Nov
29
to Dec 11

Holiday & Small Works Sale + Kids Lighthouses

Looking for a unique gift? We have a huge selection of small original art, sterling silver jewelry, pottery, handmade items, cards and much more on display; all made locally by our members.

Children can make holiday Candy Lighthouses for free on the Fri Nov 29th from 9am-4pm & Sat Nov 30th from 9am-3pm. The holiday sale continues thru Wed Dec 11 during normal business hours which are M-F 9am-4pm and Sat 10-2.


FOR ARTISTS WHO WANT TO PARTICIPATE

Dates: Opening Friday, November 29 10am-4pm & Saturday, November 30, 10am-3pm

Continuing through December 11, 9am-4pm daily

Entry day: Monday, November 25, 10am-2pm.       Fee: $10

Pick-up: Thursday, December 12, 10am-2pm

RULES

  • Membership must be current

  • Inventory sheet required, items should be marked with name & price

  • $10 entry fee for the lot

  • Small works image area should be 10x12 or smaller. Small works must be framed, wired & suitable for hanging

DOWNLOAD INVENTORY SHEET

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49th Annual Festival of the Arts- Aug 14, 15, & 16
Aug
14
to Aug 16

49th Annual Festival of the Arts- Aug 14, 15, & 16

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!

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Chatham Sparkles
Oct
12
5:30 PM17:30

Chatham Sparkles

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, 9am 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.

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Members' Event
Sep
22
4:00 PM16:00

Members' Event

Thank you Members Event!
Sunday, September 22nd 4-6pm Catered by Chatham Perk Wine & Beer Music by Seabreeze

Come Celebrate 50 Years with us! All Members (and their Plus one) are Invited

(Limited Space....sign up early to make sure you get a space!)

RSVP Today! 508 945 3583

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48th Annual Festival of the Arts- Aug 16, 17 & 18
Aug
16
to Aug 18

48th Annual Festival of the Arts- Aug 16, 17 & 18

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!

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All Work Square Opening Reception
Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

All Work Square Opening Reception

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.

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38th Annual Sacrifice Art Sale
Jul
5
to Jul 6

38th Annual Sacrifice Art Sale

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

  1. All Members are eligible to participate. Membership must be current.

  2. $10 fee for all that are entered. CAC may limit amount of items as needed! Donated items can be submitted free of charge.

  3. Eligible items include:

    • Paintings (do not need frame, only pieces suitable for hanging will be displayed on walls)

    • Pottery

    • Jewelry

    • Frames

    • Art books

    • Art Supplies

  4. 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.

  5. Please drop off and pick up on designated days.

  6. 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.

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All Cape Art Show Opening Reception
Jun
2
4:00 PM16:00

All Cape Art Show Opening Reception

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.

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Frida Kahlo Lecture
May
16
10:00 AM10:00

Frida Kahlo Lecture

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.

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Monet Lecture with Beth Stein
Mar
8
10:00 AM10:00

Monet Lecture with Beth Stein

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. 

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French Pastels Bus Trip to MFA Boston
Jan
4
9:00 AM09:00

French Pastels Bus Trip to MFA Boston

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
Both- $75/$65/member

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June Blooms
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

June Blooms

Garden Tour- 10am-4pm
Reception-5-6:30pm
8 gardens to Tour

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by cash or check at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham!

Open to All Artists!
If you would like to be a featured artist who paints in a garden please call us at 508-945-3583!

 

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Robin Litwin- Intro to Encaustic Painting Demo
May
23
10:30 AM10:30

Robin Litwin- Intro to Encaustic Painting Demo

Free of Charge, Bring Donation to Food Pantry of Cape Cod

 

DEMO: WED, MAY 23 10:30am

 

CLASS:

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. 

                                                            SIGN UP FOR CLASS HERE

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Beth Stein Lecture on Norman Rockwell
May
11
1:00 PM13:00

Beth Stein Lecture on Norman Rockwell

$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. 

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