Meet the Members: Kim Gates Flick

Kim is a mixed media artist, sharing her passion for creativity as a Visual Art Instructor for Penn State through the School of Visual Art and Outreach Programs. Although her Master of Fine Art degree was earned at The Vermont College of Fine Arts, she is Penn State proud of her BFA and Equine Science degrees earned at University Park. Born in Bellefonte and raised in the foothills of the Bald Eagle Mountains, she is a native daughter of the Centre region and keeps it local with membership in various community organizations: The Farmland Preservation Artists, Central PA’s Pastel Society, The Art Alliance and America’s oldest art organization, The Philadelphia Sketch Club. Kim is listed on

Art Shows to Enter

Pastel Society of America “Enduring Brilliance” - Entry due June 16. Contact: UArt 2015 Online Pastel Competition - Competition closes at midnight June 30th The Chicago Pastel Painters' Exhibition - Entry due July 1 Contact: Maryland Pastel Society "Shades of Pastel" - Entry due July 15. Contact: SW Art Magazine “Artistic Excellence” - Entry due July 15. Contact: Allied Artist of America - Entry due July 18 Contact: The Pastel Society of the SW - Entry due August 5 Contact: Arkansas Pastel Society - Entry due Septem

Buy, Sell, Trade, or Loan

Jill Foster will loan DVDs by M. Katherine Hurley, Bob Rohm (water), Dick Ensing, Greg Biolchini, Ann Templeton, Liz Haywood-Sullivan (water and skies) and Deborah Secor (shadows). Contact Jill at

Artist Spotlight: Judy Leasure

Judy Leasure has been juried into 5 major pastel shows since 2012. She also has a painting in the 2015 "Pastel Expressions" show at SAMA Ligonier.

Artist Spotlight: Jeanne McKinney

Jeanne McKinney is showing a painting in the Art Association of Harrisburg's 87th Annual International Juried Exhibition from May 15 through June 18, 2015. She is also showing a painting in "Pastel Expressions" - Joint Exhibition of Central PA Pastel Society and the Pittsburgh Pastel Artist League at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Ligonier, PA. The show runs May 1 through August 23, 2015.

Artist Spotlight Marianne Fyda

Marianne Fyda now has paintings showing in the Bellefonte Art Museum, Schlow Library, the HUB at Penn State and in the "Pastel Expressions" show at SAMA Ligonier Valley

"The Boating Party"

“The Boating Party” By CASSATT Looking directly into his eyes she feels the pull, ache of his hands on the oars, the pressure of yellow wood in his arch, the harsh tickle of his old wool cap black with chimney dust and sweat. A feathering of spray on her naked nape dries quickly in a refreshening breeze, she trembles slightly from the chill. She wishes he would pull the bunched jacket from his thick sweatered middle. His eyes reflect lapis from the lake. Her eyes, dark, water in the wind. The child’s legs rest heavily between her thighs, swinging, swinging with the boat’s motion. A tear snakes down her cheek and suddenly she wants to go home.

Meet the Members: Susan McCartney

I am treasurer for this great group. I guess it was sort of natural for me to become treasurer since I have a Business Degree from Bucknell. My business experience includes owning a needle point and knitting yarn shop; where I designed sweaters and needlepoint canvases. I have worked in the commercial real estate business and finally as County Commissioner in Mifflin County for eight years. I have two daughters also Bucknell grads and two grandsons. Porter will be starting University of Kentucky in the fall and CJ is currently a freshman in high school. CJ has been making art since he as 8 years old and Porter is starting to paint. Both boys frequently send me images of their art work

Artist Spotlight: Susan Nicholas Gephart

Susan Nicholas Gephart was juried into the 2015 Plein Air Camphill competition that took place at the end of May. "Painting in Nature Art Camp" June 15-17 Susan Nicholas Gephart will be returning to Millbrook Marsh for her 6th year teaching pastel, plein air sketching, and watercolor to teens in grades 6 to 12. The national art companies that sponsor Susan Nicholas Gephart as a dedicated workshop instructor are Gamblin Artist Colors, Unison Pastels, and Jack Richeson.

Margaret Evans Workshop: November 6 & 7, 2015

Margaret will be here to help celebrate our birthday month. She will present a 2-day workshop on Friday and Saturday. Because of the time of year, this will be a studio workshop so start collecting some wonderful reference photos to work from. The cost of the workshop is $300 for the full two days or $175 for a one day registration. The information sheet and registration form will be available soon. The decoration on our birthday cake is that Margaret will join us for our meeting on Sunday, November 8, where she will do a demo. She is going to donate her demo piece to the society and we are planning to see that one of our members will become the fortunate owner of this piece. The selec

Mike Beeman Workshop: August 7-9, 2015

The Mike Beeman workshop is fast approaching. We still have 4 seats available. If you need information or the registration form, check the website or contact Judy Leasure ( One bit of information you need to be aware of is that the hotel is sold out for that weekend, so if you have not registered and cannot commute you will need to stay at a nearby hotel. Mike will be doing a demo on Thursday evening, August 6, from 7 to 9 in the breakfast lobby of the Best Western University Park. Everyone is invited to attend. We will also be planning to take him out for dinner as a group on Saturday night and all members who wish to come along are welcomed. More information o

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