COASTAL CAROLINA PASTEL PAINTERS PRESENTS GROUP ART EXHIBITION at theARTWORKS™
WILMINGTON, NC – AUGUST 23, 2021
The Coastal Carolina Pastel Painters (CCPP) group is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by members to be held from October 22 through November 21 at theArtWorksTM in Wilmington, NC. The members will be presenting new works depicting a variety of subject matter and pastel techniques. The opening reception will take place on October 22 from 6-9 pm; beer and wine will be available from theArtworks cash bar and free snacks will also be provided. The gallery is located at 200 Willard Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 and is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11-5 pm and Sundays from 12-5 pm.
The Coastal Carolina Pastel Painters are a branch of the Pastel Society of North Carolina and was formed in 2020 by local artists from the NC Coastal area. “Our membership runs the gamut from beginners to signature PSA members. This group exhibition presents a selection of works by established and emerging artists who share a passion for using the pastel medium as a means of artistic expression,” stated member Carol Yaquinto.
About theArtWorksTM, which includes an Art Village with 50+ working studios, as an international art destination, provides a creative environment for artists, educational opportunities, and enhances the community through art. The 7K square feet gallery gives artists a place to show their work, the community an opportunity to admire and purchase fine art, and a venue to host private events. Also available to artists and the community are meeting rooms and a classroom.
For more information about the show or joining the CCPP contact:
Coastal Carolina Pastel Painters
North Carolina Crafts Gallery
August 1 – August 31, 2021
We invite you to stop by the Gallery this month and see the beautiful work of local painter, Elaine Jerome. North Carolina Crafts Gallery carries work made exclusively by NC artists and craftsmen. Pottery, jewelry, wood turnings, folk art, fiber art and more!
“Oils and Pastels by Chapel Hill artist, Elaine Jerome”
Elaine Jerome has been painting most of her adult life. The subject matter reflects her extensive travel throughout the United State and Europe. She is especially drawn to seascapes having spent her childhood summers by the Connecticut shore and later on Fire Island, NY and on the islands of Kea and Lesvos in Greece.
In addition to being an artist, Elaine is a registered nurse and holds degrees in sociology, psychology, and community health. In World War II she served in the army nurse cadet corps. Elaine is the founder of the teen support coalition and the youth community project in Chapel Hill/Carrboro.
North Carolina Crafts Gallery
212 West Main Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
September 13, 14 & 15, 2021
from 11am to 5pm EST
Each day, Teresa will do a demo with Q&A, followed by a 45 minute break. The next two hours will be painting time and critique. There will be a follow up meeting 2 weeks after the course for additional critique.
All Zoom meetings will be filmed and available for 6 weeks after the class.
For more information and to sign up, visit the Fort Mill Art Guild.
Come to Art of the Carolinas at the North Raleigh Hilton on November 11, 12 and 13 for Luana’s three different workshops.
You can signup for:
- Thursday (Pastel Workshop TH2101) – “Precious Things: The Still Life,”
- Friday (Pastel Workshop FR2101) – “Pastel Portraits, and
- Saturday (Oil Workshop -SA2101) – “Floral Still Life in Oil.”
Go to https://www.artofthecarolinas.com/222-luana-luconi-winner?order=product.datetime.asc to find out more about each of the exciting day-long workshops.
See you there!
In early 2021, Lorie Callahan sold three paintings to the same collectors from her “Wave” series through Ambleside Gallery in Greensboro, NC.
Jane Steelman: Featured Artist At Cary Gallery of Artists (200 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511), June 23-July 27.
Artist’s Reception on Final Friday, June 25th, 6-8pm.
Please join us on June 25th for the reception or visit the gallery June 23-July 27 to see my pastel paintings that focus on flowers. There are also many unframed originals from which to choose. Anyone purchasing an original painting will be entered into a raffle for an original 11X14 matted pastel painting of “White Roses.”
We have designed the perfect 3 day workshop to discover the beauty of soft pastels and let Stephie take you on an exploration of soft pastel art with the focus on bright, loose florals.
Suited for beginners and intermediate students.
Each day of the workshop, Stephie demonstrates exactly how she makes a painting from scratch using her self taught techniques for her backgrounds and applying pastels with freedom and thoughtfulness.
We will paint from life as well as photos and discuss the differences. Stephie not only wants you to come away with some successful works, but also the confidence, knowledge and skills to keep practicing at home.
Stephie wants each workshop participant to grow in experience and apply skills that are relevant for your own artistic voice.
Day One: Introduction to the process and order of painting, my chosen materials for creating expressive art. The benefits of using colour and shape to create form and depth in our subjects, demonstration of backgrounds and the techniques used. Full instruction and guidance on setting backgrounds ready to meet our subjects.
Day Two: Learn about tones, values and hues with a colour study. Working from still life set up and artists reference photos. Implementing skills Stephie uses in each of art works, learn to hold different shapes and sizes pastels and blend and shade by using shapes upon one another. Practice by creating a piece of your choice.
Day Three: Focus on creating leaves and petals upon our backgrounds and using the stroke skills with full tutorial and constructive critique each student will complete a full piece.
For more information, see the PSA website.
Years ago when Flora Giffuni, Founder of the Pastel Society of America and President advised me on how to begin the Pastel Society of North Carolina her advice was to begin small and build from there. It was great advice and how we have grown.
“Southern Comforts” was my accepted entry into that PSA exhibition where I met Flora. This pastel painting 18″ x 24″ was painted on Canson Mi Tienes. I went to the farmer’s market in Carrboro, NC and found an opportunity to take a photo reference.
I am pleased to announce that I am participating in a virtual art exhibit at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill through January 31st with Elaine Jerome and Susanna Ray. The Center’s video runs about 15 minutes; you can access it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IrHJJy2fZX_6iSZI9a_pHmqMR4-VFFiY/view?usp=sharing
I have selected four pastels from my latest work in 2020, along with four watercolors from earlier years.
Sycamore Tree won the Claude Parsons Memorial Award in the American Artists Professional League’s 92nd Grand National Exhibition in November 2020. Normally held at the Salmagundi Club in NYC, this year’s exhibition was online. AAPL shortly after offered me an Elected Associate Member status which I accepted.
PSNC member, Judith Cutler, was a featured artist on the Pastel Society of America FB Group in December.