Open Paint – Sat May 25 2019

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!

The Spectacular Spring show is now live! Come in and take a look!

Spectacular Spring Show Details

We’ll do hands-on help with Instagram for anyone who brings in a smart phone or tablet!

Open Paint 10am-3pm
For the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

When:
Saturday, May 25, 2019
10am – 3pm

Where:
BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Our Saturdays at the gallery include 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 Open Sky 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.

Our Saturday events are free, casual, relaxed, and fun! All levels are welcome.

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

This Uxbridge gallery is supported in part by BVAA member dues, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by ValleyCAST. The space use is kindly donated to us by Open Sky Community Services. Open Sky uses this space for client activities during weekdays. They allow the BVAA use of the space – and its gallery walls – on evenings and weekends.


Winners for the 2019 BVAA Spectacular Spring Show

Here are the winning artwork items for the 2019 BVAA Spectacular Spring Show! The judge for this show was talented artist Ria Hills – visit her page at
https://riahills.com/

First Place – Al Weems – Face Dancer. “Everything here is beautiful. The composition is perfect. The technique is great. The image as a whole draws me in to investigate it. “

Second Place – Michele St. Pierre – Twilight Blooms. “The composition is wonderful. The colors used work well together. The special details such as addition of yellow dots really brings it to life. “

Third Place – Lynn Randolph – Brotherly Love – “The entire piece is beautifully executed, from the layout to colors to technique.”

Honorable Mention – Carol Frieswick – Foppema’s Orchards – “Special note is given to the looseness of the trees in the background. “

Honorable Mention – Laura O. Cenedella – Great Point Lighthouse – “She achieved a lot of realism without a lot of detail – a great balance. The scene echoes with traditional quintessential New England charm.”

Honorable Mention – Bob Evans – Power in Shadow – “A powerful piece which draws you in with its great capture of light, shadow, and composition. It makes the viewer curious and drawn in to examine it more closely. “

Here’s the full details on the Spectacular Spring show 2019!
http://bvaa.org/2019/04/06/bvaa-spectacular-spring-show-2019/


Open Paint – Sat May 18 2019

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!

The Spectacular Spring show is now live! Come in and take a look!

Spectacular Spring Show Details

We’ll do hands-on help with Instagram for anyone who brings in a smart phone or tablet!

Open Paint 10am-3pm
For the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

When:
Saturday, May 18, 2019
10am – 3pm

Where:
BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Our Saturdays at the gallery include 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 Open Sky 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.

Our Saturday events are free, casual, relaxed, and fun! All levels are welcome.

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

This Uxbridge gallery is supported in part by BVAA member dues, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by ValleyCAST. The space use is kindly donated to us by Open Sky Community Services. Open Sky uses this space for client activities during weekdays. They allow the BVAA use of the space – and its gallery walls – on evenings and weekends.




2019 Teen Self Expression Show

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring the 2019 Teen Self Expression Show – this show is open to the public! All styles of teen-created family-friendly artwork are warmly welcome! FREE FOR TEENS TO ENTER!

When:
June 21 to July 26, 2019

Where:
BVAA Open Sky 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

Participation is FREE and is open to the public. The show is open to any person who is a teenager. Each participant may exhibit up to three pieces of artwork. These will be judged for cash prizes.

Entering the Show
The show is completely free to enter. The artwork can be on any theme and in any medium.

Please check out our Show Terms and Conditions. Note that some of the conditions about framing and wiring do not apply to this show. If you simply wish to bring in 5×7 printed photos or artwork, that is fine, We can handle matting those for you. If you wish to bring in other forms of art that is framed and/or ready for display, that is fine too. Ask with any questions.

Submissions
To submit your entries use our BVAA Online Submission Form. The deadline to submit is 3pm on Saturday, June 15th, 2019. Work should be dropped off by Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 3pm. All work which is brought in will be hung (as long as it is family-friendly). If you can’t make it by Saturday, contact us and we’ll arrange a later drop-off for you. We hang the show on Wed, June 19th.

