Newsletter Degas Pastel Society by pengtt



April, 2008                                                           New Orleans, Louisiana

          First DPS Open Exhibition
Our first Open Exhibition was a huge success. The       Donna Arbelle—Dishpan Still Life
aim for the open exhibition was to introduce more       Marcia Holmes—April Sunset Down
pastelists to the Degas Pastel Society. We are          Frances Bordelon—Cocodrie
happy to report 13 artists not currently members
entered the exhibit. A total of 26 artists entered 63   Congratulations to all of the winners!
paintings. The exhibit is currently on display at the
Crescent City Brewhouse, 527 Decatur Street, New
Orleans, LA. The opening reception was held April
4, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you visit
New Orleans, don’t miss the opportunity to see the
show. It will be exhibited until April 27, 2008.

This show would not have been possible without the
help of the Show Chairperson, Darlene Johnson and
Glinda Schafer. Gerry Claude, Tom Sproles, Jane
Pinto, Marcia Holmes, Karen Kelly, Jean
Lopiccolo, Nancy Stutes, Brenda Delle and Alan
Flattmann helped check in the paintings and hang
them. Thank you so much for helping exhibit this
great show!
                                                         Award of Exceptional Merit Winner Nancy Stutes
                                                              and Alan Flattmann, DPS President
Dell Weller, the judge, named the following
                                                                  Degas Newsletter via computer
Award of Exceptional Merit                              The Degas Pastel Society board is hopeful that
Nancy Stutes—Winter Night Cocoa                         soon our newsletter can be delivered via email and
                                                        from our web site. Please if you have an email
Award of Excellence                                     address, send it to either Glinda Schafer at
Darlene Johnson—Mask                           or Jane Pinto at
Awards of Merit
Tom Sproles—Seated Male Nude                            Due to the rising costs of printing and postage, it is
Glinda Schafer—Dunes Rhapsody                           very important that as many of our members as
                                                        possible receive the newsletter and other
Honorable Mention:                                      information via email and the web site. Thank
Sherry Francalancia—Bestle Bottle                       you for your cooperation!
        Degas Pastel Society                                   Ludwig Workshop Continued
Twelfth Biennial National Exhibition
                                                       Tuition for the workshop is $275 for DPS members
                                                       and $300 for nonmembers. Early application is
The Twelfth Biennial National Exhibition has been      recommended since Terry is a very popular teacher
scheduled for October 7-November 15, 2008 at the       and enrollment will be limited to 20 students.
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, MS.
There will be over $5000 given in awards               For additional information about the workshop
(including two $1000 Awards of Exceptional Merit       check our web site or
and two $500 Awards of Excellence). The                call Darlene Johnson at (504) 392-0215.
judge/juror will be Terry Ludwig. Mr. Ludwig
received his formal art education under William
Mosby and Joseph Vanden Broucke at the
American Academy of Art in Chicago. His work                             IAPS News
has been featured in galleries throughout the Rocky
Mountain Region and the Southwest and hangs in          The IAPS Twelfth Juried Exhibition will be an
many private collections.                              online exhibition. First place will receive a $600
                                                       gift certificate from the Jack Richeson Co., Inc.
Terry has taught in government programs and            Juror for the exhibit is Jimmy Wright, PSA, Master
demonstrated his realistic style at the Colorado       Pastelist. Up to 5 slides may be entered. The first
Institute of Art and the Rocky Mountain College of     slide is $25 and each additional slide is $10. Entries
Art and Design. He is currently teaching pastel        are due by August 8, 2008.
portraiture and landscape as well as “How to Make
Pastels”. He is the owner and maker of Terry           Plan now to attend the IAPS Convention scheduled
Ludwig Pastels, one of the finest brands of soft       for May 28-31, 2009. Don’t miss this opportunity
pastels in the world. He is a charter member of the    to see demonstrations by many well-known artists,
Art Student’s League of Denver and actively            visit with other pastelists from all over the world,
participates in the league’s activities and training   and off course visit the trade show (candy store).
                                                       IAPS/URANIA CHRISTY TARBET
The prospectus for this show will be mailed soon.      SCHOLARSHIP
Entry slides will be due August 9, 2008.               Four IAPS members will receive scholarships to
                                                       study with Maggie Price, Doug Dawson, Susan
                                                       Ogilvie and Richard McKinley. Applications must
         Terry Ludwig Workshop                         be submitted by September 1, 2008.

