Lancaster County Art Association

May 7: LCAA Spring Plant Sale

Saturday,  May 7, 9am-4pm
Just in time for spring planting, the LCAA will have a great selection of plants, perennials annuals, and shrubs for sale. We will be featuring Mini Crepe Myrtles that are a beautiful late summer flowering bush. We will have a wide selection of Hostas, Astilbe, Daylilies, Iris, Bleeding Heart, Bell Flower, Hellebore, Monkshood, Native Ginger, Epimedium, Blue Eye Grass, Ribbon Grass, Azalea and much more – all at great prices!
In addition, we will feature a Garden Art section with outdoor items such as birdhouses, butterfly houses, outdoor sculptures and more! If you have handmade garden art items you would like to donate or sell (LCAA takes a 30% commission on sales), drop them off at the LCAA anytime during business hours – before May 7.
If you have plants that you would like to donate for the sale, we would appreciate it! We are asking that you drop them off Fri. May 6, 11am-4pm. Please, no invasive plants such as ajuga, orange wild daylily or any other invasives. 

LCAA Annual Dinner
“Celebrating 85 Years”

Tuesday, May 17, 6 – 8:30pm
We are finishing up our 85th Anniversary Celebration with our annual dinner. We are returning to the beautiful Pheasant Run Bed and Breakfast. In addition to a wonderful dinner, we will have a short business meeting, our new scrapbook and Honors & Awards presentation.
Our speaker for the evening will be award winning artist Karen Frattali who will talk about watercolors and show examples of her work in progress. Karen teaches watercolor here at the LCAA and has achieved signature status with several watercolor societies.
Please check out the details on the invitation enclosed with your newsletter.

Spring Artwalk

Saturday & Sunday, May 21 & 22
This is a great time to check out all the galleries and especially our Spring Membership Show. On Saturday we are inviting artists to come and paint, plein air outdoors or indoors if they wish. In addition, artist and gallery director Carol Herr will be giving an oil painting demo at 2pm on Sun. May 22. 

Ceramics - Richard Ressel

Sunday, June 5 @ 2pm
Award Winning artist Richard Ressel will be speaking and demonstrating ceramics and working on the pottery wheel. If you have an interest in learning more please attend. We hope to start a ceramics class in the future. 

Strasburg Classic Car Show & LCAA Bake Sale

Saturday, July 16: 3-7pm
The Strasburg Classic Car Show was a big success last year and we had quite a few people through our galleries. Several of our artists worked plein air at the event and were a big hit! Artists are again invited to come and work plein air during the show.
This year we are having a bake sale to raise funds for the LCAA during the Car Show. We are looking for those of you who like to bake and would like to make something for our sale. We need lots of cookies (please no chocolate chip-we have someone making them). We can use any kind of fudge, brownies, buns, bread, cakes, pies, etc. Please let us know if you would like to help. We need the goodies delivered on Fri. July 15 (11am-4pm). Bring them in disposable containers, we will not be returning containers. If you would like to volunteer to help with the bake sale on July 16, please let us know.


Elementary & The Middle

A Youth Art Exhibit
In the Kauffman Gallery
April 3 - 21

Visit the Gallery Page to see images and a slide show of all of the award winning pieces.

Kindergarten - Judge’s Awards
Frankie Stepenaski – Lampeter Strasburg
Penelope Schulz – Sacred Heart School
Chloe Proctor – Our Lady of Angels
Isabel Mattson – Sacred Heart School

First Grade
First Place: Julian Clingan – Doe Run Elementary
Second Place: Nathaniel Greenway – Sacred Heart School
Third Place: Benjamin Resch – Wharton Elementary
Honorable Mention: Lillian Flores – Sacred Heart School

Second Grade
First Place: Noah Butz – Sacred Heart School
Second Place: Julianna Neghier – OMPH Catholic School
Third Place: Ethan Ellis – OMPH Catholic School
Honorable Mention: Macie Humphreys – Bart-Colerain Elementary

Third Grade
First Place: William Autry – Hans Herr Elementary
Second Place: Maverick Fisher – Quarryville Elementary
Third Place: Natalie Ozories – Our Lady of the Angels
Honorable Mention: Linda Stoltzfus – Bart – Colerain Elementary

Fourth Grade
First Place: Peppe Bonura – OMPH Catholic School
Second Place: Anthony Sanchez – Clermont Elementary
Third Place: Emily Leonard – OMPH Catholic School
Honorable Mention: Mayson Wenger – OMPH Catholic School

