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.
Submitting a work for the 2013 Exhibition
Interested in submitting work for the 2013 exhibition? Please send an email to
containing the subject line '2013 Entry Forms'. Forms for non-members will be emailed in early May. Handing in day is Monday June 17th. Alternatively if you do not have access to email, please send your postal address to CAS, 50 Bowerdean Street, London SW6 3TW.
If you have a query, please use the above email address or phone 020-7731-3121.
Read more about the Society, its history and current activities
The Chelsea Art Society's 66th Annual Open Art Exhibition takes place between the 20th and 24th June 2013 at the Chelsea Old Town Hall. During the exhibition, over 500 paintings and sculptures from both established and aspiring artists alike were on view, covering a
wide variety of styles including figurative, abstract, oil, watercolour, print and sculpture. The wide range and extremely high standard of work on display reflects both in the large number of buyers and visitors who attended this popular and successful exhibition.