BVAA Event Calendar

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  • Sat
    04
    Jan
    2020

    Anything Goes Photography Show Drop Off

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569

    The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring the 8th Annual Anything Goes Photography Show – this show is open to the public! All styles of cameras and cellphone images are warmly welcome!

    Details:

    http://bvaa.org/2019/11/29/8th-annual-anything-goes-photography-show/

  • Mon
    06
    Jan
    2020

    Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class

    6-9pm BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569

    Talented painter Carol Arnold teaches a monthly oil painting class at the BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery! Carol is a member of Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik’s Putney Painters! All levels of painters are welcomed with open arms. The focus will be on drawing, edges, values and color. These are areas which a beginner can practice and an advanced student can hone to perfection.

    Details:

    https://bvaa.org/2020/01/05/carol-arnold-oil-painting-class-jan-2020/

  • Thu
    09
    Jan
    2020

    Winter Magic Dropoff

    6-8pm Milford TV Station 138 South Main Street Milford, MA

    Wintertime beauty is coming at the Milford TV Station!

    Every two months we rotate the art show at the Milford TV Station. We arrange our drop-offs on the last Thursday of the month preceding the show. The drop-off for the upcoming January-February 2020 show on the theme of “Winter Magic” is Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 from 6-8pm. Normally we do the last Thursday of the month but with the holidays being so busy in December we push this one forward.

    Details:

    http://bvaa.org/2019/07/16/milford-tv-art-show-jan-feb-2020-winter-magic/

  • Fri
    10
    Jan
    2020

    Anything Goes Photography Show Reception

    5-7pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569

    The Blackstone Valley Art Association is sponsoring the 8th Annual Anything Goes Photography Show – this show is open to the public! All styles of cameras and cellphone images are showcased in this delightfully eclectic mix. Come to our fun public reception to meet the artists and explore the world of photography!

    When:
    Friday, January 10th, 2020
    5-7pm

    Where:
    BVAA Alternatives 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

    To see all the details of this fascinating show, read below!

    2020 Anything Goes Photography Show Reception

  • Sat
    11
    Jan
    2020
    Sun
    12
    Jan
    2020

    Open Paint – Time-Based Photography – Aperture-Based Photography

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569

    Open Paint 10am-3pm
    First, for the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! If the main room gets busy with photography, we have the back conference room dedicated for the painters. We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

    Time-Based Photography 10am-noon
    For the photographers, our first free workshop of the day is on time-based photography. This is the “T” setting on your camera. Bring your camera with you. If you have a cellphone, see if it has any way to change the time setting to take long or short exposures. We’ll be practicing with moving items like remote-controlled cars and a marble maze. We’ll also do long exposures with moving flashlights, cars, and other items. We’ll help you figure out how that “T” dial works!

    Aperture-Based Photography 1-3pm
    The second photography workshop of the day is all about aperture-based photography. That is the “A” setting on your camera. Again, bring your camera with you. If you have a cellphone, some of the new ones have a depth of field setting which is similar to this. In this case we’ll be playing with a narrow or long depth of field to show how that impacts a photo. Don’t know what a depth of field is? You should definitely come on out!

    Details: https://bvaa.org/2019/12/31/open-paint-time-based-photography-aperture-based-photography-sat-jan-11-2020/

  • Sat
    18
    Jan
    2020

    Open Paint – Black and White Photography – Street Photography

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569

    If you’re interested in photography, painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out!

    There are three components to our Saturday of events.

    Open Paint 10am-3pm
    First, for the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! If the main room gets busy with photography, we have the back conference room dedicated for the painters. We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

    Black and White Photography 10am-noon
    What is it about black and white photography? It can help us see the textures and shadows of images where normally color might complicate things. It can also bring a starkness and seriousness to the topic. Come play with us and learn more about the world of black and white!

    Street Photography 1-3pm
    Street photography isn’t about taking photos of the actual street :). Street photography is the term used to get photos of “real life happening all around us.” It’s the mother walking down the street tugging at her daughter’s hand while she stares at her smart phone. It’s the stray dog hoping for a treat. It’s about the normal daily life all around us. How do you make it real and visible?

