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Lancaster County Art Association

Updated on April 8, 2015

The Lancaster County Art Association

The Lancaster County Art Association is located at 149 Precision Avenue in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1936 in the city of Lancaster by artists Mary Black Diller and Grace Titus Steinmetz, the LCAA is the oldest arts organization in Lancaster County.

The LCAA offers opportunities for artists to exhibit their work, opportunities for artists and others in the local community to take art classes, and opportunities for artists to meet fellow artists. Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join.

Membership dues are $45 for a regular membership and $35 for members who are over 65. Junior memberships are $25 for members from 16 to 22 years old. Family memberships (one or two adults and their children 18 years of age or younger) residing at the same address are $80.

The LCAA is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM and Sundays from 1 to 4 PM.

2015 Exhibit Schedule

March 29 - April 23: Two Exhibits

In the Kauffman Gallery

The Garden Show
Award Winners & Judge’s Comments

Ann T. Fields Annual Awards for Excellence in Watercolor Art

  • First Place: Ardythe Jolliff, "Waltz of the Flowers”, watercolor. “Stunning! I see movement and 3-dimensionality with buds reaching off the page, excellent technique, and great quality of light.”
  • Second Place: Caryn A. Husowech, "Honey Perfume”, watercolor. “ Bright and full of light and joy. Love the delicate rose- orange tones. Clean- the best technical comment a floral watercolor can have.”
  • Third Place: Marjorie Maninger, "Shades of Blue”, watercolor. “Beautiful composition, great use of white spaces and balance of forms.”


Non-Professional Category

  • First Place: Beverly Felter, "Sunnyside Up”, watercolor. “I love how this piece manages to capture the energy of the swirling mass of the inner flower with clean, confident technique. Great graphic quality!”
  • Second Place: Gina Tshudy, "Island Flowers”, oil on canvas. “This piece really grabs your eye from across the room. Up close, the fresh bold brush strokes are a joy.”
  • Third Place: Mary Jane Henger, “Posies”, watercolor. “Simple but elegant, creative and loose. I like the touches of ink, and the blue/gray tones in the can.”

Honorable Mention:

  • Cindy Hummel, "Beads in Bloom”, beaded necklace.
  • Judith B. Kozma, "Springtime Glory”, watercolor.
  • Chrissy Rhoads, "Coneflower and Red Admiral”, acrylic.


Professional Category

  • First Place: Teri Oja, "Birches", thread and fabric. “Exquisite rendering with an atypical medium. As interesting as it is up close, with the directions of the threads adding to its energy, it also speaks volumes from a distance.”
  • Second Place: Darlene Oberg, "White Helebore”, alcohol ink on yupo. “Colorful and great example of this medium of ink on yupo. Wonderful simplification of the palette: violets and greens, melding into blues.”
  • Third Place: Brian Tutlo, “Begonias”, graphite. “What a rare treat to see a delicate and intimate graphite drawing! Beautiful quality of line and freshness.”

Honorable Mention:

  • Leona Cauley, "Lily Dance”, watercolor.
  • Carol H. Dale, "Treasure In the Garden”, watercolor.
  • Carol S. Herr, "Butterfly Bush”, oil on panel.


Judge: Ann DeLaurentis

Ann DeLaurentis is a regional artist working in watercolor and etching, and is primarily known for her color intensive “post-precisionist” urban structural paintings and up-close floral studies. She has had more than 20 solo exhibits, and is a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and Philadelphia Watercolor Society, and a 21 year member of the Echo Valley Art Group. She has been a photography teacher on the high school level, taught watercolor as a college adjunct teacher, and has taught watercolor and etching workshops in her studio. Her artwork has been published in Watercolor Artist Magazine and American Artist Magazine.


The Garden Show is being sponsored by
Weddings by Paulette
2503 Lititz Pike
Lancaster PA 17601


In the Steinmetz Gallery

Doris Hough Memorial Exhibit

Longtime member Doris Hough is remembered fondly by many of us here at the LCAA. She exhibited regularly in our membership shows with her paintings of flowers, landscapes and animals. Her favorite media were oil and oil pastel. For many years she volunteered with the hospitality committee and rarely missed a reception with her wonderful homemade cookies.

Doris began drawing at a young age in New Jersey. That is where she and her husband began farming, then moving to southern Lancaster County in 1971. The LCAA had several Plein Air outings at Doris' farm where she had 100 antique roses among many other flowers. She donated her work to raise funds for many non-profits and taught art in the 4H program for a number of years.

Doris' family will be showcasing some of their favorite pieces in this exhibit.


