COMING ACTIVITIES…




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JUNE 11, 2016, Plein Air Paint Out:

     …Nancy Clausen will meet interested APS

             members at Charles Owen Park

Join us for the first Plein Air Paint Out for 2016 Rupp1on Saturday, June 11 at Charles Owen Park.  We will meet in the parking lot at 9:00am and Nancy Clausen will do a Plein air demo for any who are interested in watching this process.  Come meet, paint and share ideas with other Plein Air pastelists!

Location:  Charles Owen Park
875 Warren Wilson Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778

Time:  9am to Noon

Restrooms on site.

 

For more information, contact Nancy Clausen, nancy@clauseninstrument.com 



July 9, 2016 APS Member Meeting:

 

           …join us from 10am to noon…

 

Cathyann Burgess

 

“Seeing the Light…Going Outside to Paint!”Tooley's sun9x12

 

Presentation on plein air painting history and understanding Carlson’s rules before going outdoors, how to simplify the scene before you and more.

 

[Meeting and morning presentation free and open to the public.]

 

 

          …workshop from 1pm to 4pm…

 

Plein Air Workshop with Cathyann Burgess

 

Painting on location is exhilarating! It has become almost a cult movement.  High Summer Hillside

 

But to some of us, it can be daunting. It can also be a way to connect with other artists. Importantly, it is experiential learning at its fullest. The element of ‘being there’ rather than looking at a photo is invaluable for the artist.

 

Become acquainted today with the direct method of the Impressionists, ‘in the open air’ putting daunting notions of discomfort away!

ABOUT CATHYANN:

     Cathyann has been drawing or painting as long as she can Cathyann Burgess headshot for promoremember and consciously thought of herself as artist, at age 13. She was born in Manhattan and raised in Brooklyn, NY.  She holds a MSEd in Art from SUNY College at Buffalo, NY.  Her teaching experience in art for over 25 years includes formal schools both public and private, museums and workshops.  Committed to life long learning, Cathyann’s studies include workshops with Danni Dawson, Nelson Shanks, Daniel Greene, Matthew Mancini and Randy Sexton.  Cathyann with her husband, now makes her home and studio in Hendersonville North Carolina. She shows her work at Asheville Gallery of Art, Asheville, NC.  She is Chair of Programs for APS 2016. 

ARTISTS TAKING WORKSHOP MUST REGISTER AND PAY IN ADVANCE…AND ARE ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER EARLY TO RESERVE THEIR PLACE.


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APS Workshop Fee Refund Policy
Our refund policy states that for workshops sponsored by APS, a refund of the fee deposit is available only within 48 hours of paying the fee.  However, if the fee is paid within the last two days before the workshop date, no refund is available.

 

 If you prefer to pay by check, please make your check out to “APS,” and mail to:

Cathyann Burgess
APS Program Chair
1490 Mountain Meadow
Hendersonville, NC 28739

At the Grace Community Church.  The public and all artists are invited.

Refreshments will be served. When you come to our meetings, bring a friend!

ADDRESS GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH
Grace Community Church
495 Cardinal Road
Mills River, NC 28759

DIRECTIONS FROM ASHEVILLE AIRPORT & AG CENTER
I-26, Exit for the airport
–Go West past the airport and past the Ag Center on NC 280
–Go approximately 1 ¾ miles west  towards Mill River
–Turn Right on street between the Land Rover dealer and Grace Church which is Cardinal Drive (the church is up on the hill)
–Turn left at the top of the drive into the church parking lot
–Go to the left side of the building to the green awning entrance
–Go into the hall and go right past several doors
–Our meeting room is to the right.

Please contact Cathyann Burgess, Program chair, with any questions about our program. cathyannburgess@gmail.com … 828.595.9518
Please contact Suzy Hart, Membership chair, with any questions about our membership. appalachianpastelsociety@gmail.com845.986.3653

 



 

APS Library “Blooms” in 2015

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Art books are the doorways to new techniques, color theory, composition, and thoughtful reflection. A recent gift of 103 books and DVDs featuring pastel, watercolor and design were donated to the Appalachian Pastel Society in memory of Mary Ruth Robinson. Her contribution expands the library collection which APS loans to its members during its membership meetings.

An artist and inspiring volunteer, Mary was a longtime member and one of the founding members of the Appalachian Pastel Society. She died on April 29, 2014 after a battle with kidney failure. Mary served on the APS board for many years as newsletter chair and founding librarian. She helped the organization establish its first website. For several years, Mary donated a memorial award to our shows to honor a fellow artist and friend, Ella Maguire. In her will, Mary is leaving $1000 to APS to continue the award to be given with our shows. 

Mary’s many gifts have supported, and will continue to support, our growth as artists. 

The expanding library collection is displayed beginning 30 minutes prior to APS membership meetings. A $5 refundable deposit is collected for each book and DVD loaned to members.

For additional information, contact Anne K. Allen, librarian at annekallen@gmail.com.

For more information about the collection, click on the LIBRARY tab at the top of the page.