The Myrtle Tremblay Scholarship Winner

The winner of the Myrtle Tremblay Scholarship was announced at the LCAA's Annual Dinner in May. The winner is Ciana M. Malchione. She is a senior at Solanco High School. Ciana plans to attend The Cooper Union in New York, where she plans on earning her BFA in Art with a concentration in Illustration. Shown below are a watercolor and a pastel by Ciana.

"Musings", a watercolor by Ciana M. Malchione

Musings, a watercolor by Ciana M. Malchione.


"Hierarchy of Life", pastel by Ciana Malchione

"The Hierarchy of Life", pastel by Ciana M. Malchione.


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.

The deadline in 2018 for applications for the scholarship will be announced in early 2018.


Garden Show March 26-April 20
Award Winners & Judge’s Comments

Non-Professional Category

Lisbon Wildflowers by Joan Schwartzman

  • First Place: Joan Schwartzman, Lisbon Wildflowers – “Bold, strong, almost abstract arrangement of forms and color, yet keeping the delicacy of the petals and leaves. Nice use of brushstrokes to define shapes.”
  • Second Place: Ken Schwartzman, Strength – “Powerful use of photography, giving tree shapes an almost painterly quality and texture.”
  • Third Place: Carmela Melchiorre, Fantasy Bouquet – “Beautiful abstract arrangement of color, texture and pattern. It keeps the eye pleasantly engaged throughout.”

    Honorable Mention

    • Jane deGruchy, Simple Abundance
    • Ellen Jenkins, Peony


Professional Category

"Celestial White" by Geraldine Cosgrave

  • First Place: Geraldine Cosgrave, Celestial White – “Skillful and sensitively rendered drawing with a wonderful warm / cool dynamic. Painterly, yet controlled mastery of the pastel medium.”
  • Second Place: John Sauers, The Orchard in Blossom – “Dreamy ethereal light and color palette, nice arrangement of shape and color, especially in the tree forms and shadows.”
  • Third Place: George M. Clark, Sunflower #2 – “Fluid and elegant line quality, combined with subtle washes.”

    Honorable Mention

    • Darlene Oberg, Butterlies Are Free
    • Peter Hunsberger, Cape Jasmine


Ann T. Fields Annual Awards for Excellence in Watercolor Art

"Meadowlark Melody" by Ardythe Jolliff

  • First Place: Ardythe Jolliff, Meadowlark Melody – “Masterful control of the watercolor medium – strong drawing, yet fluid and painterly. Great sense of light, shadow and form, as well as strong composition and color balance.”
  • Second Place: Caryn Husowech, Enchanted Forest – “Subtle use of color and flat versus textured shapes and sharp versus soft edges to create depth of space. An interesting and complex composition.”
  • Third Place: Karen Frattali, Grand Old Flag – “Nice balance between large free flowing fluid and textured washes and sharply defined edges. Color and texture creates a shimmering and soft light throughout.”

Judge: Rob Evans

Based in the Susquehanna Valley, Rob Evans is a fine artist and independent curator whose meticulous drawings and paintings have been in and collected by museums world wide. These include the National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Francisco Art Museums, Baltimore Museum of Art, Tretyakov Museum (Moscow) and the National Academy of Art (India) among others.


Volunteers Needed

We are looking for someone with writing skills to chair our publicity committee. It would involve writing press releases about our exhibits, classes, special events, and sending them by email to various publications, and websites. Much of the work could be done at home on your own computer. This is a board position and attendance at board meetings would be required.

Gallery sitters are needed to watch the gallery when the staff is off. Also with the help of mailings, or other office work is needed.


Board Positions

Opportunities are available to serve on the LCAA Board.

Other Volunteer Positions

Please contact Carol Herr at 687-7061 during gallery hours with your interest.


LAF (Ladies Art Forum)

Meetings for critiques and discussion will be 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.


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