Judging
The teen self expression show awards cash prizes based on the number of entries received.

The judge for this show will be announced soon.

Opening Reception
The opening reception for the show is Friday, June 21st from 5-7pm. Invite family and friends – all are welcome!

Pick Up
Saturday, July 26th, 2019, from 10am to 3pm. If you aren’t able to make that, please contact us for other arrangements.

Address any questions via our BVAA Contact Information

Ask with any questions! We look forward to seeing your entries! It’s great to think outside the box for this show.

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Open Paint – Sat May 11 2019

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!

The series show is coming down this Saturday and we’re taking in entries for our upcoming Spring show. If you have entries for the Spring show, bring them in!

Spectacular Spring Show Details

We’ll do hands-on help with Instagram for anyone who brings in a smart phone or tablet!

Open Paint 10am-3pm
For the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

When:
Saturday, May 11, 2019
10am – 3pm

Where:
BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Our Saturdays at the gallery include 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 Open Sky 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.

Our Saturday events are free, casual, relaxed, and fun! All levels are welcome.

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

This Uxbridge gallery is supported in part by BVAA member dues, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by ValleyCAST. The space use is kindly donated to us by Open Sky Community Services. Open Sky uses this space for client activities during weekdays. They allow the BVAA use of the space – and its gallery walls – on evenings and weekends.


Open Paint – Sat May 4 2019

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!

We have a super-cool series show in the gallery right now. Come on in and soak in its beauty!

Series Art Show

Lisa will have her camera with her, so if you’d like her to take photos of your artwork for use on Instagram and other promotions, bring it on in. She could do short videos of you painting, too, which is always fun to post :).

Open Paint 10am-3pm
For the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

When:
Saturday, May 4, 2019
10am – 3pm

Where:
BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Our Saturdays at the gallery include 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 Open Sky 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.

Our Saturday events are free, casual, relaxed, and fun! All levels are welcome.

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

This Uxbridge gallery is supported in part by BVAA member dues, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by ValleyCAST. The space use is kindly donated to us by Open Sky Community Services. Open Sky uses this space for client activities during weekdays. They allow the BVAA use of the space – and its gallery walls – on evenings and weekends.


Open Paint – Sat Apr 27 2019

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!

We have a super-cool series show in the gallery right now. Come on in and soak in its beauty!

Series Art Show

Lisa will be at Barnes & Noble for the day, overseeing the Authorstock event. So Carol Frieswick will be hanging at the gallery from 10-noon. Pam Siderewicz, perhaps with Dennis Smith lending a hand, will be there from noon to 3pm. Come on out to get tips for painting. If you want, bring in what you’re working on for the upcoming Spring Show and get suggestions!

Open Paint 10am-3pm
For the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

When:
Saturday, April 27, 2019
10am – 3pm

Where:
BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Our Saturdays at the gallery include 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 Open Sky 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.

Our Saturday events are free, casual, relaxed, and fun! All levels are welcome.

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

This Uxbridge gallery is supported in part by BVAA member dues, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by ValleyCAST. The space use is kindly donated to us by Open Sky Community Services. Open Sky uses this space for client activities during weekdays. They allow the BVAA use of the space – and its gallery walls – on evenings and weekends.




Authorstock Spring 2019 Part IV: Sun 3-6

It’s Spring Authorstock time! This fantastic weekend is all about being inspired. Come meet local authors. Learn more about the worlds they’ve created. Find out how to overcome writer’s block and to get through the publishing process.

Whatever questions you’ll have, we’ll have answers for you! Learn, grow, and reach your dreams!

Location:
Millbury Barnes & Noble
Blackstone Valley Shoppes
Millbury, MA

There will be five authors available for discussion during Part 3 of Authorstock. This will be held on Sunday, April 28th, 2019 from 3pm to 6pm

These authors are:

Sheryl Kimball
Sheryl Lynn Kimball enjoys writing stories about friendship and things that go bump in the night. She is currently working on a YA series centered around an enchanted book that appears to two best friends and leads them on a ghostly witch-filled adventure.

