Arts in Bloom Exhibit – Hopkinton Center for the Arts

From the Hopkinton Center for the Arts:

Arts in Bloom Exhibit Juried by Mim Brooks Fawcett
Chief Curator of the Attleboro Arts Museum
Exhibit: May 22 – June 22, 2017
Reception: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Hopkinton Center for the Arts Gallery, 98 Hayden Rowe St.

It is time for our popular seasonal open juried arts show — Arts in Bloom. Once again, the Hopkinton Garden Club will be providing beautiful one-of-a-kind floral arrangements to complement the prize-winning artwork on exhibit. Works do not have to have a floral component, but should reflect the theme of blooming in imagery, color, design or conceptual elements.

Fee: $35 for up to 3 entries, $25 for HCA Members.

Artwork in all media will be accepted for consideration, including photography, painting, mixed media, sculpture, and you-name-it!

Awards: 6 Cash prizes will be awarded.

Drop off up to 3 pieces of art: Friday, May 12, 3 -6pm; Saturday, May 13, 10am – 1pm.

Notification to artists of work accepted and not accepted into show: Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
Pick up Work Not Accepted into show: Friday, May 19, 3 -6pm; Saturday, May 20, 10am – 1pm
Pick up Work when show ends: Friday, June 23, 3 -6pm; Saturday, June 24, 10am – 1pm

Full Details:

Wrentham Arts on the Common 2017

Arts on the Common 2017
Saturday June 3, 2017 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wrentham Town Common,
Routes 1A and 140, Wrentham Center go to Boards and Committees, Arts on the Common

Arts on the Common- General Information
All work submitted must be the work of the applicant and be representative of the work to be exhibited.
Not permitted are imports, mass produced or assembled products, or objects made from commercial molds or kits. Entries are classified in categories and juried based on creativity and workmanship, and percentage of items that are handmade. In order to maintain a well -balanced show, we will be limiting the number of artists within each category. Jurying will be ongoing as applications are received, so early application is strongly encouraged.

Entries can be made in the following categories:
• Fine Arts ( painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, mixed media, etc)
• Fine Crafts (wood, metal, jewelry, glass, etc)
• Fiber Arts (weaving, quilt making, embroidery, clothing)
Demonstrations of your process are welcome.

Application, Fees and Taxes
Registration: February 10, 2017 to May 25, 2017
February 10 – March 17, 2017 $50.00 booth fee
March 18 – May 25, 2017 $75.00 booth fee

Please note: To guarantee reserved space at the early $50 rate your check must be postmarked by March 15, 2017.
Registration closes May 25, 2017

There will be no refund of booth fees for accepted applicants after May 1, 2017. Check for booth space will be deposited only upon acceptance to the show. Otherwise checks will be returned to the address listed on the application. Submissions will be juried bi-weekly and notification will be sent to artist applicants within a week of being reviewed.

Full entry form:

2017 Wrentham Arts Common Entry Form

Village Art Show Open Call 2017

The Village Art Show in Worcester, Massachusetts has an Open Call for 2017. The show runs from Sunday, May 8th through Sunday, June 4th, 2017.

From their flyer:

Drawing. Painting. Printmaking. Photography.
Mixed Media. Small Clay and 3-D Works.

A digital submission of your work (up to 3 pieces) must be submitted to ArtReach via email at and you must have “VILLAGE ART SHOW” written in the memo. You will be contacted in 24 hours that your submission has been accepted. Submission deadline is April 26th.

The maximum size for 2-Dimensional work is 48” x 48” and 18” x 18” for clay and 3-dimensional work.

ALL ArtWork must be delivered, ready to hang (see Artist’s Agreement) with your $7 hanging fee, to ArtReach during the week of May 1st to May 5th, between the hours of 1:00pm and 6:00pm. If those hours don’t work, please email Darcy at to arrange a time.

The show will be hung on Sunday, May 7th. The show will be up until Sunday, June 4th. The Opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 13th, with Artists in the show expected to attend.

Artists may pick-up their unsold work on Monday, June 7th thru Wednesday, June 9th.

Artists may keep 100% of the sales from their work.

Please see the Artists Agreement/Receipt and Information Form for details.


From the email message:

The First Village Art Show held at ArtReach in Worcester has an OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS to SHOW and SELL their work. Please share. Artists keep 100% of the sale price. ArtReach has over 200 students and families who are interested in ART coming through the studio each week. What a wonderful opportunity for Artists. The opening is scheduled for Saturday, May 13th, and will have light refreshments, drinks, and live music. lease consider putting a piece in the show, and sharing this email with any artists who you think may be interested.


They are located at 322 West Boylston Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. That’s up past the Greendale Mall, just before Greendale’s Pub, for those who know that area.

