September 1 to 28, 2017
Reception September 8 from 5:00-7:00
Artists League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange Street, Aberdeen, NC 28315
Mostly nature and scenic work in various mediums including pastel.
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
Artist’s Reception on Sunday, September 10th from 4-6pm at Beth David Synagogue in Greensboro, NC.
Cheese, crackers, wine and refreshments will be served.
Please join me for the stories behind each piece — RSVP by September 1, 2017 at 336.508.4729
Laura Pollak is an award-winning artist, showing her works in galleries and museums across the nation. Her works have been juried into National and International Shows. Recently, she has won acclaim at the very prestigious International Association of Pastel Societies Show in Albuquerque, NM and the Pastel Society of America where her work will be on display in NYC.
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!
New Elements Gallery presets “At This Point” – Images by BF Reed
August 25-September 22
271 North Front Street, Wilmington NC
Making a connection between your painting and a viewer requires a clear idea of what you actually want your painting to say. Focusing on Intent can help you say it eloquently.
FREE Demo (40 seats available}
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
My demo will show you how intent shapes almost every decision I make with my painting process. My focusing on the intent of my painting, what I want to say, I become clear about everything from format and composition to color palette. I’ll bring along an underpainting and will discuss how I make choices during the painting process.
Mini-Workshop (12 spaces available)
$45 reserved/paid in advance
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
In the afternoon mini-workshop, each student will be required to bring along either a failed painting or a painting that is giving him or her trouble. By using the failed painting as reference material, I’ll guide you through the process of evaluating the work and re-focusing on what’s important. Our goal will be to make a new painting that is more focused and expressive.
To learn more and reserve your spot, sign up on our Eventbrite page.
JUDGE: Stan Sperlak
BEST IN SHOW. Pamela Winkler, “Coal Train” (APS)
FIRST PLACE. Nan Sherry, “Ruby” (APS)
SECOND PLACE. GAIL PEACOCK MEMORIAL AWARD Marilyn Dwyer, “Springbrook Road” (PPS)
THIRD PLACE. Laura Pollak, “Technical Explosion” (PSNC)
MONA HEARNE AWARD. Deborah Covington, “Starfish Bin” (PSNC)
Alec Hall, “December Dawn” (APS)
Tracy Ferrence, “This is Marshall” (APS)
Brent Scott, “Dancing Series One” (PPS)
Malia Byrngelson, “Nostalgic Picnic (PPS)
Anne Strutz, “Hanging out in the 21st Century” (PPS)
Leslie Roberts-Gregg, “The Herbalist” (PSNC)
Nan Sherry, “Leighton” (APS)
Kurt Weiser, “Portrait of Betula” (PPS)
Leslie Roberts-Gregg, “The Moonshiner” (PSNC)
Laura Pollak, “Morning at the Lodge” (PSNC)
Nancy Marshburn, “I Like What I See” (PPS)
Alec Hall, “The Sugar Tree” (APS)
Patricia Savage, “The Shadow of a Palm” (PSNC)
Susan Sinyai, “Aspen Light” (APS)
Jay DeChesere, “Streaming Live” (PSNC)
Debbie Rasberry, “At the End of the Day (PPS)
Angela Harker, “Hiking the Jurassic Coast” (PPS)
Carolyn Bohn, “Twilight” (PPS)
Frederick Fielding, “From my Father” (APS)
Judith Harron, “Tropical Twilight” (PSNC)
Michael Jarman, “Le Recital” (PSNC)
Judith Cutler, “Portal Azure” (PPS)
Come to the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (2551 Homestead Rd) this Monday, May 8th from 3-4 pm for Kim Werfel’s pastel Student Show reception featuring 26 pastel paintings!
Work is from her ongoing Monday Pastel Class at the Center.
The art exhibit is up and shining thanks to the help of Janet Kelo and Linda Jen, spending two hours with Kim hauling art up-and-down stairs and going through the process of adjusting paintings and labels while dragging a step ladder and answering questions from curious bystanders.
Come see the show – runs til May 31st.
Betty Hendrix had her pastel titled “Carolina Marsh” juried into the Art League of Hilton Head 2017 Biennale Exhibition.
The show will be on display at the Walter Greer Gallery in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, SC.
The opening is on May 5 from 5-7 pm and runs through May 31. The judge is Susan Mayfield of SC.
MIXED CONCRETE Art Show
Tru Deli + Wine Bar
114 Henderson St, Chapel Hill
Saturday, February 25, 2017
6:00 to 10:00pm
A benefit to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity, sponsored by UNC Habitat
Mixed Concrete is a student-led art show and silent auction which raises awareness and support for local families with inadequate housing. This year’s 6th annual show is hosted by UNC Habitat at Tru Deli + Wine Bar, and will feature original artwork from both UNC students and Triangle-based artists.
The opening and silent auction will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 6-10pm. A brief program at 7pm will feature Habitat homeowner, Joyce Powell. UNC Habitat hopes to raise $10,000 through Mixed Concrete to help finish Joyce’s home in Northside.
My painting, Gathering Up, is included in the show. Come join in the fun and bid on local art for a worthy cause!
We are pleased to have Judith Cutler PSA-MP as our next presenter at The Art Shop, 3900-A West Market Street, Greensboro on January 14, 10:00am – 12pm
Judith Cutler will share 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 will also talk about her work which ranges from representational to abstract. Bring your questions, this will be a casual chat meeting.
The Pastel Society of America designated Judith a Signature member (2003) and a Master (2007). She is a Master Circle member (2009) of the International Association of Pastel Societies, a Southeastern Pastel Society Member of Excellence, and a member of Piedmont Pastel Society, Appalachian Pastel Society, and North Carolina Pastel Society.
Judith Cutler has a background in graphic design and fine art. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Pennsylvania State University. As a college student she began a lifelong love of abstract expressionism. Elaine deKooning was one of her early teachers. She was a corporate designer for more than 20 years with IBM, Holiday Inn, and Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI. She then returned to the fine arts and became fully absorbed using pastels as a painting medium. She also works with acrylics and mixed media.
Her work has been shown at the Butler Institute of American Art; National Arts Club, NYC; Peale Museum, Baltimore; Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta; Hickory Museum of Art, North Carolina; and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, among others. She has received numerous national and international awards and been published multiple times in the Pastel Journal.
The Fine Arts League of Cary Annual Members Exhibition through January 7, 2017
Reception Sunday, December 4, 2016 2-4pm
Page-Walker Arts and History Center
119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, NC
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-9:30pm;
Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-1pm
The Fine Arts League of Cary is holding its annual members exhibition now through January 7, 2017. The artists’ reception and awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 4 from 2-4 pm.
I have entered Asheville under the Firmament, shown on right, into the exhibit. Hope to see you there!
Village Art Circle Third Annual Juried Exhibit Carolina on My Mind through November 26th, 2016
I am honored to have been awarded First Place for my painting, Hailey’s Aura. The Juror was Adam Cave, of Adam Cave Fine Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC.
Forty pieces of art out of 140 images submitted by regional artists were selected for the exhibition.
200 South Academy Street Suite 130
Cary, NC 27511
Hours: Wed-Sat, 11am to 5pm
919 -210- 0398
Rita will present an online workshop on November 11-13 (paid participants) and the demo on November 14th will be free to members. You may view Rita’s work at https://www.ritakirkman.com/. An agenda and link to the meeting will be sent via email to all members the week before the meeting.
Please note: There are still a few spots left for the paid workshop.
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