Lancaster County Art Association

Important News!

Hello LCAA Members & Friends,

In compliance with Governor Wolf's March 19 order to prohibit the operation of businesses that are not life sustaining, the LCAA will remain closed until the order is lifted which would be April 30 at the earliest. We will remain closed until the order is lifted.

All of the April and May classes have been postponed to a later date. The Spring Membership Show and the John Sauers Exhibit will remain at the LCAA and will be accessible for viewing in person by the public until the Governor’s order is lifted. We are planning to continue the exhibits until May 14 which hopefully will allow some time for the public to view the art before the show comes down.

Albums of all of the artworks in both exhibits have been created online so that you may all see the artworks in the current shows no matter where you are. Links to the albums are on the Exhibits page.

If you have questions, you may call the LCAA at 717-687-7061 and leave a message or send an email.

Thank you and stay home & paint!
The LCAA Board of Directors

Membership Dues

The Art Association is currently closed for business. The membership renewal notices that usually go out this time of year can not be mailed nor can classes be held. The LCAA depends on membership fees, artist entry fees for the shows, donations, and class fees in order to operate. Yet utilities must still be paid as well as the monthly rent and other expenses such as for insurance and supplies. Members can help the LCAA out a lot by sending in their membership renewal fees. The date of member renewals is shown on the mailing label on the newsletter. If your membership is due for renewal, your sending in your payment for membership would be enormously helpful at this time.

May Day Artathon - May 1, 2 & 3

LCAA Artathon May 1, 2, 3

The Artathon originally scheduled for May 1, 2 and 3 has been canceled for those dates. The Artathon will be rescheduled (and undoubtedly renamed) for dates that are yet to be determined in the Fall. The original description of this event is as follows:

You have heard of dance or running marathons but we have them beat with our May Day Artathon! For three days, artists will be drawing, painting, sculpting, etc. and competing for a number of exciting awards and prizes.

Special events, door prizes and more will be happening throughout the weekend. The public is invited to attend and a ticket is good for the entire weekend.

Artists, join us for this three day event - paint, draw, sculpt, throw pots, create in any medium! You can win prizes and cash awards, sell your work and interact and expose your work to the art loving public. There will be a $500 grand prize as well as many other cash and merchandise awards!

Don’t wait to reserve your space. We have a limited number of spaces available.

Participate or come and watch artists create! See how long they can paint, draw, etc., who creates the most pieces, who sells the most.

Proceeds benefit the LCAAʼs many programs and exhibits.

Artist Space: $40 member $45 non-member. A limited number of easels or tables available for $5 each.
Admission: $15 per person, children under 12 -free. The admission price is for the entire weekend.

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.


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 June 20, 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 changed to June 20, 2020.

Donations Needed for Repairs and Upgrades

We continue to need your help in funding much needed upgrades and repairs to the building, classrooms, and equipment. We received an estimate to repair our kiln and replace the aging elements. We have not been able to fire the clay work for some time and would like to be able to once again offer ceramic classes for fired clay. In addition to growing class sizes, we find we need more table easels, better seating and adjustable art spot lighting.

Thank you so much for your donations. We will continue to use funds where most needed to continue the work we are doing and to expand our classes, workshops, camps and events.

LCAA Annual Dinner & Meeting

The LCAA Board of Directors invites all members, friends and family to attend this annual event on June 30 from 6 to 9pm. Enjoy a wonderful catered dinner with fellow members. Meet the LCAA Board of Directors who will conduct a short business meeting and outline our goals for the future. Guest speaker for the event will be nationally known watercolor artist, Brienne Brown, who will be teaching our Plein Air Watercolor Workshop that week. This year’s event will be held in the beautifully restored barn at Pheasant Run Farms. More info to come. Mark the date on your calendar!


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


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.


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


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.


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:


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.