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  • 03 Oct 2020 11:21 AM | Regina Burchett (Administrator)


    REGISTER NOW!

    Piedmont Pastel Society

    2020 Member Show

    November 14, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Entries are now closed for our Members Only event. But if you have already entered your painting or would just like to attend the online Show and have a chance at the Raffle prices, be sure to register! (see REGISTER button to the left)

    Instead of our usual physical show, this is our year for something new and fun. The silver lining in this Covid Cloud has come!

    Prospectus details below.

    Dates:

    - Voting by members starts Nov 4 and deadline for the final votes is November 10.

    - November 14 - PPS Member show will be held live! As it gets closer, please watch your email for your Zoom invitation to this exciting event.

    Show Details:

    Members will judge this show by each casting 3 votes online between November 4-10.

    Voting by our entire membership will allow us to complete the award process. YES, WE HAVE PRIZES!!

    We have awards for the “Best of Show” and the top five paintings selected as favorites by our membership.

    Through the generosity of the Jack Richeson & Co., we will be awarding gift certificates for Richeson pastel sets!

    Prizes will be awarded and also 12 generous raffle giveaways will be drawn randomly from the attendees of the meeting!

    A chance to connect with old and new friends! You can even send messages to them privately.

    Show and Tell:

    We want to hear about your painting! Each member will have 2 minutes to tell us about your original idea, your thought process, your artistic license or just to say “Hey!” to the group. We will all be able to view your work at the same time. (Added benefit is that your view will be better than standing behind some tall person at a physical show!)

    We are so looking forward to having you all join us on November 14 at 10:00 for Our 2020 Member Show!  All registrants will be sent a Zoom link for the Member Show prior to the event.

    Ginny Stocker

    PPS Member Show Chair

    gstocker@invp.com

    330-827-5243

       

  • 29 Jun 2020 4:02 PM | Regina Burchett (Administrator)
  • 09 Apr 2020 3:15 PM | Sharon "Sherry" Brown

    Thanks to Scarlett Fleming for restarting our Newsletter.

    February 2020 newsletter.pdf

  • 09 Sep 2019 9:00 AM | Marilyn Dwyer

    Pictures coming soon!

  • 17 Jun 2019 6:46 PM | Marilyn Dwyer


    Message from your PPS Presidents:

    The recent IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies) Convention was an amazing week of demos, workshops, trying and buying pastel products and most importantly, celebrating PPS members juried into the IAPS Exhibition! PPS Members included in this exclusive show were Judith Cutler, Tracy Ference, Laura Pollak, Anne Strutz and Kurt Weiser. We were so proud to see our Society represented by their talent. Later that week, at the IAPS Exhibition Awards Ceremony, IAPS President Richard McKinley, presented the Prix De Pastel (highest award) to our own, Tracy Ference! We were honored and thrilled to be there as Tracy received this prestigious award. This also qualifies her to receive her Masters Circle designation, one of the most important honors in the international pastel world. (Based on points accrued for acceptances into IAPS Juried Exhibitions and related awards.)

    We also want to recognize PPS member and former Piedmont Pastel President, Kurt Weiser, for his significant contributions as an IAPS Board Member and Workshop Instructor during the Convention. Kurt was attentive to our PPS delegation and introduced IAPS Board Members and several Pastel Society Presidents and members to Patty and Rita. Anne Strutz, also former Piedmont Pastel President, was a favorite at the convention as well; serving not only as a volunteer, but also, as a Featured Artist in the Dueling Demonstrations! Anne had quite a cheering section as she created multiple paintings of Sunflowers in her expressive style using a brayer and other techniques which wowed the audience.

    On Fiesta Night, Piedmont Pastel Society shared a table with our two sister North Carolina Societies; Appalachian Pastel Society and the North Carolina Pastel Society. This table was set up to provide convention participants with brochures and postcards publicizing our upcoming workshops and the 2020 NC Statewide Exhibition. We also conducted a Raffle which entitled 6 lucky winners to receive free memberships in all 3 societies! This Raffle was very successful, unique to our societies, and added new members to our membership rosters! Over 70 artists from all over the world signed up hoping to win this valuable prize!

    In summary, we realized, once again, how very fortunate we are to be involved with such a wonderful Piedmont Pastel Society where members celebrate and inspire each other to continue their artistic exploration of the pastel medium! Thank you for your membership and support of the Piedmont Pastel Society! We hope to see you soon at one of our upcoming events!

    See our PPS members paintings and the entire  IAPS 2019 Exhibit.

    Patty Russell and Rita Smith, 2019 Co-Presidents


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