|"Fog off Mount Desert Island", Frederic Edwin Church, 1850|
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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
. 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.
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
Posted by Paula at 12:41 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015
The Madison Art Society will host it's 40th annual members show and sale . 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.
|"Community Garden" by Maryanne Rupp, pastel|
, at , 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.
Contact: Bev Shirmeier 860-399-6116
Posted by Paula at 6:47 PM
Friday, January 02, 2015
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.
|"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.
|"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
Posted by Paula at 5:42 PM
Friday, October 17, 2014
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 and continuing until the end of the year. The show is open to the public and can be viewed during normal business hours.
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 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.
Posted by Paula at 8:45 PM
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
An art show featuring works by members of the Board of Directors of the Madison Art Society will be held 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
Posted by Paula at 5:01 PM
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
The Madison Art Society will present an acrylic painting demo by New Haven artist Lenny Moskowitz on
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 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|
The demonstration is open to the public.
Contact: Beverly Shirmeier 860-399-6116
Posted by Paula at 8:37 AM
Monday, September 01, 2014
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 paints en plein air in her hometown of Durham and along the Connecticut shoreline. She also finds
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.
|oil on canvas by Gail Reen|
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
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.
|Summer Awaits by Faye Mylen, oil on aluminum|
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.
Contact information: Beverley Schirmeier 860-399-6116
Posted by Paula at 4:57 PM