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Essex Art Association

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 Summer Juried Show
“Weather, Whether”
Opening Reception July 28, 2017    6-8 pm
10 North Main Street, Essex, CT
Click here for list of accepted artists and artwork

Painting by Exit Gallery artist Pam Carlson
“Weather, Whether”

Weather, whether it’s sunny or cloudy, hot or cold, raining or snowing, windy or calm, there is beauty to be found. Cover your brush with your weather paint and just have fun putting it on your canvas where it will last forever….but do it quickly before it changes.

“Weather, Whether” is the second juried show of the Essex Art Association's 2017 season. Gallery visitors will delight in the variety of high quality artwork in this exhibit, which will be juried for entry and awards. Monetary prizes totaling $1900 will be awarded in addition to the prestigious Exit Gallery Award which offers the winning artist a solo exhibit in the Art Association's Exit Gallery during the next gallery season.

The exhibit’s Public Reception is Friday, July 28, 2017, 6-8 pm. The show runs July 29 - August 19, 2017. The EAA Gallery is located at 10 North Main Street, Essex, CT. Gallery hours: 1-5 pm daily, closed Tuesdays. For more information visit or call 860-767-8996.            

The exhibition juror is Lenny Moskowitz, a Connecticut landscape painter who lives in New Haven with his wife. He graduated with his B.F.A from the Philadelphia College of Art and received his M.F.A. from Michigan's Cranbrook Academy.

The Exit Gallery show, "Forever," showcases paintings by Pam Carlson. Pam was born and raised in Darien, Connecticut. She has degrees in both Fine Art and Education. Pam taught in public schools and has exhibited her artwork in many galleries and art shows up and down the east coast.

Congratulations Weather, Whether Awards Winners!

The Exit Gallery Show Award: Fred Trinkaus, Djuna
The awarded artist will have a solo exhibit next season in our Exit Gallery.
Best in Show $350: Chip Rutan,
Mariam and Thomas
Best in Sculpture $150: Eric Hedberg, Seasons
Best in Watercolor $150: Kay Brigante, Hammonasset by the Sea
Best in Photography $100: Leonard Hellerman, Moonset
Best in Pastel $150: Beverly Schirmeier, Storm Rising
Best in Oil/Acrylic $150: Betsey Evarts, After Rain
Best Interpretation of Show Theme: $150: Denise Casey, Even Song
Founders Award $100: Jill Vaughn, Seashells Not by the Seashore
Founders Award $100: Jean Dalton, Earth Odyssey
Kingsbury Award $100: Sarah Gustafson, Eye of the Storm
Dock Award $100: Carol Dunn, Rainy Day Norwich, CT
Dock Award $100: Claire Crosby, Frog Pond
Dock Award $100: Pam Erikson, When Pigs Fly
Dock Award $100: LAYNE,
Bouquet from Klimt’s Garden