Pastel Society of New Hampshire
The Pastel Society of New Hampshire is a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation of soft pastels as a fine art medium. Founded in January 2006 by a group of pastel artists, the purpose of our society is to foster connections among pastelists of all levels throughout New Hampshire, the New England region and other states. All pastel artists are welcome and encouraged to join.
The Pastel Society of New Hampshire is a member of IAPS, International Association of Pastel Societies, linking our members with the world of other pastel societies and their members.
The Pastel Society of New Hampshire is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Message from the President – November 2013
Hello my fellow pastelists,
This is my last newsletter as president of the Pastel Society of New Hampshire. The new board will be voted in at the Annual Members’ Meeting which is going to be held on November 9th at the FaithBridge Church in Manchester beginning at 10:00AM.
Immediately after the meeting Mike Lesczinski from Rochester Arts will be hosting the TRADE SHOW. This show has been such a treat for all of us – we can actually see and touch all the pastels and papers we have wanted to see. Mike has generously donated a set of pastels which will be used for a “Paint Around” that will be done by artist from PSNH and PPOM during the Trade Show. (Don’t know what a Paint Around is – come and see for yourself!!)
We are also planning on having a door prizes and other surprises. Come and enjoy – be sure to bring your friends.
We have made a schedule for the following year – Remember – these events are successful only with your participation. Volunteer to help – use your many talents to help our Society.
Our Member’s Exhibition for 2014 will be held from April 25 – May 31 at Mill Brook Gallery. The Juror of Awards will be Christine Bodnar.
The 2 Day workshop will be held on May 3-4 with Jeanne Rosier Smith. Please view her website – www.jeannesmithart.com.
Our 3-day workshop will be held on October 23-25 with Robert Carsten at the Church in Rye, NH. Again I encourage you to view his website as well - www.robertcarsten.com
“Its Pastel”, Juried Show will be held on October 20-November 30 at the Discover Portsmouth Center. Frank Frederico will be the Juror of Selection and Robert Carsten will be the Juror of Awards.
Our Members’ Meetings will be held on April 5th, May 17th, August 16th, and November 8th (we will be planning another Trade Show then). Those meetings will be held at the FaithBridge Church, 301 S. Main St., Manchester.
I hope to see you at our events as active members of PSNH. Please be sure to check our website frequently for timely information.
Directions to Faithbridge Church, 301 S. Main St. Manchester, NH
From 293 to the Queen City, Second St. exit #4
- Turn right on Second St.
- From the North – go one light
- From the South – go 2 lights
- Left at light
- Turn right at top of hill at light (by CVS)
- Go to next light past Blake’s Restaurant
- Left at Milford St. (by TD Bank)
- Turn right into lot between church and bank
- Park in the last two rows facing the cemetery closest to the church
- Walk towards the front steps of the church
- Go past the steps and turn right
- Go to the first door on the right with the twist door bell and one step
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