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

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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 :-)

Lorenzo Chavez Workshop - Ojai - October 2017

Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment

Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment


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!

Lynn Humphrey
SCAPE Workshop Coordinator

"Pastel Impressions" Show at Malaga Cove Library - July 2017





--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 ( during the opening reception. For more information call the Library office at 310-377-9584. 

​The Pastel Society of North Carolina Exhibition


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

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.

 Lyn Asselta
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 



RPVtv Interview

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!


Sally Strand Workshops - June, September & October 2017




Sally Strand
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 or


IAPS Convention
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
Albuquerque, NM
Contact: Susan Webster

MidAmerica Pastel Society
3-day Color of Light workshop
September 29 – October 1, 2017
MidAmerica Pastel Society
Merriam, Kansas
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.

2-Day UART Workshop with LaVone Sterling - May 2017

“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
Medium: Pastels
Skill level: Beginner to advanced
Number of Workshop Days: 2
Price: $225.00
Students: 6-12

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

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