Friday, December 4, 2009

"Gratitude" by artist Whitney Heavey reception is Sunday, Dec 6 from 3pm til 5pm

Please join us this Sunday for a bit of holiday cheer at the artist reception for our December show. "Gratitude". Whitney's paintings and the sentiment of Gratitude will be celebrated this Sunday at LBGE from 3pm til 5pm. Please join us...
I have always been inspired by the landscape around me. My paintings are about those incredible colors that pop up quickly in New England. I paint what I see on a daily basis. Painting expressively allows me to gather a rythm when I paint that often surprises me with the results. The unexpected appearance of color depending on what is going on around it really excites me. My goal is for my paintings to attract the viewer from afar and then keep them interested close up, just as nature does. I absolutely love what I do and try to keep in energetic and fun. I studied painting at Skidmore College including a year abroad at S.A.C.I. in Florence, Italy.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

"Gratitude" as expressed by artist Whitney Heavey

People & Places

Artist Layne of East Hartford Connecticut shares her most favorite memories of people and places along the way.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

City Lights...Kevin Conklin


“City Lights”

Recent works by artist Kevin Conklin.

A native of Connecticut, Kevin has received great acclaim and numerous awards for his impressionistic landscapes and cityscapes. Kevin’s paintings elevate what could be perceived as a mundane moment in time on a New York City sidewalk to a spiritual appreciation of light, shadow and reflection.

Opening Reception Sunday, October 11, 3-5PM

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Colors of Summer

We don't want the summer to end...and our show, The Colors of Summer, is our attempt to keep it going. Artists Kevin Conklin, Catherine Elliott and Terry Oakes Bourret have joined together for a three person show at LBGE. The show runs from Sept 1 - 30, 2009. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 10 from 6 to 8pm. Please join us and keep the warmth of summer among us.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Shifting Sands

Barbara Hageman and Elizabeth Lazeren are the current featured artists at LBGE. Their show features gorgeous works depicting one of our favorite places, Cape Cod. Stop by and check it out, the show runs through the month of August.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

06426: The Four Seasons of Essex

featuring glimpses of Essex through the eyes of our gallery artists.....

Barbara Hageman; The Center of Things

Andrea Wiley: Looking Upriver

Robert Noreika: The Black Seal

Friday, June 26, 2009

painting the skies....

this is what happened when a handful
of us got together to do some
INFORMAL painting....I think we are
going to make it a regular thing...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Recent works from renowned maritime artists from the Oregon Coast to Nantucket Island

featuring C.R. Bryant, Louis Guarnaccia,
Russ Kramer and Jeffrey Sabol.

June 1 - 30, 2009 - Opening Reception Friday, June 5, 6-8PM

A Bit About the Artists:

C.R. Bryant: If your interests involve coastal art - Marine art - classic sailing yachts -historical Marine art or portraits and figurative paintings of life on or near the sea, we encourage you follow C.R. Bryant. He is actively involved in fundraising opportunities using his Marine art to support historical Marine tradition and preservation of classic yachts.

Louis Guarnaccia: As a young man he also studied under master artists Dean Keller, Ken Davies, and Rudolph Zallinger at the Paier College of Art in Hamden, CT. After art school, Louis continued painting both landscapes and portraits, in addition to working as an illustrator, art director, and creative director at various advertising agencies in New England.

Russ Kramer: His unique vision creates first-hand experiences for the viewer, putting you right on board during some of history’s greatest races. A sense of the dramatic moment, combined with meticulous research and attention to detail, have found wide appeal. Self-taught, he is thrilled by his early success, and is committed to learning as much as possible and becoming as good as he can be in his newest –- and final – career, as a marine artist.

Jeffrey Sabol: From an early age, he was fascinated by the ever-changing reflections of the boats at anchor in the harbor. This fascination is translated by his unique interpretation of line and shadow which appear almost abstract in his startingly realistic work. His paintings are an exercise in tranquility and gentle motion, as they study the lightness of line.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

To All Friends of The Left Bank Gallery

Our First Anniversary Celebration
planned for this Friday, May 15 has been postponed
due to the loss today of a very dear friend of the gallery
and entire community of Essex.
When we arrive at a new date we will let you know.
In Memory of
Katherine Jacaruso
You Will Be Missed

Monday, April 6, 2009

welcomes new exhibitor
of Hartford, CT & Truro, MA
"A Storm Coming" oil, 48"x36"
Elizabeth Lazeren received art degrees from the Hartford Art School and Wesleyan University. She studied painting with Paul Zimmermann and Rudolph Zallinger and is a member of Allied Artists of America, Provincetown Art Assoc. & Museum and is now exhibiting at the Left Bank Gallery Essex. She can be found painting in her studios in Hartford, CT or in Truro, MA.

Monday, March 30, 2009


recent work by


Exhibition: April 1 - 30, 2009

Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 6-8PM

Gallery Hours:
Mon – Fri 11-5, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5, Tues by appointment

Monday, March 9, 2009

AWAKEN! The First Annual Juried Winter Show of The Essex Art Association Hosted by LBGE

First Prize Winner for Best in Show: "Harbingers of Spring" by Barbara Beutel Tomeo

Second Prize Winner for Best in Show: "Windswept" by Jacqueline White

Third Prize Winner for Best in Show "Rising Iris " by Lori Lenz

Fourth Prize Winner for Best in Show "Beech in Snow " by William Nelson (photo pending)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009


"Dockside Reflections" acrylic on canvas by Jeffrey C. Sabol, ASMA

"Aggressive Tack" oil on linen by Louis Guarnaccia

"Afternoon Delight" oil on canvas by Andrea Wiley

Monday, February 16, 2009

A Valentine's Day to Remember!

A Special Thank You to all the Jewelry Designers

who participated in


Stay Tuned for the next Jewelry Event this Spring!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


It began Friday, Feb. 6,
with Katia Jirankova Levanti's Opening Reception for "Fantastic Journey "

Rob, Katia & Daniel

Katia & guests
Continued Saturday, Feb. 7 with a Lively
Valentines Make + Take Workshop
with artist Patrice Nelson

Capped off nicely Sunday, Feb. 8 with "BeJeweled"
- A spectacular array of area jewelry designers....
Not without a little champagne and chocolate for added sweetness.


Eileen, Dina & MaryPat

KC & Lisa
Be sure to join us again on Valentines Day
(Saturday, Feb. 14)
for the Encore of "BeJeweled"12-5pm
featuring Amy Leiner, Alegria, Eileen Clark,
Eamon Ellery, Tracye Mueller,
Tricia Hamel, Dina Varano, BSK Designs,
Lisa Fatone and Carol Russell