Meetings for the society are held on the 2nd Saturday of each of the following months (January, March, May, July, September and November) from 10am – 12pm (unless otherwise scheduled). Meetings will be held at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens room 106 (100 Old Mason Farm Road) in Chapel Hill unless otherwise indicated. For directions please go to ncbg.unc.edu.
Check out the Meeting Archives to see some photos and notes from our past meetings.
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January 13 – Susan Mayfield Demo / Mini-Workshop
Susan Mayfield is an award winning artist known for her use of color and light in her pastels and oils. Susan explores and interprets the landscape, wherever she finds herself. Her work has focused on the incredible wild places in and around the canyon country of the Southwest with particular emphasis on the rivers that carved them. She divides her time between the high mountain desert and the big open skies of Colorado and the semi-tropical coastline of South Carolina and finds the dynamic contrasts between these two places. Meeting Photos
March 10 – Artists’ Tips
The March 10th program will be about sharing tips we have learned along the way. Come, share and learn about painting techniques, favorite pastels, favorite grounds, safety gear and equipment. Share the new directions you are taking with your pastels.
Participants are encouraged to bring samples so that members can have first hand experience with the materials.
May 19 – Lecture, Demonstration conducted by Liz Haywood-Sullivan. Opening reception for the Statewide Exhibition, 6pm-8pm. The Art Shop, Greensboro.
July 14 – Abstract Panel Discussion with Laura Pollak, Addren Doss and Vinita Jain. These outstanding artists will explain how they approach, develop and evaluate their abstract paintings. “Abstract paintings are like a good work of fiction, you take reality and mix in imagination to create a uniquely personal view of your world.” – Laura Pollak. Botanical Gardens.
October 20 – Plein Air Event. Come and join fellow pastelists and enjoy a fun filled outing where you can share ideas, techniques and approaches while you create your own paintings. Location: Emily Thompson’s farm, 1737 Old Coleridge Rd, Siler City, NC
November 3 – STROKES OF COLOR Pastel Demonstration by Anne Strutz. Anne will discuss passion and painting, how to loosen up, and when to slow it down. The importance of stepping out of your comfort zone through painting different subjects, using different techniques to enhance your skills helping you to define who you are as an artist. Anne will demonstrate several of her techniques, including the use of the brayer to infuse emotion, movement and creative mark making into her artwork.
Anne Strutz resume | Sign up for the Mini-Workshop on Eventbrite ($45) | Download the flyer
December 8, PSNC Holiday program. Bring a favorite dish and enjoy fun filled hours with friends. Location: TBD