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Tapestry Art Show 2020

2020 Community Tapestry Art Show

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is proud to announce the 2020 Community Tapestry Art Show! The public is warmly invited to participate! This show is open to all forms of artistic expression. We would love to see watercolors, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, sculptures, pottery, mixed media, drawings, pastels, photography, cyanotypes, and other forms of art.

All ages and levels of ability are encouraged to participate! This show is enthusiastically inclusive.

When:
submit by December 19, 2020 at midnight EST

Where:
Virtually online! On our YouTube and Facebook channels.

Entering the Show
The theme is wide open. Any topic can be addressed as long as it is family-friendly. Artwork can be any size.

Submissions
To submit your entries use our BVAA Online Submission Form. This show is free to participate in. Each artist may submit up to five items. The deadline to submit is Saturday, December 19th at midnight EST.

Submission of JPGs
Please email a JPG of each art item to info@bvaa.org. Email the largest size you have – we’ll take care of cropping to fit.

Address any questions via our BVAA Contact Information

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

Here are photos and videos of the previous show!

Tapestry Art Show Photos and Videos

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Douglas Celebration of Art 2020

Welcome to the beauty of Douglas, Massachusetts!

Thanks to the Douglas Cultural Council, the Blackstone Valley Art Association was able to create a celebration of art and beauty centered on various locations in Douglas. We have workshops on photography, watercolors, sketching, pencil, and much more.

We are also holding a virtual art contest! Submit up to five artworks you have created which feature the town of Douglas. The art can be painting, photography, sculpture, you name it! Send the JPGs to info@bvaa.org to participate, along with your name. Please submit your entry by December 31, 2020. All levels and abilities are warmly encouraged to participate! We’ll create a slideshow of all the entries and select the winners!

Here are some videos featuring Douglas to get you inspired. The lead artist is talented Dennis Smith with watercolor!

For the base image Dennis Smith uses, you can trace this:

Here are additional videos about Douglas to enjoy!

There are more videos coming shortly, including the main feature with Carole Plante! Ask with any questions :).

Upton Celebration of Art 2020

Welcome to the beauty of Upton, Massachusetts!

Thanks to the Upton Cultural Council, the Blackstone Valley Art Association was able to create a celebration of art and beauty centered on various locations in Upton. We have workshops on oil painting, photography, watercolors, sketching, pencil, and much more.

We are also holding a virtual art contest! Submit up to five artworks you have created which feature the town of Upton. The art can be painting, photography, sculpture, you name it! Send the JPGs to info@bvaa.org to participate, along with your name. Please submit your entry by December 31, 2020. All levels and abilities are warmly encouraged to participate! We’ll create a slideshow of all the entries and select the winners!

Here are some videos featuring Upton to get you inspired.

Grafton Celebration of Art

Grafton Celebration of Art 2020

Welcome to the beauty of Grafton, Massachusetts!

Thanks to the Grafton Cultural Council, the Blackstone Valley Art Association was able to create a celebration of art and beauty centered on various locations in Grafton including the historic trains. We have workshops on oil painting, photography, watercolors, sketching, pencil, and much more.

We are also holding a virtual art contest! Submit up to five artworks you have created which feature the town of Grafton. The art can be painting, photography, sculpture, you name it! Send the JPGs to info@bvaa.org to participate, along with your name. Please submit your entry by December 31, 2020. All levels and abilities are warmly encouraged to participate! We’ll create a slideshow of all the entries and select the winners!

Here are some videos featuring Grafton to get you inspired. Note that our keynote painting workshop with Grafton artist Bonnie Frederico is not live yet – we’ll post as soon as it is available!

Here’s the full playlist of videos!

Grafton Celebration of Art on YouTube

Millville Celebration of Art

Millville Celebration of Art 2020

Welcome to the beauty of Millville, Massachusetts!

Thanks to the Millville Cultural Council, the Blackstone Valley Art Association was able to create a celebration of art and beauty centered on various locations in Millville including the historic Blackstone Canal and its locks. We have workshops on oil painting, photography, watercolors, sketching, pencil, and much more.

We are also holding a virtual art contest! Submit up to five artworks you have created which feature the town of Millville. The art can be painting, photography, sculpture, you name it! Send the JPGs to info@bvaa.org to participate, along with your name. Please submit your entry by December 31, 2020. All levels and abilities are warmly encouraged to participate! We’ll create a slideshow of all the entries and select the winners!

Here are some videos featuring Millville to get you inspired.

Ask with any questions!

Blackstone Celebration of Art 2020

Welcome to the beauty of Blackstone, Massachusetts!

Thanks to the Blackstone Cultural Council, the Blackstone Valley Art Association was able to create a celebration of art and beauty centered on various locations in Blackstone including the beautiful waterfall. We have workshops on oil painting, photography, watercolors, sketching, pencil, and much more.

