Located in Chatham, MA
Our Students’ show opened Friday April 8th and is open daily Monday though Friday 9am-4pm until April 28th. This is a fabulous show featuring work that has been done under the tutelage of an Instructor. There are lots of beautiful fresh works on display, as well as Jewelry & Pottery. Many works are for sale. Come and be dazzled by the talent of our amazing students!
Entry Day is Tuesday May 31st 9am-2pm.
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Our 45th Festival of the Arts applications are still open. Please click through to the application on the drop down tab.
Wednesday April 27th 2:30-4pm.
Steve Kennedy is a Cape Cod artist who works in the “plein air” tradition. His commitment to plein air painting takes him outside for direct observation of his subject, no matter what the season. He refers to his style as “a painterly realism, “ and says of his paintings: “The light is the story. I consistently find myself drawn to scenes with strong patterns of light and shadow.” Admission is by a food donation to the Family Pantry of Cape Cod. All welcome.
GALA FUNDRAISER THIS YEAR AT CHATHAM BARS INN BEACH BAR!
Save the date, this year is sure to be fun and lively. Tuesday June 28th 2016. Times tba.
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Our workshops for Summer are booking up quickly. Here is a sampling: Carol Maguire, Joe Paquet & Daniel Keys. Please go to the drop down tab for more information.
OPEN HOUSE AT THE CENTER
We will be open to the Public from 10am-1pm on Saturday May 14th.
Robert Mesrop will do a watercolor demo from 10-11;30, followed by another demo in Oil with Rosie Nadeau. Chelsie Starace will be doing pottery, and Ron Dean will conduct a Raku firing. There will also be a free children’s activity. All welcome!
If the Monomoy School District closes due to inclement weather, the Creative Arts Center will also close.
We have booked these fantastic Artists to conduct workshops at our Center.
Thanks to Chatham Bars Inn for accomodating our visiting artists & their continued support of the CAC.
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In this two day workshop, Bill will help students find the subject and enhance the view for a winning composition. Students will learn how to control tonality, improve their paint application technique, find the light source and modify their images to create a mood. Bill will demonstrate each day helping students to take their paintings to the next level in the studio setting.
At the heart of each of Demers daily demonstrations the medium of watercolor will be explored as an ends unto itself as well as a sketching and study medium. This workshop will emphasize all of the fundamentals of good draftsmanship, design, composition, color, value and brush technique as Don and students tackle the plein air landscape. The technical range of the watercolor from wet on wet to dry brush will be demonstrated and discussed daily. He will show how to transform field sketches into successful studio paintings. Those taking the workshop will be encouraged to learn and grow with Don’s fun approach to instructing and painting.
This workshop is designed for the intermediate to advanced painter.
There will be lots of personal attention in this instructional and spirited three day workshop. Learn what it takes to make a painting that looks fresh and painterly. Observing directly from life you will learn how to capture the light and apply paint boldly. Each day will start with a demo and exercises. You will be guided through gestural oil sketches for composition and flow, value tonal sketches to establish the lights and darks, and color mixing exercises. Have fun with Carol in this dynamic workshop!
Paint with ASMA “Fellow” Sergio Roffo along our stunning coastal landscape, Alla Prima approach.
Sergio will focus on the techniques and principles of Plein air painting of coastal marine landscapes. Sergio Roffo is an elected “Fellow” of the American Society of marine Artists, a member of the Guild of Boston artists’, is an Associate Living Master of the ARC Salon and a Copley Master at the Copley Society of Boston. Mr. Roffo has won countless national awards and is widely collected.
Each morning will begin with Sergio discussing the aesthetic issues and
techniques of art as he demonstrates and completes a field study, encouraging the fellow artists to observe. “ Sometimes you learn more by observing and memorizing than actually painting. While I strongly encourage the students to observe my demonstration, they will have to option to paint along side of me.” After the demo students will receive individual personal instruction and encouragement while completing their painting “Alla Prima” (in one sitting).
The objective of this three day course is to sensitize the class to the aspects of outdoor painting, including:
* Learning how to see nature’s details
* Understanding the interplay of light and shadow
* Knowing how to mix the right colors
* Eliminating the fear of outdoor painting
Open to All Levels – Oils Only.
In this 4-day plein air workshop, you will learn that we paint most realistically when we are thinking abstractly. Learn how to reduce the charming scenes of Chatham (including street scenes, marina and beach vistas) to a collection of abstract shapes that, when put together correctly on the canvas, covey the impression of reality. Simplification, editing, re-designing the scene when necessary, attention to light source, and painting quickly will be stressed. A limited palette will be used and much attention will be paid to value. Instructor will demo each morning for the group and will offer individual instruction to each student several times a day. By the final day, students will be able to insert convincing figures into their compositions and approach any subject with confidence.
