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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



Walkin' in the Rain by Lee Bardenheuer

Essex Art Association Summer Open Show
“A Walk in the...”
Opening Reception June 30, 2017

“Travel a path through special memories in your life... A walk in the park, a walk down memory lane, a walk in the woods, a walk on the wild side... in other words 'keep on truckin...'"

This is an Open Exhibition and welcomes all area artists to submit up to two pieces of artwork. This type of show offers the public a viewing experience with a wide spectrum of subjects, styles and mediums. The show is juried for awards only with the EAA distributing $1800 in nine categories

Congratulations to our Award Winners!


The Exit Gallery Show Award: Steven Wells, Chiabrero Farm

The awarded artist will have a solo exhibit next season in our Exit Gallery.


Best in Show $350: Thomas G. Mayer, Matunuck Home


Most Moving $250: Charles Lagana, Big Apple Walk


Best in Sculpture $200:  Sharon Didato, Walk a Mile in My Shoes


Best in Watercolor $200:  Cora Preibis, Just Peachy


Best in Photography $200: Leonard Hellerman, Footprints in the Snow


Best Still Life $200:  Lee Bardenheuer, Food for Thought


Durland Award $200:  Gray Jacobik, All Trumped Up


EAA Award for Excellence $100: JC Spock, At the Farm


EAA Award for Excellence $100: Carol Dunn, Beach Pathway