Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Call for Artis's

Madison Art Society 40th Annual Juried Show 

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Madison Town Hall Artists for March and April

During March and April, two Madison artists, Linda Beagle and Catherine Cucurullo will be exhibiting their artwork at the Madison Town Hall, 8 Campus Drive, Madison, CT.  The exhibit is open to the public and can be viewed during regular business hours.

Linda Beagle
Endless Waves by Linda Beagle, oil

Linda Beagle, a long time resident of Madison, started painting after receiving a paint by number set when she was a child.  When the painting was done, there was paint left over and so started a love affair with drawing and painting.  Eventually she went to Southern University to become an art education major.  Although finances prevented her from finishing college, she continued to pursue her hobby and became an artist member of the Clinton and Madison art societies until going back to work full time. Now retired, she again has started painting and displaying her work.  She is currently a member of the Clinton, Madison, and Guilford Art Leagues and enjoys getting together with other seniors who, like her, have time to express themselves.

Roses by Catherine Cucurullo, watercolor
Catherine Cucurullo

Catherine Cucurullo is thrilled to be showing some of her work at the Town Campus in Madison. She joined the Madison Art Society shortly after moving to town from Westchester County, NY five years ago. Catherine adores being involved and feels that she has learned so much from her colleagues and friends in the Wednesday morning watercolor group. She loves watercolor for the challenge and the effect it has when applying certain transparent color on color, along with the variety of ways to apply the chroma onto paper. 
Born and raised in Scotland, Catherine moved to the U.S. over fifty years ago where she met her husband Albert and has three fantastic children - Brian, Heather and Robyn.  In addition to watercolor, Catherine loves to play tennis and spend time with her two grandsons David and Jamie.

Contact info: Beverley Schirmeier 860-399-6116

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Madison Art Society Presents "Painters of Seascapes"

The Madison Art Society is pleased to host a lecture on "Painters of Seascapes"
Fred Biamonte will present a lecture focusing on paintings of the east coast of he United States from the middle of the 19th century through the beginning of the 20th century.  He will talk about the lives and paintings of Fitz Henry Lane, Frederic Edwin Church, William Trost Richards, Winslow Homer and Robert Henri. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 6:30 PM.  The event coincides with the 40th Annual members Exhibit and Sale. Both the lecture and the show are in the community room of the Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT.  The public is invited to attend.
"Fog off Mount Desert Island", Frederic Edwin Church, 1850

Mr. Biamonte is an educator at the New Britain Museum of American Art and a member of the arts council in branford.  He has given talks on more than 35 American and European artists.  He previously was a professor of Organization Behavior in the graduate school at Pace University.

Contact: Beverley Shirmeier 860-399-6116

Friday, January 16, 2015

Madison Art Society 40th Annual Members Show and Sale February 1-27, 2015

The Madison Art Society will host it's 40th annual members show and sale February 1-27, 2015.  The exhibit, on view on both floors of the Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, is open during regular library hours.  Celebrating the works of over 100 artists, working in a variety of mediums, the show offers visitors and collectors a rich viewing experience. The 250 members of the Madison Art Society are dedicated to promoting art throughout the shoreline.  The society offers members a variety of exhibition opportunities, hosts demonstrations and lectures that are open to the public, operates an active plein air painting group in the warmer months and an indoor studio in the winter.  As a vital member of the community, the society appreciates the hospitality of the library and contributes 10%  of the show’s sales to the library.

In conjunction with the show, several special events are planned.  The public is welcome at all events.

Thursday, February 5 from 5-7 p.m. will be the opening reception in the community room of the library.  During the reception visitors can vote for the popular artist award.  
"Community Garden" by Maryanne Rupp, pastel

 Wednesday, February 18th, at 6:30 p.m.,  MAS will host a lecture on "Painters of Seascapes."  The lecturer, Fred Biamonte will talk about the lives of Fitz Henry Lane, Federic Church, William Trost Richards, Winslow Homer and Robert Henri. The focus of the lecture will be on paintings of the East Coast from the middle of the 19th century through the beginning of the 20th century.

Sunday, February 22 at 1:30 p.m. MAS will host a critique of selected works in the members' show.  This year's critique will be conducted by watercolorist Mike Eagle.  The critique is a great learning opportunity for artists and non artists to hear the advice of a professional and well
respected artist.

