Holiday Sale with NEMS

Would you like to participate in a holiday sale with NEMS?  We’ve been accepted into the Artspace annual holiday gift sale in Maynard from December 6-8! We’re looking for 8 NEMS members to show and sell their work.


Show dates:
Setup: Thursday Dec 5th, 5–8 p.m. or Friday Dec 6th, 12–4:45 p.m.
Show: Friday, Dec 6 from 5-8 pm, Saturday, December 7 from 10-5 pm and Sunday December 8 from 12-5 pm.

We will focus on functional items and small pieces, including a limited amount of jewelry.
Prices should range from $30-$300 with most of the pieces priced at less than $100.
Participants must be NEMS members in good standing
Each accepted artist will be able to use up to a square foot of hanging space and 2 square feet of table space.  No artist can show more than 5 pieces of jewelry.

Selection process:
Amy Marks and Emily Bhargava will be organizing the table and showing their work, and there is space for up to 8 other NEMS members to participate.

If you’re interested please fill out the application in the link above and send it to Emily Bhargava at Emily(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) by October 13th.  You’ll need to include three photos of work that you would like to sell or, if absolutely necessary, photos of similar quality work.  We are being asked by the show organizers to jury individual members into the show to assure a high-quality product.  Using the photos that you submit, a jury will select 8 participants based on functionality, reasonable price points, composition, technique, use of color and originality, and to assure an overall variety of products.

Applicants will be selected by November 1st. Once selected, each participating artist will receive further instructions and will:

  • Pay $20 toward the cost of the table
  • Sign up for a shift setting up or tearing down the booth or staffing the tables
  • Fill out an application form and liability waiver for ArtSpace
  • Deliver their work and packing materials to Amy or Emily (details TBD)

NEMS Online Webinar Series: The Skills You Need for Public, Community Projects and School Residencies

This Webinar occurred on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019.  If you missed it, click on the link below to view the webinar in it’s entirety:

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Speaker: Deb aldo, Principal at Pietre Dure Design

Debora Aldo has been a professional mosaic designer, fabricator and installer since 2005. Over the years, she has created dozens of architectural mosaics, some of which will be featured in this presentation as an overview to give viewers a sense of what is required to do these types of projects. Debora will talk about how she acquired her skill set; the positive and problematic issues that arise doing commission architectural work, and will discuss how to facilitate school or community projects. There will be a Q&A following the presentation.

To sign up click on the link below:

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:

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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:

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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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