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LAI Contact Information -

Membership questions, web site issues, and general LAI information:

Karl Eric Leitzel, Founder and Director
Telephone: 814-422-8461 (USA)

Karl Eric Leitzel Studio
155 Murray School Lane
Spring Mills, PA 16875

Steering Committee

Committee members work with the director to make major decisions and chart future directions of the organization. They also share the task of jurying applicants for membership. For the first year, the twelve charter members are serving as the Steering Committee.

Ken Bushe, Scotland
Margaret Evans, Scotland
D. F. Gray, Canada
Annabel Greenhalgh, Wales
Michael Chesley Johnson, Canada
Vitali Komarov, Czech Republic
Karl Eric Leitzel, USA
Lyn Mellady, Australia
Sandra Nunes, Brazil
Linda Holmes Richichi, USA
Charles Schaefer, USA

Contact information for the committee members may be found on their web sites.

Special thanks to Linda Leitzel for helping scour the virtual globe for quality artists and for general moral support.


LAI Discussion Group

This Yahoo discussion group is for communications that may be of interest to LAI members and artists in general. It may be viewed by anyone, but only group members are able to post messages. All LAI members are welcome to join.   link


Corporate Sponsors

Air Float Systems

Air Float Systems is supporting LAI and our World Tour by offering a 20% discount to all LAI members on their great protective shipping boxes. Mention that you are an LAI member to receive this discount, whether or not you are a participant in this year's World Tour.


Art For Patronage

Art for Patronage logoAn exciting new/old concept in artists and patrons working together to everyone's benefit. If you think this might be something for you to try, see


Related Links -

Web site design

If you don't yet have your own site and are considering making that move, or want to improve the site you have, you might want to contact fellow artist and charter member Michael Chesley Johnson. You can find his web design site, Three Crows Keeping Watch, at


Other art and artist organizations that may be of interest:


Many international artists and artist organizations are listed here.

The Painter's Keys Community for Artists

An online artists' community by renowned Canadian artist Robert Genn. Includes an extensive artist directory that has a no-cost basic level.

IPAP logoInternational Plein Air Painters

5th International Worldwide Paint Out - September 7-8-9, 2007

International Plein Air Painters is a blanket organization created for the sole purpose of advancing the execution and enjoyment of plein air painting without the restrictions and limitations of borders or regions. Membership is restricted to plein air painters, those serious to learn about plein air painting and those who wish to be benefactors advancing the plein air movement.


Australian Guild of Realist Artists Ltd

Formed in 1973 and dedicated to the preservation of Representational/Realist art.

Oil Painters of America


Agora Gallery Logo contemporary fine art gallery established 1984. Art consulting services to private and corporate art collectors are provided. Locations in the SoHo and Chelsea art districts. Exhibiting painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and mixed media. Artist portfolios are reviewed. The sponsor of the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition.


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