Welcome to the Blackstone Valley Art Association webpage! We have been supporting arts in the Blackstone Valley since 1957. Our main gallery is in Uxbridge; we sponsor numerous shows, events, and workshops throughout the year. This website provides hundreds of pages on local art shows, art events, field trips, workshops, museum visits, and much, much more. We even have a lending library. Feel free to contact us with any questions!
Gallery and Upcoming Events
Sat Mar 16 – Sat Open Paint / Mirror Photography / James Hunt Photoshop 10-3
Sat Mar 19 – Monthly Meeting / Gamblin Demo 6:30pm
Tue Mar 26 – Art-Poetry Reception Blackstone Library 6pm
Thu Mar 28 – Spring Joy Milford TV Reception 6pm
Sat Mar 30 – Series Show Submission Deadline
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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
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!
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About the BVAA
Since its inception in 1957, the Blackstone Valley Art Association has been dedicated to the advancement of the arts and preservation of the finest artistic traditions by means of exhibitions, classes, lectures, and other activities favorable to artistic expression, and to the development of friendly exchanges amongst artists and those interested in the arts.
Meetings & Events
We meet at the BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery at 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge on the third Tuesday of every month. We also hold regular shows, workshops, and events. Please check our BVAA Calendar for more information. Board meeting venues will be announced. All meetings start at 6:30 pm unless indicated otherwise.
We are a friendly, supportive community of all levels of experience. We have members who are just getting started and members who have established a substantial portfolio. We all learn from each other. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced artist, we’d love to have you join us! Membership Information
All the work of the Blackstone Valley Art Association is accomplished due to the selfless contributions of our membership who share their time and talents. From our board to our sustaining members, we all do our part to help each other thrive. We offer a warm thank-you to our dedicated group of creative art enthusiasts!
Please Contact Us to learn more about our organization!