Lancaster County Art Association Instructors

Tony Bonazzi

Tony Bonazzi

Tony is a graduate of Vesper George School of Art in Boston and had Robert Douglas Hunter and Robert Cormier, two distinguished artists from the Copley Society in Boston, as his instructors.

A graphics professional for 25 years, Tony has been employed as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, a technical illustrator, a production artist, a graphic designer, a Photoshop specialist, a web designer and an art director. He works in pencil, pen & ink and watercolor.

George Clark

'Downtown Pre Fab”, acrylic and graphite by George M. Clark

George has won numerous prizes at both the Lancaster and York Art Associations for his watercolors and collages. In 2005 he won three prizes in the Philadelphia Watercolor Show and the Rottler Award at the York Art Association.

He was featured in Watercolor Magic Magazine as one of 10 artists in the United States to watch. In 2006 he won the Gracie Award and Best of Show at the International Society of Experimental Artists. He was included in the March 2008 issue of Artist Magazines’ Artist over 60 feature.

He is a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, the Baltimore Watercolor Society and the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and a candidate member of the International Society of Experimental Artists. An active instructor, he has been sharing his knowledge and talents with students at the LCAA as well as at other arts organizations, high schools, and a retirement community for several years. Many of his students have gone on to win prizes and earn signature memberships in various societies. 

Jay Dombach

Jay Dombach

Jay Dombach was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He showed a natural ability for art at an early age, taking classes at the Lancaster County Art Association at the age of 11. This established an early foundation for understanding materials, primarily oil paints, and he started to learn how to really see and interpret the world around him.

When Jay was a senior in high school, he came to the decision to pursue a career as a fine artist. He studied at Antonelli Institute in York, Pennsylvania for one year and at duCret School of Art in Plainfield, New Jersey for two years. He moved back to Lancaster County, focusing his work on the local culture.

Studying in the studio, he started to work on larger paintings. In 2009, he took a plein air painting course, at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. Being more of an outdoor person, plein air painting fits him well, and has influenced some of what he does in the studio, which could be a landscape, still life or a portrait. For three years he participated in Lancaster City’s First Fridays ( an event that includes downtown galleries and businesses remaining open in the evenings one night per month) by having his studio open, giving him the opportunity to show and share his passion for art.

Jay finds the search for an interesting scene a constant adventure. Whether it is in the country or the city, passing by a construction site, or somewhere near the water, it just needs to be something or somewhere that catches his attention, and energizes him.

Karen Frattali

Karen Frattali

Karen Frattali has been a fine arts watercolorist for twenty years in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Following a number of years in the field of education, she studied drawing and painting at Philadelphia College of Art and the Delaware Museum of Art.

She has taken workshops worldwide and has studied informally with a number of accomplished painters from her area. She has participated in dozens of annual juried exhibitions and has been affiliated with a number of galleries. Her paintings are in many private collections across the country and a small sampling can be viewed on the internet at www.boundlessgallery.com. 

Kristin Glowacki

Kristin Glowacki

Originally from the Boston area, Kristin now resides in Lancaster, PA. Kristin is a member of the Lancaster Spinners and Weavers Guild and the LCAA. She has experience in polymer clay, macrame, wedding gowns, costumes, gourds, wet felting, and needle felting. See Kristin' s work and follow her on Instagram @ kristinglowacki.

Carol Herr

Carol Herr

Carol is an award winning artist, well known for her impressionistic landscape oil paintings. Her work is in both corporate and private collections across the United States and abroad. A graduate of the York Academy of Art where she majored in Fine Art, she also studied at the Art Students’ League in New York. Carol has been teaching painting to all ages and skill levels for the past 25 years.

Carol is the LCAA's Gallery Director. She also is the head of the Exhibit Committee, co-chairs the Instruction Committee and teaches classes in painting with oils and acrylics.

Jason Herr

Jason Herr

Jason Herr graduated with a BFA from Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in 2015. He has shown in galleries in Lancaster, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, New York City, and Leeds England. He won best in show for the Thrive exhibit at the Sunshine Gallery in 2014. A piece of his was published in the current issue of Lifted Brow magazine and he regularly publishes his own books.

Kate Mylin

Kate Mylin

Kate hopes to ignite creativity in young children through gentle encouragement and practicing basic skills. Children's fine motor skills are honed as they discipliine themselves to draw in their sketchbook regularly.

Kate earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood & Elementary Education from Kutztown University. Since 1997 she has helped to direct Masterpiece Art. Sam and Kate Mylin are currently educational support staff at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington.

