2020 Joint Member Show PSNH & VT 

Initial Twin State

Member Exhibition!


Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Ctr

1 Medical Center Dr. Lebanon,NH 03756

Dates: January 16th - March 29th, 2020

Reception & Awards Presentation: 5:00 pm - 6:30pm Thursday January 16th.


Awards Judge: Mary Iselin

Mary is a professional artist whose paintings are luminous and filled with light. Iselin is represented by 3 Pears Gallery in Dorset VT ; The Mill Brook Gallery in Concord, NH; Vermont Artisans in Brattleboro, VT; Creative Encounters in Keene, NH; and Sunapee Landing Art Gallery in Sunapee, NH. www.maryiselinfineart.com

Judge’s Note:  Thank you for the honor of inviting me to judge this show. I must say, it is probably the most difficult exhibit I have ever had to judge, simply because the quality and professionalism of the work is so high. After several delightful hours of agonizing in front of the paintings, I went home and rehashed all my decisions, and am still at it the next morning. Many of these paintings could have received multiple awards. The Juror’s Choice Award, in particular, went back and forth between the same two paintings at least fifty times. (This is not usually like me at all! But these paintings are just so good!) And I needed to create two small, extra, special awards, because two of the pieces stopped me in my tracks every time I passed them, continually, all afternoon. Finally, I am going with my gut. I was down to half-a-percent difference in many categories. And all judging is, by necessity, finally a subjective process. Thank you again for your trust. --Mary Iselin

Prizes: Prizes were awarded to participants from both societies. The winners were announced at the reception on Thursday evening, January 16th, 2020. However, The People’s choice award will be announced at the culmination of the show!

Prize categories... Please click trhough the gallery above for these winners along with the judges comments. 

Luminous Landscape: Wendy Soliday (VPS) – Meandering

Reflective Waterscape: Patti Braun (VPS) – Sunrise Illuminations

Lively Still Life: Laetitia Macos (PSNH) – Subdued Nest

Figuratively Speaking: Gill Truslow (PSNH) – People’s Pint

Abstractly Appealing: Deedee Jones (VPS) – New York State of Mind

Totally Tonal: Katrina Thorstensen (VPS & PSNH) – Midwinter Afternoon

Colorfully Crafted: Gill Truslow (PSNH) – Rhythms in the Rain

Lovely Lines: Chris Reid (PSNH) – Allegro

Shapely and Edgy: Keith Demanche (PSNH)- Taking the Long Way Home

Touchingly Textural: Leslie Heathcote (VPS) – Jersey Cow “Betsy”

Judge’s Choice: Lisa Regopolis (PSNH) – When Snow Falls

Judge’s Notable Award: Sharon Boisvert (PSNH) -- Millyard Sunset



The only one left... is up to you !


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.


Pick up: Monday March 30 from 10:00-2:00 pm, artwork to be picked up at the hospital gallery, 4th Floor Main Hallway

Commission: The gallery collects a 25% commission from all sold works. Members are allowed to submit NFS work, but you are highly encouraged to have your work for sale. The money collected from the sales supports the Dartmouth Hitchcock Arts Program. 

Liability: The Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Pastel Society of Vermont, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, and Lisa Regopoulos, are not responsible for damage or theft in transition to the show or while hanging in the venue. All risk for damage to or loss of artwork at the exhibit as well as transportation toor from the venue is the responsibility of the artist.


Sales: All sales occur between the artist and customer. More info regarding sales coming soon. Thank you for offering your pastels for exhibition!


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