January 9, 2016 Member Meeting

      …join us from 10am to noon…


For another “Swap, Shop & Save-a-lot Meet!”



Bring art-related things you would like to sell to our January Swap meet.
Artist’s supplies, magazines, books, videos, frames etc. will be sold in the Gallery at Grace Church from 10-12.
Also,  small to mid-sized paintings reasonably priced, art cards, or any items that another artist or patron could use are just a few more examples of what you can sell.
Set up at 9:30a.m. (Sales set-ups are for APS Members only…the public, of course, is invited to take advantage of this purchasing opportunity.)
Contact Cathyann Burgess:  cathyannburgess@gmail.com to reserve a table for your wares.  No charge BUT when they are gone they are gone!  Let us make this year’s sale as successful as last.
Hope to see you there!

At the Grace Community Church.  The public and all artists are invited.  There is no fee to attend the morning event, but your membership should be current if you wish to set up sales.

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

Grace Community Church
495 Cardinal Road
Mills River, NC 28759

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


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.