Category Archives: member news

Member News, Diana Coidan

Diana Coidan was accepted in the Beaufort County Arts Council’s 47th Annual Fine Arts Show in Washington, NC and received third place for her pastel “Holliday’s Anchor Watch” which was also purchased during their Gala Preview Party. Exhibit will hang through January 3, 2012 at the beautiful Arts Council building on Gladden Street in Washington, […]

October 2011 Meeting Photos

Pastel Society of America Master Pastelist Judith Cutler spoke on “Pastels and Abstracts” and gave an overview of how her pastels and abstract paintings have evolved.

How you can be a bigger part of your pastel society in 2012…

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 […]

Campbell House opening reception – Southern Pines, NC

The show will be running from October 7 through October 28, 2011. Click on the thumbnails below to see photos of the accepted work and opening reception.      

Member News, Diana Coidan

Diana Coidan’s pastel of a rusted tug-boat entitled, “Victorary II” was accepted into the Halle Cultural Arts Center’s “Oxidtion-Rust” Juried Exhibition. The show runs from September 23-October 28th and there will be an Opening Reception on Friday, September 30th from 6-8pm.

Member News, Lolette Guthrie

Lolette Guthrie is a featured artist in the upcoming show, Explorations, at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, 121 Churton St., Hiisborough, NC. Opening reception is Friday, September 30 from 6-9pm. The show runs through October 23. Dreaming of the Blue Ridge by Lolette Guthrie

Member News, Kathryn Wilson

You are invited to “A Celebration of Color” at Sunflower Studio and Gallery (214 E. Jones Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587) for Kathryn Wilson on Friday, October 14th from 5-9pm. The show will run from October 14 – November 5, 2011.

Member News, Diana Coidan

Diana has been accepted into the juried fine art show and sale “ArtSplendor” aboard the Mega Yacht, “SeaFair” docked in downtown Morehead City, September 29th through October 2nd during the Seafood Festival. Thirty feet of gallery space has been awarded for her pastels. Gallery hours aboard, Friday, 9/30 Noon – 11pm, Saturday, 10/01 10am-11pm and […]

Member News, Chris Berndt

The Architecture of Place Works by Christine S. Berndt Carrboro Town Hall, 301 West Main Street September 6 – October 27, 2011 Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm The opening reception will be part of the 2nd Friday Artwalk in Chapel Hill and Carrboro on Friday, September 9, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm. […]

Member News, Betty Hendrix

Two colored pencil paintings by Betty Hendrix were juried into the “Sky’s the Limit” Juried Art Show and Competition in Breckenridge Fine Arts Center, Breckenridge, TX. The show will be open from September 6th through October 7th. She also has two colored pencil pieces in the Nature Art Gallery at the Museum of Natural Sciences […]

Member News, Luana Luconi Winner

From her series titled “The Children of Collodi,” Luana Luconi Winner’s 20 x 16 pastel of 30 Pinocchios called “Hanging Around” was accepted into the Pastel Society of America annual exhibition at the National Arts Club in NYC. 180 pieces were selected from over 1,000 entries this year. The town of Collodi, Italy is where […]

IAPS: Workshops and Demonstrations

This is part 2 of the 2011 IAPS recap by our treasurer, Anne Kiefaber. Read Part 1: The Setting. The room was quiet except for the scratching of pastel on sanded surfaces or the teacher quietly giving advice to a student. Concentration was high as each student was trying his/her best to become a better […]

Member News, Margaret Roth

Margaret Roth has a new website of her work and would like your feedback about the site format. Please check it out and contact her with any suggestions!

