President’s Letter

President’s Letter

MAS 46th Annual Juried Exhibition Awards and Updates
Madison Art Society 46th Annual Juried Opening Reception and Award Ceremony, August 12, 2021Del Bouree-Bach, My Old Pal, acrylic, Best in ShowMary Danenberg, First Recital, oil, 2nd Prize Judy Perry, Pulling Away, pastel, 3rd PrizePaul Loescher, Taking in the View, watercolor, Lou Bonamarte Memorial AwardSteven Plaziak, Winter Day, Downtown Guilford, watercolor, Local Merchant AwardThe Madison Art Society celebrated our exhibiting artists and award winners at the 46th Annual Juried Show Opening Reception and Award Ceremony on August 12th, 2021, at the beautifully renovated E. C. Scranton Memorial Library. The MAS board of directors know how to throw a party, with ...
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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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Newsletter - Spring 2021
Madison Art Society Newsletter - Spring 2021 “In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.” Vincent Van Gogh Over this past year, if you happened to feel anything like Vincent Van Gogh, hopefully you were able to rise above the adversities we faced by turning to art. The Madison Art Society is looking forward to the optimism that spring brings, and we will be there to educate, encourage and inspire our members to continue to create art ...
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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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Winter Newsletter 2021
January 2, 2021 Happy New Year, Madison Art Society Members! We made it through a challenging 2020 and look forward to a peaceful, healthy, and creative 2021! The Madison Art Society Board of Directors has been creating opportunities for all of our members to stay connected and engaged in art. Please welcome the newly elected Board of Directors for 2021: President -Hilary Griffin Co VP- Jeanne O’Brien Co-VP -Cheryl Sorensen Treasurer- Linda McCarthy Secretary -Elena Gerard Membership- Alyssa Ingram Website -Jen Thompson Exhibitions -Melissa Imossi Exhibitions- Janine Robertson Town Hall Artists -Steven Pynn Exhibitions -Christine Drago Exhibitions -Mark Hough Publicity ...
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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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