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New England Mosaic Society Juried Exhibition 2019

Post Road Art Center, 1 Boston Post Rd. East, Marlborough, MA

June 1 – June 27, 2019

Application Deadline: May 3, 2019

Application Fee: $25

Post Road Art Center supports local artists with monthly themed shows. They are very excited to host a juried exhibition for NEMS members in June. With your application, each member can submit two recent original works, created within the past 3 years. Please, no submissions that were created in a class or workshop. We are fortunate and very excited to have two very experienced and talented mosaic artist to judge the show. Artwork will be judged on technique, composition, design, and use of materials by outstanding mosaic artists, Jacqueline Iskander and Lynn Adamo.

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 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

The May 3 deadline is fast approaching; we can’t wait to see your best work!

Please submit application and images for consideration within the same email

Pay Your Application Fee By Clicking on the Button Below

 

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Meet ‘N Greet Potluck Lunch, Holliston, MA

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019 |  Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Cheryl Cohen’s Mosaic Art Studio, 360 Woodland Avenue, Holliston, MA
Fees: Free to New England Mosaic Society Members 
To Register, Click Here and you will be brought to the Sign-Up Genius Page for the LUNCH

Meet other NEMS members at Cheryl Cohen’s Mosaic Art Studio. Bring a dish to share at this informal social networking lunch. Share a meal, make new mosaic friends, talk about the projects you’re working on, ask questions, get feedback. Have a good time!

If you’d like, you can talk about your current project or bring it to share with others.

Please note, Cheryl has a microwave to heat up your dish, but no stove. Plan accordingly.

 


 

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

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019       Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Meeting Location: Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston St, Boston, MA

Locations on tour:

Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston Street – 10:00 am
Church of the Convenant, 67 Newbury Street – 11:00 am
Trinity Church, 206 Clarendon Street  – 12:00 pm

Fees: $25 for Members | $35 for non-members
(The fee covers the cost of Docent Tour Guides at three churches.)

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 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. View this video to see the interior of the church.

At Trinity Church, you’ll see why La Farge is most noted for his innovative use of opalescent glass.

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

Click on the link below to register:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4baead2fa3fe3-walking

 


 

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

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

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | Time: 8:00 pm – 8:40 pm

Location: Online from the convenience of your home or office via your computer, tablet, or cell phone.

Cost: Free for New England Mosaic Society members

Register at:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4BAEAD2FA3FE3-nems6

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.

 


 

Meet ‘N Greet Tea Party, Chelmsford, MA

Location: Home of Carla Keen, 49 Brick Kiln Road, Chelmsford, MA
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019 | Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Carla Keen’s Home, 49 Brick Kiln Road, Chelmsford, MA

Cost: Free

Click here to Register : https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4BAEAD2FA3FE3-meet1

Meet other NEMS members while you sip tea and eat homemade scones (crumpets).  Bring a dessert, tea sandwich or other finger food to share at this informal social networking tea. Eat, make new mosaic friends, talk about the projects you’re working on, ask questions, get feedback. Have a good time!

If you’d like, you can talk about your current project or bring it to share.

 


 

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:

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

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 Skeew.biz, a mosaic supply company that specializes in mosaic backers, co-producer of Mosaic Technique Videos, and editor of I-CMosaics.com.  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: 

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.