 11th, 2018 from 5-7. Invite family and friends - all are welcome! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/04/09/watercolor-reception/
  • Sat
    12
    May
    2018

    Uxbridge SketchFest and Art Festival

    9am - 3pm 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA All are welcome to our celebration of Uxbridge! Uxbridge SketchFest and Art Festival details
  • Tue
    15
    May
    2018

    Spring Pot Luck Party

    6:30pm - 9pm Uxbridge Community Gallery, 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA. Our May 2018 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 15th from 6:30-9pm at the Uxbridge Community Gallery, 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA. This is our annual Spring Pot Luck Dinner. All members are welcome to attend! Our meetings cover BVAA organization business from 6:30-7:00pm and then go into the eating and celebrating. We are still planning out how we will handle the food. Usually we do a pot luck. We’ll let you know the plans as we get closer! http://bvaa.org/2017/10/08/may-2018-monthly-meeting-spring-pot-luck/
  • Sat
    26
    May
    2018

    String Art and Open Paint Session

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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! Plus we’ll experiment with string art! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! If the weather is nice out, we’ll also do an Uxbridge SketchFest. We have the maps all ready. We just need some sunshine! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/05/21/string-art-and-open-paint-session-sat-may-26-2018/
  • Thu
    07
    Jun
    2018

    Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class

    6-9pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 NOTE: This class will focus on still life. Bring what you’d like to paint and your light and Carol will see you there! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/06/05/carol-arnold-oil-painting-class-june-2018/
  • Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018

    Sutton Common Art Festival

    10am - 3pm Sutton Common Sutton MA We'll have a tent and table. Bring along bin art, cards, a chair to sit on, and even some paints or pencils to make art with! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/05/30/sutton-common-art-festival-sat-june-9th/
  • Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018

    2018 Premier Image Gallery Open Show

    9am - noon Premier Image Gallery 290 Eliot Street Ashland MA 01721 The Premier Image Gallery in Ashland, Massachusetts is having its 2018 Summer Show! This will be a joint show between the Blackstone Valley Art Association and two other local art groups. There will be cash prizes! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/05/30/2018-premier-image-gallery-open-show/
  • Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018

    For the Birds Art Show Submission Deadline

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring the “For the Birds” show to celebrate the joy of our feathered friends! All members are warmly encouraged to participate. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/05/21/for-the-birds-art-show/
  • Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018

    Yoga in an Art Gallery

    3-4pm BVAA Uxbridge Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge MA Yoga brings calm relaxation. Art lifts us to a higher level. The combination of yoga and art is delightfully perfect! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/05/30/yoga-in-an-art-gallery/
  • Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018

    Plein Air at Foxfire Farm

    8am - noon Foxfire Farm in Uxbridge We are limited to 12 people because of parking. Be sure to register! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/05/30/plein-air-at-foxfire-farm-uxbridge-sat-6-16/
  • Fri
    22
    Jun
    2018

    For the Birds Art Show Reception

    5-7pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring the “For the Birds” show to celebrate the joy of our feathered friends! The opening reception will be Friday, June 22nd, 2018 from 5-7. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/05/21/for-the-birds-art-show-reception/
  • Sat
    30
    Jun
    2018

    Open Paint and Card Creation

    10am - 3pm

    BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery
    5 South Main Street
    Uxbridge, MA 01569

    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!

    Our special feature for this Saturday will be CARD CREATION. This will help you prepare for the many summertime festivals. Bring in your 4×6 photos or artwork items. We’ll have the supplies on hand to help you turn those into cards. You can either use the slide-into-frame variety or the glue-on-front variety. We’ll have plastic bags, too. You’ll just pay the base cost for the supplies you use. It ranges between 30 cents to $1 or so per card, depending in you go with the inexpensive or fancy style. We’ll have a range to choose from.