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

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.

NYC Bus Trip in April

This isn’t being run by the BVAA, but several of our members participate in this if you’re interested.

Spring is coming, has already been here, is coming again. 70 degrees on Feb. 24, 14 degrees a week later, a foot of snow….this has certainly been a strange winter. But I do believe as we approach the mid to end of April, it might get back on track for a fine spring day.

Therefore we have a bus trip to NYC planned for Friday the 21st of April. We might find cherry blossoms ready to bloom as we journey through Central Park, magnolia petals echoing the Gothic architecture of many churches and tulips dancing in the wind in Washington Square.

For those who are interested in watercolors, the American Watercolor Society’s annual international exhibition will be open (from 1 – 5 PM) during its last days of the exhibit. There is an exhibit of Turner’s work at the Frick.

The bus will start the journey in Warwick at 7:30 AM (exit 10A Park and Lock on Rte 117). There will be 1 stop in CT for food and bathroom. In NYC there will be 3 stops going down Fifth Ave from north to south. First stop at the Met (around 82nd St) Met, Guggenheim, Neue Gallery of Austria and German art, Frick, MOMA, etc.

The 2nd stop will be midtown (around 45th St)….St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, great shopping, etc.

The 3rd will be downtown somewhere around Houston St. which separates Greenwich Village from SOHO…..Washington Sq. AWS show, Chelsea, Twin Towers, Wall St., Canal St…..etc.

The bus will pick us up near the NYC Library ( midtown) at 6:30PM sharp for our return trip. We should be back in Warwick ( after a short stop in CT), by about 10 – 10:30 PM

The cost of this trip will be $42 pp.

If you are interested in putting your name on the list for the bus, please email me ( with your name, the number of people in your party, your telephone # and your email. Payment (made out to me as I will be giving them one check) will be due 1 month before (March 20).

Kindest regards,

Carole Berren

Cuttyhunk Plein Air Festival 2017

The Cuttyhunk Plein Air Festival 2017 is not run by the BVAA – we are simply sharing the news about this fun event. Here are the details from their press release:

Cuttyhunk will welcome artists for the second annual Plein Air Festival, a one-day paint-in-place event hosted by the Cuttyhunk Cultural Council, Long Range Planning Committee, and the Cuttyhunk Historical Society, when the ferry arrives on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Teri Bordenave, a member of the Cultural Council board, has arranged for mainland artists who register for the festival to be transported aboard the M/V Cuttyhunk with a same-day round-trip ticket and lunch included in the $75 registration fee. “We were gratified to have 50 participants the first year, including some island artists, who enjoyed setting up an easel in their favorite spot and having an opportunity to sell their work before the ferry departed at 4:00 p.m.,” she said recently.

The event is limited to the first 50 registrants.

The fee for island residents who wish to participate is $30. There is no commission to any of the organizers for the sale of paintings. The budget for the second year of the festival is about $3,800 with expenses mostly offset by the registration fees and a pending festival grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Visit for more information or to register.

Kris Lombard of the Island Market and Lexi Lynch from CTHK Café will prepare tasty box lunches for the participants, including a mini lobster roll or vegetarian alternative. Island volunteers will serve as ambassadors to meet the ferry and give artists a brief overview tour from the island map, courtesy of the Museum, that they will receive with the registration packet. The _ARTY begins at 3:00 p.m. when the artists will be transported back to the ferry dock and their work will be judged by a panel of three professional jurors. Island residents, visitors, boaters, and their guests will be invited to a reception and art sale at the Coast Guard boat house.

Prizes, including a Spirit of Cuttyhunk award, will be announced and artists will depart on the ferry. Organizers hope that participants will spread the word about the natural beauty of Cuttyhunk and artists will return again and again.

Jurors will be Jodi Stevens an artist based in New Bedford who exhibits internationally and is the former lead curator at Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport, MA; Severin Haines, Professor Emeritus at UMass Dartmouth, who has exhibited in numerous one-person and group shows from New York to Norway and has painted large public murals in New Bedford and Fairhaven; and Cuttyhunk’s own Bob Smith, a partner in the Four-Corner Gallery in Tiverton, RI.

In case of downpour or forecast for steady rain, the festival will be held on Sunday, June 18.

If drizzle or spotty showers are predicted, the organizers are looking for sheltered porches where artists would be welcome to set up and paint.

Mainland residents are encouraged to come for the day to watch the painters at work, enjoy lunch from one of the island eateries: CTHK Café, Island Market, Raw Bar, Lucky Dog Grill, or the M/V Cuttyhunk. The ferry departs New Bedford at 9:00 a.m. and leaves the island at 4:00 p.m.

For more information on the festival contact Sara Ellis Lehner at