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:

2018: Upcoming events
January 30th meeting, 7-9pm
We have a special meeting venue, Al Lachman's gallery in Peddlers Village, at Rt. 202 & 263, Lahaska.  Mr. Lachman will speak about his new series of artwork, "Metamorphosis."

"Soulmates" painting by Al Lachman

From Al Lachman: "I try to approach each painting with a minimum of predigested information. I look at the world with the natural curiosity of a child, always looking for unique qualities that each new moment brings with it. Showing how skillful I am is not important; in fact, it gets in the way. I believe talent is the ability to take risks, and with that in mind, I am willing to risk all every time I paint. The most exciting paintings for me are the ones that have a bold, fresh approach and at the same time show the sensitive and subtle workings of the heart and mind.

I do not have any formulas. I am always searching because I’m far more interested in what I can learn today than what I accomplished yesterday. I paint intuitively–if it feels right, it is right. If it feels wrong, it is wrong. I paint loose, free and spontaneously, not only because it satisfies me but it also allows the viewer to involve themselves visually and emotionally in the painting. I let their imagination finish the painting while my imagination has made that possible.

Technique wise, I am very interested in translucency in my paintings.  I paint in many mediums including oil on linen, a combination of acrylic, pastel and watercolor, as well as drawing. I am experimenting continuously with new materials and technology.  I believe this is the portal to creativity."

Tues., Feb. 27th, 7-9pm at St Martin of Tours School 
lower level, 1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope
Emil  Emilie Pitts, manager of the Philadelphia Chapter of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, will discuss the organization (PVLA), their services and give a presentation about Intellectual Property Laws, and how they relate to art and artists. This will cover plagiarism, copies, use of images protected by copyright, and how can artists protect themselves (protect their works from being used without permission, and prevent potential lawsuits).

Tues., March 27th
, 7-9pm at St. Martin of Tours Church School, lower level, 1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope
sculptor Jennifer Frudakis-Petry will present her artwork.

Jennifer is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts a four-year certificate as a painting major. She studied at the Frudakis Academy with her fatheEvAngelos Frudakis for four years in an intensive sculpture program learning anatomy and design. Jennifer studied ceramics at the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia with Gary Donahue.
Exhibitions and awards include Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Juried Annual Exhibition, 1984. Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia PA, 1984. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Annual Students Exhibition, 1984, National Sculpture Society, Juried Annual Exhibition, NYC, 1985Allied Artists of America Annual Exhibition, NY, 1985 National Academy of Design, Juried Annual Exhibition, NYC, 1986 Women Artists of Atlantic County, Atlantic Community College, NJ, 1993 Ocean City Art Show, Ocean City NJ, 1999 Greater Norristown Arts League, Juried Sculpture Show, Norristown PA, 2006 and Audubon Juried Group Show, Audubon PA, 2006.
Outdoor monuments include a 6' tiger, poly-resin cast of the school mascot, at Holy Family University, Philadelphia, a 6' x 8' bronze bas-relief of the history of Negro Baseball League for the entrance the athletic department at Stockton State University, Galloway Township, NJ.  Kean University, two 5' diameter bas-reliefs of university mascot and school seal, ten bas-relief plaques of Kean Family Crest that surrounded the two larger bas-reliefs, poly-resin, and The Press of Atlantic City main headquarters, Pleasantville, N.J. 100th Anniversary Monument, 12’ stainless steel hands and granite base, 1996
Additional sculpture commissions include 7' bronze sculpture of Emlen Tunnell, NFL Hall of Famer for the new Radnor Township building, unveiling in June 2018, 3' x 6' mobile for the Philadelphia Young Playwrights headquarters, center city, Pa. 2017 and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, bronze portrait bust of Founder, Father Sean Sullivan, 2011, Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame, bronze portrait bust and figure sculptures of six players in 2004, 2009, 2010 and 2015. Created four bronze bas-relief sculptures for the Culinary Institute of America for the Vintner Hall of Fame inductees in St. Helena, California 2015. Raven, life-size, bronze, Gerald Kress, Plymouth Meeting PA, Memorial Park Cross with Dove, St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Devon PA,  Horace Bryant, bronze-like size portrait bust, Carnegie Library, ACNJ, an eagle, bronze, Triumph Group, Wayne PA.

bronze by Jennifer Frudakis

April 6-20, 2018 NHAL Juried Art Show at The Conservatory
                                                      4059 Skyron Dr., Doylestown, PA 
See the 2018 Show page on this site for details 

March 1 Entry deadline by 6 pm

March 15 Accepted list posted online

April 2 Delivery of accepted work 10 am-7 pm

April 6 Opening reception 6 pm- 8 pm

April 20 Last day of show

April 24 Pick up 10 am - 7 pm
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.  
Tues., Nov. 14 John Ennis presented, painter.
Nov. 3 - 18 NHAL Fall Show for Members at The Conservatory, 4059 Skyron Drive, Doylestown
Dec. 12         Holiday Party  
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)