New Hope Art League

Inspiring, encouraging and empowering artists

Events & Activities


7pm, usually on the last Tuesday of the month, which on depends on our speaker

St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church School Cafeteria, lower level

1 Riverstone Circle
(at Rte. 179/ West Bridge Street – by Staples)
New Hope, PA. 18938

Bring a friend!

NHAL calendar:

2017: Upcoming events

Tues., Nov. 14 - John Ennis to present

John Ennis has been recognized with over a dozen national and international awards for his portrait work. His subjects include hospital presidents, university deans, corporate CEO's, board chairmen, physicians, judges, headmasters and other notable national figures. His work is included in the collections of the U.S. Navy, Drexel University, M.I.T., Princeton Healthcare, Boston Latin School, University of Pennsylvania, University of the Sciences, Foundation for the Carolinas, Massachusetts General Hospital, Temple University and many more. He was educated at the Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA) and the Art Students League of New York.

In his words, "There are few art forms that lend themselves more to the expression of the human experience than painting a portrait. I use what time I have with a portrait subject to explore their life, their personality, and the perception of the people that know and love them. When I step up to the canvas, I am searching for something about them, their character, their love of life, their place in our world, but ultimately I am expressing my perception of them. It's a shared experience and great fun. Left behind is a short but often intense bonding with an individual, family or group of people, and a legacy that outlives us all."

Nov. 3 - 18 NHAL Fall Show for Members at The Conservatory, 4059 Skyron Drive, Doylestown
1 piece per artist 
Drop off Monday, Oct. 30,  10am- 4pm
Reception Fri., Nov. 3, 6 - 8pm
Show Nov. 3 -18, gallery open Mon. - Fri. 10am 8pm, Sat. 10am - 2pm
Pick up Monday, Nov. 20 
Dec. 12       Holiday Party 
January meeting
February meeting

April 6 - 21    NHAL Juried Show at The Conservatory, 4059 Skyron Dr., Doylestown, PA
2017:       Past events
Jan. 31 Meeting with photographer Ricardo Barros

Figuring Space: A Multi-Media Presentation

Ricardo Barros is a photographer, writer, and curator. His photographs are in the permanent collections of 11 museums, including The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Harvard University’s Fogg Art Museum. He received a Fellowship in Photography from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in 1984. Along with Margaret O’Reilly he curated the 2010 Fine Arts Annual at the New Jersey State Museum. He has served as an advisor to, and curator for, the Arts Council of Princeton, and he has led numerous photography and creativity workshops in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Feb. 28 Meeting with Dana Garber Applestein, artist and granddaughter of Daniel Garber, reveals stories about her grandfather, his life and his art 
Mar. 28 Meeting with Lisa Hanover, Director & CEO of the Michener Museum, answers the question
"So What  IS in the Michener Museum Archives?"
April 25            Sandra Corpora will do a landscape/plein air lecture and demo

         Visit her website: 

May 17th Roy Kinzer from Golden Paints did a lecture and demo.
Weds., Sept. 13 Late summer NHAL Picnic 
Tues., Oct. 25 Larry Chestnut presented, painter.  
2016: Past events: 

January 15 Philadelphia Museum of Art with Patrick Connors

February 23 NHAL meeting Artist of the month: Alan Fetterman, Lecture and Demo "Living in an Artistic Lexicon"

March 8 NHAL meeting Artist of the month: Patrick Connors, Lecture “The Chiaroscuro and the Ambiguity of Gloom”

March 12th: Workshop with Patrick Connors 

April 5th  NHAL meeting, Artist of the month: Georganna Lenssen, Lecture and demo “The Painterly Still Life” 

April 9 & 10: Workshop with Georganna Lenssen

May 20 Award reception for Juried Show

May 20 - 22 Juried Show open 12 - 6pm
June 14 Meeting with John Murdoch presentation and demo 
July 21 Picnic 

Sept.  13 Meeting with Artist of the Month: Stanley Bielen
Oct. 4 Meeting with Artist of the Month: James Toogood
Oct. 31 NHAL Fall Show (Members' Show) drop off at The Conservatory, 4059 Skyron Dr., Doylestown (by the airport)
Nov. 4 -19 Members' Show at The Conservatory
Nov. 4 Reception for the Fall Show at The Conservatory
Nov. 21 Pick up  artwork from Fall Show, 10am - 4pm
Dec. 8 Member Holiday Party  

  7pm NHAL meeting speakers at St. Martin of Tours Church cafeteria (lower level),1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope, PA

Artist of the month: Alan Fetterman

 Lecture and Demo "Living in an artistic lexicon"

February: no scheduled events


NHAL juried show prospectus online March 8th

Tuesday, March 8th - NHAL meeting

Artist of the month: Patrick Connors

Lecture “The Chiaroscuro and the Ambiguity of Gloom”

Workshop: Saturday, March 12th


Wednesday, April 6th -  The MET in NY. The show they are highlighting is Elizabeth 

Louise Vigee Le Brun, 1755-1842. Details as we get closer.

Tuesday, April 5th NHAL meeting

Artist of the month: Georganna Lenssen

Lecture and demo “The painterly still life”

Workshop: Saturday, April 9th

NHAL show entry deadline April 17th 6pm

Tentative docent tour of The Barnes with Georganna (late April or early May)