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

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Lenny Moskowitz Acrylic Painting demo sponsored by Madison Art Society

The Madison Art Society will present an acrylic painting demo by New Haven artist Lenny Moskowitz on October 2 at 6:30 PM.  The demonstration will take place on the second floor of Memorial Town Hall on the Madison Green, Madison, CT.  Mr. Moskowitz is a professor of art at Quinnipiac College and participates in numerous
March by Lenny Moskowitz, acrylic
group and solo shows.  He also teaches at community centers including The Guilford Art Center.  He sees art as a self portrait and his response to life.  The movement of line and brushwork expresses his gaze's touch.  He feels a good painting is as much observed into existence as it is painted into existence.

The demonstration is open to the public.

Contact: Beverly Shirmeier 860-399-6116

Monday, September 01, 2014

Madison Town Hall artists for September and October

The Madison Art Society presents the artwork of Durham artist Gail Reen and Clinton artist Faye Mylen.  Their beautiful paintings will be on display throughout the months of September and October at the Madison Town Hall, 8 Campus Drive, Madison.  The exhibit is open to the public and can be viewed during regular business hours.

Gail Reen
Gail Reen paints en plein air in her hometown of Durham and along the Connecticut shoreline.  She also finds
oil on canvas by Gail Reen
inspiration in Belgrade, Maine and on her visits to Scotland and Switzerland.  Gail holds a B.S. and M.S. in art education from SCSU and has continued her studies in art with Joan Downey, Lou Bonamarte and R. W. Wells.

Faye Mylen
Faye Mylen is a landscape painter who loves to explore ways to bring abstract qualities to representational art, while capturing a taste of the mood and ambiance. She finds nature's raw beauty to be the best inspiration for her work.
Faye describes her entry into the world of art as one of great resistance, as she never wanted to be a painter. However, she found herself
Summer Awaits by Faye Mylen, oil on aluminum
becoming preoccupied with an internal pull to paint, which she chose to ignore. After this preoccupation became stronger and harder to ignore, she decided to grab a brush and put some paint on a canvas. Today she is so thankful that she did, as painting has become such an integral part of her life.
Faye paints mainly in oils prefers panels or aluminum for their smooth surface. She has studied painting, both abroad and locally. Most recently she has studied at Silvermine Arts Center as well as at Lyme Art Association. She is a member of the Clinton Art Association and Madison Art Association and has shown her work in juried art shows throughout Connecticut. She is currently represented by Maple and Main Gallery of Fine Art in Chester, Connecticut.
You can find Faye online at or at

Contact information: Beverley Schirmeier 860-399-6116

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Watercolor Demonstration by Mike Eagle

The Madison Art Society is pleased to present a watercolor demonstration by award winning artist Mike Eagle.  The demonstration, focusing on techniques for transparent watercolor landscapes, will take place at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of Memorial Hall, 8 Meetinghouse Lane, Madison (by the Green).  The public is invited.

A resident of Old Saybrook, Mike Eagle enjoyed a long career as an illustrator.  A member of The Society of Illustrators since 1970, he created assignments for many clients; including Houghton-Mifflin, Sports Illustrated, Reader's Digest and General Electric. In recent years he executed mural art for The Mystic Seaport, The Nautilus Museum and The Connecticut River Museum.

Although his demonstration will feature the landscape, Mike will bring examples of past illustration art and will be available for questions before, during and after the demo.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Madison Town Hall Artists for the months of July and August

Artists Linda Loen and Suzanne Burnham will be exhibiting their artwork at the Madison Town Hall during the months of July and August.  Their beautiful work is viewable during regular business hours at 8 Campus Road in Madison

An artist and naturalist, Suzanne has focused her talents on animal portraiture and the depiction of animals in their natural setting.    Her hands-on experience at veterinary hospitals and travels to Africa and Asia have given her special insights that lend a tenderness and strength that is reflected in her work and is unique in the contemporary art world. Her sensitive style of pen and ink and multi-media bring authority to each of her renderings. 
Suzanne Burnham:  Grazie Allen, mixed media

Her portraits appear in many exhibitions including Guilford, Essex, Madison, Clinton and currently at the Lyme Art Association as well  as community centers, banks, town halls and many others.

Linda's careful use of color and value is evident in her peaceful, yet dramatic landscapes. Her passion for light and reflections is obvious in her stunning still life work. Linda has been painting for 13 years and her medium of choice is oils.   Her landscapes reflect the richness and uniqueness of the Guilford countryside and the sights she sees in her world travels.  Her work was most recently seen at Simply Pearls Gallery, where she was the Guest artist in April.  
Linda Loen: Three Little Pears, oil

Linda is an associate Artist of the Madison Art Society and a member of the Clinton Art Society and the Guilford Art League.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Madison Art Society.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Madison Art Society - Annual Scranton Memorial Library Festival of the Arts Outdoor Art Exhibition

Come Out and Love Your Local - Artists
The Madison Art Society is holding their Annual Scranton Memorial Library- Festival of the Arts, Outdoor Art Exhibition, again this year on Friday, July 25 and on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. The art show will be located under two large tents located on 26 Wall Street in Madison just behind the library and diagonally across from the Madison Post Office. It is a great opportunity for the public to view the paintings by 15 of our local artists and to support the Scranton Memorial Library with the sales from their paintings. The MAS artists donate 10% of the proceeds from the sale of their paintings to the library.

Artists that will be displaying their paintings are as follows: Terry Bogan,  Marge Casey, John Copelin, Betsey Evarts, Diane Gorrick, Bill Hosking, Jacqueline Jones, Sandra Kensler, Joan McPherson, Seymour Page, Maude Schmidt, Lorene Sholl, and Cheri Weymann. Additional artists will be attending.

Since this year's art show will be held during the Madison Sidewalk Sales, artists will have their own sales bin opportunities too. Questions can be directed to the art show coordinators, Seymour Page or John Copelin. Seymour Page 203-245-7280 and John Coplein is 203- 245-0404

Photograph: (B. Schirmeier) - Love Your Local - Artists., John Copelin is the co-chair of the event and one of 15 artists that will be displaying their art work at the Madison Art Society Annual Scranton Memorial Outdoor Art Exhibition