    Details:

    Open Paint – Black and White Photography – Street Photography Sat Jan 18 2020

  • Sun
    19
    Jan
    2020

    Landscape Photography Tips with David Long

    1-3pm BVAA Alternatives / Open Sky Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569

    This amazing opportunity is a must-see for any photographers. It’s on Sunday, January 19th, 2020 at the Uxbridge Gallery and it’s free! Open to the public!

    Meet with talented photographer David Long as he explains to us the best tips for taking landscape photography. His award-winning photos have been showcased at countless galleries, and he runs workshops as well. Take a look at his beautiful images:

    http://davelongphoto.com/

    January is our month for celebrating all things photography-related! We have our “Anything Goes” photography show and every Saturday we have free workshops on various aspects of photography. Be sure to check out all of our events.

    Details:

    Landscape Photography Tips with David Long – Jan 19 2020

  • Tue
    21
    Jan
    2020

    Monthly Meeting - Photography Critique

    6:30-9pm BVAA Alternatives / Open Sky Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569

    January is our month for celebrating all things photography-related! We have our “Anything Goes” photography show and every Saturday we have free workshops on various aspects of photography.

    For our January monthly meeting, 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. It’ll be fun, relaxed, and conversational. Supportive and friendly. All are welcome! Even if you don’t bring your own photos in, you’ll learn a lot from the conversation about other artists’ photos.

    Our January 2020 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 from 6:30-9pm.

    Details:

    Jan 2020 Monthly Meeting – Photography Feedback and Critique

  • Sat
    25
    Jan
    2020

    Open Paint – Abstract Photography – Portrait Photography

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569

    If you’re interested in photography, painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out!

    There are three components to our Saturday of events.

    Open Paint 10am-3pm
    First, for the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! If the main room gets busy with photography, we have the back conference room dedicated for the painters. We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

    Abstract Photography 10am-noon
    This is the photography that makes you think! Just what is it? What does it mean? Have fun finding the abstract in the world all around us.

    Portrait Photography 1-3pm
    The people around us are precious to us. Learn more about the lighting, angles, and other details which bring out the best in a portrait shot.

    If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

    Details:

    Open Paint – Abstract Photography – Portrait Photography Sat Jan 25 2020

  • Thu
    30
    Jan
    2020

    Winter Magic Reception

    6-8pm Milford TV Station 138 South Main Street Milford, MA

    Come on out to enjoy the public reception for our Milford TV Station show “Winter Magic”!

    “Winter Magic” celebrates the season of white blankets of snow.

    Details: http://bvaa.org/2019/07/16/winter-magic-reception-milford-tv-thu-jan-28-2020/

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020

    Open Paint – Minimalism Photography – Lighting in Photography

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569

    If you’re interested in photography, painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out!

    There are three components to our Saturday of events.

    Open Paint 10am-3pm
    First, for the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! If the main room gets busy with photography, we have the back conference room dedicated for the painters. We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

    Minimalism Photography 10am-noon
    Sometimes less is more. The simpler the image, the more you focus on each aspect on it. Just how minimalist can you go? How much can you reduce an image by and still maintain meaning?

    Lighting in Photography 1-3pm
    The use of light is absolutely key in photography. If you took a photo in a pitch dark room the photo would be black. Just how does light impact the image? How do shadows and highlights enhance the subject?

    If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

    Details:

    Open Paint – Minimalism Photography – Lighting in Photography Sat Feb 1 2020

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020

    Open Paint – Long Exposure Photography – Macro Photography

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569

    If you’re interested in photography, painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out!

    There are three components to our Saturday of events.

    Open Paint 10am-3pm
    First, for the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! If the main room gets busy with photography, we have the back conference room dedicated for the painters. We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

    Long Exposure Photography 10am-noon
    Setting your time setting to a longer period lets the scene flow in front of the camera. You can get shimmering waterfalls and long streaks from car lights. What else happens when you play with that T setting on your camera?

