all things pastel
Anne Maree Healey, President-Elect 2017
The Pastel Society of Southeast Texas promotes the beauty of soft pastel painting through artist demonstrations, workshops, and member exhibitions. PSST has a vibrant and growing membership representing artists within the greater Houston/Southeast Texas area, from professional artists who have exhibited nationally and won major awards to artists new to the medium. We all share the love of pastel and its unsurpassed beauty in the world of fine art.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas welcomes corporate and individual sponsorships.
Art of the Pastel
At a beautiful reception at The Gallery at Round Top, Texas, Cheng Lian presented awards to the stunning paintings created by pastel artists. Best of Show was awarded to the painting "without flaws," Morning Grasses by Linda Dellandre (upper left).
The Pastel Society of Southeast Texas is proud to present its juried, open exhibition Art of the Pastel 2017
at the beautiful gallery of
The Center for the Arts and Sciences
in Clute, Texas.
April 18 - May21, 2017
Lisa Ober, PSA, will be Judge of Awards and will present her still life pastel workshop April 20-22. Collectors recognize her paintings for their exquisite realism and detail.
Interview December 2016
PSST 2017 BoARD
We love pastel! From the first tentative stroke on the paper to the final pop of color, pastel has a beauty unequaled by any other medium. Yet acceptance by galleries and collectors remains a struggle. To welcome the 2017 incoming board, PSST asked for their insight. Their answers? New ideas, encouragement, just plain great.
Question 1: It is the goal of PSST to make more people aware of PSST and pastel in general. What do you feel we could do to accomplish this?
Question 2: Marketing and Branding are hot topics. How do you suggest we learn and promote this for our members?
And an answer by Anne Maree Healey that offers many avenues: "Get out into local communities and demonstrate. Go to libraries, make ourselves available to local art societies, make ourselves available to groups who invite speakers to attend, have an open studio in your area with other local artists, write an article for a local newspaper and (bonus) feature your own work of course! Teach, run workshops, volunteer at a local retirement home to offer an introduction to pastels workshop or session. Go plein air painting - that always attracts interest, especially if on a local street or in a local park. "
Read the full interview