Located in Chatham, MA
This year marks the 44th Festival of the Arts being held at beautiful Chase Park, located right by the windmill in Chatham .
We are open daily from 10am-5pm, with 120 Exhibitors from across the country. One of the Premier Art & Craft shows in New England, we boast a wonderful range of quality pieces. Come and visit the beautiful park, sit in the shade and absorb the atmosphere….take a walk in the Park.The Windmill will be operational on the weerkend.
Our annual gala event was held Saturday July 11th at the Marconi Center overlooking beautiful Ryders’ Cove.
We would like to thank our wonderful Patrons for attending the event. Without our generous supporters, we would not be able to continue to provide our Arts Education program ,scholarship opportunities and community programs.
Summer session has started, plan now for your fall Semester!
We have Abstract class, Beginner Art, Children’s Fundamentals of Art, Color Wheel Workshops, Watercolor Mini Workshops, Children’s Pottery, and more!
The awards have been presented , and this show is just spectacular. Come and see the variety of Watercolors on display from well known and up-coming Artists. The show was juried by Tony Van Hasselt.
1st prize : Gracia Dayton ‘ Purple Mountains’
2nd prize: Paul Dudek ‘Water 24’
3rd prize: Gigi Burboek ‘Ancient Chambers-Egypt’
HM : Nan Rumpf ‘The Journey’
HM : Robert Mesrop ‘In The Yard’
HM: Donna MacLure ‘Tangled’
Andrew Kusmin Award : June Webster ‘Winter in Soho’
George Shedd Award : Yvonne Hemingway ‘Summer Rhodies’
Marshall Joyce Award: Shauna Shane ‘Future’
During the month, there will be Saturday painting demos by NEWS watercolorists from 1-3pm. July 18th- Jack Garver, July 25th- Ann Hart, August 1st-Julie Blanchard. Food pantry donations are encouraged as admission.
Melissa Kraycir & Linda Simonitsch awarded Cat Van Buren from Monomoy School District & Ariana Herlihy of Cape Cod Tech each a $1000 scholarship. Cat will major in Illustration at the New Hampshire institute of Art. Ariana is also attending New Hampshire Institute of Art , & will be majoring in Graphic Design. Congratulations to both lucky students, and thank you to our generous patrons for making these awards possible!
We have space available in Lois Griffel , Sue Lyons & Rosalie Nadeau workshops and all our mini workshops under the class drop down tab.
If the Monomoy School District closes due to inclement weather, the Creative Arts Center will also close.
An Introductory class to plein air painting. Learn from a member of the Cape Cod Plein Air Painters and take the mystery out of painting outdoors. Maryalice will guide students from finding the subject to making good color choices with an emphasis on edges, color temperature and value.
Robert Mesrop will demonstrate and guide students through a range of subjects, theory and tactics in representational art to put you on a path to stronger, more expressive paintings. The fundamentals of perspective will be explained and explored through example. Good drawings make for good paintings! Pencil and Charcoal!
$95 MEMBER /$125 NON-MEMBER
Each day John Clayton will demonstrate using a palette knife. He will simplify the scene to flat masses and develop values and exciting color notes. Students will learn how to mix key colors, in an expressive creative way.
Develop a new sense of esthetics by challenging your brain’s perception of making art, and explore the adventurous, exciting, and fun art of collage. By layering your paper, either adding or subtracting, you will be using form and color to express your unique vision toward a more abstract style of art with the juxtaposition of papers that suit your individual sensibility. Discover the possibilities for your continued exploration into this delightful and transformative process of art making.
Learn how to choose a spot, time of day and paint plein air. Steve will guide you in choosing your subject and seeing the light. This three day mini workshop will be informative and full of individualized attention. Learn what it takes to paint a successful work.
$95 MEMBER /$125 NON-MEMBER
Through the direct approach of painting still lifes, Alice will focus on bringing awareness to the importance of value for better personal expression. This workshop will take place in Mongeau’s studio in Orleans. She will focus on the importance of values in your painting, teach through demonstration
and give individualized instruction throughout the three days. Students will be encouraged to see and interpret the values in the still life and mix colors to best describe them.
Still life’s are all about contrasting textures and knowing how to paint them.
Each component has a different surface quality and range of reflective ability.
Learn how to break things down and create the illusions that give credibility to your paintings. Successfully rendering textures gives your work a magical, tactile quality that can create a “Wow”response! We will paint from direct observation of simple still life’s full of charm and character.
Kathy Anderson MATERIALS LIST
Admission is free!
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 11 4-5;30pm.
