I was pleased to have two of my pieces juried into the “It’s Pastel” 9th Annual Juried Show
Discover Portsmouth Center, 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH
The show runs October 21-November 25, 2017, 9:30-5pm 7 days a week.
Opening reception, awards ceremony and gallery talk: Saturday Oct. 21, 2017, 5 to 7 pm. Free admission.
The Pastel Society of New Hampshire presents its 9th Annual Juried Exhibition “It’s Pastel” at the Portsmouth Historical Society’s Academy Gallery at Discover Portsmouth in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. More than 80 paintings from award-winning, critically acclaimed, artists across the country will be on view in the landmark Academy Gallery, in what has become an area favorite exhibit.
With a broad range of styles, vibrant colors and masterful technique, the exhibit showcases the new- found excitement of a traditional medium. “A whole room full of pastel paintings really packs a punch,” said PSNH Juried show chair, Keith Demanche. “Portraits, landscapes, still life – pastel is a terrific medium for almost any kind of subject. Seeing what all these talented artists put on view is truly amazing.”
Nationally recognized juror, Kim Lordier (PSA, IAPS MC), will choose the paintings that were accepted from hundreds of artist submissions. Juror of Awards, Christine Ivers (PSA, IAPS MC) will be granting over $6000 in prizes at the opening reception and awards ceremony on Sat. Oct. 21, 2017 from 5 to 7 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Christine Ivers will also be giving a free gallery talk about the work on view and some background information why and how the choices were made for prize selection.
Discover Portsmouth is located at 10 Middle St., Portsmouth NH. Phone: 603-436-8433. Gallery hours are: 9:30am-5pm., 7 days a week. For more information about the show, Pastel Society of NH or about pastels as a medium, please visit www.pastelsocietynh.com.
The Pastel Society of New Hampshire is a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation of soft pastels as a fine art medium. Founded in January 2006 by a group of pastel artists, the purpose of the society is to promote the arts in New Hampshire, and to foster connections among pastelists of all levels throughout New Hampshire, the New England region, and other states. All pastel artists and people interested in the pastel medium are welcome and encouraged to join.
Saranac Lake Artworks, based in Saranac Lake, NY, is once again coordinating studio tours of local artists' workspaces.
My newly completed studio space will be open to the public. I'll be working on pastel paintings, and will give a tutorial on materials and methods, if asked. Special studio tour discounts available for paintings on exhibit in the studio.
Please see saranaclakeartworks.com for more information.
DISCOVER THE ADIRONDACKS THROUGH ARTISTS' EYES plein air festival
The Adirondack region has long been known as a wonderful, wild vacation retreat and the inspiration for numerous artists, writers and musicians. The artists who come and take part in the Adirondack Plein Air Festival know that very well, which is what attracts them from all over the country. It's the largest wilderness east of the Mississippi, yet within an easy days drive of the major cities of the northeast. There are mountains, lakes, rivers, bogs, forests, farms, and small communities - a full variety of subject matter for artists. Ninety artists submitted applications and 50 were selected to participate.
The Adirondack Plein Air Festival involves 4 1/2 days of painting and then a huge Show & Sale that could very well have 500 fresh, wet paintings that were created during the event. Spectators are encouraged to come watch the creative process as well as to enjoy the Adirondack environment themselves. Click on the "Schedule" link above to see what is going on each day of the event.
On Friday August 18, all the framed paintings have to be turned in and there will be a Special Preview Party & Awards Presentation from 6 - 9 pm in the Town Hall at 39 Main St. Tickets are $20/person and may be purchased below or at the door. Vermont artist Aline Ordman will select the prize winners. There is no charge for the Show & Sale on Saturday August 19, from 12 - 5 pm.
Our artists have a wonderful time exploring the Adirondacks with their paintbrushes. We invite you to come see what they have produced and perhaps bring home your own piece of the Adirondacks.
Ninety artists applied and 50 artists have been selected to participate, along with 10 alternates. Our 3 Selection Jurors were Massachusetts artist John MacDonald (our 2016 Awards Juror), Saratoga, NY artist Anne Diggory (a former Awards Juror), and Delaware artist Sarah Yeoman.
