Thursday 20th April 2017

Membership News

Congratulations to Jean Kegel whom we welcome as a new sculpture member of the Chelsea Art Society.

We also welcome Ali Boggis-Rolfe and John Killens onto the Council. Many thanks to Michael Alford and John Stillman for their work on the Council over the past few years.

Thursday 10th March 2016

Wedlake Bell Logo .

The Wedlake Bell Prize for a Young Artist

We are pleased to announce a new prize this year, kindly donated by our sponsor Wedlake Bell. This generous prize, worth £1000, will be awarded to an artist aged 35 yrs or under on June 13th 2016 whose submitted work demonstrates outstanding ability, dedication or potential. The aim of the Wedlake Bell Prize for a Young Artist is to stimulate submissions by younger artists to the Chelsea Art Society’s annual Open Exhibitions and to offer encouragement in the early stages of an artist’s career. If you are under 35 yrs of age and would like to be considered for this prize please state this clearly on your submission form when delivering your work.

Other prizes on offer include the Julian Barrow Prize for a Painting which is worth £500. This year there is no designated theme for this prize- which will be donated, selected and awarded by Serena Barrow.

We also have prizes for sculpture, watercolour, printmaking and for a picture on the subject of London.

Tuesday 3rd March 2015

CAS Members News

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We are pleased to announce the setting up of a members’ news page on facebook. This page is a notice board for all members of the society, so that they can advertise forthcoming or current exhibitions, awards and other achievements.

Visit the Members' News Page

Monday 2nd March 2015

Julian Barrow Prize for a Painting - the theme in 2015 will be Travel

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, and generously funded by Serena Barrow, will be awarded on a certain theme each year. The theme for 2015 will be Travel. Julian was a dedicated travel painter, well-known for his pictures of India, America and elsewhere, and we are thrilled that Serena Barrow will choose the winning entry from the 2015 Exhibition.

Monday 2nd March 2015

Children’s drawing session and competition - Saturday 20th June

Adebanji Alade and Louise Diggle have kindly agreed to run a drawing session at the Exhibition on Saturday June 20th from 10am to 12.30pm. Other members including CAS President Luke Martineau will also be present.

You are warmly invited to bring your families to the Exhibition, where children will be encouraged to get inspired by the work on show and pick up their pencils (we will provide paper and pencils but you are welcome to bring your own). An amazing opportunity to get some expert tips on sketching and observational drawing from practising artists. At 12.30 we will offer you a drink while the best picture will be selected for a prize consisting of art materials or a voucher.

Monday 2nd March 2015

CAS painting trip to Venice in March 2015

CAS President Luke Martineau, together with Louise Diggle, Christopher Miers, Alice Hall and Susie Elliott, are heading off to La Serenissima to find inspiration amongst the canals and campanili. Some of the fruits of their labours will be on show at the Exhibition in June. Wish them luck!

Wednesday 9th April 2014

New President Luke Martineau

New President Luke Martineau

The Chelsea Art Society proudly announces a new President for 2014 – renowned London-based artist, Luke Martineau. Born in 1970, he was educated at Eton before gaining a First in English and Modern Languages at Oxford. He studied at The Heatherley School of Fine Art before beginning to paint professionally in the 1990s. This versatile painter, whose output encompasses portraiture, landscape, still life and illustration, takes over from Julian Barrow, who died suddenly in 2013.

Wednesday 11th September 2013

OBIT Julian Barrow

Julian Barrow

1939 - 2013

It is with enormous sadness that we pass on the news that Julian Barrow - who had served as the Chelsea Art Society's President for the last 23 years - died suddenly on Tuesday the 3rd of September 2013.

Julian had been a long standing and enthusiastic member of the Society and his generous input will be much missed.

Click below to read tributes printed in The Times and Daily Telegraph.

The Times
The Daily Telegraph