Newsletter of the York Art Association
Send news, ideas and feedback JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2012
to email@example.com, with
“Newsletter” in the subject
line. The deadline for the
March/April edition is Friday,
February 10, 2012.
Beth Line, Editor
As we celebrate the be- the U.S. include the to level and museum to
ginning of a new year, it Freer Gallery at the museum at will.
Inside this issue: is fitting that we recog- Smithsonian, the Frick
Viewers can get multi-
nize some of the amaz- Collection, the Metro-
ing advances in all areas politan and MOMA in
views of the master-
of our lives, including NYC. pieces, and move in so
the world of art. In Europe, one can ex- close to the works, that
In our time, it is no plore the major muse- one can see each crack
longer necessary to ums in London, Florence, and paint stroke on the
travel to major cities in Madrid, St. Petersburg, surfaces.
the U.S. and Europe to Moscow, Prague, Ver-
explore the world’s ma- To add to the fun, visi-
sailles and the Nether-
jor galleries and the tors can set up their
lands. own virtual collections
priceless artworks they
Visitors to www.google from the featured
-artproject.com are works, add comments
Member Alexander Rosenkreuz Through the technologi- directed to a link on You and share it all with
creates a Manjusri mural on a 23K
gold-leafed surface for a private
cal magic of Google’s Art Tube to view a guide to friends or start discus-
collection . Page 5 Project powered by the varied features of the sions with other art lov-
Google, anyone with a
computer and an inter-
net connection can take Back at the main site, it is Don’t miss this oppor-
a virtual tour of each of possible to take a virtual tunity to virtually walk
seventeen of the world’s 360º “walk” through the down the halls of the
most prestigious muse- museums using Google’s great museums and to
ums and over a thou- Street View feature, get closer to the great
sand major works of art. complete with audio masterpieces than any
tours, jumping from level guard would permit!
Featured museums in
Noah and Chloe Weyer, students
in YAA’s children’s classes, exhib-
ited their work in the Student-
Instructor Exhibit (upper left and
right), along with several of their
classmates. See page 7.
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE PAGE 9
D s rUs!
EXHIBIT ARTISTS GIVE PANEL DISCUSSIONS PAGE 10
I c OVe SUNDAY AFTERNOON CRITIQUES
YAA & YORKARTS BUS TRIP TO PMA FOR VAN GOGH PAGE 14
Page 2 Brushstrokes!
We are now entering a scope involves not only volunteers who so
time of transition, from our organization, but faithfully serve the
one year into the next, our place in the YAA.
and from what is past broader community of YOU are the YAA. It
to what might come. York. is the volunteers who
Your Board is working Input from all members give time, effort and
on developing a new is welcome, and in fact, talent who keep us
YAA President strategic plan for this invited in this process. running. You are the
organization, which is Please make your willing angels who
necessary both to guide thoughts known to any grace us with your
The mission of the York us over the next three presence.
of your Board mem-
Art Association is: To years, but also to meet bers. What would you I wish all members of
encourage and develop the guidelines of the like to see as the direc- this organization only
Cultural Alliance. tion for the YAA? goodness and blessings
interest in the visual
In our discussion, we This is also a time of as we enter this new
arts. To pursue
are looking at direc- year to say a grateful year.
adequate funding in tions in which we might thank you to all of the
order to provide further develop. The Judy Bowen
education through BOARD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
classroom instruction, November 15, 2011 lines (for participation current wooden sign
Board members partici- in exhibits) and the facing Rt. 83, near the
exhibits and pated in a brain- Purchase Approval Pol- studio door, is being
storming session to icy were also approved created in aluminum
prepare for the crea- with minor clarifica- with plastic lettering, to
support and assist in tions. improve the sign’s du-
tion of a new strategic
plan for the Association The Gallery Commit- rability.
work through exhibits after the first of the tee is exploring graphic Building and Grounds
and interaction within year. designers to create the Trustee Milton Leake is
the community. The gift acceptance announcements which consulting with a con-
policy drafted by will be mailed to mem- tractor regarding
Elected Director Mac bers and targeted indi- changes to the blocked
All members are invited viduals in advance of off door in the back of
to attend monthly Brillhart and reviewed
Board meetings, held on by a Board subcommit- each exhibit. the studio. A plan to
the third Tuesday of the tee was approved by Planning is beginning replace the door with a
month at 7 pm. the full Board. With for the 2013 exhibit window and exhaust
The next scheduled the well-crafted policies schedules for the fan, to provide more
meeting will be held on in place, the way is Nancy M. Woodward light and ventilation for
January 18, 2012, in the clear to plan for build- Gallery and the Sally the studio is under dis-
YAA studio. ing YAA’s endowment Little Danyo Members’ cussion.
Please contact the office fund. Sales Gallery. The Board did not
for more information. meet in December.
The YAA Artist Guide- A new version of the
January/February 2012 Page 3
YAA ORGANIZATIONAL CHART
As part of the recent dent Milton Leake for volunteers interested in
review and updating of creating the flow chart, supporting the YAA by
the YAA by-laws, an which will enable mem- serving on the Board of
organizational chart bers to understand the Directors. (See starred
was created to clarify administrative struc- titles.)
lines of authority and ture of the YAA. Contact President Judy
supervision within our Bowen or the office for THE YAA DEPENDS
A number of these im-
association. more information on
portant positions are UPON ITS
Thanks to Past Presi- currently in need of how you can help. MEMBERS FOR
SERVING ON THE
* BOARD OF
HELP KEEP OUR
2013 EXHIBIT SCHEDULE PLANNING BEGINS
The YAA Gallery Com- All artists must submit Please submit your ap-
mittee is soliciting ap- images and resumes, in plication to office per-
plications for 2013 ex- addition to the applica- sonnel as soon as pos-
hibits for both the tion. sible for consideration,
Nancy M. Woodward but no later than the
Applications, which are THE DEADLINE FOR
Gallery and the Sally deadline of February
the same for both gal- SUBMITTING
Little Danyo Members’ 15, 2012.
leries, are available in APPLICATIONS
the YAA office, or an Direct questions to the FOR 2013 EXHIBITS IS
Both groups and indi- electronic copy can be Gallery Committee FEBRUARY 15, 2012.
vidual artists may apply. emailed upon request. through the office.
