Lancaster County Art Association News

Sunday Program Presentation Oct. 6
"Do’s & Don’t’s"

This free program will give tips on proper framing, matting, hanging hardware and picking what works best for your artwork. We have seen judges bypass great artwork for awards because the presentation is bad and does not help the artwork.

Gallery Director Carol Herr and several professional artists and framers will speak and answer your questions. The program can be especially helpful to budding artists who are just starting to exhibit but we are sure that it can also be useful to more experienced artists.

2019 Award Winners

The “Keep It Cool” Exhibit  July 21-August 222
Award Winners

A membership exhibit with the theme of “Keep It Cool”.

'Threesome', photography by Kristin Fortna

Professioal Category
First Place: Kristin Fortna, “Threesome”, digital photography.
Second Place: Kelly W. Farrell, "Dancing With the Mers”, hydrocal FGR.
Third Place: Lea Bellis, "The Gulls: Got Food?”, pastel.

Honorable Mentions:
Bill Puglisi, "Cold Creek Blues”, oil.
Evelyn R. Burton, "Seek Shade”, oil.
George M. Clark, "Where the Ice Man Lives”, mixed media/acrylic.

Non-Professional Category
First Place: Debbie Huff, "Cool Cat”, alcohol ink.
Second Place: Kay Walters, "Cool Night”, fused glass.
Third Place: David Spencer, "Five Flags On A House”, oil.

Honorable Mentions:
LaDonna Balding, "Early Morning Dew”, photography.
Mary Weimer, “Reflection”, acrylic.
Dave Gibson, "Cinnamon & Peppermints”, oil.

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

The Open Door Exhibition June 9-July 11
Award Winners

This excellent exhibit featured work by both LCAA members and non-members. Many of the non-member artists came from out of the area, even as far away as California. Our judge Isaac Pelepko picked winners in 4 different categories: Painting (oil & acrylic), Other Media (watercolor, mixed media, drawing media, hand-pulled prints, encaustic), Photography & Digital Art (film or digital), 3-D (sculpture, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry).
The image below is of the 1st Place Winner in the 3-D Category: “Tritone Burst”, paper, by Christine M. Kirk.

'Tri-Tone Burst', paper, by Christine M. Kirk

First Place: Ellen Jenkins, “Who Watches Behind the Purple Doors”, photography.
Second Place: John Feiser III, “Walking Home”, ink on paper/digital.
Third Place:Jennifer Cavalcante, “Dogwood 2”, photography.

Oil & Acrylic
First Place: Kirby M. Heltebridle, “Sunlite Field”, acrylic.
Second Place: Barry Steely, “Domini Vaccas and the Angelic Doctor”, oil, alkyds.
Third Place: Carol S. Herr, “Winter Thaw Sunset #2”, oil on linen.

Honorable Mention: Dave Gibson, “Bourbon St. Bucket Drummer”, oil.
Honorable Mention: Yunia Lores, “Right Atrium”, oil & enamel on canvas.

Other Media
First Place: Carmela Melchiorre, “Coral Reef”, mixed media.
Second Place: Geraldine Cosgrave, “Maple Leaf Magic”, pastel.
Third Place: Denny Bond, “Brew”, watercolor.

Honorable Mention: Kay Walker, “Maggie’s Wall”, watercolor.
Honorable Mention: Miriam Sawyer, “Tree and Three Chairs”, mixed media.

First Place: Christine M. Kirk, “Tri-Tone Burst”, paper.
Second Place: Donna Lynn Hartman, “Banana Split”. ceramic.
Third Place: Michael C. Layser, “Emotionally Decisive”, earthenware.

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

 “The Spring Membership Show” May 5 - 30 
Award Winners

'Heaven and Earth', oil by Bill Puglisi

 Professional Category
First Place: Jay Dombach, “Sam”, oil.
Second Place: Bill Puglisi, "Beauty Fades to Grace”, oil on canvas.
Third Place: Geraldine Cosgrave, "The Silence of the Woods”, pastel.

Honorable Mention:
Scott Steimel, "Amaretto Dessert”, acrylic on paper.
Henrietta Holton-Thomas, "Fishing Lake Promontory”, watercolor.
Carol S. Herr, "Pappy’s Fields”, oil on linen.
C. Viers Mace, "Garden Path”, watercolor.

Non-Professional Category
First Place: Dave Gibson, "Dilly Beans", oil.
Second Place: Christine M. Kirk, "Golden Facets”, paper, pins.
Third Place: Phiroza Kapadia, "Ganesh’s Garden”, mixed media. 

Honorable  Mention:
Bardie Keith, "Time In Space”, paper.
Will Sharp, "Letter From Home”, watercolor.
Carolann Van Wyen, "A Touch of Spring”, watercolor.

Myrtle Tremblay Award for Watercolor
George M. Clark: “Tide’s Out"

To see all of the pieces that won awards, click here. 

 “The Garden Show” March 31 - April 25 
Award Winners

'Heaven and Earth', oil by Bill Puglisi

 Professional Category
First Place: Bill Puglisi, “Heaven and Earth”, oil.
Second Place: Carol S. Herr, “Light in the Garden: Celosia”, oil on linen.
Third Place: Scott Steimel, “Lilies”, acrylic.

Honorable Mention:
Judy W. Smith, “Cyclamen”, watercolor.
Henrietta Holton-Thomas, “Leftovers”, watercolor.
Ellen Jenkins, “Last Water Lily in Early Snow”, photography.

Non-Professional Category
First Place: David Gibson, “Sweet Peppers and Glass Bowl”, oil.

Second Place: Mia Curran, “Bachelor Button Bud”, digital photo.

Third Place: Mary Jane Henger, “Apple Orchard”, watercolor.

Honorable Mention:
Shirley Taggart, “Welcome to my Rose Garden”, mixed media.
Carolann Van Wyen, “Iris”, watercolor.
Diane Gage, “Olson House Geraniums”, acrylic.

Ann T. Fields Annual Award for Excellence in Watercolor
First Place: Beverley Felter, “To Market, To Market”
Second Place: Marita Hines, “Longwood Planters”
Third Place: Jane de Gruchy, “Aurora’s Splendor”

To see all of the pieces that won awards, click here. 

 "The Sky’s the Limit” Feb. 24 - March 21
Award Winners

'Sun Dog', photography by Ellen Jenkins

 Professional Category
1st Place: Ellen Jenkins, "Sun Dog – An Arctic Phenomenon”, photography
2nd Place: Patricia Keller, "All Alone”, watercolor
3rd Place: Geraldine Cosgrave, "A Break in the Clouds”, pastel
Honorable Mention: Judy W. Smith, “Delight”, mixed media
Honorable Mention: Catherine J. Herbert, “Desperation”, charcoal
Honorable Mention: Lea Bellis, “Rising?”, pastel

Non-Professional Category
1st Place: Gregory Drescher, “Daybreak”, acrylic
2nd Place: Carolann Van Wyen, "Lakeside Birch”, watercolor
3rd Place: Marjorie Lovett, "Clouds at Sunset”, watercolor
Honorable Mention: Nadine Lambarski, "Beauty of Nature”, watercolor
Honorable Mention: David Spencer, "Sun Shining Through Cloud”, charcoal pastel

To see all of the pieces that won awards, click here. 

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.

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.

Secretary: In charge of taking the minutes at board meetings and other duties.

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.