At the Rose & Shamrock Festival held at the Downtown Marriott Convention Center
18 & Over
Syllabus: Click here for the syllabus. Registrations are open via quickfeis.com
2020 Art Competition Judges:
Seamus is an artist, and traditional singer from County Derry, Northern Ireland. He graduated in 1978 from the College of Art in Belfast. He was Northern Ireland's Rome Scholar in 1981-2 completing a series of prints illustrating the work of Irish Poet Padraic Fiacc. Marriage brought him to the US in 1984 and since then he has lived and worked in Philadelphia and Long Island. Now a resident of Lebanon PA, he has served for many years on the board of Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts and promotes Community Arts through the First Friday Art Walk. His involvement in Celtic Music has led to the creation of the long-running Lebanon Third Saturday sessions. His projects allow him to combine his art skills with his interest in song and he has created a CD of Celtic Christmas Music and another of songs relating to James Joyce's Ulysses.
Seamus can be seen performing every month at Irish Traditional Music Sessions in Central PA. His favorites are: The Lancaster Session at Tellus360 from 2:00 until 5:00 PM every fourth Sunday of the month, The Annie Bailey's Session, 28 E King St., Lancaster every second Sunday of the month and The Lebanon County Session at The Union House Taproom and Livery,12 E Main St, Richland, Pennsylvania 17087 from 5:00 until 8:00 PM every Third Saturday of the month.
Donna retired after 30 years of teaching art in the public school system. Her career began at Pequea Valley High School and ended with the Hempfield School District teaching grades K-6.
Vania is an artist and illustrator in Elizabethtown. A graphic designer by day, she began experimenting with painting in 2014 as a personal creative outlet. She began painting in an illustrative style but has shifted to a kind of expressive post-impressionism, with splashes of vibrant color. She has shown work in galleries and shows in Lancaster, Lebanon and Mt. Gretna. Most recently, she was the YWCA Harrisburg’s Artist of the Year. Her work can be found on vaniahardy.com.