Fifth Annual South Bay Beer, Wine and Art Festival


Dear Artist:
The Palos Verdes Peninsula, and South Bay Sunrise Rotary Clubs present the Fifth Annual South Bay Beer, Wine and Art Festival featuring many wineries, breweries, restaurants, artists and entertainment, plus a silent auction and opportunity drawing. Our guests are from Torrance, El Segundo, the Beach Cities, the Palos Verdes Peninsula, San Pedro and surrounding South Bay and Harbor area communities.

The South Bay Beer, Wine and Art Festival is a major fundraising event. The event will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates from noon to 5:00 p.m. The Festival starts at noon for VIP ticket holders. General admission will begin at 1:00 p.m. We are expecting over 2000 visitors.

We are locating the artist’s booths throughout the other beer, wine and food vendors. This should keep a fairly active crowd right in front of your booths. You should expect a very receptive crowd at this event for viewing and appreciating your art.

Please find attached a participant application for the 5th annual South Bay Beer, Wine and Art Festival. We have only 20 artist spaces for this event.We will accept applications on a first come first served basis. As we receive your applications, and you are approved, you will be  included in the show until all spaces have been filled. We invite you to submit an application for consideration.

We will review and consider all applications (including photos of your art and exhibit space) to ensure the quality of our event. We will advise applicants whether or not they have been accepted into the show upon application approval.

If you have any questions or need further information, please fee free to contact me at

Thank you!
Christopher Stillians, M.Photog.Cr.
Beer and Wine Festival Art Show Committee Chair

Download the participant application here

Daggi Wallace Portrait Workshop - March 2018


Daggi Wallace
3 Day Portrait Workshop

Workshop Dates: 3/19/2018 - 3/21/2018 (offered each month, with dates TBA) 10am-4pm
Location: Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Studio C-1
2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo (Old Town), California 93010
(easiest to park one block north on Elm Drive, Studio C-1 is in the purple building)


In this workshop I share my technique of portrait painting in pastel on sanded paper which includes underpainting in watercolor and ink. The focus will be on seeing and painting correct proportions, values and edges. You will learn how to create vibrant skin tones with color temperature changes and layering. We will talk about the most common mistakes (such as hair and teeth for example) and how to avoid them.

Since the class size is small you will receive lots of one-on-one attention at your easel. You will leave the workshop knowing how to see the correct values, check angles and pay attention to lost and found edges in order to achieve a great likeness. 

 Photo reference and underpainting

Photo reference and underpainting

Each day I will demo the next step before you will work at your easel.

Day 1: transferring the drawing to the sanded paper followed by the ink and watercolor underpainting

Day 2: applying first layers of pastel followed by minimal blending to create rich vibrant skin tones

Day 3: finishing up with the icing on the cake, the fine details that bring your subject to life

 Finished painting,  Junie , 8”x16”, pastel

Finished painting, Junie, 8”x16”, pastel


To register and receive a supply list please email:

This class is best for students with at least some experience drawing portraits AND/OR working with pastel.
Download the flyer here.

14th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition - July 2017 - August 2018



14th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition

Marla Baggetta
Juror and Judge

July 12 through August 27, 2018


PACE (Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center)
20000 Pikes Peak Avenue Parker, CO 80138


Download the complete prospectus here.

The Pastel Society of Colorado is honored to have Marla Baggetta instructing a three day summer Pastel Workshop at PACE in Parker, Colorado. PACE is a state-of-the-art facility located on Parker's historic Main-street, offering the best of touring acts as well as local performances, exhibits and educational programs.

July 13, 2018 to July 15, 2018
PACE (Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center)

Workshop Description
Emphasis will be on pushing boundaries while considering the fundamentals of painting; design, value, color and edges. Stop being a slave to your reference material and break through to paint like you've always wanted to paint. Learn to paint like a poet, not a novelist and unlock your true potential. Take the journey into new territory and move towards your own unique voice as an artist. Beginner to advanced students welcome.


Loosen Up + Expand is a follow up to Marla's popular workshop Loosen Up workshop based on "100 Variations", a pastel series featured in Pastel Journal, which marked a shift in Marla's career and became a metaphor for her life as an artist.

For more information and to sign up go to
(The workshop is listed at the bottom of the page).

