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17th Annual Juried Spring Show, May 2022

17th Annual Juried Spring Show

On exhibit throughout May 2022, is our 17th Annual Juried Spring Show! This show has become known as one of the Premier art shows in the area, due to the excellent quality of artwork, and the generous awards presented to the artists. Our Best in Show award is graciously sponsored by Maple Leaf Farms and the Tucker Family.

This year’s show judge was be Marcy Aldrige-Adams, of Fort Wayne. Marcy teaches art at Bishop-Dwenger and earned her MFA through Saint Francis College and Boston University.

This year’s show is especially beautiful; and should not be missed! We have 58 pieces of artwork, from 22 of the area’s top artists. LAA truly appreciates the participation of all of the talented artists! Awards were presented at a reception on May 14.

Award winners are as follows:

Best in Show, Heidi Bailey’s “Sweetening the Deal.” Judge Comments, “Contemporary use of mixed media and context. An absolute delight to view.”

Heidi Bailey’s “Sweetening the Deal.”

First Place, Cinda Culvers’s “Flowers in Vessel” Judge comments, “Great sense of abstraction. These flowers seem to defy the idea of containment in a vessel.”

Cinda Culvers’s “Flowers in Vessel”

2nd Place, Terry Pulley’s “Artist Work” Judge Comments, “Every painter can relate.”

Terry Pulley’s “Artist Work”

3rd Place, Anne Maddox, “Whose turn is it?” Judge Comments,”Line-work is incredibly delicate. Excellent rendering overall.”

Anne Maddox, “Whose turn is it?”


Honorable Mention, Hilarie Couture, “Breaking Free”

Hilarie Couture, “Breaking Free”

Honorable Mention, Don Wilka “GMO”

Don Wilka “GMO”

Honorable Mention, Sunday Mahaja “The Giver”

Sunday Mahaja “The Giver”

Honorable Mention, Brenda Stichter “Wellspring”

Brenda Stichter “Wellspring”

Honorable Mention, Sherri Johnson, “California Poppies”

Sherri Johnson, “California Poppies”


Purchase Awards sponsored by Truly Original Art Studio,

Sunday Mahaja’s “Lake Dancer” and Terry Pulley’s “Group of Trees.”

Sunday Mahaja’s “Lake Dancer”
Terry Pulley’s “Group of Trees.”

Lakeland Scholarship, March 2022

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LAA is also committed to encouraging the next generation of artists and art enthusiasts by promoting and supporting visual arts in education. In support of this goal, Lakeland holds a Scholarship Competition each year to award funds to one or more high school seniors who will be continuing their education in Visual Arts at a college level. 
Lakeland Art Association congratulates the 2022 Scholarship Award Recipient, Jessica Dingess. Jessica resides in Servia, IN with her parents, Wallace and Melody Dingess. She currently takes art classes at Manchester Jr./Sr Highschool, with art teacher, Hannah Burnworth. Jessica will be attending Huntington College next year, and plans to have a career in Art Education. The works shown here, with Jessica, were submitted for consideration in the scholarship competition, including pieces in a variety of mediums, Sculpture, Mixed, Painting, and Drawing. 
This year’s scholarship judge was the long-time Warsaw resident and award winning artist, Steve Creighton. LAA appreciates the time Mr. Creighton devoted to judging the scholarship competition, and his many helpful comments and advice provided for Jessica. LAA wishes Jessica the best of luck in her college career, and her future endeavors as an artist. 

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