The LAA's 77th Fall Juried Exhibition is currently on display at the Allentown Art Museum. We are pround to announce the Award Winners as follows:
Karen Benco “Boulders”
Arleen Yeager “Rainy Day”
Pat Delluva “Wetlands”
Mary Ann Riker “When the Wind Bloweth”
Judith Fritchman “When Life Gives You Lemons”
Sydney McGinley “Flowered Dress”
Alan Stauffer “Steel Life”
Deborah Hamburger “Elemental”
Milan Melacharik “Morning Mist”
David Lee “501 Seventh Avenue”
Honorable Mention Awards:
John Griswold “Coal Road”
Bernie Tyler “Space Junk II”
Carol Ross Noyes “Inversnaid Falls”
The Lehigh Art Alliance is always pleased to return to the Allentown Art Museum, with which we have had a long and fruitful connection. We thank President and CEO Brooks Joyner, Collections Manager Nathan Marzen, and the security staff for facilitating this exhibit. Special thanks go to the following LAA volunteers who worked delivery, jurying and installation: Arleen Yeager, Skip Kralik, Janet Dean, Bill Jones, Michael Schweizer, Carl Iannantuono, Doug Ilhenfeld, Pat Wilson-Schmid, Lois Schlacter, Susan Levin, Kay Frederick, Louise Cosgrove, Michelle Neifert, Susan Smerker and Wendy Steed. Thank you to Jim DePietro and Brenda Messinger-Voll for composing the exhibition.The ongoing support of the patrons listed below allows the LAA to continue its prize structure in our exhibitions. We sincerely thank them for their support.
Air Products Foundation
The Snow Goose Gallery
UGI Utilities, Inc.
LAA Invitational Shows
Thanks go to the Nurture Nature Center, in Easton, and to Nazareth Center for the Arts, both of whom have selected LAA member artists for “featured artists” exhibits.
The Nurture Nature Gallery has chosen the following artists for a group show at its gallery April – June, 2013: Pat Delluva, Jody Matthews, Sydney McGinley, Kay Stauffer, and Patti Tinsman-Schaffer.
The Nazareth Center for the Arts has chosen the following artists for a group show at its gallery in March, 2013: Nancy Bossert, Judith Fritchman, Diane Hutchinson, and Loretta Tryon.
The Jurors of our Fall 2012 Exhibition were Janice Wilke and Dale O. Roberts. Below are their statements:
Janice Wilke –
It was an encouraging experience to see such such a variety of quality artwork in the Lehigh Valley; I felt privileged to be a part of it. I enjoyed seeing this high quality work along with, in many cases, such a specificity of place. My primary criteria was the artist’s demonstration of a relish for the materials themselves and how they were used to support a singular vision or emotion.
Dale O. Roberts –
Whenever the opportunity arises to participate in the preparation of a selective show as a juror, the position carries with it a very serious and humbling aspect. Art is a difficult pursuit when artists strive for excellence of result as they hope for a resonance of emotional and aesthetic impact. The creative process is a vulnerable one, often derailed by the vicissitudes of life. Those with the heart to continue through very long odds and their own rigorous standards should be recognized for their often solitary efforts and deeply personal creative impulses. Toward that end I wish to express my very positive response to all the work submitted for our consideration. Making the final selection was difficult, and often the difference between work that made it into the show, and that which did not was negligible. All that said however, it’s my belief that the final selection, along with the prize winners, well represents the body of work submitted and will constitute a remarkable and exciting show. I congratulate the prize winners for their achievement, and the artists selected for their fine efforts as well. The variety of media, approaches, themes and quality of the final results were worthy of notice and admiration.
We have recieved several questions from members wanting to know if their dues were paid for this year. Dues are payable from January 1, of 2012. Your cancelled check is your receipt.
LAA moves to E-Communication
Beginning in 2012, the LAA will send newsletters, prospectuses, membership renewals and occasional Flash news update via e-mail to all members who have provided—or will provide—their e-mail addresses. This move will be more efficient, will save printing and mailing costs, and will allow more contact among members.
It is important for everyone to note: that members who do not have e-mail will still receive newsletters and prospectuses via the old-fashioned and still reliable U.S. Mail.
Board members Susan Smerker, Alison Bessesdotter and Arleen Yeager worked together to prepare this transition, and Arleen will be the contact for Flash news, newsletters, etc. Many of you are members of other organizations who communicate via e-mail; we hope you will make all make a smooth adjustment to our system.
Lehigh Art Alliance Membership runs from 1 January to 31 December, but you may join at any time. The cost is $25, or $20 if you are 62 or over, per year. Being a member allows you to participate in our annual juried exhibitions and, as a member, you are also part of the LAA website online gallery.
- Pastel workshop by Jacqueline Meyerson at Blick Art Materials, South Mall, Lehigh Street, Allentown; email her at email@example.com for information.
- Oil and acrylic classes by Tina Madonia also at Blick Art Materials; for information call 610.262.6844, or check www.tmadonia.blogspot.com.
- Introductory Watercolor Classes by Linda Anderson offered in Coopersburg. Go to LindacAnderson.com for more information or call 610 282 2313