Watercolor Workshop Nov. 21
Award winning artist, Cheryl Ringler will teach a watercolor painting class in the gallery on Nov 21. This class is geared toward beginners, but more experienced painters are also welcome to attend. The class will be held from 9am to noon. The cost to attend is $15 if you bring your own supplies, or $20 with included supplies. Please call the gallery to sign up in advance, or if you need a supply list. 574-267-5568.
Fall Members Show and Christmas Boutique, 2020
We will be having our traditional Members Show and Christmas boutique in November and December 2020. Lakeland members, please find the show prospectus here. Questions about the show can be directed to KellyJoShoemaker@gmail.com
We look forward to seeing what you’ve been working on!
As a fundraiser for LAA, we are having an art raffle. Tickets are available in the gallery for just $1.00 each. A drawing will be held on Nov 22 at our Fall Show reception. The first ticket drawn will have first choice of the 4 wonderful pieces available. The second ticket drawn will have second choice, and so on, until all 4 beautiful pieces of artwork have been chosen. Many thanks to the artists who donated their pieces to Lakeland, Cinda Culver, Leo Dean Jansen, Sherri Johnson, and John Streeter.
Lakeland’s 15th Annual Juried Spring (Summer) Show, July 2020
LAA’s July exhibit was our annual Juried show. This show is normally held in May, but was postponed to July this year. The show was filled with exceptional pieces of artwork from area artists. The reception and presentation of awards was held on July 12. Awards were presented to the following artists:
Best in Show, Cinda Culver, for “Beth”
First Place, Terry Pulley, for “Landscape”
2nd Place, Emily Austin for “Oxford Dusk.”
3rd Place, Cinda Culver, for “Profile”
Honorable Mentions: Wesley Dallas Merritt, for “Rufus Sided Towhee”
Brenda Stichter, for “A Painting about Spring”
Harold Engel, for “Fun at the Lake”
Sherri Johnson for ” Grand Canyon”
Daniel Trump, for” Looking into the eyes of Lincoln”
Susan Wenger, for “Beethoven’s 5th”
Emily Austin, for “N 100 E, October”
Congratulations to all of the artists for having such a wonderful exhibition. Thanks to Joel Fremion for judging, Maple Leaf Farms and the Tucker Family for sponsoring the Best in Show award, and Kelly Shoemaker for organizing the show.
Garage Sale at the Gallery
We held a Garage Sale at the gallery on June 26 and 27, 8am-6pm. Thank you so much to all the members who donated items! We had a large variety of art items as well as housewares and books. This fundraiser was quite successful for LAA. We appreciate all the time and effort Melodie Koher, Bev Garner, and other members provided to make this event successful!
Thank you so much for your help and support!
Although the gallery is getting off to a late start this year, due to the Covid 19 virus, we do still plan on hosting some great events! We plan to have an Acrylic workshop with Brenda Stichter, as well as a Watercolor workshop with Cheryl Ringler. In October we will have a Plein Air painting event, and, as usual, our Fall Members Show in November. We also will have our usual high quality fine art exhibits and programs each month beginning in June. Please bear with us through these uncertain times.