Art Exhibits at the 
Lancaster County Art Association


Receptions are held on the first date of the exhibition.

Feb. 24 - March 21 

 "The Sky’s the Limit” Membership Exhibit
  Award Winners and Judge’s Comments

Professional Category

'Sun Dog', photography by Ellen Jenkins

1st Place: Ellen Jenkins, "Sun Dog – An Arctic Phenomenon”, photography – “Captured the moment perfectly.”
2nd Place: Patricia Keller, "All Alone”, watercolor – “Open space and delicate brushwork belies its size.”
3rd Place: Geraldine Cosgrave, "A Break in the Clouds”, pastel – “Rich open color; pleasing fauvist composition."
Honorable Mention: Judy W. Smith, “Delight”, mixed media – “Bright, loose brushwork, anchored by realistic elements, well balanced.”
Honorable Mention: Catherine J. Herbert, “Desperation”, charcoal – “Nice tones & imagery, good handling of the medium. Modernist feel – successful.”
Honorable Mention: Lea Bellis, “Rising?”, pastel – “Intimate; good use of color to manage the space. Conveys a story for the viewer.” 

Non-Professional Category

'Daybreak', acrylic by Gregory Drescher

1st Place: Gregory Drescher, “Daybreak”, acrylic – “Strong and pleasing overall handling of theme, color and movement.”
2nd Place: Carolann Van Wyen, "Lakeside Birch”, watercolor – “Good composition & brushwork; and use of color.”
3rd Place: Marjorie Lovett, "Clouds at Sunset”, watercolor – “I like the handling of the subject in the small size.”
Honorable Mention: Nadine Lambarski, "Beauty of Nature”, watercolor – “Couldn’t stop looking at the sky & the bears, made me smile.”
Honorable Mention: David Spencer, "Sun Shining Through Cloud”, charcoal pastel – “Image is strong and well done.” 

To  see all of the pieces that won awards, click here.

Judge: Claire Giblin

Claire was born in New York City. She was tutored by her uncle, Western artist and historian, Vincent Mercaldo, and began creating artwork at a young age. She continued to study art in New York City at F.I.T. and in Pennsylvania at Lebanon Valley College, Millersville University and Franklin and Marshall College.
She combines mediums, using acrylic, watercolor, oil, pencil, ink, encaustic and pastel on paper and canvas. Her paintings have won awards and acclaim by jurors and critics and are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.

In the Steinmetz Gallery

Catherine Herbert: Country Notes

Farm Series #6, acrylic on paper by Catherine Herbert

Having grown up along the Hudson River, Catherine was impressed with the Hudson River School of Painting. Acrylic is her medium of choice. She is inspired by nature and animals and hopes to convey the emotions and personalities of the animals she paints. Currently she is working on a farm series.


March 31 – April 25

In the Kauffman Gallery

Garden Show

Drop off –March 22, 23, 24
Theme: Flowers, Plants, Gardens,
Pick up – April 26, 27, 28
*1-2 entries per member, judged - awards given
Ann T. Fields Annual Awards for Excellence in Watercolor 

Just in time for spring, our annual Garden Show is one of our most popular with both artists and the public. Featuring flowers, plants and anything else you might find in a garden, it brightens the gallery with views of what is to come! Members may enter 1 or 2 pieces. The exhibit will be judged and awards given in both categories.In addition, we will be giving out the Ann T. Fields Annual Awards for Excellence in Watercolor. These awards include a $500 First Place Award, as well as several other cash prizes. Work must be executed in watercolor to be considered for these awards. Members who won this award in last year’s exhibit are not eligible for the award this year. Also, an artist cannot win this award more than 3 times total.

In the Steinmetz Gallery

Vicki Sullivan

Vicki first picked up a paintbrush in junior high, however gave it up to pursue her education, career and family. After leaving the workforce, it was time to embark on a journey for which she has had a passion since her teenage years.

Thanks to the inspiration of an artist friend, Vicki stepped into the world of watercolor as a 65 year old neophyte. Since then she has studied technique, composition and fashioned her own style. She felt a strong urge to capture the beauty of flowers and hopes that she can portray the vibrancy as well. Her goal is to share the beauty of color, shape and personality that she sees in the world around her.


May 5 – 30

In the Kauffman Gallery

Spring Membership Show

Drop off- April 26, 27, 28
Open to all members, no theme
Pick up- May 31, June 1, 2
*1or 2 entries per member, judged-awards given
Sponsor: Terry Banzett Memorial Fund
Myrtle Tremblay Award for Watercolor

The Spring Membership features a wide variety of work by our LCAA members. This exhibit does not have a theme so artists are free to pursue their own favorite themes. The exhibit will be judged and awards given in both categories. In addition, the $100 Myrtle Tremblay Award for Watercolor will be given to a watercolor painting. Don’t miss the reception with our special Spring Open House Day on Sunday, May 5, 1-4pm.

