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Essex Art Association

established 1946

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 Spring 2017 Juried Exhibition
“Anything You Want”

May 6 - 27, 2017
  Public Reception: Friday, May 5, 2017, 6-8 pm

Juried for entries and awards

“Show what you’re passionate about!
What speaks to your creativity! What inspires your voice!”

Receiving Dates:    Sunday, April 30 & Monday, May 1    2-5 pm

Click for full prospectus.


Griswold Inn Art Talk

On November 13, nearly thirty Essex Art Association members and guests were treated to a guided tour of the Griswold Inn's storied art collection. The Griswold Inn's outstanding collection of marine art and artifacts include prints by Currier & Ives and Endicott & Co, ship's portraits by James Bard, Antonio Jacobsen, Charles Parsons and others, and illustrations by Samuel Ward Stanton and Norman Rockwell. 2016 is the 70th anniversary of the Essex Art Association and the Griswold Inn talk was the final event to celebrate that anniversary. A big "thank you!" to our tour guide as well as the staff of the Inn!

"Transitions" — a Success!
On October 21st, the Essex Art Association Gallery was the venue for a unique exhibition featuring the artwork of students of Lyme Academy College. 

Photos taken during the exhibition can be viewed on the EAA Facebook page at this link:

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