Bruce Wood
October 27, 2021

The first presentation for the new CAS Season is by Bruce Wood

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


Video of 2021 CAS Summer Members Art Show

This video takes us on a tour of the 2021 Summer CAS Members Art Show at the Chelmsford Library. It was hosted & produced by Tom Christiano for his Chelmsford News Show.

Here’s the link for the Chelmsford News Show – featuring the 2021 CAS Summer Members Art Show with commentary by Co-Presidents of the Chelmsford Art Society – Elaine Seidel and Barbara Ludinsky.


CAS at the Rhode Island Watercolor Society’s 2021 National Exhibit

CAS members, Esther Donlon and Nan Quintin, have paintings accepted into the Rhode Island Watercolor Society’s 2021 National Exhibit.

There were 209 entries this year and only 65 paintings were chosen for the exhibit.  Esther, who is a Signature Member of the RIWS, entered “A Prized Catch II”, which was awarded 7th Place.  Nan’s painting is titled “Jenkins Truck”; and with this third entry into a National Exhibit, Nan has gained Signature Membership status.

The exhibit will be held July 31 – Sept. 17, 2021 in RIWS’s Gallery at Slater Memorial Park, 831 Armistice Blvd. in Pawtucket, RI . The gallery is open Thursdays & Fridays 10-4:00, and Saturdays 10-3:00.

In addition, the exhibit may be viewed online:


CAS Annual Summer Members Exhibition

The Chelmsford Art Society’s Annual Members Exhibit is on display at the Chelmsford Library, from July 3, 2021 to August 7, 2021. A lot of the works are available for purchase, please email if interested.




Brooke Lambert video

Brooke Lambert, a new CAS member, has given use permission to share her video that explains her process for making her colorful collagraphs.

Here is the link to her video:


To view her work please visit:




2021 Shirley Lavoie Memorial Art Scholarship Winner

Daryan Kong is the 2021 Shirley Lavoie Art Scholarship Winner. She is a Cambodian-American artist who resides in Lowell, MA. Born to a immigrant family in a city with one of the biggest Cambodian populations, the Khmer culture has always been  part of her life and art. Daryan’s work incorporates family dynamics, culture, and her own self. She primary uses acrylic paint but isn’t afraid to experiment with other medium from embroidery floss to digital art.

Attending Refuge Lowell for four years has greatly shaped her as an artist and person. This fall she plans to attend the Massachusetts College of Art and Design for fashion design.


CAS Summer Members Show 2021 Info

The CAS Summer Members Show will take place at the Chelmsford Adams Library from July 3, 2021 to August 7, 2021. This year the library is limiting us to 50 pieces so we have to limit submissions to one piece per member.  

Requirement for 2021 Submissions:
– Online entry required
– ONE ENTRY per member, You must be an active member when you enter. Renew here:
– 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

Deadline for Entry: June 29th, 2021 8 pm.  Registration is closed for this show as it is past the deadline. 

Artwork Receiving:
Thursday July 1, from 4:00 pm -6:00 pm
Volunteers who can stay and help hang the show will be greatly appreciated!

Pick up:
Saturday, August 7, 2021, from 10:00 am -12:00 pm 



Susan Clare – Chelmsford Art Society UK demo

Another fantastic demonstration from our sister art society in the UK. Susan Clare Painting My Garden in Jamaica Medinilla Archway. This is the last demo of the season for the Chelmsford Art Society in the UK and I very much appreciate their sharing their demonstrations.
Painting My Garden in Jamaica – ‘Medinilla Archway”

Graham Webber ROI IEA — oil painting demonstration

This oil painting demonstration is by Graham Webber from our sister Chelmsford Art Society in the UK. This was filmed in his garden studio at the end of April.

Enjoy,the link is:


Call to past 4th of July Art Show winners, we need pictures of your art

In place of our traditional 4th of July Art show this year, the CAS will be part of a virtual 4th of July program being produced by the CCA. The program will showcase past winners of the 4th of July Art Show. This video will be live streamed by the CCA and also shown on the Chelmsford Telemedia channel on the 4th of July. In order for this video to be successful, we need pictures of past winners’ art as soon as possible sent to
Please send a high-resolution picture of your art along with the following:

  • Artist name
  • Title of art piece
  • Year and category it won in
  • Medium
  • Feel free to add a copyright ID

Image File Size:
JPEG or PNG format
Images should be no larger than 500KB (total 3MB)
72 dpi is sufficient

Thank you in advance for helping the CAS participate in this virtual version of the 4th of July event. We are excited to be part of this endeavor and appreciate your cooperation to make this a success. If you have any questions, please contact me at