Claflin Hill Iberian Legends Art & Music – Mar 3 2018

The BVAA, in conjunction with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, is offering a fun night of art and music! The orchestra provides the music while the BVAA provides the art!

Milford Town Hall
52 Main Street
Milford, MA 01757

On Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 from 7:30-10:00pm the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra will be performing a show. The BVAA will have art up for patrons to enjoy before the show and during intermission. This is an art-loving audience and we see good sales at these shows.

Deadline to submit your titles and sizes via the online form is Monday, February 26th. This gives us time to determine how many panels will be needed. There’s no fee to participate and the show is open to all BVAA members. We will then respond back to everyone with a copy of the labels to proof and approve. If you don’t submit your information by Monday night you may still be able to participate, but your labels might not be proofed. This show is displayed on panels so works submitted need to be less than 36″ wide in order to fit on a panel. Any sales will include a 20% BVAA commission. Full BVAA terms: BVAA Show Terms and Conditions.

Drop-Off for the show will be Friday, March 2nd from 4-5pm. Everything will be set up Friday night so it’s ready to go for Saturday. If you can’t make it on Friday, you can drop off Thursday during their open hours. Just put the artwork up in the performance hall. We’ve never had any issue with items being left there.

SETUP NOTE: The panels will arrive on Friday at 5pm. So while people might start dropping off art at 4pm, we need help from 5-6pm to put the panels up. Thanks!

Public Viewing
Participating artists get free entry to enjoy the show! Let us know if you’re interested in attending the music! If you’d like to attend, you go to the ticket spot and identify yourself as an artist. They will identify an unused seat for you and give you that ticket.

Pick-up and take down will be Sunday morning from 8-9am. If you can’t make that, email us to make other arrangements. We routinely leave art in that hall for a day or two until artists can make it in and have never had any problem with that.

The music being performed will be:

De Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Rodrigo: Concerto de Aranjuez featuring Daniel Salazar, Guitar
Strauss: Don Quixote featuring CHSO Principal Cellist, Johann Soults

Claflin Hill’s notes:

Next stop on our “World Tour’ is the Iberian Peninsula opening with Manuel De Falla’s colorful tone poem, “Nights in the Gardens of Spain” paired with Joaquin Rodrigo’s noble and elegant “Concerto de Aranjuez” with a return solo performance from old CHSO friend, Daniel Salazar. Our own CHSO Principal Cellist, Johann Soults, takes on the mantle of “knighthood” as we set off on a “quest” in the Richard Strauss masterwork depicting the fabled but flawed hero of Cervantes.

We should aim to bring the best art in our libraries, to match the high quality of the performance. That being said, if you have two great pieces and one features a Spanish / European theme then that might be a perfect one to choose!

Use the BVAA Online Submission Form to submit for this show.

Volunteers Needed
The BVAA is run by volunteers – please lend a hand! We need volunteers for the following activities:
* Bringing the art panels from Pam’s house to the show (they are 30″ X 84″ in size)
* Hang the show from 5-6pm on Friday
* Take it down from 8-9am on Sunday
* Bringing the art panels back to Pam’s house

Let us know on your submission form how you’re able to help out. There is a 20% commission on sales – this commission is forgiven for those who help out!

Here’s the official Claflin Hill page with all details on the concert –


To get to to Milford Town Hall, 52 Main Street from Millbury take 140 S for around 10 miles. Take a slight left on West Street, which becomes Exchange Street. Turn left onto Main Street/MA-16 for about 2 1/2 miles. It’s a tall white steepled building very hard to miss.

There are parking lots on either side of the building as well as street parking.

You may enter by the side entrance where the handicapped ramp is, go in via the ramp and basement entrance and use the elevator to go to the second floor.

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