Bob Evans Series Show

Series Show Winners 2022

Congratulations to the winners from the 2022 BVAA Series Show! This show was for BVAA members and celebrated the fun of artwork on a theme. Each member could submit 2 or 3 works which somehow constituted a series, in whatever way the artist chose to link them.

The judge was Carolyn Winkler.

First Place – Bob Evans

Second Place – Steve Paulson

Third Place – James Hunt

Honorable Mention – Elizabeth Havens

Honorable Mention – Leslie Breault

Honorable Mention – Merilyn Rocks

Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you to all the artists who entered this show.

To see the show in person, come on by the Uxbridge art gallery – the BVAA is there Saturdays from 10am to 3pm! This show will be live from June 18th through July 23rd. Note that the show comes down on July 23rd, so come in early to be able to see everything :).

Show details:

Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class

Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class – July 2022

Painting from life, (painting from photos is okay, but from life is preferred) all levels of development welcomed. Bring what you want to paint. If you have no idea, you can paint my still life that I demo from, and we can discuss how to make a decision on what YOU want to paint.

I will demonstrate the first hour and then students paint for the remaining two hours. I will help everyone and answer questions as I walk around to each student for one-on-one advice and helpful information. 

This will be a fun and positive environment where everyone is free to express their creativity and bond with other artists. 

This monthly class usually meets on the first Thursday of every month from 6-9 pm.

Cost:
The maximum class size will be 10 students, to ensure plenty of hands-on time for each one.
Cost is $20/hour.

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When:
Thursday, July 7th 2022
6pm – 9pm

Where:
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.

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

This class is open to the public. It is open to all ages and to all levels of painting ability.

Please make sure you register beforehand so we know how many to expect. Carol will send you a supply list to get you started.

To register, please make sure you email: carol@carolarnoldfineart.com

To learn more about Carol Arnold and to view her painting gallery:

https://carolarnoldfineart.com/

Follow Carol on Facebook!

Carol Arnold Fine Art on Facebook

2022 Teen BVAA Show

2022 Teen Self Expression Show

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring the 2022 Teen Self Expression Show – this show is open to the public! All styles of teen-created family-friendly artwork are warmly welcome! FREE FOR TEENS TO ENTER!

When:
July 23 to Aug 20 2022

Where:
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.

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

Participation is FREE and is open to the public. The show is open to any person who is a teenager. 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.

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.

Submissions
To submit your entries use our BVAA Online Submission Form. The deadline to submit is 3pm on Saturday, July 23rd, 2022. Work should be dropped off by Saturday, July 23, 2022 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, June 27th.

Judging
The teen self expression show awards cash prizes based on the number of entries received.

The judge for this show will be announced soon.

Opening Reception
The opening reception for the show is Friday, July 29th from 5-7pm. Invite family and friends – all are welcome!

Pick Up
Saturday, August 20th, 2022, 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.

BVAA Series Show 2022

BVAA 4th Annual Series Art Show 2022

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring it’s fourth annual Series Show! This is a fun, creative art show which celebrates the magic of creating artwork in a series.

This show is for all BVAA members to participate in. You can submit two or three artwork items as your series. They can be related to each other in any way that you wish. It’s wholly up to you to define the theme of your series.

Maybe they are all shades of blue. Maybe they’re all landscapes. Do they all involve triangles? Cows? You can mix your artwork styles. Do one photo, one sculpture, and one watercolor painting. Explore your creativity!

When:
June 18 to July 23, 2022

Where:
BVAA / Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art 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.

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

Each BVAA member may exhibit up to three art items. These will be judged *as a series* (i.e. one prize for a whole group) for cash prizes. Note that you CAN submit items which you’ve submitted separately for judging before. This time they’ll be judged as an entire series. Also, when you submit items to this show as part of a series you CAN then submit them separately for a future show as individual items. This here is a fairly unique show in that we’re judging the art items as one coherent “group”.

Entering the Show
The entry fee for this show is $20 for up to three pieces. Note that you can’t submit just one item :). It needs to be 2 or 3 items which relate to each other. They can be presented together if you wish, as in a triptych frame.

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 art must be family friendly and properly wired for hanging. Our hanging system does not work with saw-tooth or triangle hangers. If you are new to preparing art for shows, read our page on How to Mat and Frame a Photo. Please also check out our Show Terms and Conditions. This includes all details including the 25% commission for any sales of exhibit artwork in the gallery. You may also choose to have your artwork listed as not for sale.

