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Margarita Krylova
Demo March 13, 2024

Margarita Krylova will be presenting a demonstration on March 13th at 7 PM at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts. The demonstration will take place in the Cabaret Room on the 1st floor.

Margarita Krylova prefers to see the world as a magical place, and firmly believes that It’s up to us to see the reality that surrounds us with imagination. Her work lives in this grey area between the real and the imagined – in memories, coincidences, associations. Many of her paintings are visual diary entries, a reflection of the people who surround her at home, or those that she met while backpacking abroad. Because she believes that human existence is brimming with mixed emotions, her work tends to be emotionally complex and difficult to label with a single feeling. Margarita sees nature as a means for soul-searching. Her subjects connect with an entity that is infinitely more powerful and eternal than any individual or all of society. When most connected to their surroundings, they camouflage in tree shadows, dissolving away from consciousness and ego. It is humbling, and perhaps calming, to realize that even at best of times, there is only so much in one’s control.

For the past several years, Margarita has collaborated with her father, Viktor Krylov, on a series of 3D works. He carves creatures out of wood, and she paints the worlds around them using a textured technique that combines ink and gouache on paper with encaustic wax. The process provides an amazing way for her to stay connected with one of the most important people in her life, and the resulting 3D paintings carry an unusual folk-surreal feel.

Margarita’s career as an artist began with Artists for Humanity – Boston, where she worked as a painter and collaborated on public art projects. In 2012 she studied Chinese ink painting in Hong Kong through Tufts. In 2013 she received the Dehn Traveling fellowship for a trip to Armenia and Georgia, which resulted in a body of work inspired by the stone structures she photographed while there. In 2014 Margarita graduated from the Tufts and SMFA Combined degree program with degrees in Art and Neurobiology. In 2018 she commenced on a yearlong backpacking trip throughout Europe, Middle East, and Asia, painting commissioned murals along the way. She currently works out of Studio 510 at Western Ave Studios and teaches art at Alma Mater Studio in Lexington. She is a member of the Loading Dock Gallery in Lowell, MA and Fountain Street Gallery in Boston.


Feel free to contact Margarita if you have any questions about her work, for inquiries about pricing/availability.

Visit her at Western Ave. Studios, Lowell MA  Studio 510


Events Calendar
Spring / Summer 2024

Fine Art Demonstrations & Shows
Spring / Summer 2024

Chelmsford Center for the Arts ~ Cabaret Room
Wednesdays ~ 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
1 A North Road, Chelmsford MA

Artists create art and/or discuss their creative process
All events are free and open to the public

February 7th John Brickels
stoneware clay sculpture

March 13th Margararita Krylova
realistic / fantastical painter, muralist

April 10th David Johnson
Wire Sculpture

May 8th Tim Palin
Design, illustration, video, photography + publishing

June 12th
Artists Mix & Mingle + Art Festival Coordination

July 1st – 4th
55th Annual 4th of July Art Festival
Chelmsford Center for the Arts

July 6th – August 24th
Summer Members Show
Chelmsford Library


John Brickels Presentation
February 7, 2024

John Brickels will be presenting a talk on February 7th at 7 PM at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts in the Cabaret Room. He will have sculptures on display and will be discussing his creative process.

He was raised in the “Rust Belt” city of Akron Ohio, and grew up to appreciate the beauty of entropy and weatherization, especially when applied to architecture. Nautical themes close by in the Great Lakes also grabbed his attention. His slab and extruded stoneware clay sculpture range from architecturally themed sculptures, life size robots, and vintage pedal car bodies refitted with ceramic mechanicals.

John has exhibited and lectured across the United States. The City of San Antonio commissioned John to create sculptures of the Spanish Missions which were presented to visiting dignitaries such as Queen Elizabeth, President George H. W. Bush, and Pope John Paul II.

His work has been exhibited by the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C., the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Vermont and the Springfield Museums Group, Springfield Massachusetts. He has been featured in Ceramic Monthly magazine and Hemming’s Classic Car Magazine.

To learn more about Johns work go to
or visit John at
Western Avenue Studios
160 Western Ave. #124
Lowell MA 01851
802 825 8214




Caleb Stone Presentation January 27, 2024

Caleb Stone, a well known artist out of Rockport MA. Will be doing a watercolor presentation for the Chelmsford Art Society at the Chelmsford Library on Saturday January 27, 2024 from 1 to 3 PM. This presentation will take place in the McCarthy Meeting room.
Prestation is open to the public, with no charge.

