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Essex Art Association

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

Susan Malan, Treasurer
Andria Alex, Member
Elin Dolle, Member
Ellen Gaube, Member

Barbara Morrissey, Member
Jerry Reed, Member

Kay Brigante
Janet Rayner
Co-Administrative Directors

McKenzie Graham, Intern

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

Exhibition Schedule for 2018 Season

“Journeys” - Spring Juried Show
Show runs May 5-26, 2018
Gantner Gallery Featuring: Janet Rayner
Juror: Bill Colrus
List of Accepted work
Work not accepted into the spring 2018 juried show can be picked up during regular gallery hours. Our juror stated, "I was impressed by the number of entries in this exhibit, but it made decision making difficult. With an extraordinary mix of techniques and media, this show speaks highly of the exceptional talent in this region."

Award Winners "Journeys" EAA Spring Juried Show

The Gantner Gallery Show Award: Richard Raicik, Beyond Repair

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

Best in Show $300: Diana Roberts-Paschall, Journey

Excellence in any Media $200: Leif Nilsson, Hamburg Cove


Best in Sculpture $200: Eric Hedberg, Journey Across Time

Moore Award in any Media $200: Michele Sinkez, Inprov of Dizzy


Best in Watercolor $150: Dan Nichols, At St. Johns


Best in Pastel $150: Jean Dalton, At Peace


Best in Photography $150: Tony Donovan, Commuters in New Haven


Best Interpretation of Show Theme $150: Elin Dolle, The Final Journey


Best in Oil/Acrylic $100: Pam Carlson, Off to the Races


Best in Portraiture $100: Janet Rayner, Clairvoyance


Best Still Life $100: Patti Lizotte, Fight to Paris

Elected Artist Show
June 2 – June 23, 2018
Reception: Friday, June 1, 6-8 pm
Gantner Gallery Featuring: Pam Erickson 
Entry Form
Juror: Breana Ferrara

“Brilliant” - Summer Open Show
June 30 – July 21, 2018
Reception: Friday, June 29, 6-8 pm
Gantner Gallery Featuring: Steven Wells
Prospectus: n/a
Entry Form
Juror: Douglas Deveny

“Verb” - Summer Juried Show
July 28 – August 18, 2018
Reception: Friday, July 27, 6-8 pm
Gantner Gallery Featuring: Fred Trinkaus
Prospectus: n/a
Entry Form
Juror: Dorie Petrochko

“Odd Perspective” - Late Summer Open Show
August 25 - September 15, 2018
Reception: Friday, August 24, 6-8 pm
Gantner Gallery Featuring: Michele Sinkez
Prospectus: n/a
Entry Form
Juror: Ava Orphanoudakis

Past Shows 2018 Season

Click for Show Photos and Awards List
Valley Regional High School Student Art Show 
Monday, April 23 - Tuesday April 24, 2018
 -  3:00 - 5:00 pm

Reception and Awards: Wednesday, April 25, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

EAA Rental Season Exhibitions 2018
September 19 - October 2, 2018:  Madison Art Society 
October 5 - 8, 2018:  Five Women Painting
October 12 - 15: Lyme Academy of Fine Art
October 26 - 29: Draft Horse Rescue