The Madison Art Society is dedicated to the promotion of the arts throughtout the Connecticut shoreline. MAS sponsors an annual members show, a juried show and numerous other exhibiting opportunities for artists. We bring to the community a lecture/demo series featuring well known artists as well as studio,portrait and plein air painting groups throughout the year. For more information about MAS or a membership application contact Maude Schmidt Membership Chairperson email@example.com
Friday, December 30, 2011
MAS NEWS Jan. 2012 & Members Show Prospectus
Wishing all of you a very
Happy New Year 2012! If you are creating goals for the next year, plan
on taking creative time for yourself and renewing your Madison Art Society dues
if you have not done it already. We have great plans in store for you and we
have kept the dues at $25. The address is MAS, P.O. Box 1383, Madison, Ct
06443. If you have questions, contact our membership chairperson, Maude Schmidt at 203 -
245-0807 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
include your name, address, phone, email and in what capacity you would be
willing to volunteer during the year.
Remember that it is time to
take down for the Elected Artist Small Works Art Show on Tuesday, January 3,
2012 from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Thanks to Sara Nebel for coordinating the event again
this year. If you want to exhibit your work at the Madison, Peoples Bank,
Who said that Feburary is a boring month has not seen our schedule. You may want to
look at it closely when you are planning your Florida vacations. Receiving for our 37th Annual Member Show is
Saturday, January 28, 2012 from
9:30 a.m. until noon. Remember the art needs to be appropriate to be seen
by the young children and families that use the Scranton Memorial Library
Community Room.. The size limit is a 36 inches (max) in any direction (framed)
and you must be a current 2012 member with dues paid in full (you can pay that
day at Receiving). Pat Barone, Paula Emery and Stuart Lerner are our
co-chairpersons for the event. The reception is Tuesday January 31 from 6:15 - 8 :15 p.m. and our Critique will be conducted
well known water-colorist and oil painting artist, Lou Bonamarte, which is
scheduled on Sunday, February 12, at 1:30 p.m at the Scranton Memorial
Library. On Wednesday, February 22, 2012, New Britain Museum of Fine Art educator,
Frank Biamonte, will be giving a slide lecture on the Art of Winslow Homer
starting at 6:30 pm. We are honored to
announce a special watercolor demonstration by internationally known artist and
author, Charles Reid, which is scheduled for Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 2:15 at the Old Memorial Hall located on
Route One in Madison. we will be requesting a minimum donation of $5 for this
demonstration to offset costs. We have just purchased an overhead mirror to improve our
demonstrations so they can be seen from the
Patricia Seakamp is the
coordinator for the Madison Town Hall. Sara Nebel and Nancy Armstrong will be
exhibiting their art work in January and February.
Please let me know if you will be exhibiting your art in a special gallery
or show so we can share it with our members . We like to support each other
throughout the year. A special thanks to Jan Blencowe for keeping our website
current and Jay Babina who coordinates our newspaper, the MAS
We have one of the two
co-chairs needed for our Juried Show,
Marge Casey and we need another one ASAP. Please contact me at email@example.com if you are
willing to volunteer. It is important
that I hear from someone ASAP. I will
be more than happy to assist you and
provide the procedures that have been written for each sub chair and the team activities.
The co-chairs will be seeking members needed to put on a show of this magnitude.
Receiving for the Juried Show is Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. until noon
with a Reception on Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm Plein air oil
painter, David Lussier, will be our juror and he will also be doing a demonstration for us on Sunday
June, 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm at the Old
Memorial Town Hall in Madison. We will have a pastel lecture demonstration
planned on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at the Scranton Memorial Library by well known
pastelist, Clayton Buchanon.
Winter Studio is completely filled and it
will start on Monday, January 9, 2012. Beth Wardwell has additional
demonstrations scheduled for the summer, plein air painting will start again in
the summer, and outdoor art events will
be offered to our artists. I hope you re-join for 2012 and that I will see all
of you at these events.
President of the
Member Exhibition and Sale
January 28 –
February 25, 2012 - E.C. Scranton Memorial Library
MAS artists & associates in good
standing can enter ONE piece of original artwork.
Unpaid dues may be paid during receiving hours. For questions
about dues call Maude
Schmidt at 203-245-0807. Select art work appropriate to be seen
by young children.
Saturday, January 28, 2012, 9:30 a.m.–12 noon
Saturday, January 28, 2012, 1- 4 p.m.
$10.00 entry fee. MAS also encourages a 10% voluntary donation to
the library on sold
Tuesday, January 31 from
6:15 - 8:15p.m.
E. C. Scranton Library, Sunday, February 12, 2012, 1:30 - 4 p.m.
- Lou Bonamarte
Winslow Homer, Wednesday Febraury 15, 2012 - Fred Biamonte at 6:30 pm
Watercolor Demonstration - Charles Reid, Sunday, Febraury 26 at
2:15 pm at Old Memorial Hall
Friday, February 24, 3
-5 p.m. & Saturday, February 25, 9 a.m.- 12 noon
Please mark your calendars and pick up your art work on time.
does not have storage space. MAS and the library will not be
art work left behind.
works in all media (no photography or computer-generated art). No works done
the guidance of an instructor are eligible. Work must be signed,
priced, and framed with screw eyes and wire attached.
“Gallery wrap” canvas without frame will be accepted (if sides
are painted as part of the painting). “Not for Sale” works
will be accepted. Sculpture must be steady and accompanied by a
safe, free-standing pedestal. Two-dimensional entries
cannot exceed 36 inches in length or width, including the frame.
Work cannot have been shown in any previous Scranton
The Madison Art Society reserves the right to remove or decline
any submitted work for any reason at any time including
inappropriate material. MAS decisions are final. Artwork should
be appropriate and sensitive to a venue used by young
children and families. Submission of work and payment of entry
fee does not in any way constitute a guarantee of
acceptance of any work submitted.
Identification label (provided below) should be affixed to the
lower left of the piece facing out, visible below the