What’s New

LAA has a new Executive Director!

September 6, 2018

Dear Members,

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the promotion of Laurie Pavlos to the position of Executive Director. Laurie joined the Lyme Art Association staff in 2010 and brings to her new position a strong record of experience and enthusiastic support for the LAA mission and values. Laurie will lead the Executive Team joined by Gallery Manager Jocelyn Zallinger and Development Director Gary Parrington.

At the end of this year, Gary will retire after five years with LAA. Gary played a key role in the successful conclusion of our first major capital campaign and has positioned us well to develop the resources needed for the Association to continue to thrive. Soon, we will initiate a search for a Development Manager to strengthen membership outreach and expand a culture of philanthropy in support of the Association.

These are the staff changes you will see over the next several months. What will not change is who we are. LAA remains committed to the presentation of high-quality art shows and special events that artists, members, patrons, and the community have come to expect of us. We will continue to offer a robust schedule of art classes and workshops that nurture burgeoning art talent and that challenge the most experienced artists.

Best regards,

Katherine Simmons,

Lyme Art Association Board President

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the LAA Membership will take place at the gallery on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 5:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30, before the meeting begins.

Lyme Land Conservation Trust Paint Out at Moulson Pond

Paint Out Saturday, September 29, 2017
Rain Date Saturday, October 7

For more information, click here.

Summer Demonstration Schedule

Sara Stifler Lucas May 20, 1 – 3 pm

Alan James: June 10, 1 – 3 pm

Shauna Shane: July 8, 1 – 3 pm

Eileen Eder: July 22, 1 – 3 pm



April 8, 2017, 10am – 3pm

Free to the public

An LAA Secret Revealed (or “Who is the Executive Director?”)

Click title above for a message from Kathy Simmons, President of the Board of Directors

Elected Artist Application for 2016

Have you been an Associate Artist at the Lyme Art Association for at least two years? Have you exhibited four pieces in juried exhibitions during the last two years? Perhaps you would like to apply to become an Elected Artist!

The due date for this year’s application is Tuesday, September 6, 2016. You can download the 2016 Elected Artist Application by clicking here. After you have read the application, feel free to call us with any questions.

Paint Out Coming in June!

The Lyme Land Conservation Trust is partnering with the Lyme Art Association for a Paint Out at the beautiful and historic Hamburg Cove historic district on June 4 and 5, 2016. Please click link above for more information.

Connecticut Pastel Society Demonstrations

On Saturday, June 11, the Connecticut Pastel Society is holding pastel demonstrations to kick off their Purely Pastel Exhibition at the Lyme Art Association.  Simultaneous demonstrations will be given by Clayton Buchanan (figure), Christina Debarry (still life), and Jane Penfield (landscape).   The demonstrations are free and open to the public.

Tips From the Studio

Hollis Dunlap shares his method of making painting panels. Click here!


Members News

We love to post news about our members’ awards and publications here and in our newsletter.  If you are a member and have received an award for your artwork, please send the news to Laurie at laurie@lymeartassociation.org.  Include an image if you can!



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