Monday, February 08, 2016

Winners of the Popular Vote award and the Critic's Choice Award announced at Madison Art Society Members' Show



The Madison Art Society held their opening reception for their Members' Show on February 7, 2016.  Those in attendance voted for their favorite artwork among the 113 works exhibited.  The winner of the Popular Choice
Hilary Griffin, Popular Choice Award winner
Award is Hilary Griffin for her watercolor entitled Climb High.  Her award was generously funded by Lenny and Joe's.  Susan Powell of Susan Powell Fine Art, a gallery in Madison chose the Critic's Award.  This year's recipient is Mike Eagle for his watercolor painting entitled August 17th. Both award winning works will be on display  as part of the Members' show at the Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road until February 26.

In conjunction with the exhibit the society will be offering a critique of
Mike Eagle, Critic's Choice award winner
selected works in the show by award winner Mike Eagle.  The critique will be held in the community room of the library on Sunday, February 21 from 1:30 - 3:30.  The critique is a excellent opportunity for artists and viewers to hear a professional artist review works and offer suggestions for improvement.  The public is 
welcome to attend.

Contact information: Beverly Schirmeier 860-399-6116

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Art Lecture by Joy Pepe "From Madonna and Child to Mother and Child"



Wednesday February 17, 2016 - 6:30 p.m.

Scranton Memorial Library 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

The Madison Art Society will present an art history lecture by the popular speaker and professor Joy Pepe. 
Joy Pepe
Her topic "From Madonna and Child to Mother and Child" will examine the origins and development of the holy figures of the Madonna and Child in Western imagery and their secularization into mother and child imagery in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. 
Madonna and Child by Masaccio

Joy Pepe is professor emerita of the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and is currently teaching Art History at Central Connecticut State University and a Museum and Exhibition Practices course at the University of Hartford.

The lecture is presented in conjunction with the Madison Art Society Members' Show on exhibition at the Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT.  The works in the show can be viewed both upstairs over the computers and downstairs in the community room.  The Members' show runs from February 1-26, 2016.

Contact information : Beverly Schirmeier 860-399-6116

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Madison Art Society Members' Show and Events


The Madison Art Society presents their annual Members' Show at the Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT from February 1-26, 2016.  The exhibit, showcasing work from the society's 250 eligible members, includes art in all fine art media; painting, drawing and sculpture.  

In conjunction with the show there are several events planned which are open to the public and free of charge. All events will be held at the Scranton Memorial Library.
Red Lily by Betsey Piner, oil on canvas

February 7, 2016:  Opening reception in the community room from 1:30 - 3:30  p.m.

February 17, 2016: Art Lecture by Joy Pepe, Madonna and Child, Universal Images in Art 6:30 p.m. in the community room

February 21: Critique of selected works in the exhibit by watercolorist Mike Eagle, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.Community room

The Madison Art Society is dedicated to the promotion of the arts along the shoreline.  The society offers artists outdoor painting experiences through their plein air painting group and indoor still life painting in winter studio.  The public is welcome at the 7 lectures and demonstrations offered throughout the year.  Members have many exhibition opportunities, both indoors and at outside summer venues.  The society is committed to supporting the community by offering education, contributing to the library and sponsoring a scholarship through The Shoreline Arts Alliance. For more information visit: http://madisonartsociety.blogspot.com/
Contact information:  Beverly Schirmeier 860-399-6116

Saturday, January 02, 2016

The Madison Art Society announces the Madison Town Hall Artists for January and February


The Madison Art Society is pleased to announce that Guilford painter Marge Casey and Madison sculptor Stewart Byron will be exhibiting their art work at the Madison Town Hall during the months of January and February.  The exhibit can be viewed at 8 Campus Drive, Madison, CT during regular business hours.

