BVAA 8th Annual Anything Goes Photography Show Reception

The reception for the 8th Annual Blackstone Valley Art Association “Anything Goes” Photography show was on Friday, January 10th, 2020 from 5-7pm. We had a great turnout to the reception. Thank you to everyone who attended!

The show was judged by talented photographer David Long. Be sure to attend his talk on landscape photography on Sunday, January 19th from 1-3pm.


First place – Debra Boucher – “Nesting Egrets”
Perfect light, unbelievable detail, great use of complementary colors, excellent composition, everything about this shot is perfect. I would give it a 10.

Second place – Luke MacNeil – “Good Morning”
Excellent sharpness, wonderful composition, superb bokeh, nice skin tones, spot on colors, a sense of mystery is a plus.

Third place – Gene St. Pierre – “Ferrari #1”
Wonderful colors, superb job of cropping, tones are spot on, lines are pleasing, works as an abstract but you know what it is.

Honorable Mention – Debra Boucher – “Three Poppies”
Perfect composition (would like a little more room on right) brilliant colors that also complement themselves, excellent detail.

Honorable Mention – Bob Evans – “Circe”
Great mood, excellent leading lines with hair, framing to lead to pink lips is dramatic, eyes create a storm (small hot spots)

Honorable Mention – Blair Boudreau – “Puffin Leapin'”
Very good composition, tack sharp on eye, light is good, nice complementary colors.

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!

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