We had a great year at the 2017 Hopedale Art Show. First, we had two of our members win Purchase Prize awards. Only three were awarded in total so that was pretty amazing!
And then we won a collection of awards as well!
The full list of winners for the 2017 Hopedale Art Show:
Acrylics / Oils
1 – Raymond Andreotti / Summer Cool
2 – Jennene Pasquarosa / A Look Away
3 – Elizabeth Havens / Watercolor
1 – Raymond Andreotti / Lobster Work
2 – Merilyn Rocks / Gentle Falls County Kildare, Ireland
3 – Deborah Bottomley / Buoy House
HM – Lisa Bailey / Preparation
1 – Beth Hoffer / Dory
2 – Judy Belben / The Eagle US Coast Guard Tall Ship
3 – Bob See / Resting
HM – Wilma Manning / Cape Cod at Dusk
1 – Libia Goncalves / Iguana
2 – Deborah Bottomley / Follow Me (Pastel)
3 – Karina James / A Day at the Beach
For the summer months of 2017 the Yankee Xpress and Blackstone Valley Xpress ran a contest for the very best rose photos.
Out of the four winners, two of them were BVAA members!
Here is Mike Zeis’s winning submission. Note that this is NOT a digital photo altered via Photoshop!
The original was taken with a medium-format (120) Bronica camera. He then scanned that film image into his computer. Then printed it, in reverse, onto wax paper, using an ink jet printer. Finally he pushed the inked wax paper page onto a damp piece of watercolor paper.
Talk about an artist!
He reports: “Now I consider the original to be a transitory image, ’cause the ink jet transfer is the finished piece.”
Here are others Mike has done:
Carol Dandrade also was chosen as a winner with her lovely entry.
Kudos to both!
Rose Contest Details
You can see the full newspaper with the winners on page 15 here –
Yankee Xpress September Issue
Works by BVAA alumni artist Sue Dion – she currently has a show at the Hanover Theater in Worcester – stop by to see her show! These are from her opening reception tonight, on June 29, 2017. The last two are from her private studio.
The Summer issue of the Mused Literary Review is live! FREE! Enjoy great poetry, short stories, photography, paintings, and more!
Mused Literary Review – Summer Solstice 2017 Issue
A BVAA member is looking for a watercolor painting mentor to provide suggestions and advice.
Let us know if you know somebody!
Congratulations to BVAA member Joe Altruda who was featured in the May issue of the Yankee Xpress!
Click on the image to see a larger version. Grab a copy at your local store!
Our featured BVAA Artist of the day is Linda DeFeudis. She paints in a variety of styles and is a poet as well.
Congrats to BVAA member for her article in the March 17, 2017 issue of the Blackstone Valley Xpress!
Full Gallery for Janet Aleid
Congrats to BVAA member Carol Dandrade for being featured in the Blackstone Valley Xpress with her bird photos!
Here’s some more of her images: