Meeting Presentations 2014-2017

November Meeting

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

7 p.m.

Macungie Institute

510 E. Main Street (Rt. 100)

Macungie, PA 18062

Artist Donna Haney will be our guest presenter demonstrating how to paint

trees. Donna will be working in oils for this demo. Donna maintains a studio

in Bethlehem and has been our guest presenter several times in the past,

always willing to share her talent with us. She paints and draws portraits

from life sittings, striving to capture the character and spirit of the individual

in a realistic-impressionist styles. Donna is a plein aire painter, illustrator,

muralist and draws caricatures.

"The Canal at Reigelsville"

To view more of Donna's artwork click here

October Meeting

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

7 p.m.

The Macungie Institute

510 E. Main Street (Rt. 100)

Macungie, PA 18062

Artist Erick Carrazco will be our demonstrator working in oils. Erick is a self-taught

artist from Nicaragua who has a degree in Civil Engineering. He currently works in

classical realism. Some of the techniques he currently uses are: Artistic Drawing

(Pencil on Paper), Realistic Oil Painting on Canvas (Portraits, Landscapes, Still Life)

and Primitive Oil Painting on Canvas. He uses the 7-layer Flemish technique.

See Erick's work at:

http://www.erickcarrazco.org

September Meeting

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

7 p.m.

Macungie Institute

510 East Main Street, (Rt. 100)

Macungie, PA 18062

Artist Karen Benco will be our presenter for the evening. Karen has won numerous

awards in juried and judged shows. In 2008 Karen gained signature status through the

Philadelphia Watercolor Society and in 2009 for the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. She

has appeared in the "International Artist Magazine" several times and will again be featured

in the August/September Issue. Karen has painted mostly florals through the years but

recently has been concentrating on painting rocks and waters and the designs she sees in

them.

June Meeting - PAL Annual Picnic

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Potluck Picnic starts at 4:00 pm (Bring your spouse or friend!)

Neffs Union Church Grove - Covered Pavilion

Travel North on Route 309 to Schnecksville. At traffic signal, bear right onto Route 873.

Continue 1.3 miles to church on left. (Past McDonalds)

Address: Union United Church of Christ

5550 Route 873, PO Box 66

Neffs, PA 18065 (When using GPS, use Schnecksville PA 18078)

May Meeting

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 7 pm

The Macungie Institute

510 E Main Street (Rt. 100)

Macungie, PA 18062

Our demonstrator for the month is Aryn Coyle, who paints in heavy textures and bold colors

using heavy gel mediums. She also occasionally sculpts.

Aryn competed for and won a spot in the Lehigh Valley Art Wars, scheduled for April 29th at the

Banana Factory. She will now compete in Art Wars Round One, where contestants will be given a

theme and a substrate to paint on and provided with a theme and a two-hour time limit. She will be

painting from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Saturday April 29th, at the Banana Factory parking lot tent. The

work will be judged by both the audience and a jury.

Aryn also will exhibit work at the Liberty Bell Shrine Museum on Hamilton Street in Allentown for the

open art gallery night on Third Thursday in July, where she hopes to show pieces from her upcoming

children's book titled "A Box of Coins".

Aryn has some permanent works on display at the Kavanau Museum and Gallery on 15th & Chew Streets

in Allentown.

To follow Aryn's activities, visit her at:http://www.facebook.com/ArynCoyleArts

April Meeting

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 7 pm

The Macungie Institute

510 E. Main Street (Rt. 100)

Macungie, PA 18062

Artist and sculptor Karel Mikolas will be our presenter for the evening, demonstrating

figure drawing in charcoal. Karel works in glass, wood, steel and other materials. His work has

been exhibited nationally. The Morning Call describes Mr. Mikolas as a "connoisseur of the human

form, creating sensual figurative works that twist, dance and soar". Karel maintains a studio in

Slatington.

