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CFA Visual Artist Guild

The Center for the Arts (CFA) Visual Artist Guild is open to artists of all mediums from paint to photography and more. Our members’ art is showcased at multiple galleries and events throughout the year. 

Art Café

Excitement can occur when artists come together to support one another in a friendly, stimulating environment. They can exchange ideas, experiment, theorize, and grow.

In 2016, an art café in the New London area was established. This group of over twelve artists meets regularly to discuss their works in progress. They share information and ideas, discuss techniques, and support one another. Their forms of art are varied but they have become a close community.

If you are interested in starting a new Art Café, please call or email Rick
 Stockwell, Visual Artist Guild Coordinator, at: 603-927-4619

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Photography Café

The Photography Café meets every second Thursday at Tracy Memorial Library in New London for a chance to connect, learn new techniques, receive feedback on their work, explore exhibition opportunities, and participate in group outings. For a glimpse of what their meetings entail, check out the sample agenda linked below. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Jay Fitzpatrick at

Photography Cafe

Visual Artist Guild Meetings

Guild member meetings are geared to provide opportunities for artists to improve their craft, broaden their network, and connect with other artists. 

These opportunities are at various times throughout the year. To stay up to date, please sign up for the Visual Arts Newsletter or email if you have any questions. 

Guild Meetings


CFA’s Microgallery events are a wonderful way to show your artwork and gain traction in the local community.

The CFA and Microgalleries provide an exhibit space, beverages, and snacks for an opening reception. In return, the artist will attend the First Friday opening reception, and replaces any artwork that is sold at this exhibit with more of their own comparable work. They will maintain the exhibit for the duration of the exhibit period.


Arts in the Harbor

Arts in the Harbor is a one day, outdoors, juried fine arts and crafts show. Fine arts and crafts include painting-oils, acrylics, watercolors, monotypes, pastels, drawings, photography, block prints, pottery, fine jewelry, gold and silver work, weaving, fiber arts, wood, metal, stone, and sculpture.

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Naturally New England

Come and see the best artists from Vermont and New Hampshire at the Livery, a beautiful historic building in Sunapee Harbor, New Hampshire.

Open Studios

Join us each October for a tour of artist studios in our Region. Check back soon to see this year's participating artists.


How to Join or Support

Membership to CFA’s Visual Artist Guild starts at $50. Guild members have the opportunity to exhibit their work at microgalleries, special exhibits, participate in summer art shows and annual Open Studio events, have a listing on our website and spotlight on social media, and more.

The CFA has been able to help artists collectively gross about $50,000 in gross sales in past years. The CFA media presence can reach up to 10,000 individuals per month through social media, digital, and press promotion. Guild Membership offers a great opportunity for local visual artists to expose their work to a larger audience.

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