Our Master Pastellist Bill Hosner is featured in an article on Outdoor Painter.
Ann Rochefort's painting, 'Red and Green' was accepted into the 29th IAPS Online Exhibition that is presently on exhibition.
"Le lac initiatique" by Danielle Richard (M.P), has been selected by the BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, Youngston, Ohio. USA. December 18th to February 19th 2017.
Storing your pastels makes you roar? "L'Oiseau Rouge" cases are made by Sylvie Cardinal, a pastellist/illustrator mec.Come on November 6th, at Galerie 203. You'll roar of pleasure! http://valisesloiseaurouge.weebly.com
"Soleils Verts", from our master pastellist Danielle Richard, has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the Pastel 100, 2016, Pastel Journal, US. See the complete list where we can also see that two other PSEC members have been honoured: Mélissa Breault and Alain Dansereau. Congratulations!
A pastel of Danielle Richard has been selected for the annual exhibition of the Pastel Society of America , Grand Gallery, Natioal Arts Club, New-York, until October 1st.
IAPS is pleased to announce the PREVIEW of our 12th Biennial Convention. This preview will allow you to review our program prior to online registration opening in October.Click this link to go directly to the preview:
Hope to see you next June in Albuquerque!
A 6 page article was published in France in n° 41 Hors-série Pastel edition, showcasing the work of our former PSEC president (2005-2011), Suzanne Godbout. It will be here in stands in Sept. or order online.
ICAN Pastel 2016 - This IAPS style conference, organised by PAC in Ontario will begin May 30th and it is not too late to sign up. PSEC members can sign up and not pay the 50$ admission fee
Still time to take part in the 28nd edition of Festival de Peinture à Mascouche! Rendez-vous 2016 of the Festival de Peinture à Mascouche. 3 to 5 september. More than 6000 $ in price. Joan Dumouchel, painter guest. Deadline in april 15th. Welcome to the pastellists. http://festivalpeinturemascouche.com
Articles about PSEC in the French Magazine, PRATIQUE DES ARTS
The 28th IAPS Juried Exhibition is Open for Entries!!
Danielle Richard's pastel ''Le Lac Initiatique'' has been selected by the jurors of the 27th (2015) Juried Exhibition of IAPS for their Online exhibition.
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Monique Tatlock's husband. The committee and all members of the PSEC send their deepest sympathies to Monique and her relatives.
Jean Pierre Pilon received an Honorary certificate" granted by "Le festival de Peinture de Mascouche". This certificate refers to the price " Coup de Coeur of Michel Beaudoin judge for the excellence of the work" The sun sets behind the city "
-> News from Bill Hosner - Solo exhibit at Hillsdale College.
Bill Hosner is honoring our great Horace Champagne in an article published in October's edition of Pastel Journal.
A pastel painted by Élaine Despins has been selected for the PSA International Exhibition, "Enduring Brillance 2015" in New York. This artwork also received the Jack Richeson & Co. Silver Award. Congrats, Élaine!
Buy the book in honour of Horace Champagne today. Details available here.
Discover encaustic with Shary Bartlett, using PanPastel products, one of our sponsors.
Six Visions will take place at Art gallery of the Abbey Val Notre-Dame from April 18th to May 24th 2015.The opening will be held Saturday April 18th from 3pm to 5pm. Michèle Turnier, Ann Rochefort, Céline Montpetit, Suzanne Godbout and Ann Duckett will answer your questions. 220,chemin Montagne-Coupée,St-Jean-de-Matha.
(French only) Paiement des redevances aux créateurs d’œuvres artistiques . La date limite d’inscription est le 17 avril 2015.
Reminder to all our PSEC members: you have until February 28, 2015 to renew your membership to your society. Open a member's session now and follow the link "Renew my membership". You can pay securely by your PayPal account (or using your credit card through PayPal).
Claude et Bernard Texier wish you a Merry Christmas!