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    Open Paint and Card Creation
  • Sat
    30
    Jun
    2018

    The Art of Yoga – Yoga in the Art Gallery

    3-4pm 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA Yoga enhances insight and fosters calm relaxation. Art fills us with inspiration and lifts us to a higher level. The entwining of yoga and art brings your creativity and energy into harmony! Talented yoga instructor and BVAA member Christine Beauchaine hosts a weekly yoga class at the BVAA Uxbridge Gallery at 5 South Main Street. The classes are held Saturdays from 3-4pm. The gallery is open for painting and relaxation from 10am to 3pm on Saturdays, so feel free to come early for the art and then stay for the yoga! Full details: The Art of Yoga – Yoga in the Art Gallery
  • Thu
    05
    Jul
    2018

    Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class

    6-9pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/06/19/carol-arnold-oil-painting-class-july-2018/
  • Fri
    06
    Jul
    2018

    Free Fun Friday

    10am - 3pm You get to choose! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/07/02/free-fun-friday-museums-friday-july-6-2018/
  • Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018

    Open Paint and Calligraphy

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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! Our special feature for this Saturday will be Calligraphy. I have a great book “Illuminated Letters Sketchbook” with every letter of the alphabet available. I’ll have tracing paper and watercolor paper. You can trace and then paint / color in the letters. We’ll also have a big-screen TV to watch calligraphy videos on, pens, and other how-to books. If you have your own pens, bring them along! It’ll be great! If the weather is nice out, we’ll also do an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready. We just need some sunshine! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/07/03/open-paint-and-calligraphy-sat-july-7-2018/
  • Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018

    Yoga in the Art Gallery

    3-4pm 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA Yoga enhances insight and fosters calm relaxation. Art fills us with inspiration and lifts us to a higher level. The entwining of yoga and art brings your creativity and energy into harmony! Talented yoga instructor and BVAA member Christine Beauchaine hosts a weekly yoga class at the BVAA Uxbridge Gallery at 5 South Main Street. The classes are held Saturdays from 3-4pm. The gallery is open for painting and relaxation from 10am to 3pm on Saturdays, so feel free to come early for the art and then stay for the yoga! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/06/19/the-art-of-yoga-yoga-in-the-art-gallery-7-7-18/
  • Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018

    Plein Air at Artemas Ward

    9:00am to 3:00pm Artemas Ward House Shrewsbury MA Bring a snack, water and painting supplies. FYI, there is a great family restaurant and take out called Dean Park Pizza that is walking distance away. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/06/22/plein-air-at-artemas-ward-house-shrewsbury-ma-july-7-2018/
  • Tue
    17
    Jul
    2018

    Boosting Creativity II

    6:30-9pm Uxbridge Community Gallery, 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA. This workshop will be a fun adventure. We’ll have a number of different items on hand for you to work with. You can play with whatever one you want. You could also bring paints / etc. to create in your own way. Full details: http://bvaa.org/2018/07/17/july-2018-monthly-meeting-boosting-creativity-ii/
  • Sat
    21
    Jul
    2018

    Open Paint Session

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/07/16/open-paint-sat-july-21-2018/
  • Sat
    28
    Jul
    2018

    Open Paint

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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, we’ll also do an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready. We just need some sunshine! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/07/28/open-paint-sat-july-28-2018/
  • Thu
    02
    Aug
    2018

    Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class

    6-9pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/07/18/carol-arnold-oil-painting-class-august-2018/
  • Sat
    04
    Aug
    2018

    Free Open Paint Workshop

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/08/03/open-paint-sat-aug-4-2018/
  • Sat
    04
    Aug
    2018

    Ashton Mills Plein Air / Photography

    10am Ashton Mills 51 Front St Cumberland, RI 02864 We’ll start at 10am – this is a CASUAL event. Carol Frieswick will be on hand at 10am to greet people and answer any questions about the BVAA. Feel free to come whenever you wish and to stay for however long you’re entertained. Bring paints, cameras, notebooks – whatever strikes your fancy! Across the street is the The Captain Wilbur Kelly House Museum which has great exhibits about the mills. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/07/31/ashton-mills-plein-air-photography-sat-aug-4-celebrating-the-blackstone/
  • Sun
    05
    Aug
    2018

