February Update

Are you preparing for our Pastel Society of Southern California 4th Annual Members’ Exhibition?  This is such a great event for our members because we get to see each others’ work and celebrate our accomplishments from the last year.  The exhibition reception is also a favorite event of the Creative Arts Center of Manhattan Beach because it is one of the best attended openings of the year.  So make plans to enter the show and bring your friends to the reception!  Click here to download the prospectus. Take in is Thursday, April 4, from 10am – noon  Opening Reception is Saturday, April 6, from 6 – 9pm

Our next meeting is Saturday, March 9 at 10am at the Torrance Airport.

Come ready to sign up to help in various ways at the exhibition reception!  We will not only need refreshments to be provided and served, but we will need greeters, people to handle the voting, and a few other opportunities to help.

Our demo at the March 9 meeting will be by Jannene Behl showing techniques for using black LaCarte pastel paper.  A workshop will follow from 1 – 4pm for those who have signed up; a waiting list is being kept for that workshop as well.

The next IAPS Exhibition will be at the convention hotel in Albuquerque.  The entry deadline is March 22.  What a great opportunity to have your work seen by 100’s of pastelists!  Get the prospectus here and get your entry ready!

If you are a member of the California Art Club, there is a juried show coming up entitled “Waterscapes” and you can apply before April 8 at OnlineJuriedShows.com.

Many of you know Morgan Kari for the lovely portraits she has entered in our exhibition in the past.  She will be conducting a workshop on applying gold leaf and metal leaf to add to your mixed media artwork.  It’s Saturday, March 23 from 9am – 4pm at the Cypress Community Center. $65.  Morgan’s pastel painting of a horse’s head used gold leaf in the background which created a stunning affect.  This workshop is sponsored by the Colored Pencil Society of America. Contact Ruth Arthur for more information and to sign up