Cuttyhunk Plein Air Festival 2018 – Sat June 23 2018

The Cuttyhunk Plein Air Festival is not run by the BVAA, but we are sharing news of it.

Here is the writeup.

Artists are urged to register now for Cuttyhunk Plein Air 2018, set for Saturday, June 23, 2018 with Sunday, June 24 reserved for a rain date. The $75 registration fee includes roundtrip ferry ticket, choice of box lunch, reception, and prizes. Island participants pay a $30 fee, including lunch.

A reminder that a dozen artists were waitlisted in 2017, so act quickly to secure a spot.

Sponsors for the 2018 festival are the Cuttyhunk Cultural Council, Cuttyhunk Historical Society, and the Long-Range Planning Committee for the Town of Gosnold. Fatherdaughter team of Jim and Molly Conway, former owners of the Pea in Your Pants Gallery, will present two purchase awards. Jurors will award gift certificates of $200, $100, and $50 from Dick Blick Art Supplies to the top three paintings.

Cuttyhunk, a 580-acre glacial remnant, is the most remote of the Elizabeth Islands chain, and the only one with public access. Approximately three-quarters of a mile wide and a mile and a half long, the quaint island is easily walkable and abounds with scenic views of rocky beaches, cliffs, sailboats, distant islands, wildflowers, and handsome homes.

Cuttyhunk welcomes artists throughout the season. In addition to splendid scenery, the island offers public rest rooms at the Marina and Town Hall, engaging exhibits at the Museum of the Elizabeth Islands, tasty fare from the Island Market, Cuttyhunk Café, Raw Bar, Soprano’s Pizza (evenings), Lucky Dog Grill, Scuttlebutt Café (some evenings), Cuttyhunk Fishing Club (breakfast), and aboard the M/V Cuttyhunk which provides daily passenger service from New Bedford to the island. Captain John Paul Hunter, aboard his SeaHorse water taxi, also offers transport.

The inaugural Cuttyhunk Plein Air 2016 took place on June 18, 2016, a sparkling Saturday with 45 participants: 40 from the south coast of New England and five from the island. Jurors Helen Sturgis Nadler, Bob Smith, and Jodi Stevens selected the top three artists: Mary Benton, of Swansea, MA, took the first prize with a painting of Church’s Beach distinguished by her brushwork and palette; Heidi Hallemeier, of South Dartmouth, MA, was second with a scene featuring the Fish Dock and Raw Bar boat described as evocative; and Barbara Healy of North Dartmouth, MA won third place. Each artist received commemorative ribbons and $200, $100. and $50 gift certificates respectively from Dick Blick Art Supplies. A special Spirit of Cuttyhunk Captured award went to Suzanne Lewis of Bristol, RI for her painting of the school house. The prize was selected by a representative of each of the sponsoring organizations, the Cuttyhunk Cultural Council, the Cuttyhunk Historical Society, and the Long-Range Planning Committee.

Cuttyhunk Plein Air 2017 concluded with clearing weather and happy artists. Organizers, artists, and island ambassadors breathed a collective sigh of relief as the fog lifted and the ferry landed for Cuttyhunk Plein Air 2017. Fifty artists, accompanied by Ambassador Patty Andrews picked up box lunches prepared by CTHK Café and Island Market, were scooped up by volunteers with golf carts, and distributed to island motifs and front porches to spend the day capturing Cuttyhunk. They were returned to the US Coast Guard Boat House and their work hung along the east wall of the historic structure. Jurors Jodi Stevens, Severin Haines, and Bob Smith roamed up and down the display before conferring and passing their choices to Festival Director Teri Bordenave to be announced to the gathering crowd of more than 100 islanders.

First place went to Anne McKee of Wayland, MA for “That Tree,” located on the Cuttyhunk Fishing Club property. Elizabeth Havens received second honors for “Cuttyhunk Charm.” The third prize ribbon was for Jane Owen’s “Pond View.” The artists received $200, $100, and $50 gift certificates, respectively, from Dick Blick Art Materials. Molly and Jim Conway were the donors and jurors for the Spirit of Cuttyhunk purchase prize. They chose “Bass Cove” by Barbara Healy. The winning painting was then donated to the Cuttyhunk Historical Society for the Museum opening auction on Saturday, July 1. Ms. Healy was the third prize winner in 2016. The painting was purchased by a CHS board member and donated to the museum. Following the announcement of winners the crowd enjoyed a wine reception _ARTY! in the Boat House before artists boarded the ferry for the return ride to New Bedford.

Ms. Bordenave counted 15 sales of works done during the paint-along. The paint-in-place event was promoted along the South Coast of Massachusetts and as far west as Providence and Newport, RI. The participants hailed from New York to New Hampshire.

For more information, or to register for Cuttyhunk Plein Air 2018, please visit www.cuttyhunkpleinair.com Contact Director Teri Bordenave at bordenave.teri@gmail.com or Publicist Sara Lehner at sellisl@mac.com.


52Frames Challenge – Neglected

The 52Frames “Neglected” gallery is up! Here is Bob Evans with “Neglected Home” – please comment on his image!

https://www.facebook.com/52frames/photos/a.2024975247527585.1073742554.180889155269546/2024977524194024/?type=3&theater

Lisa Shea submitted this one:

https://www.facebook.com/52frames/photos/a.2024966694195107.1073742553.180889155269546/2024977884193988/?type=3&theater

Be sure to look through all the works in this week’s challenge. Did you enter?


Call to Artists Healing Fibers: Picture Medical Justice. Exhibition

Call to Artists from the Sprinkler Factory in Worcester!

Healing Fibers: Picture Medical Justice.

