Lancaster County Art Association

Exhibition Opportunites

Classic Car Show- Strasburg Community Park – Sat. July 17, 3-7pm, (raindate-July 24). The LCAA will be open during this event with our Red, White & Blue Show in the gallery. In addition, we will have a display of originals and prints on our patio for sale.
If you would like your work included- works should reflect a nostalgic theme or feature vehicles and be 36” or less in any direction.
Framed work will be hung on display panels. Unframed work should be covered with clear plastic and will be in print racks.
All work must be for sale & the LCAA will take our usual 30% commission. Work must be dropped off by July 16. Plein Air artists are also invited to attend this event.
We are currently accepting artist applications for solo shows in the Steinmetz Gallery for 2022. You must be a current member of the LCAA to apply and also at the time of your exhibit. Work shown must be original and conform to our guidelines for framing, etc. Artists should have enough work to fill the gallery (about 15-30 pieces depending on size). Artists may also have prints or unframed originals for sale in a print rack. If interested, call Carol in the LCAA office at 717-687-7061 or email – [email protected]

Honors & Awards Nominations

The LCAA recognizes outstanding contributions by volunteers at our Membership Dinner or Picnic. If you wish to nominate someone for one of the following awards send your nominee’s name & the reasons they deserve an award to the LCAA – 149 Precision Ave. Strasburg, PA 17579 by August 1 or email us at [email protected]
Final decisions will be approved by the LCAA Board of Directors.

Awards – 1 Year Honorary Membership- given to members who have performed significant services to the LCAA by volunteering, donating equipment & supplies, sponsoring shows, raising funds for the LCAA, etc.
Honorary Life Membership- given to members who by virtue of long & dedicated service are deemed worthy.
Michael Engle Award – Most prestigious and is presented to members who have contributed to the mission of the LCAA through the visual arts, organization or administration and/or instruction.

Assistance Needed!

The LCAA is working on some great events for the rest of the year. We are looking for volunteers to help with a range of short term tasks including help during special events, mailings, gallery sitters, garden upkeep, cleaning, etc. If you would like to become more involved we have several board positions that are open including publicity, and grant writing and fundraising. Look at what special skills you have that could help the LCAA! Contact Carol in the LCAA office at 717-687-7061.

LCAA Membership Picnic - September

We are in the planning stages – but we will be holding it in the Park Pavilion behind the LCAA as we did last year. A catered meal with a special program and the chance to meet your LCAA Board Members. Several volunteers will be recognized with awards.

“Still Super” Used Art Supply Sale

We are looking for donations of gently used art supplies for our sale this fall. Paints, brushes, canvas, paper, drawing supplies, printmaking and sculpture supplies, frames, mats, craft supplies & art or craft books. Also studio furniture such as easels and drawing tables. Items should be in good working order. Please no individual pieces of glass or magazines. You can drop off items at the LCAA anytime during our regular hours.


Everyone coming into the building who has not been vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus must wear a mask. If you have been vaccinated, you do not need to 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!


Lancaster County Art Quilt Project

May 1 - June 3
in the Kauffman Gallery
Members and non-members were invited to donate 5” by 7” unframed works on paper in any medium.
All artwork was for sale to benefit the LCAA.
Click here to view an album of the pieces that were entered by adults.
The link to the album of images submitted by children and teens is below with that category.

Details of pieces that were in the Art Quilt Project

The image above is a composite of details from 25 of the pieces that were in the Art Quilt Project Exhibit.

E-44. Lesley Harbold, “Olde Mill”, watercolor.
W-22. Dot Stepenaski: “Familiar Paths”, Pastel, W. Lampeter Township
W-26. P. Bose Schur: “Koi Pond”, Monoprint, Willow Street.
S-6. Carol S. Herr: “Tree & Farmhouse”, Etching-Aquatint, Rawlinsville
S-8. Dave Gibson: “Rawlinsville Road”, Oil, Martic Township

N-5. Judy W. Smith: “Central Market Ice Cream”, Pastel, Lancaster/Central Market
N-28. Jennifer Cavalcante: “Mattie”, Photography”, Manheim Township
W-17. Carol Dale: “Spring Reflections”, Watercolor, Manor Township Park
W-21. White Feather: “King- Painted Horse, Harmony Farm”, Watercolor, Pequea
E-12. Virginia Caputo: “Lampeter Fair: "Vintage Aprons”, Mixed Media, Lampeter

Click here for the link to the album of images entered by children and teens.
#4 Olive Lapp, "Going to Space”, crayon, Strasburg
#5 Hannah Lapp, "Windy and Dandy”, watercolor/acrylic, Strasburg
#6 Henry Smucker, "Bearly Hungry”, watercolor, New Providence
#8 Brooke Rubincam, "Cow On the Farm”, watercolor, Lancaster
#11. Rylynn Lehman, "Rita’s Italian Ice”, colored pencil/pen, Lancaster
#12. Inez Wilson, "Boehm’s Chapel”, colored pencil, Willow Street

West Lampeter Township which includes Willow Street was presented with the $200 Purchase Award.

