Wendy has been jurried to Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America. Congratulations.
It is with great sadness that we
announce that PSSW founder Dorothy Barta has passed away. Dorothy was a gifted artist, an inspiring teacher and was passionate about pastel. She was a frequent attendee at the Portrait Society of
America convention each year. When a young daughter was accepted to the New York City Ballet, she accompanied her and attended the New York Students league. It was at that time that she connected
with Flora B. Giffuni of Pastel Society of America and decided we needed a pastel society in Dallas. That dedication and tireless energy established our organization and supplied knowledge and
support long after she handed over the leadership to others. In later years, her creativity was channeled into her writing.
She leaves a loving and extended family. More about Dorothy may be found at Dignity Memorial:
Michael Gillespie's self portrait was one of 35 of 314 entries chosen for the Portrait Society of America's Tri-State Competition and Exhibition at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, Oklahoma City, September 12 through November 21. The reception and awards event will be October 4, 5 - 7 pm.
Toni won an Honarable Mention for "Prosper Sunset" at the RCAS ehxibit at the Eisemann Center now thru May 2019.
Toni took home First Place for Angus Cows at JR Ranch at the FBCAA show in Farmers Branch. You can see it at the Manske Library thru October 26th.
“Walking to School”
Original Paintings by Juliana Crownover
September 13 - October 28, 2018
The Sundermann Gallery
is located in the Great Hall of
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cathedral
5100 Ross Avenue at North Garrett
Dallas, Texas 75206
The Gallery is open
Monday-Friday 9:00 to Noon
Sundays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
and may be opened by appointment
by calling the church office: 214.823.8134
or Evelyn Luciani: 972.333.6675
Jody Martin received the Gold Medal Award for Pastels at the Bosque Art Classic for "Just Like Dad"
Michael Gillespie received the Shirl Smithson Memorial Scholarship from the Oil Painters of America organization, for a workshop with a nationally known artist.
He was also named a Finalist in the Oil Painters of America Online Showcase. His entry was a self portrait, which will also be exhibited in Breckenridge at a show of the Texas members of the Portrait Society of America.
Lynda Mopntgomery Conley
This week I learned that my pastel nocturne "Starry Starry Hay" won the Ampersand award in the Pastel Society of the West Coast's "Pastels USA" 32nd Annual International exhibit.
By receiving this award, I fulfilled the requirements to attain "Distinguished Pastelist" status from the Pastel Society of the West Coast. I am so honored.
Many thanks to jurors and awards judge, Lorenzo Chavez. Sincere gratitude to Ampersand Art Supplies, and the Pastel Society of the West Coast.
The show will be on display at the Morro Bay Art Center in California through Sept. 16th.
Portrait painting sessions will resume at C. C. Young Center on Thursday mornings, Usually $10 per session. Contact Michael Gillespie at 214/435-0906 or
Lynda Montgomery Conley
"Sunday Morning", 16'x12" pastel on UART surface
This is one of two works which were selected for the PSNM National Exhibition. She is thankful to be included and excited to be haning at the Sorrel Sky Gallery in Sante Fe.
Janice Hamilton will be presenting pastel programs for the-
Lewisville Visual Art Group
Tuesday, March 13
Granbury Art Association
Monday, July 9
She is teaching both pastel and oil painting classes at:
Coit & Arapaho, Dallas
Michael Gillespie has been awarded the Shirl Smithson Memorial scholarship from the Oil Painters of America organization. The merit-based scholarship is $500 tuition for a workshop with a nationally recognized artist.
Michael Gillespie was named Artist of the Month by the Ellis County Art Association and his painting, "Delane II," will be displayed at the door of their Gallery in the Square in Waxahachie, Texas, during the month of November.
"Being Lincoln has been selected by Bold Brush to be published in their hard cover book "Strokes of Genius 10: Inspiring Subjects" Due in November 2018
"Other Teresa" was awarded 1st place by Rita Kirkman at the Central Texas Pastel Society.
"Wrapped in Dreams was selected by Bold Brush online contest for FAV 15, May 2017
Lynda's painting "Days Finale" won Best of Show in Texas & Neighbors 2017 Exhibit.
"Days Finale" also received the "Pastel Society of New England" award at the annual PSA exhibition ENDURING BRILLIANCE. The show will be on display during the month of September in NYC.
Janice won Merchants Award at the RCAS Regional and Honorable Mention at the IAC Annual Show.
