MAS November Newsletter 2023

from the  Co-Presidents

For roughly 50 years, the Madison Art Society has provided a supportive and collaborative community for artists along the shoreline and stretching into far corners of Connecticut, and beyond.  The MAS board of directors has been hard at work to bring our member artists and the broader community many art opportunities.  These opportunities include exhibits to display their art, lively art receptions, demos, lectures, and sessions painting both plein air in the warm months, and painting still-life indoors during the winter months.   

Some of our recent events have been our very successful 48th Annual Juried Show and opening reception in August, our MAS Annual Meeting & Mixer in September, our participation with a MAS tent as a vendor at the Madison Beach Hotel Fall Harvest Festival, where several original art paintings sold.  In addition, MAS participated was on the Guilford Green in collaboration with the GreenStage Festival & plein air event, again with some sales.   Take a look at our upcoming events that the fall winds have blown in!


MAS Elected Artist & ‘Tis the Season Exhibition and Sale, Monday Nov. 20th – Friday, Jan. 5th, 2024 at The E.C. Scranton Memorial Library *You must have your 2023 dues paid prior to online receiving*

Receiving online:   Nov 12th- Nov 17th, 6pm

Receiving in person:   Saturday, November 18th 9:30am – Noon       

Reception:       Thursday, December 7th 5:00 – 7:30pm

Take Down:     Saturday, January 6th 2024, 9:30am-Noon

Click here for the Elected Artist Exhibition Prospectus

Click here for the ‘Tis the Season Small Holiday Works Exhibition Prospectus


 ‘Tis the Season Reception, Dec 7th 2023. Mark your calendars!  Enjoy the festivities with live music, food and beverages, and beautiful original art.  Bring your family and friends.  The public will be invited to this holiday bash, so expect a festive crowd!

Winter Studio Jan. 8th-March 11th, 2024 at Madison Old Town Hall. Winter Studio will run for eight weeks, and the cost will be $110.00.  We will meet on Mondays from 9:00 to 3:00.  The dates will be:  January 8th, 22nd, 29th; February 5th, 12th, 26th; March 4th & 11th.   This year we are able to offer 25 spots to MAS members on a first-come-first served basis.  MAS Winter Studio is one of the highlight events exclusively offered to MAS members only.  Connect with fellow artists along the shoreline while improving your painting skills and learning from others. During the 8 week painting session, 3 still-lifes are set up for the artists to paint from life, break for lunch, then critique the works from 2-3pm.   

Click here to sign up for Winter Studio.  Enrollment is limited to 25 MAS artists.

Oil Painting Demo December 2nd, 1-3pm- Artist Sam D’Ambruoso in-person at the Scranton Library.   Professional artist and teacher, Sam D’Ambruoso is an elected member of various art societies and his works are in many public and private collections worldwide.  Please RSVP to by Thurs. Nov 30th.  This event is free and open to the public.


Sam D’Ambuoso




We can’t wait to see you at our upcoming events!  Please contact Hilary Griffin or Nikki Travaglino with any questions.

Hilary Griffin, Co-President

Nikki Travaglino, Co-President

Madison Art Society