May 3 - 28: Two Exhibits

In the Kauffman Gallery

Spring Membership Show

  • Drop off-April 24, 25, 26 (and pickup of work from the Garden Show.) Pick up- May 29, 30, 31.
  • Open to all members, no theme
  • 1 entry per member, judged-awards given.
  • Sponsor: Terry Banzett Memorial Fund
  • Myrtle Tremblay Award for Watercolor

In the Steinmetz Gallery

William Chambers: "The Obsessive Dollhouse" Show

William Chambers has been combining painting, sculpture, printmaking, and performance into interactive art installations. The Obsessive Dollhouse is a performative installation that in its first iteration took place during the fall of 2014. It remains a dollhouse, on a workbench, that is both renovated and detroyed through unnatural and natural disasters. This construction and destruction is documented in photographs, video, and text in the form of a blog and three real photo albums.

This piece is an exploration of the ambiguity between the dream of house that I/we fall in love with upon purchase and the reality and struggles of home ownership. Also, this is a chance to play with the idea and lie inherent in "documenting" an event. The narratives and photos show a destruction, but it is fictional and created. Each album tells a slightly different story.

This work aims to help us see houses more clearly for what they are.

William is currently working on his MFA at Mass. College of Art. He studied sculpture at Sarah Lawrence College and has done extensive graduate level course work in painting. William has exhibited his artwork in galleries in Pennsylvania and beyond. He teaches art at the LCAA and at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design and the York Art Association.

To read more about The Obsessive Dollhouse, visit: obsessivedollhouse.blogspot.com


June 7- July 19

LCAA National Juried Exhibition

  • $3500 in awards, including a $500 Best of Show Award
  • 5 categories- Juried by CD, 1-3 entries
  • Entry fee per piece, $10 LCAA members, $15 non-members
  • Entries due (CD)- April 4
  • Notified of acceptance- May 10
  • Drop off- May 29, 30, 31.
  • Shipped Work- May 27 - 29.
  • Pick up -July 22 - 26.


Juror: Alice Adams

Sponsor: James S. Gibson of the Red Rose Investment Group


Aug. 9 - Sept. 10: Two Exhibits

In the Kauffman Gallery

Super Big Summer Sale

  • Drop off - Aug. 1, 2, 5. Pick up - Sept. 11, 12, 13.
  • All work must be at least 18”x24” or larger
  • 50/50% commission, work must be for sale
  • $500 or less, framed or unframed work, 5 pieces max.
  • Also: Used Art Supplies Sale

In the Steinmetz Gallery

Judith Kozma


Sept. 20 - Oct. 15: Two Exhibits

In the Kauffman Gallery

Fall Membership Show

  • Drop off - Sept. 11, 12, 13. Pick up - Oct. 16, 17, 18.
  • Open to all members, no theme
  • 1 entry per member, judged - awards given.
  • Myrtle Tremblay Award for Watercolor

In the Steinmetz Gallery

Katrina Funk


Oct. 25 - Nov. 12: Two Exhibits

In the Kauffman Gallery

Mini-Mania

  • Drop Off - Oct. 16, 17, 18. Pick up – Nov. 13, 14, 15.
  • Works 10x10 or smaller.
  • Framed or unframed, must be for sale.
  • Unlimited number of pieces.
  • Awards, special themes to be announced later.

In the Steinmetz Gallery

Mini-Monsters

Open to children & teens.


Nov. 22 - Dec. 20: Two Exhibits

In the Kauffman Gallery

Holiday Fruitcake

  • Drop off - Nov. 13, 14, 15. Pick up - Jan. 2, 3, 6-8.
  • Theme: work with food as the subject matter
  • 2 original works, 2 framed prints, 2 miniatures (8x10 or smaller).
  • Peoples Choice Awards

In the Steinmetz Gallery

Invitational Exhibit: Adrienne Davis and Cheryl Tracy

Artists Accepted into the 2015 Juried Exhibition

June 7 to July 19, 2015

Artists' names will be added after the Judge chooses the artworks for the show.


Carol Herr conducting a class in Basic Painting at the LCAA.
Carol Herr conducting a class in Basic Painting at the LCAA.

LCAA Art Class Schedule

Classes for Adults & Kids
Spring - Summer 2015 Schedule

Call 687-7061 and register now! To see the full schedule, visit the LCAA's website at http://www.lcaaonline.org/class.html

Art Classes for Adults

Painting Classes


Carol Herr - Landscape Painting Plus “Land, Sea & Sky”

Wednesday, 5-7pm
April 22 – May 27 (6 weeks)
$90 members / $100 non-members

This class for oil and acrylic painters will focus on primarily landscape, however students may also work with other subject matter including flowers, figures, etc. There will be a special emphasis on depicting convincing skies, water & land. Composition, color mixing and simple perspective will be addressed. Students will work on their own individual painting with help from the instructor.

