This information was provided by the Madison Art Society:
The Madison Art Society will hold its 37th Annual Juried Exhibition and Sale at Madison’s E. C. Scranton Memorial Library April 30 through June 1, 2012. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Sunday, May 6 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
On Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., the public is also invited to attend a poetry reception where poems inspired by the art work will be read by the Guilford Poets Guild. The exhibit is open to all Connecticut artists, including the more than 250 members of the society.
The juror for the show is well-known Connecticut plein air painter David Lussier. Up to 100 works of art will be featured and will be available for sale.
Questions about the show can be directed to the show chairs: Denise Casey at 203 - 453-1609, Marge Casey 203- 909-8749 or Sandy Kensler at 203-421-5708.
Cash awards and gift certificates have traditionally been generously 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 area’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 works that are sold to the library to demonstrate our appreciation for the library’s hospitality and its staff over these many years. In recent years we have donated more than $12,650 to the library and are pleased to do so."
Five percent is also donated to the Shoreline Alliance for the Arts visual arts scholarship for high school students.