2019 Art Season

Next meeting:
April 7th at 6 pm
Quinebaug Valley Senior Center
69 South Main Street, Brooklyn, CT

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the Visions of Color Exhibit at the Ruth Wells Center for the Arts has been canceled. Please let Hope Barton (hopeivins@gmail.com) now if you would like your check returned or voided.
Also canceled is the art display and sale at ARTicles.

Next Meeting: April 7th: Cancelled
Our speaker will be Angel Kasper 
Presenting: Betty Edwards: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Refreshments will be served
Members- Free
Guests- $5

Art Guild Activities from March to June! 
To see what opportunities Art Guild Northeast has for you right now and into the summer click on the link below.
Art Guild Activities

Art Guild Northeast Teams
To see who is involved in which committee, and who to contact if you want to bet more involved, click on the link below.


Where: Ruth Wells Center for the Arts
             111 Main Street, Southbridge, MA
Entry Deadline: March 10, 2020
Drop Off: Friday April 3, 2020, 1 to 5 pm
Reception: Sunday April 5, 2020, 2 to 4 pm
Strike/Pick up: April 24, 2020, 2 to 5 pm (Note that Pick up time on the prospectus is incorrect)
Exhibit Coordinator: Hope Barton
        472 Allen Hill Rd,  Brooklyn, CT 06234 
       email: hopeivins@gmail.com

To enter, read and fill out the attached prospectus and return it to the even coordinator.

Guild Members hang artwork at the Courthouse Bar and Grille in Putnam

The Art Guild Visits Mystic Seaport Museum
A group of art guild members spent the morning at JMW Turner Watercolor exhibit at Mystic Seaport, followed by lunch. Everyone was inspired Turner's impressionist technique and his use of light and atmosphere.

Arts and Framing Open House
Visit Putnam for the NE CT Art Guild Open House in partnership with Arts and Framing
Saturday January 25th, 2020 from 4 to 6 PM
136 Main Street, Putnam CT
Come meet the artists, learn more about the Guild and view their work. 
Free refreshments! 
Call Amy at 860-942-2264 for questions.
A Sample of the art on display at Arts and Framing

Arts and Framing Exhibit
Arts and Framing, which shares space with Twigs and Pearls, located on Main Street in Putnam, has offered us space to display NECTAG artwork. The theme is local flavor and you can display 2 medium to large pieces of art. 
Deadline for Entry: September 26, 2019
Hanging Fee: There is no hanging fee, but a 30% commission will be charged for all sales.
Event Coordinator: Elaine Turner, eturner245@gmail.com, 860-377-1869
If you are interested read and fill out the attached prospectus and return it to the event coordinator.
Twigs and Pearls Prospectus
The first NECTAG display is now up!

Quiet Corner Creations: an Art and Craft Exhibit
When: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, October 12th to 14th
Where: Old Pomfret Townhouse at 11 Town House Drive, Pomfret Center 
Deadline for Entry: October 5, 2019
Drop off Date and Time: Friday October 11, 9 AM to noon and 2 to 4 PM
Strike/Pick-up Date and Time: Monday October 14, 4 to 5 PM
Exhibit Coordinators: 
Alison Ciarlante
Judy Doyle
Please return the attached prospectus with your entry fee to Judy Doyle, 19 Beckwith Street, Danielson, CT 06239

Susan Rosenstone Larrow Plein Aire Workshop
Join Susan at her picturesque home on Killingly Pond to learn how to capture the beauty around us on canvas.
When: October 19th (Rain date is October 20th) from 9 am to noon
Where: 156 Pond Rd, E. Killingly, CT
Deadline for Entry: October 16, 2019
Please return the attached prospectus with your payment to Jacqueline Lucier, 379 Coomer Hill Rd, Dayville, CT

Art in the Park
NECTAG had a table at Art in the Park on Roseland Pond and did some demonstrating as well

NECTAG Family Barbecue 
Our first annual NECTAG barbecue, held on August 18th at Roseland Park in Woodstock was a great success and fun was had by all.


June 22, 2019
Below are some photos from the plein air workshop with Barbara Lussier.

May 4, 2019

The Northeastern CT Art Guild (NECTAG), The Pomfret Historical Society and Ellis Technical School partnered in a Clean Up Day funded in part by The Last Green Valley! Here are some photos of our clean up of the roadside, driveway, gardens, and grounds. 

2019 NECTAG Officers
President: Elaine Turner
Vice President: Frietha Lawrence
Secretary: Nancy Dougherty
Treasurer: Diane Allen


Next meeting:
November 2nd, 6:30 PM
Pomfret Historical Society
11 Town House Dr, Pomfret Center

Remember to renew your membership for 2018!
Please send payment and membership form to Diane Allen at 101 Allen Hill Rd, Brooklyn, CT 06234 by December 31, 2017.
Click here for membership form (pdf)

Enjoy some artwork created by participants in Jacquie Lucier's Introduction to Abstract/ Nonrepresentational Painting Workshop! 

Be sure to submit your entries for our first Columbus Day Weekend Show, in collaboration with the Last Green Valley Walktober event!

