Save the Date! 

New England Mosaic Society Annual Meeting

Lasell College, Newton, MA

September 22, 2019, prior to All Member Exhibition Reception

We are planning this years Annual meeting to coincide with our Members show on September 22nd at Lasell College in Newton MA.  We thought this would be a great opportunity to get together for the meeting and then to have lots of time for Networking and catching up while we enjoy the show.  We are planning lots of fun for the meeting including some great speakers and raffles.  We set the bar last year and we are hoping to raise it up!

There will be more information to come in the near future, but for now mark your calendars for the weekend of September 22nd!



New England Mosaic Society All Member Show


September 12 – October 5, 2019

Wedeman Gallery, Lasell College, Yamawaki Art & Cultural Center

47 Myrtle Avenue, Newton, MA


Reception Date: Sunday, September 22, 4:00-6:00


Application Deadline: August 8, 2019

Lasell College Exhibit Application Form FINAL
Lasell College Call for Art FINAL

Application Fee: $45 for up to 3 entires


The Wedeman Gallery at Lasell College accepted our proposal for a NEMS Members’ Show. We have been invited to exhibit Sept. 12- Oct. 5, 2019.  With your application, each member can submit up to three recent original works. Please, do not include submissions previously exhibited in a NEMS show. From your submission, the jury will select one piece for the show. Artwork will be judged on technique, composition, design, and use of materials.

We will carry on the tradition of recognizing excellence in mosaics by offering awards. The awards will be chosen by the judges, except for the People’s Choice award which will be selected by the visitors to the exhibition.
The award categories are:

  • Best in Show
  • Artistic Distinction
  • Technical Distinction
  • Recognition of an Emerging Mosaic Artist (Artists with 3 years or less experience)
  • People’s Choice 
For more information about the venue hours and directions, click here:



Art In The Orchard

Park Hill Orchard, 82 Park Hill Road, Easthampton, MA

August 10-November 24

Reception Date: August 17 (afternoon)

Check out the Field of Hearts Mosaic Project at this biennial sculpture event. Walk along the winding trails through the orchard’s fruit gardens to view the sculptures. Over 25 mosaic artists from the New England Mosaic Society (NEMS) will be exhibiting 3-D mosaicked hearts.

July 15 – Aug 4 Installation by Appointment
August 10 – Nov 24 Exhibition and Events
August 17 Opening Reception
September 14 Full Moon Walk
November 24 Closing Day
TBD Awards Ceremony & Festivities



NEMS Online Webinar Series: How I Made It – SOHO Penthouse Gold Mosaic & Marble Floor

Speaker: Cathleen Newsham, Creative Director & Founder, Modern Mosaic Art

This Webinar occurred on Tuesday, May 21st.  If you missed it, click on the link below to view the webinar in it’s entirety:

To VIEW WEBINAR, Click Here and you will be brought to YOUTUBE to view the webinar

Cathleen Newsham will provide a step by step description of how she created this stunning floor mosaic for a New York City penthouse.  Unusual and complex in both fabrication and installation, her approach to problem solving and construction issues will help mosaic artists at all levels understand the challenges of architectural mosaic work and how to approach even the most perplexing project.  The tools and materials used will be discussed and participants will have a chance to ask Cathleen questions following the presentation.



NEMS Online Webinar Series: How I Made a 3-D Sculptural Mosaic Garden Bed

Speaker: Carol Krentzman, Artistic Director & Founder, Mosaic Art Institute of Natick

This Webinar occured on Tuesday, March 26th.  If you missed it, click on the link below to view the webinar in it’s entirety:

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Carol will take us through the process she used to make her 3-D garden sculpture. She’ll discuss how she sculpted the foam and covered it with mesh, concrete and tile. She’ll talk about the challenges this project presented and how she overcame them to create a bed that is approximately 4’x 5’x 2′ and weighs about 500 lbs.



NEMS Online Webinar Series:  All About Substrates and Adhesives

This Webinar occured on Tuesday, February 26.  If you missed it, click on the link below to view the webinar in it’s entirety:

To VIEW WEBINAR, Click Here and you will be brought to YOUTUBE to view the webinar

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.


Be Our Guest Interview with Michael Ferreira

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


Cancellation Policy: 

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