The Guild's April 2014 chartered bus trip to the Hispanic Society of America (pictured), and the Salmagundi Club, in NYC

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The September 14th Demo was of watercolor landscape painting techniques - and framing tips - by artist Sally Barr         

All Demonstrations are held at Woodside Intermediate School, 30 Woodside Road, Cromwell CT 06416


Fall 2017 Meetings:

November 9, at 7pm  - Annual Meeting, with a light supper of finger foods and desserts.  Guest artist Shauna Shane will critique up to one painting for each member.  

Annual Members' Show:  November 4 through November 28, 2017 at Portland Library.   This is a Non Juried Show ‐ Judged for awards.  Judge is Bivenne Staiger! (see attached bio).  Please use these links for the Prospectus, Judge's BioInventory Form and Art Labels.  


June 9-17, 2017: Annual Juried Exhibit was held at Wesleyan University's Zilkha Gallery


Thank you to all those who participated and attended!

Some of the award-winning art from the Art Guild's Annual Juried Exhibit at Wesleyan University's Zilkha Gallery is shown below.


Best In Show - "Downhill Rush" - Pastel - Patricia Seekamp  


First Prize- "Low Tide" - Acrylic - Richard Raicik  



Second Prize- "Market at Union Square"- Watercolor - Karen Piazza



Third Prize- "A Walk in the Woods"- Pastel - Nancy Breininger



President's Award:  "View from the Garden" - Watercolor - Barbara S. Beck

Lois Leston Award:  
"Gamla Stan, Stockholm" - Watercolor - Kyllikki French 

Ursel's Web Award:  "The Neighbor's Goats" - Watercolor & Gouache 
- Bob Desaulnier


"Underneath the Lamplight" - Pastel - Pattie Bullock

"Delayed Departure" - Oil - L. Boissvert-DeStefanis


" Maddie"- Graphite - Bonnie Desaulnier 


"Himalayan Blue Poppy" - Watercolor - JoAnna Chapin

"Mourning" - Watercolor - Chris Piantek

"Afetrnoon Repast" - Watercolor - Cora Preibis

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THANK YOU!!! to our show organizers Del, Bonnie, Joyce & Barbara! 



Demo Details:  These fun and educational demos and workshops will be held at 

Woodside Intermediate School on 30 Woodside Road, Cromwell.

We  hold Demos on the Second Thursday of the month 8 months of the year. 

The  Demo meetings begin at 7 pm with short "artsy" announcements followed
by a demonstration by an invited artist.  
After the demonstration there is time for voting for "Artwork of the Month". 

The winning painting is hung for one month at "Ursel's Web Art Gallery and Framers".
There is a social time that follows when the artists and art lovers present can exchange
ideas, socialize and enjoy light refreshments.

We have an "information" table where you can find information on events in the 
state and country
There is no fee  to attend the monthly Guild Meetings/demonstrations, although donations are gratefully accepted. 

Non-members may join the Guild for $25.00 a year.

Contact Joyce Senesac, President, for details.


The Workshops will also be held at Woodside Intermediate School on 
30 Woodside Road, Cromwell, CT

Workshops are usually held on a Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm. 

There is a one hour break for lunch.

Cost is $50 for members and $85 for non members



The "Artwork of the Month" display which is open to members; you can bring along any
piece of artwork, any medium; i
t is given a number and everyone at the meeting votes
on a winner. The winner then is able to display their winning piece at Ursel's Web in
Middletown for a month!
 Artwork of the Month is open only to members.

Artwork Of The Month winner for May was member Joyce Senesac.  Congratulations Joyce!!  






Artists Workshops

Art Guild of Middletown hosts both one day, and from time to time, 2 or 3 day long artists


To register for a workshop, see our contact information page.

Cost for one-day workshops: $50.00 members / $85.00 non-members in the form of cash

or checks made payable to "The Art Guild of Middletown".

Please write a memo on your check with the name of the workshop for which you are paying so that it is assigned properly. 

Workshops are generally scheduled on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



 Workshops will be held at Woodside Intermediate School on

30 Woodside Road, Cromwell, CT.



On occasion we will  move to a spot nearby for a plein aire painting experience- weather permiting of course! 

Lunch is  one hour and "bring your own" or go to a local deli or restaurant.

A materials list will be given to each participant 
prior to the workshop. 

Classes and workshops are subject to cancellation if there is low registration. 







 We appreciate our community's support!  


We would like to thank Paula Talty, Superintendent of Cromwell Schools, for the 

generous donation of a room for the Guild to meet at Woodside Intermediate

School on 30 Woodside Road, Cromwell.


We would also like to give thanks to Middletown Commission on the Arts 

for awarding Art Guild of Middletown $500 for the support of Workshops

and demonstrations in 2015.


Both donations have allowed us the opportunity to lower the cost of our workshops and 

other activities which, in turn, will allow more people who are interested in 

the arts to take part.


A Big Thank You to both Supporters!


If you would like to make a donation please contact

Joyce Senesac at

IIt is a wonderful gift for someone or in honor of someone 

who is interested in the arts.