APS Demo videos are occasionally recorded, with YouTube links posted on the Lending Library page, toward the bottom of the page.
May 23, 2021: Wei Jia
Wei Jia enjoys the historic tradition of painting self portraits, portraits and figures from life. His self portraits are accomplished by looking in a mirror, for accuracy in colors. Wei enjoys using Yicai sanded paper, produced by the Ming Gallery of Art. His painting, Self-Portrait, won 1st Place Portrait & Figure in the 21st Annual Pastel 100 competition, and is featured in the April 2020 Pastel Journal
June 27, 2021: Annual Members Garage Sale.
During June 19-24, send to the APS Vice President any photos, descriptions and price for sale items. On June 27, a list of items will be sent to our members by email and on FaceBook.
September 26, 2021: Paint-Around and Silent Auction with Jody Martin, Anna Lisa Leal, Julia Fletcher and Jan Weaver.
The artists will each paint from their own reference photo, painting for about one hour. Bidding, questions, comments will take place via Zoom chat, so as not to interrupt the painting progress. The sale price will go to our APS Scholarship Fund.
October 24, 2021: Christine Obers
“My medium is pastel. I like the simplicity and immediacy. Pastels are pure pigment with a binder. The colors remain true over centuries. Within my art is the desire, to capture an ephemeral moment and preserve it with all its colors and shades of emotion.” Christine Obers’ artwork has won numerous international awards and has been exhibited at the Samagrine Club in New York, Albuquerque NM, Moro Bay CA, Aurora Art Center just outside Toronto Ontario. Her art has been featured in major art publications, Pastel Journal and Southwest Art. Christine was recently awarded the Master Circle Gold Medal from the International Association of Pastel Societies. She is a Distinguished Pastelist in the Pastel Society of the West Coast and Master Pastelist in the Pastel Artists of Canada Association. Obers’ commissioned artwork is in private collections throughout Canada and the US.
December Members Holiday Party: More details soon.
Sunday, March 13, 2022 from 2:30 to 4:30: Lyn Asselta
Choosing pastel as her medium, Lyn Asselta creates vivid, thoughtful images of places that tug at her heart. These images are often purposefully meant to make her viewers feel as though they have stumbled upon a place of quiet strength and solitude. She chooses to create a narrative in her images, but welcomes and encourages you to create your own.
Recent Demonstrations and Pastel Talks
Other recent demonstrations and presentations were provided by Carol Arnold, Karen Margulis, Carolyn Kilday, Anna Lisa Leal, Wendy Layne, Jan Weaver, Joycelyn Schedler, Jeanne Rosier Smith, Brenda Hash, Bethany Fields, Enid Wood, Cindy McBride, Rae Andrews, Jen Evenhus, Bob Douglass, Nancy Lilly, Linda Wells, Annie Winsett, Mike Etie, Jeri Salter, Rita Kirkman, Dan Merrel, Margaret Dyer, Linda Dellandre.