March Meeting - Cancelled due to weather

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7 pm

The Macungie Institute

510 E. Main Street (Rt. 100)

Macungie, PA 18062

Our guest artist for this month's meeting is Donna Haney, a well known local artist who

maintains a studio in Bethlehem. Donna is proficient in many mediums, oil, watercolor,

pastel, charcoal and pen and ink. She paints and draws portraits from life sittings and

does plein aire landscapes. For this demonstration, Donna will paint an oil landscape.

http://www.manta.com/c/mttltv3/donna-haney-art-studio

https://www.facebook.com/donna.haney.5

February Meeting

Tuesday, February 14 , 2017, 7 pm

The Macungie Institute

510 E. Main Street (Rt. 100)

Macungie, PA 18062

Artist Lee Baldwin will be our guest presenter for the evening, demonstrating in watercolor.

Lee has worked in the sign industry and is now retired. Working mostly in watercolors his

subject matter is usually landscapes of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton. He will demonstrate

how to paint a watercolor from start to finish.

January Meeting - Cancelled due to weather

November Meeting

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 7 pm

The Macungie Institute

510 E. Main Street (Rt. 100)

Macungie, PA 18062

Our guest demonstrator for the evening will be internationally known artist, Mr. Hong Tatt Foo.

Mr. Foo was born in Penang, Malaysia. Awarded full scholarship from the Institute of

International Education and the United States Information Service (USIS), he obtained his

AA degree from Lincoln College, BFA (high honors) and MA in Art Education from the

University of Illinois, USA. He taught Art in Commack High School in Long Island, New York.

In 1975-1977 he took a two year leave of absence to teach at the Singapore American School.

After his retirement from the Commack High School in 1995 he went to Africa and as Head of

the Creative Arts Faculty taught art in the International School of Tanganyika, Tanzania for two

years. Mr. Foo was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award in Art in 2010 by Lincoln College.

Mr. Foo has exhibited extensively and conducted workshops around the world including Africa,

South America, Malaysia, Singapore, China and the United States. Mr. Foo continues to teach

art both privately and at the Allentown Active Life Center. Presently he resides in Pennsylvania

with his wife Sally. Visit his website, http://www.foogallery.com

Completed painting that Mr. Foo demonstrated at our meeting.

October Meeting

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 7 pm

The Macungie Institute

510 E. Main Street (Rt. 100)

Macungie, PA 18062

Our guest presenter will be Sandra Corpora who will demonstrate in oils, finishing a

painting that she has been working on.

UPDATE: See the finished painting at www.sandracorpora.com

Sandra has a BFA in Painting from Kutztown University, receiving the prize for top fine art

graduate. She paints primarily from life in the studio and outdoors on location.

Sandra is a member of several national art associations. She also teaches and conducts

workshops. Her work is in private and public collections in Italy, Canada, Norway and the

United States.

For more information about Sandra Corpora see www.sandracorpora.com.

September Meeting

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 7 pm

Lehigh Valley Active Life

1633 Elm Street

Allentown, PA 18102

Don Williams, Jr will be our guest demonstrator for the evening. Don is a native of

New Jersey. At age 16 he won the Governor's Award in Fine Art. The following year

he received a Scholarship in Fine Art to Montclair State University. Pursuing his art

career, he attended Ducret Art School and the Art Institute of Philadelphia. Mr. Williams

was asked to illustrate two children's books by Silver Moon Press in New York: "Night

Raiders Along the Cape," and "Conspiracy of The Secret Nine." Over the years Don has

been commissioned to do hundreds of watercolor portraits and landscapes. Currently,

he lives in Freemansburg, PA. He is an instructor at the Art Establishment in Fountain

Hill, PA where he shares his passion for art and teaches his secret techniques in

watercolor.

Click here to view photos of PAL Picnic

June Meeting

Annual Potluck Picnic - June 14th, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Neffs Union Church Grove - Covered Pavilion

Potluck picnic starts at 5:00 pm - Bring your spouse or a friend!

