The Lyme Art Association Presents "Ship to Shore" and Connecticut Pastel Society’s "Renaissance in Pastel"

  • OLD LYME, Connecticut
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  • May 19, 2022

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Sharon Bahosh, Silvia Beal and Co. in Essex, oil
Christine Drago, Working Girls, watercolor

Lyme Art Association is pleased to present two exhibitions, Ship to Shore and Renaissance in Pastel. Celebrating all aspects of sea and shoreline life, Ship to Shore is a members exhibition which features a broad range of styles and mediums including paintings, drawings and sculptures. The exhibit is juried by Anthony Tomaselli. Tomaselli is a painter based in Providence, RI. He apprenticed with Gene Tonoff and Joseph Rotundo and is represented by a variety of galleries. 

Gallery manager Paul Michael says, “Our coastal communities are a vital part of New England life. This show acts as a survey of contemporary maritime artwork, celebrating the seas that connect us.” 

Concurrent with Ship to Shore, the Connecticut Pastel Society will display Renaissance in Pastel. The exhibition includes the finest pastel work from the Connecticut Pastel Society member artists. Lyme Art Association is thrilled to welcome back the Connecticut Pastel Society in what is sure to be a very impressive show. The exhibition’s awards are juried by Eileen Casey. Casey is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle and graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston.

In addition to our two exhibitions, Lyme Art Association’s youth exhibition, Water All Around Us, will be on display in the Mile Brook Gallery. The show will correspond with a family celebration day on Sunday, June 12th from 12 – 2pm , featuring prizes for the 1st place winner in each age group (3-6, 7-9, 10-12, and 13-15, 16-18), certificates for each artist, and fun activities for all! 

Paul Loescher, Final Approach, watercolor

The shows run from June 10 through August 4, 2022. 

The opening reception and award presentation for Ship to Shore and Renaissance in Pastel is Friday, June 17th, 5 - 7 PM at the Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, Connecticut. Ship to Shore is made possible by the generous support of our premier sponsor, Essex Savings Bank, service & trust since 1851.

About the Lyme Art Association 

The Lyme Art Association was founded in 1914 by the American Impressionists and continues the tradition of exhibiting and selling representational artwork by it’s members and invited artists, as well as offering art instruction and lectures to the community.The Lyme Art Association is located at 90 Lyme Street in Old Lyme, CT, in a building designed by Charles Adams Plattand located within the national historic district. Admission is free with contributions appreciated. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 - 5pm. For more information on exhibits, purchase of art, art classes, or becoming a member, visit our website or call (860) 434-7802.

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