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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

15 Jul 2016 (UTC-04:00) • Wilkes Gallery, 913 C St, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
17 Sep 2016 9:30 AM (UTC-04:00) • McDowell Art Center, 123 McDowell St., Matthews, NC
17 Sep 2016 1:00 PM (UTC-04:00) • McDowell Art Center, 123 McDowell St., Matthews, NC
02 Oct 2016 (UTC-03:00) • McDowell Art Center, 123 McDowell St. Matthews, NC 28105

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.

2016 Statewide Pastel Exhibition

  On Common Ground

Hickory Museum of Art - May 21 - August 21

Elizabeth Mowry, PSA - Juror

Click Here for List of Winning Artists

Lily Pads by Maggie Whitney - 2015 Grand Prize Winner

Congratulations to our PPS members invited to this Exhibition

Kate Bergquist 

 Woodland Edge - Along The Fenceline

Malia Bryngelson

Happy Camper - In From the Outback

Judith Cutler


Terry Davis

Twilight through the Mist

Jay DeChesere

Keffer Oak - Hold On There!

Michael Ericsson


Jeannie Gilland

Golden Glow

Anthony Hedrick

Full English Breakfast, Burford, Cotswold, England

L. Hudson-Tolles

The Pony Warriors:  After Battle

Pam Neighbors

Sweet Dreams - Early Dance

Nancy Marshburn

Requiem in Blue - Soulful Blues

Diane Pike

The Wren

Laura Pollak

Coastal Quiet

Kurt Weiser

Valley Ridge (Diptych) - Climbing Vine

ARTIST OF THE MONTH ~ Jeannie Gilland - April winner for 2016 PPS art calendar

Jeannie is a native Charlottean.  She graduated from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC and after working in the computer field for many years, she pursued art studies at Queens University in Charlotte, NC.  At Queens, she studied with Melanie Longshore and Carmella Jarvi and has also studied with Miriam Durkin.  She has attended pastel workshops with Susan Ogilvie, Terry Ludwig, Greg Biolchini, LIz Haywood Sullivan, and Barbara Jaenicke.

Jeannie's work was juried into the 2014, 2015, and 2016 NC Statewide Pastel Exhibition. 

She has exhibited at the Piedmont Pastel Society Member Exhibition since 2006, winning the month of October in the PPS's 1st Annual Art Calendar Exhibition in 2013, and the month of April in 2015.  Jeannie has also exhibited at The Associated Artists of Southport Summer Regional Show and in 2014, won the Fred Fischer Memorial Award.

She is a founding board member of the Piedmont Pastel Society. Jeannie enjoys painting stil life and close up studies of plants, trees, and flowers.


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


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