Young Artists Exhibition

Art by Sara Drought Nebel

Water All Around Us

On view at the Lyme Art Association June 10 – August 12, 2022

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, from Long Island Sound to the Lieutenant River to ponds or streams or puddles in your own backyard or local park. 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! 

Enter the Exhibition! 

We ask that each person submit only one piece. Choose your best work!  Any 2-dimensional media are welcome – from paints to pencils or pastels to markers and crayons. 

Artwork must be framed, with a wire or sawtooth hanger. Framed pieces should be no bigger than 18 x 24 inches.

Please also email a photo of your piece before it is in the frame to

Important Dates

The deadline for submitting your work is Sunday, June 5 at 5pm. You are welcome to bring your piece anytime before then! We are open from 10am-5pm. Fill out the attached form, and bring it and your piece to the Lyme Art Association at 90 Lyme Street. 

Pickup will be Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14.

Family Day

We are planning a family celebration on Sunday, June 12th from 12 – 2pm, featuring prizes for the 1st place winner in each age group (3-6, 7-9, 10-12, and 13-15, 16-18), certificates for each artist, and fun activities for all!

For more information, contact Elsbeth Dowd at or 860-434-7802.

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