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.

2017 Exhibition Details    2017 Exhibition Catalogue and Index now available.

Dates for the Chelsea Art Society 2017 Open Exhibition:

Due to the refurbishment of Chelsea Old Town Hall, we have had to move the exhibition to dates in October, as follows:

Monday October 23rd Handing in day - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Tuesday October 24th Cataloguing and hanging
Thursday October 26th Open to public- 10am to 6pm
Private View and Opening of Exhibition - 6pm
Friday October 27th Open to public - 10am to 7pm
Lunchtime painting demonstration by one of our members
Children’s Art Competition handing-in day, 10am to 5pm. A4 drawings on the theme of 'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness', one drawing per child.
Saturday October 28th Open to public - 10am to 7pm
Children’s art trail 2pm to 4pm. Winners of Children’s Art Competition announced at 4pm
Sunday October 29th Open to Public - 10am to 5pm
Monday October 30th Open to Public - 10am to 2pm
Exhibition Closes
Handing out of unsold work - 3pm

2017 Art Exhibition Opening Night

Dates for Friends’ Sketching day

To be announced shortly. Free for all paid up friends. Join as a Friend now to have the opportunity to sketch alongside one of our members. With Friends membership comes automatic entry into our Prize Draw to win a work of art donated by one of our members, also an invitation to the Friends’ party in May, to be held at the London Sketch Club, where the lucky winner will be announced.

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The Wedlake Bell Prize for a Young Artist

Congratulations to Ali Boggis-Rolfe, winner of The Wedlake Bell Award for a Young Artist 2016.
This prize, worth £1000, is open to all exhibiting artists, members and non-members alike, who are under the age of 35 on handing-in day.

2016 Exhibition Prize Winners

Congratulations to all those who have won prizes at the 69th Open Exhibition of the CAS.

Ali Boggis-Rolfe, David Sawyer, John Walsom, Lucille Cranwell, Justine Lois Thorpe, Chris Burbidge, Jonathan Hateley, Patricia Barker, Cecile Grant, Alex Hirtzel-Musker

See full details of the 2016 Chelsea Arts Exhibition
2016 exhibition page

New Members

Congratulations to the following who have all been elected to membership of the Chelsea Art Society:

Caroline Atkins
Alice Boggis-Rolfe
Amanda Coleman
Stewart Ganley
Julia Hawkins
Fran Howard
Romanos Moukarzel
Katerina Porter

More about the Society

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