May 9, 2015 Member Meeting/Program/Workshop
…join us from 10am to noon…
The Poetic Landscape, pastel presentation
with… Barbara Jaenicke, PSA, IAPS-MC
Once you learn the mechanics of painting the landscape, it’s time to learn how to add the magic…the poetry.
At the Grace Community Church. The public and all artists are invited. There is no fee to attend the morning meeting.
“Painting isn’t just a job or hobby for me. It’s more like a passion. If I’m not painting, I’m usually in some way thinking about painting. So I guess it’s really more of an obsession. I try to paint feelings, moods and experiences rather than “things.” To do this I need to push beyond the basic mechanics of creating the work. No painting is ever easy to me. Each one challenges me to create that magic that goes beyond just a painting of a thing. That magic doesn’t always happen in every single painting, but when it does, it’s a thrill beyond words that keeps me going.”
Barbara has had a passion for art since her early teen years. She received a BA in Art from a small college in New Jersey where she grew up. Although she started her art career as an advertising art director in 1986, and also later worked in corporate marketing for several years, she happily turned her focus back to fine art in 2002.
She works in pastel and oil, using an impressionist style to paint landscapes and still life. Her work has been featured in the December 2011 and June 2014 issues of the Pastel Journal and has been included twice in the magazine’s Annual Pastel 100 Competition. She’s holds Signature memberships in both the Pastel Society of America and Oil Painters of America, and is a Master Circle member of the International Association of Pastel Societies. Included among her awards are the People’s Choice Award in the 2014 American Impressionist Society Juried Exhibition and a finalist award in Southwest Art magazine’s 2014 Artistic Excellence competition.
Currently living in Roswell, GA with her husband and son, Barbara teaches workshops throughout the country and also locally from her studio. Her work is represented at Watson Gallery in Atlanta, GA; Raiford Gallery in Roswell, GA; Stoneheart Gallery in Evergreen, CO; Weiler House Fine Art Gallery in Fort Worth, TX; and her smaller works are also available online at www.dailypaintworks.com .
Visit Barbara’s website at www.barbarajaenicke.com.
…afternoon workshop 1pm to 4pm…registration required…
“Once you learn the mechanics of painting the landscape, it’s time to learn how to add the magic…the poetry. We’ll examine the difference between paintings that merely contain elements of the landscape, and those that strike an emotion… and how to gain the skills necessary to accomplish this. We’ll cover some methods and techniques that will help you edit unnecessary details that detract from the emotion you want to convey.”
IF YOU CANNOT PAY ON THE INTERNET, CALL KITTY FOR DIRECTIONS…Don’t leave a message, make sure you talk with her… 423-764-2911
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.
THE WORKSHOP IS FULL! To have your name put on the wait list, please call Kitty… 423-764-2911
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 Kitty Williams, Program chair, with any questions about our program. email@example.com … 423.764.2911
Please contact Suzy Hart, Membership chair, with any questions about our membership. firstname.lastname@example.org … 845.986.3653
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 email@example.com.
For more information about the collection, click on the LIBRARY tab at the top of the page.