BVAA 2023 Teen Show

2023 Teen Self Expression Art Show

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring the 2023 Teen Self Expression Art Show – this art show is open to the public! All styles of teen-created family-friendly artwork are warmly welcome! FREE FOR TEENS TO ENTER!

Saturday March 4th to Saturday April 8th 2023

BVAA Open Sky 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.

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Participation is FREE and is open to the public. The show is open to any person who is a teenager (aged 13-18). Each participant may exhibit up to three pieces of artwork. These will be judged for cash prizes.

Entering the Show
The show is completely free to enter. The artwork can be on any theme and in any medium. We have glass cases in which we can display sculptures and pottery.

Please check out our Show Terms and Conditions. Note that some of the conditions about framing and wiring do not apply to this show. If you simply wish to bring in 5×7 printed photos or artwork, that is fine, We can handle matting those for you. If you wish to bring in other forms of art that is framed and/or ready for display, that is fine too. Ask with any questions.

We should also make sure everyone sees this section of the terms: “Works submitted to the BVAA must be original work created by the submitting artist.  All entries must contain copyright-free material or material released with consent from the original source. Unauthorized use of any copyrighted images, text, or other material will not be accepted.” We know teens love to copy online art and to represent favorite movie characters. For legal reasons, this show needs to feature original art only.

To submit your entries use our BVAA Online Submission Form. The deadline to submit is 3pm on Saturday, March 4th, 2023. Work should be dropped off by Saturday, March 4th, 2023 at 3pm. All work which is brought in will be hung (as long as it is family-friendly). If you can’t make it by Saturday, contact us and we’ll arrange a later drop-off for you. We hang the show on Wed, March 8th.

The teen self expression show awards ribbons based on the number of entries received.

Opening Reception
The opening reception for the show is Friday, March 10th from 5-7pm. Invite family and friends – all are welcome!

Pick Up
Saturday, April 8th, 2023, 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! It’s great to think outside the box for this show.

To get some ideas, here is information about the 2022 Teen Show!

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