Art Shows to Enter

Maryland Pastel Society "Shades of Pastel" - Entry due July 15. Contact: SW Art magazine “Artistic Excellence” Entry due July 15. Contact: for guidelines (A chance to have your work published!) 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 September 1 Contact: Connecticut Pastel Society "Renaissance in Pastels" - Entry due September 1 Contact: Pastel Society of New Hampshire - Entry due September 5. Contact: www.pastelsociet

Artist Spotlight

Virginia Belser is participating in a juried show ("Earth and Environs") with two other artists at the Carlisle Arts and Learning Center. The reception was held Friday June 5 and the exhibit will remain in place for 6 weeks. Here is a link: Susan Nicholas Gephart will be teaching a one-day adult en plein air pastel and oil workshop at Millbrook Marsh on August 15, 2015. The national art companies that sponsor Susan as a dedicated workshop instructor are: Gamblin Artist Colors, Unison Pastels and Jack Richeson. Susan was honored by Montgomery County Community College as one of 50 outstanding alumni over the last 50 years. Jeanne McKinney's painting "Long Lane Vi

Member Contribution

I.A.P.S. International Association Of Pastel Societies Betty Gobeille wrote of her experiences while attending IAPS conferences. Hi Everyone! Greetings from New Mexico! As many of you know, my husband and I, and our 4-legged family, moved from Mifflintown, PA, to Corrales, New Mexico, a year ago. I had fallen in love with New Mexico; and I can blame it all on IAPS! Back in 2007, my husband gave me a most wonderful Mother’s Day gift – a trip to Albuquerque, NM, to attend the bi-annual IAPS Convention! We now had an “empty nest” and I wanted to get back to doing pastel work. I had read about the convention in the Pastel Journal and was dreaming of going. Little did I realize what an ey

Education Committee Proposal

The committee has been working on a proposal for the CPPS membership to consider. They request that members read their proposal and then send written comments to the education committee members (Anne Kenyon, Kathleen Muffie-Witt, Virginia Belser) before the July 26th meeting. The proposal will be discussed at the meeting. Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society: Education Committee Proposal As the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society (CPPS) reflects on the ten years since its inception, it is clear that thanks to several dedicated, energetic and hard-working members the group has achieved a great deal from instructor led workshops to hosting nationally acclaimed pastel artists for workshops, pa

Wish List

At the last meeting, Marianne asked that members email ideas for improving the society to her and she will include them on a Wish List. The wish list is simply whatever CPPS members “wish the society could do for them, should be doing, or could work to provide”. In Marianne's words: "We have dreams, We can all use our imaginations, our creativity, and our little society community to turn our dreams/wishes into a reality." At the July meeting, we will discuss in what directions we want the society to move .

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