COVID-19 Update - The Lyme Art Association galleries are now closed and all programs and events are postponed. We are monitoring the situation and will reassess in coming weeks. We want you to feel safe attending all of our programs. We are continuing to plan events and exhibitions for later this season, but will evaluate as things progress, in consideration of CDC guidance and public health concerns. Please contact staff by email with any questions.
Please join us in taking extra precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19: sanitize diligently, wash hands regularly, and practice social distancing. We miss you - check out all the ways below you can join our virtual community! Don't miss a virtual visit to our latest exhibition, Yin and Yang.
Our current exhibition presents both highly realistic and abstract work from the Lyme Art Association’s member artists. It was juried by Susan Fisher, the Executive Director of the Mystic Museum of Art. We are proud to present this show online, as the gallery is temporarily closed due to ongoing public health concerns.
Christine Karpinski, Passage, oil / Thomas Adkins, The Day's Over, oil
Each year we present one show that allows our members, whose work is generally strongly representational, to show us what else they have been doing in their studios. These are creative people – unlikely to allow themselves to get stuck in a rut, and it’s wonderful to see something entirely different, alongside the realistic work. We hope you enjoy this exciting show - virtually! - and visit again when the gallery reopens.
Take a virtual tour in this video walk through of the exhibition, filmed by Jack Montmeat.
Watch for a new date for this free event. Come discover new products, learn new techniques, enjoy special deals, free samples, and discounts at the Annual Art Supply Expo.
To all our artists and art lovers, members and visitors alike - we miss you! There are so many ways to be a part of our community, though, even though our historic building is temporarily closed.
Our latest exhibition features both abstract and highly realistic work from our member artists. Visit Yin and Yang: Realism and Abstraction on our website and stroll through the gallery in a virtual video walk through.
Did you know that all of our exhibitions dating back to 2013 are online? Revisit your favorites!
Submissions will be by email, and the exhibit will be purely online. All work will be for sale and interested buyers will be provided with additional photos and information as requested.
Emailed submissions accepted between April 6 and April 18
Lyme Art Association member artists of all levels may submit up to four works of art depicting Flowers, Gardens, Birds, Bees, and other signs of spring in this colorful exhibition. All work must be representational, and paintings, drawings, hand-pulled prints and sculpture are eligible.
Please read the prospectus for email submission directions. PLEASE LABEL YOUR PHOTO FILES AS SHOWN ON PROSPECTUS.
Please check back - lectures will not take place until the gallery reopens.
Postponed: Sarah Stifler Lucas - an Artist and Her Process. Sarah's atmospheric nocturnes and interiors capture a sense of warmth and connection. Learn what inspires her and how she creates her oil paintings.
April 30: Zufar Bikbov - an Artist and His Process. Zufar's landscapes and still lifes possess a vibrancy and energy that make them consistent favorites among visitors and buyers. Learn about Zufar and his technique.
May 14: Harley Bartlett - Painting in Sacred Spaces. In addition to being an accomplished landscape painter, Harley does cathedral painting – a combination of mural, trompe l’oeil and religious subject that has ancient roots and contemporary application. Learn how Harley creates these liturgical murals.
May 28: Michael DiGiorgio - Bird and Wildlife Portraits. Renowned bird artist Michael DiGiorgio will speak about his study of birds and wildlife and his detailed and magnificent bird portraits.
Lectures are open to the public and will begin at 7pm, preceded by a half-hour wine and cheese reception.
"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.
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!