2018 Art Season

Next meeting:
June 7th at 6:30 PM
Pomfret Historical Society
11 Town House Dr, Pomfret Center



Welcome to the 2018 art season! 

The speaker for our May 3rd meeting will be our own Edythe Roxburgh, who will do a program on watercolors. Edie has been painting for 40 years. Her main watercolor mentor was Zoltan Szabo with whom she did lengthy workshops in Oregon, North Carolina, Canada, and Italy. She also took other workshops with various artists and is currently teaching a watercolor workshop at the Lighthouse Church in Plainfield.


Upcoming NECTAG Shows

NECTAG is sponsoring an Open Juried Art Show at the Spirol Art Gallery of Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, CT. The show will run from July 13th to August 10th and will include cash awards! Those interested in participating should print and fill out the prospectus/entry form linked below and bring it with your work on July 11th. 
Drop off: Wednesday July 11 from 9 am to noon or 4 to 7 pm
Opening reception: July 16th, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
Closing reception: August 3rd from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

Pickup of shown work: August 10th from 9 AM to noon or 4 to 7 PM.

Juried Art Show Prospectus 


In May NECTAG will sponsor a show themed "Wonder" at the La Grua Center in Stonington, CT. This is a beautiful facility in a popular coastal community. It is an opportunity for you to show your work in a different part of the state.
Drop off: May 8th, 1 to 3 PM.**Please note that this is the NEW drop-off date and time**
Reception: May 11th, 5 to 7 PM.
Strike/Pickup: July 9th from 10 AM to noon.
The event coordinator is Frietha Lawrence Frietha@alljoystudio.com
Please see the linked NECTAG prospectus and La Grua registration form for additional information and to enter your work.

NECTAG Prospectus        La Grua Registration form    


Also in May is our annual exhibit at the Vanilla Bean Cafe in Pomfret, CT. A great opportunity to have the many patrons of this popular restaurant view your work.
Drop off: May 1st, 2:30 to 4:30 PM.
Strike/Pickup: May 31st from 3 to 4 PM.
The event coordinator is Nancy Dougherty, grancy5252@gmail.com
Please see the linked NECTAG prospectus for additional information and to enter your work.

NECTAG Vanilla Bean Prospectus       

NECTAG Vanilla Bean Prospectus.pdf

Upcoming NECTAG Workshops


Pastel workshop with Robert Carsten

Focusing on Color in the Landscape

When:  SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2018, 9:30 AM TO 4:30 PM

Where: THE OLD POMFRET TOWNHOUSE, 11 TOWNHOUSE ROAD, POMFRET, CONNECTICUT


Event Coordinator Judy Chace Doyle
19 Beckwith Street, Danielson, CT 06239 
tel. 860 774 4250 or e-mail jdoyle673@gmail.com    

To learn more about Robert Carsten and view his work visit his website at

 http://www.robertcarsten.com/robertcarsten/Welcome.html

This very popular workshop is limited to 12 people so early registration is strongly recommended.

To Register fill out the prospectus linked below and return it to the event coordinator.

Carsten Pastel Workshop Prospectus


Some member news:
NECTAG member Beth Johnston is February's Featured Artist at the Wickford Art Association in Wickford RI. She also has exhibits at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts in Hopkinton, MA and the South County Art Association in Kingston, RI as well as a few paintings at Main Street Coffee, East Greenwich, RI. Congratulations Beth!!
A Very Dangerous Thing


Beach Rose