Please click HERE to view the December 2014 IAPS Newsletter from Liz Haywood-Sullivan, President of IAPS.
The 25th IAPS Juried Exhibition is available for viewing on the IAPS website. Congratulations to all the accepted artists and award winners. It's a great show!!!
Danielle Richard's pastel "Soir de Lanternes", which was part of our fall exhibition Les Pastellistes, was awarded the Merit Award in PSA's Members-Only Competition, in the Out of the Box Category.
Stephen Hayes was selected to be part of the IAPS online exhibition featuring his pastel painting Bonding in the Rain.
Reine recently had the privilege of visiting the magnificent PSA (Pastel Society of America) exhibition, which takes place at the National Arts Club, Manhattan. Here are a few pictures, just to make your mouth water!
Marie Hélène Auclair was in the show for her 8th time!
We would like to note the publication of a brand new book entitled "L'art du Pastel", in France. Something to tempt us!
It is with great sadness that we have learned that Mallé Jurima-Romet, a talented artist and PSEC's Signature member, just passed away. We wish to extend our sympathies to her family and friends.
Marie Helene Auclair pastel "Flavie" which is currently in PSA’s 42nd Annual Open Exhibition, has been selected to be included in a show at the Butler Institute of American Art 2014-2015
The artwork of France Clavet "Waiting for the Jury'' has been selected as a finalist in the Animal/Wildlife category of the International Artist's Magazine and will be published in the December 2014 issue.
(2014-09-23) - France Clavet has been honored to received a 2nd Prize with ''Le bain'' with Collection Beaux-Arts-Réaliste last Competition.
A pastel painting from Elaine Despins, "Principessa Ann", has been selected to be included in the pastel event, "Renaissance" at the Slater Museum in Norwich, Connecticut from October 8th to November 9th.
Sous le menu "Membres", vous trouverez un conseil apprécié d'une de nos maîtres, Claude Texier, sur la mise en place d'une nature morte.
Pastel Toujours 2014 -> Please read the press release prepared in collaboration with the Papeterie Saint-Gilles (in french).
You will find in the section "Our Masters' Tips" (Member's Menu), a beautiful text of Horace Champagne about his pastels of Monet's Gardens in Giverny.
(2014-05-14) - May 2nd, Martine Vallée won the "Institut Européen des Arts Contemporains" (France) GOLD medal for 2014.
You will find, in section "Our Master's Tips", an inspiring text of one of our master artists, Bill Hosner.
Notice to members: The 2014 Winter issue of Pastel Post is now available on line. Go to "Members' Menu" then to "Pastel Post".
News from Bill Hosner, 2013 in review , Spain...
It is with great sadness that we announce that one of our members, Louise D'Aoust, passed away on December 25th, at the age of 69. Our sincere condoleances go to her family and friends.
Georgia Priniotakis announces a solo exhibition entitled "Discovering Coaticook" at Galerie de la Ville, 12001 Boul. de Salaberry, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, from February 16th to March 16th, 2014.Vernissage: Sunday, February 16th, 1pm to 3pm.
Carmen Caron a envoyé un tableau à un concours international à La Galleria La Pigna de Rome. Ce tableau ("Parmi les fleurs") a obtenu un prix de Grande Dinstiction. Félicitations Carmen!
A pastel painting from Danielle Richard entitled "Quelque part'' has been selected for the 23rd International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) Juried Exhibition 2013. Again, congratulations Danielle!
Recently, architect and author Cyril Simard held an all pastel exhibition at the Papeterie Saint-Gilles, in Charlevoix, where our Spring exhibition, Pastel Toujours, will be held next year. Here is a video that will inspire you ...
Bill Hosner is bringing to Spain, for the ASPAS exhibition in November, the works of 11 pastel artists of great reknown. -> More details here.
In this October 2013, Martine Vallée, PSEC's Signature Member, became by unanimous selection of the jury, Honorary Member of the Institut Européen Des Arts Contemporains.
