52nd Annual Fall Show and Sale


The Hanover Area Arts Guild's Board of Directors thanks the participating artists of our 52nd Annual Fall Show for their talents and artistic vision. As always, the over-130 works entered showcase the impressive skills of our members. Please plan on seeing the exhibit in person, and encourage your friends and fellow artists to do likewise.

The awards juror for the 2020 Fall Show is Linda Benton McCloskey, who has achieved signature artist status with the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, the Baltimore Watercolor Society, and the Philadelphia Watercolor  Society. She has also attained Nautilus Status in the International Society of Experimental Artists. Linda maintains a gallery and studio at The Millworks in Harrisburg, PA, where she also conducts classes and workshops. The Arts Guild is honored to have her serve as our juror.

Thanks to board member Eric Miller for spearheading the exhibit's organization, our intake volunteers, staff member, Rob Campbell, the Show and Gallery Committees, and Board Secretary Julie Miller.

A special word of thanks also to our event sponsors, who make the awards possible:

Michele and Woodie Witman
Exchange Club of Hanover
Marc & Elizabeth Hirsh
Miller-Hanover Insurance
PA Watercolor Society
Andy & Deb Smith
Eric Miller
Nancy Bittinger
Kirby Heltebridle
Minuteman Press

We thank the sponsors for encouraging artists in the region to share their works with the community.

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"Silhouette" (Oil & Acrylic) by Sandra Desrosiers


Hanover Area Arts Guild
2020 Fall Show Award Winners


• Best of Show:

Sandra Desrosiers, "Silhouette" (Oil & Acrylic)

• Photography:

Award of Excellence - Teresa Aumen, "Peyton"
Award of Merit - Christopher Fowler, "Lander in Winter"
Honorable Mention - Craig Sheely, "V.S. #2"

• Oil & Acrylic Painting:

Award of Excellence - Julie Riker, "Craigshead House"
Award of Merit - Sandra Desrosiers, "Eyes Wide Open"
Honorable Mention - Charlotte Yealey, "Resting Borzoi"
Honorable Mention - Felicity Sidwell, "Landscape I"
Honorable Mention - Jane West, "Music Matters"

• 3-Dimensional Art

Award of Excellence - Michael Parameros, "Profiles
Award of Merit - John Sokolovich, "Speedo
Honorable Mention - Jim Mackey, "Misfit
Honorable Mention - Don Jones, "Mimosa Lidded Vessel"

• Other Media:

Award of Excellence - Joanne Bast, "Winter Sky
Award of Merit - Barbara Hess, "Fairbanks Morse Diesel"
Honorable Mention - Rebecca Yates Shorb, "A Little Night Music"
Honorable Mention - Patti Schwartz, "Mount Hood, OR"

• Watercolor:

Award of Excellence - Eric Miller, "Memory"
Award of Merit - John Walker, "Gator"
Honorable Mention - Linda Young, "The Pueblo Sales Pitch"
Honorable Mention - Chris Buchholz, "Transcendent Tractor"

• Students:

Award of Excellence - Sarah Simmons, "The Hand"
Award of Merit - Emma Simmons, "Picasso Portrait"

• Judge's Choice Awards:

Christopher Fowler, "21st Street Rock Garden" (Photography)
Sharon Benner, "First Frost" (Oil & Acrylic)
Sandra Desrosiers, "Blue Velvet Band" (Oil & Acrylic)
Mary Moores, "Hilltop View" (Other Media)
John Walker, "1910 City Scape" (Watercolor)
Jerry Gadd, "Frederick Farm" (Watercolor)
Mike Parameros, "Mini Totem" (3-D)

Art is best seen in person! Please visit the exhibit during our regularly scheduled gallery hours:

Wednesday, Noon - 6:00
Thursday & Friday, Noon - 7:00
Saturday, 10:00 - 3:00

Closed, Sun/Mon/Tues

Hanover Area Arts Guild
32 Carlise Street
Hanover, PA 17331

‭(717) 632-2521‬

The online gallery below represents just a portion of our over 130 works in our Fall Show exhibit displayed in our galleries. We hope you visit.