Six Summit Gallery is an elegant New England fine art gallery with a New York flavor, located in Ivoryton Village, a historic section of Essex, CT. Significant range in price, and nimble show changes have kept the Gallery on top of an ever changing art world and discerning customer. From ornate sculpture, to lush figurative oils, landscapes, performance art, mixed media, illustration, and more, the Gallery is special as it has an over sized appetite for content.
Six Summit Gallery burst on to the art scene a few years ago in the cold holiday months with a celebration of fun and color in a “Circus” show anchored by local Ivoryton resident Leo Jensen, sculptor and designer of the legendary eleven foot frogs that sit on top of the “Frog Bridge” in Willimantic. Mixed Media artist and former Erickson-Davis gallery owner Pam Erickson helped start this holiday destination show which featured illustrator, curator, and Professor Magge Gagliardi, and most recent juror ”The Hobbit” illustrator David T Wenzel
The New England Sculptors Association (1948) and Connecticut Women Artists (1929) both selected Six Summit to host their internal juried exhibitions, and Lawrence and Memorial Hospital (1912) relies on the Gallery to help anchor their “In the Pink” annual show in October.
Art by professors from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Yale Univesity, University of Connecticut, New York Academy of Art, University of Hartford, Paier College of Art, School of Visual Arts, Pratt and more have found their way on to the walls of this charming and unapologetic gallery.
The “Euro-Masters” show brought original oil paintings, etchings, and lithographs by Remo Farruggio, (one of only two artists to ever solo at the Julien Levy Gallery), Kare Tveter, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Petar Tale, and more.
On any given month, do not be surprised to find over sized food art, performance artists from Brooklyn, mosaics made of candy or noodles and beans, science fiction related narrative art by Lyme Academy students and graduates, or art by celebrities Zero Mostel, Kurt Vonnegut, or Sally Jessy Raphael.
Six Summit Gallery recently hosted 30Rooms, the largest private opening in Chelsea , New York City, and will host 30Spaces on September 17th at Hotel Chantelle on the Lower East Side.
“The Salon Show” was dominated by local artists, while last years “Juxtaposition Project” juried by Alyssa Monks (American Art Collector), commanded a large New York City contingent.
This years juried show “Reality and Metaphor” (Opening Reception August 9th) by Forum Gallery artist Steven Assael promises to raise the bar to its highest level, followed by a sculpture show of figure and fantasy by Ailene Fields and Gina Novendstern (samples can be found in the lobby and dining area of The Copper Beech Inn).
Twenty Dollars buys you a delicious ink print of Ivoryton Village. Six Summit Gallery has over 1,000 pieces of art available in CT and NYC, which can be found in the Gallery section on the website, the online store, and of course at the Gallery in Ivoryton, and in New York City. We accept appointments for private viewings of any hanging show, original work by Steven Assael, or any on our website.
Bring a story and a friend to Six Summit Gallery, 6 Summit St in Ivoryton,. For art aficionados and those who have never been to an art gallery, Six Summit should be on your list of places to frequent. We are a diverse art gallery.