2018 Art Season

Next meeting:
April 5th at 6:30 PM
Pomfret Historical Society
11 Town House Dr, Pomfret Center

Welcome to the 2018 art season! 

The speaker for our April 5th meeting will be Shirley Bernstein, who will discuss and show her Fine Art prints.  Shirley has exhibited her wood engravings and oil pastels nationally and internationally.  She feels the two types of art provide balance because the wood prints are very process oriented, whereas she can express herself more freely with the oil pastels. Visit Shirley's website at  http://shirleybernstein.com/printmaking/ to view her work.

Upcoming NECTAG Shows
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 7th, 10 AM to noon.
Reception: May 11th, 5 too 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    

Upcoming NECTAG Workshops

When: The workshop was scheduled for SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018, 9:30 AM TO 4:30 PM, but has been postponed and will be rescheduled for later in the year.

Event coordinator: Judy Chace Doyle  jdoyle673@gmail.com
For more information about Robert Carsten and to see his work, visit his website at http://www.robertcarsten.com/robertcarsten/Welcome.html

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


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