The Madison Art Society will conduct its 36th Annual Juried Exhibition and Sale at Madison’s E. C. Scranton Memorial Library May 2–27, 2011.
The annual juried art exhibit is open to all Connecticut artists, including the society’s 240+ members. More than 300 works of art are expected to be juried for inclusion in the show with up to 100 chosen for display. The juror is well-known artist and lecturer, Jerry Caron, a former member of the Lyme College of Fine Arts, where he served as faculty adviser to the board of trustees and dean of students. Jerry will be conducting an oil painting demonstration for the public on Sunday, May 15 at 1:30 p.m at the Scranton Memorial Library.
The public is invited to attend the opening reception Friday, May 6, 5–7 pm. at the Scranton Memorial Library Community Room. At the open house reception, awards are presented to artists that were selected by Jerry Caron, the juror. Cash, gift certificates, and services have traditionally been donated by local and shoreline businesses and merchants as prizes for the winning artists.
Beverly A. Schirmeier, the society’s president, said, “We are most fortunate to be in an environment and community where art is considered to be an important factor in the town’s cultural profile. We also appreciate our continued relationship with the Scranton Library where our activities are held. Our artists donate ten percent of the proceeds of any sold works to the library to demonstrate our appreciation. In recent years we have donated approximately $11,000 to the library and are pleased to do so.” We encourage the public to attend the show and to support our local artists.