My pastel piece, “Goat To It”, is part of the current curated exhibit at the beautiful Mayton Inn, 301 South Academy Street, Cary, NC. Do come and see the show, February thru the end of March, located on the second and third floors. Sponsored by the Fine Arts League of Cary.
Bev’s Fine Art The Centerpiece Gallery is featuring Pastel Artist BF Reed for the February Spotlight Show Opening on Thursday, February 17th from 5-8pm at the gallery.
Anyone can join us and marvel at the alluring pastel works of BF Reed, you can meet her, and there will also be light refreshments served.
Street Address: 7400 Six Forks Rd. Suite 18, Raleigh NC 27615
Please RSVP here (you can show up without RSVPing, we’ll still let you in, it just assists with a head count!)
Link to more information about pastel artist BF Reed: https://www.bfreedfinearts.com/
Dear Membership and Friends,
The Pastel Society face to face meetings scheduled for the NC Museum of Art have been cancelled for the time being.
Join us online whenever you can.
Thanks for your continued support,
Emily Thompson, current President PSNC
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
The gallery is open with masking and social distancing requirements. The Hillsborough Gallery website also has a virtual tour of the exhibit along with recorded remarks of the Guest Juror, Linda Dougherty, Curator of American and Modern Art of the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, N.C.
Additionally, I am pleased to announce the opening of an exhibit of my pastels and watercolors titled Journey at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center next to the Town Hall in Cary, N.C. The exhibit runs through February 12, 2022. Although the reception planned for January 28, 2022 will not be held due to the resurgence of COVID, the Center is open for visits during regular business hours. I hope you will stop by and see the exhibit!
Page-Walker Arts & History Center
119 Ambassador Loop , Cary, NC 27513
Mon-Thu: Noon-9 p.m. Fri: Noon-5 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Special thanks to the Town of Cary for providing this opportunity to show my work.
BF Reed is having a spotlight exhibit at Bev’s Fine Art on February 17th from 5-8pm.
Short Stop’s Mitt and Ball: 9×11 charcoal and pastel drawing. This short stop’s mitt and baseball have been sitting on my husband’s dresser for a very long time. An occasion for a still life if there ever was one.
Old Dairy Road: 5.5×9″ soft pastel loose sketch. Exhibited at Captain White’s House – The Alamance Art Center 2021. Every morning, Brownie and Maggie and I walk this old dirt road. The original settler family had a dairy at the end of this road. History, art and a dog walk – all together – life is good.
Farm Textures: 12×18″ hard pastel. Exhibited at Captain White’s House – The Alamance Art Center in Autumn 2021. Old Basket, bricks, branches and black wasps from our farm. The bricks are from an 1850’s building razed in 2015. They are called “clinkers” because they were over baked.
Northumberland Beach: 9×11 Soft Pastel. Exhibited at Captain White’s House The Alamance Art Center. Sold.
PSNC Members’ Holiday Exhibition – Opening Reception at Ambleside Gallery on November 5, 2021
North Carolina Crafts Gallery
August 1 – August 31, 2021
We invite you to stop by the Gallery this month and see the beautiful work of local painter, Elaine Jerome. North Carolina Crafts Gallery carries work made exclusively by NC artists and craftsmen. Pottery, jewelry, wood turnings, folk art, fiber art and more!
“Oils and Pastels by Chapel Hill artist, Elaine Jerome”
Elaine Jerome has been painting most of her adult life. The subject matter reflects her extensive travel throughout the United State and Europe. She is especially drawn to seascapes having spent her childhood summers by the Connecticut shore and later on Fire Island, NY and on the islands of Kea and Lesvos in Greece.
In addition to being an artist, Elaine is a registered nurse and holds degrees in sociology, psychology, and community health. In World War II she served in the army nurse cadet corps. Elaine is the founder of the teen support coalition and the youth community project in Chapel Hill/Carrboro.
North Carolina Crafts Gallery
212 West Main Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
Come to Art of the Carolinas at the North Raleigh Hilton on November 11, 12 and 13 for Luana’s three different workshops.
You can signup for:
- Thursday (Pastel Workshop TH2101) – “Precious Things: The Still Life,”
- Friday (Pastel Workshop FR2101) – “Pastel Portraits, and
- Saturday (Oil Workshop -SA2101) – “Floral Still Life in Oil.”
Go to https://www.artofthecarolinas.com/222-luana-luconi-winner?order=product.datetime.asc to find out more about each of the exciting day-long workshops.
See you there!
In early 2021, Lorie Callahan sold three paintings to the same collectors from her “Wave” series through Ambleside Gallery in Greensboro, NC.
Jane Steelman: Featured Artist At Cary Gallery of Artists (200 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511), June 23-July 27.
Artist’s Reception on Final Friday, June 25th, 6-8pm.
Please join us on June 25th for the reception or visit the gallery June 23-July 27 to see my pastel paintings that focus on flowers. There are also many unframed originals from which to choose. Anyone purchasing an original painting will be entered into a raffle for an original 11X14 matted pastel painting of “White Roses.”
Years ago when Flora Giffuni, Founder of the Pastel Society of America and President advised me on how to begin the Pastel Society of North Carolina her advice was to begin small and build from there. It was great advice and how we have grown.
“Southern Comforts” was my accepted entry into that PSA exhibition where I met Flora. This pastel painting 18″ x 24″ was painted on Canson Mi Tienes. I went to the farmer’s market in Carrboro, NC and found an opportunity to take a photo reference.
I am pleased to announce that I am participating in a virtual art exhibit at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill through January 31st with Elaine Jerome and Susanna Ray. The Center’s video runs about 15 minutes; you can access it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IrHJJy2fZX_6iSZI9a_pHmqMR4-VFFiY/view?usp=sharing
I have selected four pastels from my latest work in 2020, along with four watercolors from earlier years.