Nan Quintin’s Solo Exhibition


Nan Quintin currently has a solo exhibit at the Emerson Hospital in Concord MA, in their “Main Street” gallery, which is the main hallway in the main building. The exhibit runs from Sept. 19 to Nov. 18, 2022. No invitations are needed – just walk in at any time to enjoy her paintings!

In addition, one of Nan’s paintings has been juried into the North East Watercolor Society’s International Exhibit in Kent CT, to be held October 9-30. This painting, “Shelved”, depicts an old Jeep truck that is in storage and is being used as shelving for all sorts of thing.

“Falling Apart” has been juried into the New England Watercolor Society’s North American National Exhibition, which will be held in Plymouth MA, Nov. 2 to Dec. 3, 2022.


CAS Summer Library Art Show 2022

The Chelmsford Art Society’s Summer Exhibit is on display at the Chelmsford Adams Library, from July 6, 2022 to August 7, 2022

This presentation of the Chelmsford Art Society is supported in part by grants from the Chelmsford and Billerica Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


Patricia Nolan-Brown
October 12, 2022

The Chelmsford Art Society is inviting Art Lovers and Artists to see Patricia Nolan-Brown’s demonstration. This meeting is open to the public, so come to the CCA on October 12, 2022  at 7 PM.

Patricia Nolan-Brown aka “Troods”
Patricia has been an artist since childhood with a need to create things. She studied painting and design at Framingham State University where she received a B.A. in art. She paint daily in her studio #493 at Western Avenue Studios & Lofts in Lowell, MA. Her paintings are collected internationally and one was chosen to be part of the permanent collection & museum 2021 at Chateau Orqueveux, France.
She has used her creative brain daily to launch many inventions build businesses, publish a book about the creative process, called Idea to Invention— and raise her 3 daughters. She is inspired to interpret and paint things she loves such as travel, nature, and  all things quirky. She work (mostly) with oils in an expressive impasto style.

See more of her work at the following:

Visit her at Western Ave Studios And Loft  – Studio # 493

Here is the link to the Live Stream video:



Judith-Grace Miller

My love of art began as soon as I was old enough to hold a pencil. As a child, I always had a paintbrush and sketchbook in hand and during my teen years, saved for college by painting the storefront windows downtown in my hometown of Hudson, Massachusetts for the holidays each year. I received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Graphic Design and worked as a designer for several Boston area advertising and design firms and educational publishing houses.

An observer of nature and people, my oil and gouache paintings are a translation of my feelings and experiences, carefully placed on canvas. My work awakens the senses, and tells the story of joyful moments in time, and invites my audience to join me in my world and respond to these experiences. My love of the beach and my time spent kayaking, cycling, hiking, and camping throughout New England inspires my work. I am especially intrigued by the colors of natural sunlight bouncing off a white building. The kaleidoscope of color that appears within light and shadow continues to amaze me and plays a crucial role in my work. I am in constant awe of all the beauty nature offers and I enjoy traveling to different destinations throughout New England with my painting gear to paint.

My work has been included in the Places I Remember en Plein Air Show at the Bolton Library, the Winter Member Show at the Chelmsford Art Society, the Postcard show at Concord Art, and Nature’s Kaleidoscope exhibit with the Newburyport Art Association.

Judith-Grace Miller

Instagram: @judymillerartist


Mary E. O’Connell

The nature-inspired paintings of artist Mary E. O’Connell, are reminiscent of the quaint farms, and back country rambles of her native Massachusetts.  Working mainly in acrylics provides her the perfect medium to experiment with glazes, textures, and color to achieve a realistic life-like appearance in her landscapes, still lifes, and florals.
“I like to think my art has a spiritual component to it, revealing the wonder and emotion that impresses me when I’m alone, awestruck by the natural environment. I strive to communicate what I’m feeling, the essence of the moment, or the mysteries of living things.”
Mary earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Northeastern University, having previously studied studio art at Massachusetts College of Art & Design, the DeCordova Museum School, and most recently at the Emerson Umbrella for the Arts in Concord, Massachusetts. She is self-taught in furniture faux finishing.
To see more of her work or to contact,  please visit:
Instagram -@meofineart

Avery Marr
2022 Shirley Lavoie Memorial Art Scholarship Winner

Avery Marr is this year Shirley Lavoie Memorial Art Scholarship Winner.  She is a graduate of Chelmsford High School Class of 2022 and will be attending Champlain College. She will be going into their Communications and Creative Media Division Undecided, however the main areas she will be looking at are Graphic Design, Filmmaking and related majors. She loves art because of its versatility. She feels art can be a way to cope, a way of self expression, a way to educate others, a way to get to someone when words aren’t good enough, a way to fuel a movement, or simply, a way to have fun.

At the Chelmsford High School Senior Award ceremony, she was awarded both the CHSTv Above and Beyond Award and the Visual Arts Department Award. Beyond that, she has participated in many different exhibits in different mediums, such as the MAEA Youth Art Month for my Graphic Design “Self/Portrait” and acrylic painting “Night Light”, MAEA Emerging Artist Exhibit for her photography with “Winter Sun,” Taking Flight: Juried Youth Bird Art Exhibition with her colored pencil “Coming in For a Landing,” Hello There! 4th Annual Greater Lowell Regional Art Show for her colored pencil and eye-shadow piece “Shattered” as well as her short film “Reflection” accepted into both the Chelmsford Film Festival and the Middlesex Film Festival, which was screened at the Chelmsford Center of the Arts.


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.  
This presentation of the Chelmsford Art Society is supported in part by a grant from the Chelmsford Cultural Council, local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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:

This presentation of the Chelmsford Art Society is supported in part by grants from the Chelmsford and Billerica Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


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:

This presentation of the Chelmsford Art Society is supported in part by grants from the Chelmsford and Billerica Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.