Lancaster County Art Association


Everyone coming into the building, those who are vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and those who aren’t,  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 clean surfaces frequently. 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!

“Still Super” Used Art Supply Sale
October 2-17

The sale starts at 11am on October 2. Mark your calendar and don’t miss your chance to purchase art supplies at discounted prices! The cost of art materials continues to rise, so take advantage of this opportunity and help the LCAA raise needed funds. Paints, pastels, drawing supplies, paper, mat board, frames, easels, portfolios, art books and lots more have been donated for the sale.
Do you have art or craft items you no longer use? Clean out those closets and donate your items to the LCAA! Please, no magazines or unframed glass. Drop off your items anytime during the LCAA’s regular business hours.

Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Day
Wednesday, October 20

The LCAA is once again participating in this event which helps raise funds for local non-profits. Buy a shopping pass from the LCAA for $5, then go to Boscov’s on October 20 and receive 25% off (even sale prices) on your purchases that day. You also have the chance to win a $100 Boscov Gift Card. If you would like to help sell passes to family and friends, stop in at the LCAA office and pick up a pack of 5, 10 or more. If 10 members sell 10 tickets each, that equals $1000 for the LCAA!

Celebrating 85 Years!
August 29 Membership Picnic

Honors and Awards for Volunteers were presented at the Annual Picnic on Sunday, August 29.

Carol H. Dale receiving the Michael Engel Award.

The Michael Engel Award was presented to LCAA President Carol H. Dale.

David and Doris Morrison

Doris and Dave Morrison both received awards. Doris received an Honorary Life Membership Award.
Dave received a 1 Year Honorary Membership.

Henrietta Holton-Thomas

An Honorary Life Membership Award was presented to Henrietta Holton-Thomas.

Brian Dale providing music.

Brian Dale provided music.

Richard Ressel doing art critiques.

Richard Ressel provided art critiques.

LCAA Coffee House - Oct. 30
“Scary Stories"

Celebrate Halloween with this fun evening.
Listen to our “scary or unusual stories” from writers and storytellers.
Enjoy a selection of “autumn” desserts along with your coffee, tea and apple cider.
October 30, 6-9pm, $20 per person.

A few years ago we had our “Beatnik Coffee House” which was a great success. We thought we would do it again, but with a Halloween twist. Writers are invited to read their original stories or poems, storytellers can read those classic tales by authors like Edgar Allen Poe, or anyone can reminisce about their past Halloween or autumn adventures. Writings can be scary, mysterious or unusual. Prizes will be given to the best original story, poem, best storyteller and best reminiscence.
For thos who like solving mysteries, we will have a secret code that will need to be broken to reveal a secret message. A number of surprises might pop up throughout the evening. Costumes are optional. However we will have a prize for best costume. In addition to coffee we will have tea, apple cider and a selection of “autumn” decadent desserts. Live music, Halloween decor and the backdrop of our Autumn Daze exhibit will give a fun, slightly spooky atmosphere for the event.
We all like to listen to scary stories and have fun at this time of year. Join us to listen and then vote for your favorite stories. Encourage friends who are writers or storytellers, amateur or professional, to attend and share their stories with us.

LCAA Holiday Party
Sunday Dec. 5 @2pm

Join us for this party, and a thank you to all our members, volunteers and patrons who have helped the LCAA reach this milestone 85th year. We will be revealing a new scrapbook covering the years 2012-2021. If you have photos, etc. from LCAA events during that time, we would like to include them. You can even do your own scapbook page if you like. Just stop in and we will give you a page.

Exhibition Opportunites

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]

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.


Sunrise - Sunset

August 1 – September 9
in the Kauffman Gallery

'Morning Warmth', oil on canvas board by Bob Grobengieser

Professional Category

First Place: Bob Grobengieser – “Morning Warmth”, oil on canvas board.
Second Place: Jerry Brown – “Wrightsville Susquehanna Sunrise”, watercolor.
Third Place: Carol S. Herr - “Southern End Sunset”, oil on linen.

Honorable Mention:
Brenda Blank – “Fern-glade Sunrise”, watercolor.
Melissa Carroll – “Moon Over Fort Myers”, acrylic.
Carolann Van Wyen – “Shenandoah National Park”, watercolor.
Pat Reed Nute - “Last Light”, acrylic

First Place: Isabel W. Lark - “Evening Rush”, pastel.

Non-Professional Category

First Place: Isabel W. Lark - “Evening Rush”, pastel.
Second Place: James Michael Elia – “Sunset at Lewes Harbour Marina”, watercolor.
Third Place: Connie Peters – “Winter Sunset II”, oil.

Honorable Mention:
Elaine Gross – “House On the Bluff- Block Island”, watercolor.
Paul Gross – Sunset Celebration- Cape May”, photography.
Jane Pattey – “Mom & I, 1938”, watercolor.
Barbara J. Weaver – “Before Sunset”, watercolor.

Red, White and Blue

June 13 – July 22
in the Kauffman Gallery

First Place: Dan Graziano, “Grand Union Flag”, oil.

Professional Category

First Place: Dan Graziano, “Grand Union Flag”, oil.
Second Place: Henrietta Holton-Thomas, “Blowing In the Wind”, watercolor.
Third Place: Pat Reed Nute, “Red, White & Blue, USA Originals”, mixed media.
Honorable Mention: Karen Frattali, “Stars and Stripes”, watercolor.
Honorable Mention: Joanne McIlvaine, “Stevie’s Red Umbrellas”, oil.

First Place: Jerry Brown, “Blue Moon Redux”, watercolor.

Non-Professional Category

First Place: Jerry Brown, “Blue Moon Redux”, watercolor.
Second Place: Rebecca Achenbach, “Somewhere on Main Street”, watercolor
Third Place: Doris Morrison, “Peaceful”, acrylic
Honorable Mention: Martie Brown, “Fading Glory”, watercolor
Honorable Mention: Elaine Gross, “Ocean Grove, New Jersey”, watercolor

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.