The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation and Porch Gallery Ojai present Thomas Fire Artists’ Recovery Exhibition

 Gary Lang, Stars , 2013

Gary Lang, Stars , 2013

Artists’ Recovery Exhibition
Show Dates : February 1 - March 11, 2018
Ojai, CA, January 9, 2018


The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation and Porch Gallery Ojai are pleased to announce the Thomas Fire Artists’ Recovery Exhibition to benefit the Thomas Fire Artist Recovery Fund - a grassroots initiative to raise, match, and distribute unrestricted cash grants to members of the Ventura and Santa Barbara counties’ creative communities seriously affected by the Thomas fire.

“Thomas Fire Artists’ Recovery Benefit Exhibition” will be at the Porch Gallery Ojai February 1 - March 11, 2018
Porch Gallery – Ojai is located at 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai, CA 93023. For more information please go to .

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is located at 248 South Montgomery Suite A, Ojai, CA 93023. For more information please go to

The Thomas fire, which started on the evening of December 4th is now the largest in California history. The first phase of the Thomas Fire Artist Recovery Fund was to gather information about the impact the fire had on our creative communities. The second phase of the Thomas Fire Artist Recovery Fund will include a matched fundraising campaign led by the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, with a public program of free and ticketed events, as well as an art exhibition hosted by the Porch Gallery Ojai featuring artworks donated to benefit the Fund.

As of January 1, 2018, The Thomas Fire Artist Recovery Fund had received 15 requests for support from artists that have been severely impacted by the Thomas Fire, half of whom have lost either their home or studio, or both. The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation and Porch Gallery Ojai plan to raise over $30,000 in order to offer unrestricted gifts of $5,000,  $2,500, and $500, to these artists, depending on need.

Thomas Fire Artists Recovery Exhibition will be held at the Porch Gallery Ojai. As of January 9, 2018 the participating artists are: Joshua Abarbanel, Akka B., Richard Amend, Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, Wyatt Amend, Phil Argent, Bobbi Bennett, Jane Callister, Norman Clayton, Russell Crotty, Lynn Cunningham Brown, Ann Diener, Sally England, Penelope Gottleib, Patrick Hammerlein, Cassandra C Jones, Gary Lang, Jeff Mann, Hugh Margerum, Dennis Mukai, Victoria Pearson, Mick Reinman, Maria Rendon, Catherine Ruane, George Sanders, Ro Snell Sanders, Carol Shaw Sutton, Ashleigh Sumner and Seyburn Zorthian.


The opening reception, February 3rd , will feature a performance by Ojai resident, Andrea Brook aka Sonic Butterfly. Brook will be "stringing the Porch" with her own design of long-string harp, Sonic Butterfly, a two octave, chromatic, acoustic harp with 60 foot long strings and projectionand/or LED wings. The 60ft strings will span out across the roof of the porch, turning the gallery into an instrument and creating a full sensory experience.

In conjunction with the exhibition, The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation will host On Love & Loss , a public podcast series. The foundation’s Executive Director, Frederick Janka, will lead the conversations which will feature artists Cruz Ortiz, Sharon Louden and one to be determined.

About the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation:
The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, a 501(c)3 public arts organization, was founded in 2015 by family and friends of esteemed art patron and private art dealer Carolyn Glasoe Bailey. 

Currently based in Ojai, the Foundation is committed to the welfare of artists and advocates for life-long art learning beginning in elementary school. Current programs include unrestricted cash grants for artists, funding for arts education initiatives, an artist residency program in Ojai, CA, as well as a series of public programs and events including a podcast artist conversation series available on iTunes.

About Porch Gallery Ojai:
The Porch Gallery Ojai is located in a historic building in downtown Ojai at 310 E. Matilija Street. Porch Girls Productions, owned by Heather Stobo and Lisa Casoni, officially took over management of the gallery in May of 2013. Porch Gallery represents emerging and established contemporary artists and produces artistic events throughout the Ojai Valley.

For questions regarding the exhibition and image requests please contact:
Lisa Casoni
Porch Gallery Ojai

For questions regarding the fund and events please contact:
Frederick Janka
Executive Director
Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation

Doug Dawson Workshop in Minneapolis - May 2018


Greetings Fellow Painters,
The Lake Country Pastel Society is pleased to announce that artist and author, Doug Dawson will be giving a five day workshop in Minneapolis from May 7 - 11, 2018.

This will be a combination of studio and plein aire sessions. Doug is recognized as a “Master of Pastel” by PSA , and is a member of the Master Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies.

The classes will include demos, fundamental principles, and techniques, which benefit those who are new to the medium, or have used pastel for years. He challenges and guides students to climb to a new level with their work. Doug gives lots of individual assistance and there are frequent critiques in a relaxed atmosphere. As a former workshop participant, I can recommend his program as one that is encouraging, enlightening, and FUN!

