Saturday, October 13, 2018

Clinton Art Society News and Upcoming Exhibitions

Our 2019 Calendar is ON SALE!!
During this year's Summer Juried Exhibition, members of The Arbor Garden Club of Clinton selected 12 artworks from the show to do floral interpretations.   The floral interpretations were on display throughout our exhibit.  The 12 paintings the floral interpretations became the basis for Fine Art & Flowers, a 2019 calendar.  Calendars are full color and feature photographs and artist's quotes as well as notable dates through out the year.  Calendars are on sale for $20.  Proceeds benefit Clinton Art Society and The Arbor Garden Club programs and are part of an important community partnership.

Our newest Exhibition opens November 1!!
During our 2018 season, jurors at each exhibit selected a new Exhibition Prize.  Each year, CAS the Exhibition Prize winners from our Member's Show, Elected Member's Show, and Summer Juried Exhibition will be featured in an exhibit in the Green Room at Andrews Memorial Town Hall in Clinton.  We are proud to announce that our first group will be JoAnna Chapin, Karen Wiesner, and Hilary Griffin.  Each will have 15-20 works on display.  A Meet the Artists Reception is planned for Thursday, November 15 from 5 - 7 pm.  Plan to come and enjoy delicious seasonal hors d'oeuvres and refreshments while you enjoy this beautiful exhibit.

Member Exhibitions
Clinton Art Society Exhibitions have now moved to a quarterly schedule.  Beginning November 1, 2018 and running through January 31, 2019 the following members will have exhibits at our satellite locations: Marilee Noon will be featured at Liberty Bank and Marge Casey will be featured at Water's Edge.  The Clinton Art Society Permanent Collection which features works by Lucille Grimm, Cora Howard, and other CAS notable will have a permanent home at The Annex in Clinton.
If you are a member and signed up to exhibit at one of these sites for the 2019 season, you will be contacted by our coordinators.  Not sure, or want to to sign up?  Send us an e-mail at  Our next sign-up for Satellite Galleries will be January 31, 2019 at Receiving for the 2019 Members' Exhibit.  Have an exhibit you want featured on our website?  Send info and a digital .jpeg image to

2019 CAS Members Show
The Clinton Art Society 2019 Member's Show will run from February 1 - April 30, 2019 in the Green Room at Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street, Clinton.  A reception is planned in February.  We will have a special juror who will give an Art Critique and also select 30 paintings to be included in the Clinton Art Society Zahn Gallery Special Exhibition September 15 - October 15, 2019 at the Zahn Gallery at Middlesex Hospital Clinic in Westbrook.  Only current members will be eligible to participate.  Look for your invitation to join and renew membership along with our 2018 Year-End Summary at the end of December.  

Receiving for Trees of Connecticut Exhibit at HCH Library
The Clinton Trees Committee will once again host the Connecticut Trees Exhibit at Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton.  the exhibit runs from November 1-30 throughout the Library.  Receiving is Wednesday, November 1 from 5-8 pm.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Clinton Art Society 69th Exhibition Events; times, guidelines

Art Critique with John Massimino
Sunday, July 29   1:30 - 4 pm
Andrews Memorial Town Hall
54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT
Upon arrival, sign in with Name, Catalogue # (refer to program), and Title.
One work per participant will be critiqued in arrival order.  Must be present to have work critiqued.  As time permits, other works may be critiqued.  Refreshments will be served.  Questions?? Please text Liz Egan at 860-304-7345 or e-mail her at

Plein Air Festival and Sale
Saturday, August 11, 2018 (no rain date)
9 am - 4pm
54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT
Paint OUTDOORS at Clinton Town Hall, Clinton Landing and Elliot Preserve.
Two 10 x 10' tents with racks and a cashier will be provided by Clinton Art Society.
Pre-Registration REQUIRED.  Must be a current CAS Member Artist.  
$25 Membership Fee can be paid that day.
Participating artist may bring up to 4 additional works for sale, matted with sleeve or wired frame, no larger than 14" in any direction complete.  All work must be clearly labeled with artist Name, Title, and PRICE.  CAS reserves right to refuse work for sale if not properly prepared or sized.
Upon arrival, go to tent, complete Inventory Sheet, help hang artwork on racks, and inform cashier where you will be painting so she can direct interested parties to your site.
No fees (other than membership) and no commissions.  Artists are expected to give a free will donation in lieu of commission on all sales.
Refreshments provided.
The loan of racks is needed and greatly appreciated.  
Please call Liz Egan at 860-304-7345 if you have racks we can borrow for the day.

Art & Artisan's Fair
Saturday, August 11, 2018
9am - 4 pm
INDOOR tables are available for CAS Members who produce ORIGINAL CRAFTS. 
One table per pre-registered CAS member.  Participants responsible for all presentation materials and to be on site (or provide designee) who will answer questions, engage customers, and take cash.
Paintings are for the plein air festival.  A display of artist's paintings is not eligible for a craft table.
Please contact Betty Shea at (860) 669-2787 to REGISTER and to discuss logistics.