IAPS: The Setting

This is part 1 of the 2011 IAPS recap by our treasurer, Anne Kiefaber. When I decided to go to the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS for short) I did not know what to expect since the only other convention I had attended was the National Portrait Society. It exceeded expectations beyond anything I […]

Member News, Kim Werfel

Kim Werfel will be displaying her portraits, landscapes and more at the Studio Supply in Chapel Hill for the month of July. Visit with her at the reception this Friday July 8th, 6-9pm during the artwalk at 421 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Above is my pastel “Waiting for Mom”, 12″ x 16″, […]

Member News, Diana Coidan

Diana L. Coidan was juried into the Associated Artists of Southport Summer Reginal Juried Exhibition and received Second Place for her pastel “Un Bateau Rouge”. Exhibition dates: June 27-July 24 at Franklin Square Gallery “Un Bateau Rouge” by Diana Coidan

Member News, Melissa Walker

Melissa Walker will be one of two featured artists at the Clayton Center Gallery in Clayton, NC with new acrylic and collage paintings during the month of July. Join her on Thursday, July 7, from 6-7:30pm for the reception. Join Melissa Walker in Burlington, NC for 8 days of artistic fun, on July 11-14 and […]

Member News, Kurt Weiser

Kurt Weiser has had a very successful year so far with his art, plus he and his wife have just welcomed a brand new baby girl, Lola, into their family! 2011 Piedmont Pastel Society, Charlotte, NC – Regional Juried Member Exhibition “Thunder Hill” won The People’s Choice Award 2011 Tennessee Art League 46th Annual Central […]

Member News, Diana Coidan

The Town of Cary presents a solo exhibition by PSNC member, Diana L. Coidan, “Pastel Expressions” Above, Below, and Beyond at Cary Town Hall (Academy Street, Cary, NC) on June 24 – August 22, 2011. There will be a reception during the Cary Art Loop on Friday, June 24th from 6-8pm.

Member News, Luana Luconi Winner

Luana Luconi Winner participated in the 18th international juried exhibition at the International Association of Pastel Societies in Albuquerque, NM.  Her painting “Children of Collodi: Gathering” was one of 85 paintings chosen for the exhibition in June 2011. She will also be participating in the national exhibition Pastels by Invitation 2011 at the Creative Arts […]

Member News, Patricia Harriss

Patricia Harriss has a one woman show starting  July 1st, with an artist’s reception from 6-8pm, at the Harnett County Arts Council in Lillington. Around 20 sketches and portraits that she’s made of the residents of Stagecoach Manor over the past 10 years will be on display. See more details on the postcard below.

Member News, Betty Hendrix

Betty Hendrix had one pastel titled “Pale Waterlily” juried into the Cape Fear Studios 2011 National Exhibition. The show will hang from June 20th through July 20th. Cape Fear Studios and gallery are located at 148-1 Maxwell Street in downtown Fayetteville, NC.

Pastel Pyramid workshop with Luana Luconi Winner, June 11th & 12th

Luana Luconi Winner will be teaching a Pastel workshop called PASTEL PYRAMID at Artspace on Saturday & Sunday, June 11 & 12 from 10am – 5pm. The cost is $175 ($155 members/teachers) Create beautiful pastel paintings by beginning with the foundation of color, studying temperature in tints and shades, and developing solid drawing skills. Step-by-step […]

Member News, Diana Coidan

Diana Coidan will be featured at Nicole’s Studio and Gallery in Raleigh with new pastels and oils for May 2011. Join her at First Friday in downtown Raleigh, May 6th, as Diana will demonstrate pastels live during the reception from 6-9pm.

Member News, Lorie Callahan

The Richeson 75 Landscape, Seascape & Architecture 2011 International Juried Exhibition has selected Lorie Callahan’s pastel painting ‘Turbulence’ to be included in the Gallery and in the on-line exhibition. The exhibition will open June 24th through August 26.

