SPS Member News

Artistic Accomplishments by our Members

Orit Reuben Busy with Two Upcoming Juried Plein Air Events

SPS Member of Excellence,  Orit Reuben has been juried into the Floyd Plein Air VA which will be held August 15-20 as well as the Suffolk Plein Air VA held on September 6-10.

Diana Coidan has Two Pastels Accepted in the Craven Arts Council Exhibition in New Bern, NC

SPS Member, Diana Coidan has two pastels accepted in the Craven Arts Council 2022 Bank of the Arts National Juried Exhibition in New Bern, NC juried by Maya Brooks. The opening reception and awards will be held during ArtWalk, Friday, July 8th 5-8pm The exhibit runs through August 30th.



Lake Country Juried Art Show Merit Award Earned By Member Ann Dodys

Ann Dodys received a Merit Award at the 6th annual Lake Country Juried Art Show in Eatonton, Ga. for her painting, “Uncle Jimmy and Friends”. The show is at the Artisan Village Guild and will be up until September.

Connie Reilly wins Merit Award at IAPS

Connie Reilly piece, “Golden Child,” has won a Merit Award in the 2022 IAPS International Open Division.


"Golden Child"
"Creeking Up On Autumn"

Mozley wins medals in NC

Cathy Mozley recently won the gold and silver medals in the pastel division of the Western Carolina Sr. Arts Competition.  Her painting, “Creeking Up On Autumn,” will now be entered in the state competition in Raleigh in September.

Catherine LaPointe Vollmer wins award at APS National Show

Catherine LaPointe Vollmer’s piece “Second Life” has won a Blick Art Materials Award at the 8th annual Adirondack National Pastel Exhibition. The show may be seen in person at View Center for Arts and Culture in Old Forge NY, or online at the link below.

Click on the link for more details: http://adirondackpastelsociety.com/8th-annual-adirondack-national-pastel-exhibition/

"Second Life"
“Ragdoll in a Cloud of Fluff”

“Ragdoll in a Cloud of Fluff” wins 1st

Kim Wilder Hinson’s pastel painting “Ragdoll in a Cloud of Fluff” won first place in the Art to the Rescue Show in Dunedin, Florida’s Stirling Art Studios and Gallery. This show is held annually as a fundraiser for the Dunedin Doggie Rescue, and is the highest-attended show of the year. All mediums are accepted, and entries must portray an animal.

Donna Catotti included in "99 Voices in Pastel" showing

Donna Catotti’s “High Sierra Winter Blues” was accepted into the PSWC’s 36th Annual Pastels USA Open International Exhibit, “99 Voices in Pastel” showing at the Art Center, Morro Bay, CA, June 30-Aug. 7.


"High Sierra Winter Blues"
"A Wise Decision on the Chilkat River Flats"

Donna Catotti accepted in American Women Artist Show

“A Wise Decision on the Chilkat River Flats” by Donna Catotti was accepted into the American Women Artists 2022 Spring Online Juried Show. The show can be viewed at http://www.americanwomenartists.org.


Eve Miller: Good News Events

Eve Miller participated in:
2022 5th International Pastel d’Opale biennial France
2022 Pastels of the World by invitation Bourbonnais France
2022Northwest Pastel Society Signature Member Exhibition Honorable Mention
2022 Pastel 100 Honorable Mention
2022 IAPS Juried Pastel World- 8th master Circle
2022 Art du Pastel En France International Exhibition Giverny- France
See Link for More Info: evemillerfineart.com


"Solace in Nature"
"Summer in Mucking"

Dawn Limbert's painting included in the exhibition with Society of Graphic Artists at Mall Galleries

Dawn Limbert’s painting “Summer in Mucking,” which is in the current online exhibition, is going to be exhibited with the Society of Graphic Artists at Mall Galleries, London, UK this month. This comes after it was long listed for Jackson’s Painting Prize last month.


