For the Birds Art Show Reception


artwork by John Randall

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring the “For the Birds” show to celebrate the joy of our feathered friends!

The opening reception will be Friday, June 22nd, 2018 from 5-7.

Invite family and friends – all are welcome!

Where:
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

Full details about this show:

Watercolors Then and Now Art Show


For the Birds Art Show


artwork by John Randell

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring the “For the Birds” show to celebrate the joy of our feathered friends! All members are warmly encouraged to participate.

When:
June 22 to July 21, 2018

Where:
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

Participation is open to all BVAA members. Each current BVAA member may exhibit three works. A portion of all sales goes to support the gallery.

Entering the Show
There is no entry fee for this show. The theme is anything and everything having to do with birds and birding.

Artwork can be any size. That being said, please contact us first if you plan on bringing anything over 20″ x 30″ in size. We need to arrange for space for those separately.

All paintings must be family friendly and properly wired for hanging. Our hanging system does not work with saw-tooth or triangle hangers. If you are new to preparing artwork for shows, read our page on How to Mat and Frame a Photo. Please also check out our Show Terms and Conditions

Submissions
To submit your entries use our BVAA Online Submission Form. The deadline to submit is 3pm on Saturday, June 16th, 2018. Work must be dropped off either on Saturday, June 9th or Saturday, June 16th between 10am and 3pm. All work which is brought in will be hung (as long as it is properly wired and is family-friendly).

Opening Reception
The opening reception will be Friday, June 22nd, 2018 from 5-7. Invite family and friends – all are welcome!

Fireworks!
Uxbridge will be holding their summer fireworks on Saturday July 7th – the gallery will be open! Hopefully we’ll get visitors in to check out our birds while they’re enjoying the celebration!

Pick Up
Saturday, July 21st, 2018, from 10am to 3pm. If you aren’t able to make that, contact us for other arrangements.

Address any questions via our BVAA Contact Information

Ask with any questions! We look forward to seeing your entries!


String Art and Open Paint Session – Sat May 26 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! Plus we’ll experiment with string art! 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, May 26, 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 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!


Four Days until Uxbridge Sketch Walk & Art Festival 2018

Only four days left until the First Annual Uxbridge Sketch Walk and Art Festival! It’s all happening on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 9am to 3pm.

Come on out to sketch, take photos, draw, watercolor, or whatever else you’d like to do! If you’re not an artist, come to see how others do it! Take a look at the delightful Uxbridge-themed art in our art gallery, and enjoy the watercolors as well!

Full details including maps and photos:

Uxbridge Sketch Walk & Art Festival Details


Bob Evans Photoshop Workshop

Talented artist, photographer, and Renaissance man Bob Evans will be your guide to the wonderful world of Photoshop! Over the three weeks you’ll learn a wealth of valuable skills. The classes meet on Sunday mornings from 10am to noon.

Topics to be covered:

• Why edit an image?
• Basic intro to editing-
• Common global adjustments
• Exposure
• Contrast
• Color balance
• Cropping
• Image size/resolution

Moving on to more advanced:

• Layers
• Masking
• Selection
• Cloning
• Move/replace/delete objects
• Local adjustments
• Curves
• Converting to b/w
• Filters

Prerequisites
• Familiar with computers
• Have access to Photoshop or a similar program (GIMP, PS Elements, Pixelmator Pro etc)
• For those who don’t yet have Photoshop, note that the combination of PS/Lightroom/20GB storage is $9.99/month
• Ideally you would have this installed on a laptop that you could bring with them but not essential
• Familiar with basic terminology: exposure, raw files, color balance, contrast, histogram, etc.

Cost:
$30 for all three classes

When:
Sunday, May 13, 2018 10am-noon
Sunday, May 20, 2018 10am-noon
Sunday, June 9, 2018 10am-noon

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.

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

This class is open to the public. It is open to all ages.

Please make sure you register beforehand – spaces are limited

To register, please use the BVAA Registration Form

To learn more about Bob Evans and to view his gallery:

http://bvaa.org/galleries/gallery-bob-evans/


Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class – May 2018

Oil paint has been the medium of choice for a wealth of famous painters. Leonardo da Vinci. Claude Monet. Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Paul Cezanne. There is just something spectacular about the beauty of oil paint which captures the eye and the imagination.

Whether you’re a raw beginner or an experienced painter, this oil painting class will take you to the next level. It’s full of personal hands-on advice and a warm, welcoming atmosphere!

Talented painter Carol Arnold teaches a monthly oil painting class at the BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery! Carol is a member of Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik’s Putney Painters! All levels of painters are welcomed with open arms. The focus will be on drawing, edges, values and color. These are areas which a beginner can practice and an advanced student can hone to perfection.

Carol makes these classes fun and inspiring, while supporting you to the next level of your growth!

This monthly class meets on the first Thursday of every month from 6-9 pm.

Cost:
The maximum class size will be 10 students, to ensure plenty of hands-on time for each one.
If there are only 1 or 2 students registered for a class, the class will be cancelled.
If there are 3 or 4 students, each student pays $20/hr for the class = $60 total.
If there are 5-10 students, each student pays $15/hr for the class = $45 total.

Invite your friends! Share the news! The more students which attend, the less you pay and the more fun it is to learn from each other.

When:
Thursday, May 3, 2018
6pm – 9pm

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.

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

This class is open to the public. It is open to all ages and to all levels of painting ability.

Please make sure you register beforehand so we know how many to expect. Carol will send you a supply list to get you started.

To register, email: carol@carolarnoldfineart.com

To learn more about Carol Arnold and to view her painting gallery:

http://carolarnoldfineart.com/

 


Open Paint Session – Sat April 28 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!

When:
Saturday, April 28, 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 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!


Pamela’s Picassos Reception

Come on out to the reception for the Pamela’s Picassos Student Show at the Uxbridge Gallery!

Reception is Fri April 13th, 2018 from 4-7pm.

Pamela’s Picassos


Winners from BVAA 2018 Spectacular Spring Show

Congratulations to the winners from the 2018 Blackstone Valley Art Association Spectacular Spring Show! The show is live at the Amazing Things gallery in Framingham through May 5, 2018. Get on out to see it!

First Prize: Carol Frieswick, Vinalhaven Maine
Second Prize: Deb Bottomley, Sisters
Third Prize: Al Weems, Adam

Honorable Mentions – Painting
Verne Thayer, Stormy Beach
Pam Siderewicz, Northern Lights
Beverly Tinklenberg, Abandoned … Still Beautiful

Honorable Mentions – Photography
Mike Zeis, Infirmary
Linda Nelson, Sparkles
Carol Dandrade, Nobody’s Home

Spectacular Spring Show Details


Twitter for Artists Workshop – April 14 2018

Twitter is an amazingly powerful social network – it reaches millions upon millions of viewers. Images play a key part of the Twitter environment. With Twitter you can share the artwork you’re working on, let people know about shows you’re in, build up your fan base, and make sales.

Best of all, it’s free. Just like this workshop! Come on out for a free hands-on exploration of Twitter. All you need is a web-enabled (smartphone) cellphone, tablet, or laptop. We’ll help you set up your account and get started. If you have an account, we’ll show you how to use it to its best ability.

You also get a free copy of my book on Instagram for Twitter.

When:
Saturday, April 14, 2018
1pm – 3pm

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.

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

This fascinating workshop is open to the public. And it’s free!

Twitter works on smart phones, tablets, and laptops. Bring whichever you’re comfortable with. We have wifi!

The instructor for this workshop is:

Lisa Shea