Welcome to the BVAA

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

BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery
Gallery Open Mon – Sat 10am to 3pm
Current Show: “Anything Goes Photography Show

Sat Jan 18 – black and white photography, street photography
Sat Jan 18 – Ella Delyanis Pastel Workshop 10-3 (Northbridge)
Sun Jan 19 – Landscape Photography Tips with David Long 1-3
Tue Jan 21 – Monthly Meeting Photography Critique 6:30-9
Sat Jan 25 – abstract photography, portrait photography
Sat 2/1 – minimalism photography, lighting in photography
Sat 2/8 – long exposure photography, macro photography
Sat 2/15 – architectural photography, filters in photography (also through glass balls, saran wrap, prisms, etc.)
Sat 2/22 – flash photography with Al Weems, high key / low key photography
Sat 2/29 – mirrors photography, James Hunt Photoshop Q&A

Jan all month – “Winter Magic” show at Milford TV
Jan all month – “Sharp” online show at Flickr

dennis smith

Latest Blog Update

BVAA Pastel Class with Ella Delyanis Jan 2020

Thank you so much to Judith Potter for taking these photos for us!

This was a free BVAA Pastel Class -it was an awesome time with a great group of talented and fun people!!!

Instructor: Ella Delyanis.

Thank you to the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Uxbridge / Northbridge Cultural Councils for funding our demos so most of them can be discount rate or free.

Read All Posts on our BVAA Blog

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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.

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Meetings & Events

We meet at the BVAA Open Sky 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.

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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

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Member Gallery

BVAA members are provided with an online member webpage displaying samples of their work and their artist’s statement. If you are a new member just starting out, or are an existing member looking to expand their gallery, please come to the meeting or Contact Us to get started.

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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!

Blackstone Valley Art Association

Please Contact Us to learn more about our organization!

This Uxbridge gallery is supported in part by BVAA member dues, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by ValleyCAST. The space use is kindly donated to us by ValleyCast, the community outreach department of Open Sky Community Services. Open Sky uses this space for special-needs client activities during daytime weekdays. They allow the BVAA use of the space – and its gallery walls – on evenings and weekends. We actively support their inclusive mission. All are welcome to all of our events and activities!

Massachusetts Cultural Council
Massachusetts Cultural Council

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