Sunflower Show 2017 Entries

Here are the entries for our August 2017 Sunflower Show to be held at the Booklovers’ Gourmet in Webster.

If I missed anybody, please let me know!

It looks like we have the perfect number of entries for the walls. That means each person gets to put theirs live :). If you haven’t submitted your title, medium, and price yet via the submission form, please send that in now for your piece of art. That way we know what to put on the labels.

Thank you to everyone who is participating!

Sunflower Show Full Details

News Clippings from the Sunflower Show

Photos of the Live Sunflower Show

Sutton Post Office show

The monthly new BVAA art show at the Sutton Post Office is now live! :). All the participants are Suttonian BVAA members. It’s cool what a range of styles we use!

The group from top left is Bob See, Lisa Shea, April Eaton Brown, then on the bottom row Al Weems, Janice E Boutiette, and Meagan Fedigan.

Every person has their own cool way of viewing the world!

BVAA Spring Show Reception

Hi Everyone

We head some great entries for our Spring Show and a really nice reception this afternoon at the Blackstone Valley Visitors Centre in Pawtucket, RI.

First Place

“New York, NY” by Elizabeth Havens

Second Place

“Korean War Memorial” by Carol Dandrade

Third Place

“After the Storm” by Gary Cunningham

Honourable Mentions

“Dunlin” by Pam Siderewicz”
“Dangling” by Bob See
“Lily Pond” by Carol Frieswick
“The Tunnel” by Lisa Shea

We also had an in memoriam display of some of Dot Downing’s artwork.

A big thanks to everyone who participated and helped with the show and if you get a chance please call down and see the show, it’s worth it!

Don’t forget that we will be taking the show down on Tuesday, June 27th between 10am and 4pm so we are done before the July 4th weekend!


Milford TV Art Show Jul-Aug 2017 – Dog Days of Summer

Every two months we rotate the show at the Milford TV Station. The drop-off for the upcoming July-August 2017 show on the theme of “Dog Days of Summer” is Thursday, July 6th from 6-8pm. We do these on the last Thursday of the month preceding the show.


This date is also the reception (and take down) for the existing “Floral” show. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend!

Please bring food or drink to share!

The Milford TV Station is at 138 South Main Street.

The Milford people do the labels and hanging for us, so there is no need to use our online submission form to indicate what you’re bringing. Simply be sure to label the back of each piece with its title, your name, and the price. Milford does not take any commission on sales.

This show is for BVAA members only and is free to participate in. Most artists bring in three items but if you have more that’s great! The items can be any size or shape – Milford has a great hanging system which can accommodate pretty much anything.

BVAA Spring Show Reception – Sunday June 11th

Come on out! Invite family and friends! The Spring Show reception for the BVAA Spring Show is on Sunday, June 11th from 1pm to 3:30pm. All are welcome!

This is located at the:

Blackstone Valley Visitor Center Gallery
175 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI

Here’s a few photos from the hanging:
Spring Show Hanging Photos

Here’s more details about the show:
BVAA 2017 Spring Show

If you can’t make it to our opening reception, the show is live through Monday, June 26, 2017. Stop on by and take a look!

Note that participants in the show are welcome to have bin art available for purchase. The shop there will take care of any sales.

Spring Show 2017 – Hanging Photos

Here are a few photos from the hanging of the 2017 BVAA Spring Show! Mark your calendar to come out to the opening on Sunday, June 11th from 1pm – 3:30pm! It’s at the Blackstone Heritage Corridor center in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Spring Show Reception Details

BVAA Spring Show 2017 – Full Details

Photography Seminar

Are you interested in photography? Curious what a f-stop or aperture setting is? Want to know how to make those pretty, fuzzy backgrounds on photos so the flowers or faces really pop? Interested how to bring a photo from “that’s nice” to “WOW!” with just a few simple changes?

Al Weems is here to get you on your way.

Al is a talented, award-winning professional photographer with countless credits to his name. We’ll be doing an outing at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts. That way, rain or shine, we’ll have a wealth of things to take photos of.

Most area libraries offer half-price admission cards. We can arrange to car-pool from a nearby location so that we stack up those half-price cards per carload.

The session is free for all BVAA members. Any non-BVAA member who wishes to join us would pay a $5 instructor fee in addition to the entry to Tower Hill.

IMPORTANT NOTE!!! We are still determining the date and the time of day time of day we’ll meet up. Regular hours are 10am to 5pm. The Twigs Cafe is open from 11am to 3pm.

Contact us if you’re interested in joining us! We will post the details shortly.

Al Weems Photography Website