We are well into Spring! The birds are chirping, the trees are budding, and our perennials are pushing up out of the ground. The peepers are serenading us with their calls and there is a hopeful new energy that surrounds us, especially after such a difficult 2020. As more people are vaccinated, our world is opening a bit, ever so slowly, as some restrictions are being lifted.
I am extremely excited to tell you that PSNH’s Members’ Show is at a physical location this year! It will be so wonderful to see beautiful pastel paintings in person again!
The 16th Members’ Exhibition will be held at the Jaffrey Civic Center, 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH running May 26th through July 2nd.
We are still waiting to see what the state protocols are for social gatherings to schedule an awards ceremony. If we do have an inperson ceremony, it will be on the closing Friday evening of the exhibition. We will update as the date gets closer.
Have you ever considered painting with pastels on metal?! This exciting new technique is actually not so new. Painting on metal is quite an old process, used by oil painters for centuries. Pastel painters can also adapt to using metal substrates, and the results can be literally illuminating as the metal reflects light through layers of pigment! PSNH is pleased to be hosting Alexia Rosoff for a one-day workshop on June 19th. There are many more inspiring workshops scheduled and other artistic opportunities, so check out the website often!
I would like to personally congratulate Shuk Susan Lee, Susanne Larkham, and Carol Corliss for their achievement on attaining Signature Membership! Happy Painting!
Maryann Mullett, PSNH President
Show Opened October 24th
Juror of Selection : Mike Beeman
Juror of Awards: Lana Ballot