Lancaster County Art Association


Everyone coming into the building, those who are vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and those who aren’t,  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 clean surfaces frequently. 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 Coffee House - Oct. 30
“Scary Stories"

Celebrate Halloween with this fun evening.
Listen to our “scary or unusual stories” from writers and storytellers.
Enjoy a selection of “autumn” desserts along with your coffee, tea and apple cider.
October 30, 6-9pm, $20 per person.

A few years ago we had our “Beatnik Coffee House” which was a great success. We thought we would do it again, but with a Halloween twist. Writers are invited to read their original stories or poems, storytellers can read those classic tales by authors like Edgar Allen Poe, or anyone can reminisce about their past Halloween or autumn adventures. Writings can be scary, mysterious or unusual. Prizes will be given to the best original story, poem, best storyteller and best reminiscence.
For thos who like solving mysteries, we will have a secret code that will need to be broken to reveal a secret message. A number of surprises might pop up throughout the evening. Costumes are optional. However we will have a prize for best costume. In addition to coffee we will have tea, apple cider and a selection of “autumn” decadent desserts. Live music, Halloween decor and the backdrop of our Autumn Daze exhibit will give a fun, slightly spooky atmosphere for the event.
We all like to listen to scary stories and have fun at this time of year. Join us to listen and then vote for your favorite stories. Encourage friends who are writers or storytellers, amateur or professional, to attend and share their stories with us.

LCAA Holiday Party
Sunday Dec. 5 @2pm

Join us for this party, and a thank you to all our members, volunteers and patrons who have helped the LCAA reach this milestone 85th year. We will be revealing a new scrapbook covering the years 2012-2021. If you have photos, etc. from LCAA events during that time, we would like to include them. You can even do your own scapbook page if you like. Just stop in and we will give you a page.

Exhibition Opportunites

We are currently accepting artist applications for solo shows in the Steinmetz Gallery for 2022. You must be a current member of the LCAA to apply and also at the time of your exhibit. Work shown must be original and conform to our guidelines for framing, etc. Artists should have enough work to fill the gallery (about 15-30 pieces depending on size). Artists may also have prints or unframed originals for sale in a print rack. If interested, call Carol in the LCAA office at 717-687-7061 or email – [email protected]

Assistance Needed!

The LCAA is working on some great events for the rest of the year. We are looking for volunteers to help with a range of short term tasks including help during special events, mailings, gallery sitters, garden upkeep, cleaning, etc. If you would like to become more involved we have several board positions that are open including publicity, and grant writing and fundraising. Look at what special skills you have that could help the LCAA! Contact Carol in the LCAA office at 717-687-7061.


Fall Membership Show

September 19 – October 14
in the Kauffman Gallery

Myrtle Tremblay Award for Watercolor

'County Bounty', watercolor by Marita Hines

"County Bounty" by Marita Hines

'July Escape', mixed media/paper by Marianne Calenda

Professional Category

First Place: Marianne Calenda "July Escape”, mixed media/paper.
Second Place: Scott Cantrell "Angled Ingres”, oil on canvas.
Third Place: Dave Gibson "White Porcelain”, oil on canvas.
Honorable Mention: Beverley Felter "On the Rocks”, watercolor.
Honorable Mention: Carolann Van Wyen “Sangria”, watercolor.
Honorable Mention: Michael Christian Shaw "Almost Home”, oil on canvas.
Honorable Mention: Dan Graziano "Waiting On A Bench”, oil.

'Three Stones', photography by Paul Gross

Non-Professional Category

First Place: Paul Gross "Three Stones”, photography.
Second Place: Lesley Harbold "Summertime in England”, acrylic.
Third Place: Connie Peters “Long's Park”, oil.
Honorable Mention: James Elia "Waiting for a Sunset Cruise”, watercolor.
Honorable Mention: Gaylee Schacter “Greece”, watercolor.
Honorable Mention: Christine Kirk “Convergence”, paper sculpture.

Sunrise - Sunset

August 1 – September 9
in the Kauffman Gallery

'Morning Warmth', oil on canvas board by Bob Grobengieser

Professional Category

First Place: Bob Grobengieser – “Morning Warmth”, oil on canvas board.
Second Place: Jerry Brown – “Wrightsville Susquehanna Sunrise”, watercolor.
Third Place: Carol S. Herr - “Southern End Sunset”, oil on linen.

Honorable Mention:
Brenda Blank – “Fern-glade Sunrise”, watercolor.
Melissa Carroll – “Moon Over Fort Myers”, acrylic.
Carolann Van Wyen – “Shenandoah National Park”, watercolor.
Pat Reed Nute - “Last Light”, acrylic

First Place: Isabel W. Lark - “Evening Rush”, pastel.

Non-Professional Category

First Place: Isabel W. Lark - “Evening Rush”, pastel.
Second Place: James Michael Elia – “Sunset at Lewes Harbour Marina”, watercolor.
Third Place: Connie Peters – “Winter Sunset II”, oil.

Honorable Mention:
Elaine Gross – “House On the Bluff- Block Island”, watercolor.
Paul Gross – Sunset Celebration- Cape May”, photography.
Jane Pattey – “Mom & I, 1938”, watercolor.
Barbara J. Weaver – “Before Sunset”, watercolor.

Red, White and Blue

June 13 – July 22
in the Kauffman Gallery

First Place: Dan Graziano, “Grand Union Flag”, oil.