Entry Day: Monday, January 5th 9am-12 noon.
Pick-Up: Friday , January 23rd 9am-2pm.
A cross sampling of our talented and sophisticated faculty members, representing all mediums.
Works by Robert Mesrop, Rosalie Nadeau, Steve Kennedy, Mary Alice Eizenberg, Vera Champlin, Odin Smith, Ron Dean, Susan Dimm, Terry Cetto, Ellen Scott, Doris Mee, Robert Sanders, Karen North Wells, Jean Tucker, Alice Mongeau.
Opening Reception & Awards: Sunday, February 1st 3-5pm.
Entry day: Sunday , January 25th 1pm-4pm
Pick-Up: March 1st , 1pm-4pm
Co- Sponsored with the Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club, this show is huge; full of exciting and original photography .
PLACE AWARDS TO:
1st place Diane Jordan ‘Menemsha’ 2nd place Don Fleet ‘Northern Avenue Bridge’ 3rd Place ”Bridgeworker Unfurling the Canvas”Karen McDevitt.
Honorable mentions awarded to :-
Doug Scott, Angelo D’Amato, Ronald Wilson. Ronna Kazarian, Susanna Wolfel, Rob Allen, Nancy Bloom, Peter Partridge, Don Fleet,Milt Williamson and Janet Walton.
Prizes were awarded at the Opening Reception. Congratulations to the artists for their beautiful work, and thank you to all our Members for making this show spectacular!
Over 130 pieces of original Art, Jewelry,Ceramics and Art Glass on display.
Members’ Exhibitions – All works must be framed, wired, and suitable for hanging. Two entries per artist. Frames may not exceed 48” in any direction. Second piece not to exceed 30 ” in any direction.Copies of masters’ works are not eligible; work which has been exhibited at the Center is not eligible; work done with an instructor is not eligible. Membership must be current. Prizes will be awarded in all categories with 10 or more participants. There are $100 first prizes and $50 second prizes in each category. Faculty members not considered for awards but are encouraged to exhibit.
Florence Adams, Bethia Brehmer, Georgia Coxe ,Rita Doddridge’
Christine Fitzsimmons, Pat Fryklund , Maura Ghedini
Ruth Hauzinger , Heather MacKenzie , Marie Morongell ,Norma Mutch
Blossom Newman , Melora North , Andrea Petitto
Dale Riemer, Cecilia Rossey, Rowland Scherman & Betty Twiss.
This show features their work, and also highlights an exhibit of Barbara Melchers’ work in memoriam.
Entry Day: Monday, April 6th 9am-12pm.
Pick-Up: Monday, May 4th 9am-2pm.
All students of weekly classes and workshops 2014-2015 are eligible and encouraged to submit two 2d pieces ,or three 3d pieces.
No entry fee, no jurying. Everything submitted will be displayed.
Opening Reception: Friday May 8th 5:30-7pm.
Entry Day : Monday, May 4th 9am-2pm.
Pick-Up: May 22nd 9am-2pm.
This show encourages all our students to exhibit their best work from class. Under the tutelage of our amazing faculty, our Students develop and build their skills through example and practice. This may be the first opportunity for some of our students to exhibit, so is a fresh and fun show.
Mary Alice Eizenberg Painting Demonstration
An oil painting demonstration by Maryalice Eizenberg took place on Wednesday, May 20th 1-3pm at the Creative Arts Center. The demonstration was free of charge, and we received a huge amount of food items for donation to The Family Pantry of Cape Cod. This was the first in a series of demonstrations given by Creative Arts Center faculty members.
The Creative Arts Center is located at 154 Crowell Road, Chatham.
Opening Reception & Awards: Sunday May 31st, 4-5:30 pm.
Entry Day: Tuesday May 26th 9AM-2PM.
Pick-Up: Friday June 26th, 9am-2pm.
Awards were presented at the Opening Reception, Sunday May 31st . Congratulations to all our awardees!
BEST IN SHOW: Peg LoPresto ‘ Abundance” Oil
First Place Oil: Andrea Petitto ‘ Lady’ Second Place Oil: Mary Alice Eizenberg ‘ Taking a Break’ Honorable Mention Oil: Alice Mongeau ‘Solitude’, Anne Tcherepnin ‘Woods Hole Dusk’, Steve Kennedy ‘Purple Door’, Janet Gilmore ‘ Garden Fence’, Carl Richards ‘ Before a Storm’, Martha Fuentes ‘Lucy at the Beach’.
