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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

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

Click here for show program


The Gantner Gallery Show Award: Matt Ruocco, Daylight

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

Best in Show $400: Patti Lizotte, Silverware

Best in Oil/Acrylic $200: Rachel Carlson, Where I Stood

Best in Watercolor $200: Paul Bunnell, Lingering Showers

Best in Pastel $200: Linda Gotta, Meadow

Best in Sculpture $200: Stephen Paschall, Spacious

Best in Photography $200:  Doug White, River Canopy

Best Interpretation of Show Theme $200: Leonard Hellerman, Rouge

Durland Award - Best Abstract $100: Jean Dalton, Prisma

Durland  Award -

Best Traditional Landscape  $100: Diane Stone, Summer Clouds

“Verb” - Summer Juried Show
July 28 – August 18, 2018
Reception: Friday, July 27, 6-8 pm
Gantner Gallery Featuring: Fred Trinkaus
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

Previous Shows of the 2018 Season

“Journeys” - Spring Juried Show
May 5-26, 2018
Gantner Gallery Featuring: Janet Rayner

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


2018 Elected Artist Show 
June 2 – June 23, 2018
Gantner Gallery Featuring: Pam Erickson 
Exhibition Chair: Howard Margules
Juror: Breana Ferrara

Award Winners 2018 Elected Artist Exhibition

The Gantner Gallery Show Award: Ralph Levesque, Maiden

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

Best in Show $300: Janet Rayner, Zion: State of Affairs

Excellence in any Media $200: Eric Hedberg, Tabla de Ilustraciones

Best in Sculpture $200: Sharon Didato, Un-Broken

Lohman Award $200: Laurie Gelston Alt, Lichten Dine Symplocarpus

Best in Watercolor $200: LAYNE, Turban in the Sun

Best in Photography $200: Leonard Hellerman, Shade Door Askew

Best in Oil $200: Jacqueline Jones, Tobacciana

Gantner Award $200: J R Dill, Ravello Night

Gantner Award  $200: Jane M White, Painter’s Paradise - FRAMES

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