This class is for all levels including beginners, adult. Students should bring a photo reference to work from or may borrow one from the instructor. A supply list is available at the LCAA or online. Click here for the supply list online.


Carol Herr – “Mini” Miniatures Workshop

Friday 5-8pm & Saturday, 9:30am – 2pm
May 8 & 9 (1 week)
$55 members / $60 non-members

Do you enjoy working small or would like to try a smaller format but don’t know where to start? This 2 day workshop for painters will focus on miniatures 8” x 10” or smaller. The instructor will give tips on painting miniatures and will discuss materials and tools. This is a great opportunity to get started on entries for our Mini-Mania Exhibit in October.

This workshop is for all levels. Students should bring their favorite paint and supplies they want to work with. In addition to your regular brushes, bring several small detail brushes; several canvases, panels or paper – 8” x 10” or smaller. The instructor will have 2” square canvases available for anyone that wants to go very, very small.


Karen Frattali – Flowers in Watercolor

Tuesday, 12:30am – 3:30pm
April 14 – May 26 [no class May 5] (6 weeks)
$135 members / $145 non-members

This class is always a big draw as most watercolorists are intrigued by the challenge of painting delicate blooms in luminous color. Students will explore all the fundamentals of watercolor as well as designing and executing good watercolor paintings of flowers. Don’t wait until the last minute, sign up early or risk being shut out of this popular class.

All skill levels. Suggested materials: usual watercolor supplies including Arches paper. The materials needed are the usual for drawing and painting in watercolor.


Karen Frattali –Rendering Glass in Watercolor

Tuesday,10am– 2pm
June 9, 16, 23 (3 weeks)
$90 members / $100 non-members

This class is designed to help the painter create the shiny, luminous appearance of glass. There are challenges in this genre, but learning a careful start up process makes each painter successful. Students will be creating interesting still life compositions using different kinds of glass and other colorful objects.

All skill levels. Suggested materials: usual drawing and painting materials. Instructor will supplement paint when needed.


Judy Smith – Mixed Media / Don’t Give Up On That Painting

Saturday, 10am-2pm
May 2 (1 day)
$30 members / $35 non-members

Start something new or don’t give up on that painting you started but are thinking about tossing. Most importantly plan to have fun during these 4 hours. Watercolors, acrylics on canvas, bring whatever you have already started or plan to start something new – plan to PLAY.

Supplies above and or watercolor paper, canvas (board or stretched), watercolors, acrylics, brushes, colored pencils, pastels, oil pastels, Matte Medium, anything to create texture if you wish – molding pastes, gels, gesso, tissue paper (white or color), brayers/rollers, charcoal – any art supplies you might want to use. Bring as much or as little as you wish.


Bradley Gebhart – Fantasy Art

Saturday, 10am-4pm
June 13 (1 day)
$45 members / $50 non-members

Do you love Frazetta, Boris and other sci-fi fantasy art? Bring your dreams to reality. Learn how to draw and paint unicorns, dragons, centaurs, mutants, fairies, barbarians and any other creatures you wish!

All skill levels, adult. Bring drawing & painting supplies for the medium you wish to work in.


Carol Herr – Friday Evening Plein Air

Friday, 5-8:30pm
June 12 (rain date June 19)
$15 members / $20 non-members

Join the instructor for a leisurely evening painting or sketching in the great outdoors. You can also bring your camera and take reference photos. The location will be announced at a later date. Participants can meet at the LCAA at 4:30pm and we will carpool to the location.

Bring all your supplies including easels, chairs, etc. All skill levels, adult.


Drawing Classes

Bradley Gebhart – Drawing From the Right Side of the Brain

Saturday, 10am-4pm
May 16 (1 day)
$45 members / $50 non-members

This class, for artists and non-artists; beginner – professional, will teach you how to draw using your creative (right side) and not your mathematical (left side) of the brain. We will explore – with hands on exercises, ways to quickly make the transition from left to right. Prepare to make your brain sweat with mind altering drawing techniques developed to enhance your visual acumen. No experience required, open minds expected.

This workshop is for adult students, all skill levels. Supplies: Pencil, pen, paper & eraser.


Bradley Gebhart – Tracing As Art

Saturday, 10am-4pm
August 8 (1 day)
$45 members / $50 non-members

Do you consider tracing an art form? Have you used tracing to enhance your work? Would tracing be considered cheating? This class will turn your perception of tracing upside down. By giving you techniques, strategies and methods to create beautiful works of art by tracing images. It’s so easy, anyone can do it.

