Premier Image Gallery Spring 2017 Open Show

The Premier Image Gallery in Ashland, MA is holding their Spring 2017 Open Show from March to May 2017. All artists are welcome to participate.

This show is NOT run by the BVAA. We are simply helping to spread the word about it.

Premier Image Gallery
290 Eliot Street, #15D
Ashland, MA 01721

This is an open show. Everyone who submits and pays their entry fee can participate and have a chance at winning prizes. It is open to all media and all styles of art.

You can submit up to 2 pieces with an entry fee of $8 each.

Submission dates are March 16, 17, and 18 [EXTENDED TO MON MAR 20 DUE TO SNOW], during their regular business hours. There is no online submission. You simply bring in your art with the entry form, drop it off, pay your fee, and you are set. There is no “jury to participate” – everyone who drops off their art and pays the fee can be in (as long as the piece is wired, framed, and generally public-friendly).

The entry form can be found in PDF form here (scanned from the paper version he sent us):
Premier Show Entry Form

The opening reception is Thursday, March 30th from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Bring a snack to share. This is when prizes will be awarded.

Pickup is May 18 and 19, 2017.

Contact Don at Premier with more questions – he is a phone-calls-only type of person. Here is their website but, again, don’t rely on email. Call him.

Good luck!

2017 Alternatives Whitinsville Palette Contest

The 2017 Alternatives Whitinsville Palette Contest is here! It’s the 5th Annual Palette Contest. Here’s how this works.

You go to the Alternatives Whitinsville location during their normal working hours and buy the palette for $15. That is your entry fee. You can then decorate that palette in ANY way you wish. You can paint it. Cyanotype it. Cut it into pieces and reassemble them. Burn images into it. Build on top of it. The winners then get cash prizes and world-wide acclaim!

You can pick up your palette any time before February 24, 2017. The palette needs to be dropped off by March 2, 2017.

The show runs from March 10 through April 28, 2017. The opening reception is Friday, March 10th from 4:30 – 7:30pm.

There are cash prizes in three age categories:

18 and up: $300, $200, $100

12-17: $100, $75, $50

6-11: $75, $50, $25

Full official contest details:

5th Annual Palette Contest

Here are just a few images from the previous years, to inspire you.

2016 Palette Contest Images

2015 Palette Contest Images

2014 Palette Contest Images

This show is not run by the BVAA, but lots of BVAA members enter every year. It’s great fun! And it’s for a great cause.

Spring Bull Gallery – The Art of Food

Do you enjoy food? Take a look at this cool new opportunity!

Call for Artist January 2017 at Spring Bull Gallery

“The Art of Food”

Jan. 7 – Jan. 30, 2017 – Non Juried

Two essentials food & art combined together for this winter show.

Maximum Size: 80 inches circumference including frame.

Drop off: Dec. 31, 2016 – Jan. 5, 2017
(Sat. – Thurs. Noon – 4:30pm)

Pick Up Date: Jan 30 – Feb. 3, 2017
(Sun. – Thurs. Noon – 4:30pm)

Fee: 1 Entry $20, 2-3 Entries- $30

For all exhibitions at Spring Bull Gallery:
Art must be properly framed,wired and ready to hang, no clip on frames nor saw-tooth hangers allowed. Please adhere to size requirements because of limited space available.

Any questions please call the gallery at 401-849-9166.

Spring Bull Gallery
55 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840

Call for Art: Set In Motion Photography

From the Cultural Center of Cape Cod – a photography show all about motion!

Entry deadline: Friday, January 20, 2017 at 11:59pm
Notification of winners: Friday, February 3
Online gallery open: Friday, February 17

All winners will be displayed in our online gallery at
First Place: $500 cash prize
Second Place: $200 cash prize
Third Place: $100 cash prize

Pockets of time that become irreplaceable, we do our best to preserve that instance of change through photography. We can visualize motion in new ways by manipulating the speed of the shutter. Our eye can suddenly see a droplet of water suspended in time or a bullet slicing through an apple. Long shutter speeds capture the distorted blur of a waterfall or even drawing with light at night. Taking it slow or speeding it up, the shutter speed is up to you. Motion Photography, any and all methods of capture and process are welcome.

$20 for first entry/$5 for each additional entry.
You may enter up to 20 images. Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance.

Entry is done through Cafe

Abandoned Lost or Forgotten Show Featured Artists

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is proud that our artists have had 11 works selected to show in the 2017 “Abandoned, Lost, or Forgotten” show at the Morini Gallery in Mansfield! The show runs January 14th – March 26th, 2017.

Here are the artists and their selected works. Congratulations!

Show Details:
MMAS Abandoned Lost Forgotten Show

Morini Gallery – Abandoned Lost or Forgotten Show

The Morini Gallery at the MMAS is having a photography show in spring 2017 with the theme “Abandoned Lost or Forgotten”

From their press release:

• Artists may enter up to five (5) images. Each entry must include a title, price and size (maximum 60”).
• To submit works for consideration, email image files to Rebecca at no later than December 5, 2016.
• Please name files using your last name first and then the title (For example: LastnameTitle.jpg).
• Files must be 150 dpi, 6” on the shortest side and no larger than 2MG.
• There is no entry fee for this exhibit; however there is a $10 non-refundable hanging fee for each work accepted. The Gallery will retain a 25% commission on works sold, which is considered a tax deductible donation to MMAS.
• Once your work is accepted, please fill in an entry form which can be found HERE and bring it with you, along with your framed pieces and the hanging fee, on one of the drop-off dates below.
• Accepted work must be framed appropriately with frames that are in good condition. Frames should be wired approx. 1/3 of the way down from the top of the piece. No plastic frames, plexi or saw tooth hangers. We will not accept work that does not meet these guidelines.
• All those whose works have been accepted will be asked to bring something for the opening reception (appetizers, desserts, cheese/crackers, etc.)

The show runs January 14th – March 26th, 2017.

Address: 377 N Main St, Mansfield, MA 02048

The BVAA had 11 works selected to be a part of this show! Here they are: