Founded in 1910, The Chelsea Art Society is the oldest and sole survivor of the many art groups that blossomed in the area around that period. Rossetti and Turner began the trend to settle in Chelsea in the mid 19th Century, followed by Whistler, Sickert, Augustus John and John Singer Sargent. Amongst the group was Sir James Dromgole Linton, a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy and an Honorary member of the Scottish Water Colour Society. He chose Chelsea as the place to found an art group to exhibit annually.
Wedlake Bell Sponsor 2015 Exhibition
We are delighted to announce that the law firm Wedlake Bell are to sponsor the Chelsea Art Society’s 68th annual Open Exhibition, and will host a private party on Wednesday June 17th at the Town Hall. We look forward to an enduring and mutually beneficial relationship with Wedlake Bell.
Antoine Simoneau kindly supply wine
We are pleased to announce that Antoine Simoneau have kindly offered to supply the wine for the Private Views of this year’s Chelsea Art Society Open Exhibition.
2015 Exhibition - Call for Entries
We are now seeking entries for the 2015 exhibition, which will be held at the Town Hall, Kings Road, Chelsea, from Thursday June 18th to Monday June 22nd. To download the application form please fill out our Online form.
Please note that if you have submitted works before or have even requested forms with a valid email address, forms will be emailed to you at the end of April. There is no need to request forms again.
Dates for the 2015 Exhibition are as follows:
|Monday June 15th||Handing in|
|Tuesday June 16th||Cataloguing and hanging|
|Wednesday June 17th||Wedlake Bell Private Party - Strictly by invitation only - 6pm to 8.30pm|
|Thursday June 18th||Open to public 10am to 6pm
Private View and Opening of Exhibition - 6pm to 8.30pm
|Friday June 19th||Open to public - 10am to 7pm|
|Saturday June 20th||Open to public - 10am to 7pm
Children’s art session and competition - 10am to 12.30pm
Abel Kesteven monotype demonstration and workshop - 3.30pm
|Sunday June 21st||Open to Public - 10am to 5pm|
|Monday June 22nd||Open to Public - 10am to 2pm
Handing out - 3pm to 7pm
One of the greatest strengths of the Society is that it offers a number of prizes for both paintings and sculpture, and is therefore able to encourage and support new talent and less well-known artists. We offer 9 prizes in total, across a number of disciplines and themes. View last year’s prize winners here.
The Julian Barrow Prize for a Painting
This year we are delighted to announce the creation of a new prize in honour of our late President, Julian Barrow. The Julian Barrow Prize for a Painting, worth £500, will be awarded on a certain theme each year. The theme for 2015 will be travel. We are indebted to Serena Barrow for her sponsorship of this wonderful new prize, the winner of which she will select from the 2015 Exhibition. Please note that as with all our prizes, only non-members are eligible.
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