Archive for January, 2012

New Profile… Christine Algie

Christine Algie was also selected for full membership this month.  She has sent several beautiful images of her favourite subject material… “Big Cats” and these have been uploaded to her new profile on the website.

New Profile.. Patricia Burgess

Patricia Burgess was selected for full membership this month.  She has submitted some beautiful work for inclusion in her profile on the website.

Profile on Website for Emma Colbert

One of our newest full members has just added her profile to the the Members Website.  Check out Emma’s beautiful pastels from her profile page.

And the winners are…..

Congratulations to Betty Christie and Annabel Potterton who were selected as winners of the poster competition for images advertising next years Pastel Society of Ireland’s Annual and Members exhibitions.  These are the beautiful paintings selected by the judges.  ” Mute Swan, River Lagan” by Betty Christie, and “Venice Shop Window” by Annabel Potterton

Congratulations to our newest Full Members

Jane Meyler, Christine Algie, Kate Thompson, Emma Colbert, Denis O’Toole and Patricia Burgess have all been selected for full membership of the Pastel Society of Ireland. Well done! I am now hoping to get their profiles posted on the website to show the best of their work as soon as possible.

International Juried Pastel Competition – USA

Dear Pastel Society Members,

We have been invited to submit work for an international juried pastel competition in the Southern USA.  To enter costs  $35 and images will be viewed electronically.  If your work is selected for the next stage you will have to pay to have your work shipped out to Atlanta.

Would you like the committee to discuss if we could part support shipping costs for any successful entrants?

See invite and link below…..

Southeastern Pastel Society 2012 15th International Juried Exhibition.  Approximately $5,000 in cash and merchandise awards.  May 17 – June 24, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.  Juror: Fred Somers (will also conduct a workshop in conjunction with the exhibition).   Soft pastels only.  Members: $25; Non-members: $35.  Up to 3 digital entries submitted online (online entries only).  Entry deadline is February 28, 2012. View the prospectus with complete details at:

Betty Christie Workshop

Betty’s workshop on Saturday 14th January went very well, with 17 booked there was hardly room to move.  The attached images from the day courtesy of Jo Peel.

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