Welcome

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.


The Chelsea Art Society’s Annual Open Exhibition 2019

Dates for the 2019 Exhibition:

Now that the Chelsea Old Town Hall refurbishment is complete we are delighted that this year’s exhibition will be held in our traditional month of June

Monday June 10th Handing in day - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Tuesday June 11th Cataloguing and hanging
Thursday June 13th Open to public- 10am to 6pm
Private View and Opening of Exhibition - 6pm
Friday June 14th Open to public- 10am to 7pm
Workshop and/or demonstration to be confirmed
Saturday June 15th Open to public- 10am to 7pm
Sunday June 16th Open to Public - 10am to 5pm
Monday June 17th Open to Public - 10am to 2pm
Exhibition Closes
Handing out of sold and unsold work - 3pm

Registration will be opened in April and artists will be given the details.

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The Wedlake Bell Prize for a Young Artist

Congratulations to Christabel Forbes, winner of The Wedlake Bell Award for a Young Artist 2018.
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.


2018 Annual Open Exhibition Catalogue

List of Painters 2018
Paintings 2018

List of Sculptors 2018
Sculptures 2018

List of Print Makers 2018
Prints 2018

2018 Exhibition Details

Registration for the  Chelsea Art Society's  2018 Annual  Open Exhibition is now closed.


2018 Exhibition Prize Winners

Congratulations to all those who won prizes at the 2018 Open Exhibition of the CAS.

Christabel Forbes - The Wedlake Bell Award for a Young Artist
Nick Hebditch - The Julian Barrow Award for a Painting
Caroline Lees - AGNES REEVE MEMORIAL AWARD FOR A PAINTING OF LONDON:
Gabrielle Moulding - GWEN MANDLEY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR A WATERCOLOUR
Paul Gildea - GREEN & STONE AWARD FOR AN OIL PAINTING
Javier de la Rosa - TIRANTI AWARD FOR A YOUNG SCULPTOR
Paul McPhater - C.A.S. AWARD FOR A SCULPTURE BY A NON-MEMBER
Patricia Barker - SCULPTORS' OWN AWARD FOR A MEMBER
Cecile Grant - HEATHERLEYS AWARD FOR DRAWING
Sally Loughridge - C.A.S. Award for a Print

See full details of the 2017 Chelsea Arts Exhibition
2018 exhibition page


Chelsea Art Society Friends

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 the autumn, at the London Sketch Club, the September 2019 date to be confirmed, where the lucky winner will be announced.

CAS Friends are invited to the Private View of the annual exhibition, where they receive a free catalogue. They are also invited to participate, should they wish to do so, in the organisation and stewarding of the exhibition. This is the Society's busiest moment, and all help is very much welcomed: it is a chance to get involved in an iconic and collaborative event in the heart of Chelsea, which brings together people of all ages and all walks of life.

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.

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More about the Society

Read more about the Society, its history and current activities

Browse details of the last year's Exhibition