500 Twitter followers

The Blackstone Valley Art Association now has 500 Twitter followers! Thank you for supporting local artists! If you’re a BVAA member with a Twitter account, please let us know so we can add you to our listing and retweet your posts. If you don’t have a Twitter account set up yet, now’s the time to act! It’s a perfect way to promote your items for the holidays! Quick, easy, and HUGE reach.



Holga Camera Factory Closing

twocamerasImportant update! News from various sources – which has been confirmed – is that as of November 2015 the Holga camera factory is shutting down. It seems there is such little demand for 120 film cameras – especially cheap ones made of plastic – that it’s just not worth it for them to stay in business any more.

The Wall Street Journal did a photo essay on the Holga Camera Factory on February 18, 2014 – these things are hand assembled. Which might be why they are not making enough money on this project to keep it going.


And unfortunately it’s not that someone else could buy the factory and resurrect it. Patrick White of Freestyle Photography Supplies has reported “they have sent all of the tooling and molds to the scrapyard.” So true Holgas can never be made again. Someone would have to start making imitation Holgas.

Here is a Flickr group about Holga images with over 277,000 images –


If you’re interested in Holgas make sure you grab yours soon!

Minutes of BVAA Meeting 17Nov15

Minutes of BVAA meeting 17Nov15
Claflin Symphony and Art Show
  • Very well received
  • 10-12 artists, more than 50 pieces
  • We have opportunity to continue for rest of season
  • The Christmas show would be a good one for us
  • 17 panels used (note: we have 30 panels total)
  • Note: we need entry titles in advance to prepare tags
  • Anne McNevin to co-ordinate the next show
Secretary Position
  • Thank you to, Carol Dandrade and Marie Cafferty for volunteering.
  • After discussing with both we are pleased to announce that Carol will be the new Secretary
By Laws
  • As our current by-laws are out of date and inaccurate we are revising them and will put to the vote at our Christmas Party
Small Saturday at Alternatives in Whitinsville, 28Nov15 10-5
  • Volunteers required, contact Carol Frieswick
  • Bin art is welcome, all sales will be via Alternatives with 25% commission
  • Drop-off bin art by Wednesday 25Nov15 9-4 or Sat. morning at 10 am.
Millbury Chain of Lights
  • 6Dec15
  • Details will be sent shortly in newsletter
  • Lisa will bring credit card reader Sat, Carol F on Sun.
Claflin Holiday Concert
  • Details to be sent shortly in newsletter
Christmas Party 15Dec15 6:30
  • Food will be from Oliva’s
  • Please bring desserts and beverages of choice
Submission acknowledgements
  • Please scroll down to see submission details and use for artwork
Tapestry show at Alternatives in Uxbridge has been judged and winners will be posted on 5Dec15
Pam and Bob