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

Betsy HaigisOgunquit 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 to Madison Art Society, PO Box 1383, Madison, CT 06443, or pay online at  


Madison Art Society Prospectus

46th Annual Member Exhibition and Sale


This will be a virtual exhibit on the Madison Art Society website at from March 6 to April 16, 2021. 

Online submissions at will be accepted February 22 to March 1, 2021.

Award: The People’s Choice Award is $100.


Eligibility: MAS member artists who have paid 2021 dues. If you haven’t paid 2021 dues, please pay by clicking here.  Members may enter one piece of artwork.  Please do not enter artwork that will be in any other venue concurrently.


Fees:  There is no entry fee.  A 20% commission will be paid by the artist and mailed to Madison Art Society, P.O. Box 1383, Madison Ct 06443.


Entry Requirements:  Original works in all media (no photography or computer generated art).  No works done under guidance of an instructor are eligible.  Work must be signed, priced and framed with screw eyes and wire attached.  “Gallery wrap” canvas without frame will be accepted with sides painted.   “Not for sale” works will be accepted.  Sculpture and mixed media works will be accepted.  Work cannot have been shown in any previous MAS shows.  Artwork must be appropriate to be seen by young children.  The Madison Art Society reserves the right to remove or decline any submitted work for any reason.


Step By Step Instructions to submit your work online:

  1. If you are using your smart phone, lay the painting on the floor in good lighting.  Hold the phone or camera parallel to the work.
  2. Select the photo and crop it to the edges.
  3. Save your photo to your computer or phone.
  4. Go to the website and select the 46th Annual Member Exhibition and Sale.  Fill out an email confirming your submission.  


If you are having problems uploading artwork, contact Melissa Imossi at    General questions about the exhibit can be directed to Janine Robertson at  


MAS Invites you to an Art Lecture Series via Zoom,

Presented by Bob Potter


The Art of America: How Great American Artists Revealed a New Country and Its People. The people and landscapes of America, from the Mid-18th century to the early 20th century, have been some of the most compelling subjects for artists to study, paint, and photograph.  In timeless images, the artists captured a new country as it evolved through some of its most transformative and turbulent eras.  

This lecture series is open to the public and will take place on the second Tuesdays of February, March, April, and May.


Part 2 “A Nation Divided, A Nation Restored”, presented by Bob Potter.

Tuesday, March 9th, 10am.

Snap the Whip,  1872, 1872, by Winslow Homer
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

RSVP to to recieve a ZOOM invitation for the event.