Worcester State University Open Art Call – Time Machines

Open Art Call – Time Machines
Worcester State University and the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery invite you to submit artwork to TIME MACHINES opening February 8, 2018.

All artworks are time machines: they are machines of time, memory, dreams and nightmares. This exhibition solicits work by artists in any media that reflects any aspect of time: personal, historical, cosmological, past and future, real and imagined. All work must be done in the last three years and not submitted to the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery for previous shows.

Juror, Lisa Crossman, Curator, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Mass.

Prizes awarded:
First Prize, $300, Second Prize $200, Third Prize, $150.

Submit artwork by Dec. 1, 2017 to http://Worcester.edu/OpenArtCall. No more than 30 lbs, not to exceed 60 in. in one dimension. Submit images in jpg, png, 1200 pixels in the longest side, highest quality for jpg or png. Video submissions in mov or mp4 formats. Submission style: Last name_First_Title

Submit up to 3 images for $25.00. Send your check to:
Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery
Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 929-8651

Deadline for submissions: Dec. 1, 2017
Notification of acceptance: Dec. 22, 2017
Delivery of artwork: Jan. 19, 3-5 p.m. or Jan. 20, 3-5 p.m. Hanging ready, no sawtooth hangers.
Opening Reception, Feb. 8, 2018, 5-7 p.m. (snow date Feb. 15)
On view until March 8.
Pick up: Mar. 9, 3-5 p.m. or Mar. 10, 3-5 p.m.

The Gallery reserves the right to reject work that is not as represented. The Gallery commission is 25% on sales.

Joy of Art – Call to Artists 2017

The Scantic River Artists are hosting a juried show “Joy of Art”!

Dates: October 14-15, 2017

Hampden Senior Center
104 Allen Street
Hampden MA

They are accepting a variety of art styles from watercolor, oil, and acrylic to photography, pastel, and sculpture.

Entry fees are $25 or one or $35 for up to 3. You bring the money when you bring your art in for drop-off.

They take a 10% commission.

Drop-off is:

Sept 21 5-7pm
Sept 22 9-3pm
Sept 23 10-noon

Note that they do NOT hang everything brought in. If your work is not accepted, you pick it back up again on Oct 6-7 from 9-3.

The reception is October 14th from 12-2pm.

More details:

For the Birds Call to Art

For The Birds – a Call to Art from the Monson Arts Council

September 23rd & 24th, 2017
House of Art
200 Main Street
Monson, MA 01057


Bring Your Favorite Bird Photos, Paintings, Sculpture to House of Art – 8:30 – 11am, 200 Main Street, Monson, MA. All work should be wired to hang safely.

Sign up for our Popup Bird Show – $5 Registration Fee for up to 3 entries. Work will be hung immediately for show that weekend. All work entered will be hung. You may offer your work for sale. 20% of all sales will go to Monson Arts Council.

A sign up form may be downloaded here. It also contains ID tags (below) to fill out for placement on the wall with your work.

Show will open on Saturday, September 23rd from 2- 5pm. Potluck – Appetizers – Party/Reception Will be Held on Sunday, September 24 from Noon – 5pm.

Prize Winners Selected by a noted local artist will be recognized with ribbons Prizes: First Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place and Honorable Mentions will be awarded. Ribbons will be awarded (no monetary award.)

Following the party, entrants will take their work home: 5-6pm.

Entry Fees

The entry fee is $5.00 for up to three (3) works. Checks should be payable to Monson Arts Council. Entry fees are non-refundable UNLESS we receive work after our exhibition space is full.

Mailed in Entry Forms: – Complete your form and mail with your check to:

MAC Art Show
c/o Tim Denney
94 Lakeside Drive
Monson, MA 01057

Online form and full details:

For the Birds by the MAS

BVAA Members in the Davis Abstract Show 2017

The Blackstone Valley Art Association loves to support the Davis Art Gallery in Worcester, Massachusetts.

In fall 2017 the Davis Gallery is holding their abstract show, and five BVAA members were accepted in to it!

Show: Nonobjective NOW: New England Artists Explore Abstraction
Dates: September 22, 2017 through January 5, 2018

Here are their works.

Carol Frieswick:

Lisa Shea / Cyanotype Grid:

Lisa’s Artist’s Statement (PDF)

Mike Zeis / taken at junk yard in Connecticut

Mike’s Artist’s Statement

Joanne Zeis / taken during BVAA street photography / night photography trip to Cambridge

Dennis Smith Broken Schools:

Let us know if anybody else from the BVAA is part of this show!

The opening reception for it is Friday, September 22nd, 2017 from 5-7pm.


Uniquely Uxbridge 2017 Celebration

The BVAA has an art show in a gallery right on Main Street in Uxbridge, so it makes sense for us to be part of the huge celebration of Uniquely Uxbridge day! It’s on Saturday, September 2nd from 9am to 2pm on the town common. There’ll be raffles, music, art, vendors, games, and much, much more!

Let us know if you’re interested in participating in a pop-up art show and/or with bin art!

There is also a photo show focused on Uxbridge to go with this – download the PDF for full details and entry instructions.

Uniquely Uxbridge 2017 Photo Show

Uniquely Uxbridge on Facebook

Rose Flower Photo Contest

The Blackstone Valley Xpress and Yankee Xpress are having a rose flower photography contest throughout the “summer months” of 2017. No specific deadline is listed but the prizes will be announced in the September editions of the paper, so presumably before September ;).

Get your photos in soon! You email them to news@theyankeeexpress.com


Two of our BVAA members won this contest!

Rose Contest Winners

Art & Music Makers Festival

Alternatives is holding their second annual Art & Music Makers Festival on Saturday, September 9th from 10am to 3pm.

This fun event will showcase a wide variety of crafters, artists, musicians, demos, food trucks, and more!

It’s held at the Whitinsville location, so at:

50 Douglas Road

Whitinsville, MA

This is not a BVAA event but the BVAA plans to have a table here to showcase our works.

Mark your calendar – this will be a fun time for all!

Hopedale Day in the Park 2017

DATE: Saturday September 16, 2017

The Hopedale Day in the Park 2017 is coming up! This is the 38th annual year they’ve done it. Celebrations in Hopedale actually began way back in 1902!

This is a FANTASTIC opportunity for artists. They have a large art show which gets quite a number of visitors and a fair number of sales. Also, the BVAA has a booth where we showcase our art.

In 2017 the Day in the Park is held on September 16, 2017, with a rain date of Sunday. They only have the rain date if it’s heavy rain – light sprinkles don’t count! It is a one-day show. You bring in your work in the morning, they judge it, the show goes through the afternoon, and you take it home.

This is at the Hopedale Town Park, at the corners of Dutcher & Northrop Streets in Hopedale, MA.

Note that the BVAA does NOT run the Hopedale Art Show. We are merely helping to publicize it since it’s so much fun.



Make sure you allow time for the mail to get there! The cost is $20 for up to three pieces. Pieces must be framed and wired.

Review BOTH of these documents and get your entries submitted!

Entry Form: Hopedale Day in the Park

Rules: Hopedale Day in the Park