Directions: Neffs Union United Church of Christ, travel North on 309 to Schnecksville. At

traffic signal, bear right onto Route 873. Continue 1.3 miles to church on left. (Past McDonald's)

Address: Union United Church of Christ

5550 Route 873, PO Box 66,

Neffs, PA 18065

When using GPS, use Schnecksville, PA 18078

May Meeting

Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7 pm

Lehigh Valley Active Life

1633 West Elm Street

Allentown, PA 18102

Our guest demonstrator for the evening will be artist Tim Weaver who will be giving a watercolor

demonstration. Tim has won numerous awards in art shows in the northeast and has conducted

workshops for many art groups. He works in watercolor and oils. In 1996 Tim was elected to

signature membership in the Pennsylvania En Plein Air Society, a group of artists dedicated to

painting in the open air. His work can be seen at www.morgangalleryonline.com.

April Meeting

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 7 pm

Lehigh Valley Active Life

1633 West Elm Street

Allentown, PA 18102

It is with great pleasure that we welcome sculptor Karel Mikolas back again as presenter this month. Karel

was our guest presenter back in 2014. Karel is primarily a sculptor, using a variety of woods, metals, glass

and other materials, to carve curvy women. The Morning Call described Mr. Mikolas as a "connoisseur of the

human form, creating sensual figurative works that twist, dance and soar". Karel will sketch someone at the

meeting and do a portrait in clay.

Karel sculpts portrait of member, Lisa Scott

March Meeting

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 7 pm

Lehigh Valley Active Life

1633 West Elm Street

Allentown, PA 18102

Will Daskal will be our guest presenter, joining us for Session 2 of his 2-part demonstration "Acrylic-Designed

Underpainting with Oil Overpainting - A Classic Painting Technique". Mr. Daskal will be using water-soluble

oils to complete the tonal value, acrylic gray-scale underpainting that he painted at our January meeting.

See photos below of Will Daskal from our January meeting!

January Meeting

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 7 pm

Lehigh Valley Active Life

1633 West Elm Street

Allentown, PA 18102

Will Daskal will be our guest presenter, joining us for two meetings, January and March. At our January

meeting, he will focus on how to design and complete a visually-vibrant, tonal value, acrylic gray-scale

underpainting that will dazzle the senses; then, watch him utilize exciting water-soluble oil overpainting

and glazes to bring the composition to life and completion in living color at the March meeting.

Click here to view Flyer with more information on Will's presentations

November Meeting

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 7 pm

Lehigh Valley Active Life

1633 West Elm Street

Allentown, PA 18102

November's demonstrator will be Mark Saenger, who was our demonstrator in October 2014. Mark is

going to paint over his gray value painting he did last fall and do it in color. He asks that anyone who

has specific questions to put them on a card and give to him before our business meeting and he will

read over them then and incorporate them and answer them during his demonstration.

Mark Saenger is an award winning artist and workshop leader who maintains a studio in New Jersey. His

inspiration comes from nature. Saenger's goal is to stop time so as to capture a certain light effect to

ensure the viewer can feel the warmth of a sunset or the bitter cold of winter. He works primarily in oils.

His work can be seen at http://marksaengerstudio.com.

Mark invited members to paint on his

painting at the end of his demo

October Meeting

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 7 pm

Lehigh Valley Active Life

1633 West Elm Street

Allentown, PA 18102

October's demonstrator will be award winning artist David Lee. David has been a full-time artist for the last

twelve years. In the last dozen years, Dave has amassed more than 30 awards - including First Place awards

from Bethlehem Palette Club, Parkland Art League and Lehigh Art Alliance.

David is a watercolor and oil impressionist who paints landscapes and figures. His style is loose, bold and

spontaneous. He believes that an artist's focus is very short, and that one should execute his paintings as

quickly as he can. This is especially true when he paints outdoors on location. David has a B.S. degree from

State University of New York at Binghamton and has attended the New York Art Students' League.

