Artists Paint Plein Air In & Around Chatham. Stop by and watch the pros work. The Art will be on display for sale later that evening at the Creative Arts Center. The reception will feature Prosecco and hors d'oeuvres, all are welcome!
Plein Air Painting- Saturday, October 12th, 8am until Early Afternoon
Watch for the Red Balloons and Artists Around Town!
That Evening, A Sparkling Reception 5:30- 7pm
The work will be on Display until Monday October 14th.
Our Festival is Cape Cod's Premier Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, showcasing beautiful work. We have a wonderful variety of 120 artisans exhibiting at the show.
Exhibitors from around the country showcase one of a kind pieces including clothing, jewelry, fine woodworking, art, ceramics, graphics, metalwork, glass and much more. Delicious food trucks and an ice cream van are conveniently located in the center of the green to ensure your energy to keep exploring!
The Children’s tent features fun activities as always, including face painting. Chase Park is a short walk off Main Street, with a free shuttle bus to bring you directly to the entrance of the Festival from the Parking lot at the Creative Arts Center and behind the Community Center on Route 28.
We'll see you this summer for another amazing Festival of the Arts!
All Subjects, All Mediums, All Square!
Show is open to all, both Members & Non-members, All Mediums, Juried for inclusion and awards. The dimensions of work must be square. All subject matter acceptable (still life, landscape, abstract…). Come to the opening reception on Sunday July 14 from 4-5:30pm. All Welcome, refreshments will be served.
2 DAYS ONLY! Friday July 5, 9am-4pm & Saturday July 6, 9am-2pm
A fantastic opportunity to purchase original artwork from our members such as oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, photography, pottery, jewelry, art supplies, frames, and much more at low prices. Be sure to stop by early for the best selection!
Entry day: Wednesday, July 3, 10am-2pm
Pick-up: Monday, July 8, 10am-2pm
SACRIFICE ART SALE GUIDELINES
All Members are eligible to participate. Membership must be current.
$10 fee for all that are entered. CAC may limit amount of items as needed! Donated items can be submitted free of charge.
Eligible items include:
Paintings (do not need frame, only pieces suitable for hanging will be displayed on walls)
An inventory list must be included. Please use inventory sheet (downloadable pdf) provided through the link below or through the weekly email. Each piece should be marked on the front with a number, price, and your name.
Please drop off and pick up on designated days.
Members will receive a 70% of the price. The Creative Arts Center will retain 30%.
PRICES SHOULD REFLECT THE SPIRIT OF A SACRIFICE SALE AND SHOULD BE DISCOUNTED FROM REGULAR PRICING.
Join us on Friday June 21st at 10am for an Oil Painting demo with world renowned painter Daniel Keys. The demo is $20 member/$25 nonmember. All Welcome, continental breakfast will be served, seats are limited. Call 508-945-3583 or click to sign up today!
From the enormously talented pool of Artists on Cape Cod, this Exhibition showcases works across the spectrum. All mediums, all subjects and $1,500 in prizes will be awarded. Show will be judged for inclusion and awards.
Reception is Sunday June 2 from 4-5:30pm. All Welcome, refreshments will be served.
Listen to Art Historian Beth Stein lecture on the influence of Mexican folk art on Kahlo’s work and life
Like many artists in Mexico City’s vibrant intellectual circles, Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) avidly collected traditional Mexican folk art—arte popular—as a celebration of indigenous and mestizo cultures. She drew inspiration from these objects, seizing on their political significance after the Mexican Revolution and incorporating their visual and material qualities into her now iconic paintings.
Following the recent acquisition of Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia) (1928), this is the MFA’s first exhibition on Frida Kahlo. It tightly focuses on Kahlo’s lasting engagements with arte popular, exploring how her passion for objects such as decorated ceramics, embroidered textiles, papier-mâché effigies, and devotional retablo paintings shaped her own artistic practice. A selection of Kahlo’s paintings—including important loans from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin—is brought together with representative examples of arte popular. Bringing fresh attention to Kahlo as an ambitious, ever-evolving painter, this exhibition also opens broader discussions about the influences of anonymous folk artists on famed modern painters.
Then, on Wednesday May 22 we will take a Bus trip to the MFA to see the exhibit.
Lecture: Friday, March 8th, 10-11:30am
$15 member/$20 non-member
CLAUDE MONET: IMPRESSIONIST COLOR and LIGHT
Claude Monet was a key figure in the Impressionist movement that transformed French painting in the second half of the nineteenth century. Throughout his long career, Monet depicted the landscape and leisure activities of Paris and its environs. He led the way to twentieth-century modernism by developing a unique style that strove to capture on canvas the very act of perceiving nature - by observing the variations of color and light caused by daily or seasonal changes. Color, texture, and the moods they could produce assumed as great an importance in his work as the paintings' subject - a cathedral, haystack, or his beloved water lilies. His unparalleled public appeal has sustained his reputation as one of the most significant and popular figures in the modern Western painting tradition. Come learn as BETH STEIN explores the life and iconic works of this prolific and extraordinary artist.
We will be taking a bus trip to MFA on Friday Jan 4th to see the exhibit. A pastel is rarely exhibited due to the fragility of the powdery pigment and the light sensitivity of the paper used to display it. During the late 19th century, some of the most famous avant-garde artists in France and beyond took up pastels, including Cassatt, Degas, Manet, Millet, Monet, Pissarro, Redon, and Renoir. They captured the fleeting moment, the passing effects of light and weather, delicate blossoms that might soon fade in these most exquisite pieces.
These very special works of art that are part of the current exhibition “French Pastels: Treasures from the Vault” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Presentation only- $30/$25/member
Bus trip only- $60/$55/member
Come listen to Art Historian Beth Stein lecture on French Pastels on Thursday Dec 13th from 10am-12pm.
Following the lecture we will be taking a bus trip to MFA on Friday Jan 4th to see the exhibit.
Presentation only- $30/$25/member
Bus trip only- $60/$55/member
Free of Charge, Bring Donation to Food Pantry of Cape Cod
DEMO: WED, MAY 23 10:30am
MONDAY & TUESDAY, JUNE 18 & 19: 9:30AM-1PM
2 DAYS- $90 MEMBER/$110 NON-MEMBER
Learn something new and exciting in this 2 day workshop. Beeswax, resin and pigment are combined, heated and applied to create encaustic paintings. Robin will walk you thru the steps and show you the techniques. All materials included.
$20/ $15 member
Norman Rockwell was an ‘American Original’. He was one of our most beloved artists, capturing some of our deepest emotions on canvas. He produced some of the most iconic and uplifting images of any American artist. Yet, he was not the “Norman” he appeared to be - he was a complicated individual, whose private life in no way reflected what appeared on his canvases. He also became controversial and politically active in the latter part of his career. Underlying every painting of Rockwell is the belief in the power of storytelling. Come hear the story of Norman Rockwell as told through the power of his art.
Art Demos, Kids activities & more! See our Galleries, Painting, Pottery & Jewelry Studios!
Faculty Art Demonstrations
· Vera Champlin, Watercolor 10-11:30am
· Rosalie Nadeau, Oil 11:30-1pm
· Ron Dean – Raku Fire 10-1pm
· Childrens Craft 10-12:30pm
All Welcome - Free Admission. We will be collecting Food Items for The Family Pantry of Cape Cod.