Isabelle ROCHÉ, de la Maison du Pastel à Paris, (et amie de PSEC) a été nominée, comme fabriquante de pastel, pour les Trophées "Trésor Vivant de l'Artisanat 2013". Très intéressante vidéo sur la fabrication du pastel! Votez pour désigner le "Trésor Vivant de l'Artisanat 2013"
Suzanne Charbonneau presents a retrospective of her work (1977-2013) at la Maison de la Culture de St Alphonse Rodriguez, 20 De La Plage. From October 10th to 13th, 2013. Vernissage: Friday, October 11th, from 5 pm to 9 pm. Opened Sat. & Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm.
It is with great sadness that we have learned that one of our past members, Michel Tiffet, passed away last Thursday. Our sympathies go to his family and friends. Mr. Tiffet (1931-2013) was a gifted artist that won the "Landscape" category prize at the Les Pastellistes exhibition in 2011.
Teresa Saia's pastel workshop in October (8, 9 and 10 or 12, 13 and 14) is now open to all. Hurry up! Register now, there are only 4 places left. Contact Viviane Roman or Stephen Hayes for all the details.
ProArtCritique - See Information - on this new concept, ie critiques by a professional artist.
Danielle Richard was awarded the famous BoldBrush Award that comes with a $1,000 cash award, selected among 1,280 paintings in competition. (http://faso.com/boldbrush/winners/112)
A pastel from Danielle Richard, ''Fillette et Melon'', is on cover of Pratique des Arts , Hors-Série Pastel, 2013. They also featured my work in their Portfolio 8 pages special. http://issuu.com/diverti/docs/pda-hs33
Good news from Marie Hélène Auclair!: Her painting entitled "Myles" was selected for the "41 st Open Juried Exhibition" The Pastel Society of America, New York, the exhibition will be held from 03 to 28 September 2013
Les membres de PSEC peuvent maintenant consulter un nouvel article présentant les conseils de notre maître pastelliste Marie Hélène Auclair, dans la section Conseils de nos maîtres, sous le menu Membres !
Jacques Clément has two paintings at the exhibition Croquis 45 – Les 45 ans de l’Atelier de croquis de Radio-Canada, sponsored by Écomusée du fier monde, from May 23rd to August 25th, 2013. More details...
Jacques Clément currently presents a solo exhibition in Shawinigan, you can virtually visit by clicking on this link: http://youtu.be/QsJBInoDF6k
(In french only)
Salon de Pastel à Balaruc les Bains du 3 au 19 mai - Pour information, il reste encore quelques places disponibles pour les stages. -> Voici notre affiche
A beautiful exhibition in PARIS, for those who would be there...
FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 IS THE LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR IAPS TENTH BIENNIAL EXHIBITIONS!
Georgia Priniotakis, signature member of PSEC, has been accepted in "Artists in Residence Program", Coaticook, Québec, during June, July and August, 2013.
We are happy to share a very good news: Danielle Richard, PSEC Signature member, is among the winners of the 14th Annual Pastel 100 Competition of the Pastel Journal magazine.
The Prospectuses for the Twenty-Second Juried Exhibition and the Second Master Circle Exhibition are now available for download on the IAPS website and also on OnlineJuriedShows.com and scroll down to get to our two shows. You can log in and sign up right on that web site. Also you should know that the exhibitions will hang in the Franciscan Room at the Hotel Albuquerque during the convention, with an Opening Reception on Wednesday, June 5, 5-7:00pm. We hope many people will come in on Wednesday and enjoy the reception. Susan Webster - IAPS
In 2012, Juan Cristobal participated, as a special invited artist, to the international exhibition of the Musée du Pastel, in St-Aulaye, France, with five of his pastel paintings, from July 7th to August 26, along with seven other international artists. Following this event, the pastel museum acquired one of the painting for their permanent collection. He also participated at the Salon International de Saint-Aulaye, in Dordogne, from August 4 to August 26, 2012.