    Millville Canal Lock Photography Workshop

    10am St. John’s Episcopal Parish Church 49 Central Street, Millville Come on out with us to get a solid look at this amazing part of our history! The Millville Canal Lock is the most complete remaining lock on the canal. You can imagine what it would have been like to live in a time where sailing up and down the canal was the easiest way to travel. You’ll be led by talented photographer Bob Evans, whose photographic travels span the globe. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/07/13/millville-canal-lock-photography-workshop-celebrating-the-blackstone/
  • Sat
    11
    Aug
    2018

    Open Paint Session

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/08/09/open-paint-sat-aug-11-2018/
  • Wed
    15
    Aug
    2018

    Light Painting Photography Workshop

    7:15pm 206 North Main Street Millbury MA Lisa has a PixelStick which is an amazing device to do long-exposure photography with in the darker hours. We’ll play with it and have some fun! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/07/31/light-painting-photography-workshop-millbury-bike-path/
  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2018

    Plein Air at Foppema’s

    8:00am to noon https://www.facebook.com/foppemasfarm/ All active BVAA members are welcome to come paint for a day on the grounds of this beautiful farm. http://bvaa.org/2018/07/03/plein-air-at-foppemas-farm-sutton-aug-18-2018/
  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2018

    Open Paint

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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, we’ll also do an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready. We just need some sunshine! http://bvaa.org/2018/08/14/open-paint-and-yoga-sat-august-18-2018/
  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2018

    Yoga in the Art Gallery

    3-4pm 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA Yoga enhances insight and fosters calm relaxation. Art fills us with inspiration and lifts us to a higher level. The entwining of yoga and art brings your creativity and energy into harmony! Talented yoga instructor and BVAA member Christine Beauchaine hosts a weekly yoga class at the BVAA Uxbridge Gallery at 5 South Main Street. The classes are held Saturdays from 3-4pm. The gallery is open for painting and relaxation from 10am to 3pm on Saturdays, so feel free to come early for the art and then stay for the yoga! http://bvaa.org/2018/08/14/the-art-of-yoga-yoga-in-the-art-gallery-aug-18-2018/
  • Sun
    19
    Aug
    2018

    Millbury Bike Path Photography Workshop

    10am - noon We’re meeting at the bike path parking lot. It’s immediately across the highway from the Blackstone Shoppes, on that same road that leads into the Shoppes. So if you look on Google for: 206 North Main Street Millbury MA It’s a fantastic photography workshop with the talented Al Weems! The Millbury Bike Path is part of the plans for a long bike path / walking path / celebration of the entire Blackstone River from Worcester, MA to Pawtucket, RI. The stretch which is complete in the Millbury area starts at a parking lot near the Blackstone Shoppes mall complex and goes north along the river to the parking lot with the WalMart in Worcester. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/07/31/millbury-bike-path-photography-workshop/
  • Mon
    20
    Aug
    2018

    Sunflower Show Submission Deadline

    midnight Booklovers’ Gourmet 55 E Main St Webster, MA 01570 Get your sunflower submissions in for our Booklovers' Gourmet sunflower show! Details: http://bvaa.org/2017/12/15/2018-bvaa-sunflower-show-at-the-booklovers-gourmet/
  • Mon
    20
    Aug
    2018

    Cyanotype Show Submission Deadline

    midnight online Please email JPGs of your cyanotypes with approximate sizes to Lisa Shea by midnight Monday, August 20th, 2018 for her to figure out how many pieces from each person we can fit. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/06/22/cyanotype-show-worcester-senior-center/
  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018

    Show of Hands Submission Deadline

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring our second annual “Show of Hands” open art show! The public is warmly invited to participate! This show is open to all forms of artistic expression EXCEPT photography. It is the counterpoint to our photography-only show in January. We would love to see watercolors, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, sculptures, pottery, mixed media, drawings, pastels, and other non-photographic forms of artwork. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/06/15/2nd-annual-show-of-hands-open-art-show/
  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018

