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2020 Small Stones Festival of the Arts

Welcome to the Small Stones Festival of the Arts - 2020 COVID-19 Edition

Awards Note: Jurors' Choice Awards were also given to each of the First and Second Prizewinners in each category, alhtough this gallery only supports showing one prize per work.

 

  1. VIEWING - Click on an image for a larger view.
  2. NAVIGATION - The images are sorted with prizewinners first (note that most prizes will be awarded on October 23), then alphabetically by artist last name. Note that there are 25 pages in the gallery - use the page selector to see more entries.
  3. SEARCHING - You can enter an artist's first or last name in the search box to find a given artist.
  4. FILTERING - You can create a filtered view to see only paintings or photography by selecting a choice in the Category Filter box. You can see only those entries selected by our jury for inclusion in our printed catalog by using the Tag Filter.  The Tag Filter also allows you to view entries by members of the Blackstone Valley Art Association or Worcester County Camera Club.
  5. VOTING - Voting is now closed.
  6. PURCHASING ARTWORK - This year, Small Stones Festival is not directly selling any of the artwork on exhibition.  If you wish to purchase an artwork, some of the works include a web address for the artist, allowing you to contact them directly via their website.  For others, we will relay any messages sent to artists@smallstonesfestival.org.  Specify which artist you wish to contact and provide your contact information.


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Tubular Transmission
Tubular Transmission
Lucas Fenton
$100.00

Selected for catalog
Artist statement: This image was taken on the go and very spontaneously. The location is a tube station near where I was living while studying abroad in London. The depth of the tunnel really caught my eye. Underground tubes are such an essential part of London and are unique for their length. The semi-circle that centers the people in the tunnel drew me in and inspired me to take this particular shot. The tunnel creates an infinity-like effect, making it seem to go on forever.
Specific medium: Photograph
Val d 'Orcia region Tuscany, Italy
Val d 'Orcia region Tuscany, Italy
Carol Flagg
$400.00


Artist statement: The creation of a painting is a form of meditation for me. I lose the sense of time as I paint. I love the process of creating form and color that is appealing to me. I am a very organized individual and get uncomfortable with chaos. I find my paintings reflect this attitude even when I try to avoid it. I enjoy the fluidity, transparency, and color purity of watercolor and hope to allow the medium to help me along to become more spontaneous in my painting and in the world.
Specific medium: watercolor
Tere dei Cavalieri Sitting Room
Tere dei Cavalieri Sitting Room
Carol Flagg
$400.00


Artist statement: The creation of a painting is a form of meditation for me. I lose the sense of time as I paint. I love the process of creating form and color that is appealing to me. I am a very organized individual and get uncomfortable with chaos. I find my paintings reflect this attitude even when I try to avoid it. I enjoy the fluidity, transparency, and color purity of watercolor and hope to allow the medium to help me along to become more spontaneous in my painting and in the world.
Specific medium: watercolor
Patrick Val d'Orcia
Patrick Val d'Orcia
Carol Flagg
$200.00


Artist statement: The creation of a painting is a form of meditation for me. I lose the sense of time as I paint. I love the process of creating form and color that is appealing to me. I am a very organized individual and get uncomfortable with chaos. I find my paintings reflect this attitude even when I try to avoid it. I enjoy the fluidity, transparency, and color purity of watercolor and hope to allow the medium to help me along to become more spontaneous in my painting and in the world.
Specific medium: watercolor
Enders Falls Reflections
Enders Falls Reflections
Sarah Foley


Artist statement: This photo was taken while hiking with a dear friend at Enders State Forest in Granby, Connecticut. It was early spring and the sky had a few clouds drifting overhead. The reflected light in the water created colours and patterns that were compelling.
Specific medium: photograph
Quabbin Landscape
Quabbin Landscape
Sarah Foley


Artist statement: This was taken during the fall of 2019 during a hike with a fellow photographer. We were seeking to get landscapes of the area and the colours and cloud patterns of this image were compelling.
Specific medium: photograph
Cascading Bells
Cascading Bells
Sarah Foley


Artist statement: This is an image of flowers grown in my yard in Western Massachusetts. The colours and patterns of light and dark pink stood out to me.
Specific medium: photograph
Murphy's Cove
Murphy's Cove
Richard Fotland


Artist statement: created using knife, scene from memory
Specific medium: oil
Minnowing
Minnowing
Richard Fotland


Artist statement: painted from memory of childhood pleasures
Specific medium: oil
Towing Out
Towing Out
Richard Fotland


Artist statement: painted from old black and white photo
Specific medium: oil
White Throated Sparrow
White Throated Sparrow
Bonnie Frederico
$400.00

Selected for catalog BVAA Member
Artist statement: I enjoy painting birds found in nature. This was the perfect picture to try to see how accurately I could preserve the moment for others to enjoy.
Specific medium: oil
Elm Park in Winter
Elm Park in Winter
Bonnie Frederico
$500.00

BVAA Member
Artist statement: This is one of my favorite works that utilizes watercolor, ink and hot wax to showcase a beautiful local park.
Specific medium: watercolor, ink, hot wax
A Fish Tale
A Fish Tale
Bonnie Frederico

Selected for catalog BVAA Member
Artist statement: For me this painting has a double meaning, the tail of the fish and the story that goes along with it. It was a challenge to get the textures correct, fabric, fish and water, but most of all to capture a likeness and feeling of my Grandson.
Specific medium: colored pencil
Portrait of Flolynda
Portrait of Flolynda
Annelise Freund
$200.00

Selected for catalog BVAA Member
Artist statement: A group of my friends and I decided to do a portrait exchange with each other during quarantine, and I was picked to do Flolynda.
Specific medium: Graphite
Black Canvas: First Sighting
Black Canvas: First Sighting
Annelise Freund
$300.00

BVAA Member
Artist statement: This is the second installment out of six for my short story 'Black Canvas.' This particular scene shows the main character, Shay, having her first encounter with the Hester's family ghost.
Specific medium: Color pencil
The Fear of Death
The Fear of Death
Annelise Freund
$1,000.00

BVAA Member
Artist statement: All humans, animals and eventually the entirety of the very universe will die. But what happens after death? This piece focuses on the underlying fear that no religion is true, and that when one dies they cease to exist. The thought of no longer existing or having any thoughts and just ceasing to be is something so abstract, that the human mind cannot comprehend it.
Specific medium: Graphite, pastel powder
Moon Rise
Carol Frieswick
$225.00

BVAA Member
Submission Url:
Artist statement: Mansard roofed homes are seen in almost every seacoast town in New England. This home with it's indoor lights shining as the sun set and the moon was rising looked so inviting.
Specific medium: oil
Coastal Maine
Carol Frieswick
$250.00

BVAA Member
Submission Url:
Artist statement: Maine's beautiful coast is often rocky. Most mornings are foggy.
Specific medium: oil
Grazing Sheep
Carol Frieswick
$300.00

BVAA Member
Submission Url:
Artist statement: Sheep grazing in the Springtime with apple orchard all aboom in the background.
Specific medium: oil
Rock Me
Rock Me
Lynn Gaylord

Selected for catalog
Artist statement: I am fascinated by rocks, formations and rock walls. The Westcoast of Ireland offers these in abundance. The beach we visited was completely covered in rocks.
Specific medium: Watercolor on Arches 140 Rough

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