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4th of July Art Show 2024
~ Online Registration ~

Be part of The 54th Chelmsford Art Society
4th of July Art Show!
Our 4th of July Arts Festival is one of the most anticipated and best-attended art events in the area. Everyone can enter, adults and students, professionals and artists entering a show for the first time. Membership is not required to participate.
Enter Now! We are so excited to see your art!!

Important Dates:
Deadline for Online Entry: Monday June 24th 11:59pm
*NO walk in entries or payments

Art Drop Off: Thursday June 27th 10am – noon & 5pm – 7pm
Chelmsford Center for the Arts 1 North Road Chelmsford, MA 

Awards Ceremony & Reception – Monday July 1st
Student Show  – 4pm – 6pm
Adult Show – 6pm – 8pm

Full 4th of July Schedule 

Art Pick Up
– Thursday July 4th – 1pm – 2pm
Late Art Pick Up
– Friday July 5th – 1pm – 4pm 

Summer Members Art Show July 5th – August 3rd
Chelmsford Library 
Art Drop Off: Friday July 5th – 1pm – 4pm


*To be part of the Summer Members Show
Renew your membership or Join Now! https://chelmsfordartsociety.com/membership

Check your membership status
Chelmsford Art Society Active Membership 2024-2025

Submission Information
All 2D and 3D media welcome.* Art must have been completed in the past 4 years, not exhibited in previous Chelmsford Art Society shows and with subject matter suitable for general patrons and children. All work must be original. 

(2D) Art should be no larger than 44″ in any direction. All art must be framed and securely wired with screw eyes/D-rings and wire for hanging (sawtooth or clip frames cannot be accepted) Accepted: plexiglass or glass, metal frames, photos printed on metal, fiber art, wrapped canvas. No wet paintings. Framing Information 

(3D) Sculpture and 3-dimensional work must be less than 7 feet in height, 90 pounds or less, and fit within a 3×3 foot area. 
Small 3D work will be on display tables, please provide a pedestal larger sculptures. 
*Artificial Intelligence Art is not accepted.

Fees:
Members:
$15.00 per entry – 2 entry limit
Non – Members:
$20.00 per entry – 2 entry limit
Students:
$5.00 per entry – 1 entry limit

Sales: Artists receive 75% and the Art Society receives a 25% All sales will be handled by the Art Society. The sales commission and the entry fees support this show and the overall work of the Chelmsford Art Society.

Prizes: 
Adult Show
Best In Show ~ $100.00
In each Medium Category both Professional & Non Professional
First place ~ $50.00
Second, Third and Honorable Mention ~ Ribbons
Popular Vote ~ Ribbon

Student Show
Grade categories (k-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12)
First Second, Third and Honorable Mention ~ Ribbons

Adult Show – Judging 
Medium Categories
Oil /Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel/Drawing, Mixed Media, Photography, Digital Arts, 3D (Sculpture, Metal, Glass, Fiber, etc.), NEW Abstract (ALL Mediums)

Professional vs Non Professional
Professional = two or more of the following criteria:  you earned a degree in fine art, extensively studied art, won major awards in juried art shows, regularly have artwork in a gallery, or sell art to make a living.

Judges
Amy Brown , and Tim Palin

Liability: Neither the Art Society nor the Chelmsford Center for the Arts is responsible for the loss or damage to any work submitted for any cause. Submitting work will imply agreement on the part of the artist with this condition.

ENTER HERE! 

4th of July Art Show ~ ADULT Entry Form

4th of July Art Show ~ STUDENT Entry Form 

Labels for Art – Please print, fill in and attach to your art 

Thank you for being part of our 4th of July Art Show!

For more information, or to volunteer to help with the show, email us at chelmsfordartsociety@gmail.com with the
Subject Line: 4th of July Show 2024. 

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

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4th of July Schedule

Chelmsford Art Society & Town of Chelmsford
Events


MONDAY JULY 1st

Chelmsford Center for the Arts
Chelmsford Art Society ~ Awards Ceremony & Reception

4pm – 6pm ~ Student Show
6pm – 8pm ~ Adult Show

 

TUESDAY JULY 2nd

Chelmsford Center for the Arts

5pm – 8pm Chelmsford Art Society ~ Art Shows Open

 

WEDNESDAY JULY 3rd

Chelmsford Center for the Arts
3pm – 9pm Chelmsford Art Society ~ Art Shows Open

Town Common
5pm – 8pm Kiddie Train Rides
5pm – 9pm Country Fair
7pm – 8:30pm Chelmsford Community Band Concert

 

THURSDAY JULY 4th ~ INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Chelmsford Center for the Arts
8:30am ~ 1pm
Chelmsford Art Society ~ Art Shows Open 
11:30am ~ Raffle Winners & Popular Vote Award announced!

