August 31, 2020 Duc Tinh

WINSTED, CT – August 27, 2020 – Northwestern Connecticut Community College is pleased to announce an exciting series of online exhibits that will feature former Art Students who own art related businesses. The online gallery will be found on the college website at:  The series will begin in October with month-long exhibitions focusing on the work of artistic entrepreneurs.

Meredith Perrotto (2006 Fine Art) works in her home studio in Berwick Maine. She is the owner and sole artist at Soul Shine Maine

“Over the years I have meet some very talented and driven people, the selection here represents people who are making a go of it in original ways,” said Sue Berg, gallery coordinator. The first exhibition will feature Jennifer Hallock, an interior designer and painter who lives in San Francisco. After that, the artists will include:

  • Meredith Perrotto, artist, and owner of Soul Shine Maine
  • David Garcia, designer for Quality and Conflict clothing Brand
  • Jenny Adison, owner, and head printmaker at Lock and Key Press
  • Jack McLaughlin, painter, and mixed media artist
  • Sarah Thompson, photographer
  • Darcy St. Onge, web designer and freelance graphic designer
  • Feather Vansvik, mixed media artist who lives in Dingle, Sweden

Overall, there will be a wide variety of works and artistic mediums represented. Northwestern Connecticut Community College is a valuable resource for young people looking for a quality education at an affordable cost. These artist entrepreneurs are but the tip of the iceberg in terms of successful students who have called NCCC home.

The Art Department offers an array of credit courses leading to an Associate in Science degree or Certificates. Students may choose to specialize in Graphic Design, Digital Media, or Fine Arts (drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture), as they progress in the art program. Certificate programs are available in Fine Arts and Graphic Design. For more information about Northwestern Connecticut Community College Art Department’s programs, please contact Professor Janet Nesteruk at or Professor Sue Berg at