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Acrylic Demo done on October 28th now available on YouTube

For those who missed last Wednesdays CAS Seascape Acrylic demo by Claire Gagnon it is now on YouTube.

She also recorded a time-lapse version of the same demonstration. Also available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/3aIwFIwff4w

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Annual Members Exhibit at the Library 2020

The Chelmsford Art Society’s Annual Members Exhibit will be held at the Chelmsford Library, from Nov 28, 2020 to Jan. 23, 2021. This year the library is limiting us to 30 pieces so we have to limit submissions to one piece per member.  No charge to members, but please register your artwork using the button below before Nov. 23 so that we may create labels and a price list.

Register Your Artwork

Artwork Receiving:
Sat., Nov 28, from 10:00 am -2:00 pm
Snow Date: Monday., Nov 30, from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm
Volunteers who can stay and help hang the show will be greatly appreciated!

Pick up will be on Sat. Jan. 23, 2022, from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm 

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CAS Meetings for 2020

We are very please to start having meeting again, this time via Zoom.

On October 28th Claire Gagnon, a long time CAS member and past president, will be doing an acrylic demonstration of a marine landscape through Zoom (a virtual video conference) on Wednesday October 28, at 7 PM.

To join Zoom Meeting, click on:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89885345311?pwd=dUQzdE8vRVFPUVk0N0NMZjJ3R25CQT09

Meeting ID: 898 8534 5311
Passcode: 383863

On November 28th, Receiving for Holiday Members Show at the Chelmsford Library.

On December 9th, Donna Berger will be showing how she creates her portraits. Starting with Photoshop software to compose the portrait layout and to add photo elements which will help tell the story before starting the painting.

 

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Helen Moriarty Stepping Down as Programs/Publicity Coordinator

After many years, Helen Moriarty has decided to step down from her current position on the CAS Board of Directors as Programs/ Publicity Coordinator. Helen is a long-time member and Past President of the Chelmsford Art Society, and has been instrumental in its formation and continued excellence.

For many years, Helen brought professional artist demonstrators to our monthly meetings to provide our members and guests with valuable information on a variety of painting and other artwork techniques.

Helen introduced the community to numerous artists and their various talents, from acrylics to oils, from inks to pastels. Other program subjects included art lectures, art restoration, and framing and presenting artwork. Via Helen’s filming of our demonstrations, she introduced the broader community to art as local television stations aired the CAS programs.

An artist herself, Helen’s wisdom and creative output were a large part of our July 4th events as she organized its many aspects, and always happy to contribute wherever needed – from decorating for the event to selling tickets for our fundraising raffles.

In recognition of her many contributions to the CAS, Helen was twice winner of the Founder’s Award (1995-1996 and 2013-2014). We are grateful for her many years of service to the Chelmsford Art Society and we wish her well! Thank you Helen!

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Winners of the Shirley Lavoie Memorial Scholarship for 2020

This year is unique in that we have 3 students who the committee decided deserved an Art Scholarship. These are the three winners:

1st place   Kevin Truong, Lowell High School going to Rhode Island School of Design. Kevin is not only the CAS first place winner but he is also the Third District winner of the annual Congressional Art Competition in 2020. His piece, titled “Mirror,” is an ink, self-figure drawing overlaying his hand-written poetry. He said it “represents the thoughts and feelings I experience when looking into a mirror.” This work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

2nd place  Brooke Cardillo, Chelmsford High School going to University of New Hampshire. Brooke wants to be a professional photographer focusing on music and travel photography. Throughout her high school years, she participated in The Memory Project, where she drew portraits of children in need. She was also head  photographer for the Chelmsford High School yearbook.

3rd place   Julia Rose, Chelmsford High School going to MA College of Art & Design. Julia wants to be a web gaming designer or illustrator.

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Bus Trip to Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Tentative Reschedule for April 2021

Rescheduled from 2020. Lets hope we can visit the bus trip to the MFA. The schedule the will be bus will leave Chelmsford Center for the Arts at 10:00 am, and return at 4:30 pm.

This trip is limited to 40 participants, members get priority sign up.

To pay online ($40.00 per person), go to http://www.chelmsfordartsociety.com/events.htm or mail a check to:
Chelmsford Art Society
PO Box 401,
Chelmsford MA 01824

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Chelmsford Historical Landmarks Poster by Lance Wilder for sale

You can purchase a signed and numbered poster of “Chelmsford Historical Landmarks,” your purchase in part benefits the Chelmsford Art Society. To purchase a poster send your name and address and a check for $33.00 to:

Lance Wilder
721 N. Ontario St.
Burbank, CA 91505

or email: Landmwilder@yahoo.com

Lance Wilder, pictured above with his poster, has donated $750 to CAS, part of his profits for selling his Chelmsford Historical Poster. Wilder formerly from Chelmsford, now works in Hollywood for “The Simpsons” TV show. Thank you so much Lance, CAS will make good use of your donation.