Carolyn Hancock's painting, I Wonder, has been accepted in a unique program created by The Woodlands High School.
With an end result of acquiring a permanent art collection, each year TWHS invites artists of Texas to submit one image for jurying into an exhibition of 15-20 artists. From that exhibition, students vote on their choice, and 3-5 paintings are acquired by the Art Foundation. Those paintings purchased become part of a collection permanently displayed on the walls of TWHS.
Acquisition of the paintings is determined by the voting of the entire school system. Students and faculty are involved throughout the entire process: invitations, jurying, posters, videos, presenters, shirts, volunteers. It is a great program, used in many ways to enrich curriculum not only in visual arts, but in language arts and social studies.
The reception and voting results will be on January 31, 2014, at The Woodlands High School. Carolyn was also accepted in the 2012 exhibition.
from Nell Bednarz: Fresh Air, Sunshine is one of three of my paintings juried into the upcoming art book "International Contemporary Masters Vol. 8". It will be published in early 2014, and the artists will then exhibit together at a museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. This book is sent to a large number of art museums and galleries around the globe, and it is a real blessing to have been selected to submit work (by one of my fans from LinkedIn who is on the World Wide Art Books staff).
Congratulations, Nell. See more of her work on her website.
Just two weeks until the PSST Holiday Meeting. The fun part will be our Artist Trading Card exchange, the food part will be tasting specialties of all our members.
For the ATC Secret Santa Exchange, paint a 4 x 5 inch pastel, wrap it unframed in glassine and brown paper or newspaper.
And we are celebrating one year of PSST becoming active again - it's been a great year of making new friends. Learning, painting, planning. 2014 promises to be the best, with the Art of the Pastel exhibition at a beautiful venue, Alan Flattmann workshop, and wonderful awards for the top pastels.
As artists, we look for new or different ways to market our artwork, to create an interest. This week's newsletter from artist David Cheifetz unveiled his approach. It's a Holiday Charity Sale, but the way he is handling it makes it innovative. Maybe it will give you an idea. Read his newsletter to learn more. Cheifetz' compositions are interesting, unusual, fanciful; you'll enjoy his website.
Richard McKinley and Pastel Pointers - always the best of information. If you haven't subscribed to McKinley's blog, you are really missing out. He is generous with instruction tips as well as broad overviews of everything pastel.
Here's a quick link for subscribing. http://feeds.feedburner.com/ThePastelPointersBlog.
Today's post by McKinley is about hard v. soft in pastel and in the artist's touch: "The pastel stick, surface, and artist’s hand all work in harmony to produce a desired outcome. Having the latitude to choose a softer or harder pastel stick broadens the technique possibilities and, ultimately, creativity. With the options available to us today, it is no longer the choice that is hard—it’s the pastel."
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