Maryland Pastel Society calendar

Monday, January 31st, 2022

RAFFLE for MEMBERS Last Day of every month. From the first of each month…

GO TO MPS FACEBOOK GROUP TO SEE THE MONTHLY RAFFLE THEME...

Members of the Maryland Pastel Society Facebook GROUP: post paintings for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate! You can request to join the group from this page too. Go to Group.

Anyone can visit our business Facebook page: Public Facebook Page


Monday, January 31st, 2022

N O W  2022 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL N O W  through JANUARY 31

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Use your personalized email to pay via PayPal.


Saturday, February 5th, 2022

DEADLINE - Application to Signature Membership by Jury

Maryland Pastel Society members may submit work to be juried for Signature membership.

If you are not already a member, you may join as an Artist member and submit your application for Signature membership online at the same time.

More about the different types of membership and Applying for Signature membership to our jury (members and non-members).


Saturday, March 19th, 2022

Board Meeting Zoom starts at 10:00 A.M.


Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Three Day Indoor/Outdoor Workshop - April 27, 28, 29, 2022 LIZ HAYWOOD SULLIVAN

April 27, 28, 29, 2022

Columbia Art Center

6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, Maryland 21045 MAP

CLASS IS FULL. Anyone who made a payment after the first 15 will be given the opportunity to stay on the waiting list or have a refunded. We will let you know after mailed payments are received.

Inside/Outside: The Best of Both!

Explore both studio and plein air pastel painting with instruction by internationally acclaimed artist, instructor, and author Liz Haywood-Sullivan. This fascinating workshop starts with one day in the studio where we will begin with her Good Bones structural system to painting and discussion of portability with pastels. The next two days we move into the springtime Maryland landscape. Our daily plein air studies will involve direct observation of the landscape with instruction in choosing your subject and composition from life. We will cover correct drawing, value choices, aerial perspective and how to make underpainting work for you. Importantly, we will work on how to observe more acutely and focus on using the camera less. Each day will start with a demonstration and there will be plenty of one-on-one instruction at your individual easels.

Bio

Liz Haywood-Sullivan, PSA-MP, IAPS/EP, is a representational artist specializing in pastel landscapes. Dedicated to working in the pastel medium since 1996, she teaches nationally and internationally, and is a sought after judge and demonstrator for pastel societies and arts organizations around the world. She is a President Emerita of the International Association of Pastel Societies (2013-2017) and the current president of the North River Arts Society in Massachusetts. She is the author of the popular book Painting Brilliant Skies and Water in Pastel. Her pastel paintings have won numerous awards and have been featured in numerous books and magazine articles, and they have appeared in national, international and museum exhibitions worldwide. Visit her website at www.lizhaywoodsullivan.com

Workshop

Workshop fee: $376.00. This workshop is open to students with all painting skill levels; Beginning to Master. Class size is limited to 15 students and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to MPS members. Receipt of $150 deposit and registration information will place you on the roster using the postmark of the US mail service or online through PayPal. A confirmation email will be sent to you as soon as your registration is received. Accommodations and meals are not included. The remaining balance will be due by March 27, 2022.

REGISTRATION: PayPal payments are time-stamped; We suggest you get proof of date and time of a mailed payment. MPS will send its members a personalized email announcing the registration opening time.


Saturday, April 30th, 2022

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING *Live* and *Virtual* Liz Haywood Sullivan Demonstration

Liz Haywood-Sullivan, PSA-MP, IAPS/EP, is a representational artist specializing in pastel landscapes. Dedicated to working in the pastel medium since 1996, she teaches nationally and internationally, and is a sought after judge and demonstrator for pastel societies and arts organizations around the world. She is a President Emerita of the International Association of Pastel Societies (2013-2017) and the current president of the North River Arts Society in Massachusetts. She is the author of the popular book Painting Brilliant Skies and Water in Pastel. Her pastel paintings have won numerous awards and have been featured in numerous books and magazine articles, and they have appeared in national, international and museum exhibitions worldwide. Visit her website at www.lizhaywoodsullivan.com

LIVE: Visit The Gary J. Arthur Community Center, Howard County, MD. Website.

VIRTUAL: Members: Look for your Zoom invitation in your email.


Saturday, May 7th, 2022

OPENING DAY Through July 2

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Shades of Pastel is Maryland Pastel Society's national juried exhibition featuring some of the finest pastel artists in the nation! We are proud to announce that this year's exhibition returns to the Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. Directions
The Gallery is free and open to the public during Gallery Hours.

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CALENDAR OF PUBLIC EVENTS

May 7, Saturday

Exhibit opens

May 15, Sunday

Exhibition opens, 1:30 pm

Demonstration by Nancie King Mertz, 11:00 am (Paid Event - Details to come.)

Award of Prizes, 1:30 pm

Reception 2:00 pm - 4 pm

July 2, Saturday

Exhibition closes

JUDGE OF SELECTIONS AND AWARDS

Nancy King Mertz, PSA-MP, CPP-MP, IAPS-MC&EP

An award-winning artist, Nancie has spent her lifetime painting in oil & pastel. Education: Univ of IL--BFA in Painting, where she was a James Scholar; Eastern IL Univ--MA in Painting. She is a Master Signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Chicago Pastel Painters. She teaches across the US and internationally and is on the faculty for the Plein Air Convention, Plein Air Live and the IAPS Convention.

She has been named the 2022 Guest of Honor by the French Pastel Society, where a show of her work will be featured in Giverny, France. Mertz has traveled to nearly 20 countries and around the US for inspiration, however, Chicago remains her favorite city to explore and paint, where she was twice named “Artist of the Year”. Collectors marvel at the beauty she finds in the urban setting and have said she "softens the edges of the city".

Visit www.NancieKingMertz.com for hundreds of paintings of Chicago & the World.

PROSPECTUS


Saturday, June 18th, 2022

Board Meeting Zoom starts at 10:00 A.M.


Saturday, July 2nd, 2022

MAY 7  through  JULY 2, 2022 Last Day - NATIONAL EXHIBIT "Shades of Pastel" Bethesda MD

The Maryland Pastel Society National Exhibition, SHADES of PASTEL, is open from MAY 7 through June 2.

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Saturday, September 17th, 2022

Board Meeting Zoom starts at 10:00 A.M.


Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

3-Day Plein Air Workshop - November 3, 4 & 5, 2022 ALAIN PICCARD

Alain Piccard – November 3, 4, 5, 2022

Details to come. Visit his website: https://www.picardstudio.com/


Saturday, December 17th, 2022

Board Meeting Zoom starts at 10:00 A.M.