Tempted by a workshop with Desmond O’Hagan in April 2013? Registration is opened for members only! Members: open a session and go to Workshops.
(In french only)
Anne Michaud sera présente au Salon du Livre de Montréal (kiosque Dimedia, #532) pour le lancement du livre "CARNETS DE KAMOURASKA (Éditions Les Heures bleues)" qu'elle a illustré. -> Invitation et heures de présence de Anne
Juan Cristobal was the subject of a two-page artice, including three of his pastel paintings, entitled « L’art des contrastes » in the special pastel issue #7 of the magazine Pratique des Arts (nov. 2011 - jan. 2012).
You will find, in section "Advanced Tips & Tricks (Member's Menu)", an inspiring text of one of our master artists, Bill Hosner.
PSEC members can now read a new step-by-step article proposed by our master pastellist Denis Jacques, in the Advanced Tips & Tricks section, under the Members' Menu.
Don't miss the two-page article dedicated to Danielle Richard in the October/November 2012 issue of International Artist (#87).
(In french only)
Siddick Nuckcheddy, un de nos membres, expose à l'Ile de la Réunion. Voir l'affiche de l'exposition
We recently heard from past president Kathy Morris-Trainor, consult "PSEC's classified"
(In french only)
Des nouvelles de Denis Jacques - Président artistique du 10e rendez-vous des peintres de Sainte-Flore!
Tenth biennial convention Welcome! IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies)
Tempted by a workshop with Horace Champagne in October? Registration is opened until August 26th for members only! Members: open a session and go to Workshops.
News from Bill Hosner: Kevin Rhodes gave a benefit concert and Bill has exhibited at the same time (see photo). At the end of the evening, a lucky bidder won a commission for a portrait done by Bill, sold at auction for 8,900$. All the money raised that evening went to the orchestra. What a success!!!
Lovely news regarding our previous PSEC president, Pamela Carter, consult "Useful links Courses/Workshops/Training"
Viviane Martin Roman's pastel artwork, "Gremlin", has been selected as a finalist in the Animal/Wildlife category of The Artist's Magazine 29th Annual Art Competition (December 2012 issue).
(in french only)
Invitation spéciale aux Artistes
La Maison Lavande, vous convie les 14 et 15 juillet pour la fin de semaine thématique consacrée aux arts visuels. Pour seulement 6$, vous avez accès aux champs de lavande en fleur pour une journée complète. Vous pouvez amener amis et famille pour pique-niquer, marcher dans les champs, succomber à nos produits de la Boutique Gourmande et vous laisser séduire par la Parfumerie. Nous vous invitons à profiter de ce décor des plus inspirant dans le cadre de notre fin de semaine thématique : Les Arts Visuels, pour peindre ou prendre des photos.
Good news for all members! The summer issue of Pastel Post is ready at last. You will soon received it by regular mail. To read it right away, log in as a member and go to the Pastel Post tab under the Member' Menu. Have a great summer!
New look for AFP web site ( L'Art du pastel en France ). Good visit!
Fusion: LINE & LAND - Jacques Clément displays his work at the Scott Gallery, in Edmonton, Alberta, from June 2 to 26, 2012. Vernissage: June 2nd, from 2 pm to 4pm. Info: (780) 488-3619.
Worldwide sketching day! last Sunday of May, see details.
PSEC members can now read a new article from our master pastellist Claude Texier, in the Advanced Tips & Tricks section, under the Members' Menu.
(in French only) La Galerie Colline, de l'université de Moncton, Campus Edmundton, vous invite au vernissage de Jacques Clément, jeudi 22 mars 2012, 17h à 19h. L'exposition est en salle jusqu'au 27 avril 2012. Visitez son exposition virtuellement sur son site
(In French only) Jacques Clément expose au M.A.A., du 1er au 30 avril 2012 (Affiche - exposition ATHLETES+ ). Il présente une douzaine d'oeuvres dans cette exposition. Vous pouvez les voir sur mon blog
PSEC members can now read a new step-by-step article featuring our master pastellist Marie-Hélène Auclair, in the Advanced Tips & Tricks section, under the Members' Menu.