All skill levels. Supplies needed: tracing paper, pencil, eraser.


Bradley Gebhart – Japanese Manga

Saturday, 10am-4pm
July 11 (1 day)
$45 members / $50 non-members

This workshop will teach you how to draw your favorite manga / anime characters. Learn how to express emotions, movement and motion. Chibi? Yes. Mecha? Yes. If you love manga let’s get together to draw and meet others who love it too.

All skill levels, adult. Supplies: Paper, pencil, eraser.


Bradley Gebhart – Life Drawing Workshop

Sunday, 1-4pm
April 19, May 17, June 21, August 16
$25 members / $30 non members & $5-$10 model fee (paid to instructor) per each 1 day workshop.

Are you tired of drawing from photographs? Does your family NOT want to pose for you? This one day workshop will give you the opportunity of working from a live model. We will pose the model to give you various angles to enhance your visual acuity. If you want a particular pose for a drawing, this is your opportunity. Instructor will teach you how to see the figure and transfer what you see to your page

You may take 1 or more of the dates listed above. For intermediate to advanced skill levels-Adult. Supplies: Pencil, paper, eraser.


Sam Mylin –“DRAW”

Monday, 7-9pm
April 20 – May 18 (5 weeks)
$75 members / $85 non-members

Using the basics of art – we will draw, draw, draw! We will use the pencil as well as other mediums. This class will take you from cartoons to creation!

All skill levels. Teen & adults. Supplies: Sketchbook, colored pencils, pencils, eraser, ink pens, pencil sharpener.


Sculpture Classes

Marilyn Morrison & Pat Reed Nute – Clay Fun!

Thursday, 10am-1pm
April 16 – May 7 (4 weeks)
$90 members / $100 non-members, $16-$20 materials fee

Come enjoy hand-building or throwing on the wheel and make clay pieces which are uniquely yours. You decide what you want to make and we will teach you how. You might want to make something for your garden, house, or someone else.

Note: Summer classes will be scheduled by demand. Call the LCAA office if interested.

This class is for all levels. Supplies available at the class, $16 - $20 depending on the sizes of items made.


Henrietta Holton – Thomas – Sculpture Workshop

Saturday, 9am-1pm
April 18 (1 day)
$30 members / $35 non-members

The object of the workshop is to teach the rudiments of sculpture, three-dimensional shape, and viewing form in space. Students will work in self-hardening clay with creamic techniques. Starting with building simple shapes of human, animal, organic or abstract forms, we will turn the chosen shape frequently so as to keep the motion going all around the form. Class critiques will maximize input to the benefit of all. The aim is to produce a piece by the end of the workshop.

This workshop for all skill levels. Supplies needed- A box of self-hardening clay (Amaco or Sculpture House, check for softness), tools -pairing knife, woodend shaped or wire headed sculpture tools, board to work on, clear plastic bag to cover piece, material like sheeting to wipe hands and wrap sculpture, plastic container for water. Reference photos of subject matter.


Photography Classes

Alexander (Sandy) Limont – The Many Modes of Photography

Free demo & introduction to the class – Sunday, March 29at 2:30pm (all invited to attend)

Class – Tuesday, 7-9pm
April 21, May 5, 19, June 2, 16 (5 week class - meets every 2 weeks)
$75 members / $85 non-members

This photography class is a hands-on basic photography workshop consisting of five outside class assignments. Each class will consist of two hour + sessions once every 2 weeks. The first class will be orientation, discussion and demonstration of their first assignment. The first hour of the next class will feature a critique of the assignment. The second hour will feature a demonstration/lecture for the next assignment. This will continue thru the following classes.

All skill levels. Adult or older teens. Supplies: Digital camera with new reader cards which only contain images for the class.


C.O.A. Creators of Art

Sam Mylin & other Instructors
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month
10am-noon
Free

An Art class that challenges artists to overcome creative and other challenges. This class for adults with physical and/or cognitive disabilities meets once a month. If you know of someone with these challenges that would enjoy taking this class, please call the LCAA office for further information.

Openings are available. There are no fees.


Art Classes for Children & Teens

Sam & Kate Mylin – The Flamingos Art Club
“Art Happens…Again”

Thursday, 4:30 – 6pm
April 2– May 21
$30 members / $35 non-members

A club of “Creativity and Development” that encourages the basics of art and creativity process! Our theme for this session is “Art Happens…Again” as we explore the things around us and capture creative ideas to make great art! Art club is all about “exercising” your artistic excellence in new and exciting ways!

