The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring our fourth annual “Show of Hands” open art show! We had this show in 2017, 2018, and 2019, and then the pandemic interfered. We are back in the groove!
The public is warmly invited to participate in this art show! This show is open to all forms of artistic expression EXCEPT photography. It is the counterpoint to our photography-only show in January. We would love to see watercolors, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, sculptures, pottery, mixed media, drawings, pastels, and other non-photographic forms of artwork.
We award cash prizes!
September 10 to September 24, 2022
BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569
There is a LOT of free parking immediately next to this building. It is fully and easily handicapped accessible.
Entering the Show
The theme is wide open. Any topic can be addressed as long as it is family-friendly and is not photography. Artwork 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 wall-hanging items must be properly wired for hanging. Our hanging system does not work with saw-tooth or triangle hangers. If you are new to preparing artwork for shows, read our page on How to Mat and Frame a Photo. Please also check out our Show Terms and Conditions
To submit your entries use our BVAA Online Submission Form. The fee to participate is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. You can submit up to 2 pieces for that fee. The deadline to submit the online form for labels is Saturday September 3rd at midnight.
Drop Off of Works
Work must be dropped off on Saturday, September 3rd or Saturday, September 10th between 10am and 3pm. All work which is brought in will be hung (as long as it is properly wired and is family-friendly).
The show reception will be Friday, September 23rd, 2022 from 5-7. Invite family and friends – all are welcome!
Saturday, September 24th, 2022, from 10am to 3pm. If you aren’t able to make that, contact us for other arrangements.
Address any questions via our BVAA Contact Information
Ask with any questions! We look forward to seeing your entries!
2022 Show of Hands art show video with winners:
Here’s the video from our very first ever 2017 Show of Hands –