Past Exhibitions

January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
YoAhn Yan
Diversified Fiber Art Traditions
From traditional textiles to contemporary mixed media artwork
Metamorphic Desire
Work by YoAhn Han
October 27, 2017 to December 15, 2017
EAC Faculty Art Exhibit
The Essex Art Center celebrates the Faculty sharing their artwork in our Gallery Space
The Fire This Time
New Work by Antoine Williams
September 8, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Megan Herwig
Encuentro de Colores, Encounter of 3 Colombian artists, Luz Piedad Curran- Gartner, Beatriz Correa y Angela Maria Santacruz.
The Chester Sidell Gallery at Essex Art Center brings together the light, color and texture of the artwork by Luz Piedad, Beatriz and Angela Maria influenced by the beauty of their beloved Colombia.
Experiments in Living
New work by Pittsburgh artist, Megan Herwig
June 23, 2017 to August 11, 2017
John Gonzalez
Julia Purinton, Gary Eckhart and Stephanie Bush.
Painting Library
Work by John Gonzalez
May 5, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Marc Mannheimer
Three Printmakers: Helen Tory, Sissy Emmons Buck & Mary Arthur Pollak
After many years, 3 women printmakers Helen Tory (Essex, MA), Sissy Buck (Cumberland Foreside, ME) and Mary Arthur Pollak (Ipswich & Newburyport, MA) welcomed the opportunity to reconnect and exhibit their recent work at the Essex Art Center.
Firenze Rocks
Prints, Drawings, and Painting by Marc Mannheimer
March 17, 2017 to April 28, 2017
Norm Feutti
"A Little Lit"
Children’s books have also been one of the most expressive and diverse fields of book publishing. Come and see original work from award winning authors’ and artists who create today’s modern art of children’s books. From Graphic Novels for kids to the ever growing hybrid books for young adults and picture books.
"We All Got Triangles On Our Wall"
Drawing by Jack Neylan
January 13, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Çağıl Harmandar
"Ocean Front"
Ocean Front, Photographs capturing the New England and Nova Scotia coasts lines by Walter Landry, Kurt Landry, and their father, Joe Landry
"Slow Lick/Heavy Cloud"
Painting and animation by Çağıl Harmandar
October 28, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Combat Paper
Veterans use their uniforms worn in combat to create cathartic works of art. The uniforms are cut up, beaten into a pulp and formed into sheets of paper. Veterans use the transformative process of papermaking to reclaim their uniform as art and begin to embrace a range of experiences in the military.
The War in Iraq
Drawings and monoprints by James O'Neill
September 9, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Dominique Zeltzman
Tonos Caribeños
Five Caribbean artists bringing their recent work inspired by the colors, tones and forms from the Caribbean with hyperrealism influences
On the last day while drawing in Iceland on Monterey Beach you were doing Tai Chi closing up shop while holding a toddler in the doorway where I was nursing on my cell phone when two women with cancer crossed the street in Baltimore while you posed in
Paris and I missed you ice climbing down the stairs getting laid off and losing your mind with me watching from the crosswalk
June 23, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Female Torso, hand-blown glass by Aron Leaman
Prisms of Color
Rahat Mama Watercolorist, Shobha Govindan oil painter and Aron Leaman glass artist, come together to share an array of colorful artwork from the transparencies of watercolor and glass to the subtle statements of oil paintings.
Icons in Ink
Paintings by Eric Allshouse
May 6, 2016 to June 17, 2016
Samantha Fields
Forms, Volume and Space
Jewelry, Sculptures and Astrophotography by New Hampshire based artists Joe Montroy, Rachel Montroy and Christopher Georgia. Three New Hampshire based artists come together with a variety of media to cultivate our senses through their versatile artwork.
When things touch
Samantha Fields
March 11, 2016 to April 29, 2016
“The Knoxes” Archival Pigment Print by Lydia Harris
Building Community
Lydia A. Harris & Susan J. Bailey
One System + Another System = Something Else
New sculpture by Therese Zemlin
January 8, 2016 to March 4, 2016
 "Breaking", Photograph by Joe Reardon
Intersections, where land, water and sky meet; photographs by Joe Reardon, Roy Haddock and Ron Wybranowski
Mountains and Other Abstract Ideas
Painting by Daniel Bohman
October 30, 2015 to December 11, 2015
Michele Lauriat
3 Dimensions
An international collective exhibit featuring three visual artists from the Dominican Republic: Ramon Santiago, Ruddy Taveras and Ramon Sandoval
Mixed media drawing by Michele Lauriat
September 11, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Arhia Kohlmoos
Faculty Show 2015
Featuring the unique artwork of 30 artists and faculty members. This exhibit depicts the creative knowledge that students at Essex Art center draw inspiration from.
