Art Shows to Enter: June

Pastel Society of America “Enduring Brilliance” Entry due June 16. Contact: Maryland Pastel Society "Shades of Pastel" Entry due July 15. Contact: SW Art magazine “Artistic Excellence” Entry due July 15. This is could be a chance to have your work published! Contact: Allied Artist of America Entry due July 18 Contact: Connecticut Pastel Society "Renaissance in Pastels" Entry due September 1. Contact: International Artist The magazine's editor wrote that the magazine was always looking for new artists to feature and if any artist would like to be

Welcome New Members and Signature Members

Welcome to our new member Deborah Haaf from Breinigsville, PA 18031. Congratulations to Pat McDannel on obtaining Signature membership in the Society. Congratulations also go out to Judy Leasure on recently obtaining Signature membership in the Society.

A Visit With Vincent van Gogh

Time Machines have always fascinated me. It would be a thrill to climb in one, check the destination, and bravely push the button that would transport me back to the late 1880s to Arles, France. My dream would be to meet Vincent van Gogh. I’m sure he would be quite surprised to see me appear before him and want some answers. I imagine I could probably find him from dawn to dusk out in the countryside at his easel busily painting the wheat fields, wearing a straw hat to shade him from t he hot sun. Or maybe in his room doing another self portrait. How in the world can a person paint so many self portraits of himself? I certainly would ask him that. What a thrill it would have been to s

Meet the Members

Judy Leasure, Workshop Coordinator Artist Judy Leasure lives in Smethport, PA with her husband, Charles, and a charming Bedlington Terrier named Wills. Since her arrival, she has actively participated in the arts community in McKean County and nearby surroundings. In October of 2010 she was juried into the PA Wilds Artisan Trail program. While she enjoys floral and still life painting, Judy specializes in pet and animal portraits in pastel. Her work is realistic and she works hard to capture the spirit and personality of her animal subjects. She especially enjoys working in miniature and has had several of her works included in various miniature shows. Judy has exhibited at the Ap

The Program Committee is now the Education Committee

Anne also informed the group that the program committee has been renamed and is now called the education committee, The committee (Anne, Kathleen, Virginia) is working on a variety of activities for our members. .

Birthday Party Committee

Judy Wilson, Jen Shuey, and Denise Wagner volunteered to plan an eventful 10th birthday party for the Pastel Society membership. If you have ideas to share, please contact any member of the committee.

Mike Beeman Workshop Update

.We have 12 people registered. That leaves 4 empty seats. Those can be filled by either full participants or 1-day participants. The 1-day fee is $150. As to the questions one-day registrants may have, Beeman has this to say: "I use the same approach regardless of what I paint….it’s more about observation and painting shapes than painting fur, feathers and flowers." Contact:

Pastel Expressions

The Pastel Expressions show opened on May 1 and on May 3 SAMA of Ligonier Valley was a participant in the local Museum Day. A joint PaintOut with CPPS and PPAL was held on the museum grounds and it was a lovely day for Plein Air painting. The event was well attended and there was lots of interest in the painters and the show. Attending from PPAL were Patricia Young, Rita Kambic Haldeman, Diane Grguras, Marian Sallade, Karen Frerrick and Nan Hought. Anne Kenyon attended from CPPS. The Pastel Expressions show is beautifully and professionally displayed and the Museum has produced a large trifold brochure featuring a dozen color reproductions of members paintings. It is about a 2 hour drive

Artist Spotlight: Judy Leasure

Degas Pastel Society Biennial Juried Show 2012 Pastel Society of North Florida Bienneal Juried Show 2012 Degas Pastel Society Biennial Juried Show 2014 - 2 paintings were accepted and one was printed on the announcement postcard Pastel Society of North Florida Biennial Juried Show 2014 - 2 paintings were accepted Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA, "It's Small" National Juried Show 2014 - This is an all-media show. Two paintings were accepted, one oil and one pastel. The oil was included in the flyer for the show. CPPS-PPAL Juried Show 2015

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