For details and registration, please go to http://www.villageartcircle.
For details and registration, please go to http://www.villageartcircle.
Vinita Jain currently has an exhibit of her pastel paintings at the First Flight Ventures office in RTP through the end of June. First Flight Ventures helps small companies to grow their businesses and they are located at 2 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Vinita was born and brought up in India. She has been settled in the U.S. and in North Carolina for the past six years and this is where she was first introduced to pastels. Art has been her passion since childhood and she worked as a graphic designer in India. After coming to North Carolina, she took courses in drawing and color theory at Meredith College and has been taking pastel classes with L. Diane Johnson, who is a renowned plein air artist.
Although having worked in different media, Vinita now primarily works with soft pastels, enjoying the spontaneity and vivid colors of the medium. Her subjects include objects in and around her home. She is influenced and inspired by the works of Impressionists especially Edgar Degas and likes to work in a free and spontaneous manner.
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PSNC Member Vinita Jain is currently exhibiting at the Chatham Street Cafe in downtown Cary. The show runs from May 3rd till June 27th. It has mostly Soft Pastels with some Oil Pastels and Acrylics.
Moving Clouds by Vinita Jain
More information regarding the Cafe and the featured artists can be obtained at www.chathamstreetcafe.com/home.
Vinita Jain is having a show at Coffee and Crepes at Crossroads Blvd in Cary. The show runs until April 27, so come out and show your support for Vinita at the opening reception this Friday, March 26 from 6-9pm.
PSNC Member, Vinita Jain‘s, painting titled “A Fall Symphony” was selected as the third prize winner in the abstract category of the Pastel 100 competition. Along with the painting, there is a one page write up in the current April 2010 issue of the Pastel Journal.
A Fall Symphony
One of Vinita Jain‘s paintings titled “Fire in the Sky” has been chosen in a show called North to South 1st Annual Juried Art Competition sponsored by Green Rice Gallery of Charlotte.
The dates are Feb 5-25th with the opening reception on 5th. More information can be obtained at www.northtosouthartshow.com
Vinita Jain is having a show at Chatham Street Cafe in Cary from September 14th through October 26th where she is displaying mostly soft pastels and a few acrylic paintings.
Chatham Street Cafe is located at 140 E. Chatham Street in Cary, North Carolina. To learn more about the cafe hours and their featured artists, please visit the website.
Vinita Jain‘s artwork was chosen for use in the Treadaway Cup competition. The Treadaway competition is like installation artwork done in flowers, inspired by an original painting. This competition will take place on Sunday, August 16 at the “Pastels & Petals” all floral show in conjunction with the NC State Florists Association Annual Convention at the Greensboro Embassy Suites Hotel.
Meetings for the society are held on the 2nd Saturday of each of the following months (January, March, May, July, September and November) from 10am – 12pm (unless otherwise scheduled). Meetings will be held at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens room 106 (100 Old Mason Farm Road) in Chapel Hill unless otherwise indicated. For directions please go to ncbg.unc.edu.
Check out the Meeting Archives to see some photos and notes from our past meetings.
Want to become a member? Fill out our online application and join us for an upcoming meeting!
January 13 – Susan Mayfield Demo / Mini-Workshop
Susan Mayfield is an award winning artist known for her use of color and light in her pastels and oils. Susan explores and interprets the landscape, wherever she finds herself. Her work has focused on the incredible wild places in and around the canyon country of the Southwest with particular emphasis on the rivers that carved them. She divides her time between the high mountain desert and the big open skies of Colorado and the semi-tropical coastline of South Carolina and finds the dynamic contrasts between these two places. Meeting Photos
March 10 – Artists’ Tips
The March 10th program will be about sharing tips we have learned along the way. Come, share and learn about painting techniques, favorite pastels, favorite grounds, safety gear and equipment. Share the new directions you are taking with your pastels.
Participants are encouraged to bring samples so that members can have first hand experience with the materials.
May 19 – Lecture, Demonstration conducted by Liz Haywood-Sullivan. Opening reception for the Statewide Exhibition, 6pm-8pm. The Art Shop, Greensboro.
July 14 – Abstract Panel Discussion with Laura Pollak, Addren Doss and Vinita Jain. These outstanding artists will explain how they approach, develop and evaluate their abstract paintings. “Abstract paintings are like a good work of fiction, you take reality and mix in imagination to create a uniquely personal view of your world.” – Laura Pollak. Botanical Gardens.
