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The Piedmont Pastel Society, a non-profit organization, was established in 2007. Our goal is to promote and provide educational opportunities for our members; to enhance community awareness and appreciation of the value and beauty of soft pastels; and to connect individual artists in our region.


Upcoming events

19 Mar 2016 9:30 AM (UTC-03:00) • McDowell Art Center, 123 McDowell St., Matthews, NC
19 Mar 2016 1:00 PM (UTC-03:00) • McDowell Art Center, 123 McDowell St., Matthews, NC
14 May 2016 9:30 AM (UTC-04:00) • McDowell Art Center, 123 McDowell St., Matthews, NC
14 May 2016 1:00 PM (UTC-04:00) • McDowell Art Center, 123 McDowell St., Matthews, NC

We welcome pastel artists from beginner to advanced. Members experience a creative environment for learning and sharing in art demonstrations, membership exhibitions, plein air outings, and workshops. Our programs and socials provide channels for networking, communication, and friendship.



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for 2016 Statewide Prospectus


ARTIST OF THE MONTH ~ Diane Pike - January winner for 2016 PPS art calendar


Born in Iowa, Diane moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1959. She lived in that area until December of 2008 when she relocated to North Carolina.  A degree in Fine Arts from the University of Northern Colorado, where she studied

printmaking and graphic design led to 10 years in Denver, Colorado as a graphic designer/artist in the advertising field.

Diane's first painting class was in March of 2002 when she studied with Chuck Ceraso learning to see and paint color with the influence of light, studies he based on the teachings of Henry Hensche from the Cape School of Art. Diane studied with Ceraso for four years with pastel as her medium.

That brought her to a year long study with Kevin Weckbach in 2006, where she also began painting in oil. In addition, Diane has studied with Ken Valastro and Quang Ho at the Art Students League of Denver in Colorado.

Diane lives in the Lake Norman area with her husband, where she paints full time and teaches studio classes, and a few workshops each year.

Diane will also be teaching one of our Mini- Workshops and a morning Demo in May 2016. See our Events Tab above on this page for more information and to register.



www.DianePike.com

Latest News: Be sure to click on the NEWS link above to view the most recent events for PPS and our members!


The Piedmont Pastel Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization


Address: Charlotte, NC, USA

Email: piedmontpastelsociety@gmail.org

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