Stewart Byron
Stewart Byron, received a degree in art history from Southern Connecticut State University and also studied art at
Tyffany Brooke Dreams by Stewart Byron,
woodburning/assemblage
Paier College of Art and the University of Connecticut.  He is a member of the Clinton Art Society, the Guilford Art League, Madison Art Society and the Society of Connecticut Sculptors.  His art work has been exhibited in numerous juried art shows and has received awards from the Clinton Art Society and Guilford Art League.  His work has also been displayed at the Lockwood Matthews Museum in Norwalk and Bridgeport's P.T. Barnum Museum

Marge Casey
"Trees" by Joyce Kilmer is the inspiration for Marge Casey's exhibit.  The Connecticut shoreline; farms and parks offer the artist many opportunities
Fir Trees in Snow by Marge Casey, oil
for colorful subjects in every season.  The painting "Fir Trees in Snow Storm" was inspired by a walk during one of last year's snowstorms when the artist witnessed a neighbor digging out from the storm.  

Marge is a member of the Madison Art Society, serving as Vice President.  She is also an elected artist of the Guilford Art League and Clinton Art Society.  She can be contacted at 203-458-8555.  In addition to the show at Town Hall, Marge's work can been seen at Water's Edge, Westbrook during the months of February and March.

Contact information: Beverly Schirmeier 860-399-6116

Monday, November 02, 2015

The Madison Art Society announces the Town Hall Artists for November and December





Every two months the artwork gracing the walls of the Madison Town Hall changes.  The artists creating the work are always local and members of the Madison Art Society.  The exhibits are coordinated and hung by member Patricia Seekamp.  During the months of November and December work by Patricia and her husband William will be on display.  Their artwork, much of it capturing the beauty of the shoreline, can be viewed during normal business hours at the Madison Town Hall, 8 Campus Drive, Madison.

William Seekamp
William Seekamp seeks to capture the spirit that lives within the subjects he focuses upon.  HIs work is inspired by the sights that characterize the old towns, the salt marshes, the meadows and beaches that grace the New England shoreline.
Autumn Harmony by William Seekamp, oil

His work has appeared in juried exhibitions of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, The Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society, The Madison Art Society, The Guilford Art League, The Lyme Art Association, The Slater Memorial Museum, New Haven Paint and Clay Club, Mystic Art Association and the Clinton Art Society.

He is a graduate of Pratt Institute and holds a MFA from Fairfield University.

Patricia Seekamp

Patricia Seekamp is a Guilford artist who paints representational paintings in pastel of subjects she sees along the shoreline and throughout New England.
Boys in the Band by Patricia Seekamp, pastel

She is an Elected Member of the Lyme Art Association and a Signature  Member of the Connecticut Pastel Society.  She has achieved full Member status in the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art, the New Haven Paint and Clay Club, the Guilford Art League, the Madison Art Society and the Clinton Art Society.  She is currently serving on the board of the Madison Art Society.  Her paintings have won prizes in juried shows in Connecticut, Cape Cod and New Hampshire.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Madison Art Society Board of Directors' Show is dedicated to former board member Ellen Fyfe Fabian




The Madison Art Society Board of Directors' Show, opening on October 4, 2015 is dedicated to former board member Ellen Fyfe Fabian.  Ellen's creative spirit, artistic talents and dedication to her art continue to inspire members of the Madison Art Society.
Ellen Fyfe Fabian
Ellen was raised in Memphis, TN and was a graduate of the University of Mississippi.  She furthered her studies at the Art Students league in NY, The Creative Arts Workshop and Guilford Handcraft.  She exhibited widely in shoreline venues and also showed her work at the World Trade Center and The Art Factory in New York City. She was a member of the Clinton Art Society, The Guilford Art League and The Madison Art Society.

The exhibit, featuring works by members of the Board of Directors, can be viewed in the community room of the Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT.  The show will run through October 30, 2015

Contact information: Beverly Schirmeier 860-399-6116

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Madison Art Society Board of Director's Show


The Madison Art Society will hold its Board of Director's art show and sale at The Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT.  The exhibit, featuring works by local artists, can be viewed in the community room from October 4 - 25
Kindness of Strangers by Jay Babina

The Madison Art Society is dedicated to the promotion of the arts on the shoreline. 
The Ocean by Marge Casey
Its 250 members are active artists residing all over Connecticut. The society offers lectures, critiques and artist demonstrations throughout the year.  All presentations are open to the public. For more information:

Contact information:  Beverly Schirmeier 860-399-6116