Got plans for Saturday, September 6th? Hope it's to be at Jerry's Artarama Houston for a super welcome back after the summer. Linda Dellandre promises to present a dynamite demo beginning promptly at 10:30. Remember that the business meeting starts early, at 10:15. Lots of news to catch up on, so plan to come early.
Linda reinforces the demo information with her workshop from 1:00 - 4:00. If you are one of the lucky 15 who registered in time, you'll have about 45 minutes between the meeting and the workshop, so consider bringing a sandwich lunch.
One participant will win Linda's handmade, "portable pastel box"
The work of four PSST members was juried into "A Juried Affaire," the inaugural exhibition by Galveston gallery, Affaire d'Art. Linda Dellandre, Carolyn Hancock, Grace Hessman and Elaine Monnig were included in the 22 accepted entries. The exhibition continues to October 1.
Left photo: Linda Dellandre with her painting On the Road (top left), and Carmel Morning by Elaine Monnig (bottom left)
Middle photo: All 4 paintings visible on panels 2, 3 and 4
Right photo: Carolyn Hancock with her painting Galveston Strand Alley, and Battery Langdon by Grace Hessman on back panel
Want to know everything about framing pastels? Frametek has the definitive article, which you can download below. Frametek makes Econospace, the plastic spacers that adhere to glass and separate glass from painting. Their website is full of good advice dealing with framing.
The company has published an excellent guideline on using their spacers, framing with and without mats, and all about glass, from regular glass to non-glare to UV. Well worth the read.
We all loved Rita Kirkman's figurative portrait in Art of the Pastel 2014 (Miss Lilly Rose, shown here).
Rita recently posted a blog about her renaissance series and finding collectors. It's a super list of things that we can all do to find a buying public and make ourselves known in the art field.
PSST Blog is written by Carolyn Hancock