October 20 – Plein Air Event. Come and join fellow pastelists and enjoy a fun filled outing where you can share ideas, techniques and approaches while you create your own paintings. Location: Emily Thompson’s farm, 1737 Old Coleridge Rd, Siler City, NC
November 3 – STROKES OF COLOR Pastel Demonstration by Anne Strutz. Anne will discuss passion and painting, how to loosen up, and when to slow it down. The importance of stepping out of your comfort zone through painting different subjects, using different techniques to enhance your skills helping you to define who you are as an artist. Anne will demonstrate several of her techniques, including the use of the brayer to infuse emotion, movement and creative mark making into her artwork.
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Anne Strutz resume | Download the flyer
December 15 – Holiday Party!
On behalf of the PSNC members I would like to give a very warm thank you to our gracious hosts, Luana and Doug Winner. We had a wonderful party at their lovely home. Thank you also to all the participants that brought so many delicious goodies. The ambiance was beautiful, with the dining area overlooking a lake and we had some great conversations with fellow artists and their spouses both upstairs and downstairs. I wish you a very happy and safe holiday! We will see you back in January for our first program of 2019! Holiday Party Photos
Waverly Artists Group Proudly Presents
Passion for Pastel Exhibit
August 28 – September24
Christine Berndt, Vinita Jain, Wendy Musser, Kim Werfel, and Lori White
We would love you to join us for an Artist Reception
August 31, 2012, 6-9 pm
302 Colonades Way, Suite 209
Cary, North Carolina 27518
Passion for Pastel exhibit features a group of five accomplished pastel artists from the Triangle area.
Best in Show – $1,000 — “Raging Bull” by Deborah Covington
UNC Healthcare/PSNC Award of Excellence – $800 — “Flowers in the Window” by Lindesay Harkness
Artistic Merit – $600 — “Jiyah” by Richard Wilson
Canson — “Fan Dancers of Shanghai” by Susan Panzarella
($400 (1) Mi-teintes Touch Board, 22×30, (4) Mi-teintes Touch Sheets, 22×30, Rembrandt Soft Pastels, 45L, (4) Mi-teintes Pastel pads, 12×16, (5) Mi-teintes Art Board, 16×20)
Great American Artworks — “Fall Lake” by Debbie Rasberry
$360 78 Masterclass Assortment
Cheap Joes — “Goats of Indigo” by Walter Stanford
$250 Gift Certificate (includes apron, workshop tote with award)
Jerrys Artarama — “The Valley” by Kurt Weiser
$175 Soho, 90 half-stick set
Art Spectrum Australia (distributed by Armadillo Art & Craft, Belle Mead, New Jersey) — “Self Portrait of the Artist with Her Car” by Pamela Winkler
$175 six pack each of Stone Tones, Red Wine ‘n Roses, Summer Greens, Blues ‘n Violets
Art Spectrum Australia (distributed by Armadillo Art & Craft, Belle Mead, New Jersey) — “View from My Studio” by Vinita Jain
Color fix Plein Air Painting Boards, 12 x 16, Soft Umber, Sand, Aubergine
Airfloat — “Filled with Passion and Possibilities” by Judith Cutler
$150 Gift Coupon
Wallis Corporation — “Clementine on Blue Plate” by Nancy Marshburn
$150, Belgian Mist Professional 18 x 24 Archival (7), Museum 18 x 24 Archival 100% Cotton Rag (7)
Ampersand — “Etheral Journey” by Beverly Kies
$141, (4) 9×12 Pastelboard, 1 grey, 1 white, 1 green, 1 sand; (4) 16 x20 Pastelboard, 1 grey, 1 white, 1 green, 1 sand; (4) 11 x14 Pastelboard, 1 grey, 1 white, 1 green, 1 sand
Richeson — “The Homestead” by Lorri Davis
$125 Gift Certificate
Savior Faire — “Dancing with a Wave” by Kay Gordon
Portrait, 40 half-stick pastel set
Richeson — “Twins XIV” by Karen Chambers
$100 Gift Certificate
Terry Ludwig Pastels — “The Old Farm Road” by Deborah Squier
$100 Gift Certficate
Colorfin LLC — “Wetland Reflections #1” by Donna Slade
$100 Gift Certficate
Pastel Society of America — “Summer Lake” by Bre Barnett Cowell
$100 Gift certificate
Chartpack — “Bauhaus III” by Chris Berndt
$90 Schminke 15 assorted, sticks
Diane Townsend — “Moonlit Forest” by Karla Pace
$75 Terrance Landscape Gift Set
Richeson — “Weathered Cedar Abstractions” by Hunter Taylor
$75 Gift Certficate
Jerry’s Artarama — “Serenity” by Eve Miller
$75 Mungyo Semi-Hard Pastels, Assorted Colors
The Mount Vision Pastel Company — “Away” by Carmella Jarvi
$70 Thunderstorm Grey, Set of 25
Uart — “Something Old, Something Blue, Nothing Borrowed, Nothing New” by Susan Meyer Sinyai
$60 ten sheets of 12 x 18 Uart paper
Dakota Art — “Autumn Harvest” by Bette Coningsby
$50 Gift Certificate
Frame Warehouse — “The Lookout” by Kim Werfel
$50.00 Gift Coupon
Jerry’s Artarama — “Little Green House” by Marian Morrison Sinks
$25 Strathmore 500 Series/Premium, Charcoal Paper, 24 Sheets
Dick Blick — “Blue Barn” by Lolette Guthrie
$25 Gift Coupon
Dick Blick — “Vineyard Shadows” by Arlene Daniel
$25 Gift Coupon
Dick Blick — “Greenhouse II” by Cynthia Lidd
$25 Gift Coupon
The 2011 Annual Juried Fine Arts League of Cary (FALC) painting and sculpture exhibition at Paige Walker Art Center in Cary includes several PSNC members. The juror was Sterling Edwards. The show runs from December 3, 2011 to January 10, 2012.