Due to CT PRIMARY set-up, Clinton Art Society needs to change the times of
 End-Of-Show Pick-Up
Monday, August 13
9am - 12 Noon
Artists may arrive as early as 8:30 am while crew is taking down exhibit.
Please sign-out works in Inventory Binder.
Exhibit needs to be up during CT Opera's final performance.
Please make alternate arrangements if Monday 8/13 morning is an issue.
All work not picked up by 12 Noon will be moved to storage room upstairs.
A CAS Member can assist you MONDAY ONLY until 4 pm getting and signing out work.
After Monday, August 13, special arrangements must be made for pick-up.
Custodians will not let you into the storage room without special arrangements post 8/13.

Liz Egan:  Text - 860.304-7345
NEW e-mail:
Check website for changes or weather cancellations.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Clinton Art Society 69th Annal Summer Juried Exhibition - Reception

  Thanks! to all who came to the reception, we had a very good turnout. It’s an outstanding show! If you haven't had a chance to see all the wonderful works of art make an afternoon of it and come see the show.


Liz Egan with Claudia Van Nes receiving the Charles F.Shea Memorial Prize

Monday, July 16, 2018

CAS 69th Annual Summer Juried Exhibition - Accepted Works

Congratulations to all of the artists that entered in the 69th Annual Summer Juried Exhibition.  It was a very difficult and challenging task.  Our juror was so impressed with all of the work and we look forward to her reflections on the show which will be in our program.
Below is a list of accepted works.  Prize winners will be posted on the website Wednesday.
If your name and artwork title is not on the list, please pick up your non-selected work on Thursday, July 19 between 12-7 pm.  The sitter will assist you.  Please sign out your work in the inventory Binder on the Sitter's Table.
RECEPTION & AWARDS: Sunday, July 22, 2-4 pm.
ART CRITIQUE with John Massimino, Sunday, July 29       2 - 4 pm

