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July 2018

Lakeland Artisan Holiday Show

November 16, 2019  9 am to 4 pm
Center Lake Pavilion , Warsaw, IN

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Seeking contemporary
handmade art
Juried Show –
no buy/sell allowed
10 x 10 booth space or a reduced rate for a table only.
Booth Fee $60,
($50 for LAA members) Table only for $30
Limited electricity available ($5 charge)
Advertising and social media promotion
Application deadline 10/1/19 ($10 fee for late application)
Acceptance Sent 10/15/18

Application HERE

 “Paint Plein Air”

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is plein-air-painter.jpgLakeland Art Association will be hosting their first ever Plein Air Painting Event in Warsaw on October 4, 2019! The event will be in conjunction with Warsaw’s First Friday, “Art-tober” event. Participation is completely Free. There is no fee to register. Painters will register that morning from 6:30 until 9am at the Latte Lounge, and choose a location in or around Warsaw, to spend some time painting “en plein air.” Gift bags with coupons, refreshements, and more will be handed out during registration. Artists are free to choose their own place To paint in Warsaw or the surrounding areas. There are many beautiful parks or historic sites to choose from! After registering, artists are free to enjoy their day of plein air painting until 4:30 pm, at which time they should return to the Latte Lounge to prepare for judging. Judging will occur at 5:30, with winners announced at 6pm. Awards will be presented for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places, and two Honorable Mentions.  LAA has arranged for discounted accommodations at Warsaw’s Wyndham hotel for artists traveling from out of town for this event, but there are only a few rooms available, so be sure to book yours as soon as possible if you need one, and just tell the hotel you are in town for this event. If you’d like to fill out the registration form in advance, you can find it HERE. If you have questions please contact event Chairperson, Melodie Koher at

Here are just a few of the many beautiful locations artists can choose from in Warsaw, The Biblical Gardens, Bixler Park, or the Zimmer/Biomet Building. Artists are free to choose any location they want to paint in Warsaw, or surrounding areas. 

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Fall Show, 2019

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Lakeland is excited to be hosting our Annual Fall Members Show again this November! This is a judged show for Lakeland members only. The show will open on  November 5, 2019 and remain in the gallery until closing for the year on December 21, 2019. An artist reception and presentation of awards will be held on November 10, 2:00-4:00. 

Artist members, please find the prospectus HERE. 

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And the winners are….
Lakeland’s Annual Spring Show Reception and presentation of awards was held Sunday, May 19. The judge was Ann Shive of Crestwoods Gallery. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Kenton Yoder, Susan Ring, Paul Raiman, Elizabeth Wamsley, Kelly Shoemaker, and Kelly Brace. Third place was awarded to Joel Fremion for his fabric portrait titled “Portrait of a Musician.” Second place winner was Ted Simmerling for his piece titled “Awakening.” First place went to Elizabeth Wamsley for her ceramics piece titled “Burning.” Best of Show went to Cinda Culver for her charcoal drawing, “Pearl”. The judge said this piece holds emotional appeal, has expressive use of line and the direct gaze of the model captivates the viewer. Cinda Culver also won the People’s Choice award for her drawing, “Pearl”. Thanks so much to Elizabeth Wamsley for organizing the show, Maple Leaf Farms for sponsoring Best in Show, and Blue Pearl Antiques for sponsoring People’s Choice. The show will remain in the gallery until June 3. Artist pick up date is June 3, 12:00-6:00

Permanent Collection Display

Attention all Lakeland members! We would like to display pieces from our permanent collection in our gallery classroom. This will allow more space in our gift shop for our members to display their artwork. In order to do this, we will need to purchase Walker hanging system rails and hooks for our classroom. If you would like to donate funds for this purpose, please drop off your donation at the gallery, and specify what the funds are for. Thank you so much for your help and support.

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