NEMS Online Webinar Series:  All About Substrates and Adhesives

Date:  Tuesday, February 26  |  Time:  8:00 pm eastern time
Location: Online Webinar, join from your computer, tablet or phone from the comfort of your home
Fees: Free   

Featured Speaker: Lou Ann Weeks, mosaic artists and cofounder of, a mosaic supply company that specializes in mosaic backers, co-producer of Mosaic Technique Videos, and editor of  How do you know which substrate (backer) is the right one for your project, and what is the right adhesive?  There are so many to choose from, and in this webinar, Lou Ann will help you make the right decisions. You’ll learn what criteria to consider before you start mosaicking. She’ll bring it all together and answer your questions during a Q & A period at the end of the webinar.

Bonus: After the webinar, registrants will get access to a free E-book: “The Book on Backers” which discusses backers (substrates) and
adhesives in detail.

To Register, Click Here and you will be brought to the Sign-Up Genius Page for the WEBINAR



Private Tour of the New York City Subway Mosaics with Cathleen Newsham

PART I :  Saturday, April 6th – Manhattan Tour 


PART II :  Sunday April 7th – Outer Boroughs & Off the Beaten Track Tour


Do you know there are over 400 mosaics installed on subway platforms in the five boroughs of New York City?  Spend the weekend in the Big Apple with New England Mosaic Society member, Cathleen Newsham, and discover of this immense underground museum with the largest collection of mosaics in North America.

A message from Cathleen:  Eight years ago, when I was commissioned to create my own version of a Coney Island subway mosaic in a Manhattan family’s bathroom, I began my discovery of this immense underground museum with the largest collection of mosaics in North America.

I’ve taken thousands of photographs of these amazing works and lead many artists, students and enthusiasts through the vast NYC transportation network to view these underappreciated works of art.  As a professional mosaic artists, I will be explaining the process of how the mosaics were designed, fabricated and installed, giving fellow mosaic artists insight into the complex process of creating a smalti mosaic.

As a member of the New England Mosaic Society, I am offering a private discounted tour for fellow members and their guests, (one guest per member please).  The cost for my tour is normally $75 per person, but for New England Mosaic Society members and their guests I’m discounting the cost to $65 per person.  There is a minimum of 10 people to hold the tour, and a maximum of 16, so sign up today and join me for a private and technical look at these masterpieces!

*Please be aware that we will be using stairs to access some of the subway platforms, which can be physically strenuous for some participants.  It is recommend that you wear comfortable flat shoes, do not carry heavy bags or purses and wear light layers of clothing for an optimal experience. There will be a one hour break for lunch, but you should also bring a snack.

To see my Coney Island Mosaic and find out more about me, you can go to my website:

To Register, Click Here and you will be brought to the Sign-Up Genius Page for the SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH MANHATTAN TOUR

To Register, Click Here and you will be brought to the Sign-Up Genius Page for the SUNDAY, APRIL 7TH OUTER BOROUGHS TOUR



Spring Walking Tour of La Farge and Tiffany Windows in Boston’s Back Bay

Saturday, May 4th |  Time:  10:00 am – 1:30 pm


Trinity Church, 206 Clarendon Street

Arlington Street Church, 20 Arlington Street

Church of the Convenant, 67 Newbury Street

Fees: $25 for Members | $35 for non-members

Put on your walking shoes for this Back Bay tour of three incredible churches featuring stained glass windows by La Farge and Tiffany. Learn how each artist and designer reinvented the art of stained glass. At Trinity Church, you’ll see why La Farge is most noted for his innovative use of opalescent glass.

At the Arlington Street Church we’ll view 16 stained glass windows which exemplify Tiffany’s brilliant use of confetti glass, iridescent glass, 3-D effects drapery glass, opalescent favrile glass and glass layering.

We will visit the Church of the Convenant, home of the largest glass Tiffany ecclesiastical interior in the country. The interior includes a gigantic electrified Tiffany lantern, 42 Tiffany stained glass windows and mosaics. To view some of the mosaics online, go to:

After the tour, join us for lunch at one of the area’s great eateries.


To Register, Click Here and you will be brought to the Sign-Up Genius Page for the TOUR



Be Our Guest Interview with Michael Ferreira

NEMS President Michael Ferreira was recently interviewed by Be Our Guest in Acton MA.


Cancellation Policy: 

If you sign up for a NEMS tour or event through SignUpGenius and need to cancel for any reason please take yourself off of the SignUpGenius list. This will help us do final planning for the day of the event or tour. 48 hours of cancellation notice is preferred (for reservations, tickets, etc.). Thank you for your cooperation.