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MAS Updates February 2021
MAS Updates February 2021 MAS is saddened by the passing of Betsy Haigis, one of the founding members of the Madison Art Society. Betsy was an award winning watercolorist, volunteer and friend, and she left her impact not only on MAS but on the art community along the entire shoreline. MAS sends condolences to her family. Betsy will be missed. May she paint heaven with her beautiful brushwork. Betsy Haigis, Ogunquit Celebration, watercolor Please remember to pay your 2021 MAS Membership dues ($25) so that you can enjoy all of the benefits that MAS has to offer. Mail your check ...
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Recent Madison Art Society Exhibitions

2020 Madison Art Society Elected Artist Show

Congratulations to the Recipients of Madison Art Society 45th Elected Artist Show Awards


Sandy Wakeen – Juror


First Place

Gail Ingis

Grasses in the Marsh


12 x 12

Second Place

Jeanette Delmore

Forever and Always With You


16 x 10.5

Third Place

Muci Clemens

Saving a Seat for You


20 x 20


I based my selection first on originality of the piece and then the execution of the idea. 
First Place caught my attention immediately because of the strength of the colors and values, the more I studied the painting the more I loved and  found beautiful passages from the darting yellow grasses to the distant reeds on the left of the image. The whimsical notationations left much for the viewers imagination to explore. 
Second Place was delicately and freshly executed. I found this piece to be sensitive to the medium and to the subject matter. Jeanette ‘s selection of what to leave out made this a very desirable piece in it’s abstraction.
Third Place  I just love the feeling in this piece, the story telling aspect and near to my heart, the “light” as it danced around the painting. This painting exudes love of subject and light. The colors were well balanced and showed much understanding of where to place them. 
Sandy Wakeen

Sandra Wakeen, nationally and internationally renowned painter and teacher, has pursued a lifelong devotion to her art.

Following a family tradition of three generations of artists, Sandra began her studies at Paier School of Art, graduating with honors in 1978. Beginning as an illustrator and portrait artist, she continued her studies in Europe, at Studio Escalier in France with Tony Ryder, Ted Seth Jacobs, and in Italy at Florence Academy Studio of Fine Art. Her studies include Forensic Facial Reconstruction with Betty Pat Gatliff at Scottsdale Artists School and sculpture with Lincoln Fox.

Sandra has been honored with numerous awards and recognition from esteemed national art organizations for her contemporary realism paintings. She has been juried into the Oil Painters of America Inaugural Salon Show, and featured in Fine Connoisseur Magazine still life issue. Recently Sandra has been accepted Oil Painters of America National Exhibition and Art Renewal Center Annual Salon show for three consecutive years and the The Salmagundi Club NY.

When not painting, Sandra enjoys the privilege of teaching and mentoring aspiring artists. She is passionate about cultivating the arts at home and abroad. Sandra helped create an artists cultural exchange in Florence, Italy for American and Italian artists to study and learn from each other.

Sandra has served on the Board of Directors for the Lyme Art Association, Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists. Sandra is also a founding member of Wethersfield Academy for the Arts where she has served as President and Atelier Director. She created and taught Connecticut’s first formal Atelier program.

Sandra’s work presently resides in the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Florence Griswold Museum, and the FFAST Museum in Fiesole, Italy. She was included in Academic Artists 60t​ h Anniversary Exhibition at the Springfield Art Museum. Her work can be seen in galleries throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island and Massachusetts.


Madison Art Society 45th Annual Member Show


Congratulations to the five winners of the Popular Award for the 45th annual Member Show of the Madison Art Society!


“Morning Frost”, Deborah Greco

Oil on canvas, 24 x 24


“Solstice”, Mike Eagle



“The Brass”, Linda McCarthy



“Le Maestro “, Barbara Rossitto



“Green Spring”, Amy Fissell


About MAS

MAS is dedicated to the promotion of the arts throughtout the Connecticut shoreline. 

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Artists in the News

Town Hall Artist Series information and other MAS Artists’ shows.

MAS  Events

The Art of America: How Great American Artists Revealed A New Country and Its People - "Colonial America and the Art of the West" - Part 1 on YouTube

The Art of America: How Great American Artists Revealed A New Country and Its People – “Colonial America and the Art of the West” – Part 1 on YouTube

Madison Art Society Invites You to Part 1 of a 4-Part Art Lecture Series via Zoom, presented by Bob Potter “Colonial America and the Art of the West” Click ...
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YouTube Demo by Alan James

YouTube Demo by Alan James

To watch the video on YouTube, click here. Amalfi Coast On Friday, June 5, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Alan James, a highly respected award winning watercolor artist and teacher, ...
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To view the demo, click here. Dear Friends of the Arts, On Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Diane Brown will give a Zoom Oil/Cold ...
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Classes & Classifieds

Items for Sale, Classes and Workshops.

MAS Artists’ Gallery

View a selection of MAS Featured Artists work and link to their websites.

Sally Brown
“Blue and Green”

Richard Christofferson
“Cockaponset Remembered”

Robert T. Dietz
“Rolling In”

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