9th Annual ValleyCAST Art Palette Contest Call for Artists

by | Nov 18, 2021

Art Palette Contest 2020 – 1st Place Winner, Adult Category – Brandon Drake, Whitinsville

ValleyCAST has issued a call for community members to participate in their Annual Art Palette Contest this spring. The contest invites participants to transform a plain wooden art palette into a unique work of art. This popular event is a chance for people of all ages and abilities to share their artwork and celebrate the local creative community.

The show will open on Friday, March 11 from 5:00 – 7:00pm in the Spaulding R. Aldrich Heritage Gallery at Alternatives’ Whitin Mill, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA. From the opening through April 8th, gallery guests will be invited to cast a vote for their favorite palettes. Winners will receive cash awards in three different categories and age groups.

There are a limited number of slots to participate in the exhibit, with 100 palettes available for purchase. These will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Palettes can be purchased for $15 at the Gallery in Whitinsville, now through February 11, or while supplies last. Interested artists should contact Cristi Collari at cristi.collari@openskycs.org to arrange a pick-up. Decorated palettes can be dropped off at the Gallery between February 21 and 25 for inclusion in the show. The exhibit closes on Saturday, April 23, coinciding with ValleyCAST’s annual Hope Day celebration.

For more information about participating in ValleyCAST’s 9th Annual Art Palette Contest, or to download a registration form, visit: openskycs.org/news-events/events.

This event is sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama, ValleyCAST and Open Sky Community Services.

To schedule an appointment to pick up a palette, call (508) 234-6232 or email: Cristi.Collari@openskycs.org. Palettes can also be purchased this fall during our regular Gallery Hours for the Artful Home exhibit. Visit openskycs.org/news-events/events for details.

About ValleyCAST: ValleyCAST’s mission is to foster a creative community in the Blackstone Valley that is inclusive and supportive of people with and without disabilities. ValleyCAST is the arts and culture arm of Open Sky Community Services.

About Open Sky Community Services: Open Sky Community Services, Inc. offers a wide range of services for adults, adolescents, and children with mental health challenges, developmental and intellectual disabilities, substance use disorders, brain injury, homelessness and other complex challenges throughout Central Massachusetts. Open Sky, which was formed through the affiliation of Alternatives Unlimited, Inc. and The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, has over 1,200 dedicated employees and an annual budget of $89M with more than 100 programs throughout the region. For more information, please visit www.openskycs.org.