    Plein Air at River Bend Farm with Michael Graves

    9:30am - 2pm River Bend Farm 287 Oak Street Uxbridge, MA Talented, amazing artist Michael Graves has showcased his art in the Massachusetts State House as well as in countless galleries. He’ll be leading our adventure today! He’ll begin with a short demo, so you can see what plein air painting is all about. Then he’ll offer advice and suggestions as you all explore your painting skills! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/07/31/plein-air-at-river-bend-farm-with-michael-graves/
  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018

    Open Paint Session

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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, we’ll also do an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready. We just need some sunshine! Note there IS YOGA IN THE GALLERY THIS WEEK!! Come join us for yoga!! So the gallery will close at 4pm. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/08/22/open-paint-and-yoga-sat-august-25-2018/
  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018

    The Art of Yoga – Yoga in the Art Gallery

    3-4pm 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA Yoga enhances insight and fosters calm relaxation. Art fills us with inspiration and lifts us to a higher level. The entwining of yoga and art brings your creativity and energy into harmony! Talented yoga instructor and BVAA member Christine Beauchaine hosts a weekly yoga class at the BVAA Uxbridge Gallery at 5 South Main Street. The classes are held Saturdays from 3-4pm. The gallery is open for painting and relaxation from 10am to 3pm on Saturdays, so feel free to come early for the art and then stay for the yoga! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/08/22/the-art-of-yoga-yoga-in-the-art-gallery-aug-25-2018/
  • Sun
    26
    Aug
    2018

    Millbury Bike Path Photography Workshop

    10am - noon We’re meeting at the MIDDLE Millbury bike path parking lot. It is immediately across the street from the Valu Gas Station at: 1255 Millbury Street Worcester, MA Come on out for a free, fun photography workshop along the Blackstone River! The Millbury Bike Path is part of the plans for a long bike path / walking path / celebration of the entire Blackstone River from Worcester, MA to Pawtucket, RI. The stretch which is complete in the Millbury area starts at a parking lot near the Blackstone Shoppes mall complex and goes north along the river to the parking lot with the WalMart in Worcester. It’s quite an interesting bike path. It wends along the Blackstone River quite a lot, so you get good images of the ducks, turtles, beavers, and other creatures. There are a number of train bridges and walking bridges to get photos of. Plus, the Blackstone River goes right along the train lines here, so there’s ample opportunity to get cool photos or drawings of the trains in various configurations. On our first two trips here we did the southern stretch of the trail, so this time we’ll do the northern stretch. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/08/22/millbury-bike-path-photography-workshop-2/
  • Thu
    30
    Aug
    2018

    Autumn Splendour Milford TV

    6-8pm The Milford TV Station is at: 138 South Main Street Milford, MA Every two months we rotate the art show at the Milford TV Station. We arrange our drop-offs on the last Thursday of the month preceding the show. The drop-off for the upcoming September-October 2018 show on the theme of “Autumn Splendour” is Thursday, August 30th from 6-8pm. This date is also the reception (and take down) for the existing “Good Ole Summertime” show. Please try to wait until the end of the evening before you take your art off the walls. That way people who come to the reception to see the show are able to see all the art. If you’re not able to make it for the reception date, please wait until after the reception to stop by and retrieve your art. The public is warmly welcome and encouraged to attend the art reception! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/08/01/milford-tv-art-show-sep-oct-2018-autumn-splendour/
  • Sun
    02
    Sep
    2018

    Watercolor Workshop – Blackstone Gorge

    10am - noon 66 County Street Blackstone, MA We’ll meet at 10am and paint for an hour or two. If you want to stay longer, or show up later for light reasons, that’s quite fine! This is a casual, relaxing painting and photography day. http://bvaa.org/2018/07/31/watercolor-workshop-blackstone-gorge-sun-aug-12/
  • Thu
    06
    Sep
    2018

    Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class

    6-9pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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. http://bvaa.org/2018/08/14/carol-arnold-oil-painting-class-september-2018/
  • Fri
    07
    Sep
    2018

    Show of Hands Reception

    5-7pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 The opening reception will be Friday, September 7th, 2018 from 5-7. Invite family and friends – all are welcome! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/06/15/2nd-annual-show-of-hands-open-art-show/
  • Sat
    08
    Sep
    2018