FIRST PRICE for Carl Desrosiers at the 13th ANNUAL PASTEL 100 COMPETITION, ABSTRACT Category for EXPRESSION
Message to Members: You will find, in section "Advanced Tips & Tricks (Member's Menu)", an inspiring text accompanied with some of latests pastels of one of our master artists, Horace Champagne!
In the universe of the soft pastel, Maryse Proulx and relief present their works. Guest of honor: Denis Jacques. Soft pastel, living soul, Bibliothèque Étienne-Parent, Quebec. From February 19th till March 25th, 2012
Pastels by Sharon Fox Cranston, SCA, PAC are among the works being shown at "Kaleidoscope" Jan. 9th - 29th, 2012 - Tay Gallery - 471 Hazeldean Rd., Kanata Ontario. www.taygallerykanata.com
The American Artists Professional League honored Pierre Montgrain with the 2011 bursary offered by The Pastel Society of America, for the 2nd prize in his category, during the 83rd AAPL Grand National Exposition, in New York.
The documentation to apply for the status of Master Pastellist now available on line. [ Download ]
Visit Lise Dagenais-St-Hilaire's solo exhibition, INTEMPOREL, from November 9 to December 18, 2011 at Peter B. Yeomans Cultural Centre, in Dorval. Infos: www.ville.dorval.qc.ca/leisure
Rita S. Bonneville is thrilled to open a new studio on the Ottawa river, 30 km from Ottawa. Have a sneak preview at www.bonnevillestjeanfineart.com.
Inak Gieysztor exhibits her work at Galerie Kozen (532 East Duluth, Montreal) September 13-27, 2011.
New on the site: Discover the Courses/Training/Workshop list in the "Classifieds - Courses" section. Click here!
Gaëtan Faubert was selected for the International of Pastel First Biennial in Cassis organized by l'Art de Coeur de l'art last August 18th to September 1st 2011.
Jacinthe Richard and Marthe Villeneuve will be exhibiting their work at Maison Le Pailleur, in Châteauguay from Sept. 7 to Oct. 23, 2011, under the theme "CHATEAUGUAY, TROIS VISIONS SUR LE PATRIMOINE". Opening: Sept. 8, at 7 p.m.
It is with great sadness that we are announcing the death of Louise Cadieux, one of our members. PSEC offers its sympathies to her family members and friends.
The Executive Committee wishes to warmly thank Suzanne Godbout for her valuable contribution at the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada throughout her term as President. Ms. Godbout transfers the "crown" to Reine Goodrow.
On April 23rd 2011, France Clavet was received as «academician» and was awarded the ACADEMIA XXI trophy for her artistic process and the quality of her pictorial work at the Gala de l’Académie Internationale des Beaux Arts du Québec biennial.
Jean Gareau will be exhibiting about twenty paintings at the Galerie Étienne de Causans, in Paris, from April 2 to 16, 2011.
Carl Desrosiers got another honourable mention this year, in the Landscape and Interior category of the 12th Annual Pastel 100 for the pastel painting entitled 'One Night on de la Montagne St.', that will be published in the April 2011 edition of The Pastel Journal.
(2010-12-07) - Marie-Hélène Auclair was featured in a 6-page article in Pratique des Arts, Pastel Special Edition, in October
Reine Goodrow and Ann Rochefort exhibited their work in December at Galerie 127 of Boutique Raphaël Décor, in Vaudreuil.
(2010-09-30) - Lise Clément, Suzanne Chevalier and Gaétan Faubert exhibted their pastel work at the Grand Dôme de l'Hôtel-Dieu in Lyon, in September 2010. See the video.
(2010-09-04) - Maggie Price is replacing Urania Christy Tarbet, founding president of the International Association of Pastel Societies
(2010-09-04) - Éditions De Villers and PSEC are proud to announce their association by introducing the new promotional material printing services reserved to its members.
