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.
Recently, my painting, Genesis, won the Benefactor’s Award in the 29th Annual Waterway Art Association Show and Sale held in Calabash, NC. The show was judged by Kari Feuer of Wilmington, NC.
Wendy Koehrsen placed 3rd Place in the professional drawing category at the 2019 NC State Fair with a pastel painting Look at Me.
International Juried Exhibition of Pastel Paintings
September 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019
Juror of Selection and Judge of Awards: Deborah LaFogg
Online Entry Deadline: August 2, 2019
$2000 in Cash Awards
Learn more and submit your artwork here: https://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=34089
A total of 190 entries were received from 103 artists. From those, 60 paintings from 45 artists were chosen for the Exhibition. As expected, the quality of the entries was exceptional.
JUROR STATEMENT 2019 NC Statewide Show Lyn Asselta:
“As a juror, there are several things that I feel contribute to the makings of an exceptional show. First and foremost, I look for originality, both in content and composition. I look for works that have an emotional quality to them. I look for works that are technically well presented but that go beyond technical perfection. I was pleased to find in this group of entries, paintings that were exciting, intriguing and that begged me to look closer.
“For those artists whose work was chosen, I offer my congratulations and I am pleased to have had the honor of selecting your work. I hope you are pleased, too, with the works that will hang beside yours in this show.
“For each and every artist who entered paintings, I offer my congratulations, as well. It is a feat of courage to enter a show and the confidence to do so only comes after the hard work of pushing yourself to greater heights with your work. In a field of many outstanding entries, there is always a limit to how many can be chosen. If 60 are chosen, you will never know if you were the 61st. I have long believed that those near misses are the fuel that makes us want to be better, to learn more, to put even more of our hearts into our paintings.
“To all the artists and to the coordinators of this statewide exhibit, thank you for entrusting me to this task. My hope is that the show will be an inspiring example of what can be achieved with our wonderful, unique medium of pastel.”
Congratulations to all whose artwork will be included! Below is a list of the accepted entries.
|Lynette Bettini||Beach Bikes|
|Cathyann Burgess||Pinnacle Ridge|
|Lucy Cobos||Chicken Shack
Back to Dionis
|Karen Cotler||The Shape of Water
In Her Heyday
|Linda Coulter||Coffee House Corner|
|Jay DeChesere||Cody No. 4|
|Marilyn Dwyer||Boys of Summer|
|Lynn Ebanks||Chuma of Africa|
|Fred Fielding||Mighty Niagara Sunset
|J Kay Gordon||The Offering|
|Alec Hall||We have Lift-off
|Judy Harron||Only Alive in Glass: Carolina Parakeets|
|Anthony Hedrick||Bella Figura in Centro Monterosso al Mare|
|Sharon Roselle Howard||1.618|
|Gail Hurt||Almost Home|
|Michael Jarman||Once Upon a Princess|
|Tammy Kaufman||Through My Lens – Self Portrait|
|Toni Lindahl||Possum Kingdom|
|Kim Long||Dancing in the Sun|
|Roxanne Lorch||Goat To It|
|Linda Medders-Jackson||The Guardians|
|Karen Mello||Joy in the Morning|
|Meryl Meyer||Sunlit Ravenna|
|Eve Miller||Textures at Low Tide|
|Ashley Mortenson||Mack Truck Steering Wheel
|Lyle Mullican||A Stroll through the Kelp Forest|
|Karla Pace||View from East Rim Trail|
|Kathy Pruett||Those Skinny Beeches…
They Always Get Tipsy…
|Debbie Rasberry||In the Stillness
Fifty Shades of Gray Day
|BF Reed||Sunny Side Up|
|Norma Rollet||Between the Weeds
On the Fence Too
|Gary Rupp||Cool Days
|Maria Rush Parnell||Lost Solemates
|Susan Sinyai||In the Grove|
|Ginny Stocker||Wild Seed Wakeup
|Anne Strutz||Snap Chat|
|Anne Van Blarcom Kurowski||The Eyes Have It|
|Kurt Weiser||Wild Lavender|
|Dorothy Whitmore||Anne in the Garden|
|Barbara Kitty Williams||She Stands|
|Luana Luconi Winner||Great Faces Series: Turquoise
The opening reception and presentation of awards will be in the gallery with the show Saturday, May 4th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. at the Hickory Museum of Art, 243 Third Ave, NE, Hickory, NC 28601. Driving directions at http://hickoryart.org/. Lyn Asselta, show juror, will be joining us for the reception. We hope you will be able to attend. If not, we encourage you to view the show during its stay. Gallery hours are posted on the HMA website.
The 2019 NC Statewide Pastel Exhibition will run from May 4 to August 18, 2019at the Hickory Museum of Art
Lyn Asselta (juror) will conduct a live painting demonstration from 1pm till 4 pm on May 4th. The Demo will be in the Education Classroom area of the Museum. Information about this Demo, and online registration are available on the APS website… mid-way down the home page., www.appalachianpastelsociety.org. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door.
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
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.
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
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.
I am delighted that two of my paintings were juried into the “Unbound and Unleashed” show at the Red Dog Gallery in Winston Salem, Bacon and Bella Tuscany.
Two others were juried into the Flowers and Gardens show at 311 Gallery in Raleigh, Hidden Garden and Come Rest Awhile. Paintings can be found at www.pinnaclepastels.com
CDs, or photos of original artwork in all 2D and 3D media are now being accepted for the fall show at DCCC in Lexington, NC at the Mendenhall Building. Deadline is July 15.
Installation: week of August 8th
Opening reception: August 24th
Take down: week of December 12th
Requirements for submission:
- Artist must be able to hand deliver and install works.
- Only original works are accepted, no giclees or mechanical reproductions, etc.
- No nudes or imagery with overt religious or sociopolitical themes will be considered.
Calendar and installation:
- Work will be installed early August and artist must bring help if the works are large.
- The artist will install the work, with the guidance of the art curator.
- Show will open mid August and art must hang the duration of the show until December.
- As many as 10 artists may be selected, with 4-12 works, depending on size.
- Art is insured by the college.
- In the event of a sale, the college retains 25%.
- Not for sale work is acceptable. Insurance value must be stated.
- The space is responsible for collecting sales tax.
- The site will print a postcard listing the artists, hold a free reception and provide food and music.
- A work by one artist will be selected for the postcard.
- There are no fees for the artist.
To be considered, please submit by July 15:
- A cover letter with all contact information, resume and any additional materials.
- 10-20 images of available work, numbered, labeled with size, title, medium and price.
- SASE for return of materials.
Send packet to:
1013 Shaker Ct.
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Honored that my soft pastel, “Forever In a Day,” has been accepted into the Small Treasures Juried Show at the Cary Gallery of Artists. The exhibit will run March 24 through April 23, 2016, with the opening reception and awards ceremony Friday evening, March 25, from 6-9 p.m.