David Lee will be conducting a workshop October 16 at Art Is Inn in Breinigsville. For information go to

www.artisinn.biz.

September Meeting

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7 pm

Lehigh Valley Active Life

1633 West Elm Street

Allentown, PA 18102

Our guest presenter for the evening will be Sandra Corpora, who will demonstrate landscape painting in oils.

Sandra has a BFA in Painting from Kutztown University, receiving the prize for top fine art graduate. She paints

primarily from life in the studio and outdoors on location. Sandra is a member of several national art associations.

She also teaches and conducts workshops. Her work is in private and public collections in Italy, Canada, Norway,

and the US. For more information about Sandra Corpora, see www.sandracorpora.com.

August Meeting

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 7 pm

Lehigh Valley Active Life

1633 West Elm Street

Allentown, PA 18102

August's presentation will be a watercolor demonstration by Gwendolyn Evans. Gwendolyn has studied

at the Art Institute of Chicago, has a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree, and has a Masters Degree in Design.

She has traveled and painted in many countries, and has taught classes and workshops for over 40 years.

Gwendolyn currently owns the Gwendolyn Evans Gallery in Bethlehem. Gwendolyn's work and more about

her can be found at www.gwendolynevans.com

June Meeting - Annual Picnic Neffs Union Church Grove

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Paint-out 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Potluck Picnic starts at 5:00 pm

Directions - Neffs Union United Church of Christ. Travel North on Route 309 to Schnecksville. At traffic signal,

bear right onto Route 873. Continue 1.3 miles to church on left. (Past McDonald's)

Address: Union United Church of Christ

5550 Route 873, PO Box 66

Neffs, PA 18065 (When using GPS use Schnecksville, PA 18078

Greeting Card Fundraiser

Be sure to support the Parkland Art League by purchasing packages of notecards featuring the work of PAL members.

Notecards may be purchased at regular meetings or contact Julie Wehr or Lexa Shallcross (610-393-2043) who both

have card packs at their homes. Contact Lexa if you know a store owner who might be willing to help market the cards.

Click here to see pictures of notecards

May Meeting

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7 pm

Lehigh Valley Active Life

1633 West Elm Street, Allentown, PA 18102

Our guest presenter for May will be artist Edith Roeder who will be demonstrating in oils. Edith has been an active

artist in the Lehigh Valley for decades. She is well known for her paintings of local architectural scenes, gatherings

of people, the Allentown Parks and the changing seasons. She has been an active member of the Lehigh Art Alliance,

the Parkland Art League and the Bethlehem Palette Club and each year, participates in the Art in the Park Festival in

Allentown.

April Meeting

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 7 pm

Lehigh Valley Active Life

1633 West Elm Street, Allentown, PA 18102

Our guest presenter for April will be artist Tim Weaver who will be demonstrating with watercolors. Tim has won numerous awards in art shows in the northeast and has conducted workshops for many art groups. He works in watercolor and oils. In 1996 Tim was elected to signature membership in the Pennsylvania En Plein Air Society, a group of artists dedicated to painting in the open air.

To view Tim's work, click here

March Meeting

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7 pm

Lehigh Valley Active Life

1633 West Elm Street, Allentown, PA 18102

Our guest presenter will be Carol Parker, a Special Ed teacher in the Bethlehem School District. Carol is a member of the Bethlehem Palette Club and says she has been painting all her life and has been selling her artwork for several years. She will be demonstrating in pencil on cards that are in various stages of completion so we can see the many layers needed to have a finsihed product. Carol will also be bringing some of her watercolors and other art.