Kim English’s method of painting is immediate, fast and loose. He encourages students to sketch quickly and accurately,
depicting the gestural figure to be alive and moving in the
environment. In this workshop his daily demonstrations will
show you how to keep your approach fresh and spontaneous yet controlled and accurate while you paint several studies of
the model, practicing this new technique. English will give
plenty of individualized attention to each student while
focusing on the figure in beautiful light filled
atmospheres. Students will be encouraged to get the scene down quickly and not fuss over the details.
Although painting a person in watercolor may seem daunting, it is every bit as approachable as creating a still life or landscape. Ted Nuttall demonstrates the techniques, and instills the confidence to enjoy painting people. Ted will discuss the benefits of photographic reference, as well as how to interpret a photo in order to give life and energy to the subject.
In Ted’s daily demonstrations and presentations, he shares his personal approach to painting – plus he introduces the work of other artists with the objective of inspiring enriched seeing and thinking skills. What’s more, significant time is allowed for one-on-one instruction. In an atmosphere that’s both creative and supportive, Ted encourages, in each participant, a renewed enthusiasm for his or her art – regardless of their skill level.
Bill Farnsworth will teach a 4 day workshop joining two days of Plein Air with two days in the studio.
Students will paint in the field while taking photographs. Back in the studio they can work from their field study’s and photographs. Farnsworth will teach how to “edit in the field” and capture the values and color that a camera can’t see. He will talk about
how to get the most out of their camera through composing, metering, and choosing the right subject. Whether in the studio or in the field, Bill will stress the importance of good shapes, values and color temperature. Every morning he will paint a 1 hour demo to show how to build a successful painting.
Each morning Keys will demonstrate while discussing the skills necessary to create beautiful still life paintings using Alla Prima methods. Day one Daniel and his students will paint still life. Day two and three will be the portrait in the interior environment and Day 4 painting roses. Following each morning’s demo, students will paint from life, still life and portrait, while receiving individual one-on-one instruction. During this intensive course, the students will receive insight into learning to see correctly and develop adeptness in the following areas: composition, drawing, color, value and edges.
Serenity and Solitude will be the focus of this two day workshop. Paint plein air with William Davis and capture the changing season. Students will learn to paint the fall marsh with emphasis on the still water, light and reflection. This plein air workshop will be in the local marshes and at Bill’s studio. Bill will demonstrate each day helping students with plenty of individualized instruction.
We are so happy to once again offer a watercolor workshop with Mary Whyte who has been instructing watercolor workshops at the Creative Arts Center since 2001. Mary Whyte will once again instruct her students in fundamental and advanced approaches to watercolor painting. Demonstrating each day for her class Mary will talk about how color mixing, edges and good composition play into all of her works. The first day of the workshop will be capturing light on the still life and the next two days on capturing light on the figure.
In this four-day workshop, Joe will demonstrate his techniques and explain how to achieve specific effects of light in your paintings. Students love his obvious expertise and his clarity of explanation. He will focus on the prismatic palette and explain his methods for good composition and color use. Students will enjoy painting, en plein air on location, around beautiful & picturesque Chatham. As a teacher and instructor, Joe is generous with his time, guiding and making suggestions, helping each student to a successful outcome. Joseph Paquet has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, Plein Air Magazine and Southwest Art Magazine. He is a signature member of the Plein Air Painters of America and the Salmagundi Club.
Learn to use all the photographic features of your iOS device. This class will cover using your camera app to take pictures and how to share them electronically or even print them out.
The two hour course will utilize the built in apps on your phone so no need to add anything new. Not only we you be able to improve you picture taking skills you will learn how to mange all the photos on your device including pictures that others have sent you.
Printing couldn’t be easier from your phone learn how to use Orleans Camera’s state of the art mobile site that lets you order photos right from your phone and pick them up moments later! Make sure your battery is fully charged. Any iOS device included iPad can be used for this class. No Android or Windows mobile devices can be used in this class.
In the tradition of Sumi-e painting, the artist concentrates mind and spirit in the process of painting, letting the brush and ink do the work to achieve beauty in simple strokes.
You will learn about these ancient traditions, as you practice the basic brushstrokes that comprise the classic subjects of bamboo, orchid and plum. Come have fun and explore this method of painting that is very relaxed, meditative and
*Brushes and Materials included. All levels are welcome.
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 10 4-5;30pm.
Entry Day: Monday, January 4th 9am-12 noon.