Town Common
8:30am Flag Raising
8am – noon Country Fair
9:30am John Carson Road Race
10am Independence Day Parade

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Chelmsford Art Society
~ 2024 Scholarship ~

Attention Graduating Seniors at Merrimack Valley Schools

The Chelmsford Art Society invites graduating seniors to apply to our annual scholarship program. The Shirley Lavoie Memorial $1,000 Scholarship is open to students furthering their education at a 2 or 4-year university, college, art school or institute in Fine Arts/Visual Arts. This includes the broad range of careers in art today; architecture, product design, ceramics, glass, fashion & interior design, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, graphic design, illustration, comic art, animation, film/video, digital art, AI, video game design, etc.

Completed applications include: the application form, an artist statement, college acceptance letter and a portfolio of your art. Your portfolio should include 6-10 artworks in a variety of media and subject matter.

The Scholarship Committee will invite each applicant in for a short interview and portfolio review. Applicants should bring 3-4 pieces of their art to the interview; sketchbook pages can be included. Digital art, larger 3D pieces and photography projects can be presented on a tablet or laptop. Portfolios will be judged on artistic ability, creativity, and the understanding and use of color, design and composition.

The scholarship winner is expected to provide several matted or framed pieces for display in our 4th of July Art Festival at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts.

Important Dates
Application Deadline Friday June 7th
Candidate Interviews: the week of June 10th
Student Notification: by Monday June 17th

Scholarship Presentation
: July 1st
At the Awards Ceremony of the 54th Chelmsford Art Society 4th of July Art Festival


APPLY NOW!
2024 Scholarship Application

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Winter Art Show ~ Holiday Party & Fine Art Sale! ~

Chelmsford Art Society Winter Art Show
~ Holiday Party & Fine Art Sale ~
Thursday December 14th 7 – 8:30pm
Chelmsford Library  https://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/

See friends & meet new members, enjoy wine, food and maybe find a present for family, friend, boss or you!

It’s just 2 days away – I hope you CAN come and bring everyone you know, it is going to be a fun night and we want a big crowd!

A BIG Thank You! to the 34 member artists sharing their work. With so many holiday events and shows going on, we appreciate you being a part of ours!

The Winter Show has 62 artworks that everyone says are beautiful and vibrant by these 34 artists

Artists in the Show:
Richard Bohne, Nita Leger Casey, Sandy Chinavare, C. Thomas Christiano, Virginia Cramer, Kathy Cryan-Hicks, Esther Donlon, Lee Fortier, Heidi Goddard, Donna Gordon, Diane Harvey, Ellen Hurley, David Johnson, Rennie Keller, Anandita Kumar, Priti Lathia, Susan Lippman, Barbara Ludinsky, Sylvia Mallory, Roberta Milward, Debra OConnell, Ivan Orlinsky, Mary Anne Pellegrini, Maryanne Peterson, Jim Ricca, Ezequiel Rivera, Jim Roberts, Chris Robinson, Daniel Rocha, Erin Rychalsky, Elaine Seidel, Ortha Splingaerd, Bob Stegmaier, Stan Sundstrom

Did you know?
The Chelmsford Art Society has 101 active members! We are so excited to have 22 new members in 2023, several who have come back after being away and so many who have been a vital part of CAS!

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Chelmsford Art Society’s
Winter Show ~ Enter Now!

Members what wonderful art will you bring to the show this winter?
Not a member yet? We welcome everyone, beginners to professional artists, to join us. Make this the year to enter, we are so excited to see your art!!

Chelmsford Art Society ~ Winter Members Show
December 1, 2023 – January 26, 2024
Chelmsford Public Library 25 Boston Road, Chelmsford MA

Important Dates:

Entry Deadline: November 26th at 12:59pm

Art Drop Off:
Thursday November 30th noon – 2:00pm & 5:00 – 7:00pm
Volunteers who can stay after 5pm & help hang the show will be greatly appreciated! 

Holiday Reception: Thursday, December 14th, 7:00-8:30pm
Wine, Food & Fun!

Art Pick Up: Saturday, January 27th, 3:00 – 5:00pm

Check your Membership Status
Chelmsford Art Society Active Membership 2023~2024

Renew your Membership or Join Now for 2024-2025
https://chelmsfordartsociety.com/membership

Submission Information:
1-2 entries per member, all 2D and 3D media welcome. (*Artificial Intelligence Art is not accepted) Art must have been completed in the past 4 years, not exhibited in previous Chelmsford Art Society shows, with subject matter suitable for Library patrons and children, 3D art no higher then 10″, 2D art no larger than 44″ in any direction, framed and securely wired for hanging (sawtooth or clip frames cannot be accepted). Fiber Art should include a sleeve or other place for hardware and be ready to hang.
*No entry fee with active membership

Sales: All sales will be handled by the Art Society. Artists receive 75% and the Art Society receives a 25% commission to support this show and the overall work of the Chelmsford Art Society.

Liability: Neither the Chelmsford Art Society nor the Chelmsford Library is responsible for the loss or damage to any work submitted for any cause. Submitting work will imply agreement on the part of the artist with this condition.

