Newington Art League is an organization seeking to advance the visual arts while fostering a community spirit.
- To increase interest in the visual arts by providing stimulating demonstrations and exhibitions.
- To advance the visual arts while fostering a community spirit through participation in community events.
- To facilitate practice of the visual arts by artists of all levels of ability and interest by providing a creative venue for artists.
The Newington Art League meets in the Ceramics Room of the Newington Senior and Disabled Center at 120 Cedar St. on the second Wednesdays of March, April May, September, October and November. These are short business meetings followed by an artists demonstration. In December and June we gather for a dinner social. Membership is open to all and dues are $25 for an individual and $35 for a couple.
In addition to monthly meetings, there are weekly members painting workshops. These workshops are free to members and are on Monday mornings from 9:30 – 11:30 at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center in the Woodworking Room
Our 2018-2019 Officers
President: Pat Tanger
Co-Vice Presidents: Ellen Schuman and Celestine Bernard
Secretary: Melanie Stoddard
Treasurer: Flo Dickie
Publicity: Christine Mansolf
Hospitality: Phyllis Small
Telephone: Celestine Bernard and Barbara Blain
Scholarship: Jean Henry
Membership: Celestine Bernard and Flo Dickie
Town Venues and Publicity: Christine Mansolf
Art Show Coordinator: Pat Tanger
Newsletter: Pat Tanger
Website: Pat Tanger
In 1983, Mikki Zadrowski campaigned to solicit members, with the belief that “…art leagues promote an interest in art by sponsoring lectures of visiting artists, providing shows and classes…” for anyone interested in expanding or learning artistic skills. From its inception, members struggled, yet persevered in acquiring a “home of their own,” After six years of meeting in a room at the town hall, in 1989, NAL acquired, through the passionate perseverance of Evelyn Genotti, the east section of the former Board of Education building situated on 90 Welles Drive North. The Art League has been relocated to the rear apartment at 679 Willard Ave. in Newington. It is the site of the Kellogg-Eddy House which also houses the Newington Historical Society and Trust.