Lancaster County Art Association News

Winter Closings

The Lancaster County Art Association after a snowstorm

When there is inclement weather, the LCAA will be closed when the Lampeter-Strasburg School District is closed. Students in classes will be notified by the instructor if the class will be postponed.

May 5 Spring Open House and Reception

Come enjoy a fun afternoon in the LCAA Gallery with music, refreshments, activities and Spring Membership Show artist reception Sunday, May 5th from 1:00-4:00 pm. Members are encouraged to invite friends, family and those interested in becoming members of LCAA to a Spring Open House at the Gallery.

10 reasons to invite friends and family to the Open House and reception:

1.  Celebrate the latest artwork created by member artists
2.  Sign up the kids or grandkids for Summer Art Camps
3.  Register for summer art classes
4.  Check out the clay room
5.  Discover more about painting outdoors with the Plein Air painters
6.  Find out the benefits of critiquing with the Ladies Art Forum group
7.  Enjoy the Kids art gallery in the classroom
8.  Guide your little ones to the children’s activities and face painting.
9.  Enjoy music by our local music makers
10.  Savor the delicious refreshments provided by our hospitality committee.

Celebrate the arrival of Spring and become reacquainted with the many activities taking place at the Art Association during this open house and reception.

Myrtle Tremblay Scholarship

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 is given annually.

Student must be a resident of Lancaster County.
Student must be enrolled in 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 Design, Illustration

To apply, submit the following by May 18, 2019, 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 the email that it is for the Tremblay scholarship.)
Completed application form & list of images with titles & medium. To download the application form click on the link provided below.
Self addressed stamped business envelope for notification.

To apply click here to download a printable pdf file of the application form..

2019 Award Winners

Winter Membership Show Jan. 20-Feb. 14, 2019

1st Place in the Pro Category, mixed media by Judy W. Smith.

Professional Category
1st Place: Judy Smith "Driveway Art”, mixed media.
2nd Place: Carmela Melchiorre "She's It…”, mixed media.
3rd Place: Debra Smith “Holidaze”, watercolor.
Honorable Mention: Ken Schwartzman “Soho”, photography.
Honorable Mention: Peter Hunsberger “Vigilance”, photography.

Non-Professional Category
1st Place: Dave Gibson "Oil & Garlic”, oils.
2nd Place: Scott Steimel "Lancaster Central Market”, acrylic.
3rd Place: Jim McElroy "Area 51 #2”, acrylic.
Honorable Mention: Lynne Danyow "Slippery When Wet”, watercolor.
Honorable Mention: Ann Klemstine "Healthy Choice”, oils.

To see all of the pieces that won awards in the Winter Membership Show, click here.

Permanent Collection Sale

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

Wilson Chambers

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

C. I. Driesbach

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

Louie Berthomme St. Andre

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

John Z. Miller

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

Harry Russell Ballinger

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

Charles X. Carlson

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

Arturo Noci

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

Ranulph Bye

“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.

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

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.