Pamela White Murphy Artist Palette Student Show 2019

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is the proud hosting location for Pamela White Murphy’s Artist Palette Student Show in 2019! The show, “Pamela’s Picassos”, celebrates the works of her students. This is her 11th annual show!

April 6 to May 11, 2018

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA

There is a TON of free parking immediately next to this building. It is fully and easily handicapped accessible.

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

Entering the Show
This show is open to students of Pamela White Murphy. Check out her website to learn more about enrolling in her classes!

Opening Reception
The opening reception for this show will be announced soon. All are welcome!

Here are photos from the 2016 Student Art Show –

2016 Artist Palette Studio Student Art Show

Making Movies from Books Plays and TV Shows

Making Movies from Books, Plays, and TV Shows!

David Kirkpatrick, former President of Walt Disney Studios and Paramount Pictures, talks about his experiences on Terms of Endearment, Ordinary People, Star Trek, Brady Bunch, Wayne’s World and other iconic movies.

Ask him questions about the steps involved in turning your own book or other project into a movie!

Millbury Barnes & Noble
Blackstone Valley Shoppes

Sunday, November 18th

Support the Blackstone Valley Art Association In-store & Online by presenting a bookmark from the discussion section at this event or letting your bookseller know at time of purchase.

A percentage of your purchases will benefit the BVAA and support our FREE community programs and events!

Can’t attend this book fair at Barnes & Noble?

Visit http://BN.COM/bookfairs to support us online from 11/18-11/23/18 by entering Bookfair ID #12464020 at check out.

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Zullo Gallery Call to Art August 2018

The Zullo Gallery is a delightful gallery in Medfield, MA. Many BVAA artists have been featured in their previous shows. The deadline to submit for this show is WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15 2018.

Note that this call to art is NOT run by the Blackstone Valley Art Association. We are providing this information as a service to all interested artists! Also note that submitting your works to Zullo is not a guarantee of being selected. Your $20 entry fee is to be considered. A judge then reviews all submitted works and decides which will be in the show. If you aren’t chosen, you don’t get your $20 back.

Zullo Gallery
24th Annual Juried Exhibition
September 15 – November 3, 2018


The 24th Juried Exhibition is open to all artists (18 years or older) working in all mediums. Applicant’s may submit up to three works – on CD, flash drive, as photographic prints or by e-mail to: (files must be in jpg. form).

Please put 24th Juried Exhibit in the subject line.

Work must have been created within the past two years.

The gallery requests a $20 donation from each applicant. (e-mail applicants please use the web site, under HOME scroll down to DONATION, make a $20 donation – write 24th Juried Exhibit in comment area.) Checks should be made payable to the Zullo Gallery.

Each application must include:
1. Artists’s name, address, phone number and email address
2. Title, size, medium and date each work was completed

Send to:
Zullo Gallery, 24th Annual Juried Exhibition, 456A Main Street, Medfield MA 02052

All entries must be received by Wednesday , August 15, 2018
(If you wish application material returned please include a self-addressed stamped envelope)

All artists will be notified by email of the juror’s selection by August 28
Selected art work must be properly framed and delivered to the Zullo Gallery on Sunday, September 9.

The gallery reserves the right to exclude any work that, on delivery, is different from what was represented in artist’s application. All work must be for sale. The gallery receives a 35% commission on all work sold.

Images of selected work may be used for publicity purposes.

Cat Ciccolo Tucker Artist, Visual Arts Faculty Weston HS

tel. 508.359.3711

For more information and to enter visit the Zullo Gallery Website

2019 Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Calendar

Image by Lisa Shea

It’s that time of year! The deadline is Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 for the 2019 Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Calendar. The theme this year is TRANSPORTATION.

This calendar is put out by the Blackstone Heritage Corridor to celebrate the beauty of the river region.

Photo requirements:
horizontal photo format only;
at least 300 dpi (dots per inch);
10 inches wide by 8 inches high;
in digital JPG format.

Photos must be taken in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor and focus on transportation (canal, railroad, etc).

No altered or black and white images, and photos must be your own original photography.