Becky Woodward juried into 2022 IAPS juried Pastel World Exhibition - 40th Open Division

Becky Woodward is VERY excited and PROUD to announce that her painting has been accepted into the 2022 IAPS juried Pastel World Exhibition – 40th Open Division to be held in Albuquerque, NM starting June 22, 2022!!  A photo of the painting will be available for publishing after the show begins.


"Waters Rush"

Susan Klinger juried into the Spring Member's Online Show of The American Artist's Professional League.

Susan Klinger’s pastel, “Water’s Rush” has been juried into the Spring Member’s Online Show of The American Artist’s Professional League. The show will run April 25th to June 6th 2022 and is able to be viewed on the AAPL website.

Susan also has two pieces currently on exhibit at the Mennonite Heritage Center, Harleysville, PA as part of the Perkiomen Valley Art Center’s member show.

Follow this link for more information:  https://aaplinc.org/spring-2022-members-show


Donna Catotti: 3rd Place Accomplishment

Donna Catotti received a third place in the Pastel Society of the West Coast Members Only 2022 Online Show, for “Chilkat River Flats in Haines, Alaska”, 19″x26″ pastel on Canson. To see the show: http://www.pswc.org

"Chilkat River Flats in Haines, Alaska"
"Mermaid Dreams"

Kim Wilder Hinson Wins 2nd

“Mermaid Dreams” by Kim Wilder Hinson took 2nd place in the “Look Closer” show. The show will hang until April 24 in the gallery at Studio 1212 Art Gallery, 234 Monroe Street, Dunedin, FL.

Follow this link for more information: Studio1212

Toby Reid awarded Outstanding Pastel Award

Toby Reid was awarded OUTSTANDING PASTEL in the BoldBrush January 2022 painting competition by Frank Ordaz for his painting, “OVER THE FALLS.“

More details can be found at: https://faso.com/boldbrush/winners/264

“Ragdoll in a Cloud of Fluff”

Kim Wilder Hinson accepted in LCPPS Show

Two of Kim Wilder Hinson’s paintings were juried into the Left Coast Pastel Painters Society “Pastels in Paradise 2022” international online show.  To see the show click on the LCPPS logo at OnlineJuriedShows.com.  Kim’s paintings are “Ragdoll in a Cloud of Fluff” and “Blue Merle Australian Shepherd.”

Follow this link for more information: OnlineJuriedShows.com

Donna Catotti: PSWC Members Only Show Acceptance

Donna Catotti’s 19″x27″ pastel, “Chilkat River Flats in Haines, Alaska,” has been juried into the Pastel Society of the West Coast 2022 Members Only Online Show opening March 1 at http://www.pswc.ws.

"Chilkat River Flats in Haines, Alaska"
"Homage to Daniel Greene"

Anita Beaty's paintings included in the Pause for Pastels exhibition at the Public Works Art Center in Summerville, SC

Pause for Pastels exhibition at the Public Works Art Center in Summerville, SC included two of Anita Beaty’s paintings: “Homage to Daniel Greene” and “Her Earring.”

Ronnie Offen: Paintings featured in the Marietta M2R Fence Gallery

Ronnie has four paintings included in the 2021 -2022 Fence Gallery sponsored by the Marietta Arts Council. The remainder of at the tour is listed below:

Kennesaw: Aviation Park, 2659 Barrett Lakes Blvd. 30144

Smyrna: Arboretum, 200 Village Green Circle &

Concord Road Linear Park, 1061 Concord Road. 30080


More information can be found at: M2Rfence.com

"Streets of Jerusalem"
"Sunshine on the Trail"

Anne Spivey has a painting selected for Boldbrush top 15%!

Anne Spivey’s painting, “Sunshine on the Trail”, was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury’s favorite 15% of the entries) in the December 2021 BoldBrush Painting competition.
Click on the link for more information: https://www.annespiveyfineart.com/portfolio-viewer?

