Meetings for the society are held on the 2nd Saturday of each of the following months (January, March, May, June/July, September and November) from 10am – 12pm (unless otherwise scheduled). Meetings will be held at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens room 106 (100 Old Mason Farm Road) in Chapel Hill unless otherwise indicated. For directions please go to ncbg.unc.edu.
Check out the Meeting Archives to see some photos and notes from our past meetings.
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March 14 – Addren Doss presentation / demo @ Blue Ridge Atrium (NC Museum of Art)
CANCELLED – WILL BE RESCHEDULED in 2021
To me, aspen trees are beautiful no matter what the season. I love how the silvery bark reflects the light and the interesting textures and colors found on them. Let me take you for a walk in one of the many aspen groves I discovered this past summer in Wyoming. I’ll start with a monochromatic under painting in three values and build on top of that. I’ll show you how I work from a number of references including plein air pieces, photos, thumbnails, and small color studies to create the larger studio piece.
We had a very successful online meeting which included a display of member’s artwork that has been done during this time at home. We had 43 members attend and much information was shared.
You may view the the agenda with live links to the documents shared during the meeting here. Please note: You will need to login with your PSNC account to view.
July 11 – Lana Ballot online demo on Oceans & Seascapes
You may view her work at https://www.lanaballot.com/.
September 12 – Laura Pollack presentation / online meeting and demo
You may view Laura’s work at https://www.laurapollak.com/. An agenda and link to the meeting will be sent via email to all members the week before the meeting.
October 10 – Karen Israel, PSA-MP;IAPS/MC;PSWC online demo on pastel floral painting with a watercolor underpainting
Dynamic composition and a unique viewpoint are the hallmarks of Karen Israel’s pastel paintings. She is influenced by the light and mood of the subject and lets those elements dictate her approach. These subjects are rendered with a strong appreciation for the rigors of formal design coupled with a fearless array of color choices.
Karen enjoys teaching pastel as much as she enjoys painting. She conducts many teaching demonstrations and workshops throughout the United States. Read more.
November 14 – Rita Kirkman presentation / online meeting and demo
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.
December 12 – Lyn Diefenbach online demo of florals