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!


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.


CAS Demos on YouTube, & Cable TV

CAS Demonstrations 2020/2021

Claire Gagnon – acrylic demonstration October 28, 2020. Here is the link:

Donna Berger portrait demonstration December 9, 2020. Here is the link:

Tom Gill – acrylic demonstration January 27, 2021. Here is the link:

Don Ouellette – watercolor demonstration February 24, 2021. Here is the link:

Mary Rose O’Connell – oil demonstration March 20, 2021. Here is the link:

Priti Lathia – “Techniques to Start a Daily Journal Practice to Generate New Ideas for your Art”. April 28, 2021 hour.

Cable TV: Many of the CAS art demonstrations and other programs are recorded by long-time member and past president, Helen Moriarty. These “Happenings with Helen Moriarty” can be viewed on Cable TV: Chelmsford Cable TV – Channel 8, Verizon – Channel 38 (Monday 9:30 AM; Thursday 7:30 PM; Saturday 8:30 PM); and Billerica Cable TV – Channel 8 (Monday 4:30 AM; 4:00 PM; Friday 1:00 PM).

Online: Some of the most recent “Happenings” may also be viewed on the website

On the Home Page, search: “Art Happenings” and Artist’s Name, hit Enter. This will bring you to the You Tube show.