Marie's painting "Portrait of an Artist" won an honorable mention in the Texas and Neighbors 2017 Exhibit.
Patsy's painting "Eye've Got an Eye on you" won an Honorable Mention in the Texas and Neighbors 2017 Exhibit.
Selected into the Internation Association of Pastel Societies' 2017 Exhibit are members: Marie Maines, Lynda Conley, Mary Jean Davis, and Janis Krendik. Congratulations.
Some of the winners who attended the 35th National Show Reception include:
Ellen Moore, Marien Maines, Marian Hirsch, and Lynda Conley.
Janice Hamilton has won 1st place in drawing/pastels in the Irving Art Association Membership Show, 2nd place in the ACA show, 2nd in the Irving Art Center - Professional Division, 3rd in oils in the C. C. Young Show and had a painting accepted into the RCAS Regional.
She will be presenting the program and giving a workshop for the Carrolton/Farmers Branch Art Organization in September 2016 and presenting the program for the Richardson Civic Art Society in May 2017.
This fall she will be teaching classes in pastels, oils, and perspective at the Artists Showplace Gallery in Dallas.
She has a one-woman show at the Goodrich Gallery July – August, 2016
Toni was awarded the Women in the Arts award from the Daughters of the American Revolution. This honor is designed to recognize and honor a woman who has made significant achievements at the community level in her artistic field. The recipient is expected to have contributed to her artistic field in an outstanding manner beyond mastery of technique, which may include innovative design work, featured exhibitions, publication, research, and technique development.
Janis was juried into the increasingly prestigious Texas & Neighbors Art Show at the IIrving Arts Center. Her piece is "Remembering Taos".
Linda won an Honorable Mention in the Animal/Wildlife category of the 17th Annual Pastel 100 competition. Her work "Paints at Dusk" will be published in the April 2016 issue of the Pastel Journal magazine and in Southwest Art magazine along with all winner's work.
Lynda won first place in the Pastel division of the 30th annual Bosque Art Classic in Clifton, Texas with her piece titled "The Morning Pair".
Enid's piece "Midwinter" took first place in the Austin Pastel Austin Society Juried Exhibition.
Robbie George won 2nd place in the Landscape category in the Autin Pastel Society Juried show.
Billie Cochrum won a merit award in the Austin Pastel Society Juried Show
Marie Maines won 2nd place in the drawing category for her pastel artwork at the Texas and Neigbors 30th Juried Exhibition.
Toni was informed that her painting "We are not Alone" (the cowboy) won First Place in a National Art Show. The painting will hang in the DAR Museum in Washington, D.C. during Continental Congress! It is currently on view at the Lancaster Theater in Grapevine through March.
September was just named an Elected Member of the prestigious Salmagundi Club, NY and Juried into three National Exhibitions:
Connecticut Pastel Society 21st Annual Renaissance in Pastel Juried Exhibition, CT 2014
Degas Pastel Society, Fifteenth Biennial National Juried Exhibition, LA, 2014
Our own PSSW 33rd National Juried Exhibition, Grapevine, TX
Patsy received the Ridgewood Art Institute Award for One Tuna, One California in the PSA 42nd annual exhibition, Enduring Brilliance. The exhibit will hang until Sept 17, 2014.
Michael Gillespie spent the month of August, 2014 as Artist in Residence at a 5- star hotel in Tuscany, in Italy. He spent most of the time doing plein air paintings in oil and pastel, but also taught some painting lessons and sold a few paintings. While in Florence, he met and visited with painter and teacher Matthew James Collins of the Charles H. Cecil Studio.
Toni Wengler was recently notified that her artwork “The Long Wait” was awarded National first place in NSDAR’s American Heritage Art and Sculpture Contest. The work will be displayed in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) library during Continental Congress this year . Toni is adept in various media and this work was done in colored pencil. Congratulations!
The 2013 Pastel Society of America's annual show, currently hanging at the National Arts Club in New York during the month of September, includes a prize-winning drawing by Marie Maines, a member of Pastel Society of the Southwest. The title of the painting is Red Barn/Shadow (23x23). Her award is Painters in Pastel Award given by Carrie Raeburn, PSA, and John Raeburn and is a monetary award of $500.00. She is also very excited to have been awarded signature status in Pastel Society of America, in May, 2013
Janis was jurried into the Second Masters Circle exhibit at IAPS in Albuquerque. Congratulations.