Roxanne Lorch’s pastel, Shadowland, won a Jerry’s Artarama Honor Award
Toni Lindahl’s pastel, The Great Escape, won a Jerry’s Artarama Honor award
It is time to let us know what you would like to do to assist and grow your society. If you would like to be put on the ballot for a position on the Executive Board or one of the committees for 2012, please contact Vinita Jain at (919) 677-9326. Or if you would like to assist in some other manner, please let us know in which committee you would enjoy participating.
Here are some very brief descriptions of the positions your society counts on every year. There are many jobs and multiple opportunities to be a bigger part of the group. Consider what your talents are, where you might enjoy participating, and then talk with any of the current board members or committee chair-people to get a more complete description of the activities.
President: work closely with board and chair-people guiding decisions to maintain and grow the organization. Computer skills necessary.
Vice President: work in concert with the president in all activities and continue to coordinate the meeting location according to the needs of the program presentation as set out by the Program committee prior to each month’s meeting. Computer skills necessary.
Secretary: high degree of computer skills, ability to react and record the spoken program, meeting, board meetings and called meetings. Coordinate these written materials for archiving.
Treasurer: Anne Kiefaber would like to continue in this position for 2012. Please let us know if you would like to assist and prepare for next year. Computer skills necessary.
Membership: the heartbeat of any organization… Committee members will assist chairman with membership materials, encourage sign-up of new members, greet visitors at meetings and exhibitions, assist/coordinate with Publicity Committee and opportunities to present membership information to other groups, schools/colleges, public venues, manage membership list and accounting of new paid members, use computer skills to send out broadcast announcements from President or approved announcements from other committees. Computer skills necessary.
Exhibitions: Chair and members will work with plans already in place and assist:
Statewide Show Chair – Patricia Savage: Competition/ Exhibition scheduled for June 2012 in Raleigh
Members’ Show – need Chair to coordinate members show according to guidelines. Location secured for 2012.
Both show chairs will need people to help with:
Publicity: committee positions and needs:
Programs: Most programs are in place from now until mid year 2012. Chair and members would continue to develop program ideas, securing speakers, and do follow up for the balance of 2012. Coordinate with VP on museum location and needs of presenters. Computer skills helpful.
Workshop: chair and committee members will assist with planning of workshops by members/guest instructors/juror-instructors. May work with Exhibition Chairs if workshop is to be coordinated with shows. Activities may include working with board on contract negotiations for location and hire of instructor, preparation of location, manage student lists, see to needs of instructor, etc. Computer skills necessary.
Website: committee to assist coordination of materials for Webmaster. Follow up assistance from other committees. Computer skills necessary.
Hospitality: some coordination of receptions at show locations will take place with Exhibitions Committee and Gallery locations. End of year/ December meeting is a social activity and would be coordinated with Host location. Committee will coordinate food, drink, presentation (serving materials, tablecloths, ice, etc.), and clean up. Computer skills not necessary but occasionally helpful.
Nominating/Elections: work with Executive Board and Membership chair to create recommendation of slate for following year. Coordinate with Webmaster for online voting. Phone or supply hard copy ballots for computer-illiterate members. Computer skills helpful
Historian: manage and update archives of the organization. Computer skills necessary.
Rita will present an online workshop on November 11-13 (paid participants) and the demo on November 14th will be free to members. You may view Rita’s work at https://www.ritakirkman.com/. An agenda and link to the meeting will be sent via email to all members the week before the meeting.
Please note: There are still a few spots left for the paid workshop.
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