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.
THE PIEDMONT PASTEL SOCIETY is proud to present Jen Evenhus for a Pastel Demo on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10:30-12:30 p.m.
Jennifer is a Master Pastelist in the Pastel Society of America, an International Assoc. of Pastel Societies Master Circle member, a Distinquished Pastelist in the Northwest Pastel Society, and a signature member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast
Jen, a nationally recognized award-winning artist, is naturally drawn to patterns, shapes, and movement found in nature, cityscapes, interiors, figures and everyday objects, translating those into unique works of art. Jen captures their essence with simplification and exaggeration in contemporary impressionist and abstract paintings.
The process, or journey, of painting with the exploration, risks, failures and triumphs is her impetus in providing the viewer with emotions and memories that her contemporary paintings evoke. Jen’s work is recognized by its dynamic composition, bold use of color, and confident application of pastel or oil.
REGISTER AT PIEDMONTPASTELSOCIETY.ORG
Non Members: $25
Location: The McDowell Arts Center 123 W. McDowell Street, Matthews, NC 28105
Consider joining the Piedmont Pastel Society and take advantage of the wonderful programs we host through out the year!
Visit www.piedmontpastelsociety.org today!
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.
WHERE THE DEER & THE ANTELOPE PLAY led by Lorenzo Chavez (Member, Pastel Society of CO)
This Fall, for the first time, 12-15 Plein Air Painters will be invited to spend a week in this beautiful place, roaming over the untouched land to find the perfect painting site during the day, lunch brought to you, and returning at night to a welcoming campsite with great food, a shady large tent with tables and chairs, campfire and evening entertainment. Some wine too.
We are delighted to welcome LORENZO CHAVEZ to be our Plein Air painting guide for the week. Born and raised in the Rockies, Mr Chavez has achieved international renown for his Art. He is well known as an excellent Fine Art instructor, and he tells us he is especially delighted to join us on this trip because he feels so at home in this ‘big-sky’ country with an unspoiled landscape of sage, piñon and aspen.
Check out his website: www.lorenzochavez.com/about/
DATES: The first week of October, 2018. Sunday evening, 9/30 – Sat morning, 10/6. We plan for 5 full days of painting, 6 nights camping, 17 meals, evening entertainment.
More information available online: http://taosartschool.org/deerantelope/deerantelope.html
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.
Philadelphia Water Color Society 118th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper.
October 14 – November 20, 2018 at the Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pa.
Juror of Selection: Alan Wylie
Judge of Awards: Alvaro Castagnet
Workshop: Alvaro Castagnet
The deadline for the 118th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper is July 15th, 2018. Over$ 8500.00 in cash awards, including $ 1,500 Best in Show. Media to include watercolor, acrylic, pastel, gouache, pen & ink, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil and hand pulled prints. Sorry, no oils or oil pastels. Online entry. Prospectus, submission information and workshop info at www.pwcsociety.org.
Early Entrants to the APS 2018 Juried Member Show will be eligible to win a $100 Jack Richeson Gift Certificate! (Donated by Jack Richeson Company)
Your Entry must be received by midnight, June 15th. A random drawing will take place on June 16th.
[The entry DEADLINE for the show is still July 1st.]
Links to the prospectus and all entry information is on the home page of the website… http://www.appalachianpastelsociety.org
“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.