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Here is a sampling of activities for 2014!
Check our newsletter for further information.

January 25, 2014 (SATURDAY) Brunch and Critique Let’s get together for fun, food, and painting advice! All SPS members are invited to an informal potluck at the Cameron Park home of Susan Levitsky. Arrive at 10:00 a.m. to enjoy good food, artist camaraderie, the chance to get some input from the group on your paintings* (bring 1-2, finished or unfinished), plus the opportunity to check out art-related educational DVDs (bring yours to share). Last year’s brunch was a HUGE success. Contact Susan Levitsky to let her know you are coming. Phone: 530-676-0781, Email: slevitsky@sbcglobal.net

March 23, 2014 (SUNDAY), General Membership Meeting and Demonstration Demonstration: Giverny Monet Gardens by Urania Christy Tarbet. Time and Location: 1 PM at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center,990 Lassen Lane, El Dorado Hills, CA.

April 5, 2014 (SATURDAY) Spring Paint-Out Paint out at a ranch with lots of animals, a large pond, fruit trees, pastures, farm equipment, barn and out-buildings. See the paintout flyer for more information on what to bring, how to RSVP, and for directions. Time and Location: 9am to 4pm, Sinclair Ranch, 647 Lozanos Road, Newcastle, CA. Contact: Pat Stoddard Aragon, SPS President (530) 503-5779.

June 20, 2014 (FRIDAY) Digital entries due for Pastels on High (POH) Exhibition

June 22, 2014 (SUNDAY) General Membership Meeting and Demonstration
After a short business meeting we will have a special demonstration by Thaleia Georgiades. Location: El Dorado Hills Senior Center.

July 17, 2014 (THURSDAY) General Membership Hope Valley Paint Out
This is an all-day plein air event for all members and their guests. Summer means longer days and more opportunities for us to get outside and paint from nature. And since the month of July is usually extra warm in most of our areas, you might want to pencil in the date of Thursday, July 17th and plan to join several of us heading up to the cooler high country of the Sierras for a day of painting en plein air. Some of us are carpooling to the Hope Valley area, on Hwy 88 near Lake Tahoe. If you are interested in a day of painting the gorgeous meadows, meandering river and big trees of Hope Valley give me a call, text or email, and we’ll make it a fun activity for SPS artists! ~ Pat Stoddard Aragon 530-503-5779 or e-mail pat.aragon@hughes.net

August 16th and 17th (SATURDAY and SUNDAY) Clark Mitchell 2-day Workshop
This workshop is sponsored by SPS in Folsom, CA. The enrollment will be limited to 15 students, and is expected to fill up quickly. The total cost will be $250; a deposit of $100 will secure your spot! Designated a Distinguished Artist by PSWC and a Signature Member of PSA, Clark is a popular and in-demand teacher and juror; he will be the Judge for Awards for our 2014 Pastels on High Exhibition. Whether students are working from their photos or plein air field studies, the workshop will focus on the power of vibrant under paintings. Contact Kathy Hall for further information and to sign up. Email: kathy@khallart.com, Phone:(530) 620-3400

August 19-30, 2014 PASTELS ON HIGH Exhibition Mark your calendars for the Tenth Pastels on High Show. The Juror of Selection will be Distinguished Pastelist Gerald Boyd and the judge will be Master Pastel Artist Clark G. Mitchell. This is our premier international pastel show held every two years. Location: Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA

August 30th (SATURDAY) 1-3 PM Reception for 10th International Pastels-On-High Exhibit Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael,CA. (see item just above)

September 28, 2014 (SUNDAY) General Membership Meeting Location: El Dorado Hills Senior Center.

September 2014, Registration opens for IAPS Convention held June 3-7, 2015 The 11th IAPS Convention will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Convention will start with the IAPS PASTELWORLD Reception and Awards on Wednesday, June 3 and will run through Sunday, June 7.

