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July 2018


Lakeland Members Christmas Party

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This year’s Members Christmas Party will be dinner at Mad Anthony’s tap house in Warsaw. We will meet at the restaurant on December 16 at 6:30 pm. The cost is $10.99 per person. Dinner includes Lasagna or Chicken Alfredo, Bread, and Salad. (drinks are separate.) Friends and family are welcome. Please sign up and pay in advance at the gallery by December 10. We will have a white elephant gift exchange for those who wish to participate. Bring a wrapped gift, new or used, valued at $10-$20. We look forward to seeing you there!


Lakeland Holiday Show

The annual Lakeland Holiday Show was held on November 16, 2019 at the Center Lake Pavilion. This show has become known for its high quality items and wonderful variety, and this year’s show did not disappoint! Thanks so much to show Chairperson, Elizabeth Wamsley, and LAA president, Melodie Koher, for all their time and efforts to make this show a success! Many thanks also to the 30 new and returning artists who brought their items to sell at the event! 

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 “Paint Plein Air”

Lakeland Art Association hosted their first ever Plein Air Painting Event in Warsaw on October 4, 2019.The event was held in conjunction with Warsaw’s First Friday, “Art-tober” event. Artists were asked to set up and paint Plein Air in Warsaw or the surrounding area. Awards were presented during the First Friday festivities. Mike Yazel won both First and Second place. Terry Pulley won Third place, and Honorable Mentions were awarded to Sherri Johnson and Tammie Davis. Painters traveled from as far away as Indianapolis


 Fall Members Show, 2019

Lakeland Art Association will have the Annual Fall Members Show in the gallery until closing for the year on December 21. Award winners in Lakeland’s Fall Members Show are…1st Place Mike Kelly, 2nd Place Heidi Bailey, 3rd Place Kelly Shoemaker, Honorable Mention Kellie Brace, Honorable Mention Terry Pulley, and Honorable Mention David Taylor. Congratulations to them all! Thanks so much to our judge, Teri Marquart, Thanks to the show chairperson, Elizabeth Wamsley, and many thanks to all of our wonderful member artists for sharing their work with us! The show will remain in the gallery until Dec 21, and you can still vote for People’s Choice up until Dec 15. The People’s Choice award is sponsored by Dave Taylor and Joanne Kolbe. The winner will be announced at our Annual Christmas party. Stop by to see this wonderful exhibit at 302 E Winona Ave, Weds-Sat, 11:30-4:30.

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Spring Show, 2019

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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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