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Madison Art Society’s 47th Annual Juried Exhibition and Sale 2022


Best in Show, Eileenn Eder winner of the Helen & Jack Davis Memorial Award.


Board members of the Madison Art Society have planned an exciting shoreline cultural event, bringing local artists, art enthusiasts, and the community together to view the accepted works at the Madison Art Society’s 47th Annual Juried Exhibition and Sale. The highly selective juried show may be viewed at the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, from May 3rd through June 3rd, 2022. The exhibit, which showcases over 80 original works by local artists, is free and open to the public during library hours. The show includes a variety of media including oils, watercolors, acrylics, and pastels.


This year’s opening reception and award presentation will take place on Thursday, May 5th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The reception will be a Cinco De Mayo fiesta with Mexican food and margaritas. All are welcome to attend the opening to view the artwork, enjoy tasty nibbles, and to meet the artists. It is a fun social event and is free and open to the public. MAS president Hilary Griffin notes, “The Madison Art Society has so many wonderful and hardworking volunteers who strive to bring art to Madison and to share it with the shoreline community. The opening reception on May 5th is sure to be a great evening with food and drinks and the opportunity to appreciate the work of so many talented local artists.”


A juried exhibition is a collection of fine art which is selected by a juror from artists’ submissions. It is a competitive process, and this year’s juried show includes the finest artwork chosen from the Madison Art Society’s 250 members and from Connecticut artists. Generous sponsors have donated over $4000 in prizes which will be awarded at this year’s exhibition, which was juried by Frank Bruckmann.


Bruckmann discovered painting in his 20's, and studied at the DuCret School of Art, NJ, Art Students League, NY, Ecole de Beaux Arts, France, and Paris American Academy, Paris. His work has won numerous awards including the Grumbacher Medal Award, The Elizabeth Prast Award, and the Weiss Sisters Award. Bruckmann's gallery representations include New Haven's prominent Kehler Liddell Gallery and the Lupin Gallery of Monhegan, Maine. His artwork is included in many American and international collections. A resident of Westville, CT, Bruckmann enjoys painting the beauty of New England’s shoreline and capturing the bucolic landscapes of Pennsylvania and Vermont. He notes, “During fair weather I follow the sun and paint when the light is just right. Studio work with live models and varied subject matter keep me busy when winter comes to New England, spending many evenings painting through the night. In the quiet of night, I enter a flow of creativity, a state of exhilarating productivity. Painting is the way I interact with the world, to explain who I am.”


All are invited to appreciate the artwork on display in this year’s show, and to enjoy a fun evening on May 5th for the opening reception. The exhibition also may be viewed online on the MAS’s website, madisonartsocietyct.org. The artwork in this year’s 47th Annual Juried Exhibition and Sale is available for purchase. The MAS provides exhibition opportunities for artists of all levels and has held numerous well-attended art shows at the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library. For more information and to view the show online, please visit madisonartsocietyct.org

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