Thanks to jurors of selection, PSA Master Pastelists, Patrician Tribastone and Karen Israel for accepting these two pieces of mine into the 3rd Annual Adirondack National Pastel Exhibition.
The Shirt Factory Gallery & the Adirondack Pastel Society
Show runs Wednesday, July 12, to Saturday August 12, 2017
Opening reception is Saturday, July 22, from 5 to 8 p.m.
71 Lawrence Street, Glens Falls, NY
NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery artists and regional award winning poets have collaborated on a show that will feature new pieces of art and the poetry composed for each piece.
The catered event will feature readings by the poets, and is open to the public. Please join us for this very special evening. The exhibit runs through April 23rd.
Two of my pieces were accepted into the Adirondack Artist's Guild 19th Annual Regional Juried show in Saranac Lake, NY and may be seen there through April 12, 2017.
Please stop by the LPCA Main Street Gallery in Lake Placid NY. I'll be having a featured table display there with lots of small works, some new larger works, cards, Dala Horses and prints.
NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery members will have a selection of their art exhibited at The View in Old Forge, NY. Please see their website for more information, link above.
My thanks to juror Christine Swann, PSA, for accepting my piece, "Light Years Away" into this show!
From their website:
Location: Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery
10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH
Location: Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery
"The Discover Portsmouth Center in the heart of the historic seacoast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The gallery is elegantly situated on the ground floor of an historic building which once was the main library. It is known for the high caliber of the exhibitions displayed throughout the year. Restaurants and shops are within walking distance for the many visitors who come to the center for information, and for residents who are aware of the high quality art shown there. The gallery is open seven days a week from 10 until 5 and is knowledgeably staffed."
Columbus Day Weekend!
Friday, October 7 – Sunday, October 9
Reception: October 8, 4-6pm
Join us for Olana’s Fifth Annual Plein Air Celebration in collaboration with Columbia County Council of the Arts. Interact with competitively selected artists on Friday-Saturday in Olana’s artist-designed landscape. Join us Saturday night for a free meet the artist reception, impromptu exhibition, and artist awards along with the opening of Wayfinding: Imaging History with (Our)story. The event concludes with a tent sale in downtown Hudson on Sunday from 11am-8pm. Over the weekend Olana will also offer a number of participatory programs to encourage painting outdoors, landscape tours, and viewing artists at work. Proceeds support education programs at Olana and the Columbia County Council on the Arts. This event is free and open to all ages.
JURORS: Participants selected by jury: Bob Bahr, editor of PleinAir Today, Valerie Balint, Associate Curator at Olana, Joan Damiani, Hudson Artist and Gallerist, and Hudson Artist Ken Young
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Route 9G
Hudson, NY 12534
Lat: 42-12’58” N,
Long: 073-49’35” W
Estimated Drive Times:
Albany: 45 minutes
Boston: 3 hours
New York City: 2.5 hours
Poughkeepsie: 1 hour
Springfield, MA: 1.5 hours
Grasses, pastel on UArt paper 9 x 6
I will be teaching this class at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY. A brief class description follows:
Introduction to Soft Pastels: This class will give the beginner or intermediate pastel artist a broad overview of materials and techniques, including the use of watercolor or acrylic paint to block in paintings, and how to use water and fixative with soft pastels. The class will feature demonstrations and participants will be provided with the materials to create pastel studies during class with one-on-one assistance. Discussion will include pastels as a plein air medium, the dynamics of composition, and a segment on how to frame pastels. Participants should bring a choice of reference photos to work from.
My thanks to juror Leslie Lillian Levy, PSA, MP, for accepting my painting "Alpacalypse!" into the Adirondack National Pastel Exhibit taking place this July 8-August 13 at the Shirt Factory Gallery in Glens Falls, NY. I am honored and excited to be included again!
Artist's Reception, July 23, 2016, 71 Lawrence Street, Glens Falls, NY