Lancaster County Art Association


Everyone coming into the building must wear a mask. We ask that you maintain social distancing of 6 feet or more. If you are feeling ill- please stay home! We have hand sanitizer available and we will be cleaning surfaces frequently. The building has been deep cleaned. We ask that you do not enter rooms marked staff only such as the offices, kitchen, storage rooms, etc. We ask that you follow these guidelines to keep you, your fellow members, LCAA staff and others safe!

LCAA Members’ Picnic: Sept. 27

Members, family and friends are invited for a fun afternoon outdoors in the Park Pavilion behind the LCAA. Enjoy an individually packed box lunch, catered by Hess's Barbecue with your choice of turkey or vegetarian wrap, with macaroni salad, cookies, chips, apple and drinks. Additional drinks will be available. Before and during your lunch, listen to the music of The Other Brotherz who will play songs from the 1940's, 50's, 60's & 70's.
A short business meeting with an update on how the past year has affected the LCAA features LCAA President Carol H. Dale.
Silent Auction: Bid on items and gift cards from numerous local businesses.  The Silent Auction begins during the picnic and will continue thru Oct. 4 at 3pm. People may also call the LCAA and place bids over the phone. Winning bids will be announced at 3pm. A list of items is shown below and will be available at the LCAA.
Artwork Critiques with Richard Ressel. This award winning artist and teacher is always very entertaining and knowledgeable. Members may bring 1 or 2 pieces to have critiqued.
Please send in your payment & form (in your newsletter) or call the LCAA office by Sept. 13.


Allegro Winery
3475 Sechrist Rd. Brogue, PA 17309
A private wine & chocolate tasting for up to 8 guests, souvenir logo glass & complimentary bottle of wine of their choosing (up to $20 in value). Value: $120

Strasburg Creamery
1 W. Main St. Strasburg, PA 17579
Gift Certificate – Value: $20
Gift Certificate – Value: $20

Fireside Tavern
1500 Historic Dr. Strasburg, PA 17579
Gift Card – Value: $50

Strasburg Pizza
520 Historic Dr. Strasburg, PA 17579
4 Gift Cards- Value:$5 each, total value $20

Pizza City
6 E. Main St. Strasburg PA 17579
2 large cheese pizzas – Value: $18

Zimmerman’s Hardware
P.O. Box 88, Hartman Bridge Rd. Ronks PA 17572
Gift Certificate – Value:$25

Isaac’s Restaurants
226 Gap Rd. Strasburg, PA 17579
Gift Cards for free sandwich, soup, dessert- Value: $43

Sight & Sound Theatres
300 Hartman Bridge Rd. Ronks, PA 17572
2 Adult Contemporary Tickets to Queen Esther – Value:

Moor Indoor Range & Training Center
2488 Willow Street Pk. Lancaster PA 17602
Gift Certificate for 3 month range membership – Value: $204

Strasburg Market Place:
214 Hartman Bridge Rd. Ronks PA 17572
Gift Card – Value $50
Gift Card – Value $50

Mick’s All American Pub
2428 Willow Street Pk. Lancaster PA 17602
Gift Card – Value $25

Appel Valley Butcher Shop
531A Beaver Valley Pike, Lancaster PA 17602
Gift Certificate & T shirt – Value: $32

Weis Markets
2600 Willow Street Pk. North, Willow Street, PA 17584
Gift Card – Value:$25

Giant Food Stores
106 Willow Valley Sq. Lancaster, PA 17602
Gift Card – Value: $25

Hess’s Barbecue
2635 Willow Street Pk. North, Willow Street, PA 17584
Gift Card – Value: $50

Mary Kay Cosmetics
Stephanie Schaster
Cosmetics Bag – Value: $73

Classic Estate Jewelry
1818 Columbia Ave. Lancaster PA 17603
Sterling silver disc linked bracelet – Value: $299
Short Necklace – Value: $100

BMW of Lancaster
1530 Manheim Pk. Lancaster PA 17601
Shirt Blue Golf Shirt – Value: $69

Long Necklace donated by Eleanor Isaacson
Value: $100

Schafco Packaging Co.
730 Georgetown Rd. Ronks, PA 17572
Car Supplies – Value: $50

