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July 2018

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Annual LAA Picnic, July 23

Please join us July 23 at 6pm in Bixler Park for the annual LAA picnic. All LAA members and their families are invited to attend this fun event! LAA will provide the main course, please bring a side dish to share. This year, we are having a fun art contest at the picnic, and the entries will be….your side dishes! Get creative and bring a food sculpture or edible display worthy of an art competition. We can’t wait to see what you bring!
Bixler Park is located on Center Lake, next to the tennis courts.

Timothy Tyree, Ohio Artist, to exhibit at Lakeland Art Gallery in July

Lakeland Art Association is so pleased to be hosting an exhibit of Timothy Tyree’s work this July. The gallery is located at 302 E Winona Avenue, Warsaw. Normal business hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 11:30-4:30. The exhibit will open on July 5, with an artist reception to be held on Sunday, July 8, 2:00-4:00. The reception gives the public a chance to meet with the artist in person and discuss his work. Admission to the gallery is always free and open to the public.

Tyree is an Ohio artist, educated at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, as well as Canbourne University in London. Tyree has shown work regularly since 2006 in many galleries in Ohio and Indiana. His work has been receiving recognition and awards since 1988.

Tyree’s modern artwork spans a variety of media, and includes both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional work. The pieces come alive with vibrant color and texture. Tyree uses his artwork as a way to express his thoughts and feelings on current events and the world around him. In the artist’s own words, “Inspiration is a state of being. Appropriating our global culture of past, present, and pretend, my integrated art style serves up vignettes of life’s fleeting moments that would otherwise pass us by. I absolutely thrive on a roving aesthetic and its constant spark of re-invention.”


Just Released: Lakeland’s 2019 Gallery Schedule, A  Work-in-Progress

Our 2019 schedule of Exhibits and Programs is filling up fast!

What you can expect to see in the Lakeland gallery in 2019! 

Lakeland Art Association 2018 Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Fairfield High School Senior, Grace Yoder! Grace is our 2018 Scholarship Winner. She was presented with a $1000 Scholarship by LAA President, Melodie Koher at our Spring Show Reception May 6, 2018. The scholarship will help further Grace’s art education at Indiana University. Lakeland is so thankful to Steve and Sue Creighton for sponsoring our scholarship program.

Annual Spring Show, May 2018
And the Winners Are…

Thank you so much to our 2018 judge, Professor Ejenobo Oke, of Manchester University. Thanks as well to Maple Leaf Farms and the Tucker Family for sponsorship of our Best in Show award! We were able to present 10 Honorable Mention Awards, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, as well as our Best in Show.

Judge’s comments on the show as a whole, “This is a very challenging show to judge. It is beautiful and powerful, in some cases, haunting. The individual voices of the artists are very powerful.”

Honorable Mentions went to:

“Verbal Abuse” by Songwoo Park

“Susan’s Friends” by Susan Wenger

“Escaping the Darkness” by Paul Raiman

“Mortality” by Adam Zwiebel

“Evening Dew” by Kathy Zentz










“Swift” by Bailey Smith

“Enlightenment” by Thelma Rohrer

“Not Your Brand of Pretty” by Kelly Shoemaker

“Concord Series” by Steve Creighton

“Kintsugi, Flawed but Beautiful” by Elizabeth Wamsley









Third Place Went to:

“Smokeys Fog” by John Roberts

Judge’s comments “This piece captures the magic of the place. Good technical choices in lighting, textures, and focus. Strong composition.”

Second Place Went to:

“Steeping Equals Strength by Heidi Bailey

Judge’s comments “A beautiful, mysterious metaphor, created by combining objects”

First Place Went to:

“Equilibrium” by Jeff Diesburg

Judge’s comments “Awesome flesh tones, use of cool and warm colors, values are strong in contrast. The choice not to blend flesh tones smoothly was an excellent one. Even with a strong background, the figures hold the attention.”

Best in Show Went to:

“Your Color is My Color” by Julia Becker

Judge’s comments ” Powerful sense of color, excellent control and results with optical mixing and Value Changes. Playful progression of horizontal bands. ”




Thank you to all the talented artists who participated in our Spring Show. Also, thanks to everyone who attended our reception, and those who provided the wonderful refreshments!



Art Exchange!



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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