Hershey Area Art Association

Promoting, encouraging and perpetuating the fine arts and fine arts education in the region

Since 1995.


Agnes Handwerk

Member since  2016.

Agnes initiated her art career in the Netherlands.  She studied under a renowned Dutch artist and mastered the techniques of acrylics creating still life, landscape and figure paintings. While residing in Europe, she traveled extensively in the art venues of Italy, Poland, France and Germany.

Returning to the United States in the 1980’s, she immersed herself in an administrative career with Kemper Group Insurance.

Agnes resumed her stateside art education perfecting painting and drawing techniques with an award winning Lake Geneva artist. She specializes in-still life, landscapes and wildlife utilizing colored pencil, watercolor and acrylics. Her most recent commissioned work is a 3’x5’ acrylic barn/landscape painting for an out-of-state client


Wisconsin State Award; Medium-colored pencil; “Eiffel Tower” for outstanding architectural achievement

Wisconsin Regional Art Program(WRAP); Honorable Mention-Medium-watercolor; “French Rose” and Honorable Mention – Medium – watercolor; “Bird in Snowy Evergreens”

Geneva Lake Art Foundation(GLAF); People’s Choice Award ;Medium-colored pencil;”Azaleas”

Walworth County Fair; 1st Place; Medium-colored pencil; “Azaleas”; 2nd Place; Medium-acrylic;:”Peppers” and 2nd Place; colored pencil; “Seascape” 3rd Place; -Medium-watercolor;”Cardinal in the Snow”.


Geneva Lake Art Foundation; Wisconsin Regional Art Program; Hershey Area Art Association