Minneapolis is a great place to visit with it’s beautiful lake regions and, hopefully, bright spring days. We invite your members to consider joining us for this workshop.
Check out the Lake Country Pastel Society ( website and newsletter for more information or contact:
Eileen France




Sedona Art Center, 15 Art Barn Road, Sedona, AZ  86336   

Exhibition Dates:       March 28 – April 10, 2018



Registration Entries Open Nov 1, 2017
Entry Deadline .............. Monday, Feb 19, 2018
      Notification Email ..........  Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018
Hand Delivery of Paintings ............... Wednesday, March 28, 2018 10:30-11:30
Shipped Paintings .......... Dates to be given upon notification of acceptance.  
Show Opening & Awards Reception…... Saturday, March 31, 2018    2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Show Closing & Art Work Pick Up......     Tuesday, April 10, 2018          1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

AWARDS:  $1000 for Best of Show.  $500 for Best Figurative.  $5000 Total Cash and Sponsor Awards.



LOCATION:  The exhibition will take place at the Sedona Arts Center, located in the heart of the historical business district adjacent to restaurants, gift shops, and other tourist attractions.  The dates of the show will coincide with the Spring Holiday weeks which are teeming with visitors and have traditionally increased the flow of traffic through the Art Center.   Aaron Schuerr will be giving a 3 day workshop during the first few days of the show and pastel demos will be scheduled.  To sign up for the workshop, contact .

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all pastel artists.

ENTRY FEES:  $40 for members, $50 for non-members for up to 3 entries.  All show entries must be made at


California Art Club Show - A Hint of Light

Join participating artist and PSSC member Jean Choi at this upcoming exhibition!


A Hint of Light: California Daybreak

Altadena Town & Country Club, Altadena, CA
February 2 – May 29, 2018

Artist's Reception
Sunday, February 4, 2018; 12:00 - 2:00

Featuring: Charity Anderson, Robert Arnett, Nanette Biers, Rich Brimer, Jean Brinton-Jaecks, John Bucklin, Judith Cameron, Larry Cannon, Jean Choi, Linda Cloonan, Don Crocker, Celeste DeCoudres, Bryce Elischer, Mark Farina, Catherine Fasciato, Lynne Fearman, Marian Fortunati, Lori Fujimoto, Thomas Garner, Nita Harper, Paula Holtzclaw, Torrey Hori, Robert Impellizzeri, Anna T Kelly, Timothy Kitz, Catherine Koon, Cathy Locke, Corey Peters, Marnie Piuze, Jerry Steingraeber, Phyllis Calvin Thomas, Cindy Wilbur, and Wendy Wirth.



Altadena Town & Country Club
2290 Country Club Drive
Altadena, CA 91001


Download the flyer


Sally Strand Workshops in 2018

  Window by Sally Strand

Window by Sally Strand

Focusing on color and light, Sally discusses optical mixing of layered color and how to truly see and identify color, especially subtle color. The effects of light on color, composition, and perception, as well as use of different types of light are explored. Painting from costumed models and still life, each student receives individual attention and critiques. Demonstrations, lectures and a slide show are designed to give students tools to achieve intensely beautiful color.

NEW Master Classes in 2018 — If you have taken Sally's workshops before and want to build on the numerous principles discussed, this new class continues where the previous workshops left off. It begins with a review of painting principles including optical mixing of layered color, essential elements of strong composition and the effects of light. We also focus on the later stages of painting, learning to harmonize color masses while developing the ability really see and mix color, especially those that are nuanced and subtle. Finally we will explore the finishing touches that turn paintings into personal statements.

Sally Strand, a Master Pastelist, was inducted into the Hall of Fame, the highest commendation of the Pastel Society of America, NY .

For more information: 949-493-6892 or

March 8–10, 2018 Color of Light
March 12–15, 2018 NEW! Master Class/Next Level

San Clemente Center for the Arts
San Clemente, California
Contact: Heather Rapozo
April 11–14, 2018
The Goshen School of Art
Goshen, New Jersey
Contact: Laura Ann

May 23–29, 2018
France, Haut Baran
Haut Baran, France
Contact: William or Rosalie Haas
(513) 533-0511 (States) 01133-565-246-324 (France)

October 3–6, 2018
NEW! Master Class/Next Level
Franciscan Life Process Center
Lowell, Michigan
Contact: Kathy Bechtel
(616) 897-7842

For more Sally Strand workshops visit



Mike Ishikawa Exhibition at The Corner Store



Come and see Mike Ishikawa's exhibition of 30 paintings at The Corner Store in San Pedro!


