Palate to Palette 2019


Thank you so much to our guests, restaurants and caterers who donated their food and service, sponsors, and volunteers! The rain and wind broke just in time for Palate to Palette 2019 to be a smashing success. Save the date for October 21, 2021.

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Our signature fundraising gala Palate to Palette features sumptuous fine food from top regional restaurants and caterers and a silent auction with specially created works of art, a Plein Air experience with artist Howard Park, dining experiences at La Foresta Restaurant, and specially commissioned paintings of your home, boat, children, and pets. All proceeds benefit Lyme Art Association exhibitions and special projects.

The auction also included Debbi Goodman’s Guernsey Girls, with proceeds benefiting the Lyme Art Association’s Second Century Capital Campaign.

Event Committee: Emily Reynolds (Chair), Debbi Goodman, Melissa Imossi, Barbara Resnick, Kim Sapia, Erin Schaaf, Paul Sellier, and Fran Violante. 


Four Color Presenting Sponsors

Three Color Sponsors

The Antonacci Family Foundation

Brewster and Judith Perkins – Debbi and David Goodman

Fox Hopyard Golf Club  – KV DesignsNorthstar Recycling  

River Valley Periodontics & Implant DentistrySapia Builders Corp.Scully Land Design  

Shoreline Eye Group – THE NEW traditionalists

 Waterview Landscaping

Two Color Sponsors

Beard Lumber Company – Block Design Build, LLC – Bogaert Construction 

Brenna and Ron Sadowsky – J. Polep Distribution Services – Roger Crampton Plumbing and Heating

Ted Schaaf: Citizens Investment Services – Tidal Counseling, LLC


Advanced Family Dentistry of Old Lyme – Ann Pellegrini: Edward Jones – Del and Kristen Bach – Dance Center of Old Lyme – Thomas and Carolenna DiMarco – Ruth Emblin – Geomatrix – Goebel Family Dentistry LLC – Kathy and Daniel Goodman Family Fund – Hoffman Audi – Island Cove Marina – Jeff and Barb Koenig – Sarah Stifler Lucas – Madison Motors – George and Sally Mayer – Middlesex Hospital – Alexandra J. Miele: HighTower – Novak Brothers Landscaping – John M. Picard: Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. – READCO – Steven and Frani Ross – Rubino Law LLC – John and Marcella Schweizer Fund – Paul Sellier – Katherine Simmons – Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law- Fran Violante – Joan Wallace – Carrie and Milton Walters – Scott H. Woodford, DMD

Additional Support Provided By




Featured Restaurants and Caterers

A Thyme to CookBistro Mediterranean & Tapas BarBlack Hall Grille  

[chow] Food & Beverage Co.Cloud Nine CateringCoffees Country MarketCuckoo’s Nest  

Festive Catering and EventsFresh SaltFromageLa Foresta in Killingworth  

 Saybrook Soup & Sandwich

Beer by 30 Mile Brewing Co.


Check out last year’s event!

  • 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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