She is also working on a sequel to Honor The Rising Sun, as well as a book series of personal essays about her experience with binge eating disorder, and several other half-finished projects she has accumulated over the years. Stay tuned!

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/honor-the-rising-sun-sheryl-lynn-kimball/1123803344

Mary Ann Mayer
Mary Ann Mayer’s most recent collection is Salt & Altitudes (Finishing Line Press, 2014).  Her poems, essays, and translations have been widely published.  Her honors include the GrubStreet “Blue Period” Poetry Prize, a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant, and Massachusetts Book Award and Pushcart Prize nominations.  She has been a finalist for the May Sarton New Hampshire Book Award. 

Mary Ann is an editor for Crosswinds Poetry Journal and volunteers with the Ocean State poets, promoting poetry in underserved communities.  She was raised in Rhode Island.

Newly retired from her occupational therapy practice, she divides her time between Sharon, MA and Franconia, NH.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kissing-the-shuttle-mary-ann-mayer/1128940757

Website: http://www.oceanstatepoets.org/mary-ann-mayer.html

Robbin Miller
Robbin Miller is a mother of EJ who attended a structured playgroup in early intervention when he was five months old. Though EJ screened out to be eligible for early intervention as a baby, Robbin wanted EJ to participate in an active playgroup that focused on building social, cognitive, and fine and motor gross skills development with other babies with/out disabilities.

Robbin is also a licensed mental health counselor in private practice and serves as an adjunct faculty member for a local community college. Robbin is also married as she dedicates her picture book to her husband, EJ, and to her mother who passed away from cancer.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/three-best-friends-robbin-w-miller/1126630086

Lily Penter
Lily Penter is a retired software engineer and a native New Englander.

Lily lives in Massachusetts with her husband, a Bernese Mountain dog (partly) and a spotted alley cat.

She has two grown children and is fortunate enough to live only three miles from her delightfully perfect granddaughter.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-green-bough-lily-z-penter/1127538751

Phil Strangolagalli
This is Phil Strangolagalli’s first book and it was never planned.

Phil is recently married to his beautiful wife, Kathryn (the real Wonder Woman) and they don’t live far from the Daily Bugle. In Phil’s spare time you can find him taking long walks in the movie theater, teaching his wife about the complexity of film, and talking to strangers.

Phil is excited for how this book will reveal to you a side of Jesus that he believes people must know—an intimate, fun, actually very real God.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jesus-loves-movies-phil-strangolagalli/1129615689

Paula Sullivan
A former newspaper reporter and business owner, she has been researching the subject of happiness for the past several years. Pouring over hundreds of books covering everything from ancient teachings to modern scientific studies, she believes the answer to attaining true and long-lasting happiness lies in the images people hold in their subconscious minds.

After years of dedicated study, she has developed her own unique style of visualizations. Simply Being Happy is her guidebook to teach others the techniques for replacing their negative images with new, bright, and powerful ones to create more happiness in their lives.

Paula and her husband, Jim, have been married for twenty-three years and have three grown children. They reside in Blackstone, Massachusetts.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/simply-being-happy-paula-sullivan/1127248094

Come on by the Millbury Barnes & Noble on Sunday, April 28th, 2019 from 12 noon to 3pm to meet these talented authors!

Here’s the facebook page for this group of authors and their event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/575303599622654/


The Blackstone Valley Art Association is proud to be associated with Authorstock! Whether you’re a reader, aspiring author, or artist, be sure to stop by! Mention Authorstock on checkout and a portion of your proceeds benefit the BVAA!

Share the news with family and friends!

Be sure to explore all four parts of AuthorStock:

Part 1 – Sat Apr 27th 12-3pm
Part 2 – Sat Apr 27th 3-6pm
Part 3 – Sun Apr 28th 12-3pm
Part 4 – Sun Apr 28th 3-6pm


Authorstock Spring 2019 Part III: Sun 12-3

It’s Spring Authorstock time! This fantastic weekend is all about being inspired. Come meet local authors. Learn more about the worlds they’ve created. Find out how to overcome writer’s block and to get through the publishing process.