Page 4 Brushstrokes!
YAA MEMBER NEWS
On November 13, Diann Cardello and SIGNATURE MEM-
2011, the Mason-Dixon former YAA Board BERS SHOW. Her
Public Library, Stew- President Julie Yontz acrylic painting, Mystery,
artstown, PA, pre- Rupp were the fea- can be viewed at
viewed its 2012 season tured artists in an ex- www.isaponline.com.
of exhibitions with a hibit of mixed media Congratulations to
Still Life with Gnome FALL ART EXHIBI- works at Garth Gallery, Charlotte Yealey for
Oil by Bill Erwin
TION & RECEPTION Columbia, PA, from winning Best in Show in
featuring the artists October 28 through the HANOVER AREA
who will be showing November 19, 2011. ARTS GUILD’S FALL
throughout the upcom- Julie now resides in SHOW. Ron
ing year. Bradenton, FL. Schloyer received an
YAA members who Sue Marrazzo had a Honorable Mention
will show at the library collage juried into the and Joann Bast took
during 2012 include 2011 NATIONAL Third Place in the Di-
Bill Erwin, Pat Rich- COLLAGE SOCIETY'S mensional Art division.
ards, Sarah Stahl, 27TH ANNUAL JUR-
During the month of
Quilted Vision Fran Updike, John IED ON-LINE EX-
December, 2011, Ed
Collage by Sue Marazzo Walker and Michele HIBIT. The work can
Van Wicklen and
Trout. be viewed at
Linn Van Wicklen
YAA artist and instruc- www.nationalcollage.
(Van Wicklen Crea-
tor Debi Watson com through October
tions) were featured at
made a special presen- 31st, 2012.
the Allegro Wine Gal-
tation of her water- Sue also took part in lery, Toll Gate Plaza,
color, Crossing Guard, the INTERNATIONAL York. Ed’s oil paintings
to the Mason-Dixon SOCIETY OF ACRY- and Linn’s photography
Schooner Library’s permanent art LIC PAINTERS 4TH were on display.
Oil on Canvas by collection. ANNUAL ONLINE
Ed Van Wicklen
Each year, member ception. Without fan- the operation of the
Susan Wolf supports fare, Susan acquired the facility are donated by
the YAA in her own list, shopped and paid Susan.
special way by asking for the items and deliv-
The YAA is grateful for
the administrative staff ered them to the YAA.
for a “wish list” of es-
From coffee and hand thoughtfulness and gen-
sential supplies for the
soap to paper plates erosity.
and name tags, many of
This year was no ex- the supplies needed for
January/February 2012 Page 5
SPOTLIGHT ON ALEX ROSENKRUZ
which supports the cul-
tural preservation of
Tibet, among other
causes, and founded by
the actor Richard
the portrait of the
Dalai Lama, pictured
upper right. When fin-
ished, the portrait will Secretary to the Dalai Lama
(L) inspects a portrait in pro-
be auctioned off to gress of His Holiness by YAA
benefit the foundation. member Alex Rosenkreuz,
who will finish the work from
Closer to home, Alex life, when the Dalai Lama is
has done new, original able to travel to the U.S. to
YAA member Alex Rosenkreuz, artist, instructor and art restora-
sit for the completion of the
tion expert, works on a commission from Wellspan, to restore the murals, paintings and portrait.
portrait of Samuel Small, whose vision led to the establishment of icons for Holy Cross
York Hospital in York, PA. The portrait is on display at the hospi-
tal. Monastery, DC; Holy
Transfiguration Rocor “Each new
Alex Rosenkreuz likes Alex studied in Europe Church, Baltimore; and restoration project
to avoid labels. A and did decorative and for the private collec- is unpredictable.
member of the YAA restoration work there, tion of David Kin When my
for over ten years, before coming to the (lower left and cover grandfather told me
Alex is an accomplished U.S. Although he fa- page). that each one is like
fine artist working pri- vors the work of the starting over and
marily in oils, as well as Russian Impressionists The County of York,
doing it for the first
an expert restorer of and the Dutch Masters, PA, commissioned Alex time in your life, I
artworks large and he prefers not to be to restore thirteen oil didn’t understand.
small, from numerous associated with a spe- portraits of Court of Now I do.”
eras and in a wide vari- cific style or medium, Common Pleas Presi-
dent Judges, many of Alexander Rosenkreuz
ety of styles. and sometimes chooses Artist & Fine Art
to work in watercolor which were beyond
or egg tempura or to recognition. The por-
sculpt. traits are now promi-
nently displayed in the
In the past decade, the County Court House.
majority of his commis-
sions have been for Alex has also done res-
restorations, in many toration work for Mar-
One of Alex’s private commis- cases for places of wor- tin Memorial Library,
sions is this original mural of
ship of all denomina- York, and a number of
Manjusri, a bodhisattva—an
enlightened being—associated tions, but Alex receives churches in York, Jaco-
with transcendent wisdom in commissions for new bus, Hellam, Red Lion,
Mahayana Buddhism. The
work as well. Shrewsbury and Frank- Alex at work on restoring a
work was done for the private mural at Zion United Methodist
collection of Wrightsville resi-
The Gere Foundation, Church, Red Lion, PA
dent David Kin. Continued on Page 12
Page 6 Brushstrokes!
