SPS Members News

Artistic Accomplishments by our Members

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.

Member Workshops & Events

Elisabetta De Maria is offering a Virtual Class

Elisabetta De Maria was truly honored to be asked to teach at the virtual retreat sponsored by the White Mountain Decorative Painters and PennsWoods Painters. She is also teaching the pastel project called “The Curious Red Cat”.  It is class #401 Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM, Eastern Time. More information can be found on her Facebook profile or click on the art room link for more details.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/elisabetta.demaria.92/

Art Room Link:  https://www.artroom2create.com/product-p/c401.htm.

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2022, 10 am – 2 pm EST
Level: Intermediate taught at a moderate pace

"The Curious Red Cat Corso"
"Foggy Morn"

Exploring Lush Pastels Using Creativity, Thursday June 23rd, 2022

Explore and expand your Pastel Horizons with Signature Member of both Pastel Society of America and Pastel Society of NC, Diana Coidan. Informative, fun, workshop exploring this versatile medium with innumerable ways to use it with various techniques becoming adventurous with a new experience in pastels. Pastels on canvas…yep, that can be done and learn how to incorporate pastels in a new way.

Email for more information: contact@thecenterpiece.com

Catherine LaPointe Vollmer show from April 9- July 2

Catherine LaPointe Vollmer has a show at Roycroft Campus (East Aurora) from April 9 – July 2. The reception will be during the museum’s Summer Art & Antiques Show, June 25th & 26th, 10am-5pm. The exhibit contains pastel paintings created in the past 2 years featuring National Park scenes.

"Grand Canyon, North Rim"
"Kings Canyon"

Orit Reuben teaching a one-day pastel studio workshop FCPS

Orit Reuben will be teaching a one-day studio pastel workshop for First Coast Pastel Society in St. Augustine, FL on June 3, 2022. She will also lead a plein air day in St. Augustine June 4, as well as Judge the member exhibit.

Click on the link more information: https://www.firstcoastpastelsociety.org/workshops

Margaret Dyer workshop at IAPS

Margaret is thrilled to be teaching at the 2022 IAPS Convention in June.
Please check out her class and demo and all the amazing workshops and demonstrations taking place.

Hope to see you in June!

Signup for classes begins January 4, 2022 at noon ET.
Click below to purchase classes and demos after that date.


"Kristin at the Piano"
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

Micah Goguen Workshop: "Expressive Wildlife In Pastel"

Join artist Micah Goguen as we learn how to use pastels to create animals in the wild. The focus of this workshop will be about layering and mark making. Templates will be provided so no drawing is required. All materials are provided. You do not need art or pastel experience to participate. We will walk through the process step by step.
You must create a login on the Alpharetta page to RSVP.

Alpharetta Recreation and Parks

A Guatemalan Adventure with SOBA

Sign up to paint in beautiful Guatemala with Member of Excellence Peggy Duncan.

Go to: http://www.ExploreAmazingPlaces.com and scroll to 2022 trips.  A Guatemalan Adventure with SOBA.

Dates are June 16th to June 27th 2022.  Peggy Duncan will be lead teacher with demos and personal attention to your painting time.  Kathleen Nemec will give a series of talks on color theory, using gouache as her medium.  Limited to first 14. Only 7 spaces still available.

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!