New Hope Art League

Inspiring, encouraging &
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 or first floor classroom 

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

Bring a friend!

NHAL calendar:

2019 Upcoming Events:

RESCHEDULED due to weather advisories from 1/29/19 TO SATURDAY, FEB. 23, 2019  2-4pm


Award-winning artist Randall Graham will be presenting his work and talking about his painting process, discoveries and current paintings. Randall is from the Chadds Ford area and is a plein air and studio oil painter. For more information about Randall, visit 

We have moved Randall's presentation and demo to a special DAYTIME event.

(Note: We will still have our regularly scheduled Feb. 26th meeting with Emily Thompson. (Hope the weather cooperates for both!)

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Randall Graham Presentation/Demo 
Randall will do a demo demonstrating his cold wax/oil method.
2 - 4 pm
St. Martin of Tours Church, School Classroom 104, 1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope.

See more of Randall's work on his website.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 7-9 pm


As a fine artist Emily has been recognized both regionally and nationally for her paintings. Her work is about the beauty of design, atmosphere, mood, color, the application of paint and texture. She is influenced by the landscape both rural and urban, roadside architecture and vintage signage. She has exhibited at The Woodmere Museum in Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, The Trenton City Museum, The Monmouth Museum and other venues in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and California. Emily?s work is part of private collections throughout the U.S. Emily and her husband, fine artist George Thompson live and work in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Visit

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7-9 pm


Long time artist, teacher and resident of Bucks County, Pa, Barbara Lewis trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and at Studio Incamminati, both in Philadelphia.
Out of favor for decades, classical training in drawing and painting is making a resurgence, and Barbara promotes this in her own teaching. ?It takes years of drawing and painting from life to develop artistic strengths. One has to learn to see nuances in value and color, to handle proportion, composition and perspective, before one can accurately and expressively paint.? Barbara will give a mini presentation on the history of portraiture and also do a charcoal portrait sketch demo. Visit

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 7-9 pm


Primarily self-taught and fascinated by the space that lies somewhere between photography and painting, Dan?s work embraces both the conceptual and the material. Dan?s decidedly modern approach to digital photo manipulation, juxtaposed with classical sensibilities and the physical enhancement of the encaustic wax medium, renders the works a timeless and tangible signifcance. Dan will be doing a demo of his encaustic mixed media photography. Visit


2018:     Past  events:
Jan. 30 We had a special meeting venue, Al Lachman's gallery in Peddlers Village, at Rt. 202 & 263, Lahaska.  Mr. Lachman spoke about his new series of artwork, "Metamorphosis."
Feb. 27 Materese Roche, contemporary landscape artist  or
Tues., March 27th
sculptor Jennifer Frudakis-Petry presented her artwork    
April 6-20     NHAL Juried Art Show at The Conservatory
                          4059 Skyron Dr., Doylestown, PA See the 2018 Show page on this site for details
April 24    Pat Achilles presents how to set up an Etsy online shop
May 22    Jamie Bischoff , Lawyer, discussed matters pertaining to the arts

"Jamie B. Bischoff focuses on trademark, copyright, trade secret, advertising, Internet, unfair competition, patent licensing, and infringement issues. Jamie has 32 years of experience representing creators and users of intellectual property in an array of industries and enterprises, including pharmaceutical manufacturers, hospitals, universities, professional sports teams, software developers, advertising agencies, investment companies, and publishers, as well as individual authors, scientists, photographers, and artists.

July   NHAL picnic

Sept. 25  - Adriano Farinella
Adriano is a painter living and working in Easton, Pennsylvania. His work has been widely exhibited in the Lehigh Valley, as well as most recently in California and New York City. He teaches drawing, painting, and figure drawing at the Baum School of Art as well as workshops from his studio in Karl Stirners Arts Building in Easton. He approaches studio work as a spiritual practice, painting landscapes from both memory and imagination with a focus on the sky and clouds as symbols of impermanence. He is most inspired by paying attention to the present moment and the evolution of memory.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 7-9 pm


We?re pleased to welcome back James Toogood for our October meeting. James was one of our jurors for our Juried Show earlier this year.

James Toogood?s over 40 solo exhibitions include the 2015 exhibition ?James Toogood: Watercolors? at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PAFA. He has had Retrospective/

Recent Work exhibitions at the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia and the Mas- terworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Bermuda. Juried exhibitions include the National Academy of Design, the Taiwan International Watercolor Society and the Shenzhen Watercolor Biennial. His work is in public and private collections around the world.

He is an elected member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Water- color Society, Allied Artists of America and the Philadelphia Sketch Club. His work has earned numerous awards, including the 2010 Allied Artists of America Gold Medal of Honor. His work appears in such public collections as the Woodmere Art Museum, the Masterworks Museum, the Naples Museum of Art and the Noyes Museum of Art.

James regularly writes for publications in the US and abroad. He?s contributed to over two dozen books. James is the author of ?Incredible Light and Texture in Watercolor,? North Light Books.

James lectures and conducts workshops throughout the world. He teaches watercolor at PAFA.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 7-9 pm


Roy will be demonstrating the QoR Watercolors and the Grounds which, according to Roy, ?are out of this world!? There will be demos and free samples for attendees.

December - Holiday Party & Art Swap

2017:       Past events
Jan. 31 Meeting with photographer Ricardo Barros, Figuring Space: A Multi-Media Presentation

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.
Sept. 13   Late summer NHAL Picnic 
 Oct. 25 Larry Chestnut presented, painter.  
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 NHAL Juried Art Show open 12 - 6pm
June 14 John Murdoch presentation and demo 
July 21 Member Picnic 

Sept.  13                Meeting with Artist of the Month: Stanley Bielen
Oct. 4 Meeting with Artist of the Month: James Toogood
Nov. 4 -19 NHAL Fall Members' Show at The Conservatory, 4059 Skyron Dr.,           Doylestown, PA
Nov. 4 Reception for the Fall Show at The Conservatory
Dec. 8 Member Holiday Party  

  7pm NHAL meeting speakers at St. Martin of Tours Church School,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)


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