Fifth Grade
First Place: Lucy Gochnauer – Hans Herr Elementary
Second Place: Allison Herr – Providence Elementary
Third Place: Bryce Hartz – Hans Herr Elementary
Honorable Mention: Lucia Proczko – Hans Herr Elementary
Honorable Mention: Claire Fleckenstein – Our Lady of Angels

Sixth Grade
First Place: Theodore Zook – Lancaster Mennonite
Second Place: Lydia Hess – Smith Middle School
Third Place: Jake Sowers – Sacred Heart School
Honorable Mention: Owen McKeon – Sacred Heart School

Seventh Grade
First Place: K. Culberson – Swift Middle School
Second Place: Munira Siegrist – Lancaster Mennonite
Third Place: Cole Myer – Lancaster Mennonite
Honorable Mention: Paul Garpstas – Our Lady of the Angels

Eighth Grade
First Place: Stephen Scott – Sacred Heart School
Second Place: Lydia Corvino – Sacred Heart School
Third Place: Blake Jenkins – Smith Middle School
Honorable Mention: Lucas Kauffman – Octorara Junior High School

This exhibit was made possible through the generosity of an anonymous sponsor.

The Toy Chest

A membership exhibit in the Steinmetz Gallery.
This exhibit ran concurrently with the Youth Art Exhibit.
To see images of all of the award winning pieces in both exhibits visit the  
Gallery Page.
April 3-21

1st Place: Elaina Posey: 'Still Life (Motherhood)'

First Place: Elaina Posey, ‘Still Life (Motherhood)’
Second Place: Carol S. Herr, ‘Old Teddy’
Third Place: Jim Fitzgerald, ‘The Magic Wind of Imagination’
Honorable Mention: Patricia Keller, ‘Ready for Tea’

1st Place: David Morrison: 'Through the Port Hole'

First Place: David Morrison, ‘Through the Port Hole’
Second Place: Gaylee Schachter, ‘Childhood Front Door’
Third Place: Jan Deegan, ‘Cat Angel’

Garden Show & Garden People

February 20 - March 24

First Place: Jerry Brown, “Amarylliglo“

First Place: Jerry Brown, “Amarylliglo“
Second Place: Brenda Blank, “Red Tulips“
Third Place: Judy W. Smith, “Only One“

First Place: Dave Gibson, “Apple Butter“, oil on panel.

First Place: Dave Gibson, “Apple Butter“, oil on panel.
Second Place: Gay P. Cox, “Summer Pond“, oil over egg tempera.
Third Place: James Fitzgerald, “Corn Field in Snow I“, pencil on paper.

Honorable Mention:
Kelsey Showalter, “Underfoot“, watercolor.
Irene Miller, “House of Flowers“, watercolor.
Cecelia Cox, “Peonies in Soft Pink“, oil.

First Place: Valerie Clingan, “Variations in Green“, watercolor.

First Place: Valerie Clingan, “Variations in Green“, watercolor.
Second Place: Marti Early, “Power Plant“, watercolor.
Third Place: Christine Kirk, “Sunny Flower“, paper sculpture.

Honorable Mention:
Theresa Sever, “Irises in February“, mixed media.
Debbie Huff, ‘Peacock Butterfly’, ink pencils.
Barbara J. Weaver, “Cherry Blossoms/Front St., Marietta“, watercolor.

Winter Membership Show

January 16-February 10, 2022

'Yellow' by Judy W. Smith, 1st Place in the Professional Category

First Place: Judy W. Smith, “Yellow”, mixed media
Second Place: Kelsey Showalter, “Bobcat”, acrylic/mixed media
Third Place: Brenda Blank, "The Old Water Jar”, watercolor
Honorable Mention: Gay P. Cox, "Winter Dawn”, oil
Honorable Mention: Jerry Brown, "Valley Road”, watercolor
Honorable Mention: Irene Miller, "Summer Breeze”, watercolor

William Milheim, 'Elakala Falls”, photography

First Place: William Milheim, "Elakala Falls”, photography
Second Place: Barbara Maley, "Stormy Day”, watercolor
Third Place: Marti Early, "Gold Creek Joy”, watercolor
Honorable Mention: Valerie Clingan, "Summer Shadows”, watercolor/illustration bd.
Honorable Mention: Joanne Leatherman, "A Winter Afternoon”, ink
Honorable Mention: Paul Gross, "Summer Afternoon”, photography

Volunteers Needed

Gallery sitters are needed to watch the gallery when the staff is off.

Assistance with mailings or other office work is needed.


The following positions are available to serve on the LCAA Board:

Vice President


Advertising and Promotion

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

Please contact Carol Herr at 717-687-7061 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.