• Current Exhibitions

    Expanding Visions: Traditional and Beyond

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    Click Here to See Award Winners!

    Enjoy a video tour of the exhibitions created by Jack Montmeat: Click Here to View.

    William Butcher, "The Deep Sea," acrylic

    Visitors of all ages will enjoy Expanding Visions, Lyme Art Association’s annual member show that showcases the varied artistic visions of our membership. All types of artwork will be celebrated from hyper-realism, abstraction to completely non-representational styles. The exhibit will be juried by Robert Pillsbury, former president of the Salmagundi Art Club NY.

    The show runs from April 15 through June 2, 2022.  Opening Reception is Saturday, April 23 from 5 - 7 pm. 

    Concurrent with Expanding Visions:




    Hudson Valley Art Association's 89th Annual Juried Exhibition


    Earl Grenville Killeen's Solo Exhibition


    These Exhibitions are Proudly Sponsored by the 
    Lyme Art Association Board of Directors


  • Young Artists Exhibition

    Water All Around Us
    June 10 – August 12, 2022
    Youth Exhibition Water All Around Us

    Artwork by Sara Drought Nebel

    Calling Young Artists!  This summer we invite artists ages 3 to 18 to celebrate the waters that surround us!

    We are asking young artists to look for inspiration from the bodies of water that are all around us. The beach, marshes, seabirds, marine or freshwater wildlife, boats, waves, buoys, docks, pools, puddles, glasses of water … any of these would be great subjects for this show!

    For more information, visit our Young Artists Exhibition page.

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  • Upcoming Exhibitions

    Ship to Shore: A Marine Show

    Receiving Dates:
    Friday - Sunday, June 3rd - 5th, 10am – 5pm
    Art Reception: Friday, June 17th, 5 - 7 PM

    Ship to Shore Prospectus

    Sharon Silvia Bahosh, "Beal & Co. Essex," oil

    Sharon Silvia Bahosh, Beal & Co. Essex, oil

    Lyme Art Association is pleased to present Ship to Shore: A Marine Show, celebrating all aspects of sea and shoreline life. This members exhibition will feature a broad range of styles and mediums including paintings, drawings and sculptures and will be juried by Anthony Tomaselli.  

    Running concurrently will be the Connecticut Pastel Society's Renaissance in Pastel. This exhibition will include the finest pastel work from the Connecticut Pastel Society member artists.  Additionally, on display will be Water All Around Us, our Young Artists Exhibition.

    The opening reception and award presentation for Ship to Shore and Renaissance in Pastel is Friday, June 17th, 5 - 7 PM. Ship to Shore and Water All Around Us are made possible by the generous support of our premier sponsor, Essex Savings Bank, service & trust since 1851.

    Essex Savings Bank, service & trust since 1851

    Service & Trust Since 1851


  • Summer Classes and Workshops

    Howard Park Stone Acres Farm

    Howard Park, Stone Acres Farm, oil

    Lyme Art Association offers great art workshops and classes.

    Our summer selection of plein air workshops include:

    Additionally, we have painting and drawing classes for all ability levels:

  • Into the Second Century

    Help Save the Skylights!

    LAA's historic skylights are some of the building's most compelling design features, bathing the gallery in natural light. After 100 years, though, they need to be replaced. Leaking and energy loss are two major problems. Learn more.

    With your financial help, we can install a new, insulated skylight system, making energy-efficient heating and cooling a reality so that LAA will be sustainable for its next hundred years! Thank you for your support.

  • New Faces in the Gallery

    Paul Michael will be taking over as Jocelyn Zallinger retires as Gallery Manager. And there's more! Click image above.


  • Swing for Art

    Swing for Art - In Memory of David Moore
    June 6, 2022
    Old Lyme Country Club


    For Men and Women, All Levels Welcome

    • 2:00 pm Registration
    • 3:00 pm Shotgun Start • Scramble Format
    • 5:30 pm Cocktails & Hearty Hors D’Oeuvres in the Club House

    $160 per golfer (includes cart and cocktail party)
    $85 per guest (cocktail party only)

    Click Here to Register.

  • Critique with Eileen Eder

    Critique with Eileen Eder
    Saturday July 23rd 10 am - 12 pm
    In the LAA studio
    Eileen Eder

    Eileen Eder

    Artists at all levels have room to learn and grow. A critique of your work is one of the most powerful tools to improve your art. Eileen Eder is an Elected Artist and instructor who is particularly skilled at providing valuable feedback on your work. You may learn as much from watching the critique of others' work as well.  Come with one piece to critique.

    Limit: 10 attendees

    Critique fee: $20


  • Old Lyme Arts District

    Old Lyme's Midsummer Festival is back!The Celebration of art, music, food and summer fun!
    Visit the Old Lyme Arts District website for more information.

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