4th Annual NC Statewide Juried Pastel Exhibition, May 16 – June 16, 2015



The Pastel Society of North Carolina, the Appalachian Pastel Society and the Piedmont Pastel Society collaborate each year to form an annual statewide exhibition, “Pastel Paintings From the Mountains to the Sea.” Members of at least one of these pastel organizations were invited to enter, even if they did not reside in North Carolina. This year the exhibition is being hosted by the Pastel Society of North Carolina.

The juror for the exhibition is Teresa Saia (teresasaia.com).  Teresa will be conducting a lecture and a demonstration on May 16.  For more information or to register click on: Teresa Saia Demo and Lecture.


pastel paintings by juror Teresa Saia

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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 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 room 106 (100 Old Mason Farm Road) in Chapel Hill unless otherwise indicated. For directions please go to ncbg.unc.edu.

See what’s coming up for PSNC in 2015!

Next Meeting: March 21st
“Let’s Create Some Dust!”…. bring your supplies and some inspiration!

Everyone is invited to come and paint together for the morning. Bring a project you have been working on, or create something new.

This is a chance for you to see how others work, and share how you work. You might discover a new technique or learn about some supplies you have not tried. For this meeting we will have our normal space plus the space next door, so there will be plenty of room for everyone to work.

sueSusan “Sue” MacDougall Panzarella
April 18, 1943 – March 5, 2015

Inspired by her father, a Chicago architect, Susan Panzarella focused on creating art since her early teens.  After studying at the Art Institute in Chicago, Susan waited until her children were grown and off to college and then continued with workshops and further study at Cal State Long Beach, studying Life Drawing and Portraiture. She also studied with Ramon Kelley, Chuck Hammond, Robert E. Wood and Daniel Greene while living in California. While living in Jackson, TN, Susan was represented by Marguerite’s Gallery in TN, and built up a steady clientele in appreciation of her work.   Specializing in oils and pastel portraiture, she also created landscapes, florals and still lifes and was constantly fascinated by color and the transfer of light.

Susan was a member of all three North Carolina Pastel Societies as well as many other art organizations.  Our art community as a whole deeply feels her loss.

“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.

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PSNC Photo Depot

All of us have trouble finding good reference photos from time to time, so we have decided to build a repository of copyright-free images donated by our members. Anyone who wishes to participate may bring as many 5x7 or 8x10 color prints of any photo they wish to release permission to use to our monthly meetings. There will be no cost to use the photos and therefore no compensation to the photographer. By sharing in this way, we can all become better artists. We hope you'll contribute to this resource!
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