BVAA Summer “Show of Hands” Open Show 2017

It’s summer, and that means it’s time for the Blackstone Valley Art Association “Show of Hands” open art show! All artists are welcome to participate in this show, whether or not you’re a member of the BVAA.

This show is a counterpoint to our January photography show. While the January show is all about photography – both digital and film – this show here is all about the other arts. Oil painting, Acrylic painting. Watercolors. Pastels. Charcoal. Sculpture. Pottery. Fabric. Art Quilts. If you use your hands to make it, it’s fair game for the show! No photography, please – that has its own show in January.

The show is held at the Alternatives’ Community Gallery, 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA.

Submit using our online form – BVAA Online Submission Form – the fee to participate is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. You can submit up to 2 pieces for that fee. The deadline to submit is August 7, 2017 at midnight EST.

Drop Off of Works:
Drop off at the Uxbridge Gallery is from Monday, August 7th through Wednesday, August 9th from 10am to 3pm. Note that all hanging works need to be properly wired. Of the two artworks submitted, only one can be 16×20 or larger. The other must be smaller than that size. All works must be family-friendly. There is no photography in this show – our photography-only show takes place in January. All skill levels are welcome to participate. This show is perfect for first-timers!

The show will be hung Thursday morning, August 10th, at 10am.

Opening Reception:
Friday, August 11th, 2017
food and drink provided, prizes will be awarded
all are welcome!

Winner List:
First place: Kelsey Campbell, Forest Diet
Second place: Roseanne Francesconi, Impressions of Cinque Terre
Third place: Jose Criollo, Sea Fish

Honorable Mentions:
Carol Frieswick, Heritage Gardens
Laura Cenedella, Day Dreaming
Roseanne Francesconi, Northside Club House

Exhibit Ends:
September 29th, 2017
Pickup is Monday, October 2 through Wednesday, October 4 from 10am to 3pm.

Volunteers Needed
The BVAA is run by volunteers – please lend a hand! We need volunteers for the following activities:
* Hang the show
* Host the reception
* Take it down

Let us know on your submission form how you’re able to help out.

There is a 20% commission on sales which goes to support the gallery itself.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

If you missed the 2017 Show of Hands art show, here is the video:

Show of Hands Reception Details

9 thoughts to “BVAA Summer “Show of Hands” Open Show 2017”

  1. My paintngs are on 3/4 in. board which requires no frame. They are very presentable on these Ampersand frames. May I send photo’s to you? My website below. Latest paintings not posted as yet.

  2. I have at least one entry and a non-member friend has two. I am out straight but shooting to submit Sunday night.

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