Mark Elson Photographer
Demo April 12, 2023

The Chelmsford Art Society is pleased to present photographer Mark Elson, at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts on April 12, 2023 at 7 PM.  Mark Elson is a Boston based fine art photographer who works in the wet plate collodion process, in addition to digital and film-based photography. The collodion process involves making tintypes and glass plates negatives exactly the way photographs were made in the Civil War.

What most people overlook is what Mark captures in his photography. A fleeting moment becomes a small-scale drama, a vignette that takes on deeper meaning as that moment is isolated and elevated. Suddenly the discounted scene becomes a story that evokes curiosity and wonder.  The camera is used to strip away the veneer to see the beauty in every day. Mark tells stories of misfits, dreamers, romantics, and the forgotten.
Mark is the photographer/author of the book “Battlefields of Honor, American Civil War Reenactors”  (Merrill Publishers). His work has appeared in print and on-line publications in View Camera, Black & White: For Collectors of Fine Photography, Huffington Post and Hallowed Ground.

Here’s the link:

Contact Mark at the following:

Visit Mark at Western Avenue Studios  – Studio 508
122 Western Ave., Lowell MA 01851


Brooke Lambert – Print maker demo

The Chelmsford Art Society is pleased to present Brooke Lambert, an outstanding printmaker and artist who will be demonstrating her medium of collagraph printing at the CCA on March 15th at 7pm. She will explain her unique process of creating embossed paper prints from low relief inked plates, that invoke the textures of the sea and other natural environments. Brooke currently works out of Studios 447 at Western Avenue in Lowell, teaches classes and workshops in MA, NH, and ME, and exhibits.

Here is the link to access remotely:

For more information please see:


“Making Films on a Micro Budget” by Jim Higgins


The Chelmsford Art Society is presenting a unique program, “Making Films on a Micro Budget” on Saturday January 21 at 2pm at the Chelmsford Public Library. Jim Higgins’ presentation “Making Films on a Micro Budget” is aimed at indie filmmakers with an alternative vision of the world. Because these films are out of mainstream, they are often difficult to finance. But don’t let that stand in your way. We’ll talk about inventive ways to make your vision become reality. Jim’s background began in photography and graphic design and later with in Ireland ( Then in 1983, with design partner
Joan Ross, he was commissioned to document the influx of Southeast Asian refugees in Massachusetts. This resulted in two books, Southeast Asians: A New Beginning in Lowell and Fractured Identites: Cambodia’s Children of War. It also resulted in a life long friendship with Tim Thou, founder of the Angkor Dance Troupe. In 2006, members of the Troupe joined Jim in a new endeavor, Flying Orb Productions, and we began producing alternative films and theater performances.


CAS Annual Members Winter Show 2022 Video


For your viewing pleasure a video produced by  T.C. Christiano. Where he discussed the Annual Winter Members Show with the co-presidents of the CAS Barbara Ludinsky and Elaine M Seidel. It  describes every one of the 54 pieces in the new Chelmsford Art Society (CAS) Show at the Chelmsford Library. This show will be up at the Library until January 27th. The link for this video is set forth below:


Annual Members Winter Art Show Registration

Our two Summer show got rave reviews, how will we make our Winter Show glow? Members, we can’t wait to see what you enter!

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!

2. Enter Art 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: Annual Members Winter Show

Deadline for Online Entry:
Wednesday, November 30th 11:00 pm

Register Your Artwork

Drop Off: Chelmsford Adam’s Library
Monday December 5th  5:30 pm  – 8:00 pm

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

Pick up: Saturday, January 28th, 2023 from  2 – 4:00 pm

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.






Nancy Lesofsky Demonstration Nov 9th

 Nancy Lesofsky at the CCA café at 7 PM on Nov 9th, 2022
Nancy took Classical painting lessons began at 9 years of age. Her teacher Madame Thellen of Lowell Massachusetts. Studied age nine until age twelve.   She has had art shows at the Whistler House Museum in Lowell Massachusetts, through a juried selection. The museum is internationally recognized She has owned an art gallery on M Street in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington DC.
Recently awarded a medal in the very prestigious Art – Sciences – Lettres in Paris France.

In addition to her career as an artist, Nancy has been an award-winning International Interior Designer for 54 years and was selected to the prestigious Boston Junior League designers. She was also recently honored with a bronze medal from the International French Order of Arts-Sciences-Lattres in Paris, France. In October of 1992, she appeared for an interview on Channel 7News with journalist Sara Edwards as one of the top female entrepreneurs in the country.

Visit Nancy at her Western Avenue Studio #213 in Lowell MA
or contact her at the following:


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:



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.


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.


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.