Artful Mix “Country / Farms” October Show

Artful Mix
Artful Mix

The BVAA is holding a show on the theme of “Country and Farms” at the Artful Mix gallery in Hopedale, MA through the month of October 2015.

All art must be properly wired and needs to be in to the gallery by end-of-day (6pm) Friday, October 2nd. The submission period is closed for this. This is open to all BVAA members and there is no charge to participate.

It is a non-judged show.

The opening reception will be on Thursday, October 8th from 5-8pm. All are welcome!

Here is the Facebook page for this show –



BVAA 58th Annual Fall Show

Alternatives Gallery
Alternatives Gallery

The Blackstone Valley 58th Annual Fall Art Show will be held at the Spaulding R. Aldrich Heritage Gallery in the Alternatives building in Whitinsville, MA. The opening reception is on Friday, November 6th from 4-8pm. All are welcome!

The exhibit runs through December 31st.

The juror for this show will be Charlotte Wharton.

Drop-off date is Friday, October 30 between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM

From the gallery:
 All artwork must be clean and ready to hang with wire hangers. (No saw tooth hangers, please!) Every piece of art must be clearly labeled on the front and back with the following: Artist name, title of work, medium, and price (or NFS, if not for sale). We ask that you please use two labels with the same information, so that the work can be hung and labeled without confusion. The label on the front will be removed for the show, so please use something easily removed.

The Gallery charges a 25% commission on any work sold as a result of the show. This money goes towards the cost of having the show. We pay for advertising in the Quarterly Event calendar to more than 20,000 homes in the Blackstone Valley. We also create and mail a postcard to our ValleyCAST arts and culture list of more than 1,500. We will also use social media to promote the show. The Gallery pays for the food and beverage at the opening (although any food, wine, beer, and or monetary contributions are happily accepted). The work will be hung in the Gallery by Alternatives.

PLEASE NOTE: We will make every effort to hang each piece in its best possible light, but please be aware that it is NOT possible for every piece to be hung front and center.


Pick-up dates are Monday & Tuesday, January 4 & 5 between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Submission details:

Up to 3 pieces for $20. Must be wired, up to 16×20 in size. Use the Online Submission Form. Deadline for submission is 10/26.

Here is the Facebook event for this show –


Cirque de Noir – Sprinkler Factory

October 17, 2015 will showcase the 2015 Cirque de Noir art event! This is held at the Sprinkler Factory in Worcester, MA. It runs from 7-11pm and dress is all black. It features a number of fun events including a paint-rotation where there are perhaps five artists in front of five easels. They paint for a little while then all slide one easel right. They work on that painting for a little while then all slide right again. It’s lots of fun to see how the paintings evolve!

Full details and tickets here –

Cirque de Noir Facebook Page

The Twenty-First Century Body Art Exhibition @ WPI

Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA is holding an exhibition focused on The Twenty-First Century Body. It showcases a range of interpretations of that theme. It’s being held in conjunction with the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle. The show runs October 1st through November 6th.

The opening reception is being held at Alden Hall on the main WPI campus on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 from 6:30-8:30pm. All are welcome to attend! Alden Hall is a red brick church-like building located here –

Alden Hall WPI
Alden Hall WPI

Here’s the show’s official flyer –

WPI 2015 Exhibition
WPI 2015 Exhibition

WPI 2015 Exhibition – PDF version

Here’s the full catalogue of artwork – WPI Exhibition Catalogue

Happy Autumn Equinox!

Happy Autumn Equinox!
Happy Autumn Equinox!

Happy Autumn Equinox!

The Autumn Equinox issue of Mused is now live.

The issue is spectacular. There are just amazing stories and poems in this. Several BVAA members are featured.

Here is the issue –

They would love to hear your thoughts on it – and they would love to see your submissions for the upcoming Winter issue! Share the news!

Have a great week :).