Art Club is an opportunity for children ages 7-12 to develop their skills and creative edge. Most supplies are included. Students should bring a sketchbook.


Sam Mylin – Teen Club “After the Show” Art for Now!

Tuesday, 4-6pm
April 7 – May 19
$50 members / $55non-members

“After the Show” – This extension of Art Club will explore new media as well as comtemporary conceptual ideas. Clubbers are encouraged to build their artistic strengths as well as try new things that will broaden their creative knowledge.

Teen Club is for 13-18 year old students. Bring a sketchbook, camera, art kit & snack.


ART CAMPS

Carol Herr – Painting Camp for Creative Kids

Monday – Friday, 9:30am-noon
July 13 – 17 (1 week)
$100 & $20 materials fee (materials fee paid to the instructor at the 1st class)

Parents- Do you have a talented and creative kid who would like to go beyond the usual “school projects”? This week long camp will focus on painting, painting, and more painting! Using acrylics and other mediums, our “painting apprentices” will explore techniques used by the old masters, impressionists and modern artists. They will work with various subjects including still life, landscape and portraiture.

This art camp is for children & teens, ages 10 – 16. Supplies: Students should bring a sketchbook, drawing pencils (HB & 2B) & eraser. All other supplies provided by the instructor. Students should wear old clothes or bring a smock.


Sam & Kate Mylin – Art Camp 2015 –
Cornicopia! “The Land of ABUNDANT IMAGINATION!” ART HAPPENS!

Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm (half days available, 9am-noon or noon -3pm)
August 10-14
$200 full day, $100 half day, includes materials

Art Camp 2015 kicks off the week of August 10-14 with the introduction to the land of imagination called "Cornicopia !" A land that is free to roam the different types of habitats and environments, as well the imaginary domains of this island surrounded by danger and unknown.
Cornicopia has laws and rules to abide by, as well areas of adventure and training of artistic skill! Come to Cornicopia! Create in Cornicopia! And see for yourself... Art Happens! You do not need a passport to enter this place... Just a desire to create to the best of your ability! Sign up today!

For Children – ages 7 and up. Full day campers should bring a packed lunch. Campers should wear old clothes or bring a smock. Materials included.

Creators of Art - Art Classes for Adults with disabilities

Creators of Art Class, March 2011
Creators of Art Class, March 2011

Sam Mylin and others invited to instruct.

Second Tuesdays, 10:00 to Noon.

All year long except for the month of August.

Art classes for adults who have physical and/or cognitive disabilities. Please call the LCAA for further information about taking this class or if you know someone who would enjoy taking this class.

Openings are available. There are no fees.

LCAA Members' Websites

Visit members of the Lancaster County Art Association online.

The LCAA: Celebrating our 79th year of supporting the visual arts in Lancaster County!

The LCAA: Celebrating our 79th year of supporting the visual arts in Lancaster County!
The LCAA: Celebrating our 79th year of supporting the visual arts in Lancaster County!

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      SayGuddaycom 5 years ago

      Excellent stuff, very interesting.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Ginny,

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      Jenn Dixon 6 years ago from PA

      Thank you for all the work you all do in Lancaster County for the arts. Love this lens!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      We will be having an open house for working artists seeking affordable studio space tomorrow night from 6:00 to 7:30. Our industrial building at 420 W. Grant St., in downtown Lancaster, is being transformed into a home for sculptors, glass blowers, painters and other talented artists. Please visit if you're in need of space.

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      Myrle-Beach-Photography 7 years ago

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Ready to retire and looking for painting classes. Like to draw and have only been to one painting class and loved it.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I have lived in Lancaster County all my life and a self taught artist ,I had the honor of having my own show in the main gallery last year , channel 8 news and channel 43 from Lebanon came down came down to interview me about my paintings about the Vietnam war and how I used my talent as therphy to overcome my PTSD . . I have been a member of LCAA for many years and enjoy meeting all the friendly people and entering all the art shows I can . The LCAA is a wonderful organazion to join . Thank-you Mr Richard Lawrence

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I am an artist who is currently living and exhibiting in NC. I will return to PA very soon. My husband and I will live in Lancaste Co. While our two children were attending M.U. we decided when the time was right we would make a move to the area. Instead we went South but bought a town home in Maytown. That was 13 years ago. We are currently looking for a home here. I would like very much to join the Lancaster Art Assoc. I look forward to visiting LCAA very soon.

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      Cheryl Kohan 9 years ago from Minnesota

      Wonderful lens. I love Pennsylvania - it's a beautiful state and I'd love to visit LCAA someday.

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