The LAA's 79th Annual Fall Juried Exhibition
at the Allentown Art Museum's Community Gallery
October 1-31 2014

Pictured above: Sydney McGinley Equilibrium, Patricia Griffin Great Barrington, Li-hsien Price Island Travellers

Awards: Fall 2014
LAA Garth Howland Award
Syndey McGinley Equilibrium

UGI Utilities Award
Patricia Griffin Great Barrington
LAA Award for Excellence
Li-hsien Price Island Travelers

Brooks Kushman P.C. Award
Peter Schnore Lehigh Station, Bethlehem

LAA Award for Excellence
Dattatreya Phadke The Bridge at Cranbrook

QNB Utilities Award
Carol Sherman Pandel Werleys Corner

UGI Utilities Award
David Lee City Rhythm

LAA Award for Excellence
Douglas Ihlenfeld Blooming Plant

Snow Goose Gallery Award
Jacqueline Meyerson Oil Cans



Susan Smerker Summer Son
Andrew Bartos Flutter
Dattatreya Phadke A Winter Morning
Sydney McGinley The Meeting

The Jurors
Helen Mirkil – Lower Gwynedd, PA; painter, collage artist, sculptor, BFA University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; has curated at Berman Museum of Art; in numerous private and public collections

It's thrilling to see the range of creativity happening in the Lehigh Art Alliance. There is much experimentation in all the media presented. Taking risks and pushing boundaries. It makes for an exciting show. I thoroughly enjoyed the jurying process. 

Ross Lance MitchellBuckingham, PA; painter, gallery director; BA Eastern University, Gallery Director for 14 years at Barnes Foundation; active in historic preservation; past president of Philadelphia Sketch Club. Currently Executive Director of Violette de Mazier Foundation

The Lehigh Art Alliance should be proud of its unique place in the community supporting the visual arts. Creative expression is an important part of our culture and the varied quality of the entries in this exhibition is proof that the arts are alive and well in the Lehigh Valley. Being a member of a group of like minded people who share your desire for creative expression is a wonderfully supportive endeavor. I am honored to play a small role in the creative process of your dynamic group.


Exhibition Statistics

There were 101 works submitted for jurying; and 76 works, or 75%, were accepted.

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.
Brooks Kushman P.C.
The Snow Goose Gallery
UGI Utilities, Inc.

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.