Edward Bishop Where is the Barn?, oil
Edward Bishop Left Behind, oil
Philip Chagnon Southwest Ledge, watercolor
Joanna Chapin The Congregation, watercolor
Joan Hammeal Soft Palette, oil
Melissa Imossi Niobe Profile, charcoal
Jeanne Ledoux-Stewart Chloe, pastel
Bruce Lighty Bauer Farm, Madison, watercolor
Colleen O'Connor The Path's, fused glass sculpture
Betsey Piner Orange Daylily, oil
Joe Roberti Golden Cane Palm, watercolor
Janine Robertson Sea Grass, oil on aluminum
Janine Robertson Porthole View, oil on copper
Beverly Ann Schirmeir Winter Warmth, pastel
Ann Marshall Solomon Equine, oil
Thomas Stavovy Head Turned Left, terracotta
Brian Willis From Coopers Dock, CT River, acrylic
Elizabeth Attebery Navajo Weaver, pen, ink, & watercolor
Elizabeth Attebery Sun Worshipers, watercolor
Nile Barrett Oahu Botanical Gardens, watercolor
Sr. Joan Bernard Inspiration Point, pastel
Phyllis Bevington Blue and Orange, oil
Carol Boynton The Family, oil
Carol Boynton Marina, oil
Diane Chandler Lady with Cthulhu, oil
Diane Chandler Dancing Resting, oil
Joanna Chapin Anika, watercolor
John K. Copelin Piazza San Marco, watercolor
Patricia Corbett Art in the Park, oil
Lisa Defilippo White Out, oil
Lisa Defilippo Portrait of Rick, oil
Christine Drago Essex Museum, watercolor
Mike Eagle Chaffinch Paris, watercolor
Betsey Evarts Andrew, watercolor
Betsey Evarts A Face in the Crowd, watercolor
Junko Falcone Point Shoes, oil
Donna Favreau Cruising Spanish Point, oil on board
Barbara Segen Gould Tuscany Patchwork, pastel
Hilary Griffin Mexican Serape, watercolor
Sunil Howlader On a Stroll, acrylic
Randie Kahrl Early Morning Flight, oil
Sandra Kensler Vermont Home, oil
Candace Klein Gailianna, mixed media
Layne Granny Smiths on White, watercolor
Stuart Alan Lerner Standing Tall, sculpture 
Paul Loescher Fall on the Salmon River, watercolor
Christina Lutjen Une Journee a Giverny, oil
Christina Lutjen Block Island Beach Path, pastel
Jill Beecher Matthew Chewie, oil
Judith Meyers Alla Prima Ballerina, oil
Sal Naclerio Landscape, acrylic
Marilee B. Noonan Baby, It's Cold Outside, oil
Jeanne O'Brien Florence Griswold Garden, oil
Colleen O'Connor Stained Glass, glass sculpture
Judy Perry Anticipation, pastel
Judy Perry All Shook Up, pastel
Cora Preibis My Sister's Peonies, watercolor
Richard Raicik Back-Pack Trail, watercolor
Joe Roberti Dewdrop, watercolor
MaryAnne Rupp Winter Blues, pastel
Nancy Rusatsky Granite Bay, acrylic
Patricia Seekamp A Walk by the Meadow, pastel
Juliet Sharrock Disconnect, collage
Cheryl Sorensen Fifty Shades of Earl Grey, oil
Cheryl Sorensen Purple Mountain Majesty, oil
Tom Torrenti Mid Main Essex, oil
Alyce Trebra Dansk, ink
Cludia Van Nes Reeds & Virginia Creeper, watercolor
Cheri Weymann Poured Out, oil
Amy Amelia White Lounging Llamas, acrylic
Amy Amelia White Five Island Harbor, Georgetown, ME, acrylic
Susan Seseeke Wolanic Teal Taking Off, watercolor
Barbara Zekala Flowers for Frances, graphite
Pat Anderson Coastal Collage, watercolor
Nile Barrett Break Time, charcoal & chalk
Linda Beagle Lakeside Serenity, oil
Phyllis Bevington Apple Blossom Time, oil
Sally Brown Emergence, Pastel
Sally Brown Maddy & Jack, pastel
Susan Bukowsky Blue Bike, oil
David Burnham Sailing, mixed media
Stewart Byron New England Spirits, mixed media
Marge Casey Still Life with Pitcher and Fruit, oil
Penelope Chittenden Gloucester Lighthouse, watercolor
Penelope Chittenden Glacial Lake, watercolor 
Blythe K. Colby Joyful Dahlias, watercolor & pencil
John K. Copelin 17 Woodlawn Front & Back, watercolor collage
Patricia Corbett Down by the Stream, oil
Dianne Coyle Tea for Me, oil
Richard Cretella May Peonies, acrylic
Denette Dasinger  Breaking Out, acrylic
Nicole Distasio Monkey & Precious, pastel
Jo Dongweck Along the Bank, watercolor
Christine Drago High Tide, watercolor
Jim Durkin Sharp Shinned Hawk, watercolor
Mike Eagle 2 Catboats Above the Baldwin, watercolor
Liz Egan Breakfast, acrylic
Barbara Elliot An Early Snow, pastel
Barbara Elliot Island Time, pastel
Ethel Engler Mashamoquet Winter, oil
Marie Cardi Etherington Mangrove, oil
Marie Cardi Etherington Equinimity, oil
Donna Favreau Goodnight Boat, Oil on board
Judith Gay Still Life with Flowers & Paint Tubes, watercolor
Arthur Guagliumi Landscape: Boundaries, acrylic collage
M. Elena Gerard Branford Beach, acrylic
Pam Valvano Gibson Working Girl, oil
Jim Grabowski Rusty Trail, acrylic
Hilary Griffin Umbrellas Up, watercolor
Joan Hammeal Water's Edge, oil
Ron Imbriglio Rosalie, oil
Robert Jacoby Portal, acrylic
Randie Kahrl Artist's Enclave (Flo Gris House), oil
Keiko Kaiser A Company, watercolor
Sandra Kensler Williamsburg Bridge, NYC, oil
Mary LaForge Waterfall, oil
Isabel S. Lane Dockyard, oil
Layne Sharing Thoughts, watercolor
Bruce Lighty Captain Rans Buell, watercolor
Mary Ann Limauro Gulf of Girolata, Corsica, watercolor
Linda Loen Inlet in New Zealand, oil
Linda Loen Pelican at South Jetty, oil
Paul Loescher Tide Pool Sleuth, watercolor
Judith Meyers Undo My Thoughts, oil
Kristine Kriksciun McMahon Quite a Pair, oil
Carol Moran Brothers, watercolor
Dee Mozzochi Blue Iris, watercolor 
Jeanne O'Brien Scott's Flower Garden, oil
Scott Paterson At the Beach, Stony Creek, oil
Chris Penry Untitled (Daffodils), pulp paint 
Liane Philpotts Celestial Bodies, oil
Cora Preibis Pink Peony, watercolor
Carl Puleo Retirement, oil
Richard Raicik On the Rocks, watercolor
T. Willie Raney Oak, mixed media
Diana Rogers Marsh, Getting Closer, pastel
Diana Rogers Soaring Clouds, Fall Afternoon
Barbara Rossitto As Gulls Fly, pastel
Barbara Rossitto Field of Poppies, oil
MaryAnne Rupp Last Light on Holmes Beach, pastel
Nancy Rusatsky Solitude, acrylic
Beverly Ann Schirmeir Haze Burn Off, pastel
Nancy E. Schwartz Children at the Beach, oil
Patricia Seekamp Springtime Glow, pastel
Rosemary Serfilippi Office Chair, oil
Juliet Sharrock Winter, collage
Sandra Smith Field Flowers, oil
Cindy Stevens Storm Surge, oil
Jane M. White Painter's Paradise-Frames, watercolor
Jane M. White Looking North on CT River (at Chester), pastel
Karen Wiesner Duck River Marsh, pastel
Karen Wiesner River View (from the Porch), pastel