(2010-09-04) - Flora B. Giffuni, founding president of the Pastel Society of America, died last September at age 89.
(2010-08-30) - Ann Rochefort received the 5th prize (Prix de la ville de Giverny) during the Salon International de Giverny 2010.
(2010-07-11) - Some pictures of Sally Strand's workshop in Mai 2010... ( Click here).
(2010-05-31) - Guest of honour: the renowned pastel artist Sally Strand was in Montréal and Québec in May to give a few workshops organized by PSEC.
(2010-01-03) - Sylvie Vezeau has received an Honorable Mention at the AAPARS (Association des Artistes affiliés de la Rive-Sud) contest-exhibtion held at the Centre Marcel-Dulude, in St-Bruno, last October.
(2010-01-03) - Carl Desrosier' pastel painting entitled «Ruelle à Barcelone» will be featured in April 2010 edition of the Pastel Journal. He will receive an honorable mention in Landscape & Interior category of this 11th Annual Pastel 100 Publication. This will be his 6th awarded painting in Amercian magazines.
(2010-01-02) - Form October 2 to December, the Hôtel des Postes of Musée Laurier in Victoriaville featured the exhibition «Suzanne Godbout, pastelliste».
(2010-01-02) - One of the pastel paintings from Ino Algranti was selected to illustrate the month of August in the Agenda Art Québec 2010 (Galerie Michel-Ange)
(2009-08-30) - A few images from Bill Hosner's workshop, this summer, in Kamouraska. Click here to see the video.
(2009-08-02) - Claude Texier's workshops during summer 2009 were very popular amoug PSEC's members.
(2009-06-30) - Carl Desrosier has received an honourable mention at the 10th Annual Pastel 1000 Competition of Pastel Journal in the Portrait & Figure category for his pastel painting «Nearing Evening».
(2009-06-30) - Two PSEC's ambassadors, Lise Clément and Gaëtane Dion, participated in the 1st international pastel exhibition of Oviedo, in Spain last, March. Gaëtane was also selected for the international exhibition in Giverny, in France, which just took place in June.
(2009-06-30) - A group exhibition of representational art, featuring a few of our members, among which Reine Goodrow and Michel Raymond, will take place from October 2nd to December 13th at Musée Laurier in Victoriaville - Hôtel des Postes pavillon.
(2009-06-16) - PSEC was represented by Suzanne Godbout and Reine Goodrow at the IAPS Convention at Albuquerque, New Mexico, in May.
(2009-06-08) - Ino Algranti will have one of his pastel painting printed in Magazinart which will be available in July.
(2009-02-07) - Patrice Landry just published his first novel at Éditions Minamots. Furthermore, two of his short stories were featured in the French literary magazine «Biscuit Chinois».
(2009-01-01) - Our Master Pastellist, Horace Champagne, is now featured in a fabulous DVD where he shares some of his secrets in pastel painting.
(2009-01-01) - Suzanne Godbout will be invited quest artist at the Open workshop in Beloeil, February 2nd, where she will do a still life using her technique.
(2009-01-01) - Guylaine Jacques received the Groupe Action Tandem mention, in the Jury's Coup de coeur, during the Symposium d'arts visuels ARTS ET RIVES of Lac Etchemin last September.
(2009-01-01) - Carmen Caron Lafrance was awarded Public's Choice during Granby's exhibition Couleurs urbaines, early August and both Public's Choice and 2nd juried prize at the Symposium Waterloo et l'art d'aimer, at the end of August.
(2009-01-01) - Caroline Guernon was selected by jury to be published as a pastellist following a contest ("Nos lecteurs ont du talent"). Her work will be seen in French art magazine Pratique des Arts (no.81).
(2008-10-31) - Congratulations to our newest Master Pastellist in PSEC's Hall of Fame: Marie-Hélène Auclair.