December (date to be determined) Holiday Party




Sierra Pastel Society Calendar of Events 2012

Jan., Feb., March, April, May, June, July, Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec.
Please contact the person listed for the event. 
Check for updates before a posted event
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Date

Event

Jan 28
(Saturday)
10 am

Potluck Brunch and Painting Critique
This informal painting critique is a great way to receive friendly feedback on your paintings, while enjoying good food with friends. There will also be a DVD viewing. Location: Susan Levitsky's Cameron Park home. Call Susan to RSVP: 530-676-0781


February 11 (new date)
Saturday
9am - 3pm

 

Signature Workshop Series No. 1 "Making Pastels"
Back by popular demand we are offering this exciting workshop for anyone who missed it before or who wants to take it again. This is the 1st workshop in the New SPS Signature Workshop Series for 2012.
Every participant should come home with about 50 handmade pastel sticks in your own custom colors! SIGN UP before January 31st so we know how much white to order! The cost is just $30 for returning students or $40 for new students. Make check payable to Thaleia’s Fine Arts and mail to 4880 Kingvale Road, El Dorado, CA 95623. Class being led by Connie Randmaa &/or Thaleia.
Location: We’re looking for a location in the Shingle Springs vicinity (below snow line) if you know of a place; otherwise it will be at Thaleia’s studio in El Dorado.
What to bring: Each student will be provided with your own supply of base white pastel & a selection of base colors to mix your own custom colors. Students should bring lots of latex type gloves, a roll of paper towels & a shallow box to carry your wet pastels home in (such as a plastic food container, baking pan, shoe box, or old pastel box). Also bring all of your old crumbles of pastel (if you have some) to make some awesome grey’s for your collection! We’ll have a Pot Luck Lunch so bring a favorite dish to share.
Contact: Thaleia at Thaleia@directcon.net or call 530-626-9188 to enroll.


March 10
(Saturday)
9am to 3 pm

 

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Signature Workshop No. 2 "Making Sanded Surfaced"
Our second workshop of the 2012 SPS Signature Workshop series covers covers various supports & materials used to make sanded pastel surfaces. Each student will be provided with all the materials to make pastel boards in a variety of colors and textures. All are encouraged to bring 3-6 pieces of mat board cut to sizes (up to 9x12) to add to your take-home collection. Students should bring a soft inexpensive flat paint brush betweeen 3/4 to 1.5 inches, your luncy and something to drink. Wear old clothes and shoes because you are sure to get some materials on yourself. Students will leave with a variety of new pastel surfaces and learn how sanded pastel surfaces are made.
Cost: $30 for SPS members, $40 for non-members.
Location: 4949 Kingvale Road, El Dorado 95623
Contact: Thaleia at Thaleia@directcon.net or call 530-626-9188 to enroll.
Instructors: Deborah Hill and Thaleia


March 31
(Saturday)
1:30pm

General Meeting
Thaleia Georgiades, award winning SPS Signature Member and art teacher, will critique member’s paintings during our general membership meeting. Members are invited to bring up to 3 paintings to be critiqued. Thaleia has a degree in art and education, is a popular pastel instructor, and loves to teach. This will be a great opportunity for members to have their work evaluated before the SPS Spring Membership Show planned for mid April.
This meeting will also include an Art Swap, giving members the opportunity to sell or swap art equipment they aren’t using, and making it available to someone who can appreciate it! (Note: Please price your items, and be responsible for taking them home if they do not find a new owner by the time the meeting ends!)
Location: El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, El Dorado Hills


April
16-20

Spring Membership Show and Reception
Get ready for the spring membership show!!

