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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

Essex Art Association exhibitions are funded with support from the Connecticut Office of the Arts

Essex Art Association Exit Gallery space renamed
in honor of Bob Gantner.

Bob Gantner has been a driving force behind the Essex Art Association.  He has worn many hats during his approximately 20 years on the EAA Council, including: council member, vice president, president, treasurer, and most importantly, friend and mentor to everyone who has followed in his footprints.

In honor of Bob's dedicated and caring service to the Essex Art Association, we are extremely happy to announce that the Exit Gallery has been renamed to the Gantner Gallery

Thank you Bob for all you've done.

EAA Rental Season Exhibitions & EAA post gallery season events
October 20-22 — "Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Student Exhibition"
Opening reception: Friday October 20th, 5 - 8 pm

​October 26-29 — "Save a Horse - Buy Art" 

 EAA post gallery season:

Artwork by Kay Brigante

 Images of the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat 2017 
November 8-December 30 
Public Reception Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 

A special exhibition sponsored by The Valley Railroad Company, Essex, CT
in collaboration with the Essex Art Association, featuring the work of EAA members. 

All EAA member artists are invited to exhibit their work in the Oliver O. Jensen Gallery in the River Valley Junction building at the Valley Railroad Company in Essex, CT. With 40,000 people visiting the Valley Railroad and riding the trains during the holiday season, this is a wonderful time of year to exhibit in this gallery, housed in the only heated building on site. Entries must represent the Essex Steam Train, the Becky Thatcher Riverboat, or any of the locomotives, rolling stock, buildings, signage, etc. located on the EST&R properties.  Click for prospectus

December 9 — Chilly, Cheap & Chili