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 13th, 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

The PASTEL WORKSHOP with Jean Hirons schedules for June 30th has been cancelled

A Pastel workshop with Robert Carsten is scheduled for August 4th. More information soon!

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


Academic Artists Association Show at Art Center East

Lori's award winning painting

Congratulations! To NECTAG members Lori Smolin and Bonnie Massey! Both had paintings accepted into the Academic Artists Association 66th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism. This is a national juried show.  At the opening reception held on Sunday, May 1st Lori Smolin was awarded the Mary Bryan Memorial Award for Watercolors (a $500 award) for her watercolor titled Zebra Lookouts.  

The show is at the Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT.  Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 PM until May 20th

The show includes works in graphic arts, pastel, sculpture, oil/acrylic, and watercolor. 

There are some truly amazing works of art on display - come and see!

2016 Vanilla Bean Exhibit - May 2016! Open for the month of May. Stop by & have a look.


It's Member Renewal Time!
please use these forms for the 2016 Guild Year


Congratulations to member, Nancy Dougherty! 

In the 2015 Tolland County Art Association open show, Nancy won First Prize in the Watercolor cateogry for her "Just Sunnin' Myself" and the Mildred Connors Award in the Judges Choice category for her watercolor, "Magpie on the Chimney."

The show runs for the month of September, 2015.


Congratulations! to member, Frietha Lawrence for her 4th place award in the juried show "Art of Experience" in Southbury, CT


September - Audubon Center
Day Rd, Pomfret

Opening Reception - Sunday, August 30, 2-4PM

For a poster to download and print, click here.

NECTAG Guild News


June 27-28 - Taylor Brooke Winery
Our May Exhibit


Vanilla Bean Exhibit month of April 2015







A fiber art exhibit by NECTAG members Melanie Johnston and Joan Blade Johnson at the Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts & Humanities
111 Main St, Southbridge, MA March 28 - April 26.


Happy 2015

Happy 2015!

NECTAG is on winter break until March.

Our next meeting is

March 5, 2015 
6:30PM - Program: Joyce Larson, Ukrainian Easter Eggs
7:30 PM Business Meeting

Please remember to send in your membership forms to join or renew. 

It's An Eclectic World! - Art Exhibit

Now Showing - "It's an Eclectic World!"

Where: 7 Putnam Place (on the Green) Brooklyn, CT

When: November 15 and 16th 11AM – 4 PM, November 22 and 23 11AM- 3PM,
November 29 and 30th 11AM-3PM

The art looks amazing in this beautiful, historic home setting. The exhibit includes pastel, oil, watercolor, collage, mixed media, fiber art and even painted chairs.


Congratulations to NECTAG members
Lori Smolin, Nancy Dougherty and Bonnie Massey!


First Place                 Lori Smolin   Two  Zebras
Second Place            Nancy Dougherty,   Old  Trunk
Honorable Mention    Lori Smolin,     Arbor  Low  B&B
Honorable Mention    Bonnie Massey,     Heading  South     (oil)


Lori with her two winners!

click here for the complete list of winners