4th of July, 2022 Arts Festival Registration

The 4th of July Arts Festival is a tradition we missed the last two years. We are so pleased it has been reinstated, this will be the 52nd 4th of July Arts Festival Show held in Chelmsford. Our Adult Show is one of the most anticipated and best attended art events in the area, plus each year our Student exhibit is always so enjoyable. For the festival to be successful  it needs YOU, the Artists!  The show is open to Members, Non-Members, and Students, and there is a fee for submitting your art.  

Deadline for Online Entry
: Sunday June 26th at 11:00 pm

Drop Off: Chelmsford Center for the Arts
Thursday June 30th  10 – noon and 5 pm-7 pm

Volunteers who can stay and help hang the show will be greatly appreciated!

End of Show – Art Pick Up
Monday  July 4th Right after the parade 

*If you are entering the CAS Members Show at the Chelmsford Library, art can be picked up on Tuesday and brought directly to the Library for hanging. The show will run through the month of July. 
Tuesday July 5th  10 – noon and 5 pm-7 pm

Submission Information: 
Online entry required

  • Artwork submissions are limited to 2 artworks per artist in the following media: Oil/acrylic, Water Media under Glass / Alcohol Ink, Pastel/Drawing, Mixed Media, Photography/Digital Arts, 3D (Sculpture, Metal, Glass)
  • Artwork must have been completed in the past 4 years
  • Artwork not exhibited in previous CAS shows
  • Maximum dimension 44″ in any direction
  • Subject matter suitable for general patrons & children
  • Works on paper must be framed and covered with glass or Plexiglas. Frames must be in good condition. 
  • Entries must be dry, properly prepared for exhibition and properly wired for hanging. The wire and eye screws must not show when the artwork is hung. 
  • Gallery wrapped canvas does not require framing

CAS receives a 25% commission on all sales.

CAS will not be responsible for any loss or damage to any art work from any cause. Submitting work will imply agreement on the part of the artist with this condition.


1. Check your membership status:

Chelmsford Art Society Active Membership 2022-2023

To Renew or Join Us!

Non-Members $15.00 per piece
Members $10.00 per piece
Students $ 5.00 per piece


2. Enter Painting Information

Please enter your information in the on-line application form below and click the SUBMIT button. A box should appear on your screen that says: “Thank you for taking the time to fill out this online form. Your response has been recorded.”

If you click “submit” and you have missed any REQUIRED info, a colored box will appear on your screen highlighting the information you need to fill in. Complete those fields and click the submit button again.

*Please proofread your information carefully*
Labels will be printed exactly (including upper/lower case) from this entry form. All communication will be done via e-mail, so make sure to provide an e-mail address that you check frequently.

For more information, or to volunteer to help with the show, email us at with the Subject Line: 4th of July Show 2022.

Deadline for Online Entry: Sunday, June 26th 11:00 pm

Register Your Artwork


3. Fees: Pay here, there will be no payment accepted at receiving. 

Submit payment for entries




Two CAS Watercolor painters receive awards

Two CAS members were juried into the Rhode Island Watercolor Society 2022 National Exhibit juried by Irena Roman. This show had 210 entries and only 65 were selected for this exhibit.

Esther Donlon’s painting “Crystal Bowl with Flowers” was selected and Nan Quintin’s painting “ Given Up” was also selected.

The exhibit will be at the RIWS gallery from June 4th – July 15th. The gallery is located at:  Slater Memorial Park, 831 Armistice Blvd, Pawtucket, RI. It is open: Thursdays and Fridays 10am-4pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm
The show is also posted on Facebook and you can vote for your favorite painting which will receive the People’s Choice award:

In Addition:
The American Watercolor Society introduced a show for its Associate Members last year. It was a success so they decided to offer this show on an annual basis.

Esther Donlon entered this year and her painting, “A Prized Catch II” was selected.

This show is an online show only and can be seen by this link:



Jimmy Le Demonstration May 25, 2022

The Chelmsford Art Society is inviting Art Lovers and Artists to see Jimmy Le demonstration. This meeting is open to the public so come to the CCA on May 25th at 7 PM.
Jimmy Le, is a self taught illustrator, web designer, or craftsman, but essentially, he just like making things look good. Aside from digital work, he enjoy working with wood. He will be demonstration how he combines digital art with coping saw art.

The process begins digitally, where he draws an image with a few layers to depict his subject. The image then gets separated into its pieces and traced onto plywood. The lines are inked and hand-cut using a coping saw that’s been passed down to Jimmy from an artisan in his community. Each piece is then layered and framed in a shadow box.

