Art Exhibits at the 
Lancaster County Art Association

Receptions are held on the first date of the exhibition.

May 5 – 30

In the Kauffman Gallery

The Spring Membership Show

The Spring Membership features a wide variety of work by our LCAA members. This exhibit does not have a theme. The artists were free to pursue their own favorite themes. The exhibit was judged and awards given in the Professional and Non-Professional categories. In addition, the Myrtle Tremblay Award for Watercolor was presented to one exhibiting artist.

The Spring Membership Show is sponsored by the Terry Banzett Memorial Fund. Terry Banzett and her husband Howard moved to Lancaster in 1954. She joined the LCAA and exhibited her art and won awards in numerous exhibits during the 1950’s and 1960’s. In 1968 they moved to California but remembered the LCAA fondly. In 2012 the Terry Banzett Memorial Fund was established by her family and friends.


Professional  Category

'Sam', oil by Jay Dombach

First Place: Jay Dombach, “Sam”, oil. – “Vibrant and full of energy.”

Second Place: Bill Puglisi, "Beauty Fades to Grace”, oil on canvas. – “Monumental, yet delicate.”

Third Place: Geraldine Cosgrave, "The Silence of the Woods”, pastel. – “Powerful, yet subtle, reminds me of Courbet.”


Scott Steimel, "Amaretto Dessert”, acrylic on paper.

Henrietta Holton-Thomas, "Fishing Lake Promontory”, watercolor.

Carol S. Herr, "Pappy’s Fields”, oil on linen.

C. Viers Mace, "Garden Path”, watercolor.

Non-Professional Category

'Dilly Beans', oil by Dave Gibson

First Place: Dave Gibson, "Dilly Beans", oil. – “Classic still life with great contrast between warm & cool.”

Second Place: Christine M. Kirk, "Golden Facets”, paper, pins. – “Beautifully crafted and composed.”

Third Place: Phiroza Kapadia, "Ganesh’s Garden”, mixed media. – “Energetic, balancing freedom, improvisation and specific details.”


Bardie Keith, "Time In Space”, paper.

Will Sharp, "Letter From Home”, watercolor.

Carolann Van Wyen, "A Touch of Spring”, watercolor.


'Tides Out', watercolor by George M. Clark

George M. Clark, "Tides Out”, watercolor. – “Technically impressive, it communicates a sense of place.”

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

JUDGE: Dorothy Frey

Dorothy received a BFA from Millersville University, and an MFA from American University. She exhibits her landscape and interior paintings at Lancaster Galleries and Bowery Gallery. Dorothy has been teaching for over 15 years, and just completed her first year as Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting at Millersville University.

In the Steinmetz Gallery

Tony Bonazzi

Painting by 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. He has 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 (and pickup of work from the Spring Membership Show)
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.

To access a printable pdf of the entry form with instructions, click here.

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.