BVAA Whitin Mill Show 2021

Re-Emerging in the Valley – BVAA Art Show at the Whitin Mill

Re-Emerging in the Valley

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is holding an art show at the beautiful Whitin Mill in Whitinsville, Massachusetts! The show is open to all BVAA members. If you’re not yet a BVAA member, now’s the time to join us!

The Blackstone Valley Art Association celebrates the joy of community and friendship! The summer of 2021 reminds us just how precious it is to see the smiling faces of loved ones, to share laughter, and to treasure every moment. Through our photography, painting, drawing, and other forms of art, we offer our visions of creativity. Together we inspire each other to explore new avenues of expression.

July 1 to August 20, 2021

Whitin Mill / Alternatives
50 Douglas Road
Whitinsville, Massachusetts 01588

About the Show:
This is an open-themed show to celebrate the re-opening of events and activities! Come treasure the creativity and expressions of our local Blackstone Valley area artists!

Thank you so much to ValleyCAST and Alternatives for providing this opportunity to the BVAA.

Entering the Show
The entry fee for the Whitin Mill show, open to all styles of artwork, is $8/piece or $20 for three. You can submit up to three pieces. The theme is wide open. You can submit a portrait, landscape, still life, abstract, seascape, you name it. Your imagination is the limit. Because this show is judged, you cannot enter anything which has previously been submitted for a BVAA judged show. It’s fine to enter works which have been in non-judged BVAA shows.

All artwork must be family friendly. Any hanging artwork MUST BE properly wired for hanging. This gallery does have pedestals for sculpture-style artwork. If you are new to preparing hanging artwork for shows, read our page on How to Mat and Frame Artwork. Please also check out our Show Terms and Conditions

To submit your entries use our BVAA Online Submission Form. The deadline to submit the online form is midnight on Sunday, June 13th, 2021 at midnight. Work should be dropped off during the week of TUESDAY, June 15th to Friday, June 18th, 2021. The hours are 9-12 and then 1:30-4:30pm each day. All work which is brought in will be hung (as long as it is properly wired and is family-friendly).

We will have a sign-in sheet. Please make sure you sign your art in so we can track what is in the gallery.

The show will be hung by Cristi at ValleyCAST once all art has been dropped off. Please label the back of every piece so she knows which labels go with which objects.

Note that art that is entered into this show must stay present for the duration of the show. Art which is purchased can be retrieved after the show is complete.

ValleyCAST will take a 30% commission on each sale. Price your artwork accordingly.

This show awards cash prizes based on the number of entries received. The judge for this show will be Joellen Rheinhardt.

Opening Reception
Due to lingering pandemic issues, we will not be having an opening reception. However, ValleyCAST is planning to have their summer concert series in the plaza, and the gallery will be open during those concert events. So if you’d like people to hang out and talk with, be sure to attend one of the summer concert shows!

Viewing Hours
This building will be open Mondays through Fridays 9am-4pm. Please call ahead to let them know your intended arrival time, as the doors are locked and they are not always right by the front door.

Pick Up
Pick up for the Whitin Mill show is during the week of Monday, August 23rd to Friday, August 27th, 2021, between 9-12 and then 1:30-4:30pm. Please call ahead so they know you’re coming. Pick up for art at the Uxbridge Gallery will be Saturday August 28th from 10am to 3pm.

If you aren’t able to make that, contact us for other arrangements. Someone can probably pick up your art for you and then arrange to meet another time.

Address any questions via our BVAA Contact Information

Ask with any questions! We look forward to seeing your entries!

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