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!
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.
Post your Art photos!
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.
CLICK HERE for virtual tours and other shelter-in-place activities!
From the Drawpaintacademy.com - Dan Scott
Foreshortening - What it is and How to Paint It
Remember to check out our FaceBook page!
Call to Artists!
If you would like to enter your work in shows around the US and beyond, these links may be for you!!!
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 - 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
The Juried Exhibition opened on-line today from Dunedin, Florida. To see an amazing show CLICK HERE!
Richard McKinley has a fascinating and inciteful interview with the jurors and their process of selecting the art for this show. Please take the time to watch this video. We all struggle with rejection and handling the emotion about our work.
Visit the IAPS YouTube page for many great interviews with the jurors for the Dunedin, Fl. show, Jimmy Wright, and many others.
Tickets will be available at the next general 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