Pick-Up: Friday , January 29th 9am-2pm.
A cross sampling of our talented and sophisticated faculty members, representing all mediums :Watercolor , Oils, Acrylics, Ceramics, Sterling Silver Jewelry & Pastels.
Works by Robert Mesrop, Rosalie Nadeau, Steve Kennedy, Mary Alice Eizenberg, Vera Champlin, Odin Smith, Ron Dean, Chelsea Starace, Terry Cetto, Ellen Scott, Doris Mee, Karen North Wells, Alice Mongeau, Marian Strangfeld & Andrea Petitto.
Opening Reception & Awards: Sunday, February 7th 3-5pm.
Entry day: Sunday , January 31st 1pm-4pm
Pick-Up: Sunday, February 28th 1pm-4pm
Co- Sponsored with the Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club, this show is huge; full of exciting and original photography . Our walls are crammed with Art Photography, Black & white and color images displaying a diverse variety of subject matter.
First Place : Diane Jordan ‘Abaco Kaleidoscope’
Second Place: Doug Adams ‘Burmese Portrait’
Third Place: Kim Novino ‘Stormy Day’
Honorable Mentions to: Ruth Hauzinger , Ronna Horwitz Kazarian, Susan Simon,
Milt Williamson, Tony Del Negro, Rob Allen, Chris Brothers, Sanja Momcilovic, Connie Albuquerque, Karen McDevitt, Nancy Bloom, Don Fleet, Ellen Burke, Michelle Singleton & Jessie Mechling. Congratulations to all award winners.
Opening Reception and awards: Sunday March 6 4-5;30 pm.
Drop off: Monday February 29 9am-12 noon.
Pick up : Monday April 4th 9am-2pm.
Open Monday through Friday 9am-4pm.
The Members’ Exhibition is an interesting sampling of works across the board . Contributing working and professional artists, along with lay members and our faculty provide a fantastic range of styles and mediums.
Domonic Boreffi was our juror and presented awards to the following artists:-
First Place Oil/Acrylic: Bow to The Wind, acrylic by William Burnham
Skillfully done and sets a tranquil mood, fantastic color palette.
Second Place Oil/Acrylic: Brilliant Day, oil by Peg Lo Presto
First Place Watercolor: On The Shore, watercolor by Joseph Forjan
Wonderful composition and depth; the application on board is unique.
Second Place Watercolor: Main Street, Wellfleet, watercolor by Tom Steiner
First Place 3-D: Art Glass in Shades of Green by John Best
I loved the various shapes and color, also the unexpected scale.
Second Place 3-D: Pre’ pare La Toilette by Hiram Ball, cold cast bronze
First Place Other 2-D: Chase Park, photo by Jennifer Stello
Tranquil place, reminded me of a classic painting from 1880’s Boston/ New England, beautifully done.
Second Place Other 2-D: Autumn Delight, pastel by Betsy Payne Cook
Honorable Mention: Halibut Point, oil by Joan Lockhart
Honorable Mention: Janice Reading, acrylic by Michael Pina
Honorable Mention: Curtains to Winter watercolor by Ann Hart
Honorable Mention: Evening Commute, mixed media by Martha Fuentes
Honorable Mention: Shadows, photo by Robin Litwin
Honorable Mention: Stone Flowers, sculpture by Chris Young
Opening Reception Sunday April 17th 4pm-5:30pm.
Entry Day : Monday April 4th 9am-12noon.
Pick-Up: Friday April 29th 9am-2pm.
All students of weekly classes and workshops 2015-2016 are eligible and encouraged to submit two 2d pieces ,or three 3d pieces.
No entry fee, no jurying. Everything submitted will be displayed.
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.
Opening Reception: Friday May 6th 5:00-6:30 pm.
Entry Day : Monday, May 2nd 9am-2pm.
Pick-Up: May 27th 9am-2pm.
Representing multi dimensional fields of works, this is an opportunity to explore the variety and scope of 3D artworks. Metal, Wood, Marble, Glass, Stone, Wire and found objects.
Opening Reception & Awards: Sunday June 5th 4-5:30 pm.
Entry Day: Tuesday May 31st 9am-2pm
Pick-Up: Tuesday June 28th, 9am-2pm.
From the enormously talented pool of Artists on Cape Cod, this Exhibition showcases works across the spectrum. Our Invitational draws Artists from the Bridge to Race Point, and is always sophisticated and exciting, with new artists contributing to the variety of work on exhibit.
Entry Day: Wednesday June 29th 9am-2pm.
Pick-Up : Tuesday July 5th, 9am-12pm.
