David has been one of the first members to send images to update his profile for 2012. You can view more of his new work on the main website.
Archive for May, 2012
Newsletter can be downloaded from the News Section of the Main Pastel Society of Ireland Website
Jane was out in Las Vegas last month at the 1st Plein Air Convention where she met and painted alongside some wonderful artists. She took these pics at Bonnie Springs, Red Rock Canyon where one of the paintouts was held. Kim Lordier was one of the invited artists and she did a demo at the convention. Kim has given her permission to show these pictures on the PSI blog. Jane is very hopeful that she will make it to the Art in the Open festival next year!!!….
The other artist who is pastel painting in one of the pics is another amazing artist called Gil Dillinger. Jane says it was a pleasure to meet and see so many pastel artists there and to see their set ups!
The Appalachian Pastel Society invites artists to submit work for their 2012 National Juried Exhibition to be held October 18 – December 14, 2012 at The Asheville School in Asheville, North Carolina. More than $3,000 in cash prizes and art supply gift certificates will be awarded, including a $1,000 Best in Show Cash Award.
Juror for the 2012 APS National Exhibition is Richard McKinley, PSA, PSWC-DP, NPS.
Richard McKinley has been a professional working artist for 38 years and has over 35 years of teaching experience, including several DVDs on pastel painting. A book that compiles years of his published Pastel-Pointers columns and blogs for the Pastel Journal Magazine titled “Pastel Pointers, Top Secrets for Beautiful Pastel Paintings”, was released in November 2010. For more information, visit Richard’s website at http://www.mckinleystudio.com
Paintings submitted must be 80% soft pastel (not oil pastel). Submission is made via digital images in JPEG format on a CD. Artists may submit up to three images. Entry is $25 for APS members, $35 for non members.
Deadline for receiving entries is August 1, 2012.
Visit the APS website to download the prospectus at http://www.appalachianpastelsociety.org/national-exhibitions or send a SASE to Carol Branton Morrow, 108 Flame Azalea Drive, Swannanoa, NC 28778, phone 828.686.7549.