Madison Art Society 46th Annual Juried Opening Reception and Award Ceremony, August 12, 2021

Del Bouree-Bach, My Old Pal, acrylic, Best in Show

Mary Danenberg, First Recital, oil, 2nd Prize

 Judy Perry, Pulling Away, pastel,  3rd Prize

Paul Loescher, Taking in the View, watercolor, Lou Bonamarte Memorial Award

Steven Plaziak, Winter Day, Downtown Guilford, watercolor, Local Merchant Award

The 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 a festive evening of live acoustic guitar, tasty food, cold beverages, and above all, ORIGINAL ART!  This well- attended reception was “standing room only” and is just the beginning of what MAS has in store for the future! 

We have already had Five PAINTINGS SOLD and many other inquiries from this beautiful exhibit!  

Thank you to the MAS Board of Directors, to the MAS members and thank you to our local merchants for their generous contributions which made our inaugural opening reception a resounding success at the new library!

Contact or to help MAS fill several supporting roles that are open.  Contact us TODAY to be part of our dynamic and energetic art society!  

MAS September Annual Meeting, Monday, September 13th, 5-7pm, rain date Monday September 27th, 5-7pm.  Hilary Griffin will host a garden party at 38 Windward Lane, Madison CT, off of Island Avenue.  MAS members are invited to enjoy an evening in the garden, socialize with other artists and  learn the latest about MAS’ goals and upcoming events.   Please bring a potluck item  to share,  such as appetizers or baked goods and/or beverages.  Feel free to bring a guest who is interested in joining MAS.  Please RSVP to



Best In Show Helen and Jack Davis Memorial Award by Davis Realty         $500

    #22.  Del Bouree -Bach, My Old Pal

2nd Prize Madison Neighbors Magazine Award by Michael Perry, Publisher  $400

    #34.  Mary Danenberg, First Recital

3rd Prize William Raveis Realty Award    $300

    #4 Judy Perry, Pulling Away

Lou Bonamarte Memorial Award     $300

    #81. Paul Loescher, Taking in the View

Local Merchant Award by Moxie ($50) Walker Loden ($50) Ashley’s Ice Cream($25)

Sachem Card and Party ($50) Friends & Co. ($25) Stop & Shop ($100)

    #11.  Steven Plaziak, Winter Day, Downtown Guilford    

Beverly Schirmeier Dedication Award by MAS members        $250

 #43. Jan Prentice, What We Have in Common 

Monet Award in Oil by Lerner Gallery ($100) Milano Properties ($150)           

#24.  Janine Robertson, Voluminous

Wall Street Gallery Award by Wall Street Gallery     $250

    #40.  Sandra Spahr, Red Fox

Van Gogh Award by Clarity Software Solutions ($150) Robertson Madison($100)   

    #17.  Melanie Ward, Pond View

Sargent Award by Wholesale Frame Company ($100)  Madison Coffee House ($100)

    #83.  Isabel Lane, Strong Shadows 

Bradley and Wall Award     $200

    #23.  Eileen Eder, Garage Shelf

Picasso Award by Clinton Insurance ($100) Tony’s Barber Shop ($100)

    #50.  Sandra Karakoosh, 5th Floor Walk Up

Egidio Assante Lennon Wealth Mngt Award     $150

    #63.  Diana Rogers, Fresh Snow on the Road, Nighttime

Wednesday Watercolor Painters Award      $150

    #64. Mile Eagle, Far from the Deep Blue Sea

Aria DermSpa Award    $150

    #37. Robert Dietz, Passing the Yellow House  

The Frame Shop Award       $150

    #34.  Liane Philpotts, Frontline

Susan Powell Fine Art Award for Landscape     $100

    #42.  Susan Winkel, Trolley Overlook

Dick Passero Memorial Award by Madison Lion’s Club   $100

#51.  Paul Kuziel, Blue Indian  

Willow and Birch Award for Acrylic Painting         $100

    #30.  Nicki Travaglino, White Chrome-Where’s Jerry?

Connecticut Pastel Society Award    $100

    #9.  Beverly Schirmeier, Burst of Sunshine

Ingrid Russell Memorial Watercolor Award by Vicki Littell   $100    

#2.  Joan McPherson, Looking Down the Road, Mohegan

The Rollins Group Award by Page Taft Christies International Real Estate  $100

    #59.  Denise Casey, Stillness


It with deep sadness that MAS announces that Bill Colrus, a longtime illustrator, cartoonist, graphic designer and member of the MAS Board of Directors, passed away recently.  Bill was a talented artist, a wonderful man  and a dedicated volunteer, counted on for many years to hang our  MAS Exhibitions.    We will let you know when a Memorial service for Bill is planned to honor his memory.  Condolences go out  to his wife Bev and family from the Madison Art Society, who will miss Bill.   

Watery Illusions, Bill Colrus