    River Bend Farm Sketching Workshop

    9:30am – 11:30am River Bend Farm Website 287 Oak Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 NEW DATE! MARK YOUR CALENDAR! We have rescheduled this to Saturday, September 8th, 2018. Come on out and join us! 9:30am – 11:30am! River Bend Farm is a beautiful location alongside the Blackstone Canal in Uxbridge. There’s a lovely walking path, several bridges, along with ample turtles and other wildlife. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/07/13/river-bend-farm-sketching-workshop-celebrating-the-blackstone/
  • Sat
    08
    Sep
    2018

    Open Paint Session

    11am - 2:30pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 NOTE THE SHORTER HOURS DUE TO OVERLAPPING EVENTS! 11am to 2:30pm! 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! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/09/05/open-paint-sat-sept-8-2018/
  • Sat
    08
    Sep
    2018

    Sunflower Reception

    2-4pm Booklovers’ Gourmet 55 E Main St Webster, MA 01570 The reception will be 2-4pm on Saturday, September 8th. Details: http://bvaa.org/2017/12/15/2018-bvaa-sunflower-show-at-the-booklovers-gourmet/
  • Sat
    15
    Sep
    2018

    Day in the Park

    10am - 4pm Hopedale Common Hopedale MA The 29th Annual Hopedale Day in the Park is on Saturday September 15th, 2018! The festival runs from 10am to 4pm. There is a music stage, food stations, games, laughter, an art show, and lots of booths celebrating crafts! It’s fun for the entire family! Details: Hopedale Day in the Park
  • Sat
    15
    Sep
    2018

    Open Paint Session

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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! Details: Open Paint 9/15
  • Sun
    16
    Sep
    2018

    Ashton Mills Plein Air / Photography

    10am - noon Ashton Mills 51 Front St Cumberland, RI 02864 We’ll start at 10am – this is a CASUAL event. Lisa Shea will be on hand at 10am to greet people and answer any questions about the BVAA. Feel free to come whenever you wish and to stay for however long you’re entertained. Bring paints, cameras, sketch notebooks – whatever strikes your fancy! Across the street is the The Captain Wilbur Kelly House Museum which has great exhibits about the mills. Details: Ashton Mills Plein Air / Photography
  • Tue
    18
    Sep
    2018

    Sept Monthly Meeting - Carol Arnold - Oil Painting Demo

    6:30-9pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA The topic of this hands-on workshop is: Topic: Still Life Oil Painting Demo Moderator: Carol Arnold Our meetings cover BVAA organization business from 6:30-7:00pm and then go into the workshop part of the evening. Carol Arnold is an amazing oil painter. Come watch her FREE demo! Details: Sept 2018 Monthly Meeting
  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018

    Open Paint Session

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/09/21/open-paint-sat-sept-22-2018/
  • Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018

    Fall Show Deadline

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring our annual members-only Fall Show! This show is open to all forms of artwork on any theme. It will be judged for cash prizes. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/06/15/bvaa-2018-fall-show/
  • Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018

    Open Paint Session

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 http://bvaa.org/2018/10/02/open-paint-sat-oct-6-2018/
  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018

    Fall Show Reception

    5-7pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 http://bvaa.org/2018/06/15/bvaa-2018-fall-show/
  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018

    Open Paint

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/10/13/open-paint-sat-oct-13-2018/
  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018

    Open Paint Session

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/10/20/open-paint-sat-oct-20-2018/
  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018

    Small Works Dropoff Milford TV

    6-8pm Milford TV Station 138 South Main Street Milford, MA http://www.milfordtv.net/ “Small Works” simply means any smaller-sized items you might want to feature. Many people come through the Milford TV station looking for holiday gifts, and smaller-sized items are more likely to sell. “Small” is of course relative. If you normally make all your artwork in 5×7 size, that is perfect. If you normally make massive 3-feet by 5-feet images, you might want to scale it down a bit for this show. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/10/24/milford-tv-art-show-nov-dec-2018-small-works/
  • Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018

