• Upcoming Workshops

    Creative Landscape Painting with Faripour Forouhar

    July 23 and 24


    Forouhar 154 Winter of Low Snow

    Plein Air Landscape with Stapleton Kearns!

    October 29, 30 and 31



    Elected Artist Application

    Have you been an Associate Artist at the Lyme Art Association for at least two years? Have you exhibited four pieces in juried exhibitions during the last two years? Perhaps you would like to apply to become an Elected Artist!

    The due date for this year's application is Tuesday, September 6, 2016. You can download the 2016 Elected Artist Application by clicking here. After you have read the application, feel free to call us with any questions.

    "It is the ideal gallery . . . . Greater appropriateness, beauty of proportions and refinement of taste hardly could be found . . . . Truly an artist's gallery, built for and by and with artists."

    The New York Times Book Review and Magazine, August 14, 1921.

  • Anything Goes

    The LAA invites all members to enter this un-juried exhibition held during Old Lyme's Midsummer Festival.

    Receiving days: Wednesday and Thursday, July 27 and 28.

    Please click here to download Anything Goes prospectus for more details.




    American Waters: A Marine Show

    Jim Laurino, CT River, Essex Boat Launch, oil

    Jim Laurino, CT River, Essex Boat Launch, oil

    June 11 to August 26

    Presenting Sponsor:

    Suisman Shapiro Law Firm



    Shows in the Goodman Gallery During American Waters:

    • Connecticut Pastel Society annual exhibit, Purely Pastel, in the Goodman Gallery June 10 – July 15.  Receiving and jurying for this show is done by the Connecticut Pastel Society.
    • Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty – a show of paintings completed at the Lyme Land Trust Paint Out location.  July 22 – August 26. Receiving on July 16 and 17. To download the prospectus for this show, which includes the details of the Paint Out, click here: Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty Prospectus.


  • Celebrating Lyme's Beauty

    On view in the Goodman Gallery July 22 - August 26

    Susan Termyn, River Bank Impressions, Old Hamburg, oil, 24 x 30

    Susan Termyn, River Bank Impressions, Old Hamburg, oil

    Opening Reception July 22, 5 pm - 7 pm.

    The annual Celebrating Lyme's Beauty event, co-organized by the Lyme Art Association and the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, will showcase paintings of the Hamburg Bridge District on Joshuatown Road and Old Hamburg Road in Lyme. Paintings were primarily created during a Paint Out this year on June 4 and 5.


    Purely Pastel

    Diane D. Sawyer, Crown Jewel, pastel

    Diane D. Sawyer, Crown Jewel, pastel

    Silent Auction

    The Connecticut Pastel Society is holding a silent auction of paintings from their members that starts on June 17th and runs through July 15th.

    Members Field Trip

    Please call (860) 434-7802 to make a reservation: space in the tour is limited.

    The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury Connecticut has created an exhibition about the early artists of the Lyme Art Association, called Tea Day 1931: The Art Community at Old Lyme, and we're going to go see it on Friday, August 5th. We have arranged for a guided tour of the exhibition and the museum for LAA members.  Meet us there, at 144 West Main Street in Waterbury, at 1:00 pm, or meet at the Lyme Art Association at 12:00 and carpool up.Volkert's Tea Day 1931

    Here is what they have to say about Tea Day 1931:

    "Women in gauzy dresses and wide-brimmed hats, men in blazers and flannels mingled in the annual garden parties hosted by the Lyme Art Association. A 1931 painting, Tea Day, by LAA artist Edward Volkert is the instigation for this exhibition which, like a snapshot in time, will focus on the art of this period in Old Lyme Connecticut. Artists include Eugene Higgins, Bruce Crane, Harry Hoffman, William Chadwick, and Edward Volkert among others."

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