Lesley Harbold – ‘Olde Mill’ – most votes for 1 piece
Doris Morrison – most votes overall with several pieces
Dot Stepenaski – most sales of work by an artist (9 sold)

Spring Membership Show

March 28 – April 22
in the Kauffman Gallery

Myrtle Tremblay Award for Watercolor

Myrtle Tremblay Award for Watercolor

Debra Smith, “It’s Snowing Again, Dagnabit”

Oil on panel by Kristin Blanck

Professional Category

First Place: Kristin Blanck, “Go West”, oil on panel.
Second Place: Marianne Calenda, “Peach Alley”, charcoal.
Third Place: Jennifer Cavalcante, “Orange Tulips 2”, photography.
Honorable Mention: Melissa Carroll, “Kirkwood Preserve”, oil.
Honorable Mention: Judy W. Smith, “Spring Dance”, mixed media.
Honorable Mention: John Sauers, “Early Spring”, watercolor.
Honorable Mention: Jane Wise, “Through It All”, watercolor.

Mixed Media by Shirley Tagggart

Non-Professional Category

First Place: Shirley Taggart, “Spring In the City”, mixed media.
Second Place: Jerry Brown, “Winter Shadows”, watercolor
Third Place: Marti Early, “Glacier Play”, watercolor.
Honorable Mention: Amber Horvath, “Pretty Bird II – “Bird of Fire”, colored pencil.
Honorable Mention: Debbie Huff, “Kindness Is In the Eyes”, alcohol ink.

Garden Show

February 21 – March 18
in the Kauffman Gallery

First Place: Karen Mincarelli – “Double Dutch”, acrylic

Professional Category

First Place: Karen Mincarelli – “Double Dutch”, acrylic
Second Place: Cecelia Cox – “Spring Morning”, oil
Third Place: Brenda Blank – “Coneflower Magnified”, watercolor

Honorable Mention:
Jim McElroy – “No Crops This Year”, acrylic on paper
Carolann Van Wyen – “Autumn’s Crown of Gold”, watercolor

First Place NonPro: Jerry Brown – “One Four February Light”, watercolor.

Non-Professional Category

First Place: Jerry Brown – “One Four February Light”, watercolor.
Second Place: Debbie Huff – “The Last Red Rose”, pastel
Third Place: Christine Kirk – “Sweet Perennial”, paper

Ann T. Fields Annual Awards for Excellence in Watercolor

Ann T. Fields First Place: Marita Hines – “Pond Frolic”

First Place: Marita Hines – “Pond Frolic”
Second Place: Lisa Prinzo – “Daisy Bouquet”
Third Place: Carol H. Dale – “Garden Club”

Winter Membership Show

January 17 -February 11
in the Kauffman Gallery

First Place: Dan Graziano, 'Round Midnighjt', oil

Professional Category

1st Place: Dan Graziano, “Round Midnight”, oil.
2nd Place: Sandra Sigley, “Clip Clop”, pastel.
3rd Place: Marita Hines, “Shrimp Boat”, watercolor.

Honorable Mention:
Cecelia Cox, “Tarnished Silver and Eggplant”, oil.
Dave Gibson, “Glen Rock Graffiti Crew”, oil on panel.
Kristin Blanck, “The Chosen One”, oil on panel.
Matthew J. Leavell, “Salvaged Serenity”, salvaged steel sculpture.

!st Place NonPro: Glenn Wenger, photography

Non-Professional Category

1st Place: Glenn Wenger, “Sun Setting...I’m Running Out of Time”, black & white photography.
2nd Place: Debbie Huff, “Crazy Cat”, alcohol ink.
3rd Place: Jim McElroy, “City Folks #1”, acrylic.

Honorable Mention:
Charles Snyder, “Always Feeling Blue”
Marti Early, “Mendenhall Mist”

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.