BVAA Winners at the 2017 Hopedale Art Show

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!

Don Iacovelli

Beverly Tinklenberg

And then we won a collection of awards as well!

Libia Goncalves

Judy Belben

Deb Bottomley

Bob See

Elizabeth Havens

Deb Bottomley

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

Mixed Media
1 – Libia Goncalves / Iguana
2 – Deborah Bottomley / Follow Me (Pastel)
3 – Karina James / A Day at the Beach

Yankee Xpress Rose Photo Winners

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

BVAA alumni artist Sue Dion

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 Get Lost Guide 2017 – Blackstone National Heritage Corridor

The 2017 “Get Lost Guiide” by the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is out! This free publication has over 100 pages of maps, photos, and information about the Blackstone Valley area.

It also features photos from a number of BVAA members!

The photos aren’t labeled by artist name, so these are the ones I personally know about. If anybody else is featured in this guide, please let me know!