February Meeting

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 7 pm

Lehigh Valley Active Life

1633 West Elm Street, Allentown, PA 18102

Our guest presenter will be Jacqueline Meyerson who will be demonstrating using pastels. Jacqueline is an award-winning artist who grew up in New York, "I spent most of my free time creating on many levels. I always had an affection for drawing but didn't pursue it as a profession. I took several art classes in college but it wasn't until later in life did I realize my full potential. In 2001, I gave up my full time job as a controller of a small electronics firm and decided to concentrate solely on my new endeavor. My motto rings louder than ever for me now, "it's never too late".

To view Jacqueline Meyerson's artwork click here

January Meeting

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7 pm

Lehigh Valley Active Life

1633 West Elm Street, Allentown, PA 18102

Our guest demonstrator will be Will Daskal. Mr. Daskal is an award-winning, watercolor landscape artist living in the bucolic Pocono Mountains. He is an energetic, highly regarded and well known regional watermedia impressionist and watercolor painting workshop instructor and plein air artist who loves to paint, taking great pride and pleasure in being able to pass on his technical knowledge to his many eager, receptive students.

Click here to view Will Daskal's artwork

November Meeting

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7 pm

Lehigh Valley Active Life

1633 West Elm Street, Allentown, PA 18102

Our guest presenter for November was Melissa Perhamus, a watercolorist who maintains a studio at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem.

Melissa Perhamus

October Meeting

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7 pm

Lehigh Valley Active Life

1633 West Elm Street, Allentown, PA 18102

Our guest demonstrator for October was Mark Saenger, an award winning artist and workshop leader who maintains a studio in New Jersey. His inspiration comes from nature. Saenger's goal is to stop time so as to capture a certain light effect to ensure the viewer can feel the warmth of a sunset or the bitter cold of winter. He works primarily in oils.

Click here to view Mark Saenger's artwork

September Meeting

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 7 pm

Lehigh Valley Active Life

1633 West Elm Street, Allentown, PA 18102

Our guest presenter for September is sculptor Karel Mikolas. He modestly teases that he has worked for 50 years and has never been classified as a 'starving artist'. He is primarily a sculptor, using a variety of woods, metals, glass and other materials, to carve curvey women. The Morning Call described Mr. Mikolas as a "connoisseur of the human form, creating sensual figurative works that twist, dance and soar". Mikolas maintains a studio in Slatington but his sculptures are on view now at the Antonio Salemme Foundation in Allentown through September 30. Also on view are the bronze models for two of Mikolas' large-scale local public commissions: his Asa Packer memorial at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, and his soaring, nine-foot tall monument to Dr. Conrad Raker at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in Allentown.

2014 Member Show

Community Gallery, Allentown Art Museum of Lehigh Valley

31 North 5th Street

Allentown, PA 18101

Click below to view photos of Show

Allentown Art Museum Show

June Meeting (Picnic)

Click here to view photos of picnic

Annual Picnic and Paint-Out

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mayfair Festival 2014

Mayfair 2014

Lynn Litrenta and Connie Peters, two of our members that volunteered to paint at this year's Mayfair Festival representing the Parkland Art League.

May Meeting

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 7 p.m.

Lehigh Valley Active Life

1633 Elm Street, Allentown, PA

Our guest presenter for May is internationally known artist Hong Tatt Foo. Mr. Foo was born in Penang, Malaysia. Awarded full scholarship from the Institute of International Education and the United States Information Service (USIS), he obtained his BFA (High Honors) and MA in Art Eduation from the University of Illinois. He taught Art at Commack High School in Long Island, New York for 26 years and exhibited widely in Long Island. After his retirement, he taught art at the International School of Tanganyika, Tanzania, Africa for two years.

Mr. Foo has exhibited extensively around the world, including Africa, South America, Malaysia, Singapore, China and the United States. Presently, he resides in Pennsylvania where he maintains a studio at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem. He works in acrylic, watercolor and oriental style painting.

Hong Tatt Foo
Hong Tatt Foo - "Dance of Life"

"Dance of Life" by Hong Tatt Foo