Al Weems – Dr. Stanley Summer Award for Photography

Kudos to BVAA member and talented photographer Al Weems!

His black and white photograph “Leather and Lace” was presented in the Providence Art Club Exhibiting Members Exhibition. It is on display now thru February 16th, 2018.

The image won the Dr. Stanley Summer Award for Photography at the Winter Members’ Show at the Providence Art Club! The Awards Judge was painter Justine Hill.

Al Weems – Leather and Lace

Providence Art Club
11 Thomas St.
Providence, RI 02903

Bringing Light to the Darkness – Exploring Abandoned Asylums

A thought provoking art exhibit! BVAA members Mike and Joanne Zeis showcase images that capture forgotten places and hint at the lives of those who lived and worked within institutions. Related artifacts from the New York State Museum and Buffalo’s Museum of DisABILITY accompany their work!

The Heritage Gallery at Alternatives’ Whitin Mill
50 Douglas Rd, Whitinsville, MA

Jan 5 to Feb 23, 2018

The opening reception is on Friday, January 5th from 4:30 – 7:30pm. Come on out for wine, cheese, snacks, and to meet the artists!

Check out more of the Zeis’ work at

Lisa Shea Origami at Grafton Common Art Gallery

Congratulations to BVAA member Lisa Shea! Her origami was featured in the November 24, 2017 issue of the Blackstone Valley Xpress. Her origami can be found at the Grafton Common Art Gallery through December 15, 2017. Stop on by to take a look!

Here’s the article online – please support local papers and their advertisers! Their reporting keeps us informed of what’s going on.

Blackstone Valley Xpress 11/27/17 Issue (PDF)