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.
2016 Exhibition Dates Announced
Dates for the 2016 Exhibition are as follows:
|Monday June 13th||Handing in day - 8:30am to 3:00pm|
|Tuesday June 14th||Cataloguing and hanging|
|Thursday June 16th||Open to public
Private View and Opening of Exhibition
|Monday June 20th||Exhibition Closes
Handing out of unsold work
2015 Exhibition Prize Winners
Congratulations to all those who have won prizes at the 68th Open Exhibition of the CAS.
Left to Right: John Killens, Oliver Bull, Patricia Barker, James Mathews, Jennifer Golding, Luke Martineau, Alex Fowler. The Deputy Mayoress, Danny Lyon, Lucinda Stephens and Chris Burbridge
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.
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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April 2014 - The Chelsea Art Society proudly announces a new President Luke Martineau - Download PDF.