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


Davis Gallery Call to Artists – Nonobjective Now

From the Davis Gallery in Worcester, Massachusetts!

Nonobjective NOW
New England Artists Explore Abstraction

The Davis Art Gallery is seeking abstract artwork for our next juried exhibit: Nonojbective NOW. Various 2D and 3D media will be selected for the exhibit, including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, photography, fiber arts, and more.

The gallery will select approximately 35–45 artworks that will appear in the main exhibition space at the gallery from September 22, 2017 through January 5, 2018. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Entry Deadline: August 21, 2017

Download the application guidelines and entry form to submit your work.

About the Davis Art Gallery:
The gallery is located in the Printer’s Building at 44 Portland Street, Worcester, MA 01608. The mission of the gallery is to advocate for the awareness of art in the vibrant Worcester community, as well as promote artists and provide a venue for showing their work in the downtown Worcester Arts District.

Visit DavisArtGallery.com for more information about the gallery.


Here’s the list of BVAA members featured in the show!

BVAA Members in the Davis Abstract Show

Mass Audubon 2017 Photo Contest

From the Mass Audubon group:

Picture This: Your Great Outdoors Photo Contest
2017 Photo Contest: June 1–September 30
Once again we’re seeking photos that highlight people in nature and the beauty of Massachusetts wildlife and landscapes.

We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this year! Find everything you need to know about how and what to enter. For those who have entered before, we have updated the submission guidelines along with the prizes.

The contest runs June 1 to September 30, and each month we will highlight some of the entries on our Facebook page. Until then, happy snapping!

Full details:

Mass Audubon Photo Contest

Art In Motion – Gallery Z Lowell – Deadline Aug 21 2017

This press release comes from the Gallery Z! Contact the gallery for more information

GALLERY Z 167 Market Street, Lowell MA 01852
Open Call Artists & Prospectus

“ Art in Motion” September, 6 – October, 1 2017,
Opening Reception: Saturday, September, 9 2017, 7 – 9 PM

THEME: “Motion” Mixed Media, 2D & 3D works that move or appear to; optical illusion, kinetic or motor driven, spring loaded, gear powered, steam punk and mobiles. September is a festive month in downtown Lowell with the Arts and Makers festival and Kinetic Sculpture Race, both taking place right outside our front door. As part of the Lowell down town scene Gallery Z is excited to announce this call for artists and leaving the creativity to you.
WORK REQUIREMENTS: 2 & 3 D, mixed Media, you can submit up to 3 works, 2 D works, framed or un-framed with edges finished and wired. 3 D work if special installation is required artists must install. All work submitted will be accepted with the discretion of the gallery curator. You will be notified if you need to pick up un accepted work by email.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: by August 21st 2017, please send all submissions materials to: pattydistefano@gmail.com,
• – Artist Statement
• – Up to 3 .jpg’s, 2 MB Max
• -rename files: Name,_title,_size,_medium,_year created,_ price,_
• – How did you learn of this call?

SUBMISSION FEE: Non-members $30.00 for up to 3 works. Submission fee must be received with your entry form. Gallery Z is currently accepting, Co-op and supporting membership for 2017

SALES: Gallery Z receives a 30% commission on all sales made in this exhibition. Payment for work sold will be made no later than 15 days after the close of the exhibit. We will deduct the credit card fees from your total.

CONDITIONS: Submission of all work to this exhibition must be created by the artist and not resale of or submitted for someone else. Work must be clean and dust free

INSURANCE AND LIABILITY: Gallery Z carries insurance to cover damage or loss while the art work is on our premises. Every reasonable precaution will be taken to ensure protection and careful handling of work.

DELIVERY: Please drop off your work to Gallery Z, 167 Market St., Lowell, MA, between August 28th & September 4th 2017 from 12-5 pm. If you are unable to make it in at these times, please make arrangements in advance by contacting Patty DiStefano Donahue at pattydistefano@gmail.com.

