January 26, 2020: Bethany Fields, PSA, IAPS/MC, will demonstrate the use of reference photos as an aid, not to duplicate, a finished painting, experimenting with color, color harmony and underpainting techniques.
Bethany Fields is an American contemporary artist working in pastel. She has gained national recognition with exhibits at the Salmagundi Club, National Arts Club, both in NYC, and the Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio. She regularly hosts and teaches workshops around the country and is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Degas Pastel Society and is a Master Circle member of IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies).
She is an active member of American Women Artists and the American Impressionist Society. Bethany has recently been featured in the prestigious Pastel Journal magazine in both a featured article and as an honorable mention winner for the 2017 Pastel 100. Her work was also chosen as a finalist in Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition in 2016 and 2018.
Bethany will also hold an APS mini-workshop prior to the January meeting. Click for details.
February 26, 2020: Brenda Hash will focus her demonstration on good lighting, composition and color management. She will work from a real, still-life set-up to get those points across.
Brenda’s paintings have received awards from the Portrait Society of America and the Pastel Society of America. Her work has hung in the National Arts Club in New York, the Salmagundi Club in New York, the Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio, and galleries around the greater Houston area. She was a juried participant in the Women Painting Women – Texas Exhibition and her work has been published in International Artist Magazine and The Art of the Portrait Journal.
Ms Hash is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (New York); a juried member of the Degas Pastel Society (New Orleans); a founding member of the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas (Houston); a member of the Portrait Society of America (International), and IAPS.. Ms Hash teaches weekly adult art classes at the Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery in Sugar Land, Texas.
March 6, 2020 at Apache Shores Community Hall in Austin: Jeanne Rosier Smith will demonstrate how to create the illusion of crashing waves in pastel. Go beyond the flat blues of photographs and enliven your seascapes with the colors in your memory. Learn to crop photos for effective compositions, look at water’s reflective qualities and explore how light, motion and what lies beneath all affect what we see, and what we paint. Learn how to compose the coastline, and how to create convincing sand and foam.
Jeanne was featured in the August 2018 Pastel Journal, for which she has also been a regular contributor. She will be Artist in Residence at the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, MA in September, 2019. She has a signature set of Seascape pastels with Terry Ludwig Pastels, and Richeson Pastels has just come out with a signature Land and Sea set of 80 pastels chosen by Jeanne. Jeanne offers workshops in her Sudbury, MA pastel studio, across the US and in Europe.
Jeanne has won numerous top awards, including first place in Pastel Journal magazine’s 2019 Top 100 landscape competition, an honor she also took in 2017. She is a Master Artist with the Copley Society, a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the American Society of Marine Artists, an IAPS Master’s Circle Member, and a member of New York’s Salmagundi Club. Jeanne has exhibited work in museums nationwide and her work is in collections on five continents.
April 26, 2020: Joycelyn Schedler will demonstrate her style and techniques in pastel painting. Details will be provided soon.
Artwork by Joycelyn Schedler can be found in homes and businesses across the United States and internationally. She is a Juried Associate Member of Pastel society of America.
In 2018, she completed an art residency at International Art Residence Pro Vobis in Assisi, Italy. Sharing this experience with artists of various mediums was a highlight of her art career. Five of her pieces created during the art residency were selected to be in the 3rd International Contemporary Art Exhibition in Assisi, Italy.
May 24, 2020: Jan Weaver will demonstrate her wonderful style and techniques in painting animals. More details are coming soon.
Quoted from a past interview, “When I paint animals or landscape, I hope my love of nature comes through.”
Jan graduated from UT with a Fine Art’s Degree, majoring in studio art in 1974. She continually studies and learns new genres and techniques. I’ve been a member of Austin Visual Arts Assoc., Austin Pastel Society, Portrait Society of America, Pastel Society of the Southwest, Central Pastel Society, Pastel Society of America, and IAPS. Jan also taught at the Art School of Austin Museum of Art.
|June 28, 2020: Annual Members’ Garage Sale.|
Recent Demonstrations and Pastel Talks
Other recent demonstrations and presentations were provided by Enid Wood, Cindy McBride, Rae Andrews, Carolyn Kilday, Jen Evenhus, Bob Douglass, Nancy Lilly, Linda Wells, Annie Winsett, Mike Etie, Jeri Salter, Rita Kirkman, Dan Merrel, Margaret Dyer, and Linda Dellandre.