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Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class

Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class – August 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, August 4th 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.

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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/

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My Favorite 2022 Art Show

2022 BVAA Favorite Artwork Show at the Whitin Mill

Artists pour their souls into their creations. Each artwork can represent a different stage of the artist’s life or step in their journey. How could an artist choose just one piece of art as their “favorite”? This show presents that very challenge!

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Where?
The Favorite Artwork art show is held at the:


Spaulding R. Aldrich Heritage Gallery
Whitin Mill
50 Douglas Road
Whitinsville, MA

Spaulding R. Aldrich Heritage Gallery Webpage

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About the Show
Many art shows revolve around a specific theme. The artwork must be monochromatic or feature flowers. Maybe the art has to be created within the past four years. For this show, we decided to release all boundaries. Any style of art is welcome. It can be from your teenage years or finished last week. It could have been entered in previous BVAA shows!

The single most important thing is that you consider it your current FAVORITE work of art that you’ve created. We’ll be fascinated to find out why you chose it!

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Submissions
The submission deadline for the Favorite show is Friday September 9th 2022. Use the standard online form for your submission. You can enter ONE and ONLY ONE piece.

This show is open to all BVAA members and is free to participate in. This is not a judged show – it is primarily a visibility, conversation, and sales opportunity. By having it not judged, artists can feel free to put in their true personal favorite. They don’t have to give any consideration to how a judge might evaluate it.

Any sales will include a 30% commission taken by the Whitin Mill. The BVAA takes no commission on this show. Full BVAA terms: BVAA Show Terms and Conditions

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Drop-Off
The drop-off for the Favorite is Monday September 5th through Friday September 9th, 2022 during Open Sky working hours (9-4). If you can’t make these dates, contact Lisa Shea via the info@bvaa.org email and she’ll arrange something.

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Public Reception
Reception is Friday, September 16th, 2022 from 5-7:30pm. Invite family and friends! Share the news!

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Pick-Up
Pick-up for the show is Friday October 28th and Saturday October 29th, 2022.

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Let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing what you choose as your favorite piece of art!

Thank you so much to ValleyCAST for this opportunity to hold a show in this beautiful, historic building.

ValleyCAST

2022 BVAA Sunflower Show Artwork

Here are the wonderful artwork items featured in the Blackstone Valley Art Association’s 2022 Sunflower Show! This is held at the Booklovers’ Gourmet in Webster, Massachusetts.

Click on any artwork item to see it in a fuller size with its artist’s name. If you have sunflower art to add to this show, please contact Lisa to be added to this list. Thanks! We currently have 17 images out of the 18-20 the show fits.

Artists:

Betty Havens
Beverly Tinklenberg
Brent DeWitt
Carol Frieswick
Christine Beauchaine
Frank Robertson
Jean McKay
Lisa Shea
Meagan Fedigan
Mike Zeis
Sue Dion

2022 Sunflower Video Walkthrough –

2022 BVAA Sunflower Show details:

BVAA Sunflower Show

2022 BVAA Sunflower Show at the Booklovers’ Gourmet

Image by Alexandra Spano

Our Sixth Annual BVAA Sunflower Show celebrates the sunny beautiful flower! It is the perfect summery experience. The art show is held at the delightfully local Booklovers’ Gourmet.

Where?
The sunflower art show is held at the:
Booklovers’ Gourmet
72 E Main Street
Webster, MA 01570

BookLoversGourmet.com

About the Show
If there ever was a flower which symbolized glorious summertime, the sunflower is the one. Did you know that nearly all of the 70 species of sunflowers are native to North America? They can grow to be up to six feet tall and they even tilt as the sun moves so they always face it!

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is celebrating this sun-shaped delight with a sunflower show throughout the month of August at the Booklovers’ Gourmet in Webster. Come on out to appreciate the artistic visions and explore the shop’s offerings!

Submissions
The submission deadline for the sunflower show is Monday, July 25th, 2022. We have limited wall space here for 18 items sized 16×20 so what we’ll do is have each member submit one JPG of an artwork via email to info@bvaa.org they’d like to include. If we get too many for the wall space we’ll do a Facebook vote. All submissions will be in the virtual version of the show.

This show is open to all BVAA members and is free to participate in. This is not a judged show – it is primarily a visibility and sales opportunity. Any sales will include a 30% commission taken by the shop. The BVAA takes no commission on this show. Full BVAA terms: BVAA Show Terms and Conditions

Drop-Off
The drop-off for the Sunflower Show is Friday, July 29th between 10am-5pm. If you can’t make this date, contact Lisa Shea via the info@bvaa.org email and she’ll arrange something. The Booklovers’ Gourmet shop will take care of hanging the items.

Public Reception
Reception is Saturday August 13th from 3-5pm. Invite family and friends! Share the news!

Pick-Up
Pick-up for the show is Thursday, September 1st, any time during their open hours.

Theme
This show is all about sunflowers! Anything related to sunflowers is fair game. Photography, paintings, drawings, mosaics, you name it!

Artwork submitted for the 2022 Sunflower Show –

Video of the 2022 Sunflower Show –

Here’s a look at previous shows, to give you some ideas!

News Clippings from the 2017 Sunflower Show

Photos from 2017 Sunflower Show

Photos from 2018 Sunflower Show

Sunflower Show 2019 – Image Collection

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.

Invite your friends! Share the news!

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

BVAA Teen Show 2022

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 30th to September 3rd 2022 (NOTE NEW DATES!)

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.

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.

Submissions
To submit your entries use our BVAA Online Submission Form. The deadline to submit is 3pm on Saturday, July 30th, 2022. Work should be dropped off by Saturday, July 30th, 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, August 3rd.

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

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

Pick Up
Saturday, September 3rd, 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.