Close this search box.

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!



September Meeting

September meeting will be an Artist Social,  MEET & MINGLE! We welcome all artists, art lovers, members, & non-members to this celebration!
It will be at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, in the Café on the first floor.
Date: Thursday, September 28, 7-9pm
Refreshments will be served!

2023 Scholarship Winner
Flow Caron

Jaelyn “Flow” Caron is the 2023 winner of the Shirley Lavoie Memorial Art Society. Flow was a student at Lowell High School and she will be studying art at Massachusetts College of Art and Design for the Fall 2023 semester.

During Flow’s time at Lowell High School she joined an after school art club to draw and make friends. This year her school started the National Art Honor Society and she volunteered over 60 hours of her time for this club during the school year. She also took an early college course in Graphic Design to better prepare herself of art school.

Her dream is to one day be able to run her own animated show with her own characters. Art has always had such an amazing impact of her life and she has found it can tell stories without words. The Chelmsford Art Society wishes her the best in the pursuit of her art dream.


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:

And of course check out Sylvia’s artist page:


4th July Art Festival Reception July 1, 2023


The 4th July Art Festival Reception will be occur on July 1, 2023. It will be held at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts in the auditorium on the 2nd floor. The CCA building is fully accessible with an elevator to carry guests to all levels, parking can be found in the rear of the building.

4:00 PM doors will open for viewing of the art

5:00 PM reception with light snack food

6:00 PM Awards



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

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

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

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.

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.


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.

*There will be no payment accepted at drop off*

Pick a selection


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 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.


53rd Annual Chelmsford Art Society 4th of July Festival Schedule

Arts Festival & Independence Day Schedule

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

Sunday July 2nd
5pm – 8pm Art Shows Open to the Public
Chelmsford Center for the Arts
6 – 8pm Free Concert “Xtine and the Intents” & Food Trucks

Monday July 3rd
4 – 9pm Art Shows Open to the Public
Chelmsford Center for the Arts
5 – 8pm Kiddie Train Rides
5 – 9pm Country Fair
7 – 8:30pm Chelmsford Community Band Concert

Tuesday July 4th ~ Independence Day!
8:30am Flag Raising
8am – noon Country Fair
8:30am ~ 1pm Art Shows Open to the Public
Chelmsford Center for the Arts
9:30am John Carson Road Race
10am Independence Day Parade
11:30am ~ Best in Show Award & Raffle Winners announced!


Nan Quintin & Ester Donlon
Watercolor Artist News

Nan Quintin and Esther Donlon each have paintings accepted into two upcoming Exhibits!
Annual Academic Artists Association Exhibit
To be held in Vernon, CT May 21 – June 18, 2023 (Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike).
Nan Quintin, “Falling Apart” (watercolor)
Esther Donlon, “White Stargazer” (watercolor)
Opening Reception will be on May 21, 1-4:00.

This organization was started in 1949 in response to the developing trend in the art world away from representational work. Each year, the association sponsors an exhibit “representing the finest of realism in art.” This year, out of 130 artists, two entries each, only 74 pieces of artwork were chosen.

Rhode Island Watercolor Society’s Annual National Watermedia Show

To be held in Pawtucket RI, May 13 (Opening 1-3:00) to June 23, 2023 (831 Armistice Blvd).


Nan Quintin, “Shelved” (watercolor) This painting, “Shelved”, depicts one of Nan’s father’s old Jeep pickup trucks (a 1953 model) – it’s in storage and is being used as shelving for all sorts of things. It won an Honorable Mention at this show.

Esther Donlon, “Tropical Hibiscus” (watercolor)

Out of 214 submissions, only 71 paintings were accepted.


Helen Moriarty Memorial

Helen Moriarty, a longtime member of the Chelmsford Art Society passed away peacefully on Mother’s Day May 14, 2023. She will be remembered for her many contributions to the CAS. Helen held the following positions on the CAS Board of Directors: President, Programs Coordinator, and / Publicity Coordinator. During her years of service she was twice winner of the Founder’s Award (1995-1996 and 2013-2014).
Helen was a graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Education. She continued her education attaining a Master’s in Art from Boston University and from Northeastern University. Prior to her retirement, Helen was an Elementary School Teacher for the City of Lowell Public Schools for over 40 years.

You can see Helen’s love of art and her desire to inform others about it in her role of Program Coordinator. Helen brought professional artist demonstrators to the CAS monthly meetings to provide our members and guests with valuable information on a variety of painting and other artwork techniques. Helen also introduced the community to numerous artists and their various talents as she filmed the Chelmsford Art Society’s demonstrations, and they were then viewed by many on Chelmsford local television stations.

Helen’s wisdom and creative output were a large part of our July 4th events as she organized its many aspects, and was always happy to contribute wherever needed – from decorating for the event to selling tickets for our fundraising raffles.

We are grateful for her many years of service to the Chelmsford Art Society. Thank you Helen!


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