Prepare to find a bargain! Original Art, Pottery , Jewelry, Prints, Cards, Sculpture, Metalwork, Supplies and more. Rock bottom prices on beautiful works by our members.
Opening Reception & Awards: Saturday July 9th 6-7:30 pm
Entry Day: Tuesday July 5th, 9- 2pm.
Pick- Up: Monday August 1st 9-2pm.
Twenty One in Truro is a group of professional Women Artists who have convened for 16 years at an annual retreat where they paint, discuss art and compare techniques. Featuring works by Heather Blume,LaVerne Christopher, Michele Dangelo, Jane Eccles, Maryalice Eizenberg, Sarah Feilding-Gunn, Susan A. Hollis, Jane Lincoln, Jerre Moriarty, Rosalie Nadeau, Kate Nelson, Carol Odell, Julie Olander, Suzanne M. Packer, JoAnn Ritter, M’Lou Sorrin, Lorraine Trenholm, Christie Velesig, Martine Jore, Linda Young and Joyce Zavorskas.
Opening Reception; Friday August 5th 4:30-6pm
Entry Day: Monday , August 1st 9am-2pm.
Pick-Up: Monday August 29th 9am-2pm.
The Printmakers of Cape Cod is a collective of artists involved in this age old craft. Representing oil- and water-based monotype, woodcut, etching, and viscosity printmaking, a display that is sure to be fresh and stimulating.
Chase Park, Cross Street, Chatham, a short walk from Main Street downtown. Open daily 10am-5pm.
The Premier Summer Arts Event in Chatham attended annually by thousands of visitors.
Gourmet food trucks, Children’s Art & Craft Tent and activities ensure a fun day out for the whole family.
Our 45th year of showcasing Over 120 Fine Artisans and Crafts people presenting hand crafted items, original sculptural pieces, artwork, jewelry, fabric, fashion and more. Entry by donation.
Opening Reception : Friday, September 2nd 5pm-6:30pm.
Entry day : Monday, August 29th 9am-2pm.
Pick -Up: Tuesday, October 4th 9am-2pm.
Always a stunning and diverse display , this exhibition features work by invited artists from the Bridge to Race Point- Hiram Ball, Joan Brancale, D.Robert Brebbia, Beth Brehmer, Tilda Bystrom, Eileen Casey, Vera Champlin, Ed Chesnovitch, John Clayton, Peter Coes, Shawn Dahlstrom, Jane Eccles, Kathy Edmonston, Maryalice Eizenberg, Jack Garver, Maura Ghedini, Ann Hart, James Holland, Susan Hollis, David Kelley, Kely Knowles, Steve Kennedy, Ruth Leech, Jane Lincoln, William J Maloney, Doris Mee, Dale Michaels Wade, Mary Moquin, Alice Mongeau, Todd Montanaro, Rosalie Nadeau, Ginny Nickerson, Karen North Wells, Ken Northup, Carol Odell, Hillary Osborne, Suzanne Packer, Betsy Payne Cook, Barbara Quinn-Grasso, Sherry Rhyno, JoAnn Ritter, Doug Rugh, Paul Schulenberg, Odin Smith, Claudia Smith-Jacobs, Marian Strangfeld, Christie Velesig, Laurel Wilson, Karol Wyckoff and Joyce Zavorskas.
Sparkling Reception & Sale : September 17th 5pm-6:30 pm.
Pick -Up: Tuesday , October 4th 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.
Calling all Plein Air Artists!
Fourth Annual Chatham Sparkles….
Mark your calendars: Saturday September 17th.
Rain or Shine…Come to the Center between 8 & 9am, pick up a balloon and info, find a local spot to set up your easel and Paint! We will direct the public to your location from the Center.
Bring your framed piece back to display at the Center for a Sparkling Reception from 5-7pm with Prosecco provided by Chatham Light Liquors and Chocolates from the Candy Manor!
This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase the freshest of original local scenic art by some very talented artists.
Entry day: Wednesday ,October 5th 9am-2pm
Pick-Up: Tuesday, October 11th 9am-2pm.
A wonderful opportunity to purchase original Art, Jewelry,Pottery, Books & Art supplies at ridiculously low prices.
Opening Reception & Awards: Sunday, October 16th 4-5:30pm
Entry Day: Tuesday, October 11 9am-2pm
Pick-up day :Friday, November 18, 9am-12 noon
Entry Day: Monday, November 21st 9am-12 noon.
Pick -Up: Wednesday, December 14 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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The Creative Arts Center
154 Crowell Road
Chatham, Massachusetts 02633
(The Creative Arts Center Membership Year is from January 1 to December 31)
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