The Echo Valley Art Group, established in 1945, is an organization of 25 professional artists of a broad range of ages and styles, working and creating in the Lancaster County area. Membership is by invitation, with artist selection based on their exhibition history, career development, participation in the arts community, and what they add to the group. EVAG meets monthly to discuss their work and current art events, and to organize their annual exhibit of new work, and other exhibits. They hold an annual auction of affordable original art, with the intent of sharing their artwork with their community and collectors, and to raise funds to support the arts in Lancaster.
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The current members of the Echo Valley Art Group are Carol Anspach, Daniel Burns, Ann DeLaurentis, Rob Evans, Milt Friedly, Bruce Fry, Jim Gallagher, Carol Galligan, Jeff Geib, Claire Giblin, Susan Gottleib, Richard Huck, Heidi Leitzke, Heather Heilman Loercher, Robert Lyon, Carol Morgan, Richard Ressel, Peg Richards, Abby Rudisill, Brant Schuller, Carol Toner Shane, Ellen Slupe, Scott Spangler, Richard Whitson, John David Wissler, and emeritus members Ronald Sykes, Kenneth Kirsten, Kenneth Hoak, and Joann Hensel.