We are very fortunate to have Denise Mahlke present to us. Denise is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, a Master Signature member of American Women Artists, and an Out-of-State-Artist member of the California Art Club. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including Fine Art Connoisseur, Pastel Journal, Plein Air Magazine, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, Western Art Collector, and Western Art & Architecture. She continues to gain national recognition and earn awards for her pastels, most recently the Gold medal award for works on paper and the Best of Show award at the Phoenix Art Museum's 2013 West Select show. She has been twice honored as winner of the First Place award in Landscape in the Art Renewal Center's 2009 and 2011 International Salon.
CTPS will hold a brief business meeting at 9:30. APS members are welcome to attend but you may prefer to arrive at 10:00. Everyone is invited to bring a snack or finger food to share. Coffee, tea, water and soft drinks will be provided.
2014 Annual Juried Member Exhibition
Top Awards Include:
Best of Show - "Elfing" by Rita Kirkman
First in Show - "Green Oropendola" by Richard Banh
Second in Show - "Spring Abundance" by Char Eppright
Third in Show - "My Adorable Ari" by Kathryn Holter
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!
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.
FEBRUARY Sunday, February 23rd, 2014, 4:00 PM
demonstrated her award winning techniques for painting beautiful still life florals.
Block in stage Finished painting with photo reference
JANUARY Sunday, January 26th, 2014, 4:00 PM 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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