Take a virtual tour of the exhibit, courtesy of Jack Montmeat.
Robert Sweeny, Turners Falls Mills, oil
The Connecticut River Museum in Essex, Ct, is collaborating with Lyme Art Association on a topical exhibition titled "Hands on the Land: Art & the Environment in the Connecticut River Valley."
Ships to Shore celebrates all aspects of the sea and shoreline in a broad range of styles and media. This show is open to all member artists, and prizes will be awarded.
Juror: J. Russell Jinishian of the J. Russell Jinishian Gallery in Stonington is regarded as the Nation's Leading Authority on Contemporary Marine Art.
Online Submission: Through Thursday, May 6, 5pm.
In 1921, after years of discussion, planning, and fundraising, the early members of the Lyme Art Association achieved their goal; a purpose-built gallery to display their art. This year we will be marking this milestone with special exhibitions, events, and activities.
The Lyme Art Association celebrates the 100th anniversary of the gallery in 2021. You can learn about the Association's rich history and connection with the Lyme Art Colony and Florence Griswold by exploring the fabulous exhibit at the Florence Griswold Museum celebrating our centennial. The Museum has assembled works from the artists who presented work in the 1921 inaugural exhibit in the gallery and presented them with informational signage that touches on the connection and importance of each artist to the original colony and to the new Lyme Art Association. You can visit the exhibit at the Florence Griswold Museum in person (reservations are required due to COVID) or virtually by touring the show on-line.
Tuesday Afternoon Landscape Painting Class Begins May 11
Instructor: Hollis Dunlap
Noted artist Stapleton Kearns will give an oil painting demonstration on May 18th, 3:00 PM at the Lyme Art Association. A former president of the Rockport Art Association and member of the Guild of Boston Artists, Stapleton Kearns has been a full-time painter for fifty years. He will explain the materials and a little about the logic of creating traditional landscapes while making a painting in front of the audience. While learning artists will find this useful, Stapleton is entertaining enough that non-artist should enjoy the show as well. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Lyme Art Association and The Hudson Valley Art Association's 88th Annual Juried Exhibition.
The Lyme Art Association is a vibrant art center with a gallery where professional as well as developing artists mount major exhibitions throughout the year.
We also have a busy schedule of affordable art classes and workshops. Visit the historic Lyme Art Association on your next visit to Old Lyme CT where art lives!