Sam Mylin

Sam Mylin

The founder and director of Masterpiece Art, a business which seeks to serve people by igniting creativity & developing relationships, Sam Mylin is a graduate of the Antonelli Institute of Art and has been a working artist since 1981.

He is a graphic design artist with a concentration in Commercial and Fine Art and holds an Associates degree in Technical Art. Sam and his wife, Kate, are part of the educational support staff at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington. He co-chairs the Instruction Committee at the LCAA.

Sam has been teaching home schooled children in and around Lancaster County for a decade. He has created numerous children's shows, has Art Clubs throughout Lancaster County including the Pink Flamingo Club at the LCAA and teaches adult art classes.

Sam enjoys baseball, cartooning and drawing with kids. He is a freelance artist who teaches the Basic Elements of Design to everyone who can push a pencil! He teaches art in Home Schooling classes at the LCAA. He also offers classes in Cartooning and Drawing (The Control of the Pencil) and offers Summer Art Camp at the Association.

Barry Smith

Barry Smith

Barry is a life long resident of Washington Boro, Lancaster County. A career municipal manager, Barry was first introduced to ceramics by his daughter, Casey when she was an art student at Kutztown University in 1997. He began his pottery career creating redware ornaments and plates in 2004. Barry started his pottery business called Blue Rock Pottery in 2005 in a farm shed located in his backyard. He took a six night Potters Wheel Course instructed by Kevin Lehman. This started his obsession with stoneware wood fired pottery.

Inspired by the work of Kevin, Barry’s work features hand thrown stoneware finished in wood fired kilns. Influenced by the work of Ned Foltz, Barry’s redware pieces have an early Pennsylvania Dutch appearance. His creativity took on new meaning following a tragic vehicle accident that claimed the life of his son Kevin. Each piece becomes a tribute to his son in shape, texture and nuances of color. Barry’s work continues to evolve through life experiences and collaborative work with other potters. 

Sukey Starkey

Sukey Starkey

Sukey Starkey, a retired elementary teacher, combines her love of teaching with mosaic art. Using stained glass, river pebbles, tiles, baubles, and other tesserae she creates colorful pieces that include abstract free form works as well as more geometric designs. In her workshops, for adults and children, Sukey teaches the processes, materials, and techniques of mosaic art.

Sukey and her husband, John, recently moved to Ephrata from the Northern Neck of Virginia where she was active in the Rappahannock Art League (RAL) Art Center, a 501c3, for nine years. She was the coordinator of Children’s Education from 2012-2016; Vice President from 2012-2013 and President from 2013-2015. Sukey worked on several public art projects including signage for the RAL Art Center; Chesapeake Bay mosaic panels with 7th and 8th grade students at Lancaster Middle School, in Kilmarnock VA; panel based on a mosaic in the NYC subway, at the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck, in Kilmarnock, VA ; the boots project honoring the watermen/women of the Chesapeake Bay; and the Historic Buildings of the Steptoe District in Kilmarnock, VA.

Her work can be found at Plum Summer, in Burgess, VA and Lancaster By the Bay Chamber, in Kilmarnock, VA.

From the Boots Project honoring the watermen/women of the Chesapeake Bay.

Dot Stepenaski

Dot Stepenaski

Dot is a Signature Member of the Maryland Pastel Society. She has studied at the PA Academy of Fine Art, the Philadelphia College of Art and under a number of Master Artists including Maggie Price, Albert Handell, Lorenzo Chavez, Barbara Jaenicke, Robert McKinley, William A. Schneider, and Lynne Yancha. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows at the LCAA, Lancaster General Hospital, C.S. Carlson Gallery and Strawberry & Co. Gallery and in group shows at the LCAA

In 2006 she completed four murals featuring the Susquehannock Riverside to compliment the “Natives of the Susquehannock” Collection Room in the North Museum.

In her Artist Statement she says: “I have always been drawn to the outdoors.  My goal is to paint its romance without saccharine.  Pastels are not a delicate medium.  They are down and dirty and powerful especially for landscapes.  A great pastel takes my breath away, and that’s how I wish anyone viewing my art to feel.”

Henrietta Holton-Thomas

Henrietta Holton-Thomas

Henrietta Thomas has been teaching art for 25 plus years. She has degrees in art from the college and the university level, primarily in sculpture. In addition to sculpture, she also does painting in various mediums and printmaking. Her sculpture is inspired by human and animal forms, sometimes by the abstract, while her paintings are influenced by landscape and buildings.

She has been exhibiting her work for many years and has won numerous prizes. Henrietta states that "Art has always been my metier: nothing else has as much meaning. If I can move my students to produce what satisfies them, that's success!