The Chelsea Art Society is over 100 years old, and consists of a Membership of around 100 practising painters and sculptors. Although not all of the Members live and work in Chelsea, many have connections with this beautiful part of London, and the Society holds its annual open exhibition at the Chelsea Old Town Hall in Kings Road. This year, 2020, the exhibition will be open from 18-22 June.
The annual exhibition is an extraordinary showcase of artistic talent, for Members and non-members alike, and the range and number of pieces on show is perhaps second only to the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition.
Friends of CAS are invited once a year to the Friends’ party – this year (see above) the date and venue have yet to be confirmed and all CAS Friends will be notified. There they will have the chance to see work in progress by several CAS Members and to enjoy a connection with the art and artists that make the Society what it is.
Friends are invited to the Private View of the annual open exhibition, where they receive free catalogues. They are also invited to participate, 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.
Friendship of the CAS is a way of supporting a local, not-for-profit arts organisation which promotes the values of good representational and non-figurative work, as well as helping young artists to get started in their careers. The annual subscription for Friendship is set at £20 as a minimum, but there is nothing to stop Friends paying more should they wish to do so – as a Society we need funds to help ensure that this much-loved and long-standing institution lasts another 100 years in its Chelsea home.
Dates for Friends’ Sketching day
To be announced shortly. Free for all paid up friends. Join as a Friend now and you will have the opportunity to sketch alongside one of our Members.
As stated above, with Friends membership comes automatic entry into our Prize Draw to win a work of art donated by one of our Members. The CAS Friends’ party will be set to take place before the June exhibition, ( all details to be advised ), and there the lucky winner will be announced.