FIGURATIVE WORKS EXHIBIT
The Figurative Works Ex-
hibit, which featured
works representing or
inspired by the human
figure, opened on No-
vember 20, 2011, to an
The show was judged by
Figurative Works Exhibit
Best of Show Winner
and former college pro-
Patricia Wertz fessor Catherine Pres-
Figurative Study cott, who is based in
Harrisburg. Prescott is First: Honorable Mentions
a published author on Anita Mitchell Karl Foster
Jacob Callipygous Catnip
the subject of portraits “So tenderhearted. Very sincere
as art. Her comments piece. Carries from a distance
Prince of Central Park
appear in quotes below. nicely. Could be a good abstract
piece.” William Erwin
WINNERS A Guy on the Metro
Best of Show: Joanne Bast Jason Ward
Patricia Wertz Street Scene #1 Portugal The Inflation
Figurative Study “Fascinating, primarily because of
“Sensual and sympathetic; the way it’s made. There is a
quickly done, but with a search- kind of devotion that I appreci- Ballet in Blue
ing quality. Nice composition, ate.” Diane M. Smith and Fran
Figurative Works Exhibit variety of line, and integration of
First Place Winner figure and background.” Third: Polk were the featured
Professional Bob Cummings artists in the Sally Little
Eva Gorski Professional Elegance Danyo Sales Gallery
First: “Love the black Matisse shapes.
through the duration of
Eva Gorski There is a tentative facial ex-
Planet Love pression for wearing a hat like the Figurative Works
that, like the hat is bolder than Exhibit. (Pictured below)
“Really beautiful; touching, ten-
she is. Beautiful detail in the
der. Love the composition of
white shapes. Emotionally
“Painted beautifully. Technically
wonderful. Very striking. This
person can really do water-
Figurative Works Exhibit
First Place Winner Karen Pindzola
Non-Professional Nude with a Twist
Anita Mitchell Love the speed, the graphite—
Jacob really nice. The figure is perfect.
The twist is super.”
January/February 2012 Page 7
Professor of Fine Art page 8.) Honorable
and Coordinator of the The exhibit was open Mentions
Art Division at York to students in both Carol Little
College of PA Ry adult and children’s Red Bench
Fryar, judge of the classes. Instructor:
2011 Student-Instructor Phyllis Disher Fredericks
Exhibit, stated that the
work represented an en-
Award Winners Len Copeland Best in Show Award Winner
(Students Only) Fred
ergetic, engaged group of Instructor: Deb Watson
students, who were Best of Show
clearly excited about Robert Borrell Dave Hamilton
making good art. I Spy Untitled
He was happy to see Linda Benton McCloskey Linda Benton McCloskey
such a good cross sec-
tion of landscapes, ab-
stractions, still life and
Barbara Pillette Buchanan
The reception for this First Place Award Winner
show was dedicated Second Place Bob Hartson
not only to our stu- Suzanne Shadrick
dents and instructors, Silent
but also to the volun- Instructor: Deb Watson
teers who devote Third Place
themselves to the life Charlie Dietz
of the YAA, as well as Shooting Stars Third Place Award Winner
Charlie Dietz and his family
to the members who Instructor:
celebrate his win (above)
ARE the YAA. (See Rebecca Brodbeck
and Charlie is presented
with his award (bottom rt).
INSTRUCTOR & STUDENT APPRECIATION Second Place Award Win-
ner Suzanne Shadrick &
Excerpts from the Student- tion to the enrichment Art Association Board instructor Deb Watson
Instructor Exhibit Program: of the visual arts. Our of Directors, its mem-
We would like to take students are truly one bers and the Education
this opportunity to ac- of our greatest assets. Committee, I would
knowledge the students Thanks to our loyal and like to thank all of our
who take classes at our gifted instructors, we instructors for their
facility. have been able to pro- dedication and loyalty
We appreciate their vide a full roster of to the YAA Education
continual pursuit of classes and workshops Program.
knowledge, the ongoing in many, varied medi- Melanie Maxell, Chair
development of their ums and genres. Education Committee
skills and their dedica- On behalf of the York
Page 8 Brushstrokes! Brushstrokes!
MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS CELEBRATED AT
“[The reception DECEMBER OPENING RECEPTION
In recognition of the
fabulous, members who ARE the Right top:
supportive and York Art Association, were used to
and of those who do- post thank
enduring nate their time, effort you notes to
membership— and expertise to mak- volunteers,
ing the YAA the fine instructors
That would be and staff.
organization it is, the
you!” December 18, 2011,
reception honored not Grupp, assisted by
Membership Chair only the artists of the Ashley Grupp,
Judy Grupp Student-Instructor Ex- Diane Lichtman and
hibit, but also our vol- Diane Smith, hosted.
unteers and member-
A raffle for two free
classes at the YAA
Membership Chair Judy was held as a gift to
the members. Addi-
tional tickets were
made available for a
donation in any YAA Membership Chair Judy
amount. Grupp planned the celebration
and hosted the reception.
The proceeds will be
donated to the YAA tuition for students
INTRODUCING Children’s Scholarship demonstrating eco-
Ellen Clemmer fund, which provides nomic need.
Ellen, who joined the
YAA in 2010, paints
in acrylics and en-
caustics and prefers
to work abstractly. WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
She has taken classes
with George M.
Clark, Linda WILLIAM BARLOW, II LINDA MCKEEVER All new members are
McCloskey and Ron Mt. Gretna, PA Manchester, PA encouraged to become
Schloyer. active participants by tak-
Since studying with EDWARD GILLETTE GLENN GOCKLEY ing classes, entering ex-
Reuben Gambrell in York, PA York, PA hibits, volunteering and/
the 70’s, Ellen had or serving on the Board
not been actively BEVERLY DAVIES C. ROSS DELLINGER
pursuing her art, so New Freedom, PA Red Lion, PA of Directors.
her participation at
the YAA marks a LINDA FEO DOUGLAS KAUFFMAN To learn more about how
new creative phase you can become involved,
for this Lancaster Wrightsville, PA York, PA
resident. contact the office.