Member News, Vinita Jain

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. Fall Studio View by Vinita Jain

Member News, Wendy Musser

The Virginia Gail Collection is a home furnishings and interior design showroom in Chapel Hill, NC. Wendy Musser’s work will be featured in their space from April 8 – May 31, 2011. Casey would welcome you anytime; but please come to the reception, in conjunction with the Chapel Hill 2nd Friday Artwalk, on April 8th […]

painting by Diana Coidan juried into 30th Annual National Show at Community Council for the Arts

A pastel painting by Diana Coidan has been juried into the 30th Annual National Competitive Exhibition at the Community Council for the Arts in Kinston, NC. You can view her work, “Women of Senegal” in the Hampton Gallery from March 17 through April 30th. There will be reception this Thursday from 6-8pm.

painting by Patricia Savage selected for 7th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition

The Northeast Pastel Society has selected Patricia Savage’s, “Moonrise at Sunset” for display in the Seventh Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition in Old Forge, NY. Dates of the exhibition are May 14 through June 25. Congratulations, Patricia!

Raffaldini Vineyard Sales Event

Date: Saturday, April 23 Time: 11am – 5pm Set-up: 9am Location: Raffaldini Vineyards, 450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670 Raffaldini Vineyards has asked us to display our work in an upstairs room of their vineyard. We may NOT hang our work in their walls, but will display our work on our own tables or full […]

Ambleside Gallery Reception photos

refreshments amid some lovely pastel paintings musical entertainment Vinita Jain at the opening reception Anne Kiefaber, Patricia Savage, Kim Werfel and Kathryn Wilson

Pastel Portrait workshop by Patricia Harriss

Patricia Harriss will be teaching a Pastel Portrait workshop on the first four Tuesday nights in March at the Harnett County Arts Council building in Lillington, NC (816 S. Main Street). The classes will be held from 6:30-9:00pm. For more information, call (919) 639-9130 or email her at pharriss@embarqmail.com.

Abstract Painting Workshops with Melissa Walker

Melissa Walker will be offering two, 2 hour workshops at the Center for Visual Artists on Saturday, February 5, and again at the Hickory Mountain Weavery on Saturday, February 26. The first is “Creating Dramatic Abstract Compositions Using Black and White Collages,” from 9:30-11:30 am. The second is “Using Black and White Collage Studies to […]

Member News, Roxanne Lorch

Roxanne Lorch will be exhibiting her pastels at Cary Town Hall (316 N. Academy St) with the Jordan Hall Portrait Artists Group, from January 25th to February 21st, 2011. There will be an opening reception with refreshments on Sunday, January 30, from 3-5pm.

Ambleside Accepted Works for February show

Congratulations to our following members on their accepted work to the Pastel Society of North Carolina’s “Winter Exhibition” hosted by Ambleside Gallery. The show will run from February 4-25, 2011 with an Opening Reception on Friday, February 11th from 6-9 pm. You may also download a PDF of the accepted work. Frances Baker – The […]

Diana Coidan pastel workshop at Jerry’s Artarama

Diana Coidan will be teaching a one-day workshop at Jerry’s Artarama in pastels.  “The Sky’s The Limit”, Saturday, February 19th.  For more info go to www.jerrysartevents.com. Beyond the Clouds by Diana Coidan – 32″ x 26″

Art Marketing and Pastel Workshops by M. Theresa Brown

M. Theresa Brown is giving an Art Marketing workshop, Setting Your Art Career in Motion, on Sunday, January 16 from 1-6pm at Jerry’s Artarama in Raleigh. She will also be leading two pastel workshops at Jerry’s this spring and summer. Pastel Still Lifes that Pop on Saturday, April 2 from 10-4pm Stunning Portraits in Pastel […]

Member News, Vinita Jain

Vinita Jain will be exhibiting pastels and etchings at the Cary Cafe (Harrison Pointe Shopping Center) from now until January 31.

