Let the holiday season begin with "All Paintings Great and Small"

  • OLD LYME, Connecticut
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  • November 06, 2014

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Jessie Wilcox Smith (1863 - 1935) Play Time unsigned watercolor on paper 9" x 8" image size
Shauna Shane Black and White signed lower right oil 8" x 8"

The Cooley Gallery is proud to announce the opening of the annual holiday exhibition All Paintings Great and Small, featuring historic and contemporary works of art 12" in size or smaller. For many in the area this annual exhibition, in its 28th year, has become an undisputed kick-off to the holiday season with a celebratory opening the Thursday before Thanksgiving from 5pm until 8pm.  More than sixty artists from around New England, with a concentration of works by artists in Connecticut, participate in this annual show. Many well-known artists return to The Cooley Gallery in addition to several newly discovered talents showing for the first time.
As in years past, All Paintings Great and Small offers a wide range of subjects and media carefully chosen by the staff at the gallery.  Jeff Cooley notes, "Everyone gets involved in everything here at the gallery but especially with this exhibition: suggesting artists and choosing their favorites. Lorre Broom, our gallery manager, orchestrates the logistics and Nancy Pinney, our website guru, makes sure the images are perfect and gets it all posted in time for people to get a start on their holiday shopping."

Three of the four galleries at 25 Lyme Street are hung "salon-style" with multiples from floor to ceiling, and a wealth of varied artwork. Prices range from the low hundreds on up giving collectors at all levels a chance to acquire some truly wonderful original works of art.  The other exhibition in the back gallery features recent acquisitions, paintings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Don't miss the gallery's great holiday opening, a culmination of a year's worth of searching and a great party where artists and their admirers gather to launch the holiday season.

Located in the beautiful little village of Old Lyme, The Cooley Gallery makes it an ideal spot to enjoy among the best of American art while celebrating the season with a great New England tradition.

Opening November 20th, 2014 through January 10th, 2015.

Frank Alfred Bicknell (1866 - 1943) Winter Day, West Hartford, Connecticut signed and partially titled verso oil on board 8" x 10"

Founded in 1981 and located in the heart of historic Old Lyme, the Cooley Gallery specializes in fine American paintings from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, including the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, and select contemporary artists.

Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com

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