All art items which are entered are hung. There is no “pre-selection” process where some are accepted and others are rejected. If you submit artwork, and it is family-friendly and wired properly, it will be part of our show.

Some reading material:
Stephen DiRado Photography Alzheimer’s Series
January 2019 Monthly Meeting – Photography in Series

Submissions
To submit your entries use our BVAA Online Submission Form. The deadline to submit your online details is midnight on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Work must be dropped off by Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 3pm. All work which is brought in will be hung (as long as it is properly wired and is family-friendly).

We plan on hanging the show on Thursday, June 23rd from 4-6pm. We’d love to have you join us! Please contact us in case we change the date or time.

Judging
Judge to be announced

Opening Reception
The opening reception for the show is Friday, June 24th from 5-7pm. Invite family and friends – all are welcome!

Pick Up
Saturday, July 23, 2022, 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!

Here are the winners –

BVAA Spring 2022 Party

Spring 2022 BVAA Get-Together

It’s that time of year! BVAA Spring Party Time! We will be holding it on our regular monthly meeting date and time:

Tuesday June 21st, 2022
6:30-8:30pm

Bob Evans found a delightful restaurant for us!

Grill 122
91 Providence Road
Whitinsville MA
https://grille122.com/menu/

We have a private room reserved for our group.

Each person can order whatever they want and will get their own bill, so it is wholly up to you what you want to eat or drink from that menu. We are doing it this way so there is no stress about last minute cancellations. If you run into a problem last minute and can’t make it, that’s fine! There’s no up-front payments. If you aren’t able to attend even though you’d like to, we commiserate and understand. Times are tricky right now.

Please let us know if you are thinking about coming, just so we have a rough headcount for the restaurant. You’re welcome to bring someone with you.

We would love to see you on June 21st. If you’re not able to come for any reason at all, we understand. We will miss you! Hopefully the world will settle down to be safer in the coming months.

There will not be any event in the Uxbridge gallery on Tue June 21st. We will only be at the Grill 122.

Ask if you have any questions, and have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Lisa Shea & the BVAA Team

"Pat" - watercolor by Beverly Tinklenberg $200.

2022 Spectacular Spring Show Winners

We had an amazing evening tonight to celebrate our first in-person reception in over two years! This was for our open-themed Spring Show. Thank you to everyone who came out to participate! Click on an artwork to learn more about it! The judge for this show was Kris Occhino. Stop by the gallery on Saturday from 10am to 3pm to see it in person!

First Place:

“Pat” – watercolor by Beverly Tinklenberg $200. Judge notes: I love the painterly quality of this watercolor. The artist really captured the countenance of the sitter for this portrait.

Second place:

“Surf’s In” – Acrylic painting by Frank Robertson $200. Judge notes: I love the composition and the brush work in this acrylic. The water and rocks are beautifully executed.

Third Place:

“Rest and Renew” – acrylic by Merilyn Rocks $155. Judge’s notes: The artist’s brushwork and choice of color makes us feel the mood of this landscape.

“January Morning Repair” watercolor by Donald Dineen $700. Judge notes: I love the unusual composition and viewpoint of this watercolor.

“In Memory of Janet” – gouache by Michele St. Pierre – not for sale. Judge notes – The artist has drawn us into this painting with all of the beautifully composed objects that reminded her of Janet.

“Sunset Cruise” photography by Michael Bachunas $225. Judge notes – I love the light in this photo and the bold landscape.

Did you miss seeing our BVAA Spring Show in person? Here is the video walkthrough of it! Let us know if you’d like to contact any artist to learn more about their works.

May 17 2022 Monthly Meeting – Carol Arnold Demo

It’s time for a special treat! Carol Arnold is an absolutely phenomenal artist. Come watch and learn as she creates something spectacular for us!

Our May 2022 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 17th from 6:30-9pm.

To learn more about the talented award-winning painter Carol Arnold:

https://www.carolarnoldfineart.com/

Carol is looking to start up a monthly class. Contact her if you’d be interested!

Location:
BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

This meeting and demo is free and open to the public.

Our meetings cover BVAA organization business from 6:30-7:00pm and then go into the demo part of the evening. Feel free to come for whichever half interests you the most. In general, our monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month unless otherwise announced.

All are welcome – this demo is open to members and non-members. Feel free to bring along a friend! We’d love to see you there to learn some new things and explore your creativity!

Ask with any questions!

