Art Exhibits at the 
Lancaster County Art Association

Receptions are held on the first date of the exhibition.


June 10– July 12 

In the Kauffman & Steinmetz Galleries

LCAA Open Door Exhibition

Interior Panoramic view of the LCAA's Open Door Exhibition

Exhibit Sponsor: Eleanor Isaacson

This unthemed exhibit features artwork by both members and non-members, professional and non-professional, ages 16+. 

This exhibit will be our biggest of the year and replaces our National Juried Exhibition this year. We have registered a number of our previous juried show artists from all across the United States.

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).

Award Winners & Judge’s Comments

Photography Category

1st Place in Photography won by Ellen Jenkins

First Place: Ellen Jenkins, “Abandoned America” “Captures a mood of a lost landscape. Well composed.”
Second Place: Kristin Fortna, “Homeward Bound” “Contrast creates an almost abstract quality, well composed.”
Third Place: Ken Schwartzman, “Red Wall” “Well balanced, catches a moment of today in yesterday’s place.”

Painting Category - Oil & Acrylic

1st Place in Oil & Acrylic won by Judy W. Smith

First Place: Judy W. Smith, “For Me”, acrylic. “Wonderful color use and well balanced. I feel like I know the flowers.”
Second Place: Aaron Smucker, “Wyoming Evening”, acrylic. “Crisp vibrant colors, technically –good use of media.”
Third Place: Carol S. Herr, “Above the Fields”, oil on linen. “Forces the viewer to see a different view of the landscape. Well balanced with a solid base and the light of the evening sky.”

Honorable Mention: Vania Hardy, “Legacy”, acrylic on canvas. “Well composed – great tension. Colors enhance the flow and mystery.”
Honorable Mention: George M. Clark, “Old Clowns Don’t Cry”, acrylic. “Wonderful use of line.” 

Other Media Category

1st Place in Other Media won by Carmela Melchiorre

First Place: Carmela Melchiorre, “Vanishing Venice”, mixed media. “Suggestive landscape, solid composition – wonderful texture.”
Second Place: Debra L. Smith, “Mosaic Tulips”, watercolor. “Well balanced, great play of figure and ground. Technically well done.”
Third Place: Susan Bloomfield, “Moonlight Becomes You”, acrylic & mixed media. “Evokes a wonderful peaceful mood – solid composition. Color gradients work well.”
Honorable Mention: Y. Elizabeth Keener, “New York City”, pen & ink. “Captures a part of the city with minimal lines.”
Honorable Mention: Louanne Van Fossen, “Phil’s Spot”, watercolor. “Clean focus and balanced.”

3-D Category

1st Place in 3-D. Ceramic by Michael C. Layser

First Place: Michael C. Layser, “A Long Road of Reliable Calmness”, ceramic. “Well formed, good glazing & great handle.”
Second Place: Marvin Reinhart, “Earth Guardian II”, alabaster stone. “Expressive face without fine lines.”
Third Place: Eve Hoyt, “Timber”, neon - found object. “Challenges one’s sense of trees – or what is a tree?”

George Shortess, Judge for the Open Door Exhibit

George Shortess

Judge for the exhibit is George Shortess an award winning artist who has shown his work internationally in Europe, Japan and Canada as well as nationally here in the United States. His formal studio art training occurred at the Boston Museum School, the University of Hawaii and the University of Rhode Island. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts awarded him Artist Fellowships twice, as well as other grants in support of his art. He taught art and visual perception at Lehigh University for many years. His work is in a number of public collections and many private collections. Recently, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City acquired two of his earlier artist books.

To see images of all of the award winning pieces, click here.

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 (and pickup of work from the LCAA Open Door Exhibition)

Pick up – Aug. 17,18,19

*1-2 entries, judged – awards given

In the Steinmetz Gallery

Joanne Mark: “Figures: Ancient & Contemporary”

'Guan Yin @ The Met' by Joanne Mark

Joanne will be showing a mix of recent figure paintings including pieces from her Asian figure collection.

Artist Statement:
I am eclectic oil painter. In the past year I have been exploring the use of a limited palette to create subtly toned figures on soft backgrounds. I have also indulged my longtime and deep rooted interest in Asian sculpture. I have drawn much inspiration from my travels to Asia which is reflected in many of my more recent paintings.

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.