Art Exhibits at the 
Lancaster County Art Association

Receptions are held on the first date of the exhibition.


May 6 – 31

In the Kauffman Gallery 

Spring Membership Show
Award Winners & Judge’s Comments

Professional Category

1st Place in the Professional Category: 'Farm Series: Spring'

First Place: Carol S. Herr, "Farm Series: Spring”, oil on linen. “I love the expressiveness of an otherwise everyday common subject. The light captures a strong mood.”


Second Place: Joanne McIlvaine, "Safe Harbor Railroad Bridge”, oil. “Fresh, in the moment. I feel the experience of being outside. Nice mixing of tonal colors.”

Third Place: George M. Clark, "By the Letter”, watercolor. “Great design, texture, color, motion and playfulness too!”


Honorable Mention:

Dot Stepenaski, "Winter Hill Rd.”, pastel.

Henrietta Holton-Thomas, "Strasburg Pike Homestead”, watercolor.

Michael C. Layser, "Quietly Drifting”, ceramic.

Non-Professional Category

1st Place in the Non-Professional Category: 'Sun-Dried', watercolor by Beverley Felter

First Place: Beverley Felter, “Sun-Dried”, watercolor. “Striking composition and technical skill. Beautifully framed.”


Second Place: Ken Schwartzman, "Banjo Man”, photography. “Very drawn into this emotionally. Love the pushing forward of the man. Nicely framed.”

Third Place: Scott Steimel, "Shelburne Barn”, acrylic on paper. “A common subject (barn) with an interesting twist. Expressive colors and yellow sky drew me in emotionally to this piece.”


Honorable Mention:

Bruce Kalas, "Tiger Striped Glass”, glass.

Kevin Miller, "Summer Reflections”, oil.

Dave Gibson, “Abandoned”, acrylic.

Myrtle Tremblay Award for Watercolor

Myrtle Tremblay Award for Watercolor: 'House of Blues'

Marita Hines, "House of Blues"

Click here to see photos of all of the artworks that won awards.

Judge: Lou Schellenberg

Lou Schellenberg is a landscape painter and former teacher. She taught for 20 years at Elizabethtown College. Her work has been exhibited locally at Lancaster Galleries and outside the area in Maine and Canada. Lou is on the board of the Mount Gretna School of Art and has been creating her own artwork for many decades.

In the Steinmetz Gallery

Sandra Desrosiers

Sandra has spent countless hours studying the old masters and has used them as inspiration for her own work. She began working in oil in 2015. Her work includes still life, florals, animals and a new series depicting African children. She has won many awards including Best of Show at the York Fair in 2016 & 2017 and First Place in the painting category of the LCAA's National Juried Exhibition in 2017.

In both galleries

June 10 - July 12

LCAA Open Door Exhibition

Click here for a downloadable and printable pdf of the Open Door Exhibition Form and Shipping Instructions.

Drop off- Friday and Saturday, June 1 & 2 (11am - 4pm) and Sunday & Monday, June 3 & 4 (1-4pm)

Pick up: July 13, 14 & 15.

1 piece per artist, open to both members & non-members

Entry fee per piece, $15 LCAA members, $25 non-members

Judged – awards given, no theme

Exhibit Sponsor: Eleanor Isaacson

The LCAA's doors are open to everyone! This exhibit will feature artwork by both members and non-members, professional and non-professional, ages 16+. We have extended our deadline for non-members to register to be a part of the exhibit until May 19. Members do not need to pre-register. Forms for non-members can be found at the LCAA or here on our website. Click here for a form.

This exhibit will be our biggest of the year and replaces our National Juried Exhibition this year. We have already registered a number of our previous juried show artists from all across the United States. There is not a theme and work previously exhibited at the LCAA is not eligible. Entry fees for members are $15, non-members $25. We will accept 1 piece per artist. Work must be 45" or smaller in any direction, including the frame and should have been completed in the past 3 years.

We will be giving out $1000 in prize money that will be divided among 4 categories, Painting (oil, acrylic), Other Media (watercolor, mixed media, pastel, drawing mediums, print-making (hand pulled prints), encaustic, Photography (digital or film) and 3-D (sculpture, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry).

Judge for the exhibit is award winning artist George Shortess who has shown his work internationally in Europe, Japan and Canada, as well as nationally in the United States.

Please note the extended drop off dates for this show listed above. They are different from those originally listed and those shown on the Open Door Exhibition Form.

July 22 – Aug. 16


In the Kauffman Gallery

Roadside Attractions


Theme: Places & things along the road, cars & other vehicles, bulletin boards, etc.

Drop off – July 13, 14, 15

Pick up – Aug. 17,18,19

*1-2 entries, judged – awards given

In the Steinmetz Gallery

Joanne Mark

Aug. 26 – Sept. 20

In the Kauffman Gallery

Senior Showcase

Drop Off – Aug. 17, 18, 19

Pick Up – Sept. 21, 22, 23

Open to all artists, 60+, 1-2 pieces

Entry fees per piece- $15 members, $20 non-members

Judged – awards given 

In the Steinmetz Gallery

David Spencer

Sept. 30 – Oct. 25

In the Kauffman Gallery

Fall Membership Show

Drop off - Sept. 21, 22, 23

Pick up –Oct. 26, 27

Open to all members, No Theme

*1-2 entries per member

Judged - awards given

Myrtle Tremblay Award for Watercolor

In the Steinmetz Gallery

Kelsey Showalter

Oct. 28 – Nov. 8

In the Kauffman Gallery

Mystery Pop Up Sale

Itʼs a Secret!! - more “clues” to come!

1-5 pieces per artist

Work must be for sale

Peoples Choice Awards

Drop off – Oct. 26, 27

Pick up – Nov. 9, 10, 11

In the Steinmetz Gallery

Tricks or Treats

Naughty or nice

More info to come


Nov. 18 - Dec. 23


In the Kauffman Gallery

Home for the Holidays & “Merry Miniatures”

Theme: holiday at home

Entry fee-$15 flat fee

Drop off - Nov. 9, 10, 1

Pick up - Jan. 3-6

1-2 original works, any size (max. 55”) or subjects

1-6 miniatures- (10x10 or smaller)

Peoples Choice Awards

In the Steinmetz Gallery

Dale Ziegler Memorial Exhibit

“Organized Confusion”, a Dale Ziegler watercolor that was exhibited at the LCAA in 2007.

Receptions 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.