Whatever questions you’ll have, we’ll have answers for you! Learn, grow, and reach your dreams!

Location:
Millbury Barnes & Noble
Blackstone Valley Shoppes
Millbury, MA

There will be five authors available for discussion during Part 3 of Authorstock. This will be held on Sunday, April 28th, 2019 from 12 noon to 3pm.

These authors are:

Susan Brunell
Susan Brunell was born in Burbank, California. After moving to New England when she was a very young child she spent the remainder of her childhood in a small town in Massachusetts with her parents, her brother, and her sister. Susan currently lives in Connecticut with her husband, Stephen. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her daughter and grandson, along with her stepsons and granddaughter.

Susan has worked in the health care field in various capacities. She has spent most of her career working to help senior citizens and their families. She has a Bachelors degree in Social Services from Eastern Connecticut State University. She has co-facilitated a support group for Alzheimers caregivers, and she currently facilitates a parents grief support group.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-dragonfly-spirit-susan-brunell/1127858907

Visit her website: https://www.facebook.com/susan.brunell.3

Danny Cavazza

Right from Sally Sue’s chair she explores a Wacky World that reminds her of herself, different and bold. She finds strength to stay true to herself even when the kids in her world have tried to change her.

Children will not only be able to relate but they can also use this perspective to navigate through their own feelings of being different and quirky. Adult readers may also find this book encouraging and helpful.

This whimsical world is inspiring and so is Sally Sue.

https://www.amazon.com/Sally-Wacky-World-Danny-Cavazza-ebook/dp/B07MC9KVQ5/

David T. Lee

Fifteen year-old David T. Lee wrote and illustrated his 1st chapter book at age 7 (4,500 words with his own illustrations). He completed his 5-book sci-fi series by age 12. His action-packed chapter books inspire kids to read and a few to write their own stories.

In 2012, President Obama signed a thank you letter for David when the President received David’s 1st book as a gift.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/danny-and-the-portal-of-the-world-david-lee/1112503090

Visit his website: http://booksrfun.infomages.com/

Laura T. Lee

Thirteen year-old Laura T. Lee self-published her 1st young adult novel at age 10 (62,000 words). She completed her trilogy by age 12. Laura’s action-packed fantasy novels inspire kids to read and write their own stories.

Laura has been sharing her writing journey with kids and families through events organized by schools, public libraries, churches, community centers and local businesses (including Staples headquarters). Town newspapers and a Cable Access TV Channel interviewed her and shared her success story.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/two-worlds-laura-t-lee/1130777798

Visit her website: http://booksrfun.infomages.com/

Charlie Smith

I learned the coping strategies I teach to others to help me deal with the trauma in my life be it recent or 30+ years ago, because we may be able shut the doors on our past and we may be able to block them out of our thoughts, we may even be able to take medication to ease the pain.

But, in order to truly overcome the trauma in your lives, and in my own life, is to have long term solutions through meditation, positive thinking, confidence building talking with someone you can trust, and other grounding techniques and coping skills; not just band-aids to cover up the wounds.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/operation-mr-charles-r-smith/1124843390

Come on by the Millbury Barnes & Noble on Sunday, April 28th, 2019 from 12 noon to 3pm to meet these talented authors!

Here’s the facebook page for this group of authors and their event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/575303599622654/


The Blackstone Valley Art Association is proud to be associated with Authorstock! Whether you’re a reader, aspiring author, or artist, be sure to stop by! Mention Authorstock on checkout and a portion of your proceeds benefit the BVAA!

Share the news with family and friends!

Be sure to explore all four parts of AuthorStock:

Part 1 – Sat Apr 27th 12-3pm
Part 2 – Sat Apr 27th 3-6pm
Part 3 – Sun Apr 28th 12-3pm
Part 4 – Sun Apr 28th 3-6pm