    Macro Photography 1-3pm
    You’ll want to bring a macro lens for this one! We’ll have a clip-on one to share for cellphones. Macro photography can be amazingly fun. Experiment with us!

    If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

    Details:

    Open Paint – Long Exposure Photography – Macro Photography Sat Feb 08 2020

  • Sat
    15
    Feb
    2020

    Open Paint – Architectural Photography – Filters in Photography

    10am - 3pm BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569

    If you’re interested in photography, painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out!

    There are three components to our Saturday of events.

    Open Paint 10am-3pm
    First, for the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! If the main room gets busy with photography, we have the back conference room dedicated for the painters. We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

    Architectural Photography 10am-noon
    How do you get a fresh, new view of buildings? What angles work best to add interest? Let’s play with architecture!

    Filters Photography 1-3pm
    From glass spheres to saran wrap, from wine glasses to actual filters, let’s see what taking a photo through an object can do.

    If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

    Details:

    Open Paint – Architectural Photography – Filters in Photography Sat Feb 15 2020

  • Tue
    18
    Feb
    2020

    February 2020 Monthly Meeting – Critique

    6:30-9pm BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569

    Open Critique Session

    Since February can sometimes be snowed out, we use this month for a session which is casual. 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.

    Our February 2020 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 18th from 6:30-9pm.

    Details:

    https://bvaa.org/2020/02/14/february-2020-monthly-meeting-critique/

  • Sat
    22
    Feb
    2020

    Open Paint – Flash Photography with Al Weems – High Key Low Key Photography

    10am - 3pm BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569

    If you’re interested in photography, painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out!

    There are three components to our Saturday of events.

    Open Paint 10am-3pm
    First, for the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! If the main room gets busy with photography, we have the back conference room dedicated for the painters. We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

    Flash Photography with Al Weems 10am-noon
    The award-winning, amazingly talented Al Weems will guide us through best use of flash in photography. Bring along any flashes you have to best learn your equipment! This workshop will focus on on-camera flashes.

    High Key / Low Key Photography 1-3pm
    You’ve seen the images. Bright whites. Darkest blacks. Play with these extremes of photography.

    If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

    Details:

    Open Paint – Flash Photography with Al Weems – High Key Low Key Photography Sat Feb 22 2020

  • Thu
    27
    Feb
    2020

    Spring Joy Milford TV Dropoff

    6-8pm Milford TV Station 138 South Main Street Milford, MA

    Drop-Off (and previous show pick-up)
    Thursday, February 27, 2020
    6-8pm
    The public is warmly welcome and encouraged to attend the drop-off, to chat with the artists. Many artists hang out to chat during this period. Artists – please bring food or drink to share!

    Details:

    http://bvaa.org/2019/07/17/milford-tv-art-show-mar-apr-2020-spring-joy/

  • Sat
    29
    Feb
    2020

    Open Paint – Mirror Photography – Photoshop Q&A

    10am - 3pm BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Gallery 5 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA 01569

    If you’re interested in photography, painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out!

    There are three components to our Saturday of events.

    Open Paint 10am-3pm
    First, for the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! If the main room gets busy with photography, we have the back conference room dedicated for the painters. We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

    Mirror / Reflection Photography 10am-noon
    Come play with mirrors and reflections! Discover fun new ways to create photos using reflections and copies of images.

    Photoshop Q&A with James Hunt 1-3pm
    Having trouble getting the most from Photoshop and Lightroom? Bring in your Photoshop questions and problems for discussion with James Hunt. James is an experienced Photoshop and Lightroom user, trained at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts. If possible come with an image or two on a thumb drive to illustrate the issue/question. Feel free to bring your along your laptop if you wish. James will have his laptop with the most recent releases of Photoshop and Lightroom.

    If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

    Details:

    Open Paint – Mirror Photography – Photoshop Q&A with James Hunt Sat Feb 29 2020

  • Thu
    26
    Mar
    2020

    Spring Joy Reception

    6-8pm Milford TV Station 138 South Main Street Milford, MA

    Come on out to enjoy the public reception for our Milford TV Station show “Spring Joy”!

