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.
Saturday & Sunday, October 21 & 22, 2017
$250 (includes lunch daily)
Have you just started painting in pastels and want to expedite your learning, or are you an experienced pastelist looking to change things up in a friendly but challenging environment? In this workshop, Jacob Aguiar will guide you through his process of creating pastel landscape paintings in the studio utilizing plein air studies and photo references. The focus is on the foundations of successful representational art, including composition, values, color, and drawing and will include specific exercises such as creating notans, small color studies, and underpainting techniques, Jacob will take you through the process of producing landscape paintings in pastel. Each day will include at least one demo, followed by ample time for students to paint with assistance from Jacob at their easels.
It will be a powerpoint presentation showing my step by step process for Pastel Pet Portraits, followed by a short demo.
Would love to see you there!
Labor Day Weekend – Friday August 29th through Sunday, August 31st.
Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte (3rd and Mint) was completed Labor Day Weekend of last year and is now Charlotte’s premier urban park. To commemorate this civic achievement and the life of one of our native sons Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is hosting a weekend-long festival. We have a wonderful line up of music, dance, arts and other activities planned. The event will feature local and regional acts and will be free to the public. Attendance could range from two to six thousand throughout the event.
The Art Walk will take place:
Friday, August 29th; 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, August 30th; 10am – 6pm
Sunday, August 31st; noon – 4pm
Contact Danielle Maddox <danielle.maddox@
Judith Cutler shared thoughts on her 13 years as a Pastel Society America member, and the experience of being part of the Jury of Selection team for PSA’s 2016 Enduring Brilliance Annual International Juried Exhibition. She also talked about her work which ranges from representational to abstract.
Greetings fellow Pastelists!
We are often faced with overwhelming complexities when trying to compose our paintings. Alexis Lavine is an Award Winning Watercolor Artist, but first and foremost she is a COMPOSER! She composes shapes, colors, and ideas!
Please join us for the November meeting of PSNC, when Alexis shows us how to take complex subjects [mostly from photos] and creates brilliant paintings.
She will show examples of her source material and the finished painting. A meeting not to be missed. Please read her Artist Statement.
Saturday November 12, 10 AM-12PM at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens room 106 (100 Old Mason Farm Road) in Chapel Hill.
Hope to see you there!
Sunday, June 5 from 4:30 – 6pm at Coe Gallery.
PARTICIPATE! in a Community Conversation about shaping the future of the arts in Chapel Hill
Tuesday, February 23, 5:30 – 7 p.m. @ The FRANK Gallery,
Saturday, February 27, 1:30 – 3 p.m. @ The Chapel Hill Public Library Meeting Room A
Monday, March 14, 5:30 – 7 p.m. @ Flyleaf Books
Sponsored by The Chapel Hill Public Arts Commission and The Cultural Arts Division of The Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Department
If you are unable to attend, you can offer your opinion through a survey: www.townofchapelhill.org/artsurvey
The Cary Arts Center is excited to announce that our Call for Artist with registration info, is now available for the 3rd Annual Town of Cary “Paint the Town” Paint Out on May 7th. Last year we had 28 NC artists participate, and many of them were new pastel artists; one of them was even awarded an honorable mention, Wendy Musser!
We have increased our maximum # to 35 artists this year, and we also have extended our paint area to include all the parks and greenways in Cary, as well as the historic sites of downtown.
Contact Deanna Zolfom Visual Arts Program Asst & Instructor, at (919) 462-2076 with questions or for more information.
“International Contemporary Artists” art book invites artists from all over the world to submit their work for inclusion.
The book is an effective promotional tool for both established and emerging artists, offering new potentials and opening new markets for them.
A juried committee reviews the submissions on a daily basis and selects the best artists to be included in the book. Each one of them will show their work in a one-page layout which includes images of their work, an essay or statement and their contact information. When the editing process is over, the committee will choose the best two works, that will be presented in the front and the back cover of the book without cost.
Moreover, the best five artists among the ones presented in the book will be awarded with their personal art book, sponsored by I.C.A Publishing.
Artists can apply by sending 4-5 images of their work in JPG format, and a short statement or essay, no more than 100 words. Any additional information about this publication can be found here: www.incoartists.com. The book is distributed worldwide through major wholesalers, bookstores and online shops.
It is also distributed without cost to major galleries and museums all over the world, a list of which can be seen here: http://www.incoartists.com/galleries-n-museums
If you want to submit your work or if you have any questions about the book, please contact us.