The LAA's 79th Annual Spring Juried Exhibition
at Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts 
Muhlenberg College Allentown, PA

Sunday, 8 June, 2014 —Saturday, 2 August, 2014

Awards: Spring 2014
• Air Products Foundation Award
Douglas R. Ihlenfeld  Bronze Tower  

• UGI Utilities, Inc. Award
Karen Benco  Oahu Palm

• Air Products Foundation Award
Domenick Naccarato  Wall Segments 
No. 13 - 82

•UGI Utilities, Inc. Award
Nancy L. Bossert  Disregarded

• Brooks Kushman P.C. Award
John Mathews  Vortex 

• Air Products Foundation Award
Karen Piznak  The Girl in the Window 

• QNB Award
James A. DePietro  Deconstruction 
No. 10: Homeward Bound 

• Geraldine Quier Memorial Award
Edward McCarty  S & P 500

• UGI Utilities, Inc. Award
David Lee  A Rainy Day at the Bus Stop 

• The Snow Goose Gallery AwardPeter Schnore  Vasks, Composer

Honorable Mention
Karen Benco   Over The Edge
Eileen Denitz   Ferry Crossing

The Lehigh Art Alliance thanks Muhlenberg College for the opportunity to exhibit in the Martin Art Gallery and Galleria of Baker Center for the Arts. Special recognition goes to Gallery Director Kathryn Burke, whose cooperation and enthusiasm always helps to make our exhibitions so successful.

Additional thanks go to the Lehigh Art Alliance volunteers and committee members who staffed delivery, jurying and installation: Jody Matthews, Jim DePietro, Pat Delluva, Susan Smerker, Deb Hamburger, Wendy Steed, Skip Kralik, Brenda Messinger-Voll, Nancy Bossert, Carol Iannantuono, Dave McGeehan, Howard Ellsworth, Doug Ihlenfeld, Susanna Ihlenfeld and Louise Cosgrove

The ongoing support of the patrons listed below allows the LAA to continue its prize structure and quality exhibitions. We sincerely thank them for their generosity.
Air Products Foundation
Brooks Kushman P.C.
The Snow Goose Gallery
UGI Utilities, Inc.

The Jurors
Rosalind Bloom – Narberth, PA; Painter and mixed-media artist; B.A., City College of New York; M.A., Columbia University; Certificate from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; in numerous public and private collections

Looking at art is always exciting. I love to see the varied results of so much creative energy, and to be reminded of how strong and widespread the desire to make art can be. The work submitted for this year’s exhibition did not disappoint in that respect. But to jury for an exhibition is also challenging. Usually certain pieces will immediately stand out and claim my interest and attention. Then comes the hard work of selecting out, making the best decisions I can as an individual. The excellent jurying system employed by LAA goes a long way toward helping the team of jurors arrive at a high quality show. My thanks go to the LAA exhibition committee for hosting such a well organized, friendly, and delightful jurying experience. Congratulations to all the artists and prizewinners.

Dan Miller – Christiana, PA; Painter, printmaker and constructionist sculptor; B.A., Lafayette College; M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania; Professor of Painting and Printmaking, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; exhibits in PA, VA, ME, NM and DE
I have enjoyed teaching art for the last 52 years. Fifty of them spent at the Pennsylvania Academy in such various roles as studio instructor, critic, art historian and for 15 years, as Chairman of the Academy MFA program. It is a privilege to be able to work with the young hopefuls, as well as being invited to judge such exhibitions as the Lehigh Art Alliance’s exhibit at Muhlenberg College. The quality and variety of work presented is a hopeful sign that the art impulse continues to be healthy.

 Exhibition Statistic
There were 109 works submitted for jurying, and 64 works were accepted.

Lehigh Art Alliance Exhibition Locations

Below is a list of the Lehigh Valley institutions which have graciously contributed the use of their exhibition space to the LAA. 
Allentown Art Museum                          

31 N. 5th St., Allentown PA

Banana Factory                                           
25 West 3rd St., Bethlehem, PA

Baum School of Art                                    
510 Linden St., Allentown, PA

Bethlehem City Hall Rotunda
10 East Church St., Bethlehem, PA 

Lehigh University
Iacocca Hall, Mountaintop Campus
111 Research Dr., Bethlehem, PA

Muhlenburg University Baker Center for the Arts
2400 Chew St., Allentown, PA

Moravian College                                                 
1200 Main St., Bethlehem, PA

Nurture Nature Center
518 Northhampton St., Easton, PA

Nazareth Center for the Arts
30 Belvidere St., Nazareth, PA


LAA moves to E-Communication 

The LAA now sends newsletters, prospectuses, membership renewals and occasional Flash News updates 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. 

Membership Renewal 

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. Your cancelled check is your receipt. 

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.