Garden Show March 26-April 20
Award Winners & Judge’s Comments
- First Place: Joan Schwartzman, Lisbon Wildflowers – “Bold, strong, almost abstract arrangement of forms and color, yet keeping the delicacy of the petals and leaves. Nice use of brushstrokes to define shapes.”
- Second Place: Ken Schwartzman, Strength – “Powerful use of photography, giving tree shapes an almost painterly quality and texture.”
- Third Place: Carmela Melchiorre, Fantasy Bouquet – “Beautiful abstract arrangement of color, texture and pattern. It keeps the eye pleasantly engaged throughout.”
- Jane deGruchy, Simple Abundance
- Ellen Jenkins, Peony
- First Place: Geraldine Cosgrave, Celestial White – “Skillful and sensitively rendered drawing with a wonderful warm / cool dynamic. Painterly, yet controlled mastery of the pastel medium.”
- Second Place: John Sauers, The Orchard in Blossom – “Dreamy ethereal light and color palette, nice arrangement of shape and color, especially in the tree forms and shadows.”
- Third Place: George M. Clark, Sunflower #2 – “Fluid and elegant line quality, combined with subtle washes.”
- Darlene Oberg, Butterlies Are Free
- Peter Hunsberger, Cape Jasmine
Ann T. Fields Annual Awards for Excellence in Watercolor Art
- First Place: Ardythe Jolliff, Meadowlark Melody – “Masterful control of the watercolor medium – strong drawing, yet fluid and painterly. Great sense of light, shadow and form, as well as strong composition and color balance.”
- Second Place: Caryn Husowech, Enchanted Forest – “Subtle use of color and flat versus textured shapes and sharp versus soft edges to create depth of space. An interesting and complex composition.”
- Third Place: Karen Frattali, Grand Old Flag – “Nice balance between large free flowing fluid and textured washes and sharply defined edges. Color and texture creates a shimmering and soft light throughout.”
Judge: Rob Evans
Based in the Susquehanna Valley, Rob Evans is a fine artist and independent curator whose meticulous drawings and paintings have been in and collected by museums world wide. These include the National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Francisco Art Museums, Baltimore Museum of Art, Tretyakov Museum (Moscow) and the National Academy of Art (India) among others.
We are looking for someone with writing skills to chair our publicity committee. It would involve writing press releases about our exhibits, classes, special events, and sending them by email to various publications, and websites. Much of the work could be done at home on your own computer. This is a board position and attendance at board meetings would be required.
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.
Opportunities are available to serve on the LCAA Board.
- Recording Secretary: Duties include taking minutes at the monthly board meetings, typing the minutes and thank you notes to donors and others.Typing can be done at home or at the LCAA on our computer.
- Publicity - This would involve sending out press releases and ads for exhibits, classes, special events, etc. to various publications and sites. Someone who enjoys writing would be perfect for this position. Much of the work could be done at home by computer and email.
- Fundraising/Grant Chair: Serve the LCAA in this key leadership role by leading fund raising activities, applying for grants, funding sponsors and networking to solicit donations.
- 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.
Other Volunteer Positions
- Gallery Sitters
- Assistance with mailings
Please contact Carol Herr at 687-7061 during gallery hours with your interest.
LAF (Ladies Art Forum)
Meetings for critiques and discussion will be 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.