CAS members, Esther Donlon and Nan Quintin, have paintings accepted into the Rhode Island Watercolor Society’s 2021 National Exhibit.
There were 209 entries this year and only 65 paintings were chosen for the exhibit. Esther, who is a Signature Member of the RIWS, entered “A Prized Catch II”, which was awarded 7th Place. Nan’s painting is titled “Jenkins Truck”; and with this third entry into a National Exhibit, Nan has gained Signature Membership status.
The exhibit will be held July 31 – Sept. 17, 2021 in RIWS’s Gallery at Slater Memorial Park, 831 Armistice Blvd. in Pawtucket, RI . The gallery is open Thursdays & Fridays 10-4:00, and Saturdays 10-3:00.
The Chelmsford Art Society’s Annual Members Exhibit is on display at the Chelmsford Library, from July 3, 2021 to August 7, 2021. A lot of the works are available for purchase, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Daryan Kong is the 2021 Shirley Lavoie Art Scholarship Winner. She is a Cambodian-American artist who resides in Lowell, MA. Born to a immigrant family in a city with one of the biggest Cambodian populations, the Khmer culture has always been part of her life and art. Daryan’s work incorporates family dynamics, culture, and her own self. She primary uses acrylic paint but isn’t afraid to experiment with other medium from embroidery floss to digital art.
Attending Refuge Lowell for four years has greatly shaped her as an artist and person. This fall she plans to attend the Massachusetts College of Art and Design for fashion design.
The CAS Summer Members Show will take place at the Chelmsford Adams Library from July 3, 2021 to August 7, 2021. This year the library is limiting us to 50 pieces so we have to limit submissions to one piece per member.
Requirement for 2021 Submissions: – Online entry required – ONE ENTRY per member, You must be an active member when you enter. Renew here: https://chelmsfordartsociety.com/membership/ – All media is welcome – Artwork must have been completed in the past 4 years. – Work not exhibited in previous CAS shows – Maximum dimension 44″ in any direction – Subject matter suitable for Library patrons. – Framed and securely wired for hanging
Deadline for Entry: June 29th, 2021 8 pm. Registration is closed for this show as it is past the deadline.
Artwork Receiving: Thursday July 1, from 4:00 pm -6:00 pm Volunteers who can stay and help hang the show will be greatly appreciated!
Pick up: Saturday, August 7, 2021, from 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Dave Martsolf has been drawing and painting for over 40 years, since turning away from studies in architecture at MIT, circa 1967-70, to focus on the Fine Arts. Initially, he was intrigued by surrealism, and applied skills in photorealism to create complex surreal oil canvases with a dark flair. In the 1980’s these abilities earned him the Juror’s Prize at the “UNH Revisited” Alumni Show in 1981, and the Sawyer Award for Painting at the 38th Annual New Hampshire Art Association Exhibition at the Currier Gallery of Art in Manchester, NH (1985).
Martsolf’s recent Dance series pushes the original sketch line to become the artwork itself. The lines are emboldened with a variety of line widths of black oil paint with bold background colors to intrigue the eye in a dance filled with suggested motion.
During the 2020 pandemic, Martsolf turned again back to the surreal, but this time with a more positive outlook, both in subject matter and in cerebral conception. He also began a portrait series of people with whom Martsolf feels an affinity, such as Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Angela Merkel, the Dalai Lama, and Stacey Abrams.
Another fantastic demonstration from our sister art society in the UK. Susan Clare Painting My Garden in Jamaica Medinilla Archway. This is the last demo of the season for the Chelmsford Art Society in the UK and I very much appreciate their sharing their demonstrations.
Painting My Garden in Jamaica – ‘Medinilla Archway”
I’m a Massachusetts-based painter working primarily in acrylics. A native of Cambridge, I have lived in Bedford, Massachusetts, for many years.
Artwork has become my primary focus—and my passion—since my retirement from a career as a development (content) editor in college textbook publishing. My favorite subject matter includes landscapes, human figures, and floral still lifes.
When needing a break from my acrylic work, I turn to collage, watercolor, or drawing. I also love taking photographs and using them as inspirational sources for my paintings.
I am an active member (and a past president) of the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society. I am also a member of Concord Art and a contributing member of the Rockport Art Association. For the past several years, I have served on a Bedford town committee that has worked toward the establishment of a state-designated cultural district in Bedford. The committee has just learned that, by unanimous vote of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s governing board, Bedford has officially been awarded cultural district status.