Art Exhibits at the 
Lancaster County Art Association

Receptions are held on the first date of the exhibition.

June 9-July 11

The Open Door Exhibition

 This excellent exhibit features work by both LCAA members and non-members. Many of the non-member artists come from out of the area, even as far away as California. Our judge Isaac Pelepko picked winners 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).

Award Winners


Photography 1st Place: Ellen Jenkins, “Who Watches Behind the Purple Doors”

First Place: Ellen Jenkins, “Who Watches Behind the Purple Doors”, photography.

Second Place: John Feiser III, “Walking Home”, ink on paper/digital.

Third Place:Jennifer Cavalcante, “Dogwood 2”, photography.

Painting - Oil & Acrylic

Painting - Oil & Acrylic 1st Place: Kirby M. Heltebridle, “Sunlite Field”

First Place: Kirby M. Heltebridle, “Sunlite Field”, acrylic.

Second Place: Barry Steely, “Domini Vaccas and the Angelic Doctor”, oil, alkyds.

Third Place: Carol S. Herr, “Winter Thaw Sunset #2”, oil on linen.

Honorable Mention: Dave Gibson, “Bourbon St. Bucket Drummer”, oil.

Honorable Mention: Yunia Lores, “Right Atrium”, oil & enamel on canvas.

Other Media

Other Media 1st Place: Carmela Melchiorre, “Coral Reef”

First Place: Carmela Melchiorre, “Coral Reef”, mixed media.

Second Place: Geraldine Cosgrave, “Maple Leaf Magic”, pastel.

Third Place: Denny Bond, “Brew”, watercolor.

Honorable Mention: Kay Walker, “Maggie’s Wall”, watercolor.

Honorable Mention: Miriam Sawyer, “Tree and Three Chairs”, mixed media.


3-D 1st Place: Christine M. Kirk, “Tri-Tone Burst”, paper.

First Place: Christine M. Kirk, “Tri-Tone Burst”, paper.

Second Place: Donna Lynn Hartman, “Banana Split”. ceramic.

Third Place: Michael C. Layser, “Emotionally Decisive”, earthenware.

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

JUDGE: Isaac Pelepko

Isaac Pelepko’s artwork has primarily focused on the figure. He received his B.F.A. from the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design where he was awarded most outstanding student - fine art, his senior year. He received his M.F.A. from the New York Academy of Art where he received a merit scholarship award. He also studied at Grand Central Academy and the Art Students League of New York. In 2018 he was awarded first prize in painting in The Art of the State show at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Isaac has been in shows in Paris, France, New York City, and the eastern United States.

July 21 – Aug. 22

In the Kauffman Gallery

Keep It Cool!

Drop off – July 12, 13, 14 (and pickup work from the Open Door Exhibit)
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
Entry Fees:
Non-Professional: $15 - 1 piece, $25 - 2 pieces, $30 - 3 pieces
Professional: $20 - 1 piece, $35 - 2 pieces, $40 - 3 pieces
Cash awards will be given in both categories.

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.

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.