Plein Air is Back!

Plein Air Group: Artist painting at easel

Starting April 5, 2018, the LCAA is bringing back their Plein Air Group and we're calling it "Plein Air Thursdays". We're looking for artists who love the thrill of painting outdoors--all skill levels, any media. Every week artists will meet at a different location where they will paint or sketch from life--landscapes, street scenes, gardens and waterways.. Hours may vary and require an occasional entrance fee for special painting locations. An LCAA monitor will be available to answer questions about Plein Air in general or the scheduled events. This will be a supportive group willing to share techniques, experiences and their passion for painting outdoors. No commitment needed--just show up with your painting supplies and equipment (see suggestions below).

A link to our scheduled locations is available on our new Facebook Page, LCAA Plein Air Thursdays, at A logon to Facebook is not necessary. We strongly suggest checking the schedule weekly for periodic updates. If you prefer to get email notifications regarding the events, go to the LCAA Plein Air Thursdays Facebook page and "Send Message" with your name and email address.

Understand that we are unlikely to cancel a Plein Air event due to a weather forecast. Just know that some artists are more adventurous than others. Dig out your paints and see you at one or all of our new Plein Air events!

Plein Air Tips


Myrtle Tremblay Scholarship
Application Deadline April 28

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 $1000 scholarship. This award will be given annually at the Lancaster County Art Association.


To apply, download (click here to download the form), print and fill out the application form and submit the following by April 28, 2018, to the LCAA at: Lancaster County Art Association, 149 Precision Ave., Strasburg, PA 17579.


Permanent Collection Sale

10 pieces from the LCAA's Permanent Collection are available for purchase.

List of Artworks being offered:

Snow Scene Landscape by William Chambers

1. “A Snow Scene Landscape” by Wilson Chambers, Oil On Canvas, 37” x 28 1/2”: $1000


"Landscape Trees along Stream" by C.I. Driesbach


2. “Landscape Trees along Stream” by C I Driesbach, Oil On Canvas, 23 1/2" x 29”: $3000


“Place Pigalle" by Louie Berthomme-St- Andre

3. “Place Pigalle" by Louie Berthomme-St- Andre, Oil On Canvas, 25” x 29”: $1200


“Pastoral Landscape” by John Z. Miller

4. “Pastoral Landscape” by John Z. Miller, Oil On Canvas, 25” x 30”: $750


“Sunlit Seascape with Rocks” by Harry Russell Ballinger

5. “Sunlit Seascape with Rocks” by Harry Russell Ballinger, Oil On Canvas 25" x 30”: $1,200


“Strawberry & North Sts. Lancaster” by Charles X Carlson

6. “Strawberry & North Sts. Lancaster” by Charles X Carlson, Watercolor, 15” x 21 3/4”: $1,500


“Two Bunches of Grapes” by Luigi Rist

7. “Two Bunches of Grapes” by Luigi Rist, Colored Woodblock on Hoso Paper. 10 3/4" x 14”: $1,000


“Portrait of An Elderly Woman” by Arturo Noc

8. “Portrait of An Elderly Woman” by Arturo Noci, Oil On Canvas, 24 1/2" x 19 1/2”: $1,500


"Old Mill", watercolor by Ranulph Bye

9. “Old Mill” by Ranulph Bye, Watercolor, 14" x 21": $500



Words & Pictures Feb. 18-March 15
Award Winners & Judges Comments

Non-Professional Category

Ken Schwartzman “Ostia Antica”

Honorable Mention


Professional Category

Jef Kaufhold “Roar”

Honorable Mention

Judge: Marie Glass

“A retired art educator, I am kept busy by grandchildren, volunteer opportunities, 500 African violets and paintbrushes (in no particular order!) I have lived in Paradise, PA all my life, and during my 33 years as an art teacher, tried to bring colorful meaning to the lives of children from kindergarten through high school.”

For photos of all of the artworks that won awards, click here.


Volunteers Needed

Gallery sitters are needed to watch the gallery when the staff is off. Also with the help of mailings, or other office work is needed.


Open Board Positions

Opportunities are available to serve on the LCAA Board.

Other Volunteer 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.


Got news?

Email your news and announcements for the newsletter to Carol Herr at and for the website to Ginny Caputo at or call the LCAA at 687-7061.