Page 9 Newsletter Title
2012 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE BEGINS
The York Art Associa- Our goal is to enroll we must meet these
YAA tion will be holding a 100 new members and rising costs.
Membership year-long membership to have 50 members
We shall keep you ap-
drive beginning on increase their member-
Drive goals prised of our progress
January 1, 2012. ship level. toward our goal
include adding The drive will be two- As you know, we are in throughout the year in
100 new fold. We are asking all difficult financial times. our Brushstrokes! news-
of our members to in- The York Art Associa- letter and on the bulle-
members and vite artists, YAA class- tion is managing very tin board in the Nancy
having 50 mates or friends to be- well through this unset- M. Woodward Gallery.
come members of the tling period; but costs,
current With your continued
York Art Association. like energy, printing
support, the York Art
members and postage, continue
We will also be asking Association will suc-
you, our members, to to rise. cessfully meet its mis-
consider moving to a In order to continue to sion to provide visual
membership higher membership provide our member- arts education and ex-
level.” level when you receive ship and the commu- hibition opportunities
your yearly renewal nity with quality art for its membership and
notice. classes and art exhibits, the community.
PANEL DISCUSSION SCHEDULED
A panel discussion with Winslow. Woodward Gallery.
the artists will accom- On Sunday, February No registration is re-
Sunday Afternoon pany the exhibit Expres- 19, 2011, at 2pm, the quired.
Panel Discussion sions: Recent Works by artists will discuss their
February 19, 2012 Marion Kendall Stephen- For more information,
2pm work and answer ques-
son, Pat Wertz, Anita call the office at 717-
No reservations required tions from the audience
Williams and Jamie 755-0028.
in the Nancy M.
MEDIA CART FOR SALE
The York Art Associa- wide and 27” deep, has The asking price of
tion is no longer in two shelves and lock- $150 or best offer is
need of its media cart. ing casters. less than half of the
The heavy-duty cart original cost.
The unit is in excellent
has an electrical outlet
condition and would Contact the office or
and an attached cord. Phyllis Disher Fredericks
serve well as a moving
The unit, which meas- storage rack in a stu- with questions or to
Media cart for sale ures 48”high, 32.5” dio. make an offer.
Volume 1, Issue 1 Page 10
YOUR HISTORIAN DISCOVERS SALLY LITTLE DANYO
by Pat Teller
One of the most enjoy- long-time friends, who that Sally died of can-
able aspects of being a shared a love of ex- cer, but that she con-
historian is digging into pressing their joy of life tined painting until
history. With over 100 through painting. The three months before
years of history at the name of the exhibit her death at age 64.
York Art Association, says it all.
She is described as a
there is plenty to re-
Even though Sally gentle, generous
search. As a relatively
painted all her life, she woman, who always
new member, I have
was also juggling the had a positive outlook
much to learn.
responsibilities of being on life. These traits
Once a month, I go to a doctor’s wife and carried over in her
the archive binders and raising five children. paintings, many of Sally Little Danyo
pick one at random. This exhibit may have which were of farm
Most recently, it was been a celebration of animals, because she
the 2000-2002 binder. all that life had given knew they would make
her and her intention people laugh. Other
As I flipped through the
to continue painting full subjects were land-
pages, I came upon the “There are
-time. scapes, florals and inte-
obituary of Sally Little
Danyo, who died in In a later article, after many YAA
August of 2002. Sally’s death, Mary Ste- Other highlights were
phenson reminisces that Sally was born in members who
We all know that it is
about an afternoon 1938 in Philadelphia
her portrait smiling at knew Sally
with Sally in her studio. and moved to York in
us in the Members’
The two of them had 1967. She was an only way back
Sales Gallery, which
discovered through child, who entertained
was dedicated in her
years of practice that herself by drawing. She when.
name; but for the many
the creative processes studied at Jefferson
members who joined
of writing and making Medical College Hospi-
the Association after
art were similar in that tal School of Nursing
Sally’s death, it seems I wish I had
both required ideas, and the Junto Art
fitting to share what I
ideas kept changing, School in Philadelphia, known her,
found in the archives.
chaos ensued, self- and she was a 1999
In April, 2001, Mary doubts were useless, Rottler Award winner. too.”
Stephenson, of the York and somehow, “the
I was pleased to note
Sunday News, wrote in whole non-procedure
that Sally and I share Pat Teller
her column entitled won”.
two things in common: YAA Historian
Party Line about the ex-
Continuing through the a need to express our-
hibit: Prime Time...The
binder, I found a won- selves through art, and
Beauty of It All—Works
derful tribute by Lisa a teacher and friend in
by Sally Little Danyo and
Rab of the York Sunday Phyllis Disher
News, dated August 11, Fredericks.
These two artists were 2002. Here I learned
January/February 2012 Page 11
UPCOMING EXHIBITS: Stephen March & Expressions
My World/Your World: A Mini Retrospective by Stephen March
January 15 to February 5, 2012
Known for his works inspired by current events throughout the world,
“I have been, and
Stephen March works in a variety of mediums, and his subjects range from
the political to the spiritual. He earned his B.A. in Fine Arts from Penn State continue to be,
University and an M.F.A. in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. interested in
March describes the most prevalent direction in his art as being current creating visual art
events as experienced through the media—especially those involving social that can transcend
crisis and turmoil, both here and abroad. the physicality of
March was born in York and currently lives and maintains a studio in Spring the material surface
Grove, PA. He is a member of the PA Arts Experience. and be a vehicle for
Expressions: Recent Works by Marion Kendall Stephenson, Pat Wertz, emotional, spiritual
Anita Williams & Jamie Winslow February 12 to March 4, 2012 and intellectual
Accomplished artist Marion Kendall Stephenson’s pastels and oils are infused contemplation, as
with light and color. Her romantic and impressionistic paintings give the well as a metaphor
viewer “a place to look to feel relaxed and renewed, an escape from our for human
hectic lives.” Pat Wertz’s painterly and expressive oils dance with warm and
cool notes of color. Her subjects range from landscapes and florals to interi-
ors and the figurative, all exhibiting a sense of movement and light. Jamie within my own
Winslow’s work has been described as organic, ethnic and whimsical. Her time.”
