Abstract Reception at the Uber Cafe

BVAA members Bob Evans, Anne McNevin, and Lisa Shea have an “Abstract” show running for the month of October at the Uber Cafe in Mendon. It’s located right on Route 16. The reception for this show is Thursday, October 22nd from 6-8pm. Come on out and support your fellow BVAA members! Then another trio of BVAA members have a show coming up for the month of November.

Here’s the flyer for the October reception!






Full photos from the Uber Abstract Show –


Twisted Dolls Show 10/30

Twisted Dolls
Twisted Dolls

Save the Date!

Friday Oct 30th 2015 from 6-8pm will be the BVAA Worcester PopUp Twisted Dolls art show!

It’s thought provoking and perfect to begin the Halloween weekend!

No fee for BVAA members to participate. It’ll be a pop-up show so we set up before the reception and take down immediately afterwards.

We should have live music!

Share the news!

Here’s the planning album – come by and share your thoughts!

Twisted Dolls Planning Album

Here’s the Facebook page for the PopUp to see the space and get a sense of the location, right off the common behind Worcester City Hall.

Worcester PopUp FB Page

Here’s the first take of our flyer – let us know your thoughts!

Twisted Dolls Flyer


Amazing news! Fantastic bass player Jose Castillo will be playing at Friday night’s Twisted Dolls art show!

It’s coming up this Friday, October 30th from 6-8pm at the Worcester PopUp gallery at 20 Franklin Street Worcester.

It’s a must-see art show and music event!

For more about Jose’s music visit here –


October Hands-On Demo – Food Photography with Al Weems

Al Weems Food
Al Weems Food

Our October meeting will feature an amazing hands-on demo with published food photographer Al Weems! Everyone brings in a colorful food dish – an appetizer / single-serving size is best for photography purposes. Then Al will show us how to capture them best on camera. This will be a perfect session as we head into the prime “food” season of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas!

Al Weems is known, amongst many other things, for his beautiful cookbook featuring Rhode Island chefs.

Give thought to what you’d like to bring along. The more colorful the better! And bring along whatever camera you wish to use. Cellphone, pocket-sized, film, it doesn’t matter. The more variety the more fun we’ll have.

Meeting is the normal Tuesday, October 20th from 6:30-9pm at the Northbridge Senior Center. All active BVAA members are welcome to attend!

Al Weems Book

Al Weems Book

Artful Mix “Country / Farms” October Show

Artful Mix
Artful Mix

The BVAA is holding a show on the theme of “Country and Farms” at the Artful Mix gallery in Hopedale, MA through the month of October 2015.

All art must be properly wired and needs to be in to the gallery by end-of-day (6pm) Friday, October 2nd. The submission period is closed for this. This is open to all BVAA members and there is no charge to participate.

It is a non-judged show.

The opening reception will be on Thursday, October 8th from 5-8pm. All are welcome!

Here is the Facebook page for this show –




BVAA 58th Annual Fall Show

Alternatives Gallery
Alternatives Gallery

The Blackstone Valley 58th Annual Fall Art Show will be held at the Spaulding R. Aldrich Heritage Gallery in the Alternatives building in Whitinsville, MA. The opening reception is on Friday, November 6th from 4-8pm. All are welcome!

The exhibit runs through December 31st.

The juror for this show will be Charlotte Wharton.

Drop-off date is Friday, October 30 between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM

From the gallery:
 All artwork must be clean and ready to hang with wire hangers. (No saw tooth hangers, please!) Every piece of art must be clearly labeled on the front and back with the following: Artist name, title of work, medium, and price (or NFS, if not for sale). We ask that you please use two labels with the same information, so that the work can be hung and labeled without confusion. The label on the front will be removed for the show, so please use something easily removed.

The Gallery charges a 25% commission on any work sold as a result of the show. This money goes towards the cost of having the show. We pay for advertising in the Quarterly Event calendar to more than 20,000 homes in the Blackstone Valley. We also create and mail a postcard to our ValleyCAST arts and culture list of more than 1,500. We will also use social media to promote the show. The Gallery pays for the food and beverage at the opening (although any food, wine, beer, and or monetary contributions are happily accepted). The work will be hung in the Gallery by Alternatives.

PLEASE NOTE: We will make every effort to hang each piece in its best possible light, but please be aware that it is NOT possible for every piece to be hung front and center.


Pick-up dates are Monday & Tuesday, January 4 & 5 between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Submission details:

Up to 3 pieces for $20. Must be wired, up to 16×20 in size. Use the Online Submission Form. Deadline for submission is 10/26.

Here is the Facebook event for this show –