MAS Spring 2024 Newsletter

 Spring Greetings, MAS Members! Here are all of our MAS events to put on your calendars.
Seeking Volunteers!  General volunteers, 2 volunteer coordinator chairs, and volunteers for the MAS Satellite Gallery at the Madison Cinema. We welcome your involvement and we need you to help MAS continue to be a premier art society in CT.  We ask that you volunteer for at least one MAS event per year.  You can volunteer by clicking here, or contact or ASAP.  You will be celebrated and thanked on September 9th at our Annual Meeting and Mixer Among the Flowers!
Membership dues are now officially Overdue.  We have easy payment on our website at, now $35.  Click here to pay dues online.   WE DO NOT want you to lose your elected artist status, so please check your records and renew asap!  Please indicate how you would like to volunteer.  

Art Demos & Lectures in person & via Zoom

April 25th, Thursday4-5:30pm  Attorney Bernard Kennedy – “Legal Framework for Creatives” via Zoom

June 4th Tuesday, 2024, – 11am, Day 1, Artist Talk with Jeanne Carol Potter, “My Life in Watercolor”. via Zoom

June 8th Saturday, 1pm-3pm, Day 2, Art Demo with artist Jeanne Carol Potter.  In person at the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, 801 BPR, Madison, CT.- How to Paint a Watercolor Portrait with Jeanne Carol Potter.

August 17th 11am-1pm Joanna Chapin’s Watercolor Demonstration in person at the Scranton Memorial Library, Madison, CT.

For ALL of these events and demos, RSVP to
Plein Air Schedule May 15- Oct 16th, 9am-noon.   We’re looking forward to another season of creating art on site and sharing an occasional lunch together at wineries, beaches and restaurants. Schedule is posted on the MAS website homepage.  For more info, click hereor contact,  or
Art, Artisan, Antique Summer Festival Tent Event,  May 25th 9-4pm- To participate, contact the Madison Chamber of Commerce directly or 203-245-7394.
Vendor Details and Terms:
• Space size is approximately 20’ x 24’, accommodates 2 artist tents to share space
• Set-up is on Saturday, May 25th from 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM
• The festival will open to the public promptly at 9:00am and will close at 4:00 pm, rain or shine. Vendors must remain open until 4pm, except in inclement weather. 
• The space rental fee is $70 if you pay by May 04, 2024; the cost after that date is $80.00. Two artists can split a space, space fits 2 tents, therefore $35 each.

Upcoming MAS Exhibitions and Sales

Member Show June – June 4-June 29th, 2024, Online Submission May 17 – 29 @ 6pm
        Receiving         Sat June 1st, 9:30-12 
·       Reception        Thursday, June 6th
·       Takedown         Saturday, June 29th

Juried Show-  August 6th-Sept 7th, 2024, Online Submission July 1st– July 26th, Finalist notification  July 29th
        Receiving         Sat Aug 3rd  9:30-noon    
·       Reception        Thursday, Aug 8th,5:30-7:30pm
·       Takedown         Saturday, September 7, 9:30-noon

Holiday ‘Tis the Season Show  Saturday November 23rd , 2024-January 4th, 202
        Receiving         Saturday, November 23, 9:30-noon
·       Reception        Thursday December 12th 5:30-7:30pm
·       Takedown        Saturday, January 4, 9:30-noon
Madison Art Cinema Gallery, Spring 2024 – Exciting news for MAS members!! We have a brand new satellite gallery at the Madison Art Cinema!!  Opening reception for our first exhibit will offer MAS members a chance to check out this new space, details coming.  This gallery will be open to our members, and there will be information soon about how to be an exhibiting  artist.  The demand will be high, so get your best works ready! 
 Annual Meeting and Mixer September 9th, 2024 5pm-7pm,– The MAS board of directors invites you to “MAS Meeting and Mixer Among the Flowers” in the garden of Co-President Hilary Griffin.  Please bring an appetizer/dessert to share. MAS will provide wine and alcohol-free beverages.
Madison Beach Hotel Harvest Festival, October 2024- MAS will provide a tent for artists to share at this annual autumn event. Showcase your art and potentially sell!   Details coming.
Bauer Farm Harvest Festival , October 2024  – Paint plein air or simply display a work of Bauer Farm that you have painted. MAS will provide the racks and we need many volunteers to work a shift at our table.

Here’s to a year of new creations, supportive connections and continued growth in our artistic endeavors! 
Nikki Travaglino & Hilary Griffin
Co-Presidents, Madison Art Society

Many of you along the shoreline are already aware of sad news that Mike Eagle has passed away.  The art community has loss a wonderful artist and active member in our community art organizations. Mike was a Board of Director member of the Madison Art Society for many years. He gave watercolor demonstrations for our members and was the recipient of many art awards. 
We will remember Mike for the incredible person he was and the beautiful art he shared with the world. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.