expressive style moves from one-of-a-kind jewelry to mixed media sculpture
to oil and acrylic paintings with ease. Anita Williams’ landscape paintings are www.55mercergallery.com
inspired by her natural surroundings. She is particularly drawn to the pat-
terns of light and space created by the wooded areas of her Dover Township
home. Of her expressive paintings, she says, “I delight in finding magical
spaces in the brambles of trees that would otherwise be overlooked.”
SALLY LITTLE DANYO GALLERY EXHIBITS
Encaustic Artists January 15 to February 5, 2012
This technique, which involves painting with heated beeswax containing pig-
ments, has been in use since the days of Ancient Egypt. Artists ranging from
Jasper Johns to Diego Rivera have made use of the ability to shape the wax
before it cools, as well as after, with heated metal tools. The wax can be
sculpted and polished as well. Modern tools, such as irons, hair dryers, heat Pots of heated bees-
lamps, etc., make working the wax even easier. Encaustic pieces will be ac- wax and pigments
used by students dur-
cepted for the exhibit on January 9, 2012, from 9am until gallery capacity is ing instructor Linda
reached. Contact Linda Sommer for more information. McCloskey’s encaustic
class at the YAA.
Artists of the Expressions Exhibit February 12 to March 4, 2012
The SLDG will serve as an extension of the main gallery for the Expressions
Exhibit artists. (See above.)
Volume 1, Issue 1 Page 12
SUNDAY AFTERNOON CRITIQUES AT YAA
Those of you who have would be a nice idea to 2:00 pm, and is geared
been members of the reintroduce a new ver- for our professional-
York Art Association sion of the monthly level members. All members
for many years will re- critique. may observe
You may participate in
member the monthly
We are pleased to an- one critique of your
each of the
critiques held on Sun- critique
nounce that Mary To- choice. Completed
days in the studio. sessions.
denhoft will be con- works or works in pro-
The critiques were ducting two critique gress are welcome.
hosted by various YAA sessions for the YAA. Any and all mediums
instructors and regional and genres are also Non-
A gifted artist, Mary is
artists. Each month, a welcome.
owner of Studio Gal- Professional
Painting of the Month
lery 234 in York and is If you do not wish to Artists:
was selected and dis-
an adjunct professor in actively participate,
played in the gallery. January 22
art at York College of please feel free to
Over the years, atten- Pennsylvania. come and observe the
dance declined and process.
The first critique will
monthly critiques be- Professional
be held on Sunday, Another critique event
came a thing of the Artists:
January 22, 2012, at is planned for Septem-
2:00 pm, in the studio. ber with Marion K. Ste- January 29
In its mission to pro- This critique is geared phenson conducting
vide educational oppor- for our non-profes- the critiques.
tunities for YAA mem- sional members. The 2pm
We look forward to YAA Studio
bers and the commu- second critique will be
seeing you participate
nity, the Education held on Sunday,
in these events.
Committee thought it January 29, 2012, at
ARTCHIVES by Marian Wright Canfield
Pictured on the title In 1910, the Women’s ner were the designers.
page of The Story of a Club of York paid to
Dynamic Community have the York Art Club
York Pennsylvania is the [the name of the York
Corporate Seal of Art Association in our
York, PA. early years] design the
official seal of York.
The book was pub-
lished around 1945 by Members Reinhardt
Official seal of York, PA
the York Chamber of Dempwolf, J. Horace From York City website:
Commerce. Rudy and James Gless- www.yorkcity.org
Page 13 Brushstrokes!
EDUCATION: New Opportunities in Winter Session
Two early session spe- format will include dis- cussed and demon-
cial workshops will be cussion, demonstration, strated.
offered as part of the exercises and plenty of
Along with our favorite
winter education pro- independent work
instructors, some new
gram. Each workshop time.
names are part of the
will be held on three
On February 10, 17 winter schedule: Thom
and 24, Pat Wertz will Kulp will be teaching
from 9am to 3:30pm.
be exploring a variety Experimental Mixed
On January 13, 20 and of painting surfaces, Media and Dana Bellis,
27, 2011, Bill Erwin will tools and techniques to Watercolor Portraits.
be offering a seminar help students bring vis- Consult the winter
on oil painting for ex- ual energy to their oil course brochure for
perienced oil painters, and acrylic paintings. more information on all
Instructor Marion Stephenson
uses YAA’s newly acquired life- as well as for artists of the exciting course
Health and safety pre-
sized skeleton to discuss anat- who typically work in offerings, and check the
omy with students in her fall cautions, color theory,
other 2D mediums and next issue of Brush-
class: Figure Drawing from the painting mediums, sur-
who would like to ex- strokes for information
Bones Up. face preparation and
plore oils. The class on March workshops.
other topics will be dis-
INSTRUCTOR TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Featuring: Dr. Johanna Monighan-Schaefer
Plein Air Watercolor brownish mess. held battery operated
Tip for the To prevent mud, I sug- fan.
Impatient Painter gest the following:
If it is ice cold and
Watercolor is a won- Since I am not the most
sunny, stay in the car
derful technique which patient person in the
and place the paintings
draws upon freshness world, I usually work
on the dashboard, and
and spontaneity. For on two to three paint-
they will dry in no time.
the watercolor painter, ings simultaneously.
the greatest challenge Hope this helps and
When the weather
is to keep the brilliancy have fun!
