I’m honored that the United Arts Council of Raleigh has invited me to display 40 of my pastel landscapes of North Carolina at the Wake County Justice Center in downtown Raleigh. The exhibit runs through May 8 and the paintings are on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors of the Justice Center at 301 South McDowell Street in Raleigh, NC.
I was thrilled to be featured in the Winter 2018 Issue of 27587 Magazine!
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
This special opportunity is being sponsored by the Appalachian Pastel Society in conjunction with the APS 2018 Juried Member Show.
Click HERE for workshop details and registration.
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 Durham Arts Council has an open call for their CenterFest Arts Festival.
Event Dates: 9/15/18 – 9/16/18
Application Deadline: 5/1/18 Midnight EST
Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)
Fee (Application Fee): $30.00
You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.
Now in its 44th year, CenterFest Arts Festival is the longest running outdoor juried arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham’s lively Downtown District, the event is a favorite among visual artists, performing artists and visitors. CenterFest 2016 and 2015 were ranked in the top hundred festivals for Fine Arts according to Sunshine Artist’s 200 Best list. CenterFest is particularly lauded by exhibitors for its artist services amenities, including complimentary breakfast, lunch delivered to artist tents, attentive staff, abundant volunteers, and easy load-in/load-out.
Durham’s recent Creative Vitality Index score indicates Durham has grown to be a top creative community in the United States. CenterFest 2018 will position the festival as a national caliber signature event for Durham. All aspects of the festival, including culinary arts components drawn from Durham’s acclaimed “foodie” culture, exciting entertainment and historic districts, and a cutting edge creative community, will highlight the high quality of the visual artists and the sophistication of the creative class demographic.
May 30 – July 24
At the Womble Carlyle Gallery inside the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Dimensions is a national juried art exhibition, established by AAWS in 1964 to showcase outstanding visual art in two and three-dimensional fine art media. This year’s exhibition will be held inside the Womble Carlyle Gallery at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Downtown Winston-Salem, NC, the City of Arts and Innovation. This year’s exhibition will be jurored by Jerald L. Melberg,
For more information and prospectus: http://www.associatedartists.org/dimensions-2018.
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!!!
I am pleased to announce that three of my paintings were juried into the latest show at Red Dog Gallery in Winston-Salem. It runs through the end of March.
Opening reception is February 2 from 7-10pm.
Address: 630 N Liberty St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
October 14 – November 24, 2018 at the Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pa.
Juror of Selection: Alan Wylie
Judge of Awards: Alvaro Castagnet
Workshop by Alvaro Castagnet. Over $ 8000.00 in awards, including $ 1500.00 Best in Show.
Media to include watercolor, acrylic, pastel, gouache, pen & ink, graphite, colored pencil and hand pulled prints. Online entry. Prospectus, submission information and workshop info at www.pwcsociety.org.
The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod wishes to share the opportunity to participate in our annual “For Pastels Only” (FPO) national juried show. We thank you in advance for sharing the 2018 FPO Call for Entries/Prospectus with your members.
The exhibition dates are June 20, 2018 to July 15, 2018 at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street in South Yarmouth, MA. The Opening Reception for the For Pastels Only Exhibition is Saturday, June 23, 2018 starting at 6:00 PM. The Juror of Selection is Karen Israel and Juror of Awards is 2018 Margaret Dyer.
Show awards total approximately $5,000 in cash and merchandise with a $1,000 Best of Show prize. This exhibition is open to all pastelists.
Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2018. Full prospectus and entry information is at onlinejuriedshows.com and on our website at pastelpainterssocietyofcapecod.com
sponsored by the Arizona Pastel Artists Association
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.