Caleb studied Art at the Lyme Academy in Connecticut and with his father Don Stone, NA. Since then has been regularly teaching, traveling and painting and has held workshops in the US, Italy and Alaska. He works in both oil and watercolor. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the John Stobart Fellowship Award, the New England Heritage Award, and the Wood Award for Excellence in Watercolor The Gold Medal for first place in the Land and Light at Bryan Memorial Gallery Jeffersonville ,VT. He was fortunate to have grown up in the Art Colony of Rockport, Massachusetts and exposed at a very early age to plein – air painting by his father Don Stone. His attraction to the French and American Impressionists and choice of art as a career grew from and was nurtured by this environment. He currently resides in Rockport , Massachusetts.

for more information:
Caleb Stone Gallery, 106 South Street, Rockport, MA 01966


Winter Members On-line Show 2023

Winter Show at the Chelmsford Library Nov 30, 2023 – Jan 27, 2024. Thank you to the volunteer crew that hung the show!
If interested in purchasing a piece of art email us at with the Subject Winter Members Show 2023-2024.


Winter Show Reception Dec 14th

Art Society Reception

The Chelmsford Art Society celebrates its winter show! Come and view the art, talk to the artists, and maybe find a great gift idea!

Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2023
Time:7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Chelmsford Library McCarthy Meeting Room


Crissie Murphy
November 8th

Crissie Murphy will be presenting a talk on November 8th at 7 PM at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts. She will discuss her work with the various branches of the military, as well as her other art experiences.

Crissie received her BFA in Illustration from Massachusetts College of Art, with additional studies at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Harvard. The subjects of Crissie’s paintings are wide and varied. All offer exquisite detail and sense of design and spirit. Her original oils, watercolors, and graphics in various media combine the spontaneous narrative of sketchbooks with the finish and textural interest of studio work.
Crissie was chosen to participate in the prestigious US Air Force Art Program. At the request of the Pentagon she has documented operations overseas and at home, she has been deployed to Haiti and Guantanamo Bay shortly after the earthquake to document relief efforts. A recent recipient of the ASAA Founder’s Recognition Award for her work depicting Special Operations Forces, her paintings currently hang in the Pentagon, and are permanent additions to the USAF Collection. Plus featured in the Air Force 60th Anniversary Exhibition, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of the USAF, US Coast Guard,  and various other museums and galleries across the country. She recently won awards at both the North Shore Art Association and Whistler Museum.

Here are examples of Crissie’s work in other media.

To see more on Crissie Murphy go to:
One Ear Up Studios
Western Avenue Studios
Lowell MA
Studio 513

To view the video of the presentation:


Wednesday Meeting October 11, 2023

Workshop by Queen Adeline: Selling Your Art: Converting fans into purchasing customers

The Chelmsford Art Society is pleased to present Queen Adeline, speaking about strategies to sell your art at 7:00pm,
October 11, in the Cabaret Room at the
Chelmsford Center for the Arts.

Queen Adeline is the founder and designer behind the sustainable fashion brand. Queen Adeline Collections is a sustainable fashion brand dedicated to creating one-of-a-kind styles for women on the go. Each piece is inspired by the vibrant culture of Africa and is made using holistic and sustainable processes.

Visit her at Western Avenue on the 2nd floor
Meeting fee: Public welcome ($5); members and students with ID, free.



September Meeting

September meeting will be an Artist Social,  MEET & MINGLE! We welcome all artists, art lovers, members, & non-members to this celebration!
It will be at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, in the Café on the first floor.
Date: Thursday, September 28, 7-9pm
Refreshments will be served!

2023 Scholarship Winner
Flow Caron

Jaelyn “Flow” Caron is the 2023 winner of the Shirley Lavoie Memorial Art Society. Flow was a student at Lowell High School and she will be studying art at Massachusetts College of Art and Design for the Fall 2023 semester.

During Flow’s time at Lowell High School she joined an after school art club to draw and make friends. This year her school started the National Art Honor Society and she volunteered over 60 hours of her time for this club during the school year. She also took an early college course in Graphic Design to better prepare herself of art school.

Her dream is to one day be able to run her own animated show with her own characters. Art has always had such an amazing impact of her life and she has found it can tell stories without words. The Chelmsford Art Society wishes her the best in the pursuit of her art dream.