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, March, May, July, September and November) from 10am – 12pm (unless otherwise scheduled). Meetings will be held at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens (100 Old Mason Farm Road) in Chapel Hill unless otherwise indicated.
November 15th Meeting
Plein Air Painting, presentation by Addren Doss
For Addren Doss plein air painting is about recording her emotional reaction to a specific place and a specific time of day. The studio painting that may come from that experience is an extension of the intense feelings and reactions she had when painting outside. In this program we will explore how to combine elements from different references using small sketches and quick pastel and oil color studies that will then be the basis for a larger painting. Addren will teach how the smaller studies will free the artist to approach the larger painting with more understanding and freedom.
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!
“Horizons–Earth Touching Sky” was hosted by the Nature Gallery of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC, September 2014.
Featured paintings are by members representing the Pastel Society of North Carolina.