Lancaster County Art Association News

Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Day
Tuesday, October 16

Make sure you purchase your $5 shopping pass the next time you visit the LCAA. Your pass will entitle you to 25% off your purchases at Boscov's on Oct. 16. In addition, you could win a $100 or $500 gift card. It is a great fundraiser for the LCAA because we keep the entire $5 from each pass sold. Support the LCAA and get great savings for yourself! Shopping passes are available at the LCAA office.

Donations of Used Art or Craft Needed!

The LCAA is looking for donations of used art or craft supplies, frames, studio furniture, easels, art books, etc. for our "Still Super-Used Art Supplies Sale" in October. (See details of Sale below.) Please no unframed glass or magazines. Items should be in good, usable condition. You can drop off your donations at the LCAA, anytime during our usual business hours.

October 13: Ladies Art Forum at the Women’s Expo

Women's Expo October 13

Come see the LCAA Ladies Art Forum Group's work and a pastel demo by Dot Stepenaski at the Lancaster County Women's Expo at Spooky Nook Sports, 2913 Spooky Nook Road, Manheim on Saturday, October 13. The LCAA's booth is #189-191.

"Still Super" Used Art Supply Sale- Oct. 28 - Nov. 8

Along with our Mystery Pop Up Sale we will be holding our used art supply sale. Get great supplies at discount prices! Frames, matboard, paper, paints, drawing supplies, art books and more! We have a large drawing table and several shelving units for sale this year. Don't miss the opening day on Sun. Oct. 28, 1-4pm.

We are accepting donations of art & craft supplies. Clean out that closet and donate those things that you no longer use. Just drop off at the LCAA anytime during our usual business hours (Thurs.-Sat. 11am-4pm & Sun. 1-4pm). Please no magazines, unframed glass or items in bad condition.

Dec. 9: LCAA Holiday Tea - @ 2pm

Holiday Tea Party on Dec. 9

Last year's Holiday Tea was so popular that we are doing it again! Tea, delectable edibles and entertainment with our wonderful "Home for the Holidays" Exhibit as a backdrop. We have a special price of $20 per person for those that register by Nov. 15. After that the price will increase to $25. We are taking reservations now, with payment due by Nov. 15. You can call the LCAA at 717-687-7061.

November 27: Sneak Preview of PA filmmaker Zeke Zelker’s Billboard at Zoetropolis!

Pennsylvania filmmaker Zeke Zelker’s latest movie, Billboard  is coming out in April but is having sneak previews in parts of PA. Lancaster is one of those places! The screening of Billboard will be coming to the Zoetropolis on Tuesday, November 27th from 7-9:30 pm. After the film, there will be a Q & A panel with Zeke and other local business owners/entrepreneurs, including a corporate member from Auntie Anne's Pretzels!

The movie is about a former cartoonist who takes over his late father’s radio station that’s drowning in debt, so he decides to create a fun billboard sitting contest where the winner receives a mobile home and $96,000.

The film was completely made in PA and features actors and actresses like John Robinson, Eric Roberts, Leo Fitzpatrick and Heather Matarazzo.

In Memory of Don Fisher

Don Fisher

Don Fisher

The many friends of Don and Anne Fisher will be saddened to learn that Don passed away on Tuesday, September 11. Don’s obituary is online on the Lancaster Newspaper site amd can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

Don Fisher’s Obituary  

A lifetime member of the LCAA, Don served on the board for many years having held at different times the positions of Newsletter Chair, Membership Chair and President. He received a LIfetime Membership Award, the LCAA’s Engel Award, and a President’s Commendation Award for the many services he contributed to the LCAA. When the LCAA moved to the Strasburg location he was instrumental in decisions relating to the design of the gallery. While he was President he had the former darkroom and storage room renovated into an expansion of the classroom area. Not only was he active as volunteer at the LCAA but he was also involved in volunteering for many other nonprofits and Navy related clubs and groups.

In Memory of Betty Ann Jones

Betty Ann Jones

Longtime LCAA member Betty Ann Jones passed away on August 31, 2018. Betty Ann was a talented artist who explored multiple media including photography and collage. She was part of a 3 person show in the Steimetz Gallery at the LCAA in 2009 and entered work in many of the member shows. Those of us who met her will remember her for her friendliness, lively spirit, and willingness to experiment in various media. Her otituary is online on the Lancaster Newspaper site at the following link:

Betty Ann Jones Obituary

Senior Showcase Aug. 26-Sept. 20 Award Winners
Professional Category

'Downtown Pre-Fab' by George Clark. Acrylic & Graphite.

To see images of all of the award winning pieces, click here.   
First Place: George M. Clark, "Downtown Pre Fab”, acrylic and graphite. 

Second Place: Beverley Felter, "Out On A Limb”, watercolor.

Third Place: Susan Bloomfield, "Winter Gold”, acrylic.

Honorable Mentions

John Sauers, "House by Route 1 North”, oil on pieced paper. 

Judy W. Smith, "Good Morning”, pastel.

Peter Hunsberger, "Blue Orchids”, photography.

Non-Professional Category

'inferno' by Donna LaBalding, photography.

First Place: LaDonna Balding, photography. "Inferno"

Second Place: Kristin Glowacki, "Waiting", needlefelt.

Third Place: Jim McElroy, "Area 51”, mixed media.

Honorable Mentions

Marti Early, "Earth Whispers”, watercolor.

Douglas Good, "Rothenburg Doorway”, photography.

Louanne Van Fossen, “Iris”, watercolor.

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.