Events

Grow as an Artist

SPS is a vibrant society offering many opportunities for our members to challenge themselves to grow as artists individually and as a community.  The members coming together to enjoy events creates a supportive environment  where creativity can thrive. These events include: monthly programs via ZOOM, virtual workshops conducted by celebrated pastelists, virtual paint alongs and in person demonstrations/workshops taught by credentialed artists. The ideas are limitless and we are always creating new ways to engage and support our members.

NOTE: Monthly programs are FREE to our members. Guests are welcome to attend one program free and then are welcome to join SPS to enjoy additional programs throughout the year.  As  a member, you will also receive member discounts for all workshops, demos and  exhibitions.

  • February 14, 2022
    6:30 pm

    PROGRAM Gwenneth Barth-White “Expressive Portraits in Pastel”

    Join us as artist Gwenneth Barth-White will give a portrait in pastel demonstration and touch on what inspires her in portraiture. Attention SPS MEMBERS: 1. This program is free for you. 2. You will need to register for this program using the Zoom Link that you will receive in an SPS email. 3. You will…

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  • March 14, 2022
    6:30 pm

    PROGRAM Desmond O’Hagan “Capturing Unique Subject Matter”

    Join artist Desmond O’Hagan as he shares a digital slideshow and discussion with step-by-steps of paintings in progress. Attention SPS MEMBERS: 1. This program is free for you. 2. You will need to register for this program using the Zoom Link that you will receive in an SPS email. 3. You will not be able…

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  • April 8, 2022
    10:00 am

    WORKSHOP: Exploring Abstraction in Pastel Presented by Debora Stewart

    Debora will teach artists how to discover possibilities for abstraction in a variety of ways. The first day of the workshop will focus on distilling abstract compositions from photo sources and other references. Participants will create thumbnail compositions and create color studies which will then be turned into larger pastel paintings. Other topics for the…

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  • April 11, 2022
    6:30 pm

    PROGRAM: Micah Goguen demonstrates mixed media processes using pastels.

    Join us in April as our Southeastern Pastel Society Program Chair Micah Goguen shares his mixed media process involving pastels. Attention SPS MEMBERS: 1. This program is free for you. 2. You will need to register for this program using the Zoom Link that you will receive in an SPS email. 3. You will not…

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  • May 9, 2022
    6:30 pm

    PROGRAM Jeffrey Olson, Art Education Director, ROYAL TALENS North America

    Having a background in both Art and Art History, Jeff will talk about Rembrandt Pastels along with a brief history of pastel. Attention SPS MEMBERS: 1. This program is free for you. 2. You will need to register for this program using the Zoom Link that you will receive in an SPS email. 3. You…

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