Art Shows to Enter

Art of the State - State Museum Harrisburg, PA - Entry due February 29, 2016 Contact: Pastel Society of Colorado - Mile High International Pastel Exhibition - Entry due April 8, 2016 Contact: SAMA Ligonier - Biennial 2016. Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2016 For more information regarding the submission process, please contact Scott Dimond, Curator; or Bev Hartnett, Registrar, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, PO Box 9, Loretto, PA 15940 or via e-mail at: or has an array of art shows that our members are eligible to enter. The Great Lakes Pastel Society and the Pastel Soci

Meet the Members - Pamela Johnson

As an artist I enjoy being immersed in the moment of nature with the landscape. I have always been inspired by the Impressionistic era capturing the experience of the scene and 'being in the moment' of the artistic creation. It has been my passion to hike the California and Oregon areas of nature experiencing the quiet peacefulness of the land. It is my escape from the chaotic world that is around me. The more that I have spent in nature, the more I attempt to see the texture of a gold field of wildflowers, the calligraphy of a moving tree or the vast great rock masses of mountains. I work in sketchbooks and watercolors capturing a spontaneity. I have enjoyed pastels for many years in my fig

Desmond O’Hagan Workshop Update

Desmond O’Hagan will be joining us for a 3-day workshop July 22-24, 2016, with a slide presentation and lecture on Thursday evening. We still have seats available for this workshop. It is a rare opportunity as Desmond seldom travels to the east coast. If you wish to enroll, click on the link below for the registration form. You can also find information and the registration form on the website. If you need additional information, please contact Judy Leasure ( or by phone at 757-941-4668. This three-day course will include the following: A slide presentation and lecture on painting in pastels including people, still life, interiors, urbanscapes, and landscapes. (Th

Roche Pastels

Susan McCartney sent in this information regarding a wonderful video about Roche Pastels. It talks about the history of the company and has a demo by a wonderful artist, Pierre Boncompain.

Pre-Meeting Activity

The next pre-meeting activity will be a show and tell event. The education committee is asking members who have purchased National Artists' works (ie: demos) to bring them in for show/tell before the meeting. Contact Kathleen Muffie-Witt at

Artist Spotlight - Marianne Fyda

Congratulations to Marianne Fyda, whose work, The Elements 12, has been selected for the 83rd Annual Juried Exhibition of the Hudson Valley Art Association. The Board of Directors has invited Marianne to attend the opening reception and awards presentation at the ​​Salmagundi Club, Friday April 1, 2016.

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