• Current Exhibition

    New England Landscape Exhibition

    On view through November 9, 2018

    Click here to view the online gallery

    Beverly Schirmeier, Queen Anne Lace, Griswold Point, pastel

    This themed exhibition is open to all LAA Members and features the rich and varied landscape of New England. It is one of LAA’s premier exhibitions, and work of the highest quality is presented. The juror of selection and awards is Mark Boedges.

    Presenting Sponsor:


    Supporting Sponsor:

    Chelsea Groton Bank



  • 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. 

  • Palate to Palette 2018

    A Fun and Fabulous Fundraiser to Benefit the Lyme Art Association

    Thursday, October 18

    6:00 - 9:00 pm

    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 30 Mile Brewing Co.

    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
    Thomas and Carolenna DiMarco Sarah Stifler Lucas
    James and Darlene Fiore 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 William Pitt Sothebys International Realty
    Ameriprise Financial - North Haven  

  • "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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