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Earl Lehman Acrylic Demo
March 2015
Photos by Kathy Apfelbaum
DVAL wishes our friend and supporter, John Baker, much success in his upcoming show at West Chester University. Please visit the gallery to see John's work.
By Laurie Murray

If you haven’t been to Chester County Art Association for awhile, you owe it to yourself to stop by. New director Karen Delaney and her equally energetic staff have been hard at work to ensure that their programs offer something for everyone.

What’s new starts outside, with Christo-inspired orange banners and a signboard that always has something fun to read.

Fun and enthusiasm are part of what is new at CCAA, beginning with a warm greeting when you walk through the door. You didn’t just imagine it, the shows in the two galleries ARE more professional than ever. And there’s an atmosphere that didn’t exist before: A show with a tree theme has beautiful living trees from Agway to enhance the art. A holiday show is designed like a European street festival with tents, mulled wine and tiny lights.

There are several new instructors to provide you with everything from in-depth courses to inexpensive weekly workshops. Basketweaving? Batik? Byzantine bracelets? Let’s do this!!!

Karen is particularly excited about renovations to the Clay department in preparation for a two day Clay Days show coming in early October. Several new classes and an open studio are now available for those of us who would like to find out whether doing some 3-D projects will make our paintings that much better.

Fundraising for expansion planned at CCAA is still underway, so you won’t find granite countertops in the bathrooms. But you might just find more of what really matters.

Meet Our Sponsors:
The Chester County Art Association
Chester County Art Association
100 North Bradford Avenue, West Chester, PA 19382 
610.696.5600
Bradford Avenue Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 AM to 4 PM

​EXTON Studio Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
11AM - 5PM
Meeting Cancellation
​In the event of cancellation, members will be notified by email (members without email addresses will be notified by telephone) no later than 8am day of meeting. Cancellation notice will also be posted on the website along with specific information regarding re-scheduling of cancelled meetings, workshop and jury process.
MEMBER PARTICIPATION
DVAL is a volunteer run organization: all members are asked to serve on a committee. Please download the Membership Participation Checklist and note areas where you would most like to help. Return form to Mary Rinderle Smith: Marysmith.dval@gmail.com
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