PSNC Winter Exhibition at Ambleside Gallery in Greensboro

Announcing the Pastel Society of North Carolina’s “Winter Exhibition” hosted by Ambleside Gallery (524 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27406; (336) 275-9844) from February 4 – February 25, 2011! Dates to Remember Jan 11: Send images to Jackson Mayshark via e-mail Jackson@amblesidearts.com Jan 22: Artist notification of accepted images by Jackson Mayshark. Feb 5 & […]

Member News, Diana Coidan

The Beaufort Art Center in Beaufort, NC will feature member, Diana Coidan, for their Holiday Art Celebration weekend event December 10th – 12th. For the first time in a decade this historic building, circa 1845, will be open at Christmas with a gala weekend of demonstrations, music, and refreshments. Diana’s pastel nautical works will be […]

Member News, Elaine Jerome

Elaine Jerome, PSNC member and founder of the Teen Support Coalition (TSC) will be exhibiting her paintings at the University Mall boutique MODERN TIMES. An opening reception will be held during the second Friday Art Walk on December 10 from 6-9 pm. Ten percent of Elaine’s art sales will be donated to her mission of […]

Member News, Patricia Savage

Patricia Savage is participating in the Germanton Art Gallery and Winery’s 18th Annual Invitational Miniature Show taking place from December 3 – January 1, 2011. Opening Reception: Friday, December 3, 6 – 8 pm For more information call (336) 969-6121, www.germantongallery.com Happy Faces by Patricia Savage, 8″ x 10″

Member News, Elise Okrend

Join Elise Okrend at this week’s First Friday Art and Holiday Celebration for an exhibition of her latest pastel paintings along with holiday greeting cards and products that celebrate peace and diversity. Event is on Friday, December 3 from 6:30-10:00pm at Blake Street Studios, #6 (300 Blake Street, Raleigh, NC). Light refreshments and wine will […]

Member News, Kim Werfel

Kim Werfel has been juried into the Chatham Artist’s Guild’s 18th Annual Studio Tour. Open the first two weekends in December – 4 & 5th and 11 & 12th, from 10-5 pm. A preview show will showcase the artists at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro from November 17 through December 12, and a juried show at […]

Orange County Studio Tour 2010

PSNC Members Lolette Guthrie and Lindesay Harkness (second weekend only) will be open for this year’s Orange County Studio Tour. The dates are Saturday and Sunday, November 6 and 7 and 13 and 14. Saturday hours are from 10am – 5pm and Sundays are from 12pm – 5pm. View a list of all participants and […]

Member News, Nancy Clausen

Nancy Clausen was juried into the Appalachian Pastel Society’s National show at the Hayward County gallery (86 N. Main Street, Waynesville, NC).  There will be a reception for the society on Friday, November 5th from 6-9pm during the Waynesville art walk.

Member News, Diana Coidan

Diana Coidan received an Honorable Mention for an accepted pastel in the Coastal Pastel Society of NC Juried Exhibition in New Bern and also received a Honorable Mention for an accepted pastel entitled “After the Storm” in the Beaufort County Arts Council’s 46th Annual Fine Arts Show in Washington, NC,  October – January. After the […]

Member News, Kathy Miles-Morgan

Kathy Miles-Morgan will have art on exhibit at UNC Memorial Hospital Auxillary Classroom (first floor) and Fleetfeet Corp. Office in Carrboro Main St. (located at intersection of Rosemary and Main) for the month of October. In January, she will have an exhibit at Cup of Joe in Chapel Hill.

Member News, Diana Coidan

PSNC Member Diana Coidan had three paintings accepted into the Coastal Pastel Society of North Carolina Juried Show held at Carolina Colors Pavilion in New Bern, NC from October 1-31, 2010. Diana was also an invited artist to participate at the Art in the Gardens Fine Art Show and Sale at Duke Health Raleigh Hospital […]

Member News, Kim Werfel

Kim Werfel won 1st place ($100) for her portrait of Eden (below) in the 8th annual Fine Art League of Cary’s Art Exhibit at the Senior Center in Bond Park. She’s also having a Solo exhibition at the Halle Cultural Arts Center’s Spotlight Gallery from Sept 28- Oct 30th with a reception this Friday, October […]


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