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Downtown Lancaster, PA

Instead of traveling to paint and be artistically inspired this year, I decided to focus on an aesthetically charming city right outside my gallery door; Lancaster!  Follow the red umbrella down shady streets, past familiar buildings, and in front of iconic landmarks through my exhibit of new, original works which will be unveiled on First Read More

The audacity of it all!

29 years ago before there was any Gallery Row, and when only 2 galleries existed in the city, hundreds of artists from Lancaster county and city would converge upon the streets downtown for the large, annual art show. Taking place only one Sat. per year, it wound up and down most of the streets in Read More

A Room Transformed

Because a good piece of art can transform any room.

Lancaster Mennonite School Commissions Liz To Paint

Lancaster Mennonite School commissioned Liz to paint a series of vintage scenes of the campus over the course of three years. Starting in 2010, the series was completed with the 2012 edition.  The Lancaster Intelligencer Journal / New Era covered the story. “Early Years on the Campus” 2010 Pastel Original Commission. Original and all Limited Read More

Liz’s Art at Lancaster’s Premier Day Spa & Salon

Lancaster’s premier day spa and salon in downtown Lancaster, Visage a’ Visage, has invited Liz to fill the entire first floor with her artwork. The former Mary Reynolds mansion on the corner of Duke and Clay streets stands as a regal, grand lady; now lovingly restored by the Spa’s proprietors. Liz is honored to have Read More

Romance (An Engagement) at the Gallery

David chooses Liz Hess Gallery as the setting for his marriage proposal to Monique.

Liz’s Easter Peeps Painting To Benefit Friendship Community

THE PEEPS SET SAIL 10″ x 12″ Framed, Acrylic Original $350 (SOLD) Note cards now available Liz, together with several other artists, were asked by the Lancaster Newspapers to use the beloved Easter marshmallow candy as their muse. The article appeared in the April 5, 2012 edition of the Lancaster Newspapers. Each artist chose a Read More

Red Umbrellas Inspire Virginia Classroom Kids

Dear Ms. Hess, We are the Reading Group from Mrs. Miller’s class here at Cub Run Elementary School in Virginia. We went to your website and looked at all your paintings. We thought they were extremely cool! We liked the story about the red umbrella in your paintings. We admired them so much that we Read More

Wedding at the Gallery

In June, 2011, a wedding took place at Liz Hess Gallery. Dan and Danielle entered into an intimate, nuptial ceremony, complete with red umbrellas.

Bed & Breakfast Named After Liz’s Art

Liz was asked permission, and gave her consent to the proprietors of a B & B in Hershey, PA, to name their establishment, “The Red Umbrella Bed & Breakfast“. Featuring Liz’s art, visitors from other regions are making it a point to stop in at the gallery in downtown Lancaster after spending a night at Read More

West Africa Painting Project

Dutch Apple Dinner Theater Exhibits Liz’s Works

Local theater carries Liz’s works The Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Lancaster invited Liz to exhibit her “Red Umbrella Collection” in the lobby and gift shop during the months of June and July to coincide with their feature musical, “Singing in the Rain.”

Bon-Ton Features Liz’s Art

Article in Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster Newspapers (Photos below) “Red Umbrella Series To Get Red-Carpet Treatment by Carla Di Fonzo October 11, 2008 Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster Newspapers When Liz Hess found out her work would be celebrated this weekend in honor of National Arts & Humanities month, she said her reaction could best be described as ‘dumbfounded’. ‘I Read More

Liz Invited To Exhibit in Switzerland

Commissioned in 2007 to paint the Emmental Valley where the Anabaptists originated, Liz was then invited to exhibit her works at the Schaukäseri in Affoltern, Switzerland. Swiss leaders of Emmental commissioned the painting as part of the country’s Tauferjähr 2007 commemoration – Year of the Anabaptists, highlighting this ancestral home of many Lancaster County Amish Read More

Liz Presents Art Workshop in Mexico

Rancho La Puerto Spa Local Artists Honored Liz Hess and Freiman Stoltzfus, art colleagues and friends, were invited to be guest presenters at the award winning “Rancho La Puerta” spa and resort located in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. Encompassing health and wellness for the “mind, body and spirit” with an amazing array of activities, Liz Read More

A Couple Is Engaged at the Gallery

Kirsten Johnsen didn’t realize that her date with beau, Tim Martin (both of Lancaster) would result in their engagement during a First Friday evening at Liz Hess Gallery. Unbeknownst to her, Tim had arranged ahead of time with Liz that the diamond ring he had purchased would be hidden within the center of a lily. Read More