Dates of Show: Monday April 16 through Friday April 20, 2012
Place: El Dorado County Gov't Center, Bldg B, Fair Lane - Placerville, CA (Across from the Library)
Drop Off Entries: Bldg A Monday Apr 16th 8am-10am
Awards Reception: Friday Apr 20 4pm-5pm
Pick Up: Paintings are to be taken down and checked out after the reception and before 5:00 p.m.
Judge: Leslie Harrison
See the March-April 2012 newsletter for further information


July 29
Sunday


 

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General Meeting to Feature Portrait Demo
by Gerald Boyd


After a brief business meeting Galt artist, Gerald Boyd, will demonstrate portrait painting. Boyd, an award winning artist and popular demonstrator, has been designated “Distinguished Pastelist” by the Pastel Society of the West Coast, and is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, and the Society of Western Artists. “Although I've explored a wide variety of subject matter, my paintings seem to inevitably come back to the human experience. I enjoy doing portraits, figures, and character studies and I find that even a landscape seems more alive if there are people within the composition.” His work has been recognized with numerous awards including a Best of Show in the Pastel Society of the West Coast’s Pastels USA National Exhibition in 2006 for “The Tales He Could Tell” shown here. For more information about the artist, see his website: www.geraldboyd.com. Update: See the September - October 2012 Newsletter for photos of the demonstration in progress!

Location: El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, El Dorado Hills. The public is welcome to attend.

September 1

Due Date for Entries , Pastels On High International Exhibition
See the POH webpage for further information.
The dates of the Exhibition are Nov 6 to Dec 1, 2012. Please note that entries must be received by September 1st.
Location:EDAC ArtSpace Gallery, 459 Main Street, Placerville, California, 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Tues - Sat.
Contact: Kathy Hall, (530) 620-3400, kathy@khallart.com.


September 15

Deadline for Signature Membership Application
See page 8 of the September - October 2012 Newsletter for further information.


September 22
1:30 PM

General Meeting
Screen Viewing of Entries for Pastels On High Exhibition. El Dorado Hills Sr. Center, El Dorado Hills, CA.


October 29
Monday

Deadline to receive shipped acccepted entries for Pastels On High International Exhibition
See the POH webpage for further information.
Contact: Kathy Hall, (530) 620-3400, kathy@khallart.com.


November 4
(Sunday)
noon - 3pm

Pastels On High International Exhibition, Hand delivery of accepted POH entries
SPS's Biennial International Open Exhibition, Pastels on High, POH webpage
Location:EDAC ArtSpace Gallery, 459 Main Street, Placerville, California
Contact: Kathy Hall, (530) 620-3400, kathy@khallart.com.


November 6
to
December 1

Pastels On High International Exhibition
SPS's Biennial International Open Exhibition, Pastels on High, See the POH webpage for further information as it becomes available.
Location:EDAC ArtSpace Gallery, 459 Main Street, Placerville, California, 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Tues - Sat.
Contact: Kathy Hall, (530) 620-3400, kathy@khallart.com.


November 17
Saturday

Reception and Awards Presentation, Pastels On High International Exhibition
See the POH webpage for further information.
Location:EDAC ArtSpace Gallery, 459 Main Street, Placerville, California, 4 - 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Kathy Hall, (530) 620-3400, kathy@khallart.com.


December 1
Saturday

Sierra Pastel Society Annual Holiday Party - Menu order and payment due
This year we will have a lovely luncheon at Zac Jack Bistro. To participate,choose from the menu items in the November-December 2012 newsletter and send your order and $18 to Gloria Vernon, 5735 Thompson Hill Rd. Placerville, 95667, by Saturday, December 1.
Location: Zac Jack Bis, 3275 Coach Lane, Cameron Park.


December 2
Sunday

Pick up hand-delivered work from POH


December 8
Saturday
11:30 am

Sierra Pastel Society Annual Holiday Party
The Holiday Season is coming and this year we are doing something different to raise the spirits. We’ll have a lovely luncheon at Zac Jack Bistro. Please join in the fun and bring a $10 to $15 white elephant or art related gift for the spirited gift exchange.
To participate, we are asking you to choose from the menu items in the November-December 2012 newsletter and send your order and $18 to Gloria Vernon, 5735 Thompson Hill Rd. Placerville, 95667, by Saturday, December 1.
Location: Zac Jack Bis, 3275 Coach Lane, Cameron Park.


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