We are proud to announce that in conjunction with      The Seventh Biennial IAPS Convention Catalogue
judging the Twelfth Biennial National Exhibition       Cover Competition is open to all IAPS Societies
Terry Ludwig will teach a three day landscape          members. The juror of selection will be Claudia
pastel workshop.                                       Seymour, Master Circle Recipient and President of
                                                       the Salmagundi Club in New York.
The workshop will be October 8-10, 2008 at the
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art. Students will work        In addition to the winner there will be up to six
from photos and on location in Laurel, weather         finalists. The winner will receive $100 and two
permitting. Mr. Ludwig says those taking the           Master Circle points. In addition their painting will
workshop need to be sure to bring their sense of       be reproduced on the cover of the Seventh Biennial
humor, plan to be relaxed and comfortable and          IAPS Convention Program and used in IAPS
prepare to enjoy the workshop. There will be           Convention promotional materials and be displayed
emphasis on seeing what is important and how to        at the 2009 IAPS Convention.
capture that. He will stress drawing skills, values
and color.
            IAPS News Continued                          News of Our Members Continued
To enter send up to 5 slides, a completed entry       Jim Markle received Second Place at the 22nd West
form, entry fee, proof of membership, and a self-     Michigan Regional Competition held at the Lowell
addressed stamped #10 business size envelope to       Area Arts Council.
Anne Heywood, Chairperson, IAPS Convention
Catalogue Cover Competition, P. O. Box 651, East      Don Nagel’s painting “Road to Pienza” is the visual
Bridgewater, MA 02333-0651. Deadline for              on the American Heart Association’s publicity for
entries is 10/10/08.                                  their annual fund raiser, The Heart Ball. The theme
                                                      for the ball was Tuscany. It was held at Hilton
         Welcome New Members                          Head’s Crowne Plaza Resort. Tuscan scenes by
                                                      Don and Joyce Nagel were part of the evening’s
Please welcome our new associate member, Terese       ambiance.
Heckel from Helena, AL.
                                                      William Schneider’s painting “Springtime” won
                                                      first place in the third annual Portrait Society of
          News of Our Members                         America Members Only Competition, “Taking It
                                                      Outside: The Figure in an Outdoor Environment.”
Sandy Burshell currently has a show at the Carol      The painting was invited to be on display at the
Robinson Gallery located at the corner of Napoleon    2008 The Art of the Portrait Conference in
Avenue and Magazine Street in New Orleans, LA.        Philadelphia, PA in April 2008. “Third Floor
The show will be open through the end of April.       Studio” won the PSA and the Pastel Journal awards
                                                      at the Pastel Society of New Mexico Sixteenth
Carol Dallas received the Connecticut Pastel          Annual National Pastel Painting Exhibition held in
Society Award at the 94th Annual Allied Artists of    November-December, 2007 in Albuquerque, NM.
America exhibition in New York at the National        His painting “Spring Grandeur” won second place
Arts Club for her portrait “Mrs. Choi.”               in the floral division of The Richeson 75: Artist’s
                                                      Choice Competition in Kimberly, Wisconsin.
Alan Flattmann currently has a show at the Bryant
Gallery on Royal Street in New Orleans, LA. The
show is of his latest work and reflects some of the
emotion that has grown out of the Katrina era.                          Exhibitions

