Essex Art Association

established 1946

 photo by Betty Holcomb

photo by Betty Holcomb

Our Council Members


Rob DeBartolo, President


Pam Carlson, Vice President

 Bob Gantner, Treasurer

 Nancy King, Secretary

 John Berube


 Kay Brigante


Peggy Price


Joanne Ryan


Judith Saunders


Administrative Director


Lesley Braren

Essex Art Association - 10 North Main Street - Essex, CT 06426
From Traditional to Cutting Edge            


We welcome you to walk through our purple door into our beautiful bright yellow building and become a part of this vital and growing community art orgainization. Join us as an artist, art supporter, lover of art.

Public always welcome to any event free of charge.



SPRING  is almost here

A Preview to Start the new season




April 21, 22, & 24, 2014 l     Open  3 – 5 pm  

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 23, 2014     4pm – 6 pm

Join us for the opening to meet and support some of our best local young artists.



SPRING JURIED SHOW "CUTTING EDGE" Judged for Entries & Awards

Exit Gallery Featuring:  Eric Hedberg   “Emanations” 

RECEPTION: Friday, May 2    6-8 pm

Open 1-5 pm daily except Tuesdays May 3 – May 24

Entry Dates: Sunday & Monday, April 27 & April 28    2-5 pm

Pickup: Sunday & Monday, May 25 & May 26     2-5 pm

SHOW CHAIR:  Lisabeth Billingsley, Kay Brigante


Welcome to the Essex Art Association

The Essex Art Association was established in 1946 by a group of nationally recognized avant-garde Connecticut artists who had experienced difficulty finding acceptance in the area's established art associations.

Today, the EAA continues to provide opportunities for young talent, students, amateurs, and professional artists, and a venue for displaying and selling their work. As a non-profit organization, the EAA strives to promote art appreciation and artist's recognition in the communities that we serve.

The Association's first home was a barn off the main square in Essex. Its present quarters, built circa 1837, functioned originally as a meeting house and later as the principal schoolhouse in Essex. The building still retains its historic charm and makes a wonderful setting for exhibiting fine art. Visit us today and see how the arts are flourishing in Connecticut