• Current Exhibition

    Summer Painting and Sculpture Show

    Click here to view Summer Painting and Sculpture Online Gallery

    Joanna Chapin, Team Pulling, Chester Fair, watercolor

    On view August 10 - September 21, 2018

    Opening Reception and Ice Cream Social: Friday, August 17, 5 - 7 pm

    Ice Cream provided by: 

    Presenting Sponsor: 


     

     

    First Prize is awarded to Summer Job by Christopher Zhang, a tour de force of painting and composition. The young man meets the viewer’s gaze, albeit behind sunglasses, standing soaked in sun and sweat at the end of a long workday. He's both a heroic archetype of the noble laborer as well as a very modern person, clutching his iPhone as one of the tools of his trade. 

    - David Rau, Juror, Director of Education and Outreach, Florence Griswold Museum

  • Upcoming Workshops, Activities, and Classes

    CRITIQUE NIGHT - HOLLIS DUNLAP
    Wednesday, August 22 at 7 pm.
    Artists - bring a piece that you are working to improve, and Hollis will give you his insights, concrete suggestions, and explanations. You'll be able to take it to the next level!
    Non-artists - listening to a critique is a terrific way to learn how to look at and appreciate fine art. 
    Fee: $5 to listen (artists and non-artists alike), $10 to bring a piece to be critiqued (only a limited number of pieces can be critiqued in an evening).

     

    LECTURE - AN ARTIST AND HIS PROCESS - DEL-BOURREE BACH
    September 13, 7:00 pm
    Learn what has inspired Del, how he began painting and how he works his own brand of magic. Del will bring lots of examples as well as use a slide presentation to illustrate his talk. This is sure to be an interesting and educational evening for both artists and non-artists!
    Fee: $10.

    WORKSHOP: PAINTING THE ELEGANT STILL LIFE
    Rachele Nyssen
    September 21, 22, 23
    This course is designed to boost artists of all levels to elevate their paintings and refine their painting skills. Learn to create luminous light and mysterious shadows, adding depth, beauty and elegance.
    For more information, click here.

     

    FALL CLASSES ARE NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

    Back-to-school isn't just for kids! The LAA offers a range of classes in our beautiful north light studio as well as plein air classes in our beautiful natural surroundings.

    Click here to see all the offerings, and find out how to sign up.

     

     

     

  • Palate to Palette 2018

    A Fun and Fabulous Fundraiser to Benefit the Lyme Art Association

    Thursday, October 18

    6:00 - 9:00 pm

    Register Now!

    Fine Food by the area's top restaurants and caterers:

    A Thyme to Cook Fresh Salt
    Bistro Mediterranean Fromage Fine Foods & Coffee
    Catering By Selene Gourmet Galley
    [chow] Food & Beverage Co. Old Lyme Seafood
    Coffees Country Market Saybrook Soup & Sandwich
    Cuckoo's Nest  
     

    Many Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors!

    Premier Media Sponsor  
     
       
    Four Color Presenting Sponsors  
     

    Lee & Michele Mergy

     
     
       
    Three Color Sponsors  
    Ameriprise Financial - Old Saybrook Novak Brothers Landscaping
    Debbi and David Goodman River Valley Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
    Fox Hopyard Golf Club Sapia Builders Corp.
    Judith and Brewster Perkins Shoreline Eye Group
    KV Designs The New Traditionalists
    Northstar Recycling USA Hauling & Recycling Inc.
       
       
    Two Color Sponsors  
    Beard Lumber Company Jerry's Artarama of CT
    Block Design Build LLC KOTA Solutions
    Bogaert Construction  LymeLine.com & ValleyNews Now.com
    Brenna and Ron Sadowsky Morgan Stanley Wealth Management - Essex
    Crampton Plumbing Steven and Frani Ross
    Holth & Kollman LLC Wholesale Frame Company
    J. Polep Distribution Services  
       
       
    In-Kind Donors  
     
     
     
       
    One Color Sponsors  
       
    Advanced Family Dentistry of Old Lyme Paul Sellier
    Dance Center of Old Lyme Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-At-Law
    Fiore Real Estate Springfield MA Katherine Simmons
    Daniel Goodman and Ellen Shapiro Tidal Counseling, LLC
    Goebel Family Dentistry, LLC Tiger Press
    Grossman Chevrolet Nisson Fran Violante
    Hoffman Audi V.F. McNeil & Company
    Island Cove Marina Joan Wallace
    Middlesex Hospital Carrie and Milton Walters
    Adam Richwine Scott H. Woodford, DMD
    Rings End  

    Art About Town

    For a quiet little town, Old Lyme is packed with art!

    The Florence Griswold Museum, right next door, is currently exhibiting Art and the New England Farm, paintings, drawings, and photographs from public and private collections that trace the challenges of farming in New England.

    The University of New Haven’s Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is just down the street, but this summer we have an installation from their visiting artist, Ana Flores, right on our grounds. She is an award winning “ecological artist” probing the relationships between the human and natural history in different geographies. One of her goals as an artist is to encourage the public’s awareness of their local landscapes, deepening their connections to place because if we don’t care about something we will not help protect it. She worked with one of Lyme Art Association's associate artists, Sara Drought Nebel, to create a "Vision Box" overlooking the stream running behind the gallery. 


  • "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.

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