Some samples of Carol Arnold’s work:

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

April 19 2022 Monthly Meeting – Carol Arnold Critique

Open Critique Session

It’s time for a critique session! We all bring in our latest works or images and then offer each other suggestions and advice. You can bring the works in in person or bring JPG images on a thumb drive for us to view on a laptop. You can bring in paintings, drawings, or sculptures. Whatever you wish! It’ll be fun, relaxed, and conversational.

If you aren’t able to bring the item in, and don’t have a thumb drive, you can email the image to our normal info@bvaa.org address sometime before Tuesday and we’ll handle it for you. Bob Evans will be on laptop duty for the night :).

Our April 2022 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 19th from 6:30-9pm.

This critique will be moderated by the talented award-winning painter Carol Arnold!

https://www.carolarnoldfineart.com/

Carol is looking to start up a monthly class. Contact her if you’d be interested!

Location:
BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

This meeting and session is free and open to the public. No experience is necessary. The fun of our workshops is that we all learn new things we’ve never done before.

Our meetings cover BVAA organization business from 6:30-7:00pm and then go into the workshop part of the evening. Feel free to come for whichever half interests you the most. In general, our monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month unless otherwise announced.

All are welcome – this workshop is open to members and non-members. Feel free to bring along a friend! We’d love to see you there to learn some new things and explore your creativity!

Ask with any questions!

Some samples of Carol Arnold’s work:

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

BVAA Spectacular Spring Show 2022

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring its annual BVAA Spectacular Spring Show – this is our 64th year! The show is open to all BVAA members. If you’re not yet a BVAA member, now’s the time to join us!

When:
April 30 to June 18, 2022

Where:
BVAA / Open Sky Uxbridge Community Art Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

About the Show:
The Blackstone Valley Art Association celebrates its 64th year with its annual Spectacular Spring show. This open-themed extravaganza features the very best artwork from its diverse membership. We explore stunning black and white photography, soaring landscapes, delicate watercolors, swirling acrylics, precisely detailed oil paintings, and much, much more. Our members range from teens to retirees, from those just starting out to award-winning Putney Painters. We warmly invite you to our opening reception where you can enjoy insightful conversations with the artists and infuse inspiration into your life!

Entering the Show
The entry fee for the Spectacular Spring 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. The gallery will not accept non-wired wall-hanging 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

Submissions
To submit your entries use our BVAA Online Submission Form. The deadline to submit the online form is midnight on Saturday, April 30th, 2022. Work should be dropped off that Saturday, April 30th from 10am to 3pm. 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 on Tuesday, May 3rd from 5-7pm. We’d love to have you come participate! Hanging is easy and fun now that we have the wall hanging system. It’s all about figuring out which artwork styles go together.

Judging
This show awards cash prizes based on the number of entries received. The judge for this show is Kris Occhino.

Opening Reception
The opening reception for the show is:
Friday, May 6th, 2022 5-7pm

There’ll be music, fun, and lively conversation! Bring a snack to share – just how creative can you get? Lisa might bring her ladybug-tomato-on-mozzarella! That is nice and springy!

Please invite family and friends – all are welcome!

Viewing Hours
Mondays through Saturdays 10am-3pm. If coming during the week, note that Open Sky uses this space for their work with clients. Call ahead to make sure someone will be there.

Pick Up
Pick up for this show is:

Saturday June 18th, 2022 10am-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!

Jo Ellen Reinhardt Watercolor Landscape Demo

Jo Ellen Reinhardt Watercolor Landscape Demo

Greetings, everyone! It’s that time of month! Our monthly meeting! Always the third Tuesday. This is Tuesday, March 15th, 2022. And we have a real treat this month – the talented artist Jo Ellen Reinhardt is going to do a demo of a watercolor landscape!

Our BVAA meetings are open to the public and are free.

BVAA Uxbridge Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

We will do this HYBRID since we have a mix of people who enjoy in-person as well as those unable to come to the gallery right now.

Our meeting will start, as always, at 6:30pm at the Uxbridge gallery. We’ll discuss upcoming shows and other events.

Jo Ellen will start her watercolor demo at 7pm. I will bring the video camera and live-stream it on Zoom for BVAA members.

If you can’t make it in person, we’ll post the video in a private members-only link to watch it afterwards.

Here’s more information about Jo Ellen –

https://www.joellenreinhardt.com/

We hope to see you Tuesday evening, either in person or on Zoom! Ask with any questions!

Here’s another watercolor demo by Jo Ellen, for a rose –