First Place Watercolor; Natalie Best ‘ Provincetown Pizza’, Second Place ; Robert Mesrop ‘ Radio City, Honorable Mention Watercolor: Catherine Hertz ‘ Field of Poppies II, Lucy H.Sur’ Beautiful Stranger’,
Ann Hart ‘ Sweet Gum in Sun II’, John Hutchinson ‘ Hunters Beating the Weather into Stage Harbor’, Karol Wyckoff ‘Wellfleet Afterglow’.
Other Two Dimensional: First Place Kathleen Magnusson ‘ Harbor Seal Pup’ Photography, Second Place Sally Swanson ‘ Girl With Birds’ Pastel, Honorable Mention Marlene Weil ‘Lacecap’ , Photography
Linda Simonitsch ‘We’re not in Kansas Anymore’.
Three Dimensional First Place; Kim Rumberger ‘ Beach Glass Pendant’, Second Place; Suska Matsik ‘Flotsam & Jetsam
Honorable Mention : Chelsea Starace ‘ Oyster Plate in Porcelain,
John Best ‘ Storm off Chatham’ Stained Glass, Hiram Ball ‘One Grace’ Bas relief.
Entry Day: Monday June 29th 9am-2pm.
Pick-Up : Monday July 6th, 9am-12pm.
Sacrifice Art Sale – Membership must be current. Inventory sheet required, items should be marked with name and price. $10 entry fee for the lot. A 30% commission will be retained by the Center.
Entry Day: Sunday July 5th, 12noon-3pm.
Pick- Up: Sunday August 2nd, 12 noon – 3pm.
New England Watercolor Society
The New England Watercolor Society has been fostering excellence in aqua media since it’s inception as the Boston watercolor Society in 1885.
Free painting demonstrations will be held at 1:00 pm on July 18th, 25th, and again on August 1st.
Internationally known watercolorist Tony van Hasselt will conduct a painting workshop during the show and will also be the Juror for the show. Those interested in attending the workshop can get necessary information by visiting www.newenglandwatercolorsociety.org or call 508-945-3583.
For those wishing to submit a painting for consideration for inclusion in the exhibit can obtain the prospectus at the above website.
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 8th 6-7:30 pm
Entry Day: Monday , August 3rd 9am-2pm.
Pick-Up: Monday August 31st 9am-2pm.
Chase Park, Cross Street, Chatham. Open daily 10am-5pm.
Over 120 Artisans presenting hand crafted items, original sculptural pieces, artwork, jewelry,
fabric, fashion and more. Entry by donation.
Opening Reception : Friday, September 4th 5pm-7pm.
Entry day : Monday, August 31st 9am-2pm.
Pick -Up: Monday, October 5th 9am-2pm.
Always a stunning and diverse display , this exhibition features work by invited artists from the Bridge to Race Point.
Registration : 8am-9am
Pick -Up: Monday October 5th 9am-2pm.
Artists paint around town with the signature red balloon attached to their easel. Drop by and see what’s going on the canvas!
The “fresh catch of the day ” will be on display and for sale at the “Sparkling “reception. All welcome.
Entry day: Tuesday October 6th 9am-2pm
Pick-Up: Tuesday October 13th 9am-2pm.
Entry Day: Tuesday October 13th 9am-2pm.
Opening Reception & Awards: Friday October 16th 5:30-7pm
Pick– Up: Monday November 23rd 9am-12 noon.
Entry Day: Monday November 23rd 9am-12 noon.
Pick -Up: Thursday December 17 9am-12 noon.
Holiday and Small Works Sale – Membership must be current. Inventory sheet required, items should be marked with name and price. $10 entry fee for the lot. A 30% commission will be retained by the Center. Small works Image area should be 10×12 or smaller.
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Membership will bring you our weekly Constant Contact email full of information you need to know for the up-coming week . They include advance notification of all of our Classes, Workshops, and Special Events. Members also receive discounted rates on all Creative Arts Center Classes and Trips, and are eligible to enter all “Member Only” Exhibitions (several each year). Two Sacrifice art sales are held each year where the members clean out their studios and make room for more paintings to be created. The annual Holiday Sale and Small works is also a nice way for the members’ to proudly display and offer their work for sale.
Please make checks payable to the Creative Arts Center and mail payments with printed copy of your completed registration form to:
The Creative Arts Center
154 Crowell Road
Chatham, Massachusetts 02633
(The Creative Arts Center Membership Year is from January 1 to December 31)
Thank you to our Volunteers who help us with many events including Hostessing, Gallery Sitting, providing refreshments, helping with the Sac Art and Holiday Sale and the Festival of the Arts!
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