Winners are celebrated in a lovely reception and their photos and biographies are run in local newspapers. It’s a great way to get quite a lot of free marketing for your photography.

As part of this process, the artist transfers an unrestricted, non-exclusive license to Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. for its use for the calendar and other materials.

Many BVAA members have participated in this calendar in past years. The calendar strongly marks each image with its artist’s name, so all calendar buyers know who the artists are. The images have also been showcased in a number of other brochures! All images submitted become part of the BHC image library. Do keep in mind that the BHC doesn’t always credit images. So your photos can sometimes show up in brochures and other documents without credit.

Submissions are done by email. here’s the form and details!

2019 Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Calendar Form

Fauna Photography Contest 2018 – Cultural Center of Cape Cod

Owl Photo by John Randell

The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is holding an ONLINE CONTEST ONLY on the theme of “Fauna” where you submit your photos online and the winners are shown online. So there is no in-person component to this art show or contest.

Theme: Wildlife photography aims to capture a one-of-a-kind look at the wonders of the animal kingdom. Embrace the wilderness with animal as the subject in their most powerful, raw, vulnerable, and natural form. Show us FAUNA through your perspective, any and all methods of capture and process are welcome.

You could win a fair amount of cash if you win:
First Place: $500 cash prize
Second Place: $200 cash prize
Third Place: $100 cash prize

Entry deadline: Friday, July 20, 2018 at 11:59pm (mst)

Entry Fee:
$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.

For more details:

Mirror Photography Challenge – 52Frames June 25 2018

The weekly photography challenge this week starting June 25, 2018 at 52Frames involves mirrors! What kinds of fun mirror images can you take?

Here’s just a few by Lisa Shea to inspire you. What can you come up with? Share them with us!

Here’s the challenge page – 52Frames

Hopedale Day in the Park 2018 – Sept 15 2018

The 29th Annual Hopedale Day in the Park is on Saturday September 15th, 2018!

The Blackstone Valley Art Association regularly gets a booth at this festival in order to promote our artwork and membership.

In addition, the Hopedale Cultural Council sponsors a HUGE art show at this event, under a big white tent. Many of our members routinely win prizes. Here’s an image from 2017 when our member Libia Goncalves won first prize.

It is WELL worth entering this art festival. It’s a part of a one-day big festival on the Hopedale common with music, food, booths, and all sorts of things. The entry fee is $20.

There are four categories for prize getting:
* watercolors
* oils / acrylics
* photography
* mixed media (pretty much anything else)

Here’s some details for entering.


* ALL SIGNATURES MUST BE COVERED BY CARDSTOCK FOR JUDGING. They’ll remove the cards later on, but when you bring your artwork in the signature MUST be hidden. That way the judging can be reasonably anonymous.

* YOU MUST BE THERE BETWEEN 8-9AM FOR DROPOFF. Then they judge so you can’t be late. If you have a challenge with this, talk with us and we can coordinate with someone who is going in to bring your art in for you.

* THE ART FESTIVAL AND OUR BOOTH ARE TWO SEPARATE THINGS. The art festival is run by the Hopedale Cultural Council and we all enter that show. In addition to that, we also have a booth at the event which we put our own art up in, for free. Our booth is best for smaller quick-purchase items, matted prints, and notecards.

* YOU MUST SEND IN A PAPER FORM TO REGISTER. That has to be received by September 9th 2018. Don’t wait for the last minute on this one. Register early.

Here’s the two pages for the paper registration. Print these out, fill them in, and snail-mail them to their destination.

Ask with any questions! This is well worth entering.

You can also get more information at their Facebook page:

Relatively Abstract Call to Art 2018 – X Gallery New Bedford MA

Bob Evans

The X Gallery In New Bedford, Massachusetts has a call to art for their show “Relatively Abstract”.

Theme: Abstraction… A departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. This departure from accurate representation can be slight, partial, or complete.

Deadline: Last day for drop off is Sunday July 1st, 2018 between 11am and 3pm.

Show opens Thursday, July 5th, 2018
Opening reception is Saturday July 7th, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm.

Entry fee:
for non members is $10 each, 3 for $25.
Anything over 3 pieces would be $10 each.

Full details: