photo by Betty Holcomb
Our Council Members
Rob DeBartolo, President
Pam Carlson, Vice President
Bob Gantner, Treasurer
Nancy King, Secretary
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.
SPRING JURIED SHOW “FOCUS”
Exit Gallery Featuring: Jean Dalton “My Turn”
RECEPTION: Friday, May 3rd. 6-8 pm Public Welcome
Open 1-5 pm daily except Tuesdays May 4th – May 25th
Essex Art Association is starting the 2013 season with a juried show “Focus ”. This is open to all artists over 18. Out of over 200 entries 80 will be chosen. It’s interesting and exciting to see how the theme will be interpreted by the artists.
Featured in the Exit Gallery is Jean Dalton. Early in life she developed an unwavering interest in the making of art. She started her basic art education with the practice of classical realism in a variety of media. Over the years non objective abstract painting became a great motivation in stretching the creative boundaries.
Whether abstract or figurative the challenges in creating original art are many and she is energized by painting her ideas. Colors, textures, accidental shapes and moods inspire her and she hopes that the excitement, joy, energy and beauty she feels is somehow communicated to the viewer.
ELECTED ARTIST MEMBERS’ SHOW “FAVORITE THINGS”
Exit Gallery Featuring: Renni Ridgeway-Kormeyer “Seeing the Light”
RECEPTION: Friday, May 31 6-8 pm
Open 1-5 pm daily except Tuesdays June 1 - June 22
The Exit Gallery features the art of Renni Ridgeway-Korsmeyer of Old Lyme.
Renni Ridgeway-Korsmeyer was raised among the beautiful fields and farm land of Ohio. She now resides in Old Lyme Connecticut where in the art community there she discovered her love of painting. She works in oils and pastels and enjoys each medium equally. In painting glimpses of nature, she strives to capture a moment in time and the ambiguous transitory qualities of the landscape. While painting each unique landscape, it is learned that, like life, all things change. With those changes, feelings and emotions in the artist and the viewer begin to unfold, shift, and evolve.
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