ENTRY FORM: Please completed and mail in your entry form with your fee make check payable to Gallery Z. Please use our labels and entry form attached below.

PICK UP OF EXHIBITED WORK: Unsold works can be picked up after close of show on October 1st – 4th between 12 – 5pm. if you cannot make it in at these times please arrange an alternate time in advance with pattydistefano@gmail.com

Blackstone Heritage Corridor 2018 Calendar Contest

From the Blackstone Heritage Corridor – their 2018 Calendar Contest has begun!!

Press Release
Contact: Megan DiPrete, Executive Director
(508) 234-4242 ext. 101

Blackstone Heritage Corridor Seeks Photos for 2018 Calendar Contest 2018 Calendar Theme: The Blackstone River and Blackstone River Watershed Whitinsville, MA (June 1, 2017) – One of the most photographed features of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is the creative focus of the 2018 Blackstone Heritage Corridor Calendar.

“We are celebrating the hard-working Blackstone River in our 2018 Calendar,” Megan DiPrete, Executive Director at Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. (BHC) announced. “The historic river, which powered the birth of the American Industrial Revolution, is this region’s most popular feature and is enjoyed by many who live, work and visit here. The Blackstone River and Canal, and its many tributaries which make up the 640-square mile watershed, provide endless opportunities to view history and stunning scenery in addition to providing many different forms of recreation. We look forward to receiving photo submissions which capture the beauty of this most precious natural, historical and recreational resource.”

Photographers are urged to submit photos taken in the Blackstone River Watershed and focus on the Blackstone River, one of the tributaries, the Blackstone Canal or other water features. “The Quinsigamond, Mumford, West and Branch Rivers are the main tributaries,” Megan DiPrete, BHC Executive Director explained. “In fact, the Blackstone River Watershed includes 1,300 acres of lakes, ponds and reservoirs. Its source is 1,300 feet above sea level on Asnebumskit Hill in Paxton, MA, and the Blackstone River runs 46 miles from the Quinsigamond Village in Worcester to Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI, where it runs into the Seekonk River and, ultimately, Narragansett Bay.”

BHC’s annual calendar photo contest receives hundreds of entries, but only thirteen images will be selected for the 2018 calendar to illustrate the cover and each of the twelve months. Submitted images not selected for the calendar are used throughout the year for BHC’s various promotional materials, including its website, annual report, rack cards and much more.

To be considered for the 2018 Calendar Contest, photos must focus on the Blackstone River, one of its tributaries, the Blackstone Canal or other water features and must be original digital photography. Photos must be submitted in high resolution (300 dpi minimum), horizontal JPG format, 10 inches wide and 8 inches high. No black and white or altered images, please.

The deadline to enter is Monday, August 14, 2017. Entry forms can be downloaded from BHC’s website at BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org, or requested by calling the BHC office at (508) 234-4242, or by emailing mail@BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org. There is no limit on the number of entries. Each individual photo for the contest must be submitted with a signed entry form.

Winners will be notified in early September.

About Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc.:
An energetic nonprofit, the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. partners with organizations, local communities, businesses and residents to ensure the long term vitality of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. Learn more at BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org.


Below is an example of how BVAA member Bob See’s photo of the Sutton Common was featured in their 2017 Get Lost brochure. That photo was also chosen for calendar inclusion. In essence, photos submitted to this contest become part of the BHC’s library of stock regional images to use in their promotion of our region.

Bob See

Painters’ Perspective Reception June 16 2017

This event is not part of the Blackstone Valley Art Association, but we are helping to promote it.

Painters’ Perspective –
work by Joseph Rice and Robert Wilson

Opening Reception
Friday, June 16th, 2017
4pm – 7pm

Alternatives’ Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA

Both artists paint the New England scene with decidedly different styles. Come on by to see what their art is like!

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: https://hopartscenter.org/gallery/call-for-art/

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
http://wrentham.ma.us 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