6th Annual Anything Goes Photography Show

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring the “6th Annual Anything Goes Photography Show” – this show is open to the public! All styles of cameras and cellphone images are warmly welcome!

January 17 to March 5, 2018

BVAA Alternatives 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 open to the public. Each participant may exhibit three photos. These will be judged for cash prizes. A portion of all sales goes to support the work of Alternatives in the community.

Entering the Show
The entry fee for the main show, open to all styles of photography, is $20/3 pieces for BVAA members and $30/3 pieces for non-members. The theme is wide open. You can submit a portrait, landscape, still life, abstract, seascape, you name it. Your imagination is the limit.

Photos can be any size. That being said, please contact us first if you plan on bringing anything over 20″ x 30″ in size. We need to arrange for space for those separately.

All photography must be family friendly and properly wired for hanging. Our hanging system does not work with saw-tooth or triangle hangers. If you are new to preparing photography for shows, read our page on How to Mat and Frame a Photo. Please also check out our Show Terms and Conditions

All photos which are entered are hung. There is no “pre-selection” process where some are accepted and others are rejected. If you submit artwork, and it is family-friendly and wired properly, it will be part of our show.

To submit your entries use our BVAA Online Submission Form. The deadline to submit is midnight on Monday, January 15th, 2018. Work must be dropped off by Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 3pm. All work which is brought in will be hung (as long as it is properly wired and is family-friendly).

On Tuesday, January 16th the gallery is open from 10am to 3pm as usual, and then we have our photography discussion session Tuesday night from 6:30pm to 9pm. The gallery will open at 6pm to prepare for that. So you’re welcome to drop off your artwork Tuesday night as well as during the regular 10am to 3pm gallery hours.

We will hang the show on Wednesday night at 6pm, as the judge is coming in to review the show at noon on Thursday.

The Anything Goes show awards cash prizes based on the number of entries received. The judge for this show is Professor DiRado.

Professor DiRado received a B.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art in 1981 and a Certificate of Art from the School of the Worcester Art Museum in 1979. He is currently a Professor of Practice in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Clark University.   DiRado is a photographer whose work is based on long-term documentary projects. He has received numerous fellowships, grants and awards throughout his career. His work can be found in museum collections across the country, including the MFA, Boston, MFA, Houston, DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA and the Currier Museum in NH. He has had one person shows in many galleries and museums, including a most recent one in 2008/2009 at the Fitchburg Art Museum, Stephen DiRado’s Dinner Series: How We Lived.

Opening Reception
The opening reception for the show is Friday, January 19th, 2018 from 4-7pm. Invite family and friends – all are welcome!

Film / Alternate Photography Sub-Show
There will be a smaller exhibition of film photography, cyanotypes, and other non-digital photos at this show. A separate best of show will be awarded to this section. The entry fee for this is $5 each for up to 3 pieces. You are welcome to enter both parts of the show!

In addition to the cash prize for the winner here, the winner will also get a gift certificate for film development at Old School Photo Lab. They do amazing work with film of all kinds – they’re highly recommended!

Pick Up
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, 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!

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