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Welcome to the Austin Pastel Society...
Whether you have an interest in learning more about the medium of pastel or you're an active pastel artist, we hope you will join usfor monthly programs, juried & non-juried exhibitions and special events!
In March, 2014 Sonja began a year-long project to interview, photograph and paint the portraits of 30 homeless people in the Austin area. The paintings will be donated to a fund raiser held in conjunction with Homeless Awareness Week in November
of 2015 with the proceeds going to benefit organizations that provide services to the homeless and disenfranchised. The journey has been a transforming and enlightening one. Sonja will talk about that journey and all of the difficulties involved with the interviewing, photography, and problem solving with each individual portrait. At least 20
of the portraits will be on display. Please join us for this discussion and question and
2014 AUSTIN PASTEL SOCIETY
ANNUAL JURIED MEMBER EXHIBITION
Announcing the 2014 Accepted Entries
Clayton J. Beck III, Juror see slide show below of the 50 accepted entries
Please note, We have had some issues with the slide show, so regardless
of what the slide show may show, the list here is a complete
list of accepted entries. Please accept my apologies. - Webmaster.
There were 115 paintings by 43 artists
submitted for this year's show
Congratulations to everyone who
entered whether chosen or not.
OCTOBER MEETING - SUNDAY, OCT. 26, 2014
FROM 4-6 PM @ MARIE CALLENDER'S
Presentation by Dana Brown of Ampersand
Find out more about pastel boards, how they are made, how they can be used, as well as other surfaces made by the Ampersand company, whose warehouse and manufacturing facility is located in nearby Kyle. Dana Brown of Ampersand will be on hand to present the program -- samples will be included!
SEPTEMBER MEETING - SUNDAY, SEP. 28, 2014
FROM 4 - 6 PM @ MARIE CALLENDER'S
Kick-off meeting & paint-a-round in the fall!
Our featured program includes 5 member artists who initiate a painting and then work on each painting in succession for 10 minutes each, ending with his or her own work. The 5 finished works will be available for sale to benefit our scholarship program. It's fun and instructive to see how each artist approaches not only his or her own work, but that of fellow artists!
MAY MEETING - SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014
FROM 9:30 AM - NOON @ THE WINDBERG ART CENTER
Joint meeting with Central Texas Pastel Society
Denise Mahlke, PSA-MC
Demonstrated and spoke about her evocative, atmospheric landscapes
at a joint meeting with the Central Texas Pastel Society.
"Where Morning Gathers" by Denise Mahlke
FEBRUARY MEETING - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2014
FROM 4 - 6 PM @ MARIE CALLENDER'S
demonstrated her award winning techniques for painting beautiful still life florals.
Block in stage Finished painting with photo reference
JANUARY MEETING - SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014
FROM 4 - 6 PM @ MARIE CALLENDER'S
Mike Etiedemonstrated his techniques for creating this colorful landscape painting which he took
home to finish and has now entered in the Annual
Juried Members Exhibition.
2013 Annual Juried Member Exhibition Awards Have Been Announced! Click here for list of 2013 Award Winners
Past Programs & Events Scroll down or click here for information.
No Meeting in November Happy Thanksgiving!
Sunday, December 8th, 2013
Christmas pot luck, holiday gift exchange, and show and tell
Sunday, October 27th, 4:00 PM
will demonstrate painting a portrait and discuss how she chooses work for her gallery
Sunday, September 22nd, 4:00 PM
demonstrates his award winning technique painting water in pastel
Sunday, May 26th Program
"Magic in the Finale"
Join us as Debra Richardsondemonstrates the techniques she uses in the
completion of a portrait that make it magical, give it life, and give it power.
D.K. Richardson has been a dedicated artist for over 46 years. Although realism has been her focus, the true challenge of her craft is capturing the essence of character beyond photography, the true identity.
Influenced by masters of their craft, such as Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Rubens, and Vermeer, Richardson continually strives to obtain a higher level of proficiency in portraiture.
Dabbling in impressionism and non-representational works, she always returned to her love of realism. Her work is a hybrid of contemporary and classical portraiture.
We hope you'll join us on Sunday, May 26th!
April 28th Program
Our Guest Speaker
Lon Dekkers of Canson
"All things new and exciting"
in the Canson line of art products.
(Lisa Wright & Lon Dekkers)
followed by our
Annual Garage Sale: Everything But the Studio Sink!
Thanks to our own Lisa Wright of Asel Art
for making these arrangements with Lon Dekkers!
Members of APS greatly appreciate the gifts of paper & pastels!
Asel Art _____________________________________________
2013 Austin Pastel Society Annual Juried Membership Exhibition February 24 - April 21, 2013 Judge Terri Ford, PSA, PSWC-DP, PSNM, SPS
Parking is free in the parking garage on the corner of 8th & Guadalupe. (Entrance at 800 Guadalupe)
Take a ticket. The gate will be open at the exit.
Take elevator to the Lower Level to the Corridor of Art.
A catalog for the 2013 APS Annual Juried Exhibition will be available soon, details to come.
She will also teach the annual two day workshop and act as exhibition judge. The workshop will also be held at the Windberg Art Center on March 9 and 10.
The Friday evening demo is free for all APS members. Non-member artists can attend for a suggested donation of $20.
Registration for the workshop is full, but there is a waiting list in case of cancellations.
February Demonstration by:
Robert "Bob" Rohm, PSA, OPA
Sunday, February 24th
Join us as Bob Rohm demonstrates his technique for a "painterly approach" to pastel painting -- beginning with the all important value study.
Robert "Bob" Rohm received classical art training at the York Academy of Arts in Pennsylvania. Now a resident of Texas, his paintings reflect the brilliance of the colors found in the clear, bright light of the southwest.
Last Chance - 2012 APS Annual Juried Exhibition Catalog
If you would like to order a Catalog from the 2012 APS Annual Juried Exhibition, please click here to email Deb Richardson. Deb will send an email link to you for the catalog. The link will take you to the MyPublisher website for you to place your order and purchase directly. Two sizes are available: Classic Hardcover with book jacket (8.75” x 11.25”) or Pocket Book (5.75" x 7.75"). Be sure to tell her which size so she can send you the correct link for the size you want. (Specific sizes are printed in different facilities.)
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