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Essex Art Association

EAA Council Members
Chip Rutan, President
Pam Carlson, Vice-President
Peggy Price, Secretary

Barbara Morrissey, Treasurer
Elin Dolle, Member
Bob Gantner, Member
Ellen Gaube, Member
Susan Malan, Member
Peggy Price, Member

Kay Brigante
Janet Rayner
Co-Administrative Directors



Get ready for the Essex Art Association upcoming
2017 Elected Artists’ Member Exhibition!
“Up in the Attic”

Boxes of old photographs, a rocking horse and a dollhouse, or maybe a sewing machine. Stored and forgotten treasures found up in the attic make us remember and dream. How can we capture what was the past?
June 3-24, 2017
Public Reception: Friday, June 2, 2017, 6-8 pm

Receiving Dates:    Sunday, May 28 & Monday, May 29    2-5 pm
Click here for full prospectus.

Essex Art Association Spring 2017 Juried Exhibition
“Anything You Want”

May 6-27, 2017

Gallery hours 1-5 pm daily, except Tuesdays

An exhibit in which artists show what they’re passionate about!
What speaks to their creativity! What inspires their voice!

Congratulations to our award winners!
Best in Show $400: Lisa Tellier, Spring Rush
Best in Sculpture $300: Eric Hedberg, Ghost That Sells Memories
Best in Watercolor $200: Mary Horrigan, Hydrangeas
Best in Photography $200: Gray Wolf, Illusion
Best Still Life in Any Medium $200: Lee Bardenheuer, Blue Saucer
Moore Award $200: Holly Whiting, Smoky Mountain Path
EAA Award for Overall Excellence $100: Ellen Gaube, Steel Vine I
EAA Award for Overall Excellence $100: Juliet Sharrock, Deserted
EAA Award for Overall Excellence $100: Iacopo Pasquinelli, Guitars, Flutes & Strings 

The Exit Gallery Show Award: Janet Rayner, Mistaken Identity
The awarded artist will have a solo exhibit next season in our Exit Gallery.

Click for the list of pieces accepted for the show.

Our current Essex Corinthian Yacht Club  show!

An added Essex Art Association member benefit is the ability to exhibit at the Essex Corinthian Yacht Club (ECYC)  located on the Connecticut River on Novelty Lane in Essex.
ECYC hosts 4 shows per year and uses the same financial sharing model in place at EAA and splits the 25% commission from all sales with the EAA. 

It’s a wonderful place to exhibit and promotes greater exposure for EAA members’ art. 

Griswold Inn Art Talk

On November 13, nearly thirty Essex Art Association members and guests were treated to a guided tour of the Griswold Inn's storied art collection. The Griswold Inn's outstanding collection of marine art and artifacts include prints by Currier & Ives and Endicott & Co, ship's portraits by James Bard, Antonio Jacobsen, Charles Parsons and others, and illustrations by Samuel Ward Stanton and Norman Rockwell. 2016 is the 70th anniversary of the Essex Art Association and the Griswold Inn talk was the final event to celebrate that anniversary. A big "thank you!" to our tour guide as well as the staff of the Inn!

"Transitions" — a Success!
On October 21st, the Essex Art Association Gallery was the venue for a unique exhibition featuring the artwork of students of Lyme Academy College. 

Photos taken during the exhibition can be viewed on the EAA Facebook page at this link:

Click on this link for more information.