Bedford Day Regional Art Show, Silent Auction, and Craft Sale will Highlight Arts and Crafts Society

A view of the 2018 Bedford Arts and Crafts Regional Art Show


Visitors to the 2018 BACS Regional Art Show

The Bedford Arts and Crafts Society (BACS) announces three exciting upcoming events on Bedford Day — the annual Bedford Day Regional Art Show, a Silent Auction, and the BACS Craft Sale, booth chock full of items crafted by BACS members.

Proceeds from the three activities will support next year’s annual BACS scholarship. It will be awarded to a graduating Bedford High School student who plans to pursue an art-related degree and career.

BACS Annual Regional Art Show

Artists from Bedford and surrounding towns are invited to exhibit and compete in BACS’s annual Regional Art Show, which will be held on September 20 and 21 at the Town Center. The juror for 2019 is Alexandra Sheldon, a Cambridge-based landscape painter, and collage artist.

Categories this year include Watercolor; Oil/Acrylic; Drawing/Pastel; 3-Dimensional; Photography; and Other Media. Also, the juror will designate a “Best of Show” award.

Entry forms are available on the BACS website at, as well as at the Bedford Library, the Bedford Recreation Department, the Council on Aging, and Great Road Gallery and Framing. Forms will also be available at the time of art drop-off. Participating artists may submit up to three entries, which will be accepted at the Union Room at Bedford Town Center (yellow building), 12 Mudge Way, on Wednesday, September 18, from 6 to 8 pm, and Friday, September 20, from 9:30 am to 12:00  pm. For inquiries about the art show, send your questions to

Silent Auction

Visit the BACS crafts booth for this year’s Silent Auction. Up for bid will be two paintings:

  • Yankee Landing by Margit Mason, watercolor, framed, 13”x 16”
  • Winter Calm by Laura Wallace, acrylic, unframed, 16”x 20”

Winners will be announced at 1 pm on September 21 at the Art Show awards ceremony in the Union Room, Town Center, and can be received at the show until 2:30 pm or by an arranged delivery afterward.

BACS Craft Sale

Shoppers will find the BACS Craft Sale at our outdoor booth on Bedford Day, September 21. Many unique items, handcrafted by BACS members, will be on sale, including kumihimo beaded bracelets, iridescent clay jewelry, Chan Luu–style bracelets, decorative jars and vases, cards, and more. Also be sure to check out our art bin for a variety of original works by BACS members.

For More Info . . .

Keep in mind that the proceeds from the Regional Art Show, the Silent Auction, and the BACS Craft Sale fund each year’s BACS scholarship. Watch for further announcements of this year’s events! For more information about BACS, visit our website anytime:

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