Whitinsville Shop Small Saturday

Shop Small Saturday at Alternatives, Whitinsville, MA
11/28/15 10am-5pm

Call for Bin Art
Drop Off- Wed. 11/25/15 8:30-4:30 or Sat. morning at 10 am.
Pick Up- Sat. 4:30-5:00pm or Mon 12/30/15 8:30-4:30.

We have an opportunity to sell our work to the public on Small Saturday. Trolley buses will originate at Alternatives. The Upton Woman’s Club will also be selling crafts in the conference room.

Alternatives will also take 25% commission on the bin art, so price your work accordingly.

Please let Pam know if you plan to drop off work . That way she can get an idea how to arrange the bins.

Thank you Bob, Marie and Anne for volunteering to sit the gallery on Saturday!

For the Facebook event to share with family and friends:


BVAA 2016 Calendar Project

A number of BVAA members have asked about us doing a 2016 calendar of our artwork. The first step is to gather up the artwork! The images should be landscape in orientation. We’ll do it with CafePress. That way it’s print-on-demand so there is no up front fee for the BVAA nor any requirement to order a minimum volume. You can see what their calendars look like here –


You want to aim for a ratio of about 1.28 for width to length but if that’s confusing, don’t worry. Just choose landscape images and if your image is chosen we’ll help with the details.

Post the images you’d like to be considered in this Facebook thread:


Please have them posted by December 1st.

If we get 12 or more members participating then we’ll aim for each member to be represented, as best we can.

Ask with any questions!

Claflin Hill Art Show Dropoff Details

Reminder for participants in this art show that the drop off is Today (Thu) and tomorrow (Fri) from 5-7pm. Here’s a snipped from Anne’s email. If you didn’t get her email Wednesday afternoon with all show details please contact her or us!

Delivery to Town Hall is this Thursday and Friday from 5:00 – 7:00. To get to to Milford Town Hall, 52 Main Street from Millbury take 140 S for around 10 miles. Take a slight left on West Street, which becomes Exchange Street. Turn left onto Main Street/MA-16 for about 2 1/2 miles. It’s a tall white steepled building very hard to miss. There are parking lots on either side of the bldg. as well as street parking.

You may enter by the side entrance where the handicapped ramp is, go in via the ramp and basement entrance and use the elevator to go to the second floor. I will have signs up around the building indicating where these are.

Show full details:

Claflin Hill Art Show

Serene Art Show – Uber Cafe

The Uber Cafe show for the month of November is “Serene” – featuring Carol Frieswick, Dot Downing, and Beverly Tinklenberg.

Here are images from that show!

Here’s the Uber Cafe’s website –


Be sure to plan a visit to see them! They’re in Mendon.

More show photos from “Serene” –



November 2015 Meeting – Randy LeSage

Our November 2015 meeting will be on Tuesday, November 17th from 6:30-9pm at the Northbridge Senior Center. Our featured artist for this meeting is the talented Randy LeSage! He’ll be doing demos of image transfer and other interesting techniques.

Here’s Randy’s bio from the Worcester Art Museum website –

Randy LeSage
Framingham State College, BA; Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, MFA

Randy LeSage enjoys teaching in various media including Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and Mixed Media with beginner to advanced adult students. He’s been teaching at WAM for over 20 years. He’s also taught at various institutions since 1982, including Framingham State College, Clark University, Worcester State College, the Danforth Museum in Framingham. He’s also a librarian at the Goodnow Library in Sudbury. He values the written word as well as a wide range of exploration to inform one’s creativity. Randy enjoys creating in various visual media and also enjoys writing and going outdoors to draw and paint. While appreciative of various ways to make art, he considers the use of and hand and eye coordination in artmaking a vital aspect.

Here’s a link to a YouTube video:

Randy LeSage on YouTube

All BVAA members are welcome to attend!