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2nd Annual Blackstone Valley Plein Air Arts Festival – Art Still Available!

Now- through October 30
Alternatives Whitin Mill, 50 Douglas Rd, Whitinsville, MA

The Blackstone Valley Plein Air Arts Festival and Auction have ended, BUT there’s still some beautiful art from the Festival available to purchaseClick here for images of all of the remarkable paintings created during the Festival. Paintings are on display in the Spaulding R. Aldrich Heritage Gallery, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA until October 30th. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Alternatives’ programs for people with developmental or psychiatric disabilities throughout Central Massachusetts.          

3 Shoes, T.A. Charron, 1st Place

3 Shoes, T.A. Charron, 1st Place

Set in the beautiful and historic Blackstone Valley, this extraordinary Plein Air Arts Festival began with with a two-day competition September 27 & 28 and concluded with an art auction Sunday, October 5.

Over 100 paintings were created by the 35 renowned landscape artists who participated.
View their work online.

 Spaulding R. Alrdrich Heritage Gallery
50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA

en plein air
“in the open air”

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Main Competition:

1st Place, 3 Shoes, T.A. Charron
2nd Place, Beginning Shaw Road, Michael Graves
3rd Place, Whittier Farm Morning, Sharon Bahosh
Honorable Mention, Morning Light Shaw Farm, David Tutwiler
Honorable Mention, Tumbling Bales, Jim Laurino

 Quick Draw Competition:

1st Place, Rusty Roof, Vincent Crotty


Visit our Facebook page for more photos of the event!

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Participating Artists

C. ArnoldE. Astell, S. Bahosh, G. Blouin, J. Broderick, T.A. Charron, J. Clayton, V. Crotty,
T. D’Amico, S. Dion, M. Fernandez, E. Grandpré, Bob Graves, M. Graves,
J. Greulich, J. Holmes, L. Hylka, J. Laurino, D. Lazar, T. Martino, C. Mathieu,
D. Medici, J. Meyers, S. Miksis, V. Piche,  J. Pumfrey, L. Pumfrey, M. Rogan, L. Sinacola,
A. Small, A. Souza, M. Stratos, D. Tutwiler, L. Tutwiler, L. Wrona


Plein Air Festival in the Press

Sutton farm to host plein air painters, Blackstone Valley Tribune, 2014

Blackstone Valley Plein Air Competition to take place Sept. 27 – 28, Telegram & Gazette, 2014

Central Massachusetts event lets artists help people with disabilities, Plein Air Magazine, 2013

Valley painting competition produces gallery of orginal art, Yankee Shopper, 2013

Barre man wins Blackstone Valley Plein Air Arts Competition, Telegram & Gazette, 2013

Award-winning artist returns to Alternatives to give back , Blackstone Valley Tribune, 2013


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