“For the conditions are good, I
watercolor of the color alive. can paint one layer of Dr. Johanna Monighan-
painter, colors, while the other Schaefer is an active member
The biggest problem is of the Susquehanna Valley
the greatest paintings are drying.
mud! I am not talking Plein Air Painters. She has
challenge is to taught at Messiah, Elizabeth-
about wet ground and What if the weather is
keep the town and Dickinson Colleges
flood zones, but muddy humid and the paint
brilliancy of in Pennsylvania, as well as at
colors. When each will not dry quickly the YAA. She earned her MFA
the color alive.”
wash or layer of water- enough for the impa- at Kassel University, Germany,
Dr. Johanna color is not completely tient? Try to lay the and her doctorate from Mar-
Monighan-Schaefer dry when an additional painting in the sun, burg University, Germany. She
layer is applied, every- has taught drawing, watercolor
warm it on the hood of and painting for over fifteen
thing turns into a grey- your car or use a hand- years.
Page 14 Newsletter Title
YAA & YORKARTS PLAN JOINT BUS TRIP TO
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART’S
VAN GOGH EXHIBIT
We are pleased to announce sion fee; a special, private val time at Queensgate Shop-
that the York Art Association docent tour of the exhibit ping Center of 5:30pm.
and YorkArts are sponsoring a one hour prior to the mu- There will be time for lunch
bus trip to view the Van Gogh seum’s opening; juice and and to view other exhibits
Up Close Exhibit at the Philadel- muffins to enjoy after our within the museum.
phia Museum of Art. early departure and trans-
portation. There are only 23 seats avail-
The exhibit focuses on the last able for York Art Association
tumultuous years of Van The trip is scheduled for Thurs- members, so sign up in the
Gogh’s life: “a period of fever- day, March 29, 2012. We shall YAA office as soon as possible
ish artistic experimentation.” depart Queensgate Shopping for this special opportunity.
Center at 7:00am and leave the Payment is due at registration.
The price of $70.00 in- Philadelphia Museum of Art at
cludes the museum admis- No refunds will be made after
3:00pm, with an estimated arri- March 15, 2012.
January/February 2012 Page 15
GALLERY GROUP ADDS MARKETING FEATURE TO BLOG
Membership is open Craft Center for four
free of charge to any days in early Novem-
member of the YAA. ber, 2011. Sonia Rohr-
The group meets on baugh coordinated our
the third Friday of each participation for the
month to discuss and second year.
plan exhibiting oppor-
The Gallery Group is
tunities in the commu-
renowned for its annual
holiday party, which
During the month of includes a tasty buffet
October, YAA Gallery and a game which pits
A new feature has been available to visitors of
Group artists were fea- members against each
added to YAA Gallery the site.
tured in an exhibit at other in competition
Group blog, which pro-
Member artists may the Hanover Area Arts for yard-sale reject
vides an opportunity to
also link their personal Guild. The show was gifts. A good time was
GG members, who
art websites to the coordinated by GG had by all.
would like to publicize
blogsite. member and HAAG
their art on the site.
If you would like to
In the Gallery Group Art- Yealey.
avail yourself of these
ists Corner section of
opportunities to adver- Again this year, a num-
the blog, a brief de-
tise your artwork to ber of YAA GG artists
scription of each artist
the YAA membership displayed their artwork
and images of three of
and the public, become for sale at the Christmas
his/her works, along
a member of the YAA at the Guild show and
with contact informa-
Gallery Group. sale at the Friendship
tion, is posted and
Gallery Group members whose work was featured in the York YAA Gallery Group artists were featured in a
Town Craft Guild’s Christmas at the Guild attend the artist re- fall, 2011, exhibit at the Hanover Area Arts
ception. L-R: Jane Leinbach, Fiel Patricio, Len Copeland, Joyce Guild, PA, coordinated by HAAG President and
Copeland, exhibit coordinator Sonia Rohrbaugh, Zelda Jones, YAA Gallery Group member Charlotte Yealey.
Linn VanWicklen, Ginny Fitz and Ed Van Wicklen
Page 16 Brushstrokes!
SALLY LITTLE DANYO GALLERY COORDINATOR
Serving as the Coordi- tercolors, and most ten, after which she
nator of the Sally Little especially, with her en- again had time to pur-
Danyo Members’ Sales thusiasm for making sue her love of art.
Gallery has special art.
As Coordinator, Rosa-
meaning for Rosalie
Rosalie sees her role as lie will help to recruit
Coordinator of the gal- artists for the SLDG
Rosalie came to the lery named in Sally’s exhibits, which will co-
York Art Association memory as a way to ordinate with those in
years ago with an inter- say thank you for the the Nancy Woodward
est in learning about inspiration to learn Memorial Gallery. She
art, but with little ex- about art that Sally will assist artists with
Sally Little Danyo Members’ perience. provided. the administrative pro-
Sales Gallery Coordinator cedures and the
In addition to volun- In addition to studying
mounting of the shows.
teering, she enrolled in at Bradley Academy,
a number of classes Rosalie pursued a Fine An addition to look
including figure draw- Arts major at York forward to in the new
“To take on the ing, portraiture, water- College of PA, with a year will be a program
Sally Little color and sculpture. minor in Art History, for each exhibit in the
which was interrupted SLDG, which will in-
Danyo Gallery, One of her classmates
by a career move by clude an artist bio and
was Sally Danyo her-
which was her husband that took information on each of
self, who, according to
the family to Cortland, the works, including
established in Rosalie, had a signifi-
NY. titles, mediums and
cant impact on her mo-
Sally’s memory, prices.
tivation to pursue art. After returning to
is a way for me York, Rosalie cared for See Page 13 for YAA His-
Sally impressed Rosalie torian Pat Teller’s article
her granddaughter until
to say thank with her whimsical wa- on Sally Little Danyo.
she entered kindergar-
you for the
motivation she SPOTLIGHT ON ALEX ROSENKREUZ (Continued from Page 5)
gave me.” Because he does resto- ing structure and a de- toration workshop at
rations of works from termination of whether The Art Center in Me-
different cultures, peri- the work was previ- chanicsburg.
