• Community,  Events

    Feel the Love Campaign

    ART GUILD NORTHEAST ARTISTS FEEL THE LOVE IN PUTNAM: Elaine Turner, president of the Northeastern Connecticut Art Guild says art is very much about the heart and our passion and intuition. That’s why her organization of local artists signed on to sponsor Putnam’s Feel the Love campaign. “This is the first time the Art Guild has sponsored an event. We always ask people to sponsor us and our events and we thought giving and receiving are both important and it is time that we show our appreciation for what The Putnam Business Association has done for us. We have received…

  • Community,  Events

    Artist Spotlight: Elaine Turner

    Elaine Turner, President of Northeastern Connecticut Art Guild Inc. and member of Putnam Arts Council, is our final artist for ‘Visions of Holiday Splendor’. Her panel portrays the farmland and having grown up in the city, Elaine truly appreciates living…

  • Community,  Events

    Artist Spotlight: Kayla Trant

    Our sixth ‘Vision of Holiday Splendor’ was painted by Kayla Trant, with the assistance of her daughter, Ada and son, Colin. ‘Starring The Tree’ shows a family of Snowmen, starring a their beautiful Christmas Tree. Kayla and Ada hope you…

  • Community,  Events

    Artist Spotlight: Jacqueline Lucier

    From a very young age, drawing, sketching and creative activities were a big part of life for Jacqueline Lucier. As a largely self-taught artist, practice study and experimentation were key to her growing as an artist. Her ‘Vision’ display is…

  • Community,  Events

    Artist Spotlight: Sean Farrell

    The amazing work of Sean Farrell is now on display on Main Street as part of the ‘Visions of Holiday Splendor’ artist installation. Sean is a highly collected, full-time artist who lives and works in Woodstock, CT. His inspiration for…

  • Community

    Toy Drive

    The Art Guild has set up a Box at Arts and Framing in Putnam. We are accepting donations of unwrapped creative toys and gifts for children preschool and school age through the Putnam Resource Center. They will accept donations through…

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    Hung Jury

    Art Guild has changed out the art for the fall at the Courthouse Bar and Grille. Please take the time to see what’s new. 10% of the proceeds go to the Art Guild and help fund our many community projects.…

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    Barrel Project

    Remember these trash barrels? After many weeks of sanding and painting the barrels are back out on the streets! Each barrel is a unique work of art illustrating local businesses, community gathering places and just a few of the quirky…

  • Community,  Events

    Putnam Barrel Project

    What started off as merely a musing is now a delightful reality! Elaine Turner, President of the local Art Guild, set eyes on those heavy industrial wooden refuse barrels last spring. She imagined stripping away years of age and weather…

  • Community,  Events,  Workshops

    Plein Aire 2020

    Thank you, Barbara and everyone who came out to this Saturday’s Plein Aire Workshop! Below are some photos from our day at Barbara’s beautiful farmhouse and gardens.

  • Community,  Resources

    Online Demos!

    The guild now offers online art demonstrations offering insights and tips for working with various mediums. Check out the first of this short series by Dorothy Ford-King! Stay tuned to our new page for upcoming videos.