What a fantastic Opening on Saturday night for "It's Pastel!" our 11th Annual National Juried Exhibition! Shuk Susan Lee and Keith Demanche did a fantastic job pulling the event together. 84 Works were chosen from 230 entries. All told over $6K in prizes were awarded with Eileen Casey's Time for Reflection taking Best of Show! If you missed the Opening the show is up through November 30th at Discover Portsmouth. Art Pick up is December 1 from 11am - 2pm.
Our annual member meeting was held November 9th, 2019. We enjoyed a beneficial peer critique of participating members’ works. As a matter of business, the proposed 2020 Board of Directors was accepted adding Sharon Boisvert to the Outreach Chair and Carol Corliss as Treasurer.
We are still actively looking to fill out the vacant chairs on the Board:
Hospitality (Juried show)
Please contact me if you are interested in serving on the Board. We can review the open positions and I will provide the duties of each position. The strength of our association is our membership and member participation with the organization. The requirements to obtain Signature Member status requires a 2-year term on the Board.
Thomas W. Bradley, President
PSNH & VPS Joint Show - January 14 - March 29, 2020
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756
Location: 4th Floor Main Hallway
It was an exciting opening Thursday January16th. Our joint show features 117 works from members of both NH and VT Pastel Societies. Awards were selected by Judge Mary Iselin. Congratulation to Judge's Choice Winner Lisa Regopoulos and to all the winners and exhibiting members. The award winning paintings plus the judge's comments can be found on the Exhibit Page.
But wait! There's one more Prize yet to be rewarded and YOU get to vote!
PEOPLE'S CHOICE VOTE DETAILS
This year we are taking our people's choice vote digital thus giving more people an opportunity to be part of the fun. After you have seen the show, there are two ways to vote.
1. Click on this link: VOTE
2. There will be a QR Code at DHMC by the price list and sign. All you need to vote is a computer or a smartphone. Scan the QR code with your smartphone and it will take you to the google poll where you can write in your vote.
How do you do this?
Open your camera up like you are going to take a photo.
Point it at the QR Code and your phone will do the rest.
The winner will be announced March 1st. Good luck to everyone. There is a lot of wonderful artwork to pick from.
Judge’s Choice: When Snow Falls by Lisa Regopoulos
Gosh, what a painting. This category caused so much soul-searching in me, but, in the end, here it is. This painting is just so ITSELF. It is loose, yet it demonstrates real mastery of moving, engaging technique. There is thought AND feeling.—Well, so there is in many of the paintings, but this one just sang to me, “Judge’s Choice!”, and I couldn’t keep it down. If there is a reason, I guess it is my gut reaction to the artist’s controlled passion and excitement, caught in the frame. I have been in the woods and seen those colors, felt those colors, and, what’s more, seen that inexplicable light. Sometimes it just does that. It is a thing of Spirit, not reality. –Except in that Spirit IS reality.
Our Annual Event Highlight of the Year! Last fall we had 84 works on display selected from 230 entries. Our Juror of Selection was Tom Christopher, and our Juror of Awards was Jacob Aguiar. Over $6k in prizes were awarded. If you missed the show, Click the Header for the Full list of Winners and a virtual gallery of all the works displayed.
Saturday March 21, 2020 9:30am-4:00pm
Grace Episcopal Church, Manchester, NH
Opening Reception & Awards January 16th 5-7pm
January 16 - March 30, 2020
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Here's a sampling of the Art created by some of our 120+ members. We welcome Pastel enthusiasts of all levels to join our Society.