Artful Color owner, Damon Rando, will speak about the process of making giclées, how to get prints of your own work made, and share a video of how they create them. Don’t miss this opportunity to see how giclées work and learn how to get yours produced from one of the preeminent printing companies on the east coast.
“Artful Color is a company born from years of pursuing accurate color reproduction from digital to the printed medium. We have been on the leading edge of color management since the introduction of Apple’s ColorSync in 1995. The owner worked for both Apple and Kodak as a color and digital print expert and has introduced and trained many about color management, from Fortune 500 companies like Time, AP News, People Magazine and the Smithsonian, to smaller ad agencies, and the local photographer.”
The January meeting will take place on January 21, 2012 at the NC Museum of Art.
Pastel Society of America Master Pastelist Judith Cutler spoke on “Pastels and Abstracts” and gave an overview of how her pastels and abstract paintings have evolved.
Stephen Reville, owner of Portrait South, talked to the Society about the benefits of having an artist’s agent. A short question and answer period followed the presentation.
May Program: Painting in Plein Air
When the Impressionists ventured out of their studios into nature to investigate and capture the effects of sunlight it was revolutionary. Today painting from life is a pursuit that challenges the novice as well as the finest artists in the world. For our May meeting, we learned all about plein air painting from two members of the Piedmont Outdoor Society (POPS). Judy Meyler discussed oils and our own Addren Doss emphasized pastels.
For our next PSNC meeting in October, we are having a tour of the North Carolina Museum of Art starting at 10am with a catered lunch immediately following in the Museum Cafe.
We need to choose one selection from the choices below, so please email your preference (ranking the dishes from 1-4) to David (email@example.com) by October 1. Each attendee is responsible for paying for their own meal, so please bring a check or cash for David to the meeting.
Each guest will receive their choice of iced tea, soda or coffee and bite-sized desserts. Prices include gratuity.
- Wild mushroom, leek and Celebrity Farm chevre frittata with mixed greens and blonde vinaigrette ($16)
- Dried cherry, walnut and sage chicken salad with crackerbread, mixed greens, seasonal fruit and veggies and blonde vinaigrette ($17)
- Braised beef shortrib pot pie with roasted root vegetables, puff pastry crust, mixed greens and blonde vinaigrette ($18)
- Arugula Florentine stuffed NC flounder with roasted red pepper almond coulis and garlicky sauteed spaghetti squash ($19)
Our next PSNC meeting will start at 11am (note the time!) at Bond Park in Cary, NC on Saturday, September 18.
A bright and open location across the street from the very large St. Michaels Catholic Church (801 High House Road, Cary 27513) with more than adequate parking. The meeting room is on the same level as the parking (no ramps, or stairs, or elevators), and this location even has paintings by some of our members hanging in the lobby (which were earlier acquired by the Town of Cary). The 300 acre park and lake has trails, play equipment, beautiful scenery begging to be painted, and picnic tables everywhere so that if families wish to come with our members, there will be plenty for them to do! AND a wonderful opportunity to PAINT on location when we are done! Bring a picnic lunch for afterward or we will go to one of Cary’s fun locations right nearby.
Our speaker will be Teresa Brown, artist, mother, wife, business person… will be speaking to us about “paying her bills with her art.” Her story is interesting. She started like all of us did enjoying the craft, and is now a successful artist. She speaks regularly about the “Business of Art.” She has many stories to tell and bits of information that should hit home about showing, selling, and creating art in pastel and oil. This will be an interesting talk and a fulfilling give-and-take-question-and-answer-session for all members to share experiences.
Last Saturday, several PSNC members arrived at Duke Gardens for a plein air group Paint Out. Here are two paintings from the event.
Lily Pond by Kathryn Wilson
plein air painting by Patricia Savage
Our next meeting will be on April 17 from 10am – 12pm at The Seymour Center in Chapel Hill (click link for directions)
A photographer will be joining us to to discuss taking pictures of artwork (he can also be contracted to take pictures of any work that you bring with you that day if desired).
Hope to see everyone there!
It’s that time of year again to renew your dues with the Pastel Society of North Carolina! For more information, please see our membership page.
Not a member yet? If you would like to see what we are all about before joining, come to our first meeting of the year at Carol Woods in Chapel Hill on February 20 from 2-4pm. We look forward to meeting you!
Last night the PSNC Publicity, Exhibition and Hospitality committees got together over a meal to discuss the slate of shows scheduled for this fall. A great time was had by all (although the wait service had room for improvement).
Let us know if you are a member and wish to be part of these important PSNC committees!
pictured from left to right: Barbara Lininger, Mandy Roeing, Toni Lindahl, Jane Levy, Leandra Ganko, Lorie Callahan, Chris Berndt, Kim Werfel and Judy Harron (not pictured: Anne Kiefaber and Ann Hooker)