Exhibition Dates: July 7th -29th, 2018
Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA.

Artists are invited to submit art that addresses personal health stories of themselves or relatives. Or, art that might pose a question or solution to the crisis of health care in the United States. Artists are welcome to participate with up to three pieces addressing the above theme. Art can be of any medium (drawing, sketching, painting, mixed media, collage, prints, photography, sculpture, video, craft, weaving, basketry and assemblage).

All art should contain fiber in some capacity such as photographs can be printed on Japanese fibrous paper; videos can be projected on fibrous sheets: be creative!

During the reception, there will be Best in Show and Best in Show by popular vote. In conjunction with the art exhibit they welcome professionals, writers, poets, speakers, musicians, dancers, and storytellers to participate in the event during the month of July 2018 on the weekends from 1PM-4PM.

If you would like to participate, or if you recommend somebody, contact: bayda.asbridge@gmail.com.

Deadline: May 18, 2018


Open Call for Rhode Island Area Portuguese Artists

The Bristol Art Museum has an open call for Portuguese Artists in the Rhode Island area for March 2018.

Here are the details of that call. Please share with any artists you might know who fit this category.

Open Call for Rhode Island Area Portuguese Artists
“Arte Corajosa – Celebrating Portuguese Creativity: Courageous Art”

Posted by: Bristol Art Museum
Deadline: Sun, March 18th, 2018

The Bristol Art Museum is issuing a call to RI and Southeast New England artists for “Arte Corajosa, Celebrating Azorean Creativity: Courageous Art”.

All 2-D and 3-D media will be considered, with the exception of video and site specific installations. Deadline for online entry is 11:49pm March 18, 2018. Hand Delivered works only.

The juror is Nancy Whipple Grinnell, Curator Emerita at the Newport Art Museum, where she served for 18 years. Grinnell’s curatorial strength is in her ability to see quality in diversity. Her curatorial work at the Newport Art Museum was always distinctive, adventurous and fresh bringing the museum admiration and respect. Nancy is known for finding and promoting artists creating quality work whether they are well known or not.

Prospectus: http://www.bristolartmuseum.org/a-call-to-artists.html

The submission fee is $20 for four entries.

Selected work will be on exhibit at The Bristol Art Museum, 10 Wardwell Street, Bristol, RI from June 15th – August 26, 2018. A free, public reception for the artists will be held Friday June 15, 6:30 – 8:30p.m.

Here is a direct link to info on the Bristol Art Museum website:
http://www.bristolartmuseum.org/a-call-to-artists.html

Here is a link to the Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1896463690367032/


Something New Photography Challenge – Week 4 2018 at 52Frames

Week four for 2018 in the 52 Frames weekly photography challenge is “Something New”! For this week ending Sunday, January 28, 2018, the theme is about trying something new.

The above image was created by Lisa Shea and Bob See. You have to take the image in this week of the challenge. We did this with a glass sphere about the size of a baseball.

What will you submit or have you submitted? Let us know in the comments below!

http://52frames.com/

Even if you don’t submit anything for this current week, make sure you register and get set for next week’s challenge!

Here is Lisa Shea’s image. She bought a new set of add-on lenses for her cell phone and played with the macro lens. The photo is of a pendant watch’s gears.


Leading Lines 2018 at 52Frames

Week three for 2018 in the 52 Frames weekly photography challenge is “Leading Lines”! For this week ending Sunday, January 21, 2018, the theme is all about how the eyes follow lines in a photograph.

The above image was created by Lisa Shea. You have to take the image in this week of the challenge. Who can guess what this is?

What will you submit or have you submitted? Let us know in the comments below!

http://52frames.com/

Even if you don’t submit anything for this current week, make sure you register and get set for next week’s challenge!

 

Here’s the album that features Bob Evans and Lisa Shea. Can you find those two images?

Leading Lines Album


Deadline for Blue Photography Challenge – Sun Jan 14 2018

Tonight is the deadline for the 52 Frames weekly photography challenge! For this week ending Sunday, January 14, 2018, the theme is “Blue”.

The above image is a cyanotype created by Lisa Shea. You have to take the image in this week of the challenge. I created this cyanotype (and several others) this week.

What will you submit or have you submitted? Let us know in the comments below!

http://52frames.com/

Even if you don’t submit anything for this current week, make sure you register and get set for next week’s challenge!

 

Here’s the album that features Bob Evans and Lisa Shea. Can you find those two images?

52 Frames – Blue 2018

 


Winter Palette Feb 2018 Call for Artists

This event is not associated with the Blackstone Valley Art Association – we are sharing the news for the Booklovers’ Gourmet.

CALL TO LOCAL ARTISTS!

“Winter Palette” 2018
Annual February Group Show
at Booklovers’ Gourmet

Where:
Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster

When:
February 1-28, 2018

What:
Original artwork that depicts the theme of winter, either literally or figuratively, in any media including photography, painting, drawing, collage, fabric, etc.

Drop off dates:
Tuesday, January 30th or Wednesday, January 31st
10 AM-6 PM

Requirements:
• All work must be framed or ready to hang, preferably with a wire.
• Work must not be larger than 16″X20″ including any framing or matting.
• Artists may bring 1 or 2 pieces for consideration.
• There is no submission fee.
• A 25% commission will be taken on any sales during the month.
• Pricing is at the sole discretion of the artist.
• A meet the artists reception will take place on Saturday, February 17th, 2-4 p.m.
• Pick up of work at end of show on Wednesday, February 28th before 6:30 p.m.

Feel free to share with other local artists who may be interested!

For questions please email deb@bookloversgourmet.com