The presentation will be open to the public plus be Live Streamed by the Chelmsford Art Society on May 25th, 2022 at 7:00 PM. Here is the basic link for Jimmy Le:

Jimmy Le can be found at Western Ave in studio 404 on the 4th floor. He is a Creative Director at Draft Studios. You can contact him at the following:


Gwendolyn Lanier
Demonstration April 27th

The Chelmsford Art Society is inviting Art Lovers and Artists to see Gwendolyn Lanier demonstration. This meeting is open to the public so come to the CCA on April 27th at 7 PM.
Gwendolyn Lanier, a figurative artist who creates both sculptures and drawings that depict the female experience and form through her visual narratives. Her knowledge of the 3 dimensional form enables her to bring a Trompe L’oeil technique to her drawings and paintings and has been displayed in galleries in Chicago, Philadelphia, and along the east/west coasts.

In 2009, Lanier received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of the Fine Arts/ Tufts University in Boston. Lanier was the recipient of the 2009 Albert Pratt Travelling Grant which enabled her to study ceramic figurative Art in Florence, Italy. Subsequent to graduating from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts’ Post Baccalaureate program in 2012, Lanier’s work shifted to include two-dimensional mediums.  Gwendolyn Lanier’s work has been on display at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts during the 2008 NCECA Conference, the Painted Bride in Philadelphia, and other venues throughout the east and west coast. She is currently a studio artist at the Brush Gallery and Studios in Lowell and an artist member at the Attleboro Arts Museum.
The presentation will be open to the public plus be Live Streamed by the Chelmsford Art Society on April 27th, 2022 at 7:00 PM. Here is the link to the livestream for April 27, 2022:

You can see Gwendolyn Lanier at the Brush Art Gallery and Studios, 256 Market Street, Lowell MA 01852
or access the following:


Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis is an 91 year old member of the Art Society She recently located from Lake Of Woods, in Locust Grove, Virginia to North Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
She studied at Brooklyn College, NY; Northern VA Community College; University of Mary Washington, VA
She is a retired interior designer.
She is a member of:

Mary Dumas Conversation
March 30, 2020

The Chelmsford Art Society is inviting Writers and Artists to hear Mary Dumas, a successful graphic artist, explain the complex world of independent publishing. This meeting is open to the public so come to the CCA on March 30 at 7 PM.

Mary’s small shop in Western Avenue Studios is in Lowell, Massachusetts, it is called Pop Culture Place.  However, under the name Studio Book Works, she consult with self-publishing authors about getting their works into the world.  Covers of books are a growing market, and artists need to know how to navigate in that world.  What their Intellectual Property means, and how to retain their ownership of a painting, while still selling it to someone for their living room display.

Do you want to learn the Art of Self-Publishing? Would you like to see your artwork in books? Mary’s presentation to the artists would be a conversation about the following:

1) Selling their art online and in person with the right contracts,
2) Why get a professional photographer to take a good digital picture of their art,
3) How to rent an art piece for a book cover.

To see reviews on her most recently published 240 page graphic novel see To see her website for her store and consulting visit

This presentation will also be Live Streamed by the Chelmsford Art Society on March 30, 2022 at 7:00 PM.
Here is the link for Mary Dumas livestream:


2022 Shirley Lavoie Memorial Art Scholarship

The 2022 Shirley Lavoie Memorial Art Scholarship is now open for applications. The Chelmsford Art Society invites graduating seniors in the class of 2022 at Merrimack Valley High Schools to apply to our annual scholarship program. This year, we will award 2 scholarships.

To view the application information on the Shirley Lavoie Memorial Art Scholarship please visit the CAS website at


Bethany Peck Demonstration
February 23, 2022


Join use for the first demonstration of 2022 to see Bethany Peck explain her process of intuitive painting while creating an expressive marsh scene.

Bethany said “My primary focus is in expressionistic landscape oil paintings. In my paintings I use natural elements of Heaven, Earth, and Water to evoke emotion. When I work, I rarely use references, I prefer to paint intuitively and direct, allowing my emotions to dictate my process.  I am not interested in painting traditional or representational paintings. What really interests me as a painter is creating work that expresses emotions translated through the paint”.


The presentation will be Live Streamed by the Chelmsford Art Society on February 23, 2022 at 7:00 PM. Here is the link to the livestream for Feb.23, 2022:


Joan LaTourneau

Learning to draw and paint has been on my bucket list since childhood.  Watercolors is my preferred medium, but I have also done some art work in acrylics.

I started by doing my pets pictures, which I am told look like photographs. However. I find landscapes challenging, and would like to learn how to do impressionist style paintings. For a number of years I have continued to work toward expanding by art knowledge by taking classes with Denise Rainis, Rita Lipman and Stella Pappas.


Stan Sundstrom

I am a retired software engineer who took up photography as a hobby a few years ago. Some of my favorite places to photograph are Heart Pond, the Chelmsford/Carlisle Cranberry Bog and Great Brook Farm Reservation. Fall and Winter are the seasons I enjoy most for capturing landscapes. I like exploring the natural juxtaposition of light and shade.