ENTER HERE!
Winter Show 2023-2024 Registration Form

Thank you for being part of our Winter Members Show!

For more information, or to volunteer to help with the show, email us at chelmsfordartsociety@gmail.com with the Subject Winter Members Show 2023-2024.

The Winter Members Show of the Chelmsford Art Society is supported in part by a grant from the Chelmsford Cultural Council, local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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New! Member Survey & Forms

We want to know!

Member Survey: What are you interested in?

Member Form: More info helps us help you

Member Volunteer Form: More help & we can do more!

 

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Sylvia Mallory Group Show Parish Center for the Arts

This October! Wonderful Paintings, collages, and batiks by member Sylvia Mallory and three other Bedford, MA artists

Bedford Artists Group Show
Parish Center for the Arts Westford, MA
Show: October 8 through October 29
Opening Reception: Sunday October 8th, noon to 3:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Sundays Oct 8, 15th, 22nd and 29th noon to 2:00 p.m.
See more here: https://pcawestford.blogspot.com/2023/09/group-exhibition-of-bedford-artists.html

And of course check out Sylvia’s artist page: https://chelmsfordartsociety.com/sylvia-mallory/

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4th of July 2023 Art Show Online Registration

Be part of The 53rd Chelmsford Art Society’s 4th of July Art Festival!
Our 4th of July Arts Festival is one of the most anticipated and best-attended art events in the area. Everyone can enter, adults and students, professionals and artists entering a show for the first time. Membership is not required to participate. Enter Now! We are so excited to see your art!!

Important Dates:
Deadline for Online Entry: Sunday June 25th at 11:59pm
*NO walk in entries or payments

Art Drop Off: Thursday June 29th 10am – noon and 5pm – 7pm
Chelmsford Center for the Arts 1 North Road Chelmsford, MA https://www.chelmsfordarts.org

Awards Ceremony & Reception
Student Show – Saturday July 1st – 4pm – 6pm
Adult Show – Saturday July 1st – 6pm – 8pm

Art Pick Up
– Tuesday July 4th – 1pm – 2pm OR
Art Pick Up
– Wednesday July 5th -10am – noon & 5pm – 6pm 

*Members Only*
Summer Members Show at the Chelmsford Library
Art Drop Off Wednesday July 5th – 10am – noon & 5pm – 6pm 

*If you would like to be part of the Members Summer Show at the Chelmsford Library July 5th – August 6th.

Check your membership status
Chelmsford Art Society Active Membership 2023~2024

Renew your membership or Join Now
https://chelmsfordartsociety.com/membership

Prizes for the 4th of July Show
Adult Show
Best In Show ~ $100.00
In each Medium Category both Professional & Non Professional
First place ~ $50.00
Second, Third and Honorable Mention ~ Ribbons
Popular Vote ~ Ribbon

Student Show
In each Grade category
First Second, Third and Honorable Mention ~ Ribbons

Judging
Medium Categories
Oil/acrylic, Watercolor/Alcohol Ink, Pastel/Drawing, Mixed Media, Photography/Digital Arts, 3D (Sculpture, Metal, Glass, Fiber)
Professional and Non Professional
Professional = two or more of the following criteria:  you earned a degree in fine art, extensively studied art, won major awards in juried art shows, regularly have artwork in a gallery, or sell art to make a living.

Judges
Tom Gill, Meredith Fife Day, TBD

Submission Information
All 2D and 3D media welcome.* All art must have been completed in the past 4 years, not exhibited in previous Chelmsford Art Society shows, the subject matter suitable for general patrons and children, no larger than 44″ in any direction or heavier than 25lbs.
Small 3D work will be on display tables. Please provide a pedestal for a larger sculpture. Fiber Art should include a sleeve or other place for your hardware and be ready to hang.
*Artificial Intelligence Art is not accepted.

Liability: Neither the Art Society nor the Chelmsford Center for the Arts is responsible for the loss or damage to any work submitted for any cause. Submitting work will imply agreement on the part of the artist with this condition.

Adult Entries: Art must be framed and securely wired for hanging (sawtooth or clip frames cannot be accepted) More Information 

Student Entries If possible, please mat and/or frame your art. A mat and/or light simple frame will help us hang the show and keep your art safe.

Fees:

Members $15.00 per entry 2 entry limit
Non-Members $20.00 per entry 2 entry limit
Student $5.00 per entry 1 entry limit

Sales: Artists receive 75% and the Art Society receives a 25% all sales will be handled by the Art Society. The sales commission and the entry fees support this show and the overall work of the Chelmsford Art Society.


STEP ONE ~ PAY HERE 
*There will be no payment accepted at drop off*

Pick a selection

STEP TWO ~ ENTER HERE! 

4th of July Art Show ~ ADULT Entry Form

4th of July Art Show ~ STUDENT Entry Form

Thank you for being part of our 4th of July Art Show!

For more information, or to volunteer to help with the show, email us at chelmsfordartsociety@gmail.com with the Subject Line: 4th of July Show 2023. 

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