Essex Art Association

established 1946

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Evani Lupikek, Essex Art Association Artist of the Month

The atmospheric effects of light emanating from Evani Lupinek's "View to the Sound" garnered the artist Best in Show for EAA's first exhibit of 2021, "Emerging."  The pastoral landscape is abstract, but also traditional in the sense that the ethereal light and linear design harkens back to techniques of seventeenth century Dutch painters.  It's no coincidence, Evani is a native of the Netherlands.  However, she has lived  in Australia and California before settling in New England, and has incorporated influences and images from all of these locations into her work.  Evani has a home studio, but enjoys painting en plein air on the Connecticut shoreline, often with other artists nearby.  EAA juror Helen Cantrell described Evani's work as "sophisticated" and "reminiscent of famed Long Island Painter Jane Freihlicher."  

The Gallery Is Open!
We are pleased to announce that the gallery has opened for the season!  Our current exhibit, "Viewpoint" is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 1-5 pm through June 26.  We have CDC safety measures in place to ensure the health and well being of our visitors, artists, and staff .  Our next show, "Breakthrough," will be running July 3-July 24.  Please continue to visit our website, our Instagram and our Facebook page for updates.  You may also contact us at,  or call us at (860)767-8996.

We look forward to welcoming all of our friends, supporters, and artists to in celebration of our 75th year!