These two images were selected by the Mission Hospital Cultural Arts Project. They will be displayed as large giclee prints with other artists of Western North Carolina whose work was chosen. Mine will hang with others in the tower of the Mission Hospital’s new Medical Research wing. A reception is planned before they open.
Landscapes of North Carolina
Paintings by Kathryn Beam Troxler
August 1 – September 3, 2019
Sandra Neerman Art Gallery @ Greensboro Public Library
219 N. Church Street
Reception and artist’s talk on Friday, August 9 from 5-7pm in the Gallery.
Additionally, Kathryn has three paintings in the Central Gallery Show at Revolution Mill, 1150 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro from now through September.
Kathryn Troxler put the finishing touches on two paintings she started during the plein air session at Emily Thompson’s Farm back in May.
If you attended and would like your work highlighted on the PSNC blog, fill out the form here.
Lorie Callahan’s three new seascape pastel paintings will be included in the Ambleside Gallery of Greensboro, group show opening tonight, August 2nd.
The opening free to the public will be from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Bev’s Fine Art is featuring for their July Spotlight Series, Diana L. Coidan from July 2 – 31, 2019.
7400 Six Forks road, Suite 19, Raleigh, NC 27615
Exhibition of Original Artwork in Pastel.
I have been asked by numerous people to teach a weekly pastel class. I have now decided to do so.
When: Thursday mornings, August 1 – September 26
(except for Thursday, September 12)
Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 noon
Where: College Place United Methodist Church
Cost: $195 for the 8 week session
To register email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This class will have a minimum of 6 students and a maximum of 10 students. Registration is on a first come basis. Several people have already indicated they would like to attend, so don’t hesitate to contact me.
When you register I will let you know what type of supplies you will need for this first session.
Beginner and experienced artists are welcome in this class. We will start with the basics and work our way up. Even if you are experienced it never hurts to review the basics, and I will certainly work with you on the level you are currently at. There will be some work from life using simple still life set ups, and some landscape work using photographs.
In this first session we will cover:
How to set up your pastels to give you a better understanding of color harmony and value relationships.
Proportion and basic drawing.
Composition and what makes a good painting.
Under painting — to use or not to use.
I have been working in pastel and been a professional artist for about 30 years, and look forward to sharing with you some of what I have learned during that time.
May 14 & 15, 2019
The Florence Thomas Art School
West Jefferson, NC
In this 2 day pastel workshop we will be exploring different ways to work creatively with photographs. We will look at how to simplify and change a photograph into a better composition, and how to use elements from more than one reference when creating a painting.
For complete information visit my website www.addrendoss.com
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.
April 10 – 12, 2019
Burlington Artists League
This is a 3 day studio workshop about creating a loose impressionistic pastel landscape from multiple photo references. We will explore building a composition with small notans, and making sure the light and color harmony is right with small quick color sketches. Then we will move on to larger paintings while exploring several different under painting techniques. For complete information visit my website
The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is having a January Exhibition entitled Resolutions 2019. The show runs from January 7 -31st with the artists reception on January 25 from 6-9 PM.
PSNC’s Joel Sobelson is a featured artist in this show.
Wendy Koehrsen had 2 paintings juried into the Pastel Society of the Southwest’s national exhibition.
One of the paintings, Look at Me (on right), won an Award of Merit.
The show is running through the month of October at the Tower Gallery in Grapevine, Texas.
As you may know, PSNC now has a Signature Membership Designation to which everyone may strive. It involves the accumulation of points which each artist will keep track of on their journey through their exhibitions, competitions, and service. It is very important to note that everyone can earn points through service to our organization. Please read carefully the guidelines document, and when you have accumulated seven points, please send the information with dates, locations, times, or pertinent information to support the earned points to Luana Luconi Winner at Portraits@WinnerStudios.com. I look forward to seeing how your journey progresses. Good luck to all!
Dear Friends and Artists, the PSNC board has decided to have the Holiday Gathering at the home of Luana Luconi Winner on Sunday, December 9th from 2pm to 5+. Please bring your favorite, delectable holiday plate to share. Plan to come even if you and multiple family members are on your way from another gathering or to another gathering. The more the merrier. We will send an email to the membership with address and directions closer to the date. In the meantime, put the date on your calendar!