If you are having trouble coming up with work that you think will be suitable for this show, we have assembled some galleries of LAA member works by subject to get your creative thoughts flowing. Just click on the link below each of the paintings by the original Lyme Art Colony artists.
Join your fellow member artists to paint during May and June. There is no charge, but pre-registration is required. Call the LAA at (860) 434-7802 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the date(s) you want to register for. Some locations can only accept a limited number. After you register, you will be sent further instructions.
Saturday, May 1, 2:00 pm: Tiffany Farms
Host: Tom Adkins
Saturday, May 8, 10:00 am: Elizabeth B. Karter Watch Rock Preserve
Hosts: Howard Park and Lisa Miceli
Saturday, May 15, 10:00 am: Old Lyme Village
Host: Sue Termyn
Saturday, May 22, 9:00 am: Grassy Hill Preserve
Host: Eileen Eder
Saturday, June 5, 2:00 pm: Founders Park, Old Saybrook
Host: Debra Paulson
Saturday, June 12, 10:00 am: Lyme Art Association and the Barbizon Oak
Host: Jocelyn Zallinger
2021 is Maura Cochran's third year hosting this friendly and intrepid group. Maura always has a good variety of wonderful locations. Please email Maura at email@example.com to let her know you are interested and she will include you in her email chain.
Locations where you may paint on your own schedule - no permission required. Parking and restrooms may be limited.
Grassy Hill Preserve - 318 Grassy Hill Rd, Lyme. Parking by cemetery. https://www.lymelandtrust.org/properties/
Ferry Landing State Park - 398 Ferry Rd, Old Lyme
Lyme Art Association - 90 Lyme Street Old Lyme
Champlain North Open Space - Barbizon Oak - Parking at end of Wyckford Lane by the Old Lyme Inn.
Duck River Cemetery - McCurdy Road Old Lyme. Entrance between Bittersweet and Johnny Cake Rds.
Elizabeth B. Karter Watch Rock Preserve - Joel Rd off RT.156 Old Lyme
We invite all Lyme Art Association member artists to participate in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the construction of the Lyme Art Association Gallery. Our summer exhibition, A Century of Inspiration, seeks to draw connections between the spirit of our founding artists and that of our current members. So we encourage you to spend a little time communing with our forbears - peruse their works below, paint in some of their favorite locales, and if you can, visit the Florence Griswold Museum's special exhibit on our Centennial.
Do you paint cows, as Matilda Browne and William Henry Howe did? Or perhaps interiors, or nocturnes? Graceful and mysterious figures, beloved children, or loyal hounds? Do you know of a drift of lovely mountain laurel that you have been wanting to paint? Do you work in loose, soft brushwork or precise and fine miniature? These are all the kinds of connections that we are looking for. We are not asking you to copy a work, or change your style at all, but to find a connection between your work and one of the Association's early artists or forbears.
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!