Congratulations to PSST members Linda Dellandre, Carolyn Hancock, Grace Hessman, Betty James, Elaine Monnig and Caroline Ratliff. Their whose work was juried into the online show Rites of Spring sponsored by Davis & Co, Artists of Texas and Visual Language Magazine:
Special Congrats to Betty James, whose painting Best Friends made it to the Top 25. Davis & Company Contemporary Fine Art in Old Spring, Texas, will exhibit the Top 25 Rites of Spring April 4 thorugh May 2, 2014.
March 1. No meeting at Jerry's. PSST members will meet at Museum of Fine Arts Houston for docent tour of Age of Impressionism.
March 8. The last day of public viewing for Art of the Pastel 2014 at the Center for the Arts & Sciences in Clute.
March 9. All paintings in AOTP in Clute should be picked up Sunday, March 9, between 2:30 and 5:00 PM.
Congratulations again to all the winners, AND to all artists who participated. You made AOTP a big success.
Pastels here in Texas are finally receiving the notice they deserve. A beautiful grouping of pastels was shown at the Brenham Fine Arts League show this weekend and one of them won first place in it’s division and the H.L.R. Moore Memorial Award which is a cash prize accompanied by a HUGE ribbon! The painting was “Love That Prickly Pear” by Sharon Haney (a PSST member) and the judge, Ken Muenzenmayer from Round Top, TX, said her painting was very enjoyable to look at. He liked the way in which Sharon had used pastel in this particular painting, the use of the light and he noted that she had taken a challenge with her composition. There were approximately 85 paintings entered into the show. It was held at the Downtown Art Gallery in Brenham.
MARCH 1 MEETING REMINDER
The March 1st meeting will not be at Jerry's. We are having a special trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, to view The Age of Impressionism. A guided Docent Tour will begin at 10:00. Individual cost is $24/Seniors 65+ and $27/Adults. Membership benefits and free individual admission may not be used at this time. Email Caroline Ratliff that you will be going, then mail your check payable to PSST by February 21 to Caroline (address on Members Only page).
This spectacular exhibition features more than 70 works of art by a stellar lineup that includes Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Also represented are Pierre Bonnard, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Jean-François Millet, Berthe Morisot, Alfred Sisley, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Check the Calendar of Events to see what's lined up for the year.
PSST Blog is written by Carolyn Hancock