It's All Personal
Work by Arhia Kohlmoos, Heather La Force, and Daisy Patton
June 26, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Theater Things
An array of custom costumes, props, set pieces, and various items crafted for the stage! Design and construction by various artists for Acting Out, a performance art company in Lawrence directed by Linda Schoonmaker
A Show Within A Show Within A Show
A storytelling experience about perspective, memory and the unreliable narrator by Patrick Guerrero and Kate Delaney
May 8, 2015 to June 19, 2015
Garden of Solace by Janice Jones, Quilt
"Pieces from Life"
Janice Jones, Carol Anne Grotrian and Janice Hayes-Cha
esp for friends
New paintings, sculpture, and films by Stephen St. Francis Decky
March 13, 2015 to April 24, 2015
Molly Segal
"Inside Out"
Three emerging artists Markus Sebastiano, Derek Wakeen, and TNERT; each individual artist pushing the limits of their own distinctive medium.
The Man Project
Paitings by Molly Segal
January 9, 2015 to March 6, 2015
"My Preciousss" by David Sullivan, pencil & ink Feb 2014
"Comically Speaking"
We're All Fine Here Now
New work by Tim McCool
October 24, 2014 to December 12, 2014
Cecilia Isabel Yepez
"Fuera de la Isla (Outside the Island)" Nov 21 - Dec 12, 2014
"Slavic Women Throwing Furniture off the Roof"
Installation by Shane Crabtree
September 12, 2014 to October 17, 2014
The Great Stone Dam by Les Wood at Essex Art Center
Lawrence in Photographs
Les Wood and Judi & Gary Hoyt
New paintings by Johnathan Henriquez
June 20, 2014 to August 14, 2014
Erin Sutton
Conversation Pieces: Paintings by Beth Dacey, Dane Eisenbart and sculpture by Donna Dodson
Walking With Trees
New work by Erin Sutton
May 9, 2014 to June 13, 2014
Paintings by Mark Hayden, Jeff Weaver & R.A. Moseley
New installation by Marguerite White
February 28, 2014 to April 17, 2014
Nancy Diessner, "Brady", etching
Dog Portraits
Work by Damon Lehrer, Nancy Diessner, Anna Dibble and Sandy Flanagan
¡Qué Lastima! .2
Work by Gensis Baez, Sebastian de Gré, Oscar Diaz, Julia Pimes, Mario Lopez Pisani, Eduardo Restrepo, Bryan Rodriguez, Ximena Izquierdo Ugaz
January 10, 2014 to February 14, 2014
Ellen Rich, Mostly Sunny, 2013, acrylic on duralar and paper, 37" x 26". Photo taken by Will Howcroft
Every Place & Enter the Void
Work by Allison Cekala, Sarah Pollman and Elissa Salas
Mostly Sunny, Scattered Clouds
New work by Ellen Rich
November 22, 2013 to December 19, 2013
Ricardo Toribio, 'Cuandros Ultomos'
Color y Magia del Caribe
Work by Ricardo-Arsenio Toribio, Victor Rafael Tavares, and Edward Telleria
Good Fences
Site specific installation by Jamal Thorne
October 25, 2013 to November 22, 2013
From the Pinhole to Digital Photography
Work by Vitico Cabrera, Jose Joaquin Lama, Elka Diaz, Alex Guerrero
Good Fences
Site specific installation by Jamal Thorne
September 13, 2013 to October 18, 2013
Patricia Edmonds, 'Italian Window', Watercolor; Amy Flaherty, “Books and Jacket”, photo, painted installation and performance;  Leon Elitov, 'Boat at Italian Piazza', Acrylic
One of These Days...
Paintings by Leon Elitov, Connie McCausland, and Patricia Edmonds.
Palindromic Sequences Continued
New work in photography, installation and performance by Amy Flaherty
July 14, 2013 to August 15, 2013
Images (clockwise fr TL): Flyn Costello, “Birch Trees”; Maryann McArdle, “Secret Garden in Seville”; Raul Gonzalez, “Every step you take is forever”; Georgia Renfroe, “Open Pear”
Summer Faculty 2013
Gran Exito y la obra de Sobrevivir
Site-specific installation by Raul Gonzalez with soundtrack by dieRadio
April 26, 2013 to June 27, 2013
Ralph Moreau, 'One Toe'; Paul Endres, "Fiction, perfectly arranged into history, remained a delicacy to the astute strategist, but then again, so was any prudent atrocity,"
(A) rise Through Faith
Samuel Johnson, David Christopher Isle, Alex O'Brien, Ralph Moreau, Che Che, Evan Wondolowski
Cephalophoric Smugglers
New Paintings by Paul Endres
March 1, 2013 to April 12, 2013
Francesca Ulivi, "belli dentro," still frame from video, 2012; Jenne Giles, "Dream Pillow" 2012
Down to Sleep
Curated by Joetta Maue. Participating artists: Bren Ahearn, Caroline Kirton, Hagar Vardimon, Jenne Giles, Jen Pettus, Jody Oesterreicher, Julia Elsas, Karri Dieken, Kristin La Flamme, Laura Bisagna, Laura Mongiovi, Marissa Fisher, Marissa Lehner, Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne, Maureen E Patrick, Micha Michelle Melancon, Michelle Urbanek, Paula Chung, Rebecca Fricke, Sabina Hahn, Sherry Aliberti, Susan Lenz, Susan Moss, Tamar Stone, Tom Whitton
It's Mine
Francesca Ulivi video, puppets, and more