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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: https://youtu.be/NG0UmET4Xa0

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:
jimmy@draftstudios.com
www.draftstudios.com

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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:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogIGpx3-O6g

You can see Gwendolyn Lanier at the Brush Art Gallery and Studios, 256 Market Street, Lowell MA 01852
or access the following:
www.gwendolynlanier.com
IG:@gwendolyn_lanier
FB:@GLanierArtist
Glanier_Artist@yahoo.com

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Mary Dumas Conversation
March 30, 2020

The Chelmsford Art Society is inviting Writers and Artists to hear Mary Dumas, a successful graphic artist, explain the complex world of independent publishing. This meeting is open to the public so come to the CCA on March 30 at 7 PM.

Mary’s small shop in Western Avenue Studios is in Lowell, Massachusetts, it is called Pop Culture Place.  However, under the name Studio Book Works, she consult with self-publishing authors about getting their works into the world.  Covers of books are a growing market, and artists need to know how to navigate in that world.  What their Intellectual Property means, and how to retain their ownership of a painting, while still selling it to someone for their living room display.

Do you want to learn the Art of Self-Publishing? Would you like to see your artwork in books? Mary’s presentation to the artists would be a conversation about the following:

1) Selling their art online and in person with the right contracts,
2) Why get a professional photographer to take a good digital picture of their art,
3) How to rent an art piece for a book cover.

To see reviews on her most recently published 240 page graphic novel see JustYaoi.com. To see her website for her store and consulting visit popcultureplace.com

This presentation will also be Live Streamed by the Chelmsford Art Society on March 30, 2022 at 7:00 PM.
Here is the link for Mary Dumas livestream: https://youtu.be/6ndFU204FA8

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2022 Shirley Lavoie Memorial Art Scholarship

The 2022 Shirley Lavoie Memorial Art Scholarship is now open for applications. The Chelmsford Art Society invites graduating seniors in the class of 2022 at Merrimack Valley High Schools to apply to our annual scholarship program. This year, we will award 2 scholarships.

To view the application information on the Shirley Lavoie Memorial Art Scholarship please visit the CAS website at https://chelmsfordartsociety.com/cas-scholarship-application/

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Bethany Peck Demonstration
February 23, 2022

 

Join use for the first demonstration of 2022 to see Bethany Peck explain her process of intuitive painting while creating an expressive marsh scene.

Bethany said “My primary focus is in expressionistic landscape oil paintings. In my paintings I use natural elements of Heaven, Earth, and Water to evoke emotion. When I work, I rarely use references, I prefer to paint intuitively and direct, allowing my emotions to dictate my process.  I am not interested in painting traditional or representational paintings. What really interests me as a painter is creating work that expresses emotions translated through the paint”.

 

The presentation will be Live Streamed by the Chelmsford Art Society on February 23, 2022 at 7:00 PM. Here is the link to the livestream for Feb.23, 2022: https://youtu.be/lLaJx6LCH5s

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CAS On-line Winter Members Show

All works are available for purchase. Please email Barbara Ludinsky at chelmsfordartsociety@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing a work of art.

 

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Video Of CAS Winter Members Show 2021

For your viewing here is the link to the 2021 CAS Member Winter Show. Sit back and enjoy our beautiful show at the Chelmsford Public Library with over 50 works of art by 28 very talented members!

 

 

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Annual Winter Member’s Show Registration

Annual Winter Member’s Show 
Nov. 20, 2021 – Jan. 29, 2021
Our Summer show got rave reviews, how will we make our Winter Show glow? Members, we can’t wait to see what you enter!

Deadline for Online Entry: Tuesday, November 16th 8:00 pm

Drop Off: Chelmsford Adam’s Library
Saturday, November 20th 10am – 12:00 pm

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

Artists’ Reception: TBD

Pick up: Saturday, January 29th 3 – 4:30 pm

Submission Information:
1-2 entries per member, all 2D media welcome, art must have been completed in the past 4 years, not exhibited in previous CAS shows, no larger than 44″ in any direction, subject matter suitable for Library patrons, and framed and securely wired for hanging (sawtooth or clip frames cannot be accepted), CAS receives a 25% commission on all sales.

***You need to be an active member when you enter.***

Chelmsford Art Society ~ Membership 2021-2022 – https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSkI9s59cZyw6GFPPSQNQCCrYANYk1WRjGMsO7kI3mSu9pE8k8IN0CCfnUoVGQ7jefS0FZbNizTDhuq/pub


Renew or Join Us!  https://chelmsfordartsociety.com/membership

Requirement for 2021 Submissions:
– Online entry required
– 1 – 2 entries per member,
– All media is welcome
– Artwork must have been completed in the past 4 years
– Work not exhibited in previous CAS shows
– Maximum dimension 44″ in any direction
– Subject matter suitable for Library patrons
– Framed and securely wired for hanging

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.

Enter your information in the on-line application form 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 chelmsfordartsociety@gmail.com with the Subject Line: Winter Show 2021-2022

Deadline for Online Entry: Tuesday, November 16th 8:00 pm

Register Your Artwork

 

 

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Raksha Soni Demonstration
November 17, 2021

The second artist of the season to present for the CAS is Raksha Soni. She will be doing an acrylic painting demonstration on the subject of “Dawn”. Please join us at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts at 7:00 PM on November 17th or remotely via this Live Stream link:

Raksha’s artwork has received numerous awards, and has been displayed at various charities in both India and the US. In her own words: “Art is a foundational part of my life, and I try to spend my free time experimenting with it. I express my gratitude, emotions, and admiration for nature and Mother Earth through color. My inspiration comes from the many sources: places I travel to, nature, architecture, culture and the people around me. The creative process gives me tremendous joy, satisfaction, and a sense of great accomplishment, and I hope this beautiful journey of self-discovery continues forever.”

Website: http://www.brushandpaisley.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brushandpaisley
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brushandpaisley/
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Bruce Wood
Demonstration
October 27, 2021

The first presentation for the new CAS Season is by Bruce Wood at the CCA on October 27th at 7:00 PM

Title: “Seeing through the eyes of an artist.”

Discovering shape, patterns and texture in everyday life and turning it into artworks.  The idea behind found art is that the piece of art derives its significance from the context into which it is put. Found art blurs the traditional lines of what is art and questions the very nature of art itself. Found objects are often used by artists and are repurposed to create their unique pieces of art.

“I love the challenge of taking discarded items and assembling them in a fashion that looks like they naturally belonged together.”

Bruce Wood

To access this meeting remotely here is the link to the live stream for this presentation: https://youtu.be/n6l6gmkCXvg