2015 BVAA Spring Show

The 2015 BVAA Spring Show will be held at the Premier Image Gallery in Ashland, MA. We will be holding a combined show with the Franklin Art Association in order to have enough works to fill this large gallery space.

The show will run from June 11, 2015 through August 6, 2015. The opening reception is Thursday, June 25th from 6-8pm. It is pot-luck style – please bring finger food or appetizer.

Thursday, June 11th 10-4
Friday, June 12th 10-4
Saturday, June 13th 9:30-1

UPDATE: Bob just dropped off his artwork at the Premier Image Gallery and they wanted to him to let y’all know that they are only open 9:30-1:00 on Saturday.

All two dimensional artwork MUST be framed and wired for hanging. Three dimensional art is also welcome

You may submit UP TO TWO works. Entry fee is $8 for 1 or $15 FOR 2 (nonrefundable). You don’t need to pre-register; you can simply bring your check and information when you drop off your artworks. Half of all money collected for entry will be returned in cash awards, the remainder pays for the show opening and advertising. Gift certificates and Ribbons will also be awarded.

All work submitted should be new and not exhibited at this gallery in any other exhibit.

If you’re a member of both the BVAA and the FAA you have to choose one or the other to enter. You can’t enter into both groups. There will be one set of prizes across all entries for the “Gallery Prizes.” Then, separately, the BVAA will have a set of prizes for BVAA members only, for their Spring Show. So if you enter as a BVAA member you’ll be eligible for both set of prizes.

Cash prizes and Gift Certificates will be awarded as well as ribbons for first through third place in categories which will be determined after all submissions are in. All work exhibited must be for sale.  The artist shall receive 55% of the sale, Premier Image Gallery receives 40%, the BVAA receives 5%


If needed other arrangements can be worked out with the gallery in ADVANCE, any work left after the PICK UP DATE will be charged a 5.00 late fee.

Bring your check and details of your works from the link here to:

290 Eliot Street, Ledgemere Plaza, Ashland, MA. 01721
(508) 881-4730

Atria Draper Show

Here is the sign-up form for the Atria Draper show.


Entry form must be mailed to: Atria Draper Place, 25 Hopedale St, Hopedale, MA 01747. Please make it attention to Laurie. Postmarked no later than May 4th.

Full Details:

2015 Call to Artists
Atria Draper Place & Blackstone Valley Art Association
 Opening Show Reception, Thursday, May 14th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Show will run from May 14th – 17th, 2015
Open Daily from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Hosted by: Atria Draper Place & Blackstone Valley Art Association, 25 Hopedale Street,   Hopedale, MA
Eligibility: Open to all Adults
1. Oils
2. Acrylics
3 Water Media under glass
4. Pastel/Charcoal
5. Collage, Mixed Media, Calligraphy & Drawing
6. Photography
Entries: FREE.  Entry form must be mailed to: Atria Draper Place, 25 Hopedale St, Hopedale, MA 01747. Please make it attention to Laurie.  Postmarked no later than May 4th.

Click here for Call to Artists

Click here for entry form

Drop-off:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 8, 9 or 10th, 10:00 am -6pm at Atria Draper Place, 25 Hopedale St, Hopedale, MA
Pick-up: Monday, May 18th,   10:00 am – 3 pm at Atria Draper Place, Hopedale, MA.
Artwork Requirements: Work must be original. Artwork to be hung should be no wider than 32 and no higher than 36, including the frame. Large pieces will be hung below smaller pieces. Sculpture will be accepted in this show, it will be on a table, no easels are allowed. Entries must be properly framed or gallery-wrapped (no clip-on frames or fish-line) wire only – ready for hanging. Work not meeting these guidelines will be rejected.
Commission: All work including bin sales will be the artist’s sole responsibility.
Donors: If you wish to make a donation, please provide the amount of your donation and include it with your entry check on the attached entry form.
Bins: You are welcome to bring a bin. Artists may bring several pieces of original work, prints or photos enclosed in clear plastic envelopes. Please indicate on the attached entry form if you are willing to supply a bin for the show and if you will be bringing pieces for the bin sale.
Reception/Food: Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served at opening reception.
Biography: Please include a biography about the artist that will able included in a binder that will be available for to view during the art show.


Lisa forgot to take photos of the Milford TV station Winter Show back in February, when we took down the Winter show. We’d like to post photos of what we had in that show on our website. If you have any photos of the items you had in that show, please email them to Lisa AT LisaShea.com so she can assemble a page for them. Thanks!

The next reception at Milford will be Thursday, April 23rd – and the new theme at that point will be “Sports.” That gives you some time to prepare!