Favorite Subjects

A Century of Inspiration draws connections between the spirit of our founding artists and that of our current members. Looking to get your creative juices flowing? We have assembled some galleries of LAA member works, by subject, to help! Each image below by original Lyme Art Colony artists leads to a gallery of similarly themed works by current LAA members.

Bridges and Water’s Edge From Lyme Art Association Artists

Gifford Beal (1879–1956), The Bow Bridge, Oil on board, Collection of Clement C. Moore

House and Garden from Lyme Art Association Artists

Matilda Browne (1869-1947), Peonies, ca. 1907, Oil on wood, Florence Griswold Museum, Purchase.

Nocturnes and Interiors from Lyme Art Association Artists

Thomas Watson Ball, Chinese Twilight, Oil on canvas, Florence Griswold Museum; Gift of the Trustees and Director in Honor of Tony and Sandy Thurston for Their Lasting Devotion to the Museum

Farms and Animals from Lyme Art Association Artists

Henry Rankin Poore (1859-1940) Beagle Hound Oil on artist board Florence Griswold Museum; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Shippee

  • A Century of Inspiration

    July 30 – Sept. 16, 2021

    A Century of Inspiration is an exhibit dedicated to celebrating the 100th anniversary of our beloved gallery. We are asking artists to look back at the work of the original art colony for inspiration. Bucolic landscapes with cows or sheep, woodland interiors, gardens beside a cottage, mountain laurels in bloom, bridges, porch scenes, moonlit nocturnes, portraits and so much more would be appropriate subject matter for this show. LAA is not looking for copies of the originals or asking artists to work in a style that is not their own, but to be inspired by the subject matter, color, and spirit of the founding members of LAA.

    All participants will be eligible for the following prizes, 1st $500, 2nd $250 and 3rd $125. 

    Open to all LAA member artists. Please download the prospectus for more details.

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