Prez Sez March 2018


Our premier show is coming up - the Annual Members Show which will be displayed in the Hershey Library Gallery Hallway.  Intake for the show is March 17, with a reception on Sunday, the 18th from 1 - 3 PM.  Registration is in progress, and we are excited to see all the original, never before displayed works of art.  All the details can be found  on our website, or contact Chris Slates at 717 641-3279, or

There are many classes that will be beginning new sessions.  Glenn Blue is a new instructor that will  offer a three day workshop in April. He will be sharing many of his techniques in watercolor for radiant paintings.  He is well known in the York area, and we are delighted to have him come to Hershey. 

John McNulty is offering a new class about drawing with your composition in mind.  This class is to begin this coming Tuesday.  There is still room in the class.  If you want to attend, contact Kathy Smeltzer our Class Chair ASAP at or 717 566-1212.

Check out details on all our wonderful classes on the website.

Following are a couple of volunteer opportunities:

 1) Hershey Area Art Association will be providing a children's art project at Art Fest (formerly Art on  Chocolate) May 12th,  the Saturday before Mother's Day.  We'd love to have extra hands to assist children in a marbling project.

 2) We would like to expand our use of  Facebook   to announce classes and meetings.  If you use Facebook, please consider helping our Association by being the contact person to post upcoming classes.  To express interest, or get   more information, please contact me at or 717 541-4223 for either activity.

Speaking of Facebook, we are trying to generate more traffic to our page.  To facilitate this, please ask your friends to "like" our page as it builds a following.  We will be using it more to share our meetings, classes and shows. 

 With a new year, the Board is busy evaluating goals for HAAA, and plan to present them to the membership at our September general meeting to prioritize. Previous to that meeting, if you'd like to express a direction you'd wish to see HAAA go in the future,  let one of our Board members know.  Along with your suggestion, please provide a plan  to accomplish the goal.

An update on the back area of the Historical Society building:  When the weather becomes adequate for germination the plan is to level and grade the ground, then spread grass seed. After the seed has taken hold, a walkway of paver stones will be installed to the doors to replace the present slate walkway. 

Thank you to all who have renewed your membership to HAAA for the 2018 year. Without your support we could not exist.     For those who would like to renew, please send the membership dues of $20 to HAAA, P.O. Box 654, Hershey, PA  17033.




Cindy Ankney, President