    Macabre Costume Party

    5-7pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 It’s creepy and it’s kooky! Mysterious and spooky! For one night and one day only, the BVAA will hold a pop-up show and Halloween costume party at our Alternatives Uxbridge location! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/10/07/4th-annual-bvaa-macabre-pop-up-art-show/
  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018

    Cubism with Dennis Smith

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 Saturday October 27th, 2018 will be cubist day in the gallery. We will focus on cubist interpretation of a still life that Dennis Smith will set up. If you prefer, you can paint it in any style and with our favorite media. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/10/17/cubism-with-dennis-smith-sat-oct-27-2018/
  • Mon
    29
    Oct
    2018

    Worcester Holiday Show Deadline

    midnight Worcester Senior Center 128 Providence St Worcester, MA 01604 The Blackstone Valley Art Association is featuring a holiday show for the months of November and December 2018 at the Worcester Senior Center. All active BVAA members are welcome to participate. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/10/15/holiday-show-2018-worcester-senior-center/
  • Sat
    10
    Nov
    2018

    Tapestry Art Show Deadline

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 The Blackstone Valley Art Association is proud to be a part of the 2018 Alternatives Community Tapestry Art Show! The public is warmly invited to participate! This show is open to all forms of artistic expression. We would love to see watercolors, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, sculptures, pottery, mixed media, drawings, pastels, photography, cyanotypes, and other forms of art. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/06/15/2018-alternatives-community-tapestry-art-show/
  • Sat
    10
    Nov
    2018

    Open Paint Session

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/11/09/open-paint-sat-nov-10-2018-card-making-pendant-making-instagram/
  • Sat
    17
    Nov
    2018

    Open Paint Card Making Pendant Making Facebook

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/11/14/open-paint-sat-nov-17-2018-card-making-pendant-making-facebook/
  • Tue
    20
    Nov
    2018

    November 2018 Monthly Meeting

    6:30-9pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA Oil Monotypes, or How a Painter Can Become a Printmaker Fast and Easy! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/11/09/november-2018-monthly-meeting-carolyn-letvin-monotypes/
  • Sat
    24
    Nov
    2018

    Small Shop Saturday

    10am - 3pm Throughout Uxbridge! Celebrate Small Shop Saturday! Every year, on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving, the world celebrates Small Shop Saturday. This wonderful event celebrates the local stores, artisans, authors, and other individuals which make our local areas so special. In 2018, Small Shop Saturday falls on Saturday, November 24th. Come on out to Uxbridge to celebrate the many small shops we have in town! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/11/15/small-shop-saturday-2018-sat-nov-24/
  • Thu
    29
    Nov
    2018

    Small Works Reception Milford TV

    6-8pm Milford TV Station 138 South Main Street Milford, MA Come on out to enjoy our Milford TV Station show “Small Works”! “Small Works” features smaller-sized items perfect for gift giving! We’ll also have prints and notecards on hand. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/11/15/small-works-reception-milford-tv-thu-nov-29-2018/
  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018

    Open Paint Session

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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 Tapestry Community Art Show is currently live! Come on out and see it! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/11/15/open-paint-sat-dec-1-2018/
  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018

    Uxbridge First Night / Tapestry Community Art Show Reception

    4-7pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 The Blackstone Valley Art Association is proud to be a part of the 2018 Alternatives / Open Sky Community Tapestry Art Show! This show is open to all forms of artistic expression, on all themes. We create a Tapestry of community expression. We showcase watercolors, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, sculptures, pottery, mixed media, drawings, pastels, photography, cyanotypes, and other forms of art. The celebratory reception for our Tapestry Community Art Show is on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 from 4-7pm! This is part of the Uxbridge First Night town-wide celebration! Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/11/15/uxbridge-first-night-tapestry-community-art-show-reception/
  • Thu
    06
    Dec
    2018

    Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class

    6-9pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569 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. Details: http://bvaa.org/2018/11/15/carol-arnold-oil-painting-class-december-2018/

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