• American Waters

    To View Exhibition Online, click here
    June 15 - August 3, 2018

    Bill Hanson, Classics Off Bar Harbor, oil

    Presenting Sponsor: Suisman Shapiro Attorneys at Law

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    and concurrent with American Waters:

    Hudson Valley Art Association
    85th Annual National Juried Exhibition

    In the Caddell and Cooper-Ferry Galleries

    Carl Larson, Southern Hound, oil, 34 x 21

    HVAA Catalog of Works

  • Upcoming Workshops, Activities, and Classes

    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).


    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.

    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.



    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.




  • 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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