Rosalie Bowman ods and styles, Alex ously restored must all Alex and his wife live in
Sally Little Danyo
Members’ Sales must do extensive re- be done. York, and he is cur-
Gallery search and chemical Alex has taught classes rently in the process of
Coordinator analysis before begin- on creating icons at the moving his Mechanics-
ning any project. YAA, and has taught burg studio to Philadel-
The chemical composi- classes on the Old Mas- phia.
tion of the medium, the ters, the Russian Im-
nature of the underly- pressionists and a res-
January/February 2012 Page 17
VOLUNTEER PROFILE: Phyllis Stump
Phyllis Stump began trator to the Executive getting to meet both
taking classes at the Committee. professional and non-
YAA after retiring from professional artists,
Phyllis also often helps
a career as a school meeting new instruc-
with intake of artwork
principal in the Dallas- tors, learning new tech-
for exhibits throughout
town (PA) School Dis- niques and helping a
trict in 2003. Before non-profit organization,
long, she was volun- Staffing is Phyllis’ favor- which provides an im-
teering on a regular ite volunteer activity, portant function in so-
basis. because it provides an ciety, to fulfill its mis-
opportunity to work sion.
Phyllis contributes her
along with YAA’s pro-
time and effort to the Phyllis sees the need
fessional and knowl- “I believe in the
YAA in a number of for members to volun-
edgeable office manag- idea of ‘pay it
ways. She is a valued teer to fill vacant posi-
office “staffer”, who is tions on the Board of
depended upon for her When asked if she has Directors as the most One of the
exemplary editing skills encountered any un- pressing for the YAA at benefits of
in proofing YAA publi- usual experiences as a this time. She would volunteering is
cations and official YAA volunteer, she also like to see us make helping a non-
documents, in addition responded that nothing connections with youth profit
to helping with more compares to what she and to recruit younger organization fulfill
routine office duties. had to contend with as members. its mission.”
a school administrator,
She serves on the Phyllis encourages eve- Phyllis Stump
and so she is un-
Board of Directors as ryone to do a little vol- YAA Volunteer
Secretary and brings unteering, so that the & Board Member
her many years of ex- For Phyllis, the benefits burden of work does
perience as an adminis- of volunteering include not fall on just a few.
CA CAMPAIGN 2012: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Volunteers are needed which runs from Janu- Each volunteer solicitor tant endeavor, con-
for the annual Cultural ary through March, contacts three or four tact Past President
Alliance Corporate supports the eight companies from a list Milton Leake, who
Campaign. member organizations. provided by the Cul- will serve as the
Each year the member The York Art Associa- tural Alliance, sets up a YAA Chair, at 717-
organizations, including tion receives about meeting and visits the 757-7097.
the York Art Associa- $8,000 from this joint companies to provide Board members
tion, provide solicitors fundraising effort, information about the are especially en-
to contact businesses which helps us to main- Alliance and its mem- couraged to help,
to ask their support for tain the YAA building ber organizations. since our funding is
the Arts in York and provide classes at a If you can help the impacted by the
County. reasonable cost to our York Art Associa- number participat-
The annual fund drive, members. tion in this impor- ing from the Board.
Page 18 Brushstrokes!
ART HISTORY IN THE NEWS
In October, 2011, duction of pigments. been heated at some
CNN.com reported on point, and that the
Along with abalone
an article from the early artists may have
shell vessels containing
journal Science, in used bone marrow,
remnants of prepared
Abalone shells like this one were which scientists an- urine and water, along
used as containers for prepared “paints” in yellow and
nounced the discovery with iron hydroxides,
pigments by ancestors of early two shades of red, ar-
humans. of what appears to be a to create their pig-
cheologists found tools
100,000-year-old art ments. The vessels had
that were apparently
studio in a cave in been used a number of
“They really knew used in the process,
South Africa, a few times.
what they were such as hammers,
hours from Capetown.
doing. It’s not just bones and grindstones. Although archeologists
idiosyncratic What is astounding have found bits of
behavior, but it’s Paint residue on the
about this finding is that ochre from earlier pe-
a very planned bones seemed to be
it appears to document riods of history, this is
process.” evidence that they
that our early ances- the first time mixed
were used to mix and
Francesco d’Errico, tors had a knowledge paints and the tools to
Researcher transfer the concoc-
of rudimentary chemis- make them have been
University of Bordeaux, tions out of the shells.
France try and intelligence that found together.
enabled them to plan An analysis of the paint
and carry out the pro- showed that it had
FROM OUR LIBRARY
“If a watercolor In The Oil Painter’s Solu- wrong.” portraits and creat-
tion Book, Northlight ing drama
goes wrong too The author presents
Books, YAA Library • Color dilemmas
strategies for dealing
often, you can’t #O10, art instruction such as painting
with many of the prob-
author, art journal con- whites and skin
easily save it, but lems commonly en-
tributor and practicing tones and creating
countered by all oil
artist Hazel Harrison color harmony
an oil is different: painters, in hope that
provides multiple solu- • Technical issues
they will prevent the
you know you’ll tions for 43 common such as controlling
issues from occurring
painting problems. paint and creating
get it right in the in the first place.
