Lancaster County Art Association
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Announcement!

Everyone coming into the building must wear a mask. We ask that you maintain social distancing of 6 feet or more. If you are feeling ill- please stay home! We have hand sanitizer available and we will be cleaning surfaces frequently. The building has been deep cleaned. We ask that you do not enter rooms marked staff only such as the offices, kitchen, storage rooms, etc. We ask that you follow these guidelines to keep you, your fellow members, LCAA staff and others safe!

LCAA Members’ Picnic: Sept. 27

Join us for our annual get together! Our plan to have our dinner in June was waylaid and we decided to have a picnic instead. The event is being catered by Hess's Barbecue and we will have individually wrapped box lunches for everyone attending. They will feature your choice of a turkey or vegetarian wrap, macaroni salad, and other goodies. LCAA President Carol Dale will bring everyone up to date on the current state of our organization. Award winning artist and teacher Richard Ressel will lead our Artwork Critique and is always very entertaining. Artists may bring 1 or 2 pieces for the critique. Cost for the event is $25 per person.

Membership Dues

Please remember to send in your membership! We are checking the mail regularly. Our only source of revenue at this time is membership so we need your response. We are still sending out renewal letters, but if you would like to pay your membership early, we would appreciate it.

Donations

The LCAA Board of Directors is asking for donations to help us get through this difficult time. Our usual revenue from exhibits, sale of artwork and class fees has disappeared with this closing and we still have our usual bills to pay as well as maintenance costs of necessary upgrades and repairs to the building. We know many of you are also out of work and facing a difficult time. If however you are able financially to give us a donation at this time, it will help us to get through this. Any amount would be appreciated. You can send a check to the LCAA, 149 Precision Ave. Strasburg PA 17579.

Still Super! - Used Art Supply Sale

Donations needed for our Still Super! Used Art Supply Sale that begins October 10 -11.
Have you been cleaning out those closets, attics & basements? If you have any art or craft items, donate them to the LCAA. We will take paints, palettes, brushes, pastels, drawing materials, paper, canvas, printmaking items, sculpture items, craft items,etc. Art equipment such as art cases, easels, drawing tables, etc. Frames and mats. (please no individual pieces of glass). Art or craft books (please no magazines). Donations should be in a good & usable condition. You can drop off at the LCAA, anytime during our normal business hours.

Myrtle Tremblay Scholarship 2020

Well known local artist Myrtle Tremblay was a long time supporter of the arts in Lancaster County. In her will she established a scholarship for promising students pursuing studies in the visual arts. The Lancaster County Art Association has been given the responsibility of selecting and awarding the $1,000 scholarship. The award is given annually at the Lancaster County Art Association.

Eligibility:

Student must be a resident of Lancaster County.
Student must be enrolled in or accepted to a higher education art school or college or university with a major in the visual arts which include:
Fine Art – Painting, Drawing, Print-making, Sculpture, Photography.
Commercial Art – Graphic Deisng, Illustration

To apply, submit the following by September 30, 2020 to the LCAA at 149 Precision Ave., Strasburg, PA 17579:

5 images of your artwork – jpeg on a CD or send images by email to [email protected] (please note in email that it is for the Tremblay Scholarship.)
Completed application form and list of images with titles and medium.
Self addressed stamped business envelope for notification.
To download an application, click here.
Note that the application deadline shown on the registration form is incorrect. The application deadline has been extended to September 30, 2020.

2020 AWARD WINNERS

Spring Membership Show

March 22-July 5
in the Kauffman Gallery
To see all of the award winning pieces for this show, click here.

'Wild Flowers', watercolor by Brenda J. Blank

Myrtle Tremblay Award for Watercolor

Brenda J. Blank – “Wild Flowers”

'Fraises', watercolor by Karen Frattali

Professional Category

First Place: Karen Frattali – “Fraises”, watercolor
Second Place: Marianne Calenda – “Winter Blues”, acrylic on paper
Third Place: Dave Gibson – “Chasing Seashells”, oil on panel

Honorable Mention: Beverley Felter – “Dottie”, watercolor
Honorable Mention: Noel Fry – “Manor at King St.”, oil
Honorable Mention: Tony Bonazzi – “Peaceful Tuscany”, watercolor
Honorable Mention: Marita Hines – “Train Graveyard”, watercolor

