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MAS announces,  with deep regret, that Don Trownsell passed away on May 14th. Don was a well known artist,  a  dedicated friend, and a strong supporter of the arts.   He belonged to most of our shoreline art organizations, including the Madison Art Society.   He joined on the   MAS BOD in 2006 and became Vice President  in 2007. He was a primary chair of fund raising for MAS’ Juried Shows and he could always be counted on to support the organization. Don will always hold a place of high regard and friendship within our community. He will be remembered with great affection. MAS sends condolences to his family and he wants them to know that he will be greatly missed.  

MAS Spring 2021 Updates
It is with deep regret that MAS announces that longtime MAS member and friend, Don Trownsell, passed away on May 14th. Don was a well- known artist, a dedicated friend, and a strong supporter of the arts. He belonged to most of our shoreline art organizations, including the Madison Art Society. He joined the MAS board of directors in 2006 and became Vice President in 2007. He was a primary chair of fund raising for MAS’ Juried Shows and he could always be counted on to support the organization. Don will always hold a place of high regard and ...
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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

Oil

12 x 12

Second Place

Jeanette Delmore

Forever and Always With You

Watercolor

16 x 10.5

Third Place

Muci Clemens

Saving a Seat for You

Oil

20 x 20

 

NOTES FROM THE JUROR 
 
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

Watercolor

 

“The Brass”, Linda McCarthy

Oil

 

“Le Maestro “, Barbara Rossitto

Oil

 

“Green Spring”, Amy Fissell

 

About MAS

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

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MAS  Events

06-02-21  MAS Presents PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING DEMO BY ZUFAR BIKBOV on YouTube

06-02-21 MAS Presents PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING DEMO BY ZUFAR BIKBOV on YouTube

To view this demo on YouTube, click here. Artist Statement: "I paint nature since it is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Since my study in art school in Russia ...
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Part 1:  The Art of America: How Great American Artists Revealed A New Country and Its People - "Colonial America and the Art of the West" -  on YouTube

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

Click Here to View Lecture 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 ...
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Part 2:  The Art of America:  How Great American Artists Revealed a New Country and Its People,  "A Nation Divided, A Nation Restored",  Available on YouTube.

Part 2: The Art of America: How Great American Artists Revealed a New Country and Its People, “A Nation Divided, A Nation Restored”, Available on YouTube.

This lecture is now available for viewing on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhC3E7sE-Ho If you would like to view Part 1, “Colonial America and the Art of the West” here is the ...
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Part 3:  The Art of America: How Great American Artists Revealed A New Country and Its People – "The Gilded Age and American Impressionism  (1880-1920)" - on YouTube

Part 3: The Art of America: How Great American Artists Revealed A New Country and Its People – “The Gilded Age and American Impressionism  (1880-1920)” – on YouTube

If you missed Part 3: “American Impressionists and the Gilded Age”, you can view it here: https://youtu.be/fiZfu_Av-CE If you missed Part 1: “Colonial America and the Art of ...
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Part 4:  The Art of America:  How Great American Artists Revealed a New Country and Its People, "America Boom and Bust" - on Youtube.

Part 4: The Art of America: How Great American Artists Revealed a New Country and Its People, “America Boom and Bust” – on Youtube.

Click here to view the lecture on Youtube. Cli If you missed Part 1: “Colonial America and the Art of the West", you can view it here: https://www.youtHere'be.com/watch?v=aK9fYf-t2iA If you ...
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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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YouTube OIL COLD WAX DEMO BY DIANE BROWN

YouTube OIL COLD WAX DEMO BY DIANE BROWN

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

http://sallybrownartist.com
“Blue and Green”
Acrylic

Richard Christofferson

http://artbychristof.com
“Cockaponset Remembered”

Robert T. Dietz

https://robertdietzfineart.com
“Rolling In”
Pastel

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