Harrison started out as
end, if you go on The problems are di-
an oil painter, but now If you would like to
vided into four catego-
trying.” works in all of the borrow this or any of
painting mediums, in- the other books in the
• Problem subjects
Hazel Harrison cluding acrylic. collection, please stop
such as clear skies,
in into the office for assis-
The Oil Painter’s She shares in her intro- buildings, metal,
tance in signing out
Solution Book duction, “when people glass and snow
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easy to use, they are sues such as editing
half right and half nature, composing
January/February 2012 Page 19
NEW WINDOW LATEST ENHANCEMENT TO BUILDING
from a small group to had been raised to
about two hundred support the project to
men and women by create a permanent
this time. visual art facility in
In the following few York.
years, the YAA became
adopted by-laws and a
constitution, steps that
would enable the Asso-
ciation to do fundrais- 220 South Marshall St. in 1969
ing and to purchase
property on which to
Our new energy- room on the fourth
build our current build-
efficient and wear- floor of the former
resistant bow window Cassatt Building, which
is the latest improve- was located in Conti- In 1966, a committee
ment to the current nental Square, York, was appointed to ex-
The building was dedi-
home of the York Art through1947, when the plore 20 existing build-
cated in 1984 as the
Association. space was no longer ings and three proper-
Guy & Mary Glatfelter
available. ties, and eventually the
Building of the York
group decided on the S.
References in our ar- Art Association, in
Marshall St. property,
chives document that honor of these pri-
because it offered tax
by 1959, the studio and benefits and adequate mary donors.
gallery were located at In 2010, after a fund-
328 East Clark Ave., raising campaign to
and by 1960, we were support improvements
at 321 Country Club to the gallery space in
Rd. In 1962, we had honor of Nancy M.
relocated to the sec- Woodward, both gal-
ond floor of 31 West leries were renovated
Philadelphia St., and with improved insula-
tion, new lighting, a
Photograph credited to Kathryn Grim in YAA Archives
YAA artists hold an outdoor ex-
new floor and fresh
Window installers begin the
painstaking work of removing
hibit in 1967 on the planned site of paint.
the current facility.
the deteriorated bow window
one pane at a time, as they A fundraising campaign
make the latest renovation to
was initiated under the
the YAA building..
presidency of E. Kurt
The S. Marshall St. lo- Studio and gallery space at the
Rottler, and by early
cation is one of several W. Philadelphia St. location 1967, $18,000 of the
to house the Associa- $30,000 goal was
were presenting exhib-
tion, formerly known reached.
its there, at the Histori-
as the York Art Club, By the end of 1969, the
cal Society and the
since it was formed in building was complete
York Little Theater.
1905 by a small group and open, and $55,000 YAA gallery in 2011
of men, who met in a Membership had grown
Encouraging & Developing Interest in the Visual Arts Page 20
YORK ART YAA BULLETIN BOARD
220 South Marshall St.
York, PA 17402 Exhibit PLEASE NOTE!
Announcements The YAA will now rely solely on
Fax: 717-755-0028 Members will be alerted York Suburban School District
to upcoming 2012 exhibits for closing decisions.
with post card mailings. On weekdays, check the local me-
Watch for your invita- dia or go online for closing
Visit our website or check in with tions to view each ex- announcements for
the YAA on Twitter & Facebook!!
hibit and to join fellow York Suburban.
members and guests If York Suburban is closed, the
at opening receptions YAA is closed. If York Subur-
and special events, ban opens late, YAA classes
such as lectures. will be held at their regularly
COMMITTEE APPLICATIONS FOR MISSING
EXHIBITS IN BOTH
GALLERIES FOR 2013 ARE Beige & white Found recently
Judy Bowen ie:
in fortune cook
BEING ACCEPTED FOR
Vice-President: CONSIDERATION. s in the joy
Janie McKnight Please call t and the
CONTACT THE OFFICE
the office of achievemen
FOR A PAPER OR ve effort.”
with info. thrill of creati
Phyllis Stump Posted by
Amanda Smith Cultural Alliance Partner Profile
Milton Leake The York Art Association is Northern Maryland.
one of nine partner agencies
that benefit from funding from Under the direction of
the Cultural Alliance, and who Kathleen Yeater, the 90
are participating in the alliance -member orchestra
Connecting People Who Care
to support each other in ad- performs two major
vancing the art scene in the
C o u nt y
Com m un it y
at the Strand-Capitol
In this issue, we recog- 50 N. George St., York Performing Arts Cen-
With Causes That Matter
nize The York Junior- www.yjso.org ter, York, and travels
The York Art Association
Symphony Orchestra, to other regional ven-
extends a special thank you whose members attend ues. Individuals and
to the Cultural Alliance of 5th through 8th grades groups offer free per-
York County and the York
County Community Founda-
in York and Adams formances within the
tion for their financial sup- Counties in PA and community as well.
Page 21 Brushstrokes!
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 Drop-off Encaustics 10 11 12 13 14
Student/Instructor & Student/Instructor
closes P/U 4-5
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Steven March Exh Gallery Group
opens 2-4pm YAA Board 7 Meeting 1
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 Encaustic Artists
Professional featured in Sally Little Danyo Gallery
January 15-February 5, 2012
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4
5 Steven March 6 7 8 9 10 11
Exhibit Closes 4pm
Encaustic Pick-UP 4-5
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Expressions Exhibit Gallery Group
Opens 2-4 Meeting 1
19 20 21 \
22 23 24 25
Panel 2pm YAA Board 7
26 27 28 29 Expressions Artists
featured in Sally Danyo Gallery
February 12-March 4, 2012
YAA will be closed if York Suburban School District is closed.
See Page 18 for more details.
SEE INSIDE FOR IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS!
Critiques return to YAA.
YAA & YorkArts Sponsor Bus Trip to Philadelphia
Museum of Art for Van Gogh Exhibit.
Applications being accepted for 2013 exhibits.
Volunteers needed for 2012 Cultural Alliance Campaign!
D I sc O e r Us!