September 2018 Monthly Meeting – Carol Arnold – Still Life Demo

IMPORTANT NOTE: The original workshop topic on alcohol inks for September is being postponed due to a personal issue. Carol Arnold has kindly stepped up to offer a free oil painting demo for us! This is one not to be missed!

Our September 2018 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 18th from 6:30-9pm.

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

This meeting and workshop is free and open to the public. No experience is necessary. The fun of our workshops is that we all try new things we’ve never done before.

The topic of this hands-on workshop is:

Topic: Oil Painting Still Life Demo
Moderator: Carol Arnold

Our meetings cover BVAA organization business from 6:30-7:00pm and then go into the workshop part of the evening.

All are welcome – this workshop is open to members and non-members. Feel free to bring along a friend! We’d love to see you there to try some new things and explore your creativity!

Ask with any questions!

Our meetings are supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


Festival Time! Hopedale Day in the Park 2018 – Sept 15 2018

The 29th Annual Hopedale Day in the Park is on Saturday September 15th, 2018! The festival runs from 10am to 4pm.

There is a music stage, food stations, games, laughter, an art show, and lots of booths celebrating crafts! It’s fun for the entire family!

The Blackstone Valley Art Association regularly gets a booth at this festival in order to promote our artwork and membership. We’ll be here in 2018!

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.

Bring out family and friends to enjoy this fun event!

Our schedule for our BVAA booth is:

Pam and Carol will help set up but need to leave by 10am. Lisa Shea will be there all day but will be sharing her time between this booth and Karen Pendleton’s booth (just a few booths away).

10-12
Jane Goland & Bill Witherell
Mary Silva

12-2
Betty Havens
Don Iacovelli

2-4
Bill Witherell
Frank Robertson

We’d love other members to stop by and hang out with us! Feel free to bring in bin art, notecards, and smallish framed items for the panels.

We’ll be sure to post photos as soon as the prizes are handed out at the main art show.

You can also get more information at their Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/HopedaleCultural/

For more information about how the art show submissions worked, visit:
Hopedale Day in the Park 2018 Submissions


Open Paint – Sat Sept 15 2018

If you’re interested in painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out! It’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free!

If the weather is nice out, we’ll also do an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready. We just need some sunshine!

When:
Saturday, Sept 15, 2018
10am – 3pm

Where:
BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

This is an open paint session where all styles of art are warmly welcome. Whether you’re 12 or 102, whether you’re a new beginner or a seasoned artist, we would love to have you. It’s completely free to participate in the open paint. You can bring your own paints or we’ll have watercolors and brushes to share.

The featured artists this Saturday are:

10-12
Laura Cenedella

11-1
Pam Siderewicz

12:30-3
Dennis Smith

Thank you so much to these artists for their help!

For anybody looking for Lisa Shea (who is normally at the gallery) she’ll be at the Hopedale Day in the Park for the day, manning the BVAA booth there. Stop on by!

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

Feel free to show up for some or all of the day to paint. Some come for just the morning, some for the afternoon, and some for the entire time. There are several options on the same block to grab lunch if you’d like. We also bring in a pizza and those who want slices chip in a few dollars.

Ask with any questions – we’d love to have you join us!


BVAA Sunflower 2018 – Reception Photos

Make sure you get out to the the BVAA Sunflower Show at the Booklovers’ Gourmet – it’s on through the end of September! Lots of sunflower artwork!

Here are a few photos from our reception on September 8, 2018 at the Booklovers’ Gourmet in Webster. The show is live through the end of September 2018! Stop by to see it!

Details:
2018 BVAA Sunflower Show


2018 Show of Hands Public Reception – 9/7/2018

Invite Family and Friends! All are Welcome! Friday, September 7, 2018 from 5-7pm is the public reception for the Second Annual Show of Hands art show! We’ve got amazing sculptures, beautiful paintings, fantastic fabric art, and much, much more. Come on out and be inspired!

Where:
BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

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

Full details:
2018 Show of Hands Art Show


Open Paint – Sat Sept 8 2018

NOTE THE SHORTER HOURS DUE TO OVERLAPPING EVENTS! 11am to 2:30pm!

If you’re interested in painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out! It’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free!

If the weather is nice out, we’ll also do an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready. We just need some sunshine!

When:
Saturday, Sept 8, 2018
11am – 2:30pm

This starts a bit late due to the Jo Ellen sketching workshop at River Bend at 9:30am.
It ends a bit early due to the Sunflower Show reception from 2-4pm at Booklovers’ Gourmet.

Where:
BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

This is an open paint session where all styles of art are warmly welcome. Whether you’re 12 or 102, whether you’re a new beginner or a seasoned artist, we would love to have you. It’s completely free to participate in the open paint. You can bring your own paints or we’ll have watercolors and brushes to share.

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

Feel free to show up for some or all of the day to paint. Some come for just the morning, some for the afternoon, and some for the entire time. There are several options on the same block to grab lunch if you’d like. We also bring in a pizza and those who want slices chip in a few dollars.

Ask with any questions – we’d love to have you join us!


Show of Hands Final Deadline Mon Sept 3

The gallery is painted! Hurrah! That means we can now take in artwork for the Show of Hands show! Please make sure you submit your titles and prices by MONDAY NIGHT SEPTEMBER 3rd 2018 so we can get the titles and prices set. Then make sure you get your artwork in by Wednesday September 5th by 4:30pm so we can hang the show!

Let us know if you need any help with either step! Share the news with family and friends – this show is open to the public!

Show of Hands Details


Sunflower Show Images September 2018 Booklovers’ Gourmet

This is our current roster of sunflower images for the September 2018 Sunflower-themed show at the Booklovers’ Gourmet in Webster.

If I missed anybody, please let me know! Apparently we can fit 20 images in this show so if there’s anybody I missed, I can still get them in. Just contact me (Lisa) quickly!

Here are the full details about this florally themed show :).

BVAA September 2018 Sunflower Show

When you drop your work off, please make sure the back of your work is labelled with your artist name, the work’s title, medium, and price. That way we can double-check that everything is right and that we put the right label with the right work. Thanks!