Professional Category

First Place: Dan Graziano, “Grand Union Flag”, oil.
Second Place: Henrietta Holton-Thomas, “Blowing In the Wind”, watercolor.
Third Place: Pat Reed Nute, “Red, White & Blue, USA Originals”, mixed media.
Honorable Mention: Karen Frattali, “Stars and Stripes”, watercolor.
Honorable Mention: Joanne McIlvaine, “Stevie’s Red Umbrellas”, oil.

First Place: Jerry Brown, “Blue Moon Redux”, watercolor.

Non-Professional Category

First Place: Jerry Brown, “Blue Moon Redux”, watercolor.
Second Place: Rebecca Achenbach, “Somewhere on Main Street”, watercolor
Third Place: Doris Morrison, “Peaceful”, acrylic
Honorable Mention: Martie Brown, “Fading Glory”, watercolor
Honorable Mention: Elaine Gross, “Ocean Grove, New Jersey”, watercolor

Lancaster County Art Quilt Project

May 1 - June 3
in the Kauffman Gallery
Members and non-members were invited to donate 5” by 7” unframed works on paper in any medium.
All artwork was for sale to benefit the LCAA.
Click here to view an album of the pieces that were entered by adults.
The link to the album of images submitted by children and teens is below with that category.

Details of pieces that were in the Art Quilt Project

The image above is a composite of details from 25 of the pieces that were in the Art Quilt Project Exhibit.

E-44. Lesley Harbold, “Olde Mill”, watercolor.
W-22. Dot Stepenaski: “Familiar Paths”, Pastel, W. Lampeter Township
W-26. P. Bose Schur: “Koi Pond”, Monoprint, Willow Street.
S-6. Carol S. Herr: “Tree & Farmhouse”, Etching-Aquatint, Rawlinsville
S-8. Dave Gibson: “Rawlinsville Road”, Oil, Martic Township

N-5. Judy W. Smith: “Central Market Ice Cream”, Pastel, Lancaster/Central Market
N-28. Jennifer Cavalcante: “Mattie”, Photography”, Manheim Township
W-17. Carol Dale: “Spring Reflections”, Watercolor, Manor Township Park
W-21. White Feather: “King- Painted Horse, Harmony Farm”, Watercolor, Pequea
E-12. Virginia Caputo: “Lampeter Fair: "Vintage Aprons”, Mixed Media, Lampeter

Click here for the link to the album of images entered by children and teens.
#4 Olive Lapp, "Going to Space”, crayon, Strasburg
#5 Hannah Lapp, "Windy and Dandy”, watercolor/acrylic, Strasburg
#6 Henry Smucker, "Bearly Hungry”, watercolor, New Providence
#8 Brooke Rubincam, "Cow On the Farm”, watercolor, Lancaster
#11. Rylynn Lehman, "Rita’s Italian Ice”, colored pencil/pen, Lancaster
#12. Inez Wilson, "Boehm’s Chapel”, colored pencil, Willow Street

West Lampeter Township which includes Willow Street was presented with the $200 Purchase Award.

Lesley Harbold – ‘Olde Mill’ – most votes for 1 piece
Doris Morrison – most votes overall with several pieces
Dot Stepenaski – most sales of work by an artist (9 sold)

Garden Show

February 21 – March 18
in the Kauffman Gallery

First Place: Karen Mincarelli – “Double Dutch”, acrylic

Professional Category

First Place: Karen Mincarelli – “Double Dutch”, acrylic
Second Place: Cecelia Cox – “Spring Morning”, oil
Third Place: Brenda Blank – “Coneflower Magnified”, watercolor

Honorable Mention:
Jim McElroy – “No Crops This Year”, acrylic on paper
Carolann Van Wyen – “Autumn’s Crown of Gold”, watercolor

First Place NonPro: Jerry Brown – “One Four February Light”, watercolor.

Non-Professional Category

First Place: Jerry Brown – “One Four February Light”, watercolor.
Second Place: Debbie Huff – “The Last Red Rose”, pastel
Third Place: Christine Kirk – “Sweet Perennial”, paper

Ann T. Fields Annual Awards for Excellence in Watercolor

Ann T. Fields First Place: Marita Hines – “Pond Frolic”

First Place: Marita Hines – “Pond Frolic”
Second Place: Lisa Prinzo – “Daisy Bouquet”
Third Place: Carol H. Dale – “Garden Club”

Winter Membership Show

January 17 -February 11
in the Kauffman Gallery

First Place: Dan Graziano, 'Round Midnighjt', oil

Professional Category

1st Place: Dan Graziano, “Round Midnight”, oil.
2nd Place: Sandra Sigley, “Clip Clop”, pastel.
3rd Place: Marita Hines, “Shrimp Boat”, watercolor.

Honorable Mention:
Cecelia Cox, “Tarnished Silver and Eggplant”, oil.
Dave Gibson, “Glen Rock Graffiti Crew”, oil on panel.
Kristin Blanck, “The Chosen One”, oil on panel.
Matthew J. Leavell, “Salvaged Serenity”, salvaged steel sculpture.

!st Place NonPro: Glenn Wenger, photography

Non-Professional Category

1st Place: Glenn Wenger, “Sun Setting...I’m Running Out of Time”, black & white photography.
2nd Place: Debbie Huff, “Crazy Cat”, alcohol ink.
3rd Place: Jim McElroy, “City Folks #1”, acrylic.

Honorable Mention:
Charles Snyder, “Always Feeling Blue”
Marti Early, “Mendenhall Mist”

Volunteers Needed

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

Assistance with mailings or other office work is needed.


The following positions are available to serve on the LCAA Board:

Vice President


Advertising and Promotion

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

Please contact Carol Herr at 717-687-7061 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.