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Great News from CAS Artist – Esther Donlon “A Prized Catch II”

I am very happy to announce my painting “A Prized Catch II” has been juried into the 71th Annual Exhibition of Traditional Realism of the Academic Artists Association.  This exhibit had 271 entries and only 112 were accepted into this show. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic, this show was planned to be a Digital show only. This opened the submissions up to any artist in the world so the competition was great. The Digital show opened April 18, 2021 and will be on display until May 31, 2021:

https://academicartistsassociation.org/exhibitions/71st-2021.html

The most exciting news for me, is since this is the second year in a row I have been selected for their annual show, I am now a member of the Academic Artists Association!

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Priti Lathia Demonstration on April 28th 2021

Priti Lathia will be our feature artist in the month of April. Her demonstration will cover “Techniques to Start a Daily Journal Practice to Generate New Ideas for your Art”. This will be a mixed media workshop for approximately 1 hour.
Priti will demonstrate lots of techniques and explain why daily journaling is so important. Here are some of her thoughts.

  • Regular sketching improves drawing skills and makes you more mindful and improves focus.
  • Journaling gives you a place to explore ideas and promotes self-discovery so that your art is a more authentic version of you. It is a place to improve imagination and connect with your creative self.
  • Travel journals are a record of your time away from home. It is also a place to explore new color combinations.
  • Journaling is not expensive and it is very forgiving, so the rule is simple – draw anything that inspires you daily for one month.

This presentation will be LiveStream live that night at 7 PM. It will also be available on YouTube for future viewing.

Link: https://youtu.be/IPSluwvbMc

 

 

 

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Shirley Lavoie Memorial Scholarship 2021

The Chelmsford Art Society yearly offers a Shirley Lavoie Memorial Scholarship to a deserving graduating high school senior.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has indicated a desire to further their education in Fine Arts/Visual Arts. Visual Arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, sculpture, photography, video production, etc.

Please see details at https://chelmsfordartsociety.com/cas-scholarship-application/

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Mary Rose O’Connell Demo March 20th

March 20, 2021, Saturday, at 3 PM Join Mary Rose O’Connell for her oil demonstration. Here is the link that will be live on March 20th:
https://youtu.be/sRJJ5jDBiik

Mary Rose O’Connell, is primarily an oil painter with concentrations in portrait, still life, marine and plein air painting.  Her paintings and commission are often done from life and may also be done from field studies and photographs when desired.

Her work shows the benefit of a strong grounding in draftsmanship and design. This style of painting is done in natural light and is influenced by the beautiful colors of the impressionists.

http://Vineyard Sketch @ www.OConnellFineArt.com

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N. E. Watercolor Society’s Members Exhibit

Three CAS members have paintings in the New England Watercolor Society’s Associate Members Exhibit: Esther Donlon, Priti Lathia, and Nan Quintin. Paintings will be on exhibit in the Plymouth Center for the Arts Gallery in Plymouth MA. The exhibit will also be online.

https://www.newenglandwatercolorsociety.org

Dates: March 5 – April 28, 2021.
Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North Street, Plymouth, MA 02360. Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12-4pm.

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Susan Clare – CAS UK watercolor demo

Another great demo from our sister Art Society in the UK. This one is by Susan Clare, who is riding out the COVID lock-down from her studio in Jamaica. In this demo she walks us through doing a Lion Fish in watercolors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw4Xhuhgiu0…

Susan Clare’s Artist page on Patreon
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Don Ouellette — Artist for February 24th Demonstration

Don Ouellette, award winning landscape painter is our February presenter. He enjoys capturing the vanishing New England scene, trying to preserve the emotional response of those places that hold special meaning to the artist. He is a resident of Massachusetts who works in oil and watercolor.

Don began his study of watercolor painting with his father, Art, in 1975. He also studied with Jack Flynn A.W.S. Carlton Plummer A.W.S., Murray Wentworth N.A., Guy Dampier and David Lowrey. Don is a member of the Lowell Art Association, Whistler House Museum of Art.  His work can be found in many corporate and private collections, including Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, the City of Lowell, Lowell Community Health Center and Enterprise Bank.

Here is the link to the Live Stream that will be live on the 24th : https://youtu.be/ZpzCgL4MOpE

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Tom Gill, Demonstration YouTube Video available

Tom Gill a noted New England painter did a acrylics demo on January 27, 2021. Here is the YouTube link for Tom’s demo:
https://youtu.be/caz1Bi4emYU

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Chelmsford Art Society UK
YouTube Video by Joel Wareing

Our sister art society “Chelmsford Art Society UK” has shared a 2 hour video with us. The video is a demonstration done by Joel Wareing.
In the video he completes a full color painting in acrylics while he explains how he paints people in sunlight.

The Video Link https://youtu.be/aRjbdi-CobA

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Donna Berger ‘s
YouTube Video
Creating a Portrait From Reference Photos

Donna Berger, well-known local artist and illustrator showed how she creates her portraits. She demonstrated her method of starting with Photoshop software to compose the portrait layout and then, before starting the painting, adding photo elements which will help tell the subject’s story.

Creating a Portrait From Reference Photos demonstration was done on Wednesday Dec 9, 2020. Here is the link to the YouTube video of Donna’s presentation.