The reception is on October 22, from 1 - 4 pm and the paintings will exhibit during the months of October and November. The paintings are of the Southern California region , local, seascapes, boats, lighthouses, etc.



The Corner Store is a locally owned store in San Pedro that has been in business for decades. It's a funky, trendy spot, and they have home cooked breakfasts and lunch in a country style atmosphere.

The address is 1118 W. 37TH ST.  SAN PEDRO  90731. 

Visit the Pt. Fermin Lighthouse just down the street for some nice coastal photo opportunities.


All profits from the sale of the paintings will be donated to the Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra. It's a group that gives outdoor opportunities, in the Sierras, to the disabled, wounded warriors, and terminally ill kids. 

Mike Ishikawa Pastel Landscape Demo & Workshop at Tustin Art League


Join our own Mike Ishikawa for a pastel Demo and/or a pastel Workshop at the Tustin Art League!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
1:00-4:30pm Workshop

Limit 8 students

Workshop will be held in private North Tustin Studio


Wednesday, October 11, 2017
7:00-9:00pm Demo

Tustin Art League Monthly Meeting

Free & Visitors Welcome

TUSD Boardroom
300 South C Street
Tustin, CA 92780

Please email Susan Lenoir at for more information

Lisa Ober Workshop in San Clemente - October 2017

Creative, Colorful, Realistic Still Life in Pastel with Lisa Ober



October 6th, 7th, and 8th 2017 from 10-4 pm

San Clemente Center for the Arts
1531 N. El Camino Real
San Clemente, California, 92672


Color, light, technique, and unending enthusiasm are spending the weekend together as Lisa Ober shares her unique approach to still life painting. Students will follow her step-by-step approach from the first sketch to the finished piece using a photo reference (provided).


Students will get plenty of personal attention, and Lisa’s enthusiasm for still life painting is as contagious for the beginner as it is for the experienced painter. Regardless of favorite subject matter or level of experience, students will leave with some hot tips for making their future paintings stand out in a crowd. If those in the class aren't already in love with still life painting, they will be by the end of this one!

Visit  for more information and to sign up.

Download the workshop flyer here



March 19-29, 2018


Sign up by August 12th to save $200 on this incredible art adventure in a unique part of Australia!

Tasmania is renowned for its diverse landscapes, classic Aussie wildlife, the cleanest air in the world and the down to earth, friendly nature of the locals. The trip includes daily plein air and studio sessions with Alan Flattmann as well as guided tours of the surrounding countryside and attractions.


For additional details, contact Alan Flattmann at 985-809-6332 or email

Click here for a Brochure and Reservation Form.

Golden State Splendor Art Show - Santa Paula - July-November 2017

Golden State Splendor by the California Art Club

July 15, 2017 through November 5, 2017
Santa Paula Art Museum
117 North Tenth Street, Santa Paula, CA. 93060

After the opening, the regular admission drops down to only $7 for general public, and $5 senior price!

The California Art Club was established in 1909 by early California Impressionists or plein air painters, and is recognized as one of the oldest, largest and most active leading professional art organizations in the world.

All of the exhibiting artists are members of the California Art Club. They include Peter Adams, Reza Alhosseini, Suzie Baker, Jannene Behl, Nanette Biers, Catherine Bobkoski, Michael Bowes, Catherine Boyer, Linda Brown, Marcia Burtt, Larry Cannon, Val Carson, Shannon Celia, Christopher L. Cook, Don Crocker, Raymond Cuevas, Laura Culver, Steven Curry, Chick Curtis, Karl Dempwolf, Bridget Duffy, Lee Edwards, Bernard Fallon, Mark Farina, Kathy Gillis, Meisha Grichuhin, Joel Heger, Carolyn Hesse-Low, Debra Holladay, Robert Impellizzeri, Pamela Ingwers, Michelle Jung, Linda Kidd, Chuck Kovacic, Paul Kratter, Simon Lok, Lisa Mozzini-McDill, Don Munz, Michael Obermeyer, Terumi Paganini, Davis Perkins, Gail Pidduck, Anette Power, Richard H. Probert, Robin Purcell, Mardie Rees, Jeff Remmer, Junn Roca, Dan Schultz, Frank Serrano, W. Jason Situ, Tara Sood, Wayne Waller, Laura Wambsgans and Marilyn Wear.

Participating PSSC Members are highlighted :-)