President’s Letter

President’s Letter

MAS Fall 2020 Newsletter
Madison Art Society Fall Newsletter 2020 Eight months into our new reality of Covid-19, as artists we can consider ourselves among the fortunate. Our art is our tool to get us through these trying times. Art promotes self-exploration, a keen awareness of our world, and an improved mental and emotional state, all resulting in better health. As we enter a new season, embrace your creative craft and paint your way through this surreal time. The board of directors of the Madison Art Society has remained active through these months, planning online events and exhibitions to keep our artists connected. Please ...
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MAS Summer 2020 Newsletter
Madison Art Society - Summer 2020 Newsletter While the World Changes Around Us, Art Remains A Constant The year 2020 will certainly go down in history as a tumultuous year with many unexpected challenges and changes.  We can find solace in knowing art as a constant, steadfast outlet for us as artists, to help us through these trying times.  While we live through a global pandemic that has put the entire world on edge, art is a refuge as we paint our way through the “lockdown”.   As if Coronavirus was not enough to endure, we have seen the bottom drop ...
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MAS Spring 2020 Newsletter
MAS Newsletter Spring 2020 The hope that spring brings and the solace that creativity offers will see us through this unprecedented time. I’m writing to you from my art studio which, these days, feels more like a survivalist bunker in light of the Covid-19 outbreak that has truly been a life-altering experience for all of us.  We hope you, your loved ones, and your friends are all safe and healthy.  These are unusual and unprecedented times, causing much anxiety, uncertainty and, for some, pain; we have been ordered to “Stay home”, to social distance and to hunt for  toilet paper often to no avail.  On ...
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Winter Newsletter 2020
Winter MAS Newsletter 2020 Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold!   MAS Activities will warm your soul this winter! Happy New Year MAS!  Hoping that the holiday season was joyous with lots of time well spent with loved ones and friends, and hopefully lots of time spent with your paints, too!   For  members  who may not have heard the news, a brand new board of directors was installed in October 2019.  Your 2020  board of directors is comprised of Hilary Griffin-President, Cheryl Sorensen-Co-VP, Jeanne O’Brien-Co-VP, Linda McCarthy-Treasurer, Elena Gerard and Christine Drago -Secretary, and Jim Durkin and Janine Robertson-Co-Exhibition Chairs.  Alyssa Ingram handles Membership, Jennifer Corcoran runs our ...
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Fall Newsletter 2019
Fall MAS Newsletter 2019 Built on “Solid Roots”, MAS “Turns over a New Leaf” with a New Board It’s Fall, Y’all, the leaves are falling and autumn is calling us all to continue to create GOURD-geous works of art! I address you with reverence and awe for the work of my predecessors who built this organization over four decades. I am also so pleased that our current board of directors pulled together as a team to ensure that MAS will continue to provide art shows, programs and comradery among artists in the art community. We are especially grateful to former ...
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Winter Studio 2019
Winter Studio 2019 is in full swing! How to cheer up in the cold wintry weather? 20 MAS artists have the answer. They arrive bright and early on the first Monday of the week for 10 weeks starting on the first week of January. The group signed up in the Fall to paint together in the hall of Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in Madison. Each week, three artists design a still life setup for the artists to paint. Some prefer to paint from their own photographs. With soft music in the background, perfect lighting and coffee perking, these MAS artists ...
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Welcome to the MAS Website
Happy New Year! I hope you are as excited as I am about our newly launched website, madisonartsocietyct.org. We are fortunate to have found such a talented and capable webmaster. Her name is Jodi Miller. Jodi lives in Colorado where she and her husband are co-owners of Front Range CrossFit. She is responsible for all website, social media and newsletter creation. She designed and maintained the website for Train to Transition Veterans Project as well as for several other large companies. She was an associate art professor at Salt Lake Community College and an art teacher in elementary and high ...
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