Lancaster County Art Association News

Oldies & Art Day! Sunday, July 22

Roadside Attractions July 22 from 1 to 4pm.

In conjunction with the opening of “ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS" the LCAA is having “OLDIES & ART DAY” from 1 to 4pm on July 22. Join us for this fun, creative day at the LCAA to kick off our “Roadside Attractions” Exhibit. Inside and outside there will be lots to see and do! Artists will be working “plein air”, vintage vehicles will be on display, and oldies music by several musicians will be playing in the park pavilion throughout the afternoon. Special activities for both adults and children! A Silent Auction of items by local businesses will be offered. Dress in your vintage duds and you could win a prize! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the day! For more information on the events of the day, visit our Exhibits Page.

Open Door Art Exhibit Award Winners

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

The LCAA’s first Open Door exhibit and largest exhibit of the year. opened on June 10 and ran through July 12. This exhibit replaced the LCAA’s National Juried Exhibition that was last held in the early summer of 2017. A number of our previous juried show artists from all across the United States entered work. This unthemed exhibit featured artwork by members and non-members, professional and non-professional.

Judge for the exhibit was George Shortess an award winning artist who has shown his work internationally in Europe, Japan and Canada as well as nationally here in the United States. His formal studio art training occurred at the Boston Museum School, the University of Hawaii and the University of Rhode Island. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts awarded him Artist Fellowships twice, as well as other grants in support of his art. He taught art and visual perception at Lehigh University for many years. His work is in a number of public collections and many private collections. Recently, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City acquired two of his earlier artist books. 

Members in the News

White Feather

Recently LCAA member White Feather was accepted as a member of IEATA as an Expressive Arts Therapist / Educator. She is also a 2018 registered member of I.A.C.A. (Indian Arts Assoc.) & of the Me’tis Nation of the United States and Des Etats Unis Canada. 

Joan Schwartzman

Award winning artist Joan Schwartzman will be exhibiting her oil paintings at the York Art Association , July 22 – Aug. 25. The exhibit is titled “Floral Portraits” and is inspired by her dramatic florals of Georgia O’Keefe and photo portraits of Richard Avedon. 

Permanent Collection Sale

8 pieces from the LCAA's Permanent Collection are available for purchase:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Hospitality: In charge of refreshments at the receptions for exhibits.

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.

Got news?

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