Contact:  Bev Shirmeier 860-399-6116

Friday, January 02, 2015

Madison Town Hall Artists for Jan/Feb are Judith Gay and Rosemary Serfilippi

The Madison Art Society is happy to present the work of Clinton artist Judith Gay and Northford artist Rosemary Serfilippi.  Their beautiful watercolors and oils are on exhibit at the Madison Town Hall, 8 Campus Road in Madison, CT during the months of January and February.  The show is open to the public and can be viewed during normal business hours. 

Judith Gay
"Road Less Taken" by Judith Gay, watercolor
Judith Gay is a local artist, residing in Clinton. As her mother was an accomplished painter, Judith was exposed to this craft at an early age. During her early adulthood, she painted mostly portraits using pastels. Judith chose a career in school psychology which left her little time to practice her art. After retiring six years ago, she renewed her interest in painting, but this time with watercolors. “I love the translucency, spontaneity and portability of watercolor, which make it perfect for plein air painting. I also love those “happy accidents” that occur when one color bleeds into another. Watercolor always maintains some mystery to me because you don’t always know how one color will react with another or for that matter, the paper.” Judith belongs to the Madison Art Society and the Connecticut Shoreline Artists plein air group. Her work has been accepted in the Madison Art Society’s juried shows at which she won an award. She has painted with David Dewey, Alvaro Castagnet, Tony Couch, Ted Nuttal and John Salminen. 

Rosemary Serfilippi

"Buddy" by Rosemary Serfilippi, oil

Rosemary Serfilippi, a Northford artist, has had a lifetime interest in art. After retiring from teaching and interior decorating, Rosemary has had the time to pursue her interest.  Painting in oils, she draws on her experience teaching literature and working as a Master gardener and interior decorator for her subject matter.  Her cats also frequently provide inspiration.  "Cats seem to constantly 'pose' assuming that I'll want to paint them again and again- and they are right."  Winner of numerous prizes in local exhibits, Rosemary is a member of the North Haven Art Guild, the North Branford Art Club, the Guildford Art League and the Madison Art Society.  She currently serves as Historian and Membership chair of the Hamden Art League.  She has studied with Mark Massaro, John Massimino, Lou Bonamarte and Terry Oaks-Bourret.

Contact info:  Beverley Shirmeier 860-399-6116

Friday, October 17, 2014

Madison Town Hall Artists - Dianne Coyle and Joanne McCarty

The Madison Art Society presents the work of Clinton artist Joanne McCarty and Madison artist Dianne Coyle.  The artwork of these award winning artists will be on exhibit at the Madison Town Hall, 8 Campus Drive, Madison, CT beginning November 3, 2014 and continuing until the end of the year.  The show is open to the public and can be viewed during normal business hours.
Joanne McCarty
Grassy Island, Watercolor
A watercolorist and pastelist, Joanne McCarty has received many awards locally and statewide.  She paints and exhibits both along the shoreline and in the Caribbean.  She is a member of the Clinton Art Society, the Guilford Art League, Essex Art Association, Madison Art Society and Lyme Art Association.  Her work is in collections throughout the world
Dianne Coyle
Orange Deconstructed, Oil
Dianne began painting 12 years ago when her husband insisted she could paint, but she wasn't so sure. Over the years she has done landscape and still life paintings, but more recently has exhibited great talent in portraits.  Her 20 portrait series of the people of Haiti was exhibited at the Clare Gallery, Hartford, in 2013 and will be exhibited in March 2015 at Hospice in Branford. A large number of her works are in a private collection in Colorado.  Most recently her works have been seen in juried art shows in the area and in 2013 she won an award for her first painting in the Faces of Haiti series.  She is a member of the Guilford Art League and the Madison Art Society.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Board of Directors of Madison Art Society to hold Show

An art show featuring works by members of the Board of Directors of the Madison Art Society will be held October 4 - Nov 1 at the Scranton Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison.  The exhibit will be in the Community Room downstairs in the library.  The works, in a variety of media, including sculpture, highlight the diversity of interests and artistic approaches among the board members and makes for interesting viewing. 
"Haze Burn off on the Trail" by Beverly Schirmeier, oil on panel

"Petals Crossed" by Beth Wardwell, oil on canvas
In conjunction with the exhibit downstairs members of MAS plein air painting group will be showing paintings created on September 6th as part of a  Shoreline Greenway Trails event.  15 artists captured individual views from the trail at Hammonasset and were on hand to answer questions from the hikers who walked the trail that day. A portion of sales from the plein air exhibit will benefit the trail.  The  Greenway trail works will be hung in the gallery over the computers.

Contact info:  Beverly Shirmeier 860-399-6116