As you may know, PSNC now has a Signature Membership Designation to which everyone may strive. It involves the accumulation of points which each artist will keep track of on their journey through their exhibitions, competitions, and service. It is very important to note that everyone can earn points through service to our organization. Please read carefully the guidelines document, and when you have accumulated seven points, please send the information with dates, locations, times, or pertinent information to support the earned points to Luana Luconi Winner at Portraits@WinnerStudios.com. I look forward to seeing how your journey progresses. Good luck to all!
Dear Friends and Artists, the PSNC board has decided to have the Holiday Gathering at the home of Luana Luconi Winner on Sunday, December 9th from 2pm to 5+. Please bring your favorite, delectable holiday plate to share. Plan to come even if you and multiple family members are on your way from another gathering or to another gathering. The more the merrier. We will send an email to the membership with address and directions closer to the date. In the meantime, put the date on your calendar!
For more information, see the original post announcement.
You can’t celebrate spring in Danville without Festival in the Park. What began as a small community event in 1974 has since grown into a three-day family friendly festival. Held annually in May, the festival offers everything from arts and crafts to children’s activities and entertainment.
All work must be original in design and presented by the maker (original artist or craftsman). Items made from kits or manufactured items are not allowed. If your items are found to be manufactured, you will be asked to leave and will not receive a refund. This year, we are providing limited indoor space for Fine Arts Vendors. Please submit one photograph showing all items to be displayed. Do not send samples; they will not be returned. The application must be signed and fees must be paid in advance in order to participate (see entry form).
The deadline is April 4. Any questions, contact Briana Brill, email@example.com.
YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! REGISTER TODAY!
ONLY 4 Spaces left for March 24 afternoon workshop and 6 Spaces left for Plein Air Workshop on March 25.
March 24th: Free Morning Demonstration from 10:00-12:00pm
March 24th: Afternoon Workshop from 1:00-4:00pm
Lunch is provided for workshop participants
March 25th: Afternoon Plein Air Workshop from 1:00-4:30pm
Location to be determined (It will be in the Charlotte/Matthews area)
(Please note a full refund will be issued if we have bad weather!!)
$45 if you participated in the Saturday Afternoon Workshop
Questions contact Anne Strutz: firstname.lastname@example.org
Solo Show at The Artery Gallery, 1711 Spring Garden, Greensboro, for the month of March. Opening is March 9, 5- 7.
The show includes pastel, watercolor and oil paintings.
The following workshops will be held at the Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Two openings left in each of the Jeanne Rosier Smith Workshops. Class size is limited to 12 students, each with their own 6-foot table.
From PSNC member Debbie Rasberry —
Ever since I first picked up a pastel, I have dreamed of visiting beautiful places to drink in the scenery and to paint en Plein air. I have pictured myself in the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, easel set up and pastels ready to capture its glorious beauty. I have also dreamed of seeing the art masterpieces by Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and so many others first hand. I love experiencing other cultures – their customs, cuisines, and their rich history.
Well, folks, that dream may be realized sooner than later. Tony Hedrick, a fellow pastelist, has been taking groups to European countries for many years. His company is focused on missionary work globally, and he travels extensively and frequently throughout Europe and Asia. As a Pastel artist, though, he would love to host a pastel painting trip to Italy. Tony knows Italy like the back of his hand, and he would customize a trip that would be friendly to both artists and non-artists, traveling to the most scenic parts of Tuscany and Umbria, Parma, Cinque Terre and possibly the Amalfi Coast, as well as the cultural and historical centers of Rome and Florence, including Citta Di Castillo and Cortona. The journey would not only provide plenty of quality time for plein air painting, to satisfy the artists, but it also includes daily opportunities to experience the finest cuisine in each region, exploring towns and cities at your own leisure, shopping, visiting local market places, experiencing the historical sights and art museums and interacting with locals, experiencing their culture first hand.
Essentially, this is a tour designed specifically for artists, with plenty of time to paint in different regions, but is also a pleasure trip of Italy for spouses and non-artists. An art and food trip to Italy… it’s my dream come true!!
All accommodation, transportation (not including air travel), activities, private guide services and meals are reserved by Niteo Tours, and Tony plans to host us. We are looking at a trip in the spring of 2019.
If you are interested, and have additional questions, please email me. You do not have to commit, I am just looking to see who may be interested. I want to extend this offer to all 3 Pastel societies of North Carolina. If you’d like to know more, Niteo Tours has some beautiful brochures of previous trips that I can send to you.
Tony and I also discussed getting together in April for an afternoon or evening presentation of the areas we’ll be visiting, and we can also weigh in at that time with the specifics of the trip.
I would love nothing more than to share this trip with my favorite Pastel artists!!!
Call for Entries for the 7th Annual North Carolina Statewide Juried Pastel Exhibitionis now OPEN!
Entries due at www.onlinejuriedshows.com by midnight, Sunday, March 4
The Art Shop, Greensboro, NC
MAY 11 – JUNE 12, 2018
Presented by the Pastel Society of North Carolina, www.pastelsocietyofnc.com, a North Carolina nonprofit organization, in conjunction with the Appalachian Pastel Society, www.appalachianpastelsociety.org, and the Piedmont Pastel Society, www.piedmontpastelsociety.org.
Saturday & Sunday, October 21 & 22, 2017
$250 (includes lunch daily)
Have you just started painting in pastels and want to expedite your learning, or are you an experienced pastelist looking to change things up in a friendly but challenging environment? In this workshop, Jacob Aguiar will guide you through his process of creating pastel landscape paintings in the studio utilizing plein air studies and photo references. The focus is on the foundations of successful representational art, including composition, values, color, and drawing and will include specific exercises such as creating notans, small color studies, and underpainting techniques, Jacob will take you through the process of producing landscape paintings in pastel. Each day will include at least one demo, followed by ample time for students to paint with assistance from Jacob at their easels.
It will be a powerpoint presentation showing my step by step process for Pastel Pet Portraits, followed by a short demo.
Would love to see you there!
Labor Day Weekend – Friday August 29th through Sunday, August 31st.
Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte (3rd and Mint) was completed Labor Day Weekend of last year and is now Charlotte’s premier urban park. To commemorate this civic achievement and the life of one of our native sons Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is hosting a weekend-long festival. We have a wonderful line up of music, dance, arts and other activities planned. The event will feature local and regional acts and will be free to the public. Attendance could range from two to six thousand throughout the event.
The Art Walk will take place:
Friday, August 29th; 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, August 30th; 10am – 6pm
Sunday, August 31st; noon – 4pm
Contact Danielle Maddox <danielle.maddox@