Some PSSC Members will be showing their pastel paintings at this event! Join them for the reception and exhibition.
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.
For more information and to sign up, visit
Landscape Pastel Painting En Plein Air with Joe Mancuso
September 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$70.00 – $78.00
Join our own Mike Ishikawa for a pastel Demo and/or a pastel Workshop at the Tustin Art League!
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Limit 8 students
Workshop will be held in private North Tustin Studio
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Tustin Art League Monthly Meeting
Free & Visitors Welcome
300 South C Street
Tustin, CA 92780
Please email Susan Lenoir at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
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!
Plein Air Painting in the Garden
September 10 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
at the South Coast Botanic Garden
Free with Garden admission
PSSC Members attending:
- Joe Mancuso
- Dave Wolfram
- Mike Ishikawa
- Lynn Attig
- Bernard Fallon
This is a self-guided activity, no artistic experience is required.
For more information visit
Entry to this online exhibition will open on September 1, 2017. Any artist that belongs to an IAPS Member Society like the PSSC is eligible to enter!
For more information and to download the prospectus go to www.iapspastel.org/exiaps_upcoming.php
Don't miss the opportunity to enter!
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 email@example.com.
Another beautiful art exhibition to visit!
Thank you to PSSC member and participating artist Bridgit Duffy for letting us know about this show!
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 :-)
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF LANDSCAPE by Lorenzo Chavez
October 27, 28 and 29, 2017
Good Morning All,
We have one opening left in the Lorenzo Chavez workshop and we'd like to have at least 2 people on the waiting list in case of any last minute cancellations. If you've already registered please share this information with your artist friends who may be interested in joining us. If you haven't registered yet and would like to do so, please visit the SCAPE website and register ASAP. The final registration date is August 16th and if we don't have a full roster at that point we'll be forced to cancel the workshop.
Here is some exciting news for non-SCAPE members! The fee for SCAPE members to attend the workshop is $410 and non-SCAPE members will pay $460. The additional fee entitles you to a SCAPE membership through December 31, 2017! You'll be eligible to attend any SCAPE sponsored event, some of which are free (e.g. Paint-outs) or, pay a reduced fee because you'll be considered a SCAPE member!! This is brand new this year!
Here are the workshop details:
Oct. 27 - 29, 2017
Location: Bert Collins' studio 1545 Cuyama Rd. Ojai, CA
Hours: 9 - 4 with an hour for lunch
Please consider enrolling now AND please share this information with others! The workshop is intended for intermediate and advanced pastel artists. Lorenzo will be teaching in studio as well as plein air.
See you in October!
SCAPE Workshop Coordinator
‘PASTEL IMPRESSIONS’ ART SHOW
TO DEBUT AT MALAGA COVE LIBRARY
--Public is invited to opening reception July 8th--
PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. – A group show featuring selected works from The Pastel Society of Southern California (PSSC) opens with a public reception July 8, 3-5 p.m. at the Malaga Cove Library, 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates, and continues through July 29.
The show features original paintings by nationally recognized pastel artists, as well as local PSSC members from the South Bay and the greater Southern California area. Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays, Noon to 4 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;with other hours by appointment. Most of the artwork is available for purchase.
The community is also invited to hear a free talk on the “Art of Pastel” by Otto Stürcke (www.sturckestudio.com) during the opening reception. For more information call the Library office at 310-377-9584.
The Pastel Society of North Carolina Online International Juried Pastel Exhibition, Pure Color, is now open for submissions.
Is Proud to Host
An Online International Juried Exhibition of Pastel Paintings
September 1, 2017 – September 30, 2017
Juror of Selection and Judge of Awards: Lyn Asselta
$1000 in Cash Awards
First Place - $500
Second Place - $250
Third Place - $100
Honorable Mentions – 3 at $50 each
The Pastel Society of North Carolina is proud to host Pure Color…
An Online International Juried Exhibition of Pastel Paintings. This is an online-only exhibit and will be published on the online Juried Shows website and the PSNC website www.pastelsocietyofnc.com
This is an International Exhibition. You do not have to be a member of the Pastel Society of North Carolina to enter. This Exhibition is for soft pastels only. No oil pastels will be accepted.
