Community Art News

Parkland Art League's 2020 Luther Crest Art Show

March 3 to April 29, 2020

Luther Crest Senior Living Community

800 Hausman Road

Allentown, PA 18104

Gallery Hours: currently closed due to current events

Faith Watercolor Painters Group

Of Faith Presbyterian Church, 3002 N. 2nd St., Emmaus, PA (Cherokee and 2nd Street)

Six week term beginning Thursday, February 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, and April 5, 1 to 4 p.m. Format will be, share paintings first half hour, lesson or tips in second half hour and then paint till 4 p.m. Still life set-up will be provided but you may also bring your own photo studies or whatever you are interested in.

Any questions contact Richard Farmer at (610) 967-4401 or

This class is open to all water media, pencil or pastel. (The church does not allow use of solvents)

Free Workshops at the Emmaus Public Library Art@EPL

11 East Main Street, Emmaus

The Emmaus Public Library is partnering with the Lehigh Art Alliance to bring art to the community. A series of workshops, lectures and exhibits will be held at the library in 2020. Sign up for workshops by phoning Lauri at (610) 965-9284, ext 210, or by email to, or in person at the library front desk. For more details visit Check library website for up-to-date information.

Activities at the Art is Inn

9868 Weiss Road, Breinigsville, PA

Pastel Journey with Jacqueline Meyerson, PSA-MP, IAPS-MC

April 24-26, 2020 (Date subject to change)

Suitable for all levels, beginner through advanced

Jacqueline Meyerson has achieved notable recognition for her work, as evidenced by her designations in these organizations, Pastel Society of American-Master Pastelist and the International Association of Pastel Societies - Master Circle status. She is also a member of the International Guild of Realism and a member of the Salmugundi Club in New York. Her awards are numerous and she is sought after as an instructor.

This 3 Day workshop will start with an evening session on Friday 4/24 from 6 to 9 pm with a demonstration painting by Ms. Meyerson, and an introduction to the world of pastels. This evening is suitable for both beginners and advanced students who want to learn about Jackie's tips and advice on pastels, supplies, techniques and framing.

Saturday and Sunday sessions will run from 10 am to 4 pm with lunch provided. Beginner students will learn how to paint a red rose from a photograph that is provided. All students will begin their journey with exploring the application of pastels, recognition of values, color and edges and their impact on your work. Advanced students will work from a still life set-up or their own photographic references. Discussion will center on layout, editing, and preparation. Your pastel journey will begin and also focus on application, recognition of values, color and edges.

Open Studio

Fridays 1:00 to 4:00 PM (Sign up on website) Other times by appointment

Plein Aire (Fall) / Portrait Drawing (Winter)

Tuesdays 9:30 to 12:30, (sign up on website)

Artists looking for a place to hold a workshop or have an exhibition of their work, call Deb Haaf at (610) 533-5345 or email

For workshop details, visit

Pastel Workshop

with Jacqueline Meyerson, PSA

Beginners welcome. Come have fun!

Six two hour classes for $110. Held at Hobby Lobby in Easton.

For more info call (610)336-0589 or visit

Pastel Classes at the Banana Factory

Taught by Marianne Knipe. Intro and Intermediate Pastel Painting.

Check the Banana Factory website for further information and registration.

gallery 840

840 Hamilton Street, Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18101

Hours: Wednesday 11-2:30, Thursday 11-5:30, Friday 11-2:30, Saturday 10-3

April 2nd to May 31, 2020

Roads Less Traveled

Reception - April 26, 1 to 3 pm (tentative)

Local artists Marianne Knipe, Jane Ramsey and Joseph Skrapits share their unique interpretations and inspirations found along their personal journeys. Come discover the art of the quiet and hidden places.

On-line Store - visit website and shop for art online.