Randali Centre
2207 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
Cosmetics Skin Kit- Value: $250

LCAA Plein Air Day at Kuerner Farm
Mon. Sept. 28

Cost: $20 per member - please pre-register by Sept. 25
Join us in the outdoors and paint, draw, etc. at the Kuerner Farm. For more than 70 years it was the inspiration for many of Andrew Wyeth's well known paintings. The early 19th century farmhouse and red barn are intriguing subjects for artists.
We will meet at the Brandywine Art Museum parking lot at 9am, Brandywine staff will lead the way to the farm. You must provide your own transportation, bring your own supplies, equipment and lunch. Participants are required to wear a mask if they go inside the house or within 6 feet of other participants.
Payment and registration are due by Sept. 25. You may send a check and list the names attending, address, phone number and email to the LCAA, 149 Precision Ave. Strasburg PA 17579. You may also call the LCAA office at 717-687-7061 for payment with a credit card.

Membership Dues

This has been a difficult time for all and here at the LCAA we are trying to recoup the financial losses incurred when we were closed for 3 months. Bills had to be paid even though we had little revenue coming in. Thank you to everyone who has sent in their membership renewals on time or early. All members are sent a renewal letter and follow up letters when they are late.
However- a number of our members have not paid their memberships and are many months overdue. We will unfortunately be forced to delete these names from our membership list and they will no longer receive mailings, be able to exhibit, or take classes at a reduced rate. If you are not sure about your membership, check the mailing label on your newsletter. It lists your membership month & year. You may also call the LCAA office. Membership is the most important source of revenue for the LCAA and we do not want to be forced to make major changes to our services and schedule. PLEASE RENEW TODAY!


Thank you to those who have donated and helped to keep us open! If you are able to help us at this difficult time we would greatly appreciate your assistance.

Still Super! - Used Art Supply Sale

Donations needed for our Still Super! Used Art Supply Sale that begins October 10 -11.
Have you been cleaning out those closets, attics & basements? If you have any art or craft items, donate them to the LCAA. We will take paints, palettes, brushes, pastels, drawing materials, paper, canvas, printmaking items, sculpture items, craft items,etc. Art equipment such as art cases, easels, drawing tables, etc. Frames and mats. (please no individual pieces of glass). Art or craft books (please no magazines). Donations should be in a good & usable condition. You can drop off at the LCAA, anytime during our normal business hours.

Myrtle Tremblay Scholarship 2020

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 $1,000 scholarship. The award is given annually at the Lancaster County Art Association.


Student must be a resident of Lancaster County.
Student must be enrolled in or accepted to 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 Deisng, Illustration

To apply, submit the following by September 30, 2020 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 email that it is for the Tremblay Scholarship.)
Completed application form and list of images with titles and medium.
Self addressed stamped business envelope for notification.
To download an application, click here.
Note that the application deadline shown on the registration form is incorrect. The application deadline has been extended to September 30, 2020.


Home Work

July 19-August 16
in the Kauffman Gallery
A membership exhibit of work created from March through June 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdown.
To see all of the award winning pieces for this show, click here.

First Place: Scott Steimel – 'Boat Launch”, acrylic

Professional Category

First Place: Scott Steimel – "Boat Launch”, acrylic
Second Place: Scott Cantrell – "Tending To the Fire”, oil on canvas
Third Place: Marita Hines – “Crevices”, watercolor

Honorable Mention

Carolann Van Wyen – "Sugar Hill Shed”, watercolor
Jennifer Cavalcante – “Magnolias”, photography
John Sauers – "July Rural Landscape”, oil
Kay Walker – "River Oats Study”, watercolor 

First Place: Isabel Lark – 'Prince Street”, pastel First Place: Isabel Lark – 'Prince Street”, pastel

Non-Professional Category

First Place: Isabel Lark – "Prince Street”, pastel
Second Place: Jerry Brown – "Rain in the City”, watercolor
Third Place: Jim McElroy – "Covid Chaos”, oil/cold wax

Honorable Mention:
Jane Wolf – "Covid Café”, acrylic/mixed media
Debbie Huff – "Cat in Ink”, ink & colored pencil

Spring Membership Show

March 22-July 5
in the Kauffman Gallery
To see all of the award winning pieces for this show, click here.

