Welcome

Founded in 1910, The Chelsea Art Society is the oldest and sole survivor of the many art groups that blossomed in the area around that period. Rossetti and Turner began the trend to settle in Chelsea in the mid 19th Century, followed by Whistler, Sickert, Augustus John and John Singer Sargent. Amongst the group was Sir James Dromgole Linton, a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy and an Honorary member of the Scottish Water Colour Society. He chose Chelsea as the place to found an art group to exhibit annually.


Member News

We are sad to report the recent deaths of our members Sidney Cardew, Roy Pettit, Oliver Warman


The Sloane Stanley Medal and Exhibition

The Chairman of Trustees of Sloane Stanley, Damian Greenish, and the President of Chelsea Art Society, Luke Martineau, are proud to announce a new exhibition for CAS painter members only. This exhibition, entitled 'An Artist's Chelsea', will be sponsored by Sloane Stanley and will take place at 340 Kings Road from June 19th-24th 2018.

We also announce the creation of a new prize which will be awarded for the first time at the Sloane Stanley exhibition: the Sloane Stanley Medal, worth £1000. This award is only available to painter members of Chelsea Art Society and is designed to encourage excellence in the disciplines of painting, drawing or printmaking.


Dates for the Chelsea Art Society 2018 Exhibition:

Due to the refurbishment of Chelsea Old Town Hall, we have had to move the exhibition to dates in October, as follows:

Monday October 22nd Handing in day - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Tuesday October 23rd Cataloguing and hanging
Thursday October 25th Open to public- 10am to 6pm
Private View and Opening of Exhibition - 6pm
Friday October 26th Open to public - 10am to 7pm
Lunchtime painting demonstration by one of our members
Children’s Art Competition handing-in day
TBC
Saturday October 27th Open to public - 10am to 7pm
Children’s art trail 2pm to 4pm.
TBC
Sunday October 28th Open to Public - 10am to 5pm
Monday October 29th Open to Public - 10am to 2pm
Exhibition Closes
Handing out of unsold work - 3pm

2017 Art Exhibition Opening Night


 

2017 Exhibition Details    2017 Exhibition Catalogue and Index now available.


Dates for Friends’ Sketching day

To be announced shortly. Free for all paid up friends. Join as a Friend now to have the opportunity to sketch alongside one of our members. With Friends membership comes automatic entry into our Prize Draw to win a work of art donated by one of our members, also an invitation to the Friends’ party in May, to be held at the London Sketch Club, where the lucky winner will be announced.


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The Wedlake Bell Prize for a Young Artist

Congratulations to Tyga Helme, winner of The Wedlake Bell Award for a Young Artist 2017.
This prize, worth £1000, is open to all exhibiting artists, members and non-members alike, who are under the age of 35 on handing-in day.


2017 Exhibition Prize Winners

Congratulations to all those who have won prizes at the 70th Open Exhibition of the CAS.

Tyga Helme - The Wedlake Bell Award for a Young Artist
Maria Rose - The Julian Barrow Award for a Painting
Louise Diggle - AGNES REEVE MEMORIAL AWARD FOR A PAINTING OF LONDON:
Chris Robinson - GWEN MANDLEY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR A WATERCOLOUR
Julia Hawkins - GREEN & STONE AWARD FOR AN OIL PAINTING
Lucy Townsend - TIRANTI AWARD FOR A YOUNG SCULPTOR
Paula Haughney - C.A.S. AWARD FOR A SCULPTURE BY A NON-MEMBER
Diana Whelan - SCULPTORS' OWN AWARD FOR A MEMBER
Lucinda Stephens - HEATHERLEYS AWARD FOR DRAWING
Marie Coccolatos - C.A.S. Award for a Print

See full details of the 2017 Chelsea Arts Exhibition
2017 exhibition page


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Browse details of the last year's Exhibition