Welcome to the Pastel Society of North Carolina!
The Pastel Society of North Carolina is an organization dedicated to providing opportunities for social interaction and education for pastel artists through meetings, shows, juried exhibitions and other events. We welcome all levels of accomplishment—from beginners to professional artists. Read more about the PSNC’s History here.
Meetings for the society are held monthly on the 3rd Saturday of each of the following months (January, February, March, April, May, September, October and November) from 10am – 12pm (unless otherwise scheduled). Meetings will be held at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill unless otherwise indicated.
March 15 will be a critique session. We are honored to have North Carolina artist and teacher, Jill Eberle, share her expertise and knowledge of painting with us. Each member interested in having his/her work critiqued by Ms. Eberle is asked to bring two paintings to the meeting.
Jill Eberle is a North Carolina realist painter who produces figurative narratives and still lives. While rooted in traditional skills, her work has a contemporary feel as it tackles psychological states and personal relationships. Eberle has taught drawing, painting, illustration and artistic anatomy for the past decade at East Carolina University and well as teaching at Penland School of Crafts. In addition, she has assisted both Stephen Early and Beverly McIver at various workshops. Her work has been shown regionally at the Greenhill Center (Greensboro), the Elder Gallery (Charlotte) and the Greenville Museum of Art (Greenville, NC), with solo shows mounted at The Imperial Centre (Rocky Mount) and Fine Art @ Baxters (New Bern).
Herb Slapo awarded PSNC Member Emeritus
The Board of Directors of the PSNC recognize the dedication and unwavering service of Herb Slapo to our organization over a span of almost twenty years. They have voted to award him with the title of PSNC Member Emeritus.
As an early member of the PSNC he was instrumental in changing the organization from the Pastel Society of Orange County to the Pastel Society of North Carolina. Through his participation as president, vice president, treasurer and publicity chair he has helped to shape and grow the PSNC. He is viewed as a mentor and gifted teacher. His critiques over the years have helped many of our members evolve into successful professional artists. His keen eye and gentile approach have become an integral part of the PSNC.
We hope that Herb will be willing to help us continue to evolve in the years to come!
2013 Members Show at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex, NC
Please enjoy this video showcasing pastel paintings by members of the Pastel Society of North Carolina.