General Meeting Info for the 2022-2023 Season!!!!
Next Monthly Meeting!
September 20, 2023
2 - 4 PM
Program - TBA
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The Artist of the Month
Bring your painting, ready to hang, to be entered into the Artist of the Month Contest
for a new season starting in September, 2023.
FRAN ODUM, PSA
As a child, Fran Odum’s passion for nature drew her to the beautiful countryside of her native France. Inspired by that beauty, she pursued an education in art. Over the course of her life as an artist, she has developed a unique style of pastel painting, which enhances the simple beauty of nature and showcases her acute sensitivity to her environment.
Fran is known for her award winning paintings of wildlife and she approaches her work with enthusiasm. Her lifelong fascination with the outdoors has taken her on numerous field trips, as far as Idaho. Montana, Wyoming and British Columbia, In 1994 , she was commissioned to design the poster for the Fiesta de Los Vaqueros Rodeo, in Tucson.
Memberships include the Pastel Society of America (signature member), the Catharine Lorrilard Wolfe Art club (full membership), the Pastel Society of New Mexico (signature member), the Pastel Society of the West Coast (signature member), and the Tucson Pastel Society. Exhibitions include Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale Arizona and Jackson Hole Wyoming, Bosque Art Classic in Clifton. Texas, Coors Western Art show, Safari club International, Ducks Unlimited, The National Art club, New York, The Salmagundi club, New York, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., Tucson Museum of Art, The Mountain Oyster Club, in Tucson, Western Art Spirit Exhibit, Old West Museum, Cheyenne, Wyoming and many more invitational and juried exhibitions. Her work has been published in Art of the West, Southwest Art , Paint Horse Journal, International Pastel Magazine, Master Artists of the World, Western Horseman Magazine and the Wildlife Art News Magazine.
Artist of the Month Contest!
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