Madison Art Society President
Plein Air Painting
The Madison Art Society has an active plein air painting group that meets on Wednesday mornings throughout the summer and early fall. Due to the number of interested artists, please, it is only for MAS members and not for friends. For more information contact Jay Babina at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome new MAS members. One way to meet and get to know our members is to volunteer for the various shows, attend receptions and demonstrations or by participating in the weekly plein air painting sessions this summer. We are a very active art society, but to keep up the programs we need all of your help - perhaps only two hours a year - sitting an art show.
Let us know if you change your personal information and email address. We only have a few openings left before we max out our membership at 250 members. We will then add the interested artists to a waiting list or they can join as Friends of MAS but will not be able to exhibit. Our annual membership year is January to December.
Sunday, May 20, 2012 – Pastel Demonstration by Clayton Buchanan, well known pastelist, at the Scranton Memorial Library at 1:30 p.m.
Clayton Buchanan studied Impressionist Painting with Henry Hensche, Provincetown, MA; Figure/Portrait Painting with William Draper, Art Students League, NY; Painting/Graphic Arts, Memphis Academy of Art, TN. He worked in graphic arts for 30 years, and now paints full time. His studio is in Newburgh, NY. Memberships include; Connecticut Pastel Society; Guild of Boston Artists; Kent Art Association, CT; Orange County Art Federation, NY. He now works exclusively in the pastel medium.
Sunday, June 3, 2012 – oil painting demonstration by David Lussier, En Plein air Artist, at 2:15 pm at the Memorial Town Hall near the Madison Green on the top flloor.
David A. Lussier is a plein air painter whose landscapes of sparkling autumn hillsides, muted spring days of melting snow or fishing boats under a hazy summer sky convey his passion for New England and for fine art. He has dedicated himself not only to his profession, but also to being a steward for the landscape that is his inspiration and to sharing his love for his craft with others. He has won numerous awards and accolades for his work as a fine artist.
David was trained as a commercial illustrator, but discovered his passion when he tried painting outdoors. It was then that he came to the full realization that God intended for him to be a landscape painter. Only by painting en plein air can he react to the ever-changing, energy-charged world of nature with a spirit and spontaneity unobtainable in the studio. Lussier is a true believer that less is more in painting and the brushstroke is an artwork's essence.
Additional demonstration will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2012. To be announced. Also, Anne Heywood , pastelist, will present a shared demonstration for the Clinton Art Society and the Madison Art Society on Sunday, October 14th at 1:30 p.m. at the Scranton Memorial Library.
July 27 and 28 — Annual Scranton Library Memorial Art Exhibition, $25 fee, 10% donation to the library on works sold, tents provided. Contact Seymour Page, 203-245-7280, email@example.com We have filled all existing spots. Waiting list only.
August 11 — Madison Arts and Antiques Fair, no entry fee, 10% donation of sales to Madison Exchange Club. Contact Bev Schirmeier, 860-399-6116, Bschirmeier@yahoo.com
October 13 — Bauer Farm Harvest Festival, exhibition of MAS plein air painters’ scenes of the farm and plein air painting, no entry fee or donations. Contact Bev Schirmeier, 860-399-6116, Bschirmeir@yahoo.com
Lisa Defilippo, a figurative and portrait artist has studied at Paier Art College and Lyme Art Association. She currently been working with master painter Steven Assael in his NY studio.Si nce she was a young girl she has always been fascinated by the figure, starting her career as a fashion illustrator. She is an award winning member of the Madison, Guilford and Clinton Art Societies and shows regularly at the Lyme Art Association. She does portrait work on a commission basis. She makes her home in Madison and New York City.
More of her work can be found at her website http://www.lisadefilippo.com/
Please let us know what you are doing - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandy Kensler has a new show of her art work at the Wood Memorial Library and Museum in South Windsor, CT from April 15 – May 15.
Beverly Schirmeier’s pastel and oil paintings will be on display throughout at Peoples Bank, Madison, in May and June..
Daniels Dahlstrom will show his oil paintings at the Voila Gallery in Wickford RI and at Lemon n'Lyme, Halls Road, Old Lyme. He has an opening at Lemon and Lyme this weekend - May 5th.
Linda Loen and Marge Casey have an art show of their work at Simply Pearls at the Waters Edge Resort store in Westbrook, Ct.
Denise Casey, Robert Langer, Gloria Nilsson, Susan Burnham, and John Tubb have their paintings on view at Malone’s Coffee House in Clinton in May.
Phylis Bevington Artist of the Month at the Old Saybrook Estuary Center.
Maple and Main in Chester has an art show that includes several of our members and they offer art classes.