Artist Workshop at Spring Hills Farm with Tim&Lala

Develop your personal connection and deepen your relationship with your art.
June 17-30

Focused on each individual’s personal vision. In this charged, supportive environment you will be encouraged to push the limits of your art, to take risks and to get a clear understanding of the nature of your creative path.

Participants see their work with new eyes and leave with a feeling of excitement for the possibilities opening up to them.

  • Open to all levels of experience and training
  • Space and support to draw, paint, sculpt and write

We provide you with studio space in the stunning setting of the farm. Here you will have 350 acres to explore. This is a farm that is rooted in a deep respect and love of nature. The relationships with the land and the animals is heart-felt and as artists we get to experience this connection for ourselves. A unique opportunity in a unique place. A chance to immerse yourself in your work while being open and expanded by the rich environment of the farm.

Tim Hawkesworth grew up in Ireland, immigrated to the US in 1977. He has been showing in New York since the early 1980s as well as other cities around the country and in Europe. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art News, the New Yorker, the LA Times, the Boston Globe and the Irish Times. His work is in many public and private collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Dublin City Hugh Lane Gallery. He is currently represented by Littlejohn Contemporary in New York, Peyton Wright Gallery in Santa Fe and the Hilsboro Galleries in Dublin. His work was featured in a solo exhibit at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin in 2008, and again in 2014.

Lala Zeitlyn claims her real education as an artist took place on the family farm although she studied painting at Bard and Philadelphia College of Art. She has been showing in the Philadelphia area and her work is in many private collections. She is also a practicing body worker and brings this knowledge to her teaching, exploring the many forms of access we have between body, mind and spirit. She has taught workshops with Tim Hawkesworth for the past twelve years. Currently Lala is also continuing her doctoral studies in theological  philosophy and field work in the healing arts.

Artists attend to explore the continuing relevance and power of the personal mark as the foundation of  painting and drawing. Participants examine how this hand-made characteristic, combined with physicality of materials, can become a vehicle for creativity that roots communication back into lived experience while offering the possibility of more expansive and accelerated consciousness. Tim and Lala work individually with each participant, focusing on their personal vision.

Email Lala Zeitlyn, or Tim Hawkesworth, for more information. Or call (610) 213 5783.

AFA Annual Open House Meeting & Holiday Party

Our annual open house meeting/holiday party will be held on Wednesday, December 16 at 7 pm. There will be a pot luck dinner. We ask that the food you bring be ready to serve. There will also be a small art exchange grab bag. Please bring a small piece of art if you would like to participate! For more information call 570-969-1040 or email

Plein Air Workshop with Brian Keeler

Brian Keeler will offer a plein air workshop for painters in Scranton, PA at the AFA Gallery on Saturday, August 15 from 9 am to 4 pm.

This event will be preceded by a gallery walk and slide lecture at the AFA Gallery the evening before, Friday August 14 from 7 to 9 pm. The slide lecture will present many of the important concepts and aspects of his teaching, so it is recommended that all participants attend this free presentation. The lecture will also be open to those not planning to be a workshop attendee.

The workshop is geared mainly for oil painters but also open to those working in pastel or acrylic. The fee is $100. Please contact the artist to pre-register before Friday, August 7. Keeler’s work will be featured in two exhibits during August at the Laura Craig Gallery and the AFA Gallery. Openings will be on First Friday, August 7 from 6 to 9 pm.

To register for the workshop please contact Brian Keeler at 570-746-1187 or 570-721-0055 or

Visit the artist’s website to learn more about his work

small art, BIG DEAL

June 2015 – AFA Gallery of Lackawanna Avenue in Scranton will present a unique art sale and fundraiser June 26th to the 28th, 2015! Small Art BIG DEAL is an innovative event that will fill the AFA Gallery with as many donated 4” x 6” works of art as its white walls can hold. Artwork of emerging artists will be interspersed with that of established artists. Pieces will be signed on the back only, ensuring the artists’ identity remains secret until the work is purchased.

Hundreds of collectors and art lovers are expected to vie for their favorite pieces, accessibly priced at $50 each. All proceeds will benefit the AFA Gallery.

Opening on Friday, June 26th with an exciting first-come, first-served ticketed reception, from 6pm-9pm, the benefit is expected to create quite a buzz through the art community. Admission is $25 and includes the earliest chance at purchasing the art, refreshments, light fare by The Epicurean Delight, and music by Rich Jenkins! The sale will continue on Saturday and Sunday June 27th-28th from 12-5pm each day with no charge for admission.

This fundraiser is made possible by our event volunteers and sponsors Augelli Printing, Digital Print & Design, The Epicurean Delight, Lori Ryan Photography, Marquis Art & Frame, ProActive Family Chiropractic, Rich Jenkins & WNEP.

2015 June Members’ Exhibition and Discussion!

AFA will host the first of their two annual Members’ Exhibitions in June. A multitude of artists will be showing work in a variety of media. The exhibition will run from June 4 to 13 on both floors of the gallery. The opening reception will be held on Friday, April 6 beginning at 6 pm. There will also be an open discussion of the exhibition on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 pm.

For more information email or call 570-969-1040.

“Lessons Learned from Viet Nam”

“Lessons Learned from Viet Nam” will be the topic of the Artist’s Talk by photographer and Viet Nam Vet, John Hudanish, on Friday , May 15 at 7:00 PM at Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Avenue . Scranton , PA. Veterans, history buffs and students will find his points of view will stimulate discussion and thought about US involvement In Viet Nam and in more recent conflicts. Can war be avoided by revisiting such history? Hope to see you there!saigon.policemaninwhite.hudanish