'The Track', watercolor by Louanne Van Fossen

Non-Professional Category

First Place: Louanne Van Fossen - “The Track”, watercolor
Second Place: David Spencer – “Sunken Rock Lighthouse, NY”, acrylic
Third Place: Jerry Brown – “Old English Tavern & Inn”, watercolor

Honorable Mention: Shirley Taggart – “Harmony”, mixed media
Honorable Mention: Connie Dianne Yohe - “Cool Colored Water”, oil
Honorable Mention: Doris Morrison – “Black Hawk”, acrylic

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

The Garden Show: Hearts & Flowers

February 16-March 12
in the Kauffman Gallery
To see all of the award winning pieces for this show, click here.

'Sliced Pickles', oil by Dave Gibson

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

First Place: Dave Gibson, "Sliced Pickles”, oil.
Second Place: Marita Hines, “Rhododendron”, watercolor.
Third Place: Beverley Felter, "White Bloomers”, watercolor.

Honorable Mentions

Debra L. Smith, "Heirloom Roses”, watercolor.
Jennifer Cavalcante, "Pink Mix & White Vase”, photography.
Scott Steimel, "Fresh Picked”, acrylic on canvas.
Joanne McIlvaine, "Wait For It”, oil.

NON-PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

First Place: Barbara J. Weaver, "Peaches", watercolor.
Second Place: Sandra L. Zerby, "Helen"s Tulips”watercolor.
Third Place: Marjorie Lovett, "Birds of Paradise” acrylic.

Honorable Mention
David Spencer, "Cherry Tomatoes”, colored pencil.
Amber Horvath, "In My Garden”, colored pencil.


Ann T. Fields Annual Awards for Excellence in Watercolor

'Pink Dahlias', watercolor by Caryn A. Husowech


First Place: Caryn A. Husowech, "Pink Dahlias”
Second Place: Carolann Van Wyen, "Warmth of a Bloom”
Third Place: Brenda Blank, "Love Bouquet”

Winter Membership Show

January 12 - February 6
in the Kauffman Gallery
To see all of the award winning pieces for this show, click here.

'Team at Landis Valley', oil by Jay Dombach

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

First Place: Jay Dombach, “Team at Landis Valley”, oil.
Second Place: Brenda Blank, “Sunrise Farmhouse”, watercolor.
Third Place: Jennifer Cavalcante, “Great Horned Owl”, photography.

Honorable Mention:

Marianne Calenda, “On Chestnut St.”, acrylic.
Debra L. Smith, “Hidden Strength Revealed”, watercolor.
Patricia A. Renna, “Poppy Study”, pastel.

NON-PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

First Place: Jerry Brown, “Storm at Low Tide”, watercolor.
Second Place: Debbie Huff, “The Universe”, alcohol ink.
Third Place: Barbara J. Weaver, “Poppies”, watercolor.

Honorable Mention:

Carolann Van Wyen, “Autumn Pine”, watercolor.
Spencer Katz, “Tempus Fugit”, photography.
Lisa McEntee, “Summer Day”, pastel.

Volunteers Needed

Gallery sitters are needed to watch the gallery when the staff is off.

Assistance with mailings or other office work is needed.

Open Board Positions

Opportunities are available to serve on the LCAA Board:

Treasurer

Publicity: Writing up and sending out press releases and photographs of events, classes, exhibits and LCAA news.

Fundraising: Responsibility for raising funds for the LCAA through a variety of means: donations, grants, events, letters.

House and Property: In charge of making sure that the building is in good repair and clean, inside and outside.

Historian - Duties involve overseeing our permanent art collection, LCAA archives and our library.

Volunteer Chair: Responsibilities include scheduling members for various volunteer duties, recruiting people for open board positions.

Please contact Carol Herr at 687-7061 during gallery hours with your interest.

LAF (Ladies Art Forum)

Meetings for critiques and discussion are held on the third Thursday of the month at 2 PM.

All women members of the LCAA are invited to join LAF. You may bring work for critique or just come and watch. To check on whether there are any changes in the meeting date and how many are planning to attend, please call the LCAA at 687-7061 on the Wednesday before the meeting between 1 and 5 PM.