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Lancaster Arts Hotel Art

“Art to me is about discovery….I encourage [my students] to not get 'precious' with their work, [to] be ready to always risk it for something new. Once we get too precious, then we stop growing the work. It is a metaphor for life.”
- Susan J. Gottlieb, Lancaster artist

Explore the creative fruits of Lancaster in the hotel's first floor art gallery. Lancaster, Pennsylvania is home to a host of creative talent and our art gallery is proud to promote their fine work. Director, Lisa Clemens provides a passport to inspiration with a selection of both historic and contemporary works by Lancaster artists. The brick-lined streets of our eclectic little city and the rolling farmland surrounding it have inspired artists such as Charles Demuth, Blanche Nevin, Jacob Eichholtz, and David Brumbach, to name a few. The Arts Hotel is proud to display over $300,000 dollars’ worth of fine art throughout and on its historic walls. Enjoy a visit to our renowned art gallery and experience some of Lancaster, Pennsylvania's finest talent.All art in the hotel is available for purchase.

For information on exhibiting your art at our hotel, please contact Lisa Clemens at (717) 203-0131 or 

THE LANCASTER ARTS HOTEL GALLERY is open daily, and is a popular space for Board Meetings and Cocktail Parties. It is suggested you call the Hotel prior to your visit if you are making a special trip to be sure the Gallery is not occupied at 717.299.3000. The Arts Hotel Gallery endeavors to expose the work of established Artists to a broader audience and promote the rich fabric of the Arts in Lancaster County.

Currently on Exhibit

In the Gallery

  • In the Gallery
  • In the Gallery


NED WERT new work


Artist's Opening Reception Friday, October 3, 5:00 - 8:00 



Lancaster Fall Artwalk Weekend, October 3-5, 2014 / Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 and Sunday Noon - 4:00

CLICK HERE for Featured Galleries during Artwalk


 NED O. WERT a post abstract expressionist, began his career in the late 1950's with realistic work in watercolor.  Metaphorically speaking, the baby wasn't tossed out with the bath water, rather the underlying representational roots are alive, despite the deliberate process of deconstruction. "If I tell the whole story," he says, "I leave out any opportunity for interpretation, and I believe art must be a vehicle to communicate."  Rich in his characteristic color and gestural discovery, Wert's latest collection of mostly smaller works address the challenge of working in a different scale, and in some cases, are references to earlier works.  "My real intent with this collection was to reflect some of my favorite influences of the past - ethnic cultures, landscapes and nature, celebrations, and the freedom and spirit of youth."   CLICK HERE for Ned's resume and images of the collection


TODD LEHMAN, Ned Wert, and Barrie Spessler were all schoolmates in Millersburg, Pennsylvania, before launching in to their independent art careers years ago.  The three will meet again at the Lancaster Arts Hotel on First Friday, October 3rd, where Lehman's work will be featured in John J. Jeffries Restaurant, adjacent to the hotel lobby.  Join them at 4:00 for the Happy Hour Meet and Greet, then enjoy the Artist's Reception starting at 5:00 to the sounds of Spessler's professional jazz duo.  Wert's work will remain on display in the gallery through November, and Lehman will be featured in Jeffries through February.  CLICK HERE for Todd's resume and images of the collection


For more information on the artists and their work, or to inquire about a purchase, please visit, or call 717-367-9236 and speak to Lisa Clemens, Director, Arts Hotel Gallery at the Lancaster Arts Hotel, and the Lynden Gallery.  


"Wert's abstract paintings are a refreshing dive into every inch of the color wheel and the result for other color junkies is downright intoxicating."

Susan E. Lindt, Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

In the Blanche Nevin Room

  • In the Blanche Nevin Room
  • In the Blanche Nevin Room

Susan Lapp

As a flautist and artist, my art and music are very closely related in that with both, I strive to create not the exactness of nature or notes, but a mood. Despite all of nature's beauty, a delicate flower, a drop of water on a leaf after the rain, it is not a perfect image I try to paint, but an inner feeling - abstract, yet real. To look for something that isn't there, yet creating an image in your mind.

 My paintings are about colours, textures, always nature - sea, land or sky. My inner experience, not to be felt for that is mine, but to paint it into an image for you to experience in your own way. My mixed media works are the more intricate, complicated side of me. They represent the chaos of life, again, not the exactness of nature, but a mood. Out of chaos, comes a calmness once the work is completed, as in one's life. Each piece is a painting, cut by hand, each new miniature square revealing one small image of nature, reassembled to create an essence. Then, different objects are added. Bronze, silver, gold, precious stones, shells, hand blown glass, wire, whatever my mind sees to enhance the scene giving life and energy.


 Susan has a B.F.A. from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec and now lives in Guelph., Ontario. She is also a professional flautist, teacher, composer and was curator of Art-In-Guelph Gallery until 2003. Her memories of travels throughout Canada, United States, parts of Europe, South America and Asia mark the varied moods and feelings in her art. Her paintings are found in private and corporate collections throughout Canada and U.S.

"Abstracts have imagination.

Imagination has life.

Life has colours.

Colours have energy.

Energy has emotions.

Emotions are what make us human." - S.L.

In John J. Jeffries Restaurant

  • In John J. Jeffries Restaurant
  • In John J. Jeffries Restaurant

Todd Lehman

"How do you explain abstract painting? Nineteenth-century English critic alter Pater said that all art aspires to be music. In a New York Times interview several years ago, the late Spanish painter Antoni Tápies said, "One should compare modern art tomusic." But while a connection to music -— especially to classical music and jazz-—is sound and logical, we can also compare abstract art to modern dance. The movements of the dancers-—like a pencil or a brush-—break the stage space into shapes. Abstract painting too is about spaces and shapes, and about energies and visual noise-—but like music and modern dance it can also be about silence and solitude.

But what about the paintings themselves? What about technique? Most of my paintings are on paper. And they are small. Perhaps a result of my interest in the beauty and strength of Indian miniature paintings. I prefer the hard surface of paper to the softer textured surface of canvas and use a variety of scraping devices in addition to brushes. When I work I glaze colors over other colors, an old academic technique I learned in art school. Sometimes I scrape colors down or wash them down with turpentine-—and then apply other colors over top.

What inspires my paintings? Several things -— landscapes, architecture, archaeological ruins, poetry and music. The connections between painting and the other arts are very clear to me. Then there is the energy of New York City-—it is inescapable. Those of us who live and work in New York become addicted to the city's drive and speed and visual noise, but we also, and for obvious reasons, require moments of solitude and meditation. So my paintings are sometimes like a screaming traffic jam, other times like the quiet of a leaf falling in a Japanese garden. Can this dichotomy be explained? Certainly. My paintings, like most other artists' paintings, are a mirror-—a reflection of where I live, where I go, the books I read, the music I listen to and some personal stuff. They are the pages of a visual autobiography." T. Lehman 2013

 For more information on the artists and their work, or to inquire about a purchase, please visit or call 717-367-9236 and speak to Lisa Clemens, Director, Arts Hotel Gallery at the Lancaster Arts Hotel, and the Lynden Gallery

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