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Essex Art Association

established 1946

EAA Council Members
Rob DeBartolo, President
Pam Carlson, Vice-President
Nancy King, Secretary
Bob Gantner, Treasurer
Barbara Morrissey, Member

Peggy Price, Member
Cathy Puccio, Member
Chip Rutan, Member
Joanne Ryan, Member

Kay Brigante
Anne Coffey
Co-Administrative Directors



"Five Women Painting Show" —October 2, 3, 4

Local artists, as well as  EAA members, Pam Carlson, Donna Favreau, Cheryl Sorenson, Claudia Van Nes and Carol Young invite you to an exhibition of their artwork this weekend at the Essex Art Association Gallery. The exhibition is open during the hours of noon - 5 pm on all three days. An opening party will be held this Friday, October 2, from 5-8 pm followed by a closing party on Sunday, October 4, from 3-5 pm.

"My Paris Portfolio—Original Art, Design and Product"
Join us Friday, October 16 from 5 to 9 pm for a wine and cheese reception to enjoy Jill Butler's one woman art retrospective- “My Paris Portfolio- Original Art, Design and Product”. A master of collage design, Butler will showcase 30+ pieces that incorporate cut paper, illustration and found objects gathered from her 18 years in Paris and Normandy. For Butler, creating collage is the art of assembling found objects that tell a story. Each one-of-a-kind collage creates an ambiance that tells a story or makes a social statement.

With an unwavering belief that art is also meant to resonate beyond the walls on which it hangs, Butler has long been inspired by the visuals of everyday living and dining, especially in France, and has developed a variety of products for daily use. These products will be featured as part of the exhibition. Friday's opening will include the launch of her newest product: “the CARDbutler and organizing station”.

A $10 donation is suggested with door proceeds and a percentage of all sales to benefit two local charities.

The exhibition will run: 
Friday (Opening) October 165 to 9pm 
Saturday, Oct. 1710 to 5pm, with a gallery talk by the artist at 10am
Sunday, Oct. 18, come for coffee, 
10 to 1pm

The Season Winds Down

You can tell that the summer season is winding down. The mornings are cooler and crisper. The leaves are beginning their colorful change. The EAA website is getting sparser! — We have two more shows for you. In November we encourage you to enter the Essex Valley Train Show (details below and more coming). In December we'll be hosting our bi-annual event, "Chilly, Cheap and Chili", in coordination with the Essex holiday festivities. More information will be posted in early October.

Here's the Latest Info Regarding the "Train Show!"

Did you know that each year 40,000 people visit the Valley Railroad and ride the train during the holiday season? Again this year Essex Art Association, in collaboration with the Valley Railroad, will host an exhibition of themed artwork. EAA member artists will be exhibiting their artwork in the Oliver O. Jensen Gallery in the River Valley junction building at the Valley Railroad Company in Essex. The theme for all the exhibited artwork will be the railroad as well as the Becky Thatcher riverboat.

The exhibition will run from November 6 through December 29 and will be open during regular hours at the EST&R.

A reception, open to the public, will be held Friday, November 6 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

A BIG Heartfelt "Thank You!"

What a great season! What terrific volunteers! — When we were getting ready to open last spring, several people helped with raking, planting, picking up sticks, washing windows. Over the summer LOTS of you helped in so many ways.....bringing food and flowers to openings, chairing the exhibitions, hanging artwork, assisting at receiving and pick-up, judging, and gallery sitting! If we've forgotten anything in our list of thank-you's, we apologize. But know that every single thing you did to help with the EAA season is noticed and appreciated.