Walktober Art Show:


Location: Old Pomfret Townhouse/ Pomfret Historical Society, 11 Town House Dr, Pomfret Center
Deadline for Entry: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Drop Off Date & Time: October 6, 2017 – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM or 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Strike/Pick up Date & Time: October 9, 2017 – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
*** Please note on the prospectus that we are asking members to staff the exhibit and to demonstrate their work at the event.
Prospectus and entry form -  WORD
Prospectus and entry form -  PDF

Next Meeting: 
Thursday,  March 2, 2017
Program: Contemporary Fiber Art - Joan Blade Johnson & Melanie Johnston
6:30 PM at the Pomfret Historical Society
11 Town House Drive, Pomfret Center 06259

Congratulations to Judy Doyle for selling her watercolor painting Winter Blues at the NECTAG exhibit at the La Grua Center

To take a quick stroll through our "Local Color" art show click on the following link: Spiral Gallery show - Oct/Nov 2016

Congratulations to our Award-Winning Artists!(Spiral Gallery Show)

Best in ShowYou are My Sunshine - Donna O'Scolaigh Lang
Second PlaceOn Deck - Normand Chartier
Third PlaceBirch - Scott Rhoades
Silver Circle Award  - Autumn Backroad - Bonnie Massey
Olde American Diner Award  - Cat Hollow - Al Mathes
Olde American Diner Award  - Depot View Farm - Scott Rhoades
Grill 37 AwardMartins Hoe Farm - Brian Tracy
Courthouse Award Hidden Pumpkin - Peter Harmyk

Artist whose work 
is currently on display at our our Spirol Gallery Art Show!

Hope Barton                              Gambel's Quail
Hope Barton                              Summer Garden
Agnes Brown                             Garden Friend
Judith Busse                             The Woods are Lovely…
Julie Caprera                             Quiet Glow
Normand Chartier                    Frosty Morning
Normand Chartier                    On Deck
Nancy Dougherty                      Levi's Covered Bridge
Nancy Dougherty                      Pomfret School Chapel
Judy Chace Doyle                   Buoyed
Margaret Files                          Pumpkin and Gourds
Margaret Files                          Yellow Barn
Carol Frieswick                         Hightide
Peter Harmyk                             Hidden Pumpkin
Peter Harmyk                             Summer Rose
Lynn Herklots                            At Peace
Joan Blade Johnson                Fabric of the Universe
Melanie Johnston                    Earth and Sky
Susan Scott Kenney                  Putnam Antiques
Susan Scott Kenney                  Winter Birds
Susan S.Klare                            Get Closer
Cathey LaBonte                         Circle series#12
Donna O'Scolaigh Lange         Your are My Sunshine
Susan Rosenstone Larrow      Henry Coming
Frietha Lawrence                     Elefants
Frietha Lawrence                     Zendala
Janice Leitch                             Baltimore Oriole
Janice Leitch                             Stone Cottage
Jacqueline A. Lucier                 Abundance
Jacqueline A. Lucier                 Grazing in Autumn
Bonnie T. Massey                     Backyard in Autumn
Bonnie T. Massey                     Home by the Fire
Al Mathes                                  Cat Hollow
Nancy-Lee  Mauger                  After Midnight
Nancy-Lee  Mauger                  Some Days the Crazy Wins
Bonnie Pellett                          CT Barn
Scott Rhoades                           Depot View Farm
Scott Rhoades                           Birch
Edie Roxburgh                           Vessel
Adolph Rutkin                           Into the Splashing Water
Adolph Rutkin                           Fooling History
Mary Beth Schmidt                   Fused glass bowl
Mary Beth Schmidt                   Tangled Book
Wayde Schmidt                          Butterscotch swirls
Wayde Schmidt                          Juggernaut
Lynita Shimizu                          Heartbreak Mountain
Lynita Shimizu                          The Long Drive Home
Lori Smolin                                Final touches
Lori Smolin                                Zebra lookouts
Monique Sourinho                   Yin Yang
Karen A. St Jean                        Annie's Friend
Karen A. St Jean                        Tranquility at Sunset
Cynthia  Sturni                          Dangerous Bloom
Elaine Theriault                       Sea Fancy
Brian Tracy                                 Martins Hoe Farm
Brian Tracy                                 Dog Days
Elaine Turner                            Brushed
Adrianna  Young                       Meandering in Maine
Adrianna  Young                        Fallen

ANNOUNCING! The First NECTAG Open, Juried Art Show!
For artist entry information click here

October 17 - November 11, 2016
The Spirol Gallery
Quinebaug Valley Community College
742 Upper Maple Street • Danielson, CT

made possible by grants from:


Connecticut Audubon Society Show
August 27 - September 30
Reception, Sunday, August 28, 2-4 pm

See publicity in the September 9, Villager

Strike/Pick up Date & Time: Friday, September 30, 2:00-4:00


LaGrua Exhibit Dates

Tuesday, November 1st drop off day
Friday November 4th, opening reception
Monday, January 2nd strike day

LaGrua Gallery Agreement

LaGrus Prospectus