Bridget Herbst received the John Manship Award        The Alabama Pastel Society 3rd National Open
for Landscape at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art    Juried Exhibition 2008 will be held at the Soon
Club 111th Annual Juried Exhibition, National Arts    Bok Lee Sellers Art Gallery, Birmingham, AL, June
Club, NYC. She was juried into Pastel USA, the        4-30, 2008. The juror will be Carole Katchen.
20th Annual International Exhibition of the Pastel    Non-member entry fee is $25. Submission is by
Society of the West Coast for the 2nd year in a row   digital image on 1 cd due by May 1, 2008. The cd
and also juried into the Connecticut Pastel Society   should be sent to Robina Raszeja at
“Renaissance in Pastel” 14th Annual Juried National For additional
Show.                                                 information contact the Alabama Pastel Society,
                                                      P. O. Box 118, Trussville, AL 35173.
Marcia Holmes is had a two person show at Atelier,
317 N. Columbia Street, Covington, LA. The            The 2008 Exhibition of the Appalachian Pastel
Pastel Journal awarded three of her paintings         Society will be help at the Gallery of the Arts
honorable mention at the 9th Annual Pastel 100.       Council of Henderson County, Hendersonville, NC.
                                                      The juror will be Margaret Dyer. Entries should be
Kate Thayer exhibited in a two person show at the     made by cd by 8/l/08. A prospectus is available on
Carolina Gallery on Morgan Square in Spartanburg,     the APS website: www.appalachian-pastel-
NC.                                          or for more information contact
          Exhibitions Continued
                                                            Pastel Workshops Continued
Kay Gordon at 828 649-3363 or                                   “Oil Painting in the Studio from Photos & Still
                                                      Life” September 3-5 Bob Tompkins Studios,
The Pastel Society of the Northern Rockies is         Madison, MS Contact: Bob Tompkins (601) 859-
sponsoring a huge four gallery national open juried   6303 or Cell (601) 941-1814.
show in Loveland, CO. There will be awards of
over $2,000. The awards juror will be Margaret        Plein Air Pastel, Watercolor & Sketching Towns &
Dyer, PSA master pastelist. The deadline for          Villages in the Lot Valley. September 20-30
submission is 5/1/08. For a prospectus go to the      Domaine du Haut Baran, Southern France. For
PSNR website at or                       details and a sample itinerary, go to
contact show chairperson, Heather Coen at   
                                                      Carole Katchen 3 day workshop presented by the
                                                      Alabama Pastel Society, Birmingham, AL June 5-7,
             Pastel Workshops                         2008. Fee is $295. Contact Cori Inglis (205) 879-
                                                      1402 or
Doug Dawson Workshops 2008:
Wiscasset, ME July 11-July 13                         Mike Mahon, PSA pastel only workshop July 21-
Kennebunkport, ME July 14-July 16                     25, 2008 at Cloudcroft Art Workshops, Cloudcroft,
Santa Fe, NM July 21-July 25                          NM. $410 for 5 day workshop. To view Mike’s
Campobello Island, ME September 1-September 5         work visit his website at For
Rochester, NY September 8-September 12                workshop information visit Cloudcroft Art
Telluride, CO September 26-September 28               Workshops or write
Hilton Head Island, SC November 3-November 17         Cloudcroft Art Workshops, P.O. Box 1202,
                                                      Cloudcroft, NM 88317 or call Linda Carter (888)
For information on these workshops contact Doug       682-3601 or Jan Rasch (505) 682-2889.
Dawson at (303) 421-4584 or                                   Richeson School of Art & Gallery,
or 8622 W. 44th Place, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033          P. O. Box 160, 557 Marcella Street, Kimberly, WI
                                                      54136-0160. To register or for information: (800)
Margaret Dyer “The Figure in Pastel” a 3 day          233-2404:
workshop October 4-6, 2008 presented by the
Appalachian Pastel Society in Hendersonville, NC.     Gordon Wetmore, “The Portrait Process in Oils,
$300 due by 9/15/08. Registration form and            Pastels & Watercolors.“ May 22-24, 2008. $350 +
information at     $40 model fee.
or contact Kay Gordon (828) 649-3363 or                                   Terry Howell Stanley, “Beginning Figure Painting
                                                      in Oils, Acrylics or Pastels.” May 29-31, 2008.
Alan Flattmann Workshops 2008:                        $275 + $40 model fee.
“Pastel Painting from Photos and on Location”
June 9-13 presented by the Shreveport Pastel          M. Kathryn Massey, “Still Life in Oils or Pastels.”
Society, Shreveport, LA. Contact: Barbara             June 9-13, 2008. $595.
Rushing (318) 865-6921 or Email                                 Frank Federico, “A Painterly, Coloristic Approach
                                                      to Pastels, Oils and Watercolors.” September 15-
“Pastel Painting from Photos and on Location”         19, 2008. $595.
June 26-28 presented by the Great Lakes Pastel
Society, Grand Rapids, MI. Contact: Carl Forslund     Judith Carducci “Painting in Pastel.” October 27-
(616) 298-1975 Email:           31, 2008. $595.
Degas Pastel Society
653 Petit Berdot Drive
Kenner, LA 70065

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