'Wild Flowers', watercolor by Brenda J. Blank

Myrtle Tremblay Award for Watercolor

Brenda J. Blank – “Wild Flowers”

'Fraises', watercolor by Karen Frattali

Professional Category

First Place: Karen Frattali – “Fraises”, watercolor
Second Place: Marianne Calenda – “Winter Blues”, acrylic on paper
Third Place: Dave Gibson – “Chasing Seashells”, oil on panel

Honorable Mention: Beverley Felter – “Dottie”, watercolor
Honorable Mention: Noel Fry – “Manor at King St.”, oil
Honorable Mention: Tony Bonazzi – “Peaceful Tuscany”, watercolor
Honorable Mention: Marita Hines – “Train Graveyard”, watercolor

'The Track', watercolor by Louanne Van Fossen

Non-Professional Category

First Place: Louanne Van Fossen - “The Track”, watercolor
Second Place: David Spencer – “Sunken Rock Lighthouse, NY”, acrylic
Third Place: Jerry Brown – “Old English Tavern & Inn”, watercolor

Honorable Mention: Shirley Taggart – “Harmony”, mixed media
Honorable Mention: Connie Dianne Yohe - “Cool Colored Water”, oil
Honorable Mention: Doris Morrison – “Black Hawk”, acrylic

To see images of all of the award winning pieces in this exhibit, click here.

The Garden Show: Hearts & Flowers

February 16-March 12
in the Kauffman Gallery
To see all of the award winning pieces for this show, click here.

'Sliced Pickles', oil by Dave Gibson


First Place: Dave Gibson, "Sliced Pickles”, oil.
Second Place: Marita Hines, “Rhododendron”, watercolor.
Third Place: Beverley Felter, "White Bloomers”, watercolor.

Honorable Mentions

Debra L. Smith, "Heirloom Roses”, watercolor.
Jennifer Cavalcante, "Pink Mix & White Vase”, photography.
Scott Steimel, "Fresh Picked”, acrylic on canvas.
Joanne McIlvaine, "Wait For It”, oil.


First Place: Barbara J. Weaver, "Peaches", watercolor.
Second Place: Sandra L. Zerby, "Helen"s Tulips”watercolor.
Third Place: Marjorie Lovett, "Birds of Paradise” acrylic.

Honorable Mention
David Spencer, "Cherry Tomatoes”, colored pencil.
Amber Horvath, "In My Garden”, colored pencil.

Ann T. Fields Annual Awards for Excellence in Watercolor

'Pink Dahlias', watercolor by Caryn A. Husowech

First Place: Caryn A. Husowech, "Pink Dahlias”
Second Place: Carolann Van Wyen, "Warmth of a Bloom”
Third Place: Brenda Blank, "Love Bouquet”

Winter Membership Show

January 12 - February 6
in the Kauffman Gallery
To see all of the award winning pieces for this show, click here.

'Team at Landis Valley', oil by Jay Dombach


First Place: Jay Dombach, “Team at Landis Valley”, oil.
Second Place: Brenda Blank, “Sunrise Farmhouse”, watercolor.
Third Place: Jennifer Cavalcante, “Great Horned Owl”, photography.

Honorable Mention:

Marianne Calenda, “On Chestnut St.”, acrylic.
Debra L. Smith, “Hidden Strength Revealed”, watercolor.
Patricia A. Renna, “Poppy Study”, pastel.


First Place: Jerry Brown, “Storm at Low Tide”, watercolor.
Second Place: Debbie Huff, “The Universe”, alcohol ink.
Third Place: Barbara J. Weaver, “Poppies”, watercolor.

Honorable Mention:

Carolann Van Wyen, “Autumn Pine”, watercolor.
Spencer Katz, “Tempus Fugit”, photography.
Lisa McEntee, “Summer Day”, pastel.

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:


Publicity: Writing up and sending out press releases and photographs of events, classes, exhibits and LCAA news.

Fundraising: Responsibility for raising funds for the LCAA through a variety of means: donations, grants, events, letters.

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.