NESBA artist Susan Bull-Riley shows in Vermont

Susan Bull-Riley has work in three different venues in Vermont this Fall.

Susan's work in being shown at The Governor's Gallery in Montpelier, VT

A Little Oil Painting (Iris)

Susan also has work at the Festival Gallery in Waitsfield, VT 

Maple Duet 
Festival Gallery in Waitsfield, VT

watercolor and graphite


Our newest fall art exhibit of oils and watercolors by Susan Bull Riley of Montpelier will be on display.

Susan's work in also is at a Montpelier Restaurant called Vermont Thrush where she's had a rotating exhibit of watercolors for the past two years.

Sensitive Ferns
watercolor and graphite

NESBA artist Stephanie Whitney-Payne at the Compass Art Center

Stephanie Whitney-Payne is showing her work at the Compass Art Center 

The show, Artful Vermont, is on display until November 2.
The Compass Art Center is located at 333 Jones Drive in Brandon, VT.
Gallery hours: 10-5, 7 days a week.

NESBA member M.E. Duarte shows her work on the Cape.

An exhibit of the work of Ellen Duarte will be held at the Old Selectman's Gallery in West Barnstable, MA from October 8 to October 12. 

An artist reception will be held Friday, October 10th, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments in this quaint historic building.  There will be ongoing demonstrations.

Exhibit hours:
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  October 8th- 11th.
noon- 6:00 p.m.  October 12th

The Old Selectman's Building Gallery
Meeting house Way (Rt. 149)
West Barnstable, MA

Borderlands State Park Interpretive Program: NESBA Demonstrations at Ames Mansion, Easton, MA

On Sunday, September 21, visitors watched NESBA's talented botanical artists at work. Blanche Ames, the woman of this estate was a botanical artist as well. Many visitors took the opportunity to interact with the NESBA members and to sit and draw with the artists.

Sarah Roche, Ellen Duarte. Demo in the Ames mansion

The event took place during The 2014 Blanche Ames National Art Exhibition on view Tuesdays through Sundays, from 11am to 3pm, through October 4.
Joan Pierce has visitors painting acorns

Kay Kopper, Mathilde Duffy Joan DeGregory, Gail Tatangelo

Maine artists demo at NESBA's Mountains to the Sea Exhibit

Maine NESBA members Sharon Jeffery and Trish Worthen demonstrate at Coastal Maine Botanic Gardens this past weekend. They said many garden visitors viewed “From the Mountains To The Sea, Plants, Trees and Shrubs of New England”, held over at the Coastal Maine Botanic Gardens until the end of October.

Trish said that many people stopped by to chat. “One thing that stood out was how many came up and asked questions, spent time watching us work, looking at and discussing the paintings. They were very interested in the process of creating botanical art. Doing the scientifically accurate graphite sketch, transferring the image and then doing the final painting seemed to speak to them.
Sharon Jeffery and Trish Worthen
“People asked if they could take our picture, and one took a shot of the latest ASBA Journal (I brought my copy along). Several wanted contact information for NESBA and everyone had very nice things to say about the paintings. So many came in to see the exhibit and left with big smiles saying that the show had made them so happy!

“There was a group of teenage girls from western Maine who had qualified to be part of a leadership week which exposed them to science, math and nature, based on Fibonacci number sequences and led by a math teacher. I suggested that the kids take a closer look at [those patterns in] the paintings and then they went into the gardens to try to identify more patterns.”

Both Sharon and Trish emphasized just how hospitable Melissa Cullina and her staff were: “They couldn't have been more excited about our being there, or more helpful.” CMBG put Sharon and Trish up at the Spruce Point Inn, told them how thrilled they were to have the exhibit there, and how much pleasure they got looking at the paintings each day as they came to work. It's a win win both for NESBA and the gardens!

Members show in Artists in the Arboretum: A Juried Exhibit in Conjunction with Jamaica Plain Open Studios

Artists in the Arboretum, A Juried Exhibit in Conjunction with Jamaica Plain Open Studios is being shown at the Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA.  NESBA members Suellen Perold, Pam Geer Gordon, Kay Kopper, Stephanie Whitney-Payne and Christine Leddy will exhibit works inspired by the Arboretum as part of Jamaica Plain Open Studios, the premiere annual arts event in one of Boston’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods.

Suellen Perold
Five Autumn Leaves on Bark

Pamela Geer Gordon
Siberian Squill and Oak Leaves
Stephanie Whitney-Payne
White Ash

The exhibit opens September 18–October 19, 2014
Reception: Thursday, September 18, 6:00–8:00pm
JPOS weekend: Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21, 10:00am-5:00pm
Kay Kopper
Iles verticillata

Christine Leddy

Jeannetta vanRaalte exhibiting in FROM THE GROUND UP: An Exhibition Celebrating the Joy of the Garden

FROM THE GROUND UP: An Exhibition Celebrating the Joy of the Garden
at the Brush Gallery, 256 Market Street, Lowell, MA
August 9 - September 13, 2014          Artists' Reception: August 23, 2 - 4 pm

NESBA member Jeannetta vanRaalte has three works in the exhibit.

Four Pink Roses


The garden has become an integral part of many people’s lives, the lifeblood of local communities, and a source of relaxation and leisure. More controversially, it has become a target for commercial enterprise, a symbol of concern for the environment, and an object of intense media interest.

From the Ground Up explores these and other topics using the language of art. Paintings, photographs, sculpture, fiber, glass, ceramics and more are all used to both celebrate and discover the garden and what it means to all of us.