General Meeting Info for the 2019-2020 Season!!!!
In-house meetings are canceled until further notice
due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Membership Directory Cover Contest!
This contest will be online starting on April 6th. Since this is for members only, members will be sent an email on April 5th with a password and instructions for registration and uploading their entry. Information and instructions will also be in the newsletter that will be sent on April 4th.
On the 6th, a link and notice will be in this space to connect you to the correct page.
Voting will also be online and open to all members!
While we are sheltering-in-place, put those pastels to work. In February of 2021, we have two great shows that will need entries. The Ironwood Gallery Show and the Winter Charity Show both begin in February and will have entry deadlines in November and December of this year.
Fun things to do!!
March 31 at 12PM PDT -
Marla Baggetta will have a Live Demo on YouTube at https://youtu.be/naKHtFyVfwM
How to Make your Photos Sing!
So many things to see and research on this site!
30 day challenge from Alain Picard
Let's have some fun and share what you have been painting during this time! CLICK HERE to upload your work to share! Check the Member Fun Photos page for the results! Please give me about 24 hours to post the photos. These can be pastels or any medium.
Call to Artists!
If you would like to enter your work in shows around the US and beyond, these links may be for you!!!
87th Annual national Juried Exhibition - Hudson Valley Art Association
Click Here For Entry form and Prospectus
Dakota Art Pastels - Four Quarterly Contests/Year End Grand Prizes
For information and the prospectus - CLICK HERE
DEADLINE: June 13, 2020 - Enduring Brilliance! Pastel Society of America. Enter through showsubmit.com. For prospectus go to http://www.pastelsocietyofamerica.org/the-annual/.
Richeson75 International Competitions:
For prospectus and information go to http://www.Richeson75.com
Deadline - April 28, 2020 - Landscape, Seascape & Architecture
Deadline - August 25, 2020 - Figure/Portrait
Deadline - October 30, 2020 - Animals, Birds & Wildlife
Free Mixed Media Class with Pat Dolan
On Saturday, February 29, 2020, Pat Dolan and some members had a delightful time painting with pastels combined with other media. The day was filled with experimentation, music, adventure and play. Also, Pat shared some of her wisdom and adages to help guide our work. Here are some.
A fantastic class today - combining technical mastery with a great classroom personality! and guessing everyone else enjoyed it as much as I did - and she went to great lengths to make everyone feel good about their work.
by Shelley Edsen
Tickets will be available at the March meeting for the Millions For Tucson 2020 Raffle.
Art Supplies for Sale!!!
To see lists of art supplies and frames available for purchase at the TPS monthly meetings click on each file below. All items have been donated by members, families of members, or past members for the benefit of the Renovation Fund. If you would like to reserve the purchase of an item before a meeting, contact Becky Neideffer.
Art items list 1
The Tucson Pastelist!
A monthly newsletter with updates on the members of Tucson Pastel Society and so much more!
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Don’t have it? Click here to get it.
Visit our facility page for rental information, contracts and payment possibilities.
Also visit the Facility Event page where events not sponsored by TPS will be listed. If you would like to participate in any of the unsponsored events, contact the person listed for fees and information.
Round Robin Jan 2017