We are also holding a virtual art contest! Submit up to five artworks you have created which feature the town of Blackstone. The art can be painting, photography, sculpture, you name it! Send the JPGs to info@bvaa.org to participate, along with your name. Please submit your entry by December 31, 2020. All levels and abilities are warmly encouraged to participate! We’ll create a slideshow of all the entries and select the winners!

Here are some videos featuring Blackstone to get you inspired.

Ask with any questions!

Mendon Celebration of Art

Mendon Celebration of Art 2020

Welcome to the beauty of Mendon, Massachusetts!

Thanks to the Mendon Cultural Council, the Blackstone Valley Art Association was able to create a celebration of art and beauty centered on various locations in Mendon including the historic Unitarian Church and Southwick’s Zoo. We have workshops on oil painting, photography, watercolors, sketching, pencil, and much more.

We are also holding a virtual art contest! Submit up to five artworks you have created which feature the town of Mendon. The art can be painting, photography, sculpture, you name it! Send the JPGs to info@bvaa.org to participate, along with your name. Please submit your entry by December 31, 2020. All levels and abilities are warmly encouraged to participate! We’ll create a slideshow of all the entries and select the winners!

Here are some videos featuring Mendon to get you inspired.

Here’s the full playlist of videos for the Mendon Celebration of Art – 24 in all! This playlist starts with Verne’s workshop and then goes through the rest of them.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa0l1N_yIP6XWYiCKEkPHjUneIfs8B9MB

We’d love to hear your feedback on the video workshops. Get out and enjoy Mendon!

Auburn Celebration of Art 2020

Auburn Celebration of Art 2020

Welcome to the beauty of Auburn, Massachusetts! Auburn was first settled in 1714 and was incorporated as a town in 1778. It was the location of the very first liquid rocket fuel launch, done by Robert H. Goddard on March 16, 1926.

Thanks to the Auburn Cultural Council, the Blackstone Valley Art Association was able to create a celebration of art and beauty centered on the Goddard Memorial Park in Auburn. We have workshops on oil painting, photography, watercolors, sketching, pencil, and much more.

We are also holding a virtual art contest! Submit up to five artworks you have created which feature the town of Auburn. The art can be painting, photography, sculpture, you name it! Send the JPGs to info@bvaa.org to participate, along with your name. Please submit your entry by December 31, 2020. All levels and abilities are warmly encouraged to participate! We’ll create a slideshow of all the entries and select the winners!

Here are some videos featuring Auburn to get you inspired.

Laura O. Cenedella paints the rocket at Goddard Memorial Park!

Carol Arnold Workshop – Nov 2020 Monthly Meeting

Tonight! Tuesday! 6:30pm! Nov 17th 2020!

Carol Arnold workshop!

Yes, the amazingly talented, top-award-winning painter Carol Arnold will do a virtual Zoom workshop with us! All members are warmly invited to attend! We’ll start at 6:30pm. Carol has step by step incremental photos she took while working on a painting. She’ll step us through exactly how she worked on her painting, discussing techniques and tips.

We apologize for the late notice – we had some challenges figuring out this month’s session. Carol Arnold kindly stepped up to offer her time!

Carol creates absolutely amazing artwork. Here’s the one that won first prize in paintings at the 2019 Small Stones festival.

Carol Arnold

Here’s her website with more paintings –

https://www.carolarnoldfineart.com/

All BVAA members received a newsletter with the information for joining tonight’s Zoom meeting. Let us know if you didn’t get that email!

Here’s the video for those who missed it:

Here’s the photos from the workshop, of Carol Arnold’s work in progress.

Century Kodak No. 1A Semi-Centennial Stand

Remember the old days of enormously-sized large-format cameras? They needed a solid wood table to support them. A hand-wheel would raise or lower that table, to set the height of the camera.

This large-format camera stand is known as the Century Kodak No. 1A Semi-Centennial Stand. It was made in the 1925 / 1926 timeframe. It is about 50 inches tall. It is solid wood with what appears to be cast iron supports. It’s mounted on three wheels. It’s meant to hold a wet plate or large format camera.

There is a metal placard on it which states:

Century
made by
Eastman Kodak Co.
Successor to
Century Camera Co.
Rochester, N.Y.

This was donated to the Blackstone Valley Art Association by Stephanie Sullivan of AVIA Consulting, a long-time avid photographer. We were thinking of using it as a stand in the gallery, but it’s a bit bulky for the space we have in the front window area. So we are offering it to members to add a beautiful accent to their homes for $500 or best offer. The donation goes to support the activities of the BVAA.

The wheel does work to turn the wood tray up and down – you could set it to whatever height you wanted. It might be missing a screw, we’re not sure. The top side of the tray is a soft velvet type of material.

Ask with any questions!