In the Steinmetz Gallery

Tony Bonazzi

Tony finds inspiration for his work through seeing the “little” things we usually overlook. A flower, an old mill no longer in use, a sunset or just the colors we pass by. He believes that art takes inspiration, imagination and an opportunity to create beauty from nothing.
His love of drawing started at age 5 and has continued throughout his life. He is a graduate of Vesper George School of Art in Boston, Massachusetts, then held numerous positions including graphic designer, technical illustrator, art director and more. Tony currently is focused on painting watercolors and exhibiting his work as the main focus of his art career, which is a life-long dream of his.


June 9 - July 11

Kauffman & Steinmetz Galleries

LCAA Open Door Exhibition

Drop off- May 31, June 1, 2
1-2 pieces per artist, open to both members & non-members
Pick up –July 12, 13, 14
Entry fee per piece, $15 LCAA members, $25 non-members
Judged – awards given, no theme

The LCAA’s Open Door Exhibition features the best work by both members and non-member artists. Last year’s show featured artists from all across the United States, as far away as California. Our LCAA members were well represented and won many of the awards. We are sure this year’s exhibit will be just as exciting.

Work will be judged in 4 different categories; Painting (oil & acrylic), Other Media (watercolor, mixed media, drawing media, hand-pulled prints, encaustic), Photography & Digital Art (film or digital), 3-D (sculpture, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry). Prize money will be given in each category.

Work cannot exceed 48” in any direction, including the frame. Artists may enter 1 or 2 pieces.Invite your out of state artist friends to exhibit, for this show we will accept shipped pieces from those who live 150 miles or more from the LCAA.


July 21 – Aug. 22

In the Kauffman Gallery

Keep It Cool!

Drop off – July 12, 13, 14
Pick up – Aug.23, 24, 25
Theme: things that are cold, cool you off or work that is primarily cool colors (green, blue, violet).
*1-3 entries, judged – awards given

This theme show will cool down things in the hot summer weather. Think cold, like a wintry snow scene, a cool icy glass of lemonade, a pair of ice skates, or a big bowl of ice cream for subject matter. If you are not into the cool subject matter, we will also accept pieces that are primarily cool colors – green, blue or violet. Members may enter 1-3 pieces. This show will be judged and awards given.

In the Steinmetz Gallery

Henrietta Holton-Thomas

Henrietta is an award winning artist and longtime LCAA member and has served as LCAA President in the past. Her new exhibit will include land and seascapes, cityscapes, homes and flower studies as subject matter. Featured work will include pencil, watercolor, possibly oil, and air dried clay sculpture of animals and faces. It will be realistic in style, with an emphasis on line, form and (in paintings & drawings) with color, tending toward the abstract. Henrietta has created a wide variety of art all throughout her life; for her it is her life.


Sept. 15 – Oct. 10 

In the Kauffman Gallery

Fall Membership Show

Drop off - Sept.6, 7, 8 Open to all members, No theme
Small works-11x14 or smaller, framed
Pick up –Oct. 11, 12, 13
*1-2 entries per member, judged - awards given
Myrtle Tremblay Award for Watercolor

In the Steinmetz Gallery

Seniors On View

Seniors only, 60+


Oct. 20 – Nov. 14

In the Kauffman Gallery

Wild and Wooley!

Drop off – Oct.11, 12, 13
Theme: Animals- wild, farm or pets,
Pick up – Nov. 15, 16, 17
*1-2 entries per member, judged – awards given

In the Steinmetz Gallery

Cheryl Eckman


Nov. 24 - Dec. 22

In the Kauffman Gallery

Holiday Greens & “Merry Miniatures”

Drop off - Nov. 15, 16, 17
Theme: holidays & the color green, Christmas trees,
Pick up - Jan. 4, 5, 6 evergreens, holly, etc.
Entry fee -$15 flat fee
1-2 original works, any size (max. 55”) or subjects
1-6 miniatures- (10x10 or smaller), Peoples Choice Awards

In the Steinmetz Gallery

Sukey Starkey


Receptions are held on the 1st day of the exhibit, 1-4pm unless otherwise noted.
*Entry Fees- per piece, $15 non-professionals, $20 professionals for membership shows unless otherwise noted.
Please note that drop off days are Friday, Saturday & Sunday for most shows.