    “Spring Joy” celebrates the rebirth of flowers and our world.

    http://bvaa.org/2019/07/17/spring-joy-reception-milford-tv-thu-mar-26-2020/

  • Thu
    30
    Apr
    2020

    Milford TV Monochrome

    6-8pm Milford TV Station 138 South Main Street Milford, MA

    Monochrome beauty is coming at the Milford TV Station! Monochrome doesn’t have to be black and white. It can be an image done in shades of pink. In lush green. The featured color you choose is up to you!

    Every two months we rotate the art show at the Milford TV Station. We arrange our drop-offs on the last Thursday of the month preceding the show. The drop-off for the upcoming March-April 2020 show on the theme of “Monochrome” is Thursday, April 30th, 2020 from 6-8pm.

    This date is also the take-down for the existing “Spring Joy” show. If you’re not able to make it for this pickup date, please wait until after the reception to stop by and retrieve your art. That way the show is up for its full publicized period.

    Details: http://bvaa.org/2019/07/17/milford-tv-art-show-may-jun-2020-monochrome/

  • Thu
    28
    May
    2020

    Monochrome Reception

    6-8pm Milford TV Station 138 South Main Street Milford, MA

    Come on out to enjoy the public reception for our Milford TV Station show “Monochrome”!

    “Monochrome” celebrates art in single hues.

    Details: http://bvaa.org/2019/07/17/monochrome-reception-milford-tv-thu-may-28-2020/

  • Thu
    25
    Jun
    2020

    Milford TV Good Ole Summertime

    6-8pm Milford TV Station 138 South Main Street Milford, MA

    Beautiful summertime is celebrated at the Milford TV Station!

    Every two months we rotate the art show at the Milford TV Station. We arrange our drop-offs on the last Thursday of the month preceding the show. The drop-off for the upcoming July-August 2020 show on the theme of “Good Ole Summertime” is Thursday, June 25th, 2020 from 6-8pm.

    This date is also the take-down for the existing “Monochrome” show. If you’re not able to make it for this pickup date, please wait until after the reception to stop by and retrieve your art. That way the show is up for its full publicized period.

    Details: http://bvaa.org/2019/07/17/milford-tv-art-show-jul-aug-2020-good-ole-summertime/

  • Thu
    30
    Jul
    2020

    Good Ole Summertime Reception Milford TV

    6-8pm Milford TV Station 138 South Main Street Milford, MA

    Come on out to enjoy the public reception for our Milford TV Station show “Good Ole Summertime”!

    “ Good Ole Summertime ” celebrates the joys of the summer months.

    Details: http://bvaa.org/2019/07/17/good-ole-summertime-reception-milford-tv-thu-july-30-2020/

  • Thu
    27
    Aug
    2020

    Autumn Splendour Milford TV

    6-8pm Milford TV Station 138 South Main Street Milford, MA

    Amazing Autumn beauty is celebrated at the Milford TV Station!

    Every two months we rotate the art show at the Milford TV Station. We arrange our drop-offs on the last Thursday of the month preceding the show. The drop-off for the upcoming September-October 2020 show on the theme of “Autumn Splendour” is Thursday, August 27th, 2020 from 6-8pm.

    This date is also the take-down for the existing “Good Ole Summertime” show. If you’re not able to make it for this pickup date, please wait until after the reception to stop by and retrieve your art. That way the show is up for its full publicized period.

    Details: http://bvaa.org/2019/07/17/milford-tv-art-show-sep-oct-2020-autumn-splendour/

  • Thu
    24
    Sep
    2020

    Autumn Splendour Reception Milford TV

    6-8pm Milford TV Station 138 South Main Street Milford, MA

    Come on out to enjoy the public reception for our Milford TV Station show “Autumn Splendour”!

    “Autumn Splendour” celebrates the joys of the summer months.

    Details: http://bvaa.org/2019/07/17/autumn-splendour-reception-milford-tv-thu-sept-24-2020/

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