Participate in this unique opportunity!
Save the expenses of Framing, Shipping Materials, Shipping Expenses and Shipping Agents!
This is an excellent venue to have your work shown at a fraction of the costs!!!
There are no commissions on Sales.
Is a widely recognized pastel artist, a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA), a Master Circle recipient of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS), and a member of the Salmagundi Club. She is the founder of the First Coast Pastel Society (FL), a Member of Excellence of the Southeastern Pastel Society, and is also a member of the American Artists Professional League, and the Eastern League of Professional Artists. In 2009, Lyn had the honor of being an Artist in Residence for the National Park Service in Acadia National Park in Maine. Her work was recently featured in the February 2016 issue of Pastel Journal and her painting, “Blue Morning, Crescent Beach,” appeared on the cover.
Online Entry Opening - June 1, 2017
Online Entry Deadline - August 9, 2017
Notice of Acceptance - August 18, 2017
Online Show Goes Live - September 1, 2017
Online Show Closes - September 30, 2017
CLICK HERE to Download Prospectus
Thank you to Mark Doddy and RPV-Television for this in-depth coverage of our pastel society and 8th Annual Members' Exhibition! Hope you enjoy it. Also thank you to Bernard V Fallon for making it happen! What a great time to be part of PSSC!
"Chasing the Light"
July 26-28, 2017
Wednesday - Friday, 9am-4pm
Only a few spaces left in this workshop. Don't miss the opportunity to join Mary Aslin in France!
The Color of Light Workshops
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.sallystrand.com
One-Day Workshop: Thursday, June 8, 2017
One-Day Workshop: Friday, June 9, 2017
2:00–4:00 pm, 2-hour Demo: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Contact: Susan Webster
MidAmerica Pastel Society
3-day Color of Light workshop
September 29 – October 1, 2017
MidAmerica Pastel Society
Contact: Beverly Amundson
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
5-day Color of Light workshop
October 4–8, 2017
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Contact: Leigh Rodante
904-280-0614 ext 203
Here is additional info regarding exhibitions Sally is participating in:
Sally Strand's painting, Neighbor, Backyard is included in the juried exhibition, Artist Alliance at the Museum 2017, at the Oceanside Museum of Art in Oceanside, California. The exhibition runs until August 27, 2017.
Sally Strand is exhibiting two paintings, Window, and Orange Branch at the 106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition of the California Art Club. The exhibition, at the Autry Museum of the American West runs through April 30, 2017.
The May issue of The Artist's Magazine has an insightful article about Sally Strand. “The Moment In-Between,” written by Robert Carsten, chronicles the heart-felt changes and struggles in her personal art journey of the last few years.
“The Magic Light Brings to the Landscape“
2-Day UART Workshop with LaVone Sterling
Location: Three Rivers Memorial Building, Three Rivers, CA
Date: Saturday May 20 – Sunday May 21 2017
Time: Saturday May 20 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Sunday May 21 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Instructor: LaVone Sterling
Skill level: Beginner to advanced
Number of Workshop Days: 2
Join LaVone Sterling for a two-day workshop that will focus on capturing the light and creating mood in your pastel landscape on UART Premium Sanded Pastel Paper. By using various underpainting techniques, we will discover the potential in a finished work. On day one, in the morning LaVone will demonstrate painting trees, grass and mountains. In the afternoon, students will work from photos in the studio. On the second day of the workshop, after meeting at the studio, we will paint en plein air. The last hour of the second day, we will meet back at the studio and LaVone will critique your work.
Inside the studio or out of doors, LaVone will give each student individual instruction and help. Three Rivers should be blanketed with wildflowers, streams and rivers this May. It is a beautiful location nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the gateway to Sequoia National Park. This will be an exciting place to paint!
UART will provide you via email with a full list of materials before the beginning of the workshop.
Check out LaVone’s paintings at www.lavonesterling.com/
This one day art show takes place on April 15, 2017 and will feature art in any media inspired by the incarceration of Japanese Americans in 1942. Entry is open to all artists.
Download the GVJCI Art Show Registration form.
Announcing the South Bay Festival of the Arts! Artists who would like to have a booth to display and sell your artwork at this upcoming festival in June, please use the following contact info:
Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation