The Lyme Art Association, at 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme Connecticut, will present the New England Landscape Invitational exhibition, on view from September 24 through December 4, 2010, with an opening night reception on Friday, September 24 from 6 – 8 pm.
This juried exhibition will showcase exceptional New England landscapes in oil, watercolor, acrylic and other mediums by LAA Member Artists at the Individual, Associate and Elected Artist level in all four of the Association’s historic galleries. Additionally, work by select Invited Artists from around the region will be featured alongside Member work.
The Lyme Art Association is pleased to announce that the Guest Juror for this year's New England Landscape Invitational will be Bartholomew F. Bland. Bartholomew is Curator of Exhibitions at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York, and has curated many shows for the museum, including the upcoming survey of Hudson River School artists titled Paintbox Leaves: Autumnal Inspiration from Cole to Wyeth, which will be on view at the museum from September 25, 2010 through January 16, 2011. In addition to his curatorial duties, Bartholomew has co-authored the book Merry Wives and Others: A History of Domestic Humor Writing, and was a contributor to Dutch New York: The Roots of Hudson Valley Culture and Westchester: The American Suburb, both published by Fordham University Press. His other recent projects include the traveling exhibition A Field Guide to Sprawl, which appeared at Yale University; Andrew Stevovich: The Truth About Lola, which traveled to the Boca Raton Museum of Art in 2009; and Red Grooms: In the Studio. In his former positions, he has organized a wide range of interpretive projects for the Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, the National Science Museum, London; and the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach.
“The Lyme Art Association is thrilled to welcome Bartholomew Bland back to Old Lyme as this year’s Guest Juror for the New England Landscape Invitational exhibition. In 2009 Bartholomew provided the layout design for the show, and was a pleasure to work with. We are very fortunate to count such an accomplished art historian as a friend of the Association!” stated LAA’s Executive Director Susan Ballek.
The exhibition will open on September 24 and run through December 4.
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 its 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, Old Lyme, CT, in a building designed by Charles
Adams Platt and located within an historic district. Admission is free with contributions
appreciated. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday 1 to 5pm. For
more information on exhibitions, purchase of art, art classes, or becoming a member, call
860-434-7802 or visit www.lymeartassociation.org.