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!
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Wildlife Art,” paintings and artwork by Pinehurst resident and lifelong artist Betty Hendrix.
The show runs Oct. 5–28, with a Gallery reception Saturday, Oct. 6, 2–4 p.m. All exhibited art is for sale.
Hendrix’ main mediums are colored pencil and pastel, but she also enjoys watercolor, ink drawing and scratchboard. She is also a founding member of the Artists League of the Sandhills in Aberdeen, N.C., and teaches pastel, colored pencil and ink classes there.
“My artworks are done from my own photos or from life. Since wildlife does not sit still for the artist, this show is all done from my own photos. My studio overlooks a nice local lake called Spring Valley Lake. Drawing and painting give me the chance to ‘relive’ my experiences and visions. Artwork is to me a form of meditation.”
The Nature Art Gallery is located inside the Museum Store. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 4:45 p.m. Admission to the Gallery is free.
For more information, visit naturalsciences.org.
You are invited to a special exhibit of watercolor and pastel: The Beautiful World of Watercolor and Pastel: Featuring Christine Berndt and Kendal Brown
Opening Reception: Monday August 20, 2018 from 3 – 4 p.m.
On Display: August 20 to September 27, 2018
Seymour Center: 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill NC, 919-968-2070
Hours: Mon-Thu 8 am – 9 pm, Friday 8 am – 5 pm, Saturday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
I am pleased to announce a joint exhibit with Kendal Brown featuring our watercolors. The exhibit marks a new direction for me in exploring the possibilities of watercolor. I have also included a selection of my favorite small pastels. The exhibit will be on display until Thursday, September 27th. Hope to see you at the reception on Monday, August 20 at 3 pm!
SEPTEMBER 23, FROM 2-4 PM Join Laura Pollak for a Wine and Cheese Artist’s Reception at Beth David Synagogue in Greensboro. 804 Winview Dr.
This is the 5th year for Laura Pollak to have a Solo Show at Beth David Synagogue in Greensboro and in that time her work and reputation have grown! She is the President of the Pastel Society of North Carolina, Signature Member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast as well as the Southeastern Pastel Society. Her work has been juried into several International Shows and is displayed in Museums and Galleries across the nation. She teaches painting in her studio and is a sought after workshop instructor.
During her Reception on SEPTEMBER 23rd 2-4 PM, Laura will explain the techniques of her landscapes and abstracts.
There will be a drawing for a FREE PAINTING AND 25% of all sales will be donated to Beth David.
Please join her for this free event.
Nancy Clausen was juried into the Swannanoa Valley Fine Art League’s member’s show. Both her paintings were juried in and one of them won a third place award. The show is up to the 11th of September. The show is at the Red House Studios and Gallery, 310 West State Street, Black Mountain, NC.
Luana Luconi Winner is the featured International Artist Interview in PANZ bimonthly magazine of the Pastel Society of New Zealand. The August – September 2018 issue has a two page article and 12 images covering a few highlights in Luana’s career and travels.
I recently had 2 pieces accepted in the Appalachian Pastel Society’s 2018 Member show. And another piece accepted in the Pastel Society of the West Coast’s 32nd Annual International Open Exhibition at the Art Center Morro Bay. And yet another piece won Honorable Mention in the Artist Portfolio Magazine’s 20 Open Art Competition. What fun!
Betty Hendrix had two works accepted into the 311 Gallery Landscapes and Seascapes Juried Show, Raleigh, NC.
Show will run from September 7th – 29th.
Diana Coidan had two works accepted into the 311 Gallery Landscapes and Seascapes Juried Show, Raleigh, NC.
Show will run from September 7th – 29th.
The PSNC board will no longer be organizing efforts to pick up and drop off member paintings for out of town shows. All members have been requested to independently team up with other members when needing to arrange delivery.
“Wings,” an Arian Art Exhibit at Nicole’s Studio & Art Gallery, N. Pearson Street, Raleigh, continues until June 1st with ten of my new pastels. Get more information about the show here.
Also, my pastel, “Juin en Gaisson” was accepted into another FALC Annual Exhibit at Page-Walker Art Centre in Cary. Exhibit runs from May 16-June 30 with an opening reception on May 18th from 6-8pm.
I’m delighted to announce my pastel painting, “Pensive Soul”, has been accepted into the Fine Arts League of Cary 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition. The exhibit will run May 16 through June 30 at the Page-Walker Art and History Center in Cary, North Carolina.
An Avian Art Exhibit at Nicole’s Studio & Art Gallery, 710 N. Person Street, Raleigh
Featuring four artists paintings of nature, especially things that fly. New pastels by Diana Coidan featured.
Opening reception April 12, 2018 6:00-8:00pm.
Wednesday, April 25th 12:30pm – 5:30 pm
Nicoles Studio & Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC
Contact: Kelly@nicolestudio.com 919-838-8580
More info: www.nicolestudio.com
Diana Coidan is not only an award winning pastel artist, but is also a fabulous instructor who can teach to students of any level. Diana’s “specialty” as an artist are clouds, water, boats and animal scenes.
Diana will begin with demonstrations of the technique and guide students on their individual paintings from start to finish. If you do have an old acrylic painting lying around that needs a little more spark and attention, please bring that with you. Come discover who you are as an artist and let Diana help guide you to your pathway of expression pastels. One of the best ways to find your style is to explore new materials and techniques, and if you have never tried pastels, you may find this an exciting stop on your painting journey that advances your entire artistic process. This workshop will be fun for participants at all levels except for very Beginner painters.
Diana will supply 9×12 Uart Pastel Paper. Please bring larger than 9×12 foam board to put under the paper and an 8×10 canvas or larger.