Marlene Steele - Courtroom coverage: US v. Xu Espionage

Marlene Steele was commissioned to document the federal prosecution of Yunjan Xu, Chinese spy conspiring to obtain GE Aeronautics trade secrets. She documented the various witnesses including the arresting officer in Belgium, GE security officers, Mandarin language specialists etc.  Judge Tim Black presiding.

Drawings on toned stock in pastel, completed during the actual trial procedures.  More information available by clicking the link:



Connie Lynn Reilly receives Flora Giffuni Memorial Award for Pastel

Connie’s painting “Hope” won the Flora Giffuni Memorial Award for Pastel in the Grand National Exhibition of the American Artists Professional League held at the Salmagundi Club in NY City.

Debbie Anderson receives First Place Georgia National Fair

Debbie Anderson won First Place in the Special Category -My Corona- with her work titled “A Good Time to Reflect.”

"A Good Time to Reflect"
"That Kind of Day"

Micah Goguen receives First Place Georgia National Fair

Micah received First Place and Purchase Award in the Georgia National Fair this year with his collage and pastel work titled “That Kind of Day.”

Nancy Nowak receives IAPS 7th Master Circle Webshow Award

Nancy Nowak was honored to win the Gold Award in the IAPS 2021 7th Master Circle Juried Web Show. The show is on the IAPS website: http://www.iapspastel.org/exiaps_current.php

"Boat Dock"
"First Day at the Beach"

Margaret Dyer receives Honorable Mention at the American Impressionist Society Online Exhibition

Margaret received an Honorable Mention at the American Impressionist Society 2021 Members’ Online Exhibition.  She also recently won Best of Show at the American Impressionist Society 2021 Associate Members’ Online Exhibition.

Madeleine Kelly award received from PPS

Philadelphia Pastel Society awarded Madeleine Kelly the Constance J. McClatchy Memorial Award of Excellence for Use of Color for her abstract pastel “Flash of Memory”

Orit Reuben wins BEST IN SHOW in the Pastel Society of Central FL's Juried Exhibition

Orit Reuben has won Best of Show for “Waiting for Scraps” at the 2021 Pastel Society of Central Florida exhibit at Casselberry Art House.  She is also very excited to announce that  she joined Park Avenue Contemporary Gallery in Winter Park, Florida, beginning in July.

Anne Spivey awarded 'Honorable Mention' in Central Mass Pastel Society's 2021 "Marks of Distinction' Juried Exhibition

Anne Spivey’s “Mystical Place,” 14×11, won an Honorable Mention award in the Central Massachusetts Pastel Society’s, 2021 Marks of Distinction, juried exhibition. “Mystical Place” was one of 100 accepted pieces in this show which is available for viewing at https://www.cmpastels.org/no_t om2.html . The selection jurors were Lyn Defienbach and Teresa Saia. The Juror of Awards was Tony Allain, PS, ARSMA, PSA, MC-IAPS.

Sunset in the Valley

Pastel Exhibit: "Take the Scenic Route"

A solo exhibit by Catherine LaPointe Vollmer, featuring pastel landscape paintings depicting scenes from America’s national parks.

Click on the link more information: viewarts.org

Member Publications

Marsha Hamby Savage featured in PleinAir Magazine's September 2021 Pastel Special Issue

It was very exciting to receive the September PleinAir Magazine with a special focus on pastels featuring “Pros’ views on using the medium en plein air!”  In addition to the feature articles written by today’s pastel masters; the magazine did a showcase of pastel artists whose works “exemplifies the range and craftsmanship possible with this versatile medium.”   Marsha Hamby Savage’s painting, “Rising to the Sun” 20×16 is included in the PASTEL SPOTLIGHT section of the magazine.

Nancy Nowak featured in Plein Air Magazine!

Plein Air Magazine has newly featured Nancy Nowak’s published article with their Plein Air audience through their website, Outdoor Painter.  Check out the article via this Website Link for More Information!